DeSales University professor and poet Steve Myers, Ph.D., will read excerpts from his work during a free public event at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Gold Room, located on the sixth floor of the Administration Building at King’s College. Myers is the 2013 Visiting Writer, a program sponsored by the College’s English department.
Cantores Christi Regis, the choral group of King’s College, will perform a program of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral music during their annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, located at Franklin and Jackson streets.
Three student staff members of WRKC 88.5 FM, the King’s College radio station, won four first place awards in a national college radio station competition conducted the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS).
Pictured from left, are first place award winners Janelle Marshallick, Ashlee Jacobs, and Sarah Scinto. Shown at right is Sue Henry, WRKC general manager.
Anne Thompson, a 16-year veteran of NBC News, will deliver the address to graduates at the 64th annual Commencement exercises to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Mohegan Sun Arena. Approximately 500 students will receive either a bachelor’s, master’s or associate degree at the ceremony. In addition to addressing the graduates, Thompson will receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree from King’s.
Twenty nine King’s students and five members of the faculty or administration were recently inducted to the College’s chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national honor society of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition. The national organization was founded in 1939. Candidates for membership must have a record of “outstanding” academic accomplishment and have completed at least 50 percent of their course work for a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.5.
While globalization can create opportunities and prospects for prosperity, it also has the potential to ignite crisis and disaster. The issue of globalization will be examined by a variety of speakers, from scholars and students to community members and corporate presidents, as part of the 2013 Global Landscapes Conference at King’s College on April 17-18.
The King’s College Theatre Department will perform William Shakespeare’s historic tragedy “Richard III” from April 11-13 and April 15 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.
Tina Arendash of McAdoo joined King’s College as a college counselor in the Counseling Center. She will provide individual and group counseling of students, consult with faculty and staff on student-related issues, provide on-call services and crisis intervention for students, and assist in the development of Counseling Center outreach programs in specialized areas.