Koi Pond
THE LATEST IN LIMNOLOGY: Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology) took his students on their third limnology field trip this semester to the koi pond at the Memphis Botanic Garden last Wednesday. (For the uninitiated, limnology is the study of freshwater ecosystems.) Pictured above at left, Joe Alfonso (Biology '12) and Vicki McClain (Sciences '12) model the latest fashion in wading apparel. At right, Dr. Eisen manages (in his own words) "to avoid acting my chronological age." Coincidentally, the Botanic Garden had a program at the same time for all the elementary school children who were on their Spring Break. The two girls standing behind Dr. Eisen joined the class in picking out invertebrates (mostly snails and non-blood-sucking leeches) from the rocks on the opposite side of the pond.


Did you know that having a low credit score can cost you hundreds of thousands dollars over your lifetime? Start your financial life off on the right foot: Attend this workshop on "Your Credit, Your Debt, and the (Potentially) High Cost of Both" and learn about good and bad debt, how your credit score affects more than just your interest rate, and how to access your credit report. Monday (March 21), 8:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 151. Sponsored by the Honors Program and open to the entire CBU Community! RSVP to tburke@cbu.edu. The next Money Monday will be held on April 11 and will focus on Saving and Investing — also at 8:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 151.
SECONDHAND SMOKE: So you think second hand smoke does not hurt others?Ms. Alicia Peterson, a tobacco risk specialist with the American Cancer Society, will speak on "The Negative Effects of Secondhand Smoke" on Tuesday (March 22) in Sabbatini Lounge, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Free pizza and drinks plus a drawing for door prizes!
TOBACCO FREE SUPPORT GROUP: Every Wednesday in the Thomas Center Conference Room, 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
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.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during Lent at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall).
HEALTHCARE PACKAGING CONSORTIUM: The Consortium will host a seminar entitled "Sterilization in Medical Device Industry" on Friday (March 25) in Montesi Executive Center, 1:00- 4:30 p.m. Speakers are Dr. Asit Ray (CBU Chemical Engineering) and Mr. David Vogel (Director of Validation and Microbiological Control at Smith & Nephew). The seminar is free to CBU faculty, students, and staff. To register for the seminar, email Dr. Pong Malasri at pong@cbu.edu. For more information, please visit the Consortium website.
Clean MemphisTHE BIG CLEAN-UP PROJECT: The 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 mario.brown@cbu.edu or 321-3529.

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 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.


Phil Goodwin 200 Wins
Dr. John Smarrelli Jr
., CBU president, congratulates Coach Phil Goodwin on his 200th win as head coach of the CBU Buccaneer baseball team. Goodwin picked up his 200th win— the 450th of his career as a coach— in a March 6 game against the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Ashley Bailey (Psychology '11) has been accepted to the University of Memphis M.A. program in Speech Language Pathology.
Kaylea Brewer (Natural Science '11) has been accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Tennessee–Chattanooga.
Chase de Saint-Felix (Religion & Philosophy '11) has been accepted to the M.A. program in Philosophy at American University in Washington, DC.
Lorna Field (English '11) recently presented her paper, "Heraclitus: Of Dung and Corpses" at the Tri-State Liberal Arts Philosophy Symposium held at Millsaps College.
Ben Jordan (History & Political Science) published an article in the latest issue of Environmental History, the leading peer-reviewed journal in the field, which is now being published by Oxford University Press.  His  article, "'Conservation of Boyhood': Boy Scouting’s Modest Manliness and Natural Resource Conservation, 1910-1930," examines the relationship between natural and human-built environments on the one hand and gender, race, class, and citizenship ideas on the other.
Yue "Quinn" Lin (Studio Arts '11) has been accepted into the M.F.A. program at the University of Missouri. 
Kathleen Nelson (Biology '11) has been accepted to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology) has been selected president of the Board of Directors at Birthright of Memphis, Inc.
Huong Tran (Biology '11) has been accepted to the Master’s-level Clinical Nurse Leader program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Bev Vitali (Management/Marketing/Economics) is a judge for the Memphis Business Journal "Small Business Awards." The panel of independent judges from a variety of industries will make on–site visits, conduct interviews with company executives and references, and will select one winner in each category. The finalists will be honored on May 19 at an awards dinner.
Jessica Wooster (Natural Science '11) has been accepted to the Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Congratulations to the winners in this year's CBU Castings literary journal contest. In the prose category, the winners are: Anna Swearengen, "Gentle Forest" (first place); Thomas Swett, "Dream Logic" (second place); Liz Kellicut, "Errors" (third place). In the poetry category, the winners are Jessica Ambers, "Silhouette" (first place); Nida Pathan, "With a crinkle...." (second place); and Angela Toomer, "Today" (third place). In the art category, the winners are Yue Lin, Silence (first place); Yue Lin, Candelight (second place); and Jayme McKeever, Limon (third place). In the photography category, the winners are Shannon McDonald, Memphis Bridge (first place); Cameron Bowman, Guitar (second place); and Simon Hua, City Under Our Knees (third place).


Congratulations to Dr. Kelli Wildman Hefner (Academic Services) on her marriage to Steven Hefner ('92, MBA '94) on March 4 in Baton Rouge, LA.
Brother Rob Veselsky (Campus Ministry) has been appointed by the Superintendent of Memphis Catholic Schools as Principal of De La Salle Elementary at Blessed Sacrament Parish and assigned by the Midwest District to the Our Lady of the Star Community, effective this summer. For the past seven years, Brother Rob has served as Director of Mission and Campus Ministry, and been a member of the Lambert Hall Community. He will finish this academic year with us before moving to De La Salle and Our Lady for the Star Community. As the second principal of De La Salle, Brother Rob will assume the leadership from Brother Mark Snodgrass who was recently named Auxiliary Visitor of the Midwest District effective July 1.
Julie Yancey has joined the Graduate & Professional Studies office in the position of Admissions Counselor.


Focus group participants needed! The Tobacco Free Campus Initiative Committee wants your input for location of designated smoking areas at CBU. Join us on Thursday, March 31, at 1:30 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room. There will be free build-your-own sundaes and a drawing for two door prizes! Contact kconway@cbu.edu if you have any questions.


JAPAN EARTHQUAKEBrother Rodrigo Treviño, principal of La Salle Home in Sendai, Japan has provided an update on the condition of Lasallians and their ministries after the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11.

Brother Rodrigo explains in the message below (dated March 16) that the Brothers and children at La Salle Home, a welfare facility in the coastal city of Sendai, closest to the epicenter and approximately 180 miles north of Tokyo, are safe.

Overall, La Salle Home is in better condition than its surroundings. The buildings are new and constructed with the new earthquake standards.
Dear Lasallians:

A short note just to keep you informed about the situation we are living. Thanks be to God our personnel (25) and the kids (80 boys and girls from 3 to 19 years old) of our La Salle Home Welfare Center are doing well and in good spirits, as well as the Brothers at the community (6 Brothers; 2 Japanese and 4 Mexican).
    At least for the time being water services and electricity are back, but not gas and gasoline which are still scarce. Since little temblors continue during the day and night, we have decided to keep the shelter measures in place for more days. It is safer to remain living together in our own gym. Because of the lack of gas, the kitchen and dining room are not yet in use. Apparently, the building itself didn't suffer any damage. You may know that our center and community are located on a hill and far from the seashore, so we did suffer the earthquake's impact but, thank God, nothing from the damage inflicted by the tsunami in other areas of the city.
    We already have had two complete inspections and are planning a third one when things calm down a little bit more. Once we are confirmed that the building is completely safe and can be used without any risk the children will return to their regular quarters. The situation at the general level (city and country) is still in recovery mode. Food supply, gasoline, gas, and other basic services are not back to normal, and the problem of the nuclear reactor at Fukushima, which is not far from Sendai, keeps all of us uneasy.
    We ask you to continue keeping our country in your prayers! Even among all the worries and troubles we are facing, God's hand is quite visible upon us and His blessings are noticeable! Let us be grateful for the gift of life and all the other so many blessings He is pouring upon us. It is the end of the school year in Japan. The schools our kids are attending already sent the information about resuming lessons on March 22 in order to finish their planned activities, so we hope that little by little we will back to normal, or close to normal, soon.

Together in De La Salle.

Please continue to keep the people of Japan in your thoughts and prayers.


PET ADOPTION FAIRAlpha Sigma Tau and the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County are holding the 1st Annual Midtown Memphis Adoption Fair and Family Day at CBU on Saturday, April 2, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. At the event, you will find delicious vendor food, games for all ages, raffle prizes, and PUPPIES AND KITTENS to be adopted. All games and vendors have a built-in donation requirement, so even if you have pets already, you can know that any fun you participate in will be going towards the good cause of buying food and paying for the needed surgeries of these rescued animals.

Why go out and buy a pet when you can adopt one? Let’s create awareness in our community about the dangers of animal cruelty and neglect!
Do you care about animals? Attend the AST Awareness Talk on Memphis Dog Fighting on March 31 at 6:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Discover the truth to help puppies like these live a life—period.


Lenten ReflectionsThe Christian Brothers of the Midwest District has posted a 2011 Lenten Reflection booklet on its website at www.cbmidwest.org/main/#/resources. 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 21:
Daniel 9: 4-10
Luke 6: 36-38


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 sgeis@cbu.edu.