Student Life & Recreation News

Memphis Grizzlies Game this Saturday
Congratulations to those receiving a Memphis Grizzlies v. Milwaukee Bucks tickets for this Saturday, February 1. Please remember to bring your ID to pick up your ticket in the Student Life Office, Rozier Hall, Monday – Friday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Please contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu with any questions.

Intramural Basketball
Intramural Basketball is set to start this week. Visit www.tinyurl.com/cburecreation for basketball schedule, power rankings and more.

Celebrating Our Christian Brothers’ Jubilee Years

Three of CBU’s De La Salle Christian Brothers are celebrating the Jubilee anniversaries of their profession as Brothers this year.

Brother Joel Baumeyer is celebrating his 60-year Jubilee. A member of faculty for 35 years, Br. Joel is a member of the School of Sciences and taught mathematics for many years. He is currently the Director of the Math Center and over the years has been quite involved in advising fraternities on campus.

Brother Mark Gubbels served for many years in the Business Office and also taught at CBHS. Currently, he is a full-time volunteer at Church Health Center. Brother Mark is a also a 60-year Jubilarian.

Brother Robert Staub is observing 75 years as a Christian Brother. He initiated the birth of the Biology Department and was its chair for over 30 years. He was very active in the City of Memphis over the years and served on several committees for a number of city officials and mayors. This Wednesday, January 29,  Brother Robert will also celebrate his 92nd birthday. Happy Birthday, Br. Robert!

Official celebrations of these Jubilees will take place during Founders Week in April.

This Week at CBU

LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE
Is race a useful concept? How does race impact life at CBU? 

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CBU will conclude its MLK observances on Thursday, January 30, at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium with the “Let’s Talk About Race” Panel Discussion. Talking about racial and ethnic diversity can be a divisive conversation, but it doesn’t have to be. A diverse panel of CBU students, led by facilitator Dr. Kelly James, Assistant Professor of Behavior Sciences, will talk about their lives and we will share insights and dispel some myths.

GREAT GATSBY BALL
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The CBU Honors Program will host the Great Gatsby Ball on Friday evening, January 31 in Sabbatini Lounge. Come dressed in your best Gatsby gear and enjoy a Mocktail and light hors d’oeuvres —festivities start at 8:00 p.m., admission is $3.00.

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Dr. Andrew Assadollahi (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Professor Gene McGinnis (Civil & Environmental Engineering) and Lauren Harrett (Civil Engineering ’15) recently presented a PowerPoint presentation to six classes of high school students at CBC High School in St. Louis. The trio illustrated how the math and science courses that they were taking in high school related to the engineering profession. They also attended the 2014 ASCE Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders in St. Louis along with Kolbie Seay (Civil Engineering ’15), Reggie Raney (Civil Engineering ’17) and Emily Conrad (General Studies ’17).

Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) earned the Gulf South Conference and Tennessee Sports Writer Association Player of the Week awards after posting back-to-back 30-point games last week for the Bucs. Casey scored a career-high 32 points to go with five rebounds and three steals in the Bucs’ 89-59 win over Union, knocking down 9-of-10 three-pointers. He made his first eight in a row, just two off the NCAA record of 10 straight makes. His 90 percent shooting is a new school record, and his nine threes tied for second in school history. Casey followed with 31 points, six steals, four rebounds and three assists in the Bucs’ 96-89 loss to North Alabama. He won GSC Player of the Week for the first time of his career, and he won the TSWA award for the second consecutive week.

Jittapong “JT” Malasri (Civil Engineering ’06, MBA ’12) was selected to the Memphis Flyer’s “20 < 30″ Class of 2014, the newspaper’s annual selection of young Memphians who are shaping the city’s future. JT, who designs utilities for apartments and subdivision for MLGW, was lauded for his work with the Urban Land Institute, an organization that helps real estate and development specialists share best practices for a more sustainable city.

Katherine McFall (M.Ed., LANCE) was been selected as the Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week and featured on WREG News Channel 3.  She teaches second grade at St. Joseph Catholic School.

Nic Picou (English ’15) has been cast in an upcoming production by New Moon Theatre Company of Horton Foote’s  A Trip to Bountiful at TheatreWorks, March 28 – April 13.

Dr. Brendan Prawdzik (Literature & Languages) published his article “’Look on Me’: Theater, Gender, and Poetic Identity in Milton’s Mask” in the October issue of Studies in Philosophy.

Gulf South Conference Sports Information Directors and Faculty Athletic Representatives voted six CBU student-athletes to the Fall Academic All-GSC TeamsNico Alvarez-Garcia (Soccer, Business Administration ’14), Chelsea Cassacia (Soccer, Biology ’16), Jaime Garcia (Soccer, Business Administration ’14), Katelyn Graham (Soccer, General Studies ’16), Kevin Tikhomiroff (Soccer, Business Administration ’16), and Alison Welch (Volleyball, Psychology ’14), To be nominated for the Academic All-GSC Team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and be starters or significant contributors to the team. The women’s soccer team led the way with 11 players named to the Academic Honor Roll, followed by 10 from men’s soccer, four each from volleyball and women’s cross country and two from men’s cross country. The Academic Honor Roll comprises all players who carry at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and participate in at least one game, match or meet against outside competition. View full GSC Academic Honor Roll.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
• Tuesday, January 28: Career Power Half Hour – Job Search Strategies; Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
• Thursday, January 30: Pizza & Professionals (Pfizer); Buckman Hall 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

NEXT WEEK
• Tuesday, February 4: Career Power Half Hour – Networking; Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, February 5: Mock Interview Day; Buckman 207, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This is your chance to conduct a “practice” interview with a real employer who recruits people in your area of study!  This opportunity only comes around once each semester…don’t miss out!  Sign up for your interview time today!
(RSVP your interview time thru your CBU CareerLinX account)
• Thursday, February 6: Pizza & Professionals (Bridges, Inc.); Buckman Hall 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
• Thursday, February 6: Practice Test Drive: Practice Graduate Admissions Tests
(GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, DAT, PCAT); Buckman 101, 102, 103, 111, 112, 226; 1:30 – 5:00 pm

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Mark your calendars now for the Spring 2014 Career & Internship Expo. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 18, from 11:30 to 2:00 in Sabbatini Lounge in the Thomas Center.

Gospel Choir Seeking Members

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Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! 
These words were put into action as the  Divine Voices Gospel Choir had their debut performance at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Service on January 16 in Spain Auditorium. The Gospel Choir, which is in the process of becoming a recognized organization at CBU, is seeking members who are interested in praising  the Lord through music. Membership is open to all students, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Divine  Voices Gospel Choir, contact Kiera Turner at kturner4@cbu.edu. Questions can be directed to Kiera Turner or Karen Conway-Barnett at kconway@cbu.edu.

Upcoming Events

SATURDAY PROGRAMMING FROM STUDENT LIFE: Student Life is proud to announce the return of Saturday Programming for the Spring 2014 Semester!  Upcoming Saturday events include Memphis Grizzlies Game vs. Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, February 1 and  a performance of the Broadway hit Wicked at the Orpheum on Saturday, February 8. More info at tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

Farm To Table LogoFARM TO TABLE CONFERENCE: CBU is proud to be the host for the 4th annual Mid-South Farm to Table Conference on February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at various locations across campus. Established in 2011, the conference is designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other local food stakeholders to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South. This year we welcome a number of farmers, policy advocates, and scholars from across the region to discuss topics including, but not limited to, urban homesteading, mushroom cultivation, faith-based food justice initiatives, and the role universities can play in building sustainable local food systems. This year’s keynote speakers are Nat Turner, founder of Our School at Blair Grocery in New Orleans; and Chef Miles McMath, Director of Culinary Operations at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More info on the speakers is available at midsouthfarmtotable.wordpress.com. Registration for the Farm to Table Conference is $25 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch, and evening reception. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/537671 to purchase tickets. Students can contact Sean MacInnes at smacinne@cbu.edu for a special rate.

DANCE YOUR HEART HEALTHY: The Greater Memphis Square & Round Dance Association is sponsoring a beginner square dance to benefit the American Heart Association on February 4 at the Cordova Community Center (1017 N. Sanga Rd.). Wear red for healthy hearts and dance your heart healthy! A $5 donation is requested. More info at memphissrd.com.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS: Dr. Marius Carriere (History & Political Science) will kick off Black History Month activities at CBU on Thursday, February 6, at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium with a presentation on ”Blacks in Post Civil War Memphis: White Resistance to  Reconstruction and the 1866 Riot.” Student Life, in conjunction with SGA, BSA and the NPHC fraternities and sororities, will sponsor a showing of the Academy Award-nominated 12 Years a Slave at Playhouse on the Square later that day. Brother Allen Johnson and Dr. Jeffrey Gross (Literature & Languages) will be sharing their impressions and leading discussion after the event. More information and more events to come!

ORIENTAL MONSOON PERFORMANCE: The Confucius Institute at the University of MemphisHanbanHangzhou Normal University (Hangzhou, China), the University of Memphis, and Christian Brothers University are proud to host “An Oriental Monsoon,” a performance of classic Chinese opera, instrumental music and dance, on Sunday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. The program is free and open to the public. This one of less than ten locations that the Hangzhou troupe will visit this year in the United States. For additional information, please call the Confucius Institute office at (901) 678-2595 or email riki.jackson@memphis.edu.

HOMECOMING 2014
Friday, February 14
• Love Letters reading and dinner in Sabbatini Lounge – more details to come! Click here for audition info>>>
Saturday, February 15
• Dedication of Nadicksbernd Field – 11:30 a.m
• CBU Baseball doubleheader vs. Alderson-Broaddus, beginning at 12:00 p.m.
• Women¹s Basketball vs. Lee University at ­ 2:00 p.m.
• Men¹s  Basketball vs. Lee ­University at 4:00 p.m.
• 2014 Homecoming Court
• Fun music and giveaways during timeouts
• Alumni Skybox Party during the basketball games with hot dog bar and beer
• Reunion After Parties at various locations around town

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President for faculty and staff is Thursday, February 20 beginning with snacks at 12:30 p.m. in the University Theater. 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.

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BALLET MEMPHIS “WORLD WONDERS”
 Ballet Memphis will present “World Wonders” at Playhouse on the Square February 21-23, showtimes at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. “World Wonders” is a cultural fusion of some of the world’s most creative music, art and dance in four dazzling works from lauded young choreographers Matthew Neenan, Gabrielle Lamb and Rafael Ferreras — featuring performers from Hattiloo Theatre and the hottest local jookin’ talent. CBU faculty and staff can receive 20% off tickets to performances by calling the box office at (901) 737-7322 by February 7.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (9-7, 5-5 GSC)
01/23: Bucs 84, West Florida 79 (at Pensacola, FL)
01/25: Bucs 84Valdosta State 65 (at Valdosta, GA)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (10-6, 6-4 GSC)
01/23: Lady Bucs 57, West Florida 49 (at Pensacola, FL)
01/25: Lady Bucs 67, Valdosta State 60 (at Valdosta, GA)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
01/30: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
02/01: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
01/30: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
02/01: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

MUSICIANS AND SINGERS are being sought to perform at CBU home basketball games, specifically local bands that would be willing to play during breaks in the game (such as halftime) and singers to perform the National Anthem. Those who are interested are invited to contact Harry Green at hgcbu_11@yahoo.com or (901) 517-1659. For a schedule of CBU home games, visit www.gobucsgo.com.

Remembering Desi

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CBU paid tribute to the late Desi Owens (’85), Lady Buc Hall of Fame basketball and volleyball player, at the January 16 basketball game in Canale Arena. Pictured above at the memorial are (l-r) Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., CBU President, Lady Buc guard Ashley Schaefer (who shares Owens’ number 21), Sarah Condra, Lady Buc head coach, and Owens’ mother and stepfather, Ramona and Bob Townsend.

Owens was an All-Conference and All-District player on the CBU volleyball team for four years, leading CBU to three straight NAIA national tournaments. In basketball, she scored 1,290 points with 495 rebounds as she led CBU to four straight winning records, including a 23-3 mark and the VSAC West Division championship in 1982-83. Owens still holds the school record for career field goals made, and she is fifth in career scoring. Owens passed away in August 2013.

This Week at CBU

• WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT: During January and February, four workshop sessions will be offered to help students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniqueshelpful resourcesself-assessmentself-motivation, etc. The sessions will be held on Thursdays as follows: January 23, January 30, February 6, and February 13, 1:00-1:50 p.m. in Assisi Hall 122 and will be facilitated by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student. Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions.

 ALUMNI TRIVIA NIGHT:  Trivia with Brother Ignatius is back for the spring semester! Join the CBU Alumni Association for this fun tradition on Friday, January 24 in Alfonso Dining Hall.  Doors open at 7:00; First Question at 7:30 p.m.

  • Pre-register your team on or before January 22 for $15 per person.
  • After January 22, registration is $20 per person.
  • CBU students can register for $5 per person.
  • BYOB/BYOF (food and drink).
  • Free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available.
  • Teams are comprised of 6 to 8 people.
  • Community tables will be available for individuals and walk-ins.
  • All members of first and second place teams will receive prizes.
  • Mulligans can be purchased online or at the door for $5 each – limit 4 per table. (They can be used 1 per round through the 8th round.)
  • Door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening.
  • Brother Ignatius will hold a “Heads or Tails” contest.
  • All proceeds benefit the National Alumni Association Scholarship.
    Register Here!

SATURDAY AT SPAMALOT WITH STUDENT LIFE: Student Life starts its Spring Saturday Programming on Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m. with tickets to Monty Python’s Spamalot at Playhouse on the Square. Only 30 tickets are available (one per student), so sign up now at http://tinyurl.com/cbutrips!

Kudos

Volume 2, Number 1 of the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology (IJAPT) has been issued with the first article on “Time-Frequency Analysis of Shock and Vibration Measurements Using Wavelet Transforms” by Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical/Computer Engineering), Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging Department), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’14), and Amanda Smith (Engineering Management ’15). IJAPT is the official journal of CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium. The first volume (2013) contains seven articles highlighting our consortium work. The second volume will have contributions from other non-CBU authors.  An article from Eric Joneson, VP of Technology for Lansmont, will appear soon.

Flu Shots

Flu shots are still available at CBU Health Services on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Cost for $15 by cash or check.

College administrators and students should be prepared for a ramped-up flu season. Unlike the seasonal flu, the H1N1 (Swine) flu has been affecting college-age adults at a higher rate than older adults or seniors. The H1N1 (Swine) flu is a new virus. College students do not have immunity against it. Schools and students should focus on prevention and follow flu guidelines — click here for more info!

The Shelby County Health Department is now offering free flu vaccines at all of its locations while supplies last. No appointment is necessary to get a flu shot; ffice hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To find a Shelby County Health Department clinic visit www.shelbycountytn.gov or call (901) 222-9000.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
• Thursday, January 23: Pizza & Professionals with Shelby Farms Park Conservancy; Buckman Hall 358, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

NEXT WEEK
• Tuesday, January 28: Career Power Half Hour – Job Search Strategies; Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
• Thursday, January 30: Pizza & Professionals (Pfizer); Buckman Hall 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Mark your calendars now for the Spring 2014 Career & Internship Expo. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 18, from 11:30 to 2:00 in Sabbatini Lounge in the Thomas Center.

Attention All Graduate Education Students!

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If you are a Graduate Education student interested in a summer course for $200 per credit hour PLUS an exotic trip to Rome(!), please check out this link to fabulous opportunity.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: $300 DEPOSIT MUST be paid by TUESDAY, JANUARY 29. Money will be refunded only if the class fails to make. For additional information contact studyabroad@cbu.edu or phone 321 3461 and leave your contact information.

Register for EDFD 681 Global Perspectives: Practical Approaches to Internationalizing the Curriculum and travel to Rome and Tivoli, June 13-20.
COST OF TRIP IS $995!

Includes lodging, breakfast daily, a Papal Audience (if the Pope is in town), sightseeing to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, the Roman Forum and much, much more! Click here for more info!

Upcoming Events

“LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE”: CBU will conclude its MLK observances on Thursday, January 30, at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium with the “Let’s Talk About Race” Panel Discussion. Talking about racial and ethnic diversity can be a divisive conversation, but it doesn’t have to be. A diverse panel of CBU students, led by facilitator Dr. Kelly James, Assistant Professor of Behavior Sciences, will talk about their lives and we will share insights and dispel some myths.

SATURDAY PROGRAMMING FROM STUDENT LIFE: Student Life is proud to announce the return of Saturday Programming for the Spring 2014 Semester!  Upcoming Saturday events include Memphis Grizzlies Game vs. Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, February 1 and  a performance of the Broadway hit Wicked at the Orpheum on Saturday, February 8. More info at tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

FARM TO TABLE CONFERENCE: CBU is proud to be the host for the 4th annual Mid-South Farm to Table Conference on February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at various locations across campus. Established in 2011, the conference is designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other local food stakeholders to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South. This year we welcome a number of farmers, policy advocates, and scholars from across the region to discuss topics including, but not limited to, urban homesteading, mushroom cultivation, faith-based food justice initiatives, and the role universities can play in building sustainable local food systems. This year’s keynote speakers are Nat Turner, founder of Our School at Blair Grocery in New Orleans; and Chef Miles McMath, Director of Culinary Operations at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More info on the speakers is available at midsouthfarmtotable.wordpress.com. Registration for the Farm to Table Conference is $25 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch, and evening reception. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/537671 to purchase tickets. Students can contact Sean MacInnes at smacinne@cbu.edu for a special rate.

DANCE YOUR HEART HEALTHY: The Greater Memphis Square & Round Dance Association is sponsoring a beginner square dance to benefit the American Heart Association on February 4 at the Cordova Community Center (1017 N. Sanga Rd.). Wear red for healthy hearts and dance your heart healthy! A $5 donation is requested. More info at memphissrd.com.

• ORIENTAL MONSOON PERFORMANCE: The Confucius Institute at the University of MemphisHanbanHangzhou Normal University (Hangzhou, China), the University of Memphis, and Christian Brothers University are proud to host “An Oriental Monsoon,” a performance of classic Chinese opera, instrumental music and dance, on Sunday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. The program is free and open to the public. This one of less than ten locations that the Hangzhou troupe will visit this year in the United States. For additional information, please call the Confucius Institute office at (901) 678-2595 or email riki.jackson@memphis.edu.
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• HOMECOMING 2014
Friday, February 14

 

Saturday, February 15

  • Dedication of Nadicksbernd Field – 11:30 a.m
  • CBU Baseball doubleheader vs. Alderson-Broaddus, beginning at 12:00 p.m.
  • Women¹s Basketball vs. Lee University at ­ 2:00 p.m.
  • Men¹s  Basketball vs. Lee ­University at 4:00 p.m.
  • 2014 Homecoming Court
  • Fun music and giveaways during timeouts
  • Alumni Skybox Party during the basketball games with hot dog bar and beer
  • Reunion After Parties at various locations around town

• COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President for faculty and staff is Thursday, February 20 beginning with snacks at 12:30 p.m. in the University Theater. 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.

BALLET MEMPHIS “WORLD WONDERS”: Ballet Memphis will present “World Wonders” at Playhouse on the Square February 21-23, showtimes at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. “World Wonders” is a cultural fusion of some of the world’s most creative music, art and dance in four dazzling works from lauded young choreographers Matthew Neenan, Gabrielle Lamb and Rafael Ferreras — featuring performers from Hattiloo Theatre and the hottest local jookin’ talent. CBU faculty and staff can receive 20% off tickets to performances by calling the box office at (901) 737-7322 by February 7.

Campus Ministry News

SEARCH RETREAT: Need a break? Our SEARCH retreat is approaching February 21-23! College Search is a student-led retreat — join fellow students for a weekend of great fellowship, fun, reflection, food, and celebration of the Sacraments. Register online or contact Margretta daLomba Dobbs at (901) 321-3509. A limited number of scholarships are also available — contact Margretta at mdobbs1@cbu.edu for further information.

MUSIC MINISTRY: Calling all Musicians and Singers! We are putting together a Music Ministry and will provide all music. Starting Wednesday, January 22, join Campus Ministry at 7:00 p.m. in Maurelian Hall Lounge. If you can play a musical instrument or have a voice, then this is the way for you to release your creativity! Please email Reggie Raney at sraney@cbu.edu to let us know your interest and availability.

ROSARY: Need a little more prayer in your life? Praying the rosary will take place every Wednesday evening at 9:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel. If you have never prayed the rosary or have forgotten, don¹t worry — rosaries and instruction will be provided.

STUDENT-LED MASS: Student-led Mass is held at 9:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel every Sunday during regular academic year.

WELCOME OUR CHAPLAIN: Did you know we have a Chaplain? Fr. Francis Muriithi is officially our Campus Ministry Chaplain and here for YOU. From mass, retreats, and counsel to sacraments such as Reconciliation and prayer services. He is wonderful and a much needed and welcome addition to our family Call or stop by the Campus Ministry offices, across from the Buc in the Thomas Center!

Buccaneer Bulletin

TREY CASEY NAMED TWSA PLAYER OF THE WEEK: The Tennessee Sports Writers Association named Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) as its Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after leading the Bucs to a 2-0 week. Casey averaged 23.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in leading the Bucs to wins over West Georgia and Lee.

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL
 (8-6, 4-4 GSC)
01/16: Bucs 89, Union University 59 (at Canale Arena)
01/18: Bucs 89, North Alabama 96 (at Canale Arena)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (8-6, 4-4 GSC)
01/16: Lady Bucs 38Union University 69 (at Canale Arena)
01/18: Lady Bucs 75, North Alabama 62 (at Canale Arena)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
01/23: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 7:00 p.m.)
01/25: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 7:00 p.m.)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
01/23: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 5:00 p.m.)
01/25: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 5:00 p.m.)

MUSICIANS AND SINGERS are being sought to perform at CBU home basketball games, specifically local bands that would be willing to play during breaks in the game (such as halftime) and singers to perform the National Anthem. Those who are interested are invited to contact Harry Green at hgcbu_11@yahoo.com or (901) 517-1659. For a schedule of CBU home games, visit www.gobucsgo.com.

MLK Observances at CBU

On Wednesday, January 15, CBU will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium (located in Buckman Hall). Featuring 5th and 6th graders from various Jubilee Schools in the Catholic Diocese, students will be judged on creativity, content and how well the speech reflects their chosen theme. Each student will receive an award with special recognition for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Rev. J. Lawrence Turner

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Service will be conducted on Thursday, January 16, at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The award-winning speech from the previous evening Oratorical Contest will be presented, as will special musical selections from CBU’s newly formed “Divine Voices Gospel Choir.” The speaker for the service will Reverend J. Lawrence Turner, Senior Pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, who will address the theme of “Called to Serve.”

Rev. Turner has served at Mississippi Boulevard Church since January 13, 2013.  For seven years prior to coming to Mississippi Boulevard, his pastoral assignment was the Community Baptist Church in New Haven, Connecticut.

A native of Nashville, Rev. Turner is a 2003 magna cum laudegraduate of Fisk University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy.  He was a 2001 United Negro College Fund/Andrew Mellon Undergraduate Fellow and a 2002 Fellow of the Fund for Theological Education.  He received his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School and was awarded the prestigious H.H. Tweedy Prize for exceptional promise for pastoral leadership. Currently, Turner is pursuing the Doctor of Ministry degree in Transformative Leadership at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, NY.

Understanding the need for excellence in leadership in today’s society, Rev. Turner has demonstrated his gifts and talents in various positions including President of the Yale Divinity School Student Council; Vice President of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention; Secretary for the Board of Directors of the National Action Network; and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority for New Haven.

CBU will conclude its observances on Thursday, January 30, at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium with the “Let’s Talk About Race” Panel Discussion. Talking about racial and ethnic diversity can be a divisive conversation, but it doesn’t have to be. A diverse panel of CBU students, led by facilitator Dr. Kelly James, Assistant Professor of Behavior Sciences, will talk about their lives and we will share insights and dispel some myths.

Faculty/Staff Night at Canale Arena

CBU is saluting its employees on Thursday, January 16 with Faculty/Staff Night at Canale Arena during the basketball games against Union University. All CBU faculty and staff are invited to the Sky Box for free food and drinks, plus two pairs of Plaza Level tickets to Memphis Grizzlies games will be offered in a raffle — winners will be announced during halftime of the men’s game; winners must be present to win! The festivities begin at 5;00 p.m. when the Lady Bucs take the court against the Lady Bulldogs; the Bucs and the Bulldogs face off at 7:00 p.m.

But wait, there’s more — what better way to salute faculty and staff than with a performance by the award-winning CBU Deckhands?!?! The Deckhands and YOU! will be performing at halftime of Thursday’s Lady Bucs basketball game (and again during Saturday’s 4:00 p.m. Bucs game). You read that right, YOU are the guest star as the Deckhands make their way into the stands and get everyone on their feet for the Buccaneers! Plan to stay for the whole game, because after everyone catches their breath, the Deckhands will be slingshotting goodies during timeouts.

MEMORIAL CEREMONY
Desi-OwensThere will also be a brief ceremony prior to the games at 4:45 p.m. in memory of Desi Owens (’85), CBU Hall of Fame basketball and volleyball player. In basketball, she scored 1,290 career points with 495 rebounds in 106 games, leading CBC to a 72-37 record including the 1982-83 VSAC West crown. Owens is still CBU’s leader in career field goals, and she ranks fifth in career scoring.  She still holds the school single-season record with 220 field goals as a junior, and her 501 points that year rank third in school history today. Owens passed away on August 18, 2013.

CBU Announces Fall 2013 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the 312 undergraduate students named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List!

Students awarded Dean’s List honors have earned a minimum grade point average of no lower than 3.4 for the semester with the completion of at least 12 credit hours.

Superior scholarship is recognized at the close of each semester by the publication of the Dean’s List.

A full list of honored students for the Fall 2013 semester can be found at this link. »»

Kudos

Elton Banks (Biomedical Science ’14) was recognized as “Student of the Year” by Citizens for Better Service at their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Awards ceremony on January 12.

Kay Cunningham (Plough Library) has an article entitled “Current Issues with Copyright and Higher Education: Lawsuits, Legislation, and Looking Forward” published in Internet Learning (Volume 2, Issue 2, Autumn 2013), a publication of the Policy Studies Organization.

• Mr. Bob Moats (Engineering Lab Technician) recently passed the ISTA CPLP Technician examination. Currently there are about 200+ ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technicians worldwide. There are three levels of ISTA certification: technician, technologist, and professionals. For more information about ISTA CPLP program, please visit www.ista.org/pages/certification/cplplevels.php.

• Jessica Ferrell (Biology ’13) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine M.D. program.

• Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging), Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical Engineering), Bob Moats (Engineering Lab), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’14), Rebecca Wauford (Mechanical Engineering ’15), David Guerrero (Civil Engineering ’14), Patrick Held (Engineering Management/Packaging ’15), Griselda Matos Martinez (Engineering Management ’16), Ebonee Malone (Engineering Management/Packaging), Matthew Ohlwein (Engineering Management/Packaging ’17), and Frederique Worthy (Packaging Minor) published an article entitled “Effect of Cushion Placed on Wooden Pallets” in the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology. The work is part of the pallet research project sponsored by FedEx.

• Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying, a new book by Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religion & Philosophy ’11) is now available in print and in Kindle version.

Riley Pace (Chemistry ’13) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine M.D. program.

Robert Scott Parker (Biology ’12) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine M.D. program.

• The CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium has completed the first volume (2013) of its official journal, the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology.  This volume documents packaging research work performed at the consortium since its establishment in 2010.  More work will continue to appear in the future volumes of the journal along with non-CBU articles.  Full articles can be viewed at technical.cloud-journals.com/index.php/IJAPT/issue/view/9.

Deckhands Win NCAA Award of Excellence

The CBU Deckhands have been awarded the NCAA Division II 2013 Award of Excellence for the Gulf South Conference.

The Deckhands are a faculty/staff dance team that provides entertainment at CBU athletic events. Because the University does not have cheerleaders, a student dance squad, or a band, the faculty and staff have stepped in to enhance the game environment by increasing school spirit and encouraging game attendance. The CBU Deckhands was formed in September 2013 as part of the “It’s a Great Day at CBU” initiative. The mission of “It’s a Great Day” is to create a vibrant university culture that results in the satisfaction, commitment, pride, and success of all community members. The Deckhands contribute to the mission by dancing, slingshotting CBU swag, and providing fun, family friendly game entertainment.

The NCAA Award of Excellence is granted to one school in each Division II conference in recognition of an activity or event that exemplifies excellence in any of the areas covered by the Division II six attributes (learning, balance, resourcefulness, sportsmanship, passion, and service). The awards can recognize many different categories, including community engagement, game environment, student-athlete leadership development, and educational programming.

The award comes with a $500 prize, and the Deckhands are now in competition for National Division II Award of Excellence, which will announced at the NCAA National Convention in San Diego on January 18, 2014.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
• Thursday, January 16: Academic Internship Mandatory Orientation; Montesi Executive Center, 1:00-1:30 p.m.

NEXT WEEK
• Thursday, January 23: Pizza & Professionals with Shelby Farms Park Conservancy; Buckman Hall 358, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Mark your calendars now for the Spring 2014 Career & Internship Expo. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 18, from 11:30 to 2:00 in Sabbatini Lounge in the Thomas Center.

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Chairs for Charity

The Exchange Club of Memphis has invited members of the CBU community to design and paint chairs for their annual Hands of Hope Auction & Party on March 1. The Exchange Club is a Midtown non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse through parent education, anger management counseling, and group therapy for victims.

Please submit your design idea to Wendy Sumner-Winter (wsumnerw@cbu.edu) by Friday, January 17. Chairs will be provided and artists will be given a gift card for supplies.

 

SGA Senate Positions Available

If you’d like to make a difference at CBU, please consider applying for a Senator position of the Student Government Association. There are a few SGA Senate positions available for the Spring, and we would love for you to have your voice heard. Applications are available in Student Life. Please return the application to the VP of Senate box located in Student Life by Tuesday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email Maggie Thompson, VP of Senate, at mthomps8@cbu.edu.

Prayers & Good Wishes

Dr. Roger Easson (Literature & Languages, Retired) has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is undergoing treatment. He requests the thoughts and prayers of the CBU Community — as well as phone calls and cards and balloons and videos and any other creative get-well contacts. Contact Dr. Easson at (901) 754-6353 or reasson@cbu.edu, or at www.facebook.com/roger.easson.

Brother Walter Schreiner (Mathematics, Faculty Athletics Representative), who was hospitalized prior to the holidays, is now in his third step of recovery — graduating from ICU into a general hospital ward and now in rehabilitation. Brother Walter is recovering at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital at 1282 Union Ave. He welcomes visits — a few at a time and for short stays. Brother Walter is grateful for the prayers and best wishes of the entire CBU Community!

Mid-South Farm to Table Conference

Farm To Table Logo

CBU is proud to be the host for the 4th annual Mid-South Farm to Table Conference on February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at various locations across campus. Established in 2011, the conference is designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other local food stakeholders to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South. Our vision is one of a thriving local food system that will strengthen farmer livelihoods by connecting more farmers to local consumers; will improve access to fresh produce and increase healthy food consumption; and will stimulate economic development and job creation in the region.

This year we welcome a number of farmers, policy advocates, and scholars from across the region to discuss topics including, but not limited to, urban homesteading, mushroom cultivation, faith-based food justice initiatives, and the role universities can play in building sustainable local food systems. This year’s keynote speakers are Nat Turner, founder of Our School at Blair Grocery in New Orleans; and Chef Miles McMath, Director of Culinary Operations at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More info on the speakers is available at midsouthfarmtotable.wordpress.com.

Registration for the Farm to Table Conference is $25 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch, and evening reception. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/537671 to purchase tickets. Students can contact Sean MacInnes at smacinne@cbu.edu for a special rate.