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Published: Friday, September 24, 2010

Updated: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 01:09

PARTY ON THE SQUARE – Wilkes University won the 2010 Collegetown Cup. King's College has won every year since the first event in 2008. Wilkes University beat King's College in the attendance, banner, mascot, pizza eating and mechanical bull-riding competitions. The cup is on display in the Student Government office.

BLOOD DRIVE – The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the HSC Ballroom. The Red Cross will be accepting regular blood donors and double red blood donors. If interested in signing up to donate contact Megan Boone at or call at 408-5905.

U.S. ARMY RECRUITER – There will be a recruiter from the U.S. Army in the HSC Lobby on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to noon and a presentation from noon to 12:50 p.m.

KEVIN HART TICKETS – Tickets for comedian Kevin Hart will be on sale Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Henry Student Center. The show will be on Thursday in the Marts Center. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets prices are as follows: students, $10; faculty and staff, $15; general public, $20.

BRAS ACROSS THE BRIDGE – The third annual Bras Across the Bridge will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Kirby Park. A table will be set up in the HSC from Sept. 24 until Oct. 1 to collect bras to hang from Kirby Park from end to end. There is a $5 donation with each bra collected.

FOOD DRIVE – The office of Campus Interfaith will be hosting a food drive called "Replenish the Pantry" from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4. Donations can be dropped off in the Campus Interfaith office, HSC Room 204. Campus Interfaith is requesting pasta and sauce, soup, tuna fish, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, canned pastas and packaged cookies or crackers.

INTRAMURALS – Intramural sports began yesterday. A meeting for flag football will be held at 11:15 a.m. today in the Marts Center, Room 15B. A soccer meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. today in the Marts Center, Room 15B. For more information, contact,

WORKSHOPS BY CAMPUS COUNSELING – Campus Counseling will host workshops on building relationships every Wednesday evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15-29 from on the first floor of Passan Hall. Susan Biskup, M.A., NCC will administer the workshop, which will include information about managing relationships and finding relationships. Anyone interested in attending should contact

CROSS-COUNTRY VOLUNTEERS – Volunteers to direct runners through the course for the Homecoming cross-country race are needed on Oct. 2. Interested students should contact

TOMS STYLE YOUR SOLE – TOMS shoes, in conjunction with Wilkes University, is selling shoes for $44. For every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS shoes gives a pair to a child in need. Order forms are located in Weckesser Hall and can be picked up Monday through Friday. Shoes must be ordered by Oct. 4. Shoes will arrive on campus and there will be a Style Your Sole event to design your shoes. The event will be held on Oct. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Henry Student Center.

PARK PROJECT – The City of Wilkes-Barre, in conjunction with Kraft Food Services, KABOOM!, The Goals Foundation and the Iron Triangle Community is looking for volunteers to help build a park near Hazle Street in the Iron Triangle Community. The KABOOM! Playground Project will take place over three days, but the project needs the most help from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 7. For information or to volunteer, contact

POLISH HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP – The Polish Room Committee Scholarship and Judianne Stanitski Scholarship are accepting applications from Luzerne County students. To be considered, students must write a brief description of their Polish heritage and what it means to him or her. This must be submitted, along with the student's name and WIN number, to with the subject line of "Polish Heritage Scholarship" by Oct. 15.

HOLIDAY CARD CONTEST – Dr. and Mrs. Gilmour invite students to enter a design for this year's Wilkes University holiday card. Prizes will be awarded to the winner, $175, and an honorable mention, $75. Entries should be submitted to Susan DiBonifazio in UCOM 221 by Oct. 18.

WEEKLY MEDITATION – Weekly meditation will be held every Wednesday from 5 to 5:30 p.m in the salon of Kirby Hall. First-time meditators should come to the question and answer session from 4:45 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact or

FITNESS CENTER HOURS – The fitness center's hours will be as follows: Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, closed; and Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m.

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