The season is expected to last till early April. There will be games every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 and 9 pm in the old gymnasium. The teams will be split up of 6 teams consisting of 6 players each.
Wet field conditions following rain earlier in the day forced the Johnson University Baseball team to seek alternative options for practice Thursday.
The team split into two groups, with pitchers throwing bullpens, and the rest of the team getting tee work in the batting cage.
Johnson University’s Tennessee campus held its first career fairs this past Friday. The event took place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and hosted up to 31 different organizations. These organizations ranged from being locally based or in the greater Knoxville area to stateside and abroad. These companies varied in their appearance and purpose, some of which were fellow universities with extensive graduate school programs. The event had been organized and planed by the Career Services Office and the Department of Student life. The Office was designed to help students through various activities find the right career path. Kara Smith, a senior studying in the counseling program, attended the fair and gave her input about the event.
A new form of social media has become a controversial topic at Johnson University. Yik Yak, an app for smartphones, which allows members to post anything they want anonymously, has begun a rift in opinions of the students and staff of the University. While some think it is a fun way to express their selves, others have deemed it a new way to bully, bash and speak unkindly about fellow classmates.
Members of the International Justice Mission Chapter at Johnson University plan to host an event again this year called Day of Chains. The event is meant to spread awareness of the growing issue of modern day slavery in all of its forms. Students both run the operation and participate by carrying real and rather large chains around a path to pray for the enslaved around the world.
Water Angels is a homeless ministry that takes in people, shows them the love of Christ and provides the resources for them to change their lives. Stephanie Mitchum gave the background of the organization, and Sam Burgin and Nellie Crothet shared their testimonies of how Water Angels helped them find Christ.
The fifth annual K day of service, put on by Johnson University, happened on Sept. 17. Students fanned out across the greater Knoxville area to participate in various service projects, such as painting houses, and helping out at food pantries. Both the students, the community were impacted in a good way by this event
For two months out of the summer break two Johnson Students worked internships with a mission organization located in Houston. Both women were able to work with refugees, from various countries, to help them learn English. They also learned a lot about their culture and people. They learned shocking truths about the plight of the refugee, and how the refugee housing system works in the United States. Both received a deeper look into the shoes of people fleeing or their lives, and how difficult it can be to live in a foreign land.