University Communications & Marketing | 11/29/2023
Saint Francis University's Rural Education Alliance for Leadership (REAL) Institute invited Dr. Richard Ingersoll, a leading national expert on America’s elementary and secondary teaching force, to address a crowd more than 70 educational leaders on Nov. 16, 2023.
Rachel (Vasilko) Heckman '13 | 11/29/2023
"My Life is a Miracle” A tale of service to God and country As a young boy growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, Blandin ‘Bill’ Karabinos would spend every summer and holiday at his grandparents’ home in Loretto. He would chat with the Franciscan TORs in his grandma’s kitchen, play basketball with Maurice Stokes in Doyle Hall, make friends with veterans attending college after their return from World War II, and eventually, attend the seminary and be ordained to the priesthood himself. Once, while picking blackberries with one of his mentors, Fr. Vincent Burke, TOR, Bill first learned the French
Marie Young, University Communications & Marketing | 11/21/2023
The university hosted its 30th Annual STEAM Day attended by 33 local high schools, 51 high school teachers, and record attendance of 481 high school students.
University Communications & Marketing | 11/15/2023
Join us on campus for a Journey to Bethlehem (a guided walking Live Nativity on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. This special event is in celebration of the 800th Anniversary of Saint Francis Portraying the First Ever Nativity Scene at Greccio.
Marie Young, University Communications & Marketing | 11/09/2023
Students from a wide spectrum of majors showcased current projects at the Thirteenth Annual Saint Francis University Student Research Day on November 9, 2023. This annual event celebrates student research projects conducted on campus and allows the University community to become familiar with the unique and interesting work SFU students do.
Melita O'Donnell, Academic Affairs | 11/07/2023
The Saint Francis University Community Blanketeer collected 275 beautiful quilted, crocheted, knitted, and tied blankets that will be distributed to sick and needy children in Cambria, Blair, and Somerset counties through the Healing Patch and Nurse Family Partnership (Home Nursing Agency), and through Dauntless Fire Company for comfort during emergency situations.
University Communications & Marketing | 11/01/2023
On October 21, 2023, four English faculty—Drs. Lisa Beiswenger, Timothy Bintrim, Brennan Thomas, and John Woznak—and five English majors—Avery Beunier-Lucas, Colette Costlow, MJ Dugery, Michael Hickey, and Erin Pyle—presented scholarly research on literary, environmental, and media studies at the 2023 Rachel Carson Conference, hosted by Chatham University.
Saint Francis University’s Commitment to Inclusivity: Creating a Welcoming Space for Jewish Students
University Communications & Marketing | 10/27/2023
In response to the Hamas terror attacks on October 7th and in a spirit of Franciscan solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters, Saint Francis University is offering an expedited transfer process for Jewish students who may be experiencing or are in fear of antisemitic discrimination or violence at their current institution.
University Marketing & Communications | 10/24/2023
On Friday, October 20, 2023, Saint Francis University celebrated the Blessing and Dedication of Saint Margaret Hall. The facility, bearing the name of St. Margaret of Cortona, will primarily serve Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Science majors and is scheduled to open in January 2024.
Marie Young, University Communications & Marketing | 10/10/2023
The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a $399,727 award to Saint Francis University as part of its first-ever Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity (EPIIC) grant program. The agency is investing $19.6 million to help nearly 50 emerging research institutions grow their capacity to participate in and drive regional innovation.