Campus Announcements -- April 7, 2014

Campus Announcements -- April 7, 2014

Deadline for Derby Rose Gala extended until 2 p.m. Wednesday

The deadline to RSVP for the Derby Rose Gala has been extended until 2 p.m. Wednesday. Employees, and their spouses, and students can attend for $25 each. Contact Paula Smith, director of alumni relations, at (270) 789-5216 to confirm your reservation or email at The Derby Rose Gala is at 6 p.m. EDT Monday, April 14 in the Winters Dining Hall. Kevin Flanery, president of Churchill Downs Racetrack and senior vice president of Churchcill Downs Inc., will be the keynote speaker.

Final Noon Organ Concert is Tuesday

Dr. Wesley Roberts will perform Campbellsville University’s final Noon Organ Concert in this year's series on Tuesday, April 8, at 12:20 p.m. The event will take place in the university’s Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 North Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. Joining Roberts will be Dr. Lisa McArthur for a performance of C. P. E. Bach's Sonata in G for flute and organ, Dr. Reese Landfor a performance of "Metamorphosis" for piccolo trumpet and organ, Dr. David Hedrick in a performance of the spiritual "Deep River" arranged by H. T. Burleigh, and Judith Davis in a piano and organ arrangement of the hymn tune Lyons, usually sung to "O Worship the King.”

Alpha Chi Collecting Shoes for WaterStep

Founded by missionaries, WaterStep is an organization that provides the world with clean drinking water. Alpha Chi, an honors society on campus, has decided to hold a shoe drive until Apr. 24 for WaterStep. WaterStep boxes will be placed in the commons area outside of Chick-Fil-A and in Books-N-Beans so that Campbellsville University students can donate new or used shoes. Rubber bands will be provided to ensure that each pair stays together. Each pair of shoes that is donated will be sold and the proceeds will be used to build and distribute a water purification system that is "easier to maintain than the ones put in place years ago by the UN and only takes a handful of salt to use," said a WaterStep volunteer. WaterStep has also developed a waterball that enables the transportation of large quantities of water without the damage to the skull, neck, and shoulders that is common to women who transport water on their heads. Please donate any shoes that you no longer wear, they can be tennis shoes, flip-flops, dress shoes, anything; they all can be sold to help support WaterStep and getting clean water accessible to the world. Check out more information on WaterStep at

Oasis is at 7 o’clock tonight

Oasis is at 7 o’clock tonight due to the NCAA Championship game. Oasis meets in Ransdell Chapel.

Dennis Bickers from Church Relations Council supports CU

Dennis Bickers of Indiana, a member of the Campbellsville University Church Relations Council, has served on the CRC 15 years. He is a bivocational minister in Indiana. His blog featured the following after his attendance at the CRC meeting:

Variety Show is April 12

Dr. Bill Budai's FIRST CLASS is presenting a variety show, Acts of Kindness, Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel. Admission is $3 per person or $10 per family of four or more. All proceeds will go to Green River Ministries, a shelter in Taylor County that is completely run on donations. Apart from admission, other monetary and physical donations will be gladly accepted. Some items that GRM is in need of include: toiletry items, bed linens, towels, washcloths, plastic eating utensils, cleaning supplies and spiritual reading materials. Please come out and support a great ministry in our community as well as some very talented performers.