Life at King's
A marketing publication for prospective students about student life at King's College.
KING’S COLLEGE W I L K E S - B A R R E, P E N N S Y L V A N I A Life at King’s College isn’t just attending class, studying, writing papers and taking tests. It’s a chance for you to explore your interests, test your skills and most importantly, have fun! What you do outside the classroom is just as important as what you do inside, so get involved and enjoy life at King’s. You’ll meet people who will become your best friends for the next four years and in many cases, the rest of your life. Whether it’s planned or spontaneous, you’ll always have plenty of things to do: engage in a political debate … dance all night at Spring Fling … write for The Crown … laugh at comedy nights … play on an intramural team … attend a multicultural fashion show … cheer on the basketball team … take a shopping trip to NYC … ski Snö Mountain … participate in Hunger4Justice week or simply hang out with your buddies. Friendly & Active Join & Explore Health Academic • • • • Accounting Association Economics & International Business Club Finance & Investment Association King's College Chapter of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)/Human Resources Management Association • Marketing and Management Association • Pre-Health Society Arts & Sciences • Academy of Biological Sciences (Biology Club) • Chemical Society (Chemistry Club) • Criminal Justice Association • Education Club • History Society • Mathematics & Computer Sciences Club • Neuroscience Club • Pre-Law Society • Psychology Club Each academic year begins with an activities fair where first-year students get to sample the wide variety of student organizations that make this campus the interesting place that it is. With tons of clubs and organizations, you’re sure to find one that’s right for your interests. Along the way, you’ll meet new people and acquire some important life skills. • Lester Saidman Student Society (Physician Assistant Club) • Pre-Professional Physician Assistant Society • Sports Medicine Society Service Organizations • • • • • • • • Blood Council Circle K Club Columbiettes Emergency Response Team (ERT) Knights of Columbus Oxfam America-Humanitarian Club Sigma Kappa Sigma (EKE men) Sigma Kappa Tau (EKT women) Music & Arts • • • • • Music Ensembles at King’s SCOP (fine arts magazine) King’s Players Monarch Dancers Campion Society International • Multicultural/International Club • • • • Media & Publishing The Crown (student newspaper) Regis (yearbook) WRKC (radio station) In House Design Special Interest • • • • • • • • • • • • Active Minds Billiards Club Campus Activities Team Coding Club Commuter Life Association Environmental Awareness and Outdoors Club Mini-THON Pi-oneers Club Student Allies For Equality (SAFE) Student Alumni Association ROTC Ultimate Frisbee Lead & Engage If you want to test your professional skills, develop your leadership abilities or have a voice on campus, Kingâ€™s offers a wealth of experiences to confidently prepare you for life after graduation. Leadership roles will give you an edge with employers as they seek out new hires that possess solid planning, organizational and teamwork skills. Student Government gives students a chance to put their ideas into action, working side by side with administrators on campus issues and turning concerns into workable policies and decisive actions. V The Office of College Diversity enhances the global perspectives of the campus community through educational, social and cultural programming. Students find a welcoming and expressive environment which opens their eyes to many different cultures and ways of life. V ACE, the Association of Campus Events, is the social programming board for the college. Students plan campus activities and special events, which enhance their organizational, time-management and communication skills, all while having fun. V Statement of Non-Discrimination Kingâ€™s College is committed to equal opportunity in the admission of students, the administration of its educational programs and activities, and for employees and applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability in accordance with applicable laws. Creative & Expressive One of the many benefits of a liberal arts education is that students are encouraged to explore their creative side. King’s provides our students with diverse opportunities for artistic expression and our Experiencing the Arts program ensures many artists, authors, photographers and performers visit campus regularly. Media Showcase your writing, photography, poetry and graphic design skills by joining The Crown, King’s award-winning student newspaper; Regis, our yearbook; or SCOP, our fine arts magazine. V Arts Direct, star or design sets for the King’s Players, a theatrical group that stages several productions annually. V Showcase your artwork at the Widmann Gallery’s exhibits throughout the year. V Create your own forum by developing a website, filming a video in the campus television studio, KCTV, or becoming a disc jockey for WRKC-FM, the campus radio station. V Share your voice in a music ensemble, such as Cantores Christi Regis, our choral group. V Participate in the Campion Society’s open readings, a forum for self-expression. V Learn from the artists-in-residence, poets and authors, musicians, photographers and performers who visit the King’s campus regularly as part of the Experiencing the Arts program. V Service & Spiritual We invite students to give their time to those in need, which we believe serves to create stronger individuals. Volunteers prepare meals for the St.Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen and construct houses with Habitat for Humanity. Students are made aware of issues regarding social justice and are encouraged to take action in community events such as CitySERVE and Campuses That Care Week. During fall and spring breaks, King’s sponsors service trips with volunteer organizations across the country to advance the idea that “communities in need” extend far beyond campus. Many students say these SERVE trips are one of the highlights of their time at King’s and a changing moment in their lives. King’s encourages students of all beliefs to deepen their faith and lead a life of purpose. Campus Ministry plays a key role in campus life and offers students the ability to take part in music ministry, retreat programs and religious services. Fun & Games King’s has 19 NCAA Division III varsity teams that compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference and enjoy a loyal fan base. We offer many ways for students to stay active, both on and off campus. Our intramural teams offer competition and fun in a variety of sports for all students. V You can play on a club sport and compete against fellow squads locally, regionally and even nationally. V More spirited than athletic? Join our cheerleading squad or pep band and cheer the team on. V If you want to stay in shape or work off last night’s pizza, our newly expanded fitness center offers one of the finest athletic facilities at the small college level. V So, what else is there to do? Plenty. Wilkes-Barre, a small city in Northeastern Pennsylvania, offers many dining, shopping and entertainment options. You can go to a movie, hit the mall, cheer for the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins or see your favorite band in concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena. V The nearby Pocono resorts offer great shopping and entertainment indoors or mountain biking and snowboarding if you’re the outdoors type. V The new RiverCommon park offers running and biking paths, kayaking and outdoor concerts right across the street from campus. V A Catholic College Sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 281 Wilkes-Barre, PA 11/12 It’s your life. Experience it at King’s College. kings.edu • 1-888-KINGS PA • firstname.lastname@example.org 11/13