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The third annual Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lecture Series at Misericordia University is presenting Ishmael Beah, 32, a former child solider in Sierra Leone and a N.Y. Times bestselling author, for the presentation, “A Long Way Gone: A Story of Redemption and Hope,’’ at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall.

Tickets for the event are free, but seating is limited. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Misericordia University Cultural Events Box Office at 570-674-6719 or the remaining available tickets can be picked up at the lobby box office up to 10 minutes prior to the show.

A meet-and-greet and book-signing session for Beah’s New York Times bestseller, “A Long Way Gone: Memoir of a Boy Soldier,’’ will follow immediately after the presentation.

For more information, call 570-674-6400.


A fall craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Muhlenburg Christian Academy gymnasium, 326 Harveyville Road, Hunlock Creek.

The event is a fundraiser for students who will attend the ACE International Student Convention at Indiana University of PA.

The show will feature hand-woven purses, two time-out dolls, Christmas ornaments, baked goods, handmade bracelets, knitting and crocheted items and more.

For more information, call Karen at 570-256-3285 or 570-256-3378.


The Misericordia University Adult Admissions Office will hold an Adult Learner and Transfer Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Room 431, Building 4 of Luzerne County Community College (LCCC), 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke.

The event is open to adult students who have general questions about entering or returning to college and who are interested in Misericordia University’s Expressway Accelerated Degree Program.

For more information or to RSVP to the open house, contact the Adult Admissions Office at 674-6791 or by e-mail at admissmu@misericordia.edu.


Misericordia University will hold an open house program on the Back Mountain campus for high school students and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 23. The program offers a tour of the campus, meetings with Misericordia students, faculty and coaches, as well as information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors.

The program begins with registration at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center at the North Gate of the upper campus. A special “Meet the Coaches” session will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. and the open house program will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The schedule includes refreshments, campus tours, a faculty session and lunch and meetings with representatives of student services, athletics and financial aid. A session will also be held on the university’s Alternative Learner’s Project for students with learning disabilities.

For more information, contact the Misericordia University Admissions Office at 570-675-4449.


Students and their parents interested in learning more about Wyoming Seminary Upper School are invited to attend a fall Upper School Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 on Sem’s Kingston campus.

The Open House will feature campus tours, a presentation on the school’s academics, arts, athletics and activities, opportunities to meet faculty and students and information on admission. Visitors should convene in the Kirby Library on the second floor of the Stettler Learning Resources Center on North Sprague Avenue, Kingston.

Pre-registration for this Sem Upper School Open House is requested but not required. For more information or to register, call the Admission Office at 570-270-2160, or email admission@wyomingseminary.org.


The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University will present “KLEVINSKY: Mixed Media,” an exhibit of abstract artwork of Wilkes-Barre native David Klevinsky. In addition, an exhibit of black and white photography, “Philip Dente: Found Places,” will be on exhibit in the adjoining MacDonald Art Gallery.

The exhibits will be on display through Dec. 13. The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

For more information, call 570-674-6250.

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