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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 to Hold Earth and Environmental Science Day

Wilkes University will hold Earth and Environmental Science Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.

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.

Wilkes University Students Present Their Research at the American Society of Plant Biologist's Meeting

Wilkes University professor of biology, William Terzaghi, traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii this June with six students to present their research at the American Society of Plant Biologist's meeting.

Four Wilkes University Professors to Present Research at NEPA Innovation Conference Aug. 10 and 11

Four Wilkes University professors will present their research at the second annual Northeast Pennsylvania Innovation Conference on Aug. 10-11 at the Hilton Conference Center in Scranton, Pa. Co-presented by tecBRIDGE and the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University on Aug. 11-10.

High School Students Get Hands On Experience With Natural Resources At Wilkes University Environmental Science Day Camp, July 31-Aug. 2

Wilkes University environmental scientists and engineers are teaching high school students about being environmental stewards in their communities at a week-long Environmental Science Day Camp from July 31-Aug. 2.

Rodney Ridley of Wilkes University's Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship named Innovator of the Year

Rodney Ridley of Wilkes University's Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship named Innovator of the Year

Wilkes University Receives 100,000 Strong In The Americas Grant

Wilkes University Receives 100,000 Strong In The Americas Grant

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

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.

Genome Sequencing is Focus of Kimball Lecture at Wilkes University

The science used to identify the source of the 2010 Haitian cholera outbreak and the anthrax letter criminal investigation will be explored in the 2017 Kimball Lecture at Wilkes University. "Tracking Dangerous Pathogens Using Whole Genome Sequencing - Examples from Anthrax and Cholera" will be presented by Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University on March 27 at 8:00 p.m. in the Stark Learning Center, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public.

Steve Forbes Delivers Kirby Lecture March 1 at Wilkes University

Steve Forbes will deliver the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, corner of River and South Streets, Wilkes-Barre. The lecture, "An Evening of Insights with Steve Forbes," is co-sponsored by the Young America's Foundation. The lecture will be followed by a book signing and Forbes' books will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.

Constance Dombroski Named Director of Wilkes University's Center for Health Sciences and Student Success

Constance Dombroski of Dallas, Pa., has been named director of Wilkes University's new Center for Health Sciences and Student Success.

Wilkes University Offers New Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology

Wilkes University's College of Science and Engineering recently announced a new undergraduate bachelor of science degree in geology.

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

Wilkes University's Dr. Zbigniew Witczak Elected President of the International Carbohydrate Organization

Zbigniew Witczak, chair of the department of pharmaceutical sciences in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, was named President-Elect of the International Carbohydrate Organization for the 2016 - 2018 term. He will take the helm as President on Aug. 1, 2016, after the closing of the 28th International Carbohydrate Symposium this month, July 17-21, in New Orleans, La.. He is currently serving as Vice-Chair and National Representative to the Organization.

Middle School Girls Become Scientists At Wilkes University's Women Empowered by Science Camp July 24-30

Wilkes University's Women Empowered by Science (WEBS) Summer Camp allows local girls to experience the exciting world of science through captivating hands-on labs with exploration into the world of animals, food, genetics, medicine and the building - and programming - of their own LEGO robots.

Wilkes University Professor Michael A. Steele Wins NSF Opus Award

Wilkes University Professor Michael A. Steele Wins NSF Opus Award

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes University Holds 69th Annual Spring Commencement

Wilkes Senior Accepted into Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Internship

Wilkes University senior Justin Hunter, from Dupont, Pa., will complete a summer internship at Stanford University's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. This paid, three-month internship will allow him to work with one of the researchers on a specific project to be determined. Hunter receives his bachelor of science degree in biology on May 21.

Wilkes University Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 Honors Memory of Maj. Candice Adams Ismirle At April 30 Dedication

Wilkes University Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 Honors Memory of Maj. Candice Adams Ismirle At April 30 Dedication

Wilkes University hosts Adventures in Science 2016 on April 29

More than 250 Luzerne County fifth graders will make scientific discoveries when Wilkes University hosts Adventures in Science 2016 on Friday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Order of the Engineer Ceremony at Wilkes University

Wilkes University and the Keystone Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society for Professional Engineers conducted the Order of the Engineer ceremony, inducting 55 Wilkes senior engineering majors into the order on April 3, 2016. The students will receive Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering, environmental engineering or mechanical engineering at the University's spring commencement ceremony. As part of the ceremony, graduating engineers are presented with a stainless steel ring that serves as a symbol of membership. The order emphasizes ethics in engineering projects and the partnership and teamwork required by engineers in the profession.

W. John Kress of the Smithsonian Institution to Give Annual Grace Kimball Memorial Lecture on April 21 at Wilkes Unversity

W. John Kress of the Smithsonian Institution will give the Annual Grace Kimball Memorial Lecture at Wilkes University.

"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 Hosts 68th Annual Mathematics Contest

Wilkes University hosted the 68th Annual Mathematics Contest on March 7, sponsored by the Luzerne County Council of Teachers of Mathematics (LCCTM). High school students from 13 area schools participated, with two full four-year scholarships awarded by Wilkes University to senior Brendan Drusda from MMI Preparatory School and junior Spencer Yacuboski from Berwick High School. LCCTM also awarded prizes for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in each division.

Wilkes University Hosts Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition March 5

Nearly 800 middle- and high-school students from seven northeast Pennsylvania counties will come to Wilkes University on March 5 when the campus hosts the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region 2 Competition. The event, which is drawing one of the largest groups of participants in its history, begins with registration from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Henry Student Center.

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.

Celebrate Starbucks Grand Opening Feb. 18 With Free Coffee

Come celebrate the grand opening of Starbucks at Gambini's on Thursday, Feb. 18. Join President Patrick F. Leahy for the ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m.

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Panama Minister of Education Visits Wilkes University To Sign Partnership Agreement

Wilkes University Opens NeuroTraining and Research Center

Wilkes University Opens NeuroTraining and Research Center

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.

Accounts Payable Notice

Due to the upcoming Holiday, our last check run for the calendar year will be on Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

Wilkes University Dedicates Building Honoring Its Second President Francis J. Michelini

Wilkes University celebrated the legacy of its second president, Francis J. Michelni - credited with shepherding the institution through the aftermath of the 1972 Agnes Flood -- by dedicating a building in his name on Nov. 10. Francis J. Michelini Hall was dedicated in a ceremony led by Wilkes President Patrick F. Leahy and attended by Michelini, now a Mechanicsburg, Pa., resident.

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 Phi Phi Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society Inducts New Members

The Wilkes University Phi Phi Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society, under the advisement of Dr. Karen Frantz-Fry, Assistant Professor of Education, inducted eight candidates on October 20, 2015 in the Ballroom of the Henry Student Center on campus.

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 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 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 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.

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.

National Voter Registration Day

The Office of Civic Engagement in conjunction with Women and Gender Studies will be hosting National Voter Registration Drive tomorrow.

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.

Diversity Education Opportunity

The Diversity Affairs and Human Resources Departments, in conjunction with the Northeast Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium (NEPDEC) are pleased to welcome Dr. Robin DiAngelo to campus on September 17, 2015.

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

News Media Highlight Wilkes University Faculty Research And Patent Applications

Stories in the Citizens Voice and Times Leader spotlighted groundbreaking research by Wilkes University faculty

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.

Professor Eric Wright Adds Public Health Perspective to Pharmacy Practice

Eric Wright, associate professor of pharmacy practice, is bringing students at Wilkes University a new perspective on pharmacy. Wright recently graduated with a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He now has the knowledge and skills to train Wilkes pharmacy students to manage patient populations.

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 Seeks Patents For Medical Advancements Developed By Faculty

The research of two Wilkes University professors could dramatically improve diagnosis and treatment for wound care, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other brain-related disorders. The University has filed patent applications for health care innovations developed by Ali Razavi, professor of mechanical engineering, and Abas Sabouni, assistant professor electrical engineering. The two separate applications are the first intellectual property right submissions for the 82-year-old University.

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 Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Exceeds National Average for Post-Graduate Residency Training

Twenty members of the 2015 graduating class in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy are entering residency programs following their graduation in May.

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.

Ninth Annual ASME Car Show at Wilkes University on April 19

The ninth annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Car Show at Wilkes University will be held on Sunday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre.

Customizable Wilkes Window Decals

The Wilkes University Swimming Teams are selling customizable window decals.

Wyoming Seminary Team Wins Wilkes University Engineering Olympics 2015

Wyoming Seminary Team Wins Wilkes University Engineering Olympics 2015

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.

Wilkes University Opens Wilkes Enterprise Center To Develop Student, Faculty and Staff Businesses

Wilkes University Opens Wilkes Enterprise Center To Develop Student, Faculty and Staff Businesses

"Gas Pipelines In Northeastern Pennsylvania: Challenges And Solutions" Is March 19 Panel Discussion At Wilkes University

"Gas Pipelines In Northeastern Pennsylvania: Challenges And Solutions" Is March 19 Panel Discussion At Wilkes University

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.

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 Pharmacy Students Assist With Affordable Care Act Signups

Wilkes University Pharmacy Students Assist With Affordable Care Act Signups

Wilkes University Scientists Head North of Arctic Circle

Wilkes University Scientists Head North of Arctic Circle

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 Pharmacy Student Liz Taber of Nazareth, Pa., Performs Pharmacy Rotation in Peru

Wilkes University student Liz Taber performed a three-week pharmacy rotation in Peru through the Global Awareness Institute. The international program provides pharmacy students an opportunity to study in the rainforest and learn about medicinal plants unique to the region. Taber is the daughter of Beth and Charlie Taber of Nazareth, Pa. The rotation fulfills one of six rotations required by the University's doctor of pharmacy program. Taber completed the rotation in Peru in July.

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.

i2M Presents Donation to Support Science Programs at Wilkes University

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 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 Professor Making Strides In Early Cancer Detection

Abas Sabouni, Wilkes University assistant professor of electrical engineering, has been researching methods to detect early stages of breast cancer since 2006. Reporter Charlotte Jacobson highlighted his work in this story in the Nov. 2, 2014 Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice.

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.

Sustainability the Focus of United Nations Lecture at Wilkes University on Nov. 13

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.

First National Community Bank Presents Donation to Support Science Programs at Wilkes University

First National Community Bank, locally-based for over 100 years, recently made a gift to Wilkes University as part of its Educational Improvement Tax Credit commitment for 2014.

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.

Wilkes Professor Abas Sabouni Researches New Technology For Detecting Breast Cancer

While a special focus is placed on breast cancer awareness during the month of October, research into new diagnostic tools for the disease is a year-round pursuit for a Wilkes University professor. Abas Sabouni, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, is engaged in research that can improve methods for detecting breast cancer, the imaging associated with its treatment and ways to characterize tumors.

Wilkes University Hosts "Passport to Science" Oct. 25 Community Open House For Young People

Youngsters in grades 4 to 12 can explore the world of science when Wilkes University holds its Passport to Science community open house at the Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The science center is located at 140 S. River St. in Wilkes-Barre.

William Jorgensen of Yale University to Deliver Bone Lecture at Wilkes University on Oct. 15

William Jorgensen, Sterling Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, will deliver the 2014 Catherine H. Bone Lecture in Chemistry at Wilkes University. He will speak about "Computationally Guided Drug Discovery" on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Stark Learning Center Room 101. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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.

Clean Energy America Presents on Future of Nuclear Energy at Wilkes University on September 22

When people think "clean energy" they rarely think "nuclear energy," but experts from Clean Energy America hope to change that when they visit Wilkes University on September 22.

Wilkes University Hosts Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition On March 1

More than 600 middle- and high-school students from seven northeast Pennsylvania counties will come to Wilkes University on March 1 when the campus hosts the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region 2 Competition. The event, which is being held for the first time at Wilkes, begins at 10 a.m. with registration and a general session in the Henry Student Center.

Wilkes University Hosts Community Health Fair April 5

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.

Robert Jackson of Duke University Delivers April 7 Kimball Lecture at Wilkes University

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 Celebrates Successful Semester In Mesa Program With May 5 Event

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.

Girls Attend Wilkes Women Empowered By Science Camp, July 28 to Aug. 1

Local girls will experience the exciting world of science through captivating labs, including unique role-plays inspired by hit shows "C.S.I." and "House M.D.," at Wilkes University's Women Empowered by Science Summer Camp.


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