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.
Since 2007, Jim Burke and Sue Hand have searched for the perfect place to display the “Anthracite Miners and Their Hollowed Ground” exhibit. Both agree that the new King’s on the Square facility in Wilkes-Barre is the ideal venue through which a wider public can be educated through the artistic depictions about the daily life of an anthracite coal miner.
Given the overall demand for qualified engineers among leading businesses and the academic reputation of the University of Notre Dame, King’s College officials were confident that the dual degree program in engineering that was announced in 2012 would be a popular option for high school graduates. The high level of popularity it has reached in a very short time frame has exceeded all their expectations.