“The Idea of a Catholic College: Charism, Curricula, and Community,” a two-day conference on the distinctive mission of Catholic colleges in higher education, will be held September 19-20 at King’s College.
The Reverend John Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will provide the conference’s keynote address at 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. The public is invited to attend the keynote address.
King’s College has established an annual award for achievement and leadership in the name of Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., seventh president of the College.
The Reverend James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership will be presented yearly in conjunction with the McGowan School of Business Forum. A highlight of Father Lackenmier’s 18-year presidency (1981-1999) was the establishment of the William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s in 1992.
Given the overall demand for qualified engineers among leading businesses and the academic reputation of the University of Notre Dame, King’s College officials were confident that the dual degree program in engineering that was announced in 2012 would be a popular option for high school graduates. The high level of popularity it has reached in a very short time frame has exceeded all their expectations.
Since 2007, Jim Burke and Sue Hand have searched for the perfect place to display the “Anthracite Miners and Their Hollowed Ground” exhibit. Both agree that the new King’s on the Square facility in Wilkes-Barre is the ideal venue through which a wider public can be educated through the artistic depictions about the daily life of an anthracite coal miner.
Eight King's College students recently completed a three-week faculty-led study abroad program to the Los Amigos Biological Station in the lowland Amazon forest in Peru.
Student participants were Paige Desaulniers, Buffalo, N.Y.; Leann Dudash, Wilkes-Barre; Elizabeth Hoover, Dallas; Nicholas Humphreys, Kingston; Chad Katra, Tunkhannock; Elizabeth Lorenz, Hazleton; Rebecca Taylor, Dauphin; and Jacob Quin, Norristown.
Dr. Sandra Loeb, associate professor of marketing at King’s College, recently travelled to Zambia in Southern Africa to evaluate training programs for family’s receiving microloans through Power of Love, a non-profit charity that provides holistic care to children in Zambia infected with AIDS.
Dr. Fevzi Akinci, associate dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business and director of the Graduate Health Care Administration Program at King’s College, recently delivered the keynote address titled “The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Sustainability Framework for the Turkish Primary Health Care Reforms” at the 1st Balkan Conference on Health Sciences held at Trakya University in Edirne, Turkey.
The King’s College McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program recently completed its eighth Summer Residential Enrichment Program for high school juniors and seniors. The summer residential program is an extension of the weekly mentoring program that take place during the academic year.