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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

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 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

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

Teaching to Teach

CBU’s Nationally Accredited Education Department Approved for Middle School Licensure, Reaches Out Into the Memphis Community Dr. Samantha Alperin, chair of the CBU Department of Educatio n Christian Brothers University received renewal of its accreditation under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for initial teacher preparation and advanced teacher preparation this year. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, November 28, 2016

CBU Names Engineering School in Honor of Alumnus and Benefactor

Gadomski School of Engineering Announced at Bell Tower Gala Dick Gadomski (second from left) with his wife Flo Gadomski, son-in-law Jay Healy (MBA '11), and daughter Dr. Regina Gadomski Healy ('88) MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) has announced that its nationally recognized engineering school has been officially named the Gadomski School of Engineering, in honor of alumnus and benefactor Dick Gadomski, AFSC . The announcement was made by CBU... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 0 comments

CBU Mourns the Loss of Professor Dr. Roger Easson

MEMPHIS—The CBU community bade goodbye to retired Literature and Languages professor, Dr. Roger Easson, who passed away on October 22 at Methodist Hospice Residence. Dr. Easson began teaching in the School of Arts in 1987 and played a seminal role in establishing the still-popular English for Corporate Communications major , which aims to prepare students for careers in professional writing. In addition, he also directed the Writing Center for a number of years and guided students... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, November 4, 2016