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Community Event
Global Tastes of Scranton Spotlights Scranton's Nepali-Bhutanese  Community

The next Global Tastes of Scranton event, planned for Sunday, April 7, will feature the cuisine and culture of Bhutan and Nepal. The 'pop-up restaurant' event will begin at 5 p.m. at The Scranton Cultural Center and will include authentic Bhutanese-Nepali foods; the event will also highlight Bhutanese-Nepali culture with special music and performances as well as testimonials regarding the refugee crisis. Proceeds from the event will benefit refuge support activities of Catholic Social Services. read more

University News
Online Master of Accounting Tops Best Lists

The University of Scranton online master's in accountancy program (MAcc) ranked No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 (twice) and No. 7 in five separate 2019 "Best Online Programs in Accounting" lists.  Best Colleges  ranked the University's program No. 1 in the nation in its ranking of the "Top 25 Programs for a Master's in Accounting Online for 2019."   read more

Events Encourage Civic Engagement and Discourse

The Albright Memorial Library, in collaboration with The University of Scranton, will host a series of events that encourage civic engagement among area residents. The first event will take place Thursday March 28 and will feature a screening of the PBS film documentary "American Creed" followed by discussion with University faculty member, Dr. Adam Pratt. The programs are funded through an award from American Library Association. read more

Student Service
Students Participate in Spring Break Service Trips 
51 University of Scranton students built homes, served at-risk youth and prepared meals for the homeless during their participation in six domestic service trips, organized by Campus Ministries' Center for Service and Social Justice, over spring break. Students volunteered at the following service organizations: Homeboy Industries/ Dolores Mission in Los Angeles, California; St. Michael's Association for Special Education in St. Michael, Arizona; Christian Appalachian Projects in Kentucky; St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia, The McKenna Center in Washington, D.C.; and Experience Missions in Puerto Rico.  read more

K-12 Engagement
Annual Earth Day Essay Contest Open to Area Students
Area students in grades 7-12 can now send in their essays for The University of Scranton's 2019 Earth Day Essay Contest! This year's theme is "Caring for the Earth's Critters." Essay submissions must be postmarked on or before April 1st. Essays will be displayed on campus at the Earth Day Evening of Environmental Science, which will also feature interactive science experiments.  read more

Academic Competitions Take Place Throughout the Spring

The University of Scranton will host several academic competitions for area middle school and high school students during the spring semester including: a Computer Science Programming Contest; a history competition; an Earth Day essay contest; the Hayes Competition for physics and engineering; the Integration Bee for mathematics and a business scholars competition, as well as the Brain Bee for neuroscience which took place on campus earlier this month. The University also host academic programming 
events for biomechanics and for digital and social media.

Campus and Neighborhood
Loyola Science Center Recognized for Environmental Design
The University of Scranton's Loyola Science Center was among "The 50 Most Impressive Environmentally Friendly University Buildings" in the world recognized by Best Master's Degrees, an education and career website for prospective graduate students. Loyola Science Center, ranked at No. 19, is listed with academic buildings in Seoul, South Korea, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, and Beruit, Lebanon, as well as facilities from campuses across the United States. read more

Ronald McDonald Gives to Community Playground

Ronald McDonald Children's Charity presented a check to The University of Scranton in the amount of $5,000 to support the community playground at the University's Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus. The 2,580 square-foot play area, which includes sliding boards, a bridge, swings, ladders, climbers and a sliding pole, is part of an 11-acre athletics campus located along Broadway Street in Scranton.  read more

Upcoming Events
Through Apr. 12 Art Exhibit, "Altered States: Important Prints from The Maslow Collection." Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email

Apr. 4,  5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum with the Political Dialogues Campus Working Group at The University of Scranton Collaborative Program: "Democracy and the Rhetoric of Demagoguery" presented by Patricia Roberts-Miller, Ph.D., professor of rhetoric and writing and director of the university writing center at the University of Texas at Austin. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Free. Call 570-941-6206 or email .
Apr. 6,  7:30 p.m. Performance Music: "In Concert" featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band with special guests The Alumni Blues Doctors featuring Drs. Adonizio, Costello, Newman, and Stopper. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email .

Apr. 7,  5 p.m.  Global Tastes of Scranton event featuring the Bhutanese-Nepali community. Co-sponsors include The University of Scranton, Catholic Social Services, Lackawanna County Department of Arts and Culture, Scranton Cultural Center and Terra Preta Prime. Scranton Cultural Center. $35. Call 570-941-4419 or email

Apr. 11, 6 p.m. Earth Day "Evening of Environmental Science" with University student-run interactive science experiments and exhibit of University of Scranton Earth Day Essay Contest submissions. Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-7669 or email .

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