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Five Lindsey Wilson College students named recipients of Alumni Walkway Scholarship

Five Lindsey Wilson College students have been selected as recipients of the Alumni Walkway Scholarship. The top finalist, Lindsey Wilson media studies junior Malachi Rogan of Henderson, Tenn., received a $2,500 scholarship. Malachi is a first-generation college student and a member of the LWC football team and the Football Team Leadership Council. He credits LWC for his growth both academically and...

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...

Lindsey Wilson College finds alternative ways to honor students for excellence, service

The 2019-20 academic year at Lindsey Wilson College came to a close last week. Because of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, all senior events and award ceremonies were canceled. However, LWC found alternative ways to recognize students for excellence and service. More than five dozen individuals were honored by the 117-year-old liberal arts college for academic achievement during the 2019-20...

Four incoming Kentucky freshmen named Begley Scholars at Lindsey Wilson College

Four incoming freshmen have been named Begley Scholars at Lindsey Wilson College, the college’s most prestigious scholarship. The incoming freshmen named to the program are: Riley Kelly from Stanford, Ky.; Charlsey Garmon from Burkesville, Ky.; Joshua Cole Kidwell from Campbellsville, Ky.; and Madelyn Harmon from Columbia, Ky. The scholars were chosen from more than 50 high school seniors from...

Lindsey Wilson College students to take all classes online for remainder of spring semester

Lindsey Wilson College students will take all classes online for the remainder of the semester. According to Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr., college officials made the unprecedented decision in response to a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control to discourage gatherings of 10 or more people. “While we have been hopeful to finish the semester in a face-to-face delivery...

Lindsey Wilson College nursing program named among top 10 in Kentucky for achievements

Lindsey Wilson College’s nursing program has been named one of the top 10 nursing schools in Kentucky. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing was recognized as one of the leading programs in the state by nurse.org. LWC Division of Nursing Chair Emiley Button says the ranking recognizes the talent and hard work of LWC’s faculty and students. “The nursing program is honored to be ranked among the...

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...

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...

Jamie Vaught: Reigning Ky. Mountain Laurel Festival Queen Gabby Pyles preparing for return to Pineville

A former college cheerleader will be returning to the 2019 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville as the reigning KMLF queen. A new graduate of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Gabby Pyles has fond memories of KMLF last season and she can hardly wait to come back as the four-day festival begins on Thursday, May 23. “It is hard to choose one favorite moment from KMLF last year because...

David Hawpe: Higher education should prepare students for lifetime of living and learning

The Founders Day speech at Lindsey Wilson College: I want to talk a few moments today about the special virtue of the small liberal arts college. I want to share with you the reasons why I believe so strongly that there should be schools like Lindsey Wilson. The first is that state government support for public campuses has faltered and failed, here and elsewhere In the just-concluded General Assembly...

Quick recovery from labrum tear results in surprise national title for Lindsey Wilson swimmer

Lindsey Wilson College swimmer Ronni Borders did not expect to win a national title this season. In fact, she wasn’t even sure she would get to compete for one. Last fall, the freshman from Louis, Del., suffered what she feared was a season-ending injury when she tore her left labrum. But Borders made one of the quickest recoveries doctors have seen from an injury that usually ends a swimmer’s...

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education reaccredits Lindsey Wilson program

The Lindsey Wilson College Business and Computer Information Systems Division has been reaccredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. The division’s IACBE accreditation has been extended through 2020. “This is great news to us because this affirms our business program and it also lays a groundwork for an exciting future,” said LWC Business and Computer Information...

‘A Voice for the Voiceless’: Lindsey Wilson groups use music to lift others, call for change

  Lindsey Wilson College students Abigail Calhoun, left, Jessie Baize of English, Indiana, and Raeanne Spears of Greenville, are members of the Lindsey Wilson Singers. Their group will join the Lindsey Wilson Concert Choir will perform ‘A Voice for the Voiceless’ at 7 p.m. (CT) Thursday, Oct. 22, in Columbia. (LWC photo)   The Lindsey Wilson College choral ensembles will use their...

At age 104, Lindsey Wilson College’s oldest living grad relishes return to her alma mater

  Lindsey Wilson College alumna Lorena Arnold Christie of Chattanooga, Tennessee, holds a picture of her LWC graduating class of 1935. At age 104, she is LWC’s oldest known living graduate. (LWC photo)   It would be an understatement to say that much has changed at Lindsey Wilson College since Lorena Arnold Christie was a student at the Columbia, Kentucky, school. And last weekend, she...

Army ‘corrects a wrong,’ awards Purple Heart to Adair County vet 46 years after heroic act

Almost a half-century after he was wounded serving his country, an Adair County Army veteran was recognized this week for the sacrifices he made in Vietnam.   Larry Burton of Columbia, who was a private in the Army’s 506th Infantry, was awarded a Purple Heart at Lindsey Wilson College’s annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon. Burton received the decoration more than 46 years after being wounded...

Kentuckian brings life, wit and intellect of Oscar Wilde to Lindsey Wilson College stage

Kentucky native Wesley Young will bring to life the wit and intellect of literary giant Oscar Wilde on Sept. 12 at Lindsey Wilson College.   Young will perform Diversions & Delights, a one-man show by John Gay that celebrates Oscar Wilde. It will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, in V.P. Henry Auditorium at 210 Lindsey Wilson St. The performance is free and open to the public.   Wesley...

Three April productions highlight growing theater program at Lindsey Wilson College

A romantic comedy, a classic children’s story and a student-written play about the Holocaust will highlight the spring theater season at Lindsey Wilson College.   Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock, the LWC Theatre Program will produce three plays in April: A musical adaptation of the children’s classic book The Wind and the Willows; the romantic comedy Almost,...

Nutrition grant helps pediatric partnership between Lindsey Wilson College and Kosair

Kosair Charities board member Robert Flowers of Columbia, center, presents a facsimile check to, from left, Lindsey Wilson College Board of Trustees Chair Allan Parnell of Louisville, LWC Nursing Division Chair Marian Smith, LWC Vice President for Academic Affairs Bettie Starr and LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. Kosair Charities gave LWC an $80,000 grant for two programs to work with area children....

Rising stars on cello and piano explore more than two centuries of music in concert

Cellist Gabriel Cabezas and pianist Amy Yang will perform in concert on Friday, Feb. 21, at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. (Photo provided)   Two rising stars in the classical music universe will give a chamber concert that celebrates composers from the 19th century to the present on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.   Cellist Gabriel Cabezas and pianist...

Lexington’s Steven Loy wins legal lottery, takes Supreme Court stage for Lexmark

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   While most eyes might glaze over at the thought of deep immersion into something like “Lexmark International vs. Static Control Components Inc.,”  Steven Loy’s actually light up. The Lexington attorney is in fact animated by this “watching-paint-dry” legal case that landed him squarely in U.S. Supreme Court chambers facing a grilling by the country’s...