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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...

Campbellsville University’s Matt Payton earns top award from Kentucky Broadcasters Association

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Matt Payton, broadcast operations coordinator and voice of Tiger basketball at Campbellsville University, has been named Broadcasting’s Best Sports Play-By-Play by the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA), the largest broadcasting organization in Kentucky. The award recognizes the best locally organized sports play-by-play in Kentucky. “I’m humbled...

Campbellsville University 2020 Homecoming celebration takes virtual format this fall

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University This year’s Homecoming festivities for Campbellsville University will look different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ashley Fox, director of alumni relations, said the university made the decision to go virtual with her Homecoming celebration due to the uncertainty of the pandemic. “Since we cannot gather in large groups on campus,...

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...