Theologian Dr. Kathryn Getek Soltis to deliver Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture at King’s

Theologian Dr. Kathryn Getek Soltis will deliver the Peace and Justice Center’s Annual Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. Titled "Visiting the Prisoner: Theological-Ethical Reflections on a Forgotten Place,” the lecture will be open to the public free of charge. The program is co-sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and Peace and Justice Center of Wilkes-Barre.

King’s College welcomes new faculty

Three new full-time faculty members have joined King’s College for the academic year.

Rita Cross is an assistant clinical professor of physician assistant studies. She recently served as director of the Student Health Center at King’s. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and physician assistant certificate from King’s in 1982.

29 King’s Education Program Participants Begin Student Teaching

Twenty-nine King’s College students have begun their 14-week student teaching experience in neighboring elementary and high schools during the fall semester. The supervised student teaching experience is necessary to fulfill King’s degree requirements and to obtain a Pennsylvania Teacher Certificate.

King's College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

King’s Places High in National Rankings Which Stress Student Outcomes and Service to Community

For the fourth consecutive year, King’s College has been recognized as among the best master’s degree granting institutions in the country in a national ranking which recognizes higher learning institutions for service to the community and social mobility of the student body.

The rankings appear in the September/October issue of “Washington Monthly” magazine. The rankings were based on three evenly weighted selection criteria; social mobility, service, and research.

Students Earn Master’s Degree from King’s Physician Assistant Program

Nine local residents were among the 41students who 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.

The Class of 2013 is the 36th graduating class of the King’s Physician Assistant Program, the longest established program in Luzerne or Lackawanna County.

King’s to Host Anniversary Celebration of “I Have a Dream Speech” August 29

King’s College will host a free public celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 29, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.

The highlight of the event, titled “MLK: 50 Years of an Unforgettable Dream,” will involve Ronald Felton, president of the Wilkes-Barre Chapter of the NAACP, reenacting the speech delivered at the Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C., in 1963.


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