University News

Bell Ringing Ceremony

University Communications & Marketing | 03/31/2023
On March 28, 2023, faculty and staff gathered to officially "ring-in" the latest campus bell: one that will be placed within the Immaculate Conception Chapel Bell Tower when renovations are complete this August.

Hot off the presses: Saint Francis University Magazine

University Communications & Marketing | 03/14/2023
The latest issue of the Saint Francis University Magazine (2022 Year in Review) is hot off the printing presses. Features stories include: Medical Mission Trips: Stories of alumni who view service as a core part of their identity as healthcare professionals. Forbes 30 Under 30: SFU’s first graduate is named to this prestigious list for his contributions to the finance field. 175th Anniversary Year in Review: SFU celebrated its successes in 2022 and looked back over 175 years of excellence.

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.

Washington Monthly names SFU to three distinction lists

Marie Young | 09/26/2022
Washington Monthly recently released its annual 2022 College Guide with Saint Francis University landing on three distinction lists: #23 Best Bang for the Buck in the Northeast #19 Top 200 Master's Universities Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll Since 2005, the Washington Monthly has ranked colleges based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service.

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

2021 President's Awards Convocation held at SFU

Highlights from the President’s Awards Convocation View Event Video Explore the Photo Galley Download the Program The President’s Awards Convocation was held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center. The opening prayer was led by Rev. Matthew Simons, T.O.R., Director of Campus Ministry, following by the National Anthem by Isabella Tuttoilmondo. Speaker for the evening was Dr. John Miko, Associate Dean of the Shields School of Business. The Awards Convocation was hosted by Honors students, Andrew Crusciel, an English-Pre Law major from Loretto, PA, and Megan Wood, a

2021 Pennsylvania Statistical Poster Competition Winners

The Science Outreach Center and Mathematics Department at Saint Francis University is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition. The annual state competition is in its twenty-fifth year overall, and is coordinated for the thirteenth year by Saint Francis University. Cash awards of $96 for first place, $72 for second place, $48 for third place, and $24 for fourth place in each of four grade levels are awarded to the students who submitted winning posters. External financial support is provided by several regional and state professional organizations