Wyoming man Kevin Schiel creates tabletop game, receives consortium award

Wyoming man Kevin Schiel creates tabletop game, receives consortium award

WILKES-BARRE — Kevin Schiel’s tabletop card game was created at the intersection of intellect and interest. The 28-year-old Wyoming man fashioned Planets as a culminating project in his senior integrative media class at Wilkes University, and the game won him the College Tabletop Award at the Pennsylvania Consortium on Video Games in Harrisburg. Schiel said […]

Awarded author Rivka Galchen to open Wilkes University’s Writers Series

Awarded author Rivka Galchen to open Wilkes University’s Writers Series

WILKES-BARRE — Rivka Galchen finds inspiration all around her. Her stories are set in motion by both peripheral thoughts and grand concepts, and she can be moved to create by complete strangers to the people in her family. The Columbia University professor and author of fiction, non-fiction and journalism will kick off Wilkes University’s Allan […]

Renowned photographer Lydia Panas shows raw portraits at Sordoni Gallery

Renowned photographer Lydia Panas shows raw portraits at Sordoni Gallery

WILKES-BARRE — Bringing out both the serene and the solemn of her subjects, Lydia Panas’ photography showcases raw and honest beauty and vulnerability in human form. A collection of Panas’ portraits is on display in an exhibition titled Lydia Panas: After Sargent until March 3 at Wilkes University’s Sordoni Art Gallery. The models Panas chose […]

Ying Li brings ‘Geographies’ to Wilkes University’s Sordoni Art Gallery

Ying Li brings ‘Geographies’ to Wilkes University’s Sordoni Art Gallery

WILKES-BARRE — Over the last four year’s of Ying Li’s career, her landscape paintings are not immediately recognizable, but Li is not concerned with capturing a single still image. She’s concerned with the process of painting. The native of Beijing, China, who moved to the United States in 1983 and has been a professor of […]

Wilkes professor, retired G.A.R. teacher say Bob Dylan deserves Nobel Prize

Wilkes professor, retired G.A.R. teacher say Bob Dylan deserves Nobel Prize

When the Swedish Academy announced Oct. 13 that working faction, the Nobel Committee, selected Bob Dylan as the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, congratulation for the iconic American songwriter was not unanimous. The honor, bestowed upon an American for this first time since Toni Morrison received the award in 1993, sparked controversy […]

Sordoni Gallery in Wilkes-Barre features new perspective on classical myths

Sordoni Gallery in Wilkes-Barre features new perspective on classical myths

WILKES-BARRE — Classical myths have captivated readers and listeners for thousands of years with riveting, often fantastic story lines and moral conflicts. The stories of Greek and Roman ancients, along with those told in the Bible and in folklore of cultures across the globe, have transcended through decades to be retold and interpreted in literature, […]

Wilkes University’s Sordoni Gallery welcomes new director Heather Sincavage

Wilkes University’s Sordoni Gallery welcomes new director Heather Sincavage

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University has hired Heather Sincavage as the new full-time director of the Sordoni Art Gallery on South River Street. Sincavage assumed the position of gallery director and assistant professor of art on July 18, and she accepts the role in the midst of an ongoing university movement to develop a more vibrant […]