Eight King’s College students, under the direction of history department faculty members Daniel Clasby and Thomas Mackaman, have conducted extensive research on the 1919 Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster in Wilkes-Barre.
The research effort was undertaken in response to a request to King’s from the Wilkes-Barre Mayor’s office for assistance. The Mayor’s office was contacted by Katie Laverly, a local resident whose two uncles were among the 92 miners killed in the incident.
Anabaptist scholar Dr. Donald Kraybill of Elizabethtown University will discuss “What’s Amish about Amish Business? Ethics, Economics, and Entrepreneurship,” during a free public lecture at King’s College at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, located on North River Street. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Feb. 6.
Forty-seven King’s College students have begun a 14-week student teaching experience at area elementary, junior-high, and senior-high schools. The supervised student teaching experience is necessary to fulfill King’s degree requirements and to obtain a Pennsylvania Teacher Certificate.
King’s College is a Catholic College Sponsored by the congregation of Holy Cross.
Ten King's College students are studying in foreign countries for academic credit during the spring semester.
Sarah Costa, Shannon Rowan, and Vanessa Wagner will study at University College Dublin in Ireland. A junior majoring in marketing, Costa will study at Quinn School of Business. Rowan is a junior majoring in English and Wagner is a sophomore majoring in physician assistant studies.