CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2014

The CBU Lasallian Fellows: Anna Birg, Madeline Faber, Julia Kueter, fellowship donors Robert Buckman and Joyce Mollerup, Rebekah Herrman and Phyo Aung.

The CBU Lasallian Fellows: Anna Birg, Madeline Faber, Julia Kueter, fellowship donors Robert Buckman and Joyce Mollerup, Rebekah Herrman and Phyo Aung

CBU has named Phyo Aung (Civil Engineering ’14), Anna Birg (Biochemistry ’14), Madeline Faber (English ’14), Rebekah Herrman (Mathematics & Physics ’14) and Julia Keuter (History ’14) as its 2014 Class of CBU Lasallian Fellows — the fifth anniversary class of this prestigious honor! The 2014 Fellows were introduced to the CBU Community at the Academic Convocation on September 5 and will be formally inducted in a special Fifth Anniversary Awards Dinner on September 10.

CBU Lasallian Fellowships are presented annually to five members of the senior class based upon the reflection of Lasallian values in their scholarship, leadership, and service. Each student was nominated by a member of the CBU faculty or staff because of her academic excellence, her commitment to social justice, the active nature of her faith, and her inspired approach to change-making.

Upon graduation, the Fellows will be awarded $5,000 as a means of perpetuating their work in the community. The Fellowships are made possible through the creative generosity of Joyce Mollerup and Robert Buckman.

Faculty Awards

Dr. Pascal Bedrossian (Mathematics & Computer Science) was honored with the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award at the CBU Academic Convocation on September 5. The award — the highest presented by the University to faculty or staff — annually honors a CBU educator, nominated by his/her peers, who exemplifies the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle in the 21st century. Recipients must have been a Lasallian educator for at least five years, be actively involved in fostering the mission of Lasallian education, exemplify in his/her life the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the Lasallian tradition. Dr. Bedrossian is pictured above (center) with President John Smarrelli and Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut, Director of Mission.

Other awards presented at the Convocation included:
Dr. Ted Clarke (Physics & Natural Science) was awarded the Dr. Marguerite Cooper School of Sciences Faculty Award.
Dr. John Varriano (Physics & Natural Science) was awarded the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.
Dr. Jeffrey Sable (Behavioral Sciences) was was awarded the Outstanding New Academic Advisor Award.

Endowed Faculty Chairs were awarded to:
 The Harry B. Solmson Chair Of Business Administration was awarded to Dr. James Allen (Management/Marketing/Economics).
 The Morrie A. & Lillian Moss Chair In Accounting was awarded to Dr. Jennifer Weske (Accounting).
 The Harold R. Krelstein Chair In Performing Arts & Communications was awarded to Jana Travis (Visual & Performing Arts).
 The Dr. John J. Shea Chair In Science & Mathematics was awarded to Dr. John Varriano (Physics & Natural Science).
 The Brother Bernard Lococo Presidential Chair was awarded to Dr. Scott Lawyer (Graduate Business Programs).
 The J. Everett Pidgeon Chair was awarded to Dr. Randel Price (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering).

September of Service Week 1: 101 SOSers!

Privet-clearing Poor Clares SOS super heroes

Privet-clearing Poor Clares SOS super heroes

What a feat! 101 members of the CBU community have served over 450 hours in the first week of September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds.

Last week we stuffed goody bags for the Church Health Center’s Rock For Love benefit, sorted food at the Mid-South Food Bank, cleared privet for the nuns at the Poor Clares Monastery, toted and organized at Habitat For Humanity’s ReStore, assisted runners at the Clergy Chase to benefit the Methodist Health Care Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and helped Shelby Farms Park create their Spooky Trails event.

This week we will serve at Jewish Nursing Home and Rehab, Ave Maria Home, Birthright, SRVS, Boys and Girls Club, Gestalt Community School, and Small Beginnings.

New for 2013: ROGUE SOSing!  This year we are adding a new dimension to SOS. If you can’t join us for one of our scheduled service projects, we welcome you to don your SOS shirt, serve your community (wherever you are in the world), and post your good deed (including a picture) to our Facebook page. Don’t have an SOS shirt? Make a sign! Don’t have a sign? SOS anyway!!!!

Like CBU’s September of Service on Facebook, follow SOS on Twitter and check out the website at www.cbusos.com.


Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical Engineering) co-edited a book entitled Chemical Process in Liquid and Solid Phases published by Apple Academic Press & CRC Press.  He is a member of CBU Packaging R&D Group and has published journal articles related to Healthcare Packaging Consortium R&D projects.

Six Bucs Named Preseason All-GSC: Gulf South Conference men’s soccer coaches picked the CBU Bucs to finish second in the GSC while naming six Bucs to the Preseason All-GSC Team. Goalkeeper Jaime Garcia (Business Administration ’15) is joined by defenders Nico Alvarez-Garcia (Physics ’14) and Ralph Velasco (Civil Engineering ’15) as well as defender Sean Rutter (Bristol, England/Filton College). Midfielder Michael Hollier (Business Administration ’14) and forward Jose Ferraz (Civil Engineering) complete the Bucs’ contingent on the Preseason All-GSC Team.

memphismostCBU was named a Favorite in The Commercial Appeal’s 2013 “Memphis Most” reader’s survey. The survey, in which readers vote for their favorites in numerous categories including Places, Faces, Dining, Nightlife, Home and garden, Health and Wellness, Shopping, and Services, included colleges and universities for the first time this year.

Graduation Meetings

Do you plan to graduate in December 2013, May 2014 or August 2014? 

Then you need to attend one of these important meetings! Critical information about graduation (cap and gown, degree audit process, etc.) will be provided by the Registrar’s Office. Career Services will be there as well to speak briefly about your completion-year job search.

 Tuesday, September 10 at 12:30 or 5:15 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
 Wednesday, September 11 at 12:00 or 5:15 p.m. in Spain Auditorium

Time Management Workshop

Time management is the key to starting the semester off on the right foot.  Learn how to prioritize, develop an individualized schedule, and brainstorm timesaving strategies by attending this workshop on Thursday, September 12 in Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Although this program will not give you more hours in the day, you will learn to manage your time and balance your academic, work, extracurricular and personal activities. Sodas will be provided and you’re welcome to bring your lunch.  Please RSVP to Tia Kofahl at tkofahl@cbu.edu if you’d like to attend.

Career Services Calendar

 September 9-12: Academic Internship Orientation Meetings for rising juniors & seniors interested in Spring 2014 academic internships, 30-minute meetings held at 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday/Thursday meetings are in Buckman 102; Tuesday meetings are in St. Joseph 10.
 September 10: Career Power Half Hour: Resume Writing, Montesi, 1:00–1:30 p.m.
 September 13: Resume Blitz walk-in resume critiques, Buckman 207, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 September 17: Mock Interview Day, sign-up for a mock interview time runs from September 1 to September 13, Buckman 207, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 September 18: First Impressions Series: Image Is Everything: Professional Business Etiquette, St. Jospeh 10, 6:00–7:00 p.m., arrive at 5:45 for dinner.
 September 19: Career Power Half Hour: Career Expo 101, Buckman 102, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

For more info, contact Career Services at (9012) 321-3330 or career@cbu.edu.

Library Fall Festival

InsideOutFlyer3MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Coming this October, Plough Library is launching its inaugural Inside-Out Fall Festival!

On October 9, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad, we’ll have food, music, games, and prizes. Meet your friendly library staff and learn more about the resources and services Plough Library has to offer.

Come. See. Conquer.

Rome, of course!
Are you majoring in Chemistry or Religion? Do you simply need a class to fulfill this requirement towards your degree? Are you ready to explore another country? If you answered “Yes” to ANY, or all, of these questions, then THIS TRIP IS FOR YOU.

Here are the basics you need to know (besides the clear fact that you need to go):

  • Dates: May 19-27, 2014
  • Classes Offered:  CHEM105: Chemistry of Cooking (Pending Gen-Ed; Honors or Non-Honors); RS 294: Special Topics: Honors Christian Spirituality (Pending Gen-Ed); RS 324: Honors Christian Spirituality

• The Chemistry of Cooking course, taught by Dr. Anthony Trimboli, takes an in-depth and hands-on approach to the chemical nature and transformations that occur during classic and modern cooking techniques. A study of basic chemical principles, the scientific method, experimental design, and method optimization will be employed to understand the effects of cooking processes on food. This course concludes with a study abroad trip (required) to Italy taking place immediately after spring commencement. The adventure begins with three days in Rome. Visit Trastevere, view the Pantheon, walk the Piazza Navona, and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. You will celebrate a Papal audience with Pope Francis, see the wonders of the Vatican, and experience the masterpieces of the Sistine Chapel. A day trip to the charming little towns of Assisi and Foligno will provide a respite from the bustling crowds in Rome. You will then continue your journey to Bologna where you will tour the historic city, experience cooking lessons, and sample fine authentic Italian cuisine.

• What does it mean to be “spiritual”? To be “religious”? What does it mean to be a follower of Christ? How are Christian beliefs put into practice? How do practices, and places, shape beliefs? The Honors Christian Spirituality courses, taught by Dr. Emily Holmes, examine the historical development and contemporary expression of Christian spirituality through four different ways of life: martyrdom, monasticism, mysticism, and pilgrimage. Primary texts from the history of Christianity will include martyrologies, the Rule of St. Benedict, the Memorial of Angela of Foligno, the works of Sts. Francis and Clare, and descriptions of medieval pilgrimage. The course will culminate with a (required) study abroad visit to Rome, Foligno, and Assisi. Experience the darkness of the catacombs, see the wonders of St. Peter’s Basilica, and appreciate the masterpieces of the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. Explore medieval streets and visit early Christian churches. Celebrate with Pope Francis, take a pilgrimage to the beautiful Umbrian towns of Assisi, home of St. Francis and Claire, and Foligno, home of Blessed Angela. Wrap up the week with optional visits to the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Villa Borghese, or the Roman Forum, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Rome.

Sounds pretty interesting, right?! All you need to do from here is complete and return the Travel Study Trip application form. If you have any further questions, contact Dr. Emily Forsdick at (901) 321-3461 or Ms. Shelby Roberts at (901) 321-3264 or studyabroad@cbu.edu.

Upcoming Events

CONSTITUTION DAY: CBU celebrates US Constitution Day with a brown-bag roundtable discussion, “Why We Need A Constitution,” on September 17, 12:30-1:30pm, in Kenrick 200. As the public and government officials debate policy and questions of war and peace, we ask how the Constitution is still relevant. Do we still need it, and if so why is it still important? Everyone is welcome! Questions about Constitution Day may be sent to Dr Karl Leib at kleib@cbu.edu.

trivia_tvALUMNI TRIVIA NIGHT: Alumni Trivia Night with Brother Ignatius is back! Join the Alumni Association on Friday, September 20 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the first question is fired off at 7:30 p.m. BYOB/BYOF (food and drink); free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available. Teams are comprised of 6-8 people. Community tables will be available for individuals and walk-ins. All members of first and second place teams will receive prizes. Pre-register your team on or before September 18 for $15 per person; after September 18, registration is $20 per person. CBU students can register for $5 per person. All proceeds benefit the National Alumni Association Scholarship. More info is available at the Online Registration Form.

• COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President for faculty and staff is Thursday, October 31 in the University Theater, 12:45-1:30 p.m. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss matters of relevance,  large and small, in an informal setting.

 PRIVATE EYES: The CBU Theatre production of Steven Dietz’ Private Eyes will be staged October 31-November 2 at 7:30 p.m. and November 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Private Eyes is a comedic roller-coaster ride between truths and lies, filled with surprises and misdirection. The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious relationship thriller about love and the power of deception. Click here for a synopsis. The cast includes Nic PicouChelsea SmithersAlani Lee DeniseKierra Turner and Cale BaskinSeating is limited and reservations must be made in order to guarantee seating.  Students, staff and faculty of CBU will receive an email link for reservations. Others may reserve seats by emailing the director at mhamner@cbu.edu. General admission is $ 5.00; CBU staff, faculty and students pay only $1.00.

Buccaneer Bulletin

MEN’S SOCCER (1-1, 0-0 GSC)
09/05: Bucs 0, Drury 3 (at Signaigo Field)
09/07: Bucs 4, Dallas Baptist 0  (at Signaigo Field)

WOMEN’S SOCCER (1-0-1, 0-0 GSC)
09/06: Lady Bucs 0, Union University 0 (at Jackson, TN; 5:00 p.m.)
09/08: Lady Bucs 3, Young Harris College 1 (at Signaigo Field; 11:00 a.m.)

09/06: Lady Bucs 0, Cameron 3 (at Arkadelphia, AR; 12:00 p.m.)
09/06: Lady Bucs 3, Southern Arkansas 1 (at Arkadelphia, AR; 2:00 p.m.)
09/07: Lady Bucs 1, Texas A&M-Commerce 3 (at Arkadelphia, AR; 9:00 a.m.)
09/07: Lady Bucs 3, Henderson State 0 (at Arkadelphia, AR; 3:00 p.m.)

09/13: University of West Florida (Signaigo Field; 7:30 p.m.)
09/15: University of West Alabama (Signaigo Field; 1:00 p.m.)

09/13: Lyon College (Batesville, AR; 2:00 p.m.)
09/15: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 1:00 p.m.)

09/13: Harding University (Florence, AL; 8:00 a.m.)
09/13: Missouri S & T (Florence, AL; 2:00 p.m.)
09/14: Rollins College (Florence, AL; 9:00 a.m.)
09/14: University of Missouri-St. Louis (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)