Trick or Treat for Others to Eat!

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Campus Ministry, Black Student Association, STA, Alpha Xi Delta, NAACP, and Divine Voices are sponsoring a canned food drive though October 31. Boxes are in front of the Campus Ministry offices (across from the Buc). All donations will benefit the Exchange Club of Memphis families. Questions? Contact spearhead Chelsea Peppers at cpeppers@cbu.edu.

 

This Week at CBU

CLASS RING SALE: The ring you want, at the price you’ve been waiting for: Up to 40% off select Jostens college rings at the CBU Bookstore! Don’t miss this opportunity to save on your CBU college ring!
• October 27: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 4:30-6:00 p.m.
• October 28: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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DEATH WARMED OVER:
 Death Warmed Over (whose current lineup includes Deana Sanford, Jack Hargett, Steve Ritter, and Stan Eisen) will be playing a lunchtime benefit concert for LeBonheur Children¹s Medical Center on Tuesday, October 28, in Alfonso Dining Hall starting at 12:30 p.m. BRING $$.

buc-soloBUCMADNESS: SGA will partner with CBU Athletics for BucMadness 2014 on Wednesday, October 29, in canale Arena, 9:00-10:00 p.m. BucMadness will serve as a Pep Rally and Player Recognition for CBU’s Buccaneer and Lady Buc basketball teams.
• Players from each team will be recognized individually
• Keg of hard apple cider on the upper deck for those over 21
• Food and candy for everyone in attendance
• Solo cup stacking race
• Half court shot competition for a chance to have next semester’s textbooks paid for (up to $500)
• Costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place
• Cheerleaders will be officially introduced
• Phi Beta Sigma & Alpha Kappa Alpha will perform 90-second step routines
• Faculty judges nominated by students
• DJ (TBD) & Announcer Justin Crone.

TALK ON SEXUAL ASSAULT: The President’s Commission on Women Presents a talk by Dr. Anne Kenworthy (VP for Enrollment Management) on Thursday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Unfortunately, sexual assault is a part of our society. Whether or not you realize it, you know someone who has been hurt by sexual assault. The goals of this presentation are to: 1) learn the effects of sexual assault so you may be better able to support a victim, and 2) help you recognize signals to look for to avoid being victimized. The information will be presented in the context of a personal experience. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

HOME RUN DERBY: The CBU Lady Buc Softball Team is hosting a Home Run Derby fundraiser on Friday, October 31 (Halloween!) at Bland Field. The women’s division will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the men’s division will begin as soon as a women’s champion is named. Check in will start at 3:30 for both men’s and women’s teams. The cost to enter is $5 per player (with five players per team). Individuals without a team wanting to play are welcome to sign up and will placed on a team. Students, faculty, and alumni are all welcome to play. Coed teams will be playing in the men’s division. Sign-ups will begin starting on Monday, October 27 in Alfonso. Once signed up, players will be emailed a copy of the rules.  Costumes are also encouraged!

pumpkin-23439_640-(1)CBU HALLOWEEN PARTY: Classic Halloween-style dance featuring spooky musical throwbacks, a costume contest, and more! Alfonso Dining Hall and Sabbatini Lounge, 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. It’s so much fun, it’s SCAAAAARRRRYYY!!

MAGNIFICAT DAY OF FAITH: The Catholic Diocese of Memphis and the Lumen Civitatis Foundation invite everyone to experience its Magnificat Day in Memphis on Saturday, November 1 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (registration starts at 7:00 a.m.) Keynote speakers are Fr. Robert Barron, creator and host of Catholicism (a groundbreaking, award–winning documentary series), and Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP, editor of Magnificat publication. The Magnificat Day celebration will conclude with a public Eucharistic Procession through the heart of Memphis. For more information and to register for this event, visit www.magnificat.com.

$5 PAINTBALL:  Sign up now to go to Paintball Park on Saturday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m. with Student Life for only $5. Ticket will cover admission, standard equipment rental, and 100 paintballs per person. Sign up online now at tinyurl.com/cbutrips (Limit to first 40 students who sign up).

Bookstore Hours This Week

• Monday, October 27: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, October 28: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, October 29: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday, October 30: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Friday, October 31: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Order textbooks online 24/7 at www.cbustore.com. The CBU Bookstore offer free in-store pickup or shipping options starting at $7.50. Orders placed on the weekends will be processed on Monday morning.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about the Peace Corps on Thursday, October 30, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal! Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  RSVP by October 28.  Open to all interested students and alumni.

NEXT WEEK
CAREER PANEL: Come listen to Advice From The Big Bucs, an exciting new career panel on Tuesday, November 4, featuring some of CBU’s most famous and successful alumni! Learn how they got to where they are, and how you can follow in their footsteps!  1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium RSVP
CUPCAKES WITH theGRIND: Come learn about internship and writing opportunities with Memphis’ online magazine, theGRIND on Wednesday, November 5 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211) at 3:00 p.m. And enjoy some Muddy’s Bakeshop cupcakes!
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about CBIZ on Thursday, November 6 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  RSVP by November 4. Open to all interested students and alumni in Accounting & Finance majors.

Bell Tower Gala

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CBU’s third annual Bell Tower Gala will be held on November 15 in the Tennessee Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Memphis at 6:00 p.m. This year CBU will be awarding  Maurelian Medal to Bishop J. Terry Steib (above left) and honoring Michael Pohlman (’79, above center) and Analice Sowell (’02, ’05, above right) with the Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Young Alumna awards.

This unforgettable evening will be a festive charitable event, a tribute to the history of Lasallian education in Memphis, and a great way to reconnect with old friends. And since all proceeds support CBU’s exceptional academic programs and scholarships, it’s a great way to invest in the future of our students and our community.

Individual tickets to this event are $175. To purchase your ticket and reserve your spot today, contact Karen Viotti at kviotti@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3254.

 

Fresh Reads: Dinaw Mengestu at CBU

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Memphis Reads, the citywide community reading program affiliated with CBU’s “Fresh Reads” program and sponsored by CBU and the Memphis Public Library, in cooperation with the Memphis Mayor’s Office, will host author Dinaw Mengestu at both the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library and CBU on November 4.

Mengestu is the author of this year’s “Fresh Reads” book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bearswhich was chosen by Memphis Reads as the inaugural book for its annual reading program to promote literacy in the city. The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue) will host Mengestu for an author reading on November 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Following the reading, Mengestu will speak at the University Theater on the Christian Brothers University campus at 8:00 p.m. A book-signing will follow in the Theater.

 

Kudos

Joanna Arnett (Biochemistry ’15) has been accepted into the 2015 entering class of the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy.

Buccaneer forward Devon Jackson (Cincinnati, Ohio, Lakota East HS) was named GSC Player of the Week after he led CBU to a pair of road wins and moved CBU into first place in the GSC standings. Jackson scored CBU’s first goal in each game, putting the Bucs ahead 1-0 on an 80th-minute goal at Delta State and equalizing in the 72nd minute at Mississippi College.

Johnnathon Kring (ITS) has earned the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) professional certification, showcasing his expertise in IT Networking fundamentals.

Dr. James Moore (Biology) is one of the principle investigators on a grant, ”Ranavirus Monitoring at Big Lake NWR and Wapanocca NWR with Analysis of Agriculture-Induced Aquatic Contamination as a Predictor for Disease Dynamics.” Ranaviruses are extremely lethal to herptiles and have been attributed to mass die-offs throughout the U.S.  Recent studies show that this emerging pathogen frequently persists in herptile populations between die-offs and also that its prevalence varies seasonally, usually peaking in the spring. The monitoring objectives are to determine the overall prevalence and species specificity of ranavirus in turtle populations at Big Lake NWR and Wapanocca NWR, identify ranavirus infection prevalence differences between habitat types, identify types and prevalence of pesticides within each habitat, and document how the presence of pesticides alter ranavirus infections in turtles and if such interactions vary seasonally. This project will involve the Fall 2014 Ecology course for data collection in November and the Wetland Ecology course in the Spring of 2015.

Lady Buc midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’15) was named GSC Player of the Week after she led the Lady Bucs to a pair of road wins. Rodrigues had two assists and a goal in a 4-0 win at Delta State, and she added a goal and an assist in the 3-1 win at Mississippi College. For the season, she has team-highs of seven goals, 10 assists and 24 points. She ranks third in the nation in assists per game.

Buccaneer soccer defender Sean Rutter (Business Administration ’15) was named GSC Defender of the Week after he led the Bucs to a 1-0 win at Ouachita Baptist University. Rutter was a key member of a CBU defense that held a Ouachita team unbeaten in its last six games to just five total shots, two on goal, in recording the 1-0 shutout victory.

Lady Bucs middle blocker Brinsley Cooper (Unspecified Business ’17) and outside hitter Maggie Sorensen (’18) were named GSC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, after they led CBU to a 3-0 record on the week. Cooper had 38 kills in 12 sets, hitting .329 with nine blocks and four digs, while Sorensen tacked on 25 kills with 34 digs and six blocks.

After a strong performance in the San Francisco State Invitational, the CBU cross country teams swept the GSC Freshman Runner of the Week Awards the week of October 15, with Hannah Owen (Business Administration ’18) winning the women’s award for the second consecutive week and Shelley DeHarte (Mechanical Engineering ’18) winning the men’s award for the first time. Owen set a school and personal record with a 6k time of 23:19 in the SFSU Invitational as she finished 38th overall. DeHarte ran a personal-best 26:58 in the men’s 8k race, finishing 79th in a strong field. He is CBU’s first runner to win the men’s Freshman of the Week award.

History professors Neal Palmer, Ben Jordan, Marius Carriere, and Doug Cupples presented papers at the 30th Annual Ohio Valley History Conference at Austin Peay State University. Palmer’s and Jordan’s papers were a part of a panel on “Race & Identity: The Politics of Citizenship during World War I.”  Carriere’s and Cupples’ papers were on the topic “Varied Perspectives of the Civil War Era.”

An article entitled “Rice Hulls as a Cushioning Material” was recently published in Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, of the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology.  It was authored by Siripong Malasri (Dean of Engineering), Ryne Stevens (Engineering Management ’15), Alex Othmani (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’15), Ike Griffith (Civil Engineering ’15), David Guerrero (Civil Engineering ’15), Matthew Johnson (Engineering Management ’16), Michael Kist (Mechanical Engineering ’14), Christopher Nguyen (Engineering Management ’16), Sebastian Polania (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Ashley Qureshi (Chemical Engineering ’15), and Yuliana Sanchez-Luna (Civil Engineering ’17).

 

CBU in the Community

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students visited JIFF on October 14. JIFF is a non-profit working with at risk youth assigned to them by the juvenile court system.  Enactus will work with the youth for the next eight weeks, delivering a curriculum on financial literacy.  Pictured above (l-r) are: Yuki Namba (project lead), Shelby Tate, Katelyn Graham, Michael MacMiller, Ashley Winston, and Bev Vitali.

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The CBU Lady Buc Softball Team worked the busiest water station on the course of the Greenline Half Marathon on Saturday, October 11. The race benefits the Shelby Farms Greenline and its efforts to lower the carbon footprint to Shelby Farms Park and the city of Memphis. The marathon is also the first sustainable sporting event in Tennessee, as certified by the Council for Responsible Sport.

 

CBU in the Media

CBU’s College of Adult Professional Studies was the subject of an article in the October 18 edition of The Commercial Appeal, entitled “CBU’s online learning is hybrid of 2 worlds.” The article, which quotes Toni Ross (Dean of CAPS) and Bevalee Vitali (Management/Marketing/Economics), deals with how CBU is phasing online learning into its adult evening programs by offering 40-60 split between face to face and online learning for each class. (For those without a digital subscription to The Commercial Appeal, please click here for the article in PDF format.)

CBU was mentioned prominently in an article entitled “College town: Higher-ed boosts Memphis economy” in the October 18 edition of The Commercial Appeal. The article deals with the economic impact of colleges and universities in Memphis. Quoting Wendy Sumner-Winter (Advancement), it states that CBU’s calculated economic impact on the city is $18 million annually. The article also notes that 80 percent of CBU graduates stay in Memphis and contribute to the economy, and that September of Service donates volunteer work-hours.  (For those without a digital subscription to The Commercial Appeal, please click here for the article in PDF format.)

 

 

CBU Theatre Presents Dearly Departed

Christian Brothers University Theatre presents Dearly Departed, a play by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, on November 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and November 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater. In this Southern farce, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South is a seldom tidy experience and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. The Thursday performance is a free dress rehearsal preview; tickets for the other three performances are $2.00 at the door and limited seating will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. The production features Dr. Malinda FitzgeraldRon FitzgeraldMatthew HamnerJessica LoveHarry NeelyAlani LeeKierra TurnerDominick PlattHannah SchultzChelsea SmithersJodi WoodyAdam OkolicanyJohn TubbsAliyah Giden, and members of the Divine Voices Gospel Choir.

Lasallian Collegians: Defining “Lasallian”

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First, the Lasallian Collegians want to thank everyone who came out to the study break during exam week. There was a great turnout, and everyone had fun!

Each week, the Lasallian Collegians will share something about our Lasallian heritage with you through the Connection. This week, we are going to define Lasallian!

Being Lasallian means different things to different people, but in a general sense, being Lasallian focuses on living out the values abbreviated by “Faith, Service, and Community.” A Lasallian is one who strives to look out for others, and not just himself, someone who strives to include all the people around him.

Everyone at CBU is Lasallian because they attend a Lasallian school, but do you strive to maintain these ideals? Can you see them acted out by the people around you? The goal of the Lasallian Collegians is to promote the Lasallian ideals and get the entire CBU community excited about our incredible heritage. We hope you will start to become more aware of not just the definitions, but also how the principles are at work in your life.

 

Lasallian Day Memphis

TOGETHER AND BY ASSOCIATION!

Please Join Brother Larry Schatz, Provincial of the Midwest District, for the Second Annual Gathering of the Christian Brothers & Lasallian Family in the greater Memphis area on Wednesday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden Goldsmith Room. Single tickets are $20 or tables of eight can be purchased for $160, payable at the door or online. Ticket prices include salad, choice of panini, and dessert. Please RSVP by October 28 to Megan Davison at (630) 323-3725, ext. 218 or at www.cbmidwest.org/WP1/lasallian-days.

Grapes for Geeks

Please join the CBU and U of M American Society of Civil Engineers at Chickasaw Oaks Plaza on November 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m., for the 5th annual Grapes for Geeks Wine Tasting. Ten delectable wines (from five different countries) and a selection of “Big Beers” from around the world will be served, along with live entertainment and an array of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. All proceeds go to support the CBU and U of M Student Chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Please visit www.grapesforgeeks.org to buy tickets online through PayPal

CBU and Harding Collaborate on Engineering Courses and First Robotics

harding1Dr. Eric Welch (Electrical Engineering) and Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering) are offering a dual enrollment course for 16 juniors and seniors at Harding Academy during both the fall and spring semesters. This program was set up to introduce high school students to the engineering profession and is being partially funded by an external donor.

The fall class, ENGR 100: Exploring Engineering, teaches students the basics of electrical and mechanical systems, computer aided design and C programming.  During the semester, they are challenged to build electric motors, sliding valve steam engines, a simple robot, and other projects. In addition, they learn about the various engineering disciplines and career opportunities.

Starting in January, the students will be enrolled in ECE 101: Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving. Using the material they learned from the fall term, the students will work for six consecutive weeks on building a robot for the regional FIRST Robotics Competition, a qualifying event scheduled to be held in Little Rock, March 4-7, 2015. If successful, the team plans to advance to the national competition held later in the semester.

Juvenile Justice Summit

The CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present a Juvenile Justice Summit on Tuesday, November 16 in Spain Auditorium. Confirmed panelists include  Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Police Director Tony Armstrong, and Andrew Collins of Stain Your Brain. A reception will precede the summit at 5:00 p.m., with the panel discussion beginning at 6:00 p.m. Engage in this community conversation and learn about the roles in the juvenile justice system, including the part you can play! Email naacp@cbu.edu for more information. 

 

 

 

Spice Up Your Spring Semester

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Spice up your spring semester by going to Europe.
Study abroad has two magnificent trips that not only help you with your major but enhance your knowledge of different cultures and the problems that face the world today. The Environment Studies in Spain trip is open to all majors. There is a three-hour Mechanical engineering course, a one-hour Sustainability course, and a three-hour Economics course.

There is also a Study Trip to London and Paris in May 2015 open to all majors. Courses offered are Global Studies and Finance 437. The London Paris trip is approximately $2,300 plus airfare.

Make your spring semester one-of-a-kind by studying abroad. For more information on either of these trips, click here.

Buccaneer Bulletin

STANDINGS
The Bucs clinched the top seed in next month’s Gulf South Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament with a 3-0 win over Shorter University. With the win, the Bucs move into sole possession of first place in the GSC with 21 points. As the top seed in the tournament, they will play in Pensacola, FL on Friday, November 7. The Bucs are also ranked third in the NCAA South Regional Rankings. The regional rankings are used to select and seed the field for the three-team NCAA South Regional. The top-ranked team to submit a qualifying bid will host the regional November 13-16. There are no automatic bids for the men’s soccer regional.
The Lady Bucs moved into a tie for third place in the Gulf South Conference soccer standings as they celebrated Senior Day with a 1-0 win over Shorter Sunday afternoon. The Lady Bucs wrap up the regular season Friday night at Union University. The GSC Tournament will be played November 4-9. The top two seeds earn a bye to the semifinals in Pensacola on November 7. The quarterfinals will be hosted by the higher seeds on November 4.
The Lady Bucs are in fifth place in the GSC volleyball standings, a game and a half behind VSU and North Alabama, who are tied for third place. CBU has now won eight of its last 10 GSC matches after a 2-4 start.

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (12-2, 6-1 GSC)
10/18: Bucs 1, Ouachita Baptist University 0 (at Arkadelphia, AR)
10/20: Bucs 1, University of Montevallo 0 (at Montevallo, AL)
10/24: Bucs 2, Lee University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
10/26: Bucs 3, Shorter University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (12-4, 7-4 GSC)
10/17: Lady Bucs 0, University of North Alabama 4 (at Signaigo Field)
10/20: Lady Bucs 1, Trevecca Nazarene 1 (OT; at Signaigo Field)
10/24: Lady Bucs 1, Lee University 2 (at Signaigo Field)
10/26: Lady Bucs 1, Shorter University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (13-12, 10-6 GSC)
10/17: Lady Bucs 0 , Lynn University 3 (at Winter Park, FL)
10/17: Lady Bucs 0, Barry University 3 (at Winter Park, FL)
10/18: Lady Bucs 0, Florida Tech 3 (at Winter Park, FL)
10/18: Lady Bucs 3, Rollins College 2 (at Winter Park, FL)
10/21: Lady Bucs 3, Alabama-Huntsville 0 (at Huntsville, AL)
10/24: Lady Bucs 1, West Florida 3 (at Canale Arena)
10/25: Lady Bucs 3, Valdosta State 0 (at Canale Arena)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S GOLF
10/20-21: Commercial Bank Fall Classic (Cabot, AR): Bucs 3rd of 7 teams, led by Mitchell Bennett who finished 6th of 45 with 151; Lady Bucs 6th of 6 teams, led by Lauren Harrett who finished 21st of 36 with 186.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER

10/31: Union University (Jackson, TN; 7:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
10/31: Union University (Jackson, TN; 5:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
10/28: Mississippi College (Canale Arena; 7:00 a.m.)
10/30: Henderson State (Arkadelphia, AR; 6:00 p.m.)
MEN’S GOLF
10/27-28: Matt Dyas Invitational (Carrollton, GA)

 

This Week at CBU

CBU_TeddyTEDDY BEAR DRIVE: The Student Government Association is holding a Teddy Bear Drive this week to benefit the children at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. Every child who visits the Memphis Child Advocacy Center for the first time gets to choose a brand new teddy bear from our Bear Wall. Every bear is a comforting symbol of love and protection. You can help by donating bears or other items from the current Memphis Child Advocacy Center wish list. Bears should be new and at least 10″ tall. The CAC also has need for bottled water, healthy snacks and juices: prepackaged/ individual (please no nut products), paper towels/facial tissue, stickers, gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s, Kroger, Lowe’s or Home Depot), chalk/magic markers, backpacks, and monetary donations. Any of these can be dropped off to the SGA Office in Student Life any time this week.

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PHI BETA SIGMA WEEK: The Alpha Beta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity invites the campus to join in their celebration of 100 Years of Brotherhood, 100 Years of Scholarship, 100 Years of Service, and Spiritual Motivation for 100 More Years. Events will include:
 Breakfast for Students: Phi Beta Sigma will provide doughnuts and juice for the campus on Monday, October 13,  near the St. Joseph Hall Breezeway close to ITS, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
 Whose Line is it Anyway: Need a laugh from the stressful week of midterms? Well look no further. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its own version of the hit game show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Come out and have a good laugh. The event will be held in Spain Auditorium on Monday, October 13, from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
 Sigma Spa Night: Ladies, are those muscles tired from all that late-night cramming? Well, look no further. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its Sigma Spa Night to treat you like the goddess that you are. Massages include shoulder, back, head, and feet. The event will be on Tuesday, October 14, from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
 March of Dimes Table: Got a sweet tooth? Want to support the March of Dimes Foundation? The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be selling candy on Wednesday, October 15 to raise funds for the March of Dimes Foundation. Any donation is accepted and you can sign your name on a March of Dimes Boot and have it displayed in the Buc for all your friends to see. This event will start at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad.
Dodgeball: Need to release some frustration after taking that midterm or turning in that 6-page paper? The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host Dodgeball in Canale Arena on Wednesday, October 15 from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
 Volunteering at Levi Elementary: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will travel to Levi Elementary on Thursday, October 16 to read to the children and perform various cafeteria duties from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Game Night: Come out and relax in the world of board games and video games. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its Game Night on Thursday, October 16 from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Maurelian Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
 Breakfast for Students: Phi Beta Sigma will provide doughnuts and juice for the campus on Friday, October 17 near the St. Joseph Hall Breezeway close to ITS, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
 Sigma BBQ: Glad midterms are over and Fall Break has arrived? Well, celebrate this occasion… with food. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be lighting up the grill and providing food for the campus and IT’S FREE! The event will take place Friday, October 17 near the Gazebo from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m.
• Adopt a Highway Clean-Up: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be traveling to Highway 64 in Bartlett to pick up trash on Saturday, October 18 from Mile Marker 12 to 14. This event will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
• Spiritual Fellowship: Come join the men of Phi Beta Sigma as they travel to Jordan River Missionary Baptist Church (1274 Greenwood St.) on Sunday, October 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Strike Out: As a conclusion to the week, the men of Phi Beta Sigma will go bowling at Winchester Bowling Lanes from 9:30 p.m. until midnight on Sunday, October 19. The location is 3703 S. Mendenhall Rd. 

STUDY BREAK: The Lasallian Collegians will be hosting a study break outside of the LLC Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy some s’mores and hot chocolate as you take a break during midterms!

LINDENFEST: Lindenwood Christian Church, CBU’s neighbor at Union and Parkway, will hold LindenFest, a city-wide harvest celebration, on Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The festival, themed “It is Well With My Rockin’ Soul,” will feature live music, food trucks, a farmers market, arts and crafts vendors, and a kids’ fun area. The CBU Community is invited to join in the fun!

Kudos

The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer forward Brendan Bennett (Business Administration ’18) its Freshman of the Week after he scored the only goal in the Bucs’ 1-0 win over West Alabama.

Gene McGinnis (Civil and Environmental Engineering) was recently inducted as a Director for the West Tennessee Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers in a ceremony conducted at the Racquet Club of Memphis.

The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer goalkeeper Britton McGuire (Interdisciplinary Studies ’16) its Defender of the Week after he made six saves and recorded back-to-back 1-0 shutout wins over No. 21 Alabama-Huntsville and UWA.

The Gulf South Conference named Lady Buc outside hitter Maggie Sorensen (Business Administration ’18) as its Freshman of the Week after she led the CBU team to a 2-1 week. In 10 sets over the three matches, Sorensen logged 26 kills, 17 digs and three blocks, hitting .246 for the week. The award was her second for the season.

 

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about the Mass Mutual on Thursday, October 16 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. RSVP by October 14.  Open to all interested students; students in business, accounting and finance may have particular interest!

UPCOMING EVENTS
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about the Peace Corps on Thursday, October 30, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal! Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  RSVP by October 28.  Open to all interested students and alumni.
CAREER PANEL: Come listen to Advice From The Big Bucs, an exciting new career panel on Tuesday, November 4, featuring some of CBU’s most famous and successful alumni! Learn how they got to where they are, and how you can follow in their footsteps!  1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium RSVP
CUPCAKES WITH theGRIND: Come learn about internship and writing opportunities with Memphis’ online magazine, theGRIND on Wednesday, November 5 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211) at 3:00 p.m. And enjoy some Muddy’s Bakeshop cupcakes!
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about CBIZ on Thursday, November 6 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  RSVP by November 4. Open to all interested students and alumni in Accounting & Finance majors.

News at CBU

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TRI-BETA MOCK INTERVIEWS:
This year’s Tri-Beta mock interviews were held on October 2, organized by Nuti Desai and Megan Huynh with assistance from Dr. Mary Ogilvie. There were seven interviewers from various professions, many of whom are alumni from CBU. Interviewers (some pictured above) were veterinarian Dr. Yelena Lapova (’00), dentist Dr. Jarad Braddy (’00) dentist, Dr. Christina Brown Tran (’06), Dr. Jana Pierini Robinson (’02), osteopathic physician Dr. Jennifer Hendricks (’06), physical therapist Michelle Graves, Dr. Mark Scott (CBU Physician Assistant Studies), Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology), and Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology). The following students interviewed this year: Andrew AristonerasPatricia BrownsbergerBrittany Burton, Darianne Butler, Damian Kaminski, Joseph Krebs, Benjamin Kueter, Brent McGlaughin, Nirali PatelPrakruthi Phanira, and JD Wolfe.

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RAINBOW ROCK: 
October 11 was the 26th annual National Coming Out Day. In honor of this day, CBU’s Gay Straight Alliance hosted an event where participants painted the Rock in rainbow colors to show their support for those who live honestly and openly every day. Participants then shared their diverse stories of struggles and successes they have had as LGBT youth, which serve as a reminder of how much bravery and strength it can take to be part of the LGBT community in this area.

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CBU SHOT TEAM:
CBU RN to BSN Nursing students volunteered at the Health Fair on October 8, giving flu shots to members of the CBU Community. (Reminder for faculty and staff who have TICUA insurance: Walgreens will come back on campus next week to provide your flu vaccines and bill TICUA directly (you will be notified of the date and time). 

CBU in the Media

Joseph Atem (Mechanical Engineering ’08) is interviewed in “From Sudan to Memphis: ‘Good Lie’ movie affirms cross-continent connection,” an article in the October 10 edition of The Commercial Appeal. The article deals with the real-life stories of the Lost Boys of Sudan, the subject of the current film The Good Lie. The article, written by John Beifuss, also includes interviews with Molly Smith, a producer of the film, and her sister Stacey Hydrick (daughters of FedEx founder Fred Smith).

Opportunities in Spain

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In the near future, the world will need people who can find innovative ways to fix the environment through renewable energies.
The world will also need people who have the ability to work with diverse groups of all backgrounds. Environmental Studies in Spain can give you both! Not only are you increasing your knowledge on renewable energies, but you are also increasing your “intercultural development.” The Environmental Studies in Spain courses are approved electives for all engineering majors, and the trip exposes you to Spanish life. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. The deadline is flexible, but airlines seat must be paid in full by Thanksgiving. For more information click here »»

Upcoming Events

buc-soloBUCMADNESS: SGA will partner with CBU Athletics for BucMadness 2014 on Wednesday, October 29, in canale Arena, 9:00-10:00 p.m. BucMadness will serve as a Pep Rally and Player Recognition for CBU’s Buccaneer and Lady Buc basketball teams.
Players from each team will be recognized individually
Keg of hard apple cider on the upper deck for those over 21
Food and candy for everyone in attendance
Solo cup stacking race
Half court shot competition for a chance to have next semester’s textbooks paid for (up to $500)
Costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place
Cheerleaders will be officially introduced
Phi Beta Sigma & Alpha Kappa Alpha will perform 90-second step routines
Faculty judges nominated by students
 DJ (TBD) & Announcer Justin Crone.

$5 PAINTBALL:  Sign up now to go to Paintball Park on Saturday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m. with Student Life for only $5. Ticket will cover admission, standard equipment rental, and 100 paintballs per person. Sign up online now at tinyurl.com/cbutrips (Limit to first 40 students who sign up).

DEARLY DEPARTED: Christian Brothers University Theatre presents Dearly Departed, a play by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, on November 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and November 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater.  In this Southern farce, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South is a seldom tidy experience and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. All tickets are $2.00 at the door and limited seating will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. There will also be a free dress rehearsal preview on November 6 at 7:30 p.m. The production features Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Ron Fitzgerald, Matthew Hamner, Jessica Love, Harry Neely, Alani Lee, Kierra Turner, Dominick Platt, Hannah Schultz, Chelsea Smithers, Jodi Woody, Adam Okolicany, John Tubbs, Aliyah Giden, and members of the Divine Voices Gospel Choir.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (9-2, 5-1 GSC)
10/10: Bucs 2, Delta State University 1 (at Cleveland, MS)
10/12: Bucs 2, Mississippi College 1 (2OT; at Clinton, MS)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (10-2, 6-2 GSC)
10/10: Lady Bucs 4, Delta State University 0 (at Cleveland, MS)
10/12: Lady Bucs 3, Mississippi College 1 (at Clinton, MS)
VOLLEYBALL (10-8, 8-5 GSC)
10/07: Lady Bucs, North Alabama 1 (at Canale Arena)
10/10: Lady Bucs 3, West Georgia  0 (at Carrollton, GA)
10/11: Lady Bucs 3, West Alabama  2 (at Livingston, AL)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
10/10: San Francisco State Invitational (at San Francisco, CA): Bucs 11th of 15, led by Shelley DeHarte who finished 79th of 172 (26:58); Lady Bucs 11th of 17, led by Hannah Owen who finished 38th of 159 (23:19.9)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S GOLF
10/06-07: The Buccaneer (Southaven, MS; North Creek CC): Bucs 1st place, led by Mitchell Bennett who finished 1st with 5-under (68-66-71-205); Lady Bucs 5th place, led by Lauren Harrett who finished 17th with 33-over (92-85-177).

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER

10/18: Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR; 1:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
10/17: University of North Alabama (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
10/17: Lynn University (Winter Park, FL; 8:00 a.m.)
10/17: Barry University (Winter Park, FL; 12:00 p.m.)
10/18: Florida Tech (Winter Park, FL; 12:00 p.m.)
10/18: Rollins College (Winter Park, FL; 4:00 p.m.)

September of Service Sets New Record!

Congratulations, CBU — September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds 2014 set records for participation hours and volunteers! Our official service hours this year totaled 1,930 (that’s almost an entire work year!!) and our volunteers totaled 382 (compared to 1,725 and 291, respectively, in 2013; and 1,088 and 254 in 2012). We just keep getting better — next year, let’s shoot for at least 2,000 hours and 400 volunteers!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the S.O.S. Finale on Friday evening; it was a fun celebration of an outstanding month of service. Congratulations to Manaf Albazaz and RaKesha Gray, who served at the most S.O.S. events (8 and 7, respectively), and received a frameable certificate of S.O.S. Awesomeness and a CBU blanket to keep them warm until next September. Also, Finale participants voted to make a $100 S.O.S. donation to DeNeuville Learning Center, who will use it to help local women earn their GEDs.

A big CONGRATULATIONS and CBU THANKS to everyone who served and put our Lasallian values of faith, service, and community into action! We have really set the bar high for SOS 2015. See you then!

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Pictured are the participants in our final project, SOS@CBU on September 30. What a great way to end the month!

This Week at CBU

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THINK PINK WEEK: Zeta Tau Alpha will holds its Think Pink philanthropy week benefitting Breast Cancer Education and Awareness October 6-10 at CBU. Activities will include:
• Buffalo Wild Wings Night: The Ladies of ZTA will be handing out tickets in the Quad on Monday — Take them to the Buffalo Wild Wings on Poplar Ave. from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. and 10% of the check will be donated to Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.
mr.cbu• Mr. CBU Pageant: Join the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha for the 11th annual Mr. CBU Pageant on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. This event is an entertaining pageant in which male students compete in talent, swimsuit, and evening competitions! Tickets will be sold in the cafeteria from Monday, October 6 until Wednesday, October 8. You can also purchase tickets at the door.
Tickets will be $5 in the cafeteria and $7 at the door. All proceeds will be going towards breast cancer awareness and education.
• Midnight Volleyball: Join the ladies of ZTA Friday night (into Saturday morning) for Midnight Volleyball at the sand court! All-you-can-eat pink pancakes for $5.00!

NATIONAL PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT WEEK: 
The Physician Assistant Student Society will host an Open House with free blood pressure screenings on Monday, October 6 in the Sabbatini Lounge lobby, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
 The Physician Assistant Student Society will offer Chick-Fil-A biscuits for sale in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center on Wednesday, October 8, 7:00-9:00 a.m.
The CBU PA Program will have an information table at the Health Fair on Wednesday, October 8 in Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 The Physician Assistant Student Society will host another Open House with free blood pressure screenings on Thursday, October 9 in the Sabbatini Lounge lobby, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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.

YOUNG LADIES UNITED: Young Ladies United will have an info session Tuesday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 221). This organization is open to all women on CBU campus. Participants will discuss the purpose, events, the executive board, and the end goal for the organization.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE AT CBU! CBU is proud to announce the formation of a Women’s Lacrosse Club! If interested in learning more, attend the first interest meeting this Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montesi Conference Room. The meeting will cover practices, coaching, club fees, fundraisers and much more. If you have any questions or wish to express interest, please email Abigail Lockard at alockard@cbu.edu.

HEALTH FAIR: The CBU Health Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Buckman Quad and Sabbatini Lounge. There will be more than 20 vendors participating with lots of educational and instructional information. Free blood pressure tests will be offered. Flu vaccines will also be provided, so take this an opportunity to protect yourself from the upcoming flu season! Free giveaways!

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HUMANS VS. ZOMBIES:
 Student Life is hosting a Humans vs. Zombies game at CBU from Thursday, October 9 until Monday, October 13. This year’s game features a team component, epic missions and assignments and bandannas and socks galore.  Sign up online at: http://www.hvzsource.com/cbu

libraryfestLIBRARY INSIDE-OUT FALL FESTIVAL: The CBU Community is invited to Plough Library Inside-Out Fall Festival! Stop by Buckman Quad on Thursday, October 9 from 11 a.m. ­to 1 p.m. for FOOD, FUN, GAMES, and PRIZES.  Learn about all that the library has to offer you!

ART GALLERY OPENING: ”Creative Fire,” a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sue S. Miller opens with a public reception in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery on Friday, October 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Miller, a graduate of Memphis College of Art and the University of Memphis has exhibited widely in Memphis Area and eastern states. She is one of the four founders of Artists Link. Miller’s paintings are in the Contemporary Collection at the Tennessee State Museum, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and various private collections. The retrospective exhibition of her work runs through December 4. Showing concurrently in the foyer of the gallery are paintings by Bernard Freiden. A reception for Freiden’s exhibition will be held on Sunday, October 12 on the first floor of Plough Library, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

octoberfestOCTOBERFEST: Octoberfest celebrates the German tradition of good food, fellowship, and exciting drinks (for those of age!). CBU’s Octoberfest will feature a German-themed menu, several traditional beers, and will feature a traditional band. Friday, October 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Breezeway and Gazebo Area.

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. Only five spots left! Sign up online TODAY at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

SGA Teddy Bear Drive

CBU_TeddyThe Student Government Association is holding a Teddy Bear Drive this week to benefit the children at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. Every child who visits the Memphis Child Advocacy Center for the first time gets to choose a brand new teddy bear from our Bear Wall. Every bear is a comforting symbol of love and protection. You can help by donating bears or other items from the current Memphis Child Advocacy Center wish list. Bears should be new and at least 10″ tall. The CAC also has need for bottled water, healthy snacks and juices: prepackaged/ individual (please no nut products), paper towels/facial tissue, stickers, gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s, Kroger, Lowe’s or Home Depot), chalk/magic markers, backpacks, and monetary donations. Any of these can be dropped off to the SGA Office in Student Life any time this week.

Lasallian Collegians

Lasallian Collegians is a movement… a movement that includes AND needs YOU.

Our Lasallian heritage connects each of us regardless of our backgrounds. St. John Baptist DeLaSalle, patron saint of educators, saw a need to educate the students of 17th century France. Along with his closest companions, De La Salle and the Brothers embarked on a journey that still changes lives in the 21st century.  In over 89 countries, the Brothers and their lay partners are committed to their five core principles of: concern for the poor, quality education, faith in the presence of God, respect for all persons, and inclusive community.  The Lasallian mission lives through its administrators, faculty, staff, and students!  It’s time to celebrate and appreciate our heritage- as a Lasallian community.  

Over the next five weeks, you’ll hear more about each of the five core principles from current CBU students. From the teachings of the Founder and the perspectives of others, it is hoped that YOU will become engaged in this movement.

To find out more about this movement, like CBU Lasallian Collegians on Facebook; follow @CBU_LCC on Twitter; and look for more information in the cafeteria on Wednesday at 11:30 a,m, and 12:30 p.m.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
CAREER POWER HOUR – INTERVIEWING SKILLS: How should you dress for an interview? What questions should you be prepared to ask? To answer? When should you follow up? Get the answers to these questions and more on Tuesday, October 7 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), 1:00-2:00 p.m.  RSVP now!

DRESS FOR SUCCESS: The second workshop in the First Impressions series will teach you how to dress professionally for your interview. What type of suit is appropriate?  Which colors work best with your skin tones? How much jewelry is appropriate? Find out on Thursday, October 9 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), 1:00-2:00 p.m. RSVP by October 7.

NEXT WEEK
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about the Mass Mutual on Thursday, October 16 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. RSVP by October 14.  Open to all interested students; students in business, accounting and finance may have particular interest!