Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble Perform In Concert with the Chieftains

The Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble

The Chieftains, an internationally renowned traditional Irish band and the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble joined forces in a concert Wednesday, March 9, at the Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Performing Arts Center in Richmond, Kentucky. Continue reading Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble Perform In Concert with the Chieftains

Glimpsing Difference

Originally Posted on May 1, 2012 by Zachery Thompson

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Comparing the student experience at a big state university and a small private college (that provides full tuition scholarships for every student)

In the Spring of 2012, EKU Junior Zachery Thompson interned in the Public Relations Office at Berea College. He compared the student life experience at Eastern Kentucky University — a large public university (over 17,000 students) with the student life experience at Berea College, a small, private liberal arts college with well under 1,700 students, all of whom receive full tuition scholarships for four years. Continue reading Glimpsing Difference

“Colonels for Education” Promotes College-Going and National GEAR UP Week

Eastern Kentucky University’s Manchester campus hosted more than 400 middle schoolers from Clay and Owsley counties on September 13 for a question-and-answer session with college athletes. The “Colonels for Education” event was a collaboration between Berea College’s GEAR UP program, Eastern Kentucky University, and Clay and Owsley County school districts. Continue reading “Colonels for Education” Promotes College-Going and National GEAR UP Week

Studying Abroad via Berea College and EKU – from Zach Thompson’s “Glimpsing Difference” Blog

March 1, 2012 – Studying abroad is an experience of a lifetime that only some college students are exposed to. Going to an institution of higher learning in a foreign country enables you to become immersed in a new language and broaden your horizons to become more global. After looking into Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University’s study abroad programs, I found some staggering differences. I have not studied abroad myself, which doesn’t come as a surprise. The national average of university students that study abroad is just over one percent, according to NAFSA (the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors). However, Berea College sends a much higher number of students abroad than the national average. Continue reading Studying Abroad via Berea College and EKU – from Zach Thompson’s “Glimpsing Difference” Blog