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A.P. White Campus

Lindsey Wilson's A.P. White Campus is located on more than 200 partially wooded acres on a hilltop in Columbia, which is in the Kentucky Heartland - a region synonymous with outdoor recreation, camping, boating and hiking. The LWC A.P. White Campus is near several major Kentucky tourist attractions: Lake Cumberland, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world; Mammoth Cave, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; Green River Lake and Reservoir; and Cumberland Falls, Kentucky's highest waterfall and the only spot in the Western Hemisphere that produces a "moonbow." 

Columbia, the county seat of Adair County, has a population of about 4,500. Adair County's primary industries are agriculture and light manufacturing. Columbia offers students a variety of shops, restaurants and churches within walking distance from campus. It also provides an appealing small-town charm, yet is only a one-hour drive from Bowling Green, Ky.; a two-hour drive from Louisville or Lexington, Ky.; or a two-hour drive from Nashville, Tenn. 

Lindsey Wilson has completed major renovations to more than 25 buildings on the A.P. White Campus in the last 20 years - the result of one of the most aggressive and ambitious building programs in Kentucky higher education. 

Highlights of Lindsey Wilson's Building Program:

  • V.P. Henry Auditorium, a 325-seat theater housed in the rear of the L.R. McDonald Administration Building, underwent a $125,000 renovation during summer 2012.
  • The Dr. Robert & Carol Goodin Nursing & Counseling Center - a 27,100-square-foot, two-story building that is home to the College's Nursing program and School of Professional Counseling - opened in fall 2011.
  • The Jerry & Kendrick McCandless Hall, a 156-bed residence hall, also opened in fall 2011.
  • The 186-bed, four-story Harold J. Smith Hall opened in fall 2010.
  • The six-court Henry Baughman Tennis Complex opened in fall 2010.
  • Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center:  Opened in February 2010, this 73,223-square-foot health and wellness center provides myriad opportunities for students, faculty and staff to lead healthy lives. The Holloway Health & Wellness Center includes: an aerobic and dance studio; cardiovascular equipment area; racquetball court; machine- and free-weights room; three basketball/volleyball courts; eight-lane indoor swimming pool; recreational pool with volleyball and basketball areas; 40-person capacity hot tub; walking track; and multipurpose room.  It is home to the LWC wrestling and swimming teams.
  • A new Plant Operations Building that houses the physical plant division of Lindsey Wilson College was completed in 2010.
  • The Blue Raider Band Building, home of the College band, was opened in fall 2009.
  • The Pines at Lindsey Wilson was acquired in February 2009. An 18-hole golf course located less than five miles from the A.P. White Campus, the Pines at Lindsey Wilson is open to members. William T's, the restaurant at the Pines at Lindsey Wilson, serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch and is open to the general public; it also may be used as a conference and meeting building.
  • The Lindsey Wilson Scottsville Campus, which was founded in 1992, was renovated in 2009.
  • Lindsey Wilson Sports Park was opened in fall 2009.  The park features Egnew Park, home to LWC baseball; Blue Raider Field, home to LWC softball; and Blue Raider Stadium, home to LWC football and track & field.
  • The Jim & Helen Lee Fugitte Science Center, a three-story, 42,000-square-foot building that houses the College's mathematics and science programs, was opened for the 2006-07 academic year. The Fugitte Science Center includes laboratories, smart classrooms, and a greenhouse.
  • The T.D. & Rowena Everett Center, renovated in 2007, houses the Academic Success Center and Freshman Advising offices.
  • The Sumner Campus Ministry Center and The Norma & Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship: Opened in 2005, the one-story, 3,000-square-foot building serves as a gathering place for the campus's myriad of spiritual life groups and activities, and it also includes classrooms, faculty offices and a small library. The Hodge Center, opened in 2009, offers a 3,000-square foot worship space that is also used for meetings and production of campus plays.
  • The Holloway Building, which houses the Katie Murrell Library, was opened in 1986. A 10,000 square foot addition that nearly doubled the size was completed in 2002. The Katie Murrell Library houses a locally owned collection of 59,000 books and audiovisual titles. A growing virtual library provides access to another 79,000 ebooks, 1,400 streaming video titles, 28,000 streaming musical recordings, and 28,000 government documents through the federal depository collection. Users may also access to numerous other online resources with literary information and reference materials. The Katie Murrell Library provides interlibrary loan access to more than 100 million titles in libraries around the nation. The library offers a variety of study spaces for groups and individuals and access to 46 internet connected computers as well as printers, scanners, and other AV technology.  
  • A campus quadrangle, which includes a 150-seat amphitheatre and park area, was completed during the 2002-03 academic year.
  • Richardson Hall was opened in August 2001. The 154-bed residence hall offers students an apartment-style setting while maintaining the atmosphere and community of a residence hall.
  • The Walter S. Reuling Stadium opened in 1998. The European-style soccer field is the premier soccer park in Kentucky and is home of the Lindsey Wilson men's and women's soccer teams. The men's soccer team is eight-time NAIA National Men's Soccer Champions (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2011), and the women's soccer team won the NAIA national title in 2004 and 2006.
  • The John B. Begley Chapel opened in 1997. The $2 million structure was designed by world-renowned architect E. Fay Jones, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright and a recipient of the American Institute of Architects prestigious Gold Medal. The Begley Chapel is a center for contemplation, services and related programs.
  • The renovated W. W. Slider Humanities Center re-opened in 1996. The center houses a recital hall, visual arts gallery, classrooms, faculty offices and art studios. It is also the home of the College's regional cultural affairs series. 
  • The Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference Center was opened in 1993. In addition to serving Lindsey Wilson students, faculty, and staff, the regional center is utilized by thousands of citizens and groups throughout South Central Kentucky.
  • A major addition to the Cralle Student Union Building was added in 1987; a 3,800-square-foot wing was added to the building in 2000.
  • The J. L. Turner Leadership Center was opened in 1987. It houses the Business/Computer Information Systems Division, classrooms, a computer laboratory and a conference center.
  • Biggers Sports Center, which seats 1,500, was added to the campus in 1984. It is the home of the Blue Raiders men's and women's basketball teams and also the women's volleyball team.


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