“Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection” – Now on Display!

In honor of the Ignatian Year, the Heritage Room is hosting an exhibit titled “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection” during Spring semester. The exhibit will primarily feature books written by Jesuits from the founding of the order in 1540 through its suppression in 1773. The exhibit will be divided into categories reflecting the breadth of Jesuit intellectual and pastoral activities. There will be sections on Ignatius Loyola, the Jesuits as a corporate body, science and technology, humanities, missionary work, the Counter-Reformation, and the suppression of the order among others.

On March 22, we are tentatively planning an exhibit reception with a lecture by Rev. Antoni Ucerler, S.J., Director of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College.  Father Ucerler will speak on the Jesuit’s use of printing technology to further missionary activities in Japan.  The lecture will be co-sponsored by the Friends of Weinberg Library, the Jesuit Center, the Slatterly Center for the Ignatian Humanities and the Schemel Forum.

The exhibit will run through April 24, 2022. For further information contact Special Collections Librarian, Michael Knies at Michael.Knies@Scranton.edu

In Memory of Brian E. McHugh ’59 (January 1, 1937 – August 9, 2021)

It is with immense sadness that we announce the loss of Brian E. McHugh ’59, dear friend to the Weinberg Memorial Library, The University of Scranton, and the wider community.   

Born in Kingston and a graduate of Kingston High School, Brian would serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged, Brian studied at the University of Havana, Cuba and earned a B.S. in Psychology from The University of Scranton in 1959.   

With an entrepreneurial career spanning instruction, banking, and construction, Brian was most recently a field consultant for business development. He was also a member of the Advisory Board of The Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library and active in both the Luzerne County and Kingston Historical Societies. His generous estate gift to the library, in memory of his mother, resulted in the naming of the Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections.  

He will be greatly missed.

Leaves of Class XX – June Winners!

June ~ Congratulations (again) to Joe & Mary Barrett of Dunmore, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment: Anthracite Heritage Museum: 4 museum tickets & 2 books on the anthracite coal industry; Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library: 2 tickets to the Distinguished Author Award dinner; Kalahari Resorts and Conventions: $100 gift card; Ritz Company Playhouse: 6 tickets for 2018 season of Ritz Company Players productions; Wildflower Music Festival: 6 flex tics; Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival: 2 tickets to the 2018 festival.

Culinary Delights: Nana’s Pasta House: $25 gift certificate; Tasty Freeze Ice Cream: $25 gift certificate for individual treats; Zummo’s Café: $25 gift card.

Tres Chic: N.B. Levy’s Jewelers: $50 gift certificate.

WellnessAlexander’s Spa & Salon: $100 gift card; Spunk Fitness: one 3-month membership, 1-free bring a friend week card, one $10 Synergy cash for use at Salon or Spa.

And More!: Basket of Cheer ($250 value; courtesy of Ann Moskovitz); Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards: large peach jar candle; $10 Starbucks gift card and bottle of wine (courtesy of Charles Kratz);

If these names look familiar, it’s because they are! In the 20-year history of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Leaves of Class raffle program — a total of 234 monthly drawings through the middle of this year — no winner’s name has ever been drawn in consecutive months. Until now.

Joe and Mary Barrett of Dunmore are the lucky couple whose winning ticket was randomly selected in May of this year — and again in June!









Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have SIX 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!

Leaves of Class XIX – January Winner!

Congratulations to Catherine A. Bolton from Lake Ariel who won event and performance tickets courtesy of The Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, The Ballet Theatre of Scranton, the Actors Circle, Community Concerts at Lackawanna College and The University of Scranton Players. Catherine also won four club seats to a Penguins home game courtesy of PNC Bank, gift cards/certificates from Alexander’s Spa & Salon and Aramark, a calendar and two large jar candles from American Candle, a 1 year family membership from the Everhart Museum, and a diamond bracelet courtesy of Midori Yamanouchi, Ph.D.

There are still ELEVEN chances to win! Our next drawing for Leaves of Class XIX is February 28, 2017.

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!