Pe Epsilon TKE Barrel
ROLLING OUT THE BARREL: Back in 1987, a bunch of college kids from CBU raised $3,500 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. On Match 31, alumni and current undergrad members of the Pi Epsilon TKE chapter celebrated the 25th anniversary of the original Pi Epsilon TKE Barrel Roll by recreating the original event and rolling the same barrel from the CBHS campus on Walnut Grove all the way to St. Jude. Pictured above are current TKEs pausing at CBU on their way downtown. At the end of the day, the 25th anniversary event raised more than $7,000 for St. Jude. Check out the WMC-TV video report (and more photos) at the Pi Epsilon Barrel Roll Facebook page. >>>


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.
SGA CANDIDATE INTEREST MEETING: All students interested in running for an office as part of the Student Government Association are invited to attend the candidate interest meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday (April 2) in Thomas Center 100. For more information on SGA and the available positions, please follow this link. If you should have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Life at (901) 321-3531
The WeatherVanesFREE CONCERT BY THE WEATHERVANES: The WeatherVanes (pictured at left), a four piece folk-rock band based out of the greater Washington, DC area, will perform an acoustic concert on Monday (April 2) in the Buckman Quad, 4:00-6:00 p.m. The band, featuring CBU alum Seth Brown ('95) on drums, will also play Monday evening at the Buccaneer Lounge (1368 Monroe). The free CBU concert is sponsored by the CBU Alumni Association. Visit the WeatherVanes website >>>
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 Tuesday (April 3), 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. outside Alfonso Dining Hall, 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 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 by March 23 to arrange travel to and from the park, which is located approximately 110 miles from Memphis on the Tennessee River.
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>>>


Class Officers for PA Program
The inaugural class of the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program held elections for class officers on March 22. Pictured above, l-r: Richard Grandquist, PA-S was elected Class President; Cecilia Maxwell, PA-S was elected Secretary/Treasurer; and Vincent Keeney, PA-S was elected Vice-President. The MSPAS program is a 27-month, seven semester graduate program. It is the first and only Physician Assistant education program in the Memphis area. Information about the program can be obtained by contacting the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at 321-3388.
Dr. Samantha Alperin (Education) and Ray Karasek (Administration & Finance) completed Lasallian Leadership Institute Cohort V with a culminating session at Our Lady of Snows Shrine in Belleville, IL along with Lasallian educators from the Midwest District on March 23-24.
Larry Anderson (Chemistry '12) won first place for his presentation in the Chemistry division at the 2012 Star-Spangled Super-Regional Convention of Alpha Chi Honor Society in Baltimore on March 22-24. His presentation was entitled "Synthesis of (Z)-4,4’-bis(iodoacetimide)stilbene as a Cross-linker in a Peptide Drug Delivery System."
Buccaneer guard Scott Dennis (Business Administration '12) has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches and Division II Bulletin All-America teams. Dennis averaged 15.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game this year, leading the Bucs to a 25-7 record and a spot in the NCAA Division II South Regional Finals. He is one of 16 players selected to the NABC All-America Team, and he is also an Honorable Mention All-American by DII Bulletin.
Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology) gave a presentation on parasitic infections as an indicator of ecological status to a group of scientists attending the International Integrated Pest Management conference at Shelby Farms on March 27. Dr. Eisen also gave a presentation entitled "Natural Theology and the Evolution of Evolution" on March 19 at the "From Creation to Christianity" conference, sponsored by Bornblum Judaic Studies at the University of Memphis.
Alpha Chi students with donated books
The TN Theta chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society has been conducting a book drive as part of the national goals of Reading is Fundamental (RIF). The CBU chapter collected 233 books, which coupled with funds and books donated by other chapters were parlayed into 8,000 books for RIF. Students and faculty from Alpha Chi also went to a local underserved community elementary school in Baltimore and read to students in addition to giving out books. The CBU Alpha Chi chapter has donated some of the books to Hanley Head Start program and Snowden Elementary. Pictured above are Alpha Chi members JaLissa Fredrick, Deidra Brooks, Krystyna Clark, Johnnie Huddleston, Jada Aveny, Jessica Ferrell, Xinyuwon Butler, Nick Selvo and Larry Anderson with boxes of donated books, sorted by grade and reading level.
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) judged in the Health Science division (12 student presentations) at the 2012 Star-Spangled Super-Regional Convention of Alpha Chi Honor Society in Baltimore on March 22-24. Dr. Fitzgerald was elected Vice President for Region III of Alpha Chi, which includes the Southeast U.S.
Buccaneer forward Zack Warner (Business Administration '12) has been named Academic All-Gulf South Conference, and 15 CBU basketball players earned a spot on the GSC Winter Academic Honor Roll. The All-Academic team is selected by a joint vote of the GSC's Sports Information Directors and Faculty Athletic Representatives. To be eligible for the ballot, student-athletes must be at least sophomores in school, carry a 3.20 or better cumulative GPA, and be a significant contributor to the team. The Honor Roll comprises all players who carry at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and played in at least one game.
CBU School of Sciences students presented 31 of the 35 oral presentations at the Tennessee Academy of Sciences conference hosted by Lemoyne-Owen College on March 31 (including three high school students mentored by Lynda Miller). CBU students received 10 of the 12 Best Oral Presentation Awards. In the Cell/Molecular Biology & Chemistry Session, Nick Watkins took first place and Shanandria Jackson placed second. In the Environmental Science Session, Joseph Alfonso placed first and Carey Bowen took third place. In the Health Care, Pharmacokinetics & Microbiology Session, Kyle Smith placed first, Samantha Bownes placed second and Adrienne Renfro took third place. CBU swept again in the Vision Science & Behavioral Science Session, with Corey Haughey placing first, Grace Hutchison placing second, and Teaire Carmichael placing third. Also presenting at the TAS conference were Robert Banks, Garrett Burton, Porsha Chillis, Catherine Gluszek, Michael Hankins Jr., Sarah Hill, Kelly Jeu, David Kim, Claire C. May, Dana Pabalate, Bhavyata Parag, Rachel Reese, Madeline Reynolds, Mario Sauceda and Jonathan Timmerman. The high school students were Seth Carson (MUS), Francisco Neal (CBHS) and Andrew Parmenter (CBHS). Photos from the sessions are online at Dr. Anna Ross' TAS website. >>>
Panhellenic Representatives from CBU
Pictured above (l-r) are Lauren D'Surney (Biology '13), CBU Panhellenic VP of Recruitment; Mario Brown, Director of Student Services and Residence Life/Greek Advisor; and Christian Bahniuk (Biology '13), CBU Panhellenic President, at the Southeastern Panhellenic and Greek Leadership Conference in Atlanta, March 29-April 1. During the conference, Mario Brown resented two sessions, one basic and one advanced, on using student development and psychosocial theories to increase student organization advising through cultural competency and professional aptitude. Christian Bahniuk and Mario Brown also competed in the Order of Omega Case Study Competition, where they won 1st place. The Greek Leadership Conference is held annually and is comprised of more than 50 member institutions.


Tia Kofahl has joined Academic Services as the new Academic Advisor. Tia comes to us from the University of Texas-San Antonio and Loyola-Chicago with 12 years advising experience where she's worked as an Advisor and Assistant Dean. We're excited to have her on staff to assist with another part of the implantation of the QEP.


LIBRARY SATURDAY HOURS: Plough Library will continue its Saturday hours through the rest of the semester, open 12:00-4:00 p.m. on April 14, April 21, April 28 and May 5. The Library will be closed this Saturday (April 7) for Easter.
PA PROGRAM IS DESIGNATED TRAINING SITE: The Department of Physician Assistant Studies announces that it has become a Training Site through the Memphis Fire Department and American Heart Association. This is the first step in the Department being designated as an official American Heart Association Training Center. CBU would be the first local four-year academic institution to gain the designation as an American Heart Association Training Center. Plans are being completed to offer on-campus CPR and First Aid training for students, faculty and staff as well as programs within the community for Friends and Family CPR training. Special programs for the Hispanic community are also being developed. In addition to basic CPR skills, the Department will offer more advanced programs in advanced cardiac and pediatric life support. For additional information, contact the PA Program office at (901) 321-3388.



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!)


A Memorial Service will be held on April 21 for Dr. Bernard B. Beard, former CBU Engineering faculty and chair who passed away March 9, at the Memphis Botanical Gardens (750 Cherry Road). The family invites guests to gather at 10:00 a.m. in the Japanese Garden. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., and lunch to follow in Hardin Hall (please bring a covered dish or something to add to the lunch spread). In the event of rain, the service will be in Hardin Hall.
Robert Pearson
, father of Dr. Ann Marie Wranovix (Literature & Languages) passed away on March 23. Please keep Dr. Wranovix and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 340.
Please keep Loretta Ghoston (Aramark Food Services) and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Her husband, Clifton Ghoston, passed away on March 26 and her stepson, Clifton Ghoston III ('01, MBA '11), passed away on March 23. Condolences may be sent in care of Campus Box 353.
Dorothy Veselsky, mother of Brother Rob Veselsky (former CBU Director of Campus Ministry), passed away on March 28. The Funeral Mass will be Monday (April 2) at St. Cletus Catholic Church (600 W. 55th Street) in La Grange, IL, at 10:00 a.m. Please keep Br. Rob and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


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.


Immaculate Conception Cathedral School in Memphis has openings for Summer Camp Counselors. Hours are 25-30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, May 30 through July 27 at ICCS campus.

• Loves kids
• Demonstrated experience working with children
• Ability to teach and lead recreational activities and field trips
• Excellent character, integrity, adaptability
• Ability to communicate and work with a variety of age and skill levels
• Desire and ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere
• Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
• At least 18 years of age
• Perfect for college education majors

Competitive pay. Resumes are due by April 10, 2012 to


Monday, April 16 • 7:00 p.m. • University Theater • FREE!

YERT50 States. One Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in crisis, three friends hit the road — with hope, humor (and all of their trash) — to explore America (the good, bad, and weird) in search of innovators tackling humanity's greatest environmental challenges in this award-winning docu-comedy. Co-director and star Ben Evans will join us via Skype for a Q&A with audience members for this Memphis Premiere of the film.
Tuesday, April 17 • 12:00-3:00 p.m. • CBU Community Garden
CBU was recently awarded a grant by the Madonna Circle to rebuild our Community Garden. Come celebrate the new construction and spring planting season with the student volunteers and sustainability
committee members. Food and beverages will be served. After lunch we will plant flowers across campus!
The garden is located along the walkway between Stritch Hall and the baseball field.
Wednesday, April 18 • 3:30 p.m. • Spain Auditorium
Emily Oppenheimer: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Resist"
Allison Davis: "The Effects of Media Exposure on Attitudes toward Global Warming"
Samantha Noland: "Controlling The Mississippi River: Challenges for Sustainability and Ethics"
Thursday, April 18 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. • Behind O'Hara Hall
Student Organizations will compete to collect the most recyclable material.
YES: cardboard, paperboard boxes, paper, magazines, aluminum cans, plastics # 1-7
NO: metal, glass, food containers/wrappers, paper cups/plates, paper towels/tissues, Styrofoam
Saturday, April 21 • Shelby Farms
An all-day shindig featuring live music, family fun, an action-packed kids zone, eco-art and vendors, and more!


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 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.
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 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."


GET IN SHAPE AND HELP THE HOMELESS: The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, a shelter for homeless families in the spirit of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement, is sponsoring a Family Fun Ride on Saturday, April 21, starting at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. There will be a 53-mile bike ride to Shelby Farm and a 1.5 mile bike ride in Overton Park. The co-sponsors of the event are the Memphis Rotary Club and the Memphis Hightailers. You can sign up on the Dorothy Day website or the Memphis Hightailers site. For more information, contact Sr. Maureen Griner at (901) 725-2714, Memphis Rotary at (901) 526-1318 or Benjamin F. Head at (901) 237-5408.

BASEBALL (9-22, 3-12 GSC)
03/27: Bucs 5, Blue Mountain College 10 (at New Albany, MS)
03/31: Bucs 2,
University of New Orleans 7 (at Buc Field)
Bucs 7, University of New Orleans 1 (at Buc Field)
Bucs 6, University of New Orleans 5 (at Buc Field)
SOFTBALL (10-18, 5-9 GSC)
Lady Bucs 2,
Williams Baptist College 3 (at Bland Field)
Lady Bucs 4, Williams Baptist College 0 (at Bland Field)
03/31: Lady Bucs 2/0,
Valdosta State University 10/9 (at Bland Field)
04/01: Lady Bucs 2,
University of West Georgia 5 (at Livingston, AL)
Lady Bucs 4, University of West Georgia 2 (at Livingston, AL)


04/03: Central Baptist College (Buc Field; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/04: Rhodes College (Rhodes; 3:00 p.m.)
04/06: University of West Florida (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/07: University of West Alabama (Bland Field; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)