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Music, Theater, and Dance Events

Marywood University's Music, Theatre, and Dance department announces summer concerts and performances at the Calabro Delfino Amphitheatre, at the Learning Commons, on the University’s campus.

Vocalist Chris DiMattio, along with Bill Weber, retired music faculty member at the University, will salute Sinatra on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. Mr. DiMattio and Mr. Weber return to the stage with a jazz band to recreate their signature performance of A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. The concert is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place on the Main Stage of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. [DUE TO ANTICIPATED RAIN, THIS EVENT IS BEING MOVED TO THE MAIN STAGE OF THE SETTE LAVERGHETTA CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS.]

A solo guitar performance will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 6 p.m. Mike Mizwinski, “MiZ,” is a soulful, Rock-Americana artist from Northeast Pennsylvania, who is a well-rounded master of both acoustic and electric guitar. The performance is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will take place in the Fireplace Lounge, in the Nazareth Student Center.

Visit Music, Theatre, and Dance, or call (570) 348-6268 for additional information about the free summer concerts.

For the most updated information, check the MTD Performances and Events calendar

Top 5 Things to Do in Lackawanna County (August 16-22)

Find out more about the the Top 5 events in Lackawanna County from August 16-22 from the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau (www.visitnepa.org).

Download August 16-22 flyer from the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau

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Profiles in Passion: Yousf Almoumin '20

Yousf Almoumin ’20, a junior aviation management student, planned on following in his father’s footsteps from an early age. His father, AbdulBasit, oversees aircraft maintenance for Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines. At age ten, Yousf’s father took him to his workplace, where he saw and toured airplanes, and, at that moment, he knew that’s what he wanted to do.

While Yousf graduated from Pittston Area High School, he was raised in Saudi Arabia until he was a teenager. Born in Seattle, Washington, he and his family moved to Saudi Arabia when Yousf was just one month old. Yousf, his mom, two older brothers, and two younger sisters moved back to the United States when Yousf was 14 years old. Yousf jokes that his father has a very extended commute between Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

While a student at Pittston Area High School, Yousf was a member of the football team (4 years), participated in the Relay for Life (3 years), was a member of the Journalism Club, Yearbook Staff, and was president of the Young Lawyers Club, where mock trials were conducted during his senior year.

Heading into his junior year at Marywood University, Yousf is more involved in clubs, volunteerism, and with his academics than he ever thought possible as a high school student. A member of the ambassador team for the Admissions Office at Marywood, Yousf enjoys talking with prospective students and their families about his academics, programs, and student activities.

“I had an indescribable feeling of fitting in when I stepped onto Marywood University’s campus as a prospective student.” Remembering his own experience with an Admissions Ambassador during his tour as a prospective student, Yousf hopes to provide visitors with the information that they need to make their college decision easier.

Yousf is also the president of the Aviation Club and is a member of the Student Government Association as an international and multicultural representative. He is a member of Global Unity, and, in his free time, he helps with the Student Activities Group and the Commuter Committee.

Read more about Yousf...

Profiles in Passion: Yousf Almoumin '20

Yousf Almoumin ’20, a junior aviation management student, planned on following in his father’s footsteps from an early age. His father, AbdulBasit, oversees aircraft maintenance for Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines. At age ten, Yousf’s father took him to his workplace, where he saw and toured airplanes, and, at that moment, he knew that’s what he wanted to do.

While Yousf graduated from Pittston Area High School, he was raised in Saudi Arabia until he was a teenager. Born in Seattle, Washington, he and his family moved to Saudi Arabia when Yousf was just one month old. Yousf, his mom, two older brothers, and two younger sisters moved back to the United States when Yousf was 14 years old. Yousf jokes that his father has a very extended commute between Saudi Arabia and the U.S.

While a student at Pittston Area High School, Yousf was a member of the football team (4 years), participated in the Relay for Life (3 years), was a member of the Journalism Club, Yearbook Staff, and was president of the Young Lawyers Club, where mock trials were conducted during his senior year.

Heading into his junior year at Marywood University, Yousf is more involved in clubs, volunteerism, and with his academics than he ever thought possible as a high school student. A member of the ambassador team for the Admissions Office at Marywood, Yousf enjoys talking with prospective students and their families about his academics, programs, and student activities.

“I had an indescribable feeling of fitting in when I stepped onto Marywood University’s campus as a prospective student.” Remembering his own experience with an Admissions Ambassador during his tour as a prospective student, Yousf hopes to provide visitors with the information that they need to make their college decision easier.

Yousf is also the president of the Aviation Club and is a member of the Student Government Association as an international and multicultural representative. He is a member of Global Unity, and, in his free time, he helps with the Student Activities Group and the Commuter Committee.

Read more about Yousf...

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Faculty/Staff Invited to Participate in Welcome Week Activities

The Student Activities & Leadership Development Office is seeking faculty and staff volunteers for two Welcome Week activities: 
 
1) FACULTY BREAKOUTS: Sunday, August 26, from 2-3 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge (taking place during move-in weekend)
  • Meet with small groups of incoming freshmen and discuss strategies for success as a first year student (a guide will be provided to you ahead of time to help guide the conversation). Each year, freshmen students rate this breakout session as a very valuable and helpful conversation that helps to alleviate their academic concerns. 
2) FACULTY FEUD: Monday, August 27, at 9 p.m. in the Latour Room (game show taking place during Welcome Week)
  • Play the traditional game show "Family Feud" with a twist. Volunteer to play on a faculty/staff team and face off against student participants! 

Sign up by August 22 to participate!

Faculty/Staff Training Session: Invisible Disability Awareness (August 24)

Friday, August 24
1-2 p.m., Upper Main
 
Disability speaker Christina Irene rips the shroud around invisible disabilities wide open through education and story. She mixes her sharp humor with bold facts in revealing her own struggles and successes and sharing touching anecdotes about her friends with physical and mental health disabilities. Her interactive presentations are engrossing, eye-opening and fun experiences that inspire sensitivitycompanionship, and a huge jolt of hope for anyone impacted by a hidden disability. 
 
All faculty & staff members are invited to attend this workshop, which will be an excellent opportunity for professional development & to learn how to best support our students.

Call for Proposals (by August 24): 2nd Annual CONQUER Leadership Conference

Second Annual Marywood University CONQUER Leadership Conference
Sunday, November 4, at 11 a.m.
Featuring keynote speaker Bill Coon
 
Call for Proposals
Seeking faculty/staff presenters for 50-minute workshop sessions.
All topics welcome; students in attendance will be of various ages and experience levels from Marywood and other local institutions.
 
Examples of topics covered last year: Avoiding Burnout, Bouncing Back from Rejection, Tips for Landing Your Dream Job, Leadership in Study Abroad, & Servant Leadership. If you are interested in presenting but need help brainstorming, please do not hesitate to reach out and we will provide you with potential topics.
All presenters are invited to attend the keynote, lunch, & our student leader reception. If accepted, you will be notified of your presentation time by Friday, September 7.

Submit Your Proposal by Friday, August 24

Filled with Care Back-to-School Service Project (Now through September 4)

Marywood University’s Service Committee is holding its fall service project, “Filled with Care,” with a back-to-school focus. 
The committee is collecting donations of back- to-school supplies including: backpacks, lunch boxes/bags, notebooks, pencils/pens, and art
supplies. All supplies will be donated to the Isaac Tripp Elementary School in Scranton. Donations are being accepted through September 4, 2018. Drop-off locations include: Learning Commons, suite 310; Liberal Arts Center, near the Office of University Admissions; Campus Ministry, in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life; and Maria Hall.

Get more information on donating to the “Filled with Care” Back to School Service Project

Seeking Students to Be Peer Facilitators for PACT

Marywood’s first-year student program, Promoting Awareness of the College Transition (PACT) is actively seeking students to be peer facilitators. Are you interested in developing leadership skills?  Strengthening your resume?  Making a difference in the lives of your fellow students?  Having fun while helping to make campus safer? Then you likely will be interested in taking part in PACT training this fall semester. 

The PACT program was developed to assist students at Marywood with the transition between high school and college. This transition can be both exhilarating and overwhelming.  First-year students in particular will enjoy newfound freedom and responsibility. The PACT program seeks to increase awareness of some critical issues that may students in productively navigating their first semester at Marywood. Student facilitators will provide peer leadership by bringing small group discussion to resident first year students on the topics of consent, sexual violence, personal empowerment, and campus/community resources during the first few weeks of the new academic year. You can make an impact on the lives of individuals while making the whole community healthier and safer.

Training will be provided on August 26 and August 31 from 4 - 8 p,m, and will include dinner. PACT presentations will take place on September 4, 5, and 6 from 9 – 11 p,m, each night. It is expected that you are able to commit to at least two of those nights.

Apply today.

8th Annual Jamie Kotula Kick-off Classic at Marywood University (September 1-2)

Marywood University is one of the sponsors for and the location of the 8th Annual Jamie Kotula Kick-off Classic, a soccer tournament for high school players, on September 1 and 2 from 8 a.m to 9 p.m.

The Jamie Kotula Foundation was created to honor the life and memory of Jamie Kotula. His daily life demonstrated kindness, compassion, loyalty, intelligence, spirituality, and generosity. The Foundation’s mission is to support individuals and organizations who exemplify these characteristics and we do so through scholarships to deserving students and random acts of kindness to those in need.

For more information, go to the website for the Jamie Kotula Foundation

Alumni Travel Program Launches with a Trip to Ireland in 2019

The Marywood University Office of Alumni Engagement is launching the Alumni Travel Program with a trip to Ireland in 2019! Travel dates are June 26-July 5.

The trip is open to alumni, Marywood faculty and staff, family, and friends.

If interested, please email 
alumni@marywood.edu

Get additional information and learn about other trips offered by our partners, Dolores 'Dolly' Michalczyk '70 and her husband, Joe.

Stay Connected with Marywood University on Social Media

Are you connected with Marywood University on social media? If not, you should be!

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/marywoodu
Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/marywooduniversity/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marywoodu
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/MarywoodU 

Find out about Marywood departments, clubs, and organizations that are on social media

Faculty/Staff Invited to Participate in Welcome Week Activities

The Student Activities & Leadership Development Office is seeking faculty and staff volunteers for two Welcome Week activities: 
 
1) FACULTY BREAKOUTS: Sunday, August 26, from 2-3 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge (taking place during move-in weekend)
  • Meet with small groups of incoming freshmen and discuss strategies for success as a first year student (a guide will be provided to you ahead of time to help guide the conversation). Each year, freshmen students rate this breakout session as a very valuable and helpful conversation that helps to alleviate their academic concerns. 
2) FACULTY FEUD: Monday, August 27, at 9 p.m. in the Latour Room (game show taking place during Welcome Week)
  • Play the traditional game show "Family Feud" with a twist. Volunteer to play on a faculty/staff team and face off against student participants! 

Sign up by August 22 to participate!

Faculty/Staff Training Session: Invisible Disability Awareness (August 24)

Friday, August 24
1-2 p.m., Upper Main
 
Disability speaker Christina Irene rips the shroud around invisible disabilities wide open through education and story. She mixes her sharp humor with bold facts in revealing her own struggles and successes and sharing touching anecdotes about her friends with physical and mental health disabilities. Her interactive presentations are engrossing, eye-opening and fun experiences that inspire sensitivitycompanionship, and a huge jolt of hope for anyone impacted by a hidden disability. 
 
All faculty & staff members are invited to attend this workshop, which will be an excellent opportunity for professional development & to learn how to best support our students.

Call for Proposals (by August 24): 2nd Annual CONQUER Leadership Conference

Second Annual Marywood University CONQUER Leadership Conference
Sunday, November 4, at 11 a.m.
Featuring keynote speaker Bill Coon
 
Call for Proposals
Seeking faculty/staff presenters for 50-minute workshop sessions.
All topics welcome; students in attendance will be of various ages and experience levels from Marywood and other local institutions.
 
Examples of topics covered last year: Avoiding Burnout, Bouncing Back from Rejection, Tips for Landing Your Dream Job, Leadership in Study Abroad, & Servant Leadership. If you are interested in presenting but need help brainstorming, please do not hesitate to reach out and we will provide you with potential topics.
All presenters are invited to attend the keynote, lunch, & our student leader reception. If accepted, you will be notified of your presentation time by Friday, September 7.

Submit Your Proposal by Friday, August 24

Filled with Care Back-to-School Service Project (Now through September 4)

Marywood University’s Service Committee is holding its fall service project, “Filled with Care,” with a back-to-school focus. 
The committee is collecting donations of back- to-school supplies including: backpacks, lunch boxes/bags, notebooks, pencils/pens, and art
supplies. All supplies will be donated to the Isaac Tripp Elementary School in Scranton. Donations are being accepted through September 4, 2018. Drop-off locations include: Learning Commons, suite 310; Liberal Arts Center, near the Office of University Admissions; Campus Ministry, in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life; and Maria Hall.

Get more information on donating to the “Filled with Care” Back to School Service Project

Seeking Students to Be Peer Facilitators for PACT

Marywood’s first-year student program, Promoting Awareness of the College Transition (PACT) is actively seeking students to be peer facilitators. Are you interested in developing leadership skills?  Strengthening your resume?  Making a difference in the lives of your fellow students?  Having fun while helping to make campus safer? Then you likely will be interested in taking part in PACT training this fall semester. 

The PACT program was developed to assist students at Marywood with the transition between high school and college. This transition can be both exhilarating and overwhelming.  First-year students in particular will enjoy newfound freedom and responsibility. The PACT program seeks to increase awareness of some critical issues that may students in productively navigating their first semester at Marywood. Student facilitators will provide peer leadership by bringing small group discussion to resident first year students on the topics of consent, sexual violence, personal empowerment, and campus/community resources during the first few weeks of the new academic year. You can make an impact on the lives of individuals while making the whole community healthier and safer.

Training will be provided on August 26 and August 31 from 4 - 8 p,m, and will include dinner. PACT presentations will take place on September 4, 5, and 6 from 9 – 11 p,m, each night. It is expected that you are able to commit to at least two of those nights.

Apply today.

8th Annual Jamie Kotula Kick-off Classic at Marywood University (September 1-2)

Marywood University is one of the sponsors for and the location of the 8th Annual Jamie Kotula Kick-off Classic, a soccer tournament for high school players, on September 1 and 2 from 8 a.m to 9 p.m.

The Jamie Kotula Foundation was created to honor the life and memory of Jamie Kotula. His daily life demonstrated kindness, compassion, loyalty, intelligence, spirituality, and generosity. The Foundation’s mission is to support individuals and organizations who exemplify these characteristics and we do so through scholarships to deserving students and random acts of kindness to those in need.

For more information, go to the website for the Jamie Kotula Foundation

Alumni Travel Program Launches with a Trip to Ireland in 2019

The Marywood University Office of Alumni Engagement is launching the Alumni Travel Program with a trip to Ireland in 2019! Travel dates are June 26-July 5.

The trip is open to alumni, Marywood faculty and staff, family, and friends.

If interested, please email 
alumni@marywood.edu

Get additional information and learn about other trips offered by our partners, Dolores 'Dolly' Michalczyk '70 and her husband, Joe.

Stay Connected with Marywood University on Social Media

Are you connected with Marywood University on social media? If not, you should be!

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/marywoodu
Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/marywooduniversity/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marywoodu
Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/MarywoodU 

Find out about Marywood departments, clubs, and organizations that are on social media

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