Upcoming Events

“LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE”: CBU will conclude its MLK observances on Thursday, January 30, at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium with the “Let’s Talk About Race” Panel Discussion. Talking about racial and ethnic diversity can be a divisive conversation, but it doesn’t have to be. A diverse panel of CBU students, led by facilitator Dr. Kelly James, Assistant Professor of Behavior Sciences, will talk about their lives and we will share insights and dispel some myths.

SATURDAY PROGRAMMING FROM STUDENT LIFE: Student Life is proud to announce the return of Saturday Programming for the Spring 2014 Semester!  Upcoming Saturday events include Memphis Grizzlies Game vs. Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, February 1 and  a performance of the Broadway hit Wicked at the Orpheum on Saturday, February 8. More info at tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

FARM TO TABLE CONFERENCE: CBU is proud to be the host for the 4th annual Mid-South Farm to Table Conference on February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at various locations across campus. Established in 2011, the conference is designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other local food stakeholders to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South. This year we welcome a number of farmers, policy advocates, and scholars from across the region to discuss topics including, but not limited to, urban homesteading, mushroom cultivation, faith-based food justice initiatives, and the role universities can play in building sustainable local food systems. This year’s keynote speakers are Nat Turner, founder of Our School at Blair Grocery in New Orleans; and Chef Miles McMath, Director of Culinary Operations at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More info on the speakers is available at midsouthfarmtotable.wordpress.com. Registration for the Farm to Table Conference is $25 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch, and evening reception. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/537671 to purchase tickets. Students can contact Sean MacInnes at smacinne@cbu.edu for a special rate.

DANCE YOUR HEART HEALTHY: The Greater Memphis Square & Round Dance Association is sponsoring a beginner square dance to benefit the American Heart Association on February 4 at the Cordova Community Center (1017 N. Sanga Rd.). Wear red for healthy hearts and dance your heart healthy! A $5 donation is requested. More info at memphissrd.com.

• ORIENTAL MONSOON PERFORMANCE: The Confucius Institute at the University of MemphisHanbanHangzhou Normal University (Hangzhou, China), the University of Memphis, and Christian Brothers University are proud to host “An Oriental Monsoon,” a performance of classic Chinese opera, instrumental music and dance, on Sunday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. The program is free and open to the public. This one of less than ten locations that the Hangzhou troupe will visit this year in the United States. For additional information, please call the Confucius Institute office at (901) 678-2595 or email riki.jackson@memphis.edu.

Friday, February 14


Saturday, February 15

  • Dedication of Nadicksbernd Field – 11:30 a.m
  • CBU Baseball doubleheader vs. Alderson-Broaddus, beginning at 12:00 p.m.
  • Women¹s Basketball vs. Lee University at ­ 2:00 p.m.
  • Men¹s  Basketball vs. Lee ­University at 4:00 p.m.
  • 2014 Homecoming Court
  • Fun music and giveaways during timeouts
  • Alumni Skybox Party during the basketball games with hot dog bar and beer
  • Reunion After Parties at various locations around town

• COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President for faculty and staff is Thursday, February 20 beginning with snacks at 12:30 p.m. in the University Theater. 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.

BALLET MEMPHIS “WORLD WONDERS”: Ballet Memphis will present “World Wonders” at Playhouse on the Square February 21-23, showtimes at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. “World Wonders” is a cultural fusion of some of the world’s most creative music, art and dance in four dazzling works from lauded young choreographers Matthew Neenan, Gabrielle Lamb and Rafael Ferreras — featuring performers from Hattiloo Theatre and the hottest local jookin’ talent. CBU faculty and staff can receive 20% off tickets to performances by calling the box office at (901) 737-7322 by February 7.