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Berea College Forest Begins First Carbon Offset Project; Links With New Forests for California Carbon Market

Posted on by Doug Widner

Demonstrating Berea College’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, Berea College and New Forests announced today the successful listing of the Berea College Forest Carbon Project with California’s Climate Action Reserve Program. Through the Berea College Improved Forest Management Project, carbon offset credits can be used for compliance in the Air Resources Board of California’s greenhouse gas cap and trade program.

The project encompasses the College’s Oak-Hickory and Oak-Pine forest near Berea, Kentucky. By registering the Improved Forest Management project and selling carbon offsets in the California cap and trade system, Berea College will make a commitment to maintain current forest carbon stocks and manage the forest for both increased carbon sequestration and sustainable timber production. The project will have the combined benefit of generating significant revenue for Berea College and assisting in the protection of the College’s forest for future generations. It will also serve as an example of an environmentally-friendly alternative revenue stream that other Appalachian forest owners can investigate for their own property.

Read more at BCNow.

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CNBC Touts How Tuition Free Berea College Banks on Market

Posted on by Doug Widner

Berea College in Kentucky has an endowment of more than $1 billion invested in the stock market. President of the college Lyle Roelofs explains how the plan works. Continue reading →

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During 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Berea College President, Students, and Alumni Interviewed by USA Today

Posted on by Doug Widner

Berea College President Lyle Roelofs, students and alumni are interviewed by USA TODAY about their experiences—past and present—in participating in the Civil Rights March in Selma.  Continue reading →

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Lisa Ladanyi: Coordinator for Disability & Accessibility Services of Berea College

Posted on by Jacob Appelman

Lisa LadanyiAs the Coordinator for Disability & Accessibility Services of Berea College, it is up to Lisa Ladanyi to work with students, faculty and staff to ensure that students with disabilities at Berea College are able to participate in the Berea experience to the fullest. Continue reading →

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Jill Gurtatowski: Rowing the Stream of Health and Wellness

Posted on by Bezawit Moges

Jill Gurtatowski isn’t just an expert in the subject of wellness; it is something she infuses into her life and community. One way she has achieved this in her own life is by setting difficult athletic goals for herself. Continue reading →

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“The Best Job at Berea College,” CELTS Director, Ashley Cochrane

Posted on by Logan Nichols

Today, Berea College’s Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) educates students for leadership in service and social justice through the promotion and coordination of academic service learning and student-led community service. Continue reading →

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Chris Green: Making a Difference in Appalachia

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Chris Green is a busy man. This is most readily evidenced by the titles he holds: Director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center (LJAC), Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies, Program Coordinator of Appalachian Studies, Continue reading →

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Monica Jones: An advocate for education and sacrifice

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Monica Jones, a native of Zanesville, a town in the Ohio foothills of the Appalachian region, was named the director of the Black Cultural Center (BCC) at Berea College in July of 2012. Continue reading →

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Dr. Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens: a life of Art, Literature, Language and Education

Posted on by Bezawit Moges

Though she grew up in Springfield, Ohio, she and her family have always tended to orient themselves to Michigan, where she was born and went to college. She never expected to live in Kentucky, the state where her grandfather, a great admirer of Berea College, was born and raised. It has now been a year since Dr. Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens came to Berea College’s Center for Transformative Learning (CTL), initially to revitalize faculty development offerings as Scholar of Teaching and Learning, and then eventually to direct the unit. Continue reading →

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Esther Livingston’s Meandering Path FROM Berea College TO Berea College

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She is a fan of ballroom dancing.  She spends much of her free time doing Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz or Hustle. She enjoys music of all kinds, and is a member and frequent attendee of WoodSongs, a folk music program in Lexington. She loves nature and hiking, too, and that is what brought her to Berea in the first place. She is Esther Livingston, Continue reading →

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Berea College Forest Begins First Carbon Offset Project; Links With New Forests for California Carbon Market

Demonstrating Berea College’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, Berea College and New Forests announced today the successful listing of the Berea College Forest Carbon Project with California’s Climate Action Reserve Program. Through the Berea College Improved Forest Management Project, carbon offset credits can be used for compliance in the Air Resources Board of California’s greenhouse gas cap and trade program.

The project encompasses the College’s Oak-Hickory and Oak-Pine forest near Berea, Kentucky. By registering the Improved Forest Management project and selling carbon offsets in the California cap and trade system, Berea College will make a commitment to maintain current forest carbon stocks and manage the forest for both increased carbon sequestration and sustainable timber production. The project will have the combined benefit of generating significant revenue for Berea College and assisting in the protection of the College’s forest for future generations. It will also serve as an example of an environmentally-friendly alternative revenue stream that other Appalachian forest owners can investigate for their own property.

Read more at BCNow.

CNBC Touts How Tuition Free Berea College Banks on Market

Berea College in Kentucky has an endowment of more than $1 billion invested in the stock market. President of the college Lyle Roelofs explains how the plan works. (more…)

During 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Berea College President, Students, and Alumni Interviewed by USA Today

Berea College President Lyle Roelofs, students and alumni are interviewed by USA TODAY about their experiences—past and present—in participating in the Civil Rights March in Selma.  (more…)

Lisa Ladanyi: Coordinator for Disability & Accessibility Services of Berea College

Lisa LadanyiAs the Coordinator for Disability & Accessibility Services of Berea College, it is up to Lisa Ladanyi to work with students, faculty and staff to ensure that students with disabilities at Berea College are able to participate in the Berea experience to the fullest. (more…)

Jill Gurtatowski: Rowing the Stream of Health and Wellness

Jill Gurtatowski isn’t just an expert in the subject of wellness; it is something she infuses into her life and community. One way she has achieved this in her own life is by setting difficult athletic goals for herself. (more…)

“The Best Job at Berea College,” CELTS Director, Ashley Cochrane

Today, Berea College’s Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) educates students for leadership in service and social justice through the promotion and coordination of academic service learning and student-led community service. (more…)

Chris Green: Making a Difference in Appalachia

Chris Green is a busy man. This is most readily evidenced by the titles he holds: Director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center (LJAC), Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies, Program Coordinator of Appalachian Studies, (more…)

Monica Jones: An advocate for education and sacrifice

Monica Jones, a native of Zanesville, a town in the Ohio foothills of the Appalachian region, was named the director of the Black Cultural Center (BCC) at Berea College in July of 2012. (more…)

Dr. Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens: a life of Art, Literature, Language and Education

Though she grew up in Springfield, Ohio, she and her family have always tended to orient themselves to Michigan, where she was born and went to college. She never expected to live in Kentucky, the state where her grandfather, a great admirer of Berea College, was born and raised. It has now been a year since Dr. Leslie Ortquist-Ahrens came to Berea College’s Center for Transformative Learning (CTL), initially to revitalize faculty development offerings as Scholar of Teaching and Learning, and then eventually to direct the unit. (more…)

Esther Livingston’s Meandering Path FROM Berea College TO Berea College

She is a fan of ballroom dancing.  She spends much of her free time doing Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz or Hustle. She enjoys music of all kinds, and is a member and frequent attendee of WoodSongs, a folk music program in Lexington. She loves nature and hiking, too, and that is what brought her to Berea in the first place. She is Esther Livingston, (more…)

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