March 2, 2012– St. Edward’s University Ballet Folklorico will bring the sights and sounds of Mexico’s traditional folklorico dances and songs to the King’s College campus for a free public performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Main and Franklin streets.
February 24, 2012 – Gina Gibbon of Hanover Twp. has been named Costume Shop Manager and Resident Costume Designer in the Theatre Department at King’s College. She will be primarily responsible for designing costumes for individual productions and theatrical design packages, including concept, renderings and fabric selection.
February 20, 2012 – Robert Broghamer’s surrealism-styleoil-stained glass pieces and digital photography of local landmarks will be on display in an exhibition, titled “Around the Valley in HDR,” in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College from March 5-29.
A resident of Forty Fort, Broghamer is 1969 graduate of Kings College where his interest in photography as art began when he took a photography course from famed local artist/photographer Mark Cohen.
February 14, 2012 - The local chapter of Volunteers of America has launched Learning Works, a new after-school program that is helping more than 100 Wilkes-Barre Area School District students from low income families. This innovative program is designed to teach skills that lead to school success, present a variety of career paths, provide a “hands-on” work opportunity, and help families prepare their children for high school and beyond.
February 8, 2012 - A team of four local King’s College students was selected as a top finisher in a national marketing competition sponsored by Chevrolet and Edventure Partners.
The King’s team, consisting of David Castro of Wilkes-Barre, Jamie Cybulski and Shane Gibbons of Kingston, and Kellie Rhiel of Luzerne, finished among the top 11 of almost 50 entries from colleges and universities in the Chevrolet Sonic Marketing Challenge.
February 7, 2012 – The King’s College Theatre Department will present a hilarious chronicle of the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for a spelling championship in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Performances will be on Feb. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the King’s Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.
February 6, 2012 - Twelve student staff members of the King’s College radio station, WRKC-FM, are finalists for Intercollegiate Broadcasting Service (IBS) Awards. King’s placed finalists in 10 of the 38 categories in which awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held March 3 in New York City. WRKC’s 10 nominations were the most from among IBS member stations in Pennsylvania. This is the first time WRKC submitted nominees for the annual awards.
February 1, 2012 - Two local residents and long-time dining room assistants at Moreau Court, the residence of the Holy Cross priests and brothers at King’s College, were among nine people selected to receive the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, an annual recognition by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the critical importance lay people play in living out the vision and mission of Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., to make God known, loved and served in education,
January 31, 2012 - King’s College recently received an $8,000 grant from the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) that will be used to expand the College’s faculty-led study-abroad program offerings to Central and Eastern European countries, to develop a Slavic Cultures course that will become part of the King’s curriculum, and to conduct public presentations on Slavic cultures.
February 3, 2012 – Frank Hacken was recently named director of campus safety and security at King’s College. He will coordinate all aspects of campus safety and security, including oversight of the campus security department and education and compliance with work safety.