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.
Are you looking for service hours? All students need 12 CCS credit hours this semester, and the first 5 credits must be Chapel hours. You have the option to choose either service, convocation, or chapel for the remaining 7 hours. These are some opportunities to earn credits before the end of the semester.
From September 15th-17th NASCAR made its second stop in Bristol, bringing breath-taking action, bad-fast cars, and drivers yearning for a chance at a championship. The Bristol night race serves as a playoff cutoff race eliminating 4 of the 16 total playoff drivers from competing for a championship. The Bass Pro Shops Night Race would see a surprise winner, major drivers eliminated from the playoffs, and a night full of tire trouble.
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.
On December 3rd King university held its annual late-night breakfast, giving students and staff a chance to kick back before finals week. The night consisted of food, games, prizes, and gifts. This popular event gives students the opportunity to relax, enjoy time with friends, and spend time among King community before finals week.
After a one-year hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic, Help Portrait event returned this weekend to provide free pictures for families and individuals in the Bristol area. This year marked the tenth annual Help Portrait event that the Art & Design Club at King University has hosted, which took portraits of ten families, a total of twenty-seven people, and two dogs. The event was careful to follow current local covid-19 guidelines, masks were provided for any volunteer or attendee that wanted them, and the waiting area was socially distanced. Though the number of people that attended the event was less than in past years, the impact on the community was not diminished.