#Thx4Bux

IT’S THANKSGIVING WEEK! AND IN THAT SPIRIT, CBU JUST WANTS TO SAY:
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All students, faculty, and staff are invited to come by Sabbatini Lounge on Monday, November 24, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Can’t make it by during lunch? Then drop by Canale Arena before the basketball games Monday evening, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Join us in making personalized “thank you” videos and write “thank you” cards to send to our great CBU donors, without whose support we could not offer the amazing educational programs that we do!

Invite your friends to come with you, encourage others to say THANKS by talking about #Thx4Bux on social media!

 

Career Services Calendar

CUPCAKES & CONVERSATION: Attention All Rising Juniors & Seniors: AutoZone has a number of summer internships coming up next year, and the application process will be starting soon! Internships are available in a number of different areas: Information Technology, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Merchandising, Supply Chain, and Human Resources. These are paid positions, full-time during the summer months at AutoZone Corporate Office in Downtown Memphis. Come learn more about the program on Wednesday, December 3 — and enjoy free Muddy’s Cupcakes (while they last!)  Make plans to be there! Montesi Executive Center, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Youth Villages on Thursday, December 4 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza! What a deal! Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Open to all interested students and alumni in all majors.  RSVP

REGISTER FOR CBU 200!
CBU 200: Career Planning
 is designed to prepare students for a successful career. Topics will focus on self-assessment, career exploration and decision-making, job & graduate school preparation, and professionalism. Through this course, you will earn academic credit while completing necessary activities (such as job search skills, resume and cover letter development, and career exploration) to accomplish your career goals. Class will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 1:50 during Spring 2015 (one credit hour). There are only a few spots still available, so register for CBU 200 today! CRN 20637, one credit.

Career Services Calendar

THIS  WEEK
CAREER PANEL – Careers For The Criminal Mind (Forensics & Law Enforcement):
Thursday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium  RSVP

UPCOMING EVENTS
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Youth Villages on Thursday, December 4 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza! What a deal! Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Open to all interested students and alumni in all majors.  RSVP

This Week at CBU

LASALLIAN FORMATION: The next Lasallian In-Service meeting for new faculty and staff is Tuesday, November 11 in Cooper-Wilson Center, Room 303, at 1:00 p.m.

vasti-torresRECEPTION FOR DR. VASTI TORRES: Dr. Vasti Torres, dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida, will be a guest at CBU on Tuesday, November 11, meeting with various student leaders, faculty and staff, and members of the administration. A reception for Dr. Torres will be held for the CBU Community at 3:05 p.m. in the Wilson Family Commons at the Living Learning Center. Dr. Torres is one of the nation’s leading researchers and publishers on Latino college students and their identity formation.  A widely sought after conference speaker and the author or co-author of four books, including the upcoming The Latino College Student Experience: Understanding Developmental and Environmental Influences, Torres was a Fulbright Specialist assigned in South Africa from November 2011 until August 2012. She is a recipient of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Contribution to Research and Literature Award and was a Diamond Honoree of the American College Personnel Association in 2005.

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BUCS VS. TIGERS:
 Get your Buc spirit pumped to cheer on the CBU men’s basketball team as they take on the Memphis Tigers in an exhibition game at FedExForum on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. And practice your cheers before the game at a Tailgate Rally in Boshwit Courtyard at 4:30! Want a Suite ticket? Follow the clues in the #goldenbuc poem above…

GRAPES FOR GEEKS:  Please join the CBU and U of M American Society of Civil Engineers at Chickasaw Oaks Plaza on November 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m., for the 5th annual Grapes for Geeks Wine Tasting. Ten delectable wines (from five different countries) and a selection of “Big Beers” from around the world will be served, along with live entertainment and an array of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. All proceeds go to support the CBU and U of M Student Chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Please visit www.grapesforgeeks.org to buy tickets online through PayPal.

ganmestandsWHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: When the Game Stands Tall will be the showing on  Friday, November 14 in the University Theater, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Come out and watch a great movie! Here is a summary of what you are in for: Inspired by a true story, When the Game Stands Tall brings to life the incredible winning streak of the De La Salle High School football team: 151 straight victories over 12 years. All along the way, as Coach Bob Ladouceur builds his seemingly invincible national powerhouse, he has emphasized purpose and significance rather than streaks and titles. But when real-life adversity leaves the team reeling, the Spartans must decide if the sacrifice, commitment, and teamwork they have always trusted in can rebuild what is now disintegrating around them. Sponsored by the the Lasallian Collegians.

SALSA Y BACHATA: Come join Hola CBU for a night of salsa and bachata classes, taught by Rumba Room teachers on Friday, November 14 in Alfonso Dining Hall, 8:00 p.m. until midnight. Price is $5 for early birds, available on sale in the Alfonso Foyer during lunch — $7 at the door.

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BELL TOWER GALA: CBU’s third annual Bell Tower Gala will be held on November 15 in the Tennessee Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Memphis at 6:00 p.m. This year CBU will be awarding  Maurelian Medal to Bishop J. Terry Steib (above left) and honoring Michael Pohlman (’79, above center) and Analice Sowell (’02, ’05, above right) with the Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Young Alumna awards. This unforgettable evening will be a festive charitable event, a tribute to the history of Lasallian education in Memphis, and a great way to reconnect with old friends. And since all proceeds support CBU’s exceptional academic programs and scholarships, it’s a great way to invest in the future of our students and our community. Individual tickets to this event are $175. To purchase your ticket and reserve your spot today, contact Karen Viotti at kviotti@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3254.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
CAREER POWER HOUR – Job Search Strategies: In this day and age, there are lots of ways to find a job. CBU’s Career Services office should be one main tool in your toolbox, but there are many others methods and strategies you can use to get that job you want.  Come learn about them on Tuesday, November 11 in Buckman 112, 1:00-2:00 p.m.  RSVP

BEST FORK FORWARD: SENIORS ONLY!  Reserve your seat today! The finale of the First Impressions series on dining etiquette features a four-course meal (including wine), and will teach you the finer points of surviving an important business dinner… from which fork to use when, to where to put your napkin after the meal, and everything in between!  Wednesday, November 12 in Sabbatini Lounge, 5:30-6:45 p.m. RSVP is required by November 7!

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Shelby Farms, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Thursday, November 13 in Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Open to all interested students and alumni in all majors.  RSVP

NEXT WEEK
CAREER PANEL – Careers For The Criminal Mind (Forensics & Law Enforcement):
Thursday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium  RSVP

News at CBU

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In mid-August, the CBU School of Engineering was asked by the India Association of Memphis to design and create an abstract lotus structure to be the centerpiece at India Fest 2014 on November 1. After several meetings with the India Fest planning committee and CBU faculty, staff, and students, it was agreed to build an all-aluminum, animated “sculpture“ with a contemporary appeal that would open and close by the turn of a wheel. Once the sculpture was completed, it was transported to the event and the final touches (fabric and lights) were added by the India Fest planning committee. Mr. Bob Moats (Engineering Technician) was the manager of the project with help from many CBU faculty, staff, and students: Andrew Assadollahi (Civil Engineering), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean), Dr. Randel Price (Chemical Engineering), Henry Rhodes (Engineering Technician), Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. John Ventura (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Jake Arnold (Mechanical Engineering ’17), David Barnett (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Jaemi Guieb (Civil Engineering ’17), Rene Hudlet (Chemical Engineering ’17), Joshua Jenkins (Chemical Engineering ’18), Wes Kelly (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Yuliana Luna (Civil Engineering ’17), Yuki Namba (Mechanical Engineering ’15), and Reggie Raney (Civil Engineering ’17). Additional photos are available at the School of Engineering Facebook page.

sayftTwo CBU alumni were part of a charity event held on October 20 at Hope House, a kindergarten for children with families impacted by HIV. The children were provided costumes that they each picked out. In addition to the costumes, candy, and presents, hygiene kits were all given to the children. The event was organized by Say Ft., a charity started by CBU alumna Anastasia Domashova (’07). Say Ft. supports health and safety programs for children from 20 states and more than 10 countries. Dan Messinger (’95 & ’03; Education Department) volunteered to play the part of Mr. Watermelon for the event. The watermelon is the Say Ft. logo, and the children look forward to his return next year! If you would like to learn more about Say Ft., please visit the website at www.sayft.org.

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The Lady Buc basketball team volunteered as a cheer station at the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk on October 19 at the Liberty Bowl.

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A delegation from CBU met up with royalty at the recent Magnificat Day celebration held at the Cannon Center in Memphis. Pictured above (l-r) are Brother Getachew Nadew, Father Bill Parham, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Brother Paulos Welday, Brother Dominic  Ehrmantraut, Wendy Sumner-Winter, and Bishop J. Terry Steib.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
CAREER PANEL: Come listen to Advice From The Big Bucs, an exciting new career panel on Tuesday, November 4, featuring some of CBU’s most famous and successful alumni — Stephen Dunavant (’83), managing director of CBIZ MHM; Mitch Graves (’83), CEO of HealthChoice; Larkin Myers (’99), vice president of Tioga Environmental Consultants; and Mike Pohlman (’79), president and CEO of Pickering, Inc. Learn how they got to where they are, and how you can follow in their footsteps!  1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium RSVP

CUPCAKES WITH theGRIND: Come learn about internship and writing opportunities with Memphis’ online magazine, theGRIND on Wednesday, November 5 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211) at 3:00 p.m. And enjoy some Muddy’s Bakeshop cupcakes!

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about CBIZ on Thursday, November 6 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  RSVP by November 4. Open to all interested students and alumni in Accounting & Finance majors.

NEXT WEEK
CAREER POWER HOUR – Job Search Strategies: In this day and age, there are lots of ways to find a job. CBU’s Career Services office should be one main tool in your toolbox, but there are many others methods and strategies you can use to get that job you want.  Come learn about them on Tuesday, November 11 in Buckman 112, 1:00-2:00 p.m.  RSVP

BEST FORK FORWARD: SENIORS ONLY!  Reserve your seat today! The finale of the First Impressions series on dining etiquette features a four-course meal (including wine), and will teach you the finer points of surviving an important business dinner… from which fork to use when, to where to put your napkin after the meal, and everything in between!  Wednesday, November 12 in Sabbatini Lounge, 5:30-6:45 p.m. RSVP is required by November 7!

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Shelby Farms, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Thursday, November 13 in Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Open to all interested students and alumni in all majors.  RSVP

Bell Tower Gala

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CBU’s third annual Bell Tower Gala will be held on November 15 in the Tennessee Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Memphis at 6:00 p.m. This year CBU will be awarding  Maurelian Medal to Bishop J. Terry Steib (above left) and honoring Michael Pohlman (’79, above center) and Analice Sowell (’02, ’05, above right) with the Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Young Alumna awards.

This unforgettable evening will be a festive charitable event, a tribute to the history of Lasallian education in Memphis, and a great way to reconnect with old friends. And since all proceeds support CBU’s exceptional academic programs and scholarships, it’s a great way to invest in the future of our students and our community.

Individual tickets to this event are $175. To purchase your ticket and reserve your spot today, contact Karen Viotti at kviotti@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3254.

 

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about the Peace Corps on Thursday, October 30, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal! Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  RSVP by October 28.  Open to all interested students and alumni.

NEXT WEEK
CAREER PANEL: Come listen to Advice From The Big Bucs, an exciting new career panel on Tuesday, November 4, featuring some of CBU’s most famous and successful alumni! Learn how they got to where they are, and how you can follow in their footsteps!  1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium RSVP
CUPCAKES WITH theGRIND: Come learn about internship and writing opportunities with Memphis’ online magazine, theGRIND on Wednesday, November 5 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211) at 3:00 p.m. And enjoy some Muddy’s Bakeshop cupcakes!
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about CBIZ on Thursday, November 6 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  RSVP by November 4. Open to all interested students and alumni in Accounting & Finance majors.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about the Mass Mutual on Thursday, October 16 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. RSVP by October 14.  Open to all interested students; students in business, accounting and finance may have particular interest!

UPCOMING EVENTS
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about the Peace Corps on Thursday, October 30, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal! Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  RSVP by October 28.  Open to all interested students and alumni.
CAREER PANEL: Come listen to Advice From The Big Bucs, an exciting new career panel on Tuesday, November 4, featuring some of CBU’s most famous and successful alumni! Learn how they got to where they are, and how you can follow in their footsteps!  1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium RSVP
CUPCAKES WITH theGRIND: Come learn about internship and writing opportunities with Memphis’ online magazine, theGRIND on Wednesday, November 5 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211) at 3:00 p.m. And enjoy some Muddy’s Bakeshop cupcakes!
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about CBIZ on Thursday, November 6 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  RSVP by November 4. Open to all interested students and alumni in Accounting & Finance majors.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
CAREER POWER HOUR – INTERVIEWING SKILLS: How should you dress for an interview? What questions should you be prepared to ask? To answer? When should you follow up? Get the answers to these questions and more on Tuesday, October 7 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), 1:00-2:00 p.m.  RSVP now!

DRESS FOR SUCCESS: The second workshop in the First Impressions series will teach you how to dress professionally for your interview. What type of suit is appropriate?  Which colors work best with your skin tones? How much jewelry is appropriate? Find out on Thursday, October 9 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), 1:00-2:00 p.m. RSVP by October 7.

NEXT WEEK
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about the Mass Mutual on Thursday, October 16 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. RSVP by October 14.  Open to all interested students; students in business, accounting and finance may have particular interest!

CBU Rocks! This Weekend!

cburocksCome out to celebrate with our Alumni & Family Weekend! From a concert, to a cook-out, to tailgating and reconnecting with classmates, this is one weekend at CBU that you can’t miss! Alumni Weekend takes place simultaneously with Family Weekend and offers a unique opportunity for the entire CBU family to come together and share our points of pride through an exciting selection of collaborative programming.

ALUMNI & FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS WILL INCLUDE:

  • 10th Annual International Festival of Hops: This is CBU’s 10th annual beer tasting, featuring an assortment of your favorite brew from the US, Germany, France, Italy and England! Burgers, beer, and live music! Friday, October 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Nolan Field.
  • Campus Tours: See what’s new and upcoming on the CBU campus on a tour led by student President’s Ambassadors. Saturday, October 4, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Cooper Wilson Center for Life Sciences.
  • President’s Brunch: Chat with President John Smarrelli, Athletic Director Brian Summers, and Frank Buscher, VP of Academics & Student Life, over brunch and discuss the University’s current and future state of affairs. Saturday, October 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall.
  • Divine Voices Gospel Choir Concert: CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir will present their first concert of the semester as a part of Alumni & Family Weekend. Don’t miss it — they’re great! Saturday, October 4, 2014, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the University Theater.
  • Levitt Shell Concert with Paul Thorn: CBU is sponsoring the Saturday night concert by Paul Thorn at the Shell, and all of our Alumni & Family Weekend attendees are invited to enjoy the concert in the VIP tent! Saturday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park.
  • Siena Society Hat & Tea Party: Ladies, don your favorite hat and join hostess Eloise Smarrelli at the Deal Courtyard for afternoon tea (and the accompanying scrumptious goodies) at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5.
  • AND MORE!!!

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE »»

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Robert Half Accountemps on Thursday, October 2 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza! What a deal! RSVP by September 30. Open to all interested students; students in business, accounting and finance may have particular interest! Buckman Hall 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

NEXT WEEK
CAREER POWER HOUR – INTERVIEWING SKILLS: How should you dress for an interview? What questions should you be prepared to ask? To answer? When should you follow up? Get the answers to these questions and more on Tuesday, October 7 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), 1:00-2:00 p.m.  RSVP now!

DRESS FOR SUCCESS: The second workshop in the First Impressions series will teach you how to dress professionally for your interview. What type of suit is appropriate?  Which colors work best with your skin tones? How much jewelry is appropriate? Find out on Thursday, October 9 in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), 1:00-2:00 p.m. RSVP by October 7.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
PRACTICE TEST DRIVE: Take a retired version of a graduate school entrance exam of your choice (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, PCAT, DAT). It’s scored just like the real thing, and you get to keep your test booklet as a study guide! $5.00 payable on test day — Tuesday, September 23 in Buckman Hall 207, 2:00-5:00 p.m.  Advanced sign up is required by September 18 thru your CareerLinX account.  RSVP

GRADUATE SCHOOL EXPO: More than 50 graduate programs from across the country will be in attendance on Thursday, September 25 in Canale Arena, 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Any students or alumni who are considering graduate school are strongly encouraged to attend!  Check the Career Directions bulletin for the current list of programs scheduled to attend.

NEXT WEEK
PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Robert Half Accountemps on Thursday, October 2 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza! What a deal! RSVP by September 30. Open to all interested students; students in business, accounting and finance may have particular interest! Buckman Hall 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

CBU Rocks! Alumni & Family Weekend

cburocksIt is almost that time again to celebrate with our Alumni & Family Weekend! Mark your calendars for October 3-4 and plan to have a fun-filled weekend! From a concert, to a cook-out, to tailgating and reconnecting with classmates, this is one weekend at CBU that you can’t miss! Alumni Weekend takes place simultaneously with Family Weekend and offers a unique opportunity for the entire CBU family to come together and share our points of pride through an exciting selection of collaborative programming.

WEEKEND EVENTS WILL INCLUDE:

  • 10th Annual International Festival of Hops: This is CBU’s 10th annual beer tasting, featuring an assortment of your favorite brew from the US, Germany, France, Italy and England! Burgers, beer, and live music! Friday, October 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Nolan Field.
  • Campus Tours: See what’s new and upcoming on the CBU campus on a tour led by student President’s Ambassadors. Saturday, October 4, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Cooper Wilson Center for Life Sciences.
  • President’s Brunch: Chat with President John Smarrelli, Athletic Director Brian Summers, and Frank Buscher, VP of Academics & Student Life, over brunch and discuss the University’s current and future state of affairs. Saturday, October 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall.
  • Divine Voices Gospel Choir Concert: CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir will present their first concert of the semester as a part of Alumni & Family Weekend. Don’t miss it — they’re great! Saturday, October 4, 2014, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the University Theater.
  • Levitt Shell Concert with Paul Thorn: CBU is sponsoring the Saturday night concert by Paul Thorn at the Shell, and all of our Alumni & Family Weekend attendees are invited to enjoy the concert in the VIP tent! Saturday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park.
  • Siena Society Hat & Tea Party: Ladies, don your favorite hat and join hostess Eloise Smarrelli at the Deal Courtyard for afternoon tea (and the accompanying scrumptious goodies) at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5.
  • AND MORE!!!

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE »»

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS
PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: Learn everything from how to give a professional handshake, to how to type professional emails, and everything in between.  First 25 registrants received a free business card holder! RSVP no later than September 12. Tuesday, September 16. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Montesi Executive Center, Buckman Hall.

MOCK INTERVIEW DAY: Sign up for a practice interview with a recruiter who typically hires CBU students on Wednesday, September 17. This is a great way to fine-tune your interviewing skills. Reserve your interview time through your CareerLinX account by September 15.

STEM SHOWCASE CAREER EXPO: All students and alumni in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math majors are strongly encouraged to attend this event. Companies seeking STEM students for full-time jobs, internships and co-ops will be present to share information with you. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.  RSVP to attend. Thursday, September 18. 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Montesi Executive Center, Buckman Hall.

NEXT WEEK
PRACTICE TEST DRIVE: Take a retired version of a graduate school entrance exam of your choice (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, PCAT, DAT). It’s scored just like the real thing, and you get to keep your test booklet as a study guide! $5.00 payable on test day — Tuesday, September 23 in Buckman Hall 207, 2:00-5:00 p.m.  Advanced sign up is required by September 18 thru your CareerLinX account.  RSVP

GRADUATE SCHOOL EXPO: More than 50 graduate programs from across the country will be in attendance on Thursday, September 25 in Canale Arena, 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Any students or alumni who are considering graduate school are strongly encouraged to attend!  Check the Career Directions bulletin for the current list of programs scheduled to attend.

Cooper Young Festival

The Cooper-Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper Young Business Association, is Memphis’ most anticipated outdoor celebration. Held in Memphis’ largest historic district, the Cooper-Young Festival is scheduled for September 13, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In its 27th year, this event has grown tremendously and is one of Memphis’ most highly attended festivals. This year, over 130,000 guests will enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 425 artisans from around the country. The Cooper Young Festival is a true celebration of the arts, people, culture, and Memphis heritage. While you are here, be sure to stroll our historic neighborhood which was recently named “One of the Top 10 Neighborhoods in America” by the American Planning Association.

Experience the music of local Memphis bands playing original tunes on three stages. On the Main Stage, Cory Branan is this year’s headliner along with other popular Memphis musicians like Marcella Simian, Candace Ashir, James and the Ultrasounds, Mighty Souls Brass Band, Darrel Petties and Devil Train.

On the Memphis Grizzlies Stage, listen to your favorite garage punk bands with a lineup by Goner Records that will make you scream. Be sure to catch Subtractions, Talbot Adams, Nots, Mark Edgar Stuart and the Manatees performing at 4:30 p.m.

The School of Rock Stage is located in the First Congo parking lot. School of Rock students will be performing from noon until 5:00 p.m.  Go listen to a tribute to U2, some indie rock and more by these talented young people.

CBU is a proud sponsor of the Cooper Young Festival! (If the video above doesn’t play or appear in your email or on your portable device, please click here »»)

CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2015

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The CBU Lasallian Fellows: Ronald Fotso, Shanice Oliver, Mallory Harvey, fellowship donors Robert Buckman and Joyce Mollerup, Lauren Harrett, and JD Wolfe

CBU has named Ronald Fotso (Computer Science ’15), Lauren Harrett (Civil Engineering ’15), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’15), Shanice Oliver (Marketing ’15) and JD Wolfe (Biochemistry ’15) as its 2015 Class of CBU Lasallian Fellows. The 2015 Fellows were introduced to the CBU Community at the Academic Convocation on August 28 and will be formally inducted in a special  Awards Dinner on September 11.

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

Upon graduation, the Fellows will be awarded $5,000 as a means of perpetuating their work in the community. The Fellowships are made possible through the creative generosity of Joyce Mollerup and Robert Buckman.

CBU on Ice

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By now, you’ve probably already seen Dr. John Smarrelli‘s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (which Dr. David Rudd at the University of Memphis is scheduled to accept today). And maybe you’ve also seen the collective Advancement Office challenge. Not to mention the numerous CBU students, staff and faculty members, and alumni challenge videos. Now mascots have gotten into the act. Our own Bucky was challenged by Louie the Tiger at the University of West Alabama, and (following in Dr. Smarrelli’s footsteps) has passed along the challenge to Pouncer at the University of Memphis.

Student Callers Wanted

Looking to make a little extra cash?  Enjoy talking on the phone? Apply for a job with the CBU Phonathon! Following specialized training on automated calling software, callers contact CBU alumni and friends to ask for their support and financial commitment. You will also verify and obtain new and existing contact information.

  • Great resume builder
  • Develops your communication skills
  • Friendly environment
  • Flexible evening and weekend shifts

Job Requirements: You must be outgoing, friendly, hard working, and energetic. Excellent communication skills proper phone etiquette are also required. You’ll need to able to handle personal information with extreme confidentiality. Call Center experience is NOT required!

Shifts are available September 20 – October 8: Monday-Friday 5:45-9:00 p.m.;  Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m.; and Sunday 1:30-4:30 p.m. & 6:00-9:00 p.m.

APPLY at www.Phonathon.com with the entry code CBU14F. Please contact julian@wilson-bennett.com with any questions.

Make a Difference, One Spray Can at a Time

Paint the Rock: Vote with Your Dollars!
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We’ve assigned a paint color to five AWESOME projects that will improve the CBU Campus Experience. Vote with your dollars for the project you want to see funded, and at the end of the campaign, the winning project will receive all the money raised. WINNER TAKE ALL!

The projects are (color-coded):
A Library Lounge
New Pool Furniture
A Swingset
Lights on the Outdoor Basketball Court
New Recycling Bins

Each of these projects will cost around $5,000 to complete.  

Select friends to honor with your artistic abilities (a $10 donation will be added to your total for every friend you honor). Visit the Paint the Rock Home Page, make your donation, and watch your favorite project move towards the lead. The Rock on the home screen will change colors in real time, based on which group solicits the most support!

On Friday, May 16, during Commencement Weekend, we will unveil the winner by painting the ACTUAL rock, in honor of the winning project!

Career Road Show: Fall Break Networking Trip

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Apply now for this unique opportunity to network with alumni/professionals in Houston and New Orleans! During Fall Break, 45 students will be selected to participate in the Career Road Show, which will allow you to travel via bus with students, faculty and staff to both Houston and New Orleans. While in each city, you will be able to attend a company site visit, career panel, and networking reception.  Food, travel and hotel accommodations will all be covered for the student rate of $100.00. The bus will leave CBU on Sunday, October 19, and return to CBU on Wednesday, October 22.

We anticipate that spots on the bus will go quickly so apply today! Sign in to your CareerLinX account and reference position #3852 for full details and application procedures.

150 Days of Giving: Vote for CBU!

CBU needs your vote! Help CBU receive a $5,000 donation by simply voting online. First Tennessee Bank is celebrating their 150th anniversary with 150 Days of Giving. Starting on their 150th birthday — March 25 — they will give away $5,000 a day, each day, to a different nonprofit. The winners will be determined by online voting that’s open to the public, and you can vote for up to 10 different nonprofits each day. Help CBU by voting at www.150DaysofGiving.comYou can vote each day from any device. If you have more than one device (a laptop, smartphone, etc.), you can vote from each device each day. Your votes will continue to count until CBU wins or until the 150 Days of Giving ends (August 21), so bookmark this link and vote every day!

Upcoming Events

SHOE DRIVE (WITH BENEFITS): Want to clean out your closet while at the same time help the underprivileged?  Then bring us your used tennis shoes, running shoes, or athletic shoes!  CBU Enactus has partnered with Shoe Good, a non-profit committed to revamping used tennis shoes for distribution to the disadvantaged around the world. Shoes will be collected in the Quad on Monday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 29, 12:30-2:00 p.m. For every pair of shoes you donate, you get FIVE water balloons to throw at faculty targets.

STRESS RELIEF WEEK (PRE-EXAMS): The Self Esteem/Empowerment Sub-Committee of the President’s Commision on Women is hosting Stress Relief Week April 28-May 2 to provide students, faculty, and staff some activities where they can “de-stress” and relax before final exams begin the following week. The schedule is as follows:
•  Monday, April 28: Meditation Session, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, led by Dr. Pong Malasri
• Tuesday, April 29: Aromatherapy Session, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph 10, led by Dr. Kelly James
• Thursday, May 1: Yoga Session, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, led by Dr. Leigh Pittenger

unclesamJOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP:  Seniors, are you still seeking employment after graduation?  Juniors, are still looking for that summer internship?  Then join us for this conference-style “crash course” to better prepare yourself to find the job you want! Resume critiques from recruiters and alumni, plus mini-sessions on interviewing skills, networking, and job search strategies will be included! Come to Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m. RSVP through your CareerLinX account is required by Friday, April 25. 

HAITI SEMINAR: Jenessa Gebers, former CBU Lasallian Fellow, will present a seminar on “CBU Connections: Public Health and Malnutrition Initiatives in Haiti,” about a child malnutrition initiative in Haiti through Partners in Health that has the potential to revolutionize the stunning level of malnutrition in Haiti. CBU Nursing and pre-med students will also give slide talks about their medical mission trips to Haiti. Wednesday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

THE LAST LECTURE: Please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for the 7th Annual CBU “Last Lecture” on May 1 at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, during which Dr. Holmes Peacher-Ryan (Mathematics) will give his hypothetical “Last Lecture.” Last Lectures usually include the professor’s reflections on their academic career, advice for better living, and even a few laughs. Known for great stories and funny quotes, Dr. Peacher-Ryan will not disappoint. Light refreshments will be served at 12:30. RSVP by 8:00 p.m. the day before, but attend even if you didn’t RSVP (just be sure to sign in). This is open to the entire University and, based on past Last Lectures, this is a not-to-be-missed event!

BUCS OVERBOARD: To celebrate the opening of the Canale Pool, Student Life is hosting a “Bucs Overboard” event in the pool/volleyball area on May 2, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

ALUMNI SLOSHBALL – #BUCS2014: Attention All Graduating Seniors! Sign up NOW for the 2014 Senior/Alumni Sloshball Tournament on Monday, May 5, starting at 4:00 p.m. at Bland Field. Register online at www.imleagues.com/cbu and join a team. For more information, contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu. (BTW, Sloshball is kickball. With beer.)

STRESS RELIEF (EXAM WEEK): Do you need an enjoyable break from end-of-school-year stressors? If so, Student Life will host several events to help ease the stress during Exam Week:
Tuesday, May 6: Free Massages, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You can get a free chair massage (shoulder and neck) in the Thomas Center Conference Room by “Massage on the Go.”
Wednesday, May 7: Paws to Relax with the Therapy Dogs, 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. Visit with the Therapy Dogs, brought to campus by the Mid-South Therapy Dogs and Friends Organization.
Thursday, May 8: CBU Pancake Study Break, 9:00-11:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. It’s not really a proven fact that pancakes help you study, but they certainly can’t hurt…

COMMENCEMENT WEEK! Full schedule at www.cbu.edu/commencement2014!

This Week at CBU

AKA WEEK:  The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presents AKA Week Spring 2014 this week at CBU. The Chapter will serve lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall on Monday, 12:00-1:00 p.m., and then host a Campus Easter Egg Hunt at 5:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad — CASH PRIZE! On Tuesday, they will host “Lunch & Letters” in Alfonso Dining Hall, 12:15-2:00 p.m., and then host a Green Tea Social and Round Table Event in Sabbatini Lounge, 6:00-9:00 p.m. On Wednesday, Mu Epsilon will work at the Memphis Food Bank (239 S. Dudley St.), 9:00-12:00 p.m.

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSION: Dr. Emily Forsdick will be in the Living Learning Center from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday to speak with students interested in study trips and semesters.

SMALL GROUPS FAITH DISCUSSIONS: Join the Small Groups Faith Discussions on Monday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Suite located in the Thomas Center for an hour of community, conversation, and scripture studies with a Lenten focus. If you have any questions please contact Julia Kueter at jkueter1@cbu.edu or Nathan Sampson at nsampson@cbu.edu. Every week through the end of the semester.

ALPHA CHI STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: The annual Alpha Chi Student Research Poster Session will be held Tuesday, April 15 in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

CAREER SERVICES: The Career Power Half Hour this week will be on Tuesday, April 15 in Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-1:30 p.m. The topic is “Negotiating Salary.”

classringsCOLLEGE RING SALE: A Jostens representative will be at the CBU Bookstore on April 15-16, 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. offering up to 40% select college rings — Ring packages will start at $239 during this sale event.

YOGA CLASSES with Meredith Melvin continue this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Meredith, a native Memphian, earned her instructor certification from Delta Groove Yoga in Overton Square, where she continues to teach. Sessions at CBU are only open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their immediate families. There is no charge, but a $1 donation is appreciated. Classes are held every other Wednesday, the next one is April 30.

News at CBU

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DEEP SOUTH CONFERENCE: The CBU ASCE student chapter and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering hosted the 2014 ASCE Deep South Conference on March 27-29. On Thursday evening, an orientation meeting, icebreaker, and community service project were held at Christian Brothers High School. The community service project consisted of making baby blankets for a local non-profit organization. On Friday, the surveying competition and the concrete canoe races were held at Shelby Farms. The steel bridge comp technical paper and mystery competitions were held at the Agricenter on Saturday. The awards banquet was held at the Agricenter on Saturday evening. Thirteen universities from West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana attended the conference. Approximately 300 students and faculty advisors attended the three-day event. Thank you to all of the faculty, staff, and students who helped make the conference a tremendous success. Special Thanks to Lauren Harett, Conference Chair, for organizing the event and to Patrick McGinnis, who designed the webpage, automated the registration, and provided the technology to stream the concrete canoe races and steel bridge competition over the internet. Please see ascedeepsouth.com for videos and pictures of the conference.

ENVISION 2014: The Closing Session and Presentations of the ENVISION 2104 Program were held on April 3 in the Canale Arena Skybox. ENVISION is a program that enables first-year students to develop leadership skills through the challenge of tackling campus issues directly. As a part of ENVISION, students work in small groups to research campus issues and divide into teams to research what has been done in the past, develop a new proposal, and receive feedback.

Lauren Jeu, Jenny Lam, and Nicholas Doseler present their research and recommendations on the topic of "Commuter Engagement."

Lauren Jeu, Jenny Lam, and Nicholas Doseler present their research and recommendations on the topic of “Commuter Engagement.”

The six teams tackled the topics of School Spirit (Sam Tope-ojo, David Lawson, Drew King, and Rakesha Gray), Dining Services (Sarah Marie Bellou, Vuth Tram, Fatima Escobar, Baraka Douglas, and Jeremy Gonzalez), Diversity Issues (Taylor Flake, Madyson Levy, Sam Savage), Commuter Engagement (Nicholas Doseler, Jenny Lam, and Lauren Jeu), Freshman Transition (Samantha Bennett, Sushma Kalava, Alex Othman, Natalie Sterling, and Jasmine Franklin), and Memphis Community (Jazmin Westbrook, Joel Moore, and Angie Brown). This method of experiential learning enables students to be more aware and effective leaders at CBU. ENVISION is limited to 30 participants, and an application process is required.

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BATTLE ANNIVERSARY: The CBU Civil War History Class travelled to Shiloh Battlefield on April 5 for the 152nd anniversary of the battle? The class heard Dr. Doug Cupples (History & Political Science, Adjunct) and Dr. Marius Carriere (History & Political Science) discuss the importance of the battle.

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INDIAN MUSEUM VISIT:
A group of CBU faculty, staff, and students continued the multicultural celebration at CBU with a visit to the Chucalissa Indian Museum on April 5. Pictured above (l-r): Jessica Voyles (Psychology ’16), Dr. Teri Mason (Adult Professional Studies), Karen Conway-Barnett (Student Life), Dr. Mary Campbell (Behavioral Science), Christini Fernando (Natural Science ’13), Blair Jefferson (Business Administration ’16), and Thien Nyugen (Student Life). Not pictured is Dr. Timothy Doyle (Student Life).

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
• Tuesday, March 18: Career Power Half Hour – Interviewing (Buckman 102, 1:00-1:30 p.m.)

NEXT WEEK
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• Tuesday, March 25: Panel – Leading Ladies (Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Featuring a panel of successful women leaders (including CBU alumnae) and how they made it to the top:

  • Crystal Oliver: Managing HR Director, FedEx
  • Lauren McHugh: President, Huey’s Restaurants
  • Emily Greer: Chief Administrative Officer, ALSAC
  • Maria Lensing: Vice President Of Signature Client Group, AT&T
  • Ursula Madden: News Anchor, Action News 5

• Thursday, March 27: Panel – Careers For Animal Lovers (LLC Wilson Family Commons, 1:00-2:00 p.m.)

Vote for CBU in 150 Days of Giving!

CBU needs your vote! Help CBU receive a $5,000 donation by simply voting online. First Tennessee Bank is celebrating their 150th anniversary with 150 Days of Giving. Starting on their 150th birthday — March 25 — they will give away $5,000 a day, each day, to a different nonprofit. The winners will be determined by online voting that’s open to the public, and you can vote for up to 10 different nonprofits each day. Help CBU by voting at www.150DaysofGiving.com. You can vote each day from any device. If you have more than one device (a laptop, smartphone, etc.), you can vote from each device each day. Your votes will continue to count until CBU wins or until the 150 Days of Giving ends (August 21), so bookmark this link and vote every day!