Beacon Briefs

Aramark Building Community Day – Sept. 20

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Aramark Building Community Day will take place on the Greenway from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be snacks and games at the event, and all donations will benefit Weinberg Memorial Food Bank in Wilkes-Barre. Students can also donate non-perishable food items to be qualified to win prizes.

Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge Update

Wilkes University is currently in 3rd place for the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge, and Adventure Education needs more students to sign up and log their activities.

To join, download the Outdoor Nation app or sign up online at  Choose Wilkes University as your school. To log an activity, take a picture of yourself/your group or part of you doing something outdoors and then choose the appropriate category.

Wilkes University Blood Drive – Sept. 20

Wilkes will be hosting a blood drive on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Henry Student Center.

Register today at, as appointments are filling up fast.

On-campus room decoration contest hosted by Admissions

The admissions office is holding a room decoration contest for students who live in residence halls or on-campus apartments. Submit photos of your room to [email protected] before Friday, Sept. 23. All of the photos received will be uploaded into a photo album on our Facebook page called The Room Photo Contest. The residence hall room and apartment style room. The winners will receive Wilkes gear and a $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Only one picture per room/apartment.

Intramural Sports Fall 2016

Students can still sign up for intramurals. The program is using a website called ImLeagues for all Intramural registration, sign-ups, scheduling and playoffs. All leagues are Co-Ed. If a student has an interest in a sport that is not offered, they can email Stefan Thompson. Availability of sports is determined by student interest level. Contact Stefan Thompson with any questions: [email protected]

Annual Kirby Lecture Series to be held Oct. 5

The Allan P. Kirby Lecture series will be hosting Lt. Col. Allen B. West for a lecture entitled “Building a strong economy through small business and military veterans.” The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 5. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center.