Twenty local grade school students and 12 candidates for a Master’s degree in reading from King’s College recently completed the College’s fourth annual Reading Clinic.
Sixty five students entering their final year of the master’s degree physician assistant studies program at King’s College recently began their clinical rotations, many with local health care practitioners. A twelve-week rotation in family medicine and separate six-week rotations in medical specialties including emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and general surgery will conclude with their graduation from the program in August 2017. In addition to local health care facilities, physician assistant students are also completing rotations in California, Connecticut, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Donna Dickinson, Achievement Plus & College Entry Director at King’s College, has been elected for a second year as president of Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators (PADE), a statewide, non-profit organization that addresses issues and needs of developmental educators from postsecondary institutions.
Eight King's College students will study or intern abroad for academic credit during the summer or fall semesters.
The Healthcare Management Department of King’s College and of Gümüşhane University in Turkey will offer diverse seminars, oral paper presentations, and renowned keynote speakers on current national and international healthcare trends as part of the Second International Healthcare Management Conference from Oct. 11-14 on the College’s campus in Wilkes-Barre.
Students in the Professional Writing Program at King’s College combined writing and photography to capture the City of Wilkes-Barre in an art exhibition, titled, “Wilkes-Barre in Thirty Images.” The works can be viewed for free online at the website: https://wyomingvalleystories.org/2016/06/16/wilkes-barre-in-thirty-images/.
King’s College student Julia Stopper of Mountain Top received a full tuition scholarship to study during the fall semester at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program. Queen’s University is one of the 20 top research-intensive institutions in the United Kingdom and member of the Russell Group, which is broadly comparable to the U.S. Ivy League. Stopper is a junior majoring in English and secondary education.
Ten King’s College students and two faculty members recently completed a faculty-led study abroad experience to Eastern Europe as part of the King’s College Geographies of Europe Series. The trip included excursions to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. This is the second time that King’s students and faculty have studied at Eastern European cultural sites.
The National French Contest, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), produced 75 chapter and 48 national winners from elementary through high school student entrants from 10 public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Milford, Scranton, Pocono, and South Williamsport areas.
Thirteen King’s College students recently completed a three-week faculty-led study abroad program to the Los Amigos Biological Research Station in the lowland Amazon forest in Peru. This is the third summer that King’s students and faculty have conducted research in the Amazon.