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Dr. Shelley Burtt to deliver keynote address at King’s/Wilkes Gender Studies Conference

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. 

King's awards tenure to 4 faculty members

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. 

King’s to Host Program on Eating Disorders March 30

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.

King’s College Seeks Participants for Extensive Wyoming Valley Health Study

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.

Pinola Selected as Recipient of Annual Lackenmier Award for Achievement and Leadership

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.

Kelci Ever After Memorial Fund donates to King’s

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.

Religion scholar Dr. Amy-Jill Levine to discuss Jesus’s parables during lecture at King’s

February 27, 2015 – Religion scholar Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, will discuss the historical context of Jesus’s parables and the content of his teachings at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 16, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. The lecture is this year’s “Divine Wisdom Lecture.”

King’s College and St. George’s University Sign Articulation Agreement To Benefit Doctor and Veterinary Degree Candidates

February 25, 2015 - King’s College officials recently finalized an articulation agreement with St. George’s University (SGU), Grenada, which will provide international options for students interested in medical or veterinary careers.

Three King’s College Physician Assistant Studies Majors Receive Scholarships from The Peyton Walker Foundation

January 23, 2015 - Three junior physician assistant studies majors from King’s College have received $2,500 scholarships from The Peyton Walker Foundation. The foundation was established to honor Peyton Walker, a King’s physician assistant studies major and a classmate of the three scholarship recipients. Walker died unexpectedly in November 2013 from sudden cardiac arrest.

Abstract artist to display collection of works during exhibit at King’s Widmann Gallery

February 20, 2015 – Abstract artist Jeremy Petrachonis will display a variety of art works, including pastels, charcoal and oil paintings, and sculptures during a free, public exhibition titled, “Abstraction,” from March 9 through April 17 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. 

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