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Dr. Lisa Allen named interim dean of Campbellsville University’s School of Education

By Josh Christian Campbellsville University Dr. Lisa Allen, associate dean of the School of Education, chair of graduate programs and associate professor of education at Campbellsville University, has been named interim dean of the university’s School of Education. Dr. Lisa Allen “After much thoughtful consideration, Campbellsville University administration feel that Dr. Allen is the best choice...

Christian hip-hop artist, music executive KB to perform at Campbellsville University Aug. 19

By Josh Christian Campbellsville University Christian hip-hop artist and music executive KB will perform at Campbellsville University on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel. Citizens Bank and Trust Company is sponsoring the concert, and general admission will be $35. VIP admission is $75 and allows for seating in first three rows and meet and greet with the artist. Admission will be free for...

Campbellsville marks 10th year as host of FCA Leadership Camp with record attendance

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) held its annual Leadership Camp at Campbellsville University July 5-8 largest ever with 685 participants – the largest ever. Around 500 campers ranging from middle school to high school attended the camp with about 185 Huddle leaders, coaches, and staff. Of the 685 people who attended the FCA camp at Campbellsville University, there were 33 salvations made...

Campbellsville online RN, BSN programs ranked among top 50 in Best College Reviews survey

By Josh Christian Special to KyForward Campbellsville University’s online RN and BSN programs have been ranked in the top 50 among national institutions by Best College Reviews in a recent survey. Campbellsville University was recognized for its tuition value, U.S. News and World Report Recognition as a Top School for Online Bachelor’s Programs, customization options and its “wow”...

NASCAR’s Rhodes wraps up campaign to honor first responders with fundraiser in hometown of Louisville

NASCAR Truck Series driver and Louisville’s own Ben Rhodes will be back home and racing at his favorite track at the Kentucky Speedway in the Buckle Up 225 on July 12. Rhodes (provided photo) Ben has also headed up the “All Rhodes Lead to the Kentucky Speedway” promotional campaign. In the four weeks leading up to the race, Rhodes has been on a media tour promoting the race and recognizing and...

Campbellsville University online associates in business administration ranked best in nation

Campbellsville University’s online associate’s in business administration ranked in the top 10 in the nation by 2 YR Online Associate’s Degree. In addition to accreditation, factors taken into consideration to determine Campbellsville University’s rank included program affordability and recognition from at least one major news publication. “Campbellsville University’s...

Campbellsville University president among Louisville Business First’s ’20 People to Know in Education’

Campbellsville University’s president, Dr. Michael V. Carter, has been featured in Louisville Business First special edition of ’20 People To Know in Education.’ “Louisville Business First’s ‘People to Know’ puts a spotlight each month on 20 area business professionals in a given industry,” Louisville Business First, said. Dr. Michael Carter The May edition...

Campbellsville University honors 169 teachers from 60 districts in Excellence in Teaching Ceremony

By Kasey Ricketts Special to KyForward At the annual 32nd Excellence in Teaching Ceremony, Campbellsville University recognized 169 teachers from 60 school districts. A total of 3,749 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years. Kentucky Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsiville, shared his appreciation for the teachers across the commonwealth during the program at Campbellsville...

Distinguished academic leader Heilman to speak at Campbellsville’s undergraduate commencement

Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, the chancellor of the University of Richmond, will speak at Campbellsville University’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 12 in Powell Athletic Center. Heilman will present his grandson, Nick van der Meer of Richmond, Virginia, his diploma at the noon ceremony. Heilman will also speak at the 9 a.m. undergraduate ceremony. Dr. E. Bruce HeilmanDr. Michael V. Carter,...

Campbellsville University’s ARTrageous event to benefit construction of new arts building complex

ARTrageous is an after-hours fundraising event at Campbellsville University’s Pence-Chowning Art Gallery on Friday, April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring artwork from the annual student juried show. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser support the new building complex, which will house the ceramics studio, sculpture studio, new auditorium with seating for 100, computer lab, and an...

Campbellsville University to host live political forum for Campbellsville mayoral candidates May 1

By Alex Meade Special to Kyforward Campbellsville University will host a live political forum Tuesday, May 1 during which candidates for mayor of Campbellsville will be questioned. The forum will be broadcast live on WLCU-TV beginning at 7 p.m. from Ransdell Chapel. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young faces former mayor Brenda Allen, Steven Seibech, Patricia “Patti” Phillips, Sharon Hoskins-Sanders...

Campbellsville University receives grant from Baugh Foundation for church outreach program

Campbellsville University has received $50,000 from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation for the university’s Church Outreach Program. “Campbellsville University’s Church Outreach program is significant to churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia and beyond. The CU students are passionate about spreading the love of Christ throughout their state,” Jackie Baugh Moore, vice president...

Kentucky by Heart: Kentuckians share their thoughts on what makes their college that ‘special’ school

Note: Following is the second of a two-part article about individuals sharing comments about their “special college” in Kentucky. When the topic of special colleges in Kentucky is brought up, Erika Mahlbacher offers her Danville alma mater, Centre College, as a shining example. Erika Mahlbacher She loved the enthusiasm of her teachers. “My dreaded history class requirement turned out to be one...

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky celebrates Pinwheels for Prevention at Campbellsville University April 3

As part of the Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky Partners in Prevention Network, Campbellsville University will be one of the hundreds of organizations recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month during April with a pinwheel planting ceremony. The event, planned for Tuesday, April 3 at 1:45 p.m. on Stapp Lawn at Campbellsville University is open to the public. The nationwide Pinwheels for Prevention campaign...

Campbellsville University to host seventh annual percussion festival April 6 at Gosser Fine Arts Center

Campbellsville University will host the 7th Annual Percussion Festival on Friday, April 6 in the Gosser Fine Arts Center, 210 University Drive, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a mini-concert at 3 p.m. as the culminating feature. The admission fee is $5. The $5 includes access to all activities and an entry into drawings for several door prizes. The event is open to everyone, including those not performing...

Michelle Kuiper kicks off Campbellsville’s observance of Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Michelle Kuiper, sexual assault survivor, advocate and consultant, will be the keynote speaker to kick off Campbellsville University’s observance of Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month during chapel Wednesday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. Kuiper is part of the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault...

Campbellsville University hosts Kentucky High School Journalism Association Spring Workshop

More than 60 students visited Campbellsville University for the Kentucky High School Journalism Association Spring Workshop on last week. The workshop was sponsored by the Kentucky High School Journalism Association – a statewide association that advocates for student high school journalism. “This event helps us bring students to our campus and allows them to meet our teachers and experience...

Campbellsville University’s seeking high school seniors for annual art scholarship competition April 7

Campbellsville University is searching for talented high school seniors to compete for two art scholarships worth a total of $6,000 each. The university’s annual art scholarship competition and workshop will be Saturday, April 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in room 100 of the Art Building, 205A University Drive, Campbellsville, across from Gosser Fine Arts Center, 210 University Drive, Campbellsville,...

Campbellsville to host Kentucky State University Gospel Ensemble Feb. 26 at Ransdell Chapel

Campbellsville University is hosting the Kentucky State University Gospel Ensemble, under the direction of Mario Radford, on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave. in Campbellsville. The choir performs a diverse repertoire, including contemporary and traditional gospel music, along with spirituals and anthems. The concert is free and open to the public as part of the...

Dr. Otis Moss, former co-pastor with Martin Luther King Sr., to speak at Campbellsville Feb. 21

By Jesse Russell Special to KyForward Dr. Otis Moss Jr., theologian, pastor and civic leader, who was a former staff member of Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., will be speaking during Black History Month at Campbellsville University’s weekly chapel service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Ransdell Chapel in Campbellsville. Moss is one of America’s most influential religious leaders and highly sought-after...