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Friends and family remember deceased public safety worker

Kat Dodson, Staff Writer

November 15, 2011

On Monday, Oct. 24, Wilkes Public Safety staff member Marybeth Patterson died of cancer at the age of 51. Although her passing has caused them grief, those who knew Marybeth take joy in remembering her as she was—a beloved family...

Twelve Wilkes faculty and staff awarded at conference

Kat Dodson, Staff Writer

November 15, 2011

This September, twelve Wilkes University faculty and staff members were recognized for their achievements as advisers and educators by the Teaching Recognition & Effectiveness Committee.  Four award-winners were available...

Pennsylvania Health Care Access Network supports two new campaigns

Amanda Leonard, News Editor

November 8, 2011

Not too long ago, college-aged students went without health insurance and didn’t think twice. It may have been that they  could not afford it, they was no longer part of their parent’s plan or merely felt that they simply...

Disappointing turnout reveals problems at IT meeting

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

November 8, 2011

This semester, Wilkes University’s Information Technology Services staff has been plagued by unexpected power outages, network failure and defective equipment. However, the biggest obstacle ITS faces may be its need to improve...

Resident life searches for involved students to become RAs

Todd Oravic, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

Residence life fliers, posted all around the Wilkes campus, indicate that students will have the opportunity to “take a step in the right direction” and become a resident assistant for students living on campus. An information...

Family Day welcomes parents to campus for the day

Ian Foley, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

When was the last time you had a chance to reunite with your family and show them around campus? Student Affairs gave students a chance to do just that.Wilkes University held its annual Family Day on Saturday, Nov. 5. “It’s...

International Night gives Wilkes a taste of culture

Kat Dodson, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

“I came to this school very excited but not sure that I was going to find that Ghanaian culture or find any Ghanaians here,” freshman biology major Adoma Yeboah said. “So when I found out about the West African Cultural...

Connect the Dots event brings alumni to reconnect students

Abbey Haldeman, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

For the past five years the office of alumni relations, student alumni association and the career service office have worked together to put together the “Connect the Dots” event.  The event allows for student alumni networking. Coordinators...

Women’s studies program aims to understand inequality between genders

Amanda Leonard, News Editor

November 4, 2011

Though it may seem untrue, sexism and inequality still exists and is portrayed covertly or overtly in the media. Today's society is heavily influenced by such media, as well as advertisements. Wilkes’ women’s studies program...

Wilkes students and faculty weigh in on Wall Street protests

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2011

Its focal point may be in New York City, but the Occupy Wall Street movement, which protests against corporate greed and social and economic inequality, has quickly spread beyond the Big Apple. Not only have sister “Occupy”...

Wilkes implements Pennsylvania’s first water database

Lyndsie Yamrus, Staff Writer

November 1, 2011

The Center for Environmental Quality at Wilkes University has established Northeastern Pennsylvania’s first water quality database. Wilkes University, who works with the Encana natural gas company of North America, has developed...

New chemical hygiene officer position ensures safety

Lyndsie Yamrus, Staff Writer

October 25, 2011

A new position was recently created and filled aiming at the safe handling of dangerous materials. Late last August, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Reynold Verret and University Safety Officer James Lennox appointed Maria...

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