Beacon Briefs

Sarah Bedford, Assistant News Editor

Students get break in SD Tuesdays

Student Development hosts “Student Development Tuesdays” to give students a chance to take a small break from classes and unwind with their peers.

“As an undergraduate student, I was very involved with programming board and helped install Thursday night events,” said Jessica Short, a Student Development graduate assistant. “We saw the benefits of series, consistent programming and wanted to give students more.”

“SD Tuesdays” is held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Henry Student Center lounge. The specific event that takes place differs every week based on student interest and other events taking place on campus.

“Student Development picks an activity from the suggestion box located on the student information desk in the SUB and runs the event for students to have fun,” said Samantha Earley, an active member of Student Development.

“We provide a variety of experiences for students to take part in,” Short said. “Quite a few of our events have involved getting to know the campus and university staff better, which has been surprisingly beneficial for students in any year.”

This past week, Student Development hosted “Wilkes Pride Day.” It was an afternoon that allowed Wilkes students to show their school spirit and get pumped up about the basketball game that was taking place that evening against King’s College. Some students had created posters to take to the game while others painted Wilkes’ colors on windows in the SUB.

“Wilkes Pride Day is a day to celebrate colonel pride,” Earley said. “There are activities to show your support for the Wilkes versus King’s game.”

The next SD Tuesday event is scheduled for March 11 and is being called “Student Choice Day.” The details of the event will be a surprise, so keep eyes and ears out for further information.

Amanda Kornak, Correspondent

Lecture discusses ‘Future Trends’

The Allan P. Kirby Lecture Series will present a lecture on the topic of trends in the future at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. “Why Future Trends will Demand Unlearning” will feature Jack Uldrich, a renowned global futurist and the author of 11 books.

Free chlamydia, gonorrhea testing

The Health and Wellness Services invite students to free chlamydia and gonorrhea testing from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb 25 in Passan Hall. The tests are provided by Caring Communities. For questions, call 570 408- 4730. Other dates in the semester are March 24 and April 24.

Wilkes student video contest

Students can enter to make a creative video about some aspect of Wilkes University. The entries are judged and the two best overall video essays will win cash prizes of $500 for 1st place and $250 for 2nd place. Winning videos will be placed on Wilkes University’s YouTube page and be promoted to incoming students. An optional question and answer session will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 in UCOM, room 229. The Intent to Compete form must be submitted by Feb. 28. For more information go to

Forum Presents Boss Lincoln’

The Family Businss Forum presents “Boss Lincoln: Understanding Abraham Lincoln’s Partisan Leadership” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Henry Student Center Ballroom, Matthew Pinsker, will present. To RSVP, contact Lanie Jordan at mel[email protected] or call 570 408-2120 for more information.

Relay for Life Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Yankee Candles are on sale to support Relay for Life. This year, there is an option of online sales. Go to and use group number: 990048151 to place the order. Relay for Life will receive 40 percent. Candle orders are shipped directly to buyer, so there is no picking up orders on campus. Sale ends on March 15. For questions, contact Justin Davis at [email protected]

InfoDesk seeks campus events updates

If any department/organization is hosting an event outside of the Henry Student Center, send an email to [email protected] with time/date/location/title of the event. The Info Desk has been getting questions about campus events that cannot be answered due to lack of information.