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Scranton first-gen students THR1VE. PLUS: Students learn to invest through PRISM, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan is released, and an alumnus talks magis at the Pentagon.

Daniel Walsh, Ph.D. ’00: Magis at the Pentagon banner image Alumni Profiles Jul 2022

Daniel Walsh, Ph.D. ’00: Magis at the Pentagon

A chemist is led by mission and service as the new director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.

The President’s Business Council Virtual 20th Annual Award Dinner banner image Alumni News Jul 2022

The President’s Business Council Virtual 20th Annual Award Dinner

The University of Scranton President’s Business Council (PBC) Virtual 20th Annual Award Dinner honoring John E. (Jack) Brennan ’68, P’06 in memoriam and also recognizing the first 20 years of the PBC was broadcast Nov. 18.

Journalism Student Captures Priceless Team Moments banner image Athletics Jul 2022

Journalism Student Captures Priceless Team Moments

Sophomore Bryson Eldridge got an inside look into both electronic media — his major — and University Athletics this past fall when he joined the department as a student videographer.

A Successful Year in Sports banner image Athletics Jul 2022

A Successful Year in Sports

Four teams played in the NCAA Tournament this year, three of which won Landmark Conference titles.

Program Offers Degrees to Inmates banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

Program Offers Degrees to Inmates

The University’s Prison Education Program at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas “provides an opportunity for the cultivation of human dignity at the heart of a Jesuit education,” according to program director Christopher Haw, Ph.D.

Student-Led Investing Pays Off banner image Feature Jul 2022

Student-Led Investing Pays Off

The PRISM student group has successfully managed a portion of the University’s endowment from $100,000 to nearly $1 million in 23 years.

University Establishes Edward R. Leahy Award banner image Alumni News Jul 2022

University Establishes Edward R. Leahy Award

The University has received a gift from an anonymous donor establishing The Edward R. Leahy Award.

Candid Alumni: Scranton Love Story banner image Alumni News Jul 2022

Candid Alumni: Scranton Love Story

Alumni shared their #ScrantonLoveStory on Valentine’s Day this year.

In Case You Missed it… banner image Alumni News Jul 2022

In Case You Missed it…

Enjoy these photos from a few of our signature alumni events.

Estate Society: Joseph T. Doyle, CPA ’69: Vehicle For Change banner image Alumni News Jul 2022

Estate Society: Joseph T. Doyle, CPA ’69: Vehicle For Change

Joseph T. Doyle, CPA ’69 credits some of his considerable success to his willingness to embrace the blessings and break through the barriers of change.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan Launched banner image Feature Jul 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan Launched

A new plan is released to support the Strategic Plan’s goal of building an inclusive community.

National Science Foundation Grants Awarded to Faculty Members’ Projects banner image Focus on Faculty Jul 2022

National Science Foundation Grants Awarded to Faculty Members’ Projects

Several faculty members were awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grants for projects in recent months.

Faculty Member Leads Pysanka Workshops to Benefit Ukraine banner image Focus on Faculty Jul 2022

Faculty Member Leads Pysanka Workshops to Benefit Ukraine

Fourth-generation Ukrainian-American Amelia Randich, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biology at Scranton, led four pysanka workshops in April on campus to raise money for World Central Kitchen for humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

The Class of 2022 Graduates banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

The Class of 2022 Graduates

The Class of 2022 celebrates its graduation on May 21, 2022.

Administration Changes banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

Administration Changes

Read about some of the administration changes at Scranton this past year.

Geoff Sanders ’94: In the Waters of Cape Cod banner image Alumni Profiles Jul 2022

Geoff Sanders ’94: In the Waters of Cape Cod

A career studying coastal ecology and salt marshes leads to an opportunity to study and preserve the resources of Cape Cod National Seashore.

‘Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story’ Launch a Success banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

‘Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story’ Launch a Success

The “Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story” project launched in October 2021 with events focusing on the inaugural theme “Portrait of Scranton, Portrait of a Nation.

Accounting Department, Faculty Top Research Productivity List banner image Focus on Faculty Jul 2022

Accounting Department, Faculty Top Research Productivity List

The University’s Accounting Department ranked No. 4 in the world for accounting education research published in the most recent six years in a listing considered the gold standard in accounting disciplines.

Remembering Faculty Member Matthew Reavy ’84, G’92 banner image Focus on Faculty Jul 2022

Remembering Faculty Member Matthew Reavy ’84, G’92

Matthew Reavy, Ph.D. ’84, G’92 associate professor in the Department of Communication and Media at the University, passed away in January.

Library to Feature Self-Service Food Market banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

Library to Feature Self-Service Food Market

The Weinberg Memorial Library will continue its partnership with Aramark by creating a convenient food and beverage service in the library’s Pro Deo room.

Helping First-Generation College Students Achieve Endless Possibilities banner image Feature Cover Story Jul 2022

Helping First-Generation College Students Achieve Endless Possibilities

“THR1VE brings a sense of belonging and community for those who identify as first-gen at Scranton. It helps break down the feeling of imposter syndrome and fear of being a first-gen student at a university where many students are not.”

Second DBA Student Wins Esteemed Dissertation Award banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

Second DBA Student Wins Esteemed Dissertation Award

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) awarded University of Scranton Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student Gregory Kogan the Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Arrupe House Dedicated banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

Arrupe House Dedicated

Each week, University of Scranton students use the two kitchens of a newly dedicated Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., House on Clay Avenue, formerly Fayette House, to prepare meals for area residents in need.

Scranton Gives Royal Welcome to Brian Baumgartner banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

Scranton Gives Royal Welcome to Brian Baumgartner

Hundreds of students and residents endured long lines and rainy weather in November 2021 to have their copy of Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office signed by Brian Baumgartner.

Gene Gibbons ’64, H’96 Donates Collection to Library banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

Gene Gibbons ’64, H’96 Donates Collection to Library

The Weinberg Memorial Library received a journalism-related collection from Gene Gibbons ’64, H’96.

Chloe Strickland ’17: Speaking Up banner image Alumni Profiles Jul 2022

Chloe Strickland ’17: Speaking Up

A college counselor opens doors for her students through life lessons and a deep connection to Scranton.

Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Lecture is Hosted by Slattery Center banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Lecture is Hosted by Slattery Center

The Inaugural Sondra and Morey Myers Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Lecture, presented by The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Humanities, took place in November 2021.

University President Professes Final Vows banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

University President Professes Final Vows

Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., University president, professed his final vows as a Jesuit in the presence of members of the University community at a Mass in the Madonna della Strada Chapel on campus on Jan. 30.

In-person Events and Lectures Return to Campus banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

In-person Events and Lectures Return to Campus

Beginning mid-spring semester, the University hosted an array of in-person speakers and events, including Ambassador Bergdís Ellertsdóttir of Iceland and Neal Thompson ’87, who discussed his new book.

ONE-ON-ONE with 2021-22 Student Government Leaders  banner image One-on-One Jul 2022

ONE-ON-ONE with 2021-22 Student Government Leaders

The Scranton Journal talks to 2021-22 student government leaders Claire Sunday ’23 & Adrianna Smith ’22, G’23.

University Response to War in Ukraine banner image On the Commons Jul 2022

University Response to War in Ukraine

Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., University president, addressed the crisis happening in Ukraine in an Ash Wednesday message sent to the University community.

VIDEO: Students Talk PRISM banner image Web Exclusive Jul 2022

VIDEO: Students Talk PRISM

Hanna Guarnuccio '22 and Madelyn Ronan '24 talk about the PRISM Club on campus.

Athletics: Eldridge Favorite Clip banner image Web Exclusive Jul 2022

Athletics: Eldridge Favorite Clip

Bryson Eldridge '24, electronic media major and videographer, picks his favorite clip of the year.

VIDEO: THR1VE banner image Web Exclusive Jul 2022

VIDEO: THR1VE

Hear what some Scranton students have to say about THR1VE.

The Aquinas Pays Tribute to Dr. Reavy banner image Web Exclusive Jul 2022

The Aquinas Pays Tribute to Dr. Reavy

The Aquinas dedicated an issue to Reavy’s life and legacy. You can find a link to that issue here.

VIDEO: Scranton's Story, Our Nation's Story banner image Web Exclusive Jul 2022

VIDEO: Scranton's Story, Our Nation's Story

Watch videos of events from the "Scranton's Story, Our Nation's Story" project.

Librarians Support Student Inquiry into Black History banner image Web Exclusive Jul 2022

Librarians Support Student Inquiry into Black History

Aiala Levy, assistant professor, redesigned her digital history course to direct students to conduct digital and primary source research in the University’s Archives on the University’s Black history.

More From the Pentagon banner image Web Exclusive Jul 2022

More From the Pentagon

Daniel Walsh, Ph.D. ’00, talks philosophy, trust, leadership, mission, chemistry and more in a web exclusive interview.

#ScrantonLoveStory banner image Web Exclusive Jul 2022

#ScrantonLoveStory

Didn’t hear enough about how and where couples met on campus? Get more Scranton love stories here.

Opening Doors with Chloe Strickland ’17 banner image Web Exclusive Jul 2022

Opening Doors with Chloe Strickland ’17

Chloe Strickland ’17, associate director of college and career counseling at Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, talks "Opening Doors."

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