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Professors' articles accepted for publication
Jan 17 2013
Students register to vote
Oct 23 2012
Students celebrate Constitution Day
Sep 17 2012
2012 recipient of Ann Eppard Congressional Internship
May 3 2012
Student accepted for Washington Center Internship Program
Apr 20 2012
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Bishop of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge to speak at Red Mass / Law Day
Apr 26 2013
Burning Crosses in Pennsylvania: The Lilly Klan Riot of 1924 and the Forging of American Nativism
Dec 4 2012
Ethical issues in the 2012 presidential election
Nov 1 2012
Senior UN Prosecutor to discuss Rwandan Tragedy
Sep 26 2012
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Our students reach higher to explore different opportunities. Practical experience is an excellent way for students to evaluate their interest in a career, and begin developing professional skills and contacts that will enhance their marketability when seeking postgraduate employment. Explore SFU HIPS for more information.
As a student you may participate in professional activities including attending and presenting in professional conferences as you learn new things and are ready to share your research. We also encourage independent study opportunities to help you delve into topics that excite your passions. The School of Arts & Letters offers undergraduate research grants to assist students with field work and other aspects of their research. Students have pursued research at the British Library in London, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, and the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg to name a few.
As a first-time full-time freshman, you may be eligible for a Department Fellowship to help cover your undergraduate education expenses.
History and political science majors are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs during an academic semester or over the summer. Our students study in Mexico, Italy, France and travel in Europe through University-sponsored programs. Saint Francis University is also a member of the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), which offers intensive study programs in England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand and other English speaking countries.
Internships are a not a luxury, but a necessity in today’s competitive job market. We are committed to helping you explore internship opportunities to give you that extra edge when you are searching for a job after graduation. University affiliation with the Washington Internship Institute and the Washington Center opens up a wide variety of opportunities for our students. Internships are also available with local community organizations.
The Ann Eppard Memorial Scholarship and Congressional Internship program offers scholarships for summer congressional internships. Scholarships and congressional internship placements are awarded annually to deserving upper-level Saint Francis University students, with preference for young women from Pennsylvania without regard for race, religion, or ethnicity.
The Department sponsors three active student clubs.
Many of our students assume leadership positions in student government, their fraternities and sororities, and various student clubs. Our students often receive awards for their involvement in student organizations and community service. These opportunities will enrich your on-campus experiences and make you more attractive to future employers.
The Department hosts chapters in Phi Alpha Theta (the National History Honor Society) and Pi Sigma Alpha (the National Political Science Honor Society). Qualified students are eligible for membership after their sophomore year. Honor Society Membership would look great on your resume!
Being an engaged, informed, and active citizen is critical if you want to make an impact in this world. The Center for the Study of Government and Law at Saint Francis emphasizes programs that help our students understand their rights in a democratic society and are equally ready to meet their civic responsibilities. The Center offers a wide variety of relevant programs, including mini-grants to help students defray the costs of LSAT preparation courses.
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