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Campbellsville University announces 100 percent tuition guarantee for incoming freshmen students

Campbellsville University’s administration and enrollment office have announced the university is now offering a tuition guarantee for incoming freshman students. “For over 100 years, Campbellsville University has been committed to educating and supporting underserved Kentucky students. CU firmly believes helping students and their families afford Christian higher education is essential...

Campbellsville University to open fully to students in fall after increased vaccinations, drop in virus cases

The administration at Campbellsville University has announced the university will be fully open for students during the fall 2021 semester due to vaccination increases and the drop in overall COVID-19 cases across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and at the university. The fall semester is set to begin Monday, Aug. 23, and Dr. H. Keith Spears, interim president, has deemed the university will be “open...

Five Kentucky women’s teams making their way to Sioux City for opening round of NAIA Championship

By Chad Hensley KyForward sports reporter The road to the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa, for the 40th Annual NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship, begins March 12-13 with the opening-round games at campus sites. Five teams from Kentucky have qualified for the tournament including top overall seed Thomas More University, Campbellsville University, Lindsey Wilson College, the University...

Campbellsville University mourning loss of assistant soccer coach Garrett Stark who died Feb. 9

By Katie Neal Special to KyForward The Campbellsville University community is grieving the loss of assistant men’s and women’s soccer coach Garrett Stark, who died Feb. 9 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. Stark was the chief recruiter for the CU Harrodsburg soccer program, having brought in more than half of its inaugural incoming class who were his former high school or club...

Dr. William R. Davenport, who served as president of Campbellsville University from 1969-1988, dies at 95

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Dr. William R. “Randy” Davenport, president of Campbellsville College from 1969 to 1988, died Wednesday, Feb. 10 at his home in Campbellsville following an extended illness. He was 95. Dr. H. Keith Spears, interim president of Campbellsville University, said Davenport was “a stalwart that kept this institution moving during tough times. He was a solid...

No. 1 Campbellsville women suffer 65-55 loss at No. 4 Thomas More in battle of nationally ranked teams

KyForward staff Is another national championship looming for the Thomas More women’s basketball program? If Monday night’s 65-55 win over visiting Campbellsville — the top-ranked team in the NAIA national poll — is an indication, Thomas More is more than capable of bringing home another title to Crestview Hills. Taylor Clos scored 11 points as Thomas More defeated No. 1 Campbellsville on Monday...

Former Campbellsville University professor co-edits new book ‘Preaching in/and the Borderlands’

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Dr. J. Dwayne Howell, professor emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew at Campbellsville University and pastor of the Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Gleanings, Ky., has co-edited the book “Preaching in/and the Borderlands.” According to Howell, “Preaching in/and the Borderlands” seeks to aid the church and its response to immigration. The essays...

Kellie Vaughn named director for presidential operations at Campbellsville University

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Kellie Vaughn has been named director for presidential operations at Campbellsville University. “Kellie Vaughn has been an integral part of the President’s Office for more than 19 years. This office has a broad scope of university operations across North America, from Kentucky to California and, recently approved, Canada. Kellie has the institutional...

Campbellsville University announces adjusted academic calendar for spring 2021 semester

Campbellsville University’s administration has announced the adjusted academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester that runs Jan. 12-May 1. Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced the spring 2021 semester will have a unique schedule for the term. Residence halls will open Jan. 9 with a staggered move-in system for resident students, much like the fall semester. Remote...

Dr. Michele Dickens named dean of Campbellsville University’s School of Nursing

Dr. Michele Dickens has been named dean of Campbellsville University’s School of Nursing. Dickens has served as the ADN nursing instructor since 2008, BSN instructor since 2012, RN to BSN program director and assistant professor of nursing since 2015, associate professor of nursing tenure since 2018 and associate dean and director of online programs since 2018. Dr. Michele Dickens She was named...

Campbellsville University’s Dave Walters to serve as associate vice president for regional administration

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Dave Walters, who is serving as interim director of the Center for Global Engagement at Campbellsville University’s main campus, has been named to associate vice president for regional administration and director for the Conover Education Center in Harrodsburg. With a university system concept in mind, Walters will be positioned at the institution’s...

Campbellsville University to open state-of-the-art mass communication center in January

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s mass communication center will open in January with room for mass communication and broadcast services to operate under one roof. Campbellsville University’s administration, along with faculty and staff from the mass communication department, broadcast services and the office of university communications, took part...

Dr. H. Keith Spears to serve as acting president of Campbellsville University; assumes office on Jan. 1

Dr. H. Keith Spears, senior vice president and assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, has been appointed acting president for the university. Spears’ appointment follows the recent retirement of Dr. Michael V. Carter as president of the university. While assuming several presidential duties immediately, Spears officially assumes the office Jan. 1, 2021. “We are pleased...

Campbellsville University to hold virtual commencement ceremony for December graduates

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Due to the continued precautions dictated by COVID-19, the Campbellsville University December commencement ceremony will be in a virtual format on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. “Graduation is a very important event in a student’s college career, and we regret having to miss the personal time we normally share with our graduates at CU. To provide a top-notch virtual...

Campbellsville University president Dr. Michael V. Carter to retire Dec. 31; served since 1999

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, announced his retirement from the university. Carter’s last official day will be Dec. 31. The president, in his 22nd year at CU, said, “It has been a great honor to serve this wonderful university, its faculty, staff, coaches and students. We have accomplished and exceeded many of the goals we first envisioned. It is time for a...

Campbellsville University develops Diversity Policy Committee to address concerns, issues, initiatives

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Campbellsville University is making new strides in her continuing recognition and implementing diversity. A presidential committee is bringing various facets of the university together. “The Diversity Policy Committee is a group working to address diversity concerns, issues and initiatives for the university,” said Dr. H. Keith Spears, senior vice...

New Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship campaign encourages adults to go to college

Never Underestimate You! That’s the mantra behind a new campaign for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, an effort to boost education and employability among adults. The scholarship, which West Kentucky Community and Technical College WKCTC) began offering in 2017, offers up to 60 hours of free tuition for anyone who has not yet earned an associate degree. It covers various technical programs...

Campbellsville University freezes tuition for fourth straight year; KEES Scholarship matching extended

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s Board of Trustees approved a tuition freeze for the fourth year in a row in a meeting Oct. 27. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, announced that tuition, room and board will be frozen again for the 2021-22 academic year. Campbellsville University’s Maple Trail marker during the fall. “In freezing tuition, we are responding...

Homecoming for UK College of Dentistry chairman also chance to advocate for minority students

By Mallory Olson University of Kentucky Dr. Zindell Richardson was a University of Kentucky College of Dentistry student in the early 1980s and admits as an African American student away from home for the first time, it wasn’t always easy. In July 2020, he returned to the college as named chair of the Department of Oral Health Science. Now, after more than 35 years in the field, he hopes to...

Campbellsville plans virtual commencement celebration for December graduates

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University In light of the continued precautions dictated by COVID-19, the Campbellsville University December commencement ceremony will be in a virtual format on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. “Graduation is a very important event in a student’s college career, and we regret having to miss the personal time we normally share with our graduates at CU. To provide a top-notch...