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Ross Gallery Presents Exhibits by Justin Bowles and Melissa Wilkinson

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) announces two new exhibitions which will be on display through September 11, 2019. In the main gallery, Justin Bowles has created an installation entitled Temple of the Cha-Cha-Hua , while Melissa Wilkinson   exhibits a series of watercolor paintings collectively titled “Copia” in the gallery foyer. A public reception for both exhibitions will be held on Friday, August 23 from 5:30... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, August 7, 2019

In Memoriam: Brother Stan Sobczyk, Former CBU President

Brother Stanislaus Sobczyk, FSC September 18, 1944 - July 22, 2019 The Christian Brothers University community is saddened to learn that Brother Stanislaus (Stan) Sobczyk , president of CBU from 1999 to 2005, passed away on Monday, July 22 in Napa, California. Brother Stan first came to CBU as a young Christian Brother from Omaha, Nebraska and graduated in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. He went on to earn two master’s degrees and a doctorate in Educational... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Christian Brothers University PA Program Awarded HRSA Grant

Grant will fund project to deliver primary care services in medically underserved communities MEMPHIS – The Physician Assistant Studies program at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been awarded an $835,00 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The five-year grant will fund a project to strengthen access and deliver primary care services in rural, medically underserved communities with high... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, June 21, 2019

Nadia Bonner-Burton Signs as CBU's First Rugby Player

MEMPHIS — Brian Summers, athletics director at Christian Brothers University (CBU), has announced the addition of Nadia Bonner-Burton to the CBU women's rugby team. "I am pleased to welcome Nadia as CBU's first official women's rugby athlete commitment," said Summers. "She is a talented young woman who will help us initiate the future culture of our rugby program." Bonner-Burton graduated magna cum laude with a 3.7 GPA this past spring from... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, June 21, 2019

Mayor Jim Strickland is Speaker at CBU Commencement

MEMPHIS — The Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced that Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland  will deliver the address at the University’s 2019 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 11. The ceremony, the last at which current President John Smarrelli will preside before his retirement in June, will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Signaigo Field on CBU’s campus, weather permitting. There, the University... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Jack Shannon Named 23rd President of Christian Brothers University

MEMPHIS – The Christian Brothers University Board of Trustees today announced that Jack Shannon has been selected as the 23rd president of Christian Brothers University (CBU).  Shannon is a distinguished higher education leader with many years of experience directing not only academic and student-centered initiatives but also public/private partnerships focused on economic development in some of the most economically-challenged communities in the country. Shannon comes to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Ross Gallery Presents “Migration Now” and “Mi Casa es Your House”

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) announces two new exhibitions opening on February 22, both of which deal with the subject of immigration.  “Migration Now”  is a collection of handmade prints that address the act of migration and immigration, and the political, social, and racial issues that often accompany it; “Mi Casa es Your House”  features recent work by Vanessa Gonzalez in the gallery foyer.... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ross Gallery Presents “Labor” by Katie Maish and “Forge, Cast, Fabricate” by Metal Museum Artists

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces two exhibitions opening on January 11.  “Labor”  will feature works by  Katie Maish  in the main gallery, and  “Forge, Cast, Fabricate”  includes recent works by apprentices and staff artists at the  Metal Museum  in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, January 18 from 5:30 to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Celebrating 300 Years of the Lasallian Mission

  The Vatican has declared 2019 as a Jubilee Year (November 17, 2018 - December 31, 2019) to recognize the 300th anniversary of the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle (April 30, 1719). “A Jubilee Year offers the opportunity to express our faith through concrete actions in favor of those most in need. I invite all of you to celebrate the jubilee through practical acts of kindness and service to young people yearning for mercy and compassion,” says Brother... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, December 19, 2018

CBU Launches Construction, Engineering & Inspection Consortium

MEMPHIS, TN - The Gadomski School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has launched the Construction, Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) Consortium) to advance and share knowledge related to the construction industry among its members through education and research. Dr. Andrew Assadollahi, PE (CE&I Consortium Director and Department Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering), explained that the vision of CE&I is “to be a unique, world-class... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, November 29, 2018