Photo Contest
"MY CBU" PHOTO CONTEST: The CBU Communications & Marketing office is accepting entries for a photo contest, so dust off your camera, pull out that memory card or flash drive, and send us your photos of "My CBU." We want photos of campus life, Greek life, geek life, fun stuff, cool stuff, whatever says "My CBU" to you. The deadline for entering is the end of the semester, and that's coming up soon! We'll be using your pictures to promote CBU in various publications promoting CBU and on the CBU website — so photos need to be high-resolution (sorry, no cellphone pics!). Cash prizes for the winning photos are $100 for first place, $75 for second, and $50 for third. Send your entries to We'll post the winners (and some of the best almost-winners) on the CBU web and Facebook page.


HOLY WEEK MASS SCHEDULE: As we move into Holy Week, please take time to count our blessings and reflect on our lives and how we may continue to serve our God and each other, particularly those in need. Have a blessed Easter break and know you are in prayer, particularly the prayers of the Brothers on campus. Holy Week Masses at CBU are as follows at De La Salle/Stritch Chapel:
Monday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Holy Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m.
Good Friday, April 22: Stations of the Cross at 3:00 p.m.; Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 5:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 23: NO SERVICES
Easter Sunday, April 24 at 11:00am (No 9:00 p.m. Mass)
WANT TO BE A "CARL" THIS SUMMER? Any student interested in participating in Summer Orientation this summer by serving as a CBU Advising Registration Leader (CARL) should plan to attend a meeting with Dr. Kelli Hefner in Assisi Hall 153 on Monday (April 18) at 6:00 p.m. CARLs are current students who assist freshmen in their transition from high school to college during our two-day Summer Orientation program on June 2-3, June 27-28, and July 21-22. If you have questions regarding the CARL program or aren’t able to attend Monday’s meeting, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hefner at
STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: The Alpha Chi-sponsored Student Research Poster Session will be held Tuesday (April 19) in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Student research from a variety of disciplines will be on display. Photos from last year's session are available here. >>
SHROUD OF TURIN: Dr. Robert Brittingham will conduct a presentation on "The Shroud of Turin: Fact or Fiction" on Tuesday (April 19) at 7:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center.  Everyone is invited to attend this most interesting presentation on "the Man called Jesus."
CBU SPRING CONCERT SERIES: The Spring Concert Series continues on Tuesday (April 19) when CBU voice and piano students perform "An Evening of Recital" at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.
BOWLING INTRAMURALS: Bowling intramurals will be held Tuesday (April 19) at Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes (1576 South White Station). Please arrive at Billy Hardwick's at 9:30 p.m.; it will cost five dollars to attend or play (this is the bowling alley's new policy). Contact with questions or if you need directions.
HELP NEEDED! Campus Ministry will be making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless this Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. These sandwiches will be given out at St. Mary's on Good Friday! Thanks for considering this Holy Week service opportunity for those in need!
SPRING BBQ SIGN-UPS DUE! Signup sheets for the Faculty/Staff Spring BBQ have been circulated — They are due by Wednesday (April 20) at 4:30 p.m. to Jane Murphy ( or Stacey Trotter ( And don't forget to join your fellow faculty and staff members for food and fellowship at this Faculty/Staff Community Event! BBQ DATE CHANGE: Thursday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the Thomas Center Conference Room and outdoors in Buckman Quad.
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BFA EXHIBITION: The second annual BFA Thesis Exhibition will open on Friday (April 22) in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery, 4:30-6:30 p.m., featuring graduating BFA seniors, Quinn Linn and AnnElizabeth White. Linn has been accepted into the MFA program at the University of Missouri; her exhibit is titled "She." White's exhibition is entitled "A Series of Psychological Self Portraits."

In the foyer of the gallery, there will be an exhibition of work by Visual Arts students and will feature the work of Lauren Geurrent, who is receiving her minor in art. The exhibitions will remain on display through the end of the semester.

EARTH MONTH EVENTS (for THIS week—there's more below!)

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VEGAN/VEGETARIAN LUNCH: Alfonso Dining Hall is offering an Earth Week Vegan/Vegetarian lunch menu this week! Give eating lower on the food chain a chance, and try some delicious, more sustainable menu options.
HIKE THE OLD FOREST: Meet in the Overton Park parking lot off East Parkway on Monday (April 18) at 3:45 P.M. and join other people from the CBU community for a short afternoon hike through the virgin old forest in Overton Park. The forest is entirely natural and almost completely untouched by man! Led by Dr. Neal Palmer.
SUSTAINABILITY FORUM: Professors Paul Haught, Ben Jordan, and Pat Papachristou will lead a forum on "Sustainability at CBU" on Tuesday (April 19) in Spain Auditorium, 12:20-2:00 p.m. The discussion will involve current efforts to further sustainability programs on campus.
RECYCLING PRESENTATION: Justin Pasqualini ('03), International Paper sourcing representative, will lead a presentation on "Recycling With International Paper at CBU" on Tuesday (April 19) in Spain Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.
CONSERVATION CHALLENGE HIKE: Where does your drinking water come from? How is our electricity generated in Memphis? What watershed do you live in? Learn the answers to these and more on Tuesday (April 19) through a series of educational stations placed along a 1-mile path Conservation Challenge Hike at Memphis Botanic Garden, starting at 2:30 p.m. Once we understand our connectivity with the larger world, it's easier to understand how choices we make every day can have an impact. You'll be challenged to take some simple steps you can take to make a difference. $5 admission fee. Contact Neal Palmer ( for carpooling information from CBU.
ALSO ON TUESDAYS: Don't forget — it's pay-what-you-can admission at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and it's free day at the Lichterman Nature Center!
DIRT! THE MOVIE: There will be special screening of Dirt! The Movie on Wednesday (April 20) in Spain Auditorium at noon, with discussion to follow. Dirt! the Movie is simply a movie about dirt. The real change lies in our notion of what dirt is. The movie teaches us: "When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked." But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, Dirt! the Movie is a call to action.
(If the video trailer below does not appear or play in your browser or email, click here.)

MUNCH & LUNCH LECTURE: Join Matt Farr of the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy at the Dixon Gallery on Wednesday (April 20) at noon for "Public Space and Human Race: Understanding How People Gather," an engaging conversation on the relationship between the built environment and its implications upon social interaction and perceptions of the natural world. The discussion will explore the ways cultures around the world engage their surroundings and each other and will conclude with the various initiatives Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is undertaking to help Memphians get to know their neighbors and their city in new and exciting ways. Please contact Ben Jordan ( for details and transportation options from the CBU campus.
VICTORY GARDEN TOUR: Join in the Collierville Victory Garden Tour on Wednesday (April 20) at the Collierville Farmers Market (located at Collierville Christian Church, 707 N. Byhalia Road) at 3:30 p.m. Please contact Deborah Babb ( for details and transportation options from the CBU campus.


Brother Joel Baumeyer (Mathematics) was recognized for 30 years of reading to the visually impaired on WYPL-FM on April 10 at the Memphis Library Volunteers Reception.
Jenna David (Studio Art '10) has been accepted into the MFA program at the Memphis College of Art for Fall 2011.
Brother Mark Gubbels (Business Office, Retired) was nominated by the Church Heath Center for a Volunteer Mid-South Spirit of Giving Award, in recognition of his 12 years of volunteer work there. Brother Mark received the third place award in the senior division at the luncheon on April 15 at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn.
Dr. Richard Potts (Education) presented "Developing Writers through the 6+1 Traits of Writing" to the 9th Annual RISE (Reading Instruction Successfully Enhanced) International Dyslexia Association Conference in Jackson, TN, on April 9.


The following CBU seniors have been accepted into the Lasallian Volunteer Program for the 2011-12 academic year: Timothy Buckley, Kristen Crone, Toraneka Hampton, Frank Minneci, Jennifer Sneed, and Angela Toomer.
    This is the largest CBU Class to enter the Lasallian Volunteers! The CBU Community congratulates all of you on your future Lasallian education and endeavors!


Below is a list of Student Government Association candidates for the 2011-12 academic year. There are spaces available for senators. Write-in candidates are allowed during voting. Ballots will be sent out via email at noon on Wednesday (April 20) and be due back on Wednesday, April 27. The Election Commission will announce the winners on April 28.

• SGA President: Robert Gibbs
• VP for the Senate: John Blount, Alexander Park
• VP for Communications: Tavares Mondrell Floyd, Danielle Hobbs, Ryan Mitchell, Amanda Willhite
• VP for Finance: Thaddeus N. Williams II
• Senators: Chasity Adams, Michael Matande, Taylor Tartera, Tiereney Eaton, Dustin Perry


CBU CribsDo you think you have an off-the-chain dorm room?

Have you dreamed about being on MTV Cribs? Do you believe you have the talent with some friends to combine your dorm room and your dream of MTV Cribs to create a CBU Cribs video?

If you can keep it clean and represent the University in a positive light while showing all of the different buildings in a video clip that's no more than five minutes, then this contest it for you!

The winning group receives $250, and a runner-up will receive $100.

Judging of the video will be done by popular vote in conjunction with the offices of Residence Life and Communications and Marketing.

Bring a CD, DVD or flash drive with your video to Student Life by May 3 — the winner will be announced May 10.


Dr. Smarrelli & the Loop of Death
Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., CBU president, was one of the "lucky few" invited to participate in a demonstration of the "Loop of Death" during the School of Engineering's annual High School Engineering Competition on April 14. The loop was first built may years ago at the University of Memphis and was destined for the trash when it was rescued by Ted Clarke (Physics). It was refurbished by Bob Moats, supervisor of the School of Engineering Machine Shop, with the help of SPS members. Its purpose is to demonstrate the law of conservation of energy — a bowling ball is launched from the top of a track and rolled around a vertical loop with a person sitting inside the loop. (A 2009 video of the loop, produced by Tony Bownes (Electrical Engineering '10), is posted here.)


RECYCLING: The CBU Sustainability Committee (along with fantastic students from all four schools) is committed to bringing recycling to campus, and wants all students, faculty, and staff to be involved. Recycling bins have been placed in the hallways of Kenrick, Barry, Buckman, Nolan and St. Benilde Halls, as well as in Plough Library and the Computer Center. So far, everyone has adjusted well to the new recycling effort, and we hope that the campus community continues to be motivated to do its part in preserving our earth. 
Earth MonthEARTH MONTH EVENTS (PART 2): Be on the look out for special events that the Sustainability Committee and local organizations will be offering, inspired by Earth Week (April 17-23). Think you'll be busy this week? That's okay, because CBU is extending Earth Week to EARTH MONTH! Hope to see you at one or all of the festivities. BE GREEN!

ENERGY CROSSROADS: There will be special screening of Energy Crossroads on Tuesday (April 26) in Spain Auditorium at 2:30 p.m., with discussion to follow. This award-winning documentary exposes the problems associated with our energy consumption. It also offers concrete solutions for those who want to educate themselves and be part of the solutions in this decisive era. Energy Crossroads features passionate individuals, entrepreneurs, experts and scientists at the forefront of their field bringing legitimacy and expertise to the core message of the piece.
CLEAN UP! Your Chance to Help Save the World (or at least a tiny little piece of it). Join the CBU and University of Memphis Honors Programs on Saturday morning, April 30, to clean up the environment. The group will work in an area near McKellar Lake, where drainage trash from Memphis has created thousands of tons of litter. The lake is so bad that a national organization, Living Lands and Waters, has dedicated the month of March for the next four years to clean up that area, but we're going to start NOW! Need motivation to get up early on April 30? See the Fox news broadcast here. Contact Dr. Tracie Burke at to participate.



Tobacco Free Campus
JUST THE FACTS, PLEASE: The following information is presented to highlight key facts about the chemical, psychological, and social impact of tobacco use. (from

Nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine and amphetamines. (Blakeslee, 1987)
People who use tobacco have 10 times the risk of developing lung cancer than that of non-smokers. (American Cancer Society)
Tobacco users have an increased risk for ALL types of cancers, including lung, mouth, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, bladder, kidney and stomach cancers. (American Cancer Society)
Even ONE cigarette has a noticeable, negative impact on health. One cigarette decreases skin temperature, obstructs air and blood flow to the lungs, increases the heart rate by 15 to 25 beats per minute, raises blood pressure, and causes a decrease in hand-to-eye coordination.
Tobacco use is the number one most preventable cause of death in the United States, killing more than 400,000 people per year. This is more deaths than deaths caused by fires, illegal drug use, homicides, suicides, AIDS, motor vehicle accidents, and alcohol COMBINED.

Approximately 103 days before CBU becomes Tobacco Free with designated smoking areas. Are you prepared?

REMINDER: Tobacco products are prohibited within 20 feet of ALL building structures.