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Fall Semester Events at the University of Scranton

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University Announces Fall Semester Events

Sept. 3             9 p.m. University of Scranton Jazz Band performance at La Festa Italiana. Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Sept. 9 through Oct. 7            Art Exhibit: “These Days: Prints by Mark Ciocca.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Sept. 9             5 p.m.   Gallery Lecture: “These Days: Prints by Mark Ciocca.” Ciocca will present an artist’s lecture discussing his work. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall.  Reception follows at the Hope Horn Gallery. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Sept. 10           noon The University of Scranton Big Man/Guard Elite Camp for grades 9-12. John Long Center Gymnasium. Pre-registration required. $75 fee. Call 570-941-7252 or email ryan.vanzelst@scranon.edu.

Sept. 10           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring Eddie Barbash Quartet. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Sept. 12           noon. Schemel Forum’s Munley Lay World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Descent into Hell: The Hero’s Quest in Myth and Film” presented by James J. Clauss, Ph.D., professor of classics, University of Washington. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Sept. 13           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. 15           11:30 a.m. Asian Studies Lecture: “Kuan-Yin (Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara): Empathy and Empowerment through Many Images” byHsiao-Lan Hu, Ph.D., associate professor in religious studies and women’s and gender studies at the University of Detroit Mercy. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7643 or email asianstudies@scranton.edu.

Sept. 15           6 p.m.The Asian Art of Tea: Zen and Tea,” a workshop on mindfulness and Taiwanese tea culture that includes a traditional tea ceremony. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free, but space is limited and reservations are required to participate. Call 570-941-7643 or email asianstudies@scranton.edu.

Sept. 15           7 p.m. Ignatian Values in Action Lecture. Mark Ravizza, S.J., associate professor and Bannan Senior Fellow at Santa Clara University will discuss ways Lila, a book written by Marilynne Robinson, explores the central values of Jesuit education, particularly its approach to the poor and the marginalized, and its recognition of how grace can transform all of our lives, often unexpectedly. Byron Recreation Complex. Free. Call 570-941-4399 or email rebecca.haggerty@scranton.edu.

Sept. 17           8:45 a.m. Schemel Forum “University for a Day.” Topics discussed: “Damon Runyon’s Broadway Carnival;” “The Harlem Renaissance: A Cultural, Social and Artistic Explosion;” “Do Leaders Make History? Reflections on the American Presidency;” and “Contradiction and Pragmatism: President Jefferson’s Foreign Policy and Politics in the Early American Republic.” Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Registration required. $25. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu 

Sept. 20           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “Chico & Rita” Cuba-Spain-England, 2012. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7778 or email yamile.silva@scranton.edu.

Sept. 22           5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum and the Asian Studies Program Collaborative Program: “Art along the Silk Roads” presented by Nancy Steinhardt, Ph.D., professor of East Asian art, University of Pennsylvania. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception to follow. Reservation required. Free. Call 570-941-6206 or emailemily.brees@scranton.edu.

Sept. 23-25      The University of Scranton Family Weekend 2016. Various campus locations. Call 570-941-4222 or email familyweekend@scranton.edu.

Sept. 23-25, 30-Oct. 2             TBA. Performance: “The Birds” by Aristophanes presented by The University of Scranton Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

Sept. 24           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The Joseph Boga Octet. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu. 

Sept. 27           6:30 p.m. Hoban Lecture by David Miliband, president and chief executive of International Rescue Committee and former United Kingdom foreign secretary, presented by The University of Scranton’s Office of Community and Government Relations and Schemel Forum and the Lackawanna Bar Association. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-4419 or email community@scranton.edu.

Sept. 28           7:30 p.m. Performance Music: student performance. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Sept. 29           noon Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Globalization and its Discontents: Specific Problems in Central Europe” presented by Jiri Pehe, J.D., director of New York University in Prague and global professor at The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU in New York. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Sept. 30           3:30 p.m. Lecture: “Polygyny and Its Discontents: A Key to Understanding Traditional Chinese Society” by Paul R. Goldin, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7643 or email asianstudies@scranton.edu.

Sept. 30           7 p.m. Musical performance: The Song of Pipa Lute By Xinxin Nanguan Ensemble of Taipei , Taiwan. Program includes Q&A, interactive workshop and exhibit of Nanguan music instruments. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7643 or email asianstudies@scranton.edu.

Sept. 30           7 p.m. Hispanic Heritage Month Performance featuring Maestro Francesc de Paula Soler, Spanish guitarist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6160 or email linda.ledford-miller@scranton.edu.

Oct. 1              7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring Jeremy Jordan, pianist. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Oct. 5              8:30 a.m. 15th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility “Applying Innovative Solutions Using WIOA as a Catalyst for Change.” A conference on multifaceted and interdisciplinary challenges in employment, independent living and transition for all people with disabilities. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

Oct. 5              noon Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “The Duel: Hamilton v. Burr: The Most Dramatic Moment in the Politics of the Early Republic” presented by Morey Myers, J.D., of counsel, Myers, Brier and Kelly. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Oct. 5              4:30 p.m. Town Hall Meeting by Nelson Lauver, award winning author of “Most Unlikely to Succeed” in conjunction with the 15th Annual Northeastern U.S. Conference on disAbility. The Forum, Edward Leahy Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7819 or email rebecca.dalgin@scranton.edu.

Oct. 6               6:30 p.m. President’s Business Council 15th Annual Award Dinner honoring Francis J. Dubas, Jr. ‘75, global managing partner for Sovereign Financial Institutions (retired) at Deloitte, and Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J. H’98, dean of admissions emeritus at The University of Scranton with the President’s Medal at The Pierre, New York City. Proceeds from the dinner support the University’s Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund. Tickets required. Call 570-941-5837, visit www.scranton.edu/PBCdinner, or email timothy.pryle@scranton.edu.

Oct. 8              9 a.m. Scranton’s Ready to Run Northeast Pennsylvania Program: “Wanted – More Women Candidates.” Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.

Oct. 16             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Recital” featuring David Ball, organist. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Oct. 18             noon Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Crime Online: The Investigation and Prosecution of Cyber Criminals” presented by Judge Thomas Vanaskie, J.D., United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Oct. 21 through Nov. 18        Art Exhibit: “Tower: Paintings by Dale Emmart.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Oct. 21            5 p.m. Gallery Lecture: “Smoke And Air” presented by Dale Emmart, exhibiting artist. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception follows at 6 p.m. in the Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

Oct. 23             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. 25             7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “Wrinkles” Argentina/Spain, 2013. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7778 or email yamile.silva@scranton.edu.

Oct 27             7 p.m. Lecture on strategies to get the most out of your college experience by Jeffrey Selingo, author of “There is Life After College” and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. The lecture is hosted by Chi Delta Rho, Scranton’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (the international honor society in counseling). Kane Forum, Leahy Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4419 or email community@scranton.edu.

Oct. 29             4 p.m. Book signing with Tony Award-winning playwright Stephen Karam in conjunction with the 2016 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award. Fourth floor reception area, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

Oct. 29             5 p.m. 2016 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award honoring Stephen Karam, Tony Award-winning playwright of “The Humans.” McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Reservations required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

Nov. 1             7:30 p.m. The 31st Henry George Lecture. “The Economics of Immigration” presented by David Card, Ph.D., professor of economics, University of California, Berkeley. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-4048 or email janice.mecadon@scranton.edu.

Nov. 5             7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band with guest artist drummer Marion Felder. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or emailmusic@scranton.edu.

Nov. 6             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. 11            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Nov. 12           7:30 a.m. Schemel Forum Bus Trip: “Two Stars in the Philadelphia Galaxy.” Includes visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s 40th Annual Craft Show and the Locks Gallery. $80. RSVP by October 1. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Nov. 19           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. 29           noon Schemel Forum’s Munley Law World Affairs Luncheon Series: “The Cultural Limits of Free Speech” presented by David Shipler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former correspondent of the New York Times. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or emailemily.brees@scranton.edu.

Nov. 29           7 p.m. Latin American Film Festival: “Metegol” Argentina, 2013. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570-941-7778 or email yamile.silva@scranton.edu.

Dec. 3             8 p.m. (prelude begins at 7 p.m.) Performance Music: “49th Annual Noel Night” featuring The University of Scranton Singers and Chamber Ensembles with pianist Ron Stabinsky and trumpeter Mark Gould. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Dec. 5             5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum with the Scranton Area Foundation: “Reflections on a Career in the Policy Change Business” presented by Tamera Luzzatto, senior vice president, government relations, The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception to follow. Reservation required. Free. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Dec. 11            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Brass Orchestra with special guests The Scranton Preparatory School Cavalyrics, Daniel Marx, director. Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission: one new toy or piece of children’s clothing or cash donation. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Schemel Forum Courses

Wednesdays: Aug. 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Oct. 5    6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “Top Down? Chaucer and Medieval Governance in The Canterbury Tales” presented by Rebecca Beal, Ph.D., professor of English, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Thursdays: October 13, 20, 27 & Nov. 3, 10, 17        6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “An Introduction to Islamic Art and Culture” presented by Josephine Dunn, Ph.D., professor of art history, The University of Scranton. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or emai lemily.brees@scranton.edu.

Mondays: Oct. 17, 24, 31 & Nov. 7, 14, 21     6 p.m. Schemel Forum Seminar Series: “The Holocaust: An Interdisciplinary Perspective” presented by Frank Homer, Ph.D, (history); William Rowe, Ph.D. (philosophy); David Friedrichs, MA (sociology and criminal justice); Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D. (art and music); and Carl Schaffer, MA, MFA (English). Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.