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Video of King’s Conference Address by Notre Dame President Now Available Online

The conference "The Idea of a Catholic College: Charism, Curricula, and Community" took place in September on the King's College campus. Reverend John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of the University of Notre Dame, provided the keynote address at the conference. Ten other invited speakers participated in three panel discussions, and the program included as thirty-plus presentations by forty-some faculty and administrators from institutions across the country.

King’s College Reduces Carbon Footprint With First Commercial Solar Installation in the Downtown Wilkes-Barre

November 19, 2014 - “When you walk these halls of King’s on the Square, you can feel the vibrancy, you can feel the life,” Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president said at opening ceremonies for the building in late September. “Our students create that energy and you can feel it, now more than ever in downtown Wilkes-Barre,” he added.

For Seventh Consecutive Year, King’s College Placed on “Forbes” List for Educational Excellence and High “Return On Investment”

King’s College has been again been placed on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity based on multiple factors related to success after graduation, affordability, student satisfaction, and student and faculty achievement.

King’s College Named to Latest Annual President’s Public Service Honor Roll

December 15, 2014 - The Corporation for National and Community Service has named King's to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year based on exemplary service efforts during the 2012-13 academic year. King's is the only Wyoming Valley institution of higher learning to be named to the Honor Roll each year since its 2006 launch.

King’s expands Professional Development and Graduate Program Offerings

Teachers needing to complete Act 48 requirements for professional development will find expanded courses at King’s College in early 2015.

King’s Students in STEM Fields Eligible for Enrollment in University of Notre Dame Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship

King’s College graduates from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM) will have an opportunity to participate in a unique 11-month master’s program in entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame.  King’s is the first college or university in the country to reach such an agreement with its fellow Holy Cross Congregation-led university.

Local Native and Member of King’s First Graduating Class Donates Miners Memorial; A Lasting Reminder of the Sacrifices of Coal Miners

November 11, 2014 - It seems appropriate that King’s College would be the site of a memorial to those who immigrated to the United States and worked long and hard to better the lives of their families and make Northeastern Pennsylvania a major commercial market.  King’s was founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross following a request from Bishop William J. Hafey of the Diocese of Scranton to establish a college to educate the sons of coal miners.        

ACE Insurance Group Donates EITC Proceeds to King’s Early Childhood Learning Center

December 17, 2014 - Harold Roberts, left, senior vice president of commercial agribusiness underwriting for ACE Insurance Group (formerly Penn Millers), presents a check for $7,000 to Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., president of King’s College. 

King’s Choir to Perform Free Christmas Concert

November 19, 2014 – The King’s College choir, Cantores Christi Regis, will celebrate the holiday season with free public performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, located at North Franklin and West Jackson streets.

King’s College Community Raises Funds for St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen Through Coins for A Cause Program

November 20, 2014 -Members of the King’s College community raised $2,800 for the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre through the third annual Coins for a Cause campus campaign.

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