Beacon Briefs: Upcoming campus events

Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit

The virtual Pennsylvania Student Voting Summit will take place from 1. to 4 p.m. via Zoom on Sept. 16. There is no cost to attend, and the summit will be recorded and made available for viewing after the event.

The summit will feature a presentation from the Pennsylvania Department of State on college student voting and election updates; a voter engagement strategy session led by the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition; breakout sessions for networking and learning (with focus areas on community colleges, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institutions, student poll worker recruitment, a deeper dive into voter engagement strategies and the newly created state Student Voting Coalition).

The Taste of Wilkes 2020 Home Edition

The Taste of Wilkes Committee has moved to a new virtual format, which will include a cookbook of recipes, a physical book and a PDF version as well as a virtual gift basket auction.

Members are calling for the members of the campus community to submit their favorite recipes to be included in the cookbook. The committee is also looking for virtual chefs who will: submit their favorite recipe for inclusion in the cookbook, create a unique name for their dish and provide a short story about why the dish is special to them.

Year of the Vote Constitution Day Events

Constitution Day events will take place all day on Sept. 17. It will start with the Constitution Day public reading at 11 a.m. of the Frederick Douglass speech, “Declaration of Sentiments,” the Sojourner Truth speech, “Ain’t I a Woman” and the Maya Angelou poem, “To Form A More Perfect Union” on WCLH.

Amy Sopcak-Joseph, assistant professor of history, will discuss the historic events that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment. Andreea Maierean, assistant professor of political science, will compare women’s suffrage movements around the world and will conclude with a discussion on activism and voting rights in today’s world via Zoom at 6 p.m.

Students can check out the interactive fashion installation all day in the Karambelas Media and Communication Center outside the Sordoni Art Gallery to see waves of feminism fashion, learn about the waves of feminism and how they strategized to create change for women.

Parking Ticket Appeals

Parking Services will be working remotely this fall semester, as such all Wilkes University parking citation appeals will be conducted via email. Appeals should be directed to parking@

When making an appeal, make sure to include: your name, WIN, the number on your parking citation (located at the top right of the citation), your Wilkes parking permit number (if applicable) and the reason for your appeal.