Communications, Management, Marketing students network in Pittsburgh

Communications, Management, Marketing students network in Pittsburgh

Marina Misitano, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Academics, Showcase

The Shields School of Business sponsored a “Marketplace Excursion” trip to Pittsburgh on Oct. 23 for students studying Communications, Marketing and Management. Attendees toured PNC Park and visited the Pittsburgh offices of MARC USA, a full-service advertising agency in the South Shore section of...

Fall Bid Day busy, successful

Fall Bid Day busy, successful

Aidan Sweeney, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Greek Life, Showcase

JFK Auditorium was buzzing on Sept. 27 as the SFU Greek community held its Fall Bid Day ceremony. Greek membership at the University rose by 10 to 15 more members than last year. This can be attributed to aggressive recruitment by Greek leaders and more interest by the student body. “The influx...

Father Malachi, fellow brothers complete Tough Mudder race

Father Malachi, fellow brothers complete Tough Mudder race

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Father Malachi and several of his Franciscan brothers completed the Tough Mudder Pittsburgh Challenge on Sept. 8-9 at the Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock. Saint Francis’ president competed in the event with five other Franciscans, including Brothers Stephen, Marius and Vince from SFU...

SFU ranks in top 20 percent nationally in economic mobility of graduates

SFU ranks in top 20 percent nationally in economic mobility of graduates

Katie Page, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Academics, Campus Life, Showcase

According to a New York Times report on economic diversity and student outcomes, Saint Francis ranks in the top 20 percent nationally when it comes to the economic mobility of its graduates. The findings were published by the Equality of Opportunity Project, which studied students from almost all coll...

Vogues deliver memorable performance to open SFU Band Concert Series

Vogues deliver memorable performance to open SFU Band Concert Series

Andrew Nash, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase, The Arts

The SFU Bands are hosting a series of musical acts in 2018-19 and the Vogues opened the “SFU Band Concert Series” on Sept. 30 at JFK Auditorium. The Vogues are known for their chart-topping singles from the 1960s. The original group was inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2001. The...

Men’s volleyball player joins Loretto Borough Council

Men’s volleyball player joins Loretto Borough Council

Urska Medvesek, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase, Sports

Men’s volleyball player Hayden Herc has been selected to represent Saint Francis on the Loretto Borough Council. The Borough Council is responsible for providing services to area residents. “We are excited about the opportunity for Hayden, not only to represent SFU Athletics, but also the entire...

Students make “Reaching Every Door” a success

Students make “Reaching Every Door” a success

Anna Baughman, Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Saint Francis celebrated its annual Reaching Every Door (RED) Day on Oct. 2 with a slew of volunteer projects involving over 500 students in the Loretto, Cresson, Gallitzin, Ebensburg and surrounding areas. The goal of RED Day is for members of the SFU family to reach out to the local community. With...

Kasun first SFU student to win national business fellowship

Kasun first SFU student to win national business fellowship

Katie Augustine, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Academics, Showcase

Junior accounting major Rebecca Kasun became the first Saint Francis student to receive the Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship Award. It is given to students studying a field of business who are well-rounded individuals, inside and outside of the classroom. Kasun is as one of around 30 students in the nation...

Counseling Center hosts screening as part of Suicide Awareness Month

Counseling Center hosts screening as part of Suicide Awareness Month

Olivia Ford, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

September is suicide awareness month and, in conjunction with this awareness period, the SFU Counseling Center hosted a viewing of a documentary titled “It’s Real” on Sept. 18. “Our hope is that it helps to educate students, to help them dismiss the stigma surrounding mental health issues,”...

Fine Arts faculty member to deliver Ted Talk

Fine Arts faculty member to deliver Ted Talk

Derrick Wiley, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Academics, Showcase

Jim Donovan, an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, will deliver a Ted Talk Sept. 22 on how rhythm tricks your mind into sleep. He will be sharing findings from an experiment he conducted. In addition to teaching at Saint Francis, Donovan is the lead singer in the band, The Sun King Warriors. He also...

Major restructuring underway at University

Major restructuring underway at University

Anna Baughman, Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Academics, News, Showcase

Saint Francis started off the 2018-19 school year with a major reconstructing – going from four schools to three – in response to financial issues and a desire for new academic offerings. Along with these structural changes, there have been movements toward staff reductions. The three existing...

Communications faculty member wins dissertation award

Communications faculty member wins dissertation award

Damian Runk, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Academics, Showcase

Kelly Rhodes, chair of the Communications and Criminal Justice Department, has won the 2018 Dissertation-of-the-Year Award from University of Phoenix. Her doctoral dissertation is titled Influencing Corporate Social Responsibility Decision Making in a Major League Baseball Team: A Case Study. Rhodes said win...

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