News from International Student Services

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International Student Services took 13 CBU students for a fun day at Meeman-Shelby Forest on April 2. The students did field day activities (egg toss, three-legged race, etc.) ate a lot, and took in some fresh air. Countries represented in the outing by CBU students, graduate and undergraduate): China, India, Saudi Arabia. Brazil, Kuwait, Iraq, and five from the USA. Pictured above are Antonio Garrett, Saood Alazmi, Wail Jan, Carlos Meza, Mobarak Alsulaiman, Abin Nellamkuzhiyll, Mustafa Hmood, Amy Rohling, Wenting Zhu, Sam Savage, and Sultan Alharbi. (Not pictured: Jasmine Clinton)

International Student Services (ISS) has a new Facebook page: CBU International Student Services. Please like and share with faculty and students. Let’s help our international students to feel more at home while attending CBU.

International Student Services (ISS) has begun holding their weekly Chat and Chew. Chat and Chew will be every Wednesday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Maurelian Lounge. All are welcome!

ISS and Campus Ministry are happy to announce that CBU now has a Multifaith Prayer Room. For now, the room is located in the Hall of Fame room in De La Salle Hall. The Multifaith Prayer Room will be maintained as a sacred space for prayer.

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.

Plan Ahead — And Study Abroad!

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With the school year coming to a close and new one coming soon, it’s time to save money for the new study abroad trips.
There are trips to San Sebastian, Spain; Paris; and Belgium. Studying abroad is an experience of a lifetime that has many benefits for future careers and life. Improve your language skills, experience new culture, learn in and out of the classroom, and meet new people.

For more information on upcoming trips go to www.cbu.edu/studyabroad!

Study abroad is now on social media! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter @cbubucs_abroad, and Instagram @studyabroadcbu.

Help CBU Nurses Help Memphis

The CBU Nursing Program is currently taking donations for the following groups: Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Caritas Village in Binghamton, and the Alzheimer’s Daycare Centers of Memphis (which includes Dorothy’s Place and the Grashot Center). All donations can be delivered in the Nursing Program offices in Buckman Hall 328. We will be accepting donations April 7-17. All donations — no matter how big or small — will be a blessing to these agencies.

Here’s a list of the items most needed:

  • Cans of Vienna sausage
  • Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit or applesauce cups
  • Small packages of peanut butter or cheese crackers
  • Snack bars and granola bars
  • Small individual bags of chips
  • 16 oz. Gatorade or bottled water
  • Individually wrapped snack cakes (such as Little Debbies)
  • Cans of soft drinks
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes
  • 55-gallon trash bags

If you prefer to make a cash donation or write a check to assist with this, simply make it out to CBU Nursing or email Stacey Trotter at strotter@cbu.edu to make a monetary donation to our cause.

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.

Founder’s Week

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FEAST DAY MASS OF THE FOUNDER: The CBU community is invited to join the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community to commemorate the life of St. John Baptist de La Salle — patron saint of educators — and the individual on whose legacy we stand. We open Founder’s Week with a Mass of the Founder at 5:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel with Father William Parham, CBU Chaplain, as the celebrant. ALL ARE WELCOME. A reception will follow in Stritch Dining Hall.

LASALLIAN CORE PRINCIPLE MEAL: The Lasallian Collegians invite you to experience this “everyday meal” with extra-ordinary implications on Wednesday, April 8 in Alfonso Dining Hall. 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Come learn about the Five Core Principles of Lasallian Education as you enjoy lunch. You’re guaranteed not to look at these dishes in the same way again

FOUNDER’S WEEK CELEBRATION & COMMUNITY UPDATE: Faculty and staff are invited to a special Founders Day Celebration and Community Update on Thursday, April 9 in the University Theater. Refreshments will be served 12:00-12:30, and Community Updates will begin at 12:30.

AFTERNOON OF SERVICE: The Lasallian Collegians invite you to join them for an afternoon of service in our neighboring community – around De La Salle Elementary. Caritas Village ( 2509 Harvard Ave.) is a community center that provides services and creative outlets to the Binghampton neighborhood. During this project, we will be cleaning up trash around the neighborhood. We need about 20 volunteers with a positive attitude and a CBU t-shirt! We’ll be meeting in front of Student Life at 1:30 p.m. Sign up to volunteer at www.cbu.edu/founders.

CBU STAFF RETREAT – DISCOVERING YOUR LASALLIAN SELF: As part of the celebration of Founder’s Week (April 7-10), Campus Ministry invites all members of the CBU staff to an afternoon of personal reflection and renewal on Friday, April 10 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, free of charge. Check with your supervisor to make sure you’re able to attend, and RSVP to mdobbs1@cbu.edu by April 7.

CBU FAMILY NIGHT AT THE REDBIRDS: Join the CBU Community — administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and Brothers — for an evening of fun and fellowship on Friday, April 10 at 7:05 p.m. in the newly-renovated AutoZone Park for the Redbirds home opener. For more information, please click here.
Student Tickets (Waitlist)
Alumni Tickets
Faculty/Staff Tickets
And don’t forget to vote for a Brother to throw out the first pitch!

Throughout the month of March, the Lasallian Collegians promoted the Lasallian Core Principle of “Quality Education.” Born out of a brainstorm session during a committee meeting, the students wrote the script, recruited the participants, and produced the video above. This video is a true labor of love and appreciation from the students to our faculty and staff. (Special credit to Trey McGinnis for his video skills.)

In Memoriam

The CBU Community mourns the sudden passing of Daniel Messinger, Administrative & Licensing Officer Assistant in the Department of Education, on Easter Sunday.

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).

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 8 at Canale Funeral Home (2700 Union Extd.) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary afterward. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church (4841 Park Ave.) with a reception afterward.

Family and friends have set up a memorial fund for his daughter, Evie. Memorial donations can be sent to:

Fund for Evie
c/o Joshua Shipley
Vice President, Commercial Lending
Independent Bank
5050 Poplar Avenue, Suite 2200
Memphis, TN 38157

A meal scheduling site has been set up to support Stephanie and Evie during this difficult time, and members of the CBU Community can volunteer at www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=NOOO4488.

Please keep Dan’s family and the extended Raniszewski family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank You, CBU

Mark Dondeville (CBU Physical Plant) and his wife Wanda would like to thank everyone for their donations to the fund sponsored by Campus Ministry. Mark says that the money raised has been a godsend to both of them. Mark is receiving chemotherapy at home and has good days and bad days, but he is hopeful that he will be able to overcome the cancer. He is also asking that we continue to pray for his recovery.

Donations are still being accepted for the Campus Ministry fund to to offset Mark’s medical expenses that are not covered by insurance. Contributions will be accepted by Campus Ministry and passed along to the family. Checks may be made out to Campus Ministry with a notation that the check is for Mark Dondeville. Receipts will be issued for cash donations.

Kudos

Chris Oxford (Religion & Philosophy ’15) has been accepted to the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Bev Vitali (Management) has been selected as the recipient of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region III Excellence in Advising – Faculty Role Award for the state of Tennessee. The award will be presented during the NACADA Region III Conference on April 14, 2015, in Covington, KY.

Join the Nursing Program in Helping Memphis

Greeting to the entire CBU Community:

My name is Roslyn Nichols, and I will be graduating from CBU with a BSN degree in May. As a working Registered Nurse, I’ve never been exposed to so many community needs as I have while completing my recent CBU clinical experiences in what is known as the Memphis Immersion Experience (MIE). During the MIE program, RNs like me engage directly with the community of Memphis to serve those that are less fortunate. We dealt directly with poverty, homelessness, food insecurities, and many other issues pertaining to the welfare of the people of Memphis by serving in many nonprofit organizations.

After doing the MIE program, my mind was totally transformed and the words on the patch on my CBU Nursing bag became ever so more real as we lived out the very mission of CBU: Faith, Service, and Community. I never really thought about being a community resource nurse until I had this life-changing experience where I was met with so many people in so many different stages of life in such need for even the simplest of things we take for granted. After doing this project with my Nursing peers, we felt the need to come together as a community and give back to the organizations that we served.

This is where the entire CBU community can get involved in the mission with the Nursing Program to make an even bigger difference in our community with the various organizations served through our Memphis Immersion Experience for clinical rotations.

The Nursing Program is currently taking donations for the following groups: Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Caritas Village in Binghamton, and the Alzheimer’s Daycare Centers of Memphis (which includes Dorothy’s Place and the Grashot Center). All donations can be delivered in the Nursing Program offices in Buckman Hall 328. We will be accepting donations April 7-17. All donations — no matter how big or small — will be a blessing to these agencies.

Here’s a list of the items most needed:

  • Cans of Vienna sausage
  • Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit or applesauce cups
  • Small packages of peanut butter or cheese crackers
  • Snack bars and granola bars
  • Small individual bags of chips
  • 16 oz. Gatorade or bottled water
  • Individually wrapped snack cakes (such as Little Debbies)
  • Cans of soft drinks
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes
  • 55-gallon trash bags

If you prefer to make a cash donation or write a check to assist with this, simply make it out to CBU Nursing or email Stacey Trotter at strotter@cbu.edu to make a monetary donation to our cause.

Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of such a generous community. CBU has done very well by me as I did enter to learn, and I’m leaving CBU with an even more intense desire to serve.

Sincerely,
Roslyn Nichols, RN (BSN ’15)

Central Avenue Gate Closure

In an effort to better utilize the University’s resources and to further enhance safety on campus, the Central Parking Lot gate will be closed daily at 12:30 a.m. and reopen at 6:00 a.m. This will allow the Guard normally posted at the Central Gate to do patrols around campus in conjunction with our police officers on duty.

Students and visitors requiring access to campus during  the gate closure times are encouraged to use the East Parkway entrance. Parking for visitors during this time will be provided in the Visitors Lot adjacent to Barry Hall and St. Joseph Hall. Parking at this location will only be authorized for the hours between 12:30 and 6:00 a.m.

Any faculty, staff or students needing to exit the Central Lot during the hours of the gate closure are asked to call Campus Safety at (901) 321-3550. An officer will meet you to open the gate.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Campus Police and Safety at safety@cbu.edu or call (901) 321-3550.

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 Tuesday in Lent: Lenten Reflections with Peer Minsters in St. Joseph Hall 10, 7:00 p.m.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is partnering with Life Blood on Monday, March 30 for a blood drive from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside of the CBU Bookstore. Your donation of blood can help save up to three lives. Someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds. Make sure you eat before and get a good nights rest. Free t-shirts to donors! You can sign up online for an appointment at this link.

HOW DO YOU LOOK ON PAPER? The Living Learning Communities and Career Services would like to invite any/all CBU students to attend a free Resume Envisioning Dinner Event Monday, March 30 in the LLC 104 Classroom, 5:00-6:15 p.m. Sketch out what your resume for jobs or graduate school looks like now. Then envision with other students over dinner what it could look like when you graduate!  Career Services staff will also explain the purpose and best practices for resumes, and show examples of good student resumes in different job fields. RSVP to Dr. Ben Jordan at  bjordan1@cbu.edu  to attend.

STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS:  Academic Services will hold a meeting in Spain Auditorium for all students who are interested in our Students Helping Students Program on Monday, March 30, at 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. This covers CARLs, PCs, and Peer Mentors. Pizza will be served!  If you are unable to attend this meeting, see Academic Services for handouts after the meeting.

LASALLIAN COLLEGIAN CROSS:  In preparation for Founders Week (April 7-10), the Lasallian Collegians will have a cross in Alfonso Dining Hall during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Members of the CBU community are invited to write prayer requests and intentions to be placed on the cross. This cross will be incorporated into the Founder’s Mass on Tuesday, April 7.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE OF THE CROSS: CBU’s neighbors at Lindenwood Christian Church are presenting a special Good Friday service on April 3 at 5:30 p.m., featuring the Lindenwood Chancel Choir, Orchestra, and Soloists performing motets and selections from the requiems of Mozart, Dubois, and Rutter. Guest clergy for the event will include CBU trustee Msgr. Valentine N. Handwerker (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), Dr. Scott Morris (Church Health Center), Rev. Sonia Louden Walker (First Congregational Church), and Rev. Virzola Law (Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church).

Kudos

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The CBU ASCE Student Chapter traveled to Oxford, MS to compete against 13 other universities during the 2015 ASCE Deep South Conference, hosted by the University of Mississippi on March 19-21. The CBU ASCE student chapter placed third in the surveying competition. The surveying team (pictured above, l-r) consisted of Austin Feathers, Kolbie Seay, and Robert Tworek (Christine Moore is not pictured). Other Civil Engineering students attending and competing in the conference included Reggie Raney, Jaemi Guieb, Lauren Harrett, Eric Rodriguez, Mobarak Alsulaiman, Georgina Johns, Ana Rodriguez, Jodie Crocker, Ibrahim Chum, Jacob McNamara, Grey Peevy, Blake Amato, Brennon Clement, Orlando Femat, Omar Almutairi, and Mitch Bourgeois. The students were accompanied by Dr. Andrew Assadollahi and Mr. Gene McGinnis. Dr. Louie Lin also visited during Saturday’s competition.

Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) was selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to the Reese’s Division II East-West All-Star Game, and was also named to the NABC and Daktronics All-South Region Teams. Casey is the fourth CBU basketball player to play in the Reese’s All-Star Game, which is played annually as part of the Division II Elite Eight. This year’s game was played March 27 at the Ford Center in Evansville, IN, the night before the national championship game. Casey was one of four GSC players selected to the NABC All-South Region First Team, and he was one of two GSC players named Second Team Daktronics All-South Region.

Nate Celeski (History ’15) has been accepted by the following law schools: Mississippi College, Mercer College, the University of Memphis, and the University of Mississippi. He has decided to attend the University of Mississippi.

Jessica Hefner (Psychology ’15) has been accepted by the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

An article by Dr. Karl Leib (History & Political Science), entitled “State Sovereignty in Space: Current Models and Possible Futures,” has been published in the journal Astropolitics.

mcginnisKatherine McGinnis (Civil Engineering ’10) has been recognized as a Professional Engineer by the Tennessee  Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners. Currently, she is the Operations District Supervisor for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Construction Office in Covington, TN where she supervises inspectors on various jobs including the Canada Road interchange in Lakeland. While Katherine was a civil engineering major at CBU, she interned with the Pickering Firm, Allen & Hoshall, and Airfield Etc. Inc. After graduation she worked as an Operations Specialist with TDOT in Nashville. She then moved back to Memphis and worked for ETI Corp before her current position with TDOT in Covington.

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The Alpha Beta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. traveled to Tulsa for their 63rd Southwestern Regional Leadership Conference on March 26-29 and won eight awards. The chapter was recognized with the Social Action AwardMission Possible Silver LevelAdopt-a-School Initiative, and the Outstanding Model Chapter of the Year Level 3 (for chapters with membership between 5 and 11). Ian A. Boyd (English ’15) won the John T. Thornton Collegiate Bigger & Better Businessman Award, and Samuel Tope-Ojo (Business Administration ’17) won the Debate Competition and was awarded the Distinguished Service Chapter Scholarship and My Brother’s Keeper Scholarship.

 

Easter Holiday Hours

 The CBU Mailroom will be closed and not receiving packages or mail over the Easter Holiday, April 2-6. Please make appropriate changes and/or preparations for any packages expected during this time. The Mailroom will reopen for normal business on April 7. Questions can be directed to Ray Karasek at (901) 321-4497.
Plough Library is closed Thursday through Monday, April 2-6.
The ITS Help Desk will be closed over the Easter Holiday, April 2-6, but the 24-Hour Computer Lab will be open with card access.

CBU in the Media

memphiscommercialappealThe Commercial Appeal published an article entitled “Success Story: Anonymous donor’s gift allows Christian Brothers University to fund immigrant students’ scholarships” in its March 27 edition that covered CBU’s Latino Success Scholarships. The article featured Mariana Hernandez (Business Administration ’17) and also quoted Wendy Sumner-Winter (Advancement) and pictured Cindy Pena (Business Administration ’17). (For those without digital access to The Commercial Appeal, click here for a PDF version of the full article.)

Safe Zone Training

safezoneCBU 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.

Safe Zone Allies:

  • Believe that our campus is enriched and enlivened by the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersexed or asexual people.
  • Are aware of the presence of LGBTQIA students and colleagues and are willing to engage them in genuine dialogue and interaction.
  • Are willing to discuss issues that impact LGBTQIA people in a nonjudgmental manner.
  • Are willing to help students access support and information on campus and in the community.
  • Understand the sensitive nature of LGBTQIA issues and respect the privacy of LGBTQIA students.
  • Use inclusive language, avoid stereotyping, and do not assume heterosexuality.

Do you want to designate your office as a CBU Safe Zone? Were you unable to attend the fall training? Are you a certified Safe Zone who wishes to attend a second training? Please join the training session on Friday, April 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center.

To sign up, contact Dr. James, chair of the CBU Safe Zone Program Committee, at KJames2@cbu.edu. More information about CBU Safe Zones can be found at www.cbu.edu/safe-zones.

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.

Upcoming Events

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.

autismribbonAUTISM AWARENESS WEEK: Alpha Xi Delta hosts their annual Autism Awareness Week, April 7 through April 10. Each participating organization will be given a blank puzzle piece at the beginning of the week which they must decorate and then turn in on Thursday for judging. The winner of Autism Awareness Week will receive $100 to the charity of their choice! Events include:
 Tuesday, April 7: Light It Up Blue at 8:00 p.m. in front of Bell Tower, followed by Capture the Flag.
Wednesday, April 8: Blue Out Day — everyone wear blue all day. “I Listen Because..” photos in the Quad from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., use hashtag #BucsListenBecause.
 Thursday, April 9: AXD’s AmaXing challenge Xi Marks the Spot scavenger hunt in the Buckman Quad from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Anyone can make a team with a minimum of five people per team for $5 per participant. Winner of “Walk the Plank” will sit in the dunk tank for 30 minutes. ( The ”Walk the Plank” fundraiser nominates a professor from each school is to walk the plank (AKA the dunk tank). There will be donation buckets in the building representing the professor’s school and also in Alfonso during lunch.)
Friday, April 10: Campus-wide Catch a Xi. All the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta will be wearing a plain white shirt and organizations earn points by trying to put all of their signatures on as many t-shirts as possible. Puzzle pieces due to any sister by 5:00 p.m.

CBU’S GOT TALENT: Looking for the next big event on campus?? The Black Student Association will be hosting their annual Talent Show on April 9 in the University Theater, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in Alfonso Dining Hall starting March 2 for only $5. Get yours early because this is one event you don’t want to miss! Do you have a talent? Click here to sign up to perform!  All talents are welcome! For more information contact Adama Sow at asow1@cbu.edu or Jonathan Mosley at jmosley2@cbu.edu.

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CBU STAFF RETREAT – DISCOVERING YOUR LASALLIAN SELF:
As part of the celebration of Founder’s Week (April 7-10), Campus Ministry invites all members of the CBU staff to an afternoon of personal reflection and renewal on Friday, April 10 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, free of charge. Check with your supervisor to make sure you’re able to attend, and RSVP to mdobbs1@cbu.edu by April 7.

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BANQUET: The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2015 and will induct the five inductees at the Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday night, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $45 each, and a table of eight is $360. The Class of 2015 includes Bill Bintz (Basketball ’73), Kenny Greene (Baseball ’84), Leon Haag (Basketball ’60), Taneisha Lenon (Basketball ’00), and Charlie Leonard (Basketball ’75, Coach ’90-97). For more information on the banquet, please contact Brian Summers at (901) 321-3370 or bsummers@cbu.edu.

BROTHER MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The CBU Athletics Department will hold the 27th annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament Monday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Country Club. Registration, with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Individuals may enter for $195, or foursomes are available for $780. All proceeds from this year’s event benefit the CBU Athletics Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund provides the critical support needed to fund small capital improvement projects that keep our programs competitive and sustain institutional health. More info and registration available online »»

Voss-Roberts-2RELIGION LUNCH & LEARN: The CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy presents a lunch and learn with Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts of Wake Forest University on April 13, who will be speaking on the topic of “Feeling My Neighbor’s Faith: Aesthetics and Hindu-Christian Encounter”   in Montesi Executive Center, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Christian encounters with other faith traditions can evoke strong aesthetic reactions, both positive and negative. At the same time, the intensity and meaningfulness of aesthetic experience have often been described in theological terms. Dr. Roberts brings together these insights in her study of Hindu traditions. In this lunch and learn discussion, she will talk about how Hindu theological aesthetics can illuminate the role of art and emotion in interfaith understanding. If you’d like to reserve a boxed lunch, please RSVP to Dr. Emily Holmes at (901) 321-3325 or emily.holmes@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.

PEER MINISTRY RETREAT:  Need a faith refresher? Make the most of this Lenten season and give your spiritual life that much needed boost. In 2014, the CBU Peer Ministers, a group of students dedicated to spreading awareness about the Catholic faith, formed with the desire to encourage a vibrant Catholic identity for the student body. As part of this effort, the Peer Ministers will facilitate a retreat on April 25 in the Canale Skybox, 12:30-6:00 p.m. — complete with faith-sharing, fellowship, reflection, Mass… and of course food. To register for the retreat, click here. The cost to attend this retreat is $20.00 per person and can be turned in via cash or check to Br. Tom Sullivan or Mrs. Cyndy Benton in the Office of Campus Ministry.

OFF CAMPUS EVENTS
THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: As the closing lecture of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens exhibition “Hail! Britannia!,” Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Sunday, April 19 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.

GaryChapmanWILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Tenth Annual Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will welcome Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, as its keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 28 at Christ United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Chapman is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers / Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology. Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
Tuesday, March 24: “Leading Ladies” Career Panel (Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Join us for our annual panel discussion with some of the most influentia l female leaders in their industries, including several CBU alumnae!  This year’s panelists include:

  • Crystal Oliver: Managing HR Director, FedEx Express (Executive MBA ’00)
  • Carolyn Danley: President, Junior League Of Memphis
  • Amy Weirich: Shelby County District Attorney
  •  Maria Lensing:  Vice President-Signature Client Group, AT&T (Electrical Engineering ’01 & MSEM ’07)
  • Holly Goughnour:  Director, Global Tax, International Paper (Accounting ’98)

Wednesday, March 25: Cupcakes & Conversation: Careers With ServiceMaster (Buckman Hall 102, 3:00-4:00 p.m.) Wherever you go for lunch, join us for dessert, and learn more about career opportunities with ServicesMaster! Learn about the company, what they do, and positions they typically (or currently) have available… and, enjoy Muddy’s Cupcakes (while they last).  Don’t miss out!
Thursday, March 26: Pizza & Professionals: RocketFuel (Buckman Hall 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.) Learn more about the this local web design and marketing firm, who they are and what they do, and learn more about the position they typically hire… and of course, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!

UPCOMING
Tuesday, March 31: Job Search Boot Camp (Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Seniors! If you’re still looking for employment after graduation, then don’t miss this event! Group mini-sessions will be conducted on interviewing skills, networking, and job search strategies. Plus, individual resume reviews by recruiters & alumni will be available. An RSVP is REQUIRED for this event, no later than March 30. Call, email career@cbu.edu or come by Career Services.

Take the Princeton Review Survey!

princetonlogoCBU STUDENTS! You’ve still got nine days to complete the Princeton Review survey! Princeton Review rankings are extremely valuable and important, and CBU needs you to share your experiences in order to help us recruit and retain more highly qualified students to join our community. If you love CBU, tell them why! Nearly half of all college bound students visit The Princeton Review¹s website at some point during their college search. (PLUS ten undergrad students will win Apple iPads from the Princeton Review!)

Kudos

Tiffany Corkran (Chemistry ’15) has been selected to join the Project Inspire Teacher Residency following her degree completion in May. Project Inspire selects residents to teach in underserved schools in Chattanooga, TN. They train their teachers based on the residency model, so for the first year Tiffany will be in the classroom with a Clinical Instructor ( a rock-star veteran teacher) in the sciences.

Johnnathon Kring (ITS) has earned the Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA) professional certification, showcasing his knowledge of Aruba Networks wireless networking fundamentals.

Sebastian Polania (Mechanical Engineering/Packaging Minor ’17) passed a two-hour CPLP Technician Exam given by the International Safe Transit Association and is now an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. Five other CBU packaging students passed the test in 2014. Sebastian has been involved with packaging research projects and coauthored two articles published in the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology in 2014.

The CBU Student Branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) placed 3rd in the IEEE SPAx (Student Professional Awareness Experience) contest for student chapters who organize the most amazing student professional awareness events. The CBU student branch of IEEE hosted S-PAC in November of 2014 with themes including “How to Define Yourself” (Maria Lensing of AT&T) and “Innovation of Technology” (Dr. Ben Amaba of IBM). They have also previously organized two S-PAVe workshops presented by Mike Zurkammer of CT Groups with the first on the importance of resume building and keeping an updated LinkedIn profile and a second workshop on interviewing skills. Overall, the winners of the IEEE SPAx competition were as follows:
1st Place: CSU East Bay
2nd Place: UCLA
3rd Place: CBU

Welcome to CBU!

Academic Services would like to welcome Eliza Warren as CBU’s new Coordinator for International Student Services. Eliza is not entirely new to the CBU community; she’s formerly taught in the Department of Literature & Languages, as well as the College of Adult Professional Studies. Her office is located in Barry Hall 39.

News from the Registrar

Spring Final Exam Schedule for DAY Undergraduates Now Available
Exams are scheduled Wednesday, May 6 through Monday, May 11 (including Saturday, May 9).

Upcoming Important Dates on the Academic Calendar
• March 26, 2015: Last Day to Withdraw from the 16-week Spring Session
• April 17, 2015: Last Day to Withdraw from the Second Spring 8-week Session

Fall 2015 Registration is just around the corner!
Fall 2015 Registration Opening Dates
• March 23: Adult Professional Studies, Nursing & Graduate
• March 30: Day Seniors and Juniors
• April 1: Day Sophomores
• April 3: Day Freshmen

The Fall Course Schedule is available on the Web. Act now!
1. Contact your advisor now to set up an appointment. Note: CBU is closed April 2-6, so freshmen need to be sure to schedule their advising appointments to occur before April 2.

  • Undergraduate DAY and CAPS students meet with their advisor to receive their alternate PIN.
  • Graduate students have their alternate PIN always available in BannerWeb on the ALT PIN page.
  • Tip for Undergraduates: Once you register for the first course, your alternate PIN will become available in BannerWeb on the ALT PIN page.

2. Look at the courses on Fall 2015 schedule. Click on the CRN# of the course to find the prereqs, restrictions, etc.
3. Check BannerWeb to see if you have any holds. Take care of these now so you will be able to register on time. Check often as holds are dynamically added for missed payments, etc.
4. Make sure any special permissions including registration overrides are in place. These are only given by the department chair offering the course. Note: CAPS courses (designated by CP) are only open to CAPS students.
5. Remember to use DegreeWorks (located inside BannerWeb) where you can track your progress toward degree completion, find your advisor, shoot them an email, and much more! DegreeWorks is updated nightly.
6. Check the Academic Calendar for add/drop and withdrawal deadlines for specific terms or semesters.
7. If you receive a registration error, be sure to write down the error and contact your advisor. This will help them in troubleshooting the issue.
8. All returning students should be registered for Fall 2015 courses before the close of the spring semester.

News at CBU

THANKS TO CBU!
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allison_weskeThe Memphis Point Gymnastics Academy sends its thanks to CBU for hosting its meet last weekend in Canale Arena: “Thanks to Kristie Rosenblum for her ‘awesomeness’ in meeting our every single desire and need and to her staff! Thanks to Ray Karasek for helping to make this event happen! A special thanks to Philip Yelvington for getting yanked out of bed to make the gym cold for us!  A special thanks to Steve Ritter and Aramark for the food and maintenance! A special thanks to all CBU employees who had a hand in this wonderful event! The meet was a success and CBU’s hospitality was tremendous! The compliments from the coaches, judges, and gymnasts were abundant.”
Pictured at left is Allison Weske, oldest daughter of Dr. Jennifer Weske (Accounting). 

ARAMARK EXPANDS CAGE-FREE EGG COMMITMENT
In partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S., the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization, Aramark has announced that it will expand its cage-free egg commitment to include all company purchases of liquid, pre-cracked eggs in the U.S. by 2020, or sooner if supplies become available. The company has already helped hundreds of its client partners purchase liquid cage-free eggs over the past several years in advance of moving to entirely cage-free liquid eggs. Aramark also buys virtually all of its shell eggs from cage-free sources today and will complete that transition by the end of this year.

CBU’S OTHER LIBRARY
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Maybe you’ve already noticed the little wooden “house” outside St. Joseph Hall. No, it’s not a birdhouse (Stephen Kirkpatrick)… It’s CBU’s new “Little Free Library.” If you’re not familiar with the Little Free Library movement, it’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. CBU’s Little Free Library is the brainchild of Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Science), who has already stocked it and is in the process of registering it with the international organization. By the way, our Little Free Library is the 15th one in Memphis — check out the map of all locations around the world. So, go ahead, take a book, CBU. (And don’t forget to return a book.)

PSI CHI INDUCTION
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The CBU Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, inducted 14 new members Sunday, March 22. At the ceremony, past-president Danielle Hobbs (left, Psychology ’13) was the guest speaker and helped welcome inductees (from left) Lauren DahlkeMichelle GrossKayla MartinSean RowlandBaraka DouglasJessica HefnerRebecca HallPatrick Woody, and James Rogers (not pictured: Jazmyn Broady, Zarisa Parkey, Andrea Perez-Munoz, Gabriela Quiroz, and Mary Margaret Vollmar). Conducting the ritual of induction were current officers (back row from left) Lauren HutchisonCaitlin ConeyAnna LileyKatelynn Hicks, and Dr. Maureen O’Brien (Psi Chi advisor). Also in attendance were Dr. Tracie Burke and Dr. Jeff Sable. Congratulations new members!

HONORS PROGRAM RIVER WARRIORS
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The CBU Honors Program joined the Memphis River Warriors and Bridges on Saturday, March 21 for a McKellar Lake cleanup. Dominating the trash were Trey McGinnis, Shanice Oliver, Clare Sauser, Caitlin ReversJodi Woody, and Dr. Tracie Burke. The next Memphis River Warrior cleanup is April 18 — check their Facebook page for details.

INNOVATION BOOT CAMP
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Eight CBU students participated in the Memphis Innovation Boot Camp on March 20, which allowed students to form teams across institutional lines in order to work on an innovation task with other students from colleges and universities in Memphis that are interested in entrepreneurism. Pictured above are (l-r) Amber Jones, Jahleel Nelson, Jonathan Mosley, Kiran Ashok, Michael MacMiller, Maya Freeman, Abdunnoor Karim, Amy Ware (Career Services), and Meetal Parag.

CBU in the Media

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

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

In Memoriam

Brother Marvin Becker (’70) died on March 18 at St Luke Hospital in St. Louis. A De La Salle Christian Brother for 65 years, he was born Marvin John Becker in Jefferson City, MO. He graduated from La Salle Institute in Glencoe, MO, and entered the novitiate in 1950 and professed his final vows in 1957. He earned a BA from CBU in Memphis, an MA from University of Missouri – St. Louis, and an MA from Loyola University Chicago. Brother Marvin served as sub-director of the Scholasticate at CBU, 1967-70, and as director, 1977-80. Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manchester, MO, on March 23 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in Wildwood. Memorials may be made to La Salle Retreat Center (2101 Rue de La Salle, Wildwood, MO 63038) or to De La Salle Christian Brothers Retirement Fund (7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527).

Upcoming Events

BIZWOMEN MENTORING MONDAY: Join the Memphis Business Journal for its Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event on March 30 in Canale Arena, 7:00-9:00 a.m. The event will offer the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven-minute conversations. The attendees will stand in line and wait for a particular mentor or move to the next mentor available. This will allow the attendees to network with each other while they are waiting, which is just as important as the coaching sessions. The quick turnaround is organized chaos which will be fast, fun, and fulfilling as everyone gets the chance to meet new people and gain new insights. Single tickets are $30 ($27 for MBJ subscribers). Click here to purchase tickets.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is partnering with Life Blood on Monday, March 30 for a blood drive from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Your donation of blood can help save up to three lives. Someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds. Make sure you eat before and get a good nights rest. Free t-shirts to donors!

STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS:  Academic Services will hold a meeting in Spain Auditorium for all students who are interested in our Students Helping Students Program on Monday, March 30, at 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. This covers CARLs, PCs, and Peer Mentors. Pizza will be served!  If you are unable to attend this meeting, see Academic Services for handouts after the meeting.

GRADUATION FAIR: Graduating students are required to attend this event. Graduates may attend one of the two sessions on March 31 — 12:00-1:30 p.m. or 4:30-6:30 p.m. Students will receive an email on Monday, March 23 with the links to the two surveys. The average time you will need to set aside for the grad fair is about 30 minutes. Photographers will take cap and gown (loaned for the shoot) photos of graduating students at the Grad Fair. There is no sitting fee and no obligation to purchase. Proofs will be emailed to students within 48 hours of the sitting. Click here for Graduation Requirements! 

jim_baileySEIDMAN TOWN HALL LECTURE:  The M. L. Seidman Memorial Town Hall Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Jim Bailey as its 2015 speaker on April 7 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Bailey will discuss “The Industrial Giants of Modern Healthcare Whose Time is Past” and the servant-leader champions of person-centered health care who are at work to replace them. Jim Bailey is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health Systems Improvement, cares for the sick, and teaches doctors in training. His research appears in many peer-reviewed medical journals, including JAMAJournal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bailey has an abiding passion for the classics, medical history, and ethics, and believes that sharing our stories can heal. He is the author of the novel, The End of Healing, which was published by The Healthy City in 2014. A book-signing will follow the lecture.

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CBU STAFF RETREAT – DISCOVERING YOUR LASALLIAN SELF:
As part of the celebration of Founder’s Week (April 7-10), Campus Ministry invites all members of the CBU staff to an afternoon of personal reflection and renewal on Friday, April 10 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, free of charge. Check with your supervisor to make sure you’re able to attend, and RSVP to mdobbs1@cbu.edu by April 7.

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BANQUET: The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2015 and will induct the five inductees at the Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday night, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $45 each, and a table of eight is $360. The Class of 2015 includes Bill Bintz (Basketball ’73), Kenny Greene (Baseball ’84), Leon Haag (Basketball ’60), Taneisha Lenon (Basketball ’00), and Charlie Leonard (Basketball ’75, Coach ’90-97). For more information on the banquet, please contact Brian Summers at (901) 321-3370 or bsummers@cbu.edu.

BROTHER MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The CBU Athletics Department will hold the 27th annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament Monday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Country Club. Registration, with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Individuals may enter for $195, or foursomes are available for $780. All proceeds from this year’s event benefit the CBU Athletics Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund provides the critical support needed to fund small capital improvement projects that keep our programs competitive and sustain institutional health. More info and registration available online »»

Voss-Roberts-2RELIGION LUNCH & LEARN: The CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy presents a lunch and learn with Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts of Wake Forest University on April 13, who will be speaking on the topic of “Feeling My Neighbor’s Faith: Aesthetics and Hindu-Christian Encounter”   in Montesi Executive Center, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Christian encounters with other faith traditions can evoke strong aesthetic reactions, both positive and negative. At the same time, the intensity and meaningfulness of aesthetic experience have often been described in theological terms. Dr. Roberts brings together these insights in her study of Hindu traditions. In this lunch and learn discussion, she will talk about how Hindu theological aesthetics can illuminate the role of art and emotion in interfaith understanding.

simone-cambellVANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM: The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium presents Sister Simone Campbell as its 2015 keynote speaker on April 16 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m.. Sister Simone has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice. Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues. During the 2010 congressional debate about healthcare reform, she wrote the famous “nuns’ letter” supporting the reform bill and got 59 leaders of Catholic Sisters, including LCWR, to sign on. In 2012, she was also instrumental in organizing the “Nuns on the Bus” tour of nine states to oppose the “Ryan Budget” approved by the House of Representatives. This budget would decimate programs meant to help people in need. “Nuns on the Bus” received an avalanche of attention across the nation from religious communities, elected officials and the media. Simone has often been featured in the national and international media, including appearances on 60 MinutesThe Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She has received numerous awards, including a “Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award” and the “Defender of Democracy Award” from the international Parliamentarians for Global Action. In addition, she has been the keynote or featured speaker at numerous large gatherings, including the 2012 Democratic National Convention. For more information, visit www.gvanderhaar.org.

PEER MINISTRY RETREAT:  Need a faith refresher? Make the most of this Lenten season and give your spiritual life that much needed boost. In 2014, the CBU Peer Ministers, a group of students dedicated to spreading awareness about the Catholic faith, formed with the desire to encourage a vibrant Catholic identity for the student body. As part of this effort, the Peer Ministers will facilitate a retreat on April 25 in the Canale Skybox, 12:30-6:00 p.m. — complete with faith-sharing, fellowship, reflection, Mass… and of course food. To register for the retreat, click here. The cost to attend this retreat is $20.00 per person and can be turned in via cash or check to Br. Tom Sullivan or Mrs. Cyndy Benton in the Office of Campus Ministry.

OFF CAMPUS EVENTS
DEALING WITH RADICAL ISLAM: 
As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association invites the CBU Community to attend a speech by the Rhodes College professor and cleric Yasir Qadhi, who has recently been targeted by the Islamic State terror group, at the Germantown Center Great Hall on March 29 at 4:45 p.m.. RSVP at this link.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE OF THE CROSS: CBU’s neighbors at Lindenwood Christian Church are presenting a special Good Friday service on April 3 at 5:30 p.m., featuring the Lindenwood Chancel Choir, Orchestra, and Soloists performing motets and selections from the requiems of Mozart, Dubois, and Rutter. Guest clergy for the event will include CBU trustee Msgr. Valentine N. Handwerker (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), Dr. Scott Morris (Church Health Center), Rev. Sonia Louden Walker (First Congregational Church), and Rev. Virzola Law (Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church).

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: As the closing lecture of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens exhibition “Hail! Britannia!,” Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Sunday, April 19 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.

GaryChapmanWILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Tenth Annual Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will welcome Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, as its keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 28 at Christ United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Chapman is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers / Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology. Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations.

This Week at CBU

LENTEN OBSERVANCES
Every Friday in Lent: Stations of the Cross with Campus Ministry at De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, 5:30 p.m.
Every Sunday evening: Confessions available in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Every Tuesday in Lent: Lenten Reflections with Peer Minsters in St. Joseph Hall 10, 7:00 p.m.

LASALLIAN COLLEGIANS PROFESSOR APPRECIATION CAMPAIGN: The Thanks4Teachers Campaign is an initiative by the Lasallian Collegians student organization to encourage students to write a letter or record a video saying thanks to their professors on Tuesday-Thursday in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The letters will be distributed to the faculty and staff, and the video played for the four Schools. One of the five core principles of Lasallian education is quality education, and this will give our students a unique way to offer appreciation to the teachers.

MISS BLACK AND GOLD INTEREST MEETING: The Nu Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host an interest meeting for the 2015 Miss Black and Gold Pageant on Wednesday March 18 at CBU in Montesi Executive Center at 5:00 p.m. and at Rhodes College in the Blount Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Nu Eta welcomes all women who are interested in participating in this event. If anyone is unable to attend either meeting and is interested, please contact nueta1906@gmail.com for more information.

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DO SOMETHING VOLUNTEER FAIR:
The CBU Honors Program and Student Government (in conjunction with Career Services) are partnering for CBU’s Do Something Volunteer Fair on ThursdayMarch 19 in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This event is intended to promote awareness and establish a connection between CBU students, faculty, and staff and our community’s non-profit organizations. More than a dozen local agencies will be on hand with volunteer opportunities, and Career Services will be there to help guide you in translating volunteer experience to important job skills. Participating agencies include Latino Memphis, Shelby Farms, Memphis Botanic Garden, Mid-South Spay and Neuter, the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux, The Church Health Center, DeNeuville Learning Center, Manna House, the Red Cross, Memphis Athletic Ministries, Memphis Child Advocacy Center, and more. Be sure to stop by our first ever CBU volunteer fair and see how YOU can make an impact!

RESEARCH PRESENTATION: As part of the research forum of the President’s Commission on Women, Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) will present her research work on Thursday, March 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Assisi Hall 153. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the event.

ISLAM 101: March has been officially recognized as the month to celebrate Muslims in Memphis, and the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will present several events this month, starting with ”Islam 101: A Brief Introduction to Islam” on Thursday, March 19 in Montesi Executive Center, 7:00-9:00 p.m. This brief presentation about the basic beliefs and teachings of Islam will be followed by a question and answer session with those present. All members of the CBU Community are welcome!

STEMM WORKSHOP: Christian Brothers University in partnership with Christian Brothers High School is offering a workshop for educators featuring Dr. Justin Whitmer on “Facilitating Questions and Creating Problems” on Friday, March 20 in Montesi Executive Center, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Participants will apply the basic principles of scientific inquiry and design thinking integral to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) education; participate in collaborative breakout sessions to build lesson plans with compelling problems and case studies in various disciplines such as English, Literature, Social Studies, Sciences, and Fine Arts; learn tips to transform a classroom into a collaborative learning environment in multiple academic disciplines in grades K-12; and build project-based and problem-based lesson plans and develop assessment strategies to employ in classrooms. The cost is $95 (which includes lunch), and participants will earn six PDHs for attending. Online enrollment is available at stemmcolab.com/training. For more information, contact Rebeccca Neves, CBHS STEMM CoLaB Director, at rneves@cbhs.org.

CAREER TRACKS 2.0: Attention sophomores! Plan to attend Career Tracks 2.0 — a Career Planning Program designed just for you! Discover your best major and career path with career and major assessments, a luncheon with local employers, and a faculty panel discussing how to explore different majors. Saturday, March 21 in Buckman Hall, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register via email at career@cbu.edu. There are limited spots, so register NOW!!

trivia_tvALUMNI TRIVIA WITH BROTHER IGGY: Think you know just about everything? Come on out and display your knowledge of the trial (and not-so-trivial) on Saturday, March 21 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Hosted by CBU’s own Quizmaster General, Brother Ignatius Brown, the festivity begins at 6:00 p.m. when the doors open and really gets festive at 6:30 when the first fast-ball question is pitched. Register your six-person team for $15 per person (CBU students are just $5 per person!) at www.cbu.edu/alumni-trivia! Community tables available for individuals and walk-ins. BYOB/BYOF (food and drink), but free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available. Prizes will be awarded for all members of first and second place teams, and door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening. Brother Ignatius will also hold a “Heads or Tails” contest for further prizes! Mulligans are available per team at the door, five for $20. They can be used one per round through the 8th round. All proceeds from the evening benefit the National Alumni Association Scholarship.

RECEPTION FOR BARTLETT ART EXHIBITION: A public reception for the artists of the Bartlett Art Association, whose work is currently on exhibition in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery, will be held in the gallery (lower level of Plough Library) on Sunday, March 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Participating artists are Sheila Bentley, Jeanie Box, Gene Callaway, Carol Caughey, Nancy Crossett, Rita Datillo, Lynda Davison, Becky Deaux, Sandra Horton, Lyle, Becky Ross McRae, Carol Pollard, Sandra Swett, Jeanne Tutor, Joe L. Umphress, Linda E. Umphress, Marc Wheetley, and Jon Woodhams. More information at the Ross Gallery website.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
Engineers vs. Soccer Globetrotters, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (Recreation League Playoffs)
 ZTA vs. Soccer Girls, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. (Women’s League Playoffs)
 Redeem Team vs. TKE 1, Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. (Men’s League Playoffs)
 TKE 2 vs. Faculty/Staff, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Recreation League Playoffs)
 Tunes Squad vs. Pippen Ain’t Easy, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. (Women’s League Playoffs)
 Uncle Drew’s Nephews vs. Kappa Sigma, Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. (Men’s League Championship games will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.  All games are in Canale Arena

OFF-CAMPUS
WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Our neighbors at Lindenwood Christian Church will host the Watoto Children’s Choir on Friday, March 20, performing their new production “Oh, What Love” in Stauffer Hall at 7:00 p.m. Based on the Bible verse, 1 John 3:1, “See what kind of love the father has given us, that
we should be called children of God, and so we are,” the production is a unique worship experience. Underscored with the original sounds and rhythms of Africa, it blends traditional and modern dance. Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease.

Lasallian Collegians: Core Principle for March

For the month of March, Lasallian Collegians want to focus on the core principle of Quality Education. As you know, CBU is a great school providing a top-notch education. Providing a quality education was important to St. John Baptist de La Salle. In order to celebrate and recognize those individuals that have dedicated their lives to providing a quality education to us, the Lasallian Collegians are holding a “Thank You” Letter Writing Campaign (see above in “Events This Week”). Come by Sabbatini Lounge Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday during lunch (11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.) and write a thank you letter to a professor. Letters will be distributed the in the following weeks.

Kudos

Matthew Billings (Civil Engineering ’15) has been accepted as a Lasallian Volunteer for the 2015-16 year, following his graduation in May. Congratulations, Matt!

Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) was named to the All-GSC First Team for the second year in a row. The Capital One Academic All-America Player of the Year averagesd 18.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game for the Bucs. He holds the school record with 199 career steals, ranks sixth with 208 career three-pointers and 15th with 1,462 career points. He ranks sixth in the nation in minutes per game, 16th in three-point percentage, 17th in steals per game, 20th in steals, 71st in points per game, and 74th in three-pointers per game.

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Wesley Goodnight
(Civil Engineering ’02) was recognized as ASCE Featured Engineer by the American Society of Civil Engineers (West TN Branch) and the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council at the 2015 Engineers Week Luncheon on February 25.  Upon graduation from CBU, he became a staff geotechnical project manager for Golder Associates, Inc. in Houston. At Golder, Wesley traveled to several different countries within South and Central America and Africa including Trinidad, Bahamas, Mexico, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon, and Angola, where he was onsite drilling manager in charge of drilling and testing operations during the geotechnical phase for construction of new LNG/LPG plants.  Back to Memphis, he is a project manager in the engineering services division of the EnSafe Inc. where her Wesley now manages UST (petroleum) and Drycleaner (chlorinated solvents) investigation and remediation sites and designs groundwater and soil treatment systems to remediate sites all over the Mid-South. Wesley is the Past-President of the ASCE West TN Branch, and is active within the ASCE TN Section, SAME, MJEC, CANstruction (his favorite), and MathCounts.

Cori Hudlet (Civil Engineering ’15) passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and became an “Engineer Intern” on February 28. Cori is also a member of Tau Beta Pi the engineering honor society.

Lady Buc guard Rachel Lee (Accounting ’18) was named Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week for the final week of the regular season. Lee scored 15 points with four rebounds and two assists against Union University, going 5-of-7 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from three-point range.

Lynda Miller (Biology) recently submitted a final report entitled “Sampling and Assessment of the Habitat and Fish and Macroinvertebrate Communities at Cypress Creek, Shelby and Fayette County, Tennessee” to the State of Tennessee West Tennessee River Basin Authority, the result of a $14,000 grant she received in the fall of 2014.  Austyn Harriman (Ecology ’16) and Daniel Schenck (Ecology ’17) also worked on the project and will be getting credit for their senior research from it and presenting it at the meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science in April at the University of Memphis.

NiedzwiedzFrank Niedzwiedz (Electrical Engineering ’82) was named the 2015 Featured Engineer by IEEE (Memphis Section) and the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council at the 2015 Engineers Week Luncheon on February 25. He is a founding partner of R&N Systems Design, a local consulting firm designing highly integrated security systems in jails, prisons, and courthouses. Frank is licensed as a professional engineer in over 30 states and is active in STEM outreach to elementary students and is the Tournament Director for the First Lego League West Tennessee Championship (fll.memphisfirstteams.org).

Lady Buc guard Breanna Ridgell (Psychology ’15) was named to the All-GSC Second Team. Ridgell averaged 17.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game for the Lady Bucs this season. She broke CBU’s career records with 1,553 points, 610 field goals made, 1,525 field goals attempted, 200 steals and a 78.9 percent free throw percentage. She ranks third in the GSC and 58th in the nation in scoring this season.

Alecia Stewart (Biochemistry ’13) has been accepted into the Master of Biomedical Sciences program at Liberty University for the Fall of 2015, and will start osteopathic medical school there in Fall 2016.

Nikki Story (Natural Science ’14) has been accepted to the Master’s Program in Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She will be starting in January 2016.

CBU’s Epsilon Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi won first place for its outstanding participation in Buck$ 4 Brotherhood, a national fundraiser for Delta Sigma Pi’s scholarship program, at the Fraternity’s annual LEAD Southern Provincial Conference recently in Birmingham. The fundraiser encourages every chapter to collect and donate as many can tabs as possible for every conference as their national community service. All can tabs are later given to Ronald McDonald House Charities which supports families with sick children. Epsilon Psi attained first place for collecting the most can tabs — 39.6 lbs., defeating their closest competitor, the University of Central Florida, by 4 ounces. Epsilon Psi is now collecting tabs for the fall semester and they can be dropped off at the School of Business in the Dean’s Suite (Buckman Hall 334).