This Week at CBU

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AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK: 
Alpha Xi Delta is presenting Autism Awareness Week at CBU this week, with events everyday to raise awareness:
• Monday: Jello-eating contest at 12:15 outside the Buc
• Tuesday: “Catch A Xi” (find an Alpha Xi Delta and sign her shirt for points) all day
• Wednesday: Wear blue! and be at the Light It Up Blue ceremony by the Bell Tower at 7:30 p.m. After that, everyone is playing Capture the Flag!
• Thursday: Jail N’ Bail in the Quad, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
• Friday: Join the AmaXing Race at 3:00 p.m.

SMALL GROUPS FAITH DISCUSSIONS: Join the Small Groups Faith Discussions on Monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Suite located in the Thomas Center for an hour of community, conversation, and scripture studies with a Lenten focus. If you have any questions please contact Julia Kueter at jkueter1@cbu.edu or Nathan Sampson at nsampson@cbu.edu. Every week through the end of the semester.

GRAD FAIR: Graduating students are required to attend this event. Graduates may attend one of the two sessions (Noon – 2:00 p.m. or 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.). The average time you will need to set aside for the Grad Fair is about 30 minutes. Receive rain tickets and announcements. Photographers will take cap-and-gown (loaned for the shoot) photos of graduating students at the Grad Fair. There is no sitting fee and no obligation to purchase. Proofs will be emailed to students within 48 hours of the sitting.

NATIVE AMERICAN BROWN BAG LUNCH: Mr. Robert Connolly, Director of the C.H. Nash Museum at the Chucalissa Archaeological Site, will speak on Tuesday, April 1, at 12:15 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Henna tattoos depicting aspects of the Native American culture will also be available free of charge in front of Sabbatini Lounge between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

ZOO SCAVENGER HUNT: The CBU student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (M.A.A.) is holding a Zoo Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday, April 1. The event is FREE and open to the entire student body. If anyone would like more information, or to RSVP  for the event, direct all queries and emails to ggallarn@cbu.edu. Participants will meet in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center at 3:00 p.m. in order to carpool to the zoo. If you are attending and do not need a ride, please indicate that in your RSVP. Those attending can get into the zoo for free with a valid state ID, state drivers license, or their university ID card.

SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: Dr. Eric Welch (Dean, School of Engineering) who has 30 years of experience in Judo and Taekwondo, will conduct a class in self-defense on Tuesday, April 1  in Montesi Executive Center, at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Presented by the President’s Commission on Women.

YOGA CLASSES with Meredith Melvin continue this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Meredith, a native Memphian, earned her instructor certification from Delta Groove Yoga in Overton Square, where she continues to teach. Sessions at CBU are only open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their immediate families. There is no charge, but a $1 donation is appreciated. Classes are held every other Wednesday, the next ones are April 16, and 30.

AFRICAN HERITAGE DAY LUNCH & PRESENTATION: Enjoy African-themed menu items starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Afterwards, at 1:00 p.m., CBU students and Christian Brothers from various countries in in Africa will make a presentation in Spain Auditorium.

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YOUTH & VITALITY VS. OLD AGE & DECEIT: CBU¹s student chapter of Tri Beta (Beta Beta Beta) presents the Annual School of School of Sciences Charity Volleyball Game on Thursday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. in Canale Arena.School of Sciences students (Youth & Vitality) will duke it out against the CBU faculty and staff (Old Age & Deceit). All proceeds benefit the Church Health Center! Admission is free!  Prizes will be raffled!  Raffle tickets and baked treats will be sold at the game, so bring your appetite (and donations). There will also be a bake sale during lunch on Thursday outside the cafeteria. Students: Watch out because Old Age & Deceit is out for revenge after the Youth and Vitality victory of 2013!

GOSPEL CONCERT: CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir will hold its first annual Gospel Choir Concert on Thursday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m., in the University Theater. Tickets are $5  or $7 at the door. Contact Kierra Turner at kturner4@cbu.edu to purchase tickets.

LASER TAG ON CAMPUS! The CBU Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) and SGA are sponsoring a Laser Tag Event on campus on Friday, April 4 in Canale Arena,1:00-4:00 p.m. Teams of 10 can battle each other around an obstacle course. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Reserve your spot: Participants can sign up from Monday to Wednesday this week and next, outside Alfonso Dining Hall at lunch time. The cost is $10 for a 15-minute game; all proceeds go to CBU PASS.

TOUR OF CHUCALISSA: Student Life is offering a tour of the C.H. Nash Museum at the Chucalissa Archaeological Site on Saturday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. Meet in front of the Thomas Center at 9:00 a.m. to carpool. Tickets are $3.00 for adults — First 30 tickets are free! Email kconway@cbu.edu to reserve a ticket.

Miss Representation: Film & Discussion

The film Miss Representation will be screened on Thursday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in Spain Auditorium, followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Maureen O’Brien and Dr. Kelly James.

The film explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. It also examines the ways media uses gender to show sexist messages of women and their value. By emphasizing body issues over intellectual contributions, women are reduced to one-dimensional versions of themselves. As Katie Couric comments in the film, “Media can be an instrument of change, and that change can be to promote diverse qualities or to show women are only as good as their looks.” Presented by the President’s Commission on Women.


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Gabriel Bol Deng: Renewing Hope

deng_headshotGabriel Bol Deng, a former Lost Boy of Sudan, will speak in Spain Auditorium on Thursday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m. Deng has overcome unbelievable obstacles in life. He was 10 years old when North Sudanese Murahileen militiamen led a violent attack on his village of Ariang in South Sudan in 1987. He fled into a forest, not knowing the fate of his parents or siblings. After his escape, Gabriel embarked on a perilous four-month long journey, crossing the Nile River and untold miles of desert; surviving disease, and devastating hunger to reach the Dimma Refugee Camp in Ethiopia. In 1988, he had a life-changing dream in which he was reminded of his parents’ charge to him as a young boy: that he could move mountains with the power of hope. This mantra continues to guide Gabriel.

Documented in his film Rebuilding Hope, Deng returned to his war-torn home in 2007 to search for his family, rebuild Sudanese schools — including the Ariang School in his hometown — and provide health services for local residents. Today, instead of traveling for survival as he once did as a refugee, Gabriel now travels to inspire others with the mantra that helped him overcome extraordinary odds: Resilience, respect, a positive attitude, hard work, and the power of dreams can empower individuals to reach their full potential. has built a reputation as an informative and passionate public speaker in an effort to create awareness of the suffering of the millions of people in his native Sudan.

More information at hopeforariang.org. This presentation is made possible by Rhodes College International Studies and GlobeMed at Rhodes College.

Founder’s Week: April 7-11

DLS_StatueMonday, April 7
Official feast day of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and patron saint of teachers.
Founder’s Week Heritage Mass celebrated at CBHS at 9:00 a.m. Brothers, Administrative Cabinet, SGA Officers, Lasallian Fellows and students  are invited to CBHS for Mass. Bishop Terry Steib is the celebrant. Following the religious service, a continental breakfast will be served.
Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament at Mirimichi Golf Course at 1:00 p.m.
Founder’s Week Prayer  at lunch, Alfonso Dining Hall

Tuesday, April 8
• To further promote one of the pillars of the institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, our Student Life Department will sponsor a Clothing Drive through Catholic Charities in Memphis. The drive will begin on Tuesday and conclude on Wednesday evening.
Ignite CBU in Spain Auditorium
Prayer Service at 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9
Clothing Drive continues
• Our first Together For Mission Reception: Approximately 40 faculty and staff who are enrolled in or have graduated from a variety of Lasallian Studies such as the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, Lasallian Leadership Institute, or the International Lasallian university Leadership program and programs, workshops, etc. on campus or locally (hosted by the Brothers Community on campus).
Star of Faith formed on the Signaigo Field by Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students

Thursday, April 10
President’s Community Conversation at 12:30 p.m. (opening prayer: Brothers of Lambert Hall Community)
Dinner in Alfonso Dining Hall
Special Lasallian Treats

Friday, April 11
Redbirds Game 

Kudos

A Gulf South Conference-high four CBU basketball players have been named to the Academic All-GSC Team. The Bucs comprised half of the men’s Academic All-GSC Team. Senior guard Cory McArthy (3.59 GPA in Business Administration), junior guard Trey Casey (4.0 GPA in Business Administration), and sophomore forward Drew Hildreth (3.45 GPA in Business Administration) all earned spots on the Academic All-GSC Team.  Senior guard Erica Burgess (4.0 GPA in MAT) represents the Lady Bucs on the women’s Academic All-GSC team. CBU placed a total of 13 players on the GSC Winter Academic Honor Roll, with seven men’s players and six women’s players. CBU’s total of 13 is tied for the highest total for any full GSC member, as is the men’s total of seven members. To be nominated for the Academic All-GSC Team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and be starters or significant contributors to the team. The Academic Honor Roll comprises all players who carry at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and participate in at least one game, match or meet against outside competition.  View Full GSC All-Academic Release | View Full GSC Winter Academic Honor Roll Release |

Dr. Jeff Gross (Literature & Languages) delivered the keynote address at the 11th Annual English Graduate Student Conference at the University of Kentucky on March 28. His address, “Grad School Won’t Kill You: Reflections on the Transition from Ph.D. Program to Assistant Professor,” addressed trends in the humanities and deconstructed both the rhetoric and accuracy of sensationalized “Don’t go to Grad School” polemics.

Jessica Schneider (Biomedical Science ’14) has been accepted to the Church Health Center Scholar program and will start there on June 2.

Dr. Eric Welch (Dean of Engineering) was the recipient of the 2014 Featured Engineering Faculty Award for his excellence in teaching, outstanding leadership, and contributions to the university and community. Dr. Welch received the award at the 2014 Engineers Week Luncheon in February.

News at CBU

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smarrelli_tonywayneLASALLIANS IN MEXICO:
Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., CBU President, recently attended an historic meeting in Cuernavaca, Mexico of the presidents of 15 Mexican Lasallian universities with the presidents of the six U.S. Lasallian universities (pictured above) to work on collaborative initiatives, student and faculty exchanges, and research collaboratives. Dr. Smarrelli also met with Tony Wayne, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (left).

CBU IN THE NEWS: CBU MBA students were featured in the March 21 edition of the Memphis Business Journal. The article, entitled “CBU MBA students working with Start Co. companies.” covers students in Dr. Sarah Petschonek‘s Analytical Business Research class, who are divided into groups and paired with entrepreneurs affiliated with Start Co., the local entrepreneurship accelerator. Three companies from last year’s group — MentorMe, Screwpulp and Musistic — collaborated with students in 2013. Those three companies secured $700,000 in follow-on funding. The full article is available online.

CBU PACKAGING LAB EXPANDS TEST CAPABILITY: The CBU Packaging Lab has recently been certified by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) for six additional test protocols. This brings up the total number of certified test protocols for CBU lab to 13.  Currently ISTA has a total of 21 test protocols. CBU lab has been a certified commercial lab since 2009. It is well equipped and staffed by Larry Rutledge (former FedEx Packaging Lab Manager), Bob Moats (ISTA Certified Lab Technician), and Dr. Pong Malasri (ISTA Certified Lab Technologist). In addition, CBU has six ISTA student members. The lab has  also been an important part of packaging research at CBU. For a listing of certified test protocols for CBU lab, click here.

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NURSES PREPARE FOR HAITI:
CBU Nursing students are pictured above, packing for the program’s Spring Mission Trip to Haiti, April 5-12. Dr. Sue Trzynka and seven CBU BSN students will accompany a team from the West TN Haiti Partnership and spend the week working at the St.Vincent School and Orphanage and the Foyer Notre Dame, a home for indigent elderly operated by the Society of St. Margaret.

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LIVABLE CAMPUS: CBU and Rhodes College student groups presented their campus vibrancy and Memphis engagement projects and ideas at Saturday’s “Livable Campus, Livable City” session, a new component of the Livable Memphis organization’s annual neighborhood leaders Summit hosted this year at CBU by the Living Learning Communities. More than 40 students and professors heard presentations on the Sustainability Coalition and its Green Fee Fund initiative, a campus food survey petition, the Food Recovery Network concept, Rhodes College’s Community Garden and Farmers’ Market, the CBU Honors’ Program’s September of Service and Brothers’ Keepers, and B.A.M. – Becoming a Memphian. After the session, students and professors enjoyed a lunch to discuss their ideas further provided by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. More than 80 neighborhood activists from around the city participated in the broader Summit to learn more about Neighborsourcing, Tactical Urbanism, and the In Our Back Yard funding platform to support their efforts to make their neighborhoods even better places to live. Pictured above are Anna Birg (Biochemistry ’14), Sarah Longoria (Religion & Philosophy ’14), and Dr. Ben Jordan (History & Political Science, LLC).

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THANKS FROM TKE! Tau Kappa Epsilon would like to thank all of those who came out and supported their philanthropic efforts towards St. Jude at their annual Fish Fry/Teeter-Totter Weekend. They raised in upwards of $2,200 for the Memphis research hospital at this event alone. They would especially like to thank their partners, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and Aramark Campus Services for all of their wonderful support.

Student Life & Recreation News

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INTRAMURAL DODGEBALL CHAMPIONS:
Congratulations to Kappa Sigma Fraternity and “The Other Girls” for winning the Spring 2014 Intramural Dodgeball Championships last week. Way to go!

INTRAMURAL COMMISSIONER APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED: Do you like sports? Do you have experience working in recreation? Do you want to be a part of an exciting and rapidly growing program? You should apply to be an Intramural Commissioner. The full job description and application instructions are online at www.tinyurl.com/cburecreation. Feel free to contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu with questions.

INTRAMURAL END OF YEAR BASH: Mark your calendars now for Thursday, April 24, for the Intramural End of Year Bash at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes (time TBD).  This night will be filled with bowling, laughter, and the various awards to players and teams for the 2013-2014 year.

Sloshball-2014ALUMNI SLOSHBALL – #BUCS2014: Attention All Graduating Seniors! Sign up NOW for the 2014 Senior/Alumni Sloshball Tournament, Monday, May 5, starting at 4:00 p.m. at Bland Field. Register online at www.imleagues.com/cbu and join a team. For more information, contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu.

Ignite CBU!

Ignite CBU 2014 is going to be explosive! Join us Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium for the our second annual Ignite CBU! Each presentation is five minutes long, consisting of 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Ignite is a worldwide phenomenon and we are hosting our very own right here at CBU. Don¹t miss it. Go to www.igniteshow.com for more information. Ignite CBU is presented by the CBU Honors Program and the CBU Alumni office.

“Journalism Disrupted: Entrepreneurs and the Nouveau Niche” by Burton Bridges (Economics and Finance ’09)
“Why I CHOOSE to be an Educator: The Importance of STEM Education” by Tiffany Corkran (Physics ’15)
“Another Side of Female Objectification” by Bijou Coulibaly (Accounting ’16) and Taylor Goode (Psychology ’14)
“Moral Relativism” by Eddie Gallarno (Mathematics ’15)
“Modernly Convenient” by Patrick Ghant (Business Administration ’15) and Travis Whiteside (Business Administration ’15)
“I Hate Math” by Rebekah Herrman (Mathematics and Physics ’14)
“5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Server Hate You AND Why Tipping is SO IMPORTANT” by Danielle Hobbs (Psychology ’13)
“Friendship is Awesome” by Noah Kelley (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ’16)
“Tips to Study Better” by Michael MacMiller (Psychology ’15)
“How Gaming Can Improve Our Educational System” by Breanna Nikaido (Computer Science and Electrical Engineering ’16)
“The ‘R’ Word” by Payton Powers (Undecided ’17)
“Creating Your Brand” by Jordan Smith (Creative Writing ’14)
“Why I Will Probably Never Amount to Anything” by Kierra Turner (Biology ’16)
“Wauford Enterprises” by Becky Wauford (Mechanical Engineering ’16)

Retrace the Footsteps of the Founder

Pilgrimage-to-France-webLasallians are invited to journey on a Pilgrimage to France that the Midwest District will lead September 30 – October 12, 2014. By retracing the footsteps of St. John Baptist de La Salle, participants will be rejuvenated by the Lasallian spirit and become educated about the journey our Founder experienced while working to form a religious organization that would educate and empower children all over the world. This Pilgrimage will provide a connection between the history of the Brothers and the mission in the 21st century.

Participants will join Brothers Larry Schatz, FSC, and Michael French, FSC, of the Midwest District on a trip exploring Paris, Reims, and Parmenie. The District was inspired by the 2013 Pilgrimage of the Saint Mary’s University Board of Trustees and decided to provide the same opportunity for others who are passionate about the Lasallian mission. The trip itinerary includes religious and historical components and will provide time to reflect, retreat, and relax.

Want to learn more about the Pilgrimage? Have questions? Contact the Midwest District Office by calling (630)-323-3725. Learn more here >

 

Are You Walking at Commencement?

If you are participating in the Commencement Ceremony on May 17, please review the online commencement proofs, available on the CBU website. Just click the appropriate link below:

If you indicated on your Intent to Graduate Application that you wanted to participate in the commencement ceremony, your name should appear on the proof.  Please take the time to check your name and major/concentration to make sure that the information is accurate. Please contact graduation@cbu.edu with any necessary corrections no later than April 7.

Congratulations to CARLs and PCs

Academic Services would like to congratulate the following students who will serve as our CBU Advising Registration Leaders (CARLs) for the 2014-15 academic year:  Rachel Depperschmidt, Maria Dopico, Ethan Hunter, Sushma Kalava, Aaron Lazalde, Abigail Lockard, Mordecai McAfee, Joel Moore Jr., Jonathan Mosley, Payton Powers, Sean Rowland, Natalie Sterling, Florence Tamari, Ashley Williams, and Paige Wilson, Alternates are Matt Brint, John Dawson, Amelia Gattuso, and Ryan Tomlinson.

Congratulations to the new Peer Counselors for the 2014-15 school year: Kiran Ashok, Keyara Baltimore, Amber Campbell, Rachel Depperschmidt, Allison Fairly-Kirkpatrick, Taylor Flake, Amelia Gattuso, Heather Huff, Madyson Levy, Abigail Lockard, Aanchal Alahotra, Mordecai McAfee, Jonathan Mosley, Payton Powers, Sean Rowland, Whitney Stepter, Rachel Stires, Florence Tamari, Nicole Ullman, and Ashley Williams. Alternates are Daniel D’Alto, Maria Dopico, Farrah Roca, and ThuHien Vo. Academic Services looks forward to working with each of you and thanks EVERYONE who applied. It was a difficult decision.

And Congratulations to Castings Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the annual Castings Competition, which are judged in four categories: fine art, photography, poetry and prose. The winners’ submissions, along with other fine creative work from talented CBU students, will be published in the 2014 edition of the Castings journal, tentatively scheduled to be available the week before final exams. AND THE WINNERS ARE:

Prose Category
First Place: Jessica Love
Second Place: Janara Harris
Third Place: Larshay Watson

Poetry Category
First Place: Claire Rutland
Second Place: Nathanial Celeski
Third Place: Jessica Love

Fine Art Category
Johnnie Sue Huddleston swept this category, taking First, Second, and Third Place awards.

Photography Category
Another sweep! — Alvin Siow took all three awards in this category.

News from the Registrar

Important Upcoming Dates on the Academic Calendar:
• April 18: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course
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The Spring Final Exam schedules for Day Undergraduate and “Non-CAPS Evening Undergraduate” are posted on the Web.
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The Summer and Fall 2014 course schedules are posted on the Web! Check it out! >>
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Fall 2014 Registration Opening Dates:
• April 7: Day Seniors and Juniors
• April 9: Day Sophomores
• April 11: Day Freshmen

Remember to use DegreeWorks (located inside BannerWeb) where you can track your progress toward degree completion, find your advisor’s name, shoot them an email, and much more! It’s time to make your appointment with you advisor now. ALL undergraduate students (Day and Adult Professional Studies) must obtain their ALT PIN from their advisor in order to register for classes. There is a distinct ALT PIN for each semester — one for summer and a different one for fall.

Student Activity Awards

Submit an application for a Student Leadership Award! Nominate yourself, someone else, or even an entire group for an award. Please note that each award requires a separate application. You need only submit an application for awards you are interested in.

Awards will be granted in the following categories:

  • Student Organization Community Service Award
  • Outstanding New Member Male/Female
  • Most Outstanding Senator
  • Most Outstanding Organization Advisor
  • Commitment to Diversity Award
  • Outstanding Student Scholar
  • Outstanding Fraternity Scholar
  • Outstanding Sorority Scholar
  • Most Improved Student Organization Award
  • Progressive Chapter Award
  • RA of the Year
  • Excellence in Community Service Award (Organization)
  • Outstanding Community Servant Award (Individual)
  • Creative Program of the Year
  • Outstanding Greek Chapter Scholarship Award
  • Campus Program of the Year
  • New Student Organization of the Year
  • Organization of the Year
  • Greek Woman of the Year
  • Greek Man of the Year
  • Greek Chapter of the Year
Come out for the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 27 to reflect on how far we’ve come this year, to look ahead at our future, and celebrate the achievements of our finest students and organizations. Be on the lookout for more information (including the venue and time), and please ensure that your applications are submitted to the Student Life office or online no later than Friday, April 18.
Online applications can be made at tinyurl.com/CBUAwards14Paper applications are available in the Student Life office, and must be turned back into Wilson Phillips by April 18 to be considered for an award.

Study Abroad Trip to Southern Spain

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Study Abroad is now reserving spots for its wonderful Southern Spain trip for Spring Break 2015. The trip will focus on renewable energy and sustainability. Students will visit a solar plant and a wind turbine facility. They will also see mosques, cathedrals, and synagogues. Stroll through the Generalife Gardens and view a fascinating flamenco show. Students will truly be immersed in the culture and ambiance of Southern Spain. The trip is open to all majors and will count towards a requirement for a sustainability minor. The Business Office is now taking deposits of $200 for the trip. Please let studyabroad@cbu.edu know if you are interested or have any questions!

 

Upcoming Events

BROTHER MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament, benefitting CBU Athletics, will be held Monday, April 7 at Mirimichi (6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd., Millington). Registration begins at 12:00 p.m., with a Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m. Four-person teams will compete in the tournament which includes greens fees, cart, three flights, 1st and 2nd place prizes, door prizes, a putting contest, a longest drive contest, hole-in-one contests, and lunch. For more information, contact Stephen Kirkpatrick at (901) 321-4036 or skirkpat@cbu.edu.

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.

PLANTING PARTY: Come out and join the members of the Honors Capstone Spirituality and Ethics of Eating course in planting the CBU Community Garden! The planting party will be on Thursday, April 10th from 3:30 to 5:30 in CBU’s lovely community garden by Stritch. We will have light refreshments, seeds to plant, and a jolly good time. Find the event on Facebook.

THE BUCS ARE TAKING OVER AUTOZONE PARK for the Redbirds’ opening home game on on Friday, April 11! FREE tickets for students and CBU faculty/staff as long as they last! Alumni tickets only $5.00! Registration is good for one free ticket, with the option of purchasing extras up to five additional tickets at $5 each. Click on the appropriate link to get your tickets: • STUDENTS  • CAPS STUDENTS • FACULTY/STAFF  • ALUMNI
Tickets include dinner at the Right Field Pavilion, and a t-shirt for the game. Students will be provided bus transportation from Central Lot at 6:15 p.m. An email will be sent to reserved ticket holders when tickets and t-shirts are available for pick up. 

CUP OF NATIONS SOCCER TOURNAMENT:  CBU will host the first annual Memphis Cup of Nations Soccer Tournament and Festival on April 12. The all-day event will be held at CBU’s Signaigo Field, with soccer matches featuring 16 local men’s amateur teams, as well as a festival for players’ families and community members.  Each team will represent a different nationality. The event’s purpose is to seize the universal passion for soccer to cultivate lasting friendships and build a sense of camaraderie amongst the international and immigrant communities of our city. CBU is partnering with Christ United Methodist Church, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Soccer, Barnhart Crane, World Relief, and USSSA Soccer for this event. International teams wishing to participate in the Memphis Cup of Nations 2014 must complete a registration form, but the event is free. Teams of any level representing any nation are welcome. Visit cupofnationsmemphis.com for more information.

BOOKSIGNING: Fr. David Knight (Catholic Studies) and Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11, Catholic Studies ’18) will have a booksigning at St. Paul Book & Gift Store (5101 Sanderlin) on April 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m. All current CBU students, faculty, friends, benefactors, and alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.

ALPHA CHI STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: The annual Alpha Chi Student Research Poster Session will be held April 15 in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Please submit the title of your poster, the co-authors, the name of the course that the poster was prepared for, and the faculty member that is responsible for the course to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu by Friday, April 11.

classringsCOLLEGE RING SALE: A Jostens representative will be at the CBU Bookstore on April 15-16, 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. offering up to 40% select college rings — Ring packages will start at $239 during this sale event.

Douglas-BlackmonSLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME:  Join Facing History and Ourselves for an evening with Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, on April 24 in the University Theater. This groundbreaking work delivers a searing examination of the enslavement of African-Americans that persisted deep into the 20th century. In 30 years as a journalist, 7:00-8:30 p.m, Blackmon has written extensively about the American quandary of race–exploring such issues as the integration of schools in his childhood Mississippi Delta farm town, lost episodes of the Civil Rights movement, and, how contemporary society should grapple with a troubled past. Seating is limited. To RSVP, please visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations or call (901) 452-1776 x221. As part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public.

SOFAPALOOZA 2014: Sofapalooza 2014 will be held in Boshwit Courtyard on April 25 with performances by DJ John DawsonGoose (@BandGoose), and others to be announced! Performances start promptly at 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Sofapalooza is sponsored this by several Cooper-Young businesses and Memphis Made Brewing Company and will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE! More information to come!

THE LAST LECTURE: Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for the 7th Annual CBU “Last Lecture” on May 1 at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, during which Dr. Holmes Peacher-Ryan (Mathematics) will give his hypothetical “Last Lecture.” Last Lectures usually include the professor’s reflections on their academic career, advice for better living, and even a few laughs. Known for great stories and funny quotes, Dr. Peacher-Ryan will not disappoint. Light refreshments will be served at 12:30. RSVP by 8:00 p.m. the day before, but attend even if you didn’t RSVP (just be sure to sign in). This is open to the entire University and, based on past Last Lectures, this is a not-to-be-missed event!

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
BASEBALL (7-24, 1-17 GSC)
03/25: Bucs 2Bethel 7 (at Jackson, TN)
03/26: Bucs 7, Rhodes 3 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
03/29: Bucs 6West Alabama 8 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
03/20: Bucs 6/2West Alabama 9/3 (at Nadicksbernd Field)

SOFTBALL (5-25, 1-16 GSC)
03/25: Lady Bucs 0/11Missouri S&T 3/12 (at Bland Field)
03/30: Lady Bucs 4/5West Alabama 12/8 (at Bland Field)

MEN’S GOLF
03/23-24: CBC Mustang Invitational (at Maumelle, AR) Bucs 1st place, with Colton Hall winning medalist honors for the tournament, shooting 2-over-par (72-74-146).

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
BASEBALL
04/01: Victory University (Nadicksbernd Field; 3:00 p.m.)
04/03: LeMoyne-Owen College (Nadicksbernd Field; 3:00 p.m.)
04/05: Union University (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
04/06: Union University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)

SOFTBALL
03/31: University of West Alabama (Bland Field; 11:00 a.m.)

04/03: Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/05: Union University (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/06: Union University (Bland Field; 2:00 p.m.)

MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
04/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 3:00 p.m.)
04/06: Valdosta State University (Pensacola, FL; 9:00 a.m.)

This Week at CBU

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LEADING LADIES: Career Services will host Leading Ladies on Tuesday, March 25 in Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m. A panel of successful women leaders (including CBU alumnae) will discuss how they made it to the top:

  • Crystal Oliver, Managing HR Director, FedEx
  • Lauren McHugh, President, Huey’s Restaurants
  • Emily Greer, Chief Administrative Officer, ALSAC
  • Maria Lensing, Vice President Of Signature Client Group, AT&T
  • Ursula Madden, News Anchor, Action News 5

Leading Ladies is co-sponsored by the Diversity Committee and the President’s Commission on Women.

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 finaid@cbu.edu or call (901) 321-3305 to sign up. Space is limited to 25 computers per session. This week’s sessions are March 25 and March 27. More info >>>

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SEMINAR: CBU’s RN to BSN Program will host several guest speakers from the Family Safety Center on Wednesday, March 26 in Spain Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. to address the topic of Domestic Violence. This event is open to all on the campus. Speakers will include:

  • Olliette Murry-Drobot, Executive Director of the Family Safety Center, will present information about local resource availability (The Family Safety Center).
  • Major Doreen Shelton, Memphis Police Department, will present together with
  • Melissa Farrar, LCSW, Director of Victim Services at The Exchange Club Family Center, will preent information and local data related to DV and address the influence of drugs and/or alcohol in domestic violence.
  • Anna M. Whalley, LCSW, Administrator Crime Victim Services, will discuss what is needed from nurses when dealing with DV victims and/or sexual assault victims.
  • Karen Cook, Assistant Attorney General, and Amy Weirich, District Attorney General, will discuss the prosecution of abusers and the role nurses and their documentation play.

CAREERS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS: Do you love animals? Then join Career Services for this fun event to learn how these professionals turned their love of animals into a career, and how you could too!  RSVP today!  Animal crackers and Jungle Juice will be served! Panelists currently scheduled include:

  • Fields Falcone, Zookeeper (China Exhibit), Memphis Zoo
  • Stephanie Bennett, Executive Director, Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services
  • Jerry Goudy, Operations Manager, Memphis Animal Services
  • Eric Keszler, Senior Communications Specialist, Ducks Unlimited
  • Elta Woodliff, Owner & Certified Professional Dog Trainer, The Dog Tutor
  • Gena Vazquez, Law Enforcement Support Assistant/Evidence Custodian, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

malik_yakiniVANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM: The 2014 Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will be held at CBU’s University Theater on March 27 at 7:00 p.m. The symposium seeks to continue Vanderhaar’s legacy by bringing a noted scholar or peace activist to Memphis each year to address social and moral issues related to peace and justice and/or Catholic social teaching. This year’s symposium will feature Malik Yakini speaking on the topic of “Fostering a Just Food System.” Yakini is a founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. He views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality. This year’s Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium, the ninth in the symposium’s history, is co-presented by GrowMemphis. For more information on the 2014 Vanderhaar Symposium, click here or visit www.gvanderhaar.org.

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ASCE DEEP SOUTH CONFERENCE:
The CBU Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will host the 2014 ASCE Deep South Conference on March 27, 28, and 29 at CBHS, Shelby Farms and Agricenter International. The conference will include five competitions this year: Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, Surveying, MEADE Paper, and the Mystery Event. More info on the competitions and the conference is available at ascedeepsouth.com. If you can’t make it, you can watch it LIVE online at ascedeepsouth.com/watch-live.

TKEfishTKE FISH FRY & TEETER-TOTTER: Want a great meal… and to help amazing children? The CBU Community is invited to join Tau Kappa Epsilon this Friday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Buckman Quad for their annual Fish Fry and Teeter-Totter benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha are co-sponsoring the event. Come by to get a plate of fish, hush puppies, fries, slaw, and dessert! Through the generous support of campus partners, TKE is proud to say that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the hospital. $10.00 for faculty, staff and other adults, $5.00 for CBU students and kids under 12. Faculty and staff can pre-order tickets by emailing Brent McGlaughlin at bmcglaug@cbu.edu.

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LIVABLE CAMPUS, LIVABLE MEMPHIS:
All CBU students and personnel are invited to attend a special conference session entitled “Livable Campus, Livable City” from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211) on Saturday, March 29 at which CBU and Rhodes College student groups will be making brief presentations about campus vibrancy, environmental, or Memphis engagement projects they have done or for which they have an idea. Topics include the Sustainability Coalition, Campus Food Survey, Food Recovery Network, Rhodes Community Garden and Farmers’ Market, Honors Program’s September of Service and Brothers’ Keepers, research on Memphis transportation, and B.A.M. – Becoming a Memphian. This will be immediately followed by a free lunch at the Alfonso Dining Hall to informally discuss these projects further and to get to know the other students better.  RSVP to Dr. Ben Jordan at  bjordan1@cbu.edu  so that seating and meal tickets may be reserved. The session is a component of the Livable Memphis organization’s annual DIY Neighborhoods Summit for community activists which CBU is hosting that day. CBU students and personnel are also welcome to attend the rest of the free Livable Memphis Summit sessions earlier that morning downstairs on the first floor of Buckman Hall. If you plan to attend the earlier Summit sessions, please email Dr. Jordan and also register for the conference at livablememphis1.wildapricot.org.

Employee Benefits Open Enrollment

CBU’s Open Enrollment benefits meetings will be held in Spain Auditorium on Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26. There will be two meetings each dayTuesday at 2:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., and  Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.

There will be refreshments, free stuff, door prizes and helpful benefit materials provided. CBU¹s insurance broker, Yvonne Baker, will also be available between meeting times on both days and the following Monday, March 31. Yvonne and Lauren will assist anyone with their online enrollments in the HR Department. Contact Lauren at (901) 321-3307 or  lauren.bowen@cbu.edu to set up an appointment or request that the online enrollment be finalized for you.

CBU’s open enrollment period will close on Monday, April 7, at midnight (CST). Anyone who has not finalized their enrollment by that date will be enrolled with benefits they had previously and since Flexible Spending requires a new enrollment, these will be marked as no coverage.

Employees will receive their personalized copy of the enrollment and benefit statements at the beginning of the week, and payroll will be provided copies of the enrollment forms so that your deductions can be verified before May 1. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Department.

 

Student Life and Recreation News

Intramural Volleyball Sign Ups: The Intramural Office is now accepting registration for Intramural Volleyball.  Please come by the Student Life Office, Rozier Hall, to pick up a team registration form or download one from online at http://www.tinyurl.com/cburecreation.  Volleyball registration is due by March 28. Please contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu with any questions.
$5 Paintball Tickets for Saturday at Paintball Park: Sign up now to go to Paintball Park on Saturday, March 29, 1:00-5:00 p.m. with Student Life for $5. Ticket will cover admission, standard equipment rental and 100 paintballs per person.  Sign up online now at tinyurl.com/cbutrips (Limit to first 40 students who sign up).  Contact Thien Nguyen, tnguye25@cbu.edu with any questions.
Dodgeball Power Rankings: Dodgeball Power Rankings will be posted online today at noon. Visit tinyurl.com/cburecreation to see where each team stands.

Kudos

Rebecca Johnson (Admissions) has been selected to be a faculty member for Dry Run 2014 at the University of Miami. Dry Run is hosted by SACAC and is an annual workshop designed to provide practical experience for new admission professionals.  The program provides training in relevant basic skills and discussion of pertinent issues and situations encountered in the admission profession.

Dr. Raena King (Mathematics) had a paper entitled Projections on Some Vector Valued Function Spaces with Nadia Gal (University of Miami) accepted for publication in Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum.

Yusef Akbik (Biochemistry ’14), Christine Nguyen (Biochemistry ’14), and Shesha (Sheshaben) Shah (Chemistry ’14) presented the results of their undergraduate research at the 34th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference hosted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Memphis on February 22.  The title of Yusef Akbik’s talk was “An Examination of the Factors that Influence Iron Oxide-Gold Core-Shell Particle Growth.”  The title of Christine Nguyen’s talk was “Synthesis of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles of Various Shapes and Sizes.” The title of Shesha Shah’s talk was “Computational Investigation of M-Ga-F Triatomics with Row 3 Metals (M=Sc…Zn).” Yusef and Christine both performed their research in the laboratory of Dr. Xiaohua Huang, and Shesha performed her research in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Webster in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Memphis. 

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Members of the CBU Honors Program took a road trip to Union City, TN to visit the newly opened Discovery Park of America on March 23. The Park has something for everyone, including a secret bookcase. Pictured above are Robert Feldmayer, Julia Kueter, and Megan Mosier.

 

Lenten Services at CBU

Mass: Every Tuesday at 12:20 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall)
Mass: Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel
Mass: Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday at 5:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel
Rosary followed by Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday, 9:00-10:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Sunday evening at 8:15-8:45 p.m. in Stritch Dining Room.

Check cbuministry.wordpress.com for Daily Lenten Reflections!

Housing Sign-Ups 2014

Room selection for the 2014-2015 school year will be held on Monday, April 14.

In order for any student to select and reserve a room, your housing down payment must be paid in full. If you intend to live on campus during the 2014-2015 school year, it is imperative that you sign up for housing on Monday, April 14th, 2014.

Some rooms will be restricted for various reasons: staff spaces, special purpose rooms, and freshman rooms.

For those wishing to live in the Living Learning Center next academic year, there is a specific procedure for your sign-up process. Undergraduate students may not sign up for spaces in the Avery Apartments as that building has been designated as graduate housing.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, down payments for Rozier, Stritch, Capstone, and the LLC are all $300. These down payments are non-refundable.

Take your down payment to the Business Office and get a receipt. You can also now make your down payment online through your CashNet account. Make sure to check your CBU email (or forward it to a preferred email address) as updates on the 2014-2015 Housing Sign-Up will be emailed to you.

Bring your down payment receipt and a completed contract to the Office of Student Life between March 31 and  April 11. More details are available online at this link! Contracts will be available later this week for download at www.cbu.edu/housing.

News from the Registrar

Important Upcoming Dates on the Academic Calendar:
• March 27: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course
• April 18: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course
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The Spring Final Exam schedules for Day Undergraduate and “Non-CAPS Evening Undergraduate” are posted on the Web.
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The Summer and Fall 2014 course schedules are posted on the Web! Check it out! >>
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Fall 2014 Registration Opening Dates:
• March 24: Graduate & Adult Professional Studies (graduate students: alternate PIN available in Banner Web)
• April 7: Day Seniors and Juniors
• April 9: Day Sophomores
• April 11: Day Freshmen

Remember to use DegreeWorks (located inside BannerWeb) where you can track your progress toward degree completion, find your advisor’s name, shoot them an email, and much more! It’s time to make your appointment with you advisor now. ALL undergraduate students (Day and Adult Professional Studies) must obtain their ALT PIN from their advisor in order to register for classes. There is a distinct ALT PIN for each semester — one for summer and a different one for fall.

Sign Up for the Involvement Fair!

Student Life is partnering with Academic Services to host an “Involvement Fair” during the three orientation sessions taking place this summer. Student groups and clubs as well as departments are encouraged to sign up for this event. It’s going to be a phenomenal way to distribute information and garner interest for new students before they even set foot on campus!

The dates of the Summer Orientation Sessions are May 29, June 30, and July 31.

Clubs, organizations, and departments can sign up at tinyurl.com/CBUOrientation. There is a limited amount of time to sign up, so everyone is encouraged to register soon!

Upcoming Events

SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: Dr. Eric Welch (Dean, School of Engineering) who has 30 years of experience in Judo and Taekwondo, will conduct a class in self-defense on Tuesday, April 1  in Montesi Executive Center, at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Presented by the President’s Commission on Women.

MOVIE AND DISCUSSION: The film Miss Representation will be screened on April 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in Spain Auditorium, followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Maureen O’Brien and Dr. Kelly James. The film explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. Presented by the President’s Commission on Women.

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GOSPEL CONCERT: CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir will hold its first annual Gospel Choir Concert on Thursday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m., in the University Theater. Tickets are $5  or $7 at the door. Contact Kierra Turner at kturner4@cbu.edu to purchase tickets.

LASER TAG ON CAMPUS! The CBU Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) and SGA are sponsoring a Laser Tag Event on campus on Friday, April 4 in Canale Arena,1:00-4:00 p.m. Teams of 10 can battle each other around an obstacle course. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Reserve your spot: Participants can sign up from Monday to Wednesday this week and next, outside Alfonso Dining Hall at lunch time. The cost is $10 for a 15-minute game; all proceeds go to CBU PASS.

dennis_rainey_webDOROTHY & 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.

THE BUCS ARE TAKING OVER AUTOZONE PARK for the Redbirds’ opening home game on on Friday, April 11! FREE tickets for students and CBU faculty/staff as long as they last! Alumni tickets only $5.00! Registration is good for one free ticket, with the option of purchasing extras up to five additional tickets at $5 each. Click on the appropriate link to get your tickets: • STUDENTS  • CAPS STUDENTS • FACULTY/STAFF  • ALUMNI
Tickets include dinner at the Right Field Pavilion, and a t-shirt for the game. Students will be provided bus transportation from Central Lot at 6:15 p.m. An email will be sent to reserved ticket holders when tickets and t-shirts are available for pick up. STUDENTS: Vote soon for which professor you want to see throw out the first pitch at the game: Dr. James Allen, Dr. Cayce Lawrence, Dr. Chanda Murphy, Dr. John Varriano, or Kelly Walburn. Votes must be cast on the CBU Events app —Download it now! Download CBU Events for iPhone>>>  Download CBU Events for Android>>>

CUP OF NATIONS SOCCER TOURNAMENT:  CBU will host the first annual Memphis Cup of Nations Soccer Tournament and Festival on April 12. The all-day event will be held at CBU’s Signaigo Field, with soccer matches featuring 16 local men’s amateur teams, as well as a festival for players’ families and community members.  Each team will represent a different nationality. The event’s purpose is to seize the universal passion for soccer to cultivate lasting friendships and build a sense of camaraderie amongst the international and immigrant communities of our city. CBU is partnering with Christ United Methodist Church, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Soccer, Barnhart Crane, World Relief, and USSSA Soccer for this event. International teams wishing to participate in the Memphis Cup of Nations 2014 must complete a registration form, but the event is free. Teams of any level representing any nation are welcome. Visit cupofnationsmemphis.com for more information.

BOOKSIGNING: Fr. David Knight (Catholic Studies) and Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11, Catholic Studies ’18) will have a booksigning at St. Paul Book & Gift Store (5101 Sanderlin) on April 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m. All current CBU students, faculty, friends, benefactors, and alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Douglas-BlackmonSLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME:  Join Facing History and Ourselves for an evening with Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, on April 24 in the University Theater. This groundbreaking work delivers a searing examination of the enslavement of African-Americans that persisted deep into the 20th century. In 30 years as a journalist, 7:00-8:30 p.m, Blackmon has written extensively about the American quandary of race–exploring such issues as the integration of schools in his childhood Mississippi Delta farm town, lost episodes of the Civil Rights movement, and, how contemporary society should grapple with a troubled past. Seating is limited. To RSVP, please visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations or call (901) 452-1776 x221. As part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public.

SOFAPALOOZA 2014: Sofapalooza 2014 will be held in Boshwit Courtyard on April 25 with performances by DJ John DawsonGoose (@BandGoose), and others to be announced! Performances start promptly at 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Sofapalooza is sponsored this by several Cooper-Young businesses and Memphis Made Brewing Company and will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE! More information to come!

THE LAST LECTURE: Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for the 7th Annual CBU “Last Lecture” on May 1 at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, during which Dr. Holmes Peacher-Ryan (Mathematics) will give his hypothetical “Last Lecture.” Last Lectures usually include the professor’s reflections on their academic career, advice for better living, and even a few laughs. Known for great stories and funny quotes, Dr. Peacher-Ryan will not disappoint. Light refreshments will be served at 12:30. RSVP by 8:00 p.m. the day before, but attend even if you didn’t RSVP (just be sure to sign in). This is open to the entire University and, based on past Last Lectures, this is a not-to-be-missed event!

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
BASEBALL (6-20, 1-14 GSC)
03/18: Bucs 3, Bethel 4 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
03/22: Bucs 7, Valdosta State 4 (at Valdosta, GA)
03/22: Bucs 2Valdosta State 8 (at Valdosta, GA)
03/23: Bucs 2Valdosta State 3 (at Valdosta, GA)

SOFTBALL (5-21, 1-14 GSC)
03/22: Lady Bucs 2/0Valdosta State 10/15 (at Valdosta, GA)
03/23: Lady Bucs 0Valdosta State 8 (at Valdosta, GA)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
BASEBALL
03/25: Bethel University (Pringles Park; Jackson, TN; 2:00 p.m.)
03/26: Rhodes College (Nadicksbernd Field; 3:00 p.m.)
03/29: University of West Alabama (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
03/30: University of West Alabama (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)

SOFTBALL
03/25: Missouri S&T (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/29: University of West Alabama (Bland Field; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/30: University of West Alabama (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m.)

MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
03/26: Stillman University (TPC-Southwind; 2:00 p.m.)

GOLF
03/23-24: CBC Mustang Invitational (Maumelle, AR)

This Week at CBU

BOOKSTORE HOURS: The CBU Bookstore will be open 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. this week for all of your back-from-Spring-Break needs.

RADIO APPEARANCE: Fr. David Knight (Catholic Studies) and Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11, Catholic Studies ’18) will appear as guests on Dr. Mary McDonald’s radio talk-show, “Seize the Day” on March 19 (AM 990 KWAM, 8:00 a.m.) to discuss the release of their latest books. The two will also have a booksigning at St. Paul Book & Gift Store (5101 Sanderlin) on April 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m. All current CBU students, faculty, friends, benefactors, and alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.

YOGA CLASSES with Meredith Melvin continue this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Meredith, a native Memphian, earned her instructor certification from Delta Groove Yoga in Overton Square, where she continues to teach. Sessions at CBU are only open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their immediate families. There is no charge, but a $1 donation is appreciated. Classes are held every other Wednesday, the next ones are April 2, 16, and 30.

safezoneSAFE ZONE TRAINING: Safe Zone training for interested faculty and staff will be held on Friday, March 21, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center. Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Sciences) will facilitate the training. To sign up, contact Dr. Emily Holmes, Chair of the CBU Safe Zone Program Committee. More information about CBU Safe Zones can be found at this link >>>

esportLEAGUE OF LEGENDS 5v5 TOURNAMENT: CBU’s Buccaneer E-Sport Team  will be hosting a 5v5 tournament on March 22-23, and March 29-30 on the third floor of the Cooper-Wilson Center. The games start March 22 at 12:15 p.m.Come support charity and have fun in a friendly round robin tournament with a chance to win money and prizes — or just come by and spectate. Door prizes will be available. The tournament will be live-streamed and have casters to increase the enjoyment of the tournament to make this an amazing social gathering for everyone to see. Team captains need to register their teams by March 22 at 12:00 p.m. The cost will be $8 per person on the team and a portion of the money will go to support local charity in the Memphis area. To sign up or find a list of all the rules, please visit best.pcriot.com. If you have any questions or concerns, you can send an email to the tournament coordinators Cole Fite at cfite@cbu.edu or Justin Swillum at jswillu1@cbu.edu.

STEEL TOES TO STILETTOS: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) invites everyone to the third annual Steel Toes to Stilettos wine tasting fundraising event on Saturday, March 22 at 7:30-10 p.m. at Chickasaw Oaks Plaza. There will be hors d¹oeuvres, live music, wine tasting and beer tasting. Single tickets are $30, or a pair of tickets are $50. If you are unable to attend but wish to donate to SWE CBU, please make donations at www.steeltoestostilettos.com. The funds go towards free Engineering workshops for high school and middle school girls that SWE offers every semester. The funds also support travel costs for SWE students attending the SWE national conference and collegiate activities. The conference helps students build skills for the professional world. Please visit the website for more information, or contact Dr. Divya Choudhary at dchodhry@cbu.edu if you have questions about the event.

Colleges of Memphis Day of Service

collegesofmemphisSign-up for the first Colleges of Memphis Day of Service on Saturday, March 22, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meet students from schools around the city, learn about a local community-based organization, and help make Memphis a better place through service!

While many from the CBU community have already volunteered their time, there are still a few spots remaining.  Volunteer opportunities still remain at the McKellar Lake Cleanup and at Shelby Farms Park.  It’s a great way to make a difference in your community.

RSVP is required — sign up today at bit.ly/comserviceday

Questions? Contact Wilson Phillips at wphillip@cbu.edu or Jonathan Mosley at jmosley2@cbu.edu.

The Colleges of Memphis is a collaboration between City of Memphis and 14 local colleges and universities that connects students to resources, networks and experiences to attract and retain talented individuals in Memphis. Through partnerships, marketing initiatives and advocacy, the Colleges of Memphis work to change perceptions about the city, support cultural offerings and expand services in the region.