Gyude Moore, aide to Liberian president, speaks at Berea convocation on April 14


Berea College graduate Gyude Moore, an aide to Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, will present his talk “Wired to Restore:  A Perspective on Service” at a convocation at Berea College on Thursday, April 14.

This presentation is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Auditorium and is free and open to the public. This event is the 2010 Service Convocation, co-sponsored with Willis D. Weatherford Jr. Campus Christian Center and Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service (CELTS).

Moore, who has worked with Bread for the World and Oxfam America, an international relief and development organization that creates solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice, will reflect on service in war-torn Liberia. Moore believes that the world is an organism with “an inbuilt capacity to heal” and that those who serve are “part of its immune system.”

Gyude Moore earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Berea and a  Master’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University.

Other upcoming events include:

  • April 15: “The Children’s Hour,” a play directed by Deborah Martin, at 8 p.m. in McGaw Theatre
  • April 16: Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble concert at 8 p.m. in Gray Auditorium
  • April 17: Wind Ensemble Concert at 3 p.m. in Gray Auditorium
  • April 20: Dinner on the Grounds: African and African-American Musical Connections in Appalachia (Dr. Kathy Bullock presenting) at 11:45 a.m. in the Appalachian center gallery

View the online calendar at http://community.berea.edu/calendar/main.php for more information about Berea College events.

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Tags: alumni, Campus Christian Center, CELTS, Convocation, Liberia

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 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 to earn 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.