November 1, 2011: Student News
Turkey Bowl to Benefit Thanksgiving Food Drive
Summer Study Abroad Opportunity in Florence, Italy
RA and CA Applications Now Available
The Office of Residence Life is excited to inform you that applications for both Resident Assistant and Community Assistant positions are available from now until Friday, Nov. 11. Applications can be picked up at the Res Life office (Condron Hall, Room 100) or at our Info Sessions and Info Tables.
The times for these are as follows:
- Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m., Brennan Hall, room 228
- Friday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m., Brennan Hall, room 228
- First Floor of the DeNaples Center (next to POD): Monday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to chatting with you at one of our many info events!
January 2012 Travel Course Offered
We will stay in two eco-tourism centers founded and managed by such indigenous women's co-ops, and we will work side-by-side the women on some projects. The course requires some fall pre-trip class meetings, some online course work, and two weeks of travel to Mexico in January 2012. This course counts as a Latin American Studies and a Women’s Studies elective, and it fulfills cultural diversity (D) credits as well as Social Science (S) credits. The cost will be approximately $1,600 per student, covering airfare, accommodations, workshops and performances plus 1 credit tuition ($846) for the three-credit course (University discounted rate).
The course is open to students in all majors; students must apply by completing an application. Applications can be picked up from Mary Rafter, LA/W/S secretary, in LSC, room 235, or emailing Dr. Meagher, chair of LA/W/S at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Meagher can also provide additional information and answer any questions that you may have.
NEPA Philharmonic Student Tickets Available for Nov. 4 Concert
First Friday Scranton Nov. 4
November’s First Friday art-walk throughout downtown Scranton is this Friday, Nov. 4. The University’s Men & Women for Octaves and Royale Harmony singing groups will be performing at St. Luke’s Church. The Hope Horn Gallery’s “The “Sherwin Series” exhibit is also featured. First Friday is free and runs from 6 – 9 p.m. throughout downtown Scranton. Come out and support your fellow students and enjoy an evening mingling with Scranton area neighbors. For more details and a First Friday Map, visit: http://firstfridayscranton.com/.
Downtown Business Update
Check out this month’s “Downtown Business Update.” The Office of Community Relations has created this update to serve as a resource on specials and discounts that downtown business would like to make available to the University community, particularly students. This month's update features specials from Cangiano’s Italian Specialties, Hurricane Grill & Wings, the Scranton Cultural Center and more! To view the November 2011 Downtown Business Update, visit the Community Relations website.
Political Engagement Week Set for Nov. 8-15
Nov. 8: Election Day! Local Polls, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Nov. 11: Student Government Meeting, DeNaples Center, room 405, 3:15 p.m.
Nov. 12-13: The Politics of Our Democracy Film Festival Including Gasland, Gerrymandering and Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections, Brennan Hall, room 228 (Nov. 12, 3 p.m., Nov. 13 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.)
Nov. 14: Think Global, Act Local - Panel Discussion with Local Elected Officials & Student Leaders, including Scranton’s Mayor Chris Doherty, New Loyola Science Center, room 133, 7 p.m.
To view a flyer, click here. Have questions? Contact ext. 6326 or email email@example.com.
Political Engagement Week is a project of: Student Government, College Democrats, College Republicans, Debate Society, Young Americans for Liberty, Department of Political Science, Office of Community Relations, Office of the Associate Provost for Civic Engagement and Academic Mission.
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