CBU Alumni & Friends get a 20% off discount on tickets to the upcoming production of the Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theatre, December 13-15. Call the Box Office at (901) 525-3000 or purchase online using the code CBUALUM at www.balletmemphis.org/tickets. Please note that the discount is only available through Friday, December 6.
Dr. and Mrs. John Smarrelli Jr., the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community, and the Student Government Association invite the entire CBU community to the annual Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 5 in Buckman Quad and Alfonso Dining Hall.
Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m., with the Tree Lighting at 6:00 p.m. Other Christmas treats in store include photos with Santa, a special performance by the CB Singers and holiday music courtesy of DJ John Dawson. There will also be an Angel Tree and Blessing Bags to benefit families in need this holiday season.
RSVP to the Santa Hotline at 321-3082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMPHIS ZOO LIGHTS SIGN-UP: Student Life is sponsoring a FREE trip to the Memphis Zoo for the special Zoo Lights “Jungle All The Way” Exhibit on Saturday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m. (Limit 40 students). Sign up online now at http://www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips.
Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11; MA Catholic Studies ’18) recently had his paper entitled, ”Sport Chaplaincy: Adding a ’Game Face’ to the Many Faces of Chaplaincy accepted for publication in the journal, Inside Homeland Security (Winter 2014). Additionally, he will release his second book in December 2013 / January 2014 entitled, Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying which features a Foreword by Rev. Kevin Lixey, LC, former Head of the Pontifical Council for the Laity at the Vatican in Rome; and an afterword by Rev. David Knight, a professor of Catholic Studies at CBU and a popular retreat leader.
Congratulations to the CBU Community on making the “Change for the Philippines” disaster relief campaign a success! Through the generous support of the CBU family, we were able to raise $5,398.10 (and counting) in just five days. This donation will directly support our international Lasallian partners as they work to rebuild schools and ministries.
Special congratulations to the gentleman of Tau Kappa Epsilon and members of the Honors Program, who were collectively responsible for over half the funds. Others who made an impact include the School of Arts, School of Engineering, Black Student Association, Athletics, Plough Library, and countless individual supporters.
Finally, CBU would like to recognize our campus partner, Aramark. Steve Ritter and his team not only donated financially, but also secured a coin counter for us to tally over $1300 in change — take a look at the coin rolls above!
Way to go, CBU!
Fall Full-term and 2nd 8-week term course evaluations are currently open and will close December 8. Don’t wait! We want your input! Students who complete ALL of their course evaluations are entered in a drawing for one of several great prizes. Just ask Amanda Dreve and Heather Peters who each won a $50 gift certificate, or Catherine Thorn who won the grand prize — a Kindle!
CBU will once again be offering a “Life After College” course for juniors and seniors this spring, January 23 – March 6 — with a few exciting, new changes.
- The class has been condensed to seven weeks to give you more bang for your buck.
- Speaking of bucks, this year’s course series will focus on what you need to know about money management. Hence, the new title (and logo) “Life After College: Money Matters”
- The 75-minute, non-credit class will be offered on Thursday afternoons from 12:40 – 1:55 p.m., and will be taught by CBU alumni.
If you are interested in participating in this class, please consider this time when arranging your spring class schedule. Below are the topics covered in the course. Each will give you the critical information you will need to become financially savvy and independent upon graduation:
- Affording and Surviving Grad School/Gap Year: Alumni Panel TBD
- Budgeting and creating a savings plan: Josh Shipley (‘01), Vice President, Commercial Lending; Independent Bank
- How to tackle student loan debt: Michael Covington (‘11), Technical Counselor Financial Aid, Christian Brother University
- Credit scores, credit cards, and credit reports: Anne Hotze (‘01), Senior Executive Assistant; First Horizon National Corporation
- What you need to know about buying and renting a home: Brandon Kamm (‘01), Owner, Revid Realty
- Remaining Lasallian after CBU: Maria Lensing (’01 & ‘07), Vice President, Signature Client Group, AT&T
Register for the class TODAY!
If you are interested in learning about and preparing for your career after college, then register for Amy Ware’s Career Planning Class. CBU 200 – Career Planning is a 1-credit class that is held on Tuesdays in the Spring from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. This course is designed to prepare students for successful career planning. Topics will focus on self-assessment, career exploration and decision making, job and graduate school preparation, and professionalism. Career development theories will be discussed as a comprehensive approach to career development will be implemented through interactive lecture and experiential learning. One semester; one credit.
With winter weather season upon us, Campus Police & Safety would like to remind everyone to ensure that you are signed up for the CBU Mass Notification System if you have not yet done so. This is the first notification released in the event of weather delays, cancellations and closures.
CBU encourages all students, faculty and staff to update their emergency contact number(s) in the mass notification system, the University’s primary emergency notification system. Although college campuses are usually safe places, emergencies and other events do occur that require quick and effective notification. CBU is committed to keeping the campus community as safe as possible through effective communication prior to, during and following emergencies.
The CBU Mass Notification System allows students, faculty and staff to receive emergency messages on multiple devices. Individuals may identify as many as three telephone numbers and one CBU email address (automatically) for receiving emergency notifications. Both voice and text messages can be sent to cell phones. Registration or updating your information is simple and straightforward. Simply go to the Registration Page and follow the instructions. (Active Directory log-in, with your email username and password, is required.)
If you do not wish to receive emergency notifications, simply do not fill out this form.
Church of the Holy Communion (4645 Walnut Grove Road) is looking for a person to coach its recreational 10- and 11-year-old boys’ basketball team — a paid part-time job — for this winter season. The position would involve running practices and coaching on game days. The team would practice on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and games would be on Saturdays. Practices start this week and games will begin January 4 and will end on March 1. Interested parties may call Julie Fike at (901) 767-6987 ext. 22.
There’s still a chance to win $10,000!!!
During each home basketball game until February 1, there will be a basketball contest at half-time for both the women’s and men’s game from the list of students who have registered for the $10,000 SHOT contest. Possible half-time contests will include Half-court Shot, Knock Out Contest, Free Throws in 30 or 60 seconds (match up), Shot Sequence, and other fun games that we will think of! The prize for each contest will be one $50 gift Card to the CBU Bookstore. This contest is sponsored by Follet.
So, how do you win the $10,000?
Attend at least four (4) men’s and four (4) women’s home games prior to Homecoming. (There are a total of nine men’s games and nine women’s games, totaling 18 games. Students who attend more than the required eight games will be given an extra entry for each game over the minimum attendance requirement.) Check in for each game with a “SHOT” representative to have your name checked off. This data will be collected using the IPad app “Zkipster” for events. By checking in, you’re entered into a drawing for the “SHOT.” The “SHOT” is a 4-shot sequence (consisting of a layup/bank shot, free throw, 3-pointer, and a half-court shot) made in succession within 23 seconds.
The date of the “SHOT” is February 1. A random drawing will take place of the students that met the requirements above. One student’s name will be selected from the random drawing. If the selected student can successfully complete the “SHOT” Sequence, he or she will be awarded a cash prize of $10,000!
All students are eligible – full-time, part-time, undergraduate, graduate, APS. Entries will be accepted through the January 30 games against Alabama-Huntsville. The “SHOT” is sponsored by Aramark.
BUCS NAMED TO ALL-SOUTH SOCCER: Three CBU soccer players earned a spot on the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-South Region Second Team. Two players represented the Lady Bucs, after CBU finished second in the GSC and reached the GSC Finals for the first time since 2004. Lady Buc midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’15) started all 20 games and posted team-highs of seven assists and 21 points. Her seven goals were tied for second on the team as she was named First Team All-GSC. Defender Gabrielle Pilgrim (English ’17) also played all 20 games as a key member of the defense, starting 19 as she only came off the bench for Senior Day. Buccaneer defender Ralph Velasco (Civil Engineering ’15) represents the men’s team on the Daktronics All-Region Second Team. He played 17 games, starting 16, and recorded one assist while being a key member of the Bucs’ defensive back line. He led the Bucs to a 7-11-1 record for the season.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (3-2, 0-0 GSC)
11/26: Bucs 85, Harding 76 (OT; at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (3-2, 0-0 GSC)
11/26: Lady Bucs 61, Harding 64 (at Canale Arena)
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
12/07: Central Baptist College (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
Dates: Spring Break 2014: March 9-15
- PKG/ME 498 Special Topics: Transport Packaging (3 crs.)- Siripong Malasri, Ph.D., P.E., CPLP Technologist
- PKG 496 Special Topics: Pre-shipment Tests (1 cr.) – Siripong Malasri, Ph.D., P.E., CPLP Technologist
Cost: $1,580.00 (Based on 10 students)
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