Remembering William Ronald Ballew, Re-integration Pioneer

Sep 30, 2014 No Comments by

Bereans mourn the passing of William Ronald Ballew, one of the first two African American students to “re-integrate” Berea in the post-Day Law era. His funeral service is today, September 30, 2014, in Riverside California. Mr. Ballew was born the second of nine children to Edgar T. Ballew and Georgia Louise Benton in Richmond, Kentucky, […]

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Berea College to Receive Gear Up Grant

Sep 23, 2014 No Comments

Berea College (Berea, KY) is one of 41 national recipients (and the only one in Kentucky) to receive a grant under Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that will help at-risk students prepare for college and receive the support they need to achieve success in postsecondary education. Berea College, which is already […]

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Berea’s Collection of Bibles Gets New Addition from St. John’s

Sep 22, 2014 No Comments

•  “It” hasn’t been done on this scale since medieval times. •  "It” measures 2 feet by 3 feet. •  “It” weighs 20 pounds. •  "It” combines ancient techniques and 21st century technologies. •  “It” took more than 13 years to create. •  "It” involved scores of individuals who used disparate materials including egg yolks, […]

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Berea College Selected for White Coat Ceremony

Sep 11, 2014 No Comments

Berea College has been selected as one of just 100 U. S. schools with nursing programs to participate in a new initiative, White Coat Ceremony, focused on promoting compassionate care among future health professionals. The White Coat Ceremony, funded through The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) and endorsed through the American Association of Colleges of […]

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Laurie Roelofs, Berea Children Send Butterflies Home

Sep 10, 2014 No Comments

On August 20 and 27, Mrs. Laurie Roelofs and a few children from the Child Development Lab released 36 monarch butterflies into the world. The event was part of an ongoing effort to increase the monarch population, which has been declining annually due to loss of habitat. With support from Sustainable Berea and University of […]

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Courtney ’18: Holding Her Future in Her Hands

Aug 13, 2014 6 Comments

Courtney is special, but not different. She holds the proof in her hands. Fleeing “a bad environment” in Cincinnati, young Courtney and her mother found shelter with family in a little eastern Kentucky town—a little eastern Kentucky town with fewer than ten other African Americans living in it. Here, when young Courtney was feeling different, […]

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Dr. Richard Cahill Dispels Misconceptions on Islam on WEKU’s Eastern Standard program

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments

Dr. Richard Cahill, director of Berea College's Center for International Education and associate professor of history, will talk about Islam dispel some of the widespread misconceptions on WEKU's Eastern Standard program on Thursday, July 31, at 11 a.m. EST. The show will repeat Sunday, August 3, at 6 p.m. EST. For more information visit WEKU.

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