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Christian Brothers University Commits to Living Wage for Employees

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) announces that the Board of Trustees of the university approved a plan at its October 28 meeting to bring all CBU employees to a living wage of $15 an hour. “Christian Brothers University’s values are based upon the beliefs and educational philosophy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, who advocated education for the poor,” said Jack Shannon, president of CBU. “Thus, a just and living wage for our employees is in line... Read More
at Tuesday, November 5, 2019

CBU Celebrates the Inauguration of Jack Shannon as the University’s 23rd President

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University will celebrate the inauguration of Jack Shannon as its 23rd president throughout the week of September 29 - October 5. Members from all parts of the CBU community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—will join together for various events to welcome President Shannon to the CBU family. To celebrate CBU’s Lasallian heritage, excellence in education, and commitment to service, the University has... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 4, 2019

CBU Lasallian College Provides Benefits to STEM Students

MEMPHIS — Eighteen students from Shelby County are taking advantage of a unique opportunity offered by Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis. CBU’s Lasallian College provides special benefits and services exclusively to Shelby County graduates who plan to major in any one of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or math). Dr. Johnell A. Goins, director of the Lasallian College, has high hopes for the Lasallian College scholars. “I am really... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Ross Gallery Presents "The Great Moon Hoax" by Mark Schoon and Casey McGuire

Mark Schoon and  Casey McGuire “The Great Moon Hoax: Science and the Recreation of the Artificial” Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery, CBU September 20 - October 30, 2109 Opening Reception: Friday, September 20; 5:30-7:30 p.m. LEFT: Casey McGuire & Mark Schoon,  Comet 67P Churyumov–Gerasimenko , 40 x 40 inches, archival pigment print, 2018 RIGHT: Casey McGuire & Mark Schoon,  Silver and Gold , 16 x 16 inches, cyanotype, 2016 ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, September 12, 2019

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

CBU moves into top 25 of Southern Regional Universities MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) continues to garner high marks from a list of prestigious rankings of colleges and universities, according to recent data released by U.S. News & World Report , the  Princeton Review , and Forbes. According to a list released September 9 by U.S. News & World Report, CBU jumped 14 spots — from #39 to #25 — among the top  Southern Regional... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Fresh Reads and Memphis Reads Select Locally Written History to Celebrate Memphis Bicentennial

Christian Brothers University’s “Fresh Reads” program and the citywide “Memphis Reads” program have selected a locally produced history of the city to celebrate the Memphis bicentennial. Memphis: 200 Years Together   brings together local writers and scholars to cover the breadth and depth of Memphis history, politics, culture, business, music, food, religion, sports, and art. From the Chickasaw Indians, the Civil War, and the yellow fever epidemic to the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Ross Gallery Presents Exhibits by Justin Bowles and Melissa Wilkinson

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) announces two new exhibitions which will be on display through September 11, 2019. In the main gallery, Justin Bowles has created an installation entitled Temple of the Cha-Cha-Hua , while Melissa Wilkinson   exhibits a series of watercolor paintings collectively titled “Copia” in the gallery foyer. A public reception for both exhibitions will be held on Friday, August 23 from 5:30... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Christian Brothers University PA Program Awarded HRSA Grant

Grant will fund project to deliver primary care services in medically underserved communities MEMPHIS – The Physician Assistant Studies program at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been awarded an $835,00 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The five-year grant will fund a project to strengthen access and deliver primary care services in rural, medically underserved communities with high... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, June 21, 2019

Nadia Bonner-Burton Signs as CBU's First Rugby Player

MEMPHIS — Brian Summers, athletics director at Christian Brothers University (CBU), has announced the addition of Nadia Bonner-Burton to the CBU women's rugby team. "I am pleased to welcome Nadia as CBU's first official women's rugby athlete commitment," said Summers. "She is a talented young woman who will help us initiate the future culture of our rugby program." Bonner-Burton graduated magna cum laude with a 3.7 GPA this past spring from... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, June 21, 2019

Mayor Jim Strickland is Speaker at CBU Commencement

MEMPHIS — The Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced that Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland  will deliver the address at the University’s 2019 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 11. The ceremony, the last at which current President John Smarrelli will preside before his retirement in June, will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Signaigo Field on CBU’s campus, weather permitting. There, the University... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, May 8, 2019