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January 22, 2020
Chuck Baker to Retire; David Holcomb Named Vice President of Advancement and Communication

Chuck Baker has announced that he is retiring from his role as Vice President for Advancement effective April 1, 2020. Chuck Baker has been serving in this role at Bryan for the past four years after retiring from successful executive roles at Unum and as President of Bethel Bible Village. Under Chuck’s leadership, the Advancement… Continue Reading Chuck Baker to Retire; David Holcomb Named Vice President of Advancement and Communication

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January 15, 2020
An Interview With Bryan Knowles ’20

Bryan College senior Bryan Knowles recently had an article published by the Sparta-White County Historical Society. Bryan’s article was about George Gibbs Dibrell, a state legislator from Sparta, Tennessee. We spoke with Bryan about George Gibbs Dibrell, his favorite part of studying history, and what history can teach us. What made you interested in George… Continue Reading An Interview With Bryan Knowles ’20

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December 20, 2019
Bryan College Launches Summer Institute

Bryan College is excited to announce a new Summer Institute, launching in July, 2020. The program is intended for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. The Summer Institute will give participants a week-long glimpse into life at Bryan College. Students will earn a college credit by taking courses in one of four tracks:… Continue Reading Bryan College Launches Summer Institute

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December 18, 2019
An Interview With Great Commoner Essay Winner, Daeana Barkubein

During Scholarship Weekend, all attendees participate in The Great Commoner Essay Competition. Students are given a prompt and have two hours to complete an essay. The winner earns a full tuition scholarship to Bryan College. The winner of the 2019 Great Commoner Essay Competition is Daeana Barkubein, who wrote about doubt, growing up in the… Continue Reading An Interview With Great Commoner Essay Winner, Daeana Barkubein

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December 5, 2019
Performing Arts Department Prepares for Christmas on the Hill

The Performing Arts Department is presenting Christmas on the Hill this Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Rudd Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.  During the two-hour performance, the Hilltop Players will do a shortened version of A Charlie Brown Christmas, accompanied by music from the Bryan College Chorale, Chamber… Continue Reading Performing Arts Department Prepares for Christmas on the Hill

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December 2, 2019
“William Jennings Bryan: A Difference Maker” Brings Influential Politician’s Story to Life

When Corrine Livesay came to Bryan College in 2003 with her husband, Dr. Stephen Livesay, she realized that many people were either unaware of William Jennings Bryan’s place in history or held an impression skewed by fictional satirizations (the most well-known being “Inherit the Wind,” a play based on the Scopes Trial). With this in mind,… Continue Reading “William Jennings Bryan: A Difference Maker” Brings Influential Politician’s Story to Life

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November 25, 2019
Bryan College Welcomes Palacky University Students

This past month, the Bryan community has had the privilege of hosting four students from Palacky University in the Czech Republic. Klára Skopalová, Radka Čalová, Karolína Hovadíková, and Alexandra Večeřová all spent four weeks at Bryan,observing classes, visiting with students and faculty, and learning more about American culture. This program draws on a seven-year relationship… Continue Reading Bryan College Welcomes Palacky University Students

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November 22, 2019
5 Facts You May Not Have Known About William Jennings Bryan

Most of us are familiar with William Jennings Bryan because of the Scopes trial or our connection to Bryan College, but here are some facts that you may not have known about Bryan’s personal life and legacy: 1. Bryan’s wife, Mary, greatly helped Bryan’s political career. Bryan helped her study law, and she was admitted… Continue Reading 5 Facts You May Not Have Known About William Jennings Bryan

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November 11, 2019
Hilltop Players Charm Audiences with “The Apple Tree”

The Hilltop Players of Bryan College recently wrapped their performance of “The Apple Tree,”a three-act comedy based on short stories by Mark Twain, Frank R. Stockton, and Jules Feiffer. Each act focused on a singular narrative. The first act, “The Diary of Adam and Eve,” explores the relationship between the couple from creation through after… Continue Reading Hilltop Players Charm Audiences with “The Apple Tree”

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Department of Leadership and Culture Hosts Q Union Event

The Department of Leadership and Culture partnered with Q Ideas on October 24 to host Q Union, an event geared towards providing guidance and inspiring conversation on how to engage with society’s more difficult conversations. Q Union is an annual event hosted on 34 college campuses throughout the country, featuring three student speakers and three… Continue Reading Department of Leadership and Culture Hosts Q Union Event

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