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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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BEREA’S WESTERVELT PROGRAM ACCEPTING FALL COURSE REGISTRATIONS

The Berea College Technology and Applied Design Department is accepting course registration for fall 2019 Westervelt Program classes, which will focus on woodworking. Class will begin Sept. 12 and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 103A of the Danforth Technology Building.  The instructor will be David Cooke. 

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BEREA COLLEGE RANKED NO. 1 “BEST VALUE COLLEGE” BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Sept. 6, 2019 – Berea College tops the list of “Best Value Colleges” in the nation in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2020 College Rankings. Looking at the top 250 schools overall, the rankings calculated which schools provide the best value by dividing each school’s overall score by its average net price according to data from the U.S. Department of Education. The average net price is the total cost of attending a school—including tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other costs—minus federal or institutional financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Students who don’t receive any aid aren’t included in the calculation.

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College Students Going Back to Class…Scammers Might Follow

Students across the Bluegrass are returning to college campuses. Better Business Bureau® serving Central & Eastern Kentuckyadvises students and parents to be aware of scammers that may target these young people, many on their own for the first time. 

According to 2018’s BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report, 41.6% of students reported a loss when exposed to a scam as compared to 28.3% of non-students. Students who are now exposed to managing their own finances are online looking for ways to save. It is important to be aware of scammers looking to take advantage.

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BEREA NAMED ONE OF THE BEST 385 COLLEGES IN THE PRINCETON REVIEW’S 2020 GUIDE

The Princeton Review has once again included Berea College in its just-released publication of The Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition.

Berea is nationally recognized for its high-quality education and its distinctive labor program, which hires every admitted student to help operate the school. Berea is also known for its Tuition Promise Scholarship that covers the $44,100 annual tuition cost for every student. That is particularly meaningful for Berea’s students since most come from families making an average of $29,000 and are the first in their families to attend college.

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Berea College Nursing Program Named No. 1 Best Value in Kentucky

Berea College has been ranked by Nursing Explorer as the best-value RN program, taking the No. 1 spot out of 39 programs ranked in Kentucky. The annual ranking is made after reviewing data from more than 3,000 U.S. nursing schools. The ranking is based on information from governmental organizations, institutional information from the Department of Education and accreditation information from Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

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Berea College Science Building Gains LEED Green Building Gold and FSC Certifications

Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building

Berea College announced that the newly-built Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building (MAC) has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification and full project certification by the Forest Stewardship Council.

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Berea Among Top 5 Elite and Affordable Universities in U.S.

Question: What do Harvard, Duke, Stanford, Princeton and Berea have in common? Answer:  They were all named as the top five elite universities that also are the most affordable for low-income families.

Skyler Lucci, CEO of HeyTutor, says that with need-blind admissions and generous financial aid programs, “America’s most elite universities are also the most affordable for low-income families while also providing an excellent education.” Berea College is among the top 5.

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Berea College to Host Open House at Woodworking School at Pine Croft

Berea College invites the public to an open house at the Woodworking School at Pine Croft, Saturday, July 13, from 10am-1pm. The open house event will provide information about the upcoming classes and an opportunity to meet the staff. Andy Glenn, Berea College’s director of Woodcraft and the head of the Woodworking School at Pine Croft, will demonstrate woodworking techniques and be available for questions during the event.

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