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Summer 2009 issue of Berea Magazine is online

This issue focuses on lasting legacies.

Berea College Magazine

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The first article, “Busier than a long-tailed dog in a room full of rockin’chairs,” is authored by Megan Smith and profiles Dr. William “Bill” Turner. Dr. Turner is the National Endowment for the Humanities chair in Appalachian studies at Berea college. The article describes how he came to love the Appalachian region. The article also mentions a recommendation to President Obama that Dr. Turner be nominated to head the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

The next article, “Summertime and the readin’s easy” by Michael Loruss, ’09, gives a peek into the personal summer libraries of people across campus. Faculty, staff and students took time in their summer to enjoy some personal reading. A few shared their favorite authors, books, and genres.

The third article, written by Deb McIntyre, ’10, features Berea College president Larry Shinn. “The view from the balcony” gives insight to the ups and downs Shinn has faced during his presidency, and the path that led him there.

The next article, also by Deb McIntyre, is a supplement to the previous article. It explores Nancy Shinn's teamwork and the dedication required of her as the couple leads the Berea college community. Nancy Shinn, President Shinn’s wife, has filled the roles of “cheerleader, confidante, and coworker.”

“Berea’s Lincoln Links” describes the connections Berea college has to President Lincoln. It is an interesting piece, written by News Manager Julie Sowell, which captures attention as artifacts are revealed to the reader. Berea college is producing an exhibit titled, “The Lincoln Legacy and Berea college.”

If you have comments, questions or suggestions for the magazine, please email Normandi at ellisn@berea.edu or call 859.985.3021.

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