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A Year of Celebrations is Winding Down

June 4 | Royal News

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As our academic year comes to a close, we also are winding down a yearlong celebration of our 125th anniversary.

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This Month in Our History - June

June 4 | Royal News

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St. Thomas College held its first Commencement in June 1899, awarding certificates to graduates of the College’s two-year commercial program.

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125th Anniversary Eucharist, The Culmination of a Year of Celebration

May 14 | Royal News

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Faculty, staff and students are invited to the 125th Anniversary Eucharist - The Culmination of a Year of Celebration - on Friday, May 16, at 4:00 p.m. in the Byron Recreation Complex.

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The University of Scranton’s History Book, Available for Pre-Order Online

May 14 | Royal News

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The moving history of The University of Scranton, A Legacy to Hold, A Future to Build, is now available for pre-order online, to be shipped by the end of May.

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This Month in our History - May

May 07 | Royal News

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The College’s Glee Club gave its first performance in May 1925, singing two selections: “Loch Lomond” and “The Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore. Several of the ensemble’s 27 members also performed solo and duet selections to complete the concert.

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This Month in our History - April

April 2 | Royal News

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Dr. Felix Gatz, director of the music department of The University of Scranton, stages the opera, Parsifal, at the Masonic Temple

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This Month in our History - March

March 6 | 2014

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The College’s first social fraternity, Phi Nu Sigma, was organized in March, 1926, by a group of St. Thomas College students who wanted to promote “College Spirit and the best interests of Alma Mater.”

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Clippings Collection Digitizes 100 Years of University of Scranton News

February 19 | Royal News

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Last year, in preparation for the University’s 125th anniversary, The Weinberg Memorial Library’s Digital Services Department digitized 97 oversized scrapbooks filled with newspaper clippings about the University.

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This Month in our History - February

February 4 | Royal News

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The University of Scranton would not become fully coeducational until 1970, but women began taking classes at the University as early as the 1920s.

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125th Celebration: What is Your Scranton Story?

Spring 2014 | Scranton Journal

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As part of our 125th Anniversary celebration we are collecting stories from alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community about how Scranton impacted their lives. Below are a few memories that our alumni have shared.

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Celebrations Mark the 125th Anniversary of the University

Spring 2014 | Scranton Journal

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President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., has been on the road gathering with alumni and parents for the past several months in various cities around the country.

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Residence Halls Reflect on University History

Spring 2014 | Scranton Journal

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University students know all about the amenities of their residence halls, but what about their history?

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Clinic Volunteers Surpass Goal in '1888 Challenge'

Spring 2014 | Scranton Journal

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When Megan McCarthy, MS Occupational Therapy ‘14 and her fellow student and adult volunteers at the University’s Leahy Community Health and Family Center were challenged to come up with an idea to celebrate the 125th anniversary, they knew just what to do

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Forum Looks to Sustainable Practices

Spring 2014 | Scranton Journal

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The University hosted a Symposium on Sustainability that engaged expertise from diverse disciplines to examine ways that the University and the greater Scranton community could become more sustainable over the next 125 years.

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Interactive Art Display Involves University Community in 125th Anniversary

January 27 | University Press Release

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Students, faculty, staff and guests visiting campus can play a creative role in the University’s 125th anniversary celebration through a semester-long interactive art exhibit in the Loyola Science Center.

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This Month in our History - January

January 7 | Royal News

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St. Thomas College’s first student publication, The Aquinas, was initially a monthly literary magazine, with the final issue of the academic year serving as a yearbook for the graduating class.

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This Month in our History - December

December 03 | Royal News

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Mr. Worthington Scranton, grandson of Joseph Hand Scranton, one of the founders of the City of Scranton which took its name from his family, donated to the diocese in trust for the University his family’s homestead...

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Scranton Times Publishes 125th Anniversary Tabloid

December 03 | Royal News

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This year, as The University of Scranton celebrates its 125th Anniversary, The Scranton Times has published not just a story – but a special section – highlighting the life of the University.

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125th Lecture Series: “Engaged, Integrated, Global: Jesuit Education in the 21st Century

November 21 | University Press Release

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University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., discussed the “value added” through a Catholic and Jesuit education in his lecture “Engaged, Integrated, Global: Jesuit Education in the 21st Century,”

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This Month in our History - November

November 5 | Royal News

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Not long after classes began, St. Thomas College students formed a football team.

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125th Anniversary Tour Begins in December

November 05 | Royal News

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The University of Scranton will kick off its 125th Anniversary Tour with a celebration on Thursday December 12, 2013, from six-thirty to nine o’clock in the evening at The Willard InterContinental Hotel.

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1888 Leahy Challenge Reaches 1,000 Hour Mark

October 29 | Royal News

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Throughout the 2013 fall semester, The Leahy Community Health and Family Center's volunteers have been working hard to complete 1,888 service hours in correspondence with the University's

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University of Scranton Celebrating 125 Years

10/25/2013 | PAHomePage.com

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The University of Scranton is marking an important milestone in its history this year. The school is celebrating its 125th anniversary and it kicked things off with a special mass Thursday morning.

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This Month in our History – September/October

10/01/2013 | Royal News

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Each month we will highlight some of the key events from the University’s history that took place during that month. For this first installment, we will cover September and October, both busy months in the academic year.

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125th Anniversary: Celebrating Service

09/24/2013 | Royal News

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Be an integral part of our 125th Anniversary Celebration! Get on board with a new service opportunity for faculty, staff and students in an initiative sponsored by the 125th Anniversary Committee and the Center for Service and Social Justice.

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125th Celebration: What we are Celebrating

Published 09/13/2013 | Scranton Journal

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In the summer of 1888, Most Rev. William O'Hara, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, blessed a single block of granite as the cornerstone of the new College of St. Thomas of Aquinas.

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125th Celebration: Then and Now

Published 09/13/2013 | Scranton Journal

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View how much The University of Scranton has changed over the years.

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University of Scranton Begins 125th Anniversary Celebration

09/12/2013 | The Catholic Light

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The University of Scranton kicked off a year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary with a Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera on Sept. 5 in the Byron Recreation Complex.

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University of Scranton Mass kicks off 125th anniversary celebration

09/06/2013 | The Times-Tribune

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In 1888, the first bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, William O'Hara, laid the cornerstone of what would eventually become the University of Scranton.

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The University Commemorates 125th Anniversary of Cornerstone Blessing

08/21/2013 | University Press Release

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The University of Scranton recognized the 1888 blessing of the cornerstone of the College of St. Thomas of Aquinas with a Mass and luncheon on campus on Aug. 12.

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Founded in Faith The University of Scranton Celebrates 125th Anniversary

08/21/2013 | University Press Release

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Most Rev. Joseph Bambera, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit at The University of Scranton on Thursday, Sept. 5, as the kick-off of the campus community’s year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary.

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Videos

125th Anniversary President's Message

125th Anniversary Celebration message from former University of Scranton Presidents William J. Byron, S.J.; J.A. Panuska, S.J.; Joseph M. McShane, S.J.; and Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

125th Anniversary Former University President's Message, Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., who served as the University President from 2003-2011, was recently named the next president of Georgetown Preparatory School.

125th Anniversary Former University President's Message, Joseph M. McShane, S.J., H '04

Joseph M. McShane, S.J., H'04, who served as the University President from 1998-2003, is now in the 11th year of his presidency at Fordham University.

125th Anniversary Former University President's Message, William J. Byron, S.J., H '84

William J. Byron, S.J., H'84, served as University President from 1975-1982. After stepping down, he became the president of Catholic University of America and, later, was named president of St. Joseph's Preparatory School. 

History of Women at the University by Ellen Casey, Ph.D. at the University of Scranton

Ellen Casey, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, presented the "History of Women at the University" to faculty and staff as part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration, University History luncheon series.

Engaged, Integrated, Global: Jesuit Education in the 21st Century by President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., discussed the "value added" through a Catholic and Jesuit education in his lecture "Engaged, Integrated, Global: Jesuit Education in the 21st Century."

Celebrating 125 Years - Message from Father Quinn

Father Quinn invites the University family to join in the anniversary celebration throughout the 2013-14 academic year.

Commemorative Mass Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Cornerstone Blessing


On August 12, 2013 The University recognized the 125th anniversary of its founding with a Mass and luncheon.

University Luncheon Commemorating the 1888 Blessing of the Cornerstone


Faculty, staff, students and dignitaries spoke at a luncheon followed the August 12 commemorative Mass held on campus to commemorate the 1888 blessing of the cornerstone of the College of St. Thomas.

Mass Marks Campus Kick-off of Anniversary Celebration


The Mass of the Holy Spirit, held September 5,  was the kick-off of the campus community's year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary.

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125th Anniversary Mass & Luncheon

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Mass of the Holy Spirit 2013

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USPB's 125th Birthday Party

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