Anne Thompson, a 16-year veteran of NBC News, will deliver the address to graduates at the 64th annual Commencement exercises to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Mohegan Sun Arena. Approximately 500 students will receive either a bachelor’s, master’s or associate degree at the ceremony. In addition to addressing the graduates, Thompson will receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree from King’s.
Twenty nine King’s students and five members of the faculty or administration were recently inducted to the College’s chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national honor society of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition. The national organization was founded in 1939. Candidates for membership must have a record of “outstanding” academic accomplishment and have completed at least 50 percent of their course work for a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.5.
While globalization can create opportunities and prospects for prosperity, it also has the potential to ignite crisis and disaster. The issue of globalization will be examined by a variety of speakers, from scholars and students to community members and corporate presidents, as part of the 2013 Global Landscapes Conference at King’s College on April 17-18.
The King’s College Theatre Department will perform William Shakespeare’s historic tragedy “Richard III” from April 11-13 and April 15 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. in the George P. Maffei II Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.
Tina Arendash of McAdoo joined King’s College as a college counselor in the Counseling Center. She will provide individual and group counseling of students, consult with faculty and staff on student-related issues, provide on-call services and crisis intervention for students, and assist in the development of Counseling Center outreach programs in specialized areas.
Dr. Atiya Stokes-Brown, associate professor of political science at Bucknell University, will present a lecture entitled “The Difference Women Candidates Make in Women's Political Participation” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25, in the Burke Auditorium, located in the William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s College.
The Corporation for National and Community Service has named King's to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the seventh consecutive year based on exemplary service efforts during the 2011-12 academic year. King's is the only Wyoming Valley institution of higher learning to be named to the Honor Roll each year since its 2006 launch.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, King’s students combined for more than 180,000 service hours.
The Campion Literary Society at King’s College will host a pair of free public events for creative writers: a writing workshop on the craft of poetry, fiction and non-fiction and an open reading to share original work with the King’s community and public.
March 4, 2013 – Ethics scholar Dr. Richard Miller will discuss “After the American Century: The Moral Challenge of China’s Rise,” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, at King’s College in the Walsh Room, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets.