Beacon Briefs

Alternative Spring Break Trip Announcement

The offices of Civic Engagement, Campus Interfaith, Global Education and Diversity along with 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 Sept. 19, 2014.

$5 Unlimited Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s

Contact a Wilkes University Cheerleader to purchase your $5 tickets to an unlimited pancake and sausage breakfast to be held at Applebee’s in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 16th. Those interested can also email [email protected] or call extension 3331. (Coffee, tea, and soft drinks are included.)  This is a fund-raising event for the cheerleading squad.

Order Your Wilkes University Cheerleading or Wilkes University Cheerleading Alumni Shirts

Order Wilkes University Cheerleading or Wilkes University Cheerleading Alumni shirts for $12 from any current Wilkes Cheerleader or Jessica Short by emailing [email protected] or calling extension 3331.  Sales benefit the cheerleading squad.

Latin Cafe Global Coffee Hour

Sponsored by International Student Service, Spanish Club and ODI, on  Sept. 17  from2- 4 p.m. in the Savitz Lounge of the  Henry Student Center, will be Latin Cafe Global Coffee Hour. Contact Erica Acosta,  [email protected] for more information.

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

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

On Wednesday, Sept. 17 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

Sept. 25 – 28, Wilkes University Theatre will be performing “All the King’s Women”on the Main Stage of the Dorothy 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 2014 September 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 Sept. 28, the annual Colonels vs. Cancer Homecoming 5k will occur. Pre-registration is across from Evans Hall. is from 8:30 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 benefiting Relay for Life.


Come join ODI in Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa lessons on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Lounge.


Study Abroad Fair

There will be a study abroad fair on Tuesday, Sept. 30  from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Lounge.


Allan P. Kirby Lecture Series: Michael Reagan

On October 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, will be speaking.

Susquehanna to Freedom: The Role of the Susquehanna River In The Underground Railroad

On October 2 at 5 p.m., the Susquehanna to Freedom: The Role of the Susquehanna River In The Underground Railroad written by Dr. Dorothy E. King  and directed by Rhonda Peters will be put on in the Henry Student Center Ballroom. For more information, contact, Erica Acosta: email:[email protected]


Meet the Director, Shane Bitney Crone, and view the film, Bridegroom – A Love Story. Unequaled. on
Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. Q&A and reception to follow film.

Night on the Town

On Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. Akeno Restaurant Night on the Town provides students the opportunity to experience a local area restaurant. The focus is on learning the history and customs of a cultural group through food and other activities. Seats available for 10 students. Must RSVP seat with Erica Acosta: [email protected]