King’s College earned high marks for student outcomes and engagement in the second annual college rankings released by “The Wall Street Journal” in conjunction with Times Higher Education.

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, in the Burke Auditorium of the McGowan School of Business at King’s College.  The event is open to the public free of charge.

King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac will discuss fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a free public lecture to be held from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the Postupak Room, located on the first floor of the McGowan School of Business.  The McGowan School of Business is located at the corner of N. River and W. Union streets in Wilkes-Barre.

WHERE: McGowan School of Business, Burke Auditorium

WHEN: 7 p.m., Sept. 26

Jessie Owens overcomes racism to become a track and field legend during the 1936 Olympics hosted in Nazi Germany. Free public screening of “Race” is part of the Seventh Annual Diversity Festival. Free. INFO: (570) 208-8021.

Lorena Beniquez’s photographs are designed to preserve the anthracite history of Northeastern Pennsylvania landmarks, including the Huber Coal Breaker in Ashley, St. Nicholas Coal Breaker near Mahanoy City, Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, and Eckley Miners Village in Weatherly. She will display her collection of photographs during a free public exhibition, “The Last Coal Breaker,” from Monday, Oct. 2, through Friday, Nov. 3, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. 

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