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Homecoming 2019: 80 Years Established, 20 Years Renewed

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The King's College

56 Broadway

New York, NY 10004

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We are pleased to invite alumni of The King's College and Northeastern Bible College to Homecoming 2019. Join President Tim Gibson, the alumni association, faculty, fellow alumni, and current students at multiple events and outings to celebrate 80 years established and 20 years renewed in New York City.


Schedule

Friday, October 25

WELCOME RECEPTION
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Student Union
Enjoy alumni fellowship and reconnection as we kick off Homecoming with desserts and beverages.

CITY EXCURSIONS
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM | Various Locations
For just $30, choose between a private museum tour with Dr. Henry Bleattler and a Broadway show. Excursion groups depart at 7:00 PM sharp.

For all those not attending an excursion, the Student Union reception will remain open until 9:00 PM.



Saturday, October 26

BREAKFAST WITH STUDENTS
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Lobby
Start your morning with a full breakfast while connecting with current students. Campus tours are also available at this time.

PUBLIC READING OF SCRIPTURE & WORSHIP
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM | City Room
Hear testimonies from President and Nancy Gibson, experience the Public Reading of Scripture, and join in worship led by our student worship band, Refuge.


COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH FACULTY
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM | Various Locations
Grab a coffee and gather with current King's faculty to discuss relevant cultural topics. Topics vary and will be released in October.

AWARDS LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS: "WAR, FRIENDSHIP, AND IMAGINATION"
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | City Room
Celebrate alumni award recipients while hearing a College update from President Tim Gibson and a keynote address from Dr. Joseph Loconte, newly minted Senior Fellow in Christianity and Culture at King's. Dr. Loconte will explore how the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien restored the concepts of heroism, virtue, and faith in an age of moral and spiritual darkness.





About Dr. Joseph Loconte

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of History and Senior Fellow in Christianity and Culture at The King’s College in New York City, where he teaches courses on Western Civilization, U.S. Foreign Policy, and International Human Rights. He previously served as a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Loconte was named a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. From 1999 to 2006, Dr. Loconte held the first chair in religion and civil society as the William E. Simon Fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

Dr. Loconte has been a frequent contributor to print and broadcast media. For 10 years he was a regular commentator on religion and the public square for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” His other media appearances include the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. His commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the Times of London, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, the New Republic, the American Interest, the National Interest,National Review, and Books and Culture. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and the London-based Standpoint, and serves as a Senior Editor at Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy.

Dr. Loconte is the author of several books, including: the New York Times bestseller A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918 (HarperCollins 2015); God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West (Lexington Press, 2014); The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt (Thomas Nelson, 2012); and The End of Illusions: Religious Leaders Confront Hitler’s Gathering Storm (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004). He is currently at work on a documentary film based on his book A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War. The trailer for the film series can be found at hobbitwardrobe.com.

Dr. Loconte has a master’s degree from Wheaton College and earned his PhD in history at King’s College London, University of London. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he divides his time between New York City and Washington, D.C.




Tickets & Pricing

Tickets are free for the Alumni Welcome Reception and $30 for the City Excursion on Friday. Tickets for the Saturday programs are $30. While there is no programming for children during Homecoming, those under 16 years of age may register to attend all events for free, excluding city excursions. Ticket sales end October 23.

*Due to price and capacity, child admission is not permitted on the City Excursions.


Directions

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Accommodations

Reserve a room at the Holiday Inn – Financial District October 25 through October 27 with a discounted rate of $209/nightly for single rooms and $229/nightly for double rooms. Book rooms online or by calling 855-914-1383. Rooms will be released and prices will increase to “Best Available” on September 25, 2019. Use Group Code: “KHW.”

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Not able to join us in New York City?

Those unable to join Homecoming in New York City are invited to watch the State of the College using the video link included in the November issue of the alumni newsletter.




For over 80 years, The King’s College has educated young leaders to integrate their faith, ethics, and morality seamlessly into their lives and careers. The only traditional Christian liberal arts college or university located in the heart of New York City, King’s prepares students for principled leadership around the world. Visit www.tkc.edu for more information or request a personalized visit by calling 888-969-7200.

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