Career & Internship Expo

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The Career & Internship Expo that was postponed last week has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Canale Arena.  Sixty-five companies and organizations are scheduled to attend, including Thomas & Betts and Yusen Logistics, who have just been added to our list.  All CBU students and alumni are welcome to attend. A complete list of the companies and organizations scheduled to attend is available at this link, or visit www.cbu.edu/career. Dress professionally, research companies that interest you ahead of time, and bring plenty of resumes.  If you have any questions, contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu, or stop by Buckman Hall, Suite 207.

OTHER CAREER SERVICES EVENTS THIS WEEK 
Wednesday, February 25: Choosing A College Major Workshop (Montesi Executive Center, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)
Thursday, February 26: Careers In Sports Networking Luncheon (Canale Arena Skybox, 12:15-1:50 p.m.)

This Week at CBU

For a complete and up-to-date calendar of events, visit www.cbu.edu/cbu-events.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH SONNY DAVIS: Join the CBU chapter of the NAACP to share in conversation with civil rights activist Dr. Elvernice “Sonny” Davis on February 24 at 12:15 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Davis serves as interim executive director for the United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, and spent 30 years as an active duty chaplain in the United States Army. You don’t have to be an NAACP member to attend and you’re welcome to bring a friend! For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

RA INTEREST MEETINGS: Being a Resident Assistant (RA) is one of the best student leadership positions available anywhere! If you are interested in taking an active role in life, you may want to consider applying to become a Resident Assistant (RA). RAs are assigned to oversee residents, programming, administrative work, and the ongoing development of the Residence Life program. RAs provide personal and individual assistance to students who have problems or questions about residence life and the general college experience. The Office of Residence Life looks for RA candidates who demonstrate a strong interest in people, are deeply involved in their CBU experience, and have a proven record of responsibility. If you are organized, hardworking, and want to contribute positively to your community, then the RA position is for you. RA Interest Meetings are being held on Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Living Learning Center Classroom. Deadline for applications is March 6 by 5:00 p.m. For more information about becoming a Resident Assistant, visit www.cbu.edu/become-ra or contact the Office of Residence Life at (901) 321-4102 or awade2@cbu.edu. You can also visit the Residence Life office in the Office of Student Life, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

FORUM ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: The CBU community is invited to attend a forum on “The Basics of Alzheimer’s” on Tuesday, February 24, 1:00–1:50  p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Ms. Miriam Clay, Manager of Programs and Education for the Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, whose presentation will cover some of the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and where we currently stand with Alzheimer’s research, as well as available programs and services that are available to the West Tennessee community. Also featured will be the following panelists: Hannah Addison (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering), Ms. Kay Cunningham (Plough Library), and Brother Terence McLaughlin (Lambert Hall Community). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sadie Lisenby, CBU Counseling Center at (901) 321-3527 or slisenby@cbu.edu.

PERSONAL BRAND BUILDING: Angela Copeland, founder and coach for Copeland Coaching, will present a free “Building Your Personal Brand” workshop on Tuesday, February 24 in Spain Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. The workshop will provide job seekers insight on how to prepare for the upcoming 2nd Annual Multicultural Career Expo, addressing topics such as dressing for success, resume writing, and branding yourself online. Register online today at www.jobfairmemphis.com.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH JESSE TURNER: The CBU chapter of the NAACP will host Jesse Turner, chairman of Tri-State Bank and the first African-American student to integrate CBHS (and any Memphis high school) on Thursday, February 26 in Assisi Hall 151 at 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

SUSTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is the final part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Adam Guerrero and Jovantae Thomas, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts. This last installment of For the Love of Gardening Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 26 in Buckman Hall 358 at 6:00 p.m. and will include ways to ensure that your garden can continue on with little to no cost. By saving seeds from successful plants this year you can start next years garden for free. This workshop will teach the best way to save any seed from your garden and grow a healthy plant from it the next year.  Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.


FOOD PATRIOTS:
The Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith will present a screening of the film Food Patriots on Thursday, February 26, in conjunction with the For the Love of Gardening Workshop Series and in partnership with GrowMemphis. Food Patriots begins with a wake up call: filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz’s son got sick eating chicken contaminated with a superbug, and antibiotics failed. The film chronicles the family’s newfound interest in food sources, getting outlaw chickens, and meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. They call the people who are doing this Food Patriots. The film will screen at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

“BLUE OUT” BASKETBALL GAMES: Alpha Xi Delta will be hosting their annual ‘Blue Out’ basketball game on Thursday, February 26 to raise awareness for their national philanthropy Autism Speaks. Canale Arena will be decked out all in blue, the players will be provided blue shoes laces, and the entire school is highly encouraged to wear blue to the game! ‘Blue’ treats and Autism Speaks gear will be on sale, with the the profits benefiting Autism Speaks. There will also be drawings for really cool prizes! It will be a very fun night and a great way to support Autism Speaks and our CBU Bucs! Lady Bucs vs. Union University at 5:00 p.m., and Bucs vs. Union University at 7:00 p.m.

GSA GAME NIGHT & DINNER: The CBU Gay Straight Alliance will host an evening of dinner and games — Sticky Head/Who Am I? — on Thursday, February 26 in Stritch Lounge beginning at 6:00 p.m.

THEATRE—365 DAYS/365 PLAYS: CBU Theatre will present its spring play, 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 in the University Theater, 7;30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $2.00 general admission. “This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day. Parks is one of the American theater’s most wily and innovative writers, and her stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous” — TIME magazine

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CASINO NIGHT:
 Student Life is teaming up with TKE to host the 2nd Annual Casino Night event to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalon Friday, February 27 in Alfonso Dining Hall at 8:00 p.m. All money raised will be donated to St. Jude! Free Snacks provided to all players! Prizes will be raffled off to winning players!

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CBU GARDEN DAY: 
Are you tired of being inside? Do you want to help us grow food? The Student Sustainability Coalition’s Garden Day is Sunday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Come help us compost and build raised beds!

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
Faculty/Staff vs. Engineers, Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Honors vs. TKE Freshmen, Monday at 8:00 p.m.
 ZTA vs. Soccer Girls, Monday at 9:00 p.m.
 Uncle Drew’s Nephews vs. G.M.O., Monday at 10:00 p.m.
 ASCE vs. TKE 2, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
 Honors vs. Engineers, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
 Redeem Team vs. SAE, Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.
 Engineers vs. Soccer Globetrotters, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
 Uncle Drew’s Nephews vs. Redeem Team, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
 TKE 1 vs. Kappa Sigma, Wednesday at 9:00 p.m.
All games are in Canale Arena

Kudos

Emi Abutineh (Biology ’15) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Sarah Langsdon (Natural Science ’15) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Buccaneer forward Sidy Sall (Business Administration ’15) was named Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for the week of February 9-15. Sall scored 19 points with 15 rebounds against West Florida, and he followed with 23 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks against Valdosta State.

Rice Bowl Project

ricebowlPeer Ministers and Campus Ministry are teaming up to raise money for Catholic Relief Services via the Rice Bowl project. Each student organization will be given a couple of Rice Bowls to fill with change throughout the Lenten Season. Collection of the money each week will be Friday night. The organization with the most money raised each week will be announced in the weekly edition of the Connection as well as on the TVs in the Alfonso Dining Hall and the Buc and social media sites. If your organization would like to be involved, contact Matt Winemiller at mwinemil@cbu.edu or Lauren Harrett at lharrett@cbu.edu. Rice Bowls can be picked up from Matt Winemiller or from Brother Tom Sullivan in Campus Ministry.

What is Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl? Forty years ago, Catholics in the United States wanted to respond to the famine in Africa. Could we feed the hungry through Lenten prayers, fasting, and almsgiving? The answer was YES — and it came in the form of a small cardboard box. Forty years later, it still does. And now there’s an app for that too! Check out the CRS Rice Bowl App to get more involved: Android» Apple»

 

Bouquets of Hope


Students from the CBU Nursing Program have been helping Catholic Charities of West Tennessee with a project called Bouquets of Hope, wherein flowers donated from events are repurposed to be delivered to nursing homes. Nursing students assisted in devising a flower-drying system, and the results were given to hard-to-employ Catholic Charities along with glue guns and ribbons, and they began to make beautiful, handcrafted ornaments, wreaths, and potpourri. Floral arrangements from just one wedding, funeral, corporate function, or special event can provide over 40 smiles in bouquet form to appreciative recipients. Each repurposed bouquet is as unique as the volunteer or client who made it and is guaranteed to brighten someone’s day.  Donations to support the Bouquets of Hope project are being accepted through a GoFundMe fundraiser

Your Very Own Reserved Parking Space

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HAVE YOU HEARD???

Students who complete all of their
 course evaluations will be eligible to win a PREMIUM PARKING SPACE FOR ONE SEMESTER! 

Just ask Jimmy Nguyen, winner from the Fall 2014 semester evaluations.  Congratulations also go out to Abagail Hertz, who won a Google Chromecast.

Evaluations for the 1st 8-week classes will be open until February 28th — so don’t miss your chance to win!

Upcoming Events

TRAILBLAZERS OF MEMPHIS: The Black Student Association will present a program in honor of Civil Rights Month on March 5 in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m., featuring speakers from the Memphis area who have devoted their lives to destroying racial barriers and increasing civil rights for all.

VOLUNTEER FAIR: The CBU Honors Program and Student Government (in conjunction with Career Services) are partnering for CBU’s Volunteer Fair on ThursdayMarch 19 in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This event is intended to promote awareness and establish a connection between CBU students, faculty, and staff and our community’s non-profit organizations. A dozen local agencies will be on-hand to share their indispensable insight regarding all aspects of the admirable works that take place in the Memphis community, as well as educating attendees on how they can get involved.

STEMM WORKSHOP: Christian Brothers University in partnership with Christian Brothers High School is offering a workshop for educators featuring Dr. Justin Whitmer on “Facilitating Questions and Creating Problems” on Friday, March 20 in Montesi Executive Center, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Participants will apply the basic principles of scientific inquiry and design thinking integral to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) education; participate in collaborative breakout sessions to build lesson plans with compelling problems and case studies in various disciplines such as English, Literature, Social Studies, Sciences, and Fine Arts; learn tips to transform a classroom into a collaborative learning environment in multiple academic disciplines in grades K-12; and build project-based and problem-based lesson plans and develop assessment strategies to employ in classrooms. The cost is $95 (which includes lunch), and participants will earn six PDHs for attending. Online enrollment is available at stemmcolab.com/training. For more information, contact Rebeccca Neves, CBHS STEMM CoLaB Director, at rneves@cbhs.org.

ayresFOOD & FAITH LECTURE: Dr. Jennifer Ayres will speak on “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System” in the University Theater on March 26 at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and God’s delight in the nourishment and enlivening of earthly bodies. Each time we share the bread and cup, we testify to God’s presence in the simple acts of eating and drinking together. What does this action mean, however, in the midst of a food system faced with such serious challenges as food insecurity, obstructed access to healthy and affordable food, community instability, environmental degradation, and the disenfranchisement of people? Jennifer Ayres’ research interests include religious environmental education; social activism and religious identity; faith formation in the context of popular culture; and feminist practical theology. She is the author of two books, Waiting for a Glacier to Move: Practicing Social Witness and Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology. Dr. Ayres is is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program at Emory University. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith.

jim_baileySEIDMAN TOWN HALL LECTURE:  The M. L. Seidman Memorial Town Hall Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Jim Bailey as its 2015 speaker on April 7 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Bailey will discuss “The Industrial Giants of Modern Healthcare Whose Time is Past” and the servant-leader champions of person-centered health care who are at work to replace them. Jim Bailey is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health Systems Improvement, cares for the sick, and teaches doctors in training. His research appears in many peer-reviewed medical journals, including JAMAJournal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bailey has an abiding passion for the classics, medical history, and ethics, and believes that sharing our stories can heal. He is the author of the novel, The End of Healing, which was published by The Healthy City in 2014. A book-signing will follow the lecture.

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BANQUET (rescheduled): The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2015 and will induct the five inductees at the Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday night, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $45 each, and a table of eight is $360. The Class of 2015 includes Bill Bintz (Basketball ’73), Kenny Greene (Baseball ’84), Leon Haag (Basketball ’60), Taneisha Lenon (Basketball ’00), and Charlie Leonard (Basketball ’75, Coach ’90-97). For more information on the banquet, please contact Brian Summers at (901) 321-3370 or bsummers@cbu.edu.

simone-cambellVANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM: The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium presents Sister Simone Campbell as its 2015 keynote speaker on April 16 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m.. Sister Simone has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice. Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues. During the 2010 congressional debate about healthcare reform, she wrote the famous “nuns’ letter” supporting the reform bill and got 59 leaders of Catholic Sisters, including LCWR, to sign on. In 2012, she was also instrumental in organizing the “Nuns on the Bus” tour of nine states to oppose the “Ryan Budget” approved by the House of Representatives. This budget would decimate programs meant to help people in need. “Nuns on the Bus” received an avalanche of attention across the nation from religious communities, elected officials and the media. Simone has often been featured in the national and international media, including appearances on 60 MinutesThe Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She has received numerous awards, including a “Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award” and the “Defender of Democracy Award” from the international Parliamentarians for Global Action. In addition, she has been the keynote or featured speaker at numerous large gatherings, including the 2012 Democratic National Convention. For more information, visit www.gvanderhaar.org.

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK (rescheduled): As the closing lecture of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens exhibition “Hail! Britannia!,” Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Wednesday, February 18 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, noon to 1:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.

GaryChapmanWILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Tenth Annual Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will welcome Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, as its keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 28 at Christ United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Chapman is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers / Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology. Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (15-10, 12-9 GSC)
02/19: Bucs 78, Alabama-Huntsville 86 (at Huntsville, AL)
02/21: Bucs 98, North Alabama 82 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (8-19, 6-15 GSC)
02/19: Lady Bucs 53, Alabama-Huntsville 50 (at Huntsville, AL)
02/21: Lady Bucs 61, North Alabama 72 (at Canale Arena)
SOFTBALL (3-11, 1-5 GSC)
02/20: Lady Bucs 0/0Shorter University 8/17 (at Montgomery, AL)
02/21: Lady Bucs 2Shorter University 11 (at Montgomery, AL)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
02/26: Union University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
02/26: Union University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
BASEBALL
02/25: Calumet College of St. Joseph (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/28: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/01: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 1:00 p.m.)
SOFTBALL
02/21: LeMoyne-Owen College (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/28: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
03/01: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 1:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
02/27: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 1:00 p.m.)
03/01: Mississippi College (TPC at Southwind; 11:00 a.m.)

A Valentine for Ms. Sadie

Honors Program students Payton Powers and Rachel Depperschmidt ask Ms. Sadie to be their Valentine. From February to April, students in the the CBU Honors Program participate in the program’s Deliberate Acts of Kindness (DAK) project. A different student each day performs a Deliberate Act of Kindness for another person (or persons) at CBU or in the community. Since Payton Powers‘ and Rachel Depperschmidt‘s DAKs were on corresponding days just before Valentine’s, they decided to work together to ask Ms. Sadie Lisenby, CBU’s beloved Director of Counseling, to be their Valentine. To do so, they made posters, bought flowers and candy, and recruited other members of the Honors Program to help them by participating in a flash mob dance. After all this, Payton and Rachel were so happy when Ms. Sadie said YES! Thank you, Ms. Sadie, for all you do for ALL our CBU students, faculty, and staff.

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This Week at CBU

For a complete and up-to-date calendar of events, visit www.cbu.edu/cbu-events.

NAACP MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: The CBU chapter of the NAACP is holding a membership drive all this week in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dues are $15 for students under 21 and $30 for individuals over 21. For more information, email naacp@cbu.edu.

Mardi_Gras_mask_cateyes_iconPRE-ASH BASH: Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? Join Campus Ministry and the Peer Ministers to celebrate Fat Tuesday CBU style! There will be a Pre-Ash Bash on Tuesday, February 17 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Living Learning Center, complete with jazz music, king cake, mask decorating, and a whole lot more! Come celebrate with your fellow students and kick this year’s Lent off right!

ASH WEDNESDAY: Distribution of Ashes will take place throughout the day at various locations on campus:
7:30-8:15 a.m. in Cooper-Wilson Center Foyer
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge
Mass at 5:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel
5:00-5:45 p.m. in Buckman Hall Foyer

NSBE DONUT SALE: The CBU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will be selling donuts, muffins, and orange juice in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center and outside of the Computer Center on Thursday, February 19, 7:00-9:30 a.m. They will also be handing out fun facts about minority scientists and engineers who have contributed to American society over the years. Funds from sales will benefit the Memphis NSBE Jr. chapter, which consists of children who are mentored by the NSBE and encouraged to pursue STEM career paths.

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: As part of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ “Munch and Learn” brown-bag lecture series, Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Wednesday, February 18 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, noon to 1:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.

jaws-pinkpalaceYOUNG PROFESSIONALS “JAWS” EVENT: The Pink Palace Museum is pleased to offer the first Young Professionals event – Beer/Wine & A Movie on Thursday, February 19. You’ll see JAWS like never before, in the CTI Giant Screen Theater at the Pink Palace! Enjoy complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and popcorn. The cost is $10pp. Must be 21 and older. Reception begins at 5:30; movie begins at 6:30. There will be no late seating. Reservations are limited. Buy your tickets now!

elaineblanchard-6THE POWER OF STORYTELLING: Elaine Blanchard will discuss “The Power of Storytelling” on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 155. Elaine Blanchard is Elaine is a storyteller, writer, and actor. She also is an adjunct professor at Memphis Theological Seminary and facilitates ongoing classes as part of her Prison Stories project at Shelby County’s jail for women. Sponsored by Alpha Chi. For further information contact Dr Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu.

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MAINTAINING YOUR GARDEN: 
Come out to the third For the LOVE of Gardening Workshop series Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 358. Art Johnson will be teaching participants how to maintain their gardens. This workshop is FREE to CBU students, $10 for other students, and $20 general admission. 
Memphis native Art Johnson started gardening in 2010 when he stumbled upon an employment opportunity. He is the Garden Coordinator at the TIGURS Urban Garden at the University of Memphis. He loves the solitude of the garden and how he can share it with other people. He also loves the “yummy organic food right off the plant” and “working amid the lush greenery on a perfect spring or summer day.” He says students should come to his workshop to share their gardening experiences and notes and grow better gardens and communities, he says, “isn’t that what ‘community’ is all about?” Register to attend this workshop at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1149318

“PINK GOES RED” BASKETBALL GAME: The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invite the CBU community to the Pink Goes Red Basketball Game on Thursday, February 19 starting at 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. AKA requests that everyone wear red in honor of Heart Disease Month. Mu Epsilon will be handing out healthy snacks and giving out information on heart disease.

THE LION KING AT THE ORPHEUM: Join Student Life on Sunday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. and experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage, The Lion King. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges in the mist. SOLD OUT! (But check www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs to see if any tickets become available.)

Kudos

Johnnathon Kring (ITS) has earned the Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security (CCNA Security) professional certification, showcasing his knowledge of network security fundamentals.

An article entitled “Experimental Verification of McKee Formula” authored by Badar Aloumi (MSEM), Waleed Alnashwan (MSEM), Siripong Malasri (Dean of Engineering), Alex Othmani (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Michael Kist (MSEM), Nathan Sampson (Engineering Management ’15), Sebastian Polania (Mechanical Engineering ’17), Yuliana Sanchez-Luna (Civil Engineering ’17), Matthew Johnson (Engineering Management ’15), and Ronald Fotso (Computer Science ’15) was recently published in the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology, 3(1), 129-137, 2015.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
Thursday, February 19: Pizza & Professionals (Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.)  Come learn about CBIZ-MHM — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza! What a deal!  All students interested in learning more about the company are welcome to attend.

NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, February 24: 2015 Career & Internship Expo (Canale Arena, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) This semester’s expo features 58 (and counting) companies seeking to fill a variety of full-time and internship positions across many different majors are already confirmed, and more are expected!   Make plans to be there!  Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Employers already scheduled to attend include: Achievement Schools, Aflac, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, Aspire Public Schools, AZO Inc., Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center, Bartlett City Schools, Becker CPA Review, BRIDGES/Bridge Builders, Capital Financial Advisors, Catholic Diocese Of Memphis Department Of Education, CBRE, CBU Department Of Education, Church Health Center, Collierville Schools, Cordova Safety Products, ECS Federal, Inc., EdR Collegiate Housing, Enterprise Holdings, Ericson Group, Inc., First Tennessee Bank, Flintco LLC, Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School, Gateway Group Personnel, Gestalt Community Schools, GRAD Academy Memphis, Green Dot Public Schools, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools, Kroger, Lasallian Volunteers, Leadership Preparatory Charter School, MassMutual, Medtronic, Inc., New York Life, Nike, NovaCopy, Outback Steakhouse, Raymond James Financial, Regional One Health, Regus, Robert Half – Accoun temps, Sedgwick, ServiceMaster, Share One, Shelby County Schools, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Social Security Administration, Stabilit America dba Glasteel, Teach For America, TEKsystems, The West Clinic, Thomas & Betts, United BioSource Corporation, WKNO-TV/FM, WMC-TV, YES Prep Public Schools, Youth Villages, Inc.
Wednesday, February 25: Choosing A College Major Workshop (Montesi Executive Center, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)
Thursday, February 26: Careers In Sports Networking Luncheon (Canale Arena Skybox, 12:15-1:50 p.m.)

News at CBU

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Twenty-five CBU students, along with new staff members, joined the Christian Brothers of Lambert Hall for Dinner & Conversation with the Brothers, on the topic of “Balancing Life’s Priorities.” Brother Terence McLaughlin, Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut, and Brother Getachew Alemayehu shared some opening remarks about their experiences and how they prioritize vocation, faith, community, and personal development. This was followed by a social with the other Brothers in their Community Lounge, and then this dinner gathering to have further conversations between Brothers and students about this topic.

Peer Mentor Program

Are you interested in taking charge of your education? Do you want an accountability partner? Would you like additional support in regards to academics, the CBU community and campus, or networking opportunities? Do you want to build strong relationships with your peers? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then the Peer Mentor Program is for you!

The Peer Mentor Program was designed as an additional resource for students who want to build a strong relationship with their peers while learning new skills and gaining experience that will lead to success academically and socially. Each mentee is matched with a mentor and a group of 2-5 other mentees. Students will meet as a group and as well as individually throughout the spring semester as your schedule permits. Your mentor will guide you through unique challenges that you face and be a resource for any questions or concerns you have. This program will help strengthen the academic skills you have while giving you tips and tricks to make you more successful in all aspects of college life.

We are currently accepting applications for students interested in taking charge of their education and having a peer mentor this semester. You can submit your application or any questions to Shelby Roberts in Academic Services, Barry Hall 33.

Explore the World

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Want to become a global citizen?
Then explore the world through study abroad. Learn about finance and global studies in London and Paris this May.  After taking exams, travel the streets of London and Paris and see Buckingham Palace, the Arc de Triomphe, Lloyd’s of London Headquarters, Kensington Gardens, and more! You can even take a river cruise or go to the Piccadilly Circus (pictured above)! This is an opportunity to see the world, experience new people, delve into new culture, and to actually become a global citizen. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Study Aboard has numerous opportunities to cut down on cost, including several $500 stipends for students traveling abroad this year. Students who want to study abroad are encouraged to come to the study abroad office and work out a payment plan.

Hurry! Deadlines are coming up:
• Students must be registered for classes before spring break, and full payment must be received by April 15.
• $300 deposit is due February 17.

For more information on the London Paris trip or ways to reduce cost, visit www.cbu.edu/studyabroad.

Upcoming February Events

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH SONNY DAVIS: Join the CBU chapter of the NAACP to share in conversation with civil rights activist Dr. Elvernice “Sonny” Davis on February 24 at 12:15 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Davis serves as interim executive director for the United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, and spent 30 years as an active duty chaplain in the United States Army. You don’t have to be an NAACP member to attend and you’re welcome to bring a friend! For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

FORUM ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: The CBU community is invited to attend a forum on “The Basics of Alzheimer’s” on Tuesday, February 24, 1:00–1:50  p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Ms. Miriam Clay, Manager of Programs and Education for the Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, whose presentation will cover some of the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and where we currently stand with Alzheimer’s research, as well as available programs and services that are available to the West Tennessee community. Also featured will be the following panelists: Hannah Addison (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering), Ms. Kay Cunningham (Plough Library), and Brother Terence McLaughlin (Lambert Hall Community). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sadie Lisenby, CBU Counseling Center at (901) 321-3527 or slisenby@cbu.edu.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH JESSE TURNER: The CBU chapter of the NAACP will host Jesse Turner, chairman of Tri-State Bank and the first African-American student to integrate CBHS (and any Memphis high school) on Thursday, February 26 in Assisi Hall 151 at 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

SUSTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is the final part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Adam Guerrero and Jovantae Thomas, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts. This last installment of For the Love of Gardening Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 26 in Buckman Hall 358 at 6:00 p.m. and will include ways to ensure that your garden can continue on with little to no cost. By saving seeds from successful plants this year you can start next years garden for free. This workshop will teach the best way to save any seed from your garden and grow a healthy plant from it the next year.  Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.


FOOD PATRIOTS:
The Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith will present a screening of the film Food Patriots on Thursday, February 26, in conjunction with the For the Love of Gardening Workshop Series and in partnership with GrowMemphis. Food Patriots begins with a wake up call: filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz’s son got sick eating chicken contaminated with a superbug, and antibiotics failed. The film chronicles the family’s newfound interest in food sources, getting outlaw chickens, and meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. They call the people who are doing this Food Patriots. The film will screen at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

“BLUE OUT” BASKETBALL GAMES: Alpha Xi Delta will be hosting their annual ‘Blue Out’ basketball game on Thursday, February 26 to raise awareness for their national philanthropy Autism Speaks. Canale Arena will be decked out all in blue, the players will be provided blue shoes laces, and the entire school is highly encouraged to wear blue to the game! ‘Blue’ treats and Autism Speaks gear will be on sale, with the the profits benefiting Autism Speaks. There will also be drawings for really cool prizes! It will be a very fun night and a great way to support Autism Speaks and our CBU Bucs! Lady Bucs vs. Union University at 5:00 p.m., and Bucs vs. Union University at 7:00 p.m.

THEATRE—365 DAYS/365 PLAYS: CBU Theatre will present its spring play, 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 in the University Theater, 7;30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $2.00 general admission. “This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day. Parks is one of the American theater’s most wily and innovative writers, and her stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous” — TIME magazine

CasinoNight15CASINO NIGHT: Student Life is teaming up with TKE to host the 2nd Annual Casino Night event to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalon Friday, February 27 in Alfonso Dining Hall at 8:00 p.m. All money raised will be donated to St. Jude! Free Snacks provided to all players! Prizes will be raffled off to winning players!

Upcoming Speakers: Mark Your Calendar

ayresFOOD & FAITH LECTURE: Dr. Jennifer Ayres will speak on “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System” in the University Theater on March 26 at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and God’s delight in the nourishment and enlivening of earthly bodies. Each time we share the bread and cup, we testify to God’s presence in the simple acts of eating and drinking together. What does this action mean, however, in the midst of a food system faced with such serious challenges as food insecurity, obstructed access to healthy and affordable food, community instability, environmental degradation, and the disenfranchisement of people? Jennifer Ayres’ research interests include religious environmental education; social activism and religious identity; faith formation in the context of popular culture; and feminist practical theology. She is the author of two books, Waiting for a Glacier to Move: Practicing Social Witness and Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology. Dr. Ayres is is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program at Emory University. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith.

jim_baileySEIDMAN TOWN HALL LECTURE:  The M. L. Seidman Memorial Town Hall Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Jim Bailey as its 2015 speaker on April 7 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Bailey will discuss “The Industrial Giants of Modern Healthcare Whose Time is Past” and the servant-leader champions of person-centered health care who are at work to replace them. Jim Bailey is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health Systems Improvement, cares for the sick, and teaches doctors in training. His research appears in many peer-reviewed medical journals, including JAMAJournal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bailey has an abiding passion for the classics, medical history, and ethics, and believes that sharing our stories can heal. He is the author of the novel, The End of Healing, which was published by The Healthy City in 2014. A book-signing will follow the lecture.

GaryChapmanWILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Tenth Annual Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will welcome Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, as its keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 28 at Christ United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Chapman is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers / Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology. Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (14-9, 11-8 GSC)
02/12: Bucs 70, West Florida 52 (at Canale Arena)
02/14: Bucs 91, Valdosta State 87 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (7-17, 5-13 GSC)
02/12: Lady Bucs 51, West Florida 63 (at Canale Arena)
02/14: Lady Bucs 52Valdosta State 59 (at Canale Arena)
BASEBALL (5-4, 2-1 GSC)
02/13: Bucs 2Mississippi College (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/14: Bucs 9/15, Mississippi College 2/6 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
SOFTBALL (3-8, 1-2 GSC)
02/13: Lady Bucs 4Evangel University 10 (at Bland Field)
02/13: Lady Bucs 9, Evangel University (at Bland Field)
02/14: Lady Bucs 1/0, Mississippi College 9/(at Bland Field)
02/15: Lady Bucs 11, Mississippi College (at Bland Field)
MEN’S TENNIS (1-1, 0-1 GSC)
02/15: Bucs 1, Alabama-Huntsville (at Huntsville, AL)
WOMEN’S TENNIS (0-2, 0-1 GSC)
02/15: Lady Bucs 0Alabama-Huntsville (at Huntsville, AL)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
02/19: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 7:30 p.m.)
02/21: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
02/19: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 5:30 p.m.)
02/21: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)
BASEBALL
02/19: Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, TN; 4:00 p.m.)
02/21: Shorter University (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
02/22: Shorter University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
SOFTBALL
02/21: Shorter University (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/22: Shorter University (Bland Field; 12:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
02/18: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 12:00 p.m.)
02/22: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 12:00 p.m.)

CBU Selected as One of “10 to Watch”

CBU has been selected by the Greater Memphis Chamber as one of its “10 to Watch” in 2015. The Chamber has recognized 10 companies and organizations who stood out in 2014 for their leadership in the community, whether that be through driving the local economy, inspiring innovation or embracing change.

“CBU is honored to be among such esteemed company and to be recognized by the Chamber for our efforts in the community,” said Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of CBU.

“These 10 Memphis businesses were chosen for the tremendous accomplishments they made in 2014 and the promise of what’s yet to come,” said Phil Trenary, president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. “The Chamber proudly recognizes these members for the jobs and talent they bring to Memphis, and we look forward to their future success.”

“We have a 144-year history of providing exceptionally educated, creative and innovative graduates to the Memphis marketplace and economy,” Smarrelli said. “And we are confident that our efforts to reach even deeper into the community through our partnerships with Shelby County Schools with Middle College High School and the Maxine Smith STEAM Academy, along with the new CBHS STEMM CoLaB, will strengthen the city’s educational foundation and pay rich dividends as our children become better prepared for both college and the growing technological demands on our workforce.

“This investment in the future is in keeping with our Lasallian heritage, an extension of the Christian Brothers’ mission to provide an education to young people, especially to the disadvantaged, and thus to build better communities and a better society. We certainly hope everyone will watch CBU this year, but more importantly we hope that everyone will watch our younger generation step up, prepared to make Memphis a more equitable, progressive, and prosperous city.”

Below are the Chamber’s selections as the top 10 to Watch in 2015 (in alphabetical order):
1.  Caissa Public Strategy
2. Christian Brothers University
3.  Kemmons Wilson Inc.
4.  MicroPort Orthopedics
5.  MC Ionic Solutions
6.  Restaurant Iris/Second Line
7.  Southern Airways Express
8.  Sweet Potato Baby
9.  University of Memphis
10. Wingstop

Read more about these companies in the Memphis Crossroads Digital Magazine, which will be available on March 1, 2015.

This Week at CBU

DINNER & CONVERSATION WITH THE BROTHERS: The Living Learning Communities invite any and all CBU students to join them for a free dinner and good conversation with CBU’s Christian Brothers at Lambert Hall on Wednesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. about the theme of “Balancing Life’s Priorities.” Several Brothers will share their wisdom and life experiences about how they balance their work, faith, community engagement, family and friends, and self. A social gathering and dinner will follow in the Brothers’ dining hall. Meet at 5:00 p.m. at the Brothers’ Community Lounge in Lambert Hall. There are a limited number of spots, so please RSVP to Dr. Ben Jordan at  bjordan1@cbu.edu.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS MEETING: The National Society of Black Engineers will hold open meetings every Wednesday in Nolan 241 at 6:00 p.m. to reach out the student body. Membership is open to STUDENTS OF ANY RACE OR ANY STEM MAJOR. Come out and find out how our networking, community outreach, and record-size career fairs can benefit you for life.

YOGA LESSONS: Come practice yoga with Meredith Melvin, Wednesday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge with CBU Sustainability and Psi Chi. Bring your own mat! If you do not have your own mat, a bath towel will work just fine.

ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: 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 techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The final session will be held at 1:00-1:50 p.m. on February 12 in the LLC Classroom (Room 104) 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.

WHAT IS NAACP?: Come and get your questions answered about the organization! Thursday, February 12 at noon; location TBA. More info at naacp@cbu.edu.

SOIL BUILDING & COMPOSTING: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Dallas Holland and Adam Guerrero, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts, and will be held in Buckman Hall 358 on Thursday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. GrowMemphis’s first For the Love of Gardening Workshop was a success! Kenny Latta and Marie Dennan taught us how to start our gardens. Dallas Holland received her bachelor’s degree in biology and earth science with a focus in plant ecology from the University of North Alabama. She began working for her aunt’s interior plant scaping business in 1999 and studied wetland ecology and other plant ecosystems at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. Dallas also studied wetland ecology at Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Mobile Bay. She also managed the Japanese Garden and Urban Orchard at Memphis Botanic Gardens and currently creates sustainable, native landscapes. Dallas says Adam Guerrero and her workshop, “will teach you how to use local resources to build nutrient-rich soil that will sustain a garden that helps produce plants that are disease tolerant, rich in flavor, and chemical-free.” Adam Guerrero received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Memphis. He was born in Du Quoin Illinois, but lived in Hawaii, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and New York before moving to Memphis Tennessee. He has been gardening since he was a child. He is now a teacher and involved his community. Adam says, “I love how transformative working in nature can be, not only do you get to witness a process in many varied stages, but you can witness how it can change a person’s perspective on life.” Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.


BSA AND STUDENT LIFE MOVIE NIGHT: As part of Black History Month at CBU, the Black Student Association and Student Life will present a free screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Thursday, February 12 in Spain Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. A 2013 film starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, Long Walk to Freedom is a chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: As part of Black History Month at CBU, an Open Mic Night themed “Ebony Expressions of Love” will be held in Sabbatini Lounge on Friday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come dazzle the audience with expressions of love through poems, singing, etc.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
• TKE Freshmen vs. Faculty/Staff, Monday at 7:00 p.m.
• GMO vs. Redeem Team, Monday at 8:00 p.m.
• TKE 1 vs. SAE, Monday at 9:00 p.m.
• Honors vs. Soccer Globetrotters, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
• TKE Freshmen vs. ASCE, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
• Engineers V vs. TKE 2, Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
 Tuesday, February 10: Career Power Hour – “Career Expo 101″ (Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Learn the basics of preparing for a Career Expo event… how to dress, how to research companies in advance, questions you should be prepared to ask (and answer), and more! CBU’s Career & Internship Expo will be happening seven days after this workshop, so NOW is the time to prepare! Don’t miss it!
• Wednesday, February 11: Entrepreneur Information Meetings (Buckman 207, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) One-on-one Entrepreneurial Meetings with Start Co. founder and CEO, Eric Mathews  (neverstop.co). Obtain private and personalized insight on becoming an entrepreneur from one of the best in the business. Sign-up for a 30-minute private meeting time slot. Hurry! Sign-ups are first-come, first-serve.
 Wednesday, February 11: LGBT Career Panel (Spain Auditorium, 5:00-6:00 p.m.) The Gay Straight Alliance and Career Services are co-hosting the LGBT Career Panel to educate the CBU community on some of the unique challenges faced by LGBT individuals in the professional and personal worlds from the perspectives of various LGBT panelists. This event is open to everyone and there will be a Q&A towards the end, so participation from the audience is highly encouraged. There will be some light refreshments available as well.
 Thursday, February 12: Pizza & Professionals: Bridges Inc. (Buckman 102, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) Join us to learn more about Bridges Inc. — what they do, jobs they typically have available, and of course, enjoy free pizza!  Don’t miss out!  All students interested in learning more about the company are welcome to attend; those interested in internships are especially invited to attend.
 Thursday, February 12: Slam Dunk Networking (Canale Arena Skybox, 5:30-7:30 p.m.) Want a chance to practice your networking skills in a professional setting?  Then this event is a slam dunk…literally!  Join us along with several of our recruiter partners, many of whom are CBU alumni, who will be there to help you master the art of the “elevator speech,” and help you make the most of small talk at receptions and more social business events.  Practice makes perfect, so join us for this fun event, to be held during CBU’s men’s and women’s basketball games vs. West Florida.  An RSVP is required by Tuesday, February 10. Advanced Sign-Up Required
 Friday, February 1: Career Clothes Closet (Montesi Executive Center, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) To assist students in building a professional wardrobe, several CBU alumni have donated gently used pieces of professional attire (suits, shirts, dresses, blouses, ties, belts, shoes, etc.) to help you get started. These items will be available free of charge to all current students (limit three pieces per student) on a first-come, first-served basis. Just stop by Montesi on Friday to see what’s available.

NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, February 17: 2015 Career & Internship Expo (Canale Arena, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) This semester’s expo features 58 (and counting) companies seeking to fill a variety of full-time and internship positions across many different majors are already confirmed, and more are expected!   Make plans to be there!  Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Employers already scheduled to attend include: Achievement Schools, Aflac, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, Aspire Public Schools, AZO Inc., Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center, Bartlett City Schools, Becker CPA Review, BRIDGES/Bridge Builders, Capital Financial Advisors, Catholic Diocese Of Memphis Department Of Education, CBRE, CBU Department Of Education, Church Health Center, Collierville Schools, Cordova Safety Products, ECS Federal, Inc., EdR Collegiate Housing, Enterprise Holdings, Ericson Group, Inc., First Tennessee Bank, Flintco LLC, Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School, Gateway Group Personnel, Gestalt Community Schools, GRAD Academy Memphis, Green Dot Public Schools, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools, Kroger, Lasallian Volunteers, Leadership Preparatory Charter School, MassMutual, Medtronic, Inc., New York Life, Nike, NovaCopy, Outback Steakhouse, Raymond James Financial, Regional One Health, Regus, Robert Half – Accoun temps, Sedgwick, ServiceMaster, Share One, Shelby County Schools, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Social Security Administration, Stabilit America dba Glasteel, Teach For America, TEKsystems, The West Clinic, Thomas & Betts, United BioSource Corporation, WKNO-TV/FM, WMC-TV, YES Prep Public Schools, Youth Villages, Inc.
Thursday, February 19: Pizza & Professionals (Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.)  Come learn about CBIZ-MHM — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza! What a deal!  All students interested in learning more about the company are welcome to attend. 

Lasallian Collegians: Core Principles for February

This month the Lasallian Collegians would like to focus on two very relevant principles: ‘Concern for the Poor and Social Justice‘ and ‘Respect for All Persons.’ These two are centered around the Lasallian ideal of inclusiveness, that is keeping others in mind no matter there background, race, or ethnicity. In keeping with this thought, it is fitting that we focus on these two principles throughout Black History Month. There will be many events over the course of this month that revolve around this idea of respecting all people. Be on the lookout for upcoming events, not only from the Lasallian Collegians but from many organizations that will be promoting these principles in honor of Black History month.

Don’t forget to check out the Lasallian Collegians social media for updates:
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CBULasallianCollegians
• Instagram: @cbulasalliancollegians
• Twitter: @cbu_lcc

Kudos

Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 Division II team for the second straight year. Casey carries a perfect 4.0 GPA, and he leads the Bucs in scoring with 16.3 points per game. He also adds 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.4 steals per game, shooting 45.9 percent from three-point range. He leads the GSC and is 24th in the nation in steals per game, and is second in the GSC and 24th in the nation in three-point percentage. Casey was a First Team Capital One Academic All-American last year, the only junior to make the First Team. As a first team All-District selection, he again advances to the Academic All-America ballot.

Buccaneer left-hander Patrick Gurley (Biology ’16) was named GSC Pitcher of the Week for the week of January 26-February 1 after he threw five shutout innings against LeMoyne-Owen College. He struck out five batters and allowed one hit with no walks.

Buccaneer guard Jeff Larkin (Business Administration ’18) was named GSC Freshman of the Week for the week of January 26-February 1 after he led the Bucs to a pair of road wins last week. Jeff averaged 15 points, 3.5 assists and three rebounds per game, playing all 40 minutes in both games and committing just four total turnovers. He scored 19 with four rebounds and four assists against Mississippi College, and followed with 11 points, three assists and three steals against Delta State. For the week, he shot 50 percent (11-of-22) from the field and 58.3 percent (7-of-12) from three-point range. The Freshman of the Week award is the fifth this season for Larkin, who also won it December 9, 16, and 23 and January 6.

Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11, MACS ’17) recently received a positive review of his book Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying (Amazon Publishing, 2013) from eminent psychologist and author, Kevin Vost, Psy.D. Read the review here: www.drvost.com/catholicreviews.htm. Additionally, Anthony will have a profile featured in the April 2015 issue of Promise, the official magazine of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as a chapter entitled, “Beyond Praying for Players: The Responsibilities of Sport Chaplains” in the forthcoming textbook, Sport Chaplaincy: Trends, Issues, & Debates [Eds. Parker et al.] (Ashgate) slated for release in Summer 2015. He has been appointed Founding Book Review Editor for the International Journal for Sports & Christianity (IJSC) to be launched at the Inaugural Global Congress for Sports & Christianity to be held in York, UK in August 2016, where he will also be serving as co-leader of the Sport Chaplaincy thematic strand.

Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke (Psychology ’00) recently co-authored an article for the American Psychological Association’s Psychology Student Network entitled “Looking to succeed? Understanding the importance of research publications” which encourages undergraduate students to publish their research in academic journals. Dr. Bonds-Raacke is the chair and associate professor of psychology at Fort Hays State University.

Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. (CBU President) was elected by the College Delegate Assembly of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), during its Business meeting on December 9 to serve as a member of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees, Class of 2017.

News at CBU

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President John Smarrelli, Steve Crisman (Senior VP for Advancement) and Bob Arnold (Director of Grants & Foundations) were in Washington, DC last week meeting with Tennessee legislators in Congress. Pictured above (counter-clockwise from top) with Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker; with Congressman Steve Cohen; and posing for a #smarrelliselfie in front of the Capitol building.

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The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation hosted a service event for their scholarship recipients on February 3 at the Soup Kitchen of St. John’s United Methodist Church. KWFF Scholars from CBU, Rhodes College, the University of Memphis, and Memphis Theological Seminary participated. Pictured above in the foreground are Brody Lax (Engineering Physics ’16) and Marie Ryall (Natural Science ’16).

deca-fbla15The CBU School of Business hosted the regional FBLA and DECA conferences on January 29-30 at CBU. This was the third year to host DECA and second to host FBLA. These conferences bring nearly 800 students to the CBU campus for two full days of using our facilities and interacting with student leaders from the School of Business. This year was by far the most challenging year, due to the preparations for the renovation of Kenrick Hall. Special thanks are due to Ray Karasek (Administration & Finance) for his efforts in preparing Kendrick and other facilities for these large gatherings, Christina Brown (School of Business) for serving as the communications and organizational hub of the entire process, and the brothers of Delta Sigma Pi for many hours of physical labor preparing Kenrick for occupancy and two full days of work during the conferences.

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Twenty-five CBU students participated in the first Emerging Leaders Seminar on February 5 in the Canale Arena Skybox, where they learned about how to be impactful leaders on-campus and in the community by meeting with Memphis leaders and Teach for America Corps members. This session was created through a partnership between Student Life and Teach for America.

CBU in the Media

An article in the February 5 edition of the Memphis Daily News entitled “‘The Team That Beat Memphis’ Has a Target on Its Back” spotlights Coach Mike Nienaber and the Buccaneer basketball team. “We’re the team that beat Memphis,” Nienaber is quoted. “It gives teams incentive every time we play. But we’re good enough to beat anybody in our league on a given night. Get to Birmingham, then all bets are off.”

An article in the February 5 edition of The Memphis Flyer entitled “Tennessee Joins Multi-State Lawsuit Against President Obama” deals with a multi-state lawsuit against President Obama, alleging his recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. The article includes several quotes from Mauricio Calvo (Business Administration ’97), executive director of Latino Memphis. ”It’s a waste of resources,” Calvo is quoted. “With all of the things that we have to do as a state, we’re allocating tax money to fight the federal government on something that’s a dead end.”

An article in the February 3 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer (philly.com) entitled “La Salle goes outside Catholic order for new chief” reports that former CBU Vice President for Academics Dr. Anthony Aretz is one of two finalists to become the first lay president of La Salle University (succeeding retired president Brother Michael McGinniss, also former president of CBU). Aretz is currently president of Mount St. Joseph University, a Catholic school in Cincinnati. The other finalist is Colleen M. Hanycz, head of Brescia University College, a Catholic school in London, Ontario, Canada. “La Salle University, for the first time in its 151-year history, will be led by a lay president rather than a Christian brother – and its new leader might be a woman,” the article states.

An article in the January 27 edition of Memphis Business Journal entitled “Wine tasting room coming to South Main” reports that CBU alum Chris Albonetti (Management ’95) is an investor in the Crown Tasting Room, a wine-tasting venue that is a partnership between Art Village Gallery and Crown Winery (of Humboldt, TN). The Crown Tasting Room will have a grand opening on February 21 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Gallery located at 410 S. Main St. The celebration will mark its official opening to the public.

Welcome (Back) to CBU!

Kristi Forman (’99) has returned to CBU as the new Director of Admissions. Kristi began her higher education career in 2001 recruiting for CBU’s Evening Program (now the College of Adult Professional Studies). Since then, she has recruited for various universities including Belmont University in Nashville and Strayer University locally. She also has significant experience in  retention management and operations management. Kristi is excited to rejoin the CBU community!

Service Opportunities

500K BOOK GIVEAWAY
Literacy Mid-South
 is looking for volunteers to help sort books for the 500K Book Giveaway. It’s the largest book distribution in the history of Shelby County! In March, Literacy Mid-South is teaming up with First Book to bring 500,000 books to Memphis to be distributed to schools, churches, nonprofits, and teachers. Volunteers will help with various tasks including organizing boxed inventory (books), affixing shipping labels to boxes, and preparing orders for group book pick-ups. Volunteers must be able to stand for the duration of their shift, as well as lift up to 30 pounds. Volunteers must be 18 and up. Volunteer opportunities are available to individuals and groups on Monday, March 9-Friday, March 13.  Register to volunteer here! 

BRIDGE BUILDERS SUMMER CONFERENCES
BRIDGES is looking for passionate and energetic individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Members and staff at Bridge Builders Summer Leadership Conferences! BRIDGES unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This summer, 1,100 students in grades 7-12 will develop their leadership skills and connect with youth from across the Mid-South through the Bridge Builders Leadership Conferences. Applications are being accepted through Friday, February 27 for the following positions:

7th-10th Grade Leadership Conferences
• Conference Facilitator
• Logistics and Coordination Team
11th-12th Grade Leadership Conferences
• Conference Facilitator
• Logistics and Coordination Team
• Resident Adviser

Apply at www.bridgesusa.org/summerpositions. These are PAID positions!

NOTE: Candidates who do not meet the AmeriCorps requirements are eligible to apply and will be considered for non-AmeriCorps positions.