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Students to be moved into 77 West by October

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

September 10, 2019

On August 7, Residence Life informed 16 students that the housing they had intended to live in was not prepared for students to reside in for the beginning of the fall semester. Those students are temporarily being housed in Ro...

Student Government notes: Sept. 4 weekly meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

On Sept. 4, Student Government had its second meeting and started with a discussion about the updates to Henry’s Dining Hall. Members discussed how they appreciated the new improvements made to Henry’s Dining Hall, as there...

Beacon Briefs: Upcoming happenings on and around campus

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

September 10, 2019

Join the Out of the Darkness, for a Walk to Fight Suicide On Sept. 15 at Kirby Park, Out of the Darkness Greater is hosting a Walk to Fight Suicide. Those interested have the option of either being a walker or a volunteer for th...

What we know about the likelihood of the Area 51 raid

Parker Dorsey, News Editor

September 10, 2019

“Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” is a Facebook event currently planned for Sept. 20 at Area 51, a United States Air Force testing facility in Nevada, to raid the site in search for extraterrestrial life. The e...

CDE Exotics moves to new location on South Main Street

Parker Dorsey, News Editor

September 10, 2019

CDE Exotics is an exotic pet store in Wilkes-Barre. Formerly located in Hanover Township, CDE Exotics is relocating to a new location on South Main Street right next to Wilkes campus. Cameron English, the owner, has spent the pa...

Profile of a professor: Dr. Leesa Levy, visiting music

Maddie Davis, Managing Editor

September 10, 2019

Dr. Leesa Levy is one of the 16 new faculty members to join Wilkes University for the 2019- 2020 academic year. Levy is a visiting professor of music in the department of the performing arts. At the university, Levy is in c...

First-year students discuss choosing Wilkes University

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

September 10, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year marks the 87th academic year at Wilkes University, and with it comes the brand new class of first-year students. The Class of 2023 and Class of 2025 have roughly 570 new students that come from 20 sta...

Profile of a Professor: Dr. Frances Turner, marketing

Emily Cherkauskas, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Dr. Frances Turner, has joined the Wilkes University faculty team as an assistant professor in marketing in the Sidhu School of Business. This semester, Turner will teach sales management and the market research and analysis co...

University reveals new athletics logo

Cabrini Rudnicki, Editor-in-Chief

August 30, 2019

Wilkes University revealed its new logo for athletics at an event held outside of Weckesser Hall on August 29. Communications Studies professor Kristen Rock emceed the event, which also featured the Marching Colonels drum ...

Student Government notes: August 28 Weekly Meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

August 29, 2019

Student Government kicked off its first meeting of the semester on August 28 with a visit from Interim University President, Paul Adams, along with their first orders of business for the new school year.  Adams, and advisors ...

The Founder’s Gala: Eugene Roth, Esq. ‘57 awarded President’s Medal

Parker Dorsey, News Editor

August 19, 2019

Wilkes University’s sixth annual Founders Gala was held on June 1 at Wilkes-Barre’s Westmoreland Club. The event honors not only some university students, but also distributes the highly coveted President’s Medal to a deser...

Public Safety prepares personnel for active attack situation

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

August 19, 2019

The Department of Public Safety at Wilkes University hosted Active Attack Integrated Response training earlier this summer to prepare emergency personnel for active attack situations. The training was held on campus in the Stark...

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