SFU to Celebrate 50 Years of “Modern Era” of Football

SFU to Celebrate 50 Years of “Modern Era” of Football

Jalen Brown, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Following its 42-14 victory over Merrimack, the SFU football team looks forward to this week’s game against Columbia, as well as another special event being held in conjunction with the game. “We are celebrating 50 years of modern football,” said Director of Athletics Susan Robinson Fruchtl....

SFU Enters World of Esports

SFU Enters World of Esports

Noah Brunhuber, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

A relatively new type of collegiate athletics experience - Esports gaming – is being introduced at Saint Francis this fall. The goal of this initiative is to attract future students, as well as provide new opportunities for currents students to compete at a high level of competition in a collegiate spo...

Father Jason Wooleyhan Joins Center for Student Engagement Team

Father Jason Wooleyhan Joins Center for Student Engagement Team

Rebekah Finafrock, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Father Jason Wooleyhan has joined the Center for Student Engagement staff. “Given the success that we had with adding a Franciscan to our staff last year with Brother Rufino, we are delighted to be continuing that presence,” said Bobby Anderson, Director of Student Engagement.  Father Jason...

Student Government Association Prepares for Busy Fall Semester

Student Government Association Prepares for Busy Fall Semester

Hunter Longenecker, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The SGA has a long list of projects entering the fall semester, including a candlelight memorial ceremony, study lounges, longer library hours, bike racks and hydration stations.  The SGA is planning to hold a candlelight vigil on Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. on the mall in remembrance of Nick Cumer, Alivia...

Eight New Members, One Team Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame

Eight New Members, One Team Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame

Avery Papalia, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Athletics Department inducted eight new members and one team into its Hall of Fame at a ceremony on July 26 during Alumni Weekend. The 2000 men's cross country team was inducted into the Hall of Fame, becoming only the sixth team to achieve this distinction.  Individuals inducted in the 201...

Father Joe Lehman Elected Minister Provincial

Father Joe Lehman Elected Minister Provincial

Haley Thomas, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Very Rev. Joseph Lehman T.O.R. was elected Minister Provincial of the Third Order Regular Franciscans on July 18, 2019.  The Province also elected a new council to assist Father Joe, who replaces Father Malachi as Minister Provincial.  “I couldn’t be happier for the future of my provi...

Frankie’s Campus Club Open for Business

Frankie’s Campus Club Open for Business

Marina Misitano, Editor

September 10, 2019

Frankie’s Campus Club - the new food court located on the bottom floor of JFK - opened to all students and faculty on Sept. 6. “Food has always been a symbol of fellowship and unity for me,” said the University’s Student Government Association President Teresa Narduzzi. The senior Communications...

Zanzuccki Media Center Dedicated at Ribbon-Cutting Event

Zanzuccki Media Center Dedicated at Ribbon-Cutting Event

Marina Misitano, Editor

September 2, 2019

Faculty and administrators within the Shields School of Business dedicated and officially opened the Zanzuccki Communications Media Center on the ground floor of Schwab Hall on Aug. 30. Dave DeGol, whose family donated money to the project and requested that the Communications Program’s new facility...

Marina Misitano Assumes Editor-in-Chief Position of Troubadour

Marina Misitano Assumes Editor-in-Chief Position of Troubadour

July 31, 2019

Junior Communications major Marina Misitano has assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Troubadour, Saint Francis University’s student newspaper, for the 2019-20 academic year. Misitano takes over for previous editor Anna Baughman, who graduated from SFU with an English major and Communic...

Alumnus named Minnesota’s Physician Assistant-of-the-Year

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Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

Eric Wirta, a 2005 graduate of SFU, was recently named the 2019 Physician Assistant-of-the-Year by the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants. The award recognizes a physician assistant who demonstrates “outstanding work to the profession and the serving community.” Wirta serves as a physician...

Injured SFU student recovering after surgery

Injured SFU student recovering after surgery

Derrick Wiley, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019

On the evening of Feb. 1, SFU freshman Victoria Van Tassell was struck by a car on St. Mary’s Street in Loretto. Van Tassell was exiting a car driven by a fellow Saint Francis student. A witness said Van Tassell took a few steps before getting struck by another car. The driver of the car that hit...

SFU President becomes Minister Provincial

SFU President becomes Minister Provincial

Anna Baughman, Editor

January 30, 2019

Saint Francis President Father Malachi Van Tassell became Minister Provincial of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Jan. 20, following the resignation of the previous Minister Provincial, Father Richard L. Davis. The president’s role as Minister Provincial will last until July, when...

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