This Week at CBU

LENTEN OBSERVANCES
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 tcorkran@cbu.edu.

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.

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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 www.steeltoestostilettos.com.

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 www.jenfrankcoaching.com. 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 career@cbu.edu 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

THIS WEEK
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!

UPCOMING
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 career@cbu.edu or come by Career Services.

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.

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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 mdobbs1@cbu.edu 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 bsummers@cbu.edu.

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 www.gvanderhaar.org.

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.

OFF CAMPUS EVENTS
DEALING WITH RADICAL ISLAM: 
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.

This Week at CBU

LENTEN OBSERVANCES
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 nueta1906@gmail.com for more information.

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DO SOMETHING VOLUNTEER FAIR:
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 stemmcolab.com/training. For more information, contact Rebeccca Neves, CBHS STEMM CoLaB Director, at rneves@cbhs.org.

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 career@cbu.edu. 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 www.cbu.edu/alumni-trivia! 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.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
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

OFF-CAMPUS
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

THIS WEEK
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.)

UPCOMING
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.)

Kudos

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.

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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 (fll.memphisfirstteams.org).

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

AND THE WINNER IS…
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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
Intramural Soccer and Softball sign ups are up! Sign up today at imleague.com/cbuFree 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 espiller@cbu.edu.  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.

NERDS TAKE NEW YORK
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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

BANKING SCHOOL GAINS NATIONAL AFFILIATION
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.”

BEYOND BABYLAND SCREENING

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.

CUP OF NATIONS
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 cupofnationsmemphis.com 

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.

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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 www.steeltoestostilettos.com.

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 mdobbs1@cbu.edu 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 bsummers@cbu.edu.

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 www.gvanderhaar.org.

OFF CAMPUS EVENTS
DEALING WITH RADICAL ISLAM: 
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.

Casey Named Academic All-American Player of the Year

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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.

Kudos

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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!

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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.

Career & Internship Expo

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The Career & Internship Expo that was postponed last week has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Canale Arena.  Sixty-five companies and organizations are scheduled to attend, including Thomas & Betts and Yusen Logistics, who have just been added to our list.  All CBU students and alumni are welcome to attend. A complete list of the companies and organizations scheduled to attend is available at this link, or visit www.cbu.edu/career. Dress professionally, research companies that interest you ahead of time, and bring plenty of resumes.  If you have any questions, contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu, or stop by Buckman Hall, Suite 207.

OTHER CAREER SERVICES EVENTS THIS WEEK 
Wednesday, February 25: Choosing A College Major Workshop (Montesi Executive Center, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)
Thursday, February 26: Careers In Sports Networking Luncheon (Canale Arena Skybox, 12:15-1:50 p.m.)

Kudos

Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 Division II team for the second straight year. Casey carries a perfect 4.0 GPA, and he leads the Bucs in scoring with 16.3 points per game. He also adds 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game, shooting 45.9 percent from three-point range. He leads the GSC and is 24th in the nation in steals per game, and is second in the GSC and 24th in the nation in three-point percentage. Casey was a First Team Capital One Academic All-American last year, the only junior to make the First Team. As a first team All-District selection, he again advances to the Academic All-America ballot.

Buccaneer left-hander Patrick Gurley (Biology ’16) was named GSC Pitcher of the Week for the week of January 26-February 1 after he threw five shutout innings against LeMoyne-Owen College. He struck out five batters and allowed one hit with no walks.

Buccaneer guard Jeff Larkin (Business Administration ’18) was named GSC Freshman of the Week for the week of January 26-February 1 after he led the Bucs to a pair of road wins last week. Jeff averaged 15 points, 3.5 assists and three rebounds per game, playing all 40 minutes in both games and committing just four total turnovers. He scored 19 with four rebounds and four assists against Mississippi College, and followed with 11 points, three assists and three steals against Delta State. For the week, he shot 50 percent (11-of-22) from the field and 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from three-point range. The Freshman of the Week award is the fifth this season for Larkin, who also won it December 9, 16, and 23 and January 6.

Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11, MACS ’17) recently received a positive review of his book Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying (Amazon Publishing, 2013) from eminent psychologist and author, Kevin Vost, Psy.D. Read the review here: www.drvost.com/catholicreviews.htm. Additionally, Anthony will have a profile featured in the April 2015 issue of Promise, the official magazine of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as a chapter entitled, “Beyond Praying for Players: The Responsibilities of Sport Chaplains” in the forthcoming textbook, Sport Chaplaincy: Trends, Issues, & Debates [Eds. Parker et al.] (Ashgate) slated for release in Summer 2015. He has been appointed Founding Book Review Editor for the International Journal for Sports & Christianity (IJSC) to be launched at the Inaugural Global Congress for Sports & Christianity to be held in York, UK in August 2016, where he will also be serving as co-leader of the Sport Chaplaincy thematic strand.

Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke (Psychology ’00) recently co-authored an article for the American Psychological Association’s Psychology Student Network entitled “Looking to succeed? Understanding the importance of research publications” which encourages undergraduate students to publish their research in academic journals. Dr. Bonds-Raacke is the chair and associate professor of psychology at Fort Hays State University.

Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. (CBU President) was elected by the College Delegate Assembly of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), during its Business meeting on December 9 to serve as a member of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees, Class of 2017.

CBU in the Media

An article in the February 5 edition of the Memphis Daily News entitled “‘The Team That Beat Memphis’ Has a Target on Its Back” spotlights Coach Mike Nienaber and the Buccaneer basketball team. “We’re the team that beat Memphis,” Nienaber is quoted. “It gives teams incentive every time we play. But we’re good enough to beat anybody in our league on a given night. Get to Birmingham, then all bets are off.”

An article in the February 5 edition of The Memphis Flyer entitled “Tennessee Joins Multi-State Lawsuit Against President Obama” deals with a multi-state lawsuit against President Obama, alleging his recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. The article includes several quotes from Mauricio Calvo (Business Administration ’97), executive director of Latino Memphis. ”It’s a waste of resources,” Calvo is quoted. “With all of the things that we have to do as a state, we’re allocating tax money to fight the federal government on something that’s a dead end.”

An article in the February 3 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer (philly.com) entitled “La Salle goes outside Catholic order for new chief” reports that former CBU Vice President for Academics Dr. Anthony Aretz is one of two finalists to become the first lay president of La Salle University (succeeding retired president Brother Michael McGinniss, also former president of CBU). Aretz is currently president of Mount St. Joseph University, a Catholic school in Cincinnati. The other finalist is Colleen M. Hanycz, head of Brescia University College, a Catholic school in London, Ontario, Canada. “La Salle University, for the first time in its 151-year history, will be led by a lay president rather than a Christian brother – and its new leader might be a woman,” the article states.

An article in the January 27 edition of Memphis Business Journal entitled “Wine tasting room coming to South Main” reports that CBU alum Chris Albonetti (Management ’95) is an investor in the Crown Tasting Room, a wine-tasting venue that is a partnership between Art Village Gallery and Crown Winery (of Humboldt, TN). The Crown Tasting Room will have a grand opening on February 21 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Gallery located at 410 S. Main St. The celebration will mark its official opening to the public.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
 Tuesday, February 3: Career Power Hour – Resume Writing (Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Whether you’re starting a resume from scratch, tweaking one that you’ve been using for years, or anywhere in between, this workshop can help!  Join us to learn some of the fine points of resume writing, what to include (and not to include), as well as tips on cover letters and references.  Be there!
 Wednesday, February 4: Mock Interview Day  (Buckman Hall 207, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Whether you’re a “rookie” w hen it comes to job interviews, or whether you’ve been on several, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your skills.  This is your chance to interview with a professional recruiter from such companies as ServiceMaster, CBRE, CBIZ, and others, and then get immediate feedback on your interviewing skills.  This is just for practice, so it’s great way to shake the nerves and brush up on your skills before the real thing!  This opportunity only comes around once semester…so don’t miss out!  Sign up begins on January 21st.  Advanced Sign-Up Required
 Thursday, February 5: Practice Test Drive: LSAT and MCAT (Buckman Hall, 1:00-4:30 p.m.) If you are interested in taking the practice test for the LSAT or the MCAT, sign up through your CareerLinx account no later than Monday, February 2nd.  This is the written version of a retired test (minus the essay parts), and is a great way to prepare.  It is scored just like the real thing, and you get your results back almost instantaneously.  $5.00 covers your materials (payable on test day).  Sign up today! Advanced Sign-Up Required
• Friday, February 6: Kaplan Campus Visit – Sample Tests, Questions, Test Review (Buckman Hall 208, 1:00-3:00 p.m.) A representative from Kaplan Testing Services will be on campus to answer any questions you may have about ANY of the graduate admissions tests (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT), demonstrate some of the on-line practices tests that are available (for those not offered in hard-copy), as well as the test-prep services offered by Kaplan.  If you are considering going to graduate school, this is great opportunity to ask questions about the testing process.  Make plans to attend!

NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, February 10: Career Power Hour – “Career Expo 101″ (Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Learn the basics of preparing for a Career Expo event… how to dress, how to research companies in advance, questions you should be prepared to ask (and answer), and more! CBU’s Career & Internship Expo will be happening seven days after this workshop, so NOW is the time to prepare! Don’t miss it!
Wednesday, February 11: LGBT Career Panel (Spain Auditorium, 5:00-6:00 p.m.)
Thursday, February 12: Pizza & Professionals: Bridges Inc. (Buckman 102, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) Join us to learn more about Bridges Inc. — what they do, jobs they typically have available, and of course, enjoy free pizza!  Don’t miss out!  All students interested in learning more about the company are welcome to attend; those interested in internships are especially invited to attend.
Thursday, February 12: Slam Dunk Networking (Canale Arena Skybox, 5:30-7:30 p.m.) Want a chance to practice your networking skills in a professional setting?  Then this event is a slam dunk…literally!  Join us along with several of our recruiter partners, many of whom are CBU alumni, who will be there to help you master the art of the “elevator speech,” and help you make the most of small talk at receptions and more social business events.  Practice makes perfect, so join us for this fun event, to be held during CBU’s men’s and women’s basketball games vs. West Florida.  An RSVP is required by Tuesday, February 10. Advanced Sign-Up Required

Upcoming Events

WHAT IS NAACP?: Come and get your questions answered about the organization! Thursday, February 12 at noon; location TBA. More info at naacp@cbu.edu.

SOIL BUILDING & COMPOSTING: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Dallas Holland and Adam Guerrero, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts. The most crucial part of maintaining a successful garden is healthy soil. Building your own soil is the most economical and environmentally favorable choice when gardening. Learn how to turn scraps and waste into viable nutritious soil through composting and other related methods. Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

LEGISLATIVE DAY ON THE HILL:  Everyone is invited to join the NAACP at the Legislative Day on the Hill in Nashville on Tuesday, February 17. Email naacp@cbu.edu to express interest!

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: As part of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ “Munch and Learn” brown-bag lecture series, 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.

MAINTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Art Johnson, Garden Coordinator at TIGUrS Urban Garden. So your garden is planted. There are veggies growing all around. But you suddenly notice a bite taken out of a tomato, a cucumber plant is wilting, and weeds are taking over! No fear! We have solutions for your gardening problems. Come to this workshop to learn the best ways to maintain a healthy garden as well as stop pests, disease, weeds, and other scary garden problems before they even start. Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

BARTLETT ART ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION OPENING: An opening reception for an art exhibition by members of the Bartlett Art Association will be held on Friday, February 20 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library), 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through March 26.

SUSTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Adam Guerrero and Jovantae Thomas, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts. This last installment of For the Love of Gardening Workshop will include ways to ensure that your garden can continue on with little to no cost. By saving seeds from successful plants this year you can start next years garden for free. This workshop will teach the best way to save any seed from your garden and grow a healthy plant from it the next year.  Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

“BLUE OUT” BASKETBALL GAMES: Alpha Xi Delta will be hosting their annual ‘Blue Out’ basketball game on Thursday, February 26 to raise awareness for their national philanthropy Autism Speaks. Canale Arena will be decked out all in blue, the players will be provided blue shoes laces, and the entire school is highly encouraged to wear blue to the game! ‘Blue’ treats and Autism Speaks gear will be on sale, with the the profits benefiting Autism Speaks. There will also be drawings for really cool prizes! It will be a very fun night and a great way to support Autism Speaks and our CBU Bucs! Lady Bucs vs. Union University at 5:00 p.m., and Bucs vs. Union University at 7:00 p.m.

ayresFOOD & 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. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith

 

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
Tuesday, January 27: Career Power Hour – Job Search Strategies (Buckman Hall102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) There are all kinds of ways to go about finding a job.  Learn some of the strategies that you may not have considered, and how they might best fit into your own job search plans.  Join us!
Thursday, January 29: Pizza & Professionals: The Exchange Club (Buckman Hall 102, 12:30 – 1:30 pm)

NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, February 3: Career Power Hour – Resume Writing (Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Whether you’re starting a resume from scratch, tweaking one that you’ve been using for years, or anywhere in between, this workshop can help!  Join us to learn some of the fine points of resume writing, what to include (and not to include), as well as tips on cover letters and references.  Be there!
Wednesday, February 4: Mock Interview Day  (Buckman Hall 207, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Whether you’re a “rookie” w hen it comes to job interviews, or whether you’ve been on several, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your skills.  This is your chance to interview with a professional recruiter from such companies as ServiceMaster, CBRE, CBIZ, and others, and then get immediate feedback on your interviewing skills.  This is just for practice, so it’s great way to shake the nerves and brush up on your skills before the real thing!  This opportunity only comes around once semester…so don’t miss out!  Sign up begins on January 21st.  Advanced Sign-Up Required
Thursday, February 5: Practice Test Drive: LSAT and MCAT (Buckman Hall, 1:00-4:30 p.m.) Advanced Sign-Up Required
Friday, February 6: Kaplan Campus Visit – Sample Tests, Questions, Test Review
(Buckman Hall 208, 1:00-3:00 p.m.)

Fight Fire With Fire!

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HOMECOMING WACKY OLYMPICS
Tuesday, January 20 • 7:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the fiercest time of the year for our student organizations! Everyone wants to be the Homecoming Champion! The glory, the prestige, the undisputed winner… Our road to “Dousing the Flames” begins with Wacky Olympics!  Some of the silliest, yet competitive games in which you will ever participate. It takes guts to get the glory… are you up for the challenge? The winning organization walks away with the first points on their way to being crowned homecoming champion!

HOMECOMING ALL-SING COMPETITION
Wednesday, January 21 • 8:00 p.m. • University Theater
It’s our own version of “Glee.”  CBU’s brightest stars warm up their vocal chords and tune their air guitars! Come out for a night of pure entertainment! Our organizations have worked hard to craft a performance you won’t soon forget.  The lights, the fame, the hours of practice all come down to this… Who will win the coveted All-Sing title?  Who will walk away one step closer to the championship? Come and find out…

THROW BACK THURSDAY
Thursday, January 22 • 5:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
Come watch the Bucs and Lady Bucs warm up for Saturday’s big games by taking on the Shorter Hawks at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. The “Throw Back Thursday” Fashion Show & Competition will be held at halftime. Deck out in your favorite decade during the evening’s basketball games! Plus the annual Homecoming Banner Competition — banners will be judged on overall originality and theme development.

TRIVIA & GAMES NIGHT
Friday, January 23 • 7:00 p.m. • Alfonso Dining Hall & Sabbatini Lounge

HOMECOMING GAMES
Saturday, January 24 • 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the moment of truth… From the first tip of the ball in the women’s game to the closing seconds of the men’s game, we need you in the stands cheering our teams to victory! Homecoming Court nominees and the homecoming champions will be announced during the games! Special music and prize giveaways!

ALUMNI SKYBOX PARTY
Saturday, January 24 • Starting at 2:00 p.m. • Canale Arena Skybox
Alums are invited to watch the games from the Skybox, while enjoying beer and a hot dog bar!

HOMECOMING DANCE
Saturday, January 24 • 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. • The River Terrace on Mud Island 
Buses leave from the Central Lot every 15-30 minutes starting at 9:30. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned!

CBU Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2015

The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2015. This year’s five inductees will be inducted at the Hall of Fame Banquet Friday night, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $45 each, and a table of eight is $360.

Bill Bintz (’73) starred in basketball from 1969 to 1973. He played in 87 games, scoring 1,202 points. He averaged more than 17 points per game in his final two seasons. He led CBU to four straight winning records, including a 19-7 mark as a senior.
Kenny Greene (’84) starred in baseball from 1980 to 1983. In 154 games, he hit .325 with 40 home runs and 150 runs batted in, both school records at the time. His 40 homers are still the CBU career record, and he still ranks second in career RBI.
Leon Haag (’60) starred in basketball from 1957 to 1960. He played in 82 games, scoring 603 career points. More importantly, he led the teams to three straight 20-win seasons, including 21-7 records, NAIA District 27 championships and National Tournament appearances in his final two seasons.
Taneisha Lenon (’00) starred in basketball from 1996 to 2000. In 88 games, she scored 1,389 points with 190 steals, both school records at the time. She still holds the career record for steals, and she is second on the career scoring list.
Charlie Leonard coached the CBU basketball team from 1990 to 1997, finishing with 127 wins, including six straight winning records and three straight 20-win seasons. Leonard also played for the Bucs from 1971 to 1975, scoring 823 points with 676 rebounds in 88 career games. He ranks 12th in career rebounds.

For more information on the banquet, please contact Brian Summers at (901) 321-3370 or bsummers@cbu.edu.

 

Homecoming Week 2015

HOMECOMING WACKY OLYMPICS
Tuesday, January 20 • 7:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the fiercest time of the year for our student organizations! Everyone wants to be the Homecoming Champion! The glory, the prestige, the undisputed winner… Our road to “Dousing the Flames” begins with Wacky Olympics!  Some of the silliest, yet competitive games in which you will ever participate. It takes guts to get the glory… are you up for the challenge? The winning organization walks away with the first points on their way to being crowned homecoming champion!

HOMECOMING ALL-SING COMPETITION
Wednesday, January 21 • 7:00 p.m. • University Theater
It’s our own version of “Glee.”  CBU’s brightest stars warm up their vocal chords and tune their air guitars! Come out for a night of pure entertainment! Our organizations have worked hard to craft a performance you won’t soon forget.  The lights, the fame, the hours of practice all come down to this… Who will win the coveted All-Sing title?  Who will walk away one step closer to the championship? Come and find out…

THROW BACK THURSDAY
Thursday, January 22 • 5:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
Come watch the Bucs and Lady Bucs warm up for Saturday’s big games by taking on the Shorter Hawks at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. The “Throw Back Thursday” Fashion Show & Competition will be held at halftime. Plus the annual Homecoming Banner Competition — banners will be judged on overall originality and theme development.

FLOAT PARADE
Saturday, January 24 • Noon

HOMECOMING GAMES
Saturday, January 24 • 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the moment of truth… From the first tip of the ball in the women’s game to the closing seconds of the men’s game, we need you in the stands cheering our teams to victory! Homecoming Court nominees and the homecoming champions will be announced during the games! Special music and prize giveaways!

ALUMNI SKYBOX PARTY
Saturday, January 24 • Starting at 2:00 p.m. • Canale Arena Skybox
Alums are invited to watch the games from the Skybox, while enjoying beer and a hot dog bar!

HOMECOMING DANCE
Saturday, January 24 • 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. • Off-Campus
Buses leave from the Central Lot every 15-30 minutes starting at 9:30. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned!

Homecoming Week 2015

Mark your calendars now for the Homecoming festivities next semester!

Tuesday, January 20: Wacky Olympics beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena
Wednesday, January 21: All-Sing Competition beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater
Thursday, January 22: Buccaneer and Lady Buc basketball games (vs. Shorter Hawks) beginning at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena with a “Throw Back Thursday” Fashion Show & Competition at halftime, plus a banner competition
Friday, January 23: Trivia & Games Night beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall and Sabbatini Lounge
Saturday, January 24: Float parade begins by noon; Lady Bucs Homecoming Game vs. the Lee University Flames begins at 2:00 p.m. and the Bucs Homecoming Game vs. the Flames begins at 4:00 p.m. Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime!
Homecoming Dance from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. with buses leaving every 15-30 minutes from Central Lot.

News at CBU

CBU SCENES FROM THE ST. JUDE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON
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(top) CBU student 
finishers Matt Brint (Psychology ’16) and JD Wolfe (Biochemistry ’15); (bottom) alumni finishers Joe Birch (’78) and Gabby Salinas (’11). Dr. Frank Buscher (VP for Academic Affairs and Student Life) also completed the St. Jude Memphis Half-Marathon in 1:28:12. Mandi Balduf (Softball) participated and fundraised in the St. Jude 5k, finishing in 30:29. CBU’s Pi-Epsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon volunteered at a water station at the 19-mile marker. (Photos courtesy of John Dawson johndawsonsucks, Matt Brint therealslimmatty, and Malinda Fitzgerald @MhirtDrFitz)

——————————————————————BGC1214BLACK GIRLS CODE: The CBU School of Engineering hosted the Black Girls CODE Memphis Chapter “Build a Game in a Day” workshop for girls ages 7-17 on December 6. This workshop focused on game development using Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/), a programming project spearheaded by the MIT Media Lab. Taught by Scratch expert Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe (Electrical & Computer Engineering), the workshop was geared towards introducing participants to animation, gaming, and creating interactive stories. (Photo courtesy of Meka Egwuekwe @Mekaeg)


Being “Young Lasallians”

The Lasallian Collegians thank to all who came out to support the movie they brought to campus, When the Game Stands Tall. The event was a success, judging by the  applause and cheering that went on during and after the movie. About 150 people came out and had a great time! Keep an eye out for the next event! (And if you missed the event but still want to see the movie, the DVD comes out on December 9, and it is still showing at the discount Malco in Bartlett.)

dustinperryBefore the movie began, CBU alum and CBHS math teacher Dustin Perry (Mathematics ’10) spoke about his Lasallian journey and what it means to be  a Young Lasallian. Young Lasallians, according to lasalle.org, are 16-35 year-old “adolescents and young adults who are moved by the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, to be an active agents of change against poverty and injustice as they affect the lives of the young, especially the poor.” The site also says that Young Lasallians are “Responding to an invitation/call; On a journey; Living the Lasallian Values and Principles.” We are proud to say that we are Young Lasallians, and we hope that you feel that way too!

Upcoming Events

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CBU CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION:
 Dr. and Mrs. John Smarrelli Jr., the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community, and the Student Government Association invite the entire CBU community to the annual Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 4 in Alfonso Dining Hall and at the CBU Christmas Tree. Food, photos with Santa, Angel Tree, and great Christmas music! Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m., with the Tree Lighting at approximately 6:30 p.m. RSVP to the Santa Hotline at 321-3082 or rsvp@cbu.edu.

DIVINE VOICES GOSPEL CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Come out and support the Divine Voices’ first holiday concert and enjoy all of your favorite Christmas songs from “Hallelujah Chorus” to “This Christmas”! You don’t want to miss this festive night! ENJOY the Christmas Spirit! CELEBRATE the birth of Jesus Christ! SING along to Christmas Classics! FREE admission, cider, and cookies! Friday, December 5 in the University Theater, 7:00 p.m.

THE NUTCRACKER: More than 100 professional dancers, children, musicians and vocalists make this holiday tradition the one to see, and an extraordinary experience for all. With magical sets that change before your eyes, snowflakes trickling from the sky and dances from around the world, Ballet MemphisNutcracker lifts everyone into the holiday spirit. Saturday, December 13, at the Orpheum Theatre. CBU Student Life will have 20 tickets available soon — check the CBU Recreation & Community Involvement website to see when you can sign up for tickets!

 

 

This Week at CBU

LASALLIAN FORMATION: The next Lasallian In-Service meeting for new faculty and staff is Tuesday, November 11 in Cooper-Wilson Center, Room 303, at 1:00 p.m.

vasti-torresRECEPTION FOR DR. VASTI TORRES: Dr. Vasti Torres, dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida, will be a guest at CBU on Tuesday, November 11, meeting with various student leaders, faculty and staff, and members of the administration. A reception for Dr. Torres will be held for the CBU Community at 3:05 p.m. in the Wilson Family Commons at the Living Learning Center. Dr. Torres is one of the nation’s leading researchers and publishers on Latino college students and their identity formation.  A widely sought after conference speaker and the author or co-author of four books, including the upcoming The Latino College Student Experience: Understanding Developmental and Environmental Influences, Torres was a Fulbright Specialist assigned in South Africa from November 2011 until August 2012. She is a recipient of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Contribution to Research and Literature Award and was a Diamond Honoree of the American College Personnel Association in 2005.

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BUCS VS. TIGERS:
 Get your Buc spirit pumped to cheer on the CBU men’s basketball team as they take on the Memphis Tigers in an exhibition game at FedExForum on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. And practice your cheers before the game at a Tailgate Rally in Boshwit Courtyard at 4:30! Want a Suite ticket? Follow the clues in the #goldenbuc poem above…

GRAPES FOR GEEKS:  Please join the CBU and U of M American Society of Civil Engineers at Chickasaw Oaks Plaza on November 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m., for the 5th annual Grapes for Geeks Wine Tasting. Ten delectable wines (from five different countries) and a selection of “Big Beers” from around the world will be served, along with live entertainment and an array of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. All proceeds go to support the CBU and U of M Student Chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Please visit www.grapesforgeeks.org to buy tickets online through PayPal.

ganmestandsWHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: When the Game Stands Tall will be the showing on  Friday, November 14 in the University Theater, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Come out and watch a great movie! Here is a summary of what you are in for: Inspired by a true story, When the Game Stands Tall brings to life the incredible winning streak of the De La Salle High School football team: 151 straight victories over 12 years. All along the way, as Coach Bob Ladouceur builds his seemingly invincible national powerhouse, he has emphasized purpose and significance rather than streaks and titles. But when real-life adversity leaves the team reeling, the Spartans must decide if the sacrifice, commitment, and teamwork they have always trusted in can rebuild what is now disintegrating around them. Sponsored by the the Lasallian Collegians.

SALSA Y BACHATA: Come join Hola CBU for a night of salsa and bachata classes, taught by Rumba Room teachers on Friday, November 14 in Alfonso Dining Hall, 8:00 p.m. until midnight. Price is $5 for early birds, available on sale in the Alfonso Foyer during lunch — $7 at the door.

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BELL TOWER GALA: CBU’s third annual Bell Tower Gala will be held on November 15 in the Tennessee Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Memphis at 6:00 p.m. This year CBU will be awarding  Maurelian Medal to Bishop J. Terry Steib (above left) and honoring Michael Pohlman (’79, above center) and Analice Sowell (’02, ’05, above right) with the Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Young Alumna awards. This unforgettable evening will be a festive charitable event, a tribute to the history of Lasallian education in Memphis, and a great way to reconnect with old friends. And since all proceeds support CBU’s exceptional academic programs and scholarships, it’s a great way to invest in the future of our students and our community. Individual tickets to this event are $175. To purchase your ticket and reserve your spot today, contact Karen Viotti at kviotti@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3254.

Kudos

Three CBU alumni are being recognized among the “Top Forty Under 40″ Class of 2014, as selected by the Memphis Business JournalMauricio Calvo (Business Administration ’97), Executive Director of Latino Memphis; JT Malasri (Civil Engineering ’06, MBA ’12), Supervisor of Residential Engineering at MLGW; and Patrice Williamson-Thomas (Business Administration ’97), Deputy Director of Neighborhood Improvement with the City of Memphis. The 18th annual awards program recognizes the talents of the brightest Memphis-area professionals under age 40, both for career accomplishments and for giving their personal time to help local charities.The awards will be officially presented at a banquet event at the Hilton of Memphis presented by CBU on Thursday, November 20. The honorees will also be recognized at a reception at the Cooper-Wilson Center at CBU on Thursday, November 13.

Buccaneer forward Brendan Bennett (Business Administration ’18) won his third GSC Freshman of the Week award of the season. In addition to the game-winning goal against Lee, he also scored a goal in the win over Shorter. He also won the award September 9 and October 7.

Buccaneer goalkeeper Britton McGuire (Interdisciplinary Studies ’16) logged three straight shutouts in the week to earn his second GSC Defender of the Week award. He made 13 saves on the week, with four at Montevallo, four against Lee, and five against Shorter.

Lady Buc defender Gabrielle Pilgrim (English ’17) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for the South Region. She has played 14 games, starting 13, and she carries a perfect 4.0 GPA in English.

Lady Buc midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’15) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for the South Region. In 16 games, she has 10 goals and 10 assists for 30 points, while she carries a 3.38 GPA in Civil Engineering.

Buccaneer midfielder Diego Silva Vieira (Business Administration ’17) was awarded the GSC Soccer Player of the Week after he had a hand in all three game-winning goals. In a win at Montevallo, he scored on a free kick for the only goal in the Bucs’ 1-0 win. Against Lee, he fed a cross to Brendan Bennett for what proved to be the game-winner in the Bucs’ 2-0 win, and he wrapped up the week by scoring the game-winner in the Bucs’ 3-0 win over Shorter.