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.
SLAVERY 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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Jonathan Moseley at email@example.com, or Larshay Watson or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
RIVER 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 email@example.com 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.
S.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.