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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...

UK Facilities Management implements plan to ensure campus is ready for upcoming fall semester

By Meg Mills University of Kentucky Along with 18 other workstreams, a facilities workstream with representatives from across the University of Kentucky was created this spring to discuss ideas to prepare the campus to reopen. With those ideas, UK’s Facilities Management division has created six internal workstreams — space, campus navigation, custodial services, informational signage, building...

EKU Board of Regents approve components of enrollment plan, return to campus for fall semester

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents have approved several components of an enrollment plan titled “The EKU Advantage.” “The EKU Advantage” includes freezing tuition, dining and housing rates at the same rates that students paid last fall, increasing available scholarship monies for need-based students, waiving application fees and several other requirements to ensure the university...

Georgetown College science faculty tests classroom ventilation in preparation for upcoming fall semester

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the campus community at Georgetown College has pulled together in extraordinary ways, with faculty, staff, coaches and students all using their unique talents to improve the college and finish the semester strong. Now, as the college prepares for the fall, the work continues to ensure a great fall semester on campus. Professor of Biology Dr. Tracy Livingston, Professor...

UK action plan to address gaps in opportunity, access for Black students, communities of color

The University of Kentucky on Friday announced the first steps of what will be a comprehensive plan, designed to accelerate progress at UK for diversity across campus. “In many ways recently, we have made progress — educating and graduating more Black students and underrepresented students than at any time in our history. But we must also continue to confront the fact that much of that history...

UK restart playbook begins and ends classes early, includes robust plan for testing, screening, tracing

By Jay Blanton University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky on Tuesday released the pillars of its restart plan for the fall, which makes clear a commitment to returning to a residential campus experience in August: -In-person classes beginning a week early on Aug. 17 and end at Thanksgiving. -Testing for students for COVID-19, daily assessment for symptoms and mask-wearing in most places on campus. -Working...

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...

Lindsey Wilson College to resume in-person instruction, reopen residence halls for fall semester

Lindsey Wilson College will resume in-person instruction and reopen residence halls for the academic year 2020-21, according to a statement from LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. The announcement comes three months before the scheduled date for students to move back to the dorms in August. “I have assembled a team of faculty, staff, students and trustees to gain as much input as possible in arriving...

Campbellsville University to begin face-to-face in-classroom instruction for fall semester

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter announced Thursday that the university will begin face-to-face in-classroom instruction for the fall 2020 semester. Carter said this will be done in accordance with national and state health regulations. “Students deserve an opportunity to pursue an education, and we will be ready to meet their needs,”...

Murray State reveals ‘Racer Restart’ initiative, planning process to restart campus for fall semester

Murray State University has announced its “Racer Restart” initiative and planning process to collaboratively, thoughtfully and proactively restart campus for the fall 2020 semester. Murray State, which has been reviewing plans for the past several weeks, has established the Fall 2020 Racer Restart Committee, co-chaired by university leadership. Associated subcommittees comprised of various areas...