A Valentine for Ms. Sadie

Honors Program students Payton Powers and Rachel Depperschmidt ask Ms. Sadie to be their Valentine. From February to April, students in the the CBU Honors Program participate in the program’s Deliberate Acts of Kindness (DAK) project. A different student each day performs a Deliberate Act of Kindness for another person (or persons) at CBU or in the community. Since Payton Powers‘ and Rachel Depperschmidt‘s DAKs were on corresponding days just before Valentine’s, they decided to work together to ask Ms. Sadie Lisenby, CBU’s beloved Director of Counseling, to be their Valentine. To do so, they made posters, bought flowers and candy, and recruited other members of the Honors Program to help them by participating in a flash mob dance. After all this, Payton and Rachel were so happy when Ms. Sadie said YES! Thank you, Ms. Sadie, for all you do for ALL our CBU students, faculty, and staff.

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This Week at CBU

For a complete and up-to-date calendar of events, visit www.cbu.edu/cbu-events.

NAACP MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: The CBU chapter of the NAACP is holding a membership drive all this week in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dues are $15 for students under 21 and $30 for individuals over 21. For more information, email naacp@cbu.edu.

Mardi_Gras_mask_cateyes_iconPRE-ASH BASH: Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? Join Campus Ministry and the Peer Ministers to celebrate Fat Tuesday CBU style! There will be a Pre-Ash Bash on Tuesday, February 17 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Living Learning Center, complete with jazz music, king cake, mask decorating, and a whole lot more! Come celebrate with your fellow students and kick this year’s Lent off right!

ASH WEDNESDAY: Distribution of Ashes will take place throughout the day at various locations on campus:
7:30-8:15 a.m. in Cooper-Wilson Center Foyer
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge
Mass at 5:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel
5:00-5:45 p.m. in Buckman Hall Foyer

NSBE DONUT SALE: The CBU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will be selling donuts, muffins, and orange juice in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center and outside of the Computer Center on Thursday, February 19, 7:00-9:30 a.m. They will also be handing out fun facts about minority scientists and engineers who have contributed to American society over the years. Funds from sales will benefit the Memphis NSBE Jr. chapter, which consists of children who are mentored by the NSBE and encouraged to pursue STEM career paths.

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: As part of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ “Munch and Learn” brown-bag lecture series, Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Wednesday, February 18 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, noon to 1:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.

jaws-pinkpalaceYOUNG PROFESSIONALS “JAWS” EVENT: The Pink Palace Museum is pleased to offer the first Young Professionals event – Beer/Wine & A Movie on Thursday, February 19. You’ll see JAWS like never before, in the CTI Giant Screen Theater at the Pink Palace! Enjoy complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and popcorn. The cost is $10pp. Must be 21 and older. Reception begins at 5:30; movie begins at 6:30. There will be no late seating. Reservations are limited. Buy your tickets now!

elaineblanchard-6THE POWER OF STORYTELLING: Elaine Blanchard will discuss “The Power of Storytelling” on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 155. Elaine Blanchard is Elaine is a storyteller, writer, and actor. She also is an adjunct professor at Memphis Theological Seminary and facilitates ongoing classes as part of her Prison Stories project at Shelby County’s jail for women. Sponsored by Alpha Chi. For further information contact Dr Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu.

Come out to the third For the LOVE of Gardening Workshop series Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 358. Art Johnson will be teaching participants how to maintain their gardens. This workshop is FREE to CBU students, $10 for other students, and $20 general admission. 
Memphis native Art Johnson started gardening in 2010 when he stumbled upon an employment opportunity. He is the Garden Coordinator at the TIGURS Urban Garden at the University of Memphis. He loves the solitude of the garden and how he can share it with other people. He also loves the “yummy organic food right off the plant” and “working amid the lush greenery on a perfect spring or summer day.” He says students should come to his workshop to share their gardening experiences and notes and grow better gardens and communities, he says, “isn’t that what ‘community’ is all about?” Register to attend this workshop at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1149318

“PINK GOES RED” BASKETBALL GAME: The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invite the CBU community to the Pink Goes Red Basketball Game on Thursday, February 19 starting at 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. AKA requests that everyone wear red in honor of Heart Disease Month. Mu Epsilon will be handing out healthy snacks and giving out information on heart disease.

THE LION KING AT THE ORPHEUM: Join Student Life on Sunday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. and experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage, The Lion King. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges in the mist. SOLD OUT! (But check www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs to see if any tickets become available.)


Johnnathon Kring (ITS) has earned the Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security (CCNA Security) professional certification, showcasing his knowledge of network security fundamentals.

An article entitled “Experimental Verification of McKee Formula” authored by Badar Aloumi (MSEM), Waleed Alnashwan (MSEM), Siripong Malasri (Dean of Engineering), Alex Othmani (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Michael Kist (MSEM), Nathan Sampson (Engineering Management ’15), Sebastian Polania (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Yuliana Sanchez-Luna (Civil Engineering ’17), Matthew Johnson (Engineering Management ’15), and Ronald Fotso (Computer Science ’15) was recently published in the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology, 3(1), 129-137, 2015.

Career Services Calendar

Thursday, February 19: Pizza & Professionals (Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.)  Come learn about CBIZ-MHM — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza! What a deal!  All students interested in learning more about the company are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, February 24: 2015 Career & Internship Expo (Canale Arena, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) This semester’s expo features 58 (and counting) companies seeking to fill a variety of full-time and internship positions across many different majors are already confirmed, and more are expected!   Make plans to be there!  Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Employers already scheduled to attend include: Achievement Schools, Aflac, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, Aspire Public Schools, AZO Inc., Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center, Bartlett City Schools, Becker CPA Review, BRIDGES/Bridge Builders, Capital Financial Advisors, Catholic Diocese Of Memphis Department Of Education, CBRE, CBU Department Of Education, Church Health Center, Collierville Schools, Cordova Safety Products, ECS Federal, Inc., EdR Collegiate Housing, Enterprise Holdings, Ericson Group, Inc., First Tennessee Bank, Flintco LLC, Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School, Gateway Group Personnel, Gestalt Community Schools, GRAD Academy Memphis, Green Dot Public Schools, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools, Kroger, Lasallian Volunteers, Leadership Preparatory Charter School, MassMutual, Medtronic, Inc., New York Life, Nike, NovaCopy, Outback Steakhouse, Raymond James Financial, Regional One Health, Regus, Robert Half – Accoun temps, Sedgwick, ServiceMaster, Share One, Shelby County Schools, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Social Security Administration, Stabilit America dba Glasteel, Teach For America, TEKsystems, The West Clinic, Thomas & Betts, United BioSource Corporation, WKNO-TV/FM, WMC-TV, YES Prep Public Schools, Youth Villages, Inc.
Wednesday, February 25: Choosing A College Major Workshop (Montesi Executive Center, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)
Thursday, February 26: Careers In Sports Networking Luncheon (Canale Arena Skybox, 12:15-1:50 p.m.)

News at CBU

Twenty-five CBU students, along with new staff members, joined the Christian Brothers of Lambert Hall for Dinner & Conversation with the Brothers, on the topic of “Balancing Life’s Priorities.” Brother Terence McLaughlin, Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut, and Brother Getachew Alemayehu shared some opening remarks about their experiences and how they prioritize vocation, faith, community, and personal development. This was followed by a social with the other Brothers in their Community Lounge, and then this dinner gathering to have further conversations between Brothers and students about this topic.

Peer Mentor Program

Are you interested in taking charge of your education? Do you want an accountability partner? Would you like additional support in regards to academics, the CBU community and campus, or networking opportunities? Do you want to build strong relationships with your peers? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then the Peer Mentor Program is for you!

The Peer Mentor Program was designed as an additional resource for students who want to build a strong relationship with their peers while learning new skills and gaining experience that will lead to success academically and socially. Each mentee is matched with a mentor and a group of 2-5 other mentees. Students will meet as a group and as well as individually throughout the spring semester as your schedule permits. Your mentor will guide you through unique challenges that you face and be a resource for any questions or concerns you have. This program will help strengthen the academic skills you have while giving you tips and tricks to make you more successful in all aspects of college life.

We are currently accepting applications for students interested in taking charge of their education and having a peer mentor this semester. You can submit your application or any questions to Shelby Roberts in Academic Services, Barry Hall 33.

Explore the World

Want to become a global citizen?
Then explore the world through study abroad. Learn about finance and global studies in London and Paris this May.  After taking exams, travel the streets of London and Paris and see Buckingham Palace, the Arc de Triomphe, Lloyd’s of London Headquarters, Kensington Gardens, and more! You can even take a river cruise or go to the Piccadilly Circus (pictured above)! This is an opportunity to see the world, experience new people, delve into new culture, and to actually become a global citizen. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Study Aboard has numerous opportunities to cut down on cost, including several $500 stipends for students traveling abroad this year. Students who want to study abroad are encouraged to come to the study abroad office and work out a payment plan.

Hurry! Deadlines are coming up:
• Students must be registered for classes before spring break, and full payment must be received by April 15.
• $300 deposit is due February 17.

For more information on the London Paris trip or ways to reduce cost, visit www.cbu.edu/studyabroad.

Upcoming February Events

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH SONNY DAVIS: Join the CBU chapter of the NAACP to share in conversation with civil rights activist Dr. Elvernice “Sonny” Davis on February 24 at 12:15 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Davis serves as interim executive director for the United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, and spent 30 years as an active duty chaplain in the United States Army. You don’t have to be an NAACP member to attend and you’re welcome to bring a friend! For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

FORUM ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: The CBU community is invited to attend a forum on “The Basics of Alzheimer’s” on Tuesday, February 24, 1:00–1:50  p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Ms. Miriam Clay, Manager of Programs and Education for the Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, whose presentation will cover some of the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and where we currently stand with Alzheimer’s research, as well as available programs and services that are available to the West Tennessee community. Also featured will be the following panelists: Hannah Addison (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering), Ms. Kay Cunningham (Plough Library), and Brother Terence McLaughlin (Lambert Hall Community). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sadie Lisenby, CBU Counseling Center at (901) 321-3527 or slisenby@cbu.edu.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH JESSE TURNER: The CBU chapter of the NAACP will host Jesse Turner, chairman of Tri-State Bank and the first African-American student to integrate CBHS (and any Memphis high school) on Thursday, February 26 in Assisi Hall 151 at 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

SUSTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is the final part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Adam Guerrero and Jovantae Thomas, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts. This last installment of For the Love of Gardening Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 26 in Buckman Hall 358 at 6:00 p.m. and will include ways to ensure that your garden can continue on with little to no cost. By saving seeds from successful plants this year you can start next years garden for free. This workshop will teach the best way to save any seed from your garden and grow a healthy plant from it the next year.  Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

The Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith will present a screening of the film Food Patriots on Thursday, February 26, in conjunction with the For the Love of Gardening Workshop Series and in partnership with GrowMemphis. Food Patriots begins with a wake up call: filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz’s son got sick eating chicken contaminated with a superbug, and antibiotics failed. The film chronicles the family’s newfound interest in food sources, getting outlaw chickens, and meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. They call the people who are doing this Food Patriots. The film will screen at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

“BLUE OUT” BASKETBALL GAMES: Alpha Xi Delta will be hosting their annual ‘Blue Out’ basketball game on Thursday, February 26 to raise awareness for their national philanthropy Autism Speaks. Canale Arena will be decked out all in blue, the players will be provided blue shoes laces, and the entire school is highly encouraged to wear blue to the game! ‘Blue’ treats and Autism Speaks gear will be on sale, with the the profits benefiting Autism Speaks. There will also be drawings for really cool prizes! It will be a very fun night and a great way to support Autism Speaks and our CBU Bucs! Lady Bucs vs. Union University at 5:00 p.m., and Bucs vs. Union University at 7:00 p.m.

THEATRE—365 DAYS/365 PLAYS: CBU Theatre will present its spring play, 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 in the University Theater, 7;30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $2.00 general admission. “This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day. Parks is one of the American theater’s most wily and innovative writers, and her stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous” — TIME magazine

CasinoNight15CASINO NIGHT: Student Life is teaming up with TKE to host the 2nd Annual Casino Night event to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalon Friday, February 27 in Alfonso Dining Hall at 8:00 p.m. All money raised will be donated to St. Jude! Free Snacks provided to all players! Prizes will be raffled off to winning players!

Upcoming Speakers: Mark Your Calendar

ayresFOOD & FAITH LECTURE: Dr. Jennifer Ayres will speak on “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System” in the University Theater on March 26 at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and God’s delight in the nourishment and enlivening of earthly bodies. Each time we share the bread and cup, we testify to God’s presence in the simple acts of eating and drinking together. What does this action mean, however, in the midst of a food system faced with such serious challenges as food insecurity, obstructed access to healthy and affordable food, community instability, environmental degradation, and the disenfranchisement of people? Jennifer Ayres’ research interests include religious environmental education; social activism and religious identity; faith formation in the context of popular culture; and feminist practical theology. She is the author of two books, Waiting for a Glacier to Move: Practicing Social Witness and Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology. Dr. Ayres is is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program at Emory University. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith.

jim_baileySEIDMAN TOWN HALL LECTURE:  The M. L. Seidman Memorial Town Hall Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Jim Bailey as its 2015 speaker on April 7 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Bailey will discuss “The Industrial Giants of Modern Healthcare Whose Time is Past” and the servant-leader champions of person-centered health care who are at work to replace them. Jim Bailey is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health Systems Improvement, cares for the sick, and teaches doctors in training. His research appears in many peer-reviewed medical journals, including JAMAJournal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bailey has an abiding passion for the classics, medical history, and ethics, and believes that sharing our stories can heal. He is the author of the novel, The End of Healing, which was published by The Healthy City in 2014. A book-signing will follow the lecture.

GaryChapmanWILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Tenth Annual Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will welcome Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, as its keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 28 at Christ United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Chapman is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers / Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology. Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations.

Buccaneer Bulletin

02/12: Bucs 70, West Florida 52 (at Canale Arena)
02/14: Bucs 91, Valdosta State 87 (at Canale Arena)
02/12: Lady Bucs 51, West Florida 63 (at Canale Arena)
02/14: Lady Bucs 52Valdosta State 59 (at Canale Arena)
BASEBALL (5-4, 2-1 GSC)
02/13: Bucs 2Mississippi College (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/14: Bucs 9/15, Mississippi College 2/6 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
SOFTBALL (3-8, 1-2 GSC)
02/13: Lady Bucs 4Evangel University 10 (at Bland Field)
02/13: Lady Bucs 9, Evangel University (at Bland Field)
02/14: Lady Bucs 1/0, Mississippi College 9/(at Bland Field)
02/15: Lady Bucs 11, Mississippi College (at Bland Field)
MEN’S TENNIS (1-1, 0-1 GSC)
02/15: Bucs 1, Alabama-Huntsville (at Huntsville, AL)
02/15: Lady Bucs 0Alabama-Huntsville (at Huntsville, AL)

02/19: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 7:30 p.m.)
02/21: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
02/19: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 5:30 p.m.)
02/21: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)
02/19: Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, TN; 4:00 p.m.)
02/21: Shorter University (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
02/22: Shorter University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/21: Shorter University (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/22: Shorter University (Bland Field; 12:00 p.m.)
02/18: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 12:00 p.m.)
02/22: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 12:00 p.m.)