September of Service: Week Two Recap

RaKesha-Gray at Memphis Recovery Center.

RaKesha-Gray (English ’17) at Memphis Recovery Center

In week two of September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds95 volunteers served 247 hours in our community. This gives us a total of 1,005 hours in only two weeks! In 2013 we served a total of 1,725 hours, so we are already closing in!

Last week’s volunteers recycled dozens of computers at De La Salle Blessed Sacrament School, Memphis Recovery Center, organized thousands of children’s books at Faith Christian Academy, hosted the city’s firefighters and other dignitaries at a 9/11 memorial at the Memphis Fire Museum, trimmed vines and bagged leaves at Elmwood Cemetery, worked in the children’s play area at the Cooper Young Festival, and set up for Spooky Nights and Starry Nights at Shelby Farms. 

Join us in Week Three to teach seniors to use computers and smart phones at St. Augustine Catholic Church, do fun store-y things at Habitat for Humanity ReStore (21 spots left), help the horticulturists (what do they do?) at the Memphis Zoo (16 spots left), gather leftover food from the CBU cafeteria and serve it to children at First Works, celebrate Kids’ Day at Ira Samelson Boys and Girls Club, clean up our waterways with the Memphis River Warriors at McKellar Lake  (half a billionty spots left), and clean at Hope Lodge for cancer patients.

Sign up at www.cbu.edu/sos and make some new friends while doing a good deed!

ROGUE SOSing!  Remember, if you can’t join us for one of our scheduled service projects, we welcome you to don your SOS shirt, serve your community (wherever you are in the world), and post your good deed (including a picture) to our Facebook page. Don’t have an SOS shirt? Make a sign! Don’t have a sign? SOS anyway!

Mark your calendar now for our SOS Finale at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening, October 3 in the LLC.

Like CBU’s September of Service on Facebook and sign up for a great S.O.S. event at www.cbu.edu/sos. Or if you just want to buy one of our cool shirts, email Dr. Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu.

This Week at CBU

FLAG FOOTBALL & POWER RANKINGS: Flag Football is back at CBU and Week One is already in the books! See which teams are Number 1 in this week’s Power Rankings at tinyurl.com/cburecreationInterested in playing Flag Football?  It’s not too late to create a team. Please visit CBU Intramurals at www.imleagues.com/cbu.

THEATRE AUDITIONS: Theatre auditions for the Southern farce, Dearly Departed by David Botrelle and Jessie Jones, will be September 15 and September 16 in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m. Not since Steel Magnolias and Greater Tuna has a more colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon line. When the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead in the first scene, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on the tombstone. For more information about the play and rehearsals, contact Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu.

VOTER REGISTRATION: The Student Government Association will be partnering with the Black Student Association, CBU’s Chapter of the NAACP, Hola CBU, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, the gentlemen of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and others to host a campus-wide Voter Registration Drive on Wednesday, September 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This date was chosen as it coincides with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.  Tables will be set up in the foyer of Buckman Hall, at the entrance of Cooper-Wilson Center, and outside of Alfonso Dining Hall. All students are encouraged to stop by during that time to fill out a short voter registration form. Students will be on-hand to assist and, of course, registration is completely free.

Bobby_CarterCONSTITUTION WEEK ADDRESS: CBU’s annual commemoration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution continues! This year we have the honor to host CBU alumnus Judge Bobby Carter of the Shelby County Criminal Court, who will speak about the Constitution in relation to the court system in Spain Auditorium on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. Judge Bobby Carter was elected Judge of Division III in August of 2010 in a special election to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of John P. Colton, Jr. He is currently serving in that capacity. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from CBU in 1977. He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Memphis in 1980. Judge Carter has previous experience in private practice and in the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office. He was an Assistant District Attorney General for 26years prior to his election. He is a member of the Tennessee Trial Judge’s Association, the American Bar Association, and is licensed to practice law in Colorado as well as Tennessee. Everyone is invited for what promises to be a fascinating discussion.

BINGO IN THE BUC: Bingo, drinks, snacks and more in the Buccaneer Gallery & Grill on Friday, September 19 starting at 7:00 p.m.

redpandaINTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY AT THE ZOO: Join the Memphis Zoo in celebrating the 5th International Red Panda Day anniversary on September 20 as an expected 100,000 visitors at more than 40 zoos worldwide and over 1,000 students at schools in five states and abroad help us create as many Red Panda Rangers as possible in a single day! 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu for information. OR click here to register for free tickets! »»

AZD VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Join the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta for their annual Volleyball Tournament to benefit their national philanthropy, Autism Speaks, on Saturday September, 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the sand volleyball court next to Rozier deck.
Teams need a minimum of six players, and there is a $5 entry fee for all players. Sign-ups are at lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall, or with any sorority member, and will run through Friday, September 19. Warning: The championship round will be played with a blacked out net. All are welcome and there will be prizes awarded to the victors!

 

 

RBG Supports CBU Accounting Students with Endowed Scholarship

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Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC proudly announces its continuing commitment to CBU through an expansion of the J. G. Griesbeck Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is transitioning from an annually-funded scholarship to an endowed scholarship over the next few years, working towards a $50,000 endowed scholarship for a student majoring in Accounting in the CBU School of Business. This scholarship is named in honor of Joseph George Griesbeck, a founding partner of the firm, who attended CBC high school on Adams Avenue. This scholarship was originally created in the 1980s and has benefitted CBU accounting students as well the Memphis community since its inception.

Pictured aboveJohn Griesbeck, managing partner at RBG, is joined by President John Smarrelli, Steve Crisman (Senior Vice President for Advancement) and a group of RBG CBU alumni for the official signing ceremony. Standing (l-r) are Lee Griesbeck, Paul Pennebaker, Sheri Campbell, Skeet Haag, Rebecca Jacobs, Kelly Summons, Richard SavioriZach Ogale, Charles Bennett, and Billy Griesbeck.

Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC is a Memphis-based CPA firm with over 98 years of success providing a wide variety of services including tax, accounting, auditing, risk management, and consulting. RBG has strong ties to CBU as a long-standing supporter of students and their success after graduation.

CBU Joins MBGH Culture of Health Initiative

CBU President John Smarrelli Jr. has signed the Memphis Business Group on Health‘s (MBGH) CEO Culture of Health Initiative, committing CBU to promoting and supporting the health of its employees through the University culture, policies, benefits, and programs. Through the Culture of Health Initiative, CBU will actively promote employee health through programs including the American Heart Association’s Fit Friendly Business, the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, and/or the Wellness Councils of America. Culture of Health organizations are also encouraged to participate in the Common Table Health Alliance’s Million Calorie Reduction Match program by adopting at least one healthy eating or physical activity policy.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: Learn everything from how to give a professional handshake, to how to type professional emails, and everything in between.  First 25 registrants received a free business card holder! RSVP no later than September 12. Tuesday, September 16. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Montesi Executive Center, Buckman Hall.

MOCK INTERVIEW DAY: Sign up for a practice interview with a recruiter who typically hires CBU students on Wednesday, September 17. This is a great way to fine-tune your interviewing skills. Reserve your interview time through your CareerLinX account by September 15.

STEM SHOWCASE CAREER EXPO: All students and alumni in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math majors are strongly encouraged to attend this event. Companies seeking STEM students for full-time jobs, internships and co-ops will be present to share information with you. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.  RSVP to attend. Thursday, September 18. 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Montesi Executive Center, Buckman Hall.

NEXT WEEK
PRACTICE TEST DRIVE: Take a retired version of a graduate school entrance exam of your choice (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, PCAT, DAT). It’s scored just like the real thing, and you get to keep your test booklet as a study guide! $5.00 payable on test day — Tuesday, September 23 in Buckman Hall 207, 2:00-5:00 p.m.  Advanced sign up is required by September 18 thru your CareerLinX account.  RSVP

GRADUATE SCHOOL EXPO: More than 50 graduate programs from across the country will be in attendance on Thursday, September 25 in Canale Arena, 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Any students or alumni who are considering graduate school are strongly encouraged to attend!  Check the Career Directions bulletin for the current list of programs scheduled to attend.

Kudos

The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer soccer forward Brendan Bennett (Business Administration ’18) as the conference’s first-ever Freshman of the Week after his performance in the Bucs’ 2-1 overtime win at Bethel University on September 4. Bennett scored the Bucs’ first goal of the season in the 55th minute against Bethel, and he assisted on the game-winning goal.

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CBU’s CMBA Capstone class partnered with the Forrest Spence Fund to serve dinner at Le Bonheur on September 11. The Forrest Spence Fund is a local, non-profit organization that provides multiple services to families affected by childhood illness and injury.  Brittany and David Spence, executive director and president of the Forrest Spence Fund, were also in attendance to provide encouragement, counseling, and fellowship to attendees.  The class of 16 graduate students, along with Professor Jenny Cowell, helped prepare for the event and served over 150 people on site that evening. Following dinner, the class toured Le Bonheur and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. To learn how you can help further the mission of the Forrest Spence Fund, please visit forrestspencefund.org.

News at CBU

(l-r) Brother Ernest Miller, Mallory Harvey, Shanice Oliver, benefactors Joyce Mollerup and Robert Buckman, Ronald Fotso, Lauren Harrett, JD Wolfe, Dr. Tracie Burke, and Dr. John Smarrelli

(l-r) Brother Ernest Miller, Mallory Harvey, Shanice Oliver, benefactors Joyce Mollerup and Robert Buckman, Ronald Fotso, Lauren Harrett, JD Wolfe, Dr. Tracie Burke, and Dr. John Smarrelli

CBU Inducts Lasallian Fellows Class of 2015: CBU officially conferred the 2015 CBU Lasallian Fellowships at a dinner for the honorees and their families and friends on September 11. Ronald Fotso,Lauren HarrettMallory HarveyShanice Oliver and John David “JD” Wolfe were officially inducted as the CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2015, the highest student honor. Guest speaker at the Awards Dinner was Brother Ernest Miller, who spoke on the intersection of Lasallian education and the promotion of justice.

CBU Lasallian Fellowships are presented annually to five members of the senior class based upon the reflection of Lasallian values in their scholarship, leadership and service. Each student was nominated by a member of the CBU faculty or staff because of academic excellence, commitment to social justice, the active nature of his/her faith, and an inspired approach to change-making. Upon graduation, the Fellows will be awarded $5,000 as a means of perpetuating their work in the community. The Fellowships are made possible through the creative generosity of benefactors Joyce Mollerup and Robert Buckman.
                                                                                       

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CBU President John Smarrelli is pictured here with George P. Bush, grandson of 41st president George H.W. Bush, nephew of 43rd president George W. Bush, and oldest child of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Bush was the speaker at Latino Memphis’ inaugural Leadership Luncheon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis on September 9. CBU was a sponsor of the luncheon, which drew an overflow crowd of 440 people.

                                                                                         

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Dr. Smarrelli
 also participated in a town hall meeting at Cornerstone Prep Elementary School that featured Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (pictured above) on September 10. Duncan some to the audience at the Binghampton school about education reform in Tennessee’s Innovation Zone and Achievement School District schools. After his appearance at Cornerstone, Duncan met with a small group of Memphis educators, including Dr. Smarrelli.

CBU in the News

Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. (CBU President) and Dr. David Rudd (University of Memphis President) co-authored a guest column in the September 13 edition of The Commercial Appeal entitled “U of M, CBU focus on student retention.” The column deals with efforts at both universities to improve retention via advising, course redesign, hybrid-online coursework, career services and other means. It also expresses support for the Governor’s Drive to 55 initiative and announces the development of collaborative programs between CBU and U of M. (For those without online subscriptions to the CA, click here for a PDF of the column.)

Alumni & Family Weekend

It is almost that time again to celebrate with our Alumni & Family Weekend! Mark your calendars for October 3-4 and plan to have a fun-filled weekend! From a concert, to a cook-out, to tailgating and reconnecting with classmates, this is one weekend at CBU that you can’t miss! Alumni Weekend takes place simultaneously with Family Weekend and offers a unique opportunity for the entire CBU family to come together and share our points of pride through an exciting selection of collaborative programming.

WEEKEND EVENTS WILL INCLUDE:

  • 10th Annual International Festival of Hops: This is CBU’s 10th annual beer tasting, featuring an assortment of your favorite brew from the US, Germany, France, Italy and England! Burgers, beer, and live music! Friday, October 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Nolan Field.
  • Campus Tours: See what’s new and upcoming on the CBU campus on a tour led by student President’s Ambassadors. Saturday, October 4, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Cooper Wilson Center for Life Sciences.
  • President’s Brunch: Chat with President John Smarrelli, Athletic Director Brian Summers, and Frank Buscher, VP of Academics & Student Life, over brunch and discuss the University’s current and future state of affairs. Saturday, October 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall.
  • Divine Voices Gospel Choir Concert: CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir will present their first concert of the semester as a part of Alumni & Family Weekend. Don’t miss it — they’re great! Saturday, October 4, 2014, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the University Theater.
  • Levitt Shell Concert with Paul Thorn: CBU is sponsoring the Saturday night concert by Paul Thorn at the Shell, and all of our Alumni & Family Weekend attendees are invited to enjoy the concert in the VIP tent! Saturday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park.
  • AND MORE!!!

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE »»

Upcoming Events

YOUR PATH TO WELLNESS: Trainer Heather Jordan will speak on personal motivation for exercise and nutrition on Tuesday, September 23 in the Wilson Family Commons in the Living Learning Center, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Exercise and nutrition are both good for your brain, and both contribute to better academic performance. Learn to utilize nutrition, fitness, and time management to reach life goals and fuel passion and purpose. Dinner will be served. If you are interested, please go HERE to RSVP.

ALUMNI TRIVIA NIGHT: It’s time for our Semi-Annual Alumni Trivia Night with Brother Ignatius Brown! Friday, September 26, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Pre-register your team on or before September 24 for $15 per person. After September 24, registration is $20 per person — CBU students can register for $5 per person. BYOB/BYOF (food and drink). Free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available. Teams are comprised of 6 to 8 people. More info and registration »»

MILLION CALORIE BURN 5K: Mayor AC Wharton’s Commitment to Fitness Million Calorie Burn 5K will be held on September 27, beginning at Highpoint Church with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. This family fun run will benefit the Common Table Health Initiative‘s fight against childhood and family obesity in Memphis, and will feature a post-race awards ceremony with live music and food. Register online here »»

CBU GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE @ MID-SOUTH PRIDE PARADE: Do you have a LOT of Buccaneer Pride? Do you have LGBT or Straight Ally Pride too? Then join CBU’s Gay Straight Alliance in the annual Mid-South Pride Parade on Saturday, September 27 at Robert Church Park (4th and Beale St.), 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sign up to march in the parade by emailing your GSA President at aswims@cbu.edu.

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THE CANNON BALL CONCERT: 
CBU’s first Cannon Ball is a concert event featuring country music star Ben Bradford and local rock group Fingertrick. Open to CBU students and high-school seniors. The Cannon Ball will also host several local food trucks! Saturday, September 27, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Nolan Field and the Gazebo area.

renee-emersonPOETRY READING: Renee Emerson, author of the poetry collection Keeping Me Still, will read from her poetry on Tuesday, October 7, at 2:00 p.m. in the Wilson Family Commons in the Living Learning Center. Emerson received her M.F.A. from Boston University, where she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize in 2009. Previous publications include three chapbooks: Something Like Flight (Sargent Press), The Whitest Sheets (Maverick Duck Press), and Where Nothing Can Grow (Batcat Press). Her poetry has been published in Christianity and LiteratureBoxcar Poetry ReviewIndiana ReviewRock and Sling32 Poems and others, and she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. Emerson teaches creative writing and composition at Shorter University, in Rome, GA.


HUMANS VS. ZOMBIES: Student Life is hosting a Humans vs. Zombies game at CBU from Thursday, October 9 until Monday, October 13. Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is a game of tag played at schools, camps, neighborhoods, military bases, and conventions across the world. Human players must remain vigilant and defend themselves to avoid being tagged by a growing zombie horde. More info at humansvszombies.org. The basic premise of the CBU game is that students are trying to avoid being tagged by other students (zombies) and to survive the apocalypse. This year’s game features a team component, epic missions and assignments and bandanas and socks galore. Sign up online at www.hvzsource.com/cbu. Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu for more info.

CORN MAZE AND SPOOKY TRAIL: Sign up now for a ticket to the Agricenter Corn Maze OR Shelby Farm’s Spooky Trail on Saturday, October 11. The Corn Maze is an 8-acre puzzle of twists and turns and some dead ends! It¹s all carved into stalks of corn that tower over your head, offering an experience that is fun for kids from 2 to 92! The Spooky Trail is the only haunted trail in Memphis at Spooky Nights at Shelby Farms with a half mile full of scares. Sign up online TODAY at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (2-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/13: Bucs 6, Lindenwood 0 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (3-0. 0-0 GSC)
09/12: Lady Bucs 1, Harding 0 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (3-4, 2-1 GSC)
09/09: Lady Bucs 0, North Alabama (at Florence, AL)
09/12: Lady Bucs 3, West Georgia 0 (at Canale Arena)
09/13: Lady Bucs 3West Alabama 0 (at Canale Arena)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
09/13: UAH Earl Jacoby Memorial (at New Market, AL) Bucs 9th of 11 teams; Shelley Deharte led the Bucs (42nd of 111 runners; 27:56.7); Lady Bucs 10th of 13 teams; Abby Moore led the Lady Bucs (9th of 110 runners; 19:21.2)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER
09/16: Union University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/18: Rhodes College (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
09/16: Lyon University (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
09/19: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 3:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
09/16: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
09/19: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 6:00 p.m.)
09/20: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 12:00 p.m.)

September of Service: Week One Recap!

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Holy cow!
 157 members of the CBU community have already served 758 hours in the first week of September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds.
Compare this to 101 SOSers and 450 hours last year at this time – wowza, what an improvement! Overall in 2013, 291 volunteers worked 1725 hours, so we are on pace for a record year. Way to go, CBU! And we have some big events coming up (can you say “McKellar Lake” on September 20, with a “billionty” volunteer spots?).

Last week we made PBJs at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, cleaned up around Caritas Village and the Community of St. Therese of Liseaux, gleaned food for the hungry with the Society of St. Andrew, helped prepare for 10,000 homeless individuals to get assistance from Convoy of Hope, set up for the Bike MS FedEx Rock-N-Roll Ride, and threw color on runners at the Color Run, benefitting DeNeuville Learning Center.

This week we will serve at De La Salle Blessed Sacrament School, Memphis Recovery Center, Faith Christian Academy, the traveling 9/11 exhibit, Elmwood Cemetery (just added), the Cooper Young Festival, and Shelby Farms. Sign up at www.cbu.edu/sos and make some new friends while doing a good deed!

ROGUE SOSing!  Remember, if you can’t join us for one of our scheduled service projects, we welcome you to don your SOS shirt, serve your community (wherever you are in the world), and post your good deed (including a picture) to our Facebook page. Don’t have an SOS shirt? Make a sign! Don’t have a sign? SOS anyway!!!!

Mark your calendar now for our SOS Finale on Friday evening, October 3 in the LLC.

Like CBU’s September of Service on Facebook and sign up for a great S.O.S. event at www.cbu.edu/sos. Or if you just want to buy one of our cool shirts, email Dr. Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu.

CBU Chapter of NAACP Chartered

Gloria Sweet Love, president of the Tennessee NAACP, presents the charter to CBU chapter president Taylor Flake.

Gloria Sweet Love, president of the Tennessee NAACP, presents the charter to CBU chapter president Taylor Flake.

CBU made history among Lasallian institutions by becoming the first to incorporate a student chapter of the NAACP in a chartering ceremony on September 4. The ceremony featured addresses by Pastor Keith Norman, president of the Memphis Branch of the NAACP and CBU trustee, and Gloria Sweet Love, president of the Tennessee NAACAP, as well as CBU President John Smarrelli Jr. and chapter advisor Dr. Jeffrey Gross, and performances by the Divine Voices, Michael MacMiller (Psychology ’15), and Kierra Turner (Accounting ’16). 

Other local dignitaries in attendance included State Representative Johnnie Turner, District Attorney Amy Weirich, and Jesse Turner Jr., the first African-American student admitted to a white high school in Memphis (Christian Brothers High School when it shared the campus with CBU) and a national board member of the NAACP.

“We began this process last September, and we received approval from the national chapter of the NAACP in July. I am extremely excited about everything coming together,” said chapter president Taylor Flake (History ’17). “It is our mission to keep our Lasallian values first and foremost as we actively and effectively advocate for social justice within both our CBU community and the greater Memphis community.”

Additional photos from the ceremony are available on the CBU Flickr site »»

 

Graduation Meetings

Do you plan to graduate in December 2014, May 2015 or August 2015? Then you need to attend one of these important meetings! Critical information about graduation (cap and gown, degree audit process, etc.) will be provided by the Registrar’s Office.  Representatives from Student Life and the Career Center will also be at the meetings to speak briefly about commencement and your completion year job search.

  • Tuesday, September 9 at 12:30 or 5:00 p.m. in the University Theater
  • Wednesday, September 10 at 12:15 or 5:00 p.m. in the University Theater

IMPORTANT DATES FOR FILING YOUR “INTENT TO GRADUATE” APPLICATION

 

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
CAREER POWER HOUR:
 
Never crafted a resume before?  Have one you need to fine-tune?  Then join us for this informative workshop on Tuesday, September 9, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Buckman 112. RSVP to attend.

ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSIONS: Interested in enrolling in an academic internship for Spring 2015? You need to come by Career Services on September 10 to learn more about how you can get one, and what sites are available.  Thirty-minute meetings will be held every half hour from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. You only need to attend one session. All sessions take place in Buckman 207. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Sedgwick, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  RSVP by September 10. Open to all interested students; company has a particular interest in recruiting seniors in Computer Science, MIS/ITM, Electrical Engineering, Math, and related technology areas. Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

And mark your calendars for:
PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: Learn everything from how to give a professional handshake, to how to type professional emails, and everything in between.  First 25 registrants received a free business card holder! RSVP no later than September 12. Tuesday, September 16. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Montesi Executive Center, Buckman Hall.

MOCK INTERVIEW DAY: Sign up for a practice interview with a recruiter who typically hires CBU students on Wednesday, September 17. This is a great way to fine-tune your interviewing skills. Reserve your interview time through your CareerLinX account by September 15.

STEM SHOWCASE CAREER EXPO: All students and alumni in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math majors are strongly encouraged to attend this event. Companies seeking STEM students for full-time jobs, internships and co-ops will be present to share information with you. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.  RSVP to attend. Thursday, September 18. 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Montesi Executive Center, Buckman Hall.

CBU in the News

The Commercial Appeal published an article entitled “Christian Brothers High in Memphis sets $25 million goal” on September 7 which covers the CBHS campaign to launch a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM) training ground in conjunction with CBU. CBHS and CBU will also be offering graduate-level STEM certification for local K-12 teachers who may not have been math or science majors in college. (For those who do not have an online subscription for The Commercial Appeal, click here for a PDF of the article. There is also more information on the STEMM CoLab at stemmcolab.com.)

Cooper Young Festival

The Cooper-Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper Young Business Association, is Memphis’ most anticipated outdoor celebration. Held in Memphis’ largest historic district, the Cooper-Young Festival is scheduled for September 13, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In its 27th year, this event has grown tremendously and is one of Memphis’ most highly attended festivals. This year, over 130,000 guests will enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 425 artisans from around the country. The Cooper Young Festival is a true celebration of the arts, people, culture, and Memphis heritage. While you are here, be sure to stroll our historic neighborhood which was recently named “One of the Top 10 Neighborhoods in America” by the American Planning Association.

Experience the music of local Memphis bands playing original tunes on three stages. On the Main Stage, Cory Branan is this year’s headliner along with other popular Memphis musicians like Marcella Simian, Candace Ashir, James and the Ultrasounds, Mighty Souls Brass Band, Darrel Petties and Devil Train.

On the Memphis Grizzlies Stage, listen to your favorite garage punk bands with a lineup by Goner Records that will make you scream. Be sure to catch Subtractions, Talbot Adams, Nots, Mark Edgar Stuart and the Manatees performing at 4:30 p.m.

The School of Rock Stage is located in the First Congo parking lot. School of Rock students will be performing from noon until 5:00 p.m.  Go listen to a tribute to U2, some indie rock and more by these talented young people.

CBU is a proud sponsor of the Cooper Young Festival! (If the video above doesn’t play or appear in your email or on your portable device, please click here »»)

Kudos

conway-luttrellKaren Conway Barnett (Dean of Students), pictured at left with Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell,  gave a presentation entitled “Helping Students With Disabilities Transition to College” at the 2014 West Tennessee Multicultural Special Education and Post-Secondary Transition Institute on September 6.

Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11, Catholic Studies ’17) published an article entitled, “He visto la faz de Dios” in the September issue of La Palabra Entre Nosotros.

 

News at CBU

Royal Group Joins CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium
The Royal Group of Cicero, IL has joined the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium. The company started as a pallet and wooden box manufacturer in the early 1900s. It has grown into one of the largest independent manufacturers of corrugated products and distributors of packaging suppliers in the world. It has facilities in Addison (IL), Elkhorn (WI), Halls (TN), Marion (OH), Montpelier (IN), Greenfield (IN), Huntington (IN), Seymour (IN), Holland (MI), Hamilton (NJ), Cumberland (RI), Bethel (NC), Dalton (GA), and Lakeland (FL). For more information about the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium, please visit cbu.edu/packaging/healthcare.html.

Financial Aid Reform Roundtable Forum
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CBU President John Smarrelli and John Lewis, CBU Director of Financial Aid, attended a forum hosted by Senator Lamar Alexander (pictured above with Dr. Smarrelli) in Memphis on September 4. Senator Alexander has proposed a bill, called the Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency (FAST) Act, that he claims would simplify the federal financial aid process. The bill would eliminate the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) and streamline the federal grant and loan programs, among other changes. More information on the proposed legislation »»

CBU Nursing Program Hosts Local Authors/Executives

Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., Lucy Shaw, Dr. Jan Young, and Dr. Peggy Veeser (Nursing Program Director)

Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., Lucy Shaw, Dr. Jan Young, and Dr. Peggy Veeser (Nursing Program Director)

Lucy Shaw and Dr. Jan Young, co-authors of Bridges to Health and Healthcare (aha! Process, Inc., 2014) were guests of the CBU Nursing Program for the orientation of its new cohort on August 27. Ms. Shaw is the former president and CEO of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis and consultant. Dr. Young is executive director of the Assisi Foundation of Memphis, a major general in the Air National Guard, and holds a Doctorate of Nursing Science.

Upcoming Events

THEATRE AUDITIONS: Theatre auditions for the Southern farce, Dearly Departed by David Botrelle and Jessie Jones, will be September 15 and September 16 in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m. Not since Steel Magnolias and Greater Tuna has a more colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon line. When the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead in the first scene, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on the tombstone. For more information about the play and rehearsals, contact Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu.

BINGO IN THE BUC: Bingo, drinks, snacks and more in the Buccaneer Gallery & Grill on Friday, September 19 starting at 7:00 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY AT THE ZOO: Join the Memphis Zoo in celebrating the 5th International Red Panda Day anniversary on September 20 as an expected 100,000 visitors at more than 40 zoos worldwide and over 1,000 students at schools in five states and abroad help us create as many Red Panda Rangers as possible in a single day! 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu for information. OR click here to register for free tickets! »»

ALUMNI TRIVIA NIGHT: It’s time for our Semi-Annual Alumni Trivia Night with Brother Ignatius Brown! Friday, September 26, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Pre-register your team on or before September 24 for $15 per person. After September 24, registration is $20 per person — CBU students can register for $5 per person. BYOB/BYOF (food and drink). Free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available. Teams are comprised of 6 to 8 people. More info and registration »»

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT THE ORPHEUM: Join Student Life to view this timeless musical on September 27 with production overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” is being hailed as “bigger and better than ever before.” Saturday Matinee Performance at 2:00 p.m. Limited availability – 20 free tickets! SOLD OUT!

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THE CANNON BALL CONCERT: 
CBU’s first Cannon Ball is a concert event featuring country music star Ben Bradford and local rock group Fingertrick. Open to CBU students and high-school seniors. The Cannon Ball will also host several local food trucks! Saturday, September 27, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Nolan Field and the Gazebo area. 

KATY PERRY CONCERT: The Prismatic World Tour is the third concert tour by American singer Katy Perry, in support of her fourth studio album, Prism. Join your CBU friends at the FedEx Forum for a spectacular show that  is designed to be a “multi-faceted spectacular” and will include a special standing pit around the stage called “The Reflection Section” that will allow Katy to be “closer than ever to her fans. Sunday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT!

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (1-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/04: Bucs 2, Bethel 1 (OT; at McKenzie, TN)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (2-0. 0-0 GSC)
09/04: Lady Bucs 2, Young Harris 0 (at Young Harris, GA)
09/06: Lady Bucs 3, Clayton State 2 (at Morrow, GA)
VOLLEYBALL (1-3, 0-0 GSC)
09/05: Lady Bucs 3, Alderson Broaddus 0  (at Canale Arena)
09/05: Lady Bucs 1Drury 3 (at Canale Arena)
09/06: Lady Bucs 0Lindenwood 3 (at Canale Arena)
09/06: Lady Bucs 0Harding 3 (at Canale Arena)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER
09/11: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 7:00 p.m.)
09/13: Lindenwood University (Signaigo Field; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
09/09: Rhodes College (Signaigo Field; 6:00 p.m.)
09/12: Harding University (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
09/09: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 7:00 p.m.)
09/12: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 6:00 p.m.)
09/13: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
09/13: University of Alabama-Huntsville Earl Jacoby Memorial (New Market, AL: 9:00 a.m.)

CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2015

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The CBU Lasallian Fellows: Ronald Fotso, Shanice Oliver, Mallory Harvey, fellowship donors Robert Buckman and Joyce Mollerup, Lauren Harrett, and JD Wolfe

CBU has named Ronald Fotso (Computer Science ’15), Lauren Harrett (Civil Engineering ’15), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’15), Shanice Oliver (Marketing ’15) and JD Wolfe (Biochemistry ’15) as its 2015 Class of CBU Lasallian Fellows. The 2015 Fellows were introduced to the CBU Community at the Academic Convocation on August 28 and will be formally inducted in a special  Awards Dinner on September 11.

CBU Lasallian Fellowships are presented annually to five members of the senior class based upon the reflection of Lasallian values in their scholarship, leadership, and service. Each student was nominated by a member of the CBU faculty or staff because of academic excellence, commitment to social justice, the active nature of his or her faith, and an inspired approach to change-making.

Upon graduation, the Fellows will be awarded $5,000 as a means of perpetuating their work in the community. The Fellowships are made possible through the creative generosity of Joyce Mollerup and Robert Buckman.

September of Service: Week One!

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WOW! What a kickoff, CBU!
We already have 279 of our September of Service spots filled! Now, let’s “CBU up” to fill the other 800 or so — sign up here: www.cbu.edu/sos.

To kick off our month of service, our first volunteers woke up early on Labor Day morning and headed out to St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen to help them prepare sandwiches, serve their guests with a meal, sort clothes, and more!

Here’s this week’s schedule — there are slots open, so sign-up to help out with:

Tuesday 4:00-6:00 Help build (and clean) community at Caritas Village (14 spots left). Caritas Village uses art, music, hospitality, theatre, classes, and connections to creatively join people together in common goals from many different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Village interfaces directly with the surrounding community and creates jobs, provides experiential training, facilitates affordable and nutritious meals, and provides an outlet for creativity.
Wednesday 11:30-2:00 Cross East Parkway with us to help victims of human trafficking at St. Therese of Lisieux Community (9 spots). The Community is a two-year residential program for women who have survived abuse, trafficking, life on the streets, addiction, and prostitution.
Thursday 9:15-noon Help end hunger with The Society of St. Andrew (13 spots). The Society is a national nonprofit hunger-relief ministry that rescues 25-30 million pounds of fresh, nutritious, excess produce each year that would otherwise go to waste. This food is then distributed to critical feeding agencies across the country at no cost to the agencies or the hungry people they serve.
Friday 12:30-4:00 Help homeless persons get needed resources at Convoy of Hope (right across from CBU) (44 spots). Convoy of Hope serves their guests of honor by providing them with free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, meals, and much more.. Hope Starts Here.
Saturday 6:30-1:00 Get up early and serve at Bike MS to help raise funds to fight Multiple Sclerosis (27 spots). The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

The Color Run on Sunday 5:30 a.m. to noon is also still in need. We have about 100 spots left.

Go to the September of Service page at www.cbu.edu/sos and sign up for our events. (And be sure to like SOS at facebook.com/septemberofservice.)

This Week at CBU

FLAG FOOTBALL PRESEASON: Registration is now open online for the 2014 Intramural Flag Football season!  Sign up online at imleagues.com/cbu now as an individual or as a team to compete for the coveted Intramural Championship Shirt. Games will be held at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center and the Liberty Bowl soccer fields. Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu for any questions. Pre-season starts September 2, so sign up today!

MEET THE ACCOUNTING FIRMS: Accounting and Finance students, attend Meet the Firms on Tuesday, September 2 to meet with representatives from local and national Accounting/Finance Firms in order to obtain information on internships and jobs. 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall). Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

PRE-LAW SOCIETY MEETING: A meeting of the Pre-Law Society will be held Wednesday, September 3 at 2:10 p.m. in Buckman Hall 101. This meeting is for all students who are a part of the pre-law group and those who are interested in pre-law. Discussion will also be open regarding pre-law sponsored events such as the Mock Trial and Constitution Day.

NAACP CHARTERING CEREMONY:  CBU’s Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP will hold a Chartering Ceremony on September 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Theater. CBU is the FIRST Lasallian University to have its own chapter of the NAACP and there has not been a chapter of the NAACP installed in the state of Tennessee in years —  so join the CBU Chapter as it makes history! More info »»

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Attend Pizza & Professionals on September 4 in order to learn about job and internship opportunities from a local employer. Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS: CBU will have cheerleaders for the first time in many years! Look for a table at the Involvement Fair this week! Tryouts will begin Friday, September 5, 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the Kroc Center in the indoor soccer arena. This will be a clinic time where the cheer, dance, and jumps will be taught. On Saturday, September 6, 10:00-12:00, there will be a review of the information that has been taught and tryouts will be held that evening 5:00-8:00 p.m. (all at the Kroc Center). Please contact Kenzie Bergloff at hberglof@cbu.edu with any questions.

marypoppinsMARY POPPINS AT PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE: Saturday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. Sign up online now for limited tickets to see Mary Poppins at Playhouse on the Square at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips. The consummate Disney production features the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage-craft to make it everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show. Tickets are limited! Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu with any questions.

FACE IT MEMPHIS!  An exhibition of photographic portraits entitled “Face It Memphis!” is in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery through October 2, 2104. The exhibition of portraits by Memphis Camera Club members contains 106 photographs. Artists represented in “Face It Memphis!” are Beth Behm, Bill Belus, Steve Copen, Paula Cravens, Saj Crone, Beverly Hammond, Saji Madapat, Patty McLaughlin, Becky Ross, McRae, Mike Neal, Paul Nolte, Patricia Possel, Tom Richey, Uttam Shah, Patti Smith, Rog Spahr, Quinn Strother, Mary Stubbs, and Joe Sullivan. More information is available at www.cbu.edu/gallery.

PROCESSING THE IDEAL: Nick Peña, Associate Professor of Art at CBU, is exhibiting his paintings at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens through October 5. The exhibition, titled “Processing the Ideal,” features large-scale paint­ings that re-visualize perceptions of the “American Dream” and the effects that pursuit has on our environment. Many of Peña’s paintings begin with personal nostalgia and culminate in serious, social, or polit­ical inquiries. He considers both changing social norms and the physical appearance of the American landscape in his work. “Processing the Ideal” presents an interesting conundrum and questions if the ground that we live upon is both physically and ideologically solid. More information at CBU News Center or at www.dixon.org.

Faculty News & Awards

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Dr. John Ventura
 (Electrical & Computer Engineering) was honored with the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award at the CBU Academic Convocation on August 28. The award — the highest presented by the University to faculty or staff — annually honors a CBU educator, nominated by his/her peers, who exemplifies the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle in the 21st century. Recipients must have been a Lasallian educator for at least five years, be actively involved in fostering the mission of Lasallian education, exemplify in his/her life the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the Lasallian tradition. Dr. Ventura is pictured above (center) with Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut, Director of Mission, and President John Smarrelli.

Other awards presented at the Convocation included:
Dr. Kathleen Sauser (Biology) was honored with the Dr. Marguerite Cooper School of Sciences Faculty Award.
Dr. Bevalee Vitali (Management/Marketing/Economics) was awarded the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.
Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical & Computer Engineering) was awarded the Outstanding New Academic Advisor Award.

Endowed Faculty Chairs were awarded to:
 The Harry B. Solmson Chair Of Business Administration was awarded to Dr. James Allen (Management/Marketing/Economics).
 The Morrie A. & Lillian Moss Chair In Accounting was awarded to Dr. Jennifer Weske (Accounting).
 The Harold R. Krelstein Chair In Performing Arts & Communications was awarded to Nick Peña (Visual & Performing Arts).
 The Dr. John J. Shea Chair In Science & Mathematics was awarded to Dr. John Varriano (Physics & Natural Science).
 The Brother Bernard LoCoco Presidential Chair was awarded to Dr. Mark Scott (Physician Assistant Studies).
 The J. Everett Pidgeon Chair was awarded to Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering).

The following faculty members were granted tenure or received promotions for the 2014-15 academic year:
Dr. James Allen (Management/Marketing/Economics) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Dr. Wendy Ashcroft (Education) has been granted tenure.
Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical & Computer Engineering) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Dr. Bert Fulmer (Religion & Philosophy) has been granted tenure.
Dr. Karen Golightly (Literature & Languages) has been granted tenure.
Dr. Andrew Morgret (Accounting) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Dr. Clayann Panetta (Literature & Languages) has been promoted to the rank of Professor.
Nick Peña (Visual & Performing Arts) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Dr. Kathleen Sauser (Biology) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Dr. Sue Trzynka (Nursing) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Dr. John Ventura (Electrical & Computer Engineering) has been promoted to the rank of Professor.
Dr. John Young (Chemistry) has been granted tenure.

Student Awards

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CARLS OF THE YEAR: John Dawson (Business Administration ’16) was named Rookie CARL of the Year, and Ashley Williams (Liberal Studies ’15) was named CARL of the Year. Pictured above with Dr. Kelli Hefner, Dean of Academic Services, and President John Smarrelli.

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CBU SPIRIT AWARDS: The CBU Spirit Awards were presented to Taylor Flake (History ’17) and Kierra Turner (Accounting ’17), pictured above with Dr. Tim Doyle, Associate VP for Student Life, and President Smarrelli. Not pictured is award recipient Becky Waufford (Mechanical Engineering ’16).

Kudos

heartrateDr. Chad Baker (Electrical & Computer Engineering, Emeritus) recently took first place in the “Tour de Midtown,” a competition at the InsideOut Life Gym that replicates the actual Tour de France bicycle race on stationary spin bikes. When the riders were on hills, participants cranked up the resistance on the wheels of their spin bikes. Very few days were on the flats and those days were combinations of mad dashes with varying resistances. Over 50 gym members participated in the competition, and the participants rode over 250 miles in 21 days. Dr. Baker won 8 of the 21 stages and over $600 in prizes. The picture at left is his heart rate for the final class, the ride to Paris.

An article in the August 7 edition of the Wall Street Journal entitled “A Plan to Rescue an Underfunded Insurance Policy” featured Jay Healy (MBA ’11). Jay is president of Century Wealth Management.

Kyle Johnson (Sport Management ’14) is a first-year law student at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Karl Leib (History & Political Science) had an article published in Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide to Issues and Controversies (CQ Press, 2014).The article is entitled “The International Space Station.”

Latoria Lewis (History ’11) is a first-year law student at Faulkner University School of Law in Montgomery, AL.

Dr. James Moore (Biology) and Shane Hanlon have been awarded a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Grant for a project entitled “Ranavirus monitoring at Big Lake NWR and Wapanocca NWR with Analysis of Agriculture Induced Aquatic Contamination as a Predictor for Disease Dynamics.” The grant was funded for $16,500 with possibility of renewal.

Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe-Basogain (Electrical & Computer Engineering) has published Hello Scratch, a book on the interactive programming language and its use in K-12 education.

Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering) is one of the editors of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering: New Materials and Developed Components (CRC Press).

Brother Edward Salgado (Biology, Emeritus) coauthored an article entitled “Proposal to reject the name Trichomanes adiantoides (Aspleniaceae)” that is published in the August 2014 issue of Taxon, the bi-monthly journal of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy.

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Dr. Stan Eisen
 (Biology) ran in the Chik-fil-A Labor Day 5K and would like the CBU Community to know that he finished 1236th out of 1300 runners and 562nd out of 574 men runners, but he finished in the TOP 20 among his age group rank! OK, there were only 20 in his age group, but the point is he did it! (According to Dr. Eisen, Dr. Frank Buscher “was a LOT faster.”)

News at CBU

CBU’s Ceremonial First Pitcher
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President John Smarrelli threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Memphis Redbirds game on August 25.

First Lego League Workshop Held at CBU
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Frank Niedzwiedz
(Electrical Engineering ’82) directed the First Lego League (FLL) workshop at CBU on August 24 with the assistance of Dr. John Ventura (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Charmaine Cooper (Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science ’15), Dan Kohn (University of Memphis), and Tom Banning (University of Memphis). TVA and the CBU Electrical & Computer Engineering Department sponsored the workshop. Fifteen teachers, coaches, mentors, and parents representing ten schools attended the workshop. FFL teams consist of 2-10 members, age 9 to 14 and in grades 4-8. Teams must register in mid-September, and the West Tennessee FLL competition will be held on January 24, 2015 at the University of Memphis. The next scheduled FLL workshop will be at CBU at 9:00 a.m. on September 13 in the Nolan Engineering Center. Keith Booker and Jay Cotner of the Maxine Smith STEAM Academy are pictured above at the August workshop.