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Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

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

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Wilkes University Presented 2017 Multicultural Awards

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

Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Students Attended Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Legislative Day on April 19

Students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy attended Pennsylvania Pharmacy Day at the capitol in Harrisburg on April 19. Thirty-two students along with faculty members Tom Franko and Judith Kristeller participated in the day organized by the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association. The theme for the day was "Putting Patients First," advocating that pharmacists always put their patients first.

Wilkes University Presents Antique Appraisals with "Dr. Lori" Verderame on June 1

Wilkes University presents antique appraisals with expert Lori Verderame - better known as "Dr. Lori" - on Thursday, June 1. Each participant will receive appraisals on two items brought to the class. The fee for the program is $30. The event will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. in Breiseth Hall, Room 107, on the Wilkes University campus.

The Wilkes University Running Club Raises Funds to Ease Home Heating Crisis

The Wilkes University Running Club held its annual 100-mile Relay for Heat to raise funds to assist local families with their heating bills.

Wilkes University Selected For NASPA Lead Initiative

NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) selected Wilkes University to join its Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement.

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.

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

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

Wilkes Pharmacy Student Eileen Friery of Kenosha, Wis., Wins U.S. Public Health Service Award

Wilkes University second-year pharmacy student Eileen Friery of Kenosha, Wis., was the recipient of a United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. Friery was recognized for her work in initiatives that help achieve unmet needs of local and global underserved populations.

Elementary School Students Enjoy Adventures in Science on April 28 at Wilkes University

Two-hundred and fifty Berwick Area fifth graders will make scientific discoveries when Wilkes University hosts Adventures in Science 2017 on Friday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

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

Eleventh Annual Wilkes ASME Car Show at Wilkes University on April 23

The 11th annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Car Show at Wilkes University will be held on Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held in the parking lot behind the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. The show is free for spectators. Those interested in participating may register a vehicle on the day of the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. The rain date is Sunday, April 30, 2017.

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.

Wilkes University Hosts Engineering Olympics Event

The team from Hamburg Area School District from Hamburg, Pa., beat out seven other high school teams from throughout northeast and eastern Pennsylvania to take top honors in Wilkes University's annual Engineering Olympics. The 2017 event was held on April 7 in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center. The winning team's members will each receive a $1,000 scholarship annually for four years if they attend Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Professor's Project Highlighted at Global Health Conference April 22 and 23

Wilkes University Professor's Project Highlighted at Global Health Conference April 22 and 23

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.

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

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

Poetry In Transit 2017 Seeks New Verse

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

Wilkes University Presents Creative Writing Community Workshops Spring 2017

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

Wilkes University to Host Open House for Creative Writing Master's Degrees on April 12

The Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing program will host an instant decision open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wed., April 12 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.

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

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

Wilkes Summer Undergraduate Classes Offered at $520 Per Credit

Summer session at Wilkes University offers quality education at an affordable price. Undergraduate students from any college or university are eligible to register for classes and take advantage of the personal attention and mentoring they will receive from Wilkes' award-winning faculty.

Wilkes University Invites Local High School Students To Earth and Environmental Science Day on April 21

Wilkes University invites high school students to celebrate Earth Day at Earth and Environmental Science Day on Friday, April 21. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. Registration is from 9 to 9:15 a.m. in the Henry Student Center or can be done in advance by visiting www.wilkes.edu/eesday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wilkes University Theatre Presents We Shot JFK April 6 - 9

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

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 Presents "Homegrown Music" Concert on March 31

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

Reading By Henry Veggian At Wilkes University Rescheduled for March 21

Reading By Henry Veggian At Wilkes University Rescheduled for March 21

Wilkes University Holds It's On Us Week March 27-31 With Speaker Jackson Katz

The issue of violence against women will be explored when Wilkes University holds It's On Us Week from March 27-31. The week begins with the keynote address "Men, Women, Sex and Violence" by Jackson Katz on March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom. Katz, an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist, is internationally renowned for his pioneering activism on issues of gender, race and violence.

Genome Sequencing is Focus of Kimball Lecture at Wilkes University

The science used to identify the source of the 2010 Haitian cholera outbreak and the anthrax letter criminal investigation will be explored in the 2017 Kimball Lecture at Wilkes University. "Tracking Dangerous Pathogens Using Whole Genome Sequencing - Examples from Anthrax and Cholera" will be presented by Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University on March 27 at 8:00 p.m. in the Stark Learning Center, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Student Pharmacist Finalists in Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition

Wilkes University student pharmacists from the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Ashley Robold and Terra Landis were finalists in the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's (PPA) 2017 "Know Pain Know Gain" Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition, which took place during PPA's mid-year conference on Jan. 28 in Lancaster, Pa. Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,300 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Wilkes University Presents the Lecture "Borders Beyond the Wall: Immigration Policy Today and the Battles Ahead" on March 21

The question of national immigration policy will be the focus when the lecture, "Borders Beyond the Wall: Immigration Policy Today and the Battles Ahead" is presented on Tues., March 21 at Wilkes University. The lecture will be delivered by Lina Newton, associate professor of political science at Hunter College, CUNY, in the Miller Room at the Henry Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, and is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.

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 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.

Wilkes University Student Teachers Spring 2017

Students in Wilkes University education programs are completing student teaching assignments in northeast Pennsylvania schools during the spring 2017 semester. Wilkes University education faculty and supervisors are pictured with the student teachers.

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2017 Set For June 3

Wilkes University will hold its Founders Gala 2017 on June 3 celebrating its heritage of educating first-generation college students. The gala, now in its fourth year, will be at 6 p.m. at the Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre.

Steve Forbes Delivers Kirby Lecture March 1 at Wilkes University

Steve Forbes will deliver the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, corner of River and South Streets, Wilkes-Barre. The lecture, "An Evening of Insights with Steve Forbes," is co-sponsored by the Young America's Foundation. The lecture will be followed by a book signing and Forbes' books will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.

Novelist Rivka Galchen Opens Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series Feb. 28 at Wilkes University

The Wilkes University English Department will host the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series featuring distinguished authors Rivka Galchen, Henry Veggian and Valeria Luiselli. Throughout the spring 2017 semester, the writers will visit campus to read from their work. The readings will take place in the salon of Kirby Hall, 202 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. These events are free and open to the public.

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.

Gender Revolution Documentary Receives Advance Screening Feb. 7 at Wilkes University

Gender Revolution Documentary Receives Advance Screening Feb. 7 at Wilkes University

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

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

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Fall 2016 Semester

Wilkes University Provost Dr. Anne Skleder announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.

Wilkes University Holds Winter Commencement Ceremony on Jan. 22

Wilkes University held its winter commencement ceremony on January 22 in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center. More than 200 graduates received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the event.

UN Ambassador for Pacific Island Nation Discusses Climate Change Challenges in Jan. 26 Lecture at Wilkes University

UN Ambassador for Pacific Island Nation Discusses Climate Change Challenges in Jan. 26 Lecture at Wilkes University

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

Luzerne County SHINE Program at Wilkes University Marks Successful First Year

Luzerne County SHINE Program at Wilkes University Marks Successful First Year

Maslow Faculty Reading Series At Wilkes University Creative Writing Program Jan. 8-12

Maslow Faculty Reading Series At Wilkes University Creative Writing Program Jan. 8-12

Wilkes University Choral Ensembles to Present Music of War & Peace

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

Wilkes University's Sidhu School of Business Sponsors Interview and Etiquette Luncheon Dec. 1

More than 130 students in Wilkes University's Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership will practice professional interviewing techniques and mastering the art of a business luncheon during a special event on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Wilkes University Flute Ensemble Presents "Dances and Dreams" Concert on Dec. 4 with Conductor A. Lish Lindsey

The Wilkes University Flute Ensemble will present the concert "Dances and Dreams" on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra Concert on December 5 Features Guest Trumpet Artist David Jumper

The Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra will present a concert of music from Britain and America conducted by John Vaida Jr.

Wilkes University Civic Band Presents Holiday Pops Concert on December 11

The Wilkes University Civic Band will present a holiday pops concert in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Wilkes University Earns Military Schools® Designation For Sixth Consecutive Year

Wilkes University has been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, parent company of G.I. Jobs magazine. It is the sixth 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.

Constance Dombroski Named Director of Wilkes University's Center for Health Sciences and Student Success

Constance Dombroski of Dallas, Pa., has been named director of Wilkes University's new Center for Health Sciences and Student Success.

The Passan School of Nursing at Wilkes University Hosts Professional Induction Ceremony

The Passan School of Nursing at Wilkes University hosts the Professional Induction Ceremony as a way to recognize incoming nursing students who have demonstrated basic competency in safety, communication, and basic skills in the nursing simulation center.

Wilkes University Presents Lecture on Irish Americans in the 19th Century On Nov. 3

Wilkes University is presenting the lecture "How Irish Immigrants Became Irish Americans: Immigration, Nativism, and Contested Loyalties in 19th-century America."

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

The Wilkes University Theatre Presents Little Shop of Horrors Nov. 11-20

Wilkes University Theatre presents the musical Little Shop of Horrors. The musical will be performed at Wilkes' Dorothy Dickson Center for the Performing Arts on Novemeber 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. Also on November 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.

Chris Matthews Replaced at Wilkes University Panel Discussion on Oct. 25: "Election 2015: How Key Is The Keystone State?"

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball, has canceled his appearance to lead the panel discussion about the 2016 presidential election at Wilkes University on Tuesday, Oct. 25. He will be replaced by Borys Krawczeniuk, political reporter of The Scranton Times-Tribune. "Election 2016: How Key Is The Keystone State?" will be held as scheduled at 11 a.m. in the Dorothy Dixon Darte Center for the Performing Arts on the Wilkes campus. The event will examine election issues and Pennsylvania's role as a swing state in the battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Marks 20 Years of Pharmacy Education With Oct. 22 Event

Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy rededicates its CVS Pharmacy Care Lab at a special event on Saturday, Oct. 22. The event also marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the pharmacy school at Wilkes. The ribbon cutting and rededication will be at 4:30 p.m. at the lab on the first floor of the Stark Learning Center, followed by a reception.

Wilkes University Offers New Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology

Wilkes University's College of Science and Engineering recently announced a new undergraduate bachelor of science degree in geology.

Wilkes University Professor Andrew Miller Publishes Book: Sustainable Ecotourism in Central America: Comparative Advantage in a Globalized World

Andrew P. Miller, associate professor of political science at Wilkes University, has published a book, Sustainable Ecotourism in Central America: Comparative Advantage in a Globalized World. Published by Lexington Books, the book is Miller's third and his second full-length examination of ecotourism in Costa Rica.

Wilkes University to Host Young Voters Focus Group and Debate Watch on October 19

Wilkes University will host a young voters focus group and a debate watch for the final face-off between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It will be on Oct. 19 in Wilkes University's Shelburne TV Studio, located in Room 57, Studio C, in the lower level of the Stark Learning Center. The focus group will be held from 8-9 p.m. with the debate watch following at 9-10:30 p.m.

Brian Dalton Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wilkes University

Brian Dalton Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wilkes University

Wilkes University Welcomes New Faculty for 2016-2017 Academic Year

Wilkes University welcomed 14 new members to its faculty for the 2016-2017 academic year. New faculty are:

Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Honors Students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association honored students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy with two awards at its recent conference.

Sordoni Art Gallery presents the exhibition "Ying Li: Geographies," Oct. 25-Dec. 18

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University will present Geographies by Ying Li from October 25 through December 18, 2016.

Empty Bowls Celebrates 5 Years of Supporting Luzerne County Food Banks At Wilkes University Oct. 23

Handmade bowls bring people together to help fight hunger in the fifth annual Empty Bowls event. It will be held at Wilkes University from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St. in Wilkes-Barre. The event is sponsored by Wilkes, King's College, Wyoming Seminary and Luzerne County Community College.

Wilkes University Announces $3.5 Million South Campus Gateway Project

University to Receive Multiple Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Grants Wilkes University today announced plans for the $3.5 million South Campus Gateway initiative. The three-part project includes improvements and additions that will transform Wilkes and the streets bordering it into a park-like campus in the heart of the City of Wilkes-Barre. The project combines University resources with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Department of Community and Economic Development funds to improve pedestrian safety, alleviate traffic congestion and beautify the campus and surrounding neighborhood.

Wilkes University Doctor of Education Graduate Honored by White House

President Barack Obama has awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science to Wilkes University doctor of education graduate Melanie Wiscount. The award recognizes outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country.

Wilkes University Honors Faculty and Staff With Teacher Recognition and Effectiveness Awards

Wilkes University recognized 11 faculty and staff members with 12 awards for excellence in teaching and advising at the 2016 Teacher Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC) Awards Ceremony.

Wilkes University Presents an Overview on Immigration Policy on Oct. 4

Wilkes University will present a lecture on United States immigration policy by Steven A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. The lecture will be held on Tues., Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. in Room 214 of the Arnaud C. Marts Center, and is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Celebrates the Family of Colonels for 2016 Homecoming Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Wilkes University will welcome alumni back to campus for the 2016 Homecoming weekend from Sept 30 - Oct, 2. The event celebrates the "Family of Colonels," the close-knit campus community at Wilkes.

Wilkes University Pharmacy Faculty Receive Grant To Improve Transition of Care from Hospital to Home

Judith Kristeller and Dana Manning, faculty in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, have received a $150,000 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation. The grant, to be paid over three years, will expand a system for improving the transition of care and medication use for patients who are discharged from Commonwealth Health network hospitals to home. The Wilkes grant is one of only 13 awarded by Cardinal Health from among 163 applications nationwide.

Wilkes University Participates in National Voter Registration Day Sept. 27

Wilkes University will participate in National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St. Students from the women's and gender studies program will help register students and members of the community in the non-partisan event. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org.

Playboy of the Western World

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

Wilkes University Honors Program Students Attend International Conference In Vietnam

Four students from Wilkes University's honors program recently had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Hanoi, Vietnam, to learn about making positive transformations in small communities.

Wilkes University and Congress to Campus Present "The Great Divide: People, Congress and the Presidential Election"

Wilkes University and Congress to Campus present "The Great Divide: People, Congress and the Presidential Election," a discussion with former congressmen Sam Coppersmith, D-Ariz., and Dan Miller, R-Fla., at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 W. South St. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Poised To Become National

Wilkes University Poised To Become National

U.S News Ranking Overlooks Uniqueness of Wilkes University

The "U.S. News & World Report" annual ranking of American colleges and universities was released today. Wilkes University is pleased to be once again listed among the institutions in our regional universities category, though the publication does not take into consideration the profile of the student body when creating its rankings.

Wilkes University Faculty and Staff Receive New President's Awards for Excellence

Five Wilkes University faculty and staff members were presented with new cross-university awards called the President's Awards for Excellence during Wilkes University's fall convocation on Aug. 24. President Patrick Leahy conferred the awards, which promote and celebrate the University's five core values: scholarship, innovation, community, mentoring and diversity. The convocation and awards marked the start of a new school year. Michael Steele, professor of biology, was the recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, for his efforts in advancing knowledge through discovery and research to better educate students. John Carlin, director of network and technology infrastructure, garnered the President's Award for Innovation, for his efforts in promoting programs, ideas and sustainable practices as they relate to rebuilding a computer network in unheralded ways. Addy Malatesta, director of athletics, took home the President's Award for Community, for her efforts in appreciating and collaborating with mutual respect to foster a sense of belonging on campus. Lt. Col. Mark Kaster, lecturer in environmental engineering and earth science and veterans counselor, received the President's Award for Mentoring, for his efforts in nurturing individuals to understand and act on their abilities while challenging them to achieve great things. Helen Davis, associate professor of English, took home the President's Award for Diversity, for her efforts in embracing differences and uniqueness through sincerity, awareness, inclusion and sensitivity. University faculty or staff members could nominate anyone in the Wilkes community who embodied the spirit of each value. The nominations were shared with senior administration for feedback, with the final decision determined by the president.

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 to Compete in Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

Wilkes University joins 87 other universities and colleges from across the country to compete in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, an initiative of the Outdoor Foundation.

Wilkes University Holds Summer Commencement Ceremony on September 11

Wilkes University will hold its summer commencement ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center.

Allan West Delivers Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Oct. 5 at Wilkes University

Former Florida congressman and retired army officer Allan West delivers the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, Oct. 5. West speaks at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center on Wilkes University's campus. His topic will be "Building a Strong Economy Through Small Business and Military Veterans." The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Ice Hockey Announcement Receives Media Coverage

Wilkes University Ice Hockey Announcement Receives Media Coverage

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

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

Wilkes University Adding Men's and Women's Ice Hockey as Varsity Sports; Forms Affiliation with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Wilkes University will add men's and women's ice hockey to its list of NCAA Division III varsity sports, President Patrick F. Leahy announced today. An affiliation with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins organization will allow Wilkes to practice and compete at the Toyota SportsPlex at Coal Street Park. Both teams will debut in the 2017-18 academic year.

Wilkes University Accepting Applications for Doctor of Education Degree

Applications for the low-residency program are due by Nov. 15 Wilkes University is now accepting applications for the doctor of education degree. Accepted students will start in January 2017.

Wilkes University Invests More Than $4 Million In Campus Improvements for New Academic Year

Wilkes University invested more than $4 million in campus improvements during the summer in preparation for the new academic year.

Wilkes University Is Partner For Feria del Libro Panama 2016 Aug. 16-21

Wilkes University Is Partner For Feria del Libro Panama 2016 Aug. 16-21

Dr. Lori Verderame of Discovery Channel's Auction Kings Offers Antiques Appraisal Aug. 25 at Wilkes University

Award-winning TV personality and star antiques appraiser Dr. Lori Verderame will be at Wilkes University for a one-evening class to tell you if your prized possessions hold more than sentimental value.

Poetry In Transit 2016 Launches With Aug. 19 Event

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

Allan P. Kirby Enterprise Center At Wilkes University Joins Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network

The Allan P. Kirby Enterprise Center at Wilkes University has become part of one of the largest incubator networks in the U.S. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) expanded its Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network to include the Kirby Enterprise Center and three others, bringing the total number of incubators in its network to 14.

Wilkes University's Dr. Zbigniew Witczak Elected President of the International Carbohydrate Organization

Zbigniew Witczak, chair of the department of pharmaceutical sciences in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, was named President-Elect of the International Carbohydrate Organization for the 2016 - 2018 term. He will take the helm as President on Aug. 1, 2016, after the closing of the 28th International Carbohydrate Symposium this month, July 17-21, in New Orleans, La.. He is currently serving as Vice-Chair and National Representative to the Organization.

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.

Abel Adekola Joins Wilkes University As Dean of Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership

Abel Adekola, D.B.A., has joined Wilkes University as dean of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership. In his new position, Adekola will lead faculty and oversee academic programs in the Sidhu School.

Middle School Girls Become Scientists At Wilkes University's Women Empowered by Science Camp July 24-30

Wilkes University's Women Empowered by Science (WEBS) Summer Camp allows local girls to experience the exciting world of science through captivating hands-on labs with exploration into the world of animals, food, genetics, medicine and the building - and programming - of their own LEGO robots.

Wilkes University Business Professor Morgan Clevenger Receives Award for Research

Morgan Clevenger, assistant professor of business in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, was awarded an 2016 CASE Award for Outstanding In-Progress Research in Integrated Educational Advancement. Clevenger was recognized for his research project, "Corporate Citizenship in American Higher Education." Clevenger will receive a cash prize of $2,000 along with an announcement of his scholarship in CASE's magazine, Currents, and its publication BriefCASE.

Wilkes University History Professor Diane Wenger Attends National Seminar Studying Use of Slave Narratives In History

Diane Wenger, Wilkes University associate professor of history and co-chair of the Division of Global Cultures, participated in a special American history seminar on "Slave Narratives." It was sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Wenger was selected from a pool of 66 highly competitive nominations nationwide.

Wilkes University Promotes Faculty and Awards Tenure

Wilkes University recently awarded tenure and promotions to eight faculty members.

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Spring Semester 2016

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Spring Semester 2016

Wilkes University Professor Justin Matus Elected to Board of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Justin Matus, associate dean of the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University, was recently elected to the board of commissioners of the The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) at its annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

Poetry Slam and Open Mic Launches Pennsylvania Writers Conference Aug. 5 at Wilkes University

Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program is sponsoring a poetry slam and open mic night as the kickoff event to the Pennsylvania Writers Conference.

Wilkes University Creative Writing Student Jeremiah Blue Awarded 2016 Etruscan Prize

Wilkes University Creative Writing Student Jeremiah Blue Awarded 2016 Etruscan Prize

Wilkes University Professor Michael A. Steele Wins NSF Opus Award

Wilkes University Professor Michael A. Steele Wins NSF Opus Award

Incoming Freshmen at Wilkes University Help Community During June 27 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 27.

Heather Sincavage Appointed Director of Wilkes University's Sordoni Art Gallery

Heather Sincavage has been appointed director of the Sordoni Art Gallery and assistant professor of art at Wilkes University.

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.

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.

Anna Arnett of Chandler, Ariz., is Wilkes University's Oldest Graduate At 91 Years Young

Anna Arnett of Chandler, Ariz., is Wilkes University's oldest graduate at age 91. Her degree in creative writing will be completed on June 4.

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 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 July.

Chamber of Commerce Honors Teri Ooms of Wilkes University Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development

Teri Ooms, the executive director of the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development at Wilkes University, will receive the Innovator of the Year Award at the Extraordinary People Inspiring Community (EPIC) Awards.

Wilkes University 2016 Pharmacy Graduate Recognized with Outstanding Pharmacy Student Award

Wilkes University pharmacy graduate Trina Patel of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was recently awarded the 2016 Outstanding Pharmacy Student Award from the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes Pharmacy Student Sarah Fillman of Limerick, Pa., Wins U.S. Public Health Service Award

Wilkes University third-year pharmacy student Sarah Fillman, of Limerick, Pa., was the recipient of a United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. Fillman was recognized for her work during a summer internship at Geisinger Health System, where she piloted a program to establish public awareness efforts to promote proper drug disposal.

Graduate of Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Makes Headlines In The New York Times

Graduate of Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Makes Headlines In The New York Times

Wilkes Senior Accepted into Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Internship

Wilkes University senior Justin Hunter, from Dupont, Pa., will complete a summer internship at Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. This paid, three-month internship will allow him to work with one of the researchers on a specific project to be determined. Hunter receives his bachelor of science degree in biology on May 21.

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement on May 21

More than 700 graduate and undergraduate students will receive degrees when Wilkes University holds its 69th annual spring commencement on Saturday, May 21.

Wilkes University Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 Honors Memory of Maj. Candice Adams Ismirle At April 30 Dedication

Wilkes University Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 Honors Memory of Maj. Candice Adams Ismirle At April 30 Dedication

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 hosts Adventures in Science 2016 on April 29

More than 250 Luzerne County fifth graders will make scientific discoveries when Wilkes University hosts Adventures in Science 2016 on Friday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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 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 summer undergraduate classes offered at $520 per credit

Summer session at Wilkes University offers quality education at an affordable price. Undergraduate students from any college or university are eligible to register for classes and take advantage of the personal attention and mentoring they will receive from Wilkes' award-winning faculty.

Order of the Engineer Ceremony at Wilkes University

Wilkes University and the Keystone Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society for Professional Engineers conducted the Order of the Engineer ceremony, inducting 55 Wilkes senior engineering majors into the order on April 3, 2016. The students will receive Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering, environmental engineering or mechanical engineering at the University's spring commencement ceremony. As part of the ceremony, graduating engineers are presented with a stainless steel ring that serves as a symbol of membership. The order emphasizes ethics in engineering projects and the partnership and teamwork required by engineers in the profession.

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.

W. John Kress of the Smithsonian Institution to Give Annual Grace Kimball Memorial Lecture on April 21 at Wilkes Unversity

W. John Kress of the Smithsonian Institution will give the Annual Grace Kimball Memorial Lecture at Wilkes University.

Allan P. Kirby Center For Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University Highlights Entrepreneurial Achievements and Services at April 14 Showcase

The Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University spotlights its services and successes at its second annual showcase on Thursday, April 14.

Wilkes University Signs Agreement With Largest Community College System In The United States

Wilkes University has signed an agreement with the Maricopa County Community Colleges in Arizona, the largest community college system in the United States.

Wilkes University Students Inducted Into Teacher Education Program

Wilkes University inducted 15 education students into its teacher education program at a pinning ceremony attended by faculty, parents, friends, and students on March 15. Students were presented with "Proud to Teach" pins by faculty presenters.

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.

Saturday Morning Classes Cancelled On April 9 At Wilkes-Barre Campus

Saturday Morning Classes Cancelled On April 9 At Wilkes-Barre Campus

Wilkes University Student Jeanine Manta Wins Outstanding Adult Learner Award

Jeanine Manta, of Exeter, Pa., was named Wilkes University's Outstanding Adult Learner. A dinner sponsored by the Luzerne County Council on Adult Higher Education was held at King's College on March 22 to honor Manta and winners from other schools.

"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.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Twelfth Night for Shakespeare Anniversary

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

Wilkes University Creative Writing Program Announces Pennsylvania Writers Conference Aug. 5-6

Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program is sponsoring the Pennsylvania Writers Conference, celebrating all genres of writing and featuring workshops and panels with authors, editors, literary agents and film producers.

Wilkes University Founders Gala To Honor Clayton and Theresa Karambelas of Kingston

Wilkes University celebrates its heritage of educating first-generation college students when it holds Founders Gala 2016 on Saturday, June 4.

"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.

Wilkes University Professor Anthony Liuzzo Interviewed by Wallethub

Wilkes University Professor Anthony Liuzzo Interviewed by Wallethub

Wilkes University Hosts Earth and Environmental Science Day for High School Students on April 22, 2016

Wilkes University will host an Earth and Environmental Science Day for high school students and their parents, teachers and guidance counselors to introduce them to the field of study and career opportunities in the geosciences. The event will be held on Friday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Cohen Science Center.

Wilkes University Dedicates Veterans Center Of Excellence With March 17 Ceremony And Open House

Wilkes University will dedicate its new Veterans Center of Excellence with an 11:30 a.m. ceremony and open house on March 17.

Wilkes University Students Get Lessons in Political Communication During March 17 Visit With Face The Nation Director

Wilkes University communication studies students will hear stories from the front lines of politics during this year's raucus presidential primary season when one of Face The Nation's directors, Brian Nalesnik, visits on Thursday, March 17.

"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 Hosts Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition March 5

Nearly 800 middle- and high-school students from seven northeast Pennsylvania counties will come to Wilkes University on March 5 when the campus hosts the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region 2 Competition. The event, which is drawing one of the largest groups of participants in its history, begins with registration from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Henry Student Center.

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."

United Nations Ambassador of Palau Speaks on Climate Change at Wilkes University

Wilkes University's United Nations Lecture Series presents Caleb Otto, ambassador and permanent representative of the Republic of Palau, to speak on "Climate Change: the United Nations and Small Island Developing States."

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 English Department Hosts Andrew Krivak In Allan Hamilton Dickson Writers Series

Wilkes-Barre native Andrew Krivak will be the featured writer on March 22, when the Wilkes University English Department hosts the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series.

Wilkes University Alumna Dawn Zera of Forty Fort, Pa., Named Finalist for PEN/Bellwether Prize

Dawn Zera, a resident of Forty-Fort, Pa., and an alumna of the Wilkes University graduate creative writing program, is one of 10 finalists for the prestigious PEN/Bellwether Prize for socially engaged fiction.

Wilkes University Offers Public Creative Writing Community Workshops

The Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing program will offer six non-credit creative writing workshops for the community beginning in September.

Wilkes University Honors Freshmen with Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony

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

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Fall 2015 Semester

Wilkes University Provost Dr. Anne Skleder announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2015 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.

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.

Wilkes University Holds Feb. 18 Grand Opening for Starbucks

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

Pharmacy Advocacy Event

Pharmacy Advocacy Event

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Wilkes Partners with Discovery Education to Offer STEM Endorsement Program for Teachers

Wilkes University and Discovery Education have teamed up to offer a new program designed to prepare educators to incorporate STEM strategies into their instructional practice and foster a culture of STEM in their school system. Called the STEM Letter of Endorsement, this program provides a pathway through which educators can grow their expertise in incorporating STEM education into every facet of teaching and learning.

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 Theatre Presents Dogfight the Musical Feb. 19 - 28

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

Wilkes University Family Business Alliance Hosts Strategic Planning Seminar on Feb. 9

The Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University will host Charles Cohen, managing director and third-generation owner of Benco Dental Company and John E. Park, Ed.D., director for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP., for a seminar, "Build Your Strategic Plan," on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Opens NeuroTraining and Research Center

Wilkes University Opens NeuroTraining and Research Center

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.

Wilkes University Honors Borton-Lawson As Its Business Partner of the Year

Wilkes University honored Wilkes-Barre architectural and engineering firm Borton-Lawson as its 2015 Business Partner of the Year. The firm was among five finalists for the honor. The award was established to recognize partner organizations that demonstrate outstanding quality, value and service to Wilkes University.

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

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

Allan P. Kirby Center For Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University Announces Partnership With SCORE

Wilkes University's Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship has announced a partnership with SCORE Inc. to provide mentoring to the businesses supported by the center. The partnership was announced at a mentor breakfast on Dec. 9 at the University. The breakfast celebrated the importance of mentoring in encouraging entrepreneurs in developing their businesses.

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.

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.

Sigma Tau Delta Book Drive a Success

Members of Wilkes University's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society, gathered 2,033 books to donate to Ruth's Place House of Hope, Inc. and St. Hedwig's Veterans Village in a book drive.

Wilkes University Flute Ensemble Presents Concert on Dec. 13

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

Wilkes University Family Business Alliance Executive Director Named Fellow By Family Firm Institute

Lanie Jordan, executive director of the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance, was named a fellow of the Family Firm Institute at its 2015 Global Conference, Oct. 21-24 in London, England. Jordan earned the additional designation of ACFBA - Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising. Family Firm Institute Fellow status signifies that Jordan has completed an advanced program of study as part of the Family Firm Institute's Global Education Network, presented at the institutes annual conferences, or published in its publications, and has been a member of the organization for more than 10 years.

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 Pharmacy Students Offer Outreach To Assist Community With Affordable Care Act Sign Ups

Students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy are offering an outreach session to help community members learn about and sign up for the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") the session, offered in cooperation with the Advocacy Alliance, is on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the School of Pharmacy, located in Stark Learning Center on the Wilkes campus.

Wilkes University Dedicates Building Honoring Its Second President Francis J. Michelini

Wilkes University celebrated the legacy of its second president, Francis J. Michelni - credited with shepherding the institution through the aftermath of the 1972 Agnes Flood -- by dedicating a building in his name on Nov. 10. Francis J. Michelini Hall was dedicated in a ceremony led by Wilkes President Patrick F. Leahy and attended by Michelini, now a Mechanicsburg, Pa., resident.

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.

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.

Wilkes University Business Students Prepare for Entering Workforce With Workshops At Benco Dental

Seniors at the Wilkes University Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership will receive a rare opportunity to gain experience in their fields by participating in a series of events at Benco Dental.

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 Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Student Organization Receives Membership Award from Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) presented the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy student chapter with the Membership Award during the association's Annual Conference on Oct. 3 in Grantville, Pa. The award recognizes the pharmacy school that excels at membership recruitment, retention and involvement in the PPA. Points are awarded for a number of activities based on these criteria and special credit is given for creative and innovative efforts.

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.

Peter J. Stang of University of Utah to Deliver Catherine H. Bone Lecture in Chemistry Oct. 21 at Wilkes University

Peter J. Stang, distinguished professor and David P. Gardner Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah, will deliver the 2015 Catherine H. Bone Lecture at Wilkes University on Wednesday, Oct. 21. He will speak at 7 p.m. in Stark Learning Center 101. He will deliver the lecture "Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Metallacages via Coordination."

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 Faculty, Students and Alumni Present at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Faculty, students and alumni from Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy played a significant role at the recent annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, held October 1-4 in Grantville, Pa. The weekend featured educational presentations and opportunities for mentoring and entertainment. Wilkes had the largest student turnout of any school of pharmacy. In addition, more than 40 percent of the speakers at the convention were Wilkes faculty, students and alumni.

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.

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.

Perilous Nuclear Projects of the 1950s is Lecture Topic at Wilkes University

Richard Sylves, professor emeritus of political science and IR department at the University of Delaware, will present the lecture, "America's Insanely Perilous Nuclear Projects of the 1950s, The Great Atomic Science Advisers, and Why It All Matters Today." The event is free and open to the public, and will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 002 of Farley Library at Wilkes 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.

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 Summer Commencement to be Held September 13

Wilkes University will hold its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mary Ann Dziak Is the New Director of the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University

Mary Ann Dziak is the new director of the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University. Dziak is responsible for delivering consulting and training services to small businesses in Carbon, Columbia, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Sullivan counties to accomplish the center's mission. The center's mission is to help small businesses succeed from successful startup to profitable growth that provides jobs and economic prosperity in their communities.

Charles J. Pierce Is the New Assistant Director of the Allan P. Kirby Center at Wilkes University

Charles J. Pierce is the new assistant director of the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University. Pierce will support center executive director and distinguished professor Rodney Ridley in achieving the Kirby Center's goals of expanding entrepreneurship education and philosophy across the Wilkes curriculum, operating and overseeing the Wilkes Enterprise Center, Technology Transfer Office and Small Venture Capital Fund, and outreach to the local community and industries of northeast Pennsylvania.

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.

Ugandan Pharmacists Study At Wilkes University

Two Ugandan pharmacists complete an eight-week training program with KarenBeth Bohan, associate professor of pharmacy practice in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy.

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.

Adjunct Instructor Job Fair Scheduled

Adjunct Instructor Job Fair Scheduled

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 Students Study Health Care During Study Abroad In Tanzania

Three Wilkes University students gained hands-on experience recently during a study abroad trip to Tanzania. Nursing student Ariel Velez and pharmacy students Sarah Brozena and Erica Chambers spent two weeks volunteering with grass roots organizations, learning about global health, and enjoying local customs.

Thomas J. Thomas Of Wilkes University Honored For Contributions To Higher Education Opportunity Programs

Thomas J. Thomas Jr., executive director of University College at Wilkes University and a resident of Plains Township, has received the Tri-State Consortium Award for Excellence and Service to the Community.

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.

Ugandan Pharmacists Completing Summer Study With Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Faculty Member

Two Ugandan pharmacists are spending the summer at Wilkes University to complete an advanced pharmaceutical care experiential training program under the supervision of KarenBeth Bohan, associate professor of pharmacy practice in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Exceeds National Average for Post-Graduate Residency Training

Twenty members of the 2015 graduating class in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy are entering residency programs following their graduation in May.

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 Pharmacy Student Nicholas Stauffer of Barto, Pa., Receives United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award

Wilkes University pharmacy student Nicholas Stauffer of Barto, Pa., has received the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award. The national award is given annually to a pharmacy student enrolled in an accredited doctoral program who promotes the objectives of the Public Health Service's "Healthy People 2020" initiative, serves the community and demonstrates leadership qualities that foster a team approach in patient care. This is the second consecutive year that a student from Wilkes University has received the national award.

Patricia Clancy Kienle, Wilkes University Pharmacy Faculty, Receives American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Award for Distinguished Practice Leadership

Wilkes University Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Patricia Clancy Kienle received the Board of Directors Award for Distinguished Leadership in Pharmacy Practice from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) at the association's 49th Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Students Participate in Global Health Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Uganda

Kristen Konosky, Amanda Fenstermacher and Elizabeth Cook, fourth-year students in the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, are participating in a Global Health Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Uganda. There they will learn about the healthcare challenges that affect Sub-Saharan Africa while experiencing Ugandan life and culture. KarenBeth Bohan, Wilkes associate professor of pharmacy, is leading the trip.

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

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

Wilkes Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Kimberly Ference, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Recognized at Volunteers in Medicine Annual Event

Volunteers in Medicine recognized Kimberly Ference, assistant professor of pharmacy at Wilkes University, and the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University for their philanthropic contributions at the organization's Annual Meeting and Appreciation Luncheon, held at the Westmoreland Club in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Ninth Annual ASME Car Show at Wilkes University on April 19

The ninth annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Car Show at Wilkes University will be held on Sunday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre.

Free Lecture Explores Obama-Nixon Comparison at Wilkes University on April 16

At first glance, Barack Obama may not appear to have much in common with Richard Nixon, but the two presidents faced many similar issues. Andrew J. Polsky, Professor of Political Science and Acting Ruth and Harold Newman Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Hunter College, City University of New York, will explore the connections during a lecture at Wilkes University on Thursday, April 16.

WoMAN for a Day UPDATE

WoMAN for a Day UPDATE

New Spanish Concentration In Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Gives Students Career Edge

New Spanish Concentration In Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Gives Students Career Edge

Wyoming Seminary Team Wins Wilkes University Engineering Olympics 2015

Wyoming Seminary Team Wins Wilkes University Engineering Olympics 2015

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.

Wilkes University Professors, Students Research Family Businesses in Northeast Pennsylvania

Three Wilkes University professors and their students are researching family businesses in northeast Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University. The lead researchers are Morgan Clevenger, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, Ellen Newell, assistant professor of psychology, and Jeffrey Alves, professor of entrepreneurship and dean of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership. Also assisting is Lanie Jordan, executive director of the Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University.

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.

Wilkes University Pharmacy Team Places Fourth in American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition

Bethany Sharpless and Lindsey Coval represented the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in the 19th annual American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition, held during the society's Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The team placed fourth in the competition, in which a record 127 teams from pharmacy schools across the country competed.

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 Opens Wilkes Enterprise Center To Develop Student, Faculty and Staff Businesses

Wilkes University Opens Wilkes Enterprise Center To Develop Student, Faculty and Staff Businesses

Wilkes University Pharmacy Student Alysha Lopez of DuBois, Pa., Wins "Know Pain, Know Gain" Competition at Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's Mid-Year Conference

Alysha Lopez of DuBois, Pa., won the 2015 "Know Pain, Know Gain" competition held on February 21 at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's Mid-Year Conference in Harrisburg. Lopez, a fourth-year pharmacy student at Wilkes University, competed against 11 other pharmacy students from colleges and universities across the state.

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.

"Gas Pipelines In Northeastern Pennsylvania: Challenges And Solutions" Is March 19 Panel Discussion At Wilkes University

"Gas Pipelines In Northeastern Pennsylvania: Challenges And Solutions" Is March 19 Panel Discussion At Wilkes University

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.

Poet Lynn Emmanuel Reads At Wilkes University On March 16

Poet Lynn Emmanuel Reads At Wilkes University On March 16

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.

Update: LCCTM Contest On March 5 Is Canceled

Update: LCCTM Contest On March 5 Is Canceled

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 Family Business Alliance Hosts Author and Leadership Coach John Engels

The Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University will host author and global educator John Engels, president of Leadership Coaching, Inc., Wednesday, March 11 in the Henry Student Center Ballroom on the Wilkes campus. Engels will present "Relationship Realities: Emotionally-Mature Leadership in an Age of Avoidance." Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast. The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required.

Wilkes University Marketing Communications Department Receives Awards

Wilkes University's Marketing Communications Department recently received three awards for its work.

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

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

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

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.

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 "Eleven Best Practices of Successful Family Businesses" at Wilkes University, Thursday, February 26. The event is presented by the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance.

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

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

High Schools Compete In Wilkes University Entrpreneurial Experience

High Schools Compete In Wilkes University Entrpreneurial Experience

Wilkes University Receives $40,000 From UGI Utilities, Inc. for Women Empowered by Science Program

UGI Utilities, Inc., recently made a gift of $40,000 to Wilkes University through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. This gift will support the Women Empowered by Science program at Wilkes University.

High School Students Compete for Scholarships at Annual Math Contest at Wilkes University, March 2

Mastery of math could pay off in big numbers for high school students competing in the 67th Annual High School Mathematics Contest at Wilkes University on March 2. The contest will award top finishers with prizes, including a four-year full-tuition scholarship to Wilkes University for the first-place winners in each division.

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.

Wilkes University Honors Veterans At Feb. 7 Event

Wilkes University Honors Veterans At Feb. 7 Event

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

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

Wilkes University Accounting Students to 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.

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

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

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Assist With Affordable Care Act Signups

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Assist With Affordable Care Act Signups

Wilkes University In Mesa Graduates First MBA Students

Wilkes University In Mesa Graduates First MBA Students

Wilkes University Scientists Head North of Arctic Circle

Wilkes University Scientists Head North of Arctic Circle

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

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Wilkes University Partners To Help Students SHINE

Wilkes University Partners To Help Students Shine

Wilkes University Joins Coalition Launching Luzerne County SHINE Program

Wilkes University will be the educational host for Luzerne County SHINE, an afterschool program aimed at improving educational opportunities for schoolchildren in the county.

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 Alumnus Jay Sidhu Named Most Admired CEO By Philadelphia Business Journal

Wilkes University alumnus Jay S. Sidhu, CEO of Customers Bancorp, has been honored by Philadelphia Business Journal with its Most Admired CEOs award. The University's Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is named for Sidhu, who is a 1973 MBA graduate of Wilkes.

Wilkes University Nurses Learn to Prepare for Disasters

Disasters and bio-terrorism pose special challenges for nurses. Senior nursing students in Wilkes University's Advance Care Concepts class learned how to handle special situations in a special disaster drill. The training was highlighted in a story that appeared in the Dec. 3, 2014 issue of the Times-Leader.

Wilkes University Pharmacy Student Liz Taber of Nazareth, Pa., Performs Pharmacy Rotation in Peru

Wilkes University student Liz Taber performed a three-week pharmacy rotation in Peru through the Global Awareness Institute. The international program provides pharmacy students an opportunity to study in the rainforest and learn about medicinal plants unique to the region. Taber is the daughter of Beth and Charlie Taber of Nazareth, Pa. The rotation fulfills one of six rotations required by the University's doctor of pharmacy program. Taber completed the rotation in Peru in July.

Wilkes University Veterans Programs Ease Transition To Campus Life

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

Wilkes University Flute Ensemble Presents Concert on Dec. 7

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

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

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

Wilkes University 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.

i2M Presents Donation to Support Science Programs at Wilkes University

i2M recently made a gift to Wilkes University through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. This gift will support innovative programming at Wilkes, including Science in Motion, Women Empowered by Science and Adventures in Science. These programs exemplify the University's commitment to providing multiple opportunities for strengthening engagement with science among students in public schools.

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 Professor Making Strides In Early Cancer Detection

Abas Sabouni, Wilkes University assistant professor of electrical engineering, has been researching methods to detect early stages of breast cancer since 2006. Reporter Charlotte Jacobson highlighted his work in this story in the Nov. 2, 2014 Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

First National Community Bank Presents Donation to Support Science Programs at Wilkes University

First National Community Bank, locally-based for over 100 years, recently made a gift to Wilkes University as part of its Educational Improvement Tax Credit commitment for 2014.

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 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).

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.

Wilkes Professor Abas Sabouni Researches New Technology For Detecting Breast Cancer

While a special focus is placed on breast cancer awareness during the month of October, research into new diagnostic tools for the disease is a year-round pursuit for a Wilkes University professor. Abas Sabouni, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, is engaged in research that can improve methods for detecting breast cancer, the imaging associated with its treatment and ways to characterize tumors.

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

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

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 "Passport to Science" Oct. 25 Community Open House For Young People

Youngsters in grades 4 to 12 can explore the world of science when Wilkes University holds its Passport to Science community open house at the Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The science center is located at 140 S. River St. in Wilkes-Barre.

William Jorgensen of Yale University to Deliver Bone Lecture at Wilkes University on Oct. 15

William Jorgensen, Sterling Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, will deliver the 2014 Catherine H. Bone Lecture in Chemistry at Wilkes University. He will speak about "Computationally Guided Drug Discovery" on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Stark Learning Center Room 101. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Family Business Alliance Hosts Bestselling Author Alan G. Robinson at Penn State, Benco Dental Events

The Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University will host Alan G. Robinson, bestselling author of Ideas Are Free, at two events. Robinson will speak at the Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The Alliance also will present a half day workshop at Benco Dental in Pittston Oct. 8.

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 Announces Rodney Ridley Sr. As Director of Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Wilkes University has announced the appointment of Rodney Ridley Sr. as the new director of its Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and its Allan P Kirby, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

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.

Clean Energy America Presents on Future of Nuclear Energy at Wilkes University on September 22

When people think "clean energy" they rarely think "nuclear energy," but experts from Clean Energy America hope to change that when they visit Wilkes University on September 22.

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.

Wilkes University Holds Homecoming and Reunion Sept. 26-28

Wilkes University will "Share the Spirit" and welcome more than 600 alumni and friends back to campus for the 2013 Homecoming weekend held Sept. 26-28. The celebration will be highlighted by the "Share the Spirit" Celebration with Wilkes Hall-of-Famer and University of Wisconsin head men's basketball coach Bo Ryan '69 as the guest of honor on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Arnaud C. Marts Center Gym.

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.

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.

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

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

Wilkes University Selects Anne A. Skleder As Provost And Senior Vice President

Wilkes University has selected Anne A. Skleder, Ph.D. as its provost and senior vice president. In this role, Skleder will be responsible for leading the University's academic programs and initiatives, working with the deans of its five academic schools and colleges and its faculty. She also will have a major role in implementing initiatives outlined in its strategic plan. She will join Wilkes in June 2014.

Wilkes University Family Business Alliance Joins The Network of Family Businesses

The Wilkes University Family Business Alliance has joined The Network of Family Businesses, an exclusive online network that connects families who want to stay informed of trends while building their family business legacies. The online organization, www.netfamilybusiness.com, was developed to provide an online meeting place where business owners can attend seminars without having to leave their offices.

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 Is Only NEPA School To Participate in Federal Pipeline to College Opportunity Program

Wilkes University has made a commitment to support the Pipeline to College Opportunity program announced at a Jan. 16 White House summit. The pipeline includes academic, programmatic and financial aid commitments from colleges and universities to support President Barack Obama's initiatives to reduce barriers to higher education and increase college opportunity for low-income students.

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Fall 2013 Semester

Wilkes University Interim Provost Terese Wignot announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2013 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.

Wilkes University Accounting Students to 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 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 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.

KarenBeth Bohan, Wilkes University Pharmacy Professor, Awarded Fulbright Grant

KarenBeth Bohan, associate professor of pharmacy practice in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and Nursing, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant in public/global health to work with Makerere University in Uganda. Under the grant, Bohan will work with faculty in the African university's pharmacy program to develop better curriculum for clinical training for pharmacy students. She also will develop training for pharmacists already working in hospitals.

Futurist Jack Uldrich Delivers Kirby Lecture Feb. 25 at Wilkes University

Futurist Jack Uldrich will speak about "Why Future Trends Will Demand Unlearning" at the Allan P. Kirby Center Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University. The lecture is on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center on the University's campus. The event is free and open to the public. Uldrich's lecture is co-sponsored by Wilkes University's Family Business Alliance.

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

The Wilkes University Running Club will host the 10th annual Relay for Heat to raise funds to help the Commission for Economic Opportunity (CEO) assist local families in need with heating costs.

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 Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition On March 1

More than 600 middle- and high-school students from seven northeast Pennsylvania counties will come to Wilkes University on March 1 when the campus hosts the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region 2 Competition. The event, which is being held for the first time at Wilkes, begins at 10 a.m. with registration and a general session in the Henry Student Center.

Wilkes Names Muhlenberg Assistant Trey Brown as New Head Football Coach

As the quarterbacks' coach/special teams' coordinator at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Trey Brown was instrumental in helping the Mules program to one Centennial Conference championship, one NCAA Division III National Playoff berth and two ECAC South Atlantic bids. Brown will now have the opportunity to run his own program as he has been named the new head football coach at Wilkes University.

Volunteers in Medicine and Wilkes Pharmacy Students Offer Assistance with Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups on March 11 and March 18

Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) students from Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and the Advocacy Alliance will offer two outreach sessions to educate community members and assist with sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). Sessions will be offered on Tuesday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Volunteers in Medicine, 190 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Wilkes-Barre. Walk-ins are welcome but individuals may wish to call ­­570-970-2864 to make an appointment.

Wilkes Professor Elected President of Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation

Jonathan Ference, associate professor of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University, was recently elected president of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation. In this role, he will guide other board members in establishing the strategic direction for the foundation.

Wilkes University Visiting Assistant Professor Edward Bednarz Awarded U.S. Patent For Radar Antenna Safety Brace Design

Edward Bednarz, a mechanical engineering visiting professor at Wilkes University's College of Science and Engineering, was recently awarded a patent for his design of a radar antenna safety brace while working at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Tobyhanna, Pa.

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.

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.

Wilkes summer undergraduate classes offered at $495 per credit

Summer session at Wilkes University offers quality education at an affordable price. Undergraduate students from any college or university are eligible to register for classes and take advantage of the personal attention and mentoring they will receive from Wilkes' award-winning faculty.

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 Pharmacy Students Offer Assistance with Sign-Ups for Affordable Care Act On March 29

Students from Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and The Commonwealth Medical College, in cooperation with the Advocacy Alliance, will offer an outreach session to assist community members to learn about and sign up for the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"). The session will be held on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilkes University.

Robert Jackson of Duke University Delivers April 7 Kimball Lecture at Wilkes University

Robert B. Jackson, Nicholas Chair of Global Environmental Change in the earth and ocean sciences division at Duke University, will deliver the Wilkes University Kimball Lecture on Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m. in the Marts Gymnasium, 274 South Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre. Jackson will speak about "The Environmental Costs and Benefits of Shale Gas Development." The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Hosts ASME Car Show on April 27

Wilkes University's Student Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) will host its eighth annual auto show on Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will be held in the Wilkes University Henry Student Center parking lot, located at 84 W. South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Entrance fee for cars is $10 if pre-registered by 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014. The pre-registration link can be found on the wilkes.edu website by searching keywords "8th Annual Auto Show." Entrance fee at the door day of is $15.00.

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

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

Wilkes University Family Business Alliance To Host Wilmington Trust President Sam Fraundorf

The Wilkes University Family Business Alliance will hold an economic summit featuring Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors President Sam Fraundorf on Wednesday, April 23. Fraundorf will discuss the firm's Capital Markets Forecast 2014-2020, "The Fed Steps Back, America Steps Up." The summit will begin at 6 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom on the University's campus. A light wine and cheese reception and registration will be held prior to the event at 5:30.

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

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

Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra Presents Broadway, Our Way April 30

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

Wilkes University 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.

Christopher Breiseth and Stelios Patsiokas Are Wilkes University Spring Commencement Speakers

Wilkes University alumnus Stelios J. Patsiokas, corporate vice president and chief innovation officer for Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and Christopher N. Breiseth, Wilkes University president emeritus, and will deliver the addresses at the University's 67th annual commencement. The University's spring 2014 commencement ceremonies are on Saturday, May 17, at the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, 274 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre.

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.

Summer at Wilkes Presents Kid's Film Fest

Wilkes University will host the award-winning KIDS FIRST! film festival on select Sundays this summer. A series of age appropriate movies will be shown at 3 p.m. on June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17 in Stark Learning Center, room 101. The Sunday film events are free and each lasts no more than 90 minutes.

Wilkes University Holds Founders Gala To Support First Generation Fund

Wilkes University will celebrate 81 years of educating first-generation college students at its Founders Gala on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The black tie gala, which will become an annual event, will be at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre at 6 p.m. Proceeds will support the new First Generation Fund, established to provide additional scholarship funding to first-generation students.

Wilkes University Announces Drum Majors

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

Wilkes University Student Bethany Sharpless of Lansing, N.Y., Receives U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award

Wilkes University third-year pharmacy student Bethany Sharpless of Lansing, N.Y., recently received the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award. The national award is given annually to a pharmacy student enrolled in an accredited doctoral program who promotes the objectives of the Public Health Service's "Healthy People 2020" initiative, serves the community and demonstrates leadership qualities that foster a team approach in patient care.

Wilkes University Enactus Team Wins National Recognitions

The Wilkes University Enactus team placed in the top five out of 100 schools across the United States participating in the Sam's Club Step Up for Small Business Project Partnership competition, partnering with Daniels Contracting of Wilkes-Barre. The team also placed second runner-up in its league at the Enactus national competition.

Wilkes University Celebrates Successful Semester In Mesa Program With May 5 Event

Wilkes University affirmed its commitment to the City of Mesa and the Mesa business community with an event celebrating the successful completion of the University's first Semester In Mesa program. Semester in Mesa brings students from the University's Pennsylvania campus to Mesa to study and complete internships.

Wilkes University 2014 Pharmacy Graduates Pursue Post-Graduate Training, Set University Record

Twenty-four Wilkes University 2014 Doctor of Pharmacy graduates will pursue post-graduate training across the country. Nationwide, approximately 18 percent of pharmacy graduates pursue residency training. At Wilkes, 24 percent of the graduating class matched with residency programs, exceeding the national average. Including fellowships, 35 percent of the graduating class will pursue post-graduate training, setting a University record.

Wilkes University Family Business Alliance and Network of Family Businesses to Present Leadership Webinar

The Wilkes University Family Business Alliance in conjunction with the Network of Family Businesses will present its first webinar "Leadership and The Family Business." The event will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to noon.

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.

Wilkes University Holds 67th Annual Spring Commencement

More than 700 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees were awarded as Wilkes University held its 67th spring commencement ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students on May 17. The 10 a.m. ceremony for graduate students and 3 p.m. ceremony for undergraduates were held in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports & Conference Center. Graduates marched down South Franklin Street and entered the center to the music of bagpipers leading the procession.

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.

Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University Hosts Family Business Directors Alliance Annual Conference June 17-19

The Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University will host the 2014 Family Business Directors Alliance Conference at Woodloch Pines Resort in Hawley, Pa., June 17-19. The Directors Alliance is an international organization representing 46 traditional family business centers throughout the United States and Canada.

Wilkes University Raises Record Amount for Scholarships For First-Generation College Students

Wilkes University affirmed its commitment to educate first-generation college students with a highly successful event that raised more than $250,000 for scholarships. The inaugural Founders Gala, held June 7 at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre, benefited the newly established First Generation Fund, which provides scholarships for students who are the first in their families to attend college. The amount raised is the highest from a single event in University history.

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Spring 2014 Semester

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

Wilkes University Announces Decision To Arm Public Safety Officers

Wilkes University announced today that it will begin to arm some members of its public safety department, creating a hybrid force that is better equipped to act as first responders on campus and coordinate with the Wilkes-Barre Police Department.

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 to add men's lacrosse program in 2015-16

Wilkes University announced its plans to add men's lacrosse to its list of intercollegiate sport offerings.

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 Promotes Faculty, Awards Tenure

Wilkes University recently awarded tenure and promoted nine members of the faculty to associate professor. In addition, one faculty member was promoted to full professor and another was awarded tenure. The faculty receiving promotions and tenure were as follows:

Girls Attend Wilkes Women Empowered By Science Camp, July 28 to Aug. 1

Local girls will experience the exciting world of science through captivating labs, including unique role-plays inspired by hit shows "C.S.I." and "House M.D.," at Wilkes University's Women Empowered by Science Summer Camp.

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.

Wilkes University Announces New Program To Support Veterans

Wilkes University has announced two initiatives to support veterans in their return to civilian life and ease their transition to higher education. The University is creating the Inter-Organizational Veteran Educational Support Team (INVEST) and has hired AmeriCorps VISTA worker Emily McGaha to help carry out its work.

Wilkes University Pharmacy Professor Eric Wright Announces Study To Increase Pharmacists' Role In Health Care Team

Eric Wright, Wilkes University associate professor of pharmacy practice, is the principal investigator on a $600,000 research grant from the National Association of Chain Drugstores Foundation to expand the role of community pharmacists within the health care team. Wright will partner with Geisinger Health System and participating pharmacies in central and northeastern Pennsylvania in conducting the study.

Wilkes University Leads Northeast Pennsylvania Schools In Money Magazine Rankings For Great Value To Students

Wilkes University is ranked highest among northeast Pennsylvania's colleges and universities on Money magazine's Best Colleges list of schools delivering great value for students. The Money ranking is based on factors such as graduation rates, affordability and average earnings after graduation.

Wilkes University Theatre Announces 2014/2015 Season

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

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski to Speak at Wilkes University Summer Commencement

Wilkes University alumnus and Pennsylvania State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski will deliver the address when the University holds its summer commencement on Sunday, Sept. 7.

Wilkes University Opens 82nd Academic Year With Welcome Weekend Aug. 22-24

The arrival of the freshman class and the opening of a new home for the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership highlight the opening of Wilkes University's 82nd academic year. Classes begin for the 2014-2015 year on Monday, Aug. 25.

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

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

Wilkes University Establishes School of Nursing For 2014-2015 Academic Year

Separation of Pharmacy and Nursing Programs Creates First Separate University School of Nursing In Northeast Pennsylvania


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