Charity VolleyBall Game 2010
The 2010 "Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age & Deceit" charity volleyball game, sponsored by Beta Beta Beta to benefit the Church Health Center, was held April 14 in Canale Arena. To start off, "Youth and Vitality" Team A (students) played "Youth and Vitality" Team B for the right to play the "Old Age & Deceit" (faculty/staff/alumni) team. Team B won the first game, but Team A came back and won the next two. In the main match-up, the faculty/staff team won the first game with Team A, but then lost a close second game. "Youth & Vitality" was ahead in the third game when the score reached 15, but the players agreed to continue to 25. "Old Age & Deceit" then came from behind to take the third game in a tightly contested struggle. Coached by Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology), the "Old Age & Deceit" team included Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Science), Ms. Cathy Carter (Mathematics), Dr. Johnny Holmes (Dean, School of Sciences), Dr. Max Maloney (Religion & Philosophy), Brother Francisco Martin (Literature & Languages), Dr. Gene McGinnis (Civil Engineering), Dr. Maureen O'Brien (Behavioral Science), Dr. John Smarrelli (President), David Tran (Chemistry '06), and Dr. John Varriano (Physics). Dr. Tracie Burke was voted the tournament's Most Valuable Player. (photo by Dr. Anna Ross)


CBU ACTIVITIES FOR EARTH WEEK: There will be an Earth Week Menu in Alfonso Dining Hall, with vegan items available every day. The following events are scheduled in conjunction with Earth Week:
• PBS will air Earth Days on Monday at 8:00 p.m. Earth Days tracks the flowering of the modern environmental movement, including the first Earth Day in 1970, through the eyes of nine of the movement's pioneers. WKNO Memphis, Channel 10.
• A forum on “Spirituality, Food, and Sustainability” will be conducted Tuesday in Spain Auditorium, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Panelists will include Chris Peterson (Religion & Philosophy '10), Dylan Perry (Religion & Philosophy '10), Steve Ritter (ARAMARK Food Services), and Luther Headley (ARAMARK Building & Grounds). Ms. Pat Papachristou (Management/Marketing/Economics) will moderate.
Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America will be screened on Wednesday in Spain Auditorium at noon. A discussion of the film will be led by Ms. Pat Papachristou (Management/Marketing/Economics).
What do you think? Fill out a survey on Thursday for CBU’s Committee on Sustainability. Tables will be set up in front of the Thomas Center, 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with Dr. Jose Davila and Dr. Kathleen Sauser.
Jennifer Warrillow, a founding member and President of the Collierville Farmer’s Market, will lead a tour of the Collierville Victory Garden on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The garden is located at Collierville Christian Church (707 N. Byhalia Road).
SGA ELECTIONS: Students are invited to hear candidates' plans for the upcoming year on Monday beginning at noon in Sabbatini Lounge (across from Alfonso Dining Hall). VOTING will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Monday and end at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. Details on how to vote will be sent to your CBU email account. Any questions should be directed to Elizabeth Rosen at
STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: The Alpha Chi-sponsored Student Research Poster Session will be held Tuesday in the Sabbatini Lounge, 12:00-2:00 p.m. There will be more than 50 posters presented by students from the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. For further information contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at
DR. MARGARET MILLER'S "LAST LECTURE": The Honors Program presents Dr. Margaret Miller's "Last Lecture" on Thursday at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. In its third year at CBU, the "Last Lecture" provides an opportunity for the invited professor to reflect on his or her academic work or other professional or life experience, or it may be words of inspiration and advice for colleagues and students — or all of the above. Known for her wit, breadth of knowledge, and compassion for students, Dr. Miller is sure to give her audience something to think about. A former dean and department chair at CBU, Dr. Miller now holds the title of professor of Behavioral Sciences. Please join the CBU community for this once in a lifetime event! Light refreshments will be served at 12:30.

The Visitor Parking Lot that borders the Cooper-Wilson Center, St. Joseph Hall, and Battersby Hall will be closed all day Thursday for the SACS Workshop.
FINANCIAL WELLNESS CHECK-UP: The financial planning and investment form of Waddell & Reed will be on campus Thursday from 12:30 to 2:00 in St. Joseph Hall Room 10 for the Annual Financial Wellness Check-up for CBU employees. They will be providing lunch pizza  as they discuss the importance of financial planning and how it pertains to sound financial decision-making and investing behavior.  Please contact Michael Gayle at if you wish to attend this meeting, list your preferred contact, any specific concerns or questions you want answered, and your choice of pizza.
UNRELATED SONGS & SCENES: The Visual & Performing Arts Department will be presenting "At Random: Some Unrelated Songs and Scenes" on Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. This comical revue will feature theatre students, the CB Singers, and Dr. Bob Brittingham. Tickets are $5.00 for general admission and $1.00 for students and faculty with ID.
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. Click here for the proofs — send any changes and corrections to
CBU is helping to present a lecture series featuring Dr. Irving Hamer, Deputy Superintendent of Academics, Operations, Technology and Innovation for Memphis City Schools. Dr. Hamer will present across the community to explore key issues important to the successful future success of education in America. Dr. Hamer will discuss "The Art, Science and Technology of Teaching and Learning" at CBU on Monday, April 19, in Spain Auditorium. This talk has implications for universities as learning communities and for their work in the larger community as a learning partner. TIME CHANGE: A reception for Dr. Hamer and attendees will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Montesi Executive Center, with the lecture to follow at 7:15p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.
HALL OF FAME BANQUET: The CBU Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet originally scheduled for January 29 will be held Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets for the banquet are $35 each, and a table of eight is $280.  For ticket information, please click here.


Jacob Zimmerman Junior ot he Year
Jacob Zimmerman
(Mechanical Engineering '11) was awarded the Outstanding Junior Award by the Memphis Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers on April 13. The award comes with a $700 check with a plaque. Pictured above (l-r): Dr. Jose Davila (Mechanical Engineering), Alex Newman (Mechanical Engineering '10), Chris Tran (Mechanical Engineering '11), Jacob Zimmerman, Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman (Jacob's parents), Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering), and Adam Zysk (Mechanical Engineering '11).
• Buccaneer basketball f
orward Zack Warner (Business Administration '12) has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-South Region Second Team by the region's coaches. Zack, also a Second-Team All-GSC West selection, averaged a team-best 17.6 ppg as he led the Bucs to a 17-10 record this season.
Congratulations are in order for the 2010 Plough Scholarship recipients:  Erika Yates of Houston High School and Anna Birg of White Station High School.  Erika intends to major in chemistry, and Anna has selected biochemistry as her major. The Plough Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded to freshmen at CBU. It is a full-tuition scholarship based on high academic standing, strong extracurricular activities, and leadership roles. The Admission Office extends its thanks to the faculty members who conducted the scholarship interviews.
• The CBU Moonbuggy Team is pictured on Time magazine's Web site in an album of photos taken at NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL on April 9-10. Click here for the photo.
• The CBU Marketing & Communications department recently received three awards from the Higher Education Marketing Report in its 25th Annual Education Advertising Awards. CBU received a Bronze Award in the Outdoor Category for "Our Tradition on Your Terms," a Silver Award in the Newspaper Insert Category for "Our Tradition on Your Terms," and a Gold Award in the Annual Report Category for the"2009 President's Report & Desk Calendar."


Spring Online Course Evaluations April 19 – May 2
Don’t miss this opportunity. Students who complete ALL of their course evaluations are entered in a drawing for one of several prizes. Just ask Rachel Webb, who won a $50 gift certificate, or Torrance Taylor, who won a Garmin GPS. The link to the evaluation site can be found in your email box or on the "Current Student" page of the CBU Web site. Click here to be taken directly to the evaluation site.


DIRECT LENDING is coming! If you plan to get a loan in the Fall of 2010, you will need to go to 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.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL STUDIES STUDENTS: The office of Graduate & Professional Studies is accepting applications for need-based scholarships.  These funds are available for Professional Studies students who wish to take summer courses. For more information, please contact G&PS at

ITS staff will be available this Thursday, April 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m., in ITS Lab 2 to assist any faculty/staff member needing to log in to Banner Web for the first time and/or complete the ethnicity survey. If you have recently received a User ID and PIN, please bring it with you.