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CBU Professors Enact Lasallian Mission at Countdown 2 College Summer Program

MEMPHIS — Last month, two CBU professors traveled to Saint  Mary’s University of Minnesota , one of Christian Brothers University’s Lasallian sister schools, to teach first-generation college students from Lasallian and Jesuit high schools across the United States in the Countdown 2 College Summer Program. This was actually the second trip to Minnesota for Dr. Kelly James , assistant professor of Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Jeffrey Gross , Chair and associate... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 0 comments

Campus Prepares to Welcome New and Returning Students to Campus Next Weekend

MEMPHIS, TN — Next weekend, over 330 new students will arrive with their families on campus to begin an exciting chapter of life at Christian Brothers University (CBU). During the three-day program, incoming freshmen will move throughout campus attending dozens of programs hosted by various departments around CBU. This year’s Welcome Back Weekend schedule will include information sessions, tours, meetings, and other fun activities intended to foster community among first-year... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | 0 comments

CBU Earns National Recognition as a College of Distinction

National guide to colleges highlights innovative learning opportunities at top schools  MEMPHIS — Innovative application of high impact educational practices at Christian Brothers University (CBU) have earned it recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. CBU students earned college credit and valuable life experience while participating in study abroad programs, as well as through service learning, learning communities, and internships. ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, July 25, 2016

Head Coaches for Baseball and Track and Field Join CBU Athletics Staff

MEMPHIS, TN — Two new coaches have been selected to lead both Track and Field and Baseball for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Both Nic Fortenberry (Track and Field) and Lee Parks (Baseball) come to CBU after serving as coaches for the University of Memphis. Meet the new coaches in their bios below! Nic Fortenberry Nic Fortenberry has been named the men's and women's track and field head coach at Christian Brothers University by Director of Athletics Brian Summers.... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, July 22, 2016 | 0 comments

McGuffee Appointed Dean of School of Sciences

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University has named Dr. James W. McGuffee to fill the position of Dean of the School of Sciences , one of the four major academic schools that comprise the University. McGuffee comes to CBU from Northern Kentucky University, where he served as chair of the Computer Science department in the NKU College of Informatics from 2013 to 2016. He fills the position following the 19-year tenure of Dr. Johnny Holmes, who retired as dean to return to the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Major Named Dean of Academic Services and Faculty Development

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University has named Cory L. Major to head the Office of Academic Services, which has been renamed Academic Services and Faculty Development to reflect Major's expanded role in the dean’s position. In the new position of Dean of Academic Services and Faculty Development, Major will administer CBU’s academic advising program (including the First Year Experience, Freshman Orientation, and peer educator programs) and provide support for... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Alumnus and MACS Student Releases Book on Sports and Spirituality

MEMPHIS — Anthony Maranise, a current candidate for the Master of Arts in Catholic Studies at Christian Brothers University (CBU), recently released the second edition of his book, Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying , published by the Order of Saint Benedict (Charleston, SC). The release is in advance of Maranise joining fellow Christian sports scholars from across the globe at the Inaugural Global Congress for Sports and Christianity (IGCSC), which... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, July 1, 2016

CBU's Art Therapy Program Enters Into Partnership with Memphis Brooks Museum

This piece orignally appeared in the Bell Tower Magazine   Spring 2016 edition. By: Cory Dugan art therapy \ |ärt |ˈther-ə-pē \ n : therapy based on engagement in artistic activities (such as painting or drawing) as a means of creative expression and symbolic communication especially in individuals affected with a mental or emotional disorder or cognitive impairment That definition is explicated a little by Page Scheinberg and Sarah Hamil, teachers in the Art... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Tuesday, June 14, 2016

CBU Hosts Local Leaders for Annual "Summons to Memphis" Address

“Every city has its treasures,” Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke told a diverse group of Memphians on Thursday. “I see them in Memphis every time I come here.” Mayor Berke served as the keynote speaker for Memphis Magazine’s 2016 “Summons to Memphis,” an annual luncheon which invites a speaker from outside the city “who can speak with authority about determining the character, spirit, and the essence of the place we call home.” Past... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Monday, June 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Commencement Honors Class of 2016

MEMPHIS — On May 14, hundreds of graduates, faculty, staff, and guests gathered on Signaigo Field under sunny skies to participate in the 2016 Commencement ceremony at Christian Brothers University. Throughout the two-hour ceremony, 381 of this year’s 456 graduates received diplomas for their completion of undergraduate, graduate, and certifications. Of the 381 graduates who participated, 47 received awards in their various schools and societies.    Dr. John Smarrelli,... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 0 comments