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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1985

The Marywood Players perform The Music Man.
1985

The completed Visual Arts and Health and Physical Education Centers are featured in a full-page layout with color photographs in Architecture magazine.
1985

The Music Department celebrates with great flair the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, following plans devised by Sister M. Immaculate Severino, I.H.M., of the Music faculty,March 21. Baroque choral and instrumental selections are performed in the Rotunda ten minutes before each hour. The noon liturgy includes chorales by Bach, and the College radio station plays his compositions for an hour during the day. A retrospective of the composer s life and work is also written by Sister Immaculate for the occasion.
1985

By this time, forty-three clubs and organizations are active on campus. Most of them are old favorites, but several new ones reflect contemporary interests, including the Karate Club, the Ski Club, and the Wellness Club.
1985

The Marywood Cinematography Club films The Monkey s Paw.
1985

Marywood College celebrates its seventieth anniversary, commemorated in part by a liturgy at St. Patrick s Cathedral in New York City, Spring. The Mass is celebrated by Cardinal Designate John O Connor, who served as seventh Bishop of Scranton in 1983.
1985

Bread for the World, the famine-relief organization, cites the College for its observation of African Awareness Day, not only for the letters written to members of Congress urging more assistance for Africa but also for the exceptional level of consciousness-raising targeted by the day-long activities.
1985

The Marywood chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, the honor society for Business students, is named the outstanding Pennsylvania chapter, with five of its members winning awards in business project competitions.
1985

The Tuesday College for Women opens. It is a unique, one-day-a-week commitment to education for women with homemaking and childcare responsibilities. Students enroll for a single class from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on only one day per week. The hours are chosen to interfere minimally with family routine, and childcare arrangements are available for students with pre-schoolers.
c.1985

A highlight of Marywood s seventieth anniversary events is the announcement of the $70,000 President s Scholarship Fund, established by the College trustees in honor of Sister Coleman.
c.1985

The Marywood Presidential Medal is awarded to four leaders of the College and the community. Among the recipients are Sister Michel Keenan, Superior General of the I.H.M. Congregation, and Marion Isaacs, Trustee Emerita of Marywood s Board of Trustees. Two former Board Chairmen are also honored: Arthur Abrams, former president of Super Market Service Corp., and Francis Crowley, financial vice president and treasurer of International Salt Co.
1985-1986

A major campus renovation centers on the interior of the Performing Arts Center. The studio areas of the building are equipped with new carpeting, lighting, windows, and soundproofing, and additional space (vacated by the Art Department) is designated for use by students of instrumental music and music therapy. Seven new electronic pianos are added to an enlarged music laboratory. The seats of the theater are reupholstered and its floors carpeted. A computerized lighting control system is installed, permitting over five hundred cues to be programmed in advance on recording tape.
1985-1989

The Education Department upgrades its requirements, raising the SAT minimum score as well as the QPI and screening standards for entry into upper level courses.