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Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Awarded to Berea College Student

Zakiyya S. Ashe

The Berea College Center for International Education is proud to announce that Berea College Nominee Zakiyya Ashe won the national competition for the 2017-2018 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship prize of $30,000.

Ashe will engage in purposeful exploration—traveling the world for 365 days—after she graduates in May.

Her project, “Hidden Minorities: Connection through Animation and Graphic Novels,” will take her through Australia, Singapore, South Continue reading Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Awarded to Berea College Student

ST. JOHN’S BIBLE RETURNS, FIND PERMANENT HOME AT BEREA COLLEGE

The Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible is returning to Berea College and will become public on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

The St. John’s Bible Heritage Edition consists of 1,150 pages bound into seven volumes, each 2 feet by 3 feet when open and weighing Continue reading ST. JOHN’S BIBLE RETURNS, FIND PERMANENT HOME AT BEREA COLLEGE

Woolfolk and Whitt Selected Berea College’s 2017 Service Award Winners

The annual Berea College Service Convocation and presentation of the 2017 Berea College Service Awards will take place this Thursday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Following the presentation of the 2017 Berea College Service Awards to Ms. Lynda Whitt and Ms. Odessa Woolfolk, three Berea College graduates will engage in a panel discussion, titled, “Careers in Defending Human Rights in Kentucky: Perspectives of three Berea College graduates.” The panelists include Rashaad Continue reading Woolfolk and Whitt Selected Berea College’s 2017 Service Award Winners

Senator McConnell Comments on Passage of Charter Schools Legislation in Kentucky

Mitch McConnell

U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following comments today regarding passage of charter schools legislation in Kentucky:

“I applaud the Kentucky General Assembly for passing charter school legislation. The flexibility offered by public charter schools encourages teachers and administrators to use good judgment in innovative ways to produce positive results for Kentucky children. Continue reading Senator McConnell Comments on Passage of Charter Schools Legislation in Kentucky

MATHCOUNTS – The Finals are Here!

MathCounts

The practices are over. They qualified to represent their school. They survived the grueling chapter competitions. Now, the state finals are upon us.

Starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning, March 25, 2017, 158 middle school students representing 48 schools across the Commonwealth of Kentucky will compete in the 2017 MATHCOUNTS State Competition at the Knicely Center, Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. These students are advancing from chapter competitions that were held February 18th, Continue reading MATHCOUNTS – The Finals are Here!

CARLOS NÚÑEZ TO PRESENT CELTIC MUSIC WITH LATIN PASSION AT BEREA CONVOCATION

Carlos Núñez

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation featuring Carlos Núñez, whom the BBC describes as “…inventive, brilliant, progressive minded and a great showman to boot.” Nunez is known as the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of his native Galicia, Spain’s northwest, Atlantic Ocean-abutting region rich in vibrant, expressive Celtic traditional music. He will perform at Phelps Stokes Chapel on Continue reading CARLOS NÚÑEZ TO PRESENT CELTIC MUSIC WITH LATIN PASSION AT BEREA CONVOCATION