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Earnest Duffie Joins CBU as Director of Human Resources

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) is pleased to announce the selection of Earnest Duffie as its Director of Human Resources. Duffie is a native of Memphis and brings over 20 years of human resources and leadership experience. He began his career in the US Army and has served in various human resources roles for industry-leading companies such as AutoZone, Coca-Cola, International Paper, and Time Warner. Duffie holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, November 7, 2017

CBU Launches Surface Water Institute

Unique Partnership with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, City of Memphis and Others Will Focus on Researching and Solving Complex Water Challenges Pictured above at the launch of the Surface Water Institute (l-r):  Dick Gadomski ,  Dr. John Smarrelli  (CBU President),  Manny Belen  (City of Memphis, Chief Engineer),  Mayor Jim Strickland ,  Dr. Louie Lin ,  Steve Dunavant  (CBU Board Chairman),  Dr. Siripong Malasri  (CBU Dean of... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, November 2, 2017

Christian Brothers of the Midwest Host 5th Annual Lasallian Day Memphis

Guest Speakers Include Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut, Brother Tom Sullivan, and Brother Getachew Nadew The Institute of the Brothers of the Christians Schools has five different Regions in over eighty countries throughout the Lasallian World. This year’s Lasallian Day Memphis, held on Wednesday, October 25 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., will feature the Region of Africa, specifically, the Lwanga District, which includes five countries: Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Nigeria and South... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, October 23, 2017

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

Ron Brandon Named CFO, Vice President for Administration & Finance

Ron Brandon has been named chief financial officer and vice president for administration & finance for Christian Brothers University (CBU), effective October 11, 2017. Brandon comes to CBU from the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, where he currently serves as chief financial officer. Previously, he was the CFO of Memphis-based Protech Systems Group, Inc. for eight years, following a stint in the same role with the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South. “It is with great enthusiasm... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, September 15, 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

The Book Thief: Memphis Reads Public Author Events

MEMPHIS — Each year, Memphis Reads chooses a novel that is read by the Memphis community and celebrated by a month-long series of book-related events including panel discussions, art-related happenings, and film screenings. This year, Memphis Reads has selected the international best seller The Book Thief by Australian writer Marcus Zusak as its 2017 community read book. Appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 500 weeks, The Book Thief has... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, September 7, 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