University Announces September Events

August 12, 2015

Sept. 10           5:30 p.m. Hoban Lecture “The U.S. Role in the World: Challenges and Responsibilities” by Senator George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and author of “The Negotiator: A Memoir,” presented by the Schemel Forum the Lackawanna Bar Association. Book signing to follow. Elm Park United Methodist Church. Free. Reservation requested. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Sept. 11           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring Professor Cunningham and His Old School. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Sept. 14 through Oct. 9        Art exhibit: “(Im)Perfect Specimen: Photographs by Lisa Hinkle.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Sept. 15           11 a.m. Volunteer Fair for area nonprofit agencies offering volunteer opportunities for students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-7429 or email ellen.judge@scranton.edu.

Sept. 17           noon  Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Mark Rothko: Immigrant, Artist, Pioneer” presented by Annie Cohen-Solal, Ph.D., cultural historian, writer and professor of American studies at Université de Caen. Book signing to follow. McDonnell Room, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Sept. 18           10 a.m. Dedication of the University’s new building on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street. Tours follow dedication. Free. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

Sept. 18-20     The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2015. Various campus locations. Call 570-941-4222 or email familyweekend@scranton.edu.

Sept. 18-20, 25-27      8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket” by Peter Parnell, presented by The University of Scranton Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

Sept. 19           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band and Concert Choir with special guests Wycliffe Gordon, trombone, and Loren Schoenberg, saxophone. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Sept. 21           7 p.m. Ignatian Values in Action Lecture: “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the U.S.” by author Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 570-941-4399 or email rebecca.haggerty@scranton.edu.

Sept. 22          7 p.m. Dorothy Day Commemoration movie screening: “Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6631 or email phillip.yevics@scranton.edu.

Sept. 26          8:45 a.m. Schemel Forum “University for a Day.” Topics discussed: “Remember that Old New York Was Once New Amsterdam: The Dutch Roots of American Pluralism;” “The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of our Constitutional Republic;” “Wright Spaces: Citizenship Learning in Liquid Times;” and “Suis-Je Charlie? The Rhetoric of Solidarity in Civic Responses to 21st Century Terrorism.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $25. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Sept. 30          7 p.m. Dorothy Day Commemoration lecture: “Encounters with Dorothy Day” presented by Robert Ellsberg, editor of the published diaries and letters of Ms. Day and former editor of the Catholic Worker. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6631 or email phillip.yevics@scranton.edu.

Sept. 30          7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring
Matt Hoffman, vibraphonist. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

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