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Category: School of Arts

Vanderhaar Symposium at CBU Looks at “Who Gets to Be American”

Stephanie Teatro Will Speak on “Who Gets to Be American: Immigration Policy and Our Multicultural Democracy” The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to present  Who Gets to Be American: Immigration Policy and Our Multicultural Democracy  with  Stephanie Teatro , co-executive director of the Tennessee Immigration and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), as the keynote speaker for its thirteenth annual symposium on... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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

Memphis Reads selects "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

Memphis Reads has selected the international best seller The Book Thief by Australian writer Markus Zusak as its 2017 community-read book. Appearing on The New York Times bestseller list for more than 500 weeks, The Book Thief has received numerous awards, including the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children’s Literature and the Michael L. Printz Honor from the American Library Association. Each year, Memphis Reads chooses a novel that is read by the Memphis... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, May 5, 2017

Activist, Author, and Speaker Shaka Senghor Selected as Speaker for Vanderhaar Symposium on March 31

MEMPHIS—Christian Brothers University (CBU) will welcome author, activist, and speaker Shaka Senghor to campus for the twelfth annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium on Friday, March 31, 2017. Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and the president and co-founder of  #BeyondPrisons, an initiative designed to uplift the voices and experiences of those impacted by the criminal justice system. His memoir,  Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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

Teaching to Teach

CBU’s Nationally Accredited Education Department Approved for Middle School Licensure, Reaches Out Into the Memphis Community Dr. Samantha Alperin, chair of the CBU Department of Educatio n Christian Brothers University received renewal of its accreditation under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for initial teacher preparation and advanced teacher preparation this year. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, November 28, 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

Author Jesmyn Ward to Speak at CBU, Along with Month-long Memphis Reads Programming

MEMPHIS— Memphis Reads, the citywide community reading program sponsored by Christian Brothers University (CBU), the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, and numerous other partners throughout the City, will host author  Jesmyn Ward at CBU on Wednesday, September 28. Ward is the author of  Salvage the Bones , a novel that explicates themes of family, survival, and belonging in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ward will speak at the University Theater on the CBU... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Alumnus and MACS Student Releases Book on Sports and Spirituality

MEMPHIS — Anthony Maranise, a current candidate for the Master of Arts in Catholic Studies at Christian Brothers University (CBU), recently released the second edition of his book, Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying , published by the Order of Saint Benedict (Charleston, SC). The release is in advance of Maranise joining fellow Christian sports scholars from across the globe at the Inaugural Global Congress for Sports and Christianity (IGCSC), which... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, July 1, 2016

BFA Showcase and Castings Literary Journal Highlight Creativity of CBU Students

MEMPHIS- Christian Brothers University fine arts students showcased their creative work to friends and guests in the re-purposed industrial space of Marshall Arts Gallery in a one-night exhibition on April 15. For the second year in a row, the Bachelor of Fine Arts senior showcase and the university’s Castings literary journal collaborated to share the creative work of CBU students in an off-campus exhibit setting. At the event, guests had the chance to pick up a copy of Castings and see... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, April 21, 2016