Counseling Center Hosts Suicide Prevention Session

Counseling Center Hosts Suicide Prevention Session

Isaiah Holbrook, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2015

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...

Invest-In-Success Competition on Horizon

Invest-In-Success Competition on Horizon

Angel Creek, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2015

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...

Psychology Club Hosts Film Viewing, Discusses Mental Health Issues

Psychology Club Hosts Film Viewing, Discusses Mental Health Issues

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2015

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 ...

Papal Message Discussed in Community Forum

Papal Message Discussed in Community Forum

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2015

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...

Fermentation Major Brewing in Loretto

Fermentation Major Brewing in Loretto

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015

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...

Community Health Fair Conducted on Campus

Community Health Fair Conducted on Campus

Shelby Bowen, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2015

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...

SFU Again Lands Liquor Control Board Grant

SFU Again Lands Liquor Control Board Grant

Annamarie Green, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2015

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...

Magazine Editor Keynote Speaker at Zanzuccki Lecture

Magazine Editor Keynote Speaker at Zanzuccki Lecture

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2015

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...

Students Travel to Philly to See Pope Francis

Students Travel to Philly  to See Pope Francis

Matt Fraley, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2015

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...

Faculty, Students Discuss Religion in America

Faculty, Students Discuss Religion in America

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2015

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...

SFU Celebrates Legacy of Lenny Robinson – “Batman”

SFU Celebrates Legacy of Lenny Robinson – “Batman”

Shelby Bowen, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2015

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...

Author Reads from Works at Museum Event

Author Reads from Works at Museum Event

Isaiah Holbrook, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2015

Wendell Mayo visited the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art on Sept. 23, reading two short stories for those in attendance. The visiting author has published four short story collections: "Centaur of the North"; "B. Horror and Other Stories"; "In Lithuanian Wood"; and "The Cucumber King of Kedainiai." "The...

News