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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, ...
Six Wilkes University students gave a presentation at the Third International Problem-Based Learning Symposium in Singapore on March 8. The Wilkes team presented Fostering Global Connections: An American University's Student Teaching Program in Malaysia, a presentation focusing on the recently formed link between the Teacher Education Program at Wilkes and Sri Utama International Schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The students completed part of their student teaching placements in Malaysia this spring, and they were accompanied at the conference by their student teaching supervisor, Gina Zanolini Morrison, associate professor of education. Among the six students were:
Wilkes University students were inducted into the Delta Mu Delta Business Administration Honor Society at the annual induction ceremony dinner on March 21. The keynote speaker was Mr. Chuck Cohen, president of Benco Dental Company and member of Wilkes University's Board of Trustees.
Nineteen students were inducted the National Education Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi at a March 20 ceremony. Members of the Wilkes University Undergraduate Education Department participated in the Spring Induction Ceremony celebrating the Phi Phi Chapter inductees of the National Education Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi (KDP). The 19 inductees were chosen because of their outstanding character, service to Wilkes University and the larger community, a high grade point average, and a desire to enter the teaching profession as competent, caring, and ethical educators. In the presence of their family and friends, they pledged to uphold the three ideals of KDP: fidelity to humanity, science, and toil in these words. The pledge of Kappa Delta Pi reads, "To teach that our words inspire a will to learn, to serve that each day may enhance the growth of exploring minds, and to live to guide young and old to know the truth and love the right." Jamie Barlow is the Wilkes Chapter president, and Julie Keefer is the outgoing president. Other officers in the honor society are Amanda Coombs and Amanda Fasciana. Dr. Robert S. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Education at Wilkes University is the Kappa Delta Pi counselor and also a member of KDP. The following local students were inducted:
The Wilkes University Theatre production of Amadeus, showing April 12-15, will feature the following students:
The following students have been featured in productions at Wilkes University during the 2011-2012 theatre season:
Six senior education majors from Wilkes University are teaching abroad in a new exchange program at the Sri Utama International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The participating students' areas of specialization vary from secondary English and history to elementary and special education. They will spend seven weeks student teaching under the guidance of Gina Morrison, associate professor of education at Wilkes, giving them a first-hand opportunity to experience cultural diversity. Some of the participating students are:
Wilkes University Provost Reynold Verret announces the Dean's List for the Fall 2011 Semester. The university extends its congratulations to the following students:
Wilkes University congratulates more than 300 students who completed their degrees, graduating in December 2011. A list of graduates from your area follows.
Eight Wilkes University students were named 2011 Sidhu Scholar by the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University. Sidhu Scholars are selected by faculty and staff out of the top students in each class year. The scholars are funded by the Outstanding Leaders Scholarship Program, created to help identify and educate the leaders of tomorrow. All Sidhu Scholars receive a $2500 scholarship, leadership training, an international trip, a yearly field trip, dinner at the dean's house, and a yearly banquet. This year's recipients were also privileged to meet Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman, keynote speaker for Wilkes University's Outstanding Leadership Forum on Nov. 16, 2011.
Seventy-five students from 11 universities participated in the 35th annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Computer Programming Contest held at Wilkes University on Nov. 5, 2011.
Wilkes University hosted its 11th annual induction ceremony for the Thelta Delta Chapter of the Beta Beta Beta biological honor society on Sunday, Nov. 5. Fourteen full members and 14 associate members were inducted.
Sixteen students from Wilkes University's chemistry, biochemistry, and pharmacy programs were selected to have lunch with renowned scientist Paul Wender, Wilkes University class of 1969. Wender, of the department of chemistry and the department of chemical and systems biology at Stanford University, gave the inaugural Catherine H. Bone Lecture at Wilkes on Oct. 27. He spoke on "Molecular Frontiers and Future Transformative Therapies for AIDS, Alzheimer's, and Resistant Cancer."
Students were recognized for their photo submissions in the Colonels Abroad Photo Contest at Wilkes University. The contest featured 60 photos taken by students and faculty that highlighted their study abroad experiences in Costa Rica, Africa, Spain, France, Wales, Italy, England and more. The photos were displayed in the Colonels Abroad Extravaganza Exhibit at Wilkes University on Oct. 11, 2011.
Eight Wilkes University education majors are completing student teaching assignments for the fall 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.
Area students are assisting Wilkes University associate professor of biology Lisa Kadlec with her research this summer.
Aleona Chinikaylo of Dallas, Pa., Assists Wilkes University Professor Linda Gutierrez With Summer Research
Area students are assisting Wilkes University assistant professor of biology Linda Gutierrez with her research this summer.
A team of four Wilkes University pharmacy students joined Bernard Graham, dean of Wilkes' Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing, and over fifty health care professionals from the United States and Canada to aid the Glens Falls Medical Mission Foundation on a trip to Nueva Santa Rosa, Guatemala, from April 28 to May 7. The students worked as pharmacy technicians and translators, helping physicians choose appropriate drug therapy for their patients, negotiating with local pharmacies for special medication, and providing basic medical care for needy villagers. The team also visited an orphanage for young girls where they donated toys and clothing. Team members from Wilkes University include:
A Wilkes University team of three students, one staff and one faculty member traveled to Jinotega, Nicaragua to work with Orphanage Outreach from May 21-28. The team taught colors, shapes, and numbers to underprivileged preschool children in the mornings and spent their afternoons teaching English at a local elementary school. The team learned about the Nicaraguan culture by visiting a Women's Cooperative, touring a coffee farm, and walking through the impoverished areas around Jinotega. They were introduced to a community leader who talked with them about the particular need for education and sports outlets in their country, to keep children out of gangs and away from drugs. The Wilkes University team members include:
Five individuals were recognized with awards at Wilkes University's 2011 Multicultural Awards ceremony. Presented by the Office of Diversity Affairs, the awards recognize students, faculty and staff for their contributions to support and broaden diversity on the Wilkes campus.
Twelve Wilkes University doctor of pharmacy graduates will represent Wilkes across the country in post-graduate residency training. Only a select number of graduates are awarded a residency or other post-graduate position, adding to the honor and value of the opportunity. Wilkes pharmacy graduates who received residency opportunities include:
More than 800 undergraduate and graduate students received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at Wilkes University's 64th annual spring commencement on Saturday, May 21 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. Attorney Robert Listenbee, advocate for the rights and interests of children in the juvenile justice system, delivered the keynote address. A list of graduates from your area includes:
Eleven Wilkes University students from assistant English professor Marcia Farrell's class, English 397/497 E: Salman Rushdie and his Contemporaries, met with internationally acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie for dinner and discussion prior to his lecture at Wilkes on April 19. Students who met Rushdie include:
Fifteen Wilkes University nursing students were inducted into the Zeta Psi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Students from your area include:
Seven Wilkes University students were selected to present their communication studies research papers at the Eastern Communication Association Convention in Arlington, Va., on April 15-16, 2011. The students who attended the convention were accompanied by Mark Stine, a Wilkes University associate professor of communication studies. Participants from your area include:
Six psychology students were inducted into the Wilkes University chapter of Psi Chi International Honor Society at a recent ceremony. The 26th annual ceremony was held in conjunction with King's College and Misericordia University. Wilkes inductees from your area include: