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Quilt Show at Berea College

QUILTS BY LAURA CHENEY

Laura Petrovich-Cheney is 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 Continue reading Quilt Show at Berea College

BEREA NAMED A “BEST VALUE” COLLEGE BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW

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Berea College, widely known for its no-tuition policy, is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review®.

The newly-published 2019 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual guide, The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment, recommends colleges considered the nation’s best for academics, affordability and career prospects. The Continue reading BEREA NAMED A “BEST VALUE” COLLEGE BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW

Fifth Annual Green Game Next Wednesday

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The Office of Sustainability, BC Athletics, and Facilities Grounds Crew invite you to our annual Carbon Neutral “Green” Basketball Game Wednesday, February 6.  Come cheer on our Women Mountaineers for one of their last home games at 6:00 PM at Seabury, and enjoy half time surprises!

Dining services will be serving dinner that night at Seabury Center 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM and will be ZERO WASTE to compliment our carbon neutral game. Continue reading Fifth Annual Green Game Next Wednesday

Berea College to be Featured on “CBS This Morning: Saturday”

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Michelle Miller, co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday” and Vidya Singh, the CBS program’s producer, recently came to campus to feature Berea in a story about the College’s no-tuition policy and how Berea makes a high-quality education accessible to students who can least afford it. By contrast tuition costs and student debt is dramatically rising at colleges nationwide.

The CBS segment will focus on Dave Bell ‘19, a senior computer science major from Morgantown, West Virginia. Miller interviewed Dave and followed him to his classes, work assignment and athletic practice to capture what a typical “day in the life” is like for a Berea College student. Like most of Berea’s students, Dave is a first-generation, full-need student who excels academically and in the Labor Program. Continue reading Berea College to be Featured on “CBS This Morning: Saturday”

Berea College and Community to Celebrate MLK Day with Convocation and Events

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Berea College staff, faculty and students have organized a series of events in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. The centerpiece event is a convocation featuring Zeb Harrison & The Sounds of Praise. The annual MLK Day activities are co-sponsored by Office of the President, Berea College Music Program, Black Cultural Center, Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, the Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS), Berea College Music Program, First Christian Church, Union Church, and Willis D. Weatherford Jr. Campus Christian Center.

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Westervelt Program Registration Open to Public at Berea College

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The Berea College Technology and Applied Design Department is accepting course registration for the spring 2019 Westervelt Program classes, which will focus on making jewelry, wooden boxes, and photography. 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 Registration Open to Public at Berea College

QUILT SHOW AT BEREA COLLEGE

QUILTS BY LAURA CHENEY

Laura Petrovich-Cheney is 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 Continue reading QUILT SHOW AT BEREA COLLEGE

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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