Massimo Pigliucci, the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York and a leading proponent of Stoicism, will provide the keynote address for the Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophy Conference at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 4, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center at King’s College. The lecture will be open to the public free of charge.
In response to the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that the RN workforce with bachelor’s degrees increase from 50 percent to 80 percent by 2020, King’s College has established a RN to BS in Nursing program.
Desiree Voitek has joined King’s College as director of annual giving within the Office of Institutional Advancement. Voitek will lead the development and implementation of strategies to build mutually-supportive relationships with alumni, parents, faculty and staff, community partners, and friends of the College to earn philanthropic investment in the institution. The Annual Giving Program collaborates with local volunteers and with other King’s departments, faculty, and professionals.
King’s College students Hannah Bruseo and James McDonough have been awarded full-tuition scholarships to study during the 2017-18 academic year in Northern Ireland as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program.
King’s College Chemistry and Physics Derpartment will present a traditional ghoulish exhibition of chemical delights in commemoration of National Chemistry Week and Halloween with the 21th Annual “Things that Go Boom in the Night” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, located on North River Street.
Saint Bernardine's Gospel Choir will perform a free concert of traditional gospel songs and contemporary religious compositions at King's College at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and during the 11 a.m. liturgy on Sunday, Oct. 29, as part of King's “Experiencing the Arts” series.
King’s College will host diverse writing workshops, roundtable discussions, and open readings as part of the annual Creative Writing Conference on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, on the College’s campus in Wilkes-Barre. The conference is sponsored by the English Department and the Campion Society, a student organization dedicated to writing.
Mark Michno, a resident of Old Forge and a senior accounting major at King’s College, was selected as the second recipient of the Kearney & Company Scholarship.
Twenty four King’s College junior, senior, or graduate students are interning for academic credit at local, regional, and national sites during the fall semester.
King’s students Frank Commisso, Jocelyn Mastaler, Leah Merrick, and Kristen Hudak have been awarded the Peyton Walker Foundation Scholarship, a scholarship that was created to aid physician assistant students.