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CBU Receives State Grant to Support Student Veterans

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) is one of 13 colleges and universities in Tennessee that will receive additional funding and program support to serve veterans and service members. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced today that this program, part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative, will also help these veterans and service members earn postsecondary degrees. CBU will receive a $27,673 Veteran Reconnect Grant to support programs... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 13, 2017

CBU Appoints New Director of Nursing

MEMPHIS — Dr. Jennifer Hitt has been appointed as director of the Nursing Program at Christian Brothers University (CBU). The director is responsible for overseeing CBU’s RN to BSN program and accreditation, and has the lead role implementing a vision for the program’s sustainability and growth. Dr. Hitt brings a wealth and diversity of experience in nursing and nurse education and has worked in higher education for over a decade. Hitt comes to CBU most recently having... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 13, 2017

Brooks Museum and CBU Featured in Museum Directors Publication

Seniors from Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Memphis participate in gallery discussions at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, while art therapy students from Christian Brothers University observe. (Photo: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art) MEMPHIS —   Memphis Brooks Museum of Art announced today that its Art Therapy Access Program is featured in the Association of Art Museum Directors ’ (AAMD’s) latest publication in its  Next Practices ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CBU President Joins Catholic Leaders in Call to Protect DACA Students

MEMPHIS — Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of Christian Brothers University (CBU), is among 65 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities who recently signed a letter calling upon Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to clarify the department’s practices and intentions regarding immigrants previously protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The letter urges the secretary to carry out President Trump’s promise last month to protect DACA... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, May 26, 2017

CBU Board of Trustees Welcomes Three New Members

MEMPHIS – The Board of Trustees at Christian Brothers University welcomes three new members: Cathy Ross is the former CFO and EVP at FedEx, now retired. Cathy has endowed a scholarship in the CBU School of Business and has freely given of her time as a volunteer mentor to CBU students. She holds a B.A. degree from CBU and an MBA in Finance from the University of Memphis. Cathy has won numerous awards including the Black Enterprise “Woman of Power Legacy Award,” the ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Memphis Reads selects "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

Memphis Reads has selected the international best seller The Book Thief by Australian writer Markus Zusak as its 2017 community-read book. Appearing on The New York Times bestseller list for more than 500 weeks, The Book Thief has received numerous awards, including the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children’s Literature and the Michael L. Printz Honor from the American Library Association. Each year, Memphis Reads chooses a novel that is read by the Memphis... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, May 5, 2017

Governor Haslam to Deliver CBU Commencement Address

MEMPHIS — The Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will deliver the address at the University’s 2017 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Signaigo Field on CBU’s campus. CBU will confer the honoris causa (honorary doctorate) on Governor Haslam in recognition of his outstanding commitment to improving higher education across the state of Tennessee,... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grant Awarded to Improve Pedestrian Access in CBU Neighborhood

MEMPHIS — A $750,000 grant for pedestrian infrastructure improvements to the southern border of Christian Brothers University along Central Avenue is the largest among the Transportation Alternatives grants recently awarded by the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization to the City of Memphis and the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA). The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a federal source of grants restricted for use on infrastructure projects that address... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, March 6, 2017

Know Justice. Know Peace.

Two-Day Collaboration between Three Organizations Addresses Civil and Human Rights (l-r) Shaka Senghor, Gabriela Benitez, Josh Spickler, Mahal Burr, Valerie Kaur MEMPHIS — In a first-ever collaboration, the Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium at Christian Brothers University (CBU), the Gandhi King Conference , and the National Civil Rights Museum have collaborated to organize two days of compassion discussion that will welcome dynamic speakers and... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, March 2, 2017

CBU Selects Deborah Blanchard as Vice President for Communications & Marketing

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University is pleased to welcome  Deborah Blanchard as its new Vice President for Communications  & Marketing.  A 25-year professional with extensive higher education experience, Blanchard most recently managed marketing and communications for the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. Previously, she directed the marketing, communications, and public relations efforts for Lynchburg College in Virginia... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, March 2, 2017