As a result of a gift to King’s College from area natives Carmen and Sandra Maffei, the theatre at King’s College has been named in honor of their late son, George P. Maffei, II, a 1979 graduate of King’s, and an endowment has been established in his name to provide a student scholarship.
The scholarship will be awarded annually to a “student interested in participating in theatre productions.” The first recipient of the scholarship will be named this fall.
The King’s College Theatre Department will present Tom Stoppard’s comedy “Arcadia” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-17 and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Winner of the 1995 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, “Arcadia” is set in an English country house in the years 1809-1812 and the present day. The story follows two modern scholars whose lives are intertwined with the lives of the people who lived in the elegant estate 180 years earlier.
King’s College Chemistry Club will present a traditional ghoulish exhibition of chemical delights in commemoration of National Chemistry Week and Halloween with the 16th Annual “Things that Go Boom in the Night” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, located on North River Street.
October 31, 2012 – Eighty-two students from the King’s College, William G. McGowan School of Business participated in the Eighth Annual McGowan School of Business Forum held recently at the Union League of Philadelphia.
October 31, 2012 – King’s College will present a series of on-campus events as a part of the Hunger for Justice Week, Nov. 12-18.
There will be events throughout the week designed to remind students of those who are homeless and starving around the world. Students will be involved in events including a 60-hour homeless experience, dance party at Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter, Hunger Banquet, and CEO food distribution service project.
October 19, 2012 – Elizabeth Rafter has been named Learning Disabilities Coordinator at King’s College. As a member of the College’s Academic Skills Center, she is primarily responsible for working with students enrolled in the First Year Academic Studies program. The program assists King’s students in all aspects of college life, including time management and research skills, test preparation, and assistance in developing self-advocacy.
October 17, 2012 – A traditional Red Mass was celebrated recently in the King’s College Chapel of Christ the King. The Mass is held annually on the same day as the opening session of the United States Supreme Court to invoke God’s blessing upon members of the legal profession, including members of the King’s College community and the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association. A Red Mass has been hosted at King’s since 2002.
King’s College and the University of Notre Dame have reached an agreement on a dual degree program in engineering in which students will earn a bachelor’s degree in one of three academic disciplines from King’s and a bachelor’s degree in one of six engineering disciplines from the University of Notre Dame after five years of study.
King’s College has been placed on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity based on multiple factors related toaffordability and student and faculty achievement.
King’s ranking improved from 489 to 447 of 650 institutions in the annual rankings. King’s was also ranked 319 in the exclusive list of Private Colleges.
For the third consecutive year, King’s College has been recognized as among the best master’s degree granting institutions in the country in a national ranking which recognizes higher learning institutions for service to the community and social mobility of the student body.