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CBU Connection

CBU Connection is the newsletter of Christian Brothers University, published and distributed via email weekly during the academic year (except for weeks during Fall and Spring Break and during certain holiday weeks). It is not published during the summer months.

If you have news to submit to the CBU Connection, please send it to connection@cbu.edu.


This Week at CBU

WANT A FRIENDLY GAME OF CHESS? Want a friendly game of chess? The CBU Chess Club welcomes all players at all levels on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 005. Boards are provided but you can bring your own board in case they run out. Contact Dr. John Varriano at  jvarrian@cbu.edu  if you have any questions. TRAILBLAZERS OF MEMPHIS AWARDS The CBU Black Student Association and the CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present the  Third... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017

Can Wars: Let's Kill Hunger Together

We want you to help decide who wins the arm race against hunger. CBU’s National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) will be holding its first ever annual canned food drive competition from February 15 to March 15 and wants the whole campus to get involved. Each organization within the NPHC has designed a box to represent their organization. All you have to do to help is put one or more canned goods in the box of the organization you support the most. As with any other war, there will be... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017

Career Calendar: Expo Edition

CAREER & INTERNSHIP EXPO It's time for the biggest event of the year on the Career Calendar! The 2017 Career & Internship Expo will be held Tuesday, February 21 in Canale Arena, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is open to all CBU students and alumni across all academic areas. It's a great chance to network with employers about full-time, part-time, and internship/co-op opportunities. Be sure to dress professionally and bring plenty of... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017

Alumna Endows New Scholarship

Cathy Ross (BSBA '78) is pictured above with President John Smarrelli following her establishment of a new Endowed Scholarship fund at CBU. Ms. Ross retired from the position of Executive Vice President & CFO at FedEx Express in 2014. She is currently serving on the boards of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, the Memphis Child Advocacy Center, Steelcase, Inc., and the Avon Company. BACK TO CBU CONNECTION Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Campus Ministry News

Alternative Spring Break: A Service "Staycation" in Memphis Looking for Spring Break plans? How about a three-day service "staycation" here in Memphis?  Serve alongside and partake in fellowship with students from the U of M and Rhodes. Service sites include: De La Salle Elementary School, Catholic Charities of Western Tennessee, and Saint Mary's Soup Kitchen. The cost is $50, which covers meals and a Grizzlies game on March... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017

Travel Photo Contest

International Student Services and Study Abroad announce the CBU Travel Photo Contest ! The contest is open to all students, faculty, and staff — categories for entries include: Best Bucs Go Abroad Photo Showcases your CBU Spirit while studying abroad (Abroad) Best Metropolitan Photo Highlights the creativity of architecture in metropolitan environments (U.S. & Abroad) Best Landscape/Nature Photo Focuses on the natural beauty found in landscapes around... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017

Faculty & Staff News

WELCOME TO NEW DIRECTOR OF PRINT SERVICES Genie Clarke has joined CBU as the new Director of Print Services.  "I am very excited to be a part of the CBU family," Genie says. "I come from a commercial printing background with ten years’ experience in graphic design as well as all aspects of both offset and digital printing. Going forward, I will be improving and expanding the Print Services department. I hope to make it a very important part of the CBU... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017

International Student Spotlight: Wenting Zhu

Wenting Zhu Does your name have special meaning? My Chinese name is Zhu Wenting. In Chinese, we put our last name first and first name last. Zhu is my family name. Wen means literature and quiet. Ting means graceful. Hometown: Wuxi, China Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Class Year: Senior Tell us about yourself: I am the only child. I like playing video games and my favorite is JX3 online. I also like music and I can play the Guzheng (Chinese string... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017

Peer Tutoring Available for CBU Students

Do you need academic support in one or more of your courses?  Don’t wait until you are overwhelmed!  CBU offers individualized Peer Tutoring free to CBU students and is available for many courses. Sign up for a Peer Tutor now to help you study for your midterms!  Make an account on our new scheduling system to set up your first tutoring appointment!   Instructions for getting set up can be found on the Peer Tutoring webpage.   If you have questions, please... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017

Library News

SAME PAGE NEWSLETTER The Spring 2017 edition of The Same Page , Plough Library's newsletter, is now available online . Learn about " Sifting Through Real News,  Alternative Facts, and Everything in Between," CBU's new access to The Chronicle of Higher Education and the HeinOnline political science database, and suggestions for novels that'll help you escape from reality (we all need that occasionally). RESEARCH PAPER REWRITE DAY Drop by Plough... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017

CBU in the News

CBU was lauded for its involvement with Shelby County Schools, particularly Maxine Smith STEAM Academy and Crosstown High School, in the "Memphasis" commentary column by Dan Conaway in The Daily News on February 17. The column, entitled " Publicly Advancing ," quoted President John Smarrelli and closed with Conaway's comment that "CBU isn’t retreating into ivy-covered towers or private classrooms; they are publicly engaging in their city and committing... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017

Upcoming Events

TRI-BETA TRIVIA NIGHT Come out and support  Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society as they present Trivia Night on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall!! Test your wits and have a good time with your friends! We will have prizes for the winners! Admission is $5 per person. Teams can consist of 2-5 players. THE VANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will welcome  Shaka Senghor , author of ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Monday, February 20, 2017