The King Institute for Regional Economic Studies (KIRES) recently released a report that found that government transfer payments were necessary to maintain a significant portion of the regional economy. This study defined transfer payments as “payments made by governments to individuals for which no current production of goods or services is performed,” which includes programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
In the spirit of social distancing, King will be hosting Dogwood online this semester. There will be numerous events for both students and alumni alike. Some recognizable events this year include the annual Undergraduate Research Poster Session, hosted by the King Library, which presents the top research proposals submitted by students, and class reunions for alumni.
Named in homage to Jack E. Snider, the Snider Honors Program has been an establishment at King University since 2004. Since its creation, the program has been a unified community of scholars that works with students dedicated to their educational growth and development; indeed, those who graduate as Snider Honors Fellows have a history of success in their individual fields.
With the 2020-21 school year coming to a close the Student Government Association (SGA) is dusting off the ballot boxes, ready to start the next campaign season. The current administration, led by SGA president Harrison Barger, is accepting applications for the next President and Vice President.
Elected the President of Women in STEM in the Spring of 2020, Alex Svetlik took the lead of the largest club on campus at a chaotic time in King’s history. Despite some of the technical challenges that clubs, and other social organizations have faced, Svetlik has kept Women in STEM active both on campus and in the Bristol community.
Interested in photography? Then grab your cameras, The Kayseean is hosting a photography competition from February 25th to March 25th of 2021! Submit your best photos of hidden gems around campus or the Bristol area on Instagram using #KayseeanPhotoChallengeSP21 and tag us @TheKayseean.
The Coronavirus pandemic has effectively barred international travel for the past year and has kept King University students from one way of fulfilling their Cross-Cultural Experience requirements. A fundamental principle in King’s curriculum is expanding students’ worldviews and interactions with other cultures are vital. And while Covid certainly won’t last forever, the option to travel to foreign countries for weeks or even months at a time is not always accessible to every student. But upcoming graduates have nothing to fear, King has alternative approaches to fulfilling the cross-cultural requirement. Let’s explore some.
Last Monday, the US celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy and his fight for the political, social, and economic equality of African Americans. This struggle still continues to this day. As part of that celebration, let’s look at some lesser-known details of Dr. King that may have been skipped over in your history classes.