November 2009

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November 25, 2009

University of Scranton Celebrates International Education Week

International students introduced area elementary school children to the culture of Turkey as part of The University of Scranton's celebration of International Education Week (Nov. 16-20).

November 25, 2009

The University of Scranton Hosts Crime Investigation Specialist

The University of Scranton will host a presentation by Eric Piza, a geographic information system specialist from the Newark Police Department, about "GIS in Law Enforcement: A Problem Solving Analysis of the Newark Police Department." The lecture, which is open to the public free of charge, will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall.

November 24, 2009

Students Fill Baskets with Turkey and all the Trimmings

University of Scranton students organized a Thanksgiving Food Drive that provided turkey dinners - complete with all the trimmings - to more than 150 families in need in the local community. Scranton student Elizabeth Pulice (far right), a Pennsylvania Scholar in Service, helped organize the drive and the legion of students that assembled and delivered the baskets to the families through the university's Leahy Community Health and Family Center and the United Neighborhood Centers.

November 24, 2009

University of Scranton President Joins New National Trust to Advance Liberal Education

University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., has joined a new "Presidents' Trust" formed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to collectively make the case for liberal education and its value in today's world. The Presidents' Trust is a leadership group of 82 college presidents and chancellors within AAC&U's national initiative, Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP): Excellence for Everyone as a Nation Goes To College.

November 18, 2009

AIDS Walk supports care for area AIDS patients

More than 200 people participated in an AIDS Walk organized by The University of Scranton's Center for Health Education and Wellness to raise funds to support care of AIDS patients provided by the Scranton Temple Health Center. Presenting a check for the $2,800 the event raised are, from left, Jamie Valis, Cheri Barlow, Monica Thomas, Ph.D., Michael Hadzick, Marg Donahue, Dr. Shubhra Shetty, Jodilyn Coleman, Mary Lawhon Tirano, Sister Ruth Neely and Shirley Micnicoski.

November 18, 2009

Diversity Fair Showcases the Many Faces of Scranton

Students, faculty and staff learned Swahili and took salsa dance lessons while student representatives from countries including Korea, India, Thailand, Mexico and El Salvador provided cultural and geographical information and shared native artwork at the 2009 Diversity Fair. More than 200 participated in the program intended to raise awareness of diversity on Scranton's campus.

November 18, 2009

University of Scranton Appoints Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff to the President

The University of Scranton has named Thomas MacKinnon as the executive assistant and chief of staff to the president. MacKinnon will assist The University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., in the planning and implementation of both long and short team goals, as well as the execution of daily management priorities.

November 16, 2009

Faculty Member Receives Leahy Award

University of Scranton professor and chair of the Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Department John Sanko, Ed.D., (center) was awarded a Edward R. Leahy, Jr., Award for service at the annual Conference on disAbility held recently on campus. With Dr. Sanko are Barbara Wagner, D.P.T., faculty specialist, physical therapy, (left) and Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean of the university's Panuska College of Professional Studies.

November 16, 2009

University of Scranton Photography Club Exhibit

The Hope Horn Gallery will host the second annual exhibition of The University of Scranton Photography Club from Nov. 30 to Dec 11. The exhibit, entitled "In Color," will display photographs taken by students in the photography club, and all photographs will emphasize color.

November 13, 2009


Through Dec. 11 Exhibit: Scarce Books and Elegant Editions, original and rare writings by Samuel Johnson. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free. Call 941-6341.

November 13, 2009

University of Scranton Faculty Members Receive Award

The University of Scranton's Kania School of Management has named Rose Sebastianelli, Ph.D. and Edward Scahill, Ph.D., Alperin Teaching Fellows for 2009/10 in recognition of achievement and exceptional teaching. This award, which began in 2000, was created through the Alperin Endowment Fund.

November 13, 2009

University of Scranton Business Club Names Professor of the Year

Douglas M. Boyle, MBA, CPA, CMA, faculty specialist in accounting at The University of Scranton, has been chosen as the Kania School of Management (KSOM) Professor of the Year by the university's Business Club.

November 13, 2009

The University of Scranton's Green Initiatives Honored

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce presented The University of Scranton with the Green Practices Award for organizations with more than 100 employees and a Pride and Progress Award for New Construction at its recent Annual Membership Luncheon.

November 11, 2009

Remembrance of the Jesuit Martyrs Begins

As the nearly 400 in attendance filed into the Houlihan-Mclean center on Oct. 28 to hear Rev. Rodolfo Cardenal, S.J., former vice rector of the University of Central America, speak about the murder of six Jesuit priests and educators, their housekeeper and her daughter, images of the martyrs' faces standing on easels before the stage replaced any abstractions attendees had about their self-sacrifice.

November 10, 2009

Banners Commemorate Jesuit Martyrs

Banners placed along campus walkways are among the ways The University of Scranton will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador.

November 5, 2009

Public Safety Officer Wins National Scholarship

The University of Scranton Public Safety Student Officer Jessica A. Williams was one of only three in the nation to receive a scholarship from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The award is given in recognition of her academic ability, leadership and dedication to campus safety.

November 5, 2009

Best-selling, Investigative Author Discusses Corporate Complicity in the Holocaust

The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute and the Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania will present an exclusive event with an award-winning author. On Nov. 19, Edwin Black will discuss "Corporate Complicity in the Holocaust - the Nazi Nexus," at 7 p.m. in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall. The lecture is open to the public, free of charge.

November 4, 2009

Scranton Starts Coat Drive

Members of The University of Scranton's Alpha Lambda Delta (The National Honor Society of Freshmen) and volunteers from the university's Community Outreach Office, gather to prepare for a coat drive they are running in November.

November 4, 2009

Students Organize City Sweep

Organizers of the University of Scranton's semi-annual Street Sweep pause for a photo after cleaning the streets in the hill section area of the city that surrounds campus.

November 3, 2009

The Mental Athlete Discussed at Scranton

Kay Porter, Ph.D., is a name most psychology students would recognize from a class textbook, "The Mental Athlete: Inner Training for Peak Performance."

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