Chronological History of Marywood

Mother M. Germaine ONeill Mother M. Casimir Murray Mother Mary William Craig Mother M. Josepha Hurley Sister M. Marcella Gill Sister M. Sylvia Morgan Sister M. Eugenia Kealey Sister M. St. Mary Orr Sister M. Coleman Nee Sister Mary Reap Sister Anne Munley
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1960

Bishop Hannan breaks ground for the I.H.M. Novitiate Building.
1960

A Language Laboratory is installed in Liberal Arts building.
1960

A Mezzanine Floor is constructed in the Library, housed in the Liberal Arts building. Extending above the main floor, twenty feet wide on each side and five feet wide above the entrance, it doubles seating capacity and adds shelves for nearly ten thousand volumes.
1960

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) approves Marywood for teacher training.
1960

Sister M. St. Anthony Radzikowski, I.H.M., gives an address before the Inorganic Chemistry section of the American Chemical Society in New York City.
1960

The Marywood Players stage a production of The Glass Menagerie.
1960

The Department of Natural Sciences receives a $9,500 grant from the Atomic Energy Commission to purchase equipment for a nuclear laboratory.
1960

By this time, Russian courses have been added to the curriculum of the Modern Foreign Languages Department.
1960

Marywood receives the Edgar J. Schmiedler award at the National Catholic Family Life Convention for its six-year sponsorship of the Family Life Lecture series; only three of the nearly three hundred participating colleges are so honored.
1960

Marywood is represented for the first time at the University Women's Forum in New York City, sponsored by fifty-two colleges and university groups and the New York Branch of the American Association of University Women.
1960

Marywood advances from associate to permanent membership in the American Association of University Women.
1960s

Two-credit courses are gradually replaced by three-credit offerings, and the core curriculum requires twelve hours of both Religion and Philosophy.
1960s

Author Vance Packard speaks on campus.
1960s

Poet Sean O'Faolain speaks on campus.
1960s

Educator Clarence Walton, Senator Thomas Dodd, and Marietta Tree first woman ambassador to the United Nations share their diverse experiences from the lecture podium.
1960s

Goldovsky's Grand Opera presents Mozart's Don Giovanni at Marywood.
1960s

The Tamburitzans of Duquesne University offer an evening of Slavic and East European music and dance.
1960s

The Catholic University players perform The Merchant of Venice.
1960s

The Reverend Gustave Weigel, S.J., discusses "The Significance of Vatican II."
1960s

The Reverend Thurston Davis, S.J., analyzes "The Dilemma of Hope and Despair."
1960s

Three Marywood faculty members, the Reverend William Pakutka and Donald Inverso of the Philosophy Department, and Ronald Terranella of the English Department, fill the Nazareth Hall Blue Lounge to overflowing with a symposium on the topic "God is Dead."
1960s

A dual major in Mathematics and Physics is established, as is a Mathematics program in cooperation with the Business Department.
1960s

The Mathematics Department adds the following undergraduate courses to the curriculum: Abstract Algebra, Number Theory, Linear Algebra, and Probability and Statistics.
1960s

The Mathematics Department receives a National Science Grant to provide continuing education courses in Mathematics for high school teachers.
1960s

The Religion Department adds its first full-time lay teacher, John Zaums, who later becomes its first lay chairperson.
1960s

On the terrace floor of the Liberal Arts building, a coffee shop opens, as well as a bookstore managed by Helen Vanson. Also installed are a duplicating room; secondary, elementary, and developmental reading laboratories; and a photography darkroom.
1960s

The Modern Foreign Languages Department gains a fully equipped language laboratory in the Liberal Arts building.
1960s

The Delta Delta chapter of Alpha Gamma Mu, the honor society for Foreign Language students, is organized.
1960s

Students have the opportunity to qualify for membership in two schoolwide honor societies: Kappa Gamma Pi, the national honor society for students at women's colleges, and Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for students of Catholic colleges and universities.
1960s

The Classics Forum develops at Marywood, fostering appreciation of the Graeco-Roman heritage.
1960s

The Slavic Club forms and sponsors an annual dinner of traditional ethnic foods.
1960s

The Semi Group is initiated for students of Mathematics.
1960s

A Day Student Committee is organized, representing and regulating commuting students as the House Committee does for residents.
1960s

A chapter of the International Conference on Government is inaugurated, fostering instruction in parliamentary procedures.
1960s

The Ushers' Club is established, providing Marywood with a gracious and efficient corps of young women, clad in black caps and gowns and white gloves, who greet and seat audiences at formal campus events. Admission to the Ushers' Club is limited to forty, and new members enter only by the invitation of an outgoing senior.
1960s

The Marywood Players take Forty-five Minutes from Broadway on tour, presenting it before thirty-six audiences over a period of four months.