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News Archive 2015

Developing Rome, GA Wetlands

An expert and leader of a preservation campaign talks about the plans to use Rome, GA Wetlands for commercial development.

Winter Health Issues and Prevention

How do students prevent the flu and other winter diseases?

Beyond the Bubble: December 7, 2015

Featuring: Professors at Berry prepare for finals, all military combat positions are open to women, and more.

Students gain entrepreneurial experience

Berry students have the opportunity to operate their own businesses.

Homeless shelter in Rome undergoing renovations

The shelter serves as a transitional place for men to stay while they go through the process of finding work and permanent…

Lack of diversity concerns students

According to Berry’s 2014-2015 Institutional Research Report there are fewer than 100 black students at Berry College out of a…

Technology in the Classroom

Foreign language class uses interactive game to learn language.

Entrepreneurship Program

Berry’s Entrepreneurial Program Offers Business Experience to Students.

Mental Illness

Mental health concerns on college campuses.

Water on Mars

A discussion on the discovery of water on Mars and the effects the finding has had on science.

No Shame November

Peer Educators educate students on the negative aspects of shame.

ROTC Program

A look at the advantages and potential disadvantages in the ROTC program at colleges around the nation and here at Berry.

Statistics on Online Classes

An infograph detailing the impact and growth of online classes at colleges and universities across the nation and at Berry.

Attack on Paris

Berry College students and professors who have previously visited Paris weigh in on the tragedy.

A Student's Guide to Ben Carson

Ben Carson's stance on the issues facing the American people.

Disability Access at Berry College

Accommodations helpful for students with disabilities.

Parent advisory council has first meeting

The inaugural Parents’ Council met on Friday to discuss opportunities to grow parent-college communication.

Former Xbox designer lectures at Berry

The leader of the team responsible for the Xbox spoke to students about about the importance of faith, perseverance and…

Education honors society encourages literacy

This past week, Berry's KDP hosted their biannual book sale, which they use as a fundraiser for their “Literacy Alive!”…

Beyond the Bubble: November 13, 2015

Featuring: Berry's track and field team, the president of the University of Missouri's resignation, the suicide bombing in…

Plans announced for retirement community

In 2019, Berry will open its doors for to the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).

Campus safety promotes emergency plans

In light of the recent school shootings, Berry has increased education and awareness of emergency preparedness plans on campus.

Beyond the Bubble: October 26, 2015

Featuring: Berry's chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, the U.S. Special Operations rescue mission and more.

Masters in Business Administration at Berry

Berry provides students opportunities beyond the undergraduate business experience with their MBA program.

Education Graduate Opportunities at Berry

The Charter School of Education and Human Sciences offers three certified graduate education degrees for teachers who want to…

Grand March rescheduled for spring

The Grand March committee has decided to move the event a few weeks ahead of spring graduation.

Student Work

An overview of the student work program at Berry.

Beyond the Bubble: October 9, 2015

Featuring: The search for survivors from the El Faro shipwreck, updates on the Oregon shooting and Berry Campus Safety.

Mountain day continues despite rain delays

In spite of muddy fields and stormy weather, student and faculty organizers came together to bring Mountain Day activities to…

Mental Health Awareness Week

Gaining further knowledge on what this entails and what Berry is doing to raise awareness.

Beyond the Bubble: September 28th, 2015

Pope Francis's arrival in the US, the Berry Dance Troupe's rehearsal of "The Nutcracker" and more.

Freshmen Class Officer Speeches

Freshmen class officers give speeches in light of upcoming elections.

Health and Wellness Committee Restarts

After a three year hiatus, Berry College's Health and Wellness Committee restarted this month.

Berry welcomes international students to campus

According to Berry College’s 2014 Fact Book, 19 of 2,085 undergraduate students were international and 16 percent of the total…

Vikings Win First Valhalla Game in Overtime

The Vikings football team won its inaugural game at the new Valhalla Stadium and Williams Field against the LaGrange Panthers,…

New Pavilion at Oak Hill

Oak Hill plans to add new pavilion.

Highfield brings outdoor experience to BOLD

Berry alumna Amanda Highfield returns to take on the position of assistant director of recreation.

Beyond the Bubble: September 11, 2015

Featuring: Kim Davis' release from jail, the Berry community's reaction to same-sex marriage, and an update on the Ashley…

Martha Berry film raises funds for production

Berry alumna Jessica Leigh Smith begins her campaign to raise funds for a Martha Berry biopic.

Campus prepares for stadium opening

There will be a 4 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday marking the official opening of Valhalla stadium.

Ford buildings become coeducational

The historically all-female Ford buildings welcomed male students to Clara at the beginning of the semester.

Evidence from Rome stabbing found at First Year Service Day site

A wallet found at Freshman Service Day led to a temporary lockdown of the site.

Boys Take Over Clara

For the first time in Berry history, male students take up residence at Ford.

Todd Brooks returns as athletic director

Todd Brooks has returned to Berry as athletic director after a two-year absence.

Berry Now Completely Tobacco Free

On Aug. 1, Berry officially launched its new tobacco-free initiative, but the nuances of the policy and its enforcement are…

Weaving at Berry

A long-lasting Southern tradition continues to thrive at Berry.

Tobacco Free Campus

As of August 1, Berry College became a tobacco-free campus. In order to help students wishing to quit smoking, Berry has set up…

A Jewel of Berry

The Gate of Opportunity Scholarship offers Berry students many unique experiences.

Berry College Begins Search for New Athletic Director

Tom Hart has resigned as the Athletic Director at Berry College effective May 31, 2015.

Beyond the Bubble Bloopers

Thanks for watching Beyond the Bubble! Enjoy some bloopers from this year.

The Welcome Center

A behind the scenes look at the new welcome center.

Easy Baked Improv

A behind the scenes look at the troupe.

Old Havanna

An employee describes working at Old Havanna Cigar Company

Man on the Street: Campus Safety

Berry faculty and students talk about safety on campus.

Berry Sounds

Making old furniture, new with Berry Enterprises.

From Bean to the Beanry

Berry College Beanry barista talks about his history with coffee.

Habitat for Humanity

Berry students participate in a Women's Build with Habitat for Humanity.

Color Me Berry

Students host 5k run to raise money for charity.

Beyond the Bubble: April 24

Featuring: Berry's new sexual misconduct policy; Red Cross Blood Drive held at Berry; counter-terrorism operation on Al-Qaeda;…

Associate dean Bumpus to retire in June

Associate dean of students Julie Bumpus will be retiring from Berry June on 31

Draft of new sexual misconduct policy open for review

Berry’s sexual misconduct policy is undergoing changes to comply with federal guidelines, and a draft of the new policy was…

National protest sparks conversation about minimum wage

Students speak about their experiences working in the fast food industry

The Berry Bubble: Healthy or Worth Being Popped?

The Berry Bubble is a term affectionately used to describe the close-knit community on Berry’s campus. However, it is possible…

Religious Life at Berry College becomes More Diverse

The Berry College community, while founded on Christian principles, has begun to embrace more religious diversity in recent…

Let Your Opinion be Heard Through the D-hall Communication Board!

The communication board at Berry’s dining hall was created in an effort to encourage communication between students and staff…

MS Walk

Berry hosts the annual MS Walk to raise support for the disease.

Phi Mu Car Show

A Shorter University Sorority hosts their first annual car show to raise money for CMNH.

Despite some objections, no-alcohol policy will stay in place

Berry College has been a dry campus since its founding, however this does not stop debate among students and faculty about the…

Formal at full capacity, fake tickets made and sold

Formal, held at Oak Hill Saturday, was filled to capacity, dealt with fake tickets and transportation difficulties.

Communications chair Bob Frank to retire

After nearly four decades at Berry, Bob Frank will retire at the end of the semester

October Baby

Abortion survivor and inspiration for the movie October Baby Gianna Jessen visits campus.

Students Discuss Mental Illness and its Stigma on Campus

Some Berry College students struggle with depression and anxiety issues as well as a stigma that so often surrounds mental…

Beyond the Bubble: April 13

Featuring: Easter Egg Hunt at Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum; Shooting in Rome, GA.; 2013 Boston Marathon bombing trial; court…

New student enterprise to sell cage-free eggs

The Berry College Student Enterprises will be launching their new enterprise called Blue Hen Eggs this Saturday.

Walk on campus to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis

Berry will host a 5K walk Saturday at 10 a.m. in order to fundraise and advocate for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Revision of AP US History in Georgia

Georgia Senate has passed a resolution calling for major revisions to AP US History courses in Georgia school systems. Senior…

Relay for Life

Berry College raises money for the American Cancer Society

Seniors finalize post-graduation plans

With the spring semester drawing to a close, seniors have begun planning for their lives after Berry

About 1,500 community members compete in Berry half-marathon

Berry hosted their annual half marathon event on Saturday,

Climb for a Cure

Berry students raise supplies to support families with HIV.

It's on Us committee to create discussion on assault

Berry's It's on Us committee, which seeks to raise awareness about sexual assault, will be publicly launching next week.

Tuition increase announced for next academic year

Tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year will be $31,770, an increase of $1,440 from this academic year.

Beyond the Bubble: March 30, 2015

Featuring: Germanwings plane crash; Peer Educators; U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

Relay for Life aims to raise money for cancer patients and survivors

Since last fall, junior Maria Santos kicked off the 2015 Relay for Life campaign in an effort to raise awareness about cancer…

Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks at Shatto lecture

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke about her newest book, “The Bully Pulpit:…

Access to condoms on campus and in Rome

The Health and Wellness Center has condoms available for students who request them, in addition to condoms available in the…

Beyond the Bubble March 5, 2015

Featuring: An exhibit on paintings by Winston Churchill, funding for Department of Homeland Security, and the Justice…

Spark Conference

Berry College Student Enterprises holds the Spark Conference to discuss entrepreneurship and the business world.

Students help provide clean water, eye care to Nicaraguan village

Last year Berry students traveled on a mission trip to Nicaragua organized by junior Hannah Johnson.

Stadium construction funding nearing goal

Berry’s new athletic stadium, which has been named Valhalla, is scheduled to open for the upcoming fall semester.

Adult Spell Off

Adults from the Rome community participate in an adult spelling bee to raise money for a local organization.

Berry to host annual student enterprise conference

Berry faculty and alumni will be speaking at the annual Spark enterprise conference that will be hosted on campus on Feb. 27 and…

Musselwhite to retire, new director hired

Harry Musselwhite, senior lecturer of music, will be retiring from teaching and directorship of various choral activities

Trustees to vote on Student Activity Fee

The Student Activity Fee (SAF), may increase by $26 a year starting next semester if the Board of Trustees votes to change it…

Europe still safe for study abroad students

In recent weeks, terrorist attacks in Paris, France, and Copenhagen, Denmark, have rocked Europe

Beyond the Bubble February 20, 2015

Featuring: Berry's annual SOUP-off, CERT Training, freezing temperatures around the country, and more.

Special Needs Valentine's Dance

Berry College teams up with Parent to Parent to organize a festive dance for special needs children and their families.

Viking Connections connects students and alumni

The Viking Connections event, held on Jan. 29, took students to the Invesco Headquarters in Atlanta

Dynamic Duo

Members of the Rome community and beyond gathered at Dykes Creek Baptist Church to celebrate and support two young boys on their…

Welcome center to monitor campus visitors

The new welcome center at the mail campus entrance will be completed in the coming weeks

Berry experiences widespread flu outbreak

In the wake of the recent flu outbreak, Berry has strengthened its preventive measures in the Health and Wellness Center

SGA 2015 Executive Officer Speeches

New skillport training videos available

Terri Sills, BITS Student Work Coordinator, sent an email Monday notifying the Berry community about updates to the Skillport…

Team Berry

Berry running group returns after a few years hiatus.

Center for Integrity in Leadership expanding

The LifeReady Program and provost Kathy Richardson are looking to expand and broaden the scope of a relatively new mentor…

Hunger Simulation

Psychology professor Dr. Conradson's class lead a hunger simulation event at Berry.

William Hopkins Primate Lecture

Former Berry faculty member, Dr. William Hopkins, returns to campus to share his research on the correlation between primate and…

Beyond the Bubble January 29, 2015

Featuring: The Berry swim team, shooting in Floyd Co., New York's snow storm, and the NFL's PSA for domestic violence.

Former athletes found guilty in Vanderbilt rape

Former Vanderbilt University football players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were found guilty on Tuesday

'Good Samaritan' clause to be voted on Tuesday

SGA is projected to vote on the “Good Samaritan” clause as in addition to the Community Standard section of the Viking Code…

Tobacco cessation resources available

Both the Health and Wellness Center and A New Year / A New You (ANY/ANY) will be providing resources and treatment for smokers…

Student Enterprises Online

The Berry College Student Enterprises are making more sales since their online marketplace launched least semester.

M.L.K. Day March for Freedom

The Rome community participates in the annual march in honor of Dr. King

Obama proposes free community college

In President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday evening, he announced a plan to make the first two years of…

MLK Service Day

140 Berry volunteers spend their day off serving the community.

Car Fire by the Cottages

A car parked next to the cottages catches fire.

Car fire near Child Development Center

No injuries in car fire near Child Development Center

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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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