By Maddie Sunday, Student Government
Student Government hopes that you are refreshed and ready for the remainder of the spring semester.
Did you know that several on-campus resources are available to students that can provide support during the rest of the spring semester? This week, Student Government is highlighting various offices and departments that serve to foster a supportive and healthy environment for students at the University. If you have any questions on the resources highlighted, stop by the Student Government Office for more information or check out the Student Government Instagram @uofssg!
The University of Scranton has three primary academic advising offices to assist students throughout their undergraduate years. The College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Office is located on the first floor of the Loyola Science Center. The Panuska College of Professional Studies Advising Center is located in McGurrin Hall, room 101, while the Kania School of Management Advising Center is located in Brennan Hall, suite 206. In addition, Graduate students can receive academic support at O’Hara Hall, room 201, as all offices are open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Academic advising serves as an invaluable resource to students on campus, assisting in course scheduling, mentoring, and guidance for students throughout their academic careers.
The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development is located in Ciszek Hall and serves to help students achieve their career goals. The center provides career counseling, mock interviews, and training in resume writing. In addition, the center is responsible for connecting students with alumni of similar career interests and provides internship resources for interested students. The center also holds the annual Career Expo on campus in which students can meet with potential employers. The center is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and an appointment to meet with a staff member can be made online via their website. Continue reading
Kim Barr, Fahad Ashraf and Marlene Geerinck (left)
The Kane Forum, Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall, was the setting for Student Government’s third meeting of the semester on Friday, March 1st, 2019. Starting at 3:15 p.m., Senate had multiple guests attend the meeting, addressing topics such as the academic calendar and digitizing services offered at the Weinberg Memorial Library.
Senators Jacob Myers and Peter Zabiegala (right)
Each meeting, Student Government invites guests to discuss topics, ideas, and proposals that various departments at the University are working on through a forum discussion.
Academic Calendar 2020-2021
Senate had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Gingerich, Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, who discussed the 2020-2021 academic calendar, noting that changes in the calendar would not have much of an impact to on-campus students, but the difficulty lies in scheduling holidays amidst two 16-week semesters. Senate voiced their concerns and comments regarding the current calendar, noting some hardship in ending fall semester to immediately begin intersession classes.
By Maddie Sunday, Student Government
Student Government is comprised of five committees that focus on key aspects of the university life, addressing concerns, ideas, and project proposals. The Appropriations and Student Transitions Committee focuses on budgeting and funding for student-run clubs and organizations at the University. Senator Jeffrey Colucci, a sophomore accounting major, is the chair of the Appropriations and Student Transitions Committee
From left: Casey Welby ’21, Enis Murtaj ’20, Jeffrey Colucci ’21, Joe Fullam ’22, Jack Malay ’22
Brennan Hall, room 500, was the setting for Student Government’s second meeting of the semester on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Starting at 3:15 p.m., Senate had multiple guests attend the meeting, addressing topics such as the new Iggy Shuttle and a club charter.
Each meeting, Student Government invites guests to discuss topics, ideas, and proposals that various departments at the University are working on through a forum discussion. This past week, Senate had the pleasure of welcoming Ms. Catherine Sanderson, Coordinator for Transportation and Parking Services, to the meeting. Ms. Sanderson discussed the new transportation shuttle on campus, the Iggy Shuttle, a twenty-four-passenger vehicle with the capacity to transport two wheelchairs. The Iggy Shuttle is currently being used by Athletics, but Senate will be working with Transportation and Parking Services to determine students’ interest in Montage Mountain or Dickson City trips via the Iggy Shuttle on the weekends. Senate is also exploring other uses for the shuttle that we hope to update students on!