King’s hosts events to celebrate Earth Week

King’s hosts events to celebrate Earth Week

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

King’s College will host a series of public events to promote and discuss issues of environmentalism, green initiatives and conservation as part of a national Earth Week celebration from April 22-26.

The highlight of the week is King’s Earth Day Celebration to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in Monarch Court, located between Union and Jackson streets. The event, featuring music, vendors, displays and prizes,  will begin with opening remarks by the Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C. Several environmental advocacy groups will also be on site, including Earth Conservancy and the Peace and Justice Center. Activities such as a yoga class, seed exchange, and battery recycling for brownies will also be available. 

On April 23, Dr. Anna Minore, associate professor of theology, will lead a discussion of the interaction between environmentalism and Catholic social teaching, and the implication for the common good. The forum, titled “Environmentalism and the Common Good,” will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 115 of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between N. Main and N. Franklin streets. 

On Thursday, April 25, Dr. Alexandra Serio Younica and Dr. Jayne Klenner-Moore, associate professor of computers and information systems, will host a program on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The panel will define the parameters of GIS, the field’s interdisciplinary nature, and employment opportunities.  The panel will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.

For more information contact Dr. Bridget Costello, assistant professor of sociology, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5745 or email bridgetcostello@kings.edu.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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