Appalachian author Gurney Norman tells Berea College graduates to find wisdom in unexpected places

Speaking at Berea College’s 139th commencement on May 8, Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate in 2009-10 and director of the University of Kentucky’s creative writing program, challenged seniors to find wisdom in unexpected places and question whether or not accumulating data is the same as possessing knowledge in a Digital Age much different than the family farming way of life he experienced growing up. Continue reading Appalachian author Gurney Norman tells Berea College graduates to find wisdom in unexpected places

Berea College, Vanderbilt University Collaborate on Internship Program

Berea College and Vanderbilt University have announced the Hal Moses Summer Research Internship Program which allows Berea’s most advanced biology students the opportunity to participate in summer undergraduate research at Vanderbilt. This program, named in honor of Berea College alumnus Dr. Hal Moses, who is director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and vice chairman of the Berea College board of trustees, formalizes the arrangement to subsidize the cost of room and board and provide a stipend to participating students. Continue reading Berea College, Vanderbilt University Collaborate on Internship Program