Award-winning writer Jimmy Santiago Baca will read excerpts from his work during a free public event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. Baca is the 2014 Visiting Writer, a program co-sponsored by the College’s English Department and “Experiencing the Arts” Program. Baca will also work with English students on their creative writing as part of a two-day campus residency.
Local high school students will showcase a variety of original creative works in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College during “The Twelfth Invitational Emerging Artists Exhibition” from Oct. 6-31.
Dr. William Irwin, chair and professor of philosophy at King’s College, had his paper, titled “Authorial Declaration and Extreme Actual Intentionalism,” accepted for publication in “The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.”
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Combining Two Events Creates an Exciting Celebratory Weekend for Monarch Nation
King’s College will welcome back hundreds of alumni and friends for the 2014 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend, Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28. The College will combine these two important alumni events, homecoming and reunion, into a fall weekend scheduled with multiple celebratory activities.
Patrick Farrell has been named associate vice president of marketing and communications at King’s College. He will oversee the rollout of the college’s branding initiative and will coordinate the implementation of a strategic, integrated marketing communications plan for the college.
The King’s College Theatre Department will open the season with performances of the 60s rock opera, “Tommy,” The Who’s Pete Townshend’s electrifying tale of a catatonic adolescent’s journey into a pinball wizard. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 6 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 5 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
King’s has offered theatre productions for local audiences since 1950.
Mollie Wilson O’Reilly, associate editor of “Commonweal” magazine, will deliver the 2014 Feast of Saint Francis Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
Maura Modrovsky has been named community outreach coordinator at King’s College. She will be responsible for individual and group volunteer efforts at King’s, as well as managing the community-based work-study program and social justice education programs, such as Hunger for Justice Week.
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.