As a tune up for elementary and secondary school teachers before the 2015-'16 school year, the King's College Education Department will partner with the Luzerne Intermediate Unit to host an "Evidence-Based" Conference from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 13th. This year's theme is STR²EAM Evidence-Based Practices Conference, featuring workshops designed to aid K-12 teachers in the areas of science, technology, reading, writing, engineering, arts and mathematics. The workshops will be taught by members of the King's College faculty as well as teachers from member schools of the Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18.
Dr. Nicole Mares, associate professor of history, has been named director of Women’s Studies at King’s College.
Eleven local grade school students and 10 candidates for a Master’s degree in reading from King’s College recently completed the College’s third annual Reading Clinic.
Dr. Noreen O’Connor, associate professor of English at King’s College, recently participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute that explored the development of print and periodical culture in New York City. The institute, titled "City of Print," was a collaborative and interdisciplinary program held at sites throughout the city, including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New York Historical Society, City Tech, Baruch College, and John Jay College.
Dr. Ayesha Ray, associate professor of political science at King’s College, will be a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India, as part of her forthcoming sabbatical from July through December.
King’s College seniors Taylor Brainard and Olivia Spagnola were recently inducted into Mu Kappa Tau, the national honor society in marketing.
Seventeen King's College students are studying or interning abroad for academic credit during the summer.
King’s College senior Pablo Nascimento and juniors Madeline Griffin and Matthew Kropp were recently inducted into the Financial Management Association national honor society.
Dr. Janice Thompson, associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Theology at King’s College, has been selected from a nationwide pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar is offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Five King’s College faculty members recently received teaching awards or were named to established professorships.