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The CLIMB – Berea College Athletics

Homecoming 2017 is here! Logan McKenzie punches a first class ticket to D3 Nationals. The Presidents Cup standings after the fall season isn’t as bad for Berea as you may think. Berea men and women’s basketball teams come out firing in their first games. Jamie Boggs joins Nate to discuss UK basketball’s loss, UCLA players busted in Chy-nah, and our favorite homecoming basketball game ever. AD Williams comes on to talk about her comeback season, her injury that sidelined her for a year, her comeback, and the Mountaineer Minute! Have a fun and SAFE Berea College Homecoming!

Mountaineers Defeat Spalding in Season Opener

The men’s basketball team welcomed Spalding University to the Seabury Center for their first home game of the 2017-18 season. Berea was able to maintain the lead for most of the game and in the end defeated the Golden Eagles 68-53.

At half time Berea lead the Golden Eagles 35-27. Freshman Torell Carter led the first half with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Dakota Mays added 10 points in the first half as well. Berea shot 42 percent from the field and committed 8 turnovers in the first half. Continue reading Mountaineers Defeat Spalding in Season Opener

DR. BETH SIMMONS TO SPEAK ON THE FUTURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Beth Simmons

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to hear Dr. Beth Simmons speak about the Future of Human Rights on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

Simmons is a Political Science and Law professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She is best known for her research on international political economy during the interwar years, policy diffusion globally, as well as her work establishing the impact that international law has on human rights outcomes around the world. Continue reading DR. BETH SIMMONS TO SPEAK ON THE FUTURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

BROADCAST DATES ANNOUNCED FOR WOODSONGS PROGRAMS RECORDED AT BEREA COLLEGE

The NPR radio broadcasts of the two WoodSongs performance shows recorded at Berea College in September will be aired locally in November.

The first show, highlighting the U.S. Navy Bluegrass Band “Country Current” and young Parker Hastings, will air on WEKU-FM on Saturday, November 11, at 8 p.m. The second performance, featuring the McLain Family Band’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Continue reading BROADCAST DATES ANNOUNCED FOR WOODSONGS PROGRAMS RECORDED AT BEREA COLLEGE

Concert Choir’s Fall Concert to Feature Classical and Traditional Music

The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present their 2017 fall concert “Bach, Brahms, and Bluegrass” in Gray Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 12. The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge for admission. Stephen Bolster will Continue reading Concert Choir’s Fall Concert to Feature Classical and Traditional Music

Robert Jones to Describe How the End of White Christian America is Reshaping U.S. Culture

Robert Jones

Dr. Robert P. Jones will speak at the Service Convocation on Thursday, October 27th at 3p.m., in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Jones will discuss his new book, The End of White Christian America, in which he argues that America is no longer a majority white Christian nation and how these changes are affecting politics, churches, and American culture.

The book draws on more than four decades of polling data and analyzes the decreasing power and influence of white Christian Continue reading Robert Jones to Describe How the End of White Christian America is Reshaping U.S. Culture

44th Celebration of Traditional Music at Berea College

Alice Gerrard

This year’s Celebration of Traditional Music (CTM) greets Halloween by focusing on British and Appalachian ballads, haunting tales of love and loss. The CTM honors the tradition of passing music, stories, and oral history from person to person in the Appalachian Region. Alice Gerrard is the featured performer.

As her website describes, “Simply put, Alice Gerrard is a talent of legendary status. In a career spanning some 50 years, she has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions to the music.”

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Rocky S. Tuan to Share Research in Stem Cells, Skeletal Tissue Engineering and Regeneration

Rocky Tuan

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation featuring Berea alumnus Dr. Rocky S. Tuan, a prominent biomedical scientist who will discuss using adult stem cells, 3D printing, and nanomaterial technologies. The convocation will take place Thursday, October 19, at 3 p.m., in Phelps Stokes Chapel.

 Born in Hong Kong, Tuan currently serves as the Director of the Cellular and Molecular Engineering Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. His research regarding musculoskeletal biology and tissue regeneration covers science and engineering, and also translational and clinical applications. Tuan directs a Continue reading Rocky S. Tuan to Share Research in Stem Cells, Skeletal Tissue Engineering and Regeneration

THE COMO MAMAS TO PERFORM AT BEREA COLLEGE

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation program featuring the music of The Como Mama’s on Thursday, October 12th, at 8pm. This event, to be held in Phelps Stokes Chapel, is a part of the Stephenson Memorial Concert Series and is free and open to the public. Continue reading THE COMO MAMAS TO PERFORM AT BEREA COLLEGE

JURIED ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION OPENS AT BEREA COLLEGE


Doris Ulmann Galleries at Berea College has announced the opening of its first Juried Alumni Exhibition.

Held in the Lower Traylor Gallery of the Rogers-Traylor Art Building, the show will be on display from Oct. 1 until Nov. 17, 2017. A closing reception is scheduled at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, to kick off the College’s Homecoming weekend. Continue reading JURIED ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION OPENS AT BEREA COLLEGE

CNBC APPLAUDS BEREA COLLEGE FOR NO TUITION AND LEAST DEBT FOR STUDENTS

Once again Berea College’s distinctive model of not charging students for tuition has gained national attention. Americans have more student debt than ever before, but CNBC, a national media network for consumer news and business, recently published two articles by Abigail Hess citing Berea for its affordability and its top spot for students with the lowest average amount of debt.

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Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems to Speak at Convocation

Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems

Berea College welcomes Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems, a biblical scholar, academic administrator, writer, ordained minister, and public intellectual who will be the convocation speaker on September 28th at 3 p.m., in Phelps Stokes Chapel. She is known nation-wide as a theologian whose learned perceptions into the Bible and the role of spirituality in everyday life has made her a well-respected speaker and author. Continue reading Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems to Speak at Convocation

The Berea College Theatre Celebrates 125 Years at Berea College!

The Berea College Theatre is celebrating its 125th Anniversary during the 2017-18 season. What began with a reading of Hamlet in 1892, the Theatre’s presence at Berea College has been a critical element to the academic and co-curricular lives of students.

From memories of the old Tab Theatre, to the Phoenix Theatre after the Tab’s fire, to the current Jelkyl Drama Center, the Theatre has endured and flourished. Continue reading The Berea College Theatre Celebrates 125 Years at Berea College!

BEREA COLLEGE WELCOMES PLAYWRIGHT NTOZAKE SHANGE AS CONVOCATION SPEAKER

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to its 3 p.m. convocation on Thursday, Sept. 21, featuring award-winning poet, playwright, performer, novelist, and educator Ntozake Shange. In her presentation, Wild Beauty, Shange will explore the many contradictions people of color confront in their daily lives – emotionally, psychologically, and politically. Through music and language, Shange approaches her material with delicacy and brutal honesty, leaving the audience with a textured mosaic of what it means and how it feels to be a 21st century colored person who speaks English. This convocation is co-sponsored with Theatre and will held in Phelps Stokes Chapel.

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