School of Health Sciences and Education

SFU named 2022-23 College of Distinction

Marie Young | 06/07/2022
Each year Colleges of Distinction hand-picks a selection of top schools that are well equipped to provide a personalized education catered to students’ interests and once again Saint Francis University has made the cut!

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!

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

Compassionate Caregiving and the Healing Power of Music

When Krysta Weik (an exercise physiology major from Lebanon, PA,) and Paige Bacigal (a nursing major from Campbell Hall, NY) signed up for the Compassionate Caregiving course at Saint Francis University they found themselves tapping into the healing power of music. Kyrsta Weik (left), Paige Bacigal (right) This course (Religious Studies 302) centers on the importance of compassion in health care. Students learn about the religious roots of compassion by reading sacred texts from the East and West, as well as a diverse set of illness narratives. Students are also charged with creating a

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

SFU Associate Dean Receives Statewide Distinguished Colleague Award

Saint Francis University prides itself in sharing the accomplishments and recognition of its distinguished faculty. Dr. Rita Trofino, Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences & Education, Nursing Department Chair and Professor, was recently awarded the Distinguished Colleague Award from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing Schools Association, Inc . (PHENSA). PHENSA. is a statewide organization, which helps baccalaureate and higher degree nursing education programs in Pennsylvania plan and implement programs for growth, development and advancement. PHENSA provides a forum and meeting

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