November 22, 2011: General News
Thanksgiving Food Drive a Success!
Got the Holiday Spirit? The University of Scranton Community Outreach Office does! This weekend, the office delivered Thanksgiving food to more than 150 area families thanks to donations from students, faculty and staff. Check out these food drive photos.
Local Officials, Students Discuss Political Engagement
“Think Global, Act Local,” a panel discussion by three University of Scranton students and three local elected officials concerning political engagement, was held at the Loyola Science Center on Nov. 14.
The six panel members were College Democrats President Megan Davidovich ’13, Student Government President Adam Gault ’12, College Republicans President Mike Mulraney ’12, Lackawanna County Commissioner Mike Washo and Scranton City Council members Bob McGoff and Pat Rogan.
To read the full article, available on TheTimes-Tribune.com, click here. (The article was written by Cory Burrell '14, a student correspondent.)
Blessing of the Books Project Returns
TA TALK Luncheon Set for Today
Film Series Presents The Colors of the Mountain
As described by Film Movement, "The Colors of the Mountain" centers around a boy’s desire to play soccer in an area surrounded by war. The boy, Manuel, lives with his parents, who are hard-working farmers, in a mountainous and remote region of the Colombian countryside. As military forces square off against rebels in a civil war, Manuel and his friend Julian try to hold onto their everyday lives. When the soccer ball Manuel received for his birthday is kicked into a minefield, Manuel and his friends are determined to retrieve the precious gift.
The award-winning film is directed by Carlos Cesar Arbelaez and is in Spanish with English subtitles.
This event is open to faculty, staff, students and the public. Seating is limited, so please contact Sharon Finnerty at (570) 941-6330 or email@example.com for reservations.
Does Your Project Need Funding?
Introducing Scranton[Micro]Grants – a new kind of fundraising in which the funding for your project comes from alumni, parents and friends of the University. Starting in February, a live website will make select campus projects eligible for direct donor support.
If you have a project in need of funding, contact Special Projects Manager Ashley Alt for more information at 570-941-4213, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit O’Hara Hall, room 616. Deadline for 2011-12 academic year submissions is Thursday, Dec. 1.
Our Youtube Channel Features New Videos
Please Sign Statement in Support of Student Aid
Noel Night Set for Dec. 3
Commemorating World AIDS Day
Criminal Justice Club Hosts Nov. 30 Event
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Criminal Justice Club will be hosting "A Glimpse into the Federal Criminal Justice System" at 5:30 p.m. in the DeNaples Center, room 405.
Our special guests/speakers will include:
- FBI Special Agent Larry Whitehead
- FBI Analyst Shawn Skovronsky
- Assistant United States Attorney John Gurganus
- Federal Probation Officer Kimberly Kaleta
- Captain Enrique Pabon
Each speaker will give students some insight into the Federal Criminal System and ideas of various employment opportunities in the Federal System. CK's pizza and refreshments will be served! For more information, contact Laura Murphy at murphyL4@scranton.edu.
Flu Shots Still Available!
Sustainamania Slated for Nov. 29
Holiday Vendor Fair Slated for Dec. 1
Don't Miss the Espirt Reading Dec. 8
Open Mic Night Scheduled
Coatally Sustainable Begins Next Week
The project, titled “Coatally Sustainable," seeks to raise awareness about textile manufacturing’s impact on the environment. According to National Geographic, Americans throw away 2.5 billion pounds of clothes a year, constituting about 5% of landfill waste.
Clothing impacts the environment at every stage of its life cycle, including production, cleaning and post use, according to an article from Environmental Health Perspectives. Along with using significant amounts of water, pesticides and crude oil, the manufacturing process is energy-intensive and emits toxins, greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds into the air.
“Coatally Sustainable” is encouraging students, faculty and staff to reduce their impact by donating new or used coats. “Coatally Sustainable” will be collecting coats on the second floor of the DeNaples Center on Monday, Nov. 28, and Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Monday, Dec. 5, and Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. All of the coats will be distributed to guests of the Christmas Day Breakfast.
Don’t forget to follow Coatally Sustainable on Twitter @CoatallySUSTNBL for facts about textile recycling and updates about the coat drive. For more information, visit coatallysustainable.wordpress.com or contact Maria Kristina Melgarejo at email@example.com.
SIFE, ROTC Partner to Combat Dating Violence
Call for Papers for Discourse, the Undergraduate Philosophy Journal
Adopt an Angel/Giving Tree Programs
Here’s how it works
ADOPT AN ANGEL: Purchase toys and clothing for a child in need from our local community. Names, sizes and wishes are provided. Spend about $100. Gifts are due, unwrapped, to the Community Outreach Office by Wednesday, Dec. 7. Please include a roll of wrapping paper and tape. Be sure to include batteries if your items require them. Put the child’s name and assigned number on each item please.
GIVING TREE: Our tree will be on the second floor of the DeNaples Center by Friday, Nov. 11. Take an ornament for a boy or girl, age 0-teens, and purchase a gift of your choice for a value of about $25. Return, unwrapped, to the Community Outreach Office, by Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Contact Ellen Judge at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Nov. 28, to have your angel info sent to you by e-mail! If you are also interested in helping us deliver gifts, please email email@example.com. Delivery dates TBA but will most likely be finals week.
This year, most of our children are from area Headstart preschool programs. They must meet federal poverty standards to attend this program. A family of four can make no more than $22,350. Other programs that will benefit from our holiday programs are Friends of the Poor, United Neighborhood Centers and area group foster homes.
Upcoming Community Events
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