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Fall Semester Begins

Back to School Bonanza August 25
The University of Scranton and community partners will host a free "Back to School Bonanza" for children from 3 to 12 years of age and their families Sunday, Aug. 25, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The Marketplace at Steamtown. Registration will take place at the Lackawanna Avenue entrance to the Marketplace.  No prior registration is  necessary! more info

The Bonanza is part of the University's Fall Welcome Weekend, which  includes Move-In for new students and student and community formation activities. In addition, some members of the Class of 2023 spent this past week participating in FIRST, a first year service program
in partnership with local agencies.  

Academic Engagement
Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program
The University of Scranton is accepting applications for its Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program for the 2019-20 academic year. The deadline to apply is Sept. 2. Classes for the program, which seeks to develop future executives to serve area nonprofit institutions, begin Sept. 23.

Launched in 2017, the certificate program combines a rigorous academic component taught by Kania School of Management faculty with expertise in nonprofit organizations, a mentorship and experiential learning. The program includes capstone project that requires participants to form a comprehensive plan to solve a current issue faced by the nonprofit organization they represent.
For additional information, visit the  Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program webpage or call 570-941-4047.

Scranton Launches Magis Honors Program In Stem
The University of Scranton has added a new honors program to its programs of excellence, this one focused on offering talented students a more intense, interdisciplinary experience of research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

"The goal of the program is to give the opportunity for students who are really excited about STEM to be able to get involved right away," said Janice Voltzow, Ph.D.,
professor of biology, one of the founders of the program at
Scranton. read more

Campus Developments
New Facade to Feature University Seal

The fa├žade of St. Thomas Hall facing Linden Street will have a new modern design that incorporates locally quarried stone with a lit glass wall that spans the center of the four-story building and features the seal of The University of Scranton. The new design keeps t he iconic cross that rises above the left side of the building.  read more

University News
Scranton No. 10 Best Catholic College in U.S.
The University of Scranton placed at No. 10 among the "Best Catholic Colleges and Universities" in America in a 2019 ranking published recently online by College Consensus, which includes some of the most prestigious Catholic universities in America. 
Scranton was the highest ranked Catholic university in Pennsylvania. read more

Accelerated JD Program With Penn State Law Started

The University of Scranton and Penn State Law in University Park have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow Scranton students who meet program requirements to be eligible for admission to the law school after just three years at Scranton.  The "3-3 Accelerated Bachelor/JD Program" will allow Scranton students to earn a bachelor's degree from Scranton and a juris doctor (JD) degree from  Penn State Law  in six rather than seven years. read more

Event Highlights
Performance Music Announces Fall Concerts Starting Sept. 6

Performance Music at Scranton has announced their upcoming fall events, starting with an In Recital  featuring Dan Ficarri, organist. See the complete listing,  here.

Schemel Forum Announces Fall Classes and University for a Day Sept. 14

The University of Scranton's Schemel Forum will offer three separate evening courses during the fall months: one that will examine the legacy of President Dwight Eisenhower; one that will look at the current threats to global democracy; and one that will study Europe's fabled Paleolithic cave paintings. Its annual University for a Day program will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14. This year's program theme is "An Environmental Immersion." 

Fair for Non-Profit Agencies Seeking Volunteers Sept. 10

The Center for Service and Social Justice at The University of Scranton will hold its annual Volunteer Fair for local nonprofits from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, on campus. read more

Ignatian Values in Action Lecture Sept. 19

The 2019 Ignatian Values in Action lecture, featuring Stephanie Saldana author of "The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith" and founder of The Mosaic Stories project, includes themes related to inter-religious dialogue.  read more