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

Wilkes University recognized 16 faculty and staff members with nine awards for excellence in teaching and advising at the 2018 Teacher Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC) Awards Ceremony.

Wilkes University Running Club Raised $1,800 with Relay for Heat Event To Help Ease Home Heating Crisis

The Wilkes University Running Club raised $1,800 at its annual 100-mile Relay for Heat to assist local families with their heating bills.

Elementary School Students Enjoy Adventures in Science on April 27 at Wilkes University

More than 200 fifth-graders from Wyoming Valley West, Hazleton and Holy Rosary schools will make scientific discoveries when Wilkes University hosts the 17th annual Adventures in Science 2018 on Friday, April 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wilkes University Students Are Walking To Raise Awareness of the Opioid Crisis on April 19

Nearly 200 Wilkes University students are participating in the first Opioid Awareness Walk on April 19.

Wilkes University and Luzerne County Medical Society Encourage Expired Medication Disposal During Take Back Day

Wilkes University and the Luzerne County Medical Society, in partnership with the Luzerne County District Attorney and Sheriff offices, are hosting a local event on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series at Wilkes University Features Novelist Jean McGarry On April 17

Novelist Jean McGarry will be the featured author when the Wilkes University English Department hosts the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series on April 17.

Wilkes University Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 Visited Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery for Women's History Month

Wilkes University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 visited the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., in honor of Women's History Month.

The Family Business Alliance Presents Tax Talk: The Impact on You & Your Business on April 26 at Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton

The Family Business Alliance of Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton presents Tax Talk: The Impact on You & Your Business on April 26.

New York Times Journalist and Author Kenneth P. Vogel to Keynote At Wilkes University's Bigler Journalism Conference

New York Times reporter and author Kenneth P. Vogel will be the keynote speaker at Wilkes University's 18th annual Tom Bigler Journalism Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University Presents 2018 Spring Creative Writing Community Workshops

The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University is hosting non-credit creative writing community workshops beginning in April. All workshops are open to adults and will be held on the Wilkes campus.

Wilkes University Students Celebrated as Local Heroes by the American Red Cross of Northeast Pennsylvania

Two Wilkes University nursing students were recently awarded the Medical Emergency Services Award by the American Red Cross of Northeast Pennsylvania for aiding a bicyclist hit by a car last year.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents A Chorus Line, April 12-15

Wilkes University Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical A Chorus Line. The performances will take place on April 12, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on April 14 and 15 at 2 p.m. The production is at Wilkes' Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Society of Women Engineers Hosts Local High School Women in "Amazing Race" Activities On March 16 To Promote STEM Careers

Local female 10th graders get the chance to explore STEM fields when Wilkes University's Society of Women Engineers hosts The Amazing Race on Friday, March 16.

Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University Presents Selections from the Sordoni Collection of American Illustration & Comic Art

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University presents Selections from the Sordoni Collection of American Illustration & Comic Art from April 7 to May 20. Drawn from the private collection of Andrew J. Sordoni, III, the exhibition features 135 original artworks by more than 100 artists including "Golden Age" illustrators N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish and Frank Schoonover.

Charles Bahati Bitakwate to Discuss Sustainability in East Africa at Wilkes University Lecture on March 19

Charles Bahati Bitakwate will speak on a sustainable vision for rural east Africa in a lecture at Wilkes University from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, March 19. The lecture is in Breiseth Hall, Room 209.

Wilkes University Students Participate in International Community Service During Alternative Spring Break

Eighteen Wilkes University students participated in community service internationally during their recent spring break. The trips were organized under the University's alternative spring break program. Alternative spring break offers students an opportunity to perform community service while experiencing a different culture and developing their leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills.

The Family Business Alliance Presents The Unexpected Opportunity to Sell the Family Business on March 21 at Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton

The Family Business Alliance of Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton presents The Unexpected Opportunity to Sell the Family Business on March 21.

Wilkes University Professor Publishes College-Level Spanish Language and Literature Textbook

Paola Bianco, Wilkes University professor of global cultures, published a college-level textbook for students of Spanish language and literature.

Wilkes University Introduces New Major and Minors

Wilkes University is increasing opportunities for its students with new majors and minors that expand career options after graduation.

Hall of Fame Pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden Delivers Keynote At Wilkes University Pain and Addiction Summit

Leaders at the forefront of battling the opioid crisis will present at Wilkes University's Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit on Friday, April 20 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with Dwight "Doc" Gooden delivering the keynote address.

Poet and Novelist Ben Lerner Reads at the Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series at Wilkes University March 14

Poet and novelist Ben Lerner will be the featured author when the Wilkes University English Department hosts the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series on March 14. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Hall Salon, 202 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. The event is free and open to the public. Lerner will read from his work and discuss his creative process.

Wilkes University Campus Interfaith Hosts Food Insecurity Lecture on March 15

Food justice advocate, author, TEDx speaker and registered dietitian, Clancy Cash Harrison, will speak at Wilkes University on March 15 on the topic of food insecurity in the United States. The lecture, "Hunger: an Invisible Epidemic," begins at 11 a.m. in University Center on Main, room 231, 169 S. Main St. Attendees will learn about the misconceptions of food insecurity, chronic hunger and overall health of client.

Wilkes University Hosts 20th Anniversary Production of The Vagina Monologues on Feb. 9 and 10

Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues will be presented Feb. 9 and 10 at Wilkes University. Performances are on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Both shows will be held in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 W. South Street, Wilkes-Barre. Admission is free for Wilkes University students (with ID), $5 for students from other colleges and universities (with ID), and $10 general admission.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents The Crucible, Feb. 22-25

Wilkes University Theatre presents Arthur Miller's acclaimed drama The Crucible. The performances will take place on Feb. 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on Feb. 24 and 25 at 2 p.m The production will occur at Wilkes' Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St.

United Nations Leader Charles Chauvel Speaks About Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies at Wilkes University on Feb. 13

United Nations diplomat Charles Chauvel will speak about the United Nations Development Programme goals during his presentation, Implementing Sustainable Development: Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies at Wilkes University on Feb. 13.

"Madness" Lecture by Laflin Native Emily Gavigan Highlights Rare Autoimmune Disorder on Feb. 1 at Wilkes University

Laflin native Emily Gavigan's frightening descent into what seemed to be insanity will be the focus when she delivers the lecture "Madness" on Thursday, Feb. 1 at Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Fall 2017 Semester

Wilkes University Provost Dr. Anne Skleder announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2017 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.

Wilkes University English Department Hosts Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series

The Wilkes University English Department will host the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series featuring Alexander Burns, Ben Lerner and Jean McGarry. Throughout the Spring 2018 semester, the guest artists will visit campus to read from their work and discuss the creative process. The readings will take place in the Kirby Hall Salon, 202 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. These events are free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Students Receive Awards

Students from the Wilkes University Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership were honored with awards for their research at the inaugural Sidhu Research Day on Dec. 1.

City of Wilkes-Barre Applauds Wilkes University For Campus Improvements

The City of Wilkes-Barre applauds Wilkes University for its recent reinvestment in the community, which will benefit both students, downtown residents, and the community at large.

Wilkes University Introduces Executive Advisory Board In The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership

The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University is pleased to announce members of its newly formed executive advisory board.

Wilkes University Public Safety Department Hosts Active Shooter Training For Area Law Enforcement

The Wilkes University Department of Public Safety is hosting over 40 officers from three states to attend a four-hour course addressing civilian response to active shooter situations. The training will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 8 in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. The course is designed as a train-the-trainer seminar, allowing attendees to share their knowledge across police departments and in their communities.

Wilkes University Named a Military Friendly School for Eighth Consecutive year

Wilkes University's Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Hosts Inaugural Sidhu Research Day, Dec. 1

Undergraduate and graduate students in Wilkes University's Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership will present their research at the inaugural Sidhu Research Day on Dec. 1. The event - a first for the Sidhu School - celebrates academic achievement and mentorship. It will take place from 3-6:30 p.m in the University Center on Main, 169 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Student presentations will follow the judges welcome at 3 p.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m. Award presentations recognizing the winning research follows at 6 p.m.

Wilkes University Chamber Singers Present Comfort and Joy: A Merry Evening of Music on Dec. 10

Wilkes University Chamber Singers are getting in the holiday spirit with their concert, Comfort and Joy: A Merry Evening of Music, on Dec. 10.

The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University Presents 2018 Winter Creative Writing Community Workshops

The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University is hosting non-credit creative writing community workshops beginning in January. All workshops are open to adults and will be held on the Wilkes campus.

Wilkes University Civic Band Chamber Ensembles Present Concert Dec. 6

The Wilkes University Civic Band Chamber Ensembles will perform a concert of music for winds and percussion on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

Wilkes University Civic Band Presents Concert Dec. 10

The Wilkes University Civic Band, Chamber Ensembles and Marching Colonels will present a concert on Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra Concert Dec. 4 Music of Mozart and Grieg

The Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra will present a concert of music of Mozart and Grieg on Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. The concert will be conducted by John M. Vaida, adjunct faculty in the conservatory at Wilkes University. Selections will feature Mozart's complete Symphony No. 40, and Grieg's complete Holberg Suite. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

Wilkes University's Celebration of Education Honored Alumni Educators

Wilkes University awarded Sandy Pesavento the Diane Place Doctoral Dissertation Award and named James Casey the Educator of the Year at the fourth annual Celebration of Education event on Nov. 7 for their outstanding contributions on campus and in the community.

Wilkes University Choral Ensembles and Arcadia Chorale Present Christmas Joy, Dec. 2-3

Wilkes University Choral Ensembles will join with the Arcadia Chorale to present Christmas Joy: Music for Chorus, Brass and Organ on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3. Saturday's performance will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St.,Wilkes-Barre, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday's performance will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and WVIA members and free for students.

Wilkes University Presents The Nutcracker, Dec. 15 to 17

The Degnan Ballet Center at Wilkes University's Conservatory presents a full-length production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker from Dec. 15 to 17 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes Partners with County, Kings to Enhance Programming at River Commons

Wilkes University has committed $100,000 over a five-year period to the River Commons in Wilkes-Barre.

The Family Business Alliance of Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton Present Cybersecurity Panel Discussion on Nov. 16

The Family Business Alliance of Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton presents a panel discussion on cybersecurity threats, trends and remedies.

Wilkes University Recipient of 2017 Pride of Place Award from Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce

Wilkes University was honored for their newest campus facility, which enhances academic programming while extending the campus footprint into downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Students Named 2017 Guthrie Clinical Scholars

Eight Wilkes University students were named to the Guthrie Clinical Scholars program. The Guthrie Scholars program is designed to give qualified juniors and seniors at Wilkes University who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine the opportunity to earn 15 credits while gaining first-hand knowledge of the life of a physician.

Wilkes University Hosts Heroes Brunch for Veterans Nov. 14

Nearly 250 veterans, students and guests will gather at Wilkes University on Nov. 14 to participate in the 6th annual Heroes Brunch for Veterans. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. The attendees represent military who have served in conflicts from World War II to the Gulf War.

Wilkes University Screens "Gerrymandering", Hosts Panel Discussion with League of Women Voters on Nov. 28

Wilkes University will screen the 2010 documentary "Gerrymandering" on Nov. 28. Sponsored by the political science department at Wilkes University and the Wilkes-Barre Area League of Women Voters, the film explores the history of redistricting in the United States by both major political parties when drawing legislative maps. The screening begins at 7 p.m. in Breiseth Hall, 137-159 S. Franklin St., in room 107. A panel discussion with professor of political science, Thomas J. Baldino Ph.D., along with representatives from The the League of Women Voters and Fair Vote will follow the film.

Wilkes University Air Force ROTC Program Installs Lt. Col. Robert Hartmann As New Commander

Lt. Col. Robert Hartmann has joined Wilkes University as the new commander for the Air Force ROTC Program, Detachment 752.

Wilkes University Will Hold Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 9

The Veterans Council at Wilkes University pays tribute to veterans both past and present at a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 9.

Wilkes University Students Are Game-Show Hosts in "Clash of the Colonels" on Nov. 9 and 16

Wilkes University communication studies students are becoming game-show hosts on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 as they produce their own minute-to-win-it style television program, "Clash of the Colonels." Students enrolled in the communication studies class "Broadcast Production" are creating and recording their own 30-minute game show to be broadcast on WilkesNow, the student-run television station. It will be the first program to be recorded in the television studio since the opening of the Karambelas Media and Communication Center.

Wilkes University's Celebration of Education Honors Alumni Educators on Nov. 7

Wilkes University's School of Education holds its fourth annual Celebration of Education event. Faculty, staff, students and fellow educators will honor alumni educators.

Wilkes University Offers Undergraduate Courses During Winter Intersession With Extra Discounts for the Summer

Winter intersession at Wilkes University offers quality education at an affordable price, with an added bonus for summer classes. Winter intersession classes have reduced tuition rates of $520 per credit. For the first time, students who enroll also will receive an additional $25 off per credit for courses taken in summer 2018. The discount will be applied after summer registration. Winter intersession offers an accelerated path of study with all online courses.

Wilkes University Awards Guidance Counselor of the Year to Michelle Zapotoski, Hanover Area

Wilkes University awarded Guidance Counselor of the Year to Michelle Zapotoski, an eleventh- and twelfth-grade guidance counselor at Hanover Area Junior Senior High School.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Pippin Nov. 10-12, 17-19

The Wilkes University Theatre presents the musical Pippin. The performances will take place on Nov. 10-11, 17-18 at 8p.m. with a Sunday matinee performance on Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Performances are at Wilkes' Dorothy Dickson Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St.

Wilkes University Student Awarded Collegiate Marching Band Festival Scholarship

Senior English major Rebecca Voorhees of Tobyhanna, Pa., was awarded the Collegiate Marching Band Festival Scholarship. The award was presented at the 22nd Collegiate Marching Band Festival on Oct. 1 at the J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, Pa. Voorhees is the first assistant drum major for the Marching Colonels.

Empty Bowls Raises Money For Area Food Banks At Wilkes University on Oct. 29

Nothing warms up the soul like a hot bowl of soup and helping those in need. Wilkes University, in partnership with King's College, Luzerne County Community College and Wyoming Seminary, will hold its 6th annual Empty Bowls event to benefit local food banks. This year's event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29 in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. Since being established in 2012, more than $50,000 has been raised.

Bernard Graham, Dean Emeritus of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, Honored by Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Bernard Graham, founding dean of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, was awarded the Mortar and Pestle Award at the 2017 Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association annual conference on Sept. 23. The conference was held at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center, Pocono Manor.

United Nations Diplomat Donald Lee Speaks About Sustainability at Wilkes University on Oct. 19

United Nations diplomat Donald Lee will speak about the United Nations sustainable development goals during his presentation, "A Roadmap to Global Sustainability" at Wilkes University on Oct. 19. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m in the Miller room of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St. The event is free and open to the public.

Students in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Win Big at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Annual Conference

Wilkes University student pharmacists are doing more than preparing for their professional path -- they're bringing home awards too. At the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Annual Conference on Sept. 23, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy earned two student awards, the Student Public Relations and Awareness Award and the Achieving Independence Competition. The conference was held at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Pocono Manor.

Wilkes Rededicates Sordoni Art Gallery with Iconic Andy Warhol Exhibition

Wilkes University Rededicates Sordoni Art Gallery with Iconic Andy Warhol Exhibition; "15 Minutes: From Image to Icon" includes renowned Warhol works featuring Marilyn Monroe, the Flowers and Campbell's Soup

Wilkes University Welcomes Campus Royalty to Homecoming 2017 from Oct. 6 to 8

Wilkes University welcomes alumni back to campus for Homecoming Weekend 2017. The event, held Oct. 6 to 8, celebrates old friends, new memories and exciting campus improvements.

Washington Monthly Ranks Wilkes University Among Top Schools Contributing to Public Good Ranking Measures the University's Impact on the Nation

Wilkes University is among the nation's top colleges and universities included in Washington Monthly's annual rankings of higher education institutions and what they are doing for the country.

Wilkes University Competes in Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge Sept. 18-Oct. 15

Wilkes University joins 92 other universities and colleges from across the country to compete in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, an initiative of the Outdoor Foundation.

Wilkes University Student Pharmacist Taylor Hodle Attends Primary Care Progress Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit Aug. 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Wilkes University student pharmacist Taylor Hodle of Dallas, Pa., was selected to attend the Primary Care Progress annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit Aug. 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minn.

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

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

Wilkes University Recognizes Faculty and Staff With 2017 President's Awards for Excellence

Five Wilkes University faculty and staff members were honored with the 2017 President's Awards for Excellence. The awards, which were presented by President Patrick Leahy at the University's fall convocation, recognize individuals who reflect excellence in their work at the University based on the University's core values. This is the second year for the awards program.

Wilkes University Hosts Blood Drive to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Wilkes University is supporting the American Red Cross in their efforts to replenish critical blood supplies. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the Henry Student Center Lounge, located on 84 W. South St. in Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Theophilus North Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Wilkes University Theatre presents the opening production of the 2017-2018 season, Theophilus North. The performances will take place on Sept. 28, 29, 30 at 8p.m. as well as a Sunday matinee performance on Oct. 1 at 2 p.m The production will occur at Wilkes' Dorothy Dickson Center for the Performing Art, 239 S. River St.

Wilkes University to Hold Earth and Environmental Science Day

Wilkes University will hold Earth and Environmental Science Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.

Wilkes University Student Pharmacist Kayla Hiryak Awarded AFPE Gateway to Research Scholarship

Wilkes University student pharmacist Kayla Hiryak of Boyertown, Pa., was awarded the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Gateway to Research Scholarship for her research. Hiryak worked with mentor Adam VanWert, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, on her project entitled, "Synthetic Biological Approach to Treating Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones." Hiryak was one of 16 winners out of hundreds of nominees from across the country and the first Wilkes student to receive the award.

Wilkes University's Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Honors Local Businessmen at Sept. 13 Breakfast

Celebrating the role of mentors in nurturing entrepreneurial endeavors, Wilkes University's Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is hosting a mentor breakfast honoring four executive mentors. The event will occur on Sept. 13, from 8-10 a.m. in the Henry Student Center. The Kirby Center features a Kirby Mentor Program and maintains a network of advisors who offer their services on a limited pro-bono basis. In conjunction with the academic resources of Wilkes University, these business and industry leaders offer years of experience and mentorship to students and prospective start-up businesses.

Wilkes University Holds Summer Commencement Ceremony on Sept. 10, 2017

Wilkes University will hold its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center. More than 403 graduates will receive bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the event.

Wilkes University Honors Students Travel to Bangkok, Thailand for University Scholars Leadership Symposium

"Think global, act local, and start personal," was the big take away for five Wilkes University students who attended the 2017 University Scholars Leadership Symposium . The students traveled to Bangkok, Thailand from Aug. 1-7 for the week-long training session that brings together 1,000 of the world's most promising leaders from 90 universities and colleges around the world. In order to be selected to attend, students undergo a systematic screening process to assess their strong leadership potential, genuine appreciation for different perspectives, and reflect diverse interests, backgrounds and ambitions. Mark Allen, dean of students and interim director of the honors program attended with the students.

Hospitality Leadership Major Introduced In Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University

Wilkes University's Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is introducing a new major in hospitality leadership for students interested in careers in hotels, restaurants, tourism and gaming management.

Wilkes University Welcomes New Faculty for 2017-2018 Academic Year

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

Four Wilkes University Professors to Present Research at NEPA Innovation Conference Aug. 10 and 11

Four Wilkes University professors will present their research at the second annual Northeast Pennsylvania Innovation Conference on Aug. 10-11 at the Hilton Conference Center in Scranton, Pa. Co-presented by tecBRIDGE and the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University on Aug. 11-10.

Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University and tecBRIDGE host NEPA Innovation Conference Aug. 10 and 11

Wilkes University's Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and tecBRIDGE, are hosting the second annual Northeast Pennsylvania Innovation Conference on Aug. 10-11.

Dr. Scott Stolte Appointed Dean of Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University

Scott Stolte, Pharm.D., has joined Wilkes University as dean of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy.

Wilkes University Graduate is a Semifinalist in International Design Competition

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

The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University Presents Fall Creative Writing Community Workshops

The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University is hosting non-credit creative writing community workshops this fall. All workshops are open to adults and will be held on the Wilkes campus.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Faculty Member Jennifer Malinowski Wins Innovations in Teaching Competition Sponsored by American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Jennifer Malinowski, Pharm.D., a faculty member and an assistant dean in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, has won the 2017 Innovations in Teaching Competition sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

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

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

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

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

Wilkes University's Women Empowered by Science Camp Runs From July 24 - 28

Wilkes University's Women Empowered by Science Summer Camp encourages girls' interest in studying science and pursuing science careers. The camp will run from July 24 to July 28 at Wilkes University.

John Anthony "Beno" Borzell Golf Tournament Benefits Students At Wilkes University and Wyoming Area High School

The Borzell family has presented Wilkes University with a check for $12,000 and awarded $6,800 in scholarships to four Wyoming Area High School graduates. The gifts are proceeds from the 2016 John Anthony "Beno" Borzell Golf Tournament. The 2017 golf tournament will be held on Sept. 16.

Wilkes University Student Work Accepted Into Influential Educational Exhibition

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

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

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

Wilkes University Hosts Presentation on Energy and International Climate Policy

Wilkes University hosts European energy policy expert Timon Wehnert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 in the Stark Learning Center, Room 101, 150-180 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Spring 2017 Semester

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Spring 2017 Semester.

SHINE of Luzerne County at Wilkes University Held Student Derby Race at Hanover High School

Middle school students revved their engines and pointed their derby cars downhill on May 20 when they competed at the derby race hosted by SHINE of Luzerne County at Wilkes University.

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

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

Wilkes University Graduate Jennifer Smith Named 2017 Outstanding Pharmacy Student

Jennifer Smith of Hummelstown, Pa., a recent graduate of Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, was presented with the 2017 Outstanding Pharmacy Student Award by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. Smith received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2017.

Wilkes University's Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Science Hosts Environmental Summer Day Camp

Wilkes University's Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Science will host an Environmental Science summer day camp for high school students. The camp will be July 31 to Aug. 2. Students will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end each day at 4:30 p.m. at Wilkes University's Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre

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

Wilkes University recognized 12 faculty and staff members with nine awards for excellence in teaching and advising at the 2017 Teacher Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC) Awards Ceremony.

Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Presented 2017 Multicultural Awards

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Poetry In Transit 2017 Seeks New Verse

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

Wilkes University Presents Creative Writing Community Workshops Spring 2017

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

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

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

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.

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 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.


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