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Cumberland University Announces an All Virtual Seventh Annual Research Colloquium

Cumberland University will host its seventh annual research Colloquium on Monday, Nov. 2 virtually on the official Cumberland website.  Presentations will be made on a variety of topics, both research and interest-based, from students and faculty. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, presentations will be featured online in video and poster format instead of in-person like in Read More

Middle Tennessee Foundation Pledges a Matching Gift of $38K Toward Dr. H. Bert Coble Memorial Instrument Endowment

A Middle Tennessee Foundation pledges a matching challenge of $38,777 to Cumberland University for the  Dr. H. Bert Coble Memorial Instrument Maintenance Endowment Fund. This challenge gift is to encourage the community to financially support  the goal of $120,000  to cover the annual expenses to care and maintain the cherished pipe organ and additional instruments.   Read More

Cumberland University to Host Lebanon Mayoral Debate

Cumberland University announced today that it will host a debate among the four declared candidates running for Mayor of Lebanon on Oct. 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in Baird Chapel. The four declared candidates are the current mayor Mr. Bernie Ash, Mr. Rick Bell, Mr. Rob Cesternino and Mr. John DeMoor. The two moderators for Read More

Cumberland Revises Spring 2021 Academic Calendar, Creates Winter Term

Cumberland University announced today that as a precaution to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university will alter the academic calendar for the Spring 2021 semester.  The Spring 2021 semester will start on Monday, Jan. 25, and will end as originally scheduled on Friday, May 7. This schedule does not include a spring break to prevent Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Karlie Cunha

Karlie graduated from CU in 2018 with her Bachelor of Fine Arts and in 2020 with her Masters of Business Administration. Karlie is the small business owner and art instructor at Wild Colors Creative Design Studio in Lebanon, Tenn. What were you involved in at CU?  The Art Program and Best Buddies It takes a Read More

Cumberland Community Marches for Racial Justice

Over one hundred Cumberland University students, faculty and staff joined in on a student-led march for justice on Thurs., Sept. 24. The Anti-Racial Movement (ARM) march was organized by student athletes Jimmy Turner, Brandon Taylor and Tamim Aldarawcheh. The goal of the Anti-Racial Movement is to include everyone in the fight to eradicate racism in Read More

Cumberland Launches Student Mentoring Program

Cumberland University announces the launch of a new mentoring program established by the Office of Career Services and Internships and the Office of Advancement and Alumni.  The purpose of the program is to foster meaningful relationships between Cumberland students and Cumberland alumni and other community members and to help students prepare for success upon graduation. Read More

Cumberland Announces Another Year of Record Enrollment Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Cumberland University announced today its largest enrollment in the school’s 179-year history, with 2,704 students this fall, an increase of 6% from fall 2019.  Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Cumberland continues to attract capable students and surpass previous enrollment numbers. This year’s total enrollment represents a 74% increase in total enrollment since 2015. As many Read More

Cumberland University Nursing NCLEX Scores Climb for the Second Year in a Row

Cumberland University’s Jennette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions’s undergraduate nursing program’s National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate increased to 96.43 percent for the 2020 nursing graduating class.  This is the second consecutive year that NCLEX scores increased, jumping from 93 percent in 2019 and 82 percent in 2018. In the past Read More

Cumberland University Alumni Association Announces the 1842 Society

The Cumberland University Alumni Association announced “The 1842 Society,” a new giving society for alumni.  The society is named for the founding year of Cumberland University, 1842. The 1842 Society will help raise funds to support programs, services and resources for alumni and students. The purpose of the society is to strengthen the alumni association Read More