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Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

$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

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.

TITLE: "Awareness, Learning, and Speaking for Those That Can't About ALS" (A Patient's Point of View)

TITLE: "Awareness, Learning, and Speaking for Those That Can't About ALS" (A Patient's Point of View)

Polish Food Tasting

Please join us for a taste of some traditional Polish Foods. This event will take place in front of the Polish Room on the second floor of the Farley Library.

Wilkes Pharmacy at the Today Show

Wilkes Pharmacy at the Today Show

Wilkes University Poised To Become National

Wilkes University Poised To Become National

IPHO welcomes Dr. Barbara Leri

IPHO welcomes Dr. Barbara Leri

Zbigniew Witczak, Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Profiled In Times Leader

Zbigniew Witczak, chair of pharmaceutical sciences in Wilkes Nesbit School of Pharmacy, is president of the International Carbohydrate Organization. He was profiled in the Times Leader.

Wilkes University Unveils Plans for Clayton and Theresa Karambelas Media Center

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

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

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.

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Wilkes University President Signs Agreement With Vice President of Panama

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

Wilkes University 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.

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.

Wilkes University Announces $3.3 Million Gift To Nursing School

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

Wilkes University Announces Recipients of 2015 TREC Awards

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

Wilkes University Dedicates Campus Gateway

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

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 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.

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 Opens Academic Year With Largest Undergraduate Student Body In History

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

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

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

Wilkes University Seeks Patents For Medical Advancements Developed By Faculty

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

Wilkes University 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.

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 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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Empty Bowls Raises $10,000 for Area Food Banks

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

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Fall 2014 Semester

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

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Assist With Affordable Care Act Signups

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Assist With Affordable Care Act Signups

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 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 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.

Wilkes Professors Present at Global Learning Conference

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

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 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 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 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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