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Friday, October 20

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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.

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