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.
A group of local professionals has been established as an advisory board for King’s College’s 3-2 dual degree engineering program with the University of Notre Dame.
The degree program, which began this fall at King’s, allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of three academic disciplines from King’s and a bachelor’s degree in one of six engineering disciplines from the University of Notre Dame after five years of study.
Collected during various service experiences coordinated through the Shoval Center for Engagement and Learning, King’s College students and staff will display photographs that reflect the social justice issues of hunger and homelessness during a free public exhibition, titled “Hungering for Justice,” from Monday, Nov. 4, through Dec. 13 in the Widmann Gallery.
King’s College students Taylor Brainard, Jesse Harvey, and Kelsey Jones have been awarded full-tuition scholarships to study in Northern Ireland during the 2013-2014 academic year as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program.
Brainard is studying during the fall semester at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland. The recipient of a Presidential Scholarship at King’s, Brainard is a junior majoring in marketing with a minor in mass communications.
William Reynolds, MPAS, PA-C, associate clinical professor and clinical director of the King’s College Department of Physician Assistant Studies, will serve a one-year appointment as second vice speaker for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) House of Delegates.