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Campbellsville University’s Bass Fishing Team ‘adopted’ by Saloma Baptist Church

By Alexandria Swanger Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s Bass Fishing Team was honored and recognized by Saloma Baptist Church, who has adopted the team. SBC adopted the fishing team four years ago when the team began. Coach Pete Hedgepath and CU Provost Dr. Donna Hedgepath are active members at SBC. Dr. Carter and Coach Hedgepath were presented with a donation and a potluck meal...

Seeking the truth, Campbellsville University to host ‘Fake News Forum’ on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

By Matthew M. Billiot Campbellsville University The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. That’s what Stan McKinney believes all journalists should seek and report to the best of their abilities. “The idea of ‘fake news’ actually sickens me,” said McKinney, an associate professor of journalism at Campbellsville University who was a reporter and editor for more than 25 years and...

Campbellsville’s Pence-Chowning gallery features work of 89 year-old artist Billie Sue Kibbons

Campbellsville University 1975 alumna Billie Sue Kibbons is Campbellsville University’s featured artist in The Pence-Chowning Art Gallery this month. The exhibit, which opened Oct. 1, runs through Oct. 26. The exhibit is open to the public, and visitors are invited to a Homecoming reception from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Oct. 6. Billie Sue Kibbons (Photo from CU) Kibbons exhibit consists of...

‘What’s in the Bible’ Illustrator Bryan Ballinger to speak at Campbellsville University Oct. 5

By Ian McAninch Campbellsville University Bryan Ballinger, professor of digital media arts at Huntington University in Indiana, who has done illustration work for Phil Vischer’s “What’s in the Bible” video series, will give a presentation to students and the public on Friday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. in room 102 of the Art and Design Department white building at 205A University Drive, Campbellsville. Bryan...

Campbellsville University adjunct instructor Judith Chen Davis named ‘2018 Teacher of the Year’

Judith Chen Davis, an adjunct instructor in piano and class piano at Campbellsville University, was chosen as the 2018 Teacher of the Year at the 67th annual Kentucky Music Teachers Association at the Galt House in Louisville Sept. 14-16. “It is an honor well desired and another star not only for her but also in the Campbellsville University crown of accomplishments,” said Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor...

Campbellsville’s Green River Academy environmental program engages local high school students

Most people complain about storms, but for a group of local high school students, the rain arrived at the perfect time. This summer Dr. Richie Kessler, an associate professor of biology/environmental studies program coordinator, at Campbellsville University, was able to conduct the first Green River Academy thanks to a watershed mini-grant provided by the Kentucky Division of Water. From left are:...

Dr. Lisa Allen named interim dean of Campbellsville University’s School of Education

By Josh Christian Campbellsville University Dr. Lisa Allen, associate dean of the School of Education, chair of graduate programs and associate professor of education at Campbellsville University, has been named interim dean of the university’s School of Education. Dr. Lisa Allen “After much thoughtful consideration, Campbellsville University administration feel that Dr. Allen is the best choice...

Christian hip-hop artist, music executive KB to perform at Campbellsville University Aug. 19

By Josh Christian Campbellsville University Christian hip-hop artist and music executive KB will perform at Campbellsville University on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel. Citizens Bank and Trust Company is sponsoring the concert, and general admission will be $35. VIP admission is $75 and allows for seating in first three rows and meet and greet with the artist. Admission will be free for...

Campbellsville marks 10th year as host of FCA Leadership Camp with record attendance

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) held its annual Leadership Camp at Campbellsville University July 5-8 largest ever with 685 participants – the largest ever. Around 500 campers ranging from middle school to high school attended the camp with about 185 Huddle leaders, coaches, and staff. Of the 685 people who attended the FCA camp at Campbellsville University, there were 33 salvations made...

Campbellsville online RN, BSN programs ranked among top 50 in Best College Reviews survey

By Josh Christian Special to KyForward Campbellsville University’s online RN and BSN programs have been ranked in the top 50 among national institutions by Best College Reviews in a recent survey. Campbellsville University was recognized for its tuition value, U.S. News and World Report Recognition as a Top School for Online Bachelor’s Programs, customization options and its “wow”...

NASCAR’s Rhodes wraps up campaign to honor first responders with fundraiser in hometown of Louisville

NASCAR Truck Series driver and Louisville’s own Ben Rhodes will be back home and racing at his favorite track at the Kentucky Speedway in the Buckle Up 225 on July 12. Rhodes (provided photo) Ben has also headed up the “All Rhodes Lead to the Kentucky Speedway” promotional campaign. In the four weeks leading up to the race, Rhodes has been on a media tour promoting the race and recognizing and...

Campbellsville University online associates in business administration ranked best in nation

Campbellsville University’s online associate’s in business administration ranked in the top 10 in the nation by 2 YR Online Associate’s Degree. In addition to accreditation, factors taken into consideration to determine Campbellsville University’s rank included program affordability and recognition from at least one major news publication. “Campbellsville University’s...

Campbellsville University president among Louisville Business First’s ’20 People to Know in Education’

Campbellsville University’s president, Dr. Michael V. Carter, has been featured in Louisville Business First special edition of ’20 People To Know in Education.’ “Louisville Business First’s ‘People to Know’ puts a spotlight each month on 20 area business professionals in a given industry,” Louisville Business First, said. Dr. Michael Carter The May edition...

Campbellsville University honors 169 teachers from 60 districts in Excellence in Teaching Ceremony

By Kasey Ricketts Special to KyForward At the annual 32nd Excellence in Teaching Ceremony, Campbellsville University recognized 169 teachers from 60 school districts. A total of 3,749 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years. Kentucky Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsiville, shared his appreciation for the teachers across the commonwealth during the program at Campbellsville...

Distinguished academic leader Heilman to speak at Campbellsville’s undergraduate commencement

Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, the chancellor of the University of Richmond, will speak at Campbellsville University’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 12 in Powell Athletic Center. Heilman will present his grandson, Nick van der Meer of Richmond, Virginia, his diploma at the noon ceremony. Heilman will also speak at the 9 a.m. undergraduate ceremony. Dr. E. Bruce HeilmanDr. Michael V. Carter,...

Campbellsville University’s ARTrageous event to benefit construction of new arts building complex

ARTrageous is an after-hours fundraising event at Campbellsville University’s Pence-Chowning Art Gallery on Friday, April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring artwork from the annual student juried show. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser support the new building complex, which will house the ceramics studio, sculpture studio, new auditorium with seating for 100, computer lab, and an...

Campbellsville University to host live political forum for Campbellsville mayoral candidates May 1

By Alex Meade Special to Kyforward Campbellsville University will host a live political forum Tuesday, May 1 during which candidates for mayor of Campbellsville will be questioned. The forum will be broadcast live on WLCU-TV beginning at 7 p.m. from Ransdell Chapel. Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young faces former mayor Brenda Allen, Steven Seibech, Patricia “Patti” Phillips, Sharon Hoskins-Sanders...

Campbellsville University receives grant from Baugh Foundation for church outreach program

Campbellsville University has received $50,000 from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation for the university’s Church Outreach Program. “Campbellsville University’s Church Outreach program is significant to churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia and beyond. The CU students are passionate about spreading the love of Christ throughout their state,” Jackie Baugh Moore, vice president...

Kentucky by Heart: Kentuckians share their thoughts on what makes their college that ‘special’ school

Note: Following is the second of a two-part article about individuals sharing comments about their “special college” in Kentucky. When the topic of special colleges in Kentucky is brought up, Erika Mahlbacher offers her Danville alma mater, Centre College, as a shining example. Erika Mahlbacher She loved the enthusiasm of her teachers. “My dreaded history class requirement turned out to be one...

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky celebrates Pinwheels for Prevention at Campbellsville University April 3

As part of the Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky Partners in Prevention Network, Campbellsville University will be one of the hundreds of organizations recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month during April with a pinwheel planting ceremony. The event, planned for Tuesday, April 3 at 1:45 p.m. on Stapp Lawn at Campbellsville University is open to the public. The nationwide Pinwheels for Prevention campaign...