Seniors: Vote for Teacher of the Year

Vote For: Teacher of the Year

ATTENTION: GRADUATING SENIORS

2018 University of Scranton Teacher of the Year Award

Each year the Graduating Senior Class selects its “Teacher of the Year.” Beginning Monday, April 16th, please vote for the full-time faculty member who you believe best exhibits the following characteristics:

  • Maintains the highest standards of academic excellence and fairness.
  • Inspires interest in the discipline through personal enthusiasm and dedication.
  • Is consistently effective in communication.
  • Is available outside of the classroom.

The award will be presented during Class Night on Friday, May 25th, 2018.

HOW TO VOTE: To cast your electronic ballot, access www.scranton.edu/toy

WHEN TO VOTE: Monday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. – Friday, April 20, 5:00 p.m.

Remember a Faculty Member Whose Teaching Has Inspired You!

(Posted on behalf of our CTLE colleagues)

Libraries Lead: Celebrating National Library Week

Libraries lead us on unplanned journeys. When we visit the library, who knows where it can take us: A career change? A new passion? A graduate degree?

This week the Weinberg Memorial Library celebrates National Library Week (April 8-14) with the theme “Libraries Lead.” The following quotes demonstrate the importance the library holds on an individual.

I used to go to the library all the time when I was kid. As a teenager, I got a book on how to write jokes at the library, and that, in turn, launched my comedy career. – Drew Carey, comedian

I would walk into the Carnegie Library and I would see the pictures of Booker T. and pictures of Frederick Douglass and I would read. I would go into the Savannah Public Libraries in the stacks and see all of the newspapers from all over the country. Did I dream that I would be on the Supreme Court? No. But I dreamt that there was a world out there that was worth pursuing. -Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

When I was a kid and the other kids were home watching “Leave it to Beaver,” my father and step-mother were marching me off to the library. -Oprah Winfrey, actress & entrepreneur

We ask you to pause for a moment and think about how a visit to the library led you in a new direction. Reply to this post, or stop in at the display on the first floor and share a way the library has transformed your life.

Happy National Library Week!

Spotlight On Student Worker: Tim Zinna

Tim Zinna, a Theology/Religious Studies major from Tappan, New York, has worked in Digital Services for all four of his undergraduate years.  He has always been enthusiastic and efficient, and credits the job with helping him to learn new skills while giving him an additional sense of belonging and purpose during his time at the University of Scranton.

In addition to his studies and Digital Services work, Tim has also served on campus as Founder and President of the Bible Club and is a percussionist in the Concert Band.  Other hobbies include reading, creative writing, playing the piano and composing music.  His favorite book is the Bible and favorite movie is The Great Escape.  After graduation, he plans to enter a field where he can serve God and bring glory to His name.  To that end, he is also currently in the process of learning Classical Hebrew so that he will be able to read and study the Old Testament in its original language.

We thank Tim for sharing his time and talents with the Weinberg Library, and wish him all the best with his future endeavors!

Apply Now for the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize!

Are you working on a research project this semester? Did you use the library’s resources, services, collections, or spaces in order to complete your research? Then the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize is for you!

The Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize 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.

New this year:  Three prizes of $500.00 each will be awarded to the winning individual student and/or group in the following categories: Undergraduate Foundational (100-level courses), Undergraduate Upper-level (200- to 400-level courses), and Graduate. If won by a group, the award will be split equally among the group members. All you need to do is write a 500- to 700-word essay describing your research process and how you used the library in completing the project. Click here for some tips on how to craft the best 500- to 700-word essay you can about your research. 

The application deadline for projects completed during Intersession or Spring 2018 is Monday, April 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Winners will be announced at the end of the Spring 2018 semester.

A statement of faculty support from the instructor who assigned the research project is also required for each submission.

For additional information on how to apply, what to include in a completed application, and to access the application, visit the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize page:  www.scranton.edu/libraryresearchprize

Exhibit Reception Tomorrow Night!

Tomorrow night, March 27, at 6 p.m. the Library will host a reception for the exhibit “Distinguished for Their Talents,” Theatrical Portraits by Scranton Master Penman P. W. Costello, 1905-1930, in the 5th floor Heritage Room. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, this event is free and open to the public. P. W. Costello’s great-grandson, Thomas W. Costello, will discuss Costello’s career, and University of Scranton professor Michael Friedman, Ph.D., will speak on Shakespearean performance at the turn of the 20th century.

Last week, WVIA’s ArtScene with Erika Funke featured an interview with Thomas W. Costello and Special Collections Librarian Michael Knies about the exhibition.  A recording of their discussion can be found on WVIA’s website: wvia.org/radio/local/artscene/

The exhibit will be on display through April 23 during normal library hours. For more information, please email archives@scranton.edu or call 570-941-6341.

Spotlight on Student Worker Maria Revueltas

Maria Revueltas, from Brooklyn, NY, is a senior Business Administration major with a minor in English. Maria has worked in the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections since the spring semester of her freshman year in 2015. Over the past three years, Maria has helped preserve thousands of photographic negatives from the Terry and Paula Connors Collection that document the history of The University of Scranton and the larger Scranton community. While working with these archival photos, Maria loved learning something new about the University’s history every day.

Born in Colombia, Maria moved to the United States when she was nine years old. Maria is an active member of the campus community and serves on the stage crew in the Liva Arts Company. This student-run drama club produces two musicals annually, and they are currently working on a production of “Legally Blonde” the musical. Maria’s involvement with the Liva Arts Company came out of her love of Broadway. Some of her favorite shows include “Hamilton,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “Wicked.” Maria also has a great interest in the film industry, and would love to apply her business education to a position at a film production company in the future.

Thank you, Maria! Best wishes with all of your future endeavors!

2nd Call For Art! – Environmental Art Show 2018!

The library is seeking submissions for the 8th Annual Environmental Art Show. The art show will be held from April 17 to April 24.

The Environmental Art Show promotes the natural beauty of our environment and the ideal practice of sustainable living through artworks of all types, including painting, photography, repurposed goods, sculpture, and more. The art show relies on submissions by University of Scranton student, staff, and faculty, so please consider contributing!

The deadline for submissions is set for Friday, April 13. All works of art can be dropped off at either the Circulation or Research Services desks of the library. All artwork is returned after the art show ends.

Leaves of Class XX – February Winner!

FEBRUARY ~ Congratulations to Mary Palmira Marek of Scranton, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment:  Actors Circle:  2 tickets for 2017-2018 season of shows; Broadway Theatre League of NEPA:  2 tickets to the opening night of Kinky Boots (Mar. 16);  Scranton Cultural Center:  1 voucher for up to 4 complimentary tickets to a membership season of shows presented and produced exclusively by the Scranton Cultural Center; Ritz Company Playhouse:  6 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; Cuppa Cake Café ($20 gift card); Lynn Sandy’s Bakery ($25 gift certificate).

Tres Chic: Pen set (courtesy of Charles Kratz); handknitted cashmere shawl (courtesy of Bonnie Strohl).

Wellness: LAVISH special beauty basket; Golf Gift Bag with 4 boxes of golf balls and Bushnell GPS Rangefinder watch (courtesy of Glenmaura National Golf Club); Lakeland Golf Club ($50 gift certificate for golf & carts); Pro Fitness Club:  gift basket with 3-month (New Adult) membership including 2 personal training sessions and more.

And More!:  Wine gift pail (courtesy of Franklin Hill Vineyards).

Didn’t win this month? That’s ok, because you still have TEN more chances to win!

To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!