June ~ Congratulations (again) to Joe & Mary Barrettof Dunmore, who won the following prizes:
Entertainment: Anthracite Heritage Museum: 4 museum tickets & 2 books on the anthracite coal industry; Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library: 2 tickets to the Distinguished Author Award dinner; Kalahari Resorts and Conventions: $100 gift card; Ritz Company Playhouse: 6 tickets for 2018 season of Ritz Company Players productions; Wildflower Music Festival: 6 flex tics; Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival: 2 tickets to the 2018 festival.
Culinary Delights: Nana’s Pasta House: $25 gift certificate; Tasty Freeze Ice Cream: $25 gift certificate for individual treats; Zummo’s Café: $25 gift card.
Tres Chic: N.B. Levy’s Jewelers: $50 gift certificate.
Wellness: Alexander’s Spa & Salon: $100 gift card; Spunk Fitness: one 3-month membership, 1-free bring a friend week card, one $10 Synergy cash for use at Salon or Spa.
And More!:Basket of Cheer ($250 value; courtesy of Ann Moskovitz); Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards: large peach jar candle; $10 Starbucks gift card and bottle of wine (courtesy of Charles Kratz);
If these names look familiar, it’s because they are! In the 20-year history of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Leaves of Class raffle program — a total of 234 monthly drawings through the middle of this year — no winner’s name has ever been drawn in consecutive months. Until now.
Joe and Mary Barrett of Dunmore are the lucky couple whose winning ticket was randomly selected in May of this year — and again in June!
Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have SIX more chances to win!
MAY~ Congratulations to Joe & Mary Barrettof Dunmore, who won the following prizes:
Entertainment: Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar@Mohegan Sun Pocono: 2 tickets to the live cooking show “In the Kitchen” with Chef Kim McLendon; Cinemark ($20 gift card).
Culinary Delights: Arcaro & Genell Restaurant & Catering Services ($25 gift certificate); Manning Farm Dairy ($25 gift certificate); Nana’s Pasta House ($25 gift certificate); Ragnacci’s Family Restaurant ($25 gift certificate); Revello’s Pizza ($25 gift card); Russell’s Restaurant ($40 gift certificate); Sanderson St. Tavern ($25 gift certificate); Tiffany’s Tap & Grill ($25 gift certificate).
Tres Chic: Lenora’s: pink leather tulip shaped crossbody bag and grey and pink designer scarf; Lillian Pulitzer cooler with Elk Mountain wine glasses; Nann Blaine Hilyard: one-of-a-kind, handmade quilt.
Wellness:Sanderson Place Salon & Spa Scranton: $75 gift certificate; Mulberry Bush: $25 gift certificate.
And More!:Hudson General Store: “Summer Afternoon” framed art print; 6 bottles of Nimble Hill wine (courtesy of The Weinberg Memorial Library).
Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have SEVEN more chances to win!
Maura C. Burns is the winner of the 2018 Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize in the Undergraduate Upper-level category, which is awarded to the winning project completed in a 200- to 400-level course.
Maura is a senior History major with minors in Biology and Biochemistry from Jessup, Pennsylvania, who submitted to the competition her paper “Medicine in the American Revolution,” completed in the course HIST 490: Senior Seminar on the American Revolution, taught by Dr. David Dzurec. In her description of research she explains, “I learned that the University of Scranton website connects to a network of libraries and resources that helped me form the backbone of my paper.” Maura goes on to rightly note that “just like history, research is unpredictable,” and that “research is a learning experience in and of itself,” things she learned through conducting the research for this project.
The Weinberg Memorial Library inaugurated the prize in 2011 to recognize excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge of the methods of research and the information gathering process, and use of library resources, tools, and services. In 2017, the prize was named for Professor Emerita Bonnie W. Oldham, who founded the prize at the University in 2011.
Honorable Mention awards in the Undergraduate Upper-level category included Catherine McManus, a junior Biology major with a minor in Political Science, as well as group partners Luis Melgar, a senior Exercise Science major with minors in Spanish and Theology, and Julianne Burrill, a junior Exercise Science major.
Emily Dineen is the winner of the 2018 Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize in the Graduate category.
Emily is a graduate occupational therapy student from Bethel, Connecticut, who submitted to the competition her project “Historical Analysis,” completed in the course OT 501: Leadership in Occupational Therapy, taught by Dr. Marlene Joy Morgan. For this project Emily researched sensory integration intervention in pediatric occupational therapy, and of her research process she said, “I was able to literally see the progression of the sensory integration approach and of the profession itself,” calling it a “historical immersive experience.”
New in 2018, the Library has created a third category to recognize research excellence and learning in the first year. Nicole Cavanaugh is the winner of the 2018 Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize in the Undergraduate Foundational category, which is awarded to the winning project completed in a 100-level course.
Nicole is a first-year Accounting major from Dallas, Pennsylvania, who submitted to the competition her paper “There’s No Gain in the Globalization Game,” completed in Prof. Dawn D’Aries Zera’s WRTG 107: Composition course. To complete her research, Nicole took advantage of the Library’s Research Services, made available to students at the Research Services desk on the second floor of the Library. It was there that she learned of the vast amount of information available through the Library. As she puts it in her description of research, “A few clicks from the university homepage and I was connected to thousands of media sources, books, magazines, articles, journals, and more.”
Honorable Mention awards in the Undergraduate Foundational category included group partners James P. McKane Jr., a first-year History major, and Alana Siock, a first-year French major, as well as Sydney Vanvourellis, a first-year Physiology major.
Prize winners were honored at a reception on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.
MARCH ~ Congratulations to Walter Wujcikof West Chester, who won the following prizes:
Entertainment:Actors Circle: 2 tickets for 2017-2018 season of shows; Ritz Company Playhouse: 12 tickets for 2018 season of Ritz Company Players productions.
Culinary Delights:Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); Domino’s: 1 gift certificate for 1 large pizza with 1 topping; Downtown Victoria’s Gourmet Cuisine ($25 gift certificate).
Wellness:Clear Image Optical: one free eye exam & one $50 off regular or sunglasses gift certificate; Greater Scranton YMCA: 3-month family membership; Medicus Express Care: 351 piece first aid kit; Mission Yoga: 5 class pass card; The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid-Valley: one wellness/preventative health exam and one dental hygiene exam and teeth cleaning.
And More!:Spring Wreath (courtesy of Jerry’s For All Seasons); $50 Amazon gift card (courtesy of Charlene Reese); bottle of wine and Perilogics cell phone holder (courtesy of Charles Kratz).
APRIL ~ Congratulations to Faye Bishopof Scranton, who won the following prizes:
Entertainment:The Dietrich Theater: 1 movie gift bag; Electric City Trolley Station & Museum: 4 admissions to the trolley excursion & museum; Montage Mountain Resorts: 4 waterpark admission tickets.
Culinary Delights:Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); Gold Crown Pizza ($25 gift certificate); Krispy Kreme Gift Bucket (dozen donuts gift certificate, mugs, treats, etc.); The New Café at Greystone Gardens ($20 gift card); POSH@The Scranton Club ($25 gift card); TGI Fridays ($25 gift card) courtesy of Metz Culinary Management.
Tres Chic:Nada & Co. Scranton ($50 gift certificate); handmade crocheted bag (courtesy of Patti Davis).
Wellness:Spunk Fitness: one 3-month membership, 1-free bring a friend week card, one $10 Synergy cash for use at Salon or Spa; Total Hair Solutions: $50 gift certificate towards manicure & pedicure.
And More!:Lackawanna Heritage Valley basket of gifts: DVD, trail guide, cap, mug and more; 3-bottle pack of White Birch Vineyard wine (courtesy of William Varady); GoPro Hero3+ Silver 10mp camera with rechargeable batteries & dual battery charger.
Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have EIGHT more chances to win!
The Weinberg Memorial Library has teamed up with University Advancement to raise funds for the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize Endowment Fund this 5.06 weekend for the University’s Day of Giving.
The Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize is designed to attract outstanding research projects from courses taught in departments across The University of Scranton campus. It recognizes excellence in research projects that show evidence of significant knowledge in the methods of research and the information gathering process, and use of library resources, tools, and services.
Named for Professor Emerita Bonnie Oldham, who founded the prize at the University in 2011, this Endowment Fund was started by Bonnie at her untimely passing four months after her retirement in 2017. Our goal is to raise funds for this Endowment Fund to ensure that the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize will be awarded in perpetuity. Your donation will help us do this.
Annually, three prizes of $500.00 each are awarded to the winning individual student and/or group projects in the following categories: Undergraduate Foundational (100-level courses), Undergraduate Upper-level (200- to 400-level courses), and Graduate.
Help us ensure the future of the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize by directly supporting student learning at the University with your gift to this Endowment Fund!
Date/Time: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00-8:00 pm Location: Weinberg Memorial Library, Room WML 306
Are you a Writing 106 or 107 student who is working on your final paper?
Research & Instruction Librarians Kelly Banyas and Neil Grimes will be hosting a drop-in workshop for Writing 106 and 107 students on Monday, May 7th, from 6:00-8:00 pm.
This workshop will give you more time with librarians during which you can focus on their project needs and have developed conversations with librarians regarding their topics and the research process.
As a result of attending this drop-in workshop, you will be able to properly cite sources, be more comfortable in interactions with librarians, and become aware of the many research services available to students at the Weinberg Memorial Library.
You can bring your own computer or use one of ours. Drop by any time between 6:00 and 8:00 pm to learn more about the library services available to students at the Weinberg Memorial Library!
The University of Scranton will host the fifth annual Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series on Thursday, April 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center.
At the event, George Cristian Maior, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the United States, and Dr. Remus Stefureac will join Dr. Nathan for the panel discussion, “The Rise of Romania: History. Culture. Economy.” The talk will be followed by a performance of traditional Romanian music and dance by the professional dance group “Folcor” and a reception.
The event is free of charge and open to the public, and made possible through the generosity of Dr. Nathan, a former professor in Scranton’s Kania School of Management who is now a tenured professor of management at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.
A recipient of the Fulbright Travel Scholar Grant to Romania, and the Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards to Thailand, Poland, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia, Dr. Nathan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Association. He serves as editor of the Journal of Global Awareness, and was past president of the Global Awareness Society International. In addition, he is the author of recently published books on Kazakhstan and India.
Ambassador Maior has been in his current position since 2015, and prior to that he held a number of prominent positions within the Romanian government.
Between 1992 and 1997, he was a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2000 and 2004, he was state secretary and head of the Department for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Defense Policy within the Ministry of National Defense. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating the strategic and military dimension of Romania’s NATO accession process. In November 2004, he won a senate seat in the Romanian Parliament.
In October 2006, Ambassador Maior was appointed director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI). During the eight years he led the SRI, it went through an extensive reform process, allowing it to strengthen bilateral and multilateral partnerships with the most important intelligence services throughout the democratic world.
A university professor and Ph.D. coordinator at the Department of International Relations and European Integration within the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Ambassador Maior has been a keynote speaker at many prestigious universities, organizations and think tanks, including Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, George Washington University, American University, Atlantic Council, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Center for European Policy Analysis. In 2017, the CIA awarded him with the Earl Warren Medallion for his leadership during his tenure as director of the SRI.
Dr. Remus Ioan Stefureac is a political scientist, obtaining his degree in Political Science at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest.In 2003, he graduated from the same university as Master of “Governance and Institutional Development”.In 2013, he obtained the title of Doctor of Military Sciences and Information at the National Academy of Information “Mihai Viteazul”.Between 2008-2011, he was adviser to SRI Director George Cristian Maior.During the last 15 years he has published numerous articles of political analysis in the Romanian press, as well as specialized studies in the country and abroad.Currently he coordinates the activity of INSCOP Research, a specialized structure of sociological research and political analysis
The Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series invites international scholars from emerging democracies and countries in political and economic transition to visit the University to address issues that will enlighten and benefit students, faculty and the community at large. While visiting the campus, scholars deliver presentations on topics of interest to the academic community and meet informally with attendees, students and faculty.