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2007

Sister Anne Munley, I.H.M., is elected the next President of Marywood University, effective July 1, 2007,January 19.
2007

With grant funds from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Marywood conducts an undergraduate history project that documents the experiences of World War II veterans, February.
2007

Quink, the internationally recognized Dutch a cappella vocal quintet, performs in Regina Hall Chapel,February 10.
2007

Marywood University's Theatre Program collaborates with The Northeast Theatre to present Antigone at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, February 23 and 24.
2007

Dr. Andrei Semeniuta, a Fulbright Scholar from Belarus, speaks on international trade and e-commerce in the former Soviet Union in Marywood University's Nazareth Student Center, March 19.
2007

Teri Linder, an award winning special education teacher, is the invited guest speaker for the Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta honor society induction brunch, March 25. Ms. Lindner has been working with students with special needs for over 40 years. A former Disney of Teacher of the Year, she was chosen from 75,000 nominees for the 1999-2000 awards. She has also received awards for Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Teacher in the State of Pennsylvania, and the Annie Sullivan Award for excellence in working with students who are disabled.
2007

A workshop addressing crime analysis, Problem-Oriented Policing & Problem Solving, is held in the Crystal Room at Nazareth Student Center, March 27. The program, sponsored by Marywood University's Criminal Justice Program and the School of Continuing Education, is presented by John Eck, author of Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps.
2007

The African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), of which Marywood is a member, receives a $2 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to manage a three-year pilot project to train and educate African religious women in five African nations, March.
2007

Restated Articles of Incorporation are filed with the Department of State, April 5.
2007

Two members of an innovative reclamation design team speak on "Science, the Arts and Environmental Reclamation: All Necessary, None Sufficient" in Marywood University's Comerford Theatre, April 10.
2007

The Reverend James Rafferty offers the final Mass in Regina Hall Chapel, April 20. For the thirty-six years since the loss of the Motherhouse Chapel, this space, previously Regina (O'Reilly) Hall's Formal Dining Room, has served as Marywood's temporary Chapel.
2007

The temporary status of the University's Chapel disappears when the new Marian Chapel is blessed and Mass is offered there for the first time, April 21.
2007

The Swartz Center for Spiritual Life is dedicated, April 21.
2007

The Board of Trustees, in recognition of the service, leadership and vision of Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., Ph.D., C.M.F.C., directs that the College of Education and Human Development be named in her honor, April 21. According to Mrs. Lynda Lynett, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sister Mary "took Marywood from an all-female, liberal arts college to a co-educational university with a comprehensive offering of educational opportunities. Her accomplishments are remarkable and her presidency will be remembered as a turning point in the modern history of Marywood." The Board of Trustees cited the University's extraordinary academic and physical expansion over the past 19 years as an example of Sister Mary's significant accomplishments. Sister Mary led the establishment at Marywood of Northeast Pennsylvania's first Ph.D. program and significantly increased Marywood's graduate degree offerings. Under Sister Mary, the University advanced rapidly in research development, technology, and curricular development. During Sister Mary's presidency, Marywood University invested $100 million in campus physical plant and building construction, including the completion of six multi-million dollar buildings and the renovation of 18 additional campus facilites.
2007

The Sisters from Our Lady of Peace Center and the I.H.M. Center join students and other members of the Marywood University community for a prayer service in the new Marian Chapel, followed by refreshments in the adjoining conference center, April 25. Sister Mary Persico, President of the I.H.M. Congregation, presents the students with a framed picture containing the names and well wishes of the Sisters who had moved from the building on January 15, 2006, to the new Our Lady of Peace Residence.
2007

A Campus Recognition Luncheon is held in honor of Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., Ph.D., President of the University, April 28.
2007

Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., announces Dr. Peter Cimbolic's appointment as Marywood University's new Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective August 1, May 1.
2007

The General Assembly of Pennsylvania House Resolution No. 237 honors Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., Ph.D., 10th president of Marywood University and designates May 4, 2007, as "Sister Mary Reap Day" in Pennsylvania.
2007

Marywood celebrates its 89th annual commencement with the awarding of 747 degrees at the Wachovia Arena, Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, May 13. Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., presents Senator Robert P. Casey and Alan B. Graf, a former area businessman and retired Marywood Trustee, with honorary doctorates. Senator Casey is the keynote speaker.
2007

At a news conference held at the Mahady Gallery, Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., announces that Mr. Richard Maslow and the Maslow family have agreed to a long-term loan of The Maslow Collection to Marywood University, May 21. The Maslow Collection includes over 500 works by 178 artists, including prints by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauchenberg. In addition to the art work, Marywood will receive, as part of the $2.3 million agreement, financial gifts to renovate space within the Shields Center for Visual Arts to house The Maslow Collection and to establish a million dollar endowment to the University.
2007

The Reverend Arbogaste Satoun arrives as Chaplain, July 1.
2007

Sister Anne Munley, I.H.M., announces the appointment of Joseph X. Garvey, Jr., CPA, as Marywood University's new Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer, effective August 13, July 13.
2007

The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees passes a special resolution conferring the status of President Emerita on Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., Ph.D., July 20.
2007

Amy Paciej becomes Dean of Students, July 30.
2007

Sister Anne Munley, I.H.M., declares 2007-2008 the "Celebrate Marywood" year, August 3.
2007

The former Regina Chapel is renamed "The Liguori Center" in honor of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, patron of the I.H.M. Congregation, the sponsor of Marywood University, August.
2007

School of Continuing Education programs are realigned, a change anticipated by the 2003 restructuring of the University into four colleges, August.
2007

For the fifth consecutive year, Marywood University is again ranked in the Top Tier of "Best Universities--Masters--North" in U.S. News & World Report's annual guide, America's Best Colleges 2008, August.
2007

With cash and commitments in excess of $13 million, Marywood University reports record growth in its annual financial support for Fiscal Year 2006-2007, October 2. These totals represent a 158% increase over the previous year's giving.
2007

The annual Scholarship Dinner is held, October 5. Marywood announces the addition of seven newly endowed scholarships and the establishment of five new annual scholarships, raising to over $19 million the amount of awards and financial aid provided to students for the 2007-2008 academic year. John P. and Jean Sweeny, benefactors of newly-endowed John Blackledge and Mary Blackledge Hitzel '75 Scholarship, serve as keynote speakers. The couple stresses the importance of education, noting, "Giving the gift of education allows individuals to build their dreams."
2007

Straight from Turkey, the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi perform at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, October 17. This is one of many events held throughout the week to help the community celebrate Marywood University and the upcoming inauguration of Sister Anne Munley, I.H.M., Ph.D. Seen as one of the most exquisite ceremonies of spirituality, the Dervishes enact a mesmerizing seven-century old ritual, through a vibrant performance that features beautiful costumes and hypnotic, live music with flutes, string and percussion. The Dervishes are part of the Mevlevi order, which was established on the teachings of Mevlana Jalaladdeen Rumi, Rumi for short, in the late-13th century. As a poet, Rumi has enjoyed recent popularity in North America.
2007

Sister Anne Munley, I.H.M., Ph.D., is inaugurated as Marywood University's eleventh President in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts before an audience of friends, family, distinguished guests, trustees, community members, faculty, staff, alumni, and students, October 19. The day's events begin with a formal academic procession and Inaugural Liturgy, followed by a Luncheon in Nazareth Hall. The traditional inauguration ceremony begins with an academic procession that includes the Members of the Marywood University Corporation, the Board of Trustees, presidents and other delegates from colleges and universities, the Marywood Alumni Association delegation, student representatives, and Marywood University faculty, administration, and staff. Bringing greetings to the new president from the city of Scranton is the Honorable Christopher A. Doherty, Mayor of Scranton. Michael A. MacDowell, Ph.D., Chair, Northeast Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities and President of Misericordia University, represents the region's institutions of higher education. And Sister Mary Persico, I.H.M., Ed.D., President of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, delivers greetings on behalf of the Congregation. The Reverend Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S., Bernardin Center Vatican II Professor at the Catholic Theological Union, keynote speaker at the event, is awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. After the Inaugural Convocation, a reception is held in The Liguori Center, formerly the Regina Hall Dining Room and Regina Chapel. This is the first event to take place in this newly-refurbished space.
2007

An Inaugural Dinner is held in honor of Sister Anne Munley, I.H.M., October 20. In honor of the occasion, Sister Mary Persico, President of the Sisters of IHM, presents Sister Anne with a sizeable donation to begin an International Education Endowment Fund.
2007

The Fricchione Day Care Center receives accreditation until 2012 from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, October. This prestigious distinction is granted to only 83 day care centers in the United States.
2007

The statue of Our Lady of Marywood and its pedestal are moved from Nazareth Hall to the Liguori Center,December.
2007

Marywood University is included in the Top Tier for the fifth consecutive year in the U.S. News & World Report annual guide to the best U.S. colleges and holds a position in the 2007 edition of Best Universities-Masters in the North" list.