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Marywood University Summer Concerts: Vocalist Nicole Rasmus

Vocalist Nicole Rasmus, accompanied by Marty Ort on piano, will perform a concert featuring a wide range of genres including: standards, jazz, Motown, Broadway, and country music. The concert is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center.

Marywood University Summer Concerts: Vocalist Chris DiMattio, along with Bill Weber

Vocalist Chris DiMattio, along with Bill Weber, retired music faculty member at Marywood University, will salute Sinatra on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. Mr. DiMattio and Mr. Weber return to the stage with a jazz band to recreate their signature performance of A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. The concert is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held on the main stage of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts.

Marywood University Summer Concerts: Mike Mizwinski, “MiZ”, Rock-Americana artist

“MiZ” is a soulful, Rock-Americana artist from Northeast Pennsylvania, who is a well-rounded master of both acoustic and electric guitar. The performance is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held in the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center.

Elijah Anderson on Inner-City Violence Elijah Anderson on Inner-City Violence

Elijah Anderson,William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University, presented a lecture titled "Violence and the Inner-City Poor." He described his recent work on the lives of Philadelphia cabbies, the problem of work reentry among ex-convicts, and race relations in cosmopolitan social settings.

What Works in Corrections What Works in Corrections

Edward J. Latessa, Ph.D., a professor of criminal justice at the University of Cinncinatti, presented a day-long workshop at Marywood. It focused on practical ways of reducing recidivism among offenders. Participants learned about the principles of effective intervention.

Street Gang Strategy Street Gang Strategy

Marcus Felson, a professor at Rutgers, presented a four-hour workshop on juvenile street gangs. Professor Felson is a leader in the field of crime theory and prevention. His workshop dispelled many of the common misconceptions about juvenile gangs.

Legacies of Crime Legacies of Crime

Peggy C. Giordano, distinguished professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University, spoke about the lasting impact of parent's criminal behavior on their children's lives last November.

The Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino by Matt Birkbeck The Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino by Matt Birkbeck

Matt Birkbeck, author of “The Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino,” was on Marywood campus Monday, April 14th at 6pm to discuss organized crime in Northeastern, PA.

Shari Lynn Landy Wins Creative Writing and Work Award Shari Lynn Landy Wins Creative Writing and Work Award

Marywood University undergraduate student Shari Lynn Landy, Scranton, was recently awarded the Creative Writing and Work Award during the Women In History Month celebration at the university.

March is Women's History Month! Check Out Our Women and Gender Studies Blog! March is Women's History Month! Check Out Our Women and Gender Studies Blog!

Dr. Samantha Christiansen, Director of our Women's Studies Minor, would like to announce our new website which is dedicated to issues of women and gender at Marywood University. We are excited to launch this digital aspect of our community and looking forward to sharing news, events and information here.

In Honor of Women's History Month We Are Proud to Present: In Honor of Women's History Month We Are Proud to Present: "Ain't I A Woman!" on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ain’t I a Woman! celebrates the life and times of four powerful African American women: renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter, and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. The performance is set for Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, Marywood University.

Dr. Shprintzen Receives Prestigious Book Honor Dr. Shprintzen Receives Prestigious Book Honor

Choice Reviews, the academic journal of the American Library Association, recently named Dr. Shprintzen's book "The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement" as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2015.

Sexual Violence Sexual Violence

Roy Hazelwood, Senior Vice President of AGI, presented a day-long workshop on sexual crime, paraphilias, and sexual sadism. It featured a panel including: Anna Faramelli (Women's Resource Center), Andy Jarbola (Lackawanna County District Attorney), and Jennifer McCarthy (NY Forensic Mental Health).

Inside Out: Views of the American Prison Inside Out: Views of the American Prison

Jennifer Wynn, author of Inside Rikers, and Gene Guerrero, Sr. Policy Analyst with the Open Society Policy Center, were featured in a workshop that examined the use of incarceration in America. Guerrero addressed the rise in incarcerations in the U.S. Wynn described the rich tradition of literature written by Americans who have been incarcerated.

Delta Epsilon Sigma Induction Cermony

Our Delta Epsilon Sigma Induction Cermony took place on Tuesday, April 15th in the Rotunda of the Liberal Arts College. Congratulations to all!!!

Marywood Students Presented Research at State Capitol Marywood Students Presented Research at State Capitol

Kenia Sedano (Criminal Justice), Gaetano Zarra (Criminal Justice), and Elspeth Peterson (Psychology), accompanied by Associate Professor Sociology/Criminal Justice, Dr. Brian Monahan, presented their research at the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol (URC-PA) in Harrisburg earlier this week. The students indicated "that they got so much out of the experience and really enjoyed sharing their research with a larger audience". Each noted how much more confident they were in their research after seeing how favorably their work compared to that of others (including those from more research intensive universities). They also enjoyed the chance to meet with Senator Blake, who came by with a few of his staff members to chat and take a photo with them.

Social Sciences Congratulates Kelsey Fisher Social Sciences Congratulates Kelsey Fisher

The Department of Social Sciences congratulates Kelsey Fisher for presenting her honors thesis research at the Undergraduate Research Forum. Kelsey’s work, “Got no love to be someone’: the hyperreality of millennial sexuality” was supervised by Dr. Samantha Christiansen, with Dr. Laurie McMillan as a reader.

Kayley Sullivan Presents Research at Phi Alpha Theta Conference Kayley Sullivan Presents Research at Phi Alpha Theta Conference

Kayley Sullivan, of West Islip, N.Y., a junior history/political science major at Marywood University, presented her research, “The Beatles and Bob Dylan: Politics and Image in the Sixties,” at the regional Phi Alpha Theta conference, which was held at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa., on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony

The Social Science Department of Marywood University hosted its Fall Induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, on Friday, November 7, 2014.

Dr. Munley Receives Legion of Honor Award Dr. Munley Receives Legion of Honor Award

Dr. Kathleen Munley received the Chapel of Four Chaplains' Legion of Honor Award at the organization's 23rd annual awards celebration.