At any college or university, a lack of food appeal within the dining hall is bound to happen to one at some point within a four-year tenure. King University is no different. However, specific tidbits can assist in the process of turning nothing into something. These tidbits are better known as hacks, and today we will learn how to hack the King University dining hall.
The city of Bristol will undoubtedly be rocking with holiday cheer last weekend with the world premiere of “Good King Wenceslas”. Good King Wenceslas is a fun, witty Christmas play that displays themes of the Christian faith and conveys the importance of family during the holidays. The play has never been seen before and will debut at the Paramount in Bristol, Tennessee, on Friday, December 2nd. The play is written by Katherine Patterson and Stephanie Tolan, two world-renowned authors with prestigious track records. Patterson, a King graduate, is most notable for her book “Bridge to Terabithia”, whereas Tolan’s most significant project is Surviving the Applewhites. The production of this play is a massive deal for King University, to say the least. With Patterson graduating from King in 1954 with a degree in English, she bestows the honor of the first performance of it within the hands of King and members of the school’s community.
Senior graduating students in the Digital Media Art and Design (DMAD) program create a senior thesis series of work that results in an exhibition rather than a cumulative test. The work created is a personal project that introduces the student to the world of exhibitions as they prepare to graduate. The exhibition also allows them to showcase their work to the public and put their name out there as artists. This semester a group of four students is graduating and having a large, combined exhibition featuring photography, graphic design, illustration, and videography.
When navigating life, being as curious as an alien from Mars is beneficial. The college experience is dependent on how many questions you ask. We can be adventurous, try new things, experience diverse cultures, and experiment in other majors. Of course, asking the right questions is also crucial. When it comes to asking questions, Daniel Silliman (Journalist for Christianity Today) has some suggestions based on his experiences. In his visit to Convocation on Monday, he took us on a journey of his experience diving into the world of journalism. This left me with a sense of empowerment to be always more inquisitive about opening deeper conversations.
For almost a decade, I didn’t read for fun. Or rather, I didn’t finish many books. Yes, I, a librarian and former English major spent most of the decade between college and the early part of my career in a reading slump. The irony of starting my career in librarianship in a decade-long reading slump is not lost on me, although I am obligated by professional duty to point out that not all librarians are readers, nor do we spend most of our working hours reading books. In fact, the infrequency with which I handle books in my day-to-day work might shock those among you who associate libraries primarily with books.
In this second and final installment of the Appalachian Folklore series, let’s take a look at the invisible side of the world and deep dive into the legends of fairies and spirits that flit and float from one place to the next. Are they omens, guides, or sources of luck? Do they seek to help, to harm, or are they simply mischievous?