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Saturday, February 24

Recent News

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.

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Wilkes University's Mia Lussier

Student Pharmacist Mia Lussier Works to Raise Awareness of Opioid Epidemic

Wilkes University student pharmacist Mia Lussier of Somerset, Mass., isn’t waiting until she receives her degree to start educating others about addiction. Lussier, a second-year student pharmacist, is starting the “Luzerne County Faces of Addiction” campaign which aims to raise awareness of the effects of addiction -- all through the power of story.

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Wilkes in the News

Paraphrase this: Wilkes Intensive English Program gets rare accreditation

Wilkes shows off new Sordoni Art Gallery

Wilkes unveils new media center


Armstrong, Garret named to D3football.com All-Region Team

Wilkes' Armstrong Named to D3football.com All-Region Team

Armstrong was named to the third team offense as a tight end. It marks the second straight year Armstrong has been named to the all-region squad, earning second team honors as a junior in 2016.

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