Kudos

Head_Coach_Clint_BrowneClint Browne (Men’s Soccer) has been named South Region Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Browne led the Bucs to a 14-3-1 record this season, including an 8-1 record and a first-place finish in Gulf South Conference play. The Bucs earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA South Regional, marking the first time they have hosted an NCAA men’s soccer regional. Browne, also the GSC Coach of the Year, won the NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year award in 2011 also.

Jose Ferraz (Civil Engineering ’15) was named to the All-South Region First Team by the NSCAA. Ferraz, a forward, scored 13 goals with two assists for 28 points for the Bucs, recording six game-winners as he led CBU to a 14-3-1 record and the NCAA South Regional.

Buccaneer guard Jeff Larkin (Business Administration ’18) won GSC Freshman of the Week after the Bucs went 2-0 to start league play during the first week of December. Larkin averaged 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He scored 15 points in the win against Lee University, following with six points and four rebounds at Shorter University.

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) recognized Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering) in its December 2014 issue of ista views as one of the two new members of an exclusive list of 28 packaging lab professionals worldwide who have earned CPLP Professional status, the highest level of CPLP Certification. The newsletter can be viewed here»» 

Sean Rutter (Business Administration ’15) was named to the All-South Region First Team by the NSCAA. Rutter scored one goal with two assists for four points as he started 16 games at defender. The Bucs allowed just 13 goals in 18 games, recording eight shutouts on the season with a team goals-against average of just 0.70.

Sidy Sall (Business Administration ’15) was named GSC Player of the Week after averaging 21.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in the Bucs’ wins during the first week of December. He scored 22 with eight rebounds in a 73-70 win at Lee University and he followed with 21 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in a 74-61 win at Shorter University. For the season, Sall is averaging 15.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.

Buccaneer Bulletin

STANDINGS
The CBU Bucs finished No. 18 in the final NSCAA/Continental Tire Division II Men’s National Soccer Rankings. The Bucs went 14-3-1, earning the No. 2 seed in the NCAA South Regional but falling in penalty kicks to Saint Leo. The Bucs are the only GSC team in the rankings, and they are one of three South Region teams in the final poll.
CBU’s Buccaneer basketball team climbed to No. 20 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Poll and No. 17 in the D2SIDA Media Poll last week. In the NABC poll, the Bucs rose four spots to No. 20, and they are the top-ranked GSC team and the third of four South Region teams in the rankings. In the D2SIDA poll, the Bucs are the only GSC team in the rankings, and they are also the third of three South Region teams in the poll.

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (5-2, 3-1 GSC)
12/11: Bucs 68, Delta State 72 (at Canale Arena)
12/13: Bucs 77, Mississippi College 70 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (3-6, 1-3 GSC)
12/11: Lady Bucs 61, Delta State 40 (at Canale Arena)
12/13: Lady Bucs 45Mississippi College 56 (at Canale Arena)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 7:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 7:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 5:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 5:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

This Week at CBU

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: Monday, December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation for U. S. Catholics. Mass will be offered at 5:00 p.m. in the De La Salle Chapel, near Lambert Hall.

MEDITATION FOR STRESS RELIEF: Dr. Pong Malasri will offer a session on “Meditation  for Stress Relief” on Tuesday,  December 9  at 1:00 p.m. in Nolan Engineering Center Room 235. Sponsored by the President’s Commission on Women

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C.A.P.S. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE:
Please join the CBU College of Adult Professional Studies for its 1st Annual Holiday Open House! There will be warm beverages, sweets to nosh, and holiday music for you to enjoy. So be sure to stop by and mingle with the C.A.P.S. staff on December 9, 2014, 2:00-4:30 p.m., in Buckman Hall, Room 214.

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STRESS FREE ZONE: If finals have you stressed, you should definitely come to Paws to Relax with the Therapy Dogs, Thursday, December 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Buc Patio. It’s a proven fact that petting a dog can relieve stress and lower blood pressure.  Come visit with the Therapy Dogs, brought to campus by the Mid-South Therapy Dogs and Friends Organization and sponsored by the Departments of Counseling and Health Services.

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SUSTAINABLE CRAFTS DAY:
If you like arts and crafts and being creative, you should come to the Sustainable Crafts Day event. We will be taking old bottles and toilet rolls and such, and reusing them to make awesome new things. You will get to make and decorate whatever you would like. The event will be held on Thursday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the LLC Classroom.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE: The mid-city and downtown churches are gathering together for an Advent Penance Service on Thursday evening, December 11 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. All members of the CBU community are cordially invited! If any student needs a ride, contact Brother Tom in the Campus Ministry office at tsulliv1@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3477.

THE NUTCRACKER: Join Student Life at the Orpheum Theatre at 2:00 p.m. on December 13 for “Nutcracker 2014.” More than 100 professional dancers, children, musicians, and vocalists make this holiday tradition the one to see, and an extraordinary experience for all. With magical sets that change before your eyes, snowflakes trickling from the sky and dances from around the world.  Tickets are limited so sign up now at https://www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs

Black Lives Matter

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In light of recent events in Ferguson, MO and New York, CBU’s Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP will be hosting “Black Lives Matter” in order to educate, raise awareness and promote positive action.

DEC. 8: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Show your support by stopping by the table outside Alfonso Dining Hall to sign the banner and tweet #CBUNAACP.
DEC. 9: WALK OUT TO THE CHALK OUT
Whether you are in class, your dorm, or the caf, walk out at 12:00 p.m. and join the NAACP in Buckman Quad to drink hot cocoa and draw chalk body outlines in the Quad to represent all African Americans who have been gunned down by police officers!
DEC. 10: CHANGE FOR CHANGE
Stop by the table in Alfonso Dining Hall 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. as the NAACP collects change and books to donate to the Ferguson Public Library!
DEC. 11: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Join the chapter at 5:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge for the Knowledge is Power teach-in led by Dr. Jeffrey Gross and Dr. Leigh Johnson, and hear from community leaders about the Ferguson case and other justice disparities that still exist even today.
DEC. 12: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL co-sponsored by CBU’S Black Student Association
The vigil will begin at 5:00 p.m.

More info: naacp@cbu.edu

Kudos

Dr. Andrew Assadollahi (Civil Engineering) recently presented a paper entitled “Minimization of CO2 Emissions for Spread Footings under Biaxial Uplift Using a Big Bang-Big Crunch Algorithm” at the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in Long Beach, California, November 6-8, 2014. The conference was hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) has been elevated to a Gold Level Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). ARVO Fellows serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and help further ARVO’s vision ”… to facilitate the advancement of vision research and the prevention and cure of disorders of the visual system worldwide,” which includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide. Dr. Fitzgerald was made a Silver Fellow in 2010, and as a Gold Fellow she will be among a select group of only 22 individuals. The official medal will be presented at the ARVO Annual Meeting in May in Denver.

Taylor Flake (History ’17) has been elected as a justice on the 2015 Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court. She will serve with four other justices from other universities in Tennessee.

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

Dr. Y. Lu Lin (Civil Engineering) was recently appointed by Mayor A C Wharton as a member of the Memphis Stormwater Board. The Board oversees stormwater rules and regulations, and conducts hearing appeals due to civil penalties issued by the Stormwater Management Program in accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Dr. Lin is a stormwater expert. He has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering for the last seventeen years on various projects, including St. John-New Madrid Flood Control, EnvirFish Program, Bayou Metro Irrigation, Potamology-Sedimentation Study, White River Comprehensive Study.  Dr. Lin also served as the expert panel to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for TVA Hydrologic Projects.

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Brother Francisco Martin
(Literature & Languages) was recently honored for his “generous commitment to the children of Operation Pedro Pan” by the organization of former child exiles from Cuba at an awards presentation in Miami. Operation Pedro Pan was a program created by the Catholic Welfare Bureau (Catholic Charities) of Miami in December 1960 at the request of parents in Cuba to provide an opportunity for them to send their children to Miami to avoid Communist indoctrination. The Church received the children in camps or foster homes. Brother Francisco was teaching and coaching in Nicaragua at the time, and raised money to relocate 250 Cuban children to the U.S. with visas. He also later worked in the Matecumbe relocation camp near the Everglades (that was nicknamed “el infierno verde” because of its rough natural habitat).

Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’16) was named Second Team All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Rodrigues, a forward for the Lady Bucs and a 2014 All-GSC First Teamer, finished second in total points in the conference this season (31). She scored 10 goals and paced the league with 11 assists. Rodrigues also garnered All-Region honors by both the NSCAA and Daktronics (see below).

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Richard Townley
 (Physics ’17) marched in the “120 Mile March” in conjunction with the Justice for Michael Brown Initiative with the NAACP over Thanksgiving Break. He is pictured above with the NAACP National President Cornell Williams Brooks.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named four CBU Lady Bucs to their Division II All-South Region Teams:
• Forward Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’16) was a first-team selection after she scored 10 goals with 11 assists for 31 points. She was one of four GSC players to earn a spot on the All-Region first team. She leads the GSC and is 11th in the nation in assists per game.
• Goalkeeper Robyn Wade (Mechanical Engineering ’15) was a third-team pick after collecting eight shutouts with a 1.00 goals against average. She made 53 saves. She is 93rd in the nation in goals against average and holds school records for career wins, saves, minutes played, games played and games started.
• Midfielder Chelsea Casaccia (Biology ’16) and midfielder Carmen Manes (Liberal Studies ’15) joined Wade on the Third Team. Casaccia started all 19 games at midfield with two assists and two points, playing 1,414 minutes. Manes also started all 19 games, logging three assists and three points in 1,195 minutes.

CBU’s TN Theta chapter of Alpha Chi has been informed that it will receive the Star Chapter Award for the seventh time from the national interdisciplinary honor society. Star Chapters are named each academic year based upon a number of criteria, including attendance and presentations at regional or national conventions and an annual scholarly program sponsored on campus during the academic year. The chapter will be officially recognized at Alpha Chi’s National Convention in Chicago in March 2015.

CBU Angel Tree

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Angel Tree for the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux
A two-year residential support program for women who have survived abuse, trafficking, homelessness and addiction.

This year’s gift recipients include five women (ages 20, 61, 47, 35, and 17) and three children (ages 7 months, 2½, and 5). Please contact Margretta Dobbs in Campus Ministry for gift suggestions and clothing sizes — mdobbs1@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3509.
Sponsored by SGA and Campus Ministry
Please tape your Angel to wrapped package and drop off at Campus Ministry Offices by December 15.
Thank you and God Bless!

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-1, 2-0 GSC)
12/04: Bucs 73, Lee University 70 (at Cleveland, TN)
12/06: Bucs 74, Shorter University 61 (at Rome, GA)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (2-5, 0-2 GSC)
12/04: Lady Bucs 51, Lee University 78 (at Cleveland, TN)
12/06: Lady Bucs 64, Shorter University 66 (at Rome, GA)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/11: Delta State University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/13: Mississippi College (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/11: Delta State University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/13: Mississippi College (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 7:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 7:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 5:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 5:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

This Week at CBU

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CBU CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION:
 Dr. and Mrs. John Smarrelli Jr., the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community, and the Student Government Association invite the entire CBU community to the annual Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 4 in Alfonso Dining Hall and at the CBU Christmas Tree.
 Christmas Dinner courtesy of the President’s Office and the Lambert Hall Brothers
 Photos with Santa
 Caroling with the Divine Voices Gospel Choir
 Hot Chocolate
 Angel Tree collecting canned goods and unopened toys for Catholic Charities.

Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m., with the Tree Lighting at approximately 6:30 p.m. RSVP to the Santa Hotline at 321-3082 or rsvp@cbu.edu.

DODGEBALL: Intramural Dodgeball starts this week! It is not too late to sign up. You can create a team through imleagues.com! If you have any questions, you can contact Thien Nguyen at thien.nguyen@cbu.edu.

SAFE ZONE TRAINING: Safe Zone training for interested faculty and staff will be held on Friday, December 5, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center. Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Sciences) will facilitate the training. To sign up, contact Dr. James at kjames2@cbu.edu. More information about CBU Safe Zones can be found at this link >>>

 

Upcoming Events

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CBU CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION:
 Dr. and Mrs. John Smarrelli Jr., the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community, and the Student Government Association invite the entire CBU community to the annual Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 4 in Alfonso Dining Hall and at the CBU Christmas Tree.
Christmas Dinner courtesy of the President’s Office and the Lambert Hall Brothers
Photos with Santa
Caroling with the Divine Voices Gospel Choir
Hot Chocolate
Angel Tree collecting canned goods and unopened toys for Catholic Charities.

Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m., with the Tree Lighting at approximately 6:30 p.m. RSVP to the Santa Hotline at 321-3082 or rsvp@cbu.edu.

SAFE ZONE TRAINING: Safe Zone training for interested faculty and staff will be held on Friday, December 5, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center. Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Sciences) will facilitate the training. To sign up, contact Dr. James at kjames2@cbu.edu. More information about CBU Safe Zones can be found at this link >>>

DIVINE VOICES GOSPEL CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Come out and support the Divine Voices’ first holiday concert and enjoy all of your favorite Christmas songs from “Hallelujah Chorus” to “This Christmas”! You don’t want to miss this festive night! ENJOY the Christmas Spirit! CELEBRATE the birth of Jesus Christ! SING along to Christmas Classics! FREE admission, cider, and cookies! Friday, December 5 in the University Theater, 7:00 p.m.

THE NUTCRACKER: More than 100 professional dancers, children, musicians and vocalists make this holiday tradition the one to see, and an extraordinary experience for all. With magical sets that change before your eyes, snowflakes trickling from the sky and dances from around the world, Ballet Memphis‘ Nutcracker lifts everyone into the holiday spirit. Saturday, December 13, at the Orpheum Theatre. CBU Student Life will have 20 tickets available soon — check the CBU Recreation & Community Involvement website to see when you can sign up for tickets!

 

Intramural Commissioner Application

Do you like sports? Do you have experience working in recreation? Do you want to be a part of an exciting and rapidly growing program? The Recreation Office is excited to announce the opening of an Intramural Commissioner position and will be accepting applications until the position is filed.

Position: Intramural Commissioner
Location: Student Life, Rozier Hall
Reports To: Director of Recreation

Description: The Recreation Office at Christian Brothers University provides intentional programming that aids in the holistic development of its students.  The Office employs two (2) intramural commissioners and one (1) staff assistant who supervise twelve (12) intramural officials and ten (10) team managers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Full administrative responsibilities in managing a comprehensive Intramural Sports program (including but not limited to equipment inventory, facility scheduling, event clean up, report writing, and developing officials work schedule)
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate intramural officials for use during recreation events
  • Serve as general coordinator and supervisor of all intramural and recreational activities (i.e., basketball, flag football, Humans Vs. Zombies, sand volleyball, etc.)
  • Market and advertise all recreation events to University community
  • Assist with development and implementation of learning outcomes for recreational events
  • Develop and communicate calendar of intramural activities to be offered during regular academic year
  • Troubleshoot concerns and safety issues raised by players, coaches, managers, staff, and fans in the area of intramural and recreation
  • Serve as general coordinator of the Swashbuckler Fitness Center.
  • Interface with Student Life, Athletics, Event Services, Campus Safety and other offices and departments on campus

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Ability to recruit, train, and supervise college student personnel (managers and officials)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of a variety of sports and intramural programs
  • Experience within a campus recreation setting
  • Background in sports and knowledge of games rules and regulations
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and proficiency in problem solving and leadership

Application Instructions:
To apply for the Intramural Commissioner position please submit a resume and list of 3 references to the Recreation Office, Rozier Hall or through email to Thien Nguyen at thien.nguyen@cbu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Buccaneer Bulletin

STANDINGS
The CBU Buccaneers basketball team are ranked No. 8 in the Preseason Division II Sports Information Directors Association (D2SIDA) Media Poll. The Bucs are one of two GSC teams in the top 25, with Delta State ranked No. 23.

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-0, 0-0 GSC)
11/17: Bucs 92, Blue Mountain 58 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (1-2, 0-0 GSC)
11/20: Lady Bucs 43Alaska-Anchorage 88 (at Anchorage, AK)
11/21: Lady Bucs 41, Alaska-Anchorage 78 (at Anchorage, AK)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
11/25: Bellarmine University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
11/26: Lane College (Jackson, TN; 6:00 p.m.)
11/28: Arkansas State University (Exhibition; Jonesboro, AR; 7:05 p.m.)

Buccaneer Bulletin

STANDINGS
The Bucs climbed one spot to No. 2 in the NCAA Division II South Regional Soccer Rankings last week. The regional rankings are used to select and seed the field for the three-team NCAA South Regional. The top-ranked team to submit a qualifying bid will host the regional November 13-16. There are no automatic bids for the men’s soccer regional. The Bucs also climbed three spots to No. 13 in last week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Men’s National Rankings.
The Lady Bucs climbed one spot to No. 5 in last week’s NCAA Division II South Regional Rankings. The Lady Bucs were the second of five GSC teams in the rankings, only trailing No. 3 North Alabama. The GSC and SSC champions earn automatic bids to the six-team NCAA South Regional. The regional rankings are used to select the four at-large berths and seed the field. The two top-ranked teams to submit qualifying bids will host subregionals Nov. 13-16. The regional championship and quarterfinal rounds will be held Nov. 20-23.

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (14-3, 8-1 GSC)
11/07: Bucs 0, Shorter University(GSC Semi-Final at Pensacola, FL)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (13-5, 8-4 GSC)
11/04: Lady Bucs 0, West Alabama 2 (GSC Quarterfinal at Livingston, AL)
VOLLEYBALL (16-14, 12-8 GSC)
11/04: Lady Bucs 3 , Union University 1 (at Jackson, TN)
11/07: Lady Bucs 1Lee University (at Cleveland, TN)
11/08: Lady Bucs 0, Shorter University 3 (at Rome, GA)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
11/08: GSC Championship (at Hoover, AL) Bucs 9th of 9 teams, led by Jacob Carey who finished 39th of 81 (27:52.15); Lady Bucs 9th of 10 teams, led by Hannah Owen who finished 19th of 86 (19:48.97)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (0-0, 0-0 GSC)
11/07: Lady Bucs 43, University of Mississippi 111 (Exhibition, at Oxford, MS)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER

11/13: NCAA Division II South Regional (TBA Monday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
11/13: NCAA Division II South Regional (TBA Monday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
11/11: GSC Quarterfinal (TBA)
11/15: GSC Semifinal (TBA)
11/16: GSC Championship (TBA)
MEN’S BASKETBALL
11/12: University of Memphis (Exhibition at FedExForum; 7:00 p.m.)
11/15: Harding University (Search, AR; 7:30 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
11/14: Harding University (Search, AR; 5:30 p.m.)
11/15: Lane College (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

This Week At CBU

CBU’s GOT TALENT: Are you a performer? If so, the BSA is looking for people who are interested in participating in this year’s “CBU’s Got Talent” Talent Show on November 21 in the University Theater. BSA will be stationed in Alfonso Dining Hall all week to sign-up anyone who is interested in participating this year. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Mosley at jmosley2@cbu.edu or Adama Sow at asow1@cbu.edu.

LLC BONFIRE: Come out to the first bonfire of the year! Music, s’mores, hot chocolate, and apple cider on Wednesday, November 5 at the Living Learning Center Patio & Firepit at 8:00 p.m.

 

Upcoming Events

JUVENILE JUSTICE SUMMIT: The CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present a Juvenile Justice Summiton Tuesday, November 16 in Spain Auditorium. Confirmed panelists include  Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Police Director Tony ArmstrongAndrew Collins of Stain Your Brain, and Charlie Caswell executive director of the Rangeline Neighborhood CDC.  The discussion will be led and moderated by CBU’s NAACP members and we will solicit questions via a live Twitter feed with the hashtag #CBUJJ. A reception will precede the summit at 5:00 p.m., with the panel discussion beginning at 6:00 p.m. Engage in this community conversation and learn about the roles in the juvenile justice system, including the part you can play! Email naacp@cbu.edu for more information.

STRESS REDUCTION THROUGH MEDITATION: Please join us for a meditation workshop on Wednesday, November 19 in the LLC Classroom, 1:00-1:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy), this workshop will cover basic techniques of mindfulness meditation to help focus our attention and awareness as we begin a very busy and frequently stressful time of the year.

THANKSGIVING LUNCH: Skip breakfast on Thursday, November 20 and save room for a  Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

fleshmadewordREADING & RECEPTION: The President’s Commission on Women presents a reading by Dr. Emily A. Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) on November 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Plough Library. Dr. Holmes will be reading from her book, Flesh Made Word: Medieval Women Mystics, Writing, and the Incarnation, in which she displays how medieval women writers expanded traditional theology through the incarnational practice of writing and draws inspiration for feminist theology from the writings of these medieval women mystics as well as French feminist philoso­phers of écriture féminine. 

CBU’s GOT TALENT: Are you a performer? If so, the BSA is looking for people who are interested in participating in this year’s “CBU’s Got Talent” Talent Show on November 21 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m.

PETER PAN: Join Student Life at the Playhouse on the Square on November 22 at 7:00 p.m. for Peter Pan. The boy who won’t grow up is flying with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling in this musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie. Peter leads the gang to Neverland where they encounter the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile, and the sprightly fairy Tinker Bell. Tickets are limited so sign up now at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips

Buccaneer Bulletin

STANDINGS
 The Bucs returned to the NSCAA Top 25 for the first time in two years in the No. 16 spot in the October 28 edition of the poll. The Bucs are the only GSC team in this week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Men’s National Rankings. CBU also retained the No. 3 spot in the NCAA Division II South Regional Soccer Rankings.
 The Lady Bucs remained in the No. 6 spot in the NCAA Division II South Regional Soccer Rankings.

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (14-2, 8-1 GSC)
10/31: Bucs 1, Union University 0 (at Jackson, TN)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (13-4, 8-4 GSC)
10/31: Lady Bucs 3, Union University 0 (at Jackson, TN)
VOLLEYBALL (15-12, 11-6 GSC)
10/28: Lady Bucs 3 , Mississippi College 0 (at Canale Arena)
10/30: Lady Bucs 3, Henderson State (at Arkadelphia, AR)
MEN’S GOLF
10/27-28: Matt Dyas Invitiational (Carrollton, GA): Bucs 11th of 14 teams. Daniel Kraus paced the Bucs with a 30th-place finish of 6-over par (75-70-77-222) on the 7,026-yard par-72 course.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER

11/07: GSC Semifinal (Pensacola, FL, 7:00 p.m.)
11/09: GSC Championship (Pensacola, FL; 1:30 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
11/04: GSC Quarterfinal (TBA)
11/07: GSC Semifinal (Pensacola, FL)
11/09: GSC Championship (Pensacola, FL; 11:00 a.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
11/04: Union University (Jackson, TN; 7:00 p.m.)
11/07: Lee University (Cleveland, TN; 6:00 p.m.)
11/08: Shorter University (Rome, GA; 12:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
11/08: GSC Championship (Hoover, AL; 9:00 a.m)

This Week at CBU

CBU_TeddyTEDDY BEAR DRIVE: The Student Government Association is holding a Teddy Bear Drive this week to benefit the children at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. Every child who visits the Memphis Child Advocacy Center for the first time gets to choose a brand new teddy bear from our Bear Wall. Every bear is a comforting symbol of love and protection. You can help by donating bears or other items from the current Memphis Child Advocacy Center wish list. Bears should be new and at least 10″ tall. The CAC also has need for bottled water, healthy snacks and juices: prepackaged/ individual (please no nut products), paper towels/facial tissue, stickers, gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s, Kroger, Lowe’s or Home Depot), chalk/magic markers, backpacks, and monetary donations. Any of these can be dropped off to the SGA Office in Student Life any time this week.

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PHI BETA SIGMA WEEK: The Alpha Beta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity invites the campus to join in their celebration of 100 Years of Brotherhood, 100 Years of Scholarship, 100 Years of Service, and Spiritual Motivation for 100 More Years. Events will include:
 Breakfast for Students: Phi Beta Sigma will provide doughnuts and juice for the campus on Monday, October 13,  near the St. Joseph Hall Breezeway close to ITS, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
 Whose Line is it Anyway: Need a laugh from the stressful week of midterms? Well look no further. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its own version of the hit game show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Come out and have a good laugh. The event will be held in Spain Auditorium on Monday, October 13, from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
 Sigma Spa Night: Ladies, are those muscles tired from all that late-night cramming? Well, look no further. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its Sigma Spa Night to treat you like the goddess that you are. Massages include shoulder, back, head, and feet. The event will be on Tuesday, October 14, from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
 March of Dimes Table: Got a sweet tooth? Want to support the March of Dimes Foundation? The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be selling candy on Wednesday, October 15 to raise funds for the March of Dimes Foundation. Any donation is accepted and you can sign your name on a March of Dimes Boot and have it displayed in the Buc for all your friends to see. This event will start at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad.
Dodgeball: Need to release some frustration after taking that midterm or turning in that 6-page paper? The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host Dodgeball in Canale Arena on Wednesday, October 15 from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
 Volunteering at Levi Elementary: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will travel to Levi Elementary on Thursday, October 16 to read to the children and perform various cafeteria duties from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Game Night: Come out and relax in the world of board games and video games. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its Game Night on Thursday, October 16 from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Maurelian Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
 Breakfast for Students: Phi Beta Sigma will provide doughnuts and juice for the campus on Friday, October 17 near the St. Joseph Hall Breezeway close to ITS, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
 Sigma BBQ: Glad midterms are over and Fall Break has arrived? Well, celebrate this occasion… with food. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be lighting up the grill and providing food for the campus and IT’S FREE! The event will take place Friday, October 17 near the Gazebo from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m.
• Adopt a Highway Clean-Up: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be traveling to Highway 64 in Bartlett to pick up trash on Saturday, October 18 from Mile Marker 12 to 14. This event will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
• Spiritual Fellowship: Come join the men of Phi Beta Sigma as they travel to Jordan River Missionary Baptist Church (1274 Greenwood St.) on Sunday, October 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Strike Out: As a conclusion to the week, the men of Phi Beta Sigma will go bowling at Winchester Bowling Lanes from 9:30 p.m. until midnight on Sunday, October 19. The location is 3703 S. Mendenhall Rd. 

STUDY BREAK: The Lasallian Collegians will be hosting a study break outside of the LLC Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy some s’mores and hot chocolate as you take a break during midterms!

LINDENFEST: Lindenwood Christian Church, CBU’s neighbor at Union and Parkway, will hold LindenFest, a city-wide harvest celebration, on Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The festival, themed “It is Well With My Rockin’ Soul,” will feature live music, food trucks, a farmers market, arts and crafts vendors, and a kids’ fun area. The CBU Community is invited to join in the fun!

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (9-2, 5-1 GSC)
10/10: Bucs 2, Delta State University 1 (at Cleveland, MS)
10/12: Bucs 2, Mississippi College 1 (2OT; at Clinton, MS)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (10-2, 6-2 GSC)
10/10: Lady Bucs 4, Delta State University 0 (at Cleveland, MS)
10/12: Lady Bucs 3, Mississippi College 1 (at Clinton, MS)
VOLLEYBALL (10-8, 8-5 GSC)
10/07: Lady Bucs, North Alabama 1 (at Canale Arena)
10/10: Lady Bucs 3, West Georgia  0 (at Carrollton, GA)
10/11: Lady Bucs 3, West Alabama  2 (at Livingston, AL)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
10/10: San Francisco State Invitational (at San Francisco, CA): Bucs 11th of 15, led by Shelley DeHarte who finished 79th of 172 (26:58); Lady Bucs 11th of 17, led by Hannah Owen who finished 38th of 159 (23:19.9)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S GOLF
10/06-07: The Buccaneer (Southaven, MS; North Creek CC): Bucs 1st place, led by Mitchell Bennett who finished 1st with 5-under (68-66-71-205); Lady Bucs 5th place, led by Lauren Harrett who finished 17th with 33-over (92-85-177).

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER

10/18: Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR; 1:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
10/17: University of North Alabama (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
10/17: Lynn University (Winter Park, FL; 8:00 a.m.)
10/17: Barry University (Winter Park, FL; 12:00 p.m.)
10/18: Florida Tech (Winter Park, FL; 12:00 p.m.)
10/18: Rollins College (Winter Park, FL; 4:00 p.m.)

This Week at CBU

INTRAMURAL SAND VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION OPEN: Registration is now open online for the 2014 Intramural Sand Volleyball season! Sign up online at imleagues.com/cbu now as an individual or as a team to compete for the coveted Intramural Championship Shirt. Games will be held on campus at the Sand Volleyball Courts by Rozier.

BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 30, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., in the Sabbatini Lounge on the 2nd level of the Thomas Center.  All donors will receive snacks & drinks for your donation. You can make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code CBROS  or come visit after your classes. Please make a donation for disaster victims and those in need.

CBU-Day-of-GivingSEPTEMBER OF SERVICE DAY OF GIVING: Join the CBU Community on Tuesday, September 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Volunteer: Help with the Kenrick cleanout, campus cleanup, and various other projects around campus. Register to volunteer at www.cbusos.com
Donate: Make a gift to the Leadership Scholarship Fund, which supports students each year for outstanding leadership and service in the community. Each gift made that day will be matched dollar for dollar! Make a donation here for scholarships!!

Following the S.O.S. Day of Giving, join us for a Picnic Dinner on Maurelian Lawn at 5:30 p.m. Students will use their student ID for dinner. All other guests should RSVP to rsvp@cbu.edu for accurate catering counts.

AKA WEEK
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• Take PrecAKAtion: Alpha Kappa Alpha will be hosting a driving forum on Monday, September 29 to educate students on how serious driving is and on precautions that need to considered while driving on the road. Although statistical information is important, hearing genuine situations and stories about how driving accidents have affected the lives of loved ones will have a major impact on this campus. Sorority acquaintance Ketia Francis, CBU alum Jamal Threlkeld, and CBU Kappa Sigma Junior Nash Lanigan will all share their stories on how a car accident affected their lives. This event will be held in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Effect: As a part of the environmental movement, one of the factors of going GREEN is restoring and repairing what is presently in place. AKA will work along with CBU SOS for their event to clean up the campus on Tuesday, September 30.
• Poise N Ivy: On Wednesday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m. on the Front Lawn, AKA will help bring awareness to our community on how mental health issues and stress relate, and ways to relieve stress. A guest professor will speak about mental illness and its relationship to college life, and then participants will engage in an art therapy session by painting on a large canvas on the lawn. Once the artwork is completed and dry, AKA will donate it to Lakeside Behavioral Health System.
Have Lunch with M.E.:  AKA will be spreading awareness about food deserts (neighborhoods don’t have access to a traditional grocery store) and how they have an impact in our Memphis community. This event will take place on Thursday, October 2 in Alfonso Dining Hall, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
The Big Bang Theory: Throughout the week, AKA will be collecting canned goods for overseas members of the armed services. AKA will also have arts and crafts in Alfonso Dining Hall on Friday, October 3 for students, faculty, and staff to make cards of appreciation and gratitude between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Step Show: AKA Week will wrap up with performances by local NPHC chapters in Memphis on Friday in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $3 for CBU students and all Greek students; $5 for guests.

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FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS LUNCHEON:
Creating a Climate for Solidarity
—In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis, CBU will join hundreds of other Catholic parishes, schools, and colleges across the nation in this lunch discussion program to discuss the wisdom of the visions of Saint Francis and the current Pope Francis regarding the simultaneous duty to take care of both Creation and the poor. This program highlights the impacts of climate change on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and offers concrete ways that individuals and communities can respond. Thursday, October 2, 12:30-1:50 p.m. in the LLC Classroom 104. Hosted by the Sustainability LLC, please RSVP to Dr. Ben Jordan at bjordan1@cbu.edu.

PINK OUT GAMES: CBU’s chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha will be sponsoring Pink Out games for the Buc and Lady Buc soccer matches against Alabama-Huntsville on Friday, October 3 to benefit Breast Cancer Education and Awareness. The Lady Bucs play at 5:00 p.m., and the Bucs play at 7:00 p.m., both at Signaigo Field.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (5-2, 1-1 GSC)
09/22: Bucs 0, Mississippi College 1 (at Signaigo Field)
09/26: Bucs 4, Spring Hill 1 (at Mobile, AL)
09/28: Bucs 0, West Florida 1 (at Pensacola, FL)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (7-1, 3-1 GSC)
09/21: Lady Bucs 2, West Georgia 0 (at Carrollton, GA)
09/26: Lady Bucs 2, Spring Hill 0 (at Mobile, AL)
09/28: Lady Bucs 4, West Florida 2 (at Pensacola, FL)
VOLLEYBALL (4-7, 2-4 GSC)
09/23: Lady Bucs 3, Mississippi College 1 (at Clinton, MS)
09/26: Lady Bucs 3, Trevecca Nazarene 0 (at Canale Arena)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
09/27: Rhodes College Invitational (at Plough Park): Bucs finished 12th of 18 teams, led by Jacob McNamara who finished 62nd of 171 (28:12.00); Lady Bucs finished 12th of 16 teams, led by Abby Moore who finished 24th of 154 (23:42.50)
MEN’S GOLF
09/22: Murray State Invitational (at Murray, KY): Bucs finished 13th of 13 teams, led by Colton Hall who finished in a tie for 19th (of 75) with a 219, +6.
WOMEN’S GOLF
09/22-23: FHU Fall Invitational (at Covington, TN): Lady Bucs finished 6th of 6 teams, led by Lauren Harrett who finished 22nd (of 36) with a 186, +42.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER
09/28: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 12:30 p.m.)
10/03: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
10/05: University of West Alabama (Signaigo Field; 3:30 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
09/28: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 3:00 p.m.)
10/03: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
10/05: University of West Alabama (Signaigo Field; 1:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
09/30: Union Universtity (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
10/03: Lee University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
10/04: Shorter University (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
10/04: Chile Pepper Festival (Arkansas XC Course; 9:00 a.m.)

This Week at CBU

YOUR PATH TO WELLNESS: Trainer Heather Jordan will speak on personal motivation for exercise and nutrition on Tuesday, September 23 in the Wilson Family Commons in the Living Learning Center, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Exercise and nutrition are both good for your brain, and both contribute to better academic performance. Learn to utilize nutrition, fitness, and time management to reach life goals and fuel passion and purpose. Dinner will be served. If you are interested, please RSVP to Dr. Ben Jordan at bjordan1@cbu.edu.

ALUMNI TRIVIA NIGHT: It’s time for our Semi-Annual Alumni Trivia Night with Brother Ignatius Brown! Friday, September 26, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Pre-register your team on or before September 24 for $15 per person. After September 24, registration is $20 per person — CBU students can register for $5 per person. BYOB/BYOF (food and drink). Free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available. Teams are comprised of 6 to 8 people. More info and registration »»

MILLION CALORIE BURN 5KMayor AC Wharton’s Commitment to Fitness Million Calorie Burn 5K will be held on September 27, beginning at Highpoint Church with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. This family fun run will benefit the Common Table Health Initiative‘s fight against childhood and family obesity in Memphis, and will feature a post-race awards ceremony with live music and food. Register online here »»

CBU GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE @ MID-SOUTH PRIDE PARADE: Do you have a LOT of Buccaneer Pride? Do you have LGBT or Straight Ally Pride too? Then join CBU’s Gay Straight Alliance in the annual Mid-South Pride Parade on Saturday, September 27 at Robert Church Park (4th and Beale St.), 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sign up to march in the parade by emailing your GSA President at aswims@cbu.edu.

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THE CANNON BALL CONCERT
CBU’s first Cannon Ball is a concert event featuring country music star Ben Bradford and local rock group Fingertrick. Open to CBU students and high-school seniors. The Cannon Ball will also host several local food trucks! Saturday, September 27, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Nolan Field and the Gazebo area.

Kudos

Garrett Burton (Natural Science ’14) has been accepted to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at CBU.

Buccaneer soccer forward Jose Ferraz (Civil Engineering ’16) was named GSC Player of the Week after he led the Bucs to a 6-0 win over No. 13 Lindenwood on September 13. Ferraz scored a career-high four goals to lead the Bucs (2-0) to victory, scoring twice in each half.

Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering) has been recognized by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) as a Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional. The CPLP designation consists of three levels of certification; Technician, Technologist, and Professional. The first two levels require a two-hour test each. Professional-level certification is based on a resume of transport packaging activities and accomplishments. Dr. Malasri’s accomplishments include authoring several transport packaging-related journal articles, serving as director of the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium, and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology.

Terence Netzel (Biology ’10) has been accepted to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at CBU.

The Gulf South Conference also named Lady Buc outside hitter Maggie Sorensen (Business Administration ’18) as its Freshman of the Week after she led the Lady Buc volleyball team to a 2-1 week last week. Sorensen averaged 2.89 digs and 2.11 kills per set last week, adding five aces and two blocks over nine total sets.

Lady Buc goalkeeper Robyn Wade (Mechanical Engineering ’15) was named GSC Defender of the Week after recording a shutout in the Lady Bucs’ win over Harding on September 12. Wade made three saves as she logged her school-record 16th career shutout in the Lady Bucs’ 1-0 win over Harding.

Angela Williams (Biology ’13) has been accepted to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at CBU.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (4-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/16: Bucs 4, Union 3 (at Signaigo Field)
09/18: Bucs 1, Rhodes 0 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (5-1. 1-1 GSC)
09/16: Lady Bucs 10, Lyon 0 (at Signaigo Field)
09/21: Lady Bucs 1Valdosta State 2 (at Valdosta, GA)
09/16: Lady Bucs 2, West Georgia 0 (at Carrollton, GA)
VOLLEYBALL (3-7, 2-4 GSC)
09/16: Lady Bucs 2, Alabama-Huntsville (at Canale Arena)
09/19: Lady Bucs 0, West Florida 3 (at Pensacoloa, FL)
09/20: Lady Bucs 1Valdosta State 3 (at Valdosta, GA)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER
09/22: Mississippi College (Signaigo Field; 6:00 p.m.)
09/22: Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
09/21: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 11:00 a.m.)
09/26: Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL; 2:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
09/23: Mississippi College (Clinton, MS; 7:00 p.m.)
09/26: Trevecca Nazarene University (Canale Arena; 6:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
09/27: Rhodes College Invitational (Plough Park; 9:45 a.m)

This Week at CBU

FLAG FOOTBALL & POWER RANKINGS: Flag Football is back at CBU and Week One is already in the books! See which teams are Number 1 in this week’s Power Rankings at tinyurl.com/cburecreationInterested in playing Flag Football?  It’s not too late to create a team. Please visit CBU Intramurals at www.imleagues.com/cbu.

THEATRE AUDITIONS: Theatre auditions for the Southern farce, Dearly Departed by David Botrelle and Jessie Jones, will be September 15 and September 16 in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m. Not since Steel Magnolias and Greater Tuna has a more colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon line. When the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead in the first scene, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on the tombstone. For more information about the play and rehearsals, contact Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu.

VOTER REGISTRATION: The Student Government Association will be partnering with the Black Student Association, CBU’s Chapter of the NAACP, Hola CBU, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, the gentlemen of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and others to host a campus-wide Voter Registration Drive on Wednesday, September 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This date was chosen as it coincides with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.  Tables will be set up in the foyer of Buckman Hall, at the entrance of Cooper-Wilson Center, and outside of Alfonso Dining Hall. All students are encouraged to stop by during that time to fill out a short voter registration form. Students will be on-hand to assist and, of course, registration is completely free.

Bobby_CarterCONSTITUTION WEEK ADDRESS: CBU’s annual commemoration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution continues! This year we have the honor to host CBU alumnus Judge Bobby Carter of the Shelby County Criminal Court, who will speak about the Constitution in relation to the court system in Spain Auditorium on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. Judge Bobby Carter was elected Judge of Division III in August of 2010 in a special election to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of John P. Colton, Jr. He is currently serving in that capacity. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from CBU in 1977. He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Memphis in 1980. Judge Carter has previous experience in private practice and in the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office. He was an Assistant District Attorney General for 26years prior to his election. He is a member of the Tennessee Trial Judge’s Association, the American Bar Association, and is licensed to practice law in Colorado as well as Tennessee. Everyone is invited for what promises to be a fascinating discussion.

BINGO IN THE BUC: Bingo, drinks, snacks and more in the Buccaneer Gallery & Grill on Friday, September 19 starting at 7:00 p.m.

redpandaINTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY AT THE ZOO: Join the Memphis Zoo in celebrating the 5th International Red Panda Day anniversary on September 20 as an expected 100,000 visitors at more than 40 zoos worldwide and over 1,000 students at schools in five states and abroad help us create as many Red Panda Rangers as possible in a single day! 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu for information. OR click here to register for free tickets! »»

AZD VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Join the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta for their annual Volleyball Tournament to benefit their national philanthropy, Autism Speaks, on Saturday September, 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the sand volleyball court next to Rozier deck.
Teams need a minimum of six players, and there is a $5 entry fee for all players. Sign-ups are at lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall, or with any sorority member, and will run through Friday, September 19. Warning: The championship round will be played with a blacked out net. All are welcome and there will be prizes awarded to the victors!

 

 

Upcoming Events

YOUR PATH TO WELLNESS: Trainer Heather Jordan will speak on personal motivation for exercise and nutrition on Tuesday, September 23 in the Wilson Family Commons in the Living Learning Center, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Exercise and nutrition are both good for your brain, and both contribute to better academic performance. Learn to utilize nutrition, fitness, and time management to reach life goals and fuel passion and purpose. Dinner will be served. If you are interested, please go HERE to RSVP.

ALUMNI TRIVIA NIGHT: It’s time for our Semi-Annual Alumni Trivia Night with Brother Ignatius Brown! Friday, September 26, 7:00-9:30 p.m. Pre-register your team on or before September 24 for $15 per person. After September 24, registration is $20 per person — CBU students can register for $5 per person. BYOB/BYOF (food and drink). Free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available. Teams are comprised of 6 to 8 people. More info and registration »»

MILLION CALORIE BURN 5K: Mayor AC Wharton’s Commitment to Fitness Million Calorie Burn 5K will be held on September 27, beginning at Highpoint Church with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. This family fun run will benefit the Common Table Health Initiative‘s fight against childhood and family obesity in Memphis, and will feature a post-race awards ceremony with live music and food. Register online here »»

CBU GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE @ MID-SOUTH PRIDE PARADE: Do you have a LOT of Buccaneer Pride? Do you have LGBT or Straight Ally Pride too? Then join CBU’s Gay Straight Alliance in the annual Mid-South Pride Parade on Saturday, September 27 at Robert Church Park (4th and Beale St.), 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sign up to march in the parade by emailing your GSA President at aswims@cbu.edu.

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THE CANNON BALL CONCERT: 
CBU’s first Cannon Ball is a concert event featuring country music star Ben Bradford and local rock group Fingertrick. Open to CBU students and high-school seniors. The Cannon Ball will also host several local food trucks! Saturday, September 27, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Nolan Field and the Gazebo area.

renee-emersonPOETRY READING: Renee Emerson, author of the poetry collection Keeping Me Still, will read from her poetry on Tuesday, October 7, at 2:00 p.m. in the Wilson Family Commons in the Living Learning Center. Emerson received her M.F.A. from Boston University, where she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize in 2009. Previous publications include three chapbooks: Something Like Flight (Sargent Press), The Whitest Sheets (Maverick Duck Press), and Where Nothing Can Grow (Batcat Press). Her poetry has been published in Christianity and LiteratureBoxcar Poetry ReviewIndiana ReviewRock and Sling32 Poems and others, and she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2010. Emerson teaches creative writing and composition at Shorter University, in Rome, GA.


HUMANS VS. ZOMBIES: Student Life is hosting a Humans vs. Zombies game at CBU from Thursday, October 9 until Monday, October 13. Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is a game of tag played at schools, camps, neighborhoods, military bases, and conventions across the world. Human players must remain vigilant and defend themselves to avoid being tagged by a growing zombie horde. More info at humansvszombies.org. The basic premise of the CBU game is that students are trying to avoid being tagged by other students (zombies) and to survive the apocalypse. This year’s game features a team component, epic missions and assignments and bandanas and socks galore. Sign up online at www.hvzsource.com/cbu. Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu for more info.

CORN MAZE AND SPOOKY TRAIL: Sign up now for a ticket to the Agricenter Corn Maze OR Shelby Farm’s Spooky Trail on Saturday, October 11. The Corn Maze is an 8-acre puzzle of twists and turns and some dead ends! It¹s all carved into stalks of corn that tower over your head, offering an experience that is fun for kids from 2 to 92! The Spooky Trail is the only haunted trail in Memphis at Spooky Nights at Shelby Farms with a half mile full of scares. Sign up online TODAY at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S SOCCER (2-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/13: Bucs 6, Lindenwood 0 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (3-0. 0-0 GSC)
09/12: Lady Bucs 1, Harding 0 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (3-4, 2-1 GSC)
09/09: Lady Bucs 0, North Alabama (at Florence, AL)
09/12: Lady Bucs 3, West Georgia 0 (at Canale Arena)
09/13: Lady Bucs 3West Alabama 0 (at Canale Arena)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
09/13: UAH Earl Jacoby Memorial (at New Market, AL) Bucs 9th of 11 teams; Shelley Deharte led the Bucs (42nd of 111 runners; 27:56.7); Lady Bucs 10th of 13 teams; Abby Moore led the Lady Bucs (9th of 110 runners; 19:21.2)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S SOCCER
09/16: Union University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/18: Rhodes College (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S SOCCER
09/16: Lyon University (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
09/19: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 3:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
09/16: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
09/19: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 6:00 p.m.)
09/20: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 12:00 p.m.)