The enchantment of Sirens will lure audiences to a deserted island, where magic, fairies and romance collide in a moonlit forest during the King’s College Theatre Department’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at 7:30 p.m. April 9-12 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Eight local residents were recently inducted as members of the King’s College Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL), a national honor society which celebrates the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education.
Atty. Jacqueline Zabresky has been named chairperson of the upcoming Community Campaign at King’s College.
Contributions to the five-week Community Phase, which will begin in late March, will help King’s to build scholarship and faculty development funds, construct new facilities and renovate existing buildings, purchase equipment for classroom support, and provide for campus expansion and beautification.
Dr. Ray Gamache, assistant professor of mass communications at King’s College, has published an article in the journal, “Journalism History.” The title of the article is “Breaking Eggs’ for a Holodomor: Walter Duranty, ‘The New York Times’, and the Denigration of Gareth Jones.”
The Information and Instructional Technology Services (IITS) Department at King’s College recently donated more than $3,000 in computer equipment to the after-school programs held at the McGlynn Learning Center and Mineral Springs Center in Wilkes-Barre.
Author and theological scholar Dr. J. Kameron Carter will deliver the annual Rev. Donald J. Grimes, C.S.C., Divine Wisdom Lecture, titled, Post-racial Blues: Religion at the Crossroads of ‘Avatar’ and ‘District 9’,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
Social ethics scholar Dr. Maureen O’Connell of LaSalle University will discuss theology’s role in social transformation during two free public lectures at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, at King’s College.
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.