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Charles and Elaine Bell CU faculty awards

3/15/2016 Nine CU faculty members were recently awarded a Charles and Elaine Bell Grant for faculty development and student engagement. “There were many submissions reflecting the many and varied interests of the faculty. A scoring process was developed in which each proposal was separately evaluated by five individuals based on its perceived impact on students, Read More

Custom Packaging to be presenting sponsor of Phoenix Ball

3/4/2016 Custom Packaging will be the presenting sponsor of Cumberland University’s annual black-tie fundraiser, the Phoenix Ball. Custom Packaging, Inc. designs and manufactures corrugated displays, graphics and industrial packaging. Jackie Cowden, CEO of Custom Packaging and Cumberland University board of trust member, said she is excited to continue the half-century of support the company has Read More

Rain garden research wins state award

3/3/2016 Kelsie Barnes, a Murfreesboro, Tenn., native and 2015 graduate of Cumberland University with a bachelor’s degree in science, conducted a directed research project with Kimberly Atwood, biology instructor and member of the Tennessee Academy of Science, in which they studied the purification of groundwater after it is filtered through a rain garden. The award-winning Read More

Dual enrollment offers great advantages

3/1/2016 Cumberland University offers a dual enrollment program for exceptional high school juniors and seniors in the Wilson County system so they can earn college credit while still in school. Students accepted into the program are able to take college-level coursework at their high school in most instances. They may earn up to 24 credit Read More

CU student advocates for music education on Capitol Hill

2/17/2016 From left to right: Front row: Johnathan Vest, Lauren Gregory Row 2: Justin Lee, Dian Eddleman, Davey Edmaston Row 3: Ron Meers, Jeffrey Phillips, Della Coleman Photograph taken by Michael Chester. Lauren Gregory, a junior CU music education major, played an important role in the recent passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Read More

Tyler McChurch memorial scholarships available

2/15/2016 The first four Tyler McChurch Memorial Scholarships, worth $5,000 each, will be awarded this spring by Cumberland University to high school graduates from Wilson County. The scholarships are for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Award decisions will not focus solely on academic merit, but will take into consideration other marks of student excellence Read More

CU launches project on papers of Martin Van Buren

2/11/2016 A major new project to transcribe and annotate more than 13,000 documents of the eighth president of the United States of America, Martin Van Buren (1782-1862), will officially launch at Cumberland University on Presidents Day, Feb. 15, 2016, from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Vise Library with a press conference, followed by Read More

Pavan set for induction into OVU Hall of Fame

2/3/2016 Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan will be inducted into the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 26, in Vienna, W.Va. Pavan served as athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at Ohio Valley University for 14 years. During his tenure he successfully added seven varsity sports Read More

CU Connect opportunities for the Public

2/3/2016 The community is invited to attend a diverse lineup of free CU Connect programs at Cumberland University. Visit the CU Connect Website for more info CU Connect programs are designed for freshman and sophomore students as an opportunity to discover their academic interests, obtain guidance in making career choices, and learn about resources in Read More

Baseball Dinner & Auction Feb. 18

2/1/2016 Cumberland baseball will host its annual Kickoff Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 18 in the Benton Jennings Center on the CU campus. The evening includes a silent and live auction of baseball memorabilia as well as other donated items, with all proceeds benefiting the CU baseball program. Cumberland will honor Read More