CBU Scores Big in College Rankings

USNews_logosCBU continues to claim its place among the Top Tier of Southern Universities according to U.S. News and World Reports 2016 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” CBU is ranked 27th of 127 schools included among the Regional Universities category in the U.S. News methodology, which is based upon classifications created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. U.S. News also ranks CBU ninth for Best Value and fourth for Campus Ethnic Diversity among its peers in the South. CBU was also ranked as an A+ School for B Students and among the Best Colleges for Veterans.” The CBU School of Engineering also continues to be ranked among the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the U.S. More info »»»

Best-Value-SchoolsCBU has also been ranked as a “Best Value Small College for a Business Administration Degree” by BestValueSchools.com. The ranking, which was published in July, was created using National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator data to identify the most affordable competitive small colleges in the U.S. for a degree in business or management. CBU, which ranked 19th among the Top 50, is noted for its seven different business options for a business degree.

September of Service: Week 3

BE AWESOME! VOLUNTEER FOR SEPTEMBER OF SERVICE!
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Congrats, CBU! In the first two weeks of September of Service, 141 volunteers have served over 500 hours at 13 Memphis agencies. Thanks to everyone who has come out and shown their CBU spirit! If you have signed up for a future project, please make SURE you can attend; we have had a lot of last-minute cancellations that hurt our ability to effectively serve our agencies.

Below are this week’s projects. Go to www.cbu.edu/sos to sign up. We have several openings for most of our events this week — but remember: Students, don’t miss class for SOS!
Monday 1:15-4:30 p.m. (3 of 5 spots left due to last-minute cancellations)
We will do yard work and wash windows for the Memphis Center for Independent Living, which assists persons with disabilities become integrated into the community. Contact Kierra Turner
Tuesday 3:20-6:00 p.m. (6 of 15 spots left)
We will serve Caritas Village by picking up trash around the Binghampton neighborhood. Caritas Village is a community center that provides services and creative outlets to the Binghampton neighborhood.
Wednesday 6:15-10:00 a.m. (5 of 16 spots left)
We will be serving at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen making sandwiches, chopping vegetables, serving food, sorting clothing, bagging toiletries and touring the church and learning the history of the soup kitchen, which has been operating continuously for 145 years.
Thursday 3:20-6:00 p.m. (6 of 17 spots left)
We will be assisting First Congregational Church where we will be painting, cleaning, and beautifying the new space for their pantry, community meals, and clothes closet. First Congregational Church provides religious, art, music, and food ministries as well as shared living spaces.
Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m. (4 of 15 spots left)
At Elmwood Cemetery, we will be cleaning headstones and monuments.
Saturday three shifts between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (1-2 spots left for each shift)
We will supervise the children’s area of games and bounce attractions at the Cooper-Young Festival.
Sunday 1:15-4:00 p.m. (Full now — but check in case of cancellations)
We will serve De La Salle Elementary School with campus beautification, painting, and organizing.

This is your chance to be awesome! Go to www.cbu.edu/sos and sign up! Watch your email for a confirmation request two days ahead of your event. And be sure to like www.facebook.com/septemberofservice, where all our pictures are posted.

LAST week, dozens of BUCs worked at seven local agencies. Members of the CBU family helped setup and cleanup for the farmers market at the Church Health Center; sorted toys at Harwood Center; sorted 4,000 pounds of food at the Mid-South Food Bank; weeded the sensory garden at SRVS; cleaned up with Literacy Mid-South after the Mid-South Book Festival; and assisted with a polo tournament for the Wings Cancer Foundation. Pictures of all these projects can be seen at www.facebook.com/septemberofservice.

This Week at CBU

SUSTAINABILITY COALITION YOGA CLASSES: Everyone needs a little “me” time, so CBU’s Sustainability Coalition is going to help you out, starting this Tuesday! Meredith Melvin, a yoga instructor from Delta Groove Yoga, will be teaching classes throughout September, October, and November. So, whether you’re just beginning or are experienced, come out for some fun and relaxation! Mark your calendars for September 15, September 29, October 6, November 3, November 10, and November 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Living learning Center Classroom. (There is no fixed fee, but donations are appreciated.)

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CBU CELEBRATES CONSTITUTION DAY 2015:
 To commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, members of the CBU Pre-Law Society will once again distribute free copies of the Constitution to the CBU community. Constitutions will be available Thursday, September 17 starting at 12:20 p.m., in front of Alfonso Dining Hall, while supplies last. It’s your Constitution, so here is your chance to read, consider, and discuss the most important legal document in our nation’s history. Any questions regarding Constitution Day may be sent to Dr. Karl Leib at kleib@cbu.edu.

PSI CHI ICE CREAM SOCIAL: The Psi Chi Psychology Club is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Hall Room 10 to discuss upcoming events as well as enjoying delicious ice cream. It will be fun, laid back, and psychological. All majors are welcome, so feel free to bring a friend!

galleonGALLEON INTEREST MEETING:  Interested in writing for CBU’s very FIRST digital news magazine? The Galleon is holding a general interest meeting this Thursday, September 17 to offer an overview of the upcoming news site and opportunities for any students interested in writing, photography, web development, design, or videography to get involved. St. Joseph Hall Room 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Unable to attend? No problem — contact editor Josh Colfer at jcolfer@cbu.edu to schedule an interview for a position on the editorial board.

rotaract_logoROTARACT CLUB MEETING:  Join Rotaract, a global community of young adults (ages 18 – 30) that takes action to make a positive change in the community. As a club at CBU, Rotaract does hands-on service projects every month, and engages in networking and professional development. Rotaract is a great resume builder and a perfect club to get to know not only the CBU campus but the greater Memphis community.  Everyone is invited to attend the Rotaract Club’s first Fall 2015 meeting on Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Buckman Hall 103. Follow Rotaract on Facebook for more information, or contact  Savannah Smith at ssmith47@cbu.edu.

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CBU CHEER CLINICS & TRYOUTS:
CBU Cheer will hold clinic sessions on Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, at the Kroc Center soccer arena, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tryouts for the squad will be Saturday, September 19 in Canale Arena at 6:00 p.m. Contact Kenzie Bergloff for more information at kenzie.bergloff@cbu.edu, (731) 212-2018 or (901) 321-3267.

tlap_dayINTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY: We are the Buccaneers, correct? Then let’s celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Saturday, September 19! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is the only holiday on the calendar that encourages people to babble like buccaneers for the sheer, anarchic fun of it. It’s been celebrated by millions of people on all seven continents – yes, even at the South Pole – and on the International Space Station! More info at www.talklikeapirate.com — including a map of all the parties, festivals and other piratical goings-on — including this one at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital!

cyfestCOOPER-YOUNG FESTIVAL:  The Cooper-Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association and sponsored by CBU, is Memphis’ most anticipated outdoor celebration. Held in Memphis’ largest historic district, the Cooper-Young Festival is this Saturday, September 19. In its 28th year, this event has grown tremendously and more than 130,000 guests will enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 435 artisans from around the country. The Cooper Young Festival is a true celebration of the arts, people, culture and Memphis heritage. The Roo and CBU are also providing shuttle service from the Central Parking Lot, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

MHIRT SYMPOSIUM: The students who participated in the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program during the summer will be presenting their summer abroad and research on Saturday, September 19. Everyone is invited to view this great work in Cooper-Wilson Center 105, 9:00 a.m. until noon. The symposium is FREE and open to the public. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. If you plan to attend breakfast and/or lunch, please RSVP to Julia Hanebrink at mhirtcbu@gmail.com before noon on Wednesday, September 16 so catering arrangements can be made. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the summer projects for 2016 to meet with students, learn more about the program, and find out how they can qualify for an all-expense paid international research experience! Applications will be accepted for next summer October 1 through December 18. For further information, visit www.cbu.edu/mhirt or email mhirtcbu@gmail.com.

Kudos

Dr. Bevalee Vitali ( Management/Marketing/Economics) gave a talk to the Greater Memphis Area Employee Benefits Council entitled “Happy Workplaces” on September 10.

Lady Buc midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’16) was named Player of the Week by the Gulf South Conference after she led the Lady Bucs to a 2-0 week. Rodrigues scored the first two goals of CBU’s 4-0 win over Rhodes, and she followed with an assist on the game-winning goal in the 2-1 win over Clayton State. The GSC Player of the Week award is the third of her career.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
• Pizza & Professionals: Thursday, September 17 in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall 211), 12:30-1:30 p.m. Learn more about Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the positions they currently recruit for, and enjoy free pizza!

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
 CBIZ-MHM, Tuesday, September 15
 Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck, Wednesday, September 16
 Watkins Uiberall, Thursday, September 17
 International Paper, Monday, September 21
 FedEx Internal Audit, Monday, October 5
See Career DireXions Newsletter for details »»» 

GRADUATE SCHOOL WEEK
• Graduate School Exams Strategy Sessions: 
Monday, September 21 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211). Tentative Schedule: (GMAT: 1:00-2:00)  (LSAT:  2:00-3:00)  (GRE:  3:00-4:00)
Graduate School Expo: Tuesday, September 22 in Canale Arena, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. More than 60 graduate and professionals schools are expected to attend to share information about their programs.  Open to all students in all grade levels, as well as alumni!  If you’re thinking about graduate school as an option, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to talk to these school representatives face-to-face!  Mark your calendar today!
 Graduate Admissions Test Drive – Individual Informational Meetings: Wednesday, September 23 in Buckman 217, 1:00-4:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to schedule a 15-minute individual appointment with our Kaplan representative to talk about your test results, get information on preparation classes, and more.  Come by the Career Services office (Buckman 207) to schedule your appointment time, or select a time through your CareerLinx account (look under the “events” tab, and select a time from the drop down menu associated with this event.)
“Get Into Graduate School” Panel/Luncheon: Thursday, September 24 in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Help Wanted!

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Join fellow CBU Community Members (students, alumni, faculty, and staff) to spread the news about CBU’s awesomeness at CBU’s Booth at the 2015 Cooper Young Festival on Saturday, September 19 – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Each shift is three hours (except the 5:00 p.m. one, which is a “break down” shift). All volunteers get a really cool CBU “Rooted in the Heart of Memphis” t-shirt and our undying gratitude. The CBU Booth is located in the middle of all the action at the corner of Cooper and Young. SIGN UP HERE! For more information, please email wsumnerw@cbu.edu.

Upcoming Events

MSA-dinner MSA’S EID-AL-ADHA DINNER: Join the Muslim Students’ Association for a traditional Arabian dinner! All students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate Eid al-Adha, a religious holiday which celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Ismaiel, his son, as an act of devotion to G-d. Admission is only $4.00 and covers a meal consisting of two grilled kebabs skewers, basmati rice, salad, hummus, pita, and a beverage. This dinner will be held on Friday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Buckman 358. Sign up HERE before 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22.

ALUMNI & FAMILY WEEKEND: On October 1-4, 2015, plan to celebrate at the Annual CBU Alumni & Family Weekend! Alumni & Family Weekend 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. Scheduled events include:
 Service Learning Panel & Luncheon Hosted by 2016  Lasallian Fellows
Hear from a panel of student leaders who are putting the mission of CBU into practice through involvement with student organizations, volunteerism, advocacy, faith practice, and community engagement.
 Alumni Career Panels: Pathways to Success
Hear from successful alumni working in the fields of STEM, Business, Healthcare, Arts, and Social Services about how they got where they are and how their CBU education impacted their professional and personal lives.
 Women’s Leadership Conference
The inaugural CBU Women’s Leadership Conference presented by Christian Brothers University’s Presidential Commission on Women will be a forum to promote women’s personal and professional development and advancement. Women working in academia and the public and private sectors will come together to educate and challenge each other through accomplished speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.
 World of Beers & Chili Cook-off
A favorite event of many alumni, the World of Beers is growing this year! We have added a chili cook-off to the evening’s festivities. All proceeds from the Cook-Off will go to the National Alumni Board’s Teaching Excellence Award.
 The Cannon Ball
Let down your hair, put on your dancing shoes, and celebrate! Live music, food and drink, and other surprise entertainment is in store!
FULL SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION ONLINE »»»

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CBU-DUNAVANT SYMPOSIUM: As part of Alumni & Family Weekend, CBU and the Rotary Club of Memphis East will present the CBU-Dunavant Symposium on Friday, October 2 with the theme of “Mentorship: Preparing Today’s Students for a Better Memphis.” A panel discussion with distinguished public servants will be conducted in Spain Auditorium starting at 9:30 a.m. Networking with area mentoring programs will follow in Canale Arena with lunch and a keynote address by Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States and Unit Chief for Strategic Communications in the External Relations Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. This event is free (with lunch provided), but registration is required — register online at www.cbu.edu/cbu-dunavant.

EVENING WITH THE LISIEUX COMMUNITY: The inaugural Evening with the Lisieux Community will be held on October 16 at the Kroc Center. WMC-TV anchor Joe Birch (’78) will introduce our audience to the compelling story of the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux and emcee the event, which kicks off with a word from founder and executive director Sandra Ferrell, whose passion fuels the organization’s efforts to help victims of abuse, sex trafficking and addictions. Lisieux residents will also share their experiences in the program, picking up the pieces and finding new paths. The award-winning Independent Lens film A Path Appears, which shines a light on sex trafficking and addiction and puts a human face on victims, will be screened. After the documentary, guests will enjoy an intermission featuring special desserts, coffee, and live music by The Zoo Girls in the theatre lobby. The intimate evening will end with a performance by John Kilzer, a Memphis-based singer-songwriter who overcame addictions while staying true to his vision as an artist. Kilzer will perform songs from Hide Away, his recent album for Archer Records. Tickets are available online for $25. More info is available at the Facebook Event page.

New Peer Tutoring Program this Fall

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The Office of Academic Services is now coordinating a Peer Tutoring Program. Peer tutors will be available for weekly meetings and will be paid. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good standing are eligible to apply to become tutors. Tutoring is free to ANY student who would like academic support. If you would like tutoring or would like to become a tutor, contact Ms. Justin Bowles at justin.bowles@cbu.edu or stop by Academic Services in Barry Hall 37.

Study Abroad Meeting Not To Be Missed

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Are you interested in Studying Abroad… and who doesn’t want to see the world?
Bring your questions to the Study Abroad meeting Thursday, September 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 358. We will discuss studying abroad and the two study trips: Chemistry of Cooking in San Sebastian, Spain in May and Remembrance of WWI in Paris and Belgium during spring break. Both satisfy a GER, and both offer regular and honors credit. LIMITED SCHOLARSHIPS AND STIPENDS UP TO $500 ARE AVAILABLE  FOR EARLY APPLICANTS for those who qualify. Deadlines have been extended to October 7 or until limited seats have been filled.

If you have any question about the two trips and/or studying abroad, go to www.cbu.edu/studyabroad, email studyabroad@cbu.edu, or come to the Study Abroad office in Buckman Hall 342 and 346.

Support CBU’s Running LVs!

lvs_run_logo_eLasallian Volunteers, alums, and supporters of the LV program are running in New York City on October 31, and it’s up to you to take the next step and support them — including CBU’s own Antwa’nae Briars (Psychology ’14), Matthew Billings (Civil Engineering ’15), Andrea Guyton (Psychology ’13), and Julia Kueter (History ’14), and Elizabeth DiPlacido, an LV from La Salle University who’s currently serving at De La Salle Elementary in Memphis!

In 2005, Lasallian Volunteer Adriana Rodriguez ran the New York City Marathon and a tradition began. Over the past ten years, countless numbers of Lasallian Volunteers have participated in LVs Run and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support their experience as LVs and the ministries they serve.

Interested in helping? All donations will help sponsor LV program such as scholarships, transportation, and anything else that would seem much harder to raise without the support of our Lasallian family! ANY donation amount is a special gift towards the LV Program and would be greatly appreciated!

Your support continues to have lasting impact on the lives of the Lasallian Volunteers and their ministries as they work to break the cycle of poverty through education. Click here to donate to the efforts of Antwa’nae, Matthew, Andrea, Julia, and Elizabeth!

Student Activities Council

Interested in serving on the 2015-2015 Student Activities Council of SGA? The Student Activities Council (SAC) is a student-led programming board that coordinates and executes events at CBU that focus on promoting fun and creating pride in our University. Learn more and apply today at www.cbu.edu/student-activities-council!  Applications are due by Wednesday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. Questions? Contact Sushma Kalava at vkalava@cbu.edu.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Profile

Highlighting successful Hispanic professionals during Hispanic Heritage Month

andradeDr. Juan Andrade was born in Brownwood, TX. His parents, born of Mexican ancestry, never got to finish primary school, but they always stressed education. During his childhood and adolescence, he helped his family by selling newspapers for lunch money, working in restaurants for clothes, and working in meatpacking plants for college money. He also worked as a farm worker, picking cotton and hoeing weeds in fields of cabbage, watermelon, cantaloupe, and peanuts. Without letting his financial situation define his educational achievement, he went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University, a master’s in Education from Antioch College, an educational specialist and doctoral degrees from Northern Illinois University, and a post-doctorate master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago. Shortly after finishing college, Dr. Andrade spent his time as a teacher in the state of Texas until he was fired and incarcerated for speaking Spanish to his students. Dr. Andrade then left Texas and relocated to Chicago, where he worked as a political commentator and columnist until he co-founded the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI). USHLI promotes education and leadership development and conducting research on the social, economic, cultural, and political implications of Latino population growth. “Doc,” as he is known by his friends, gives this piece of advice to students everywhere: “Remember, success is not measured by how high you climb, but how wide you can reach. So reach wide and the height will take care of itself.”

CBU’s Got Talent!

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Are you a performer of any kind?! If so, the Black Student Association is looking for students and faculty/staff who are interested in participating in the annual “CBU’s Got Talent” Talent Show. This event is open to ALL CBU students and faculty/staff. You can participate in groups or individuals and ALL talents are welcome! If you have any questions about the show or would like to sign up for auditions, please contact bsa.cbu@gmail.com!

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (4-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/08: Bucs 2,  Ouachita Baptist University 1 (at Signaigo Field)
09/11: Bucs 2,  Lindenwood University 1 (at St. Charles, MO)
09/13: Bucs 3,  University of Montevallo 1 (at Signaigo Field)

WOMEN’S SOCCER (3-1, 0-0 GSC)
09/11: Lady Bucs 5,  St. Leo University 2 (at Livingston, AL)

09/13: Lady Bucs 0, University of Montevallo 1 (OT; at Montevallo, AL)
VOLLEYBALL (3-3, 0-0 GSC)
09/11: Lady Bucs 0Rockhurst University 3 (at Kansas City, MO)
09/11: Lady Bucs 3, Henderson State University 0 (at Kansas City, MO)
09/12: Lady Bucs 0, Winona State University 3 (at Kansas City, MO)
09/12: Lady Bucs 3, Oklahoma Baptist University 1 (at Kansas City, MO)
CROSS COUNTRY
09/12: UAH/Earl Jacoby Memorial (at New Market, AL) Bucs 6th of 9 teams, led by Eric Jaramillo (21st of 81; 27:59.24); Lady Bucs 4th of 7 teams, led by Abby Moore (2nd of 64; 19:56.72)
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09/09: Labor Day Intercollegiate (at Fairview Heights, IL) Bucs 4th of 12 teams, led by Parker Sewell (5th; 78-78-72 223)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER
09/16: Union University (Jackson, TN; 7:00 p.m.)
09/19: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 4:00 p.m.)

WOMEN’S SOCCER
09/18: Valdosta State University (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)

09/20: University of West Georgia (Signaigo Field; 12:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL 
09/15: Shorter University (Rome, GA; 6:00 p.m.)
09/17: Union University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
09/19: Mississippi College (Clinton, MS; 1:00 p.m.)

September of Service: Week 2

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September of Service is Off to a Great Start! 
Dozens of volunteers worked at seven local agencies during the first week of September of Service. CBUers and their friends and family members tidied a golf course for Memphis Athletic Ministries; organized shelves at Habitat For Humanity ReStore; helped clients of Alzheimers Day Services; cleaned and organized at Dorothy Day House of Hospitality; cleaned toys and rolled silverware at Target House at St. Jude (pictured above); cleaned cages and played with the animals at Collierville Animal Services; and provided hospitality for clients of Manna House, which serves homeless individuals. Pictures of these projects and the SOS kickoff can be seen at www.facebook.com/SeptemberofService.

Below are this week’s projects — go to www.cbu.edu/sos to sign up. We have several openings for most of our events this week — but remember students, don’t miss class for SOS!

Tuesday 12:30-3:30 p.m. (3 of 8 spots left) — We will assist the Church Health Center at their farmers market. The Church Health Center provides free health care to working Memphians who do not have insurance.
Wednesday 12:15-3:00 p.m. (4 of 8 spots left) — We will be serving at Harwood Center cleaning toys and doing other tasks for the children served by the agency. Harwood helps children with developmental disabilities.
Thursday 12:30-4:00 p.m. (35 of 50 spots left) — We will sort food at the Mid-South Food Bank, whose mission is to assist those in the Mid-South who are food insecure.
Friday 12:30-4:00 p.m. (32 of 35 spots left) — We will we be weeding the Sensory Garden and other tasks at SRVS. SRVS helps adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Saturday 4:15-7:00 p.m. (12 of 30 spots left) — We will help clean up after the Mid-South Book Festival, which benefits Literacy MidSouth, an organization that helps Memphians learn to read.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (FULL) — We will assist WINGS Cancer Foundation with their annual polo tournament. Volunteers can dress up for this one!

Go to the September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds webpage at www.cbu.edu/sos and sign up for your favorite events. We appreciate your service for our community and we’ll see you soon! And be sure to like facebook.com/septemberofservice.

Way to go, CBU — let’s make Week 2 even better than Week 1!

This Week at CBU

THEATRE AUDITIONS: The Theatre Department will be holding auditions for the fall play, A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, on September 8 at 7:00 p.m., September 9 at 4:00 p.m., and September 10 at 2:00 p.m. Auditions will be held in the theater. We will be doing cold readings from various scripts. Please bring schedule conflicts. About the play: Greg, a man on the verge of a mid-life crisis, falls in love with a stray dog (played by a woman) and brings her home. Greg’s wife doesn’t want the dog and will have nothing to do with it; but he has fallen head over heels for his new canine friend, Sylvia, and she becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. You’ll be laughing out loud while getting the straight “poop from the pooch” in this hilarious and touching comedy by A.R. Gurney. Roles available are:

  • SYLVIA (F) — The dog. Cute, sexy, spunky, sarcastic, full of youthful exuberance. A physical role – requires crouching, crawling, jumping, etc. Robin Williams type character.
  • TOM (M) — Dog lover, a good natured guy who is a little too proud of Bowser, full of confidence.
  • LESLIE (M or F) — a marriage counselor-Role will be played in drag.  Former MR CBU contestants are welcome to audition.
  • PHYLLIS (F) — Upper west side, socialite from New York, drinks a little too much, best friend to Kate.

The roles of Greg and Kate have already been cast. For more information contact Professor Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu.

MEET THE POODLES WEEK:  The Pi Pi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is hosting “Meet the Poodles” Week, September 8-11. All activities are free and open to the public. Also, you do not have to be interested in joining the sorority to come to the fun-filled activities. For more information, visit www.sgrho1922.org or email the chapter at pipisgrho1922@gmail.com.
• Tuesday, September 8: PIe Day (All Things π) – Free food and music in Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 9: Stress Free Me (Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Dat) – Come out to Ieam to manage stress and make your own personal stress ball! Buckman Hall 103, 7:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 10: Meet the Poodles Table – Outside of Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 10: Meet the Poodles Informational – Buckman Hall 217, 7:22 p.m.
• Friday, September 11: T.G.I.FRHO-ZEN – FRHOzen treats outside of Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PHI ALPHA DELTA INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Come see what the new CBU Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity has to offer as Memphis’s first PAD undergrad chapter on Tuesday, September 8 in Beckman Hall 102, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Learn about PAD’s purpose and mission for the year and meet the Executive Board for Phi Alpha Delta, who will be prepared to answer any questions. All majors are welcome. For more information, contact CBUPAD2015@gmail.com.

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NATIONAL PANHELLENIC ROUNDTABLE:
The National Panhellenic Council will host a Roundtable Discussion for those students who are interested in learning more about a specific organization, requirements, intake practices, community service initiatives,  upcoming informationals, etc. on Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall). Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding NPHC activities, please contact Ian A. Boyd at iboyd@cbu.edu or Zachary Knight at zknight@cbu.edu.

MSA WELCOME BACK MEETING/DISCUSSION: Come join the Muslim Student Association on Wednesday, September 9 for a presentation/discussion about Islam’s view of and relationship with other faiths, mainly Abrahamic religions (Judaism/Christianity). All faith backgrounds are welcome to come and participate! Buckman Hall 103, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

DODGEBALL: Looking to relieve some stress from papers, exams, and studying? Well, come out and channel that energy as the men of the Alpha Beta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. host Dodgeball on Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Canale Arena.

trivia_tvALUMNI TRIVIA WITH BROTHER IGGY: Join CBUnited Alumni Association on Friday, September 11 in  Alfonso Dining Hall for Trivia Night with CBU’s own trivia-master, Brother Ignatius BrownDoors at 6:30 p.m. First question at 7:00 p.m. Register your team of six for $15 per person — only $5 per person for current CBU students! Community tables will be available for individuals and walk-ins. Prizes will be awarded to all members of the first and second place teams. For more information and to register, visit cbu.edu/alumni-trivia.

Kudos

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Robert Buckman
(Board of Trustees) was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by Furman University at its annual fall convocation in Greenville, SC last weekend. “Throughout his life, Bob has encouraged the old to embrace the new, and kept the new guided by the old,” Furman cited in the award. “In short, he has made the revolutionary abide.” Buckman and his wife, former trustee Joyce Mollerup, (pictured above) were both awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree by CBU in 2014. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Rhodes College, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from North Carolina State University, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Danielle Reid (Business Administration, Pre-Law ’16), a member of the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, received the following awards on September 5 at the Best in Black Awards:
• Event Planner of the Year (2nd year in a row)
• Best Consultant/Professional Service
• Rising Star

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CBU Honors Program filmmakers Cathy HolmesBecky Wauford, and Trey McGinnis, were proud (and surprised) winners this weekend when their film “Memphis is Rockin’” took the grand prize of $500 and a cool trophy in the Memphis Rocks category of the On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival. The Memphis Rocks category is sponsored by the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, which invites all Memphians to submit five-minute films about what they think makes Memphis rock. This is the third year in a row the CBU Honors Program has submitted a winning film but the first year there was some cold hard cash on the line, never a bad thing for college students. Congrats to Becky, Trey, and Cathy, whose film can be seen here, and to Josh Colfer, CBU’s social media guru, who also entered a film about CBU in the contest.

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The Physician Assistant Historical Society is featuring the CBU Physician Assistant Studies Program on its homepage for the month of September. The photo above from the website features CBU students interacting with UT College of Dentistry students in the Make a Splash community service event, which is cosponsored by Methodist/LeBonheur and the MERI Center.

The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. won Best Fraternity and Best Sorority Awards at the Best in Black Awards on September 5.

Welcome to CBU

Jennifer Alejo has joined the CBU family as the Director of Cultural Enrollment Initiatives. Jennifer will recruit Latino and international students, and she will also serve as the advisor for Hola CBU. Before coming to CBU, Jennifer was the Director of College Access and Success for Abriendo Puertas and Latino Memphis. There, she worked with multi-cultural students throughout the metro area as they pursued the post-secondary application process, and she worked with multi-cultural students in post-secondary institutions to ensure retention and provide students with networking and career opportunities.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK:
Pizza & Professionals: Thursday, September 10 in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall 211), 12:30-1:30 p.m. Join Career Services for this “employer spotlight” series. Learn more about Northwestern Mutual, the positions they currently recruit for, and enjoy free pizza!

NEXT WEEK:
• Pizza & Professionals: Thursday, September 17 in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall 211), 12:30-1:30 p.m. Learn more about Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the positions they currently recruit for, and enjoy free pizza!

GRADUATE SCHOOL WEEK:
• Graduate School Exams Strategy Sessions: 
Monday, September 21 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211). Tentative Schedule: (GMAT: 1:00-2:00)  (LSAT:  2:00-3:00)  (GRE:  3:00-4:00)
Graduate School Expo: Tuesday, September 22 in Canale Arena, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. More than 60 graduate and professionals schools are expected to attend to share information about their programs.  Open to all students in all grade levels, as well as alumni!  If you’re thinking about graduate school as an option, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to talk to these school representatives face-to-face!  Mark your calendar today!
 Graduate Admissions Test Drive – Individual Informational Meetings: Wednesday, September 23 in Buckman 217, 1:00-4:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to schedule a 15-minute individual appointment with our Kaplan representative to talk about your test results, get information on preparation classes, and more.  Come by the Career Services office (Buckman 207) to schedule your appointment time, or select a time through your CareerLinx account (look under the “events” tab, and select a time from the drop down menu associated with this event.)
“Get Into Graduate School” Panel/Luncheon: Thursday, September 24 in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Sustainability at CBU

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Recycling containers can be found in all of the main academic buildings. Student residents can place their recyclables in the large green recycling dumpster behind O’Hara Hall. Please be sure to carefully follow the guidelines, as contamination of non-recyclable material can mean the entire collection for the week goes to the landfill — namely, we do not recycle glass. Commuters can find information on recycling at home here.

Visit CBU’s website for more information about sustainability and recycling at CBU. Or email your questions to sustainability@cbu.edu.

 

Spice Up the School Year

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Spice up the school year by studying abroad. We have two trips scheduled: Chemistry of Cooking and Remembrance of WWI.

Love to cook? Love to eat? Or, do both? Then the Chemistry of Cooking is the trip for you. Learn basic chemistry principles in the kitchen! Also, explore Europe’s top culinary city of San Sebastian, Spain, and see amazing sites like the Bay Biscay. Not to mention tasting different foods. This trip is right after graduation in May 2016.

Are you a history buff? Then Remembrance of WWI is for you. Travel through Paris and visit Belgium to see WWI battle sites. Explore both countries and visit amazing sight like the Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dame Cathedral. This trip is during Spring Break of 2016.

Both trips are open to everyone from freshmen to seniors, but sign up fast as space is limited.

If you are interested and want to learn more, visit www.cbu.edu/studyabroad, drop an email to studyabroad@cbu.edu, or come by the Study Abroad office in Buckman Hall 342 and 346. You can also email Dr. Anthony Trimboli at atrimbol@cbu.edu if you are interested in the Chemistry of Cooking or Dr. Neal Palmer at npalmer@cbu.edu for the Remembrance of WWI.

Are You Planning to Graduate This Year?

If you plan to graduate during the 2015-16 academic year it is very important that complete an “Intent to Graduate” application. Application deadlines are as follows:

December 2015 Graduates: September 15, 2015
May 2016 and August 2016 Graduates: December 1, 2015

Degrees cannot be conferred without an “Intent to Graduate” application and the appropriate approvals. If you haven’t already done so, please file your intent immediately!

Peer Mentoring Program

Are you interested in taking charge of your education? Do you want an accountability partner? Would you like additional support in regards to academics, the CBU community and campus, or networking opportunities? Do you want to build strong relationships with your peers? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then the Peer Mentoring program is for you! Applications are currently being accepted for students interested in taking charge of their education and having a peer mentor this semester. You can submit your application online and address any questions to Shelby Roberts in Academic Services, Barry Hall 37.

Upcoming Events

CBU CELEBRATES CONSTITUTION DAY 2015: To commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, members of the CBU Pre-Law Society will once again distribute free copies of the Constitution to the CBU community. Constitutions will be available Thursday, September 17 starting at 12:20 p.m., in front of Alfonso Dining Hall, while supplies last. It’s your Constitution, so here is your chance to read, consider, and discuss the most important legal document in our nation’s history. Any questions regarding Constitution Day may be sent to Dr. Karl Leib at kleib@cbu.edu.

MHIRT SYMPOSIUM: The students who participated in the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program during the summer will be presenting their summer abroad and research on Saturday, September 19. Everyone is invited to view this great work in Cooper-Wilson Center 105, 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Also you can find out if this program is right for you — applications will be accepted for next summer on  October 1 through December 18. Don’t let this all-expenses-paid summer research opportunity slip away! For further information, visit www.cbu.edu/mhirt or email mhirtcbu@gmail.com.

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MSA’S EID-AL-ADHA DINNER:
 Join the Muslim Students’ Association for a traditional Arabian dinner! All students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate Eid al-Adha, a religious holiday which celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Ismaiel, his son, as an act of devotion to G-d. Admission is only $4.00 and covers a meal consisting of two grilled kebabs skewers, basmati rice, salad, hummus, pita, and a beverage. This dinner will be held on Friday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Buckman 358. Sign up HERE before 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (1-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/05: Bucs 2,  Bethel University 0 (at Signaigo Field)

WOMEN’S SOCCER (2-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/03: Lady Bucs 4,  Rhodes College 0 (at Signaigo Field)

09/05: Lady Bucs 2, Clayton State University 1 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (1-1, 0-0 GSC)
09/05: Lady Bucs 0, Lindenwood University 3 (at Canale Arena)
09/05: Lady Bucs 3, Bellarmine University 2 (at Canale Arena)
CROSS COUNTRY
09/05: Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic (at Mike Rose Soccer Complex) Bucs 19th of 26 teams, led by Eric Jaramillo (101st of 258; 22:06.40); Lady Bucs 23rd of 26 teams, led by Abby Moore (95th of 249; 20:14.31)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER
09/08: Ouachita Baptist University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/11: Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO; 7:00 p.m.)
09/13: University of Montevallo (Signaigo Field; 2:00 p.m.)

WOMEN’S SOCCER
09/11: St. Leo University (Livingston, AL; 11:00 a.m.)

09/13: University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL; 12:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL 
09/11: Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO; 12:00 p.m.)
09/11: Henderson State University (Kansas City, MO; 7:30 p.m.)
09/12: Winona State University (Kansas City, MO; 9:30 a.m.)
09/12: Oklahoma Baptist University (Kansas City, MO; 2:30 p.m.)
CROSS COUNTRY
09/12: UAH/Earl Jacoby Memorial (New Market, AL; 9:00 a.m.)

CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2016

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CBU has named (above l-r) Mustafa Hmood (History ’16), Ian Boyd (English ’16), Sara Swisher (English ’16), Kierra Turner (Accounting ’16) and Rebecca Wauford (Mechanical Engineering ’16) as its 2016 Class of CBU Lasallian Fellows. The 2016 Fellows were introduced to the CBU Community at the Academic Convocation on August 27 (pictured above with Dr. John Smarrelli, CBU President).

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

Upon graduation, the Fellows will be awarded $10,000 as a means of perpetuating their work in the community. The Fellowships are made possible through the creative generosity of Joyce Mollerup and Robert Buckman. (They also now appear, much larger than life, on the west wall of the Thomas Center.)

September of Service: Week 1

September of Service Kickoff was a Success!!
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WOW! What a kickoff on Friday: We already have 225 of our September of Service spots filled! We also had a very successful Lifeblood drive, collecting 23 units of blood (the potential to save 69 lives right here in our community). Way to go, CBU! 

Now, let’s ‘CBU up’ to fill the other 600 or so volunteer spots. Go to www.cbu.edu/sos to sign up. We have several openings for most of our events this week — but remember, don’t miss class for S.O.S.!

Tuesday 8:00-11:00 a.m. (29 spots left) We will mow, pick up sticks and debris, and perform other tasks to clean up the golf course used for the golf program at Memphis Athletic Ministries. MAM’s mission is to help build godly youth in under-resourced neighborhoods by teaching them to love God, love others and love themselves.
Wednesday 1:00-4:00 p.m. (14 spots left) We will be serving at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, sorting and organizing donations, stocking the shelves, assisting customers, maybe testing appliances (get ready to plug stuff in), and more. Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities, and hope in the U.S. and around the world.
Thursday 12:30-4:00 p.m. (full) We will work with the clients of Alzheimers Day Services in a therapeutic activity program that helps improve their cognitive skills, communication, and socialization. Alzheimer’s Day Services helps persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders live their lives with dignity and respect while providing relief to their caregivers and support for their families.
Friday 12:15-3:30 p.m. (9 spots left) We will we be at at Dorothy Day House of Hospitality cleaning windows, organizing donations, and assisting with the upkeep of the grounds and other yard work. The Dorothy Day House addresses homelessness by keeping families together while they work to solve their problems.
• Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (3 spots left) We will clean toys, roll silverware, set up craft projects, and other tasks at at Target House at St. Jude. Target House provides no-cost, long-term housing and care for pediatric patients and their families.
Sunday 10:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (1 spot left) We will be at at Collierville Animal Services, doing some yard work, cleaning, and possibly walking some dogs!

 

Go to our September of Service page at www.cbu.edu/sos and sign up for our events. We appreciate your service for our community and we’ll see you soon! And be sure to like CBU S.O.S. on Facebook — kickoff pictures will be posted soon.

This Week at CBU

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VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE:
The Student Government Association and other registered student organizations will be hosting a Voter Registration Drive September 1-8, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. Please look for tables outside of the Cooper-Wilson Center, Buckman Hall, Alfonso Dining Hall, and the Buc. If you have any questions about the upcoming elections, please stop by and ask because Your Vote Counts!

NAACP WEEK: The CBU NAACP Chapter is celebrating NAACP Week, August 31-September 4. Events will include:
• August 31: “The Hunt” Begins —  Still want to register for the NAACP scavenger hunt? It’s not too late! Email naacp@cbu.edu. Single Registration is $2; Group Registration (3-5) is $5.
• September 1: Voter Registration Drive & Community Conversation — Get Registered to Vote (see above), 11:00-2:00, and then meet in Sabbatini Lounge at 5:30 p.m. to talk with MPD’s Command Staff and the Tri-State Defender newspaper about what happens when social justice issues arise and what we can do to help.
• September 2: #IMATTER Campaign — Post your favorite photo, use the hashtag #I MATTER, and tag @NAACPCBU on Twitter and @naacpatcbu on Instagram. Don’t forget to say why YOU matter!
• September 3: Voter Registration Drive — Miss out on Tuesday? Stop by Alfonso, the Bue, Buckman Hall, or Cooper-­Wilson to Register to Vote!
• September 4: Pep Rally —  Come celebrate the NAACP’s first anniversary at CBU in the Buckman Quad with food, performances and games! 2:30-5:00 p.m.

30 IN 30 BACKPACK DRIVE: The Most Elegant Ladies of the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be kicking off their first annual “30 in 30″ Backpack Drive on Tuesday, September 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. The purpose of this event is to provide 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to underprivileged students at Double Tree Elementary School. A table will be set up every day this month to accept donations of any sort (i.e., school supplies, lightly used backpacks, etc.). The event will conclude on September 30 (hence the “30 in 30″). Please help to support the school and students in any way possible — your participation will be greatly appreciated!

SO YOU WANT TO BE A <FILL IN THE BLANK>: Dr. Linda Pifer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will present “So You Want to be a Clinical Laboratory Scientist,” the first in a series of presentations regarding graduate-level healthcare professions, on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 122. Refreshments (provided by Mama D’s) will be served at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Stan Eisen, Director of Preprofessional Health Programs, at (901) 321-3447 or seisen@cbu.edu.

ZINGO: Did the Bookstore wipe you clean of extra funds? Still in need of school supplies? Well, you are in luck! The Alluring Ladies of Alpha Mu of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. are hosting their second annual Zingo night on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Hall 10. You can win an array of school supplies and items to help you get through the remainder of the school year. Did we forget to mention its’ absolutely FREE! Everyone is invited and encouraged to come and win awesome school supplies.

Academic Convocation Awards

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Congratulations to faculty and students who were honored at the Academic Convocation on August 27:
Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe (Electrical & Computer Engineering) was the recipient of the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award for 2015-16. The award — the highest presented by the University to faculty or staff — annually honors a CBU educator, nominated by his/her peers, who exemplifies the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle in the 21st century. Recipients must have been a Lasallian educator for at least five years, be actively involved in fostering the mission of Lasallian education, exemplify in his/her life the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the Lasallian tradition.
Mrs. Cathy Grilli (Mathematics) was the recipient of the Dr. Marguerite Cooper Distinguished Faculty Award, presented annually by the School of Sciences.
• Dr. Jeffrey Gross (Literature & Languages) was awarded the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.
• Dr. James Moore (Biology) was awarded the Outstanding New Academic Advisor Award.
• Peter Bursi (Accounting ’18), Damini Patel (Biochemistry ’17), and Natalie Sterling (Liberal Studies ’17) were honored as Outstanding CARLs of the Year by the Office of Academic Services.
• John Dawson (Business Administration ’16), Rakesha Gray (English ’17), and Angel Rodriguez (Cybersecurity ’18) were honored by the Division of Student Life with the CBU Spirit Award.

Endowed Faculty Chairs were awarded to:
• The Harry B. Solmson Chair Of Business Administration was awarded to Dr. Bevalee Vitali (Management/Marketing/Economics).
• The Morrie A. & Lillian Moss Chair In Accounting was awarded to Dr. Jennifer Weske (Accounting).
• The Harold R. Krelstein Chair In Performing Arts & Communications was awarded to Nick Peña (Visual & Performing Arts).
• The Dr. John J. Shea Chair In Science & Mathematics was awarded to Dr. John Varriano (Physics & Natural Science).
• The Brother Bernard LoCoco Presidential Chair was awarded to Dr. Karen Golightly (Literature & Languages).
• The J. Everett Pidgeon Chair was awarded to Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical & Computer Engineering).

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS from the Academic Convocation (and also Service Awards from the Community Convocation on August 20) are available on the CBU Flickr site.