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Christian Brothers University PA Program Awarded HRSA Grant

Grant will fund project to deliver primary care services in medically underserved communities MEMPHIS – The Physician Assistant Studies program at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been awarded an $835,00 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The five-year grant will fund a project to strengthen access and deliver primary care services in rural, medically underserved communities with high... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, June 21, 2019

Nadia Bonner-Burton Signs as CBU's First Rugby Player

MEMPHIS — Brian Summers, athletics director at Christian Brothers University (CBU), has announced the addition of Nadia Bonner-Burton to the CBU women's rugby team. "I am pleased to welcome Nadia as CBU's first official women's rugby athlete commitment," said Summers. "She is a talented young woman who will help us initiate the future culture of our rugby program." Bonner-Burton graduated magna cum laude with a 3.7 GPA this past spring from... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, June 21, 2019

Mayor Jim Strickland is Speaker at CBU Commencement

MEMPHIS — The Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced that Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland  will deliver the address at the University’s 2019 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 11. The ceremony, the last at which current President John Smarrelli will preside before his retirement in June, will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Signaigo Field on CBU’s campus, weather permitting. There, the University... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Jack Shannon Named 23rd President of Christian Brothers University

MEMPHIS – The Christian Brothers University Board of Trustees today announced that Jack Shannon has been selected as the 23rd president of Christian Brothers University (CBU).  Shannon is a distinguished higher education leader with many years of experience directing not only academic and student-centered initiatives but also public/private partnerships focused on economic development in some of the most economically-challenged communities in the country. Shannon comes to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Vanderhaar Symposium Recognizes Aylen Mercado with Student Peace Award

Zane Turner (’20) also to be recognized as award finalist The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is pleased to announce the recipient of its annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Student Peace Award. This award honors the Mid-South area college student who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of active nonviolence consistent with Dr. Vanderhaar’s life and work and has been involved in peace and justice work in our community. This year’s... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, April 4, 2019

Finance Program at CBU is the 2019 Best for the Money in Tennessee

MEMPHIS – The accredited degree program in Finance at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been ranked as a “Best Value for the Money” in the annual nationwide ranking of U.S. colleges and universities by College Factual. National Rankings Review The Finance program at CBU is ranked #28 out of 378 programs at colleges and universities in the United States reviewed as “Best for the Money.” This places CBU’s Finance program in the Top 10% of all such... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, March 6, 2019

CBU Chemistry Program Receives American Chemical Society Approval

MEMPHIS – Christian Brothers University (CBU) recently received notification from the American Chemical Society (ACS) that its baccalaureate chemistry program has been added to its list of ACS-approved programs. With this approval, the CBU chemistry program joins 14 other ACS-approved undergraduate chemistry programs in Tennessee, two of which are in Memphis – Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. The approval process, according to ACS, “provides a mechanism for... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, January 25, 2019

Celebrating 300 Years of the Lasallian Mission

  The Vatican has declared 2019 as a Jubilee Year (November 17, 2018 - December 31, 2019) to recognize the 300th anniversary of the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle (April 30, 1719). “A Jubilee Year offers the opportunity to express our faith through concrete actions in favor of those most in need. I invite all of you to celebrate the jubilee through practical acts of kindness and service to young people yearning for mercy and compassion,” says Brother... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, December 19, 2018

CBU Launches Construction, Engineering & Inspection Consortium

MEMPHIS, TN - The Gadomski School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has launched the Construction, Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) Consortium) to advance and share knowledge related to the construction industry among its members through education and research. Dr. Andrew Assadollahi, PE (CE&I Consortium Director and Department Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering), explained that the vision of CE&I is “to be a unique, world-class... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, November 29, 2018

CBU Ross Gallery Presents “The Death of Fear” Exhibition

Joint Exhibition Features Artwork by Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton and Nelson Gutierrez MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces a joint exhibition featuring two artists opening on November 2.  “The Death of Fear”  will feature works by  Sisavanh  Phouthavong Houghton  in the main gallery and works by  Nelson Gutierrez in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 26, 2018