February 2011

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February 28, 2011

Conference at University of Scranton Celebrates National Sportsmanship Day, Promotes Coaching Education

In celebration of the 21st annual National Sportsmanship Day, The University of Scranton will host class of 1966 alumnus John Walsh, executive vice president and executive editor of ESPN, Inc., during PIAA-sponsored conference entitled “Schools Shaping the Culture of Sport” on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16, at the DeNaples Center on campus.

February 28, 2011

University brings French film festival to Scranton

The University of Scranton is one of approximately 90 universities nationwide to host the Tournées Festival, a 15-year-old program offered by the French American Cultural Exchange.

February 22, 2011

The University of Scranton Sponsors Third Conference on Women and History in NEPA

“Women’s History in NEPA: So What?” will be the keynote topic presented at the Third Biennial Conference on Women and History in Northeastern Pennsylvania coming to The University of Scranton on Saturday, March 5.

February 21, 2011

Free Healthy Heart Fair Planned at The Mall at Steamtown

The University of Scranton’s Exercise Science Club hold its fourth annual Healthy Heart Fair at The Mall at Steamtown on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

February 18, 2011

University Hosts Programs for Area Elementary, Middle and High School Students

The University of Scranton is encouraging students from local school districts to test their math and science knowledge at several separate competitions, or to learn about art, history and culture through gallery workshops, theater productions or even through a performance by an internationally renown opera company.

February 16, 2011

Third Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert to Feature Wycliffe Gordon Quintet

The Wycliffe Gordon Quintet will headline the third annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert. Presented on Sunday, Feb. 20, free of charge and open to the public, the concert is sponsored by former Scranton mayor Dave Wenzel and his wife Janet.

February 14, 2011

Scranton’s 2011 Distinguished Author as Interesting as His Characters

Cotton Malone, the main character of Steve Berry’s best-selling series of espionage thrillers, navigates through “… twists, turns, schemes and counter-schemes manifesting themselves by the second …” (the Los Angeles Times). It should come as no surprise that the author’s life is also very interesting.

February 14, 2011

New Director Named at the SBDC at The University of Scranton

Lisa M. Hall has been named as the director of The University of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

February 14, 2011

University of Scranton March Calendar of Events

University of Scranton March Calendar of Events

February 8, 2011

Local Literature Scholar to Recite Translations of Belgian Poet’s Works

The Weinberg Memorial Library will host a reading of poems translated from “The Book of Snow” on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Philip Mosley, Ph.D., professor of English and comparative literature at Penn State Worthington in Scranton, will perform a reading of Belgian poet François Jacqmin’s works while accompanied by classical guitar punctuations by Jason Smeltzer in the fifth-floor Heritage Room of the library.

February 4, 2011

Free Income Tax Assistance Service Offered

Low and moderate income individuals, families and senior citizens can once again receive free assistance in completing and filing their federal, state and local tax returns through The University of Scranton’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and a group of local human service organizations led by the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.

February 4, 2011

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Service Locations and Dates 2011

Accounting students from The University of Scranton and volunteers organized through a group of local human service organizations led by the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties will assist local residents with their tax returns as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a free service for clients with low and moderate incomes who need help with their basic tax returns.

February 4, 2011

Performance Music at Scranton Presents ‘Love Songs’ Valentine’s Weekend

The University of Scranton’s Jazz Ensemble will present “Love Songs” with guest artist Grammy award-winner Loren Schoenberg on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

February 3, 2011

Head of Reconciliation Commission Speaks on Reconciliation in Rwanda

Bishop John Rucyahana (retired), the former Anglican Bishop of the Shyira Diocese of Rwanda and founder of the Mustard Seed Project, will present “Post Genocide Reconciliation,” at The University of Scranton on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center.

February 3, 2011

Lecture Focuses on the Importance of Christian-Muslim Understanding

With much being written about the impact of relations between Jews and Muslims on stability in the Middle East, a lecture at The University of Scranton titled “In Love with Islam, Believing in Jesus” will emphasize the importance of mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims for peace in the region.

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