History Club

History Club presents “Saint Francis University Among the Pines”
published: 04-28-2012

Elyse Grasser, vice president of History Club, served as "m.c." for the event and presented a narrative, as told to her by Mr. Ruggiero, about SFU students protesting the library's formal dress code in the 1970s. As Mr. Ruggiero told Elyse, "this was our Vietnam."

March 2012.  In conjunction with the Cambria County Historical Society, History Club presented a “History Short,” consisting of readings of stories from Saint Francis University’s past.

Thanks to Elyse, Julie, Leah, and Lizeth for making SFU’s history come to life.  Thanks also to the Cambria County Historical Society and Dave Huber for inviting History Club to participate in this event.  Read more and see more pics after the jump.

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Lizeth George recognized for her work with History Club
published: 04-27-2012

Kelly Anne Heyden, club treasurer, and Lizeth George, club president.

Lizeth George, president of History Club, was recognized by SFU’s Student Government Association for all the work she’s done with History Club at the First Annual Student Involvement Awards held on Thursday, April 19th, 2012.





In the past year, Lizeth has coordinated:

Thanks to Lizeth and all the History Club members, especially officers Elyse Grasser, Kelly Anne Heyden, and Leah Kletzi, for your hard work and participation.  History Club adds extracurricular fun and opportunities to the HiPS department and the SFU community.

History Club Sponsors Trip to Washington, D.C.

In March 2012 the History Club sponsored a bus trip to Washington, D.C., to visit museums and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival.  The trip was free and open to any SFU student who wanted to come along.  Read more about it and see more pictures after the jump!

Dr. Woods, History Club president Lizeth George, and friends reach higher at the Cherry Blossom Festival.

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History Club News! And “Save the Date”: March 21st
published: 02-17-2012

Cambria County Historical Society, January 2012

The History Club has attended two “History Shorts” (dramatic presentations about the past) put on by the Cambria County Historical Society, and is producing our own, entitled “Saint Francis University Among the Pines,” to be presented on March 21st at JFK.

If you would like to get involved with this activity or other History Club events, contact one of our officers or Dr. Damico.  Our spring 2012 History Club officers are:

President: Lizeth George

Vice President: Elyse Grasser

Treasurer: Kelly-Anne Heyden

Secretary: Leah Kletzi

How awesome is the SFU HiPS department?
published: 10-28-2011

Watch this video to find out: HiPS Awesomeness






History Club! Chili Cookoff! This Saturday from 11 to 1!
published: 10-26-2011

UPDATE – UPDATE – UPDATE – The Chili Cookoff has unfortunately been canceled due to LACK OF INTEREST.  I hereby declare the History Club the unofficial winner, in that we were the only entrant!  CONGRATULATIONS HISTORY CLUB AND OFFICIAL HISTORY CLUB CHILI CHEF KEN DAMICO ON YOUR AWARD WINNING CHILI!  See you next year!
History Club has entered the Chili Cookoff sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega this Saturday! If our chili (ie, the chili made by my husband and Noted Chili Expert Ken) wins H Club gets half of the proceeds from the event!
It’s from 11 to 1 at JFK’s front patio (or indoors, if it’s rainy). Admission is 5 bucks, which includes a LOT of awesome stuff like:
1. a beverage
2. cornbread
3. a dixie cup full of chili from each different entry! what!!!!
4. 3 tickets to be used for voting for your favorite chili!
5. a Gold Star from Dr. Damico
Holy cow that’s a lot of awesomeness for the low, low price of 5 dollars. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear extemporaneous commentary from Dr. Damico on the history of chili!

History Club! CES!! “The King’s Speech”!!
published: 09-16-2011

Do you like movies? Do you like kings and/or speeches?


Need CES credits and want to enjoy a good movie at the same time?! Join History Club this Tuesday September 20th at 7pm in Padua 110 as we watch The King’s Speech! All are welcome! Following the movie will be a brief discussion of the movie and its historical context with History professor Dr. Damico! See you then!


Amazing Crepe Sale Success for History Club!
published: 04-03-2011

Merci beacoup to our “French gang,” Lisa Lafforgue, Coralie Frulio, and Coralie Pierre, for putting on a fantastic crepe sale.  Hundreds upon hundreds of crepes were sold and we raised $458!  That’s a lot of dough (and batter)!

Thanks also to everyone who helped out with the sale.  Fantastic work!  Washington D.C., here we come!

Take Back the Night Closing Ceremony

Sorry for the late notice on this one – but Dr. Woods, Dr. Damico, Ed Biemer and Samantha Smyers will be representing History Club at the Take Back the Night closing ceremonies today. We will be speaking (briefly) about the history of violence against women, and the role that legal systems and structures play in that violence.

4pm, today (Sunday, April 3rd)


Get your crepe on! Get your crepe on!
published: 03-27-2011

Padua Lounge, 8am to 4pm

Friday, April 1st [NO FOOLIN!!]

The History Club is sponsoring a French Crepes Sale…

Come to enjoy some real French Crepes, made by French students !

1$ for 1 plain crepes, and up with toppings…

9$ for 10, 16$ for 20 crepes…

(If you want to order more than 5 crepes to share with your friends or family, please order by Wednesday 30th to lxl100@mail.francis.edu)

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