Spring - February 2021

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In This Issue

It’s always a good year for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, thanks to Rick Baker '77. PLUS: Students cope beyond their years and Financial Aid and Student Retention thrive as the University's Strategic Enrollment Plan develops.

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Financial Aid, Student Retention Thrive as Strategic Enrollment Plan Develops

In 2020, just two years after its launch, the SEP has brought about change, directly benefitting students and families and helping to advance the University’s mission and commitment to cura personalis, or care for the whole person.

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Save the Date for The MAC Symposium

Save the Date for The MAC Symposium on Oct. 2.

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University Launches Alumni Career Development Webinar Series

Scranton launches a series of career development webinars for alumni interested in learning how the University can continue to further their careers after graduation.

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University Book Club Provides Compelling Discussion

Since its launch a year ago, The University of Scranton Book Club has provided more than 550 Scranton alumni and parents with a virtual space to discuss compelling works of fiction and nonfiction with their fellow Royals.

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Men's and Women's Basketball Compete, Cardboard Cutouts are Fans

The University of Scranton men's and women's basketball teams opened their season on Feb. 9.

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Coping Beyond Their Years

Students get through a year of instability by learning how to lean on others.

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Mom-Management: Coaching is a Family Affair

Three Scranton coaches find success both on and off the field.

Michael Wong ’05: Hoping For The Best banner image Alumni Profiles Feb 2021

Michael Wong ’05: Hoping For The Best

An alumnus's faith leads him to help those in need.

Rick Baker ’77: Chance Encounters Change Lives banner image Alumni Profiles Cover Story Feb 2021

Rick Baker ’77: Chance Encounters Change Lives

It’s always a good year for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, thanks to this alumnus.

Focus on Faculty: Books banner image Focus on Faculty Feb 2021

Focus on Faculty: Books

Several University faculty members published books this past year. Here, we highlight a few.

Photo Essay: Campus Photographer Dies, Leaving University with Countless Memories banner image Feature Feb 2021

Photo Essay: Campus Photographer Dies, Leaving University with Countless Memories

Terry Connors, who chronicled more than 50 years of campus life, passes away. See some of the moments he captured in this gallery.

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Focus on Faculty

Read news and highlights about faculty from the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.

University Co-sponsors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Dr. John Amaechi banner image On the Commons Feb 2021

University Co-sponsors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Dr. John Amaechi

Psychologist, international speaker and bestselling author Dr. John Amaechi, OBE gave a talk in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

University Community Pitches in During the Pandemic banner image On the Commons Feb 2021

University Community Pitches in During the Pandemic

Many members of the University community have volunteered their efforts on top of their regular work responsibilities.

Synesthesia and the Artist, an ‘Informance’ by Performance Music banner image On the Commons Feb 2021

Synesthesia and the Artist, an ‘Informance’ by Performance Music

The department has presented virtual ‘Informances’ over the past year, which have connected the University community with experts and musicians during the pandemic.

Rankings banner image On the Commons Feb 2021

Rankings

The University continues to rank among the best colleges in the region and the nation. Some of the latest rankings are here.

Students Teach in the Age of COVID-19 banner image On the Commons Feb 2021

Students Teach in the Age of COVID-19

Nadine Brosnan '20 writes about student teaching in the age of COVID-19.

Nursing Students Help Administer Vaccine Shots banner image On the Commons Feb 2021

Nursing Students Help Administer Vaccine Shots

Nursing students and faculty have been serving in vaccination clinics in the Scranton area.

The Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities Hosts Two Timely Events banner image On the Commons Feb 2021

The Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities Hosts Two Timely Events

The University of Scranton’s Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities hosted a pair of virtual events in February.

Joseph G. Marina, S.J., Elected University President banner image On the Commons Feb 2021

Joseph G. Marina, S.J., Elected University President

The University announced its 29th president on Feb. 9.

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