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Always Berry Magnets

Barnwell Chapel

The renovation of Barnwell Chapel is one of many crowdfunding projects you can support this spring.

Support a crowdfunding project, snag a magnet!

Are you looking for a way to show your school spirit that’s absolutely unique to Berry? We’ve got the perfect thing – an “Always Berry” deer magnet. For a limited time only, you can get your own outdoor magnet with a gift of $5 or more to any of our spring crowdfunding projects. Make your gift at Berry Funder, and we’ll mail you a magnet for your car or fridge. Support two or more projects, and you get BOTH the doe and the buck!

Crowdfunding options range from the renovation of Barnwell Chapel to scholarships honoring Rufus Massey (75C) and Dr. Chaitram Singh. You can also make gifts supporting student entrepreneurship, study abroad, the Longleaf Pine Project and the David Shankles Student Emergency Relief Fund, among other options.

Visit Berry Funder today to make your gift and “join the herd.” Once you get your magnet, be sure to snap a photo and share on social media using the hashtag #AlwaysBerry.

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Communication Students in Vienna

Communication students pause for a photo in Vienna. Front row from left are Candler Lowe, Lexie Turner, Lauren Fiorillo, Lia Batista and Sarah Casagrande; back row from left are Abbie Smith, Lauren Richardson, Jackson Mattox, Eric Jackson, Madison Eiberger and Courtney Fox.

Lauren Richardson will go to any lengths to get a good story, even if it means traveling halfway around the world. This summer, the aspiring journalist joined 10 other Berry communication students and three faculty members in Vienna, Austria, for a four-week course in international multimedia reporting.

While fellow students reported on topics ranging from opera to coffee houses to street art in their exploration of Austrian culture, Richardson decided to get the scoop on how Viking football is played on that side of the pond. Her subjects were the Vienna Vikings, a professional team playing American-style tackle football in Europe.

“It was really neat to get to know the coaches and players on a personal level and to be able to see the contrast of football in their culture versus ours,” she explained.

To learn more about the Vienna Vikings and other subjects explored by the students, check out the The Spaces of Vienna online magazine.

More than 130 Berry students took their education “on the road” this summer through various study-abroad programs. Destinations ranged from the waters off Honduras to Iceland to Costa Rica, touching five continents in all.

By Katherine Edmonds, philanthropic communications student writer

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Todd TimberlakeMany alumni will recall the “star parties” thrown by Professor of Physics and Department Chair Todd Timberlake at Berry’s mountain campus observatory, but this summer he’s playing to a completely different audience – and hemisphere – as part of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative. While leading a course of study in physics at the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Mundgod, India, Timberlake used a hand-controlled, six-inch telescope to share the wonders of the night sky with 50-60 Tibetan Buddhist monks and 20 U.S. college students. Afterward, he exclaimed on Facebook: “The best part of the night was watching the monks snap pictures with their iPhones and download the Stellarium app. I guess they have a better data plan than I do!”

Timberlake is one of a number of Berry faculty members working in countries around the globe this summer. Many times, they’re accompanied by Berry students (more on that in our next issue). Destinations include Cuba, Denmark, Israel, Honduras, Ecuador, Belize, South Korea, Iceland, Austria, Jamaica and Costa Rica.

By Katherine Edmonds, philanthropic communications student writer


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Big Ben

Photo by Berry student Caleb Timmerman.

We don’t have to tell our readers about the value of study abroad. As Berry alumni, it’s likely you already know. If you yearn to experience the thrill of discovery again (or perhaps for the first time), we hope you’ll make plans to join faculty and students for the 2013 “Europe Summer International Program” in marketing and Spanish. The itinerary consists of two cruises, three nights in England and ports of call throughout the Mediterranean. In addition to exploring beautiful and historic cities, you’ll also have the opportunity to audit classes, serve as a guest speaker, enjoy the fellowship of the students, and relax with family and friends. The following dates are available:

• May 8 to May 24
• May 26 to June 8
• May 8 to June 8 (entire trip)

The deadline for reservations and deposits is Nov. 13.

More details.

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