University Announces Fall Semester Events

08-29-17

Aug. 31           11:30 a.m. Installation of Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J. as the Interim President of The University of Scranton and the Celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit for members of the University community and invited guests. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7500 or email info@scranton.edu.

Aug. 31           5:30 p.m. Film: “Silence.” Martin Scorsese’s 2016 Academy Award winning drama about two Jesuits journey through 17th century Japan and their own faith. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-7659 or email teresa.grettano@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 8 through Oct. 6          Art Exhibit: “Anthra-Sight: Sculpture by Denis Yanashot.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 8             5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “Anthra-Sight” presented by Denis Yanashot, exhibiting artist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception follows at the Hope Horn Gallery. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 10           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The Peter and Will Anderson Trio, woodwind masters with guitarist Alex Wintz. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 11            6 p.m. 9/11 Documentary. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7659 or email teresa.grettano@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 12           11 a.m. Volunteer Fair for area nonprofit agencies offering volunteer opportunities for students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-7429 or email ellen.judge@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 12           5:30 p.m. Interdependence Day Lecture: “Interdependence – A Medical Perspective” presented by Jumee Barooah, M.D., director, The Wright Center for Primary Care. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Free with registration. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 12           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “Neruda” Chile, 2016. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7778 or email yamile.silva@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 14           7 p.m. Ignatian Values in Action Lecture. Keynote speaker: James Martin, S.J., contributing editor to America magazine and author. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 570-941-7659 or email teresa.grettano@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 16           8:45 a.m. Schemel Forum “University for a Day.” Topics discussed: “Andrew Jackson, the Constitution and the Presidency;” “The Constitution in the Headlines;” “The President vs. The First Amendment;” and The Highs and Lows of Crime and Justice in the US: Reforming the Practice of Criminal Justice.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $25. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 19           5:30 p.m. Lecture: “North Korea and the U.S.” presented by Frank Plantan, Ph.D., co-director of international relations program, University of Pennsylvania, and honorary consul-general of Republic of Korea for Philadelphia. Co-sponsored by The University of Scranton Asian studies, history, and political sciences departments. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7643 or email ann.pang-white@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 22-24     The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2017. Various campus locations. Call 570-941-4222 or email familyweekend@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 22-24 & Sept. 29-Oct. 1           8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 pm. Sunday. “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams presented by The University Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. $10 for adults and $7 for faculty, staff, students, and senior citizens. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 23           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring trumpeter/vocalist Jumaane Smith and Friends presents “Louis, Louis, Louis!” with an appearance by The University of Scranton Singers. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 25           noon Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Jazz and Democracy in 2017: Does it Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing?” presented by Wayne Winborne, executive director, Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Newark. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 27           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring The University of Scranton Performance Music student musicians, solo, duo, trio and small ensemble performances. Houlihan-McLean Center. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 28           8:30 a.m. 16th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility, McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 28           4:30 p.m. Keynote Address by actor RJ Mitte, who was a cast member of "Breaking Bad,” in conjunction with the 16th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30             6 p.m. Scranton Reads group discussions led by University of Scranton students. Albright Memorial Library. Free. Call 570-348-3000 or visit Scrantonreads.org.

 

Oct. 5              6:30 p.m. President’s Business Council 16th Annual Award Dinner honoring Dennis J. McGonigle ’82, chief financial officer and executive vice president, SEI Investments Company at The Pierre, New York City. Proceeds from the dinner support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund. Tickets required. Call 570-941-5837 or email PBC@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 6              noon Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Secession and Nullification: Are They Dead or about to Erupt?” presented by Morey Myers, of counsel, Myers, Brier and Kelly. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 7              7:30 a.m. Schemel Forum Bus Trip: “Art and Horticulture in the Brandywine Valley.” Includes transportation and museum entrance fees and guided tours. $80. RSVP by September 9. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 14                        9 a.m. Scranton’s Ready to Run Northeastern Pennsylvania Program: “Wanted: More Women in Government.” Kane Forum, Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 14                        6:30 p.m. Global Tastes of Scranton. A pop-up restaurant featuring the cuisine of Syrian refugee guest chefs. Scranton Cultural Center. $35. Registration required. Call 570-941-4419 or email community@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 18             6:30 p.m. Neighbor Night. Meet University of Scranton leadership in the areas of Community Relations, Student Affairs and University Police. The Estate. Registration required. Free. Call 570-941-4419 or email community@scranton.edu

 

Oct. 20            Noon.  Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Universities and Communities, Partners for Change: A Global Movement” presented by Ira Harkavy, associate president and director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 20 through Nov. 17       Art Exhibit: “Here and There, Now and Then” by Helen Evanchik, exhibiting artist. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 20            5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “Here and There, Now and Then” presented by Helen Evanchik, exhibiting artist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception to follow at the Hope Horn Gallery. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 21                        11 a.m. Google News Lab Training with Vix Reitano, founder and CEO of CreatiVix Media. Presented by the Department of Communication and the Society of Professional Journalist. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Registration required. Visit http://registration.uofscomm.org or email communication@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 22            9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. John Long Center. Registration required. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 22            3 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Daniel Ficarri, organist and the Houlihan McLean Austin Opus 301 Symphonic organ. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 24            7 p.m. Town Hall panel discussion about media, “Trust, Credibility and the Savvy News Consume,” sponsored by The Pennsylvania News Media Association, the Scranton Times-Tribune and the Department of Communication at The University of Scranton. Kane Forum of Leahy Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7669 or email info@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 24            7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “El Secreto De Sus Ojos” Argentina 2010. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7778 or email yamile.silva@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 25            6 p.m. Scranton Mayor Candidates Debate; 7:30 p.m. Lackawanna County District Attorney Candidates Debate co-sponsored by The University of Scranton’s Political Science Department and the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County. The Kane Forum, Leahy Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7431 or email jean.harris@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 26            6 p.m. Schemel Forum and the Office of Community and Government Relations Collaborative Program: “Documentary Film, Citizen Jane,” a film on the life and work of Scranton native Jane Jacobs. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Free. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 28            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band with guest soloist Kenny Rampton. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 1             6 p.m. Scranton City Council Candidates Debate; 7:30 p.m. Scranton School Board Candidates Debate co-sponsored by The University of Scranton’s Political Science Department and the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County. The Kane Forum, Leahy Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7431 or email jean.harris@scranton.edu.

Nov. 3-5 & Nov. 10-12           8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “Hannah & Martin” by Kate Fodor presented by The University of Scranton Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. $10 for adults and $7 for faculty, staff, students, and senior citizens. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 4             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring Sherrie Maricle and The DIVA Jazz Orchestra celebrating 25 Years of Swingin’ Around the World. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 5             9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. John Long Center. Registration required. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 9             7:30 p.m. Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Lecture: “The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen” presented by Professor Azzan Yadin-Israel, Rutgers University. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7401 or email marc.shapiro@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 9-11         8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. “Little Shop of Horrors” presented by The Liva Arts Company. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. $10 general admission; $7 elders; $5 University of Scranton students, faculty, staff and children. Call 570-041-7401 or emailcaroline.hickey@scranton.edu

 

Nov. 10           noon Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Scholarship, Service and Integrative Thinking: My Work in Biotechnology and Africa’s Economic Development” presented by Michael C. Fairbanks, chairman of the board, Silver Creek Medicines and Fellow at the Weatherhead Institute for International Affairs at Harvard University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 10           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 14           noon Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump” presented by Trudy Rubin, worldview columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 14           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “Macario” Mexico 1960. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7778 or email jamile.silva@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 16           4 p.m. Lecture: White Space and the Iconic Ghetto presented by Elijah Anderson, Ph.D., William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Sociology, Yale University. Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Equity, departments of Theology/Religious Studies and Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology, and The Jesuit Center. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4307 or email gretchen.vandyke@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 16           5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and WVIA: “Music and Medicine: George Gershwin” presented by Richard Kogan, pianist and psychiatrist and Dr. Richard Kogan, clinical professor of psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and artistic director, Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program. WVIA, Pittston. Reservation required. $20. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 17           7:30 p.m. The 32nd Henry George Lecture: “The China Shock Economic and Political Consequences of China’s Rise for the United States” presented by David Autor, P.h.D., professor of economics, MIT. Ballroom, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. Free. Call 570-941-4048 or email janice.mecadon@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 18           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Concert Band. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 20           noon Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “History Matters: The Road to Cross-Cultural Understanding and Reconciliation” presented by Sami Adwan, Ph.D., professor of education, Hebron University, West Bank. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 29           5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and The Lackawanna Historical Society: “Embattled Freedom” presented by Jim Remsen, journalist and author. Reception and book signing follows. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Free. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Dec. 2             8 p.m. (prelude begins at 7 p.m.) Performance Music: “50th Annual Noel Night” featuring the University of Scranton Singers and Chamber Ensembles with special appearances by guest artists and alumni. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Dec. 10           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert” featuring The Scranton Brass Orchestra with special guests The Scranton Preparatory School Cavalyrics, Daniel Marx, director. Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission: one new toy or piece of children’s clothing or cash donation. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Jan. 13             9:30 a.m. Schemel Forum: “New Year Movie Marathon” featuring the complete O.J. Simpson story in four episodes. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $20. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Schemel Forum Courses

Mondays: Aug. 28, Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 16  6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “Marilynne Robinson: (RE) Collecting an American Past” presented by Joseph E. Kraus, Ph.D., professor of English and theatre and director of the Honors Program, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

Thursdays: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Oct 5, 12                        6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “The Remaking of Italy in the Twentieth Century” presented by Roy Domenico, Ph.D., professor of history, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

Wednesdays: October 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1, 8, 15  6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “Classics of German Cinema” presented by Jamie Trnka, Ph.D., associate professor of world languages and cultures, The University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.


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