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Cumberland to Create First Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing in Tennessee

Cumberland University announced today that it has created a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing that will be available to students beginning Fall 2019. The program is the first of its kind in Tennessee and will be housed in the School of Humanities, Education and the Arts. This addition comes from a growing interest in Read More

Faculty Spotlight: John Markert

If you were a student at Cumberland University over the past 30 years, chances are you have attended at least one of Associate Professor Dr. John Markert’s sociology courses. Dr. Markert assumed his current position at Cumberland in 1989. Throughout his career, he’s taught courses and conducted research focusing on media sociology. While he didn’t Read More

Cumberland Inducts 63 Students into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Cumberland University recently inducted 63 students into its national chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. Alpha Lambda Delta recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year university students. The Cumberland chapter was founded in 1988. Once inducted, these students are lifetime members and are eligible for scholarships and numerous leadership opportunities. These students will Read More

Alumni Spotlight: AC Agee

For Cumberland University alum AC Agee, no two days at work are alike. As Assistant District Attorney in the 20th Judicial District of Tennessee, Agee works in Division 5 of Davidson County’s criminal court. A typical work day for Agee may include getting to court early in the morning and prosecuting cases until mid-afternoon. When Read More

Cumberland University Greek Life Grows

Cumberland University Greek Life is growing with the addition of a new fraternity on campus and an increase in the number of students being inducted into the academic Greek honor society, Gamma Sigma Alpha. In March, Greek Life added the Kappa Alpha Psi – Xi Nu colony to campus  as the fifth fraternity available for Read More

Criminal Justice Program Director to Become CEO of End Slavery Tennessee

Former Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent, Suzann Lafferty to become new Criminal Justice Program Director Cumberland University announced today that Criminal Justice Program Director and Cumberland alumni, Marjorie Quin, will become the new CEO of End Slavery Tennessee. Suzann Lafferty, a 17-year veteran of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, will take over as program director. Read More

Cumberland University Students Greatly Exceed Statewide Tennessee Promise Retention, Degree Completion Rates

UTK STUDY: Historic private university going “above and beyond” to provide student access Tennessee Promise students are beating the state average for degree completions at historic Cumberland University, which has been able to diversify its student body and provide significant college access to low income students through the program. A University of Tennessee’s Postsecondary Education Read More

Cumberland University Phoenix Ball Announces The Pavilion Senior Living as Presenting Sponsor

Cumberland University and the Phoenix Ball Committee are pleased to announce Pavilion Senior Living as the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Phoenix Ball. The 36th Annual Phoenix Ball will be held on campus on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The annual ball is the university’s largest fundraising event and proceeds help provide scholarships to current Cumberland Read More

5 Q&As: The Importance of a Liberal Arts Education

Cumberland University’s curriculum intersects traditional liberal arts values with modern practical approaches. Find out more about the liberal arts curriculum at CU: 1. What kind of coursework is included in liberal arts curriculum? Coursework associated with liberal arts curriculum is designed to provide students a well-round background in a variety of subjects ranging from the Read More

“The Good Doctor” Screenwriter to Present on Campus

Lloyd Gilyard, Jr., screenwriter for the hit ABC series “The Good Doctor,” will give a presentation March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Heydel Fine Arts Center on the Cumberland University campus. Gilyard’s will speak on his career, his creative process, and what it entails to be a writer for a large network. The presentation will Read More