2013 News Archive

New Berry website coming in April

Berry’s website is currently in the process of a redesign that is projected to be completed by late spring of 2014.

Berry’s football team remains optimistic despite 1-10 record

Head coach Tony Kunczewski ‘proud’ of progress in first season, expects big things next fall

Music ed. major selected to lead nationally touring drum corps

Sophomore David Warren has been selected to serve as the new head conductor for the drum corps Phantom Regiment.

100th Mountain Day to be celebrated with service initiative

Beginning next month, students, faculty and alumni will be commemorating the 100th Mountain Day by serving their communities as…

Guest, students speakers for fall commencement selected

Ninety-five students will be graduating on Dec. 14

Beyond the Bubble: December 5, 2013

Viking Fusion's last Beyond the Bubble of the semester. Happy Holidays!

Coaching change means new approach for Berry men’s basketball team

New philosophy, new ‘culture’ marks 2013-14 edition of basketball team.

Berry students, faculty partner to teach English to Rome’s Hispanic community

Free classes, childcare help Hispanics improve their English fluency.

First semester of Berry’s “service cottage” program ends on a strong note

Residence Life program seeks to raise awareness on student-selected themes and causes.

Academic Support Center's Van Cise to retire next month

After 12 years serving as director of the Academic Support Center (ASC), Martha Van Cise is set to retire at the end of 2013.

Fiftieth anniversary of JFK's assassination

Americans honor President John F. Kennedy's legacy by remembering the anniversary of his assassination

Viking Fusion to release free app for iPhone and Android phones

The new Viking Fusion smart phone application will be available for free download starting Friday.

Former Berry juniors being held in Marion County jail

Two former Berry juniors, along with their mother, are being held in the Marion County Jail after being charged with exploiting…

Bond set for Berry juniors

Facing exploitations and theft charges.

Panel explores idea of beauty

The Cultural Perceptions of Beauty Panel, held on Nov. 12, discussed the definition of beauty according to modern magazines and…

Cottage residents promote girls' education worldwide

Students living in Catherine Cottage are participating in the year of service program by raising money and awareness for…

Volleyball wins SAA championship

For the second year in the existence of the SAA, the Lady Vikings entered the SAA Volleyball Championships as regular season…

Immigrants or infiltrators?

A look at Israel's response to African migrants

Preparation and fundraising underway for football stadium and welcome center

Construction of the football stadium, which has been named Valhalla, and the welcome center will not begin until all of the…

Beyond the Bubble: November 13, 2013

Featuring: Update on Valhalla stadium, 'Cool' Berry, Effect of SPLOST on local animal shelter, relocation of Atlanta Braves and…

Number of Hispanic students at Berry triple that in 2008

Berry seeking to be ‘regional institution of choice’ for Hispanics.

Berry student population a changing mix

Minorities and male more numerous; international students on the decline.

Visiting Fellow teaches about sustainable farming

Florence Reed, president and CEO of Sustainable Harvest International, visited campus this week to speak about her work as part…

Rome News-Tribune possibly for sale

Owing more than $10 million, Rome’s only daily newspaper might be sold to keep it alive, owner says

New mentor program seeks to develop Berry students as leaders

Berry program matches student leaders with mentors from industry.

Berry reaches settlement over Tenn. billboard dispute

Berry has settled its legal dispute with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and will continue to have billboards…

Student awarded national Lambda Sigma scholarship

Over the summer, junior Rachel Quillin received a scholarship from Lambda Sigma, an honor society for second-year students.

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum to restore historic hillside garden

Grants help to fund restoration of garden to its state of splendor in the 1940s

Rome-Floyd County Voters deeply divided over SPLOST

Extremely close vote reflects lack of consensus on value of special tax.

Beyond the Bubble October 31, 2013

Featuring: Chiaha Festival, Honeymoon Bakery cupcake eating contest, Rome-News Tribune bankruptcy, Election Day, Zombie-thon and…

Two new majors currently in development

New majors in creative technology and international business are in the process of becoming official and available to students.

Students awarded Synovus Scholar grants

Two students have been awarded Synovus Scholar grants to pursue research projects with the guidance of their professors.

Outlaw receives award from charter fellows

Mary Outlaw, Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the department of teacher education, received this year’s 2013 Outstanding Service to…

Viking Fusion continues to win multiple national collegiate media awards

Viking Fusion won College Media Association Pinnacle Awards at the 92nd Annual National Student Media Convention in New Orleans.

New tech at Chili's

Chili's will implement new technology at their Rome location to increase customer satisfaction at the restaurant.

Beyond the Bubble October 10, 2013

Featuring: Unite for Uniforms, drugs on campus, and update on government shutdown.

Berry could donate land for new tennis facility

Depending on a Nov. 5 vote, Berry may donate 30 acres of land for what would be the largest tennis facility in the Southeast.

Program explores faith’s role in finding a calling

The Life and Calling program is helping students and faculty discover their callings and explore how their Christian faith…

Berry math majors place among nation’s best

Berry math majors are in the 97th percentile nationwide after receiving scores last month from a standardized math exam they…

Student affected by government shutdown

The recent government shutdown has affected many people across the United States. One of the many people affected by the…

Yearbook to be delivered in spring

This year the Cabin Log, Berry’s yearbook, will be distributed to students in the spring instead of the fall in an attempt to…

Mountain Day Golf Scramble

The Athletic Department held a new fundraising event during the 2013 Mountain Day Olympics.

Dining Hall may switch to reusable to-go boxes

SGA and the Green Team are collaborating with Dining Services to explore the possibility of converting to reusable to-go…

Marthapalooza growing as time continues

Berry will be continuing its annual Marthapalooza tradition this year. The preparations for the annual event are in the making,…

Car fire on campus

Firemen responded to a student's vehicle up in flames.

Beyond the Bubble September 27, 2013

Featuring: Lottery Winner, Geek Week, The Passion Tour, the Government shut down, and the Rescue workers at Westgate Mall.

Berry celebrates freedom to read

Berry celebrated the 31st annual Banned Books Week by hosting a read-in of banned and challenged books on Wednesday.

Cage Center may receive a new juice bar

Some students have expressed interest in adding a juice bar in the Cage Athletic Center.

Student joins AT&T campaign to end texting and driving

Sophomore Alex Sorohan is turning her grief into action.

R.I.S.E. creates inter-religious prayer vigil for imprisoned pastor in Iran

Berry’s own R.I.S.E. (Religion -In-Student-Experience) group plans to hold a prayer vigil in hopes of uniting those of all…

SGA President disusses his view on the importance of honor codes and their effect

Last year, a committee was created to over-see the possibility of an honor code at Berry.

New eagle spotted on campus

A sub-adult bald eagle which is about three years old has been living in the nest near the parking lot behind The Cage Athletic…

Berry ranked among the best

Berry has been recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges in America.

Beyond the Bubble September 12, 2013

Featuring: Berry #1 - Up-and-Coming Liberal Arts College, Possum Trot recognition, and Berry alumnus running for governor.

50th Anniversary of "I Have a Dream" Speech

A look at the historical significance and the modern day celebration of the civil rights movement.

Viking Fusion productions nominated for three national broadcasting awards

Three Viking Fusion productions are national finalists in the 2013 College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Production…

Once-protested football brings spirit to campus

New sports are said to change the campus culture when they arrive at colleges and universities.

Freshmen continue tradition of service

The largest freshman class in Berry history completed community service projects in Rome and Floyd County on Sept. 7 as part of…

White House develops plan to cut college costs

The White House released a statement last week detailing a plan aimed at making college more affordable

App to track class bus routes in development

The Berry class buses can be difficult to locate, but a smart phone app is being developed which would help students track the…

Marching to the beat of Berry's drumline

The new drumline makes some noise as they prepare for football season.

3D Printing

3D Printing comes to Berry

Record breaking freshman class: fitting in at Berry

For the past three years, the freshman class has broken previous enrollment records, but housing these students is beginning to…

Fulbright Students are no longer coming to Berry

The language department has decided not to renew the proposal that allowed Fulbright students to come to Berry College to both…

Students awarded for service

Students, faculty, staff and student organizations receive 110 awards Monday night at the 11th annual Student Leadership and…

Digital archives launches

The Martha Berry Digital Archive, a collaborative project between Bloomsburg University and Berry College, launched on April 18.

Questioning Berry's carbon footprint

Is Berry doing all it can to protect the environment? For a college that sells itself in part because of its natural…

Berry football starts first practices, begins readying practice field

Spring practices, big incoming freshman class and facilities construction point Vikings toward first season in the fall

Equestrian team confident heading into nationals

After an undefeated season, the equestrian team and coach say they are prepared for the national competition in Harrisburg, Pa.

Human trafficking awareness campaign seeks group status at Berry

A group of students involved with the End It Movement, a campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking, is trying to start an…

Bald eagles draw interest of local bird watchers

Tourists gather to observe the eagles growth

Berry brings its own version of the Color Run to campus

Color Me Berry raises money for local charity.

Beyond the Bubble: April 25, 2013

Featuring: The life of local radio, Boston bombings update, AP and Twitter securities and a new alcohol ordinance in Floyd…

Green Team helps Berry compost bloom

It has been one month since the Berry Green Team, Season’s Harvest and the Dining Hall teamed up to create a compost, and the…

Student debt rises above credit card debt

With total student debt soaring past total credit card debt, students all across the country are starting to feel the weight of…

Tutoring program partners Berry students with South Rome youth

Berry’s Honors Program, Greater Christ Temple join to provide local youth with tutoring.

Berry education majors optimistic despite local budget cuts

Floyd County cuts cause concern about job market this year.

Berry adding options to its curriculum

Sports Communication and Environmental Studies lead slate of new programs

Sinkholes a threat to football stadium?

Berry’s campus at a high risk for developing sinkholes.

Are digital textbooks the next big thing at Berry?

Adoption increasing, but still a slow go.

Local businesses close after Mount Berry Square Mall changes hands

New Owner: ‘Strong lineup of tenants’ essential to mall’s success.

Football impacts male student admissions

Berry is about to see a 66 percent increase in the number of males enrolling compared to last year, a large portion of which is…

Exam Jam alters line-up

Final details are set for Exam Jam, featuring Phillip Phillips.

Faculty panel discusses Berry’s religion

A panel of faculty and staff discussed on Tuesday night how Berry’s increased openness to other faiths has enhanced rather…

AMBER Alerts avilable at Berry

Berry students and employees receive local weather and threat alerts through the Berry Alert system, but some also receive…

Berry graduate a finalist in prestigious international literary competition

Brenna Conley a 'short list' finalist for the Paris Literary Prize for her novella, Protection

Phillip Phillips: A boon for Berry or a dangerous precedent?

Student Activities skips student vote in deciding to bring American Idol winner.

Dandy Lyons Bistro the latest Rome eatery to bite the dust

Berry staff member Melinda Lyons involved in bistro startup.

Rock Room Renovations

The Rock Room underwent renovations for the new season.

Berry's Theater Company garners prominent help for next production

Georgia Shakespeare Company's Richard Garner returns to Berry to direct A Midsummer Night's Dream.

LISTEN's first year of official status to finish with a flourish

Two activities planned for final month of group's inaugural year as 'official' student organization

Berry pitcher left tackling consequences

After tackling a baserunner, Levi Austin enjoying his 15 minutes of fame.

Alumna hired as director of student ministry

Alumna Erin Moniz (03) has returned to Berry to assist Chaplain Jonathan Huggins as the director of student ministry.

Berry eaglets prepare to take flight

Much like many of our parents, the bald eagles on campus will soon become empty-nesters.

Beyond the Bubble: April 11, 2013

Featuring: Battle on the Mountain, international fair, an update on the Rome Braves, and the recent death of Margaret Thatcher

Campus prepares for Color Me Berry

Berry students will color themselves excited at the Color Me Berry trail run on April 13.

Senior housing options to be determined

Residence Life will not be inviting rising seniors to live off campus before room selection on April 7 and 8, but the option may…

Sports Alumni Mentor Picnic

Pictures from the annual Sports Alumae Mentor Program picnic where current Berry athletic students gathered with sports alumni…

Same Sex Argument goes to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court hears arguments pertaining to the testy topic of same-sex marriages.

Athletic director takes job in Virginia

After a "bittersweet decision," Todd Brooks will leave Berry in June

Richards Gym undergoes extensive renovations

The athletics department has expanded into and begun renovations on Richards Memorial Gym in anticipation of football at Berry.

Walking for the cure

Many people participated in Relay for Life to fight cancer.

Supreme Court argues gay marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has had a busy week, as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has been brought before the Court for…

A night to dance

The Swing and Ballroom club hosted an evening filled with music and dancing.

Beyond the Bubble March 21, 2013

Featuring: the Ginger Pride Parade, Redneck Rummage Sale and Berry College Confessions.

New controversial craze on campus

New social media web page becomes popular but with questionable legality.

Nursing major presented

New Dean of Nursing and other staff discuss requirements

Ambulance arrives at Morton-Lemley Hall

A housekeeper fell as she cleaned the showers Tuesday morning.

Admissions numbers affecting Berry's space

A look on how the Berry post office deals with recent increase in admission.

Berry senior earns honors at international forensic competition

Senior Kim Treese becomes Berry's first international forensics champion.

Driving simulator raises awareness

Berry Police brought in a driving simulator to show the dangerous consequences of texting behind the wheel and driving under the…

Don't text, just drive

Freshman Alex Sorohan encouraged her peers to drive safely in a presentation Monday night called “Don’t Text, Just Drive.”…

Boys are moving in!

Residence Life is making co-ed changes for the 2013 fall semester

Seize the math!

Berry's Dead Poets Society: the math edition

Eaglets are here

The eaglets behind the Cage were officially seen on February 18.

Stadium will not be built by fall

Construction on the new football stadium will be postponed until sufficient funds are raised, the Berry board of trustees…

Student hit by car

Freshman Michael Stephenson was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on campus Tuesday evening.

Beyond the Bubble February 7, 2013

Bi-weekly newscast highlighting the news around Rome and the Berry Community. Featuring: the hatching of the eaglets, gigabit…

Whatley leaving Berry

Provost Katherine Whatley was named the Vice President for Annual Programs of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and will…

Beyond the Bubble January 24, 2013

Bi-weekly newscast highlighting the news around Rome and the Berry Community. Featuring: PALS closure, Flu prevention tips and…
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Depth of Field

Sophomore Emma Chambers overcomes visual disorder to enjoy the game that she loves.

234 Cove: Eighty-six years of family business

The general store from 1932 is now a resale store, run by the granddaughters of the original owner.

Restoration Rome

Restoration Rome, with assistance from Berry College Leadership Fellow students, is serving the…

Dr. Tom Dasher retires

The former Provost and English Department Chair leaves after teaching for 46 years, with18 years at…

Berry senior dies of cancerous tumor

Senior Anna Trahan died Sunday, April 29 after discovering a cancerous tumor back in January.

Study Abroad

International Experiences and their new online program
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