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Homecoming 2014 is Three Weeks Away!

We are less than one month away from the biggest event on campus this year! Homecoming 2014 is coming up quickly and we can’t wait to share our spirit with you. If you haven’t registered for Homecoming yet, you can do so by clicking here.
- Online registration closes on September 25, so make sure you and your classmates register as soon as possible. Save money and score your welcome back gift when you pre-register!
- Check out the attendee list to see which of your classmates, teammates, coaches and professors are already registered to come back to campus.

Spotlight on Spirit
Our new event for Homecoming 2014, Share the Spirit, is a celebration of athletics at Wilkes & school spirit. Join us at this special event where Bo Ryan ’69,Wilkes Hall-of-Famer & Wisconsin Badgers head men's basketball coach, will be our special guest. Bo was recently named number 7 on ESPN's list of Top 50 College Basketball Coaches. We have a few surprises up our sleeves for this event, too! Register now.

Tell us your Wilkes Sweetheart Story!
Each February, we share the love stories of Wilkes Sweethearts with the Wilkes community. We are starting a little early this year at Homecoming 2014. Look for Sweetheart stations on Friday, September 26 next to the Welcome Table in the Henry Student Center and on Saturday, September 27at the Tailgate Tent before and during the football game! ...more

Curtis Jaques Named Wilkes Men's Lacrosse Head Coach

Wilkes University Director of Athletics Addy Malatesta has announced the hiring of Curtis Jaques as the school's new head men's lacrosse coach.  Jaques becomes the first men's lacrosse coach in the University's expansion efforts of its athletic programs this past summer...more

Colonels Come Together in Support of a Faculty Member
On August 22, President Leahy and dozens of Wilkes faculty and staff members took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of professor of sociology and anthropology Dr. James Merryman, who has been diagnosed with ALS. View and share our video to show your Colonel spirit and support Dr. Merryman!

Support the Marching Colonels in their Inaugural Season
The first-ever Wilkes Marching Band makes its debut today this afternoon, Saturday, September 6 at 1 p.m. during halftime of the football game at the Ralston Athletic Complex...more

Wilkes Establishes School of Nursing for 2014-2015 Academic Year
Wilkes University is establishing a distinct School of Nursing, becoming the only higher education institution with a separate nursing school in northeast Pennsylvania. The move, which began with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, allows Wilkes to better respond to a growing demand for nursing programs regionally and nationally...more

Ring-ring! Wilkes is Calling...
Student Phon-a-thon workers, pictured below, have started making calls to tell you how you can support the great things happening on campus this semester. So, next time you receive a call from Wilkes, pick up, say hello and consider making a gift in support of a person, place or project that is important to you. Don't forget, you can make a gift anytime online at www.wilkes.edu/give.

Alumni Authors: Donate Your Work to The Farley Library
The Farley Library is seeking donations of clean copies of published novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screen plays, and creative non-fiction written by alumni. These publications will be a part of a new collection available to the Wilkes community...more

Introduce a Young Person to Wilkes University
Have a relative, neighbor or friend starting the college search process? Introduce him or her to your alma mater!  Wilkes University will host an open house for undergraduate students on Saturday, September 20. You or the student can register at www.wilkes.edu/openhouse. Can’t come in September? We are hosting another open house in November - encourage your student to attend on Saturday, Nov. 15.  You can always schedule a personal tour with a prospective student by calling (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4400 or clicking here. Make sure to mention that you’re an alumnus/a!

Take Advantage of Alumni Health Insurance Programs
Don’t risk your health or your finances by going without health insurance, especially when the Alumni Association offers ACA-compliant coverage via our new private health exchange!  Other products—many of which are available to family members as well—are available through the alumni insurance program...more

Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom: What Drives an Entrepreneur
Ken Carbone, co-founder & chief creative director of the Carbone Smolan Agency, will be speaking at Wilkes on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Carbone is a designer, artist, musician, author and teacher. As the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director of the Carbone Smolan Agency, he is among America's most respected graphic designers, whose work is renowned for its balance of substance and style. This event is free and open to the public...more

Wilkes Theatre Announces 2014/2015 Season
The Mad Hatter, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, a singing telekinetic and a whole trailer park full of dysfunctional misfits are coming to Wilkes this year. Come see the commotion for yourself, as the Department of Visual and Performing Arts makes Wilkes' 2014-2015 theater season one of its most colorful and eclectic seasons yet...more

A Tribute to Richard A. Fuller
August 26-December 14

Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom: What Drives an Entrepreneur
September 17

Admissions Open House
September 20

Homecoming Weekend
September 26-28

Allan P. Kirby Center Lecture Series Presents: Michael Reagan
October 1

We want to know what you've been up to!  Share your news with your fellow alumni by emailing information to Bridget Giunta at bridget.giunta@wilkes.edu and it will appear in the next e-newsletter.

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