King’s College Chemistry Club will present a traditional ghoulish exhibition of chemical delights in commemoration of National Chemistry Week and Halloween with the 17th Annual “Things that Go Boom in the Night” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, located on North River Street.
Following a national search, Corry Unis has been appointed vice president for enrollment management at King’s College, according to an announcement from College president Father John Ryan, C.S.C.
Formerly director of admissions at Alfred University, Unis has joined the King’s College Senior Staff and is responsible for leading the College’s admissions and financial aid functions of the College.
King’s College has been awarded a $75,000 grant by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program to fund a four-week group trip to Uganda next summer to study the East African’s nation’s models of education.
Award-winning novelist Amy Bloom will read excerpts from her work during a free public event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. Bloom is the 2013 Visiting Writer, a program co-sponsored by the College’s English Department and “Experiencing the Arts” Program. Bloom will also work with English students on their creative writing as part of a two-day campus residency.
Dr. Robin Field, associate professor of English and director of Women’s Studies Department at King’s College, recently published the article “‘You No Real Man’: Constructing Gender, Sexuality, and the Asian American Subject in Jana Monji’s ‘Kim’” in the journal “Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies.” She was also recently appointed associate editor of the journal “South Asian Review.”
A research paper on undergraduate business ethics instruction co-written by the president, a faculty member, and a graduate of King’s College was chosen for presentation and recognized for distinction at the Academy of Management (AOM) conference held recently in Orlando.
Five King’s students have been selected to receive educational assistance grants made possible by a five-year federal grant awarded to the College in 2010. Funds from the grant are allowing King’s to expand its physician assistant studies program by up to five students per year through 2015 to meet the growing national need for primary care providers.
Brother David Andrews, C.S.C., senior representative of Food and Water Watch and former executive director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, will deliver the 2013 Feast of Saint Francis Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
The King’s Theatre Department will begin the 2013-14 season with performances of John Cariani’s comedy “Almost, Maine” on Oct. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 5 and 6 at 2 p.m. in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
September 16, 2013 - King’s College was recently awarded a grant of almost $88,000 from the National Science Foundation to purchase a differential scanning calorimeter which will be used for both undergraduate chemistry classes and for cooperative faculty/student research in interdisciplinary subject areas.
The calorimeter will by used by faculty members in the chemistry department and will support collaborative research in polymer science, biochemistry, and catalyst science.