Homecoming 2013

homecomingcourt2013Congratulations to CBU’s 2013 Homecoming King and Queen (Mr. and Ms. CBU), Thaddeus Williams and Mary-Kate Cooke! Kudos also to the gentlemen of Kappa Sigma, the reigning Homecoming Champions for 2013!

Congratulations also to the CBU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 who were inducted Friday night at Alfonso Dining Hall.  Basketball players Jana Jones, Jim Killeen, and Patricia Plunk; baseball players Larry Barton and Tom Turner; and soccer coach Richard Bute comprise the Class of 2013. GO BUCS!


And (last but not least) kudos to the Bucs and Lady Bucs for leading CBU to victory in both Homecoming Games!



  • Pictured are students from the CBU chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants Accounting Club at the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) workshop for for Spanish-speaking taxpayers held at the Church of the Resurrection on February 10. Clockwise from top left are John Wigley (Accounting ’91), Francis Ginski, Jenna Schletty (Business Administration ’15), Ivan de Souza (Accounting ’13) and Catherine DelBove (Accounting ’13).

Raquel Stevens (Chemical Engineering ’12) of Experitec, Inc. was an invited guest speaker for CHE 426 Process Design II class on February 15.  Her topic was “Control Valve Assemblies and Their Selection.”


  • Mandy Wang (Accounting ’15), Jonathan Holliday (Business ’15) and Catherine DelBove (Accounting ’13) were awarded accounting scholarships by the Memphis chapter of the American Institute of CPAs at a luncheon February 12. Catherine DelBove also received  the 2012 Paul L. Royston Tennessee Society of CPAs state scholarship and the Memphis Chapter scholarship for the outstanding college student.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, CBU’s TN Theta chapter of Alpha Chi has received the Star Chapter Award from the national organization. Alpha Chi is a coeducational, interdisciplinary honor society comprised of the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors. In addition to individual academic standards, Alpha Chi members must meet group requirements to be recognized as a Star Chapter. Among the requirements for becoming a Star Chapter, groups must send at least one sponsor and one student member to the annual regional/national convention and at least one of those students must present during the event. The Award will be officially presented at the convention in Nashville in April.

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 www.cbu.edu/kroc.

Black History Month: This Week

  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19: Soul Food Day and Art Exhibit: Come celebrate heritage and art as members of the CBU Community and the Memphis area display some of their artistic pieces celebrating the past, living in the present, and embracing the future. Afterwards, come enjoy some delectable soul food. Aramark Food Service will put together a spread you won’t soon forget in Alfonso Dining Hall, starting at 11:00 a.m.
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20: Journey of Negro Spirituals: A history of Negro spirituals will be presented by Elaine L. Turner, owner of Heritage Tours and Slave Haven Museum, in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. Special musical selections will be performed by Karen Conway-Barnett (Dean of Students), Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology) and CBU students.
  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23: The Burkle Estate: Tour of the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, 12:00-1:00 p.m. The white clapboard house built in 1849 by Jacob Burkle 825 N. Second Street is rumored to have served as a way station on the Underground Railroad for runaway slaves. A tour of the house includes a visit to a small cellar where slaves waited to escape. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and $6 for kids (4-17) and can be purchased at the museum. Free tickets and carpooling is available on a limited basis and can be reserved by emailing kconway@cbu.edu.
  • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24: Sunday Worship Service at First Baptist  Church, Broad (2835 Broad Avenue, 10:00 a.m.) Pastor Keith Norman, Senior Pastor and Recipient of CBU Dozier Award, will deliver the sermon and preside over the service. Dinner will be served for the CBU community at the church immediately after the service. Go to this link to RSVP for dinner and/or carpooling.

Career Expo Boot Camp

bootcampTo help you prepare for next week’s big Career Expo, CBU Career Services presents a Career Expo Boot Camp on Thursday, February 21 in Buckman Hall 112 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Get basic training on professional dress
  • Learn to navigate the obstacle course of questions you should be prepared to ask and answer
  • Go through boot camp on how to research companies prior to the expo
  • Earn your stripes by following up appropriately and sending thank-you cards
  • Put yourself at ease, knowing you’re fully prepared for the Career & Internship Expo on February 26.

Make plans to be there! And that’s an order!

MAESC Call for Papers

The School of Engineering at the University of Mississippi will host the 2013 Mid-South Annual Engineering and Sciences Conference (MAESC) in Oxford, MS, on September 12-13, 2013.  Call for Papers can be found at www.maesc.org.  MAESC was first hosted by CBU in 1999.  Since then most conferences have been held on the CBU campus in May.  Proceedings of past conferences can be found at the conference website above.

FBI Revealed!

fbi_revealedEver wonder what the FBI is really like? What do FBI agents and other employees really do? What are the career options in the FBI? Find out Tuesday, February 26, at 6:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

Co-sponsored by the CBU Honors Program, the Department of Behavioral Sciences, and CBU Career Services.

CBU “Last Lecture”

Save the Date! The 6th Annual CBU “Last Lecture” will be presented by Dr. Max Maloney on April 23 at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for this extraordinary event during which Dr. Max Maloney will give his hypothetical “Last Lecture.” If you like big words, tall professors, and yummy food for thought, this is your lucky day! Last Lectures usually include the professor’s reflections on their academic career, advice for better living, and even a few laughs. Let’s see what Dr. Maloney comes up with. Light refreshments will be served prior to the talk. Based on past Last Lectures, this is a not-to-be-missed event!