Deliberate Acts of Kindness

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

This Week at CBU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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)
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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.)

This Week at CBU

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.

blue-btAUTISM 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.

ALPHA WEEK: The Nu Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is hosting its Alpha Week 2015 festivities April 7-12. Events will include:
 Tuesday, April 7: “Manly Deeds,” Many only see the undergraduate brothers of fraternities, but what is life like afterwards? Come join the graduate chapter (Alpha Delta Lambda) of Alpha Phi Alpha for mock interviews and workshops on learning how to tie a bow-tie. Alpha Men in and beyond college are men of class and professionalism. St. Joseph Hall 10, 5:06 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8: “The Respect of Womanhood” Women’s Appreciation Dinner. Alpha Men truly understand the value of a woman and their contributions to society as well as our campus. Please join Nu Eta in Sabbatini Lounge at 5:06 pm for guest speaker Pastor Cynthia Buford from Galatians 2:20 Ministries to give empowering words to the audience.
Wednesday, April 8: Miss Black & Gold Interest Meeting, Sabbatini Lounge, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 9: “NHoble Ballot” Voter Registration Drive, Alphonso/Sabbatini Lobby, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 9: “Nhotorious” Party at The Renaissance (1588 Madison), 10:06 p.m. After the BSA Talent Show, do you really want the fun to end? Come out and party it up with the men in black and gold. Tickets will be sold in front of Sabbatini Lounge form 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday. To get tickets outside of this time frame please contact nueta1906@gmail.com or any Alpha Man near you.
Friday, April 10: “PHire Up the Grill” Cookout, Nu Eta’s top-of-the-line chefs will be serving hot dog and burgers straight off the grill at the CBU Gazebo, 11:06 a.m.
Saturday, April 11: “I Can Go to College Too” College Recruitment and ACT Workshop, World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11: “Pitch & Toss” Flag Football, Rose Field at Rhodes College, 2:06 p.m.
Sunday, April 12: Church Service by Br. Anthony Sledge, 11:15 a.m.; “Pastor Appeciation with Br. Anthony Sledge,” 2:30 p.m.; “PHamily Dinner,” 4:06 p.m. All events at St. Paul Baptist Church (2124 East Holmes Rd.)

THE MESSAGE SCREENING: The CBU Muslim Students’ Association will screen Part Two of The Message in Buckman Hall 358 on Wednesday, April 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m. This 1977 film is a must-see movie depicting the birth of Islam. Having seen Part One is not necessary for seeing part two, as there will be a quick recap before showing the second half of the movie.

SUSTAINABILITY YOGA: Celebrate spring with yoga this Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the LLC classroom. Meredith Melvin from Delta Groove Yoga will be assisting. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat — if you don’t have a mat, a bath towel will work just fine)!

DELTA SIG BAKE SALE: Easter break is over and now it’s time to get back to school! Delta Sigma Pi will be hosting a bake sale Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. What better way to get back in the groove of things than to come and enjoy fresh, home-baked brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and Made-In-Heaven Brownies. Come show your support and get a delicious treat!

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION MEETING: Studying abroad is a remarkable opportunity for college students. It’s a chance to not only earn college credit, but to make lifelong friends, strengthen language skills, and see the world from a different perspective. Studying abroad also looks good to prospective employers when seeking a job. Students will develop lifelong skills and grow as a person. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and all interested, come to find out details about what CBU has to offer  at our meeting on April 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Buckman Hall 357. Join us for pizza, cookies, and soft drinks. Meet professors, previous travelers, and ask questions. Travel study trips next year will be SpainFrance, and Belgium. Information on semester destinations in 18 countries across five continents will also be available. Come for a while or just pop in! For more information on studying abroad and upcoming trips, visit www.cbu.edu/studyabroad.

LICHTERMAN NATURE CENTER FIELD TRIP: The Student Sustainability Coalition is sponsoring a Lichterman Nature Center Field Trip this Saturday, April 11. FREE, but the trip is limited to five students! Check out Lichterman’s website and RSVP to Sara Swisher at sswisher@cbu.edu if you are interested.

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.

News at CBU

STEEL TOES TO STILETTOS
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The CBU Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers hosted a very successful ‘Steel Toes to Stilettos” fundraiser on March 27 at Chickasaw Oaks Plaza. The wine-tasting and silent auction raised money to support engineering workshops for high school and middle school girls that SWE offers every semester.

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PRESENTATION
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Colonel Jeffery Anderson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Engineer/Commander, spoke at School of Engineering Lunch & Learn on March 26 about the many rewarding job opportunities available with the Corps for engineering interns and graduates. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, and Parachutist Badge. Colonel Anderson is third from right in the picture above.

TRI-BETA INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS
The Mu Tao Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society welcomes all the new full and associate members who were inducted on March 19. Several parents and other family members were also present to witness the induction, which was followed by refreshments and congratulatory banter and shenanigans.
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New associate members (above) are Andrea Campos, Shamika Sharae Johnson, Eduard Urbina, Devam Zalawadia, Maddie Belou, Marisa Wong, Kelsey Bell, Cailie Mokry, Hailey V. McKinney, Samiha Riyadh Elkhayyat, Christian Lyons, Jessica Fleming, Olivia Evans, Katelyn Wilson, Shantay Moemeke, Parth Thakore, Clare Sauser, Caroline Montague, Jacob Beaty, Elizabeth Virginia Parr, Courtney Alyssa Banks, Hozyer Saeed, Benjamin Kueter, Amber Burse, Joshulun M. C. Taylor, Asia Hubbard, Paula Zeballos, Saehymn Oh, Alexandria Blakemor, Sydney Kermee, Krystal Lugo, and Kiran Ashok.
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Newly inducted full members (above) are Leslie Hogan, Nuti Desai, Thuy-anh Phan, Heer Patel, Patrick Gurley, Austyn Harriman, Faiza Iman Qadir, Nirali Patel, John Butross Jr., Lauren Jeu, Juan Mejia, Saeram OhMegan Huynh, Damini Patrel, Toni Arnise Patrick, Jonah Rendon, Solomon Amori, Teja Williams, Miranda Jai Anderson, Keyara Baltimore, Dustin Higgins, Thu Hien Vo, Kyle Fioranelli, Alma Lindia Godoy, Mariana Tonelli Ricci, Sagar Keriwala, John Richard Gillenwater III, and Kyera Suggs.

Upcoming Events

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.

SOFAPALOOZA: Sofapalooza 2015 is just around the corner! Join CBU SGA in Boshwit Courtyard on Friday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.-midnight for food, music, and fun! Featuring Baby Baby, Fingertrick, as well as local DJ talents. Register for your free student ticket here: www.eventbrite.com/e/sofapalooza-2015-tickets-15889311358

SPRING AKA WEEK: The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host its Spring AKA Week April 19-24. The week’s activities include:

  • 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.

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.

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
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 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.

 

News at CBU

ENGINEERING HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTIONS
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(Civil Engineering ’15), Noah Kelley (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ’15), Kasey Beekman (Mechanical Engineering ’16), Jose Carlos Oliva (Electrical & Computer Engineering ’15), and Philip Loewenberg (Mechanical Engineering ’15) were initiated into Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society. Mr. Gene McGinnis serves as chief faculty advisor for CBU’s TN Delta chapter.

ORDER OF THE ENGINEER 
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Jake Porter (Civil Engineering ’15), Jennifer Loe (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Lauren Harrett (Civil Engineering ’15), Anna Baumheckle (Chemical Engineering ’15), and Patrick McGinnis (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ’15) were among the students initiated into the Order of the Engineer during the Order’s Ring Ceremony on the campus of the University of Memphis. Mr. Gene McGinnis accompanied the CBU engineering students to the ceremony.

TWO PRESIDENTS
LEMOYNECBU President John Smarrelli was a participant in the formal installation ceremony of Dr. Linda LeMura, 14th president of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, on March 20. Dr. Smarrelli was a senior administrator and faculty member at Le Moyne and served as its interim president prior to coming to CBU. Dr. LeMura is the first lay female to serve as president of a Jesuit college or university in the world. She has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Le Moyne since 2007.

SCIENCE TRIVIA WINNERS
SPS-Trivia-Winners[2]The Science Trivia Competition hosted by the Society of Physics Students held on March 26 was a success! Congratulations to Rebekah Herrman, Steven Menezes, and Megan Mosier for winning 1st place, and to the joint team of SPS chapters from Rhodes College and University of Memphis for winning 2nd place! Thank you to Dr. John Varriano for providing snacks, drinks, and challenging and fun questions. Pictured at left are Stephen Menezes and Megan Mosier with the coveted SPS Trivia Trophy.

 

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.

Student Government Elections

Nominations are currently open for SGA elections! Please see the nomination form here! You must submit a nomination form, as well as a 500 word essay by Tuesday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. to be nominated! Essays can be emailed to rmcginn1@cbu.edu. See nomination form for essay details.
For detailed position information, please see the elections page here.
Please note, if nominated, you must attend the following events:
April 9: Campaign Rules Meeting in Student Life Conference Room at 7:00 p.m.
April 14: Campaign Speeches in University Theater at 7:00 p.m.
Online polls open April 15 and run to April 17 at 5:00 p.m.
If you have any questions about the election process, feel free to contact the Head Election Commissioner, Trey McGinnis, at rmcginn1@cbu.edu.

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.

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.

 

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

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.

$200 Same Day Cash Prize!

treasure-map-rotaractAre you looking for extra cash? Wanna have fun in the process? The members of CBU Rotaract are hosting a campus-wide treasure hunt on Thursday April 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. First place gets $200 while second place will rack in $50. Both prizes are same day cash prizes. To participate, you need to fill out the online sign-up sheet by Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. and attend the mandatory orientation meeting on March 26 in Spain Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns please email Savannah Smith at ssmith47@cbu.edu.

Be a Memphis Change Maker

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

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

CBU in the Media

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

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

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.

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GRADUATION FAIR: Graduating students are required to attend this event. Graduates may attend one of the two sessions, 12:00-1:30 p.m. or 4:30-6:30 p.m. Students will receive an email on Monday, March 24 with the links to the two surveys. The average time you will need to set aside for the grad fair is about 30 minutes. Photographers will take cap and gown (loaned for the shoot) photos of graduating students at the Grad Fair. There is no sitting fee and no obligation to purchase. Proofs will be emailed to students within 48 hours of the sitting. Click here for Graduation Requirements! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome Lewis University Students and Staff!

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

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

This Week at CBU

TRAILBLAZERS OF MEMPHIS PROGRAM: CBU’s Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP and the  Black Student Association will host the inaugural Trailblazers of Memphis Gala. The Gala will honor current trailblazers of Memphis speakers from the Memphis area who have devoted their lives to destroying barriers and increasing civil rights for all in their respective fields.  The program will take place in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m., featuring Mr. David Porter from the Stax Museum, Ms. Velma Lois Jones, former TEA President, and former Mayor Willie Herenton. Join this celebration of the contributions that these individuals made to help cultivate the environment that we live in today. For questions, email trailblazersofmemphis@yahoo.com. Click here to RSVP for this event.

ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK
Monday, March 2: Alcohol Informational (Alfonso Foyer, 11:00-1:30) You probably think you know all about alcohol; but some things might still surprise you. Plus, driving impaired can impact many people’s lives. Come hear the story of one such incident from many different perspectives
Tuesday, March 3: Commuter Breakfast (St. Joseph Hall Breezeway, 9:00-10:00 a.m.) After a busy night, sometimes the best thing is to wake up and prepare a quality breakfast. Well we’ve got breakfast covered. Student Life staff will be distributing Chic-Fil-A biscuits. Supplies are limited; one per person.
Wednesday, March 4: Awareness Expo (Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00-1:00) It’s the return of the Awareness Expo and your opportunity to win some FREE GAS CARDS! Come take the beer goggle challenge, play a few rounds of Bei Rut; try your hand at some alcohol trivia; and grab an awesome jello shot as you head out the door.
Thursday, March 5: Mocktails (Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:30-1:00) Get ready for the beach and other spring break destinations with these alcohol-free alternatives. Members of the Student Life staff will prepare these specialty drinks for you; so be sure to drop by.

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.

Upcoming Events

VOLUNTEER FAIR: The CBU Honors Program and Student Government (in conjunction with Career Services) are partnering for CBU’s Volunteer Fair on ThursdayMarch 19 in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This event is intended to promote awareness and establish a connection between CBU students, faculty, and staff and our community’s non-profit organizations. A dozen local agencies will be on-hand to share their indispensable insight regarding all aspects of the admirable works that take place in the Memphis community, as well as educating attendees on how they can get involved.

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

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

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

STEEL TOES TO STILETTOS: The Society of Women Engineers is hosting its 4th Annual Steel Toes to Stilettos Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Friday, March 27 at Just For Lunch in Chickasaw Oaks Plaza (3092 Poplar). There will be hors d¹oeuvres, live music, wine tasting and beer tasting. Single tickets are $30, or a pair of tickets are $50. The funds go towards free engineering workshops for high school and middle school girls that SWE offers every semester. The objective of the workshops is to interest more girls in STEM programs. The funds also support travel costs for SWE students attending the national conference, where they learn many skills for the future and are provided a chance to apply for internships—as well as jobs upon graduation. For information on purchasing advance tickets, email SWE.D055@gmail.com or Gabby Gomez-Pedro at ggomezpe@cbu.edu.

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

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

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

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK (rescheduled): As the closing lecture of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens exhibition “Hail! Britannia!,” Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Wednesday, February 18 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, noon to 1:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.

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