Wilkes University


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.

The conference is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at King’s College on the 3rd floor of the Sheey-Farmer Campus Center, North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.

The Wilkes University students presenting research papers are Dustin Dorovick, Nicole Kolessar, Courtney McMonagle, Sarah O'Hara, Mauri Bohan, and Harry Gothreau. Some examples of research topics are, “The Evolving Office (First Ladies),” “African American and Nisei Women,” and “Athleticism in Disguise.”

Diane Wenger, associate professor of history at Wilkes, and Cris Scarboro, professor of history at King’s College, helped plan this event with a committee of students from Wilkes University and King’s College.