September 16, 2013 - King’s College was recently awarded a grant of almost $88,000 from the National Science Foundation to purchase a differential scanning calorimeter which will be used for both undergraduate chemistry classes and for cooperative faculty/student research in interdisciplinary subject areas.
The calorimeter will by used by faculty members in the chemistry department and will support collaborative research in polymer science, biochemistry, and catalyst science.
King’s College will host several events this fall offering prospective students the opportunity to learn more about King’s College. The primary focus of these programs is to inform and update high school students and their families on the benefits of pursuing a King’s College education.
Five King's College students are studying in foreign countries for academic credit during the fall semester.
Taylor Brainard was awarded a full-tuition scholarship through the Irish-American Scholars Program to study at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown, Northern Ireland. She is a junior majoring in marketing and mass communications.
Theologian Dr. Kathryn Getek Soltis will deliver the Peace and Justice Center’s Annual Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. Titled "Visiting the Prisoner: Theological-Ethical Reflections on a Forgotten Place,” the lecture will be open to the public free of charge. The program is co-sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and Peace and Justice Center of Wilkes-Barre.
Three new full-time faculty members have joined King’s College for the academic year.
Rita Cross is an assistant clinical professor of physician assistant studies. She recently served as director of the Student Health Center at King’s. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and physician assistant certificate from King’s in 1982.
Twenty-nine King’s College students have begun their 14-week student teaching experience in neighboring elementary and high schools during the fall semester. The supervised student teaching experience is necessary to fulfill King’s degree requirements and to obtain a Pennsylvania Teacher Certificate.
King's College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Dr. Michelle Schmude, chair of the mass communications department at King’s College, recently published an article titled, “Growth and Sustainability Through Test Optional Admission Policies,” in the “International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management.”
The Campion Literary Society at King’s College will host a pair of free public events for people interested in creative writing. The events include a writing workshop on the craft of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and an opening reading to share original work.
For the fourth consecutive year, King’s College has been recognized as among the best master’s degree granting institutions in the country in a national ranking which recognizes higher learning institutions for service to the community and social mobility of the student body.
The rankings appear in the September/October issue of “Washington Monthly” magazine. The rankings were based on three evenly weighted selection criteria; social mobility, service, and research.