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Happy New Graduates!
Happy New Graduates!
(December 2013) A fresh batch of Berry College alums were welcomed at the 2013 Fall Commencement.

Berry Christmas
Berry Christmas
(December 2013) Berry’s campus was bustling with Christmas spirit through the many merry events in December.

Berry
Berry's Heart
(December 2013) In any given week there are multiple opportunities for Berry College students to volunteer, from assisting on a Habitat for Humanity build to tutoring children.

Pure Genius
Pure Genius
(November 2013) Alternately comedic and dramatic, "Genius!" is a world premiere play centering on Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and the writers, painters, composers, politicians and others who were associated with one another during the first four decades of the 20th century.

Nature
Nature's Tapestry
(November 2013) For a few weeks every fall, nature puts on one of its most spectacular displays as native trees and shrubs finish out the growing season in a brilliant display of fall colors at Berry. Students are taking time to relax and enjoy this vivid scenery since the onslaught of midterms has passed.

Spooky Berry
Spooky Berry
(October 2013) Berry students got into the Halloween spirit with various ghoulish events this year.

Festive Berry
Festive Berry
(October 2013) The fall season is filled with midterms, projects, and general academic rigor, but Berry students have proven to take advantage of various school events that provide a break from their studies.

Mountain Day Memories
Mountain Day Memories
(October 2013) The first weekend in October welcomed more than 7,000 students, staff, alumni and parents to celebrate the 99th Mountain Day weekend honoring Martha Berry's birthday.

Some Enchanted Evening …
Some Enchanted Evening …
(September 2013) The Berry College Theatre Company performed its first show of the season: Rodgers and Hammerstein's "A Grand Night for Singing" - a musical highlighting the showstoppers this pair created.

Giving Back
Giving Back
(September 2013) In the recent annual Freshman Service Day, 680 new students, faculty and staff rose with the sun to hit the streets of Rome and Floyd County.

Berry Football Makes History
Berry Football Makes History
(September 2013) A standing-room only crowd jammed Barron Stadium on Saturday to witness history being made as Berry opened its first-ever football season with a game against the Scots of Maryville College (Tennessee).

Be Berry
Be Berry
(August 2013) Berry College was buzzing with hundreds of new students last week as the class of 2017 moved into the residence halls and participated in ice-breaking activities as part of Viking Venture.

Beautifying Berry
Beautifying Berry
(August 2013) This summer, Berry’s campus has been abuzz with construction.

Rebuilding Oklahoma
Rebuilding Oklahoma
(July 2013) On May 20, an EF-5 tornado destroyed homes, two elementary schools and a hospital in Moore, Okla. Berry College Volunteer Services (BCVS) decided to help by planning a rebuild Oklahoma trip in mid-July.

Welcome New Faces
Welcome New Faces
(June 2013) During the month of June, Berry welcomed hundreds of new freshmen and transfer students to the campus at the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) sessions. The students and their parents filled the campus each week to take their first steps into college life.

Amazing Alumni
Amazing Alumni
(May 2013) Every year in the hills of northwest Georgia, Berry College hosts its annual Alumni Weekend and Alumni Work Week. Started in 1985, the gathering draws alumni from all over the world for fellowship, fun and work!

Welcome New Alums
Welcome New Alums
(May 2013) On a Berry spring morning, hundreds of family and friends congregated on the Evans lawn to celebrate the success of the class of 2013.  Berry College’s spring commencement graduated 381 students into the Berry Alumni Association, along with welcoming honored guests to the campus.

Midsummer Dreams
Midsummer Dreams
(May 2013) The Berry College Theatre Company's last production of the academic year featured fairies, fools and midsummer mischief. Richard Garner, producing artistic director for the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, directed Berry students and alumni in the production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 

Exam Jam
Exam Jam
(April 2013) Georgia native Phillip Phillips, winner of the 11th season of American Idol, recently performed to a sold-out crowd of 1,500 as part of Berry College's third annual Exam Jam. Phillips showcased songs from his debut album "The World from the Side of the Moon," along with original covers of popular songs.

Colorful Berry
Colorful Berry
(April 2013) Berry held its first ever Color Me Berry Trail Run last weekend. "Color Zones" were placed throughout the course, allowing for each color to be showered on the runners through the 5k run.

Buckin
Buckin' Berry
(April 2013) The Battle on the Mountain, Berry’s fifth annual bull ride, brought several hundred community members, students, staff and faculty to the Gunby Equine Center.

Happy Feet
Happy Feet
(March 2013) The Berry College Dance Troupe recently presented its annual dance concert over three days. Each dancer embodied this year’s theme of "Eudamonia" (Greek for happiness) as they gracefully performed a mix of ballet, hip-hop, and contemporary pieces; all of which were accompanied by colorful costumes and ethereal music.

History Lessons
History Lessons
(March 2013) The recent Berry College Theatre Company’s production of “The Colored Museum” featured the first all-black cast.

Thank You!
Thank You!
(February 2013) Berry College's 12th annual Scholarship Night was a celebration of gratitude.

Viva Berry!
Viva Berry!
(February 2013) Berry's Vegas Weekend always serves as a fun reminder that not only do Berry students work hard; they also know how to have a good time. Events offered during this particular weekend were inspired by various shows, locations, and casinos found on the Vegas strip. Arielle Debrun, a senior from Charlotte, N.C., was impressed with this year's weekend-long bash. Krannert Center Activities Board (KCAB) organizes the event.

Honoring the Dream
Honoring the Dream
(January 2013) A group of Berry College students woke up bright and early Monday to make a difference in the Rome community on Martin Luther King Day, making it a day “on” not a day “off.”