Elio Motors founder shares story of unique high-mileage vehicle

by Dani Gryckiewicz

March 11, 2015


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The driving force behind one of the most innovative concept cars in years shared its story with a large crowd in JFK Auditorium Wednesday. Paul Elio, founder and CEO of Elio Motors, explained the inspiration and ideas that have gone into creating a three-wheeled car that he expects to get 84 miles per gal...

Student blog captures study abroad experience

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Assistant Editor

January 13, 2015


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Each year students at Saint Francis University are given the opportunity to spend a semester in France. Sophomore Joshua Luciew decided to take that opportunity—and write about it! Luciew’s blog “The Adventure Enthusiast,” will capture the overall experience of studying abroad, utilizing video,...

Buzz surrounds new course

Janiece Morton, Reporter

December 11, 2014


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The Literature and Languages Department will be offering a course on beekeeping in the 2015 spring semester. The course will be taught by associate professor Lauri Chose.  It will be funded by a $3,000 Faculty Development Grant from the School of Arts and Letters. Chose has no direct experience...

WWII donations made to university

Jordan Gorsuch, Reporter

December 10, 2014


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Saint Francis became home to assorted World War II memorabilia this past Veteran’s Day. Items from two separate donations were made in conjunction with the day set aside to honor those who served in the U.S. military. The donated items will be available for public observation in the near future. The...

Gatorade Pong raises record amount

Gatorade Pong raises record amount

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Assistant Editor

December 8, 2014


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This year the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee raised $1,405 for the Zack Hinish Foundation at its 5th annual Gatorade Pong tournament. This is the most amount of money that has ever been raised through Gatorade Pong, which was held this year on Nov. 21. The foundation is in honor of Zack Hi...

Faculty participate in annual Denim Day

Leah Kessler, Reporter

December 2, 2014


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Saint Francis celebrated its annual “Denim Day” on Oct. 24 and raised $775 for the fight against breast cancer. Denim Day is a national workplace fundraiser sponsored by Lee Jeans Inc.  All proceeds raised at the event go to breast cancer research. “The SFU family has been touched by this...

New leadership takes over RED Radio

Eloa Coralina Nascimento, Reporter

October 31, 2014


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RED Radio has some new faces this semester, and that includes the club’s president, where Lindsey Miller takes over for Dustin Williams, who graduated last spring. Miller, an Arts and Letters major who also carries minors in social work and communications, has hit the ground running.  She has been...

Renowned author provides tips on organization for students

Mason Weir, Reporter

October 14, 2014


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Esteemed author, musician and neurologist Daniel Levitin provided insights into becoming more organized in the workplace and at school in his speech at JFK Auditorium on Oct. 2 as part of the Zanzuckki Endowed Chair Lecture Series. After an introduction by Randy Frye, Dean of the University’s School...

Fr. Sinisi wins Bel Cuore Award

Leah Kessler, Reporter

October 9, 2014


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The Rev. Dan Sinisi, an athletics chaplain and longtime member of the Department of Campus Ministry, is the winner of the 2014 Bel Cuore Award. The announcement was made on Sept. 15 at the Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown following the SFU Athletics Department’s annual Stokes-Hahn Golf Tournament. “The...

Alumni contribute to Schwab Hall renovation project

Janiece Morton, Reporter

September 30, 2014


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Two Saint Francis alumni donated $500,000 for the “Schwab Hall Restoration Project” in August. John and Shelia (Widmer) Connors’ half-million dollar gift is in honor of Albert Zanzuccki, Ph.D.  Zanzuccki is a professor emeritus of accounting at SFU and a popular and longtime figure at the University. “Personally,...

‘Saint Francis Cycler’ strikes again

Jordan Gorsuch, Reporter

September 29, 2014


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Brother Shamus McGrena’s 2014 charity bicycle ride, "Five States in Five Days,” raised more than $32,000 for the Dorothy Day Center. “I didn’t think I’d be able to do it,” Brother Shamus admitted.  “I had two chemo treatments and I couldn’t even walk up the steps.” Brother Shamus...

SFU’s professor’s new book released today

SFU’s professor’s new book released today

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Campus Life Editor

March 25, 2014


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Pat Farabaugh, a basketball junkie, author and assistant communications professor at Saint Francis, has published his second book.  It is titled An Unbreakable Bond: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman. He began working on this project in 2010, and the book is now available for pr...

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