Award-winning author Susan Muaddi Darraj has been named the keynote speaker for the annual King’s-Wilkes Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. Muaddi Darraj will discuss feminism and representations of Arab women during the free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
King’s College Theatre Department will host the inaugural George P. and Giovita Maffei Family High School Shakespeare Competition on Saturday, April 22, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. High school students will participate in acting and writing competitions for cash prizes by presenting material from Shakespearean literature in various artistic forms.
Officials of King’s College and Villanova University recently completed an affiliation agreement that will allow either King’s juniors or seniors guaranteed admission and an annual scholarship to Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law given they meet grade-point-average and Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) requirements.
Prize-winning poet and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Gregory Orr will read excerpts from his creative works at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. The event is free and open to the public. Orr is the 2016-17 Visiting Writer, a program sponsored by the College’s English Department. He will also work with English students on their creative writing as part of a two-day campus residency.
David Marchetti, associate clinical professor in sports medicine and athletic trainer at King’s College, has been selected as the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Young Professional’s Committee National Distinction Award.
Religion scholar and historian Dr. Gabriel Said Reynolds, professor of Islamic studies and theology at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the annual Donald Grimes Lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 27, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. The free public lecture, titled “The Bible and the Qur’an,” is co-sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and Honors Program at King’s.
Representatives of CAPTRUST Strategic Advisor Group based in Bethlehem, recently presented a $35,000 contribution to King’s College officials. The donation is through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
The King’s College Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program recently received a $4,000 grant from Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.
Four King's College faculty members were recently granted tenure by the College’s Board of Directors. Granted tenure and promoted to associate professor were Dr. Julie Belanger, chemistry, Dr. Dan Clasby, history, Dr. Gerardo Giordano, physics, and Dr. Tom Mackaman, history.
Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, who has more than 30 years of nursing education experience, has been appointed chair of the Dual 1-2-1 Bachelor of Nursing Program at King’s College. King’s is collaborating on the program, which is expected to welcome its first class in August 2018, with Luzerne County Community College (LCCC).