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2014-02-05 23:02:34

Arts and humanities contribute to student achievement, yet funding for this type of instruction is widely unavailable in rural areas. This conference will help teachers integrate arts into various content areas. (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 In southeast Kentucky, there is limited public school funding for arts and humanities, despite evidence that shows how such programs contribute to student achievement. How can educators respond? One way is to integrate arts into other content areas. That...

2013-07-31 23:01:57

When Deep Green Residence Hall opens at Kentucky’s Berea College in August, college donors will have the satisfaction of having been able to see how their money was spent, thanks to an OxBlue construction camera on the build site. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 When Deep Green Residence Hall opens at Kentucky’s Berea College in August, college donors will have the satisfaction of having been able to see how their money was spent, thanks to an OxBlue construction camera on the build...

2008-08-01 03:00:29

By Art Jester, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 1--When classes open this fall at Bellarmine University in Louisville, 47 percent of the 600 entering students on the Roman Catholic campus will be "first-generation"Ӛ­-- the first in their families seeking a college degree. The school's efforts to enroll, retain and graduate first-generation students is gaining national attention and providing significant benefits to a state where only 20...

2008-07-25 00:00:39

By Leonard Doyle BEREA UNIVERSITY in rural Kentucky is one of the wealthiest colleges in America but it only accepts the poorest applicants. The dropout rate is negligible and its students go out into the world debt-free, unlike the majority of those who emerge every year from America's universities, proudly clutching a degree but burdened by massive debts. Berea is lucky. It has a $1bn (500m) endowment which, wisely invested, produces enough income, topped up by fundraising, to teach...

2008-07-22 06:00:39

By Tamar Lewin Berea College, founded 150 years ago to educate freed slaves and "poor white mountaineers," accepts only applicants from low-income families, and it charges no tuition. "You can literally come to Berea with nothing but what you can carry, and graduate debt-free," said Joseph Bagnoli Jr., the associate provost for enrollment management. "We call it the best education money can't buy." Actually, what buys that education is Berea's $1.1 billion endowment, which puts the...

2008-07-08 15:00:34

By Bryan Marshall, Richmond Register, Ky. Jul. 8--BEREA -- More than 115 artists from 15 states will showcase their work this weekend during the 27th Berea Craft Festival at Indian Fort Theater. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday with admission set at $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children 12 and younger. "It's a family event and a wonderful day out," said Sandy Chowning, festival coordinator. "We always have new people," she said. "Every...

2008-06-16 15:00:36

By Bill Robinson, Richmond Register, Ky. Jun. 16--BEREA -- Why does a college dedicated in large part to educating students from southern Appalachia so they can be leaders of the region emphasize international studies? "I was asked that question when seeking a donation for our international programs," Berea College President Larry Shinn told alumni who were on campus this past weekend for an annual reunion. Shinn then cited the example of a Williamsburg-based coal mine owned by the...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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