Nite of Life 2010
The men of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha wrapped-up their fundraising efforts for the Dream Factory of Memphis on April 24 with TKE's annual "Nite of Life" celebration. This year, the groups raised $7,500 for the Dream Factory, which grants wishes to terminally-ill children. TKE and ZTA would like to thank everyone in the CBU community who helped make this year’s efforts a success.


HONORING & BLESSING WOMEN AT CBU: For a school that spent its first century as an all-male institution, CBU has been so blessed by the many women who serve the campus in so many ways, from working in the kitchen to serving on the President's Cabinet. Of course, our students are most blessed by the women serving in our classrooms, bringing their knowledge, sensitivity, and expertise to all of our young men and women. CBU wishes to honor all women on campus — students,faculty, and staff — on Monday at 12:00 noon at the Garden Shrine of the Blessed Mother in front of Barry Hall. The service will be about 15 minutes. Let us gather to honor all the women in our lives who have made a difference.
MID-SOUTH THERAPY DOGS ON CAMPUS: Have you ever met a furry, four legged, wet-nosed therapist? If final exams have you stressed, you should definitely come to Buckman Quad on Wednesday, May 5, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. “Not all medicine comes in a bottle.” This visit from the Mid South Therapy Dogs is sponsored by CBU Health Resources and Counseling Center.
A SPECIAL CALL TO FACULTY, STAFF, AND ADMINISTRATION: Exams for students begin Wednesday, and Campus Ministry makes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on Wednesday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. for the homeless. Would it be possible for you to take about a half hour to help make sandwiches in Alfonso Dining Hall this Wednesday? If you can help, contact Brother Rob at (901) 321-3509 or
STUDY BREAK @ PLOUGH LIBRARY: Come by the Library Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. for cookies and punch!
Jenna David "Reverie"
BFA EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY: "Reverie," the BFA exhibition of oil paintings by graduating senior Jenna David will be on display May 7-14 in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to the opening reception on Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery is located on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library.


CBU's Mini Baja Team, made up of Christopher Brown (Mechanical Engineering '10), Joseph Kaminski (Mechanical Engineering '10), and Anthony Leathers (Mechanical Engineering '10), won the first place award in the Old Guard Oral Presentation Competition at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Professional Development Conference at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, April 23-25. They won $500 and a trip to the final competition at ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition in November in Vancouver, BC.
CBU's Moonbuggy Team, made up of James Bowen (Mechanical Engineering '10), Leila Craig (Mechanical Engineering '10), and Alexander Newman (Mechanical Engineering '10), won the third place in Old Guard Technical Poster Competition at the ASME Student Professional Development Conference at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, April 23-25.
Wesley Channell (Mechanical Engineering '10) was recognized as the "Most Relaxed Presenter" at the ASME Student Professional Development Conference at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, April 23-25. His calm and tranquility won him a $20 gift certificate to Starbucks.
Lady Buc softball catcher Brooke Davis (General Studies '12) has been voted Second-Team All-Gulf South Conference West Division by the division's coaches. Davis hit .313 in 42 games with eight doubles, a homer, 17 RBI, and 21 runs scored. Davis had nine multi-hit games, three multi-RBI games, and a nine-game hitting streak in March.
SAACS Chemistry Meeting 2010
Four CBU students presented the results of their senior research projects at the 33rd Annual SAACS Area College Chemistry Meeting held at the University of Tennessee at Martin on April 10. Chirag Shah (Chemistry '10) presented "Determination of the Conditions for the Production of 6-methyl-2-ethyl-3-hydroxypyridine that Give an Assay in the Range of 99 to 100.5%"; Jennifer Johnson (Chemistry '10) presented "Method Development and Validation for the Measurement of Vandetanib (ZD6474) in Human Plasma by Liquid Chromatograph Tandem Mass Spectrometry" (coauthored with Dr. Feng Bai and Dr. Clinton Stewart); Binoy Shah (Chemistry '10) presented "Computational Dynamics to Map Putative Alcohol Binding Sites in the Potassium Channel Protein of the BK Type" (coauthored with Dr. Alejandro Dopico and Dr. Anna Bukiya); and Thang Pham (Chemistry '10) presented "Calcium Binding Properties of CaBP 130" (coauthored with Dr. Dennis Merat). Pictured above are (l-r): Dr. Dennis Merat (CBU faculty sponsor), Dr. Anna Bukiya (University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center), Jennifer Johnson, Dr. Nancy Jackson (president-elect of the American Chemical Society), Thang Pham, Binoy Shah, and Chirag Shah.


SENIOR PARTY: Tuesday, May 11; 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Boswhit Courtyard. Free appetizers and beer, music by DJ Charlie White. RSVP to so we're sure there's enough food and beer for everyone!
COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL: Wednesday, May 12; 6:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Attendance is mandatory for graduates. Following the rehearsal, there will be a combined senior/faculty reception and cookout in the Boshwit Courtyard. In the event of rain, it will be moved to the Canale Arena. Faculty are invited and encouraged to attend.
BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY: Thursday, May 13; 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena; Dr. Gordon Kraus, president & of Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis, will deliver the baccalaureate address. A President’s Reception will follow in the Boshwit Courtyard.
Students: Line-up for Baccalaureate will be in Buckman Quad at 6:30 p.m.
Parents: Please proceed to the University Theater for Baccalaureate service.
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES: Friday, May 14; Desoto Civic Center (4560 Venture Drive, Southaven, MS). Degrees for the 2009-10 Academic Year will be awarded to 270 bachelor and 150 master candidates.
Graduates Check-in at 2:00 p.m.
Doors open to the public at 3:00 p.m.
Ceremony begins at 4:00 p.m.
The University will award Leigh Anne Tuohy, the Memphis mother who served as the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning movie The Blind Side, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Tuohy will deliver the commencement address.
LANCE GRADUATION PRAYER SERVICE: Saturday, May 1; 2:00 p.m. in Stritch/De La Salle Chapel. Graduation Prayer Service for the 6th cohort of LANCE teachers. A wine and cheese reception will follow on the Lambert Hall lawn.


Summer tuition charges are now posted. Due to changes in Pell and Federal Loans, your Financial Aid may not show up on your account. The Business Office and Financial Assistance will work together to make sure you get the information you need to Finalize.

Reminder: All students must Finalize by June 1. CBU no longer mails statements. EBills are sent to your CBU email through you Cashnet account. This can be accessed through your Banner Web site.
NOW IS THE TIME! If you are going to get a loan for Fall (last year, it was Stafford Loan), you must fill out a new Master Promissory Note. Go to now!