COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College's A.P.
White Campus will be a little more crowded when 2011 fall classes
begin next Wednesday, Aug. 17. And not just because college
officials expect more students to be enrolled and living in
In addition to a record number of students, the college will
also have two more buildings on campus -- a new residence hall and
a new classroom building.
"During one of the nation's worst economic periods, Lindsey
Wilson continues to out-perform its competitors," said LWC
President William T. Luckey Jr., who has been the
college's eighth president since the 1998-99 school year. "The
students who will graduate from Lindsey Wilson this school year
have witnessed a major addition to the campus every year since they
enrolled as freshmen four years ago."
Before the new residence hall and classroom building were opened
this month, LWC opened the Lindsey Wilson Sports Park (which
includes Blue Raider Sports Stadium, Egnew Park and Blue Raider
Softball Field), the Pines at Lindsey Wilson, Norma and Glen Hodge
Center for Discipleship, Bob and Doris Holloway Health &
Wellness Center, and Harold J. Smith Hall.
LWC students started to move into residence halls last weekend
as fall sports teams and members of the marching band began to
practice. They were followed by student leaders and residence-life
student employees. New students will move into residence halls on
Saturday, Aug. 13; upperclass residential students will return on
Monday, Aug. 15. Classes for the 2011 fall semester begin on Aug.
During their first week on campus, new students will take part
in several activities and team-building events that will introduce
them to college life.
"We have a wonderful combination of fun activities that will
acclimate them to college life mixed in with several informational
sessions that will explain their responsibilities as a college
student," said LWC Director of Student Activities Jayne Hopkins, who coordinates the college's
opening week. "We don't want new students to be overwhelmed by
their new surroundings, but we also want them to understand what it
takes to be a success in college."
This year's opening week activities includes a couple
entertainment events for all LWC students. Singer-songwriter
Trevor Davis, whose recordings have drawn attention on the West
Coast, will give a free concert at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Aug. 16,
on the Public Square. And comedian Lachlan Patterson, who has
appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, will perform at 7 p.m.
CT on Friday, Aug. 19, in V.P. Henry Auditorium. (Click here for a schedule of opening week
events and activities.)
LWC officials expect to enroll more than 2,500 total students
this school year, and more than 1,000 of them will live in college
LWC's latest residence hall will open a year after the college
opened its largest residence hall, four-story, 186-bed Harold J.
The new residence hall -- located on the eastern edge of campus
-- will house up to 156 female students in 16,100 square feet of
space. It will include 52 rooms and a resident hall director. The
cost of the one-story building is about $800,000. It has been named
Kendrick and Jerry McCandless Hall, after LWC trustee Jerry
McCandless and his wife, Kendrick, of Campbellsburg, Ky.
LWC housed a record 1,052 students in 2010-11, and more than
1,000 students are expected to live on campus during the '11-12
LWC alumna Chelsey Key of Lafayette, Tenn., has been named
director of the McCandless Hall. Key, who was a four-year member of
the LWC women's golf team, will also be working on her master's
degree in sports management and coaching at Western Kentucky
University and also serve as assistant coach to the LWC golf
"I'm really exciting about being in the new residence hall -
it's an incredible new building, and I think the students will
really enjoy living here," said Key, who graduated from LWC in May
with a bachelor's degree in biology.
The new classroom building will house LWC's baccalaureate
nursing program and nationally accredited School of Professional
Counseling. The 26,000-square-foot, two-story building, which cost
about $3 million to build, sits next to the Jim and Helen Lee
Fugitte Science Center, creating a science village on LWC's A.P.
Among the academic building's features are interactive
classrooms that will provide nursing majors with cutting-edge
technology and technological innovations that will help the
nationally accredited School of Professional Counseling work with
its more than two dozen locations in five states.
LWC students will also be greeted by a new choice of soft drinks
this school year as Coca-Cola products will be served at Roberta D.
Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, in the college's vending
machines and also at LWC intercollegiate events.
In addition to the soft drinks, Coke will also provide coolers,
cups, menu boards, and Powerade sports drink for LWC's athletic
The change affects 23 vending machines, five foundation units
and about 20 standup coolers on the A.P. White Campus. LWC servers
about 750,000 fountain dinks a year and distributes about 40,000
drinks from vending machines, according to Director of Business
Services and Director of Food Services Jeff Willis.
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