Athletic Hall of Fame

CBU inducted eight new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on April 12. Pictured above are inductees Andres Martinez Gonzalez (Baseball & Soccer ’89), Mike Bennett (Baseball ’87), Dave Loos (Baseball coach 1971-74, Basketball Coach 1982-86), Margaret Saurin (Soccer ’02), and Missy Gregg (Soccer ’02). Also inducted but not pictured are Kenneth Blake (Basketball ’97) and Wayne Clayborne (Basketball ’61). Inez Scruggs, former basketball scorekeeper, was Also inducted in the Hall of Fame posthumously. The 2001-2002 Lady Buccaneer soccer teams were also honored as Teams of Distinction; the 2001 team were the NCAA national runners-up, and the 2002 team were the NCAA National Champions. Photos of all inductees are below.

This Week at CBU

AKA WEEK:  The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presents AKA Week Spring 2014 this week at CBU. The Chapter will serve lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall on Monday, 12:00-1:00 p.m., and then host a Campus Easter Egg Hunt at 5:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad — CASH PRIZE! On Tuesday, they will host “Lunch & Letters” in Alfonso Dining Hall, 12:15-2:00 p.m., and then host a Green Tea Social and Round Table Event in Sabbatini Lounge, 6:00-9:00 p.m. On Wednesday, Mu Epsilon will work at the Memphis Food Bank (239 S. Dudley St.), 9:00-12:00 p.m.

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION: Dr. Emily Forsdick will be in the Living Learning Center from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday to speak with students interested in study trips and semesters.

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 or Nathan Sampson at Every week through the end of the semester.

ALPHA CHI STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: The annual Alpha Chi Student Research Poster Session will be held Tuesday, April 15 in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

CAREER SERVICES: The Career Power Half Hour this week will be on Tuesday, April 15 in Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-1:30 p.m. The topic is “Negotiating Salary.”

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.

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 one is April 30.


Mallory Harvey
(Civil Engineering, Packaging Minor ’14) for being selected as the 2014 Healthcare Packaging Consortium Scholarship Recipient. Mike Tune, Director of Packaging Science & Technology at Merck Consumer Care, presented her with the $500 award certificate on behalf of the consortium member companies at the 2014 HPC Spring Meeting on April 11 (pictured above). Mallory was recognized for her academic achievement and involvement with consortium R&D projects. Her record includes seven journal articles, six conference papers, TAPPI Student Chapter President, SWE Student Chapter Vice President, MicroPort Orthopedics Intern, and International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology Technical Assistant. She is a member of TAPPI (, IoPP (, and ISTA (

Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging, Civil Engineering) spoke on “Packaging: More Engineering Than You Could Have Ever Imagined” at the April Meeting of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (Memphis Chapter) on April 8.

SGA Executive Cabinet for 2014-15

Congratulations to the new officers of the Student Government Association, elected and finalized last week after after a very close run-off vote.

  • President: Matt Winemiller
  • VP Senate: Jonathan Mosley
  • VP Finance:­ Rebecca Hall
  • VP Communications:­ Hannah Evon
  • VP of Student Activities:­ John Dawson

Student Life and the Student Government Association want to thank all the students who chose to run and everyone who voted and participated in this year’s election.

Students interested in participating in Student Government can still apply for a Senate seat and a place on the Student Activities Council on Monday, April 14. Applications will be due on April 19.

News at CBU

Packaging students in Dr. Pong Malasri’s PKG 201 class visited FedEx new packaging lab in Collierville on April 4. Pictured above (l-r) are Jay Gilman (FedEx Packaging Manager), Dr. James Aflaki, Yuliana Sanchez-Luna, Matt Johnson, Ashley Qureshi, Ike Griffith, Sebastian Polania, Michael Kist, Christopher Nguyen, David Guerrero, Ale Othmani, and Luis Garcia.

Nursing-Student-Volunteers-at-CCWTNNURSES’ IMMERSION EXPERIENCE: Pictured above is Jamieka Pryor (Nursing ’15) working with Catholic Charities of West Tennessee on April 5 in changing out their clothes closet from winter to summer apparel for those in need in the community. She’s been out in the community as part of the “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve” mission as RN to BSN students took to the streets of Memphis helping various charities in community service projects as part of the Nursing Program’s Memphis Immersion Experience.

FOUNDER’S WEEK PRAYER: The CBU Lasallian Fellows offered a Founder’s Week Prayer  last week in the dining hall during lunch. Pictured above are (l-r) Rebekkah Herrman, Julia KueterPhyo Aung, and Anna Birg.

Planning to Participate in Commencement?

All participants are invited to register for a free Commencement text-message alert system. Simply send a text message to 313131 with CBU in the body of the message. This service will be used to contact you regarding upcoming events or any last minutes changes you may need to know.  Contact Wilson Phillips at (901) 321-3531, for more information.

Renewable Energy & Other Adventures in Spain

Renewable Energy and Other Adventures in Southern Spain: Spring Break 2015

The popular image of Spain as a land of bullfights, scintillating flamenco dancers, sherry, and ruined castles derives from Andalucía, the southernmost territory and the most quintessentially Spanish part of the Iberian Peninsula. Above all, it’s the great Moorish Monuments, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sights that compete for your attention here. The Moors developed the most sophisticated civilization of the Middle Ages, centered on the three major cities of Córdoba, Seville, and Granada. The cafes and tapas bars will delight your palate; street markets will beckon you, and the awesome Flamenco dancers will capture your fancy. Drink in the ambience of the Morocco mystique as we stroll avenues frequented by famous local painters Velasquez, Murillo, and Zurbaran and bask in their legacies. Explore the topic of renewable energy and sustainability as we visit the Abengoa solar plant and wind turbine facility.

Each unique sight preserves extraordinarily brilliant and beautiful monuments to science, sustainability and architecture. The most perfect monument is Granada’s Alhambra Palace, arguably the most sensual building in all of Europe. Seville, not to be outdone, has a fabulously ornamented Alcázar and the grandest of all Gothic cathedrals. Today, Andalucía’s capital and seat of the region’s autonomous parliament is a vibrant contemporary metropolis that’s impossible to resist. Córdoba’s exquisite Mezquita, the most magnificent mosque constructed by the Moors, is a landmark building in world architecture and not to be missed.

ME 496 Special Topics: Renewable Energy
Dr. Jose Davila, 3 credit hours: Open to all students, no prerequisites.
Enhance your resume with a Sustainable Energy/Engineering Course.


News from the Registrar

Important Upcoming Dates on the Academic Calendar:
• April 18: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course
The Spring Final Exam schedules links can be found on the Registrar’s webpage!
The Summer and Fall 2014 course schedules are posted on the Web!
Summer and Fall 2014 Registration is Open
Remember: ALL undergraduate students (Day and 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.

Be a Memphis River Warrior!

riverwarriorsBe a warrior — a Memphis River Warrior — on Saturday, April 26, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Join the CBU Honors Program and the Memphis River Warriors to help clean up McKellar Lake. Although CBU participates in regular McKellar Lake cleanups, this particular cleanup is designated as part of Mayor Wharton’s Faith In Action cleanup. If you are interested in being inducted into the Memphis River Warriors by helping pick up a couple of thousand pounds of trash, email Dr. Tracie Burke at and she will hook you up. All participants will meet at Cooper-Wilson at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to the cleanup site. All Warriors MUST wear close-toed shoes and be ready to dominate some trash! More info on the Memphis River Warriors can be found at their Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

A LASALLIAN MISSION: CBU faculty, staff and students in the Physician Assistant Program will share details of a recent mission trip to Haiti in their presentation entitled “A Lasallian Mission: Saving Lives, Revitalizing Communities and Transforming Global Health” on Tuesday, April 22, at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

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 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.

DIVERSITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP: Amy Ware, Director of CBU Career Services, and Dorothy Cox, Community Learning Corridor Liaison at Rhodes College, will present a Diversity Awareness Workshop on Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. This unique diversity training workshop consists of a series of incremental, participatory activities that empower individuals of all backgrounds to take leadership in building inclusive communities on campus. It is a powerful experience that will allow participants to celebrate similarities and differences; recognize misinformation that people have learned about various groups; and understand the personal impact of discrimination.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: The ENVISION Team, the Creative Writing Club, and the English Club will be sponsoring an Open Mic Night at Java Cabana on April 24 at 7:15 p.m. A raffle will take place for any CBU student who plans to attend. Please contact Taylor Flake at, Jonathan Moseley at, or Larshay Watson or for more information.

will be held in Boshwit Courtyard on Friday, April 25 with performances by Goose (@BandGoose), Wave Chapelle, Spaceface, Fingertrick, and DJ John Dawson! Performances start promptly at 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Sofapalooza is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE! Local food and drink will be available.

filmfestS.O.S. SHORT FILM FEATURED AT FILM FESTIVAL: CBU’s September of Service non-profits make Memphis Rock! A (very) short film about September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds and the non-profits it serves will be shown in the “Memphis Rocks” category of the On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival on Saturday, April 26. The film, created by Trey McGinnis and Becky Wauford, is viewable here and features many of our September of Service participants. The “Memphis Rocks” category is the brainchild of Jeremy Parks of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and welcomes Memphians to submit short films (up to five minutes) about what they think makes Memphis Rock. It is part of the larger Memphis Rocks civic pride/fundraising initiative for a Fallen Officers memorial in Memphis. More information about the category and the initiative, as well as a link to all the videos that were shown last year (including CBU’s), can found at this link. (We have it on good authority that Harding’s Happy in Memphis video will also be shown at the festival.)

STRESS RELIEF WEEK (PRE-EXAMS): The Self Esteem/Empowerment Sub-Committee of the President’s Commision on Women is hosting Stress Relief Week April 28-May 2 to provide students, faculty, and staff some activities where they can “de-stress” and relax before final exams begin the following week. The schedule is as follows:
•  Monday, April 28: Meditation Session, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, led by Dr. Pong Malasri
• Tuesday, April 29: Aromatherapy Session, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph 10, led by Dr. Kelly James
• Thursday, May 1: Yoga Session, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, led by Dr. Leigh Pittenger

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP: Graduating Seniors! Are you still looking for a job after graduation? This event, scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, is geared for you. This “conference style” workshop will give you opportunities to have your resume reviews by recruiters, and sit in on several mini-sessions on interviewing skills, job search strategies, and more!  Come to Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m. RSVP through your CareerLinX account is required by Friday, April 25. 

HAITI SEMINAR: Jenessa Gebers, former CBU Lasallian Fellow, will present a seminar on “CBU Connections: Public Health and Malnutrition Initiatives in Haiti,” about a child malnutrition initiative in Haiti through Partners in Health that has the potential to revolutionize the stunning level of malnutrition in Haiti. CBU Nursing and pre-med students will also give slide talks about their medical mission trips to Haiti. Wednesday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

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!

STRESS RELIEF (EXAM WEEK): Student Life will host several events to help ease the stress during Exam Week:
• Wednesday, May 7: Therapy Dogs and Massages, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Buc Patio. It’s a proven fact that petting a dog can relieve stress and lower blood pressure. And massages aren’t bad either…
• Thursday, May 8: CBU Pancake Study Break, 9:00-11:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. It’s not really a proven fact that pancakes help you study, but they certainly can’t hurt…

COMMENCEMENT WEEK! Full schedule at!

Buccaneer Bulletin

BASEBALL (11-28, 3-21 GSC)
04/10: Bucs 9, LeMoyne-Owen 3 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
04/12: Bucs 4/0, Alabama-Huntsville 5/4 (at Huntsville, AL)
04/13: Bucs 7Alabama-Huntsville 3 (at Huntsville, AL)

SOFTBALL (9-32, 2-22 GSC)
04/09: Lady Bucs 8/4, Talledega 0/1 (at Bland Field)
04/12: Lady Bucs 0/1Alabama-Huntsville 8/5 (at Huntsville, AL)
04/13: Lady Bucs 6Alabama-Huntsville 1 (at Huntsville, AL)

04/17: LeMoyne-Owen College (Jesse Turner Park; 3:00 p.m.)
04/18: University of West Georgia (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
04/19: University of West Georgia (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)

04/18: University of West Georgia (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/19: University of West Georgia (Bland Field; noon)

04/14-15: TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate (Hermitage Golf Club; Old Hickory, TN)