A group of local educators and college students led by Dr. Margarita Rose, chair of the King’s economics department, and funded in part by a $75,000 grant by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, is visiting Uganda for a month to study the country’s models of education. Each member of the 13-person travel group is taking turns contributing a daily post to a blog of their experiences.
Dr. Sandra Loeb, associate professor of marketing at King’s College, recently travelled to Zambia in Southern Africa to evaluate training programs for family’s receiving microloans through Power of Love, a non-profit charity that provides holistic care to children in Zambia infected with AIDS.
Dr. Fevzi Akinci, associate dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business and director of the Graduate Health Care Administration Program at King’s College, recently delivered the keynote address titled “The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Sustainability Framework for the Turkish Primary Health Care Reforms” at the 1st Balkan Conference on Health Sciences held at Trakya University in Edirne, Turkey.
The King’s College McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program recently completed its eighth Summer Residential Enrichment Program for high school juniors and seniors. The summer residential program is an extension of the weekly mentoring program that take place during the academic year.
Thirteen local grade school students and 12 candidates for a Master’s degree in reading from King’s College recently completed the College’s second annual Reading Clinic.
The goal of the week-long event is to pair students looking for assistance in improving their reading comprehension level with people in the master’s of reading degree program at King’s. Many of the master’s degree students are full-time grade school teachers.
Nineteen King’s College students recently completed a three week faculty-led study abroad program to Spain and Morocco.
The program, titled “Geographies of Europe - Spain and Morocco: Interfaith Communities and the Boundaries of Mediterranean Identity,” included visits to museums, landmarks, churches, mosques and synagogues, and excursions to Madrid, Salamanca, Cordoba, Granada and Rabat, Morocco.
The 47 students entering their final year of the master’s degree physician assistant studies program at King’s College recently began their clinical rotations, many with local health care practitioners. A twelve-week rotation in family medicine and separate six-week rotations in medical specialties including emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and general surgery will conclude with their graduation from the program in August 2015.
Eight King's College students recently completed a three-week faculty-led study abroad program to the Los Amigos Biological Station in the lowland Amazon forest in Peru.
Student participants were Paige Desaulniers, Buffalo, N.Y.; Leann Dudash, Wilkes-Barre; Elizabeth Hoover, Dallas; Nicholas Humphreys, Kingston; Chad Katra, Tunkhannock; Elizabeth Lorenz, Hazleton; Rebecca Taylor, Dauphin; and Jacob Quin, Norristown.
“The Idea of a Catholic College: Charism, Curricula, and Community,” a two-day conference on the distinctive mission of Catholic colleges in higher education, will be held September 19-20 at King’s College.
The Reverend John Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will provide the conference’s keynote address at 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. The public is invited to attend the keynote address.