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Homecoming 2014 Was a Huge Success!
Nearly 1,000 alumni and friends came back to campus to enjoy events throughout the weekend. Thank you to everyone who came back to Share the Spirit! The Wilkes campus community hopes that you enjoyed your time back on campus. In the coming weeks, watch your inbox for an email with a link to photos and a survey. In the meantime, check out some of our Homecoming 2014: on-the-go photos here & mark your calendar for Homecoming 2015: Homecoming: October 2-4!

Wilkes Receives $3 Million in State Funding

On September 19, Wilkes received $3 million in funding from the State of Pennsylvania that will revolutionize the engineering education experience for students and provide engineering laboratory support to regional industry. Gov. Tom Corbett announced that Wilkes will receive a $3 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant for engineering labs in Wilkes’ College of Science and Engineering. The grant, which requires Wilkes to match the funding, will be used to make $6 million in improvements to current facilities...more

Don't Miss Wilkes' Fall Alumni Events
You’re invited to join us this fall – we have a full schedule of events on both coasts you won’t want to miss! Click here to see the full list of events for fall!

Our next alumni event will be the Wilkes/King's Alumni Networking Mixer on Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m. at Rodano's on the Square. Statistically, networking is still the best path to a new career or better job in your industry. Make sure to register for this fun event where you'll enjoy pizza, soft drinks and a great opportunity to expand your professional network with alumni from both King's College and Wilkes University. Please note the time and date of this event: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, not 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. as listed in a previous email.

Save the Date for the Founders Gala 2015
Please join us for Wilkes University’s premiere event, the Founders Gala, on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Westmoreland Club in downtown Wilkes-Barre. John Reese, former Wilkes University athletic director and wrestling coach, will be honored with the prestigious President's Medal. Last year’s event raised over $250,000 for the First Generation Fund, which benefits first-generation college students. For more information, please contact Lisa Everitt-Ensley at 570-408-4137 or lisa.everittensley@wilkes.edu.

Online Graduate Nursing Blog Features Alumna

Susan Maier Davis '85 was recently featured in the online graduate nursing blog, where Maier Davis discusses her how her career path has enabled her to mentor current Wilkes nursing students. Since becoming a mentor in 2011, she has built lasting relationships with seven nursing students and still keeps in touch with most regularly. Read more here. After graduating college, it's not only important to network with your mentors, but also important to stay current with the significant shifts in the health care industry that can impact nursing - read more on that topic here.

Alumni Tuition Discount New Being Offered
Do you have a college-aged child or grandchild interested in Wilkes University? Wilkes is now offering an alumni discount for undergraduate students of $500 per year of attendance (up to four years), which amounts to $2,000. We value our alumni and hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to pass on the Wilkes legacy to one of your family members! To begin the process, contact the Admissions Department to schedule a personal visit by calling 570-408-4400 or emailing admissions@wilkes.edu.

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, November 15. You or the student can register at www.wilkes.edu/openhouse. Can’t come in November? 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!

Fall Issue of the Alumni Magazine Coming Soon

Watch your mailboxes for the next issue of the Wilkes alumni magazine! Our cover story celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership by sharing the perspectives of alumni who work in different sectors of the business industry. Alumni features include class notes, upcoming events and more. If you missed the last issue of the magazine, click here to read an online version.

Study Abroad with Graduate Education
Explore Italy with our ceramic arts study abroad program. This graduate-level course is designed for artists and art teachers seeking to enhance their skills. More at www.wilkes.edu/italy.

Join us for Empty Bowls
Wilkes University, King's College, Luzerne County Community College and Wyoming Seminary invite you to enjoy a hot bowl of soup while raising money for area food banks.  Plus, you'll receive a handmade pottery bowl created especially for the event by one of our talented local artists, including Wilkes pottery instructor Jean Reiter Adams '78. Register here.

The United Nations Lecture Series Presents Ufuk Gokcen
On Tuesday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m. Henry Student Center, Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen will speak for the United Nations Lecture Series. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1966, Gokcen is the Permanent Observer of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference) to the United Nations, since April 2010...more

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

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Wilkes and King's Alumni Networking Mixer
October 23

Art 'n Vino Alumni Gathering
November 14

Wilkes California Events
November 14-20

Empty Bowls
November 16

Celebration of Education
November 20

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Baseball Starts Fall Season With Wins At Desales


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