UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON APRIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

3/16/10
Through April 25         Exhibit featuring the contemporary art of Ritsuko Sato of Japan. Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Free during library hours. Call 941-6341.
 
April 7-April 30         Exhibit: Colini: Remembrances of Places Past. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.
 
April 7         7:30 p.m.  Sixth Annual J.J. Quinn Memorial Lecture: Shakespeare and the Drama of Love featuring Joan Homer, Ph.D., professor emerita of English literature at Georgetown University, Free. Call 941-7500.
 
April 8-April 11         24th Annual Multi Ethnic Literature in the United States (MELUS) Conference: Ethnic Transformation in the Self and the City. Various campus locations. Preregistration required. Call 941-6331 or 941-4317.  
 
April 9         noon  The Schemel Forum Luncheon Series The Last Station:  How a Novel Became a Film featuring Jay Parini, author of The Last Station, novelist, poet, political activist and professor of English at Middlebury College. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7619.
 
April 9         5 p.m.  Gallery Lecture: Colini: Remembrances of Places Past featuring Darlene Miller-Lanning, director Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception to follow: Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 941-4214.
 
April 9         6:45 p.m. MELUS Conference presentation by Jay Parini, Ph.D., poet, novelist and critic. Moscovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-6331 or 941-4317.
 
April 10        2 p.m.  MELUS Conference presentation by author Marilyn Chin and poet Sonia Sanchez, Ph.D., about Poetry in Ethnic American Literature. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call  941-6331 or 941-4317.
 
April 11        8:30 p.m. The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Spring Lecture by novelist Dara Horn, Ph.D., in conjunction with the MELUS Conference. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-6331 or 941-4317.
 
April 14        4 p.m.  The Diversity Awareness Colloquium: An Evening with Jonathan Mooney exploring the topic of Neuro Diversity, sponsored by the Panuska College of Professional Studies Department of Counseling and Human Services through a grant from the Equity and Diversity Office. Mclhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Call 941-4236. 

April 14        7:30 p.m.  Performance Music presents In Concert, The University of Scranton Jazz Band. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624. 
 
April 15-18         8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday. Musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” presented by the LIVA Arts Club. Jefferson Auditorium, Leahy Hall. General admission $10. Call 941-4266.
 
April 16        10 a.m.  17th Annual High School Computing Contest. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Free. Registration required. Call 941-7774.
 
April 17         9:30 a.m.  25th Annual Psychology Conference. Brennan Hall. Registration required. General public: $10; University of Scranton faculty, staff and students no charge. Call 941-4266.
 
April 17-23         Earth Week events. Listed below in Sustaining Scranton.
 
April 18         5 p.m. Schemel Forum Concert: Pianist Jeanette Micklem, one of Zimbabwe’s leading musical artists, will present “A Schumann Recital: On the 200th Anniversary of his Birth and Insights into Zimbabwe from an Artist’s Perspective.” A “meet the artist” reception immediately follows. Houlihan McLean Center. Fees vary. Call 941-7619.
 
April 23-25 & April 30-May 2           8 p.m.  Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. University of Scranton Players present Flora the Red Menace, book: David Thomson, music: John Kander, and lyrics: Fred Ebb. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts.  Fees vary.
Call 941-4318.  
 
April 24-25         9 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Annual Book and Plant Sale. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 941-4078.
 
April 24         8 p.m.  Performance Music presents 27th Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert featuring The University of Scranton Concert Band and Choir with guest conductor, Mark Gould, performing a new work by guest composer, Joshua Freilich.  Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.
 
April 24         Time TBA Spring Concert by Brand New sponsored by The University of Scranton student programming board. John Long, S.J., Center. $15. Available after April 5. Must be 18 and tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales. Call 941-6233.
 
April 27          3 p.m.  Third Annual Integration Bee Math Competition.  McIhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Registration required. Call 941-4233.
 
April 29          11:30 a.m.  Presentation of The Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry to Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J., professor of theology and ethics at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7500.
 
April 29         4:30 p.m. Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally, Dionne Campus Green.
Call 941-6194.
 
April 30         8 a.m. Center for Professional Training and Development presents Translation of Genetic and Genomic Discoveries into Education and Practice, featuring Kathleen Calzone, senior nurse specialist-research in the genetics branch of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center.  Preregistration required. Fee: $25.00. Call 941-7582. 
 
 
Sustaining Scranton: Go Green and Save Green Earth Week 2010 Events
 
April 17         1 p.m. Street Sweep. The Student Government of The University of Scranton will organize student volunteers in a clean-up project near campus. University of Scranton alumni will also participate in a Day of Service. Call 941-7520.
 
April 19         7 p.m. Concert featuring alternative rock band Monty Are I. DeNaples Patio. Free. Call 941-7520.
 
April 20         8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Earth Week Education for Justice Teach-in with interactive games, information, panel discussions and films related issues concerning food. Fourth floor of the DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7520.
 
April 20         10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Earth Day Fair with interactive games and information related to the environment, sustainable practices and faculty/student projects related to environmental issues. Local green businesses and organizations will also participate. Dionne Campus Green. Free. Call 941-7520.
 
April 21         Time TBA. Earth Week and Education for Justice guest lecture by Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Don Winkelmann, Ph.D. Location TBA. Free. Call 941-7520.
 
April 22         4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Earth Day Green Scranton Walk of downtown businesses featuring green practices and products. Various locations in downtown Scranton. Free. Call Scranton Tomorrow at 963-5901.
 
April 23         1 p.m. Fair Trade Fair featuring fair trade products. Event organized by the United Students for Fair Trade Club. DeNaples Campus Green. Call 941-7520.
 
Schemel Forum Courses
 
Thursdays, April 8-April 22         6 p.m.  Preserving and Democratizing Knowledge: The History of the Medieval Book, 500-1500 presented by Michael Knies, associate professor and special collections librarian. Weinberg Memorial Library. Pre-registration required. Session fees vary. Call 941-7619.
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