Lindsey Wilson College
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|Lindsey Wilson College|
|Motto||Every Student, Every Day|
|Type||Private, 4 year|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist Church|
|Chancellor||John B. Begley|
|President||William T. Luckey Jr.|
|Location||Columbia, Kentucky, USA|
|Colors||Blue █ and White █|
|Mascot||Blue Raider Bob|
Lindsey Wilson College is a private four-year college affiliated with the United Methodist Church in an open ecumenical atmosphere. The 200 acre campus is located in Columbia, Kentucky. The school currently offers associate degrees in 10 areas of study, bachelor degrees in 26 areas of study with Minors in 20 areas, and master's degrees in counseling and human development, Christian Ministries, and Education. Lindsey Wilson also sponsors athletic teams which compete in the Mid-South Conference of the NAIA.
Lindsey Wilson College was founded in January 1903 in affiliation with the southern division of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Named after the late stepson of Catherine Wilson, the college was originally called Lindsey Wilson Training School, educating grades one through twelve in a grade school on campus. Instruction focused on preparing young people of the area for coursework at Vanderbilt University and training students to become educators.
In 1923, the college expanded its curriculum to offer a two-year liberal arts program, and was given its present name of Lindsey Wilson College. In 1951, Lindsey Wilson received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The training school remained on campus until 1979.
In 1986, Lindsey Wilson became a four-year liberal arts college. The bachelor's degree was the highest degree attainable at the college until the mid-1990s when Master's programs in Counseling and Human Development and Education Curriculum and Instruction were added to the curriculum.
Among the first buildings on campus were the current L.R. McDonald Administration Building (funded in part by Catherine Wilson) and Phillip's Hall (funded by Mrs. James Phillips and Mrs. Kizzie Russell). Many photographs can be found at in the Katie Murrell Library on campus that depict the early years of the institution. The newest building in campus Fugitte Science building, a state-of-the-art building that houses both the Science Department and Mathematics Department. The Fugitte building was completed in the fall of 2007 and is equipped with the latest education technology.
Among the former administrators at LWC is the retired Methodist clergyman and former State Senator Doug Moseley. A former trustee was Robert L. Miller, the mayor of Campbellsville from 1966 to 1998. The historian Betty Jane Gorin-Smith, before her retirement from education, taught occasional courses at Lindsey Wilson College.
Among the first buildings on campus were the current L.R. McDonald Administration Building (funded in part by Catherine Wilson) and Phillips Hall (funded by Mrs. James Phillips and Mrs. Kizzie Russell).
The John B. Begley Chapel was designed by E. Fay Jones, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. The two vertical cylindrical parts were inspired by rural farm storage silos. Gothic, Romanesque and Byzantine designs are found throughout the Begley Chapel. The chapel was named in honor of the college's chancellor who served as the college's sixth president, from 1977 to 1997.
The Katie Murrell Library is a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) facility in the Holloway Building. A renovated and enlarged building was dedicated in 2002. As of December 2006, it had over 52,000 volumes; access to 106,000+ electronic titles; over 17,500 journal and magazine subscriptions in hard copy, microfilm and online formats; over 380,000 government documents and publications; and 44 Internet-accessible computers, Internet jacks, and a wireless network.
The Roberta D. Cranmer Dining Center is the dining hall for the students of Lindsey Wilson College and is also open to the public. The dining center has many meeting and conference rooms available to accommodate community organizations. The dining center offers three meals a day Monday through Friday and two meals offered on Saturday and Sunday. There is a variety of food that is served on eight different bars: the salad bar, fruit bar, the grill, main bar, pasta bar, breakfast bar, dessert section, and a special bar that includes ethnic food from different cultures. Papa John's is located in the Student Union Building (SUB), which is centrally located on campus.
In April 2008, A wellness and fitness center was approved, along with a football team, Wrestling team, and marching band. A football field, baseball and softball complex will be built on the property owned by the college located on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. The first football game is scheduled for September, 2010. The Holloway Health and Wellness Center is now opened every day of the week.
A Nursing and Counseling building was built and opened in 2010 to house the new Nursing program. A Psychophysiology major was also added in 2010
Tuition at Lindsey Wilson College for the 2012-2013 school year, for 12–18 credit hours is 10,500 per semester. There is an activity fee of $70 a semester which included your ID card, campus activities, regular season athletic events, and Raider View. There is also a technology fee of $45 a semester or $90 a year, room and board of $1,519 for a double occupancy or $3,038 for a single occupancy. The current President has stated that tuition can be expected to increase over the next several years. 95% of the students at Lindsey Wilson College receive financial aid. There are four main types of financial aid that is offered at Lindsey Wilson College. They include grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.
Lindsey Wilson College's campus ministries are a vital part of campus life. Every student, regardless of his major, is welcomed to be involved in campus ministries.
Some scheduled activities include:
- The Way: a contemporary worship service that offers a unique way to interact with the local community;
- The Truth: a brief chapel service;
- The Life: a contemporary, student-led worship service, and
- Discipleship: The Discipleship wing of campus ministries is a relatively new ministry, and currently targets incoming freshmen, helping them with the transition to college life. One ministry divides freshmen into co-ed groups of 10-15, called "Freshmen Family Groups", and meet once a week for fellowship.
- The Missions Study is conducted much like a Bible study in which various areas of the worldwide mission field are studied each week. In the past, this group has conducted a clothes drive benefiting the Mountain Methodist Mission, as well as collecting money for Samaritan's Purse.
- The Small Group Ministry provides fellowship and Bible study for both co-ed and gender-specific groups.
- Awakening is a ministry team that travels to local churches, conducting the service, and is made up of creative arts, drama and worship teams. This team seeks to "wake up" the Body of Christ. Awakening members go on a mission trips during Lindsey Wilson's annual Fall Break and have traveled to places such as China, New Mexico, Iowa, Boston, Kansas City, and Romania.
Rev. Troy Elmore is the current chaplain and leader of the Christian Ministry at LWC. Assistant chaplains include Carol Weddle, Emily Talbot, Laura Wesson, Jamie Salyers and Daniel Moody. Dr. Terry Swan is the dean of the Chapel.
Lindsey Wilson College teams are known as the Blue Raiders. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Mid-South Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field and wrestling; women's sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball; while cheerleading, dance, and cycling compete as co-ed sports.
The men's soccer team won the NAIA championship in 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2011. The women's soccer team won the 2004, 2006, and 2012 NAIA championship titles. The cycling team won the 2000 and 2001 National Cyclocross Championships, and have accumulated 9 individual national championships. They have recently added swimming/diving and wrestling for fall 2009. The Blue Raiders will also field a football team in 2010. On Wednesday February 3, 2010 the Lindsey Wilson College football program added 26 young men to its first team in 75 years. Lindsey Wilson College has not had a football program since the end of the 1935 season. The new team opened their season on September 4, 2010 as they played Notre Dame College (Ohio) at the Blue Raiders' new stadium. Notre Dame defeated Lindsey Wilson in their first game with a score of 14-10. The Blue Raiders closed their football season with an overall record of 5-6. In their 2011 season, the Lindsey Wilson College football team had a record of 7-3. The Lindsey Wilson College football team concluded its 2012 season with a record of 3-8. The wrestling team finished second in the Mid-South Conference championship in the 2012 season.
Lindsey Wilson College has not had a football program since the end of the 1935 season. The new team opened their season on September 4, 2010 as they played Notre Dame College (Ohio) at the Blue Raiders' new stadium. Notre Dame defeated Lindsey Wilson in their first game with a score of 14-10. The Blue Raiders closed their football season with an overall record of 5-6. In their 2011 season, the Lindsey Wilson College football team had a record of 7-3. The Lindsey Wilson College football team concluded its 2012 season with a record of 3-8.
The wrestling team finished second in the Mid-South Conference championship in the 2012 season. In the 2012-2013 wrestling season the whole team won their ticket to the NAIA national tournament. This was made possible by 10 top-four finishers. Three individuals from the team won automatic berths into the tournament. These individuals are Joseph Stephens from weight class 184, Jacob Bradford from weight class 197, and James Haywood from wrestling class 165.
Lindsey Wilson College also offers a variety of intramural sports which allow students to learn communication skills, improve self-esteem, clarify values, explore career choices, develop leadership, practice healthy behaviors, and appreciate diversity. The Lindsey Wilson intramural sports are all organized on http://www.imleagues.com. 
For the first time ever the Lindsey Wilson Dance team competed at the NAIA East Regional Dance Championships and won their way to compete at the NAIA Invitational. Two of the dancers earned All-American bids during their performance. The coach of the dance team is Damon Hicks. He is the cheer coach as well. Hicks is a certified coach by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches & Administrators (AACCA) and is a certified tumbling coach by the United States Tumbling Association (USTA) and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). 
In the 2012-2013 season, the basketball team reached the highest ranking in team history at number 3, won the regular season conference title, and hoisted a 26-4 record.
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