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New CPE data assesses college outcomes by county; metrics include breakouts by student populations

The newest addition to the Council on Postsecondary Education’s Data Center is an interactive tool that evaluates the success of college and university students by county of origin. Kentucky leaders and policy makers can use this information to assess education attainment levels, along with state and county progress on key postsecondary education metrics, including enrollment, degrees and graduation...

Bellarmine appoints new deans for education, business, arts and sciences for 2019-20

Bellarmine University’s vice president for academic affairs and provost, Dr. Paul Gore, has appointed new academic deans to oversee programs in education and the arts and sciences, as well as an interim dean for the business school. The appointments — made in consultation with Dr. Susan Donovan, Bellarmine’s president — are: • Dr. Elizabeth Dinkins, dean of the Annsley Frazier Thornton...

Gov. Bevin and First Lady host ‘One Mind: Uniting the States for Our Children’ conference in Louisville

Gov. Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin on this week convened top government, business and community leaders from across the United States for a groundbreaking dialogue about human trafficking and other key issues impacting children in America’s foster care system. Participants in Monday’s historic conference — “One Mind: Uniting the States for Our Children” — heard...

Bluegrass Community and Technical College to offer both eight and 12 week sessions this semester

Prospective students who missed the first fall enrollment start date or who would like to complete a college class in a shorter time may now enroll in eight-week sessions or 12-week sessions at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. The 12-week session begins Sept. 10, and the eight-week session begins Oct. 12. BCTC offers a wide variety of majors that prepare students for high-wage, high-demand...

Kentucky Arts Council seeks partners for Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program

Stanton woodworker Eugene King already does a robust wholesale business, selling his wooden kitchen utensils to shops in 31 states. He wanted to expand his operation, though, to include online retail customers.   Thanks to a recent workshop sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, Hazard Community & Technical College and the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, King is...

High school students interested in business and accounting can apply for Base Camp

  The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants is taking applications now through Feb. 28 for its tuition-free summer business camp program for high school juniors and seniors.   Held June 14-18 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,...