Dedication of “The Nate”

Carol Nadickbernd is joined by the Nadicksbernd family and Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. to cut the ribbon on the newly christened Joe Nadicksbernd Field at CBU, named in honor and memory of CBU’s beloved athletic director. The dedication was held as part of Homecoming Week on February 15.  A video of the full dedication ceremony is available at this link>>>

This Week at CBU

FORUM ON BULLYING:  ”It’s More Than Jus’ Playin,’” a forum on bullying, will be held on Tuesday, February 18, in Spain Auditorium, 1:00-1:50 p.m. The forum will include an overall introduction to the culture of bullying and the variety of forms it can take, as well as the legal aspects of bullying. The forum will be presented by Dr. Kelli Hefner, Dean of Academic Services and Officer Deana Sanford, Campus Police & Safety. The CBU campus is invited to attend.

FAFSA WORKSHOPS: The CBU Financial Assistance Office is offering on-site professional assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) during the next three months. Students and families will be able to talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply, along with getting information regarding state-wide student services, and more!  Following are the scheduled dates for the FAFSA workshops that will take place in Computer Lab 218 of Buckman Hall from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Individuals can email or call (901) 321-3305 to sign up. Space is limited to 25 computers per session. This week’s sessions are February 18 and February 20. More info >>>

YOGA CLASSES: The Student Government Association is sponsoring a beginner’s yoga class every other Wednesday night beginning February 19 in Sabbatini Lounge, 6:00 -7:00 p.m. A $1 fee is suggested — the money goes directly to the instructor. This event is only open to CBU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their immediate families. Instructor Meredith Melvin is a native Memphian who is pursuing a deepening of her longtime relationship with yoga and recently earned her instructor certification through Delta Groove Yoga in Overton Square. Her love of yoga is inspired by its ability to create a peaceful state of being while broadening one’s awareness of life. Upcoming classes will be March 5 and 19, April 2 and 16.

RIGHT IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD: The Black Student Association will sponsor an address by Ms. Rita Harris of the Sierra Club of Memphis on Thursday, February 20 in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. Ms. Harris’ address, “Right in Your Own Backyard,” will explain how pollution sources such as factories, landfills, power plants and other similar facilities are disproportionately located in low-income and people-of-color neighborhoods and affect health and quality of life for all of us.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES! Lindenwood Troop 10068 will have a Girl Scout Cookie Booth on campus on Thursdays February 20 and 27 during dinner (4:30-7:00 p.m.) outside Alfonso Dining Hall. There will be Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, Trefoils, Thank You Berry Munch, and Dulce de Leche. All boxes are $3.50, and only cash will be accepted. If you have any questions please email Reggie Raney at

NAACP MOVIE NIGHT:  The Student Chapter of the NAACP will host a movie and discussion on February 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the LLC classroom. Enjoy a movie that promotes the mingling of cultures by watching one that is actually about the racial division on a college level.  PS… There will be snacks!

barnard“VISIONS OF NATURE” EXHIBIT OPENING: A photographic exhibit by Rick Barnard entitled “Visions of Nature” will open with a reception on Friday, February 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library. Barnard has been a landscape and nature photographer for seven years, and his photographic prints have been displayed in dozens of exhibits in the Mid-South and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. In April 2013, the Germantown Performing Arts Centre presented an exhibit of his work comprised of 40 prints. In November 2013, selections from Barnard’s portrait, flower, and bird portfolios were on exhibit at the Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch Jr. Library. In December 2012, Barnard was also named “Photographer of the Year” by the Memphis Camera Club. The exhibiton will be on display through April 3.

CasinoNight2CASINO NIGHT: Student Life and TKE are sponsoring Casino Night at CBU on February 21 in Alfonso Dining Hall at 8:00 p.m.
FREE to participate for all students
• Games of RouletteBlackjackCraps and Hold ‘Em Style Poker
• Raffles to win awesome prizes, including a Kindle FireFitBit and gift cards!
• A variety of refreshments will be available
Formal attire is encouraged!

THE RETREAT: Do you need to unplug? Get away for campus for the weekend? Or are you looking for a fun and renewing spiritual gathering? Campus Ministry invites you to attend The Retreat for a weekend where you can relax — there is no expectation, just connection. February 21-22 at St. Columba Retreat Center. Register to attend at Cost is $75 per person, but please don’t let cost deter you— some scholarships are available! If you have questions, please see Margretta Dobbs or any of the Campus Ministers, or contact

OH, JEREMIAH CONCERT: Oh, Jeremiah will be on campus this Saturday, February 22 for a special CBU concert at Signaigo Field, starting at 6:00 p.m.


Fourteen new members of the CBU faculty and staff completed Initial Lasallian Formation on February 14. Pictured above at the completion awards reception are (l-r) Kristen Crone (MAT, Lasallian Volunteer), Br. Dominic Ehrmantraut (Director of Mission), Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Science), Dr. Mary Leigh Pittenger (Religion & Philosophy), Charles Michael Parry (Adult Professional Studies), Tamara Manes (Business Office), Zachary Knight (Student Life), and Br. Tom Sullivan (Campus  Ministry). Not pictured are Juan Caballero (Literature & Languages), Tiffany Calhoun (Advancement), Dawn Carpenter (Registrar’s Office), Timothy Doyle (Student Life), Dr. Raena King (Mathematics), John Lewis (Financial Assistance), Chandra Murphy (Behavioral Science), and Paige Wright (Athletics/Softball).

Juste Augustinaite (Natural Science ’14) has been accepted into the Accelerated BSN program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) for this fall.

Jessica Green (Biochemistry ’13) was selected to participate in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) annual “So You Want To Be A Coach” program. Each member will participate in the three-day workshop held April 4-6 in conjunction with the WBCA National Convention in Nashville. Jessica is assistant women’s basketball coach at Mid South Community College.

Dr. Eric Welch
(Dean of Engineering) attended a workshop for the Consortium of Universities for Sustainable Power (CUSP) at the University of Minnesota. The purpose of the consortium is to create a community of teaching/learning scholars whose mission is to provide a first-rate education in the field of Electric Energy Systems with an emphasis on sustainability. The workshop’s goal was to plan, select, and upload the content of 13 graduate courses and make them available online to graduate students at various universities. The workshop was funded by the ONR and NSF. (Dr. Welch is very carefully hidden in the photo above.)

As part of the National Engineers Week Celebration each year, the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers hosts a regional MATHCOUNTS competition for 7th and 8th graders. This year it was held at the University of Memphis on February 15  Several CBU students and faculty were volunteers at the event: Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering); Shesha Shah (Chemistry/Math), Shilpa Appurubugatha (Electrical Engineering), Phyo Aung (Civil Engineering), David Guerrero (Civil Engineering), Gaby Gomez-Pedro (Mechanical Engineering), Nadia Earle (Chemical Engineering), Alvin Siow (Chemical Engineering), Dr. Andrew Assadollahi (Civil Engineering), and Dr. Pong Malasri (Civil Engineering).  Mallory Harvey served as Student Volunteer Coordinator for the event.

2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Announced

HoFlogoThe CBU Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2014. This year’s class features eight inductees, and two teams will be recognized with the inaugural Team of Distinction award. The class will be inducted at the Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday night, April 12, at 6:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $40 each, and a table of eight is $320.

The Class of 2014 includes Mike Bennett (Baseball 1984-87), Kenneth Blake (Basketball 1993-97), Wayne Clayborne (Basketball 1956-61), Missy Gregg (Soccer 2001-02), Dave Loos (Baseball Coach 1971-74, Basketball Coach 1982-86), Andres Martinez Gonzalez (Baseball and Soccer 1987-89), Margaret Saurin (Soccer 2001-02), and Inez Scruggs (Scorekeeper). More info on the inductees >>>

In addition to the eight inductees, CBU will recognize its first two Teams of Distinction. The 2001 women’s soccer team went 22-1 and reached the national championship game before losing to UC San Diego. The 2002 Lady Buc soccer team went 25-1 and won the only national championship in CBU history. Members of both teams have been invited to the Hall of Fame Banquet, where they will be recognized.

For more information on the banquet, please contact Donna Crone at (901) 321-3478 An online registration form will be available soon. Until it is ready, those interested in attending may complete the printable registration form.

Career Services Calendar

• Tuesday, February 18: Spring 2014 Career & Internship Expo — More than two dozen employers are expected to attend, seeking students and alumni for full-time, part-time, internship & co-op positions. Make plans to be there! Canale Arena, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, February 20: Pizza & Professionals (Lipscomb Pitts); Buckman Hall 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

• Monday, February 24: Academic Internship Program Information Sessions:
Buckman 102, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (Sophomores & Juniors: Attend one 30-minute session beginning at 12:30, 1:00 or 1:30)
• Tuesday, February 25: Academic Internship Program Information Sessions: Buckman 102, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (Sophomores & Juniors: Attend one 30-minute session beginning at 12:30, 1:00 or 1:30)
• Wednesday, February 26: Academic Internship Program Information Sessions:
Buckman 102, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (Sophomores & Juniors: Attend one 30-minute session beginning at 12:30, 1:00 or 1:30)
• Thursday, February 27: Academic Internship Program Information Sessions:
Buckman 102, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (Sophomores & Juniors: Attend one 30-minute session beginning at 12:30, 1:00 or 1:30)
• Thursday, February 27: Slam Dunk Networking: Canale Arena Skybox, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.This is your chance to hone your networking skills!  Come enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvers during the evenings CBU basketball games vs. West Florida, and practice your “networking” skills with CBU alumni and recruiters. (Limited to 35 students – RSVP through your CBU CareerLinX Account)

Student Life & Recreation News

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL RANKINGS WITH ADVANCED STATS: Check out your favorite Intramural Basketball team’s ranking with this week’s advanced statistics online now at

MEMPHIS ZOO TRIP: Sign up now to join Student Life on a visit to the Zoo, Saturday, March 1. First 40 signs ups will receive a free admission ticket. Registration at


In Memoriam

Nathan Pera, a Chemistry graduate from the Class of 1961 and longtime friend of CBU, passed away on February 11. He was also a graduate of CBHS and a member and past president of the CBHS Hall of Fame, as well as a charter member of the CBU Presidents Club. Please keep the Pera family in your thoughts and prayers. Visitation will be held Monday, February 17 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Riverside Chapel from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m., with services and burial immediately following. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be sent to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at

“Sustain a Book” Art Contest

It’s a sad fact that old books sometimes fall apart or outlive their usefulness. We can recycle them, but why not be creative and make something entirely new?

Plough Library is now accepting entries for Sustain a Book, a repurposed paper art contest open to CBU students, faculty, and staff. Use an old book of your own, or take one from the Free Books shelf in the library foyer. Please try to use only books in poor condition. The goal of this contest is to give worn or cast-off pages new life.

See the Library’s Pinterest page for project ideas and inspiration.

Entries are due at the Plough Library Reference Desk by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14. Winners will be announced during CBU’s Earth Week festivities.


  1. You may use more than one book, along with any other type of printed paper (newspaper, magazines).
  2. You may use other materials, as long as a book is part of the finished piece.
  3. Try to keep the finished piece under two feet square in dimension.

Questions? Contact Deborah Babb at

Student Phonathon Callers Wanted

Looking to make a little extra cash? Enjoy talking on the phone? Apply for a job with the CBU Advancement Office as a caller for their Phonathon! It’s a great resume builder, it develops your communication skills, and you’ll work flexible evening and weekend shifts in a friendly environment.

Following specialized training on automated calling software, you’ll be contacting CBU alumni and friends to ask for their support and financial commitment. You will also verify and obtain new and existing contact information. Shifts are available March 22 – April 9 (Monday-Friday 5:45-9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m., and  Sunday 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m.)

If you’re outgoing and hard-working, have excellent communication skills, and can handle personal information with confidentiality, apply today at using the entry code CBU14S! Please contact with any questions. Call Center experience is NOT required.

News from the Registrar

Spring 2014 (2nd 8-week Term only)
• February 10: Registration reopens
Summer 2014 Registration
• Currently open
Fall 2014 Registration Opening Dates:
• March 24: Adult Professional Studies & Graduate
• April 7: Day Seniors and Juniors
• April 9: Day Sophomores
• April 11: Day Freshmen

ONLINE COURSE EVALUATIONS NOW OPEN for first 8-week term— click here>>>

Take Action: Say No to Scholarship Cuts


You may have heard about the Governor¹s Tennessee Promise, through which he proposes to make community college free for all recent high school graduates. In order to increase the community college grant from $2,000 to $3,000, the Governor is proposing cutting other students’ aid. The proposal cuts the freshman and sophomore Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship from $4,000 per year to $3,000 per year. 

This reduction of lottery dollars will result in a yearly decrease of $7.7 Million in lottery scholarship funds for freshmen and sophomores at private universities like CBU. By cutting the lottery scholarship for students just starting their education at a 4-year college or university, the state is effectively limiting their choice of institutions.

Please tell your Legislators and the Governor that the funding of the Tennessee Promise through cuts in the lottery process is not right. Follow this link and make your voice heard! (The sample letter is written from a student’s perspective, so non-students should take a little time to rewrite their message.)

Upcoming Events

NAACP COFFEE & CONVERSATION: The CBU Chapter of the NAACP will host Coffee and Conversation with Brother Terence McLaughlin on February 27 at 1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Br. Terence worked hard to give African-Americans the chance to study at this institution. Listen to his story and engage in conversation about the progression of race relations. If anyone already has a question for Brother Terence, please submit them to NAACP chapter president Taylor Flake at

EARLY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT FORUM: The Urban Child Institute, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Department of Preventive Medicine, the UTHSC Neuroscience Institute, and the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis will present the 2014 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health on Thursday, March 20 at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. The topic of the forum is “Early Brain Development and Function: Impact on Social and Health Outcomes” which will deal with the latest research on early childhood adversity and how science can inform our efforts to help at-risk children. The Norfleet Forum is open to the general public, health care professionals, and researchers for a $25 registration fee, which includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Details and registration are available at this link.

DOROTHY & KEMMONS WILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will be held t Christ United Methodist Church which will be held on April 7 at 7:00 p.m., featuring guest speaker Dennis Rainey. Dennis Rainey is an author, speaker and CEO and host of “Family Life Today,” a nationally syndicated radio program. He is a champion for marriage and the family and has authored or co-authored more than two dozen books including the best selling Moments Together for Couples and Staying Close. He has also received two Golden Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Rainey serves as the senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series which has sold over 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 47 languages. The Wilson Speaker Series is a family event and free to the public. It was created to honor the legacy of Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson and their Christian faith.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President for faculty and staff has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 10 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.

Buccaneer Bulletin

02/15: Bucs 78Lee University 59 (HOMECOMING at Canale Arena)

02/15: Lady Bucs 58Lee University 67 (HOMECOMING at Canale Arena)

BASEBALL (2-3, 0-0 GSC)
02/13: Bucs 3, William Woods 7 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/16: Bucs 2/1, Alderson Broaddus 0/0 (at Nadicksbernd Field)

SOFTBALL (1-4, 0-0 GSC)
02/14: Lady Bucs 6, McKendree 3 (at Florence, AL)
02/15: Lady Bucs 2, Truman State 3 (at Florence, AL)
02/15: Lady Bucs 2, Trevecca Nazarene 12 (at Florence, AL)

02/17: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 7:30 p.m.)
02/20: Union University (Jackson, TN; 8:00 p.m.)
02/22: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)

02/17: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 5:30 p.m.)
02/20: Union University (Jackson, TN; 6:00 p.m.)
02/22: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

02/18: Victory University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/22: Shorter University  (Rome, GA; 11:00 a.m. doubleheader)
02/23: Shorter University  (Rome, GA; noon)

02/22: Shorter University  (Rome, GA; noon doubleheader)
02/23: Shorter University  (Rome, GA; noon)

02/16-17: Allstate/Frito-Lay Intercollegiate (Philadelphia, MS; Dancing Rabbit CC)