This Week at CBU

SHOE DRIVE (WITH BENEFITS): Want to clean out your closet while at the same time help the underprivileged?  Then bring us your used tennis shoes, running shoes, or athletic shoes!  CBU Enactus has partnered with Shoe Good, a non-profit committed to revamping used tennis shoes for distribution to the disadvantaged around the world. Shoes will be collected in the Quad on Monday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29, 12:30-2:00 p.m. For every pair of shoes you donate, you get FIVE water balloons to throw at faculty targets.

STRESS RELIEF WEEK (PRE-EXAMS): The Self Esteem/Empowerment Sub-Committee of the President’s Commission on Women is hosting Stress Relief Week April 28-May 2 to provide students, faculty, and staff some activities where they can “de-stress” and relax before final exams begin the following week. The schedule is as follows:
•  Monday, April 28: Meditation Session, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, led by Dr. Pong Malasri
• Thursday, May 1: Yoga Session, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, led by Dr. Leigh Pittenger. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one, but some will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP:  Seniors, are you still seeking employment after graduation?  Juniors, are still looking for that summer internship?  Then join Career Services for this conference-style “crash course” to better prepare yourself to find the job you want on Tuesday, April 29! Resume critiques from recruiters and alumni, plus mini-sessions on interviewing skillsnetworking, and job search strategies will be included! Come to Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN CBU’S NEW TRACK TEAM?  There will be a track informational  meeting for any current CBU students who are interested in running  track next year in CBU’s inaugural track and field teams. Wednesday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. in Canale Arena.

CBU will host a lecture and demonstration by Ben McClelland, the main author of the book Lifesaving Labradors, on Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Lifesaving Labradors is a collection of true stories of people with Type 1 Diabetes that use Diabetic Alert Dogs or DADs to smell changes in their blood sugar levels. Using their sight and smell, these dogs keep their owners safe from life-threatening blood sugar episodes like falling into a coma or going into a stroke. It addresses issues of interest within the medical community today. McClelland will lead a discussion and will be doing a demonstration with his dog. Following the lecture and demonstration, he will be available to sign copies of the book. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public and free of charge.

HAITI SEMINAR: Jenessa Gebers, former CBU Lasallian Fellow, will present a seminar on “CBU Connections: Public Health and Malnutrition Initiatives in Haiti,” about a child malnutrition initiative in Haiti through Partners in Health that has the potential to revolutionize the stunning level of malnutrition in Haiti. CBU Nursing and pre-med students will also give slide talks about their medical mission trips to Haiti. Wednesday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

BUCS OVERBOARD: To celebrate the opening of the Canale Pool, Student Life is hosting a “Bucs Overboard” event in the pool/volleyball area on Friday, May 2, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

IMPROV NIGHT: The Creative Improvisation class will be presenting a night of improvisation and games on Friday, May 2 in the University Theater at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Run, walk, or salsa to the Latino Memphis Festival 2014 and 5K Race on Saturday, May 3 at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This fun, family-centered event celebrates Memphis’ growing Hispanic community while once again serving as a destination for runners, families and those simply interested in learning more about Latino culture. Proceeds raised will support Latino Memphis and our goal of improving access to healthcare, education and justice within the growing Hispanic community in the Memphis area. CBU is proud to be a sponsor of the Latino Memphis Festival. Click here to register to run, volunteer, or become a virtual runner in the 5K!