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, ... (see more)
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, ...
Ten juniors from Hamburg Area High School competed at Wilkes University's 2011 Engineering Olympics. The team was lead by teacher Gerald F. Weiss, Jr. Students from the team included:
Ten juniors from Pittston Area High School competed at Wilkes University's 2011 Engineering Olympics. The team was lead by teacher Thomas Joyce. Students from the team included:
Ten juniors from Forest City Regional High School competed at Wilkes University's 2011 Engineering Olympics. The team was lead by teacher Jeffrey Earle. Students from the team included:
Ten juniors from Susquehanna Community High School competed at Wilkes University's 2011 Engineering Olympics. The team was lead by physics teacher John Salinkas.
A team of ten juniors from Crestwood High School won first place and $40,000 in tuition at Wilkes University's 2011 Engineering Olympics. The students were led by teacher Anthony Morris. Students from the placing team are:
A team of ten juniors from La Salle College High School won third place at Wilkes University's 2011 Engineering Olympics. The students were led by teachers Dan Cipolla and Kelly Minton. Students from the placing team are:
Area students are featured in Wilkes University's spring theatre production, A Midsummer Night's Dream, April 7-10. The soon-to-be-wed Theseus, Duke of Athens, gives Hermia four days to decide between marrying Demetrius, going to a nunnery, or going to her death. It is then up to Hermia's true love, Lysander, to concoct a plan of escape. When the lovers are unwittingly followed by Demetrius, who is in turn followed by his spurned lover Helena, the four quickly become pieces in a hilarious and confusing love game orchestrated by Oberon, King of the Fairies, and his sidekick, Puck. Then a troupe of would-be thespians stumble their way into the mix and Oberon seizes the opportunity to teach his Fairy Queen, Titania, a lesson in love too. Set in India in 1923, Wilkes University's production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is an exotic and whimsical tale of lovers, fairies, and dreamers, and the magical night on which they all collide.
A team of ten juniors from E.L. Meyers High School won second place at Wilkes University's 2011 Engineering Olympics. The students were led by teacher Rob Osmanski. Students from the placing team are:
Fifty-two Wilkes University students were inducted into the Delta Mu Delta Business Administration Honor Society at the annual induction ceremony dinner on March 16. The keynote speaker was Jay S. Sidhu, chairman and CEO of Customers Bank and Sidhu Advisors, LLC.
More than 20 Wilkes University students, faculty, and staff participated in the 19th annual Alternative Spring Break, a program created so students can spend their spring break performing community service to help people in this country and around the world. Four trips were planned for the 2011 Alternative Spring Break, including Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Kentucky, and New Orleans.
Thirty-six Wilkes University education majors are completing student teaching assignments for the spring 2011 semester. These student teachers are working in high schools and elementary schools in districts throughout northeast Pennsylvania. Their areas of specialization range from secondary English and history to early childhood and special education.
A team of four Wilkes University senior nursing students and assistant professor of nursing Wanda Ruppert accepted a check from the Zeta Psi organization who raised money to fund their medical trip to Burkina Faso and Kaya, Africa, from Jan. 14 through Jan. 22. Ruppert, Mary Kate Brady, Jasmine M. King, Kristin J. Parachin, and Jeanne Wood will travel with an interdisciplinary medical-surgical team to provide nursing care and health care education to people in need.
More than 80 Wilkes University students are completing internships for the spring 2011 semester.
Wilkes University Provost Reynold Verret announces the Dean's List for the Fall 2010 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 GPA and carry at least 12 credits. The university extends its congratulations to the following students:
Wilkes University's Sidhu School of Business and Leadership and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants(PICPA) hosted the 57th Annual Tax Clinic on Nov. 19, 2010, to keep professionals informed of recent developments in tax structure. Proceeds from the clinic benefit a scholarship fund established by the Northeastern Chapter of PICPA, awarding partial scholarships to accounting students entering their senior year. This year the scholarships were awarded to students from Wilkes University, University of Scranton, and Bloomsburg University, in recognition of high academic achievement in the study of accounting.
A team of Wilkes University pharmacy students won the first ever state-wide Achieving Independence competition at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association 2010 annual meeting. Members of the team include:
Area students will be featured in Wilkes University's fall musical theatre production, Adding Machine, A Musical, Nov. 12-14, 19-21. A comedy with an edge, this atypical musical is not afraid to smile at the darker side of life and death. It is the story of Mr. Zero, a man with a nagging wife, a would-be lover, and a tolerable job crunching numbers until one fateful day when he learns he will be replaced...by a machine. Mr. Zero plunges further than he thought his rock-bottom life would allow, eventually winding up in afterlife, which is really no better than his old life at all.
Twenty-two Wilkes University students are completing internships for the fall 2010 semester.
This summer five Wilkes University students presented their scientific research at the American and Canadian Societies of Plant Biologists meeting in Montreal, Canada. The students were accompanied by Dr. William Terzaghi, a Wilkes University professor of biology. The society's annual meeting is attended by nearly 2,000 scientists from around the world. The students presented two posters describing their research work. The participating students were: James Bird, a biology major from Scranton, Pa. Nisarg Joshi, a biology major with minors in neuroscience and chemistry from Orefield, Pa. Thomas Mike, a biology major from Shavertown, Pa. Michelle Wakeley, a biology major from Endicott, N.Y. Lorinette Williams, a pre-med biology major from Swiftwater, Pa. The first poster, presented by Bird and Mike, was on antisense transcripts of light-regulated genes in rice. The second, presented by Joshi, Wakeley, and Williams, dealt with hybrid vigor in rice as it relates to the parent genes. The information was offered in a special session for undergraduates and also in two general sessions for all scientists. Following the meeting, the students stayed an extra day to visit Montreal.
Area students were featured in Wilkes University's fall theatre production, One Acts at Wilkes, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3. One Acts at Wilkes featured three one-act plays by three famous playwrights, including The Creation of the World and Other Business by Arthur Miller, No Skronking by Shel Silverstein, and The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder.
Wilkes University is sending out 18 new student teachers for the fall 2010 semester. These student teachers will be working in high schools and elementary schools in more than 10 districts. Their areas of expertise range from secondary English and history to early childhood and special education.
Wilkes University held its summer commencement ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 12, in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. The University awarded over 500 degrees and about 100 undergraduate and graduate students attended the ceremony. Wilkes also awarded its first ever doctor of education degree. A list of graduates from your area follows.
The Wilkes University Students in Free Enterprise team attended the SIFE USA National Exposition in Minneapolis, Minn., May 11 - 13. The team was awarded 2nd Runner-Up out of 169 teams representing more than 4,000 students, placing them in the top 10 percent of SIFE USA teams. Students participating on the SIFE team include:
Seven Wilkes University Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps graduates were awarded their second lieutenant commissions at a commissioning ceremony held before commencement in May. Graduates from your area include:
Wilkes University Provost Reynold Verret announces the Dean's List for the Spring 2010 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 GPA and carry at least 12 credits. The university extends its congratulations to the following students:
Area Residents Graduate from Wilkes University and Discovery Education's Master's Degree Program in Instructional Media
Several students graduated on May 22 from the innovative online master's degree program in instructional media offered by Wilkes University and Discovery Education. Students from your area include:
Seventy students received the doctor of pharmacy degree in ceremonies on May 22 at Wilkes University. The pharmacists also were honored at Wilkes University's Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing's professional hooding ceremony on Friday, May 21 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. A list of graduates from your area follows.