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King University News :: S.L.A.C.K. Offers Students Late Night Breakfast and New King College Cupcake

Late Night Breakfast has been a King College tradition for 11 years.  This year, however, a few changes are coming to the Exam Break event co-sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and S.L.A.C.K. (Student Life Activities Committee at King). 

The annual event will take place on Dec. 13, beginning at 8:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than before. The new start time will allow additional time for students to make their way through the dining hall serving lines for their first plate of piping hot food. This year’s menu includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, hash brown, potatoes, and biscuits.

“We’re still going to have the normal Late Night Breakfast activities, including games, prizes, and other fun surprises” said Director of Student Life, Emily Loudon. “Another slight change we made this year is that students will have to stay until the end of Late Night Breakfast to receive their annual Christmas gift, as Santa will be bringing gifts with him this year.”

Then, the exam breaks begin. The one hour breaks, sponsored by S.L.A.C.K. allow students to take a break from studying and grab a quick snack before hitting the books again. The breaks will be held during the evenings on Dec 14, and Dec. 16-19, from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. in the dining hall.

Food for the breaks includes sandwiches and chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-A, pizza from Bristol’s Mellow Mushroom, and snacks from new partner Shelbee’s Vintage Café, located on State Street in downtown Bristol.

“We have the usual favorite foods students have enjoyed annually, however, we’re most excited about the cupcake Shelbee’s has created specifically for King,” Loudon said.

S.L.A.C.K. staff member Kelsey Copeland (’13) met with Shelbee’s owners, Carol Johnson and Lisa Woodruff-Somerville, to plan the cupcake for Exam Break. During the meeting, Somerville suggested creating a cupcake in honor of King College.

Named the Twisted Tornado, the cupcake will officially be unveiled during Exam Break on Mon., Dec. 17, and become a permanent item on Shelbee’s menu, which features various flavorful cupcakes and brownies.

“It’s important for me to give back to my community” Somerville said. “We want to show people we care about our community, and selecting a prestigious school like King College to highlight just fit perfectly.”

For Copeland, she’s grateful King is able to partner with Shelbee’s in such a sweet way.  “After eating the cupcake, I hope students will go downtown and support them.  We’ve formed a great relationship with both Carol and Lisa, and hope it will continue for years to come.”

For more information on Late Night Breakfast, Exam Breaks, or S.L.A.C.K, contact Emily Loudon at 423.652.4341 or


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