Welcome to the New cbu.edu

After almost a year of work with many members of our campus community, we are very excited to unveil the new www.cbu.edu on Monday, November 3. We will be transitioning to the new platform throughout the day on Monday, so please bear with us as we make this move. Some portions may transition more slowly than others, and please be patient with the occasional technical glitch. And, of course, intensive work will continue over the next several weeks.

We look forward to your feedback on the site. If you encounter any issues with the site, particularly dead links, or non-functional pages, please let us know through THIS FORM beginning Tuesday. 

• Please note that the webMail link is now at the top of the homepage (temporarily). WebMail may also be accessed via www.cbu.edu/mycbu > My Account.
• All internal documents and materials that you access via the password-protected areas on the old Intranet are still in that location for the time being. You may access them as always at my.cbu.edu with your Active Directory username and password. You may also access the Intranet via the new site at www.cbu.edu/mycbu > LogIn.

Special thanks to the Marketing & Communications and IT staffs who have worked tirelessly on this site, as well as the following people who have also given much time to it:  Debi Babb, Christina Brown, Leslie Herlihy, Johnny Holmes, Sean MacInnes, Wilson Phillips, and Keely Seniuk. There are many names that could be added to this list who have helped us along the way, and we appreciate each contribution. Additionally, we have been guided through this effort by one of our very own alums, Alex Rasmussen (BSBA, ’11) of Speak Creative. It has truly been a team effort.

We are very proud of this site, and hope that you will be too!

Fresh Reads: Dinaw Mengestu at CBU

Memphis Reads, the citywide community reading program affiliated with CBU’s “Fresh Reads” program and sponsored by CBU and the Memphis Public Library, in cooperation with the Memphis Mayor’s Office, will host author Dinaw Mengestu at both the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library and CBU on November 4.

Mengestu is the author of this year’s “Fresh Reads” book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bearswhich was chosen by Memphis Reads as the inaugural book for its annual reading program to promote literacy in the city. The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue) will host Mengestu for an author reading on November 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Following the reading, Mengestu will speak at the University Theater on the Christian Brothers University campus at 8:00 p.m. A book-signing will follow in the Theater.


CBU Theatre Presents Dearly Departed

Christian Brothers University Theatre presents Dearly Departed, a play by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, on November 6-8 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. The Thursday performance is a free dress rehearsal preview; tickets for the other three performances are $2.00 at the door and limited seating will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. The production features Dr. Malinda FitzgeraldRon FitzgeraldMatthew HamnerJessica LoveHarry NeelyAlani LeeKierra TurnerDominick PlattHannah SchultzChelsea SmithersJodi WoodyAdam OkolicanyJohn TubbsAliyah Giden, and members of the Divine Voices Gospel Choir.

This Week At CBU

CBU’s GOT TALENT: Are you a performer? If so, the BSA is looking for people who are interested in participating in this year’s “CBU’s Got Talent” Talent Show on November 21 in the University Theater. BSA will be stationed in Alfonso Dining Hall all week to sign-up anyone who is interested in participating this year. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Mosley at jmosley2@cbu.edu or Adama Sow at asow1@cbu.edu.

LLC BONFIRE: Come out to the first bonfire of the year! Music, s’mores, hot chocolate, and apple cider on Wednesday, November 5 at the Living Learning Center Patio & Firepit at 8:00 p.m.



Three CBU alumni are being recognized among the “Top Forty Under 40″ Class of 2014, as selected by the Memphis Business JournalMauricio Calvo (Business Administration ’97), Executive Director of Latino Memphis; JT Malasri (Civil Engineering ’06, MBA ’12), Supervisor of Residential Engineering at MLGW; and Patrice Williamson-Thomas (Business Administration ’97), Deputy Director of Neighborhood Improvement with the City of Memphis. The 18th annual awards program recognizes the talents of the brightest Memphis-area professionals under age 40, both for career accomplishments and for giving their personal time to help local charities.The awards will be officially presented at a banquet event at the Hilton of Memphis presented by CBU on Thursday, November 20. The honorees will also be recognized at a reception at the Cooper-Wilson Center at CBU on Thursday, November 13.

Buccaneer forward Brendan Bennett (Business Administration ’18) won his third GSC Freshman of the Week award of the season. In addition to the game-winning goal against Lee, he also scored a goal in the win over Shorter. He also won the award September 9 and October 7.

Buccaneer goalkeeper Britton McGuire (Interdisciplinary Studies ’16) logged three straight shutouts in the week to earn his second GSC Defender of the Week award. He made 13 saves on the week, with four at Montevallo, four against Lee, and five against Shorter.

Lady Buc defender Gabrielle Pilgrim (English ’17) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for the South Region. She has played 14 games, starting 13, and she carries a perfect 4.0 GPA in English.

Lady Buc midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’15) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for the South Region. In 16 games, she has 10 goals and 10 assists for 30 points, while she carries a 3.38 GPA in Civil Engineering.

Buccaneer midfielder Diego Silva Vieira (Business Administration ’17) was awarded the GSC Soccer Player of the Week after he had a hand in all three game-winning goals. In a win at Montevallo, he scored on a free kick for the only goal in the Bucs’ 1-0 win. Against Lee, he fed a cross to Brendan Bennett for what proved to be the game-winner in the Bucs’ 2-0 win, and he wrapped up the week by scoring the game-winner in the Bucs’ 3-0 win over Shorter.

Parking Notice for November 11

CBU Admissions will be hosting a Discover CBU Open House for prospective students on Tuesday morning, November 11. Since we anticipate 100+ families for this event, a portion of the Central Lot will be blocked off and reserved for their use.

CBU has reserved the Fairgrounds parking lot across Central on Early Maxwell Blvd., behind the Kroc Center and adjacent to Maxine Smith STEAM Academy for student overflow parking for the entire morning. Shuttle buses will be available until 1:30 p.m. to ferry students who park across the street back and forth, and you will be provided free Chick-fil-A breakfast sandwiches and complimentary sodas and water. If you park at the Fairgrounds and can’t get back to your car before the shuttles stop running, Campus Police & Safety will provide rides.

It’s a win-win situation! Park across the street, get a free Chick-fil-A biscuit, and help CBU recruit another great freshman class for next year!

Important News from the Registrar

Fall Withdrawal Dates
November 6: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course
November 28: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course

Spring & Summer 2015 Registration Opening Dates
November 3: Adult Professional Studies (CAPS) & Graduate
November 17: Day Seniors
November 19: Day Juniors
November 21: Day Sophomores
November 25: Day Freshmen

The Spring and Summer Course Schedules are now available on the Web.

Prepare now for registration:
Undergraduate Day, Nursing & CAPS (Evening) students meet with their advisors to receive their alternate PIN. Contact your advisor to set up an appointment. Once you have registered for one course, your alternate PIN for that semester will be available on BannerWeb.
Graduate students have their ALT PIN available in BannerWeb at all times
There is a distinct alternative PIN for spring and another for summer.
2. Please note: CAPS students may only take CAPS courses and all other Undergraduates may only take NON-CAPS courses. You can easily find which sections are CAPS courses as they have CP in the campus (Cmp) section, such as:
3. Check BannerWeb to see if you have any holds. Take care of these now so you will be able to register on time.

Career Services Calendar

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 — Stephen Dunavant (’83), managing director of CBIZ MHM; Mitch Graves (’83), CEO of HealthChoice; Larkin Myers (’99), vice president of Tioga Environmental Consultants; and Mike Pohlman (’79), president and CEO of Pickering, Inc. 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.

CAREER POWER HOUR – Job Search Strategies: In this day and age, there are lots of ways to find a job. CBU’s Career Services office should be one main tool in your toolbox, but there are many others methods and strategies you can use to get that job you want.  Come learn about them on Tuesday, November 11 in Buckman 112, 1:00-2:00 p.m.  RSVP

BEST FORK FORWARD: SENIORS ONLY!  Reserve your seat today! The finale of the First Impressions series on dining etiquette features a four-course meal (including wine), and will teach you the finer points of surviving an important business dinner… from which fork to use when, to where to put your napkin after the meal, and everything in between!  Wednesday, November 12 in Sabbatini Lounge, 5:30-6:45 p.m. RSVP is required by November 7!

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Shelby Farms, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Thursday, November 13 in Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Open to all interested students and alumni in all majors.  RSVP

News at CBU

MISSION TRIP TO HAIITI: The CBU Nursing Program headed back to Haiti on November 1 for their Fall Mission Trip. Nursing students and faculty from the program go to Haiti twice a year with the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership to serve at St. Vincent’s School for Handicapped Children in downtown Port-au- Prince. The CBU nurses see the children in clinic and also take food, medicines, and school supplies. Pictured above are (l-r, standing) Tiffany Gardner, Heather Ayers, Dr. Marie Bredy, Stephanie Baggett, Heather Leland, Laura Scott, Dr. Sue Trzynka, and (seated) Denise Watkins and Suzanne Wilson.

CBU and Christian Brothers High School kicked off a new program with a workshop at CBU on October 31. The new program, in conjunction with the CBU-CBHS collaborative STEMM Co-LaB, is  a teacher-training program on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) education theory and practice and its applicability across all disciplines of instruction. Dr. Angela MoranProfessor of Mechanical Engineering & STEM Program Director, United States Naval Academy (pictured above), was the keynote speaker for the workshop. CBU’s Education Department is offering a graduate certificate program in STEMM Education, which includes the study of STEMM teaching principles, project-based learning methods, collaborative learning and assessment, and a focus on integration of mathematics and computer programming skills. Click here for more info »»

FOOD DRIVE: Campus Ministry
and the Black Student Association conducted a campus food drive (“Trick or Treat for Others to Eat!”) to benefit the Exchange Club of Memphis October 14-31. Participating teams included ZTA, Alpha Xi Delta, NPHC, BSA/NAACP/Divine Voices Gospel Choir, Freshman Experience, Campus Ministry, and Dr. Mary Kelly James’ Human Sexuality class. Together the teams collected 237 items of food. The combined team of BSA/Divine Voices/NAACP were the winning team, bringing in a total of 110 cans.

TRANSPORT PACKAGING WORKSHOP: The CBU Certified Packaging Lab hosted a Transport Packaging Workshop for 14 area high school students on October 28. They learned how a paper-based box was designed and cut, how compression box strength was determined, how the Edge Crush Test and pre-shipment tests were performed.  More pictures of the event can be viewed at the CBU Packaging Facebook page.

NEW TEST PROTOCOL: The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) has recently added a new test protocol, 6-AMAZON.com-B, to the list of protocols the CBU Certified Packaging Lab is certified to perform commercially. The test is a general simulation test for heavy and/or bulky packaged-products shipped through Amazon’s distribution system to final customer destinations. This brings the total number of certified test protocols for the CBU lab to 14 out of 29 ISTA test protocols.

Lasallian Collegians: All in the Family

Greetings from the Lasallian Collegians Committee! This week, we thought it appropriate to talk about the Lasallian network/family we have. There are 1,049 Lasallian schools in over 80 countries, covering elementary through college education (as of December 2012 according to lasalle.org). One of the nifty things about attending a Lasallian school is that all of the other Lasallian students in the world are like our extended family. I bet you didn’t know you had cousins in Brazil!

As you may know, some of our Lasallian family were recently highlighted via Hollywood! On Friday, November 14, the Lasallian Collegians will sponsor a viewing of When the Game Stands Tall, a movie about our family at De La Salle High School in California (and how their football team did well: on and off the field!). The event will start at 6:00 p.m. and feature the movie, a guest speaker, and a light reception. Check back next for the location   — the event is free, and we hope to see you there!

Bell Tower Gala

CBU’s third annual Bell Tower Gala will be held on November 15 in the Tennessee Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Memphis at 6:00 p.m. This year CBU will be awarding  Maurelian Medal to Bishop J. Terry Steib (above left) and honoring Michael Pohlman (’79, above center) and Analice Sowell (’02, ’05, above right) with the Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Young Alumna awards.

This unforgettable evening will be a festive charitable event, a tribute to the history of Lasallian education in Memphis, and a great way to reconnect with old friends. And since all proceeds support CBU’s exceptional academic programs and scholarships, it’s a great way to invest in the future of our students and our community.

Individual tickets to this event are $175. To purchase your ticket and reserve your spot today, contact Karen Viotti at kviotti@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3254.


Why Studying Abroad is Good For You

The ability to experience other people’s cultures is an opportunity no one should miss out on. Even if it is just a week, it will improve you as a person and a student. Take advantage of the London-Paris trip or the Spain trip in the spring.

In the London-Paris trip (May 2015), courses offered are Global Studies, which is an approved general education requirement, and Finance 437. Not only does studying abroad increase your knowledge on the classes you are taking, but it increases your knowledge of the culture that surrounds London and Paris. Visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral, seeing fashion at the Galleries Lafayette, exploring the Palace of Versailles, are all experiences of a lifetime.

In Spain (Spring Break 2015), you can increase your knowledge of renewable energies by taking a renewable energy course. There is also a mechanical engineering course offered for engineering majors as well. If you are not engineering major, that’s okay because now there is an economics course: Economics 347, offered as well. Plan to visit the three major cities Seville, Granada, and Cordoba, to see flamenco shows, explore street markets, see Granada’s Alhambra Palace, enjoy the beautiful coast of Malaga and much more while pursuing your studies.

Studying abroad can help you develop as a person, a professional, and encourage you to be involved in world issues. Do not miss these opportunities! Hurry and pay the $300 deposit. Both trips are open to all students. The deadline for Spain is Thanksgiving. For more information click here.

If you really want to go but cannot make the deadline payment, please contact Dr. Forsdick and leave a message with a phone number where you can be reached. Call (901) 321-3461 or email emathis@cbu.edu.

Donate Your Used Clothes & Support the Food Bank!

Gaia-MovementThe Gaia Movement collects gently used clothes and shoes, diverting them from the landfills, thus saving resources, reducing greenhouse gasses, and providing good clothes for hundreds of thousands of people. Through their green drop-off bins they provide a convenient way for people in local communities to donate their unwanted clothes. The program strives for ZERO waste, and kept almost 10 million pounds of textiles out of landfills in 2013 nationwide! This Gaia Memphis recycling program helps Gaia fund the Community Table Garden at 1895 Madison, which benefits the Mid-South Food Bank. CBU’s donation box is located behind O’Hara Hall in the East Parkway parking lot.

Upcoming Events

JUVENILE JUSTICE SUMMIT: The CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present a Juvenile Justice Summiton Tuesday, November 16 in Spain Auditorium. Confirmed panelists include  Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Police Director Tony ArmstrongAndrew Collins of Stain Your Brain, and Charlie Caswell executive director of the Rangeline Neighborhood CDC.  The discussion will be led and moderated by CBU’s NAACP members and we will solicit questions via a live Twitter feed with the hashtag #CBUJJ. 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 naacp@cbu.edu for more information.

STRESS REDUCTION THROUGH MEDITATION: Please join us for a meditation workshop on Wednesday, November 19 in the LLC Classroom, 1:00-1:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy), this workshop will cover basic techniques of mindfulness meditation to help focus our attention and awareness as we begin a very busy and frequently stressful time of the year.

THANKSGIVING LUNCH: Skip breakfast on Thursday, November 20 and save room for a  Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

fleshmadewordREADING & RECEPTION: The President’s Commission on Women presents a reading by Dr. Emily A. Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) on November 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Plough Library. Dr. Holmes will be reading from her book, Flesh Made Word: Medieval Women Mystics, Writing, and the Incarnation, in which she displays how medieval women writers expanded traditional theology through the incarnational practice of writing and draws inspiration for feminist theology from the writings of these medieval women mystics as well as French feminist philoso­phers of écriture féminine. 

CBU’s GOT TALENT: Are you a performer? If so, the BSA is looking for people who are interested in participating in this year’s “CBU’s Got Talent” Talent Show on November 21 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m.

PETER PAN: Join Student Life at the Playhouse on the Square on November 22 at 7:00 p.m. for Peter Pan. The boy who won’t grow up is flying with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling in this musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie. Peter leads the gang to Neverland where they encounter the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile, and the sprightly fairy Tinker Bell. Tickets are limited so sign up now at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips

Buccaneer Bulletin

 The Bucs returned to the NSCAA Top 25 for the first time in two years in the No. 16 spot in the October 28 edition of the poll. The Bucs are the only GSC team in this week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Men’s National Rankings. CBU also retained the No. 3 spot in the NCAA Division II South Regional Soccer Rankings.
 The Lady Bucs remained in the No. 6 spot in the NCAA Division II South Regional Soccer Rankings.

MEN’S SOCCER (14-2, 8-1 GSC)
10/31: Bucs 1, Union University 0 (at Jackson, TN)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (13-4, 8-4 GSC)
10/31: Lady Bucs 3, Union University 0 (at Jackson, TN)
VOLLEYBALL (15-12, 11-6 GSC)
10/28: Lady Bucs 3 , Mississippi College 0 (at Canale Arena)
10/30: Lady Bucs 3, Henderson State (at Arkadelphia, AR)
10/27-28: Matt Dyas Invitiational (Carrollton, GA): Bucs 11th of 14 teams. Daniel Kraus paced the Bucs with a 30th-place finish of 6-over par (75-70-77-222) on the 7,026-yard par-72 course.


11/07: GSC Semifinal (Pensacola, FL, 7:00 p.m.)
11/09: GSC Championship (Pensacola, FL; 1:30 p.m.)
11/04: GSC Quarterfinal (TBA)
11/07: GSC Semifinal (Pensacola, FL)
11/09: GSC Championship (Pensacola, FL; 11:00 a.m.)
11/04: Union University (Jackson, TN; 7:00 p.m.)
11/07: Lee University (Cleveland, TN; 6:00 p.m.)
11/08: Shorter University (Rome, GA; 12:00 p.m.)
11/08: GSC Championship (Hoover, AL; 9:00 a.m)