November 2020

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Advent Prayer Resources from Campus Ministries image
General
Nov 30, 2020

Advent Prayer Resources from Campus Ministries

Campus Ministries has prepared an online resource of prayers, daily Scripture readings, activities and videos for the University community as each journeys during this holy season of Advent.

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General
Nov 24, 2020

Father Pilarz Profiled in Times-Tribune

University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., was profiled by The Times-Tribune about the challenges of living with ALS and continuing to lead the University through the pandemic.

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Faculty
Nov 24, 2020

Data Mining Class Gives Students Real-World Experience

Operations and information management professor Yibai Li, Ph.D., gave students real-world experience in data mining class.

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Staff
Nov 24, 2020

Library of Congress Adds Our America to Collection

Our America, a book edited by Sondra Myers, was added to the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. 

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Student
Nov 24, 2020

Two Students Qualify for National Forensics Tournament

Four University of Scranton Speech Team members won awards at two recent virtual collegiate forensics tournaments.

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General
Nov 24, 2020

The Latest Issue of Esprit is Online

The latest issue of Esprit, The University of Scranton review of arts and letters, is online.

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Community
Nov 23, 2020

Fiber Arts Workshop Weaves New Hope

Local students join with Hope Horn Gallery for gallery talk, followed by spinning and weaving workshop. Final workshop to be offered on December 8.

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Alumni
Nov 23, 2020

Open Doors by Learning a Language, Alumni Tell Their Stories

One way students can open doors is by learning a world language.

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General
Nov 23, 2020

Clue Playing On Demand Nov. 27 and 28

On Friday Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, Broadway On Demand will be offering a pre-recorded performance of our production of Clue: stay at home edition for 48 hours.

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Faculty
Nov 23, 2020

History Professor Discusses Trail of Tears and Cherokee Removal on Podcast

Adam Pratt, Ph.D., a professor in the History Department, discusses the Trail of Tears and Cherokee removal on the Alarmist, a podcast that "scrutinizes history’s greatest disasters to figure out what went wrong, and most importantly, who’s to blame," according to the show's website.  

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Community
Nov 20, 2020

University’s 53rd Annual Noel Night Goes Virtual

Performance Music at the University will present the 53rd annual Noel Night (COVID edition) virtually on Dec. 5.

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Student
Nov 18, 2020

What Does Dead Week Look Like This Semester?

his year, Dead Week looks a little bit different.

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Community
Nov 18, 2020

Biden Urges Students to Be Engaged Citizens at 1976 Commencement

Address given by then-U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. at the University’s 1976 undergraduate commencement ceremony has a familiar ring to it.

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Community
Nov 18, 2020

Downtown Businesses Offer Special Promotion for Students

Scranton Tomorrow partners with the downtown Scranton business community to offer a special opportunity for students.

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Faculty
Nov 18, 2020

Professor Works with Students to Publish Research

Research of Chemistry Professor Katherine Stumpo, Ph.D., and two Scranton graduates was published recently.

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Student
Nov 17, 2020

University Christmas Tree is a Live One for 2020

The University planted a live Norway Spruce on the Dionne Campus Green to serve as a Christmas tree for 2020 and years to come.

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Community
Nov 17, 2020

Christmas Giving Drives Modified for 2020

The University’s Center for Service and Social Justice adjusted its annual Christmas giving programs for the pandemic.

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General
Nov 17, 2020

End of the Semester Food Drive

The Center for Service & Social Justice will be collecting non-perishable food from now until the end of the semester (Nov. 25).

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General
Nov 17, 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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Faculty
Nov 17, 2020

Sinchul Back, Ph.D., Wins ORSP Raffle

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has a monthly and once during the summer raffle for members of the University who submit external grant proposals.

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Student
Nov 16, 2020

Students Fundraising for Local Youth Shelter

Graduate students in the clinical mental health counseling program are starting projects to advocate for at-risk groups as a part of their Professional Issues for Counselors course.

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Student
Nov 16, 2020

Students Begin Royal Scholar Program in STEM

Five incoming students joined the Royal Scholars Program, which provides scholarships through a National Science Foundation grant.

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Staff
Nov 13, 2020

Twenty-one Staff Members to Retire: Read their Stories

Twenty-one University of Scranton staff members will retire at the end of the year. 

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General
Nov 11, 2020

Christians for the Common Good Meeting, Nov. 13

Christians for the Common Good, a reading and discussion group affiliated with Peace and Justice Studies, will meet Friday, Nov. 13 at noon on Zoom.

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Student
Nov 11, 2020

Spotlight: The University of Scranton Black Student Union (BSU)

The new Black Student Union (BSU) at The University of Scranton discusses some of their current goals and the process of becoming a club.

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Community
Nov 11, 2020

SBDC Releases Consumer Holiday Survey Results

Small Business Development Center consumer preference survey shows strong support for small businesses for upcoming holiday season.

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Student
Nov 11, 2020

National First-Generation College Celebration

The University of Scranton joined the National First-Generation College Celebration to recognize the University’s first-generation students, faculty, staff and alumni on Nov. 8.

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General
Nov 11, 2020

Landmark Conference Shares Initial Plans for Return to Sport

The Landmark Conference leadership groups continue to meet diligently to discuss scheduling models and postseason opportunities for its league's student-athletes in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Community
Nov 11, 2020

University Provides Thanksgiving Dinners to Those in Need

As holidays near, the University works with a local non-profit to help those in need.

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Community
Nov 10, 2020

University Observes Veterans Day on Campus

The University of Scranton to pay red, white and blue tribute to veterans on Veterans Day.

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Student
Nov 10, 2020

An Introduction to The Office of Equity and Diversity

 Jeffrey Colucci '21, student government president, recently interviewed Elizabeth M. Garcia, Esq., executive director of The Office of Equity & Diversity and special assistant to the president, about The Office of Equity & Diversity. 

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Staff
Nov 10, 2020

Vacation Carry Over Request Form for Staff

Completed carryover request forms must be submitted to Human Resources no later than Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.

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General
Nov 10, 2020

Fulbright Night: Germany

Join the World Languages and Cultures Department's FLTA from Germany for a fun night full of German Christmas traditions!

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General
Nov 10, 2020

Esprit Reading, Nov. 18

Esprit, the University of Scranton’s Review of Arts and Letters, will be having a virtual reading of its Fall 2020 edition. The virtual reading will take place Wednesday, Nov 18 at 8:00 p.m.

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Faculty
Nov 10, 2020

Faculty Adjust Method of Instruction for Fall

Faculty members look to students for feedback on what’s working in courses taught during the pandemic.

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General
Nov 10, 2020

Virtual Schemel Forum, Nov. 10

The Schemel Forum presents "Antisemitism Past, Present, and Future" on Tuesday, Nov. 10 (please note the new date).

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General
Nov 10, 2020

Campus Coloring Book Available Now!

Campus Colors - University of Scranton Coloring Book, created by The Center for Service and Social Justice, is available now.

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Community
Nov 05, 2020

University Players to Live Stream Clue

The University of Scranton Players will present Clue: Stay at Home Edition, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. via Broadway On Demand.

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Community
Nov 05, 2020

Spitz Foundation Grant Supports Summer Program

The University of Scranton received $8,000 from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation to support its SPARK summer enrichment camp for local teens.

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Staff
Nov 05, 2020

Crystal Ondrick Named PASFAA Treasurer

Crystal Ondrick, assistant director of financial aid, will serve as treasurer of PASFAA.

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Alumni
Nov 04, 2020

Alumna Takes Atypical Accounting Path to Arrive at SoulCycle

Sameera Desai Sullivan ’05, G’06 turns her accounting degree into a global career in fashion and fitness.

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Alumni
Nov 04, 2020

University To Host Thanksgiving Floral Workshop

Learn how to make the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece at a zoom workshop hosted by Dorian Butovich of Central Park Flowers.

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Alumni
Nov 04, 2020

Alumni Class Notes, Nov. 2020

Share your story with your Royal Family.

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Community
Nov 03, 2020

University Community Comes Together for Election

University seeks to engage the community in the civic process during the election and beyond.

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Alumni
Nov 03, 2020

Nursing Program Nationally Recognized for Impact

The University was one of two colleges in the nation selected to receive a 2020 Assessment and Impact Award for Nursing Education.

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Student
Nov 03, 2020

Students Begin Magis Honors Program at Scranton

Members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2024 begin the Magis Honors Program in STEM.

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Faculty
Nov 03, 2020

Scranton Part of International Election News

Political science faculty interviewed by international journalists on Scranton and Pennsylvania voters for US Presidential Election.

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General
Nov 03, 2020

University Reading Series - Christine Taylor

The University Reading Series proudly presents Christine Taylor, a New Jersey-based writer, teacher and editor.

Schemel Forum: What Democracy Requires: The 2020 Election in Historical Perspective image
General
Nov 03, 2020

Schemel Forum: What Democracy Requires: The 2020 Election in Historical Perspective

How should we think about the outcome of the 2020 election and the challenges and opportunities that loom for American democracy? History provides important clues, Professor Logevall will suggest, as well as a path forward.

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Student
Nov 02, 2020

Students Medal at Virtual Forensics Tournaments

University of Scranton Speech Team members win awards at two recent virtual collegiate forensics tournaments.

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Student
Nov 02, 2020

Student Asks Campus Experts About Voting and Election Anxiety

Rebeca Chieffallo '21 talks to experts on campus about how to deal with the daunting task of voting and dealing with the results of the election.

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Staff
Nov 02, 2020

November Meg Cullen-Brown Magis Award

THE MEG CULLEN-BROWN MAGIS AWARD WINNER for NOVEMBER 2020 is:  Melissa Ketten-Undergrad/Grad Admissions!

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General
Nov 02, 2020

Questions About Voting?

The Office of Community Relations is available to answer any voting questions.

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