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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 23, 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

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

CBU Community Mourns the Loss of Brother Robert Staub, FSC

MEMPHIS—Brother Robert Staub, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Christian Brothers University/Christian Brothers College, died on January 10, 2017 — 19 days before what was to be his 95th birthday. Brother Robert was born in Chicago, IL into a family of nine children. He joined the Christian Brothers Religious Order in 1939 and remained a faith-filled and service-oriented religious brother for 77 years. Brother Robert came to Memphis in 1950, and except for five years in his... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Activist, Author, and Speaker Shaka Senghor Selected as Speaker for Vanderhaar Symposium on March 31

MEMPHIS—Christian Brothers University (CBU) will welcome author, activist, and speaker Shaka Senghor to campus for the twelfth annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium on Friday, March 31, 2017. Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and the president and co-founder of  #BeyondPrisons, an initiative designed to uplift the voices and experiences of those impacted by the criminal justice system. His memoir,  Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CBU and Baptist College Face Off in the Second Annual Inter-Professional Health Care Case Study Challenge

MEMPHIS—Christian Brothers University (CBU) and Baptist College of Health Sciences will compete in the second annual Inter-Professional Health Care Case Study Challenge at Baptist Hospital on February 21. The collaboration between the two private institutions is a continuation of last year’s inaugural event , which was held in the University Theater on the CBU campus, and reflects the larger goal of preparing students for the fast-paced, ever-changing world of healthcare in... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 0 comments

CBU Partners with Zipcar to Offer More Transportation Options to Students, Promote Sustainability

MEMPHIS – Today, Christian Brothers University (CBU) launched a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer a car sharing program on campus. The service gives students the freedom to go where they want, when they want, without the hassles of car ownership. The partnership also helps CBU meet sustainability goals by reducing the need for personal vehicles and parking spots on campus. This new location builds on Zipcar’s 12 existing... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 0 comments

In Memoriam: Retired School of Business Professor Dr. John Megley Passes Away

Last month, the CBU community mourned the loss of retired business professor Dr. John Edward Megley III. Dr. Megley passed away on November 8 after a six-year battle with lung cancer. He was 84. Dr. Megley was born in Avon, Massachusetts to John Edward Megley Jr and Anna Feeley. John separated from the U.S. Army in 1952 as a lieutenant. He attended the University of Illinois-Champaign and received a BA in Biochemistry. After completing his undergraduate degree, Megley worked for... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, December 2, 2016 | 0 comments

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 Thursday, December 1, 2016