King’s College graduate students recently participated in the Education Department’s Master’s Symposium. The presentations were a culmination of research projects on a variety of topics to fulfill requirements in the College’s Master of Education programs. Reading research project topics included smart and mobile technology, student motivation, comprehension, note-taking technology, and project-based learning. Presentations for the curriculum and instruction program focused on English as a Second Language initiatives, computer-assisted instruction, telemedicine, phonemics, virtual field trips, effects of sports participation on academic performance.
Dr. Karen Mercincavage, associate technical professor of Mass Communications at King’s College, earned a doctorate in Media Communications and Instructional Technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation was titled “The Effects of Delivery Modes of HIV/AIDS Advertisements on Behavioral Change in Young Women,” a quantitative study focusing on the interplay between visual and health communication.
Dr. Bernard Prusak, associate professor of philosophy and director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s College, has had his book titled "Catholic Moral Philosophy in Practice and Theory: An Introduction” published in March by Paulist Press.
As a tune up for elementary and secondary school teachers before the 2016-17 school year, the King's College Education Department will partner with Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 to host an "Evidence-Based" Conference from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 11, in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.
King’s College will offer bachelor’s of science degree programs in civil and mechanical engineering beginning with the 2017-18 academic year. The proposal was approved by the College’s Board of Directors at its May meeting.
Allan Kluger, Esq., a noted attorney for more than 60 years and a recognized public servant, has been selected as the third recipient of the Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership. The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held Thursday, October 20, at the Westmoreland Club.
Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., president of King’s College, was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame.
The Polish Ambassador to the United States Ryszard Schnepf will deliver a free public lecture on public policy, economic and cultural issues of interest to Polish Americans at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9, in the Burke Auditorium, located in William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s College. The lecture is presented by Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17).
The artistic vision and talents of mass communications students will be on display in the annual King's College Mass Communications Student Exhibit through May 27 in the Widmann Gallery.
Twenty five King’s College students were recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.