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CBU Appoints New Director of Nursing

MEMPHIS — Dr. Jennifer Hitt has been appointed as director of the Nursing Program at Christian Brothers University (CBU). The director is responsible for overseeing CBU’s RN to BSN program and accreditation, and has the lead role implementing a vision for the program’s sustainability and growth. Dr. Hitt brings a wealth and diversity of experience in nursing and nurse education and has worked in higher education for over a decade. Hitt comes to CBU most recently having... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 13, 2017

CBU to Host 2016 MHIRT Symposium on September 17

MEMPHIS — This Saturday, students will present their summer research at the 2016 Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Symposium. This past summer, 14 students traveled to sites in Brazil, Uganda, and Nicaragua to engage in research related to biomedical science, behavioral science, environmental science and/or public health. Students spent a total of 10 weeks in these countries, and conducted research within their areas of interest.... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Monday, September 12, 2016

McGuffee Appointed Dean of School of Sciences

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University has named Dr. James W. McGuffee to fill the position of Dean of the School of Sciences , one of the four major academic schools that comprise the University. McGuffee comes to CBU from Northern Kentucky University, where he served as chair of the Computer Science department in the NKU College of Informatics from 2013 to 2016. He fills the position following the 19-year tenure of Dr. Johnny Holmes, who retired as dean to return to the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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 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 ( collegesofdistinction.com ) 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

Fitzgerald Named ARVO Gold Fellow

Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald presenting at a recent meeting of the Society for Neuroscience MEMPHIS – Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald , Christian Brothers University (CBU) professor of biology, has been elevated to a Gold Level Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). ARVO Fellows serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and help further ARVO’s vision “to facilitate the advancement of vision research... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, December 18, 2014

Six Christian Brothers Affiliated With CBU Celebrate Jubilee Anniversaries

Six De La Salle Christian Brothers affiliated with Christian Brothers University (CBU) will be among the 21 being honored by the Midwest District for their Jubilee ceremonies on July 19 at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. Brother Robert Staub, Professor Emeritus in Biology, entered the Christian Brothers in 1939 and is celebrating his 75th year. He received his B.S. in Biology from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and was given his first teaching assignment at De La Salle High... Read More
Posted by Wendy Sumner-Winter at Thursday, July 10, 2014

CBU To Graduate First Class Of Physician Assistants In Memphis

MEMPHIS — On May 17, Christian Brothers University (CBU) will claim the distinction of graduating the first class of physician assistants educated in the city of Memphis — 31 students who were admitted into the first cohort of the city’s first PA program. “To be a part of not only the first master’s class in Physician Assistant Studies program at CBU, but also the first in the city of Memphis, is truly an honor,” said Cecilia Maxwell, a member of the graduating class. “I am proud to say that... Read More
Posted by Wendy Sumner-Winter at Thursday, May 8, 2014

“Women In STEM” Panel At CBU

Women in Engineering  (WIE) and the  Society of Women Engineers  (SWE) will host a panel discussion on “Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)”  on November 15, 5:30-8:00 p.m., in Sabbatini Lounge in the Thomas Center on the campus of Christian Brothers University. Students and professionals are welcome at this FREE event. Panelists include women from the industry and academia. They will discuss various topics such as their career path,... Read More
Posted by Wendy Sumner-Winter at Monday, November 4, 2013