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Berea College Labor Day Is a Day “On”

This year's Berea College Labor Day celebration on Tuesday, March 1, will offer students a unique experience to explore academic and labor opportunities. Themed "A Day of Exploration, Integration, and Celebration of Learning, Labor and Service," Labor Day celebrates the labor experience of all Berea students who must work on campus at least 10 hours each week.

Labor Day 2011

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A tradition began in 1922, Labor Day highlights the work values to which Berea is committed – the dignity of labor, serving to the community work as an educational experience.

First-year students will begin the day by meeting with their academic advisors to plan their days. They will have an opportunity to visit with representatives of two academic departments to gain information about majors, and two labor departments to learn about labor positions. Classes and student work are canceled for the day.

Seabury Center will host more than 20 non-academic labor departments. All students will be able to explore departments such as crafts, Child Development Lab, financial affairs and various other areas of interest. Many departments will utilize their upper class students to give out information to individuals interested in particular positions. Dinning Services will serve lunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Old Seabury Gym located in Seabury Center. Several on-campus performance groups will participate, including Middle Eastern Dance Group and Afro-Latin Ensemble. Groups will begin performing at 11:20 a.m. in the main arena of Seabury Center. Kettle corn and cotton candy will be served and a number of prize giveaways.

Berea's Got Talent will be taking place from 2:30 to 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony following the competition.

Last year, students with outstanding achievements in academics, labor and service were honored during Labor Day. This year, the Academy Awards will honor students’ achievements later in April.

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