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Sept. 12, 2007
For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TO HOST ALUMNUS STEVEN SKAGGS IN CHAPEL/CONVOCATION

By Bridgette Sallee, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University will host Steven Skaggs, minister of music at Immanuel Baptist Church in Paducah, as the guest speaker for chapel/convocation Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. at Ransdell Chapel.

Chapel/convocation is free and open to the public.

Skaggs will be discussing “Celebrating Diversity in Worship through the Creative Use of Music.” He said he will use a variety of music styles and will blend different generations in music.

He plans to find non-conventional ways to use the musical gifts everyone has on hand, will use songs written and arranged by him, show a photo slide show and use scripture in the songs and between the songs.

Skaggs received his bachelor of music in church music from Campbellsville University in 1990, and his master of arts in church music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1994.

Skaggs also attended Morehead State University, and he is a 1971 graduate of LaRue County High School.

Skaggs has served as an officer for both the Kentucky Baptist Music Conference and the Kentucky Baptist Men’s Chorale since 2002.

He is also a member of the Baptist Church Music Conference, the American Choral Directors Association and the Chorister’s Guild.

He is married to Shirley Elliott Skaggs and they have a son, Matthew Joel, and live in Paducah. He is the son of the late Joel and Elizabeth Skaggs, formerly of LaRue County.

Chapel/convocation is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through of a variety of informative speakers and presentations.

All chapel/convocations are open to the public free of charge.

For information, call the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227.

For information on chapel/convocation, contact the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227 or jstansbury@campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2007 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalureate Collges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.