Rich Pinola, a 1967 graduate of King’s College, has been selected as the second recipient of the Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership.  The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held October 22 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Members of the Mountaintop Photo Club will display a collection of photographs from Aug. 17, through Sept. 25, Meet the Artist reception: Aug. 21, 6-8 p.m., King's College, Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Free. INFO: (570) 208-5900, ext. 5328.

King’s College is hosting a Visiting Scholar through the prestigious Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program during the current academic year. Dr. Pankaj Chakraborty is a renowned professor in political theory, Indian and western political thought, public administration, and human rights.

King’s College will host a panel discussion on the encyclical of Pope Francis, “Laudato si,” at 4:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the Snyder Room, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, at King’s College.  A theologian, economist, environmental scientist, and a local rabbi will offer different expertise and perspectives of Pope Francis' letter on the care of creation and the environment.

King’s College announced four one-year full-time faculty appointments for the 2015-16 academic year.