King’s College and the family of Eric J. Williams have joined together to establish a scholarship in his name on the first anniversary of his death. A 2003 graduate of King’s with a degree in criminal justice, Williams was serving as a federal corrections officer when he was ambushed and killed by an inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary at Canaan, Wayne County, on February 25, 2013.
Twenty two King’s College students recently completed an Entrepreneurship Institute, a 15-hour certified training program which teaches fundamental concepts of idea generation, market assessment, and how to develop and implement an idea.
Seventy-four junior, senior, and graduate level King’s College students are participating in spring semester internships at 52 sponsoring organizations.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Dr. F. Daniel Davis, director of bioethics for Geisinger Health System, will deliver the 2014 Saint André Bessette Lecture, titled “Between Duty and Virtue: Ethics in Medicine,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the same time on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
The King’s College Theatre Department will stage the classic musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls,” based on the book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, and featuring Frank Loesser’s timeless score, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 20-22, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Dr. William Irwin, chair and professor of philosophy at King’s College, has recently published the paper, titled “Writing for the Reader,” in “Essays in Philosophy.” He also published “’Fight Club’, Self-definition, and the Fragility of Authenticity,” in “Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia.”
King’s College students will have an opportunity to participate in two master’s degree programs with the University of Notre Dame’s prestigious Mendoza College of Business beginning in the 2014-15 academic year. King’s is the only college in the country with this unique arrangement with the University of Notre Dame.
Michelle Giovagnoli has been named director of institutional and academic grants at King’s College. She will be responsible for identifying, obtaining, and managing grants from public and private sources, and working with faculty to help educate and assist with grant-related opportunities.
Eleven King's College students are studying or interning in foreign countries for academic credit during the spring semester.
Ashley Gomola is studying at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. She is a sophomore majoring in Physician Assistant Studies.
Kelsey James, a senior majoring in mass communications, is participating in a Wilkes University faculty-led program to London, England.
Gregory Janik, clinical professor of athletic training at King’s College, was presented the 2014 Jeffrey Stone Service Award from the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA). The award is provided to an EATA member for their unselfish and dedicated efforts to serve and advance the EATA student program.