HONORING WOMEN AT CBU: It has become a tradition to annually honor women at CBU — this year's event will be on Monday (May 2) at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall). ALL WOMEN ON CAMPUS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED!

PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: "Let's talk about what has been on your mind." The Department of Behavioral Sciences will present the third annual Psychology Student Research Poster Session on Tuesday (May 3) in Kenrick 205. Students will be with their posters reporting on the research that they have done this semester. You can walk through to see the posters and discuss them with the students from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT ON MAURELIAN LAWN: Join us on the Maurelian Lawn Friday (May 6) at 8:30 p.m. for another Movie Night! There's still time to vote for the movie you'd most like to see — 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.
Yancy Villa (’99, ’03) and Kaci Murley (’10) are organizing a team of CBU alumni, students, faculty and staff to participate in the Cinco K Mayo 5K and Fiesta in Shelby Farms on Saturday (May 7). If you are a runner in the CBU community, you are invited to join the team and show our CBU spirit in the race. If you are up for the challenge, email Yancy at or Kaci at for details. Charlie Coleman in the CBU Bookstore is kindly providing a 50% discount on black shorts so the CBU team can wear matching attire. Latino Memphis is providing red dry fit shirts to registered participants. Register at or at
MASS HONORING SENIORS AT CBU: All seniors are invited to come to Mass on Sunday (May 8) at 9:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel. Each will receive a small gift and a special blessing as they prepare for the next step in their lives! Congratulations, Seniors — we are proud of you!


Mark McClellan (Student Financial Assistance) has been appointed to a one-year term on the Shelby County Historical Commission. McClellan was appointed by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and approved by the County Commission. The function of the Historical Commission is to assist the county historian in preserving local and state history.


At the end of the year while you are packing to go home, there may be some clothes, shoes, etc. that you don't need or want to take home. DONATE THEM TO A GOOD CAUSE— people who don't have what we do! Bring your extra things to Rozier Lounge on Tuesday (May 3), 11:00 a.m.- !:00 p.m. Resident Life and Campus Ministry will be providing some refreshments for your generous spirit!!!


CBU, Thompson Dunavant and ServiceMaster are teaming up to present the Memphis Accounting Excellence Seminar Series at the ServiceMaster Training Center (3839 Forest Hill Irene Road). The inaugural course on "Ethics for Tennessee CPAs in Industry and Government" will be offered on May 16, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Led by Dr. Kathy Riggs of the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy and Lisa McKinney of the University of Alabama, this course presents the general ethics requirements of today’s practicing CPA. The Code of Professional Conduct of the AICPA will be reviewed and case studies will be presented and studied. Four CPE credits are available; no charge for Tennessee Specific Ethics and 2 CPE credits, $50 for General Ethics and 2 CPE credits. Click here for more information; registration is available online at


The Healthcare Packaging Consortium, founded on June 1, 2010, at CBU by Evergreen Packaging, FedEx, Medtronic, Merck Consumer Care, Plastic Ingenuity, Smith & Nephew, and Wright Medical, is about to celebrate its first anniversary. The consortium members met on April 28 to evaluate its first-year activities and prioritized activities for the 2011-12 cycle. The seminars offered during the first cycle were all well received, and findings from R&D projects are being released to the public in form of presentations and publications.

Larry Rutledge, CBU Packaging Lab Consultant, presented a paper entitled "Distribution Tote Testing" at the 2011 International Transport Packaging Forum in Orlando, FL, April 18-21. The paper was coauthored by Dr. Siripong Malasri (Civil Engineering and Healthcare Packaging Consortium Coordinator) and Anthony Lawrence (Engineering Management/Packaging '11). Larry also manned the CBU booth at the forum to promote CBU's ISTA Certified Packaging Lab, the Healthcare Packaging Consortium, and the MSEM (Packaging) program. The forum is one of the biggest annual gatherings of packaging professionals.

Dr. Siripong Malasri will present another part of the same consortium project at the 2011 Mid-South Annual Engineering and Sciences Conference (MAESC) on May 3. The paper, "Preliminary Study of Plastic Tote Drop Impact," is coauthored by Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering), Anthony Lawrence, Larry Rutledge, and Robert Moats (Engineering Lab Technician).


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.


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.


SENIOR PARTY: Wednesday, May 11; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Boswhit Courtyard. Come relax after exams are done and enjoy FREE food & beer on the Alumni Association. Be sure to pick up your FREE GIFT from the Alumni Office!
COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL & REGALIA PICK-UP: Thursday, May 12; 6:00 p.m. at Signaigo Field. Attendance is mandatory for graduates.
BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY: Friday, May 13; 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena; Baccalaureate speaker will be Father Robert Marshall, pastor at the Catholic Church of the Ascension. A reception will follow in the Boshwit Courtyard.
• Students: Line-up for Baccalaureate will be in Buckman Quad at 6:30 p.m. (Please wear regalia and hood only. Please do not bring your cap.)
• Parents: Please proceed to Canale Arena for Baccalaureate service.
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES: Saturday, May 14; Signaigo Field. Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m.
(Rain Location: Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.) A reception will follow in Buckman Quad.