Upcoming Events

Private Eyes copySteven Dietz’ “Private Eyes” is a comedy that is a roller coaster ride between truths and lies. It is filled with surprises and misdirection. Matthew and Lisa are rehearsing a play. Lisa may or may not be having an affair with their British director, Adrian.  In any case, Matthew tries to cope with his troubled marriage by seeing his therapist, Frank. Then, there is Cory, a mysterious woman, who seems to be shadowing their every move.  She helps bring the story to its surprising conclusion. Or does she? The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious relationship thriller about love, and the power of deception. The cast includes Nic Picou, Jessica Love, Alani Lee Denise, Cale Baskin, and Chelsea Smithers.

Seating is limited and reservations must be made at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/privateeyestix to guarantee seating.

General admission is $ 5.00 and CBU staff/faculty/students $1.00.
Performances are Oct. 31st – Nov. 2nd at 7:30pm and November 3rd at 2pm inthe University Theater. Email questions to Matthew Hamner: mhamner@cbu.edu.

Distinguished Catholic Lectors Series: Dr. M. Shawn Copeland
Tuesday, November 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater

CopelandDr. M. Shawn Copeland, Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College, will present “The Beloved Community and the Mystical Body of Christ” as part of the Distinguished Catholic Lectors Series on  at Christian Brothers University.

Prevailing interpretations of the Civil Rights Movement analyze its political, economic, and legal advances and setbacks. Over the past several years, theologians have come to recognize Martin Luther King’s agenda for social transformation as a practical-political theology. Copeland’s lecture draws out the theological orientation of King’s activism, since the deepest goal of that work was neither desegregation, nor integration, but the achievement of “the beloved community,” a concrete realization of the Catholic notion of the Mystical Body of Christ.

Copeland holds a doctorate in systematic theology from Boston College. She is a prolific author, with more than 100 publications to her credit. She is author of Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race and Being (Fortress 2010) and of The Subversive Power of Love: The Vision of Henriette Delille (Paulist 2009); principal editor of Uncommon Faithfulness: the Black Catholic Experience (Orbis 2009), and co-editor with Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza of Feminist Theologies in Different Contexts (Orbis 1996) and Violence Against Women (Orbis Books, 1994) both of which have been translated into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about this lecture at CBU, contact Dr. Emily Holmes at (901) 321-3325 or eholmes1@cbu.edu.

Wes Moore
Thursday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. – University Theater

Wes_Moore_credit_Amunankhra_House_LtdThe Commercial Appeal, in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, Fresh Reads and Christian Brothers University, presents New York Times best-selling author, Wes Moore.

The Other Wes Moore tells the true story of two kids with same name, living in similar family situations in similar rough neighborhoods. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other
is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder.

Raised by a widowed mother, Moore grew up in a rough neighborhood in Baltimore. Despite early academic and behavioral struggles, he graduated as a commissioned officer from Valley Forge Military College, and from Johns Hopkins University, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He then became a Rhodes Scholar, studying International Relations at Oxford University. After completing his studies, Moore served a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan. He then served as a White House fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He also founded an organization called STAND! that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system, and is the host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and the sponsorship from International Paper has made this event free and open to the public. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Karen Golightly at (901) 321-4483 or kgolight@cbu.edu. RSVP to Facing History and Ourselves at http://www.facinghistory.org//offices/memphis.