Dr. Smarrelli & Gov. Haslam
Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., CBU President, with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam at the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Independent Colleges & Universities Association (TICUA) in Nashville on February 21. Haslam was honored with the highest state level policy award given by TICUA, the Harold Bradley/William Baird Award for Excellence in Higher Education Policy, for his effort in allowing students to use the lottery scholarship for summer courses.


CLIFF NOTES — DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS: In memory of Clifton Gibbs, a 2011 business administration graduate, CBU is hosting a series of events next week, February 27-March 2. Cliff passed away on February 3 from injuries suffered in a three-car collision on February 1. All events are student-initiated and centered on raising awareness of distracted driving. Throughout the week, CBU students will have the opportunity to participate in Distraction-Free Driving pledges in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The week long dedication begins on Monday (February 27) at 7:00 p.m. with a Candle Light Memorial Service in the Buckman Quadrangle. The events for the remaining week include:

Tuesday: All students are encouraged to wear Red and White in honor of Cliff.
Wednesday: Distracted Driving Awareness Forum at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
Thursday: Paint "The Rock" at 9:00 p.m.
Friday: Balloon Release at noon in the Buckman Quadrangle
VIRTUS TRAINING: A VIRTUS training session for working with children in Diocesan schools will be conducted on Monday (February 27) in Montesi Executive Center, 3:45-5:45 p.m. VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.
SIGN UP FOR SPRING INTRAMURALS! Interested in finishing up the year by getting in shape and having fun? You might want to consider getting involved with CBU Intramurals here on campus! There are four more fun and entertaining events to finish off the year: Indoor Volleyball, Bowling, Soccer and Table Tennis. The links below will help you get registered for each of the events.

Indoor Volleyball (Register by February 28)
Bowling (Register by February 28)
Soccer (Register by March 9)
Table Tennis (Register by March 23)
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President is Wednesday (February 29) in the University Theater. Faculty and staff, please show up at 12:30 for snacks and conversation in the lobby. Conversation with Dr. Smarrelli will begin afterward in the theater to discuss matters of relevance in an informal setting. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss topics large and small.
THINKSHOW! Community members are needed to serve as jurors for this year's ThinkShow!, a yearly district-wide exhibit of student work. Jurors can choose to go to any school, and can expect to spend approximately 2 -3 hours in their assigned school evaluating student projects. ThinkShow! is on Thursday (March 1); please consider coming out! Participation will provide a glimpse into the unique projects MCS students create with their teachers. Sign up online or contact Amanda McClusky, Library Information Specialist, Fairview Middle School at (901) 416-9510 or MCCLUSKYAB@mcsk12.net.
ART FACULTY EXHIBITION OPENING: "Light in the Wetlands," an exhibition of recent paintings by Pam Hassler (Visual & Performing Arts/Adjunct), will open at L Ross Gallery (5040 Sanderlin) with a public reception on Friday (March 2), 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through March 31.
TangledFAMILY MOVIE DAY: The Alumni Office invites the CBU Community to "Family Movie Day" on Saturday, March 3 in Spain Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. The featured film is Tangled, Disney's 2010 twist on the tale of Rapunzel. Complete with popcorn and refreshments! RSVP to alumni@cbu.edu.
EDUCATION LUNCH & LEARN: Join KIPP: Memphis Collegiate Schools for a Lunch-and-Learn Teacher Information Session on Saturday (March 3) from noon until 2:00 p.m. at KIPP Memphis Collegiate Middle (located at 230 Henry Avenue - map). Learn about Memphis' high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools and upcoming employment opportunities. Guests will hear from Jamal McCall, Executive Director, current and future school leaders, and current faculty. Please RSVP by Wednesday (February 29) to Vicki Parson, Director of Human Resources, at vparson@kippmemphis.org or at www.kippmemphis.org.
ONGOING ART EXHIBITIONS: "Ode to Lonerock," an exhibition of work by Samuel Nichols is in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery through April 13. Nichols is a former Art/Creative Director for Jantzen Inc., a sportswear company in Portland, OR where he won various accolades for his work at the San Francisco Art Directors Show. In addition, the foyer of the gallery is displaying photography by the Memphis Camera Club. More>>>


March 22: Last Day to Withdraw from the 16-week Spring 2012 Session
April 13: Last Day to Withdraw from the 2nd 8-week Spring 2012 Session


Emily Oppenheimer and Allison Davis
Emily Oppenheimer and Allison Davis (pictured above) won second place in the paper presentation category at the Mid-South Psychology Conference held at The University of Memphis on February 25. They presented their research titled "Reduce, reuse, recycle, or resist? The relationship between personal recycling attitudes and behaviors and perceived on-campus recycling norms" (additional author: Seneca Mitchell). Ashley Scudder also made a paper presentation titled "The relationship between altruism and reciprocity beliefs" (additional author: Brandon Johnson). Poster presentations included research projects by Katie Antes and Katie Jorski titled "The relationship between stigma and mental health education in a university setting" (additional researcher: Carly Gordon); Olivia Blow and Amanda Martin titled "The relationship between boredom proneness and texting while driving"; Melanie Horne titled "The relationship between self-deception and self-monitoring" (additional researchers: Armika Berkley and Quincy Fitzhugh); Ariel Kingsley, Terrica Brown, and Alison Welch titled "The relationship between social distance and the stigma associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"; and Jose Villa, Taylor Salton, and Dominique Williams titled "The relationship between personality type and preference in mode of communication." Also attending the conference were Dr. Tracie Burke and the presenters' faculty advisors, Dr. Beth Nelson, Dr. Rod Vogl and Dr. Maureen O'Brien.
Kasey Bramlitt (Psychology '12) has been accepted to Master of Social Work program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Dr. Dan Brandon continues his position as Editor for the Mid-South Consortium for the Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) for 2012. He is also presenting a tutorial session on "Building Smartphone Apps using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript" at the CCSC annual conference in March at Union University.
Mario Brown (Student Life) was recently honored by Smith Haines Etiquette and Consulting "for his visionary and progressive ability to lead the students of Christian Brothers University in professional and social advancement by sponsoring business and fine dining etiquette training."
Minna Zhao (Psychology '12) has been accepted to Master of Social Work program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.


Laughter Yoga
LAUGHTER YOGA: Honors Program students, alums, and guests got a lesson in Laughter Yoga on February 23 from Maggie Garcia, mother of Dominique Garcia-Robles (Chemistry '11). Demonstrating what they learned are Cynthia Mullis, Nikki Rhoda, Amanda Willhite, Cali Copsey, Sarah Longoria, Kevin Nuckolls, Maggie Garcia, Madeline Faber, Kelsey Coolican, Larry Anderson, Justin Gallagher, Julia Kueter, Joe Alfonso and Michael Stuart.
WHO'S WHO APPLICATIONS: Applications are now open for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. A nominee from Christian Brothers University is a student that is academically and philosophically prepared and capable of aiding today's society. Thus, the member will have demonstrated a combination of academic excellence, community service, involvement in extracurricular activities, and the potential for continued success. Naturally, different members will have excelled in different areas, but all members are deemed as current or future beneficial contributors to our society. There is a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 for undergraduates with junior or senior standing. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required of Master's students as well. Please submit your nomination online at tinyurl.com/whoswho12.


Frank Swanberry, brother of Jerry Swanberry (ITS), passed away on February 22 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is also survived by his wife Patti; sons Michael and Jeffrey; sister Margaret Moffett; and brother Joe Swanberry. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the cancer center of your choice. Please keep Jerry and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent in care of Campus Box 40.
Grace M. Cramin, mother of Dr. Mike Ryan (Physician Assistant Studies) and grandmother of Mary Michael Ryan (Fine Art '12) and Sarah Catherine Ryan (Biochemistry '12), passed away February 26 after a brief illness. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 29 at Holy Rosary Church (4851 Park Avenue), 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at Holy Rosary on Thursday, March 1 at 11:00 a.m. Please keep the Ryan family in your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Grace and Paul Cramin Scholarship at St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf (1809 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield MO 63017). Condolences may be sent in care of Campus Box T-5.


This year Coca-Cola and Walmart are refreshing the Black History Month celebration by recognizing the history being made today and helping to inspire the next generation of aspiring leaders in the Memphis community. Coca-Cola and Walmart are encouraging consumers to "pay it forward" by giving local youths 18-24 years of age an opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experience.

• Go to www.cokewalmartpayitforward.com and nominate young adults age 18-24 for a chance to win an apprenticeship experience.
• Winners will spend a day being mentored by and shadowing their celebrity role models and business leaders such as former NBA Star Penny Hardaway, award-winning Fox News anchor Mearl Purvis, DJ Stan Bell and Memphis City Council Chairman Harold B. Collins.
• Youths are also invited to nominate themselves.
• Share with your family and friends! Contest ends soon!

ONE WEEK LEFT TO ENTER! Nomination period ends Friday, March 2!


Leap Year Sale
Jostens will be in the Bookstore for class ring orders on March 12 during the hours of 10:30 a.m. -.1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Special pricing on this date only! ALL rings will be on sale with women's designs starting at $159, and men's designs starting at $179.
EXTENDED HOURS FOR EVENING TERM: The CBU Bookstore will have extended hours for the upcoming evening term, March 12-15, 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and March 19-20, 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Rental customers may check in rental books from the previous term during this time!
Visit www.rentatext.com and find out if the book you would like to adopt is eligible for rent!


Hygiene Kits for HaitiDr. Sue Trzynka and seven students in the CBU Nursing Program — Brianna Barnett, Aleisha Curry, Christen Coleman, Clark Gwaltney, Bob Schroeder, Ramelle Wheeler and Erica Williams — are making a mission trip to Haiti in March in conjunction with the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership through Holy Communion Church, where they will working at St. Vincent's School, an orphanage and special-needs school.

They had planned on distributing 350 hygiene kits (soap, toothbrushes (all sizes), toothpaste, washcloths, combs, etc.) to the children and adults at St. Vincent. Their original supplier for hygiene kits to distribute at the school is now unable to provide them.

Therefore the Nursing Program DESPERATELY NEEDS help obtaining the following supplies:

Toothbrushes (infant to adult size) Toothpaste (large tubes) Combs Large bars of soap

Donations of art/craft supplies (yarn, crayons, paper, coloring books, beads, string, paint and brushes) are also needed. ALSO REALLY REALLY NEEDED: any old large suitcases that you don't have to have back, because the group is going to transport the kits over as luggage to save on the cost of shipping those things. If you have one of those in your attic or garage that you're not using, bring it on. Big rolling duffle bags or whatever you have will be welcomed.

Donation boxes are available in the Nursing Program office (Buckman Hall 303) and outside Dr. Trzynka's office (Cooper-Wilson 314). Contact Dr. Trzynka at (901) 321-3465 or etrzynka@cbu.edu for more info.


Any interested freshman, sophomore or junior who has leadership abilities, is service-oriented, highly motivated, school-spirited, and has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is encouraged to apply for a Peer Counselor position for the 2012-2013 academic year. Applications will be available in the Counseling Center on Monday, March 12 and must be returned to the Counseling Center by Wednesday, March 21.

NOTE: If you would like more information about the Peer Counselor Program, you are invited to attend a Peer Counselor Informational Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 12:30-1:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room.


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day as St. Patrick did! Come out to CBU's Day of Service on Saturday, March 17 at 9:00 a.m. ALL students and faculty and staff are encouraged to come and be part of our Day of Service at De La Salle Elementary and Urban Farms. Lunch will follow in Alfonso Dining Hall (or outside, weather permitting) — FREE! Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirt or paint on them! Also, there will be games and activities after lunch on campus to celebrate our Day of Service on St. Patrick's Day! Same-day registration is at 8:30 a.m. in the Central Lot (online registration will also be available soon). For more information, email lmccormi@cbu.edu or emcdonal@cbu.edu.


Tony EarlyCBU READERS SERIES: Novelist Tony Earley will give a reading on March 22 in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m., as part of the CBU Readers Series. Earley is the Samuel Milton Fleming Chair in English at Vanderbilt. He received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama and has taught at Vanderbilt since 1997. He has been named one of the "twenty best young fiction writers in America" by The New Yorker and one of the "Best of Young American Novelists" by Granta. His books include a collection of short stores, Here We Are in Paradise: Stories (1994); a novel, Jim the Boy (2002); and a collection of personal essays, Somehow Form a Family: Stories That Are Mostly True (2001). His stories have also appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire and Best American Short Stories.
MBA ALUMNI LUNCH & LEARN: Join the MBA Alumni Association on March 27 in Sabbatini Lounge for lunch and an opportunity to hear from Taylor Berger, owner and founder of YoLo Frozen Yogurt. Registration will be at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will follow at noon. Lunch is $8.00 for guests — Current students, your meal plan will be accepted for this event! Please RSVP to rsvp@cbu.edu. Visit cbumbaalumni.wordpress.com for more info.
SPRING THEATRE PRODUCTION: CBU's Visual & Performing Arts Department will present Almost, Maine by John Cariani on March 30-31 at 7:00 p.m. and on April 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Cariani employs elements of magical realism as he explores the mysteries of the human heart in this delightful comedy. On a Friday night in the middle of winter, residents of a small, mythical town in far northern Maine are falling in and out of love at an alarming rate. Knees are getting bruised; hearts are getting broken... but the bruises heal and hearts mend — almost — in what has been described as a "charming midwinter night's dream." Almost, Maine will leave you spent from laughter and thoroughly warmed from the inside out. General admission is $5.00; CBU faculty, staff and student admission is $1.00. Reservations are not needed. For more information, contact Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3026.
DISTINGUISHED CATHOLIC LECTOR SERIES: Dr. Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, will present "Happiness: How Do You Get It? Christ's Version vs. the World's" as part of the Distinguished Catholic Lectors Series at CBU on April 20 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Kreeft is a philosopher and Christian apologist, renowned for his abilities to offer intellectually rigorous defenses of classical Christian teachings. His lecture will explore how Christ's teachings are at odds with virtually everything we assume makes up a "happy" life. For more information on Dr. Kreeft, visit www.peterkreeft.com. For more information on the lecture, contact Dr. James Wallace at (901) 321-3018 or jwallac6@cbu.edu.
DR. RENA DURR'S "LAST LECTURE" - SAVE THE DATE: The Honors Program will present Dr. Rena Durr's "Last Lecture" on Tuesday, April 24, at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. In its fifth year at CBU, this event is always a memorable one. 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. Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for this extraordinary event during which this esteemed Behavioral Sciences professor gives her "Last Lecture."


Ada Maria Isasi-DiazVANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM: The annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will be held at First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper) on March 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Professor Emerita of Christian Social Ethics and Theology at Drew University, will speak on the topic "Compassion & Solidarity: Struggling for Justice, Building Peace." Since the 1980s, Dr. Isasi-Diaz has focused on the elaboration of mujerista theology based on the religious understandings and practices of Latinas living in the U.S. She has lectured throughout the country as well as internationally on issues of justice, and Latina/o theology. She coauthored the first Latina theology book published in the U.S. For more information, visit gvanderhaar.org.

(21-5, 11-3 GSC)
Bucs 91, University of New Orleans 71 (at Canale Arena)
Bucs 78, Delta State University 68 (at Cleveland, MS)
02/25: Lady Bucs 45,
Delta State University 88 (at Cleveland, MS)
BASEBALL (4-6, 0-0 GSC)
Bucs 3,
Blue Mountain College 5 (at Buc Field)
02/25: Bucs 2,
Lindenwood University 3 (at Buc Field)
Bucs 6, Lindenwood University 4 (at Buc Field)
02/26: Bucs 4,
Lindenwood University 8 (at Buc Field)
SOFTBALL (2-4, 0-0 GSC)
Lady Bucs 4/0,
Union University 5/5 (at Bland Field)
Lady Bucs 8, Missouri Baptist University 0 (at Bland Field)
02/24: Lady Bucs 0,
Missouri Baptist University 1 (at Bland Field)
MEN'S GOLF (1-1, 0-0 GSC)
02/19-20: Frito-Lay/AT&T Intercollegiate Tournament
(at Philadelphia, MS) — Bucs 12th of 14 teams



03/02: Valdosta State University (Quarterfinals, Niceville, FL; 12:30 p.m.)
03/03: West Georgia/West Alabama (Semifinals, Niceville, FL; 5:30 p.m.)
03/04: GSC Championship (Niceville, FL; 1:30 p.m.)
03/02: Delta State University (Quarterfinals, Niceville, FL; 12:30 p.m.)
03/03: West Florida/West Alabama (Semifinals, Niceville, FL; 12:30 p.m.)
03/04: GSC Championship (Niceville, FL; 11:00 a.m.)
02/28: Union University (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/29: LeMoyne-Owen College (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/03: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 11:00 a.m. doubleheader)
03/04: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 12:00 p.m.)
03/03: Evangel University (Bland Field; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)