Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

Walk/Run for St. Jude

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On September 26, thousands of supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 58 communities will join together for the inaugural St. Jude Walk/ Run to End Childhood Cancer locally presented by First Tennessee Bank to raise funds and awareness in support of the hospital’s mission. Set in the middle of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, this event affords us the opportunity to bring the global St. Jude mission to life for the local Memphis community. This new event provides a unique opportunity to walk and run through the St. Jude campus as well as the beautiful sights and sounds of downtown Memphis. Register your team today at 
stjude.org/walkrun and show Memphis that CBU supports St. Jude!

Youth & Vitality vs. Old Age & Deceit

The 13th Annual CBU School of Sciences Charity Volleyball Game was held on April 9 in Canale Arena to benefit the Church Health Center, presented by Beta Beta Beta and pitting the traditional rival teams of Youth & Vitality (students) against Old Age & Deceit (faculty). The Youth and Vitality team was made up of members of Tri-Beta and SMACS, and other School of Sciences students. Old Age & Deceit was composed of School of Sciences faculty plus a “ringer” from the Behavioral Sciences Department and a certain very highly placed member of the CBU Administration. In the end, the Youth and Vitality of the students won out over the Old Age & Deceit of the faculty. Click on photos in the gallery for larger views. Additional photos are available at the School of Sciences Facebook page.


This Week at CBU

LENTEN OBSERVANCES
Every Friday in Lent: Stations of the Cross with Campus Ministry at De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, 5:30 p.m.
Every Sunday evening: Confessions available in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
This Tuesday, March 24: Members of the CBU community are invited to attend a Lenten Penance Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (1695 Central Avenue).

MENTORSHIP WITH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS:  Big Brothers Big Sisters will be sharing  the importance of mentorship with the CBU community and hosting interviews on campus on Tuesday, March 24 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 112. Mentorship is important in our communities. Children need a positive image to look up to. They need someone to hold them accountable for their actions. Will you be that person? Give the gift of mentorship to a child in need.

I SPEAK FOR MYSELF: As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will host a panel discussion entitled “I Speak for Myself” on the topic of feminism and femininity from the perspective of Muslim women. The discussion will be held in Buckman Hall 358 on March 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m. All members of the CBU Community are welcome!

WHAT “NO” MEANS:  Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Science) will present an engaging discussion on consent, sexual activity, and the dynamics between women and men on March 26 as part of the Women’s History Month Series at CBU. The discussion will take place in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center at 3:30 p.m.

SCIENCE TRIVIA FOR ALL: The Society of Physics Students would like to invite ALL STUDENTS with an interest in SCIENCE and FUN to join an exciting evening of the Third Annual Science Trivia Competition on Thursday, March 26 in Assisi Hall 005, 4:00-6:00 p.m. SPS will be hosting a “Jeopardy-like” trivia night with topics including Biology, Math, Chemistry, Science History, and (of course) Physics. PRIZES will be awarded (including an awesome trophy), and small refreshments will be served. Please feel free to either preassemble a team of three, or just stop by and SPS will put you on a team! If there are any questions, feel free to contact Tiffany Corkran at tcorkran@cbu.edu.

THE MESSAGE SCREENING: As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will screen the The Message in Buckman Hall 358 on March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This 1977 film is a must-see movie depicting the birth of Islam, followed by a discussion with those present.

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FOOD & FAITH LECTURE: Dr. Jennifer Ayres will speak on “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System” in the University Theater on March 26 at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and God’s delight in the nourishment and enlivening of earthly bodies. Each time we share the bread and cup, we testify to God’s presence in the simple acts of eating and drinking together. What does this action mean, however, in the midst of a food system faced with such serious challenges as food insecurity, obstructed access to healthy and affordable food, community instability, environmental degradation, and the disenfranchisement of people? Jennifer Ayres’ research interests include religious environmental education; social activism and religious identity; faith formation in the context of popular culture; and feminist practical theology. She is the author of two books, Waiting for a Glacier to Move: Practicing Social Witness and Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology. Dr. Ayres is is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program at Emory University. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Copies of Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology will be available for purchase at a 10% discount. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith.

CBU’S GOT TALENT: Looking for the next big event on campus?? The Black Student Association will be hosting their annual Talent Show on March 27 in the University Theater, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in Alfonso Dining Hall starting March 2 for only $5. Get yours early because this is one event you don’t want to miss! Do you have a talent? Click here to sign up to perform!

STEEL TOES TO STILETTOS: The Society of Women Engineers is hosting its 4th Annual Steel Toes to Stilettos Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Friday, March 27 at Just For Lunch in Chickasaw Oaks Plaza (3092 Poplar), starting at 6:00 p.m. There will be hors d¹oeuvres, live music, wine tasting and beer tasting. Single tickets are $30, or a pair of tickets are $50. The funds go towards free engineering workshops for high school and middle school girls that SWE offers every semester. The objective of the workshops is to interest more girls in STEM programs. The funds also support travel costs for SWE students attending the national conference, where they learn many skills for the future and are provided a chance to apply for internships—as well as jobs upon graduation. For information on purchasing advance tickets, visit www.steeltoestostilettos.com.

fishfryTKE FISH-FRY & TEETER-TOTTER: Want a great meal… and to help amazing children??  The CBU Community is invited to join Tau Kappa Epsilon on Friday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Buckman Quad for their annual Fish Fry and Teeter-Totter benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta are co-sponsoring the event. Come by to get a plate of fish, hush puppies, fries, slaw, and dessert! Through the generous support of campus partners, TKE is proud to say that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the hospital.
$10.00 for Faculty, staff and other adults
$5.00 for CBU students and kids under 12.
Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon will be visiting faculty and staff offices this week to offer ticket purchases.

CAREER TRANSITIONS WORKSHOP: Learn the ins-and-outs of networking at the Career Transitions Workshop on “Authentic Networking” on Saturday, March 26 in Montesi Executive Center, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Having a network is essential to the success of your career; it’s how most people get jobs in today’s market.  If the process of building your network is uncomfortable — or you just need to strengthen your skills — join certified professional life coach Jen Frank for this workshop on the importance of networking and how to network according to your own style.  We’ll cover networking at events and in one-on-one situations.  In this interactive — and fun — workshop, we’ll do an exercise so that you can create your personal introduction as well as cover informational interviews in depth.  You’ll leave knowing that networking gets easier with practice and with a practical understanding of what you need to do to build your network.  For more information about your workshop leader, see www.jenfrankcoaching.com. This is a free event for all CBU alumni, graduate students, CAPS students, and day seniors, sponsored by CBU Career Services, Graduate Business Programs, and the College of Adult Professional Studies. Please RSVP to career@cbu.edu by Tuesday, March 24. Breakfast will be included.

wing_madnessWING FLING AT THE BUC: It’s March Madness, and that means HOT WINGS AT THE BUC! Watch the Elite Eight on March 26 and 27 in the Buc Galley & Grill and get a 6-Wing Special for only $3.00!! Offer is good from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27.

 

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.