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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

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

A Call for Compassion and Unity

Dear Students,  Tuesday evening concluded one of the more polarizing political seasons in our nation’s history. Noting the often challenging rhetoric of the campaign, we find it encouraging that the president-elect struck a conciliatory tone during his victory speech, praising his opponent and voicing a desire to bring unity to the nation. Our campus should take heed. Whatever the future holds for the next four years, there is no license or mandate from this election for meanness... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, November 11, 2016

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

September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds, Breaks Record for Volunteers

MEMPHIS—During the month of September, CBU students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteered at 30 different organizations around Memphis for the annual “September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds” initiative. The 384 volunteers  set a record for volunteers, who tallied a total of 1,862 hours served at different local agencies, and contributed $38,953 in volunteer labor costs (according to Independentsector.org, which calculates the value of a volunteer’s... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, October 14, 2016

CBU to Celebrate Change, Vision, and Honorees at 2016 Bell Tower Gala

MEMPHIS — This week, Christian Brothers University (CBU)  announced the honorees and details for its 2016 Bell Tower Gala. The fifth annual Bell Tower Gala will be held on November 12 in the Tennessee Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Memphis at 6:00 p.m. This year’s gala is generously presented by FedEx Corporation . During the evening’s program, guests will get the opportunity to relive the history of Lasallian education in Memphis, and ‘break ground’ for a... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, September 29, 2016

CBU Welcomes Brother Ryan Anderson, FSC as New Campus Minister

Joining the campus ministry team this year is Brother Ryan Anderson, FSC. Brother Ryan comes to CBU by way of Chicago, where he worked during his Novitiate year of formation. Prior to living in the Midwest, he completed a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling at La Salle University in Philadelphia, and a B.A. in Studio Art at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota as well. Brother Ryan grew up in the small town of Mapleton, Minnesota, with a “cornfield at the end of my... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, September 16, 2016

CBU Ranked by U.S. News, Forbes, Princeton Review

CBU Ranked in Top Tier of Southern Universities by U.S. News; Also Listed Among the “Best in the Southeast” by Princeton Review and “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes MEMPHIS - Christian Brothers University (CBU) continues to claim its place among the Top Tier of Southern Universities according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” It is also ranked among the best colleges and universities in the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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