Upcoming Events

MSA-dinner MSA’S EID-AL-ADHA DINNER: Join the Muslim Students’ Association for a traditional Arabian dinner! All students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate Eid al-Adha, a religious holiday which celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Ismaiel, his son, as an act of devotion to G-d. Admission is only $4.00 and covers a meal consisting of two grilled kebabs skewers, basmati rice, salad, hummus, pita, and a beverage. This dinner will be held on Friday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Buckman 358. Sign up HERE before 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22.

ALUMNI & FAMILY WEEKEND: On October 1-4, 2015, plan to celebrate at the Annual CBU Alumni & Family Weekend! Alumni & Family Weekend offers a unique opportunity for the entire CBU family to come together and share our points of pride through an exciting selection of collaborative programming. Scheduled events include:
 Service Learning Panel & Luncheon Hosted by 2016  Lasallian Fellows
Hear from a panel of student leaders who are putting the mission of CBU into practice through involvement with student organizations, volunteerism, advocacy, faith practice, and community engagement.
 Alumni Career Panels: Pathways to Success
Hear from successful alumni working in the fields of STEM, Business, Healthcare, Arts, and Social Services about how they got where they are and how their CBU education impacted their professional and personal lives.
 Women’s Leadership Conference
The inaugural CBU Women’s Leadership Conference presented by Christian Brothers University’s Presidential Commission on Women will be a forum to promote women’s personal and professional development and advancement. Women working in academia and the public and private sectors will come together to educate and challenge each other through accomplished speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.
 World of Beers & Chili Cook-off
A favorite event of many alumni, the World of Beers is growing this year! We have added a chili cook-off to the evening’s festivities. All proceeds from the Cook-Off will go to the National Alumni Board’s Teaching Excellence Award.
 The Cannon Ball
Let down your hair, put on your dancing shoes, and celebrate! Live music, food and drink, and other surprise entertainment is in store!
FULL SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION ONLINE »»»

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CBU-DUNAVANT SYMPOSIUM: As part of Alumni & Family Weekend, CBU and the Rotary Club of Memphis East will present the CBU-Dunavant Symposium on Friday, October 2 with the theme of “Mentorship: Preparing Today’s Students for a Better Memphis.” A panel discussion with distinguished public servants will be conducted in Spain Auditorium starting at 9:30 a.m. Networking with area mentoring programs will follow in Canale Arena with lunch and a keynote address by Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States and Unit Chief for Strategic Communications in the External Relations Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. This event is free (with lunch provided), but registration is required — register online at www.cbu.edu/cbu-dunavant.

EVENING WITH THE LISIEUX COMMUNITY: The inaugural Evening with the Lisieux Community will be held on October 16 at the Kroc Center. WMC-TV anchor Joe Birch (’78) will introduce our audience to the compelling story of the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux and emcee the event, which kicks off with a word from founder and executive director Sandra Ferrell, whose passion fuels the organization’s efforts to help victims of abuse, sex trafficking and addictions. Lisieux residents will also share their experiences in the program, picking up the pieces and finding new paths. The award-winning Independent Lens film A Path Appears, which shines a light on sex trafficking and addiction and puts a human face on victims, will be screened. After the documentary, guests will enjoy an intermission featuring special desserts, coffee, and live music by The Zoo Girls in the theatre lobby. The intimate evening will end with a performance by John Kilzer, a Memphis-based singer-songwriter who overcame addictions while staying true to his vision as an artist. Kilzer will perform songs from Hide Away, his recent album for Archer Records. Tickets are available online for $25. More info is available at the Facebook Event page.

This Week at CBU

THEATRE AUDITIONS: The Theatre Department will be holding auditions for the fall play, A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, on September 8 at 7:00 p.m., September 9 at 4:00 p.m., and September 10 at 2:00 p.m. Auditions will be held in the theater. We will be doing cold readings from various scripts. Please bring schedule conflicts. About the play: Greg, a man on the verge of a mid-life crisis, falls in love with a stray dog (played by a woman) and brings her home. Greg’s wife doesn’t want the dog and will have nothing to do with it; but he has fallen head over heels for his new canine friend, Sylvia, and she becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. You’ll be laughing out loud while getting the straight “poop from the pooch” in this hilarious and touching comedy by A.R. Gurney. Roles available are:

  • SYLVIA (F) — The dog. Cute, sexy, spunky, sarcastic, full of youthful exuberance. A physical role – requires crouching, crawling, jumping, etc. Robin Williams type character.
  • TOM (M) — Dog lover, a good natured guy who is a little too proud of Bowser, full of confidence.
  • LESLIE (M or F) — a marriage counselor-Role will be played in drag.  Former MR CBU contestants are welcome to audition.
  • PHYLLIS (F) — Upper west side, socialite from New York, drinks a little too much, best friend to Kate.

The roles of Greg and Kate have already been cast. For more information contact Professor Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu.

MEET THE POODLES WEEK:  The Pi Pi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is hosting “Meet the Poodles” Week, September 8-11. All activities are free and open to the public. Also, you do not have to be interested in joining the sorority to come to the fun-filled activities. For more information, visit www.sgrho1922.org or email the chapter at pipisgrho1922@gmail.com.
• Tuesday, September 8: PIe Day (All Things π) – Free food and music in Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 9: Stress Free Me (Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Dat) – Come out to Ieam to manage stress and make your own personal stress ball! Buckman Hall 103, 7:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 10: Meet the Poodles Table – Outside of Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 10: Meet the Poodles Informational – Buckman Hall 217, 7:22 p.m.
• Friday, September 11: T.G.I.FRHO-ZEN – FRHOzen treats outside of Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PHI ALPHA DELTA INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Come see what the new CBU Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity has to offer as Memphis’s first PAD undergrad chapter on Tuesday, September 8 in Beckman Hall 102, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Learn about PAD’s purpose and mission for the year and meet the Executive Board for Phi Alpha Delta, who will be prepared to answer any questions. All majors are welcome. For more information, contact CBUPAD2015@gmail.com.

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NATIONAL PANHELLENIC ROUNDTABLE:
The National Panhellenic Council will host a Roundtable Discussion for those students who are interested in learning more about a specific organization, requirements, intake practices, community service initiatives,  upcoming informationals, etc. on Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall). Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding NPHC activities, please contact Ian A. Boyd at iboyd@cbu.edu or Zachary Knight at zknight@cbu.edu.

MSA WELCOME BACK MEETING/DISCUSSION: Come join the Muslim Student Association on Wednesday, September 9 for a presentation/discussion about Islam’s view of and relationship with other faiths, mainly Abrahamic religions (Judaism/Christianity). All faith backgrounds are welcome to come and participate! Buckman Hall 103, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

DODGEBALL: Looking to relieve some stress from papers, exams, and studying? Well, come out and channel that energy as the men of the Alpha Beta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. host Dodgeball on Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Canale Arena.

trivia_tvALUMNI TRIVIA WITH BROTHER IGGY: Join CBUnited Alumni Association on Friday, September 11 in  Alfonso Dining Hall for Trivia Night with CBU’s own trivia-master, Brother Ignatius BrownDoors at 6:30 p.m. First question at 7:00 p.m. Register your team of six for $15 per person — only $5 per person for current CBU students! Community tables will be available for individuals and walk-ins. Prizes will be awarded to all members of the first and second place teams. For more information and to register, visit cbu.edu/alumni-trivia.

CBU Discounts at Ballet Memphis

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For any Ballet Memphis MainStage show (Romeo & Juliet, Nutcracker, Places, and Cinderella), Section B seats ($22 value) are available to CBU students, faculty, and staff for only $10! Tickets are available online and at the Box Office, subject to availability, limit two per person. Online sales use code STUDENT. Tickets will be held at will call and are picked up with valid ID. *The online code applies to both students and teachers* Visit balletmemphis.org for more information on the upcoming season!

 

This Week at CBU

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“CROSSCUT” EXHIBITION: 
An exhibition of new paintings by Nick Peña (Visual & Performing Arts) entitled “Crosscut” is in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery through October 8. In “Crosscut,” Peña continues his investigation of the ever-shifting concept of the American Dream, and the effects that ideal has on both our environment and our national psyche. While this new work still plays off of the contrasts between past and present, representation and abstraction, and stability and instability, the material used is pushed further in an attempt to highlight the unique balance of these apposing concepts. The Ross Gallery is located on the lower level of Plough Library and is open during regular Library hours.

NAACP MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: CBU’s NAACP will be conducting a membership drive August 24-28 in the Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Dues for this year are $15 for those under 21 and $30 for those over 21!  Get involved and join TODAY!

WELCOME WEEK ZUMBA!  It’s Fun! It’s Fitness! It’s Zumba! Come out to Nolan Field on Monday at 7:00 p.m. for some seriously fun dancing! Bring a towel to wipe off sweat, some water, and a friend!

WELCOME WEEK SCOOP: Here’s the Scoop! Whether it’s vanilla or chocolate, or somewhere in between, choose your flavor at the Gazebo next to Rozier Hall on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate the end of a fun summer with your CBU SGA and then paint the rock!

WELCOME WEEK TRIPPY TIE DYE: Come to the Buckman Quad on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to make your own retro CBU swag. First 50 students get a free t-shirt! It’s a totally rad tie-dye bonanza!

WELCOME WEEK ORGANIZATION FAIR: From Greek Life to the Honors Program to Black Student Association to even SGA, if you want to get involved on campus, be sure to swing by the Organization Fair in Sabbatini Lounge on Thursday from 11:00  to 2:00!

WELCOME BACK BOOK FAIR: The CBU Dystopian Literature Society will be hosting a campus-wide Welcome Back Book Fair in the Plough Library on Thursday, August 27. The Book Fair will feature some of your favorite titles and maybe some you haven’t heard before! Refreshments will be served on the main floor of the library. Stop by and check it out!

ACADEMIC CONVOCATION: Join us to celebrate the best and brightest of the CBU community at the annual Academic Convocation on Thursday, August 27 in the University Theater at 5:00 p.m. Welcoming remarks from President Smarrelli and SGA President Kierra Turner will precede a presentation by Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology, MHIRT Program Director), and the announcement of the Endowed Chairs for 2015-16 and the CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2016. Awards will be presented to outstanding  Academic Advisors and CARLs, and CBU Spirit Awards will be presented by Student Life. The School of Sciences will present the Dr. Marguerite Cooper Award to a member of its faculty, and CBU will present the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award. the highest University honor for a faculty or staff member.

SOS15SEPTEMBER OF SERVICE KICKOFF: Are you ready for the biggest service initiative CBU has ever seen?! CBU’s September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds is back and better than ever. We have 30 days of great projects and hundreds of volunteer slots, so now all we need is YOU! Join S.O.S. on Friday, August 28 in the Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., to kick it into gear, and get ready for all the fun, growth, learning, new friends, and SERVICE. There will be signups, refreshments, “Why I Serve” sign pictures, chalk the quad, great new S.O.S. t-shirts for only $10 (or you might win one!), face painting, and more!  S.O.S. is open to EVERYONE at CBU! Yes, everyone: students, faculty, staff, alumni, Brothers, family members, and pets (well, maybe not pets). We’re working on the calendar now and we’ll have it open for signups at the Friday kickoff. In the meantime, check it out at www.cbu.edu/sos, like us on Facebook and get ready to rock Memphis! ROGUE SOSing is back! If you can’t join us for one of our scheduled service projects, we welcome you to don your SOS shirt, serve your community (wherever you are in the world), and post your good deed (including a picture) to our Facebook page. Don’t have an SOS shirt? Make a sign! Don’t have a sign? SOS anyway!!!!

BSA BIG SPLASH: Join the Black Student Association and DIVE INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR on Friday afternoon, 4:00-7:00 p.m., in the Canale Pool and the Sand Volleyball Court!

WELCOME WEEK MOVIE NIGHT: Tired from a long first week of classes and moving in?  Come over to Spain Auditorium on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. for a great movie and popcorn! (HINT: Who knew detention could be fun too?!)

FREE Tickets to CTI 3D Theater & Pink Palace

pinkpalaceSign up now to join your friends and Student Life to receive a FREE ticket to visit the Pink Palace and the CTI 3D Giant Theater on Saturday, September 12. Explore the “wide-ranging collection of historic, educational and technological attractions including the Pink Palace Museum, the CTI 3D Giant Theater, the Sharpe Planetarium, The Lichterman Nature Center and the historic Mallory-Neely and Magevney Houses. Tickets are limited so sign up now cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs.

Upcoming Events

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THEATRE AUDITIONS:
The Theatre Department will be holding auditions for the fall play on September 8 at 7:00 p.m., September 9 at 4:00 p.m., and September 10 at 2:00 p.m. Auditions will be held in the theater. We will be doing cold readings from various scripts. Please bring schedule conflicts. For more information contact Professor Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu.

trivia_tvALUMNI TRIVIA WITH BROTHER IGGY: Join CBUnited Alumni Association on Friday, September 11 in  Alfonso Dining Hall for Trivia Night with CBU’s own trivia-master, Brother Ignatius BrownDoors at 6:30 p.m. First question at 7:00 p.m. Register your team of six for $15 per person — only $5 per person for current CBU students! Community tables will be available for individuals and walk-ins. Prizes will be awarded to all members of the first and second place teams. For more information and to register, visit cbu.edu/alumni-trivia.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: More details to come on these upcoming events!
Alumni & Family Weekend: October 1-4
Memphis Reads with Dave Eggers: November 6
Bell Tower Gala: November 14

Upcoming Events

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION: The last session of Freshman Orientation, welcoming the Class of 2019, is Thursday, July 30 through Friday, July 31. Their busy schedules will include sessions to inform them about CBU services and resources, group academic advising, placement tests, class scheduling, and LOTS more!

COMMUNITY CONVOCATION: The annual pre-semester meeting of all faculty and staff will be held Thursday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the University Theater with reports from the CBU Administration and recognition of faculty/staff service. Faculty meetings will follow in the afternoon.

WELCOME (BACK) WEEKEND: The 2015-16 academic year begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 21 when the resident students of the Class of 2019 starts moving into the residence halls. All first-year freshmen are required to attend, and parents are strongly encouraged to join their students. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about campus, give back to the community, enjoy activities and start building lifelong friendships. Upperclassmen will be welcomed back to campus on Saturday, August 22. A tentative schedule of events is available at cbu.edu/welcome-back-weekend.

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OPENING RECEPTION FOR NICK 
PEÑA EXHIBITION:
Crosscut,” an exhibition of paintings by CBU’s own Nick Peña (Visual & Performing Arts) will open with a public reception on Friday, August 21 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will continue through October 8 in the gallery and foyer, which is located on the lower level of Plough Library.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: More details to come on these upcoming events!
Academic Convocation: August 27
Alumni & Family Weekend: October 1-4
Memphis Reads with Dave Eggers: November 6
Bell Tower Gala: November 14

This Week at CBU

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SPRING AKA WEEK: The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host its Spring AKA Week April 19-24. The week’s activities include:
Monday, April 20: Feelin’ Myself Sustainable Beauty Forum and Photo Contest  Join as AKA indulges in a “Do It Yourself” night and make sustainable beauty products by hand! 7:08 p.m. in Cooper-Wilson Center 105.
Tuesday, April 21:  Come and Kick it with ME — Come and Kick it with the Most Elegant Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha in a game of kickball! Not only will we be playing kickball but participants will be learning about the importance of exercise to reduce heart disease and mental illness. Canale Arena, 7:08 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22: Pink is the New Green — Come serve with AKA on the Sustainability Coalition Earth Day Project! 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 23: You Can’t Beat ME Sand Volleyball Tournament — Enter your team in AKA’s Sand Volleyball Tournament. Your donations will benefit “service to all mankind.”  Enter your team of five for only $20. For more information please contact Taylor Flake at tflake@cbu.edu.
Friday, April 24: Pink Friday — Come celebrate the close of AKA Week in Buckman Quad at 5:08 p.m.  The celebration will end with a Special Surprise that you won’t want to miss!

DINSTUHL’S CHOCOLATE TASTING SESSION: Dr. Stan Eisen’s BIOL 103 Biology of Addiction Class hosts its annual Chocolate Tasting Session, featuring Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies, on Monday, April 20 in Montesi Executive Center, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Learn about the cultivation of cocoa, its harvest and processing techniques, and THEN enjoy the pleasures of its SOUND, its BOUQUET, and finally, its FLAVOR.

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP: Seniors! If you’re still looking for employment after graduation, then don’t miss this event on Tuesday, April 21! Group mini-sessions will be conducted on interviewing skills, networking, and job search strategies in Buckman Hall 102, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Plus, individual resume reviews by recruiters & alumni will be available. This is an RSVP event, so check with Career Services at career@cbu.edu to see if there are still openings.

DAY AT CITY HALL: The CBU Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP will host a student “Day at City Hall” at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. Join the NAACP at City Hall and let our local legislators know that we care! For sign-up visit eventbrite.com/event/16431562245 or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

ENVISIONING CULTURES: Students in the Envision Program will present an event to spotlight North and South American cultures on Wednesday, April 22 in Buckman Quad at 11:30 a.m. On Thursday, April 23, they will focus on Indian culture in the Quad at 1:00 p.m., featuring traditional Indian food and music.

CHAT ‘N’ CHEW: Chat ‘n’ Chew is held every Wednesday from 2:00  to 4:00 p.m. in the newly remodeled Maurelian Lounge. Chat ‘n’ Chew is an informal gathering mostly geared toward support of CBU’s international students, but all are invited as we join together as a community to help CBU’s international students to feel more at home. Goal of Chat ‘n’ Chew: acculturation, internationalization, information sharing, Q and A, and fun! Please come! Let us all laugh, learn, and share.


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Please join CBU’s President’s Commission on Women and Junior League of Memphis for a screening of Miss Representation on April 22 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the University Theater. A panel discussion will follow the film featuring women in prominent roles in our community; panelists will share their reactions to the film, personal experiences, and answer questions from the audience. Many thanks to First Tennessee, Baker Donelson, and Christian Brothers University for supporting this effort. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Miss Representation is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. RSVP for the screening here »»

DIVINE VOICES SPRING CONCERT: CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir will present “Freedom in Christ,” its annual spring concert on April 22 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature music by the Divine Voices, poetry, praise dances, and light refreshments. Tickets are $5 at the door, $3 for students with ID. For advance tickets, see a member of the choir or email Devon Wade at dwade2@cbu.edu.

unmaskUNMASKING SEXUAL VIOLENCE: The Memphis/Shelby County Domestic and Sexual Violence Council invites you to attend, Unmasking Sexual Violence, an evening of art and activism. The event will be hosted by West Memorials located at 2481 Broad Avenue during the April 24 Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk. The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and is free to the public. Visit the Memphis/Shelby County Domestic and Sexual Violence Council and join the event page on Facebook! This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the Office of Health Resources, and the Title IX Coordinator.

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.

From the Vatican to Memphis

Archbishop-Di-Noia-2012The initial presenter for the 2015 Lumen Civitatis Speaker Series is Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., a key contributor to the magisteriums of both Pope John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who will address “The Legacy of Pope John Paul II” on Tuesday, April 28 in the University Theater

Archbishop Di Noia was for years a beloved professor on the Trinity and Catholic Dogma at the Dominican House Studies in Washington, DC and has also served as Executive Director of the Secretariat of Doctrine at the USCCB and as Undersecretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) under Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. He is currently Adjunct Secretary of the CDF.  Archbishop Di Noia has authored and edited numerous books and articles, including The Love that Never Ends:  A Key to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Veritatis Splendor and the Renewal of Moral Theology.

There is no charge to attend this public talk, but please register by clicking here to confirm your attendance. Light refreshments will begin at 5:00 p.m, followed by the talk at 5:30.

Two New Study Abroad Trips!

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With 2014-2015 school year coming to a close, spice up the new school year with two Study Abroad trips:
Make your 2016 Spring Break one of a kind with a trip to Paris and Belgium. See the wonderful sites like the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Notre Dame Cathedral, Meaux Museum, and more. Learn interesting facts about World War I with numerous history classes offered by Dr. Neal Palmer.
If you love to cook and eat our May 2016 trip to San Sebastian, Spain for you! San Sebastian is one the top culinary cities of the world. The course offered is Chemistry 105: The Chemistry of Cooking with Dr. Anthony Trimboli. After class, visit the amazing sites including Bay of Biscay with its inviting beaches, then on to Monte Urgull, Museum of San Telmo, the numerous tapas bars and more! These are amazing trips that will definitely make 2016 one of kind. Don’t miss out!

Make your $300 deposit for either of these trips by May 15, 2015 (Graduation) and save $200 off of the total trip price.

For more information of these trips or studying abroad go to www.cbu.edu/studyabroad.

This Week at CBU

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. If you’d like to reserve a boxed lunch, please RSVP to Dr. Emily Holmes at (901) 321-3325 or emily.holmes@cbu.edu.

FAREWELL TO DR. NELSON: Help say fare thee well to Dr. Elizabeth Nelson as she prepares to retire. Dr. Nelson will hold a teach-in, discussing “10 Ways to Love Your Professors” on Tuesday, April 14 in St. Joseph 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Students will also conduct a brief roast (at her request—don’t worry, they really do love her). So, if you are a student and have anything you’ve always wanted to tell Dr. Nelson, now is the time. Do it before she leaves, folks! There will also be delicious cake and beverages for everyone to enjoy. Please RSVP to Caitlin Coney at cconey@cbu.edu if you are planning to come to this event — especially if you are planning to participate in the roast. Don’t miss it. It will be informative, fun, delicious, and Dr. Nelson will be there. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE FOR DAN MESSINGER: Campus Ministry will offer a brief Candlelight Service for Dan Messinger, Administrative & Licensing Officer Assistant in the Department of Education, in the Buckman Quad on Tuesday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m.  All members of the CBU Community are invited to attend. Dan passed away suddenly on Easter Sunday, April 5. Dan graduated from CBU with a degree in Marketing in 1999 and earned his MBA in 2003. He leaves his wife, Stephanie Raniszewski Messinger (’97, MBA ’99) and their daughter, Evie, as well as sister-in-law Tricia Raniszewski Swaney (’01), brother-in-law David Swaney (’01), mother-in-law Rita Raniszewski (Education Department, MBA ’07 & MEd ’15) and father-in-law Edward Raniszewski (’76).

ENVISION PRESENTATION: The Student Awareness of Local and Global Issues group of the 2015 ENVISION Leadership program will host Tina Bodenheimer and Pat Anderson for a discussion on “The Cost and Effectiveness of Education” on Wednesday, April 15 in Spain Auditorium, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. All members of the CBU Community are invited to attend.

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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.

DAY OF SILENCE: This Friday, April 17, is National Day of Silence. On this day, you may choose to “speak” out against the bullying of LGBT+ individuals that occurs in school settings. The Gay-Straight Alliance of Christian Brothers University invites you to join us in a vow of silence. GSA will be handing out free stickers and speaking cards between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. Friday morning in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center and Alfonso Dining Hall. GSA also reminds you to be respectful in your silence — if a professor requires you to speak during class, please do so.

SAFE ZONE TRAINING:safezone CBU will hold its spring Safe Zones training for interested faculty and staff on Friday, April 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center. Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Sciences) will facilitate the training. In Fall of 2013, CBU’s Safe Zone Program launched with 32 faculty and staff members completing training and becoming Safe Zone Allies. Sponsored by Student Life and the CBU Gay Straight Alliance and endorsed by the Faculty Assembly, the Safe Zone Program aims to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersexed, asexual or ally (LGBTQIA) students; to improve the overall campus environment for these students; and to educate students, faculty and staff on LGBTQIA issues. To sign up, contact Dr. James, chair of the CBU Safe Zone Program Committee, aKJames2@cbu.eduMore information about CBU Safe Zones can be found at www.cbu.edu/safe-zones.

moodyglassROSS GALLERY OPENING: The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at CBU announces an exhibition by Christie Moody entitled “Fluidity: Explorations in Glass” April 17 through May 22, 2015. A public reception for the artist will be held on Friday, April 17 in the gallery, which is located on the lower level of Plough Library on the CBU campus, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Christie Moody is the owner of Blue Heron Glass Art of Carlton, GA, producing limited edition and one-of-a-kind hanging and functional pieces using fused, slumped, and engraved glass. For more information on Christie Moody and Blue Heron Glass Art, visit www.blueheronglass.com. On concurrent exhibition in the gallery foyer will be an exhibition of the Memphis Camera Club 2014-15 Competition Winners.

SOFAPALOOZA! Join CBU SGA in Boshwit Courtyard for Sofapalooza 2015 on Friday, April 17, 6:00-11:00 p.m. for food, music, and fun! Featuring Baby Baby, FingertrickFre$co Day & Krucial, plus DJ Double E & Mordecai. Central BBQ Food Truck and beverages are provided (no outside beverages allowed)! Register for your free student ticket here: www.eventbrite.com/e/sofapalooza-2015-tickets-15889311358

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SUSTAINABILITY COALITION CLEAN-UP:
 McKellar Lake and the Memphis River Warriors need YOU! The Student Sustainability Coalition is helping the Memphis River Warriors clean up McKellar Lake this Saturday, April 18. We are meeting in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center at 9:00 a.m. Please wear work boots and be prepared to get dirty! Check out these sites to learn more about McKellar Lake: youtu.be/0K-AfJpyz2I;  memphisconnect.com/green-memphis31293.

ΣAE’s XTREME MAKEOVER GREEK EDITION:Come out and help support Sigma Alpa Epsilon and Alpha Xi Delta give back to the community by donating $1 to help build “Hand Trees.” ΣAE is preparing for its 11th annual and national “True Gentlemen Day of Service,” which will be dedicated to repairing Binghampton Christian Academy on Saturday, April 18. Want to learn more about Binghampton Academy? ΣAE will be outside of Alfonso Dining Hall all week,so come out and support this wonderful event! 

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.

Upcoming Events

pinkprintSPRING AKA WEEK: The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host its Spring AKA Week April 19-24. The week’s activities include:
Sunday, April 19: He Lives Right Through Me: Church at Antioch Baptist Church, (4715 New Allen Rd.), 11:00 a.m.
Monday, April 20: Feelin’ Myself Sustainable Beauty Forum and Photo Contest  Join as AKA indulges in a “Do It Yourself” night and make sustainable beauty products by hand! 7:08 p.m. in Cooper-Wilson Center 105.
Tuesday, April 21:  Come and Kick it with ME — Come and Kick it with the Most Elegant Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha in a game of kickball! Not only will we be playing kickball but participants will be learning about the importance of exercise to reduce heart disease and mental illness. Canale Arena, 7:08 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22: Pink is the New Green — Come serve with AKA on the Sustainability Coalition Earth Day Project! 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 23: You Can’t Beat ME Sand Volleyball Tournament — Enter your team in AKA’s Sand Volleyball Tournament. Your donations will benefit “service to all mankind.”  Enter your team of five for only $20. For more information please contact Taylor Flake at tflake@cbu.edu.
Friday, April 24: Pink Friday — Come celebrate the close of AKA Week in Buckman Quad at 5:08 p.m.  The celebration will end with a Special Surprise that you won’t want to miss!

DAY AT CITY HALL: The CBU Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP will host a student “Day at City Hall” at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. Join the NAACP at City Hall and let our local legislators know that we care! For sign-up visit eventbrite.com/event/16431562245 or contact naacp@cbu.edu.


MISS REPRESENTATION
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Please join CBU’s President’s Commission on Women and Junior League of Memphis for a screening of Miss Representation on April 22 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the University Theater. A panel discussion will follow the film featuring women in prominent roles in our community; panelists will share their reactions to the film, personal experiences, and answer questions from the audience. Many thanks to First Tennessee, Baker Donelson, and Christian Brothers University for supporting this effort. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Miss Representation is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. RSVP for the screening here »»

DIVINE VOICES SPRING CONCERT: CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir will present “Freedom in Christ,” its annual spring concert on April 22 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature music by the Divine Voices, poetry, praise dances, and light refreshments. Tickets are $5 at the door, $3 for students with ID. For advance tickets, see a member of the choir or email Devon Wade at dwade2@cbu.edu.

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.

YOUNG LADIES UNITED MOCK ETIQUETTE CLASS: Young Ladies United will be hosting a Mock Etiquette Class on April 28 in Sabbatini Lounge, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Amy Ware (Career Services) will be the instructor. Tickets are $5 per person. Pizza, drinks and other snacks will be served. Please RSVP to Amber Campbell  at acampb13@cbu.edu and pay for your ticket by April 17 in order to reserve your seat.

THE LAST LECTURE: Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for the 8th Annual CBU “Last Lecture” on Thursday, April 30 at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, during which Dr. Eric Welch (Electrical & Computer Engineering) will give his hypothetical “Last Lecture.” Last Lectures usually include the professor’s reflections on their academic career, advice for better living, and even a few laughs. Known for dynamic lectures and his expertise in aviation and forensic engineering, Dr. Welch will not disappoint. Light refreshments will be served at 12:30. This is open to the entire University and, based on past Last Lectures, this is a not-to-be-missed event!

OFF CAMPUS EVENTS

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.

Castings Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the annual Castings Competition, which are judged in four categories: fine art, digital art, poetry and prose. The winners’ submissions, along with other fine creative work from talented CBU students, will be published in the 2015 edition of the Castings journal, tentatively scheduled to be available the week before final exams. AND THE WINNERS ARE:

Prose Category
First Place: Natalie Zaldivar for “Up in Smoke”
Second Place: Tiffany Corkran for “Parallels Between Muggle Science and Magic”
Third Place: Qiao Lin for “Megalomaniac”

Poetry Category
First Place: Jessica Love for “Sandy Hook Yard Sale”
Second Place: Ruthie Hall for “When It Tangles”
Third Place: Janara Harris for “Departed”

Digital Art Category
First Place: Sreenath Shanker for Desolation
Second Place: Servando Mireles for Stranger
Third Place: Cheyenne Hammonds for Green

Fine Art Category
First Place: Morgan Granoski for Skirt
Second Place: Anna Liley for Portrait of a Man
Third Place: Alexis Gillis for Rambunctious

Make Art, Give a Book a Second Life

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“Fold Me” by Brother Mark Gubbels

Plough Library invites CBU students, faculty, and staff to transform discarded library books into new artistic creations with its 2nd Annual Sustain-a-Book contest!. The goal is to breathe new life into books that might otherwise get recycled into pulp. You can find old books to use on the Library’s “Free Books” shelf in the library foyer.

Submit all entries to Plough Library by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 17. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22. Prizes are Amazon gift cards: $75 for 1st Place, $50 for 2nd Place, and $25 for 3rd Place. See contest rules and get a printable entry form at libguides.cbu.edu/sustainabook.

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.

Sustain-a-Book Contest

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It’s time for the 2nd Annual Sustain-a-Book contest!
Plough Library invites CBU students, faculty, and staff to transform discarded library books into new creations. The goal is to breathe new life into books that might otherwise get recycled into pulp. You can find old books to use on our “Free Books” shelf in the library foyer.

Last year’s entries wowed the judges, and we hope to see more this year. Many told us they were working on entries but didn’t finish in time. Now is your chance to “blow away” the judges! (Thanks for the tank above, Melissa Verble!)

Submit all entries to Plough Library by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 17. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22. Prizes are Amazon gift cards: 1st Place – $75, 2nd Place – $50, and 3rd Place – $25.

See contest rules and get a printable entry form at libguides.cbu.edu/sustainabook.

Calling All CBU Art Students!

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The Box Gallery at the University Memphis
is calling for entries to its annual “Best of Memphis” juried exhibit — open to all students enrolled in college art classes in the Memphis area. The exhibit is being juried by Joel Parsons, director of the Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College and and owner/operator of Beige, and will open on March 20. Deadline for entries is March 9. Click here for entry instructions.

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

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

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.

2nd Annual Sustain-a-Book Contest

Last year’s 1st Place Winner Austyn Harriman with “Flight of Legend”

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Sustain-a-Book contest! Plough Library invites CBU students, faculty, and staff to transform discarded library books into new creations. Our goal is to breathe new life into books that might otherwise get recycled into pulp. You can find old books to use on our “Free Books” shelf in the library foyer.

Last year’s entries wowed the judges, and we hope to see more this year. Many told us they were working on entries but didn’t finish in time. Now is your chance to try again for fame and fortune!

Submit all entries to Plough Library by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 17. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.

Prizes are Amazon gift cards: 1st Place – $75, 2nd Place – $50, and 3rd Place – $25.

See contest rules and get a printable entry form at libguides.cbu.edu/sustainabook.

This Week at CBU

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 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. 

VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS: Whether you plant in the ground, build a raised bed, or grow your crops in containers, this workshop (hosted by Marie Dennan and Kenny Latta (’10), TIGUrS Garden Volunteers, Community Gardeners) will cover the essential knowledge needed to successfully grow a garden. Topics covered will include how to build a raised bed, plant/garden seasonality, tools, companion planning and much more. Thursday, February 5, Buckman Hall 358, 6:00-7:30 p.m. This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series 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). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

EMERGING LEADERS SEMINAR – FINDING YOUR “HEAD, HEART, HUSTLE”: CBU and Teach For America are hosting a leadership development seminar on Friday, February 6, focused on unlocking your leadership potential by maximizing strengths and finding the right “hustle” for you. The “Emerging Leaders Seminar” will feature local leaders, training on how to be an effective leader on-campus and beyond, and opportunities for students to practice leadership skills beyond the seminar.  The event will be held in the Canale Arena Skybox, 3:30-8:00 p.m., and is OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS. Registration is completely free, and meals will be provided. Participation is limited to the first 50 students who sign up, so interested students should RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/CBUandTFA NOW.

TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS: The CBU Admissions Office is holding interviews on campus with prospective students for the Trustee Scholarship Program on Saturday, February 7. The Trustee Scholarship is the most prestigious academic scholarship available at CBU. This merit-based scholarship benefits outstanding students for academic performance and covers full tuition and fees.


ROCKY HORROR SHOW: Join Student Life at Playhouse on the Square for the Rocky Horror Show on February 7 at 8:00 p.m. A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of 20th century, the show centers around two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet, who seek shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle and find themselves thrust into the laboratory of the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter and his motley crew. Tickets are limited, so sign up now at www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs. (Contains strong adult language and adult situations)

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
ASCE vs. Faculty/Staff, Monday at 7:00 p.m.
TKE 1 vs. Uncle Drew’s Nephews, Monday at 8:00 p.m.
 The Tune Squad vs. ZTA, Monday at 9:00 p.m.
 Pippen Ain’t Easy vs. Soccer Girls, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
 The A Team vs. AXiD, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
 Soccer Globetrotters vs. ASCE, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
 TKE Freshmen vs. TKE 2, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
 The Tune Squad vs. The A Team, Wednesday at 9:00 p.m.
 Soccer Girls vs. AXiD, Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
 Pippen Ain’t Easy vs. ZTA, Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
 Kappa Sigma vs. Redeem Team, Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
 G.M.O. vs. SAE, Thursday at 9:00 p.m.
All games are in Canale Arena

CBU Celebrates Black History Month

Wednesday, February 3
Soul Food Day (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Alfonso Dining Hall) Enjoy an array of healthy Soul Food choices!
Black Student Association Lunch and Learn: “Food for the Soul: Heart Disease and Hypertension” (12:00 p.m., Sabbatini Lounge) Dr. John Davis from the PA Program will make a presenta tion on “Heart Disease and Hypertension” that will help students not only catch early signs of these ailments, but know how to combat them through healthy lifestyle choices. The Food Recovery Network will also make a presentation on what they do to feed the hungry in the Memphis area, and how others can get involved Bring your lunch and join us! Bring your lunch and join us! Free health screening will be provided by the Physician Assistant Program. Health screenings will also be available on February 4.

Friday, February 6
Know Your Worth College Tour: Domestic Violence Forum (6:30 pm-9:30 p.m., Montesi Executive Center) Sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma and featuring Aaron Jordan Jr., author of The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes. Panelists will include Dr. Timothy Doyle, Associate Vice President for Student Life; Dr. Kelli James, Assistant Professor; and Karen Barnett, Dean of Students.

Thursday, February 12
Mandela

BSA and Student Life Movie Night (6:30 p.m., Spain Auditorium) A screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba.

Friday, February 13
Open Mic Night for “Ebony Expressions of Love” (6:30-10:00 p.m., Sabbatini Lounge) Dazzle the audience with expressions of love through poems, singing, etc.

London and Paris are Waiting for You!

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Time is running out. London and Paris are waiting for you!
Make your college experience unique by going to two of the world’s premier international cities. Learn about International Finance and Global Studies while exploring London and Paris. See the Kensington Gardens, Montmartre, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, or take a night river cruise in the “city of lights.” There is so much to see and do and the experience will be unforgettable!!

Now, Study Abroad has several $500 stipends for qualified students traveling abroad this year. For more information on this trip or stipend go to cbu.edu/studyabroad.

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

 

Upcoming Events

ROCKY HORROR SHOW: Join Student Life at Playhouse on the Square for the Rocky Horror Show on February 7 at 8:00 p.m. A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of 20th century, the show centers around two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet, who seek shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle and find themselves thrust into the laboratory of the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter and his motley crew. Tickets are limited, so sign up now at www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs. (Contains strong adult language and adult situations)

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.

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!

MLK Remembrances at CBU

MARTIN LUTHER KING ORATORICAL CONTEST: The annual Martin Luther King Oratorical Contest will be held on Wednesday, January 14 in Spain Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., featuring 7th and 8th graders from De La Salle Elementary school. Students will give a three-minute speech on a theme of their choice. All participants will receive an award, with special recognition going to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Students will be judged on content, delivery, and how well the speech reflects the theme.

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Dr. Christophe Ringer

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMEMORATION SERVICE: The MLK Commemoration Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, January 15 in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. The award-winning speech from the previous evening’s Oratorical Contest will be presented, as will special musical selections from CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir and student Timothy Birchett. The speaker for the service will be Dr. Christophe Ringer, Visiting Professor of Religion & Philosophy at CBU and pastor of Howard Congregational (UCC) in Nashville. Dr. Ringer will address the theme of “Building a Loving and Non Violent Community.” The program is sponsored by Student Life, Campus Ministry, and the Black Student Association.

For more information on these events, please contact Karen Conway at  kconway@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3536.

 

Theatre Auditions

greek-theater-masksThe Theatre Department will be holding open auditions on Wednesday, January 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Come prepared to do cold readings from the script. Several plays are under consideration at this time, including Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story and a one-act by Susan-Lori Parks. The directors for these productions will be Matthew Hamner and Kristian Sean O’Hare. For more information, contact Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3026.

Black Lives Matter

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In light of recent events in Ferguson, MO and New York, CBU’s Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP will be hosting “Black Lives Matter” in order to educate, raise awareness and promote positive action.

DEC. 8: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Show your support by stopping by the table outside Alfonso Dining Hall to sign the banner and tweet #CBUNAACP.
DEC. 9: WALK OUT TO THE CHALK OUT
Whether you are in class, your dorm, or the caf, walk out at 12:00 p.m. and join the NAACP in Buckman Quad to drink hot cocoa and draw chalk body outlines in the Quad to represent all African Americans who have been gunned down by police officers!
DEC. 10: CHANGE FOR CHANGE
Stop by the table in Alfonso Dining Hall 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. as the NAACP collects change and books to donate to the Ferguson Public Library!
DEC. 11: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Join the chapter at 5:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge for the Knowledge is Power teach-in led by Dr. Jeffrey Gross and Dr. Leigh Johnson, and hear from community leaders about the Ferguson case and other justice disparities that still exist even today.
DEC. 12: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL co-sponsored by CBU’S Black Student Association
The vigil will begin at 5:00 p.m.

More info: naacp@cbu.edu