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Students react to new vegan restaurant opening near campus

Maddie Davis and Sammi Verespy

March 26, 2019

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It was announced this past week that a new vegan restaurant will be opening below the new student apartments on 134 South Main Street on the south side of campus. Eden Vegan Cafe, will open its second location in Wilkes-Barre,...

UN Lecture Series features UN Rep. Dawda Jobarteh

Michelle Grossbauer, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

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The United Nations Lecture series was brought to Wilkes University this past Tuesday with another lecture being offered next week. This series is partnered with the Humpty Dumpty Institute’s Higher Education Alliance for the...

Barron’s education program comes to the Sidhu School of Business

Sammi Verespy, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

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Barron’s is a weekly newspaper and online news site published by Dow Jones & Co.  This weekly editorial focuses on financial news and market developments. The access to this program has been made possible through a scholarship...

New online masters of business administration program to be offered

Cabrini Rudnicki, Co-News Editor

March 26, 2019

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A new opportunity for education has been announced at Wilkes University. The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership has announced a new online master of business administration program. Prospective students have...

Office of Diversity Initiatives hosts Amy Kuiken’s accent lecture

Maddie Davis, Co-News Editor

March 26, 2019

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On Wednesday, the Office of Global Diversity Initiatives hosted Amy Kuiken for her talk titled “Beyond My Accent.” For the talk, Kuiken focused on the dialectics and different accents within all languages. Kuiken is...

English Dept. hosts award-winning author Carmen Maria Machado

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

March 26, 2019

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As part of the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series, the Wilkes English Department recently hosted award-winning author Carmen Maria Machado. Machado’s short story collection titled Her Body and Other Parties...

Beacon Briefs: The upcoming happenings on campus

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

March 26, 2019

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Don’t Miss the MSC Talent Show The Multicultural Student Coalition will hold a talent show at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in the Henry Student Center Ballroom. Students can sign up by fillinging out the Google forms ...

Student Government notes: March 20 weekly meeting

Sara Ross, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

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This week’s Student Government meeting was the longest so far this semester and, it was full of first and second week fund requests, and a visit from Dr. Anne Skleder and Dr. Paul Adams. Skleder and Adams came in to discuss...

PA Harm Reduction Coalition hosts policy change forum

Maddie Davis, Co-News Editor

March 19, 2019

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The opioid epidemic has become a more recent issue in light of the media not only around the United States but in many local areas in Pennsylvania including Luzerne County. To educate and promote advocacy among the Wilkes University a...

Mark Engineering Center awarded Diamond Award

Michelle Grossbauer, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

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The Mark Engineering Center in Stark Learning Center was created to give engineering students the necessary tools to compete with industry demands. This center was awarded the 2019 Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence las...

Student Government hold semi-annual Casino Week

Cabrini Rudnicki, Co-News Editor

March 19, 2019

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Students had the chance to win some exciting prizes at this semester’s Casino Week. The event, hosted every semester by Student Government, was a week long faux gambling themed week. The events included Texas Hold-Em on Tu...

Political science professor announces retirement after 28 years

Parker Dorsey, Asst. Opinion Editor

March 19, 2019

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Dr. Thomas Baldino has announced his retirement at the conclusion of the spring semester after working at Wilkes University for 28 years. Baldino originally wanted to major in history and be a high school history teacher. One of his high school teacher...

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