The 2013-14 King’s College Annual Fund campaign recently culminated with an on-campus victory luncheon and volunteer recognition event. Contributions and pledges to the Annual Fund totaled more than $1.32 million. Funds raised during the campaign will help King’s College students with scholarship support, provide funds for faculty development, and enhance campus improvements.
Two King’s College students were selected to receive scholarships from Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national scholastic honor society for students in Catholic colleges and universities.
Ashley Panko, a senior English major, received a Delta Epsilon Sigma Graduate Fellowship for 2014-15. She has been accepted into a master’s degree program in English at University of Virginia, where she will begin her studies in the fall.
King’s College is offering an opportunity for struggling elementary school learners to interact in small group and one-on-one literacy interventions during a Reading Clinic to be held the week of June 23-28.
Twenty four students who are entering second through fifth grade in the fall will be accepted for the study on a first-come, first served basis. Ideally, students for the study should have been diagnosed as reading at least two grade levels below the class they are entering.
Cantores Christi Regis, the 28-member choral group of King’s College, will perform a program of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral music during their annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, located at Franklin and Jackson streets.
Twelve King’s College Athletic Training Program majors, under the supervision of sports medicine faculty, provided Functional Movement Screenings (FMS) at the Northeast Pennsylvania Sports and Fitness Expo that was held recently at the Wyoming Valley Sports Dome.
The FMS is a ranking and grading system that documents movement patterns that are key to normal function. By screening these patterns, the FMS readily identifies functional limitations and asymmetries.
King’s College sophomore business majors had the opportunity this semester to participate in the Target Case Competition. The College received a $3,500 grant from the retail giant to use as prize money for a competition involving teams of students who are given a case study from Target and have to design a solution and present their findings to a panel of judges.
Two members of the King’s College community recently participated in a panel presentation as part of a Women’s History Month program, titled “Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” which was held at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.
The enchantment of Sirens will lure audiences to a deserted island, where magic, fairies and romance collide in a moonlit forest during the King’s College Theatre Department’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at 7:30 p.m. April 9-12 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Eight local residents were recently inducted as members of the King’s College Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL), a national honor society which celebrates the scholarship and leadership of adult students in higher education.
Atty. Jacqueline Zabresky has been named chairperson of the upcoming Community Campaign at King’s College.
Contributions to the five-week Community Phase, which will begin in late March, will help King’s to build scholarship and faculty development funds, construct new facilities and renovate existing buildings, purchase equipment for classroom support, and provide for campus expansion and beautification.