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Campbellsville University to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday April 23

By Holly Jo Evans, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –  It is time to celebrate one of the most loved and well known playwriters of the 16th and 17th centuries.

On Campbellsville University’s campus Tuesday, April 23, William Shakespeare’s birthday, will be celebrated. The public is invited to celebrate “The Bard’s” birthday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bright-Redmon Commons in Montgomery Library, 116 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Shakespeare, an English poet, playwright and actor, is considered as the world’s greatest dramatists and writer in the English language. His works gave our current language over 1,700 words. Historians believe he was born April 23, 1564 and died April 23, 1616.

Dr. Sarah Stafford Sims, chair of the Division of Humanities at Campbellsville University, said there will be “games, readings, music, a drawing, a special program, food and fun.” Convocation credit is also offered for Campbellsville University students.

Everyone is invited; students, faculty, staff, coaches and the community are all welcome to join in on the celebration.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville, all in Kentucky two in California at Lathrop, near San Francisco, and in Costa Mesa, and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.