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