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.”
The Kayseean was initially named “The KCN” for King College News and began as a regular student publication in October of 1933. It was preceded by a student magazine published biannually throughout the 1910s and 20s. The Kayseean has been, as our tagline states, the voice of King Students for over 80 years and is rapidly approaching its 90th birthday in the fall semester of 2023.
The spring semester is coming to a close and students are more than eager for summer break. If you find time in between studying for finals and preparing for summer jobs or internships, try and take a few moments to look back and review all that has happened in the semester that has passed us by.
April 17th marked the return of the NASCAR Cup series to the Bristol Motor Speedway, the iconic short track is considered one of the greatest on the NASCAR circuit. In the days and weeks leading up to the cup race other series and cars took the track, but all heads were turned last weekend towards NASCAR’s top level, the Cup Series.
Vulnerability is a scary word and an even scarier task. What would you get if you mixed the fear of being vulnerable with the beauty of creation? In my opinion, you get a powerful piece of work that oozes introspection and healing. This level of introspective work is the goal of art therapy and its benefits for mental health are plentiful.
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.”
Our region is a wonderful place to sightsee and indulge in nature when spring rolls around. The jutting mountains, rolling hills, and lively woodlands can provide some unique experiences. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far to take in these natural wonders as they are right in our backyard. The following are a few local parks and trails you can visit to get the most out of spring.