University Announces September Calendar of Events

08/20/12

Sept. 1, 2 p.m. 
The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble will perform at “La Festa Italiana” with guest soloist, Joseph Boga. Court House Square, Scranton. Free. Call 941-7624.


Sept. 6, noon
Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “A Middle East Update” presented by David Myers, Ph.D., professor of Jewish history and chair of the history department, UCLA. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.

Sept. 7 through Nov. 16
Exhibit: “The Lackawanna Iron Furnaces of Scranton, Pennsylvania: History, Art, Heritage” featuring an exhibition of nineteenth-century paintings, drawings, maps, and photographs. This project is produced in partnership with the Lackawanna Historical Society and Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.

Sept. 7, 5 p.m.
Exhibit Lecture: “The Lackawanna Iron Furnaces of Scranton, Pennsylvania: History, Art, Heritage” presented by Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director, Hope Horn Gallery, The University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 941-4214.

Sept. 8, 2 p.m.
Tours of the Scranton Estate held in collaboration with the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces Family fun day. Ridge Row on campus. Free. Call 941-7401. 

Sept. 11, 11 a.m. 
Volunteer Fair for area nonprofit agencies offering volunteer opportunities for students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Call 941-7429.

Sept. 15, 3 to 5 p.m. 
College Battle of the Bands. Student Bands representing seven colleges in Lackawanna County will perform live before a panel of judges. Lackawanna Court House Square. Free with donations of can items being accepted for United Neighborhood Centers. Call Lackawanna County Department of Arts and Culture at 570-963-6590.

Sept. 17, 6 p.m.
Ignatian Values in Action Lecture by Greg Boyle, S.J., Homeboy Industries. Gym, Byron Complex. Free. Call 941-7560.

Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Voting Rights Symposium. Sponsored by The University of Scranton Political Science Department, Lackawanna County League of Women Voters and The American Civil Liberties Union. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 941-7625. 

Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.
“What is Interdependence?” Panel Discussion. A collaboration between Sondra Meyers, senior fellow for international civic and cultural projects, the Office of Equity and Diversity, and the International Students and Scholars Office. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free. Registration required. Call 941-6645. 

Sept. 22, 8:45 a.m.
Schemel Forum “University for a Day: America and the World.” Topics to be covered include democracy, the constitution, greed and corruption, and exploration of life in the universe. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $25.00 non-member fee. Call 941-7816.

Sept. 23, 3 p.m.
The Kyle Athayde Dance Party! Swing, Latin and Funk dance music from one of NY’s hottest young big bands sponsored by Performance Music at The University of Scranton. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7624. 

Sept. 27, 8 a.m.
11th Annual Northeastern U.S. disAbility Conference: “Traumatic Brain Injury.” 4th Floor, DeNaples Center. Fees vary. Pre-registration required. Call 941-7819.

Sept. 28, 4 p.m.
Loyola Science Center Dedication. Tours follow ceremony. Loyola Science Center, Commons Entrance. Free. Call 941-7401.

Sept. 28-30
The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2011. Various campus locations. Call 941-4222.

Sept. 28-30 & Oct. 5-7, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday
“Prelude to a Kiss” by Craig Lucas, presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 941-4318.

Sept. 29, 4 p.m.
20th Anniversary of the Weinberg Memorial Library celebration and the 2012 Royden B. Davis, S.J. Distinguished Author Award book signing by Jay Parini. 4th floor, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7816. 

Sept. 29, 5 p.m.
The 2012 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award reception honoring Jay Parini, Ph.D., ’H05, an award winning poet, biographer, fiction writer and educator. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Tickets required, prices vary. Call 941-7816. 

Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Adam Birnbaum, one of the top young voices in jazz piano, presented by Performance Music at the University of Scranton. Aula, Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.

Schemel Forum Courses

Mondays Sept. 10-Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.
Seminar Series: “We Didn’t Need Dialog. We Had Faces! A Look at the American Silent Film” presented by Kevin R. Norris, reference librarian and assistant professor, Weinberg Memorial Library, The University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. (Please note there are no sessions on Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.) Call 941-7816.

Tuesdays Sept. 11-Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
Seminar Series: “Bullets, Ballots and Bombs: Making War and Peace in Ireland, 1798 to 1998” presented by Lawrence W. Kennedy, Ph.D., professor of history, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. (Please note that there is no session on Sept. 25.)


Press Release Contact:
Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton
(570)-941-7662