Online Reservations for 2016 Distinguished Author Award Now Open!

The Royden B. Davis, S. J.,
Distinguished Author Award Presentation
honoring
Stephen Karam
October 29, 2016
5:00 P.M. DeNaples Ball Room

Stephen Karam

  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 25 per student
  • $ 55 for Friends members & Schemel Forum members
  • $ 20 per Student Friends member

For what is sure to be a sell-out event, purchase your admission or sponsorship today! (Invitation packets will be mailed the beginning of September. Checks made payable to The Friends of the Weinberg Library may be mailed in advance of the packets to reserve your seat. For more information visit www.scranton.edu/authaward or contact kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Stephen Karam is best known for his Tony-Award winning play The Humans, which centers on a Thanksgiving dinner in a New York City apartment, hosted by a former Scrantonian for her parents, sister, and grandmother, who have traveled in for the day from Northeastern Pennsylvania for the holiday. In addition to the Tony, The Humans was also awarded the Drama Desk Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama League Award, and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Karam also received the 2016 Obie Award for Playwriting.

Stephen’s Sons of the Prophet, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of the 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play. Other plays by Mr. Karam include Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground; and the libretto for Dark Sisters, an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly. For film, he has written screenplay adaptations of Chekhov’s The Seagull (starring Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stoll and Saoirse Ronan), and Speech & Debate. Stephen is the recipient of the inaugural Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Drama Desk and Horton Foote Playwriting Awards. He teaches graduate playwriting at The New School. A graduate of Brown University, Stephen was born and raised in Scranton, PA.

CRITICS’ PICK “A haunting, beautifully realized play, quite possibly the finest we will see all season… Blisteringly funny and altogether wonderful.” —Charles Isherwood,The New York Times

“Absolutely, relentlessly gripping… Rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart and scares the bejesus out of you.” —Jesse Green, New York Magazine

CRITICS’ PICK, FIVE STARS “Gorgeous. Stephen Karam boldly forces us into a world beyond the familiar.” —Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

The Weinberg Memorial Library is now hiring for an Associate Dean

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton invites applications for a full-time, Associate Dean commencing January 2017. The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services and programs in support of the dynamic scholarly, cultural and social endeavors of the University and the community at large. The Library plays an integral role in teaching, learning, and research on campus, fostering a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation, creativity, and sustainability. Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The successful candidate will bring strong communicative and interpersonal abilities in order to provide strategic/operational leadership for the Library; supervise the day-to-day management of the Library facilities, collections, and staff; collaborate with University faculty, administration, and staff; cultivate student learning and formation; work with academic departments to achieve and maintain accreditation; assess library services, programs, and evolving user needs; encourage integration of technology into the delivery of library services; and advocate in support of library services and programs that promote transformational education that is engaged, integrated, and global.

Qualified applicants should have an American Library Association-accredited Master’s Degree and one of the following: a second Master’s degree in a subject field; or the completion of thirty additional graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence. At least six years of academic library supervisory experience at an academic managerial or administrative level with demonstrated experience in human resource management, budget management, policy development, assessment, project management, library systems, and collection development is required.

Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Academic Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies at The University of Scranton, serves as the Search Committee Chair. Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled but applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2016.

The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked 8th among the master’s level universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence in teaching and is moving into the front ranks of American’s comprehensive universities.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

Library Entrance Closing

The main entrance to the library will be closed starting Tuesday July 5 for approximately one week. Please cut through (or go around) the DeNaples Center to get to the patio side of the library to enter.

Leaves of Class Raffle Winner ~ May, 2016

Congratulations to Dorothy Mackie of Clarks Summit, our May Leaves of Class winner, who won an overnight getaway to MT. AIRY CASINO RESORT, which includes an overnight stay (2 rooms) in a deluxe king room, a foursome of golf including cart and green fees, and four tickets to the buffet.  In addition, Dorothy won a $50 gift certificate from LENORA’S and a $50 gift card from DOC MAGROGAN’S OYSTER HOUSE.

There are still seven more drawings for Leaves of Class XVIII. PURCHASE YOUR CHANCES TODAY!

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University of Scranton Alumni Authors Exhibit

Throughout the month of June, The University of Scranton Alumni Authors Exhibit is on display in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room. The exhibit showcases books by more than a hundred alumni authors.

Covering a wide range of subjects, the exhibit encompasses alumni who became authors in their academic fields, nonfiction writers, novelists, children’s literature writers, and historians. The earliest alumnus featured is Clarence Walton, ’37, 10th president of The Catholic University of America and the first layman to hold the position. The youngest graduate featured in the exhibit is Sarah M. Piccini, ’07, G’10, whose local history book, Framing Faith, provides a pictorial history of former churches in the Diocese of Scranton. Also included in the exhibit is Jason Miller, ’61, H’73, who received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play That Championship Season. 

The exhibit also features a collection of books by alumna and children’s literature writer, Susan Campbell Bartoletti, G’82, who has written a Newberry Honor Book and a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal winner.  She is also the recipient of 2013 Friends of the Weinberg Library Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award.

A recent addition to the collection is a book by retired NASA engineer, Glynn Lunney, ’55, H’71.  Lunney was an employee of NASA from its creation in 1958 until 1985 and was the flight director during the Gemini and Apollo programs. He was on duty during historic events such as the ascent of Apollo 11 and the pivotal hours of the Apollo 13 crisis.

We encourage you to explore this exhibit and celebrate our alumni and their important contributions to the publishing world. The exhibit is on display during normal library hours.  For a full list of books by alumni authors that are available at the Weinberg Memorial Library visit Scranton.edu/alumniauthors.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact Michael Knies, Special Collections Librarian, (570) 941-6341.

If you an alum with a published book and would like to donate a copy to the library for display in its annual exhibit, please mail a copy to The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510.

Leaves of Class Raffle Winner ~ April, 2016

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Sarah won a wellness visit to The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley which includes 1 wellness/preventative health exam with diabetic and cholesterol lab tests; 1-dental hygiene exam and teeth cleaning; and 1-nutrition visit, a 6 month Fitness Membership to The Michael J. Aronica, M.D. Wellness Center from Allied Services, and a Glenmaura National Golf Club basket of gifts: 2 boxes of golf balls, a Bushnell GPS Rangefinder, fleece pullover and hat.  In addition, Sarah won a $50 gift certificate for a round of golf from Lakeland Golf Club, 15 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates from Aramark, and a $50 gift certificate from N. B. Levy’s Jewelers.

Congratulations, Sarah!

Remember, there are still 8 chances to win! BUY A RAFFLE TICKET TODAY!

The Last Hurrah!

IanAs the academic year comes to a close, I’d like to recognize one more outstanding student worker who will graduate next week. Ian Taylor of Delran, New Jersey has been working in Circulation Services for the past two years. Ian is a lively presence at the Circulation Desk, eager to assist patrons with whatever they need.  He does an excellent job of sorting and shelving books.  His work is always very accurate.  We certainly will miss his pleasant personality and his sense of humor.

Ian’s studies have been in Theology/Religious studies. He especially enjoyed Dr. Clark’s Virtue & Christian Ethics class.  His minor field of study is Media Information Technology.  He is an active member of The Aquinas, Students for Life, Catholic Relief Services, Liturgical Ministries, Campus Ministry, Praise & Worship groups.  He could always be seen assisting in Mass as a Eucharistic Minister.  He plans to eventually become a priest.

Ian loves to read and made good use of our library during his time here. His favorite book is The Confession by John Grisham and his favorite movie is The Grace Card.  He advises other students to utilize this library and its vast amount of resources.  He always made good use of Palci EZBorrow and Illiad and encourages other students to do the same.

Congratulations Ian! All the best to you as you continue your religious life.