The Spring Showcase, hosted by the DMAD (Digital Media Art and Design) program, is an annual juried exhibition that allows students to try out new techniques or subject matter outside the constraints of the assignments for classes. The lack of restrictions allows students to explore new mediums or combine them to create a unique approach. The showcase is competitive in that there is a limit to how many pieces of work can be included in the show. The limit is set at 20 pieces, meaning that not all the work submitted can be exhibited. This is the second year that the showcase has been online due to Covid-19. Before the pandemic, the showcase exhibition took place in person where students printed their work, framed them, and set them up for viewing in the Widener TV Lounge in Maclellan Hall.
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.
Remember receiving a welcome packet after getting accepted to King University? Recently, students in the Multipage Design class, within the Digital Media Art & Design (DMAD) program, got the opportunity to work with the Advancement Office to design digital welcome packets for newly accepted students. This project is an important opportunity to work with an actual client and have their designs used, especially in school.
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.
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.
Rotherwood Mansion, located in Kingsport, TN, was built in 1818, and through its history has accumulated an interesting and supernatural history. The tales of the mansion are riddled with heartbreaking accounts of slavery, a legend of a hound from hell, and many lost souls wandering the grounds even in the afterlife.
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.