Leaves of Class XVIII ~ July Winner & August Drawing

We pull our August winner tomorrow – Will it be you?

Congratulations to Donna Rupp of Scranton, our July winner, who won a Coleman Roadtrip portable propane grill courtesy of Fidelity Bank, gift cards from Wegmans, Abe’s Deli, Mansour’s Market, Gold Crown Pizza, Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar, The University of Scranton Bookstore, and TGI Fridays. In addition, Donna won a basket of cheer compliments of Ann Moskovitz, a beach gift basket from The Commonwealth Medical College, a movie gift bag from The Dietrich Theater, 2 theatre subscriptions from The University of Scranton Players, and two tickets to the Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival!

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

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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

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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Leaves of Class Raffle Winner ~ April, 2016

As we prepare tLandingPageButton_LOCo draw May’s winner on Tuesday, May 31st, we would like to congratulate April’s Leaves of Class Raffle Winner ~ Sarah Jane McHale of Scranton.

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!

5.06 ~ The University of Scranton’s Day of Giving

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Don’t judge a book by its cover.

More than just books, the Weinberg Memorial Library is a central hub for collaboration, technology, art, research, and even coffee breaks. Scranton students have 24-hour access to this campus hotspot, as well as 24-hour online access to thousands of special collections and digital resources.

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Thanks to Friends like you, the Weinberg Memorial Library is able to grow the number of resources available on campus and online each year. Today, on The University of Scranton’s Day of Giving, consider making your 5.06 gift to the Library.

Buy a Book on 5.06!
Did you know it costs $75 to add one book to the campus collection? With a gift of $75 or more today, a nameplate will be added to a book in your honor.

MAKE MY 5.06 GIFT

Friends of the Weinberg Library – February Leaves of Class Drawing

LandingPageButton_LOCDidn’t win the January Leaves of Class drawing? Don’t worry, there’s still eleven chances to win in 2016! We will pull February’s winner on Monday, February 29th!
 
Look at February’s fabulous prizes: Tasty Freeze Ice Cream gift certificates, two bunny bowls – courtesy of William Varady, $250 cash – courtesy of Dolores Groncki, a 5-class card from Jaya Yoga Studio, a basket of natural lotions (and more) for face and body from Alchemy Home Company, gift certificates from Sanderson Place Salon & Spa Scranton, Carl von Luger Steak & Seafood, The Olive Garden and Nada & Co., two general admission tickets to a Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performance with Mark Laubauch, two tickets to the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Distinguished Author event honoring Stephen Karam and two tickets to an Actors Circle performance of The Big Meal.
 
For more information or to purchase tickets: www.scranton.edu/leaves

Thursday, April 9: WWII Exhibit Reception and Presentations by Dr. Sean Brennan and Dr. Frank Homer

Cornerstone of Victory

Millions of young Americans served in the armed forces from 1941 to 1945, including many students and alumni of The University of Scranton.  To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the formal conclusion of World War II, the Heritage Room is featuring an exhibit, Cornerstone of Victory, as a tribute to all of the men and women, particularly our veteran alumni, who went into harm’s way to serve their nation.  The exhibit is based on materials from the Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections and the University Archives. Although the McHugh Special Collections does not specifically collect material on World War II, a number of collections have relevant material that highlight the impact that this tragic event had on the University, our nation, and the world.

Two presentations and an exhibit reception will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 6pm in the Library’s fifth floor Heritage Room. This event is free and open to the public, but registrations are encouraged.

For more information, and/or to register, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

“From Harvard to Nuremberg: Father Fabian Flynn and His Service with the 26th Infantry Regiment 1943-1946″ by Dr. Sean Brennan.

Fr. Fabian Flynn was an American priest from the Passionist order who spent the years of 1943 to 1962 in Europe and who served as a military chaplain during World War II.

Dr. Sean Brennan is an Associate Professor of History at The University of Scranton. He specializes in the History of 20th Century Europe, especially in the 1940s and 1950s.

The Impact of World War II on The University of Scranton by Dr. Francis X. J. Homer

The University of Scranton underwent a transition from Christian brothers to Jesuit stewardship in 1942. Besides the change from the Christian brothers to the Jesuits, the University was significantly affected by the war, as were all other institutions of higher learning as young men went to war instead of University.

Dr. Frank Homer is a Professor of History Emeritus and serves as The University of Scranton Historian.

A memorial to alumni and students who were Gold Star Veterans of World War II, which is permanently on display in the foyer of Madonna della Strada Chapel. There is also a second plaque commemorating those who died in Vietnam
A memorial to alumni and students who were Gold Star Veterans of World War II. The plaque is permanently on display in the foyer of Madonna della Strada Chapel. A second plaque hangs next to it commemorating those who died in Vietnam.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

Click here for more information about the exhibit, which is on display in the Heritage Room until Sunday, April 26, 2015 during normal library hours.

For additional information, please contact Michael Knies, Special Collections Faculty Librarian, (570) 941-6341 or michael.knies@scranton.edu

70th Anniversary of the Conclusion of WWII: Exhibit Reception and Talks

Cornerstone of Victory Exhibit

Millions of young Americans served in the armed forces from 1941 to 1945, including many students and alumni of The University of Scranton.  To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the formal conclusion of World War II, the Heritage Room is featuring an exhibit, Cornerstone of Victory, as a tribute to all of the men and women, particularly our veteran alumni, who went into harm’s way to serve their nation.  The exhibit is based on materials from the Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections and the University Archives. Although the McHugh Special Collections does not specifically collect material on World War II, a number of collections have relevant material that highlight the impact that this tragic event had on the University, our nation, and the world.

Two history talks and an exhibit reception will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 6pm in the Library’s fifth floor Heritage Room. This event is free and open to the public.

“From Harvard to Nuremberg: Father Fabian Flynn and His Service with the 26th Infantry Regiment 1943-1946″ by Dr. Sean Brennan.

Fr. Fabian Flynn was an American priest from the Passionist order who spent the years of 1943 to 1962 in Europe and who served as a military chaplain during World War II.

Dr. Sean Brennan is an Associate Professor of History at The University of Scranton. He specializes in the History of 20th Century Europe, especially in the 1940s and 1950s.

The Impact of World War II on The University of Scranton by Dr. Francis X. J. Homer

The University of Scranton underwent a transition from Christian brothers to Jesuit stewardship in 1942. Besides the change from the Christian brothers to the Jesuits, the University was significantly affected by the war, as were all other institutions of higher learning as young men went to war instead of University.

Dr. Frank Homer is a Professor of History Emeritus and serves as The University of Scranton Historian.

A memorial to alumni and students who were Gold Star Veterans of World War II, which is permanently on display in the foyer of Madonna della Strada Chapel. There is also a second plaque commemorating those who died in Vietnam
A memorial to alumni and students who were Gold Star Veterans of World War II. The plaque is permanently on display in the foyer of Madonna della Strada Chapel. A second plaque hangs next to it commemorating those who died in Vietnam.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

Click here for more information about the exhibit, which is on display in the Heritage Room until Sunday, April 26, 2015 during normal library hours.

For additional information, please contact Michael Knies, Special Collections Faculty Librarian, (570) 941-6341 or michael.knies@scranton.edu

20 Years of Friendship

On Saturday night, the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library presented the 13th Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award to TransAtlantic author and National Book Award winner Colum McCann. It was an extraordinary evening, with record-breaking attendance (250!), a deeply moving address by McCann, and a steady stream of Irish humor from our master of ceremonies, Msgr. Joseph Quinn.

But McCann’s visit was not the only cause for celebration: this year’s event also marked the 20th anniversary of the Friends of the Library. In his remarks, Dean Charles Kratz thanked the many Friends who have supported us throughout the years, recognizing especially the attendees of the very first Friends meeting in June 1994 (pictured above in selections from our digital collections). This year’s award honorarium was donated in memory of Judith L. Weinberger, who had served on the Friends Board, and a special appetizer of grilled cheese and tomato soup was served in her honor.

In addition to the Distinguished Author Award, the Friends support the Weinberg Memorial Library throughout each academic year by organizing fundraisers (like our Book and Plant Sale and the annual Leaves of Class raffle), contributing resources to the Library collections, and sponsoring programs of interest to the community.

During the past twenty years, the Friends have made an enormous impact on the Weinberg Memorial Library and the students and scholars we serve. We are truly honored by your support, and we cannot thank you enough.

 

Student Volunteers Requested for the 2014 Book Sale

The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held during the weekend of April 26th.  As always, proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library endowment fund in support of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s collections and services.

The Library is seeking student volunteers to work at the Book Sale. We will need help setting up, pricing, organizing, and selling the books.  We’ll guide you through the various tasks.  Shifts are flexible, and we have availability for mornings, afternoons, and evenings.  You can volunteer for a couple of hours or for multiple days.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Barb Evans, Barbara.Evans@scranton.edu (570) 941-4078, or stop by the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Library. Student clubs should follow the Student Government guidelines for community service.