University of Scranton April Calendar of Events
Through April 18 Exhibit: The Zaner-Bloser Penmanship Collection, one of the most extensive collections of American ornamental penmanship from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free during library hours. Call 941-6341.
April 1 through April 15 Exhibit: 25th Annual Student Exhibition. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 941-4214.
April 1 6 p.m. Public Reception: 25th Annual Student Exhibition. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. Free. Held in conjunction with Scranton’s First Fridays event. Call 941-4214.
April 1 6 p.m. Pro-Peace Art Show featuring works created through The University of Scranton’s Education for Justice’s Peace and Reconciliation Initiative. Vintage Theater. Free. Held in conjunction with Scranton’s First Fridays event. Call 941-7401.
April 2 9:30 a.m. Preview Day for students accepted to The University of Scranton. Various locations on campus. Call 941-7540.
April 3 7:30 p.m. In Concert The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra and The University of Scranton Singers, with guest conductor Mark Gould. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.
April 4 7:30 p.m. Henry George Lecture featuring Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia University’s graduate school of business. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7475.
April 5 noon Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: “Facing Disaster in the Middle East: Are There Only Bad Options?” presented by Stephen Kinzer, author and visiting professor, Boston University. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.
April 7 9 a.m. Seventh Annual Kane Competition for high school students. Byron Recreation Complex. Pre-registration required. Call 941-7509.
April 7 11:30 a.m. The 2011 Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry presentation to Greg Boyle, S.J., executive director, Homeboy Industries. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Free. Open to the public. Call 941-7500.
April 8 noon. Annual High School Computing Contest. St. Thomas Hall. Registration required. Call 941-7774.
April 11 5 p.m. Tour of Asia Focus on the Philippines: “A History of the Philippines as Seen Through Its Cuisine.” Room 405, DeNaples Center. Free but reservations are required to attend. Call 941-4094.
April 12 noon. Schemel Forum Luncheon Series: Israel and the U.S. – and the Rest of the World featuring Itamar Rabinovich, Distinguished Global Professor at New York University and the former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall. Pre-registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-7816.
April 14 noon. Taiwan’s Bangzi Opera: Carnival of Chinese Opera. Hands-on demonstration and performance to introduce area students to Chinese Opera. 4th floor, DeNaples Center. Free, but reservations are required to attend. Call 941-6200.
April 14 7:30 p.m. Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Lecture: “Can We Make Room for Each Other? Christian and Jewish Thought after the Holocaust,” presented by Eugene Korn, Ph.D., national director of Jewish affairs at the American Jewish Congress and editor of The Edah Journal. Room 405, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7956.
April 14-April 17 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. “Rent” by Jonathan Larsen, presented by the Liva Arts Company. Jefferson Auditorium, Leahy Hall. Fees vary. Call 941-7401.
April 15 7:30 p.m. 28th Annual World Premiere Composition Series featuring the University of Scranton Concert Band and Concert Choir premiering two new works by guest composer/conductor Ted Nash. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.
April 15 7:30 p.m. Taiwan’s Bangzi Opera Company performance of “Bond,” an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” Scranton Cultural Center. Free, but tickets are required to attend. 570-941-4094.
April 16-18 Times vary. National Debate Coaches Association Tournament Championship for high school students hosted by Scranton High School and The University of Scranton. Various campus locations. Call 941-7401.
April 16 9:30 a.m. 26th Annual Psychology Conference. Brennan Hall. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 941-4266.
April 27 3 p.m. Math Integration Bee. McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-6113.
April 28 10 a.m. Conference on Aging Research. Free but reservations required. Rose Room of Brenan Hall. Call 941-6353.
April 28 4:30 p.m. Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally. Dionne Campus Green. Call 941-6194.
April 29 7:30 p.m. “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941-7624.
April 29-May 1, May 6-8 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday “A Man’s a Man” by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Eric Bently, directed by Michael O’Steen, presented by The University of Scranton Players. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 941-4318.
April 30 1 p.m. Gospel Extravaganza. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7401.
April 30-May 1 9 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library Annual Book and Plant Sale. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 941-4078.
Sustaining Scranton: Go Green and Save Green Earth Week 2011 Events
April 14-21 Environmental Art Show. Free during library hours. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 941-7520.
April 15 10:30 a.m. Earth Week keynote address by Peter Bardaglio, Ph.D., senior fellow at Second Nature. Free. Moskovitz Theater, DeNAples Center. Call 941-7520.
April 16 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. E-Cycling. The University of Scranton campus, corner of Linden Street and Monroe Avenue.
Prices for E-Cycling:
• $5: calculators, radios, video equipment, telephones & answering machines, and video game players
• $10: TVs, VCRs, computers & peripherals, CRTs, printers, copiers, stereo equipment, scanners, and fax machines
• $20: older, larger TVs
• FREE: Cell phones and iPods
Air conditioners, humidifiers, stove and anything that is not an electronic item will not be accepted.
This event is open to the public and is sponsored by The University of Scranton SIFE team and Waste Management. For more information, call 941-7520.
April 16 1 p.m. Earth Week Hill Section Street Sweep organized by The University of Scranton Student Government. Call 941-7520.
April 18 7 p.m. Environmental Art Show reception. Free. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 941-7520.
April 19 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Earth Day Fair with interactive games and information related to the environment, sustainable practices and faculty/student projects related to environmental issues. Local green businesses and organizations will also participate. Dionne Campus Green. Free. Call 941-7520 for more information.