As a tune up for elementary and secondary school teachers before the 2017-18 school year, the King's College Education Department will partner with Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 to host an "Evidence-Based" Conference from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 17, in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.
Patrick J. Murphy, a 1996 graduate of King’s College, decorated military veteran, attorney, former US Congressman, and, most recently, Under Secretary of the US Army, provided the address at King’s 68th Annual Commencement exercises at which approximately 450 students received either a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Nineteen King’s College students will participate in a three-week faculty-led study abroad experience to study history and culture in Ireland and Scotland. The program, titled “Celtic Cultures: Ireland and Scotland,” includes trips to Dublin, Donegal, Belfast, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.
Ten King’s College students will participate in a three week faculty-led study abroad experience titled “The Dragons Awake: The Globalizing Business World of Vietnam and Singapore.” As part of this experience, students will meet business leaders at Vietnamese and international companies, tour commercial centers, and meet with representatives from the U.S. Consulate Economic division.
Sixteen King’s College students will experience the art, history and culture of southern Spain while learning the art of travel writing as part of a three week faculty-led study abroad program this summer in Seville. The trip includes excursions to Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, and the Roman Ruins Itálica.
King’s College student Jaclyn Victor of Nanticoke was awarded a James A. Finnegan Foundation Fellowship at an awards luncheon held recently at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence. As a Finnegan Fellow, Victor will receive a paid 10-week summer internship at the Department of State, Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and a $1,000 stipend.
King’s College will host an Aspiring Writers Camp for high school students from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. June 21-23 on the College’s campus in Wilkes-Barre. Sponsored by the English Department, the camp will feature classes on video game storytelling, science fiction, creative non-fiction, and fiction.
Glenn Tyranski, a dedicated alumnus, mentor, and board member, has been selected as the fourth recipient of the Rev. James Lackenmier, C.S.C., Award for Achievement and Leadership. The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held Thursday, October 19, at the New York Athletic Club.
The King’s College Physician Assistant program coordinated the college’s participation in the recent eighth annual Northeast/Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition (NECPA IPEC) Collaborative Care Summit.
Dr. Jayne Klenner, associate professor of computer & information systems at King’s College, facilitated interactive workshops for parents and caregivers on children’s cyber safety as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Titled “Tips and Tricks for Keeping Kids Safe Online,” the workshops were sponsored by the Safe Environment Advisory Committee of the Diocese of Scranton and were held at King’s College and the Diocesan Pastoral Center in Scranton.