will be held in Boshwit Courtyard on Friday, April 25. 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 —  Food is covered for students with an active meal plan, and drinks are available free of charge to all current students with ID.

5:00 – DJ John Dawson, spinning the hits you know and love!
5:45 – Fingertrick, providing the guitar riffs that make Memphis great!
6:45 – Spaceface, with huge sounds and an even bigger light show!
7:45 – Wave Chapelle, a Memphis native who is taking the rap scene by storm!
9:00 – Goose, headlining for their FIRST SHOW EVER in Tennessee!

More info (and videos) >>>

This Week at CBU

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.

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 Tuesday, April 22, 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.

PRAYER & REMEMBRANCES SERVICE FOR CHARLIE HUGHES: A prayer and remembrance service will be held Tuesday, April 22, at 8:00 p.m. in the University Theater for CBU student Charlie Hughes (Civil Engineering ’16), who was killed early Sunday morning in an automobile accident. Please keep Charlie’s friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

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.

INTRAMURAL END OF YEAR BASH: The Intramural End of Year Bash at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes will be filled with bowling, laughter, and the various awards to players and teams for the 2013-2014 year. This Thursday, April 24 — contact Thien Nguyen at for more info!

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.

PUBLIC HEALTH SPEAKER: The CBU Physician Assistant Student Society will host guest lecturer Janet Shipman, Attorney for the Shelby County Health Department, on Friday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Ms. Shipman will speak on the County’s Public Health Initiatives which aim to improve quality of life in the community by addressing issues such as health education and maternal and child health. All CBU students, faculty and staff are welcome.

riverwarriorsRIVER WARRIORS: Be 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.

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.)

EARTH DAY 5K: Celebrate going green at the third annual Earth Day 5K! After the race, runners are invited to participate in a tree planting at Shelby Farms Park or to take one of the saplings home to green up their community. Register today and save—the price goes up on race day! Pre-registration is $25 online, and goes up to $30 on race day.  All proceeds from Down to Earth + Earth Day 5K benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the nonprofit organization that manages and operates Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline. CBU is an official sponsor of the Earth Day 5K. 



Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald
(Biology) has assumed her role as president of Region III of the Alpha Chi National Organization, as of the National Convention held March 27-29 in St Louis. Also at the convention, CBU’s TN Theta Chapter was recognized as a Star chapter for the fifth time. Stephanie Allen-Winters (Biology ’14), chapter vice president, presented the results from her senior research with Dr. Anand Kanwaljeet in the Health Sciences division of the Alpha Chi presentations and won first place for her presentation entitled “How demographic factors influence the cortisol levels of infants and young children.” Stephanie also competed and won one of two regional scholarships (Region III SE USA) of $500 to be used towards her graduate education.  Pictured above (l-r) are Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, chapter advisor; Elton Banks (Biomedical Science ’14), chapter president; and Stephanie Allen-Winters, chapter vice president.

Joanna Arnett (Biochemistry ’15) has been selected to be a Summer Research Scholar to participate in research during Summer 2014 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Anna Birg
 (Biochemistry ’14) was honored by the School of Sciences with the  Dominic Dunn Award at the Student Research Poster Session on April 15.  This award is presented annually by the faculty of the School of Sciences to the outstanding graduating senior with a major in science or mathematics.  The award is given in the memory of Brother Dominic Dunn to the graduate giving strong evidence of academic excellence and of service to the University and/or the community. Anna is pictured above with Dr. Johnny Holmes, Dean of the School of Sciences.

Damien Stevenson (Biochemistry ’15) has been selected to participate in the 2014 Tennessee Institute for Pre-professionals summer program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Esha Thakore (Biochemistry ’14) has been accepted into the Fall 2014 entering class of the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy in Memphis.

J.D. Wolfe (Biochemistry ’15) has been selected to participate in the Summer Science Program at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

Kudos (Sort of…)

Dr. Norm Sperling
, editor/publisher (and janitor) of the Journal of Irreproducible Results, visited the campus of CBU on April 18 as part of his cross-country tour, in order to see for himself:
1) What kind of person would write an article pertaining to sleeping in class as a risk factor for low grades (which was recently published in the Journal);
2) What kind of institution would employ such a person.
Dr. Sperling is pictured above (at right) with Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology), who wrote the article in question. Dr. Eisen says that he trusts that Dr. Sperling got satisfactory answers to both questions.

(Photo courtesy of Dr. Art Yanushka)

150 Days of Giving: Vote for CBU!

CBU needs your vote! Help CBU receive a $5,000 donation by simply voting online. First Tennessee Bank is celebrating their 150th anniversary with 150 Days of Giving. Starting on their 150th birthday — March 25 — they will give away $5,000 a day, each day, to a different nonprofit. The winners will be determined by online voting that’s open to the public, and you can vote for up to 10 different nonprofits each day. Help CBU by voting at www.150DaysofGiving.comYou can vote each day from any device. If you have more than one device (a laptop, smartphone, etc.), you can vote from each device each day. Your votes will continue to count until CBU wins or until the 150 Days of Giving ends (August 21), so bookmark this link and vote every day!

Upcoming Events

SHOE DRIVE (WITH BENEFITS): Want to clean out your closet while at the same time help the underprivileged?  Then bring us your used tennis shoes, running shoes, or athletic shoes!  CBU Enactus has partnered with Shoe Good, a non-profit committed to revamping used tennis shoes for distribution to the disadvantaged around the world. Shoes will be collected in the Quad on Monday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29, 12:30-2:00 p.m. For every pair of shoes you donate, you get FIVE water balloons to throw at faculty targets.

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

unclesamJOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP:  Seniors, are you still seeking employment after graduation?  Juniors, are still looking for that summer internship?  Then join us for this conference-style “crash course” to better prepare yourself to find the job you want! Resume critiques from recruiters and alumni, plus mini-sessions on interviewing skills, networking, and job search strategies will be included! 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!

BUCS OVERBOARD: To celebrate the opening of the Canale Pool, Student Life is hosting a “Bucs Overboard” event in the pool/volleyball area on May 2, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

ALUMNI SLOSHBALL – #BUCS2014: Attention All Graduating Seniors! Sign up NOW for the 2014 Senior/Alumni Sloshball Tournament on Monday, May 5, starting at 4:00 p.m. at Bland Field. Register online at and join a team. For more information, contact Thien Nguyen at (BTW, Sloshball is kickball. With beer.)

STRESS RELIEF (EXAM WEEK): Do you need an enjoyable break from end-of-school-year stressors? If so, Student Life will host several events to help ease the stress during Exam Week:
Tuesday, May 6: Free Massages, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You can get a free chair massage (shoulder and neck) in the Thomas Center Conference Room by “Massage on the Go.”
Wednesday, May 7: Paws to Relax with the Therapy Dogs, 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. Visit with the Therapy Dogs, brought to campus by the Mid-South Therapy Dogs and Friends Organization.
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 (11-31, 3-24 GSC)
04/18: Bucs 1/0West Georgia 11/2 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
04/19: Bucs 1West Georgia 9 (at Nadicksbernd Field)

SOFTBALL (9-35, 2-25 GSC)
04/18: Lady Bucs 4/0, West Georgia 5/8 (at Bland Field)
04/19: Lady Bucs 1West Georgia 2 (at Bland Field)

04/14-15: TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate (at Old Hickory, TN); Bucs 10th of 14 teams. Mitchell Bennett led the Bucs, 19th place with 6-over-par (77-70-75-222).

04/22: Rhodes College (at Rhodes; 3:00 p.m.)
04/26: Lee University  (Cleveland, TN; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/27: Lee University (Cleveland, TN; 1:00 p.m.)

04/26: Lee University  (Cleveland, TN; noon doubleheader)
04/27: Lee University (Cleveland, TN; 1:00 p.m.)

04/21-22: Gulf South Conference Championships (Tunica National; Tunica, MS)