For the seventh consecutive year, King’s College has been recognized as among the best master’s degree granting institutions in the country in a national ranking by “Washington Monthly” magazine which recognizes higher learning institutions for service to the community and social mobility of the student body. King’s placed 136th of almost 650 colleges and universities in the final rankings.
King’s College will welcome back over 1,000 alumni and friends for the 2016 Homecoming/Reunion Weekend to be held Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25.
The King’s College Theatre Department’s 2016-17 theatre season will feature productions of award-winning plays, including an inspiring musical, an American farce, one of Shakespeare’s magical tales, and the area-debut of a Pulitzer Prize winning drama.
Dr. Tom Morris, author of “If Aristotle Ran General Motors: The New Soul of Business” and “If Harry Potter Ran General Electric," will explore a philosophical approach to work-life balance during the 2016 Labor Day Lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
Seventy-nine graduates will receive degrees at the King’s College Summer Commencement Ceremony, to be held in the William S. Scandlon Center for Physical Education, corner of N. Main and W. Jackson streets, on Saturday, August 20 at 10 a.m.
For nine years running, King’s College has placed on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity. The list is based on multiple factors related to success after graduation, affordability, student satisfaction, and student and faculty achievement.
Every year since 1995 during the final full week of July, St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral and King’s College in Wilkes-Barre have proudly hosted The King’s College Summer Choir Training Course, sponsored by The Royal School of Church Music in America (RSCMA). Once again, from Monday, July 18 through Sunday, July 24, a choir of over 150 singers of all ages from throughout the United States will sing sacred music of unparalleled spirituality and beauty in the great Anglican choral tradition.
Twenty local grade school students and 12 candidates for a Master’s degree in reading from King’s College recently completed the College’s fourth annual Reading Clinic.
Sixty five students entering their final year of the master’s degree physician assistant studies program at King’s College recently began their clinical rotations, many with local health care practitioners. A twelve-week rotation in family medicine and separate six-week rotations in medical specialties including emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and general surgery will conclude with their graduation from the program in August 2017. In addition to local health care facilities, physician assistant students are also completing rotations in California, Connecticut, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Donna Dickinson, Achievement Plus & College Entry Director at King’s College, has been elected for a second year as president of Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators (PADE), a statewide, non-profit organization that addresses issues and needs of developmental educators from postsecondary institutions.