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Marywood University is a coeducational, Catholic liberal arts university located on a 115-acre (0.47 km2) campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Established in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scranton), Marywood currently enrolls approximately 3,500 students on a national award-winning campus considered one of the most beautiful in the northeast. The university is also a national arboretum with more than 100 types of trees and shrubs in a widely photographed hillside expanse. Twenty-seven academic, studio art, theater and administrative buildings, including a television studio and radio studio, broadcasting a four-time award winning FM radio broadcast produced by students, can be found. Marywood's Catholic identity coupled with its mission to educate students to "live responsibility in an interdependent world" encourages students to be socially responsible agents of change. Many Marywood students have gone on to work in social justice-related careers, including a high number of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and Teach for America volunteers. The progressive nature of the campus allows for a politically active student body.
Academic Program and Rankings 
Marywood's programs are administered through four degree-granting colleges, with 60 bachelor's degree, 36 master's degree, two doctoral degrees, two terminal degrees by program (MFA, Ed.S.): accounting, advertising and public relations, architecture (B.E.D.A., B.Arch., M.Arch., and interior architecture) art (graphic design, illustration, photography, ceramics, painting, sculpture, art administration and art therapy), athletic training, aviation management, biotechnology, business, communication arts, criminal justice, communication sciences and disorders (speech-language pathology), computer information and telecommunication systems, counseling, digital media and broadcast production, education (elementary and secondary), English, exercise science, financial planning, foreign languages, health services administration, history/political science (pre-law), hospitality management, human development, information technology, international business, kinesiology, marketing, math, medical technology, music (performance, music education, music therapy), nursing, nutrition and dietetics, Ph.D. human development, philosophy, physician assistant, psychology, Psy.D. (doctorate in psychology), science, special education, speech-language pathology (communication sciences and disorders), theatre and social work. All students are required to complete a core curriculum in the liberal arts in addition to the courses in their major. Undergraduates may also enroll in double majors, honors and independent study programs, practicums, internships, and study abroad, as well as Army and Air Force ROTC programs.
Marywood University is consistently ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings. Students who apply to Marywood compete for admission into other local universities like, The University of Scranton, Wilkes University, and Penn State University.
Marywood University belongs to the NCAA Division III, Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC). The official name given is the Marywood Pacers. Marywood currently competes at the varsity level in baseball, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Students may also choose from more than 30 intramural programs, including club sports, as well as fitness options, recreational classes and activity clubs.
Campus Buildings and Landmarks 
The Liberal Arts Center, completed in 1923, is crowned with one of the campus' most distinctive architectural features, the dome of the Rotunda. foreground, Memorial Commons
- Aquatics Center, opened in Spring 2011, this 17,000-square-foot (1,600 m2) facility has an 8-Lane NCAA regulation pool, 3-Meter diving Board, 1-Meter diving boards (2), competition gutters, raised platform & bleacher seating, 200 spectator seats, safety center office and team locker rooms.
- Center for Natural & Health Science, is home to several majors including, Math, Science, Nursing & Public Administration and Physician Assistant.
- Center for Spiritual Life, after an 18-month renovation, it was completed in 2007, this building includes Maria Chapel, Campus Ministry office suites, conference rooms and a community room.
- Fricchione Day Care Center, built in 1991, is a child development center open to the children of Marywood's staff, faculty and students.
- Immaculata Hall, was built in the 1950s. It was originally called Alumnae Hall, but it was later renamed to honor Sister M. Immaculata Gillespie, Marywood's first dean. It is home to the Undergraduate Admissions Office, the Institutional Research Office, and the President's office.
- Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, built from 2000–2001, houses various artistic disciplines.
- Learning Resources Center (LRC), built from 1964–1968, houses library services, instructional technology services, and computer training and user support services. The main floor of the LRC also houses the Study Grounds cafe which opened Fall 2009.
- Liberal Arts Center (LAC), is home to many academic departments including: Religious Studies, Philosophy, Social Sciences, English, and the Foreign Languages Department.
- Maria Hall, one of the original campus structures, now houses the Development area of University Advancement.
- Media Center, is the home to TV Marywood, WVMW-FM 91.7, Instructional Technology Services and Distance Education and e-Learning.
- Mellow Center for Athletics and Wellness, includes a 1,500 seat arena, a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) fitness center and other athletic facilities.
- Memorial Arch, built in 1902, originally held the inscription "Mt. St. Mary's" and marked the entrance to the original Motherhouse, which was the location of Mt. St. Mary's seminary. Even though the Motherhouse was destroyed by fire in 1971, the arch still stands as the welcoming landmark at the entrance of the campus. The statue of the Virgin Mary is referred to by students as the "Electric Mary" due to the halo encircled by light bulbs. The original stone steps to the Motherhouse are behind the arch.
The Memorial Arch
, built in 1902, marks the entrance to the original Motherhouse, which was the location of St. Mary's Seminary.
- Memorial Commons, built in 1975 as a remembrance of the original IHM Motherhouse that burned down in 1971 where the building once stood.
- Nazareth Student Center, built in 1964, houses a lounge, a game room, the university Bookstore, the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development, and other university offices.
- O'Neill Center for Healthy Families, built in 2002, houses academic programs and research activities along with community programs and health care services.
- Printing/Mailing Center, one of the original structures on campus, houses Marywood's post office and the campus print shop.
- The Rotunda contains Marywood's Liberal Arts Center.
- Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts (PAC), built in the 1950s as Assumption Hall, was rededicated in honor of Sette LaVerghetta in 1998. It is home to the Communication Arts and Music Departments.
- School of Architecture, completed in the Fall of 2009, it is a state-of-the-art example of sustainable design. It's a spacious, adaptive re-use of Marywood's former gymnasium. It feature two levels of studios, fully equipped woodshop, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) lab, and a student lounge. It is the regions first and only School Of Architecture. Architecture Phase II, will include the renovation of the pool area of the former Health & Physical Education Center.
- Tony Domiano Early Childhood Center, built in 2000, provides space for about 60 children in pre-school and kindergarten.
- Shields Center for Visual Arts, serves Marywood's art students. It has lab space for computer graphics, art history, and art therapy. On the first floor is the Mahady Gallery which has changing exhibits on a monthly basis.
- William G. McGowan Center, renovated in 1998, was previously known as the Center for Human Services. It is home to the College of Education and Human Development along with the Counseling/Student Development Center and the School of Continuing Education.
- Loughran Hall -, residence hall for freshman students only, houses up to 324. Room doors secured through a card access system and a staffed security desk is located on the Terrace Level of the Building. There are ADA compliant rooms which are handicap accessible. Laundry rooms, study rooms, TV rooms, and public use microwaves are located on several floors. This building is connected to the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.
- Madonna Hall-, upperclassmen residence hall with co-ed floors. Room doors secured through a card access system and a staffed security desk is located on the First Floor of the Building. There are ADA compliant rooms which are handicap accessible. Laundry rooms are located on each floor of the building. Study areas are located on multiple floors. Madonna Hall also features a professional kitchen and a small movie theatre for resident use.
- Regina Hall - Originally named O'Reilly Hall, this was the first student residence built at Marywood in the late 1920s. After the Motherhouse was destroyed by fire in 1971, the area that had once been the formal dining room was converted for use as a chapel. The chapel was then converted to what is now the Liguori Center. Regina Hall is still a residence hall today.
- Immaculata Hall - Originally built in the 1950s and named Alumnae Hall, it was later renamed Immaculata Hall to honor Sister M. Immaculata Gillespie, Marywood's first dean. Immaculata also has two floors of all single-room dorms for resident students.
- Emmanuel Hall - Houses up to 21 female resident students. A kitchen, public use microwave, and a study area/living room are located on the first floor of the house. A laundry room is located on the ground floor of the house.
- Perpetual Hall - Houses up to 14 male resident students. A washer and dryer is located on the ground floor of the house. A kitchen, public use microwave, study area, and living room are located on the first floor.
- McCarty Hall - Dedicated in November 1941, McCarty Hall was once used as a practice house for students majoring in vocational home economics. Today it stands as an all-female residence house.
- Bethany Hall - Houses 8 female resident sudents. A kitchen and a study area/living room are located on both the first and second floors of the house. A laundry room is located on the ground floor of the house.
- Woodland Townhouse Apartments - Apartments for upperclassmen residents. 4 Person Residences consist of 2 double rooms and 1-1/2 bathrooms. The kitchen, living room, washer, and dryer are located on the first floor. 5 Person Residences consist of 2 double rooms and 1 single room. These units have 2-bathrooms. The kitchen and living room are on the first floor. Laundry services are available in the community room. (A unit is available with wheelchair access on the first floor). 10 Person Residences consist of 5 double rooms and 5 bathrooms. These units include a kitchen, living room, dishwasher, and washer/dryer.
Notable Alumni 
Marywood University Arboretum
The Marywood University Arboretum (115 acres) is located across the campus of the university. The campus was declared an arboretum in 1975 in honor of Sister Maria Laurence Maher, then Professor of Biological Sciences, and received its official designation as such in 1997. It now contains 44 species of trees (105 varieties), with a comparable collection of shrubs, as well as ornamental grasses, and perennial, biennial, and annual flowers.
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Coordinates: 41°26′01″N 75°38′03″W / 41.4337°N 75.6342°W
Sun, 12 May 2013 22:27:04 -0700
Graduate Tim Kropa, 23, had two things on his mind Sunday: his mother and his future. The Clarks Summit native said the first person he wanted to hug when he walked off stage at the Marywood University commencement ceremony was his mom, Marian ...
Wed, 01 May 2013 08:53:25 -0700
Marywood University's third-year nursing students will have an option to finish their degree at the University of Scranton under an agreement announced Wednesday by the two colleges. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission recently ...
Wed, 08 May 2013 05:36:22 -0700
Marywood University has reached an agreement with University of Scranton to allow current third-year nursing students to complete their degree, after its nursing program lost accreditation from the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission ...
Wed, 22 May 2013 01:02:53 -0700
Now, the Hazleton native will get the chance to return to his roots after being named head men's basketball coach at Marywood University. He becomes the fourth coach in the program's history and replaces Eric Grundman, who resigned in February after 12 ...
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:44:39 -0700
The Times-Tribune reports Marywood University in Scranton is exploring agreements with other schools. The Catholic university that enrolls more than 2,400 students learned earlier this month that the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:13:21 -0700
Robert J. Mellow. Within hours, Marywood University and Keystone College followed suit. The similar timing of all three announcements was not addressed by officials. In a one-sentence news release sent at 9:40 a.m., Lackawanna College relayed the news ...
Wed, 22 May 2013 13:44:48 -0700
Children need lots of empathy for what they've been through, says psychologist David Palmiter, a professor at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., and author of Working Parents, Thriving Families. "You want to acknowledge how bad they feel." Most kids ...
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:03:30 -0700
Jason Warner, on May 12, graduated from Marywood University's College of Health and Human Services for the Degree of Master of Social Work. He is the son of James and Susan Warner of Clarks Summit. Jason is a 2005 graduate of Abington Heights High ...
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