Beacon Briefs: Upcoming happenings on campus

Night to Shine Seeks Volunteers

Night to Shine is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, and it provides a prom night experience for people ages 14 and up who have special needs. Guests get to walk down the red carpet, access to VIP opportunities, attend dinner and go dancing.

They are looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks to make the event possible. It is taking place Feb. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Genetti’s located on 77 East Market St. in Wilkes-Barre. If you are interested, you can sign up and contact Kristin Osipower.

Manuscript Announces Cover Contest

Wilkes University’s magazine, Manuscript, is hosting a cover contest for the upcoming 2020 issue. The theme of the contest is renaissance. Students can create any idea as long as it revolves around this theme. For instance, they could do anything from the Harlem Renaissance or other areas of interest.

All mediums of art can be submitted for the cover contest. When sending your piece, email [email protected] with the title “Cover Contest Submission.” They are due by March 31 and all will be considered for publication in the magazine.

Adventures in Reading

For anyone who submitted Adventures in Reading Registrations forms, the sessions will begin Feb. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. This event is an innovative after-school reading program at Wilkes University for children in grades Pre-K through six.

Teacher education candidates will present thematic learning opportunities across the content areas with a focus on vocabulary and comprehension enrichment. These sessions are free and will take place on the second floor of Breiseth Hall. For further information, contact Dr. Diane Polachek if interested in joining.

Conference Proposals

Proposals for the 2020 Wilkes University and King’s College Women’s and Gender Studies Conference are being accepted until Feb. 21. They can be submitted online. This year the theme is “Gender, Politics and Power.”

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to participate. Session types include research presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations, video screenings and performance art. For more information, contact Associate Professor, Jennifer Thomas.