Berry in the News

50th Anniversary of First African American Graduates at Berry College

Fifty years ago, Evelyn Hamilton and Beverly Smith graduated from Berry College – becoming the school’s first African American graduates. Their achievement and success was celebrated at a recent gala hosted by Berry College’s African American Alumni Chapter.

Berry College Theatre Company finds Proof

The Berry College Theatre Company will perform “Proof” Nov. 20-24 at the Sisters Theatre at Berry College.

Impeachment Discussion at Berry College

Berry College government professors will host a conversation Tuesday (Nov. 19) called “Impeachment in an Era of Toxic Partisanship: A Primer.

Berry College to participate in National Science Foundation research

Berry College is one of four higher education institutions recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to evaluate the experiences and challenges faced by underrepresented tech entrepreneurs.

Communication students garner national awards

College Broadcasters, Inc. and College Media Association recently recognized Berry College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, and Department of Communication students in four national competitions.

Educational Inequality: Closing the Gaps

Berry College will host a panel discussion about educational inequalities that cripple our society at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 7) in the McAllister Auditorium.

Worship Concert Series

Folk and hip-hop inspired Christian musicians will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 10) at the Forum River Center in downtown Rome.

Linguist to speak on cultural communication in medical field

A linguistics professor will speak about the cultural aspects of communicating with Hispanic patients at 6 p.m. Nov. 13, in Room 101 of Berry College Evans Hall.

Guest vocalist to perform at Berry College

Mezzo-soprano Kimberly James will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the College Chapel at Berry College.

Berry College Hosts Seventh and Eighth Grade Mathematics Competition

More than 100 seventh and eighth grade students from Georgia schools recently competed in the Berry College Mathematics Contest.

Explore more of Berry College History with a New Campus Tours Series

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will debut a new campus tour series at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. this Saturday (Nov. 9.)

Berry College Featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition

Berry College is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®.

New Exhibit at Moon Gallery and Talk on Nov. 1

A Berry College visiting art professor will discuss his solo exhibition, “Collect, Gather, and Assemble” at 4:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 1) in the Moon Gallery at Berry.

Witty Satires and Dark Narratives

An award-winning poet known for his witty satires and dark narratives will perform readings from his collection of poems and essays at 7:30 p.m. (Thursday) Nov. 7 in the College Chapel at Berry College.

Berry College Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Berry College Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. (Tuesday) Nov. 5 in the College Chapel at Berry.

Berry College Wind Ensemble Fall Concert

The Berry College Wind Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Krannert Center at Berry College.

Award-winning Poet to Speak at Berry

An acclaimed poet Jericho Brown will present work from his latest poetry collection at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in McAllister Hall Auditorium at Berry College.

Georgia’s 2020 Teacher of the Year to speak at Berry College

Georgia’s 2020 Teacher of the Year will speak on Oct. 30 about how she overcame childhood adversity to pursue a career in teaching.

Faculty Author Showcase

Berry College faculty members will showcase their books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Krannert Center ballroom.

Screening of Rome International Film Festival’s 2019 Audience Award Winner

Don’t miss this special showing of an award-winning film that was written, directed and produced by a Berry College professor.

Scary Berry Returns!

It’s spooky season which means that Scary Berry has returned.

Berry College Hires Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Director

Berry College students will have the opportunity to elevate their entrepreneurial skills with the hiring of a director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.

Berry Professor Earns David Hamilton Prize

The 2019 David Hamilton Prize for Iowa Review Alumni has been awarded to a Berry College professor.

Nationally Recognized Author to Speak at Berry College

An award-winning author will read an excerpt from her recent novel “All the Names They Used For God” and discuss her literary style at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the College Chapel at Berry College.

What is Happiness?

A Christian philosopher will discuss faith and happiness as at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Berry College Spruill Ballroom. 

Berry College Announces New Dean of Personal and Professional Development

Berry College has hired Marc Hunsaker to lead the newly formed Center for Personal and Professional Development.

Leadership Lecture Oct. 3 at Berry College

The community is invited to the Berry College lecture “A Walk on the Shadow Side of Leadership” on Oct. 3.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Opens Oct. 1

The Berry College Theatre Company opens their 2019-2020 season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

Upcoming Artist Talk on Sept. 30

Artists Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki will discuss PlantBot Genetic artwork at 5 p.m.  Sept. 30 in the Moon Gallery.

Nationally Recognized Poet to Read at Berry

An award winning poet will read and discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 19) in the McAllister Hall Auditorium at Berry College.

The Language Advantage: Bilingualism Flies High with Delta

A new lecture series at Berry College, The Language Advantage, will feature a bilingual Delta executive on Wednesday (Sept. 18.)

Constitution Day Lecture: The Exceptional U.S. Constitution

A Berry College government professor will discuss how the U.S. Constitution is different than most other democratic constitutions at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 17) in the Berry Evans Hall Auditorium.

Berry College Ranked #1 For Value by US News

U.S. News and WorldReport’s 2019 Best Colleges Rankings recently named Berry College #1 for Best Value and #2 for its strong commitment to undergraduate teaching among regional universities in the South.

Berry College Kindermusik Program Celebrates 30 Years

Berry College’s Kindermusik program marks its 30th anniversary this year with a musical celebration at Ford Dining Hall Sept. 14.

New York Times Best-Selling Author Wes Moore Lecture Thursday

New York Times best-selling author Wes Moore will speak as part of the Conson Wilson Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 29) in the Berry College Cage Center Arena.

Berry College Featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020

Berry College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review.

Berry College Summer Market to Bring Over 60 Vendors

The Berry College summer market on Saturday, July 20, will feature more than 60 vendors with products ranging from fresh cut flowers and banana pecan bread to Angus beef and handmade wood décor.

Coyote research finds new perspective

Berry College Associate Professor of Biology Christopher Mowry and Emory University Department of Environmental Science instructor Larry Wilson co-authored the recent Urban Naturalist article, “Species Richness Within an Urban Coyote Territory in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.”

Berry College Selected for Public Humanities Initiative

Berry College is one of 25 colleges nationwide selected to participate in the Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative.

Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership Director Named

Berry College has appointed Nathaniel Pearson as the inaugural Elvin and Fleta Patterson Sims director of the Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership.

Berry Professor Studies Colonial Era of Belgium

A Berry College professor has published a new book about the effects of the colonial era on Belgium.

STEMteach Mentor Program Matches Local Teachers with Students

Berry College students participated in the STEMteach Mentor Day alongside teachers from Rome City and Floyd County schools this year.

Berry College Professor Selected for National Leadership Development Program

Berry College Chair of Psychology Alan Hughes is one of 41 administrators in higher education nationwide selected to participate in the 2019–2020 Senior Leadership Academy.

Ford Auditorium’s New Melody

The historic Ford Auditorium at Berry College is undergoing a $6.3 million renovation to create a first-class performance and recital hall for the music program.

Berry's books: a patchwork quilt

Students take coursework into the community, preserving local seniors' memories.

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum Free Community Day

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will host a free community day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

Parker Roberts earns Goldwater Scholarship

A Berry College student who is working at NASA this summer, has earned the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.

Finding Our Place in the Solar System

Berry College Professor of Physics and Astronomy Todd Timberlake recently co-authored “Finding Our Place in the Solar System: The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution,” published by Cambridge University Press.

Night of Thanks

Every year Berry College sets aside one night to honor the generous donors who have given financially to student scholarships.

Berry College ranked as one of the “Best for the Money”

Berry College has been ranked as one of the best schools for the money in the U.S. by College Factual.

Berry College student recognized at the state conference

A Berry College student has been recognized at the Georgia Association of Behavior Analysis Conference for “Best Undergraduate Poster.”

Berry College 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

More than 415 students are set to receive their diploma at the 2019 Berry College undergraduate commencement May 4.

Berry College junior accepted into medical school

Junior Bailey Lawson will pursue his dream of working in the medical field at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn University when he graduates from Berry College in May 2020.

StoryCorps Initiative Sparks Conversations at Berry

Berry College recently hosted StoryCorps’ latest initiative, “One Small Step,” a push to bridge the political divide by having individuals with opposing viewpoints have a conversation.

DeKalb County senior wins high school film festival

A DeKalb County high school senior won first place at the recent Berry College Viking Fusion High School Film Festival.

Professor Peter A. Lawler Lecture Series Debuts Monday

Berry College alum David Ramsey is the speaker for the inaugural Peter A. Lawler Lecture today, April 15.

Berry College Spring Market Features Record Number of Vendors

Eighty vendors will take part in the Berry College spring market on Saturday (April 13), with a wide range of products including Angus beef, homespun yarn, homemade dog treats and European baked goods.

Dogfight Opens April 9 at Berry College Sisters Theatre

Berry College Theatre Company is looking for a fight with “Dogfight,” a musical about a bet, love and how much trouble one night can be.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet to speak at Berry College

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Adrian Matejka will give a poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. on April 11 at the Berry College Chapel.

Berry College Forensics Union wins 25th consecutive state tournament

The Berry College Forensics Union recently earned their 25th consecutive Georgia Intercollegiate Forensics Association Championship, placing first in every individual event.

Creative Writing and Poetry Community Events for Young Writers

Berry College students are connecting with the local community through creative writing and poetry reading events in March and April.

Veteran CNN Journalist to Speak at Berry College

Award-winning former CNN journalist and news executive Parisa Khosravi will speak at 7 p.m. March 25, as part of the Berry College Cecil B. Wright III Integrity in Leadership lecture series.

Broadway Stars to Perform at Berry College

Broadway stars of “Wicked” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will perform Monday (March 18) at Berry College’s Sisters Theatre for an evening cabaret.

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Berry College with 2018 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

Berry College has been honored with 2018 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Sixth Annual Floyd County Seed Swap

Berry College teams up with The Chieftains Museum to welcome the public to the sixth annual Floyd County Seed Swap Saturday, March 2.

2 Nights of Exhibit Events Celebrating Arbor Day and Woodturning at Oak Hill

Oak Hill & the Martha Berry Museum will offer a lecture March 4 and a woodturning demonstration March 5 to celebrate the exhibition, “From Tree to Treasure: Woodturnings by Al Christopher.”

Governor's Honors Program Interview Day at Berry College

Berry College will welcome approximately 6,000 visitors from across Georgia Saturday (Feb. 23) for this year’s Governor’s Honor Program Interview Day.

Public Screening of "To Kingdom Come" Thursday

A Berry College professor’s documentary film that depicts the battle between Rome’s river keepers and General Electric over polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), will be screened for the public at 6 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 21) at Georgia Highlands Heritage Hall Centre Stage.

Berry College Students Awarded $27,000 in Pitch Competition

A Berry College student entrepreneur recently won $11,000 to grow his cattle business in a pitch competition.

Juliana Gray Poetry Reading

Award-wining poet Juliana Gray will present her work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 7) in the Berry College Chapel.

City Commissioner Jamie Doss to Speak at Berry College

Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss will give a lecture, “What is Community Leadership?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 6) in the Berry College Spruill Ballroom.

Berry College Hosts Social Entrepreneurship Conference

Atlanta Tech Village Vice President Karen Houghton and DynamiX founder and CEO Jeff Jahn are among the dynamic session leaders (and Berry College alums) bringing innovative ideas and years of expertise to Berry on Feb. 9.

Berry College Theatre Company presents 'Broadway at Berry'

The Berry College Theatre Company welcomes Lindsay Northen and Jared Bradshaw as they perform “Broadway at Berry, at 7:30 p.m. This performance is free and open to the public.

Pixar Co-founder to Speak at Berry College

With more than 30 Academy Awards and a trove of beloved characters such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear to his name, Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull will speak about creativity on Feb. 21, for the Berry College Shatto Lecture Series.

Berry College Presents "The Art of Spiritual Formation"

The Berry College Chaplain’s Office welcomes Rebecca DeYoung, a philosophy professor at Calvin College, who will discuss vices and virtues in relation to spiritual formation at 7 p.m. Monday (Jan. 14) in the Krannert Spruill Ballroom.

New Moon Gallery Exhibit

The Berry College Moon Gallery presents “Meditation in Space Time: Art Textiles” by Junco Sato Pollack, running through Jan. 31.

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum Community Day

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will host a free community day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

Berry Students Earn Awards at Model UN Conference

A group of Berry College students were recently recognized for their outstanding work at the 2018 Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference in Atlanta.

Computer Science Students Excel in Programming Contest

A group of Berry College students placed fourth at the recent annual Southeastern Small College Programming Contest.

Momentum builds for Ford Auditorium renovation

Fundraising momentum for the renovation of Ford Auditorium as a first-class performance venue for Berry College students, faculty and the Northwest Georgia community continues to grow with the first major naming associated with the project – the Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall.

Lessons & Carols Saturday at Berry

The Berry College Choir will perform the traditional Lessons and Carols service at 7 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 1) in the Berry College Chapel.

Georgia School for the Deaf Students Enjoy “Silent Sky”

Students from the Georgia School for the Deaf visited Berry College recently for a special showing of “Silent Sky.”

Berry Student Finalist for National EPPY Award

A Berry College student has been named a finalist for a national media award.

Berry Communication Students Garner National Awards

College Broadcasters Inc. and the College Media Association recently recognized Berry College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, and Berry students in national competitions.

Zuber Cemetery Presentation Thursday at Berry

Berry College will host a presentation “The Zuber Cemetery: The Living History of an African-American Cemetery” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Evans Auditorium.

Pixar President and Co-Founder to Speak at Berry

With more than 30 Academy Awards and a trove of beloved characters such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear to his name, Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull will speak about creativity on Feb. 21, 2019, for the Berry College Shatto Lecture Series.

Woodturning Demonstration at Oak Hill

Berry College alum and artist Al Christopher will lead a woodturning demonstration and discuss his work on Nov. 12 at the Christopher Browning Pavilion at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum.

Professional Tennis Management Program Earns $10,000 Grant

The United States Tennis Association has awarded the Berry College Professional Tennis Management program a $10,000 grant to help recruit more students.

Elena Karina Byrne Poetry Reading

Award-winning poet Elena Karina Byrne will read her poetry at 4 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9) in the Berry College Chapel.

Lecture: The 20th Century’s Killing Fields

Berry College presents a lecture by Professor of History Brad Birzer on the “20th Century’s Killing Fields” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 7) in McAllister Hall Auditorium.

Berry professor to showcase film at the Rome International Film Festival

A Berry College professor and a Berry alum will showcase films at the Rome International Film Festival this weekend.

Berry College Presents ‘Silent Sky’

The Berry College Theatre Company presents the untold story of a pioneering woman astronomer in “Silent Sky” Nov. 14 – 18.

November Fine Arts Events

The Berry College Symphony Orchestra will perform “Rocket, Rollers and Sighs: Music from Mannheim” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 3) in the Berry Ford Auditorium.

Berry Senior Awarded Teaching Scholarship

A Berry College senior is the Georgia winner of a $3,000 teaching scholarship.

Berry Marks Centenary of the WWI Armistice

The Berry College History Department has organized a week of events beginning Nov. 7 to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I, which was signed on Nov. 11, 1918.

Future Georgia Educators Day at Berry

Up to 300 high school students and teachers will attend Future Georgia Educators Day on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Berry College.

Alum returns for lecture series after publishing success

Berry College alum and published author Alyssa Hollingsworth was this year’s featured author for the recent David James Poissant Creative Prose Reading Series.