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Education

  • Taylor County Band to distribute reflective house number signs as fundraiser

    Bonnie Childers, 911 Address Coordinator for Campbellsville and Taylor County, is teaming up with the Taylor County Marching Cardinals to offer large reflective address signs for homes and businesses.

    The band will receive half of the $15 charge for a two-sided reflective sign.

    "We prefer that people use at least 3-inch numbers that are reflective for visibility at night," Childers said. "Many people have only small numbers for mail and paper routes which aren't big enough for us to read at night.

  • Taylor County schools ranked top in the region for graduating students

    Shannon Clark

    Taylor County Schools

    A recent report from the Kentucky Department of Education shows that Taylor County School District tops the region in graduation rate percentage at 89.78 percent.

    Further, the district is in the Top 15 of the state's highest graduation rates among public school districts.

  • School menus for Aug. 15-19

    Campbellsville Independent

    Aug. 15-19

    Monday - Fish on bun, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, cornbread, sherbet and milk. Choice: chuckwagon.

    Tuesday - Hot ham and cheese, potato wedges, peas and carrots, applesauce and milk. Choice: corn dog.

    Wednesday - Shredded pork barbecue, corn on the cob, coleslaw, peaches and milk. Choice: pork chop.

    Thursday - Pork roast, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli casserole, fruit salad, rolls and milk. Choice: chicken fried steak.

  • CU psychology professor receives tenure

     

    Ariana Johnson

    Campbellsville University

    Dr. Jeanette Parker, associate professor of psychology at Campbellsville University, has been granted tenure, according to an announcement made by Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

    Parker, a Somerset native, began teaching at Campbellsville University in 1989.

    In addition to teaching psychology, she serves as assistant vice president for academic affairs and Title III director at Campbellsville University.

  • CU hosts final Kids College of summer

     

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University's Kids College final 2011 session was July 25-26 at the Technology Training Center.

    This event marked the first time the classes for students in grades three through eight were a full day as opposed to half-day sessions.

    Kids College provides students with opportunities to broaden the scope of their interests and interact with others.

  • ECTC fall registration is Aug. 9-11

    Students can register for fall semester classes at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 9, 10 and 11.

    The fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 15.

    Registration schedule will be alphabetic according to last name. Students can register for the full semester or the bi-terms, which run Aug. 15 to Oct. 14 and Oct. 17 to Dec. 10.

    Fall registration will be in the Regional Postsecondary Education Center in Elizabethtown on the following schedule.

  • Police group awards criminal justice student $1,000 scholarship

    Campbellsville University student Kelly Buck is among 13 top students who will receive $1,000 college scholarships to encourage their pursuit of law enforcement/public safety careers by the professional public safety officers of the Law Enforcement Education Program.
    Buck, who has a 3.8 GPA, is pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Campbellsville University. She plans to work in the juvenile justice program. She has been named to the president’s and dean’s list for the past four semesters and serves as a housing monitor on campus.

  • A good admissions essay may mean more money for college

    Some colleges, especially private schools, require an essay before deciding whether to admit high school seniors as college freshmen. But that essay may also help when it comes to paying for college, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
    Generally, the more exclusive the college, the more important the essay may be in admissions and financial aid decisions.
    Essays give colleges a chance to learn more about students than the information on an application. That gives writers a chance to set themselves apart from other students.

  • CU business professor to receive tenure

    Dr. Richard E. Corum, associate professor of business administration management at Campbellsville University, has been granted tenure, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.
    Corum has served at Campbellsville University since 2005. During that time he has served as associate dean of the School of Business and Economics, online MBA director and professor of management and marketing.

  • Campbellsville University’s Dr. Cunha promoted

    Dr. Alcingstone “Tony” Cunha, assistant professor of music and associate dean of the School of Music at Campbellsville University, has been promoted to associate professor of music and associate dean of the School of Music, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.