THE BIG DIG: CBU is currently working in conjunction with the City of Memphis to develop a water detention facility on Signaigo Soccer Field. When completed, this $1.8M project, underwritten entirely through the City's Storm Water Disposal fees, should help to alleviate flooding throughout the Midtown area, including the area under the Union Avenue overpass and the Capstone parking lots. A smaller version of the finished project can be seen at the 2nd Presbyterian Church Athletic Fields at the corner of Central and Graham. The City is working to have the facility in place in time for this fall's soccer season. Several of the highlights of the project include: a lighted cart path along the north side of the field, a 20' x 30' student gathering spot located on the north retaining wall, and a three-tiered layered grass seating area FOR spectators on the west side of the field. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences that this may cause students and staff over the next several months but the project should have a very positive effect on the back side of the campus when completed. For a site plan in PDF form, click here.
Brother Vincent Malham, 21st president of CBU, was honored posthumously with the 2009 Healing Rose Humanitarian Award at the Marguerite Piazza St. Jude Gala on April 18 at the Peabody Hotel. The award is presented annually to those who have "demonstrated 'Giving' from the heart to the kids of St. Jude and their community." At the gala, the establishment of the Christian Brothers University Brother Vincent Malham Scholarship was also announced. The scholarship will be given annually to allow a St. Jude patient to attend CBU.
DREAMS DO COME TRUE: Thanks to help from the CBU campus community, the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta and the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon are pleased to announce that they were able to raise $7,000 for the Dream Factory of Memphis. The two groups took children from the Dream Factory to the Children's Museum on April 25 and then returned to campus for a cookout where a dream was granted for one of the participants. Thank you to everyone who helped make this day possible!
• Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 SGA Senate Election: Kevin Boes, Sarah Brown, Greg Carrico, Amber Caruso, Leigh Hill, Anthony Lawrence, Demarcus Love, Spencer Macklin, Frank Minneci, Dylan Perry, Chris Peterson, and Shannon Smith. Thank you to all who voted! For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Ryan Blankenship (Mathematics '09) and Thomas O'Bryant (Civil Engineering '09) will commission as Ensigns in the Navy on May 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the University of Memphis Psychology Auditorium. Thomas will be off to the destroyer USS Chafee, and Ryan will attend Nuclear Power School at the end of the summer.
• Adam Luka (Biology '09) has been accepted to Louisiana State University School of Medicine at Shreveport.
• Brother Francisco Martin (Literature & Languages) was the subject of an interview article in the April issue of the Briarcrest Christian School Pawprints newspaper. Titled "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave," the article covered Brother Francisco's journey from his childhood and persecution in Cuba to the United States and CBU.
• Jasmine Perkins (Accounting '11) has been selected to work as an advertising and sales intern for Essence magazine in New York this summer.
• Jessica Plunkett (Business Administration '09) scored four touchdowns with the WFA Memphis Belles at their opening season game on April 18. See Jessica in action on June 13 and June 20 at 4:00 p.m. at NSA Mid-South Varsity Field, located on Hornet Avenue in Millington.
• FACULTY & STAFF SERVICE AWARDS: CBU Human Resources will host the annual Faculty & Staff Service Awards on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the University Theater, in recognition of employees who have reached milestones in service to the University. Promotions, tenure, emeritus status, and sabbaticals will also be announced, along with the Dr. Marguerite Cooper Distinguished Educator Award and the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award for 2009.
• A NIGHT IN ITALY: Zeta Tau Alpha is hosting a "Night in Italy" dinner in Sabbatini Lounge on Thursday, serving spaghetti, salad, and breadsticks. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., but the lounge will be open for dining until 8:00 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Zeta philanthropy, Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. Tickets are on sale during lunch outside Alfonso Dining Hall for $5 in advance and will be available for $7 at the door.
• SENIOR BFA THESIS EXHIBITION: CBU's first two students to graduate from CBU with a BFA in Studio Art will present their Senior Thesis Exhibition in the student gallery, Studio B (in the basement of Kenrick Hall, Room 8), on Friday, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Dan Thompson will present "In Repair," and Jamie Jaynes will exhibit "The Effects of Music." Refreshments will be served. They have also been invited to exhibit their work at Askew Nixon and Ferguson Architects along with other emerging Memphis art students on June 5.
• SONGS OF A DAY featuring the CB SINGERS: Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater. This annual spring concert is "a choral journey from morning until nightfall as told in music that vividly depicts the evolution of a beautiful day for anyone to experience." Musical works by John Rutter, Victor Johnson and Eugene Butler will be performed by the CB Singers. In addition, poems by Sara Teasdale and Robert Frost will be set to music. This program is given in dedication and memory of Brother Vincent Malham, founding director of the CB Singers and past President of the University, in loving tribute to all of his support for the group. Tickets will be sold at the door and seating is open. For additional information, please contact Tommy Gaines at email@example.com or 321-3390.
Order of Omega is looking for new inductees for the Spring class. Applications are available in Student Life. The deadline is Monday, April 27, so hurry and get by the office to get yours. The requirements are attached to the application.
Corey Traughber has joined the Department of Campus Safety as a Campus Police Officer.
Joshua Steven Geraldson, a freshman English major at CBU, died Tuesday, April 21, at The Regional Medical Center. Joshua was a Lausanne Collegiate School graduate, a brown belt in karate, and was involved with Theatre Memphis and a member of the Wise Guys Improv Team. He was the lead vocalist, guitarist, and composed much of the music for his band, Tripwire. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Elvis Presley Trauma Unit at The Regional Medical Center for Joshua Geraldson (www.TheMedFoundation.org or 877 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103). Please keep Joshua and his family in your thoughts and prayers. An online guestbook is available for condolences through May 23.
A limited number of spaces will be available in Avery Hall during the summer term. Please contact Ebonye Bowie Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in staying on campus this summer.
Hurry! Online course evaluations for the Spring semester and March term classes end on May 1! Your thoughtful assessment is needed. As a bonus, students completing ALL of their evaluations will be entered in a drawing for great prizes - a GPS system and a $50 gift certificate! To access the online evaluation form, click here. There are also links on the CBU Web information pages for both "Current Students" and "Faculty and Staff."
"The Lost Scrolls of Poverty: Prayer Cloths and Altarpieces" featuring the art of Nancy Wellington Bookhart on display through May 1 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery on the lower level of Plough Library. collection of photography by members of the Memphis Camera Club will be displayed in the foyer of the gallery. More info>
THANKS FOR MAKING IT PICTURE PERFECT AT CBU: Congratulations to Leslie Herlihy for winning first place in the CBU Photo Contest sponsored by the Office of Admissions and the Office of Communications and Marketing, for her photo (above) of last year's ASCE Student Chapter Concrete Canoe Team. Second place went to Russel Saliendra for his photo of the Mathematical Association of America's Chess Tournament, and Jessie Gallimore won third place honors for her photo of Buc fans at Homecoming. The first prize is awarded a $75 gift card to Walmart, second place honors come with a $50 gift card to Olive Garden, and the third place winner will receive a $25 gift card for Pizza Hut. Thanks to all of our great CBU photographers for their entries. Look for many of them to show up on the CBU Web and in various Admissions publications to show off student life here at CBU! And you can admire all of them right now in this CBU Photo Contest Flickr album.
CBU will host the 2009 Mid-South Annual Engineering & Sciences Conference (MAESC) on Tuesday, May 5. The theme of the conference is "Safety: A Must - Not an Option." The conference will start with a plenary session with a talk entitled "Legislating Safety: How Do Congress and the Public Fit into the Safety Equation?" given by Russell T. Harrison from Virginia. There will also be a lunch keynote address by Michelle Garner-Janna of Cummins, Inc. on "Safety & Engineering - Success Is No Accident." The conference is filled with safety seminars, technical sessions, and a poster session. The conference program, abstracts, and other info can be found at www.maesc.org. The conference is FREE to CBU faculty, staff, and students. If you are interested in attending the conference, please email Dr. Pong Malasri at email@example.com by April 17.
Congressman Steve Cohen will speak about the continuing importance of the Bill of Rights on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Theater. Congressman Cohen represents the 9th Congressional District of Tennessee and currently serves on the House Judiciary Committee. Everyone is welcome. This visit is being sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers and the CBU Pre-Law Society.
BASEBALL (10-35, 1-17 GSC)
04/21: Bucs 3, Freed-Hardeman University 15 (at Henderson, TN)
04/25: Bucs 2/1, Ouachita Baptist University 12/7 (at Arkadelphia, AR)
04/26: Bucs 2, Ouachita Baptist University 17 (at Arkadelphia, AR)
SOFTBALL (21-25, 9-19 GSC)
04/22: Lady Bucs 6, Lambuth University 0 (at Jackson, TN)
04/22: Lady Bucs 1, Lambuth University 6 (at Jackson, TN)
04/25: Lady Bucs 0, Ouachita Baptist University 6 (at Bland Field)
04/25: Lady Bucs 5, Ouachita Baptist University 4 (at Bland Field)
04/26: Lady Bucs 1, Ouachita Baptist University 12(at Bland Field)
04/26: Lady Bucs 8, Ouachita Baptist University 3(at Bland Field)
04/20-21: GSC Championships -- Bucs 10th of 13 teams; Individual: Alan Killen, 40th of 61 with 234 (at Hot Springs, AR)
THANK YOU, BUCS AND LADY BUCS, FOR A GREAT YEAR!!