Service Day 2012

ALL students, faculty, staff and alums are encouraged to come and be part of our Day of Service at
De La Salle Elementary & 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 — or register online now at For more information, email or



NCAA Division II South Regionals between our Buccaneers and the UAH Chargers!

This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams this season. Coach Nienaber and the team need YOUR SUPPORT to beat our GSC rival and advance in the tournament!

The University has purchased a limited number of student tickets to the game on Tuesday evening. Please complete the form at the link below for a chance to win one (1) student ticket. You may not reserve more than one ticket per student. Ticket selection will be first-come, first-served. Winners will be notified at 5:30 p.m. on Monday (March 12) by CBU email. Tickets are not transferable to another student.


Click here for your chance to win a free ticket!




All throughout March, many brave men are putting their facial hair on the line for Alpha Xi Delta. In just a few weeks, they'll have some nice looking mustaches to show for it. Donate to the young man who you think has the very best mustache. He could even win a prize! Photos of the mustache-less participants can be found on the March Mustache Madness Facebook group. All the money raised goes to Alpha Xi Delta's philanthropy, Autism Speaks.
The Business Office will NOT be processing Refunds and eRefunds this week (March 12-16).
Jostens will be in the CBU Bookstore for class ring orders on Monday (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.
BOOKSTORE EXTENDED HOURS FOR EVENING TERM: The CBU Bookstore will have extended hours for the upcoming evening term Monday-Thursday (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!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PEER COUNSELOR? 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.
PRACTICE TESTS: Practice Tests for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, DAT, PCAT, and GMAT will be conducted on Thursday (March 15) at 1:00 p.m. on the second floor of Kenrick Hall. There is a $5.00 charge, payable on test day to cover materials — you can keep test booklet afterwards as a study guide! Sign up by logging in to your Nace-Link account (or creating a new account), then click the "Events" tab, select the Practice Tests, and hit the RSVP button at the bottom of the page. For more information, contact the Career Center at
CHEMISTRY SEMINAR: Dr. Xiaohua Huang of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Memphis will present a seminar titled "Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Detection and Treatment" on Thursday (March 15) at 1:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 153. This seminar is co-hosted by the CBU Department of Chemistry and the CBU Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS). Everyone is welcome.
VANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM: The annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will be held at First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper) on Thursday (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

Samantha Bownes Samantha Bownes (Biology '12) has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Vanderhaar Student Peace Award, in recognition of her work with CBU Visible Campus and Arudo Yat benefitting schools and children in Uganda. With Beta Beta Beta, she has helped organized the annual Bowlathon for Uganda, a benefit for the Ugandan non-profit organization Hope North. She is also helping to form a new program to encourage first- and second-year students involved in community service and humanitarian work. She will also be honored at the Symposium on Thursday evening. Samantha is also a member of CBU's 2012 Class of Lasallian Fellows. Click here for an article on her that appeared in the March 10 Commercial Appeal. >>
BREAKFAST FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSORS: In an effort to recognize and thank the teachers at CBU, the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta will be serving donuts, muffins, and other breakfast foods for the Engineering professors in the halls of Nolan Engineering Center on Friday morning (March 16). Engineering teachers, if you don't have a class from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., please stop by and grab some breakfast! Alpha Xi Deltas plan to hold similar teacher appreciation days recognizing each school at CBU.
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>>>


Honors Program in New Orleans
Ten students in the CBU Honors Program spent Spring Break in New Orleans helping with the city's redevelopment efforts and working with the non-profit United Saints Recovery Project. On their tour of the Lower 9th Ward, the area most devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the group walked alongside Ellen DeGeneres and Brad Pitt while DeGeneres interviewed Pitt about his Make It Right Foundation, which is over half way to its goal of building 150 energy efficient and ecologically sound homes in the area. Pictured above at left (l-r) are Brad Pitt, Logan Butler, John Tubbs, Ellen DeGeneres, Johnny Blount, Hope Gilbertson, Michael Sanford and Dr. Tracie Burke. Members of the group also attended Mass at St. Louis Catholic Church in Jackson Square led by Archbishop Aymond of New Orleans, who enthusiastically participated in the Honors Program's "goofy picture" tradition. Pictured above at right are (l-r) Johnny Blount, Hope Gilbertson, Logan Butler, John Tubbs, Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond, Michael Stuart, Lauryn Murphy and Michael Sanford. Also participating in the Spring Break service trip were Cheryl Clausel, Tiffany Corkran, Amanda Willhite and Dr. Maureen O'Brien.
Dr. Buscher in the Phillipines
Dr. Frank Buscher
(Vice President for Academics) recently participated in Encuentro X, a meeting of Lasallian institutions of higher learning worldwide, in Manila, Philippines. The meeting also featured visits to the major Lasallian universities and colleges in the Manila metro area.
Pictured above is Dr. Buscher with nursing students and faculty at De La Salle Health Sciences Institute in Das Mariñas.

MIB Signing
Dr. Buscher also participated in the signing of CBU's new Master of International Business degree, a dual degree program shared with BES Lasalle Barcelona and the Universidad Oberta Lasalle in Andorra, Spain.
Pictured above (l-r) are Brother Miquel Àngel Barrabeig (General Director of BES Lasalle Barcelona), Dr. Buscher, and Brother Álvaro Rodríguez Echeverría (Superior General of the Christian Brothers).
Dr. James Allen (Sport Management) has a poster entitled "NCAA Division I Athletic Trainers: Examining Sport Wagering Behavior" accepted for presentation at the 5th Annual College Sport Research Institute Conference on College Sport at the University of North Carolina, April 19-21.
The CBU Communications & Marketing department won five awards at the 27th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report. This is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. CBU won Gold for its student orientation t-shirt, "Get BUC Wild," in the category of Imprinted Materials. The University also won two Silver awards in the category of Magazine Advertisement/Single and Newspaper Advertisement/Single for its "Distinguish Yourself" and "RN to BSN" ads. Both materials are targeted to the graduate and professional studies (adult) market. Additionally, CBU won Bronze for its "Distinguish Yourself" billboards in the category of Outdoor Transit/Billboard and earned a Merit Award for its radio advertisement featuring a voiceover by its own CBU student, Mike Burns, who is in the MBA program.
The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer guard Scott Dennis (Business Admininstration '12) as the GSC Co-Player of the Year and also named him to the All-GSC Team for the third straight year. Forward Zack Warner (Business Admininstration '12) joined Dennis on the All-GSC First Team. In addition, Sports Information Directors from the NCAA South Region voted Dennis and Warner to the Daktronics All-South Region men's basketball team. Dennis averaged 16.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game.  Warner scored 17.9 points per game to go with 5.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.
Brother Konrad Diebold (CBU Trustee) received an Outstanding Service Award from the Archdiocese of Chicago on March 11. He was honored at the Distinguished Service Award Dinner at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile. Brother Konrad is the president and chief executive officer of Saint Patrick High School in Chicago.
Dr. Greg Sedrick (Graduate Engineering Programs) is serving as the project manager for an international educational consortium co-funded by the U.S. Department of Labor,  U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Joint Activity Training Council, BrightBridge Inc., and the New Economy Institute. The objective is to establish an international consortium to address the worldwide shortage of college graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Initially this means joint classroom instruction among 23 European, 22 South American, and 12 North American (including CBU) universities utilizing distance education technologies. The goal is to create a borderless learning environment where STEM students can interact among themselves on assignments and projects while receiving instruction from international faculty experts. The consortium’s work launched at CBU this semester with students from Cologne, Germany attending CBU engineering management classes.  The University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, the Imperial College in London (England), Paris University of Mines and Technology (France), and several state, federal and private Brazilian university students are anticipated to enroll into CBU classes in the fall. 

Dr. Greg Sedrick in Brazil
The team, including co-chair Dr. Rita Engler (Professor of Innovation and Sustainability Graduate Design Program at Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais) have  recently completed a tour of Brazilian state, federal, and private universities. Pictured above: Dr. Sedrick meeting with federal and state officials in Brazil to discuss consortium membership; (l-r) Evando Neiva (Chief of Staff of the Agricultural Secretariat), Paulo Romano (Agricultural Assistant Secretary of UEMG), Dr. Engler, Dr. Sedrick, Elmiro Alves do Nascimento ( Agricultural Secretary of UEMG), Alysson Paulinelli  (Brazilian Agricultural Minister) and José César (assistant of Agricultural Secretariat).


Sharon (Sherry) Louise Leonardo, sister of Brother Michael Schmelzer (Education/Living Learning Communities), passed away on March 1 at Paradise Court Assisted Living Center, Austin, TX, after a courageous 4-year battle with cancer. She served our country in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Marine Corps Reserve, cared for the youth of Grand Prairie, TX as a school cook, served an elderly friend as full-time caregiver, and until health-related retirement in 2010, served the citizens of Texas for 15 years as a state welfare case worker and Medicaid eligibility specialist. She is also survived by two other brothers, John Schmelzer of Marshfield, WI; and Keith Wormley of Findlay, OH; a son, Frank Leonardo, of Austin; a daughter, Jessica Ann (Leonardo) Doss, of Austin; and two grandchildren. Please keep Brother Michael and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 43.


Important Upcoming Dates on the Academic Calendar:
• March 22: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course
• April 13: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course
The Spring Final Exam schedules for Day Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies are posted on the Web. Check it out here!
The Summer and Fall 2012 course schedules are posted on the Web! Check it out! >>
Summer and Fall 2012 Registration Opening Dates:
• March 19: Graduate & Professional Studies (graduate students: alternate PIN available in Banner Web)
• April 2: Day Seniors and Juniors
• April 4: Day Sophomores
• April 6: Day Freshmen

Remember: ALL undergraduate students (Day and Professional Studies) must obtain their ALT PIN from their advisor in order to register for classes. There is a distinct ALT PIN for each semester — one for summer and a different one for fall.


LivestrongIn partnership with The West Clinic, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has been selected as a candidate for the LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project, which was created to bring proven cancer support programs to communities across the United States.

Finalists will be determined through an online voting campaign that runs through March 23 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Applicants with the top votes per region will receive a financial award of support to replicate and implement a sustainable program dedicated to supporting families fighting cancer. Finalists will also receive tools and resources from the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the organization established in 1997 by the cancer survivor and champion cyclist to serve people living with cancer and empower communities to take action against the world's leading cause of death.

Go to, select "Pillars4Life" and cast your vote for Methodist Healthcare so that Memphis can benefit from this project! You can cast one vote per email address you use.


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.
JOB FAIR PREPARATION & JOB FAIR: Get ready for the job market! There will a Job Fair Preparation Workshop to help you get ready to make the most of the Job Fair on March 22 at 1:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 112. The main event — the Spring 2012 Job Fair — will be held on March 29, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., in Sabbatini Lounge. All current CBU students and alumni are invited to attend this event. At present, employers such as AutoZone, Comcast, Northwestern Mutual, Premier System Integrators, and Packaging Corporation of America are signed up to attend — more to come!
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 Visit for more info.
ALZHEIMER'S PRESENTATION: Andrew Sanders, Manager of Diversity Outreach at the Memphis area office of the Alzheimer's Association, will present "Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's" on March 27 in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact  Karen Conway-Barnett at
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 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 For more information on the lecture, contact Dr. James Wallace at (901) 321-3018 or
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."

(24-6, 11-3 GSC)
Bucs 83, Valdosta State University 52 (at GSC Tournament; Niceville, FL)
Bucs 67, University of West Georgia 59 (at GSC Tournament; Niceville, FL)
03/03: Bucs 43,
University of Alabama-Huntsville 58 (at GSC Tournament; Niceville, FL)
Bucs 85, Florida Southern University 74 (at NCAA Regional Tournament; Huntsville, AL)
Bucs 60, Eckerd College 57 (at NCAA Regional Tournament; Huntsville, AL)
03/01: Lady Bucs 35,
Delta State University 56 (at GSC Tournament; Niceville, FL)
BASEBALL (6-13, 0-6 GSC)
02/28: Bucs 6, Union University 7 (at Buc Field)
Bucs 10, LeMoyne-Owen College 7 (at Buc Field)
03/03: Bucs 5/1, University of West Georgia 6/6 (at Carrollton, GA)
03/04: Bucs 0, University of West Georgia 22 (at Carrollton, GA)
03/07: Bucs 5, LeMoyne-Owen College 1 (at Buc Field)
03/10: Bucs 3/0,
University of Alabama-Huntsville 7/5 (at Buc Field)
03/11: Bucs 0,
University of Alabama-Huntsville 5 (at Buc Field)
SOFTBALL (4-8, 0-0 GSC)
Lady Bucs 1/0,
Evangel University 9/13 (at Bland Field)
03/06: Lady Bucs 1/2,
Jackson State University 6/7 (at Jackson, MS)
Lady Bucs 9/5, Millsaps College 5/4 (at Jackson, MS)
03/05: Bucs 0,
University of New Orleans 9 (at New Orleans, LA)
03/05: Lady Bucs 0, University of New Orleans 9 (at New Orleans, LA)
03/08: Bucs 0,
University of West Florida 9 (at Pensacola, FL)
03/08: Lady Bucs 0,
University of West Florida 9 (at Pensacola, FL)



03/12: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Regional Final, Huntsville, AL; 7:30 p.m.)
03/15: Illinois Wesleyan University (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m.)
03/17: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/18: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 12:00 p.m.)
03/14: Delta State University (Bland Field; 2:00 p.m.doubleheader)
03/17: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Bland Field; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/18: University of North Alabama (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/12-13: CBU Spring Invitational (Quail Ridge Golf Course; Bartlett, TN)
03/13: Harding University (TPC Southwind, 12:00 p.m.)
03/15: University of West Alabama (TPC at Southwind, 1:00 p.m.)