CARLs for 2012

MEET YOUR 2012 CARLs: Congratulations to the 2012 CARLs (CBU Advising and Registration Leaders), selected as student leaders for Summer Orientation for the incoming Class of 2016. Pictured above (l-r) are Matt Winemiller, Kevin Pham, Gina Bui, Amber Lipford, Ethan Hunter, Jennifer Pearman, April Dalehite, Thaddeus Williams II, Melanie Horne, Anna Baumheckel, Rebekah Herman, Jennifer Lo and Erika Yates. Not pictured are Amber Burse, Jeremie Gruber and Kelsey Schwartz.


LIBRARY EXAM HOURS: Plough Library will be open 7:45 a.m. - midnight Monday-Thursday (April 30-May 3), 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday (May 4), noon-4:00 p.m. on Saturday (May 5), and 1:00-midnight on Sunday (May 6). Next week, the library will be open 7:45 a.m. - midnight on Monday (May 7) and 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday (May 8).
PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT RESEARCH POSTERS: 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.
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).
Cinco K Mayo logo CINCO K MAYO: Latino Memphis' Cinco K Mayo 5K is Saturday (May 5), 9:00 a.m. until noon. Come out with your family and amigos to celebrate Memphis diversity! Register to run at Racesonline and get a free Dryfit shirt! Not a runner? That's OK, after the race, there's a Fiesta with live music and Salsa Tasting Contest! If you are interested in forming a team to make salsa or have any other questions about the event, please contact Monica Sanchez at It is only $50 per team and the funds help support the work of Latino Memphis! The Salsa Tasting competition judges' panel will consist of professional, foodies, and other public figures in the Memphis area. The competition will be judged in equal parts based on the following criteria: appearance, aroma, taste, texture and originality. There will be a best mild and best hot salsa winner! More about Latino Memphis at CBU is proud to be a sponsor of Cinco K Mayo!
CBU Bookstore: Cash


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY ELECTED STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION! The SGA Officers for 2012-13 are: John Blount, President; Taylor Tartera, VP of Senate; Melanie Horne, VP of Communications; Ivan DeSouza, VP of Finance; and Morgan Reynolds, SAC President. Senators are: Anna Birg, Derrick Brasswell, Jonathan Fili, Rebecca Hall, Seth Harrod, Cynthia Mullis, Evan Munier, Kleber Pauta, Solomon Shokouh-amiri, Maggie Thompson, John Austin Tubbs and Cameron Volpe.
CBU's P3 Team
A team from the CBU School of Engineering received an Honorable Mention Award at the Environmental Protection Agency's People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award competition in Washington DC, April 21-24. Pictured above (l-r) are Dederick Blair (Civil Engineering '13), Kenderick Norris (Civil Engineering '14), Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Ivan Tamayo (Civil Engineering '13), LeAndreaonia Dunning (Mechanical Engineering '12), and Martin Tribo (Electrical Engineering '13). CBU's P3 team presented their design on thermal control technologies to improve energy efficiency in the building envelope for low-income residents in Memphis, for which they had received a preliminary $15,000 grant. (more on the original EPA grant >>>) There were more than 300 college innovators showcasing their sustainable projects designed to protect the environment, encourage economic growth and use natural resources more efficiently. Only 45 universities were selected to attend the final competition. Among the 45 finalists, 15 teams received awards and 11 teams received Honorable Mentions. Award winners from the Southeast were Appalachian State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Vanderbilt University. Honorable Mentions from the Southeast went to CBU and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For a full list of winning universities, visit the EPA website.
Beta Beta Beta, the Biology Honor Society, held elections for its 2012-2013 officers on April 24. Tri Beta would like to offer congratulations to this great group of students serving as the new officers: Cameron Volpe, President; Anna Birg, Vice President; Ashia Rallings, Vice President of Membership; Danielle Fain, Secretary; Kevin Pham, Treasurer; Elton Banks, Historian; Joshua Butler, Publicity; JD Wolfe, Pre-Health Chair; Lydia Hyatt, Philanthropy; Hope Gilbertson and Lauryn Murphy, Co-Volleyball Chairs; Nikki Rhoda and Soloman Amiri, Co-Social Chairs; Don Rautine and Damien Stevenson, Co-Bowlathon Chairs. Congratulations to all of the new officers, looks like a great year for Tri Beta!

Kaitlin Howle (Electrical/ Computer Engineering & Computer Science '14) received a $6,500 grant for the 2012 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at University of Central Arkansas. The program is part of the Computer Science REU project funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the program is to encourage talented undergraduate students to pursue graduate study and research careers in computer science by providing them a competitive research experience. The program integrates fundamental research of computer science with applications in health information technology. The students participated in a full range of research activities including designing and conducting experiments, analyzing data, documenting research results and writing papers for publication, and presenting at a symposium.
Courtney Fee ('89) was awarded the Sterling Award at a reception in Jackson, TN on April 17. The Sterling Award is given annually by the Jackson Business and Professional Women and The Jackson Sun to 20 West Tennessee women considered the most influential in their careers. Courtney is currently Assistant Principal at Munford High School and a Tipton County Commissioner. She is is also a board member for the Tipton County Public Library and Munford Public Library.

Nancy Wilder and Dr. Richard Potts (Education) were honored on April 20 as Distinguished Alumni 2012 from the Instruction and Leadership Department at the University of Memphis.


HIGH SCHOOL ENGINEERING COMPETITION: The CBU School of Engineering held its 10th Annual High School Engineering Competition on April 19. High school students from the Mid-South competed in four engineering design contests — the winners in each category are pictured below.

Egg Drop winners
The Egg Drop Competition, wherein the goal is to design and create a "green" package (container and cushioning packing) to contain and protect a raw chicken egg from breaking when dropped from a height of 16 feet or more. The winners, pictured above with Dr. Asit Ray (Chemical Engineering, Packaging Lab Coordinator), were (l-r) Hormah Qureshi (homeschooled, 10th grade) and Deena Hamadeh (homeschooled, 10th grade), First Place; Mary Womble (Magnolia Heights School, 12th grade), Second Place; and Amber Clayton (DeSoto Central HS, 11th grade); Third Place.

CO2 Car winners
The CO2 Car Competition, wherein students design a vehicle powered by baking soda and vinegar (which produce carbon dioxide gas). The vehicles must transport a raw egg intact over a hard surface, and the winner is the one that travels the farthest. Winners in this competition were (l-r) Christopher Sevigney (Horn Lake HS, 11th grade), First Place; Ryan Zheng and Michael Harper (Houston HS, 11th grade), Second Place; and William Stephenson (DeSoto Central HS, 12th grade), Third Place.

Balsa Crate winners The Balsa Crate Competition, wherein students design and build crates from balsa wood, which are then tested for strength and load bearing capacity. The winners in this category, pictured with Dr. Pong Malasri (Civil Engineering, Packaging) were (l-r) Trey McGinnis (St. Benedict HS, 12th grade), First Place; Christopher Sevigney (Horn Lake HS, 11th grade), Second Place; and Madeline Ross (Magnolia Heights School), Third Place.

Crystal Radio winners The Crystal Radio Competition, wherein students design, construct and assemble a "crystal radio" receiver using a diode, piezoelectric (ceramic) earphone, cardboard, toilet paper tubes, aluminum foil, glue, tape, metal thumbtacks, wire, Coke can and paper. Winners in this competition were (l-r) Sarah Fay (Collierville HS, 9th grade), First Place; Edwin Moore and Matthew Moore (Magnolia Heights School, 12th grade), Second Place; and Christian Sidebottom (Collierville HS, 9th grade), Third Place.

Andrew Prislovsky and Bob Arnold say thank you
The Office of Advancement (especially Andrew Prislovsky and Bob Arnold, above) says
THANK YOU! to all the members of the CBU Community who helped out in the making of their video last week!


New York Times logoThe New York Times is preparing the summer issue of its Education Life section and is inviting students to send in a photograph that says "back to school" to them. Perhaps it's a snapshot of freshman orientation, of the childhood room you're leaving behind, or the security blanket you can't leave behind. Tell them the back story in 200 words or less: What's happening in your photo? What does it suggest to you? A selection of images will appear in the Education Life section on July 22 and at Photographs should be submitted to by June 1.


Florence Brooks Spencer, mother-in-law of Clint Norwood (ITS), passed away on April 21. Please keep Clint and Teresa and the Spencer family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 40.

Hunter Lane Jr., a longtime friend of CBU and husband of former trustee Susan Bowen Lane, died on April 22 at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospice after a long illness. He was a retired attorney and served as a volunteer for the Community Legal Center after his retirement, helping people who could not afford an attorney and was awarded the Elmer Roane Award for his service to the people of Memphis. Please keep the Lane family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be offered online.


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, 5:00-6:30 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 (11-35, 3-21 GSC)

04/23: Bucs 1, Bethel University 9 (at McKenzie, TN)
04/28: Bucs 0/1, University of West Alabama 4/14 (at Livingston, AL)
04/29: Bucs 1, University of West Alabama 6 (at Livingston, AL)
SOFTBALL (14-31, 7-20 GSC)
Lady Bucs 13/2, Blue Mountain College 5/1 (at Bland Field)
04/27: Lady Bucs 1, University of Alabama-Huntsville 9 (at GSC Tournament, Southaven, MS)
04/27: Lady Bucs 0, University of West Florida 7 (at GSC Tournament, Southaven, MS)
04/23-24: Gulf South Conference Championships (at Calera, AL), Bucs 6th of 6 teams


05/04: Delta State University (Gulf South Conference Tournament; Rome, GA; TBA)
05/05: University of North Alabama/Valdosta State University (GSC Tournament; Rome, GA; TBA)