Full Slate of Events During LGBTQ Awareness Week

Full Slate of Events During LGBTQ Awareness Week

Amanda Schiavo, Editor
March 19, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Saint Francis University’s first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Awareness Week took place during the week of March 7. The events, which concluded on March 11, were sponsored by the School of Arts and Letters. “This is a Catholic university, but it is a Franciscan university,”...

Was U.S. founded as “Christian Nation”? SFU’s Examined Life Conference Features author’s talk, student presentations

Was U.S. founded as “Christian Nation”? SFU’s Examined Life Conference Features author’s talk, student presentations

Jordan Gorsuch, Contributing writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase

John Fea, a professor of American History at Messiah College, will deliver the keynote address for SFU’s annual undergraduate conference in the Liberal Arts, “The Examined Life.” Fea’s presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18, in the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. It will...

Tau Kappa Epsilon’s Polar Bear Swim raises money for St. Jude’s

Tau Kappa Epsilon’s Polar Bear Swim raises money for St. Jude’s

Matt Fraley, Contributing Writer
March 16, 2016
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The SFU fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) hosted the Polar Bear Swim Friday, March 11 to raise money for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Dressed in costumes or random assortments of clothing, the TKE brothers charged into Lake Saint Francis at 4 p.m. Zachary Georgevich, vice president...

NEC Player of the Month Gervais looks to play pro tennis upon graduating

NEC Player of the Month Gervais looks to play pro tennis upon graduating

Dani Gryckiewicz, Contributing Writer
March 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Danielle Gryckiewicz Gervais started playing tennis at 13 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He trained at Academie Menard Girardin, one of the largest training facilities in Canada. The academy is known for producing players who compete on WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) and ATP (Association of Tennis Pro...

Saint Francis University Welcomes First Water Polo Player

Saint Francis University Welcomes First Water Polo Player

Danielle Gryckiewicz, Contributing Writer
March 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

History was made at Saint Francis University (SFU) this spring with the enrollment of the school’s first women’s water polo player. Krysta Ponek is a second-semester sophomore who transferred from Utica College in New York state, where she also played water polo. She plans to major in Environmental...

Spring Break Means Service for Volunteer Group

Spring Break Means Service for Volunteer Group

Brandon Behe, Contributing Writer
March 1, 2016
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A number of Saint Francis students are spending their spring break providing medical and social services to disadvantaged residents of Jamaica. The Helping the Underprivileged by Giving our Service (HUGS) group, which consists of 24 students and three faculty members, is providing medical care for...

Guitarist Captures SFU’s Got Talent Crown

Guitarist Captures SFU’s Got Talent Crown

Angel Creek, Contributing Writer
March 1, 2016
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After four consecutive Fridays of intense competition, “SFU’s Got Talent” crowned its champion Feb. 19 at JFK Auditorium. Andrew Garcia, a rock-and-roll guitarist, wowed the audience and earned the most votes for his two performances of the night. In his second act, Garcia brought back-up...

The future of business is coming to Schwab Hall

The future of business is coming to Schwab Hall

Matt Fraley, Contributing Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase

The modernization of Schwab Hall has begun. It will become the home for the School of Business, providing a contemporary learning environment for its students. In its current state, the building is just over 50 percent finished. The project is still expected to be finished for classes this coming fal...

Students’ Photography on Display for SFU Community

Students’ Photography on Display for SFU Community

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase, The Arts

Three SFU students’ photography efforts were recognized on Feb. 18 as part of the “3 Women, 3 Visions” exhibition in the lower level of the library. The three students who contributed to the art exhibit are Stephanie Connell, Sydney Shearer and Grace Smith. They each presented around 20 photographs. The...

SAO Hosts Bongo Ball and Bubble Soccer Event

SAO Hosts Bongo Ball and Bubble Soccer Event

Rebecca Larkins, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2016
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The Student Activities Organization (SAO) hosted a Bongo Ball and Bubble Soccer event Saturday in the Stokes Center’s Auxiliary Gym. Participants shot each other with potato guns and foam balls on one side of the gym.  On the other side, participants played soccer from inside inflatable bubbles....

Freshman Kovatch Lighting Up Northeast Conference

Freshman Kovatch Lighting Up Northeast Conference

Janiece Morton, Contributing Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Red Flash freshman basketball player Jessica Kovatch has been named the Northeast Conference’s (NEC) Rookie-of-the-Week 11 times this season, more than any player in conference history. Kovatch leads all NCAA Division I freshmen in scoring, averaging 22.3 points per game, after netting 25 in a...

Library Exhibit to Explore Native Peoples’ Experience

Library Exhibit to Explore Native Peoples’ Experience

Matt Conrad, Contributing Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

An upcoming library exhibit will look to bring a greater awareness of Native American life and health to the Saint Francis community. Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness is a traveling multimedia exhibit developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in partnership wi...

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