New video celebrates Bellarmine's history on university's 68th birthday

October 3, 2018

On the 68th anniversary of its founding, Bellarmine University has released a video highlighting key moments from the university's history.

The 18-minute video draws material from "In Veritatis Amore," a book about Bellarmine's history published late last year by the Rev. Clyde Crews. Crews is a 1966 Bellarmine graduate and longtime theology professor who now serves as the university's historian. 

Crews said the book and companion video seek to “evoke the values and ethos that make Bellarmine, to so many of its 24,000 alums, a singular home.”

Crews' book is available for purchase online or in Bellarmine's bookstore.

The video features music by jazz pianist Steve Crews - the author's brother - and narration by Rondah Kinchlow, multimedia communications director at Bellarmine. It was produced by Kathryn Combs, a design and video specialist at Bellarmine.

Bellarmine College opened as a men's college on October 3, 1950, under the sponsorship of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville. It merged with Ursuline College, a Catholic college for women established by the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, in 1968. In 2000, the college's name became Bellarmine University, reflecting the growth of its graduate and doctoral programs.

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