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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

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

Thomas Smith is 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Thomas Smith

New York, NY, June 3, 2017 — Alternate Publishing announced that Thomas Smith’s book “DREAM LEADERS: Insights on Community Service and Leadership” (ISBN: 978-1544773803) was selected a Wining Finalist in the 2017 International Book Awards announced on May 22, 2017. Thomas Smith said, “I am so overwhelmed and grateful that “DREAM LEADERS” was chosen a Finalist in the 2017 International Book Awards for the Anthology: Non-Fiction category. Any author is doubtless thrilled to have their work recognized as a literary contribution to the field. Thank you for this Continue reading Thomas Smith is 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Berea College Wins First Place in State Business Model Competition

From the left, Stephanie Purvis, Kentucky Innovation Network coach, Tran Nguyen, Ishwar Agarwal, Amar Zulejhic, Professor Peter Hackbert, Berea College.

Berea College students Ishwar Agarwal, Tran Nguyen and Amar Zulejhic won first place and $7,500 in the business model category at the Idea State U contest Saturday in Lexington. Idea State U, a statewide business plan and model competition that encourages Continue reading Berea College Wins First Place in State Business Model Competition

Congressman Lewis and Bishop Wallace-Padgett to Speak at Commencement and Baccalaureate at Berea College

Congressman John Lewis and Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett

Congressman John Lewis and Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett will address the graduating class along with their faculty and invited guests at Berea College’s 2017 Commencement and Baccalaureate Continue reading Congressman Lewis and Bishop Wallace-Padgett to Speak at Commencement and Baccalaureate at Berea College

Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Awarded to Berea College Student

Zakiyya S. Ashe

The Berea College Center for International Education is proud to announce that Berea College Nominee Zakiyya Ashe won the national competition for the 2017-2018 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship prize of $30,000.

Ashe will engage in purposeful exploration—traveling the world for 365 days—after she graduates in May.

Her project, “Hidden Minorities: Connection through Animation and Graphic Novels,” will take her through Australia, Singapore, South Continue reading Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Awarded to Berea College Student

ST. JOHN’S BIBLE RETURNS, FIND PERMANENT HOME AT BEREA COLLEGE

The Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible is returning to Berea College and will become public on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

The St. John’s Bible Heritage Edition consists of 1,150 pages bound into seven volumes, each 2 feet by 3 feet when open and weighing Continue reading ST. JOHN’S BIBLE RETURNS, FIND PERMANENT HOME AT BEREA COLLEGE

Woolfolk and Whitt Selected Berea College’s 2017 Service Award Winners

The annual Berea College Service Convocation and presentation of the 2017 Berea College Service Awards will take place this Thursday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Following the presentation of the 2017 Berea College Service Awards to Ms. Lynda Whitt and Ms. Odessa Woolfolk, three Berea College graduates will engage in a panel discussion, titled, “Careers in Defending Human Rights in Kentucky: Perspectives of three Berea College graduates.” The panelists include Rashaad Continue reading Woolfolk and Whitt Selected Berea College’s 2017 Service Award Winners