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Homecoming Registration is Now Open!
You can now register to Share the Spirit with us at Homecoming 2014! The full schedule is online for you to view
. New additions to the schedule include the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership Open House and the Colonels vs. Cancer 5k Walk/Run. Purchase your tickets
now so you don’t miss any Homecoming fun this September 26-28!
It’s time to vote
for your favorite Homecoming t-shirt design! Choose between a traditional blue shirt with a gold design or a light blue shirt with a navy design. Both are made of soft vintage material that will be the perfect addition to your Wilkes wardrobe! Click here
to select your favorite. We’ll announce the winning design in the August issue of the e-newsletter. Purchase one of these limited edition tees for $12 on the Homecoming registration form
and also during the weekend of Homecoming. Quantities are limited, so purchase yours now and we'll include it with your welcome bag at the first event for which you've registered.
Share Your Spirit With Us!
Get out your old college photos, t-shirts, pom-poms and other memorabilia - we need your spirit to make this the best Homecoming yet! Share your favorite Wilkes items with us by sending a photo to the alumni office
! We’ll include these photos on our Facebook page
and in memorabilia displays in the Henry Student Center during Homecoming Weekend for some added nostalgia.
Athletics Program Expands with Men’s Lacrosse Team
Wilkes University recently announced its plans to add men’s lacrosse to its list of intercollegiate sport offerings. The search for a head coach has commenced, with the program set to begin play during the 2015-16 academic year. This announcement marks the rebirth of a program that competed at the varsity level throughout the 1970’s, capturing a Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championship in 1975. The 1975 squad was also inducted into the Wilkes Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007-2008…more
Check out the Online Version of the Wilkes Magazine
The summer issue of the Wilkes Magazine hit mailboxes earlier this month. Click here
to read exclusive online content including profiles of three alumni who were international students: Fahad Hamad Aldubayan ’84
, Yohanna de los Santos Maria ’09
and Felixa Wingen ’09
. To view the online edition of the previous magazines, click here
Win Books in the Summer Reads Program
Win one of seven books authored by alumni of the Wilkes graduate creative writing program by participating in Summer Reads, an exclusive feature in the online edition of the spring/summer 2014 issue of Wilkes magazine. Each week starting July 7 and continuing through the week of August 18, an excerpt from a different Wilkes author will be featured. Read the excerpt and leave a comment in the comments section and you'll automatically be entered in a drawing to receive a copy of that week's selection. Just click here
Master’s Degree in Mid-Level Education
The Wilkes University School of Education is offering a new online master’s degree program beginning in fall 2014 that will allow career changers to earn Pennsylvania teaching certification at the middle level – grades 4 to 8. Students enrolled in the program will choose an area of specialization: math, science, social studies or English/language arts...more
Progressing Toward Our Future
Throughout the summer, improvements are being made to campus to enhance the experience of Wilkes students, faculty and staff. Pearsall Hall
, which formerly housed the School of Nursing, is in the process of being converted into a residence hall. The project is slated for completion this fall. Interior and exterior renovations are being made to UCOM,
which will be the new home of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership.
Landscaping and new trees line the front and side of the building. Click here
to see the latest renovations to UCOM. We'll post more photos of current projects on Facebook
, so be sure to like the Wilkes Alumni Association
page to keep up to date on all the latest news from campus. Better yet, see the progress for yourself by taking a student-led campus tour at Homecoming or, if you’re unable to join us on campus, view our virtual tour
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 Friday, July 18. You or the student can register at www.wilkes.edu/openhouse
. Can’t come in July? Encourage your student to attend one of our fall open houses, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20 and 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!