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CU Zoom Backgrounds

CU is missing you! Are you missing us too? Download these custom Zoom backgrounds to show some Phoenix Pride during your conference calls and online classes! Read More

CU’s Guide to Online School Success

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, CU has officially transitioned all of our on-ground classes online to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation of social distancing.  Even though the learning format has changed, you can still succeed and end the semester on a high note!  Here are some ways that you Read More

Cumberland University Mourns the Loss of Former University President Dr. Harvill C. Eaton

Dear Cumberland Family, It is with great sadness that I share with you that Dr. Harvill C. Eaton, 25th President of Cumberland University, passed away on March 2, 2020 after a brief illness. Arrangements are being coordinated bu the Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home in Donelson, TN. I know you all will join me in Read More

Cumberland University to Host Freedom Rider for Presentation on the Civil Rights Movement

Cumberland University will host local Freedom Rider and Civil Rights activist Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. for a Chapel Chat titled, “Freedom Riders: An Intimate Talk and Q&A with a Civil Rights Hero,” on March 16 at 12:30 p.m. in Baird Chapel. The event will be open to CU students, faculty and staff, and local Read More

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Marcia Barnes

Dr. Marcia Barnes always intended to become an educator. Growing up, she idolized her two great aunts who both had long careers as educators and were able to do so by the help of their eldest brother who worked to put them through school at Peabody College. “I commend him in knowing the importance of Read More

Cumberland Science Students Win Awards at Regional Conference

Two Cumberland students have won awards for original research presented at the Tennessee Academy of Sciences regional conference on Nov. 22 at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN.  The Tennessee Academy of Science has been providing a forum for science education and research throughout the state of Tennessee since 1912. The annual meeting gives Read More

The Final Steps to Graduation

The Final Steps to Graduation By: Lauren Gregory, ’18, ’20 Congrats soon to be graduate! You have worked hard for four years to reach this moment of great achievement! Before you cross that final finish line, aka the graduation stage, make sure that you don’t miss out on the final few important steps. First, keep Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Don Carlos Birdwell

When Don Carlos Birdwell graduated high school, his father gave him two options: he could buy the farm next to theirs and he could farm tobacco or he would send Don to college. “I knew there must have been a better sight than the rear-end of a mule, so I chose college,” said Birdwell. He Read More

The Gift of Music

In 2017, Cumberland announced the addition of a glorious pipe organ to Baird Chapel. The university chose to name pipe organ in memory of a dearly beloved music faculty, Dr. H. Bert Coble, because of his significant contributions to the Cumberland music program and the countless lives he touched during his sixteen years on campus.  Read More

PA Talk: Fun Things to do in Lebanon

Fun Things to do in Lebanon By: Grant Pody No matter where you live, people constantly complain about there being nothing to do. However, these people simply do not put in the effort to find out what is going on, because where there are people, there is life! In Lebanon, there are a ton of Read More