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.

• 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

 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.

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


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

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.

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.

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

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! 

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. 

2nd Annual Sustain-a-Book Contest

Last year’s 1st Place Winner Austyn Harriman with “Flight of Legend”

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Sustain-a-Book contest! Plough Library invites CBU students, faculty, and staff to transform discarded library books into new creations. Our goal is to breathe new life into books that might otherwise get recycled into pulp. You can find old books to use on our “Free Books” shelf in the library foyer.

Last year’s entries wowed the judges, and we hope to see more this year. Many told us they were working on entries but didn’t finish in time. Now is your chance to try again for fame and fortune!

Submit all entries to Plough Library by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 17. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.

Prizes are Amazon gift cards: 1st Place – $75, 2nd Place – $50, and 3rd Place – $25.

See contest rules and get a printable entry form at libguides.cbu.edu/sustainabook.

Upcoming February Events

LEGISLATIVE DAY ON THE HILL:  Everyone is invited to join the NAACP at the Legislative Day on the Hill in Nashville on Tuesday, February 17. Email naacp@cbu.edu to express interest!

PRE-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!

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.

MAINTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Art Johnson, Garden Coordinator at TIGUrS Urban Garden. So your garden is planted. There are veggies growing all around. But you suddenly notice a bite taken out of a tomato, a cucumber plant is wilting, and weeds are taking over! No fear! We have solutions for your gardening problems. Come to this workshop to learn the best ways to maintain a healthy garden as well as stop pests, disease, weeds, and other scary garden problems before they even start. Thursday, February 19 in Buckman Hall 358 at 6:00 p.m. 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.

BARTLETT ART ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION OPENING: An opening reception for an art exhibition by members of the Bartlett Art Association will be held on Friday, February 20 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library), 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through March 26.

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. Student Tickets are limited to sign up online now at: www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs.

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.

SUSTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is 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.

“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.

Get on “The Same Page”

samepageRead the latest issue of Plough Library’s newsletter, The Same Page. Learn all about new stuff at the library, including:

  • New & Improved Research Guides
  • Sustain-a-Book Contest
  • Library Workshops & Tours
  • Games & Puzzles
  • New Databases — Literary Reference Center Plus, Access Engineering, and Access Science
  • LGBT Studies Book Display
  • Graphic Novels
  • Leisure Reading

Study in London and Paris

Have you ever imagined riding on a red double decker bus? Have you ever imagined seeing the Eiffel Tower in person? Well, you can! Study International Finance or Global Studies in London and Paris. This trip is open to all students and the Global Studies course is an approved general education requirement. Explore the cultures of London and Paris. Popular and historic sites include the Latin Quarter, House of Parliament, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, and so much more! Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime!

Study Abroad has numerous ways to help cut down on cost including several $500 stipends for students traveling abroad this year.

Students who are interested and need to pay later are encouraged to contact the Study Abroad office to work out a payment plan. Absolute final deadlines are as follows:

  • Scholarship applications must be received by Thursday, February 12.
  • Recipients will be notified by February 17. 
  • Students must be registered for classes before spring break,and full payment must be received by April 15.

Hurry! The deadline for the $300 deposit is February 17. For more information on this trip or ways to reduce cost go to www.cbu.edu/studyabroad.

Become an RA

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.

Deadline: Applications are due on March 6 by 5:00 p.m.

All this information can be found on the CBU website at www.cbu.edu/become-ra.

For more information about becoming a Resident Assistant, 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)

News from the Registrar

• February 13: Last Day to Withdraw from 1st 8-week course
• March 26: Last Day to Withdraw from 16-week course
• April 17: Last Day to Withdraw from 2nd 8-week course

Spring 2015 (2nd 8-week Term only)
• February 9: Registration reopens
Summer 2015 Registration
• Currently open
Fall 2015 Registration Opening Dates:
• March 23: Adult Professional Studies, Nursing & Graduate
• March 30: Day Seniors and Juniors
• April 1: Day Sophomores
• April 3: Day Freshmen

Buccaneer Bulletin

02/05: Bucs 74, West Alabama 86 (at Livingston, AL)
02/07: Bucs 81, West Georgia 72 (at Carrollton, GA)
02/05: Lady Bucs 64, West Alabama 61 (at Livingston, AL)
02/07: Lady Bucs 55West Georgia 73 (at Carrollton, GA)
BASEBALL (3-3, 0-0 GSC)
02/03: Bucs 6, Freed-Hardeman 10 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/07: Bucs 2, William Woods (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/08: Bucs 0, William Woods (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/08: Bucs 3, William Woods (at Nadicksbernd Field)
SOFTBALL (1-5, 0-0 GSC)
02/07: Lady Bucs 4Henderson State (at Arkadelphia, AR)
02/07: Lady Bucs 6, Lincoln (at Arkadelphia, AR)
02/08: Lady Bucs 0, Arkansas-Monticello (at Arkadelphia, AR)
02/08: Lady Bucs 2, Ouachita Baptist (at Arkadelphia, AR)
MEN’S TENNIS (1-0, 0-0 GSC)
02/03: Bucs 5, Stillman (at TPC at Southwind)
02/03: Lady Bucs 3Stillman (at TPC at Southwind)

02/12: University of West Florida (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
02/14: Valdosta State University (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
02/12: University of West Florida (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
02/14: Valdosta State University (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)
02/10: Rhodes College (Rhodes; 1:00 p.m.)
02/14: Mississippi College (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
02/15: Mississippi College (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/13: Evangel University (Bland Field; noon doubleheader)
02/14: Mississippi College (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/15: Mississippi College (Arkadelphia, AR; 1:00 p.m.)
02/15: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 12:00 p.m.)