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Education

  • CU biology professor receives tenure, promotion

     

    Ariana Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    Brenda Tungate, assistant professor of biology at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of biology and has also received tenure at Campbellsville University, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Tungate has served at Campbellsville University since 2005. She teaches human anatomy and physiology, medical microbiology, immunology, biology, biochemistry and botany.

  • CU social work professor receives tenure

     

    Christina Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Helen Mudd, associate professor of social work at Campbellsville University, has been granted tenure, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

  • CU professor promoted to associate professor of music

     

    Ariana Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Reese Land, assistant professor of music/trumpet at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of music, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Land has served at CU since 2007.

  • TCMS students attend summer camps

     

    Students at Taylor County Middle School had four opportunities to attend summer learning camps.

    The first week, Bod Squad, taught students about how their bodies function. Students participated in many activities, including dissecting a sheep's eye, investigating the parts of their tongues that have different taste sensors and learning how the intestines absorb nutrition.

  • CU dean of School of Music serves as guest conductor in Taiwan

     

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music at Campbellsville University, was invited as guest conductor of the symphonic band at the Tainan University of Technology International Youth Music Festival in Tainan, Taiwan.

    The festival began on July 31 and ended with a concert presented by the 75-member ensemble on Aug. 5 in the Municipal Auditorium of Tainan.

  • CU social work professor receives promotion

     

    Christina Kern

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Candace Hansford, assistant professor of social work at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor, according to an announcement made by Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Hansford received her bachelor of arts from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky. in 1994.

  • School menus for Aug. 22-26

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 22-26

    Monday - Corn dog, hash brown, buttered peas, strawberry cup and milk with choice of chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Grilled cheese, tater tots, applesauce, Scooby cookies and milk with choice of corn dog.

    Wednesday - Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, baked apples, biscuits and milk with choice of pork chop.

    Thursday - Lasagna, tossed salad, buttered corn, French toast, sherbet and milk with choice of chicken fried steak.

  • Board discusses state's new testing system

    Rebecca Cassell

    editor@cknj.com

    The acronym "K-PREP" may soon be as recognizable as "CATS" when it comes to education.

    K-PREP - or Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress - is the name of the state's new testing system for students. This will take the place of the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, better known as CATS, this school year.

  • School Board gives initial approval to tobacco ban

     

    James Roberts

    writer@cknj.com

    Tobacco use on Taylor County School property could soon be prohibited.

    At its regular meeting Tuesday Aug. 9, Taylor County School Board members had first reading of a tobacco policy, which, according to Superintendent Roger Cook, bans all tobacco use on all school property and in all school vehicles.

    The policy, he said, establishes "a 24/7 tobacco-free environment" at Taylor County Schools.

  • Regional Works host Jobs Readiness class

     

    Big Sandy Area Development District Kentucky Regional Works program recently hosted a Jobs Readiness Activities Class.

    Pictured, from left, are Donna Benningfield, employment specialist; Yuelta Mattingly; Lisa Cheatham, instructor; Chasity Graham Velazquez; Joe Cornett, regional planner; Emily Williamson; Jolene Gurley, Kim Johnson and Latasha Smither.