May 17

Each week, our campus correspondents are out and about taking photos and collecting stories for Campus Corner. Read their articles and highlights below! Browse photos on Flickr.

Seniors! Use #USGRAD17 for all things Commencement-related, including photos of your decorated caps. For more about Commencement, check out scranton.edu/commencement.

Please note, this is our FINAL Campus Corner of the semester. Thanks to Rob Bauer, Kayla Johnson and Kelly Lappin for all your hard work this semester.

See you in the fall!!


U of S Humans #USGRAD17

Senior Lauren Conniff runs the U of S Humans Instagram account. Read a Q&A we did with her in this issue of Campus Corner. Conniff recently interviewed several seniors to get their stories and she featured them on her Instagram account. Check out what they had to say about their time at Scranton below.

 


 Iggy Spreads Cheer on Dead Week


Students get a #ScrantonCoffeeBreak

May 10

Each week, our campus correspondents are out and about taking photos and collecting stories for Campus Corner. Read their articles and highlights below! Browse photos on Flickr.


Festival of Nations

By: Kelly Lappin
Students traveled the world all in a day at the recent Festival of Nations on campus! Students visited each nation’s table and sampled different activities and food. Some of the nations that were represented were Poland, Italy, India, Ireland.

Check out photos from the event on our Flickr.

 

 


ROAR Run

By: Kelly Lappin
The annual Ryan O’Malley run was held on Saturday. The proceeds of the run go to the Ryan O’Malley ’99 memorial scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to computer science students with an interest in fitness and community services who have limited resources to attend The University of Scranton. The University of Scranton’s field hockey, women’s basketball and men’s soccer teams took part in the race.

View photos from the event on our Flickr.


Springfest 2017

By: Kayla Johnson
The Scranton rain couldn’t stop Springfest this past Saturday as students came to the Byron Center for a day full of fun and games. USPB outdid themselves for Springfest 2017 — they had Springfest merchandise (sunglasses, beach balls, cups and a T-shirt), a mechanical shark, inflatable skee-ball, a basketball shooting contest, an obstacle course and a blowup football field where you can face-off with your friends. And, Springfest closed out the night with an electrifying music performance by Norwegian DJ, SEEB.

Check out the Snapchat story from Springfest on our Flickr.

May 3

Each week, our campus correspondents are out and about taking photos and collecting stories for Campus Corner. Read their articles and highlights below! Browse photos on Flickr.


Great Commons Ball Roll 2017

By: Robert Bauer
Last week, the annual Great Commons Ball Roll swept the commons with thousands of tennis balls. Students and faculty took a break from their work and studies to purchase tennis balls and watch them roll in hopes they would win a prize. There were well over a hundred winners for various prizes and gifts. Besides tennis balls flooding the commons, everyone enjoyed some pizza, Rita’s and music.

The Great Commons Ball Roll is an event that supports Campus Ministry’s International Service Program (ISP). All of the donations go toward funding ISP’s future service trips across the world. Come check out our Flickr album of the event here!


A Magical Night: The Royal Rooftop Carnival

By: Kayla Johnson
The Royal Rooftop Carnival was hosted this past Saturday by the University of Scranton’s Commuter Student Association (CSA). They had everything you could imagine — a real-life “Hungry, Hungry Hippos” game, a photo booth with all the works, a caricature artist, a performance by AJ the DJ, a towering Jenga game, the infamous “Adrenaline Rush” obstacle course, an inflatable reminiscent of the “Ninja Warrior,” popcorn, snow cones, and so much more. There was even a chance to win a Royal Rooftop Carnival T-shirt (if you completed all of the activities)! The rooftop of the DeNaples parking garage looked livelier than ever- meaning the Royal Rooftop Carnival was a success all around!

If you missed out on the Royal Rooftop Carnival, check out our Snapchat story and photos from the night on our Flickr.


For Those Ruff Days: Pet Therapy

By: Kelly Lappin
Last Tuesday, students (and staff!) enjoyed some stress-free time petting puppies. Pet Therapy Day is one of the most loved (and fluffy!) days of the semester for students! Can’t wait for next year’s event!

 

 

Make sure to check out the puppy pictures from Pet Therapy on our Flickr.


Take Back the Night

By: Kelly Lappin
Scranton’s Annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) event was held last Thursday on the Dionne Green. We talked to community outreach coordinator TBTN Megan Barr.

Q: What is Take Back the Night?

MB: Take Back the Night is an event to raise awareness and educate about the issue of sexual assault and violence. We host three components to the event which all hold specific meaning to the cause as a whole. The night starts with a pre-rally, which educate those in the community through interactive activities. We then have a rally which leads into a march. This part of the night brings the community together and is a great segway into our final event, which is the speak out. This is a space which gives those who have experienced any form of violence the opportunity to share their stories.

Q: Why is TBTN special at The University of Scranton? 

MB: While Take Back the Night is held all over the world, the Scranton community provides a great atmosphere to hold the event. I truly believe the community students often talk about on campus is seen in the best way at Take Back the Night.

Q: Why is this event special to you?

MB: This event has sparked a passion in me and has given me the opportunity to enact change with that passion. We have an amazing group of work study students and staff who devote their energy to make this possible and I am grateful to be part of that. Take Back the Night gives all attendees the chance to get what they need from the event. From education to passion, and even just being able to be heard, this is a truly special night. I will never forget the fire that ignited in me after attending my first Take Back the Night last year. Everyone has a place here.

View photos from Take Back the Night on Flickr.


Relay For Life

By: Kelly Lappin
The annual Relay for Life event was recently held at The University of Scranton! Students fundraised to fight cancer and had fun while doing it. We caught up with some students and asked why they Relay for Life!

“I relay to make a tangible difference in the lives of those battling cancer. I relay to remember the family members I have lost to cancer, to honor those who have fought cancer in the past, and to support those whose fight continues.” -Ashley Javitz, Class of 2017 

“I relay because I lost someone who was like a father to me to cancer and I don’t want other people to have to experience that.” -Geena Wasiak, Class of 2018 

“I relay because in my junior year of high school, three of my good friends lost a parent to cancer. I’ve seen the devastating effects cancer has on good people, so I participate for a future where more families will not have to go through this.” -Courtney Tampone, Class of 2020

Each person’s contribution helps save lives through the American Cancer Association.

Find more photos from Relay for Life on our Flickr.

April 26

Each week, our campus correspondents are out and about taking photos and collecting stories for Campus Corner. Read their articles and highlights below! Browse photos on Flickr.


O Canada!

By: Kelly Lappin


This past weekend Scranton students took a trip to Montreal, Canada! The trip allowed students to explore Montreal on their own and indulge themselves in Canadian culture. The trip begab early Friday morning with a 6 a.m. departure and ended Sunday in the early afternoon. This gave students plenty of time to look around in Old Montreal, Quartier-Latin and Chinatown. Some of the many sights included the famous and beautiful Notre-Dame church, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Olympic Park and much more. The Montreal trip was a once in a lifetime experience. Get ready to sign up for next year’s trip!

Check out some photos from the trip on our Flickr.


Spring Cleaning: Street Sweep 2017

By: Kayla Johnson
Earth Day arrived on Saturday and with it came the students of The University of Scranton, ready to clean up the streets of the Historic Hill Section, and much more. This Street Sweep introduced new elements into sprucing up the students’ home away from home — including painting fire hydrants, installing solar lights, raking out leaves from sewer drains and tidying up around Nay Aug. Thanks to the students, the streets of Scranton look great!

Check out photos from Street Sweep on our Flickr.

 


Maintain and Sustain: Teach-In with Mark Murphy

By: Kayla Johnson
During Earth Week, the Education for Justice hosted a series of teach-in seminars on different topics and the importance of campus sustainability, religious literacy, environmental literacy, HIV/AIDS in the world and feminist art. Mark Murphy, director of sustainability at the University, gave a talk on how maintaining sustainability on campus affects us and our environment.

Murphy stated there is an inherent importance of maintaining our campus, “If we don’t keep it clean, functional and appealing, students will go to another University.” He also stated that we need to do the same for our planet, because we only have one — and there is simply nowhere else for us to go. Things such as climate change and global warming are real and vital to keeping our earth clean — as one point in his talk stated, “Why continue dirtying our air, water and land? We live here, let’s maintain it and the other things will take care of themselves.”

Learn more about Education for Justice, here.


Holi at Scranton

Hosted by the Asia Club, the Residence Hall Association, the Multicultural Center, the Asian Studies Department, the United Colors Organization and ICA, the event was a great success. See the event in photos by Christine Cicoria ’18 here.

Scranton students took part in Holi, commonly known as the Festival of Colors, on Saturday.