December 2009

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December 21, 2009

Former Secretary of Education for the Society of Jesus Joins Scranton as Rector

December 17, 2009

University of Scranton Recognizes Top Students

December 15, 2009

The University of Scranton Announces New Assistant Vice President for Development

The University of Scranton has named Marise Garofalo as assistant vice president for development.

December 15, 2009

The University of Scranton Appoints New Assistant Vice President for Finance

The University of Scranton has named Robert J. Thomas, CPA, as assistant vice president for finance. Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant and has experience in public accounting.

December 14, 2009

Honors Program Award Named After Professor Ellen Casey

When Ellen Miller Casey, Ph.D., arrived at The University of Scranton in 1969, she was one of just three female faculty members teaching at what was then an all-male institution. Even after her two female colleagues left the University shortly thereafter, Casey was too focused on teaching to feel out of place.

December 14, 2009

University Lacrosse Coach Brings Sport to Uganda

Coach Kevin Dugan understands the importance of service, especially the way it functions for The University of Scranton. His first service trip to El Salvador as part of Scranton’s International Service Program trip solidified this passion for him.

December 11, 2009

The University of Scranton Appoints New Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations

The University of Scranton has appointed James Devers as the assistant vice president for facilities operations. Devers will oversee all University facilities, academic buildings and residence hall operations, grounds care and landscaping, and construction, renovations and facilities project management.

December 8, 2009

University of Scranton Holds Third ‘Blessing of the Books’

The University of Scranton’s Panuska College of Professional Studies held the third annual “blessing of the books” on campus recently. This year’s book collection is expected to exceed 2,000 books. Students in the Panuska College of Professional Studies will deliver the donated books to laundromats, shelters for displaced women and children, the Leahy Clinic for the Uninsured and other local agencies throughout the year

December 7, 2009

Clinical Liaison Nursing Program Produces Win-Win Situation

To address some of the complications associated with providing nursing students with clinical experience in an efficient and safe manner, two professors from The University of Scranton’s Nursing Department have piloted a Clinical Liaison Nursing Program with Mercy Health Partners. In conjunction with Mercy, Sharon Hudacek, Ed.D., professor of nursing, and Catherine Lovecchio, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing, developed the pilot program, which has proven to be highly beneficial to both sides.

December 7, 2009

U.S. Senator Arlen Specter Visits Campus

U.S. Senator Arlen Specter Visits CampusUnited States Senator Arlen Specter held a Student Town Hall meeting at The University of Scranton’s Patrick and Margaret DeNaples Center in November. Greeting Senator Specter (second from left) upon his arrival to campus are, from left, Patrick Leahy, vice president for university relations, Robert Farrell, Esq., executive director of community relations and public safety, and University of Scranton senior Thomas J. (T.J.) Yablonski of Moscow, a political science and history double major and president of Scranton’s College Democrats.

December 2, 2009

University of Scranton Hosts Community Christmas Day Breakfast

Friends and family can always lend comfort in troubled times. That was the inspiration for The University of Scranton and ARAMARK to hold their first Community Christmas Day Breakfast.

December 2, 2009

Exercise Science Undergraduates Exposed to Unique Learning Experience

Exercise Science 229 - Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology - provides undergraduate students with basic scientific information and an understanding of human motion within the areas of anatomy and neuromuscular physiology.

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