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Berea College Student Groups To Hold Refugee Simulation “Walk A Mile in My Shoes”

Student groups at Berea College have planned a dynamic learning experience to provide a glimpse into what many immigrants and refugees endure when fleeing from their homes and seeking safety in a new community. The simulation, which begins at 1:00 p.m. on February 25, seeks to bring a balanced conversation to immigration policy that affirms both the perspective of refugees and that of the receiving community. Continue reading Berea College Student Groups To Hold Refugee Simulation “Walk A Mile in My Shoes”

JORDAN RYAN TO SPEAK AT BEREA COLLEGE FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE

Jordan Ryan

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to a convocation featuring Jordan Ryan, J.D., Vice President for Peace Programs at the Carter Center in Atlanta. Ryan will speak about the Center’s work to help secure civil rights for the people that the Center serves. This convocation, sponsored by the Wills D. Weatherford, Jr. Campus Christian Center, is the annual Robbins Peace Lecture and will take place Thursday, February 16, at 3:00p.mp in Phelps Stokes Chapel on the Berea Continue reading JORDAN RYAN TO SPEAK AT BEREA COLLEGE FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE

BEREA COLLEGE WELCOMES DR. MARGARET LOWMAN

Margaret Lowman

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to a convocation featuring Dr. Margaret Lowman, Director of Global Initiatives, and Lindsay Chair of Botany at the California Academy of Sciences, as she discusses the connection of canopy exploration and forest conservation.

Dr. Lowman is a biologist, educator, ecologist, writer, and editor. Nicknamed “Einstein of the treetops” by Wall Street Journal, Continue reading BEREA COLLEGE WELCOMES DR. MARGARET LOWMAN

Michael D. Flowers Named Berea College Trustee

Michael D. Flowers

Michael D. Flowers, P.E., has been elected to the Berea College Board of Trustees at the Board’s January meeting. His term will begin immediately. Flowers recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Bridge Company, whose projects include a significant proportion of the world’s large bridges, marine installations, and other complex structures. He was appointed to a six-year term to begin immediately. Continue reading Michael D. Flowers Named Berea College Trustee

JIANYING ZHA TO DISCUSS CHINA’S CHALLENGES at Berea College

Jianying Zha

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation featuring Jianying Zha, who will discuss Transformation in Modern China, focusing on China’s 20th century struggle for modernity. Using personal stories and photographs relevant to her topic, Zha will focus on new trends in China’s pop culture (media, public debates, and censorship); tensions and contradictions in current politics and society; and questions about China’s future. The convocation will take place Thursday January 26, 2017, 3:00 p.m., in Phelps-Stokes Chapel. Woods Continue reading JIANYING ZHA TO DISCUSS CHINA’S CHALLENGES at Berea College

Wilkinson’s ‘Birds of Opulence’ Wins 10th Annual Ernest Gaines Award

Author Crystal Wilkinson, Appalachian writer in residence at Berea College, has had her first novel, “Birds of Opulence,” named winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Now in its 10th year, the Gaines Award honors rising African-American authors while paying tribute to Gaines, a literary legend who grew up in Louisiana’s Pointe Coupee Parish.

Kentucky writer, poet and educator Crystal Wilkinson’s novel, “Birds of Opulence,” has been named winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Continue reading Wilkinson’s ‘Birds of Opulence’ Wins 10th Annual Ernest Gaines Award

U. S. Department of Education Awards Berea College New Promise Neighborhood Grant for work in Knox County

Knox County and Berea College Partners for Education received some good news moving into the holiday: The U.S. Department of Education will fund the college’s application for a Promise Neighborhood initiative in Knox County beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

In July, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced that the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods grant competition would award Continue reading U. S. Department of Education Awards Berea College New Promise Neighborhood Grant for work in Knox County

Alumna Elizabeth Culbreth to Speak at Berea College Mid-Year Graduation

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M. Elizabeth Culbreth, former Director of the Office of Administrative Appeals for the United States Department of Labor, will speak at the Recognition Ceremony for Mid-Year Graduates on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. The ceremony will be streamed at: https://livestream.com/accounts/5135608/events/6654941

Addressing the seniors who will have completed their degree requirements at the end of this term, Ms. Culbreth has based her Continue reading Alumna Elizabeth Culbreth to Speak at Berea College Mid-Year Graduation

Protest to be held in Berea

Willie Parker
Willie Parker

Abortionist Willie Parker is scheduled to speak at the Berea College convocation, Thursday, November 10, 3:00 p.m., at Phelps Stokes Auditorium. The title of his presentation is “Reproductive Justice in Christian Understanding: New Wine in Old Wine Skins.” Parker claims to be a Christian. According to quotations attributed to Parker in a 5/27/12 NJ Star-Ledger online article, he aborts pre-natal children through their 24 th week of life.

Meredith Mick Eugene Hunt
Meredith Mick Eugene Hunt

Meredith “Mick” Eugene Hunt, a Berea alumnus (’79, BS Agriculture) has been an anti abortion/prolife activist for 30 years with the Asheville, NC based Life Advocates. Hunt has helped take the graphic pro-life Genocide Awareness Project of the Center for Bioethical Reform (CBR) to 50 some colleges and universities in the Southeast and elsewhere. He will be joining CBR Southeast in a public response to the appearance of Willie Parker, a response of an educational protest that shows abortion as being a Continue reading Protest to be held in Berea