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A.P. White Campus in Columbia

Lindsey Wilson's A.P. White Campus is located on more than 200 partially wooded acres on a hilltop in Columbia, which is in the Kentucky Heartland - a region synonymous with outdoor recreation, camping, boating, and hiking.  The A.P. White Campus is near several major Kentucky tourist attractions: Lake Cumberland, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world; Mammoth Cave, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; Green River Lake and Reservoir; and Cumberland Falls, Kentucky's highest waterfall and the only spot in the Western Hemisphere that produces a "moonbow." 

Columbia, the county seat of Adair County, has a population of about 4,500. Adair County's primary industries are agriculture and light manufacturing. Columbia offers students a variety of shops, restaurants and churches within walking distance from campus. It also provides an appealing small-town charm yet is only a one-hour drive from Bowling Green, Ky.; a two-hour drive from Louisville or Lexington, Ky.; or a two-hour drive from Nashville, Tenn. 

Lindsey Wilson College has completed major renovations to more than 25 buildings on the A.P. White Campus in Columbia in the last 20 years -- the result of one of the most aggressive and ambitious building programs in Kentucky higher education. 

The College completed the $53 million "Changing Lives" campaign on June 30, 2010.  The campaign's highlights include:

  • The 186-bed, four-story Harold J. Smith Hall opened in fall 2010.
  • Doris & Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center:  Opened in February 2010, this 73,223-square-foot health and wellness center provides myriad opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to lead healthy lives.  The Holloway Health & Wellness Center includes: an aerobic and dance studio; cardiovascular equipment area; racquetball court; machine- and free-weights room; three basketball/volleyball courts; eight-lane indoor swimming pool; recreational pool with volleyball and basketball areas; 40-person capacity hot tub; walking track; and multipurpose room.  It is home to the Lindsey Wilson swimming teams and includes the wrestling program's training room.
  • A new Plant Operations Building that houses the physical plant division was completed in 2010. 
  • The Blue Raider Band Building, home of the College's marching and concert bands, was opened in fall 2009.
  • The Pines at Lindsey Wilson was acquired in February 2009.  An 18-hole golf course located less than five miles from the A.P. White Campus in Columbia, the Pines at Lindsey Wilson is open to members.  
  • Lindsey Wilson Sports Park was opened in fall 2009.  The park features Egnew Park, home to LWC baseball; Blue Raider Field, home to LWC softball; and Blue Raider Stadium, home to LWC football and track & field.
  • The Jim & Helen Lee Fugitte Science Center, a three-story, 42,000-square-foot building that houses the College's mathematics and science programs, was opened for the 2006-2007 academic year.  The Fugitte Science Center includes laboratories, smart classrooms, and a greenhouse.
  • The T.D. & Rowena Everett Center, renovated in 2007, houses the Academic Success Center and First-Year Experience Advising offices.

 Since completion of the "Changing Lives" campaign, the A.P. White Campus in Columbia received the following additions:

  • Keefe Hall, a 46-bed residence hall, opened in fall 2014.
  • V.P. Henry Auditorium, a 325-seat theater housed in the L.R. McDonald Administration Building, underwent a $200,000 renovation during summer 2012.
  • The Dr. Robert & Carol Goodin Nursing & Counseling Center -- a 27,100-square-foot, two-story building that is home to the College's Nursing program, School of Professional Counseling, and Technology Center -- opened in fall 2011.
  • The Jerry & Kendrick McCandless Hall, a 156-bed residence hall, also opened in fall 2011.
  • The six-court Henry Baughman Tennis Complex opened in fall 2010.

Before the "Changing Lives" campaign was launched, the A.P. White Campus in Columbia had already undergone a dramatic, two-decade transformation, which included:

  • The president's home, which hosts events for students and the campus community, was renovated in fall 2009 and renamed the Emily Hundley President's Home.
  • The adjoining Sumner Campus Ministry Center and Norma & Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship were opened in 2005 and 2009, respectively. The one-story, 3,000-square-foot Sumner building serves as a gathering place for the campus's myriad spiritual life groups and activities, and it also includes classrooms, faculty offices, and a small library. The Hodge Center offers a 3,000-square foot worship space that is also used for meetings and conferences.
  • The Holloway Building, which houses the Katie Murrell Library, was opened in 1986.  The Katie Murrell Library houses a locally owned collection of 62,000 books and audiovisual titles.  A growing virtual library provides access to another 278,000 ebooks and numerous other catalogued online resources with literary and reference information, streaming music, and video recordings.  Students may also access more than 29,000 magazines and journals in online and print formats.  The online catalog allows students access to 41,000 federal documents and government websites.  Users may also access numerous other online resources with literary information and reference materials.  Through its online interlibrary loan system, the Katie Murrell Library enables users to search for and request items from libraries around the nation.  A 10,000 square foot addition to the Holloway Building was completed in 2002, nearly doubling the size of the Katie Murrell Library.  The addition features the Thomas D. Clark Reading Room, named in honor of the late Kentucky historian laureate and home to a collection of Dr. Clark's books and personal items.
  • A campus quadrangle, which includes a 150-seat amphitheatre and park area, was completed during the 2002-2003 academic year.
  • Richardson Hall was opened in August 2001.  The 154-bed residence hall offers students an apartment-style setting while maintaining the atmosphere and community of a residence hall.
  • The Walter S. Reuling Stadium opened in 1998.  The European-style soccer field is the premier soccer park in Kentucky and is home of the Lindsey Wilson men's and women's soccer teams.  The men's team is nine-time NAIA National Men's Soccer Champions (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009 & 2011), and the women's team is four-time NAIA National Women's Soccer Champions (2004, 2006, 2012 & 2014).
  • The John B. Begley Chapel opened in 1997.  The $2 million structure was designed by world-renowned architect E. Fay Jones, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright and a recipient of the American Institute of Architects prestigious Gold Medal.  The Begley Chapel is a center for contemplation, services, and related programs.
  • The renovated W. W. Slider Humanities Center re-opened in 1996.  The Center houses an 85-seat recital hall, the Lucretia C. Begley Art Gallery, classrooms, faculty offices, and art studios.  It is also the home of the College's regional Cultural Affairs series. 
  • The Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center was opened in 1993.  In addition to serving Lindsey Wilson students, faculty, and staff, the regional center is utilized by thousands of citizens and groups throughout South Central Kentucky to hold receptions, meetings, and conferences.
  • A major addition to the Cralle Student Union Building was added in 1987; a 3,800-square-foot wing was added to the building in 2000.
  • The J. L. Turner Leadership Center was opened in 1987.  It houses the School of Business, classrooms, a computer laboratory, and a conference center.
  • Biggers Sports Center, which seats 1,500, was added to the campus in 1984.  It is the home of the Blue Raiders men's and women's basketball teams, the women's volleyball team, and the men's wrestling team.
  • The cycling program has a BMX track 1-1/2 miles west of the A.P. White Campus in Columbia.  The course offers multiple large jumps, a pair of straight-aways, and a rhythm section.  It also features a competition dual slalom and downhill course.
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