As the economic downturn spreads, there are many news stories about universities instituting hiring freezes, reducing services, and otherwise compromising the quality of education that they provide. I am writing to assure you that The King’s College remains committed to providing your sons and daughters a truly exceptional education, marked by personalized attention and guidance, close faculty-student interactions, rigorous academics focused on big ideas, individual advising for future employment, a full program of varsity and intramural athletics, and a rich array of internships and cross-cultural ventures.
In contrast to many of our peers, King’s remains strong. Of course the College is affected by the economy, but our operating funds are secure, our debt exposure is under control, and as you may know, we have raised $16 million toward or campaign goal of $25 million.
Another sign of our stability is new student enrollment. We expect an all-time record number of incoming students this fall, growing the student body to 600 students.
I am proud to report that the faculty continues to earn national recognition through publishing books and articles. A few examples: Dr. Anthony Bradley published a compilation of essays entitled Keep Your Head Up: America’s New Black Christian Leaders; Social Consciousness; and the Cosby Conversation, Dr. Joseph Loconte recently published The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt, Dr. Andrew Johnson published Getting It Wrong: A Biblical Theology of Knowing and Error, Dr. David Corbin published Keeping Our Republic: Principles for a Political Reformation, Dr. David Innes published Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, and the list goes on.
As the economic situation develops, we will proceed prudently, working to ensure the continued strength of The King’s College by focusing on student success and achievement. All decisions are driven by that commitment. Accordingly, we pledge to continue providing an outstanding education to each and every student.
Vice President For Student Life
The King's College
Born into slavery in 1797, Isabella Baumfree went on to become a prominent abolitionist and women’s rights activist. More well-known by her self-given name, Sojourner Truth, she modeled Christian leadership and is the namesake for The House of Sojourner Truth. Today, the House of Truth is carrying out Sojourner Truth’s vision by working to end the sex slavery trade.
Though official estimates by UNICEF place the number of sex slaves today as high as 1.75 million, many Americans remain unaware of the issue. Chelsey Lamwatt, a Media, Culture, & the Arts major from Florida, and the current President of the House of Truth, said, “We hear stories of sex slavery happening overseas, but people are at risk here in the U.S.A. as well.”
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The Searchers Book Give-Away!
To help promote the launch of Dr. Joseph Loconte's new book The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley Doubt, the Office of Institutional Advancement is giving away five copies!
To enter the contest, simply click on the image and click the "Like" button on The King's College Facebook page. Everyone who likes the page between Monday (6/4) and Friday (6/8) will be entered to win. The five winners will be announced on Friday and contacted by Advancement for mailing information.
Please help the effort by participating!
International Ventures Take Flight
This summer, four teams comprised of staff, faculty, alumni, and students of The King’s College will depart New York City for foreign lands as part of the College’s International Ventures Program. The teams, three of which have already departed, are visiting China, Turkey, Israel, and Uganda with the mission of exploring the defining economic, cultural, and religious issues of their region.
During their time abroad, participants in the International Ventures program will give presentations, debate great ideas with international students, and hold discussions on the critical issues facing their respective regions.
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King's Student Takes on Abortion
For many Christian college students in America, the study of economic and social policy is largely confined to the classroom. But every semester at The King’s College, students like Joshua Craddock (PPE ‘14, pictured right) prove that New York City is an exciting environment for ambitious Christians. Craddock’s passion for the pro-life movement led him to work at the United Nations, where he has organized an international pro-life summit for pro-life leaders.
Craddock’s involvement with the pro-life movement started when he was young. He first worked with an educational outreach program called “Justice For All,” which facilitates discussion on abortion at college campuses. During Colorado’s first ballot initiative campaign for life in 2008, Craddock began work with Personhood USA. His work included circulating petitions and collecting signatures for amendments that would define personhood as beginning at conception.
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Please continue to join us in prayer for the following the in the month of June...
For the Administration:
Please be in prayer for the Administration of the College as they conduct the move to the Financial District, and specifically the Operations Team. The move will require detailed planning and "all hands on deck" when the time comes. Please pray for grace in the moving process and for a smooth transition throughout the summer.
For International Ventures teams:
Forty students have departed for Turkey, China, Israel and Uganda to engage top students in these countries, and to grapple with the issues shaping these regions. Please pray for safe travel and health for these students, faculty, and staff. Most importantly, pray that our students would be winsome in communicating truth and exchanging academically accross cultures.
For Graduating Students:
Pray for graduating seniors as they seek out jobs and other next steps. Pray that they would have peace in the process of interviewing and decision-making. Pray also that they will see God’s provision in the coming months through jobs, churches, and new friendships.
As always, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments email@example.com