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King's students complete short-term study abroad experience to Amazon Rain Forest

Eight King's College students recently completed a three-week faculty-led study abroad program to the Los Amigos Biological Station in the lowland Amazon forest in Peru.

Student participants were Paige Desaulniers, Buffalo, N.Y.; Leann Dudash, Wilkes-Barre; Elizabeth Hoover, Dallas; Nicholas Humphreys, Kingston; Chad Katra, Tunkhannock; Elizabeth Lorenz, Hazleton; Rebecca Taylor, Dauphin; and Jacob Quin, Norristown.

King’s College to Host Two-Day Conference on Catholic Colleges; University of Notre Dame President to Provide Keynote Address

“The Idea of a Catholic College: Charism, Curricula, and Community,” a two-day conference on the distinctive mission of Catholic colleges in higher education, will be held September 19-20 at King’s College.

The Reverend John Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will provide the conference’s keynote address at 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.  The public is invited to attend the keynote address.

King’s Students in STEM Fields Eligible for Enrollment in University of Notre Dame Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship

King’s College graduates from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM) will have an opportunity to participate in a unique 11-month master’s program in entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame.  King’s is the first college or university in the country to reach such an agreement with its fellow Holy Cross Congregation-led university.

King’s College Establishes Education Graduate Programs in Special Education and Instructional Coaching

King’s College will begin offering classes this fall in two new graduate education programs, a master’s of education degree in special education and an endorsement program in Instructional Coaching.

The master’s degree program in Special Education will require 10 three-credit courses for completion and is designed to compliment a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement Program which began two years ago.

King’s on Square Facility Provides “Perfect” Site for Display of Art Collection Dedicated to Anthracite Coal Miners, According to Donor and Artist

Since 2007, Jim Burke and Sue Hand have searched for the perfect place to display the “Anthracite Miners and Their Hollowed Ground” exhibit.  Both agree that the new King’s on the Square facility in Wilkes-Barre is the ideal venue through which a wider public can be educated through the artistic depictions about the daily life of an anthracite coal miner.

King’s Entire Athletic Training Graduating Class Pass Certification Exam on First Attempt

All 11 members of the Class of 2014 of the King’s College’s Athletic Training Program have passed the national Board of Certification (BOC) certification examination on their first attempt.

King’s College’s Joint Engineering Program with University of Notre Dame Exceeding Expectations of Students and Admissions Officers

Given the overall demand for qualified engineers among leading businesses and the academic reputation of the University of Notre Dame, King’s College officials were confident that the dual degree program in engineering that was announced in 2012 would be a popular option for high school graduates. The high level of popularity it has reached in a very short time frame has exceeded all their expectations.

King’s Student To Present Paper on Forgiveness at International Conference at Oxford University

Debbie Gross, a junior King’s College student and West Pittston resident, has had a paper accepted for presentation at an international conference to be held at Oxford University in England this summer.

King’s student Vittoria DeGiosio awarded Emerging Voices scholarship

Vittoria DeGiosio was recently awarded a $2,500 “Emerging Voices” scholarship presented by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) and Ford Motor Company Fund. She is a senior majoring in mass communications and political science at King’s College.

King’s Faculty Members Earn Teaching Awards

Three members of the King’s College faculty were presented teaching awards during the College’s recent 65th annual Commencement exercises.

Sharon Fredericks, adjunct faculty member in the chemistry department, second from left, was presented the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award.

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