Local Native and Member of King’s First Graduating Class Donates Miners Memorial; A Lasting Reminder of the Sacrifices of Coal Miners

November 11, 2014 - It seems appropriate that King’s College would be the site of a memorial to those who immigrated to the United States and worked long and hard to better the lives of their families and make Northeastern Pennsylvania a major commercial market.  King’s was founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross following a request from Bishop William J. Hafey of the Diocese of Scranton to establish a college to educate the sons of coal miners.        

King’s Theatre Department to stage searing comedy, ‘Other Desert Cities’

November 10, 2014 – The King’s College Theatre Department will perform the area premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s searing comedy, “Other Desert Cities,” of a once promising novelist’s return home for the holidays to reveal plans to publish an explosive memoir. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-23 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 22 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. King’s has offered theatre productions for local audiences since 1950. 

King’s professor Dr. Bernard Healey writes new health care book

November 7, 2014 – Dr. Bernard Healey, professor of health care administration at King’s College, has authored a new textbook, titled “Introduction to Health Care Services: Foundations and Challenges,” which is scheduled for publication in January by Jossey-Bass Public Health. The book was co-written with Tina Marie Evans, associate professor and department head of applied health studies at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

King’s College Sports Medicine Society Conduct Trick or Canning Food Drive

November 5, 2014 - Student members of the King's College Sports Medicine Society, along with members of the department's faculty, recently took part in the 13th annual “Trick-or-Canning” food drive.

Approximately 30 members of the group collected non-perishable food items from neighborhoods in Kingston and Mountain Top.  The group collected more than 1,200 items that will be donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre.

King’s Students Participate in Annual Washington, D.C., Career Program

October 30, 2014 - Forty Four King’s College students recently travelled to the nation’s capital to participate in the sixth annual Career Day sponsored by the King’s Washington, D.C., Area Alumni Club (KWAC).

The two-day event began with an opening reception.  Twenty Washington-area King’s graduates, ranging from the class of 1950 through the class of 2012, hosted the students in their homes that evening. 

King’s professor Dr. Brian Mangan awarded PA Sea research grant

October 29, 2014 – Dr. Brian Mangan, director of the Environmental Program and professor of environmental science and biology at King’s College, has received a $63,800 research grant from PA Sea Grant to expand his study of crayfish in the Susquehanna River and to develop a reliable method for measuring crayfish density in large streams and rivers.

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