Study Abroad students in Rome

THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN (SQUARED): Above, poised to throw a coin over their shoulders into the Trevi Fountain (because legend has it that doing so will assure a return trip to the "eternal city'), are students from the recent CBU Study Abroad trip to Rome: Robert O'Ryan, Emily Flechas, Catherine Thorn, Kenny Hooks, K. J. Grover, Alex Grover, Brandon Lutts, Bentley Smith and Dana Pabalate. Not pictured are Shazaade Dobbins and Maurice Mondie. For more details on their adventures and other travel opportunities for students, look for the Study Abroad Newsletter to be published soon.


Thank You SignCBU VIDEO FINALE! JOIN IN ON MONDAY! Every 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. Jose Casiano and Daniel Martinez have been roaming around campus with a big "thank you" sign and a video camera, filming footage that will then be edited into one 2-3 minute video.

As a finale for the video, all faculty, staff and students who are available are asked to meet on the soccer field at 3:00 p.m. on Monday (April 23) for one group shot.
Wear a
maroon or gray shirt — and BIG smile!
DR. RENA DURR'S "LAST LECTURE": 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."
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH OPEN MIC: Shure Audio is sponsoring National Open Mic Night, and Java Cabana (2170 Young Avenue) is their featured venue in Memphis for National Poetry Month on Thursday (April 26). For more information, visit the Shure events website or
CBU INTERVIEW BROADCAST: A radio interview with Dr. Peter Kreeft that was conducted at CBU during his visit last week as part of the Distinguished Catholic Lectors Series will be available online at the Catholic Cafe on Friday (April 27) and will also be broadcast locally on KWAM 990 AM on Sunday (April 29) at 10:00 a.m.
Up 'til Dawn logoUP 'TIL DAWN FINALE: Up 'til Dawn will host its finale event on Friday (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 all week to find out more information!

BUCS KEEP ON GIVING! Please join the CBU Resident Assistants in making a difference in someone else's life by donating to their Clothing Drive on Sunday (April 29) in the Living Learning Center, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Clothing and other donations will go to Memphis Union Mission.
   Clean out your closets before you go home for the summer! Donate your old clothes to someone who really needs them!

clothing drive Items needed include (seasonal wear):
Shoes and Belts

See Resident Assistants for a complete list of items to possibly be donated, or contact Luanzo Lung'aho at or (501) 658-6605.


Dominic Dunn Award recipients
Andrew Greenop
(Mathematics & Mechanical Engineering '12) and Catherine Gluszek (Biology '12) were honored with the Brother Dominic Dunn Award by Dr. Johnny Holmes (Dean, School of Sciences) at the Student Research Poster Session on April 17. This award is presented annually by the faculty of the School of Sciences to the outstanding graduating senior(s) with a major in science or mathematics. The award is given in the memory of Brother Dominic Dunn, to the graduate giving strong evidence of academic excellence and of service to the University and/or the community.
Recycling Contest winners
The winners of the 2012 Earth Week Recycling Contest were Sigma Alpha Epsilon (First Place with seven bins), the Society of Women Engineers (Second Place with six-and-a-half bins), and Denora (Third Place with half a bin).
Pictured above (l-r) are Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical & Computer Engineering) and Morgan Harrell (Chemical Engineering '12) of the Society of Women Engineers; Denora Williams (Liberal Studies '12); and Jonathan Holliday (Business Administration '15), Nick Watkins (Biology '12) and Kevin Young (General Studies '15) of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Mario Brown (Student Life) participated the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Centennial Celebration at the University of Memphis on April 21. Along with other doctoral candidate, he spoke on current research, teaching and service; the core principles of the college. His topic was "The Persistence Effects of the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship on Students Who Attend Private Colleges and Universities."

Dr. Frank Buscher (VP for Academics) completed the Boston Marathon in 3:26:28. The April 16 race featured unseasonably high temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to the low 90s along the 26.2 mile course from Hopkinton, MA, to Boylston Street in downtown Boston.
Julia Hanebrink (MHIRT Program, Psychology '02) was awarded the 2012 UT Knoxville Chancellor's Honor for "Extraordinary Professional Promise," which is awarded to graduate students who demonstrate professional promise in teaching, research or other contributions. She and Lanie Smith (Psychology '02) also have a chapter coming out this year in a volume edited by Marisa Ensor called African Childhoods: Education, Development, and Peacebuilding in the Youngest Continent, published by Palgrave Macmillan Publishers. The title of their chapter is "Painting a Picture of Creative Arts Therapy for War-Affected Youth in Northern Uganda."
Kara Jones (Psychology '12) has been accepted into the Master of Communication Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.
Dr. Dennis Merat (Chemistry) has been selected as the Outstanding Faculty Advisor for the state of Tennessee by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region III. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration. Dr. Merat was previously recognized as CBU's Outstanding Advisor of the Year in August. That award is presented by Academic Services to faculty members who go above and beyond to serve as academic advisors to CBU students.
Since the founding of the Healthcare Packaging Consortium on June 1, 2010, the following CBU undergraduate students have been involved with consortium R&D projects: John Archer, Phyo Aung, Evan Edwards, Mallory Harvey, Rhett Jordan, Anthony Lawrence, Katy Moser, Kalli Powers, Alvin Siow, Samuel Tsai and Matt Warren. They have already coauthored a total of nine technical papers. For more information about these students and a list of their publications, please click here.>>>
Nursing students in Haiti
HAITI NURSING MISSION: Dr. Sue Trzynka and seven nurses enrolled in the CBU's RN to BSN Program spent five days at St. Vincent's School and Orphanage in Port au' Prince, Haiti over Spring Break. The students assessed and documented the height, weight, arm circumference, and heart and lung sounds of 208 children in four 6-hour days. Dr. Trzynka also says, "They played with these children. They colored with the blind and deaf. They painted their nails, combed their hair and made beaded necklaces. They held them. They cradled them in their arms and loved them." Pictured above (l-r) in Haiti are Bob Schroeder, Clark Gwaltney, Christen Mabry, Dr. Trzynka, Brianna Barnett, Ramelle Wheeler, Aleisha Curry and Erica Williams.


Model T
TIN LIZZIE: Frank Garavelli (CBU '66) recently donated a 1923/24 Ford Model T Woody Wagon to the School of Engineering. Garavelli, who owns a company called Airport Seating Alliance and collects Model T Fords, wanted to donate one from his collection so future engineers can see how engines have progressed over the years. The fully-functional Model T is currently parked on display in the lobby of St. Benilde Hall.

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.
Herschel Walker and Dr. SmarrelliCBU MEETS NFL: CBU President John Smarrelli met with former college and NFL star Herschel Walker at the Salvation Army Dinner last week. Dr. Smarrelli is on the Board of the Salvation Army. Walker played college football for the University of Georgia, was a three-time All-American, and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy. He began his professional football career with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL), before joining the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). In the NFL, he also played for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
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.


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).

CBU Bookstore: Cash

CBU Psychology students will present the results of their research at a poster session sponsored by Department of Behavioral Sciences on Tuesday, May 1, in St. Joseph 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m.


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 (11-31, 3-18 GSC)

Bucs 3, Union University 2 (at Jackson, TN)
04/19: Bucs 5, Rhodes College 7 (at Buc Field)
04/21: Bucs 3/0, Delta State University 9/4 (at Buc Field)
04/22: Bucs 2, Delta State University 18 (at Buc Field)
SOFTBALL (12-29, 7-20 GSC)
Lady Bucs 2/1,
Delta State University 3/2 (at Cleveland, MS)
04/21: Lady Bucs 0,
Valdosta State University 9 (at Valdosta, GA)
04/22: Lady Bucs 2,
University of West Georgia 5 (at Carrollton, GA)
Lady Bucs 10, University of West Georgia 5 (at Carrollton, GA)
04/17: Bucs 0,
Rhodes College 9 (at Rhodes)
04/17: Lady Bucs 1,
Rhodes College 8 (at Rhodes)


04/23: Bethel University (McKenzie, TN; 2:00 p.m.)
04/28: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 3:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/29: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 1:00 p.m.)
04/25: Blue Mountain College (Bland Field; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/27-29: Gulf South Conference Tournament (Southaven, MS)
04/23-24: Gulf South Conference Championships (Calera, AL; (Timberline Golf Club)