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University of the Cumberlands staff participate in BRIGHT initiative

Two staff members at University of the Cumberlands were recently nominated to participate in BRIGHT Kentucky, a leadership initiative in Appalachia. Brandy Martin, Associate Director of Admissions – Recruitment, and Ryan Osborne, Development Officer, were among thousands of young...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019
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UofC hosting expert on America’s religious roots

What role did religion play in the nation’s founding? Students at the University of the Cumberlands and members of the general public will get an answer to that question from a scholar well versed on the topic Monday evening. Dr. Mark David Hall, a PhD in political science, will...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019

Cumberlands to offer free textbooks for on-campus undergraduate students

On-campus undergraduate students at University of the Cumberlands will no longer have to pay for textbooks beginning in the fall of 2020. The new initiative, announced by Dr. Larry L. Cockrum, President of the University, is another step toward “total price transparency and...
Posted On 05 Sep 2019
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Shoes 4 the Soul provides 450 school kids with new shoes

About 450 school children received free shoes and socks along with bags of hygiene items during the 8th Annual Shoes 4 the Soul event Friday at the University of the Cumberlands. About 500 college students and about 50 faculty/staff helped out by first washing the soles of the...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019

Taylor family names removed from some Cumberlands facilities

Months after a federal jury sided with the University of the Cumberlands in a lawsuit filed against it by its former president Dr. James Taylor and his wife, Dinah Taylor, the school is apparently taking steps to distance itself from the couple. The aquatic center, which was...
Posted On 20 Aug 2019

UC to open new restaurant at former Patriot Steakhouse location

Dining options on the University of the Cumberlands campus are about to get a little bit “bigger.” The University announced Tuesday that “Pete’s Eats” will open to UC students Aug. 21 and to the public Sept. 3. The restaurant will be located in the newly-named Adams Center, which...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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W’burg City Council agrees to lease part of downtown parking lot to UC

The Williamsburg City Council formally agreed Monday evening to lease a portion of a parking lot in downtown Williamsburg to the University of the Cumberlands for use by residents in apartments that the school is building on the second flood of the old Faulkner and Taylor...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019

Miss Nibroc Katelyn Johnson says winning crown a dream come true

“It is a literal dream come true!” That is how Miss NIBROC 2019 Katelyn Hope Johnson described winning the crown Saturday night. The 2018 Whitley County High School graduate, now a sophomore at University of the Cumberlands is the 67th woman to wear the crown. Johnson said she...

Over 240 youth taking part in Camp UNITE at University of the Cumberlands

Hundreds of youth are signed up to attend the 13th Annual Camp UNITE this week in Williamsburg, which got a visit from a White House official Tuesday. More than 240 youth from 29 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky are registered for the camp, which started Tuesday...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019

UC converting all Cumberland Inn hotel rooms into student housing

Starting early next month, the Cumberland Inn will be no more at least in terms of operating as a hotel for the first time in the 27-year history of the building. The University of the Cumberlands, which owns the facility, announced Tuesday that starting on Aug. 5, the facility...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019