School briefs

First Posted: 4/10/2014



The Department of Student Activities at Misericordia University will sponsor a concert for Spring Fest Weekend with the alternative rock band, “We The Kings,” headlining the show at 7 p. m. on Friday, April 25 in the Anderson Sports and Health Center at the North Gate of campus.

“We The Kings” is touring the country in support of its fourth album, “Somewhere Somehow,’’ which entered the Billboard Hot 200 at No. 44 – the highest debut in their career. The new album, released in December, has also reached No. 5 and No. 6, respectively on the U.S. Alternative Rock and U.S. Rock charts.

Tickets for Misericordia University students with a valid ID are $20 and all other tickets for the general admission concert are $25. Misericordia students can only purchase one ticket each at the discount rate.

For more information, call 570-674-8111 or e-mail Patrick McKamy, coordinator of student activities, at



The life and death of Matthew Shepard, the gay man who was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998, is the subject of a new documentary titled “Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine” which will be shown at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center at Wyoming Seminary Upper School, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston.

Admission is free and open to the public. Donations to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation will be accepted at the door.

The film will be presented one week in advance of the Wyoming Seminary Players’ production of “The Laramie Project,” which will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3 in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center.

“The Laramie Project” focuses on the town of Laramie, Wyoming in the aftermath of Shepard’s murder. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door.

For more information, call the Sem communications office at 570-270-2192.


Misericordia University will host “An Evening with the Arts,” a concert for the community that will showcase the vocal talents of students at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 in the Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall.

The program will include performances by Misericordia University’s Chamber Singers and the university’s female a cappella group, Beyond Harmony.

The concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, call 570-674-6719.

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