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Staff
Mar 17, 2021

Call for Nominations for Staff Senate

The Staff Senate elections will be held from April 6 – 13, 2021.

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Staff
Mar 31, 2021

Join the University's Social Media User Group

Do you manage a social media account for the University? It's time to join the Social Media User Group (SMUG) on campus (and on Facebook and Yammer)!

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Student
Mar 31, 2021

Students Enjoy Ease of Mobile Ordering App

During the fall 2020 semester, Transact’s Mobile Ordering application was introduced to the University community.

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Community
Mar 31, 2021

MBA and Nursing Program Ranked Among Best in U.S.

U.S. News ranked Scranton’s graduate nursing program and part-time MBA program among the top 100 “Best Graduate Schools” in America.

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Community
Mar 31, 2021

University Students Work to Provide Meals to Community Members in Need

University of Scranton students help prepare Easter meal baskets with Friends of the Poor.

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Athletics
Mar 30, 2021

Four Fall Sports Teams Complete Successful Spring Campaign

After having their respective fall schedules canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, four University of Scranton teams made the most of a shortened schedule that concluded this past weekend.

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Student
Mar 30, 2021

Senior Spotlight: Stephen Chimenti

With commencement approaching, the reality is beginning to set in for seniors. Their time at Scranton is coming to an end. Read our senior spotlight here.

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General
Mar 30, 2021

Virtual Schemel Forum, April 9

The Schemel Forum will present "The Abolitionist International" by Manisha Sinha, Ph.D., Draper Chair in American History, the University of Connecticut on April 9.

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General
Mar 30, 2021

The Slattery Center Invites You - April 7

The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities, the Panuska College of Professional Studies, and the Department of Philosophy present The Inaugural Celebration of the Life and Work of Dr. Edmund Pellegrino.

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Student
Mar 29, 2021

Stabler Foundation Scholarship Established

The University of Scranton received $585,000 in grants from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation for an endowed scholarship fund.

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General
Mar 29, 2021

University Announces Events for 2021 Commencement

The following is a list of University of Scranton events, virtual and in-person, that are planned for Commencement 2021.

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General
Mar 24, 2021

Celebrating a Very Royal National Puppy Day

The University community submitted photos of their dogs for #NationalPuppyDay on March 23.

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Community
Mar 24, 2021

Preview Day Set for Accepted Students on March 27

The University will host Preview Day for students accepted to its class of 2025 in a virtual format on Mar. 27, beginning at 10 a.m.

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Community
Mar 23, 2021

University Students to Offer Virtual Tutoring to Scranton Area Students

University students to expand on a pilot program to offer a virtual after-school program during the spring semester.

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General
Mar 23, 2021

University of Scranton Players Present Love/Sick

Join The University of Scranton Players this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. for John Cariani's Love/Sick via Broadway on Demand.

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Faculty
Mar 23, 2021

REVISED DATES: Inclusion Pedagogy Workshops for Faculty: Antiracist Teaching

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, through a Strategic Initiatives Grant awarded to the Office of Equity and Diversity, will host two inclusion pedagogy workshops for faculty featuring Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Ed.D.

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General
Mar 23, 2021

Scranton Isolation 'Informance' No. 17

Join Performance Music for Scranton Isolation 'Informance' No. 17 on March 24.

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Student
Mar 23, 2021

Fulbright Night Carnival

The University of Scranton’s Department of World Languages and Cultures is proud to announce that it will be hosting its second Fulbright Night of the spring semester.

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Staff
Mar 23, 2021

For Staff: Transamerica - Individual Retirement Counseling

Dan Guzzo from Transamerica will be available for individual retirement counseling sessions on Tuesday, March 30 via phone or video conferencing.

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Faculty
Mar 23, 2021

Communications Symposium for Faculty, Staff, April 13

Staff Senate Communications Committee and Human Resources invite staff and faculty to attend this semester's Communications Symposium.

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Staff
Mar 23, 2021

Faculty and Staff: Register for the IT Forum on April 14

Join IT staff and guests on Wednesday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. to learn how various Microsoft tools are being used on campus.

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Student
Mar 23, 2021

Fully In-person Classes to Resume at University in Fall

The University announced plans for resuming fully in-person classes this fall and in-person events for the summer.

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Community
Mar 23, 2021

CAS Dean Discusses the Francis Factor

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Ph.D., discusses the impact of Pope Francis at Georgetown University event.

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General
Mar 22, 2021

A Statement Condemning Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

A statement condemning anti-Asian racism and violence sent to the University community from Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., acting president.

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Community
Mar 19, 2021

University VITA Program to Close for Tax Season

University of Scranton’s VITA program will stop accepting new applicants on Thursday, Mar. 25.

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Student
Mar 19, 2021

Law Scholarship Started for Scranton STEM Grads

University of Scranton and Boston College School of Law alumnus establishes scholarship for Scranton students attending B. C. law school.

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Student
Mar 18, 2021

In-person Commencement Events Planned May 22-23

The University announced plans for in-person graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 22-23 for its class of 2021.

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General
Mar 17, 2021

Remembering Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

The University has launched a memorial website to remember and honor the life and service of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., University president, who passed away on March 10, 2021.

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General
Mar 17, 2021

Virtual Choir 'Be Thou My Vision'

Student and alumni musicians in a performance dedicated to celebrating the life of Rev. Scott R, Pilarz, S.J., who loved celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Scranton.

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General
Mar 17, 2021

Soaring Gardens Artists Zoom Reception

Please join the Hope Horn Gallery for a Zoom reception with artists exhibiting in 'Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat: The Second Decade.'

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General
Mar 17, 2021

Fr. Emmanuel Katongole to Give Talk, 'Hope and Healing for Ugandan Youth'

On Thursday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m., Fr. Emmanuel Katongole will give a talk entitled “Hope & Healing for Ugandan Youth: Educating Amidst Environmental Degradation, Food Insecurity, and Poverty Through the Bethany Land Institute."

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Student
Mar 17, 2021

Scranton Students 'Break Open the Word' During Lent

Scranton’s "Breaking Open the Word" takes place after the 7:00 p.m. Mass during the Sundays of Lent and is led by a team of students. 

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Student
Mar 17, 2021

Bookstore Part-time Cashier Needed

The University of Scranton Bookstore is seeking part-time cashier to work weekdays and some Saturdays.

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General
Mar 17, 2021

Event for Students, Faculty and Staff: Uncovering Scranton’s Native Past

Students, faculty and staff are invited to the next Diversity + Inclusion Lunch and Learn.

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Staff
Mar 17, 2021

Hydration Challenge for Staff and Faculty

Register today! The Employee Wellness Program is excited to introduce a new Hydration Challenge for staff and faculty beginning March 22.

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Student
Mar 15, 2021

Student Government '21-22: Elections Info Session

Interested in joining Student Government? Attend an Election Information session.

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General
Mar 17, 2021

2021 Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Talks

Meet the World Languages and Cultures Department's Fulbright Language Teaching Assistants from all over the world and learn about their countries and cultures at the 2021 TA talks on Zoom.

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General
Mar 17, 2021

Palm Sunday Mass Schedule

Palm Sunday Masses, March 28, will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Byron.

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Alumni
Mar 17, 2021

New Online Master’s Degree Specialization Offered

The University will offer a new specialization in data analytics as part of its online master’s degree program in health informatics.

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Faculty
Mar 17, 2021

Community Group Awards Faculty Member

Stacy Smulowitz, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and media, was recognized by the American Advertising Federation of NEPA.

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Community
Mar 17, 2021

University of Scranton President Laid to Rest

Thousands pay last respects to beloved University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

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Community
Mar 16, 2021

New and Unique Scranton Businesses Open Even Amidst Pandemic

University’s Office of Community Relations highlights Scranton’s new and unique businesses

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General
Mar 12, 2021

Livestream Mass of Christian Burial for Father Pilarz, March 13

The private Mass of Christian Burial for Father Pilarz will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 13. You may livestream the Mass via the link below.

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Community
Mar 10, 2021

Obituary Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. ’H15

Obituary for Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. ’H15, President of The University of Scranton

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General
Mar 10, 2021

Death of University President Scott R. Pilarz S.J.

University community announcement of the death of University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., from James M. Slattery ’86, Chair, Board of Trustees

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Student
Mar 10, 2021

Wellness Day Gives Students a Chance to Recharge

One student writes about how Wellness Day helped her recharge.

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Community
Mar 09, 2021

University Offers ESL Conversation Hour to Community Members

Community members learning English as a second language can join for support on Tuesday afternoons.

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Student
Mar 09, 2021

Lady Royals Capture Sixth Straight Landmark Conference Crown

The University of Scranton women's basketball team (7-1) held off a late Catholic rally and captured the program's sixth straight conference championship with a 56-55 victory over the Cardinals (7-3) in the Landmark Conference Championship game.

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Student
Mar 09, 2021

Two Nursing Students Create Kindness for Chemo Club

Nursing students Jordana Bove and Daniella Cangelosi started Kindness for Chemo this past fall.

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Student
Mar 09, 2021

2020-2021 Rev J.J. Quinn Scholarship

Apply for the Rev. J.J. Quinn, S.J. Achievement Award for Demonstration of Excellence in English Studies.

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Student
Mar 09, 2021

Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honor Society

Applications for Pi Gamma Mu, the Social Sciences Honor Society, are now being accepted and are available.

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General
Mar 09, 2021

Schemel Forum: The Farther Shore

The Schemel Forum presents "America: The Farther Shore" by Carla McCabe, President & CEO, WVIA.

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Student
Mar 09, 2021

Silent Retreat Starts Out the Spring Semester for Campus Ministries

Just a few days after returning to campus for the spring semester, a small group of students (due to social distancing requirements) retreated to Chapman Lake on Feb. 5 for an Ignatian Silent Retreat. 

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Staff
Mar 09, 2021

Announcing the March 2021 Meg Cullen Brown Magis Award Winner!

The Meg Cullen Brown Magis Award Winner for March 2021 is Tim Meade.

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Student
Mar 09, 2021

Students Discuss Community-Based Learning Project

University of Scranton students discuss the community-based learning project from their business management course in a news article.

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General
Mar 09, 2021

A Year in the Making: The Louis Stanley Brown Black Student Union

The following note about the Louis Stanley Brown Black Student Union (BSU) was sent to the University community on March 5.

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Community
Mar 09, 2021

Talk on Challenges of Educating Youth in Uganda Set

Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities will host talk by Notre Dame Theology Professor Fr. Emmanuel Katongole.

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General
Mar 08, 2021

Fulfilling Strategic Plan Through Diversity Initiatives Grant Programs

The Diversity Initiatives Review Board is accepting applications for grants to support 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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Community
Mar 08, 2021

Virtual HamSCI Workshop Planned for March 19-20

A virtual workshop for amateur radio operators and professional scientists will be March 19-20. The University will host the virtual event.

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Community
Mar 04, 2021

Earth Day Essay Contest Open for Submissions

Area students in grades seven to 12 can participate in The University of Scranton Earth Day Essay Contest. Submissions are due by April 9.

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Student
Mar 04, 2021

University Student Medals in Forensics Tournament

University of Scranton Speech Team member won a second-place medal at a virtual collegiate forensics tournament held on Feb 28.

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Community
Mar 03, 2021

Q and A with the University’s 29th President

Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., answered a few questions about becoming the 29th president of The University of Scranton.

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Alumni
Mar 03, 2021

University to Hold Day of Service April 24

Show the world what it means to be men and women for and with others.

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Alumni
Mar 03, 2021

University Launches Rainbow Royals

Scranton's LGBTQIA+ and ally network to foster connections with the University community.

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Alumni
Mar 03, 2021

FANS And Alumni Board Launch Agape Latte Virtual Series

Students enjoy virtual "coffee talk" sessions with Scranton alumni.

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Alumni
Mar 03, 2021

University Continues Alumni Career Development Webinar Series March 31

Learn how the Center for Career Development can help you achieve your goals.

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Alumni
Mar 03, 2021

New Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis

The University will offer a new master’s degree in applied behavior analysis beginning in the fall of 2021.

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Alumni
Mar 03, 2021

Alumni Class Notes, March 2021

Share your story with your Royal Family.

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Community
Mar 03, 2021

University Students Create Fun and Educational Science Videos for Kids

The University of Scranton Magis Honors students have created a series of fun and educational science videos for kids.

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Student
Mar 02, 2021

Video: Students Welcome President-elect

Students welcome Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J., University president-elect, to Scranton and give him some insider information about the University and its campus.

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General
Mar 02, 2021

Upcoming Global Insights is a Paraguayan Family Affair!

Global Insights is pleased to feature University staff and students from the Fernandez family as speakers for Global Insights: Paraguay.

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Staff
Mar 01, 2021

CHEW Director Writes 'Data Drives Health and Wellness'

Stephanie Adamec, director of the Center for Health, Education and Wellness (CHEW), wrote an article for Connections, the AJCU newsletter. An excerpt is below.

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General
Mar 01, 2021

Fulbright Night: Olive Harvest

The University of Scranton’s Department of World Languages and Cultures is excited to announce that it will be hosting its first Fulbright Night of the spring semester.

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Staff
Mar 01, 2021

Staff and Faculty: Use New Microsoft Tools

Staff and faculty have new available Microsoft tools: Bookings and Teams.

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Student
Mar 01, 2021

Student Scholarships -- Apply Today!

Several scholarships have upcoming deadlines. Learn more here.

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