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Scranton + Poetry= Spoetry!

Scranton + Poetry= Spoetry!

Last night, to mark the National Day on Writing, the Writing Center held a poetry reading and open mic.  The event was a huge success.  Students and staff from across the campus came to hear four featured readers: Dawn Leas, Ginny Grove, Amye Archer, and Stanton Hancock.  The reading was followed by a very well-attended open mic led by CTLE Reading Specialist, Dr. Andree Catalfamo.

The Writing…

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On Saturday night, the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library presented the 13th Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award to TransAtlantic author and National Book Award winner Colum McCann. It was an extraordinary evening, with record-breaking attendance (250!), a deeply moving address by McCann, and a steady stream of Irish humor from our master of ceremonies, Msgr. Joseph Quinn.

But McCann’s visit was not the only cause for celebration: this year’s event also marked the 20th anniversary of the Friends of the Library. In his remarks, Dean Charles Kratz thanked the many Friends who have supported us throughout the years, recognizing especially the attendees of the very first Friends meeting in June 1994 (pictured above in selections from our digital collections). This year’s award honorarium was donated in memory of Judith L. Weinberger, who had served on the Friends Board, and a special appetizer of grilled cheese and tomato soup was served in her honor.

In addition to the Distinguished Author Award, the Friends support the Weinberg Memorial Library throughout each academic year by organizing fundraisers (like our Book and Plant Sale and the annual Leaves of Class raffle), contributing resources to the Library collections, and sponsoring programs of interest to the community.

During the past twenty years, the Friends have made an enormous impact on the Weinberg Memorial Library and the students and scholars we serve. We are truly honored by your support, and we cannot thank you enough.

20 Years of Friendship On Saturday night, the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library presented the 13th Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award…

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Our Distinguished Author Colum McCann, expanding the lungs of the world and our campus. (at University of Scranton)

Our Distinguished Author Colum McCann, expanding the lungs of the world and our campus. (at University of Scranton)

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Distinguished Author Colum McCann signing books, with Library Dean Charles Kratz looking on. (at University of Scranton)

Distinguished Author Colum McCann signing books, with Library Dean Charles Kratz looking on. (at University of Scranton)

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Distinguished Author Colum McCann met with students and faculty this morning for a discussion that centered around “understanding what it means to be other.” (at The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library)

Distinguished Author Colum McCann met with students and faculty this morning for a discussion that centered around “understanding what it means to be other.” (at The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library)

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We hope everyone enjoyed Fall Break! But now it’s time to head back to class and study for those midterms. #tbt

We hope everyone enjoyed Fall Break! But now it’s time to head back to class and study for those midterms. #tbt

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Green Team to be featured on Greenlife Pennsylvania

Green Team to be featured on Greenlife Pennsylvania

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The library’s Green Team will be featured on Thursday’s episode  of Green Life Pennsylvaniaon WVIA. The library’s Green Team is dedicated to making the library a sustainable environment by supporting conservation and recycling in the building, collaborating with student, staff, and faculty on sustainability projects, and educating library users about sustainability and sustainable practices. We…

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