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March 2, 2009

For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TO HOST AUTHOR FOR WELLNESS CONFERENCE MARCH 7

By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Campbellsville University will host author MeMe Perdue of Eddyville, Ky., as speaker for a Wellness Conference Saturday, March 7.

The conference will be in Ransdell Chapel from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. At the conference, there will be door prizes, taste tests and free health screenings.

           

Perdue is the program director of the Pennyrile Allied Community Services Nutritional Outreach and Wholeness Program (PACS NOW), a nutritional education program that serves every Kentucky county, including all age groups.

           

Perdue has served as a certified personal trainer and has also authored a book titled In His Image, a nutrition and physical activity program grounded in scripture to call God’s church to a healthy lifestyle. As a personal trainer, Perdue has worked with hundreds of women across four states helping them build plans for a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families.

           

Perdue is a member of First Baptist Church of Eddyville. Her husband, Tim, serves as pastor of the church. The couple has three children, Aaron, Timmy and Jana.

           

The conference is sponsored by CU’s Baptist Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Joan Stansbury at jstansbury@campbellsville.edu or (270) 789-5227.

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 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S. News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.