This year King University celebrates its 150th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, the Development Office and a couple of members of the History Committee, as well as Bettie Hite created a book that includes photos and memories from years past. Bettie Hite, who graduated from King in 1963, was asked by the Denise Asbury to write the book. Asbury is the Director of Development and she has largely directed production of the book. Asbury contacted Bettie to see if she knew of anyone who would be interested in writing the 150th book. She replied “Me” she claims it has “inspired her writing.”
Many first-year students struggle to adjust to the responsibilities and expectations of college life, and one of the best resources to turn to for advice in this stressful experience is upperclassmen. Following is a compilation of advice from graduating seniors on various areas of consideration during your time as an undergraduate student.
*Republished from the March 2017 issue of The Kayseean
On Friday, April 1st King University hosted the 28th annual Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference. Originally called the Southeastern Undergraduate Research Conference, this conference attracts widespread regional interest every year. It provides an opportunity for students to present their research in an exciting setting. Undergraduate students from institutions throughout the Southern Appalachian region are chosen to present their research projects in a professional setting surrounded by other researchers and faculty. This year’s conference was a one-day event, with sessions that started mid-morning. There was also a poster session and a reception for all participants and faculty.
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, which began in February and continues, is at its heart an effort to recreate the glory of the Soviet Union, which formally collapsed in 1991 after decades of over-spending on its military and the sheer failure of Marxist ideology. Within a decade, Russia would default on its debt—it was so cash-strapped that it was unable to pay state employees, fail to keep NATO from kicking Serbians (a Russian ally) out of Kosovo, watch former allies join NATO, lose a war in Chechnya, and become a bastion of corruption. Putin, a former KGB (Soviet intelligence) officer, resented the shame heaped upon Russia, and in a 1999 speech to the Duma he spoke of “strengthening the vertical chain” of power domestically, and go on to say “Russia has been a great power for centuries, and remains so. It has always has and still has legitimate zones of interest…we should not drop our guard in this respect, neither should we allow our opinion to be ignored.”
As college students, it’s essential to know how to create a practical but professional resume when applying for jobs or internships. Depending on the job, you will be tasked with creating either a curriculum vitae, also known as a CV, or a resume. Each style requires certain things to make them stand out, such as an extensive cover letter or a simple design with minimal color. The difference between the two is a CV is lengthier, often including your experience, certifications, and publications; whereas a resume is a shorter, more condensed version with work experience and relating to the job you’re applying for.
Black History Month has been a staple in American education since its first federally recognized observance in 1976. It has since gone on to be observed and celebrated in Canada, the UK, and Ireland, though in the two latter countries it is observed in October as opposed to February. President Gerald Ford, in his recognition of Black History Month, stated that it provided an “Opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”