This Week @ Marywood

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The Singing Sergeants: The Official Chorus of the United States Air Force

The Singing Sergeants will be visiting Marywood University on Thursday, February 22, when they will present a FREE Concert in the Marian Chapel:
8 p.m. - Concert

NOTE: Although the concert is free, tickets are required. Free tickets may be obtained by clicking the link provided below.

Get free tickets for the Singing Sergeants at Marywood on February 22

Music, Theater, and Dance Events

MTD Musical: Sunday In The Park With George

Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It was inspired by the French pointillist painter Georges Seurat's painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Ticket Cost TBD
Mar 2 (Fri), 7:30 PM  SLC Main Theatre

MTD Musical: Sunday In The Park With George

Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It was inspired by the French pointillist painter Georges Seurat's painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Ticket Cost TBD
Mar 3 (Sat), 7:30PM  SLC Main Theatre

Northeast Youth Wind Ensemble Performance

Free admission
Mar 4 (Sun), 3:00 PM Latour Room Nazareth Hall

For the most updated information, check the MTD Performances and Events calendar

Africa Alive!

The 2018 Kenya Service Learning Trip is sponsoring a special event, Africa Alive!, on Monday, February 26, at 8 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge at Marywood's Nazareth Student Center. There is a donation of $5 per person to attend.

Displays of African artifacts will be featured, hosted by the African Sisters of ASEC (African Sisters Education Collaborative). Additionally, there will be performances by:

Alice Kabwe, African Storyteller from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Nomadic Chromatics: A Cappella Singers from Marywood
Elephants Dancing: Regional Band

Questions? Contact Sister Margaret Gannon, IHM at 570-963-8559 or Ross Lesoine at rrlesoine@m.marywood.edu 

Check out the Africa Alive! Flyer

Lackawanna County Top 5: February 22-28, 2018

Here are this week's Top 5 Things to Do in Lackawanna County, as provided by the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau. The Singing Sergeants concert at Marywood on February 22 topped the list! See the attached flyer image or www.visitnepa.org for more information and details about events in the region.

See This Week's Top 5 Events in Lackawanna County

TVM Town Hall on Facebook Live: February 28 at 5 p.m.

Tune in to TV-Marywood on Facebook Live, Wednesday, February 28, at 5 p.m., for the first TVM Town Hall of the semester. We’ll be discussing social media and technology, so grab your cell phones and go to TV-Marywood on Facebook to hear what our panel of experts have to say about it. You won't want to miss it! 

Human Trafficking Movie, Presentation, and Discussion Panel on February 22

The University’s social work club, Caritas, is hosting a showing of the movie, SOLD, on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 7 p.m., in the Comerford Theatre in the Center of Natural and Health Science, on the University’s campus. Following the movie screening, the Northeast Pennsylvania Task Force Against Human Trafficking will hold a presentation and panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

Get more information about the presentation and panel discussion.

Spring Theatre Production: "Sunday in the Park with George" on March 2 & 3

The Music, Theatre, and Dance Department will present its spring production of Sunday in the Park with George on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at the University.

Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The French pointillist painter, Georges Seurat, inspired the storyline, which occurs in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Consumed by his need for creative fulfillment to take precedence over personal happiness (Finishing the Hat), Seurat alienates the French bourgeoisie, spurns his fellow artists, and neglects his lover, Dot, not realizing that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years.

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, $6 for students, and free for IHM Sisters or those with a valid Marywood ID. Cash or check purchases can be made at the box office the evening of the performance. For additional information about the performance, please visit www.marywood.edu/mtd/, or call (570) 348-6268, ext. 6097.

Get tickets online with a credit card

Make, Believe: The Maslow Collection and the Moving Image Exhibition

Exhibition dates: January 26 - March 21, 2018
Mahady Gallery/ Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art at Marywood University

Make, Believe generates a dialogue between the work of artists in The Maslow Collection and artists working with the moving image.

Learn more about the exhibit.

Seeking Vendors for Marywood's Craft and Antique Fair

Now seeking vendors who sell antiques and homemade craft items for Marywood University's Craft and Antique Fair on March 24, 2018, which will benefit Alternative Break Service Trips. The vendor fee is $30 and includes one 8-ft. table, two chairs, and access to an electrical source (available upon request), and assistance with unloading and loading of vendor items. Deadline to register as a vendor is Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Craft Fair Vendors Flyer

Student Art Therapy Exhibition through March 21

The University’s art galleries are holding an exhibition titled, Our Natural Call to Art Therapy, through March 21, 2018, in the Suraci Gallery at the Shields Center for Visual Arts on Marywood’s campus. The exhibition focuses on the work of 17 art therapy students and highlights their appreciation for their major and potential career paths. The students express their views and individual understandings of art therapy as well as how this contributes to each of their lives.

Get more information about "Our Natural Call to Art Therapy"

Global Unity Club: Women In Power Throughout History

Attention all Marywood students! Here is your opportunity to be part of the Women’s Liberation Gallery! Use your voice though all forms of art, whether digital, photography, written, painted, or sculpture, to honor respected women of power. If you are interested in being part of the exhibit, have your art or written pieces ready and framed for hanging in the Kresge Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, by March 3, 2018. The show will be held on March 8, 2018. 

 For more details, please contact: drodriguezlittleford@m.marywood.edu or gtmitchell@m.marywood.edu or lpalmiter@maryu.marywood.edu

Marywood Reads March Selection: Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The next Marywood Reads book discussion will take place on Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Archives Reading Room, second floor of the Learning Commons. 

The book selection, Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, won the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award in the Mystery and Thriller category. Kirkus Reviews' starred review of Girl on the Train acclaims the work, stating that "even the most astute readers will be in for a shock, as Hawkins slowly unspools the facts, exposing the harsh realities of love and obsession's inescapable links to violence." 

Join the discussion (even if you did not get a chance to read the book). Contact Annette Fisher at fisher@maryu.marywood.edu if you would like a copy of Girl on the Train to read for the book discussion.

marywood award glass

Recognize Campus Leaders with the Marywood University Leadership Awards!

Second Annual Marywood University Leadership Awards
Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Latour Room in Nazareth Student Center
Hosted by Ben Seidman
Featured on the Travel Channel, Penn & Teller's "Fool Us", and creative consultant for Criss Angel: Mindfreak!

Open to all!
Potential awards for everyone:
Freshmen & seniors
Graduate Students
Student-athletes
Resident assistants
Student organizations
and more!

Look through the award descriptions (link at the bottom of announcement) and consider nominating yourself, a classmate, a teammate, an advisor, a colleague, or an organization! Only current Marywood students, faculty, and staff are allowed to submit nominations.
 
How to nominate:
Email leadershipawards@marywood.edu.
Include the name of the award in the subject line, name and email of the nominee in the email, and a nomination letter (one page PDF or Word document) attached! 
Nominations are due by Thursday, March 8, 2018.
 
Who will choose winners?
Award recipients will be chosen by a committee of Marywood faculty and staff.
Winners will be announced at the ceremony in April.
If someone nominates you for an award, you will receive an email.
Questions/Concerns? Please contact Michael Kalage at mkalage@marywood.edu.

Leadership Award Descriptions

Fifth Annual Community Leadership Celebration Set for Success

A trio of organizers is working to ensure the success of Marywood's Fifth Annual Community Leadership Celebration, set for Thursday, May 3, 2018, which will honor former Lt. Governor William W. Scranton III and Maryla Scranton. Patrick Fricchione, M.D., Moosic, Pa.; Linda B. Keene, Taylor, Pa., and Gerard Champi, Dunmore, Pa., have spent the last several months planning the event.

For additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets to the Community Leadership Celebration, please visit the CLC website,  or call Patricia Rosetti, Leadership Annual Giving officer, at (570) 348-6238.

Read more about the Community Leadership Celebration organizers

Doctoral Dissertation Defenses

Emy Monday, M.A., a candidate in the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program, will be defending her doctoral project entitled, "The Importance of Being Social: Social Support, Belongingness, Spirituality, Hopelessness, and Suicidality in First-Year College Students" on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM in McGowan 2004.

Committee members are: Dr. Janet Muse-Burke (Chair), Sr. Gail Cabral, IHM, and Dr. Robert Shaw. Reader is Dr. Fauve Luckey, Private Practice, Clarks Summit. All are welcome to attend.

Tonya Renae McNair will defend her doctoral dissertation on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 10 AM in the McGowan Center for Professional and Graduate Studies 1066. Her title is: "Exploration of Subjective Well-Being Levels in Adults Diagnosed with an Autoimmune Disease. Examination of Individual Differences in Adaptive Coping Styles."

Dr. Alice McDonnell is committee chair. Committee members are Dr. Monica Law and Dr. H. Durell Johnson. Readers are Dr. Helen Batisti and Dr. Marie Bonavoglia. All are welcome to attend.

Recognize Campus Leaders with the Marywood University Leadership Awards!

Second Annual Marywood University Leadership Awards
Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Latour Room in Nazareth Student Center
Hosted by Ben Seidman
Featured on the Travel Channel, Penn & Teller's "Fool Us", and creative consultant for Criss Angel: Mindfreak!

Open to all!
Potential awards for everyone:
Freshmen & seniors
Graduate Students
Student-athletes
Resident assistants
Student organizations
and more!

Look through the award descriptions (link at the bottom of announcement) and consider nominating yourself, a classmate, a teammate, an advisor, a colleague, or an organization! Only current Marywood students, faculty, and staff are allowed to submit nominations.
 
How to nominate:
Email leadershipawards@marywood.edu.
Include the name of the award in the subject line, name and email of the nominee in the email, and a nomination letter (one page PDF or Word document) attached! 
Nominations are due by Thursday, March 8, 2018.
 
Who will choose winners?
Award recipients will be chosen by a committee of Marywood faculty and staff.
Winners will be announced at the ceremony in April.
If someone nominates you for an award, you will receive an email.
Questions/Concerns? Please contact Michael Kalage at mkalage@marywood.edu.

Leadership Award Descriptions

Fifth Annual Community Leadership Celebration Set for Success

A trio of organizers is working to ensure the success of Marywood's Fifth Annual Community Leadership Celebration, set for Thursday, May 3, 2018, which will honor former Lt. Governor William W. Scranton III and Maryla Scranton. Patrick Fricchione, M.D., Moosic, Pa.; Linda B. Keene, Taylor, Pa., and Gerard Champi, Dunmore, Pa., have spent the last several months planning the event.

For additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets to the Community Leadership Celebration, please visit the CLC website,  or call Patricia Rosetti, Leadership Annual Giving officer, at (570) 348-6238.

Read more about the Community Leadership Celebration organizers

Doctoral Dissertation Defenses

Emy Monday, M.A., a candidate in the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program, will be defending her doctoral project entitled, "The Importance of Being Social: Social Support, Belongingness, Spirituality, Hopelessness, and Suicidality in First-Year College Students" on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM in McGowan 2004.

Committee members are: Dr. Janet Muse-Burke (Chair), Sr. Gail Cabral, IHM, and Dr. Robert Shaw. Reader is Dr. Fauve Luckey, Private Practice, Clarks Summit. All are welcome to attend.

Tonya Renae McNair will defend her doctoral dissertation on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 10 AM in the McGowan Center for Professional and Graduate Studies 1066. Her title is: "Exploration of Subjective Well-Being Levels in Adults Diagnosed with an Autoimmune Disease. Examination of Individual Differences in Adaptive Coping Styles."

Dr. Alice McDonnell is committee chair. Committee members are Dr. Monica Law and Dr. H. Durell Johnson. Readers are Dr. Helen Batisti and Dr. Marie Bonavoglia. All are welcome to attend.

bulletin board marywood

Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Live on campus for a week in July (7/8-7/14) and welcome the incoming students. We'll provide you with housing, food, fun, and the ultimate Marywood experience!
 
We're hiring 60-70 undergraduates for two positions: 
  • Small Group Orientation Leader (OL): Hands-on experience with first-year students, icebreakers, and your own small group
  • Family and Logistics Orientation Leader (OL): Beautification of campus (window painting, decorations, bulletin boards), "behind-the-scenes" work, and dealing with family members and guests 
Applications found in the Student Activities Office (Nazareth 107) or by clicking the following link. Deadline: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Mary Pace Medal for Excellence in Philosophy Applications Due on February 23

All graduating seniors are invited to submit papers for consideration in the competition for the Mary Pace Medal for Excellence in Philosophy. The Mary Pace Medal was founded by Reverend William Pace in memory of his mother, Mary Pace, to honor a graduating senior who has demonstrated, according to the criteria stated below, an understanding of and appreciation for philosophical inquiry. Students do not need to major or minor in Philosophy in order to qualify for this prestigious award. Application deadline: February 23

Learn more about the Mary Pace Medal for Excellence in Philosophy and how to apply

Education Students: Apply to Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society

Attention Education Students! If you are interested in applying to be inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, email Dr. Fryer at csfryer@marywood.edu for membership qualifications and an application. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, February 23 The induction ceremony will be held on Friday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in the McGowan Center.

See Maxis at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Game on February 25!

Maxis will be in attendance at Tux's Birthday Celebration & Mascot Mania!
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Hershey Bears (AHL Hockey Game)
Sunday, February 25 at 3:05 p.m.
Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA
 
Come cheer on Marywood's Mascot, Maxis, as he represents the Pacers!

Schedule of events:
-Photos & ​mascot/fan​ interaction: 2:00-2:45 p.m.
-Mascot introductions: 2:55 p.m.
-Mascots play soccer on the ice: During 2nd intermission
-Various games & other timeout features during the game!

Purchase Tickets to the February 25 W-B/S Penguins Hockey Game

Walk the Labyrinth in the Rotunda through February 27


Marywood's labyrinth, a replica of the famous Chartes Cathedral labyrinth in France, will be in the Rotunda through February 27In this Lenten season and in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida, walking the labyrinth provides an opportunity for us to pray quietly for peace in our hearts and throughout the world.  

Materials about the labyrinth and suggestions for walking will be available in the Rotunda. Walking the labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tradition. In the Middle Ages, labyrinth walks were used in cathedrals as a symbolic pilgrimage for those unable to travel to holy places. In our modern day context, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool for meditation helping us to look within for the answers we need. The path of the labyrinth serves as a metaphor for one's spiritual journey which we walk individually and in harmony with each other. 

A labyrinth is not a maze. It has only one path that leads into the center and back out. A maze has a choice of paths with many entrances, dead ends, and exits. By following the one path to the center, the seeker uses the labyrinth to find peace and illumination.

Suggestions for walking the labyrinth:
  1. Maintain silence for your reflection and that of others.
  2. Take time to clear your mind and become aware of your breathing before you step onto the labyrinth
  3. Proceed at your own pace. There is no right or wrong way to walk. As you meet other walkers, gently give way to your meeting and passing. Do whatever feels right to you.
  4. Take time after your walk to reflect and meditate.

Registration for Summer 2018 Classes Continues throughout the Spring Semester

SESSION DATES:
MAY TERM - MAY 21 THROUGH JUNE 9
SUMMER I  - JUNE 11 THROUGH JULY 14
SUMMER II - JULY 16 THROUGH AUGUST 18

Registration for summer courses continues throughout the spring! Additional information and course offerings may be found online at: www.marywood.edu/summer/ or check course offerings through your MarywoodYou Portal account. Information regarding use of the Student Portal and use of Student Academic Planning can be found at www.marywood.edu/helpdesk/.

Click for a registration form; students should use a separate form for each Summer Session

Wednesday Evening Mass & Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent

Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday evenings in the Marian Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Consider making this weekday Mass (30 minutes) part of your Lenten practice this year.

Father Elston will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation each Wednesday after Mass.

Eating Disorders Screening Day - March 1

Come Attend Eating Disorder Screening Day at Marywood's Psychological Services Center (1st floor of McGowan Building)
March 1, 2018, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Confidential, anonymous, FREE!

Ski and Snowboarding Club Tickets Now Available

Montage Mountain Ski and Snowboarding Club tickets are now available! 
Ski/Snowboarding Days: Fridays and/or Saturdays from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Open to faculty, staff, students, and family members 
* This is a great value compared to buying tickets at the mountain * 
 
Rules: 
  1. You must sign up and pay prior to 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Student Activities Office (Nazareth 107). 
  2. A form must be filed out for each trip. 
  3. You must sign the Liability Release and waiver one time, prior to going on your first trip.
  4. Trips will run until Spring Break. 

Questions: Please contact Dr. Chris Speicher at chrisspeicher@marywood.edu

2018 Ski Club Weekly Sign Up Sheet

Prom Dress Donation Drive for Cinderella's Closet of NEPA

Seeking new or gently-used prom dresses and related items for Cinderella's Closet of NEPA! Accepting the following items:

  • New or Gently used formal gowns
  • Formal Shoes
  • Formal Jewelry
  • Formal Purses
  • Monetary Donations

Bring donations of prom dresses and other prom-related items or monetary donations to Room 2021 in the McGowan Center by Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Contact Dr. Amy Paciej-Woodruff at apaciej@marywood.edu for more information.

Cinderella’s Closet of NEPA is an independent non-profit organization committed to continuing the annual spring tradition of Cinderella’s Closet.This Unique Boutique has been helping young women be the “belle of the ball” for over 10 years by offering gently used and new formal dresses, shoes, and accessories for $10 and less. This year's Cinderella’s Closet is on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4-8 p.m., Genetti Manor, Dickson City, PA. 

Cinderella's Closet Flyer

Online Access to New York Times

If you are wondering why you may no longer have access to NYTimes.com, Marywood is still active!

Reminder: Once expired, faculty and staff will need to re-register and activate another pass after 364 days to continue NYTimes.com and Apps entitlement. Students only need to supply anticipated graduation date once. 

Visit www.accessNYT.com and enter Marywood in the search window. 

Students and faculty must use their Marywood email address: Faculty and staff may use @maryu.marywood.edu or @marywood.edu. Students use @m.marywood.edu.

Please note: If you have ever used your campus email to register on NYTimes.com, you may use "Log in here". If the password has been lost, use "Forgot your password?" to reset. Use “Create Account” if your Marywood email was never used to register on NYTimes.com. A verification email will be sent to confirm. If not received, please check spam and/or other filtered tabs.

If you have any further questions, please call the Reference Desk 570-961-4714, or, if on campus, call ext. 4714.

See Example of Academic Pass Log-in Screen for NYT.com

C.A.S.U.A.L. Day is March 29--Order pins/t-shirts by March 13!

Join the team and dress CASUAL Thursday, March 29, 2018! The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 15th annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day will help raise awareness for colorectal cancer in northeastern Pennsylvania and teach individuals the importance of screening and early detection.

C.A.S.U.A.L. Day is Thursday, March 29, 2018The t-shirt color will be Indigo Blue. To participate, contact captains: Lori Swanchak at swanchak@marywood.edu or Marie Bonavoglia at msbonavoglia@marywood.edu 

$5 for a pin
$20 for a t-shirt
(The ordering/payment deadline is Tuesday, March 13, 2018.)

See the C.A.S.U.A.L. Day T-shirt

Stay Connected with Marywood University on Social Media

Are you connected with Marywood University on social media? If not, you should be!

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/marywoodu
Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/marywooduniversity/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marywoodu
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/MarywoodU 

Find out about Marywood departments, clubs, and organizations that are on social media

Commencement Information

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMENCEMENT EVENTS:
We are seeking 20 freshman, sophomore, or junior students to act as Commencement Weekend volunteers.These volunteers will assist with all commencement activities, including:
May 17: Undergraduate Hooding Practice
May 18: Hooding Ceremonies and Liturgy
May 19: Commencement
A $100 PacerPoint stipend will be given to student volunteers for the Fall 2018 semester. Interested students can email John Coval at coval@marywood.edu to express their interest.

INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE):
Commencement 2018: Commencement will be held the weekend of May 18 and 19, 2018. Information pertaining to all aspects of commencement can now be found on the Marywood University website at www.marywood.edu/commencement/index.html. Please note that all activities are free and open to your family and friends and do not require tickets for admittance. You are, however, required to register yourself and guests for each of the activities you plan to attend.

Grad Finale: All graduating students are encouraged to participate in the university’s annual Grad Finale on April 18 and 19, 2018 in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Students who attend will be able to receive their cap and gown and verify all graduating materials are complete and accurate during the event within 5-10 minutes. General Graduation Announcements will be available for pick-up to ALL graduate-level students and for undergraduate students who turn in their completed Senior Survey during the event.

A free sitting for professional portraits by Grad Images will take place during Grad Finale on April 18 and 19. Any student interested in this opportunity should attend Grad Finale prepared to sit for the pictures. Students may choose to wear a cap and gown in the portrait. No appointment is necessary.

Senior Survey: Undergraduate students are required to complete a university Senior Survey. Surveys are available, starting April 3, 2018, inside the Academic Affairs Office, LAC 200. Surveys should be returned during the university’s annual Grad Finale, April 18 and April 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  If the survey is not completed before the Grad Finale, students can return it to the Cashiers Office, beginning on April 23, to obtain their commencement announcements.

Visit the Commencement Website

Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Live on campus for a week in July (7/8-7/14) and welcome the incoming students. We'll provide you with housing, food, fun, and the ultimate Marywood experience!
 
We're hiring 60-70 undergraduates for two positions: 
  • Small Group Orientation Leader (OL): Hands-on experience with first-year students, icebreakers, and your own small group
  • Family and Logistics Orientation Leader (OL): Beautification of campus (window painting, decorations, bulletin boards), "behind-the-scenes" work, and dealing with family members and guests 
Applications found in the Student Activities Office (Nazareth 107) or by clicking the following link. Deadline: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Mary Pace Medal for Excellence in Philosophy Applications Due on February 23

All graduating seniors are invited to submit papers for consideration in the competition for the Mary Pace Medal for Excellence in Philosophy. The Mary Pace Medal was founded by Reverend William Pace in memory of his mother, Mary Pace, to honor a graduating senior who has demonstrated, according to the criteria stated below, an understanding of and appreciation for philosophical inquiry. Students do not need to major or minor in Philosophy in order to qualify for this prestigious award. Application deadline: February 23

Learn more about the Mary Pace Medal for Excellence in Philosophy and how to apply

Education Students: Apply to Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society

Attention Education Students! If you are interested in applying to be inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, email Dr. Fryer at csfryer@marywood.edu for membership qualifications and an application. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, February 23 The induction ceremony will be held on Friday, April 27, at 4 p.m. in the McGowan Center.

See Maxis at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Game on February 25!

Maxis will be in attendance at Tux's Birthday Celebration & Mascot Mania!
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Hershey Bears (AHL Hockey Game)
Sunday, February 25 at 3:05 p.m.
Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA
 
Come cheer on Marywood's Mascot, Maxis, as he represents the Pacers!

Schedule of events:
-Photos & ​mascot/fan​ interaction: 2:00-2:45 p.m.
-Mascot introductions: 2:55 p.m.
-Mascots play soccer on the ice: During 2nd intermission
-Various games & other timeout features during the game!

Purchase Tickets to the February 25 W-B/S Penguins Hockey Game

Walk the Labyrinth in the Rotunda through February 27


Marywood's labyrinth, a replica of the famous Chartes Cathedral labyrinth in France, will be in the Rotunda through February 27In this Lenten season and in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida, walking the labyrinth provides an opportunity for us to pray quietly for peace in our hearts and throughout the world.  

Materials about the labyrinth and suggestions for walking will be available in the Rotunda. Walking the labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tradition. In the Middle Ages, labyrinth walks were used in cathedrals as a symbolic pilgrimage for those unable to travel to holy places. In our modern day context, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool for meditation helping us to look within for the answers we need. The path of the labyrinth serves as a metaphor for one's spiritual journey which we walk individually and in harmony with each other. 

A labyrinth is not a maze. It has only one path that leads into the center and back out. A maze has a choice of paths with many entrances, dead ends, and exits. By following the one path to the center, the seeker uses the labyrinth to find peace and illumination.

Suggestions for walking the labyrinth:
  1. Maintain silence for your reflection and that of others.
  2. Take time to clear your mind and become aware of your breathing before you step onto the labyrinth
  3. Proceed at your own pace. There is no right or wrong way to walk. As you meet other walkers, gently give way to your meeting and passing. Do whatever feels right to you.
  4. Take time after your walk to reflect and meditate.

Registration for Summer 2018 Classes Continues throughout the Spring Semester

SESSION DATES:
MAY TERM - MAY 21 THROUGH JUNE 9
SUMMER I  - JUNE 11 THROUGH JULY 14
SUMMER II - JULY 16 THROUGH AUGUST 18

Registration for summer courses continues throughout the spring! Additional information and course offerings may be found online at: www.marywood.edu/summer/ or check course offerings through your MarywoodYou Portal account. Information regarding use of the Student Portal and use of Student Academic Planning can be found at www.marywood.edu/helpdesk/.

Click for a registration form; students should use a separate form for each Summer Session

Wednesday Evening Mass & Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent

Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday evenings in the Marian Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Consider making this weekday Mass (30 minutes) part of your Lenten practice this year.

Father Elston will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation each Wednesday after Mass.

Eating Disorders Screening Day - March 1

Come Attend Eating Disorder Screening Day at Marywood's Psychological Services Center (1st floor of McGowan Building)
March 1, 2018, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Confidential, anonymous, FREE!

Ski and Snowboarding Club Tickets Now Available

Montage Mountain Ski and Snowboarding Club tickets are now available! 
Ski/Snowboarding Days: Fridays and/or Saturdays from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Open to faculty, staff, students, and family members 
* This is a great value compared to buying tickets at the mountain * 
 
Rules: 
  1. You must sign up and pay prior to 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Student Activities Office (Nazareth 107). 
  2. A form must be filed out for each trip. 
  3. You must sign the Liability Release and waiver one time, prior to going on your first trip.
  4. Trips will run until Spring Break. 

Questions: Please contact Dr. Chris Speicher at chrisspeicher@marywood.edu

2018 Ski Club Weekly Sign Up Sheet

Prom Dress Donation Drive for Cinderella's Closet of NEPA

Seeking new or gently-used prom dresses and related items for Cinderella's Closet of NEPA! Accepting the following items:

  • New or Gently used formal gowns
  • Formal Shoes
  • Formal Jewelry
  • Formal Purses
  • Monetary Donations

Bring donations of prom dresses and other prom-related items or monetary donations to Room 2021 in the McGowan Center by Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Contact Dr. Amy Paciej-Woodruff at apaciej@marywood.edu for more information.

Cinderella’s Closet of NEPA is an independent non-profit organization committed to continuing the annual spring tradition of Cinderella’s Closet.This Unique Boutique has been helping young women be the “belle of the ball” for over 10 years by offering gently used and new formal dresses, shoes, and accessories for $10 and less. This year's Cinderella’s Closet is on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4-8 p.m., Genetti Manor, Dickson City, PA. 

Cinderella's Closet Flyer

Online Access to New York Times

If you are wondering why you may no longer have access to NYTimes.com, Marywood is still active!

Reminder: Once expired, faculty and staff will need to re-register and activate another pass after 364 days to continue NYTimes.com and Apps entitlement. Students only need to supply anticipated graduation date once. 

Visit www.accessNYT.com and enter Marywood in the search window. 

Students and faculty must use their Marywood email address: Faculty and staff may use @maryu.marywood.edu or @marywood.edu. Students use @m.marywood.edu.

Please note: If you have ever used your campus email to register on NYTimes.com, you may use "Log in here". If the password has been lost, use "Forgot your password?" to reset. Use “Create Account” if your Marywood email was never used to register on NYTimes.com. A verification email will be sent to confirm. If not received, please check spam and/or other filtered tabs.

If you have any further questions, please call the Reference Desk 570-961-4714, or, if on campus, call ext. 4714.

See Example of Academic Pass Log-in Screen for NYT.com

C.A.S.U.A.L. Day is March 29--Order pins/t-shirts by March 13!

Join the team and dress CASUAL Thursday, March 29, 2018! The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 15th annual C.A.S.U.A.L. (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day will help raise awareness for colorectal cancer in northeastern Pennsylvania and teach individuals the importance of screening and early detection.

C.A.S.U.A.L. Day is Thursday, March 29, 2018The t-shirt color will be Indigo Blue. To participate, contact captains: Lori Swanchak at swanchak@marywood.edu or Marie Bonavoglia at msbonavoglia@marywood.edu 

$5 for a pin
$20 for a t-shirt
(The ordering/payment deadline is Tuesday, March 13, 2018.)

See the C.A.S.U.A.L. Day T-shirt

Stay Connected with Marywood University on Social Media

Are you connected with Marywood University on social media? If not, you should be!

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/marywoodu
Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/marywooduniversity/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marywoodu
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/MarywoodU 

Find out about Marywood departments, clubs, and organizations that are on social media

Commencement Information

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMENCEMENT EVENTS:
We are seeking 20 freshman, sophomore, or junior students to act as Commencement Weekend volunteers.These volunteers will assist with all commencement activities, including:
May 17: Undergraduate Hooding Practice
May 18: Hooding Ceremonies and Liturgy
May 19: Commencement
A $100 PacerPoint stipend will be given to student volunteers for the Fall 2018 semester. Interested students can email John Coval at coval@marywood.edu to express their interest.

INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE):
Commencement 2018: Commencement will be held the weekend of May 18 and 19, 2018. Information pertaining to all aspects of commencement can now be found on the Marywood University website at www.marywood.edu/commencement/index.html. Please note that all activities are free and open to your family and friends and do not require tickets for admittance. You are, however, required to register yourself and guests for each of the activities you plan to attend.

Grad Finale: All graduating students are encouraged to participate in the university’s annual Grad Finale on April 18 and 19, 2018 in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Students who attend will be able to receive their cap and gown and verify all graduating materials are complete and accurate during the event within 5-10 minutes. General Graduation Announcements will be available for pick-up to ALL graduate-level students and for undergraduate students who turn in their completed Senior Survey during the event.

A free sitting for professional portraits by Grad Images will take place during Grad Finale on April 18 and 19. Any student interested in this opportunity should attend Grad Finale prepared to sit for the pictures. Students may choose to wear a cap and gown in the portrait. No appointment is necessary.

Senior Survey: Undergraduate students are required to complete a university Senior Survey. Surveys are available, starting April 3, 2018, inside the Academic Affairs Office, LAC 200. Surveys should be returned during the university’s annual Grad Finale, April 18 and April 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  If the survey is not completed before the Grad Finale, students can return it to the Cashiers Office, beginning on April 23, to obtain their commencement announcements.

Visit the Commencement Website

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