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Wilkes University Announces Faculty Promotions and Tenure Awards

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

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.

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 Awards Degrees at 70th Spring Commencement

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

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

Brian Dalton Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wilkes University

Brian Dalton Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Services at Wilkes University

Wilkes University Poised To Become National

Wilkes University Poised To Become National

Video Contest for the Outdoor Nation Challenge

The Adventure Education Department needs creative students that have digital media experience to create promotional videos!

Wilkes University Is Partner For Feria del Libro Panama 2016 Aug. 16-21

Wilkes University Is Partner For Feria del Libro Panama 2016 Aug. 16-21

Wilkes University Announces Gifted Letter of Endorsement Program For Teachers

Pennsylvania teachers seeking to develop their expertise in educating gifted and talented students can now enroll in Wilkes University's online Gifted Education Letter of Endorsement Program.

Wilkes University Business Professor Morgan Clevenger Receives Award for Research

Morgan Clevenger, assistant professor of business in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, was awarded an 2016 CASE Award for Outstanding In-Progress Research in Integrated Educational Advancement. Clevenger was recognized for his research project, "Corporate Citizenship in American Higher Education." Clevenger will receive a cash prize of $2,000 along with an announcement of his scholarship in CASE's magazine, Currents, and its publication BriefCASE.

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Doctor of Education Student Recognized With Medal of the British Empire

Wilkes University doctor of education student Mona Nashman-Smith will receive the prestigious Medal of the British Empire on May 6 in London. The medal is presented by Queen Elizabeth in recognition of meritorious civil service.

Wilkes University Students Inducted Into Teacher Education Program

Wilkes University inducted 15 education students into its teacher education program at a pinning ceremony attended by faculty, parents, friends, and students on March 15. Students were presented with "Proud to Teach" pins by faculty presenters.

"Women, Politics, and Activism" Is the Theme of Women's and Gender Studies Conference April 11-12 at Wilkes University

Politics in this election year is the theme as Wilkes University, in collaboration with King's College, presents the Women's and Gender Studies Conference Program on April 11-12 on the Wilkes campus. The conference is free and open to the public, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. on April 11 on the second floor of the Henry Student Center, 84 West South St.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Twelfth Night for Shakespeare Anniversary

Wilkes University Theatre presents Twelfth Night, or What You Will, on April 14, 15, 16 at 8 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

"Frack It Or Leave It" Is The Focus of April 14 Panel Discussion at Wilkes University

Wilkes University will present "Frack It Or Leave It," a panel discussion of Pennsylvania's energy and environmental policies since the development of the Marcellus Shale gas deposit. The discussion will be held on April 14 at 4 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University Hosts Earth and Environmental Science Day for High School Students on April 22, 2016

Wilkes University will host an Earth and Environmental Science Day for high school students and their parents, teachers and guidance counselors to introduce them to the field of study and career opportunities in the geosciences. The event will be held on Friday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Cohen Science Center.

Wilkes University Holds Farewell Ceremony for Panamanian Teachers on March 2

Wilkes University bids farewell to 20 Panamanian teachers who have been studying on campus with a special ceremony at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 w. South St. Media are invited to cover the event and interview the teachers about their experiences during the eight weeks they have spent here. The teachers return to Panama on March 4.

Wilkes University Honors Freshmen with Alpha Lambda Delta Induction Ceremony

Wilkes University honored freshmen students for academic excellence with induction into the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society on Feb. 6. Eligible students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher during their first term or year of college while enrolled full time are invited to join.

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Fall 2015 Semester

Wilkes University Provost Dr. Anne Skleder announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2015 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.

Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series Brings Education Speakers to Wilkes University

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University highlights current issues in education. Series co-founders Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner are faculty members in the Wilkes University Department of Education. According to Robert S. Gardner, he and his wife started the series as an outgrowth of their classroom teaching. "It's part of our philosophy of teaching that learning should not be confined to the classroom," he explains. "We believe that these experiences offer opportunities to be other places and hear other voices. These are powerful experiences that help people understand what education can be."

Activist, Artist and Author Mary Fisher Delivers Allan P. Kirby Lecture on March 16 at Wilkes University

Mary Fisher, activist, author and artist, will speak on "Freeing the Entrepreneur for the Global Good" at the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on March 16. The lecture will be in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is c0-sponsored by the Wilkes University Family Business Alliance, and is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University's Contemporary History Project Presents "Metropolitan Battlefields: Urban Conflict in Iraq Before and After the 'Surge'" on Feb. 29

Wilkes University's Contemporary History Project will present a lecture, "Metropolitan Battlefields: Urban Conflict in Iraq Before and After the 'Surge', " on Feb. 29. It will be given by Dan Bisbee, a doctoral candidate in security and intelligence studies at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School for Public and International Affairs. Bisbee will discuss major trends in urban conflict and provide an analysis of warfare and governance in the cities of Iraq over the past decade. The lecture will be held in the Miller Room of the Henry Student Center from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The lecture is open to the public and admission is free.

Wilkes University Holds Feb. 18 Grand Opening for Starbucks

Wilkes University will mark the grand opening of its full-service Starbucks on Feb. 18. The grand opening will be highlighted by an 11:30 a.m. ribbon cutting with University President Patrick F. Leahy and Aramark Vice President of Operations Dan Palumbo. The opening also will be marked throughout Starbucks' hours of operation with free tall coffees, food samples and giveaways throughout the day. The public is invited to attend.

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Wilkes Partners with Discovery Education to Offer STEM Endorsement Program for Teachers

Wilkes University and Discovery Education have teamed up to offer a new program designed to prepare educators to incorporate STEM strategies into their instructional practice and foster a culture of STEM in their school system. Called the STEM Letter of Endorsement, this program provides a pathway through which educators can grow their expertise in incorporating STEM education into every facet of teaching and learning.

Wilkes University English Department Hosts Author Readings In Allan Hamilton Dickson Writers Series

The Wilkes University English Department will host the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series featuring three distinguished authors and literary critics throughout the spring semester 2016. The writers will read from their work and participate in a workshop and Q&A-style discussion of their writing processes. All workshops and readings are free and open to the public and will take place in the salon of Kirby Hall.

Wilkes University President Signs Agreement With Vice President of Panama

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.

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.

Wilkes University Reschedules Jan. 23 Admissions Open House

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.

Starbucks Opens At Wilkes University

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 Café 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.

Open House for Creative Writing Master's Degrees

The Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing program will host an instant decision open house from 4 - 7 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 15 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.

Sigma Tau Delta Book Drive a Success

Members of Wilkes University's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society, gathered 2,033 books to donate to Ruth's Place House of Hope, Inc. and St. Hedwig's Veterans Village in a book drive.

Wilkes University to Host Graduate Open House for Educators on Dec. 3

Wilkes University will host an open house from 3 - 5 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 3 for educators interested in pursuing an advanced degree or certification. The open house takes place in the Miller Room on the second floor of the Henry Student Center located at 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. Free parking is available at the rear of the building.

Wilkes University Earns 2016 Military Friendly Schools® Designation

Wilkes University has been designated a Military Friendly® 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.

Wilkes University Ranked 25th In The Nation for Economic Value By The Economist

Wilkes University is ranked 25th in the nation for economic value by the international newspaper The Economist. The ranking was announced in the publication's first-ever college rankings.

Fourth Annual Empty Bowls at Wilkes University on Nov. 15 Benefits Local Food Banks

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 Announces $3.3 Million Gift To Nursing School

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.

Peter J. Stang of University of Utah to Deliver Catherine H. Bone Lecture in Chemistry Oct. 21 at Wilkes University

Peter J. Stang, distinguished professor and David P. Gardner Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah, will deliver the 2015 Catherine H. Bone Lecture at Wilkes University on Wednesday, Oct. 21. He will speak at 7 p.m. in Stark Learning Center 101. He will deliver the lecture "Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Metallacages via Coordination."

Wilkes University Theatre Presents Shout! The Mod Musical Nov. 13 - 22

Wilkes University Theatre presents Shout! The Mod Musical on Nov. 13-22. Performances are at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. curtain on Nov. 15 and 22 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

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.

Wilkes University Creative Writing Alumnus Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize For Novel

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 Announces Recipients of 2015 TREC Awards

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 Dedicates Campus Gateway

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.

Perilous Nuclear Projects of the 1950s is Lecture Topic at Wilkes University

Richard Sylves, professor emeritus of political science and IR department at the University of Delaware, will present the lecture, "America's Insanely Perilous Nuclear Projects of the 1950s, The Great Atomic Science Advisers, and Why It All Matters Today." The event is free and open to the public, and will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 002 of Farley Library at Wilkes University.

Gardner Educational Forum at Wilkes University Examines Rural Education at Oct. 8 Event

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University examines the topic "Rural Education: Impressions and Perspectives" on Thursday, Oct. 8. The guest speaker is Dorinda McHenry, adjunct instructor at Wilkes University. The discussion takes place in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Room 214, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Canine Cadet: Wilkes AFROTC Det. 752 pioneers new program

Wilkes University Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 recently launched a new initiative where the members will help train a psychological service dog.

Family of Colonels Is Theme for Wilkes University Homecoming From Oct. 2-4

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 Hosts "Passport to Science" Oct. 10 Community Open House

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.

Michael Reagan, Son of Former President and Best-Selling Author, Delivers Kirby Lecture Oct. 7 at Wilkes University

Michael Reagan, son of the late President Ronald Reagan and best-selling author, delivers the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Reagan speaks at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center on Wilkes University's campus. His topic will be "Know Your Audience." The event is free and open to the public.

Wilkes University's Veterans Council Awarded $10,000 VetCenter Initiative Grant

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 Summer Commencement to be Held September 13

Wilkes University will hold its summer commencement ceremony on Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center.

Wilkes University Provost Anne Skleder Announces Appointment of Four New Deans

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 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.

Wilkes University Opens Academic Year With Largest Undergraduate Student Body In History

Wilkes University Opens Academic Year With Largest Undergraduate Student Body In History

Gardner Educational Forum at Wilkes University Examines Education in Independent Schools

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University begins its fall lecture series on Thursday, Sept. 17 with an examination of education in independent schools. The topic for the discussion is "Teaching and Learning in Independent Schools" and features guest speakers William Norwig, head of school at Rock Solid Academy; Thomas Hood, head of school at MMI Preparatory School; Dennis Puhalla, head of school at Wyoming Seminary Montessori School; and Randy Granger, academic dean at Wyoming Seminary Upper School. The discussion takes place in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Room 214, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Wilkes University Offers Online Instruction Endorsement Program

Wilkes University's Online Teaching master's degree now includes the Pennsylvania Department of Education Online Instruction Endorsement Program.

Wilkes University Biology Professor Kenneth Klemow Appointed to Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force

Kenneth Klemow, Wilkes University professor of biology and geo-environmental science, was appointed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to serve on the state Department of Environmental Protection's new Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce.

Wilkes University to Host Information Session for Graduate and Adult Students on Aug. 3

Wilkes University will host an information session from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 for adults interested in pursuing an advanced degree or certification in a variety of academic fields. Attendees are invited to stop by anytime during these hours to learn more.

Wilkes University Freshmen Help Community During Summer Orientation

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 Holds 68th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Holds 68th Annual Spring Commencement

The Geological Story of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys of Northeastern Pennsylvania Is Focus of May 26 Event for Teachers

Teachers will have an opportunity to delve into local history and earn continuing professional education credits at a lecture titled "The Geological Story of the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys of Northeastern Pennsylvania."

Wilkes University to Host Veterans Career and Education Boot Camp on May 11

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 Announces Young Scholars Gateway Program

Wilkes University Honored by NEPA Rainbow Alliance at Annual Awards Gala

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 Breaks Ground For Campus Gateway

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.

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

VIP Day To Be Held As Scheduled March 21; Wilkes University Closing At 2 p.m. March 20

Wilkes University Offers Summer Undergraduate Classes At Reduced Tuition

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Wilkes University to Host Information Session for Graduate and Adult Students on April 20

Wilkes University will host an information session from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, for adults interested in pursuing an advanced degree or certification in a variety of academic fields.

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.

Wilkes University Running Club Holds Relay for Heat to Raise Funds to Ease Home Heating Crisis

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.

Empty Bowls Raises $10,000 for Area Food Banks

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.

Human Trafficking is Focus of March 12 U.N. Lecture at Wilkes University

Human trafficking affects more than 5.5 million children annually. Emily Pasnak-Lapchick sheds light on the human rights issue when she answers the question "How Can You Take Action Against Human Trafficking" on March 12 at Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Wilkes University Founders Gala 2015 Set for May 30

Wilkes University Receives $40,000 From UGI Utilities, Inc. for Women Empowered by Science Program

UGI Utilities, Inc., recently made a gift of $40,000 to Wilkes University through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. This gift will support the Women Empowered by Science program at Wilkes University.

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Fall 2014 Semester

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.

Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University to Host STEM Lecture

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University will host "Preparing Our Students for Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)" on Thursday, February 19 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Room 214 of the Arnaud Marts Sports and Conference Center. The presenters are Rachel Bartron and Jill Carrick from Wyoming Seminary. Bartron is an upper school teacher, dean of the class of 2015, and the director of the Maslow STEM School at Wyoming Seminary. Carrick chairs and teaches in the lower school's science department.

Wilkes University Partners To Help Students SHINE

Wilkes University Partners To Help Students Shine

Wilkes University Joins Coalition Launching Luzerne County SHINE Program

Wilkes University will be the educational host for Luzerne County SHINE, an afterschool program aimed at improving educational opportunities for schoolchildren in the county.

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."

Wilkes University Veterans Programs Ease Transition To Campus Life

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.

Wilkes University Holds Military Appreciation Week From Nov. 10-14

Wilkes University will observe Military Appreciation Week from Nov. 10 -14 to support and honor veterans.

Wilkes University Announces Honors Program Beginning In 2015-2016 Academic Year

An honors program offering enhanced academic experiences and grants and scholarships totaling more than $35,000 over four years will be offered to students for the first time by Wilkes University in fall 2015.

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski to be Guest of Honor at Wilkes University "Celebration of Education"

Wilkes University is hosting a "Celebration of Education" to mark American Education Week with guest of honor Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. The event will be on Thurs., Nov. 20, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom and the cost is $25 per person.

Empty Bowls Raises Money For Area Food Banks At Wilkes University Nov. 16

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 Receives $3 Million in State Funding For Engineering Laboratories

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.

Wilkes University Honors Faculty, Staff with 2014 TREC Awards

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 Marks National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 20-24

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.

Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series Brings Education Speakers to Wilkes University

The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University highlights current issues in education. Series co-founders Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner are faculty members in the Wilkes University Department of Education. According to Robert S. Gardner, he and his wife started the series as an outgrowth of their classroom teaching. "It's part of our philosophy of teaching that learning should not be confined to the classroom," he explains. "We believe that these experiences offer opportunities to be other places and hear other voices. These are powerful experiences that help people understand what education can be."

Wilkes University Earns 2015 Military Schools® Designation

Wilkes University has been designated a Military Friendly® 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.


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