University moves from GroupWise to Gmail

Tyler Skipper, Staff writer

March 26, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Saint Francis recently transitioned from the Novell GroupWise email domain to Gmail for students, faculty and staff. The University had used GroupWise for the last 16 years. The primary reason for the change is the ability to access email with the Gmail application. Users will also have full access...

Doctoral fellow joins economics center at SFU

Doctoral fellow joins economics center at SFU

Sam Kimmel, Editor

March 26, 2017


Filed under Academics, Showcase

Jie Chen has joined Saint Francis’ Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation as its first doctoral fellow. Chen will be working remotely from Lehigh University, where she is enrolled in a doctoral program. The Shanghai, China, native pursued the fellowship opportunity at SFU because of...

Women’s basketball closes 17-win season

Women’s basketball closes 17-win season

Andre Wolford, Staff writer

March 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The Red Flash’s postseason run in the Women’s Basketball Invitational came to an end on March 19 in a 67-57 home loss to Wisconsin-Milwaukee. SFU closed the season with a 17-15 mark and a 13-5 record in Northeast Conference competition. The team accepted an invitation to the WBI after falling...

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...

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