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Brother Kevin Ryan, FSC: 1938-2017

It is with great sadness that we announce that Brother Kevin Ryan, FSC (Physics & Natural Science, Retired) passed away on Sunday, August 20. Funeral arrangements are pending, and the CBU Community will be informed as soon as they are finalized. Brother Kevin was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1938 and first encountered the Christian Brothers as his teachers at Cretin High School in St. Paul. He entered the Brothers in 1956 and received his BS and MEd degrees at St.... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, August 21, 2017

CBU President Joins Catholic Leaders in Call to Protect DACA Students

MEMPHIS — Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of Christian Brothers University (CBU), is among 65 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities who recently signed a letter calling upon Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to clarify the department’s practices and intentions regarding immigrants previously protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. The letter urges the secretary to carry out President Trump’s promise last month to protect DACA... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, May 26, 2017

A Call for Compassion and Unity

Dear Students,  Tuesday evening concluded one of the more polarizing political seasons in our nation’s history. Noting the often challenging rhetoric of the campaign, we find it encouraging that the president-elect struck a conciliatory tone during his victory speech, praising his opponent and voicing a desire to bring unity to the nation. Our campus should take heed. Whatever the future holds for the next four years, there is no license or mandate from this election for meanness... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, November 11, 2016

Buc Madness Kicks Off Basketball Seasons with Pep Rally, Celebration

MEMPHIS—The Christian Brothers University Lady Buc basketball team heads to the University of Tennessee-Martin next Monday, and the Buccaneer men’s team plays an exhibition game against the University of Memphis that same night. However, before they head to their respective games next week, the CBU community congregated in Canale Arena to cheer on their 2016-2017 teams in true Buccaneer fashion. The pep rally, entitled “Buc Madness,” consisted of contests, games, food,... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Christian Brothers University Food Committee Hosts Inaugural Food Week

MEMPHIS—During the week of October 24 – 28, members of the Christian Brothers University community will examine a topic that often goes unexplored, but permeates the majority of life: food. “Food Week” aims to connect CBU students with their local food system, raise awareness about the sources of food, and encourage appreciation for those who grow and produce the food we consume. The programs throughout the week are also intended to generate a strong degree of reflection... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 0 comments

September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds, Breaks Record for Volunteers

MEMPHIS—During the month of September, CBU students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteered at 30 different organizations around Memphis for the annual “September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds” initiative. The 384 volunteers  set a record for volunteers, who tallied a total of 1,862 hours served at different local agencies, and contributed $38,953 in volunteer labor costs (according to Independentsector.org, which calculates the value of a volunteer’s... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, October 14, 2016

CBU to Celebrate Change, Vision, and Honorees at 2016 Bell Tower Gala

MEMPHIS — This week, Christian Brothers University (CBU)  announced the honorees and details for its 2016 Bell Tower Gala. The fifth annual Bell Tower Gala will be held on November 12 in the Tennessee Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Memphis at 6:00 p.m. This year’s gala is generously presented by FedEx Corporation . During the evening’s program, guests will get the opportunity to relive the history of Lasallian education in Memphis, and ‘break ground’ for a... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, September 29, 2016

CBU Welcomes Brother Ryan Anderson, FSC as New Campus Minister

Joining the campus ministry team this year is Brother Ryan Anderson, FSC. Brother Ryan comes to CBU by way of Chicago, where he worked during his Novitiate year of formation. Prior to living in the Midwest, he completed a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling at La Salle University in Philadelphia, and a B.A. in Studio Art at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota as well. Brother Ryan grew up in the small town of Mapleton, Minnesota, with a “cornfield at the end of my... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, September 16, 2016

CBU Ranked by U.S. News, Forbes, Princeton Review

CBU Ranked in Top Tier of Southern Universities by U.S. News; Also Listed Among the “Best in the Southeast” by Princeton Review and “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes MEMPHIS - Christian Brothers University (CBU) continues to claim its place among the Top Tier of Southern Universities according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” It is also ranked among the best colleges and universities in the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Events, Dates, Program Announced for Alumni and Parents Weekend

MEMPHIS — Dates, events, and programs during the 2016 Alumni and Parents Weekend are now published online! During the four-day program, alums and parents of currents students are invited to pay a visit to the CBU and partake in a robust schedule of activities both on and off campus. One of the main goals, in Alumni Director Terez Wilson’s words, is “to come back to campus to assist students with navigating the path to success after college.” And while many alums... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, September 2, 2016 | 0 comments