Druien Hall receives makeover

Druien Hall receives makeover

Aug. 12, 2011
For Immediate Release


 Druien Hall's new seminar room on the lower level of the building is part of the renovations completed on the building. (Campbellsville University Photo by Christina Kern)

By Christina L. Kern, office assistant

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Campbellsville University’s Druien Hall’s face lift was finished this summer.

Druien Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus, having been built in 1953, and serves as a classroom and office building on the main campus. The building’s renovations and changes include a widened stairway leading to lower level classrooms, renovations to lower level restrooms and a theology seminar room. Additions include a restroom to the main level, a new media room and electronic media for use on the lower and main floors.

 A commemorative marker in the hallway
recognizes donors of the renovation project.
The TV will display student salvation
testimonies. (Campbellsville University
Photo by Christina Kern)
Commemorative markers on the main and lower level display donor names for the renovation project and the mission of the School of Theology -- “to produce world changers for Jesus Christ.”

Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology and professor, said, “Students will be surprised at the changes to this building. We definitely want our students to be proud of Druien Hall, and for Druien Hall to be more serviceable to them. I am very grateful to our donors for making this happen.”

Dr. Ted Taylor, professor of Christian studies, acted as head of development for the project, raising $15,000 from partnering churches, individuals and one corporation. “The support from the churches with which we have had a strong partnership over the years is so encouraging,” Taylor said.

 Dr. Shane Garrison sets up a Flip camera
for video interviewing in Druien Hall's
new media room. (Campbellsville
University Photo by Christina Kern)
Dr. Shane Garrison, assistant professor of educational ministries, is most excited about the media upgrades to Druien Hall as he serves as director of theology for online classes. “A major focus for the media upgrade is for faculty, students and others to tell the story of how they came to believe in Jesus Christ so that others might hear the Gospel.”

The media room and equipment allow Garrison to record salvation testimonies of students and to display their stories on monitors in hallway of Druien as well as on the School of Theology’s website, www.campbellsville.edu/school-of-theology.

A dedication ceremony was held May 4 with all donors represented; however, final phases of the renovations were not complete until July.

Church donors include: Columbia Baptist in Columbia, Fairview Baptist in Russell Springs, Hillvue Baptist in Bowling Green, Hope Community in Lawrenceburg, Pleasant Hill Baptist in Campbellsville, Saloma Baptist in Campbellsville and Valley View in Louisville.

Individuals who donated include: Dr. Michael and Debbie Carter, John and Cathy Chowning, Dr. Shane and Jennifer Garrison, Dr. John and Pam Hurtgen, Donald and Bobbie McKinney and Dr. Ted and Sheri Taylor.

Pro Services of Campbellsville also donated to the renovation project.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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