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University News

At Inauguration of Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Focus on Service


In a celebration of The University of Scranton's tradition and accomplishments, as well as its future the University conducted its Inauguration Ceremony for its 25th president, Rev. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. on Friday, Sept. 16. In his Inauguration Address, Father Quinn said a Jesuit university "should ask more of its students by challenging them to make Ignatius' charge - his notion of service - their own." read more

Community Connections 

Office of Community Relations Launches Neighbor Night

The Office of Community Relations is inviting Scranton residents, including in the immediate campus area of the historic Hill Section and downtown, to Neighbor Night. This presentation, discussion and reception will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose Room in Brennan Hall. Neighbor Night will give neighbors a chance to hear from University leadership in the areas of Community Relations, Student Affairs and University Police, as well as ask questions and enjoy light refreshments. RSVP to or 570-941-4419.  read more

Student Spotlight

Students 'Willing to Help' at Annual Volunteer Fair

Service Fair

More than 700 University of Scranton students came to find ways to serve at the Community Outreach Office's annual Volunteer Fair on Sept. 13.  For some students, like Michael Wiencek, a senior biology and philosophy major from Fleetwood, service has a mission related meaning.  "I think it really shows the University's Jesuit mission of being men and women for others," Wiencek said. read more

Academic Profile

Freshman Class Makes Meaning of 9/11

Class on Making Meaning of 9/11As an historical event, 9/11 has shaped the worldview of all Americans, but particularly those who were children when the Twin Towers fell. Those children are today's college students and Professor Teresa Grettano of the University's Department of English & Theatre felt it imperative that her students explore how the searing events of 2001 still influence the world today.  This special freshman seminar class comes along with several efforts by the University to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. read more  

Campus & Neighborhood

Mulberry Street Improvement Project Enters Final Phase

Mulberry Street Improvement Project

The multi-million dollar Mulberry Street Improvement Project, spearheaded by the mayor of Scranton, Scranton City Council and The University of Scranton, is expected to be completed in the spring of 2012. "Construction on the final phase of the project has begun," said James Devers, assistant vice president for facilities operations. "We expect to complete the construction on Mulberry Street, between Madison and Quincy avenues, before winter sets in. The remainder of the project, from Quincy to North Webster avenues, should be finished this summer." read more

Downtown Collaboration

Parents Encouraged to Dine Downtown During Family Weekend 

Downtown Welcome during Family Weekend

The Office of Parent Relations, the Office of Community Relations and over 25 downtown restaurants and area museums joined together for Family Weekend, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, to encourage University families to dine downtown and explore Scranton. Area cultural attractions offered reduced fees and downtown eateries provided special discounts as part of the Family Table program

Upcoming Events

Oct. 24 - Nov. 18: The Sherwin Series, Works by Joelle Dietrick 
Hope Horn Gallery Exhibit. Hyland Hall. Free. read more  


Oct. 25: Leo Castelli, the First Global Gallerist Schemel Luncheon, noon 

Presented by Annie Cohen-Solal, Ph.D., visiting professor of art, New York University. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. read more   

Oct. 26: Neighbor Night, 7:30 p.m.

Presentation, discussion and reception for Scranton residents.  Rose Room in Brennan Hall. read more

Oct. 29: Halloween Concert, 7:30 p.m. 

The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble.  Houlihan-McLean Center.  Free, if in costume. read more

Nov. 1-3: Fifth Annual East German Film Festival Series, 7 p.m. each evening 

Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. read more

Nov. 3: "What Would You Do?" Diversity Fair Lecture with John Qui´┐Żones, 7 p.m.

Emmy award winning journalist John Qui´┐Żones, ABC News correspondent, and host of Primetime: What Would You Do?  McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. read more

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Inauguration Events

Inauguration Events

The Inauguration of Fr. Kevin Quinn, S.J., as the 25th president of The University of Scranton included several events: a special lecture, Mass and Inaugural Address. 

Chai Found
Music Workshop

Chai Found Music Workshop

Internationally acclaimed Chinese and Taiwanese Chamber music ensemble from Taipei, Taiwan hosted area elementary, middle and high school students for an interactive educational performance.   

Schemel Forum
University for a Day

Author Steve Berry
The Schemel Forum's University for a Day program took place on Saturday, Sept. 17, and focused on "America and the World."
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