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Brother Kevin Ryan, FSC: 1938-2017

It is with great sadness that we announce that Brother Kevin Ryan, FSC (Physics & Natural Science, Retired) passed away on Sunday, August 20. Funeral arrangements are pending, and the CBU Community will be informed as soon as they are finalized. Brother Kevin was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1938 and first encountered the Christian Brothers as his teachers at Cretin High School in St. Paul. He entered the Brothers in 1956 and received his BS and MEd degrees at St.... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, August 21, 2017

Choudhary Named to "Women Worth Watching"

MEMPHIS — Dr. Divya Choudhary , director of the Graduate Engineering Program and the STEM Center for Women and Diversity at Christian Brothers University (CBU), has been named as one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching 2017.” The publication’s Summer 2017 issue features profiles of all the honorees. Nominated by their employers, colleagues, and peers, the honorees represent leaders from across the nonprofit, manufacturing, higher... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Billingsley Joins CBU as Vice President for Advancement

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to announce that Mark Billingsley has joined the University’s executive leadership team as its newest Vice President for Advancement, effective August 15, 2017. Billingsley will be responsible for all of the fund development and unearned revenue-generating strategies for the 146 year-old University, including alumni activities, major gifts, bequest gifts and planned giving, CBU’s annual fund, and grants management.

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Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CBU Appoints New Director of Nursing

MEMPHIS — Dr. Jennifer Hitt has been appointed as director of the Nursing Program at Christian Brothers University (CBU). The director is responsible for overseeing CBU’s RN to BSN program and accreditation, and has the lead role implementing a vision for the program’s sustainability and growth. Dr. Hitt brings a wealth and diversity of experience in nursing and nurse education and has worked in higher education for over a decade. Hitt comes to CBU most recently having... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 13, 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

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