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Earth Week 2016 Celebrated on Campus

Get ready to "Go Green" as CBU celebrates Earth Week   in collaboration with CBU Sustainability, Food Recovery Network, Vanderhaar Symposium, and the TN Renewable Energy Economic Council during the week of April 19-22! The week's program aims to cultivate a deeper recognition of issues related to the environment, sustainability, and initiatives taking place on campus by various organizations. We are especially excited to welcome activist, founder, speaker, and 2013 CNN "Hero of the Year"... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, April 15, 2016

CBU Launches $70 Million Capital Campaign for Advancing Education

MEMPHIS — Tonight at a celebratory reception, representatives of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced the public launch of a $70 million capital campaign. “Faith in Progress: The Campaign for Advancing Education” now stands as the largest campaign in the history of Memphis’ oldest university. To date, over $30 million of the campaign goal has been secured. The endeavor reflects the University’s vision for the future through elevated programming, improved facilities, an increased... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kenrick Farewell Picnic Brings CBU Community Together to Commemorate Legacy of Kenrick Hall

Thousands of graduates have crossed the iconic yellow and brown CBC seal at the entrance of Kenrick Hall as they entered to learn and left to serve over the last 75 years; and this weekend they had the chance to do so one last time. Almost two hundred CBC, CBHS and CBU alumni throughout the region gathered on the lawn in front of Kenrick Hall on Saturday, May 23rd to re-visit the hallways and classrooms where they once learned about early civilizations and slogged... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CBU Commencement Celebrates Class of 2015

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2015 with its official Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. at Signaigo Field on the CBU campus. The ceremony will be presided over by Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., President of CBU; John Mitchell Graves, Chair of the CBU Board of Trustees; and Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut, Director of the Christian Brothers Community. CBU will confer 228 Bachelor degrees at the ceremony from the Rose Deal... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, May 14, 2015

CBU Awards Top Scholarships for Incoming Freshman Class

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) has announced the 2015 recipients of the Trustee Scholarship and  Leadership Scholarship , the most prestigious financial aid awards granted by the university awarded annually to members of its incoming freshman class. Both scholarships require extensive applications and a day of interviews and other activities on campus. “The scholarship awardees are selected by committee review following the on-campus scholarship event days,” said Kristi... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, March 12, 2015

CBU Will Host Speaker on "Faith and Our Food System"

MEMPHIS — The Christian Brothers University Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith will present  Dr. Jennifer Ayres on March 26 with an address entitled “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System.” Dr. Ayres' lecture will take place in CBU's University Theater at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CBU Honored as a “College Of Distinction”

    MEMPHIS – Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been honored as a “ College of Distinction ” by the publishers of Colleges of Distinction, a website ( ) and corresponding e-guidebook dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. CBU is one of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on its excellence in four areas of distinctions: engaged students, great... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Students Needed to Help with Research on Brain Activity

The CBU Department of Behavioral Sciences is looking for students who are interested in helping to study brain activity related to tasks involving emotion, attention, memory, language, literature, leadership/service, and different mental states (e.g., meditation). Last semester, CBU acquired an advanced system to record electroencephalograms (EEG) using caps placed on the head(s) of one or two people. This system allows us to measure brain activity from various areas of people’s brains. ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, January 15, 2015

CBU's NAACP Chapter Hosts "Knowledge is Power Teach-In"

MEMPHIS ­─ The Christian Brothers University’s (CBU) chapter of the NAACP hosted a “Knowledge is Power Teach-In” on December 11 to educate students, faculty and community members about race relations and current issues plaguing the African-American community.   Students and community members gathered in the Sabbatini Lounge to participate in a discussion surrounding recent incidents that led to the deaths of two African-American men, Eric Garner and Michael Brown, both involving... Read More
Posted by Mye Griffin at Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Memphis Reads Author Dinaw Mengestu to Appear at CBU and Memphis Public Library

Memphis Reads, the citywide community reading program sponsored by Christian Brothers University and the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, in cooperation with the Memphis Mayor’s Office, will host author Dinaw Mengestu at both the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library and CBU on November 4. Mengestu is the author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears , which was chosen by Memphis Reads as the inaugural book for its annual reading program to promote literacy in the city. The... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, October 28, 2014