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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

Going Against the Grain

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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

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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Men’s Cross Country Team Receives At-Large Bid to NCAA DIII National Championship

Logan McKenzie

The Berea College men’s cross country team earned one of the 16 at-large bids to go to the NCAA DIII National Championship on Saturday, Nov. 17. The announcement by the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee came on the heels of a third-place finish by Berea’s men’s team in the south/southeast region this past weekend and senior Logan McKenzie winning the region. Continue reading Men’s Cross Country Team Receives At-Large Bid to NCAA DIII National Championship

Date Set for Annual Berea College Christmas Concert; Tickets Can Be Reserved Now

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The annual Berea College Christmas Concert, co-sponsored by the College’s music department and the Willis D. Weatherford Jr. Campus Christian Center, will be held on two successive nights—Friday evening Nov. 30 and Saturday evening Dec. 1. Both performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Union Church.

All are invited to attend this event and to join in the singing of traditional carols, but reservations are required for admission due to limited seating. Tickets cost $5 per person. Children 2 years and younger do not need a reservation. Applicable sales tax and service fees are included in the cost of the reservation.

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Berea College Joins with Other Colleges and Universities in Choral-Orchestral Performance

Five musical ensembles from three Kentucky regional colleges and universities will join the Berea College Concert Choir in a collaborative performance Nov. 3 and 4. The concert in Berea will take place Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m., at Union Church. An identical program will be performed on the main stage at Norton Center in Danville at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, Nov. 3. Both concerts are free to the public. Continue reading Berea College Joins with Other Colleges and Universities in Choral-Orchestral Performance

Hunger Hurts Food Drive Brings Berea Community Together

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The 26th annual Hunger Hurts Food Drive, coordinated by Berea College’s Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS), in collaboration with Berea Faith Community Outreach (BFCO), runs from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, 2018.

More than 700,000—or one in six—Kentuckians struggle with food insecurity, and each week 53,400 Kentuckians receive food from a food bank. For 26 years, residents of Berea have responded to these needs. Continue reading Hunger Hurts Food Drive Brings Berea Community Together

Dr. Diane White-Clayton to Discuss: Jesus, the Ultimate Rebel with a Cause

Diane White Clayton

Dr. Diane White-Clayton will speak about “Jesus, the Ultimate Rebel with a Cause,” on Thursday, Sep. 27 at 3 p.m. at the Berea College Accent of Christian Faith Lecture in Phelps Stokes Chapel.

This lecture, sponsored by the Willis D. Weatherford Jr. Campus Christian Center, will discuss the common depiction of Jesus as frail and tender-hearted, as well as the uncommon depiction of Jesus as a rebellious, defiant trouble-maker who never allowed rules to dictate his path. Berea College, whose rebellious beginnings directly defied societal norms of the time, challenges new rebels who, through faith and determination, will change the world.

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Westervelt Program Open to Public at Berea College

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The Berea College Technology and Applied Design Department is accepting course registration for the fall 2018 Westervelt Program. The Westervelt program is offered each year to Berea townspeople as well as students, faculty and staff. The program provides excellent opportunities for individuals to develop a well-rounded educational background and pursue specific areas of interest. Continue reading Westervelt Program Open to Public at Berea College

Villalobos Brothers: Mexican Folk Meets Jazz and Classical Music at Berea College

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The Villalobos Brothers will perform at Berea College Thursday Sept. 13 at 3p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel for the first of the annual Stephenson Memorial Concerts Series.

The internationally known Villalobos Brothers are noted for seamlessly blending elements of jazz, rock, classical and contemporary Mexican folk music that promote ideals of brotherhood and social justice. The band consists of Alberto, Ernesto and Luis who use their voices and violins to give a new meaning to contemporary Mexican music. The band’s line up also includes artistic director and guitarist Humberto Flores, bassist Leo Sherman and drummer Rosa Avila. Continue reading Villalobos Brothers: Mexican Folk Meets Jazz and Classical Music at Berea College