MLK Service Day

The students above were among the CBU community members who participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with Rhodes College on Saturday, January 12. Participants were inspired by a speech given by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and then dispersed to serve 13 Memphis agencies including Hope House, FedEx Family House, the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, and the Refugee Empowerment Program. Pictured are Daniel Niegelberg (General Studies ’14), John Tubbs (Chemistry, Religion & Philosophy ’13), Danielle Hobbs (Psychology, ’12), Larshay Watson (Creative Writing ’15), Bijou Coulibaly (Business Administration ’15), Nadia Earle (Biochemical Engineering ’14), and Trey McGinnis (Electrical & Computer Engineering ’16).


CBU Trivia Night

CBU Trivia Night, with our own quizmaster Brother Ignatius Brown and a theme of “TV Land Trivia,” will be held Friday, January 25 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the first question at 7:30 p.m. You can still register through Wednesday, January 23 for $15 per person; afterward, registration is $20 per person — CBU students can always register for $5 per person. Teams are comprised of six to eight people, and community tables will be available for individuals and walk-ins. For more information and to register online, visit All proceeds benefit the National Alumni Association Scholarship.


Kudos (January 21, 2013)

Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil & Environmental Engineering) provided a 1.5-Professional-Development-Hour (PDHs) seminar entitled “Stormwater Monitoring System Seminar” to City of Memphis engineers on January 11. At the seminar, Dr. Lin also reported on the results of the stormwater monitor system and stormwater quality on CBU’s soccer field in 2012, which is a part of grant that Dr. Lin received from the City of Memphis.



Instruction librarian Benjamin Head will be on your own turf, ready to answer your library and research-related questions. Look for him in the following places on these dates:

  • Buckman Hall: Tuesday, January 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Kenrick Hall: Wednesday, January 23, 11:00 a.m.-12 noon
  • Nolan Engineering Center: Thursday, January 24, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Cooper-Wilson Center: Monday, January 28, 11 a.m.-12 noon

Career Services Forum

Career Services 101: Jumpstart your Career in 2013,” a forum presented by Amy Ware, CBU’s new Director of Career Services, will be held on Tuesday, January 22 in Spain Auditorium, 1:00 -1:50 p.m.

  • Meet the new Career Services Director.
  • Learn about the services/resources available from Career Services.
  • Find out how to obtain a job and/or internship.
  • Practice your networking skills!
  • Refreshments will be provided!

Tax Assistance Program

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee will host two, free Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) events for Spanish-speaking taxpayers through its Immigration Services Department. Each event is co-sponsored by Christian Brothers University, The United Way of the Mid-South and parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis.

The first VITA event will be held on February 10 from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in the Hickory Hill area of southeast Memphis. The second event will be held on February 24 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Catholic Church of the Ascension in Raleigh.

Trained, volunteer tax preparers will be on site along with Spanish-to-English interpreters to assist in tax preparation. Potential taxpayers are encouraged to visit for a list materials that they will need to bring to have their taxes prepared and other information.

The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.