Athletic Hall of Fame

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CBU inducted eight new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on April 12. Pictured above are inductees Andres Martinez Gonzalez (Baseball & Soccer ’89), Mike Bennett (Baseball ’87), Dave Loos (Baseball coach 1971-74, Basketball Coach 1982-86), Margaret Saurin (Soccer ’02), and Missy Gregg (Soccer ’02). Also inducted but not pictured are Kenneth Blake (Basketball ’97) and Wayne Clayborne (Basketball ’61). Inez Scruggs, former basketball scorekeeper, was Also inducted in the Hall of Fame posthumously. The 2001-2002 Lady Buccaneer soccer teams were also honored as Teams of Distinction; the 2001 team were the NCAA national runners-up, and the 2002 team were the NCAA National Champions. Photos of all inductees are below.

This Week at CBU

AKA WEEK:  The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presents AKA Week Spring 2014 this week at CBU. The Chapter will serve lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall on Monday, 12:00-1:00 p.m., and then host a Campus Easter Egg Hunt at 5:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad — CASH PRIZE! On Tuesday, they will host “Lunch & Letters” in Alfonso Dining Hall, 12:15-2:00 p.m., and then host a Green Tea Social and Round Table Event in Sabbatini Lounge, 6:00-9:00 p.m. On Wednesday, Mu Epsilon will work at the Memphis Food Bank (239 S. Dudley St.), 9:00-12:00 p.m.

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION: Dr. Emily Forsdick will be in the Living Learning Center from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday to speak with students interested in study trips and semesters.

SMALL GROUPS FAITH DISCUSSIONS: Join the Small Groups Faith Discussions on Monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Suite located in the Thomas Center for an hour of community, conversation, and scripture studies with a Lenten focus. If you have any questions please contact Julia Kueter at jkueter1@cbu.edu or Nathan Sampson at nsampson@cbu.edu. Every week through the end of the semester.

ALPHA CHI STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: The annual Alpha Chi Student Research Poster Session will be held Tuesday, April 15 in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

CAREER SERVICES: The Career Power Half Hour this week will be on Tuesday, April 15 in Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-1:30 p.m. The topic is “Negotiating Salary.”

classringsCOLLEGE RING SALE: A Jostens representative will be at the CBU Bookstore on April 15-16, 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. offering up to 40% select college rings — Ring packages will start at $239 during this sale event.

YOGA CLASSES with Meredith Melvin continue this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Meredith, a native Memphian, earned her instructor certification from Delta Groove Yoga in Overton Square, where she continues to teach. Sessions at CBU are only open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their immediate families. There is no charge, but a $1 donation is appreciated. Classes are held every other Wednesday, the next one is April 30.

Kudos

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Mallory Harvey
 
(Civil Engineering, Packaging Minor ’14) for being selected as the 2014 Healthcare Packaging Consortium Scholarship Recipient. Mike Tune, Director of Packaging Science & Technology at Merck Consumer Care, presented her with the $500 award certificate on behalf of the consortium member companies at the 2014 HPC Spring Meeting on April 11 (pictured above). Mallory was recognized for her academic achievement and involvement with consortium R&D projects. Her record includes seven journal articles, six conference papers, TAPPI Student Chapter President, SWE Student Chapter Vice President, MicroPort Orthopedics Intern, and International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology Technical Assistant. She is a member of TAPPI (tappi.org), IoPP (iopp.org), and ISTA (ista.org).

Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging, Civil Engineering) spoke on “Packaging: More Engineering Than You Could Have Ever Imagined” at the April Meeting of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (Memphis Chapter) on April 8.

SGA Executive Cabinet for 2014-15

Congratulations to the new officers of the Student Government Association, elected and finalized last week after after a very close run-off vote.

  • President: Matt Winemiller
  • VP Senate: Jonathan Mosley
  • VP Finance:­ Rebecca Hall
  • VP Communications:­ Hannah Evon
  • VP of Student Activities:­ John Dawson

Student Life and the Student Government Association want to thank all the students who chose to run and everyone who voted and participated in this year’s election.

Students interested in participating in Student Government can still apply for a Senate seat and a place on the Student Activities Council on Monday, April 14. Applications will be due on April 19.

News at CBU

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FEDEX PACKAGING:
Packaging students in Dr. Pong Malasri’s PKG 201 class visited FedEx new packaging lab in Collierville on April 4. Pictured above (l-r) are Jay Gilman (FedEx Packaging Manager), Dr. James Aflaki, Yuliana Sanchez-Luna, Matt Johnson, Ashley Qureshi, Ike Griffith, Sebastian Polania, Michael Kist, Christopher Nguyen, David Guerrero, Ale Othmani, and Luis Garcia.

Nursing-Student-Volunteers-at-CCWTNNURSES’ IMMERSION EXPERIENCE: Pictured above is Jamieka Pryor (Nursing ’15) working with Catholic Charities of West Tennessee on April 5 in changing out their clothes closet from winter to summer apparel for those in need in the community. She’s been out in the community as part of the “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve” mission as RN to BSN students took to the streets of Memphis helping various charities in community service projects as part of the Nursing Program’s Memphis Immersion Experience.

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FOUNDER’S WEEK PRAYER: The CBU Lasallian Fellows offered a Founder’s Week Prayer  last week in the dining hall during lunch. Pictured above are (l-r) Rebekkah Herrman, Julia KueterPhyo Aung, and Anna Birg.

Planning to Participate in Commencement?

All participants are invited to register for a free Commencement text-message alert system. Simply send a text message to 313131 with CBU in the body of the message. This service will be used to contact you regarding upcoming events or any last minutes changes you may need to know.  Contact Wilson Phillips at (901) 321-3531, for more information.

Renewable Energy & Other Adventures in Spain

Renewable Energy and Other Adventures in Southern Spain: Spring Break 2015

The popular image of Spain as a land of bullfights, scintillating flamenco dancers, sherry, and ruined castles derives from Andalucía, the southernmost territory and the most quintessentially Spanish part of the Iberian Peninsula. Above all, it’s the great Moorish Monuments, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sights that compete for your attention here. The Moors developed the most sophisticated civilization of the Middle Ages, centered on the three major cities of Córdoba, Seville, and Granada. The cafes and tapas bars will delight your palate; street markets will beckon you, and the awesome Flamenco dancers will capture your fancy. Drink in the ambience of the Morocco mystique as we stroll avenues frequented by famous local painters Velasquez, Murillo, and Zurbaran and bask in their legacies. Explore the topic of renewable energy and sustainability as we visit the Abengoa solar plant and wind turbine facility.

Each unique sight preserves extraordinarily brilliant and beautiful monuments to science, sustainability and architecture. The most perfect monument is Granada’s Alhambra Palace, arguably the most sensual building in all of Europe. Seville, not to be outdone, has a fabulously ornamented Alcázar and the grandest of all Gothic cathedrals. Today, Andalucía’s capital and seat of the region’s autonomous parliament is a vibrant contemporary metropolis that’s impossible to resist. Córdoba’s exquisite Mezquita, the most magnificent mosque constructed by the Moors, is a landmark building in world architecture and not to be missed.

ME 496 Special Topics: Renewable Energy
Dr. Jose Davila, 3 credit hours: Open to all students, no prerequisites.
Enhance your resume with a Sustainable Energy/Engineering Course.

 

News from the Registrar

Important Upcoming Dates on the Academic Calendar:
• April 18: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course
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The Spring Final Exam schedules links can be found on the Registrar’s webpage!
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The Summer and Fall 2014 course schedules are posted on the Web!
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Summer and Fall 2014 Registration is Open
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.

Be a Memphis River Warrior!

riverwarriorsBe a warrior — a Memphis River Warrior — on Saturday, April 26, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Join the CBU Honors Program and the Memphis River Warriors to help clean up McKellar Lake. Although CBU participates in regular McKellar Lake cleanups, this particular cleanup is designated as part of Mayor Wharton’s Faith In Action cleanup. If you are interested in being inducted into the Memphis River Warriors by helping pick up a couple of thousand pounds of trash, email Dr. Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu and she will hook you up. All participants will meet at Cooper-Wilson at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to the cleanup site. All Warriors MUST wear close-toed shoes and be ready to dominate some trash! More info on the Memphis River Warriors can be found at their Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

A LASALLIAN MISSION: CBU faculty, staff and students in the Physician Assistant Program will share details of a recent mission trip to Haiti in their presentation entitled “A Lasallian Mission: Saving Lives, Revitalizing Communities and Transforming Global Health” on Tuesday, April 22, at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

Douglas-BlackmonSLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME:  Join Facing History and Ourselves for an evening with Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, on April 24 in the University Theater. This groundbreaking work delivers a searing examination of the enslavement of African-Americans that persisted deep into the 20th century. In 30 years as a journalist, 7:00-8:30 p.m, Blackmon has written extensively about the American quandary of race–exploring such issues as the integration of schools in his childhood Mississippi Delta farm town, lost episodes of the Civil Rights movement, and, how contemporary society should grapple with a troubled past. Seating is limited. To RSVP, please visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations or call (901) 452-1776 x221. As part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public.

DIVERSITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP: Amy Ware, Director of CBU Career Services, and Dorothy Cox, Community Learning Corridor Liaison at Rhodes College, will present a Diversity Awareness Workshop on Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. This unique diversity training workshop consists of a series of incremental, participatory activities that empower individuals of all backgrounds to take leadership in building inclusive communities on campus. It is a powerful experience that will allow participants to celebrate similarities and differences; recognize misinformation that people have learned about various groups; and understand the personal impact of discrimination.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: The ENVISION Team, the Creative Writing Club, and the English Club will be sponsoring an Open Mic Night at Java Cabana on April 24 at 7:15 p.m. A raffle will take place for any CBU student who plans to attend. Please contact Taylor Flake at tflake@cbu.edu, Jonathan Moseley at jmosely2@cbu.edu, or Larshay Watson or lwatson5@cbu.edu for more information.

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SOFAPALOOZA 2014 
will be held in Boshwit Courtyard on Friday, April 25 with performances by Goose (@BandGoose), Wave Chapelle, Spaceface, Fingertrick, and DJ John Dawson! Performances start promptly at 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Sofapalooza is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE! Local food and drink will be available.

filmfestS.O.S. SHORT FILM FEATURED AT FILM FESTIVAL: CBU’s September of Service non-profits make Memphis Rock! A (very) short film about September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds and the non-profits it serves will be shown in the “Memphis Rocks” category of the On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival on Saturday, April 26. The film, created by Trey McGinnis and Becky Wauford, is viewable here and features many of our September of Service participants. The “Memphis Rocks” category is the brainchild of Jeremy Parks of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and welcomes Memphians to submit short films (up to five minutes) about what they think makes Memphis Rock. It is part of the larger Memphis Rocks civic pride/fundraising initiative for a Fallen Officers memorial in Memphis. More information about the category and the initiative, as well as a link to all the videos that were shown last year (including CBU’s), can found at this link. (We have it on good authority that Harding’s Happy in Memphis video will also be shown at the festival.)

STRESS RELIEF WEEK (PRE-EXAMS): The Self Esteem/Empowerment Sub-Committee of the President’s Commision on Women is hosting Stress Relief Week April 28-May 2 to provide students, faculty, and staff some activities where they can “de-stress” and relax before final exams begin the following week. The schedule is as follows:
•  Monday, April 28: Meditation Session, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, led by Dr. Pong Malasri
• Tuesday, April 29: Aromatherapy Session, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph 10, led by Dr. Kelly James
• Thursday, May 1: Yoga Session, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, led by Dr. Leigh Pittenger

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP: Graduating Seniors! Are you still looking for a job after graduation? This event, scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, is geared for you. This “conference style” workshop will give you opportunities to have your resume reviews by recruiters, and sit in on several mini-sessions on interviewing skills, job search strategies, and more!  Come to Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m. RSVP through your CareerLinX account is required by Friday, April 25. 

HAITI SEMINAR: Jenessa Gebers, former CBU Lasallian Fellow, will present a seminar on “CBU Connections: Public Health and Malnutrition Initiatives in Haiti,” about a child malnutrition initiative in Haiti through Partners in Health that has the potential to revolutionize the stunning level of malnutrition in Haiti. CBU Nursing and pre-med students will also give slide talks about their medical mission trips to Haiti. Wednesday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

THE LAST LECTURE: Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for the 7th Annual CBU “Last Lecture” on May 1 at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, during which Dr. Holmes Peacher-Ryan (Mathematics) will give his hypothetical “Last Lecture.” Last Lectures usually include the professor’s reflections on their academic career, advice for better living, and even a few laughs. Known for great stories and funny quotes, Dr. Peacher-Ryan will not disappoint. Light refreshments will be served at 12:30. RSVP by 8:00 p.m. the day before, but attend even if you didn’t RSVP (just be sure to sign in). This is open to the entire University and, based on past Last Lectures, this is a not-to-be-missed event!

STRESS RELIEF (EXAM WEEK): Student Life will host several events to help ease the stress during Exam Week:
• Wednesday, May 7: Therapy Dogs and Massages, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Buc Patio. It’s a proven fact that petting a dog can relieve stress and lower blood pressure. And massages aren’t bad either…
• Thursday, May 8: CBU Pancake Study Break, 9:00-11:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. It’s not really a proven fact that pancakes help you study, but they certainly can’t hurt…

COMMENCEMENT WEEK! Full schedule at www.cbu.edu/commencement2014!

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
BASEBALL (11-28, 3-21 GSC)
04/10: Bucs 9, LeMoyne-Owen 3 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
04/12: Bucs 4/0, Alabama-Huntsville 5/4 (at Huntsville, AL)
04/13: Bucs 7Alabama-Huntsville 3 (at Huntsville, AL)

SOFTBALL (9-32, 2-22 GSC)
04/09: Lady Bucs 8/4, Talledega 0/1 (at Bland Field)
04/12: Lady Bucs 0/1Alabama-Huntsville 8/5 (at Huntsville, AL)
04/13: Lady Bucs 6Alabama-Huntsville 1 (at Huntsville, AL)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
BASEBALL
04/17: LeMoyne-Owen College (Jesse Turner Park; 3:00 p.m.)
04/18: University of West Georgia (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
04/19: University of West Georgia (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)

SOFTBALL
04/18: University of West Georgia (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/19: University of West Georgia (Bland Field; noon)

GOLF
04/14-15: TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate (Hermitage Golf Club; Old Hickory, TN)

Founder’s Week

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Founder’s Week at CBU begins on Monday, April 7, the official feast day of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and patron saint of teachers. As the Bell Tower tolls each day at noon this week, you are asked to pause wherever you may be on campus and simply say to yourself or in a group together “Let Us Remember We Are in the Holy Presence of God.” The Founder began each day this way and has handed the invocation down for nearly 350 years.

Founder’s Week Heritage Mass, celebrated at Christian Brothers High School, will begin the week. Bishop Terry Steib will celebrate the Mass, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Brothers, faculty and staff, SGA Officers, Lasallian Fellows, and students are all invited to CBHS for this special Mass. Following the religious service, a continental breakfast will be served.

Also on April 7, the CBU Athletic Department will host the annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament at Mirimichi Golf Course at 1:00 p.m. The President’s team includes two of our CBU Brothers. A Founder’s Week Prayer will be offered at lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall by our CBU Lasallian Fellows.

To further promote one of the pillars of the institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, our Student Life Department and Campus Ministry will jointly sponsor a clothing drive through Catholic Charities in Memphis. The drive will begin on Tuesday, April 8 and conclude on Wednesday evening.

Prayer Service will be offered at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, with the Brothers leading in song.

The clothing drive will continue all day on Wednesday, April 9 and conclude that evening. CBU’s first “Together For Mission Reception” on Wednesday will honor approximately 40 administrators, faculty, staff, and students have enrolled in or graduated from a variety of Lasallian Studies (such as the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, Lasallian Leadership Institute, or the International Lasallian University Leadership program) and programs, workshops, etc. on campus or locally. Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award winners over the years at CBU are also welcome! The reception will be hosted by the Brothers Community.

Plough Library will introduce its Lasallian Section on Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 p.m., and at 3:15 p.m., everyone is invited to gather on the Front Lawn on East Parkway to form a human Lasallian Star of Faith.

Examples of Stars of Faith (click to enlarge)

The President’s Community Conversation for faculty and staff will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, with an opening prayer provided by the Christian Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community. The Brothers will also host dinner in Alfonso Dining Hall on Thursday, providing special Lasallian treats.

This Week at CBU

BROTHER MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament, benefitting CBU Athletics, will be held Monday, April 7 at Mirimichi (6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd., Millington). Registration begins at 12:00 p.m., with a Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m. Four-person teams will compete in the tournament which includes greens fees, cart, three flights, 1st and 2nd place prizes, door prizes, a putting contest, a longest drive contest, hole-in-one contests, and lunch. For more information, contact Stephen Kirkpatrick at (901) 321-4036 or skirkpat@cbu.edu.

dennis_rainey_webDOROTHY & KEMMONS WILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will be held t Christ United Methodist Church which will be held on April 7 at 7:00 p.m., featuring guest speaker Dennis Rainey. Dennis Rainey is an author, speaker and CEO and host of “Family Life Today,” a nationally syndicated radio program. He is a champion for marriage and the family and has authored or co-authored more than two dozen books including the best selling Moments Together for Couples and Staying Close. He has also received two Golden Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Rainey serves as the senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series which has sold over 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 47 languages. The Wilson Speaker Series is a family event and free to the public. It was created to honor the legacy of Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson and their Christian faith.

CAREER SERVICES CALENDAR: Career Services will host “Career Power Half Hour – Social Media Networking” on Tuesday, April 8 in Buckman 102, 1:00-1:30 p.m. “Pizza & Professionals with AFLAC” will be held on Thursday, April 10 in Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

JAIL ‘N’ BAIL: Postponed due to weather last week, Alpha Xi Delta’s annual Jail ‘n’ Bail event for Autism Speaks will be held Thursday, April 10 in the Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Warrants will be on sale throughout the week.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President for faculty and staff has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 10 beginning with snacks at 12:30 p.m. in the University Theater. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss matters of relevance,  large and small, in an informal setting.

PLANTING PARTY: Come out and join the members of the Honors Capstone Spirituality and Ethics of Eating course in planting the CBU Community Garden! The planting party will be on Thursday, April 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 in CBU’s lovely community garden by Stritch. We will have light refreshments, seeds to plant, and a jolly good time. Find the event on Facebook.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Come out to Buckman Quad on Friday, April 11 at 11:00 to sample the flavors, sights and sounds of international cultures at CBU! Sample foods from local restaurants, peruse products from local international businesses, and enjoy a variety of ethnic entertainment.

LaBohemeART GALLERY OPENING: An opening reception for “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera — On Canvas,” an exhibition of paintings by Martha Stephens will be held Friday, April 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery on the lower level of Plough Library. The exhibit will be on display through May 22. Pictured at right is Stephens’ painting entitled La Boheme.

THE BUCS ARE TAKING OVER AUTOZONE PARK for the Redbirds’ opening home game on on Friday, April 11! FREE tickets for students and CBU faculty/staff as long as they last! Alumni tickets only $5.00! Registration is good for one free ticket, with the option of purchasing extras up to five additional tickets at $5 each. Click on the appropriate link to get your tickets: • STUDENTS  • CAPS STUDENTS • FACULTY/STAFF  • ALUMNI
Tickets include dinner at the Right Field Pavilion, and a t-shirt for the game. Students will be provided bus transportation from Central Lot at 6:15 p.m. An email will be sent to reserved ticket holders when tickets and t-shirts are available for pick up. 

MemphisCupofNationsCUP OF NATIONS SOCCER TOURNAMENT:  CBU will host the first annual Memphis Cup of Nations Soccer Tournament and Festival on April 12. The all-day event will be held at CBU’s Signaigo Field, with soccer matches featuring 16 local men’s amateur teams, as well as a festival for players’ families and community members.  Each team will represent a different nationality. The event’s purpose is to seize the universal passion for soccer to cultivate lasting friendships and build a sense of camaraderie amongst the international and immigrant communities of our city. CBU is partnering with Christ United Methodist Church, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Soccer, Barnhart Crane, World Relief, and USSSA Soccer for this event. International teams wishing to participate in the Memphis Cup of Nations 2014 must complete a registration form, but the event is free. Teams of any level representing any nation are welcome. Visit cupofnationsmemphis.com for more information. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! The tournament is seeking Set-Up Crew, Hospitality, Scorers, Ball Retrievers, Field Directors, Greeters, PA Announcers, Tear-Down Crew, and Festival Volunteers. Sign up to volunteer online here>>>

CAREER TRANSITIONS WORKSHOP: Whether you choose to make changes in your career or change finds you, at some point, change is coming. If you¹re feeling stuck, uncertain or downright anxious, please join Jen Frank, Certified Professional Life Coach, on Saturday, April 12, to learn more about navigating change and making successful career transitions.  In addition, if you can’t easily answer the questions who am I?, what do I want? and why?,  this workshop will help you begin to find those answers. Armed with this self-knowledge, you¹ll feel more confident being the CEO of your life and career — and making the decisions that will get you to where you want to be. For more information about your workshop leader, see www.jenfrankcoaching.com.  This is a free event for all CBU Alumni, sponsored by CBU Career Services. Buckman Hall 102, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

BOOKSIGNING: Fr. David Knight (Catholic Studies) and Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11, Catholic Studies ’18) will have a booksigning at St. Paul Book & Gift Store (5101 Sanderlin) on April 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m. All current CBU students, faculty, friends, benefactors, and alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.

3… 2… 1…. Ignite CBU!

Ignite-LogoIgnite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At theses events, Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes. And, for the second year, CBU is presenting its own Ignite show.

Ignite CBU! will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, under the auspices of the CBU Honors Program and the CBU Alumni office. The line-up this year promises to be diverse, entertaining, and (above all) quickly enlightening.

• “Journalism Disrupted: Entrepreneurs and the Nouveau Niche” by Burton Bridges(Economics and Finance ’09)
• “Why I CHOOSE to be an Educator: The Importance of STEM Education” by Tiffany Corkran (Physics ’15)
• “Another Side of Female Objectification” by Bijou Coulibaly (Accounting ’16) andTaylor Goode (Psychology ’14)
• “Moral Relativism” by Eddie Gallarno (Mathematics ’15)
• “Modernly Convenient” by Patrick Ghant (Business Administration ’15) and Travis Whiteside (Business Administration ’15)
• “I Hate Math” by Rebekah Herrman (Mathematics and Physics ’14)
• “5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Server Hate You AND Why Tipping is SO IMPORTANT” by Danielle Hobbs (Psychology ’13)
• “Friendship is Awesome” by Noah Kelley (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ’16)
• “Tips to Study Better” by Michael MacMiller (Psychology ’15)
• “How Gaming Can Improve Our Educational System” by Breanna Nikaido(Computer Science and Electrical Engineering ’16)
• “The ‘R’ Word” by Payton Powers (Undecided ’17)
• “Creating Your Brand” by Jordan Smith (Creative Writing ’14)
• “Why I Will Probably Never Amount to Anything” by Kierra Turner (Biology ’16)
• “Wauford Enterprises” by Becky Wauford (Mechanical Engineering ’16)

There are videos of  last year’s Ignite CBU! at the Honors Program YouTube Channel, but below is one to whet your appetite for more.

Welcome to CBU!

carolyn-headCarolyn Head, CBU’s next CFO and Vice President for Administration & Finance, will begin work on campus this week in preparation for assuming her new position on June 1. Carolyn comes to CBU from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where she has served as the chief budget officer for the College of Medicine since January 2011, overseeing approximately $400 million in resources from tuition, research, state funding, contracts, practice plans, and endowments. She has also been the owner of her own public accounting firm, Management Consulting & Accounting Services, since 2002 and previously served as accounting and business manager for the UT Medical Group. Please join with the Campus Community in wishing her a warm CBU welcome!

Kudos

Dr. John Varriano (Physics & Natural Science) has been selected as the recipient of the NACADA Region III Excellence in Advising ­ Faculty Role award  for the state of Tennessee. Dr. Varriano was awarded CBU’s Outstanding Academic Advisor Award last September at the CBU Academic Convocation — and is the fourth straight CBU advisor to receive the state award!

R. Terry Newsom (Nursing ’14) has been inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing.

The members of the CBU IEEE Branch attended IEEE SoutheastCon 2014 in Lexington, KY in March. The team of Shilpa Appurubugatha, Sean Dantis, and Zach Winters placed first in the Paper/Presentation competition and the team of Shilpa Appurubugatha, Sean Dantis, Zach Winters, Jonas Broughman, and Melissa Dollar placed second in the T-Shirt Design competition. Others attending were Josh Swillum, Nicholas McKee, and Htet Cho Oo on the Software Competition team; Brennan Powers, Jay Counce, and Cody Crow on the Robotic Competition team; as well as Patrick McGinnis and Sean Dantis on the Website competition team. More than 100 electrical engineering schools in the Southeast attend the conference. CBU has placed in the top three in the paper competition in 30 of the 54 years that CBU has competed.

Laura Nathan (Nursing ’13) and Roni Dillard (Nursing ’13) ­were name Nursing Stars by Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare annual recognition event to celebrate outstanding nurses throughout the system. Laura works at Methodist University, and Roni works at Methodist North.

Several CBU presenters took Best Paper Awards at the 2014 Tennessee Academy of Sciences held at CBU on April 5. Sarah Fay (CBU REAP student, Collierville High School) took third place for “Heavy metal uptake by lichens in an urban environment” (coauthored with Br. Thomas Sullivan and Lynda Miller) in the Organismal Biology session; Cale Baskin took second place honors for “SD-OCT scanning of the optic nerve in diagnosis of glaucoma” (coauthored with Eric Sigler) in the Health and Medical Sciences session; Hope Gilbertson won third place for “Preclinical assessment of gemcitabine as an effective new treatment of Ependymoma” (coauthored with Nidal Boulos, Jason Dapper, and Richard Gilbertson) in the Health and Medical Sciences session; Shilpa Appurubugatha, Sean Dantis, and Matthew Winters won first place for “Escape from the minefield” in the Engineering session; Adam Tekle and Viet Minh Tong took second place for “The Smart Cube Solver” in the Engineering session; Jerry W. Counce, Cody R. Crow, and Michael B. Powers took third place for “IEEE SoutheastCon 2014 hardware competition” in the Engineering session. In the Poster session, John D. Wolfe took second place for “Visual acuity and genetic classification of subjects with either Type I or Type II Oculocutaneous Albinism” (coauthored with Ronaldo Y. Sano, Einat Hauzman, Daniela M.O. Bonci, Malinda Fitzgerald, and Dora F. Ventura).

News at CBU

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DEEP SOUTH CONFERENCE: The CBU ASCE student chapter and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering hosted the 2014 ASCE Deep South Conference on March 27-29. On Thursday evening, an orientation meeting, icebreaker, and community service project were held at Christian Brothers High School. The community service project consisted of making baby blankets for a local non-profit organization. On Friday, the surveying competition and the concrete canoe races were held at Shelby Farms. The steel bridge comp technical paper and mystery competitions were held at the Agricenter on Saturday. The awards banquet was held at the Agricenter on Saturday evening. Thirteen universities from West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana attended the conference. Approximately 300 students and faculty advisors attended the three-day event. Thank you to all of the faculty, staff, and students who helped make the conference a tremendous success. Special Thanks to Lauren Harett, Conference Chair, for organizing the event and to Patrick McGinnis, who designed the webpage, automated the registration, and provided the technology to stream the concrete canoe races and steel bridge competition over the internet. Please see ascedeepsouth.com for videos and pictures of the conference.

ENVISION 2014: The Closing Session and Presentations of the ENVISION 2104 Program were held on April 3 in the Canale Arena Skybox. ENVISION is a program that enables first-year students to develop leadership skills through the challenge of tackling campus issues directly. As a part of ENVISION, students work in small groups to research campus issues and divide into teams to research what has been done in the past, develop a new proposal, and receive feedback.

Lauren Jeu, Jenny Lam, and Nicholas Doseler present their research and recommendations on the topic of "Commuter Engagement."

Lauren Jeu, Jenny Lam, and Nicholas Doseler present their research and recommendations on the topic of “Commuter Engagement.”

The six teams tackled the topics of School Spirit (Sam Tope-ojo, David Lawson, Drew King, and Rakesha Gray), Dining Services (Sarah Marie Bellou, Vuth Tram, Fatima Escobar, Baraka Douglas, and Jeremy Gonzalez), Diversity Issues (Taylor Flake, Madyson Levy, Sam Savage), Commuter Engagement (Nicholas Doseler, Jenny Lam, and Lauren Jeu), Freshman Transition (Samantha Bennett, Sushma Kalava, Alex Othman, Natalie Sterling, and Jasmine Franklin), and Memphis Community (Jazmin Westbrook, Joel Moore, and Angie Brown). This method of experiential learning enables students to be more aware and effective leaders at CBU. ENVISION is limited to 30 participants, and an application process is required.

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BATTLE ANNIVERSARY: The CBU Civil War History Class travelled to Shiloh Battlefield on April 5 for the 152nd anniversary of the battle? The class heard Dr. Doug Cupples (History & Political Science, Adjunct) and Dr. Marius Carriere (History & Political Science) discuss the importance of the battle.

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INDIAN MUSEUM VISIT:
A group of CBU faculty, staff, and students continued the multicultural celebration at CBU with a visit to the Chucalissa Indian Museum on April 5. Pictured above (l-r): Jessica Voyles (Psychology ’16), Dr. Teri Mason (Adult Professional Studies), Karen Conway-Barnett (Student Life), Dr. Mary Campbell (Behavioral Science), Christini Fernando (Natural Science ’13), Blair Jefferson (Business Administration ’16), and Thien Nyugen (Student Life). Not pictured is Dr. Timothy Doyle (Student Life).

Fund for Dr. Rena Durr

Dr. Rena Durr, former CBU Professor of Psychology, retired in May 2012 because of health problems. She is a two-time cancer survivor and is now facing serious health problems again. After moving to Baton Rouge, LA in 2012, she has had major surgery and is having to continue costly medical treatments. A fund has been set up to help Dr. Durr afford her treatments, medications, and other related expenses. If you would like to send a card or make a donation, you may send them to: The Mail Bag, 7575 Jefferson Highway # 313, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

Sustain a Book Art Contest: Deadline Near!

"Flight of Legend" by Austyn Harriman (Ecology '16)

“Flight of Legend” by Austyn Harriman (Ecology ’16)

In line with Christian Brothers University’s sustainability efforts, Plough Library is still accepting entries for Sustain a Book, a repurposed paper art contest open to CBU students, faculty, and staff. Make something decorative or functional — or both!  See the library’s Pinterest page for project ideas and inspiration.

Entries, along with a completed entry form (PDF) are due at the Plough Library Reference Desk by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14. Winners will be announced during CBU’s Earth Week festivities.

You can:

  • Use an old book of your own, or take one from our Free Book shelf in the library foyer. Please only use books in poor condition. The goal of this contest is to give worn or cast-off pages new life.
  • Use more than one book, along with any other type of discarded paper material (newspaper, magazines).
  • Use other materials, as long as a book is part of the finished piece.
  • Make something of any size, preferably under 2 feet square in dimension. (NOTE: Larger items will not be disqualified, but they will be more difficult to accommodate in the library display of all Sustain a Book entries.)

Win a prize and the acclaim of the entire CBU community!  Prizes will be Amazon gift cards in the amount of $75 (1st place),  $50 (2nd place), and $25 (3rd place).

Sustain a Book was inspired by Claremont College’s successful re:book contestLearn more.

Student Life & Recreation News

INTRAMURAL END OF YEAR BASH: Mark your calendars now for Thursday, April 24 for the Intramural End of Year Bash at Billy Hardwick’s  All Star Lanes. This night will be filled with bowling, laughter, and various awards to players and teams for the 2013-2014 year.
ALUMNI SLOSHBALL – #BUCS2014: Attention All Graduating Seniors! Sign up NOW for the 2014 Senior/Alumni Sloshball Tournament on Monday, May 5, starting at 4:00 p.m. at Bland Field. Register online at www.imleagues.com/cbu and join a team. For more information, contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu.

 

Upcoming Events

ALPHA CHI STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: The annual Alpha Chi Student Research Poster Session will be held April 15 in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Please submit the title of your poster, the co-authors, the name of the course that the poster was prepared for, and the faculty member that is responsible for the course to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu by Friday, April 11.

classringsCOLLEGE RING SALE: A Jostens representative will be at the CBU Bookstore on April 15-16, 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. offering up to 40% select college rings — Ring packages will start at $239 during this sale event.

Douglas-BlackmonSLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME:  Join Facing History and Ourselves for an evening with Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, on April 24 in the University Theater. This groundbreaking work delivers a searing examination of the enslavement of African-Americans that persisted deep into the 20th century. In 30 years as a journalist, 7:00-8:30 p.m, Blackmon has written extensively about the American quandary of race–exploring such issues as the integration of schools in his childhood Mississippi Delta farm town, lost episodes of the Civil Rights movement, and, how contemporary society should grapple with a troubled past. Seating is limited. To RSVP, please visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations or call (901) 452-1776 x221. As part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public.

SOFAPALOOZA 2014: Sofapalooza 2014 will be held in Boshwit Courtyard on April 25 with performances by DJ John DawsonGoose (@BandGoose), and others to be announced! Performances start promptly at 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Sofapalooza is sponsored this by several Cooper-Young businesses and Memphis Made Brewing Company and will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE! More information to come!

THE LAST LECTURE: Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for the 7th Annual CBU “Last Lecture” on May 1 at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, during which Dr. Holmes Peacher-Ryan (Mathematics) will give his hypothetical “Last Lecture.” Last Lectures usually include the professor’s reflections on their academic career, advice for better living, and even a few laughs. Known for great stories and funny quotes, Dr. Peacher-Ryan will not disappoint. Light refreshments will be served at 12:30. RSVP by 8:00 p.m. the day before, but attend even if you didn’t RSVP (just be sure to sign in). This is open to the entire University and, based on past Last Lectures, this is a not-to-be-missed event!

Buccaneer Bulletin

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BASEBALL (10-25, 3-18 GSC)
04/01: Bucs 13, Victory 1 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
04/05: Bucs 3/7, Union 2/2 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
04/06: Bucs 3Union 12 (at Nadicksbernd Field)

SOFTBALL (7-29, 2-19 GSC)
03/31: Lady Bucs 6West Alabama 8 (at Bland Field)
04/03: Lady Bucs 6, Stillman 2 (at Tuscaloosa, AL)
04/03: Lady Bucs 0Stillman 3 (at Tuscaloosa, AL)
04/05: Lady Bucs 4, Union 3 (at Bland Field)
04/05: Lady Bucs 2Union 5 (at Bland Field)
04/06: Lady Bucs 0Union 4 (at Bland Field)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
BASEBALL
04/10: LeMoyne-Owen College (Nadicksbernd Field; 3:00 p.m.)
04/12: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 3:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/13: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

SOFTBALL
04/09: Talladega College (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/12: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 3:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/13: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

This Week at CBU

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AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK: 
Alpha Xi Delta is presenting Autism Awareness Week at CBU this week, with events everyday to raise awareness:
• Monday: Jello-eating contest at 12:15 outside the Buc
• Tuesday: “Catch A Xi” (find an Alpha Xi Delta and sign her shirt for points) all day
• Wednesday: Wear blue! and be at the Light It Up Blue ceremony by the Bell Tower at 7:30 p.m. After that, everyone is playing Capture the Flag!
• Thursday: Jail N’ Bail in the Quad, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
• Friday: Join the AmaXing Race at 3:00 p.m.

SMALL GROUPS FAITH DISCUSSIONS: Join the Small Groups Faith Discussions on Monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Suite located in the Thomas Center for an hour of community, conversation, and scripture studies with a Lenten focus. If you have any questions please contact Julia Kueter at jkueter1@cbu.edu or Nathan Sampson at nsampson@cbu.edu. Every week through the end of the semester.

GRAD FAIR: Graduating students are required to attend this event. Graduates may attend one of the two sessions (Noon – 2:00 p.m. or 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.). The average time you will need to set aside for the Grad Fair is about 30 minutes. Receive rain tickets and announcements. Photographers will take cap-and-gown (loaned for the shoot) photos of graduating students at the Grad Fair. There is no sitting fee and no obligation to purchase. Proofs will be emailed to students within 48 hours of the sitting.

NATIVE AMERICAN BROWN BAG LUNCH: Mr. Robert Connolly, Director of the C.H. Nash Museum at the Chucalissa Archaeological Site, will speak on Tuesday, April 1, at 12:15 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Henna tattoos depicting aspects of the Native American culture will also be available free of charge in front of Sabbatini Lounge between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

ZOO SCAVENGER HUNT: The CBU student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (M.A.A.) is holding a Zoo Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday, April 1. The event is FREE and open to the entire student body. If anyone would like more information, or to RSVP  for the event, direct all queries and emails to ggallarn@cbu.edu. Participants will meet in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center at 3:00 p.m. in order to carpool to the zoo. If you are attending and do not need a ride, please indicate that in your RSVP. Those attending can get into the zoo for free with a valid state ID, state drivers license, or their university ID card.

SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: Dr. Eric Welch (Dean, School of Engineering) who has 30 years of experience in Judo and Taekwondo, will conduct a class in self-defense on Tuesday, April 1  in Montesi Executive Center, at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Presented by the President’s Commission on Women.

YOGA CLASSES with Meredith Melvin continue this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Meredith, a native Memphian, earned her instructor certification from Delta Groove Yoga in Overton Square, where she continues to teach. Sessions at CBU are only open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their immediate families. There is no charge, but a $1 donation is appreciated. Classes are held every other Wednesday, the next ones are April 16, and 30.

AFRICAN HERITAGE DAY LUNCH & PRESENTATION: Enjoy African-themed menu items starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Afterwards, at 1:00 p.m., CBU students and Christian Brothers from various countries in in Africa will make a presentation in Spain Auditorium.

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YOUTH & VITALITY VS. OLD AGE & DECEIT: CBU¹s student chapter of Tri Beta (Beta Beta Beta) presents the Annual School of School of Sciences Charity Volleyball Game on Thursday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. in Canale Arena.School of Sciences students (Youth & Vitality) will duke it out against the CBU faculty and staff (Old Age & Deceit). All proceeds benefit the Church Health Center! Admission is free!  Prizes will be raffled!  Raffle tickets and baked treats will be sold at the game, so bring your appetite (and donations). There will also be a bake sale during lunch on Thursday outside the cafeteria. Students: Watch out because Old Age & Deceit is out for revenge after the Youth and Vitality victory of 2013!

GOSPEL CONCERT: CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir will hold its first annual Gospel Choir Concert on Thursday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m., in the University Theater. Tickets are $5  or $7 at the door. Contact Kierra Turner at kturner4@cbu.edu to purchase tickets.

LASER TAG ON CAMPUS! The CBU Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) and SGA are sponsoring a Laser Tag Event on campus on Friday, April 4 in Canale Arena,1:00-4:00 p.m. Teams of 10 can battle each other around an obstacle course. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Reserve your spot: Participants can sign up from Monday to Wednesday this week and next, outside Alfonso Dining Hall at lunch time. The cost is $10 for a 15-minute game; all proceeds go to CBU PASS.

TOUR OF CHUCALISSA: Student Life is offering a tour of the C.H. Nash Museum at the Chucalissa Archaeological Site on Saturday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. Meet in front of the Thomas Center at 9:00 a.m. to carpool. Tickets are $3.00 for adults — First 30 tickets are free! Email kconway@cbu.edu to reserve a ticket.

Miss Representation: Film & Discussion

The film Miss Representation will be screened on Thursday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in Spain Auditorium, followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Maureen O’Brien and Dr. Kelly James.

The film explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. It also examines the ways media uses gender to show sexist messages of women and their value. By emphasizing body issues over intellectual contributions, women are reduced to one-dimensional versions of themselves. As Katie Couric comments in the film, “Media can be an instrument of change, and that change can be to promote diverse qualities or to show women are only as good as their looks.” Presented by the President’s Commission on Women.


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Gabriel Bol Deng: Renewing Hope

deng_headshotGabriel Bol Deng, a former Lost Boy of Sudan, will speak in Spain Auditorium on Thursday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m. Deng has overcome unbelievable obstacles in life. He was 10 years old when North Sudanese Murahileen militiamen led a violent attack on his village of Ariang in South Sudan in 1987. He fled into a forest, not knowing the fate of his parents or siblings. After his escape, Gabriel embarked on a perilous four-month long journey, crossing the Nile River and untold miles of desert; surviving disease, and devastating hunger to reach the Dimma Refugee Camp in Ethiopia. In 1988, he had a life-changing dream in which he was reminded of his parents’ charge to him as a young boy: that he could move mountains with the power of hope. This mantra continues to guide Gabriel.

Documented in his film Rebuilding Hope, Deng returned to his war-torn home in 2007 to search for his family, rebuild Sudanese schools — including the Ariang School in his hometown — and provide health services for local residents. Today, instead of traveling for survival as he once did as a refugee, Gabriel now travels to inspire others with the mantra that helped him overcome extraordinary odds: Resilience, respect, a positive attitude, hard work, and the power of dreams can empower individuals to reach their full potential. has built a reputation as an informative and passionate public speaker in an effort to create awareness of the suffering of the millions of people in his native Sudan.

More information at hopeforariang.org. This presentation is made possible by Rhodes College International Studies and GlobeMed at Rhodes College.

Founder’s Week: April 7-11

DLS_StatueMonday, April 7
Official feast day of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and patron saint of teachers.
Founder’s Week Heritage Mass celebrated at CBHS at 9:00 a.m. Brothers, Administrative Cabinet, SGA Officers, Lasallian Fellows and students  are invited to CBHS for Mass. Bishop Terry Steib is the celebrant. Following the religious service, a continental breakfast will be served.
Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament at Mirimichi Golf Course at 1:00 p.m.
Founder’s Week Prayer  at lunch, Alfonso Dining Hall

Tuesday, April 8
• To further promote one of the pillars of the institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, our Student Life Department will sponsor a Clothing Drive through Catholic Charities in Memphis. The drive will begin on Tuesday and conclude on Wednesday evening.
Ignite CBU in Spain Auditorium
Prayer Service at 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9
Clothing Drive continues
• Our first Together For Mission Reception: Approximately 40 faculty and staff who are enrolled in or have graduated from a variety of Lasallian Studies such as the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, Lasallian Leadership Institute, or the International Lasallian university Leadership program and programs, workshops, etc. on campus or locally (hosted by the Brothers Community on campus).
Star of Faith formed on the Signaigo Field by Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students

Thursday, April 10
President’s Community Conversation at 12:30 p.m. (opening prayer: Brothers of Lambert Hall Community)
Dinner in Alfonso Dining Hall
Special Lasallian Treats

Friday, April 11
Redbirds Game 

Kudos

A Gulf South Conference-high four CBU basketball players have been named to the Academic All-GSC Team. The Bucs comprised half of the men’s Academic All-GSC Team. Senior guard Cory McArthy (3.59 GPA in Business Administration), junior guard Trey Casey (4.0 GPA in Business Administration), and sophomore forward Drew Hildreth (3.45 GPA in Business Administration) all earned spots on the Academic All-GSC Team.  Senior guard Erica Burgess (4.0 GPA in MAT) represents the Lady Bucs on the women’s Academic All-GSC team. CBU placed a total of 13 players on the GSC Winter Academic Honor Roll, with seven men’s players and six women’s players. CBU’s total of 13 is tied for the highest total for any full GSC member, as is the men’s total of seven members. To be nominated for the Academic All-GSC Team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and be starters or significant contributors to the team. The Academic Honor Roll comprises all players who carry at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and participate in at least one game, match or meet against outside competition.  View Full GSC All-Academic Release | View Full GSC Winter Academic Honor Roll Release |

Dr. Jeff Gross (Literature & Languages) delivered the keynote address at the 11th Annual English Graduate Student Conference at the University of Kentucky on March 28. His address, “Grad School Won’t Kill You: Reflections on the Transition from Ph.D. Program to Assistant Professor,” addressed trends in the humanities and deconstructed both the rhetoric and accuracy of sensationalized “Don’t go to Grad School” polemics.

Jessica Schneider (Biomedical Science ’14) has been accepted to the Church Health Center Scholar program and will start there on June 2.

Dr. Eric Welch (Dean of Engineering) was the recipient of the 2014 Featured Engineering Faculty Award for his excellence in teaching, outstanding leadership, and contributions to the university and community. Dr. Welch received the award at the 2014 Engineers Week Luncheon in February.

News at CBU

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smarrelli_tonywayneLASALLIANS IN MEXICO:
Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., CBU President, recently attended an historic meeting in Cuernavaca, Mexico of the presidents of 15 Mexican Lasallian universities with the presidents of the six U.S. Lasallian universities (pictured above) to work on collaborative initiatives, student and faculty exchanges, and research collaboratives. Dr. Smarrelli also met with Tony Wayne, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (left).

CBU IN THE NEWS: CBU MBA students were featured in the March 21 edition of the Memphis Business Journal. The article, entitled “CBU MBA students working with Start Co. companies.” covers students in Dr. Sarah Petschonek‘s Analytical Business Research class, who are divided into groups and paired with entrepreneurs affiliated with Start Co., the local entrepreneurship accelerator. Three companies from last year’s group — MentorMe, Screwpulp and Musistic — collaborated with students in 2013. Those three companies secured $700,000 in follow-on funding. The full article is available online.

CBU PACKAGING LAB EXPANDS TEST CAPABILITY: The CBU Packaging Lab has recently been certified by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) for six additional test protocols. This brings up the total number of certified test protocols for CBU lab to 13.  Currently ISTA has a total of 21 test protocols. CBU lab has been a certified commercial lab since 2009. It is well equipped and staffed by Larry Rutledge (former FedEx Packaging Lab Manager), Bob Moats (ISTA Certified Lab Technician), and Dr. Pong Malasri (ISTA Certified Lab Technologist). In addition, CBU has six ISTA student members. The lab has  also been an important part of packaging research at CBU. For a listing of certified test protocols for CBU lab, click here.

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NURSES PREPARE FOR HAITI:
CBU Nursing students are pictured above, packing for the program’s Spring Mission Trip to Haiti, April 5-12. Dr. Sue Trzynka and seven CBU BSN students will accompany a team from the West TN Haiti Partnership and spend the week working at the St.Vincent School and Orphanage and the Foyer Notre Dame, a home for indigent elderly operated by the Society of St. Margaret.

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LIVABLE CAMPUS: CBU and Rhodes College student groups presented their campus vibrancy and Memphis engagement projects and ideas at Saturday’s “Livable Campus, Livable City” session, a new component of the Livable Memphis organization’s annual neighborhood leaders Summit hosted this year at CBU by the Living Learning Communities. More than 40 students and professors heard presentations on the Sustainability Coalition and its Green Fee Fund initiative, a campus food survey petition, the Food Recovery Network concept, Rhodes College’s Community Garden and Farmers’ Market, the CBU Honors’ Program’s September of Service and Brothers’ Keepers, and B.A.M. – Becoming a Memphian. After the session, students and professors enjoyed a lunch to discuss their ideas further provided by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. More than 80 neighborhood activists from around the city participated in the broader Summit to learn more about Neighborsourcing, Tactical Urbanism, and the In Our Back Yard funding platform to support their efforts to make their neighborhoods even better places to live. Pictured above are Anna Birg (Biochemistry ’14), Sarah Longoria (Religion & Philosophy ’14), and Dr. Ben Jordan (History & Political Science, LLC).

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THANKS FROM TKE! Tau Kappa Epsilon would like to thank all of those who came out and supported their philanthropic efforts towards St. Jude at their annual Fish Fry/Teeter-Totter Weekend. They raised in upwards of $2,200 for the Memphis research hospital at this event alone. They would especially like to thank their partners, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and Aramark Campus Services for all of their wonderful support.