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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...

Campbellsville University awards degrees to record number of students during spring commencements

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University “Be kind and work hard, and I promise you amazing things will happen,” Ashli Schmidt Watts, senior vice president of public affairs for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, told a record number of 2,279 students who received degrees from Campbellsville University during three commencement ceremonies May 3 and 4. A total of 2,592 students received degrees...

Campbellsville University to celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23

William Shakespeare’s birthday will be celebrated on Campbellsville University’s campus on April 23. The public is invited to celebrate “The Bard’s” birthday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bright-Redmon Commons in Montgomery Library, 116 University Drive, Campbellsville. Shakespeare, an English poet, playwright and actor, is considered as the world’s greatest dramatists and writer in...

Campbellsville University to host Inaugural summer honors academic robotics event ‘Bot Camp’ June 2-7

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University announces an Inaugural 2019 Summer Honors Academic Robotics Event, also known as “Bot Camp,” June 2-7. Campbellsville University is offering high achieving high school juniors (advancing to their senior year fall 2019) the opportunity to experience the world of robotics and consider placing the study of computer science...

Campbellsville plans art scholarship competition; performance grants to be awarded April 6

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University is searching for talented high school seniors to compete for two art scholarships worth a total of $6,000 each. The university’s annual art scholarship competition and workshop will be on April 6, beginning at 10 a.m. in room 100 of the Art Building, 205A University Drive, Campbellsville, across from Gosser Fine Arts Center,...

Campbellsville University’s Technology Training Center to offer several new certificate programs

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center (CUTTC) is offering a variety of certificates in a program known as CU Expand. Jason Roop, director of the Technology Training Center, said CU Expand offers certificates in “project management, STEM and business leadership including power systems, defense technology,...

Students to hear the conservative case against the death penalty at Campbellsville University forum

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service Conservatives historically are pegged as champions of the death penalty, but some say there’s growing momentum to change that narrative. Hannah Cox, national manager of the group Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, will make the conservative case against capital punishment Monday night at a public forum at Campbellsville University. Death-penalty...

Campbellsville to host national manager of Conservatives Concerned about Death Penalty

Hannah Cox, national manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, will be speaking at Campbellsville University on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center, 110 University Drive. The public is invited to the event that is part of Campbellsville’s Quality Enhancement Plan pertaining to the university’s accreditation by the Southern Association...

Campbellsville University to host Grammy Award winner, Kentucky native Ricky Skaggs Dec. 6

Grammy Award-winning artist Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder will be in concert Dec. 6 at Campbellsville University’s Ransdell Chapel. Skaggs has earned 14 Grammy Awards, 11 International Bluegrass Music Awards, nine Academy of Country Music Awards, eight Country Music Awards, two Dove Awards, three honorary Doctorate Museum’s 2013 Artist-In-Residence and an Americana Music Association...

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...