Photos from Huntsville
CBU IN HUNTSVILLE (AND SPACE!): Above left, CBU Engineering students, who were in Huntsville, AL for NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race listen to a presentation by Chris Singer ('83), director of the Engineering Directorate at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Above right is Brother Louis Althaus (President's Office), trying on the uniform for his new position as CBU's Ambassador to Mars.


Monday • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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
E-CYCLE EVENT: Bring your old, used, broken or discarded electronics to The Commercial Appeal's e-Cycle event on Friday (April 20), 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at 495 Union Avenue. These items will be accepted for recycling: Monitors/Terminals • Telecommunication Equipment • CPUs • Audio Visual Equipment • Laptops • Stereo Equipment • Microwaves • Printer/Toner Cartridges • Uninterrupted Power Supplies • Copy Machines • Video Boards • Fax Machines & Cartridges • Glucose Testers • Printers • Medical Equipment • TVs • Cash Registers • Keyboards/Mice • GPS Units • Telephones • White Goods (Stoves, Dishwashers, etc.) • DVD/VHS Players • MP3 Players/iPods • Game Consoles • Circuit Boards • Wire And Cabling • Mainframe Equipment — For more information, call 529-2551.
Saturday • Shelby Farms
An all-day shindig featuring live music, family fun, an action-packed kids zone, eco-art and vendors, and more!


ONLINE COURSE EVALUATIONS: Online course evaluations have opened. We need your input! You can win a great prize for completing your evaluations — just ask Caristy Polishcheck, who won a $50 Amazon gift card! Click here to start!
A GOOD EXCUSE TO EAT AT ON THE BORDER: On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina (4552 Poplar) will donate 10% of your food and drink purchases to Autism Speaks n Monday (April 16). All you have to do is download this flyer and show it to them! What better way to support Alpha Xi Delta and Autism Speaks than eating some great food?!
Frilly Red PantsFRILLY RED PANTS (FOR ST. JUDE): Ryan Mitchell (Business Administration '13) is conducting a unique fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through Tau Kappa Epsilon. For every $20 raised, Ryan will wear a particular pair of red frilly pants for a day. $40 means he wears them for two days in a row, $60 means he wears them three days in a row, and so on... He will start wearing the pants Wednesday and only change them to something else when the donations stop coming in. Ryan will be collecting money in Alfonso Dining Hall this week and can be contacted at should someone want to make a donation outside of lunch hours. More information is available at the Red Frilly Pants Project Facebook page.
CBU BOOKSIGNING: The CBU Bookstore will host a book signing for Don't Get Sick, Stan! on Monday (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.
STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: The Alpha Chi-sponsored Student Research Poster Session will be held on Tuesday (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.
Jeremy Staat and Wesley BarrientosWALL TO WALL BICYCLE RIDE: Iraq War veterans Jeremy Staat and Wesley Barrientos are conducting the Wall to Wall Cross Country Bicycle Ride, a 4,263 mile journey across the southern half of the United States from Kern County's Wall of Valor in Bakersfield, CA to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. They will stop at CBU on Wednesday (April 18) at 10:00 a.m. in Montesi Executive Center to speak with students and faculty. Wesley Barrientos is a three-tour Iraq War veteran, a three-time Purple Heart recipient and a double amputee. Jeremy Staat is retired NFL player, a United States Marine, friend and former teammate of Pat Tillman, and an Iraqi War veteran. Their goal is to raise awareness of and support for our nation's veterans, veteran organizations, veteran suicide awareness, and to promote veteran centers on all college campuses throughout the country.
CHARITY VOLLEYBALL GAME: CBU's biology honor society, Beta Beta Beta (along with the other
School of Sciences Student organizations), is hosting the 10th annual Students vs. Faculty Charity Volleyball Game. Youth and Vitality (Tri-Beta, ACS, and other Sciences students) will take on Old Age and Deceit (Sciences faculty, alumni, and various "ringers") on Wednesday (April 18) at 6:30 p.m. in Canale Arena. This year, all proceeds will go to the Church Health Center. Lots of prizes will be raffled, and admission is free!
    If you'd like to show off your volleyball skills in front of professors and friends, arrive at 6:00 on game day to warm up and bring $2; sign-up sheets will also be in front of Dr. Ogilvie's and Dr. Merat's offices. And don't worry—there will be practice on Monday (April 16) at 6:30p.m. in Canale to perfect your technique.
    Don't miss out on the bake sale and your chance to buy raffle tickets during lunch outside Alfonso Dining Hall this week! You could win a $30 Simon gift card, or a prize from Honeybaked Ham, Chile's, Malco,
Bonefish Grill, Central BBQ, and much, much more!
ALPHA XI DELTA'S JAIL 'N' BAIL: Stop by the Quad on Thursday (April 19) to see who got arrested during Jail 'N' Bail. $5 warrants for your friends' arrests will be sold in the cafeteria all week, and they'll have to pay $10 to get bailed out. DJ Epic will be providing music, and Ben-N-Jerry's will be bringing their ice cream truck. All the money raised goes to Autism Speaks. And don't forget to wear blue on Friday to raise autism awareness!
UP 'TIL DAWN CAPTURE THE FLAG: In an effort to Blackout Cancer, Up 'til Dawn will be hosting a campus-wide Capture the Flag competition open to the entire CBU student body on Thursday (April 19)! Meet under the gazebo at 9:00 p.m. Anyone can participate for a small fee of $2.00, and all proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Just visit the Up 'til Dawn table in Alfonso Dining Hall Monday-Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to sign up!
LASALLIAN VOLUNTEER INFO MEETING: Are you interested in participating in a year of Lasallian service after graduating? Come to a Lasallian Volunteers information meeting on Friday (April 20) at 1:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Hall 10, and learn what the program is about and how to apply. Angela Toomer (current LV) and Thais Hunter (LV '08-'10) will be presenting information about the program, as well as their own experiences as Lasallian Volunteers.
Art Show Postcards SENIOR ART EXHIBITIONS: Kelly Jeu, Jessica Kellicut, Dorian Mister and Daniel Spain will present their senior exhibitions, "Breathe," "Underneath the Skin," "Riot Angel" and "Senior Art Presentation" (respectively), in Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery in the lower level of Plough Library, along with Michelle Fair, Bridget Fowler, Justin McConnaughhay, Jayme McKeever, Valerie Mills, and Molly Strader presenting their senior exhibitions "Convergence," "Duality: Life and Death," "Reflections," "Colorfully Close," "Reflections" and "Among the Ashes" in the new Studio B Gallery located on the lower level of Kenrick Hall. All shows are opening with a public reception on Friday (April 20), 4:00- 7:00 p.m.
Peter KreeftDISTINGUISHED 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 Friday (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. Kreeft has authored over 60 books that range from imagined dialogues involving Socrates, Sartre, Aldous Huxley, and C. S. Lewis on various philosophical and theological topics, to a systematic summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. or more information on Dr. Kreeft, visit For more information on the lecture, contact Dr. James Wallace at (901) 321-3018 or
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.


Minna Zhao (Psychology, '12) has been accepted to the Master's program in Social Work at the University of Memphis.
The CBU Chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society elected its officers for the 2012-2013 academic year on April 11: Jada Owens, President; Jessice Ferrell, Vice President; and Krystyna Clark, Secretary/Treasurer. Alpha Chi wishes to thank the 2011-2012 officers for their dedication and service!


Given that Commencement and Baccalaureate are rapidly approaching, the Office of Student Life has shifted responsibilities in order to ensure premium service for CBU's resident students and future alumni. Throughout the course of this year, Mario Brown has worn many hats as the Director of Residence Life and Student Activities. With his focus squarely on Baccalaureate and Commencement, Ray Karasek has assumed the position of the Interim Director of Residence Life until the end of the year.


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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 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.
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FRESHMAN COMMUNITY SERVICE FORMS: Hey, freshman, did you sign up for the Community Service Campus Challenge to complete ten hours of community service during the school year? If so, it's time to turn in your yellow service forms to Dr. Evelyn McDonald or Thais Hunter.
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AT CBU: The Events Management Office is looking for four team-oriented students who are committed to CBU! These interns will assist with summer conferences and special events on campus for the summer. The selected interns will be paid a monthly stipend of $750 and offered summer housing on campus. Applications and more info are available in the Events Management Office on the ground floor of Barry Hall, Room 37. All applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Current resident students are preferred.
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 21, April 28 and May 5.
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FOOD DRIVE RESULTS! The School of Sciences and Beta Beta Beta tossed down the gauntlet a few weeks ago to their colleagues in Arts, Business and Engineering by organizing a competitive food drive to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. The drive is over and the total collection was 405 lbs. of food and an additional $91.62 in cash! The organizers thank everyone who donated! And the winners of the pizza party are...

School of Engineering: 9.5 lbs. of food
School of Business: 27.5 lbs. of food and $15.00
School of Arts: 43.5 lbs. of food and $30.00
and (drum roll, please...)
School of Sciences: 324.5 lbs. of food and $45.62


Thank You SignEvery May, the CBU Office of Advancement sends a video to the University's donors to say "thank you" for all they do for us. Since every person on this campus benefits in some way from the generosity of others, we would like to give all of you the chance to say thank you yourself by participating in a video project unlike anything we have ever done.

Over the week, you will see two students, Jose Casiano and Daniel Martinez, roaming around campus with a big "thank you" sign and a video camera. They will be filming footage that will then be edited into certain "thank you" songs which will then be edited into one 2-3 minute video. They will be asking random students, faculty, staff and Aramark employees to participate in this video by holding the sign and lip syncing to the particular words specified. Please do not be shy, as this truly is a one-of-a-kind opportunity.

As a finale for the video, all faculty, staff and students who are available are asked to wear a maroon or gray shirt and meet on the soccer field at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23 for one group shot.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this project.


The Christian Brothers University Distinguished Lasallian Educator of 2012 Award will be made in August at the Community Convocation. Following the practice of the Midwest District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, faculty, staff and administration members are eligible for this distinction if they demonstrate and represent Lasallian educational principles in the position they hold on campus.

This award honors an educator on the Christian Brothers University campus who exemplifies the ideals of the Patron Saint of Teachers, St. John Baptist de La Salle in the 21st century.

The requirements for nomination are:
• The nominee has been a Lasallian educator for at least five years.
• The nominee is actively involved in fostering the mission of Lasallian education.
• The nominee exemplifies the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle in his or her life, and demonstrates an enthusiasm for the Lasallian educational tradition.

Past awardees include Dr. Margerette Sather in 1995, Dr. Siripong Malasri in 1997, Mrs. Barbara Allard in 1998, Dr. Peter Limper and Dr. Ray Brown in 1999, Mr. Reginald Rodriguez in 2000, Mr. Tom Burk in 2001, Mr. Joe Nadicksbernd in 2002, Brother Joel Baumeyer in 2003, Ms. Sadie Lisenby in 2004, Dr. Stephen Grice in 2005, Dr. Mary Ogilvie in 2006, Dr. Margaret Miller in 2007, Mr. Jim Shannon in 2008, Dr. Anne Marie Wranovix in 2009, Ms. Cathy Grilli in 2010, and Dr. Tracie Burke in 2011.

The nomination form can be downloaded at:

Please complete and return to the Vice President for Mission and Identity, Box 334. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, April 20. Letters of recommendation from others, in support of your nomination, are encouraged.

A committee formed by the Office of Mission and Identity will review the nominations and recommend candidates to the President and President's Cabinet (Br. Louis Althaus, Dr. Frank Buscher, Br. Dominic Ehrmantraut, Mrs. Elisa Marus, Dr. Evelyn McDonald, Mr. Andrew Prislovsky, Mr. Jim Schlimmer and Mr. Dan Wortham) for approval. Members of the President's Cabinet are not eligible for the award.


UP 'TIL DAWNUp 'til Dawn will host its finale event on April 27 to celebrate its efforts to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this year. The event — full of music, food, and fun — will take place in Buckman Quad, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m., and will feature the King Beez, a Blues and R&B band. The event is open to the entire CBU campus! Look for Up 'til Dawn Executive Board members in the Quad the week of April 23-27 to find out more information!

WANT TO JOIN THE UP 'TIL DAWN BOARD? Applications for the 2012-2013 Up 'til Dawn Board are available in the Office of Student Life. Up 'til Dawn is a campus-wide fundraising outreach for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Please see Wilson Phillips in Student Life if you wish to apply or pick up an application.


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."
END-OF-YEAR STRESS RELIEVERS! Do you need an enjoyable break from end-of-school-year stressors?
If so, the Counseling Center and Health Resources in Student Life invite you to participate in these relaxing events:
FREE CHAIR MASSAGE: You can get a free chair massage (shoulder and neck) in the Thomas Center Conference Room by Massage on the Go on Tuesday, May 1, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
DOG THERAPY: Please visit with the Therapy Dogs, brought to campus by the Mid-South Therapy Dogs and Friends Organization, on Thursday, May 3, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon. They will be in the shady area between the Science Building and the Library. (Rain location is the Thomas Center breezeway).


Commencement Text Message Service: Please sign-up for a free text message service to receive updates regarding all Commencement events. To sign up, simply text the word CBU to 313131.
MAY 10, 2012
(Mandatory event for all students participating in the Commencement Exercises)
Signaigo Field, 6:00 p.m.

A reception will follow Rehearsal in Buckman Quad.
MAY 11, 2012
Sabbatini Lounge, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

For graduates who have family members who are also CBU alumni — expect an invitation for you and your family to a relaxing, celebratory dinner prior to the Baccalaureate Prayer Service.
Please RSVP by May 6 to or (901) 321-3270
MAY 11, 2012
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (1695 Central Avenue), 7:00 p.m.

Students will meet at the Cathedral by 6:30 p.m. (Please wear regalia and hood only. Please do not bring your cap.) Monsignor Valentine Handwerker will preside over the service, and Reverend Keith Norman of First Baptist Church will be the Baccalaureate speaker.
A reception will follow in the Cathedral's Marion Hall. CBU has also commissioned a professional photographer to document the occasion — students can have their photo taken with their parents and/or guests as CBU's gift to our graduates who attend.
Please click here to RSVP. More information is also available at the RSVP site.
MAY 12, 2012
Signaigo Field, CBU Campus; Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m.
Reception to follow the Ceremony in Buckman Quad.

Parking Map for Commencement >>>

* Inclement Weather Location: Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (70 N. Bellevue Blvd.)

BASEBALL (10-27, 3-15 GSC)

Bucs 8, Harding University 7 (at Searcy, AR)
04/10: Bucs 2, Harding University 3 (at Searcy, AR)
04/14: Bucs 3/2, University of North Alabama 7/16 (at Florence, AL)
04/15: Bucs 4, University of North Alabama 7 (at Florence, AL)
SOFTBALL (11-25, 6-16 GSC)
Lady Bucs 3, University of North Alabama 1 (at Bland Field)
04/14: Lady Bucs 2,
University of North Alabama 9 (at Bland Field)
04/15: Lady Bucs 0/1,
University of Alabama-Huntsville 8/9 (at Bland Field)
04/09-10: Natural State Golf Classic (at Heber Springs, AR) Bucs 6th of 11 teams; Andrew Aristoranes and Kyle Johnson each scored a 10-over-par, tying for 24th place to lead the Bucs. Lady Bucs 7th; Lauren Harrett led the Lady Bucs in 30th place with a 40-over-par 182.


04/17: Union University (Jackson, TN; 4:00 p.m.)
04/19: Rhodes College (Buc Field; 3:00 p.m.)
04/21: Delta State University (Buc Field; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/22: Delta State University (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m.)
04/18: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 3:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/21: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/22: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/17: Rhodes College (Rhodes; 4:00 p.m.)