Michael J. Delfino, a longtime supporter of Marywood University and its mission, has made a gift in support of the Michael and Gwen Calabro Delfino ’47 Amphitheatre at Marywood’s new Learning Commons—honoring the legacy of his late wife
Demolition & ConstructionJune 1, 2017 Rear of LRC is demolished
June 8, 2017 Prep for middle and front sections to be demolished
June 9, 2017 Front of LRC is demolished
June 20, 2017 Demolition continues on middle section
June 22, 2017 Framing of middle section remains
July 5, 2017 Demolition ends. Clean up begins.
July 21, 2017 Making way for amphitheatre
On May 4, 1968, Bishop McCormick dedicates the new Library, to be known as the Learning Resources Center. Federal Judge William Nealon gives the principal address to leaders of the community, faculty, students, alumnae, clergy, and representatives of seventy colleges, universities, and learned societies. A full academic procession starts and concludes the ceremonies, after which an open house is held at the Learning Resources Center. The design of architects Valverde and Franco produce a library joined to a communications building. The library portion is octagonal on the outside and circular inside. The adjacent communications building contains facilities for storing and supplying multimedia materials, as well as a theater (later named the Lynett Multimedia Room) with two hundred seats and a large, modern rear-projection screen. James P. Clarke serves as first lay Director of the new library. The Media Center was also home to Marywood's radio station, WVMW-FM, and television station, TV-M.