Cumberland University


CU hosts research colloquium


Hundreds gathered on campus Wednesday to be a part of Cumberland University’s third annual Research Colloquium.

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The colloquium was designed to encourage research and scholarship allowing scholars, faculty, staff, students, and community members to share and discuss their research and topics of personal interest. The entire day was devoted to learning about topics including sports medicine, the ability of dogs to predict when babies are born, sex trafficking, medicinal uses of honey bee products, and many more. Students packed the gym to see fellow students’ poster presentations.

Among the nearly 100 presenters was former Cumberland University President and U.S. Congressman Bob Clement. He discussed the national political scene and discussed his latest book Presidents, Kings, & Convicts: My Journey from the Tennessee Governor's Residence to the Halls of Congress. Also presenting was CU alumnus and host of Penalty Box Radio Justin Bradford. He presented about how to effectively communicate messages through social media.

Paul Brock BandThe world-renowned Paul Brock Band from Ireland presented on Irish music and culture. Attendees were treated to a mini-concert and even Irish dancing by Dave Curley. The band will perform a free concert tonight in Baird Chapel at 7 p.m. Their visit and concert is sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Cumberland University Fine Arts Council.

Cumberland University has one of the longest, richest histories of any higher education institution in the state. Founded in 1842, the University flourishes today with exceptional faculty and fully-accredited academic programs steeped in the liberal arts, including three distinct schools: the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions; the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts; and the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business. Athletics also are a strength of Cumberland University, as its teams in 28 sports regularly compete for conference and national championships. Coach Woody Hunt’s baseball teams has claimed the NAIA national championship title three times since 2004.