King’s College will honor four alumni at a special awards luncheon during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Sept. 27-28. This year’s recipients are Joseph W. Balz, the Robert J. Ell Alumni Award for Outstanding Service to Alma Mater; Jonathan Deroba, The Leo Award; Brendan Dougher, Outstanding Professional Achievement; and Frank J. Nemshick, Jr., Service to Society.
King’s College has been again been placed on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity based on multiple factors related to success after graduation, affordability, student satisfaction, and student and faculty achievement.
M. Sheileen Godwin, associate technical professor and chair of the Theatre Department at King’s College, recently served as a panelist for the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream, which grants funds to support a variety of local and community arts activities. Godwin was part of a panel that reviewed grant applications for the Pocono Arts Council.
Dr. Ray Gamache, center, an assistant professor of communications at King’s College before his recent retirement, and his wife, Jane, left, made a $5,000 donation to the College on the occasion of his retirement which enabled the Mass Communications department to purchase three high definition field cameras.
The funds have also been used to upgrade audio, lighting, and storage media in communications classrooms and labs and in the College’s full high definition television studio.
The King’s College Theatre Department’s upcoming theatre season features new productions of award-winning plays for local and regional audiences, including a classic rock opera, two award-winning comedies, and a capstone presentation of one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated historical plays.
Dr. Gregory Bassham, professor of philosophy at King’s College, will deliver the Constitution Day Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
In the free public lecture titled “A Living Constitution,” Bassham will explore the long-simmering debate over the role of original intent in constitutional interpretation, and defend a moderate form of living constitutionalism.
Alyssa Conner of Swoyersville was recently awarded a $1,500 “Commonwealth Good Citizen” scholarship presented by The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). She is a sophomore majoring in accounting and business management at King’s College.
Economist Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci will deliver the 2014 King’s College Labor Day Lecture at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
Forty one 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.
Dr. Margarita Rose, professor and chair of the economics department at King’s College, led a team of 12 educators and college students this summer to study models of education in Uganda, Africa. A collection of photographs by the program’s participants will be on display from Aug. 25, through Sept. 26 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.
The four-week trip, funded in part by a grant by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, is titled “Learning from Uganda.”