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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

CARLOS NÚÑEZ TO PRESENT CELTIC MUSIC WITH LATIN PASSION AT BEREA CONVOCATION

Carlos Núñez

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation featuring Carlos Núñez, whom the BBC describes as “…inventive, brilliant, progressive minded and a great showman to boot.” Nunez is known as the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of his native Galicia, Spain’s northwest, Atlantic Ocean-abutting region rich in vibrant, expressive Celtic traditional music. He will perform at Phelps Stokes Chapel on Continue reading CARLOS NÚÑEZ TO PRESENT CELTIC MUSIC WITH LATIN PASSION AT BEREA CONVOCATION

SISSOKO & SEGAL BLEND BAROQUE AND WEST AFRICAN MUSIC

SISSOKO & SEGAL

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation featuring Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal who collaborate to create hybrid chamber music. Sissoko, who plays the traditional kora, a lute-harp from Mali, and Segal, a French cellist who plays for the trip-hop band Bumcello, will present Night Music: Blending West African and Baroque Traditions at Phelps Stokes Chapel on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. This convocation, part of the Stephenson Memorial Concert series, is Continue reading SISSOKO & SEGAL BLEND BAROQUE AND WEST AFRICAN MUSIC