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2006

The President of the I.H.M. Congregation addresses the Sisters who will be moving from the Marian Convent, to be renovated for University use. Sisters, in years to come, Marywood University students and the University Community will worship in this place and they, too, will sense your joyful spirited lives because that is the great legacy you leave them. You will each be asked to sign a document that the Congregation will present to Sister Mary Reap and the Marywood University Community. This manuscript, signed by you who live in this home and who lovingly surrender it to future generations of young women and men will be a testimony to the beautiful heritage that is theirs because of you. We will ask them to set it in a special place, in the altar, hidden in the construction, or mounted on the wall, so that it will forever be a reminder that God has blessed them because of you. Sister Mary Persico, President of the I.H.M. Congregation, January 14.
2006

The Marian Convent property is acquired, and renovation begins immediately to house the University Chapel, Campus Ministry rooms, Health Services, computer lab, and residence facilities for 320 students. The name of the building is changed to Loughran Hall in honor of Helen Loughran 30 and Mary Loughran 31, '54,January 16.
2006

The Board of Trustees approves the naming of the Insalaco Arena and the Lynett-Haggerty Fitness Center in the Robert J. Mellow Center for Athletics and Wellness, January 21.
2006

Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., becomes President of the Middle States Association Board of Trustees, January.
2006

Sister Mary Reap, I.H.M., announces the formation of the Institute for Health and Wellness, February 2.
2006

The Fricchione Day Care Center establishes an Intergenerational Program with the new LIFE Center at the Pascucci Family Our Lady of Peace Residence, Spring.
2006

Mr. Weilin Kuang, Deputy Consul General for the People s Republic of China to the United Nations, speaks to the Marywood Community about China s emerging role as an economic world leader, April 25.
2006

An honorary doctoral degree is conferred on internationally known tenor Ronan Tynan, M.D., who delivers the Commencement address, May 14.
2006

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 215-662-5606) acts to reaffirm accreditation of Marywood University, June 22. Marywood has been an accredited member of the Middle States Assocication since 1921.
2006

Sister Patricia Ann Matthews, I.H.M., retires as Vice President for Academic Affairs, June 30. For over thirty-five years, Sister Patricia Ann s spirit, intelligence, wisdom, and faith played an integral role in Marywood's transformation from a liberal arts women s college to a comprehensive coeducational university and a premier Catholic institution of higher learning for the 21st Century.
2006

Dr. Barbara R. Sadowski becomes the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, July 1.
2006

Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan, long-time friend and benefactor of Marywood University, lies in state in the Rotunda, July 23.
2006

"Re/Creation" features the work of two local award winning artists, Renee Emanuel and Bill Teitsworth, in the Suraci Gallery, August 5-October 8.
2006

Marywood University's Mahady Gallery hosts the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 27th Annual International Juried Exhibition, August 13-October 8.
2006

The School of Social Work begins offering its Master of Social Work program at Bloomsburg University,September 1.
2006

Sister Patricia Ann Matthews, I.H.M., becomes the Assistant to the President for Special Projects,September 1.
2006

The University s 92nd academic year opens with solemn Academic Convocation and Liturgy, followed by a picnic on the University green, September 7.
2006

The Robert J. Mellow Center for Athletics and Wellness is dedicated, looked upon as the embodiment of the University s motto: Sanctitas, Scientia, Sanitas, September 15. The main speaker is Bonnie Blair, fastest American speed skater who ever lived, as attested to by Olympic record books, eleven World Cup championships, and six Olympic Medals, five of them gold. Marywood University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.
2006

Michael and Dolores Insalaco make the largest single gift in Marywood University history. The Board of Trustees recognizes the Insalacos' outstanding leadership and exemplary generosity by naming one of the University's four colleges The Michael and Dolores Insalaco College of Creative Arts and Management,October 21.
2006

Loughran Hall is dedicated, October 21. The expansive building includes a residential section for 325 students, a Center for Spiritual life including the University s new Chapel, a University Conference Center, and Student Health Services. A bequest from Mary Loughran 31, 54 and Helen Loughran 30 have enabled the University to undertake extensive renovation to the former Marian Convent, transforming it into the new facility. The Loughran sisters substantial estate gifts compose the largest private contribution made to Marywood University to date.
2006

Marywood University hosts a Panel on Immigration, featuring personal stories of recent immigrants, Catholic Social Teaching, and the social, economic, legal, and human rights implications of immigration to the United States, particularly in Northeastern Pennsylvania, October 24.
2006

Students, faculty, and staff members celebrate Founders Week with a University-wide Week of Service,November 4-11.
2006

Marywood University hosts the 1996 Laurel Line Basketball Tournament in the new Insalaco Arena in the Mellow Center for Athletics and Wellness, November 17-18.
2006

Marywood University is included in the Top Tier for the fourth 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.
2006

Marywood University is the leading provider of graduate education in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The vast majority of undergraduate freshmen return again for their sophomore year, and the University continues to excel in its graduation rate, both critical measurements of a university s success.
2006

The University s student population is steadily growing. Those studying at the undergraduate level represent 58%, and those on the graduate level 42%, of the student body. Approximately 36% of graduate students attend full time.