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2014 News Archive

Black History Month

Berry College celebrates Black History Month by showing movies and hosting speakers.

Students join to address sexual assault

Several students at Berry have decided to address the issue of sexual assault on campus by seeking to establish an SGA committee…

Upcoming changes to residence halls

Both incoming freshmen and returning students will have additional housing options this fall, including the likely addition of…

Winter is Coming

Tips on how to prepare your car for winter.

New online options for summer classes

Berry will begin offering some summer courses online beginning in the summer of 2015.

Changes to campus sexual assault policy

Berry is expected to adhere to these changes by July 2015.

Thomas Lake lecture

Senior writer for Sports Illustrated Thomas Lake gave a lecture and answered questions for Berry students and faculty.

Faculty remember the fall of the Berlin Wall

In August of 1961, the Berlin Wall was erected to separate democratic West Germany from communist East Germany.

New sports communication concentration

Berry is now officially offering all communication majors the option of a sports communication concentration.

Berry to go tobacco-free fall of 2015

College President Stephen R. Briggs announced Tuesday that, effective Aug. 1, 2015, Berry will become a tobacco-free campus

New Smoking Policy

Berry College students share their thoughts on the decision

Questions of accessibility at Ford

Physically disabled students at Berry can face problems when it comes to accessibility at the Ford Complex.

First ever Spanish Discover Berry

This Saturday, Berry will be hosting the very first Spanish-only Discover Berry, or Descubre Berry.

Student injured by air vent in theater

An accident in Blackstone Hall on Oct. 31 left sophomore Emily Wolfe in the emergency room.

Stories Through the Ages

Rome's Chieftains Museum hosts stories for all ages

Stop Hunger Now Volunteers

Members of the Rome Community gathered in the Ford Dining Hall to assemble food packages for children in need

Berry hosts a lecture series

Audience gets a glimpse of Berry during 1900s-1920s

Students and Stadium Construction

Students and faculty shed light on Valhalla stadium.

Honor society celebrates 25 years

The international organization has initiated over 1.2 million members in the last 103 years, and there are chapters of KDP on…

Berry named Tree Campus USA

On Oct. 24, Berry was one of 10 winners of the Tree Campus USA – Arbor Day Event contest.

Day of the Dead

Students decorate candy skulls to learn about Latin American holiday

November 4th Elections

Georgia and Berry voters go to the polls to elect Governor and U.S. Senator.

Brush with kindness

Habitat for Humanity volunteers cleaned up a local house on Make a Difference Day

Going Caching

Popular geocaching event held at local Ridge Ferry Park.

Soprano Singer Performs at Berry

New York-based Christian Sineath shares her talent with Berry

Rome non-profit promotes trail use

Local non-profit Trails for Recreation and Economic Development (TRED) is working this year to make greater connections to…

Berry’s largest major keeps growing

Berry College attracts students from all over the country for its animal science major program

Berry website now smartphone friendly

Earlier this semester, the updated Berry website was launched and has received a great deal of positive feedback, said director…

Football secures historic first victory

the Berry Vikings football team had its first win on the 100th anniversary of Mountain Day.

100th Anniversary of Mountain Day

Students and alumni gather to celebrate the centennial Mountain Day.

Student petitions for locally grown food

Because food travels 1,500 miles from farm to consumer, senior Andrew Windham has taken a stand.

Marthapalooza draws huge crowd

More than 2,400 people attended the 10th annual Marthapalooza exceeding attendance from past years.

LifeReady Campaign Kickoff

Students gather for food, fun, and games on the Cage lawn for the kickoff.

Song of the Seven Hills

Rome Middle School's show choir Grand Illusion held an inaugural singing competition for a fundraiser for their performance…

Rise in drug and alcohol violations

This past week, Campus Safety released the 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Mountain Day celebrates 100 years

On Oct. 4, Berry College will host its 100th annual Mountain Day—an event filled with unique traditions and a deep history.

Self-Defense Class

Catherine Cottage hosted a class for self-defense

Bike trail to connect Berry to Rome

On Sept. 9 at the SGA meeting, college president Stephen R. Briggs announced that the city of Rome was working on a project to…

Campus initiatives to "go green"

There are over 27,000 acres that comprise Berry’s campus, and we, as a college and a community, are instituting many…

Author shares personal experiences

Last Thursday, award-winning Mexican-American author Luis Urrea spoke about his colorful childhood, his writing process and his…

Running for a Reason

The Roman Rumble 5K raises money for Harbor House of Rome

Truett Cathy's Life and Legacy

Winshape benefactor Truett Cathy is remembered for his generosity and love of service

Poetry initiative for Georgia schools

The Georgia Poetry Circuit (GPC), which is housed at Berry, is nearing the launch of a new program, the Georgia Poet’s…

Bike thefts highlight security issues

Four bikes were stolen from outside of Morgan and Deerfield residence halls the night of Aug. 17th.

Morton Lemley falls victim to dryer fire

A dryer in the basement of Morton Lemley catches fire.

Musselwhites' Final Year

Choral director Harry Musselwhite retiring after 30 years at Berry College.

Freshmen volunteer at animal shelter

Working at 8:15 a.m. on a Saturday may not sound like fun to the average person, but for Berry freshmen, it is one of the…

WinShape founder dies at 93

S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A and the WinShape Foundation and a longtime supporter of Berry, died at 1:35 a.m. Monday…

Fiction Reading

Berry graduate, David Poissant, begins a Fiction Reading series here at Berry created by Professor Sandra Meek.

Fewer freshmen, housing issue fixed

Five hundred seventy-three freshmen began classes last week, a number slightly below average compared to freshman classes of…

Catfish Tournament

Annual Catfish Tournament featured some of the best fisherman in the area

Creative writing major introduced

As of August 2014, incoming undergraduates at Berry now have the opportunity to major in creative writing.

The Sandbox

Library opens interactive technology room

Welcome Home

Berry bellhops help freshmen move into dorms

Valhalla food court additions open for business

Despite a month full of final renovations, the Valhalla food court will be completely accessible before classes begin, Monday,…

Valhalla stadium construction to begin soon

Berry’s new athletic stadium, named Valhalla, has been relocated out of respect for the college’s resident bald eagles.

Fundraising campaign launched

This past spring, the Berry board of trustees announced the public launch of a multimillion dollar capital campaign. The Life…

New welcome center breaks ground

Construction of a new 800 square foot welcome center off of the main road to Berry started at the beginning of this month.

Republic and Monarchy: Can They Coexist?

For the first time in decades Spain has a new king while at the same time proclaiming a democratic government.

Victimhood in Madrid: How best to remember city’s fallen

Spain’s past is full of anguish from terrorist attacks to war.

Forgetting to Spit

Spain finds difficulty in dealing with its past.

How Madrid remembers and forgets the Franco era

Almost 40 years after Franco’s death, the dictator’s legacy is still disputed.

A Day in the Life of Puerta Del Sol.

A first hand look at a day in the life of one of Madrid’s most popular and visited spaces from the perspective of the plaza…

Street artists add character to Madrid's center

Entertainers create a fun atmosphere in a historical setting in Madrid.

Green space as public space, the part it plays in Madrid life

Balancing the grey with the green.

From Gray to Green: The Madrid Rio Project

What was once a 10-lane highway is now a park that brings inner and outer Madrid into a shared green space.

Catholic Church still a cornerstone of Spanish culture

Exploring the complex relationship Madrileños have with Catholicism and religious expression.

Corpus Christi, a central celebration for Spanish Catholics

A look into the process and celebration of the Corpus Christi holiday.

The Night Life of Puerta de Sol

Puerta de Sol is the beating heart of Madrid’s nightlife, serving as the central hub of activity in the city.

Partying in Madrid: In the pursuit of forgetfulness and fun

Whether it's the music, the drinks or the dancing, each aspect of partying provides freedom for Madrileños

The Art of Protesting in Madrid

Economic turmoil and a royal abdication send more Madrileños to the streets to express themselves.

Public Expression in Madrid: 'The streets belong to us'

For Madrileños the use of public space for expression is a basic right

Famed Madrid restaurant Sobrino de Botín relies on family

The González family has owned and run Sobrino de Botín for three generations, but will the fourth generation continue the…

People come together around food and the places it’s eaten

Food is more than a meal to Madrileños, it's intended to be enjoyed with those that they love

Madrid street art fills the neighborhood with color

Transforming Lavapiés into a work of art.

Madrid’s Street Art: Vandalism or civic good?

The city’s public spaces have become surfaces for expression on issues such as public policy, the economic crisis and everyday…

La Tabacalera: a gallery of graffiti in Madrid

Building in Lavapiés revamped for local artists from the inside out.

La Tabacalera: Madrid´s home for legal graffiti

Once-vacant building in Lavapiés neighborhood gives city’s street art a home.

The 3 Faces of Madrid’s Soccer

Soccer club fandom in Madrid often follows cultural and class differences.

Soccer in Madrid: 3 Teams, 1 Sport, 1 People

Soccer, or futbol, in Madrid is more than just a sport, it’s a lifestyle.

Smoking on Campus

Recent smoking bans on public college campuses in Georgia bring to mind Berry's own history with smoking on campus.

Biking and Building

Berry sophomore is spending his summer riding across the country while raising awareness for affordable housing.

Cottage residents promote girls' education through art gallery

On April 24, Catherine Cottage and International Student Programs co-hosted a gallery of artwork that highlighted the…

Student sells bow ties to benefit orphans

Senior Sydney Hulebak has her own business that serves people locally, nationally and worldwide.

Haircuts for a Cure

Berry Lacrosse players donate hair to raise money for cancer research.

Berry Vikette cheerleaders spending summer dancing at Rome Braves games

Rome Braves Brigade dance and cheer team include Berry students Suzannah Forbes and Morgan Johnston.

Students direct Berry College Theatre company one-act 'Plays from Provincetown'

Bringing Eugene O'Neill's tragedies to life at Blackstone Theater

Color Me Berry trail run raises money for visually impaired

Proceeds from the event will send Floyd County youth to space camp.

Creative workspace in downtown Rome fosters collaboration

Not-for-profit 7Hills Makerspace brings open source problem-solving to Rome community.

Provost honored by University of Georgia

Provost Kathy Richardson has been awarded the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award from the University of Georgia Grady…

McKenzie retiring after 36 years at Berry

Professor of philosophy David McKenzie will be retiring from full time teaching next month.

Students stay up all night to support cancer survivors

More than 400 students participated in the Relay for Life overnight event to support the American Cancer Society.

Fall graduation ceremony cancelled

On April 10, the Academic Council approved a recommendation to eliminate fall graduation, effective this year.

New director of recreation joins the Berry community

Michael McElveen began his new position as Berry’s director of recreation on April 7.

Tuition raised for next academic year

Tuition is on the rise yet again, with the tuition and fees for next year going up $1,440, from $29,090 in the 2013-2014…

Community HeART Contest

Two students won the HeART competition to raise awareness about heart health.

Athletes to be honored in first annual award ceremony

On April 29 student athletes will be honored for their achievements and contributions in sports, academics and community service…

Seed swap encourages garden-growing knowledge

The Rome-Floyd County Library hosted the inaugural seed swap on April 5 after a Berry professor, Berry senior and other…

Berry senior to volunteer with Peace Corps in Tanzania

Glenn Funk to teach middle school sciences in African nation.

Berry College Department of Communication Turns 25

Big changes in industry force big changes in teaching and learning.

New faculty coming to Communication in fall

Long-time chair Bob Frank to step down in 2015.

Bull riding event successful in sixth year

Block and Bridle hosted its sixth annual Battle on the Mountain bull riding event on March 28 at the Gunby Equine Center.

Board of Regents bans smoking on public college campuses

On March 19, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia voted to create a policy that will prohibit the use of all…

Students to show artistic talents at fundraiser for Action Ministries Rome

Berry students will be using their artistic talents to support Action Ministries Rome as part of the Arts and Action fundraiser…

Tennis Center of Georgia expected to boost interest in Berry College

74-court campus coming to parcel Berry donated to Rome/Floyd County

Berry's eagles a testimony to Endangered Species Act

Laws to protect treasured national symbol appear to be working.

James Carville, Mary Matalin an unlikely marriage

Union of political consultants flourishes despite clash of views.

Berry football hopes to add 35 players for 2014 campaign

Recruiting emphasis changes to filling spots.

Voters to begin winnowing Floyd County Commission candidates next month

Crowded field for two of Commission’s five seats.

Elementary and middle school host half marathon

Berry College Elementary and Middle School brought over 1,100 runners to campus on March 29 for their annual half marathon…

Shatto lecture series

Personal Questions with James Carville.

Field catches fire near Possum Trot

A field near Possum Trot on Mountain Campus caught on fire Tuesday afternoon after a student attempted to drive through the…

Berry organizing walk for Multiple Sclerosis research

Berry is sponsoring its 12th annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk on campus on April 5 at 10 a.m.

Affordable Care Act deadline extended

Federal officials announced Tuesday that anyone seeking to apply for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have…

Forensics for the Win

Berry College Forensics team takes home silver in National Competition

Baccalaureate time changed

Due to increased attendance at baccalaureate ceremonies in recent years, baccalaureate for this semester’s graduating class…

Trail of Tears series concludes

On March 13, the “Remembering the Trail of Tears” lecture series came to a close with speaker Sarah H. Hill presenting…

Financial Aid Advice

For Financial Aid Awareness Week, the Head of Financial Aid, Mrs. Marcia McConnell gives advice and insight to all things…

Political commentators to visit Berry for Shatto lecture

James Carville and Mary Matalin, husband and wife and political commentators, will speak at Berry on March 20 at 8 p.m. in the…

Forensics team takes second place at national tournament

Berry’s Forensics Team won second place against 25 of some of the nation’s top forensics college and university teams at the…

New dining options coming this summer

New food options are coming to Valhalla food court during the summer of 2014.

Snow Make Up Day

Berry Faculty and Staff discuss the recent snow days and making up missed class on Symposium Day.

GUFC celebrates GA State Arbor Day at Ridge Ferry

Arborists and government officials gathered at Ridge Ferry Park for the Georgia Urban Forest Council's state Arbor Day event.

Speaker encourages reevaluation of Andrew Jackson

“Andrew Jackson.” As soon as the last syllable left his lips, the crowd erupted in a cacophony of “boos” and…

Nursing Lab Opening

State of the art nursing simulation lab holds ribbon cutting

Jewish students begin forming interest group

A new Jewish student group at Berry, begun by freshman Emily Wolfe, is the first to go through a newly recognized process to…

Bald eagle hatches on campus

The new eaglet, which hatched on campus on Feb. 22, has attracted national attention to Berry and its resident bald eagles.

Viking Fusion honored for animated video collaboration

Viking Fusion has been recognized by the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts for the second…

Speakers teach importance of social enterprise

The Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of the Magdalene program and Thistle Farms, visited Berry on Feb. 17 to speak about the…

Themed Housing

Residence Life is offering themed housing for next semester

John Barge hits campaign trail

Berry alumnus and state school superintendent discusses his run for governor

Rome to go Renaissance

The Georgia state house passed a bill that will allow Downtown Rome to become a Renaissance District.

Admissions recruiting strategies aim to maintain current enrollment numbers

Berry’s recruitment strategy for the immediate future will be focus on maintaining an undergraduate enrollment of 2,100…

Many opportunities for mountain biking, trail deteriorating

Berry is known for its 26,000 acres of beautiful land; our campus attracts runners, joggers, hikers, cyclists, rock climbers and…

New director of Academic Support Center appointed

Berry College recently hired a new director of academic support services, Wilma Maynard. Maynard began her new position as…

Berry recognized for forest sustainability efforts

Berry has received the 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to forest and tree…

Classes resume despite snow

Berry received about two inches of snow Wednesday night, but classes resumed Thursday at 12:30 p.m. after cancellations on both…

Read-in celebrates diversity

Several dozen students, faculty and members of the Rome community gathered in Memorial Library for the African-American Read-In…

Guest speaker teaches about signs and prevention of sexual assault

Amy Stockton and Lexi Vick from the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia used information from social and psychological…

Senior Spotlight: Looking Forward to the Future

Three seniors share their goals for spring semester and their post-graduation plans.

Conference to teach students business skills, provide networking opportunities

Berry will be hosting the second annual National Student Enterprise Development Conference, featuring guest speakers from UPS…

New one health minor explores various dimensions of health´╗┐

Berry has introduced a new minor called one health which looks at health from multiple perspectives.

Yearbooks to be distributed in spring semester

This year, Berry’s award-winning student yearbook, the Cabin Log, is springing forward.

Concert to benefit refugess

For many families in the United States, a safe home, healthy environment and employment opportunities are considered normal. For…

Library to host guest speaker on technology and the humanities

Do you possess both a passion for the humanities and an interest in technology? If so, be sure to come see Dr. O. Vernon Burton,…

Students selected for All-College band

This year, Berry is among the top represented colleges in the prestigious All-College Band.

Bald eagles on campus lay new eggs

The Berry bald eagles are back, and they aren’t alone.

Temple Grandin, renowned animal science researcher, to visit Berry

Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will be speaking at Berry on Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. in The…
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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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