University Announces Spring Calendar of Events

January 28, 2015

Feb. 4             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring pianist Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Feb. 7             1:30 p.m. Northeast Pennsylvania Brain Bee sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at The University of Scranton.  PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-4324 or email robert.waldeck@scranton.edu.

Feb. 8             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “7th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert” featuring David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Feb. 9 through Mar. 13        Art exhibit: “Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary” drawings, paintings, and objects by inmates of penitentiaries in six states. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Feb. 11            5 p.m. Black History Month Event “Soul Food Dinner.” Office of Multicultural Affairs and Elm Park Family Life Ministries will offer a full meal of authentic traditional southern cuisine and a guest speaker. Elm Park Church, 712 Linden Street. Free. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Call 570-941-5904 or email paul.porter@scranton.edu.

Feb. 11            7 p.m. International Film Series: “The Big City” by director Satyajit Ray. Discussion will follow showing of the film from India. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6330 or email sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu.

Feb. 17            7 p.m. Cultural and Conversation: “In Defense of Self-Defense: The Black Panther Party in History and Memory” featuring Yohuru Williams, Ph.D., professor of history, Fairfield University. Loyola Science Center, PNC Auditorium. Free. Call 570-941-5904 or email paul.porter@scranton.edu.

Feb. 21            9:30 a.m. “Ignite: Student Leadership Conference.” Leadership development program open to northeast Pennsylvania college students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. $25 fee for non-University of Scranton students includes program materials, refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-6233 or visit www.scranton.edu/leadership.

Feb. 21            Noon. Exercise Science “7th Annual Healthy Heart Fair.” Mall at Steamtown. Free. Call 570-941-4059 or email jessica.bachman@scranton.edu.

Feb. 26           11:30 a.m. “Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry” honoring Sr. Peggy O’Neill, S.C., director of Centro Arte para la Paz (Center of Arts for Peace). Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7500 or email tara.seely@scranton.edu

Feb. 27           noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “American Foreign Policy: Is History a Useful Guide?” presented by Fredrik Logevall, Ph.D., professor of history and vice provost for international affairs, Cornell University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall.  Registration required, fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Feb. 27           5 p.m. Exhibit lecture: “Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary” presented by Phyllis Kornfeld, guest curator and author. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Feb. 28           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band with guest soloist Eddie Barbash. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Mar. 2             Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “The Causes and Resolutions of National and Ethnic Conflicts: A Global Review” presented by Brendan O’Leary, Ph.D., lauder professor of political science, University of Pennsylvania. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Mar. 6             7 p.m. Ang Lee Film Series: Three Decades of Fearlessness, “The Life of Pi.” Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7643 or email ann.pang-white@scranton.edu.

Mar. 10           5 p.m. 20th Anniversary of the 14th Decree on the Status of Women. Event examines the impact of the document and includes remarks by University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. and Fairfield University President Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6194 or email justine.johnson@scranton.edu.

Mar. 11           Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “The Arab Spring: Why Did It Happen and Where Is It Headed?” presented by Philip Khoury, Ph.D., associate provost, Ford International, professor of history, MIT. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Mar. 11           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: Recital featuring The University of Scranton Performance Music students. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Mar. 18           Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “De-Coding Putin” presented by Jill Dougherty, public policy fellow at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Mar. 22           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring organist Christopher Johnson. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Mar. 25           7 p.m. International Film Series: “Shadow Magic” by director Ann Hu. Discussion will follow showing of the Chinese film. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6330 or email sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu.

Mar. 26           11 a.m. Empty Place at the Table exhibit. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6194 or email justine.johnson@scranton.edu.

Mar. 28           9 a.m. Preview Day for accepted students to the University’s class of 2019. Various locations on campus. Call 570-941-7540 or email eileen.siock@scranton.edu.

Mar. 28-29     3 p.m. International Conference on Asian Studies: “Taiwan and China in Global Context.” PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free conference presentations; fees for lunch and dinner. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Mar. 28           7:30 p.m. Performance: Taipei Folk Dance Theatre presented in conjunction with the International Conference on Asian Studies. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University. Free. Call 570-941-7643 or email ann.pang-white@scranton.edu.

Mar. 29           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” a combined concert featuring The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra and The University of Scranton Singers. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

April 8            5:30 p.m. Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series: “Mongolia: History, Culture and Transformation” panel discussion. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

April 9            8 a.m. 5th Annual Conference on Aging. Presentations led by academic and industry professionals about best practices and new research findings that promote healthy aging and care for elders. Conference will have a professional track and a track for the general public/elder care providers. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Fees vary. Call 570-941-5860 or email herbert.hauser@scranton.edu.

April 9-12       8 p.m.  Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Theatre: “God’s Ear” by Jenny Schwartz; directed by Jose Zayas and presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

April 11          7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Caleb Hudson, trumpet, and Amanda Hudson, trombonist. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

April 13 through May 1       Art exhibit: “Intricacies of the Feminine Spirit: Ceramics by Nannette Burti.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

April 13, 15, 16, 17     7:30 p.m. East German Film Festival: “World War 1: A Cold World Perspective.” Four remarkable films on the subject of the World War 1. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

April 14          7 p.m. Earth Month Film: “Taking Root.” Loyola Science Center, PNC Auditorium. Free. Call 570-941-6194 or email justine.johnson@scranton.edu.

April 15          8:30 a.m. Kane Competition in physics/engineering for high school students. Byron Complex. Registration required. Call 570-941-7509 or email nancy.laffey@scranton.edu.

April 17          Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “A Brief History of the Jews: From Abraham to Scranton” presented by David Myers, Ph.D., professor of Jewish history and chair of the history department, UCLA. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

April 17          Day long Computer Programming Contest for high school students. Loyola Science Center. Registration required. Call 570-941-7774 or email robert.mccloskey@scranton.edu.

April 17          5 p.m. Exhibit lecture: “Intricacies of the Feminine Spirit: Ceramics by Nannette Burti” presented by Nannette Burti, exhibiting artist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

April 20          4:30 p.m. Math Integration Bee. Calculus based competition for both high school and college divisions. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Registration required. Call 570-941-6580 or email stacey.muir@scranton.edu.

April 21          11 a.m. Earth Day Fair with interactive games, presentations and information related to the environment and sustainable practices. Free. DeNaples Center Patio. Call 570-941-7520.

April 21          7 p.m. International Film Series: “East-West” by director Regis Wargnier. Discussion will follow showing of the French/Russian film. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6330 or email sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu.

April 22          7 p.m. Earth Day Evening of Environmental Science. University student-run interactive science experiments, displays, astronomy observation and exhibit of University of Scranton/Pennsylvania American Water Art & Essay Contest submissions. Free. Loyola Science Center. Call 570-941-7520.

April 23          5 p.m. Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally. Dionne Green. Free. Call 570-941-6194 or email justine.johnson@scranton.edu.

April 25          7:30 a.m. Schemel Forum Bus Trip to New York City: The Cloisters and Museum of Modern Art. $80 reservation required. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

April 25          4 p.m. Holi: The Indian Festival of Color. Dionne Green, campus. Free. Call 570-941-5904 or email paul.porter@scranton.edu.

April 25-26    9 a.m. Saturday; noon Sunday. Book sale benefitting Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

April 25          7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “32nd Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert” featuring two new works by composer/conductor Brian McWhorter performed by The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. Houlihan-McLean Center.  Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

April 29          Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Soft Power for Hard Times” presented by William Kiehl, Ed.D., president and CEO, PD Worldwide International Consultants. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

April 30-May 2         8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Theatre: “New Plays Festival” University Players in conjunction with Marywood University’s School of Architecture. Location TBA. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

April 30-May 2         8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Liva Arts Company presents “RENT.” Elm Park Methodist Church Sanctuary, 712 Linden Street. Ticket prices vary and are sold at the door. Call 570-941-7401 or email ronald.mckinney@scranton.edu.

May 1-2          7:30 p.m. Conference on the Second Vatican Council held in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its closing. Keynote speaker, Rev. Joseph Komonchak, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Catholic University of American. Saturday events consist of sessions exploring themes of the Council and impact on the Diocese of Scranton. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free with reservations required for    Saturday. Call 570-941-7729 or email cyrus.olsen@scranton.edu.

May 2             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

May 4 through May 15        Art exhibit: “The University of Scranton Student Exhibition.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

May 7             7 p.m. Judaic Studies Lecture: “The Church and the Jews, Fifty Years after Vatican II.” David Berger, Ph.D., Yeshiva University and Philip Cunningham, Ph.D., St. Joseph’s University will discuss changes that have taken place in Catholic-Jewish relations as a result of Nostra Aetate. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7401 or email marc.shapiro@scranton.edu.

May 8             5 p.m. Exhibit reception: “The University of Scranton Student Exhibition.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

May 9             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band and alumni guest soloists. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

May 12           7 p.m. International Film Series: “The Visitor” by directory Tom McCarthy. Discussion will follow showing of the American film about immigration. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6330 or email sharon.finnerty@scranton.edu.

May 15           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Pre-Commencement Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band, Singers, and String Ensemble. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

May 30           10:45 a.m. Graduate Degree Commencement. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

May 30           4 p.m. Commencement Baccalaureate Mass. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

May 31           Noon. Undergraduate Commencement. Mohegan Sun Area at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

Schemel Forum Courses:

Thursdays Feb. 19, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26   6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “Not Demons, But Genies: Leonardo and His World” presented by Josephine Dunn, Ph.D., professor of art history, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Tuesdays Mar. 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21    6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “The Book of Kells and its World 600-900 CE” presented by Michael Knies, special collections librarian/associate professor, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu

Wednesdays April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20    6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “Women, Race and Religion in Latin America” presented by Lee Penyak, Ph.D., professor of history, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

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