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Kingston Resident Receives National Award from Holy Cross Congregation

Elaine Zavada, a Kingston resident who retired from King’s College in June after 55 years of service to King’s College. was among nine people selected to receive the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, an annual recognition by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the critical importance lay people play in living out the vision and mission of Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., to make God known, loved and served in education, parish and mission settings.

Local photographer hosts first solo gallery showing in King’s Widmann Gallery

Lawrence Lang of Shickshinny will display a variety of landscape and macro photographs in an exhibition titled, “A Closer Look,” in King’s College Widmann Gallery from Monday, Feb. 25, through Friday, April 5.

The King’s exhibit will be Lang’s first solo gallery showing. A Northwest Area High School graduate, Lang earned an associate’s degree in broadcast communications and is currently completing the photography certificate program at Luzerne County Community College.

58 King’s students participating in spring internship program

King’s College Office Career Planning recently held an orientation session for students who registered for spring internships.

Fifty-eight junior, senior, and graduate level King’s College students registered for spring semester internships at 45 sponsoring organizations.

King’s College Theatre Department to debut Patrick Barlow’s ‘The 39 Steps’

The King’s College Theatre Department will host the regional premiere of Patrick Barlow’s comedy “The 39 Steps” at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14-16, 21-23 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the George P. Maffei II Theater.

King’s sophomore awarded Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship

King’s College sophomore Wilton “Diego” Curiel of Wilkes-Barre recently received a 2012 Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded to students committed to serving the local community and who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership experience, and high ethical character.

King’s Athletic Training Program to Host Concussion Course

Three members of the King’s College Athletic Training Education Program Department will host and present the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Approved Spring Regional Concussion Course from 2 -4 p.m. Sunday, February, 17, in the Burke Auditorium of the William McGowan School of Business, N. River and West Union streets, Wilkes-Barre.

King’s Students Research Baltimore Mine Disaster; Present Findings at Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting in Harrisburg

Eight King’s College students, under the direction of history department faculty members Daniel Clasby and Thomas Mackaman, have conducted extensive research on the 1919 Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster in Wilkes-Barre.

The research effort was undertaken in response to a request to King’s from the Wilkes-Barre Mayor’s office for assistance.  The Mayor’s office was contacted by Katie Laverly, a local resident whose two uncles were among the 92 miners killed in the incident.

Dr. Donald Kraybill to discuss Amish enterprise during free public lecture at King’s

Anabaptist scholar Dr. Donald Kraybill of Elizabethtown University will discuss “What’s Amish about Amish Business? Ethics, Economics, and Entrepreneurship,” during a free public lecture at King’s College at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, located on North River Street. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Feb. 6.

47 King’s Education Program Participants Begin Student Teaching

Forty-seven King’s College students have begun a 14-week student teaching experience at area elementary, junior-high, and senior-high schools. The supervised student teaching experience is necessary to fulfill King’s degree requirements and to obtain a Pennsylvania Teacher Certificate.

King’s College is a Catholic College Sponsored by the congregation of Holy Cross.

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