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BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 18, 2015 – Students, family, alumni, and friends are all invited
to be a part of King’s Family Weekend 2015 celebration. The three-day event, which
runs from Oct. 2-4, allows current students the opportunity to spend time with their
families, gives prospective students a chance to tour the campus, and provides alumni
the chance to reminisce and reconnect.
“Family Weekend is a great time for parents and loved ones to come to campus and spend
time with their student while enjoying an array of fun events and activities. We love
having families on campus and look forward to Family Weekend, Oct. 2-4, 2015,” said
Matt Peltier, Ph.D., dean of students. “Family support is a key part of student success,
and Family Weekend represents a dedicated time where we invite families to visit the
campus, enjoy fun events, and spend some quality time with their student.”
The weekend will kick off with the women’s volleyball game Friday, Oct.2, at 7 p.m.
in the Student Center Complex against rival Emmanuel College. Other weekend athletic
events include the King Cycling Mountain Bike Race, women’s soccer vs. Mt. Olive,
women’s volleyball taking on Erskine College, Tornado baseball scrimmage, and men’s
soccer vs. Mt. Olive.
Families will also enjoy the Theatre Department’s production of “Shakespeare the King,”
at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday evenings. The comedy merges several of the
greatest works of Shakespeare, including “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “Othello,” “Twelfth
Night,” “Pericles,” “As You Like It,” and “The Tempest,” with the modern world of
video games, specifically Super Mario.
Other events include breakfast with the University Administrators and Academic Showcase,
cookout, and an ice cream social, along with SLACK (Student Life Activities Committee
at King) Roaming Performers. Additionally, students and their families can explore
downtown Bristol and all it has to offer.
“King University and Believe in Bristol are partnering again to showcase downtown
Bristol, Tenn., and Bristol Va., area attractions to King University’s students’ families,”
said Emily Loudon director of Student Life at King University. “We have a truly unique
downtown filled with restaurants, shops, and attractions, and family weekend is a
great time for families to explore downtown Bristol.”
Families visiting during Family Weekend may wish to help support the King student’s
service project, “Coats for Kids,” by bringing with them donations of new or gently
used coats. The coats are selected by area children who are in need of a coat to keep
them warm throughout the winter months. Last year, during the 15th annual “Coats for Kids” event, more than 250 children benefited from the coat drive.
“We anticipate we will exceed that number this year. Our hope is that every child
in our region who needs a coat – has one,” said Julie McReynolds, assistant dean for
student engagement at King.
For more information contact the Office of Student Affairs at 423.652.4740. Find out
more about Family Weekend 2015 at http://familyweekend.king.edu.
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in
1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional
degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health
sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business
administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning
opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA
Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information
about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV
certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community
College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.