Leaves of Class XVIII – September Winner!

Congratulations to Linda Newberry of Scott Township, our September Leaves of Class winner, who won tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Motor coach tour to New York City courtesy of AAA Travel Agency, and gift cards and/or certificates to: Alexander’s Family Restaurant, Aramark, Hottle’s Restaurant, JJ McNally’s, Live With It by Lora Hobbs, Sanderson Street Tavern, Sidel’s Restaurant, State Street Grill, Tiffany’s Tap & Grill, Total Hair Solutions, and Zummo’s Café. Linda also received a Dunkin Donuts gift card from Gretchen Welby, and an Amazon gift card courtesy of Jeanne Bovard,

There are still THREE more drawings for Leaves of Class XVIII!

Leaves of Class

15th Annual President’s Business Council Gala Tonight in NYC


Archival materials for the President’s Business Council honoree video

By collecting, preserving, and making available institutional records of permanent value, the University Archives serves the administration and community of the University of Scranton. This summer, staff from the University’s office of Events & Conference Services visited the Archives in search of materials for the 15th annual President’s Business Council award dinner. This gala, taking place tonight at The Pierre in New York City, recognizes individuals who have achieved excellence in their fields and who have demonstrated extraordinary compassion for others. The President’s Business Council seeks to provide meaningful networking opportunities for alumni and friends, as well as mentoring and career opportunities for current students. In addition, since the inaugural dinner, over $11 million has been generated for the Presidential Scholarship Endowment Fund, which supports full-tuition, merit-based scholarships for talented students who will become leaders of vision and integrity.


Fr. Bernard McIlhenny, S.J. welcoming several women students and their parents outside of Gunster Memorial Student Center during freshman orientation in 1972. The students were among the first women to enroll in the University’s daytime undergraduate school.

One of this year’s honorees, Rev. Bernard R. McIlhenny, S.J., arrived in Scranton in 1958 to serve as the fourth headmaster of Scranton Preparatory School. Known to many as “Father Mac,” he was appointed dean of admissions at the University in 1966 and, over a 31 year tenure, is credited with admitting more than two-thirds of the University’s living alumni. He is currently dean of admissions emeritus and serves as minister of the Scranton Jesuit Community. University Archives staff gathered materials for a video that will be presented at tonight’s gala. A selection of these materials and other documents on Fr. McIlhenny can be viewed in our digital collections.


Videographers reviewing materials from the University Archives for an honoree video for the President’s Business Council Dinner.

This year’s second recipient of the President’s Medal is Frank J. Dubas, Jr. ’75. This past May, Frank retired as Deloitte’s global managing partner for Sovereign Financial Institutions (SFI). Over a 42-year career, Frank held a number of client service leadership roles and built a distinguished track record of service to many multinational clients. During his tenure, many Scranton graduates were hired at Deloitte and benefited from Frank’s mentorship. A native of Jessup, Pa., Frank and his wife, Marigrace, reside in New Canaan, Ct., and have three children: Megan, Rob and Paul. Frank’s experiences as a University student were highlighted in an alumni article for the Fall 2015 issue of the Scranton Journal.

To read more news and events about the University Archives and Special Collections, visit www.digitalservices.scranton.edu.

Academic Video Online: Premium


The Weinberg Memorial Library began streaming video in 2011, but the recent subscription to Academic Video Online: Premium from Alexander Street offers our community an extraordinary breadth of content. With over 48,000 video titles Academic Video Online: Premium is the largest and most comprehensive video collection available to libraries.

Subject areas of particular strength include Counseling and Therapy, Business and Economics, Education, History, and Theater and Drama. Academic Video Online: Premium contains the full contents of about 30 Alexander Street collections including some like The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy that were already in the Library’s collection. Collections that are new to the Library include 60 Minutes: 1997-2014, Business Education in Video, The BBC Video Collection and Latin America in Video. Links to individual collections and Academic Video Online: Premium can be found in the databases and a complete list can be found on the Streaming Media web page. Students, staff and faculty may also access films by searching the Library’s catalog.

Academic Video Online: Premium is available 24/7 and can be used on computers and mobile devices. Faculty, students and staff may use the films in classes, for research, at on-campus student club and organization meetings and at on-campus events promoted within The University of Scranton where no admission is charged.

Streaming media is a powerful pedagogical tool. The sights and sounds of streaming video bring an added dimension to research and education. Academic Video Online: Premium offers a breadth of content and a variety of features to make valuable information accessible to our students, faculty and staff.


Welcome back students!

Are you struggling with that first paper? The CTLE Writing Center can help!

The Writing Center Fall 2016 hours are as follows:

In the CTLE (LSC 588):

Monday through Friday 9am-5pm

In the Reilly Learning Commons (1st Floor Library):

Monday through Thursday 5pm-9pm

Saturdays: 1pm-5pm

Sundays: 1pm-9pm

*In the Reilly Learning Commons, we are located in the first two study rooms on the left.

To make an appointment email your availability and course name to: writing-center@scranton.edu



Exhibit on Display: “Illustrating Scranton: The Drawings of Don Murray”

Now through December 9th, the Library’s fifth floor Heritage Room will feature an exhibit on the work of local artist Don Murray. Comprised mainly of pen and ink drawings, the works on view depict the historic architecture and landmark sites of … Continue reading