The University of Scranton's Office of Community Relations extends a warm welcome to our neighbors. We invite you to engage - as individuals, community leaders, non-profit organizations and businesses - with the University's students, faculty and staff, and to join in the many exciting events, programs and activities taking place on our campus.
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The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has awarded The University of Scranton its highly respected 2015 Community Engagement Classification. The University is among just 361 colleges in the nation, and one of only 24 colleges in Pennsylvania, to earn this prestigious classification. The classification will stand for 10 years.
Collaborative Partnership Will Revitalize Vacant Hill Section School
The University of Scranton, Greenspace Properties and Hildebrandt Learning Centers announced a project to convert the former Madison Junior High School building at 528 Quincy Avenue into a state-of-the-art learning center and apartment-style housing to serve the University’s growing population of graduate and international students. Read more.
Campus & Neighborhood
See below for the latest news on what’s physically happening on campus.
University Building New Center for Rehabilitation Education
- In the fall of 2013, the University began construction of a new $47.5 million center for rehabilitation education on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street. The new building is expected to be completed for the fall of 2015. Read more about the project. Updates about Pedestrian/Vehicular Traffic.
- Jan. 31: 8 a.m. Campaign School. Learn about running for political office. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, www.lwvlackawanna.org.
- Feb. 4 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring pianist Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at The University of Scranton. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624.
- Feb. 7 1:30 p.m. Northeast Pennsylvania Brain Bee. Free. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-4324.
- Feb. 8 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “7th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert”. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624.
- Feb. 9 through Mar. 13 Art exhibit: “Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary”. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214.
- Feb. 11 7 p.m. International Film Series: “The Big City” by director Satyajit Ray. Discussion will follow showing of the film from India. Free. Call 570-941-6330.
- Feb. 21 9:30 a.m. “Ignite: Student Leadership Conference.” $25 fee for non-University of Scranton students includes program materials, refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-6233.
- Feb. 27 noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “American Foreign Policy: Is History a Useful Guide?”. Registration required, fees vary. Call 570-941-6206.
- Feb. 27 5 p.m. Exhibit lecture: “Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary” Free. Call 570-941-4214.
- Feb. 28 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schemel Forum Course:
Thursdays Feb. 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “Not Demons, But Genies: Leonardo and His World”. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206.