Approximately 1,100 regional students from elementary through high school recently competed in the National Spanish Examinations, sponsored locally by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). The contest concluded with 40 Chapter winners from public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Scranton, Poconos, Hazleton, and South Williamsport areas.
Three members of the King’s College faculty earned faculty awards that were announced at the College’s recent Commencement exercises that marked the 70th anniversary of its founding.
King’s College honored four of its alumni with annual awards at a ceremony held during Commencement Weekend. Honorees were John Bowblis, Ph.D., The Leo Award; Nichola D. Gutgold, Ph.D., Outstanding Professional Achievement; Rev. Joseph Long, C.S.C., Service to Society; and Jennifer Domnick Mantini, Outstanding Service to Alma Mater.
Sue Hand is best known for her artworks in watercolor and her hexagon-shaped historical illustrations of mining, “The Anthracite Miners and Their Hollowed Ground” which are on permanent display at King’s on the Square in Wilkes-Barre. Her newest work, to be exhibited at the Widmann Gallery at King’s College from Monday, June 6, through Friday, August 12, focuses on very large canvases filled with thick oil paint applied in layers with a palette knife.
King’s College graduate students recently participated in the Education Department’s Master’s Symposium. The presentations were a culmination of research projects on a variety of topics to fulfill requirements in the College’s Master of Education programs. Reading research project topics included smart and mobile technology, student motivation, comprehension, note-taking technology, and project-based learning. Presentations for the curriculum and instruction program focused on English as a Second Language initiatives, computer-assisted instruction, telemedicine, phonemics, virtual field trips, effects of sports participation on academic performance.