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).
King’s College will host a free public screening of “Aranyadeb,” a Bengali feature film about two friends living in Kolkata who share the same soul, at 2 p.m., on Monday, March 13, in Room 90 of the Mulligan Physical Science Center. The film’s director, Debasish Sen Sharma, will introduce the film and lead an interactive session afterwards with the audiences. The event is sponsored by the Public Policy and Social Research Institute at King’s.
King’s College will offer diverse writing workshops, roundtable discussions, and open readings as part of the first Creative Writing Conference on Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, on the College’s campus in Wilkes-Barre. The conference is sponsored by the English Department and King’s Campion Society, a student organization dedicated to writing.
King’s College Early Learning Center (KCELC), under the direction of Bright Horizon Family Solutions, a leading provider of early childhood education, was recently re-accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. Fewer than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens in this country are accredited by NAEYC.
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, will provide the address at King’s 68th Annual Commencement exercises to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Mohegan Sun Arena. Approximately 500 students will receive either a bachelor’s or master’s degree at the ceremony.
Fourteen King’s College students who will complete the master of physician assistant studies program in August will be participating in one-week medical mission trips to Haiti in April and July.
Representatives of First Keystone Community Bank recently presented a check for $3,000 to King’s College officials. The donation is through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
Local artist Katie Senunas, a 2014 graduate of King’s College, will display a variety of wildlife and landscape photos taken in Yellowstone National Park and Pennsylvania state parks during a free public exhibition, titled “Through My Eyes,” from Monday, Feb. 27, through Friday, March 24, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s.
The King’s College Theatre Department will present William Shakespeare’s supernatural tale of shipwreck and salvation “The Tempest” at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22-25 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. High school matinee performances are available upon request. King’s has offered theatre productions for local audiences since 1950.
Paleontologist Dr. Frank Varriale, assistant professor of biology at King’s College, was awarded the Alfred Romer Award from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology for his research that resulted in a key discovery about the evolution of chewing in horned dinosaurs (ceratopsians).