Saint Francis University HiPS (History and Poli Sci) Department

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Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services
09/24/2020

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services

IMPORTANT DATES!

As we almost get ready to head into the month of October, keep these dates in mind! Stop by & see your team in Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services with questions.

Just remember when you stop by...cover up from nose to chin, or don’t come in!

National Voter Registration Day! Stop by our booth in Scotus/Padua lounge from 11 to 3 to register, to learn more, or ju...
09/22/2020

National Voter Registration Day! Stop by our booth in Scotus/Padua lounge from 11 to 3 to register, to learn more, or just to say hi. "Jammin Joe" is so excited for the day that he even agreed to be in a photo!

Saint Francis U Athletics
09/18/2020

Saint Francis U Athletics

Next Thursday, join the Red Flash family for the #Hike4Humanity! Meet at the bell tower with your masks and hiking boots on at 12:25 p.m. for a hike in between classes to support all. Please bring $5 cash (see disclaimer) to cover the cost of your t-shirt.

See you on Thursday!

HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY! We handed out lots of Constitutions, students took quizzes to learn "are you smart enough to be ...
09/17/2020

HAPPY CONSTITUTION DAY! We handed out lots of Constitutions, students took quizzes to learn "are you smart enough to be an American citizen?" and "which founding father would you vote for?" and we learned about how "to run a Constitution." That panel featured Kyrsten Kowalczyk with special guest star "Chopper" the explosive sniffing dog, Brad DeFontes, who interned in environmental policy via the Washington Internship Institute, and Christian Griego, who interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego.

The John Jay papers are now available online! Happy Constitution Day!
09/17/2020

The John Jay papers are now available online! Happy Constitution Day!

In celebration of Constitution Day, the National Archives, through a collaboration between its National Historical Publications and Records Commission and The University of Virginia (UVA) Press, is pleased to announce that the Selected Papers of John Jay have been added to Founders Online. Jay’s papers join the fully-searchable database of records from George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. The nearly 2,000 Jay documents increase the total number of Founders Online items to more than 185,000.

You can start searching the Jay Papers on Founders Online at founders.archives.gov.

“Adding Jay to Founders Online on Constitution Day makes eminent sense,” said Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, “given that Jay helped draft both the New York Constitution and three of the Federalist Papers that supported ratification of the Federal Constitution. Now students and researchers can easily learn what Jay thought and wrote about these and other milestones in early U.S. history."

The Selected Papers of John Jay is a seven-volume scholarly edition of his correspondence and writings, a wide-ranging selection of he most significant and interesting public and private documents and letters, written or received by Jay. The edition is designed to revise and complete work begun in the 1950s by the eminent Columbia University professor Richard B. Morris, who supplemented the major collection of original Jay papers at Columbia with copies of Jay documents secured from archives throughout the world. Under Morris's direction, project staff published two volumes covering the era of the American Revolution. The current project is sponsored by the Rare Books & Manuscript Library of Columbia University Libraries.

Few leaders of the new American nation had more influence than John Jay (1745–1829), or match his contributions in all three branches of government, at both state and national levels. Perhaps he is best remembered as the first chief justice of the United States (1789-1795), but Jay was also a leading representative of New York in the Continental Congress, and one of the American commissioners who negotiated peace with Great Britain, ending the American Revolution. He served the new republic as secretary for foreign affairs under the Articles of Confederation and was a contributor to the Federalist papers, arguing for ratification of the Constitution. Jay also was negotiator of the 1794 “Jay Treaty” with Great Britain and a two-term governor of the state of New York. In his personal life, Jay embraced a wide range of religious, social, and cultural concerns, including the abolition of slavery. Among his correspondents are George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Gouverneur Morris, Robert Morris, and the Marquis de Lafayette.

While Jay’s peers recognized his profound influence as a statesman, he is often portrayed as a "man in the background" by many scholars of the American Revolution and early republic. The Selected Papers of John Jay will introduce a new generation of students and scholars to this founder’s role in shaping the American government and place in context his domestic life and his legacy, including the roles of his articulate wife and of their politically active sons, who solicited Jay’s advice in shaping their own careers of public service. The documentary edition complements the the Papers of John Jay digital archive at launched in 2003, which provides access to images of more than 20,000 pages of Jay and Jay-related documents. You can access it at https://dlc.library.columbia.edu/jay.

The inclusion of Jay's papers on Founders Online promises to deepen our understanding of the written record of the original thoughts, ideas, debates, and principles of our democracy. Users can now search across the records of all seven Founders and read first drafts of the Declaration of Independence, the spirited debate over the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the very beginnings of American law, government, and our national story.

Today is Constitution Day and we are looking forward to our Voter Registration Fair on Tuesday September 22!
09/17/2020
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Today is Constitution Day and we are looking forward to our Voter Registration Fair on Tuesday September 22!

Exercise your right to vote!
Do you need help registering to vote or requesting a mail-in ballot? Visit the Saint Francis University HiPS (History and Poli Sci) Department for the VOTER REGISTRATION FAIR on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Scotus/Padua Lobby. Voter registration materials will be available.

Or you can visit https://vote.gov/ to find out how to register to vote in your state!

Great work Ty Stewart and everyone who is out there getting registered to vote!  Happy Constitution Day!
09/17/2020
SFU’s Ty Stewart is urging his classmates to vote

Great work Ty Stewart and everyone who is out there getting registered to vote! Happy Constitution Day!

LORETTO, CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – With less than 50 days until the election, it is crunch time for campaigning. You’re also running out of time if you’re not registered to vot…

A MESSAGE FROM DR. "JAMMIN JOE" MELUSKY - Which Founding Father Would You Vote For?The U.S. Constitution was written in ...
09/17/2020
ConstitutionFacts.com - Learn about the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and much more!

A MESSAGE FROM DR. "JAMMIN JOE" MELUSKY -

Which Founding Father Would You Vote For?

The U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 by a group of men with one purpose and many different personalities. Take this brief quiz from the National Constitution Center and discover which Founding Father you would be most likely to vote for! Here is the link for this quiz: (https://www.constitutionfacts.com/?page=foundingFatherLong.cfm).

We encourage you to take the quiz during Constitutions Day (s) (9/17 - 9/22), individually or as a class exercise, and send your results to Dr. Joe Melusky for tabulation ([email protected]).

Happy Constitution Day(s)!

Dr. Joseph Melusky

Director, SFU Center for the Study of Government & Law

The US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Articles Of Confederation. Constitution IQ Quiz, Constitution Day Materials, Constitution Bookstore, Pocket Constitution Books, Constitution Amendments. Fascinating Facts about the Constitution, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court and mor...

Excited for CONSTITUTION DAY this Thursday?! Which Founding Father would you vote for?!? https://www.constitutionfacts.c...
09/15/2020
ConstitutionFacts.com - Learn about the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and much more!

Excited for CONSTITUTION DAY this Thursday?! Which Founding Father would you vote for?!? https://www.constitutionfacts.com/?page=foundingFatherLong.cfm

The US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Articles Of Confederation. Constitution IQ Quiz, Constitution Day Materials, Constitution Bookstore, Pocket Constitution Books, Constitution Amendments. Fascinating Facts about the Constitution, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court and mor...

19 years ago.  Remembering 9/11 today, and every day.
09/11/2020
Why did the Smithsonian collect a handwritten note from September 11, 2001?

19 years ago. Remembering 9/11 today, and every day.

In moments of crisis, our first thoughts are usually to get in contact with the people we love. September 11, 2001, was a day when many people wanted to know that their loved ones were safe. At 9:37 a.m. the Pentagon was attacked by terrorists who crashed an airplane into the western side of the bui...

We at SFU may have classes on Labor Day but we still like to take a moment to pause and reflect on some of the ways in w...
09/07/2020

We at SFU may have classes on Labor Day but we still like to take a moment to pause and reflect on some of the ways in which we benefit from the legacies of organized labor: the 8-hour workday, overtime pay, worker' compensation, etc., as well as all those who have worked to literally build the United States of America!

Happy Labor Day!

Hot Mill worker and buddy, 1917

From the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Photographs, Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh. The caption identifies the two as Stanley Tanski, Stanley C. Ankowski. Ankowski started at J&L in 1915 as rougher and was a roller on #26 Mill from 1924 to 1939.

An NHPRC grant to the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, went to appraise, arrange, describe, and catalog seven unprocessed manuscript collections (759 linear feet), reflecting recent collecting initiatives, and to upgrade the housing, arrangement, description, and cataloging of 160 manuscript collections (450 linear feet) representing the core of its manuscript holdings.

A Hot Mill, by the way, is used to reheat semi-finished steel slabs nearly to their melting point, then roll them thinner and longer.

We are glad History Club is back! Meeting virtually for now. Students of all majors welcome; contact Dr. Damico to join!
09/02/2020

We are glad History Club is back! Meeting virtually for now. Students of all majors welcome; contact Dr. Damico to join!

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
09/02/2020

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."

“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”

"Nadie es libre hasta que todos lo sean."

Although our doors remain temporarily closed, these powerful words from civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer are now on view on the exterior of our building as part of a new outdoor display: "For the Love of Freedom: An Inspirational Sampling." Hamer's words and portrait are joined by quotations from many other activists and leaders from U.S. history.

On our website, you can explore the display and related objects from the museum's collections: https://s.si.edu/2GdwTId

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services
08/29/2020

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services

WE MUST BE BETTER.

WE MUST DO MORE.

WE MUST STAND UNITED.

---ROCK THE VOTE --- A Message from Dr. Melusky -- Are you registered to vote? Do you want to be? If so, here is some in...
08/28/2020

---ROCK THE VOTE --- A Message from Dr. Melusky --

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to be? If so, here is some information that will help.

If you are a Pennsylvania resident, go to https://www.votespa.com/Pages/default.aspx. This site will answer many questions. For example, how do I register to vote? How do I check on my registration status? How do I request an absentee or a mail-in ballot? How do I find my polling place? What are some important dates and deadlines? Answers to these questions (and more) can be found at the VotesPA website.

If you are not from Pennsylvania but you want to register to vote back home, here are three websites that can help you to register and find information for your home state: Rock the Vote (https://www.rockthevote.org/), TurboVote (https://turbovote.org/) and All In to Vote (https://allintovote.org/).

We will kick off our fall voter-registration drive during Constitution Days in September. We are planning to hold another Voter Registration Fair on National Voter Registration Day (September 22). I will send additional information next month. But in the meantime, the above links will give you enough information to get started.

We're almost through Week Two of the semester! Tired yet of sharing fun facts about yourself with your professors and cl...
08/28/2020

We're almost through Week Two of the semester! Tired yet of sharing fun facts about yourself with your professors and classmates? Here are some fun facts about Dr. D!

FAM Feature #4: Dr. Denise Holladay Damico

Denise is the FAM for Women’s Water Polo, Department 🪑for History/Political Science, & Associate Professor of History!

From meatloaf to trips to the beach to a GREAT bucket list item to British murder mysteries...get to know Dr. Holladay Damico even better!

#FlashFAM

Big congratulations to our former colleague Dr. Sarah Myers on this important and very competitive grant award! https://...
08/19/2020
Faculty member Sarah Myers receives grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

Big congratulations to our former colleague Dr. Sarah Myers on this important and very competitive grant award! https://www.neh.gov/news/faculty-member-sarah-myers-receives-grant-national-endowment-humanities

NEH in the News Faculty member Sarah Myers receives grant from National Endowment for the Humanities TwitterFacebook (April 23, 2020) The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced Dr. Sarah Myers, assistant professor of history at Messiah College, as one of the recipients of the Natio...

08/17/2020
Saint Francis U Athletics

Saint Francis U Athletics

Frankie is here to remind you to be "COVID Ready" so we can get back to the games.

What an absolute delight to welcome our new HiPSters!
08/14/2020

What an absolute delight to welcome our new HiPSters!

Saint Francis U Athletics
08/13/2020

Saint Francis U Athletics

Saint Francis Athletics wants to extend a warm welcome to the new students checking in today! Welcome to the Red Flash family!!

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services
08/10/2020

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services

‪COVER UP FROM NOSE TO CHIN...OR DON’T COME IN‼️‬

‪Your team in Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services wants to remind you how to #MaskUp!‬

‪Let’s all do our part! ‬

‪#WeAreAllInThisTogether #BecomeThatSomeone #StaySafe #StayHealthy #StayPositive‬

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services
08/10/2020

Red Flash Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services

‪Officially one week until the Fall 2020 semester begins‼️‬

‪Your team in Student-Athlete Development & Academic Services wants to remind you what #SocialDistancing looks like!‬

‪Let’s all do our part!

#WeAreAllInThisTogether #BecomeThatSomeone #StaySafe #StayHealthy #StayPositive ‬

Learn a little bit about Dr. Damico in this article written by Dr. Thomas Woods of the Physicians Assistant program.  ht...
08/06/2020
Faculty Spotlight Dr. Denise Damico | Saint Francis University

Learn a little bit about Dr. Damico in this article written by Dr. Thomas Woods of the Physicians Assistant program. https://www.francis.edu/News/2020/08/Faculty-Spotlight-Dr--Denise-Damico/

Editor's note: Dr. Denise Damico thinks of herself not as a teacher of history, but rather as an evangelical missionary for the cause of learning History. Her passion lies in showing others that learning about the past can make the world a better place today and in the future.” This profile of Dr....

A Rare Find: Passport Applications of Free Blacks
07/23/2020
A Rare Find: Passport Applications of Free Blacks

A Rare Find: Passport Applications of Free Blacks

Today’s post was written by Rebecca Sharp, Archives Specialist at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Several years ago, I received a telephone call from a researcher that turned out to …

07/20/2020
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

“What is the purpose of a nation if not to empower human beings to live better together than they could individually?”

It is with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of Rep. John R. Lewis -- preacher, teacher, heartbeat of the Civil Rights Movement and a man who urged all of us to do a better job of being human.

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Thank you Dr. Bose for an outstanding message in the convocation today!!
"APEH distorted or ignored whole categories of European history, including: the history of political liberty; the history of free-market economic liberty; the history of religion; the history of Orthodox Christians, Jews, and Muslims; any intellectual history outside secular modernization; the history of Europe’s unique development of modern knowledge; and the history of Britain."