By Linda Waggener, assistant director of university communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE – Campbellsville University’s Dr. John Burch, director of Montgomery Library, and Tim Hooper, university archivist, have worked together and authored a book that celebrates the institution’s history.
Titled Campbellsville University Campus History Series, the recently published book by Arcadia Publishing, captures the essence of campus life throughout the years from its origins as the Russell Creek Academy 100 years ago to the university that it is today.
The new book features influential faculty, staff and students in pictures from over the years of early classes, sports teams and important institution events.
The 128-page softcover book sells for $19.99 and is available at bookstores, independent retailers and on-line retailers.
Hooper also serves as music librarian at Montgomery Library. He is the director of the Campbellsville University Men’s Ensemble, CU Sound, and interim worship leader of Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, Ky.
Burch also serves as an assistant professor.
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 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.