Wilkes University Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement
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
$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
Brian Dalton Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wilkes University
Wilkes University Poised To Become National
Wilkes University Ice Hockey Announcement Receives Media Coverage
Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement
Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement
Wilkes University President Patrick F. Leahy has signed an agreement with, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, vice president and minister of foreign affairs for Panama. It paves the way for the University to offer English language training and other academic offerings to that country's diplomatic corps and other staff members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Accounting students at Wilkes University's Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership will offer free tax assistance to the public through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
Wilkes University is rescheduling the admissions open house scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23 due to the impending winter storm expected in the region. The open house will be held on the snow date of Jan. 30.
Wilkes University announces the opening of a full-service Starbucks on campus. Located in the University Center on Main at 169. S. Main St., Starbucks at Colonel Gambini's CafÃ© brings the largest and most recognized coffee brand in the world to the University and to downtown Wilkes-Barre. The addition is part of the campus dining options offered by Wilkes University Dining/Aramark.
The Wilkes University Flute Ensemble will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center.
Celebrate the holiday season with a night of Christmas choral music. The Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers will present In Dulci Jubilo, a program of Christmas choral music, on Friday, Dec. 11 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre.
Wilkes University Civic Band Presents "Solos and Ensembles: A Celebration of Wind and Percussion Music" on Dec. 6
The Wilkes University Civic Band will host its annual winter concert at 3 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center.
Wilkes University has been designated a Military FriendlyÂ® School by Victory Media, parent company of G.I. Jobs magazine. This is the sixth consecutive year that Wilkes has been named to the list, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses.
As a presidential election year approaches in the United States, Wilkes University's United Nations Lecture Series examines the voting process from a global perspective. Roland Rich, former executive head of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), will present "Voting: What can the U.S. learn from other countries?" at Wilkes University on Nov. 17. The lecture starts at 4 p.m. in the Marts Center, Room 214.
Wilkes University, in partnership with King's College, Luzerne County Community College and Wyoming Seminary, will hold its fourth annual Empty Bowls event to benefit local food banks. This year's event will be on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre.
National Counterintelligence Executive William Evanina Delivers Economic Espionage Lecture Nov. 12 At Wilkes University
Wilkes University alumnus and National Counterintelligence Executive William "Bill" Evanina will discuss issues of cyber security and theft of personally identifiable information on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of the University's Henry Student Center. Evanina's lecture, "Economic Espionage: Don't Be A Victim," will provide business owners and individuals with information on the threat to our national security and how to better protect themselves from this threat. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Wilkes University has received a $3.3 million gift - the largest in the institution's history - to support its School of Nursing. The gift, given by local businessman and philanthropist John J. Passan of Wilkes-Barre, and his wife, Ann, will be used to create a dedicated, permanent endowment for the school. The gift will transform nursing education at Wilkes for both graduate and undergraduate nursing students, enabling expanded opportunities for technology and professional development experiences.
Wilkes University Observes Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 19-23 With Awareness Walk And Educational Demonstrations
Wilkes University will observe Alcohol Awareness week from October 20-23. The highlight of the week will be the annual Alcohol Awareness Walk on Tuesday, October 20 at noon.
As previously announced on September 29th, the University is in the process of implementing an electronic time and attendance system called TimeTrak. The next step in the project plan is to transition part-time employees followed by full time non-exempt employees (those eligible for overtime payments). Starting October 25, 2015, part-time hourly will start using the system. Full time non-exempt employees will transition to TimeTrak starting November 16, 2015. See the list of dates and times for training sessions.
Wilkes University alumnus Marlon James has won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. The international prize, one of the literary world's most prestigious, was presented on Oct. 13 in London.
Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts At Wilkes University Observes 50th Anniversary With Oct. 24 Celebration
The 50th anniversary of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at Wilkes University will be celebrated with an evening of dance, music and theatre performances on Oct 24 at 8 p.m. Select scenes from this year's plays, including Our Town and Shout! The Mod Musical, will be performed, along with a modern dance offering and a ballet selection. The Wilkes University Chorus, Chamber Singers, Civic Band and Jazz Ensemble will also perform.
Wilkes University recognized 12 faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching and advising at the 2015 Teacher Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC) Awards Ceremony.
Wilkes University Professor Publishes Findings on Impact of Marcellus Shale Extraction Practices on Streams
A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal The Public Library of Science says that streams in the Marcellus shale region of Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia are at an intermediate risk due to unconventional oil and gas (UOG) development. The study, "Stream Vulnerability to Widespread and Emergent Stressors: A Focus on Unconventional Oil and Gas," is co-authored by Ken Klemow, Wilkes University professor of biology and geoenvironmental science. It addresses the vulnerability of streams to potential impacts from UOG development, which includes extracting energy from shale, other dense rocks and coal gas. The researchers obtained and combined data from available sources to predict the potential for UOG to impact streams in different regions of the country.
Wilkes University communication studies students will meet a Tanzanian orphan they have sponsored for the last four years when he visits campus from Oct. 6-20. Kihinga George, 21, will arrive in the United States for the 15-day visit sponsored by Linda Winkler, Wilkes University professor of anthropology and sociology, and donor Ed Meehan.
Wilkes University formally dedicated its new $1.7 million Gateway - which joins the heart of campus with South Main Street -- in a ceremony that kicked off its annual Homecoming weekend on Oct. 2. The dedication, attended by faculty, staff, students, alumni and elected officials, celebrated the completion of a project that opens a new era for the University.
A reminder that time sheets are due to the payroll department.
Wilkes University Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 recently launched a new initiative where the members will help train a psychological service dog.
Wilkes University will welcome alumni back to campus for the 2015 Homecoming weekend from Oct. 2-4. The theme this year, "Family of Colonels," celebrates Wilkes' close-knit campus community.
Wilkes University Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with a production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Performances are Oct. 1-3 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.
Wilkes University will hold a community open house at the Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The science center is located at 140 S. River St. in Wilkes-Barre. Refreshments will be served.
Wilkes University's Veterans Council has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the VetCenter Initiative grant program, a partnership between Student Veterans of America (SVA) and The Home Depot Foundation to renovate a center for veterans on campus. A space in Conyngham Hall has been designated as a veteran resource center, and will serve as a focal point for veteran's activities on campus.
Wilkes University Provost Anne Skleder has announced the appointment of new deans to lead the colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Engineering and the schools of Education and Nursing.
Wilkes University Announces Strong Commitment to the Arts With Relocation of Sordoni Art Gallery to South Main Street
Wilkes University has announced plans to relocate the Sordoni Art Gallery to South Main Street and bring national and internationally known art exhibits to downtown Wilkes-Barre.
Wilkes University Adventure Education Receives Grant, Will Compete in the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge
The Wilkes University Adventure Education program will compete in the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge to win the title of National Outdoor Champion. Wilkes joins 58 other schools representing 30 states in the challenge, which kicks off Sept. 6 and runs to Oct. 17. It's a six-week Mother-Nature-meets-March-Madness-style competition, and Wilkes is asking the community to get involved.
Join the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance on Sept. 9 to hear the tale of the family firm rumored to have inspired the popular 80s TV series "Dallas." Doug Box details the rise and fall of the Box Energy Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas giant, and a family dynasty believed to be too big to fail. Box will also discuss their partnership with one of the largest and most famous construction companies in the United States, George A. Fuller Construction, and their cement conglomerate including Oklahoma Cement Co., Louisiana Cement Company and Box Crow Cement Co.
Wilkes University Opens Academic Year With Largest Undergraduate Student Body In History
Stories in the Citizens Voice and Times Leader spotlighted groundbreaking research by Wilkes University faculty
Thomas J. Thomas Of Wilkes University Honored For Contributions To Higher Education Opportunity Programs
Thomas J. Thomas Jr., executive director of University College at Wilkes University and a resident of Plains Township, has received the Tri-State Consortium Award for Excellence and Service to the Community.
Members of Wilkes University's incoming freshman class will pitch in to help the Wyoming Valley community as part of their summer orientation on Monday, June 29 and Monday, July 13. About 300 students at each orientation session will volunteer at locations that include senior centers, youth centers, parks, the CEO's Weinberg Food Bank, and many other organizations.
Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a gala, a ceremony dedicating its building, alumni readings and special workshops for program graduates. The anniversary will be observed during the program's annual June residency, held from June 19-26 on the University campus.
Wilkes University Holds 68th Annual Spring Commencement
Wilkes University will host the Veterans Career and Education Boot Camp on Monday, May 11 in the Henry Student Center, located at 84 W. South Street, Wilkes-Barre. The event will begin with a registration and networking session at 8 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. All current and former military personnel are invited to attend.
Wilkes University Announces Young Scholars Gateway Program
Wilkes University was honored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance with a Rainbow Award at the 2015 Rainbow Awards Gala, held on April 25 at POSH at The Scranton Club. The annual awards gala recognizes individuals and organizations that have helped to make northeast Pennsylvania more inclusive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Wilkes University broke ground today on its campus gateway project that promises to transform both its campus and the South Main Street area in the city of Wilkes-Barre.
Ashley Robold, P2 Student, awarded Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
Brian Greene, Scientist and Author of The Elegant Universe, Delivers Rosenn Lecture At Wilkes University On April 26
Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Brian Greene is known for bringing cutting-edge scientific concepts to the public in entertaining ways. On Sunday, April 26, Greene visits Wilkes University as guest speaker for the Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities. Greene's lecture, "Science Matters: Inspiring the Next Generation of Maverick Thinkers," will be at 7:30 p.m, in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing.
VIP Day To Be Held As Scheduled March 21; Wilkes University Closing At 2 p.m. March 20
The Wilkes University Family Business Alliance has announced an important new benefit for its members. All member companies will receive a tuition discount on undergraduate and graduate tuition at Wilkes. All full-time employees and their immediate family members of Family Business Alliance member companies and sponsor companies qualify for the tuition discounts, depending on their level of membership.
Allen P. Kirby Lecture Series and Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University to Host Harvard Business School Professor Cynthia A. Montgomery on April 16
Cynthia A. Montgomery, Harvard Business School Timken Professor of Business Administration, will speak about "Where Leadership Begins" at the Allen P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on Thursday, April 16 at Wilkes University. The lecture, which is being co-hosted by the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance, will take place at the Arnaud C. Marts Center Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Wilkes University Running Club will hold its 11th annual Relay for Heat to raise funds to help the Commission for Economic Opportunity (CEO) assist local families in need with heating costs.
Volunteers from the Empty Bowls committee recently presented a $10,000 check to representatives of the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, the Commission on Economic Opportunity and the food bank at Luzerne County Community College. The funds were raised at the third annual Empty Bowls event in November 2014 and will be divided among the three organizations. The event is sponsored by Wilkes University, King's College, Wyoming Seminary and Luzerne County Community College. The next Empty Bowls event will take place at Wilkes on November 15, 2015.
Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University Addresses Diversity, Sensitivity and Multiculturalism in Schools
The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University will examine the topic "Addressing Diversity, Sensitivity and Multiculturalism in Our Schools" on Thursday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Room 214. The presenters will be Beth Anne Owens and Jennifer Welgosh, psychologists in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.
Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30
Wilkes University Provost Anne A. Skleder announces the Dean's List for the Fall 2014 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must earn a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.
NCPA's Annual Essential Evidence Plus Raffle
Wilkes University Scientist Leads Research Team Awarded $1 Million National Science Foundation Grant
Ned Fetcher, scientist and coordinator of the Institute for Environmental Science and Sustainability at Wilkes University, is the principal investigator on a research team that has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of climate change on plants. The team will study the effect of a changing climate on tussock cottongrass, a plant indigenous to tundra ecosystems in Alaska. The grant funds research entitled "Collaborative Research: Local adaptation in a dominant arctic tundra sedge (Eriophorum vaginatum) and its effects on ecosystem response in a changing climate."
Area bus riders can look forward to a new year of words and images to brighten up their daily rides when the eighth year of Poetry in Transit launches on Friday, Dec. 19. Eleven new placards showcasing the original work of 11 area poets will be unveiled at a special event at Barnes & Noble in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The free event will include a poetry reading by featured poets and is open to the public.
Wilkes University's veterans' counselor Lt. Col. Mark Kaster leads programs that help veterans make the transition to college life. The Times-Leader featured Wilkes' programs in support of veterans in this story that appeared in the Nov. 16, 2014 edition.
The Wilkes University Cheerleading squad is holding a Powderpuff Football Tournament to raise money for Nationals!
i2M recently made a gift to Wilkes University through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. This gift will support innovative programming at Wilkes, including Science in Motion, Women Empowered by Science and Adventures in Science. These programs exemplify the University's commitment to providing multiple opportunities for strengthening engagement with science among students in public schools.
Wilkes University will observe Military Appreciation Week from Nov. 10 -14 to support and honor veterans.
History will be made on Nov. 22 when all three Wilkes University band ensembles perform together for the first time at Wilkes University Band Night. The Jazz Orchestra, The Civic Band and The Marching Colonels present an evening of big band jazz, concert band and marching band music at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
Wilkes University's United Nations Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Nov. 13, when Matthias Klettermayer, presents "The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - A New Approach" in the Miller Room of the Henry Student Center, at 4 p.m. Klettermayer is the sustainable development officer responsible for communication and outreach in the United Nations' Division for Sustainable Development.
Handmade bowls bring people together to help fight hunger in the third annual Empty Bowls event. It will be held at Wilkes University from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 16 in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St. in Wilkes-Barre.
Wilkes University has received $3 million in funding from the State of Pennsylvania that will allow it to revolutionize the engineering education experience for its students and provide engineering laboratory support to regional industry.
Seven Wilkes University faculty and staff members were honored for their work teaching and advising students at the annual TREC Awards Ceremony. The awards are presented by the university's Teaching Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC).
Wilkes University will participate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week from Oct. 20-24, a national initiative on college campuses to raise awareness about the dangers of underage and excessive drinking. The week at Wilkes is highlight by the annual Walk Towards Awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at noon on the University Greenway. The University's chapter of the BACCHUS club sponsors the annual event with the help of Campus Health Services.
Wilkes University has been designated a Military FriendlyÂ® School by Victory Media, parent company of G.I. Jobs magazine. It is the fifth consecutive year that Wilkes has been named to the list, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to support America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students to ensure their success on campus and after graduation.
Art teachers and artists who wish to advance their ceramic arts studies can enroll in Wilkes University's two-week study abroad program in Tuscany, Italy. The program is offered in partnership with La Meridiana International School of Ceramics. Travel dates are from June 26 to July 12, 2015.
As the quarterbacks' coach/special teams' coordinator at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Trey Brown was instrumental in helping the Mules program to one Centennial Conference championship, one NCAA Division III National Playoff berth and two ECAC South Atlantic bids. Brown will now have the opportunity to run his own program as he has been named the new head football coach at Wilkes University.
Wilkes University is sponsoring a Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 5, to provide information to members of the community about healthy lifestyles and health-related topics. The health fair, rescheduled from Feb. 15 due to inclement weather, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Henry Student Center on the University's campus. The event is free and registration is not required.
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.
Robert B. Jackson, Nicholas Chair of Global Environmental Change in the earth and ocean sciences division at Duke University, will deliver the Wilkes University Kimball Lecture on Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m. in the Marts Gymnasium, 274 South Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre. Jackson will speak about "The Environmental Costs and Benefits of Shale Gas Development." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Wilkes University's Student Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) will host its eighth annual auto show on Sunday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will be held in the Wilkes University Henry Student Center parking lot, located at 84 W. South Street, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Entrance fee for cars is $10 if pre-registered by 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014. The pre-registration link can be found on the wilkes.edu website by searching keywords "8th Annual Auto Show." Entrance fee at the door day of is $15.00.
Former U.S. Senator and 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Richard Lugar to Deliver Max Rosenn Lecture at Wilkes University
Former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar will deliver the 33rd Annual Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities at Wilkes University on Sunday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. Lugar will speak on foreign policy, arms reduction and agricultural and energy independence issues. The event is free and open to the public.
The Wilkes University United Nations Speaker Series will feature Ahmed Sareer, permanent mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, on Thursday, April 24 at 4 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Miller Room. Sareer will speak about climate change and the Maldives. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Wilkes University alumnus Stelios J. Patsiokas, corporate vice president and chief innovation officer for Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and Christopher N. Breiseth, Wilkes University president emeritus, and will deliver the addresses at the University's 67th annual commencement. The University's spring 2014 commencement ceremonies are on Saturday, May 17, at the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, 274 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre.
Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program Offers Teacher Workshops in Creative Reading and Writing for the Classroom
Wilkes University's graduate creative writing program will offer two summer workshops for teachers interested in engaging and encouraging student reading and writing in a variety of genres.
Wilkes University will offer two one-week writing workshops for middle and high school students during the summer 2014 intersession.
Wilkes University will host the award-winning KIDS FIRST! film festival on select Sundays this summer. A series of age appropriate movies will be shown at 3 p.m. on June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17 in Stark Learning Center, room 101. The Sunday film events are free and each lasts no more than 90 minutes.
Wilkes University will celebrate 81 years of educating first-generation college students at its Founders Gala on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The black tie gala, which will become an annual event, will be at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre at 6 p.m. Proceeds will support the new First Generation Fund, established to provide additional scholarship funding to first-generation students.
Wilkes University affirmed its commitment to the City of Mesa and the Mesa business community with an event celebrating the successful completion of the University's first Semester In Mesa program. Semester in Mesa brings students from the University's Pennsylvania campus to Mesa to study and complete internships.
More than 700 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees were awarded as Wilkes University held its 67th spring commencement ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students on May 17. The 10 a.m. ceremony for graduate students and 3 p.m. ceremony for undergraduates were held in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports & Conference Center. Graduates marched down South Franklin Street and entered the center to the music of bagpipers leading the procession.
Wilkes University affirmed its commitment to educate first-generation college students with a highly successful event that raised more than $250,000 for scholarships. The inaugural Founders Gala, held June 7 at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre, benefited the newly established First Generation Fund, which provides scholarships for students who are the first in their families to attend college. The amount raised is the highest from a single event in University history.
Wilkes University Provost Anne A. Skleder announces the Dean's List for the Spring 2014 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must earn a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits.
Wilkes University recently awarded tenure and promoted nine members of the faculty to associate professor. In addition, one faculty member was promoted to full professor and another was awarded tenure. The faculty receiving promotions and tenure were as follows:
Wilkes University has announced two initiatives to support veterans in their return to civilian life and ease their transition to higher education. The University is creating the Inter-Organizational Veteran Educational Support Team (INVEST) and has hired AmeriCorps VISTA worker Emily McGaha to help carry out its work.
Wilkes University Leads Northeast Pennsylvania Schools In Money Magazine Rankings For Great Value To Students
Wilkes University is ranked highest among northeast Pennsylvania's colleges and universities on Money magazine's Best Colleges list of schools delivering great value for students. The Money ranking is based on factors such as graduation rates, affordability and average earnings after graduation.