“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.
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.
King’s College will begin offering classes this fall in two new graduate education programs, a master’s of education degree in special education and an endorsement program in Instructional Coaching.
The master’s degree program in Special Education will require 10 three-credit courses for completion and is designed to compliment a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement Program which began two years ago.
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.
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.
Debbie Gross, a junior King’s College student and West Pittston resident, has had a paper accepted for presentation at an international conference to be held at Oxford University in England this summer.
Vittoria DeGiosio was recently awarded a $2,500 “Emerging Voices” scholarship presented by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) and Ford Motor Company Fund. She is a senior majoring in mass communications and political science at King’s College.
Jessica Wong, a student at King’s College, is one of only two students in the state to be awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
Wong, who just completed her sophomore year of study, can renew the scholarship for both her junior and senior years by maintaining a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average. Wong is an accounting major and is pursuing a minor in mathematics at King’s.