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SVC fights depression on campus

SVC fights depression on campus

March 11, 2015 at 5:21 am 0 comments

With the recent streak of bitter cold Arctic temperatures, it seemed as though spring and summer have never been further away. For many people, winter, with the cold, snow and ice, has a way of making things much drearier. These “winter blues,” known to professionals as seasonal affective disorder, are a mild form of depression, but they tend to dissipate as the weather improves. But what if those feelings do not get better? Feelings that do not improve are the norm for many college students. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), around 30 percent of students surveyed in 2012 reported feeling depression so severe “that it was difficult to function.” In an effort to increase awareness of depression, and help those who may be battling it, the Saint Vincent College Wellness Center will be holding an anxiety screening event on Thursday, March 12 in the Carey Center.Read More

SVC runs ad in Times Square, looks to increase awareness

SVC runs ad in Times Square, looks to increase awareness

January 22, 2015 at 9:31 pm 0 comments

  Among the Saint Vincent community, the Basilica may be one of the most well-recognized features on campus. People passing through Times Square in New York City may become more familiar with this prominent feature of campus as well, thanks to a 10 second advertisement for SVC appearing on two Superscreens in New York through March 31. Along with the Basilica, the advertisement displays other scenes such as graduates in their caps and gowns and students working in the Dupre Science Pavilion. The ad seems to be a component of SVC’s long-term plan to increase visibility, a plan alluded to by Suzanne Wilcox English in an earlier interview. The plan, which involves calling for “greater diversity,” is not relying on the Times Square video to reach potential students. Rather, the advertisement is designed to increase awareness of Saint Vincent College outside of Southwestern Pa. This is not SVC’s first timeRead More

APB Presents Lip Sync Contest

APB Presents Lip Sync Contest

December 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm 0 comments
Excela Health’s “My Excela Health Check” reaches out to SVC faculty and staff

Excela Health’s “My Excela Health Check” reaches out to SVC faculty and staff

December 6, 2014 at 3:28 am 0 comments

Excela Health hosted “My Excela Health Check: Easy as A, B, C” on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014,  offering biometric screenings at no cost to all Saint Vincent College faculty and staff. The screenings in the Fred Rogers Center consisted of a glucose and lipids test, blood pressure reading, weight through body mass index (BMI) and a waist circumference. Before leaving the screening, faculty and staff received a personalized health report card before leaving. Attendees were also able to schedule appointments with Excela Health personal care physicians. Over 60 faculty and staff took advantage of this opportunity throughout the day.

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Bearcat football breaks streak with four wins

November 19, 2014 at 2:48 am 0 comments

The Bearcat football team gained momentum this season with new coach, Ron Dolciato, who led the team to a season of four wins and six losses, with some upsets along the way. The 2014 season began with a staffing change, as Saint Vincent College welcomed new head coach Dolciato. For 27 years, Dolciato coached at John Carroll University as an assistant coach and the associate head coach and offensive coordinator. Dolciato brought to Saint Vincent a staff that had all previously coached at colleges and universities that were successful in Division III football. This staff helped the Bearcats defeat four different colleges and universities this season. The first win the Bearcats had this season was a home game against Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) on Sept. 20. The Bearcats beat Case Western 23-20. Senior Morgan Porter made a 31 yard field goal in the first quarter to give the BearcatsRead More

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SVC gradually offers more online teaching

November 6, 2014 at 4:44 am 0 comments

Saint Vincent College is looking to increase the number of online classes it offers. Currently, the majority of the online courses offered at SVC are for students in the graduate program, since many graduate students have jobs and do not live on campus. However, the faculty are encouraged “to use technology to enhance their courses,” said Dr. John Smetanka, the vice president of Academic Affairs. SVC administration encourages professors to take instructional courses on how to teach online. According to Smetanka, there is a good “sprinkling” of classes that are either completely online or partially online. Those classes that are partially online are called hybrid classes. Smetanka said that there are some departments that have used online teaching more than others, due to online teaching lending itself better to certain courses than others. The mathematics and education departments are two departments that have been incorporating such online teaching. Smetanka pointedRead More

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Golf teams facing end of fall season, compete in PACs

October 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm 0 comments

On Oct. 29 and 30, the Saint Vincent College men’s and women’s golf teams competed in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by Westminster College at the New Castle Country Club. The men’s team came in second place out of eight competing schools while the women’s team came in fourth out of five. PACs consists of 72 holes, 36 in the fall and 36 in the spring. The leader of the two tournaments receives and automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Tournament, which the men’s team has competed in for the past two years. “We’re a pretty new team,” said freshman team member Juli Cehula, mentioning the challenges of adjusting to a new coach and collegiate competition. “It was a really tough course. We all didn’t do our best.” “In comparison to most courses, it was a very challenging course,” said sophomore Liz Loftus about the New CastleRead More

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Thinking positive thoughts at SVC

October 3, 2014 at 1:42 am 0 comments

A casual glance at any news source, including this one, makes it evident that the world has a terrible, nasty habit of not being such a nice place. The world, both near and far, is rampant with great sadness and struggles from many different sources, both natural and humanly caused. But the world is a mixed bag. There are plenty of good things, too; and whenever the good things do come along, particular pleasure should be taken in grasping an appreciation of them. Life is never, ever perfect; but, during those times when, in a certain light, it seems pretty close, you’ve gotta tip your hat to those good things. It won’t replace all the bad things, but it can provide balance, hope, inspiration and a solid foundation to expand upon. Campus has lately been home to a number of pleasant things. One source of great excitement is the apparentRead More

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Ann Holmes returns to the SVC community

October 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm 0 comments

This year, Saint Vincent College welcomed back Ann Holmes as the new Director of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series and Administrative Director of the Saint Vincent Gallery. Holmes, who worked as the Concert Manager before leaving in 2007, is taking up the positions after the recent passing of Brother Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., who previously held them. As the director of the Saint Vincent College Concert series, Holmes works closely with Father Cyprian Constantine, O.S.B. and Ben Schachter to put together the entire concert series. Constantine is the chairperson of the Music Department, and Schachter is the chairperson of the Visual Arts department. When it comes to looking for artists to perform in the series, Holmes said she works “to identify and schedule excellent, engaging classical musicians to appear on campus.” Holmes schedules the eight performers one or two years in advance, and makes all of the arrangements for theirRead More

Steps were renovated outside of Rooney Hall. (Photo by Rachel DeNino)

Campus-wide improvements made over the summer

October 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Over this past summer, Saint Vincent underwent campus-wide renovations by the Facility Management Office, while the Information Technology department upgraded technology for student use. A basketball court was also constructed near Saint Benedict Hall. Several sets of steps were removed and replaced around campus. FMO replaced six sets in front of Rooney Hall and two sets behind it, one set leading up to parking lot Q and another set outside of Bonaventure Hall. FMO also repaired broken concrete and installed a new railing leading from Saint Benedict Hall to the baseball field. The steps in front of Wimmer Hall were also patched up. Skyline Drive, the path from Lot A up toward Alfred Hall, had new concrete and new lighting measures installed to improve safety, and new crosswalks were painted in front of the chapel. These improvements were all funded through capital expenses. The steam line from the Carey CenterRead More