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After 10 Years of Service, John Smarrelli to Leave CBU Presidency in June

by  Jennifer Pignolet , Memphis Commercial Appeal At least once a semester, Christian Brothers University President John Smarrelli, who also happens to be a biochemist, pops into an introductory biology class to see if he's "still got it." "A little rusty, let's put it that way," Smarrelli said of his last appearance in front of a classroom.  He'll soon have a lot more time to sharpen his teaching skills if he wants.  This... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 12, 2018

CBU Once Again Highly Rated by U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes in Annual College Rankings

University also named a “College of Distinction” and cited for value and high alumni salaries MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) again enjoys top marks on a set of prestigious rankings of colleges and universities, according to recent lists from  U.S. News & World Report ,  Forbes , and the  Princeton Review . According to U.S. News & World Report, CBU is once again ranked among the top  Southern Regional Universities ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Carriere Chronicles History of Nativist Political Party in New Book

A book by Dr. Marius M. Carriere , professor of History & Political Science at Christian Brothers University (CBU), entitled The Know Nothings in Louisiana , has been published by the University Press of Mississippi. The book chronicles the history of a startling new political party that appeared on the American scene in the 1850s. Both its members and its critics called the new party by various names, but to most it was known as the Know Nothing Party. It reignited political fires... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 12, 2018

Joseph Turek Named Dean of CBU School of Business

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University’s (CBU) vice president for academics and student life, Paul A. Haught, has announced the appointment of Joseph H. Turek as dean of CBU’s School of Business effective June 1. Turek comes to CBU from Lynchburg College in Virginia where he served as dean of the School of Business and Economics (SOBE) from 2007 to 2017 after serving as director of the Walter G. Mason Center for Business and Economic Research. “We are very... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ross Gallery Hosts “Connecting Memphis” Exhibition by Cindy McMillion

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces the opening of an exhibition of selections from the “Connecting Memphis” photography-and-storytelling project by Cindy McMillion on May 18. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the project will be on exhibit through July 18. From August 2014 to February 2017, Cindy McMillion conducted a community storytelling project called... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan

Dr. Altha Stewart is Speaker at CBU Commencement

MEMPHIS — The Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced that alumna Altha Stewart, MD will deliver the address at the University’s 2018 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at Signaigo Field on CBU’s campus, where the university will confirm associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees to 470 participating graduates in the fields of liberal arts, fine arts, accounting, business, engineering and the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, April 30, 2018

Ross Gallery Hosts Exhibitions by Tullos-Leonard and Woodturners

Claudia Tullos-Leonard, Dogwood, 2017, oil on canvas, 36” x 48” MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces the opening of two exhibitions on March 9. In the main gallery,  “Looking at the World”  will showcase paintings by Memphis artist  Claudia Tullos-Leonard . In the gallery foyer,  “Riding the Bevel”  will feature works by artists from the  Mid-South Woodturners Guild... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, March 12, 2018

CBU and City of Memphis Honor First Graduates of Professional Development Institute

Among the graduates of the PDI Program were Fire Services officials (l-r) Daryl Payton, Michael Jubirt, Gina Sweat, and Dale Lock  MEMPHIS — The City of Memphis and Christian Brothers University (CBU) hosted a graduation ceremony on March 1 in the Hall of Mayors in City Hall for the first 34 graduates of the Professional Development Institute (PDI) Senior Leadership Program. CBU’s College of Adult Professional Studies (CAPS) created the program in response... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, March 1, 2018

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

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