The King’s College Theatre Department raises the curtain on the 2015-16 season with performances of the Tony Award-winning musical, “1776,” music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, book by Peter Stone. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-3 and Oct. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.

King's College will host a panel discussion on the encyclical of Pope Francis, "Laudato si," on the care of creation and the environment with Dr. Anna Minore, Dr. Margarita Rose, Dr. Brian Mangan, and Rabbi Daniel Swartz, 4:15 p.m., Sept. 21, King’s College, Snyder Room, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Free. INFO: (570) at 208-5890.

King’s College will welcome back hundreds of alumni and friends for the 2015 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend, Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20. The College will combine these two important alumni events, homecoming and reunion, into a fall weekend scheduled with multiple celebratory activities.

The King’s College Physician Assistant (PA) Department recently hosted a three-day board review conference conducted by Certified Medical Educators (CertMedEd). The conference was attended by approximately 130 people from states including Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina and others.

Atty. Joseph McGettigan, the lead prosecutor in the trial of serial child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, and child rights expert Atty. Heather Hulse will discuss child abuse prevention and bullying, respectively, at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Burke Auditorium, located in the William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s College.