February is a significant month for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it’s known as the month of love since Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th. The second thing February is known for is Black History Month as we celebrate the achievements of and recognize the role of African-Americans in U.S. history.
*Republished from the February 2017 issue of The Kayseean
Sydney Bailey is an upcoming student lecturer, who will be presenting her lecture “A Three Stranded Cord: The Integration of Faith, Compassion, and Medicine.” The opportunity for students to express their own ideas and also show their knowledge and how much they’ve learnt on their chosen topic through student lectures has been a long-held tradition at King since the 1960s.
Tyler Feaster is a senior majoring in Digital Media Art & Design (DMAD) at King University and graduating this winter. In order to receive a diploma in this program, she presented her capstone exhibition featuring photography and graphic design primarily consisting of the women’s soccer team, of which Feaster is a member. Her work was composed of portraits, with information on each of the soccer players, depicting their jersey number, achievements, and stats for the year. The exhibition was held in the TV Lounge on the evening of Friday, December 3rd. This was a public event, and all were encouraged to attend; and in addition to the exhibition itself, refreshments were also provided.
Kendall Morrison was elected as the President of the Student Government Association (SGA) last spring and has based a large part of her platform on bringing together the King and Bristol communities. One of the projects that she is organizing is King’s participation in an Angel Tree program this coming winter. The program anonymously gifts Christmas presents to families in need. Morrison notes, “My biggest goal is to help King become more involved in the community, rather than just being another college that brings students to town.”
Named in homage to Jack E. Snider, the Snider Honors Program has been an establishment at King University since 2004. Since its creation, the program has been a unified community of scholars that works with students dedicated to their educational growth and development; indeed, those who graduate as Snider Honors Fellows have a history of success in their individual fields.
Elected the President of Women in STEM in the Spring of 2020, Alex Svetlik took the lead of the largest club on campus at a chaotic time in King’s history. Despite some of the technical challenges that clubs, and other social organizations have faced, Svetlik has kept Women in STEM active both on campus and in the Bristol community.
Over the summer, we saw massive public outcry to put an end to police brutality. These demonstrations across the country, and the globe, were, on the surface, in response to the murder of George Floyd, an African American man who was killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin in Minnesota. But really, these demonstrations were a response to the systematic mistreatment and abuse of Black Americans and people of color in general by individuals who are appointed to protect and serve but instead are doing the exact opposite.