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Jessie Ball duPont Fund Extends Grant to Berea College, Supports Berea’s Latino Male Initiative

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund (Jacksonville, Fla.) has awarded a grant to Berea College to extend the Jessie Ball duPont Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latino Male Academic Success. The grant of $54,060 supports Berea’s Latino Male Initiative, a program to enhance first-to-second-year retention and encourage a sense of belonging among Latino male students at the College. Continue reading Jessie Ball duPont Fund Extends Grant to Berea College, Supports Berea’s Latino Male Initiative

Berea College Concert Choir to Perform Annual Spring Concert

The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present their annual spring concert in Gray Auditorium Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free performance. The choirs are conducted by Dr. Stephen Bolster and will feature several student conductors. Lindsay Clavere will accompany on the piano. Continue reading Berea College Concert Choir to Perform Annual Spring Concert

“Three Women” to Discuss being African-American and Growing up in Appalachia

Three Berea Women—Monica Jones, Dr. Alicestyne Turley, and Crystal Wilkinson—will be the featured speakers at the Berea College Appalachian Lecture on Thursday Apr. 5 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. This roundtable discussion will focus on what it was like being African American and growing up in Appalachia. Continue reading “Three Women” to Discuss being African-American and Growing up in Appalachia

83rd ANNUAL MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL AT BEREA COLLEGE CELEBRATES HISTORY OF FOLK DANCE

The 83rd Annual Mountain Folk Festival will take place in Berea, Kentucky on April 6 and 7, 2018. The public is invited to a free performance and participatory dance on Saturday, April 7 at 7:15 pm in the Berea College Seabury Center’s upper gym. Musicians and dancers will begin the performance with a processional, or parade dance, welcoming the coming spring season in a centuries-old tradition of “dancing in the branches of May.” Guests may come at 6:15 for a pre-show of group performances demonstrating skills learned in Festival workshops. Continue reading 83rd ANNUAL MOUNTAIN FOLK FESTIVAL AT BEREA COLLEGE CELEBRATES HISTORY OF FOLK DANCE

Weatherford Awards for Best Appalachian Books Announced

Winners of the Weatherford Awards for the best books about Appalachia in 2017 are The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash (fiction), Palindrome by Pauletta Hansel (poetry), and James Still: A Life by Carol Boggess (nonfiction).

The Weatherford Awards honor books that best illuminate the challenges, personalities, and unique qualities of the Appalachian South. Granted by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Continue reading Weatherford Awards for Best Appalachian Books Announced

Berea College Professor Publishes Book

Dwayne Mack

Dwayne A. Mack, the Carter G. Woodson chair in African American History at Berea College, has collaborated on a newly published book Freedom’s Racial Frontier: African Americans in the Twentieth-Century West along with Herbert G. Ruffin II.

Between 1940 and 2010, the black population of the American West grew from 710,400 to 7 million. That growth has prompted a burgeoning interest in the history of Continue reading Berea College Professor Publishes Book

Berea College Service Award Recipient and Speaker to be Celebrated at Annual Service Convocation

The 2018 Berea College Service Award will be presented to alumna Geraldine “Jeri” Baker on Thursday, March 22 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel, during the annual Berea College Service Convocation. The Berea College Service Award honors persons who in their daily lives and their service to humanity have exemplified Berea’s Great Commitments. The award honors practical service by persons in all walks of life. Continue reading Berea College Service Award Recipient and Speaker to be Celebrated at Annual Service Convocation

Penny Loafers and Berea College Concert Choir to Hold Joint Performance

The Penny Loafers will be featured with the Berea Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in a special fundraising concert on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Berea Baptist Church. The concert will include choral music by the Concert Choir and the Chamber Singers, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bolster, with Lindsay Clavere at the piano. The Penny Loafers will perform a special set of pieces.

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Berea College Student Honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Hunter Malone

Berea College student Hunter Malone has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based, non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education. Malone, a junior sociology major with a history minor, is one of 268 students from colleges all across America who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.

“Hunter is a creative and collaborative student leader who is actively involved in mentoring and training others, said Berea Continue reading Berea College Student Honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Reynolds Named Dean of the Chapel at Berea College

Loretta Reynolds

Dr. Loretta Reynolds has been appointed as Dean of the Chapel at Berea College.

Reverend Reynolds’ experience in the work and mission of Berea College began in 1998. Since then, she has served as Title IX coordinator, a member of the Residence Life Team, a professor in General Studies and, most recently, as senior College chaplain and interim director of the Campus Christian Center. Continue reading Reynolds Named Dean of the Chapel at Berea College

Raj Patel to Speak on the World That Food Made

Raj Patel

Raj Patel will speak about “The World That Food Made” at the Berea College convocation on Thursday, March 1 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. During the convocation, Patel will discuss the 15th century origins of how we feed the world and suggest a hopeful vision for re-imagining the way food is grown. The convocation is co-sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology departments.

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