Center for Service and Learning Created as Part of ‘Francis 2020’

Center for Service and Learning Created as Part of ‘Francis 2020’

Alexis Barrau, Contributing Writer
November 4
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An ophthalmologist’s goal is to help his or her patient achieve 20/20 vision. The concept of 20/20 vision calls to mind the words “clear” and sharp.” SFU’s current strategic plan to meet the University’s mission is called Francis 2020: A Clear Vision for Saint Francis University. This... Read more »

Counseling Center Hosts Suicide Prevention Session

Counseling Center Hosts Suicide Prevention Session

Isaiah Holbrook, Contributing Writer
November 2
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Students were given tips on how to spot the warning signs of a person who is suicidal at a ”QPR” Gatekeeper Training session on Oct. 26 The event was sponsored by SFU’s Counseling Center. “We know that, from statistics and research, that suicide is the second leading cause of deaths for... Read more »

Invest-In-Success Competition on Horizon

Invest-In-Success Competition on Horizon

Angel Creek, Contributing Writer
November 2
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Invest in Success, an entrepreneurial competition for students, will he held Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in DiSepio 213. Based on the popular TV show Shark Tank, SFU students will have the opportunity to pitch business ideas to a panel of judges, who may then award up to $2,000 to help them launch their en... Read more »

Psychology Club Hosts Film Viewing, Discusses Mental Health Issues

Psychology Club Hosts Film Viewing, Discusses Mental Health Issues

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer
November 2
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The Silver Linings Playbook, an Academy Award-winning film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, portrays a man’s struggles to adjust to life after a stay in a mental institution. The film was screened and then discussed by a group of students and faculty at an event hosted by SFU’s ... Read more »

Papal Message Discussed in Community Forum

Papal Message Discussed in Community Forum

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer
October 15
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Students, faculty and community members gathered Wednesday evening to dissect and discuss Pope Francis’ commentary on humanity’s impact on the environment. The forum, held in JFK Lounge, was a response to the pope’s most recent encyclical, titled “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home.” Three... Read more »

Fermentation Major Brewing in Loretto

Fermentation Major Brewing in Loretto

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer
October 14
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Something new is brewing at Saint Francis and it’s not a winter snowstorm. At least not yet. The University has introduced a fermentation arts program this semester. A joint venture between the School of Arts and Letters and the School of Science, the program’s curriculum includes the study... Read more »

Community Health Fair Conducted on Campus

Community Health Fair Conducted on Campus

Shelby Bowen, Contributing Writer
October 13
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A Community Health Fair was held in JFK Lounge on Oct. 10. The event’s purpose was to educate the campus community on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to offer tips toward living a healthier life. SFU’s Public Health, Physician Assistant, Exercise Physiology, Nursing and Occupational... Read more »

SFU Again Lands Liquor Control Board Grant

SFU Again Lands Liquor Control Board Grant

Annamarie Green, Contributing Writer
October 9
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This past June, Saint Francis was awarded a $38,338 grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Saint Francis was one of 65 schools in Pennsylvania selected out of a pool of over 100 applicants to receive this grant. The PLCB grant is intended to help schools maximize their resources and prevent... Read more »

Magazine Editor Keynote Speaker at Zanzuccki Lecture

Magazine Editor Keynote Speaker at Zanzuccki Lecture

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer
October 1
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Amy Cosper was the keynote speaker at the Dr. Albert Zanzuccki Distinguished Lecture Series at JFK Auditorium Sept. 23. Cosper is vice president and editor in chief at Entrepreneur Magazine. Cosper emphasized social media advertising for start-up businesses at her evening lecture. “It’s... Read more »

Students Travel to Philly to See Pope Francis

Students Travel to Philly  to See Pope Francis

Matt Fraley, Contributing Writer
September 29
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Forty SFU students, along with students from St. Vincent College and Penn State University, traveled to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis, Sept. 25-27. The pontiff visited Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia on his first trip to the United States. Friday was “Tourist Day” for the students... Read more »

Faculty, Students Discuss Religion in America

Faculty, Students Discuss Religion in America

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer
September 28
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A lively yet intimate discussion seeking to demystify the origins of religious freedom in the United States took place on campus Sept. 23. “Was America Founded As A Christian Nation?” was a roundtable discussion led by Art Remillard, an associate professor of religious studies at SFU, and Kyle... Read more »

SFU Celebrates Legacy of Lenny Robinson – “Batman”

SFU Celebrates Legacy of Lenny Robinson – “Batman”

Shelby Bowen, Contributing Writer
September 28
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Students, faculty and staff gathered on the mall on Sept. 24 to pay tribute to Lenny B. Robinson, the “Baltimore Batman.” Robinson was killed on Aug. 16 on Interstate 70 in Maryland after being struck by a vehicle while checking the engine of his “Batmobile” – a custom Lamborghini - along... Read more »

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