November 29, 2011: General News
Blessing of the Books Ceremony Dec. 6
Players Present "Our Town" Dec. 1-4
The play features Avanell Culp, Casey Kelly, Colin Brucia, Cristin Carroll (stage manager), Dan Satterfieild, Dana Majeski (Emily Webb), Fabiana Vargas, Hannah Sayre, Holly Ference, Julia Ekwall, Kaitlyn Lauber, Megan Reddock, Miguel Lozano, Kelly Krieger, Nicole Lopez-Isa, Larry McIver Jr, Peter Alexander, Quinn Hemphill, Susan Pickup, Tim Flynn, and Warren Dolan (George Gibbs). Local students include Casey Kelly, Dana Majeski, Fabiana Vargas, Kelly Krieger, Larry McIver, Jr. and Quinn Hemphill.
"Our Town" is a classic of the American theater. It has come to represent not only our national identity, but also how we conceive of ourselves as a community. The play features the romance between George Gibbs, a doctor's son, and Emily Webb, the daughter of the town's newspaper editor. The play follows their relationship throughout their entire lives, from first meeting to their marriage. The play is set in the fictional community of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, modeled upon several towns in the Mount Monadnock region.
"Our Town" was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, N.J., in January 1938. A radio version was performed by many of the same film actors for Lux Radio Theater. Wilder received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938 for the work. The play was banned in Russian-occupied Berlin, due to the fact that they thought that it was too depressing and there would be a wave of suicides. Recently, renowned director David Cromer revitalized Wilder’s text through his Barrow Street Theater and reintroducing this classic work to a new generation of theater artists and theatergoers.
Tickets for The University of Scranton Players production are available by reservation, or may be purchased at the box office located on the first floor of the McDade Center, next to the Royal Theatre. This show will have a limited one-week run and freshmen can receive a free ticket when they show their Royal Card.
For more information about the University Players, "Our Town," or reservations, contact the Players Box Office at 570-941-4318, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thescrantonplayers.com.
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 8
Kurilla Appointed ORSP Grants Manager
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) welcomes Therese Kurilla as its newly appointed grants manager. Kurilla joines Tabbi Miller-Scandle, director of research and sponsored programs, Eloise Libassi, sponsored programs coordinator, and Jamie Hayes, office assistant, in promoting the pursuit of research and scholarly endeavors by University faculty and staff. The new structure of ORSP will enable the office to utilize its expertise and resources through a more efficient and effective allocation of responsibilities. As your "Partners in Inquiry and Discovery," we will encourage and support the strategic research and educational goals of the University by forming collaborative relationships with our University community and beyond.For general ORSP questions, or if you require immediate assistance, contant Jamie Hayes at 941-6353 or email@example.com.
Writing Center Returns to STT 588 D
Blood Drive Set for Thursday
Holiday Tips Now on Foursquare
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com, or visit O’Hara Hall, room 616. Deadline for 2011-12 academic year submissions is Thursday, Dec. 1.
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 Today
Holiday Vendor Fair Set for Thursday
The Annual Holiday Vendor Fair, sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement, will take place in the McIlhenny Ballroom in the DeNaples Center on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Choose from a wide selection of kitchenware and entertaining accessories, sauces, spices, accessories, knitted scarves, photographs of Scranton and vicinity, sterling silver, swarovski crystal, beaded and wire wrapped jewelry, Mary Kay cosmetics, skin care products, homemade greeting cards, handcrafted jewelry, gift baskets, repurposed book purses, paper crafts, handmade purses, hair bows, bone sculptures, art related gift items, scarves, hats, gloves, bags, purses, soap, cards, granola, jam, potpourri, small furniture, lamps, bath and body, fair trade items homemade soaps & candles, leather bracelets, popcorn shirts, vests, jackets, homemade chocolates, candy baskets, recycled bags and sweets, musical instruments, clothing, sterling silver jewelry, collectables, comics and more!
Don't Miss the Espirt Reading Dec. 8
Open Mic Night Slated for Wednesday
Coatally Sustainable Begins This 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
First Friday in Downtown Scranton Dec. 2
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