Category Archives: Local Schools

Kentucky Among Worst States in Nation for College Affordability, Harming Students Who Already Face the Greatest Barriers

Kentucky ranks 8th worst among states for college affordability – measured as the average net price of higher education at a public four-year institution as a share of median household income – according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

After a decade of cuts to public colleges and universities, tuition continues to rise and Kentucky students are struggling to find ways to pay. Students who already face the greatest economic and racial barriers to higher education are particularly at risk, with cuts and rising tuition jeopardizing Kentuckians’ futures and communities.

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Berea’s Industry Appreciation Lunch

Superintendent of Madison County Schools David Gilliam was the keynote speaker at the City of Berea’s Industry Appreciation Lunch Wednesday, held in the Skylight Room at Boone Tavern. The event was also sponsored by the Berea Business & Economic Development Department.

Gilliam outlined plans for vocational centers in both Richmond and Berea, the latter of which may open near Farristown Middle School as soon as August of 2021.

Dr. Janet Zadina To Present How Your Brain Learns Best: Do What Works! at Convocation

On Oct. 24, 2019, Dr. Janet Zadina will speak at Phelps Stokes Chapel at 3 p.m. This week’s convocation will discuss the single most important factor involved in learning and the difference between thinking and “real” learning, in the process, taking a look at the brain while engaged in learning. Through humor Dr. Zadina encourages the audience to see for themselves how the brain works and how to identify strategies to maximize learning, by learning more in less time.

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Hunger Hurts Food Drive

The annual Hunger Hurts Food Drive, coordinated by Berea College’s Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS), in collaboration with the Berea Faith Community Outreach, will run from Oct. 19 to 26.

Beginning Oct. 19, volunteers will distribute brown paper grocery bags, donated by Kroger, to local households. Community members can help by filling the bags with non-perishable food and toiletry items and placing them near their front door by 9 a.m. on Oct. 26, for volunteers to pick up.

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Talent Instantly recognizes Genius

Rodney Kimbangu

The award-winning student painter and Gurushots champion photographer Rodney Kimbangu is a Congolese artist pursuing a double degree in painting and film production at Berea College. He has been attending the school for over three years and is a senior graduating in the spring of 2020. Regarded as one of the few talented filmmakers on campus, Rodney continues to reach new heights to tell powerful storied and shine his light as bright as possible.

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