Calendar of Events Fall 2010

August

31 11:30AM-1:00PM
Rwanda: A Society in Transition
Speaker: Aloys Mahwa

Collegiate Hall Redington

October

1 3:00PM
UN Millennium Development Goals and Protection of Women's Rights in the UN:
Eleanore Solo,
Acting Chief to Coordination and Outreach Unit, Division for the Advancement of Women, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
DeNaples Moskovitz Theater
14 7:00PM
From Scranton, to Iowa, to Honduras, via New Orleans
Speaker: University of Scranton alumnus John Donaghy ’70, Ph.D.
Dr. Donaghy will discuss his journey from The University of Scranton to his work at Iowa State to his present lay missionary experience in Honduras.
Brennan 228
Pearn Auditorium
15 3:00PM-5:00PM
The Church of Christ and Ecumenism 10 Years after Dominus Iesus:
A Symposium on Christian Division and Reconciliation
Brennan 228
Pearn Auditorium
19 10:00AM-11:15AM
JFK, Obama, and the Unspeakable
Speaker: James Douglass
What does it mean to be transformed as president of the United States, at the edge of total nuclear war, into a peacemaker? John F. Kennedy’s turn toward peace, resulting in his assassination, provides a parable of the unspeakable for President Barack Obama and ourselves in the midst of our escalating war on terror. Can we discover hope for our enlightenment and resurrection as one human family through the dark truths of Dallas?
Panel Discussion: 3-5PM DeNaples 406

Keynote Address: 7-8:45PM DeNaples 401.
28 11:35AM-12:45PM
Relationship - The Heart of Ignatian Identity
Speaker: Dr. Damian Zynda
The distinguishing mark of Ignatian Identity is relationship. Faculty and staff at a Jesuit University inevitably negotiate a complex network of relationships. This lunch-time talk will explore how to form a uniquely Ignatian character in the way we relate to the world and culture, philosophy and science, mind and spirit, and self and others.
Brennan 228
28 7:30PM-8:30PM
Archbishop Romero: Disciple, Martyr,
Model of Conversion

Speaker: Dr. Damian Zynda
The Archbishop Romero we are most familiar with is the articulate advocate for the disenfranchised who seemed so fearless in the final three years of his life.

This talk will take you "behind the scenes" to Romero's "hidden years," exploring the complex psychological and spiritual struggles that contributed to making him the man we see as Archbishop.

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Brennan Hall, Fifth Floor

November

4 8PM
Falling Whistles Founder Sean Carasso and Congolese Refugee Yves Muya will be speaking at the University about the war in Congo
Denaples Ballroom
8 12PM
Speaker Hector Lindo Fuentes
on El Salvador
Brennan 228
14 7PM
From Scranton, to Iowa, to Honduras, via New Orleans
University of Scranton alumnus John Donaghy
Pearn Auditorum
Brennan Hall
15 5:30PM-7:00PM
A Chance To Make a Difference
Sr. Patricia McCarthy talks about peace and action
Brennan 228

December

2 4:40PM
Mass in commermoration of US Church women martyred in El Salvador
Madonna Della Strada Chapel
2 7:00PM
Justice and the Generals film showing December 2, 2010 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the rape and murder of three U.S. nuns and one lay missionary in El Salvador. These churchwomen were killed by members of the US-backed National Guard of El Salvador. Several years later two individuals believed to have been responsible for the killings moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. Justice and the Generals is a film that chronicles the fight of Bill Ford, the brother of one of the victims, and other family members to bring those responsible for the murders to justice.
Brennan 228


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V.I.T.A. STUDENTS RECOGNIZED

According to an estimate by the Internal Revenue Service, Kania School of Management students contribute the equivalent of $500,000 worth of labor each year through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). During the 7-week program coordinated by Joe Hammond of the Accounting Department, students help local low-income and elderly people complete their tax returns. In 2007 the University’s VITA program received a commendation from the IRS for “your commitment, exceptional achievement in promoting e-filing, and outstanding contributions to the communities you serve.”

Over the last several years the number of people served by VITA students has increased steadily. More difficult to measure is the value to the students who participate. Not only does the program provide the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom, but it can deepen their understanding of those who struggle economically. One student’s question, “How can they live on that income?” invites further reflection on how our society is structured.

 

 

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