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Cumberland University Announces Another Year of Record Enrollment

Lebanon, Tenn. – Cumberland University President Paul C. Stumb announced today the largest enrollment in Cumberland University’s 177-year history. Cumberland welcomed 2,405 students to campus this fall, which represents a 62 percent increase in enrollment since 2013. In addition to having the largest enrollment in the school’s history, Cumberland also welcomed the largest freshman class, Read More

9/11 First Responder to Speak on Cumberland Campus

Lebanon, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Cumberland University College Republicans (CUCR) announced they will host speaker Ken Kackley, a first responder at the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, in Baird Chapel at 6 p.m. Sept. 10. Kackley, who has been a Lebanon-native since 2003, was a first responder for 27 years Read More

Ellis honored with court naming at Cumberland

Cumberland University honored former men’s basketball coach Cliff Ellis on Friday, making the court at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena in his honor. Ellis spoke for nearly 15 minutes, thanking former players and assistant coaches during his 43 years as a head coach at Cumberland, South Alabama, Clemson, Auburn and currently Coastal Carolina. “There are three Read More

World-Renowned Artist to Hold Lecture on Cumberland Campus

World-renowned portrait painter Maestro Igor Babailov will lead a lecture on Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. in Vise Library at Cumberland University. Deemed Living Master by his contemporaries, Babailov is an advocate for timeless values in the academic tradition of portrait painting. He is the recipient of many national and international awards and honors. Babailov is Read More

Sixth Annual Notes for Nurses Fundraiser One Month Away

Lebanon, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced today that the sixth annual Notes for Nurses fundraiser is exactly one month away and tickets and tables are still available. The fundraiser supports Cumberland University’s Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions and will be held Saturday, September 29 at the Wilson County Expo Center. The proceeds of this Read More

Marsha Blackburn agrees to debate Phil Bredesen on Sept. 25 at Cumberland University

Meanwhile, the Blackburn campaign declined an invitation to a Sept. 13 Rhodes College debate but says it is in discussions for others. The Bredesen campaign agreed to four debates. “I appreciate the hard work of the event’s organizers and volunteers. I look forward to a substantive discussion about the future of our state and our Read More

Cumberland kicks-off 177th academic year with Convocation

Cumberland University’s 177th convocation ceremony took place on Wednesday in the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena. Members of the board of trust, students, faculty, staff and community members gathered to officially kick off the 2018-2019 academic year. Dr. Joy Kimbrell, former Interim Dean of the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions and current Associate Professor of Read More

Cumberland naming basketball court for former coach Cliff Ellis

7/18/2018 The playing surface in the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena will be named in honor of former Cumberland and long-time Division I men’s basketball coach Cliff Ellis on August 17 in a ceremony on campus, as announced this week by Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan. The event will take place Friday, Aug. 17 Read More

Cumberland University receives grant

7/17/2018 Cumberland University received a grant for $143,657 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Papers of Martin Van Buren (PMVB) project. The funds will support the creation of the digital version of the Van Buren papers, which will make accessible approximately 13,000 documents belonging to the eighth president. Cumberland University Read More

Papers of Martin Van Buren Project Publishes First Series

7/3/2018 The Papers of Martin Van Buren project at Cumberland University recently published its first series of 634 documents. These documents, which encompass the period of 1 January 1825-3 March 1829, witnessed the conclusion of Van Buren’s career in the U.S. Senate, his brief gubernatorial tenure in New York, and his appointment as Andrew Jackson’s Read More