Patrick Farrell has been named associate vice president of marketing and communications at King’s College. He will oversee the rollout of the college’s branding initiative and will coordinate the implementation of a strategic, integrated marketing communications plan for the college.
The King’s College Theatre Department will open the season with performances of the 60s rock opera, “Tommy,” The Who’s Pete Townshend’s electrifying tale of a catatonic adolescent’s journey into a pinball wizard. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 6 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 5 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
King’s has offered theatre productions for local audiences since 1950.
Mollie Wilson O’Reilly, associate editor of “Commonweal” magazine, will deliver the 2014 Feast of Saint Francis Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
Maura Modrovsky has been named community outreach coordinator at King’s College. She will be responsible for individual and group volunteer efforts at King’s, as well as managing the community-based work-study program and social justice education programs, such as Hunger for Justice Week.
King’s College will honor four alumni at a special awards luncheon during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Sept. 27-28. This year’s recipients are Joseph W. Balz, the Robert J. Ell Alumni Award for Outstanding Service to Alma Mater; Jonathan Deroba, The Leo Award; Brendan Dougher, Outstanding Professional Achievement; and Frank J. Nemshick, Jr., Service to Society.
King’s College has been again 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 to success after graduation, affordability, student satisfaction, and student and faculty achievement.
M. Sheileen Godwin, associate technical professor and chair of the Theatre Department at King’s College, recently served as a panelist for the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream, which grants funds to support a variety of local and community arts activities. Godwin was part of a panel that reviewed grant applications for the Pocono Arts Council.
Dr. Ray Gamache, center, an assistant professor of communications at King’s College before his recent retirement, and his wife, Jane, left, made a $5,000 donation to the College on the occasion of his retirement which enabled the Mass Communications department to purchase three high definition field cameras.
The funds have also been used to upgrade audio, lighting, and storage media in communications classrooms and labs and in the College’s full high definition television studio.
The King’s College Theatre Department’s upcoming theatre season features new productions of award-winning plays for local and regional audiences, including a classic rock opera, two award-winning comedies, and a capstone presentation of one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated historical plays.
Dr. Gregory Bassham, professor of philosophy at King’s College, will deliver the Constitution Day Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
In the free public lecture titled “A Living Constitution,” Bassham will explore the long-simmering debate over the role of original intent in constitutional interpretation, and defend a moderate form of living constitutionalism.