Campbellsville University offering reduced-rate January term with online and on-campus classes

By Josh Christian special to KyForward In an effort to give students a chance to get ahead in their classes, Campbellsville University is offering a January term Jan. 2-13. The January term will be offered online or on-campus, with some available at the regional centers in Somerset and Harrodsburg. The courses are offered at the reduced rate of $399 per credit hour. Students taking January term courses...

Bellarmine expands internship guarantee, obtains support for new career readiness programs

Bellarmine University has enhanced its career development programs to guarantee students internship opportunities and connect graduates with rewarding jobs, thanks in part to two recent grants from local foundations. The grants – from the James Graham Brown Foundation and the Ogle Foundation – support a four-year undergraduate focus on career development through alumni mentoring, courses...

Campbellsville junior Cruise Coulter named to CoSIDA football Academic All-America team

Cruise Coulter represented the Campbellsville football team on the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America Team in the College Division, the national organization announced on Monday afternoon. The CoSIDA Academic All-America program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College...

UK colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Nursing partnership aimed at farm safety and health

By Laura Skillman Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and College of Nursing are teaming up to expand community safety and health education and research through the Cooperative Extension Service. Under the partnership, a community safety and health nurse will collaborate with extension’s program and staff development team to develop and deliver...

Eastern Kentucky University breaks ground on new Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Eastern Kentucky University celebrated the groundbreaking Monday for a new Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The new center, which at approximately 130,000 square feet will be more than double the size of the University’s existing fitness center, is expected to open in Fall 2019 on the former site of Todd and Dupree residence halls and adjacent to a soon-to-be-renovated student union facility. Artists...

Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust offers savings plan with tax advantages, gift opportunities

The Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT) is encouraging families to include college savings on their gift lists this holiday season. KESPT’s simple and secure eGift feature enables account owners to send gift invitations to family and friends. There are also tax advantages to starting or adding to a KESPT 529 college savings plan account. “Kids outgrow toys and clothes, but contributing...

New book ‘In Veritatis Amore’ provides illustrated history of Louisville’s Bellarmine University

Just in time for the holidays, a new book edited by the Rev. Clyde Crews — “In Veritatis Amore,” which chronicles Bellarmine University’s 67-year history. Bellarmine’s president, Dr. Susan M. Donovan, said “In Veritatis Amore” is essential reading for every member of the Bellarmine community. “Whether you are new to Bellarmine or a member of the pioneer class of 1954 — or...

University of Kentucky researchers study pricing, purchasing habits in chocolate Industry

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward The holiday season is a time when many people think of buying, purchasing and consuming chocolate. A recent study by researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment analyzed the prices of various chocolates along with consumer willingness to pay for them. “We wanted to gain a deeper understanding behind pricing and purchasing...

Twenty-nine Kentucky residents among 31 to receive first nursing pins from WKCTC December 11

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s nursing pinning ceremony will be held as part of the 7 p.m. commencement ceremony Monday, December 11 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. Included in the nearly 1,200 candidates for graduation, thirty-one nursing students will cross the Carson Center stage to receive their associate degree nursing degrees, as well as their pins representing...

KHEAA offers tips to students help avoid getting into trouble through mismanagement of credit cards

Students can get into trouble with credit card debt if they don’t take time to think about what they’re doing, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). One quick way to get into trouble is to carry a high balance and pay only the minimum payment each month. If you have a $1,500 balance, your minimum payment might be $30 a month, since many credit card companies set...

New tool calculates impact of proposed COLA adjustment on Kentucky’s current, retired teachers

The Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) has released a tool for current and retired teachers to calculate the financial impact of Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed pension cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) freeze. As part of pension reform, Bevin has called for suspending retired teachers’ annual 1.5 percent cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) for a five years. The new COLA Suspension Calculator...

Student nominations sought for EcoArt Contest Program to recognize high school artists

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting nominations for the 2017–18 EcoArt Contest. The contest, which is in its ninth year, provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. Used as a tool for environmental education, art supports DEP’s mission to protect Kentucky’s environment. Multiple...

KCTCS regents get good news about the audit, ratify six certificate programs, approve degrees

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Board of Regents received positive results from the organization’s annual independent financial audit for the fiscal year 2016-17.  The opinion issued by Crowe Horwarth LLP was an “unmodified opinion,” the highest opinion offered by public accounting firms. KCTCS has received an unmodified opinion every year since its inception in...

WKCTC to award more than 1200 degrees, first nursing pins during fall commencement Dec. 11

West Kentucky Community and Technical College will honor more than 1,200 candidates for graduation during a 7 p.m. commencement ceremony December 11 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. For the first time, nursing students will also receive their nursing pins as part of the commencement ceremony. Featured commencement speaker, Allen North, an assistant vice president in the Banking Supervision...

Kentucky Association of School Administrators announces Superintendent of the Year finalists

Four Kentucky school superintendents are in the running for the 2018 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year Award. The finalists include: Jon Ballard, of Elizabethtown Independent Schools, Dr. Nick Brake, of Owensboro Independent Schools, Dr. James Evans, Jr., of Lee County Schools and Dr. Anthony Strong of Pendleton County Schools. Finalists were selected based on the following criteria: 1. Leadership...

UK trio receives Patricia Brantley Todd Award of Excellence in Human Environmental Sciences

Three members of the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences have been named recipients of the Patricia Brantley Todd Award of Excellence in Human Environmental Sciences. The awards are given biennially and are named after the wife of former UK president Lee T. Todd Jr. and an alumna of the school. They recognize excellence among faculty and staff within the school, which is a...

iLEAD Academies get Ky. School Board Association Public Education Achieves in Kentucky award

The Kentucky School Boards Association will present Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble county school district officials with the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award at 9 a.m. today, at the iLEAD Academy in Carrollton. The award ceremony will be preceded by a tour of iLEAD Academy. The PEAK Award, given twice yearly, was established in 1997 to focus statewide attention on outstanding...

EKU among leading four-year schools for veterans in latest listing of Military Times Best Colleges

Eastern Kentucky University is among the leading four-year schools nationally in the annual Military Times Best Colleges rankings. EKU finished 14th (and tops in Kentucky) in the recently announced 2018 rankings, up from 17th a year ago. The rankings (formerly known as “Best for Vets”) measure schools on their commitment to helping military veterans further their education. EKU is the only school...

UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics to host Professional MBA Open House event Dec. 7

The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics will be hosting a Professional MBA Open House event beginning 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the new $65 million Gatton College of Business and Economics building on campus. The event will be open to all UK employees and working professionals and executives in Central Kentucky interested in Gatton’s Professional MBA, Professional...