October 2020

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General
Oct 30, 2020

President Sends Message to Campus Community

University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., sends message to campus regarding the election and nearing end of the semester.

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Staff
Oct 28, 2020

HR Presents 'For Your Benefit'

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce the continuation of the learning series, For Your Benefit, with three sessions geared toward resources, planning and guidance on topics including our various employee benefit plans and life issues such as social security, retirement readiness and more.

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Faculty
Oct 28, 2020

Van Dyke and Others Weigh in on Scranton Area as Election Battleground

Gretchen Van Dyke, Ph.D. is the latest professor to weigh in on the election, specifically related to Scranton as a battleground area.

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Student
Oct 28, 2020

Students 'Celebrate' Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is an annual celebration, but this year it holds a little more weight than usual. Find out what songs are students are singing while they wash, in addition to the traditional ABCs.

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Faculty
Oct 28, 2020

Meet Spencer Galen, New Professor

Although we recognize first-years and transfer students as new to campus, we don't often think about another group that is just settling in: newly hired faculty.

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Alumni
Oct 28, 2020

Theresa Haley ‘86 Prepares and Protects VA Hospital

VA infection preventionist and former volleyball student-athlete keeps patients, staff safe.

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Community
Oct 28, 2020

Interactive Sessions Part of Virtual Open House

Prospective students and their families can interact with faculty, students and staff at the University’s virtual Open House on Nov. 1.

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Community
Oct 28, 2020

Applicants Given Flexibility for Competitive Majors

Flexibility is key for the University’s application process for competitive programs during the pandemic.

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Staff
Oct 28, 2020

Death of Lt. Col. Joseph Wetherell

University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., sends notice of the death of Lt. Col. Joseph Wetherell.

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General
Oct 28, 2020

Campus Ministries Presents Examen for Civic Life, Nov. 2

The Office of Campus Ministries invites you to pray reflectively together prior to Election Day.

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General
Oct 27, 2020

Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save the Country

Join us for "Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save the Country" on Thursday, Oct. 29.

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Community
Oct 27, 2020

E.J. Dionne to Speak at Oct. 29 Schemel Forum

Political columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr., will speak at a virtual Schemel Forum World Affairs Seminar Thursday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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Student
Oct 27, 2020

Humanities Forum: Anthea Butler on Jesuit Education and Activism

On Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., the Slattery Center for Humanities and College of Arts and Sciences welcome Dr. Anthea Butler for the first Humanities Forum of the year.

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General
Oct 27, 2020

University Celebrates International Education Week on Nov. 5

The University of Scranton is joining hundreds of universities across the country in the International Education Week (IEW) celebration, which highlights the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

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General
Oct 27, 2020

Diversity Initiatives Grants Available

The Diversity Initiatives Review Board is accepting applications for grants in support of creative, educational programs that PROMOTE diversity, provide opportunity for inter-cultural engagement, and expand opportunities for multicultural experiences for our community. 

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Student
Oct 26, 2020

Musicals Live During Pandemic Thanks to Liva Club

Student-run musical theater club uses creative ingenuity to hold events that bring members together safely during the pandemic.

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Student
Oct 23, 2020

Incoming Students Begin Business Honors Program

Eighteen members of the University’s class of 2024 enrolled in the four-year Business Honors Program.

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General
Oct 21, 2020

The Heart of Health Care

The Year of the Nurse provides a challenge met by Scranton nursing alumni and students.

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Student
Oct 21, 2020

Video: Students Talk About the Importance of Voting

University students talk about why voting is important in this video.

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Alumni
Oct 21, 2020

Finding a Purpose: Relvas Thrives as School Psychologist

Like any other wide-eyed, 18-year old freshman, Vanessa Relvas ’12 didn't know exactly what she was in for when she stepped onto Scranton’s campus more than a decade ago.

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Staff
Oct 21, 2020

Transamerica - Individual Retirement Counseling

Dan Guzzo from Transamerica will be available via telephone for individual retirement counseling sessions on Friday, Oct. 23.

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Student
Oct 21, 2020

Born to be Wild Retreat Goes to the Top of the World

Campus Ministries Born to be Wild is a day-long hiking retreat coordinated by campus minister Fred Mercadante in which student participants were led by a team of peers.

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General
Oct 21, 2020

Schemel Forum: The Politics of Maps: Cartographic Constructions of Israel/Palestine

This talk will focus on how various actors, institutions and governments engage in “map wars” in order to further different and often incommensurable geopolitical visions of contested territories.

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Faculty
Oct 21, 2020

Faculty Show Social Justice Can Be Taught

Operations and Information Management faculty publish research on outcomes of integrating social justice themes into business courses.

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Staff
Oct 21, 2020

Scranton Employees: Resources for the Whole Family

Your friends at The University of Scranton Early Learning Center want you to know about all the valuable resources Bright Horizons has to offer.

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Community
Oct 21, 2020

University to Participate in City Voter Activation Efforts

As Election nears, University participates in When We All Vote Together event to encourage early voting as part of #RoyalsVote initiative.

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General
Oct 20, 2020

Scranton Voter Activation Event - Royals Vote

City of Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti has joined with When We All Vote, a nonpartisan voter engagement organization, to host a COVID-safe activation to celebrate voting and encourage voters in Scranton to vote early this year.

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Student
Oct 20, 2020

Global Insights Fall Wrap Up: Uruguay

Cecilia Núñez, Spanish teaching assistant in World Languages and Cultures, will present on her native country in the next Global Insights program,

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Staff
Oct 20, 2020

For Faculty and Staff: Rebuilding Our Wounded World: A Catholic Response to Racism

The Office of Equity and Diversity is pleased to host Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at the next D+I + A Better U! lunch and learn for faculty and staff.

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Student
Oct 20, 2020

Scranton Names Class of 2024 Presidential Scholars

Thirteen students from The University of Scranton class of 2024 have been awarded four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships.

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Student
Oct 20, 2020

Student Political Science Club Starts at Scranton

The 2020 Presidential Election is keeping student members of the new Political Science Club actively engaged in virtual discussions.

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Alumni
Oct 14, 2020

Alumni Nurses Featured on 'Today Show'

Nurses Andrew Graham '08 and Valerie Lucas '14 were part of the "heroic team" who treated their colleague at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Student
Oct 14, 2020

Post Graduate Service Fair, Oct. 27 via Handshake

If you've ever considered doing a year (or more) of volunteer service after graduation, please consider participating in our virtual Post-Grad Fair on Oct. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. via the Handshake platform.

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General
Oct 14, 2020

Join us for Democracy in Crisis: Elections in 2020

The Schemel Forum has been invited to present this non-partisan program featuring distinguished national leaders at this important moment in our nation's history.

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General
Oct 14, 2020

Facilities Work Order System Launch Mon., Oct 26

Facilities Management and Information Technology are pleased to announce the launch of the new Facilities Work Order System on Oct. 26.

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Student
Oct 14, 2020

Graduate Assistant Applications

Applications are now available for students who would like to apply for a graduate assistantship for the 2021-2022 academic year! 

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General
Oct 14, 2020

New Arrangement of University Alma Mater

Enjoy this new arrangement of "The University of Scranton Alma Mater" (words by Kathleen M. Fisher, '80; music by Rev. Edward Gannon, S.J.

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Student
Oct 14, 2020

Campus Ministries Connections Retreat for First-year Students

The Class of 2024 was invited to take part in the Connections Retreat – an experience designed to help first-year students get to know each other as well as to get acquainted with Campus Ministries.

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Alumni
Oct 14, 2020

Three Receive President’s Medals at Virtual Event

The University’s President’s Business Council honored Margaret “Maggie” Quinn Mariotti, John R. Mariotti and Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn.

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Community
Oct 14, 2020

Scranton Community Celebrates Hispanic and Latinx Businesses

United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA and University partner to celebrate Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month by profiling community businesses.

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Alumni
Oct 14, 2020

Honor Roll Of Donors Recognizes Donor Generosity

More than 9,400 alumni, parents and friends gave to the University during the last fiscal year.

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Faculty
Oct 13, 2020

Professor Receives NSF Grant

Operations and Information Management Professor Ahmed Gomaa, Ph.D., was awarded a $50,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

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Alumni
Oct 13, 2020

Scranton among Best Colleges for Public Good

The University ranked among nation’s best for social mobility, research and service of graduates according to Washington Monthly.

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Alumni
Oct 07, 2020

PBC To Hold Virtual Celebration Oct. 8

Support Scranton students at this year's virtual celebration.

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Alumni
Oct 07, 2020

Remembering Jack Brennan '68

University Community Remembers Alumnus, Trustee, Donor and Mentor.

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General
Oct 07, 2020

The Slattery Center Presents: A Birthday Party for Bellarmine

This week, The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Humanities launched the inaugural episode of its new Birthday Party podcast series.

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Alumni
Oct 07, 2020

Alumni Society Announces Pumpkin Carving Contest

Submit your entry by Oct. 30 to win a spooktacular Scranton prize.

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Alumni
Oct 07, 2020

University To Celebrate Jesuit Friends And Alumni Sunday Oct. 24, 25

Rekindle your connection to the Society of Jesus virtually.

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Staff
Oct 07, 2020

Meg Cullen Brown October Award Winner

Congratulations to our October award winner, Gina Butler.

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Student
Oct 07, 2020

Tutor US Seeking Virtual Tutors for Kids

The Center for Service & Social Justice and the Office of Community Relations are seeking University students to act as Virtual Tutors for elementary age kids in the Scranton School District.

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General
Oct 07, 2020

Immigration Context with Sara Ritchie

The Multicultural Center is partnering with the Center for Service and Social Justice International Service Program, and we are excited to bring and host Sara Ritchie, director of Communication for the Kino Border Initiative.

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Student
Oct 07, 2020

Esprit is Calling for Submissions

Esprit, the University of Scranton’s Review of Arts and Letters, is calling for submissions for our Fall 2020 edition.

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Student
Oct 07, 2020

2020 Post Grad Service Fair

The University of Scranton Center for Career Development & Center for Service and Social Justice presents the 2020 Post Grad Service Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Alumni
Oct 07, 2020

Ledetsch Adjusts on the Fly, Helps Long Island Block Back COVID-19

A former volleyball standout battles pandemic amid unprecedented circumstances outside New York City.

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Alumni
Oct 07, 2020

Alumni Class Notes, Oct. 2020

Share your story with your Royal Family.

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Student
Oct 07, 2020

We Care Wednesday Provides Meals to Those in Need

Wednesday is the new Friday! We Care Wednesday, a new program organized by the Center for Service and Social Justice (CSSJ) and EFFORT (Excess Food For Others Recovery Team), has added much needed positive energy to the middle of the week during the pandemic.

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Student
Oct 06, 2020

Craft for a Cause

Join CSSJ along with members from Circle K and The Knitting Club to "Craft For A Cause!"

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General
Oct 05, 2020

19th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY

The 19th Annual U.S. Conference on disABILITY scheduled for Oct. 6, 2020, has over 800 registrants.

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Community
Oct 06, 2020

University to Host High-tech Virtual Open Houses

The University of Scranton has planned two virtual Open House events (Oct. 18 and Nov. 1.) using a state-of-the-art technology platform.

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Student
Oct 06, 2020

Students Start Amateur Radio Club at Scranton

W3USR University of Scranton Amateur Radio Club is among the new student clubs and organizations that started this semester

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Alumni
Oct 06, 2020

Scranton Among Wall Street Journal’s Best Colleges

The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranked Scranton No. 92 in the nation for student engagement in its Best Colleges 2021.

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Community
Oct 06, 2020

Community Conversation to Address Racism Begins

Greater Scranton MLK Commission series of community conversations addressing systemic racism continues this October.

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Staff
Oct 05, 2020

Meet the New Staff Senators

Welcome to the newly-elected Staff Senators and Alternates.  

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