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Wilkes University welcomes you to our official home page. Wilkes, located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, offers small classes with Ph.D.-level faculty and a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, music, applied sciences, biology, chemistry, ...
The Center for Global Education and Diversity at Wilkes University recently presented its 2018 multicultural awards. The award recognize students, faculty and staff who have supported and improved the diversity climate on campus, increased international awareness and promotes cross-cultural awareness.
Jacee Yorks of Nescopeck, Pa. received a Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship to support her study abroad program with CAPA The Global Education Network in Sydney, Australia in summer 2018. She was one of 268 scholars who were selected from a pool of over 2,300 applicants representing approximately 517 colleges and universities across the country - an award rate of about four percent. Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships are designed for students seeking a rigorous overseas academic program. Yorks is a business management major and will take management classes for course credits through CAPA The Global Education Network. She will also complete an events management internship at a local business in Sydney. As part of the scholarship, she is required to blog about her different adventures and learning experiences while abroad. Yorks was also a 2017 recipient of the Dr. Joseph Donald Stephens, DDS Global Scholars Award. The Dr. Joseph Donald Stephens, DDS Global Scholars Award provides students with scholarships to pursue their education in another country. The award was established by Wilkes University alumni Panos Kalaritis '77 and Deborah (Stephens) Kalaritis '78 in honor of her father, Joseph D. Stephens DDS, a 1951 graduate of Wilkes University.
More than 200 Wilkes University students received scholarships at the March 22 annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 22. Scholarship students were recognized along with the donors whose gifts made the scholarships possible.
Wilkes University students participated in field research in Hawaii during spring break. The trip was in conjunction with the spring course, "Geology of Hawaii" taught by Sid P. Halsor, professor of geology and coordinated with the GeoExplorer Club and Bobby Karimi, assistant professor of geology. Students spent several days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park exploring the volcanic features associated with Kilauea volcano, the most active volcano on earth and in continuous eruption since the current cycle began in 1983. Highlights included a tour and presentation by US Geological Survey geoscientist at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, close-up observations of active lava flow on the volcanic field and night-time view of the vivid red glow over the Kilauea summit crater where lava fountaining was occurring.
Wilkes University Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical A Chorus Line. The performances will take place on April 12, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on April 14 and 15 at 2 p.m. The production is at Wilkes' Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.
Wilkes University assistant professor of physics Del Lucent and mechanical engineering students, Michael O'Brien of Quakertown, Pa., and Daniel Sales of Laflin, Pa., attended the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society, held Feb. 17-21, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. The students presented their poster and data on topological data analysis of protein dynamics using persistent homology. The project uses a mathematical technique, topological data analysis, to look for patterns in large simulations of protein folding. Protein folding is an action that occurs on the cellular level and analyzing it can be used to research treatments for a variety of disorders.
More than 90 Wilkes University students will complete internships as part of their academic work in spring semester 2018. Internships complement academic work, provide students with practical experience in their field of study and prepare them to enter careers.
Wilkes University inducted 15 students as full members into the Theta Delta Chapter of the Beta Beta Beta national biological honor society during an induction ceremony held during the fall 2017 semester. An additional 12 students were inducted as associate members. Full members are juniors or seniors who have completed at least 16 credits in biology with at least a 3.25 grade point average and a 3.0 overall GPA. Associate members are sophomores and juniors who have completed fewer than 16 biology credits with at least a 3.25 grade point average and a 3.0 overall GPA. Beta Beta Beta was founded in 1922 at Oklahoma City University by Dr. Frank G. Brooks and his students. The idea of an honor society and professional society for biology students spread and by 1925 the society became a national organization. The Theta Delta Chapter was installed at Wilkes in 2001.
Wilkes University awarded 369 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees when it held its winter commencement ceremony on Sunday, January 21. The event occurred at 1 p.m. in the Henry Gymnasium of the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, 274 South Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre.
Wilkes University senior Kaitlynne Young of Hawley, Pa., was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during a Dec. 4 ceremony. The commissioning ceremony was held in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center. Young, who will graduate in January with a degree in accounting, earned her commission through the University's Air Force ROTC Detachment. After graduation, she will be stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, and will serve as an Air Force Intelligence Officer.
Undergraduate and graduate students in Wilkes University's Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership presented their research at the inaugural Sidhu Research Day on Dec. 1. The event - a first for the Sidhu School - celebrates academic achievement and mentorship.
The students elected to the Executive Board of Wilkes University's Student Government are are asked to represent the entire student body, acting as a liaison between the students and administration. They plan and coordinate activities on campus, and promote fellowship, scholarship, and the name of Wilkes University.
Wilkes University Student Pharmacist Taylor Hodle Attends Primary Care Progress Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit Aug. 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Wilkes University student pharmacist Taylor Hodle of Dallas, Pa., was selected to attend the Primary Care Progress annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit Aug. 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Wilkes University's Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Earns Top Performing Chapter Award
Wilkes University's Delta Omicron chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity was named a Top Performing Chapter for the 2016-2017 school year at the 58 Grand Council Convention held from Aug. 1-5 in Naples, Fla. Out of 110 collegiate chapters, Delta Omicron was one of 36 chapters to receive the award. Delta Omicron earned 93 percent of the points possible on measures such as community service and organization involvement.
Wilkes University Senior Vice President and Provost Anne Skleder announced the Dean's List for the Spring 2017 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.
Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy announced residency placements for students receiving the doctor of pharmacy degree in May 2017. Wilkes continued to match pharmacy students seeking residency training at a rate above the national average. Nationally, there were 3,497 residency positions offered and 5,160 applicants. Sixty-eight percent of those who applied for residencies were matched with a program.
Student pharmacists Ashley Robold and Terra Landis of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University were finalists in the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's (PPA) 2017 "Know Pain Know Gain" Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition, which took place during PPA's mid-year conference on Jan. 28 in Lancaster, Pa. Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,300 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Students Attended Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Legislative Day
Students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy attended Pennsylvania Pharmacy Day at the capitol in Harrisburg on April 19.
Four Wilkes University Honor Society students recently had an opportunity to visit Hanoi, Vietnam, to learn about making positive transformations in small communities. The students attended the University Scholars Leadership Symposium, an international conference intended to raise global awareness of disenfranchised communities.
Seven Wilkes University students were inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, in a ceremony on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Phi Alpha Theta students must have at least 12 semester hours of history, a 3.1 grade point average and a 3.0 overall grade point average.