Bellarmine has record class; Spalding offers new degree

Bellarmine University classes commenced Aug. 22 with a record-setting freshman class. The school welcomed 685 freshman, 39 percent of whom came from outside Kentucky, including 23 other states and two other countries.

The freshmen will take part in service projects around the Louisville community on Aug. 24.

Spalding University is beginning the new school year by launching a new bachelor’s degree — an interdisciplinary degree in liberal studies.

Students in this program will focus on two disciplines from Spalding’s School of Liberal Studies, which offers art, creative writing, English, philosophy, psychology, religious studies, anthropology and history.

Patricia Dillon, chair of Spalding’s school of liberal studies, said in a news release, “Research predicts graduates will change their careers five times in the next twenty years. The new interdisciplinary liberal studies major provides students with critical thinking, writing and communication skills to succeed in today’s rapidly changing and unpredictable marketplace.”

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