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Recent Posts from Doug Widner

Berea College’s Mikah Turner leads the nation in scoring average

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Berea College’s senior forward Mikah Turner, from Maysville, Ky., has the highest scoring average in the nation. His average of 27.7 points per game is the highest in all divisions of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). Turner’s scoring average … Continue reading

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Lori Wallach, founder and director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, speaking on globalization and the public interest at Berea College March 4

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3-1-2010 Lori Wallach, founder of the Citizens Trade Campaign, a diverse national coalition established in opposition of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will be speaking at Union Church in Berea on March 4 at 3 p.m. Admission is free … Continue reading

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Boone Tavern Hotel in Berea and TourSEKY participating in European travel show to attract WEG visitors

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Historic Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant of Berea College and TourSEKY will be participating in the UTAZAS an international travel show in Budapest, Hungary in March 2010. The show will showcase Berea, Berea College and the 47 counties of Southeastern Kentucky … Continue reading

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Phelps Stokes Auditorium at Berea College temporarily closed for repairs.

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2-24-2010 Phelps Stokes Auditorium at Berea College will be closed for needed structural repairs for at least four to six weeks beginning immediately. Steve Karcher, vice president for business and administration at Berea, announced the decision to suspend large public gatherings … Continue reading

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“Museums and the African American Experience” with expert Dr. John Fleming at Berea College Feb. 25

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2-16-2010 Dr. John Fleming, who has directed major museums interpreting the experience of black Americans, will speak at Berea College Thursday, Feb. 25. The 3 p.m. program in Phelps Stokes Auditorium is free and open to the public. Fleming, a 1966 … Continue reading

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Soprano Noemi Lugo and guitarist Dieter Hennings from UK’s School of Music, performing recital at Berea College Friday evening, Feb. 19

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2-15-10 Two members of the music faculty at the University of Kentucky, Noemi Lugo, soprano, and Dieter Hennings, guitarist, will present a recital in Gray Auditorium at Berea College Friday, Feb. 19 beginning at 8 p.m. Their program titled “An … Continue reading

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Eboo Patel, award-winning young leader of the global interfaith youth movement, speaking at Berea College March 18

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2-11-2010 Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based organization building the global interfaith youth movement, and named by “U.S. News and World Report” as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, will speak at … Continue reading

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Berea College celebrates Black History Month 2010

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1-30-2010 Berea College alumnus Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History,” began the nation’s annual observance celebrating African Americans and their achievements as Black History Week in 1926. Woodson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in literature from Berea … Continue reading

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Story of “The Clinton 12,” black teens who were first to integrate a public school in the South in 1956, told by members Bobby Cain and Gail Epps Upton and in award-winning documentary, at Berea College Jan. 18

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1-8-2010 Cain and Upton will also be awarded Berea College President’s Medallion Bobby Cain and Gail Epps Upton were among a group of 12 black teenagers who in the fall of 1956 integrated the first public high school in the … Continue reading

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American Spiritual Ensemble performing Feb. 11 at Berea College

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1-30-2010 The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Berea College on Feb. 11. Composed of some of the finest singers in the United States, the vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals and Broadway … Continue reading

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