King’s College recently received a $75,000 grant from The George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, Mass. The funds will be used to purchase a fluorescent microscope for the biology and chemistry departments and also to acquire materials for 10 physics experiments designed to investigate the fundamental properties of matter, light and energy.
Elizabeth Doherty has joined King’s College as director of alumni relations and annual giving. She will be responsible for creating, managing, and producing alumni and annual giving related communications. In addition, Doherty will be working with the director of alumni relations and helping with annual giving and institutional advancement functions.
Forty nine King’s College students recently travelled to the nation’s capital to participate in the fifth annual Career Day sponsored by the King’s Washington, D.C., Area Alumni Club (KWAC).
King’s College students who participated in a faculty-led study abroad experience to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia will display a collection of photographs from their experience during a free public art exhibition from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Nov.15, as part of the Diamond City Art Walk at Barnes and Noble bookstore in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
King’s College has assumed leadership of a program designed to increase the involvement of local low-income families in their children’s education and that provides college students to serve as tutors for the fifth through eighth grade students.
The King’s College Theatre Department will perform David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Rabbit Hole,” on Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Dr. Colin Heydt, associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida, will examine the philosophy of the Declaration of Independence during a free public lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
Members of the King’s College’s Sports Medicine Society, along with members of the department’s faculty, recently took part in the twelfth annual “Trick-or-Canning” food drive.
Members of the group, dressed in Halloween costumes, collected more than 1,000 non-perishable food items from neighborhoods in Kingston and Mountain Top to be donated to St. Vincent dePaul Kitchen.
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.
Dr. Brian Mangan, professor of environmental science/biology and director of the Environmental Program at King’s College, received a number of summer grants to support his ongoing research of the Susquehanna River.