Seven King's College faculty members were recently granted tenure by the College’s Board of Directors.
Promoted to associate professor were Dr. Joan Blewitt, business and management; Dr. Todd Gutekunst, mathematics; Rev. Dan Issing, C.S.C., theology; Dr. Noreen O’ Connor, English; Dr. Ayesha Ray, political science; Dr. Isaac VonRue, chemistry; and Dr. Jill Yurko, education.
Author and “The Washington Post” political journalist Melinda Henneberger has been named the keynote speaker for the annual King’s-Wilkes Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. Henneberger will discuss sexual violence on college campuses during the free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
Dr. Bernard Prusak, associate professor of philosophy and director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s College, has had his book titled “Parental Obligations and Bioethics: The Duties of a Creator,” published by Routledge Press.
Prusak also published two cover stories in “Commonweal.” The story “Just Warriors, Unjust Wars?” was published on Feb. 7, while “Seeing as God Sees: Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’” was published on Jan. 10.
Artist Tom Sorresso uses the medium of enamel spray paint to create unexplored worlds and delve into the human imagination. He will display works created with enamel spray paint during a free, public exhibition, titled “Shadow Galaxy,” from Monday, March 10, through Monday, April 14, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.
King’s College and the family of Eric J. Williams have joined together to establish a scholarship in his name on the first anniversary of his death. A 2003 graduate of King’s with a degree in criminal justice, Williams was serving as a federal corrections officer when he was ambushed and killed by an inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary at Canaan, Wayne County, on February 25, 2013.
Twenty two King’s College students recently completed an Entrepreneurship Institute, a 15-hour certified training program which teaches fundamental concepts of idea generation, market assessment, and how to develop and implement an idea.
Dr. F. Daniel Davis, director of bioethics for Geisinger Health System, will deliver the 2014 Saint André Bessette Lecture, titled “Between Duty and Virtue: Ethics in Medicine,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the same time on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
The King’s College Theatre Department will stage the classic musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls,” based on the book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and featuring Frank Loesser’s timeless score, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 20-22, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Dr. William Irwin, chair and professor of philosophy at King’s College, has recently published the paper, titled “Writing for the Reader,” in “Essays in Philosophy.” He also published “’Fight Club’, Self-definition, and the Fragility of Authenticity,” in “Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia.”