Connect with King’s at our March Break Workshops!

Looking for something rewarding to do this March Break? Come spend some time with us! From March 8th to 20th, the University of King’s College will host a series of workshops for high school students who are interested in getting to know our campus and community. You can join our King’s Theatrical Society in The Pit for a stage combat workshop, test your media literacy skills in a simulated “truth game” with our journalism professors, unfurl ancient scrolls in our archives, immerse yourself in the world of Renaissance art, or discover your inner Blue Devil in a game with our student athletes! All workshops run from 1 – 2 PM and are open to all high school students.

Schedule:

Wednesday, March 8th | Going Mobile With Video: Visual Storytelling for Journalists

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King’s journalism professor Susan Newhook will show you how your smartphone is a Swiss Army Knife. Learn to use it as a powerful tool to tell stories, and catch attention.

Friday, March 10th | Welcome to (Stage) Fight Club: Presented by the King’s Theatrical Society

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It’s stage combat. Do you need another reason?

Monday, March 13th | The Friendliest Gym in Town: Varsity and Recreational Multisport Hour with King’s Athletes

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We’ll bring the athletes and gear; you bring your game—the gym is yours! For an hour King’s student athletes and coaches will show you the ropes of what it’s like to do sports here, whether that’s hitting the weight room and playing varsity, or showing up for some dodgeball in your jeans.

Monday, March 13th | “Pope Francis Endorses Donald Drumpf for President”: Journalism, Verification, and Media Literacy in 2017

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Director of Kings’ School of Journalism Tim Currie will take you through an interactive workshop on story verification, fact checking, and their crucial importance to journalism. Score some alternative facts and enter the no spin zone.

Wednesday, March 15th | Library Treasures: Exploring the History of Written Culture in the King’s Archives

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University Librarian Jennifer Adams will show you—very carefully!—books and writings from hundreds of years ago (and, in some cases, thousands). Learn about the history of written culture by holding it in your hands—from Ancient manuscripts to 1800s Darwin.

Thursday, March 16th | Taking a Play From the Page to the Stage: Directing Theatre with Dr. Roberta Barker

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With a handful of different dramatic approaches—psychological, physical, absurd, to name a few—direct and act out a piece of theatre in King’s black box theatre, the Pit. Dr. Barker will set you on the course to directing your very own production here at King’s!

Monday, March 20th | Each painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour: Reading and Writing the Renaissance’s Art History

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King’s resident art historian, Dr. Jannette Vusich, will bring you through the galleries of Florence and the halls of the Vatican without ever leaving the room. Learn how to read and write about the paintings—the Mona Lisa, The Birth of Venus—from the best known artistic moment, the Renaissance.

Register now

To register for workshops, please RSVP with Scott Cooper at: scott.cooper@ukings.ca. Include your full name, high school, grade, phone number, and indicate which workshops you’d like to attend.

Tour the campus as well

First time on campus? Round out your day by booking a tour where you’ll attend an information session and lecture, tour our facilities, and enjoy a complimentary lunch in Prince Hall. To book a tour with us, contact Emma Sutro at: emma.sutro@ukings.ca or call 902 422-1271 ext. 103.

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