University Announces Spring Semester Calendar of Events

01/30/14

Feb. 3 to May 16       Art Exhibit: “TAG:  Works by Susan Scranton Dawson and You,” an interactive installation featuring nine large-scale composite photographs. Exhibit is part of the University’s 125th anniversary celebration. Free. Loyola Science Center. Call 570-941-4214.

 

Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6 and 13.  6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “Enlightened Self-Interest Examined” presented by Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy at The University of Scranton. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email Emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Feb 7 through March 14     Exhibit: “Women for the Arts: selections from The University of Scranton Permanent Collection.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214.

 

Feb 7              5 p.m. Exhibit Lecture: “Artists Patrons and Benefactors: Women for the Arts at The University of Scranton” by Josephine Dunn, Ph.D., professor of art history at The University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at 6 p.m. in the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214.

 

Feb. 8            1:30 p.m. Annual Northeast Pennsylvania Brain Bee sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at The University of Scranton. Loyola Science Center. Free. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-7630 or email robert.waldeck@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 8             Middle Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society (MASPES) Conference. Various locations on campus. Fees vary. Registration required. Call 570-941-7401.

 

Feb. 10            noon. Schemel Forum Luncheon: “The Art of Leadership” by Bill Strickland, president of Manchester Bidwell Corporation. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email Emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 11            11:30 a.m. Black History Month Event: “Conversations About Race,” a student facilitated dialog sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the United Colors Organization. DeNaples Center, room 406. Free. Call 570-941-5904.

 

Feb. 12            6 p.m. Black History Month Event: Soul Food Dinner. Authentic southern cuisine with keynote speech presented by Attorney Morey Myers sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Elm Park Church. Free. Call 570-941-5904.

 

Feb. 15            11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Healthy Heart Fair at The Mall at Steamtown hosted by The University of Scranton Exercise Science Club. Event includes free health screenings and information promoting awareness of heart health and heart disease. Free. The Mall at Steamtown. Call 570-941-5841.

 

Feb 15     7:30 p.m.  In Concert: The University of Scranton Jazz Band with guest soloist Jumaane Smith. Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 17            11:30 a.m. Black History Month Event: Interactive Exhibit: “African Americans in the Media: Movies, Music and Television” sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. DeNaples Center, Fireplace Lounge. Free. Call 570-941-5904.

 

Feb. 18            7 p.m. Black History Month Event: Culture and Conversation featuring a screening of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’s “American Tragedy” episode with a question and answer session with television writer/producer Jill Abbinanti. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Loyola Science Center, room 133. Free. Call 570-941-5904.

 

Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 26 and April 2    6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “Jewish-American Short Stories” presented by Joseph Kraus Ph.D, associate professor of English and Theatre and director of The University of Scranton’s  Honors Program. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email Emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 21            6 p.m. “TAG:  Works by Susan Scranton Dawson and You” Starter Event. Area artists, faculty and students will further develop nine large-scale composite photographs by writing and drawing with marker on the works’ plexiglas coverings. The event is part of the University’s 125th anniversary celebration. Free. Loyola Science Center, second floor lobby. Call 570-941-4214.

 

Feb. 22           9:30 a.m. registration. “Ignite: Student Leadership Conference.” Leadership development program open to northeast Pennsylvania college students. DeNaples Center. $25 fee for non-University of Scranton students includes program materials, refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-6233 or visit www.scranton.edu/leadership.

 

Feb. 23           7:30 p.m. “6th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert” featuring The New York Trumpet Ensemble, Mark Gould, director. Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Feb. 25           8 p.m. Black History Month Event: Movie Night: “The Butler” by Lee Daniels. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and The University of Scranton Programming Board. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. General public seating is limited. Free with ticket required to attend. Call 570-941-5904.

 

Feb. 27           7 p.m. Black History Month Event: Candle Light Poetry Night. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs United Colors Organization and the Jane Kopas Women’s Center. DeNaples Center, room 405. Free. Call 570-941-5904.

 

Feb. 28- March 2 and March 7-9       8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “She Loves Me ” by Joe Masteroff presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

 

March 3         noon  Schemel Forum Luncheon: “Obama and the World in Historical Perspective” presented by Fredrik Logevall, Ph.D., John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, vice provost for international affairs, Cornell University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email Emily.brees @scranton.edu.

 

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7    5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “World War 1: The Watershed Event of the Twentieth Century” presented by David Wenzel, former mayor of Scranton and community leader with gust lecturer Sean Brennan, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, The University of Scranton.  Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Fees Vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email Emily.brees@scranton.edu.

 

March 5         7:30 p.m. “In Recital” featuring University of Scranton Performance Music students with a guest appearance by The North Pocono Steel Drum Project. Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu. 

March 8         7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Steve Fidyk and Friends CD Release Concert.” Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

March 10       noon. Schemel Forum Luncheon: “The Emergence of Anti-Liberal Politics in Central Europe” presented by Jiri Pehe, director of NYU in Prague, political analyst, former chief political advisor of President Vaclav Havel. Mcllhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email Emily.brees @scranton.edu. 

 

March 11        11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Empty Place at the Table Exhibit created by Women's Resource Center. DeNaples Center, room 405. Free.  Call 570-941-6194.

 

March 14       noon. Schemel Forum Luncheon: “Nasser’s Egypt & the Origins of the Arab Spring” presented by Jesse Ferris, Ph.D., vice president for strategy at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email Emily.brees @scranton.edu. 

 

March 24 through April 11  Art Exhibit: “Crossing Disciplines: Text and Image in the Work of J.M. Dunn.” Free during gallery hours. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Call 570-941-4214.

 

March 26       7 p.m. Women’s History Month Essay Celebration. DeNaples Center, room 405. Free. Contact Justine.johnson@scranton.edu or call 570-941-6194.

 

March 28       Time TBA. Computer Programming Contest for high school students. Loyola Science Center. Registration required. Call 570-941-4221.

 

March 31       noon. Schemel Forum Luncheon: “An American in Paris: Straddling Two Educational Cultures” presented by Celeste Schenck, Ph.D., president of the American University in Paris. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or emailEmily.brees @scranton.edu. 

 

April 3            8:30 a.m. Kane Competition in physics/engineering for high school students. Byron Complex. Registration required. Call 570-941-7509 or email nancy.laffey@scranton.edu.

 

April 4            5 p.m.  Exhibit Lecture: “Art as Biography” presented by Josephine Dunn, Ph.D., professor of art history and director, Art and Music Program. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception follows at 6 p.m. in the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214.

 

April 5            9 a.m.  Preview Day for accepted students to the University’s class of 2018. Various locations on campus. Call 570-941-4361 or email Eileen.stock@scranton.edu.

 

April 6            7:30 p.m. “In Concert:” combined concert featuring The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra and The University of Scranton Singers. Houlihan McLean  Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu. 

 

April 8            5:30 p.m. “Sweet Tale of Resilience,” a documentary film presented by Lisa and Rob Fruchtman as a Schemel Collaborative Program. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Reservations requested. Call 570-941-7816 or email Emily.brees @scranton.edu. 

 

Apr 9             5:30 p.m. “The Mutiny on the Bounty: Myth & Fact” presented by Edward R. Leahy as a Schemel Collaborative Program. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library.  Free. Reservations requested. Call 570-941-7816 or email Emily.brees @scranton.edu.

 

April 10          7:30 a.m. 4th Annual Conference on Aging. Presentations by leading academic and industry professionals about best practices and new research findings that promote healthy aging and care for elders. Conference will have a professional track and a track for the general public/elder care providers. Mcllhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Fees Vary. Call 570-941-4237 or email: Hubert.hauser@scranton.edu.

 

April 10-12     8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 3p.m. Saturday matinee.  Liva Arts Company presents “The Baker’s Wife” as its spring musical performance. Elm Park Church, Jefferson Ave. Fees are: Students $5, Seniors $7 and General Public $12. Tickets are sold at the door and there are no reservations. Call 570-941-7401 or Email Ronald.mckinney@scranton.edu.

 

April 12          9 a.m.  Symposium: “Africa: Art, Memory, Culture” presenters are Clement Price, Rutgers University; Lowery Stokes Sims, Global African Curator; Patrick Goodin, Howard University; and Dr. Mwangi Wa Githinji, University of Massachusetts. Fees Vary. Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 570-941-7816 or email Emily.brees @scranton.edu.

 

April 14 to 23             Earth Day Environmental Art Show featuring University student art and photography concerning environmental themes. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free during library hours. Call 570-941-7520.

 

April 22          10 a.m. Earth Day Fair with interactive games, presentations and information related to the environment and sustainable practices. Free. DeNaples Center Patio. Call 570-941-7520.

 

April 22          7:30 p.m. Earth Day Spring Sustainablity Symposium. Presentations and panel discussion addressing “Water: Our Most Valuable Resource.” Free. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Call 570-941-7520.

 

April 22-24    University of Scranton/Pennsylvania American Water Art & Essay Contest submission exhibition for Earth Day. Free. Loyola Science Center. Call 570-941-7520.

 

April 23          4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Festival of Nations, Dionne Green and DeNaples patio. Free. Email Call Paul Porter, Ph.D., director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, at 570-941-5904.

 

April 23          Time: TBA. Earth Day Environmental Art Show reception. Free. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 570-941-7520.

 

April 24     5 p.m.  Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally. Dionne Campus Green. Free. Call 570-941-6194.

 

April 24          7 p.m. Earth Day Evening of Environmental Science. University student-run interactive science experiments, displays, astronomy observation and exhibit of University of Scranton/Pennsylvania American Water Art & Essay Contest submissions. Free. Loyola Science Center. Call 570-941-7520.

 

April 25          7:30 p.m. “In Concert” The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu. 

 

April 26          10 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. start. Earth Day 5K fun walk/run to promote environmental awareness. Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Registration/start at Olive Street entrance. Free. Call 570-941-7520.

 

April 26-27    9 a.m. Saturday; noon Sunday. Book Sale benefitting Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 941-4078.

 

April 25-27 May 2-4             8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. The University of Scranton Players present  “The Jungle Book”. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

 

April 27 through May 9  Art Exhibit: “The University of Scranton Student Exhibition.” Free during gallery hours. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Public Reception follows at 6p.m. Call 570-941-4214.

 

April 28          5:30 p.m. Schemel Collabortive Program A Roundtable with the Office of Community Relations.“We Are All Others: The American Story” Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 570-941-7816 or email Emily.brees @scranton.edu.

 

April 30          4:30p.m.  Math Integration Bee. Calculus based competition for both high school and college divisions. Mcllhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Registration required. Call  570-941-6580 or email stacey.muir@scranton.edu.

 

May 2             6 p.m. Art exhibit reception. “The University of Scranton Student Exhibition.” Free during gallery hours. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Call 570-941-4214.

 

May 3             7:30 a.m. Schemel Forum bus trip: “Brooklyn: An insider’s Perspective.” Fee $90. Reservation deadline is April 12. Call 570-941-7816 or email Emily.brees@scranton.edu

 

May 3             7:30 p.m. “31st Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert” featuring two new works by composer/conductor Kyle Athayde performed by The University of Scranton Concert Band & Concert Choir. Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu. 

 

May 8-10        8 p.m. “Director’s Workshop.” McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Free. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu

 

May 9             noon. Schemel Forum Luncheon “Identity and the Struggle between the Culture of Human Rights and the Mafia” presented by Leoluca Orlando, Ph.D., mayor of Palermo, Italy. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Fees Vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email Emily.brees@scranton.edu

 

May 9              7:30 p.m. “In Concert.” The University of Scranton Jazz Band. Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu. 

 

May 16           7:30 p.m. “Pre-Commencement Concert” by The University of Scranton Symphonic Band and Singers. Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu. 

 

May 31           10:45 a.m.  Graduate Degree Commencement. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401.

 

May 31           4 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass. Byron Center. Call 570-941-7401.

 

June 1            noon. Undergraduate Commencement. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. Call 570-941-7401.

 


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