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Alyssa Mursch
Alyssa Mursch is a senior communication studies major with a concentration in journalism. She also has minors in Political Science and Women and Gender's Studies.

Alyssa joined The Beacon during her sophomore year as a staff writer and copy editor and worked as Social Media Head during her junior year. She currently serves as the News Editor.

Alyssa enjoys covering different topics that cover social justice and humanity. She received a Keystone Press Award from the Pennsylvania News Media Association for the category of "Ongoing News Coverage" for her work in writing the "Death of a Colonel" article.

Alyssa also serves on the Tom Bigler Journalism Conference executive board. The conference is an event hosted by the Wilkes University Department of Communication Studies. It is held annually in April and welcomes more than 200 students in high school to learn about the world of journalism, broadcast media, and also public relations. She is also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, an honor society for students who have achieved academic excellence and community service, and Alpha Chi, an honor society for students in the top 10 percent of their class.

Alyssa also works with the Wilkes University Office of Development and Alumni Relations in their Phonathon calling program. This past summer, she interned at the Times Leader.

Alyssa Mursch, News Editor

Apr 07, 2017
Supreme Court breakdown: What a new justice means for America (Story)
Mar 27, 2017
Wilkes Celebrates Women’s History Month (Story)
Mar 20, 2017
Pharmacy students combat opioid epidemic, offer training (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
Is “locker room talk” an excuse? Discourse analyst weighs in (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
Five reasons to say “yes” to study abroad (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
Black History Month Lecture: Dr. Leslie Patrick on Feb. 21 (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Wilkes University’s academic integrity policy: What gets lost in interpretation (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Professor says policy cohesion key to handling academic dishonesty (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Wilkes University holds Veterans Day ceremony to commemorate those who served (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Staying ALERRT: Campus safety take part in active shooter training (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Living with ALS: Losing muscle but not his spirit (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Wilkes’ Nesbitt School of Pharmacy marks 20 years of pharmacy education (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
Wilkes University BACCHUS holds alcohol awareness walk (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
Fact check of third and final presidential debate (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
Wilkes University Student Government notes (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
“An Overview of U.S. Immigration” at Wilkes University (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
Wilkes community provides ‘safe space’ for student veterans (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
Wilkes University Student Government notes (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
Former congressmen visit campus; advocate civic engagement (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
Wilkes University faculty and staff recognized with President’s Awards (Story)
Sep 20, 2016
Campus counseling expands services with after-hours support line (Story)
Sep 20, 2016
A Colonel forever: Jonathan Ratchko’s memory lives on (Story/Media)
Sep 13, 2016
Campus Wi-Fi and database updates to improve student life (Story)
Sep 13, 2016
National Suicide Awareness Month brings attention to mental health (Story)
Aug 30, 2016
Spring Commencement: A farewell to Colonels (Story)
Aug 30, 2016
Campus full of Pokestops: Gotta catch ‘em all, but not in class (Story)
Jun 23, 2016
“A letter to those against gun control, from someone who promotes it…” (Story)
Apr 04, 2016
Thank you Public Safety for your presence on campus (Story)
Nov 17, 2015
Racial comments spark protest: University of Missouri, press, activism (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
Registration woes, technical problems, class conflicts (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Wilkes alumnus Bill Evanina to serve as guest lecturer (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
University educates students, realities of sexual assault (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
Reflections on the Pope’s Philadelphia visit (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
Comm studies and history professors collaborate on oral history;Presentation at Royal Holloway, University of London Oral History Society (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Student government changes: New faces and spaces (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
Gateway renovations to be completed Oct. 2, dedication to be held (Story)
Apr 21, 2015
Off Campus Council removed from Mega Council (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Human trafficking lecture; brings awareness to timely issue (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Neuroscience to be a new major in fall 2015 semester (Story)
Mar 17, 2015
Misconceptions of Feminism (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Nurse from Tanzania recently visited Wilkes (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
Student Profiles: Josephine Latimer, utilizing “creative energy” (Story)
Nov 18, 2014
End of the semester stress relievers (Story)
Nov 18, 2014
Wilkes community speaks on the loss of a Colonel (Story)
Oct 29, 2014
Day of the Dead celebration to be held Friday (Story)
Oct 28, 2014
Campus in a haze over smoking debate (Story)
The news of today reported by the journalists of tomorrow
Alyssa Mursch