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.
Three members of the King’s College faculty have published articles in the “Ethics in Focus” forum section of the recent issue of an academic journal, “Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities.”
Dr. Ray Gamache, assistant professor of mass communications at King’s College, will present a lecture, titled “The Ethics of Famine Reporting: Gareth Jones and the Ukrainian Famine,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
Dr. Sunny Weiland, assistant professor of education at King’s College, was recently chosen as the recipient of the 2013 “Outstanding Young Educator Award” by the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD).
Each year, the PASCD presents the award to an educator who demonstrates “exemplary commitment and exceptional contribution to the profession.”
Fifty four students recently began the professional phase of the King’s College Physician Assistant Studies program.