Beacon Briefs

Adventures in Reading Program to Begin on Feb. 18

The Wilkes University School of Education is sponsoring Adventures in Reading, an after-school reading program for children in grades Pre-K through five. Teacher Education candidates will present innovative learning opportunities across the content areas with a focus on vocabulary and comprehension enrichment. The series of seven sessions, which is free of charge, begins on Wed. Feb. 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second floor of Breiseth Hall. Contact Dr. Diane Polachek at [email protected] for more information and registration forms.

Sexual Jeopardy Program

The BACCHUS Club is sponsoring a program called “Sexual Jeopardy” on Tues. Feb. 3 at 9 to10 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom. They are looking for student, staff and faculty to participate in 4 teams with 5 participants per team. There will be a question/answer exchange. Contact Health Services at ext. 4730 to participate. Prizes will be distributed to the winning team.


uest Speaker Adam Nordfors – Presentation on Energy Flow in Landscapes Featuring Bowman’s Creek Restoration

Adam Nordfors of Nordfors Environmental Design will present at 11 a.m. on Jan. 27 in Cohen 102 on Energy Flow in Landscapes featuring the Bowman’s Creek Restoration Project.

Recognize an Innovative and Non-traditional Teacher and Advisor Awards

Every year the Teacher Recognition Effectiveness Committee (TREC) asks students to nominate instructors and advisors who have made an impact on their education by nominating them for the Innovative and Non-traditional Teaching Award as well as the Outstanding Advisor Award. To nominate an instructor and an advisor, fill out the electronic ballot link below by giving the individuals name and a brief reason as to why this person deserves this award and submit it. Electronic form link:

White Out

Wilkes vs Kings White Out on Jan. 28. Women’s basketball at 6 p.m. and men’s basketball at 8 .m. at the Marts Gym. Free shirts at 7:30.

Job Opportunities for Young Educators in the Lehman/Dallas Area

The Lake Lehman Early Learning Center and Before/After School Age Programs is reaching out to local colleges and universities to find education majors that are looking to make a difference in the lives of children and gain education and teaching experience as well. Any interested candidates can apply at