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CBU Hosts Historic Menorah Lighting on Campus

Christian Brothers University (CBU) hosted its first-ever menorah lighting on campus, observing the first day of Hanukkah on December 2, 2018. The event was a cooperative effort among Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology Professor, Director of Pre-Professional Health Programs), Hillel of Memphis' Rabbi Jeremy Simons, and Russell Gourley of the CBU Physical Plant. Refreshments following the lighting were provided by CBU Residence Life. "Hanukkah always falls on the 25th day of Kislev, and the... Read More
Posted by Mary Nikkel at Friday, December 7, 2018

CBU Launches Construction, Engineering & Inspection Consortium

MEMPHIS, TN - The Gadomski School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has launched the Construction, Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) Consortium) to advance and share knowledge related to the construction industry among its members through education and research. Dr. Andrew Assadollahi, PE (CE&I Consortium Director and Department Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering), explained that the vision of CE&I is “to be a unique, world-class... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, November 29, 2018

CBU Ross Gallery Presents “The Death of Fear” Exhibition

Joint Exhibition Features Artwork by Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton and Nelson Gutierrez MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces a joint exhibition featuring two artists opening on November 2.  “The Death of Fear”  will feature works by  Sisavanh  Phouthavong Houghton  in the main gallery and works by  Nelson Gutierrez in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 26, 2018

CBU President Named “Outstanding Executive Leader” by Memphis Fundraising Professionals

MEMPHIS — Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of Christian Brothers University (CBU), will be honored as the “Outstanding Executive Leader” by the  Association of Fundraising Professionals  (Memphis Chapter)  at its annual  National Philanthropy Day Crystal Awards  on November 13 at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ross Gallery Presents Exhibitions by Roger Allan Cleaves and CBU Alumni

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces new exhibitions opening on September 28. “Breaking Ground” by  Roger Allan Cleaves  will be on display in the main gallery, and a selection works by of six  CBU Art Alumni  will be shown in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, October 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both shows will be on exhibition through... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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