April 13

Let the festivities begin! This week kicks off a month’s worth of events celebrating Earth Day! The events, which are open to the Scranton community, revolve around the theme, “Climate Change, a Time for Change.” Interested in attending? Read on for more info!

Earth Month 

By: Jessica Perillo and Michele Schulmeister

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It’s Earth Month here at the University of Scranton!

The University is celebrating by hosting nearly a dozen events during the month centered on the theme, “Climate Change, a Time for Change.”

In order to raise ecological awareness and promote sustainability, the University is hosting a variety of events from the Spring Sustainability Symposium to the Environmental Art Show to the Environmental Bike Tour.

To kick off Earth Week, the University will host its Spring Sustainability Symposium tonight, April 13, where the panel will discuss “Climate Change, A Time for Change.”  From April 15 to 22, faculty, staff, students and members from the community are encouraged to submit artwork that is inspired by “caring for the environment” to the Earth Week Art Show,  On Saturday, April 16, the U will host the annual “Street Sweep,” in which student volunteers clean the areas around campus.

The Earth Day Fair will take place on Tuesday, April 19 on the DeNaples Center Patio.  At the fair, students will display their research and projects to the campus community, and local businesses will be present to talk about their sustainable products and services

All Royals and members of the surrounding community are encouraged to participate in the Earth Month events to make our world a better place. For additional information about the events, click here. Stay tuned to see more coverage and a video of how our students are celebrating Earth Month!


Royals Give Back 

By: Michele Schulmeister and Jessica Perillo  

day of service

This past weekend, alumni, current students and parents joined in on the Annual Day of Service.

More than 200 Royals volunteered at 12 different service sites in nine regions. From serving breakfast at St. Francis House in Boston, Massachusetts to painting and cleaning at The Drueding Center in Philadelphia, past and current Royals lent a helping hand.

Locally, University alumni, parents and students volunteered at the St. Joseph’s Center. Volunteers had the opportunity to hang out with residents. Residents and volunteers played games and participated in activities, including parachute and singing and dancing. There were smiles all around.

“I think each day Scranton alumni, parents and students prove how amazing they are as individuals, but on April 9, the Day of Service, these individuals have the opportunity to prove how amazing they are when they come together and give back to their communities,” Marge Gleason, Coordinator of Alumni Engagement said.

Make sure to look at our Flickr album from the day, here!


USPB Glow Party 

By: Jessica Perillo 

glow party

Black lights and glow sticks lit the Byron Center up in order to transform it into the ultimate black light dance party. USPB Novelty and Variety, responsible for large and small-scale campus activities that bring students together, hosted the event.

The first 100 people even received a free glow in the dark t-shirt.

Check out a list of more events hosted by USPB here.




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