Peter Charney Named Tutorial Coordinator at King’s College

Peter Charney of Effort has been named Tutorial Coordinator at King’s College. He will be primarily responsible for maintaining the standards for the College’s Certified Reading and Learning Association certification, recruiting, training and evaluating peer tutors, and providing assistance to students with disabilities and outreach to at-risk students. 

“Nuns on the Bus” Leader to Address Polarization in America at King’s

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK and organizer of several “Nuns on the Bus” tours, will discuss “Practicing Faith and Justice in Polarizing Times” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, in the Burke Auditorium of the McGowan School of Business at King’s College.  The event is open to the public free of charge.

King’s to Offer Free Public Lecture - “Game of Thrones and Contemporary Global Conflict”

King’s College Professor of History Brian A. Pavlac will discuss fundamental problems of politics today in the light of the fictional troubles of the fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin in a free public lecture to be held from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the Postupak Room, located on the first floor of the McGowan School of Business.  The McGowan School of Business is located at the corner of N. River and W. Union streets in Wilkes-Barre.

Local photographer captures area’s anthracite heritage in exhibition in the Widmann Gallery at King’s

Lorena Beniquez’s photographs are designed to preserve the anthracite history of Northeastern Pennsylvania landmarks, including the Huber Coal Breaker in Ashley, St. Nicholas Coal Breaker near Mahanoy City, Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, and Eckley Miners Village in Weatherly. She will display her collection of photographs during a free public exhibition, “The Last Coal Breaker,” from Monday, Oct. 2, through Friday, Nov. 3, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. 

King’s Theatre opens season with the musical “A Year With Frog and Toad”

The King’s College Theatre Department kicks off the season with performances of the Tony Award-nominated musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 28-30, and Oct. 5-7, and at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. Designed for young audiences, the production will be offered by King’s Theatre with $3 discounted tickets for children 12-and-under during Thursday and Friday night performances. 

King’s names Dr. Christopher O’Brien Inaugural Dean of Health Sciences

Dr. Christopher O’Brien has been appointed the inaugural Dean of Health Sciences at King’s College. He will oversee the faculty and curricular affairs of King’s health sciences programs, including physician assistant studies, athletic training, exercise science, and the College’s two newest health sciences programs: the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program which begins in spring 2018, and the innovative 1+2+1 Dual Degrees in Nursing Program, a collaboration with Luzerne County Community College, beginning in fall 2018.  

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