Elizabeth Doherty has joined King’s College as director of alumni relations and annual giving. She will be responsible for creating, managing, and producing alumni and annual giving related communications. In addition, Doherty will be working with the director of alumni relations and helping with annual giving and institutional advancement functions.
King’s College students who participated in a faculty-led study abroad experience to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia will display a collection of photographs from their experience during a free public art exhibition from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Nov.15, as part of the Diamond City Art Walk at Barnes and Noble bookstore in downtown Wilkes-Barre.
King’s College has assumed leadership of a program designed to increase the involvement of local low-income families in their children’s education and that provides college students to serve as tutors for the fifth through eighth grade students.
The King’s College Theatre Department will perform David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Rabbit Hole,” on Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
Dr. Colin Heydt, associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida, will examine the philosophy of the Declaration of Independence during a free public lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
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.
Dr. Brian Mangan, professor of environmental science/biology and director of the Environmental Program at King’s College, received a number of summer grants to support his ongoing research of the Susquehanna River.
A group of local professionals has been established as an advisory board for King’s College’s 3-2 dual degree engineering program with the University of Notre Dame.
The degree program, which began this fall at King’s, allows students to 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.