SOS: Week Two Report

SOS-ers with baby blankets they made for Small Beginnings.

SOS-ers with baby blankets they made for Small Beginnings.

Congratulations, CBU!! In only two weeks we have served 730 hours in the Memphis community!

In week two of September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds. we visited with residents of Jewish Nursing Home and Rehab, made cookie-mix-in-a-jar with residents of Ave Maria Home, worked the Birthright phone-a-thon, did art and other activities with people with disabilities at SRVS, ran activities for students at the Boys and Girls Club, organized and beautified at Gestalt Community School, and made fourteen baby blankets for Small Beginnings, an organization that serves mothers of premature babies.

This week, we will serve dinner with Friends For Life  to persons living with HIV/AIDS,  help around the office at Memphis Child Advocacy Center, do a variety of on-campus projects right here at CBU, throw a Pirate Party at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital to celebrate “Talk Like a Pirate” day (don’t they mean Buccaneer??), execute an interior design plan (paint, hang pictures and clean) at the Memphis Urban League, clean up McKellar Lake with the Memphis River Warriors, and spend time with the residents of Catholic Charities Genesis House, a home for individuals with mental illness and addictions.

Party!! Save the Finale Date: Noon, Saturday, October 5! Remember, for every day you serve you get a chance to win some fun prizes (not a car!) at our S.O.S. Finale on Saturday, October 5 in Boshwit Courtyard. Make plans now to attend!

New for 2013: ROGUE SOSing!  This year we are adding a new dimension to SOS. If you can’t join us for one of our scheduled service projects, we welcome you to don your SOS shirt, serve your community (wherever you are in the world), and post your good deed (including a picture) to our Facebook page. Don’t have an SOS shirt? Make a sign! Don’t have a sign? SOS anyway!!!!

Like CBU’s September of Service on Facebook, follow SOS on Twitter and check out the website at


CBU’s TN Theta chapter of Alpha Chi has been informed that it will receive the Star Chapter Award for the sixth time at during the interdisciplinary honor. Star Chapters are named each academic year based upon a number of criteria, including attendance and presentations at regional or national conventions and an annual scholarly program sponsored on campus during the academic year. The chapter will be officially recognized at Alpha Chi’s National Convention in St. Louis in March 2014.

Career Services Calendar

 September 17: Mock Interview Day, sign-up for a mock interview time runs from September 1 to September 13, Buckman 207, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 September 18: First Impressions Series: Image Is Everything: Professional Business Etiquette, St. Jospeh 10, 6:00–7:00 p.m., arrive at 5:45 for dinner.
 September 19: Career Power Half Hour: Career Expo 101, Buckman 102, 1:00–1:30 p.m.

 September 24: Career & Internship Expo, Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 September 26: Graduate School Expo, Canale Arena, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For more info, contact Career Services at (9012) 321-3330 or

Constitution Day

CBU celebrates U.S. Constitution Day with a brown-bag roundtable discussion, “Why We Need A Constitution,” on Tuesday, September 17, 12:30-1:30pm, in Kenrick 200. As the public and government officials debate policy and questions of war and peace, we ask how the Constitution is still relevant. Do we still need it, and if so why is it still important? Everyone is welcome! Questions about Constitution Day may be sent to Dr Karl Leib at

Trivia Night with Brother Ignatius

trivia_tvTrivia Night with Brother Ignatius is back! Join the Alumni Association on Friday, September 20 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the first question is fired off at 7:30 p.m. BYOB/BYOF (food and drink); free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available. Teams are comprised of 6-8 people. Community tables will be available for individuals and walk-ins. All members of first and second place teams will receive prizes. Pre-register your team on or before September 18 for $15 per person; after September 18, registration is $20 per person. CBU students can register for $5 per person. All proceeds benefit the National Alumni Association Scholarship. More info is available at the Online Registration Form.

MHIRT Projects Symposium

The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2013 projects will be held Saturday, October 5, 9:00 a.m.-noon, in Cooper-Wilson 105. Students who participated in the 2013 projects will be presenting the results from their summer international research experiences in Brazil and Uganda.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects for 2014 to meet with students and learn more about the program, and how they can qualify for an all-expense paid research experience. The presentation schedule is forthcoming.

If you plan to attend, RSVP to Julia Hanebrink at To learn more, visit


Eat, Pray, Discuss

On the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, several members of the faculty and staff gathered to Eat, Pray, Discuss. Faculty and staff who were unable to attend are invited to mark their calendars for future Eat, Pray, Discuss meetings this semester.

  • Tuesday, October 1; 12:20-1:50 p.m.
  • Monday, November 18; 4:50-6:30 p.m.

For more information about these events, email

St. Ann Special Athletes Fun Day

The 22nd annual St. Ann Special Athletes Fun Day will be on Saturday, October 5 at Christian Brothers High School (5900 Walnut Grove Road). Approximately 125 special athletes will participate in a day filled with smiles, cheers and hugs.

This is a day of fun and fellowship for special children and adults of the Memphis area. Ranging in age from six years old to adults, these special people will compete in a number of track and field events, including the 25-meter dash, softball throw, soccer kick, Frisbee throw, and bean toss, as well as events for wheelchair participants. Registration and check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and opening ceremonies will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Athletes from every school and church throughout the Memphis area have been invited to participate and every athlete will receive ribbons in each event they participate in.  Cheerleaders from area schools will also be there to cheer special athletes as they receive their participation ribbons.

The St. Ann Special Athletes Fun Day began 22 years ago as a ministry of St. Ann Church in Bartlett for physically and mentally handicapped citizens. “This ministry is very blessed because our athletes give back to us far more than we could ever give them,” said Eddie Robinson, chairman.

Volunteers from Christian Brothers University, St. Ann Church and School, Christian Brothers High School, and the Knights of Columbus Council 7170, among other organizations, will be on hand to help. Those individuals or groups who would like to volunteer to help should call Eddie Robinson at (901) 371-9091. “We want to make this a truly ecumenical event and appreciate any assistance you can give us,” said Robinson.

Upcoming Events

• INSIDE-OUT FALL FESTIVAL: Coming this October, Plough Library is launching its inaugural Inside-Out Fall Festival! On October 9, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad, we’ll have food, music, games, and prizes. Meet your friendly library staff and learn more about the resources and services Plough Library has to offer.

• COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President for faculty and staff is Thursday, October 31 in the University Theater, 12:45-1:30 p.m. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss matters of relevance,  large and small, in an informal setting.

 PRIVATE EYES: The CBU Theatre production of Steven Dietz’ Private Eyes will be staged October 31-November 2 at 7:30 p.m. and November 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Private Eyes is a comedic roller-coaster ride between truths and lies, filled with surprises and misdirection. The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious relationship thriller about love and the power of deception. Click here for a synopsis. The cast includes Nic PicouChelsea SmithersAlani Lee DeniseKierra Turner and Cale BaskinSeating is limited and reservations must be made in order to guarantee seating.  Students, staff and faculty of CBU will receive an email link for reservations. Others may reserve seats by emailing the director at General admission is $ 5.00; CBU staff, faculty and students pay only $1.00.

Buccaneer Bulletin

MEN’S SOCCER (1-3, 0-2 GSC)
09/13: Bucs 2, West Florida 4 (at Signaigo Field)
09/15: Bucs 0, West Alabama 3  (at Signaigo Field)

WOMEN’S SOCCER (3-0-1, 0-0 GSC)
09/13: Lady Bucs 4, Lyon College 0 (at Batesville, AR)
09/15: Lady Bucs 3, Harding University 0 (at Searcy, AR)

09/13: Lady Bucs 2, Harding University 3 (at Florence, AL)
09/13: Lady Bucs 0, Missouri S & T 3 (at Florence, AL)
09/14: Lady Bucs 0, Rollins College 3 (at Florence, AL)
09/14: Lady Bucs 2, Missouri-St. Louis 3 (at Florence, AL)

09/14: Fleet Feet Sports/Earl Jacoby Memorial (at Huntsville, AL) Bucs 5th of 8 teams; Jacob Carey led the Bucs (13th of 63, 27:30.7); Lady Bucs 6th of 8 teams; Cali Copsey led the Lady Bucs (26th of 66, 21:19.4).

09/20: Lee University (Cleveland, TN; 6:00 p.m.)
09/22: Shorter University (Rome, GA; 3:00 p.m.)

09/20: University of West Georgia (Signaigo Field; 6:00 p.m.)
09/22: Valdosta State University (Signaigo Field; 12:00 p.m.)

09/17: Union University (Jackson, TN; 7:00 p.m.)

09/14: Freed-Hardeman Fall Invitational (Covington CC; Covington, TN)