Vincent Pecora has been named assistant director of sports information at King’s College.

Pecora earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King’s in 2005. He returned to campus as an assistant in the Athletic Department and assistant coach for the Cross Country team in 2010. He also worked in the College’s Sports Information Office, where he helped compile game statistics.

Dr. Fevzi Akinci, associate dean of the William G. McGowan School of Business and director of the Graduate Health Care Administration Program at King’s College, recently presented three academic papers at the 8th International Conference on Healthcare Systems & Global Business Issues held at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

Dr. Onur Nacakgedigi, a visiting scholar from northern Iraq at King’s College, will discuss his research on public health and public health dentistry during a free public lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Burke Auditorium, located in the William G. McGowan School of Business on North River Street. Dr. Nacakgedigi’s wife, Esma, will present information about Ishik University in Ebril, Iraq.

Dr. Joseph Evan has been appointed vice president for academic affairs at King’s College, and Dr. Neal Bukeavich, associate professor and outgoing chair of the English Department, has been named associate vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty.

Dr. Evan will be responsible for all undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Evan served as associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. He has been a member of the Mathematics Department since 2000 and served as its chair for five years.

A group of local educators and college students led by Dr. Margarita Rose, chair of the King’s economics department, and funded in part by a $75,000 grant by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, is visiting Uganda for a month to study the country’s models of education. Each member of the 13-person travel group is taking turns contributing a daily post to a blog of their experiences. The blog is available at http://learnfromUganda.org.

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