Student Organizations In Action

History ClubMembers of Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honorary History Society, traveled to The Memphis Civil Rights Museum this semester on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Those who attended were impressed with the expanded museum and the up-dated displays.

Following that, in February, they then visited the Brooks Museum of Art to view the exhibit “Wonder, Whimsy, Wild: Folk Art in America.” Members of Phi Alpha Theta and the History Club frequently make trips to various historical and cultural sites in the Memphis area. Next semester, the History Club will sponsor a trip to Shiloh National Battlefield.

Psi ChiCongratulations to the following students who, on Sunday, April 3, were inducted as the 31st class of the CBU Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology:

Keyara Baltimore, Destiny Bell, Brianna Berg, Rachel Black, Alexis Blum, Jasmine Clinton, LeTicia Eldred, Emily Ervin, Alma Godoy, Andréa Hardaway, Blaire Jefferson, Garrett Mitchell, Dayana Parada, Caitlin Revers, Summer Rudd, Florence Tamari, Lekeysha Washington, and Lauren Woog.

 

BSA1The Black Student Association “Know Your Rights” panelists provided tips and information regarding citizens’ rights in their encounters with police. The panelists also discussed a wide range of issues in response to questions prepared by student leaders from the Student Government Association and the Black Student Association, including: community policing, racial profiling, gun violence and gun control, education and training for law enforcement officers, the relationship between lack of care for the mentally ill and crime rates, and ideas for improving police-community relations. The forum was well-attended with a lively discussion that included participants from across the CBU community, the broader Memphis community, and students from Lemoyne Own College and University of Memphis also in attendance.

 

Members of the CBU Writing Center attended the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Columbus, Georgia, February 18-20. The attendants included Dr. Clayann Gilliam Panetta, Abbie Stovall, Megan Murphy, and Mary Clark.The conference focused on the role Writing Centers play on school campuses in encouraging inclusivity in their programs. The attendants gave a presentation regarding CBU’s commitment to its international student population and its attempt to encourage success in this population, as well as the rest of CBU’s student body.