This Week @ Marywood

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Music, Theater, and Dance Events

Marywood Tutti Ensemble Performance

Marywood’s music therapy and music education students have come together to create an enrichment program for high school students with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Please come out to enjoy this wonderful performance. Free admission
Apr 15 (Sun), 3:00PM SLC Main Theatre

Marywood University Wind Symphony Concert 4pm

The Marywood Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will present a varied program including works by Vincent Persichetti, Frank Ticheli, and Roger Cichy. The concert is free for the public.
Apr 15 (Sun), 4:00PM SLC Main Theatre

Gregory Freeman Trombonist Concert

Free admission
Apr 20 (Fri), 3:00PM SLC Room 104

An Evening with Guitar Concert

Free admission
Apr 21 (Sat), 7:30PM Marian Chapel

Marywood Orchestra Concert

The Marywood University Symphony Orchestra will perform a very special concert featuring faculty member, Sophie Till, in a performance of Tchaikovsky's brilliant Violin Concerto. This beloved work showcases extraordinary viruosity coupled with beautiful lyrical melodies for which the composer is known. Other works performed include Glinka's "Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla" and Dvorak's "Czech Suite." The concert is free and open to the public. Free admission
Apr 22 (Sun), 4:00PM SLC Main Theatre

Marywood Jazz Ambassadors Performance

The Jazz Ambassadors will be performing a concert of classic big band tunes. Enjoy the sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and more. Free admission
Apr 23 (Mon), 8:00PM SLC Main Theatre

Brass Student Recital

Marywood University Brass Students perform selected works Free admission
Apr 27 (Fri), 3:00PM Marian Chapel

Marywood Concert Choir & Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra

Free admission
Apr 29 (Sun), 2:00PM SLC Main Theatre

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Free admission
Apr 29 (Sun), 4:00PM SLC Room 104

Vocal Student Recital

Marywood Voice Students perform selected works Free admission
Apr 30 (Mon), 8:00PM Marian Chapel

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

Join VMFM 91.7 for the 3rd Annual Vinylthon: April 20-22

On Saturday, April 21, record stores across the country will open their doors to vinyl enthusiasts and celebrate the format during the 11th Annual Record Store Day. In conjunction with that, the College Radio Foundation is hosting its 3rd annual Vinylthon, and Marywood University’s VMFM 91.7 is a participating station.

Tune in to VMFM 91.7 beginning Friday, April 20, at 11 p.m. until Sunday, April 22, at 7a.m., and hear VMFM’s DJs spinning strictly vinyl. The festivities kick off Friday at 11 p.m. with the produced Vinylthon documentary. Then it’s live DJs in the studio with “two turntables and a microphone” for the next 31 hours! “Vintage Vinyl” host Mike Evans stays up all night Friday with an eclectic mix of classic rock and alternative. Then on Saturday, April 21, at 7 a.m., the student DJs at VM-FM take over for an all-day celebrationof Record Store Day. VM-FM alumni Cables and Mark the Shark keep the indie rock spinning late Saturday afternoon until 9 p.m., when it’s a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Dizzy Up the Girl” album, played in its entirety on vinyl (of course). On Saturday at 10 p.m., Mike Evans returns for another all-night session until Sunday at 7 a.m.

Listen to VMFM 91.7

Symphony Orchestra Concert: April 22

Sunday, April 22, 2018 Orchestra Concert, 4 PM 
 
The Marywood University Symphony Orchestra will perform a very special concert featuring faculty member, Sophie Till, in a performance of Tchaikovsky's brilliant Violin Concerto. This beloved work showcases extraordinary viruosity coupled with beautiful lyrical melodies for which the composer is known. Other works performed include Glinka's "Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla" and Dvorak's "Czech Suite." The concert is free and open to the public. 

Classic Big Band Concert

The Music, Theatre, and Dance Department will host a Jazz Band Concert on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 8 p.m., on the Main Stage of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Marywood Jazz Ambassadors along with special guests, the Tunkhannock Area High School Jazz Bands, will perform a concert titled, “The Classic Big Band,” which is reminiscent of the Big Bands from the 1940s and 50s.

For additional information, please contact David Jumper, assistant professor of jazz studies and technology at Marywood University, at djumper@marywood.edu, or call (570) 348-6268.

Library Spirit Week Events

Monday, April 23, 2-4 p.m.
We are books, bibliomaniacs at their finest
Have a favorite book you just want to tell the world? Become a book talker. Spend five minutes telling potential readers why your book speaks to you.
We need book talkers! Contact Annette Fisher to become a book talker. If you hear four book talkers, you get a free book!
Location:  Room 203, Learning Commons and the second floor of the LC


Tuesday, April 24, 7-9 p.m.
Second Annual "Redesigning the Classics"
See what our Graphics Arts students have refashioned from the covers of classic books, such as The Great Gatsby through the eyes of a Marywood artist. Gallery reception with light refreshments. 
Location: Room 203, Learning Commons


Wednesday, April 25, 1-2 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.
"Critically analyzing the news in the age of alternative facts and fake news"
Learn about fact-checking and retraction sites. Discerning reading, liberal arts, and civics in the era of politics and polarization: why what we read is as important as how we read it.
Location: Room 206, Learning Commons


Thursday, April 26, 7-9 p.m.
Third Annual Story Slam
The theme is Roots and we need your stories. Tell a true, 5 minute story and you may win the cash prize for best story of the night.
Location:  Fireplace Lounge, Nazareth Student Center
 
Interested in these Library Spirit Week events? See Annette Fisher, fisher@maryu.marywood.edu for the details. 

Young Alumni Mixer Event: April 26

Marywood University is among the sponsors of the upcoming Young Alumni Mixer that will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Glenmaura National Golf Club, 100 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic, Pa., 18507. Admission is complimentary and includes food and an open bar during the event. Attendees are asked to donate a non-perishable food item that will benefit a local food bank.

The University has partnered with other local higher education institutions to host the event, which is sponsored by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce; and CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education).  

Register for the Young Alumni Mixer

Senior Exhibition 2018

Exhibition Dates: April 7-29, 2018
Location: Mahady and Suraci Galleries, VAC

Senior Exhibition 2018 showcases undergraduate 29 art students and their potential paths in the arts. The group exhibition presents work in the concentrated studies of art education, art therapy, and studio arts concentrations in graphic design, illustration, photography, and sculpture. Participation in the group exhibition at Marywood University is a requirement of the Department of Visual Arts. Students will be receiving a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) or a bachelor of arts (BA) degree, depending on their area of study. 

Read More about Senior Exhibition 2018

Tickets Available for 5th Annual Community Leadership Celebration

Join us on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., as hundreds of business professionals, community leaders, and friends of Marywood will come together for the 5th annual Community Leadership Celebration. Our 2018 Lead On award honorees are Bill and Maryla Scranton. 

This will not be your usual testimonial dinner, but instead a unique and fun evening of great food, entertainment, and company. Who knows where the night will lead, as last year’s event featured spontaneous singing and dancing on the arena floor!

We are excited to honor 2018’s award recipients, Bill and Maryla Scranton, who exemplify a life of service and generosity to others. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit the President’s Innovation Fund, a comprehensive fund that supports Marywood’s growth and innovation as an academic community.

Sponsorship Opportunities: 
Sponsorships ranging from $500 to $50,000 are available 
Tickets are $500 per person 
GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade - ’08 -’18) tickets - $250.

Learn More about the Community Leadership Celebration and This Year's Honorees

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Profiles in Passion: Brigid Sabine '18

Would you work for shoes? Marywood graphic design student, Brigid Sabine ’18 did just that during an internship she secured while studying abroad in Italy. Brigid, who is from Auburn, N.Y., graduates from Marywood in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. In the Spring 2017 Semester, she took advantage of the study abroad program at Studio Arts College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy, deemed as “Marywood’s Italian Campus for outstanding art students” by the Department of Visual Arts.

While in Italy, Brigid stayed in an apartment near SACI. On a typical day, she would wake up and go to the city’s central market, where “they have the best of everything.” There, she would eat breakfast, and then attend classes at SACI. In her spare time, she would shop, go to cafes, or just go for a walk to explore the city. “There are tons of things to do,” she said. She described Florence as an “old world” small city, yet easy to acclimate and easy to experience by walking. “The Duomo was amazing,” she said about Florence’s famous landmark. Her favorite place was the Piazzali Michelangelo, where there was a scenic overlook and live music.

How did an internship that paid in shoes enter the picture? Brigid said, “I walked into it.” She and a friend had been exploring the side streets of Florence in an area known for fashion, and they happened upon a store named Viajiyu (“via” meaning “road” in Italian and “jiyu” meaning “freedom” in Japanese), which translates into “The Freedom Road.” It is a company created by women, for women. At Viajiyu, women of all ages and backgrounds can customize their own handcrafted, luxury flats. Once inside, they connected with the woman who owned it, Nicole Still, an American who has lived, worked, and started businesses all over the world.

After interviewing, Brigid was asked to work on the company’s website. She said the company is progressive and creative, utilizing talent of all kinds to bring its vision to fruition. “The company is interested in and can find work for students from many disciplines, not just art. They had business, accounting, math, and marketing majors working for them. Interns are given a deadline for a project, and then work on an honor system and track their hours as they complete it.” Viajiyu pays its interns by allowing them to earn shoes. Some might wonder if this is a fair exchange, but Brigid emphasized that these handcrafted Italian beauties can cost from $400-$800 a pair! She said, “It was absolutely worth it to work for these shoes!” The Florence-based company offered Brigid per diem work once she returned to the U.S., and she still remotely works on projects for their website. She exclaimed, “The shoes are worth it!”

Read more about Brigid...

Profiles in Passion: Brigid Sabine '18

Would you work for shoes? Marywood graphic design student, Brigid Sabine ’18 did just that during an internship she secured while studying abroad in Italy. Brigid, who is from Auburn, N.Y., graduates from Marywood in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. In the Spring 2017 Semester, she took advantage of the study abroad program at Studio Arts College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy, deemed as “Marywood’s Italian Campus for outstanding art students” by the Department of Visual Arts.

While in Italy, Brigid stayed in an apartment near SACI. On a typical day, she would wake up and go to the city’s central market, where “they have the best of everything.” There, she would eat breakfast, and then attend classes at SACI. In her spare time, she would shop, go to cafes, or just go for a walk to explore the city. “There are tons of things to do,” she said. She described Florence as an “old world” small city, yet easy to acclimate and easy to experience by walking. “The Duomo was amazing,” she said about Florence’s famous landmark. Her favorite place was the Piazzali Michelangelo, where there was a scenic overlook and live music.

How did an internship that paid in shoes enter the picture? Brigid said, “I walked into it.” She and a friend had been exploring the side streets of Florence in an area known for fashion, and they happened upon a store named Viajiyu (“via” meaning “road” in Italian and “jiyu” meaning “freedom” in Japanese), which translates into “The Freedom Road.” It is a company created by women, for women. At Viajiyu, women of all ages and backgrounds can customize their own handcrafted, luxury flats. Once inside, they connected with the woman who owned it, Nicole Still, an American who has lived, worked, and started businesses all over the world.

After interviewing, Brigid was asked to work on the company’s website. She said the company is progressive and creative, utilizing talent of all kinds to bring its vision to fruition. “The company is interested in and can find work for students from many disciplines, not just art. They had business, accounting, math, and marketing majors working for them. Interns are given a deadline for a project, and then work on an honor system and track their hours as they complete it.” Viajiyu pays its interns by allowing them to earn shoes. Some might wonder if this is a fair exchange, but Brigid emphasized that these handcrafted Italian beauties can cost from $400-$800 a pair! She said, “It was absolutely worth it to work for these shoes!” The Florence-based company offered Brigid per diem work once she returned to the U.S., and she still remotely works on projects for their website. She exclaimed, “The shoes are worth it!”

Read more about Brigid...

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Release the Light Sexual Assault Awareness Event: April 19

The Relationship and Empowerment (RAE) Task Force and the Counseling/Student Development Center (C/SDC) are hosting their annual Release the Light event on Thursday, April 19, 2-5 p.m. 

Release the Light is a sexual assault awareness program that will feature music by EJ the DJ, free food, speakers, and raffles. More than 20 clubs, organizations, athletic teams, and community organizations will be part of the event. At 4:30 p.m., there will be a "Let Your Feet Speak" March through campus.

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we are hoping that our 17th annual Release the Light program on April 19 (rain date Thursday, April 26) will bring out a large portion of our campus community to show solidarity in supporting this vital cause. 

Organizations that will be involved are the following:
Counseling/Student Development Center, Peers on Wellness, Relationship Awareness and Empowerment Task Force (RAE), Music Therapy, Alpha Sigma Psi Sorority, Psychological Services, CARITAS, Women's Resource Center, Campus Safety, the men's lacrosse team,  Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Dean of Students and Title IX Deputy Coordinator Ross Novak, Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, Psychology Club, Commuter Committee,  ALLY, SGA, Pre PA Club, Musata, University of Scranton's Cross Cultural Centers, and Public Relations Student Society of America and Advertising Federation.

Weekly Masses: Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Marian Chapel for the remainder of the semester. Student attendance at this Mass will help us with scheduling Masses for the fall semester.

Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday of the academic year at 7:30 p.m. in the Marian Chapel. 

Please join us!

2nd Annual Day of Caring: April 20

Please consider signing up to help beautify campus at the 2nd annual Day of Caring! Students, faculty, staff & alumni are encouraged to participate in one of five projects:

(1) Community Garden Clean Up 
(2) Mulching in front of Madonna Hall 
(3) Mulching in front of the Learning Commons
(4) Painting the Bus Stop 
(5) Trash pick-up around campus 

Project date: Friday, 4/20 starting at 2 p.m. (Rain date: Friday, 4/27)

Meeting location: Nazareth Courtyard 
First 150 volunteers will receive a "spring cleaning" package with a free Day of Caring t-shirt, gardening gloves, and a water bottle. 

Sign Up for the 2nd Annual Day of Caring

ABLE Act Press Conference and Resource Fair: April 20

Marywood University will host the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Anniversary event on Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Nazareth Student Center, in the Latour Room. At 11 a.m., Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University, will introduce Senator Robert Casey and Joseph M. Torsella, state treasurer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who will give a press conference on the Pennsylvania ABLE Act. The press conference and anniversary celebration with a resource fair are free and open to the public.

Modeled after college savings accounts, the ABLE Act Amends Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 to create tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. These tax-advantaged savings accounts can be used to cover qualified disability expenses such as, but not limited to: Education, and housing and transportation. ABLE accounts allow individuals, with qualifying disabilities, and their families to save for a wide range of disability-related expenses.

For additional information about the press conference with Senator Robert Casey and representatives of the Pennsylvania Treasury department, or the Anniversary Celebration and Resource Fair, please call Ann H. O’Neill, assistant director of conference and events services at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2595, or email ahoneill@marywood.edu.

Loan Forms Now Available for Summer Coursework

If you are planning to borrow a loan for summer 2018 coursework, the loan form is now available on the Financial Aid Office website.

To have your loan processed in time for summer billing, please submit the form no later than April 20, 2018. Timely processing of summer refunds cannot be guaranteed for forms submitted after this date. This form must be submitted for anyone planning to use a Federal Direct subsidized/unsubsidized, PLUS, Graduate PLUS, or private loan.

 If you have any questions, please stop by the Financial Aid Office in LAC, Room 85, or call us at 570-348-6225.​

Get the Summer Loan Form Online

Immigration and Social Justice Summer Course Offered in May Term

Marywood University’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will offer a summer course titled, “People, Borders, Walls: Immigration and Social Justice.” 

The course will be offered in the May term, which runs from May 21 – June 9, 2018, on Mondays and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Against the backdrop of current conversations regarding immigration, this course will explore the movement of people across borders.The course will examine perspectives which shape rhetoric regarding immigration, including asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants. Participants will be provided with a framework for addressing philosophical and theological issues related to the rights of passage, including an interdisciplinary examination of the legal, economic, and political aspects of movement across borders. The course will also include a service learning component in partnership with community organizations working with immigrant communities.

For additional information about the Immigration and Social Justice summer course, please contact Robert V. Doyle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Marywood University, at rdoyle@marywood.edu, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2973.

This course is a qualified summer course*. Current Marywood undergraduate students can register for qualified summer courses* and save 10% on additional or lesser credit qualified courses.

*Some exclusions apply. You will not be eligible for special summer tuition rates if you receive a scholarship or other financial aid from Marywood. To be eligible for a discount, courses must be chosen from qualified list. Discount applies to additional or lesser credit courses. Regular add/drop rates apply. Discounts applied five (5) business days in advance of bill due date. 

Get more information on RST250: People, Borders, Walls: Immigration and Social Justice

Hurry & Register for Summer Classes!

Get Ahead This Summer

  • Take a course you couldn't fit in this year
  • Repeat a class
  • Earn more credits toward your degree
  • Raise your GPA
  • Study abroad
SESSION DATES:
MAY TERM - MAY 21 THROUGH JUNE 9
SUMMER I  - JUNE 11 THROUGH JULY 14
SUMMER II - JULY 16 THROUGH AUGUST 18

Enroll in Marywood's Summer Sessions and make the most of your summer! Registration for summer courses continues throughout the spring! Hurry and register to get the classes you want. Current Marywood undergraduate students can register for qualified summer courses and save 10% on additional or lesser credit qualified courses.* More information and course offerings may be found online at: www.marywood.edu/summer/ or check course offerings through your MarywoodYou Portal account. Information regarding use of the Student Portal and use of Student Academic Planning can be found at www.marywood.edu/helpdesk/.

* Some exclusions apply. You will not be eligible for special summer tuition rates if you receive a scholarship or other financial aid from Marywood. To be eligible for a discount, courses must be chosen from qualified list. Discount applies to additional or lesser credit courses. Regular add/drop rates apply. Discounts applied five (5) business days in advance of bill due date. 

Click for a registration form; students should use a separate form for each Summer Session

Commencement Information

INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE):

Commencement 2018: Commencement will be held the weekend of May 18 and 19, 2018. Information pertaining to all aspects of commencement can now be found on the Marywood University website at www.marywood.edu/commencement/index.html. Please note that all activities are free and open to your family and friends and do not require tickets for admittance. You are, however, required to register yourself and guests for each of the activities you plan to attend.

Grad Finale: All graduating students are encouraged to participate in the university’s annual Grad Finale on April 18 and 19, 2018, in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Students who attend will be able to receive their cap and gown and verify all graduating materials are complete and accurate during the event within 5-10 minutes. Additionally, students can check their final account balance, order personalized announcements, sit for professional portraits, and more.(PLEASE NOTE: All graduating students will receive 10 free general graduation announcements. General graduation announcements will be available for pick up by ALL graduate-level students and for undergraduate students who turn in their completed Senior Survey during the event.)

A free sitting for professional portraits by Grad Images will take place during Grad Finale on April 18 and 19. Any student interested in this opportunity should attend Grad Finale prepared to sit for the pictures. Students may choose to wear a cap and gown in the portrait. No appointment is necessary.

Senior Survey: Undergraduate students are required to complete a university Senior Survey. Surveys are available, starting April 3, 2018, inside the Academic Affairs Office, LAC 200. Surveys should be returned during the university’s annual Grad Finale, April 18 and April 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  If the survey is not completed before the Grad Finale, students can return it to the Cashiers Office, beginning on April 23, to obtain their commencement announcements.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMENCEMENT EVENTS: We are seeking 20 freshman, sophomore, or junior students to act as Commencement Weekend volunteers.These volunteers will assist with all commencement activities, including:

May 17: Undergraduate Hooding Practice
May 18: Hooding Ceremonies and Liturgy
May 19: Commencement

A $100 PacerPoint stipend will be given to student volunteers for the Fall 2018 semester. Interested students can email John Coval at coval@marywood.edu to express their interest.

Visit the Commencement Website

CREDIT CARD SERVICE FEE INCREASE

TouchNet PayPath has announced that due to the growing number of premium rewards cards being used by consumers and a variety of new dues, assessments, and special fees charged by the card brands, the service fee for credit card payments will be increased from 2.75% to 2.85%,beginning May 1, 2018, for student account payments.

Please note:  This fee is not associated with nor is it passed on to Marywood University.

Release the Light Sexual Assault Awareness Event: April 19

The Relationship and Empowerment (RAE) Task Force and the Counseling/Student Development Center (C/SDC) are hosting their annual Release the Light event on Thursday, April 19, 2-5 p.m. 

Release the Light is a sexual assault awareness program that will feature music by EJ the DJ, free food, speakers, and raffles. More than 20 clubs, organizations, athletic teams, and community organizations will be part of the event. At 4:30 p.m., there will be a "Let Your Feet Speak" March through campus.

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we are hoping that our 17th annual Release the Light program on April 19 (rain date Thursday, April 26) will bring out a large portion of our campus community to show solidarity in supporting this vital cause. 

Organizations that will be involved are the following:
Counseling/Student Development Center, Peers on Wellness, Relationship Awareness and Empowerment Task Force (RAE), Music Therapy, Alpha Sigma Psi Sorority, Psychological Services, CARITAS, Women's Resource Center, Campus Safety, the men's lacrosse team,  Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Dean of Students and Title IX Deputy Coordinator Ross Novak, Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, Psychology Club, Commuter Committee,  ALLY, SGA, Pre PA Club, Musata, University of Scranton's Cross Cultural Centers, and Public Relations Student Society of America and Advertising Federation.

Weekly Masses: Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.

Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Marian Chapel for the remainder of the semester. Student attendance at this Mass will help us with scheduling Masses for the fall semester.

Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday of the academic year at 7:30 p.m. in the Marian Chapel. 

Please join us!

2nd Annual Day of Caring: April 20

Please consider signing up to help beautify campus at the 2nd annual Day of Caring! Students, faculty, staff & alumni are encouraged to participate in one of five projects:

(1) Community Garden Clean Up 
(2) Mulching in front of Madonna Hall 
(3) Mulching in front of the Learning Commons
(4) Painting the Bus Stop 
(5) Trash pick-up around campus 

Project date: Friday, 4/20 starting at 2 p.m. (Rain date: Friday, 4/27)

Meeting location: Nazareth Courtyard 
First 150 volunteers will receive a "spring cleaning" package with a free Day of Caring t-shirt, gardening gloves, and a water bottle. 

Sign Up for the 2nd Annual Day of Caring

ABLE Act Press Conference and Resource Fair: April 20

Marywood University will host the Pennsylvania Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Anniversary event on Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Nazareth Student Center, in the Latour Room. At 11 a.m., Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D., president of Marywood University, will introduce Senator Robert Casey and Joseph M. Torsella, state treasurer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who will give a press conference on the Pennsylvania ABLE Act. The press conference and anniversary celebration with a resource fair are free and open to the public.

Modeled after college savings accounts, the ABLE Act Amends Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 to create tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. These tax-advantaged savings accounts can be used to cover qualified disability expenses such as, but not limited to: Education, and housing and transportation. ABLE accounts allow individuals, with qualifying disabilities, and their families to save for a wide range of disability-related expenses.

For additional information about the press conference with Senator Robert Casey and representatives of the Pennsylvania Treasury department, or the Anniversary Celebration and Resource Fair, please call Ann H. O’Neill, assistant director of conference and events services at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2595, or email ahoneill@marywood.edu.

Loan Forms Now Available for Summer Coursework

If you are planning to borrow a loan for summer 2018 coursework, the loan form is now available on the Financial Aid Office website.

To have your loan processed in time for summer billing, please submit the form no later than April 20, 2018. Timely processing of summer refunds cannot be guaranteed for forms submitted after this date. This form must be submitted for anyone planning to use a Federal Direct subsidized/unsubsidized, PLUS, Graduate PLUS, or private loan.

 If you have any questions, please stop by the Financial Aid Office in LAC, Room 85, or call us at 570-348-6225.​

Get the Summer Loan Form Online

Immigration and Social Justice Summer Course Offered in May Term

Marywood University’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will offer a summer course titled, “People, Borders, Walls: Immigration and Social Justice.” 

The course will be offered in the May term, which runs from May 21 – June 9, 2018, on Mondays and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Against the backdrop of current conversations regarding immigration, this course will explore the movement of people across borders.The course will examine perspectives which shape rhetoric regarding immigration, including asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants. Participants will be provided with a framework for addressing philosophical and theological issues related to the rights of passage, including an interdisciplinary examination of the legal, economic, and political aspects of movement across borders. The course will also include a service learning component in partnership with community organizations working with immigrant communities.

For additional information about the Immigration and Social Justice summer course, please contact Robert V. Doyle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Marywood University, at rdoyle@marywood.edu, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2973.

This course is a qualified summer course*. Current Marywood undergraduate students can register for qualified summer courses* and save 10% on additional or lesser credit qualified courses.

*Some exclusions apply. You will not be eligible for special summer tuition rates if you receive a scholarship or other financial aid from Marywood. To be eligible for a discount, courses must be chosen from qualified list. Discount applies to additional or lesser credit courses. Regular add/drop rates apply. Discounts applied five (5) business days in advance of bill due date. 

Get more information on RST250: People, Borders, Walls: Immigration and Social Justice

Hurry & Register for Summer Classes!

Get Ahead This Summer

  • Take a course you couldn't fit in this year
  • Repeat a class
  • Earn more credits toward your degree
  • Raise your GPA
  • Study abroad
SESSION DATES:
MAY TERM - MAY 21 THROUGH JUNE 9
SUMMER I  - JUNE 11 THROUGH JULY 14
SUMMER II - JULY 16 THROUGH AUGUST 18

Enroll in Marywood's Summer Sessions and make the most of your summer! Registration for summer courses continues throughout the spring! Hurry and register to get the classes you want. Current Marywood undergraduate students can register for qualified summer courses and save 10% on additional or lesser credit qualified courses.* More information and course offerings may be found online at: www.marywood.edu/summer/ or check course offerings through your MarywoodYou Portal account. Information regarding use of the Student Portal and use of Student Academic Planning can be found at www.marywood.edu/helpdesk/.

* Some exclusions apply. You will not be eligible for special summer tuition rates if you receive a scholarship or other financial aid from Marywood. To be eligible for a discount, courses must be chosen from qualified list. Discount applies to additional or lesser credit courses. Regular add/drop rates apply. Discounts applied five (5) business days in advance of bill due date. 

Click for a registration form; students should use a separate form for each Summer Session

Commencement Information

INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE):

Commencement 2018: Commencement will be held the weekend of May 18 and 19, 2018. Information pertaining to all aspects of commencement can now be found on the Marywood University website at www.marywood.edu/commencement/index.html. Please note that all activities are free and open to your family and friends and do not require tickets for admittance. You are, however, required to register yourself and guests for each of the activities you plan to attend.

Grad Finale: All graduating students are encouraged to participate in the university’s annual Grad Finale on April 18 and 19, 2018, in the Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Students who attend will be able to receive their cap and gown and verify all graduating materials are complete and accurate during the event within 5-10 minutes. Additionally, students can check their final account balance, order personalized announcements, sit for professional portraits, and more.(PLEASE NOTE: All graduating students will receive 10 free general graduation announcements. General graduation announcements will be available for pick up by ALL graduate-level students and for undergraduate students who turn in their completed Senior Survey during the event.)

A free sitting for professional portraits by Grad Images will take place during Grad Finale on April 18 and 19. Any student interested in this opportunity should attend Grad Finale prepared to sit for the pictures. Students may choose to wear a cap and gown in the portrait. No appointment is necessary.

Senior Survey: Undergraduate students are required to complete a university Senior Survey. Surveys are available, starting April 3, 2018, inside the Academic Affairs Office, LAC 200. Surveys should be returned during the university’s annual Grad Finale, April 18 and April 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  If the survey is not completed before the Grad Finale, students can return it to the Cashiers Office, beginning on April 23, to obtain their commencement announcements.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMENCEMENT EVENTS: We are seeking 20 freshman, sophomore, or junior students to act as Commencement Weekend volunteers.These volunteers will assist with all commencement activities, including:

May 17: Undergraduate Hooding Practice
May 18: Hooding Ceremonies and Liturgy
May 19: Commencement

A $100 PacerPoint stipend will be given to student volunteers for the Fall 2018 semester. Interested students can email John Coval at coval@marywood.edu to express their interest.

Visit the Commencement Website

CREDIT CARD SERVICE FEE INCREASE

TouchNet PayPath has announced that due to the growing number of premium rewards cards being used by consumers and a variety of new dues, assessments, and special fees charged by the card brands, the service fee for credit card payments will be increased from 2.75% to 2.85%,beginning May 1, 2018, for student account payments.

Please note:  This fee is not associated with nor is it passed on to Marywood University.

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In the Media - April 7 - April 13, 2018

April 7, 2018

Running has been worth the weight for Marywood University alum
Renae Moken, Marywood (Pa.) (SCAC Player of the Year)

April 8, 2018

Marywood University Communication Arts Students weigh-in on Local Media Sale
Journalism Programs Concerned over Sinclair's News Promo
Marywood University faculty among facilitators at Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition’s (NECPA-IPEC) Collaborative Care Summit
Marywood University Earns #1 Ranking
Marywood University Alumna Promoted at United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

April 9, 2018

Marywood University’s associate cross country/track and field coach, was more excited for how several of his runners did
Marywood wins slugfest in Monday action
Marywood University professor Sister Angela Kim is Fulbright award winner
Marywood University plans human trafficking awareness events

April 10, 2018

Submissions being accepted for 63rd annual Fine Arts Fiesta
Palmyra grad Litman enjoying 'special' season for Marywood lacrosse
Marywood University students place in Scranton half marathon

April 11, 2018

Marywood University Track and Field
Marywood University has Profound Influence in Artist Works

April 12, 2018

Donation and adoption drive to benefit the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter organized by Marywood University students
Marywood University Alumna featured in Up Close and Personal

April 13, 2018

Concert Listings - April 13 - April 19
Jazz Band Concert at Marywood University

Students get jump on their chosen field - The Scranton Times-Tribune - Page A3

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In the Media - April 7 - April 13, 2018

April 7, 2018

Running has been worth the weight for Marywood University alum
Renae Moken, Marywood (Pa.) (SCAC Player of the Year)

April 8, 2018

Marywood University Communication Arts Students weigh-in on Local Media Sale
Journalism Programs Concerned over Sinclair's News Promo
Marywood University faculty among facilitators at Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition’s (NECPA-IPEC) Collaborative Care Summit
Marywood University Earns #1 Ranking
Marywood University Alumna Promoted at United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

April 9, 2018

Marywood University’s associate cross country/track and field coach, was more excited for how several of his runners did
Marywood wins slugfest in Monday action
Marywood University professor Sister Angela Kim is Fulbright award winner
Marywood University plans human trafficking awareness events

April 10, 2018

Submissions being accepted for 63rd annual Fine Arts Fiesta
Palmyra grad Litman enjoying 'special' season for Marywood lacrosse
Marywood University students place in Scranton half marathon

April 11, 2018

Marywood University Track and Field
Marywood University has Profound Influence in Artist Works

April 12, 2018

Donation and adoption drive to benefit the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter organized by Marywood University students
Marywood University Alumna featured in Up Close and Personal

April 13, 2018

Concert Listings - April 13 - April 19
Jazz Band Concert at Marywood University

Students get jump on their chosen field - The Scranton Times-Tribune - Page A3

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