November 21, 2012 – The King’s College choir, Cantores Christi Regis, will celebrate the holiday season with free public performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, located at North Franklin and West Jackson streets.
Five King’s physician assistant studies students have beenselected 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.
Members of King’s College’s Sports Medicine Society, along with members of the department’s faculty, recently took part in the eleventh annual “Trick-or-Canning” food drive.
Members of the group, dressed in Halloween costumes, collected more than 1,200 non-perishable food items from neighborhoods in Kingston and Mountain Top to be donated to St. Vincent dePaul Kitchen. This year’s community service effort marked a record total of goods collected.
King’s College recently hosted its annual Legal Career Day which involved approximately 100 juniors and seniors from six local high schools.
The students, who have an interest in the legal profession, heard presentations from King’s faculty and student representatives involved in the Pre-Law Program, as well as local attorneys Joseph Cosgrove and Jane Acri.
As a result of a gift to King’s College from area natives Carmen and Sandra Maffei, the theatre at King’s College has been named in honor of their late son, George P. Maffei, II, a 1979 graduate of King’s, and an endowment has been established in his name to provide a student scholarship.
The scholarship will be awarded annually to a “student interested in participating in theatre productions.” The first recipient of the scholarship will be named this fall.
The King’s College Theatre Department will present Tom Stoppard’s comedy “Arcadia” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-17 and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Winner of the 1995 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, “Arcadia” is set in an English country house in the years 1809-1812 and the present day. The story follows two modern scholars whose lives are intertwined with the lives of the people who lived in the elegant estate 180 years earlier.
King’s College Chemistry Club will present a traditional ghoulish exhibition of chemical delights in commemoration of National Chemistry Week and Halloween with the 16th Annual “Things that Go Boom in the Night” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, located on North River Street.
October 31, 2012 – Eighty-two students from the King’s College, William G. McGowan School of Business participated in the Eighth Annual McGowan School of Business Forum held recently at the Union League of Philadelphia.
October 31, 2012 – King’s College will present a series of on-campus events as a part of the Hunger for Justice Week, Nov. 12-18.
There will be events throughout the week designed to remind students of those who are homeless and starving around the world. Students will be involved in events including a 60-hour homeless experience, dance party at Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter, Hunger Banquet, and CEO food distribution service project.
October 19, 2012 – Elizabeth Rafter has been named Learning Disabilities Coordinator at King’s College. As a member of the College’s Academic Skills Center, she is primarily responsible for working with students enrolled in the First Year Academic Studies program. The program assists King’s students in all aspects of college life, including time management and research skills, test preparation, and assistance in developing self-advocacy.