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Dr. Michael Marshall appointed as Bellarmine’s VP for enrollment, marketing and communication

Dr. Michael Marshall has been named Bellarmine University’s new vice president for enrollment, marketing and communication. He will begin his new role at Bellarmine in June. Marshall began his career as an undergraduate admission counselor at Mercyhurst University, a Catholic liberal arts college in Erie, Pennsylvania, that Donovan noted is similar to Bellarmine in many ways, including its size...

Paul Gore named newest provost at Bellarmine University following retirement of Carole Pfeffer

Bellarmine University’s president, Dr. Susan M. Donovan, has selected Dr. Paul Gore as the university’s next vice president for academic affairs and provost. Gore, currently dean of Xavier University’s College of Professional Sciences and a professor of psychology, will begin his new duties at Bellarmine on July 1. Donovan noted that Gore’s experience aligns closely with Bellarmine’s...

Bellarmine University wins second national award for use of technology to enhance student success

A campus-wide initiative to help undergraduate students stay enrolled and complete their degrees earned Bellarmine University a national award for its innovative use of technology in college learning. Bellarmine’s “first year predictive model” uses dozens of variables to predict when a new college student might be at risk of failing or withdrawing, based on student outcome data from...

Bellarmine University approved to host local TEDx event in 2019; community invited to join event team

The organizers of the popular TED Talks series have approved a TEDx event at Bellarmine University next year. TEDx events are locally-organized programs modeled after the TED format, where speakers deliver concise presentations on topics around a common theme. TEDx events are produced under license from TED. TEDxBellarmineU, on March 1, 2019, will be focused on the topic “Who are we? Past, present,...

Business leader Susan M. Cameron to speak at Bellarmine’s May 12 commencement

Susan M. Cameron, a Bellarmine University graduate who was one of the nation’s first women to serve as CEO of a major corporation, will speak at the university’s commencement on May 12. The 65th annual commencement ceremony takes place on Owsley Brown Frazier Stadium’s Joseph P. and Janet A. Clayton Field beginning at 9 a.m. Cameron, who earned an MBA from Bellarmine in 1987, will...

Women’s professional organizations to discuss new revenue streams, resources for businesses May 9

The Louisville Professional Chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) and The Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) will host Sherry Mulkins, Vice President for Client Outreach and Development at the World Trade Center Kentucky, and Dr. Sharon Kerrick, entrepreneur and Dean of Bellarmine University’s Rubel School of Business, as guest speakers on Wednesday, May 9th at 6:00p.m. This...

Bellarmine University adds to commercial real estate holdings with purchase of Watterson Medical Center

Bellarmine University has announced that the university is under contract to purchase the Watterson Medical Center, an 80,000-square-foot health care facility at 3430 Newburg Road. Bellarmine’s endowment fund will pay approximately $11 million for the two-story building – which opened in 1992 – and the surrounding land. Bill Mudd, chairman of the Bellarmine Board of Trustees, said, “while the...

Kentucky Society of CPAs taking applications for summer business camp for high school students

The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA) is taking applications now through Feb. 28 for its summer business camp program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. BASE Camp will be held June 10-14 at Bellarmine University’s campus in Louisville. Selected students will stay on campus and learn the basics of business and accounting in a hands-on, interactive format. Tuition...

Susan Donovan: By allowing school shootings to become the norm, we fail our communities, children

We are failing our children, we are failing our communities, and we are failing our nation. Three of the deadliest shootings have occurred in the last five months. How can we stand by helplessly and watch the continuation of such senseless violence? What do we tell our children and our grandchildren about the steps we took to correct the devastating violence in our schools? School safety should...

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...

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...

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, a Georgetown College graduate, returns to campus for a public reading

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, Frederick Smock, Ph.D., Georgetown College Class of 1976, returns to campus on Tuesday, Nov. 7 for a reading. It is open to the public. The reading will be held in the Ward Room, first floor of the college’s Ensor Learning Resource Center located near South Mulberry and East College Streets, beginning at 11 a.m. Fred Smock Smock is a Louisville native and is now a Professor...

Susan M. Donovan set to become Bellarmine’s fourth president during ceremonies on Oct. 27

Bellarmine University will inaugurate its fourth president, Dr. Susan M. Donovan, during a 2 p.m. ceremony in Knights Hall on Friday, Oct. 27. The university’s Board of Trustees unanimously selected Donovan as Bellarmine’s next president in February after an extensive global search process. She began her new role as Bellarmine’s president in June, after a 32-year career at Loyola University Maryland...

Author David Domine’s ghost stories from Louisville available once again to chill and delight

When David Dominé moved into a house in the historic Old Louisville neighborhood, he dismissed local rumors of a resident poltergeist named Lucy. Before long, however, unnerving, disembodied footsteps and mysterious odors caused him to flee his home in the middle of the night. David Domine What began as a search to find rational explanations for the strange occurrences turned into a new life as a...

Nurses, allies seek mandate for a nurse in every school in effort to improve learning outcomes

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Putting a full-time nurse in every Kentucky school would not only provide health care, but improve education outcomes, say advocates of the idea. “We need a nurse in every school because we need to quit thinking about health and education as separate entities, because they are not,” said Eva Stone, an advanced-practice registered nurse and co-chair...

Kerrick named dean of Bellarmine’s Rubel School of Business; Raymond to serve as associate dean

Bellarmine University’s board of trustees announced that Dr. Sharon Kerrick will become dean of Bellarmine’s W. Fielding Rubel School of Business. Kerrick, currently interim dean of the business school, joined Bellarmine’s business faculty as assistant dean in 2016. Her new appointment is effective June 1, 2017. “A degree from the Rubel School of Business is very much respected in Louisville...

Billy Reed: Don’t look now, but Bellarmine has developed a northern Kentucky basketball pipeline

I’m not going to tell you that if you go to the Florence Mall or one of the sports bars in Newport, you’re going to see a lot of folks wearing Bellarmine University gear. But I will tell you that a serious recruiting pipeline has developed between Northern Kentucky and the NCAA Division II Catholic university in Louisville. The Knights, who are in their 12th season under Coach Scott Davenport,...

Bellarmine University names Loyola Maryland’s Donovan as its fourth president

Bellarmine University’s Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Dr. Susan M. Donovan as the university’s fourth president. Donovan, who begins work on July 1, is currently Loyola University Maryland’s executive vice president. The Bellarmine community can greet President-designate Donovan on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in Frazier Hall. At Loyola – a comprehensive liberal arts university...

Former lieutenant governor Abramson to serve as executive in residence at Bellarmine

Jerry Abramson, President Obama’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs — previously Kentucky’s lieutenant governor and Louisville’s longest-serving mayor — is joining Bellarmine University next week as an Executive in Residence. Dr. Doris Tegart, Bellarmine’s interim president, said Abramson will teach courses on leadership and civics and be available as a guest lecturer in other...

McGowan Hall to be named in honor of former Bellarmine University president

Bellarmine University’s recently constructed campus center facing Newburg Road will be renamed Joseph J. McGowan, Jr. Hall to honor the university’s third president, who died in March. The building’s renaming will become official once a second phase of work is completed on the building’s middle and top floors, creating additional classroom and faculty office space. The name, approved by Bellarmine’s...