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UN Art Ambassador Ibiyinka Alao to give free public lecture at King’s

August 30, 2012 – Award-winning Nigerian artist and United Nations Art Ambassador Ibiyinka Alao will display artwork and discuss his craft during a free public lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept.10, in the Fitzgerald Room of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets.

King’s College welcomes new faculty

August 29, 2012 – Ten new full-time faculty members have joined King’s College for the 2012-13 academic year.

Dr. Fevzi Akinci is professor of health care administration. He previously was vice president for academic affairs and professor and dean of the faculty of Economics Administrative Sciences at Zirve University in Gaziantep, Turkey. He earned a doctorate and master’s degree from St. Louis University and a bachelor’s degree at HacettepeUniversity in Ankara, Turkey.

Donation from Local Couple’s Estate Endows Scholarship at King’s College

August 24, 2012 - King’s College has received a gift of more than $473,000 from the estate of Norbert and Victoria Gustitus of Exeter.  According to the estate documents, the funds will be used to establish an endowed memorial scholarship in the couple’s name to be given to “students who are financially in need of assistance and who are academically qualified to attend King’s College.”

Students Earn Master’s Degree from King’s Physician Assistant Program

August 24, 2012 - Thirty eight students recently completed the physician assistant studies master’s degree program at King’s College and received their degrees at the College’s annual summer commencement ceremonies.

Rev. Thomas Looney, C.S.C. named director of campus ministry at King’s

August 21, 2012 – Father Thomas Looney, C.S.C., has been named director of Campus Ministry and College Chaplain at King’s College. He will be primarily responsible for overseeing the spiritual needs of the campus community, including the celebration of Sunday and weekday mass, sacramental preparation, and faith formation programs.

8 King’s students studying abroad this fall

August 21, 2012 – Eight King's College students are studying in foreign countries for academic credit during the fall semester.

Maxwell Allegro will study at the Grenoble School of Management in Grenoble, France, through the King’saffiliated program with Academic Programs International. He is a junior majoring in international business.

Emily Biffen will study at the University of Manchester in Manchester, England. She is a junior majoring in human resource management.

King’s host local artist exhibition focusing on history of coal mining in NEPA

August 16, 2012 –Local artist Sue Hand will display 300 hexagon-shaped historical illustrations of mining in Northeastern Pennsylvania during the “Anthracite Miners and Their Hollowed Ground” exhibition in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College from Monday, Aug. 20, through Sept. 28.

Five King’s faculty receive teaching awards

August 10, 2012 – Five local faculty members recently received teaching awards or were named to established professorships at King’s College.

Dr. Gregory Bassham, Mountain Top, professor of philosophy, was named to the Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Professorship.

Dr. Amy Parsons, Jenkins Twp., was selected to receive the PNC Distinguished Service Professorship. She is professor of marketing.

The United States Province Elects New Provincial Superior

Notre Dame, Ind. – Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., was elected as the new Provincial Superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers by the Provincial Chapter in Portland, Ore., on Friday, June 15 (Feast Day of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus).

King's awards tenure to 7 faculty members

July 26, 2012 – Seven King's College faculty members were recently granted tenure by the College’s Board of Directors.

Promoted to associate professor were Dr. Bridget Costello, sociology; Dr. Robin Field, English; Dr. David Kyle Johnson, philosophy; Dr. Anna Minore, theology; Dr. Jeramia Ory, biology; Dr. Cristofer Scarboro, history; and Dr. Weiwei Zhang, mathematics.

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