Beacon Briefs

Free Group Fitness Classes at the WB YMCA

Reminder- free  group fitness classes and membership to all Wilkes University Full time staff and students.

22nd Annual Taste of Wilkes

The 22nd annual Taste of Wilkes- “Tastes from Around the World” will be held on  Nov. 20 from 12:30-1:30 in the Ballroom of the Henry Student Center. With a $5.00 donation guests are able to sample home cooked dishes that highlight the Wilkes’ family’s vibrant culinary heritage. Please send along your registration to [email protected].


Veterans Council Annual Flag Drive
he Veterans Council is holding their annual Flag Drive during club hours on Nov. 4 and 6.  For a $1 donation, write the name of a veteran or active duty service member on a provided ribbon. These ribbons will be attached to flags which will be used to line the sidewalks of the Greenway during the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov 11. All proceeds raised are being used to create care packages for the 101st Airborne unit out of Ft Campbell, who will be deployed during this holiday season. Any questions should be directed to Jesse Goble ([email protected])

Are you interested in being an RA?

ind out more about being a Resident Assistant and the recruitment process at an information session. The thirty minute info sessions will be held in the Savitz Lounge (SUB 2nd floor) on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 11:30AM
  • Thursday, Nov. 20th at 12PM
  • Monday, Dec. 1st at 5PM

Also, watch for information tables on the first floor of the SUB. Current RAs will be present to answer questions about their experience at the following times:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 18th from 11AM-1PM
  • Thursday, Nov. 20th from 11AM-1PM
  • Tuesday, Nov. 25th from 11AM-1PM

Email [email protected] with any specific questions or to be added to the RA recruitment email list. 

Register for Connecting the Dots – Student/Alumni Networking Event

Connect with alumni who are now professionals in the following fields:  Communication Studies,  Computer Science, Accounting, Engineering, Human Resource, Political Science, Education, Nursing, Integrative Media , Psychology,  Marketing, Business, Law Enforcement,  Law and more on Nov. 5, from 6-8 the  Henry Student Center Ballroom (2nd Floor).

Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunity Announcement

FYF class Urban Plunge will be partnering with the First Baptist Church to volunteer at their food pantry the week of Nov. 2,10, and 17 during Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-3pm. Please contact Megan Valkenburg or Thomas Swain for more information.