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Islamic Interest Society concerned over prayer room move

Todd Oravic, Staff Writer

October 25, 2011

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The Islamic Interest Society (IIS), part of Wilkes University’s Campus Interfaith, has expressed concern following the move of their designated prayer room from the library basement to the Savitz Lounge in the Henry Student...

Internship fair to bring 40 different companies to campus

Quyen Nguyen, Correspondent

October 11, 2011

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Opportunities are available for students to discover internship possibilities at the Wilkes University internship fair. The two hour internship fair will take place at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20 in the ballroom of the Student Union Building....

Check-out time for Sterling Hotel

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

October 11, 2011

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The fate of Wilkes-Barre's Sterling Hotel seems to have been sealed once and for all by a recent controversial announcement. The 113-year-old Sterling was officially condemned late last month by Michael Simonson, Wilkes-Barre’s...

Wilkes forced to raise food service prices due to economy

Amanda Leonard, News Editor

October 8, 2011

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Wilkes’ food services have been hit hard with the depleting economy, just like any other business. Eating establishments on campus, such as Rifkin Café, have seen a price increase on some of its menu options. However, Wilkes...

Casino Week to be a spinning image of last year’s event

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2011

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The budget for the fall semester Casino Week was presented at the Oct. 5 Student Government meeting with many of the same expenses from last year’s event. The event is scheduled for Nov. 1 to Nov. 4 in the Student Union Building,...

Student Government approves money for Guitar Hero fundraising event

Todd Oravic, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2011

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Student Government passed a motion at the Sept. 28 meeting to donate $400 to a Guitar Hero event hosted by a Relay for Life team that aims to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Aaron Nikles, senior mechanical engineering...

Ten Wilkes faculty awarded tenure this August

Kat Dodson, Staff Writer

October 4, 2011

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This August, 10 faculty members earned a permanent home in the Wilkes family after completing the tenure process which, though long and tedious, provides multiple benefits for both the faculty receiving it and the broader university...

Summer commencement canceled due to flood

Abbey Haldeman, Staff Writer

October 4, 2011

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Not only did the recent flooding cause trauma to homeowners Northeastern Pennsylvania, but it also put a stop to the summer commencement ceremonies scheduled to occur on Sept. 11 at Wilkes University. The summer commencement...

Wilkes experiences power outages and Internet challenges

Alyssa Stencavage, Correspondent

October 4, 2011

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Wilkes University has recently encountered several power outages and network challenges on campus. There have been numerous e-mails from the ITS dpeartment stating that there is a power outage in one building and Internet failure...

UNDEF Executive Head Roland Rich presents lecture on democratization

Bill Thomas, Staff Writer

October 4, 2011

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A radio station in Liberia run exclusively by women. A youth parliament in Lebanon giving teenagers a chance to better understand their government. A support network in Somalia for repressed journalists. These are just a few...

New science building set to open spring 2013

Amanda Leonard, News Editor

September 26, 2011

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The new science building, which will be the new home for biology, chemistry, environmental earth science, as well as innovative learning environments, has an anticipated completion time of Spring 2013. The 70,000 square-foot...

Wilkes opens branch in the Poconos, to offer three programs

Amanda Leonard, News Editor

September 26, 2011

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Wilkes University’s Poconos branch will officially open next semester with three programs. Students in the Pocono branch’s master of business administration program began classes this fall. The new 2,800 square foot Pocono...

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