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May 16, 2024

Apply Today for a Diversity Initiatives Grant

Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit an application for a Diversity Initiatives Grant through the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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May 15, 2024

Royal News To Begin Summer Schedule

The Royal News e-newsletter will now publish on a summer schedule, with timely updates on the website.

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May 15, 2024

End-of-the-Year Drive Requests Donations Through May 21

In spring cleaning mode? Boxes are available at drop-off points in stairwell areas of the University parking garage, DeNaples first and second floors and near the ATM entrance. Larger donations will be accepted at Arrupe House.

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May 8, 2024

Feminism Expo May 8 To Include Poster Sessions

The University community is invited to a Feminism Expo on Wednesday, May 8 from 5 to 6 p.m. at The Denaples Center, Room 407. Attendees are invited to sample refreshments while gaining insight from poster sessions.

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May 8, 2024

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Liturgies May 8, 9

All are welcome to attend Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord liturgies this week in The University of Scranton's Madonna della Strada Chapel. 

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May 1, 2024

DPT Students To Lead CHEW Seminar on Ergonomics, Movement

University of Scranton Doctor of Physical Therapy students will lead an employee wellness seminar hosted by the Center for Health Education and Wellness on May 2. The event will present strategies to combat the effects of sedentary work through ergonomics and movement.

The Festival of Nations is an annual event that showcases and celebrates the diversity of The University of Scranton campus community. Shown, the 2019 Festival of Nations.
April 25, 2024

UCO 15th Annual Festival of Nations May 3

The United Cultures Organization and the Cultural Centers invite students, faculty and staff to join in a celebration of diversity at the 15th Annual Festival of Nations on Friday, May 3, from 3 to 6 p.m.

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April 24, 2024

Royal News Trivia Challenge Finale

Thanks to all members of The University of Scranton community who played the Royal News Trivia Challenge this month for a chance to win weekly prizes and a grand prize. 

Photo from a 2023 Pet Therapy event courtesy of The University's Center for Service and Social Justice.
April 23, 2024

Pet Therapy Needs Dogs for April 30 Event

Registration is ongoing for the spring Pet Therapy: Canines on Campus event! Dog owners from outside the University are welcome at the April 30 event.

Ten students in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, process completed their Initiation into the Sacramental Life of the Catholic Church. They are shown with their sponsors at Madonna della Strada Chapel after receiving Confirmation.
April 17, 2024

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Mass Celebrates the Easter Sacraments 

At this Mass, Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton was the Principal Celebrant and Homilist and Fr. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., President of the University of Scranton served as Concelebrant.

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April 17, 2024

Week Three of the Royal News Trivia Challenge

Find the answers in the current issue of Royal News.

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April 16, 2024

PILLAR Program Applications for Fall 2024 Open in April

The PILLAR Program is currently accepting applications from faculty members interested in becoming PILLAR faculty partners for the Fall 2024 semester. Applications for student partners will open on Monday, April 29.

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April 15, 2024

Graduating Seniors: Vote in April for 2024 Teacher of the Year

Members of the graduating class are invited to cast an electronic ballot for a faculty member whose teaching inspires interest in the discipline at www.scranton.edu/toy from April 15 through April 19, 2024.

At the University of Scranton's Leahy College of Health Sciences on April 6, undergraduate nursing students hosted University of Success participants, shown, for a presentation on the nursing profession. The University of Success is a free, four-year, pre-college mentoring program for area students currently in eighth grade.
April 12, 2024

Nursing Students Welcome University of Success Participants

At the April 6 event, Sigma Theta Tau inductees in the undergraduate nursing program, and junior and senior nursing students led interactive modules as part of a pre-college mentoring program for area students currently in eighth grade.

The women of the Electric City Scranton Ultimate team competed in a conference tournament at Haverford College on Sunday, April 14. Photo: @uofs_ecsu
April 11, 2024

Women's Ultimate Flying Disc Team Heads to Regionals for First Time

The Electric City Scranton Ultimate team competed recently in their flying disc conference tournament at Haverford College. For the first time in program history, the women's team will compete on the national level.

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April 11, 2024

University to Celebrate Student Scholarship April 24

The showcase of work will include poster presentations, demonstrations, and oral presentations. Posters will be on display from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the schedule of oral presentations will be announced in the coming days. 

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April 10, 2024

Week Two of the Royal News Trivia Challenge is Here!

Find the answers in the current issue of Royal News.

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April 10, 2024

Opera Singer Discusses Facial Cancer at April 10 Event

The Slattery Center and the Health Humanities Concentration invite the University community and general public to a free event tonight, April 10. "Rearranged: An Opera Singer's Facial Cancer and Life Transposed," will be presented by performer and author, Kathleen Watt.

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April 8, 2024

Liva Theater Presents 'Children of Eden' Musical

Liva Arts Company will perform 'Children of Eden,' from April 18 to 20 at The Royal Theater in the McDade Center. Tickets will be available at the door, but it is advised to reserve them in advance.

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April 3, 2024

Welcome to the Royal News Weekly Trivia Challenge!

Week one of the Royal News Trivia Challenge is here!

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April 3, 2024

Week of Events Designed To Celebrate Jesuit Identity

Mission and Ministry invites the University community to participate in a week of fun-filled events for “Jesuit Identity Week, Mission: Possible.”

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March 31, 2024

Scranton Stories Meet and Greet Reception April 4

At the public reception, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with members of the Scranton Stories project team and many of the oral history interviewees.

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March 27, 2024

Apply To Be a Web Content Management Intern at the University

Are you interested in webpage design? Curious about how content is created, and how we decide where to place it on a page? Apply by April 12 for a paid internship for the 2024-2025 academic year with The Office of Marketing Communications.

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March 27, 2024

Pre-Pride Late Night Festivities

Bingo, crafts and sign making and karaoke will take place at Pre-Pride Late Night Festivities on April 6.

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March 26, 2024

First Pre-Pride Silent March Set for April 8

Scranton Alliance for Equity and the Cultural Centers will host the first pre-Pride silent march at The University of Scranton. The march is scheduled for Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m. at the DeNaples Patio.

Nicole Bedera, Ph.D., researcher, sociologist and co-founder Beyond Consulting, LLC
March 19, 2024

Beyond Trigger Warnings: Integrating Trauma Informed Pedagogy

The lecture/workshop series raises awareness for trauma informed pedagogy practices in the classroom and campus life.

A hands-on physics and engineering competition, an Earth Day Essay Contest and a Math Integration Bee for high school students are among the events planned in April at The University of Scranton.
March 15, 2024

April Events Planned at University

An exhibit of Landscapes from the University of Scranton Art Collection and a lecture on The Economics of Obesity are among events planned for April 2024 at Scranton.

The University of Scranton Palm Sunday Mass Livestream
March 15, 2024

University To Livestream Palm Sunday Mass

Mark the start of Holy Week with your fellow Royals.

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March 13, 2024

Taiwanese Visiting Instructor Shares the Legend of the Dragon

As part of cultural activities, Lily, or Chiang Yun, will tell the story of the 12 zodiac signs, the legend and symbol of the dragon. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Chinese culture, taste Taiwanese traditional snacks and make a Chinese dragon.

Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week and the Sunday before Easter. On this day, Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The liturgy will begin with a traditional Palm Sunday Procession.
March 10, 2024

University Palm Sunday Liturgy March 24

All are invited to gather outside at the DeNaples Patio at 5 p.m. on March 24 for the blessing of palms and procession to the John Long Center. There, Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., will be the Mass celebrant and homilist.

Organist, violinist, arranger and educator Dr. Janet Sora Chung, shown, will perform on Friday, May 10, presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton. Photo courtesy ElaineGreen.com.
March 8, 2024

'IN RECITAL' May 10: Janet Sora Chung, Organ

Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present "IN RECITAL: Janet Sora Chung, organ" on Friday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Students are encouraged to look for this sticker to identify folks on campus willing to provide support for mental health and wellness.  
March 5, 2024

Faculty and Staff Display Commitment to Student Mental Health and Wellness

The University's commitment to helping students navigate challenges led to the creation of a “Mental Health Matters” sticker that features a green ribbon, which is the international symbol of mental health awareness.  

At The University of Scranton, a Preview Day for accepted students and their families will be held on Saturday, March 23, Get details on the event and how to register in this article.
March 5, 2024

Preview Day for Accepted Students and Families March 23

Preview Day provides students and families several ways to interact with the campus, including department visits, panels/presentations and The Student Experience, an open-house style meet and greet.

Michelle McKnight, Ph.D., assistant professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at Utah State University
March 5, 2024

Professional Development Opportunity for Staff and Faculty

On April 4, Dr. Michelle McKnight will be guest speaker at an event hosted by the Office of Equity and Diversity through a PA State It's On US Grant, and in collaboration with the Staff Senate Staff Development Committee.

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March 4, 2024

Open House, Paint Night To Showcase Multicultural Academic Programs

In March the academic programs that focus on Asian Studies, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies will host an Open House. The Black Students Union and Black Studies Concentration will present a paint night event.

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March 4, 2024

Register Today for The Staff Showcase on March 13

Staff Senate invites the University community to share in an afternoon of creativity on display. On March 13 at a first-time talent showcase, employees will present their side pursuits, from art, sewing, photography and gardening to woodworking, historic clothing collecting, cat training and more!

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March 3, 2024

Celebrate Women's History Month

Cultural Centers hosts three events: a salary negotiation workshop, a dialogue series on race, racism, identity and privilege: “Women Advocating Through Politics,“ and an awards ceremony to celebrate Women's History Month.

Woman in colorful, traditional Indian dress stands in front of flat screen tv.
March 3, 2024

Global Insights Presents India

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a March 26 Global Insights event, which will feature graduate student Sindura Swarna, CA.

The University of Scranton announced events planned for the month of March.
March 1, 2024

March Events Planned at University

The following is a list of University of Scranton events planned for March 2024.

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February 28, 2024

Pre-Game Reception Registration Open

The University of Scranton women's basketball team has been selected to host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament for a 10th straight year beginning on Friday evening, March 1, at the John Long Center.

The University of Scranton Performance Music will present two new works of guest composer-conductor Nate Sparks at a May 4 concert. Photo by Matt Baker / @mattbakerphoto
February 28, 2024

41st World Premiere Composition Series Concert Upcoming

During the 41st Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert attendees will experience two new works by guest composer-conductor Nate Sparks, performed by The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. 

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February 21, 2024

Staff Senate Presents The Staff Showcase March 13

A first-time event presented by Staff Senate aims to provide an opportunity to share creativity. Art, sewing, photography, gardening, woodworking, historic clothing, cat training -- the sky is the limit!

'IN RECITAL' April 14: Mark Kosower and Mingyao Zhao, cellobanner image
February 20, 2024

'IN RECITAL' April 14: Mark Kosower and Mingyao Zhao, cello

A free spring event, "IN RECITAL - Mark Kosower and Mingyao Zhao, cello," will feature two musicians on Sunday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue.

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February 20, 2024

Apply to Be a Social Media Intern at the University

The Department of Marketing Communications is seeking social media interns, Royal News contributors for summer and fall semesters.

Several Diversity Initiatives Grant programs at The University of Scranton.
February 19, 2024

Diversity Initiatives Review Board Accepting Applications

The Diversity Initiatives Review Board is accepting applications for grants to support creative, educational programs that promote diversity.

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February 14, 2024

'Sounds Like a Revolution: Freedom Songs of 1960s' Feb. 20

In celebration of Black History Month, the Cultural Centers invites the University community to attend a presentation and conversation with Maureen Mahon, Associate Professor of Music at New York University about her book 'Black Diamond Queens.'

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February 14, 2024

University Singers, Scranton Brass Orchestra in Concert March 24

The University of Scranton Singers and The Scranton Brass Orchestra will perform in concert Sunday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue. Admission is free and the public is invited. 

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February 14, 2024

SCRIBE Spring Book Club Celebrates Women's History Month

Scranton Inclusive Books for Employees (SCRIBE) invites all faculty and staff to participate in the reading and discussion.

Kate Cummings, Research & Instruction Librarian for Business, and Sylvia Orner, Collections & Resource Management Librarian,
February 13, 2024

Children's Library Diversity Audit: D + I Lunch and Learn

Kate Cummings, Research and Instruction Librarian for Business, and Sylvia Orner, Collections and Resource Management Librarian, will present the next Diversity + Inclusion = A Better U! lunch and learn for faculty and staff March 21.

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February 7, 2024

Volunteers, Judges Needed for National History Day

National History Day Northeast PA Region 2 Competition will be hosted at The University of Scranton on Saturday, March 2. Volunteers and judges are requested for the event.

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