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Education

  • Locals earn degrees at WKU

    Two Campbellsville students and two Greensburg students were among the more than 1,000 graduates to earn degrees from Western Kentucky University on Saturday, Dec. 15 during its 162nd commencement at Diddle Arena.

    Degrees were conferred to 1,071 students (81 associate's, 778 baccalaureate, 211 master's and one specialist) who completed their programs this fall as well as five students who completed a cooperative doctoral degree in educational administration offered by WKU and the University of Louisville.

    About 800 students participated in the ceremony at Diddle Arena.

  • College-bound high school students should register for the ACT by Jan. 4

    The next ACT exam will be administered on Feb. 9 in all states except New York. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam on this date must register by Jan. 4, which is the deadline for having their registration postmarked.

    There is a late registration postmark deadline of Jan. 18; though an extra fee is charged for late registrations. Students can register online at www.actstudent.org, or registration forms can be picked up at high school counseling offices.

  • Cowgill speaks on 'double the numbers' initiative at CU

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Brad Cowgill, interim president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, visited the campus of Campbellsville University on Wednesday, Dec. 19, as part of the Council's "double the numbers" initiative.

    Cowgill spoke to a gathering of CU senior administrative and academic leaders along with a group of community leaders on the mission of the CPE and its core mission of working to advance educational attainment in Kentucky.

  • CU graduates 83 in first-ever December commencement

    Ashley Sidebottom

    Campbellsville University

    "My prayer is that Dec. 14, 2007, be a day you will look back on as a day of achievement and one where you felt a blessed sense of appreciation for all those who have helped make this day possible for you," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, Campbellsville University president, at the first-ever December commencement ceremony in the Ransdell Chapel.

    The traditional senior walk morphed into an evening candlelight walk before the 7 p.m. ceremony beginning at the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex and ending at the chapel.

  • Eagle Express offers New Year's Eve babysitting

    Eagle Express is offering baby-sitting services on New Year's Eve from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

    Contact Sharon Harris no later than noon on Thursday Dec. 27 at 403-2670 for reservations or more information. Or, e-mail her at sharon.harris@cville.kyschools.us.

    Money raised from this event will help offset state budget cuts to continue to provide programs and opportunities for Campbellsville Middle School's after-school program, Eagle Express.

  • GSA application deadline is Dec. 28

    The Governor's School for the Arts will be accepting applications through Friday, Dec. 28.

    The Governor's School for the Arts is a three-week intensive arts education program for Kentucky high school rising juniors and seniors interested in pursuing the arts for college and/or career.

  • CU presents honorary doctorate to J.B. Crawley

    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    J.B. Crawley, a former chairman of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees, was honored with the bestowing of an honorary doctorate of public service at CU's first fall commencement on Dec. 14 in the Ransdell Chapel.

    "The greatest honor that any university grants is the honorary doctorate degree," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU. "Mr. Crawley has lived the life of a Christian servant leader - humbly serving his Lord and church, family, his professional field, and his community and state."

  • Lewis representatives visit CU

    Congressman Ron Lewis' representatives met with leaders from Team Taylor County, education and business at Campbellsville University last week to discuss projects and issues of importance to the community. Pictured are, from left: Dr.

  • TCES Writers of the Week for 11-28

    Taylor County Elementary School's "Writers of the Week" named on Wednesday, Nov. 28 are as follows: Justin Nguyen, kindergarten; Taegan Montgomery, first grade; Morgan Magness, second grade; Nick Boils, third grade; Kayla Rodgers, fourth grade; and Meredith Johnson, fifth grade.

  • TCES Writers of the Week for 12-5

    Taylor County Elementary's "Writers of the Week" for Wednesday, Dec. 5 are: Julie Stone, kindergarten; Jacob Mattingly, first grade; Jenna Smith, second grade; Carly Bland, third grade; Callie Parrott, fourth grade; and Brooke Kearney, fifth grade.