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.
WHERE: Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center
Works by King’s students in mass communication and sculpture and drawing classes will be on display. Free. INFO: (570) 208-5900, ext. 5328.
Dr. Karen Mercincavage, associate technical professor of Mass Communications at King’s College, earned a doctorate in Media Communications and Instructional Technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation was titled “The Effects of Delivery Modes of HIV/AIDS Advertisements on Behavioral Change in Young Women,” a quantitative study focusing on the interplay between visual and health communication.