Dr. Fitzgerald and students at Brain Awareness Week presentation
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald
(Biology) hosted a class of 19 CLUE students from Snowden School on March 21 as part of Brain Awareness Week educational outreach
, a global campaign by the Society for Neuroscience to elevate public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain and nervous system research. Models and actual samples of brain and nerve tissue were stationed around the lab for the students to study.


During Lent, the Office of Campus Ministry invites everyone to join them for Mass and Stations of the Cross each week. Mass will be offered each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph's Chapel (Barry Hall) by Father Francis Muriithi. The Stations of the Cross will be said each Friday at 2:15 p.m. in Stritch Chapel. (There will be no Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 6.) All are invited to attend these weekly offerings.
DELTASIG PLEDGE RAFFLE: The Spring Pledge Class of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity will be selling raffle tickets outside of Alfonso Dining Hall during lunch hours this week. If your ticket is chosen, you win half of the proceeds! So be sure to come support the Delta Sigma Pi Pledge Class!
YoLoMBA ALUMNI LUNCH & LEARN: Join the MBA Alumni Association on Tuesday (March 27) in Sabbatini Lounge for lunch and an opportunity to hear from Taylor Berger, owner and founder of YoLo Frozen Yogurt. Berger, a lawyer turned entrepreneur, introduced a new dining concept to the Memphis market and built a network of nine locations in the Mid-South, North Carolina and Kentucky in only two years. He will be sharing why he left a career in law to become a small business owner, how he successfully introduced a new concept and gained traction in an uncertain economy, and candid advice for anyone considering taking the plunge into entrepreneurship. 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.
LET'S ALL "SPRING" INTO ACTION! The weather's warm, the flowers are blooming and it's time to get back in shape! Bring your tennis shoes and come join fellow walkers at the Signaigo Field track on Tuesday and Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. See you there!
3-D PHYSICS: Dr. John Varriano (Physics) will give a talk on the physics of 3-D glasses on Tuesday (March 27) at 12:30 p.m. in Cooper-Wilson 105. All are invited to hear how these glasses work and to see some neat tricks that you can do with them. The talk is sponsored by the Society of Physics Students.
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 Tuesday (March 27) in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact  Karen Conway-Barnett at kconway@cbu.edu.
ANNUAL BENEFITS ENROLLMENT FOR CBU EMPLOYEES: Human Resources will hold its annual Open Enrollment Meetings on Thursday (March 29) in Spain Auditorium. There will be two informational meetings, at 9:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m. — please make arrangements to attend one of these two meetings.  New rates for dental and medical coverage and new plan enhancements for the medical plans will be discussed. Each faculty/staff member will need to meet with a broker for the online enrollment next week (or get information on self-enrollment). Even if you are not changing any other plans, you will still have to enroll by following the steps given at the meeting. By law, each employee must accept or decline three benefits each year: 403b, Flexible Spending (Health), and Flexible Spending (Dependent Care). Open enrollment dates are April 2-13. If you need assistance, contact Katherine Misee at 321-3307 or kmisee@cbu.edu.
Jobs - Next ExitSPRING 2012 JOB FAIR: The Spring Job Fair will be held Thursday (March 29) in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Whether you are looking for a full-time job, part-time job, internship or co-op, or just want to network with employers in areas/industries that interest you, then you need to make plans to be at this event! More than two dozen employers will be on campus to speak directly with CBU students and alumni, including FedEx Services, AutoZone, CBRE, UT Health Science Center, Northwestern Mutual, Fisher & Arnold, and more! Even if you're just looking for a more "general" position to make some extra spending money, there are companies who will be attending who are a match for you also! Recruiters will be on hand to speak to you about their current job opportunities, their company/industry, and how you might be a match for their organization.
     Make plans now to attend! Be sure to dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. For a complete list of employers scheduled to attend, the majors they are seeking, and the types of jobs (full-time, part-time, internship, etc.), as well as some tips on how to prepare the event, check out the Job Fair section of the Career Center website. Please RSVP through your Nace-Link account if you plan to attend.
SMOKING CESSATION (+ WEIGHT LOSS) STUDY: Are you 18-35 years old, normal or above weight, and smoke (10 cigarettes per day)? If so, the University of Tennessee wants YOU! There will be representatives on campus Thursday (March 29) and next Tuesday (April 3), 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to enroll you in their study. TARGIT is a FREE research study. This study is to evaluate ways to prevent weight gain or promote weight loss when quitting smoking. Study participants will be asked to enroll for two years. Smoking, eating and activity patterns will be documented and evaluated by the TARGIT staff at the Department of Preventive Medicine, UTHSC.
SHILOH—THE BOOK, THE BATTLE AND THE PLACE: Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, is sponsoring two events centered on the Civil War Battle of Shiloh. There will be an historical and literary discussion of Shelby Foote's classic novel, Shiloh, on Thursday (March 29) at 12:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The cover flap describes the book: "This fictional re-creation of the battle of Shiloh in April 1862 fulfills the standard set by his monumental history, conveying both the bloody choreography of two armies and the movements of the combatants' hearts and minds." Phi Alpha Theta invites everyone to read the book and join in the discussion. There will also be a guided hike of the battle site entitled "The Hornet's Nest: Myth and Reality" on April 6 at Shiloh National Park, 2:00-4:00 p.m. RSVP to npalmer@cbu.edu by March 23 to arrange travel to and from the park, which is located approximately 110 miles from Memphis on the Tennessee River.
Almost, MaineSPRING THEATRE PRODUCTION: CBU's Visual & Performing Arts Department will present Almost, Maine by John Cariani Friday and Saturday (March 30-31) at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday (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.
EXAMINATIONS IN CHEMISTRY: The 43rd Annual Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the 27th Annual Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will be held at CBU on Saturday (March 31). Students who earn top scores on the Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will return to CBU on April 21 to take the National Exam. The top scorers on the National Exam may be invited to become part of the team that will represent the United States at the 43th International Chemistry Olympiad to be held in Washington, DC on July 21-30. The Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Chemistry Olympiad Examination are sponsored by the Memphis Section of the American Chemical Society and co-hosted by the CBU Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society ( SMACS) and the Department of Chemistry. For more information please contact Dr. Dennis Merat at dmerat@cbu.edu.
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>>>
All throughout March, many brave men are putting their facial hair on the line for Alpha Xi Delta. 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.


Kudos to the Castings competition winners for this year! In the Fine Art category, the winners are Michelle Fair, First Place for Untitled 2 (woman and flower); Jayme McKeever, Second Place for Glass Eye; and Rachael Pritchett, Third Place for Infinite Love. In the Digital Photography category, the winners are Alvin Siow, First Place for Untitled 4 (bees in flight); Alicia Russell, Second Place for Untitled 10 (hipstamatic statue); and Velita Thornton, Third Place for Untitled 24 (big tree). In the Prose category, the winners are Tiffany Corkran, First Place for “It’s My Afterlife” and Second Place for “Courage and What It Meant to Homer, Virgil, and Dante”; and Brent Holmes, Third Place for “The Stars.” In the Poetry category, the winners are Jason Terry, First Place for “By The River Tempus”; Johnny Blount, Second Place for “Life Giving”; and Matt Pepper, Third Place for “Recalled on a Sunday Morning.” First place winners receive $100; second place winners receive $50, and third place takes home $25 — plus all will be published and noted in the 2012 edition of Castings.
Dr. Scott Geis (Religion & Philosophy) gave a presentation on "Great (and Reasonable) Expectations: The Bible on Why We Suffer" on March 19 at the "From Creation to Christianity" conference, sponsored by Bornblum Judaic Studies at the University of Memphis.
Caristy Polischeck (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science '12) won second place in the student paper competition for her presentation of "Power and Temperature Monitoring" at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SoutheastCon 2012 in Orlando, FL on March 14-17.


Food Drive The School of Sciences and Beta Beta Beta are tossing down the gauntlet to their colleagues in Arts, Business and Engineering by organizing a competitive food drive to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. Boxes will be placed in the main office of each School and food will be collected through April 11. The School whose students collect the most weight in food will get a pizza party. You know how those Science folks LOVE pizza, so the rest of you better get to work!

• Canned meats, including tuna, stews, chicken and dumplings, chili, Spam
• Canned soups
• Peanut butter
• Canned fruits
• Canned veggies
• Canned fruit juice
• Any non-perishable item (but no glass containers, please)

The Food Bank has more demand and less donations than ever before.
No one should go hungry in Memphis!

(Especially those Science folks, who really really want some pizza!)


Lance and Emily Forsdick review concept of Rome university
Pictured above at center are Lance and Emily Forsdick (CBU Trustee and Director of International Initiatives, respectively) reviewing a concept paper with Brother Louis De Thomasis (left), former CBU trustee and president of St. Mary's University in Minnesota, and Brother Craig Franz (right), executive director of La Salle International Foundation. The concept which was presented at the world conference of Lasallian presidents in Manila, Philippines, proposed the establishment of a university at the Generalate in Rome where the Lasallian schools, including CBU, could have a campus.
The Shelf
THE SHELF: "The Shelf," the University Food Bank, will be available for the benefit of the entire CBU Community (students, faculty, staff, alums) beginning this week. Non–perishable goods can be picked up by emailing Donna Crone at dcrone@cbu.edu. Pick-up days will be Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you're interested in making donations to The Shelf, please email Donna. Thank you… Take what you need, give when you can.
TCAP PROCTORS NEEDED: Fairview Middle School is seeking proctors for the TCAP achievement tests, April 24-27, from 7:30 a.m. to about 10:30 a.m. Proctors need to be at least 21 years old or actively enrolled in a teacher education program. Contact Amanda McClusky if you can help out — 416-9510 or MCCLUSKYAB@mcsk12.net.


Ms. Lillie Wood, sister of Sadie Lisenby (Counseling Center), passed away on March 20. Please keep Ms. Sadie and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box T-4.

Pope Benedict


Last year, Marilyn Davis (Applied Psychology '14) got a very special greeting for her birthday. Her son, Nicholas Pegues, had written a letter to Pope Benedict XVI regarding his mother's upcoming birthday and her faith and received in return a papal autograph and photo (pictured at left) along with his blessings on "the happy occasion of her birthday." We don't know what's in store for Marilyn this year on Tuesday (March 27), but CBU certainly joins her family (and perhaps the Holy Father?) in wishing her a very Happy Birthday!


Important Upcoming Dates on the Academic Calendar:
• 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:
• 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.


The President's Ambassador Program is searching for sophomores, juniors and seniors who have what it takes to be the face of CBU. The President's Ambassadors are dynamic, energetic, and enthusiastic CBU students who represent and support the University by assisting the Office of Admissions in a variety of responsibilities. The President's Ambassadors promote a positive image of CBU by sharing their own CBU experiences through campus tours, high school visits and other Office of Admissions events. To learn more or to apply, please contact ambassadors@cbu.edu. Or drop by the Admissions Office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


SHILOH TOUR: In conjunction with the reading and discussion of Shelby Foote's novel, Shiloh (see EVENTS THIS WEEK above), there will also be a guided hike of the battle site entitled "The Hornet's Nest: Myth and Reality" on April 6 at Shiloh National Park, 2:00-4:00 p.m. RSVP to npalmer@cbu.edu by March 23 to arrange travel to and from the park, which is located approximately 110 miles from Memphis on the Tennessee River.
MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY: Baptist Women's Health Center will provide its Mobile Mammography service at CBU on April 12 starting at 8:30 a.m. Please inform Human Resources if you would like to take advantage of this service by contacting Katherine Misee at 321-3307 or kmisee@cbu.edu with a time that suits you. If you need a mammogram for this plan year (which started May 1, 2011), it only takes 15 minutes for this valuable service.
Don't Get Sick, Stan!DON'T GET SICK OF SIGNING, STAN! The CBU Bookstore will host a book signing for Don't Get Sick, Stan! on April 16, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Don't Get Sick, Stan! is a children's picture book written by the students in last semester's Parasitology (BIOL 413) class, taught by Dr. Stan Eisen. Written under the pen name of Alfredo Colón, it is the story of Stan, a 3rd-grader who goes to school and encounters a virus, a bacterium, a protozoan and a parasitic worm. Stan learns that by taking simple precautions, he can avoid getting sick from these diseases.
     "I gave the students a choice of taking a final exam or writing a children's picture book on all the wonderful diseases that cause abdominal pain and diarrhea," Dr. Eisen says. "The students picked the writing of a children's picture book." This book is appropriate for children in grades 3 through 6, and is published via Amazon's CreateSpace imprint.
YERTYERT PREMIERES AT CBU: CBU will celebrate Earth Week with the Memphis premiere of Your Environmental Road Trip - The Film (YERT) on April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Directed by Ben Evans, the film follows him, his wife Julie, and friend Mark Dixon as they embarked on a year-long eco-expedition across all 50 states. Called to action by a planet in peril, these three friends hit the road — traveling America with hope, humor… and all of their garbage — to explore the good, the bad and the weird across every state in search of the extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity's greatest environmental crises. Immediately following the premiere, the audience will have the opportunity to participate a live Skype chat with the director. The screening is free and open to the public. Visit the YERT website >>>
STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: The Alpha Chi-sponsored Student Research Poster Session will be held on April 17 in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., featuring student research from all disciplines on campus. Memphis Mensa and the Memphis Chapter of Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers will be presenting awards this year, in addition to the School of Science's announcement of the recipient of the Brother Dominic Dunn award.
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."


FINDING HOPE IN A BROKEN WORLD: The Dorothy & Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will present pastor and author Tony Evans on March 29 at Christ United Methodist Church (4488 Poplar) at 7:00 p.m. Evans will speak on "Finding Hope in a Broken World" in this free community event. Dr. Evans serves as president of the Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in America. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 500 stations throughout the U.S. and in more than 40 countries. He will be available following the event to sign books. More info on Tony Evans is available at www.tonyevans.org. For more info on the event, contact Jo Ellen Druelinger at Christ United Methodist Church at (901) 261-2129 or JoellenD@cumcmemphis.org, or Lee Morris at the Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation at (901) 409-2111 or lmorris@kwilson.com.

BASEBALL (7-20, 1-11 GSC)
03/20: Bucs 1, University of Tennessee-Martin 10 (at Martin, TN)
03/24: Bucs 5,
University of West Florida 18 (at Buc Field)
Bucs 6, University of West Florida 1 (at Buc Field)
03/25: Bucs 0, University of West Florida 14 (at Buc Field)
SOFTBALL (8-14, 4-6 GSC)
Lady Bucs 2, University of Alabama-Huntsville 1 (at Bland Field)
03/19: Lady Bucs 2, University of Alabama-Huntsville 7 (at Bland Field)
03/24: Lady Bucs 3/0,
University of West Alabama 6/8 (at Livingston, AL)
03/25: Lady Bucs 2/2,
University of West Florida 10/3 (at Pensacola, FL)


03/27: Blue Mountain College (New Albany, MS; TBA)
03/31: University of New Orleans (Buc Field; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/01: University of New Orleans (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/28: Williams Baptist College (Walnut Ridge, AR; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/31: Valdosta State University (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/01: University of West Georgia (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/26-27: Centenary/Hal Sutton Invitational (Golf Club at Stonebridge; Bossier City, LA)