The Sixth Appalachian IDEAS [Innovation, Development, Enterprise, Action and Services] Network Showcase, a regional, multi-university, entrepreneurial education initiative, has announced the winners of its competition to develop entrepreneurial ventures that address challenges within local communities. The event, sponsored by The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, was hosted at Berea College by students in the Entrepreneurship for […]
~ See the commencement photos here (168 images). ~ Speaking at Berea College’s 139th commencement on May 8, Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate in 2009-10 and director of the University of Kentucky's creative writing program, challenged seniors to find wisdom in unexpected places and question whether or not accumulating data is the same as possessing knowledge in […]
On March 3, three of Berea’s students gave presentations at the Kentucky Political Science Association’s 50th Annual Conference that was held at Western Kentucky University and hosted by current KPSA president, Dr. Saundra C. Ardrey. During this event several awards, including the Distinguished Political Scientist Award, the David Hughes Memorial Award and the Abdul H. […]
Premiering April 25 on PBS, an episode of "Antique Roadshow" recorded in Billings, Montana, mentioned Berea College and its founder John G. Fee. The show featured a copy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" that contained a handwritten letter tucked into the book from Harriet Beecher Stowe introducing Fee. The segment runs from 12:54-14:27 in the video […]
Berea Blue Bikes, a campus-wide bike sharing program, is officially open for Berea College students and faculty. Operated by the Berea Bikes Community Shop, located in the bottom floor of the Alumni Building, Berea Blue Bikes will allow members of the Berea College community to check out bikes for a certain period of time and ride them wherever they need to go.
Jamey Walston, a Berea College junior, has been awarded an internship in Kentucky state government and is spending most of her spring semester working and studying in Frankfort. Walston, of West Salem, IL, is one of only 11 students from five other Kentucky independent colleges chosen for this year’s internship. As a Frankfort intern, she […]
Berea College President Dr. Larry D. Shinn announced today that he will be retiring from the college, effective June 30, 2012. Berea’s 8th president, Dr. Shinn has served in this capacity since 1994. In a letter to trustees, faculty, staff and students, Shinn stated that, with the college emerging strongly from the challenges of the […]