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Schemel Forum Addresses Demagoguery in Politics image
Student
Apr 30, 2019

Schemel Forum Addresses Demagoguery in Politics

Citizens “ought to triumph not by frightening his opponent but beating him fairly in logical argument” – Rhetoric of Demagoguery discussed.

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Staff
Apr 30, 2019

Meg Cullen Brown Magis Award - May

Congratulations to our May winner - Kathleen Mehall!

Save the Date: 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY image
General
Apr 30, 2019

Save the Date: 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY

Save the date for the 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY in October 2019.

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Alumni
Apr 30, 2019

Life as an International Jesuit Volunteer in Peru

Luis Melgar '18 writes about his time as an International Jesuit Volunteer in Andahuaylillas, Peru.

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Faculty
Apr 30, 2019

Introducing Our Library Faculty: Kelly Banyas

Kelly joined the Library faculty in June 2017 as the Research & Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences and has recently transitioned to the Research & Instruction Librarian for Student Success on Jan. 2, 2019. Frank Conserette (FC), editor of Information Update, recently interviewed Kelly (KB).

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Staff
Apr 30, 2019

Late Night Finals Breakfast Volunteer Request

Please consider volunteering at the 19th Annual Late Night Finals Breakfast on Monday, May 13 from 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. 

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General
Apr 29, 2019

Great Commons Ball Roll Winners

Thanks to the University community for all your support to make the Campus Ministries’ ISP Great Commons Ball Roll event a huge success!! 

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Student
Apr 26, 2019

CHEW's Stress Less Week

The Center for Health Education and Wellness’ Peer Health Educators will be hosting Stress Less Week May 6-May 13.

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Faculty
Apr 26, 2019

Clinical Liaison Nurse Partnership Hosts Lecture

Clinical Liaison Nurse Academic Practice Partnership and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine host lecture by Paul Feuerstadt, M.D.

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Community
Apr 26, 2019

Scranton Players Present ‘The Porches Project,’ Collaborative Theater Experience

The University of Scranton Players will present “The Porches Project,” a collaborative theater experience, May 3-5.

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Student
Apr 24, 2019

Represent your Country at the Annual Festival of Nations

We still looking for more countries to be represented at our 11th Annual Festival of Nations on Friday, May 3 from 3-5:00 p.m.

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Student
Apr 24, 2019

Submit a Family Ad for the Yearbook

Each year the staff of the Windhover, the University of Scranton's yearbook, reaches out to senior families to create a "Family Ad."

Professor's Upcoming Book: Suffrage: The Epic Struggle for Women’s Right to Vote image
Faculty
Apr 24, 2019

Professor's Upcoming Book: Suffrage: The Epic Struggle for Women’s Right to Vote

Susan Poulson writes about her upcoming book in the latest issue of the Latin American and Women's Studies newsletter.

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Staff
Apr 24, 2019

UPDATED DATE: Home Improvement Barbecue for All Staff, May 9

The Staff Senate Development Committee invites you to the 5th annual Home Improvement Barbecue for All Staff on Thursday, May 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the John Joyce Maintenance Building.

Health Informatics Professor Presents at Conference image
Faculty
Apr 23, 2019

Health Informatics Professor Presents at Conference

The University of Scranton’s Beth Elias, Ph.D., brought health informatics expertise to leading international conference.

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Student
Apr 23, 2019

Students Speak at English Honor Society Convention

University of Scranton students presented at the international convention of the national honor society in English Sigma Tau Delta.

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Community
Apr 23, 2019

Trump and Middle East Peace Process Discussed

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt Daniel Kurtzer will present the Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute spring lecture May 7.

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Student
Apr 23, 2019

Student Awarded Prestigious Chemistry Fellowship

St. John Whittaker, a junior majoring in biochemistry, environmental science, and philosophy, is one of 12 students nationwide to receive a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry. 

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Student
Apr 23, 2019

Phi Epsilon Kappa Donation to Leahy Clinic

Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK) presented the Leahy Community Health and Family Center with a donation of $1,200 at the Volunteer Appreciation Event.

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Student
Apr 23, 2019

Volunteer Appreciation Event Reflection

The Leahy Community Health and Family Center hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Event on April 8th, 2019 for all University of Scranton students who volunteer in the center.

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General
Apr 23, 2019

Royals 5.06k Run/Walk Registration

A Royal event for all ages! On Saturday, May 4, alumni, parents and friends are welcome to join the University community in a 5K walk/run as we celebrate our Day of Giving during 5.06 Weekend.

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Student
Apr 23, 2019

Art Gallery Lecture Features Maslow Collection

Ryan Ward, curator of The Maslow Collection, discussed pieces from the collection that were exhibited at Hope Horn Gallery earlier in April.

New Compositions by Alex Nguyen to Premiere May 4  image
Community
Apr 23, 2019

New Compositions by Alex Nguyen to Premiere May 4

The 36th World Premiere Composition Series Concert on May 4 will feature two new works by Alex Nguyen.

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Community
Apr 18, 2019

American Creed Political Dialogue

On April 15, 2019, The University of Scranton convened a Political Dialogue in partnership with the Albright Memorial Library.

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Community
Apr 18, 2019

Weinberg Memorial Library to Hold Book Sale

Book prices begin at 50 cents at the University’s Weinberg Memorial Library Annual Book, Plant and Tag Sale set for April 27-28.

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Community
Apr 17, 2019

Global Tastes of Scranton Held for Sold-Out Crowd

The fourth Global Tastes of Scranton event took place on Sunday, April 7, 2019, for a sold-out crowd of over 200 guests.

Updates on Retired KSOM Faculty image
Faculty
Apr 17, 2019

Updates on Retired KSOM Faculty

What are some of the retired KSOM faculty up to? Read on!

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Staff
Apr 17, 2019

Staff Communication Symposium

The Staff Senate and the Office of Human Resources are honored to invite faculty and staff to The University of Scranton Communication Symposium that will be taking place on Tuesday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Henry George Lecture Discusses Issues with Media image
Student
Apr 16, 2019

Henry George Lecture Discusses Issues with Media

Economist discusses “Media Power: Measuring the Influence of News Media on Politics” at The University’ Henry George Seminar on campus.

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Student
Apr 16, 2019

Boston College Law Degree Affiliation Established

The University of Scranton and Boston College Law School enter an early admissions agreement.

Scranton Alumna Receives Arrupe Award image
Alumni
Apr 16, 2019

Scranton Alumna Receives Arrupe Award

The Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry presented to Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D.

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General
Apr 16, 2019

Executive in Residence Program Offers Industry Insight and Career Advice

This is Kania’s Executive in Residence program, which commenced in Fall 2013 and has featured 29 participants thus far.

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General
Apr 16, 2019

Be the Match Event, May 2 and 3!

The University of Scranton Nursing Honor Society is hosting a Be the Match Event on first floor DeNaples in front of the elevators on May 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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General
Apr 16, 2019

Good Friday Power Shut Down - DeNaples Center

On Good Friday, April 19, 2019, from 6 a.m. to 12 noon the electrical power to the DeNaples Center will be shut off.

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Staff
Apr 16, 2019

Staff Special Training Opportunity

The Office of Human Resources, in collaboration with The Staff Senate Professional Development Committee, is providing resources and guidance on Understanding and Managing Escalating Behavior in the Workplace.

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General
Apr 16, 2019

Humanitarianism Conference, June 14

Registration is now open for the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) conference from June 14-16 on the University of Scranton campus.

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Community
Apr 16, 2019

University Remembers Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

Poems by Mary Oliver, who passed away in January, will be read by University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., and others at an April 23 event.

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General
Apr 15, 2019

Applications for Diversity Initiative Review Board

As we welcome the fresh air of spring, the Office of Equity and Diversity is pleased to invite faculty, staff and students to be creative in a diverse way! 

Violinist Kako Miura to Perform April 26-27 image
Community
Apr 12, 2019

Violinist Kako Miura to Perform April 26-27

Acclaimed violinist Kako Miura will perform Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at the University.

Inaugural Social and Digital Media Conference Set image
Community
Apr 11, 2019

Inaugural Social and Digital Media Conference Set

The inaugural Social and Digital Media Conference will take place on Tuesday, April 30, in the DeNaples Center on campus.

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General
Apr 10, 2019

University Announces May Events

The following is a list of University of Scranton events that are open to the public for May 2019.

Global Insights Presents: Bangladesh image
Student
Apr 10, 2019

Global Insights Presents: Bangladesh

Join us for the next Global Insights lunch and learn featuring Scranton students and their family members.

Join the Ride, Physical Therapy Fundraiser image
General
Apr 10, 2019

Join the Ride, Physical Therapy Fundraiser

University of Scranton Physical Therapy students will be embarking on a PT service trip to provide care to the people of Guatemala.

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General
Apr 10, 2019

HOLI! Indian Festival of Colors 2019

Indian Cuisine, Dance Performance, Henna Tattoos, Free T-Shirts and Sunglasses. Please join us in celebrating community spirit, welcoming the coming of spring, and learn about Indian culture. Free and open to the public.

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General
Apr 10, 2019

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar, April 30

The United Kingdom's Holocaust Memorial, under construction, raises challenging questions about human behavior. It aims both to remember and to encourage reflection on the lessons of the past among British citizens and visitors of all nationalities.

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General
Apr 10, 2019

HRH Taskforce Day of Prayer

The Taskforce on Healing, Reconciliation, and Hope invited the University community to a day of prayer on April 3.

Life, Death and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection image
General
Apr 10, 2019

Life, Death and Memory: Art and Artifacts from the Passionist China Collection

The Heritage Room is hosting an exhibit on art and artifacts from the Passionist China Collection.

Lithuania Focus of Nathan Lecture image
Community
Apr 10, 2019

Lithuania Focus of Nathan Lecture

“Lithuania: Traditional and Modern Nation” will be discussed at the Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series on April 30.

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Community
Apr 10, 2019

Mannes School Brass Orchestra to Perform April 14

Performance Music to host Mannes School Brass Orchestra concert with The University of Scranton Singers on Sunday, April 14.

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Student
Apr 09, 2019

60 Minutes Producer and Alumna Speaks on Campus

Emmy Award-winning 60 Minutes producer and Scranton Alumna Nicole Young returns to campus to speak at Community Breakfast.

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Student
Apr 09, 2019

Curious? Industrious? Have we got a job for you!

The University Players/Academic Theatre Program is currently seeking applicants for Federal Workstudy positions in the McDade Center for Literary & Performing Arts theatre spaces for the 2019/20 Academic Year.

 TIAA Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions  image
Staff
Apr 09, 2019

TIAA Individual Retirement Counseling Sessions

These sessions will provide you the opportunity to meet with a representative confidentially to review and discuss your current investments, ask questions and review options to help you meet your retirement goals.

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Faculty
Apr 09, 2019

University Names New Dean of KSOM

University President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J, announced Sam Beldona, Ph.D., as dean of the Kania School of Management effective July 1.

America Magazine Editors Speak at Campus Ministries' Theology on Tap  image
Student
Apr 09, 2019

America Magazine Editors Speak at Campus Ministries' Theology on Tap

On Friday, April 6, the Office of Campus Ministries sponsored its final Theology on Tap of the academic year.

The Annual Great Commons Ball Roll 2019 image
Student
Apr 09, 2019

The Annual Great Commons Ball Roll 2019

There is only one event each year that attracts students, faculty, staff, and community members alike to watch 5,000 tennis balls roll down the University Commons.

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Community
Apr 08, 2019

Challenges of Undocumented Immigrants, State of Scranton

Listen to Scranton's Tracey M. Hubbard, Esq., the only lawyer in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties who specializes in immigration, speak on challenges undocumented immigrants in our area face at the State of Scranton seminar on Tuesday, April 16.

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Student
Apr 08, 2019

Club Fundraising Opportunity on 5.06!

Join us for Scranton's annual day of giving, on Monday, May 6 to raise immediate funds for your club.

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Student
Apr 08, 2019

June Program in Spain

SPAN 184 (CF, D; 3 credits) will be from June 2 to June 22. No previous experience with the language is required.

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Staff
Apr 08, 2019

Vote TODAY for Staff Senate

Tonight is the deadline to vote for Staff Senate.

Environmental Art Show, April 10-24 image
General
Apr 08, 2019

Environmental Art Show, April 10-24

The 9th Annual Environmental Art Show will be held in the Heritage Room of the Library (5th floor) from April 10 to April 24.

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General
Apr 08, 2019

Schemel Forum Programs, April 8 and May 2

Two Schemel Forum programs will take place in the coming weeks. Find out more below!

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Student
Apr 08, 2019

Meet the Student Government Cabinet

The breakdown of Student Government includes a student senate and executive positions.

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Student
Apr 05, 2019

NASCAR Day

On Tuesday, April 2, the Business Club and Marketing Society sponsored the second annual NASCAR Day on campus.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, April 10 and 11 image
General
Apr 04, 2019

American Red Cross Blood Drive, April 10 and 11

Campus Ministries' Center for Service & Social Justice is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive on campus on Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the John Long Center.

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Faculty
Apr 04, 2019

Spanish Professor Receives NEH Grant

Dr. Ana Ugarte (World Languages and Cultures) has received the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for her project "Health Humanities Concentration and Community Based Learning at The University of Scranton."

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Student
Apr 04, 2019

Urban Beats Crew Final Showcase, April 13

The Urban Beats Crew hip-hop dance team will have their final showcase performance on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Byron Center! 

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General
Apr 04, 2019

Suicide Awareness Speaker, April 4

The Peer Health Educators of the Center for Health Education and Wellness and the Counseling Center will be hosting Andrew Omnimus from the Minding Your Mind organization to speak of his resilience and comeback as a collegiate athlete after injury and suicidal thoughts.

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General
Apr 04, 2019

Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar, April 8

A crucial attribute of political leadership, we're often told, is empathy- understanding the thoughts and feelings of others, including opponents, and being able to see the world through their eyes.

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Community
Apr 04, 2019

Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence Open

University opens Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence Executive Hub as part of regional initiative to serve individuals with ASD.

Alumni Blues Doctors to Perform with Jazz Band image
Community
Apr 04, 2019

Alumni Blues Doctors to Perform with Jazz Band

Alumni Blues Doctors will perform with the University Jazz Band on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center.

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General
Apr 03, 2019

The Scranton Journal is Here!

The spring 2019 issue of The Scranton Journal is here.

A Taste of Scranton: April 12 in Collegiate Hall image
Student
Apr 03, 2019

A Taste of Scranton: April 12 in Collegiate Hall

Want to sample local pizza, Italian ice, build your own cannoli, and paint whatever your heart desires?!

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Staff
Apr 03, 2019

Lenten Devotional by Rev. Rick Malloy, S.J.

The Lenten Daily Devotional is a project of The Jesuit Center in partnership with University Advancement.

The Refugees Among Us, A Simulation image
Student
Apr 03, 2019

The Refugees Among Us, A Simulation

Although there are pictures and videos of refugee camps and the situations surrounding resettlement, these cannot completely convey the reality of life in a refugee camp.

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Community
Apr 03, 2019

Community Breakfast Speaker and Alumna Discusses Child Hunger

The University of Scranton's Spring 2019 Community Breakfast featured alumna Nicole Young, Emmy Award-winning producer of "60 Minutes."

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Alumni
Apr 03, 2019

Scranton Day Of Service Returns

Alumni to serve their communities throughout the nation.

Service Comes In All Shapes And Sizes: A Personal Reflection image
Student
Apr 03, 2019

Service Comes In All Shapes And Sizes: A Personal Reflection

Students serve others on Domestic Outreach Service Trip.

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Alumni
Apr 02, 2019

New Post-Graduate Certificate Offered at Scranton

Applications being accepted for the inaugural class of the new Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study.

University Announces 5.06 Regional Happy Hours, 5.06Ks image
Alumni
Apr 02, 2019

University Announces 5.06 Regional Happy Hours, 5.06Ks

Mark your calendar for these 5.06 Weekend events.

University To Hold Day At The Races At Monmouth Park June 23 image
Alumni
Apr 02, 2019

University To Hold Day At The Races At Monmouth Park June 23

Alumni to gather at racetrack.

Research Presented at Psychological Assoc. Meeting image
Student
Apr 02, 2019

Research Presented at Psychological Assoc. Meeting

University of Scranton students, faculty and alumni presented at psychological association annual meeting in March

Choosing Education: Professor Maria Squire '00 image
Faculty
Apr 02, 2019

Choosing Education: Professor Maria Squire '00

The Times-Tribune features Maria Squire, Ph.D. '00 in a recent story about the education sector in Scranton.

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Community
Apr 02, 2019

Royal for a Day Dance Clinic

The University of Scranton Dance Team will be hosting the first annual Royal for a Day Dance Clinic. Children in grades K-8 are invited and encouraged to come to the University of Scranton for the Dance Clinic.

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Staff
Apr 02, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion Lunch and Learn

Please join the Office of Equity and Diversity for Part II of D+I = A Better U! Lunch & Learn on April 23 at 12 p.m. in DeNaples 406.

'Food. Health. Planet. The Connection!' Lecture image
General
Apr 02, 2019

'Food. Health. Planet. The Connection!' Lecture

Thursday, April 4th (6pm, Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall): Lecture by J. Morris Hicks "Food. Health. Planet. The Connection!" followed by a book signing. 

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Student
Apr 02, 2019

Club Office Hiring Interns

Looking for an internship? Need to bulk up your resume? The club office has openings 2019-2020 academic year.

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Student
Apr 02, 2019

Glow Prom, April 6

Glow Prom will be taking place on Saturday, April 6 in Collegiate Hall from 8:00-10:30 p.m.

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Student
Apr 02, 2019

Souper Heroes Every Thursday During Lent

Each Thursday during Lent, students can take part in SoupEr Heroes on the First Floor of DeNaples.

'There is Just Us': Service Trip Reflection image
Student
Apr 02, 2019

'There is Just Us': Service Trip Reflection

“There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’. There is just us.” These are the words of Father Greg Boyle that will be engraved in my heart forever along with the countless stories of the people I encountered during my Domestic Outreach Service Trip in Los Angeles, California.

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Alumni
Apr 02, 2019

Alumni Class Notes, April 2019

Share your story with your Royal family.

Students: Vote For Teacher of the Year Award image
Student
Apr 01, 2019

Students: Vote For Teacher of the Year Award

Attention graduating seniors: Vote for the 2019 University of Scranton Teacher of the Year Award.

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Student
Apr 01, 2019

University Students Learn to “Start Smart”

Scranton students participate in workshop to learn salary negotiation skills. The workshop was offered by The Jane Kopas Women’s Center.

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