Berea College’s 140th Mountain Day is Wednesday, October 21st

Media Advisory ­ October 16, 2015

All classes and labor are cancelled in honor of this historic celebration which has been a College tradition since 1875. In addition to hiking the pinnacles in the Berea College Forest (on Ky. Hwy. 21), Mountain Day activities, sponsored by the College Campus Life office, include games, music, performances, and contests.

The day’s activities begin at 5:00 a.m. when the Berea College Concert Choir will sing at sunrise on the mountain top. Students, faculty, and staff will spend the morning hiking the pinnacles and enjoying entertainment from 10:00 a.m. ­ 2:30 p.m. by many of the College¹s dance troupes and musical groups such as the Country Dancers; Folk Roots Ensemble; African Student Association; EYCE and FYAH; Berea Middle Eastern Dancers; Concert Choir; and Black Music Ensemble. Lunch, provided by Berea College Food Service, will be available from 11:00 a.m.‹1:00 p.m. Lunch is open to all students, staff, and faculty. Others can purchase lunch for a small fee.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.