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BEREA TO RECOGNIZE 70 GRADUATES DURING MID-YEAR CEREMONY

Alexander Gibson

UPDATED – UPDATED –DUE TO REVISED LESS-SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS, MID-YEAR GRADUATION RETURNS TO ORIGINAL DATE/TIME

Berea College’s Recognition Ceremony for Mid-Year Graduates will be Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel, as originally scheduled. Alexander Gibson, executive director of Appalshop, Inc., will address the 70 seniors who will complete their degree requirements at the end of this term. The Berea College graduates who will be recognized at this mid-year ceremony represent 18 American states and 6 other countries. Continue reading BEREA TO RECOGNIZE 70 GRADUATES DURING MID-YEAR CEREMONY

Spotlight Players Present An Old Time Christmas Radio Show

The Spotlight Players present An Old Time Christmas Radio Show at the Spotlight Playhouse in Berea December 14-15. The show will be performed live in the theater and later broadcast locally on BereaOnline.com, offering the audience a unique opportunity to relive the golden age of radio. Continue reading Spotlight Players Present An Old Time Christmas Radio Show

KSP, EKU Unveil New Digital Forensics Lab on Richmond Campus

(left to right) Dr. Ka-Wing Wong, Professor at EKU Computer Science Department; Kim Bradley, KSP Forensic Computer Examiner; Lt. Col. Jeff Medley, Kentucky State Police Technical Services Division Director and Dr. Michael T. Benson, Eastern Kentucky University President cut the ribbon to open a new digital forensics laboratory on Eastern Kentucky University’s Richmond campus on Nov. 30.

The Kentucky State Police have teamed up with Eastern Kentucky University to create a new digital forensics laboratory on the school’s Richmond campus. The laboratory will provide forensic examinations on electronic media for KSP investigators as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Continue reading KSP, EKU Unveil New Digital Forensics Lab on Richmond Campus

Going Against the Grain

Berea College

Laura Petrovich-Cheneyis a sculptor whose work mirrors the human experience, so full of transformation, second chances, reinvention, and resilience. Her work finds meaning within experienced natural disasters and the debris that litters the affected communities.The once organized neighborhoods became recognizable only as piles of rubble haphazardly distributed during the chaos.Inspired by contemporary and traditional quilts, she pieced together found wood from the homes destroyed by these storms. These devastations, including Continue reading Going Against the Grain

KSP/EKU To Open Digital Forensics Lab in Richmond

WHAT: News Conference and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for new Ky. State Police Digital Forensics Laboratory at Eastern Kentucky University

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Memorial Science Building, Room 184, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.

WHO: Lt. Col. Jeff Medley, Kentucky State Police Technical Services Division Director; Dr. Michael T. Benson, Eastern Kentucky University President; Dr. Ka-Wing Wong, Professor at EKU Computer Science Department.

WHY: Through a partnership between KSP and EKU, a satellite digital forensics laboratory of the KSP Electronic Crime Branch will be established to process evidence more efficiently for law enforcement in the eastern region of the state while providing students with advanced educational opportunities.

Berea College Graduate Class of 1979

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith’s book “DREAM LEADERS: Insights on Community Service and Leadership” (ISBN: 978-1544773803) was selected a Wining Finalist in the 2018 BEST BOOK AWARDS. Thomas Smith, 1979 graduate of Berea College said, “I am grateful that “DREAM LEADERS” is recognized in the Anthology: Non-Fiction category as a literary contribution to the field. Thank you for this award.” Continue reading Berea College Graduate Class of 1979

Farah Siraj to Perform at Stephenson Memorial Concert

Farah Siraj

Farah Siraj will perform World Peace Music, a fusion of flamenco, jazz, Bossa nova, pop and Middle Eastern music at Berea College’s Stephenson Memorial concert on Thursday Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel.

Siraj, born in Amman, Jordan and considered a Middle Eastern prodigy, earned a degree in music from Berkeley College of Music in Boston. Named Jordan’s “Musical Ambassadress” in recognition of her musical ability, her career has spanned across Europe, the Middle East, South America and the United States. Siraj has performed at various prestigious platforms around the world for notable people including King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan and King Juan Carlos of Spain.

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