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Wilkes University Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards

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

Wilkes University's Passan School of Nursing Named New Coordinator of Ph.D. Program

Robin Chard, Ph.D., RN, CNOR, has been named coordinator of the doctoral program in Wilkes University's Passan School of Nursing.

Wilkes University's College of Science and Engineering Pre-Professional Society Presents Check to Wilkes-Barre Free Clinic

Members of the Pre-Professional Society in the College of Science and Engineering at Wilkes University raised money in support of the Wilkes-Barre Free Clinic. The student-run organization presented the clinic with a $500 check on June 30, 2017.

Wilkes University Creative Writing Program Announces Program for Pennsylvania Writers Conference Aug. 4 - Aug. 5

Get your pens ready! Wilkes University's Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing has announced the full program for the third annual Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day event is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 4 and Sat., Aug. 5.

Wilkes University Announces Transformational Gift To Graduate Creative Writing Program

University Dedicates the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing

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'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

Wilkes Professor Morgan Clevenger Hosts Book Signing at Barnes & Noble on May 4

Morgan Clevenger, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Wilkes University's Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership, will sign copies of his book, Toward Entrepreneurial Community Development: Leaping Cultural and Leadership Boundaries on May 4. The event will be at Barnes & Noble on Public Square, 75 S. Main St., on May 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.

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.

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.

Wilkes University Offers Accelerated Path To Law Degree With Penn State Law, University Park

The path to law school will be shorter for some Wilkes University students thanks to a new agreement with The Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law at University Park. Called a 3+3 accelerated bachelor's/juris doctor degree program, it allows exceptional students in their third year of study to apply for early acceptance into law school.

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.

2017 - 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR ONLY - NEW 1 YEAR Accelerated AFROTC Program for College Seniors & Graduate/Masters Degree Students

Due to the shortage of USAF officers over the next 2 years, the AFROTC program is offering a 1 YEAR accelerated program for College Seniors & Graduate/Masters Degree Students.

Brian Dalton Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wilkes University

Brian Dalton Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wilkes University

Wilkes University Poised To Become National

Wilkes University Poised To Become National

Wilkes University to Host Open House for Creative Writing Master's Degrees

The Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing program will host an instant decision open house from 4 - 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 19 at Dr. Harold Cox Hall, 245 S. River Street, Wilkes-Barre. Attendees bringing writing samples can receive an instant admission decision. They will also have the opportunity to learn more about the program from the director and staff. Parking is available in the rear of the Henry Student Center at 84 W. South St.

Wilkes University Announces Gifted Letter of Endorsement Program For Teachers

Pennsylvania teachers seeking to develop their expertise in educating gifted and talented students can now enroll in Wilkes University's online Gifted Education Letter of Endorsement Program.

Wilkes University Creative Writing Student Jeremiah Blue Awarded 2016 Etruscan Prize

Wilkes University Creative Writing Student Jeremiah Blue Awarded 2016 Etruscan Prize

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.

Maslow Foundation Salon Reading Series at Wilkes University Kicks Off Creative Writing Program Residency June 19-23

Wilkes University's Maslow Foundation Salon Reading Series will be held nightly from Sun., June 19 through Thurs., June 23, 2016. 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 Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Veterans Expo and Career Fair at Wilkes University

Military veterans can learn more about educational and career opportunities at the Veterans Expo and Career Fair on May 12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Henry Student Center at Wilkes University. The expo is open to the public to assist with employment opportunities, with the main focus on serving the veteran population. This event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Doctor of Education Student Recognized With Medal of the British Empire

Wilkes University doctor of education student Mona Nashman-Smith will receive the prestigious Medal of the British Empire on May 6 in London. The medal is presented by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of meritorious civil service.

Wilkes University Holds Farewell Ceremony for Panamanian Teachers on March 2

Wilkes University bids farewell to 20 Panamanian teachers who have been studying on campus with a special ceremony at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 w. South St. Media are invited to cover the event and interview the teachers about their experiences during the eight weeks they have spent here. The teachers return to Panama on March 4.

Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series Brings Education Speakers to Wilkes University

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University highlights current issues in education. Series co-founders Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner are faculty members in the Wilkes University Department of Education. According to Robert S. Gardner, he and his wife started the series as an outgrowth of their classroom teaching. "It's part of our philosophy of teaching that learning should not be confined to the classroom," he explains. "We believe that these experiences offer opportunities to be other places and hear other voices. These are powerful experiences that help people understand what education can be."

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

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 Accounting Students Offer Free Income Tax Assistance

Accounting students at Wilkes University's Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership will offer free tax assistance to the public through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

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

Open House for Creative Writing Master's Degrees

The Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing program will host an instant decision open house from 4 - 7 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 15 at Dr. Harold Cox Hall, 245 S. River Street, Wilkes-Barre. Attendees bringing writing samples can receive an instant admission decision. They will also have the opportunity to learn more about the program from the director and staff. Parking is available in the rear of the Henry Student Center at 84 W. South St.

Wilkes University Offers Creative Writing Master's Degrees in New, Convenient Weekender Format

The Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing program is offering master's degrees in a new, convenient weekender format. The weekender format combines online distance learning with the traditional campus experience.

Wilkes University to Host Graduate Open House for Educators on Dec. 3

Wilkes University will host an open house from 3 - 5 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 3 for educators interested in pursuing an advanced degree or certification. The open house takes place in the Miller Room on the second floor of the Henry Student Center located at 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. Free parking is available at the rear of the building.

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.

James Jones Literary Society Hosts Symposium at Wilkes University

The James Jones Literary Society is hosting its 2015 Symposium at Wilkes University on Nov. 5-7. The society honors the life and work of American novelist James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity and The Thin Red Line among other works. The symposium features panel discussions and book signings by nationally established authors and writing fellowship winners. The symposium is presented in partnership with the Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program.

Wilkes University Education Professor Dana Burnside Presents at International Conferences

Dana Burnside, assistant professor in the doctorate of education program at Wilkes University, presented workshops at two international conferences. She presented "Global Citizenship Lessons - Inspiring Proactive Agents of Change" at the Central and Eastern European Schools Association's 25th Annual Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in March. She also presented "The Assignment Option: Integrating student-centered assessments" at the 45th Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, held Oct. 15-17 in Savannah, Ga.

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 to Host MBA Open House on Dec. 5

Wilkes University will host an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 5 for adults interested in pursuing their MBA. The open house takes place at 169 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Free parking is available at the rear of the building. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

National Counterintelligence Executive William Evanina Delivers Economic Espionage Lecture Nov. 12 At Wilkes University

Wilkes University alumnus and National Counterintelligence Executive William "Bill" Evanina will discuss issues of cyber security and theft of personally identifiable information on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the University's Henry Student Center. Evanina's lecture, "Economic Espionage: Don't Be A Victim," will provide business owners and individuals with information on the threat to our national security and how to better protect themselves from this threat. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

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 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 Professor Publishes Findings on Impact of Marcellus Shale Extraction Practices on Streams

A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal The Public Library of Science says that streams in the Marcellus shale region of Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia are at an intermediate risk due to unconventional oil and gas (UOG) development. The study, "Stream Vulnerability to Widespread and Emergent Stressors: A Focus on Unconventional Oil and Gas," is co-authored by Ken Klemow, Wilkes University professor of biology and geoenvironmental science. It addresses the vulnerability of streams to potential impacts from UOG development, which includes extracting energy from shale, other dense rocks and coal gas. The researchers obtained and combined data from available sources to predict the potential for UOG to impact streams in different regions of the country.

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.

Gardner Educational Forum at Wilkes University Examines Rural Education at Oct. 8 Event

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University examines the topic "Rural Education: Impressions and Perspectives" on Thursday, Oct. 8. The guest speaker is Dorinda McHenry, adjunct instructor at Wilkes University. The discussion takes place in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Room 214, from 4:30-6 p.m.

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.

Josie Sigler of Portland, Ore., Wins 2015 James Jones First Novel Fellowship

The 24th Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship awarded first place and $10,000 to Josie Sigler of Portland, Ore., for her manuscript titled The Flying Sampietrini, a novel. The competition is co-sponsored by the Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program and the James Jones Literary Society.

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's Veterans Council Awarded $10,000 VetCenter Initiative Grant

Wilkes University's Veterans Council has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the VetCenter Initiative grant program, a partnership between Student Veterans of America (SVA) and The Home Depot Foundation to renovate a center for veterans on campus. A space in Conyngham Hall has been designated as a veteran resource center, and will serve as a focal point for veteran's activities on campus.

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 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.

The Family Business Alliance Presents: The Rise and Fall of a Dallas Family Dynasty

Join the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance on Sept. 9 to hear the tale of the family firm rumored to have inspired the popular 80s TV series "Dallas." Doug Box details the rise and fall of the Box Energy Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas giant, and a family dynasty believed to be too big to fail. Box will also discuss their partnership with one of the largest and most famous construction companies in the United States, George A. Fuller Construction, and their cement conglomerate including Oklahoma Cement Co., Louisiana Cement Company and Box Crow Cement Co.

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

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

Gardner Educational Forum at Wilkes University Examines Education in Independent Schools

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University begins its fall lecture series on Thursday, Sept. 17 with an examination of education in independent schools. The topic for the discussion is "Teaching and Learning in Independent Schools" and features guest speakers William Norwig, head of school at Rock Solid Academy; Thomas Hood, head of school at MMI Preparatory School; Dennis Puhalla, head of school at Wyoming Seminary Montessori School; and Randy Granger, academic dean at Wyoming Seminary Upper School. The discussion takes place in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Room 214, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University Highlights Healthy Communication

The Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University will host Patricia Mikelson and George Brown, the third- and fourth-generation family team of the Highlights for Children publishing company, on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Mikelson and Brown will present "Highlights of Healthy Communication in the Family Business." The presentation will discuss the evolution of Highlights' communication plan and ways for family businesses to lay the framework for a healthy communication process. The event will be held in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street, on the Wilkes campus. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast. The hour-long program starts at 9 a.m.

Wilkes University Offers Online Instruction Endorsement Program

Wilkes University's Online Teaching master's degree now includes the Pennsylvania Department of Education Online Instruction Endorsement Program.

News Media Highlight Wilkes University Faculty Research And Patent Applications

Stories in the Citizens Voice and Times Leader spotlighted groundbreaking research by Wilkes University faculty

Wilkes University Offers Public Creative Writing Community Workshops

The Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing program will offer four non-credit creative writing workshops for the community beginning in September. The workshops meet once a week for five weeks in Kirby Hall, Room 103, and are appropriate for adults of any age or educational level. Registration is $45 for each five-week series.

Kane Is Able Vice Chairman Dick Kane Reveals Best Practices for Family Businesses at Wilkes University

Family business owners can learn the keys to success at the seminar "Twelve Best Practices of Successful Family Businesses" on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The event is presented by the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance.

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.

Professor Eric Wright Adds Public Health Perspective to Pharmacy Practice

Eric Wright, associate professor of pharmacy practice, is bringing students at Wilkes University a new perspective on pharmacy. Wright recently graduated with a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He now has the knowledge and skills to train Wilkes pharmacy students to manage patient populations.

Wilkes University to Host Information Session for Graduate and Adult Students on Aug. 3

Wilkes University will host an information session from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 for adults interested in pursuing an advanced degree or certification in a variety of academic fields. Attendees are invited to stop by anytime during these hours to learn more.

Wilkes University Seeks Patents For Medical Advancements Developed By Faculty

The research of two Wilkes University professors could dramatically improve diagnosis and treatment for wound care, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other brain-related disorders. The University has filed patent applications for health care innovations developed by Ali Razavi, professor of mechanical engineering, and Abas Sabouni, assistant professor electrical engineering. The two separate applications are the first intellectual property right submissions for the 82-year-old University.

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

The Geological Story of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys of Northeastern Pennsylvania Is Focus of May 26 Event for Teachers

Teachers will have an opportunity to delve into local history and earn continuing professional education credits at a lecture titled "The Geological Story of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys of Northeastern Pennsylvania."

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 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.

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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Wilkes University to Host Information Session for Graduate and Adult Students on April 20

Wilkes University will host an information session from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, for adults interested in pursuing an advanced degree or certification in a variety of academic fields.

Wilkes University Family Business Alliance Offers New Tuition Discount Benefit To Its Members

The Wilkes University Family Business Alliance has announced an important new benefit for its members. All member companies will receive a tuition discount on undergraduate and graduate tuition at Wilkes. All full-time employees and their immediate family members of Family Business Alliance member companies and sponsor companies qualify for the tuition discounts, depending on their level of membership.

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.

Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University Addresses Diversity, Sensitivity and Multiculturalism in Schools

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University will examine the topic "Addressing Diversity, Sensitivity and Multiculturalism in Our Schools" on Thursday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Room 214. The presenters will be Beth Anne Owens and Jennifer Welgosh, psychologists in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

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.

Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University to Host STEM Lecture

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University will host "Preparing Our Students for Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)" on Thursday, February 19 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Room 214 of the Arnaud Marts Sports and Conference Center. The presenters are Rachel Bartron and Jill Carrick from Wyoming Seminary. Bartron is an upper school teacher, dean of the class of 2015, and the director of the Maslow STEM School at Wyoming Seminary. Carrick chairs and teaches in the lower school's science department.

Maslow Faculty Reading Series at Wilkes University Jan. 4-8

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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 to Host Information Session for Graduate and Adult Students on Dec. 1

Wilkes University will host an information session from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, for adults interested in pursuing an advanced degree or certification in a variety of academic fields.

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.

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.

Wilkes University Dedicates New Home of Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership

Wilkes University dedicated the new home of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at a ceremony that kicked off Homecoming Weekend festivities on Sept. 25. The event marked the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Sidhu School and ushers in a new era in the school's unique approach to business education.

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).

Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series Brings Education Speakers to Wilkes University

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University highlights current issues in education. Series co-founders Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner are faculty members in the Wilkes University Department of Education. According to Robert S. Gardner, he and his wife started the series as an outgrowth of their classroom teaching. "It's part of our philosophy of teaching that learning should not be confined to the classroom," he explains. "We believe that these experiences offer opportunities to be other places and hear other voices. These are powerful experiences that help people understand what education can be."

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.

Wilkes University Continues Norman Mailer Legacy By Hosting Conference, Offering Writing Workshops

Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program hosts the Norman Mailer Society's annual conference, "Continuing His Legacy," from Oct. 10-12 on campus. Mailer, who died in 2007 at 84, was the founding chair of the writing program's advisory board.

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.

Cam Terwilliger of Montreal, Quebec, Wins 2014 James Jones First Novel Fellowship

The 23rd Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship awarded first place and $10,000 to Cam Terwilliger of Montreal, Quebec, for his manuscript titled Yet Wilderness Grew in My Heart. The competition is co-sponsored by the Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program and the James Jones Literary Society.

Wilkes University Accepting Applications for Doctor of Education Degree

Wilkes University, one of Pennsylvania's leading providers of advanced education for teachers and school administrators, is now accepting applications for the doctor of education degree program. Students will be accepted for classes that start this fall.

Wilkes University to Host Information Session for Graduate and Adult Students on April 7

Wilkes University will host an information session from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 7, for adults interested in pursuing an advanced degree or certification in a variety of academic fields.

Bonnie Culver, Wilkes University Creative Writing Graduate Program Director, Named President of AWP National Board of Trustees

Bonnie Culver, co-founder and director of Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program, has been named president of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs' national board of trustees.

Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program Offers Summer Workshops and Hosts the Pennsylvania Writers Conference

Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program will offer two summer workshops in creative writing and publishing. The program also will host the Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The workshops and writers conference will be held on the Wilkes-Barre campus during the weekend of August 8 - 9, 2014.

Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program Offers Teacher Workshops in Creative Reading and Writing for the Classroom

Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program will offer two summer workshops for teachers interested in engaging and encouraging student reading and writing in a variety of genres.

Wilkes University Offers Youth Summer Writing Workshops

Wilkes University will offer two one-week writing workshops for middle and high school students during the summer 2014 intersession.

Maslow Faculty Reading Series at Wilkes University Kicks Off Graduate Creative Writing Program Residency June 15-19

Wilkes University's Maslow Faculty Reading Series will be held nightly from Sunday, June 15 to Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. A special reading by alumni of the University's Graduate Creative Writing Program will be held on Friday, June 13 at 7: 30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. A June 19 reading of Wilkes Creative Writing program board member William Kennedy will highlight the June series.

Wilkes University Offers New Master's Degree In Middle Level Education For Career Changers

The Wilkes University School of Education is offering a new online master's degree program beginning in fall 2014 that will allow career changers to earn Pennsylvania teaching certification at the middle level - grades 4 to 8. Students enrolled in the program will choose an area of specialization: math, science, social studies or English/language arts.

Wilkes University to Host Information Session for Graduate and Adult Students on Aug. 4

Wilkes University will host an information session from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, for adults interested in pursuing an advanced degree or certification in a variety of academic fields.

Wilkes University Offers Doctor of Education Degree At Commonwealth Connections Academy In Harrisburg

Educators can earn a doctor of education degree from Wilkes University by taking classes at Commonwealth Connections Academy in Harrisburg beginning in January.


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