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Wilkes provost Dr. Anne Skleder to depart in July

April 16, 2019

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President Patrick Leahy’s office announced that Dr. Anne Skleder has been named the next President of Brenau University. Skleder will be the university’s 10th president as well as its first female president. She will  le...

Beacon Briefs: The upcoming happenings on campus

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

April 16, 2019

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Comedians on Campus Wilkes University Programming Board is excited to announce a special event happening on campus on April 25. Three renowned comedians who have starred in the hit MTV series, Wild‘n’Out: Chico Bean, D.C. Young ...

Student Government notes: April 10 weekly meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

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Student Government’s April 10 meeting welcomed the new presidents of Student Government and the Mega Council, as they conducted their first orders of business. This week had nominations for the Executive Council as well. T...

Sordoni Art Gallery holds curator lecture and reception

Cabrini Rudnicki, Co-News Editor

April 16, 2019

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The Sordoni Art Gallery recently held its curator’s lecture and exhibition reception. On April 11, exhibit curator Dr. Andrew Saluti held a lecture titled “Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga & Beyond: The Art of Japanese Woodcut.” ...

Dr. Phillip G. Simon: associate professor of Performing Arts

Sammi Verespy, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

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Dr. Phillip Simon, associate professor of Performing Arts is retiring after teaching for 16 years. He will not be leaving campus fully though, as he plans to stay and teach a few classes as an adjunct next year. Simon became ...

Dr. Diane E. Wenger: professor, chair of Global Cultures

Parker Dorsey, Asst. Opinion Editor

April 16, 2019

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Dr. Diane Wenger has announced her retirement at the conclusion of the spring semester after working at Wilkes University for 16 years. She has been the department chair of the Division of Global Cultures for the past five yea...

Students prepare for finals week with academic success workshop

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

April 16, 2019

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Jessica Buickus, a learning specialist from Conyngham Hall, spoke to students on April 8, about the rights and wrongs when preparing for finals at the end of the semester. Buickus broke down her advice for students into multiple sect...

Local universities participate in Victims Resource Center Rally and Walk

Maddie Davis, Co-News Editor

April 16, 2019

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On Friday, local colleges partnered up with Wilkes-Barre’s Victims Resource Center to host their annual Victims Resource Rally and Walk. Wilkes University, King’s College,  Misericordia University and Luzerne County Commun...

Rosenn Lecture features attorney, activist Bryan Stevenson

Maddie Davis, Co-News Editor

April 16, 2019

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On Sunday, Wilkes University welcomed Bryan Stevenson for the 38th annual Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities. The Max Rosenn Lecture dates back to 1982 when the university first held Anthony Lewis, a columnist from the ...

Generation Rx holds second annual opioid awareness walk

Sammi Verespy, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

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Generation Rx put on the second annual opioid awareness walk this past Thursday. This walk is one that many Wilkes students attended, and many donated to support the Wilkes-Barre area fire department and their naloxone treatment...

Panamanian exchange MEDUCA 10 students visit area schools

Cabrini Rudnicki, Co-News Editor

April 9, 2019

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International Engagement’s MEDUCA 10 students recently visited local schools for teaching training. The students have had in total eight school visits, including Kistler, Heights Murray, GAR, and Graham Academy. At these...

Title IX office holds second annual Red Flag Campaign

Maddie Davis, Co-News Editor

April 9, 2019

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April 1 marked the start of Wilkes University’s Red Flag Campaign as well as sexual assault awareness month. The Title IX office marked the start of the campaign by hanging posters in all of the campus’ buildings and by...

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