Student News: Literary Winners, St. Jude Volunteers, & Graduate School Bound

cathedralDestiny Bell (Psychology ’18) was recently accepted into Kansas State University’s Psychological Sciences department for an Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program in Cognitive Psychology with full funding through a teaching assistantship. She was also awarded KSU’s Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarship, which is an award that gives a potential candidate a competitive offer. Incoming students are nominated for the award and then a committee makes the final choice. Destiny will be conducting research regarding memory, specifically working with her advisor, Dr. Heather Bailey, on various grant projects.

Alison AllensworthLasaillian Fellow, Alison Allensworth (Psychology ’18) was recently featured in St. Jude’s Volunteer SpotlightIn 2013, Alison began at St. Jude through the Volunteen program, a competitive summer program for high school students that only accepts 30 applicants. She currently volunteers to operate The Happy Cart, which provides patients and siblings with toys, games and activities, as well as amenities for caregivers.

PinesAnna Arnold (Visual Art ’18), recently showcased her work in the BFA exhibition “Into the Pines,” featuring artifacts from her now graphic novel, Cryptic, Episode 1: A Devil in Jersey.

Linzie Mullins (MAT-Administrative Licensure, ‘18) had an essay entitled “Why and How Leadership is Important in Developing Music Teachers” published in Tennessee Musician, the official publication of the Tennessee Music Education Association.

The results of the 2018 Southern Literary Festival are in!
Mirissa Anderson won second place for her poem, “Remembrance in the Form of Recipes,” which she wrote as part of her senior thesis project last fall. The judge was poet Allison Joseph.

Khadijah Green won first place for her one-act play, “The Petition,” which she wrote in her playwriting class with Kristian O’Hare (kudos to you, Kristian for encouraging her to write, edit, and submit it). The judge was Chicago playwright, Evan Linder.


STARS (Student Tackling Autism Related Syndromes) was featured in a March 29 report on Local Memphis 24. Kim Jameson, STARS director, was interviewed along with volunteer Nikole Agront-Rodriguez and participant Gabrielle Cummings-Allen. Click on the video above for the full report.

Psi ChiCongratulations to the 20 new members of the CBU Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, inducted Sunday, April 8. New members (pictured) are Stephanie AllenAlexandra DoaneTamarra GreeneEric JohnsonRachel JoynerEmma LairdCassady MayTyler McNeelyKesley MorrissonTonie Ray-WilliamsGenaveve SchoenHadley Thomas, and Alexis Williams-Wilson — as well as (not pictured) Claudia Andrade SanchezJosey ChumneyJennifer DavidsonMackenzie JonesKrystal LugoAlexis Wade, and Katelyn Wilson. Pictured also are Psi Chi officers Brianna BergAndrea HardawayMadeline LunsfordSummer Rudd, and Selena Wood, and chapter advisor Dr. Maureen O’Brien.

Castings is the literary journal that publishes the poetry, prose, fine art, and photography of CBU students. It’s an opportunity for students to showcase their talent and represent the creativity within the CBU community. Submissions are entered into a contest where the winning students in each category will win a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place monetary prize.

The editors thank all of those who have submitted your works to Castings this year and are very happy to announce the 2018 winners:

Khadijah Green1st Place; Mirissa Anderson2nd Place; LeKe’la Jones3rd Place
Khadijah Green1st Place; Alexander Garry2nd Place; Jarvis Sumlin3rd Place
India Roby1st Place; Emma Laird2nd Place; Anna Arnold3rd Place
Yajaira Andrade1st Place; Eric McInnis2nd Place; Gabriela Morales-Medina3rd Place