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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...

Campbellsville women picked to win Mid-South Conference title; Lindsay Wilson voted third in poll

KyForward Staff Campbellsville University has been selected to win the Mid-South Conference women’s basketball title in 2019-20 by the coaches in their preseason poll. The Tigers picked up 64 total points and eight of the nine first-place votes. Campbellsville won the Mid-South Conference regular-season title in 2018-19 with a 14-0 record and went on to capture the tournament championship as...

Campbellsville University promotes Greensburg native Tim Judd to vice president for finance

Campbellsville University has announced that Tim Judd has been promoted to vice president for finance, chief financial officer. “Tim has been a valued member of our financial staff serving in several roles until the recent vice president position,” Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter said. “He has led the Office of Business Services with integrity and dedication. We are proud...

New study shows Campbellsville University’s total economic impact nearly $200 million

Campbellsville University has a total economic impact from its operations on the main campus and in its Louisville, Harrodsburg and Somerset regional centers of almost $200 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, according to a new study recently completed by Younger Associates of Jackson, Tenn. The $199,868,340 is a measure of the total dollar value that flows through the operations of Campbellsville...

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce selects Ashli Watts of Frankfort as President and CEO

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has named Ashli Watts of Frankfort as President and CEO of the state’s largest business association after an eight-month national search. She will take office on Nov. 1, succeeding Dave Adkisson, 66, who is retiring after serving 15 years in the position. Watts, 37, currently is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the Chamber, where she has led the organization’s...

Campbellsville ranked in top 100 best regional universities in ‘U.S. News & World Report’s’ ratings

For the seventh year in a row, Campbellsville University has been named to the best regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released recently. U.S. News and World Report states, “To make valid comparisons, schools are grouped by academic mission into 10 distinct rankings. Regional Universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees...

Sebastian Torres to give lecture, ‘Free Speech in the Age of Donald Trump,’ at Campbellsville University

By Scarlett Birge Campbellsville University Sebastian Torres, president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, will speak at the first Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) event of the fall semester at Campbellsville University on Sept. 17. Torres will elaborate on “Free Speech in the Age of Donald Trump” at 5:30 p.m. in the Badgett Academic Support Center...

Campbellsville University to host Italian artist Nadia Molugova for presentations, workshops

By Matthew Billiot Campbellsville University Nadia Molugova, founder and director of the Florence Classical Arts Academy and the New Renaissance Foundation in Florence, Italy, will visit Campbellsville University this week and will give two public presentations Tuesday and Wednesday. Before speaking at Campbellsville on Sept. 4, Molugova will lead a painting workshop on campus free of charge Tuesday,...

Campbellsville University graduates more than 2,200 in school’s second August commencement ceremony

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University A former Fortune 500 executive and Campbellsville graduate told 2,208 students of the wisdom she gained during her time at the university during the second August commencement ceremony in the school’s history last week. Michelle Ivy Oak of Louisville received her Master in Marriage and Family Therapy as she urged her fellow graduates to “remember...

Lindsey Wilson, Campbellsville voted co-favorites in Mid-South volleyball poll; Thomas More tabbed sixth

(Image from Mid-South Conference) KyForward staff Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University were selected as the co-favorites in the Mid-South Conference preseason volleyball poll, which was released on Wednesday. Thomas More was picked sixth in the poll. The Saints, who posted a 33-4 record last season and advanced to the regional finals while competing at the NCAA Division III level, are...

LaGrange resident William ‘B.J.’ Senior elected as president of Campbellsville Board of Alumni

William “B.J.” Senior, a resident of LaGrange, has been elected as the 2019 president of the Campbellsville University Board of Alumni. The Board of Alumni is a group of Campbellsville graduates appointed to create an environment that keeps alumni connected with Campbellsville and to raise money for student scholarships. As president of the Board of Alumni, Senior will preside over the...

Campbellsville University’s new Heilman Student Wellness Center set to open for fall semester

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s Betty Dobbins Heilman Student Wellness Center is set to open following the start of the fall semester, according to Otto Tennant, senior vice president for operations and administration (COO). The multi-level facility is over 20,000 square feet and will feature a variety of additions for students, faculty, staff and coaches...

Wellness Center dedication, groundbreaking ceremony to honor ‘southern lady’ on Saturday at Campbellsville

By Nicholas van der Meer Campus Times staff writer Dr. E. Bruce Heilman and Betty Dobbins Heilman, his late wife, are no strangers to Campbellsville University. Both are alumni of the university and are known for a number of sizable donations to its benefit. While Bruce is certainly the more prolific of the two, Betty is no less remembered. She was born Betty June Dobbins on Aug. 9, 1928, in Louisville...

Thomas More University athletics program makes official move to NAIA, Mid-South Conference

Thomas More University has made its official move to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference from NCAA Division III. TMU was a previous member of the NAIA from 1947 to 1990 before joining the NCAA. TMU also joined the Mid-South Conference, an NAIA conference with eight core member institutions in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia. The member institutions include Campbellsville University, Cumberland...

Campbellsville University to present ‘The Secret Garden’ musical July 4-7 in Russ Mobley Theater

While observing the Fourth of July next week, Campbellsville University has another way to also celebrate the national holiday. “The Secret Garden” musical will be presented by the Campbellsville University Theater Department, Town Hall Productions and Community Trust Bank, and run from July 4 until July 7 in the Russ Mobley Theater, 114 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky. The play is a musical...

Allen named dean of Campbellsville’s School of Education; Flanagan to chair graduate programs

Campbellsville University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Donna Hedgepath has announced Dr. Lisa Allen as dean of the university’s School of Education, and Dr. Valerie Flanagan as the chair of the school’s graduate programs. Both become effective July 1. Allen was first employed by the university in 2011 as an assistant professor of education. She has served as interim dean for...

Campbellsville mass communications students meet with Washington D.C. media professionals

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Seven students had the opportunity to study in Washington, D.C. as part of the first CU Away trip offered by Campbellsville University. Students visited various media outlets and locations during their 11-day trip. “Students get tired of listening to teachers and to have an opportunity to hear from those who do what we talk about reinforces what we talk...

Campbellsville University to host annual Kids College, Jr. Kids College camps during June and July

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Campbellsville University will host the annual Kids College and Jr. Kids College camps during June and July. Kids College and Jr. Kids College, on behalf of the Campbellsville University’s Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center (CUTTC), provides students, preschool through eighth grade, with opportunities to broaden the scope of their...

Campbellsville University’s Excellence in Teaching Ceremony honors 197 Ky. teachers from 68 districts

By Joan C. McKinney Cambellsville University “Children still need teachers who care about them and believe in them … create environments where they feel safe and happy. They still need teachers who are patient and work hard to help them learn and grow. It’s as simple as that, not always easy, but always worth the effort. Always.” – the late Suzanne Dennis, who was 64 at her death. Laura Beth...