Academics

Saint Francis University unveils new high-tech anatomy lab

Marie Young, University Communications & Marketing | 11/18/2022
The university unveiled its new anatomy lab which combines the university's traditional cadaver lab with a high-tech simulation space within the Experiential Learning Commons.

Biology professors examine differing impact of warming oceans on aquatic life

University Communications & Marketing | 10/18/2022
Not all marine animals react to changing ocean conditions in the same way, according to Dr. Matthew Birk, a biology professor at Saint Francis University and Brad Seibel, a biological oceanographer at the University of South Florida. Seibel and Birk co-authored a recent publication on the topic. The study is the first to drill down into the relationship between oxygen, temperature, and the metabolic requirements of vertical migrators, which include billions of marine animals from tiny crustaceans called krill to the six-foot-long jumbo squid. Seibel and Birk used modeling to understand how six

SFU Receives $1 Million Dollar ARC POWER Grant for Aviation Maintenance Technician School

University Marketing & Communications | 10/18/2022
Saint Francis University has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to launch an Aviation Maintenance Technician School. The new Aviation Maintenance Technician School will be sited at the John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County Airport and will offer a 14 CFR 147-certified training curriculum for Aviation Maintenance Technicians.

SFU named to the Forbes 2022 America’s Top 500 Colleges List

Marie Young | 10/14/2022
Saint Francis University has landed on the prestigious list of Forbes 2022 America’s Top 500 Colleges. In its annual list, Forbes ranked colleges and universities in the U.S. based on the return on investment and outcomes top schools delivered for their students. According to Forbes, their methodology highlighted schools whose students graduated on time, secured high salaries and low debt; and went on to have successful careers. In addition to the traditional ranking criteria of graduation rates and alumni salaries, Forbes factored in high-level achievements of students and graduates as an

Upcoming Mentorship Week Plans Set

Career Services & Alumni Engagement | 10/13/2022
SFU welcomes more than 100 alumni and community mentors to campus Oct. 17- 22. The event is an excellent way for current students to benefit from the professional expertise of past graduates, many of whom are returning to campus for Homecoming celebrations that weekend.

SFU Student Named SAGE Scholars Foundation Father Schaffer Award Recipient

Erin McCloskey | 10/05/2022
Selected from hundreds of student submissions, SFU student Damian Tobias' essay was chosen as this year's recipient of a $5,000 Father Tom Schaefer Scholarship from SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation. The SAGE Scholars Educational Foundation sought submissions from students who shared their stories of preparing for college, visiting the campus, and making their final choices.

Comm students uncover Flourishing Moments during pandemic 2021

Dr. Pat Farabaugh | 05/29/2021
Students Focus on “Flourishing Moments” in Reflections on Pandemic Experience Students in the Communications Program’s capstone course, Multiplatform Storytelling, completed a three-part oral history project titled “Documenting the Pandemic” during the spring 2021 semester. In Part 1 of the assignment, the 20 students shared their pandemic experiences, using the camera as their primary story-telling tool. They prepared a set of photos with accompanying text that painted a picture of their families’ lives since the onset of the pandemic. For Parts 2 and 3 of the project, the class members