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The Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game in Canale Arena on March 13 helped raise more than $250 for the Disaster Relief Fund for Union University. The CBU "Legends" team of faculty/staff defeated the CBU "Rookies" team by a score of 63-59. Joe Nadicksbernd, CBU Athletic Director, and Mario Brown, Director of Student Activities, also presented the Union University softball team with a check for $1,050 on February 28 on behalf of CBU faculty/staff and students. The Office of Student Life would also like to especially thank those who attended the “Oh, What a Relief It Is!” fundraiser on February 27.
(photo above courtesy of Curt Rogers)

Henry Brenner (Advancement) has been nominated for The Commercial Appeal’s 2008 Jefferson Award which is presented in recognition for community service. His community involvement includes service on the boards of Ave Maria Home, The Mid-South Fair, 100 Club of Memphis, the Fire Museum of Memphis and the Memphis Development Foundation. The local winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 1, at the Peabody Hotel Continental Ballroom. More>
Mario E. Brown (Student Life) made a presentation at the 2008 National Association for Campus Activities conference in St. Louis on February 17. The presentation focused on the idea of African-American students transcending current identity and social theories. The presentation then purported examples of creatively designing transformative programs for African-American student development. He also contributed to writing the culture and history section of the NPHC Membership Intake Guide, published by the Association of Fraternity Advisors, which contains fundamental information campus fraternity/sorority professionals need to most effectively work with NPHC chapters and foster their success, especially as it pertains to bringing new members into the fold.
Marly Hazen (History '08) recently represented the Honors Program at the Business Today conference March 1-2 at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas. At the conference Marly took part in debate and dialogue with business executives from around the country on such topics as globalization, supply chaining, logistics, social networking, IT, and sustainability. Business Today is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 by Steve Forbes to encourage debate and dialogue between students and business executives.

Michael Herr (Biology '08) attended a conference entitled "Focus on Fungal Infections" in San Antonio. He presented a poster on his senior research project entitled "Breakthrough Mould Infections and Changing Epidemiology Related to Voriconazole Prophylaxis in Pediatric Patients with Acute Myelogeneous Leukemia/Myelodysplastic Syndrome."
Nick Kohs (Marketing '09) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the GSC Men's Basketball Tournament as he averaged 22.7 points, 14.7 rebounds, and five assists a game, posting three straight double-doubles to lift the Bucs to their first GSC basketball championship since joining the league in 1996-97. See "Buccaneer Athletic News" below
Dr. M.A. McCoy (Education) was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Council for the Social Studies at the TCSS 30th anniversary state social studies conference held in Knoxville on March 7. He also participated in the meeting of "Tennessee Leaders in Social Studies," a TCSS special interest group.
Angie Metz (Biology '08) has been accepted to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Pharmacy.
• Lady Buc forward Crystal Shelton (English for Corporate Communications '09) was voted to the All-Gulf South Conference West Division Second Team by the league's coaches. Shelton averaged 13.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the regular season to help the Lady Bucs return to the GSC Tournament for the first time in four years and just the third time since joining the conference.
Dr. Lavern Terrell (Education) was one of the speakers at Sea Isle Elementary School's annual Laying The Foundation Black History Program on February 29. Dr. Terrell spoke about her job as a college professor, the importance of education, and the study tour she took to Africa.
• CBU has been selected as one of the winners in the annual Admissions Advertising Awards sponsored by Admissions Marketing Report. Winners are selected for programs and materials that display exceptional quality, creativity, and message effectiveness. The Admissions Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, 2,000 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries. CBU received a gold award, two bronze awards, and a merit award for its marketing and advertising. More>

Melissa Hanson has joined the Office of Advancement as Director of Grants & Research. Melissa comes to CBU from the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence (formerly The Grant Center) where she was Manager of Training and Evaluation and educated nonprofit staff and volunteers on topics including grant writing, fundraising, financial management, governance, human resources, and organizational development.

My husband Derrick and I would like to thank everyone in the CBU Community for your generosity to us after our recent apartment fire. During such a time of loss it was a blessing to know that our CBU family was there for us and was praying for us. Thank you for your generosity and kindness during such a difficult time. We appreciate all of your help so much. With gratitude, Tela McEwen Thigpen (Admissions)

• The ITS Computer Center and Help Desk will be closed Thursday-Monday, March 20-24. The 24-hour Lab will be open and accessible with a CBU ID card.
Plough Library will be will be closed Thursday-Monday, March 20-24.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS DRIVE: Zeta Tau Alpha is collecting business-type women's clothing for "Dress for Success" to help women who want to get a job, but cannot afford business clothes. Cash donations will also be accepted. Donations may be delivered to O'Hara Hall (600) #204 by April 11.

CBU's annual Benefits Open Enrollment Meetings will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Changes and new products will be discussed, and all faculty and staff should attend. Please contact if you will not be able to attend either of these meetings.

All faculty and staff members who participate in this year's Faculty/Staff Campaign for the Annual Fund will be invited to a year-end party. Those faculty and staff members who are extra-efficient and help CBU keep fundraising costs down by signing up for payroll deduction will be entered in a drawing to win up-front parking in the Visitor's Lot off East Parkway, one space for a month beginning in May (or when the lot construction is finished). Twelve winners will be drawn, one for each month of the year. Click here to download a payroll deduction form; to make your gift online, go to If you have any questions or would like to make other arrangements, contact Aimee Lewis at or 321-3271.

The Office of Admissions is currently accepting applications for the Lasallian Ambassador Board for the 2008-2009 academic year. Ambassadors assist the Admissions Office with recruiting events and give campus tours to future students and families! Applications can be picked up in the Admissions Office (Buckman 127) and are due by Friday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Brad Romig at or Darryl Causey at

Father David Knight will present the next Twilight Retreat on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. His topic will be "Choosing to Be: Becoming Who You Really Are." Christians do good things, but that is only part of what it means to be Christian. Through our choices we create ourselves continually. We are constantly growing into the fullness of our own being. For more information, visit and

• The Memphis Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and its student chapters will host the 2008 Student-Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) at 5:00 p.m. on March 27 at the Balinese Ballroom (330 N. Main). IEEE established the S-PAC as a career growth and professional awareness conference that focuses on bringing both student and professional worlds together for a networking event and seminar on engineering related topics. This year the Memphis Section of IEEE has organized a variety of engineering societies and disciplines from Arkansas State University, Christian Brothers University, the University of Memphis, The University of Tennessee at Martin, The University of Mississippi, and Union University to participate in the S-PAC. For more information, visit
• The 2008 Mid-South Annual Engineering & Sciences Conference (MAESC) will be hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin on May 8. Extended abstracts should be submitted as a Word document attached to an email to Abstracts will be accepted through Monday, April 7. MAESC, originated at CBU in 1999, has become a regional conference in recent years. Its focus has been on engineering and science technologies, as well as related education and management. For more information about MAESC 2008 and proceedings of previous conferences, visit

In a new CBU Honors Program series, an esteemed CBU professor will be asked each spring to deliver his or her "last lecture." The lecture may relate to the professor’s academic work, other professional or life experience, or may be words of inspiration and advice for students, or all of the above. This year the Honors Program chose Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Professor of Biology and 2006-07 Distinguished Lasallian Educator, to give the inaugural "Last Lecture." Save the date and please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for this extraordinary event Thursday, April 17, 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.



The Buccaneers won their first Gulf South Conference basketball championship since joining the league in 1996-97! More> (GSC championship t-shirts are now available in the CBU Bookstore for $20!)

(22-10, 10-4 GSC)
03/07: Bucs 76, West Georgia 68 (at GSC Tournament, Southaven, MS)
03/08: Bucs 80, North Alabama 69 (at GSC Tournament, Southaven, MS)
03/09: Bucs 93, Harding University 89 (at GSC Tournament, Southaven, MS)
03/15: Bucs 71, North Alabama 72 (at NCAA Division II South Regional, Lakeland, FL)
03/05: Lady Bucs 68, North Alabama 62 (at GSC Tournament, Southaven, MS)
03/06: Lady Bucs 41, Delta State 63 (at GSC Tournament, Southaven, MS)
BASEBALL (11-12, 3-0 GSC)
03/05: Bucs 4, Crichton College 8 (at Buc Field)
03/08: Bucs 2, University of Montevallo 17 (at Montevallo, AL)
03/09: Bucs 5/1, University of Montevallo 8/5 (at Montevallo, AL)
03/12: Bucs 1, North Alabama 15 (at Florence, AL)
03/15: Bucs 15, Arkansas-Monticello 6 (at Buc Field)
03/16: Bucs 6/21, Arkansas-Monticello 4/3 (at Buc Field)
SOFTBALL (9-5, 0-0 GSC)
03/06: Lady Bucs 1/0, Delta State 5/8 (at Cleveland, MS)
03/11: Lady Bucs 4/5, Crichton College 0/1 (at Tobey Field)

03/20: Illinois Wesleyan (Buc Field; 2:00 p.m.)
03/21: Delta State (Buc Field; noon doubleheader)
03/22: Delta State (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m.)
03/18: Arkansas-Monticello (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/20: Arkansas-Monticello (Monticello, AR; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/21-22: Union University Classic (Jackson, TN)
03/24-25: West Georgia Classic (Carrollton, GA)
03/19: Lambuth University (Memphis, TN; 1:00 p.m.)