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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

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

SISSOKO & SEGAL BLEND BAROQUE AND WEST AFRICAN MUSIC

SISSOKO & SEGAL

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation featuring Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal who collaborate to create hybrid chamber music. Sissoko, who plays the traditional kora, a lute-harp from Mali, and Segal, a French cellist who plays for the trip-hop band Bumcello, will present Night Music: Blending West African and Baroque Traditions at Phelps Stokes Chapel on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. This convocation, part of the Stephenson Memorial Concert series, is Continue reading SISSOKO & SEGAL BLEND BAROQUE AND WEST AFRICAN MUSIC

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