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King’s College to Host Two-Day Conference on Catholic Colleges; University of Notre Dame President to Provide Keynote Address

“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.

Award Established in Honor of Rev. James Lackenmier, C.S.C., President Emeritus of King's College, Tim Morris ’64 Chosen as First Recipient

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.

King’s College’s Joint Engineering Program with University of Notre Dame Exceeding Expectations of Students and Admissions Officers

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.

King’s on Square Facility Provides “Perfect” Site for Display of Art Collection Dedicated to Anthracite Coal Miners, According to Donor and Artist

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.

King’s Entire Athletic Training Graduating Class Pass Certification Exam on First Attempt

All 11 members of the Class of 2014 of the King’s College’s Athletic Training Program have passed the national Board of Certification (BOC) certification examination on their first attempt.

King's students complete short-term study abroad experience to Amazon Rain Forest

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.

King's professor Dr. Sandra Loeb visits Africa to evaluate programs for HIV-infected children

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.

King’s professor Dr. Fevzi Akinci delivers keynote address at international conference

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.

16 Students Complete Summer Residential Enrichment Program at King’s College

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.

10 King’s students studying abroad during the summer semester

Ten King's College students are studying or interning during the summer in foreign countries for academic credit.

Maritza Arias, Macawley Brown, Alanna Cosgrove, Kelsey Crehan, Carlee Komoroski, Yarisa Polanco, and Andrew Vera are studying in Seville, Spain, through Spanish Studies Abroad.

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