Movie Night at CBU!

If you would like more information about the Peer Counselor Program, you are invited to attend a Peer Counselor Informational Meeting on Tuesday (March 15), 12:30-1:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room. Any interested freshman, sophomore, or junior who has leadership abilities, is service-oriented, highly motivated, school-spirited, and has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is encouraged to apply for a Peer Counselor position for the 2011-2012 academic year. Applications are available in the Counseling Center and must be returned to the Counseling Center by Thursday, March 24.
SUSTAINABILITY LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY INFO SESSIONS: If you are interested in being a part of the Sustainability Living Learning Community, please attend one of the Informational Sessions to be held in Buckman Hall 223 on Tuesday (March 15) at 12:30 p.m. and Thursday (March 17) at 12:30 p.m. And additional session will be held next week on Tuesday, March 22, at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Ben Jordan (321-4406, or Dr. Neal Palmer (321-3249, MORE INFO BELOW ON LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES AT CBU>>
SPRING JOB FAIR: The Spring Job Fair is scheduled for Thursday (March 17) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Each year, the CBU Career Center offers employers the opportunity to come to campus to participate in its Job Fair events. These events are open to all employers who are seeking to fill part-time, full-time, internship or co-op positions at their organizations, across all of CBU's academic majors. Companies who are currently confirmed to attend include: Physicians Mutual Insurance, Thomas & Betts, Memphis City Schools, Bott Radio Network, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Aerotek, Catholic Diocese Of Memphis, LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Regions Financial Corporation, The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Pinnacle Airlines, Frase Protection, TEK Systems, Valero. For a full, regularly updated list, click here — the list also tells you what academic majors each company is most interested in recruiting.

RELIC COLLECTION ON EXHIBIT: Christian Brothers University is presenting the "Relic Collection," which belongs to the De La Salle Archives of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest District, through May 1 in Plough Memorial Library. This recently modernized collection of 358 relics is publicly exhibited once every three years so that students and other interested persons can view and learn about the history of relics in the Catholic Tradition. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
ART GALLERY EXHIBIT: An exhibition of paintings by Julia Baker Bell will be on display in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library through April 14. MORE INFO>>


Spring Registration Upcoming Dates:
March 17: Last day to finalize 2nd 8-week courses with the Business Office
March 18: Last day to drop a 2nd 8-week course
March 24: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course
April 15: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course
The Spring Final Exam schedules for Day Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies are posted on the Web. Check it out here!
The Summer and Fall 2011course schedules are posted on the Web! Check it out! >>
Summer and Fall 2011 Registration Opening Dates:
March 21: Graduate & Professional Studies (graduate students: alternate PIN available in Banner Web)
April 4: Day Seniors and Juniors
April 6: Day Sophomores
April 8: Day Freshmen
Remember: ALL undergraduate students (Day and Professional Studies) must obtain their ALT PIN from their advisor in order to register for classes. There is a distinct ALT PIN for each semester — one for summer and a different one for fall.


Prestige Awards
Pictured above (l-r) are Anne James (MSEL ’11), Dr. Talana Vogel (Education), and Charlette Duncan (Licensure in Instructional Leadership ’11) at the First Annual Prestige Awards, which were held on March 10 at the Tower Room in Clark Tower. The Prestige Awards recognized 40 outstanding Memphis City Schools teachers for their outstanding contributions to teaching. Anne served as a hostess, and Charlette was recognized as one of the Prestige teachers.
Dr. Samantha Alperin (Education) and Ray Karasek (Administration & Finance/Residence Life) attended the Lasallian Leadership Institute in Belleville, IL, where they presented the first part of their project on "Reintroducing Lasallian Formation into ORIN 100 Freshman Orientation."
Nathali Blackwell (Psychology '11) received a Regional Psi Chi Research Award for her presentation on "The relationship between parental rejection, susceptibility to peer pressure and depression" at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference in Jacksonville, FL, March 2-5. In addition, she also presented her research on "The relationship between peer rejection, depression and susceptibility to peer pressure." Coauthors on both presentations were Dr. Rod Vogl (Behavioral Sciences) and CBU alumni Dana O'Hoyt (Psychology '05) and A. Paige Pirkey (Psychology '10). Nathali also participated as a panelist for a discussion on "Efficacy of programs to increase underrepresented populations in psychology."
Dr. Frank Buscher (VP for Academics) ran the Little Rock Marathon on March 6 in 3:10:22. In February, he set a new personal record in a 10k race with 36:44.
The CBU Communications & Marketing department won two Educational Advertising Awards at the 26th Annual Higher Education Marketing Report competition. CBU won Gold for its "Distinguish Yourself" campaign in the category of Outdoor Transit/Billboard. The University also won a Merit award in the Graduate Brochure category for the "CMBA Brochure." Both materials are targeted to the Graduate & Professional Studies (adult) market.
Dr. Ellen Faith (Education) was elected to a three-year term as chair of the board of directors for DeNeuville Learning Center, a Memphis adult education ministry of the Sisters of the House of the Good Shepherd. On behalf of DeNeuville, Dr. Faith was also recently awarded an Assisi grant to provide an adult education program to Aramark employees at CBU and other local colleges and universities. Dr. Faith also attended the first global Co-Active Summit at Marco Island, FL , February 23-26, presenting "Co-activity is a transformative approach to the 'soft skills' of mentoring, coaching, and leadership."
Amanda Garland (Psychology '11) has been accepted into the J.D. program at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.
Brandon Johnson (Psychology '11) has been accepted into Ph.D. programs in industrial/organizational psychology at Louisiana State University, Auburn University, and the University of Connecticut.
Demarcus Love and Abe Villarreal (both Finance '12) were recently accepted in the inaugural cohort of Seed Hatchery, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program. Seed Hatchery supports emerging technology entrepreneurs with $15,000 in capital and strategic mentors to sharpen their idea into strong startups. Abe and Demarcus are a two-man team working on an idea for electronic device recharging stations that incorporate digital marketing.
Anthony Maranise (Religion & Philosophy '11) recently presented a lecture on the merger between the Psychology of Religion and Sports Psychology at the Mid-South Psychology Conference held at CBU on February 26. In addition, his newest paper, "Superstition & Religious Ritual: An Examination of their Effects & Utilization within Athletics," has been accepted for presentation at the Hendrix College Religious Studies Conference to be held April 23 in Conway, AR.
Dr. Rod Vogl (Behavioral Sciences) attended the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference in Jacksonville, FL, March 2-5 and presented his research, "Flashbulb memories: The roles of personal significance and emotional impact." Coauthors were Nathali Blackwell (Psychology '11) and Carla Liles (Psychology '09). Dr. Vogl also presented research by Jenessa Gebers (Psychology '10) on "The relationship between need for cognition and investigating media credibility."


The week of February 21 was National Engineers Week 2011. Local engineering societies and schools recognized their outstanding members. The following CBU alumni, faculty, and student were recognized this year:

James K. Fleck, PE ('96) was recognized by the Memphis Chapter of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers as ASHRAE Featured Engineer.
Dr. L. Yu Lin, PE (Civil & Environmental Engineering) was recognized by CBU School of Engineering as CBU Featured Engineer.
Michael G. Fulton, PMP (MEM '09) was recognized by Engineering Management Honor Society as EMHS Featured Engineer.
Dr. H. John Ventura, PE (Electrical & Computer Engineering/'65) was recognized by the Memphis Section of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as IEEE Featured Engineer.
Alan Killen II (Civil & Environmental Engineering '11) was recognized by CBU School of Engineering as CBU Featured Engineering Student.
Jittapong Malasri, PE ('06) was recognized by the Memphis Chapter of Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers as TSPE Young Engineer of the Year.
Thomas N. Needham, PE ('67) was recognized by the Memphis Chapter of Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers with TSPE Distinguished Service Award.

For a complete list of local National Engineers Week honorees, please visit the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council website at


Phi Alpha Theta
Pictured above: The CBU chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, inducted two new members, Kyra Clapper (History '13) and Matthew Strong (History '13), on February 28.
Russell Brandon
The CBU Honors Program held its first "From Bookbag to Briefcase (or Stethoscope)" event on February 22, during which five Honors Program alumni gave advice to 30 current students about the transition from college to graduate/medical school and professional careers. Burton Bridges (Business Administration '09), Russell Brandon (Psychology '09), John Legge (Mathematics and Chemistry '09), Kären Brandon (English '07), and Dustin Perry (Mathematics '10) shared the following insights (among others) gleaned from their postgraduate experiences: 1) Don't feel safe at work; continue to develop your skills and relationships; 2) explore and determine what you are passionate about and seek a career that encompasses those things; 3) continue to make time for your friends, as they will provide balance in your life; 4) keep on keepin' on: If things don't fall together right away, be tenacious and do what it takes to be successful. Great advice from some great alumni! Pictured above: Russell Brandon outlines his career decision-making timeline.


Interested in joining one of the new Living Learning Communities at CBU this fall? Following is some vital info on several of them. (There's even more at this link!)

DEADLINE: The deadline for signing up for some of them is this Friday, March 18!

The Accounting and Finance Living Learning Community is an opportunity for students majoring in accounting or finance to live and learn as members of a community at CBU. Both incoming freshmen interested in pursuing an accounting or finance degree and current accounting or finance students are invited to apply. The Accounting and Finance LLC is reserved for students pursuing the B.S. in Accounting or the B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Classroom, extracurricular, and social activities work together to prepare students for successful professional careers in accounting or finance. These select students live together in the newly completed LLC dorm, attend core classes together and participate as a group in extracurricular and social activities. Contact Andrew Morgret at 321-3323 or amorgret@cbu.eduDeadline to commit is Friday!
The Biomedical Living Learning Community is a residential program designed to studies and ancillary programming for students interested in clinical health-related careers. Students interested in participating in the Biomedical LLC will be housed in the new Living Learning Center. (Students can live in the LLC for three years.) Upperclassmen, majoring in various fields in the School of Science and who have a similar interest in clinical health-related careers, will serve as tutors in math, chemistry, and composition, which are considered crucial subjects. During the Fall semester of the sophomore year, students will participate in Medical Shadowing, a course during which they will have the opportunity to shadow trained professionals in various departments at Delta Medical Center. During the Spring semester of their sophomore year, or possibly starting during their junior year, they will participate in a Research Associate Program, directed by Dr. Keith Bradley, M.D. If you are interested, contact Dr. Stan Eisen at or 321-3447 — Current students have until Friday to secure a space with a deposit!
CBU started an Engineering & Science Living Learning Community last fall in Capstone 170. The Engineering & Science LLC is accepting upperclassmen in engineering and sciences to live in the community. First priority will go to students currently in the Engineering & Science LLC; however, there are a number of spaces available. In addition to a great living facility, members of the Engineering & Science LLC will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities: Tutoring in fundamental engineering and science subjects; tutoring opportunities for upperclassmen; group social activities; industry site visits; and an opportunity to earn academic credit for tutoring and leadership activities. If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact either Dr. Eric Welch at 321-3425 or or Fr. Paul Watkins at 321-4204 or pwatkin2@cbu.eduThe deadline for deposits is Friday!
The Sustainability Living Learning Community is a two-year program designed for students who wish to have an enriched academic experience and identify rewarding career opportunities that involve making a positive impact on their communities—ranging from energy conservation and environmental protection to the promotion of cultural heritage and smart economic development. They will study and live together to support the goals of creating a just society, ensuring a clean and biologically rich environment, pursuing meaningful careers, and enjoying a life of service. They will learn from and work with local business leaders, community organizers and CBU faculty who make sustainability a focus of their professional and civic activities. If you are interested in being a part of the Sustainability LLC, please attend one of the Informational Sessions to be held in Buckman Hall 223 on Tuesday (March 15) at 12:30 p.m. and Thursday (March 17) at 12:30 p.m. And additional session will be held next week on Tuesday, March 22, at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Ben Jordan (321-4406, or Dr. Neal Palmer (321-3249,


Clean MemphisThe Office of Student Life and Campus Ministry invite you to help take back our neighborhood! From 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday March 26, CBU will join forces with Clean Memphis, Memphis City Beautiful Commission, and other local schools to clean up the neighborhood and Aerotropolis area in preparation for the very big, high profile 2011 Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition.

We are hoping to involve the entire CBU community—teachers, students, staff, student organizations, fraternities, sororities, families, and volunteers!

To sign up, please click here. If you have questions, please contact Mario Brown at or 321-3529.


SECONDHAND SMOKE: Ms. Alicia Peterson, a tobacco risk specialist, will speak on "The Negative Effects of Secondhand Smoke" on Tuesday, March 22, in Sabbatini Lounge, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
SMOKING CESSATION: Are you smoking more and enjoying it less? Is your money going up in smoke? Did your doctor advise you to quit smoking? If your answer is yes to one or more of these questions and you are ready to quit tobacco use,  we have the class for you! Please join us for Smoking Cessation Classes on Thursdays—March 24, April 7, April 21— in the Thomas Center Conference Room, 1:00 p.m.


Lenten ReflectionsThe Christian Brothers of the Midwest District has posted a 2011 Lenten Reflection booklet on its website at Two sizes are available; one is letter-size and the other is booklet size. Each day's Lenten reflection is also available for viewing on the Midwest District homepage if you prefer to access it online daily.

The reflection for Monday, March 14:
"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Lev 19:18
"Truly, I say to you as you did it to one of the least of my brethren you did it to me." Mt 25:40


The Faculty /Staff Talent Show — otherwise known as Fool-O-Rama —is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Singers, dancers, comedians, musicians, WE WANT YOU!! Proceeds from Fool-O-Rama will go toward a scholarship  for deserving students at De La Salle Elementary  School. Please email, or if you are interested in performing.


SACSQEP stands for Quality Enhancement Plan, which is a five-year plan designed to improve student learning at CBU.
What's new about it?
The focus of our QEP is enhancing academic advising as an important way of improving student learning on CBU's campus.
Why should I care about it?
Every ten years, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reviews CBU's accreditation, and the QEP is a vital part of that process. More importantly, quality advising is a way of advancing our vision and mission as a Lasallian university.
What's next?
A committee representing SACS will visit CBU March 28-30 to review our QEP and suggest possible ways to improve it.
Contact Dr. Scott Geis, QEP Chair, at (901) 321-3349 or


Moodle Gmail Microsoft Exchange

Over Spring Break, Information Technology Services changed moodle logins over to the student and faculty active directory passwords. This is the same password that students use for CBU Gmail and faculty use for Outlook. Students who have not converted yet to CBU Gmail can click here to set up a password for your upgraded account. Then visit the CBU webmail site and follow the links for Gmail. Faculty who have not converted to Outlook should contact the Help Desk (4438 or to schedule a conversion.