The King’s College Theatre Department’s 2017-18 season will feature productions of four award-winning plays, including an inspiring musical for children of all ages, a romantic comedy, a Shakespearian classic, and a riveting drama about journalists covering the Iraq War.
For the 10th consecutive year, King’s College has been placed on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” published by “Forbes” magazine. The list is based on multiple factors related to success after graduation, debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success.
Christopher Sutzko, director of the Office of Career Planning at King’s College, recently earned a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Wilkes University. His thesis was titled, “The Influence of Grit on Career Decision Self-efficacy within the Context of an Undergraduate Career Success Course."
King’s College Office Career Planning recently held an orientation session for students who registered for summer academic internships. Twenty-seven junior, senior, and graduate level King’s College students registered for summer semester internships at 26 sponsoring organizations.
Dr. James Wallace has been appointed Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at King’s College. In his new position, Dr. Wallace will evaluate and improve teaching effectiveness, assist in the process for assessing student learning, and lead strategic initiatives targeted at the enhancement of teaching, learning, and scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Six local high school students will showcase their talents in a collaborative art exhibition titled, “6 Girls and Their Art,” from Monday, July 17, through Friday, August 25,in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.
Sixty two 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 2018. In addition to local health care facilities, physician assistant students are also completing rotations in Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Kristen Baumés of Yatesville has been named Assistant Registrar at King’s College. She will utilize her background in information technology to provide data entry, retrieval and analysis to support new and transferring students’ academic registration and progress toward graduation. She also will be responsible for data submissions to the National Student Clearinghouse, serve as the Veteran’s Affairs certifying official of the College, and assist with classroom scheduling.
Twenty four local junior and high school students attended a three-day Aspiring Writers Camp sponsored by the King’s College English Department and held on-campus. The camp featured classes, taught by members of the King’s English department, on video game storytelling, science fiction, creative non-fiction, and fiction.
King’s College honored five of its alumni with annual awards at a ceremony held during Commencement Weekend. Honorees were James P. Abrams, The Leo Award; Robert J. Ciaruffoli, Service to Society; Atty. Joseph S. Falchek, Outstanding Service to Alma Mater; Santo Loquasto, Outstanding Professional Achievement – Arts and Sciences; and Atty. Patrick J. Murphy, Outstanding Professional Achievement – Business.