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.