Beacon Briefs: The upcoming happenings on campus

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

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The Red Cross Needs You to Donate Blood

Wilkes University and the Red Cross are hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in the Henry Student Center lounge.

Right now blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, and the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types.

Walk-in donors are welcome, or you can make an appointments by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or going to their website.

Support Suicide Prevention: Glow Run

Wilkes University’s sixth annual Glow Run will be sponsored by Residence life from 7 to 11 p.m.on Saturday, April 27.

Students can register at the Glow Run table in the Henry Student Center between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, Thursday,  April 15-17, and April 22-26.

The cost is $10 for Wilkes students and $15 for non-Wilkes students. Students who sign up will also receive a T-shirt for the run.

Get Ready for the Big Event

Student Government will host their  annual Big Event on Saturday, April 27. The Big Event is a campus-wide day of community service where over 400 students go to sites around the Wilkes-Barre area to help in many different ways.

The Big Event is being held on Saturday, April 27. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. in the Henry Student Center. After the event there will be a BBQ held in the greenway for those who participated. If interested, please register online by Friday, April 19.

Zebra Communications Seeks Egg Hunt Volunteers

Zebra Communications is seeking volunteers for a Easter Egg Hunt from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, in the Wilkes University Marts Center. This fundraiser benefits the Children’s Miracle Network.

Want to volunteer or have any questions? Contact Parker Dorsey by email at

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