Marywood University to Host Presentations for Anthracite Mining Heritage Month

 

Marywood University will host panel presentations titled, “Major Environmental Issues in Anthracite Country,” to commemorate Anthracite Mining Heritage Month on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, Conference Room B. The presentations will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Panelists include Robert Hughes, Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR), Ashley Pa., (“Mapping Surface and Underground Mines and Mine Pools through NEPA”); William Conlogue, Ph.D., professor in the English Department at Marywood University (“On Unstable Grounds: Mine Subsidence in the Anthracite Region”); and Craig Robertson, Groundwater Sciences Corp, Harrisburg, Pa. (“The Butler Mine Tunnel Contamination in Pittston”). Jeremy Rich, Ph.D., associate professor in the social sciences department at Marywood University, will moderate the presentations.

For additional information about the Anthracite Mining Heritage Month Presentations at Marywood University, please contact Dr. Conlogue, at (570) 961-4780, or email conlogue@marywood.edu.

Brain Bee Competition for High School Students

The University of Scranton will host the 19th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee for high school students in grades 9 through 12 on Saturday, Feb. 2. The competition begins at 1 p.m. in the Loyola Science Center on the University’s campus.

Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at the University and the Scranton Neuroscience Society, the Brain Bee is offered free of charge, however, registration is required to participate. The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 31.

Snow date for the Brain Bee is Saturday, Feb. 9.

The competition encourages high school students to study the brain and how it relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movements, stress, aging, sleep and brain disorders. All questions for the competition will be drawn from “Brain Facts,” a book about the brain and nervous system published by the Society for Neuroscience.

In previous years, students competing represented schools from throughout Northeast Pennsylvania, including: Abington Heights High School, Lackawanna Trail High School, MMI Preparatory School, Parkland High School, Pittston Area High School, Pocono Mountain East High School, Riverside Junior/Senior High School, Stroudsburg Area High School, Wallenpaupack Area High School, Western Wayne High School, Wyoming Area High School and Valley View High School, among others.

For more information or to register online, visit https://sites.google.com/site/nepabrainbee/ or contact Robert Waldeck, Ph.D., neuroscience program director and associate professor of biology at the University, at 570-941-4324 or robert.waldeck@scranton.edu.

Marywood University to Hold Senior Wind Band Festival Concerts

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department in the College of Arts and Sciences will host its Senior Wind Band Celebration Festival Concerts on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The free concerts will take place in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts on the University’s campus.

The Celebration Band will begin the concerts at 7 p.m., led by conductor Jay Romines. At 7:30 p.m., T. André Feagin will conduct the Celebration Band. The evening will conclude with the Honor Band taking the stage at 8 p.m., led by conductor, Jason Noble.

The Wind Band Celebration Festival Concerts include numerous local and regional students from the following high schools: Abington Heights High School, Blue Ridge High School, Coughlin High School, Crestwood High School, Delaware Valley High School, Dunmore High School, East Stroudsburg Area High School North and South, Elk Lake High School, Forest City Regional High School, Hazleton Area High School, Honesdale High School, Lackawanna Trail High School, Lakeland High School, Mountain View High School, North Pocono High School, Pocono Mountain East and West High Schools, Port Jervis High School, Scranton High School, Susquehanna Community High School, Tunkhannock Area High School, Valley View High School, Wallenpaupack Area High school, Wyoming Area Secondary Center, and Wyoming Valley West High School.

For additional information about the Senior Wind Band Celebration Festival Concerts, please contact F. David Romines, D.M.A., director of bands and co-chair of the department of music, theatre, and dance at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6268, or email dromines@marywood.edu.

Job Openings at Entercom

               

www.entercom.com    

Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is a premier leader of radio broadcasting for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area.

 Our stations include:

WKRZ-FM 98.5 and 107.9             WGGY-FM 101.3                     WMQX-102.3

 Contemporary Hits Radio                     Country                           Hits of the 80’s & More

  WILK-AM/FM 910,980, 1300 ,103.1

  News – Sports – Talk    

Account Manager

Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, has current openings for experienced MEDIA SALES REPS,  with market leaders, WKRZ, FROGGY 101, WILK and Max102. The best candidates are self-motivated, creative, pro-active problem solvers, detail-oriented and thrive in a fast paced environment.  Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton utilizes the latest tools and technology and offers a comprehensive training program.

Duties include,  soliciting new business, preparing appropriate sales presentations, DAILY USE OF SALES FORCE,  thoroughly analyzing customer needs and providing customers with creative ideas while utilizing all of our assets to address their challenges and achieve their goals. You must be highly motivated, persuasive and have strong oral and written communication skills. If you are of high energy, ENTHUSIASTIC,, motivated, persuasive and have the ability to build value and relationships, and also enjoy meeting and working with people, we want to talk to you.

Apply online at entercom.com .
Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internships

Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton offers an opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to practical experience. Our internship program allows students to experience firsthand the reality of working in the radio broadcasting industry. Interns can test their creative talent, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of broadcasting operations and trends. Internships are available year-round, and are 12-15 hours per week, with specific days and times agreed upon in advance. All interns must be enrolled in a college or university and receiving college credit. Students are expected to obtain and complete any forms necessary to receive credit for the internship experience. Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will assist students with the completion of such forms and provide information concerning duties and responsibilities.

Internships are available for WKRZ, WGGY, WILK, & WMQX in the following departments: Promotions, Programming, Production, Digital (Web), Sales, IT, Engineering & Business Office.
INTERNS ARE NON-PAID POSITIONS.
Apply online at entercom.com.

Entercom Wilkes-Barre Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Local Sales Manager

Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is looking for a dynamic, self-motivating Sale Manager with a proven sales history.  The candidate should exhibit strong leadership skills and the ability to recruit and inspire the best talents.  The successful candidate must demonstrate skills at training account executives on how to prospect, get appointments, conduct a CAN and ultimately close direct/new business.  This person must also have a strong desire to focus on nontraditional new business initiatives, including digital, non-traditional revenue and cluster partnerships.  This position requires a proactive problem solver with a record of sales accomplishments.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following:

-Develop AE’s new business skills and train them to be the best in the market

-Achieve monthly, quarterly and annual local new business revenue goals

-Provide consistent coaching and sales strategy for sellers

-Work with DOS on weekly planner meetings

-Monitor sales activity, pacing and budgets

-Be a creative problem solver and motivator

-Lead and manage sellers on a day to day basis, provide consistent coaching and sales strategy for sellers

-Closely monitor sales activity, pacing, budgets and inventory: work with other Sales Managers to maximize revenue opportunities

-Strategize and implement plans to achieve monthly, quarterly and annual local revenue goals

-Cultivate new business efforts to grow spot, non-spot, digital revenue

-Implement year round recruitment procedures, train new sellers

-Distribute leads to sales staff from multiple resources

-Represent station with professionalism and integrity

-Maintain effective interdepartmental relationships

-Other duties required

Qualifications:

We are looking for a proven dynamic sales leader.  You must possess exceptional communication presentation and negotiation skills.  You must be self-motivated, goal driven and creative, with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

-Must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle with appropriate insurance

-Minimum 5+ years selling radio

-Position requires a demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team of winners with integrity

-Must be a reactive problem solver with a track record of success with Agency, Direct, digital and event sales

EEO Statement:

Entercom is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Creative Services Assistant

Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (98.5 KRZ / FROGGY 101 / WILK NEWS RADIO / MAX 102) is looking for an outstanding Full Time Creative Services Assistant. Applicants must have 2-3 years experience in radio production including writing and voicing commercials, and must be proficient in the use of Adobe Audition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

In-house production, including voice over work, copywriting, creative concepts, and commercial production.

Coordinate with traffic and sales departments to expedite radio commercial and promo creation and continuity.

To be considered for this position, please submit resume, cover letter and audio examples of your voice, creative ideas, writing, and general production work to careerWB@entercom.com .

 Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Promotions Coordinator

Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton seeks an entry-level full time, passionate Radio Promotions Coordinator with strong attention to detail, creative writing and thinking skills, and the hunger to learn the industry while being a part of the best radio team in Northeast PA.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Promotions Director with WKRZ, WGGY, WMQX & WILK including:

    • Heavy creative copy-writing

    • Leading Station events and live broadcasts

    • Coordination of promotions part-time staff schedules.

  • Maintaining Digital Platforms including website maintenance, social media accounts, E-mail newsletters, text clubs and database listener relationships.

  • Maintain strong community presence and be willing to work beyond “traditional hours”.  Must be available to work days/evenings/weekends.

  • Ensure the station brands, vehicles, and equipment are represented well when out in public

Qualifications:

  • Experience in Marketing, Radio Promotions, Public Relations, or related field.  Knowledge of broadcast equipment preferred.

  • Excellent creative copy-writing, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.  This is a must!

  • Quick study with ability to work independently, self-start, multi-task, and follow direction in a fast-paced, ever changing environment.  Must be excellent at task and time management.

  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and energetic individual who understands what this position will require and is excited about what they will bring to the table.

  • Very computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Photoshop.  PromoSuite knowledge is preferred.

  • This position requires the ability to lift, carry, set up, and troubleshoot audio equipment, 50+ pounds. Requires a valid Driver’s license and great driving record, as well as the ability to drive large vehicles and tow a trailer.

  • Apply online at entercom.com.  No phone calls please.

  • Entercom Wilkes-Barre Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Misericordia University Introduces eSports Program

 

The Misericordia University Athletics Department is introducing esports as a coed varsity activity beginning with the fall semester.

Esports involves teams competing head-to-head in multi-player games online through gaming broadcasters. Misericordia will be the fifth team in the Middle Atlantic Conference to add esports and brings MU’s varsity offerings to 26.

“In an effort to provide our student population with diverse competitive opportunities, we look forward to the addition of esports,’’ said Chuck Edkins, director of athletics at Misericordia University. “We will begin an immediate search for our coach and begin the recruiting process for the fall semester.’’

Misericordia University will compete in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), the only association of varsity esports programs at colleges and universities in the United States, during the fall and spring semesters. NACE features more than 80 member schools and more than 1,500 student-athletes competing in collegiate video gaming. Misericordia’s 15-member team will participate in “Hearthstone,” “Rocket League” and “League of Legends” games.

“Hearthstone” is a competitive, collectible card game where players try to outwit and outsmart their opponents using cards that reflect monsters and magic spells. “Rocket League’’ is similar to “soccer with rocket-powered cars” and features one to four players per team. Set in an imaginative world, “League of Legends” gamers take the role of a powerful summoner, calling forth and controlling brave champions in battle.

In the coming months, the Athletics Department will build a dedicated esports gaming room on campus, featuring about 15 Xidax gaming computers. The campus community and fans will be able to watch spectator-friendly competitive gaming between the colleges and universities on a Misericordia University-dedicated Twitch account that will be ready at the start of the fall semester in mid-August. Twitch is a service that primarily focuses on broadcasting esports games and streaming video games. In 2017, for example, viewers watched almost 6 billion hours of content on the service, according to Forbes.

For more information about esports at Misericordia University, please contact Edkins at 570-674-6397 or cedkins@misericordia.edu.

For more information about the athletic programs at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6374 or visit athletics.misericordia.edu. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 56 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Colleges. The Princeton Review recognizes MU as a 2019 Best Northeastern College and Money Magazine includes Misericordia in its 2018-19 “Best Colleges” list.

Entercom Seeks Account Manager

WGGY-FM, WILK-AM, WILK-FM, WKRZ-FM, WMQX-FM has an immediate opening for a Account Manager.

Req ID#: 31104
Job Title: Account Manager
Job Description/Requisition Details:

Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, has current openings for experienced MEDIA SALES REPS,  with market leaders, WKRZ, FROGGY 101, WILK and Max102. The best candidates are self-motivated, creative, pro-active problem solvers, detail-oriented and thrive in a fast paced environment.  Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton utilizes the latest tools and technology and offers a comprehensive training program.

Duties include,  soliciting new business, preparing appropriate sales presentations, DAILY USE OF SALES FORCE,  thoroughly analyzing customer needs and providing customers with creative ideas while utilizing all of our assets to address their challenges and achieve their goals. You must be highly motivated, persuasive and have strong oral and written communication skills.

If you are of high energy, ENTHUSIASTIC,, motivated, persuasive and have the ability to build value and relationships, and also enjoy meeting and working with people, we want to talk to you.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates are experts in:

  • ·         Strategic targeting of clients
  • ·         Prospecting and relationship building
  • ·         Setting face to face appointments
  • ·         Thoroughly analyzing customer needs
  • ·         Creatively designing marketing campaign
  • ·         Strategically selling compelling concepts to key local and regional decision makers

Experience:

  • ·         Media sales
  • ·         Sports sponsorship
  • ·         Digital sales background preferred
  • ·         Successful track record of new business development
  • ·         Proven track record in meeting and exceeding defined sales goals
  • ·         Strategic multi-level selling

Please have interested candidates visit our web site at https://entercom.avature.net/careers/JobDetail?id=13795 to apply.

Consistent with our Equal Opportunity Program, we request that you advise us of any candidate, including disabled persons, minorities or women, you believe may be qualified for this position and advise interested parties to apply as indicated.

Privacy Notice:  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires all stations to report the names of community organizations receiving job vacancy information plus the contact person, address and telephone number of each organization in an annual EEO Public File Report that will be made available to the general public in the station’s public inspection file and on our website.  IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF THIS INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE FCC, OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE REMOVED FROM OUR DISTRIBUTION LIST,  PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY.

Entercom Wilkes-Barre is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Internship Opportunities at Entercom

WGGY-FM, WILK-AM, WKRZ-FM, WMQX-FM has an immediate opening for a Internship – Wilkes-Barre.

Req ID#: 31105
Job Title: Internship – Wilkes-Barre
Job Description/Requisition Details:

Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton offers an opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to practical experience. Our internship program allows students to experience firsthand the reality of working in the radio broadcasting industry. Interns can test their creative talent, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of broadcasting operations and trends. Internships are available year-round, and are 12-15 hours per week, with specific days and times agreed upon in advance. All interns must be enrolled in a college or university and receiving college credit. Students are expected to obtain and complete any forms necessary to receive credit for the internship experience. Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will assist students with the completion of such forms and provide information concerning duties and responsibilities.

Internships are available for WKRZ, WGGY, WILK, & WMQX in the following departments: Promotions, Programming, Production, Digital (Web), Sales, IT,  & EngineeringINTERNS ARE NON-PAID POSITIONS.
Please e-mail lklepadl@entercom.com for an internship application. Qualifications: Required:Must be enrolled and receiving credit from college/university.

Preferred:
Please have interested candidates visit our web site at https://entercom.avature.net/careers/JobDetail?id=13796 to apply.
Consistent with our Equal Opportunity Program, we request that you advise us of any candidate, including disabled persons, minorities or women, you believe may be qualified for this position and advise interested parties to apply as indicated.

Privacy Notice:  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires all stations to report the names of community organizations receiving job vacancy information plus the contact person, address and telephone number of each organization in an annual EEO Public File Report that will be made available to the general public in the station’s public inspection file and on our website.  IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF THIS INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE FCC, OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE REMOVED FROM OUR DISTRIBUTION LIST,  PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY.

Entercom Wilkes-Barre is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

New Story to Host Autism Symposium

New Story Throop, located at 751 Keystone Industrial Park Rd. in Throop, Pa. (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area), will hold an autism symposium with community member Dolphus Teart as part of its Spotlight Speaker Series at the school building on Jan. 26, from 2-4 p.m. This event will focus on giving support and advice to families living with autism.
The child-friendly event, which is free for parents and caregivers of individuals with special needs in the community, will include movies, games, and snacks. The main feature at the event will be an inspirational speech from Teart, focusing on: raising a child with autism, the toll this took on his family, and how New Story Schools and Services assisted in helping his son Tevon and his family live the best life possible.
Teart has been a longtime advocate, supporter and volunteer, serving for three autism organizations and supporting many others. Teart’s son, Tevon, is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. In his more than 20 years working in the autism community, Teart has made a major impact, serving more than 15,000 individuals and their families.
Teart has been a member of S.A.F.E (Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere) since 1995, has worked with Autism Awareness NEPA on its Autism Awareness Walk/Autism Candlelight Vigil since it started more than 13 years ago, and is also the co-founder of Parents & Professionals, which provides socialization experiences such as group outings, events and trips for families dealing with autism.
New Story Throop is a private licensed academic school that provides special education and behavioral health services to children from ages 5-21 who have been diagnosed with autism or emotional/behavioral health disorders. New Story Schools provide education, therapy, counseling, related services and transition training for students, with the hope of returning them to their home district. Throop is one of 15 New Story Schools and Services locations in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Spotlight Speaker Series event is free for all families to attend. Please RSVP to Jeannine Morrissey at jemorrisey@salisburymgt.com or at (570) 609-0626 x7064 no later than Jan. 19, 2019.

Misericordia University to Host Black History Month Events

Misericordia University will host a series of special events throughout January and February to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and recognize February as Black History Month.

Misericordia University will launch the celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, with an ecumenical prayer service calling for peace and understanding in the world. The service at 12 p.m. in the University Chapel in Mercy Hall will feature traditional prayer offerings and blessings by leaders from numerous faiths and religious traditions. Coordinators are Sister Jean Messaros, RSM, vice president for Mission Integration, who will represent the Mercy Catholic tradition, and Rev. Jim Calderone, OFM, Ed.D., professor emeritus of social work, who will represent the Independent Catholic tradition.

Also on Monday, the university will present the film, “King in the Wilderness,” the first of two films on race, at 6 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. A discussion, under the direction of Ryan Watson, Ph.D., assistant professor of film and visual media in the Department of Fine Arts, will follow. Directed by Peter Kunhardt, the 2018 HBO film offers a portrait of King during the last years of his life, from his part in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to his assassination in 1968.

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Northeast Pennsylvania Ethics Institute at Misericordia University will sponsor the panel discussion, “Immigration in Central America,” at 5 p.m. in Alden Trust Room 219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. The panel will address immigration issues in the United States in the context of building and nurturing Dr. King’s “Beloved Community.” Immigration is one of the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, who founded Misericordia in 1924.

The panel includes Rodrigo Gereda, a Guatemala native who has lived in Mexico, and is a trained conflict mediator and advocate for justice in the local Latino community. Panelist Maria Vega is the mother of two teenagers forced to leave her home, profession and extended family due to the lack of food available for her children. Panelist Arisa Lucia Gereda lived in Central America for two years following an extensive fellowship from Vassar College and has firsthand knowledge of people who feel their only option is to walk across the continent in search of asylum. In addition, Sister Mary Ellen Brody, RSM, has lived and ministered in Honduras and on the United States border with Mexico, and has extensive experience in the field of Central American and Latin American immigration. Dr. Calderone, director of the Ethics Institute, will serve as moderator for the program.

The program, “Human Trafficking: A Survivor’s Story,” will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Insalaco Hall. Speaker Evelyn Chumbow, an activist against modern day slavery and a survivor of human trafficking, will share her experiences. A native of the West African nation of Cameroon, Chumbow was sent by her parents to the United States to receive an education, but was held as a personal slave. After seven years in captivity, Chumbow escaped, enrolled in GED courses and attended community college. She currently studies homeland security at the University of Maryland University College. Her trafficker has been jailed for his actions. Chumbow has been featured on CNN and ABC regarding her trafficking experiences.

Throughout MLK Week, participants are encouraged to tweet their own pledges or Dr. King-inspired thoughts with the hashtag, #MUDream, and to tag @MisericordiaU.

Misericordia will observe February as Black History Month beginning on Friday, Feb. 15, with the presentation, “Is Everyone Racist? Understanding Subtle Prejudice in the U.S. Today.” The talk by Wind Goodfriend, Ph.D., is at 12 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. Dr. Goodfriend is a social psychology professor who will discuss various forms of racism and how psychology attempts to measure racism in increasingly implicit ways. The talk will feature research that asks whether racism is simply part of being human – and if so, what solutions psychology can offer.

Dr. Goodfriend is a professor of psychology and the assistant dean of graduate programs at Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, where she has earned the Faculty of the Year award three times. She has produced three textbooks through Sage Publications, and has written dozens of scholarly book chapters and journal articles on issues of prejudice, relationship violence, and the overlap between psychology research and popular culture.

The second of two films on race, “I Am Not Your Negro,” will be screened on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. In 1979, author and social critic James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of the manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished in the 2016 Academy Award-nominated film.

For more information about the events scheduled for Dr. Martin Luther King Week and Black History Month, please contact the Mission Integration Office at (570) 674-1877 or visit www.misericordia.edu/mlk. Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 56 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Colleges. The Princeton Review recognizes MU as a 2019 Best Northeastern College and MONEY Magazine includes Misericordia in its 2018-19 “Best Colleges” list.