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    University Announces 2019 Fall Semester Events

    John Willard Raught’s The Glory of Autumn will be featured in a Hope Horn Gallery art exhibit, which is among fall semester events for 2019 planned at the University.
    August 27, 2019

    Sept. 6 through Nov. 8      Art exhibit “John Willard Raught: Beauty Lies Close at Home.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu

    Sept. 6           5 p.m. Art Gallery Lecture: “John Willard Raught: Scranton’s Beloved Artist” presented by Richard Stanislaus, guest curator. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception to follow at 6 p.m. at the Hope Horn Gallery. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 6      7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Dan Ficarri, organist. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 9     5:30 p.m. Asian Studies and the Asian Studies Honor Society present “Asian Moon Festival Celebration Concert” with the renowned New Asia Chamber Music Society based in New York City. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6312 or email ann.pang-white@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 10     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. 14           8:45 a.m. Schemel Forum “University for a Day.” Topics discussed: “Why Environmentalists Should be Republicans, not Liberals;” “Climate Change: What We Can and Must Do About It;” “Sustainability and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy;” and “Endangered Species: An Artist Confronts Climate Change.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $30. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 16           7 p.m. Task Force on Healing, Reconciliation and Hope Lecture: Insights from History and Theology “What does church history teach us about the crisis of clergy sexual abuse? Can prayer and liturgy be a source of healing and courage?” presented by Massimo Faggioli, Ph.D., professor of theology and religious studies, Villanova University, and Rita Ferrone, M.Div., contributing writer for Commonweal magazine. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4546 or email hrhtaskforce@scranton.edu

    Sept. 17           Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar in collaboration with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, The University of Scranton: “Constitution Day 2019: Let’s Act Like the Majority We Are” presented by Lynn Yeakel, director of Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 19      7:30 p.m. Ignatian Values in Action Lecture. Keynote speaker: Stephanie Saldana. Byron Recreational Complex. Free. Call 570-941-4399 or email julee.meketa@scranton.edu.  

    Sept. 20-22                 The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2019. Various campus locations. Call 570-941-4222 or email familyweekend@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 21      7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Family Weekend Concert” featuring The Aaron Diehl Trio with an appearance by The University of Scranton Concert Choir. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 25          Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “Tsars, Commissars and President Putin: Why Russian History is the Key to Understanding Russia Today” presented by Lynne Hartnett, Ph.D., professor of Russian history, Villanova University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu

    Sept. 27-29 & Oct. 4-6                      8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “Antigone” by Sophocles presented by the University Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4353 or email players@scranton.edu.

    Sept. 29          7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Carlos Avila, pianist. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 3         7 p.m. Task Force on Healing, Reconciliation and Hope Lecture: Prevention, Healing and Reconciliation “What structural reforms might help to end the crisis of clergy sexual abuse? How should the Church respond to survivors of abuse?” presented by Michael Vanderburgh, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Dayton, Ohio, and Fr. Thomas Berg, vice rector and professor of moral theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers, New York. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4546 or email hrhtaskforce@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 4         Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “Transcendentalism, Politics and the Civil War” presented by Leonard Gougeon, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Literature, Department of English and Theatre, The University of Scranton. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 5         9 a.m. Scranton’s Ready to Run Northeastern Pennsylvania Program: “Wanted: More Women Like You in Government.” 5th Floor, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 5         5 p.m. Distinguished Author Award Dinner honoring Madeline Miller, who will receive the 2019 Royden B. Davis, S.J. Distinguished Author Award from The University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Reservation required. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 5        7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring Dan Levinson’s Palomar Jazz Band with vocalist Molly Ryan. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 10            8:30 a.m. 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY “Exploring Autism Across the Spectrum: Building Inclusive Communities.” McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free for general public with a fee for registrants interested in CEU credit. Call 570-941-7819 or visit www.scranton.edu/disabilityconference.

    Oct. 10            4:30 p.m. Evening Keynote Presentation by Jeremy Sicile-Kira in conjunction with the 18th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7819 or visit www.scranton.edu/disabilityconference.

    Oct. 10            5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Collaborative Program: “Music and Medicine: Chopin and the Power of Resilience” presented by Richard Kogan, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and artistic director, Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program. Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Reservation required. $30. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 10            6:30 p.m. President’s Business Council 18th Annual Award Dinner honoring JoAnne M. Kuehner H’01, founder, Hope for Haiti, and Carl J. Kuehner ’62, H’11, president, Real Estate Technology Corp., at The Pierre, New York City. Proceeds from the dinner support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund.  Tickets required. Call 570-941-5837 or email PBC@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 17            Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar in collaboration with the Jesuit Center, The University of Scranton: “Religion in the Public Sphere: a Contribution to the Common Good?” presented by Ignacio Sepúlveda del Río, humanities and philosophy faculty member, Loyola Andalucía University, Seville, Spain. Location TBA. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 18            7:30 p.m. 34th Henry George Lecture: “Human Capital, Inequality and Growth” presented by Kevin M. Murphy, Ph.D., George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-4048 or email janice.mecadon@scranton.edu

    Oct. 20            9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. John Long Center. Registration required. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 20            3 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Wil Kellerman, baritone voice. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 23            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “General Recital” featuring The University of Scranton Performance Music student musicians. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Oct. 29            Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “Russian Spring?” presented by Jill Dougherty, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, D.C., and CNN contributor. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 2        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.

    Nov. 3        9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. John Long Center. Registration required. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 7        Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “Impeachment: Is it Still Available?” presented by Morey Myers, L.L.B., of counsel, Myers, Brier and Kelly. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 9        7:45 a.m. Schemel Forum bus trip to New York City. $150. Registration required by Oct. 12. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 15           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.

    Nov. 15-17 & 22-24      8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “Men on Boats” by Jaclyn Backhaus presented by The University Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4353 or email players@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 21-23                  8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” presented by Liva Arts Company. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. $5. Call 570-941-7401 or email bailey.mclaughlin@scranton.edu.

    Nov. 23           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “The Vaclav Nelhybel Centennial Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band with special guests. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Dec. 4        Noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “Reckoning with Contested History as an Essential Part of Sustaining Democracy” presented by Liz Sevcenko, director of the Rutgers Newark Humanities Action Lab. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Dec. 7         8 p.m. (Prelude begins at 7 p.m.) Performance Music: “52nd Annual Noel Night” featuring The University of Scranton Singers and Chamber Ensembles. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Dec. 15           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert” featuring Ken McGraw with Brass and Ivory. Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission: one new unwrapped toy, new toiletry items or a monetary donation. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

    Schemel Forum Courses

    Mondays: Sept. 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7, 21, 28          6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “Dwight David Eisenhower and the American Century” presented by Sean Brennan, Ph.D., associate professor of history, The University of Scranton. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Tuesdays: Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22            6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “Threats to Democracy in Our Time” presented by Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, The University of Scranton. Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

    Thursdays: Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31        6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “Paleolithic Cave Painting in Europe: The Origin of Human Consciousness” presented by Harmar Brereton, M.D., Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

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