SBDC Success Stories

SBDC | 02/13/2023
From a clothing boutique and BBQ restaurant to a wellness center and hair salon, the SBDC has aided small business owners across the region post-pandemic.

Soft Launch of Earth to Moon Exhibit

Erin Lischerelli, University Communications and Marketing | 01/16/2023
A group of students from St. Michaels School were the first to experience the NASA-funded Space Sciences and Engineering Mobile Interactive Exhibit for Rural Areas: Earth to Moon exhibit during a soft opening on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Saint Francis University.

2022 Puppy Graduation

Mitch Jubas, University Communications & Marketing | 11/17/2022
It was graduation night this past Tuesday for three of our four-legged students! Belle, Vickey and Midnight graduated from Saint Francis University this past Tuesday.

Blanket Collection Reaches Record High

University Communications and Marketing | 11/09/2022
First Row: Lois Schultz, Nurse Family Partnership Supervisor; (Very Rev.) Malachi Van Tassel, T.O.R., Ph.D., University President; Melody Ray, Healing Patch Coordinator; and Dr. Lisa Beiswenger. Second Row: Bernie Storm, Dr. Robin Cadwallader, Melita O’Donnell, and Abbie Malloy. The Saint Francis University Community Blanketeer group set a record high this fall with the collection of 381 beautiful quilted, crocheted, knitted, and tied blankets that will be distributed to sick and needy children through the Healing Patch and Nurse Family Partnership (Home Nursing Agency); blankets will also

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Marie Young | 09/20/2021
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, the flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation, is now available in Cambria County. Every family residing in Cambria County with children from birth until age 5 may register for this monthly book-gifting program to receive up to 60 free age-appropriate books!

Saint Francis University Chemistry Honor Society Helps Bring Science to Kids

The Saint Francis University Chemistry Honor Society teamed up with The Quaint Corner Children's Museum to bring chemistry kits to kids. A $500 grant from the Chemistry Honor Society Gamma Sigma Epsilon National office allowed Saint Francis to donate chemistry supplies for ten chemistry kits distributed to local libraries and institutions in Blair County. These kits allow staff to conduct science experiments for children and showcase basic chemistry lessons during organized activities. The kits were assembled by The Quaint Corner Children's Museum in Altoona. Each kit includes the book "Real

Saint Francis University Now Accepting Submissions for New Literary Magazine

Attention aspiring artists and authors! The English Department at Saint Francis University is now accepting submissions from high school students for their new online magazine, New Constellations. Students looking to be published in the inaugural issue can submit their work starting May 15th through June 15th, 2021. Submission categories include fiction, flash fiction, micro fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Visual art may also be submitted including photographs sketches, and paintings. To submit your work, visit newconstellationsmag.weebly.com. You may also contact the magazine