News & feature stories from the Saint Francis University Communications Department 

Editor & Publisher names SFU alumna on "25 under 35" list

Shields School of Business | 02/24/2023
Editor & Publisher named Saint Francis University Alumna Anna Baughman to it's 2023 list of “25 Under 35” inspired, passionate, and innovative young news media professionals for her work as the editor at Morrisons Cove Herald, Inc. in Martinsburg, PA.

Social Media Strategies Winners Selected

University Communications & Marketing | 12/07/2022
Abby Zambruno and Riley Smith were selected as the winners from Dr. Rhodes' Social Media Strategies course collaboration with University Communications and Marketing.

Top 5 Reasons to Be a Communications Major

Did you know that Communication majors can work in any industry, anywhere in the world? From major cities to small towns, everyone needs employees with communications skills, which means more jobs for Comm majors!

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

SFU Announces 2021 Intrepid Award Winners

Saint Francis University is proud to announce its 2020-2021 Intrepid Research Grant Award recipients. Congratulations to Oliva Coll Nazarak, Kei-shon Graham, and Scott Riner. For over a decade, $1,000 competitive grants are award annually to students proposing significant academic, creative, or service projects that are firmly grounded in the humanities. The grants are made possible through the generous donations of SFU alumni who wish to support interdisciplinary student research, creative or service projects. Olivia (Coll) Nazarak is a Middle School English and Special Education Major who

SFU Announces 2021 Mr. And Ms. Frankie Winners

SFU Announces 2021 Mr. And Ms. Frankie Winners The Mr. and Ms. Frankie awards honor the top senior male and female students at the University each academic year. Dylan Gordon and Lauren Montecalvo were awarded the prestigious honor by Father Malachi at the President’s Awards Convocation on April 27, 2021. The award is given to those who "exemplify scholarship, leadership, achievement and service to the University, as well as to the Community." The recipients were selected by popular vote by members of the Senior class, faculty and administration. This award is given to the senior students that

Registration Open for 2021 Summer classes

Registration is now open for summer classes at Saint Francis University. A full slate of courses may be found at . A majority of the courses will be held online, however on campus courses are also available. They are offered through Francis Worldwide and are open to returning adult students, traditional SFU students, and non-SFU college students interested in taking courses while home for the summer. The summer session offers flexible offerings across a wide variety of disciplines such as business, science, education, math and english courses, as well as

SFU to Host K-12 PA Statistics Poster Competition

Saint Francis University is happy to announce that SFU Science Outreach Center will again host the Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition for 2021. The competitions, held virtually, will offer cash prizes and certificates for first, second, third, and fourth place in each category. Certificates are awarded for honorable mentions in each category. The winning posters from the Pennsylvania Competition are submitted to the National Statistics Poster Competition. Posters MUST be registered/submitted electronically by midnight on Friday, March 12, 2021. General Information: A statistics poster

SFU Honors the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Saint Francis University honored the enduring legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with in-person and virtual discussions, group activities and educational displays. The MLK Day Celebration was a day of education and reflection on Dr. Kings’ philosophy of nonviolent social change and conflict-reconciliation. This year’s Martin Luther King Day coincided with SFU’s Convocation, and featured keynote speaker, Mr. Bill Strickland, founder, and Chairman of Manchester Bidwell Corporation . Mr. Strickland is the author of “Make the Impossible Possible”, which speaks of his personal crusade to inspire

SFU Announces Dare-to-Dream Award

Saint Francis University is proud to announce a new annual accolade titled the ‘Shields School of Business Dare-to-Dream Award’, a homage to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic "I Have a Dream Speech". Each year, $500 will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate Black or African American student, or a student of Black or African American descent, who is working toward their degree within the Shields School of Business (SSOB) at Saint Francis. “I’m very grateful for the generosity of the Shields School of Business faculty and staff, in graciously creating and funding this award. It is just one of