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Campbell University grows towards the future
Campbell University
September 08, 2010
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Campbell University grows towards the future

Campbell University grows towards the future
Campbell University
September 08, 2010

(EDITOR’S NOTE — Each North

Carolina Baptist college was invited to submit an article for a feature package

in the Sept. 11 issue of the Biblical Recorder. Scroll to bottom to find links

to all the stories.)

The 2010-2011 academic year

is sure to be an exciting time at Campbell University. Over the last

couple of years, the signs of growth and change have been evident on the Buies

Creek campus. And this school year is no exception.

The fall semester officially

began Sept. 8, as new pharmacy students received their white coats, taking

their first steps toward a career in the health care profession. The following

week, approximately 2900 undergraduates and an additional 1,500 graduate

students began classes on the Buies Creek campus, RTP campus and the newest Law

School facility in Raleigh.

Returning students got their

first glimpse of the new library facilities on main campus. Library staff and

contract workers spent months moving the University’s resources from the Carrie

Rich Memorial building to Wiggins Hall, former home to the Norman Adrian

Wiggins School of Law. The move allowed for the newly renamed Wiggins

Memorial Library to gain nearly 90 percent additional study, classroom and

archive space.

Campbell University photo

A new residence hall at Campbell University shows signs of growth.

Other new additions include

a residence hall constructed on the North Campus. The 75-room, 48,000

square-foot dormitory located just behind Powell Hall near the Leslie Campbell

Hall of Science building, has a student capacity of 147. Crews also made

extensive renovations to several existing residence halls. Significant

landscaping and signage changes are also evident around campus.

This fall, students also

have the ability to study in a newly renovated Natural Science Lab Building.

The structure contains four large labs — two for life science, such as

environmental science, and two for physical sciences, including

physics. The new physical science labs feature all new equipment while

former lab space in the Leslie Campbell Science Hall will be used for upper

level research programs. The Natural Science Lab Building also includes

offices and a light corridor, increasing the flow of natural light, reducing electrical

costs and providing faculty and students with a place to congregate.

Several new academic

programs were also instituted this fall, including undergraduate majors in

marketing, healthcare management and special education. The Divinity School

added a Master of Divinity with Church Music concentration, while the College

of Arts & Sciences added concentrations in healthcare communication and

homeland security.

The university has also

begun construction on a television studio for lab use by the Communication Studies

program.

The College of Pharmacy

& Health Sciences will welcome the first class for the Master of Physician

Assistant Practice program in the fall of 2011. Initially, the PA program will

be housed in the Carrie Rich Memorial Building.

Building upon the tradition

of providing quality health care, the Campbell University Board of Trustees

voted on Aug. 4 to authorize a feasibility study to consider the establishment

of a seventh school: a College of Osteopathic Medicine, beginning with a

charter class in August 2013. The trustees approved funding for the

employment of a dean, consultants, architectural planning, and the necessary

resources to conduct the feasibility study. A decision is expected no later

than May 2011.

Returning students are able

to participate in a wide array of student life and campus ministry

opportunities at Campbell.

Over the summer, the Campus

Minister’s office launched a Community Garden initiative, providing students,

faculty and staff the chance to partner with local volunteers to prepare,

maintain and harvest crops for local residents in need. More than 30 clubs and

organizations are also available for students to participate.

Through the vision of

President Jerry M. Wallace, Campbell University is continually striving to provide

a learning environment that will meet the physical, social, spiritual and

academic needs of our students and prepare them for the future.

Campbell University

Location — Buies Creek

Founding date — 1887

Enrollment in fall 2010 —

Main campus & Law: Approx. 2,900 undergraduate, 1,500 graduate.

Schools — Lundy-Fetterman

School of Business, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, School of Education,

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences,

Divinity School

President — Jerry M. Wallace

(2003-present)

Prospective student contact

info — (800) 334-4111, ext. 1290

www.campbell.edu

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