GRADUATION REHEARSAL AND REGALIA PICK-UP Wednesday, May 13 • Canale Arena (6:00 p.m.) This event is mandatory for all students participating in the Commencement Exercises. Reception to follow Rehearsal in Buckman Quad.
ALUMNI LEGACY DINNER Thursday, May 14 • Sabbatini Lounge (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.) Invitations will be issued to legacy students and their alumni family members to get together for a relaxing dinner and induction into the Legacy Society. Invitees should RSVP by May 6 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 321-3270.
PRESIDENTIAL STUDENT RECOGNITION Friday, May 15 • University Theater (10:00 a.m.) By invitation only, the Presidential Student Recognition recognizes undergraduates who have excelled in the classroom, athletically, and across campus. Parents and CBU faculty/staff are also invited to attend.
2015 BACCALAUREATE Friday, May 15 • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (7:00 p.m.)
The Baccalaureate Service commences at 7:00 p.m. Students will meet at the Cathedral by 6:30 p.m. (Undergraduates: Wear regalia only; Graduate students: wear regalia and hood. Please do not bring your cap.) Brother Robert Schieler, Superior General of the Christian Brothers, will deliver the Baccalaureate address. A reception for graduates and guests will be held following the Baccalaureate Service in Marion Hall. Families will have the chance to take photos with their graduates. Click here for more info and RSVP »»
2015 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES Saturday, May 16 • Signaigo Field* (9:00 a.m.)
The ceremony begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Buckman Quadrangle. Graduates must arrive at Canale Arena by 7:30 a.m. Gates for the general public open at 8:00 a.m. Click here for Commencement parking map»»
Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religion & Philosophy ’11, Catholic Studies ’17) was recently invited to submit an article on the theology of sports and recreation to the summer 2015 issue of Church Health Reader, the official publication of Memphis’ own Church Health Center. Also, his recent paper entitled “Welcomed as Christ: Immigration Through the Lens of Benedictine Hospitality” has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming (yet undetermined) issue of Benedictines, a journal of contemporary monastic issues published by the Sisters of Mount Saint Scholastica in Atchison, KS.
The Student Government Association and Student Life thank all of the nominees and attendees for taking part in this year’s Student Leadership Awards presentation. Special thanks to Dr. Kelli Hefner (Academic Services) for helping honor our distinguished student leaders, as well as Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering) for providing such great looking awards.
And the winners are…
Greek Chapter of the Year: Alpha Xi Delta (Rachel Depperschmidt, President)
Greek Woman of the Year: Rebecca Hall, Alpha Xi Delta
Greek Man of the Year: Ian Boyd, Phi Beta Sigma
Outstanding Greek Scholarship: Alpha Xi Delta
Outstanding Sorority Scholar: Katie Robinson, Alpha Xi Delta
Outstanding Fraternity Scholar: John Buttross, Kappa Sigma
Outstanding New Member (Sorority): Mariana Hernandez, Zeta Tau Alpha
Outstanding New Member (Fraternity): Angel Rodriguez, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Outstanding Organization Advisor: Tabitha Diaz & Wendy Sumner-Winter, Alpha Xi Delta
Resident Assistant of the Year: Shanice Oliver
Outstanding Senator(s): Taylor Flake & Brock Swims
Outstanding Student Scholar: Taylor Seaman, President of ENACTUS
Emerging Leader: Sean Rowland, Tau Kappa Epsilon
Commitment to Diversity: Mustafa Hmood, President of Muslim Students’ Association
Saint Thomas More Award: Ian Boyd, Phi Beta Sigma
Outstanding Community Servant: Abigail Lockard, September of Service
Excellence in Community Service: Alpha Kappa Alpha
Most Improved Student Organization: Zeta Tau Alpha (Lindsey Barnes, President)
New Student Organization of the Year: Food Recovery Network (Michael MacMiller, President)
Student Organization of the Year: Lasallian Collegians (JD Wolfe, President)
Campus Program of the Year: Trailblazers of Memphis (Jonathan Mosley & Taylor Flake)
The Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2016 celebrated their White Coat Ceremony on May 9 in the University Theater, marking a rite of passage for the students from didactic classroom and lab instruction to practical clinical training. Congratulations to the members of Class of 2016, CBU’s third cohort of PA students!
International Student Services (ISS) will not host Chat n Chew during the remaining Wednesdays in May. Chat n Chew will resume on Wednesday, June 3, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Maurelian lounge. All international students who will remain on campus during break are encouraged to come by Buckman Hall 347 if they have any concerns or questions. Eliza Warren, Coordinator of International Student Services, is always happy to talk with you.
All international students who plan to leave the USA during summer break MUST see Dean Karen Conway in Student Life in order to have their I-20s signed. Have a great break!
• Academic Services welcomes Justin Bowles, who will serve as the academic advisor for tutoring and academic support. She will be working with department chairs and deans to provide a network for tutoring, supplemental instruction, and academic workshops for our students. Previously, she held a similar position at Memphis College of Art, and we¹re proud to welcome her to CBU. Her office is located in Barry Hall 33. •Eliza Warren, Coordinator for International Student Services, has moved her office to Buckman Hall 347, across from International Initiatives. She will be working with both graduate and undergraduate international students who transition to and through CBU.