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Actors from the London Stage returned to Berea College’s Jelkyl Theatre (BCTL) Stage to perform Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

On February 9th through February 11th, a team of talented actors from the London stage (Sarah Finigan, Roger May, Jasmeen James, Jack Whitam, and William Donaldson,) performed Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare at Berea College’s Jelkyl Theatre. This was their 7th visit to the College. Their previous performance at Berea College includes Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Much Ado ... Read More »

Why we should “all” be Activists

By Talia Floyd Most people on campus probably do not know me, have not heard of me, do not care about me, which is ideal. I am an introvert; I would not want them to. A very small percentage of people might know me as a student activist. An activist is “a person who campaigns to bring about political or ... Read More »

Synopsis of College Career

By Taylor Brown I strongly disliked Berea when I was a freshman. My excuses at the time: I am only here because my mother forced me, Berea is in the middle of nowhere-too far away from home, I feel so alone, I am sad and afraid, the dorm rooms are small, the bathrooms are inconvenient and crowded, my roommate is ... Read More »

Berea College Prof. and writer in residence Crystal Wilkinson, Named 2016 Winner of “Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.”

By Derby Chukwudi            Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Wilkinson was brought up in her grandparents’ farm at Indian Creek, Kentucky. Wilkinson earned a journalism degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1985. Although “Birds of Opulence” is Wilkinson’s first novel, many of her works have garnered critical acclaim, including but not limited to “Blackberries, Blackberries,” a collection of short stories–a 2002 ... Read More »

Differences unified through Dance

By Derby Chukwudi Nashwa Cahill, Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance at Berea College, Kentucky, USA.   Pinnacle: What made you choose Berea College? Cahill: My Husband Richard Cahill was offered a job as the Director of International Education and a history professor. We were impressed by the mission of Berea College and decided to make Berea our home. ... Read More »

Congratulations to EPG Cohort ‘14

Front row (from the left): Breanna Lawson, Kevin Cuartas, Evelyn (Evy) Perler-Tomboly, Anna Heremes, Alexyss Lindsey, Admiral Blaney, Julia Roberts, Samantha Drew;Back row (from the left): Yabsira Ayele, Anna Keller, Makayla Allison, Azis Toktobaev, Matthew Schwartz, Isai Sanchez, Rodney Kimbangur; Not pictured: Kayla Barbour, Zakary Sholtz, R’Mon  Harvell, Puspa Kafley, Andrea Dwelly. The Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) program ... Read More »

Staff Spotlight-Monica Jones

By Derby Chukwudi Jones shares her perspective as a woman in the Workforce            As the new academic year begins, for so many people in this country, the future is not certain, but hope is still in the air. Women have been faced with challenges in different arenas of life and despite their persistence to overcome these challenges, the struggle ... Read More »

Dr Karsonya Wise Whitehead Active past will inform an active future

By Talia Floyd Dr. Whitehead 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies            Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor at Loyola University Maryland in the Communication Department. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections of race, class, and gender. Whitehead  is the Founding Executive Director of The Emilie Frances Davis ... Read More »

Life Skills: Convocation for Financial Literacy

By Taylor Brown       Convocations are a unique part of Berea College’s education. Diverse individuals take time out of their schedules to come here and talk to us about their careers, their lives or their professions. While this is a great opportunity to expand our minds, I wonder if it’s necessary for convocations to be mandatory. Perhaps, a possibility to ... Read More »

A Visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

By Derby Chukwudi Berea Economics Association (BEA) took 34 Berea students to St. Louis to learn more about the Federal Reserve Bank and its operations. BEA serves as a platform for students in the Economics Department to network with professors and alumni. Faculty attendees included, Dr. Volker Grzimek– BEA adviser, Dr. Nancy Sowers, and Dr. Caryn Vazzana. Attendees received a ... Read More »

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