May 2011

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May 28, 2011

The University of Scranton Conducts Undergraduate Commencement

The University of Scranton conferred more than 970 bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at its undergraduate commencement on Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre.

May 28, 2011

2011 Undergraduate Commencement address by Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

2011 Undergraduate Commencement address by Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

May 28, 2011

Members of Undergraduate Class of 2011 Recognized at Class Night

The University of Scranton honored 68 outstanding members of its undergraduate Class of 2011 at Class Night on May 27.

May 28, 2011

Scranton Confers a Record Number Degrees at Two Ceremonies

The University of Scranton will confer more than 1,700 degrees at two commencement ceremonies Memorial Day weekend representing the largest graduating class in the 123-year history of the Jesuit university.

May 27, 2011

Quick Facts: University of Scranton Commencement 2011

Quick Facts: University of Scranton Commencement 2011

May 27, 2011

Doors Open for Scranton’s Class of 2011 Goldwater Scholars

In the rarefied world of university scholarship there are three kinds of students: smart, really smart and Goldwater scholars.

May 25, 2011

University and High School Students Advance to Integration Bee Finals

The University of Scranton’s Mathematics Department held its fourth annual Integration Bee recently on campus for high school and college students.

May 25, 2011

Chinese Opera Celebrated in Scranton

Nearly 1,800 area residents attended a free, public performance of “Bond,” an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” by the Taiwan BangZi Opera Company at the Scranton Cultural Center.

May 25, 2011

Nearly Forty Nations Represented at Scranton’s Diversity Festival

International students, faculty and staff at The University of Scranton enthusiastically represented their native cultures through a mix of meals, native dress, artifacts and music at a Diversity Festival held on campus in May.

May 23, 2011

University Plans Commencement Events

The University of Scranton will host numerous events in honor of the graduating Class of 2011 culminating with commencement ceremonies for master’s and doctoral degree candidates on Saturday, May 28 and for undergraduate students on Sunday, May 29.

May 23, 2011

Weinberg Memorial Library Awards Students for Research Projects

Rosemary Shaver, a junior with a double major in history and political science who also participates in The University of Scranton’s Honors Program, was selected as the winner of the inaugural Weinberg Memorial Library Research Prize.

May 23, 2011

Scranton Named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll

The University of Scranton was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2010.

May 23, 2011

Students Inducted into National Honor Societies at Scranton

Students have been inducted into National Honor Societies represented at The University of Scranton throughout the 2011 spring semester

May 20, 2011

Nursing Professor Recognized by The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton named Patricia Harrington, RN, Ed.D., associate professor and chair of the Nursing Department, its CASE Professor of the Year in recognition of her outstanding performance as a member of the faculty.

May 20, 2011

Students Participate in National Advertising Competition

Sixteen University of Scranton seniors participated in the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition as part of a six-credit, two-semester course taught by Communication Professor Stacy Smulowitz, Ph.D. candidate.

May 19, 2011

Philosophy Professor Receives Alpha Sigma Nu Teaching Award

Daniel Haggerty, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy at The University of Scranton, was presented the 2011 Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year Award (formally the Edward Gannon, S.J., Award for Teaching).

May 19, 2011

Students Listed in “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges”

Fifty-nine undergraduate students at The University of Scranton have been included in the 2011 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

May 19, 2011

Students Inducted into National Jesuit Honor Society

Fifty-eight University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities, at a ceremony held recently on campus.

May 13, 2011

University to Name Building in Honor of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

The University of Scranton’s Board of Trustees announced that the west building of the Mulberry Street apartment and fitness complex will be named Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Hall in recognition of 24th president’s leadership and service to the Jesuit university.

May 13, 2011

Water wheels and cannons used to test high school students knowledge of physics

More than 100 area high school students used a Rube Goldberg contraption involving a water wheel and a complex series of other devices to launch an egg through a cannon as part of The University of Scranton annual Kane Competition.

May 13, 2011

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Present Check for Corcoran Scholarship at The University of Scranton

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Lackawanna County recently presented a check to The University of Scranton for the Dr. John Corcoran Scholarship for Study in Ireland.

May 13, 2011

Prudential Supports University of Success Teen Mentoring Program

The Prudential Foundation presented a donation of $15,000 to support the University of Success at The University of Scranton, which provides mentoring and tutoring in academics and social and cultural opportunities designed to motivate students to complete high school successfully and to enroll in post-secondary education.

May 12, 2011

Scranton Celebrates Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign Success

The University of Scranton celebrated surpassing the $125 million goal of the Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign at a dinner attended by nearly 200 major benefactors, trustees, campaign committee members, students, faculty, administrators and staff.

May 12, 2011

PRIDE PASSION PROMISE CAMPAIGN

PRIDE PASSION PROMISE CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION REMARKS

May 11, 2011

Scranton Surpasses Pride, Passion, Promise Campaign Goal of $125 Million

The University of Scranton has successfully surpassed the most ambitious capital campaign goal in its history, raising a historic $128.5 million as of May 10, 2011.

May 10, 2011

University Names Annual Athletic Awards Dinner in Honor of Pete Carlesimo

The University of Scranton named its annual Athletic Award Dinner in honor of the late Peter A. Carlesimo, who served the University for nearly 25 years as head coach of the football (1944-1950), basketball (1944-1946; 1951-1955) and cross-country (1953-1968) programs and as director of athletics (1953-1968).

May 10, 2011

June Calendar of Events

June 10-12 University of Scranton Alumni Reunion Weekend. Call 1-800-SCRANTON for information or visit www.scrantonalumnicommunity.com.

May 13, 2011

Fulbright Scholars at Scranton Share Cultures

Fulbright Scholars, who are among the most outstanding students in their countries selected to come to the United States to teach their native languages for one year, have served as teaching assistants in The University of Scranton’s in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for the 2011/2100 academic year.

May 05, 2011

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., to Serve as Principal Speaker at 2011 Undergraduate Commencement

This year’s commencement speaker is already well-known on campus. The University’s Board of Trustees has invited Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., the 24th president of The University of Scranton, to serve as the principal speaker at the 2011 undergraduate commencement on May 29.

May 05, 2011

Three to Receive Honorary Degrees from Scranton

The University of Scranton will confer three honorary degrees during its 111th Commencement Ceremony for undergraduate students on Sunday, May 29, at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre.

May 02, 2011

Scranton Professor Discusses Civil War Medicine for C-SPAN Broadcast

A lecture by University of Scranton History Professor Kathryn Meier, Ph.D., about “Civil War Medicine” was broadcast nationally this weekend by C-SPAN.

May 02, 2011

Change to University of Scranton May Art Exhibit

The “25th Annual Student Exhibition” will remain on display in the Hope Horn Gallery from May 1 to May 13, in place of the planned student photography club exhibit.

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