University Announces Spring Semester Public Events

January 26, 2016

Feb. 3             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Solo Piano Recital” featuring Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Feb. 5 through March 11     Art Exhibit: “Andersonville and Florence Prisons: The Ezra Hoyt Ripple Memoir” by Civil War illustrator James Taylor. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Feb. 5             5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “Andersonville and Florence Prisons: The Ezra Hoyt Ripple Memoir” presented by Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director of the Hope Horn Gallery. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Feb. 12            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Pipe Organ/French Horn Recital” featuring David Ball on organ and Trevor Nuckols on French horn. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Feb. 16            6:30 p.m. Spoken Word Poetry Performance by Javon Johnson, Ph.D., “And Your Kids Will Be Painted Black,” presented as part of the University’s Black History Month events. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-5904 or email multicultural@scranton.edu.

Feb. 20           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. 23           7 p.m. Film: “The Mask You Live In,” presented as part of the University’s Black History Month events. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-5904 or email multicultural@scranton.edu.

 Feb. 24           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “The Sleep-Dealer” USA/Mexico. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4317 or email susan.mendez@scranton.edu.

 Feb. 27           1 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. 27           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Mar. 2             noon Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “What’s Happening to Civil Society in America?” presented by Michael Edwards, distinguished senior fellow, DEMOS New York City. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Mar. 4-6 and 11-13    8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 pm. Sunday Performance: “Big Fish” by John August, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, presented by The University of Scranton Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

Mar. 5              11 a.m. Workshop: “3rd Annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.” A day of communal editing to create and improve Wikipedia articles on women. Rooms 305 and 306, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free. Call 570-941-6133 or email colleen.farry@scranton.edu.

Mar. 9             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “General Recital” featuring The University of Scranton student musicians. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Mar. 13           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “8th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert” featuring The Joseph Boga Octet. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Mar. 15           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “The Golden Dream” Mexico, 2013. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4317 or email susan.mendez@scranton.edu.

Mar. 16           noon Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Can it Possibly Get Worse for Europe and the Middle East? An Update on the Refugee Crisis and the Thick Fog of Fundamentalism” by Peter Zilahy, award winning Hungarian author. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Mar. 19            8:30 a.m. Scranton’s Ready to Run Northeast Pennsylvania Program “Wanted – More Women Candidates” part one. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7420 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

Apr. 1              5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and the Office of Community and Government Relations Collaborative Program: “An Age of Anxiety: A Roundtable” moderated by Julie Schumacher Cohen and Sondra Myers, The University of Scranton, with Michael Greenberger, law professor and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Free. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Apr. 1 through 29     Art Exhibit: “Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Apr. 1              5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak” presented by Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D, director of the Hope Horn Gallery. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Apr. 2             9 a.m. Preview Day for accepted students to The University of Scranton’s class of 2020. Various locations on campus. Call 570-941-7540 or email eileen.siock@scranton.edu.

Apr. 2             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: joint concert by 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.

Apr. 4             noon Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series in collaboration with The Commonwealth Medical College: “Please Pay Attention (it could change your brain): Insights into how Mindfulness Helps Us Change Our Habits” presented by Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., director of research at the Center for Mindfulness and associate professor in medicine and psychiatry at UMass Medical School. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Apr. 9             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring violinist Kako Miura. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Apr. 13           TBA. Environmental Spring Symposium. McIlhenny Ballroom, The DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

Apr. 14           noon Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Series: “History at the End of the World” presented by Rosalind Williams, Ph.D., Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science of Technology, MIT. McIlhenny Ballroom, The DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

April  15-22    Earth Day Art Show. Display of environmental art work submitted by faculty, staff, students and members of the local community. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free. Call 570-941-6793 or email george.auliso@scranton.edu.

Apr. 16           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.

Apr. 18          5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum with Scranton’s 150th Anniversary Committee and the Office of Community and Government Relations Collaborative Program: “Scranton’s Future: What’s Next? A Symposium” moderated by Sondra Myers. Reception to follow. The Forum, Leahy Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Apr. 19           11 a.m. Earth Day Fair with interactive games, presentations and information related to the environment and sustainable practices. Rain Date April 21. Free. DeNaples Center Patio. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

Apr. 20           8:30 a.m. Kane Competition in physics/engineering for high school students. Byron Complex. Registration required. Call 570-941-7509 or email elizabeth.chalk@scranton.edu.

Apr. 20           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “La Batalla de los Invisibles” Mexico, 2010. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4317 or email susan.mendez@scranton.edu.

April  21         6 p.m. Earth Day “Evening of Environmental Science” with University student-run interactive science experiments and exhibit of University of Scranton Earth Day Essay Contest submissions. Free. Loyola Science Center. Call 570-941-7669 or email stan.zygmunt@scranton.edu

Apr. 22            2 p.m. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration “Holi: The Indian Festival of Color.” Dionne Green. Free. Call 570-941-5904 or email delicia.alarcon@scranton.edu.

Apr. 23           9 a.m. Schemel Forum with the English/Theater and Education Departments Collaborative Program: “Shakespeare Lives! A Festival” plenary address by Cary Mazer, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania with presentations by scholars, teachers and performers from Northeastern Pennsylvania. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. $25. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Apr. 23           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “33rd Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert” featuring the premieres of two new works by composer/conductor Nate Sparks performed by The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. Houihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

April 25          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.

Apr. 26            5:30 p.m. 3rd Annual Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

Apr. 28            5 p.m. Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally. Dionne Green. Free. Call 570-941-6194 or email justine.johnson@scranton.edu.

Apr. 28            7:30 p.m. Campus Take Back the Night Speak Out. Alumni Memorial Green. Free. Call 570-941-6194 or email justine.johnson@scranton.edu.

Apr. 29            noon Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Human Rights and Corporate Accountability” presented by Zamira Djabarova, J.D., Bertha Justice Fellow, EarthRights International. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Apr. 29, 30, May 1 and May 6-8      8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday Performance: “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, presented by The University of Scranton Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

Apr. 30-May 1     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.

May 2             5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum with Friends of the Weinberg Library Collaborative Program: “Jay Parini: My Life as a Writer, in Poetry and Prose.” Book signing follows the lecture. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu

May 2 through 13     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 6             4 p.m. 8th Annual Festival of Nations. Dionne Green. Free. Call 570-941-6226 or email res-life@scranton.edu.

May 6             6 p.m. Art 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 7             7:30 a.m. Schemel Forum Bus Trip: The Allure of Bucks County: A “Must” Pennsylvania Destination. $70. Reservation required. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

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

May 11           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Pre-Commencement Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band, Singers, and String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

May 12-14      TBA “New Directors Workshop,” presented by the students from Directing I. Studio Theater, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

May 13            noon Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Shared Paths, Divergent Courses: Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism” presented by David Myers, Ph.D., Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History, UCLA and Hussein Ibish, Ph.D., senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine. McIlhenny Ballroom, The DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

May 21             9 a.m. Scranton’s Ready to Run Northeast Pennsylvania Program “Launching Your Campaign” part two. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7420 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

May 28           10:45 a.m. Graduate Degree Commencement. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

May 28           4 p.m. Commencement Baccalaureate Mass. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

May 29           noon Undergraduate Commencement Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

Schemel Forum Courses

Wednesdays: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 & Mar. 2, 9               6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “21st Century American Literature” presented by Joseph E. Kraus, Ph.D., professor of English and theatre and director of the honors program, 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. 1, 8, 15, 29 & Apr. 5, 12     6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “The American Civil War” presented by Adam Pratt, Ph.D., assistant 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.

Mondays: Apr. 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16    6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “Capitalism versus Democracy?” presented by Matthew Meyer, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, 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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