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The Class of 2022 Graduates

July 2022

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

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“Your superior college education is a gift given, but given for a purpose, given with an obligation: to give back to those with whom you journey in this life.” – Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., Principal Speaker

Administration Changes

July 2022

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

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“Your superior college education is a gift given, but given for a purpose, given with an obligation: to give back to those with whom you journey in this life.” – Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., Principal Speaker

Program Offers Degrees to Inmates

July 2022

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.

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Panelists during a Prison Education Program panel are several faculty members who taught in the program and a special guest, from left: Declan Mulhall, Ph.D., professor of engineering at Scranton, Christie Karpiak, Ph.D., professor of psychology, Darryl Byers-Robinson, an alum of the Bard Prison Initiative, who was featured in the documentary College Behind Bars, the captain of the prison debate team that beat Harvard University, Chris Haw, Ph.D., program director and professor of theology, and Will Cohen, Ph.D., professor of theology.

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

July 2022

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.

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Panelists during a Prison Education Program panel are several faculty members who taught in the program and a special guest, from left: Declan Mulhall, Ph.D., professor of engineering at Scranton, Christie Karpiak, Ph.D., professor of psychology, Darryl Byers-Robinson, an alum of the Bard Prison Initiative, who was featured in the documentary College Behind Bars, the captain of the prison debate team that beat Harvard University, Chris Haw, Ph.D., program director and professor of theology, and Will Cohen, Ph.D., professor of theology.

Library to Feature Self-Service Food Market

July 2022

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.

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Rendering of the Scranton Market, which will replace Java City Café.

Second DBA Student Wins Esteemed Dissertation Award

July 2022

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.

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Rendering of the Scranton Market, which will replace Java City Café.

Arrupe House Dedicated

July 2022

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.

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Patricia Vaccaro, director of the Center for Service and Social Justice, speaks at the dedication of the Arrupe House.

Scranton Gives Royal Welcome to Brian Baumgartner

July 2022

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.

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Hundreds of students attended a Q and A with Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone on “The Office” and is the author of the newly published book, in November 2021.

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

July 2022

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

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Images with Presidents Clinton and Reagan and Vice President Gore are part of the donated collection.

Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Lecture is Hosted by Slattery Center

July 2022

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.

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At a reception in the Slattery Center after the lecture are, from left: David J. Dzurec, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of History, interim dean of CAS and then-interim executive director of the Slattery Center for the Humanities; Sondra and Morey Myers, J.D.; Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and faculty director of the Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Humanities; and Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., then-provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

University President Professes Final Vows

July 2022

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.

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Rev. Joseph Marina, S.J., professes his final vows as a Jesuit at a Mass in the Madonna della Strada Chapel on Jan. 30. Herbert B. Keller, S.J. H’06 presided.

In-person Events and Lectures Return to Campus

July 2022

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.

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Ambassador Bergdís Ellertsdóttir of Iceland presents “Iceland: History, Culture, Environment” at the Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series on campus in March.

University Response to War in Ukraine

July 2022

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

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The Ukraine flag is lit on the University’s three-story, Class of 2020 Gateway beginning Feb. 26.

The 29th President of Scranton is Inaugurated

Fall 2021

The University celebrated the Inauguration of its 29th president, Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., on Sept. 24 at the Byron Recreational Complex.

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The Inauguration of 29th President, Rev. Joseph J. Marina, S.J.

Royals Back Together

Fall 2021

On Aug. 30, students returned to in-person class instruction and activities.

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Students return to a fully in-person semester in August.

Still the Tops!

Fall 2021

Still ranked among the best colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, The University of Scranton receives high marks in these categories.

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The University of Scranton continues to be ranked among the best colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

Conference on disAbility Marks 20th Year

Fall 2021

The 20th Annual U.S. Conference on disAbility at Scranton took place on Oct. 14.

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From left: Conference co-chairs Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Ph.D., director of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program and Lori Bruch, Ed.D., chair of the Counseling and Human Services Department; and Debra A. Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies.

Students and Faculty Help Scranton Get Vaccinated

Fall 2021

More than 150 University nursing students and a dozen Nursing Department faculty members volunteered to administer thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the Scranton area in spring.

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University of Scranton student nurse Amanda Ring of Bridgewater, New Jersey, administers a Pfizer vaccine to Ian Smith, a marketing major from North Wales, at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic held on campus in April.

Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service Launches

Fall 2021

The University established a Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service, with a full launch on Oct. 14.

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JoyAnna Hopper, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science , and Jean Harris, Ph.D., professor of political science, serve as co-directors of the Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service

University Awarded NEH Grant to Tell Scranton’s Story

Fall 2021

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a grant to the University to support a multifaceted two-year project that seeks to capture the unique story of Scranton and relate it to the history of the United States.

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Various University offices are involved in a project that will capture the Scranton story. Find out who is involved by visiting scranton.edu/journalextras.

Mechanical Engineering in Hyland Hall

Fall 2021

The renovated space on the ground floor of Hyland Hall now includes three laboratories, a workshop, a machine shop, a 16-seat computer lab, faculty offices and a student lounge area.

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Thomas Tate, Esq. ’56, visits campus and tours the exhibit “New Frontiers: The Thomas N. Tate, Esq. ’56 Collection of Aerospace Memorabilia,” which he donated to the University. The collection will be permanently displayed in the new 5,300 square-foot, state-of-the-art learning and laboratory space for the mechanical engineering program in Hyland Hall.

A Year of Commencement Firsts

Fall 2021

The year 2021 was a year of firsts for many reasons, and Commencement was no exception.

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Members of the Class of 2021 at commencement.

New Programs Offered

Fall 2021

Several new programs are being offered at Scranton.

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Several new programs are being offered at Scranton.

Associate Provost of Academic Affairs Named

Fall 2021

The University has named David Marx, Ph.D., associate provost of academic affairs in June, concluding a national search for the position.

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David Marx, Ph.D

Students Receive Scholarships, Participate in Internships, Place at Competitions

Fall 2021

Several students won awards and scholarships this past year. Here are just some of their achievements.

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Scranton students earn internships, awards and scholarships for outstanding academic achievement in their field.

Community-Based Learning Projects Share Stories, Foster Connections

Fall 2021

The University’s Community-Based Learning projects offered opportunities for students to connect with the city of Scranton and community members in new ways during the pandemic.

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University students gain practical experience and serve Scranton residents through community-based learning programs.

Mass of the Holy Spirit: A Tribute to Father Pilarz

Fall 2021

September’s Mass of the Holy Spirit was offered in honor of the late Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J., the University’s 24th and 27th president.

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University students gain practical experience and serve Scranton residents through community-based learning programs.

Welcome New Members of the University’s Board of Trustees

Fall 2021

The University named six individuals to its Board of Trustees.

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University students gain practical experience and serve Scranton residents through community-based learning programs.

University Plans In-Person Activities, Classes

Spring - April 2021

The University of Scranton announced plans for its return to fully in-person classes for fall, as well as in-person Commencement ceremonies in May 2021.

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University students gain practical experience and serve Scranton residents through community-based learning programs.

Students Share Their Take on the New University Strategic Plan

Spring - April 2021

In fall 2020, the University approved a new strategic plan. Comprised of five goals, the plan articulates our community’s shared commitments to grow and improve the University in the years to come.

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Students weigh in on the newest University Strategic Plan of 2020.

Vaccination Clinic Held on Campus

Spring - April 2021

The University partnered with Hometown Healthcare of NEPA to hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for students, faculty and staff in the Byron Recreation Complex on April 23.

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University student nurse Amanda Ring of Bridgewater, New Jersey, administers a Pfizer vaccine to Ian Smith, a marketing major from North Wales, at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic held on campus.

A Shared Experience: Ignatian Humanities

Spring - April 2021

A flame ignited in the hearts of students from Jesuit universities across the globe they discussed the unique ways in which their shared experience of Ignatian humanities shape their lives around the common goal of making the world a better place for all.

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University student nurse Amanda Ring of Bridgewater, New Jersey, administers a Pfizer vaccine to Ian Smith, a marketing major from North Wales, at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic held on campus.

University Students Create Fun and Educational Science Videos for Kids

Spring - April 2021

University of Scranton Magis Honors Program students have worked to create a series of fun and educational science videos for kids.

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Magis Outreach students Molly Elkins, Sarah Liskowicz, and Jacob Myers discuss the chemistry of making bubbles!

A Year in the Making: The Louis Stanley Brown Black Student Union

Spring - April 2021

The Black Student Union draws its name from Mr. Louis Stanley Brown, who earned a commercial degree in the Class of 1919 and is the University’s first Black graduate.

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The new logo for the official University of Scranton Black Student Union.

Father Pilarz Memorial Website

Spring - April 2021

The University has launched a memorial website to honor the life and service of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., The University of Scranton’s 24th and 27th president, who passed away on March 10, 2021.

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The new logo for the official University of Scranton Black Student Union.

Grant Supports Turning a Career Into a Vocation

Spring - April 2021

The University will launch an effort to extend to all four years of study a successful First-Year Seminar program that encourages student reflection on vocation.

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The new logo for the official University of Scranton Black Student Union.

Students Featured in News for Community-Based Learning Project

Spring - April 2021

University students were quoted in an article that appeared in Yahoo! News and Scranton Times-Tribune about their experience conducting an inventory survey of Scranton businesses.

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The new logo for the official University of Scranton Black Student Union.

Stabler Foundation Scholarship Established

Spring - April 2021

The University received a second grant from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship fund to support students who demonstrate financial need and academic potential.

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The new logo for the official University of Scranton Black Student Union.

Law Scholarship Started for Scranton STEM Grads

Spring - April 2021

University alumnus William F. Demarest, Jr. ’69, established a scholarship for Scranton students attending Boston College School of Law.

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University of Scranton STEM student getting ready for exams.

State of Scranton: U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Discusses American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Spring - April 2021

The spring semester’s State of Scranton series seminar featuring Representative Matt Cartwright, U.S. House Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District was offered virtually on April 12.

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U.S. Representative, Matt Cartwright visited the University of Scranton on Apr. 12, 2021, to address the community on the current and future state of Scranton.

University Program News

Spring - April 2021

Get a roundup of program news from the winter and spring here.

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The University was awarded a $1.5 million Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to support renovations of Hyland Hall.

CAS Dean Discusses the Francis Factor

Spring - April 2021

Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was among the distinguished panelists who participated in “The Francis Factor at Eight Years: Global Impacts, U.S. Challenges."

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Pope Francis blesses a crowd in St. Peter's Square.

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

Spring - February 2021

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

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Pope Francis blesses a crowd in St. Peter's Square.

The Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities Hosts Two Timely Events

Spring - February 2021

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

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Pope Francis blesses a crowd in St. Peter's Square.

Nursing Students Help Administer Vaccine Shots

Spring - February 2021

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

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Pope Francis blesses a crowd in St. Peter's Square.

Students Teach in the Age of COVID-19

Spring - February 2021

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

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By: Nadine Brosnan '20, Graduate Assistant

Rankings

Spring - February 2021

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

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By: Nadine Brosnan '20, Graduate Assistant

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

Spring - February 2021

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

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By: Nadine Brosnan '20, Graduate Assistant

University Community Pitches in During the Pandemic

Spring - February 2021

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

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

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

Spring - February 2021

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

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

National Nursing Licensure Pass Rate Tops 98 Percent

Fall - December 2020

The University of Scranton Nursing Program’s pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for first-time test takers for graduates with a bachelor’s degree for 2019 was 98.72 percent.

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

Two Students Qualify for National Forensics Tournament

Fall - December 2020

Four University students won medals at two competitive, collegiate forensic tournaments, which took place virtually in November.

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

Alumni Tell Their Stories: How Learning a Language Can Change your Life

Fall - December 2020

For many alumni of the University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures, their lives were forever changed after obtaining a major, minor or concentration in another language.

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

Holiday Traditions Go Live

Fall - December 2020

Holiday Traditions Go Live

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

University Joins National First-Generation Celebration

Fall - December 2020

The University joined the National First-Generation College Celebration to recognize the University’s first-generation students, faculty, staff and alumni on Nov. 8.

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

Graduate Students Advocate for Local Homeless and At-risk Youth

Fall - December 2020

Graduate students in the clinical mental health counseling program recently started projects to advocate for at-risk groups as a part of their Professional Issues for Counselors course.

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

Royals Vote

Fall - December 2020

The University helps guide students through the election season, partly through the Royals Vote initiative.

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

Biden Urges Graduates to Be Engaged Citizens at 1976 Commencement

Fall - December 2020

In 1976, then-U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. told the graduating class at The University of Scranton there was “a crisis in American leadership.”

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

A Learning Journey Toward Equity and Diversity

Fall - December 2020

This fall, the University community and its Scranton partners have taken several important steps in addressing racism and discrimination.

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

All Souls Name Submission Form 2020

Fall - October 2020

Send us the names of those to be remembered in our Masses throughout the month of November. It is our privilege to pray for those you love.

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

Temple Grandin Featured in Two Virtual University Events, Drawing Thousands

Fall - October 2020

Thousands heard from Dr. Temple Grandin, author of the book The Autistic Brain, at a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on May 19 and a few months later at the Virtual 19th Annual U.S. disABILITY Conference.

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Student volunteers deliver meals on campus.

Welcome to the Class of 2024

Fall - October 2020

University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., welcomed the Class of 2024 and all other students back to campus with a video message that was sent to members of the University community on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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Move-in Weekend

Meet the New Members of our Board of Trustees

Fall - October 2020

The University of Scranton named four individuals to its Board of Trustees: James F. Cummings, M.D., ’88, H’15; Rev. Richard G. Malloy, S.J.; John P. “JP” Sweeney P’08, P’13, P’20; and Nicole Young ’00.

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Move-in Weekend

Program News

Fall - October 2020

Get a roundup of program news from the spring, summer and fall 2020 here.

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Move-in Weekend

The University Garners Accolades from Several Outlets

Fall - October 2020

The University earned accolades in various categories from a number of media outlets in 2020.

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Move-in Weekend

Royals Get Ready to Vote in 2020 Elections

Fall - October 2020

A voting resource hub is created to prepare as a University community for the upcoming election and encourage students to vote.

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To prepare as a University community for the upcoming election, the Office of Community and Government Relations in collaboration with Scranton Student Government created a voting resource hub and encouraged students to vote this fall.

New Strategic Plan Approved

Fall - October 2020

At its meeting on Sept. 25, the Board of Trustees unanimously and enthusiastically approved a new University-wide strategic plan.

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To prepare as a University community for the upcoming election, the Office of Community and Government Relations in collaboration with Scranton Student Government created a voting resource hub and encouraged students to vote this fall.

COVID-19 Royal Response Timeline

Fall - October 2020

A walk through the sequence of events, post-COVID-19, at The University of Scranton.

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To prepare as a University community for the upcoming election, the Office of Community and Government Relations in collaboration with Scranton Student Government created a voting resource hub and encouraged students to vote this fall.

University Updates Campus Community on Actions to Combat Racism and Discrimination

Fall - October 2020

Fr. Pilarz announces the launch of a Diversity and Inclusion website and provides a consolidated overview and access point for resources and educational efforts pertaining to Diversity and Inclusion across campus.

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To prepare as a University community for the upcoming election, the Office of Community and Government Relations in collaboration with Scranton Student Government created a voting resource hub and encouraged students to vote this fall.

University President Stepping Down in May

Fall - October 2020

University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced in a video to the campus community in August his intention to step down at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Portrait of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz.

Distinguished Author Award Honors Madeline Miller

Spring 2020

Madeline Miller, author of two New York Times bestsellers, received the 2019 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award.

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Portrait of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz.

University Celebrates First-Gen Students

Spring 2020

The University joined the National First-Generation College Celebration with an event on campus Nov. 8 to recognize the University’s first-generation students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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Portrait of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz.

Update to the Living Wage Report Presented

Spring 2020

A comprehensive report that details how conditions have changed three years after the groundbreaking “Living Wage Report 2016" is released.

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Portrait of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz.

Concert Celebrates 100th Birthday of Composer

Spring 2020

Performance Music at Scranton paid homage to the great composer Václav Nelhýbel with a concert celebrating the centennial year of his birth.

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Portrait of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz.

Student Veteran Attends Leadership Institute

Spring 2020

University student veteran Amy Atkinson ‘19, G’22 was invited to attend the Student Veterans of America’s (SVA) Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C.

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Amy Atkinson ‘19, G’22

Program News

Spring 2020

Get a roundup of program news from the summer and fall 2019 here.

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Amy Atkinson ‘19, G’22

CASE Survey: We Heard You!

Spring 2020

Click here to learn the results of The Scranton Journal survey, hosted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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Amy Atkinson ‘19, G’22

Leahy Endowment Bequeathed Nearly $1 Million

Spring 2020

Margaret C. Perez bequeathed nearly $1 Million to the Leahy Community Health and Family Center.

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The University of Scranton accepted a bequeath of nearly $1 million from the estate of Margaret C. Perez to the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Endowment. Perez had known University benefactor Edward R. Leahy, J.D., for more than 60 years. From left: Jonathan Spohrer, J.D., executor of Perez’s estate; Leahy, former University Trustee and member of the Panuska College of Professional Studies Board of Visitors; Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; and Monsignor John Jordan, member of the Panuska College of Professional Studies Board of Visitors.

Giblin-Kelly Hall Dedicated

Spring 2020

The University dedicated a freshman residence hall in honor of the late Brendan J. Giblin and the late William H. Kelly Jr.

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From left are: Joe and Mary Giblin, parents of the late Brendan Giblin; University student Kim Baxter, recipient of the Giblin Scholarship who spoke at the ceremony; Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president; Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry; and Joanne and Bill Kelly, parents of the late William Kelly.

Appointments and Retirements

Spring 2020

Read about some recent appointments and retirements at The University of Scranton.

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From left are: Joe and Mary Giblin, parents of the late Brendan Giblin; University student Kim Baxter, recipient of the Giblin Scholarship who spoke at the ceremony; Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president; Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry; and Joanne and Bill Kelly, parents of the late William Kelly.

Annual Conference Focuses on Autism

Spring 2020

“Exploring Autism Across the Spectrum: Building Inclusive Communities” presented at the University’s 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disAbility.

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Exploring Autism Across the Spectrum: Building Inclusive Communities” was the focus of The University of Scranton’s 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disAbility, which took place on campus recently. At the conference, from left: John Graham, AllOne Foundation board member; Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D., associate dean of the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies; U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr.; John Cosgrove, executive director, AllOne Foundation and Charities; and conference co-chairs Rebecca Spirito Dalgin, Ph.D., director of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University, and Lori Bruch, Ed.D., chair of the Counseling and Human Services Department at Scranton.

Sondra and Morey Myers Fellowship Established

Spring 2020

This fall, the University established The Sondra H’87 and Morey Myers H’12 Distinguished Visiting Fellowship in the Humanities and Civic Engagement.

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The University of Scranton established The Sondra H’87 and Morey Myers H’12 Distinguished Fellowship in the Humanities and Civic Engagement. At the formal announcement are members of the Myers family, from left: Sam Myers, grandson of Sondra and Morey Myers; Sondra Myers and Morey Myers; their daughter-in law, Nomi Stolzenberg, and their son, David N. Myers, Ph.D.

Responsibilities of an Education Discussed

Spring 2020

During the inaugural Humanities in Action Lecture, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama reminded students of the value — and responsibility — that come with a college degree.

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Denis McDonough, senior principal at the Markle Foundation and chair of its Rework America Task Force, was the keynote speaker for the inaugural Humanities in Action Lecture. From left: Denis McDonough and University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

Welcome, New Members of the Board of Trustees

Fall 2019

The following members of the Board of Trustees began their tenure at the start of the academic year.

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Clockwise, from top left: Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. ’93, G’93, H’19; Ryan J. Maher, S.J.; Rachele Mackin Browning ‘84; John Mariotti, D.D.S. ’75, P’10; and Steve Sandherr, Esq. ’80.

Commencement Speaker Receives Multiple Honors

Fall 2019

This spring, Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. ’93, G’93, H’19 was awarded both the Arrupe Award and an honorary degree from Scranton.

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Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. ’93, G’93, H’19 speaks at the 2019 undergraduate commencement ceremony.

Commencement 2019 Fast Facts

Fall 2019

Commencement 2019 at a glance.

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Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D. ’93, G’93, H’19 speaks at the 2019 undergraduate commencement ceremony.

SMART Program Grows

Fall 2019

Twelve University of Scranton students mentored 34 high school students from Scranton High and West Scranton High School as part of The Meg Cullen-Brown SMART Program.

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Members of the family of the late Meg Cullen-Brown met with University of Scranton representatives to plan for the fall start of The Meg Cullen-Brown SMART (Scranton Mentors Actively Reaching Teens) Mentoring program, a mentoring program that matches University of Scranton students with Scranton School District students. From left: Michael Brown; Ryan Brown,’16; Pat Vaccaro, director of the Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice at the University, who will oversee the program; Michael Brown Jr. ’13 G’16; and Jake Brown ’21.

A Cappella Group Celebrates Anniversary

Fall 2019

Men and Women for Octaves, an a cappella club on campus, celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year.

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Members of the family of the late Meg Cullen-Brown met with University of Scranton representatives to plan for the fall start of The Meg Cullen-Brown SMART (Scranton Mentors Actively Reaching Teens) Mentoring program, a mentoring program that matches University of Scranton students with Scranton School District students. From left: Michael Brown; Ryan Brown,’16; Pat Vaccaro, director of the Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice at the University, who will oversee the program; Michael Brown Jr. ’13 G’16; and Jake Brown ’21.

Celebrating 50 Years Since Apollo 11

Fall 2019

Fifty years ago, Glynn S. Lunney H’71 served as a NASA flight director for the historic Apollo 11 mission that placed the first man on the moon.

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Members of the family of the late Meg Cullen-Brown met with University of Scranton representatives to plan for the fall start of The Meg Cullen-Brown SMART (Scranton Mentors Actively Reaching Teens) Mentoring program, a mentoring program that matches University of Scranton students with Scranton School District students. From left: Michael Brown; Ryan Brown,’16; Pat Vaccaro, director of the Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice at the University, who will oversee the program; Michael Brown Jr. ’13 G’16; and Jake Brown ’21.

Students Organize Inaugural Social and Digital Media Conference

Fall 2019

The University hosted high school students and regional business professionals for the inaugural University of Scranton Social and Digital Media Conference (USSDMC) held in the DeNaples Center on April 30.

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Members of the family of the late Meg Cullen-Brown met with University of Scranton representatives to plan for the fall start of The Meg Cullen-Brown SMART (Scranton Mentors Actively Reaching Teens) Mentoring program, a mentoring program that matches University of Scranton students with Scranton School District students. From left: Michael Brown; Ryan Brown,’16; Pat Vaccaro, director of the Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice at the University, who will oversee the program; Michael Brown Jr. ’13 G’16; and Jake Brown ’21.

Student Attends IMA Student Leadership Experience

Fall 2019

Nhu Nguyen, a double-major in accounting and international business at Scranton, attended the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA’s) Student Leadership Experience in Orlando, Florida, in February.

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Members of the family of the late Meg Cullen-Brown met with University of Scranton representatives to plan for the fall start of The Meg Cullen-Brown SMART (Scranton Mentors Actively Reaching Teens) Mentoring program, a mentoring program that matches University of Scranton students with Scranton School District students. From left: Michael Brown; Ryan Brown,’16; Pat Vaccaro, director of the Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice at the University, who will oversee the program; Michael Brown Jr. ’13 G’16; and Jake Brown ’21.

Magis Honors Program in STEM Approved

Fall 2019

The University has begun a new Magis Honors Program in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), founded to help students with an interest in STEM research get started early in their college careers.

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Members of the class of 2023 who entered the University’s new Magis Honors Program in STEM arrived a week earlier than their classmates to participate in a multi-day STEM field experience at the Lacawac Sanctuary. From left are: Michael Quinnan, Cameron Shedlock, Danica Sinson, Tim Gallagher, Angela Hudock, Julia Turnak, Taylor Moglia, Sarah Liskowicz and Nathaniel Smith. Absent from the photo are incoming Magis Honors Program participants Ryan Jones and Daniel Zych.

Jane Kopas Women's Center Celebrates 25 Years

Fall 2019

On March 2, the University celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Jane Kopas Women’s Center at a luncheon held on campus.

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The University of Scranton celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Jane Kopas Women’s Center at a luncheon held on campus in March. From left are: Anitra McShea, Ph.D., associate vice president for student life; Robert W. Davis Jr., Ed.D., vice president for student life; Maria R. Marinucci, director of the Cross Cultural Centers; University graduate Amy McKiernan, program speaker; University alumna and current graduate student Megan Barr, program speaker; Lauren S. Rivera, J.D., assistant vice president for student life and dean of students; Gerianne Barber, director of the Counselor Training Center and recipient of the Legacy Award; and Jean Wahl Harris, Ph. D., professor of political science and director of thewomen’s and gender studies program, who served as the keynote speaker.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania Gives Talk

Fall 2019

His Excellency Rolandas Kriščiūnas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States of America and to the United Mexican States, spoke at Scranton’s sixth annual Jay Nathan Lecture Series.

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The University of Scranton celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Jane Kopas Women’s Center at a luncheon held on campus in March. From left are: Anitra McShea, Ph.D., associate vice president for student life; Robert W. Davis Jr., Ed.D., vice president for student life; Maria R. Marinucci, director of the Cross Cultural Centers; University graduate Amy McKiernan, program speaker; University alumna and current graduate student Megan Barr, program speaker; Lauren S. Rivera, J.D., assistant vice president for student life and dean of students; Gerianne Barber, director of the Counselor Training Center and recipient of the Legacy Award; and Jean Wahl Harris, Ph. D., professor of political science and director of thewomen’s and gender studies program, who served as the keynote speaker.

New Law School 3-3 Programs

Fall 2019

The University has signed early admissions agreements with Boston College Law School and Penn State Law School.

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The University of Scranton celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Jane Kopas Women’s Center at a luncheon held on campus in March. From left are: Anitra McShea, Ph.D., associate vice president for student life; Robert W. Davis Jr., Ed.D., vice president for student life; Maria R. Marinucci, director of the Cross Cultural Centers; University graduate Amy McKiernan, program speaker; University alumna and current graduate student Megan Barr, program speaker; Lauren S. Rivera, J.D., assistant vice president for student life and dean of students; Gerianne Barber, director of the Counselor Training Center and recipient of the Legacy Award; and Jean Wahl Harris, Ph. D., professor of political science and director of thewomen’s and gender studies program, who served as the keynote speaker.

Emmy Award-winning Alumna Visits Campus

Fall 2019

Nicole Young ’00, a 13-time Emmy Award-winner for her work as a producer on “60 Minutes,” spoke at the University’s Spring Community Breakfast.

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The University of Scranton celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Jane Kopas Women’s Center at a luncheon held on campus in March. From left are: Anitra McShea, Ph.D., associate vice president for student life; Robert W. Davis Jr., Ed.D., vice president for student life; Maria R. Marinucci, director of the Cross Cultural Centers; University graduate Amy McKiernan, program speaker; University alumna and current graduate student Megan Barr, program speaker; Lauren S. Rivera, J.D., assistant vice president for student life and dean of students; Gerianne Barber, director of the Counselor Training Center and recipient of the Legacy Award; and Jean Wahl Harris, Ph. D., professor of political science and director of thewomen’s and gender studies program, who served as the keynote speaker.

New Dean Joins University

Fall 2019

Sam Beldona, Ph.D., began serving as dean of the Kania School of Management in July 2019.

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The University of Scranton celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Jane Kopas Women’s Center at a luncheon held on campus in March. From left are: Anitra McShea, Ph.D., associate vice president for student life; Robert W. Davis Jr., Ed.D., vice president for student life; Maria R. Marinucci, director of the Cross Cultural Centers; University graduate Amy McKiernan, program speaker; University alumna and current graduate student Megan Barr, program speaker; Lauren S. Rivera, J.D., assistant vice president for student life and dean of students; Gerianne Barber, director of the Counselor Training Center and recipient of the Legacy Award; and Jean Wahl Harris, Ph. D., professor of political science and director of thewomen’s and gender studies program, who served as the keynote speaker.

Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence Executive Hub Opens

Fall 2019

The University officially opened the Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence Executive Hub on campus as part of an initiative led by the AllOne Foundation intended to significantly enhance the service delivery system for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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The University of Scranton celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Jane Kopas Women’s Center at a luncheon held on campus in March. From left are: Anitra McShea, Ph.D., associate vice president for student life; Robert W. Davis Jr., Ed.D., vice president for student life; Maria R. Marinucci, director of the Cross Cultural Centers; University graduate Amy McKiernan, program speaker; University alumna and current graduate student Megan Barr, program speaker; Lauren S. Rivera, J.D., assistant vice president for student life and dean of students; Gerianne Barber, director of the Counselor Training Center and recipient of the Legacy Award; and Jean Wahl Harris, Ph. D., professor of political science and director of thewomen’s and gender studies program, who served as the keynote speaker.

DBA Program is Recognized for Innovations and Best Practices

Fall 2019

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) recognized the University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program for “Innovations and Best Practices in Canada, Latin America and the United States.”

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The University of Scranton celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Jane Kopas Women’s Center at a luncheon held on campus in March. From left are: Anitra McShea, Ph.D., associate vice president for student life; Robert W. Davis Jr., Ed.D., vice president for student life; Maria R. Marinucci, director of the Cross Cultural Centers; University graduate Amy McKiernan, program speaker; University alumna and current graduate student Megan Barr, program speaker; Lauren S. Rivera, J.D., assistant vice president for student life and dean of students; Gerianne Barber, director of the Counselor Training Center and recipient of the Legacy Award; and Jean Wahl Harris, Ph. D., professor of political science and director of thewomen’s and gender studies program, who served as the keynote speaker.

Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Humanities Opens

Fall 2019

In May, University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced the establishment of the Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Humanities, which opened this fall in a grand Victorian home on the corner of Mulberry Street and Clay Avenue.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton, announced the establishment of the Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Humanities to advance the University’s liberal arts tradition and enhance the core role it plays in the formation of students to become “men and women for others.” The Center will serve as a national model for humanities in action.

Distinguished Author Award Presented to Lorene Cary

Spring 2019

The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library presented writer Lorene Cary with The Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award.

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Best-selling author Lorene Cary receives the Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award. From left: Charles Kratz, dean of the library and information fluency at the University; Gretchen Welby, Ph.D., Distinguished Author Award committee chair; Distinguished Author Award recipient Cary; Jeffrey Gingerich, Ph.D., senior provost and vice president of academic affairs at Scranton; Cathy Ann Hardaway, director of domestic relations for Lackawanna County; and Mary McDonald, president, Friends of the Library

Business High School Scholars Complete First Courses

Spring 2019

The inaugural cohort of high school students completed their first college course in business as participants in the Business High School Scholars Program.

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The first cohort of students in new Business High School Scholars pilot program with their professors and members of Business High School Scholars Alumni Advisory Board. Seated, from left, University of Scranton accounting professors Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D., Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A., and James Boyle, D.B.A.; Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; and Tracy Bannon, University Trustee and member of the Business High School Scholars Alumni Advisory Board. Standing: Peter Butera, Business High School Scholars Alumni Advisory Board; Rev. Patrick D. Francis Rogers, S.J., executive director of The Jesuit Center; and Business High School Scholars pilot program participants: Christopher Newell, Madison Green, Marisol Olivares Hernandez, Martin Cryan, Kylie Seyler, Emily Herron, Alyssa Moore, Mallory deQuevedo, Emma Boyle, Madison Munley, Lauramarie Strage, Randall Bonitz, Charles Leo, Joseph Kologe and Mackenzie McHale. 

Presidential Scholars Named for 2018-19

Spring 2019

The University of Scranton awarded 14 students from its Class of 2022 four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships. Read about them here.

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Fourteen students from The University of Scranton Class of 2022 have been awarded four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships. Seated, from left, are Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; and Presidential Scholars Meghan Rohr, Jessica Goldschlager and Charles Kulick. Standing, from left, are Presidential Scholars Erin Horan, Colleen Chan, Robert Maloney, Ashley Mullan, Anna Wengyn, Sarah White, Eric Dittmar, Sean Connolly, Jacob Shomali, Patrick Dawid and Shannon Brokerick.

Effort to Safeguard University Independence Expands

Spring 2019

Scranton joined the Magna Charta Universitatum Observatory of Fundamental University Values and Rights.

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Fourteen students from The University of Scranton Class of 2022 have been awarded four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships. Seated, from left, are Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; and Presidential Scholars Meghan Rohr, Jessica Goldschlager and Charles Kulick. Standing, from left, are Presidential Scholars Erin Horan, Colleen Chan, Robert Maloney, Ashley Mullan, Anna Wengyn, Sarah White, Eric Dittmar, Sean Connolly, Jacob Shomali, Patrick Dawid and Shannon Brokerick.

Working Through Disability

Spring 2019

The annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY brought together national, state and regional experts to discuss assistive technology.

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Fourteen students from The University of Scranton Class of 2022 have been awarded four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships. Seated, from left, are Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of The University of Scranton; and Presidential Scholars Meghan Rohr, Jessica Goldschlager and Charles Kulick. Standing, from left, are Presidential Scholars Erin Horan, Colleen Chan, Robert Maloney, Ashley Mullan, Anna Wengyn, Sarah White, Eric Dittmar, Sean Connolly, Jacob Shomali, Patrick Dawid and Shannon Brokerick.

Love of Haiti Inspires 30 Years of Service

Spring 2019

Kuehner wrote about her experiences during her 30 years of service to “the poorest of the poor” in her book Oh, for the Love of Haiti.

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JoAnne Kuehner H’01

Student Awarded Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Spring 2019

Already co-owner and creative director of a digital media production company, a senior entrepreneurship student was awarded a 2018 entrepreneurship scholarship.

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From left, Murli Rajan, Ph.D., interim dean of the Kania School of Management, congratulates Michael Spadavecchia on his scholarship.

Task Force Helps Healing Process

Spring 2019

In October, the University established a Task Force on Healing, Reconciliation and Hope in response to the grand jury report.

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From left, Murli Rajan, Ph.D., interim dean of the Kania School of Management, congratulates Michael Spadavecchia on his scholarship.

Successful Outcomes Reported for the Class of 2018

Spring 2019

Ninety-eight percent of the University’s undergraduate Class of 2018 and 99 percent of its graduate class reported success in their choice of career path.

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From left, Murli Rajan, Ph.D., interim dean of the Kania School of Management, congratulates Michael Spadavecchia on his scholarship.

New Domestic Service Trip Opens Hearts and Minds

Spring 2019

Nine students and two adult chaperones traveled to Anchorage last summer, the University’s first domestic service trip to Alaska, to serve the food insecure.

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From left, Murli Rajan, Ph.D., interim dean of the Kania School of Management, congratulates Michael Spadavecchia on his scholarship.

Executive Hub of Regional Autism Services Collaborative Opens

Spring 2019

The Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence (ACCE) was recently formed to meet the needs of and minimize the service gaps for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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At the announcement of Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence are, from left: John P. Moses, Esq., chair of the board of AllOne Foundation; Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies; and John W. Cosgrove, executive director of AllOne Foundation and Charities.

Plaza Named in Honor of St. Oscar Romero

Spring 2019

Scranton named a residence plaza in honor of St. Oscar Romero, the martyred archbishop of San Salvador whom Pope Francis canonized on Oct. 14, 2018.

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At the announcement of Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence are, from left: John P. Moses, Esq., chair of the board of AllOne Foundation; Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies; and John W. Cosgrove, executive director of AllOne Foundation and Charities.

Professor Talks Herbs and Ancient Greeks

Fall 2018

Ileana Szymanski, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, recently received a grant to research medicinal plants and spices in ancient Greece.

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At the announcement of Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence are, from left: John P. Moses, Esq., chair of the board of AllOne Foundation; Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies; and John W. Cosgrove, executive director of AllOne Foundation and Charities.

Professor Investigates What Grabs Your Attention

Fall 2018

Dr. Bryan Burnham researches selective attention.

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At the announcement of Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence are, from left: John P. Moses, Esq., chair of the board of AllOne Foundation; Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies; and John W. Cosgrove, executive director of AllOne Foundation and Charities.

Using Literature to Inspire Children

Fall 2018

Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of The Panuska College of Professional Studies, recently gave a lecture titled “Using Children’s Literature to Teach Social Justice” to Northeastern Reading Association members.

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At the announcement of Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence are, from left: John P. Moses, Esq., chair of the board of AllOne Foundation; Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies; and John W. Cosgrove, executive director of AllOne Foundation and Charities.

Welcome, New Members of the Board of Trustees

Fall 2018

The following members of the Board of Trustees began their tenure at the start of the academic year.

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From left to right: Jacquelyn Dionne, Liz Murphy and Vincent F. Reilly

Commencement Speakers Inspire Graduates

Fall 2018

Undergraduate and graduate commencement speakers inspire graduates.

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Left to right: Very Reverand Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., and Peter Danchak '84, H'18

Athletics Campus Dedication

Fall 2018

Scranton dedicated its new $14 million Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus at a ceremony on May 8.

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Aerial view of the Althetics Campus

University Celebrates Improvement Projects and Welcomes Senator Blake

Fall 2018

Pennsylvania State Senator John Blake G’01 and then-Interim President Herbert B. Keller, S.J. celebrate recent pedestrian improvement projects on the University’s Commons and Estate grounds.

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Pennsylvania State Senator John Blake G’01 helps celebrate campus improvement projects.

Yesterday's Warriors, Tomorrow's Leaders

Fall 2018

The Veterans Advocacy Committee at Scranton, in cooperation with Student Veterans of America (SVA) in Washington, D.C., hosted the Regional Veterans Education Representative Conference.

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Jared Lyon, president and CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA), provided the keynote address at the College/ University Regional Veterans Education Representative Conference held on campus.

Program News

Fall 2018

The updates on programs at the University of Scranton.

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Jared Lyon, president and CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA), provided the keynote address at the College/ University Regional Veterans Education Representative Conference held on campus.

2018 Graduate Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Fall 2018

Lauren Coggins ’18 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Mexico, where she will teach English as a Second Language at a university in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.

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Lauren Coggins, (right) a member of The University of Scranton’s class of 2018, received a highly-selective Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Mexico for the 2018-2019 academic year. She is pictured with Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright advisor and associate professor of economics and finance at the University.

Equestrian Team Breaks School Record

Fall 2018

This year's equestrian team has made Scranton history, with six members of the team competing in the regional show, the highest number ever.

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The equestrian team. Katelyn Langford, Lauren Rice, Alexandra Mueller, Kelsi McGlone, Claire Jarvis and team captain Sela Fine competed for Scranton. Robert Hermes, assistant director of Recreational Sports, oversees the club.

Anti-Semitism, Past and Present

Fall 2018

Dr. Mark Cohen presented his views on the past and present state of Muslim-Jewish relations by addressing Islamic views of the Jewish community in the Middle Ages.

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Mark Cohen, Ph.D., presents the Judaic Studies lecture titled "Modern Myths of Muslim Anti-Semitism"

Appointments

Fall 2018

Individuals were appointed new positions in various departments at The University of Scranton.

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Mark Cohen, Ph.D., presents the Judaic Studies lecture titled "Modern Myths of Muslim Anti-Semitism"

Program Supports Student Summer Internships

Fall 2018

The Royal Experience Summer Internship Program provided 11 Scranton students a stipend to support their participation unpaid internships for the summer.

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Mark Cohen, Ph.D., presents the Judaic Studies lecture titled "Modern Myths of Muslim Anti-Semitism"

Royal Scholars Program Created

Fall 2018

Over the next five years, a new STEM program will provide scholarships to University students studying science, technology, engineering or math, who have demonstrated academic achievement and a need for financial assistance.

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Mark Cohen, Ph.D., presents the Judaic Studies lecture titled "Modern Myths of Muslim Anti-Semitism"

Response to Grand Jury Report, Buildings Renamed

Fall 2018

In a letter to the community on Aug. 20, University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., responded to the release of more than 1,300 pages of grand-jury proceedings detailing sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania.

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Mark Cohen, Ph.D., presents the Judaic Studies lecture titled "Modern Myths of Muslim Anti-Semitism"

Father Keller Hands Reins to Father Pilarz

Fall 2018

The Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. H’15, began his second tenure as president of the University on June 1, and Herbert B. Keller, S.J. H’06, who was serving as interim University president, took over a new role in August: special assistant to the president.

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Mark Cohen, Ph.D., presents the Judaic Studies lecture titled "Modern Myths of Muslim Anti-Semitism"

New Presidential Scholars Named

Spring 2018

The University of Scranton has awarded nine students from its class of 2021 four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships.

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Mark Cohen, Ph.D., presents the Judaic Studies lecture titled "Modern Myths of Muslim Anti-Semitism"

Campus Update

Spring 2018

Read about recent updates to campus.

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The Estate (Photo by Amye Archer)

Fall Career Expo a Success

Spring 2018

More than 500 students participated in the 2017 Fall Career Expo organized by the Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development.

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The Estate (Photo by Amye Archer)

Resident Assistant Creates ‘Global Get Together’ to Process Study Abroad Experiences

Spring 2018

In November, 45 international students, exchange students and domestic students representing six continents convened at the Chapman Lake Retreat Center for a “Global Get Together.”

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The Estate (Photo by Amye Archer)

‘Breaking Bad’ Star Headlines disABILITY Conference

Spring 2018

“Breaking Bad” star R.J. Mitte was the featured speaker at the evening town hall event of the 16th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY, hosted at Scranton in October.

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The Estate (Photo by Amye Archer)

#YouAreWelcomeHere: Educating Local Students About Ghana

Spring 2018

In November, nearly 100 students from local elementary and middle schools came to Scranton for a presentation about Ghana as part of International Education Week.

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From left are: Nathan Graham, Scranton, a fourth-grade student at The Lutheran Academy; Aurora Lefever, Moscow, an eighth grade student at North Pocono Middle School; Treb Cacao, Scranton, a fifth-grade student at Prescott Elementary School; Aikins: and Huey Shi Chew, director of international students and scholar services at the University.

Fr. James Martin, S.J., Presents Ignatian Values Lecture

Spring 2018

"Jesuit spirituality wants us to be the person God wants us to be in order to serve others,” Fr. James Martin, S.J. H’17 told a room of first-year students at the Ignatian Values Lecture.

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Fr. James Martin, S.J. H’17 speaks at the Ignatian Values Lecture.

True Thabo: Making Clean Water a Right, Not a Privilege

Spring 2018

Students team up to create True Thabo, a company whose sole mission is to provide clean water to schools to ensure that no student risks getting sick from their water source.

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Fr. James Martin, S.J. H’17 speaks at the Ignatian Values Lecture.

2017 Program News

Spring 2018

Read select news about new and developing programs at Scranton.

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Fr. James Martin, S.J. H’17 speaks at the Ignatian Values Lecture.

Solar Eclipse 2017 Watch Party

Spring 2018

On Aug. 21, the Scranton community gathered together to share in a special experience – the first total solar eclipse since Feb. 26, 1979.

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Fr. James Martin, S.J. H’17 speaks at the Ignatian Values Lecture.

Students Attend National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference

Spring 2018

Eleven Scranton students participated in the National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., last summer.

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Students include: Jennifer Riccardi, Katherine Allen, Jacob Ratowski, Luis Melgar, Bobby McGowan, Lindsay Fitchett, (Mary) Virginia Farrell, Madalyne Sunday, Margaret Dodgson, Mackenzie Wilson, Monica O'Malley

U.S. Senator Bob Casey Visits Scranton’s Nationally Ranked Science Labs

Spring 2018

This fall, U.S. Senator Bob Casey visited Scranton the very same week that the University’s science labs were ranked No. 9 in the nation.

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Students include: Jennifer Riccardi, Katherine Allen, Jacob Ratowski, Luis Melgar, Bobby McGowan, Lindsay Fitchett, (Mary) Virginia Farrell, Madalyne Sunday, Margaret Dodgson, Mackenzie Wilson, Monica O'Malley

Appointments

Spring 2018

Read about some appointments to the administration at Scranton here.

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Students include: Jennifer Riccardi, Katherine Allen, Jacob Ratowski, Luis Melgar, Bobby McGowan, Lindsay Fitchett, (Mary) Virginia Farrell, Madalyne Sunday, Margaret Dodgson, Mackenzie Wilson, Monica O'Malley

Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J. H’06, Installed as Interim President

Spring 2018

Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J. H’06, was installed as interim president during the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Aug. 31, 2017.

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Herbert B. Keller, S.J. H’06, at the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

Welcome, New Members of the Board of Trustees!

Fall 2017

The new members of Scranton’s Board began their tenure at the start of the academic year, with the exception of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. H’15 who began earlier.

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Herbert B. Keller, S.J. H’06, at the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

May Wraps up with Milestones and Words of Wisdom

Fall 2017

The University’s 2017 commencement ceremonies took place on May 27 and May 28.

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Herbert B. Keller, S.J. H’06, at the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

Donated D’Vorzon Paintings Grace the Loyola Science Center

Fall 2017

The estate of artist Berenice D’Vorzon donated to the University a collection of her large-scale gestural paintings.

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Students help hang the new paintings in the Loyola Science Center.

University-designed Retreat Wins Ignatian Medal

Fall 2017

'A Desert Experience,' a retreat designed by campus minister Fred Mercadante, won the Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Campus Program or Initiative.

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Students help hang the new paintings in the Loyola Science Center.

Athletics Campus will Bear Former President’s Name

Fall 2017

The Board of Trustees recently named Scranton’s south side athletics campus in honor of former University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

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Students help hang the new paintings in the Loyola Science Center.

Business Leader Hall of Fame Honorees Offer Best Advice

Fall 2017

Four distinguished alumni were inducted into the Kania School of Management’s Business Leader Hall of Fame in April.

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George Lynett, Esq. G’71, Susan Swain ’76, H’99, and Theodore “Ted” Jadick ’61.

Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship Awarded to University Student

Fall 2017

Matthew Reynolds ’18 became the 12th Scranton student in 15 years to earn a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

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George Lynett, Esq. G’71, Susan Swain ’76, H’99, and Theodore “Ted” Jadick ’61.

University Presents Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award to CRISPAZ

Fall 2017

The University presented its 2017 Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry to CRISPAZ.

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George Lynett, Esq. G’71, Susan Swain ’76, H’99, and Theodore “Ted” Jadick ’61.

Jesuit Center Welcomes Executive Director

Fall 2017

Patrick Rogers, S.J., the new executive director of The Jesuit Center, brings with him decades of educational, administrative and ministry experience.

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Patrick Rogers, S.J.

Third University Building Achieves LEED Certification

Fall 2017

The University’s 117,420-square-foot Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, silver-level certification.

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Patrick Rogers, S.J.

Staff Members Receive Sursum Corda Awards

Fall 2017

Four staff members received Sursum Corda (Lift Up Your Hearts) Awards at the University’s Spring Convocation.

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From left: Then-University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., presents Sursum Corda Awards to Todd Parry, Frani Mancuso, Pauline Palko and Elizabeth Rozelle. At right: Patricia Tetreault, associate vice president for human resources; and Joseph Dreisbach, Ph.D., interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

Program News

Fall 2017

There is always a lot happening at The University of Scranton. Here are just a few highlights about some of our programs.

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From left: Then-University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., presents Sursum Corda Awards to Todd Parry, Frani Mancuso, Pauline Palko and Elizabeth Rozelle. At right: Patricia Tetreault, associate vice president for human resources; and Joseph Dreisbach, Ph.D., interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

University, Villanova Enter Innovative Law School Partnership

Fall 2017

Villanova University School of Law admission is now guaranteed to qualifying University students through an innovative time- and expense-saving partnership.

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Pictured are the members of the Mock Trial Team who participated in AMTA Regionals at Penn State in February 2016 Front Row, L-R: Sarah Currie ‘17, Kara Osborne ‘17, Co-captain, Natalie Rossi ‘18, Co-captain, Arianna Berardi ‘18, Lauren Pluchinski ‘17 Second Row, L-R: Colin Moretti ‘17, Chris Kollar ‘17, Matt Lasewicz ‘17, Mike Joyce ‘17 Not pictured: Sophie West ‘17, Sergio Ayala ‘19

University, Lackawanna College Sign Transfer Agreement

Fall 2017

Lackawanna College graduates now have a strong financial incentive to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the University.

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At the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony at Lackawanna College are, seated from left: Mark Volk, president, Lackawanna College; and Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton. Standing are: Barb Nowogorski, director of advising, Lackawanna College; Suzanne Cercone, Ph.D., academic dean, Lackawanna College; Lackawanna College; and Caitlyn M. Hollingshead, director of graduate, transfer and international admissions, The University of Scranton.

Interim President, Incoming President Work as Team for a Year

Fall 2017

Rev. Herbert Keller, S.J. H’06, University interim president, and Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. H'15, president-elect, will work together this year.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. H’15 is announced as the next University president in March. Fr. Pilarz will serve beginning June 2018.

Remembering Father Panuska: Photos

Spring 2017

See more photos of Father Panuska while he was at Scranton.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. H’15 is announced as the next University president in March. Fr. Pilarz will serve beginning June 2018.

Remembering Father Panuska: A Timeline

Spring 2017

Read how the boy from east Baltimore grew up to become the president of The University of Scranton.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. H’15 is announced as the next University president in March. Fr. Pilarz will serve beginning June 2018.

Remembering Father Panuska: The Papa Bear Fund

Spring 2017

“If only every qualified and needy student could receive a scholarship!” - Fr. Panuska

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. H’15 is announced as the next University president in March. Fr. Pilarz will serve beginning June 2018.

Remembering Father Panuska: Papa Bear, Our Loving Steward

Spring 2017

“Of all the greetings I have received as president, none sound so sweet as ‘Papa Bear.’”

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. H’15 is announced as the next University president in March. Fr. Pilarz will serve beginning June 2018.

Campus Update

Spring 2017

The University community said goodbye to old Loyola this past summer to make way for a new campus green. Read about other campus updates here.

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Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. H’15 is announced as the next University president in March. Fr. Pilarz will serve beginning June 2018.

University Dedicates New Veterans and ROTC Resource Lounge

Spring 2017

The University dedicated and blessed a new Veterans and ROTC Resource Lounge.

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Front row, from left: Patricia Harrington, Ed.D., interim associate provost for academic affairs, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, who spoke at the opening of the opening of the Veterans and ROTC Resource Lounge, and University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., who blessed the lounge on Nov. 11.

Election Season Brings a Flurry of Campus Political Activity

Spring 2017

The election season was active and interactive at Scranton, which hosted several events that enabled the University community to become more informed about the issues.

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Front row, from left: Patricia Harrington, Ed.D., interim associate provost for academic affairs, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, who spoke at the opening of the opening of the Veterans and ROTC Resource Lounge, and University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., who blessed the lounge on Nov. 11.

Why I am proud to be . . . #JesuitEducated

Spring 2017

Several of our alumni reflect on what their Jesuit education has meant to them. What does it mean to you? Share your thoughts with us by tagging us and using #JesuitEducated.

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Front row, from left: Patricia Harrington, Ed.D., interim associate provost for academic affairs, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, who spoke at the opening of the opening of the Veterans and ROTC Resource Lounge, and University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., who blessed the lounge on Nov. 11.

AT&T Campaign to Stop Distracted Driving Visits Campus

Spring 2017

AT&T’s It Can Wait® virtual reality (VR) experience visited the University in September, giving students and staff a chance to safely experience the danger of taking their eyes off the road to look at smartphones.

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Front row, from left: Patricia Harrington, Ed.D., interim associate provost for academic affairs, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, who spoke at the opening of the opening of the Veterans and ROTC Resource Lounge, and University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., who blessed the lounge on Nov. 11.

Annual Henry George Lecture Topic is Economics of Immigration

Spring 2017

“The Economics of Immigration” was the topic of the 31st Henry George Lecture in November.

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From left: economics faculty members Jinghan Cai, Ph.D.; Christos Pargianas, Ph.D.; Susan Trussler, Ph.D.; Iordanis Petsas, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Economics and Finance; Satyajit Ghosh, Ph.D.; Ioannis N. Kallianiotis, Ph.D.; Aram Balagyozyan, Ph.D.; Edward M. Scahill, Ph.D.; and Dr. Card.

University Joins Marywood to Raise Diversity Awareness

Spring 2017

The University teamed up with Marywood University to increase campus diversity awareness.

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Workshop co-organizers Jessica Nolan, Ph.D., left, and Samantha Christiansen, Ph.D., right, join workshop facilitators from Border Crossers Nayantara Sen and Lyudmila (“Luda”) Bryzzheva, center.

Ceremony Remembers Those Who ‘Upon Death Became Teachers’

Spring 2017

Students joined faculty and staff of PCPS for a service to honor those who donated their bodies to further education in the health professions.

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Students listen as Professor Tara Fay (right) teaches in the anatomy lab.

Focus on Career Success After Graduation

Spring 2017

Several events during the fall 2016 semester focused on career success after graduation, including a career fair and a talk by a New York Times best-selling author.

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Students listen as Professor Tara Fay (right) teaches in the anatomy lab.

Scranton Alumna and Professor Featured at Environmental Award Dinner

Spring 2017

The 26th Annual Environmental Partnership Awards and Dinner featured both a recent University alumna.

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Students listen as Professor Tara Fay (right) teaches in the anatomy lab.

International Students Take Center Stage on Campus

Spring 2017

Multiple events run by students at The University of Scranton in November highlight the many cultures from throughout the world represented on the Jesuit campus.

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Chie Fujikake, an MBA student from Japan, demonstrates the art of origami to children from the Lutheran Academy as part of the University’s International Education Week event that highlighted Japanese culture to area elementary school students. From left are: Jonathan Bonebrake, Fujikake and Malia Graham.

University Receives $15,000 CVS Health Community Grant

Spring 2017

A CVS Health Community Grant will help the University begin a yearlong smoking-cessation program that will be run through CHEW.

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From left: University students Mariah Ruther and Erica DeSanctis, peer educators at the University’s Center for Health Education and Wellness, joined center assistant director Cathy Mascelli, center director Stephanie Adamec, CVS regional manager Pat Girard, and CVS district sales manager Luis Marrero at the check presentation for a $15,000 CVS grant.

Case Survey

Spring 2017

In the fall, we asked readers of The Scranton Journal to fill out a survey that would help us improve the magazine. We were thrilled to receive more than 800 entries!

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From left: University students Mariah Ruther and Erica DeSanctis, peer educators at the University’s Center for Health Education and Wellness, joined center assistant director Cathy Mascelli, center director Stephanie Adamec, CVS regional manager Pat Girard, and CVS district sales manager Luis Marrero at the check presentation for a $15,000 CVS grant.

Program News

Spring 2017

There is always a lot happening at The University of Scranton. Here are just a few highlights about some of our programs.

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From left: University students Mariah Ruther and Erica DeSanctis, peer educators at the University’s Center for Health Education and Wellness, joined center assistant director Cathy Mascelli, center director Stephanie Adamec, CVS regional manager Pat Girard, and CVS district sales manager Luis Marrero at the check presentation for a $15,000 CVS grant.

Tony Award-winner and Native Scrantonian Receives Distinguished Author Award

Spring 2017

The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library presented the Distinguished Author Award to Scranton native Stephen Karam.

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The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library presented the 2016 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award to Scranton native Stephen Karam. From left: Charles Kratz, dean of the library and information fluency at the University; Sondra Myers, director of the University’s Schemel Forum; Karam; University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; and Joseph Dreisbach, Ph.D., interim provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

Ten Named Presidential Scholars

Spring 2017

Ten university students have been named Presidential Scholars.

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Front row, from left: Joshua Toth, Daniel Tartaglione, Megan Dowd, Katherine Musto and University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. Standing: Brian Kilner, Zoë Haggerty, Megan Fabian, Kathryn Donnelly, Brian Martin and Colleen Rohr.

Congolese Cuisine and Culture Shared at Global Tastes Event

Spring 2017

Area residents learned about the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) directly from members of Scranton’s Congolese refugee community.

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Girls perform a traditional dance during the Global Tastes event.

University Receives Gift from Scranton Estate

Spring 2017

Seventy-five years after Worthington Scranton donated the Estate, the University received a $1.4 million gift from the estate of his son.

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Two of Gov. William L. Scranton and Mary L. Chamberlin Scranton’s children, William W. Scranton III (second from left) and Susan Scranton Dawson (right), along with William III’s wife, Maryla (left), presented University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., with a $1.4 million gift.

University Names Building after its First African-American Graduate

Fall 2016

The University of Scranton dedicated Louis Stanley Brown Hall to honor its first African-American graduate, who was a member of the Class of 1919.

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Louis Stanley Brown Hall

Welcome, New Members of the Board of Trustees!

Fall 2016

We recently welcomed new members of the Board of Trustees. Read more about their experience below.

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Louis Stanley Brown Hall

Inaugural Lecture Features Award-winning Humanitarian

Fall 2016

Danielle Butin, executive director of the Afya Foundation, spoke at the inaugural Maria Gervasio Cura Personalis Lecture in April.

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Danielle Butin

Commencement 2016

Fall 2016

More than 1,500 Join the Ranks of Scranton Alumni in May. Read more about Commencement below.

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Danielle Butin

Career Day in Philadelphia Fills Education Students with Passion and Purpose

Fall 2016

On April 6, students from the Early and Primary Education Department embarked on a field trip to Philadelphia.

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Danielle Butin

Arrupe Award Honors Friends of the Poor

Fall 2016

The Arrupe Award was presented to the Friends of the Poor.

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Sister Ann Walsh, I.H.M., director of the Friends of the Poor

Three Major Gifts Make a Big Difference

Fall 2016

Three major gifts made to The University of Scranton this spring will be instrumental in supporting its mission for years to come.

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Sister Ann Walsh, I.H.M., director of the Friends of the Poor

Program News

Fall 2016

There is always a lot happening at The University of Scranton. Here are just a few highlights about some of our programs.

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Sister Ann Walsh, I.H.M., director of the Friends of the Poor

Black History Month at Scranton

Fall 2016

Scranton kicked off Black History Month early with the Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission annual awards and celebration dinner.

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Sister Ann Walsh, I.H.M., director of the Friends of the Poor

Scranton Family Papers Scanathon

Fall 2016

Participants in the Scranton Family Papers Scanathon helped preserve fragile primary sources.

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The State Library of Pennsylvania lent the Weinberg Memorial Library a mobile Scribe Station for the Scanathon.

Five Earn Fulbright Awards

Fall 2016

Four members of the Class of 2016 and a member of the Class of 2012 have earned Fulbright grants.

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Seated, from left: Sarah Fitch ’16, Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright advisor and associate professor of economics and finance; and Aimee Miller ’12, current health administration graduate student. Standing, from left: Olivia Gillespie ’16, Ivan Simpson-Kent ’16 and Veronica Sinotte ’16.

All the World’s a Stage at the Scranton Shakespeare Festival

Fall 2016

Scranton marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death by presenting “Shakespeare Lives! A Festival."

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Festival presenters are pictured here, from left: Rebecca Steinberger, Ph.D. ’95, professor of English at Misericordia University; Megan Lloyd, Ph.D., professor of English at King’s College; Cary Mazer, Ph.D., associate professor of English and theater arts at the University of Pennsylvania; and Michael Friedman, Ph.D., professor of English and theatre at Scranton.

Local Banks Support Scranton

Fall 2016

Two local banks made generous donations in support of two University programs.

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Fidelity Bank contributed $10,000 to The University of Scranton’s University of Success Program, a four-year pre-college mentorship program for high school students designed to develop the skills needed to successfully gain entrance to college. From left: Joann Marsili, vice president and marketing and sales director, Fidelity Bank; Daniel J. Santaniello, president and chief executive officer, Fidelity Bank; Andrea Mantione, director, Leahy Community Health and Family Center at The University of Scranton; Meg Hambrose, director of corporate and foundation relations, The University of Scranton; and Salvatore R. DeFrancesco, Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer, Fidelity Bank.

Students Participate in Project Management Game

Fall 2016

This spring, several engineering and KSOM students participated in the SimulTrain® project management game.

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Fidelity Bank contributed $10,000 to The University of Scranton’s University of Success Program, a four-year pre-college mentorship program for high school students designed to develop the skills needed to successfully gain entrance to college. From left: Joann Marsili, vice president and marketing and sales director, Fidelity Bank; Daniel J. Santaniello, president and chief executive officer, Fidelity Bank; Andrea Mantione, director, Leahy Community Health and Family Center at The University of Scranton; Meg Hambrose, director of corporate and foundation relations, The University of Scranton; and Salvatore R. DeFrancesco, Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer, Fidelity Bank.

Father Quinn to Step Down as President in June 2017

Fall 2016

University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., will step down at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Fidelity Bank contributed $10,000 to The University of Scranton’s University of Success Program, a four-year pre-college mentorship program for high school students designed to develop the skills needed to successfully gain entrance to college. From left: Joann Marsili, vice president and marketing and sales director, Fidelity Bank; Daniel J. Santaniello, president and chief executive officer, Fidelity Bank; Andrea Mantione, director, Leahy Community Health and Family Center at The University of Scranton; Meg Hambrose, director of corporate and foundation relations, The University of Scranton; and Salvatore R. DeFrancesco, Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer, Fidelity Bank.

Fall 2015 Lectures

Spring 2016

The University welcomed many distinguished lecturers this past semester. Below is a list of select lectures by speakers who visited us in the fall.

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Fidelity Bank contributed $10,000 to The University of Scranton’s University of Success Program, a four-year pre-college mentorship program for high school students designed to develop the skills needed to successfully gain entrance to college. From left: Joann Marsili, vice president and marketing and sales director, Fidelity Bank; Daniel J. Santaniello, president and chief executive officer, Fidelity Bank; Andrea Mantione, director, Leahy Community Health and Family Center at The University of Scranton; Meg Hambrose, director of corporate and foundation relations, The University of Scranton; and Salvatore R. DeFrancesco, Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer, Fidelity Bank.

First Students Participate in The University of Scranton and Geisinger RN to BSN Partnership Program

Spring 2016

This fall, The University of Scranton and Geisinger Health System began an expedited bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program for registered nurses working for Geisinger.

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The first cohort of RN to BSN students.  First row, from left, Margarete Zalon, Ph.D., professor of nursing; Jackie Roman of Kingston; Lora Urbas of Browndale; Sharon Hudacek, Ed.D., professor of nursing and director of the University’s RN to BSN and LPN to BSN programs; Heather Snyder of McClure; Leah Ann Cox of Taylor, and Catherine Lovecchio Ph.D., associate professor of nursing. Second row: Grace Gavigan of Wilkes-Barre; Lea Clark of Hudson; Lori Smith of Wilkes-Barre; Janel Moon of Bear Creek Township; and Christine Schoener of West Pittston. Third row: Michele Polney of Wilkes-Barre; Jess Herb of Wilkes-Barre; Jillian Meyer Taylor of Wyoming; and Sabrina Shander of Jessup. Fourth row: Kimberley Yatsko of Nanticoke; Lynn Fino of Mountain Top; Raphael Ferro of Hanover Township; and Carol Golosky of Taylor. Fifth row: Carole James Czepiel of Pocono Lake; Lora Slusher of Olyphant; Amie Engle of Berwick; Elizabeth Aciukewicz of Trucksville; JoAnn Blackwell of Mountain Top; Amanda Chapin of Watsontown and Debra Schreck of Scranton.

Pro Bono Services now Offered for Those with Low Vision

Spring 2016

Although people with low vision are not blind, daily tasks can become quite difficult for them. However, with therapy and an adapted environment, there is no reason they cannot remain independent.

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Dr. Julie Nastasi looks on as Lackawanna Blind Association clients display Fourth of July wreaths they created during the association’s Sensory Development program.

A Women’s Retreat, 35 Years and Going Strong

Spring 2016

Rev. G. Donald Pantle, S.J., 87, makes his way from his home in Baltimore, Maryland, to the Retreat Center at Chapman Lake for the faculty and staff women’s retreat every year. This year, he celebrated 35 years of leading the women’s retreat.

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Rev. G. Donald Pantle, S.J., is shown here with participants at the University’s 35th Annual Women’s Retreat held recently at the Retreat Center at Chapman Lake.

The University Dedicates Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

Spring 2016

The University dedicated Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall, its new, state-of-the-art, eight-story building on Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, at a ceremony on Sept. 18.

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Rev. G. Donald Pantle, S.J., is shown here with participants at the University’s 35th Annual Women’s Retreat held recently at the Retreat Center at Chapman Lake.

Sister Helen Prejean Discusses Dead Man Walking

Spring 2016

“The Royal Reads Program creates a shared experience for our first-year class through the reading of a carefully selected book,” said Rebecca Haggerty, assistant dean for programs and assessment.

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Rev. G. Donald Pantle, S.J., is shown here with participants at the University’s 35th Annual Women’s Retreat held recently at the Retreat Center at Chapman Lake.

Events Commemorate the Life and Work of Dorothy Day

Spring 2016

In observance of the 35th anniversary of the death of Dorothy Day in 2015, a cooperative series of events about her life and work was held at Marywood University and The University of Scranton.

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Rev. G. Donald Pantle, S.J., is shown here with participants at the University’s 35th Annual Women’s Retreat held recently at the Retreat Center at Chapman Lake.

Students, Faculty and Staff Watch Pope Francis’ Historic Address to Congress

Spring 2016

The University’s Education for Justice Program, the Office of Campus Ministries and the Office of Sustainability hosted a live video stream broadcast of Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress for students, faculty and staff.

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Rev. G. Donald Pantle, S.J., is shown here with participants at the University’s 35th Annual Women’s Retreat held recently at the Retreat Center at Chapman Lake.

Center for Career Development Hosts its First Job and Internship Fair

Spring 2016

More than 50 local and national companies in a wide variety of industries had tables at the Center for Career Development’s first Job and Internship Fair. Companies included Coca-Cola, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, among many others.

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Representatives from more than 50 companies met students during the first Job and Internship Fair.

Sustainability Symposium Devoted to Pope’s Encyclical on the Environment

Spring 2016

The University’s Fall Sustainability Symposium examined Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. More than 200 guests attended the event, titled “Care for our Common Home, World in Crisis.”

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Representatives from more than 50 companies met students during the first Job and Internship Fair.

Nine Named Presidential Scholars

Spring 2016

The University has awarded nine students four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships.

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Front row, from left are Presidential Scholarship recipients Mia Woloszyn, Madison Township; Sara Wierbowski, Owego, New York; Megan Steinmetz, Vestal, New York; and Sarah Laga, Westbury, New York. Standing are University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and Presidential Scholarship recipients Samuel Morano, Clarks Summit; Joseph Delmar, Flourtown; Peter Kulick, Pittston Township; and Robert McGowan, Scranton. Not pictured is Presidential Scholarship recipient Kellie Smigel, Blairstown, New Jersey.

University Organizes Efforts to Bring Attention to Syrian Refugee Crisis

Spring 2016

Faculty, staff and students organized a series of educational programs, advocacy opportunities and prayer activities to bring attention to the Syrian and broader global refugee crises.

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Front row, from left are Presidential Scholarship recipients Mia Woloszyn, Madison Township; Sara Wierbowski, Owego, New York; Megan Steinmetz, Vestal, New York; and Sarah Laga, Westbury, New York. Standing are University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and Presidential Scholarship recipients Samuel Morano, Clarks Summit; Joseph Delmar, Flourtown; Peter Kulick, Pittston Township; and Robert McGowan, Scranton. Not pictured is Presidential Scholarship recipient Kellie Smigel, Blairstown, New Jersey.

Presidential Scholar Becomes First Scranton Student to Earn Mitchell Scholarship

Spring 2016

Christopher Kilner was among just 12 undergraduate and graduate students in the United States chosen as a 2017 George J. Mitchell Scholar.

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Front row, from left are Presidential Scholarship recipients Mia Woloszyn, Madison Township; Sara Wierbowski, Owego, New York; Megan Steinmetz, Vestal, New York; and Sarah Laga, Westbury, New York. Standing are University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and Presidential Scholarship recipients Samuel Morano, Clarks Summit; Joseph Delmar, Flourtown; Peter Kulick, Pittston Township; and Robert McGowan, Scranton. Not pictured is Presidential Scholarship recipient Kellie Smigel, Blairstown, New Jersey.

‘Ready to Lead’ Training is Held at Scranton

Spring 2016

This past summer, The University of Scranton hosted 16 current and rising principals from the NativityMiguel Coalition for “Ready to Lead” training on effective educational leadership in impoverished urban communities.

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Sitting on couch (left to right): Sarah Crilley, St. Martin de Porres Academy, New Haven, Connecticut; Lupita Alvarado, Guadalupe Regional Middle School, Brownsville, Texas; Melissa McQueen, Escuela de Guadalupe, Denver, Colorado; Sarah Carroll, St. James School, Philadelphia; Brittany Holiday, Hope Partnership School, Philadelphia; Standing (left to right):  Terry Shields, NativityMiguel Coalition; Patricia Ruppert, Sisters Academy of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland; Shakenya Humphries, Washington School for Girls, Washington, D.C.; Josephine Cioffi, IHM, NativityMiguel Schools of Scranton, Scranton; William Adamson, St. Ignatius School, Bronx, New  York; Amanda Marello, St. Martin de Porres Academy, New Haven, Connecticut;  Kevin Maloney, Durham Nativity School, Durham, North Carolina; Sharon Furey, Washington School for Girls, Washington, D.C.; Brittany Sachs, Cornelia Connelly Center, New York, New York;  Sherri Boskey, St. Aloysius School, Harlem, New York; Kitt Bret Harte, Imago Dei Middle School, Tucson, Arizona; Caitlin Bixby, Esperanza Academy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

A Gift for Leahy Hall

Spring 2016

On Nov. 23, Don and Lisa Shauger, with their son Donnie Shauger ’16, presented University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., with a replica of Neilson Carlin’s “The Holy Family.”

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Pictured, from left to right, are: Donnie Shauger ’16, Fr. Quinn, Lisa Shauger, Don Shauger and Gary Olsen, vice president for University Advancement.

Renovated School Blessed as Early Learning Center and Graduate Apartment Complex

Spring 2016

University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., blessed the former Madison School in the historic Hill Section as an early childhood learning center and graduate student housing complex.

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Pictured, from left to right, are: Donnie Shauger ’16, Fr. Quinn, Lisa Shauger, Don Shauger and Gary Olsen, vice president for University Advancement.

A Scranton Education Pays Off, According to Several Recent Reports

Spring 2016

Scranton received consistent recognition for its economic value in 2015, particularly for the impact the University has on the earnings of its graduates.

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Pictured, from left to right, are: Donnie Shauger ’16, Fr. Quinn, Lisa Shauger, Don Shauger and Gary Olsen, vice president for University Advancement.

University Names Five New Trustees

Fall 2015

Five individuals have been named to the Board of Trustees: Patricia A. Byrnes Clifford ’86, P’17,’19; Alan J. Griffith ’76; Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J. H’06; James M. Slattery, CPA ’86; and Robert S. Weiss ’68.

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Pictured, from left to right, are: Donnie Shauger ’16, Fr. Quinn, Lisa Shauger, Don Shauger and Gary Olsen, vice president for University Advancement.

Commencement 2015

Fall 2015

During Commencement weekend, the University conferred more than 1,600 degrees. To watch the 2015 graduation, visit scranton.edu/scrantongraduation2015!

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Pictured, from left to right, are: Donnie Shauger ’16, Fr. Quinn, Lisa Shauger, Don Shauger and Gary Olsen, vice president for University Advancement.

The New Office of Educational Assessment is on a ‘Continuous Search for Excellence’

Fall 2015

Assessment at the University begins with the faculty in particular, and the job of the Office of Educational Assessment, established in July 2014, is to be a resource.

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Pictured, from left to right, are: Donnie Shauger ’16, Fr. Quinn, Lisa Shauger, Don Shauger and Gary Olsen, vice president for University Advancement.

Leahy Clinic Receives Grants

Fall 2015

The Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured received two grants this past semester - one from The CVS Health Foundation and one from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation.

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At the grant presentation from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation are, seated from left, Henry Sallusti, Kerry O’Grady, Natalie Gelb, Michele McGowan, Christopher Dressel, M.D., and Mark Mitchell, all representing the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation. Standing, representing the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, are Matthew Haggerty, Esq., James Mileski, Robert Knowles and James Clemente; representing The University of Scranton are Meg Hambrose, Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D., and Gary Olsen; Jeremiah Egan, M.D., and the Honorable Terrence Nealon, representing the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation; and Laura Ducceschi, president of the Scranton Area Foundation and administrator for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation.

Students Place Third at National Engineering Competition

Fall 2015

Create “the next great embedded technology invention.” That was the challenge of the Intel-Cornell Cup, a national engineering competition for student inventors, held in May at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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From left are “Royal Engineers” team members: Williams, Alonso, Thomas, Degler and Prof. Nicholas Truncale.

Scranton Day of Service

Fall 2015

On the sixth annual “Scranton Day of Service” on March 21, alumni volunteered at 11 local services sites organized by nine Scranton alumni clubs in eight states and Washington D.C.

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From left are “Royal Engineers” team members: Williams, Alonso, Thomas, Degler and Prof. Nicholas Truncale.

New Initiative Calls on Community to Battle Illiteracy

Fall 2015

Four faculty members have teamed with two professional colleagues to rally the community, especially its most front-line professionals, around the problem of illiteracy.

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From left are “Royal Engineers” team members: Williams, Alonso, Thomas, Degler and Prof. Nicholas Truncale.

Two Students Earn Fulbright Awards

Fall 2015

Scranton’s long tradition of success with students earning Fulbright scholarships continues with two graduates earning this honor this year: Benjamin Turcea ’15 and Brian Entler ’13, G’15.

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Students chosen for Fulbright scholarships are Brian Entler ’13 (left) and Benjamin Turcea ’15 (right). Susan Trussler, Ph.D. (center) is the Fulbright advisor and an associate professor of economics/finance at the University.

Trading Places Opens Students’ Eyes to Poverty During Brutal Week of Winter

Fall 2015

In January, 16 students participated in Trading Places, an intense, weeklong poverty simulation that included spending plenty of time outdoors in frigid winter weather.

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Students return from semester break early to participate in Trading Places, an intense, weeklong poverty simulation.

Student Among Just 123 ‘Innovation Fellows’

Fall 2015

Christopher LoGiurato was among just 123 students in the nation named “University Innovation Fellows” by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation.

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Students return from semester break early to participate in Trading Places, an intense, weeklong poverty simulation.

Scranton Named to ‘President’s Honor Roll for Service’

Fall 2015

University students are singularly devoted to service. Their efforts landed Scranton on a prestigious list - the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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Members of the community take part in the annual Street Sweep in 2015.

Alumni Honored in Business Leader Hall of Fame

Fall 2015

The University’s Kania School of Management honored five alumni as the first members of its Business Leader Hall of Fame in April. Among them, they have decades of experience in law and leadership.

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Business Leader Hall of Fame honorees, from left, are: Brennan, Condron, Dr. Montrone, Kania and Roche.

Newest University Building is Named

Fall 2015

The Board of Trustees announced in August that the new building on the corner of Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue would be named Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall.

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Business Leader Hall of Fame honorees, from left, are: Brennan, Condron, Dr. Montrone, Kania and Roche.

Brookings Lauds Scranton’s ‘X-factor’

Fall 2015

A recent report by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program places Scranton among the top schools in the nation for economic value of education.

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Business Leader Hall of Fame honorees, from left, are: Brennan, Condron, Dr. Montrone, Kania and Roche.

University Student Among Nation’s Science Elite

Fall 2015

Triple major Christopher L. Kilner is among just 260 students in the nation earning a 2015-2016 Goldwater Scholarship — one of the most coveted honors in academia.

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Goldwater Scholar Christopher L. Kilner

Sister Margaret Ann O’Neill Receives Arrupe Award

Fall 2015

The University presented its annual Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry to Margaret Ann O’Neill of the Sisters of Charity.

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Sister Margaret Ann O’Neill is presented with the Arrupe Award. From left are: Christian Krokus, Ph.D., associate professor of theology/ religious studies; Mollie L. Vita, coordinator of international service programs; Ryan J. Maher, S.J., former executive director of the University’s Jesuit Center; Sister O’Neill; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; and Kimberly A. Pavlick, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication.

Get Social With Scranton

Spring 2015

Our social media sites keep our thousands of alumni connected. Read some highlights below from the summer and fall!

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Sister Margaret Ann O’Neill is presented with the Arrupe Award. From left are: Christian Krokus, Ph.D., associate professor of theology/ religious studies; Mollie L. Vita, coordinator of international service programs; Ryan J. Maher, S.J., former executive director of the University’s Jesuit Center; Sister O’Neill; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; and Kimberly A. Pavlick, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication.

New Faculty Appointed

Spring 2015

Twenty-six new full-time faculty members began teaching at the University this past fall on subjects ranging from pediatric physical therapy to the Bible.

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Sister Margaret Ann O’Neill is presented with the Arrupe Award. From left are: Christian Krokus, Ph.D., associate professor of theology/ religious studies; Mollie L. Vita, coordinator of international service programs; Ryan J. Maher, S.J., former executive director of the University’s Jesuit Center; Sister O’Neill; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; and Kimberly A. Pavlick, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication.

Faculty Receive Summer Grants

Spring 2015

The University awarded 2014 Faculty Development Summer Grants to eight professors.

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Sister Margaret Ann O’Neill is presented with the Arrupe Award. From left are: Christian Krokus, Ph.D., associate professor of theology/ religious studies; Mollie L. Vita, coordinator of international service programs; Ryan J. Maher, S.J., former executive director of the University’s Jesuit Center; Sister O’Neill; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; and Kimberly A. Pavlick, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication.

Faculty Receive Promotions

Spring 2015

The University granted promotions to the following Faculty members.

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Sister Margaret Ann O’Neill is presented with the Arrupe Award. From left are: Christian Krokus, Ph.D., associate professor of theology/ religious studies; Mollie L. Vita, coordinator of international service programs; Ryan J. Maher, S.J., former executive director of the University’s Jesuit Center; Sister O’Neill; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; and Kimberly A. Pavlick, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication.

Biology Faculty Member Wins Award for Service to the University

Spring 2015

Terrence Sweeney, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Biology Department, was honored with the John L. Earl III Award.

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Pictured at the presentation of the award are, from left: Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Terrence Sweeney, Ph.D., Earl Award recipient; Pauline Earl, wife of the late John Earland Karen Earl Kolon, M.D., daughter of the late John Earl.

Scranton Professors Featured on Inside Higher Ed’s ‘Academic Minute’

Spring 2015

Several Scranton professors were featured by Inside Higher Ed on “The Academic Minute,” which is broadcast daily by Albany’s WAMC public radio station.

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Pictured at the presentation of the award are, from left: Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Terrence Sweeney, Ph.D., Earl Award recipient; Pauline Earl, wife of the late John Earland Karen Earl Kolon, M.D., daughter of the late John Earl.

KSOM Professors’ Manuscript Wins Institute of Management Accountants’ ‘Lybrand Bronze Medal’

Spring 2015

Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., and Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A., accounting professors in the Kania School of Management (KSOM), received the Institute of Management Accountants’ (IMA) Lybrand Bronze Medal.

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Left: Douglas M Boyle, D.B.A. Right: Brian Carpenter, Ph.D.

Kania School of Management ‘Professor of The Year’

Spring 2015

The University’s Business Club named accounting professor, Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D., as the Kania School of Management’s (KSOM) “Professor of the Year.”

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Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D., is named “Professor of the Year” by the University’s Business Club. From left are Business Club officers Megan McDonough, secretary; Tyler Heyser, treasurer; John Ruddy, faculty specialist, accounting; Dr. Mahoney and his wife Elizabeth Mahoney; Amanda Sonzogni, president of the club and Carly Murphy, vice president.

A Walk With the Martyrs: Special Section

Spring 2015

The University reflects on the lives and work of the martyrs of El Salvador through a week of 25th anniversary commemorative events.

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Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D., is named “Professor of the Year” by the University’s Business Club. From left are Business Club officers Megan McDonough, secretary; Tyler Heyser, treasurer; John Ruddy, faculty specialist, accounting; Dr. Mahoney and his wife Elizabeth Mahoney; Amanda Sonzogni, president of the club and Carly Murphy, vice president.

List of Faculty members who attended the University of Scranton

Spring 2015

List updated with faculty who joined us in the fall

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Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D., is named “Professor of the Year” by the University’s Business Club. From left are Business Club officers Megan McDonough, secretary; Tyler Heyser, treasurer; John Ruddy, faculty specialist, accounting; Dr. Mahoney and his wife Elizabeth Mahoney; Amanda Sonzogni, president of the club and Carly Murphy, vice president.

This is what they had to say about returning to Scranton to teach

Spring 2015

Dozens of University of Scranton faculty members who also share the distinction of being proud alumni responded to a survey asking, among other questions, what drew them back to Scranton to teach and/or research, what makes the University so special and how their Scranton education defined them.

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Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D., is named “Professor of the Year” by the University’s Business Club. From left are Business Club officers Megan McDonough, secretary; Tyler Heyser, treasurer; John Ruddy, faculty specialist, accounting; Dr. Mahoney and his wife Elizabeth Mahoney; Amanda Sonzogni, president of the club and Carly Murphy, vice president.

Ebola: A Global Issue

Spring 2015

Alumni in the medical profession help to prepare for the treatment of patients with infectious disease, including a potential Ebola outbreak, stateside.

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The Grady EMS Biosafety Transport Team in Atlanta, Georgia

A Walk With the Martyrs: Ordinary Lives

Spring 2015

An alumna reflects on her experience studying abroad in El Salvador in 2011 through Santa Clara’s Casa de la Solidaridad program.

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Sarah Neitz (center) on the patio of Casa Romero, the house where she lived in El Salvador, when the Scranton delegation came to visit in January 2011.

Alumni Authors Featured in Exhibit

Spring 2015

Throughout the month of June, The University of Scranton Alumni Authors Exhibit is on display in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room.

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Sarah Neitz (center) on the patio of Casa Romero, the house where she lived in El Salvador, when the Scranton delegation came to visit in January 2011.

Scranton Awarded $2 Million Economic Growth Initiative Grant

Spring 2015

The University was awarded a $2 million Economic Growth Initiative grant for its new eight-story center for rehabilitation education.

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PHOTO: Christopher Dolan and The Times-Tribune

Fall Lectures

Spring 2015

The University welcomed many distinguished lecturers this past semester.

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PHOTO: Christopher Dolan and The Times-Tribune

Accolades Accrue for Scranton

Spring 2015

The University of Scranton ranks among the best universities in the nation.

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PHOTO: Christopher Dolan and The Times-Tribune

Collaborative Partnership Will Revitalize Vacant Hill Section School

Spring 2015

The University of Scranton, Greenspace Properties and Hildebrandt Learning Centers announced a project to convert the former Madison Junior High School building into a learning center.

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PHOTO: Christopher Dolan and The Times-Tribune

Sustainability Symposium Examines ‘Green’ Careers

Spring 2015

The Symposium examined diverse job opportunities available in the sustainable energy and business industries and included an internship and career fair, as well as a panel discussion.

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Symposium participants front row, from left are: Mark Murphy, Barbara Giovagnoli, Leonard Champney and Janet Warnick ’87. Standing are John Costlow, president and CEO of Sustainable Energy Fund; Jennifer Bowers, vice president of the University Sustainability Club; James Devers, associate vice president for Facilities Operations at the University; Kelly McCartney, program leader education at the Sustainable Energy Fund; Nicholas Truncale, faculty specialist in the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering at the University; Margaret Capooci, president the University Sustainability Club and Joseph Dreisbach, associate provost for Academic Affairs. Missing from photo is Elizabeth Rozelle, assistant director of Career Services at the University.

‘Faith, Family and Future’ Frame Discussions at 13th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on Disability

Spring 2015

The daylong conference featured a keynote address from Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, gives the afternoon keynote address.

University Begins Offering Entrepreneurship Major

Spring 2015

The new major encourages students to be “mavericks” and problem solvers who can apply entrepreneurial skills to creating new businesses or being creative within an existing company.

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Andrew Torba ’13, seen here when he was a student majoring in philosophy and minoring in entrepreneurship and political science. He was among the first to pursue the minor in entrepreneurship, now being offered as a major. Notably, he and his teammates won the 10th Annual Great Valley Business Plan Competition and started Kuhcoon LLC, an interactive social media management and growth service.

Summer is More Than Beach and Sun for Scranton Students

Spring 2015

Students completed prestigious internships and gained research experience over the summer in 2014.

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Andrew Torba ’13, seen here when he was a student majoring in philosophy and minoring in entrepreneurship and political science. He was among the first to pursue the minor in entrepreneurship, now being offered as a major. Notably, he and his teammates won the 10th Annual Great Valley Business Plan Competition and started Kuhcoon LLC, an interactive social media management and growth service.

Carnegie Foundation Honors Scranton for Community Engagement and Servicetitle

Spring 2015

Early in 2015, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded the University its highly respected 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

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Andrew Torba ’13, seen here when he was a student majoring in philosophy and minoring in entrepreneurship and political science. He was among the first to pursue the minor in entrepreneurship, now being offered as a major. Notably, he and his teammates won the 10th Annual Great Valley Business Plan Competition and started Kuhcoon LLC, an interactive social media management and growth service.

Coming This Fall: Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Spring 2015

The University will offer a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree through an innovative “executive format” beginning in the fall.

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Andrew Torba ’13, seen here when he was a student majoring in philosophy and minoring in entrepreneurship and political science. He was among the first to pursue the minor in entrepreneurship, now being offered as a major. Notably, he and his teammates won the 10th Annual Great Valley Business Plan Competition and started Kuhcoon LLC, an interactive social media management and growth service.

Friends of the Library Honor Author

Spring 2015

The University’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library honored best-selling author Colum McCann with the 2014 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award.

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Andrew Torba ’13, seen here when he was a student majoring in philosophy and minoring in entrepreneurship and political science. He was among the first to pursue the minor in entrepreneurship, now being offered as a major. Notably, he and his teammates won the 10th Annual Great Valley Business Plan Competition and started Kuhcoon LLC, an interactive social media management and growth service.

Loyola Science Center Meets LEED Gold Standard

Spring 2015

The University’s 200,000-square-foot Loyola Science Center earned LEED gold status, which is globally recognized as the premier mark of achievement in green building.

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Loyola Science Center

Class of 2018 Presidential Scholars Begin First Year

Spring 2015

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to incoming University freshmen with outstanding records in high school and notable community involvement.

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The 12 students awarded Presidential Scholarships are pictured here. Front row, from left are recipients Kathleen Heslin, Smithtown, New York; Erin Alexander, Linden, New Jersey; Caleigh Wilenstein, Aldenville; and University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. Standing are Presidential Scholarship recipients Anne Kennedy, Conshohocken; Cameron Hughes, Fairport, New York; Rebecca Clark, Newark, Delaware; Matthew Reynolds, Apalachin, New York; Martha Carter, Greenfield Township; Laura Romanovich Peckville; Mary Halligan, Crofton, Maryland; Daniel O’Reilly, Flushing, New York; and Michael Powell, Conklin, New York.

Largest Incoming Class in History Arrives on Campus

Spring 2015

At 1,086 members, Scranton’s undergraduate class of 2018 surpasses the previous record of 1,054 students set by the class of 2015.

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First-year students get their class photo taken on move-in weekend.

Saving Energy

Fall 2014

Director of Sustainability Mark Murphy has identified many projects at the University that provide significant energy and cost savings.

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First-year students get their class photo taken on move-in weekend.

University Honors Faculty for Contributions

Fall 2014

Scranton faculty members were honored for their contributions toward enhancing the University community at a ceremony held during the spring semester.

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First-year students get their class photo taken on move-in weekend.

Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association Honors Dr. Lori Bruch

Fall 2014

Lori A. Bruch, Ed.D., rehabilitation counseling program director, received the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association’s (PRA) 2013 Ralph N. Pacinelli Leadership Award.

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From left: Dr. Pacinelli, Dr. Bruch and longtime mentor Dr. Stanley Irzinski.

Professor Ruddy Named Teacher of the Year by Class of 2014

Fall 2014

John A. Ruddy ’91, faculty specialist in the Accounting Department, was named Teacher of the Year by the Class of 2014.

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John A. Ruddy ’91 is named Teacher of the Year by the Class of 2014.

A Commemorative Year Comes to a Close

Fall 2014

On this day of celebration, continuing our year of celebration, we acknowledge our storied past, but also must consider our bright future.” — Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., President of The University of Scranton

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John A. Ruddy ’91 is named Teacher of the Year by the Class of 2014.

Commencement, Scranton’s Class of 2014

Fall 2014

On graduation day, the Class of 2014 and their loved ones used #USGRAD14 when posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These are just some of their beautiful posts.

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#USGRAD14

Spring Lectures

Fall 2014

The University welcomed many distinguished lecturers this past semester. Below is a list of select lectures by speakers who visited us in the spring.

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New University Board Chair Named

Fall 2014

Lawrence Lynch ’81 has been named chair of the University Board of Trustees. Trustees Frank Pearn ’83 and Teresa Schafer ’81 have been named co-vice chairs.

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Lawrence Lynch ’81 (right), pictured with University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., is the new chair of Scranton’s Board of Trustees.

Blue Ribbon Foundation Supports Leahy Clinic

Fall 2014

The Edward R. Leahy Center Clinic for the Uninsured recently received an $8,000 grant from The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania presents a check to The University of Scranton Edward R. Leahy Center Clinic for the Uninsured. From left are Cynthia Yevich ’84, executive director, The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Andrea Matione, director, Edward R. Leahy Center Clinic for the Uninsured.

Graduates Commit to Long-term Service

Fall 2014

Twenty Scranton graduates, including 17 members of the University’s class of 2014, volunteered for long-term service projects.

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Seventeen members of the Class of 2014 who volunteered for long-term service projects gathered with University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., for a reception held recently on campus. Seated, from left: Lauren DeMarco, William Dempsey, Stephanie Boccuzzi, Robert Cermignano, Meghan Fennessy and Kelly Judge. Standing: Katherine Cavazzini, Brendan Foley, Kerry Delaney, Fiona Ward, Fr. Quinn, Melissa DeSoto, Andrew Gentilucci and Samantha Grimaldi. Absent from the photograph are Colleen Bennett, Alixandra Holden, Timothy Plamondon and Kyle Swartz.

Student Veterans Lounge Opens on Campus

Fall 2014

The University of Scranton opened a Student Veterans Lounge on the campus at a ceremony held April 29.

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The University opens a Student Veterans Lounge in Loyola Hall. From left: Robert P. Zelno ’66, G’77, regional director of development and Veterans Club moderator; Daniel R. Sweeney, S.J., assistant professor of political science and Veterans Club chaplain; Christopher Swinesburg ’16, of Effort, Veterans Club treasurer, Christopher Reichard ’15, of Dunmore, Veterans Club vice president; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Gretchen Bentler ’16, of Covington Township, Veterans Club president; Earl Granville ’16, of Scott Township, Veterans Club sergeant at arms; the late Ray Burd’s family: Linda Burd (wife), Karen M. Burd DeMarco ’00 (daughter), Brian ’99 (son) and Kathy Burd ’99 (daughter-in-law); and Joseph K. Wetherell, Lt. Col. (Ret), associate director of Admissions.

University Names New Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Fall 2014

Colleges Against Cancer (CAC), a student organization, recently raised more than $47,000 at its annual Relay for Life event.

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The University opens a Student Veterans Lounge in Loyola Hall. From left: Robert P. Zelno ’66, G’77, regional director of development and Veterans Club moderator; Daniel R. Sweeney, S.J., assistant professor of political science and Veterans Club chaplain; Christopher Swinesburg ’16, of Effort, Veterans Club treasurer, Christopher Reichard ’15, of Dunmore, Veterans Club vice president; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Gretchen Bentler ’16, of Covington Township, Veterans Club president; Earl Granville ’16, of Scott Township, Veterans Club sergeant at arms; the late Ray Burd’s family: Linda Burd (wife), Karen M. Burd DeMarco ’00 (daughter), Brian ’99 (son) and Kathy Burd ’99 (daughter-in-law); and Joseph K. Wetherell, Lt. Col. (Ret), associate director of Admissions.

Four Scranton Graduates Earn Fulbright Scholarships

Fall 2014

Sustaining a tradition of success at the University, four graduates have been selected for Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Four Scranton graduates are selected for Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2014-2015 academic year, including three members of its Class of 2014. From left, are Matthew Tibbitts, Olivia Salama and Emmanuel Akpan Jr., and Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright Program adviser and associate professor of economics/finance at the University.

We Heard You! CASE Survey Results

Fall 2014

This past spring we invited our alumni to provide us with their feedback about our alumni magazine, The Scranton Journal.

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Four Scranton graduates are selected for Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2014-2015 academic year, including three members of its Class of 2014. From left, are Matthew Tibbitts, Olivia Salama and Emmanuel Akpan Jr., and Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright Program adviser and associate professor of economics/finance at the University.

A Gift from Government of Taiwan

Fall 2014

The University received a national gift from the government of Taiwan: a replica of the renowned Kinmen Peace Bell.

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From left, University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., and Ambassador Paul Wen-liang Chang, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, ring — for the first time — a replica of the Kinmen Peace Bell.

Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly Receives Arrupe Award

Fall 2014

The University presented its annual Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry to Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly.

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From left are Richard G. Malloy, S.J., acting executive director of Campus Ministries; Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, executive director of Catholic Social Services for the Diocese of Scranton; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; and Ryan J. Maher, S.J., executive director of The Jesuit Center.

125th Celebration: Interactive Art Display Involves University Community

Spring 2014

“TAG: Works by Susan Scranton Dawson and You,” an interactive installation featuring nine large-scale composite photographs, will be on display from Monday, Feb. 3, through Friday, May 16, in various locations throughout the Loyola Science Center.

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From left are Richard G. Malloy, S.J., acting executive director of Campus Ministries; Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, executive director of Catholic Social Services for the Diocese of Scranton; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; and Ryan J. Maher, S.J., executive director of The Jesuit Center.

125th Celebration: Clinic Volunteers Surpass Goal in ‘1888 Challenge’

Spring 2014

When Megan McCarthy, MS Occupational Therapy ‘14 and her fellow student and adult volunteers at the University’s Leahy Community Health and Family Center were challenged to come up with an idea to celebrate the 125th anniversary, they knew just what to do.

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Leahy Center Student Advisory Board members and student volunteers who were essential participants in the 1888 Leahy Challenge.

125th Celebration: Forum Looks to Sustainable Practices

Spring 2014

The University hosted a Symposium on Sustainability that engaged expertise from diverse disciplines to examine ways that the University and the greater Scranton community could become more sustainable over the next 125 years.

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Presenters and panelists at the Fall Symposium on Sustainability, from left: Brian Conniff, Ph.D., James Loven, Michael Cann Ph.D., Senator John P. Blake, Prof. Nicholas Truncale, Jessica M. Nolan, Ph.D., Sharon Meagher, Ph.D., and Mark Murphy.

125th Celebration: Added Value of Catholic and Jesuit Education Discussed at Lecture

Spring 2014

President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., discussed the “value added” through a Catholic and Jesuit education in his lecture “Engaged, Integrated, Global: Jesuit Education in the 21st Century,” which was presented Nov. 19 on campus. The presentation was part of the University’s 125th Anniversary Lecture Series.

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President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., delivers a lecture on “Jesuit Education in the 21st Century.”

125th Celebration: Residence Halls Reflect on University History

Spring 2014

University students know all about the amenities of their residence halls, but what about their history?

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President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., delivers a lecture on “Jesuit Education in the 21st Century.”

125th Celebration: What is Your Scranton Story?

Spring 2014

As part of our 125th Anniversary celebration we are collecting stories from alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community about how Scranton impacted their lives. Below are a few memories that our alumni have shared.

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President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., delivers a lecture on “Jesuit Education in the 21st Century.”

Celebrations Mark the 125th Anniversary of the University

Spring 2014

President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., has been on the road gathering with alumni and parents for the past several months in various cities around the country.

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President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., gathers with alumni at a 125th Anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C.

Fanning the Embers of the Great Gift of Scranton: Community

Spring 2014

Ryan Maher, S.J., and his colleague Ryan Sheehan are energized as they discuss the Jesuit practices of reflection, conversation and prayer.

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Scranton pilgrims in El Salvador visit the tomb of The Most Reverend Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated in March 1980 while celebrating Mass.

Get Social with Scranton

Spring 2014

It's easier than ever to stay connected with everything that's happening at Scranton, thanks to an array of new social networking sites.

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Scranton pilgrims in El Salvador visit the tomb of The Most Reverend Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated in March 1980 while celebrating Mass.

Empowering Rwandan Women, One Entrepreneur at a Time

Spring 2014

Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills with a history so horrifying it is painful to visit the museums, was the destination of a recent trip sponsored by the University’s Kania School of Management (KSOM).

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Lindsay Ward ’13, Alexandra Cognetti ’13 and Donna Simpson, consultant manager, The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center and the University’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) coordinator, celebrate with students from the Akilah School for Women in Kigali, Rwanda.

18 Join Full-time Faculty

Spring 2014

The University of Scranton has appointed 18 new full-time faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Lindsay Ward ’13, Alexandra Cognetti ’13 and Donna Simpson, consultant manager, The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center and the University’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) coordinator, celebrate with students from the Akilah School for Women in Kigali, Rwanda.

History Professor Named to American Historical Association Post

Spring 2014

Roy Domenico, Ph.D., professor and chair of the History Department, was named executive secretary of the Society for Italian Historical Studies of the American Historical Association, the largest organization of historians in the United States.

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Lindsay Ward ’13, Alexandra Cognetti ’13 and Donna Simpson, consultant manager, The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center and the University’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) coordinator, celebrate with students from the Akilah School for Women in Kigali, Rwanda.

English Professor Among the Few Surviving Witnesses of JFK Assassination

Spring 2014

English Professor Antoinette Glover, Ph.D., was just 11 years old when she went with her mother to see President John F. Kennedy and the first lady in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963. It was a day she has never forgotten and one she has only recently been able to discuss.

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Antoinette Glover, Ph.D., associate professor of English and Theatre, stands in Dealy Plaza, Dallas, Texas, where she stood 50 years ago as an 11-year-old “girl in blue” and witnessed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Tribute to Alumna Supports Book Scholarship Fund

Spring 2014

The life and legacy of Jennifer Sidari, M.D. ’09 was honored at a coffeehouse and art auction on Nov. 10 on campus.

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Antoinette Glover, Ph.D., associate professor of English and Theatre, stands in Dealy Plaza, Dallas, Texas, where she stood 50 years ago as an 11-year-old “girl in blue” and witnessed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

PBC Raises Record $1.6 million at Annual Dinner, Announces 2014 Honoree

Spring 2014

The University’s President’s Business Council (PBC) 12th Annual Award Dinner raised a record $1.6 million while honoring Jacquelyn Rasieleski Dionne ’89, a trustee at the University, and John D. Dionne ’86, H’10, senior advisor of the Blackstone Group.

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The PBC’s 12th Annual Award Dinner honored John D. Dionne ’86, H’10 (left) and Jacquelyn Rasieleski Dionne ’89. At right is University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

University Employees Recognized at Spring Convocation

Spring 2014

The University presented Sursum Corda (Lift Up Your Hearts) Awards to three staff members at a convocation held Feb. 6.

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Pictured, from left: Patricia Harrington, Ed.D., interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Patricia Tetreault, interim vice president for human resources; Sursum Corda Award recipients Sherry Edwards, custodian; Sandy Watson, administrative assistant, Department of Exercise Science and Sport; and James Gaffney, director of operations and maintenance; and President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

Public Safety Student Officer Wins National Scholarship

Spring 2014

University of Scranton Student Officer Al Artesona ’14 was awarded a scholarship from the University and College Police Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify outstanding community commitment and academic excellence.

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From left: Al Artesona ’14, Donald Bergmann, director of public safety and chief of police, and Vincent Carilli, Ph.D., former vice president for student affairs.

University Wins Statewide Pennsylvania American Water Contest

Spring 2014

The University of Scranton, together with community partners Scranton Tomorrow and Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County, won the Pennsylvania American Water’s “Community Investment Challenge."

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From left: Julie Cohen, director of community and government relations at the University; Susan Turcmanovich, manager of communication and corporate responsibility, Pennsylvania American Water; Leslie Collins, executive director of Scranton Tomorrow; Steve Ward, Penn State master gardener; Donald Castellucci III ’14, president of the University’s Student Government; and Sasha-Lee Vos ’14, director of communication for the University’s Student Government.

Holocaust Survivor Speaks on Campus

Spring 2014

The University’s Education for Justice Office hosted the presentation “Holocaust Memory and the Tests of Time: Sustainable Remembering of a Relentless Past” by author and cognitive psychology professor Robert N. Kraft, Ph.D.

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From left: Julie Cohen, director of community and government relations at the University; Susan Turcmanovich, manager of communication and corporate responsibility, Pennsylvania American Water; Leslie Collins, executive director of Scranton Tomorrow; Steve Ward, Penn State master gardener; Donald Castellucci III ’14, president of the University’s Student Government; and Sasha-Lee Vos ’14, director of communication for the University’s Student Government.

Groundbreaking Held for New Center for Rehabilitation Education

Spring 2014

The University officially broke ground on its new eight-story, 116,000-square-foot center for rehabilitation education at a ceremony on Nov. 14.

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The University broke ground for its new eight-story, 116,000-square-foot center for rehabilitation education at a ceremony in the fall semester. From left: Harold Baillie, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; David Tressler, The Quandel Group; Christopher Doherty, mayor, City of Scranton; Edward Steinmetz; senior vice president for Finance and treasurer;  Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D,  dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Shannon Gilman ’14,  Exercise Science Major and member of the DPT Class of 2017; Richard Malloy, S.J., vice president for University Mission and Ministry; David Hemmler, Hemmler + Camayd; William Loose, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; James Devers, assistant vice president for Facilities Operations.

Renowned Photojournalist Shares Images and Inspiration

Spring 2014

Award-winning photojournalist Don Doll, S.J., whose work has been featured in National Geographic and eight “Day in the Life” books, shared his photographs and the inspiration behind them.

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The University broke ground for its new eight-story, 116,000-square-foot center for rehabilitation education at a ceremony in the fall semester. From left: Harold Baillie, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; David Tressler, The Quandel Group; Christopher Doherty, mayor, City of Scranton; Edward Steinmetz; senior vice president for Finance and treasurer;  Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D,  dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Shannon Gilman ’14,  Exercise Science Major and member of the DPT Class of 2017; Richard Malloy, S.J., vice president for University Mission and Ministry; David Hemmler, Hemmler + Camayd; William Loose, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; James Devers, assistant vice president for Facilities Operations.

Students Receive President’s Fellowship for Summer Research Awards

Spring 2014

Eight students received President’s Fellowship for Summer Research Awards for 2013.

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The University broke ground for its new eight-story, 116,000-square-foot center for rehabilitation education at a ceremony in the fall semester. From left: Harold Baillie, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; David Tressler, The Quandel Group; Christopher Doherty, mayor, City of Scranton; Edward Steinmetz; senior vice president for Finance and treasurer;  Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D,  dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies; University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Shannon Gilman ’14,  Exercise Science Major and member of the DPT Class of 2017; Richard Malloy, S.J., vice president for University Mission and Ministry; David Hemmler, Hemmler + Camayd; William Loose, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; James Devers, assistant vice president for Facilities Operations.

Presidential Scholars Named

Spring 2014

The University of Scranton awarded 11 incoming students four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships.

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The University of Scranton awarded 11 incoming students four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships.Presidential Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen with outstanding records in high school and notable community involvement. The scholarship covers four years of full tuition provided that the student maintains at least a 3.25 grade point average.

Scranton Hosts National Conference on Church-Related Colleges

Spring 2014

The 23rd annual National Conference of the Lilly Fellows Program (LFP) in Humanities and the Arts took place at the University Oct. 18–20, 2013. The theme of this year’s conference was “Faith and Academic Freedom in Civic Virtue.”

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

Cultural Historian Lectures on Jewish-Christian Relations in the Roman Empire

Spring 2014

Steven Fine, Ph.D., professor of Jewish history at Yeshiva University in New York City, presented a lecture titled “The Menorah and the Cross: Jewish-Christian Relations in the Christian Roman Empire,” on Nov. 21 on campus.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

Lecture Explores the Value of Field Experiments in Economics

Spring 2014

John List, Ph.D., the Homer J. Livingston professor of economics at the University of Chicago, discussed “Life as a Laboratory: Using Field Experiments in Economics” at the University’s Henry George Lecture on Oct. 1.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

Ignatian Values in Action Lecture features Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer

Spring 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tina Kelley and Covenant House International President Kevin Ryan discussed their book, “Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope,” at the second annual Ignatian Values in Action Lecture, held Sept. 19.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

125th Celebration: Events Calendar

Fall 2013

Check out these events celebrating our 125th Anniversary.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

125th Celebration: A History of The University of Scranton

Fall 2013

This moving history, in coffee table book format, will be available in time for the Christmas holidays.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

125th Celebration: Then and Now

Fall 2013

From campus to campus life, Scranton has grown and changed over the years.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

125th Celebration: A Timeline of the History of The University of Scranton

Fall 2013

Walk through the significant events that have shaped the history of the University.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

125th Celebration: What we are Celebrating

Fall 2013

We asked members of the 125th Anniversary Celebration Committee to share their thoughts on what we are celebrating during this anniversary year. Here are some of their reflections.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

Scranton’s Chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu Inducts Honorary Members

Fall 2013

Most Rev. Joseph Bambera, bishop of Scranton, was among the honorary inductees of The University of Scranton’s Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

Pushing On - Support for Moms After Pregnancy Loss

Fall 2013

When Patricia Wright submitted her research proposal on women’s experiences of pregnancy loss to the University’s Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB), she knew revisions and questions about the protocol were to be expected.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

The University of Scranton Conducts Undergraduate Commencement

Fall 2013

The University conferred more than 900 bachelor’s and associate degrees at its undergraduate commencement on May 26.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

A Look Back

Fall 2013

When I arrived at The University of Scranton from Brooklyn, N.Y., the campus became my home away from home, with my friends serving as my extended family.

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

Kino Border Initiative Honored with Arrupe Award

Fall 2013

On April 25 the annual Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministries was presented to Kino Border Initiative (KBI).

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Lilly Fellow Program in Humanities and the Arts, 23rd Annual National Conference Committee and Plenary Speakers, from left: Gretchen J. Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of Political Science at Scranton, conference host and committee chair; Patricia McGuire, J.D., president, Trinity Washington University, Lilly plenary speaker; Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English & Theatre at Scranton; Joe Creech, program director, Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts; Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., provost/senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Scranton; Cyrus P. Olsen, D.Phil., associate professor of Theology/Religious Studies at Scranton; Rob Kapilow H’09, composer, educator, author, conductor, pianist, Lilly plenary speaker; Mark Ravizza, S.J., Ph.D., director of Mission & Ministry at the Casa Bayanihan, Manila, Philippines, Lilly plenary speaker; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

disABILITY Conference to Examine Rehabilitation

Fall 2013

With a goal to increase employment, transition and independent living options for persons with disabilities, the University will host its 12th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disABILITY on Oct. 2.

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disABILITY Conference committee members, seated, from left: Raymond Schwenk; co-chairs Rebecca Spirito-Dalgin, Ph.D., and Lori Bruch, Ed.D.; and Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies. Standing, from left: Victoria Castellanos, Meg Hambrose, MaryLou Knabel, Sandra Lamanna, Valarie Clark, Linda Lewis and Annette Tross.

Conference Addresses Challenges of Aging Population

Fall 2013

The third annual 2013 Northeastern Pennsylvania Conference on Aging provided a forum to educate practitioners, providers, researchers, economists and the community through numerous and diverse presentations that promote healthy aging through an integrated approach of caring for elders.

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disABILITY Conference committee members, seated, from left: Raymond Schwenk; co-chairs Rebecca Spirito-Dalgin, Ph.D., and Lori Bruch, Ed.D.; and Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies. Standing, from left: Victoria Castellanos, Meg Hambrose, MaryLou Knabel, Sandra Lamanna, Valarie Clark, Linda Lewis and Annette Tross.

Welcome Class of 2017!

Fall 2013

The University hosted two-day orientation sessions for the more than 900 members of the Class of 2017 and their parents and guests in July.

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disABILITY Conference committee members, seated, from left: Raymond Schwenk; co-chairs Rebecca Spirito-Dalgin, Ph.D., and Lori Bruch, Ed.D.; and Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies. Standing, from left: Victoria Castellanos, Meg Hambrose, MaryLou Knabel, Sandra Lamanna, Valarie Clark, Linda Lewis and Annette Tross.

Program Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Fall 2013

The Asian Studies program celebrated Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May with dance, music, poetry, a “Zen Walk,” presentations and panel discussions.

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Ann Pang-White, Ph.D., director of Asian Studies and professor of philosophy gives a lessons on Zen walking as part of the celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

Acclaimed Children’s Book Author to Receive Award

Fall 2013

Award-winning author and educator Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Ph.D., G’82 received the Weinberg Memorial Library’s 2013 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award at a dinner ceremony on Sept. 7.

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Ann Pang-White, Ph.D., director of Asian Studies and professor of philosophy gives a lessons on Zen walking as part of the celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

An Ambition to Serve

Fall 2013

Fourteen graduates volunteered for long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations in states throughout the country.

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Ann Pang-White, Ph.D., director of Asian Studies and professor of philosophy gives a lessons on Zen walking as part of the celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

Officials Launch New Collaborative Small Business Internship Initiative

Fall 2013

Officials from government, business and higher education on May 7 announced a new internship initiative bringing together area college students with small businesses. Officials from government, business and higher education on May 7 announced a new internship initiative bringing together area college students with small businesses.

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Ann Pang-White, Ph.D., director of Asian Studies and professor of philosophy gives a lessons on Zen walking as part of the celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

Student Awarded Truman Scholarship

Fall 2013

Vivienne Meljen ’13 was one of just 62 students from 54 colleges in the nation selected as a 2013 Truman Scholar.

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Ann Pang-White, Ph.D., director of Asian Studies and professor of philosophy gives a lessons on Zen walking as part of the celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

University Hosts Pennsylvania Economic Association Annual Conference

Fall 2013

The University hosted the Pennsylvania Economic Association’s annual conference in June.

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Ann Pang-White, Ph.D., director of Asian Studies and professor of philosophy gives a lessons on Zen walking as part of the celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

Scranton’s Legendary Fulbright Story Adds Another Chapter

Fall 2013

Five Scranton graduates will make the most of their individual talents and interests as they share with – and learn from – cultures around the world as Fulbright scholars.

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Five graduates have earned Fulbright awards for the 2013-2014 academic year. Seated, from left, are: Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright program advisor; Elena M. Habersky ’13, Dallas, Fulbright English teaching assistantship to Jordan; and Rebecca Schmaeling ’13, Smithtown, N.Y., Fulbright English teaching assistantship to Spain. Standing, from left, are: University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Shannon M. Haberzettl G’13, Dingmans Ferry, Fulbright English teaching assistantship to Malaysia; Jan Alexander Wessel ’13, Drums, Fulbright research scholarship to Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary; Joseph R. Seemiller ’13, Lehighton, Fulbright research scholarship to the University of Cologne, Germany; and Harold Baillie, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

University Announces New $47.5 Million Center for Rehabilitation Education

Fall 2013

The University in May announced plans for an 111,500-square-foot, eight-story center for rehabilitation education.

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An rendering of the new center for rehabilitation education

Get Social with Scranton

Spring 2013

It's easier than ever to stay connected with everything that's happening at Scranton, thanks to an array of new social networking sites.

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An rendering of the new center for rehabilitation education

University News

Spring 2013

The following articles highlight the many news items involving the University and its students, faculty and staff.

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An rendering of the new center for rehabilitation education

Lending a Hand After Hurricane Sandy (Web Exclusive)

Spring 2013

Dorian Skinner ’15 has several lasting memories from his spring break this March, but the one that stands out is of a woman joyfully weeping at his mere presence at her Oceanport, N.J., home.

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Twelve University of Scranton students, and two chaperones, spent their spring break getting their hands dirty in Oceanport, N.J., helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. Click on our "Web Exclusive Photos" link for more images from the trip. (Photos courtesy of Anthony Cernera)

Surviving Sandy - Long Island & Queens, N.Y.

Spring 2013

Watching many Long Island and Queens, N.Y., neighborhoods – some right in his backyard – succumb to Sandy, Tom Grech ’84 couldn’t sit on his hands.

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Brian Wilton '97, who helped rescue hundreds of homeowners while working on the Belmar, N.J. water rescue team, captured this image in the days following Hurricane Sandy in Lake Como, N.J. Tom Grech ’84 (inset), president of the University’s Alumni Society, kept busy following Sandy as well, setting up a nonprofit group to collects funds for New York families impacted by the storm.

Surviving Sandy - Staten Island, N.Y., & New Jersey

Spring 2013

Three days after Sandy hit her Staten Island, N.Y., community – sparing her home – Debra Sorrentino Zito ’92 filled her Chevy Tahoe with anything she could pull off the shelves.

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The street outside of the Matt and Elizabeth Lockhart's apartment in Hoboken, N.J., was submerged in water following Hurricane Sandy.

Surviving Sandy - Hoboken, N.J.

Spring 2013

To Matt Lockhart ’07 and Elizabeth Mills Lockhart ’07, it seems only fitting they celebrated their first wedding anniversary – Oct. 29 – in Hoboken with Hurricane Sandy.

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Matt Lockhart ’07 and Elizabeth Mills Lockhart ’07 captured this image in the days following the storm in Hoboken, N.J.

Surviving Sandy - Mary Rose '10

Spring 2013

The first time Mary Rose ’10 heard about the impending storm everyone now knows on a first-name basis she was attending a Halloween party with nearly 15 other Scranton alumni.

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Mary Rose ’10, a registered nurse at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, N.Y., helped evacuate patients for nearly 21 hours during Hurricane Sandy.

A Jesuit Perspective: The Idea of Hope

Spring 2013

The tragic loss of so many innocent children in the Newtown, Conn., massacre can’t help but make us question how God could permit such senseless violence.

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Ronald H. McKinney, S.J., professor of philosophy, has taught at The University of Scranton since 1984. He served as the director of the University’s Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program for 24 years (1986-2010).

Campus' Reaction to the Appointment of Pope Francis

Spring 2013

What has been our campus’ response to the appointment of Pope Francis? Read our “Note from Scranton Hall,” as well as numerous media reports featuring our faculty.

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Pope Francis shares a special bond with Scranton and all Jesuit colleges and universities across the globe as the first member of the Society of Jesus – founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (pictured) – to be so elevated.

Graduation: A Moment Worth Capturing

Fall 2012

During 2012 Commencement Weekend, the University conferred more than 1,700 degrees, distributed to Royals hailing from 15 different states – 41 if you count post-baccalaureate graduates.

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Pope Francis shares a special bond with Scranton and all Jesuit colleges and universities across the globe as the first member of the Society of Jesus – founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (pictured) – to be so elevated.

Get Social with Scranton

Fall 2012

It's easier than ever to stay connected with everything that's happening at Scranton, thanks to an array of new social networking sites. Visit our online communities and join the conversation!

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Pope Francis shares a special bond with Scranton and all Jesuit colleges and universities across the globe as the first member of the Society of Jesus – founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (pictured) – to be so elevated.

Zumba, Swimming & So Much More

Fall 2012

Last fall, Rachael Gnias ’12 approached Bob Durkin with an offer hard to refuse: free swim lessons for his son and his friends in preparation for the Special Olympics season.

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Pope Francis shares a special bond with Scranton and all Jesuit colleges and universities across the globe as the first member of the Society of Jesus – founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola (pictured) – to be so elevated.

Dear World

Fall 2012

The University's "Dear World" event proved to be so popular that Scranton students selected it as “Program of the Year” at the Student Leadership Awards this spring.

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Emmanuel Akpan ’14 inscribed "Blessed are the Peacemakers" on himself for the University's "Dear World" event in March 2012.

Get Social with Scranton

Spring 2012

Are you on social media? We are, too! Check out The University of Scranton on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Foursquare. We post daily, so don't miss our updates on University-related news and activities!

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Emmanuel Akpan ’14 inscribed "Blessed are the Peacemakers" on himself for the University's "Dear World" event in March 2012.

Student News

Spring 2012

The following news items highlight the recent recognition, awards and activities involving University of Scranton students.

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Among the nine students recognized as AmeriCorps Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania are (seated, from left) Michelle Dougherty and Gina-Lou Desplantes. Back row (from left) are Alyssa Thorley, Michael Wiencek and Kendrick Monestime. Absent from photo are Robert Cermignano, Nora Henry, Kady Luchetti and Timothy Plamondon.

Journalists in Training

Spring 2012

Now in its fifth year, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Journalism Boot Camp – a collaborative effort with The Times-Tribune and Marywood University – helps students understand and apply curricular learning through interdisciplinary sessions serving both professional and liberal arts goals.

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Cecilia Baress ’08 (far left) and Ashley Teatum ’09 (top left), both University of Scranton communication graduates who are working for Times-Shamrock Communications newspapers, conduct a session on how to get your first job in journalism at a recent Northeastern Pennsylvania Journalism Boot Camp.

University News

Spring 2012

The following news items highlight the many recent accomplishments, events and milestones at The University of Scranton.

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Cecilia Baress ’08 (far left) and Ashley Teatum ’09 (top left), both University of Scranton communication graduates who are working for Times-Shamrock Communications newspapers, conduct a session on how to get your first job in journalism at a recent Northeastern Pennsylvania Journalism Boot Camp.

Why I Picked Scranton

Spring 2012

Mary Ellen Taggart Ford ’76, Karen Pennington, Ph.D.’76, G’83, and Carolyn Schumacher Esgro ’76, G’81 recall what led them to Scranton 40 years ago, shortly after the University's decision to go coed.

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Karen Pennington, Ph.D.’76, G’83. Mary Ellen Taggart Ford ’76. Carolyn Schumacher Esgro ’76, G’8.

University News

Fall 2011

The following news items highlight the many recent accomplishments, events and milestones at The University of Scranton

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Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., (left) president of The University of Scranton, and Christopher M. “Kip” Condron ’70 (right), chair of Scranton’s Board of Trustees and founding chair of the President’s Business Council, present Scranton alumna Mary Beth Farrell ’79 with the President’s Medal at the President’s Business Council Tenth Annual Award Dinner.

Student News

Fall 2011

The following news items highlight the recent recognition received by our students.

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Pictured (from left) are: Susan Trussler, Ph.D., Fulbright program advisor at Scranton, and 2011-2012 Fulbright scholarship recipients Gian P. Vergnetti ’08, Philip J. Kachmar ’11, Aileen M. Monks ’10, G’11, Rebecca Bartley ’11 and Kaitlyn L. Doremus ’11. Melissa C. Beltz ’11 is not pictured.

For the Love of Music: The University’s Musical Identity

Fall 2011

Performance Music at The University of Scranton is an exemplar for the collegiate musical community. At a school that has no music major, more than 350 students, staff, faculty and alumni participate in the program each year.

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Audience members and performers alike praise the Houlihan-McLean Center, the heart of the University’s Performance Music program, for its superlative acoustics.

Inauguration Remarks

Fall 2011

The following are remarks from several dignitaries on hand to commemorate the Inauguration of Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., as president of The University of Scranton.

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Audience members and performers alike praise the Houlihan-McLean Center, the heart of the University’s Performance Music program, for its superlative acoustics.

Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign - Celebrating our Success Together

Fall 2011

It required visionary leadership and faith in the future of The University of Scranton to set the ambitious goals of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign. Recognizing that it would take the dedication and sacrifice of many in the University community, the president and Board of Trustees set out to transform the campus and secure Scranton's future.

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Nearly 200 major benefactors, trustees, campaign committee members, students, faculty, administrators and staff celebrated surpassing the $125 million goal of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign at a dinner in the Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J., Ballroom in the DeNaples Center.
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