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This institution is unrelated, other than by similarity of name, to Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama or the former Cumberland College and Mountain View High School in Rose Hill, Virginia Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... To suggest a relevant news story for the Main Page, refer to the criteria then add your suggestion at the candidates page. ... This institution is unrelated, other than by similarity of name, to the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. ... Lebanon is a city located in Wilson County, Tennessee. ... The Cumberland School of Law is a law school under the auspices of Samford University, which purchased it from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1962. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam Official website: http://www. ... Rose Hill is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Virginia: Rose Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia Rose Hill, Lee County, Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


University of the Cumberlands is a private, liberal arts college located in Williamsburg, Kentucky with an enrollment of approximently 1,700.students. The school, known as Cumberland College until January 7, 2005, is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, a subdivison of the Southern Baptist Convention. A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Williamsburg is a city located in Whitley County, Kentucky. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States-based cooperative ministry agency serving Baptist churches around the world. ...

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History

University of the Cumberlands, first called Williamsburg Institute, was founded on January 7, 1889. At the 1887 annual meeting of the Mount Zion Association, representives from eighteen eastern Kentucky Baptist churches discussed plans to provide higher education in the Kentucky mountains. The college was incorporated by the Kentucky state legislature on April 6, 1888. In 1913 the school mergered with Highland College, and Williamsburg Institute's name was changed to Cumberland College. In 1959 Cumberland College began offering bachelor's degrees again, having previously awarded the degree until 1913. A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ...


Nine presidents have lead the college including William James Johnson, E. E. Wood, John Newton Prestridge, Gorman Jones, acting president; A. R. Evans, acting president; Charles William Elsey, James Lloyd Creech, J. M. Boswell and James H. Taylor.


Famous alumni include two governors, five military generals, and five college and university presidents.


Campus and academic programs

University of the Cumberlands's campus is located in the southeastern part of Kentucky, just off Interstate 75, 190 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio, and 70 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee. The campus spans approximately 70 acres and includes 32 buildings and 2 sports field complexes. Location of Interstate 75 Interstate 75 (abbreviated I-75) is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... Nickname: The Queen City Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Official website: www. ...


The University is divided into four separate programs: Cumberland College (the University's undergraduate school), the Hutton School of Business/Management, the Center for Leadership Studies and the Graduate/Professional Education program.


The school is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor of general studies, bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of music, and the master of education degrees. It is approved by the Kentucky State Department of Education for Teacher Education and Certification. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ...


The Robert L. Palmer Memorial Lecture Series brings a writer of national reputation to the campus annually. The series, established in 1992, has hosted novelists, essayists, and poets including Lee Smith, Jim Wayne Miller, Willie Morris, and, Scott Russell Sanders. Additionally, the Thomas S. Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Series features religious scholars.


Sports and student life

The university sponsors intercollegiate sports teams which participate in the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference. The university's athletic mascot is the "Patriots". Intercollegiate programs for men include football, basketball, tennis, golf, baseball, soccer, swimming, track, wrestling, judo, cross country and cheerleading. Women Patriot teams compete in basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, cross country, softball, swimming, golf, judo, track, wrestling and cheerleading. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... The Mid-South Conference (or MSC) is an athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Tennis ball This article is about the sport. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball at a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical bat that can be made out of either... The word track can mean more than one thing. ... The Wrestlers from Uffizi Gallery, Florence. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Softball is a team sport in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (28 to 30. ... A breaststroke swimmer Swimming is a technique to move unaided through water. ... Judo (Japanese: 柔道, jūdō; gentle way) is a martial art, sport, and philosophy originated in Japan. ... Cheerleaders warming up for competition Cheerleading is an activity that uses organized routines made up of elements from dance and/or gymnastics to cheer on sports teams at games and matches, and/or as a competitive sport. ...


Controversy

Jason Johnson of Lexington, Kentucky was expelled from the university on April 8, 2006, after he revealed that he is gay on the social networking site MySpace.com. The sophomore dean's list theatre arts major was told by officials that they don't approve of his "gay lifestyle". University president, Dr. James H. Taylor said in a written statement, "At University of the Cumberlands, we hold students to a higher standard than does society in general...University of the Cumberlands isn't for everyone. We tell prospective students about our high standards before they come. There are places students with predispositions can go such as San Francisco and the Left Coast or to many of the state schools." The student handbook states that students can be removed from campus for participating in pre-marital sex or homosexual behavior — a policy which Johnson's attorney alleges was added after Johnson decided to go to school at UC.[1] The legality of such a policy is doubtful as the university recieves funds from the Kentucky State Government. According to the Supreme Court ruling in Bob Jones University v. United States, any university recieving public monies may not discriminate, so any court challenge will likely center on this. [2] On April 19, 2006, Johnson's attorney and the university reached a settlement allowing Johnson to complete his coursework for the current semester. The university agreed to not report to other universities that Johnson was expelled. In addition, Johnson waived his right to sue the university, although he may still file a grievance with the Department of Education or the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools.[3] It has been suggested that Fayette County, Kentucky be merged into this article or section. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive network of photos, blogs, user profiles, groups, and an internal e-mail system. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Left Coast is a political expression with regards to the states of California, Oregon, and Washington on the West Coast. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ... The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the U.S. and leads the judicial branch of the U.S. federal government. ... Bob Jones University v. ... The United States Department of Education was created in 1979 (by PL 96-88) as a Cabinet-level department of the United States government, and began operating in 1980. ...


This is not the first time President Taylor has severed relations with someone from the school because he didn't like what they had written on the Internet. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) found that Taylor coerced Professor Robert Day into resigning in 2003 because he had opposed Taylor's proposed staff layoffs on an off-campus Web site. The AAUP concluded that "The policies of Cumberland College, including the grievance procedure, do not provide for faculty hearings of any kind. College policies and practices preclude any effective faculty role in academic governance and contribute to an atmosphere that stifles the freedom of faculty to question and criticize administrative decisions and actions" The AAUP noted that current and former faculty members "do not feel free to address topics of college concern in any forum" and "described a climate of fear about what faculty members may say and do, a fear based on what they know or have been told has happened to others". Those interviewed "expressed a particular fear that criticizing the administration and its operation of the college could place a faculty member's appointment in jeopardy."[4] The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is an organization of professors and other academics in the United States. ...


Pharmacy school

The Kentucky state budget, passed by the 2006 Kentucky legislature, includes $10 million of state debt to construct a pharmacy building on the school's Whitley County campus. Additionally, one million dollars for scholarships for the pharmacy program are included. The $10 million building is to be funded out of a $100 million pool of money titled the "infrastructure for economic development fund for coal-producing counties." Money to repay the bond issuance would come from coal severance taxes.The Kentucky Fairness Alliance asked Governor Ernie Fletcher to veto $11 million that state lawmakers approved earlier this week for a planned pharmacy school.[5] A gay Kentucky State Senator, Ernesto Scorsone, has indicated that he would oppose spending the funds already allocated for a new pharmacy school for the university, stating "We should not be budgeting bigotry." "If the University of the Cumberlands does not change its policies and practices, we will have a state benefit that is only available to heterosexuals," Scorsone said.[6]


An additional complication is that the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the accrediting agency for all American pharmacy schools, explicitly prohibits discrimination against gays. Its current guideline states that approved schools must have a policy on student affairs, including admissions and progression, that assures non-discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, lifestyle, national origin, or disability. As of July 1, 2007, this will be revised to include the phrase "sexual orientation". If the University of the Cumberlands applies its current policy of active discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation to its pharmacy school, that school can not be accredited. [7]


References

  1. http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/14313621.htm
  2. http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/14313631.htm
  3. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12394904/
  4. http://www.aaup.org/Com-a/Institutions/cumberlands.htm Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of the Cumberlands - the AAUP report
  5. http://www.lex18.com/Global/story.asp?S=4762765&nav=menu203_1_6
  6. http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/14313631.htm
  7. http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/14321978.htm

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