Campbellsville University offers new students a 'taste of home'

Campbellsville University offers new students a 'taste of home'

June 14, 2010
For Immediate Release















Campbellsville University students selected by the student services staff represent leadership, coming from different areas and interests on campus. This year’s selected LINC student leaders are, from left: Front row -- Ashley Holt, Bloomfield, Ky.; Ashley Todd, Madisonville, Ky.; Danielle Waldrop, Lexington, Ky.; Alison Medders, Florence, Ala., formerly of Campbellsville; and Kim Baker, Louisville, Ky. Second row -- Alison Lee, Louisville, Ky.; Brooke Cooper, Russell Springs, Ky.; Katy Dunn, Sebree, Ky.; and Hannah White, Hodgenville, Ky. Third row -- Micah White, Louisville, Ky.; Brooke Cato, Woodburn, Ky.; Joy Carter, Owensboro, Ky.; Courtney Welsh, Lawrenceburg, Ky.; LeAnn Straley, Campbellsville, Ky.; Whitney Frields, Campbellsville, Ky. Back row -- Glen Jackson, Chesapeake, Va.; Jacob Stickle, Bowling Green, Ky.; Micah Spicer, Wingo, Ky.; and Calvin Joseph Bini, Radcliff, Ky. (Campbellsville University Photo by Josh Anderson)


 By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – What’s the best way to know if you’re going to like living on a college campus? Visiting, of course, and attending an orientation program that tells you what you need to know about your first year of college.

Campbellsville University offers four LINC new student orientation sessions with the next one planned for Thursday and Friday, July 8-9. A fourth LINC is set for Thursday and Friday, July 29-30.

Josh Anderson, dean of students, said, “LINC is the best opportunity for you and your family to see firsthand your new ‘home away from home.’”

“Attending one of our LINC New Student Orientations is vitally important to the transition and success of entering this exciting new phase of your life as a student at Campbellsville University.”

LINC is an overnight event designed to acquaint students and families with campus life, which will “LINC” you to the services and opportunities available at Campbellsville University.

Anderson said the focus of the two-day event is to introduce the new students and families to the faculty and staff.

“Meeting the faculty and staff helps develop a relationship and that enables each student to feel more comfortable talking and reaching out to one of us for assistance once the fall semester begins in August,” Anderson said.

“This relationship is critical to the family atmosphere that we pride ourselves on here at CU and we are looking forward to each new student and his/her family joining the CU family this summer and upcoming fall.”

At a LINC session, which stands for “Learn in a New Environment,” “Invest in Your Future,” “Navigate Life Change” and “Connect to Campbellsville University,” students accomplish various tasks that will acquaint them with the campus and get them a head start for when they start in the fall.

Students can meet with their academic advisor, schedule classes, get a university ID and parking decal, visit various offices such as financial aid, business services and admissions, choose a meal plan/option and take a brief placement test called COMPASS.

The university has a group of upperclass students who work with LINC as they interact with the new students.

Full details about the program, and to make a reservation, which is required, go to Deadlines for making a reservation are one week prior to the orientation date you request as a first choice.

There is no cost to attend a LINC session, but there is a $5 charge for the evening meal for each person accompanying the student.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.

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