CBU Launches $70 Million Capital Campaign

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Representatives of Christian Brothers University announced the public launch of a $70 million capital campaign on June 23 in Spain Auditorium. “Faith in Progress: The Campaign for Advancing Education” now stands as the largest campaign in the history of Memphis’ oldest university. To date, over $30 million of the campaign goal has been secured. The endeavor reflects the University’s vision for the future through elevated programming, improved facilities, an increased endowment, and more powerful outreach.

“At CBU, we teach daily to ‘enter to learn and leave to serve,’” said Dr. John Smarrelli, the first layman to serve as president of Christian Brothers University. “Through this campaign, we can deliver more opportunities to our students and the greater community.”

Capital improvements include the Student and Community Life Center, which will welcome students, alumni, and the Memphis community through the Central Avenue entrance of campus. Construction of the Rosa Deal School of Arts (pictured above), enabled by a legacy gift from CBU’s first female faculty member, breaks ground this summer following reclamation efforts of the School of Arts’ previous location, Kenrick Hall. Over 20 program enhancements combine CBU’s heritage of rigorous and relevant education with the Mid-South’s resources and opportunities.

For more information regarding programs, renderings, and the campaign as a whole, visit cbu.edu/faithinprogress.

 

Kenrick Hall: A Fond Farewell

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The CBU Community of alumni, faculty, staff, and students came together on May 23 for a picnic and a rousing second line funeral march led by the CBHS Band to celebrate and bid a fond farewell to Kendrick Hall, the first building constructed on the Parkway campus 75 years ago. Celebrants were allowed a final tour of the building, which is currently being demolished to make way for the new Rosa Deal of Arts building (see above). Many took away items from the classrooms, attic, and open lockers as keepsakes. (More photos are available at the CBU Flickr site >>)

Many items and architectural features have been salvaged and will be repurposed. Craftsman and arborist Terran Arwood of Woodland Tree Service is collecting the building’s wood materials, as well as two large tulip poplar trees that were removed from the front of the building, to recycle into furniture and keepsakes. These will be made available later online to alumni and others who wish to purchase their own little piece of Kendrick Hall.


The building’s iconic cupola was painstakingly removed and preserved on June 15 by Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc., who managed to support and lift the large copper structure from the Kendrick roof in one piece. Also removed and saved were two large concrete crosses from the roof, a large concrete Signum Fidei crest from the front facade, and the building’s cornerstone.

The Kenrick Memory Project is a collaborative public history project to preserve the history of one of CBU’s oldest buildings and to help build the community culture of CBU. Many of CBU’s stakeholders have vivid memories of their time in Kenrick Hall, and this multimedia project hopes to preserve those memories and the artifacts associated with them and to present them to the current and future CBU community. This project has multiple components. The project team is interested in collecting as many individual memories related to Kenrick as possible. Alumni, trustees, faculty, staff, and current students are invited to add to the project by visiting www.kenrickmemoryproject.org.

Kudos

BelkEdward E. Belk Jr. (Civil Engineering ’84, MEM ’91) was named the recipient of the 2015 Craig Blackman Graduate Engineering Alumni Award at the Graduate Engineering Celebration on April 17. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Mississippi and a 1999 graduate of the Army Management Staff College at Fort Belvoir, VA.  Mr. Belk was selected by the Secretary of the Army into the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2012 and currently serves as the Chief of Operations and Regulatory Functions for the US Army Corps of Engineers at command Headquarters in Washington, DC.  He has operational and investment oversight of the Corps’ $200 billion national infrastructure portfolio of locks, dams, reservoirs, levees, hydropower facilities, floating plant and related water resources infrastructure. Mr. Belk has received numerous prestigious awards over the years, to include selection as the General J.W. Morris Civilian of the Year for the US Army Corps of Engineers in 2012; the Bronze Order of the deFleury Medal, presented in 2009 for superb support and significant contributions to the Engineer Regiment while at war; two separate Army Meritorious Civilian Service Awards for meritorious performance during two tours in Iraq (2009, 2005); the Army Global War on Terrorism Medal for 2009 service as a senior engineering leader in Iraq; and the Outstanding Executive of the Year for the Memphis Area Federal Executive Association in 2006.  Mr. Belk was selected into Tau Beta Pi while at CBU in 1983 and is an active member of the Society of American Military Engineers, where he has served as both President and Director for the Memphis Post.

For the second consecutive year, the Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer basketball guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) to the GSC Top Ten as a finalist for the Commissioner’s Trophy, awarded annually to the top overall student-athlete in the GSC, recognizing excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community. The first Capital One Academic All-America of the Year in the GSC, Casey graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA in business administration with a concentration in finance. He averaged 17.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a senior, earning First Team All-GSC and All-South Region honors, also earning Honorable Mention All-America.

Kyle Edmundson (MSEM) was selected by the Graduate Engineering faculty as a new member of the National Engineering Management Honor Society.  To be selected as a member, one must have at least 3.65 GPA and at least 18 credit hours completion.  Each year CBU new members are limited to 35% of graduate engineering students enrolled that year.  Kyle earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from CBU in 2011.  While he was an undergraduate engineering student at CBU, he co-oped with FedEx (AOD Aircraft Fleet Powerplant Engineering) and interned with Cummins (Manufacturing and Process Engineering).  He has been with FedEx since 2012 and currently is Powerplant Engineer.  He manages both on-wind and off-wing GE CF6 engine maintenance programs.

NCAA Division II south region softball coaches voted Lady Buc softball outfielder Jennifer Gonzalez (Mechanical Engineering ’16) to the National Fastpich Coaches Association All-South Region First Team, the first NFCA All-Region player in school history. Gonzalez hit .418 with a .567 on-base percentage and a .724 slugging percentage, finishing with 56 hits, 15 doubles, eight home runs, 44 runs batted in and 38 runs scored. She led the GS in batting average and on-base percentage, and she ranks 10th in the nation in on-base percentage. She is 28th in the nation in hit by pitches, 54th in walks, 67th in slugging percentage and 71st in batting average.

Lauren Harrett (Civil Engineering ’15) passed the FE exam and has become an Engineer Intern. Lauren is employed at Smith Seckman Reid, where she was a Structural Engineering Intern prior to her graduation. She also interned with Toyota Motor and Manufacturing as Facilities Engineering/Projects and Building Services Intern (Summer 2013, 2014) and Plant Engineering/Plant and Building Planning Intern (Summer 2012).  In 2013-14 Academic Year Lauren served as CBU ASCE Student Chapter President and served as Conference Chair for the 2014 ASCE Deep South Conference. The ASCE Tennessee Section named her as ASCE Student Member of the Year in 2014 for her leadership.  Lauren was selected as one of the 2014-15 Lasallian Fellows.  At CBU she was Golf Team Captain, President’s Ambassadors, Honors Program Member, Historian and Ambassador for Society of Women Engineer, and Graduate Engineering Intern.  Lauren was also named 2015 Featured Civil Engineering Student and 2015 Outstanding Civil Engineering Graduate.

Johnnathon Kring (ITS) has earned the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) professional certification, showcasing his knowledge of IP networking.

The following CBU students who have been listed as new ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technicians in the June 2015 issue of ista viewsAlana Byrd (Chemical Engineering), Joseph Ferris (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Antoine Herve (ECAM Exchange Student), Sebastian Polania (Mechanical Engineering), Yuliana Luna (Civil Engineering), and Anne Youngblood (Mechanical Engineering). The newsletter can be viewed at ista.idigitaledition.com/issues/29.  Click here for a complete list of CBU students, faculty, and staff, who have received ISTA certification.

Phillip Loewenberg (Mechanical Engineering ’15) passed the FE exam and has become an Engineer Intern. While at CBU, Phillip co-oped with MLGW Power and Reliability and Gas Engineering Groups. He also interned with UTHSC, where he worked on a mice neuronal pathways research project. Phillip won First Place in the 2015 ASME Technical Poster Competition. He is also a member of Tau Beta Pi.

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Dr. Pong Malasri
(Dean of Engineering) gave a one-day packaging seminar at the Thai Packaging Centre, National Research Council of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand, on June 2.  About 50 people from 25 companies attended the workshop. More pictures of the event can be viewed at the CBU Packaging Facebook page.

Mike Nienaber (Athletics/Men’s Basketball) was inducted into the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame in May. Nienaber has coached two All-Americans at CBU, both from Cincinnati. He has coached 10 All-South Region players at CBU, seven of whom hailed from Cincinnati, and 20 All-GSC players at CBU, 13 of whom are from Cincinnati. Nienaber has coached seven GSC Freshmen of the Year, four of whom come from Greater Cincinnati. In all, 40 players from Greater Cincinnati have played for Nienaber, all of whom graduated from college, including 38 that graduated under Nienaber at Bethel or CBU.

An article entitled “Effect of Temperature on Drinking Water Bottles” was published in the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology, Volume 3, Number 1, pp 147-157, May 18, 2015.  Authors include Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering), Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical Engineering), Robert Moats (Engineering Lab Technician), Antoine Herve (Exchange Student from ECAM, France), Joseph Ferris (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Dr. Asit Ray (Chemical Engineering), and Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering). This is part of an on-going R&D project sponsored by Walmart.

The Gulf South Conference named three CBU athletes to the FireSeeds Spring Academic All-GSC Teams, and 40 earned spots on the GSC Spring Academic Honor Roll. Two CBU baseball players earned spots on the Academic All-GSC Baseball Team. Pitcher Taylor Seaman (Business Administration ’15) graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA while he threw 42 innings as one of the Bucs’ weekend starters this season. First baseman Casey Goodwin (Business Administration ’17) carried a 3.76 GPA and started 28 games at first base, finishing second on the team with a .385 on-base percentage and recording a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage for the second consecutive season. Golfer Andrew Aristorenas (Biomedical Science ’15) represents the Bucs on the Academic All-GSC Golf team. He graduated with a 3.94 GPA and played in nine tournaments for the Bucs this season, capped by a 14th-place finish in The Buccaneer in October. The baseball team placed a school-best 15 players on the academic Honor Roll, followed by 11 softball players, five men’s tennis players, three women’s tennis players, three men’s golfers and three women’s golfers.

Commencement Week 2015

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GRADUATION REHEARSAL AND REGALIA PICK-UP

Wednesday, May 13 • Canale Arena (6:00 p.m.)
This event is mandatory for all students participating in the Commencement Exercises. Reception to follow Rehearsal in Buckman Quad.

ALUMNI LEGACY DINNER
Thursday, May 14 • Sabbatini Lounge (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.)
Invitations will be issued to legacy students and their alumni family members to get together for a relaxing dinner and induction into the Legacy Society. Invitees should RSVP by May 6 to alumni@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3270.

PRESIDENTIAL STUDENT RECOGNITION
Friday, May 15 • University Theater (10:00 a.m.)
By invitation only, the Presidential Student Recognition recognizes undergraduates who have excelled in the classroom, athletically, and across campus. Parents and CBU faculty/staff are also invited to attend.

2015 BACCALAUREATE
Friday, May 15 • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (7:00 p.m.)
shielerThe Baccalaureate Service commences at 7:00 p.m. Students will meet at the Cathedral by 6:30 p.m. (Undergraduates: Wear regalia only; Graduate students: wear regalia and hood. Please do not bring your cap.) Brother Robert Schieler, Superior General of the Christian Brothers, will deliver the Baccalaureate address. A reception for graduates and guests will be held following the Baccalaureate Service in Marion Hall. Families will have the chance to take photos with their graduates. Click here for more info and RSVP »»

2015 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
Saturday, May 16 • Signaigo Field* (9:00 a.m.)
The ceremony begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Buckman Quadrangle. Graduates must arrive at Canale Arena by 7:30 a.m. Gates for the general public open at 8:00 a.m. Click here for Commencement parking map»»

MORE DETAILS ON COMMENCEMENT HERE »»

International Student Summer Info

International Student Services (ISS) will not host Chat n Chew during the remaining Wednesdays in May. Chat n Chew will resume on Wednesday, June 3, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Maurelian lounge. All international students who will remain on campus during break are encouraged to come by Buckman Hall 347 if they have any concerns or questions. Eliza Warren, Coordinator of International Student Services, is always happy to talk with you.

All international students who plan to leave the USA during summer break MUST see Dean Karen Conway in Student Life in order to have their I-20s signed. Have a great break!

Academic Services News

Academic Services welcomes Justin Bowles, who will serve as the academic advisor for tutoring and academic support. She will be working with department chairs and deans to provide a network for tutoring, supplemental instruction, and academic workshops for our students. Previously, she held a similar position at Memphis College of Art, and we¹re proud to welcome her to CBU. Her office is located in Barry Hall 33.
Eliza Warren, Coordinator for International Student Services, has moved her office to  Buckman Hall 347, across from International Initiatives. She will be working with both graduate and undergraduate international students who transition to and through CBU.

 

Commencement Week Countdown

GRADUATION REHEARSAL AND REGALIA PICK-UP
Wednesday, May 13 • Canale Arena (6:00 p.m.)
This event is mandatory for all students participating in the Commencement Exercises. Reception to follow Rehearsal in Buckman Quad.

ALUMNI LEGACY DINNER
Thursday, May 14 • Sabbatini Lounge (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
Invitations will be issued to legacy students and their alumni family members to get together for a relaxing dinner and induction into the Legacy Society. Invitees should RSVP by May 6 to alumni@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3270.

PRESIDENTIAL STUDENT RECOGNITION
Friday, May 15 • University Theater (10:00 a.m.)
By invitation only, the Presidential Student Recognition recognizes undergraduates who have excelled in the classroom, athletically, and across campus. Parents and CBU faculty/staff are also invited to attend.

2015 BACCALAUREATE
Friday, May 15 • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (7:00 p.m.)
The Baccalaureate Service commences at 7:00 p.m. Students will meet at the Cathedral by 6:30 p.m. (Undergraduates: Wear regalia only; Graduate students: wear regalia and hood. Please do not bring your cap.) Brother Robert Schieler, Superior General of the Christian Brothers, will deliver the Baccalaureate address. A reception for graduates and guests will be held following the Baccalaureate Service in Marion Hall. Families will have the chance to take photos with their graduates. Click here for more info and RSVP »»

2015 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
Saturday, May 16 • Signaigo Field* (9:00 a.m.)
The ceremony begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Buckman Quadrangle. Graduates must arrive at Canale Arena by 7:30 a.m. Gates for the general public open at 8:00 a.m. Click here for Commencement parking map»»

MORE DETAILS ON COMMENCEMENT HERE »»

Seeking Words of Wisdom

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ATTENTION CBU FACULTY!
Your classes over the the past four years have taken the Class of 2015 to their goal of graduation. Now we’d like for you to share your “words of wisdom” with our graduating students. But there’s a twist: We want those words of wisdom to be in either video or image form!

Here’s how: Send an mp4 video of you speaking your Words of Wisdom OR send a photo of yourself holding your Words of Wisdom to Josh Colfer at jcolfer@cbu.edu. The deadline is Thursday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. C’mon, faculty — put those smartphone cameras to some good, creative use!

HERE’S THE PRIZE: Two tickets to the Grizzlies vs. Warriors NBA Playoff Game on Saturday, May 9 at FedEx Forum!
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Kudos

Darianne Butler (Natural Science ’15) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Doctorate in Physical Therapy program.

Buccaneer pitcher/third baseman Mac Cooley (Special Education ’15) was named by the Gulf South Conference to the All-GSC Second Team. Cooley hit .311 this season with 37 hits, 10 doubles, four homers and 28 RBI’s, all team-highs, for the Bucs this season primarily as designated hitter. He is CBU’s first two-time All-GSC selection since Joseph Kaminski in 2008-09.

Lady Buc outfielder Jennifer Gonzalez (Mechanical Engineering ’15) was named by the Gulf South Conference to the All-GSC First Team. Gonzalez led the GSC with 15 doubles, a .418 batting average and a .567 on-base percentage, and her .739 slugging percentage ranked second in the conference. She tied or broke 19 CBU school records. This season, she broke CBU school records for on-base percentage, slugging percentage, runs scored, RBI’s, walks and hit by pitches, and she tied the single-season home run record. She owns the career records for on-base percentage, RBI’s and hit by pitches, and she tied or broke single-game records for hits, runs home runs, total bases, walks and hit by pitches.

Brooke Joyce (Biology ’15) has been accepted into the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program at the Loewenberg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis.

Johnnathon Kring (ITS) has earned the Cisco Certified Network Associate – Voice (CCNA Voice) professional certification, showcasing his knowledge of Voice over IP (VoIP) fundamentals.

Tyler-Stranburg-Headshot[2]Tyler Stranburg (Mechanical Engineering ’15) passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and is now an Engineer Intern. Tyler, an Honors Program student, was also recently recognized by the Mechanical Engineering Department as its 2015 Featured Mechanical Engineering Student.  Since June 2014, he has interned with the FedEx Packaging Lab in Collierville, TN.  He served as a ranger for BSA Philmont Scout Ranch and a tutor at CBU Math Center.  His many contributions to CBU include Honors Program Board of Directors Member, President’s Ambassadors, and Judicial Board Member.  Tyler earned Eagle Rank from Boy Scouts of America in 2007, OA Vigil Honor in 2010, Silver Award in 2012, Venturing Leadership Award (Council Level) in 2012, and was named Florida American Legion 2010-2011 Eagle Scout of the Year.

Stephanie Allen Winters (Biology ’14) has been accepted into the Master of Science in Pharmacology program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

The  American Society Of Mechanical Engineering Student Professional Development Conference (ASME-SPDC) was held on April 3-4 at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. CBU mechanical engineering senior students participated in this conference for oral and poster presentations. Henry Stefanov’s project “Cable Stripper Design” ranked fifth amongst the Old Guard Presentations and a project by Graham Lemly and Phillip Loewenburg entitled ”Sunshade Bridge Design” ranked first amongst the Poster Presentations.

News at CBU

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CBU COLLECTION FEATURED:
The Beverly and Sam Ross Studio Glass Collection at CBU is featured in an article in the current issue of Glass Quarterly. GLASS Quarterly is an art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY. Entitled “In Perpetuity,” the article by William Ganis discusses gifts of glass collections to major art museums across the country. CBU is the only university collection included in the survey. Click here for a PDF of the full article.

GRANT FOR ENGINEERING:  CBU received a $14,477 grant from the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners, as announced by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance on April 27. The grant was awarded to the School of Engineering to be utilized to purchase a horizontal band saw, materials testing equipment, a glass digital temperature controller, microprocessor stations, and flowmeters.

ARCHBISHOP SPEAKS AT CBU: CBU hosted the 2015 Lumen Civitatis Speaker Series on April 28, featuring Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., a key contributor to the magisteriums of both Pope John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Archbishop Di Noia spoke on the legacy of Pope St. John Paul II. Di Noia is pictured below with CBU President John Smarrelli and Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut.
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Kenrick Hall Farewell Picnic

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Saturday, May 23 • 11-2 • Maurelian Lawn

The CBU Community is invited to say goodbye to CBU’s oldest building, Kenrick Hall, on Saturday, May 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Maurelian Lawn. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch, share your stories and memories, tour the building one last time, and then join the oldest high school band in the U.S. — the CBHS Band — in a Second Line parade around the building. Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. All ages welcome!

RSVP at www.cbu.edu/kenrick. And while you’re there, share some memories with the Kenrick Memory Project! Words, pictures, videos, all forms of memorabilia are welcome for use in this collaborative, multimedia public history project>

 

Thank You from ISS

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International Student Services
(ISS) would like to give a big, huge thank you to all of those who attended last week’s Chat N Chew! We had a great turnout!

Though there were not many international students present, CBU students, faculty, and staff enjoyed hearing stories of “coming to America” from CBU faculty/staff: Frank Buscher, Divya Choudhary, Federico Gomez-Uroz, Siripong Malasri, and Asit Ray.

The stories shared were about first hot dogs, pay toilets, dog walking in white-out blizzards, love letters (pre-Internet), learning how to deal with the police, and the shock of getting used to a lack of pedestrian foot traffic. We also heard from Mustafa Hmood, an international student from Iraq and the standing president of CBU’s Muslim Student Association, about moving from Iraq to Syria to the United States — and the cultural adjustments required.

Thanks to all of you for your stories and the beautiful diversity you bring to CBU’s campus! Aside from the “international” stories, everyone present was able to share a little bit about where they’re from and their role at CBU. We chewed. Then we chatted. And then we chewed some more! Speaking of which, ISS also gives a very, very special thank you to Dr. Jack Hargett, Dean of the School of Business, for donating an amazing spread of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. And thank you, Ms. Sadie, for bringing the wonderful cream cake!

Return to Lender

returntolenderReturn to lender, your books on loan.
Bring back those items, to their library home.

In May 2015, Plough Library will switch over to a new and improved library system!

We need your help with this process. Please return ALL of your checked out items to us by Monday, May 11 (the last day of finals). This invitation is especially intended for any faculty who have library books you’ve forgotten about in your office or home.

Questions? Call (901) 321-3432 or email library@cbu.edu.

This Week at CBU

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AVENGERS OF THE BLU YARD (SIGMA WEEK):
The men of Phi Beta Sigma are hosting a full week of activities on campus:
Monday, April 27: Breakfast for Students: Phi Beta Sigma will provide doughnuts and juice for the campus from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. near the St. Joseph Breezeway close to ITS.
Avengers 2 Movie Raffle Contest: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host a raffle contest for 6 to 10 lucky students, faculty, or staff to win a ticket to the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron movie on May 1. For those who win and do not have transportation, Phi Beta Sigma will provided transportation to and from the movie theater.
Whose Line is it Anyway: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its own version of the hit game show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Come out and have a good laugh. The event will be held in Spain Auditorium from 7:30 until 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28: Game Night: Come out and relax in the world of board games and video games. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its Game Night from 7:30 until 10:00 p.m. in Maurelian Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, April 29: Think Like a Man/Woman: Join the men of Phi Beta Sigma as we have an open and honest discussion about male/female perception in today’s society in terms of relationships, dating and casual conversation. The event will be held in Montesi Executive Center and start at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 30: Volunteering at Levi Elementary: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will travel to Levi Elementary to read to the children and perform various cafeteria duties from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Dodgeball: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host Dodgeball in Canale Arena from 7:30 until 10:00 p.m.
Friday, May 1: Breakfast for Students: Phi Beta Sigma will provide doughnuts and juice for the campus from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. near the St. Joseph Breezeway close to ITS.
Sigma BBQ: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be lighting up the grill and providing food for the campus and IT’S FREE!! The event will take place near the Gazebo from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m.
CBU Appreciation Day: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will present awards of appreciation to the faculty and staff who have helped them throughout the 2014-2015 school year. The ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. near the Gazebo.
Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Movie Premiere: The men of Phi Beta Sigma and the lucky winners of the raffle contest will travel to Studio on the Square at 10:00 p.m. and watch the movie.

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.

Archbishop-Di-Noia-2012LUMEN CIVITATIS SPEAKER SERIES: The 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.

CHAT N CHEW WITH INTERNATIONAL FACULTY: The weekly Chat N Chew gathering of International Student Services has something for everyone this week! Members of CBU’s very own international faculty will be sharing brief tales of their most memorable experience from when they first came to the States to study and/or work on Wednesday, April 29 in Maurelian Lounge, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Faculty committed to speak at this writing include: Frank Buscher (Germany), Federico Gomez-Uroz (Spain), Divya Choudhary (India), Asit Ray (India), Clint Browne (England), and Siripong Malasri (Thailand). After the faculty have shared their stories, there will be time for questions or add ons. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! Then there will be food! And ISS/Academic Services will provide it! Please feel free to bring a dish—international foods are most welcome! If you want to reserve something delicious to eat, please RSVP to ewarren1@cbu.edu before end of business on Monday, April 27. 

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STRESS FREE ZONE: If you feel stressed, you should definitely come to Paws to Relax with the Therapy Dogs, Thursday, April 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Buc Patio.   It’s a proven fact that petting a dog can relieve stress and lower blood pressure. “Not all medicine comes in a bottle.” Come visit with the Therapy Dogs, brought to campus by the Mid-South Therapy Dogs and Friends Organization and sponsored by the Departments of Counseling and Health Services.

ewelchTHE 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!

FRIENDS OF FOOD RECOVERY DAY: Currently CBU is the only college in Memphis that is participating in the nationwide Food Recovery Network attempt to reduce food waste and feed those that, without help, would not eat. On Thursday, April 30, FRN would like to open the last recovery to the CBU community. Only a limited number of people will be able to participate — no more than five — and it will be first-come-first-selected. We would have those that choose to volunteer assist in. The recovery will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall and will last about 30-45 minutes — tasks include choosing, packaging, and weighing the food that will be delivered to St. Vincent that evening. Anyone interested in volunteering may contact Blaire Jefferson at bjeffers@cbu.edu or Mike MacMiller at mmacmill@cbu.edu.

INTRAMURAL END OF YEAR BOWLING BASH: Come join CBU Recreation at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes (1576 S. White Station Rd) on Thursday, April 30 from 9:30 p.m. to midnight for $5.  Compete in Intramural Bowling for a Championship T-Shirt and celebrate the end of the 2013-2014 Intramural Season. No sign Ups required. For questions, please contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu.

BFA SENIOR SHOW & CASTINGS RELEASE PARTY: Graduating fine arts students Lauren Browning (Graphic Design ’15), LaDarrious Dortch (Graphic Design ’15), and Emily Dawn Phillips (Studio Art “15) will present their artwork at Glitch Gallery (2180 Cowden) on Friday, May 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Also at the exhibit, the 2015 edition of Castings literary and art journal will be released.

Commencement Week is Coming!

GRADUATION REHEARSAL AND REGALIA PICK-UP
Wednesday, May 13 • Canale Arena (6:00 p.m.)
This event is mandatory for all students participating in the Commencement Exercises. Reception to follow Rehearsal in Buckman Quad.

ALUMNI LEGACY DINNER
Thursday, May 14 • Sabbatini Lounge (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
Invitations will be issued to legacy students and their alumni family members to get together for a relaxing dinner and induction into the Legacy Society. Invitees should RSVP by May 6 to alumni@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3270.

PRESIDENTIAL STUDENT RECOGNITION
Friday, May 15 • University Theater (10:00 a.m.)
By invitation only, the Presidential Student Recognition recognizes undergraduates who have excelled in the classroom, athletically, and across campus. Parents and CBU faculty/staff are also invited to attend.

2015 BACCALAUREATE
Friday, May 15 • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (7:00 p.m.)
The Baccalaureate Service commences at 7:00 p.m. Students will meet at the Cathedral by 6:30 p.m. (Undergraduates: Wear regalia only; Graduate students: wear regalia and hood. Please do not bring your cap.) Brother Robert Schieler, Superior General of the Christian Brothers, will deliver the Baccalaureate address. A reception for graduates and guests will be held following the Baccalaureate Service in Marion Hall. Families will have the chance to take photos with their graduates. Click here for more info and RSVP »»

2015 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
Saturday, May 16 • Signaigo Field* (9:00 a.m.)
The ceremony begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Buckman Quadrangle. Graduates must arrive at Canale Arena by 7:30 a.m. Gates for the general public open at 8:00 a.m. Click here for Commencement parking map»»

MORE DETAILS ON COMMENCEMENT HERE »»

Kudos

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(Biochemistry ’15), pictured above with Dr. Johnny Holmes (Dean of Sciences), was the recipient of the Brother Dominic Dunn Award from the School of Sciences at the 19th Annual Student Research Poster Session on April 21. This award is presented annually by the faculty of the School of Sciences to the outstanding graduating senior with a major in science or mathematics. The award is given in the memory of Brother Dominic Dunn to the graduate giving strong evidence of academic excellence and of service to the University and/or the community.

alana_byrdAlana Byrd (Chemical Engineering ’18) passed the CPLP Technician Exam and has become an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Alana was valedictorian of Liberty Tech Magnet High School in Jackson, TN. At CBU she is a member of CBU softball team, works as a library assistant, and serves as social media/webmaster for CBU Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. Alana has received several awards, including the Sports Writer’s Guild Award, Jackson Sun Defender of the Year, and Sports Orthopedics and Spine Athlete Award.

herveAntoine Herve passed the CPLP Technician Exam and has become an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Antoine is an exchange student from ECAM Rennes Louis De Broglie, France, attending CBU during the Spring 2015 semester. His study focuses on industrial, mechanical, and energy engineering. He. He was the ECAM Student Government Vice President, co-founder and organizer of Printemps de I’ECAM Music Festival, and worked as project manager assistant for Total S.A. in Pau, France. Antoine speaks French, English, and Spanish.  His hobbies include soccer, volleyball, swimming, and guitar.

Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) presented a workshop entitled “Know Food, Know Peace? Community Based Agriculture and the Practice of Non-violence” at the 2015 Gandhi-King Conference, held at LeMoyne-Owen College on April 11.

Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering) attended the 2015 TransPack Forum in Orlando, FL on April 8-10. CBU was one of the 24 exhibitors at the event. Other university exhibitors were packaging programs at Clemson, Michigan State, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Virginia Tech. On the way to the forum, Dr. Pong gave a talk on CBU packaging research at the packaging engineering program at University of Florida in Gainesville on April 6.

JakePorterJacob Porter (Civil Engineering ’15) passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and is now a new Engineer Intern. He interned with the Civil Site Design Group in Nashville, where he will roll into a full-time engineering position upon graduation this May.  He will also continue to serve the Tennessee Army National Guard as a combat engineer.  Jake is a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and has been an active member of CBU Kappa Sigma Fraternity by serving as its president, vice president, and scholarship chairman. Kappa Sigma honored him with Scholarship Leadership Award and Outstanding Scholar Award. Jake is also a member of CBU baseball team and was on NCAA D2 Gulf South Conference All-Academic Honor Roll and recipient of Division 2 Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Award.

yulianaYuliana Sanchez-Luna (Civil Engineering ’17 & Packaging Minor) passed the CPLP Technician Exam and has become an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. She has been involved with the Healthcare Packaging Consortium research projects and has co-authored two journal articles, “Rice Hulls as a Cushioning Material” and “Shock Absorption of Crumb Rubber and Coconut Fiber.”  Yuliana currently serves as secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Society of Women Engineers. She speaks English and Spanish fluently. 

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The CBU Moon Rover Team was awarded the Frank Joe Sexton Memorial Pit Crew Award  at the 2015 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge on April 17-18 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. The award is presented for ingenuity and persistence in overcoming problems during the race. It is named after a NASA welder who mentored numerous welders and worked on the original lunar rover and numerous other space vehicles.

News at CBU

VOICES IN THE STUDIO
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CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir, on the heels of a successful concert last week, spent the weekend in a studio recording music for the web and for CDs to distribute to CBU friends, supporters, and visitors. The choir is entirely student-run, and is conducted by founder Kierra Turner (Accounting ’16).

BUC eDAY
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The first annual Buc eDay was held on Saturday, April 18. High school and middle school students were invited to CBU to compete in a variety of competitions including Egg Drop, CO2 Car, Truck, Bridge, and the Arduino Challenge. There were other demonstrations and mystery events conducted by Engineering and Sciences faculty and students. Special thanks to Patrick McGinnis for organizing the event. Pictured above: Patrick McGinnis (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ’15) demonstrating his Senior Project robot named VRIL.

CBU’S NEW COLONY
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The CBU Colony of Theta Tau (engineering fraternity) was established on Sunday, April 19.  Special thanks to Cathy Holmes (Mechanical Engineering ’16) for spearheading the effort to have a colony at CBU. Pictured above are inaugural members: (top row) Paul Brown, George Eason, Noah Kelley, Chris Rivera, and Jason Owings; (third row) Luke Wade, Danny Vi, Jessica Eason, Robert Tworek, and Juan Vazquez; (second row) Tyler Stranburg, Becky Wauford, Trey McGinnis, Patrick McGinnis, Jennifer Gonzalez, Austin Feathers, and Ethan Hunter; (front row) Alex McCormick, Aryanne Johnson, Cathy Holmes, Meg Pitts, Jodie Crocker, and Dr. Andrew Assadollahi and Professor Gene McGinnis (Faculty Advisers).

Walk It Off!

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buc_up_for_fitnessIn support of CBU’s Buc Up For Fitness, the Benefits and Compensation committee is providing tours of two of the walking trails on campus this week — on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get some fresh air and to get to know other faculty and staff on campus. Both walks are 1 mile. If you are interested in participating in one of these tours, please contact the tour leader to RSVP: Randel Price leads the Tuesday walk, which starts at the East Parkway entrance; Matthew Hamner leads the Wednesday walk, which starts in the lot in front of Barry Hall.

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.


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.

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.

Kudos

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Taylor Flake
(History ’17) was honored at the Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium on April 16 as the recipient of the 2015 Vanderhaar Student Peace Award. Taylor was recognized for her role as founder of the CBU Chapter of the NAACP and lauded for her passion to solve social justice issues and implement long-lasting change in society. Through programs like the Juvenile Justice Summit, NAACP Reads, and the Black Lives Matter Campaign, CBU’s Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP has worked tirelessly under her leadership to create programs and initiatives that challenge CBU and the city of Memphis to face the issues in our community and work together to solve them.

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Twelve CBU Engineering students attended the Region 3 IEEE Southeast Con in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on April 9-12. Brian McGinnis (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science ’18), Patrick McGinnis (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science ’15), Melissa Dollar (Electrical Engineering ’17), and Kate Bollinger (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science ’18) were awarded second place for their Star-Trek themed submission to the t-shirt competition. In addition, Patrick McGinnis and Brian McGinnis were awarded second place for their work on the CBU IEEE website. The CBU IEEE Student Section was also recognized for their third-place award in a national competition for the best SPAx event. Other CBU competitors included:
Software Team: Trey McGinnis (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science & Mathematics ’17), Jonas Broughman (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science ’16), and Brian McGinnis
Student Paper Presentation: Micheal Stuart (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science ’15)
Professional Paper Presentation: Jonas Broughman and Hayden Roth (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science ’15)
Hardware Team: Htet Cho Oo (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science’15), Nick McKee (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science ’15), Tyler Stranburg (Mechanical Engineering ’15), and Fred Smith (Mechanical Engineering ’15)

Anna Baumheckel (Chemical Engineering ’15) recently passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and becomes an Engineer Intern. In February 2015, Anna was recognized as the 2015 CBU Featured Engineering Student. She interned at Logical Systems, Inc. from January to December 2014.  She has been a tutor at the CBU Math Center and an assistant to the Dean of Academic Services.  In 2012, Anna raised over $13,000 for Memphis Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

Paris Hardee (Nursing ’15) was featured on the Catholic Charities Facebook page for her efforts in the drive that the Nursing students organized to help with various charities. Paris managed to raise over 1,000 packages of Ramen Noodles on her own, which are in high need by Catholic Charities.

Dr. Paul Haught (Dean of Arts, Religion & Philosophy) and Dr. Eric Welch (Electrical Engineering) recently presented their research on CBU’s STEM educational outreach programs at the second annual meeting of Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE). The meeting took place in Detroit, and the title of their presentation was “Educating Minds and Touching Hearts: Adventures in STEM Educational Outreach.”

Lynda Miller and Brother Thomas Sullivan (Biology) had their article “Preliminary Lichen Inventory of Overton Park, Memphis, Tennessee”  published in Evansia, a journal of the American Bryological and Lichenological Society, Inc.

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Daniel Schenck
(Ecology ’17), pictured above, won a Best Paper Award at the 2015 Western Collegiate Division Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences on April 11 at the University of Memphis for his presentation “Testing of Stream Health of the Loosahatchie River Using Macroinvertebrates.” Brooke Joyce (Biology ’15) won a 2nd Place Award for “An examination of tight junction protein expression in human brain microvascular endothelial cells (hBMEC) in the presence of conditioned media from medulloblastoma subtypes.” Andrew Aristorenas (Biomedical Science ’15) won a 3rd Place Award for “Diabetes attenuates metabolic oscillations regulated by circadian clock rhythms.”

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Pictured above (l-r): Damien Stevenson, Felicia Williams, Brock Swims, Caitlen Powell, and Shannon Little

The Gay Straight Alliance attended Middle Tennessee State University’s annual LGBT+ College Conference on April 9-11. The theme for the conference was “Diversify Your World!” and it was hosted on MTSU’s campus in Murfreesboro, TN. Brock Swims (Cybersecurity ’16), President of GSA, received the Academic Advancement Award at the conference, which “recognizes Tennesseans who have made a tremendous impact on diversity and inclusion through study, research, or thought at an academic institution.” Brock also hosted one of the many sessions at the conference, with his session entitled “LGBT+ Programming at Private Institutions.”

JD Wolfe (Biochemistry ’15) has formally accepted a position in the United States Air Force Health Scholars Program and will be commissioned in the coming months as a Second Lieutenant.

News at CBU

EXTREME MAKEOVER GREEK-STYLE
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The CBU chapters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Xi Delta joined forces on April 18 to perform a day of service at Binghampton Christian Academy, a non-profit day school and residential program for students in the the Binghampton community. SAEs and AXDs spent the day painting (indoors and out), cleaning the grounds, and even washing the school vans.

HAITI MISSION TRIP
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The CBU Nursing Program headed back to Haiti on April 11 for their Spring Mission Trip. Nursing students and faculty from the program go to Haiti twice a year with the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership to serve at St. Vincent’s School for Handicapped Children in downtown Port-au- Prince. The CBU nurses see the children in clinic and also take food, medicines, and school supplies. Pictured above are (first row at left) Deborah Mwazi, Kelly Youngblood, Calley Dunn, Dr. Sue Trzynka; (second row) Matthew Gardner (Briarcrest Christian School, Grade 9), Tiffany Gardner, Heather Leland, Margaret Collier; (third row) Angela Collins, Ms. Cecilia Garrison.

RESOURCES FOR HUMANS
Faculty and Staff: Have you checked out the Human Resources website lately? The site has employee benefits and documents, as well as Buc Up for Fitness information, like campus walking trail maps, local race, biking, and running information, and health newsletters. All of this information can be accessed at www.cbu.edu/human-resources.  CBU is committed to keeping our employees healthy and the Benefits committee and Human Resources will continue to update this site with health information.

MBA BUSINESS RESEARCH SURVEY
As part of a class research project, CBU MBA students are conducting a short survey about thrift or second-hand stores. This survey is designed to collect information about donation options in and around the Memphis area and should take just 2-3 minutes. Click here to aid in the research: www.surveymonkey.com/s/CV2DNDW

CBU NERDS IMPRESS AT TCHC
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CBU was well represented at the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council (TCHC) conference at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN on Saturday, April 18. The following CBU Honors Program students put on their best duds and impressed the other attendees with their charm, good looks, and outstanding presentations: Hooah Marketing by William Norman; Voices From the Field: Self-Written Women in Short Stories of The Troubles by Madeline S. Faber; Solar Roadways: Are they possible? Practical? Needed? by Juan MejiaLimits of Muggle Science and the Parallels to the Laws of Magic by Tiffany Corkran; 81 Days of Kindness and Counting: The CBU Honors Program’s Deliberate Acts of Kindness Project by Tiffany Corkran and Dr. Tracie Burke; Environmental Justice in Memphis, Tennessee by Sara Swisher; 112 by Taylor Flake; Faith, Poverty, and Justice by Kierra D. Turner; and The End of the World As We Know It: Understanding Apocalyptic Imagination by RaKesha Gray.  Also on the trip was Megan Mosierwho spent the day in an Austin Peay lab measuring over 60 salamanders for her senior research project in herpetology. As they say in Clarksville, Go Peay!

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.

Deliberate Acts of Kindness

Vending-MachineThe Honors Program Deliberate Acts of Kindness (DAK) Project, created by Honors Program Director Dr. Tracie Burke and senior Tiffany Corkran, has just completed its second successful year. For the last two spring semesters, Honors Program students and faculty members participated in completing an act of kindness each day through the months of February through April—that’s over 60 consecutive days of kindness each year! Acts ranged from donating blood, time, money, can tabs, hair, and food to writing cards, thank you notes, and inspirational post-its and even more!

What made this project so special is that the participants planned and completed their kind acts deliberately rather than randomly. To take the initiative and the time to plan these acts allowed the participants to fully understand how lending a helping hand truly affects, not only the lives of the people they are helping, but their own lives, as well. The true purpose for the DAK Project is to help people to become more involved with their community, to become more aware of the societal issues affecting our immediate community and beyond, and to #SpreadTheKindness.

It is hoped that through the DAK posts on the CBU Honors Program Facebook Page others would be inspired to get out to continue helping their neighbors and those in need. Though the project only lasts for a few months, the participating students hope that the loving, caring aura will continue throughout the year and infect others with the desire to share their time and love with their community. Like the Honors Program on Facebook and see all the DAKs from this year and last!

Upcoming Events

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.

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STRESS FREE ZONE: 
If you feel stressed, you should definitely come to Paws to Relax with the Therapy Dogs, Thursday, April 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Buc Patio.   It’s a proven fact that petting a dog can relieve stress and lower blood pressure. “Not all medicine comes in a bottle.” Come visit with the Therapy Dogs, brought to campus by the Mid-South Therapy Dogs and Friends Organization and sponsored by the Departments of Counseling and Health Services.

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.

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.

Founder’s Week Celebration

CBU Community (administration, faculty, staff and students), thank you to all for making Founder’s Week a fine experience as we honored our legacy and celebrated our Lasallian  Heritage with a spirit of Faith and Zeal, looking forward  to future advancements in the spirit of hope and excitement! A special thank you to our Lasallian Collegians, Campus Ministry Team, and the Administration of CBU ensuring a successful Founder’s Week!

— Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut
Director of Mission
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Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut (Director of Mission; left) and President John Smarrelli join Brother Mark Gubbels and Brother Joel Baumeyer, who renewed their vows as Christian Brothers as part of the Founder’s Day Celebration and Community Update for faculty and staff on April 9.

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CBU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administration all got together at CBU Family Night at the Redbirds on April 10 for an evening of food, fun, fellowship, and baseball. More photos available at the CBU Flicker site »» 

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CBU Athletics celebrated its legacy as a part of Founder’s Week by inducting its newest members of the Athletic Hall of Fame at an banquet on April 11. Pictured above is the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 (l-r) Bill Bintz (Basketball ’73), Taneisha Lenon (Basketball ’00), Leon Haag (Basketball ’60), Kenny Greene (Baseball ’84), and Charlie Leonard (Basketball ’75, Coach ’90-97). The Bob Stephenson Service Award was presented to Ed Murphy (’85) to recognize his long-standing service to CBU athletics and student athletes. More photos available at the CBU Flicker site »» 

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Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) presented a paper, “Life through Death? Sacrifice, Gender, and the Ethics of Eating Animals,” at the Moral Cultures of Food Conference at the University of North Texas on April 3. 

Numerous CBU School of Sciences students presented at the 2015 Western Collegiate Division Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of[ Sciences, hosted by the University of Memphis on April 11:
Solomon Amiri (Biology '15) presented a poster entitled “Inhibition of Arginine-Gingipain by the Cysteine Protease Inhibitor E64.”
Andrew Aristorenas (Biomedical Science '15) presented an oral paper entitled “Diabetes attenuates metabolic oscillations regulated by circadian clock rhythms.” [Coauthored with Martin E. Young, University of Alabama at Birmingham]
Anqi Zheng (Biology ’15) presented an oral paper entitled “Correlation between adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol expressions in young children.”  [Coauthored with Cynthia R. Rovnaghi and Kanjalweet Anand, University of Tennessee Health Science Center]
Danny Vu Cao (Biology ’15) presented an oral paper entitled “Real Time-qPCR Analysis of Gene Expression Levels in Oral Cancer Cells. [Coauthored with Yanhui Zhang, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, and Qian Zheng, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry]
Brooke Joyce (Biology ’15) presented an oral paper entitled “An examination of tight junction protein expression in human brain microvascular endothelial cells (hBMEC) in the presence of conditioned media from medulloblastoma subtypes.” [Coauthored with Megan Jacus, Stacy Throm, and Clinton Stewart, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital]
Toni A. Patrick (Natural Science  ’15) presented an oral paper entitled “Blood chemistry in neonatal acute kidney injury.” [Coauthored with Adebowale Adebiyi, University of Tennessee Health Science Center]
Whitney K. Stepter (Biology ’15) presented an oral paper entitled “Effects of Human Traits vs. Motor Vehicle Elements on Whiplash Recovery.” [Coauthored with Bobby Myers, James Chiropractic and Rehabilitation]
Alexandra Bickenbach (Biology ’15) presented an oral paper entitled “Ethanol Effects on Diameter of Arteries That Irrigate Different Cerebral Territories.” [Coauthored with Anna Bukiya and Alex Dopico, University of Tennessee Health Science Center]
Erika A. Odigie (Biology ’15) presented an oral paper entitled “Impact of Surgical or Trans catheter device closure on weight gain in children with VSD, ASD or PDA.” [Coauthored with Michael Perez, Rana Khaznadar, and Shyam Sathanandam]
Austin Harriman (Ecology ’16) presented an oral paper entitled “Sampling of fish diversity as an indicator of stream health at Cypress Creek.’ [Coauthored with Lynda Miller (Biology) and Cheryl Goudie, University of Memphis]
Colton Terhune (Biology ’15) presented an oral paper entitled “Understanding the Population Dynamics of Trillium recurvatum in Western Tennessee.” [Coauthored with Dr. James Moore (Biology) and Jennifer R. Mandel, University of Memphis]
Daniel Schenck (Ecology ’17) presented an oral paper entitled “Testing of Stream Health of the Loosahatchie River Using Macroinvertebrates.” [Coauthored with Lynda Miller (Biology) and Cheryl Goudie, University of Memphis]
Heather Huff (Biology ’15) presented an oral paper entitled “Drug Screening of Candida albicans in Amphotericin B.” [Coauthored with P. D. Rogers and Sarah G. Whaley, University of Tennessee Health Science Center]