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Founder's Week


Founder’s Week honors the Legacy of our Founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, who founded an Institute in the Catholic Church for the purpose of teaching, particularly the young and the poor. The De La Salle Christian Brothers were first founded in the 17th century, and almost 350 years later the Teaching Methods of the first Brothers live on in some 80 countries around the world. 

Lasallian Brothers, affiliated members, and lay men and women around the world have embraced the Lasallian traditions of "Faith, Service, and Community" and "Together and by Association." Christian Brothers University is one of some 70 colleges and universities around the world. In the North American Region, we have seven universities (one of which, Bethlehem University, is actually in the Holy Land). 

DON'T FORGET TO USE THE HASHTAG #CBUfoundersweek ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND INSTAGRAM THROUGHOUT THE WEEK!

MORE EVENTS AND DETAILS TO COME!


Sunday, April 7

FOUNDER’S DAY MASS 
11:00 a.m. | Stritch Chapel


Monday, April 8: INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

COMMUTER BREAKFAST
8:30-10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Hall Breezeway

FOUNDER’S LUNCH
In celebration of St. John Baptist de La Salle and our Lasallian heritage, enjoy a French-themed lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall. 11:00am-1:30pm

FOUNDER’S DAY TRIVIA
7:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall

Trivia competition with Lasallian, CBU, and Memphis trivia. Fun time of fellowship! Please register at this link!


Tuesday, April 9: FAITH IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

LASALLIAN LINKS
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in  Alfonso Dining Hall Foyer
 
Students will be able to stop by a table to write what being Lasallian means to them on a strip of paper signifying the shared, but unique bond we have at CBU.

LASALLIAN LIFE: JOURNEY OF A DE LA SALLE CHRISTIAN BROTHER
5:00 p.m. in Living Learning Center Classroom

Come and listen to our panel of De La Salle Christian Brothers that have lived  their lives of faith, service, and community in a variety of ways. Light refreshments will be served and small prizes will be given out.


Wednesday, April 10: CONCERN FOR THE POOR AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

BROTHER JAMES MILLER, FSC: The Man, The Martyr, The Mission
Presented by Brother Tom Sullivan • 
12:00–12:45 p.m. in Thomas Center 100
Bring your lunch and learn about the life of Br. James Miller, a man who lived for others through a life of commitment, service, and love. Br. James will be the first De La Salle Brother from the United States to be beatified.   

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
2:00-3:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel 

We will ask those in attendance to pray for issues of injustice and poverty in their communities, society, and in the world. 

PB&J SERVICE 
3:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall 

Prepare sandwiches that are donated to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Memphis. 


Thursday, April 11: RESPECT FOR ALL PERSONS

I BELIEVE SURVIVORS
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in  Alfonso Dining Hall

Informational table with “I Believe Survivors” coloring pages and t-shirts decorated for increasing awareness of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Supplies will be provided.

HIGHLIGHTING THE MARIPOSA COLLECTIVE
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in  Alfonso Dining Hall

FARMERS ON THE QUAD 
12:00-2:00 p.m. in Buckman Quadrangle 

Come join the Student Activities Council at CBU’s favorite traditional event! The first 250 students will receive tickets to use towards the wonderful food vendors from the Memphis community! Be sure to bring your student ID! 

BREWING STRONG LEADERSHIP: A Leadership Development Series with SGA 
6:30-8:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium 

Interested in growing your leadership skills and your understanding of who you are as a leader? Grab a cup of coffee with SGA as they invite CBU students, faculty, staff, and Memphis community leaders to tell their story and unpack the life’s tough questions about leadership! Join us as we brew strong leadership at CBU! 


Friday, April 12: QUALITY EDUCATION

THANKS4TEACHING CAMPAIGN
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in  Alfonso Dining Hall 

Stop by to write a note of gratitude to someone who has positively impacted your Lasallian educational journey.

BLACK ALUMNI AUTHORS: A Panel Discussion on Black Authorship 
5:30 p.m. in Living Learning Center 104 


The BSA hosts a panel discussion on black authorship with three CBU alumni: Candous Brown (BA ‘07, MAT ‘12), author of My Life as an Educator: What my Teacher Education Program Didn’t Teach MeBrandy Chalmers (BA ‘06), author of Captain Love and the Important Lesson; and Martinis Jackson (BA ‘06, MAT ‘08), author of Justice My Way: Memoirs of a Black Prosecutor.