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Barnett leads Campbellsville Quality Enhancement Program, speaks of facing prejudice in childhood

By Scarlett Birge Campbellsville University Jasmine Barnett spoke of facing prejudice and discrimination early in her childhood when her schoolteachers questioned her abilities and intelligence. “Life is different when you’re a person of color,” said Barnett, the director of Church Outreach and FIRST CLASS and associate campus minister, at Campbellsville University’s first Quality Enhancement...

Campbellsville Theater, Town Hall Productions, Community Trust Bank present ‘The Last Five Years’

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Community Trust Bank, Campbellsville University’s Theater Department and Town Hall Productions present “The Last Five Years,” an outdoor musical production in the Miller Park Amphitheater Sept. 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and adhere to new guidelines from Andrew Ward, owner of Town Hall...

Campbellsville University welcomes largest incoming freshman class (677) in history of institution

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University As of Sept. 7, Campbellsville University’s fall freshman class reached a total of 677. The total includes those students taking classes at main campus, regional centers and sites and online. “We are very pleased to welcome the single, largest incoming freshman class in Campbellsville University history,” said Dr. Shane Garrison, vice president for...

Campbellsville University surpasses online enrollment record for upcoming fall semester

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Campbellsville University has surpassed its online enrollment record with more than 1,500 students registering for the upcoming fall semester, according to Trevor McWhorter, director of online enrollment. “The online team is proud to offer ease of access, affordability and academic rigor to over 1,500 fully-online students enrolled at Campbellsville....

Campbellsville University cancels May, August Graduation Recognition Day set for Friday

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, and pending weather remnants from Hurricane Laura, Campbellsville University has made the decision to cancel the Graduation Recognition Day scheduled for Aug. 28 in the Betty Dobbins Heilman Student Wellness Center. The university has supplemented the May 7-8, 2021 commencement with a special ceremony to be dedicated for the May and August 2020 graduates,...

Campbellsville staff member to advise new chapter of NSLS for select sophomores and juniors

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Campbellsville University has recently become home to a new chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society and the only honor society to provide a fully accredited leadership development program, said Rusty Watkins, dean of students at Campbellsville. Trent Creason, CU’s director...

Campbellsville University releases new schedule and guidelines for upcoming fall semester

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s administration has announced the academic calendar and accompanying guidelines for the fall 2020 semester. Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced that the fall 2020 semester will have a unique schedule for the term. A staggered move-in with meal service begins Aug. 21. Remote instruction...

Campbellsville University to hold adjusted graduation recognition on campus for May, August graduates

Campbellsville University’s May and August graduates have been invited to return to campus to participate in an adjusted graduation recognition. “It is a time for you to be recognized for your accomplishments and a time for family and friends to cheer you on as you cross the finish line,” said Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University. Carter and his administration invited...

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...