This Week at CBU

CBU_TeddyTEDDY BEAR DRIVE: The Student Government Association is holding a Teddy Bear Drive this week to benefit the children at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. Every child who visits the Memphis Child Advocacy Center for the first time gets to choose a brand new teddy bear from our Bear Wall. Every bear is a comforting symbol of love and protection. You can help by donating bears or other items from the current Memphis Child Advocacy Center wish list. Bears should be new and at least 10″ tall. The CAC also has need for bottled water, healthy snacks and juices: prepackaged/ individual (please no nut products), paper towels/facial tissue, stickers, gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s, Kroger, Lowe’s or Home Depot), chalk/magic markers, backpacks, and monetary donations. Any of these can be dropped off to the SGA Office in Student Life any time this week.

PHI BETA SIGMA WEEK: The Alpha Beta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity invites the campus to join in their celebration of 100 Years of Brotherhood, 100 Years of Scholarship, 100 Years of Service, and Spiritual Motivation for 100 More Years. Events will include:
 Breakfast for Students: Phi Beta Sigma will provide doughnuts and juice for the campus on Monday, October 13,  near the St. Joseph Hall Breezeway close to ITS, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
 Whose Line is it Anyway: Need a laugh from the stressful week of midterms? Well look no further. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its own version of the hit game show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Come out and have a good laugh. The event will be held in Spain Auditorium on Monday, October 13, from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
 Sigma Spa Night: Ladies, are those muscles tired from all that late-night cramming? Well, look no further. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its Sigma Spa Night to treat you like the goddess that you are. Massages include shoulder, back, head, and feet. The event will be on Tuesday, October 14, from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
 March of Dimes Table: Got a sweet tooth? Want to support the March of Dimes Foundation? The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be selling candy on Wednesday, October 15 to raise funds for the March of Dimes Foundation. Any donation is accepted and you can sign your name on a March of Dimes Boot and have it displayed in the Buc for all your friends to see. This event will start at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad.
Dodgeball: Need to release some frustration after taking that midterm or turning in that 6-page paper? The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host Dodgeball in Canale Arena on Wednesday, October 15 from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
 Volunteering at Levi Elementary: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will travel to Levi Elementary on Thursday, October 16 to read to the children and perform various cafeteria duties from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Game Night: Come out and relax in the world of board games and video games. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its Game Night on Thursday, October 16 from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Maurelian Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
 Breakfast for Students: Phi Beta Sigma will provide doughnuts and juice for the campus on Friday, October 17 near the St. Joseph Hall Breezeway close to ITS, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
 Sigma BBQ: Glad midterms are over and Fall Break has arrived? Well, celebrate this occasion… with food. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be lighting up the grill and providing food for the campus and IT’S FREE! The event will take place Friday, October 17 near the Gazebo from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m.
• Adopt a Highway Clean-Up: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be traveling to Highway 64 in Bartlett to pick up trash on Saturday, October 18 from Mile Marker 12 to 14. This event will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
• Spiritual Fellowship: Come join the men of Phi Beta Sigma as they travel to Jordan River Missionary Baptist Church (1274 Greenwood St.) on Sunday, October 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Strike Out: As a conclusion to the week, the men of Phi Beta Sigma will go bowling at Winchester Bowling Lanes from 9:30 p.m. until midnight on Sunday, October 19. The location is 3703 S. Mendenhall Rd. 

STUDY BREAK: The Lasallian Collegians will be hosting a study break outside of the LLC Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy some s’mores and hot chocolate as you take a break during midterms!

LINDENFEST: Lindenwood Christian Church, CBU’s neighbor at Union and Parkway, will hold LindenFest, a city-wide harvest celebration, on Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The festival, themed “It is Well With My Rockin’ Soul,” will feature live music, food trucks, a farmers market, arts and crafts vendors, and a kids’ fun area. The CBU Community is invited to join in the fun!


The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer forward Brendan Bennett (Business Administration ’18) its Freshman of the Week after he scored the only goal in the Bucs’ 1-0 win over West Alabama.

Gene McGinnis (Civil and Environmental Engineering) was recently inducted as a Director for the West Tennessee Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers in a ceremony conducted at the Racquet Club of Memphis.

The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer goalkeeper Britton McGuire (Interdisciplinary Studies ’16) its Defender of the Week after he made six saves and recorded back-to-back 1-0 shutout wins over No. 21 Alabama-Huntsville and UWA.

The Gulf South Conference named Lady Buc outside hitter Maggie Sorensen (Business Administration ’18) as its Freshman of the Week after she led the CBU team to a 2-1 week. In 10 sets over the three matches, Sorensen logged 26 kills, 17 digs and three blocks, hitting .246 for the week. The award was her second for the season.


Career Services Calendar

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about the Mass Mutual on Thursday, October 16 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. RSVP by October 14.  Open to all interested students; students in business, accounting and finance may have particular interest!

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about the Peace Corps on Thursday, October 30, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal! Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  RSVP by October 28.  Open to all interested students and alumni.
CAREER PANEL: Come listen to Advice From The Big Bucs, an exciting new career panel on Tuesday, November 4, featuring some of CBU’s most famous and successful alumni! Learn how they got to where they are, and how you can follow in their footsteps!  1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium RSVP
CUPCAKES WITH theGRIND: Come learn about internship and writing opportunities with Memphis’ online magazine, theGRIND on Wednesday, November 5 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211) at 3:00 p.m. And enjoy some Muddy’s Bakeshop cupcakes!
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about CBIZ on Thursday, November 6 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  RSVP by November 4. Open to all interested students and alumni in Accounting & Finance majors.

News at CBU

This year’s Tri-Beta mock interviews were held on October 2, organized by Nuti Desai and Megan Huynh with assistance from Dr. Mary Ogilvie. There were seven interviewers from various professions, many of whom are alumni from CBU. Interviewers (some pictured above) were veterinarian Dr. Yelena Lapova (’00), dentist Dr. Jarad Braddy (’00) dentist, Dr. Christina Brown Tran (’06), Dr. Jana Pierini Robinson (’02), osteopathic physician Dr. Jennifer Hendricks (’06), physical therapist Michelle Graves, Dr. Mark Scott (CBU Physician Assistant Studies), Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology), and Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology). The following students interviewed this year: Andrew AristonerasPatricia BrownsbergerBrittany Burton, Darianne Butler, Damian Kaminski, Joseph Krebs, Benjamin Kueter, Brent McGlaughin, Nirali PatelPrakruthi Phanira, and JD Wolfe.

October 11 was the 26th annual National Coming Out Day. In honor of this day, CBU’s Gay Straight Alliance hosted an event where participants painted the Rock in rainbow colors to show their support for those who live honestly and openly every day. Participants then shared their diverse stories of struggles and successes they have had as LGBT youth, which serve as a reminder of how much bravery and strength it can take to be part of the LGBT community in this area.

CBU RN to BSN Nursing students volunteered at the Health Fair on October 8, giving flu shots to members of the CBU Community. (Reminder for faculty and staff who have TICUA insurance: Walgreens will come back on campus next week to provide your flu vaccines and bill TICUA directly (you will be notified of the date and time). 

CBU in the Media

Joseph Atem (Mechanical Engineering ’08) is interviewed in “From Sudan to Memphis: ‘Good Lie’ movie affirms cross-continent connection,” an article in the October 10 edition of The Commercial Appeal. The article deals with the real-life stories of the Lost Boys of Sudan, the subject of the current film The Good Lie. The article, written by John Beifuss, also includes interviews with Molly Smith, a producer of the film, and her sister Stacey Hydrick (daughters of FedEx founder Fred Smith).

Opportunities in Spain

In the near future, the world will need people who can find innovative ways to fix the environment through renewable energies.
The world will also need people who have the ability to work with diverse groups of all backgrounds. Environmental Studies in Spain can give you both! Not only are you increasing your knowledge on renewable energies, but you are also increasing your “intercultural development.” The Environmental Studies in Spain courses are approved electives for all engineering majors, and the trip exposes you to Spanish life. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. The deadline is flexible, but airlines seat must be paid in full by Thanksgiving. For more information click here »»

Upcoming Events

buc-soloBUCMADNESS: SGA will partner with CBU Athletics for BucMadness 2014 on Wednesday, October 29, in canale Arena, 9:00-10:00 p.m. BucMadness will serve as a Pep Rally and Player Recognition for CBU’s Buccaneer and Lady Buc basketball teams.
Players from each team will be recognized individually
Keg of hard apple cider on the upper deck for those over 21
Food and candy for everyone in attendance
Solo cup stacking race
Half court shot competition for a chance to have next semester’s textbooks paid for (up to $500)
Costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place
Cheerleaders will be officially introduced
Phi Beta Sigma & Alpha Kappa Alpha will perform 90-second step routines
Faculty judges nominated by students
 DJ (TBD) & Announcer Justin Crone.

$5 PAINTBALL:  Sign up now to go to Paintball Park on Saturday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m. with Student Life for only $5. Ticket will cover admission, standard equipment rental, and 100 paintballs per person. Sign up online now at (Limit to first 40 students who sign up).

DEARLY DEPARTED: Christian Brothers University Theatre presents Dearly Departed, a play by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, on November 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and November 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater.  In this Southern farce, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South is a seldom tidy experience and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. All tickets are $2.00 at the door and limited seating will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. There will also be a free dress rehearsal preview on November 6 at 7:30 p.m. The production features Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Ron Fitzgerald, Matthew Hamner, Jessica Love, Harry Neely, Alani Lee, Kierra Turner, Dominick Platt, Hannah Schultz, Chelsea Smithers, Jodi Woody, Adam Okolicany, John Tubbs, Aliyah Giden, and members of the Divine Voices Gospel Choir.

Buccaneer Bulletin

MEN’S SOCCER (9-2, 5-1 GSC)
10/10: Bucs 2, Delta State University 1 (at Cleveland, MS)
10/12: Bucs 2, Mississippi College 1 (2OT; at Clinton, MS)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (10-2, 6-2 GSC)
10/10: Lady Bucs 4, Delta State University 0 (at Cleveland, MS)
10/12: Lady Bucs 3, Mississippi College 1 (at Clinton, MS)
VOLLEYBALL (10-8, 8-5 GSC)
10/07: Lady Bucs, North Alabama 1 (at Canale Arena)
10/10: Lady Bucs 3, West Georgia  0 (at Carrollton, GA)
10/11: Lady Bucs 3, West Alabama  2 (at Livingston, AL)
10/10: San Francisco State Invitational (at San Francisco, CA): Bucs 11th of 15, led by Shelley DeHarte who finished 79th of 172 (26:58); Lady Bucs 11th of 17, led by Hannah Owen who finished 38th of 159 (23:19.9)
10/06-07: The Buccaneer (Southaven, MS; North Creek CC): Bucs 1st place, led by Mitchell Bennett who finished 1st with 5-under (68-66-71-205); Lady Bucs 5th place, led by Lauren Harrett who finished 17th with 33-over (92-85-177).


10/18: Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR; 1:00 p.m.)
10/17: University of North Alabama (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
10/17: Lynn University (Winter Park, FL; 8:00 a.m.)
10/17: Barry University (Winter Park, FL; 12:00 p.m.)
10/18: Florida Tech (Winter Park, FL; 12:00 p.m.)
10/18: Rollins College (Winter Park, FL; 4:00 p.m.)