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Berea College to host day of celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Berea College staff, faculty and students have organized a series of events in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 15, including a convocation featuring “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story: A One-Woman Play,” performed by Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye.

The day’s activities are co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, Black Cultural Center, Willis D. Weatherford Campus Christian Center, Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service, Berea College Music Department and Union Church.

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Berea Takes No. 1 Spot for Least Graduate Debt in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Ranking, Named a “Best College Value” Institution

Long known for providing access to high-quality, low-cost education, Berea College has again been named as the No. 1 College with Lowest Average Graduating Debt by Kiplinger.  https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/college/T014-S002-colleges-with-lowest-average-graduating-debt-2018/index.html?rid=EML&rmrecid=2125262311.

Berea also ranked in the top 50 of Liberal Arts Colleges (#49) in the U.S. and in the top 100 of all colleges and universities (#95) in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the 300 Best College Values for 2018.https://www.kiplinger.com/article/college/T014-C000-S002-kiplinger-s-best-college-values-2018.html

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BEREA TO RECOGNIZE 47 GRADUATES DURING MID-YEAR CEREMONY

Dawneda Williams

Berea College’s Recognition Ceremony for Mid-Year Graduates will be Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Dawneda Williams, an honorary Berea College trustee whose work has made a difference in the lives of many in Appalachia, will address the 47 seniors who will complete their degree requirements at the end of this term. Williams is an advocate and supporter of educational opportunities for young people in Appalachia and beyond. Continue reading BEREA TO RECOGNIZE 47 GRADUATES DURING MID-YEAR CEREMONY

Berea College hosted Boyce College at home on Tuesday, winning 86-66.

Berea Bests Boyce Bulldogs

Coach Hemenway and the Mountaineers were looking for their third straight victory on the season. The Mountaineers also saw junior guard Austin Glasgow and junior forward Jair Jackson dress with the team, who are coming off early injuries. Continue reading Berea College hosted Boyce College at home on Tuesday, winning 86-66.

Berea Shakes the Earlham Quakes

On Tuesday night, the Mountaineers traveled to Richmond, Indiana to face Earlham College-where they won by a score of 88-61 over the Quakers.
This game rounded out the last of Berea’s games this month. The Mountaineers traveled into this contest ready to extend their winning streak to three games after their second road game of the season. Continue reading Berea Shakes the Earlham Quakes

The CLIMB – Berea College Athletics

Homecoming 2017 is here! Logan McKenzie punches a first class ticket to D3 Nationals. The Presidents Cup standings after the fall season isn’t as bad for Berea as you may think. Berea men and women’s basketball teams come out firing in their first games. Jamie Boggs joins Nate to discuss UK basketball’s loss, UCLA players busted in Chy-nah, and our favorite homecoming basketball game ever. AD Williams comes on to talk about her comeback season, her injury that sidelined her for a year, her comeback, and the Mountaineer Minute! Have a fun and SAFE Berea College Homecoming!

Mountaineers Defeat Spalding in Season Opener

The men’s basketball team welcomed Spalding University to the Seabury Center for their first home game of the 2017-18 season. Berea was able to maintain the lead for most of the game and in the end defeated the Golden Eagles 68-53.

At half time Berea lead the Golden Eagles 35-27. Freshman Torell Carter led the first half with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Dakota Mays added 10 points in the first half as well. Berea shot 42 percent from the field and committed 8 turnovers in the first half. Continue reading Mountaineers Defeat Spalding in Season Opener

DR. BETH SIMMONS TO SPEAK ON THE FUTURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Beth Simmons

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to hear Dr. Beth Simmons speak about the Future of Human Rights on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

Simmons is a Political Science and Law professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She is best known for her research on international political economy during the interwar years, policy diffusion globally, as well as her work establishing the impact that international law has on human rights outcomes around the world. Continue reading DR. BETH SIMMONS TO SPEAK ON THE FUTURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

BROADCAST DATES ANNOUNCED FOR WOODSONGS PROGRAMS RECORDED AT BEREA COLLEGE

The NPR radio broadcasts of the two WoodSongs performance shows recorded at Berea College in September will be aired locally in November.

The first show, highlighting the U.S. Navy Bluegrass Band “Country Current” and young Parker Hastings, will air on WEKU-FM on Saturday, November 11, at 8 p.m. The second performance, featuring the McLain Family Band’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Continue reading BROADCAST DATES ANNOUNCED FOR WOODSONGS PROGRAMS RECORDED AT BEREA COLLEGE

Concert Choir’s Fall Concert to Feature Classical and Traditional Music

The Berea College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present their 2017 fall concert “Bach, Brahms, and Bluegrass” in Gray Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 12. The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge for admission. Stephen Bolster will Continue reading Concert Choir’s Fall Concert to Feature Classical and Traditional Music

Robert Jones to Describe How the End of White Christian America is Reshaping U.S. Culture

Robert Jones

Dr. Robert P. Jones will speak at the Service Convocation on Thursday, October 27th at 3p.m., in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Jones will discuss his new book, The End of White Christian America, in which he argues that America is no longer a majority white Christian nation and how these changes are affecting politics, churches, and American culture.

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44th Celebration of Traditional Music at Berea College

Alice Gerrard

This year’s Celebration of Traditional Music (CTM) greets Halloween by focusing on British and Appalachian ballads, haunting tales of love and loss. The CTM honors the tradition of passing music, stories, and oral history from person to person in the Appalachian Region. Alice Gerrard is the featured performer.

As her website describes, “Simply put, Alice Gerrard is a talent of legendary status. In a career spanning some 50 years, she has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions to the music.”

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