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February 18, 2024

Students Gain International Experience with Study Abroad

London, Osaka, Dublin and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador were just a few of the global locations visited by University of Scranton students and chaperones throughout the 2024 intersession.

Peer Health Educators at the February 2024 Student Activities Fair, are shown, from left: Ava Pappalardo ’25 Peer Health Educator Leader, Steph Patullo, Graduate Assistant, Maura Gallagher ’26 Peer Health Educator and Maggie Cygan ’26 Peer Health Educator.
February 18, 2024

Student Spotlight: Peer Health Education Team

Now through March 8, the Center for Health Education and Wellness is currently recruiting for next year's Peer Health Education team. Apply to get involved on campus, gain leadership skills and join a community focused on happiness and health.

The comedy parodies 1970s disaster movies, and features all the hits from the era including: “I Will Survive,” “Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," “Three Times A Lady,” "Sky High," "I Am Woman,” "Hot Stuff,” and more.
February 17, 2024

The University Players Present Musical Comedy 'Disaster!'

The comedy parodies 1970s disaster movies, and features all the hits from the era including: “I Will Survive,” “Knock on Wood," "Hooked on a Feeling," “Three Times A Lady,” "Sky High," "I Am Woman,” "Hot Stuff,” and more.

The University of Scranton and Xavier School of Management, a Jesuit business school in Jamshedpur, India, signed an agreement of cooperation to set in motion the future development of joint research projects and educational programs. The agreement was signed by, from left, Sanjay Patro, Ph.D., dean of Xavier School of Management, and Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at The University of Scranton.
February 20, 2024

Agreement with Xavier School of Management in India Signed

The University of Scranton signs an agreement of cooperation with a top-ranked, highly- competitive AACSB-accredited Jesuit business school in India.

The Asian Studies Program and the World Languages and Cultures Department at The University of Scranton hosted an Asian New Year Festival and Workshop on campus that included hands-on lessons on Chinese calligraphy and Japanese origami, which was led by Naoko Omori, guest instructor of Japanese from Japan and the ALLEX Foundation, World Languages and Cultures Department.
February 20, 2024

Asian New Year Traditions Taught at Interactive Workshop

The Year of the Dragon celebrated at The University of Scranton’s Asian New Year Festival and Workshop.

University of Scranton students in the Media Writing Course taught by Kim Pavlick, Ph.D., professor of media and communication, met with Jeff Jarvis, Tow Professor of Journalism Innovation, director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York, prior to his Schemel Forum presentation. He discussed “Rethinking Local Journalism in Scranton” at a Schemel Forum luncheon, sponsored by Munley Law, on Feb. 9 on campus.
February 15, 2024

The Future of Journalism in Scranton Discussed

Rethinking Local Journalism in Scranton was the topic of a University of Scranton Schemel Forum presentation conveying the importance and power of the storyteller.

Volunteers delivered kindness, fellowship and service from The University of Scranton community to locations across the U.S. During the 2024 Intersession, students and chaperones from the University’s Center for Service and Social Justice ventured to California, Montana, Washington D.C. and Louisiana. Shown, volunteers at the Father McKenna Center in Washington, D.C. and Homeboy in Los Angeles.
February 14, 2024

Students Deliver Service, Fellowship From L.A. to D.C.

During the 2024 Intersession, students and chaperones from the University’s Center for Service and Social Justice ventured to California, Montana, Washington D.C. and Louisiana.

Twenty University of Scranton education majors are serving as student teachers during the spring semester at twelve local schools. First row, from left, are: Lainey Kamora, Sarah Walsh, Gracie Silva and Isabella Gorzkowski. Second row: Nina Bowen, Matthew Byrnes, Marina Nunziato and Kathryn Olafson. Third row: Jacob Vituszynski, Daniel Finning, Daniel Zych and Natalie Edwards. Fourth row: Gabriel Abood, Makenzie Bell and Haralampos Varonides. Absent from photo are Andrea Filachek, Jessica Notari, Daniella Raffa, Laura Scanlon and Bridget Warren.
February 14, 2024

University Student Teachers Begin at Area Schools

University of Scranton undergraduate and graduate education students have begun serving as student teachers at 12 local schools this semester.

“The Fables of Ora Lerman: Creativity + Critical Thinking” exhibit, on display at The University of Scranton Hope Horn Gallery in Hyland Hall through Mar. 22, features not only the finished pieces of her art inspired by Aesop’s Fables, but includes pieces depicting their stages of development. The exhibit includes “I Gave You My Song,” pictured here, by Ora Lerman.
February 12, 2024

Exhibit Shows Development and Final Pieces of Artist's Work

Art exhibit and lecture examine the mind of artist Ora Lerman - thinking critically and creatively – showing the stages of the development, as well as finished pieces of her work.

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February 1, 2024

University Welcomes Lunar New Year With Festivities, Customs

The Asian studies program, Department of World Cultures and Languages, and Asia club will sponsor a festival and workshop on Feb. 15, including Japanese Culture and Origami with Prof. Naoko Amori and Chinese Customs and Calligraphy with Prof. Yun (Lily) Chiang.

Immigration attorney Luis Canales, J.D., founder of Canales Law Offices, shared his immigration story with members of The University of Scranton community at a Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Ignatian Humanities Lecture on Jan. 30 on campus.
February 6, 2024

Luis Canales Brings Personal Immigration Story to Scranton

Guest speaker’s Luis Canales discussion of his journey “From Asylum Seeker to Immigration Attorney” moved audience members to tears.

In February, members of the Louis Stanley Brown Black Student Union will host a Freedom Fest and Black History Month Trivia Event. Club participants are shown hosting a Rare Beauty event.
February 12, 2024

Club Spotlight: Black Student Union Organizes Freedom Fest

Diego Collado-Ramirez ’24, Internal Outreach Manager for the Louis Stanley Brown Black Student Union said the club serves as a hub for cultural exchange, emphasizing the importance of inclusivity.

Multiple University of Scranton’s online graduate programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by Forbes.com and Intelligent.com, as well as consistently in other rankings, such as U.S. News & World Report.
January 31, 2024

Online Graduate Programs Ranked Among Best in Nation

Online graduate programs for international business MBA, health informatics and master of accountancy were ranked in the top six in nation.

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January 25, 2024

Student Volunteers Rise to Challenge in New Orleans

During intersession, nine students and two faculty chaperones faced record icy conditions while in Louisiana for a service trip with The University's Center for Service and Social Justice. They partnered with the Saint Bernard Project (SBP), a national disaster recovery and resilience organization, to help rebuild homes destroyed in recent floods and hurricanes.

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January 21, 2024

Occupational Therapy Seniors, Faculty in Dominican Republic

From Jan. 13 - 20, Prof. Chandra Nealon and Prof. Stephanie DeNaples guided occupational therapy students during the OT 480: Level I, Clinical III-Physical Rehabilitation trip to the Dominican Republic. The group provided services at a rehabilitation center in San Juan de la Maguana and helped construct a home.

Students were named to The University of Scranton Dean’s List for the 2023 fall semester.
January 22, 2024

University Announces Fall 2023 Dean’s List

Students were named to The University of Scranton Dean’s List for the 2023 fall semester.

Mollie Veres '24, is shown, collaborating with Noteology’s CEO Danielle Fleming at the business in Scranton.
January 5, 2024

Small Business Internship Spotlight

Meet Mollie Veres, social media marketing intern at Noteology, a boutique perfumery and custom studio located in downtown Scranton.

University students and their high school teachers who they credit for contributing to their success were honored with Rose Kelly Awards at a recent ceremony held on campus. From left Mark Higgins, Ph.D., dean of the Kania School of Management, and Rose Kelly Award recipient Sarah Boyle, and the teacher she honored, Norine Legg from Valley View Middle School.
January 8, 2024

University Presented Rose Kelly Awards

The University recognized students and their high school teachers, who they credit for contributing to their success.

University of Scranton students were recently given Frank O’Hara medals in recognition of having the highest grade-point averages in their first-, second- and third-year in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management and the Panuska College of Professional Studies for the 2021-22 academic year. From left: David Dzurec, Ph.D., interim dean for The University of Scranton’s College of Arts and Science; and O’Hara Award recipients Emily Carey, Jordan Badman and Charles Sylvester.
January 10, 2024

Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

Outstanding University of Scranton students received Frank O’Hara awards in recognition of their academic achievement.

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December 10, 2023

Meet Department of Physical Therapy Elf Poppy Tinsel

At the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies, Scout elf Poppy Tinsel joins the Department of Physical Therapy for a fourth year. In a Royal News interview, she reflects on her experiences and highlights the magical connection between the North Pole and Scranton.

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December 10, 2023

Club Spotlight: Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Chapter 

Madelyn Ronan '24, an accounting and finance major, discusses educational networking and professional opportunities available through University's IMA Student Chapter, which has been recognized as one of the top throughout the nation.

Six University of Scranton Master of Health Administration graduate students traveled to Slovakia to present research at the 10th Annual International Conference of Hospice and Palliative Care in the fall semester. Pictured at the State National Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Center in Bratislava, Slovakia, from left, are: MHA students and professors Rutu Gandhi, Scranton; Prutha Patel, Tunkhannock; Christopher Talocka, White House Station, New Jersey; Brandon DaGrosa ’23, Hazle Township; Steven J. Szydlowski, D.H.A. ’98, G’00, G’01, professor and chair for the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources; Michael M. Costello, J.D., faculty specialist and assistant program director for Online Graduate Health Administration; Pavol Povinec, M.D., BIONT - Bratislava Ions Technologies, State National Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Center; Abigail Lynott ’23, Dalton; Daniel J. West Jr., Ph.D., professor, Department of Health Administration and Human Resources; and Rebecca Reynolds ’23, Bradley Beach, New Jersey.
December 11, 2023

MHA Graduate Students Present Research in Slovakia

Students pursuing master of health administration degrees present research at international hospice and palliative care conference in Slovakia.

Twenty-three University of Scranton undergraduate students and three graduate students, shown, were honored recently at the 35th annual induction ceremony for the national honor society for nursing. 
December 3, 2023

National Honor Society for Nursing Inducts 26

The ceremony for Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Omega Chapter was hosted Nov. 5 at The University of Scranton.

Scranton Rugby Club member Domenic Scaffidi '25 said that with the club's most successful fall 15s season concluded after the Norsemen's first trip to Nationals, they are eagerly waiting their spring sevens season.
December 3, 2023

Club Spotlight: Scranton Rugby Club

Domenic M. Scaffidi '25, a member of the Scranton Rugby Club, said that beyond the thrill of the game, joining the Norsemen means entering 'a tight-knit community where you will not only find friends, but you will find brothers'.

More than 60 students actively learned about real-world business scenarios by participating in PwC’s Case Competition at Scranton in November.
December 5, 2023

Students Participate in PwC Case Competition at Scranton

More than 60 students actively learned about real-world business scenarios by participating in PwC’s Case Competition at Scranton in November.

Nick Ripatrazone, author and culture editor of Image Journal, presented “The Habit of Poetry: The Literary Lives of Nuns in Mid-century America” at a recent Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Ignatian Humanities Lecture on campus.
November 30, 2023

The Literary Lives of Nuns Discussed

Author and editor Nick Ripatrazone studies the relationship between nuns and poetry to acknowledge and remember an overlooked literary genre.

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November 20, 2023

Club Spotlight: Pre-Physician Assistant Club

Pre-Physician Assistant Club Vice President Maria Manno '24 said the club offers mentorship to students and educates them about their chosen career path.

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November 20, 2023

PILLAR Student Partner Applications Due Dec. 5

The PILLAR Program is accepting applications from students for the spring 2024 semester. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 11:59 p.m. PILLAR student partners will receive pay, work with faculty, help make classrooms more inclusive and more.

University of Scranton student volunteers prepared 150 Thanksgiving food baskets for area families in need. The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive was organized by the University’s Center for Service and Social Justice
November 21, 2023

University Holds Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

One hundred fifty food baskets were provided to area families in need through the The University of Scranton’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Students representing The University of Scranton came in second place and third place in cyber security simulation student competition hosted by Endicott College in Massachusetts. From left,  members of the team that placed third, Jessica Sommo, Colin Straub and Brian Callery; members of the team that placed second, Frank Magistro, John McMonagle and Buse Onat; and Sinchul Back, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of cybercrime and cybersecurity at the University. All six students are majoring in cybercrime and homeland security at Scranton.
November 27, 2023

Students Place Second and Third in Cyber Security Competition

Students majoring in cybercrime and homeland security placed second and third in a cyber security simulation student competition hosted by Endicott College in Massachusetts.

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