This Week at CBU

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.

LASALLIAN COLLEGIANS PROFESSOR APPRECIATION CAMPAIGN: The Thanks4Teachers Campaign is an initiative by the Lasallian Collegians student organization to encourage students to write a letter or record a video saying thanks to their professors on Tuesday-Thursday in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The letters will be distributed to the faculty and staff, and the video played for the four Schools. One of the five core principles of Lasallian education is quality education, and this will give our students a unique way to offer appreciation to the teachers.

MISS BLACK AND GOLD INTEREST MEETING: The Nu Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host an interest meeting for the 2015 Miss Black and Gold Pageant on Wednesday March 18 at CBU in Montesi Executive Center at 5:00 p.m. and at Rhodes College in the Blount Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Nu Eta welcomes all women who are interested in participating in this event. If anyone is unable to attend either meeting and is interested, please contact for more information.

The CBU Honors Program and Student Government (in conjunction with Career Services) are partnering for CBU’s Do Something Volunteer Fair on ThursdayMarch 19 in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 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. More than a dozen local agencies will be on hand with volunteer opportunities, and Career Services will be there to help guide you in translating volunteer experience to important job skills. Participating agencies include Latino Memphis, Shelby Farms, Memphis Botanic Garden, Mid-South Spay and Neuter, the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux, The Church Health Center, DeNeuville Learning Center, Manna House, the Red Cross, Memphis Athletic Ministries, Memphis Child Advocacy Center, and more. Be sure to stop by our first ever CBU volunteer fair and see how YOU can make an impact!

RESEARCH PRESENTATION: As part of the research forum of the President’s Commission on Women, Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) will present her research work on Thursday, March 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Assisi Hall 153. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the event.

ISLAM 101: March has been officially recognized as the month to celebrate Muslims in Memphis, and the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will present several events this month, starting with ”Islam 101: A Brief Introduction to Islam” on Thursday, March 19 in Montesi Executive Center, 7:00-9:00 p.m. This brief presentation about the basic beliefs and teachings of Islam will be followed by a question and answer session with those present. All members of the CBU Community are welcome!

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 For more information, contact Rebeccca Neves, CBHS STEMM CoLaB Director, at

CAREER TRACKS 2.0: Attention sophomores! Plan to attend Career Tracks 2.0 — a Career Planning Program designed just for you! Discover your best major and career path with career and major assessments, a luncheon with local employers, and a faculty panel discussing how to explore different majors. Saturday, March 21 in Buckman Hall, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register via email at There are limited spots, so register NOW!!

trivia_tvALUMNI TRIVIA WITH BROTHER IGGY: Think you know just about everything? Come on out and display your knowledge of the trial (and not-so-trivial) on Saturday, March 21 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Hosted by CBU’s own Quizmaster General, Brother Ignatius Brown, the festivity begins at 6:00 p.m. when the doors open and really gets festive at 6:30 when the first fast-ball question is pitched. Register your six-person team for $15 per person (CBU students are just $5 per person!) at! Community tables available for individuals and walk-ins. BYOB/BYOF (food and drink), but free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available. Prizes will be awarded for all members of first and second place teams, and door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening. Brother Ignatius will also hold a “Heads or Tails” contest for further prizes! Mulligans are available per team at the door, five for $20. They can be used one per round through the 8th round. All proceeds from the evening benefit the National Alumni Association Scholarship.

RECEPTION FOR BARTLETT ART EXHIBITION: A public reception for the artists of the Bartlett Art Association, whose work is currently on exhibition in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery, will be held in the gallery (lower level of Plough Library) on Sunday, March 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Participating artists are Sheila Bentley, Jeanie Box, Gene Callaway, Carol Caughey, Nancy Crossett, Rita Datillo, Lynda Davison, Becky Deaux, Sandra Horton, Lyle, Becky Ross McRae, Carol Pollard, Sandra Swett, Jeanne Tutor, Joe L. Umphress, Linda E. Umphress, Marc Wheetley, and Jon Woodhams. More information at the Ross Gallery website.

Engineers vs. Soccer Globetrotters, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (Recreation League Playoffs)
 ZTA vs. Soccer Girls, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. (Women’s League Playoffs)
 Redeem Team vs. TKE 1, Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. (Men’s League Playoffs)
 TKE 2 vs. Faculty/Staff, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Recreation League Playoffs)
 Tunes Squad vs. Pippen Ain’t Easy, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. (Women’s League Playoffs)
 Uncle Drew’s Nephews vs. Kappa Sigma, Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. (Men’s League Championship games will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.  All games are in Canale Arena

WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Our neighbors at Lindenwood Christian Church will host the Watoto Children’s Choir on Friday, March 20, performing their new production “Oh, What Love” in Stauffer Hall at 7:00 p.m. Based on the Bible verse, 1 John 3:1, “See what kind of love the father has given us, that
we should be called children of God, and so we are,” the production is a unique worship experience. Underscored with the original sounds and rhythms of Africa, it blends traditional and modern dance. Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease.

Career Services Calendar

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.)

Tuesday, March 24: “Leading Ladies” Career Panel (Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 25: Cupcakes & Conversation: Careers With ServiceMaster (Buckman Hall 102, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)
Thursday, March 26: Pizza & Professionals: RocketFuel (Buckman Hall 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, March 31: Job Search Boot Camp (Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.)

Lasallian Collegians: Core Principle for March

For the month of March, Lasallian Collegians want to focus on the core principle of Quality Education. As you know, CBU is a great school providing a top-notch education. Providing a quality education was important to St. John Baptist de La Salle. In order to celebrate and recognize those individuals that have dedicated their lives to providing a quality education to us, the Lasallian Collegians are holding a “Thank You” Letter Writing Campaign (see above in “Events This Week”). Come by Sabbatini Lounge Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday during lunch (11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.) and write a thank you letter to a professor. Letters will be distributed the in the following weeks.


Matthew Billings (Civil Engineering ’15) has been accepted as a Lasallian Volunteer for the 2015-16 year, following his graduation in May. Congratulations, Matt!

Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) was named to the All-GSC First Team for the second year in a row. The Capital One Academic All-America Player of the Year averagesd 18.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game for the Bucs. He holds the school record with 199 career steals, ranks sixth with 208 career three-pointers and 15th with 1,462 career points. He ranks sixth in the nation in minutes per game, 16th in three-point percentage, 17th in steals per game, 20th in steals, 71st in points per game, and 74th in three-pointers per game.

Wesley Goodnight
(Civil Engineering ’02) was recognized as ASCE Featured Engineer by the American Society of Civil Engineers (West TN Branch) and the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council at the 2015 Engineers Week Luncheon on February 25.  Upon graduation from CBU, he became a staff geotechnical project manager for Golder Associates, Inc. in Houston. At Golder, Wesley traveled to several different countries within South and Central America and Africa including Trinidad, Bahamas, Mexico, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon, and Angola, where he was onsite drilling manager in charge of drilling and testing operations during the geotechnical phase for construction of new LNG/LPG plants.  Back to Memphis, he is a project manager in the engineering services division of the EnSafe Inc. where her Wesley now manages UST (petroleum) and Drycleaner (chlorinated solvents) investigation and remediation sites and designs groundwater and soil treatment systems to remediate sites all over the Mid-South. Wesley is the Past-President of the ASCE West TN Branch, and is active within the ASCE TN Section, SAME, MJEC, CANstruction (his favorite), and MathCounts.

Cori Hudlet (Civil Engineering ’15) passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and became an “Engineer Intern” on February 28. Cori is also a member of Tau Beta Pi the engineering honor society.

Lady Buc guard Rachel Lee (Accounting ’18) was named Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week for the final week of the regular season. Lee scored 15 points with four rebounds and two assists against Union University, going 5-of-7 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from three-point range.

Lynda Miller (Biology) recently submitted a final report entitled “Sampling and Assessment of the Habitat and Fish and Macroinvertebrate Communities at Cypress Creek, Shelby and Fayette County, Tennessee” to the State of Tennessee West Tennessee River Basin Authority, the result of a $14,000 grant she received in the fall of 2014.  Austyn Harriman (Ecology ’16) and Daniel Schenck (Ecology ’17) also worked on the project and will be getting credit for their senior research from it and presenting it at the meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science in April at the University of Memphis.

NiedzwiedzFrank Niedzwiedz (Electrical Engineering ’82) was named the 2015 Featured Engineer by IEEE (Memphis Section) and the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council at the 2015 Engineers Week Luncheon on February 25. He is a founding partner of R&N Systems Design, a local consulting firm designing highly integrated security systems in jails, prisons, and courthouses. Frank is licensed as a professional engineer in over 30 states and is active in STEM outreach to elementary students and is the Tournament Director for the First Lego League West Tennessee Championship (

Lady Buc guard Breanna Ridgell (Psychology ’15) was named to the All-GSC Second Team. Ridgell averaged 17.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game for the Lady Bucs this season. She broke CBU’s career records with 1,553 points, 610 field goals made, 1,525 field goals attempted, 200 steals and a 78.9 percent free throw percentage. She ranks third in the GSC and 58th in the nation in scoring this season.

Alecia Stewart (Biochemistry ’13) has been accepted into the Master of Biomedical Sciences program at Liberty University for the Fall of 2015, and will start osteopathic medical school there in Fall 2016.

Nikki Story (Natural Science ’14) has been accepted to the Master’s Program in Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She will be starting in January 2016.

CBU’s Epsilon Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi won first place for its outstanding participation in Buck$ 4 Brotherhood, a national fundraiser for Delta Sigma Pi’s scholarship program, at the Fraternity’s annual LEAD Southern Provincial Conference recently in Birmingham. The fundraiser encourages every chapter to collect and donate as many can tabs as possible for every conference as their national community service. All can tabs are later given to Ronald McDonald House Charities which supports families with sick children. Epsilon Psi attained first place for collecting the most can tabs — 39.6 lbs., defeating their closest competitor, the University of Central Florida, by 4 ounces. Epsilon Psi is now collecting tabs for the fall semester and they can be dropped off at the School of Business in the Dean’s Suite (Buckman Hall 334).

News at CBU

Congratulations to Carol Nadicksbernd (Physical Plant) for submitting the winning name for CBU’s  Healthy Initiative Program to help promote a healthy lifestyle amongst faculty and staff on campus. You’ll notice that Carol is also sporting her new Fitbit, the prize for winning the contest. The new program is part of the Memphis Business Group on Health’s CEO Culture of Health Initiative, committing CBU to promoting and supporting the health of its employees through the University culture, policies, benefits, and programs. So c’mon, CBU… BUC UP FOR FITNESS!

Intramural Soccer and Softball sign ups are up! Sign up today at agents and team signups are welcome. The two seasons will be held from March 23 through April 22, and games are planned to be played at the Kroc Center. Also if you are interested in officiating any of these upcoming sports contact Earnest Spiller at  Applications are still being accepted for students interested in becoming an Intramural Commissioner! For more info on this position and how to apply click here.


Members of the CBU Honors Program traveled to New York City for spring break. And where do nerds go when they are in the Big Apple? The library, of course! Pictured above in front of the New York Public Library in Manhattan are Dr. Teri MasonMeghan HuttonCaitlin TerryJeni DavidsonRaKesha GrayAli CrispHannah SchultzTiffany Corkran, and Emily Cross. Also on the trip were Dr. Tracie Burke and Dr. Maureen O’Brien. The group visited the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, Times Square, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Chinatown, the Highline, Fifth Avenue, and Central Park. They stopped at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and lit a candle to St. John Baptist de La Salle and took in the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera. It was definitely a spring break to remember! #NerdsTakeNY

The Barret School of Banking, housed on the CBU campus, recently received an endorsement from the independent Community Bankers of America, which is the “voice for more than 6,500 community banks,” to provide new educational opportunities for the nation’s community bankers. “We have been aligned with the community banking industry for more than 40 years, and the affiliation with ICBA confirms this ongoing commitment,” Barret executive director Chris Kelley (MBA ’06) said. “The banking landscape continues to change, and that’s why collaborating on advocacy and education with an industry leader such as ICBA is a necessity. We are very pleased to be endorsed by the national trade association for community banks.”


Two graduate students in the University of MemphisDepartment of Anthropology, Jenessa Gebers (CBU Psychology ’11) and Taylor Arnold, are collaborating with the internationally acclaimed organization Partners In Health Engage to screen Beyond Babyland, an award-winning documentary by local filmmakers David Appleby and Craig Leake exploring the staggering infant mortality rate in Memphis, and host a panel discussion including luminaries such as Dr. Michelle Taylor (head of the Shelby County Health Department’s Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative), Dr. Linda Moses (Director of the Blues Project), Dr. Kathryn Hicks (UofM Department of Anthropology), and Ace Madjlesi (Associate Director of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center). the screening and discussion will take place on Saturday, March 21 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library Conference Room A, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

CBU is proud to once again host the Cup of Nations on April 18, an event where local businesses and individuals join together to honor our city’s diversity and find common ground through a love of sports. The main event is an internationally inclusive adult men’s soccer tournament that features eight local men’s amateur teams representing their respective ethnic cultures. The Memphis Cup also includes a free festival to give family and friends a fun place to eat, play, and watch the games. All players of all nationalities are invited to compete for the Cup. Cost is $100 per 10-person team, and everyone is welcome to watch the matches and enjoy the festival without admission charges. Further information and team registration is available online at 

News from the Office of the Registrar

Spring Final Exam Schedule for DAY Undergraduates Now Available
Exams are scheduled Wednesday, May 6 through Monday, May 11 (including Saturday, May 9).

Upcoming Important Dates on the Academic Calendar
• March 26, 2015: Last Day to Withdraw from the 16-week Spring Session
• April 17, 2015: Last Day to Withdraw from the Second Spring 8-week Session

Fall 2015 Registration is just around the corner!
Fall 2015 Registration Opening Dates
• March 23: Adult Professional Studies, Nursing & Graduate
• March 30: Day Seniors and Juniors
• April 1: Day Sophomores
• April 3: Day Freshmen

The Fall Course Schedule is available on the Web. Act now!
1. 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 to occur 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 alternate PIN will become available in BannerWeb on the ALT PIN page.

2. Look at the courses on Fall 2015 schedule. Click on the CRN# of the course to find the prereqs, restrictions, etc.
3. Check BannerWeb to see if you have any holds. Take care of these now so you will be able to register on time. Check often as holds are dynamically added for missed payments, etc.
4. Make sure any special permissions including registration overrides are in place. These are only given by the department chair offering the course. Note: CAPS courses (designated by CP) are only open to CAPS students.
5. Remember to use DegreeWorks (located inside BannerWeb) where you can track your progress toward degree completion, find your advisor, shoot them an email, and much more! DegreeWorks is updated nightly.
6. Check the Academic Calendar for add/drop and withdrawal deadlines for specific terms or semesters.
7. If you receive a registration error, be sure to write down the error and contact your advisor. This will help them in troubleshooting the issue.
8. All returning students should be registered for Fall 2015 courses before the close of the spring semester.

In Memoriam

Laura Holcomb, a longtime Aramark employee who worked in Barry Hall, passed away on March 9. She is the sister of Dorothy Hathaway and aunt of Antronika Rucker. Arrangements are being handled by M. J. Edwards Funeral Home (1165 Airways Boulevard)The wake will be held on Friday, March 20, 5:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be on Saturday, March 21 at 12:00 p.m. Please keep Laura and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent in care of Aramark Facility Services at Campus Box 348.

Sustain-a-Book Contest

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Sustain-a-Book contest!
Plough Library invites CBU students, faculty, and staff to transform discarded library books into new creations. The goal is to breathe new life into books that might otherwise get recycled into pulp. You can find old books to use on our “Free Books” shelf in the library foyer.

Last year’s entries wowed the judges, and we hope to see more this year. Many told us they were working on entries but didn’t finish in time. Now is your chance to “blow away” the judges! (Thanks for the tank above, Melissa Verble!)

Submit all entries to Plough Library by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 17. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22. Prizes are Amazon gift cards: 1st Place – $75, 2nd Place – $50, and 3rd Place – $25.

See contest rules and get a printable entry form at

Prayer Request

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul announced on its website March 4 that “several colleagues,” along with “women and children,” were kidnapped in the province of Hassakeh in northeastern Syria. The Society has been unable to confirm the number of its members abducted, as well as where they are being held.

“We’re waiting for news,” Helene Afriat, communications officer for the International Confederation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris, told Catholic News Service on March 13. She also said the Society has not been able to verify or confirm reports that those kidnapped were being threatened with decapitation and their children were being held in cages.

“Given that human lives are threatened, we are exercising great caution in matters of information, and we will only communicate proven facts, so as not to present any additional threat to the lives of these people who are being held hostage,” she emphasized. She said due to the numerous abductions of Christians in Syria by Islamic State militants in recent weeks, the Society presumed its members were also abducted by Islamic State, but this information had yet to be confirmed.

The Society is asking for prayers for the safe return of those who have been adducted.

Upcoming Events

I SPEAK FOR MYSELF: As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will host a panel discussion entitled “I Speak for Myself” on the topic of feminism and femininity from the perspective of Muslim women. The discussion will be held in Spain Auditorium on March 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m. All members of the CBU Community are welcome!

WHAT “NO” MEANS:  Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Science) will present an engaging discussion on consent, sexual activity, and the dynamics between women and men on March 26 as part of the Women’s History Month Series at CBU. The discussion will take place in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center at 3:30 p.m.

THE MESSAGE SCREENING: As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will screen the The Message in Buckman Hall 358 on March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This 1977 film is a must-see movie depicting the birth of Islam, followed by a discussion with those present.


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.

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!

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), starting at 6:00 p.m. 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, visit

fishfryTKE FISH-FRY & TEETER-TOTTER: Want a great meal… and to help amazing children??  The CBU Community is invited to join Tau Kappa Epsilon on Friday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Buckman Quad for their annual Fish Fry and Teeter-Totter benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta are co-sponsoring the event. Come by to get a plate of fish, hush puppies, fries, slaw, and dessert! Through the generous support of campus partners, TKE is proud to say that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the hospital.
$10.00 for Faculty, staff and other adults
$5.00 for CBU students and kids under 12.
Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon will be visiting faculty and staff offices this week to offer ticket purchases.

BIZWOMEN MENTORING MONDAY: Join the Memphis Business Journal for its Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event on March 30 in Canale Arena, 7:00-9:00 a.m. The event will offer the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven-minute conversations. The attendees will stand in line and wait for a particular mentor or move to the next mentor available. This will allow the attendees to network with each other while they are waiting, which is just as important as the coaching sessions. The quick turnaround is organized chaos which will be fast, fun, and fulfilling as everyone gets the chance to meet new people and gain new insights. Single tickets are $30 ($27 for MBJ subscribers). Click here to purchase tickets.

GRADUATION FAIR: Graduating students are required to attend this event. Graduates may attend one of the two sessions, 12:00-1:30 p.m. or 4:30-6:30 p.m. Students will receive an email on Monday, March 24 with the links to the two surveys. The average time you will need to set aside for the grad fair is about 30 minutes. Photographers will take cap and gown (loaned for the shoot) photos of graduating students at the Grad Fair. There is no sitting fee and no obligation to purchase. Proofs will be emailed to students within 48 hours of the sitting. Click here for Graduation Requirements! 

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.

CBU STAFF RETREAT – DISCOVERING YOUR LASALLIAN SELF: As part of the celebration of Founder’s Week (April 7-10), Campus Ministry invites all members of the CBU staff to an afternoon of personal reflection and renewal on Friday, April 10 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, free of charge. Check with your supervisor to make sure you’re able to attend, and RSVP to by April 7.

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BANQUET: 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

BROTHER MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The CBU Athletics Department will hold the 27th annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament Monday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Country Club. Registration, with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Individuals may enter for $195, or foursomes are available for $780. All proceeds from this year’s event benefit the CBU Athletics Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund provides the critical support needed to fund small capital improvement projects that keep our programs competitive and sustain institutional health. More info and registration available online »»

Voss-Roberts-2RELIGION LUNCH & LEARN: The CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy presents a lunch and learn with Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts of Wake Forest University on April 13, who will be speaking on the topic of “Feeling My Neighbor’s Faith: Aesthetics and Hindu-Christian Encounter”   in Montesi Executive Center, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Christian encounters with other faith traditions can evoke strong aesthetic reactions, both positive and negative. At the same time, the intensity and meaningfulness of aesthetic experience have often been described in theological terms. Dr. Roberts brings together these insights in her study of Hindu traditions. In this lunch and learn discussion, she will talk about how Hindu theological aesthetics can illuminate the role of art and emotion in interfaith understanding.

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

As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association invites the CBU Community to attend a speech by the Rhodes College professor and cleric Yasir Qadhi, who has recently been targeted by the Islamic State terror group, at the Germantown Center Great Hall on March 29 at 4:45 p.m.. RSVP at this link.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE OF THE CROSS: CBU’s neighbors at Lindenwood Christian Church are presenting a special Good Friday service on April 3 at 5:30 p.m., featuring the Lindenwood Chancel Choir, Orchestra, and Soloists performing motets and selections from the requiems of Mozart, Dubois, and Rutter. Guest clergy for the event will include CBU trustee Msgr. Valentine N. Handwerker (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), Dr. Scott Morris (Church Health Center), Rev. Sonia Louden Walker (First Congregational Church), and Rev. Virzola Law (Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church).

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: 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. Sunday, April 19 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2:00-3:00 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.

Buccaneer Bulletin

MEN’S BASKETBALL (15-12, 12-10 GSC)
03/03: Bucs 56, West Georgia 74 (at GSC Quarterfinal; Homewood, AL)
BASEBALL (7-7, 3-4 GSC)
03/15: Bucs 3, North Alabama 2 (at Florence, AL)
SOFTBALL (4-18, 2-10 GSC)
03/11: Lady Bucs 3/1, Harding 6/10 (at Search, AR)
03/14: Lady Bucs 0, North Alabama 5 (at Florence, AL)
03/15: Lady Bucs 1/2North Alabama 2/10 (at Florence, AL)
03/02-03: Spring Hill Badgers Invitational (at Mobile, AL), Bucs 8th of 11 teams, led by Dallas Shepherd with 154; Lady Bucs 8th of 8 teams; led by Lauren Harrett with 191.
03/09-10: Battle for the Ridge (at Quail Ridge, Bartlett); Bucs 2nd of 8 teams, led by Mitchell Bennett with 74; Lady Bucs 5th of 5 teams, led by Lauren Harrett with 88.
03/16: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)
03/18: LeMoyne-Owen College (Gagliano Field; 3:00 p.m.)
03/21: Valdosta State University (Nadicksbernd Field; 12:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/22: Valdosta State University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
03/19: Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/21: Valdosta State University (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/22: Valdosta State University (Bland Field; 12:00 p.m.)
03/17: William Jewell College (TPC at Southwind; 12:00 p.m.)
03/22: Lee University (TPC at Southwind; 11:00 a.m.)
03/20-21: Rhodes College Invitational (Memphis)