Director of Athletics to Resign in March

Director of Athletics to Resign in March

Marina Misitano, Editor

October 13, 2019

Susan Robinson Fruchtl, SFU’s Director of Athletics and former head women’s basketball coach, has announced her plans to resign from her position in March 2020. Robinson Fruchtl was head coach of the Red Flash women’s basketball team from 2007-12, before leaving the University to serve as head...

Chemistry Faculty Member Celebrates 25th Year of Teaching at SFU

Chemistry Faculty Member Celebrates 25th Year of Teaching at SFU

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

October 5, 2019

Ed Zovinka, a professor of Chemistry, completed his 25th year of teaching at Saint Francis at the end of the 2019 spring semester and an event is planned to celebrate this milestone.  On Friday, Oct. 25, chemistry alumni will return to speak to high school students and current SFU students for ...

SFU Community Honors Lives of Those Lost

SFU Community Honors Lives of Those Lost

Marina Misitano, Editor

October 2, 2019

A candlelight vigil was held on the mall Sept. 25 to celebrate and honor the lives of three students who died earlier this year: Nick Cumer, Liv Juliana and Bryan Smeltzer. Nick was an Exercise Physiology/Cancer Care student and former graduate assistant for the marching band. He was killed in the ...

Students Strive to Reach Every Door

Students Strive to Reach Every Door

Marina Misitano, Editor

October 2, 2019

The University celebrated Reaching Every Door (RED) Day on Oct. 1. This is an annual event during which groups from all over campus participate in various community service events at different locations. Classes are under a compressed schedule each RED Day in order to free up time for students and facult...

Students Like Being Able to Swipe at Frankie’s Campus Club

Students Like Being Able to Swipe at Frankie’s Campus Club

Mamie Kyle, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

With the renovations to Frankie’s over the summer came the decision to make some changes to dining plan options, specifically the use of meal swipes and flex cash. Before this semester, meal swipes could only be used at Torvian, while flex cash was accepted at Frankie’s, Adamucci Café and Padua ...

Campus Greeks Spread Message on Dangers of Hazing

Campus Greeks Spread Message on Dangers of Hazing

Rebecca Finafrock, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

National Hazing Prevention Week was Sept. 23-27 and Greek Life members at Saint Francis helped spread the word about the importance of ending hazing practices by hosting an information table in Padua Hall.  Members of the inter-sorority and inter-fraternity councils volunteered to sit at the information ta...

CSOR Secures Grant That Will Help Veterans

CSOR Secures Grant That Will Help Veterans

Morgan Flack, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) has been awarded a million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.  The Veterans Accelerated Learning Program Grant is a three-year project intended to help veterans earn occupational licenses. Congressman Glenn Thompson of ...

Men’s Soccer Knocks Off Previously Unbeaten Duquesne, 2-1

Men’s Soccer Knocks Off Previously Unbeaten Duquesne, 2-1

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

The intensity could be felt after SFU’s men’s soccer team brought Duquesne’s undefeated season to a screeching halt in a 2-1 victory on Sept. 24 at the Soccerplex. The Dukes’ Zach Hall scored the first goal of the game 15 minutes into the match. “Duquesne came in undefeated,” said SFU...

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...

Physician Assistant Program Holds White Coat Ceremony

Physician Assistant Program Holds White Coat Ceremony

Amelia Laudenbach, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

The Physician Assistant Sciences Class of 2021 received their white coats at the first “White Coat” Ceremony in the program’s history.  The ceremony was primarily a celebration of the students transitioning from undergraduate to graduate-level courses. It also celebrated their hard work and tena...

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...

SFU Thumps Merrimack for 11th Straight Win in Home-Opener

SFU Thumps Merrimack for 11th Straight Win in Home-Opener

Hunter Becker, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Finish. It’s been the motto preached by the Red Flash football team and coaches all offseason.  The team started slow last Saturday, finding itself down, 14-13, to visiting Merrimack with a little under one minute remaining in the first half. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jason Brown then led...

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