King’s Students/Radio Station Nominated for National Awards

February 6, 2012 - Twelve student staff members of the King’s College radio station, WRKC-FM, are finalists for Intercollegiate Broadcasting Service (IBS) Awards.  King’s placed finalists in 10 of the 38 categories in which awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held March 3 in New York City.  WRKC’s 10 nominations were the most from among IBS member stations in Pennsylvania. This is the first time WRKC submitted nominees for the annual awards.

Two King’s Employees Receive National Holy Cross Award

February 1, 2012 - Two local residents and long-time dining room assistants at Moreau Court, the residence of the Holy Cross priests and brothers at King’s College, were among nine people selected to receive the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, an annual recognition by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the critical importance lay people play in living out the vision and mission of Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., to make God known, loved and served in education,

King’s Receives Grant from FCSLA to Expand Study Abroad to Slovak Countries

January 31, 2012 - King’s College recently received an $8,000 grant from the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) that will be used to expand the College’s faculty-led study-abroad program offerings to Central and Eastern European countries, to develop a Slavic Cultures course that will become part of the King’s curriculum, and to conduct public presentations on Slavic cultures.

Frank Hacken Named Director, Campus Safety and Security at King’s

February 3, 2012 – Frank Hacken was recently named director of campus safety and security at King’s College. He will coordinate all aspects of campus safety and security, including oversight of the campus security department and education and compliance with work safety.

72 King’s students participating in spring internship program

January 27, 2012 – Seventy-two junior, senior, and graduate level King’s College students are participating in spring semester internships at 53 sponsoring organizations.


Campion Society to host writing workshop, reading

January 25, 2012 – The Campion Literary Society at King’s College will host a pair of free public events for creative writers. The events include an open reading to share original work with the King’s community and public and a writing workshop on the craft of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Education Program Participants Begin Student Teaching

January 24, 2012- Forty-seven King’s College students have begun a 14-week student teaching experience at area elementary, junior-high, and senior-high schools. The supervised student teaching experience is necessary to fulfill King’s degree requirements and to obtain a Pennsylvania Teacher Certificate.                                                                                                             

Wightman to showcase works in Widmann Gallery

December 22, 2012 – Crystal Wightman of Swoyersville captures scenic landscapes which detail the small side of life through a format known as Macro Photography.  She will display a variety of landscape, wildlife and macro photographs in the “Small Side of Life” exhibition from Jan. 9 through Feb. 23 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.

Early Learning Center collects items for Toys for Tots

December 19, 2011 – The King’s College Early Learning Center teamed up with King's faculty, staff and students this holiday season to collect more than 100 toys for the Marines Annual Toys for Tots campaign. The childcare center, managed by Hildebrandt Learning Centers, LLC, held a competition to determine which classrooms collected the most toys. The collected toys will be distributed to families in Luzerne County.

Students awarded scholarship to study in Ireland

December 12, 2011 – King’s College juniors Tanya Cheeseman and Samantha Phelan have been awarded full-tuition scholarships to study during the spring semester in Northern Ireland as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program.


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