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Faculty Spotlight: Matthew Espenshade

Teaching has always run through Matthew Espenshade’s blood. Growing up with an educator as a father ensured this. “Anytime we were out in public, we were always swarmed by his former students telling us that he was the best teacher they ever had,” said Espenshade. “He has lived his entire life saying, ‘Life is about Read More

Making The Most Of Your Summer Internship

As the summer winds down, summer internships are wrapping up. Before your opportunity concludes, make sure to leave a lasting impression with employers. Check out these tips to make the most of your summer internship: 1. Ask questions. While internships are professional opportunities, you’re still a student, and there is no better way to learn Read More

10 Things To Do The Summer Before College

10 Things To Do The Summer Before College 1. Design Your Dorm This will be your home for at least the next nine months – make it your own! Plan your ideas ahead of time and shop over the summer in order to be prepared for Move-In Day. Check out our website for room dimensions Read More

CU International Student Organization To Host Diversity and Cultural Fair

The Cumberland University International Student Organization will host a Diversity and Cultural Fair from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on April 11 in Baird Chapel. The event will consist of Pastor Darrin Reynolds opening the fair with a short speech regarding the importance of acceptance and building community. Attendees will be able to interact with Read More

Staff Spotlight: Shelby Shelton

With the return of the Phoenix Marching Band last fall, Band Director Wayne Ray isn’t just recruiting prospective students. This semester, he’s added Assistant Band Director Shelby Shelton to the group. As the Assistant Director for the Phoenix Marching Band, Shelton’s focus is to assist Ray with rehearsals, performances and writing music – specifically for Read More

Student Spotlight: Eryca Henry

Getting real-world experience is a surefire way for students to capitalize on what they’ve learned in the classroom. Just ask senior accounting major Eryca Henry, who spent last summer interning in the accounting department with the indirect tax team at Cracker Barrel headquarters. She was selected out of 300 applicants to spend two months of Read More

Cumberland University and the Tyler McChurch Memorial Foundation to Award Scholarships to Wilson County High School Graduates

Cumberland University and the Tyler McChurch Memorial Foundation announced today plans to award up to $20,000 in scholarships to students attending Cumberland University. The scholarships will be awarded by the Tyler McChurch Memorial Foundation, a restricted fund at Cumberland, to Wilson County high school graduates attending Cumberland in the 2019-2020 academic year. Proceeds from the Read More

Six CU Alumni Named Wilson County Teacher of the Year Nominees

Wilson County Motors and CedarStone Bank announced the 21st Annual Wilson County Teacher of the Year nominees – among them are six Cumberland University alumni: Elysia Stover, Coles Ferry Elementary: Stover received her undergraduate degree at Cumberland in Elementary Education Traditional Student Teaching. Brooke Carr, Springdale Elementary: Carr was on the graduate alternative path and Read More

5 Things Students Should Do During Their Last Semester

Between working on upper-level coursework and preparing for your next steps, the final semester of college can go by fast! Don’t forget to enjoy all of the great things about being on campus. Here are five things you should do in your last semester: 1. Visit your favorite places on and off campus. You’ve made Read More

The Tennessee Promise at Cumberland University

What is the Tennessee Promise Program? Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students that attend college throughout Tennessee. While removing the financial burden is key, a critical component of Tennessee Promise is the individual guidance each participant will receive from a mentor who will assist the Read More