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Saira Martinez is TheDream.US "DREAMer of the Day"

WASHINGTON, DC — TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for undocumented immigrant youth, has launched a “DREAMer of the Day” feature – a daily profile of a TheDream.US-affiliated Scholar whose story offers a powerful example why Congress passing legislation resolving the crisis facing DREAMers and TPS holders will be good for America. Today’s DREAMer of the Day is Saira Martinez (Mechanical Engineering '21), a resident... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, February 9, 2018

Ross Gallery Opens Exhibits by Niles Wallace, Metal Museum

NOTE: The opening reception has been rescheduled for Friday, January 19 due to the University's inclement weather closure. MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces the opening of two exhibits on January 12. In the main gallery,  “The Sunny Side”  will showcase porcelain and stoneware works by  Niles Wallace . In the gallery foyer,  “Forge Cast Fabricate”  will feature works by... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, January 8, 2018

Dr. Altha Stewart is Guest Speaker at CBU's MLK Prayer Service

MEMPHIS —  Altha J. Stewart, MD  will be the guest speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Service and Commemoration hosted by Christian Brothers University (CBU) on January 11 at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, located in Buckman Hall on the CBU campus. Dr. Stewart is president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth,... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Inside Out/Dreamers Project Comes to CBU

Nationwide Participatory Art Project Comes to Memphis to Underscore Urgency of Passing the Dream Act MEMPHIS — On December 8, the Inside Out/Dreamers Project will travel to Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis. This is part of a nationwide participatory art initiative, the Inside Out Project, launched by award-winning international artist JR , to create a portrait of America that includes immigrants and the descendants of immigrants alike. During this stop,... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CBU Launches Surface Water Institute

Unique Partnership with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City of Memphis and Others Will Focus on Researching and Solving Complex Water Challenges Pictured above at the launch of the Surface Water Institute (l-r):  Dick Gadomski ,  Dr. John Smarrelli  (CBU President),  Manny Belen  (City of Memphis, Chief Engineer),  Mayor Jim Strickland ,  Dr. Louie Lin ,  Steve Dunavant  (CBU Board Chairman),  Dr. Siripong Malasri  (CBU Dean of... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, November 2, 2017

Ross Gallery Opens New Exhibits by Crosthwait, Murray

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces the opening of two exhibits on October 13. In the main gallery, “Forgotten Fables and Footlong Fractals” will showcase roughly 30 multi-media works by Jimmy Crosthwait . In the gallery foyer, “Noumenon and Beyond” will feature 18 paintings by Tom Murray . An opening reception for both exhibitions will be held on Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and both will be... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CBU Partners With Memphis Tilth for Local Food

Christian Brothers University and Aramark Food Services are proud to announce a new partnership with Memphis Tilth’s Bring It Food Hub Program , an aggregate distributor of local food, all of which is sourced from over three dozen farms within a 150-mile radius of Memphis. The purchasing agreement, which will increase the amount of locally produced food in CBU’s cafeteria, is an initiative of CBU’s Food Committee , whose vision is a university community committed to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, September 8, 2017

The Book Thief: Memphis Reads Public Author Events

MEMPHIS — Each year, Memphis Reads chooses a novel that is read by the Memphis community and celebrated by a month-long series of book-related events including panel discussions, art-related happenings, and film screenings. This year, Memphis Reads has selected the international best seller The Book Thief by Australian writer Marcus Zusak as its 2017 community read book. Appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 500 weeks, The Book Thief has... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, September 7, 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

Brooks Museum and CBU Featured in Museum Directors Publication

Seniors from Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Memphis participate in gallery discussions at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, while art therapy students from Christian Brothers University observe. (Photo: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art) MEMPHIS —   Memphis Brooks Museum of Art announced today that its Art Therapy Access Program is featured in the Association of Art Museum Directors ’ (AAMD’s) latest publication in its  Next Practices ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, June 28, 2017