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    Program to Explore Life of George Schemel, S.J.

    The University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum Collaborative Program with the Jesuit Center, “A Schemel Legacy: The Engineer and the Monk” presented by Christopher F. Schemel, Ph.D., president Delta Q Consultants, Inc. and courtesy professor of chemical engineering, University of South Florida, and Brother Mario Joseph, Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers, Georgia, will take place Apr. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall. A reception immediately follows. Registration required is required to attend.
    April 14, 2022

    During the spring semester, the Schemel Forum at The University of Scranton will explore the extraordinary life and influence of Rev. George Schemel, S.J., who served on Scranton’s faculty and inspired his friends and colleagues to found the Schemel Forum 16 years ago.

    On Monday, April 25, in collaboration with Scranton’s Jesuit Center, the University will present “A Schemel Legacy: The Engineer and the Monk.” The program will be conducted by Fr. Schemel’s two nephews, whom he most profoundly inspired: Christopher F. Schemel, Ph.D., president of Delta Q Consultants, Inc., and courtesy professor of chemical engineering at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa; and Brother Mario Joseph Schemel, a Trappist monk at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit near Conyers, Georgia.

    Dr. Schemel is a leading expert in fire and explosion dynamics and chemical process safety. Before joining the monastery in 2010, Br. Mario, spent 15 years in industry and 15 years in academia. The brothers will describe the influence that Father George had on them in their respective callings.

    The Schemel Forum was founded at the University in July 2006 through generous gifts to the Rev. George Schemel, S.J., Fund, created by friends of the beloved campus Jesuit. The program aims to provide people of all ages with the opportunity to explore the intellectual and cultural wonders of the world via a range of lectures and courses.

    “A Schemel Legacy: The Engineer and the Monk” will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall, followed by a reception. Admission is free for University students, faculty and staff and Schemel Forum members. For non-members, the fee is $25.

    To register, contact Alicen Morrison, Schemel Forum assistant, at 570-941-6206 or alicen.morrison@scranton.edu. To pay by credit card over the phone, contact Kym Fetsko at 570-941-7816, or to pay online, visit: www.scranton.edu/schemelforum.

    For more information on Schemel Forum programs and memberships, contact Sondra Myers, Schemel Forum director, at 570-941-4089 or sondra.myers@scranton.edu.

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