Welcome Lewis University Students and Staff!

Welcome to the Lewis University — our sister Lasallian University — faculty, staff and students who are traveling while on Spring Break to Memphis and then on to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama! Four students and three members of the staff will join us Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week as part of a Social Justice group that is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Lewis students and faculty/staff will  be hosted by the Lasallian Collegians and the De La Salle Christian Brothers living on campus at Lambert Hall. Welcome to the Lewis Flyers!

This Week at CBU

TRAILBLAZERS OF MEMPHIS PROGRAM: CBU’s Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP and the  Black Student Association will host the inaugural Trailblazers of Memphis Gala. The Gala will honor current trailblazers of Memphis speakers from the Memphis area who have devoted their lives to destroying barriers and increasing civil rights for all in their respective fields.  The program will take place in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m., featuring Mr. David Porter from the Stax Museum, Ms. Velma Lois Jones, former TEA President, and former Mayor Willie Herenton. Join this celebration of the contributions that these individuals made to help cultivate the environment that we live in today. For questions, email trailblazersofmemphis@yahoo.com. Click here to RSVP for this event.

Monday, March 2: Alcohol Informational (Alfonso Foyer, 11:00-1:30) You probably think you know all about alcohol; but some things might still surprise you. Plus, driving impaired can impact many people’s lives. Come hear the story of one such incident from many different perspectives
Tuesday, March 3: Commuter Breakfast (St. Joseph Hall Breezeway, 9:00-10:00 a.m.) After a busy night, sometimes the best thing is to wake up and prepare a quality breakfast. Well we’ve got breakfast covered. Student Life staff will be distributing Chic-Fil-A biscuits. Supplies are limited; one per person.
Wednesday, March 4: Awareness Expo (Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00-1:00) It’s the return of the Awareness Expo and your opportunity to win some FREE GAS CARDS! Come take the beer goggle challenge, play a few rounds of Bei Rut; try your hand at some alcohol trivia; and grab an awesome jello shot as you head out the door.
Thursday, March 5: Mocktails (Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:30-1:00) Get ready for the beach and other spring break destinations with these alcohol-free alternatives. Members of the Student Life staff will prepare these specialty drinks for you; so be sure to drop by.

Every Friday in Lent: Stations of the Cross with Campus Ministry at De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, 5:30 p.m.
Every Sunday evening: Confessions available in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Every Tuesday in Lent: Lenten Reflections with Peer Minsters in St. Joseph Hall 10, 7:00 p.m.

Career Services Calendar

Tuesday, March 3: Career Power Hour – What Employers Look For In Candidates (Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Thursday, March 5: Pizza & Professionals:  Grizzlies Prep Academy (Buckman Hall 102, 12:30–1:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 18: Internship Insights: Why You Need One! (Montesi Executive Center, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)
Thursday, March 19: Career Panel – Careers In Psychology, Counseling & Therapy (Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m.)

Casey Named Academic All-American Player of the Year

CBU senior guard Trey Casey has been named the Capital One Academic All-America Men’s Basketball Player of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is his second consecutive year being named a First Team Academic All-American.

Casey, a native of Cincinnati and a graduate of La Salle High School, is averaging 18.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game for the Bucs while carrying a perfect 4.0 GPA in Business Administration. He was First Team All-GSC last year and GSC Tournament Most Outstanding Player as a sophomore, when he led the Bucs to the GSC championship. Casey ranks 16th on CBU’s all-time scoring list with 1,441 points, and his 197 career steals are a school record. His 206 three-pointers are sixth in school history, and his 42.5 percent three-point percentage is fourth in school history.

Casey is CBU’s first Academic All-America Player of the Year, and his First Team Academic All-America selection is the school’s third, joining Jennifer Kett, who won the award in 2003 in women’s soccer, as well as his own selection last season. Softball player Jenny Barnard was a Second Team Academic All-American in 2006, and baseball player John Raymond Hehn was Third Team Academic All-American in 2006.


Anna Baumheckel
(Chemical Engineering ’15) was recognized as the 2015 CBU Featured Engineering Student for her academic achievement, professional potential, and service to the CBU community at the 2015 Engineers Week Banquet on February 26.  She has served CBU as a President’s Ambassador, Summer Advising & Registration Leader, and tutor in the Math Center.  As student assistant to the Dean of Academic Services, she played a significant role in preparation and execution of freshman orientation. Anna is active in the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Tau Beta Pi. She is also a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  Professionally, Anna has been an intern with Logical Systems, Inc. In this role, she was contracted to BASF and performed a number of tasks, including participation in Pre-Startup Safety Reviews. She is pictured above being presented the award by Dr. Randel Price (Chemical Engineering).

Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) was named Gulf South Player of the Week after a 20-point effort against Alabama-Huntsville and a career-high 35 points with eight rebounds, six assists and eight steals against North Alabama. His eight steals tied the school record for steals in a game, and in the process, he broke the school record for career steals.

Dr. Siripong Malasri
(Dean of Engineering) was honored by the Memphis Chapter of theTennessee Society of Professional Engineers with its 2015 Distinguished Service Award at the Engineers Week Banquet on February 26. The award was established to recognize the outstanding service of long-time TSPE members for their eminent technical contributions to the field of engineering or exceptional contributions to the engineering profession.  Dr. Malasri has been active in many organizations including Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council (MJEC), International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), and TSPE.  He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Tennessee and one of the 26 ISTA CPLP Professional in the world.  In addition he serves as Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology.  Under his leadership CBU currently operates an ISTA Certified Packaging Test Lab and hosts the Healthcare Packaging Consortium. Dr. Malasri is pictured above with his son JT Malasri (’06, MBA ’12), who presented the award.

Disha Patel (MSPAS ’16) has been selected as a recipient of one of 37 scholarships from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants PA Foundation. Nearly 1,300 applications were submitted to the foundation from students in the 180+ programs nationwide.

Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical Engineering) was recognized as the 2015 CBU Featured Engineer for his scholarly work during the calendar year 2014 at the 2015 Engineers Week Luncheon on February 25 along with featured engineers from other engineering organizations. In 2014 he published four books; Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Composites: Design, Simulation, and Application(CRC Press), Chemical Process in Liquid and Solid Phase: Properties, Performance and Applications (CRC Press), Chemical and Biochemical Engineering: New Materials and Developed Components (Apple Academic Press), and Engineering Materials: Applied Research and Evaluation Methods (Apple Academic Press). In addition, he published an article entitled “Softwood Pallet Stringer Temperature Estimation” in the International Journal of Advanced Packaging TechnologyPictured above (l-r): Richard Gadomski (Board of Trustees), Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (2015 CBU Featured Engineer), Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering), Professor Gene McGinnis (Civil & Environmental Engineering, Chair), Dr. Joseph Qualls (Electrical Engineering, Adjunct), Dr. John Ventura (Electrical Engineering), and Dr. Eric Welch (Electrical & Computer Engineering, Chair).

Carol Dodge Whelchel
(Civil Engineering ’08) was honored by the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers with its 2015 Young Engineer of the Year Award at the Engineers Week Banquet on February 26. Carol has worked as a Natural Gas Distribution and Transmission Design Engineer at Memphis Light Gas & Water (MLGW) for 4 1/2 years, where she designs and manages gas main relocation and replacement projects for the distribution and transmission systems. She is currently involved with the MLGW Junior Engineer / Professional Engineer Program (JEPE). JEPE is a program that mentors newly hired engineers and encourages professional developmental for all engineers. She has volunteered with various organizations and events including ASCE Younger Member CANstruction, TSPE Younger Member Engineering Art Show, & TPSE Mathcounts. She has spoken to high school and college students about working as an engineer and the importance of mentorship. Last year, she volunteered as a steel bridge judge for the ASCE Student Competition hosted by CBU. She is pictured above with Lee Schumann (’05), TSPE Memphis Chapter President.

JD Wolfe (Biochemistry ’15) has been accepted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

Have Any Plans for the End of the School Year?

How about studying abroad?
In May 2015, study international finance or global studies (an approved General Education Requirement) in London and Paris. Enjoy the bohemian artists in the Latin Quarter, visit popular and historical sites like Big Ben or Arc De Tromphe, shop at the Galeries Lafayette, and even have fun at the Piccadilly Circus. It does not have to end there! There is so much to see and do, so 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. If you get a stipend, then you can reduce the cost to $1,950; recruit another student and get another $200 off. So now you pay $1,750 for a fabulous study trip in two magnificent locations. Students who want to study abroad are encouraged to come to the study abroad office and work out a payment plan.

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

For the scholarship application visit www.cbu.edu/study-abroad-scholarships.

Calling All CBU Art Students!

The Box Gallery at the University Memphis
is calling for entries to its annual “Best of Memphis” juried exhibit — open to all students enrolled in college art classes in the Memphis area. The exhibit is being juried by Joel Parsons, director of the Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College and and owner/operator of Beige, and will open on March 20. Deadline for entries is March 9. Click here for entry instructions.

Join the Peer Mentoring 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 campus and community, or networking opportunities? Do you want to build strong relationships with your peers?

Then take your CBU experience to the next level by joining the Peer Mentoring Program!

Being a Peer Mentee allows you to:
• Gain knowledge about CBU and what we have to offer
• Get advice from seasoned upperclassmen
• Find additional academic and social resources
• Learn about internships
• Get involved in a new way
• Get tips about your professors
• Identify specific skills that you need to strengthen
• Learn to navigate the CBU network
|• Build strong relationships with other students

The Peer Mentoring Program is 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 semester. 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.

Mentors and mentees will meet and discuss their schedules and set times that work for both parties. Each week your mentor will reach out to you in some way and will be available to meet with you.

Peer Mentee Applications are now being accepted!

If you have any questions please contact Shelby Roberts at (901) 321-3342 or Shelby.Roberts@cbu.edu. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to grow and enhance your education.

News from the Office of the Registrar

Fall 2015 Registration Opening Dates
• March 23: Adult Professional Studies & Graduate
• March 30: Day Seniors and Juniors
• April 1: Day Sophomores
• April 3: Day Freshmen

The Fall Course Schedule will be available later this week on the Web.

Contact your advisor now to set up an appointment.
Note: CBU is closed April 2-6, so Freshmen need to be sure to schedule their advising appointments before April 2.

Undergraduate Day and CAPS students meet with their advisor to receive their alternate PIN. Graduate students have their alternate PIN always available in BannerWeb on the ALT PIN page.

Tip for Undergraduates: Once you register for the first course, your ALT PIN will become visible on the ALT PIN page.

Check BannerWeb to see if you have any holdsTake care of these now so you will be able to register on time.

Check the Academic Calendar for add/drop and withdrawal deadlines for specific terms or semesters.

Upcoming Events

VOLUNTEER FAIR: The CBU Honors Program and Student Government (in conjunction with Career Services) are partnering for CBU’s Volunteer Fair on ThursdayMarch 19 in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This event is intended to promote awareness and establish a connection between CBU students, faculty, and staff and our community’s non-profit organizations. A dozen local agencies will be on-hand to share their indispensable insight regarding all aspects of the admirable works that take place in the Memphis community, as well as educating attendees on how they can get involved.

STEMM WORKSHOP: Christian Brothers University in partnership with Christian Brothers High School is offering a workshop for educators featuring Dr. Justin Whitmer on “Facilitating Questions and Creating Problems” on Friday, March 20 in Montesi Executive Center, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Participants will apply the basic principles of scientific inquiry and design thinking integral to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) education; participate in collaborative breakout sessions to build lesson plans with compelling problems and case studies in various disciplines such as English, Literature, Social Studies, Sciences, and Fine Arts; learn tips to transform a classroom into a collaborative learning environment in multiple academic disciplines in grades K-12; and build project-based and problem-based lesson plans and develop assessment strategies to employ in classrooms. The cost is $95 (which includes lunch), and participants will earn six PDHs for attending. Online enrollment is available at stemmcolab.com/training. For more information, contact Rebeccca Neves, CBHS STEMM CoLaB Director, at rneves@cbhs.org.

CBU’S GOT TALENT: Looking for the next big event on campus?? The Black Student Association will be hosting their annual Talent Show on March 27 in the University Theater, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in Alfonso Dining Hall starting March 2 for only $5. Get yours early because this is one event you don’t want to miss! Do you have a talent? Click here to sign up to perform!


FOOD & 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. Copies of Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology will be available for purchase at a 10% discount. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith.

STEEL TOES TO STILETTOS: The Society of Women Engineers is hosting its 4th Annual Steel Toes to Stilettos Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Friday, March 27 at Just For Lunch in Chickasaw Oaks Plaza (3092 Poplar). There will be hors d¹oeuvres, live music, wine tasting and beer tasting. Single tickets are $30, or a pair of tickets are $50. The funds go towards free engineering workshops for high school and middle school girls that SWE offers every semester. The objective of the workshops is to interest more girls in STEM programs. The funds also support travel costs for SWE students attending the national conference, where they learn many skills for the future and are provided a chance to apply for internships—as well as jobs upon graduation. For information on purchasing advance tickets, email SWE.D055@gmail.com or Gabby Gomez-Pedro at ggomezpe@cbu.edu.

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.

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BANQUET (rescheduled): The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2015 and will induct the five inductees at the Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday night, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $45 each, and a table of eight is $360. The Class of 2015 includes Bill Bintz (Basketball ’73), Kenny Greene (Baseball ’84), Leon Haag (Basketball ’60), Taneisha Lenon (Basketball ’00), and Charlie Leonard (Basketball ’75, Coach ’90-97). For more information on the banquet, please contact Brian Summers at (901) 321-3370 or bsummers@cbu.edu.

simone-cambellVANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM: The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium presents Sister Simone Campbell as its 2015 keynote speaker on April 16 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m.. Sister Simone has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice. Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues. During the 2010 congressional debate about healthcare reform, she wrote the famous “nuns’ letter” supporting the reform bill and got 59 leaders of Catholic Sisters, including LCWR, to sign on. In 2012, she was also instrumental in organizing the “Nuns on the Bus” tour of nine states to oppose the “Ryan Budget” approved by the House of Representatives. This budget would decimate programs meant to help people in need. “Nuns on the Bus” received an avalanche of attention across the nation from religious communities, elected officials and the media. Simone has often been featured in the national and international media, including appearances on 60 MinutesThe Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She has received numerous awards, including a “Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award” and the “Defender of Democracy Award” from the international Parliamentarians for Global Action. In addition, she has been the keynote or featured speaker at numerous large gatherings, including the 2012 Democratic National Convention. For more information, visit www.gvanderhaar.org.

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK (rescheduled): As the closing lecture of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens exhibition “Hail! Britannia!,” 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.

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.

Intramural Commissioner Applications 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 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Visit www.cbu.edu/recreation-team now for full job description and application instructions. Applications are due Wednesday, March 18. Feel free to contact Thien Nguyen, thien.nguyen@cbu.edu with questions.

Buccaneer Bulletin

MEN’S BASKETBALL (15-11, 12-10 GSC)
02/26: Bucs 65, Union University 72 (at Canale Arena)
02/26: Lady Bucs 61Union University 73 (at Canale Arena)
BASEBALL (6-7, 2-4 GSC)
02/25: Bucs 5, Calumet-St. Joseph 1 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/28: Bucs 1/2West Florida 3/6 (at Pensacola, FL)
03/01: Bucs 0, West Florida 7 (at Pensacola, FL)
SOFTBALL (4-13, 2-7 GSC)
02/28: Lady Bucs 10, West Florida 4 (at Pensacola, FL)
02/28: Lady Bucs 1West Florida 2 (at Pensacola, FL)
03/01: Lady Bucs 2West Florida 6 (at Pensacola, FL)
03/03: University of West Georgia (GSC Quarterfinal; Homewood, AL; 8:00 p.m.)
03/06: GSC Semifinal (Homewood, AL)
03/07: GSC Championship (Homewood, AL)
03/07: Delta State University (Nadicksbernd Field; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/08: Delta State University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
03/03: Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/07: Delta State University (Nadicksbernd Field; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/08: Delta State University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
03/04: University of the Ozarks (TPC at Southwind; 12:00 p.m.)
03/02-03: Spring Hill Badgers Invitational (Mobile, AL)
03/07: Mississippi College Season Opener (Clinton, MS)