Students in the Professional Writing Program at King’s College combined writing and photography to capture the City of Wilkes-Barre in an art exhibition, titled, “Wilkes-Barre in Thirty Images.” The works can be viewed for free online at the website: https://wyomingvalleystories.org/2016/06/16/wilkes-barre-in-thirty-images/.
King’s College student Julia Stopper of Mountain Top received a full tuition scholarship to study during the fall semester at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program. Queen’s University is one of the 20 top research-intensive institutions in the United Kingdom and member of the Russell Group, which is broadly comparable to the U.S. Ivy League. Stopper is a junior majoring in English and secondary education.
Ten King’s College students and two faculty members recently completed a faculty-led study abroad experience to Eastern Europe as part of the King’s College Geographies of Europe Series. The trip included excursions to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. This is the second time that King’s students and faculty have studied at Eastern European cultural sites.
The National French Contest, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), produced 75 chapter and 48 national winners from elementary through high school student entrants from 10 public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Milford, Scranton, Pocono, and South Williamsport areas.
Thirteen King’s College students recently completed a three-week faculty-led study abroad program to the Los Amigos Biological Research Station in the lowland Amazon forest in Peru. This is the third summer that King’s students and faculty have conducted research in the Amazon.
Robert J. Ciaruffoli, a 1975 graduate of King’s College and a retired member of the Office of the CEO at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLC, one of the nation’s largest accounting and advisory firms, provided the address at King’s 67th Annual Commencement exercises held Sunday, May 22, at which 434 students received either a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Dr. William Irwin, the Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at King’s College, has published his first novel, “Free Dakota,” with Roundfire books.
Fifteen King’s College students and two faculty members recently completed a faculty-led study abroad experience to Greece with stops in Athens, Tolo, Ancient Olympia, and Delphi. This is the first time in the College’s history that a group of King’s students and faculty have studied cultural sites in Greece.
Approximately 1,100 regional students from elementary through high school recently competed in the National Spanish Examinations, sponsored locally by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). The contest concluded with 40 Chapter winners from public and private schools in the Wyoming Valley, Scranton, Poconos, Hazleton, and South Williamsport areas.
Three members of the King’s College faculty earned faculty awards that were announced at the College’s recent Commencement exercises that marked the 70th anniversary of its founding.