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King’s Sports Medicine Society collects canned goods for local food bank

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 Holds Annual Legal Career Day Program

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.

King’s College Theatre Named in Honor of George P. Maffei, II ‘79

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.

King’s College Theatre Department to stage Tom Stoppard’s witty comedy ‘Arcadia’

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 faculty members perform chemistry and physics Halloween experiments for area children

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.

King’s students participate in MSB Forum

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.

King’s College Hosts Events for Hunger for Justice Week

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.

Elizabeth Rafter named Learning Disabilities Coordinator at King’s

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.

Local legal community holds Red Mass at King’s College

October 17, 2012 – A traditional Red Mass was celebrated recently in the King’s College Chapel of Christ the King. The Mass is held annually on the same day as the opening session of the United States Supreme Court to invoke God’s blessing upon members of the legal profession, including members of the King’s College community and the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association. A Red Mass has been hosted at King’s since 2002.

King’s Announces Engineering Dual Degree Program with U. of Notre Dame

King’s College and the University of Notre Dame have reached an agreement on a dual degree program in engineering in which students will earn a bachelor’s degree in one of three academic disciplines from King’s and a bachelor’s degree in one of six engineering disciplines from the University of Notre Dame after five years of study.

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