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Campbellsville University named enhanced affiliate of Kentucky Academy of Science

Campbellsville University has been named an enhanced affiliate of the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS). The new designation allows for all Campbellsville students, staff and faculty to become members of KAS free of charge. “Campbellsville University pays dues each year so that any faculty staff or student can become a member of the KAS at no cost to them,” said Amanda Fuller, executive director...

Campbellsville University Schools of Cosmetology and Barbering now open for haircuts, styles, perms

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s Schools of Cosmetology and Barbering have now reopened to the public, according to Amanda Roop, director of the School of Cosmetology/Barbering. On May 26, Campbellsville welcomed its School of Cosmetology and School of Barbering students back to campus to prepare for the reopening of both facilities, Roop said, and the School...

Former Campbellsville University vice president Marc Whitt publishes new book on public relations

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Marc Whitt, former vice president for communications at Campbellsville University who was named an honorary alumnus of Campbellsville University in 2003, has published his first book titled “PR Lessons Learned Along the Way — Strategies, Tips & Advice for the Higher Ed and Nonprofit Public Relations Professional.” Whitt’s book achieved...

Campbellsville University to begin fall semester on Sept. 3; in-person classes to start on Sept. 8

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s administration has announced the academic calendar for the fall 2020 semester. Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced that the fall 2020 semester will begin on Sept. 3 and end on Dec. 11. Students will begin instruction on Sept. 3 using the online learning management system and will...

Campbellsville University Creative Spirit Academy offering virtual audition workshop June 1-5

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s Creative Spirit Academy is offering its summer program online. The Academy will be hosting a virtual audition workshop June 1-5 for ages 6-14. The Creative Spirit Theater Academy, through the collaborative team of Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall Productions, strives to provide quality theater arts training in...

Campbellsville University College of Nursing recognized by Abound and Colleges of Distinction

Campbellsville University’s School of Nursing has earned recognition from Abound and Colleges of Distinction, a comprehensive resource guide that helps adult students find degree completion programs. Dr. Michele Dickens, interim dean of the school of nursing, said this honor is reflective of the School of Nursing’s mission and vision and excellent faculty engagement with students. “The School...

Campbellsville University to begin face-to-face in-classroom instruction for fall semester

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter announced Thursday that the university will begin face-to-face in-classroom instruction for the fall 2020 semester. Carter said this will be done in accordance with national and state health regulations. “Students deserve an opportunity to pursue an education, and we will be ready to meet their needs,”...

Campbellsville University offering medical billing and coding class; beginning on May 4

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University is offering a medical coding and billing class via distance learning, beginning on May 4 at 5:30 p.m. EDT. The students will be invited to a Zoom orientation with the instructor at 5:30 p.m. via their email. Vouchers are available for eligible students. The nine-month course is offered on the main Campbellsville University campus...

CU-Well Counseling Center expands free online counseling services to include all Kentuckians

By Scarlett Birge Campbellsville University These are stressful and uncertain times due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. To combat higher levels of anxiety, depression, fear and other mental health concerns, Campbellsville University’s CU-Well Counseling Center is now providing two free resources. The first is free online counseling. The second is free online community groups. Both...

COVID-19 precautions affect coursework for most spring classes at Campbellsville University

By Matthew Taylor Campbellsville University For many professors at Campbellsville University, the sudden change to online affected the coursework they had planned for their spring classes. Since March 16, all in-person classes were switched to online to abide to the COVID-19 precautions. Originally, classes were going to resume as normal on March 27, but Campbellsville University’s leadership team...

Campbellsville University to offer State Registered Nurse Aide classes beginning on April 20

Those interested in helping in the medical field have a new and rapid opportunity, as Campbellsville University is teaming with the Commonwealth of Kentucky to ready a host of front-line support. The university is offering a second two-week State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) intensive course beginning April 20, when students can take the course that is needed for the nursing program. The tuition for...

Campbellsville to offer C2-Term classes beginning April 13; classes will last eight weeks

Campbellsville University’s first C-Term (C for Campbellsville) began April 6 and was so successful that the university is offering a second round of classes, C2-Term, beginning April 13. “The purpose of both the C1 and C2-Terms is to provide an educational opportunity for students whose lives have been significantly disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Shane Garrison, vice president...

Campbellsville University student named ACA Ledford Scholar for female inmate research project

Shannon Kramp, a junior at Campbellsville University from Danville who is double majoring in psychology and criminal justice, has been announced as an Appalachian College Association (ACA) Ledford Scholar with Dr. Dale Wilson, director of criminal justice programs and associate professor, as her sponsor. “We are thrilled to participate in the Ledford Scholar Program of the Appalachian College Association,”...

Campbellsville University offers C-Term classes for $99 per course; scheduled to launch April 6

While the challenges of COVID-19 reign paramount across the United States, a group of generous university donors, along with a group of Campbellsville University administrators and faculty who have united to teach courses pro bono, have paved the way for a newly generated eight-week academic term, known as C-Term, that will launch April 6. The 14 courses will run through May 30. By offering these...

Campbellsville University offering three certificates at no cost during COVID-19 pandemic

Campbellsville University’s Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center (CUTTC) is offering three certificates at no cost to anyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jason Roop, director of the CUTTC, said the three certificates are: Certificate in Teams and Organizations, Certificate in Creativity and Innovation and Certificate in Personal Creativity. “The university is doing this to help...

Owens speaks of ‘road to reconciliation’ at Campbellsville’s Black History Month service

Dr. Joseph L. Owens, the pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church of Lexington and a Campbellsville University trustee and graduate, recently spoke at the Black History Month chapel service on campus. “The road to reconciliation is a way to release resentment,” Owens said at the service recognizing and celebrating Black History Month. “Black history continues to be a part of what happens,” Owens said...

Campbellsville University political science students learn about politics during trip to Iowa State Caucus

By Matthew Taylor Campbellsville University Campbellsville University political science students learned about politics as they attended the Iowa State Caucus Jan. 29-Feb. 3. Dr. Shawn Williams, associate professor of political science and one of the leaders of the trip, said, “The trip gave the students a chance to see how politics work and how the Democratic Party process works.” He was accompanied...

Campbellsville School of Education holds annual hooding and pinning ceremony

The Campbellsville University School of Education held its annual hooding and pinning ceremony to recognize the achievement of the students receiving their undergraduate degrees or master’s degrees. The event took place at Dec. 6 at Campbellsville Baptist Church. This ceremony has been celebrated since 2011 when the leadership of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor education society, approached...

Taylor County increases goal to 7000 shoebox donations for 2019 Operation Christmas Child

By Ariel Emberton Campbellsville University Operation Christmas Child is underway and donations are needed. The Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection week is Nov. 18 through Nov. 25. “For the eighth consecutive year, Campbellsville University will again serve as the Taylor County drop-off center for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind,” Sherry Bowen,...

Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, Campbellsville Junior College alumnus and CU Board of Trustee member, dies at 93

Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, Campbellsville Junior College 1949 alumnus and Campbellsville University Board of Trustees member as well as chancellor at the University of Richmond, died Saturday, Oct. 19. He was 93. Heilman served as a member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees for over 25 years. He was the driving force for the construction of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex with a third...