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Dr. Diane White-Clayton to Discuss: Jesus, the Ultimate Rebel with a Cause

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Dr. Diane White-Clayton will speak about “Jesus, the Ultimate Rebel with a Cause,” on Thursday, Sep. 27 at 3 p.m. at the Berea College Accent of Christian Faith Lecture in Phelps Stokes Chapel.

This lecture, sponsored by the Willis D. Weatherford Jr. Campus Christian Center, will discuss the common depiction of Jesus as frail and tender-hearted, as well as the uncommon depiction of Jesus as a rebellious, defiant trouble-maker who never allowed rules to dictate his path. Berea College, whose rebellious beginnings directly defied societal norms of the time, challenges new rebels who, through faith and determination, will change the world.

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Westervelt Program Open to Public at Berea College

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The Berea College Technology and Applied Design Department is accepting course registration for the fall 2018 Westervelt Program. The Westervelt program is offered each year to Berea townspeople as well as students, faculty and staff. The program provides excellent opportunities for individuals to develop a well-rounded educational background and pursue specific areas of interest. Continue reading Westervelt Program Open to Public at Berea College

Villalobos Brothers: Mexican Folk Meets Jazz and Classical Music at Berea College

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The Villalobos Brothers will perform at Berea College Thursday Sept. 13 at 3p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel for the first of the annual Stephenson Memorial Concerts Series.

The internationally known Villalobos Brothers are noted for seamlessly blending elements of jazz, rock, classical and contemporary Mexican folk music that promote ideals of brotherhood and social justice. The band consists of Alberto, Ernesto and Luis who use their voices and violins to give a new meaning to contemporary Mexican music. The band’s line up also includes artistic director and guitarist Humberto Flores, bassist Leo Sherman and drummer Rosa Avila. Continue reading Villalobos Brothers: Mexican Folk Meets Jazz and Classical Music at Berea College

WASHINGTON MONTHLY AGAIN RANKS BEREA NO. 1, TWICE; AS BEST NATIONAL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE AND BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK IN THE SOUTH

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Washington Monthly once again ranked Berea College No. 1, in two major classifications, citing Berea as the nation’s top liberal arts college and ranking Berea as the Best Bang for the Buck College in the South. Berea’s top rank in the 2018 Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings comes from its success in educating and graduating academically-talented students who have great financial need to become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.

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Berea College Welcomes Public to 2018 Opening Convocation

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The public is invited to join the entire Berea College community in marking the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year at the College’s Opening Convocation on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Seabury Center. The program is free.

The theme for this year’s opening convocation will be Berea Stories.

“Some say Berea represents more than 1,600 great stories of challenge, accomplishment and triumph,” said Berea College President Lyle Roelofs. “That is certainly true, but what is more: stories of current Berea students share space in our book with those of all other Bereans, who together constitute our wonderful community.” Continue reading Berea College Welcomes Public to 2018 Opening Convocation

Katherine C. Christensen

Katherine Christensen

Katherine Christensen

Beloved daughter, sister, friend, Berea College colleague and professor, Dr. Katherine Christensen passed away Aug. 19, 2018, after a long illness. Born May 9, 1956, in Seattle, Wash., she was the eldest daughter of John H. (Jack) and Geraldine Christensen.

Studious and intelligent from a young age, she graduated with a history degree from Seattle University, then earned her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of California Berkeley. She taught at Berea College in the History Department from 1991 to 2017. Continue reading Katherine C. Christensen

Berea College Highlighted for Low Student Debt, Nationally and Locally

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Berea College captured the national spotlight again for helping students graduate with little or no debt. In a newly-released report focused on student-loan debt for each state, Kentucky’s Berea College was ranked No. 1 among private colleges and universities in the state and fourth among private schools nationwide.

The report by lendedu.com used data licensed from Peterson’s LLC, a national educational services company, to rank Berea College as having one of the very lowest average student-loan debt figures in the entire United States and the least among students at Kentucky’s private colleges. This is the third annual Student Loan Debt Report compiled by lendedu.com Continue reading Berea College Highlighted for Low Student Debt, Nationally and Locally

Historical Marker to be Unveiled at Middletown School

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The history of the Middletown Consolidated School in Berea will be recognized with a ceremony unveiling the highway marker placed by the Kentucky Historical Society. The public event will take place at the old Middletown Consolidated School on Saturday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 439 Walnut Meadow Road, Berea, KY.

The event includes representatives from state and local governments, and officials from Berea College and Berea and Madison County School systems and numerous Middletown School alumni, faculty and staff. The occasion will mark the significance of the site as a Rosenwald school for African American children during the segregation era. The unveiling ceremony will be followed by building tours and a reception. Continue reading Historical Marker to be Unveiled at Middletown School