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Residential Learning Communities Make a Difference

Mar. 28, 2017

Students in Residential Learning Communities find support in one another, reinforcing the University’s overall sense of community.
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The Late Rev. Joseph Allan Panuska, S.J., Remembered at The University of Scranton Saturday

Mar. 28, 2017

The University of Scranton will hold a Mass and concert in remembrance and celebration of the life of Rev. Joseph Allan Panuska, S.J., the longest-serving president in the history of the University and the University’s first President Emeritus. Father Panuska, who served as the University’s 22nd president from on July 1, 1982, to July 1, 1998, passed away on Feb. 28 in Philadelphia at the age of 89.
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Accepted Students to Scranton’s Class of 2021 Can Preview University on Saturday

Mar. 29, 2017

The University of Scranton will host a Preview Day for high school students accepted to its Class of 2021 and their families on Saturday, April 1. The event provides an opportunity for students to take a closer look at the Jesuit university before making their final college decision.
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University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program Receives Seven Seals Award

Mar. 28, 2017

In recognition of the outstanding support provided to active members of the military and reserve, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented its Seven Seals Award to The University of Scranton’s graduate-level Nurse Anesthesia Program. Mike Jones, northeast area chair for ESGR, presented the award to the faculty of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at a ceremony on campus in March.
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Education for Justice Schedules Free, Public Events for Spring Semester

Mar. 28, 2017

The University of Scranton’s Education for Justice Office will sponsor a performance, a lecture/discussion and conduct a literacy teach-in this spring that are open to the public and free of charge.
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East German Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary with March 28-30 Screening

Mar. 29, 2017

The 10th annual East German Film Festival at The University of Scranton will screen three films based on classic Grimm brothers’ fairy tales March 28, 29 and 30 in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall.
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Q & A With University Of Scranton President-Elect Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

Mar. 22, 2017

Staff from The University of Scranton’s External Affairs Division had the opportunity to interview Scott. R. Pilarz, S.J., about his return to serve as Scranton’s next president.
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The Weinberg Memorial Library Celebrates 25 Years

Mar. 22, 2017

The Weinberg Memorial Library is celebrating its 25th anniversary (1992-2017). Read about the milestones and read the Library's newsletter, Information Update.
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University of Scranton Jazz Concert to Celebrate the Life of Rev. J. A. Panuska, S.J.

Mar. 22, 2017

The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble will present a concert in celebration of the life of the late Rev. J. A. Panuska, S.J., the 22nd President of The University of Scranton, on Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Houlihan-McLean Center (corner of Mulberry Street & Jefferson Avenue). Admission to the concert is free and open to the public, doors open at 6:40 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
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The Schemel Forum’s Collaborative Programs Connects ‘The Odyssey’ with Modern Medicine and Anticipates Putin’s Next Move

Mar. 22, 2017

This spring, The University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum will collaborate Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and the Scranton Times-Tribune for two events in April.
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Award-winning Metal Artist Bringing “Gratitude Map USA” to University of Scranton

Mar. 22, 2017

An expression of gratitude for what we have is on display at The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery. “Gratitude Map USA,” the intricate piece of collaborative found art, is part of “Where Do Ideas Come From? Sculpture by Lisa Fedon,” a steel-and-bronze exhibition by the international, award-winning metal artist and sculptor, will be on display Monday, March 20, through Friday, April 21.
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Said About the Appointment of Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as the Next President of The University of Scranton

Mar. 22, 2017

People react and talk about the appointment of Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., the Next President of the University.
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University to Add Track & Field in 2017-18

Mar. 13, 2017

Director of athletics Dave Martin announced Friday that The University of Scranton will add both indoor and outdoor men's and women's track & field as intercollegiate sports beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.
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Diplomats, Dancer and Foods Highlight India for Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

Mar. 14, 2017

The University of Scranton will welcome three distinguished guests from India to participate in the fourth annual Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center. Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das, consul general of India, and Dr. Manoj Kumar Mohapatra, deputy consul general of India, will join Dr. Nathan on a panel to discuss “India: Ancient. Culture.
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Scranton Students Participate in Service

Mar. 14, 2017

During spring break, 45 University of Scranton students will participate in six domestic service trips organized by Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice. And, recently, biology students worked with 70 fourth grade students at McNichols Plaza Elementary School in South Scranton.
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Plans for Grounds Near Estate Call for Restoration of Historic Elements

Mar. 14, 2017

The University of Scranton plans to begin work on the grounds near the Estate this spring with improvements intended to make the Estate more visible to visitors, as well as more historically accurate. Plans will restore the stone entrance steps and railings to be more accurate to the original design. The original grand entry doors to the Estate will remain unchanged.
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U.S. News Ranks Several University of Scranton Graduate Programs among Nation’s Best

Mar. 15, 2017

U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Scranton’s MBA program among the nation’s “Best Graduate Schools” in the 2018 edition of the guidebook, which became available online March 14.
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Trombonist David Whitwell to Perform at The University of Scranton March 24

Mar. 14, 2017

Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present a recital by trombonist David Whitwell on Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue. Admission is free, and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Whitwell will be accompanied on piano and organ by Carl Bolleia.
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University Announces April Events

Mar. 14, 2017

The University of Scranton announces its April events.
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University of Scranton Hosts FIRST® Tech Challenge EAST Super-Regional Robotics Competition for the Third Year!

Mar. 13, 2017

Imagine a cross between a science fair and a tournament-style athletic contest, with remote- controlled robots injecting extra electricity.
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University of Success Now Accepting Applications

Mar. 13, 2017

The University of Scranton’s University of Success Program, a four-year pre-college mentorship program, is now accepting applications for the 2017 academic year that begins this summer. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the eight grade and possess a strong desire to attend college in the future.
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The University of Scranton Breaks Ground on South Side Athletics Campus

Mar. 08, 2017

On March 2, The University of Scranton broke ground on a new $14 million South Side Athletics Campus that will includes NCAA regulation baseball and softball fields and a multipurpose field that meets NCAA standards for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey, in addition a community basketball court, a children’s play area, field house, bleacher seating and parking.
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Summer Courses Offered at Scranton

Mar. 06, 2017

Looking ahead to summer? Scranton’s on-campus and online summer courses, at a reduced tuition rate, can help students fulfill a requirement or just get ahead. This summer, the reduced per credit rate for undergraduate courses is $586.
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University Honors Employees with Sursum Corda Awards

Mar. 08, 2017

The University of Scranton presented Sursum Corda (Lift Up Your Hearts) Awards to four staff members at its Spring Convocation held in February on campus.
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CHEW to Sponsor Staff and Faculty Wellness Day March 14

Mar. 07, 2017

The University of Scranton’s Center for Health Education & Wellness (CHEW) will sponsor a wellness day event for staff and faculty on Tuesday, March 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on campus.
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Academic Competitions Planned for Middle and High School Students

Mar. 08, 2017

The University of Scranton hosts several academic competitions for area middle school and high school students during the spring semester including: the Brain Bee for neuroscience; an Earth Day essay contest; a Computer Science Programming Contest; the Kane Competition for physics and engineering; and the Integration Bee for mathematics.
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University Community Mourns the Passing of Rev. Joseph Allan Panuska, S.J.

Mar. 01, 2017

Yesterday, University President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., informed the University community of the passing of Scranton's beloved 22nd President, Joseph Allan Panuska, S.J., the longest-serving president in our history. See his note to the community, here and an excerpt below.
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McGonigle to Receive President’s Medal

Feb. 27, 2017

Dennis J. McGonigle ’82, chief financial officer and executive vice president at SEI Investments, will receive the University’s President’s Medal at the President’s Business Council (PBC) 16th Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 5, at The Pierre in New York City.
Categories: Alumni,

Royals and Lady Royals Win Landmark Championship

Feb. 27, 2017

It was a big week for Scranton basketball. The men's basketball team captured its seventh Landmark Conference championship and 24th conference title overall with a 68-63 victory over Moravian on Saturday in the Long Center. And the Lady Royals knocked off Moravian (71-60) and Catholic (58-42) to win their second straight Landmark Conference championship. The victories also clinched a spot in the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament for the Lady Royals, marking the 30th time in program history they will play on the national stage.
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Shamrockin’ Eve to Return

Feb. 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10, members of the classes of 2007-2017 will gather in the Byron Center with two goals in mind: raise money for University of Scranton students and have a great time. It’s safe to say most of them will achieve those goals. Welcome to Shamrockin’ Eve, an annual tradition celebrating all things Scranton since 2009.
Categories: Student Life, General, Alumni,

Biology Students Host 'Science for Fun’ Taste & Smell Activities at Scranton Elementary School

Feb. 27, 2017

On February 23, nine University students from the Biology Department conducted hands-on educational demonstrations and activities focused on the senses of smell and taste to 70 fourth grade students at McNichols Plaza Elementary School in South Scranton. The main goal of the day’s activities was to get students excited about learning STEM subjects beyond those that they would normally see in their classroom.
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Alumni Spotlight: Pope Francis Blesses Child of Alumni Couple

Feb. 28, 2017

Imagine you are born with a life-threatening medical condition that requires you to undergo several surgeries from the time you are an infant. After 14 years of fighting for your life, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America pledges to send you anywhere you would like to go to meet anyone you would like to meet. Given such an opportunity, what would you do? For Tristan Searfoss, the son of Brian ’90 and Liisa (Duhigg) Searfoss ’90, the answer was simple: Go to Rome to meet Pope Francis.
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University of Scranton Players to Present ‘Miss Julie’

Feb. 27, 2017

The University of Scranton Players will present August Strindberg’s play “Miss Julie,” directed by Michael O’Steen, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts on the University’s campus.
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