Be a Memphis Change Maker

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

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

CBU in the Media

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

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

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.

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.

Welcome Lewis University Students and Staff!

Welcome to the Lewis University — our sister Lasallian University — faculty, staff and students who are traveling while on Spring Break to Memphis and then on to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama! Four students and three members of the staff will join us Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week as part of a Social Justice group that is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Lewis students and faculty/staff will  be hosted by the Lasallian Collegians and the De La Salle Christian Brothers living on campus at Lambert Hall. Welcome to the Lewis Flyers!

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.

This Week at CBU

For a complete and up-to-date calendar of events, visit www.cbu.edu/cbu-events.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH SONNY DAVIS: Join the CBU chapter of the NAACP to share in conversation with civil rights activist Dr. Elvernice “Sonny” Davis on February 24 at 12:15 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Davis serves as interim executive director for the United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, and spent 30 years as an active duty chaplain in the United States Army. You don’t have to be an NAACP member to attend and you’re welcome to bring a friend! For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

RA INTEREST MEETINGS: Being a Resident Assistant (RA) is one of the best student leadership positions available anywhere! If you are interested in taking an active role in life, you may want to consider applying to become a Resident Assistant (RA). RAs are assigned to oversee residents, programming, administrative work, and the ongoing development of the Residence Life program. RAs provide personal and individual assistance to students who have problems or questions about residence life and the general college experience. The Office of Residence Life looks for RA candidates who demonstrate a strong interest in people, are deeply involved in their CBU experience, and have a proven record of responsibility. If you are organized, hardworking, and want to contribute positively to your community, then the RA position is for you. RA Interest Meetings are being held on Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Living Learning Center Classroom. Deadline for applications is March 6 by 5:00 p.m. For more information about becoming a Resident Assistant, visit www.cbu.edu/become-ra or contact the Office of Residence Life at (901) 321-4102 or awade2@cbu.edu. You can also visit the Residence Life office in the Office of Student Life, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

FORUM ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: The CBU community is invited to attend a forum on “The Basics of Alzheimer’s” on Tuesday, February 24, 1:00–1:50  p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Ms. Miriam Clay, Manager of Programs and Education for the Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, whose presentation will cover some of the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and where we currently stand with Alzheimer’s research, as well as available programs and services that are available to the West Tennessee community. Also featured will be the following panelists: Hannah Addison (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering), Ms. Kay Cunningham (Plough Library), and Brother Terence McLaughlin (Lambert Hall Community). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sadie Lisenby, CBU Counseling Center at (901) 321-3527 or slisenby@cbu.edu.

PERSONAL BRAND BUILDING: Angela Copeland, founder and coach for Copeland Coaching, will present a free “Building Your Personal Brand” workshop on Tuesday, February 24 in Spain Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. The workshop will provide job seekers insight on how to prepare for the upcoming 2nd Annual Multicultural Career Expo, addressing topics such as dressing for success, resume writing, and branding yourself online. Register online today at www.jobfairmemphis.com.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH JESSE TURNER: The CBU chapter of the NAACP will host Jesse Turner, chairman of Tri-State Bank and the first African-American student to integrate CBHS (and any Memphis high school) on Thursday, February 26 in Assisi Hall 151 at 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

SUSTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is the final 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 be held on Thursday, February 26 in Buckman Hall 358 at 6:00 p.m. and 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.


FOOD PATRIOTS:
The Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith will present a screening of the film Food Patriots on Thursday, February 26, in conjunction with the For the Love of Gardening Workshop Series and in partnership with GrowMemphis. Food Patriots begins with a wake up call: filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz’s son got sick eating chicken contaminated with a superbug, and antibiotics failed. The film chronicles the family’s newfound interest in food sources, getting outlaw chickens, and meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. They call the people who are doing this Food Patriots. The film will screen at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

“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.

GSA GAME NIGHT & DINNER: The CBU Gay Straight Alliance will host an evening of dinner and games — Sticky Head/Who Am I? — on Thursday, February 26 in Stritch Lounge beginning at 6:00 p.m.

THEATRE—365 DAYS/365 PLAYS: CBU Theatre will present its spring play, 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 in the University Theater, 7;30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $2.00 general admission. “This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day. Parks is one of the American theater’s most wily and innovative writers, and her stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous” — TIME magazine

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CASINO NIGHT:
 Student Life is teaming up with TKE to host the 2nd Annual Casino Night event to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalon Friday, February 27 in Alfonso Dining Hall at 8:00 p.m. All money raised will be donated to St. Jude! Free Snacks provided to all players! Prizes will be raffled off to winning players!

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CBU GARDEN DAY: 
Are you tired of being inside? Do you want to help us grow food? The Student Sustainability Coalition’s Garden Day is Sunday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Come help us compost and build raised beds!

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
Faculty/Staff vs. Engineers, Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Honors vs. TKE Freshmen, Monday at 8:00 p.m.
 ZTA vs. Soccer Girls, Monday at 9:00 p.m.
 Uncle Drew’s Nephews vs. G.M.O., Monday at 10:00 p.m.
 ASCE vs. TKE 2, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
 Honors vs. Engineers, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
 Redeem Team vs. SAE, Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.
 Engineers vs. Soccer Globetrotters, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
 Uncle Drew’s Nephews vs. Redeem Team, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
 TKE 1 vs. Kappa Sigma, Wednesday at 9:00 p.m.
All games are in Canale Arena

Bouquets of Hope


Students from the CBU Nursing Program have been helping Catholic Charities of West Tennessee with a project called Bouquets of Hope, wherein flowers donated from events are repurposed to be delivered to nursing homes. Nursing students assisted in devising a flower-drying system, and the results were given to hard-to-employ Catholic Charities along with glue guns and ribbons, and they began to make beautiful, handcrafted ornaments, wreaths, and potpourri. Floral arrangements from just one wedding, funeral, corporate function, or special event can provide over 40 smiles in bouquet form to appreciative recipients. Each repurposed bouquet is as unique as the volunteer or client who made it and is guaranteed to brighten someone’s day.  Donations to support the Bouquets of Hope project are being accepted through a GoFundMe fundraiser

Upcoming Events

TRAILBLAZERS OF MEMPHIS: The Black Student Association will present a program in honor of Civil Rights Month on March 5 in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m., featuring speakers from the Memphis area who have devoted their lives to destroying racial barriers and increasing civil rights for all.

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.

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.

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.

This Week at CBU

For a complete and up-to-date calendar of events, visit www.cbu.edu/cbu-events.

NAACP MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: The CBU chapter of the NAACP is holding a membership drive all this week in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dues are $15 for students under 21 and $30 for individuals over 21. For more information, email naacp@cbu.edu.

Mardi_Gras_mask_cateyes_iconPRE-ASH BASH: Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? Join Campus Ministry and the Peer Ministers to celebrate Fat Tuesday CBU style! There will be a Pre-Ash Bash on Tuesday, February 17 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Living Learning Center, complete with jazz music, king cake, mask decorating, and a whole lot more! Come celebrate with your fellow students and kick this year’s Lent off right!

ASH WEDNESDAY: Distribution of Ashes will take place throughout the day at various locations on campus:
7:30-8:15 a.m. in Cooper-Wilson Center Foyer
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge
Mass at 5:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel
5:00-5:45 p.m. in Buckman Hall Foyer

NSBE DONUT SALE: The CBU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will be selling donuts, muffins, and orange juice in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center and outside of the Computer Center on Thursday, February 19, 7:00-9:30 a.m. They will also be handing out fun facts about minority scientists and engineers who have contributed to American society over the years. Funds from sales will benefit the Memphis NSBE Jr. chapter, which consists of children who are mentored by the NSBE and encouraged to pursue STEM career paths.

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.

jaws-pinkpalaceYOUNG PROFESSIONALS “JAWS” EVENT: The Pink Palace Museum is pleased to offer the first Young Professionals event – Beer/Wine & A Movie on Thursday, February 19. You’ll see JAWS like never before, in the CTI Giant Screen Theater at the Pink Palace! Enjoy complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and popcorn. The cost is $10pp. Must be 21 and older. Reception begins at 5:30; movie begins at 6:30. There will be no late seating. Reservations are limited. Buy your tickets now!

elaineblanchard-6THE POWER OF STORYTELLING: Elaine Blanchard will discuss “The Power of Storytelling” on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 155. Elaine Blanchard is Elaine is a storyteller, writer, and actor. She also is an adjunct professor at Memphis Theological Seminary and facilitates ongoing classes as part of her Prison Stories project at Shelby County’s jail for women. Sponsored by Alpha Chi. For further information contact Dr Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu.

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MAINTAINING YOUR GARDEN: 
Come out to the third For the LOVE of Gardening Workshop series Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 358. Art Johnson will be teaching participants how to maintain their gardens. This workshop is FREE to CBU students, $10 for other students, and $20 general admission. 
Memphis native Art Johnson started gardening in 2010 when he stumbled upon an employment opportunity. He is the Garden Coordinator at the TIGURS Urban Garden at the University of Memphis. He loves the solitude of the garden and how he can share it with other people. He also loves the “yummy organic food right off the plant” and “working amid the lush greenery on a perfect spring or summer day.” He says students should come to his workshop to share their gardening experiences and notes and grow better gardens and communities, he says, “isn’t that what ‘community’ is all about?” Register to attend this workshop at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1149318

“PINK GOES RED” BASKETBALL GAME: The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invite the CBU community to the Pink Goes Red Basketball Game on Thursday, February 19 starting at 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. AKA requests that everyone wear red in honor of Heart Disease Month. Mu Epsilon will be handing out healthy snacks and giving out information on heart disease.

THE LION KING AT THE ORPHEUM: Join Student Life on Sunday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. and experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage, The Lion King. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges in the mist. SOLD OUT! (But check www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs to see if any tickets become available.)

Upcoming February Events

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH SONNY DAVIS: Join the CBU chapter of the NAACP to share in conversation with civil rights activist Dr. Elvernice “Sonny” Davis on February 24 at 12:15 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Davis serves as interim executive director for the United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, and spent 30 years as an active duty chaplain in the United States Army. You don’t have to be an NAACP member to attend and you’re welcome to bring a friend! For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

FORUM ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: The CBU community is invited to attend a forum on “The Basics of Alzheimer’s” on Tuesday, February 24, 1:00–1:50  p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Ms. Miriam Clay, Manager of Programs and Education for the Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, whose presentation will cover some of the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and where we currently stand with Alzheimer’s research, as well as available programs and services that are available to the West Tennessee community. Also featured will be the following panelists: Hannah Addison (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering), Ms. Kay Cunningham (Plough Library), and Brother Terence McLaughlin (Lambert Hall Community). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sadie Lisenby, CBU Counseling Center at (901) 321-3527 or slisenby@cbu.edu.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH JESSE TURNER: The CBU chapter of the NAACP will host Jesse Turner, chairman of Tri-State Bank and the first African-American student to integrate CBHS (and any Memphis high school) on Thursday, February 26 in Assisi Hall 151 at 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

SUSTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is the final 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 be held on Thursday, February 26 in Buckman Hall 358 at 6:00 p.m. and 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.


FOOD PATRIOTS:
The Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith will present a screening of the film Food Patriots on Thursday, February 26, in conjunction with the For the Love of Gardening Workshop Series and in partnership with GrowMemphis. Food Patriots begins with a wake up call: filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz’s son got sick eating chicken contaminated with a superbug, and antibiotics failed. The film chronicles the family’s newfound interest in food sources, getting outlaw chickens, and meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. They call the people who are doing this Food Patriots. The film will screen at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

“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.

THEATRE—365 DAYS/365 PLAYS: CBU Theatre will present its spring play, 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 in the University Theater, 7;30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $2.00 general admission. “This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day. Parks is one of the American theater’s most wily and innovative writers, and her stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous” — TIME magazine

CasinoNight15CASINO NIGHT: Student Life is teaming up with TKE to host the 2nd Annual Casino Night event to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalon Friday, February 27 in Alfonso Dining Hall at 8:00 p.m. All money raised will be donated to St. Jude! Free Snacks provided to all players! Prizes will be raffled off to winning players!

Upcoming Speakers: Mark Your Calendar

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.

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.

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.

CBU Selected as One of “10 to Watch”

CBU has been selected by the Greater Memphis Chamber as one of its “10 to Watch” in 2015. The Chamber has recognized 10 companies and organizations who stood out in 2014 for their leadership in the community, whether that be through driving the local economy, inspiring innovation or embracing change.

“CBU is honored to be among such esteemed company and to be recognized by the Chamber for our efforts in the community,” said Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of CBU.

“These 10 Memphis businesses were chosen for the tremendous accomplishments they made in 2014 and the promise of what’s yet to come,” said Phil Trenary, president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. “The Chamber proudly recognizes these members for the jobs and talent they bring to Memphis, and we look forward to their future success.”

“We have a 144-year history of providing exceptionally educated, creative and innovative graduates to the Memphis marketplace and economy,” Smarrelli said. “And we are confident that our efforts to reach even deeper into the community through our partnerships with Shelby County Schools with Middle College High School and the Maxine Smith STEAM Academy, along with the new CBHS STEMM CoLaB, will strengthen the city’s educational foundation and pay rich dividends as our children become better prepared for both college and the growing technological demands on our workforce.

“This investment in the future is in keeping with our Lasallian heritage, an extension of the Christian Brothers’ mission to provide an education to young people, especially to the disadvantaged, and thus to build better communities and a better society. We certainly hope everyone will watch CBU this year, but more importantly we hope that everyone will watch our younger generation step up, prepared to make Memphis a more equitable, progressive, and prosperous city.”

Below are the Chamber’s selections as the top 10 to Watch in 2015 (in alphabetical order):
1.  Caissa Public Strategy
2. Christian Brothers University
3.  Kemmons Wilson Inc.
4.  MicroPort Orthopedics
5.  MC Ionic Solutions
6.  Restaurant Iris/Second Line
7.  Southern Airways Express
8.  Sweet Potato Baby
9.  University of Memphis
10. Wingstop

Read more about these companies in the Memphis Crossroads Digital Magazine, which will be available on March 1, 2015.

This Week at CBU

DINNER & CONVERSATION WITH THE BROTHERS: The Living Learning Communities invite any and all CBU students to join them for a free dinner and good conversation with CBU’s Christian Brothers at Lambert Hall on Wednesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. about the theme of “Balancing Life’s Priorities.” Several Brothers will share their wisdom and life experiences about how they balance their work, faith, community engagement, family and friends, and self. A social gathering and dinner will follow in the Brothers’ dining hall. Meet at 5:00 p.m. at the Brothers’ Community Lounge in Lambert Hall. There are a limited number of spots, so please RSVP to Dr. Ben Jordan at  bjordan1@cbu.edu.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS MEETING: The National Society of Black Engineers will hold open meetings every Wednesday in Nolan 241 at 6:00 p.m. to reach out the student body. Membership is open to STUDENTS OF ANY RACE OR ANY STEM MAJOR. Come out and find out how our networking, community outreach, and record-size career fairs can benefit you for life.

YOGA LESSONS: Come practice yoga with Meredith Melvin, Wednesday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge with CBU Sustainability and Psi Chi. Bring your own mat! If you do not have your own mat, a bath towel will work just fine.

ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: During January and February, four workshop sessions will be offered to help students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The final session will be held at 1:00-1:50 p.m. on February 12 in the LLC Classroom (Room 104) and will be facilitated by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student.

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, and will be held in Buckman Hall 358 on Thursday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. GrowMemphis’s first For the Love of Gardening Workshop was a success! Kenny Latta and Marie Dennan taught us how to start our gardens. Dallas Holland received her bachelor’s degree in biology and earth science with a focus in plant ecology from the University of North Alabama. She began working for her aunt’s interior plant scaping business in 1999 and studied wetland ecology and other plant ecosystems at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. Dallas also studied wetland ecology at Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Mobile Bay. She also managed the Japanese Garden and Urban Orchard at Memphis Botanic Gardens and currently creates sustainable, native landscapes. Dallas says Adam Guerrero and her workshop, “will teach you how to use local resources to build nutrient-rich soil that will sustain a garden that helps produce plants that are disease tolerant, rich in flavor, and chemical-free.” Adam Guerrero received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Memphis. He was born in Du Quoin Illinois, but lived in Hawaii, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and New York before moving to Memphis Tennessee. He has been gardening since he was a child. He is now a teacher and involved his community. Adam says, “I love how transformative working in nature can be, not only do you get to witness a process in many varied stages, but you can witness how it can change a person’s perspective on life.” 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.


BSA AND STUDENT LIFE MOVIE NIGHT: As part of Black History Month at CBU, the Black Student Association and Student Life will present a free screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Thursday, February 12 in Spain Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. A 2013 film starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, Long Walk to Freedom is a chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: As part of Black History Month at CBU, an Open Mic Night themed “Ebony Expressions of Love” will be held in Sabbatini Lounge on Friday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come dazzle the audience with expressions of love through poems, singing, etc.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
• TKE Freshmen vs. Faculty/Staff, Monday at 7:00 p.m.
• GMO vs. Redeem Team, Monday at 8:00 p.m.
• TKE 1 vs. SAE, Monday at 9:00 p.m.
• Honors vs. Soccer Globetrotters, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
• TKE Freshmen vs. ASCE, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
• Engineers V vs. TKE 2, Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.

News at CBU

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President John Smarrelli, Steve Crisman (Senior VP for Advancement) and Bob Arnold (Director of Grants & Foundations) were in Washington, DC last week meeting with Tennessee legislators in Congress. Pictured above (counter-clockwise from top) with Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker; with Congressman Steve Cohen; and posing for a #smarrelliselfie in front of the Capitol building.

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The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation hosted a service event for their scholarship recipients on February 3 at the Soup Kitchen of St. John’s United Methodist Church. KWFF Scholars from CBU, Rhodes College, the University of Memphis, and Memphis Theological Seminary participated. Pictured above in the foreground are Brody Lax (Engineering Physics ’16) and Marie Ryall (Natural Science ’16).

deca-fbla15The CBU School of Business hosted the regional FBLA and DECA conferences on January 29-30 at CBU. This was the third year to host DECA and second to host FBLA. These conferences bring nearly 800 students to the CBU campus for two full days of using our facilities and interacting with student leaders from the School of Business. This year was by far the most challenging year, due to the preparations for the renovation of Kenrick Hall. Special thanks are due to Ray Karasek (Administration & Finance) for his efforts in preparing Kendrick and other facilities for these large gatherings, Christina Brown (School of Business) for serving as the communications and organizational hub of the entire process, and the brothers of Delta Sigma Pi for many hours of physical labor preparing Kenrick for occupancy and two full days of work during the conferences.

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Twenty-five CBU students participated in the first Emerging Leaders Seminar on February 5 in the Canale Arena Skybox, where they learned about how to be impactful leaders on-campus and in the community by meeting with Memphis leaders and Teach for America Corps members. This session was created through a partnership between Student Life and Teach for America.

Service Opportunities

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Literacy Mid-South
 is looking for volunteers to help sort books for the 500K Book Giveaway. It’s the largest book distribution in the history of Shelby County! In March, Literacy Mid-South is teaming up with First Book to bring 500,000 books to Memphis to be distributed to schools, churches, nonprofits, and teachers. Volunteers will help with various tasks including organizing boxed inventory (books), affixing shipping labels to boxes, and preparing orders for group book pick-ups. Volunteers must be able to stand for the duration of their shift, as well as lift up to 30 pounds. Volunteers must be 18 and up. Volunteer opportunities are available to individuals and groups on Monday, March 9-Friday, March 13.  Register to volunteer here! 

BRIDGE BUILDERS SUMMER CONFERENCES
BRIDGES is looking for passionate and energetic individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Members and staff at Bridge Builders Summer Leadership Conferences! BRIDGES unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This summer, 1,100 students in grades 7-12 will develop their leadership skills and connect with youth from across the Mid-South through the Bridge Builders Leadership Conferences. Applications are being accepted through Friday, February 27 for the following positions:

7th-10th Grade Leadership Conferences
• Conference Facilitator
• Logistics and Coordination Team
11th-12th Grade Leadership Conferences
• Conference Facilitator
• Logistics and Coordination Team
• Resident Adviser

Apply at www.bridgesusa.org/summerpositions. These are PAID positions!

NOTE: Candidates who do not meet the AmeriCorps requirements are eligible to apply and will be considered for non-AmeriCorps positions. 

Thanks from Cheer for the Kids

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A huge thank you to all of the CBU students that helped out with Cheer for the Kids this year. Over 50 CBU students volunteered their time at Saturday’s 8th annual event to help raise enough money for Make-A-Wish of the Mid-South to grant approximately five wishes. A special thank you to CBU student Mauricio Ramirez (Psychology) for all of his involvement over the past year in helping plan the 2015 event.

Cheer for the Kids is a grassroots non-profit organization founded by Professor Chanda S. Murphy (Behavioral Sciences) and fellow Memphian Ashley Bradford to help raise awareness and money for local child-focused philanthropy organizations. For more information or to get involved with Cheer for the Kids please visit www.facebook.com/CheerForTheKids.

News at CBU

President John Smarrelli Jr. was among more than 100 Catholic leaders — including 31 presidents of Catholic colleges and universities — to sign a petition entitled “Immigration is a Pro-Life Issue,” calling on Congress to pass immigration reform. “The immigration crisis will not be solved by threats to shut down government agencies, enforcement-only strategies or piecemeal approaches,” the petition states. “Breaking up immigrant families and denying protection to those fleeing gang or cartel violence, as just one example, is neither a humane or effective strategy. Comprehensive immigration reform that would create an earned path to citizenship for those in the shadows, expedite family reunification, strengthen refugee protection, and address why desperate people reluctantly uproot and cross borders, deserves a vote now.”

kuwaiti_embassyDr. Smarrelli and Dr. Frank Buscher (VP for Academics & Student Life) visited the Kuwait Embassy in Washington, DC last week, solidifying CBU’s partnership with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Higher Education and its scholarship program for Kuwaiti students to attend U.S. universities. Several nations, including Kuwait, have CBU on their list of preferred U.S. engineering programs.

Lasallian Collegians: February’s Core Principles

Thanks to all who came out to the “Cookies, Cocoa, and Collars” event last week! Everyone had a great time (and we’re pretty sure Brother Robert really enjoyed his cake)!

This month, the Lasallian Collegians are going to talk about two principles that go hand in hand: Respect for All Persons and Concern for the Poor and Social Justice.

Let’s think about Concern for the Poor and Social Justice. Service is everywhere at CBU. All of the organizations have a special cause that is near to their heart, and the entire campus comes out to help for September of Service. Did you know that this spirit of serving can be traced to way back in the day… like almost 400 years ago?

De La Salle’s concern was for the poor, the neglected, and the overlooked. Although he came from a wealthy family and was set for the rest of his life, he gave all of his money away to help the poor. He also gave up his comfort to teach and lead the De La Salle Christian Brothers.  As we go about our day today, let’s reflect on De La Salle’s sacrifice and how we can share his serving spirit with others. Have a nifty day!

 

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

 

This Week at CBU

BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive on campus on January 27 in the Swashbuckler, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. At this drive, you can give:
Blood: The most common type of donation, during which approximately a pint of ‘whole blood’ is given. This type of blood donation usually takes about an hour.
Double Red Cells: A Double Red Cell donation collects the red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor.  These donors must meet specific eligibility requirements and have type A Neg, B Neg, or O blood.

GIRL TALK TUESDAY: Young Ladies United’s next Girl Talk Tuesday will be Tuesday, January 27 in Sabbatini Lounge at 5:00 p.m. The topic will be “If you saw me, what would you think?” Discussion topics include what is considered appropriate attire for young ladies, and the stereotypes that come with dressing certain types of ways. Feel free to bring your dinner with you.

ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: During January and February, four workshop sessions will be offered to help students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The remaining sessions will be held at 1:00-1:50 p.m. on January 29, February 5, and February 12 in the LLC Classroom (Room 104) and will be facilitated by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student.  Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions. 

NAACP CHAPTER MEETING: Thursday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), Members are encouraged to come for information and to pay dues. All interested students are welcome too!

PRIVILEGE AND OPPRESSION AWARENESS: Thursday, January 29. Email naacp@cbu.edu for more information!

GMAT/GRE REFRESHER SERIES (QUANTITATIVE): CBU Graduate Business Programs are hosting this session on Thursday, January 29 for students interested in supplementing their study aids and resources for the GRE/GMAT. Students who need to retest for either exam are also encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. The session will be held in St. Joseph Hall 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and cost is $20 (cash or check). For more information, contact Keeley Seniuk at kseniuk@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3555.

HOT CHOCOLATE SOCIAL WITH THE BROTHERS: Come out to the LLC Commons Thursday night, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. for the Lasallian Collegians’ Hot Chocolate Social with the Brothers! There will be hot chocolate and a time to talk with the Brothers and the Lasallian Collegians!

mickey&minnieDISNEY DANCE: Come one, come all! The Honors Program welcomes all students to dress up in Disney duds for their Disney Dance on Friday, January 30, in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), 8:00-11:00 p.m. Featuring Disney-themed decorations, hors d’oeuvres, music, a magical photo booth, COSTUME CONTEST, and Pin the Tail on the Eeyore game! Prizes will be given to the best dressed male and female, and there will be chocolate fondue!! It promises to be a happily-ever-after evening! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Tickets $3 in Alfonso Dining Hall or at the door.

LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM INTERVIEWS: The CBU Admissions Office is holding interviews on campus with prospective students for the Leadership Scholarship Program on Saturday, January 31. The Leadership Scholarship Program is a leadership-based scholarship awarded to two students each year for outstanding leadership and service in his or her community. Recipients of this scholarship will receive support from Student Life in developing a New Student Organization that can have a lasting impact on the university. The scholarship covers full tuition and fees, and it replaces all other CBU scholarships and grants awarded.

ALSO ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK:
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is holding its Regional Leadership Conference at CBU on Thursday, January 29. FBLA is a national vocational student organization for students in high schools and middle schools who are interested in business or business education careers.
District 1 of Tennessee DECA (Shelby County chapters) is holding its 
Career Development Conference and Competitions at CBU on Friday, January 30. DECA is a national organization for high school students that prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas.

 

Thanks from the Angels

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The Community of St. Therese of Lisieux was completely amazed at the outpouring of support from the CBU Community during the holidays. Campus Ministry is grateful and proud to say that every Angel from the CBU Angel Tree was taken, and every area from our CBU family contributed — students, staff, faculty, clubs, sororities, fraternities, athletes — what a demonstration of Lasallian spirit!

The thank-you cards coming in from the residents of St. Therese have been so heartfelt; here are just a few snippets:

  • “I can’t express how grateful I am you came to our place, took a list of wishes and made it a real Christmas for me.”
  • “I never had anything so nice happen in my life.”
  • “Thank You! For caring about me and please come back soon.”
  • “THANK YOU for making my Christmas amazing!! Bless you”
  • “Thank you for making us feel we are a part of the community and you care about us.”
  • “I have never had things so warm and a clock and book, everything so special.  Thank you for caring.”

Campus Ministry thanks everyone at CBU for sharing our mission!

CBU in the Media

The Commercial Appeal published a guest commentary by President John Smarrelli Jr. in its January 25 edition entitled “‘Tennessee Promise’ is not that promising.” In discussing Gov. Haslam’s “Tennessee Promise” program for free community college tuition and President Obama’s endorsement of a nationally expanded version, Dr. Smarrelli points out that “When ‘free’ community college is available, high school guidance counselors are inadvertently, but invariably, pressured to direct graduating seniors to these options and away from traditional four-year institutions.” and goes on to conclude that “[W]e take issue with any proposal, however well-meaning, that would privilege a community college degree and prematurely remove a four-year degree from consideration.” 

For those without access to The Commercial Appeal’s online edition, please click here for a PDF version of Dr. Smarrelli’s commentary.

Celebrating MLK Day with Honors

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The CBU Honors Program celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 19 with a visit to the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum. Pictured in the iconic I AM A MAN Sanitation Strike exhibit are students Sara Swisher, Taylor Flake,  Brenda Hurlbut, Rachel Black, and James Haggard. Other participants were Tiffany Corkran, Saehymn Oh, Sydney Kermeen, Kierra Turner, Caitlin Revers, Richard Townley, Sam Tope-Ojo, and Dr. Tracie Burke. Attendees each took a canned good to contribute to the Museum’s food drive, and while they were visiting who did they see volunteering on her day off from work, but 2014-15 CBU Lasallian Fellow Mallory Harvey!

 

For the Love of Gardening

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The Rose Deal School of Arts is cosponsoring a series of gardening workshops during February to benefit GrowMemphis gardens. Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). All workshops will be held at CBU, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

  • February 5: Vegetable Gardening Basics (Hosted by Marie Dennan and Kenny Latta, TIGUrS Garden Volunteers, Community Gardeners
  • February 12: Soil Building & Composting (Hosted by Dallas Holland and Adam Guerrero, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts)
  • February 19: Maintaining Your Garden (Hosted by Art Johnson, Garden Coordinator at TIGUrS Urban Garden)
  • February 26: Sustaining Your Garden (Hosted by Adam Guerrero and Jovantae Thomas, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts)

To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.  Questions? Call (901) 552-4298.

SaveFirst Tax Preparation Initiative

CBU is partnering with Impact Tennessee, Rhodes College, and the University of Memphis to  provide free tax preparation services for low-income working families in conjunction with SaveFirst and the Binghampton Development Corporation. SaveFirst trains college, graduate, and law students to provide free services and opportunities for savings to low-income, working families — especially targeting those eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. CBU is also sponsoring a poverty course that will incorporate SaveFirst in 2015. Tax preparation services will start Thursday, January 22, and continue through April. Student tax professionals will be at the Binghampton Development Corporation (280 Tillman Street) Wednesdays through Saturdays.