February is Black History Month! You are encouraged to participate in both university and community events.
Join us for a Virtual Film Series honoring Black History Month. Showings will take place on Zoom, starting at 6 PM, and include a facilitated discussion after the movie. Register for the movie(s). The film remaining in the series is:
>> The Hate U Give - Thursday, February 25
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.
BHM Event Series
While there is no one specific way to acknowledge Black History Month, the Black Scranton Project has curated a collection of virtual events throughout the month. However, we also believe that discussions of Black history and culture should continue through the entire year, rather than a single month. blackscranton.org/bhm2021
Join us each Wednesday at 1 p.m. in LAC 111 or by Zoom. We will use different meditation techniques including focused attention (breath, lovingkindness, sounds, and walking), open monitoring (mindfulness/awareness of passing thoughts, feelings, smells, noises), and some effortless presence (openness, contemplative quiet) to nurture your mind and revitalize your week. As the season gets warmer, we will move outside. Room opens at 1 p.m. to settle in and meditation begins at 1:05 pm and will end at 1:25 p.m. Contact info: Dr. Melinda Krokus, email@example.com. For the safety and integrity of those in the Zoom Room, please contact Dr. Krokus for the Zoom link.
The Counseling/Student Development Center and POW! (Peers on Wellness) are collaborating on their annual week-long body image programming, which occurs during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, devoted to education and prevention of eating disorders. All week, information will be shared and activities that promote body acceptance and self-confidence among people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities will be sponsored. (All virtual links will be sent on Monday, 2/22/21; check your email for information on activities and details.)
Support the First Generation Student Club on Tuesday, Mar. 2, through the club's fundraiser at the Learning Commons. They will be selling cookies and chocolate, as well as giving away stickers and pamphlets for free.
Join us as Marywood students perform Elegies: A Song Cycle, a celebration of life! Under the direction of Timothy Pyles, allow the cast to take you on a journey of love, loss, laughter and hope. Through 18 diverse musical numbers, you will feel, cry, laugh, and walk away with hope. Because “Life has infinite, infinite joys!"
Friday - March 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday - March 6 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday - March 7 @ 2 p.m.
All actors and audience members will be socially distant. All actors will be wearing face shields during the entire performance. Live audiences are limited to Marywood students, faculty, and staff only and is on a first come, first served basis! Don’t forget to wear a mask! There will not be an online viewing option available, so we hope to see you there!
Peers on Wellness is hosting a Corky's Greenhouse Spring Flower Fundraiser! Flower options include: 5+ Bloom Lillies, 6 1/2'' Pot of Tulips, 6'' Pot of Hyacinths, and 6'' Pot of Mums. Options are $12 each (plant or voucher). Vouchers are for those who plan to pick up plants at Corky's, not Marywood. To place an order, or if you have questions, email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orders and payments (cash or check) are due by March 13, 2021. Please do not mail orders/payments. Plant and voucher pick up will take place in the C/SDC on March 30, 2021.
Marywood University’s School of Social Work will hold its Spring 2021 Virtual Colloquium titled, “The Culturally ‘Woke’ Social Worker: Addressing Historical and Contemporary Racial Inequities,” on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 8:45 a.m. – Noon. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Because space is limited, participants must register in order to attend, at marywood-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqd-CorzgrEtX0PgW0iXzoAx0XjDKK8B4y.
BUSINESS: The School of Business and Global Innovation (SBGI) will hold a Virtual Information Session on Thursday, March 4, 2021. This event is free and open to prospective students considering Marywood University. To register, please visit https://admissions.marywood.edu/register/business. Registrants will receive the virtual meeting ID and pin prior to the event. Read more...
MFA: A virtual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Information Session will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 4 p.m. This information session is free and open to anyone who is interested in pursuing a low-residency master of fine arts degree at Marywood University. To register, please visit admissions.marywood.edu/register/mfa. Read more...
Marywood University will hold its Admitted Student Month during April this year. Due to pandemic restrictions, this traditionally one-day event has been reimagined to offer admitted students the flexibility and opportunity to either meet on campus or visit virtually. This specially designed event is free and open to all senior high school students who have been admitted to the University. To register, visit www.marywood.edu/admitvisit, email DayOne@marywood.edu, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234.
The Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention will spread awareness for the cause, and will feature a ceremony with speakers, giveaways, the walk, and much more. The walk will be held on Sunday, April 18. Registration will be at 9 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. More details will follow regarding whether the event will be held in person or virtually. You can register as an individual walker, or make your own team with your club/organization!Register for the Walk...
Leon S. John, Jr., Ph.D., is a three-time Marywood graduate. Earning his bachelor of arts degree in communication arts with a concentration in public relations and a minor in journalism in 2000, Dr. John went on to earn his master of arts degree in communication arts and public administration in 2008, and earned his doctoral degree in human development in 2019. Dr. John explains that, as a freshman student at Marywood in the 90s, he felt supported as a student by students and faculty, but that diversity support services weren't fully developed at that time. He said, “I began my college years as a commuter student. As such, I still enjoyed the support of my family at home. While I felt at the time, and on reflecting upon it now, that those support services would have helped a great deal, I overcame any of the challenges I had with the support of my family and friends.” While the Black Student Union didn’t exist at the time of his undergraduate studies, Dr. John found his best connections were made through joining student groups and as a member of the communication arts department cohort. Read more about Dr. John by clicking on the headline link...
Paul Capoccia was recently named director of the new esports program at Marywood University. One of a select number of colleges and universities across the nation to offer a competitive esports program, Marywood is responding to the ever-increasing number of students seeking this option, as the esports industry continues to explode throughout the country. As Marywood’s director of esports, Paul is responsible for launching and growing a competitive and exciting program. Planning to introduce three initial games, including Overwatch, League of Legends, and Rocket League, Paul is also looking to add sports simulation games and other single-player titles if room allows. Read more about Coach Capoccia by clicking on the headline link...
Samantha Humen, Archbald, Pa., junior music performance major, was recently notified that she is the winner of the 2021 Marywood Concerto Competition. The competition is held each November, and the winner is featured in the orchestra’s spring concert, which will be held on April 11, 2021. Samantha, a graduate of Valley View High School, Archbald, Pa., auditioned for the competition with Mozart’s G major Flute Concerto, Movement 1. A talented musician, Samantha, prior to attending Marywood University, was a member of the Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble, as well as Marywood’s collegiate Wind Ensemble. Read more about Samantha by clicking on the headline link...
Tyler McAlpine, senior aviation management/professional pilot/flight operations major, is accustomed to working hard in and out of the classroom. Ambitious and determined are two words that best describe Tyler, who, after completing his service as a Marine Corps sergeant, began researching aviation programs throughout the country. When finished with his Marine Corps service, Tyler picked up and moved from Hawaii to Pennsylvania, with the goal of becoming a professional pilot. Balancing between work, studies, and flying, Tyler was able to tap into the resources of his professors and his Marywood community to help him succeed. Read more about Tyler by clicking the headline link...
She began her academic career focused on becoming a pediatrician or other medical doctor, but now Keshia Vilchert, Ph.D. student, has discovered her purpose is in the area of early intervention—those services that are provided to those from birth to 3 years old with developmental disability or developmental delay. Ms. Vilchert hails from Boston, Massachusetts, the only child of a larger extended family. Her initial adjustments to living, studying, and working at Marywood University presented her with challenges that most out-of-state college students experience—that of being homesick and without the support of family and friends from her hometown. Read more about Keshia by clicking the headline link...
Daron Dickerson graduated from Marywood University in 2005 with a degree in Health and Physical Education and a minor in physical activity. His initial plan was to teach physical education and to be a basketball coach, however Daron found his passion in building relationships and realized his purpose outside of the classroom and basketball court. Daron is a marketing manager for D&H Distributing, where he’s been employed for the past ten years. D&H Distributing is a privately held North American Technology distributor to the IT and consumer electronics supply channels. Daron manages manufacturers, as they work together to manage budgets and products with the goal of growing customers and sales. Read more about Daron by clicking the headline link...
Amber Viola’s need to help people and do what’s right drives her passion. Whether it was sticking up for a classmate in her private elementary school who was kicked out for being gay or advocating for victims of sexual assault in the military, Viola, 35, is sure to stand up for others and her beliefs. “At the core, it’s always been about helping as many people as I can, doing the most good I can do,” the Scranton resident, Navy veteran and single mom to Jacquelyn, 4, said. “I’ve always been one to stand up for the underdog and speak out against anything that was going to harm people. I try to be there to help people wherever they need me.” Read more about Amber by clicking the headline link...
The Community Design Build class wants to hear about what you want built on Marywood's campus this semester! Follow the link below to fill out the poll and have your voice heard. The survey has fewer than 15 questions and should take less than 5 minutes! Thank you in advance for all of your responses!Take the Community Design Build Survey...
THE BAYLEAF CALL FOR ENTRY IS NOW OPEN! DUE DATE: March 1, 2021.
It's time to submit your best art and literature to The Bayleaf for a chance to get published! Now accepting Art & Literary submissions for the next issue of The Bayleaf Art & Literary Magazine. Each student may submit up to five works for the chance to get published in our printed magazine. See the image here for details. Submit your work today! Send questions to email@example.com #MarywoodArt #MarywoodLiterature
ONE DAY #ONEMARYWOOD – Giving Day 2021 is on March 24! On this day, we have the opportunity to show our Pacer Pride and set the pace for the Marywood community.
Here's how you can help make this day a success:
- Encourage others to be Pacesetters! Volunteer to be a Giving Day Ambassador at www.marywood.edu/givingday/volunteer.
- Set the pace! Issue a Giving Day challenge and inspire others to participate. Submit your challenge at www.marywood.edu/givingday/challenges.
If you have any questions, please email Andrea Trubiano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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