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4/7/2014
“World Youth Day offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow Catholics throughout the world... What a blessing to have World Youth Day in the native land of Pope John Paul II, the founder of World Youth Day.”
4/1/2014
Cardinal DiNardo will be the main celebrant at the University’s Baccalaureate Mass, while Bishop Monforton will assist with the University’s exercises for graduate students.
3/31/2014
An organ studio recital will be hosted at a Catholic church in the town of Steubenville, a concert for Holy Week will be hosted at a Catholic church in West Virginia, and a Tenebrae service will be hosted on the University’s campus.
3/26/2014
“In his talk, George will defend religious freedom as a robust right that belongs to communities of faith and their institutions as well as to individuals.”
3/24/2014
Since 1975, Steubenville Conferences have served “to evangelize by inviting people to encounter Christ in a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Eucharist and sacrament of reconciliation.”
3/17/2014
Fr. Terence Henry, chancellor and former president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, will preside over Christendom’s Baccalaureate Mass and receive the Pro Deo et Patria medal in May.
3/6/2014
Fr. Yuriy Sakvuk discussed the troubles in Ukraine and how the country is undergoing a “revolution of dignity.”
2/27/2014
“This is a response to Pope Francis' call to be ‘a network not of wires but of people,’ supporting one another in the many varied ways we can make the Church... real and present to others.”
2/12/2014
Students in one of Dr. Eugene Gan’s communications classes at Franciscan University of Steubenville are embracing the use of YouTube to evangelize.
2/5/2014
“Our number one focus should be our Catholic, Franciscan identity,” Fr. Malachi said.  “If we focus on our identity first, then everything else will fall into place… St. Francis should know its mission and not be afraid to live it.”
2/3/2014
Students from three Newman Guide-recommended colleges—The Catholic University of America, John Paul the Great University and Francisca nUniversity of Steubenville—are featured for their initiatives to aid those in need.
1/27/2014
Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide are featured for their participation in and efforts surrounding the March for Life in a recent article by The Catholic News Agency.
1/22/2014
"Understanding the Eastern Schism" will take place on Friday, January 31, and include talks by scholars James Likoudis and Dr. Robert Fastiggi.
1/21/2014
This year, thousands of students from Catholic colleges and universities across the United States will join the throngs of pro-life people attending the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 22.
1/8/2014
Franciscan University and the Archdiocese of St. Louis are organizing young adult conference "Encounter: Awakening a Generation" from May 30 to June 1, 2014.
1/2/2014
The Harmonium Project was launched to "establish a thriving music scene in the heart of downtown Steubenville, to be a source of revitalization by way of beauty."
12/17/2013
“Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recognized that the threat to religious freedom is larger than any single issue—and has its roots in secularism and cultural relativism,” said Dr. Anne Hendershott.
12/10/2013
Franciscan University of Steubenville bestowed its 2013 Founders' Award on the Franciscan Sisters TOR of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother.
12/5/2013
Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville recently offered their well wishes and spiritual gifts on a giant birthday card for Pope Francis, the university told Catholic Education Daily
11/27/2013
Many parents are feeling powerless in resisting the implementation of Common Core in Catholic schools, according to a recent article in Crisis Magazine by Anne Hendershott.
11/26/2013
Five of the scholars quoted about Lewis are professors at Catholic universities recommended in The Newman Guide for strong Catholic identity.
11/20/2013
A pilgrimage led by Franciscan University president Fr. Sean Sheridan, TOR will make its way to Rome next April for the canonization of Blessed Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
11/20/2013
"It is an honor to be recognized by Kiplinger’s both for our academic excellence and for providing a quality education at a reasonable cost," said Franciscan's vice president of Enrollment Services.
11/11/2013
“Catholic schools may lose control of the curriculum in their own schools” if they adopt the Common Core State Standards, according to Anne Hendershott.
10/30/2013
Noted speakers included Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, Fr. Sheridan, and CUA president John Garvey.  Franciscan theology professor Dr. Scott Hahn delivered a follow-up speech to students.
10/23/2013
"...Participating in beautifully sung liturgy is both a foretaste of the eternal heavenly liturgy and the principal means of nurturing our faith in the heart of the Church."
10/22/2013
Monsignor Florian Kolfhaus will speak on “Mary’s Role in the Redemption and the Contemporary Church” this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
10/17/2013
Professor Anne Hendershott said, “It is difficult to see how inviting the federal government into our Catholic schools to help create a new curriculum can make things better.” 
10/14/2013
Rev. Sean Sheridan, TOR, said that he believes they have “only seen a glimpse of what God has planned for Franciscan University and for each one of us.”
10/11/2013
“...when parents truly understand and believe that there is life beyond this earthly pilgrimage, then they know the importance and benefit of Catholic education..."
10/9/2013
Reilly stated, “Fr. Sheridan is the perfect choice to lead Franciscan University into the future, with commitment to both serious academics and strong Catholic identity. We look forward to working closely with him, as we have his predecessors.”
10/7/2013
“Indeed, in studying itself we are engaged in the process of evangelization... so this community of learners can play an important role in the new evangelization.”
8/29/2013
The President’s Cabinet, Sacred Music Department, and the Philosophy Department were among those who took the Oath at a Mass before Bishop Jeffrey Monforton.
8/29/2013
Catholic colleges, especially faithful ones, face unique obstacles when it comes to offering online degrees, because they are responsible for not only academic growth but spiritual growth.
8/22/2013
Eleven of the top 100 highest paid chief executives at private colleges and universities across the country are from Catholic colleges, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
8/16/2013
Franciscan Father Gregory Plow ran a grueling 53.4-mile race to raise funds for a scholarship for poor students who wish to attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
8/5/2013
The Fest highlighted Catholic education with an “Education Village” to reflect the “Fest’s strong belief in the importance of Catholic education for all learners from pre-Kindergarten all the way through adulthood.”
7/31/2013
“The religious life of the beautiful sisters that you see before you—what you see in their beauty and joy, is a sign of eternity in their life given to Christ as brides... This beauty is what transforms the world.”
6/17/2013
Franciscan University of Steubenville recently hosted (June 7-9) its Catholic Charismatic Conference. Dr. Ralph Martin, director of Graduate Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary was among the speakers.
6/10/2013
 After 13 years as president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Fr. Terence Henry, T.O.R., has been appointed chancellor of the university.
5/8/2013
Franciscan University of Steubenville's outgoing President Fr. Terence Henry spoke about his 13-year tenure as president, highlighting his pro-life work.
5/6/2013
Franciscan University of Steubenville will hold 18 sessions of its Steubenville Youth Conference this summer in 11 states and Canada, the University recently announced.
4/30/2013
Franciscan University of Steubenville has announced that it is offering credit to students who participate in an intensive pro-life training program this summer, according to the University.
4/15/2013
Father Terence Henry, TOR, spoke to hundreds of young adults last month at the International Meeting of Young Catholics for Social Justice held at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome.
4/3/2013
Salon writer Molly McCluskey attempts to draw a connection between a high school football rape case and the Franciscan University of Steubenville. The problem: there's absolutely no connection.
2/19/2013
In another event observing the Year of Faith, Franciscan University of Steubenville brought Catholic apologist and author Steve Ray to campus for a talk recently.
1/9/2013
Seven buses and countless cars are expected to leave the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville just after midnight on January 25 for the 40th annual March for Life.
1/4/2013
The role that culture plays in the horrific shootings that headline newspapers and dishearten us all is being underplayed, writes Franciscan University of Steubenville professor Stephen M. Krason. He writes in Crisis Magazine that our country may perhaps be wrongly focusing solely on gun control to the exclusion of confronting what he calls the “deep-seated moral decay” of our culture.
11/27/2012
Prompted by alumni who were dissatisfied with a course description in the school’s catalog, Franciscan University of Steubenville faculty voted to change the description of the Social Work 314, Deviant Behavior course.
11/15/2012
Anne Hendershott, Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member at The King’s College in New York City and the author of Status Envy: The Politics of Catholic Higher Education, wrote a piece for Crisis Magazine on why the Franciscan University of Steubenville has become the target of some in the gay community.
11/1/2012
Many Catholic colleges and universities are taking part in the “Year of Faith” proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, with spiritual and academic activities aimed at strengthening faith on campus, according to a new report published by The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS).
10/23/2012
The Cardinal Newman Society today released the 2012-2013 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College with significant new features, as well as a new companion magazine for Catholic high school students and their parents titled My Future, My Faith.
10/11/2012
The Franciscan University of Steubenville recently announced  faculty approval of a new liberal arts curriculum that will be implemented in the 2013-14 academic year, according to a news release from the university.
10/5/2012
The Washington Post recently ran a long piece about the city of Steubenville. What they didn’t discuss was actually more interesting to the writers at Get Religion. 
10/3/2012
Deal Hudson reports that a mother received a phone call from the Obama campaign asking specifically for her college-aged children. The caller reportedly told the mother that she was Catholic, and she didn’t understand how a Catholic could vote for a Mormon.
9/24/2012
More than 100 students gathered in the Piazza dei Santi at The Franciscan University of Steubenville Friday as part of a  nationwide initiative spearheaded by an assortment of pro-life groups, urging college students to remember the importance of life when casting their ballots this November.
9/20/2012
Back in July, we reported that the City of Steubenville, Ohio, had bowed to pressure to remove from the city logo an image of the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s chapel, which features a large cross on its roof. Now local friends of the University are pushing back.
9/14/2012
An accrediting agency has challenged false media reports that the Franciscan University of Steubenville faces difficulties with the accreditor because of its sociology course on “Deviant Behavior,” according to the National Catholic Register.
9/14/2012
The criteria used in most college rankings, like the ones newly released by U.S. News & World Report, don’t include some of the most important factors for Catholic families choosing a college.  These include quality of the core curriculum, study in authentic Catholic theology and philosophy, interdisciplinary study, ethical formation, morality of campus life, and more.
9/12/2012
The Franciscan University of Steubenville was unfairly slapped Monday with a biased National Public Radio (NPR) report citing complaints from two homosexual alumni who graduated more than a decade ago.
9/5/2012
The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has added 15 new college campuses to its outreach program for the 2012-13 school year, including Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.
9/4/2012
After criticizing The Franciscan University of Steubenville for its stance on homosexuality, a gay alumni group with no official connection to the faithful Catholic university is being urged to cease publicly affiliating themselves with the college.
8/10/2012
Franciscan University of Steubenville has announced that the Society of Catholic Social Scientists 20th annual national conference will be held this October in New York and feature nearly 200 presentations by Catholic scholars and social science practitioners.The Society of Catholic Social Scientists is located at Franciscan University.  Catholic scholars in the Society aim to “promote awareness of the social teachings of the Church” and compile “a body of distinctively Catholic social science scholarship,” according to the press release announcing the conference.
8/10/2012
The federal government is seeking to have Franciscan University of Steubenville’s lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s HHS mandate thrown out of court.The government is seeking dismissal of the Catholic university’s lawsuit on the grounds that changes are already being made to meet the concerns of religious institutions. That argument has worked in the dismissal of previous lawsuits including the lawsuit by Belmont Abbey College even though those “changes” promised by the Administration have yet to be codified into the rule.
8/6/2012
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7/25/2012
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7/17/2012
Freedom isn’t free.  And it turns out that religious freedom may become extremely expensive in the near future.
7/13/2012
Franciscan University of Steubenville announced this week the launch of a new online hub of Catholic intellectual life intended to be “a resource for the new evangelization,” according to vice president Michael Hernon.
7/9/2012
6/26/2012
6/21/2012
6/19/2012
6/11/2012
How can Pope Benedict XVI’s call for the New Evangelization be realized in Catholic schools? A conference at our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy slated for this summer will seek to answer that question.
6/8/2012
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12/1/2008
FUS alumna founded Beijing hospice for dying and abandoned children
11/3/2008
Highest non-academic award bestowed by FUS
10/7/2008
Franciscan: Life issues "do not lend themselves to the prudential judgment of the voter."
9/16/2008
More than 100 vocations directors will promote their way of life to students on campus.
8/5/2008
Msgr. Stuart Swetland, vice president for mission at Mount St. Mary's University . . .
8/5/2008
"Moral Conviction vs. Political Pressure" ... Dr. Patrick Lee, Franciscan's first endowed chair professor . . .
4/9/2008
The Cardinal Newman Society congratulates Franciscan University of Steubenville on launching its first fully endowed chair, the John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Chair in Bioethics.
2/19/2008
The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) lauds the Franciscan University of Steubenville students who provided a pro-life witness during former President Bill Clinton’s appearance in the Ohio city on Sunday.
10/9/2007
Two of the older colleges included in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College: What to Look For and Where to Find It have announced that they have record enrollment numbers for the 2007-08 academic year.

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