Dr. William Irwin, Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at King’s College, was recently the subject of an author-meets-critics-session for his book, “The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism without Consumerism,” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association meeting in Kansas City. The book was published in 2015 by Wiley-Blackwell.
Seven local residents were recently inducted to King’s College’s Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society which celebrates the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education.
Catherine Cosman, recently retired senior policy analyst for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, will discuss religious liberty in Russian and its impact on foreign policy at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
The King’s College Theatre Department will present playwright John Patrick Shanley’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, “Doubt: A Parable,” at 7:30 p.m. on March 30-April 1, and April 6-8, and at 2 p.m. on April 2 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the King’s College Physician Assistant (PA) Program sponsored by King’s College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Award-winning author Susan Muaddi Darraj has been named the keynote speaker for the annual King’s-Wilkes Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. Muaddi Darraj will discuss feminism and representations of Arab women during the free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
King’s College Theatre Department will host the inaugural George P. and Giovita Maffei Family High School Shakespeare Competition on Saturday, April 22, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. High school students will participate in acting and writing competitions for cash prizes by presenting material from Shakespearean literature in various artistic forms.
Officials of King’s College and Villanova University recently completed an affiliation agreement that will allow either King’s juniors or seniors guaranteed admission and an annual scholarship to Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law given they meet grade-point-average and Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) requirements.
Prize-winning poet and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Gregory Orr will read excerpts from his creative works at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. The event is free and open to the public. Orr is the 2016-17 Visiting Writer, a program sponsored by the College’s English Department. He will also work with English students on their creative writing as part of a two-day campus residency.
David Marchetti, associate clinical professor in sports medicine and athletic trainer at King’s College, has been selected as the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Young Professional’s Committee National Distinction Award.