University of Scranton Announces Fall Semester Events

Sept. 1             6:30 p.m. Performance Music: Pre-concert MusicTalk; 7:30 p.m. “In Concert” with Loren Schoenberg and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars presenting “Tribute to Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young.” Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 7 through Oct. 5           Art Exhibit: “Liquid Earth: Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 7             5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “Liquid Earth: Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture” presented by Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director, Hope Horn Gallery, The University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception follows at the Hope Horn Gallery. Held in conjunction with Scranton’s First Fridays. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 7             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring guitarist Matt Munisteri. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 11           11 a.m. Volunteer Fair for area nonprofit agencies offering volunteer opportunities for students. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Pre-registration required. Call 570-941-7429 or email ellen.judge@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 12           5:30 p.m. Interdependence Day Lecture: “Interdependence and Civic Activism” with panel discussion and reception. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Free with registration. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 13           7 p.m. Ignatian Values in Action Lecture. Keynote speaker: James O’Connell, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and founding leader of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Byron Recreational Complex. Free. Call 570-941-7659 or email teresa.grettano@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 14           11 a.m. Town Hall. Keynote speaker: James O’Connell, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and founding leader of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Loyola Science Center, room 133. Call 570-941-7659 or email teresa.grettano@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 15           8:45 a.m. Schemel Forum “University for a Day.” Topics discussed: “The Real Road to Serfdom;” “Monumental Questions: Race, Memory, and Monument in America Today;” “The Supreme Court at the Intersection of Law and Politics;” and “An American Art Story: 1880s to 1920s.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $25. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 18           Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Why College?” presented by William M. Sullivan, Ph.D., senior scholar at New American Colleges and Universities and visiting professor at the Center for the Study of Professions at Oslo Akerskhus Universities in Norway. Kane Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 18           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “El Abrazo De La Serpiente” (Colombia 2015). Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4317 or email susan.mendez@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 21-23      The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2018. Various campus locations. Call 570-941-4222 or email familyweekend@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 21           11 a.m. Inauguration Ceremony of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as the 27th President of The University of Scranton. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 22           4 p.m. Family Weekend Mass celebrating the Inauguration of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as the 27th President of The University of Scranton. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 22           7:30 p.m. Performance Music presents Family Weekend President’s Concert: Celebrating the Inauguration of Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., as the 27th President featuring The University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir with special guest Wycliffe A. Gordon, H. ’06. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Sept. 27           5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Collaborative Program: “Music and Medicine: Leonard Bernstein” presented by Richard Kogan, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and artistic director, Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Program. Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Reservation required. $25. Call 570-344-1111 or 888-669-8966 for tickets.

 

Oct. 1              Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Democracy Dies in Darkness” presented by Elzbieta Matynia, Ph.D., professor of sociology and liberal studies and director of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies at the New School for Social Research. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 2              5:30 p.m. Asian Studies presents “Sound and Tea Meditation” with Buddhist Venerables from the Dharma Drum Retreat Center, New York, and reception following. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6312 or email ann.pang-white@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 4              6:30 p.m. President’s Business Council 17th Annual Award Dinner honoring Scranton alumni Linda McGowan, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Joseph L. Sorbera Jr., president, JLS Cost Management Systems Inc., at The Pierre, New York City. Proceeds from the dinner support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund. Tickets required. Call 570-941-5837 or email PBC@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 11             8:30 a.m. 17th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility “Everyday Tools: Technology for Accessing Education, Employment and Life.” McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free for general public with $25 fee for registrants interested in CEU credit. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 11            4:30 p.m. Keynote Address by Bern Gavlick and Bill Ziegler titled “Working Through the System” in conjunction with the 17th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 12-14 & 19-21      8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 pm. Sunday. “The Laramie Project” by Moisés Kaufman and The Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project presented by The University Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4353 or email players@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 12             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Juilliard graduate Alexander Pittorino, organ. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 13             5 p.m. Distinguished Author Award Dinner honoring Lorene Cary, who will receive the 2018 Royden B. Davis, S.J. Distinguished Author Award from The University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Reservation required. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 17             Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Translating The Odyssey: How and Why” presented by Emily Wilson, Ph.D., professor, Department of Classical Studies, and chair, Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 18             5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and The University of Scranton Office of the President Collaborative Program: “The Humanities: Now More Than Ever” presented by Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president, The University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. RSVP required. Free event. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 18             6:30 p.m. Reading Series: Department of English and Theatre presents novelist Angie Cruz. McDonnell Room, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7619 or email susan.mendez@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 19             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Jeremy Ajani Jordan, piano, and Mark Dover, clarinet. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 21 through Nov. 16        Art Exhibit: “America in a Trance: Photographs by Niko J. Kallianiotis.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 21             9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. John Long Center. Registration required. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 23            7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “Una Mujer Fantastica” (Chile 2016). Free. Call 570-941-4317 or email susan.mendez@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 25            Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “You Can Do Anything” presented by Eric Schnurer, president, Public Works, LLC. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 27            7 a.m. Schemel Forum bus trip to Baltimore, Maryland. $85. Registration required by Sept. 29. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Oct. 27            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with guest soloist Joseph Boga, trumpet/piano. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu         

 

Nov. 2             5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “America in a Trance: Panel Discussion” presented by Niko J. Kallianiotis, exhibiting artist, Luke Wynne, essayist, and Seamus McGraw, essayist. Pearn Auditorium Brennan Hall. Reception follows at the Hope Horn Gallery. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 2             7:30 p.m. Henry George Lecture: “Should We Embrace Protectionism? The Evidence Behind the Case for Free Trade” presented by Dave Donaldson, Ph.D., professor of economics, MIT. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-4048 or email Janice.mecadon@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 4             9 a.m. Open House for prospective students and their families. John Long Center. Registration required. Free. Call 888-SCRANTON or email admissions@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 6             7:30 p.m. The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Lecture: “Homosexuality: A New, Yet Traditional, Perspective” by Rabbi Chaim Rapoport, author, educator and Judaic scholar, with University of Scranton theology professor Charles Pinches, Ph.D., providing commentary on the Christian perspective. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-7956 or email marc.shapiro@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 7             Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Going to War: Who Calls the Shots?” presented by Morey Myers, L.L.B., of counsel, Myers, Brier and Kelly. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 10           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 13           Noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Cybercrime: A Global Weapon of Mass Destruction” presented by Michael Greenberger, J. D., founder and director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 15           7 p.m. Asian Studies presents “Live Asian Shadow Puppet Show” with live music, a Q & A and a backstage visit. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-6312 or email ann.pangwhite@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 15-17      8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” presented by Liva Arts Company. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. $5. Call 570-941-7401 or email Allison.northrop@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 16           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring The Andrew Gonzalez Trio (with Andrew Gonzalez, viola; Bixby Kennedy, clarinet; Carlos Avila, piano. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 17           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra with guest soloist Andrew Gonzalez. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Nov. 27           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “La Teta Asustada” (Perú 2009). Free. Call 570-941-4317 or email susan.mendez@scranton.edu.

 

Dec. 1             8 p.m. (Prelude begins at 7 p.m.) Performance Music: “51st Annual Noel Night” concert featuring The University of Scranton Singers with guest harpist Marg Davis. Prelude by String Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Dec. 6             5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and The University of Scranton Political Science Department Collaborative Program for showing of the film “The Peacemaker” by James Demo. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. RSVP required. Free event. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

 

Dec. 9             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert” featuring The Scranton Brass Orchestra, The University of Scranton Singers and the Scranton Prep Cavalyrics. Houlihan-McLean Center.  Admission: one new unwrapped toy, new toiletry items or a cash donation. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

Jan. 6               7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The Scranton Brass Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

 

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Schemel Forum Courses

Wednesdays: Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3, 10, 17   6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “The Ambivalent Muse: Woody Allen and his Women” presented by Stephen Whittaker, Ph.D., professor of English and theatre, The University of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

Thursdays: Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1, 8, 15 6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “A Reconsideration of the Politics of the Founding Generation in the Age of Donald Trump” presented by David Dzurec, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the History Department, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

Tuesdays: Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 6, 13, 27 and Dec. 4             6 p.m. Schemel Forum Course: “Homer’s The Illiad and The Odyssey” presented by Harmar Brereton, M.D. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email alicen.morrison@scranton.edu.

WVIA Simply Grand Concert Season To Open

PITTSTON, Pa. –Pianist Holly Roadfeldt opens the new season of WVIA’s live Simply Grand Concerts on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. Dr. Roadfeldt will perform neglected pieces by composers such as Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger, and Joan Tower. Seating is free, but limited. To make reservations call 570-655-2808 or reserve seats online at http://www.wvia.org/reservations. The concert will be recorded for future broadcast.

 

Since making her orchestral debut with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13, Holly Roadfeldt has continued to be an active solo pianist and chamber musician performing standard and eclectic recital programs in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Holly’s mission is to inspire and advocate for piano music of the highest caliber and she regularly mixes newly composed music with established masterpieces. For her recent three-year endeavor “The Preludes Project”, she commissioned 16 composers to write preludes to be performed alongside works from the standard repertoire. Holly premiered 65 preludes in 17 states as a guest artist at multiple venues including the University of Missouri-Kansas City; Oklahoma State University; Wichita State University; the Peabody Institute; University of Nebraska-Kearney; Western Carolina University; Carson-Newman University; the College of Southern Maryland; Westminster College; the University at Albany; Manchester University; and Lafayette College.

 

The Preludes Project CD is Holly’s debut solo album and was released by PARMA Recordings in November 2016.  The double CD includes Chopin’s Op. 28 Preludes and Kirk O’Riordan’s Twenty-Six Preludes for Solo Piano (2014). Holly’s performance on this CD has been lauded as “utterly convincing [with]…every note of her Chopin sound [ing] fresh and alive and her varied touch perfectly match [ing] the mood of each piece — and all are conjured up with a breathtaking sense of elation.” (Raul da Gama, World Music Report). Núria Serra of Sonograma Magazine says the double album deserves “all our highest praise” for Holly’s “expression, agility and perfect articulation.”  Additional reviewers describe Holly’s playing as “exquisite… demonstrating her excellent expressive abilities and technique.” (Cinemusical), state that “the clarity of [her] playing on the faster and more complicated preludes is jaw-dropping” (Mainly Piano) and “Roadfeldt plays all 50 pieces with finesse” (Infodad).

 

A dedicated performer of contemporary music, Holly has premiered over 100 solo and chamber works.  In 1996, she was awarded the prize for the “Best Performance of a 20th Century American Composition” in the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, which resulted in a performance in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Additional contemporary music honors include being a semi-finalist in the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in 1998 and 2001 as a contemporary music specialist.  She has been delighted to premiere multiple works by Kirk O’Riordan, Kala Pierson, Kristin Kuster, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Anthony Donofrio, Stephen Dankner, Charles Peck, Daniel Perttu, and Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn.

As a chamber musician, Holly has performed with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Colorado Orchestra, and the Utah Symphony as well as with concert artists Alexa Still, Bonita Boyd, and Marcia Baldwin. She is also co-founder of the contemporary piano duo, duoARtia, which was formed with Jeri-Mae Astolfi in 2012. In March of 2013, she collaborated with the Marie Chouinard Dance Company from Montreal giving a live performance of Chopin’s 24 Preludes at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.

 

Holly’s live recordings can be heard on the Kosei Publishing (Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue) and the Composers Union of Armenia (music by Gor Hovhannisyan) labels. Additionally, Holly recorded the music (solo and chamber) for Kirk O’Riordan’s Strange Flowers CD, which was released on November 19th, 2013 by PARMA Recordings described as “beautiful” by Donald Rosenberg in Gramophone. Holly’s performance of Mara Gibson’s Conundrums was included on the composer’s Sky-Born CD, also released by PARMA Recordings in November 2017.  About Sky-Born, reviewers described Holly as “a vivid pianist” (Rosenberg, Gramophone), as a pianist who “performed with conviction” (Harris, Winnipeg Free Press) and someone “known perfectly for her seductive Preludes Project” (Marçal Borotau, Sonograma Magazine).

 

Holly currently teaches at Lafayette College and serves as Artist Faculty with Distinction at The Music School of Delaware. Previously, she taught at the University of Delaware, Susquehanna University, Gettysburg College, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Indiana University.

Holly received performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music (B.M.), Indiana University (M.M.) and the University of Colorado in Boulder (D.M.A.).

 

Personal Website: HollyRoadfeldt.com                 Twitter and Instagram: @HRoadfeldt

Penn State Scranton Faculty Member Recognized

Renee Bishop-Pierce, associate professor of biology at Penn State Scranton, has been asked to serve as guest editor of the international journal Frontiers. The special edition is titled “Revealing the Biodiversity for Hidden Marine Coastal Habitats.”

“This special edition is a response to the international call for additional research in conservation to help identify habitats with species that are cryptic and promote protection of the coastal environment,” Bishop-Pierce said, explaining the focus and relevance of the publication. “This research and service to the profession also helps our campus and University address issues in sustainability.”

The special publication addresses traditionally inaccessible ecosystems that are often overlooked when assessing biodiversity. It also will address the contribution these habitats have on coastal productivity.

Bishop-Pierce serves as one of three editors for this international journal feature, which will be available this fall.

“I have been asked to serve as editor because of my research on anchialine cave habitats and the impact of subterranean groundwater influx to the coastal environment,” she said. That article can be viewed here.

Bishop-Pierce specializes in marine science with a focus on ecological physiology.

To view the special edition of Frontiers, click here.

Geisinger Community Medical Center to Host Annual Golf Tournament

SCRANTON, Pa. – Geisinger Community Medical Center (GCMC) will host its 37th annual Dr. Jack Sanner Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, September 7 at the Country Club of Scranton, 1001 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit.

 

Proceeds from the event will benefit GCMC’s Heart Institute. The tournament includes lunch, golf, cocktail hour, a gourmet dinner and a high-end prize drawing.

 

For reservations and sponsorships, please contact Geisinger’s Foundation at 570-214-0300 or visit Geisinger.org/foundationevents.

 

(Front row, from left: Anthony Aquilina, D.O., regional president, Geisinger Northeast; Kay Young, senior director of advancement, Geisinger Foundation; Mike Giordano, operations director, Heart Institute, GCMC; Cathy Serino, administrative assistant, revenue management. Second row, from left, Pat McMahon, co-chair; Joe O’Connell, accounting manager, GCMC. Absent from photo: co-chair, Bill Burkavage.)

 

NEPIRC to Host Three Annual Manufacturing Day Events


National Manufacturing Day recognizes the impact of manufacturing upon the U.S. economy, highlights manufacturing’s value to communities across the nation and raises awareness of high-paying manufacturing careers. Manufacturing Day efforts provide business leaders, legislators, educators, media and the community at large with timely information about the innovations, technologies, career options and best practices that exist within today’s advanced manufacturers.

To celebrate this national event, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, NEPIRC, is hosting three events.

Hazleton Event:
A Manufacturing Day Showcase, Presentation and Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd at the Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf. This event will feature Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. as a keynote speaker. Jennifer is the sixth generation of the Yuengling family to run the company. She will share the story of America’s Oldest Brewery including its survival during prohibition, the company’s growth, its passionate fans and smugglers, and its commitment to the future.

Scranton Event:
A Regional Manufacturing Showcase and Trade Show will be held on Thursday, October 4th at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. NEPIRC’s agenda features Chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar Company, Christian Frederick Martin, IV as a keynote speaker. Under his direction, this iconic company has maintained its integrity and industry wide respect, while growing and prospering to unprecedented manufacturing and sales levels.

Manufacturers and businesses supporting the manufacturing industry are invited to set up trade show tables at both the Hazleton and Scranton events to showcase their products and services.

Wellsboro Event:
A Manufacturing Day Luncheon and Presentation will be held on Friday, October 5th at Timeless Destinations in Wellsboro. Denise Ball will be presenting the keynote presentation “Attracting and Retaining the Z & Millennial Generations.” Denise is a Workforce Development Specialist for Tooling U – SME, an industry leader in manufacturing workforce education and development and she will address how businesses can better attract workers by adapting to the needs of their current hiring pool.

All events are great opportunities to meet manufacturers and regional business leaders and learn about their products and services. Time has been incorporated into all events for participants to network, learn about what each other has to offer and help facilitate synergies, purchasing opportunities and collaborations among Pennsylvania manufacturers.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the keynote speaker sponsor for all three events. To learn more about Bank of America Merrill Lynch visit www.bofaml.com.

Tickets and information may be obtained by calling Colleen Reardon at 570-704-0018 or visiting www.NEPIRC.com.

Lackawanna College Athletics Unveils New Gym Floor

With the help of Miller Flooring Company in West Chester, Pa., Lackawanna College Athletics has completed the redesign of the Student Union gymnasium court, which will be unveiled at the home women’s volleyball game on Tuesday, Sept. 4 versus Harrisburg Area Community College at 6 p.m.

According to Joya Whittington, Lackawanna College Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach, the redesign highlights the College’s ongoing commitment to providing an innovative education as well as nationally recognized athletic programs.

“The design was inspired by our commitment to the Scranton community and the proud history we share with it,” said Whittington. “We not only look forward to showcasing our athletes, but also other community events we host here at our Student Union. We are constantly trying to improve our facilities so that we can give our student athletes and community members an exceptional experience while they are here on our campus. “

The floor design shows off one of Lackawanna’s new athletics logos on center court, which was released earlier this month. Attendees at the game and future events will also see an artistic silhouetted skyline on the playing surface representing iconic Scranton buildings. On the floor from the Vine Street entrance to the exits on Moir Court, Falcons fans will see profiles of the Scranton Electric Building, Scranton City Hall, Lackawanna’s Angeli Hall (the former Scranton Central High School), the Lackawanna County Courthouse, and the Scranton Times Building and radio tower.

About Lackawanna College:

Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.

Golden Technologies Receives Award

 

Old Forge, PA – Golden Technologies announced today its video introducing the MaxiComfort power recliner with Twilight positioning has been named a bronze winner in the 39th Annual Telly Awards. The launch video was honored in both the General/Home Furnishings category and the category of Craft-Directing for a Promotional Video. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed.

“Golden Technologies is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is rapidly changing,” said Sabrina Dridje, Managing Director of the Telly Awards. Golden’s Director of Digital Media, Tim Robinson, stated, “It is a credit to the huge undertaking involved in elevating our marketing to the next level, hiring talented people to help us create real product lifestyle pieces that not only inspire consumers but help us illustrate the way these products can make you feel.”

The video was created to highlight the genesis of the world’s first three-motor luxury recliner. The chair was taken hours deep off-road in the Arizona desert with world-renowned, time-lapse expert Justin Farrell, whose work can be seen on The Discovery Channel and National Geographic, and has been viewed by millions on YouTube. Tim added, “What’s interesting about this particular piece is that none of it has been enhanced by Photoshop. The goal was to capture “twilight” which we did, under the brightest stars we could see, doing a series of long exposures for several hours over two nights.”

The launch video also revisits other accolades Golden has achieved on its journey to become an industry leader, such as being the first in customization and the first to patent Zero Gravity positioning, as they were earlier steps on Golden’s path to create and deliver a higher level of comfort to their customers.

The full list of the 39th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at www.tellyawards.com/winners.

Visit www.goldentech.com for more information.

About Golden Technologies

Golden Technologies, a family-owned and operated company, is the world’s leading manufacturer of luxurious lift and recline chairs. We take great satisfaction in the superb craftsmanship and lasting durability of our growing lines of Power Lift Chairs and Power Wheelchairs and Scooters. Golden’s products set the pace in our industry for performance, convenience, and comfort, because they all begin with superior materials and creative designs. We help provide our customers with a sense of independence, mobility, freedom, accomplishment, and belonging.

About The Telly Awards
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Wilkes University Creative Writing Open House Scheduled

Wilkes University’s Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing will host an instant decision open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Dr. Harold Cox Hall, 245 S. River Street, Wilkes-Barre. Attendees bringing writing samples can receive an instant admission decision. They will also have the opportunity to learn more about the program from the director, staff and alumni.

The Graduate Creative Writing program is offered in two formats. In the low-residency format, students learn online and attend two eight-day residencies each January and June. For the weekender program, students will learn online and attend four face-to-face weekend class sessions each term. Applications are due by Dec. 1 to start in January.

Wilkes offers the master of arts and master of fine art degrees in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, publishing and documentary filmmaking. Program faculty are working, producing writers who mentor students one-on-one through the process of creating a full-length creative project. Among the program’s nationally renowned faculty members are J. Michael Lennon, Kaylie Jones, Susan Cartsonis, Taylor Polites, Christine Gelineau, Beverly Donofrio, Ross Klavan and Jan Quackenbush. In a review process that is unique to Wilkes, students submit their final creative manuscripts to literary agents, publishers or producers for feedback, which is delivered during a private session with the outside reader.

Notable alumni include Marlon James, author of the 2015 American Book Award and 2015 Man Booker Prize Winner “A Brief History of Seven Killings;” Morowa Yejide, author of the novel “Time of the Locust,” which was longlisted for the 2015 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction; and Scranton native Barbara J. Taylor, author of “Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night,” which was a Publisher’s Weekly 2014 summer reads pick.

Program graduates have published over 400 novels, memoirs and nonfiction works; produced over 90 plays; published over 50 chapbooks or poetry collections; produced over 60 films; published hundreds of articles, poems and short stories; started four new journals or publishing companies; and secured work as editors, teachers, filmmakers or other writing-related jobs. Tuition is $660 per credit plus applicable fees.

Interested open house attendees should register online at www.wilkes.edu/informationsession or by calling the Creative Writing office at (570) 408-4547.
For program information, please visit www.wilkes.edu/cw.

About Wilkes University:
Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 47 bachelor’s degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master’s degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.