Movie NIght vote
WHICH MOVIE DO YOU WANT TO SEE? Join us on the Maurelian Lawn for another Movie Night! But this time YOU GET TO CHOOSE! Click on the vote button above (or go to and select from 22 different films — such as Gnomeo and Juliet, I Am Number Four, The Adjustment Bureau, Blue Valentine, Unknown, Season of the Witch and more.

Poster Presenters
STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: Pictured above are some of the presenting students at the Alpha Chi Student Research Poster Session, held on April 19 in Sabbatini Lounge. There were 61 posters on exhibit, from several different academic departments across campus. For more pictures and information, visit Dr. Anna Ross' webpage at


LIFEBLOOD BLOOD DRIVE: Did you know that 90% of everyone who lives in the Mid-South will need a blood transfusion before they turn 70? Unfortunately, less than 10% of the population actually donates. Lifeblood will be on campus Tuesday (April 26) conducting a blood drive in the Thomas Center Conference Room, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Bring along a friend. Together, you can save up to eight lives in under an hour.
DR. BUSLER'S "LAST LECTURE": Please join the Honors Program and the CBU Community on Tuesday (April 26) at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium for this extraordinary event during which Dr. Bill Busler will give his (hypothetical) "Last Lecture." In its fourth year at CBU and sponsored by the Honors Program, the "Last Lecture" may relate to the professor’s academic work, other professional or life experience, or may be words of inspiration and advice for students — or all of the above. Known for his challenging classes, bodacious teaching style, quick wit, astronomical ability to prepare students for the future, and exposing students to the symphony, Dr. Busler is sure to give his audience something to think about.
FACULTY & STAFF SPRING BBQ! Join your fellow faculty and staff members for food and fellowship at this Faculty/Staff Spring BBQ on Thursday (April 28), 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the Thomas Center Conference Room and outdoors in Buckman Quad.
GSA END OF YEAR PARTY & ELECTIONS: The CBU Gay Straight Alliance will hold its End of Year Party and Elections on Thursday (April 28) at 1:00 p.m. in Kenrick 108. The celebration of the end of the year will include snacks and an election of officers for next year.
STUDENT EASTER EGG HUNT: It's the 4th Annual Student Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Campus Ministry — Thursday (April 28) at 6:00 p.m.  Over 200 eggs to be found with candy, money and all kinds of goodies. Meet on the Soccer Field before 6:00 p.m. Br. Rob will give the instructions!
CBU SINGERS SPRING CONCERT: The Spring Concert Series concludes on Thursday (April 28) when the CB Singers present their annual Spring Concert of beautiful music at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free to CBU students, faculty and staff. Tickets will be sold at the door and seating is open. For additional information, please email Tommy Gaines at or call (901) 321-3390.
PIRATE DAY & GOLF TOURNAMENT: As a fundraiser for the ongoing Buc Field renovations, the CBU baseball team will hold a golf tournament Friday afternoon (April 29) in conjunction with Pirate Day and Senior Day during the final weekend of the 2011 baseball season. The golf tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Audubon Park Golf Course at 4160 Park Avenue. The entry fee is $65 per player, with checks payable to CBU Baseball. For more information, please contact Paul Volpe by email at
     The third annual Pirate Day will be held Saturday (April 30) for the Bucs' noon doubleheader against Ouachita Baptist. A pirate ship will be set up behind the fence in left-center field. The weekend concludes with a 1:00 p.m. game Sunday afternoon (May 1) with Senior Day ceremonies held before the game.
ONGOING: BFA EXHIBITION: The second annual BFA Thesis Exhibition featuring graduating BFA seniors, Quinn Lin and AnnElizabeth White, is on display in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery through the end of the semester. In the foyer of the gallery, there is an exhibition of work by Visual Arts students that features the work of Lauren Geurrent, who is receiving her minor in art.


Earth Month---------------------------------------------------
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. If the video below does not play or appear in your email or browser, please click here.

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.


Brittany Course (Mathematics '11) and Rachel Haag (Biology '11) were honored as the recipients of the 2011 Brother Dominic Dunn Award on April 19 at the Student Research Poster Session. This award is presented annually by the faculty of the School of Sciences to the outstanding graduating senior(s) with a major in science or mathematics. The award is given in the memory of Brother Dominic Dunn, to the graduate(s) giving strong evidence of academic excellence and of service to the University and/or the community.
Joseph Birch (Business Administration '11) has been accepted to the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Sciences, Honors Program) has been named "Tennessee Outstanding Faculty Advisor" by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She was be presented with the award at the NACADA Region 3 Conference in Knoxville, May 18-20.
Amanda Martin (Psychology '13) was named to the Gulf South Conference All-Tournament Golf Team after she also became the first Lady Buc to win the Individual Medalist honor, finishing in first place in the GSC Women's Golf Championship after shooting an 8-over-par 152 in two rounds to win the championship by four strokes (and lead the Lady Bucs to a fifth-place finish, their highest ever).
Nate Phillips (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science '11) entered and qualified in multiple events at the National Fencing Championship Qualifying Competition held at CBHS on March 26. He placed fourth in both Men's Epee; third in Men’s Sabre; and fifth in Men’s Foil. He qualified in each of these weapons for the National Championships in Reno, NV in July. The annual National Fencing Championships are the culmination of the fencing season and average several thousand fencers in attendance.


Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society, held its annual volleyball tournament to raise money for Haiti Medical Missions in Canale Arena on April 13. The student team for the fundraiser was Youth and Vitality, who took on the faculty team of Old Age and Deceit — with Old Age and Deceit coming out as the winners. The Old Age and Deceit team members were alums Kristi Prevost (Biology '10) and Antony Eddy (Chemistry '09) with faculty members Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Science), Brother Francisco Martin (Languages), Dr. Gene McGinnis (Civil Engineering), Dr. James Moore (Biology), Dr. Maureen O'Brien (Behavioral Science), Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology), Dr. William Peer (Chemistry), President John Smarrelli, and Dr. John Young (Chemistry). During the volleyball game, a raffle was held to give away a three-day pass to the Beale Street Music Fest, and the winner was Dr. Anna Ross (Biology). The charity volleyball game raised $510 for Haiti Medical Missions. Thank you to the referees for the night, Alicia Stewart and Logan Westphal, and to everyone who came out to support this event.


Brother Edward Salgado's (Biology) mother passed away on April 19 in California. Please keep Brother Edward and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 339.


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.


LVs RideThe Lasallian Volunteers and other Lasallians are participating in a cross-country bike ride (from Oregon to New Jersey) this summer to raise awareness of poverty and the Lasallian mission. LVs Ride is looking for cyclists from all over who are ready and willing to take up the challenge to fight poverty and spend part of their summer on an incredible journey cross country by bicycle. Volunteers can join us for the full route, a region, a few days or even from the comfort of their own town. Mario Ragghianti ('07) is a co-coordinator and a member of the national riding team, and Kelly Towns ('09) and Samantha Almanza ('09) have signed up as regional riders. If you're interested in joining the ride or sponsoring any of the riders, visit for more information.


Online course evaluations for the Spring semester and March term classes will end on May 1. Your thoughtful assessment is needed. As a bonus, students completing ALL of their evaluations will be entered in a drawing for a great prize. Just ask Esha N. Thakore (Chemistry '14), who won a $50 gift certificate to To access the online evaluation form, click here. There are also links on the CBU Web information pages for both "Current Students" and "Faculty and Staff."


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.