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...

SFU Students Join Nation in World Day of Prayer

SFU Students Join Nation in World Day of Prayer

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2015


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Members of SFU’s Campus Ministry and the Knights of Columbus banded together on Friday, Sept. 11, in a World Day of Prayer at the Immaculate Conception Chapel. This Prayer-for-Peace Service marked the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon...

Father Malachi to Participate in White House Event

Father Malachi to Participate in White House Event

September 7, 2015


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SFU president Fr. Malachi Van Tassell will participate in the Fifth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge at the White House on Sept. 10. The White House gathering provides an opportunity for college presidents and chancellors to meet face-to-face to explore models...

Four Join University’s Board of Trustees

Four Join University’s Board of Trustees

September 2, 2015


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Saint Francis has announced the election of four new members to its Board of Trustees for four-year terms, beginning this fall. The new members are Michael Calandra, president of MarJenn, secretary for Frank Calandra, Inc., vice president of J-Lok Pennsylvania and assistant to the president at Jen...

McGuire Memorial Park Opens

McGuire Memorial Park Opens

September 1, 2015


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Saint Francis and Loretto Borough hosted a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the Captain Michael McGuire Memorial Park on Friday, August 21. In 2011, the borough and University formed a partnership to design and implement the town's first community park. Drawing inspiration from Loretto's...

Troubadour Video Exclusive: Elio prototype drives on mall

Troubadour Video Exclusive: Elio prototype drives on mall
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March 15, 2015


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