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Commencement Honors Class of 2016

MEMPHIS — On May 14, hundreds of graduates, faculty, staff, and guests gathered on Signaigo Field under sunny skies to participate in the 2016 Commencement ceremony at Christian Brothers University. Throughout the two-hour ceremony, 381 of this year’s 456 graduates received diplomas for their completion of undergraduate, graduate, and certifications. Of the 381 graduates who participated, 47 received awards in their various schools and societies.    Dr. John Smarrelli,... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 0 comments

BFA Showcase and Castings Literary Journal Highlight Creativity of CBU Students

MEMPHIS- Christian Brothers University fine arts students showcased their creative work to friends and guests in the re-purposed industrial space of Marshall Arts Gallery in a one-night exhibition on April 15. For the second year in a row, the Bachelor of Fine Arts senior showcase and the university’s Castings literary journal collaborated to share the creative work of CBU students in an off-campus exhibit setting. At the event, guests had the chance to pick up a copy of Castings and see... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 0 comments

Earth Week 2016 Celebrated on Campus

Get ready to "Go Green" as CBU celebrates Earth Week   in collaboration with CBU Sustainability, Food Recovery Network, Vanderhaar Symposium, and the TN Renewable Energy Economic Council during the week of April 19-22! The week's program aims to cultivate a deeper recognition of issues related to the environment, sustainability, and initiatives taking place on campus by various organizations. We are especially excited to welcome activist, founder, speaker, and 2013 CNN "Hero of the Year"... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, April 15, 2016 | 0 comments

CBU Inducts Three into the Athletic Hall of Fame

MEMPHIS-The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame announces its Class of 2016, featuring three inductees. This year's induction banquet was held on Friday, April 8  in Sabbatini Lounge in the Thomas Center. Kevin McArthy starred in basketball from 1983 to 1985. In 71 games, he scored 1,037 points with 184 rebounds, 140 assists and 76 steals. He shot 57.2 percent from the field, which ranks sixth in school history, and his 14.6 points per game are good for 16th in school... Read More
Posted by Wendy Sumner-Winter at Monday, April 11, 2016

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students Give $57,000 to Annual Fund in Single Day

MEMPHIS – On Tuesday, alums, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the university showed their generosity and celebrated the inaugural “Day of Giving” by contributing $57,000 to the CBU annual fund in less than 24 hours. The campaign aimed for collecting 145 gifts (to commemorate the 145 years CBU has existed as a college), which would have been matched by a $25,000 gift from Steve ('72) and Debbie Waechter. As the number of gifts climbed and eventually surpassed... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, April 8, 2016 | 0 comments

Championing Completion: Improving College Outcomes for Pell Students

Dr. John Smarrelli, President of Christian Brothers University, Participates in Meeting with U.S. Department of Education Officials on Increasing Access and Supporting Strong Outcomes for Low-Income Students  On March 24, 2016,  President John Smarrelli attended a meeting hosted by the U.S. Department of Education focused on highlighting institutions across the country that are making significant strides in increasing graduation rates among Pell-eligible students. “For... Read More
Posted by Wendy Sumner-Winter at Thursday, March 24, 2016

CBU Announces Major Scholarship Recipients for Incoming Freshman Class

MEMPHIS — The Christian Brothers University Office of Admissions has announced the recipients of several major, competitive scholarships granted to incoming freshmen for the 2016-17 academic year. These scholarships require extensive applications and a day of interviews and other activities on campus. “These scholarship awardees are selected by a multi-step process, which includes an on-campus scholarship event,” said Kristi Forman, Director of Admissions at CBU. “It’s a very competitive... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Chad Pregracke Selected as Speaker for Vanderhaar Symposium on April 21

MEMPHIS, TN — As the founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization and the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year , Chad Pregracke tells a compelling story about growing up on the Mississippi river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean it up and start the internationally recognized not-for-profit, Living Lands & Waters .    Growing up in East Moline, IL on the banks of the Mississippi, Chad worked as a commercial shell diver during... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, March 4, 2016 | 0 comments

CBU Welcomes Food, Inc. and The Omnivore's Dilemma Farmer, Joel Salatin, to Campus

MEMPHIS – Local farmers Brandon Pugh and Ray Tyler’s Small Farms for Big Change will present a film about Virginian farmer, author, and activist Joel Salatin at Christian Brothers University this Saturday, February 27. The film, Polyfaces , will be shown in University Theater at 7 p.m, with a Q&A discussion with Joel Salatin, followed by a reception after the screening. Salatin is well know for being featured in the groundbreaking documentary film Food, Inc , as well as ... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 0 comments

CBU Education Department Nationally Accredited, Approved for State Licensure in Middle Grades

CBU Education Department Nationally Accredited, Approved for State Licensure in Middle Grades   MEMPHIS – Christian Brothers University (CBU) recently received renewal of its accreditation under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards for initial teacher preparation and advanced teacher preparation. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in P-12... Read More
Posted by Wendy Sumner-Winter at Friday, February 19, 2016