April 1, 2015 - King’s College recently received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to offer an Endorsement Program in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). The four course graduate level program is designed to provide training to area educators regarding the development and enhancement of STEM programs and practices in elementary and secondary schools.
March 30, 2015 - 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 to meet the growing national need for primary care providers.
March 30, 2015 - Twelve King’s College students were recently inducted to Psi Chi, an international honor society for students in psychology. The organization was founded more than 80 years ago for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining scholarship in, and advancing the science of psychology.
March 30, 2015 – Andreas Widmer, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at Catholic University of America’s School of Business & Economics, will deliver a free public lecture titled “Investing for the Poor vs. Investing in the Poor: A Heart or Mind for the Poor” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
March 27, 2015 – Dr. Shelley Burtt, Executive Director of the Camphill Foundation, is the keynote speaker of the 2015 King’s/Wilkes Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. She will discuss “The Politics of Caregiving in America: The Challenge of Camphill’s Model of Inclusive Care,” at 7 p.m., Monday, April 13, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
March 20, 2015 – Four King's College faculty members were recently granted tenure and promoted to associate professor by the College’s Board of Directors: Dr. Barbara Fenner, biology; Dr. Maria Jump, computer science; Dr. Nicole Mares, history; and Dr. Michele McGowan, health care administration.
March 19, 2015 - King’s College will host a free public program on eating disorders at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the Burke Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the William McGowan School of Business, corner of N. River and W. Union streets, Wilkes-Barre.
The event will feature a presentation by Jennifer Misunas Buckwash which will highlight her struggles with and recovery from an eating disorder.
March 13, 2015 - Faculty and students from the Department of Sports Medicine and the Department of Athletic Training at King’s College will begin an extensive non-invasive health study of Wyoming Valley men and women between the ages of 30 and 60 in March and are seeking interested participants.
March 12, 2015 - 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 in Philadelphia.
March 5, 2015 – The Kelci Ever After Memorial Fund of The Luzerne Foundation recently donated $2,500 to King’s College to be used for a student’s study abroad experience, service learning trips, and the Office of Career Planning’s “Dress for Success” program.