Poem in Your Pocket Day 2021

You may know that April is National Poetry Month, but did you know that 2021 is the twenty-fifth anniversary of this annual celebration?

Today, Thursday April 29, is “Poem in Your Pocket” Day. The Academy of American Poets encourages poetry lovers to share a poem virtually this year. Select a poem and share it on social media using the hashtag #PocketPoem.

I am choosing to share here the poem “Allow” by Danna Faulds

Allow

There is no controlling life.
Try corralling a lightning bolt
containing a tornado.  Dam a
stream and it will create a new
channel.  Resist, and the tide
will sweep you off your feet.
Allow, and grace will carry
you to higher ground.  The only
safety lies in letting it all in –
the wild and the weak; fear
fantasies, failures and success.
When loss rips off the doors of
the heart, or sadness veils your
vision with despair, practice
becomes simply bearing the truth.
In the choice to let go of your
known way of being, the whole
world is revealed to your new eyes.

Please consider sharing a poem you love or that inspires you with a friend today, either directly or via social media.

One Week Left! – Application Deadline for Library Research Prize is Monday, May 3, 2021

The Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize

There is one week left to apply for the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize! Project submissions for Intersession and Spring 2021 are due Monday, May 3, 2021 by 4:00 pm.

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.

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.

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

Winners will be announced in May, and although there will be no in-person reception and awards ceremony for the 2020-2021 Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize due to the impact of COVID-19 on campus operations, we look forward to honoring our winners in other ways.

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

Environmental Art Show – Virtual Exhibit is Online Now!

The Environmental Art Show Virtual Exhibit is Online Now!

You can view the exhibit at: https://digitalprojects.scranton.edu/s/environmental-art-exhibit/

Environmental Art Show Virtual Exhibit announcement - Exhibit Online NowThe 2021 Earth Week theme is Caring for our Common Home.

Submissions for our first virtual exhibit showcases artwork from faculty and staff that document sustainability efforts and take us on photographic journeys to natural environments and habitats from Pennsylvania to around the globe. The exhibit also takes a look back at some previous in-person Environmental Art Show Exhibits.

Environmental Art 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.

 

 

Apply Now for the Bonnie W. Oldham Library Research Prize

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.

Three prizes of $500.00 each will be awarded to the winning individual student 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 2021 is Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

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

Graduating Seniors: Vote for Teacher of the Year

The Graduating Senior Class is invited to vote for the 2021 Teacher of the Year award. Beginning on Monday, April 26, 2021, please vote for the full-time faculty member who you believe best exhibits the following:

  • 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.

How to Vote: The electronic ballot can be accessed here: www.scranton.edu/toy

When to Vote: 9:00am on Monday, April 26 through 4:00pm on Friday, April 30, 2021

The award will be presented during Class Night on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Remember a Faculty Member Whose Teaching Has Inspired You!

(Posted on behalf of our CTLE colleagues)

Environmental Art Show — Call For Art — 2021 – Deadline for submissions extended

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, April 12th, 2021.

Digital artwork can be submitted at the following link:

https://form.jotform.com/wml_admin/2021-environmental-art-show

The Weinberg Memorial Library is seeking submissions for our first virtual exhibit of environmental art. The virtual exhibit will debut during Earth Week on April 19th, 2021.

Environmental Art 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.

Caring for our Common Home is the University of Scranton Earth Week theme for 2021. We encourage artists to consider developing artwork around this year’s theme.This virtual exhibit relies on submissions by University of Scranton students, staff, and faculty, so please consider contributing!

If you would like to submit but have questions or need assistance with your submission, please contact Marleen Cloutier at marleen.cloutier@scranton.edu.