King’s College has appointed Jasmine Tabron director of Multicultural and International Student Programs/Diversity. Her primary responsibilities will be to enhance the multicultural environment of the College community through co-curricular initiatives and programs that address the needs and interests of a culturally diverse population.
Sixty one 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.
Local high school students will showcase a variety of original creative works in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College during the Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Artists Exhibition from Oct. 5-26.
King’s College will continue its efforts to increase the sustainability of its campus and decrease its carbon footprint with the planned installation this fall of 340 solar panels on the roof of the Scandlon Gymnasium annex. The panels will be purchased, installed, and maintained at no cost to the College through a unique partnership with Wilkes-Barre based Endless Mountain Solar Services, LLC. The partnership is the first of its kind for both King’s and Endless Mountain Solar.
The King’s College Theatre Department raises the curtain on the 2015-16 season with performances of the Tony Award-winning musical, “1776,” music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, book by Peter Stone. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-3 and Oct. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.
The King’s College Physician Assistant (PA) Department recently hosted a three-day board review conference conducted by Certified Medical Educators (CertMedEd). The conference was attended by approximately 130 people from states including Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina and others.
Atty. Joseph McGettigan, the lead prosecutor in the trial of serial child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky, and child rights expert Atty. Heather Hulse will discuss child abuse prevention and bullying, respectively, at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Burke Auditorium, located in the William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s College.
Rich Pinola, a 1967 graduate of King’s College, has been selected as the second recipient of the Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership. The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held October 22 at the Union League of Philadelphia.
King’s College is hosting a Visiting Scholar through the prestigious Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program during the current academic year. Dr. Pankaj Chakraborty is a renowned professor in political theory, Indian and western political thought, public administration, and human rights.
King’s College will host a panel discussion on the encyclical of Pope Francis, “Laudato si,” at 4:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the Snyder Room, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, at King’s College. A theologian, economist, environmental scientist, and a local rabbi will offer different expertise and perspectives of Pope Francis' letter on the care of creation and the environment.