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!

Kudos

Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering) gave a one-hour talk on Packaging Research at the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium at Tennessee Tech University (TTU) on September 23. The event was hosted by TTU Center for Manufacturing and Center for Energy Research. He also explored packaging research collaboration opportunities with Dr. Joseph Rencis (Dean of Engineering), Dr. Vahid Motevalli (Associate Dean of Research and Innovation & Interim Director of Center for Manufacturing Research), Dr. Periasamy Rajan (Interim Director for Energy Systems Research), and Dr. Mohan Rao (Mechanical Engineering Department Chair). On the same trip, he also had a dinner meeting with five engineering alumni — Tom Doss (Electrical Engineering ’63), Mike William (Electrical Engineering ’83), David Swaney (Electrical Engineering ’01), Tricia Swaney (Civil Engineering ’01), and  Paolo Fonda (Civil Engineering ’02) in Nashville on September 23, visited Father Ryan and Harpeth Hall high schools in Nashville with Erica Mitchell (Admissions) on September 24, and set up a CBU booth at the 2014 Tennessee Engineers’ Conference in Murfreesboro on September 25-26.

The Gulf South Conference named Abby Moore (Civil Engineering ’18) as its Cross Country Women’s Freshman Runner of the Week after her performance in Saturday’s Rhodes College Invitational. Moore ran the 6k course in 23:42, finishing 24th among 154 runners in a race comprising mostly Division I opposition. She was the top D-II freshman, the second overall D-II runner and the sixth overall non-Division I runner.

The Gulf South Conference named Lady Buc goalkeeper Robyn Wade (Mechanical Engineering ’15) as its Defender of the Week for the sixth time of her career after she led the Lady Bucs to a pair of road wins last week. Wade made eight saves for the week, recording two in a 2-0 shutout win at Spring Hill and six in a 4-2 win at West Florida. Her final save at West Florida broke the school record for career saves with 236. Wade broke the records for career shutouts and victories earlier in the season.

 

CBU in the Media

The Memphis Business Journal published an article on CBU and the Memphis Reads initiative entitled “CBU and Memphis Public Library launch new program” on September 29. The Business Journal also published an article on CBU’s freshman class entitled “CBU freshman class is historic” on September 30. Both articles were also written by Madeline Faber (English ’15).

Life on the Rock, a program on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), featured an interview with Andrew Bowie, president and cofounder of Lumen Civitas — with Steve Denegri (Chemical Engineering) and Fr. Paul Watkins (Marketing) — in which CBU was prominently mentioned, especially in regard to the organization’s upcoming series of speakers on campus and its involvement in Catholic studies and funding the adjunct professorship of Father Bruce Cinquegrani. (If the video above does not play or appear on your browser or mobile device, please click here.)

News at CBU

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CBU PRIDE: CBU’s Gay Straight Alliance had its historic first-ever presence in Memphis’s 11th Annual Pride Parade. The Festival & Parade, put on by Mid-South Pride, was held on September 27 at Robert Church Park across from the FedEx Forum. GSA members and others from the CBU community showed off their Buccaneer and LGBT Pride as they marched down Beale St. and received an overwhelmingly positive response from the crowd. CBU’s GSA was also announced live on the radio by The Q on 107.5 FM during the parade.
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RESEARCH ON THE RIVER:  Dr. James Moore (Biology) and his Ecology class took a canoe trip along the Wolf River on September 28, during which they discussed the consequences of channelization on the dynamics of a river ecosystem. (Photo and video courtesy of Dr. Stan Eisen.)

If the video does not appear or play on your browser or mobile device, please click here.

October Eclipses

Brother Kevin Ryan (Physics/Astronomy), CBU’s local chronicler of the stars and sky, has informed us that October will offer glimpses of two eclipses — one lunar and one solar!
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A total lunar eclipse will be visible this Wednesday, October 8 at approximately 4:15 a.m. Brother Kevin suggests that you set your alarm for 4:15 and peek out the window. If you can’t see anything, just go back to sleep.
A partial solar eclipse will be visible (using the pin-hole method — don’t look straight at the sun!) on Thursday, October 23 at approximately 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Stop Searching for a Parking Space! Evaluate!

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HAVE YOU HEARD???
Students who complete all of their evaluations will be eligible to win a PREMIUM PARKING SPACE for one semester! We’re not saying you can open your door and step into class, but it is close — really close — and it is reserved for the WINNER!. Evaluations for 1st 8-week classes will be open until October 11, so don’t miss your chance to win! Evaluate now!

In Memoriam

Marvin G. Crutcher, father-in-law of Donna Crutcher (Business Office), passed away on September 30. Please keep the Crutcher family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Donna in care of Campus Box 11. Memorials may be made to the Shepherd¹s Chapel, P.O. Box 416, Gravette, AR 72736.

Have You Ever Wanted to See the Eiffel Tower?

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What about Big Ben? The Louvre?  Fulfill that wish by going on the May 2015 trip to London and Paris. Take a Global Studies course with Dr. Forsdick or a Finance course offer by Dr. Claassen. This trip is open to all students and is a General Education requirement through Global Studies.

If you are an engineering or environmental science major and want to learn about renewable energies, sign up for the Environmental Studies in Spain over Spring Break. Enjoy the sites in three major cities (Cordoba, Seville, and Granada) while taking courses in renewable energy.

For more information on both of these trips, click here or email studybroad@cbu.edu.

Join the CBU Deckhands

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If you’ve ever dreamed of being the halftime show, this is your chance! The award-winning CBU Deckhands, CBU’s faculty/staff dance team, will be holding tryouts in November. (And by “tryout,” we just mean “show up”). If you are interested in participating, please contact Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3357. Practices are held one evening per week until everyone can approximate the moves, and then it’s full-on halftime entertainment for the rest of the season (or six to eight games, whichever is shorter). Show your CBU spirit and have some fun with the Deckhands this year!

Be a Big Brother or Big Sister

bbbs-logoBig Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis is seeking student volunteers from CBU to serve as “Big” mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit United Way agency that matches boys and girls ages 7-17 with well trained, motivated volunteers who serve as mentors. The children served by this agency are from all races and economic backgrounds. The common denominator for our children is a need for a supervised, quality friendship that promotes caring, love and trust. Big Brothers and Big Sisters are special friends, not parental substitutes. These adult friends share and teach civic pride and self-responsibility.

To become a “Big”  you must be at least 18 and able to commit a regular and consistent amount of quality time with your “Little” for at least one year. It takes consistency and time to build positive, strong relationships between our matches. To ensure that you and your “Little” get the most out of your time together, Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a careful screening of all applicants, offers a thorough orientation as well as an interview with a Case Manager. All of this information is used to determine which little will best suit your personality and interests.

Upon being approved by the agency to serve as a mentor, you are matched with an appropriate little. The Bigs and Littles can participate in our AMIGOS program until an appropriate match is made.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis offers a number of programs with one aim in mind, providing strong role models for adolescents who desperately need someone in their lives who will make a difference between a future bright with hope or filled with despair. We offer several options for interested volunteers, whether you can share a little or a lot of time.

For more information, call (901) 323-5440 or visit www.msmentor.org.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (7-2, 3-1 GSC)
10/03: Bucs 1, Alabama-Huntsville 0 (at Signaigo Field)
10/05: Bucs 1, West Alabama 0 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (8-2, 4-2 GSC)
10/03: Lady Bucs 2, Alabama-Huntsville 0 (at Signaigo Field)
10/05: Lady Bucs 0West Alabama 1 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (7-8, 5-5 GSC)
09/30: Lady Bucs 3, Union University 0 (at Canale Arena)
10/03: Lady Bucs 3, Lee University (at Canale Arena)
10/04: Lady Bucs 1Shorter University (at Canale Arena)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
10/04: Chile Pepper Festival (at Arkansas XC Course): Bucs finished 19th of 27 teams, led by Shelley DeHarte who finished 248th of 429 (27:15.6); Lady Bucs finished 20th of 25 teams, led by Hannah Owen who finished 125th of 375 (18:37.3)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER
10/10: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 4:00 p.m.)
10/12: Mississippi College (Clinton, MS; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
10/10: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 1:30 p.m.)
10/12: Mississippi College (Clinton, MS; 1:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
10/07: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
10/10: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 5:00 p.m.)
10/11: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 1:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
10/10: San Francisco State Invitational (San Francisco, CA; 5:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S GOLF
10/06-07: The Buccaneer (Southaven, MS; North Creek CC)

September of Service: Week Four Recap

WE BROKE OUR RECORD, CBU! And we still have two days to go!

In week four of September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds, 90 volunteers served 272 hours in our community for a total of 1,742 hours, squeaking past our 2013 record of 1,725. But with two days left in September and with Rogue SOS hours still to add, we may break 2,000 hours! That is AMAZING!

Reverend Bill Marler and SOSers Kenneth Savage, Kristin Crone, Derek Zabella, John Austin Tubbs, Baptiste Goupil, Manaf Albazaz, Jesse Loomis, and Grazielle Gonzales demonstrate their demolition moves in the Beltline.

Reverend Bill Marler and SOSers Kenneth Savage, Kristin Crone, Derek Zabella, John Austin Tubbs, Baptiste Goupil, Manaf Albazaz, Jesse Loomis, and Grazielle Gonzales demonstrate their demolition moves in the Beltline.

Last week’s volunteers sorted 9,000 pounds of food at the Mid-South Food Bankcollected trash and recyclable items in the old forest of Overton Park; demolished walls in a home scheduled for renovation in our neighboring Beltline Community; distributed coffee, toys, and hospitality items to the patients and families of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital; helped Livable Memphis prepare for an October MemFix event by cleaning up and restoring a section of Monroe Avenue, including the King’s Heartbreak Hotel and the former Hattiloo Theatre; valiantly fought the kudzu overtaking the trails at Lichterman Nature Center; and cleaned the facilities and walked and played with the dogs at the Collierville Animal Shelter. 

In our final two days of S.O.S., volunteers will assist teachers at Madonna Learning Center and work together to clean up our own campus during SOS@CBU.

Additionally, over the past month there have been many Rogue SOSersDr. Pong Malasri cooked fried rice to help a student raise tuition funds and the entire CMBA 608 Marketing Capstone class prepared and served meals to families of Le Bonheur patients. Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald helped Manna House and alum Burton Bridges (Economics and Finance ’09) prepped takeaway meals and served food at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen. A Campus Ministry group of seven (Adam Thornton, Lauren Harrett, Becky Wauford, Margretta Dobbs, Cathy Holmes, Tyler Stranburg, and Ronald Fotso) participated in the St. Vincent DePaul’s Walk/ Run. Jasmine Franklin helped with the GradNation summit held at CBU, and Elizabeth Parr spent hours helping the CBU Department of Education pack and move their belongings from Kenrick to Rozier. If YOU were a Rogue SOSer, let us know by emailing Dr. Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu.

SOS FINALE THIS FRIDAY AT 6:00 P.M.
Be sure to attend our SOS Finale at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, October 3 in the LLC. We’ll have refreshments, fun awards, participation prizes, your “Why I Serve” printed photos, our always popular SOS video, and an opportunity to vote for an agency to receive a donation from S.O.S.! What could be more fun than all that?!

CBU Rocks! This Weekend!

cburocksCome out to celebrate with our Alumni & Family 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.

ALUMNI & FAMILY 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.
  • Siena Society Hat & Tea Party: Ladies, don your favorite hat and join hostess Eloise Smarrelli at the Deal Courtyard for afternoon tea (and the accompanying scrumptious goodies) at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5.
  • AND MORE!!!

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This Week at CBU

INTRAMURAL SAND VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION OPEN: Registration is now open online for the 2014 Intramural Sand Volleyball 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 on campus at the Sand Volleyball Courts by Rozier.

BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 30, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., in the Sabbatini Lounge on the 2nd level of the Thomas Center.  All donors will receive snacks & drinks for your donation. You can make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code CBROS  or come visit after your classes. Please make a donation for disaster victims and those in need.

CBU-Day-of-GivingSEPTEMBER OF SERVICE DAY OF GIVING: Join the CBU Community on Tuesday, September 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Volunteer: Help with the Kenrick cleanout, campus cleanup, and various other projects around campus. Register to volunteer at www.cbusos.com
Donate: Make a gift to the Leadership Scholarship Fund, which supports students each year for outstanding leadership and service in the community. Each gift made that day will be matched dollar for dollar! Make a donation here for scholarships!!

Following the S.O.S. Day of Giving, join us for a Picnic Dinner on Maurelian Lawn at 5:30 p.m. Students will use their student ID for dinner. All other guests should RSVP to rsvp@cbu.edu for accurate catering counts.

AKA WEEK
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• Take PrecAKAtion: Alpha Kappa Alpha will be hosting a driving forum on Monday, September 29 to educate students on how serious driving is and on precautions that need to considered while driving on the road. Although statistical information is important, hearing genuine situations and stories about how driving accidents have affected the lives of loved ones will have a major impact on this campus. Sorority acquaintance Ketia Francis, CBU alum Jamal Threlkeld, and CBU Kappa Sigma Junior Nash Lanigan will all share their stories on how a car accident affected their lives. This event will be held in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Effect: As a part of the environmental movement, one of the factors of going GREEN is restoring and repairing what is presently in place. AKA will work along with CBU SOS for their event to clean up the campus on Tuesday, September 30.
• Poise N Ivy: On Wednesday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m. on the Front Lawn, AKA will help bring awareness to our community on how mental health issues and stress relate, and ways to relieve stress. A guest professor will speak about mental illness and its relationship to college life, and then participants will engage in an art therapy session by painting on a large canvas on the lawn. Once the artwork is completed and dry, AKA will donate it to Lakeside Behavioral Health System.
Have Lunch with M.E.:  AKA will be spreading awareness about food deserts (neighborhoods don’t have access to a traditional grocery store) and how they have an impact in our Memphis community. This event will take place on Thursday, October 2 in Alfonso Dining Hall, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
The Big Bang Theory: Throughout the week, AKA will be collecting canned goods for overseas members of the armed services. AKA will also have arts and crafts in Alfonso Dining Hall on Friday, October 3 for students, faculty, and staff to make cards of appreciation and gratitude between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Step Show: AKA Week will wrap up with performances by local NPHC chapters in Memphis on Friday in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $3 for CBU students and all Greek students; $5 for guests.

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FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS LUNCHEON:
Creating a Climate for Solidarity
—In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis, CBU will join hundreds of other Catholic parishes, schools, and colleges across the nation in this lunch discussion program to discuss the wisdom of the visions of Saint Francis and the current Pope Francis regarding the simultaneous duty to take care of both Creation and the poor. This program highlights the impacts of climate change on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and offers concrete ways that individuals and communities can respond. Thursday, October 2, 12:30-1:50 p.m. in the LLC Classroom 104. Hosted by the Sustainability LLC, please RSVP to Dr. Ben Jordan at bjordan1@cbu.edu.

PINK OUT GAMES: CBU’s chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha will be sponsoring Pink Out games for the Buc and Lady Buc soccer matches against Alabama-Huntsville on Friday, October 3 to benefit Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. The Lady Bucs play at 5:00 p.m., and the Bucs play at 7:00 p.m., both at Signaigo Field.

MHIRT Grant Renewed for Five Years

The National Institutes of Health have renewed CBU’s Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) grant for five years. The grant funding of $1.3 million extends the MHIRT program through 2019. MHIRT is an innovative science and research initiative that provides funded summer research opportunities for students in basic science, public health education and qualitative projects in Brazil and Uganda. CBU’s program has been funded by NIH for 15 continuous years, and the successful renewal is largely due to efforts by program co-directors Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald and Julia Hanebrink, pictured above at far left and right respectively.

Participants in the 2014 MHIRT projects presented the results from their summer international research experiences on September 27.

Participants in the 2014 MHIRT projects presented the results from their summer international research experiences on September 27. Participants in the 2014 MHIRT projects presented the results from their summer international research experiences on September 27. (l-r): Malinda Fitzgerald (co-director), Felecia Malone (U of M), Alexandra Boss (Rhodes), Hope Npimnee (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln), Susannah Acuff (Uganda site supervisor), Victoria Honnell (Rhodes), Daryl Stephens (CBU), Amaka Dike (Meharry Medical College), Ana Solorio (Washington University-STL), Josh Cortis (Truman State University), Adriana Martinez-Lopez (Rhodes), Elizabeth Walker (Rhodes), Teera Crawford (UTHSC), and Julia Hanebrink (co-director). Not pictured are Jayanni Webster (Program Coordinator) and Franklyn Rocha Cabrero (Univ. of Illinois-Urbana College of Medicine).

Memphis Reads

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CBU and the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, in cooperation with the Memphis Mayor’s Office, are partnering to present Memphis Reads, a city-wide initiative to promote literacy that officially kicks off on October 1.

The Memphis Reads program will select one book annually to be read by the Memphis community at large. This month-long community read will consist of discussions, interviews with the author and sponsors, and related arts events, all of which will be free and open to the public. Memphis Reads will culminate in a series of live presentations by the author of the book, which for 2014 is The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Ethiopian immigrant Dinaw Mengestu.

Memphis Reads is affiliated with the “Fresh Reads” program at CBU, part of the First Year Experience, wherein all incoming freshmen participate  in the read and hold discussions and other events throughout the school year. The Memphis Public Library will be publishing the top ten essays on The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by CBU freshmen on its Memphis Reads blog site at memphisreads.blogspot.com. So far, they’ve published “Home” by Abraham Hsuan-Hsin Lin (Biomedical Sciences ’18) andHome is Where the Fridge Is” by Rosie Schmitz (Chemical Engineering ’18).

The Memphis Reads blog will also post other news regarding the October community read and additional events that may be scheduled as the month progresses. You can also keep up by liking the Memphis Reads Facebook page!

Memphis Reads will host author Dinaw Mengestu at the conclusion of the community read with appearances and presentations at both the Memphis Public Library and CBU on November 4-5.

On November 4, Mengestu will make an appearance at the Memphis Public Library and Information Center at 5:30 pm. The “Fresh Reads” event at CBU will follow with a reception at 7:00 pm and Mengestu’s address in CBU’s University Theater at 8:00 pm. A booksigning will follow this presentation.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Robert Half Accountemps on Thursday, October 2 — 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 30. Open to all interested students; students in business, accounting and finance may have particular interest! Buckman Hall 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

NEXT WEEK
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.