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Wilkes University Awards 781 Degrees at 71st Spring Commencement on May 19

Wilkes University awarded 781 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at its 71st spring commencement ceremonies on May 19. The nearly 800 degrees awarded on Saturday brings Wilkes University's 2017-18 total degree conferrals to 1,585. Only five other private universities in Pennsylvania with Wilkes' program mix can boast this figure.

Wilkes University Pre-Professional Society Raise Funds for Catherine McAuley Center

The Wilkes University Pre-Professional Society in the College of Science and Engineering raised funds for the Catherine McAuley Center in the amount of $500. Students coordinated several fundraising activities during this academic year.

Wilkes University Students Tour On Semiconductor as Part of Microfabrication Lab

Ten Wilkes University electrical engineering students put their classroom experience to the test when they toured On Semiconductor in Mountain Top, Pa., on April 30. Students enrolled in assistant professor of electrical engineering, Wei Du's, microfabrication lab course had the opportunity to broaden their vision on the current semiconductor field. The trip will continue to be offered with the course in the future.

Wilkes University Alumnus, Professor Carl Charnetski Honored by S.A.F.E. With Angel of Autism Pioneer Award

On April 27, Wilkes University alumnus and professor of psychology Carl Charnetski was honored by S.A.F.E. Inc., with the Angel of Autism Pioneer award.

Wilkes University Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Introduces 4+1 and Dual-Degree MBA Programs

Continuing its commitment to preparing students for professional success in competitive job markets, Wilkes University's Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is introducing accelerated ways that undergraduates can earn their master of business administration degree.

Wilkes University To Award Nearly 800 Degrees at 71st Spring Commencement on May 19

Wilkes University is expected to award nearly 800 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at its 71st spring commencement ceremonies on May 19. The ceremony for graduate students receiving doctoral and master's degrees will be held at 10 a.m., while the ceremony for undergraduates receiving bachelor's degrees will be held at 3 p.m. Both ceremonies are being held in a new location, the McHale Athletic Center in the University Center on Main, 169 S. Main Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Wilkes University Senior Michelle Lehman Wins 2018 TecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition

Wilkes University Senior Michelle Lehman Wins 2018 TecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition

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.

Wilkes University Student Pharmacist Erika Zarfoss of York, Pa., Wins U.S. Public Health Service Award

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy third-year student pharmacist Erika Zarfoss of York, Pa., was the recipient of a United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. Zarfoss was recognized for positively impacting patients through her participation in a medical mission trip to Guatemala and in the Lehigh Valley Network flu clinics.

Wilkes University Students to Study in Spain with Assistance by Dr. Joseph Donald Stephens, DDS Global Scholars Award

Three Wilkes University students received a scholarship opportunity to study abroad this summer in Spain.

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 Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Students Participate in Pharmacy Legislative Day

Twelve student pharmacists from the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy participated in the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association annual Pharmacy Legislative Day on April 16. Held at the Capital Complex, over 250 students attended to help fight for fair reimbursement.

Wilkes University Honors Students, Faculty and Staff With 2018 Multicultural Awards

The Center for Global Education and Diversity at Wilkes University recently presented its 2018 multicultural awards. The award recognize students, faculty and staff who have supported and improved the diversity climate on campus, increased international awareness and promotes cross-cultural awareness.

Wilkes University Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Students Present at Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference

Students from the Wilkes University Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership presented their research at the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference. The conference was held April 12 through the 14 at Renaissance Hotel in Providence, R.I.

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.

Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University Presents Afternoon Lecture Series April 25, May 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University will hold two afternoon lectures in conjunction with the current exhibit, Selections from the Sordoni Collection of American Illustration & Comic Art. The lectures begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sordoni Art Gallery at 141 S. Main St. They are free and open to the public. Scheduled events include: • April 25, "What Makes a Pulp Different from a Slick" by David Saunders, illustration historian. Saunders is the son of Norman Saunders who is featured in the exhibition. • May 2, "The Solitary Figure in American Illustration" by Andrew J. Sordoni, III.

Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra Presents, "Rule Britannia" Concert on April 30

The Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra will present a concert of music on April 30, at 8 p.m. in the Main Stage of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is conducted by John Vaida, adjunct professor of violin at Wilkes University and the director of the Wilkes University Chamber Orchestra. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

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.

Norman Mailer Writers Colony to Offer Workshops During Wilkes University's Pennsylvania Writers Conference, July 29-Aug. 10

The Norman Mailer Writers Colony, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Writers Conference, will offer creative writing workshops at Wilkes University. Workshops will cover fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, screenwriting, publishing and self promotion. One session will run from July 29 to Aug. 3 and a second session will be offered from Aug. 4 to Aug. 10.

Wilkes University Civic Band Concert on April 28

The Wilkes University Civic Band will present a concert of music on April 28, at 3 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. The concert, conducted by Philip G. Simon, associate professor of music, will feature guest conductor, Thomas Fadden and guest dancer, Wilkes student Brianna Schunk. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

Earth Observations and Public Policy is Focus of Kimball Lecture at Wilkes University on April 19

"Of Fire, Floods and Penguins: Earth Observations and Their Use in Public Policy" will be the focus of the annual Kimball Lecture on April 19 at Wilkes University. It will be presented by Ann Bartuska, a 1975 Wilkes graduate and vice president for the Land, Water and Nature Program at Resources for the Future. Bartuska will speak at 8 p.m. in Stark Learning Center, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Student Awarded Scholarship to Study in Spain

Wilkes University student, Danielle McGlynn of Langhorne, Pa., received a scholarship for a summer study abroad experience in Spain. McGlynn was awarded the Cultural Study Abroad Award, sponsored by Eric Pape, an alumnus of Wilkes University. She will study in Madrid, Barcelona and surrounding regions this July.

Wilkes University Flute Ensemble Presents "Transformed: Music Arranged for Multiple Flutes" Concert on April 22

The Wilkes University Flute Ensemble will present the concert "Transformed: Music Arranged for Multiple Flutes." The performance is April 22 at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at Wilkes University. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Student Places in Top Ten in National Competition

Wilkes University pharmacy student, Dylan Fox, was named a top ten finalist for the 2018 National Patient Counseling Competition. He was recognized at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting held March 16 to 19 in Nashville, Tenn. Fox, who is only a second-year pharmacy student in the four-year program, was named a top ten finalist in a competition that includes representatives from nearly all of over 130 pharmacy programs in the United States.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reschedules Appearance at Wilkes University Rosenn Lecture to Sept. 30

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has rescheduled his appearance at Wilkes University's Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities. The lecture, originally scheduled for April 29, will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in the University's McHale Athletic Center, 169 S. Main St.

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.

Wilkes University will Observe 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death with April 5 Event

Wilkes University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death with an event on April 5. The event, sponsored in collaboration with The Campus Interfaith office and the office of Diversity Affairs, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street Wilkes-Barre.

Twelfth Annual ASME Car Show at Wilkes University on April 15

The 12th annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Car Show at Wilkes University will be held on Sunday, April 15, 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 April 22.

Wilkes University Has 16th Highest Residency Match Rate Among Over 130 Pharmacy Programs Nationwide

Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy continues to match pharmacy students seeking residency training at a rate above the national average. Eighty-one percent of students and alumni from Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy were successfully matched into residency training programs in 2018.

Wilkes University Scholarship Highlights Faculty Scholarship In Presentations From April 2-5

The Second Annual Wilkes University Scholarship Symposium celebrates the outstanding faculty research and scholarship taking place throughout Wilkes University's spectrum of disciplines. The event takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. from Monday, April 2 through Thursday, April 5, and includes numerous research, performance and poster presentations. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Holds 2018 Women's and Gender Studies Conference Program on April 9-10

Wilkes University, in collaboration with King's College, presents the annual 2018 Women's and Gender Studies Conference Program on April 9-10 on the Wilkes campus. This year's keynote speaker is Aphra Behn of the Guerrilla Girls on Tour.

Wilkes University Opening at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 With Classes Following Compressed Schedule

Wilkes University Opening at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 With Classes Following Compressed Schedule

Wilkes University to Honor Lawrence E. Cohen '57 at Founders Gala 2018

Wilkes University will celebrate its legacy of educating first-generation college students at the 2018 Founders Gala on Saturday, June 2. The gala, now in its fifth year, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre. The highlight of the event will be the presentation of the President's Medal to Lawrence E. Cohen '57, chairman and chief customer advocate at Benco Dental. The President's Medal is bestowed annually on an individual whose personal and professional life reflect the highest aspirations of Wilkes University.

Students Can Explore Careers in Law at Wilkes University Law Day on April 16

Exploring a career as a lawyer will be the focus when Wilkes University hosts Law Day on Monday, April 16. The keynote address will be delivered by Joseph Cosgrove, Esq. Cosgrove maintains a law practice in Luzerne County that includes criminal defense practice in federal and state courts. He is the immediate past president of the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Notre Dame Law School.

Wilkes University Students to Produce Audio Book for Audible.com with Etruscan Press Author Aaron Poochigian

Two Wilkes University juniors are translating their classroom experience into a production credit with audio book giant Audible. Nicholas Filipek of West Wyoming, Pa., and Luke Modrovsky of Mountain Top, Pa., will be working with Etruscan Press author Aaron Poochigian as he produces his debut novel-in-verse, Mr. Either/Or. Poochigian will be at the University from March 27- 30.

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.

Wilkes University and Neumann University Announce Agreement for Pre-Pharmacy Students

Wilkes University and Neumann University, Aston, Pa., have partnered on an articulation agreement for students pursuing a doctor of pharmacy degree. Under the new agreement, academically qualified students who complete Neumann's pre-pharmacy program can apply to the Wilkes Nesbitt School of Pharmacy through a streamlined process and be granted an admission interview.

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.

Etruscan Press Hosts Poet and Translator Aaron Poochigian In Reading at Wilkes University March 27

Etruscan Press will host poet and translator Aaron Poochigian at Wilkes University on March 27 in a reading from his debut novel-in-verse, Mr. Either/Or. The reading will take place in the Kirby Salon at 4:30 p.m., 202 S. River St. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and a book signing, sponsored by the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, will follow the reading. Mr. Either/Or is a verse novel melding American mythology, noir thriller and classical epic in language. Etruscan Press is a partner of the Maslow Family Graduate Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University, where the press is housed. The creative program and Etruscan formalized the on-campus affiliation in 2005.

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.

Wilkes University Opening at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13 With Classes Following Compressed Schedule

Wilkes University Opening at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13 With Classes Following Compressed Schedule

Wilkes University Participates in Red Flag Campaign to Raise Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence

Wilkes University is painting the campus red during the month of March to raise awareness about intimate partner violence. The three-part Red Flag Campaign culminates from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 in the Henry Student Center lounge with the event "Colonel's Know Their Flags." Students, faculty and staff will wear red to display unified support in raising awareness. Students will also have the opportunity to obtain more information and resources on dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, and share who they honor by wearing red.

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.

Wilkes University Engineering Professor Edward Bednarz Receives Fourth Patent

Edward T. Bednarz III, Wilkes University assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded a patent for his invention titled, "System for Identifying the Magnitude and Position of a Load within a Weight Area of a Beam."

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.

Athlete, Activist and Author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Delivers Rosenn Lecture on April 29 at Wilkes University

Basketball Hall of Fame center, New York Times-bestselling author, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will deliver the Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities on Sunday, April 29. The event will be at 2 p.m. in the McHale Athletic Center in the University Center on Main at 169 S. Main St.

Wilkes University Announces Partnership With Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony

The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University is partnering with the Norman Mailer Center to bring the Mailer Writers Colony summer writing workshops to Wilkes University and serve as their permanent home. Named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author, workshops offered by the Norman Mailer Colony are taught by nationally recognized writers and editors, continuing the Wilkes tradition of bringing literary leaders to campus.

Weekender Classes Start at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekender Classes Start at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday, February 18, 2018

Nicole Pezzino of Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Named a 2018-2019 Faculty Scholar by the National Association of Chain Drugstores Foundation

Nicole Pezzino, an assistant professor in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, has been named a 2018-2019 Faculty Scholar by the National Association of Chain Drugstores Foundation. Pezzino is one of only five faculty from across the country selected for the program.

Wilkes University Running Club Holds Relay for Heat on Feb. 24 to Raise Funds to Ease Home Heating Crisis

The Wilkes University Running Club will hold its annual 100-mile Relay for Heat to raise funds to assist local families with their heating bills. All contributions are given to the Commission for Economic Opportunity (CEO) Martin Luther King Fuel Fund and used exclusively to avert home heating crises.

Wilkes University's Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing Announces Pennsylvania Writers Conference July 29-Aug. 9

Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III will be the keynote speaker when Wilkes University's Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing holds the fourth 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 29 to Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. The conference is Aug. 3-4 at Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Hosts Second Annual Wyoming Valley Undergraduate History Conference, Feb. 21

The Wilkes University history department will host the second annual Wyoming Valley Undergraduate History Conference on Feb. 21. The conference will take place from 4-7 p.m. in the Cohen Science Center, 140 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. The conference features research presentations by 11 students from four colleges and universities. In addition to Wilkes, participating schools include Kings College, Marywood University and University of Scranton. The conference is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Honors Power Engineering As 2017 Business Partner of the Year

Wilkes University honored Wilkes-Barre mechanical contractor Power Engineering Corporation as its 2017 Business Partner of the Year. The firm was among five finalists for the award, which was established to recognize partner organizations that demonstrate outstanding quality, value and service to Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Chorus to Perform Bach's St. Matthew Passion, March 18

The Wilkes University Chorus joins the Arcadia Chorale, the Kantorei Choir of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Arcadia Festival Orchestra to perform J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion during the 33rd annual Northeast Pennsylvania Bach Festival. The performance will take place on March 18 at 3 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre.

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 Associate Professor Kimberly Ference Elected to Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation Board

Wilkes University's Kimberly Ference, associate professor of pharmacy practice in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy was elected to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation Board. She will serve for a three year term. The foundation is a complementary organization to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

Wilkes University Accounting Students to Offer Free Income Tax Preparation

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

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.

Registration Open for Women Empowered by Science at Wilkes University

Local girls entering grades 7 and 8 are invited to explore the world of science at Wilkes University with Women Empowered by Science (WEBS). Registrations are being accepted for the summer camp which will run from July 22-28. The WEBS Summer Camp gives students the opportunity to investigate many areas of science through hands-on laboratories and activities. WEBS camp participants will address scientific questions, acquire essential laboratory skills, and develop important critical-thinking skills by working directly with Wilkes University faculty, staff and students on a variety of scientific projects. The camp is $275 with need based scholarships available.

Wilkes Names Jonathan Drach as New Head Football Coach

As the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Hobart College, Jonathan Drach was instrumental in leading the Statesmen to six Liberty League Conference championships, seven NCAA playoff appearances (two Sweet Sixteens/one Elite Eight) and three consecutive undefeated regular seasons. Drach will now run his own program as the new head football coach at Wilkes University.

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.

Religion and Public Policy is Focus of Feb. 27 Lecture at Wilkes University

Religion and public policy will be the focus when the lecture, "The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Culture Wars and Where We Go from Here" is presented on Tues., Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Wilkes University. The lecture will be delivered by Marci A. Hamilton, one of the United States' leading church and state scholars and a Fox Family Pavilion Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania. The event will take place in the Ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre and is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, and the Wilkes University political science department.

"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.

Rodney Ridley of Wilkes University's Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Honored as Educator of the Year

Rodney Ridley, executive director and distinguished professor at the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University, was named a Pennsylvania Acceleration Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Acceleration Project. Ridley was honored for advancing technology, technology-infrastructure and workforce training across Pennsylvania. The award was presented at the first-ever Pennsylvania Accelerator Awards, held Jan. 18 at East Stroudsburg University.

Wilkes University To Award More Than 300 Degrees At Winter Commencement Ceremony on January 21

Wilkes University To Award More Than 300 Degrees At Winter Commencement Ceremony on January 21

Wilkes Herbarium Added to International Registry

The Rosenthal Herbarium at Wilkes University, a collection of over 3,300 specimens of pressed and preserved plants, has been added to the database of Index Herbariorum, a global directory of herbaria. The searchable online registry allows scientists rapid access to data related to millions of botanical specimens and where they are permanently housed.

Wilkes University Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day With "Stick With Love" Event On January 16

Wilkes University celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the event "Stick With Love" on Tuesday, January 16. It will be highlighted by an address by state Sen. John Yudichak and also will include speeches and performances by University students and staff. The celebration will be at 11 a.m. in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre.

Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University Presents "The Bones of Us Hunger for Nothing" Exhibition

Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University Presents "The Bones of Us Hunger for Nothing" Exhibition

Wilkes University AFROTC Cadet Kaitlynne Young Earns Commission at Dec. 4 Ceremony

Wilkes University senior Kaitlynne Young of Hawley, Pa., was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during a Dec. 4 ceremony. The commissioning ceremony was held in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center. Young, who will graduate in January with a degree in accounting, earned her commission through the University's Air Force ROTC Detachment. After graduation, she will be stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, and will serve as an Air Force Intelligence Officer.

Maslow Foundation Salon Reading Series at Wilkes University Highlights Maslow Family Creative Writing Program from Jan. 5-11

Wilkes University's Maslow Foundation Salon Reading Series, which highlights the January 2018 residency for the University's Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing Program, features debut authors, program faculty and prize-winning authors as guest readers. Readings are from Jan. 5-11.

Wilkes University's Intensive English Program Nationally Recognized

Wilkes University has been granted membership to University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), an independent consortium representing the highest professional standards for intensive English programs in the United States.

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 Entrepreneurial Experience Competition for High School Students, Nov. 30

Tomorrow's entrepreneurs will have a chance to pitch their best business ideas as 60 high school students compete in the Wilkes University Entrepreneurial Experience on Nov. 30. The students are competing - not for business capital - but for scholarships to attend Wilkes. The competition will be held in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., from 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Each student on the winning team will be awarded scholarships of $1,000 per year, for four years at Wilkes University.

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 alumnus Bo Ryan Inducted Into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Wilkes University alumnus Bo Ryan, former University of Wisconsin head men's basketball coach and 1969 Wilkes graduate, was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Nov. 21. The 2017 Induction Celebration took place at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City, Missouri.

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 Student Jennifer Borton Recognized by Greater Pittston YMCA as Sam Milazzo Volunteer of the Year

Wilkes University senior Jennifer Borton of Harding, Pa., was awarded the Sam Milazzo Volunteer of the Year award by the Greater Pittston YMCA. The award was presented on Nov. 8 at the 2017 Greater Pittston YMCA Annual Dinner and Community Awards ceremony at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

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 Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Professor Nicole Pezzino Receives "Ten Under Ten Award", Installed to Board of Practice Directors

Nicole Pezzino, Pharm. D., an assistant professor of pharmacy practice in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, was awarded the Ten Under Ten Award at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Annual Conference. At the same conference, she was also installed as the 2017-2018 academia practice director for the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's board of practice directors.

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.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Holds Brown Bag Medication Review on Oct. 24

Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, sponsors Brown Bag Medication Review during American Pharmacists' Month. The event will occur on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17 centers across the region. Wilkes will send 106 students and 21 pharmacists to conduct brown bag medication reviews and blood pressure screenings. Attendees participating in the medication review are asked to bring all medications or a list of medications including over the counter medications and vitamins. Pill boxes, disposal bags and health trackers will be available at the event.

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 Professor Thomas Franko named "Distinguished Young Pharmacist" by The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

Thomas Franko, Pharm. D., an assistant professor in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, was awarded the Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Companies Distinguished Young Pharmacist award. It was presented at the 2017 Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Conference on Sept. 23. The annual conference was held at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Pocono Manor.

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.

Wilkes University's Passan School of Nursing Launches Region's First Research Doctorate in Nursing

Wilkes University's Passan School of Nursing continues to lead nursing education with the launch of a doctor of philosophy degree in nursing. The new degree addresses a critical need in nursing education: a supply of Ph.D.-prepared nursing faculty to teach in nursing programs. The Ph.D. in nursing is the only one of its kind in the region and only the second Ph.D. to be offered in northeast Pennsylvania.

Wilkes University's Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing to Host Open House Oct. 4

Wilkes University's Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing will host an instant decision open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 4 at Dr. Harold Cox Hall, 245 S. River Street, Wilkes-Barre.

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 Ranked on Best Colleges List by U.S. News and World Report

Wilkes Ranked on Best Colleges List by U.S. News and World Report University Officials Identify the Ranking's Limitations

Wilkes University Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards

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

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.

Erin Kate Ryan of Minneapolis, Minn., Wins 2017 James Jones First Novel Fellowship Competition

The 25th Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship awarded first place and $10,000 to Erin Kate Ryan of Minneapolis, Minn., for her manuscript titled Quantum Girl Theory. The competition is co-sponsored by the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University and the James Jones Literary Society.

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.

WILKES UNIVERSITY DEDICATES NEW KARAMBELAS MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION CENTER

The $4 Million State-Of-The-Art Facility Will Be Home To The Award-Winning Communication Studies Program

Wilkes University Student Pharmacists Named to CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program

Wilkes University student pharmacists Alexandra Grudeski of Gouldsboro, Pa., and Cody Morcom of Scott Township, Pa., participated in the CVS Health Foundation Scholars Program in summer 2017. The program, which was created in collaboration with Pharmacy Quality Alliance and the CVS Health Foundation, works to foster student engagement in performance measurement and quality improvement while working with a mentor to implement their quality-based project. The 20 selected scholars will present the results of their work during the 2018 PQA Annual Meeting poster session.

Wilkes University Begins 85th Academic Year

Wilkes University Begins 85th Academic Year

Wilkes University Students Present Their Research at the American Society of Plant Biologist's Meeting

Wilkes University professor of biology, William Terzaghi, traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii this June with six students to present their research at the American Society of Plant Biologist's meeting.

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.

High School Students Get Hands On Experience With Natural Resources At Wilkes University Environmental Science Day Camp, July 31-Aug. 2

Wilkes University environmental scientists and engineers are teaching high school students about being environmental stewards in their communities at a week-long Environmental Science Day Camp from July 31-Aug. 2.

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 Professor Spoke at International Conference in Dublin, Ireland

Rodney Ridley Sr., Wilkes University executive director and professor of the Allan P. Kirby Center, presented and moderated three panels at the international University-Industry Interaction Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

Wilkes University Kirby Scholars Presented at International Conference in Dublin, Ireland

Wilkes University Kirby Scholars Taylor Baker '17 of Dallas, Pa., and Michelle Lehman of Mountain Top, Pa., can now officially add "international conference presenter" to their resumes.

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 Passan School of Nursing Named New Coordinator of Ph.D. Program

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

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

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

Wilkes University'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 Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary Of Upward Bound Program

Wilkes University Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary Of Upward Bound Program

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.

Students In SHINE of Luzerne County Become College Students For A Day On July 12 and 13 At Wilkes University

Students in the Luzerne County SHINE Program at Wilkes University will observe National Summer Learning Day on July 12 and 13 when they experience being a college student for a day.

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.

Wilkes University Announces Transformational Gift To Graduate Creative Writing Program

University Dedicates the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing

Rodney Ridley of Wilkes University's Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship named Innovator of the Year

Rodney Ridley of Wilkes University's Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship named Innovator of the Year

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 Receives 100,000 Strong In The Americas Grant

Wilkes University Receives 100,000 Strong In The Americas Grant

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 Students in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Raise Money for The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

Wilkes University students in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership raised $113 to benefit The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. The four freshmen sold cancer awareness socks as part of a requirement for their integrated management course.

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 New Study Abroad Scholarships

Wilkes University awarded a new scholarship for students planning to study abroad. The Dr. Joseph Donald Stephens, DDS Global Scholars Award provides students with a $5,000 scholarship to pursue their education in another country. The scholarship was established by Panos Kalaritis, a member of Wilkes' Class of 1977, and his wife, Deborah Stephens Kalaritis, Wilkes' Class of 1978, in honor of her late father, who also was a Wilkes alumnus.

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 Civic Band Presents "Carmina Burana" on April 29

The Wilkes University Civic Band will present Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" on Sat., April 29 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Orff's scenic cantata will be directed by Philip Simon, associate professor of music at Wilkes University. Simon and the Civic Band present a 14 movement truncated arrangement by John Krance. The concert includes soprano soloist Leesa Levy and dancers from the Wilkes University dance classes under the direction of Kristin Degnan Boonin. The performance follows Orff's original intention for his masterwork of incorporating music, movement and vocals.

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

Pharmacy Advocacy Event

Pharmacy Advocacy Event

WoMAN for a Day UPDATE

WoMAN for a Day UPDATE


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