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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...

President Gilmour enters his final year at Wilkes

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2011

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Gilmour expresses his final goals and expectations for his predecessor, who will replace him in June 2012 Joseph (Tim) Gilmour is not planning on having an easy eleventh and final year at Wilkes University. Before he retires...

Wilkes’ outstanding leaders program brings Pulitzer Prize winning-journalist to area

Todd Oravic, Assistant News Editor

September 26, 2011

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Three-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman will deliver a lecture at  7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. Friedman, an author and Foreign Affairs columnist for The New York...

Wilkes presidential search identifies ideal candidate traits

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

September 19, 2011

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The search to find a replacement for President Joseph (Tim) Gilmour next year has begun with an accumulation of traits important for the next president. Steve Leo, search consultant from Storbeck/Pimental & Associates, is...

Institute tackles problems of future energy sources

Lyndsie Yamrus, Staff Writer

September 18, 2011

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Almost a year after a $1 million grant was awarded to the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER), an organization Wilkes is involved in, the university has made great strides in researching and informing the public...

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