Category Archives: Local Schools

Berean Rocky S. Tuan Appointed Vice-Chancellor & President at Chinese University of Hong Kong

Rocky Tuan Vice Chancellor at The Chinese Univeristy Hong Kong

At its meeting held today (July 25, 2017), the Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) unanimously approved the appointment of Professor Rocky S. Tuan, an eminent biomedical scientist, as the eighth Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK. Tuan, a 1972 alumnus of Berea College (Berea, KY), was selected to serve a period of six years beginning January 1, 2018—succeeding Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung, who steps down then to resume his position as Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics, the Faculty of Medicine, CUHK.

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SCIENCE SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS AT BEREA COLLEGE

An 11,000 pound cupola rose more than four stories from ground-level in the construction staging area to its location atop the new Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health building at Berea College.

Personnel from Campbellsville Industries, manufacturers of the custom-designed cupola, and Messer Construction Company, which serve as the general contractors, joined the Berea College capital projects manager Richard Dodd to successfully complete the installation of the new steel and aluminum cupola that is modeled after bell tower on Berea’s historic Phelps Stokes Chapel. The newly-installed cupola measures 33 feet 8 inches tall by 12 feet wide. Continue reading SCIENCE SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS AT BEREA COLLEGE

Madison Central School News

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Upper class-men may pick up schedules, pay school fees and purchase parking passes in the Madison Central High School cafeteria on the following dates:

Drop in between 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Seniors: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Juniors: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Sophomores: Thursday, August 10, 2017

MCHS Freshman Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 10, 2017. Students stay from 4:00-7:00 PM. Students will meet in the cafeteria when they arrive.

Join Spotlight Acting School Today – Ages 4-11 – Disney’s Cinderella Kids

NO AUDITION required for guaranteed participation.
July 8th, 2:00pm


Cinderella Kids Registration
Child’s Age
Child’s Name



Campus: Berea

Ages: 4 – 11

Performances: Sept. 28 – Oct 1 (Blue Group)
Oct. 5-8 (Purple Group)

Rehearsals: Saturday Mornings from 8:30am – 9:45am (Blue Group)
9:45am – 11:00am (Purple Group)
beginning August 5 (See exact calendar here)

Tuition may be paid weekly, monthly or in full.  Cast shirt is included.  Financial aid and discounts are available. Call 859-986-0423 for assistance.  No child will be turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

– Registration fee $25.00 (not eligible for financial aid)
– Costume rental $30.00 (financial aid may be applied)
– Tuition $195.00 ($12 per session. Financial aid may be applied)

Auditions for leading roles also July 8th 2:00pm

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read, sing a solo and learn a dance routine.

Come Celebrate today!

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The end of another season is here, but instead of being sad it is gone, we are happy for having the experience.  Join us as we celebrate our many successes and gather with our friends to look forward to the next exciting season.

Location:  Berea Campus (The Spotlight Playhouse, Churchill’s)

Date: July 8th

Time: 11am-2pm

We will have grills rolling with lots of food, so plan on lunch with us.

Activities for all ages.

Newcomers and guests are welcome.  Shorts tours and informational sessions will be held on a rotating basis for all three hours.

Carol Burnett Show Auditions Tomorrow!

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Listed as the 16th best TV Show of all time, The Carol Burnett Show thrilled audiences for 279 episodes. Carol  Burnett has recently released many of her original skits for licensing and performing.  The Bluegrass Players are excited to perform a collection of these skits in August as the Playhouse’s opening show for the 2017/18 season.

Audition Info:
Who:  Anyone, Age 18+
Where: The Spotlight Playhouse, Churchill’s
When: July 1st, 1:00 pm & July 8th, 10:30 am
Performances: August 25-27 and September 1-2
(Other audition appointments may be arranged.  859-661-0600)

Participants will read from a script and be given an improvisational situation to act out.

 

Berea’s Carillon Concert Series Begins

Berea College’s Summer Series of Carillon Concerts opens with a performance by guest artist Roy Kroesen, carillonneur of the Centralia Carillon (Illinois). The free concert will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm (EST) from the John Courter Carillon at Berea College. Guests unable to attend the concert can watch it live via the livestream link at:

https://livestream.com/accounts/5135608/events/7555784

(Note – if asked for an account, simply create a guest account. There is no fee to watch this event.)

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MONEY RANKS BEREA COLLEGE #1 IN AFFORDABILITY

MONEY Magazine lists Berea College as the country’s most affordable liberal arts college. The No. 1 ranking puts Berea at the top of 50 high-quality private schools that scored well for affordability. The schools on MONEY’s list are judged as providing a great education at an affordable price that helps students launch promising careers.

Berea College puts a high-quality education within reach for those who cannot pay for it. Berea’s no-tuition policy for every student, a Continue reading MONEY RANKS BEREA COLLEGE #1 IN AFFORDABILITY

Auditions Tomorrow – Kids Say the Darndest Things (Ages 4-6)

Kids Say the Darndest Things
We are looking for some very talkative and imaginative children ages 4-6 for our upcoming production of Kids Say the Darndest Things.  Come out and have fun with us July 8th from 11am-2pm.  Lunch is provided.

The Bluegrass Players

Performances will be Aug 25-27 and Sept 1-2.  Only two rehearsals are required.

Ghost Hunt – American Horror Stories Auditions – Ages 11-18

GhostAuditions July 8th, 3:30pm


American Horror Registration
Oldest Students Age
Students Name(s)



Campus: Berea

Ages: 11-18

Performances: Nov 9-12

Rehearsals: Saturday Afternoons from 1:00pm – 3:00pm beginning August 5 (See exact calendar here)

Tuition may be paid weekly, monthly or in full.  Cast shirt is included.  Financial aid and discounts are available. Call 859-986-0423 for assistance.  No child will be turned away, regardless of ability to pay.

– Registration fee $25.00 (not eligible for financial aid)
– Costume rental $30.00 (financial aid may be applied)
– Tuition $195.00 ($10 per session. Financial aid may be applied)

Audition Details: Participants will be expected to cold read, (optional) sing a solo.  This show is not a full musical, but there are some songs.

Charlotte’s Web (Spotlight Players Audition – Ages 18+)

Join the Spotlight Players – Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Troupe for the Fall.  Our first show will be the timeless story, Charlotte’s Web.  Charlotte’s Web in on the required reading list for Kentucky school grades 2 & 3. This delightful musical will perform at the Playhouse on Sept 8-10 then will be available for travel to local elementary schools for daytime performances the following two weeks.  Actors auditioning must have some daytime flexibility.

Audition Info:
Who: Anyone Age 18+
Where: The Spotlight Playhouse
When: Saturday, July 8, 10:00am
(Early auditions can be arranged by appointment 859-661-0600)
Participants will be expected to read and sing a song (if auditioning for a featured singing role).

Charlotte’s Web the Musical was composed by Charles Strouse, whose other works include Annie and Bye Bye Birdie.

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