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March 30, 2010: Student News

Applications Now Available for Class Night Awards

Attention Class of 2010:
 
Applications are now available for the Division of Student Affairs - Class Night Awards.
 
Since 1992, the Division of Student Affairs has presented two awards at Class Night, the Lawrence A. Mann Award and the Student Life Award. The awards are presented to selected graduating seniors. Applications and nominations are open to any undergraduate member of the senior class. Self-nominations are acceptable. A committee comprised of staff members within the division of Student Affairs selects the recipients of the awards. Applications are now available in the Student Affairs Office, DeNaples 201. Final applications are due Friday, April 16. For more information, contact Student Affairs at 941-7680.
 
Lawrence A. Mann Award
Professor Lawrence A. Mann was a beloved faculty member of The University of Scranton community for more than 20 years. A professor of Latin, Dr. Mann was also a lay Resident Counselor for Denis Edward and Hannan Halls. His personal warmth, devotion to the institution and sensitivity to students along with a willingness to help plan and participate in student activities throughout the school year ensured his popularity on campus. He was a refined, kind, devout and outgoing person who served as a wonderful role model for students. The award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated extraordinary involvement in student activities and through her/his contributions is a role model to fellow students.
 
Student Life Award
The Student Life Award is presented annually to the student who has worked diligently to improve the quality of life at The University of Scranton during his/her career.

Third Annual Integration Bee Set for April 27

The Math Department will host its third annual Integration Bee Tuesday, April 27, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in The DeNaples Center ballroom. This calculus-based competition is like a spelling bee, but instead of spelling words, contestants compute integrals of given functions. The top five contestants in the first round will receive $25 each and the overall winner will receive an additional $50.  Registration is free and early registrants receive a free T-shirt. Registration closes on Friday, April 9.  For more information and to register, visit http://math.scranton.edu/bee, or contact Dr. S. Muir, muellers2@scranton.edu, at x6580 or Dr. Vasquez, frankoj2@scranton.edu, at x6113.

Job Opportunities for Technically Savvy Students

The CTLE is seeking work-study students to be technical consultants (TechCons), assisting faculty and students with the use of technology for teaching and learning purposes. 

TechCons must possess excellent technical skills, be web savvy and enjoy working one-on-one as well as in a team environment. There are a wide range of projects that TechCons work on, including assisting with the use of ANGEL, developing sophisticated Web pages, creating E-Portfolios, enhancing PowerPoint presentations with audio/video, scanning, digitizing, and audio/video streaming services. TechCons are part of a small team of students working in a cooperative environment.

If you are interested, apply online at http://www.scranton.edu/ctle. Once online, click on “View All” (under Student Services) and then click on “Student Employment,” then TechCons. Interested students may also visit the CTLE, located on the fifth floor of St. Thomas Hall, Harper McGinnis Wing, and speak with Aileen McHale (x4365).

Ireland Scholarship Deadline Quickly Approaching

Are you from Northeastern Pennsylvania? Are you planning to study abroad in Ireland during the 2010 Fall or Spring semesters?
 Apply for the Dr. John H. Corcoran Scholarship for Study in Ireland, sponsored by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Lackawanna County.  
 

But hurry, time is running out to grab this great opportunity. The deadline is Friday, April 9.

In 1984, the Friendly Sons established a perpetual scholarship fund to finance academic study in Ireland by a college student. Since its inception, the scholarship has been given in alternate years to a student from The University of Scranton and Marywood University.

 Scholarship recipients must spend at least one semester at a college-level institution in Ireland and, upon return, discuss their experiences in Ireland with the executive committee of the Friendly Sons. The scholarship winner is chosen based on a GPA of 3.0 or above, services, activities, interests and work experience, and a personal statement and essay.

 

Since 1984, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick has donated $42,000 to The University of Scranton through the scholarship program. Applications are available in the International Programs & Services Office located at 5110 Communications Wing in St. Thomas Hall.

Scranton Street Sweep Set for April 17

Two years ago a tradition was started by the University’s Student Government entitled the Scranton Street Sweep. It was a way for students from our University to take ownership of the Hill Section and have a positive impact on our campus and our community.

This semester’s Scranton Street Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m., beginning in the Claver Hall parking lot. More specific details will be available in the near future. 

Club leaders: this could be a wonderful idea to use as a community service event. Please encourage your club to participate. Additionally, for the first time, the Scranton Alumni Chapter will be joining us in the Street Sweep for their Alumni Day of Service.

To sign up for the Street Sweep, visit the Student Government’s Web site, http://www.scrantonsg.org. A link will be available for sign-ups on the main page. 

For more information, visit the Student Government’s office located in the Student Forum or e-mail Patricia Cermignano, Director of Communications, at cermignanop2@scranton.edu and Billy Pugh, Executive Treasurer, at pughw2@scranton.edu.

Programming Board to Show ‘It’s Complicated’

The University of Scranton Programming Board will be showing the film “It's Complicated” on Thursday, April 8, at 8 p.m. in the DeNaples Center’s Moskovitz Theater. There will be free food and drinks available.

For more information, contact Sal Frangipane at frangipanes2@scranton.edu or call the Student Forum at x6233.

Don't forget to visit the Programming Board’s Web site at www.uspb.org

Late Night at Scranton Event Slated April 8

A Late Night at Scranton event involving Sports Challenges will be hosted Thursday, April 8, from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
 
The Recreational Sports Department is hosting this event in the Long Center Gym. Come and try out Phantom Entertainment's inflatable wrecking ball with three of your friends or bungee race against someone else! Try your hand at free throws, a basketball spot-shooting contest or see how fast you can throw a baseball! Pizza, soda, and door prizes are available. For more information, contact Jane Johnson at Johnsonj1@scranton.edu.

Bookstore Hosts ‘Student Appreciation Day’ March 30

The University of Scranton Bookstore will host “Student Appreciation Day” on Tuesday, March 30. Students will receive 20 perecent off a single apparel and gift item. You can also win a Hamilton Beach Grill and Coleman Cooler. Free pizza and soda from Domino's Pizza will be available.

Want to Quit Smoking?

Students interested in quitting smoking can now join Freedom from Smoking cessation classes. For more information, contact Aukje Lamonica at 941-4525 or lamonicaa3@scranton.edu.

Text the University Library

You can now send text messages to The University of Scranton’s Library Reference Desk at 570-687-8787.
 
Send your library-related questions via text message and a librarian at the Reference Desk will text you back shortly — if you send the text during normal library hours.
 
If you text when the library is closed, your text will be answered once the library opens the following day.
 
Please remember that your cell phone carrier may charge you for each text message sent and received. The library is not responsible for these charges.

Foreign Language National Honor Society Enrolling New Members

The Theta Iota Chapter of the Foreign Language National Honor Society, Alpha Mu Gamma, is in the process of enrolling new members. 
 
Requirements are the following:  
a) for full membership, two consecutive A or A-'s in language courses (in the same language) at the Composition and Conversation (311-312) level or above
 
b) for associate membership, two consecutive B+'s or better in language courses (in the same language) at the Composition and Conversation (311-312) level or above, or a noteworthy academic record in more than one language.  
 
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. All applications are individually screened. Only completed semester grades are considered.   Application forms are available from Joyce Knott, Department Secretary, 301 O'Hara Hall, as well as, from departmental faculty.
 
The induction ceremony and luncheon will take place in the DeNaples Center 405 on Tuesday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Inductees will receive their certificates of membership and society pins; graduating seniors will receive their gold honors cords. 
 
Deadline for applications and payment of fee: Tuesday, April 20. The membership fee of $50 (cash or check) includes the luncheon. Applications without fees will not be considered. Please make checks to the University of Scranton and leave completed applications with Joyce Knott, O'Hara 301. Fees will be returned to those students not accepted for membership.

Informational Session on AmeriCorps Scholars in Service to PA

There will be an information session for the AmeriCorps program, Scholars in Service to PA, on Thursday, April 8 at noon in the DeNaples Theater. Students can volunteer during the 2010-11 academic year and earn an educational award of $1,132 for 300 hours of service or $1,415 for 450 hours of service. For more information, contact Lori Moran in the Community Outreach Office at 941-7429 or moranl7@scranton.edu

On-campus LSAT Workshop

A workshop for students preparing to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) will begin Friday, April 16, with eight sessions being held on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings finishing on Saturday, May 8. During the course of the workshop, three practice tests will be administered under simulated test conditions. The $225 registration fee includes all workshop materials.  Registration forms are available in the History Department office, 251 St. Thomas Hall. To be sure of getting a seat, registrants should register by Friday, April 9.  For more information, contact Dr. Frank Homer, professor emeritus, at homerf1@scranton.edu or 941-6399.

Joseph P. Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Accepting Applications

Attention: All students who are juniors and seniors in the academic year 2010-11 whose parent’s employer is a current member of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, applications for the Joseph P. Gallagher Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office, St. Thomas 401. The deadline is Thursday, April 15.

Written/Media Competition on Justice Theme

Do you have something to say about bioengineered food, food waste, hunger and scarcity, or any other topic related to this year’s justice theme of food? Consider submitting an essay, poem, video, painting, photo, etc. 

For more information, visit the Education for Justice Web site at http://academic.scranton.edu/organization/edjustice/resources.shtml, contact the Education for Justice Office at ext. 4051 or e-mail justice-education@scranton.edu.

Apply Now for Peckville Business and Professional Women’s Club Scholarship

The Peckville Business and Professional Women’s Club Scholarship will be awarded to an adult female learner, who is accepted in a post secondary accredited program of study. The applicant should be active in organizations, clubs, and/or community activities and show potential for achievement and success in future academic or career endeavors. The applicant must be a Pennsylvania resident. Applications are available in The Financial Aid Office or by contacting Maxine Rogers, scholarship committee chairman, at 489-2717. The deadline to submit applications is Saturday, May 15.

Irving Grossman Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Irving Grossman Scholarship is open to all students who meet The University of Scranton’s scholarship criteria. The scholarship will be awarded to the student based on merit, financial need, participation in extracurricular and community service activities, and demonstrates personal impact on fellow student. Applications are available in The Financial Aid Office. The deadline is Thursday, April 15.

Course for Participants in Service/Study Programs

Have you had the experience of spending time among the economically disadvantaged? Do you seek ways of integrating what you experienced into your life, your major and your future career?
 
INTD 284 Integrating Your Immersion Experience, to be offered for the first time in Fall 2010, will provide the opportunity for students to reflect on, process and analyze what they have experienced in a variety of ways, leading to the development of an action plan. It may be taken for one or three credits, and assignments will vary based on the number of credits chosen.

To be eligible, students must have completed either a service trip of at least one full week, or a relevant study abroad course or program between June 2009 and August 2010. The experience may have been domestic or international. For more information or to register for the course, contact Sr. Mary Anne Foley at foleym1@scranton.edu.

Theology Honor Society Seeks New Members

Undergraduate or graduate students who meet the established criteria are invited to apply for membership in The University of Scranton chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Religious Studies/Theology. Criteria include the completion of 12 credits in Theology/Religious Studies with the average of all your theology courses at least 3.5 and your overall GPA at least 3.0.

For more information or to pick up an application, contact Marie Gaughan, Theology department secretary, at 941-6309. The Theology department is located in St. Thomas Hall, room 361. Applications must be completed by Wednesday, March 31.

Financial Assistance for Summer Internships in Public Policy Available

Attention full-time sophomores and juniors: Financial Assistance for Summer Internships in Public Policy is now available. You are invited to apply for the 2010 Scully Scholars Award which provides a full-time University student with $6,000 in financial assistance to pursue a summer internship in public policy and honor the memory of legendary professor of history and political science, Timothy H. Scully. 

For questions, application materials or more information, contact Meg Hambrose at hambrosem2@scranton.edu or 941-4262. The award deadline is Wednesday, March 31.

Students Sought for High School Visitation Program

Are you proud to be a Royal? Are you having a great experience at the University? This spring break we invite you to share your Scranton story! Our High School Visitation Program enables you to return to your high school and talk about The University of Scranton with prospective students and guidance counselors. After your visit, come back to campus to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Campus Bookstore! Please RSVP to Kaitlyn O’Connor in Admissions at ext 5917 or oconnork7@scranton.edu.

Brand New to Perform at University April 24

The University of Scranton Programming Board presents Brand New for its 2010 Spring Concert Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the John Long Center.

Ticket sales are on sale through April 23. For more information about ticket sales, visit www.uspb.org or contact the USPB office x7463.

Summer/Fall 2010 Registration Information for Undergraduate Students and Advisors

Registration for Summer and Fall 2010 courses will begin for undergraduate students the beginning of April. Specific dates, as well as what students need to do in preparation for registration advising and to register by web, can be found in the e-mail sent to students and also on the Registrar’s Web page, www.scranton.edu/registrar.
 
What do undergraduate students need to do now?

First, pick up your registration materials at the following locations, on or after February 17:  
  • KSOM students at the KSOM Advising Center (Brennan Hall 206)
  • PCPS students at the PCPS Advising Center (McGurrin Hall 101)

  • CGCE students at the CGCE Office (O'Hara Hall 201)
  • CAS sophomores, juniors and seniors at the Registrar's Office (St. Thomas Hall 301).
  • CAS freshmen: The CAS Advising Center has set up an advising appointment for you.
 Pick up your appointment letter, along with your CAPP and registration forms, in the
 CAS Advising Center (St. Thomas 309).


Second, make and keep an advising appointment at your advising center or with your faculty advisor. [Special note to CAS freshmen: Since an advising appointment has already been made for you, you just need to pick up your appointment letter in the CAS Advising Center.]



Third, complete your registration worksheets and forms and then meet with your advisor to review your course selections. Your advisor will then provide you with your registration start date and term PIN needed to access web registration. [Note: You will also need your correct UIS PIN. If you do not know your UIS PIN, you may access the online self-service PIN reset program, or contact the Technology Support Center at
941-4357 prior to your initial date of registration.]
 

Fourth, be sure to clear any holds you may have on your account from the Bursar, Student Affairs, Library, Network Resources or Public Safety before your registration start date so that you can access the web registration system. Students who have holds on their account will not be able to register until they satisfy their obligations.

Web registration instructions, dates and course listings, as well as the dynamic Course Schedule Search, are available through the Registrar’s web page at www.scranton.edu/registrar  A listing of general education courses can also be found online at http://matrix.scranton.edu/academics/gelist.shtml.

Study Abroad Scholarship News

STUDY ABROAD NEWS — STUDY ABROAD DURING SUMMER 2010

We encourage students interested in studying abroad during Summer/Fall 2010 to stop by our office to learn more about the many opportunities available to them. Contact the Office of International Programs and Services for more information. 

STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER/FALL 2010 IS APRIL 1 (The more popular programs tend to fill up quickly so it is best to apply early!)

THE EXPERTS
Our globetrotting work-study students are here to help. They have studied in countries all over the world and are the true “experts” when it comes to studying abroad. All interested students are encouraged to stop by the Study Abroad Office.

These student “experts” are:  
Jackie Woods, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
Chris D’Elia, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
Alison Good, University of Western Cape, South Africa                                
Jacqueline Caminiti, University of Wollongong, Australia
Kim Said, Semester at Sea                                                                                                                        
Dana O’Donnell, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia  
Pattie Vongsoasup, National University of Singapore
Kelly Hurst, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
Allie Reott, Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy
Tyler Nye, Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador; John Felice Center, Rome, Italy; Barcelona, Spain
                                
For more information, visit The Study Abroad Office, International Programs and Services, in St. Thomas Hall, 5th Floor. Or call 941-4841.

Admissions Office Seeks Student Workers

Would you like to welcome prospective students to campus? Apply for a position in the Admissions Office. We are looking for local freshmen and sophomores with excellent interpersonal skills who have the following availability:

Spring:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
Summer: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

You must also be able to work select Saturdays and some breaks. For more information, contact Paula Lynott, visit coordinator, at (570) 941-6656 or lynottp2@scranton.edu, or stop by the Estate to pick up an application.

The National Survey of Student Engagement Open

The Institutional Research Office is administering the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) this spring. The web-based survey is administered to a random sample of freshmen and seniors. The goal of the survey is to help the University maintain and improve institutional effectiveness. The results will be available in late summer 2010 and a results analysis will be available in fall of the same year.  

Please help support the Institutional Research Office and the University of Scranton by completing the survey, if you are a selected student; and encouraging student participation, if you are a faculty member.

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