Mayor A C Wharton
Mayor A C Wharton (pictured above) was one of the featured speakers at a special session of the CMBA601 Business Ethics course for MBA students in Sabbatini Lounge on April 7. Also addressing the students were Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., CBU President, and Betsy Van Hecke, Vice President for Ethics and Compliance at Medtronic, Inc.


ULTIMATE FRISBEE INTRAMURALS: The Ultimate Frisbee Intramurals start Monday and continue through Thursday, April 22. This week will be interplay games with a tournament concluding the competition next week. All games will be played between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Field across from the Central Avenue entrance. Team rosters forms can be picked-up in the Student Life Office. Teams can have up to 12 players, but only 6 players will be on the court at one time. Please return team rosters to the Student Life Office by Friday to be entered for the tournament. Wear non-metal cleats or tennis shoes to play. Please contact Brittney Plowman at if you have any questions or roster submissions.
ARE YOU WALKING AT COMMENCEMENT? If so, the mandatory Senior Day meetings are Tuesday in Sabbatini Lounge, either at 12:00-1:30 p.m. or 4:30-6:00 p.m. Students graduating December 2009 or May 2010 will receive announcements, commencement tickets, surveys, and will be given the opportunity to have individual Commencement photos taken. Jostens will also be available for class ring orders.

PROGRAM & DIPLOMA PROOFS: If you are walking in the 2010 Commencement Exercises, please make sure your name and degree information is correct and appears as you want it in the Commencement program and on your diploma. The deadline is Friday, April 23. Click here for the proofs — send any changes and corrections to


Easter Egg HuntATTENTION CHILDREN OF ALL AGES: The Easter Bunny will be on campus Tuesday, and there will be a Special Easter Egg Hunt starting at Barry Hall at 6:00 p.m. sharp! Come out for the hunt — money and candy are some of the giveaways. The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Student Life and Campus Ministry.
DEADLINE TO RUN FOR SGA OFFICE: If you are interested in running for a Student Government Association Executive Council position, there are 12 openings for next year — President, VP for Finance, VP for Communications, VP for Senate, VP for Programming, or a Senate position. Applications are due by noon on Wednesday! Pick up your application in Student Life. A description of each can be found on the applications and in the SGA Constitution. If you have questions, contact Lauren Douglass at SGA is an extraordinary learning and leadership opportunity!

Online ballots will be sent to your CBU email on Monday, April 19, at 8:00 p.m., so keep an eye out for it. You can vote until Friday, April 23, at 2:00 p.m. Other important information about the elections:
Candidate Interest Meeting: Monday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m. in Thomas Center Conference Room
Mandatory candidate meeting: Thursday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Thomas Center Conference Room
Executive Speeches: Monday, April 19, at noon in Sabbatini Lounge
BETA BETA BETA CHARITY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Tri Beta, the biology honor society, will be holding their annual charity volleyball tournament for the Church Health Center on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. The game will pit the School of Sciences Students vs. CBU Faculty. All are welcome to come watch, free of charge. Prizes will be raffled!
The Visitor Parking Lot that borders the Cooper-Wilson Center, St. Joseph Hall, and Battersby Hall will be closed all day Thursday, April 15, for the annual Engineering High School Competitions. Over 100 students have registered for this event, and will be visiting campus to test devices they have built. Competition is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. The CBU Community is cordially invited to attend.
JAIL 'N BAIL: Alpha Xi Delta will host its second annual "Jail 'n Bail" in Buckman Quad on Thursday, 12:00-3:30 p.m. The sisters of Alpha Xi Delta will begin selling "Arrest Warrants" in Alfonso Dining Hall on Monday. Members of the CBU community will be able pay to request a "warrant" for the "arrest" of a fellow classmate, professor, or staff member. Each $5 "warrant" requires the "fugitive" to sit behind bars in the Quad for an hour, begging passers-by to donate $10 for "bail" or to post the bail themselves and avoid jail. The proceeds from this event will go to Autism Speaks, to promote autism research and awareness.
ACADEMIC COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: Dr. Frank Buscher, Academic Vice President, will be present to answer questions and discuss topics regarding academic affairs at a Faculty/Staff Community Conversation on Thursday in the University Theater. Faculty and staff, please show up at 12:30 for snacks and conversation in the lobby.
2010 VANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM AT CBU: The 2010 Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will present Joan Chittister, OSB on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater, speaking on the subject of "Women, War and Peacemaking." The author of 42 books and one of the great contemplatives of our time, Sister Joan Chittister is co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women and Spiritual Leaders. She is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA, where she served as prioress for 12 years. Sr. Chittister writes a weekly web column for the National Catholic Reporter, "From Where I Stand." She is the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality and an international lecturer and writer on topics of peace and justice, spirituality, and women's issues in both church and society. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited!
Cowboy Mouth YouTubeSOFAPALOOZA: The Student Government Association presents the 9th Annual Sofapalooza on Friday, starting at 4:30 p.m. in Boshwit Courtyard. Aramark will be serving dinner at 4:30-6:30 ($7 if you don't have a CBU meal plan). This year's Sofapalooza will host Cowboy Mouth (at left), The King Beez, and Skewby. Student bands will start off the night's festivities — they will include Jonathan Smeltser Band, Phantom Vibration, Stoned Ape Theory, Ben Murray, and Sanga. CBU STUDENTS GET IN FREE WITH STUDENT ID!! There will be a pre-sale for guest passes for non-CBU students starting Monday in Alfonso Dining Hall for $10. Each student is allotted one guest ticket at this discounted price. Each ticket after that will be $20 and will remain that price at the door. Please bring your driver's license if you are 21+ as alcohol will be provided. Also note that coolers are welcome! Be sure to invite all of your friends from U of M, Rhodes, MCA, etc. in order to make this event a success once again! Come out and have a great time! More info >>>
ENGINEERING WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS: The Society of Women Engineers at CBU is hosting an engineering workshop for 6th-10th grade girls on Saturday in Nolan Engineering Center (Room 241), 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. The girls will learn about chemical and civil engineering and get to do related activities with SWE members and the CBU chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. They will also hear from a female engineer working at FedEx in the structures engineering department. Students are advised to wear closed-toed shoes and clothes they can move in and won't mind getting dirty. RSVP to Dr. Randel Price at
AN EVENING OF RECITAL: Voice students of Tommy Gaines and piano students of Sharon Momany will present "An Evening of Recital" on Saturday in Spain Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Chelsea Chandler (Psychology '09) is among the Top 20 finalists in the MyFoxMemphis Glee Casting Call contest. You can vote for Chelsea as many times as you want until April 19. The top three finalists will be announced on April 19 on FOX13's Good Morning Memphis. These top three will appear on Good Morning Memphis on April 20 at 9:00 a.m., where the final winner will be announced and asked to perform.
Proud papa Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology) announces that his son, Rabbi Ethan Eisen, was honored for attaining rabbinic ordination at the quadrennial Chag HaSemikhah Rabbinical Convocation of Yeshiva University and its Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary on March 7.
Larry Rutledge Larry Rutledge (CBU Packaging Lab Consultant), pictured at left, represented CBU at the recent International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) International Transport Packaging Forum in Orlando, FL, March 29 - April 1. Rutledge, retired from FedEx after 18 years as its packaging manager, was also awarded the prestigious R. David LeButt Packaging Education Award at the Forum. CBU was among 24 companies and five other packaging schools in the exhibit area of the Forum. The CBU Packaging Lab, classified as a commercial testing lab, is one of the eight Tennessee packaging labs certified by ISTA. (Want to know more about CBU's Packaging Lab? An open house has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in St. Benilde Hall. If you are interested in attending the open house, please RSVP to Dr. Pong Malasri at by April 26.)


The Division of Student Life is pleased to announce that the following students have been selected to serve as Peer Counselors for the 2010-11 academic year. Congratulations to: Kasey Bramlitt, David Breen, Whitney Burrell, Paige Campbell, Mary Jane Dickey, Rachel Haag, Danielle Hobbs, Grace Hutchison, Emily Irwin, Kara Jones, David Kim, Shadonica Lee, Ryan Mitchell, Riley Pace, Dana Pabalate, Scott Parker, Erin Scherer, Josh Segovia, D.J. Shauger, Jennifer Sneed, Trey Tedford, David Vaughn, Cameron Volpe, Robyn Watson, Amanda Willhite, and William Zachary.

Special thanks to each student who applied. Your willingness to help the incoming students and their transition to college life is admirable and truly appreciated.


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: Want a chance to win an extra $50? Simply go to surveymonkey and take a brief quiz entitled "Know the Code," designed to test your knowledge of the CBU Student Code of Conduct. The purpose of the quiz is to increase student awareness of what is expected of them, with hopes of educating students on making better decisions, resulting in personal safety and a safer campus community. Each participant's name will be entered in a drawing, and one lucky winner will receive $50 cash. The drawing will take place on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., in the Thomas Center Conference Room, during a dialogue with the Dean of Students about student conduct and life after CBU. HINT: all answers to the 10-question quiz can be found on pages 20-53 of the Student Handbook. Please address any questions to Karen Conway-Barnett, Dean of Students, at 321-3536 or

Important Announcement for Faculty, Staff, and Students Involving Registration: Please be aware that now is the time for students to register for summer and fall travel/study trips. A month long summer study
trip to Edge Hill University in Ormskirk and London
is offered with classes in Psychology, Art, and Philosophy. Contact Dr. Tracie Burke, Dr. Max Maloney, or Ms. Jana Travis for details. The traditional Rome trip over fall break offers classes in Religion, History, and Economics. Contact Dr. David Dault or Ms. Pat Papachristou for more details. Airline arrangements need to be made soon!

Details of both travel/study opportunities are available on the study abroad Web site:
Summer in England>>
Fall Break in Rome>>


DIRECT LENDING is coming! If you plan to get a loan in the Fall of 2010, you will need to go to after April 1 and fill out a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note. The old Master Promissory Note you filled out for Stafford Loans will be invalid. Sorry for the inconvenience but this will assure that there are funds for your student loan in the fall.


Nathan Hughes (Business Administration '03), passed away on April 5 at age 37. Nathan is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Stirling Hughes, who was the light of his life; his parents, Carolyn and Ralph Hughes; and his brothers, Eric Hughes and Walter Hughes, all of Memphis. Donations in memory of Nathan may be made to Memphis Oral School for the Deaf or Dogs for the Deaf, the Oregon organization who gifted Nathan with his faithful hearing dog, Indy, who preceded him in death after 14 years of service.