Beacon Briefs

Make Magic at the Cinderella’s Closet Runway Show

AmeriCorps VISTA, the Office of Civic Engagement and the Office of Diversity Initiatives invite you to donate and/or model beautiful, gently used prom attire at the Cinderella’s Closet runway event on April 7 at 6 p.m.  Items needed include dresses, tuxes, suits, pants, ties, and shoes. If  interested in being a model or donating clothing, please contact Justin Davis ([email protected]) or Erica Acosta ([email protected]).

First Floor SLC Hallway Closed for Construction

Since the end of the day on Friday, March 10, the first floor east hallway of Stark Learning Center has been closed for RACP construction. The hallway will remain closed until further notice when construction is completed.  In addition, the first floor west hallway is now wheelchair accessible. For use of the freight elevator, please contact Facilities at 570-408-2349 for access and assistance.

New Portal Demonstrations

The IT Staff will be giving demonstrations of the new WIlkes Portal in the library’s Farley Room 002. These demonstrations will be held on the following days:

Tuesday, March 7 at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 7 at 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 9 at 11 a.m.

Thursday, March 9 at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 14 at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 14 at 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

Student Government Petition Due Date Change

The Wilkes University Student Government petition due date for class representatives and class officers has changed due to the snow days.  The petitions will now be due on Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. and can be submitted along with a letter of intent to the Student Government Office or Club Hub on the first floor of the SUB. Ballots will go out Thursday, March 23rd and will close on Tuesday, March 28. Those who are elected will be e-mailed Tuesday night and will be inducted at our meeting on Wednesday, March 29th at 6 p.m..  Petitions, election guidelines, and a sample letter of intent can be found here: .

If you have any questions about the elections, please contact the Student Government Parliamentarian, Nate Barnhart ([email protected]).

Bus Trip to Seneca Falls on March 25

Bus seats are available for the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance’s trip to Seneca Falls on March 25. The trip costs $10, and lunch will not be included. The bus will leave Wilkes at approximately 9:30 a.m. and return at approximately 6:30 p.m. Seneca Falls is the location of the only national park dedicated to women’s rights, and is where the first ever women’s rights convention was held. If interested, contact Jennifer Thomas at [email protected]

Mid-term Grades Now Available

mid-term grades are not available to all undergraduate and pharmacy students for review. These grades can be accessed via the MyWilkes portal under the Student Services tab by clicking “My Records.”

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 570-408-2000, Option 3, with questions.

Pre-order Pierogis

The sophomore class will hold a pierogi fundraiser in the SUB during club hours on March  21 and 23. Pierogis reportedly will be homemade and fresh. The prices are three pierogis for $3, six for $5 or twelve for $10. Please contact Lexie Panek at [email protected] with any questions.

VIP Day Rescheduled

Due to weather, VIP Day will be postponed until further notice.

Registration Dates for Fall/Summer 2017

Seniors – Class of 2018 | (73 or more current credits earned)

On-line Registration for ALL Upcoming Seniors begins Sunday, March 26 at 10 p.m.

Juniors – Class of 2019 | (43 or more current credits earned)

On-line Registration for ALL Upcoming Juniors begins Tuesday, March 28 at 10 p.m.    

Sophomores – Class of 2020 | (13 or more current credits earned)

On-line Registration for ALL Upcoming Sophomores begins Sunday, April 2 at 10 p.m.

Freshmen–Class of 2021 | (less than 13 current credits earned)

On-line Registration for all 2nd semester Freshmen begins Tuesday,  April 4  at 10 p.m.

Multicultural Awards

The Center for Global Education and Diversity hosts a ceremony honoring students, faculty, board members, administration, and staff who demonstrate significant contributions toward raising multicultural awareness at Wilkes University. Nominations for the awards will be accepted from March 1 to the 31. Nominations can be submitted at Everyone at Wilkes is invited to attend the ceremony on April 25 at 4 p.m. in the ballroom on the second floor of the Henry Student Center. The following is a brief description of the award categories:

Global Scholar and Citizen Award: A student demonstrating significant contributions toward raising international awareness at Wilkes through involvement in campus and community activities promoting cross-cultural awareness.

Diversity & Inclusion Student Award: Student who has contributed to improving the diversity climate.

Executive Diversity Award: Member of the Board of Trustees or the Administration who has contributed to improving the diversity climate.

Diversity Faculty Award: Faculty member who has contributed to improving the diversity climate.

Diversity Staff Award: Staff member who has contributed to improving the diversity climate.

For any questions regarding the event, please contact Erica Acosta at [email protected].