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Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Presented 2017 Multicultural Awards

The Center for Global Education and Diversity at Wilkes University recently presented its 2017 multicultural awards.

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

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Joby Warrick Delivers Keynote At Wilkes University's Bigler Journalism Conference

The Washington Post reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner author Joby Warrick will be the keynote speaker at Wilkes University's 17th annual Tom Bigler Journalism Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

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 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.

Students Explore Careers in Law at Wilkes University Law Day on March 28

Exploring a career as a lawyer will be the focus when Wilkes University hosts Law Day on Tuesday, March 28. The keynote address, "Law 101," will be delivered at 9 a.m. by Ed Ciaramboli 1995 Wilkes graduate and partner at Fellerman & Ciaramboli.

Wilkes University co-sponsors first Wyoming Valley Undergraduate History Conference

The Wilkes University History Department is partnering with King's College History Department to present the first Wyoming Valley Undergraduate History Conference. Thirteen students from Wilkes, King's and Marywood University will present their research papers.

Wilkes University Hosts Jan. 20 Lecture About African American Coal Miners in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Wilkes University Hosts Jan. 20 Lecture About African American Coal Miners in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Wilkes University Professors Say Minority Voters In Swing States Hold Key To Presidential Election

Wilkes University Professors Say Minority Voters In Swing States Hold Key To Presidential Election

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 Unveils Plans for Clayton and Theresa Karambelas Media Center

Wilkes University unveiled plans on Saturday for the Clayton and Theresa Karambelas Media Center, which will house its communication studies program. The center, which was announced at the University's Founders Gala 2016 at the Westmoreland Club, honors the Karambelases for giving Wilkes one of the largest gifts in its history. The new center at 141 S. Main St., adjacent to the campus Gateway, will further enhance Wilkes' presence on Wilkes-Barre's South Main Street.

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.

Passan School of Nursing Hosts Community Blood Drive April 18 at Wilkes University

Wilkes University Passan School of Nursing will host a blood drive with Geisinger on April 18 from 7:30 am until 1:30 pm in the Henry Center Ballroom, 84 W. South St. This event will support local patients, with all blood donations remaining in the community for friends, family and neighbors.

"Women, Politics, and Activism" Is the Theme of Women's and Gender Studies Conference April 11-12 at Wilkes University

Politics in this election year is the theme as Wilkes University, in collaboration with King's College, presents the Women's and Gender Studies Conference Program on April 11-12 on the Wilkes campus. The conference is free and open to the public, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. on April 11 on the second floor of the Henry Student Center, 84 West South St.

"Frack It Or Leave It" Is The Focus of April 14 Panel Discussion at Wilkes University

Wilkes University will present "Frack It Or Leave It," a panel discussion of Pennsylvania's energy and environmental policies since the development of the Marcellus Shale gas deposit. The discussion will be held on April 14 at 4 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

"Marilyn's Lunchbox" Examines Role of Female Coal Miner in Women's History Month Lecture March 29 at Wilkes University

Marilyn McCusker, one of the first female coal miners in Pennsylvania, overcame gender discrimination in order to pursue work in a mine located in Rushton, Centre County in 1979. McCusker's lunchbox will serve as the focus for a Women's History Month lecture, "Marilyn's Lunchbox as a Teaching Tool for Pennsylvania History." It will be presented by Linda Ries, retired archivist for Pennsylvania State Archives on Tuesday, March 29, at 11 a.m. in Breiseth Hall, Room 107. The lecture is sponsored by the University's Global History and Languages Division.

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 Communication Studies Professors Publish Article: "Are Black Women Loud?"

Wilkes University Communication Studies professors Mia Briceno and Evene Estwick, recently contributed a chapter to the book, Black Women's Portrayals on Reality Television: The New Sapphire. The Wilkes' professors' chapter is titled "Are Black Women Loud? Neoliberal and Postfeminist Protagonists in OWN's Television Sphere."

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.

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.

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."

Activist, Artist and Author Mary Fisher Delivers Allan P. Kirby Lecture on March 16 at Wilkes University

Mary Fisher, activist, author and artist, will speak on "Freeing the Entrepreneur for the Global Good" at the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on March 16. The lecture will be in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is c0-sponsored by the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance, and is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University's Contemporary History Project Presents "Metropolitan Battlefields: Urban Conflict in Iraq Before and After the 'Surge'" on Feb. 29

Wilkes University's Contemporary History Project will present a lecture, "Metropolitan Battlefields: Urban Conflict in Iraq Before and After the 'Surge', " on Feb. 29. It will be given by Dan Bisbee, a doctoral candidate in security and intelligence studies at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School for Public and International Affairs. Bisbee will discuss major trends in urban conflict and provide an analysis of warfare and governance in the cities of Iraq over the past decade. The lecture will be held in the Miller Room of the Henry Student Center from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The lecture is open to the public and admission is free.

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Wilkes University English Department Hosts Author Readings In Allan Hamilton Dickson Writers Series

The Wilkes University English Department will host the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series featuring three distinguished authors and literary critics throughout the spring semester 2016. The writers will read from their work and participate in a workshop and Q&A-style discussion of their writing processes. All workshops and readings are free and open to the public and will take place in the salon of Kirby Hall.

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.

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.

Kathy Price Kautter '72 Scholarship Awarded to First Recipient at Wilkes University

Shelby Petro of Catawissa, Pa., a junior psychology major at Wilkes University, is the first recipient of the Kathy Price Kautter '72 Scholarship. Petro is a research assistant to Dr. Ellen Newell, assistant professor of psychology, and is a member of Psi Chi, the psychology honor society. She has been on the dean's list since the fall of 2013 and currently has a GPA of 4.0.

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 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 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.

Former Head of United Nations Democracy Fund Discusses Voting Process at Wilkes University

As a presidential election year approaches in the United States, Wilkes University's United Nations Lecture Series examines the voting process from a global perspective. Roland Rich, former executive head of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), will present "Voting: What can the U.S. learn from other countries?" at Wilkes University on Nov. 17. The lecture starts at 4 p.m. in the Marts Center, Room 214.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Student-Sponsored Tanzanian Orphan Visits Wilkes University

Wilkes University communication studies students will meet a Tanzanian orphan they have sponsored for the last four years when he visits campus from Oct. 6-20. Kihinga George, 21, will arrive in the United States for the 15-day visit sponsored by Linda Winkler, Wilkes University professor of anthropology and sociology, and donor Ed Meehan.

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.

Wilkes University Hosts "Passport to Science" Oct. 10 Community Open House

Wilkes University will hold a community open house at the Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The science center is located at 140 S. River St. in Wilkes-Barre. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Attorney Al Flora Jr. Delivers Constitution Day Lecture Sept. 17 at Wilkes University

Wilkes University will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17 by hosting a lecture by local attorney Al Flora Jr.

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 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.

Wilkes University Communications Professor Awarded Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Fellowship

Evene Estwick, associate professor of communication studies at Wilkes University, was one of 18 fellows at the 2015 Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy. The academy is held annually at Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication. The competitive, expenses-paid program is designed for new chairs, deans and directors, and faculty and professionals interested in journalism education leadership. It brings together its fellows with seasoned administrators to give participants the opportunity to learn about the challenges and rewards of leading an academic program. A native of Barbados, Estwick currently resides in Ashley, Pa.

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.

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 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 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 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.

Integrative Media Major Steve Dziedziak Wins American Advertising Award

Steve Dziedziak, a senior integrative media major from Shenandoah, Pa., won an American Advertising Federation Silver Award in the student competition of the northeastern Pennsylvania chapter's annual American Advertising Awards (formerly ADDY Awards). Dziedziak received the award in the print advertising category for a poster advertisement he created for a fictional hair pomade company called Wild Thing Pomade.

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.

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.

Human Trafficking is Focus of March 12 U.N. Lecture at Wilkes University

Human trafficking affects more than 5.5 million children annually. Emily Pasnak-Lapchick sheds light on the human rights issue when she answers the question "How Can You Take Action Against Human Trafficking" on March 12 at Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Centennial of World War I Is Focus Of Feb. 23 Presentation At Wilkes University

In commemoration of the centennial of the war that changed the world forever, Wilkes University's history department presents "World War I at 100: Reflecting on the War That Ended Peace." A presentation by Jesse Tumblin, research fellow at Yale University's International Security Studies program, the event will take place Monday, Feb. 23, 4 - 5:30 p.m., in The Miller Room of Wilkes' Henry Student Center. It is free and open to the public.

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.

U.N. Lecture Explores Global Health Jan. 29 At Wilkes University

U.N. Lecture Explores Global Health Jan. 29 At Wilkes University

National Book Award Winner Phil Klay Opens Spring Writers Series at Wilkes University on Feb. 10

Phil Klay, whose short-story collection Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for fiction, will open the spring writers series on Feb. 10. The series, which features writers reading from their work, is presented by the Wilkes University English Department and sponsored by the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund.

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Assist With Affordable Care Act Signups

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Assist With Affordable Care Act Signups

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 Launches Eighth Year of Poetry in Transit at Dec. 19 Event

Area bus riders can look forward to a new year of words and images to brighten up their daily rides when the eighth year of Poetry in Transit launches on Friday, Dec. 19. Eleven new placards showcasing the original work of 11 area poets will be unveiled at a special event at Barnes & Noble in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The free event will include a poetry reading by featured poets and is open to the public.

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 Communication Studies Professor Speaks at National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

Wilkes University students experienced the words of leaders in the women's suffrage movement on a trip to the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, N.Y. Students accompanied Wilkes Communication Studies Professor Jane Elmes-Crahall on Sept. 29 when she spoke at the Monday Lecture Series at the museum. Through the use of performance oratory, Elmes-Crahall presented the words of Susan B. Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt, emulating the famous suffragists in her presentation. Elmes-Crahall spoke twice at the museum - first at the noon lecture series and at a 2 p.m. tea.

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 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.

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski to be Guest of Honor at Wilkes University "Celebration of Education"

Wilkes University is hosting a "Celebration of Education" to mark American Education Week with guest of honor Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. The event will be on Thurs., Nov. 20, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom and the cost is $25 per person.

Sustainability the Focus of United Nations Lecture at Wilkes University on Nov. 13

Wilkes University's United Nations Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Nov. 13, when Matthias Klettermayer, presents "The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - A New Approach" in the Miller Room of the Henry Student Center, at 4 p.m. Klettermayer is the sustainable development officer responsible for communication and outreach in the United Nations' Division for Sustainable Development.

Wilkes Professors Present at Global Learning Conference

Evene Estwick, associate professor of communication studies at Wilkes University, and Maria Grandinetti, assistant professor of nursing, recently presented research at the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Global Learning in College conference in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 16 - 18.

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.

United Nations Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen to Address Challenges of Peace in Middle East at Wilkes University Lecture Oct. 21

With continued tensions in Iraq, Syria and Israel, the question of peace in the Middle East will be at the forefront of Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen's lecture, "Conventional and Emerging Peace and Security Challenges in Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia," at Wilkes University. Gokcen, who is ambassador and permanent observer for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the United Nations, speaks at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Miller Room of the Henry Student Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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 Hosts Sept. 18 Panel Analyzing Scottish Independence Vote

Citizens of Scotland will take an historic independence vote, deciding whether to break away from the United Kingdom on Thursday, Sept. 18. Wilkes University will hold a panel discussion about the vote that night at 7 p.m. in Breiseth Hall, Room 107.

Michael Reagan, Son of Former President and Best-Selling Author, Delivers Kirby Lecture Oct. 1 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. 1. 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.

Hanada Taha Discusses Women's Empowerment In The Middle East During Jan. 28 Lecture at Wilkes University

Women's empowerment in the Middle East will be discussed at a lecture given by Hanada Taha, acting dean of Bahrain Teacher's College at the University of Bahrain. Taha will discuss her experiences on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Miller Room of the Henry Student Center at Wilkes University. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Wilkes University Hosts Community Health Fair Feb. 15

Wilkes University is sponsoring a Community Health Fair on Saturday, Feb. 15, to provide information to members of the community about healthy lifestyles and health-related topics. The health fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Henry Student Center on the University's campus. The event is free and registration is not required.

Wilkes University Feb. 18 Lecture With Eduardo Ulibarri Canceled

The lecture to be given by Eduardo Ulibarri, United Nations ambassador of Costa Rica, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center has been cancelled.

Wilkes University's English Department Spring Writers Series Presents Poet Jim Daniels on Feb. 20

The Wilkes University English Department's Allen Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series presents poet Jim Daniels at a reading on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Hall Salon, 202 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. The event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow the reading and discussion.

Matthew Pinsker Discusses Abraham Lincoln's Partisan Leadership During March 5 Lecture at Wilkes University

Boss Lincoln: Understanding AbrahamLincoln's Partisan Leadership will be discussed at a lecture given by Matthew Pinsker, the Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom at Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Hosts Community Health Fair April 5

Wilkes University is sponsoring a Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 5, to provide information to members of the community about healthy lifestyles and health-related topics. The health fair, rescheduled from Feb. 15 due to inclement weather, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Henry Student Center on the University's campus. The event is free and registration is not required.

Wilkes University Holds Women's and Gender Studies Conference on March 19-21

"Revolutionary Women" is the theme of Wilkes University's annual Women's and Gender Studies Conference taking place on Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21 in the Henry Student Center. Hours for the conference, which is free and open to the public, are from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. The event includes 30 sessions with a focus on research, engagement and awareness. The conference is co-sponsored by King's College, with students and faculty from King's and Wilkes making presentations. The keynote address and screening will be at King's, with all other events held at Wilkes.

Former U.S. Senator and 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Richard Lugar to Deliver Max Rosenn Lecture at Wilkes University

Former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar will deliver the 33rd Annual Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities at Wilkes University on Sunday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. Lugar will speak on foreign policy, arms reduction and agricultural and energy independence issues. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University United Nations Speaker Series Hosts U.N. Ambassador Ahmed Sareer on April 24

The Wilkes University United Nations Speaker Series will feature Ahmed Sareer, permanent mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, on Thursday, April 24 at 4 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Miller Room. Sareer will speak about climate change and the Maldives. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Allen Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series To Host Author Josh Weil

The Allen Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series at Wilkes University will host author Josh Weil on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Hall Salon. Weil will read selections from his fiction and creative nonfiction works.

Wilkes University Professors Analyze Political Unrest in Ukraine

The expertise of two Wilkes University faculty members sheds light on the continuing political unrest in Ukraine. Dennis Hupchick, professor of history, and Andreea Maierean, assistant professor of political science, provide historical and political context for the clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian forces.

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.


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