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George Ella Lyon to Speak at Berea College Commencement

George Ella Lyon – photo credit Ann W. Olson

George Ella Lyon, Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2015-16, will speak at Berea College’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony, May 5 at 2 p.m.

An American author and poet, Lyon has published award-winning books for readers of all ages. Her teaching takes the form of workshops, conferences and author visits to as many as 40 schools a year. Aside from publishing, she also taught writing at a number of colleges, including the University of Kentucky, Centre College, Transylvania University and Radford University. She has also acted as an executive committee member for the Women’s Writers Conference. Continue reading George Ella Lyon to Speak at Berea College Commencement

Berea College Student, Shyeila Bowers Named a Newman Civic Fellow

Shyeila Bowers

Shyeila “Shy” Bowers, a junior at Berea College, is one of 262 students named as a Newman Civic Fellow for 2019-2020 by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization advancing the public purposes of higher education.

“Shy is a hard-working and positive student leader and undergraduate scholar,” said Berea College President Lyle Roelofs. “She uses her community-building approaches to promote dialogue and action to address pressing social issues.” Continue reading Berea College Student, Shyeila Bowers Named a Newman Civic Fellow

Berea College Concert Choir to Hold Annual Spring Concert

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The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers—conducted by Stephen Bolster and accompanied on piano by Yuri Kim—will present their annual spring at Berea’s Union Church on Palm Sunday, on Palm Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free concert.

The program is titled “Joy Ascending.” The first section, in Latin, begins with Kyrie settings of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Josef Rheinberger, followed by a Lenten piece by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo, entitled Unicornis captivator, in honor of the Liturgical Season. The first section of the program ends with the Quatre motets sur des Thèmes Gregoriens, unaccompanied pieces by Maurice Duruflé, performed by the Chamber Singers. Continue reading Berea College Concert Choir to Hold Annual Spring Concert

Berea College Announces Winners of “Appalachian Narratives for Our Time” Awards

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Berea College’s Loyal Jones Appalachian Center has announced the winners of the “Appalachian Narratives for Our Time” award for essays about how Appalachians thrive in the places they call home.

The submitted essays focus on the authors’ compelling life stories and illustrate the challenges of coming of age, working and living in the realities of family and community. Continue reading Berea College Announces Winners of “Appalachian Narratives for Our Time” Awards

Needle Work Musical Drama Coming to Berea College

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Higher Ground will present an original one-act musical drama, Needle Work, at the Phelps Stokes Chapel at 7 p.m., Tuesday March 26, 2019. The performance includes stories collected in eastern Kentucky communities and music from the cast and local musicians. It is free and open to the public.

Needle Work examines the pros and cons of needle exchanges, where substance abusers can exchange dirty syringes for clean ones without fear of legal consequences, as a way of stemming the spread of diseases such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. Continue reading Needle Work Musical Drama Coming to Berea College

Jason Cohen, Berea College Associate Professor, Awarded Whiting Foundation Grant

Jason E. Cohen

The Whiting Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to Jason E. Cohen, associate professor of English at Berea College. Cohen is one of seven humanities scholars named as a Fellow and grant recipient in the Whiting Public Engagement Program, which empowers early-career scholars and their collaborators to amplify unheard stories and circulate insights gleaned from immersion in the humanities. Cohen’s project, titled Histories of Overburden, is a partnership with the Pine Mountain Settlement School and public schools in Harlan County, Kentucky. The project will bring high school students into Pine Mountain’s vast archive of environmental and cultural history to study firsthand how the past—especially resource extraction and industrialization—has affected the local environmental and cultural heritage. Continue reading Jason Cohen, Berea College Associate Professor, Awarded Whiting Foundation Grant

Berea College Named as a Gilman Top Producing Institution

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The U.S. Department of State recognized Berea College as one of the U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2017-2018. Berea was noted for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American students of all backgrounds through the Gilman program.

The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, compiles the list, organized by small, medium and large four-year institutions, and associate’s colleges. Continue reading Berea College Named as a Gilman Top Producing Institution

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