Beacon Briefs

Wilkes Honors Program Sponsors Book Drive

The Wilkes University chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society, is sponsoring a book drive across Luzerne county. Boxes for donations are established in the following places:  Mountain Top: Kirby Library. Plymouth: Wyoming Valley West High School. Tamaqua: Marian Catholic. West Hazleton: Holy Name of Jesus Parish. Wilkes-Barre: City Hall; Wilkes University; Barnes & Noble on Public Square; Schiel’s Family Market. Spanning until November 20, all books received will be donated to Ruth’s Place House of Hope, Inc. and St. Hedwig’s Veterans Home.  For more information, contact Sara Pisak at (570)-401-7196 or at [email protected].

Work Study Positions Available

Wilkes University Student Government is hiring qualified individuals for new work study positions.  There are several hours available to work and pay will start at $7.50 an hour.  Work study students will serve as cashiers in the new club room that Student Government has developed.  A full job description and an application can be picked up from the info desk in the SUB.

U.N. Lecture Series

The Wilkes U.N. will be hosting a U.N. World Food Programme on Syria on Oct 27 at 4 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Miller Room. For more information, conact Mildred Urban at [email protected].

Influenza Vaccine

Wilkes University Health & Wellness Department is offering the Influenza vaccine Fluzone Quadrivalent at a cost of $20.00, payable by check made out to Wilkes University or cash. Vaccines will be given during regular office hours. There is a limited number of shots available which are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

GET Funds for Flex and Dinning Dollars

Wilkes University Business Operations launched the “GET Funds” application.  The GET Funds application allows you add Dining and Flex Dollars from any computer, laptop or mobile device. Login to the MyWilkes Portal Student Services tab for the sign-in page and create your account. If you have any questions, please contact Business Operations at [email protected].