The Alumni Magazine of Christian Brothers University

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  • A New Deal for the Arts: The final structural steel beam has been raised, and the new Rosa Deal School of Arts is taking shape. Its modern lines outline a new vision for the liberal arts at CBU.
  • They Know What’s on Your Mind: Psychology students at CBU now have access to a state-of-the-art research tool: a whole-head electroencephalogram (EEG) system.
  • Healing Arts: CBU’s Art Therapy program is entering into a partnership with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
  • [Thin Blue] Lines of Communication: Mike Freeman (’15) is a detective and thought Criminal Justice students needed a better understanding of the police. Dr. Kelly James helped him put together a class to teach them just that.
  • The Write Stuff: Madeline Faber (’14) used to think that facts were boring. Today she’s a reporter for The Memphis Daily News and finds a certain poetry in the craft of journalism.
  • Here to Serve: Wilson Phillips (’08) has two official job titles at CBU, but they don’t begin to describe everything he does. Wilson came here to learn; he stays here to serve.
  • Making History in Hoops: Joe Spencer (’98) majored in History at CBU and now he’s making history coaching high school basketball.
  • Teaching to Teach: CBU’s nationally accredited Education Department is approved for middle school licensure and reaching out into the community.
  • Bell Tower Q&A: A Conversation with David Berges (’71)
  • Plus: Class Notes, Photo Albums, and much more!