Upcoming Events 3/14

On March 18, Mackel Harris from Life University in Marietta, Georgia, will be at CBU speaking in AH 155. Please make plans to attend and spread word. CBU has had several students attend Life University.

Judging Middle School Projects at the 2013 Memphis-Shelby County Science and Engineering Fair.

Judging Middle School Projects at the 2013 Memphis-Shelby County Science and Engineering Fair.

On March 24 & 25  the Memphis Shelby County Science & Engineering Fair will be held at CBU.  Judging will be from noon until 2 PM on March 25. If you are interested in judging, please contact Dr. Dennis Merat at dmerat@cbu.edu.

On March 29 the Forty Fifth Annual Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Twenty Ninth Annual Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will be held at CBU.  For information, contact Dr. Merat at dmerat@cbu.edu .

April:  CBU is planning several events to celebrate Math Awareness Month this April.  The national theme is Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery.  A signature event will be its first Mathematical Scavenger Hunt at the Memphis Zoo.  It is currently scheduled for the afternoon of April 1st.  Alumni are welcome to join in the fun.  We expect the weather to be warmer in April!  E-mail cgrilli@cbu.edu for information.

Students at the "Old Age & Deceit versus Youth and Vitality" Volleyball game last year.

Students at the “Old Age & Deceit versus Youth and Vitality” Volleyball game last year.

Upcoming events to look forward to are Tri Beta’s tours of St. Jude, UTHSC and the Church Health Center in March and April, as well as the annual Faculty/Student Volleyball game (Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit). Last year Tri Beta raised ~$700  for the Church Health Center.  Due to superior skills, the young and vital students reigned victorious over the deceitful faculty who had won for three years in a row under questionable circumstances (or so say the students). This year on April 3rd there will be a re-match to see if the faculty will regain their title or if the students really have surpassed their mentors.

Saturday, April 5:  CBU will host the annual Western Collegiate Division of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences meeting. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 21st.  If you have any questions concerning the meeting, contact Ms. Lynda Miller (lmiller@cbu.edu) or Dr. James Moore (jmoore25@cbu.edu).  This year we have yet another wonderful keynote speaker scheduled. Dr. Diana Outlaw (Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University) will be discussing her work on the evolution of malaria parasites. The title of Dr. Outlaw’s presentation will be “Evolution and Diversification in Malaria Parasites”. To see more of Dr. Outlaw’s work visit her website  http://dco29.biology.msstate.edu/The_Outlaw_Lab.html

May 1:  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, Associate Professor of 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!