Super Bowl at the LLC

Thanks to Nichole Davis for these photos from the Super Bowl Party held in the Living Learning Center last night! The party was sponsored by Student Life and the Catholic Student Association.


  • Dr, Reginald Peyton (Management/Marketing/Economics) has been elected Secretary of the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South. The BBB of the Mid-South serves 28 counties in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas and has 3,400 BBB Accredited Business members. Dr. Peyton is also president of the Peyton Company Realtors.
  • A portion of the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium Pallet Study entitled “Effect of Water Content on Compressive Strength and Impact Properties of New Softwood Pallets” appears in Vol. 1, No. 1 of the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology, which is a new open-access peer-reviewed journal. The article was authored by Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging), Dr. James Aflaki (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical/Biochemical Engineering), Bob Moats (School of Engineering), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering & Packaging Minor); Phyo Thoon Aung (Civil Engineering & Packaging Minor), Katie Godwin (Civil Engineering ’12), Wei Siow (Chemical Engineering & Packaging Minor), Rhett Jordan (Chemical Engineering & Packaging Minor), James Laney (Civil Engineering & Packaging Minor), Nathan Sampson (Engineering Management Packaging Concentration), Luis Garcia (Engineering Management Packaging Concentration), and Ryne Stevens (Engineering Management Packaging Concentration). The pallet study is sponsored by FedEx with specimens provided by The Pallet Factory, Inc. The article can be downloaded at the journal website at
  • The Office of Student Life in conjunction with the National Panhellenic Council welcomed 52 new members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community to an interactive workshop focused on fraternal unity, leadership development and responsible behaviors on February 3 (photo below). Guest speakers included CBU alums Auta Boykins, Lisa Williams and Ian Strelsin. Additionally, Jonathan Campbell, Leadership Programs Advisor at the University of Memphis, and Chuck Thomas AT&T Regional Director for External and Internal Legislative Affairs, facilitated sessions for the new members.

CBU in DC: The Experience of a Lifetime


Among those attending President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration on January 14 were Mary Catherine Hogan (Special Education ’13) and Tavares Mondrell Floyd (History & Political Science ’13). Their actual arrival in Washington D.C. culminated weeks of planning.

Persevering for weeks, Tavares secured two tickets to the Inauguration from Congressman Stephen Fincher, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Tennessee. Next, came two tickets to the Tennessee State Society Inaugural Ball secured through Courtney Hubbard, president of the Society. Tavares and Mary Catherine agreed to live-tweet their experience so that the rest of the CBU community could follow them along their adventure. They began tweeting days before they left the Memphis International Airport and excitement built within the CBU community. So after weeks of pursuing a dream to attend the President’s Inauguration, two very excited students were bound for D.C.

Calling this a phenomenal experience, Tavares and Mary Catherine travelled to Washington where they were provided housing at St. Paul’s College courtesy of the Christian Brothers, who also made sure that they had accurate directions to navigate the city. Finally, Inaugural Day arrived which they described as emotional and just a warm feeling despite the frigid weather. They were struck by the President’s optimism for the country in his speech and were inspired to continue living the CBU values of faith, service and community.

Arriving back on campus, Mary Catherine and Tavares agreed to further share their experiences via video. In this video, they tell us a bit more about the trip of a lifetime! To see highlights of their live-tweets, take a look at:

First Flock to the Kroc!


Come out on Tuesday, February 19 and meet Bucky and R. J. Kroc at Signaigo Field! The race will begin with the ringing of the CBU Bell Tower at 12:30 p.m. as CBU students, faculty and staff race through the balloon arch to begin the 1k run/walk. Bucky and R. J. Kroc will lead us down East Parkway and across Central Avenue.

The race ends at the new facility where a reception will be held. Student Life and the Kroc Center staff will be on hand to provide tours of the facility and assist with membership cards for those of you wanting to join the Center.  At 1:30 p.m., a historical photo will occur in the Kroc Center gym where the winner of the race will be announced.

Competition will be fierce as CBU sororities and fraternities are vying to see who can recruit the most participants and win the free class being offered by the Kroc Center.

So put on your walking/running shoes and be part of this historical event! Like CBU on Facebook to follow along as Bucky trains for the race.

Registered full-time undergraduate days students can receive a Kroc Membership Card at no extra cost; it’s covered by your CBU student activity fee! All other registered undergraduate/graduate students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive a discount of $10.00 per month when you join, making your rate $20.00 per month. Please note that this discount does not apply to family memberships or Charter Membership. 

Questions about the “Flock to the Kroc” event? Contact Student Life at (901) 321-3531. For additional details on membership at the Kroc Center, go to

New School of Arts Blog

Dault-at-KWAMThe School of Arts has a new blog, the content of which will also be featured in the School’s newsletter. The submission process has been formalized and they are now accepting more editorial styled material, and are particularly looking for student voices. Every week the blog will highlight a new article. This week, Dr. David Dault writes about the germination of his radio show Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and FaithForthcoming articles include, Hannah Nelson’s take on the student art show at Gallery 56, and Brother Moses Abunya‘s comparison of life in the States with life in Africa. When you visit the blog, you can also link to the SOA on Facebook, register for the newsletter, then read the submission guidelines and send in your work!


Charge It Up


Have you ever noticed that thing next to the Living Learning Center that sort of looks like a gas pump and wondered what it actually is? Well, Kelly Jeu (Biomedical Science ’12) knows exactly what it is — it’s an electric vehicle (EV) charging station that’s a perfect solution for her Nissan Leaf. “I’ve had my EV for over a year, but this is the first time I’ve used a public charger. So exciting!” Kelly told CBU Sustainability’s Facebook page last week. We’re going to try to save that parking space for you, Kelly — and for others of you out there with electric vehicles.

Film on St. Augustine at CBU


Campus Ministry will host a screening of the movie Restless Heart on Sunday, February 24 in the University Theater at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free with a CBU ID card and $10 for the general public. Filmed in Europe, Restless Heart is the first full-length feature movie on St. Augustine, one of the Catholic Church’s most beloved and well-known Saints. Its message is as timely today as it was only a few generations after Jesus walked on Earth. It is the story of one who pursues fame and fortune without a moral compass – and the changes that occur when events lead him to see the light. It also chronicles the collapse of the Roman world and how Augustine laid the intellectual foundations of what became Europe. The screening is sponsored by St. Louis Church, St. Augustine Church and St. Ann Church-Bartlett.

CBU Library Awarded Muslim Collection

Memphis Public Library and Information Center along with CBU’s Plough Library and University of Memphis Libraries announced that all three institutions will be awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books, films, and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, based on the advice of scholars, librarians, and other public programming experts, the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is intended to address both the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.

In addition to resources, a year-long joint programming initiative is planned by all three libraries.  The libraries will engage with representative organizations from the Muslim community in Memphis and other community organizations to show films, present lectures and organize a community read around the theme of “Bridging Cultures.” A screening of Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World will be hosted by the University of Memphis on Thursday, March 7. CBU has also designated March as Multi-Cultural Month and will host a screening of Prince Among Slaves on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 in Spain Auditorium. The film is the story of Abdul-Rahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, a prince from West Africa who was made a slave in the United States and freed 40 years later. A discussion will immediately follow the film.

Spring 2013 Career & Internship Expo


CBU Career Services will present the  Spring 2013 Career & Internship Expo on February 26 in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More than two dozen employers are expected to attend, seeking to fill full-time, part-time, internship and co-op positions across many different academic majors and functional areas.

Companies scheduled to attend as of February 8 include:  ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, AmeriCorps Program at the Exchange Club Family Center, Church Health Center, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, EdR, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gestalt Community Schools, International Children’s Heart Foundation, Memphis Light, Gas & Water, Mueller Industries, Northwestern Mutual, Prudential Collins-Maury Realtors, Regions Bank, Service Master, SRVS, The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence, University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Make plans now to attend! 

  • Dress professionally (an interview suit)
  • Bring plenty of resumes
  • Prepare to ask questions about the company
  • Prepare to answer questions about yourself

Have questions about how to better prepare for the event?  Stop by Career Services (Thomas Center, Lower Level), or contact the office at (901) 321-3330 or

Buc Scoreboard


  • 02/02: Bucs 57, Delta State University 46 (at Canale Arena)


  • 02/02: Lady Bucs 45Delta State University 54 (at Canale Arena)