Leaves of Class XX – December Winner!

DECEMBER ~ Congratulations to Linda & Harold Newberry of Scott Twp., who won the following prizes:

Mindfulness: iPad (courtesy of The University of Scranton, Division of Information Technology); $100 Amazon gift card (courtesy of Sherman Wooden); Comics on the Green ($20 gift card); The University of Scranton Bookstore: $150 gift card.

Wellness: Handmade, fleece throw (courtesy of Annette Kalwaytis); University of Scranton fleece blanket & Weinberg Memorial Library bag and more (courtesy of The Weinberg Memorial Library); Broadway cast recording CD of “Dear Evan Hansen” (courtesy of Charles Kratz).

And More!: 6 bottles of Nimble Hill wine (courtesy of The Weinberg Memorial Library); Longaberger Christmas basket (courtesy of Charlene Reese).

Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because we’ll be drawing our first winner for Leaves of Class XXI on Thursday, January 31st. Get your entries in now and you’ll have TWELVE chances to win in 2019!

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!

Leaves of Class Raffle Brochures Make Great Stocking Stuffers + Oct. & Nov. Winners!

Need a last minute holiday gift? Leaves of Class brochures make great stocking stuffers!

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!

Leaves of Class XX – October & November Winners!

OCTOBER ~ Congratulations to Gino Mori of Waverly Twp., who won the following prizes:

Entertainment: $25 Regal Cinemas gift card & 4 boxes of candy (courtesy of Gretchen Welby).

Culinary Delights: Abbiocco ($25 gift certificate); Arcaro & Genell Restaurant & Catering Services ($25 gift certificate); Backyard Ale House (Beer Basket); Carl von Luger Steak & Seafood ($50 gift card); Cooper’s Seafood House ($25 gift certificate); La Trattoria ($30 gift card); Metz Culinary Management: Ruth’s Chris Steak House – $25 gift card; POSH@The Scranton Club ($25 gift card); Ragnacci ‘s Family Restaurant ($25 gift certificate); The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park ($50 gift card); Sibio’s Restaurant ($75 gift card); State Street Grill ($50 gift card); Thai Rak Thai Restaurant ($50 gift card); four $10 Starbucks gift cards (courtesy of William Varady).

Mindfulness: Carroll & Carroll Booksellers: Lisa Scottoline novel Damaged; Library Express: “Weird Pennsylvania” themed book basket; $50 Amazon gift card and 2 books – Hopkins Poems and Prose and Images of America – Skaneateles (courtesy of Charles Kratz).

Wellness: Alchemy Home Company: basket of oil, incense & moisturizing butter; Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards: bee tea kit with coasters; RD Blow Dry Bar: $25 gift certificate; The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine: basket with fleece pullover, tea, travel cup and snacks; Pet Basket of Gifts – fleece blanket and $100 in gift cards from local stores.

And More!: American Candle: 2 large jar candles (peach & sugar cookie); a bottle of wine with holder (courtesy of Charles Kratz).


NOVEMBER ~ Congratulations to Mary Ellen Winslow of S. Abington Twp., who won the following prizes:

Culinary Delights: $75 AV gift certificate (courtesy of Denise Gilroy); Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar ($30 gift card); Osaka ($25 gift card); Riccardo’s ($25 gift card): Sambuca Italian Grille & Bar ($30 gift certificate); Thai Thani ($40 gift certificate).

Tres Chic: Boscov’s ($50 gift card); Woods & Company ($25 gift card); Something Old & Something New Marketplace: vintage Christmas hostess basket; $50 JC Penney gift card (courtesy of William Varady); Nann Blaine Hilyard: one-of-a-kind, handmade quilt.

And More!: $250 cash (courtesy of Kratz Auto Supply); Mountain View Vineyard wine basket – wine, 2 glasses & opener; 6 bottles of Nimble Hill wine (courtesy of The Weinberg Memorial Library); Harbor Lights lighthouse sculpture (courtesy of Charles Kratz); $40 Amazon gift card (courtesy of Jeanne Bovard).

Enter our 2019 Leaves of Class XXI Raffle for 12 CHANCES TO WIN!

Explore the Catholic Faith with FORMED On Demand

With the season of Advent upon us it’s a good time to take a look at the new streaming media subscription to FORMED On Demand. The Augustine Institute partnering with Ignatius Press launched FORMED as an online service designed to help users explore the Catholic faith.  FORMED provides access to Catholic movies, audio talks, e-books, and video-based studies from the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, Catholic Answers and more.

FORMED was designed with Catholic parishes in mind as a way for parishioners to learn and grow in their faith. Much of the content is available in English and Spanish. Students, faculty and staff will need to register on the platform to access the material.

FORMED on Demand may be accessed from the A-Z list of databases and from the Theology/Religious Studies and Streaming Media databases by subject.

Application Deadline for Library Research Prize is Monday, December 10, 2018

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 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 Summer or Fall 2018 is Monday, December 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm. There will be another deadline for Spring 2019 research projects. Winners will be announced at the end of the Spring 2019 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