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.
This Tuesday, March 24: Members of the CBU community are invited to attend a Lenten Penance Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (1695 Central Avenue).

MENTORSHIP WITH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS:  Big Brothers Big Sisters will be sharing  the importance of mentorship with the CBU community and hosting interviews on campus on Tuesday, March 24 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 112. Mentorship is important in our communities. Children need a positive image to look up to. They need someone to hold them accountable for their actions. Will you be that person? Give the gift of mentorship to a child in need.

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 Buckman Hall 358 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.

SCIENCE TRIVIA FOR ALL: The Society of Physics Students would like to invite ALL STUDENTS with an interest in SCIENCE and FUN to join an exciting evening of the Third Annual Science Trivia Competition on Thursday, March 26 in Assisi Hall 005, 4:00-6:00 p.m. SPS will be hosting a “Jeopardy-like” trivia night with topics including Biology, Math, Chemistry, Science History, and (of course) Physics. PRIZES will be awarded (including an awesome trophy), and small refreshments will be served. Please feel free to either preassemble a team of three, or just stop by and SPS will put you on a team! If there are any questions, feel free to contact Tiffany Corkran at

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.

CAREER TRANSITIONS WORKSHOP: Learn the ins-and-outs of networking at the Career Transitions Workshop on “Authentic Networking” on Saturday, March 26 in Montesi Executive Center, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Having a network is essential to the success of your career; it’s how most people get jobs in today’s market.  If the process of building your network is uncomfortable — or you just need to strengthen your skills — join certified professional life coach Jen Frank for this workshop on the importance of networking and how to network according to your own style.  We’ll cover networking at events and in one-on-one situations.  In this interactive — and fun — workshop, we’ll do an exercise so that you can create your personal introduction as well as cover informational interviews in depth.  You’ll leave knowing that networking gets easier with practice and with a practical understanding of what you need to do to build your network.  For more information about your workshop leader, see This is a free event for all CBU alumni, graduate students, CAPS students, and day seniors, sponsored by CBU Career Services, Graduate Business Programs, and the College of Adult Professional Studies. Please RSVP to by Tuesday, March 24. Breakfast will be included.

wing_madnessWING FLING AT THE BUC: It’s March Madness, and that means HOT WINGS AT THE BUC! Watch the Elite Eight on March 26 and 27 in the Buc Galley & Grill and get a 6-Wing Special for only $3.00!! Offer is good from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27.


Career Services Calendar

Tuesday, March 24: “Leading Ladies” Career Panel (Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Join us for our annual panel discussion with some of the most influentia l female leaders in their industries, including several CBU alumnae!  This year’s panelists include:

  • Crystal Oliver: Managing HR Director, FedEx Express (Executive MBA ’00)
  • Carolyn Danley: President, Junior League Of Memphis
  • Amy Weirich: Shelby County District Attorney
  •  Maria Lensing:  Vice President-Signature Client Group, AT&T (Electrical Engineering ’01 & MSEM ’07)
  • Holly Goughnour:  Director, Global Tax, International Paper (Accounting ’98)

Wednesday, March 25: Cupcakes & Conversation: Careers With ServiceMaster (Buckman Hall 102, 3:00-4:00 p.m.) Wherever you go for lunch, join us for dessert, and learn more about career opportunities with ServicesMaster! Learn about the company, what they do, and positions they typically (or currently) have available… and, enjoy Muddy’s Cupcakes (while they last).  Don’t miss out!
Thursday, March 26: Pizza & Professionals: RocketFuel (Buckman Hall 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.) Learn more about the this local web design and marketing firm, who they are and what they do, and learn more about the position they typically hire… and of course, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!

Tuesday, March 31: Job Search Boot Camp (Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Seniors! If you’re still looking for employment after graduation, then don’t miss this event! Group mini-sessions will be conducted on interviewing skills, networking, and job search strategies. Plus, individual resume reviews by recruiters & alumni will be available. An RSVP is REQUIRED for this event, no later than March 30. Call, email or come by Career Services.

Take the Princeton Review Survey!

princetonlogoCBU STUDENTS! You’ve still got nine days to complete the Princeton Review survey! Princeton Review rankings are extremely valuable and important, and CBU needs you to share your experiences in order to help us recruit and retain more highly qualified students to join our community. If you love CBU, tell them why! Nearly half of all college bound students visit The Princeton Review¹s website at some point during their college search. (PLUS ten undergrad students will win Apple iPads from the Princeton Review!)


Tiffany Corkran (Chemistry ’15) has been selected to join the Project Inspire Teacher Residency following her degree completion in May. Project Inspire selects residents to teach in underserved schools in Chattanooga, TN. They train their teachers based on the residency model, so for the first year Tiffany will be in the classroom with a Clinical Instructor ( a rock-star veteran teacher) in the sciences.

Johnnathon Kring (ITS) has earned the Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) professional certification, showcasing his knowledge of Aruba Networks wireless networking fundamentals.

Sebastian Polania (Mechanical Engineering/Packaging Minor ’17) passed a two-hour CPLP Technician Exam given by the International Safe Transit Association and is now an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Five other CBU packaging students passed the test in 2014. Sebastian has been involved with packaging research projects and coauthored two articles published in the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology in 2014.

The CBU Student Branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) placed 3rd in the IEEE SPAx (Student Professional Awareness Experience) contest for student chapters who organize the most amazing student professional awareness events. The CBU student branch of IEEE hosted S-PAC in November of 2014 with themes including “How to Define Yourself” (Maria Lensing of AT&T) and “Innovation of Technology” (Dr. Ben Amaba of IBM). They have also previously organized two S-PAVe workshops presented by Mike Zurkammer of CT Groups with the first on the importance of resume building and keeping an updated LinkedIn profile and a second workshop on interviewing skills. Overall, the winners of the IEEE SPAx competition were as follows:
1st Place: CSU East Bay
2nd Place: UCLA
3rd Place: CBU

Welcome to CBU!

Academic Services would like to welcome Eliza Warren as CBU’s new Coordinator for International Student Services. Eliza is not entirely new to the CBU community; she’s formerly taught in the Department of Literature & Languages, as well as the College of Adult Professional Studies. Her office is located in Barry Hall 39.

News from 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.

News at CBU

allison_weskeThe Memphis Point Gymnastics Academy sends its thanks to CBU for hosting its meet last weekend in Canale Arena: “Thanks to Kristie Rosenblum for her ‘awesomeness’ in meeting our every single desire and need and to her staff! Thanks to Ray Karasek for helping to make this event happen! A special thanks to Philip Yelvington for getting yanked out of bed to make the gym cold for us!  A special thanks to Steve Ritter and Aramark for the food and maintenance! A special thanks to all CBU employees who had a hand in this wonderful event! The meet was a success and CBU’s hospitality was tremendous! The compliments from the coaches, judges, and gymnasts were abundant.”
Pictured at left is Allison Weske, oldest daughter of Dr. Jennifer Weske (Accounting). 

In partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S., the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization, Aramark has announced that it will expand its cage-free egg commitment to include all company purchases of liquid, pre-cracked eggs in the U.S. by 2020, or sooner if supplies become available. The company has already helped hundreds of its client partners purchase liquid cage-free eggs over the past several years in advance of moving to entirely cage-free liquid eggs. Aramark also buys virtually all of its shell eggs from cage-free sources today and will complete that transition by the end of this year.

Maybe you’ve already noticed the little wooden “house” outside St. Joseph Hall. No, it’s not a birdhouse (Stephen Kirkpatrick)… It’s CBU’s new “Little Free Library.” If you’re not familiar with the Little Free Library movement, it’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. CBU’s Little Free Library is the brainchild of Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Science), who has already stocked it and is in the process of registering it with the international organization. By the way, our Little Free Library is the 15th one in Memphis — check out the map of all locations around the world. So, go ahead, take a book, CBU. (And don’t forget to return a book.)


The CBU Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, inducted 14 new members Sunday, March 22. At the ceremony, past-president Danielle Hobbs (left, Psychology ’13) was the guest speaker and helped welcome inductees (from left) Lauren DahlkeMichelle GrossKayla MartinSean RowlandBaraka DouglasJessica HefnerRebecca HallPatrick Woody, and James Rogers (not pictured: Jazmyn Broady, Zarisa Parkey, Andrea Perez-Munoz, Gabriela Quiroz, and Mary Margaret Vollmar). Conducting the ritual of induction were current officers (back row from left) Lauren HutchisonCaitlin ConeyAnna LileyKatelynn Hicks, and Dr. Maureen O’Brien (Psi Chi advisor). Also in attendance were Dr. Tracie Burke and Dr. Jeff Sable. Congratulations new members!


The CBU Honors Program joined the Memphis River Warriors and Bridges on Saturday, March 21 for a McKellar Lake cleanup. Dominating the trash were Trey McGinnis, Shanice Oliver, Clare Sauser, Caitlin ReversJodi Woody, and Dr. Tracie Burke. The next Memphis River Warrior cleanup is April 18 — check their Facebook page for details.


Eight CBU students participated in the Memphis Innovation Boot Camp on March 20, which allowed students to form teams across institutional lines in order to work on an innovation task with other students from colleges and universities in Memphis that are interested in entrepreneurism. Pictured above are (l-r) Amber Jones, Jahleel Nelson, Jonathan Mosley, Kiran Ashok, Michael MacMiller, Maya Freeman, Abdunnoor Karim, Amy Ware (Career Services), and Meetal Parag.

$200 Same Day Cash Prize!

treasure-map-rotaractAre you looking for extra cash? Wanna have fun in the process? The members of CBU Rotaract are hosting a campus-wide treasure hunt on Thursday April 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. First place gets $200 while second place will rack in $50. Both prizes are same day cash prizes. To participate, you need to fill out the online sign-up sheet by Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. and attend the mandatory orientation meeting on March 26 in Spain Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns please email Savannah Smith at

Be a Memphis Change Maker

collegesofmemphisThe Colleges of Memphis (COM) serves as a unifying force for the 14 area colleges and universities with an eye on facilitating unity, innovation, and talent retention for Memphis. The Mayor’s Council is the next step for the five-year old Colleges of Memphis — it will essentially run COM by creating its events, social presence, and any future programs. COM is looking for one to two council members from each participating University for this inaugural year. The Inaugural Council will be an intensive job with a high reward. Interested students should be sophomores, juniors, or seniors who do not intend to graduate within the year. MORE INFO>>>

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Once sent, applicants will receive a link to an application. If you are interested in being a Memphis change maker, this is your chance. (Council members may also receive college credit from the Urban Fellows program.)

CBU in the Media

CBU was featured in a March 18 article posted on High Ground entitled “College success starts with open doors for local Latino students.” The article by Lesley Young focuses on CBU’s partnership with Latino Memphis and a private donor to create the Latino Student Success Scholarship, which provides financial aid to Latino immigrant and “dreamer” students. Featured in the article are Ana Rodriguez Vizcaino (Civil Engineering ’18), Gabriella Molina (Business Administration ’16), Dr. Anne Kenworthy (VP of Enrollment), and Hola CBU

CBU’s designation as one of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s “10 to Watch in 2015″ is featured in the new issue of the Chamber’s Memphis Crossroads magazine. The edition also features an article on Mauricio Calvo (Business Administration ’97) and his role as executive director of Latino Memphis.

In Memoriam

Brother Marvin Becker (’70) died on March 18 at St Luke Hospital in St. Louis. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 65 years, he was born Marvin John Becker in Jefferson City, MO. He graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO, and entered the novitiate in 1950 and professed his final vows in 1957. He earned a BA from CBU in Memphis, an MA from University of Missouri – St. Louis, and an MA from Loyola University Chicago. Brother Marvin served as sub-director of the Scholasticate at CBU, 1967-70, and as director, 1977-80. Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manchester, MO, on March 23 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in Wildwood. Memorials may be made to La Salle Retreat Center (2101 Rue de La Salle, Wildwood, MO 63038) or to De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund (7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527).

Upcoming Events

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.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is partnering with Life Blood on Monday, March 30 for a blood drive from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Your donation of blood can help save up to three lives. Someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds. Make sure you eat before and get a good nights rest. Free t-shirts to donors!

STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS:  Academic Services will hold a meeting in Spain Auditorium for all students who are interested in our Students Helping Students Program on Monday, March 30, at 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. This covers CARLs, PCs, and Peer Mentors. Pizza will be served!  If you are unable to attend this meeting, see Academic Services for handouts after the meeting.

GRADUATION FAIR: Graduating students are required to attend this event. Graduates may attend one of the two sessions on March 31 — 12:00-1:30 p.m. or 4:30-6:30 p.m. Students will receive an email on Monday, March 23 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.

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

PEER MINISTRY RETREAT:  Need a faith refresher? Make the most of this Lenten season and give your spiritual life that much needed boost. In 2014, the CBU Peer Ministers, a group of students dedicated to spreading awareness about the Catholic faith, formed with the desire to encourage a vibrant Catholic identity for the student body. As part of this effort, the Peer Ministers will facilitate a retreat on April 25 in the Canale Skybox, 12:30-6:00 p.m. — complete with faith-sharing, fellowship, reflection, Mass… and of course food. To register for the retreat, click here. The cost to attend this retreat is $20.00 per person and can be turned in via cash or check to Br. Tom Sullivan or Mrs. Cyndy Benton in the Office of Campus Ministry.

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

BASEBALL (8-11, 3-8 GSC)
03/16: Bucs 5/0, North Alabama 15/5 (at Florence, AL)
03/18: Bucs 10, LeMoyne-Owen 0 (at Gagliano Field)
03/21: Bucs 0/3, Valdosta State 6/4 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
SOFTBALL (6-21, 2-13 GSC)
03/19: Lady Bucs 12/8, Stillman 3/2 (at Tuscaloosa, AL)
03/21: Lady Bucs 0/0Valdosta State 2/18 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
03/22: Lady Bucs 5Valdosta State 10 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
03/17: Bucs 1, William Jewell 8 (at TPC at Southwind)
03/17: Lady Bucs 2William Jewell 7 (at TPC at Southwind)
03/24: University of Tennessee-Martin (Martin, TN; 6:00 p.m.)
03/28: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 2:00 p.m.)
03/29: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/25: Bethel University (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/28: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/29: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 2:00 p.m.)
03/25: Harding University (TPC at Southwind; 10:00 a.m.)
03/27: Florida Southern (Pensacola, FL; 4:00 p.m.)
03/28: Valdosta State University (Pensacola, FL; 12:00 p.m.)
03/28: BYU Hawaii (Pensacola, FL; 4:00 p.m.)
03/23: Mustang Invitational (Maumelle, AR)