Papal Message Discussed in Community Forum

Papal Message Discussed in Community Forum

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2015


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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...

Fermentation Major Brewing in Loretto

Fermentation Major Brewing in Loretto

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


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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...

Community Health Fair Conducted on Campus

Community Health Fair Conducted on Campus

Shelby Bowen, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2015


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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...

SFU Again Lands Liquor Control Board Grant

SFU Again Lands Liquor Control Board Grant

Annamarie Green, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2015


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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...

Magazine Editor Keynote Speaker at Zanzuccki Lecture

Magazine Editor Keynote Speaker at Zanzuccki Lecture

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2015


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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...

Students Travel to Philly to See Pope Francis

Students Travel to Philly  to See Pope Francis

Matt Fraley, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2015


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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...

Faculty, Students Discuss Religion in America

Faculty, Students Discuss Religion in America

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2015


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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...

SFU Celebrates Legacy of Lenny Robinson – “Batman”

SFU Celebrates Legacy of Lenny Robinson – “Batman”

Shelby Bowen, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2015


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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...

Author Reads from Works at Museum Event

Author Reads from Works at Museum Event

Isaiah Holbrook, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2015


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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...

Saint Francis Mourns Loss of Dr. Zanzuccki

Saint Francis Mourns Loss of Dr. Zanzuccki

September 21, 2015


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Saint Francis is mourning the loss of a giant in the history of the business program at the University. Dr. Albert Zanzuccki, known to everyone around campus as "Dr. Zan," died last Friday at age 99.  Zanzuccki served as chairman of the School of Business at SFU from 1946-84. He was born in Colver,...

Italian Studies Minor Approved

Italian Studies Minor Approved

Angel Creek, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2015


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For students seeking to broaden their educational horizons, an Italian studies minor is now an option as of May 2015. Italian instructor Mary Jean Bujdos, along with fine arts professor Chuck Olson, pushed for the minor to become official. Aside from providing students with a more well-rounded education,...

Events Planned for Suicide Prevention Month

Events Planned for Suicide Prevention Month

Karen Richtar, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2015


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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Each academic year, events are organized to inform the University community of warning signs, as well as the stigma surrounding mental health issues. A candlelight vigil will be held in remembrance of lost loved ones on Sept. 23. The event is titled...

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