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5 Tips For Finals Week

There are many exciting events happening at the end of the school year. Between applying for internships, preparing summer plans and finishing up school assignments, studying for finals can seem like an impossible task. Here are five tips to ensure a successful finals week: 1. Get Plenty of Sleep Late night cram sessions will not Read More

Cumberland to Celebrate Largest Graduating Class in its 177-Year History

Cumberland University announced today that it will graduate the largest class in school history in a commencement ceremony scheduled for May 4, 2019. The 2018-2019 academic year that began with the school’s largest total enrollment, will also conclude with a milestone achievement. Cumberland’s May commencement ceremony will honor 594 total graduates. “I am thrilled that Read More

Cumberland Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Science Labs

Cumberland University Office of Advancement hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony April 22 in Memorial Hall to honor Dr. Robert and Connie Bone for their gift to campus science laboratories. Dr. Bone’s gift was used to install new lab benches, which included updated fixtures, surfaces, sinks and equipment. Chemistry and anatomy-physiology labs were completely renovated. “Dr. Read More

Cumberland Student Chosen as One of Six Delegates to Represent Tennessee at the National Education Association Conference

Cumberland University announced today that Junior student, Yosadara Vicente, has been chosen as one of six students statewide as a delegate to represent the state of Tennessee at the National Education Association Conference in Houston, TX. Vicente is a junior fine arts major with an art education emphasis from Smithville, TN. She is the first Read More

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