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Wilkes University Introduces Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree In Digital Design and Media Art

Wilkes University's department of integrative media, art and design has introduced a bachelor of fine arts degree in digital design and media art. The degree is the highest standard, professional degree for undergraduate art and design programs.

Wilkes University Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards

Wilkes University has announced faculty promotions and recognized faculty who have been awarded tenure.

Wilkes University Welcomes New Faculty for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Wilkes University welcomed 25 new faculty members at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. New faculty included new tenure-track faculty, as well as visiting professors and faculty of practice.

Wilkes University Graduate is a Semifinalist in International Design Competition

Nicole Kutos '17 of Northampton, Pa., is a semifinalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

Wilkes University's Poetry In Transit 2017 Launches With Aug. 11 Event

Poetry In Transit, an award-winning community program, announces the 2017 contributing poets whose work will be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) buses.

Wilkes University Student Work Accepted Into Influential Educational Exhibition

A recent Wilkes University graduate will have his work displayed at one of the world's largest conferences for computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Maslow Foundation Salon Reading Series at Wilkes University Kicks Off Creative Writing Program Residency June 18-22

Wilkes University's Maslow Foundation Salon Reading Series will be held nightly from Sun., June 18 through Thurs., June 22, 2017. The series, which kicks off the June residency for the University's Graduate Creative Writing Program, features readings by faculty and alumni of the program. There will be programs with biographies available at the door, and books by the authors will be offered for sale each evening. The readings are free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

Wilkes University's Pennsylvania Writers Conference Offers Workshops and Certificate Programs July 31 - Aug. 3

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Wilkes University President Patrick F. Leahy To Speak at International Council on Small Business Knowledge Summit May 11 at United Nations

Wilkes University President Patrick F. Leahy To Speak at International Council on Small Business Knowledge Summit May 11 at United Nations

$1.65 Million Gift From Wilkes-Barre Native George W. Bierly Creates Student Fellowships at Wilkes University

$1.65 Million Gift From Wilkes-Barre Native George W. Bierly Creates Student Fellowships at Wilkes University

Wilkes University Civic Band Presents "Carmina Burana" on April 30

The Wilkes University Civic Band will present Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" on Sun., April 30 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston.

Wilkes University Creative Writing Program Announces Pennsylvania Writers Conference July 30 - August 5

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey, author of three collections of poetry, will be the keynote speaker when Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program holds the third annual Pennsylvania Writers Conference, celebrating all genres of writing. The event features workshops and panels with authors, editors, literary agents and film producers. The conference includes optional four-day writing workshops from July 31 to Aug. 3. The conference is Aug. 4-5 at Wilkes University.

Poetry In Transit 2017 Seeks New Verse

Poetry In Transit, an award-winning community program, invites writers to submit poems to be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) buses. The submission deadline for this year's program is April 28. The theme for the 2017 program is Migration, and poems should reflect some aspect of this theme.

Wilkes University Presents Creative Writing Community Workshops Spring 2017

The Wilkes University Graduate Creative Program is hosting non-credit creative writing community workshops for Spring 2017. All of these workshops are open to adults and will be held on the Wilkes campus. The cost for each workshop series is $65.00. Advance registration is available through the university's Continued Learning website wilkes.augusoft.net.

Novelist Valeria Luiselli Closes Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series April 11 at Wilkes University

The Wilkes University English Department welcomes Valeria Luiselli as the last distinguished author to visit campus for the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series. Her reading will take place Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the salon of Kirby Hall, 202 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. This event is free and open to the public.

MacArthur Genius Grant Winner and Actress Anna Deavere Smith Delivers Rosenn Lecture On April 30 at Wilkes University

Playwright, actor and professor Anna Deavere Smith will deliver the Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities on April 30. The event will be at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Arts. Her presentation, "Snapshots: Portraits Of A World In Transition," will explore the school-to-prison pipeline, our complex identities in America and the human capacity for compassion and resilience in the face of adversity. Admission is free but registration is recommended. To register online, please visit www.wilkes.edu/rosenn.

Wilkes University Senior Kevin Schiel of Wyoming, Pa., Wins Award From Pennsylvania Consortium on Video Games

Wilkes University senior Kevin Schiel, of Wyoming, Pa., won the College Tabletop award at the Pennsylvania Consortium on Video Games at Harrisburg University, a statewide competition. Schiel, who is an integrative media major, developed "Planets: The Game," an innovative non-digital tabletop card game. He designed the cards for the game in his Integrative Media Projects 2 class.

Wilkes University Integrative Media Seniors Win Gold Awards At Regional American Advertising Awards

Wilkes University seniors, Kevin Schiel, of Wyoming,Pa., and Delmis Machado, of Berwick, Pa., won Gold Award Placement in the 2016-2017 American Advertising Awards - Student Division - AAF District Two. A Gold ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Both are integrative media majors at Wilkes.

Faculty Research Highlighted At First Scholarship Symposium March 28-30 At Wilkes University

Wilkes University holds its first Scholarship Symposium from March 28-30 celebrating the outstanding faculty research and scholarship taking place in all of its academic disciplines. The event highlights Wilkes' unique position as a small research university within the intimate environment of a liberal arts college. Research presentations will begin at 4 p.m. each of the three days of the symposium in various locations on campus.

Wilkes University To Host Runway Show For Local Teens In Need Of Prom Attire

Wilkes' AmeriCorps VISTA, Office of Civic Engagement and Office of Diversity Initiatives is collecting gently used prom clothes. Donations should be lightly used formal attire and accessories such as dresses, gowns, tuxedos, dress shirts, pants, ties and shoes. The goal is to collect at least 200 articles of clothing. The deadline for donations is April 3.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents We Shot JFK April 6 - 9

Wilkes University Theatre presents We Shot JFK, an original multimedia documentary theatre event using government reports, television footage and original interviews as source material for the script. Performances are April 6, 7, 8 at 8 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Wilkes University Presents "Homegrown Music" Concert on March 31

The Wilkes University Civic Band will present the concert "Homegrown Music" on Fri., March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the student lounge of the Henry Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. The concert will feature world premieres by members of the Civic Band; "Fantasy of Time" by Mark Stransky, a Wilkes alumnus, and "Shenandoah" by Ryan Lamoreux. Also featured will be "Valdres March" by Johannes Hanssen and "Loch Lomond" by Frank Ticheli.

Wilkes University Presents Creative Writing Community Workshops

The Wilkes University Graduate Creative Program is hosting non-credit creative writing community workshops. All of these workshops are open to adults and will be held on the Wilkes campus. The cost for each workshop series is $65.00. Advance registration is available through the university's Continued Learning website wilkes.augusoft.net.

Sordoni Art Gallery Presents the Photography Exhibition After Sargent by Lydia Panas, Jan. 20 - March 3

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University presents After Sargent by photographer Lydia Panas from Jan. 20 - March 3. The Sordoni Art Gallery is located in the Stark Learning Center on 150 River Street, and is open Tues. through Sun. from 12 - 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Feb. 2 from 5 - 7 p.m. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

Wilkes University Choral Ensembles to Present Music of War & Peace

The Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers will present Music of War & Peace at the First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre on Fri., Dec. 9. The Wilkes University Choral Ensembles are directed by Steven Thomas, director of choral activities and chair of the division of performing arts at Wilkes University. The free concert begins at 7:30 pm and is open to the public.

Take Classes During Winter Intersession!

Earn three credits in just three weeks. Most intersession courses are held online, allowing you to enjoy your break at home while catching up on missed classes and getting ahead in your studies.

Brian Dalton Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wilkes University

Brian Dalton Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wilkes University

Playboy of the Western World

Wilkes University Theatre presents J.M. Synge's Irish comedy Playboy of the Western World on Sept. 29 - Oct. 2. Performances are at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. curtain on Oct. 2 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Wilkes University Poised To Become National

Wilkes University Poised To Become National

"Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths" Is Exhibit at Wilkes University's Sordoni Art Galley Aug. 30-Oct. 12

Wilkes University's Sordoni Art Gallery will feature an exhibition, "Persistence: The Continuing Influence of Classical Myths," from August 30 to October 12, 2016. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on August 31. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Poetry In Transit 2016 Launches With Aug. 19 Event

Poetry In Transit, an award-winning community program, announces the 2016 contributing poets whose work will be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) buses. The poems stay up for one year, with a monthly rotation so that riders can see all poems over time. The theme for the 2016 program is Flood, which is reflected in the selected poems.

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference at Wilkes University Schedule of Events

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference at Wilkes University on Aug. 5 - 6, 2016, will feature 27 presentations covering all genres of writing. The schedule includes two plenary sessions, nine craft classes, six workshops, six panels, a pitch session, and a multi-media poetry performance. Friday evening features an open mic and poetry slam, and Saturday opens with the plenary session "Reviews That Matter," by NPR's Maureen Corrigan in the morning and concludes with the dinner, bookfair, writing competition awards presentation, and keynote address by author Jay Parini in the evening.

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Civic Band Concert on April 27 Features Guest Conductor Bruce Yurko and Premiere of Eugene Magalif Composition

Wilkes University Civic Band Concert on April 27 Features Guest Conductor Bruce Yurko and Premiere of Eugene Magalif Composition

Wilkes University Choral Ensembles to Present Shakespeare in Song on April 24

The Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers will present Shakespeare in Song on April 24 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre. The Wilkes University Choral Ensembles are directed by Dr. Steven Thomas, director of choral activities and chair of the division of performing arts at Wilkes University. The free concert begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Twelfth Night for Shakespeare Anniversary

Wilkes University Theatre presents Twelfth Night, or What You Will, on April 14, 15, 16 at 8 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Christine Walsh of Lebanon Twp., N.J., Creates Video Application for Campus Job That Went Viral

Wilkes University freshman Christine Walsh applied to be a resident assistant - and became a bit of an Internet sensation in the process. As part of her application, Walsh, a Lebanon Township, N.J., native, created a video to the tune of the Grammy Award-winning "Uptown Funk." It has garnered more than 11,000 views - and counting. You can view the video here.

Wilkes University Honors Freshmen with Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony

Wilkes University honored freshmen students for academic excellence with induction into the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society on Feb. 6. Eligible students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher during their first term or year of college while enrolled full time are invited to join.

Wilkes University Holds Feb. 18 Grand Opening for Starbucks

Wilkes University will mark the grand opening of its full-service Starbucks on Feb. 18. The grand opening will be highlighted by an 11:30 a.m. ribbon cutting with University President Patrick F. Leahy and Aramark Vice President of Operations Dan Palumbo. The opening also will be marked throughout Starbucks' hours of operation with free tall coffees, food samples and giveaways throughout the day. The public is invited to attend.

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Dogfight the Musical Feb. 19 - 28

Wilkes University Theatre presents Dogfight the Musical on Feb. 19 - 28. Performances are at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. curtain on Feb. 21 and 28 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Wilkes University President Signs Agreement With Vice President of Panama

Wilkes University President Patrick F. Leahy has signed an agreement with, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, vice president and minister of foreign affairs for Panama. It paves the way for the University to offer English language training and other academic offerings to that country's diplomatic corps and other staff members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Wilkes University Reschedules Jan. 23 Admissions Open House

Wilkes University is rescheduling the admissions open house scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 due to the impending winter storm expected in the region. The open house will be held on the snow date of Jan. 30.

Starbucks Opens At Wilkes University

Wilkes University announces the opening of a full-service Starbucks on campus. Located in the University Center on Main at 169. S. Main St., Starbucks at Colonel Gambini's Café brings the largest and most recognized coffee brand in the world to the University and to downtown Wilkes-Barre. The addition is part of the campus dining options offered by Wilkes University Dining/Aramark.

Maslow Faculty Reading Series at Wilkes University Kicks Off Creative Writing Program Residency Jan. 10-14

Wilkes University's Maslow Faculty Reading Series will be held nightly from Sunday, Jan. 10 to Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The series, which kicks off the January residency for the University's Graduate Creative Writing Program, features readings by faculty and alumni of the program.

Wilkes University Creative Writing Program Offers Non-Credit Workshops Starting Jan. 2016

Wilkes University Creative Writing Program Offers Non-Credit Workshops Starting Jan. 2016

Wilkes University Flute Ensemble Presents Concert on Dec. 13

The Wilkes University Flute Ensemble will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center.

Wilkes University Choral Ensembles Present In Dulci Jubilo

Celebrate the holiday season with a night of Christmas choral music. The Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers will present In Dulci Jubilo, a program of Christmas choral music, on Friday, Dec. 11 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Civic Band Presents "Solos and Ensembles: A Celebration of Wind and Percussion Music" on Dec. 6

The Wilkes University Civic Band will host its annual winter concert at 3 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center.

Wilkes University Earns 2016 Military Friendly Schools® Designation

Wilkes University has been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, parent company of G.I. Jobs magazine. This is the sixth consecutive year that Wilkes has been named to the list, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses.

Wilkes University Ranked 25th In The Nation for Economic Value By The Economist

Wilkes University is ranked 25th in the nation for economic value by the international newspaper The Economist. The ranking was announced in the publication's first-ever college rankings.

Sordoni Art Gallery Performance and Reception at Wilkes University

Wilkes University presents a performance and reception at the Sordoni Art Gallery, 150 South River St., on Nov. 5. The event showcases the gallery's new exhibition, New Mythologists: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse & The Little Mermaid. The artist's reception is from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., with the live performance at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through Dec. 12.

Ralston Parking Lot

To accommodate those attending our football game this Saturday, the Department of Public Safety is requesting that all students parking at the Ralston Field Lot relocate their cars to parking lots on the main campus this Friday, October 30, 2015 starting 4:30 p.m.

Fourth Annual Empty Bowls at Wilkes University on Nov. 15 Benefits Local Food Banks

Wilkes University, in partnership with King's College, Luzerne County Community College and Wyoming Seminary, will hold its fourth annual Empty Bowls event to benefit local food banks. This year's event will be on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Announces $3.3 Million Gift To Nursing School

Wilkes University has received a $3.3 million gift - the largest in the institution's history - to support its School of Nursing. The gift, given by local businessman and philanthropist John J. Passan of Wilkes-Barre, and his wife, Ann, will be used to create a dedicated, permanent endowment for the school. The gift will transform nursing education at Wilkes for both graduate and undergraduate nursing students, enabling expanded opportunities for technology and professional development experiences.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Shout! The Mod Musical Nov. 13 - 22

Wilkes University Theatre presents Shout! The Mod Musical on Nov. 13-22. Performances are at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. curtain on Nov. 15 and 22 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Wilkes University Observes Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 19-23 With Awareness Walk And Educational Demonstrations

Wilkes University will observe Alcohol Awareness week from October 20-23. The highlight of the week will be the annual Alcohol Awareness Walk on Tuesday, October 20 at noon.

Wilkes University Creative Writing Alumnus Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize For Novel

Wilkes University alumnus Marlon James has won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. The international prize, one of the literary world's most prestigious, was presented on Oct. 13 in London.

Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts At Wilkes University Observes 50th Anniversary With Oct. 24 Celebration

The 50th anniversary of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at Wilkes University will be celebrated with an evening of dance, music and theatre performances on Oct 24 at 8 p.m. Select scenes from this year's plays, including Our Town and Shout! The Mod Musical, will be performed, along with a modern dance offering and a ballet selection. The Wilkes University Chorus, Chamber Singers, Civic Band and Jazz Ensemble will also perform.

Wilkes University Announces Recipients of 2015 TREC Awards

Wilkes University recognized 12 faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching and advising at the 2015 Teacher Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC) Awards Ceremony.

Wilkes University Dedicates Campus Gateway

Wilkes University formally dedicated its new $1.7 million Gateway - which joins the heart of campus with South Main Street -- in a ceremony that kicked off its annual Homecoming weekend on Oct. 2. The dedication, attended by faculty, staff, students, alumni and elected officials, celebrated the completion of a project that opens a new era for the University.

Canine Cadet: Wilkes AFROTC Det. 752 pioneers new program

Wilkes University Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 recently launched a new initiative where the members will help train a psychological service dog.

Family of Colonels Is Theme for Wilkes University Homecoming From Oct. 2-4

Wilkes University will welcome alumni back to campus for the 2015 Homecoming weekend from Oct. 2-4. The theme this year, "Family of Colonels," celebrates Wilkes' close-knit campus community.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Our Town Oct. 1-4

Wilkes University Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with a production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Performances are Oct. 1-3 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Michael Reagan, Son of Former President and Best-Selling Author, Delivers Kirby Lecture Oct. 7 at Wilkes University

Michael Reagan, son of the late President Ronald Reagan and best-selling author, delivers the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Reagan speaks at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center on Wilkes University's campus. His topic will be "Know Your Audience." The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Provost Anne Skleder Announces Appointment of Four New Deans

Wilkes University Provost Anne Skleder has announced the appointment of new deans to lead the colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Engineering and the schools of Education and Nursing.

Wilkes University Announces Strong Commitment to the Arts With Relocation of Sordoni Art Gallery to South Main Street

Wilkes University has announced plans to relocate the Sordoni Art Gallery to South Main Street and bring national and internationally known art exhibits to downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Adventure Education Receives Grant, Will Compete in the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

The Wilkes University Adventure Education program will compete in the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge to win the title of National Outdoor Champion. Wilkes joins 58 other schools representing 30 states in the challenge, which kicks off Sept. 6 and runs to Oct. 17. It's a six-week Mother-Nature-meets-March-Madness-style competition, and Wilkes is asking the community to get involved.

Wilkes University Opens Academic Year With Largest Undergraduate Student Body In History

Wilkes University Opens Academic Year With Largest Undergraduate Student Body In History

Wilkes University Theatre Announces 2015 -2016 Season Schedule

Wilkes University Theatre announces its 2015-2016 season. The season presents a variety of shows from thought-provoking classics to musicals featuring songs of the swinging sixties. All performances will be held in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. General admission is $10, students and seniors are $5, and free for all Wilkes students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, call the box office at 570-408-4540.

Poetry In Transit 2015 Launches With Aug. 28 Event

Poetry In Transit, an award-winning community program, announces the 2015 contributing poets whose work will be featured on Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) buses. The poems stay up for one year, with a monthly rotation so that riders can see all poems over time. The theme for the 2015 program is River, which is reflected in the selected poems.

Wilkes University Biology Professor Kenneth Klemow Appointed to Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force

Kenneth Klemow, Wilkes University professor of biology and geo-environmental science, was appointed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to serve on the state Department of Environmental Protection's new Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce.

Wilkes University Freshmen Help Community During Summer Orientation

Members of Wilkes University's incoming freshman class will pitch in to help the Wyoming Valley community as part of their summer orientation on Monday, June 29 and Monday, July 13. About 300 students at each orientation session will volunteer at locations that include senior centers, youth centers, parks, the CEO's Weinberg Food Bank, and many other organizations.

Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program Marks 10th Anniversary June 19-26

Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a gala, a ceremony dedicating its building, alumni readings and special workshops for program graduates. The anniversary will be observed during the program's annual June residency, held from June 19-26 on the University campus.

Maslow Salon Reading Series Features Alumni From Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program

Maslow Salon Reading Series Features Alumni From Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program

Wilkes University Holds 68th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Holds 68th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University to Host Veterans Career and Education Boot Camp on May 11

Wilkes University will host the Veterans Career and Education Boot Camp on Monday, May 11 in the Henry Student Center, located at 84 W. South Street, Wilkes-Barre. The event will begin with a registration and networking session at 8 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. All current and former military personnel are invited to attend.

Wilkes University Announces Young Scholars Gateway Program

Wilkes University Announces Young Scholars Gateway Program

Wilkes University Honored by NEPA Rainbow Alliance at Annual Awards Gala

Wilkes University was honored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance with a Rainbow Award at the 2015 Rainbow Awards Gala, held on April 25 at POSH at The Scranton Club. The annual awards gala recognizes individuals and organizations that have helped to make northeast Pennsylvania more inclusive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Wilkes University Breaks Ground For Campus Gateway

Wilkes University broke ground today on its campus gateway project that promises to transform both its campus and the South Main Street area in the city of Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Choral Ensembles Present "Songs of the World" Free Concert on April 26

The Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers will present "Songs of the World" at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, April 26. Both groups are directed by Steven Thomas, director of choral activities and chair of the division of performing arts at Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Civic Band Presents "Angels In The Architecture" April 19 At St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral

St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre will provide the backdrop for a heavenly treat for both eyes and ears on Sunday, April 19. The Wilkes University Civic Band will present its spring concert, "Angels in the Architecture,'" at the cathedral, located at 35 St. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. The event is free and open to the public.

Brian Greene, Scientist and Author of The Elegant Universe, Delivers Rosenn Lecture At Wilkes University On April 26

Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Brian Greene is known for bringing cutting-edge scientific concepts to the public in entertaining ways. On Sunday, April 26, Greene visits Wilkes University as guest speaker for the Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities. Greene's lecture, "Science Matters: Inspiring the Next Generation of Maverick Thinkers," will be at 7:30 p.m, in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing.

VIP Day To Be Held As Scheduled March 21; Wilkes University Closing At 2 p.m. March 20

VIP Day To Be Held As Scheduled March 21; Wilkes University Closing At 2 p.m. March 20

Wilkes University Offers Summer Undergraduate Classes At Reduced Tuition

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Allen P. Kirby Lecture Series and Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University to Host Harvard Business School Professor Cynthia A. Montgomery on April 16

Cynthia A. Montgomery, Harvard Business School Timken Professor of Business Administration, will speak about "Where Leadership Begins" at the Allen P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on Thursday, April 16 at Wilkes University. The lecture, which is being co-hosted by the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance, will take place at the Arnaud C. Marts Center Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Running Club Holds Relay for Heat to Raise Funds to Ease Home Heating Crisis

The Wilkes University Running Club will hold its 11th annual Relay for Heat to raise funds to help the Commission for Economic Opportunity (CEO) assist local families in need with heating costs.

Empty Bowls Raises $10,000 for Area Food Banks

Volunteers from the Empty Bowls committee recently presented a $10,000 check to representatives of the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, the Commission on Economic Opportunity and the food bank at Luzerne County Community College. The funds were raised at the third annual Empty Bowls event in November 2014 and will be divided among the three organizations. The event is sponsored by Wilkes University, King's College, Wyoming Seminary and Luzerne County Community College. The next Empty Bowls event will take place at Wilkes on November 15, 2015.

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Wilkes University Theatre Senior Simone Hanna Presents Original Play "Words Better Left Unsaid" on Feb. 27

Some words are better left unsaid. Sometimes, though, those are exactly the words that should take center stage. On Friday, February 27, they will, when Wilkes University senior Simone Hanna, of Waldorf, Md., presents her senior theater capstone.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 13 And 14

DescriptionThe award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" returns to Wilkes University this week on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14.

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Fall 2014 Semester

Wilkes University Provost Anne A. Skleder announces the Dean's List for the Fall 2014 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must earn a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.

Wilkes University Presents "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" Feb. 13 - 15 and 20 - 22

With a title like "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," Wilkes University's latest theater production isn't playing coy. It's exactly what you think it is.

Wilkes University Scientist Leads Research Team Awarded $1 Million National Science Foundation Grant

Ned Fetcher, scientist and coordinator of the Institute for Environmental Science and Sustainability at Wilkes University, is the principal investigator on a research team that has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of climate change on plants. The team will study the effect of a changing climate on tussock cottongrass, a plant indigenous to tundra ecosystems in Alaska. The grant funds research entitled "Collaborative Research: Local adaptation in a dominant arctic tundra sedge (Eriophorum vaginatum) and its effects on ecosystem response in a changing climate."

Wilkes University Veterans Programs Ease Transition To Campus Life

Wilkes University's veterans' counselor Lt. Col. Mark Kaster leads programs that help veterans make the transition to college life. The Times-Leader featured Wilkes' programs in support of veterans in this story that appeared in the Nov. 16, 2014 edition.

Wilkes University Flute Ensemble Presents Concert on Dec. 7

Wilkes University's Flute Ensemble presents a concert at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra Presents Three Centuries of Classical Music In Nov. 23 Concert

Wilkes University's Chamber Orchestra presents a concert at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Holds Military Appreciation Week From Nov. 10-14

Wilkes University will observe Military Appreciation Week from Nov. 10 -14 to support and honor veterans.

Wilkes University Bands Make History, Play First Ever Concert Together on Nov. 22

History will be made on Nov. 22 when all three Wilkes University band ensembles perform together for the first time at Wilkes University Band Night. The Jazz Orchestra, The Civic Band and The Marching Colonels present an evening of big band jazz, concert band and marching band music at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Announces Honors Program Beginning In 2015-2016 Academic Year

An honors program offering enhanced academic experiences and grants and scholarships totaling more than $35,000 over four years will be offered to students for the first time by Wilkes University in fall 2015.

Eric Campros, Choreographer for Usher, Backstreet Boys, Teaches Master Classes at Wilkes University, Nov. 23 and Dec. 7

Dancers in northeast Pennsylvania will have the chance to study with veteran dance choreographer Eric Campros, when he teaches two master classes in contemporary dance at Wilkes University, presented by the University's division of performing arts.

Empty Bowls Raises Money For Area Food Banks At Wilkes University Nov. 16

Handmade bowls bring people together to help fight hunger in the third annual Empty Bowls event. It will be held at Wilkes University from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 16 in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St. in Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Receives $3 Million in State Funding For Engineering Laboratories

Wilkes University has received $3 million in funding from the State of Pennsylvania that will allow it to revolutionize the engineering education experience for its students and provide engineering laboratory support to regional industry.

Wilkes University Honors Faculty, Staff with 2014 TREC Awards

Seven Wilkes University faculty and staff members were honored for their work teaching and advising students at the annual TREC Awards Ceremony. The awards are presented by the university's Teaching Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC).

Wilkes University Marks National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 20-24

Wilkes University will participate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week from Oct. 20-24, a national initiative on college campuses to raise awareness about the dangers of underage and excessive drinking. The week at Wilkes is highlight by the annual Walk Towards Awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at noon on the University Greenway. The University's chapter of the BACCHUS club sponsors the annual event with the help of Campus Health Services.

Screams Become Songs as Wilkes University Unleashes 'Carrie: The Musical,' Nov. 7 - 9 and 14 - 16

Prom season is coming early to Wilkes-Barre, and blood will spill in the Wilkes University Theatre production of "Carrie: The Musical."

Wilkes University Hosts Performance of Iron Age Theatre's 'Marx in Soho' on Oct. 14

The ghost of Karl Marx is coming to Wilkes-Barre for a performance of "Marx in Soho" at Wilkes University. Taking place on Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Henry Student Center ballroom, the show is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Earns 2015 Military Schools® Designation

Wilkes University has been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, parent company of G.I. Jobs magazine. It is the fifth consecutive year that Wilkes has been named to the list, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to support America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students to ensure their success on campus and after graduation.

Susquehanna To Freedom Examines Role of River In The Underground Railroad In Oct. 2 Performance At Wilkes University

The Susquehanna River's key contributions to a very rich piece of history will be revealed in the Oct. 2 production, Susquehanna to Freedom: The Role of the Susquehanna River in the Underground Railroad. The performance will take place at 5 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom at Wilkes University. It is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Offers Study Abroad Ceramic Arts in Italy

Art teachers and artists who wish to advance their ceramic arts studies can enroll in Wilkes University's two-week study abroad program in Tuscany, Italy. The program is offered in partnership with La Meridiana International School of Ceramics. Travel dates are from June 26 to July 12, 2015.

Elvis Lives Again in Wilkes University Theatre Production of 'All the King's Women'

Wilkes Univeristy Theatre says "Long live the king!" with its latest production, Luigi Jannuzzi's comedy "All the King's Women," running September 25 through 28.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Check Out Chekhov: An Evening of One Act Plays April 3-6

Familiarize yourself with Anton Chekhov, Russian physician and one of history's greatest writers, during an evening of delightful theater when Wilkes University Theatre produces Check Out Chekhov: An Evening of One Act Plays. The evening will consist of three plays: The Brute, The Proposal and The Wedding Reception.

Wilkes University Civic Band Presents Band Music from Around the World, Vol. 2 April 27

The Wilkes University Civic Band will present Band Music from Around the World, Vol. 2 on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center.

Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra Presents Broadway, Our Way April 30

The Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra will present Broadway, Our Way on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center.

Wilkes University Announces Drum Majors

Wilkes University recently selected students Martina Barna and Sofia Soares as drum majors to lead the University's new marching band. The band - the only collegiate marching band in northeast Pennsylvania - will debut at the Colonels' first home football game in fall 2014.

Wilkes University Theatre Announces 2014/2015 Season

The Mad Hatter, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, a singing telekinetic and a whole trailer park full of dysfunctional misfits are coming to Wilkes University this year. Come see the commotion for yourself, as the Department of Visual and Performing Arts makes Wilkes University's 2014-2015 theater season one of its most colorful and eclectic seasons yet.

Wilkes University Division of Performing Arts to Present Flutist A. Lish Lindsey in Concert Sunday, Sept. 14

The Wilkes University Division of Performing Arts will present flutist A. Lish Lindsey in concert on Sunday, Sept. 14. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the upper lobby of the Darte Center. The performance is free and open to the public. Donations to support performing arts programs will be accepted.


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