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Literary Theory leads to Career at Facebook

Literary Theory leads to Career at Facebook

Posted on: Jan 18, 2019

By Dr. Arlette zinck, Dean of Arts What does studying rhetoric and the world’s largest social media platform have in common? King’s graduate Jeana Ridley talks about career success and the liberal…

Q&A with Brittany Smith, Residence Life Coordinator building a community

Q&A with Brittany Smith, Residence Life Coordinator building a community

Posted on: Dec 14, 2018

How would you describe your job? It’s about creating and building community for students living in residence. I think about it as facilitating student leadership, training, and ongoing mentorship and…

King's students join the search for reusable rubber

King's students join the search for reusable rubber

Posted on: Nov 14, 2018

Around the world, one billion tires wear out each year. Many are recycled, but through a mechanical process that turns them into other products, such as playground surfaces. If rubber could be chemically…

Playing Jesus: King's faculty members and the Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Playing Jesus: King's faculty members and the Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Posted on: Nov 14, 2018

In the heart of the Alberta Badlands, amidst sweeping dunes and famous dinosaur digs, Canada’s largest outdoor stage hosts a production of the greatest story in history: the life, death, and resurrection of…

To the Netherlands, with song

To the Netherlands, with song

Posted on: Nov 06, 2018

For the first time ever, singers from all three King’s University choirs toured together this summer, traveling to the Netherlands in May to give 10 concerts in two weeks. (Previous international tours,…

More than music: Birdsong and it's meaning

More than music: Birdsong and it's meaning

Posted on: Nov 04, 2018

Picture this: you’re walking through a quiet forest one warm summer evening – the air is sweet and fresh, a gentle breeze ruffles through your hair. You hear the sound of birds gently chirping somewhere…

Lady Flower Gardens: Dancing with diversity

Lady Flower Gardens: Dancing with diversity

Posted on: Apr 17, 2018

Lady Flower Gardens' dance with the King's Community Engaged Research (CER) team began when student Abbigail Hofstede got to know Doug Visser while both were on a Micah Centre learning tour to Quest Mexico.…

Q & A with Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning

Q & A with Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning

Posted on: Apr 12, 2018

Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning is the new Micah Centre Program Director, taking over Roy Berkenboch's retirement.What's your King's history?I graduated from King's in 2005. I started with an English major…

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta: Measuring what works

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta: Measuring what works

Posted on: Apr 09, 2018

What does research tell us about reducing the shame and stigma that often accompany eating disorders? That's the question psychology student Milena Miller tackled for her community partner, the Eating…

Community Engaged Research: Dancing to the client's tune

Community Engaged Research: Dancing to the client's tune

Posted on: Apr 05, 2018

"It's quite a dance." That's how Laura Rogers, Coordinator of Community Engaged Research (CER) at King's, describes the art of turning a need expressed by a community agency into a purposeful research…

Retirement tribute: Irene Vanderkloet

Retirement tribute: Irene Vanderkloet

Posted on: Apr 03, 2018

The King's University's second-longest serving full-time employee has retired. After coming to King's for a temporary three-week position to help manage receipts for a Spring Drive fundraising campaign,…

Downtown forum explores secrets to business success

Downtown forum explores secrets to business success

Posted on: Apr 03, 2018

It was one of those evenings when one could happily resort to a business-world cliché: a win-win deal.There were winning smiles all around January 18 as the Leder School of Business at The King’s University…

Q & A with Jodi Lammiman, Community Wellness Coordinator

Q & A with Jodi Lammiman, Community Wellness Coordinator

Posted on: Mar 29, 2018

Jodi Lammiman is the new Community Wellness Coordinator for King's. This position was paid for by the Government of Alberta to support mental health programs. How would you describe your job? I would…

A Promising Future: Funding a vision for The King's University

A Promising Future: Funding a vision for The King's University

Posted on: Mar 28, 2018

“Never lose sight of your dreams.” It’s advice older folks like to share with the younger generation. The King’s University is still young as a post-secondary institution and hasn’t lost sight…

Discovering wildlife in the Beaver Hills

Discovering wildlife in the Beaver Hills

Posted on: Nov 24, 2017

The dozen in-progress research studies listed on Dr. Darcy Visscher’s office whiteboard reflect an ecologist’s delight in uncovering how we as humans shape the behaviour of the wolves, elk, coyotes,…

Teachers shaping teachers

Teachers shaping teachers

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017

The King’s University Education program welcomed over 35 principals, teachers, and administrators to campus to connect with King’s second-year education students on Friday, September 29.The buzzing…

Tree-planting prof takes the lead in community engagement

Tree-planting prof takes the lead in community engagement

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017

Who knew that a crooked pine tree growing in the cracks of Alberta’s foothills would prove to be the perfect metaphor for The King’s University? Dr. Vern Peters smiles and shakes his head when he…

Retirement tribute: Wendy Vanderwel

Retirement tribute: Wendy Vanderwel

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017

Wendy Vanderwel came to King's in 1986 as a sessional instructor, becoming a part-time lab instructor in 1994 and a full-time instructor in 1998. She retired this fall after working with her successor,…

Q&A with the humans of the King's U pup

Q&A with the humans of the King's U pup

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017

Q: Hi, Alison! Introduce us to your role.I'm the Residence Life Coordinator. I cover everything from administrative residence application to crisis management in the rez and disciplinary stuff. This is…

Futsal comes to King's

Futsal comes to King's

Posted on: Mar 31, 2017

King's recently completed its first year of competition in futsal in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), which offered a new opportunity for Eagles student-athletes to compete almost year-round.…