amphitheatersign 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 Guenelda (Gwen) Calabro Delfino, an alumna from the Class of 1947. The Amphitheatre, located on the east side of Marywood’s Learning Commons, will provide a newly expanded, natural tiered lawn and will constitute the ideal open-air setting for academics, staged art, outdoor exhibitions, and recreation. The outdoor space of the Amphitheatre enhances Marywood’s continuing commitment to provide the community with an array of cultural events and educational opportunities. View full article

Demolition & Construction

June 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


August 21, 2017 Leveling and sidewalk paving


September 1, 2017 Work begins on tiered structures.


September 9, 2017 Some tiered structures in place.



History

01media 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. 

See Chronology