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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

CBU Board of Trustees Welcomes Three New Members

MEMPHIS – The Board of Trustees at Christian Brothers University welcomes three new members: Cathy Ross is the former CFO and EVP at FedEx, now retired. Cathy has endowed a scholarship in the CBU School of Business and has freely given of her time as a volunteer mentor to CBU students. She holds a B.A. degree from CBU and an MBA in Finance from the University of Memphis. Cathy has won numerous awards including the Black Enterprise “Woman of Power Legacy Award,” the ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Memphis Reads selects "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak

Memphis Reads has selected the international best seller The Book Thief by Australian writer Markus Zusak as its 2017 community-read book. Appearing on The New York Times bestseller list for more than 500 weeks, The Book Thief has received numerous awards, including the Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Children’s Literature and the Michael L. Printz Honor from the American Library Association. Each year, Memphis Reads chooses a novel that is read by the Memphis... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, May 5, 2017

Governor Haslam to Deliver CBU Commencement Address

MEMPHIS — The Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will deliver the address at the University’s 2017 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Signaigo Field on CBU’s campus. CBU will confer the honoris causa (honorary doctorate) on Governor Haslam in recognition of his outstanding commitment to improving higher education across the state of Tennessee,... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grant Awarded to Improve Pedestrian Access in CBU Neighborhood

MEMPHIS — A $750,000 grant for pedestrian infrastructure improvements to the southern border of Christian Brothers University along Central Avenue is the largest among the Transportation Alternatives grants recently awarded by the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization to the City of Memphis and the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA). The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a federal source of grants restricted for use on infrastructure projects that address... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, March 6, 2017

Know Justice. Know Peace.

Two-Day Collaboration between Three Organizations Addresses Civil and Human Rights (l-r) Shaka Senghor, Gabriela Benitez, Josh Spickler, Mahal Burr, Valerie Kaur MEMPHIS — In a first-ever collaboration, the Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium at Christian Brothers University (CBU), the Gandhi King Conference , and the National Civil Rights Museum have collaborated to organize two days of compassion discussion that will welcome dynamic speakers and... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, March 2, 2017

CBU Selects Deborah Blanchard as Vice President for Communications & Marketing

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University is pleased to welcome  Deborah Blanchard as its new Vice President for Communications  & Marketing.  A 25-year professional with extensive higher education experience, Blanchard most recently managed marketing and communications for the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. Previously, she directed the marketing, communications, and public relations efforts for Lynchburg College in Virginia... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, March 2, 2017

CBU Community Mourns the Loss of Brother Robert Staub, FSC

MEMPHIS—Brother Robert Staub, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Christian Brothers University/Christian Brothers College, died on January 10, 2017 — 19 days before what was to be his 95th birthday. Brother Robert was born in Chicago, IL into a family of nine children. He joined the Christian Brothers Religious Order in 1939 and remained a faith-filled and service-oriented religious brother for 77 years. Brother Robert came to Memphis in 1950, and except for five years in his... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Activist, Author, and Speaker Shaka Senghor Selected as Speaker for Vanderhaar Symposium on March 31

MEMPHIS—Christian Brothers University (CBU) will welcome author, activist, and speaker Shaka Senghor to campus for the twelfth annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium on Friday, March 31, 2017. Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and the president and co-founder of  #BeyondPrisons, an initiative designed to uplift the voices and experiences of those impacted by the criminal justice system. His memoir,  Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CBU and Baptist College Face Off in the Second Annual Inter-Professional Health Care Case Study Challenge

MEMPHIS—Christian Brothers University (CBU) and Baptist College of Health Sciences will compete in the second annual Inter-Professional Health Care Case Study Challenge at Baptist Hospital on February 21. The collaboration between the two private institutions is a continuation of last year’s inaugural event , which was held in the University Theater on the CBU campus, and reflects the larger goal of preparing students for the fast-paced, ever-changing world of healthcare in... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 0 comments