Beacon Briefs

Graduate School Testing Strategies Seminar

Join Kerri Quick, expert on graduate school testing from, in Career Services’ CAR 198 class on Feb. 4 from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in SLC 380. Learn the latest about a variety of examinations for Graduate & Professional Schools. Walk-ins welcome.


SWB RailRiders Tickets Fundraiser for Cheerleading

The Wilkes University cheerleaders are selling field-level reserved tickets for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders baseball game on April 11 at 4:05pm. This is a “Giveaway Game,” so the first 2,500 fans into the stadium will receive a free giveaway item. The shuttles have been reserved and seats will be saved on a first-come, first-serve basis! All faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome to join us for this trip. Ticket orders will be taken every Tuesday and Thursday in the Henry Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., by contacting any cheerleader or Coach Jessica Short at [email protected].


Off Campus Federal Work Study Positions Available

The Civic Engagement Office has several off-campus federal work study positions available at local non-profit agencies. Please contact Megan Valkenburg at [email protected] for more information.


Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive on February 5 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm in the Henry Student Center Lounge. Please register at and use sponsor code WILKESU.

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.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Do you have a parent or grandparent who graduated from Wilkes? If so, you may qualify for the Alumni Scholarship. Deadline is Feb. 27.