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.
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→
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→
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!
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→
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→
The Berea Arts Council hopes to bring back a ten-week outdoor music series to Berea next summer , in partnership with Berea Tourism, First Friday Berea, and the Berea College’s Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) program. Continue reading LEVITT AMP [Your City] GRANT AWARDS→
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.
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.”