CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2016

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CBU has named (above l-r) Mustafa Hmood (History ’16), Ian Boyd (English ’16), Sara Swisher (English ’16), Kierra Turner (Accounting ’16) and Rebecca Wauford (Mechanical Engineering ’16) as its 2016 Class of CBU Lasallian Fellows. The 2016 Fellows were introduced to the CBU Community at the Academic Convocation on August 27 (pictured above with Dr. John Smarrelli, CBU President).

CBU Lasallian Fellowships are presented annually to five members of the senior class based upon the reflection of Lasallian values in their scholarship, leadership, and service. Each student was nominated by a member of the CBU faculty or staff because of academic excellence, commitment to social justice, the active nature of his or her faith, and an inspired approach to change-making.

Upon graduation, the Fellows will be awarded $10,000 as a means of perpetuating their work in the community. The Fellowships are made possible through the creative generosity of Joyce Mollerup and Robert Buckman. (They also now appear, much larger than life, on the west wall of the Thomas Center.)

September of Service: Week 1

September of Service Kickoff was a Success!!
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WOW! What a kickoff on Friday: We already have 225 of our September of Service spots filled! We also had a very successful Lifeblood drive, collecting 23 units of blood (the potential to save 69 lives right here in our community). Way to go, CBU! 

Now, let’s ‘CBU up’ to fill the other 600 or so volunteer spots. Go to www.cbu.edu/sos to sign up. We have several openings for most of our events this week — but remember, don’t miss class for S.O.S.!

Tuesday 8:00-11:00 a.m. (29 spots left) We will mow, pick up sticks and debris, and perform other tasks to clean up the golf course used for the golf program at Memphis Athletic Ministries. MAM’s mission is to help build godly youth in under-resourced neighborhoods by teaching them to love God, love others and love themselves.
Wednesday 1:00-4:00 p.m. (14 spots left) We will be serving at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, sorting and organizing donations, stocking the shelves, assisting customers, maybe testing appliances (get ready to plug stuff in), and more. Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities, and hope in the U.S. and around the world.
Thursday 12:30-4:00 p.m. (full) We will work with the clients of Alzheimers Day Services in a therapeutic activity program that helps improve their cognitive skills, communication, and socialization. Alzheimer’s Day Services helps persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders live their lives with dignity and respect while providing relief to their caregivers and support for their families.
Friday 12:15-3:30 p.m. (9 spots left) We will we be at at Dorothy Day House of Hospitality cleaning windows, organizing donations, and assisting with the upkeep of the grounds and other yard work. The Dorothy Day House addresses homelessness by keeping families together while they work to solve their problems.
• Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (3 spots left) We will clean toys, roll silverware, set up craft projects, and other tasks at at Target House at St. Jude. Target House provides no-cost, long-term housing and care for pediatric patients and their families.
Sunday 10:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (1 spot left) We will be at at Collierville Animal Services, doing some yard work, cleaning, and possibly walking some dogs!

 

Go to our September of Service page at www.cbu.edu/sos and sign up for our events. We appreciate your service for our community and we’ll see you soon! And be sure to like CBU S.O.S. on Facebook — kickoff pictures will be posted soon.

This Week at CBU

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VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE:
The Student Government Association and other registered student organizations will be hosting a Voter Registration Drive September 1-8, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. Please look for tables outside of the Cooper-Wilson Center, Buckman Hall, Alfonso Dining Hall, and the Buc. If you have any questions about the upcoming elections, please stop by and ask because Your Vote Counts!

NAACP WEEK: The CBU NAACP Chapter is celebrating NAACP Week, August 31-September 4. Events will include:
• August 31: “The Hunt” Begins —  Still want to register for the NAACP scavenger hunt? It’s not too late! Email naacp@cbu.edu. Single Registration is $2; Group Registration (3-5) is $5.
• September 1: Voter Registration Drive & Community Conversation — Get Registered to Vote (see above), 11:00-2:00, and then meet in Sabbatini Lounge at 5:30 p.m. to talk with MPD’s Command Staff and the Tri-State Defender newspaper about what happens when social justice issues arise and what we can do to help.
• September 2: #IMATTER Campaign — Post your favorite photo, use the hashtag #I MATTER, and tag @NAACPCBU on Twitter and @naacpatcbu on Instagram. Don’t forget to say why YOU matter!
• September 3: Voter Registration Drive — Miss out on Tuesday? Stop by Alfonso, the Bue, Buckman Hall, or Cooper-­Wilson to Register to Vote!
• September 4: Pep Rally —  Come celebrate the NAACP’s first anniversary at CBU in the Buckman Quad with food, performances and games! 2:30-5:00 p.m.

30 IN 30 BACKPACK DRIVE: The Most Elegant Ladies of the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be kicking off their first annual “30 in 30″ Backpack Drive on Tuesday, September 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. The purpose of this event is to provide 30 backpacks filled with school supplies to underprivileged students at Double Tree Elementary School. A table will be set up every day this month to accept donations of any sort (i.e., school supplies, lightly used backpacks, etc.). The event will conclude on September 30 (hence the “30 in 30″). Please help to support the school and students in any way possible — your participation will be greatly appreciated!

SO YOU WANT TO BE A <FILL IN THE BLANK>: Dr. Linda Pifer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will present “So You Want to be a Clinical Laboratory Scientist,” the first in a series of presentations regarding graduate-level healthcare professions, on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 122. Refreshments (provided by Mama D’s) will be served at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Stan Eisen, Director of Preprofessional Health Programs, at (901) 321-3447 or seisen@cbu.edu.

ZINGO: Did the Bookstore wipe you clean of extra funds? Still in need of school supplies? Well, you are in luck! The Alluring Ladies of Alpha Mu of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. are hosting their second annual Zingo night on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Hall 10. You can win an array of school supplies and items to help you get through the remainder of the school year. Did we forget to mention its’ absolutely FREE! Everyone is invited and encouraged to come and win awesome school supplies.

Academic Convocation Awards

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Congratulations to faculty and students who were honored at the Academic Convocation on August 27:
Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe (Electrical & Computer Engineering) was the recipient of the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award for 2015-16. The award — the highest presented by the University to faculty or staff — annually honors a CBU educator, nominated by his/her peers, who exemplifies the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle in the 21st century. Recipients must have been a Lasallian educator for at least five years, be actively involved in fostering the mission of Lasallian education, exemplify in his/her life the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the Lasallian tradition.
Mrs. Cathy Grilli (Mathematics) was the recipient of the Dr. Marguerite Cooper Distinguished Faculty Award, presented annually by the School of Sciences.
• Dr. Jeffrey Gross (Literature & Languages) was awarded the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.
• Dr. James Moore (Biology) was awarded the Outstanding New Academic Advisor Award.
• Peter Bursi (Accounting ’18), Damini Patel (Biochemistry ’17), and Natalie Sterling (Liberal Studies ’17) were honored as Outstanding CARLs of the Year by the Office of Academic Services.
• John Dawson (Business Administration ’16), Rakesha Gray (English ’17), and Angel Rodriguez (Cybersecurity ’18) were honored by the Division of Student Life with the CBU Spirit Award.

Endowed Faculty Chairs were awarded to:
• The Harry B. Solmson Chair Of Business Administration was awarded to Dr. Bevalee Vitali (Management/Marketing/Economics).
• The Morrie A. & Lillian Moss Chair In Accounting was awarded to Dr. Jennifer Weske (Accounting).
• The Harold R. Krelstein Chair In Performing Arts & Communications was awarded to Nick Peña (Visual & Performing Arts).
• The Dr. John J. Shea Chair In Science & Mathematics was awarded to Dr. John Varriano (Physics & Natural Science).
• The Brother Bernard LoCoco Presidential Chair was awarded to Dr. Karen Golightly (Literature & Languages).
• The J. Everett Pidgeon Chair was awarded to Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical & Computer Engineering).

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS from the Academic Convocation (and also Service Awards from the Community Convocation on August 20) are available on the CBU Flickr site.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK:
Meet The Firms (for Accounting & Finance Majors & MBA/MACC candidates): This is your chance to meet local accounting firms and major corporations who frequently hire accounting and finance students/graduates. Tuesday, September 1; 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211). If you are interested in attending, you should have already submitted a copy of your resume for inclusion in the “resume book” that will be given to all participating recruiters prior to the event.  Companies currently scheduled to attend include: Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck, CBIZ-MHM, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Watkins Uiberall CPAs, The Marston Group, Elliott Davis Decosimo, Cannon Wright Blount, Raymond James, CBRE, First Tennessee, KPMG, and FedEx Internal Audit.

UPCOMING:
Pizza & Professionals: Thursday, September 10 in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall 211), 12:30-1:30 p.m. Join Career Services for this “employer spotlight” series. Learn more about Northwestern Mutual, the positions they currently recruit for, and enjoy free pizza!
• Pizza & Professionals: Thursday, September 17 in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall 211), 12:30-1:30 p.m. Learn more about Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the positions they currently recruit for, and enjoy free pizza!

Alpha Chi Induction

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Congratulations to the the new members of Alpha Chi, who were inducted on Saturday, August 29. Pictured above (not in this order) are George Gallarno, Carly Geis, Morgan Granoski, Noah Kelly, Trey McGinnis, Chandler Martin, Breeana Nikaido, Adam Okolicany, Thuy-Anh Phan, Gabriel Quiroz, Katie Robinson, and Rebecca Wauford. Not pictured are new inductees Alexis Blum, William Bottom, Chelsea Casaccia, Sheridan Cross, Tiffany Gardner, Jessica Love, Mikayla Ortner, Francis Sexton, Alexander Swims, Ben Tansey, and Arash Zainaleanin.

Alpha Chi is a national interdisciplinary honor society, open by invitation to juniors and seniors whose GPA is in the upper 10% of their School. Elected officers for 2015-16 are: Chandler Martin, president; Breeana Nikaido vice president; and Katie Robinson, secretary/treasurer. Faculty sponsors are Dr. Randal Price and Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald. The first alpha chi meeting will be  September 15 in Cooper-Wilson 118 at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at  malinda@cbu.edu.

Study Abroad for 2015-16

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Welcome all students to Christian Brothers University. While getting adjusted to your classes and campus, it’s time to start thinking about studying abroad.

There are two travel study trips for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Remembrance of WWI in Paris, France, and Belgium in Spring Break of 2016 will be taught by Dr. Neal Palmer. Chemistry of Cooking in San Sebastian, Spain in May 2016 will be taught by Dr. Anthony Trimboli. Both trips are open to everyone. Study abroad opens up your world to new people, new places, and new culture. It is a life changing experience. Freshman through seniors are eligible and Honors sections are available.

Do not delay, as space is limited on both trips.

For more information on these trips or studying abroad, go to www.cbu.edu/studyabroad, email studyabroad@cbu.edu, come by the office in Buckman Hall 346 and 342, or leave a message at (901) 321-3264.

You can also contact Dr. Trimboli for Chemistry of Cooking at atrimbol@cbu.edu and Dr. Palmer for WWI trip at npalmer@cbu.edu

Upcoming Events

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THEATRE AUDITIONS:
The Theatre Department will be holding auditions for the fall play, A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, on September 8 at 7:00 p.m., September 9 at 4:00 p.m., and September 10 at 2:00 p.m. Auditions will be held in the theater. We will be doing cold readings from various scripts. Please bring schedule conflicts. About the play: Greg, a man on the verge of a mid-life crisis, falls in love with a stray dog (played by a woman) and brings her home. Greg’s wife doesn’t want the dog and will have nothing to do with it; but he has fallen head over heels for his new canine friend, Sylvia, and she becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. You’ll be laughing out loud while getting the straight “poop from the pooch” in this hilarious and touching comedy by A.R. Gurney. Roles available are:

  • SYLVIA (F) — The dog. Cute, sexy, spunky, sarcastic, full of youthful exuberance. A physical role – requires crouching, crawling, jumping, etc. Robin Williams type character.
  • TOM (M) — Dog lover, a good natured guy who is a little too proud of Bowser, full of confidence.
  • LESLIE (M or F) — a marriage counselor-Role will be played in drag.  Former MR CBU contestants are welcome to audition.
  • PHYLLIS (F) — Upper west side, socialite from New York, drinks a little too much, best friend to Kate.

The roles of Greg and Kate have already been cast. For more information contact Professor Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu.

trivia_tvALUMNI TRIVIA WITH BROTHER IGGY: Join CBUnited Alumni Association on Friday, September 11 in  Alfonso Dining Hall for Trivia Night with CBU’s own trivia-master, Brother Ignatius BrownDoors at 6:30 p.m. First question at 7:00 p.m. Register your team of six for $15 per person — only $5 per person for current CBU students! Community tables will be available for individuals and walk-ins. Prizes will be awarded to all members of the first and second place teams. For more information and to register, visit cbu.edu/alumni-trivia.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: More details to come on these upcoming events!
Alumni & Family Weekend: October 1-4
Memphis Reads with Dave Eggers: November 6
Bell Tower Gala: November 14

CBU Discounts at Ballet Memphis

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For any Ballet Memphis MainStage show (Romeo & Juliet, Nutcracker, Places, and Cinderella), Section B seats ($22 value) are available to CBU students, faculty, and staff for only $10! Tickets are available online and at the Box Office, subject to availability, limit two per person. Online sales use code STUDENT. Tickets will be held at will call and are picked up with valid ID. *The online code applies to both students and teachers* Visit balletmemphis.org for more information on the upcoming season!

 

Buccaneer Bulletin

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER (0-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/05: Bethel University (Signaigo Field; 3:00 p.m.)

WOMEN’S SOCCER (0-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/03: Rhodes College (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)

09/05: Clayton State University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL (0-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/05: Lindenwood University (Canale Arena; 9:00 a.m.)
09/05: Bellarmine University (Canale Arena; 4:30 p.m.)
CROSS COUNTRY
09/05: Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic (Mike Rose Soccer Complex; 9:20 p.m.)

This Week at CBU

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“CROSSCUT” EXHIBITION: 
An exhibition of new paintings by Nick Peña (Visual & Performing Arts) entitled “Crosscut” is in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery through October 8. In “Crosscut,” Peña continues his investigation of the ever-shifting concept of the American Dream, and the effects that ideal has on both our environment and our national psyche. While this new work still plays off of the contrasts between past and present, representation and abstraction, and stability and instability, the material used is pushed further in an attempt to highlight the unique balance of these apposing concepts. The Ross Gallery is located on the lower level of Plough Library and is open during regular Library hours.

NAACP MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: CBU’s NAACP will be conducting a membership drive August 24-28 in the Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Dues for this year are $15 for those under 21 and $30 for those over 21!  Get involved and join TODAY!

WELCOME WEEK ZUMBA!  It’s Fun! It’s Fitness! It’s Zumba! Come out to Nolan Field on Monday at 7:00 p.m. for some seriously fun dancing! Bring a towel to wipe off sweat, some water, and a friend!

WELCOME WEEK SCOOP: Here’s the Scoop! Whether it’s vanilla or chocolate, or somewhere in between, choose your flavor at the Gazebo next to Rozier Hall on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate the end of a fun summer with your CBU SGA and then paint the rock!

WELCOME WEEK TRIPPY TIE DYE: Come to the Buckman Quad on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to make your own retro CBU swag. First 50 students get a free t-shirt! It’s a totally rad tie-dye bonanza!

WELCOME WEEK ORGANIZATION FAIR: From Greek Life to the Honors Program to Black Student Association to even SGA, if you want to get involved on campus, be sure to swing by the Organization Fair in Sabbatini Lounge on Thursday from 11:00  to 2:00!

WELCOME BACK BOOK FAIR: The CBU Dystopian Literature Society will be hosting a campus-wide Welcome Back Book Fair in the Plough Library on Thursday, August 27. The Book Fair will feature some of your favorite titles and maybe some you haven’t heard before! Refreshments will be served on the main floor of the library. Stop by and check it out!

ACADEMIC CONVOCATION: Join us to celebrate the best and brightest of the CBU community at the annual Academic Convocation on Thursday, August 27 in the University Theater at 5:00 p.m. Welcoming remarks from President Smarrelli and SGA President Kierra Turner will precede a presentation by Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology, MHIRT Program Director), and the announcement of the Endowed Chairs for 2015-16 and the CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2016. Awards will be presented to outstanding  Academic Advisors and CARLs, and CBU Spirit Awards will be presented by Student Life. The School of Sciences will present the Dr. Marguerite Cooper Award to a member of its faculty, and CBU will present the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award. the highest University honor for a faculty or staff member.

SOS15SEPTEMBER OF SERVICE KICKOFF: Are you ready for the biggest service initiative CBU has ever seen?! CBU’s September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds is back and better than ever. We have 30 days of great projects and hundreds of volunteer slots, so now all we need is YOU! Join S.O.S. on Friday, August 28 in the Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., to kick it into gear, and get ready for all the fun, growth, learning, new friends, and SERVICE. There will be signups, refreshments, “Why I Serve” sign pictures, chalk the quad, great new S.O.S. t-shirts for only $10 (or you might win one!), face painting, and more!  S.O.S. is open to EVERYONE at CBU! Yes, everyone: students, faculty, staff, alumni, Brothers, family members, and pets (well, maybe not pets). We’re working on the calendar now and we’ll have it open for signups at the Friday kickoff. In the meantime, check it out at www.cbu.edu/sos, like us on Facebook and get ready to rock Memphis! ROGUE SOSing is back! If you can’t join us for one of our scheduled service projects, we welcome you to don your SOS shirt, serve your community (wherever you are in the world), and post your good deed (including a picture) to our Facebook page. Don’t have an SOS shirt? Make a sign! Don’t have a sign? SOS anyway!!!!

BSA BIG SPLASH: Join the Black Student Association and DIVE INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR on Friday afternoon, 4:00-7:00 p.m., in the Canale Pool and the Sand Volleyball Court!

WELCOME WEEK MOVIE NIGHT: Tired from a long first week of classes and moving in?  Come over to Spain Auditorium on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. for a great movie and popcorn! (HINT: Who knew detention could be fun too?!)

Kudos

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Brother Terence McLaughlin
celebrated his 75-year Jubilee as a De La Salle Christian Brother at the Midwest District Day at Lewis University on July 25. Brother Terence is a former president and trustee of CBU and the author of numerous books on Lasallian topics and CBU history. He is picture above at the celebration with Julia Kueter (’14), and second-year Lasallian Volunteer and CBU Lasallian Fellow Class of 2014. (Photo courtesy of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest)

George Eason (Chemical Engineering/Physics ’17) was selected by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers national “Featured Student for August 2015.”

Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe (Electrical & Computer Engineering) presented the paper entitled “HelloScratchJr.org: Curricular Design and Assessment Tools to Foster the Integration of ScratchJr and Computational Thinking into K-2 Classrooms”, at the 7th International Scratch Conference held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 12-15. This research project received funding from the University of the Basque Country (www.ehu.eus) and from the Summer Faculty Development Grants of the School of Engineering at CBU.

Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical Engineering) served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the book Research Methodology in Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces, recently published by Apple Academic Press.

Welcome to CBU

Rev. R. Bruce Cinquegrani has joined the School of Arts as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion & Philosophy and Director of the Catholic Studies Program. Father Bruce has served two years as an as an adjunct professor at CBU. He has also served as Associate Pastor at St. Ann, Bartlett, Chaplain and Director of Catechesis at Bishop Byrne High School, Vocation Director and Director of Seminarians for the Diocese, Secretary for Worship and Spiritual Life, and Pastor of St. Philip the Apostle, in Somerville, TN for four years, St. Ann in Bartlett for 14 years, and continues to serve as Pastor of St. Brigid Catholic Church in Memphis, where he has been assigned since 2006.

Dr. J. Seth Lee has joined the School of Arts as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Languages. Dr. Lee is originally from Southwest Virginia and comes to CBU by way of Lexington, KY. He is a scholar of the trans-Reformation period whose research examines the literary works of exiles from the 14th to the 17th centuries. His current project is a book defining a new critical category called the “mind of exile,” a cognitive phenomenon that influences textual structure and metaphorical usage in 16th century English literature.

Mr. James H. Logan has joined Physician Assistant Studies as an Instructor and Clinical Coordinator. He comes to CBU with 30 years of experience in Fire-Based Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He has served as an acting Chief Officer and Paramedic for the Memphis Fire Department in an Emergency Management capacity where his focus was focused in EMS Consequence Management, Emergency Preparedness, Quality Improvement, and education. Mr. Logan is a nationally-known author with regular contributions in EMS World Magazine, JEMS, Firehouse, Fire Engineering, and other trade journals and texts. He is an EMS Instructor Coordinator and Fire Instructor for the Memphis Fire Department and the State of Tennessee. Jim has also received national attention and awards for innovation in EMS Education and is a JEMS EMS10 award winner (10 most innovative people in EMS). For more than a decade, Jim has also served as a Rescue/Medical Specialist and a Medical Coordinator for FEMA’s Tennessee Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue Team.

Mr. Steve Rivera has joined the School of Arts as a Visiting Instructor of Behavioral Sciences. He is  originally from New York, but has lived in the Memphis area since 1990. Mr. Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Tennessee and master’s degrees in School Counseling from the University of Memphis, and I/O Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Previous positions as adjunct faculty have been at CBU, University of Phoenix, and as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Memphis. Mr. Rivera is currently a student in the doctoral program in Counselor Education at the University of Memphis. He has worked as a K-12 school counselor, mental health consultant, and business consultant. His current area of interest is in career counseling, specifically working with students on self exploration to discover their best career matches, and working with persons in career or life transitions.

Dr. Serge Salan has joined the School of Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. He comes to CBU from Washington & Lee University and previously taught at the University of Memphis, where he received his PhD in 2014.

Dr. Jing Wang has joined the School of Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. Dr. Wang earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China. He came to the United States for graduate study and received an M.A. in 2012 and a PhD in 2015, both in mathematics from George Washington University. Besides teaching math, he also enjoys doing mathematical research on knot theory and low-dimensional topology. Photography and tennis are his two biggest hobbies, and his ultimate dream is to travel the world.

Distinguished Alumni Announced for 2015

CBU will honor Steve Dunavant as its 2015 Distinguished Alumnus and Brother Dylan Perry as the Distinguished Young Alumnus at its 4th Annual Bell Tower Gala on November 14.

Steve Dunavant (’83) has more than 30 years of public accounting experience, and currently serves as a managing director for the Memphis office of CBIZ MHM, LLC. Steve was one of the founding members of its predecessor firm, Thompson Dunavant PLC. He graduated from CBU with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. He was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the State of Tennessee in 1985. In 1997, he received a Certificate of Education Achievement from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Tax Planning & Advising for Closely Held Businesses. Dunavant currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Christian Brothers University (as Vice Chairman) and the Americana Music Society. He is a past Chairman of the Board for the Visible Music College and a former board member of Triumph Bank.

Brother Dylan Perry (’10) is the associate director of the Lasallian Volunteers for the De La Salle Christian Brothers. He has served in this role since 2013 and is responsible for the well-being and formation of nearly 50 LVs each year who serve in Catholic schools and social service institutions around the country. He earned his bachelor’s degree at CBU in Religion and Philosophy with minors in Peace Studies and Global Studies. While at CBU he served as a Senator for Student Government, helped start the Community Garden on campus, and interned with GrowMemphis at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center. After graduation from CBU, he served as a Lasallian Vounteer for a year at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia. Perry was accepted into postulancy as a Christian Brother in July of this year.

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News @ CBU

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The CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium hosted a Corrugated Packaging Workshop for high school students on July 30. Twenty students from 14 high schools attended the workshop: Bartlett High School, Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy, Collierville High School, Home Life Academy, Home School, Horn Lake High School, Madison Academic Magnet High School, Middle College High School, Mitchell High School, Ridgeway High School, St. Agnes Academy, St. Benedict’s, Tipton Rosemark Academy, and Whitehaven High School. The workshop was run by Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering), Bob Moats (Engineering Technician), Henry Rhodes (Engineering Technician), and Stephen Russell (Chemical Engineering ’16). Six packaging professionals shared their experience and passion over lunch with students: Bret Cook (The Royal Group), Mike Tune (Bayer Consumer Care), Rick Chriswell (New-Tech Packaging), Jerrlyn Rushing (Worldwide Label & Packaging), Parker Hemphill (International Paper), and Larry Rutledge (CBU Packaging Lab). Additional pictures can be viewed at the CBU Packaging Facebook page.

GSK Joins CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium: GlaxoSmithKline, a science-led global healthcare company, has joined the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium. GSK presents in 115 countries. It produces medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.  Melissa Simpson serves as its representative on the consortium. The Healthcare Packaging Consortium was founded in 2010 at CBU by seven founding members: Evergreen Packaging, FedEx, Medtronic, Bayer Consumer Care (formerlly Schering Plough then Merck Consumer Care), Plastic Ingenuity, Smith & Nephew, and Wright Medical. Since then, The Pallet Factory, Olympus Surgical Technologies America, WS Packaging, New-Tech Packaging, MicroPort Orthopedics, The Royal Group, Memphis Bioworks, and GlaxoSmithKline have since  joined the consortium.

 

Baby Buc

John Lewis (Financial Aid) and his wife welcomed their fourth child and second daughter, Mary Ella Rose Lewis, on August 17. She weighed in a 8 lbs, 1 oz. Mom and baby are doing great.

FREE Tickets to CTI 3D Theater & Pink Palace

pinkpalaceSign up now to join your friends and Student Life to receive a FREE ticket to visit the Pink Palace and the CTI 3D Giant Theater on Saturday, September 12. Explore the “wide-ranging collection of historic, educational and technological attractions including the Pink Palace Museum, the CTI 3D Giant Theater, the Sharpe Planetarium, The Lichterman Nature Center and the historic Mallory-Neely and Magevney Houses. Tickets are limited so sign up now cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs.

Are You Alpha Chi Material?

seal-top-leftIf you are a junior or a senior a CBU and are in the upper 10% of your School (Arts, Business, Engineering, Science, Professional Studies) then watch your email for an invitation. Some were sent out this summer and others will be sent out this weekend.  Induction is August 29. Alpha Chi is a national interdisciplinary honor society. Membership is by invitation only. GPA for acceptance is usually around 3.7 (depending on School your major is in). For further details about AX see the national homepage. Or if you have questions about your invitation, contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu or Dr. Randal Price at rprice@cbu.edu.

New Peer Tutoring Program This Fall

The Office of Academic Services is now coordinating a Peer Tutoring Program.  Peer tutors will be available for weekly meetings and will be paid. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good standing are eligible to apply to become tutors. Tutoring is free to ANY student who would like academic support. Contact Ms. Justin Bowles at justin.bowles@cbu.edu or stop by Academic Services in Barry Hall 37.

Best Buddies at CBU

Best-buddiesBest Buddies is at CBU! Best Buddies is an international organization whose purpose is to bridge the social barriers between people with special needs and those without by building one-to-one friendships. Through these relationships, the goal is to see people with special needs and people without working together academically, professionally, and socially. If you have a heart for service or social advocacy, this is the organization for you. As a member of Best Buddies, you have the choice of being an associate member or a peer buddy (someone matched with a person with special needs in our community). If you are interested in either membership roles, please contact Jazzmyn Davenport at jdavenp1@cbu.edu. For more information about the organization, feel free to visit the international website bestbuddies.org. During the upcoming semester, be on the lookout for CBU interest meetings.

Walk/Run for St. Jude

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On September 26, thousands of supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 58 communities will join together for the inaugural St. Jude Walk/ Run to End Childhood Cancer locally presented by First Tennessee Bank to raise funds and awareness in support of the hospital’s mission. Set in the middle of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, this event affords us the opportunity to bring the global St. Jude mission to life for the local Memphis community. This new event provides a unique opportunity to walk and run through the St. Jude campus as well as the beautiful sights and sounds of downtown Memphis. Register your team today at 
stjude.org/walkrun and show Memphis that CBU supports St. Jude!

Upcoming Events

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THEATRE AUDITIONS:
The Theatre Department will be holding auditions for the fall play on September 8 at 7:00 p.m., September 9 at 4:00 p.m., and September 10 at 2:00 p.m. Auditions will be held in the theater. We will be doing cold readings from various scripts. Please bring schedule conflicts. For more information contact Professor Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu.

trivia_tvALUMNI TRIVIA WITH BROTHER IGGY: Join CBUnited Alumni Association on Friday, September 11 in  Alfonso Dining Hall for Trivia Night with CBU’s own trivia-master, Brother Ignatius BrownDoors at 6:30 p.m. First question at 7:00 p.m. Register your team of six for $15 per person — only $5 per person for current CBU students! Community tables will be available for individuals and walk-ins. Prizes will be awarded to all members of the first and second place teams. For more information and to register, visit cbu.edu/alumni-trivia.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: More details to come on these upcoming events!
Alumni & Family Weekend: October 1-4
Memphis Reads with Dave Eggers: November 6
Bell Tower Gala: November 14

CBU Emergency Notification System

CBU encourages all students, faculty, and staff to register and update their emergency contact number(s) in the mass notification system, CBU’s primary emergency notification system. Even if you registered for the service last year, please register again due to the system being purged to ensure quality service and notification accuracy.

The mass notification system allows students, faculty, and staff to receive emergency messages on multiple devices. Individuals may identify as many as three telephone numbers and one CBU email address (automatically) for receiving emergency notifications. Both voice and text messages can be sent to cell phones. To register or update your information, a valid CBU email account is required. Registration or updating your information is simple and straightforward. Simply visit the Registration Page at https://neelix.cbu.edu/auth/safety/notifications and follow the instructions.

If you do not wish to receive emergency notifications, simply do not fill out this form.

Other than periodic tests, this system will only be used for emergencies requiring immediate action on the part of the CBU community. If you have further questions on the system or registration, please contact the Department of Campus Police & Safety at safety@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3550.

 

Alumni Corner

Save a Buc with CBUnited!
discountsCBUnited Alumni Association will begin to offer a discount benefit program on September 1. Here is how you activate your Buc Benefits: Click here to go to the CBU Gift Form, contribute $25 to the Annual Fund, and select CBUnited next to the tab that asks, “What brought you to the site to give today?” By making a donation of $25 to the Annual Fund, you will recieve the activation code for unlimited access to national discounts, local discounts, financial and consumer programs. As a special gift from the Alumni Association, you will also recieve a CBUnited flag, and a custom pilsner glass for the 2015 World of Beers at Alumni and Family Weekend! For more information on CBUnited benefits and how to become a CBU benefit partner, contact Terez Wilson at Twilso22@cbu.edu.

Be on the Lookout for the Buc Tour!
CBUnited is working to contact grads, former students, and friends living in areas around the U.S. to determine if there is sufficient interest in starting an Out of Town Club of the Alumni Association. If you’d like to attend one of the Buc Tour events or host an event in your city, contact Terez Wilson at twilso22@cbu.edu.
First Stop: Buc Tour – Chicago
Join Chicago Area alumni September 16-18 to catch up and hear about CBU’s vision for the future! More details at cbu.edu/buc-tour!
Next Stops:
Little Rock, AR: October 19, 2015
St. Louis, MO: October 22, 2015
Washington, DC: February 2, 2016