How to Stay Safe this Winter

How to Stay Safe this Winter

Brandon Behe, Contributing writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

For those of you who were expecting the mild winter to continue into the semester, it is time to let it go.Winter weather has returned to Loretto with an icy vengeance. Just two weeks into the new semester, we’ve seen temperatures drop below freezing on multiple occasions, followed by what could p...

SFU Students Use Dogs for Behavior and Learning Classes

SFU Students Use Dogs for Behavior and Learning Classes

Dominick Palguta, Contributing Writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase

Fostering dogs while attending college classes may sound like a challenging proposition, but students admitted into this semester’s Canine Learning course received their dogs at the Boiler House on Jan. 22. The course is being taught by Assistant Professor of Psychology Schlomit Flaisher-Grinberg. Central...

What Talent Will 2016 Bring to SFU?

What Talent Will 2016 Bring to SFU?

Christi Villareale, Contributing Writer
January 29, 2016
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

A new year means new goals. New goals mean learning new hobbies, or perfecting old ones. Hobbies, with enough time and initiative, can become talents. And that is exactly what SFU’s Student Activities Organization (SAO) is looking for at the start of the new year: talent. Every spring semester,...

SFU to Host Sideline Cancer Chapter

SFU to Host Sideline Cancer Chapter

December 11, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JicTSuO5V0 The Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) student organization at SFU has announced a new initiative, with a more concentrated focus on cancer awareness and advocacy. This initiative includes bringing a Sideline Cancer chapter to the University, making Saint Francis...

Former Rusted Root Artist and SFU Faculty Member Crowd Funding for New Album

Former Rusted Root Artist and SFU Faculty Member Crowd Funding for New Album

Emma O'Hara, Contributing Writer
December 1, 2015
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SFU fine arts faculty member Jim Donovan - the former drummer of the multi-platinum touring band Rusted Root - has returned to the studio after 14 years and is releasing a new album. The album, Sun King Warriors, is a mix of groove-rock and Americana with “two tons of drums.” It will be relea...

Ambialet Students Startled But Safe

Ambialet Students Startled But Safe

Emma O'Hara, Contributing Writer
November 17, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Paris became the center of global attention last Friday following the latest incident of mass terrorism. At least 129 people were killed and more than 300 people injured in Paris. The deadly attack took place at the Bataclan Concert Hall, where gunmen killed at least 89 people who were attending a...

Father Malachi Delivers State-of-the-University Address

Father Malachi Delivers State-of-the-University Address

Christi Villareale, Contributing Writer
November 13, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYmQe6oMJVw Father Malachi delivered this semester’s “State-of-the-University” address Nov. 12 at JFK Auditorium. The purpose of the event is to keep faculty, staff and students updated on various SFU projects and initiatives. Father Malachi told those in attendance...

Awareness Key in Beating Breast Cancer

Awareness Key in Beating Breast Cancer

Emma Catalano, Contributing Writer
November 4, 2015
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October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what better way to show support than tie-dying shirts? Sophomore marketing major Syd Petro organized a CES event Oct. 29 that helped to raise awareness. Petro lost an aunt to Stage 4 breast cancer and has another aunt that survived – she has been...

Center for Service and Learning Created as Part of ‘Francis 2020’

Center for Service and Learning Created as Part of ‘Francis 2020’

Alexis Barrau, Contributing Writer
November 4, 2015
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An ophthalmologist’s goal is to help his or her patient achieve 20/20 vision. The concept of 20/20 vision calls to mind the words “clear” and sharp.” SFU’s current strategic plan to meet the University’s mission is called Francis 2020: A Clear Vision for Saint Francis University. This...

SFU Celebrates Homecoming

SFU Celebrates Homecoming

Emma O'Hara, Contributing Writer
November 3, 2015
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The campus was “wired” last weekend for Homecoming festivities. The Homecoming parade started in front of the Stokes Center on Saturday morning. The parade, led by the SFU marching band and cheerleaders, included members of this year’s Homecoming court and floats created by various clubs and...

American Shakespeare Center Performs at JFK

American Shakespeare Center Performs at JFK

Dominick Palguta, Contributing Writer
November 3, 2015
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase, The Arts

It felt as if time shifted back to the 16th and 19th centuries at JFK Auditorium on Oct. 28 and 29 in a pair of evening performances by the visiting American Shakespeare Center. Julius Caesar and The Importance of Being Earnest were performed by the Virginia-based theater company, providing attendees wi...

Sign Jam Opportunity for Deaf, Hearing Communities to ‘Come Together’

Sign Jam Opportunity for Deaf, Hearing Communities to ‘Come Together’

Matt Fraley, Contributing Writer
November 2, 2015
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Sign Jam, an annual event that allows students to learn more about American Sign Language (ASL), was held Oct. 15 in the Stokes Center’s auxiliary gym. Rodney Watson, the co-creator of Sign Jam, taught students who attended the event how to sign and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Xscape.”  ...

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