Andrew Peterson, Covenant’s musical guest at the 2014 Neal Conference, appearing for the first time since performing for the 2009 Neal Conference, is back at Covenant this semester, not just to sing at Scholarship Weekend chapel, but to teach a creative writing class for the English department. Both an accomplished musician and author, Peterson is the 2015 Nick Barker Writer in Residence, a position he is well qualified for as the award-winning author of The Wingfeather Saga, a ten album musical artist, and the founder of Nashville’s Rabbit Room creative community.Read More
To most Covenant students, the words “Rock City” bring up images of strange little gnomes, fascinating rocks, a captivating waterfall, a beautiful view, and probably donuts. Add a new one to the list: fallow deer. Since 2011, fallow deer have abided among the gnomes and tourists at Rock City. This past January, Rock City completed the next phase needed to expand its Fallow Deer Park, a section of land put aside for the population of exotic fallow deer. The new fenced expansion will border the original area, and include more vegetation and space for the herd as it grows.Read More
According to a statement released from the White House website on Jan. 20, President Obama wants to simplify the FAFSA form in order to provide financial aid to more students. Additionally, a bipartisan bill to reduce the application to two questions was presented to Congress on Jan. 7.Read More
Deconstruction of the Art Barn started early this year, and according to Professor of Art Jeff Morton, the steel, windows, and other materials have been ordered, and construction for the new art facility is expected to begin soon. The faculty is expecting to move into the new facility by August of 2015.