Berea College Inaugurates Ninth President

Apr 06, 2013 1 Comment by

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Dr. Lyle Roelofs was inaugurated as the ninth president of Berea College, an historical institution widely recognized for providing full tuition for all students, serving the Appalachian region, and requiring all students to work on campus. Roelofs (pronounced Roo-lahfs) assumed his presidency on July 1, 2012, after the retirement of […]

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Appalachian Heritage Magazine Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments

The fortieth anniversary of Appalachian Heritage, a literary quarterly, will be celebrated on Friday, April 5, 2013. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a reception at 7:30 p.m., followed by a panel presentation at 8. Gurney Norman, Crystal Wilkinson, and Silas House will be the panelists. It will […]

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Berea College Names New Director of Appalachian Center

Sep 21, 2012 1 Comment

Chris Green has been named the new director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College. He replaces award-winning author Silas House, who returns to his position as NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies after serving as interim director of the Appalachian Center. As director, Green provides leadership for the Appalachian Center, overseeing programs serving […]

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A Review of “This Is My Heart for You”

Feb 22, 2012 1 Comment

Appalachia is a multifaceted host with as many different faces as hollows and hills. Some are beautiful, kind, and accepting. Some are filled with hate, and some are caught in between, unsure of where they stand until the line is drawn for them. Far too often, the unique rhythms of this place are lost in […]

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A play by best-selling author Silas House premieres at Berea College on February 22

Feb 22, 2012 No Comments

"This Is My Heart For You," a play by Kentucky author Silas House, examines the complexities of a small Appalachian town that must look at its own heart when a local incident exposing perceived inequality becomes national news. Loosely based on a true event, the avant-garde play is about two young men who are thrown […]

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Musician Caroline Herring Appears on “Head of the Holler” with Silas House

Feb 14, 2012 No Comments

Caroline Herring digs deep into the rich soil of American roots music for her sound, and deep into the recesses of her own consciousness for her themes. The musically understated, psychologically intense songs of this Atlanta-based Mississippi native ponder the eternal verities while probing the complex nature of contemporary existence; she delivers them in a […]

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Berea College Theatre Laboratory Announces 2011-12 Season: “The Enduring Power of Love”

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments

The Berea College Theatre Laboratory's 2011-12 main stage performance season, themed “The Enduring Power of Love,” will feature different tales of love from the palaces of Peking, China, to the rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountains, to Germany. Opening the 2011-12 season is Carlo Gozzi’s "Turandot." Set during the Qing Dynasty in Peking, China, "Turandot" […]

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