Celebrate King's Week

March 13-18, 2017
The King’s University campus is preparing for an entire week of celebrations. It’s all about highlighting the very best and brightest parts of King's identity, showing our school spirit, and taking pride in our community's unique origins and traditions. Celebrate King’s Week is also an excellent opportunity to remind ourselves that this university could not exist without the Lord’s providence and the support of those who believe in equipping agents of renewal and reconciliation in our world. Whether you are alumni, students, staff, faculty, or supporters, this annual event reminds us of all those reasons to rejoice, because at our core we know that King’s is unlike any other post-secondary institution--it’s our community and our legacy!

Throughout the week’s festivities, King’s will be highlighting the unfolding story of our beloved institution. There is plenty to celebrate from the past and the founders that inspired our inception, to the present milestones and community achievement, and on to our dreams for a faithful future 50 or 100 years from now. If you want to share your King’s story, please contact alumni@kingsu.ca or 780.465.8318 for opportunities to be involved in Celebrate King’s Week 2017.

Sale on All King’s Gear & Apparel
March 1-31

Starting March 1st, The King’s Bookstore will be hosting a sale on all items featuring the King’s logo. With discounts up to 20%, it's the perfect opportunity to stock up on hats, hoodies, yoga pants, coffee mugs, and more from your alma mater. You’ll show the world your true King’s colours and school spirit with the latest designs as well as classic varsity apparel. Go Eagles!

Surprise Snacks
March 13-17
Heading into midterm season, the dedicated staff at King’s would like to thank students for choosing to study here. Of all the options for post-secondary education, many of our students sacrifice a lot to attend King’s, and that is worth celebrating. Our goal is to make their day a little sweeter by surprising students with tasty treats at random times and locations throughout the week. It’s a small gesture to demonstrate our love and appreciation for our hard-working students. If it wasn’t for them, King’s wouldn’t exist!

If there is a particular student you know could use an extra special surprise, consider sending them a Student Care Package. Whether it’s fresh cookies, a coffee card, or study supplies, you can brighten a student’s day and encourage them to finish the semester strong.

Founders Day
March 14, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"The story of The King’s University started long before 1979. It is striking to read the names of all who were involved in the long process that led to the opening of King’s. They were many. They held an array of viewpoints. A growing number of them became stakeholders in the establishment of the [university], nothing could permanently stand in the way. They were – and in many instances still are – the “Torchbearers for the King” remembered in this book.” – President Emeritus Sidney DeWaal, in his preface to “Torchbearers for the King” (2004) by Harry Cook and William VandenBorn.

Tuesday is all about celebrating our founding story with a throwback to the people who made this place possible. Festivities include featuring archived photos from the early days of King’s, sharing excerpts from our history, and highlighting the Dutch heritage held by many of our passionate founders. It’s a day for nostalgia and a little indulgence as we serve up authentic Dutch stroopwafels made fresh and on-site by our friends at Double Dutch Treats & Meats. These delightful “syrup waffles” will be available by donation towards the King’s Green Wall Project, so stay tuned for their surprise location on campus from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Alumni Chapel
March 15 – 11 a.m.
Join us on campus for Chapel from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This special service leading up to Easter will also feature some talented alumni musicians and worship leaders. Our special guests will invite us to remember what a privilege it is to praise our Lord as one community and pursue His Kingdom wherever life takes us following graduation.

Last Lecture
March 15 – 6:30 p.m.
Last Lecture is an opportunity for graduating students from The King's University to get together, enjoy their favourite foods, and reflect on the many lessons learned as an undergrad. Students vote on a faculty speaker to impart some last-minute words of wisdom, the Derrick Timmermans Memorial Award recipient is announced, and a student-selected faculty panel answer questions from the audience. Graduating representatives from the Students' Association also offer their thoughts on what it means to become alumni and share some memorable moments from the last four years.

This is a free event for all King's students intending to graduate in 2017. Please RSVP online through thekingsu.eventbrite.ca. Last Lecture promises to be an evening of laughter, nostalgia, and dreaming of what life will be like post graduation.

Show Your King's Colours
March 16
All day Thursday we encourage everyone on campus to colour-coordinate! It’s an opportunity to show off our school pride by sporting our King’s apparel or by wearing the colour blue. Izzy the Eagle and the King’s paparazzi will be out and about to snap photos and award prizes to the best dressed. Alumni and friends of King’s can also participate from afar. Simply post a selfie on social media featuring your new or vintage King’s gear and tag The King’s University Alumni on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Prizes and our exclusive alumni socks can be mailed straight to your door.

My Dreams for King's
March 16
Over the last year, we have been gathering input and dreaming of the possibilities for King’s over the next 50 to 100 years. Through the generous support of The King’s University Foundation, designs are taking shape for our Campus Master Plan that could accommodate double or triple the current student population as well as introduce new programs and services. These are only some of the aspirations we have for this university. What is your hope for the future? Take a moment to reflect on Celebrate King’s Week 2057 or 2117. What goals and milestones will we be celebrating then? Share your dreams for King’s right now!

Donor Appreciation Evening
March 17 – 6:30 p.m.
Our supporting community have made possible the mission and vision of The King's University. This evening is one way to convey our gratitude through fellowship and sharing first-hand impact stories. As part of our Story Slam competition, storytellers are given five minutes to recount their compelling King's experience and audience members will judge each contestant. The theme for our stories will be "Who Knew?" If you have a story to share and would like to compete, please contact alumni@kingsu.ca or 780.465.8318 to be considered. The most engaging storyteller will go home with an Apple iPad courtesy of Alumni Relations.

Please RSVP for this free event online at thekingsu.eventbrite.ca or by phone 1-800-661-8582 option 4. Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers, punch, coffee, and dessert. Wine will also be available for purchase.

Kids @ King's
March 18 – 9:30 a.m.
The King's University invites your child to earn their degree in one day! Sign up for a morning of kid-sized King’s classes to learn about the wonders of science, art, literature, and much more. Share your own favourite King's experiences with your children, connect with fellow alumni and favourite professors, and keep an eye out for changes on campus since your last visit. 

Each Kids @ King's student will choose to enrol in three "elective" classes with a variety of engaging activities and come together for our world-famous Chemistry Magic Show. Parents, grandparents, and guardians accompany their students as they get a sneak peek at life as a university student. "Tuition" is $18/student (aged 5-10) and $10 for children under five. Registration includes lunch for each student and their chaperone, featuring classic university student meal options. President Melanie J. Humphreys hosts our mini graduation ceremony complete with a degree parchment and the opportunity to dress up in the official cap and gown for a commemorative photo. 

To register, please visit thekingsu.eventbrite.ca. Space is limited so register online as soon as possible. For more information on “scholarships” to subsidize the cost of participation, contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@kingsu.ca or 780.465.8318.