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King University Alumni Hiking Event set for Roan Mountain, TN June 13-14
King University alumni will continue hiking the Appalachian Trail on the fourth alumni hike of 2015. On June 13-14, alumni are invited to enjoy a two-day, 13.5-mile hike from Carvers Gap to Hwy 19-E, in Roan Mountain, Tenn.
Nashville Sounds Baseball Game Site of June 16 King University Alumni Gathering
King University alumni are invited to reconnect on Tuesday, June 16 beginning at 6 p.m. for food and fun at the Nashville Sounds baseball game in Nashville, Tenn.
Registration Open for 2015 King University Golf Tournament
On Monday, June 8, 2015, King University will host its 2015 Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Bristol, in Bristol, Tenn. The event will get underway with check in at 8 a.m. and a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
King University’s Dept. of Philosophy & Religion Launches King Summer Institute of Global Studies for High School Juniors and Seniors
Applications are now being accepted for 25 rising high school juniors and seniors to become the first participants in the inaugural King Summer Institute of Global Studies.
Coach Ryan Booher sets the Stage for Men’s Volleyball
Ryan Booher enters his sixth season at the helm of the men’s volleyball program, trying to guide the Tornado to their first post-season appearance in three years.
College Dream Winner Daniel Thomas’ Combination of King Business Degree and Pastoring leads to Increased Community Engagement
At the urging of his wife, Tia, Daniel Thomas applied for the College Dream Scholarship contest. Not thinking he would have a chance to win, Thomas was in shock when his name was called as the winner and recipient of a full scholarship to King.

King University Alumni Events Planned for 2015

King University’s Alumni Relations Office is excited to announce a series of upcoming alumni events beginning February. These gatherings will allow King alumni and friends to visit and reconnect while enjoying a variety of fun activities.

Coach Josh Thompson Talks Tornado Women’s Basketball
For this edition of eTornado, we talked with King University head women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson about the student-athletes he coaches, and why he thinks King sets itself apart from other schools in the region.
King Alumna Sarah Bird Ordained as Presbyterian Minister
Glade Spring, Va., native Sarah Bird always loved the church and knew it would be significant in her life. On Oct. 19, 2014, Bird was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Dogwood Sculpture Donated to King University in Memory of Alumnus Max Weaver
With a chill in the air, family members of the late Max Weaver gathered at Nicewonder Hall on the main campus of King University on Oct. 22 for the installation of a unique sculpture with special meaning.
Remembering Dale Brown
When we talked about teaching, Dale Brown liked to quote his friend and mentor Frederick Buechner: “I have always believed, it is not so much their subjects that the great teachers teach as it is themselves …  it is they themselves who leave the deeper mark” (Now and Then, p. 12).
King University Alumni Event in Atlanta Planned for Nov. 8
King University alumni are invited to gather and connect in Atlanta, GA., on Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m. for great food at the world famous Varsity followed by a visit to the Georgia Aquarium at 1:00 p.m.
King University Alumnus Michael Webb Named Alumni Relations Director
King University had been a part of Michael Webb’s life since 2004 when he came to King as a freshman. Now, in 2014, Webb has been named the director of alumni relations for the University.
Dogwood Weekend Moving to April 10-12, 2015
King University’s annual Dogwood Weekend is moving, but only slightly. The 89th Dogwood Weekend was originally scheduled for the weekend of April 17-19, and is being moved back to April 10-12.
King University Welcomes New Chaplain Brian Alderman
The Rev. Dr. Brian Alderman has joined the King University community and will serve in the role of chaplain and professor of Philosophy and Religion.
King University Gathering Planned for Rhythm & Roots Reunion Sept. 19-20
Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion will be the site of a social networking event for the King University community. Discounted passes are available through King.
Tornado Anticipate Great Fall Athletic Season
King University is set for another great fall athletically as the Tornado try to capture their third straight women’s cross country Conference Carolinas title and second straight in women’s volleyball.
Annual Alumni Award Winners Announced During Dogwood
Please congratulate the 2014 Alumni Award Winners announced during Dogwood Weekend 2014. 
Your Vote Can Help King Win $5,000 for the Annual Fund for Scholarships & Programs
King needs your vote! First Tennessee Bank is turning 150 on March 25, 2014. To celebrate, they are going to give away $5,000 a day to eligible nonprofit organizations.
Tornado to take on Carson-Newman at Smokies Baseball Park in Kodak, Tenn. April 2
On Wednesday, April 2, King University Tornado baseball will take on Carson-Newman Eagles at 7 p.m. at the Smokies Baseball Park located at 3540 Line Drive in Kodak, Tenn.
King University to Host Graduate and Professional Studies Information Sessions
King University will host information sessions for Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) degree options for adult learners.
King University Interim President Has Long Association with School
King University Interim President Dr. Richard A. Ray has a long history of contribution and support of King. Dr. Ray was named Interim President Feb. 14, and has begun introducing himself to the King system.
Answering The Call: Strangs and Arndts Embark on Mission to the Maasai After Year-Long Planning
Later this year, Fred Foy and Cecily Strang, along with two King alumni, Chase (’08) and Audrey (Moore) Arndt (’11), will join together in enacting this vision as they answer the call and embark on a 3 1/2 year missionary deployment in an underserved area of East Africa.
King University Announces Graduate, Professional Studies & Online Degree Offerings for Summer 2014
This summer, working adults in Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will have the opportunity to complete their associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree from King University. Applications are now being accepted for summer enrollment. 
Sports Illustrated Writer to Speak at King University
You are invited to spend an evening with Sports Illustrated Sportswriter and Commentator Frank Deford. Deford will give a lecture entitled “Sports: The Hype and the Hypocrisy” during a fundraising event for King University’s Annual Fund for Scholarships & Programs.
King University Joins East Tennessee Economic Council
King University has joined the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC). ETEC is an organization comprised of private businesses, government entities and other local economic development groups...
Alumnus and Star of Film, Television, and Theatre Cylk Cozart Speaks at King
One of Kings own returned to campus last week. While at King University on Nov. 6, actor, producer, director, and alumnus Cylk Cozart spoke at the University’s President’s Roundtable Breakfast.
King University Announces Spring 2014 Graduate, Professional Studies & Online Degree Offerings
This spring, working adults in Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will have the opportunity to complete their associate, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree from King University.
Author & King Alumnus Ron Pierce Offers Free e-Copy of New Novel for Four Days Oct. 18-21
King University alumnus Ron Pierce has published his first novel, “Finding Adulthood” and is offering it free to the King community for four days on Oct. 18-21 at
King’s Radio Theatre Troupe Presents “The Hitch-Hiker and Other Chilling Tales” Oct. 18-19 at Theatre Bristol Artspace
The Twin City Radio Theatre Troupe of King University’s Theatre Department will treat audiences to a trio of mystery themed dramas from the golden age of radio.
King University Now Collecting “Coats for Kids”
King University is now collecting children’s winter coats for the College’s 14th annual “Coats for Kids” Day which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26.
National Security Council Representative’s Visit Focuses on Federal Career Opportunities and Public Service
Federal career opportunities and public service were the hot topic on campus at King University on Monday, Sept. 30. 
King University Student Seizes Opportunity to Participate in Genetic Counseling Internship at Northwestern University
Internships and job shadowing opportunities in the field of genetic counseling are rare. Although this medical field has been around since the early 1970s, there are only 30 master’s programs in the United States training genetic counselors.
King’s Academic Center for Excellence Adds New Smarthinking Service
Locating assistance for that challenging class just got easier.  King University’s Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) has added a new service to its already stellar lineup.
King University Named “A Best in the Southeast” College by The Princeton Review on its Website Feature: “2014 Best Colleges: Region By Region”
For the 10th consecutive year, King University has been named one of the “Best in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review.
Upcoming Buechner Institute Lecture Series Contemplates Vocation; Adds New Venues
This year, the 2013-2014 Buechner (Beek-ner) Institute Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Bristol Herald Courier, will push beyond the idea of a job or career and contemplate “Vocare.”  
Knoxville is Site for King University Weekend Events Aug 9 & 10
King University alumni are invited to a weekend of events in Knoxville, Tenn., beginning on Friday, August 9,with Tennessee Smokies baseball and will continue on Saturday, August 10, with a picnic and more family friendly activities.
King University Adopts Prior Learning Assessment
The faculty at King University gave their approval on Friday, July 26, 2013 to incorporate prior learning assessment (PLA) into the University’s policy.
King Neuroscience Department Represented at 11th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
This spring, two King University seniors and one staff member presented three posters at the 11th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, AD/PD™ 2013.
Collaboration Leads to Presence in Inaugural Edition of Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence
Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis and Katelyn Hodges co-authored an article that was included in the inaugural edition of the Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI).
Making a Difference: King Alumna Bridgett Tsepas Devotes Life to Pediatrics
Bridgett Campbell Tsepas always knew she wanted to work in pediatrics.  While nursing is her career, for Bridgett, it is a calling.   
Stewardship and Spring Break go Hand in Hand at King
For most students, Spring Break is always a time for adventure.  For many King students, this is a time to give back, a time of stewardship.  During Spring Break 2013, 34 students took part in mission trips to Brooklyn, N.Y., Camden, N.J., Bunnell, Fla., and Copán Ruinas, Honduras.
King University Students Honored for Accomplishments and Service
King University held its annual honors convocation on April 29 to honor students for their academic and athletic accomplishments as well as their commitment to community service.
King University Joins Israeli-German led Consortium for Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition
King University has been granted acceptance into the Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition, an Israeli-German led archaeological expedition of the biblical site of Tel Azekah in Israel.
Honors Project Turns into Gatekeeper Trilogy, Second Book in the Series Released
Have you heard of someone writing a novel for their senior Honors project? That is exactly what Ruth Crews (’06) did.  Crews turned that novel into a trilogy and just released the second book in the series.