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Ross Gallery Opens New Exhibits by Crosthwait, Murray

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces the opening of two exhibits on October 13. In the main gallery, “Forgotten Fables and Footlong Fractals” will showcase roughly 30 multi-media works by Jimmy Crosthwait . In the gallery foyer, “Noumenon and Beyond” will feature 18 paintings by Tom Murray . An opening reception for both exhibitions will be held on Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and both will be... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CBU Ranks Low for Student Debt, According to Recent Studies

According to two recent studies, students of Christian Brothers University (CBU) graduate with less student loan debt that most of their contemporaries at other colleges and universities. The Student Loan Report ( studentloans.net ) recently published a new study analyzing how much private student loan debt new college graduates carry.. CBU is featured in the study for leaving its students with very little private student debt. CBU ranked #68 out of 800 private colleges and... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, September 29, 2017

CBU Ranked Among Top Universities 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) again enjoys top marks on a set of prestigious rankings of colleges and universities, according to recent lists from U.S. News & World Report , Forbes , and the Princeton Review . According to U.S. News & World Report, CBU is once... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, September 14, 2017

CBU Partners With Memphis Tilth for Local Food

Christian Brothers University and Aramark Food Services are proud to announce a new partnership with Memphis Tilth’s Bring It Food Hub Program , an aggregate distributor of local food, all of which is sourced from over three dozen farms within a 150-mile radius of Memphis. The purchasing agreement, which will increase the amount of locally produced food in CBU’s cafeteria, is an initiative of CBU’s Food Committee , whose vision is a university community committed to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, September 8, 2017

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 at age 78, and in the 61st year of his religious profession as a De La Salle Christian Brother. 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