Trick or Treat for Others to Eat!

Campus Ministry, Black Student Association, STA, Alpha Xi Delta, NAACP, and Divine Voices are sponsoring a canned food drive though October 31. Boxes are in front of the Campus Ministry offices (across from the Buc). All donations will benefit the Exchange Club of Memphis families. Questions? Contact spearhead Chelsea Peppers at


This Week at CBU

CLASS RING SALE: The ring you want, at the price you’ve been waiting for: Up to 40% off select Jostens college rings at the CBU Bookstore! Don’t miss this opportunity to save on your CBU college ring!
• October 27: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 4:30-6:00 p.m.
• October 28: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

 Death Warmed Over (whose current lineup includes Deana Sanford, Jack Hargett, Steve Ritter, and Stan Eisen) will be playing a lunchtime benefit concert for LeBonheur Children¹s Medical Center on Tuesday, October 28, in Alfonso Dining Hall starting at 12:30 p.m. BRING $$.

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.

TALK ON SEXUAL ASSAULT: The President’s Commission on Women Presents a talk by Dr. Anne Kenworthy (VP for Enrollment Management) on Thursday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Unfortunately, sexual assault is a part of our society. Whether or not you realize it, you know someone who has been hurt by sexual assault. The goals of this presentation are to: 1) learn the effects of sexual assault so you may be better able to support a victim, and 2) help you recognize signals to look for to avoid being victimized. The information will be presented in the context of a personal experience. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

HOME RUN DERBY: The CBU Lady Buc Softball Team is hosting a Home Run Derby fundraiser on Friday, October 31 (Halloween!) at Bland Field. The women’s division will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the men’s division will begin as soon as a women’s champion is named. Check in will start at 3:30 for both men’s and women’s teams. The cost to enter is $5 per player (with five players per team). Individuals without a team wanting to play are welcome to sign up and will placed on a team. Students, faculty, and alumni are all welcome to play. Coed teams will be playing in the men’s division. Sign-ups will begin starting on Monday, October 27 in Alfonso. Once signed up, players will be emailed a copy of the rules.  Costumes are also encouraged!

pumpkin-23439_640-(1)CBU HALLOWEEN PARTY: Classic Halloween-style dance featuring spooky musical throwbacks, a costume contest, and more! Alfonso Dining Hall and Sabbatini Lounge, 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. It’s so much fun, it’s SCAAAAARRRRYYY!!

MAGNIFICAT DAY OF FAITH: The Catholic Diocese of Memphis and the Lumen Civitatis Foundation invite everyone to experience its Magnificat Day in Memphis on Saturday, November 1 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (registration starts at 7:00 a.m.) Keynote speakers are Fr. Robert Barron, creator and host of Catholicism (a groundbreaking, award–winning documentary series), and Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP, editor of Magnificat publication. The Magnificat Day celebration will conclude with a public Eucharistic Procession through the heart of Memphis. For more information and to register for this event, visit

$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).

Bookstore Hours This Week

• Monday, October 27: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, October 28: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, October 29: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday, October 30: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Friday, October 31: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Order textbooks online 24/7 at The CBU Bookstore offer free in-store pickup or shipping options starting at $7.50. Orders placed on the weekends will be processed on Monday morning.

Career Services Calendar

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.


Joanna Arnett (Biochemistry ’15) has been accepted into the 2015 entering class of the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy.

Buccaneer forward Devon Jackson (Cincinnati, Ohio, Lakota East HS) was named GSC Player of the Week after he led CBU to a pair of road wins and moved CBU into first place in the GSC standings. Jackson scored CBU’s first goal in each game, putting the Bucs ahead 1-0 on an 80th-minute goal at Delta State and equalizing in the 72nd minute at Mississippi College.

Johnnathon Kring (ITS) has earned the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) professional certification, showcasing his expertise in IT Networking fundamentals.

Dr. James Moore (Biology) is one of the principle investigators on a grant, ”Ranavirus Monitoring at Big Lake NWR and Wapanocca NWR with Analysis of Agriculture-Induced Aquatic Contamination as a Predictor for Disease Dynamics.” Ranaviruses are extremely lethal to herptiles and have been attributed to mass die-offs throughout the U.S.  Recent studies show that this emerging pathogen frequently persists in herptile populations between die-offs and also that its prevalence varies seasonally, usually peaking in the spring. The monitoring objectives are to determine the overall prevalence and species specificity of ranavirus in turtle populations at Big Lake NWR and Wapanocca NWR, identify ranavirus infection prevalence differences between habitat types, identify types and prevalence of pesticides within each habitat, and document how the presence of pesticides alter ranavirus infections in turtles and if such interactions vary seasonally. This project will involve the Fall 2014 Ecology course for data collection in November and the Wetland Ecology course in the Spring of 2015.

Lady Buc midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’15) was named GSC Player of the Week after she led the Lady Bucs to a pair of road wins. Rodrigues had two assists and a goal in a 4-0 win at Delta State, and she added a goal and an assist in the 3-1 win at Mississippi College. For the season, she has team-highs of seven goals, 10 assists and 24 points. She ranks third in the nation in assists per game.

Buccaneer soccer defender Sean Rutter (Business Administration ’15) was named GSC Defender of the Week after he led the Bucs to a 1-0 win at Ouachita Baptist University. Rutter was a key member of a CBU defense that held a Ouachita team unbeaten in its last six games to just five total shots, two on goal, in recording the 1-0 shutout victory.

Lady Bucs middle blocker Brinsley Cooper (Unspecified Business ’17) and outside hitter Maggie Sorensen (’18) were named GSC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, after they led CBU to a 3-0 record on the week. Cooper had 38 kills in 12 sets, hitting .329 with nine blocks and four digs, while Sorensen tacked on 25 kills with 34 digs and six blocks.

After a strong performance in the San Francisco State Invitational, the CBU cross country teams swept the GSC Freshman Runner of the Week Awards the week of October 15, with Hannah Owen (Business Administration ’18) winning the women’s award for the second consecutive week and Shelley DeHarte (Mechanical Engineering ’18) winning the men’s award for the first time. Owen set a school and personal record with a 6k time of 23:19 in the SFSU Invitational as she finished 38th overall. DeHarte ran a personal-best 26:58 in the men’s 8k race, finishing 79th in a strong field. He is CBU’s first runner to win the men’s Freshman of the Week award.

History professors Neal Palmer, Ben Jordan, Marius Carriere, and Doug Cupples presented papers at the 30th Annual Ohio Valley History Conference at Austin Peay State University. Palmer’s and Jordan’s papers were a part of a panel on “Race & Identity: The Politics of Citizenship during World War I.”  Carriere’s and Cupples’ papers were on the topic “Varied Perspectives of the Civil War Era.”

An article entitled “Rice Hulls as a Cushioning Material” was recently published in Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, of the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology.  It was authored by Siripong Malasri (Dean of Engineering), Ryne Stevens (Engineering Management ’15), Alex Othmani (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’15), Ike Griffith (Civil Engineering ’15), David Guerrero (Civil Engineering ’15), Matthew Johnson (Engineering Management ’16), Michael Kist (Mechanical Engineering ’14), Christopher Nguyen (Engineering Management ’16), Sebastian Polania (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Ashley Qureshi (Chemical Engineering ’15), and Yuliana Sanchez-Luna (Civil Engineering ’17).


CBU in the Community

students visited JIFF on October 14. JIFF is a non-profit working with at risk youth assigned to them by the juvenile court system.  Enactus will work with the youth for the next eight weeks, delivering a curriculum on financial literacy.  Pictured above (l-r) are: Yuki Namba (project lead), Shelby Tate, Katelyn Graham, Michael MacMiller, Ashley Winston, and Bev Vitali.

The CBU Lady Buc Softball Team worked the busiest water station on the course of the Greenline Half Marathon on Saturday, October 11. The race benefits the Shelby Farms Greenline and its efforts to lower the carbon footprint to Shelby Farms Park and the city of Memphis. The marathon is also the first sustainable sporting event in Tennessee, as certified by the Council for Responsible Sport.


CBU in the Media

CBU’s College of Adult Professional Studies was the subject of an article in the October 18 edition of The Commercial Appeal, entitled “CBU’s online learning is hybrid of 2 worlds.” The article, which quotes Toni Ross (Dean of CAPS) and Bevalee Vitali (Management/Marketing/Economics), deals with how CBU is phasing online learning into its adult evening programs by offering 40-60 split between face to face and online learning for each class. (For those without a digital subscription to The Commercial Appeal, please click here for the article in PDF format.)

CBU was mentioned prominently in an article entitled “College town: Higher-ed boosts Memphis economy” in the October 18 edition of The Commercial Appeal. The article deals with the economic impact of colleges and universities in Memphis. Quoting Wendy Sumner-Winter (Advancement), it states that CBU’s calculated economic impact on the city is $18 million annually. The article also notes that 80 percent of CBU graduates stay in Memphis and contribute to the economy, and that September of Service donates volunteer work-hours.  (For those without a digital subscription to The Commercial Appeal, please click here for the article in PDF format.)



Lasallian Collegians: Defining “Lasallian”

First, the Lasallian Collegians want to thank everyone who came out to the study break during exam week. There was a great turnout, and everyone had fun!

Each week, the Lasallian Collegians will share something about our Lasallian heritage with you through the Connection. This week, we are going to define Lasallian!

Being Lasallian means different things to different people, but in a general sense, being Lasallian focuses on living out the values abbreviated by “Faith, Service, and Community.” A Lasallian is one who strives to look out for others, and not just himself, someone who strives to include all the people around him.

Everyone at CBU is Lasallian because they attend a Lasallian school, but do you strive to maintain these ideals? Can you see them acted out by the people around you? The goal of the Lasallian Collegians is to promote the Lasallian ideals and get the entire CBU community excited about our incredible heritage. We hope you will start to become more aware of not just the definitions, but also how the principles are at work in your life.


Lasallian Day Memphis


Please Join Brother Larry Schatz, Provincial of the Midwest District, for the Second Annual Gathering of the Christian Brothers & Lasallian Family in the greater Memphis area on Wednesday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden Goldsmith Room. Single tickets are $20 or tables of eight can be purchased for $160, payable at the door or online. Ticket prices include salad, choice of panini, and dessert. Please RSVP by October 28 to Megan Davison at (630) 323-3725, ext. 218 or at

Grapes for Geeks

Please join the CBU and U of M American Society of Civil Engineers at Chickasaw Oaks Plaza on November 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m., for the 5th annual Grapes for Geeks Wine Tasting. Ten delectable wines (from five different countries) and a selection of “Big Beers” from around the world will be served, along with live entertainment and an array of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. All proceeds go to support the CBU and U of M Student Chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Please visit to buy tickets online through PayPal

CBU and Harding Collaborate on Engineering Courses and First Robotics

harding1Dr. Eric Welch (Electrical Engineering) and Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering) are offering a dual enrollment course for 16 juniors and seniors at Harding Academy during both the fall and spring semesters. This program was set up to introduce high school students to the engineering profession and is being partially funded by an external donor.

The fall class, ENGR 100: Exploring Engineering, teaches students the basics of electrical and mechanical systems, computer aided design and C programming.  During the semester, they are challenged to build electric motors, sliding valve steam engines, a simple robot, and other projects. In addition, they learn about the various engineering disciplines and career opportunities.

Starting in January, the students will be enrolled in ECE 101: Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving. Using the material they learned from the fall term, the students will work for six consecutive weeks on building a robot for the regional FIRST Robotics Competition, a qualifying event scheduled to be held in Little Rock, March 4-7, 2015. If successful, the team plans to advance to the national competition held later in the semester.

Juvenile Justice Summit

The CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present a Juvenile Justice Summit on Tuesday, November 16 in Spain Auditorium. Confirmed panelists include  Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Police Director Tony Armstrong, and Andrew Collins of Stain Your Brain. A reception will precede the summit at 5:00 p.m., with the panel discussion beginning at 6:00 p.m. Engage in this community conversation and learn about the roles in the juvenile justice system, including the part you can play! Email for more information. 




Spice Up Your Spring Semester

Spice up your spring semester by going to Europe.
Study abroad has two magnificent trips that not only help you with your major but enhance your knowledge of different cultures and the problems that face the world today. The Environment Studies in Spain trip is open to all majors. There is a three-hour Mechanical engineering course, a one-hour Sustainability course, and a three-hour Economics course.

There is also a Study Trip to London and Paris in May 2015 open to all majors. Courses offered are Global Studies and Finance 437. The London Paris trip is approximately $2,300 plus airfare.

Make your spring semester one-of-a-kind by studying abroad. For more information on either of these trips, click here.

Buccaneer Bulletin

The Bucs clinched the top seed in next month’s Gulf South Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament with a 3-0 win over Shorter University. With the win, the Bucs move into sole possession of first place in the GSC with 21 points. As the top seed in the tournament, they will play in Pensacola, FL on Friday, November 7. The Bucs are also ranked third in the NCAA South Regional Rankings. The regional rankings are used to select and seed the field for the three-team NCAA South Regional. The top-ranked team to submit a qualifying bid will host the regional November 13-16. There are no automatic bids for the men’s soccer regional.
The Lady Bucs moved into a tie for third place in the Gulf South Conference soccer standings as they celebrated Senior Day with a 1-0 win over Shorter Sunday afternoon. The Lady Bucs wrap up the regular season Friday night at Union University. The GSC Tournament will be played November 4-9. The top two seeds earn a bye to the semifinals in Pensacola on November 7. The quarterfinals will be hosted by the higher seeds on November 4.
The Lady Bucs are in fifth place in the GSC volleyball standings, a game and a half behind VSU and North Alabama, who are tied for third place. CBU has now won eight of its last 10 GSC matches after a 2-4 start.

MEN’S SOCCER (12-2, 6-1 GSC)
10/18: Bucs 1, Ouachita Baptist University 0 (at Arkadelphia, AR)
10/20: Bucs 1, University of Montevallo 0 (at Montevallo, AL)
10/24: Bucs 2, Lee University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
10/26: Bucs 3, Shorter University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (12-4, 7-4 GSC)
10/17: Lady Bucs 0, University of North Alabama 4 (at Signaigo Field)
10/20: Lady Bucs 1, Trevecca Nazarene 1 (OT; at Signaigo Field)
10/24: Lady Bucs 1, Lee University 2 (at Signaigo Field)
10/26: Lady Bucs 1, Shorter University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (13-12, 10-6 GSC)
10/17: Lady Bucs 0 , Lynn University 3 (at Winter Park, FL)
10/17: Lady Bucs 0, Barry University 3 (at Winter Park, FL)
10/18: Lady Bucs 0, Florida Tech 3 (at Winter Park, FL)
10/18: Lady Bucs 3, Rollins College 2 (at Winter Park, FL)
10/21: Lady Bucs 3, Alabama-Huntsville 0 (at Huntsville, AL)
10/24: Lady Bucs 1, West Florida 3 (at Canale Arena)
10/25: Lady Bucs 3, Valdosta State 0 (at Canale Arena)
10/20-21: Commercial Bank Fall Classic (Cabot, AR): Bucs 3rd of 7 teams, led by Mitchell Bennett who finished 6th of 45 with 151; Lady Bucs 6th of 6 teams, led by Lauren Harrett who finished 21st of 36 with 186.


10/31: Union University (Jackson, TN; 7:00 p.m.)
10/31: Union University (Jackson, TN; 5:00 p.m.)
10/28: Mississippi College (Canale Arena; 7:00 a.m.)
10/30: Henderson State (Arkadelphia, AR; 6:00 p.m.)
10/27-28: Matt Dyas Invitational (Carrollton, GA)