September of Service: Week 2

September of Service is Off to a Great Start! 
Dozens of volunteers worked at seven local agencies during the first week of September of Service. CBUers and their friends and family members tidied a golf course for Memphis Athletic Ministries; organized shelves at Habitat For Humanity ReStore; helped clients of Alzheimers Day Services; cleaned and organized at Dorothy Day House of Hospitality; cleaned toys and rolled silverware at Target House at St. Jude (pictured above); cleaned cages and played with the animals at Collierville Animal Services; and provided hospitality for clients of Manna House, which serves homeless individuals. Pictures of these projects and the SOS kickoff can be seen at

Below are this week’s projects — go to to sign up. We have several openings for most of our events this week — but remember students, don’t miss class for SOS!

Tuesday 12:30-3:30 p.m. (3 of 8 spots left) — We will assist the Church Health Center at their farmers market. The Church Health Center provides free health care to working Memphians who do not have insurance.
Wednesday 12:15-3:00 p.m. (4 of 8 spots left) — We will be serving at Harwood Center cleaning toys and doing other tasks for the children served by the agency. Harwood helps children with developmental disabilities.
Thursday 12:30-4:00 p.m. (35 of 50 spots left) — We will sort food at the Mid-South Food Bank, whose mission is to assist those in the Mid-South who are food insecure.
Friday 12:30-4:00 p.m. (32 of 35 spots left) — We will we be weeding the Sensory Garden and other tasks at SRVS. SRVS helps adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Saturday 4:15-7:00 p.m. (12 of 30 spots left) — We will help clean up after the Mid-South Book Festival, which benefits Literacy MidSouth, an organization that helps Memphians learn to read.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (FULL) — We will assist WINGS Cancer Foundation with their annual polo tournament. Volunteers can dress up for this one!

Go to the September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds webpage at and sign up for your favorite events. We appreciate your service for our community and we’ll see you soon! And be sure to like

Way to go, CBU — let’s make Week 2 even better than Week 1!

This Week at CBU

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

MEET THE POODLES WEEK:  The Pi Pi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is hosting “Meet the Poodles” Week, September 8-11. All activities are free and open to the public. Also, you do not have to be interested in joining the sorority to come to the fun-filled activities. For more information, visit or email the chapter at
• Tuesday, September 8: PIe Day (All Things π) – Free food and music in Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 9: Stress Free Me (Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Dat) – Come out to Ieam to manage stress and make your own personal stress ball! Buckman Hall 103, 7:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 10: Meet the Poodles Table – Outside of Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 10: Meet the Poodles Informational – Buckman Hall 217, 7:22 p.m.
• Friday, September 11: T.G.I.FRHO-ZEN – FRHOzen treats outside of Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PHI ALPHA DELTA INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Come see what the new CBU Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity has to offer as Memphis’s first PAD undergrad chapter on Tuesday, September 8 in Beckman Hall 102, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Learn about PAD’s purpose and mission for the year and meet the Executive Board for Phi Alpha Delta, who will be prepared to answer any questions. All majors are welcome. For more information, contact

The National Panhellenic Council will host a Roundtable Discussion for those students who are interested in learning more about a specific organization, requirements, intake practices, community service initiatives,  upcoming informationals, etc. on Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall). Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding NPHC activities, please contact Ian A. Boyd at or Zachary Knight at

MSA WELCOME BACK MEETING/DISCUSSION: Come join the Muslim Student Association on Wednesday, September 9 for a presentation/discussion about Islam’s view of and relationship with other faiths, mainly Abrahamic religions (Judaism/Christianity). All faith backgrounds are welcome to come and participate! Buckman Hall 103, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

DODGEBALL: Looking to relieve some stress from papers, exams, and studying? Well, come out and channel that energy as the men of the Alpha Beta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. host Dodgeball on Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Canale Arena.

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


Robert Buckman
(Board of Trustees) was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by Furman University at its annual fall convocation in Greenville, SC last weekend. “Throughout his life, Bob has encouraged the old to embrace the new, and kept the new guided by the old,” Furman cited in the award. “In short, he has made the revolutionary abide.” Buckman and his wife, former trustee Joyce Mollerup, (pictured above) were both awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree by CBU in 2014. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Rhodes College, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from North Carolina State University, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Danielle Reid (Business Administration, Pre-Law ’16), a member of the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, received the following awards on September 5 at the Best in Black Awards:
• Event Planner of the Year (2nd year in a row)
• Best Consultant/Professional Service
• Rising Star

CBU Honors Program filmmakers Cathy HolmesBecky Wauford, and Trey McGinnis, were proud (and surprised) winners this weekend when their film “Memphis is Rockin’” took the grand prize of $500 and a cool trophy in the Memphis Rocks category of the On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival. The Memphis Rocks category is sponsored by the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, which invites all Memphians to submit five-minute films about what they think makes Memphis rock. This is the third year in a row the CBU Honors Program has submitted a winning film but the first year there was some cold hard cash on the line, never a bad thing for college students. Congrats to Becky, Trey, and Cathy, whose film can be seen here, and to Josh Colfer, CBU’s social media guru, who also entered a film about CBU in the contest.

The Physician Assistant Historical Society is featuring the CBU Physician Assistant Studies Program on its homepage for the month of September. The photo above from the website features CBU students interacting with UT College of Dentistry students in the Make a Splash community service event, which is cosponsored by Methodist/LeBonheur and the MERI Center.

The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. won Best Fraternity and Best Sorority Awards at the Best in Black Awards on September 5.

Welcome to CBU

Jennifer Alejo has joined the CBU family as the Director of Cultural Enrollment Initiatives. Jennifer will recruit Latino and international students, and she will also serve as the advisor for Hola CBU. Before coming to CBU, Jennifer was the Director of College Access and Success for Abriendo Puertas and Latino Memphis. There, she worked with multi-cultural students throughout the metro area as they pursued the post-secondary application process, and she worked with multi-cultural students in post-secondary institutions to ensure retention and provide students with networking and career opportunities.

Career Services Calendar

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!

• Graduate School Exams Strategy Sessions: 
Monday, September 21 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211). Tentative Schedule: (GMAT: 1:00-2:00)  (LSAT:  2:00-3:00)  (GRE:  3:00-4:00)
Graduate School Expo: Tuesday, September 22 in Canale Arena, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. More than 60 graduate and professionals schools are expected to attend to share information about their programs.  Open to all students in all grade levels, as well as alumni!  If you’re thinking about graduate school as an option, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to talk to these school representatives face-to-face!  Mark your calendar today!
 Graduate Admissions Test Drive – Individual Informational Meetings: Wednesday, September 23 in Buckman 217, 1:00-4:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to schedule a 15-minute individual appointment with our Kaplan representative to talk about your test results, get information on preparation classes, and more.  Come by the Career Services office (Buckman 207) to schedule your appointment time, or select a time through your CareerLinx account (look under the “events” tab, and select a time from the drop down menu associated with this event.)
“Get Into Graduate School” Panel/Luncheon: Thursday, September 24 in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Sustainability at CBU


Recycling containers can be found in all of the main academic buildings. Student residents can place their recyclables in the large green recycling dumpster behind O’Hara Hall. Please be sure to carefully follow the guidelines, as contamination of non-recyclable material can mean the entire collection for the week goes to the landfill — namely, we do not recycle glass. Commuters can find information on recycling at home here.

Visit CBU’s website for more information about sustainability and recycling at CBU. Or email your questions to


Spice Up the School Year

Spice up the school year by studying abroad. We have two trips scheduled: Chemistry of Cooking and Remembrance of WWI.

Love to cook? Love to eat? Or, do both? Then the Chemistry of Cooking is the trip for you. Learn basic chemistry principles in the kitchen! Also, explore Europe’s top culinary city of San Sebastian, Spain, and see amazing sites like the Bay Biscay. Not to mention tasting different foods. This trip is right after graduation in May 2016.

Are you a history buff? Then Remembrance of WWI is for you. Travel through Paris and visit Belgium to see WWI battle sites. Explore both countries and visit amazing sight like the Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dame Cathedral. This trip is during Spring Break of 2016.

Both trips are open to everyone from freshmen to seniors, but sign up fast as space is limited.

If you are interested and want to learn more, visit, drop an email to, or come by the Study Abroad office in Buckman Hall 342 and 346. You can also email Dr. Anthony Trimboli at if you are interested in the Chemistry of Cooking or Dr. Neal Palmer at for the Remembrance of WWI.

Are You Planning to Graduate This Year?

If you plan to graduate during the 2015-16 academic year it is very important that complete an “Intent to Graduate” application. Application deadlines are as follows:

December 2015 Graduates: September 15, 2015
May 2016 and August 2016 Graduates: December 1, 2015

Degrees cannot be conferred without an “Intent to Graduate” application and the appropriate approvals. If you haven’t already done so, please file your intent immediately!

Peer Mentoring Program

Are you interested in taking charge of your education? Do you want an accountability partner? Would you like additional support in regards to academics, the CBU community and campus, or networking opportunities? Do you want to build strong relationships with your peers? If you answered YES! to any of these questions, then the Peer Mentoring program is for you! Applications are currently being accepted for students interested in taking charge of their education and having a peer mentor this semester. You can submit your application online and address any questions to Shelby Roberts in Academic Services, Barry Hall 37.

Upcoming Events

CBU CELEBRATES CONSTITUTION DAY 2015: To commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, members of the CBU Pre-Law Society will once again distribute free copies of the Constitution to the CBU community. Constitutions will be available Thursday, September 17 starting at 12:20 p.m., in front of Alfonso Dining Hall, while supplies last. It’s your Constitution, so here is your chance to read, consider, and discuss the most important legal document in our nation’s history. Any questions regarding Constitution Day may be sent to Dr. Karl Leib at

MHIRT SYMPOSIUM: The students who participated in the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program during the summer will be presenting their summer abroad and research on Saturday, September 19. Everyone is invited to view this great work in Cooper-Wilson Center 105, 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Also you can find out if this program is right for you — applications will be accepted for next summer on  October 1 through December 18. Don’t let this all-expenses-paid summer research opportunity slip away! For further information, visit or email

 Join the Muslim Students’ Association for a traditional Arabian dinner! All students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate Eid al-Adha, a religious holiday which celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Ismaiel, his son, as an act of devotion to G-d. Admission is only $4.00 and covers a meal consisting of two grilled kebabs skewers, basmati rice, salad, hummus, pita, and a beverage. This dinner will be held on Friday, September 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Buckman 358. Sign up HERE before 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22.

Buccaneer Bulletin

MEN’S SOCCER (1-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/05: Bucs 2,  Bethel University 0 (at Signaigo Field)

09/03: Lady Bucs 4,  Rhodes College 0 (at Signaigo Field)

09/05: Lady Bucs 2, Clayton State University 1 (at Signaigo Field)
09/05: Lady Bucs 0, Lindenwood University 3 (at Canale Arena)
09/05: Lady Bucs 3, Bellarmine University 2 (at Canale Arena)
09/05: Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic (at Mike Rose Soccer Complex) Bucs 19th of 26 teams, led by Eric Jaramillo (101st of 258; 22:06.40); Lady Bucs 23rd of 26 teams, led by Abby Moore (95th of 249; 20:14.31)

09/08: Ouachita Baptist University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/11: Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO; 7:00 p.m.)
09/13: University of Montevallo (Signaigo Field; 2:00 p.m.)

09/11: St. Leo University (Livingston, AL; 11:00 a.m.)

09/13: University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL; 12:00 p.m.)
09/11: Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO; 12:00 p.m.)
09/11: Henderson State University (Kansas City, MO; 7:30 p.m.)
09/12: Winona State University (Kansas City, MO; 9:30 a.m.)
09/12: Oklahoma Baptist University (Kansas City, MO; 2:30 p.m.)
09/12: UAH/Earl Jacoby Memorial (New Market, AL; 9:00 a.m.)