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    University Announces Spring Events

    The University of Scranton announces calendar of events for the spring semester.
    January 28, 2020

    Feb. 1  1 p.m. 20th Annual Northeast PA Brain Bee sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at The University of Scranton. Snow date Feb. 8. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-4324 or email robert.waldeck@scranton.edu.

     

    Feb. 7 through Mar. 6   Art Exhibit: “Sharon Cosgrove: A Change of Vision.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

     

    Feb. 7  7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet, and Rossano Sportiello, piano. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

     

    Feb. 7  5 p.m. Art Gallery Lecture: “A Change of Vision” presented by Sharon Cosgrove, exhibiting artist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception to follow at the Hope Horn Gallery. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

     

    Feb. 14  noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “How to Save Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism” presented by Alex Thier, founder of Triple Helix, a strategic consulting and advisory firm and senior associate at Overseas Development Institute in London. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

     

    Feb. 18  noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “Covering Crisis as a Woman” presented by University of Scranton alumna Nicole Young, producer of 60 Minutes. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

     

    Feb. 22  10:30 a.m. “IGNITE Student Leadership Conference.” Leadership development program open to Northeast Pennsylvania college students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. $25 fee for non-University students includes program materials, refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-6233 or visit www.scranton.edu/leadership.

     

    Feb 22  2 p.m. Society of Professional Journalists and Google News Initiative Training led by Frank Bi, editorial engineer for Vox Media’s SB Nation. Kane Forum, Leahy Hall. Free. Registration required. Call 570-941-6333 or email communication@scranton.edu.

     

    Feb. 22  7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with special guest soloists – four high school music teachers who taught, mentored and inspired a number of members of the student jazz ensemble: Laurie Burdett (Scranton School District); Mike Lesnesky (Valley View School District); Ken Luckey (Tunkhannock School District); and Elaine Ort (Western Wayne School District). Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

     

    Feb. 28-March 1 & Mar. 6-8  8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “Carrie: the musical” by Lawrence D. Cohen 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

     

    Mar. 6 noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “Navigating in an Uncertain World: Global Challenges, Populism and Brexit” presented by David Donoghue, Ph.D., Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 2013-2017. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

     

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

     

    Mar. 23 through Apr. 24  Art Exhibit: “Women in Art: Selections from the Everhart Museum.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

     

    Mar. 25  4:30 p.m. Schemel Forum Collaborative Program with the Jesuit Center, The University of Scranton: “A Schemel Legacy: The Engineer and the Monk” presented by Christopher F. Schemel, Ph.D., president Delta Q Consultants, Inc. and courtesy professor chemical engineering, University of South Florida, and Brother Mario Joseph, Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. $30 fee. Registration required. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

     

    Mar. 28  9 a.m. Preview Day for accepted students to The University of Scranton’s class of 2024. Various locations on campus. Call 570-941-7540 or email admissions@scranton.edu.

     

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

     

    Mar. 31  4 p.m. 25th Annual ACHE Healthcare Symposium. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Includes dinner, presentation and panel discussion. Fees vary. Call 201-669-0902 or email sarah.novak@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 3  9 a.m. Computer Programming Contest for high school students. Loyola Science Center. Registration required. Call 570-941-7774 or email robert.mccloskey@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 3  5 p.m. Art Gallery Lecture: “Women in Art: Selections from the Everhart Museum” presented by Darlene Miller-Lanning, director, Hope Horn Gallery. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception to follow at the Hope Horn Gallery. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 3  7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Alexander Pattavina, organ. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 4  8 a.m. National History Day Regional Competition for middle and high school students. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-4549 or email nhdparegion2@gmail.com. 

     

    Apr. 15 4 p.m. Henry George Lecture: “Social Learning and the Evolution of Conventions of Behavior” presented by Andrew Schotter, Ph.D., professor of economics, New York University. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-4048 or email aram.balagyozyan@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 16 8:30 a.m. Hayes Family Competition in physics and engineering for high school students. Byron Complex. Registration required. Call 570-941-7509 or email laurie.mccoy@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 17 noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “Antisemitism Past, Present, and Future” presented by David N. Myers, Ph.D., Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History, UCLA, and president, New Israel Fund. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 17 7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra with guest soloist Eddie Barbash, saxophone. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 21 11 a.m. Earth Day Fair with interactive games, presentations and information related to the environment and sustainable practices. Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-7520 or email susan.falbo@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 22  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. Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-6267 or email susan.falbo@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 23   5 p.m. Campus Take Back the Night. Dionne Green. Free. Call 570-941-7902 or email maria.marinucci@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 23-25  8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. “Mamma Mia!” presented by The Liva Arts Company. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. $5 admission. Visit https://livaartscompany.ludus.com or email bailey.mclaughlin@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 24  noon “20th Annual Celebration of Student Scholars.” Displays and presentations of undergraduate and graduate student research and scholarly projects. Atrium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-6353 or email tabbi.miller-scandle@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 25  7:30 a.m. Schemel Forum Bus Trip to Philadelphia. $165. Registration required by Mar. 31. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

     

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

     

    Apr. 25  7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “37th Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert” featuring the premieres of two new works by guest composers/conductors Peter and Will Anderson, performed by The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

     

    Apr. 28  4:30 p.m. 13th Annual 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.

     

    May 1-8  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 1  6 p.m. Art Gallery 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 1-3 & 8-10  8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “The Actor’s Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You” by Christopher Durang 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.

     

    May 4  noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “The Politics of Maps: Cartographic Constructions of Israel/Palestine” presented by Christine Leuenberger, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

     

    May 6  7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Brass Attack.” A brass recital with appearances by Wycliffe Gordon. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

     

    May 7  noon. Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: “The Abolitionist International” presented by Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History, University of Connecticut. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

     

    May 8  7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Singers and Jazz Band with guest soloist Wycliffe Gordon. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

     

    May 9  7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “12th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert” featuring David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band with Wycliffe Gordon and renowned Armstrong historian Ricky Riccardi. 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 Arena at Casey Plaza. Wilkes-Barre. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

     

    Schemel Forum Courses

    Wednesdays: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 & Mar. 4, 11 6 p.m. Schemel Forum Evening Course: “Bob Dylan: From Rolling Stone to Nobel Laureate” presented by Catherine Johnson, senior student in the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honors Program majoring in English and philosophy and Editor-in-Chief of Esprit: the University’s review of arts and letters, and Stephen Whittaker, Ph.D., professor, Department of English and Theatre, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

     

    Thursdays: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 5, 12   6 p.m. Schemel Forum Evening Course: “States of Emergency: Lessons from Latin American History” presented by Aiala Levy, Ph.D., assistant professor of Latin American history, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

     

    Mondays: Feb. 10, 17, 24 & Mar. 2, 9, 23  6 p.m. Schemel Forum Evening Course: “Frederick Douglass’s America” presented by Adam Pratt, Ph.D., associate professor of American history, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

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