The Office of Information Technology provides computing facilities, networkingaccess (wired and wifi all across campus), a student portal (MarywoodYou),Marywood-branded Google Apps account (email, calendar, sites, drive), and relatedservices in support of Marywood University’s commitment to providing high-quality,usable technology for its students, faculty, and staff. This commitment includesaccess to the Internet and World Wide Web, as well as dozens of academic softwarepackages in eleven computer labs and drop-in facilities in various areas aroundcampus. There is at least one lab in each major classroom building with a 24-hourstudent lab located in Loughran Hall. Labs are regularly upgraded to provide the latestin computing technology. Each lab is also equipped with a PC that includes assistivetechnology software.
There are several drop-in computer areas in the Learning Resources Center (LRC). Computer access is available to students at all times when the LRC is open: 90+ hours per week with extended hours during and prior to the week of final exams each semester. Computer lab software includes, but is not limited to:
Each lab is supported for printing needs by laser printers (there is a small fee to print) that provides high-quality printing for class assignments and résumés. In addition to the mainstream facilities for preparing classroom assignments, there are scanners for both graphics and text. All labs are networked via fiber optic cabling to noth on-campus services and the internet. Electronic mail, web-browsing, library catalogs, bulletin-board services and access to world-wide computer network resources are available to all regularly enrolled students.
In addition to providing support that constitutes the technology infrastructure of Marywood University, OIT staff also provide help in the form of:
The Marywood library collection includes more than 220,000 books and bound periodicals, over 28,000 distinct electronic and print journal titles, and 50,000 additional nonprint items.
The library maintains a dynamic webpage, which contains links to over 60 subject-specific and multidisciplinary databases including Academic Search Elite, ARTstor, Credo Reference, ERIC, JSTOR, LexisNexis, The New York Times, and PsycINFO.
The library is fully integrated into the campus data network and remote access is available for most databases. Other resources available from the webpage include: the online catalog, and a variety of research assistance tools. Additional electronic services available 24/7 through the webpage include: interlibrary loan, electronic reserves, and live reference assistance.
Marywood University is a member of PALCI, the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc., with 71 member institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey,and West Virginia. Through PALCI’s EZBorrow service, the holdings of many Pennsylvania libraries, including large research libraries are easily accessible for borrowing by Marywood students. Through PALCI’s RapidILL Interlibrary loan initiative, students may have electronic articles delivered directly to their e-mail boxes usually within a business day after placing a request on line.
The library offers numerous introductory workshops to the various databases and the online catalog. Traditional reference assistance is available during regular library hours. In-depth individual and group research consultation is available upon request.
The library is also equipped with wireless Internet access.
The Office of Military and Veteran Services assists members of the military, veterans, and their families. ROTC cadets are encouraged to utilize the services of the office. Staff answer questions pertaining to veterans educational benefits and certify enrollment each semester. In addition, Marywood hosts a chapter of the Student Veteran Alliance, and eligible students may participate in SALUTE, the Veteran’s National Honor Society.
The Marian Chapel is located in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life. A schedule of Masses, as well as information about other Campus Ministry services and activities, is available through the Campus Ministry Office, 961-4723 or at www.marywood.edu/campmin. Outside of liturgical services, students of every faith tradition are welcome and encouraged to use the chapel for personal prayer and devotion.
In addition to the Marian Chapel, an interfaith Reflection Room is located in the Liberal Arts Center, Room 219. All members of the Marywood community are welcome to use this space for meditation, reflection, or prayer.
The Marywood Postal and Mailing Center maintains standard hours and is located in its own building opposite the main entrance to the Learning Resources Center. All postal services, including domestic money orders, are available.
The United Parcel Service (UPS) operates a delivery service office in Nazareth Hall.
The Book Store (www.marywood.bkstr.com, 570-348-6248) is a modern, self-service store in Nazareth Student Center, which carries a complete stock of all required and recommended books selected by the faculty. School supplies, university-imprint clothing, novelties, convenience items, and gift items are available. The Book Store coordinates the sale of class rings and the ordering of caps and gowns.
The Radio and TV studios are located in the Media Center of the Learning Resources Center. The radio station (WVMW) and the TV station (TV Marywood:TVM) are student-staffed facilities. For more details, see the description in the Communication Arts Department section of the catalog.
A bus stop near the Memorial Arch affords convenient access to regularly scheduled public buses, which connect the campus to Scranton and nearby towns.