God of Carnage well received by attendees

God of Carnage well received by attendees

Yohanny Rodriguez, Staff writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Four showings of “God of Carnage” on March 16-18 brought parents, faculty, staff and students to JFK Auditorium. The performances showcased the skills of fine arts students at Saint Francis and were directed by F.J. Hartland, visiting assistant professor of theater. God of Carnage is a Broadway...

Business Students learn, explore on Spring Break trip to London

Business Students learn, explore on Spring Break trip to London

Jessica Crumm, Staff writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Academics, Showcase

The School of Business sponsored its 10th annual trip to England during the 2017 Spring Break. SFU students and faculty arrived in London on Feb. 24. Joining the students on the trip were Randy Frye, dean of the School of Business, and James Logue, professor of Accounting/Finance. Students who participated...

Students, alumni, staff share skills on Spring Break mission trips

Students, alumni, staff share skills on Spring Break mission trips

Yohanny Rodriguez, Staff writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Forty-two members of the Saint Francis family traveled to Jamaica and Costa Rica over the school’s spring break recess to perform mission work. Twenty-two students, five alumni and two staff members traveled to Maggotty, Jamaica, on a medical mission trip. The group included physical and occupational...

Saint Francis to switch from Blackboard to Canvas

Saint Francis to switch from Blackboard to Canvas

McKinley Baptiste, Staff writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Academics, Showcase

At the start of the 2017 summer semester, Saint Francis will discontinue use of the learning management system (LMS) Blackboard and begin using a program called Canvas. Canvas will provide Saint Francis students and faculty with many different options regarding course curriculum. The change is...

Cardinal Dolan to visit University on March 30

Cardinal Dolan to visit University on March 30

Teresa Narduzzi, Staff writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the current archbishop of New York, will be visiting Saint Francis on Thursday, March 30. The university will also honor benefactors Lou and Pat DiCerbo that day. Cardinal Dolan will celebrate Mass at 4 p.m. in the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center on March 30. A celebratory...

TKE brothers Plunge for charity

TKE brothers Plunge for charity

Yu Zhou, Staff writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under Greek Life, Showcase

Members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity held their annual Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Saint Francis on March 10. The event raises money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. TKE brothers had visited local businesses and organizations in the weeks leading up to the plunge, seeking sponsorships. The...

Three students land Intrepid Grants; Social Work recipient to help students with disabilities

Three students land Intrepid Grants; Social Work recipient to help students with disabilities

Sam Kimmel, Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Academics, Showcase

Saint Francis’ School of Arts & Letters recently announced the three winners of its 2016-17 Intrepid grants. Gabrielle Beck (Spanish/Pre-Professional Concentration), Sara Snyder (Political Science) and Annamarie Green (Social Work) have been awarded the grants. The monetary awards provide...

The Dream Catcher: Tre McKeithen

The Dream Catcher: Tre McKeithen

Andre Wolford, Staff writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

“Hard work can help you achieve whatever you want to achieve in life, but you have to realize that you will fail at some point, and when that happens, you can’t put your head down. You have to continue to fight.” Those words come from someone who knows, for Saint Francis men’s basketball player...

Kovatch becomes fastest Flash to 1,000-Point milestone

Kovatch becomes fastest Flash to 1,000-Point milestone

Kyasia Duling, Staff writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The ball bounces on the opponent’s hardwood floor before her knees bend slightly inward, taking her into her unique stance, one that lifts her a few inches. A nanosecond is all she needs to position the ball on her fingers, before lofting it into the air. At Robert Morris on Jan. 16, sophomore...

NEC Video Shares SFU Swimmer Katie Lafferty’s Story

NEC Video Shares SFU Swimmer Katie Lafferty’s Story

Teresa Narduzzi, Staff writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Saint Francis swimmer Katie Lafferty beat ovarian cancer in 2014, and her story is now being shared with a wider audience through a video package produced by the Northeast Conference. Lafferty, a junior business major from Bremen, Indiana, had surgery in April 2014. She had been diagnosed with dysgerminoma,...

SFU Hosts Chinese New Year Celebration

SFU Hosts Chinese New Year Celebration

Yu Zhou, Staff writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

SFU’s Office of International Student Programs hosted a Chinese New Year celebration for students and faculty on Jan. 28 in Schwab Hall. After a morning of traditional Chinese food preparation—which included dumplings, beef with opinions and pepper, fried rice, and more—guests began arriving...

SFU’s Annual Blanket Drive Underway

SFU’s Annual Blanket Drive Underway

Aidan Sweeney, Staff writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

SFU’s annual blanket drive to help needy area families with young children and infants kicked off recently. Blankets can be dropped off between Jan. 16 and March 17 at the main entrance to Scotus Hall. Blankets must be handmade and must come from a smoke-free environment. The blankets, which...

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