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Art Gallery Events

2018 Foundation Exhibition
Join us on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. for the 2018 Foundation Year Exhibition/Nate Michel Sculpture in the Kresge Gallery, in the lobby of the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts.This exhibition features works in a variety of media by first-year Marywood art students from 2017-2018. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through November 1, 2018. For further information, contact suejenkins@marywood.edu.

Nate Michel: Internal Phases
Join us on Monday, October 22, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. for the opening reception of Internal Phases, a sculptural work by Nate Michel that explores the concepts of human emotion, spirituality, and character development through form, surface, scale, and space. The exhibition is in the Kresge Gallery,  in the lobby of the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, and runs through November 1, 2018. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

DISTINGUISHED VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Lecture by New York painter Matt Phillips, Wednesday, October 24, at 4 p.m.
This special event will take place in the Insalaco Studio Arts Center, Room 106, and will be followed by a reception in the Kresge Gallery. The lecture and reception are free and open to the publicMatt Phillips’s softly-colored abstract compositions draw inspiration from a range of sources, including maps, quilts, and architectural forms, and develop organically as he moves across the canvas. Using his self-created water-based paint, Phillips melds the boundaries between color and canvas, as the paint absorbs deeply into the canvas, uniting image, medium, and surface.


CONNECT: The College of Arts and Sciences Selects from The Maslow Collection is a celebration of the interconnectivity between all fields in higher learning and the recent reformation of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. A faculty representative from each of the 10 disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences curates a work from The Maslow Collection into the exhibition, then writes about the artwork’s relationship to their area of study. Unexpected and fascinating dialogues are generated, showing how critical, creative, and collaborative we all are in this environment. The exhibit will be on display through November 2, 2018. The Maslow Gallery is on the first floor of the Shields Center for Visual Arts.

Hetty Baiz: This Very Body, Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for Visual Arts, November 3 - December 1, 2018
Opening Reception: November 3, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: November 7, 3 p.m.
The exhibition features a series of figure paintings executed in mixed media on large wooden panels, and a group of portraits created from woven jute on canvas. The works are powerful presences, as ambiguous and ephemeral as they are haunting and visceral. The figural subjects of the paintings are absorbed into the deep materiality of Baiz's process, appearing to be both emerging from and dissolving into the rich surfaces. Through these paintings, Baiz is exploring the nature of the body, gender and spirit, asking questions about identity, mortality and time, and examining the transience of being in the world. The works convey a deep existential vulnerability that invites and rewards close examination.

Forward Toward Growth (MUSATA Art Exhibit, November 2, First Friday Event in Scranton)

Marywood University's Student Art Therapy Association is pleased to invite the Marywood community to Forward Toward Growth, an art exhibition celebrating personal growth and development.

The exhibition is taking place during First Friday events in Scranton, Friday, 
November 2, 5-8 p.m., on the basement floor of the Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA. Our inspiration derives from Abraham Maslow, a well known humanistic psychologist, who said, "One can choose to go backward toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again."  

Download the MUSATA Exhibit Flyer.

Upcoming MTD Performances

Music Event

Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble Concert

Free admission
Oct 28 (Sun), 3:00 PM  SLC Main Theatre
Music Event

MTD Voice Faculty Recital

Free admission
Nov 5 (Mon), 7:30 PM  Marian Chapel
Music Event

Marywood University Orchestra Concert

Free admission
Nov 9 (Fri), 7:30 PM  SLC Main Theatre
Music Event

Marywood Tutti Ensemble Performance

Free admission
Nov 11 (Sun), 3:00 PM  SLC Main Theatre
Music Event

Marywood Wind Symphony Performance

Free admission
Nov 11 (Sun), 4:00 PM  SLC Main Theatre

* All performances are free unless otherwise noted.

Music Audition Dates for New Students

The Music, Theatre, and Dance Department recently announced music audition dates for new students.

The next general audition date for new students: Saturday, November 17, 2018, voice and keyboard auditions

Get more information on general and special audition dates and guidelines for auditions...

Men's and Women's Basketball 4th Annual Tip Off Dinner (November 3)

Join us for the Marywood University Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams 4th Annual Tip-Off Dinner to support Pacers Hoops on November 3, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave, Scranton, PA 18503. Dinner tickets are $50/adult and $20 for children 12 -5 years old. Children 4 yrs. and under are free. Purchase deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018. In addition, there will be gift baskets and 50-50 raffles throughout the night. Both teams will start the day by competing in a double-header scrimmage event prior to the dinner. The Women's Team will play at 11 a.m., and the Men tip off at 2 p.m., in their first action of the 2018-2019 season. At the dinner, Marywood Alumnus Bob Ide ('88), award-winning Sports Director at Fox56 WOLF-TV and Host/Producer of The Great Outdoors, will be the keynote speaker.

Get Tickets to the Tip Off Dinner and Explore Sponsorship Opportunities!

Fall Open House for Graduate/Doctoral Students (November 3)

Are you interested in graduate/doctoral studies at Marywood, or do you know someone who is?

The Fall Graduate/Doctoral Open House is a perfect opportunity to visit campus, get an overview of Marywood and also features conversations with admissions counselors, meetings with faculty, and a financial aid/scholarship session.  

Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Nazareth Student Center

Register for Marywood's Graduate Open House today!

Your Time Is Now! Fall Open House (November 10)

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a Marywood student? A great way to get to know Marywood University is at our Fall Undergraduate Open House! Join us on campus on November 10 to talk with current students, take a campus tour, and meet with representatives of academic departments, admissions counselors, financial aid, and athletic coaches. Complimentary continental breakfast and buffet lunch for all guests.  The event is held from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.)

Register for Marywood's Fall Open House today!

Marywood's Office of Military and Veterans Services to Host Veterans Day Celebration (November 9)

On Friday, November 9, Marywood University's Office of Military and Veterans Services will hold a Veterans Day celebration, featuring several events, which are free and open to the public, including:

Flags for the Fallen (11 a.m.)
Warrior Strong Yoga (2 p.m.)
Candlelight Vigil (9 p.m.)

All events will be held at the Marywood Veterans Resource Center, 2236 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, Pa.

Top 5 Things to Do in Lackawanna County (October 18-24)

Find out more about the the Top 5 events in Lackawanna County from October 18-24 from the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau (www.visitnepa.org).

Download October 18-24 flyer from the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau

Library Events

Scranton Reads, One Book/One City, War of the Worlds
Dr. Christopher Brey is presenting "War of the worlds, when will the next pandemic occur?"
Monday, Oct. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in Room 206, Learning Commons
In the book, The War of the Worlds, the martians were destroyed by a virus/bacteria that was benign to humans, but highly pathogenic to the invaders.  All pathogens are not created equal. This discussion with Dr. Christopher Brey will focus on what characteristic make one pathogen more deadly than another.  Are we prepared for the next influenza (for example, bird flu) or next outbreak?

Christopher Smith is presenting "Survival Skills"
Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in Room 206 Learning Commons
In the book, The War of the Worlds, an extraterrestrial invasion is stopped, not by the military, but by an invasion of a different sort--disease. Throughout the story we see how the military responds to an outside threat, but we don't see how they would respond to an epidemic.  This discussion with Christopher Smith will hit on what a possible military response to a rampaging disease might look like as well as provide tips on what basic skills and supplies you might need in case of an extreme emergency situation.

Marywood Reads November Selection: Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara Taylor
Tuesday, November 12, from 6:30-8 p.m., Learning Commons, 2nd floor Archives Reading Room
Marywood Reads, our own homegrown book discussion group, will be reading Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, by local author, Barbara Taylor, as its November book selection. The story revolves around a Welsh coal mining family living in Scranton when coal was king in the region. There is the tragic angle of 4th of July sparklers gone wrong and the ramifications for the town. Local places and events are mentioned throughout the book.
You can order a book through our InterLibrary Loan system and receive the book within 4 or 5 days. Come for the discussion.

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Dr. McCarthy Attends Canonizations and Writes Related Article for Local, National Press

Dr. Christine McCarthy attended the canonizations of Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero in Rome on Sunday, October 14. She wrote an article for The Scranton Times-Tribune and The Citizen's Voice about the canonizations, and her article was also picked up by the Associated Press.

Dr. McCarthy holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology and ethics from Fordham University. She is an instructor in religious studies at Marywood University.

Read Dr. McCarthy's article on the Canonizations of Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero.

NATES and Science Faculty & Current/Former Nutrition Students Presenting Research at National Conference (Oct. 20-23)

NATES and Science faculty, along with former and current Nutrition students, are presenting research at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (FNCE)! Five research studies conducted by Marywood faculty and students are being presented at the national meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition) in Washington, DC, October 20-23. 
Abstracts (A-18, 49, 74, 81, 89) are available Online at: https://jandonline.org/issue/S2212-2672(18)X0002-1 (Sept 2018, vol 118, issue 9, suppl).
Nutrition, Athletic Training and Exercise Science (NATES) Faculty: Diane M. DellaValle, Jessica R. Bodzio, Shelby Yeager, Erin O'Hora, Alan Levine, Helen Battisti, Stephanie Minkoff; Science Faculty: Steve Reggie
Faculty Research: Jessica Bodzio, Emma Nemeth, Diane M. DellaValle.  Assessing food insecurity and family gardens in rural indigenous Guatemala.
Former Student Laura Niederer ('18) will be presenting her honors thesis research, which was also awarded an Outstanding Abstract Award by the Research Dietetic Practice Group: Laura Neiderer, Alan Levine, Diane M. DellaValle, Jessica Bodzio.  Identifying primary care providers to increase dietitian referrals. 
Current MS Students and Interns presenting thesis research:
Heather Reymunde, Erin O'Hora, Steven Reggie, Diane M. DellaValle. Relationship between weight and performance in elementary age wrestlers.  
Jessie Bitler, Helen Battisti, Shelby Yeager, Diane M. DellaValle.  Are lifestyle habits associated with BMI in undergraduate equestrian athletes?
Anetta Pool, Jessica Bodzio, Stephanie Minkoff, Diane M. DellaValle.  Quality improvement assessment of Marywood Dietetic Internships onsite and distance tracks: a retrospective cohort study.

Marywood-proposed "HR Professionals Week" Statewide Proclamation Adopted/Celebrated (October 22-26)

The Marywood Human Resources Department proposed a proclamation to have a statewide "Human Resources Professionals Week," which will take place annually in October. This year's designated dates are October 22 through October 26. The idea was presented to the Honorable PA State Representative Karen Boback, and it was passed with vote of 192 - 0 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on October 16, 2018. 
To celebrate the good news, the Marywood HR Department will host a few special activities including:
  • A "HR Open House" on Wednesday, October 24, from 11 a.m - 1 p.m, including cake, drinks, and a display from our Fidelity Bank representative, Dena Hughes.
  • Extended hours on Thursday, October 25.
  • An Ice Cream Truck sponsored by Fidelity Bank in front of the LAC Building on Thursday, October 25, from Noon - 2 p.m 
  • An open cash donation drive for the upcoming Adopt-A-Family project through Campus Ministry. 

HR Professionals’ Week Proclamation:
The Marywood University-HR inspired initiative, unprecedented HR Professionals’ Week: October 22–26, 2018!

A reawakening of the integral HR role on a daily basis for the benefit of human capital across the state. Simply put, HR is called when bad things happen, yet HR makes good things happen even when there’s no call.

Dr. McCarthy Attends Canonizations and Writes Related Article for Local, National Press

Dr. Christine McCarthy attended the canonizations of Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero in Rome on Sunday, October 14. She wrote an article for The Scranton Times-Tribune and The Citizen's Voice about the canonizations, and her article was also picked up by the Associated Press.

Dr. McCarthy holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology and ethics from Fordham University. She is an instructor in religious studies at Marywood University.

Read Dr. McCarthy's article on the Canonizations of Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero.

NATES and Science Faculty & Current/Former Nutrition Students Presenting Research at National Conference (Oct. 20-23)

NATES and Science faculty, along with former and current Nutrition students, are presenting research at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (FNCE)! Five research studies conducted by Marywood faculty and students are being presented at the national meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition) in Washington, DC, October 20-23. 
Abstracts (A-18, 49, 74, 81, 89) are available Online at: https://jandonline.org/issue/S2212-2672(18)X0002-1 (Sept 2018, vol 118, issue 9, suppl).
Nutrition, Athletic Training and Exercise Science (NATES) Faculty: Diane M. DellaValle, Jessica R. Bodzio, Shelby Yeager, Erin O'Hora, Alan Levine, Helen Battisti, Stephanie Minkoff; Science Faculty: Steve Reggie
Faculty Research: Jessica Bodzio, Emma Nemeth, Diane M. DellaValle.  Assessing food insecurity and family gardens in rural indigenous Guatemala.
Former Student Laura Niederer ('18) will be presenting her honors thesis research, which was also awarded an Outstanding Abstract Award by the Research Dietetic Practice Group: Laura Neiderer, Alan Levine, Diane M. DellaValle, Jessica Bodzio.  Identifying primary care providers to increase dietitian referrals. 
Current MS Students and Interns presenting thesis research:
Heather Reymunde, Erin O'Hora, Steven Reggie, Diane M. DellaValle. Relationship between weight and performance in elementary age wrestlers.  
Jessie Bitler, Helen Battisti, Shelby Yeager, Diane M. DellaValle.  Are lifestyle habits associated with BMI in undergraduate equestrian athletes?
Anetta Pool, Jessica Bodzio, Stephanie Minkoff, Diane M. DellaValle.  Quality improvement assessment of Marywood Dietetic Internships onsite and distance tracks: a retrospective cohort study.

Marywood-proposed "HR Professionals Week" Statewide Proclamation Adopted/Celebrated (October 22-26)

The Marywood Human Resources Department proposed a proclamation to have a statewide "Human Resources Professionals Week," which will take place annually in October. This year's designated dates are October 22 through October 26. The idea was presented to the Honorable PA State Representative Karen Boback, and it was passed with vote of 192 - 0 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on October 16, 2018. 
To celebrate the good news, the Marywood HR Department will host a few special activities including:
  • A "HR Open House" on Wednesday, October 24, from 11 a.m - 1 p.m, including cake, drinks, and a display from our Fidelity Bank representative, Dena Hughes.
  • Extended hours on Thursday, October 25.
  • An Ice Cream Truck sponsored by Fidelity Bank in front of the LAC Building on Thursday, October 25, from Noon - 2 p.m 
  • An open cash donation drive for the upcoming Adopt-A-Family project through Campus Ministry. 

HR Professionals’ Week Proclamation:
The Marywood University-HR inspired initiative, unprecedented HR Professionals’ Week: October 22–26, 2018!

A reawakening of the integral HR role on a daily basis for the benefit of human capital across the state. Simply put, HR is called when bad things happen, yet HR makes good things happen even when there’s no call.

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Athletic Training Club Fundraising Night at Chipotle (October 30)

The Athletic Training Club will be holding a Fundraising Night at Chipotle (Dickson City) on Tuesday, October 30, from 4-8 p.m. (The franchise is located at 1245 Commerce Blvd, Dickson City, PA, 18519.)

To participate, you need to show or mention the Athletic Training Club's fundraising flyer to the cashier prior to paying on the evening of the event. Purchases of gift cards are not included in the fundraiser. You must pay in the store; online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total.

Participate in any of the following three ways:

  • Show the cashier a digital flyer prior to paying (download to your electronic device via the link below).
  • Print the flyer (link below) and show the cashier this paper flyer prior to paying.
  • Flying flyer-free? Just mention the Marywood Athletic Training Club fundraiser to the cashier prior to paying.

Marywood Athletic Training Club Fundraising Night at Chipotle Flyer

October Student Activities Events

The Student Activities & Leadership Development Office is hosting the following events for students in October:

Tuesday 10/23
SGA Meeting
9 p.m., LC 331/337
All students are invited to attend!

Wednesday 10/24
FEAR Gameshow
9 p.m., Latour
Students compete in a combination of Jeopardy & Fear Factor - for cash prizes!

Saturday 10/27
Drive-in Movie
8 p.m., Lower Pit Parking Lot
A free movie night under the stars - featuring Halloweentown!

Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Service Project (Register by November 6)

Join Campus Ministry in providing local families with a holiday meal by purchasing the items to fill a basket or by making a monetary donation. 

Sign up to participate in this year's Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Service Project (register by November 6).

Professional Continuing Education: Creative Play Therapy Techniques for Individual and Small Group Counseling (October 26)

A Professional Continuing Education workshop,"Creative Play Therapy Techniques for Individual and Small Group Counseling," presented by Jacqueline George LCSW, RPT-S, CAAPT, will be held on Friday, October 26, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., in the Upper Main Dining Hall, Nazareth Student Center. Faculty, Staff, and Student Discounts available! 

The workshop will feature creative play therapy techniques for clinicians, mental health professionals, social workers, and educators. Many therapists are unsure of how to approach some topics in a playful manner. This workshop focuses on directive play therapy techniques that address a wide variety of life issues, thus equipping therapists to more fully meet their client’s needs. The presentation begins with a look at the importance of play and the role it plays in children’s lives, as well as how play is used therapeutically. Participants will also engage in play that illustrates how their own childhood coping strategies are carried forward throughout their lives. A variety of mental health diagnoses and life issues are addressed with directive play therapy techniques. To facilitate learning, workshop participants will engage in many of the play therapy activities presented throughout the day and over 30 directive techniques will be presented. (6 Continuing Education Contact/Credit Hours)
Check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/347052772536765/ 
PCE Contact: Carolyn M. Bonacci, email: contedu@marywood.edu or phone: 570-340-6061. 

Go to the event website...

Operation Unite: Coat Drive for Children and Teens (Donate by November 15)

OPERATION UNITE: Join us in helping the Scranton School District and the Scranton Fire Department with their Coat Drive for Children and Teens (K-12th grade only). Please bring new or gently-used coats to Campus Ministry or Student Activities by Thursday, November 15.

Nutrition Students Seeking Recipes for Campus Cookbook (Submit by November 30)

The students in the Nutrition Programs are creating a campus cookbook and would like every person (faculty, staff, students, alumni) who belongs to the Marywood University community to be involved! Once you submit a recipe via the Google Doc link (available below), you are welcome to send a picture of yourself and/or your dish if you choose, by sending the image(s) along with the recipe title and your name in an email to munutritioncookbook@gmail.com, so that the students can include it in the cookbook.

This cookbook will be available to purchase by the start of the fall 2019 semester. Funds will be used to support nutrition students in attending professional conferences.

Submit your recipe by November 30!

Education Club Meetings for the Fall Semester

Attention all Education Majors and Minors! You are invited to attend our Education Club meetings this semester on the following Wednesdays from 3-3:45 p.m. in McGowan 2002:

Oct. 31
Nov. 7
Dec. 5

Counseling/Student Development Groups

Check out the groups offered through the Counseling/Student Development Center! Stop by or email the C/SDC at csdc@marywood.edu with the name of the group you are interested in or feel free to stop by the office, McGowan 1017, 570-348-6245

You’ve Got This! Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Are you feeling overly stressed? Do you to tend to focus negatively on the past or future? Do you experience overwhelming emotions or thoughts? This four-week group provides a way to learn strategies for decreasing anxiety and distress in a concentrated way. Members often finish this group feeling less alone and with greater confidence about managing their lives, responsibilities, and relationships.

Academic Confidence Group, Wednesdays, 12 - 1 p.m.
The Academic Confidence group offers a safe space for students who struggle with anxiety and other psychological barriers with classes to come together and discuss various strategies to overcome them. You can expect to gain benefits such as learning to build more confidence, better time and stress management, improved study habits and learning about resources available This group is not a tutoring program.

Body Peace: The Art of Mindful Eating, Thursdays, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
This is a psychoeducational support group open to those who struggle with their relationship with food and are preoccupied with their shape or weight. Members will learn alternative ways to cope with difficult feelings without relying on food. Come learn new processes to gain greater peace with your body. Note that this group is not appropriate for individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder who are actively engaging in behaviors. Screening at C/SDC required to join group.

Mass Times

Sunday Mass:
Celebrated each Sunday, 7:30 p.m., in the Marian Chapel (located in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life). All are welcome to join us for this weekly Eucharistic Celebration. Please bring a friend and join us on Sunday evenings!

Additional nearby Sunday Masses:
St. Clare Church, North Washington Avenue, Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.
St. Paul's Parish (corner of Penn Avenue & Marion Street, Scranton)  Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon

Weekday Masses:
IHM Center Chapel (at the end of University Avenue) - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
Our Lady of Peace Residence (University Avenue across from Fricchione Day Care Center), 11 a.m., every day
Holy Family Residence Chapel (off Maxis Lane), Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.
St. Paul's Parish (corner of Penn Avenue & Marion Street, Scranton),  Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.

Athletic Training Club Fundraising Night at Chipotle (October 30)

The Athletic Training Club will be holding a Fundraising Night at Chipotle (Dickson City) on Tuesday, October 30, from 4-8 p.m. (The franchise is located at 1245 Commerce Blvd, Dickson City, PA, 18519.)

To participate, you need to show or mention the Athletic Training Club's fundraising flyer to the cashier prior to paying on the evening of the event. Purchases of gift cards are not included in the fundraiser. You must pay in the store; online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total.

Participate in any of the following three ways:

  • Show the cashier a digital flyer prior to paying (download to your electronic device via the link below).
  • Print the flyer (link below) and show the cashier this paper flyer prior to paying.
  • Flying flyer-free? Just mention the Marywood Athletic Training Club fundraiser to the cashier prior to paying.

Marywood Athletic Training Club Fundraising Night at Chipotle Flyer

October Student Activities Events

The Student Activities & Leadership Development Office is hosting the following events for students in October:

Tuesday 10/23
SGA Meeting
9 p.m., LC 331/337
All students are invited to attend!

Wednesday 10/24
FEAR Gameshow
9 p.m., Latour
Students compete in a combination of Jeopardy & Fear Factor - for cash prizes!

Saturday 10/27
Drive-in Movie
8 p.m., Lower Pit Parking Lot
A free movie night under the stars - featuring Halloweentown!

Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Service Project (Register by November 6)

Join Campus Ministry in providing local families with a holiday meal by purchasing the items to fill a basket or by making a monetary donation. 

Sign up to participate in this year's Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Service Project (register by November 6).

Professional Continuing Education: Creative Play Therapy Techniques for Individual and Small Group Counseling (October 26)

A Professional Continuing Education workshop,"Creative Play Therapy Techniques for Individual and Small Group Counseling," presented by Jacqueline George LCSW, RPT-S, CAAPT, will be held on Friday, October 26, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., in the Upper Main Dining Hall, Nazareth Student Center. Faculty, Staff, and Student Discounts available! 

The workshop will feature creative play therapy techniques for clinicians, mental health professionals, social workers, and educators. Many therapists are unsure of how to approach some topics in a playful manner. This workshop focuses on directive play therapy techniques that address a wide variety of life issues, thus equipping therapists to more fully meet their client’s needs. The presentation begins with a look at the importance of play and the role it plays in children’s lives, as well as how play is used therapeutically. Participants will also engage in play that illustrates how their own childhood coping strategies are carried forward throughout their lives. A variety of mental health diagnoses and life issues are addressed with directive play therapy techniques. To facilitate learning, workshop participants will engage in many of the play therapy activities presented throughout the day and over 30 directive techniques will be presented. (6 Continuing Education Contact/Credit Hours)
Check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/347052772536765/ 
PCE Contact: Carolyn M. Bonacci, email: contedu@marywood.edu or phone: 570-340-6061. 

Go to the event website...

Operation Unite: Coat Drive for Children and Teens (Donate by November 15)

OPERATION UNITE: Join us in helping the Scranton School District and the Scranton Fire Department with their Coat Drive for Children and Teens (K-12th grade only). Please bring new or gently-used coats to Campus Ministry or Student Activities by Thursday, November 15.

Nutrition Students Seeking Recipes for Campus Cookbook (Submit by November 30)

The students in the Nutrition Programs are creating a campus cookbook and would like every person (faculty, staff, students, alumni) who belongs to the Marywood University community to be involved! Once you submit a recipe via the Google Doc link (available below), you are welcome to send a picture of yourself and/or your dish if you choose, by sending the image(s) along with the recipe title and your name in an email to munutritioncookbook@gmail.com, so that the students can include it in the cookbook.

This cookbook will be available to purchase by the start of the fall 2019 semester. Funds will be used to support nutrition students in attending professional conferences.

Submit your recipe by November 30!

Education Club Meetings for the Fall Semester

Attention all Education Majors and Minors! You are invited to attend our Education Club meetings this semester on the following Wednesdays from 3-3:45 p.m. in McGowan 2002:

Oct. 31
Nov. 7
Dec. 5

Counseling/Student Development Groups

Check out the groups offered through the Counseling/Student Development Center! Stop by or email the C/SDC at csdc@marywood.edu with the name of the group you are interested in or feel free to stop by the office, McGowan 1017, 570-348-6245

You’ve Got This! Thursdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Are you feeling overly stressed? Do you to tend to focus negatively on the past or future? Do you experience overwhelming emotions or thoughts? This four-week group provides a way to learn strategies for decreasing anxiety and distress in a concentrated way. Members often finish this group feeling less alone and with greater confidence about managing their lives, responsibilities, and relationships.

Academic Confidence Group, Wednesdays, 12 - 1 p.m.
The Academic Confidence group offers a safe space for students who struggle with anxiety and other psychological barriers with classes to come together and discuss various strategies to overcome them. You can expect to gain benefits such as learning to build more confidence, better time and stress management, improved study habits and learning about resources available This group is not a tutoring program.

Body Peace: The Art of Mindful Eating, Thursdays, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
This is a psychoeducational support group open to those who struggle with their relationship with food and are preoccupied with their shape or weight. Members will learn alternative ways to cope with difficult feelings without relying on food. Come learn new processes to gain greater peace with your body. Note that this group is not appropriate for individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder who are actively engaging in behaviors. Screening at C/SDC required to join group.

Mass Times

Sunday Mass:
Celebrated each Sunday, 7:30 p.m., in the Marian Chapel (located in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life). All are welcome to join us for this weekly Eucharistic Celebration. Please bring a friend and join us on Sunday evenings!

Additional nearby Sunday Masses:
St. Clare Church, North Washington Avenue, Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.
St. Paul's Parish (corner of Penn Avenue & Marion Street, Scranton)  Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon

Weekday Masses:
IHM Center Chapel (at the end of University Avenue) - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
Our Lady of Peace Residence (University Avenue across from Fricchione Day Care Center), 11 a.m., every day
Holy Family Residence Chapel (off Maxis Lane), Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.
St. Paul's Parish (corner of Penn Avenue & Marion Street, Scranton),  Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.

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