40 Spanish contest winners honored at King’s

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.

Notable local artist Sue Hand to showcase artwork in the Widmann Gallery at King’s

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 present at Education Department Master’s Symposium

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. 

King’s mass communications professor Dr. Karen Mercincavage earns doctorate

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.

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