King’s College will host a free public celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 29, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.
The highlight of the event, titled “MLK: 50 Years of an Unforgettable Dream,” will involve Ronald Felton, president of the Wilkes-Barre Chapter of the NAACP, reenacting the speech delivered at the Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C., in 1963.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer José Galvez will display a collection of photographs exploring the lives of Hispanic women in a free public art exhibition, titled “Latina,” from Sunday, Sept. 8, through Sept. 14 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. Galvez will discuss his works during a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Burke Auditorium of the William G. McGowan School of Business on N. River St.
The students entering their final year of the master’s degree physician assistant studies program at King’s College recently began their clinical rotations. 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 2014.
The King’s College Early Learning Center, managed by Hildebrandt Learning Centers, has been approved by the state to participate in the free Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts early childhood education program and is accepting applications to enroll eligible families and their children for the program which will start in late August. The center’s Pre-K Counts certification by Pennsylvania is for a period of five years.
Gregory Janik, clinical professor of athletic training at King’s College, has been appointed to the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Advisory Board for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The TBI Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Department of Health was established in August 2001, and includes family members of TBI survivors; individuals living with a TBI; as well as representatives from government and health care institutions and community-based organizations.
Local citizens were recently awarded certificates upon completion of English as a Second Language courses at Kings College.
The classes are part of the Colleges comprehensive McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program, which aims to stress the importance and
possibility of a college education to area Hispanic middle school and high school students and offers continuing education
opportunities to Hispanic adults.
Fifteen King’s College students were recently inducted to Beta Gamma Sigma, a 100-year-old honor society which serves business programs that are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an international accrediting agency.
King’s College Physician Assistant (PA) Studies faculty members Jocelyn Hook, MPAS, PA-C, and Justine Samanas, MPAS, PA-C, recently participated in a panel discussion, titled “Extending the Scope of the Primary Care Physician” at the Hospice of Sacred Heart in Moosic. The panel discussion was part of the Hospice’s monthly Lunch and Learn Series, a free public educational forum.