August 2020

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Faculty
Sep 01, 2020

Fall Diversity and Inclusion Program for Faculty and Staff

The Office of Equity and Diversity, in collaboration with the Cross Cultural Centers, the Counseling and Human Services Department, and the Staff Senate are pleased to offer a new format for the Diversity and Inclusion Lunch/Learn Series for Fall 2020. You are encouraged to participate in each segment to get the full experience.

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General
Sep 01, 2020

Emergency Notification System Test on Sept. 3

The University of Scranton will test its emergency notification system on Thursday, Sept. 3.

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Staff
Sep 01, 2020

Staff Senate Call for Nominations

University staff, are you interested in joining Staff Senate? Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague.

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General
Aug 28, 2020

An Update on University Actions to Combat Racism and Discrimination

President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., sent An Update on University Actions to Combat Racism and Discrimination to the University community.

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Faculty
Aug 26, 2020

GlobalProtect to be Deployed to Faculty, Staff Windows 10 Computers

Starting on Thursday, August 27, Information Technology will deploy GlobalProtect to all faculty and staff Windows 10 computers.

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General
Aug 26, 2020

Meditation-Yoga-POUND Classes

CHEW's Weekly Wellness Classes kick-off this week.

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Student
Aug 26, 2020

Students Can Explore Interests at Activities Fair

The University will hold the Fall 2020 Student Activities Fair on Saturday, Aug. 29, from noon to 3 p.m. on Fitzpatrick Field.

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General
Aug 26, 2020

Safety Precautions at Masses Encourage University Community Members to Attend

Encouraged by the safety precautions in place, hundreds of students, faculty and staff have turned out for campus Masses this semester.

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General
Aug 26, 2020

Global Insights Program

Delve into exciting countries and cultures when you attend Global Insights programs presented by students, staff and faculty who share their international heritage and experiences!

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Student
Aug 26, 2020

Career Development Tips for the Fall

The Center for Career Development offers tips students can do now to be proactive and prepared for future job opportunities.

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Alumni
Aug 26, 2020

Scranton Among Nation’s Best Values for College

Money magazine ranked Scranton among the nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” in a 2020 list published online today.

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Faculty
Aug 26, 2020

University Announces Faculty Promotions

Twenty faculty members were granted rank and tenure promotions at the University.

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Staff
Aug 26, 2020

Get to Know the new Director of Student Retention and Completion

Get to know Nicholas Truncale '06, G'07, the new director of Student Retention and Completion.

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Community
Aug 26, 2020

10th Annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt Winners

University of Scranton students safely enjoyed downtown Scavenger Hunt this past weekend

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Student
Aug 24, 2020

Activities Fair, Aug. 29

The Fall 2020 Student Activities Fair Will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Fitzpatrick Field.

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Community
Aug 19, 2020

University President Stepping Down in May 2021

Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., to step down as president on May 31, 2021, after assessing progression of symptoms related to his diagnosis of ALS.

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General
Aug 19, 2020

Royals Safe Together Safety Ambassador Program

The University is launching a Safety Ambassador Program overseen by the Pandemic Safety Officer.

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Alumni
Aug 18, 2020

Scranton in Princeton Review’s Best Colleges List

Scranton listed among the nation’s best science labs, campus foods and most religious students in Princeton Review’s Best 386 Colleges book.

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Student
Aug 18, 2020

Student Group Wins Second National Award

University’s Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) student chapter named among five Outstanding Student Chapters in the nation.

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Staff
Aug 18, 2020

Getting to know Michelle Maldonado, New Dean of CAS

We caught up with the new dean of CAS to learn more about what she has in store for students and how she’s finding her new home.

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Student
Aug 18, 2020

Downtown Scranton Scavenger Hunt

The 10th annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt will take place from Friday, Aug. 21-Sunday, Aug. 23!

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Community
Aug 18, 2020

Great Opportunities Exist for Students to Get to Know Scranton this Fall

The Scranton area has much to offer students interested in exploring the region while staying safe.

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Student
Aug 18, 2020

Performance Music Ensembles, Fall 2020

Performance Music is offering members of the woodwind and brass sections of their bands and students who sing with their performance choirs various opportunities to learn/play string or percussion instruments until their regular ensembles are able to safely resume.

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Faculty
Aug 17, 2020

DBA Program Advisor Awarded Lifetime Service Award

George W. Krull, Jr., Ph.D., DBA program global strategic advisor, received an American Accounting Association 2020 Lifetime Service Award.

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Student
Aug 14, 2020

Scranton Welcomes Class of 2024

Members of the class of 2024 were among the more than 1,000 new graduate and undergraduate students welcomed to Scranton the fall semester.

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Faculty
Aug 14, 2020

Professor Selected to National Academy

Counseling Professor Julie A. Cerrito, Ph.D., was among just 11 selected to participate in the national Counselor Educator Academy.

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Staff
Aug 14, 2020

Patrick Keehan Joins University of Scranton SBDC

University of Scranton alumnus Patrick Keehan joins the staff of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center as a business consultant.

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Student
Aug 12, 2020

Wellness Self-Screening Application Launches Aug. 14

The University’s wellness self-screening application, a new daily requirement for every member of the University community, will go live on Aug. 14

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Student
Aug 12, 2020

President Welcomes Students Back to Campus

University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., welcomed students back to campus for the fall semester in a video message.

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General
Aug 12, 2020

Health and Safety Protocols Set for Fitness Center

The University’s Fitness Center in Pilarz Hall is set to open for students, faculty and staff for the fall semester.

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Student
Aug 12, 2020

Move-in Weekend Schedule

It’s almost that time – Move-in 2020! See the schedule for Move-in Weekend, below.

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General
Aug 12, 2020

Information about Fall 2020 University Masses

Access to our campus has been restricted this fall due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Therefore, our weekday and Sunday Masses on campus are limited to current students, faculty and staff of the University. Royal Card access is required.

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Student
Aug 12, 2020

Meal Options Added to Accommodate Fall Conditions

Dining Services plans for the fall semester follow federal, state, local, Aramark and University recommended health and safety guidelines. 

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Student
Aug 12, 2020

Spaces Dedicated for Commuters, Zoom Use, Study

Lynett Hall has been designated as a space on campus for commuter students to use for the fall semester.

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Alumni
Aug 12, 2020

Scranton Ranked Among Best Catholic Colleges in US

Multiple online sources have ranked The University of Scranton among the top 25 Catholic colleges in the nation.

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Community
Aug 11, 2020

Annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt Redesigned for Fall 2020

Annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt Redesigned for Fall 2020

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Staff
Aug 11, 2020

Meg Cullen Brown Magis Award -- August

Congratulations to Lynn Pelick, our August Award Winner.

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Staff
Aug 11, 2020

Diversity/Inclusion Program for Faculty and Staff

The Office of Equity and Diversity, in collaboration with the Cross Cultural Centers, the Counseling and Human Services Department, and the Staff Senate are pleased to offer a new format for the Diversity and Inclusion Lunch/Learn Series for fall 2020.

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General
Aug 11, 2020

DeNaples Mailroom - Opening August 12

The DeNaples Mailroom will open August 12 with the following hours.

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General
Aug 11, 2020

Pandemic Safety Ambassador Program Seeks Volunteers

In order to assist with plan implementation, the University is launching a Pandemic Safety Ambassador Program that will be overseen by the Pandemic Safety Officer (PSO). 

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Faculty
Aug 11, 2020

Book by Faculty Member Wins Indie Award

The Kosher Capones, a book by English Professor Joe Kraus, Ph.D., won a national Indie Award in the history category.

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Community
Aug 11, 2020

Area Students Begin University of Success

Incoming high school students enter the University of Success, a multi-year, pre-college mentorship program at The University of Scranton.

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General
Aug 11, 2020

Library Access for Fall 2020

Only current students, staff, and faculty will be allowed access to the Weinberg Memorial Library building using their Royal Card.

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General
Aug 05, 2020

Preparations Made to DeNaples Center for Fall

Health and safety adjustments have been made throughout the DeNaples Center to allow for class instruction and social distancing.

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Student
Aug 05, 2020

Student Health Services Prepares for Arrival of Students

Electronic health records. Telehealth. Mobile check-in. These are just a few of the changes that Student Health Services has made to their usual health processes for fall 2020.

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General
Aug 05, 2020

Protocols Keep Instructional Spaces Clean and Safe

Classroom cleaning procedures put in place for fall semester meet CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

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General
Jul 31, 2020

Landmark Conference Fall Semester Update

Following a unanimous vote of the Landmark Conference Executive Board, the league has postponed all conference regular season contests and championships scheduled to take place during the fall 2020 semester (thru Dec. 31, 2020).

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Alumni
Aug 05, 2020

Infectious Disease Expert Discusses Outbreaks, Responses and Covid-19

Col. James Cummings, M.D. ’88, H’15, president of ICON Government and Public Health Solutions, Inc., discusses COVID-19.

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Student
Aug 05, 2020

Remote Internship is 'as Real World as it Gets'

Like many other students this year, Annie Yurgosky '22 spent the summer interning from home. Read about her experience here.

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Alumni
Aug 05, 2020

PBC To Offer Virtual Celebration Oct. 8

PBC To Hold Virtual Celebration In Place Of Annual Award Dinner.

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Alumni
Aug 05, 2020

University Holds Zoom Welcome For Class of 2024 Families

Alumni, parents and staff members virtually welcome incoming Class of 2024 families to their Royal Family.

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Alumni
Aug 05, 2020

Alumni Class Notes, August 2020

Share your story with your Royal Family.

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Community
Aug 04, 2020

Electric City Connection Project Receives Grant Support

The Electric City Connection project receives grant support to carry on through pandemic.

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Student
Aug 04, 2020

Preparing for Move-in, Fall 2020

Move-in will look different this year, with several move-in dates, fewer family members on campus and less luggage. Not sure what to expect? We lay it all out for you here.

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