Beacon Briefs

Scholarships For Students Of Polish Descent

The Polish Room Committee Scholarship and The Judianne Stanitski Scholarship welcome applications from Luzerne County residents. To be considered, applicants must write a brief description of their Polish heritage (family immigration description) and what that heritage means to them. This must be submitted, along with applicant’s name, WIN and contact information, to Evelyne Topfer. Applications can be e-mailed to [email protected] Please include “Polish Heritage Scholarships” in the subject line of your e-mail. Deadline for consideration is October 3, 2014

Wilkes University Blood Drive – September 11th

On Thursday, Sept. 11th there will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Henry Student Center. All presenting donors will be eligible for a Fantasy Package that includes Terrance Club seats and meeting all the NASCAR drivers on stage during the opening ceremony at the POCONO 400 in June 2015. Plus, Sunoco Gas Cards and much more!

Alternative Spring Break Trip Announcement

The offices of Civic Engagement, Campus Interfaith, Global Education and Diversity along with our faculty partner Dr. Miller in Political Science are pleased to announce that applications are now available electronically for the upcoming 2015 Alternative Spring Break trips. Interested students should e-mail [email protected] for an application or go to the website under the important forms folder. Applications are due by September 19, 2014.   Attached is a listing of Alternative Spring Break opportunities (AlternativeSpringBreakApplication2014-2015.docx).

Help Desk Hours During the Week of September 8th

The Help Desk will be closing at 4:30 pm on Monday, September 8th through Friday, September 12th.  Weekend and evening support will resume on Saturday, September 13th.

LGBTQA Awareness Training

There will be a LGBTQA Awareness Training session in the Savitz Lounge (Henry Student Center 2nd Floor)n Tuesday, September 9, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Meet Patch Adams at Wilkes University

Patch Adams, the clowning physician who challenges that status quo of medical care, will speak to Wilkes University students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Darte Center for the Performing Arts. Adams is founder the Gesundheit! Institute, a not-for-profit health care organization that promotes holistic medical care based on the belief that one cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the family, the community, the world, and the health care system itself. All health sciences, pharmacy, pre-pharmacy and nursing are invited to attend this free lecture. All students attending will receive a free gift – from “Scrubnuts”, which we believe you will honor for the rest of your professional lives. (For more information about Scrubnuts, visit Registration is encouraged. Visit to register online.

Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom: What Drives an Entrepreneur

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom,
Ken Carbone of Carbone Smolan, an internationally recognized branding, creative, marketing person with very high profile clients will be giving a free lecture with book signing to follow.

Wilkes University Theatre Presents: All the King’s Women

September 25 – 28, 2014 Wilkes University Theatre will be performing “All the King’s Women”on the Main Stage of theDorothy Dickson Darte Center. General Admission is $10, Seniors/Students is $5 and Faculty/Staff/Students is free with Wilkes ID.

Wilkes University Homecoming Weekend 2014

Homecoming weekend begins Wilkes University Homecoming 2014September 26 – 28. Come for a great weekend full of old friends, fun events and great memories!

Second Annual Colonels vs. Cancer 5k Run/Walk

On Sunday, September 28, the annual Colonels vs. Cancer Homecoming 5k will occur. Pre-registration is across from Evans Hall. is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m The race starts at 10:00 a.m. The race will be held on Kirby Park Walkways, just across the Market Street Bridge from downtown Wilkes-Barre. Proceeds will be benefitting Relay for Life.