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Cumberland Announces Annual Giving Week

Cumberland University announced today that its annual Giving Week, a university-wide celebration of philanthropy, will take place Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9.  With Cumberland’s continued increase in student enrollment over the last six years, it is necessary to expand and transform the campus to meet the needs of students.  “Giving Week is an Read More

Cumberland University Commemorates Holocaust Victims in Second Annual Remembrance Ceremony

Cumberland University will host its second annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony on April 7 at 2 p.m in Baird Chapel. The ceremony is in commemoration of the national Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust and will feature guest speaker Mr. Jack May of May Hosiery Mill in Nashville, Tenn.  The event will honor Read More

Cumberland University Announces Completion of Portrait Preservation Project

The Cumberland University Office of Advancement announced the completion of the Cumberland Portrait Preservation Project, totaling 11 renovated portraits. As of February 2021, 11 portraits, each over 100 years old,  have been cleaned, restored and preserved. The portraits of Robert Caruthers, Andrew B. Martin and Nathan Green, Jr. have been restored over the past 18 Read More

Leading for Change

Shaquillra Taylor and Shae Dunn discuss their experiences as young, Black female leaders on CU’s campus as president of Afro and founder of the Black Student Union. Shaquillra Taylor Psychology Major ‘22 Intern with The Art of Life Leland, M.S. & LaVergne, T.N. For those who might be unfamiliar, what is Afro? Afro is a Read More

Cumberland University Celebrates Black History Month

Cumberland University celebrated Black History Month with virtual and on-campus events led by student organizations and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion during the month of February.  Black History Month was originally established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson as a week-long celebration to raise awareness for the accomplishments and history of Black Americans in the Read More

Cumberland University Alumni Association to Offer Corporate Sponsorships

Cumberland University announced today that the CU Alumni Association is now offering corporate sponsorship opportunities. These sponsorships will offer market exposure to local and regional businesses and organizations while directly benefiting the students of CU.  The Corporate Sponsorship Program is designed to give companies the exclusive opportunity to help support CU while directly impacting the Read More

Cumberland Announces Creation of the Dr. Bill McKee Academic Research Grants

Cumberland University announced the creation of the Dr. Bill McKee Academic Research Grants, which will be awarded annually. In the inaugural year, funding for 28 faculty-proposed research and creative activities projects have been competitively selected and awarded. The newly established Dr. Bill McKee Academic Research Grants are named in honor of Provost and Vice President Read More

Cumberland University’s Papers of Martin Van Buren Project Receives $100,000 Bequest from Van Buren Descendant

Cumberland University announced today that its Papers of Martin Van Buren Project has received a bequest for $100,000 from Cynthia Van Buren, descendant of Martin Van Buren.  The Papers of Martin Van Buren Project is an ongoing project aiming to transcribe the surviving letters, speeches, papers and other documents from the eighth president making them Read More

Cumberland University Campus Will Remain Virtual Through Friday, Feb. 19

Cumberland University announced today that the university will remain virtual through Friday, Feb. 19 due to icy road conditions in the Middle Tennessee area. All classes will be delivered virtually, all essential campus offices will remain open and all non-essential campus offices will be available remotely. The dining hall will be open for students living Read More

Legendary Cumberland Baseball Coach Woody Hunt Announces Retirement

Cumberland University announced today that head baseball coach, Woody Hunt, will be retiring after the 2021 season. Hunt has spent 41 seasons as the CU head coach. “Life is full of decision and changes, which affects a person’s life and those around him,” said Coach Woody Hunt. “After months of reflection, prayer and meetings with Read More