vote Ross Glass Collection
CBU ART EXHIBITIONS: An exhibition of 17 new selections from the Beverly and Sam Ross Studio Glass Collection is on the main floor of the Plough Library. New additions to the collection include glass works by Dale Chihuly, Dominic Lobino, Dante Marioni, John Littleton, Kate Vogle, Kury Wallstab, Katherine Bernstein, Jan Williams, Rob Levin, John Lewis, William Morris, Michael David, Kit Karbler, Albin Schaedel, Sally Prasch, Firtz Driesbach and Ola Hoglund. They have been added to the favorites from the collection by Harvey Littleton, Gary Beecham, Richard Ritter, Tommie Rush, Paul Stankard, Yaffa Sikorsky, David Goldhagen and Mary Lynn White. The glass exhibit will officially open on August 19, along with "Selections from the Metal Museum" in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery, featuring metal sculptures from the collection of the National Ornamental Metal Museum, and "Photographs by Paula Craven" in the foyer of the gallery. A public reception will be held in the gallery on foyer, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


VPN ACCESS: Beginning Monday, July 18, access to CBU's Virtual Private Network (VPN) will require the Active Directory (CBU Google Email/Exchange) password instead of the Legacy password. Also note that students will no longer be able to access CBU's virtual private network.
MOVIE NIGHT THIS FRIDAY: Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and join the fun for Family Movie Night on Friday (July 22) on Maurelian Lawn! This month's movie is the Disney feature, Tangled! Attendance is free — ice cream social at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30!
FILMS ON DEMAND: Plough Library is happy to announce that the Films on Demand database has been added to its database collection. The database covers that major academic areas: Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, and Health & Medicine. Videos can be linked, in whole or in part, and they can be used in classes and in course ware. Individual logins are available for those who want to mark favorites or create playlists. Watch the Library’s blog, "What's New @ Plough Library," for additional details on how to use this new resource.
STUDENT LIFE OFFICES RELOCATED: The Office of Student Life has temporarily relocated to the third floor of Buckman Hall, Room 361 (the telemarketing room) until repairs and renovations to the Thomas Center are complete. The offices in the Thomas Center will be closed, so please be sure to direct any guests to Buckman. Thanks for you assistance and understanding in this time of transition.
CANALE ARENA CLOSURE: Canale Arena will be closed August 8-11 while the floor is being refinished.
NEW BOOKSTORE HOURS: The CBU Bookstore is now open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Special event and activity hours will be posted as they are scheduled. The Bookstore will be open extended hours at the start of each 16-week & 8-week Graduate & Professional Studies Evening Term:
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. for the first Monday-Thursday of each term
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. for the second Monday and Tuesday of each term


Bridget Buckley (Psychology '09) has been accepted into the Master's Program in Educational Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver.
Dr. Marius Carriere (History & Political Science) assisted with the presentation for the Shelby County Historical Commission's High School History Awards, held at the Shelby County Archives on May 26.
Sandi Martin (MBA '11) was featured in an article in the June 24 edition of the Memphis Business Journal, featuring MXLP Inc. dba Motorcycle Xpress Loop Plus, a business she started with her husband that offers one-hour oil changes for motorcycles and same-day service for ATVs and personal watercraft. She developed this business plan in Jennifer Weske's CMBA 608 Capstone Project class.
Jim Schlimmer ( VP of Enrollment Management) copresented "A Fresh Look at the Admissions Funnel" with Lyle Kraft (Executive VP of Enrollment Marketing at PlattForm Higher Education) at the National Small College Enrollment Conference (NSCEC) on July 10-13 in St. Augustine, FL.
Peter Prakongpan (Psychology '11) has been accepted to the Master of Science in Counseling program at the University of Memphis.
Brother Kevin Ryan (Physics) gave the opening prayer for a competition of Irish Dancers at CBU's Canale Arena on June 5. Brother Kevin also spoke to a group of schoolchildren about astronomy, the sun and eclipses at the Randolph Branch of the Memphis Public Library on June 15, and attended a History of Astronomy Conference at the University of Notre Dame on July 6-10.
Dr. Talana Vogel (Education) published an article on the U.S. Eventing Association's blog, EventingUSA. The USEA is the organization responsible for organizing, promoting and adjudicating equestrian eventing within the United States. Click here to access Dr. Vogel's blog entry.
Wanda and AlfreWanda Anderson (International Initiatives) ran into actress Alfre Woodard at the Peabody Hotel on June 4 while Woodard was in Memphis for the 16th annual Sisterhood Showcase. This wasn't their first meeting. The actress, who was a student of the late Brother Patrick O'Brien at Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from CBU in 2000, and Wanda worked with Brother Pat in arranging her honorary degree. Woodard has won four Emmy Awards for her television performances in series Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The Practice, and the HBO television movie Miss Evers' Boys. She also won a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, CableACE Award, NAACP Image Award and Satellite Award for Miss Evers' Boys. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1983 film Cross Creek. She currently appears in the TNT series Memphis Beat.


Christina Brown has joined the School Business in the position of Administrative Assistant. Christina was previously Administrative Assistant for the School of Arts.
Phil Devers has joined the Physical Plant in the position of Maintenance Technician. Phil was formerly a part-time Entrance Attendant with Campus Safety.
Diane Dudenhefer has been appointed Store Manager of the CBU Bookstore (Follett # 478). Diane was previously the Assistant Manager and Text Manager for the Bookstore.
Glenda Emerick is now Administrative Assistant and Distance Education Coordinator for the Graduate Engineering Program.
Dr. Mike Ryan will be working with the new Physician Assistant Studies Program in the position of Clinical Coordinator.
Stacey Trotter has joined the Nursing Program as Administrative Assistant; Stacey is also Administrative Assistant for Student Financial Assistance.


Mike Covington has joined the office of Student Financial Assistance as a Technical Counselor.
Petya K. Grady has joined the Communications & Marketing department in the position of Communications & Marketing Coordinator. She comes to CBU from the Memphis Crisis Center where she was Director of Volunteer Services.
Cassy Greig has joined the Student Life Office as the new Director of Residence Life.
Julie Hagar has joined the MBA Program in the position of Administrator.
Stephanie Hanscom has joined Campus Safety in the position of Campus Safety Officer.
Steve Lambert has joined the Physical Plant in the position of Maintenance Technician.
Allison Linna has joined the Physician Assistant Studies Program as Administrative Assistant.
Sean MacInnes has joined the School of Arts as Administrative Assistant.
Dr. Mark John Scott has been appointed Director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program. He comes to CBU with more than 29 years of experience as a Physician Assistant in the Memphis area. His areas of practice include oncology/hematology, acute care, and neurosurgery. 
Dr. Sue Trzynka has been appointed Assistant Director of the Nursing Program, effective August 1. She comes to CBU with over 14 years of teaching experience in practical nursing, diploma, traditional baccalaureate, second degree nursing, and RN to BSN programs, as well as Master’s level nursing.
Dr. Peggy Ingram Veeser has been appointed as Director of the Nursing Program. She comes to CBU from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing where she served on faculty as a tenured professor for 30 years in addition to being the director of University Health Services for more than 24 years.


Alma Ross, mother of Dr. Anna Ross (Biology), passed away on July 5 in Stroudsburg, PA. Please keep Anna and her brother in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 85.
Father Edward Everitt, pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church in Memphis from 1997 to 2006, was killed in an apparent robbery on July 11 at a weekend retreat for the Dominican Order of Priesthood in Waveland, MS. An arrest has been made in the killing. Father Ed was serving as pastor of Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond, LA. Please remember him and the Dominican Community in your thoughts and prayers.
Earl Fray, a 1959 Electrical Engineering graduate and longtime friend of CBU, passed away recently after a very brief illness. Earl and his wife, Faye, established the Earl and Faye Fray Endowed Scholarship in 2009. Condolences may be sent to Faye Fray at 13310 Serenade Circle, Sun City West, AZ 85375-1720. (Click here for an article on the Frays that appeared in the Fall 2009 edition of Bell Tower.)


Library hours for the Summer Sessions will be reduced. From May 31 through August 21, regular hours will be:
• Mondays-Thursday:, 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
• Saturdays: Closed
• Sundays: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
If instructors want to schedule a library class or a tour at a time outside of regular hours, please contact Kay Cunningham at to arrange a time.


ACCOUNTING SEMINAR ON PCI COMPLIANCE & FRAUD: Thompson Dunavant and CBU continue the Memphis Accounting Excellence Seminar Series on August 4 at the ServiceMaster Company National Training Center(3839 Forest Hill Irene Road), 1:00-5:00 p.m. The August session is focused on "PCI Compliance and Corporate Fraud" and presents the general concepts surrounding Pay Card Industry Compliance and Fraud Issues in today's corporate environment. After the program, participants will be able to explain the basic rules governing how companies maintain their PCI Compliance and the pervasive issues surrounding corporate fraud. The program will offer four CPE credits for CPAs in Forensic Accounting/Fraud. Online registration and info is available at
400 YEARS OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE: The Catholic Roundtable at CBU will join with other area institutions to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible this fall. The Catholic Roundtable will present a lecture by Dr. Ellie Bagley about the Catholic responses to the King James Version on Monday, October 24, in Spain Auditorium. Bagley, an Assistant Professor of Religion at Middlebury College, is the author of a soon-to-be-published book entitled Catholic Critics of the King James Bible, 1611-1911. Other local events scheduled to celebrate the 400th anniversary can be found at


Tobacco Free CampusEffective August 1, 2011, tobacco products will only be allowed in clearly visibly marked tobacco use areas. No one may smoke along any pathway or walkway leading to or from the designated smoking area, nor may individuals smoke at the picnic tables nor outdoors in any of the grassy areas or the parking lots. While CBU makes these designated areas available to smokers, it in no way has any legal responsibility to do so. Any individual who chooses to use these smoking areas do so at their own risk. No additional breaks are allowed to any employee who smokes. Finally, smokers and users of tobacco products must dispose of the remains in the proper containers. This helps to keep a neat and clean environment for all employees, students, visitors and customers.

Designated Smoking Areas will be at these locations:
• East of Oakdale Capstone Apartments (on Hollywood side)
• Northwest of O'Hara Hall (by dumpsters)
• Northwest side of Maurelian Hall (between Maurelian & Parkway)
• Behind the Living Learning Center (facing the railroad tracks)
• South side of Nolan Engineering Center (inside fenced area)
• Between St. Benilide and Battersby Halls (by the exterior stairs)
• Behind CBU Maintenance
• South of Stritch Hall (by De La Salle/Stritch Chapel)
• West of Avery Apartments (facing Oakdale)
A map and photos of the locations will be posted online at the Tobacco-Free Initiative website.

Enforcement of this policy will depend upon the cooperation of all faculty, staff, student and visitors not only to comply with this policy, but also to encourage others to comply with the policy, in order to promote a healthy environment in which to work, study and live.

MORE INFORMATION on the policy and the Tobacco-Free Initiative may be found online here. Questions regarding the initiative can be addressed to Karen Conway-Barnett at or Ken Massa at


The Connection is published monthly during the summer. It will return to its regular weekly schedule on August 22.