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Profile of a Professor: Dr. Dwight Camillucci, theater arts

Emily Cherkauskas, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Dwight Camillucci has joined the Wilkes University faculty as an assistant professor of theater. Camillucci was born in the Bay Area of California and spent his time growing up in Kalispell, Montana. The art of theater has been...

Homecoming weekend filled with activities

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

October 8, 2019

Oct. 4 through 6 marked Wilkes University’s homecoming weekend. This year’s homecoming was filled with events for both current students and alumni with some of the biggest events being the homecoming dance and the football game. ...

Biology professor, students study the early development of fruit flies

Jacob Roberts, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

A Wilkes University research team, led by Dr. Lisa Kadlec, associate professor of biology, is studying fruit flies in order to better understand the early development of many different organisms including humans. The team ha...

Local historical mining photos discussed at art lecture

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

October 8, 2019

On Oct. 2, Dr. Aimee Newell, the Executive Director of the Luzerne County Historical Society, spoke at the Sordoni Art Gallery. Newell’s lecture, titled “Mining our History: What We Can Learn from Photos of the Past,” fo...

Beacon Briefs: The upcoming happenings on campus

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

October 8, 2019

Partake in the Diversity and Inclusion Conference The third annual Diversity and Inclusion conference will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference will take place on the second floor of the Henry...

Student Government notes: Oct. 2 weekly meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

On Oct. 2, Student Government’s meeting consisted of first and second-week presentations, along with further Operations and class reports. New business included a club fund request from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). ...

Wilkes AFROTC wins first place in recruitment video contest

Parker Dorsey, News Editor

October 8, 2019

The Wilkes Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 752 was recently awarded a first place award on July 15 for its video submission for the “I AM ROTC: 2019 Cadet Recruiting Contest.” The AFROTC headqu...

George Lakey holds lecture on polarization

Parker Dorsey, News Editor

October 8, 2019

Activist George Lakey visited Wilkes University on Oct. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Breiseth Hall. He discussed his experience with long-term social movement campaigns and social justice. Lakey is a sociologist and an academic who h...

Student Government Notes: Sept. 25 weekly meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

On Sept. 25, Student Government’s meeting featured first week presentations, open discussion questions and nominations for Member and Club of the Month. President of the It’s On Us Club, Lindsey Becker, held a discussion about the fo...

Beacon Briefs: Upcoming happenings on and around campus

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

October 3, 2019

Join Activist George Lakey for How We Win George Lakey, activist with 60+ years of years working with unions, comes to Wilkes University on Oct. 4 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join Lakey in Breiseth Hall room 106 as he discusses h...

Profile of a Professor: Dr. Benjamin Toll, political science

Maddy Yeager, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Dr. Benjamin Toll has recently become a member of the Wilkes faculty as an assistant professor of political science. Toll is responsible for teaching four courses a semester. They consist of two introductory courses to American...

Wilkes University graduate student awarded career development grant

Emily Cherkauskas, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Wilkes University graduate student Yosara Gonzalez has been awarded the career development grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The grant provides funding to women who hold bachelor’s degrees and ...

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