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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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Billy Edd Wheeler Will Headline 46th Celebration of Traditional Music at Berea College

Noted musician and songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler, a Berea College alumnus, “is bringin’ it home” at this year’s Celebration of Traditional Music (CTM) with tales of  ‘Memories Through Songs’ featuring traditional Appalachian folk music.

The festival’s opening event on Thursday, Oct. 10, will be the Stephenson Memorial Convocation Concert, headlined by Wheeler along with performances by Doug Orr of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada and Whitewater Bluegrass Company from Ashville, North Carolina. The Convocation begins at 8 p.m., in Phelps Stokes Chapel on the Berea College campus.

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Kentucky Fire Marshal Promotes Campus Fire Safety Month

The Kentucky State Fire Marshal urges parents and college students to pause this September during Campus Fire Safety Month to implement fire prevention strategies for off-campus student housing.

“Inspecting off campus housing for potential fire hazards saves lives,” said Mike Haney, Kentucky’s fire marshal and director of the Division of Fire Prevention in the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction (HBC).

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