On August 26, 2015, King University’s opening convocation took place at First Presbyterian Church on Florida Avenue, which was quite the change from holding the services at the campus’ chapel. After the traditional processional, interim president Dr. Richard Ray welcomed students, faculty, and staff…
Fall is right around the corner here at King University. Soon leaves will be turning and crisp winds will start to wisp across campus. The month of October is always a magical one, not just because of the change in weather, but the holiday it brings, Halloween. Here at The Kayseean we plan to join in on the Halloween fun.
Every year on September 11th, Americans across the nation pause to reflect and remember the 2,753 lives lost on that day. It’s been 20 years since that horrific day and for us Americans it’s a day that none have forgotten. Many in the community have hosted events in hopes of honoring the lives lost, such as running a 5K to raise money to help veterans in need, or stair climbs that symbolize the number of flights climbed by the firefights in the towers.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, ETSU’s ROTC Buc Battalion partnered with the Stop Soldier Suicide organization to raise money to help service members in need. The event was hosted by VetFest, an annual festival held in Whitehall Delaware that is filled with music, food, and laughter, where all the proceeds collected from VetFest go directly to Stop Soldier Suicide. ETSU ROTC had over 110 participants and raised a total of $4,300 for the Stop Soldier Suicide charity.
Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion is an annual music festival celebrating Bristol’s country music heritage stemming from the 1927 Bristol Sessions, the origin of country music. This year marked the festival’s 20th anniversary of bringing together a wide range of music lovers to enjoy genres from Americana to Bluegrass to Indie and Folk and everything in between.
On November 23, the Digital Media Art & Design program held their annual Help Portrait event in the Bristol Public Library. Each year they provide high quality photos to families who may not be able to afford them. Many of the families who come have come consistently for several years, and often look forward to the event…
*Republished from the September 2015 issue of The Kayseean