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George Ella Lyon to Speak at Berea College Commencement

George Ella Lyon – photo credit Ann W. Olson

George Ella Lyon, Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2015-16, will speak at Berea College’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony, May 5 at 2 p.m.

An American author and poet, Lyon has published award-winning books for readers of all ages. Her teaching takes the form of workshops, conferences and author visits to as many as 40 schools a year. Aside from publishing, she also taught writing at a number of colleges, including the University of Kentucky, Centre College, Transylvania University and Radford University. She has also acted as an executive committee member for the Women’s Writers Conference. Continue reading George Ella Lyon to Speak at Berea College Commencement

Berea College Student, Shyeila Bowers Named a Newman Civic Fellow

Shyeila Bowers

Shyeila “Shy” Bowers, a junior at Berea College, is one of 262 students named as a Newman Civic Fellow for 2019-2020 by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization advancing the public purposes of higher education.

“Shy is a hard-working and positive student leader and undergraduate scholar,” said Berea College President Lyle Roelofs. “She uses her community-building approaches to promote dialogue and action to address pressing social issues.” Continue reading Berea College Student, Shyeila Bowers Named a Newman Civic Fellow

Berea College Concert Choir to Hold Annual Spring Concert

Berea College

The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers—conducted by Stephen Bolster and accompanied on piano by Yuri Kim—will present their annual spring at Berea’s Union Church on Palm Sunday, on Palm Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert.

The program is titled “Joy Ascending.” The first section, in Latin, begins with Kyrie settings of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Josef Rheinberger, followed by a Lenten piece by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, entitled Unicornis captivator, in honor of the Liturgical Season. The first section of the program ends with the Quatre motets sur des Thèmes Gregoriens, unaccompanied pieces by Maurice Duruflé, performed by the Chamber Singers. Continue reading Berea College Concert Choir to Hold Annual Spring Concert