London & Paris: May 2015

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When you study abroad, you become a global citizen, a contributing member of our global society. By traveling abroad, you make yourself more attractive to employers and your experience and memories are with you for a lifetime. This experience allows you to not only grow as a person, but also as a member of the global community. Make those memories now by traveling to London and Paris in May.  While taking classes in Global Studies and International Financial Management, explore Notre-Dame Cathedral, Monmarte, Westminster Abbey, the Latin Quarter, Big Ben, go on the Seine River cruise, and more. Become a global citizen this year by studying abroad with us! There are now four $500 need-based stipends for qualified students who are travel abroad this year. For more information on this trip and stipends click here.

News at CBU

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Students in the Sustainability Living Learning Community, Dr. Ben Jordan, and Sean MacInnes went on a walking tour of Downtown Memphis on November 21 with tour guide extraordinaire Jimmy Ogle to learn more about its rich history and recent revitalization efforts. When the group stopped to get snacks at the Peanut Shoppe (in business on Main Street since 1949), the owner offered to climb up on the candy counters to take this picture of them.

Spring Break in Spain, London & Paris in May

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The Moors developed a very sophisticated civilization in Spain during the Middle Ages. These great Moorish monuments still stand today! See them in person studying environmental studies in Spain. See the flamenco dancing, the tapas bars, famous local painters, and even enjoy the beautiful coast of Malaga! While absorbing Spanish culture, you can take Economics 347 — discussing current topics in economics — renewable energy courses (ME 497 is three credits while ME 498 is one credit) or, for engineering majors, a three-hour engineering course. This is an amazing opportunity that no one should miss out on.

Broaden your horizon by taking “Global Citizen” (GS 300), and satisfy a general education requirement or International Finance 437 in London and Paris! Absorb knowledge in the classroom and outside the classroom. Many of these must see sights and activities include Big Ben, House of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Montmartre, a Seine River Cruise, Eiffel Tower, and financial institutions!

These trips are open to all students. The Spain trip is Spring Break of 2015, and the London-Paris trip is May of 2015. For more information on these trips click here.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR! We have four $500 scholarships available for our spring break trip and may trip. Apply now for these as they are limited!

Note: Spain travelers must pay $1,318 by Tuesday, November 25 to cover airfare and assure a seat on the plane. No exceptions! Later payments are negotiable with Study Abroad office.

This Week at CBU

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JUVENILE JUSTICE SUMMIT: 
The CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present a Juvenile Justice Summiton Tuesday, November 18 in Spain Auditorium. Confirmed panelists include  Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell; Memphis Mayor A C Wharton; Andrew Collins of Stain Your BrainCharlie Caswell, executive director of the Rangeline Neighborhood CDCThomas Coupé,Supervising Attorney for Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court; Avis Lamar, Youth Court Coordinator for Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County; and a representative from the Memphis Police Department. 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. Included on meal plans for students — faculty and staff meals are free, courtesy of the President’s Office.

fleshmadewordREADING & RECEPTION: The President’s Commission on Women presents a reading by Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) on November 20, 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.

S-PAC: The 2014 Student-Professional Awareness Conference will be held at the Kroc Center, Hardin Hall on November 21, 4:00-9:00 p.m. The goal of the (S-PAC) is to unite students and professionals to learn, network, and grow by interacting with each other through non-technical presentations by speakers from different parts of the country. Speakers for this year’s conference are Dr. Rob Reilly and Dr. Ben Amaba. Admission is $30 for professionals, $10 for students. Professionals will receive 2 PDHs (two 30-minute presentations and two 30-minute panel discussions). More info and online registration at spac.ieeecbu.org.

BUC GAME NIGHT: It’s a lot like Buc Bingo, except with community-style board games! Friday evening, November 21, in the Buc, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

 

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. Food, photos with Santa, Angel Tree, and great Christmas music! 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.

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 MemphisNutcracker 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!

 

 

Upcoming Events

JUVENILE JUSTICE SUMMIT: The CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present a Juvenile Justice Summiton Tuesday, November 18 in Spain Auditorium. Confirmed panelists include  Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell; Memphis Mayor A C Wharton; Andrew Collins of Stain Your BrainCharlie Caswell, executive director of the Rangeline Neighborhood CDCThomas Coupé,Supervising Attorney for Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court; Avis Lamar, Youth Court Coordinator for Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County; and a representative from the Memphis Police Department. 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 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.

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

CBU Theatre Presents Dearly Departed

Christian Brothers University Theatre presents Dearly Departed, a play by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, on November 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and November 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater. In this Southern farce, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South is a seldom tidy experience and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. The Thursday performance is a free dress rehearsal preview; tickets for the other three performances are $2.00 at the door and limited seating will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. The production features Dr. Malinda FitzgeraldRon FitzgeraldMatthew HamnerJessica LoveHarry NeelyAlani LeeKierra TurnerDominick PlattHannah SchultzChelsea SmithersJodi WoodyAdam OkolicanyJohn TubbsAliyah Giden, and members of the Divine Voices Gospel Choir.

Fresh Reads: Dinaw Mengestu at CBU

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Memphis Reads, the citywide community reading program affiliated with CBU’s “Fresh Reads” program and sponsored by CBU and the Memphis Public Library, in cooperation with the Memphis Mayor’s Office, will host author Dinaw Mengestu at both the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library and CBU on November 4.

Mengestu is the author of this year’s “Fresh Reads” book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bearswhich was chosen by Memphis Reads as the inaugural book for its annual reading program to promote literacy in the city. The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue) will host Mengestu for an author reading on November 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Following the reading, Mengestu will speak at the University Theater on the Christian Brothers University campus at 8:00 p.m. A book-signing will follow in the Theater.

 

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.

 

Why Studying Abroad is Good For You

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The ability to experience other people’s cultures is an opportunity no one should miss out on. Even if it is just a week, it will improve you as a person and a student. Take advantage of the London-Paris trip or the Spain trip in the spring.

In the London-Paris trip (May 2015), courses offered are Global Studies, which is an approved general education requirement, and Finance 437. Not only does studying abroad increase your knowledge on the classes you are taking, but it increases your knowledge of the culture that surrounds London and Paris. Visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral, seeing fashion at the Galleries Lafayette, exploring the Palace of Versailles, are all experiences of a lifetime.

In Spain (Spring Break 2015), you can increase your knowledge of renewable energies by taking a renewable energy course. There is also a mechanical engineering course offered for engineering majors as well. If you are not engineering major, that’s okay because now there is an economics course: Economics 347, offered as well. Plan to visit the three major cities Seville, Granada, and Cordoba, to see flamenco shows, explore street markets, see Granada’s Alhambra Palace, enjoy the beautiful coast of Malaga and much more while pursuing your studies.

Studying abroad can help you develop as a person, a professional, and encourage you to be involved in world issues. Do not miss these opportunities! Hurry and pay the $300 deposit. Both trips are open to all students. The deadline for Spain is Thanksgiving. For more information click here.

If you really want to go but cannot make the deadline payment, please contact Dr. Forsdick and leave a message with a phone number where you can be reached. Call (901) 321-3461 or email emathis@cbu.edu.

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

Opportunities in Spain

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In the near future, the world will need people who can find innovative ways to fix the environment through renewable energies.
The world will also need people who have the ability to work with diverse groups of all backgrounds. Environmental Studies in Spain can give you both! Not only are you increasing your knowledge on renewable energies, but you are also increasing your “intercultural development.” The Environmental Studies in Spain courses are approved electives for all engineering majors, and the trip exposes you to Spanish life. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. The deadline is flexible, but airlines seat must be paid in full by Thanksgiving. For more information click here »»

Upcoming Events

buc-soloBUCMADNESS: SGA will partner with CBU Athletics for BucMadness 2014 on Wednesday, October 29, in canale Arena, 9:00-10:00 p.m. BucMadness will serve as a Pep Rally and Player Recognition for CBU’s Buccaneer and Lady Buc basketball teams.
Players from each team will be recognized individually
Keg of hard apple cider on the upper deck for those over 21
Food and candy for everyone in attendance
Solo cup stacking race
Half court shot competition for a chance to have next semester’s textbooks paid for (up to $500)
Costume contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place
Cheerleaders will be officially introduced
Phi Beta Sigma & Alpha Kappa Alpha will perform 90-second step routines
Faculty judges nominated by students
 DJ (TBD) & Announcer Justin Crone.

$5 PAINTBALL:  Sign up now to go to Paintball Park on Saturday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m. with Student Life for only $5. Ticket will cover admission, standard equipment rental, and 100 paintballs per person. Sign up online now at tinyurl.com/cbutrips (Limit to first 40 students who sign up).

DEARLY DEPARTED: Christian Brothers University Theatre presents Dearly Departed, a play by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, on November 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and November 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater.  In this Southern farce, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South is a seldom tidy experience and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. All tickets are $2.00 at the door and limited seating will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. There will also be a free dress rehearsal preview on November 6 at 7:30 p.m. The production features Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Ron Fitzgerald, Matthew Hamner, Jessica Love, Harry Neely, Alani Lee, Kierra Turner, Dominick Platt, Hannah Schultz, Chelsea Smithers, Jodi Woody, Adam Okolicany, John Tubbs, Aliyah Giden, and members of the Divine Voices Gospel Choir.

This Week at CBU

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THINK PINK WEEK: Zeta Tau Alpha will holds its Think Pink philanthropy week benefitting Breast Cancer Education and Awareness October 6-10 at CBU. Activities will include:
• Buffalo Wild Wings Night: The Ladies of ZTA will be handing out tickets in the Quad on Monday — Take them to the Buffalo Wild Wings on Poplar Ave. from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. and 10% of the check will be donated to Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.
mr.cbu• Mr. CBU Pageant: Join the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha for the 11th annual Mr. CBU Pageant on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. This event is an entertaining pageant in which male students compete in talent, swimsuit, and evening competitions! Tickets will be sold in the cafeteria from Monday, October 6 until Wednesday, October 8. You can also purchase tickets at the door.
Tickets will be $5 in the cafeteria and $7 at the door. All proceeds will be going towards breast cancer awareness and education.
• Midnight Volleyball: Join the ladies of ZTA Friday night (into Saturday morning) for Midnight Volleyball at the sand court! All-you-can-eat pink pancakes for $5.00!

NATIONAL PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT WEEK: 
The Physician Assistant Student Society will host an Open House with free blood pressure screenings on Monday, October 6 in the Sabbatini Lounge lobby, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
 The Physician Assistant Student Society will offer Chick-Fil-A biscuits for sale in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center on Wednesday, October 8, 7:00-9:00 a.m.
The CBU PA Program will have an information table at the Health Fair on Wednesday, October 8 in Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 The Physician Assistant Student Society will host another Open House with free blood pressure screenings on Thursday, October 9 in the Sabbatini Lounge lobby, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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.

YOUNG LADIES UNITED: Young Ladies United will have an info session Tuesday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 221). This organization is open to all women on CBU campus. Participants will discuss the purpose, events, the executive board, and the end goal for the organization.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE AT CBU! CBU is proud to announce the formation of a Women’s Lacrosse Club! If interested in learning more, attend the first interest meeting this Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montesi Conference Room. The meeting will cover practices, coaching, club fees, fundraisers and much more. If you have any questions or wish to express interest, please email Abigail Lockard at alockard@cbu.edu.

HEALTH FAIR: The CBU Health Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Buckman Quad and Sabbatini Lounge. There will be more than 20 vendors participating with lots of educational and instructional information. Free blood pressure tests will be offered. Flu vaccines will also be provided, so take this an opportunity to protect yourself from the upcoming flu season! Free giveaways!

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HUMANS VS. ZOMBIES:
 Student Life is hosting a Humans vs. Zombies game at CBU from Thursday, October 9 until Monday, October 13. This year’s game features a team component, epic missions and assignments and bandannas and socks galore.  Sign up online at: http://www.hvzsource.com/cbu

libraryfestLIBRARY INSIDE-OUT FALL FESTIVAL: The CBU Community is invited to Plough Library Inside-Out Fall Festival! Stop by Buckman Quad on Thursday, October 9 from 11 a.m. ­to 1 p.m. for FOOD, FUN, GAMES, and PRIZES.  Learn about all that the library has to offer you!

ART GALLERY OPENING: ”Creative Fire,” a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sue S. Miller opens with a public reception in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery on Friday, October 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Miller, a graduate of Memphis College of Art and the University of Memphis has exhibited widely in Memphis Area and eastern states. She is one of the four founders of Artists Link. Miller’s paintings are in the Contemporary Collection at the Tennessee State Museum, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and various private collections. The retrospective exhibition of her work runs through December 4. Showing concurrently in the foyer of the gallery are paintings by Bernard Freiden. A reception for Freiden’s exhibition will be held on Sunday, October 12 on the first floor of Plough Library, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

octoberfestOCTOBERFEST: Octoberfest celebrates the German tradition of good food, fellowship, and exciting drinks (for those of age!). CBU’s Octoberfest will feature a German-themed menu, several traditional beers, and will feature a traditional band. Friday, October 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Breezeway and Gazebo Area.

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. Only five spots left! Sign up online TODAY at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

Memphis Reads

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CBU and the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, in cooperation with the Memphis Mayor’s Office, are partnering to present Memphis Reads, a city-wide initiative to promote literacy that officially kicks off on October 1.

The Memphis Reads program will select one book annually to be read by the Memphis community at large. This month-long community read will consist of discussions, interviews with the author and sponsors, and related arts events, all of which will be free and open to the public. Memphis Reads will culminate in a series of live presentations by the author of the book, which for 2014 is The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Ethiopian immigrant Dinaw Mengestu.

Memphis Reads is affiliated with the “Fresh Reads” program at CBU, part of the First Year Experience, wherein all incoming freshmen participate  in the read and hold discussions and other events throughout the school year. The Memphis Public Library will be publishing the top ten essays on The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by CBU freshmen on its Memphis Reads blog site at memphisreads.blogspot.com. So far, they’ve published “Home” by Abraham Hsuan-Hsin Lin (Biomedical Sciences ’18) andHome is Where the Fridge Is” by Rosie Schmitz (Chemical Engineering ’18).

The Memphis Reads blog will also post other news regarding the October community read and additional events that may be scheduled as the month progresses. You can also keep up by liking the Memphis Reads Facebook page!

Memphis Reads will host author Dinaw Mengestu at the conclusion of the community read with appearances and presentations at both the Memphis Public Library and CBU on November 4-5.

On November 4, Mengestu will make an appearance at the Memphis Public Library and Information Center at 5:30 pm. The “Fresh Reads” event at CBU will follow with a reception at 7:00 pm and Mengestu’s address in CBU’s University Theater at 8:00 pm. A booksigning will follow this presentation.

Upcoming Events

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.

ThinkPink_WhiteTHINK PINK WEEK: Zeta Tau Alpha will holds its Think Pink philanthropy week benefitting Breast Cancer Education and Awareness October 6-10 at CBU. Activities will include:
• Buffalo Wild Wings Night: The Ladies of ZTA will be handing out tickets in the Quad — Take them to the Buffalo Wild Wings on Poplar Ave. from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. and 10% of the check will be donated to Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.
mr.cbuMr. CBU Pageant: Join the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha for the 11th annual Mr. CBU Pageant! This event is an entertaining pageant in which male students compete in talent, swimsuit, and evening competitions! Tickets will be sold in the cafeteria from Monday, October 6 until Wednesday, October 8. You can also purchase tickets at the door.
Tickets will be $5 in the cafeteria and $7 at the door. All proceeds will be going towards breast cancer awareness and education.
Midnight Volleyball: Join the ladies of ZTA for Midnight Volleyball at the sand court! All-you-can-eat pink pancakes for $5.00!

HEALTH FAIR: The CBU Health Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Buckman Quad and Sabbatini Lounge. There will be more than 20 vendors participating with lots of educational and instructional information. Free blood pressure tests will be offered. Flu vaccines will also be provided, so take this an opportunity to protect yourself from the upcoming flu season! Free giveaways!

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HUMANS VS. ZOMBIES:
 
Student Life is hosting a Humans vs. Zombies game at CBU from Thursday, October 9 until Monday, October 13. This year’s game features a team component, epic missions and assignments and bandannas and socks galore.  Sign up online at: http://www.hvzsource.com/cbu

LIBRARY INSIDE-OUT FALL FESTIVAL: The CBU Community is invited to Plough Library Inside-Out! Stop by Buckman Quad on Thursday, October 9 from 11 a.m. ­to 1 p.m. for FOOD, FUN, GAMES, and PRIZES.  Learn about all that the library has to offer you!

ART GALLERY OPENING: Creative Fire,” a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sue S. Miller opens with a public reception in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery on Friday, October 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Miller, a graduate of Memphis College of Art and the University of Memphis has exhibited widely in Memphis Area and eastern states. She is one of the four founders of Artists Link. Miller’s paintings are in the Contemporary Collection at the Tennessee State Museum, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and various private collections. The retrospective exhibition of her work runs through December 4. Showing concurrently in the foyer of the gallery are paintings by Bernard Freiden. A reception for Freiden’s exhibition will be held on Sunday, October 12 on the first floor of Plough Library, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

octoberfestOCTOBERFEST: Octoberfest celebrates the German tradition of good food, fellowship, and exciting drinks (for those of age!). CBU’s Octoberfest will feature a German-themed menu, several traditional beers, and will feature a traditional band. Friday, October 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Breezeway and Gazebo Area.

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. Only five spots left! Sign up online TODAY at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

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!

$5 PAINTBALL:  Sign up now to go to Paintball Park on Saturday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m. with Student Life for only $5. Ticket will cover admission, standard equipment rental, and 100 paintballs per person. Sign up online now at tinyurl.com/cbutrips (Limit to first 40 students who sign up).

News at CBU

Joel Moore and Jessica Hefner of the CBU Pre-Law Society and Dr. Karl Leib (History & Political Science) presenting Judge Bobby Carter with a Certificate of Appreciation in thanks for his participation in Constitution Day 2014.

Joel Moore and Jessica Hefner of the CBU Pre-Law Society and Dr. Karl Leib (History & Political Science) presenting Judge Bobby Carter with a Certificate of Appreciation in thanks for his participation in Constitution Day 2014.

This year CBU celebrated Constitution Day with a public seminar hosted by the CBU Pre-Law Society. CBU was honored to have as Judge Bobby Carter of the Shelby County Criminal Court, Division III a special guest speaker. Judge Carter discussed the U.S. Constitution in relation to the court system and answered questions from students and faculty on a wide range of issues, from the Second and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution to proposed amendments to the Tennessee State Constitution. Judge Carter was introduced by Jessica Hefner and Joel Moore of the CBU Pre-Law Society.

engineering-legosFrank Niedzwiedz (Electrical Engineering ’82) directed the First Lego League (FLL) workshop at Christian Brothers University on Saturday September 13, 2014 with the assistance of Dr. John Ventura (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Chris Nielsen (Electrical & Computer Engineering ’07), Charmaine Cooper (Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science ’15), Steven Menezes (Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science ’13), Kenneth Salvage (Electrical & Computer Engineering ’16), Trey McGinnis (Electrical & Computer Engineeering, Computer Science, Mathematics ’16), Melissa Dollar (Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mathematics ’16),  Dan Kohn (University of Memphis) and Tom Banning (University of Memphis). TVA and the CBU Electrical & Computer Engineering Department sponsored the workshop. Fourteen teachers, coaches, mentors, and parents representing 10 schools attended the workshop. FFL teams consist of 2-10 members, ages 9-14, and in the grades 4-8.  Teams must register in mid-September for the West Tennessee FLL competition that will be held on January 24, 2015 at the University of Memphis. Pictured above is Charmaine Cooper with middle school students at the September workshop.

Upcoming Events

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.

ART GALLERY OPENING: ”Creative Fire,” a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Sue S. Miller opens with a public reception in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery on Friday, October 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Miller, a graduate of Memphis College of Art and the University of Memphis has exhibited widely in Memphis Area and eastern states. She is one of the four founders of Artists Link. Miller’s paintings are in the Contemporary Collection at the Tennessee State Museum, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and various private collections. The retrospective exhibition of her work runs through December 4.

octoberfestOCTOBERFEST: Octoberfest celebrates the German tradition of good food, fellowship, and exciting drinks (for those of age!). CBU’s Octoberfest will feature a German-themed menu, several traditional beers, and will feature a traditional band. Friday, October 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Breezeway and Gazebo Area.

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. Only five spots left! Sign up online TODAY at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

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!

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.

cannonball
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.

Upcoming Events

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.

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

INTERNATIONAL 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! »»

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 »»

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT THE ORPHEUM: Join Student Life to view this timeless musical on September 27 with production overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” is being hailed as “bigger and better than ever before.” Saturday Matinee Performance at 2:00 p.m. Limited availability – 20 free tickets! SOLD OUT!

cannonball
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. 

KATY PERRY CONCERT: The Prismatic World Tour is the third concert tour by American singer Katy Perry, in support of her fourth studio album, Prism. Join your CBU friends at the FedEx Forum for a spectacular show that  is designed to be a “multi-faceted spectacular” and will include a special standing pit around the stage called “The Reflection Section” that will allow Katy to be “closer than ever to her fans. Sunday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT!

This Week at CBU

FLAG FOOTBALL PRESEASON: Registration is now open online for the 2014 Intramural Flag Football 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 at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center and the Liberty Bowl soccer fields. Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu for any questions. Pre-season starts September 2, so sign up today!

MEET THE ACCOUNTING FIRMS: Accounting and Finance students, attend Meet the Firms on Tuesday, September 2 to meet with representatives from local and national Accounting/Finance Firms in order to obtain information on internships and jobs. 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall). Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

PRE-LAW SOCIETY MEETING: A meeting of the Pre-Law Society will be held Wednesday, September 3 at 2:10 p.m. in Buckman Hall 101. This meeting is for all students who are a part of the pre-law group and those who are interested in pre-law. Discussion will also be open regarding pre-law sponsored events such as the Mock Trial and Constitution Day.

NAACP CHARTERING CEREMONY:  CBU’s Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP will hold a Chartering Ceremony on September 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Theater. CBU is the FIRST Lasallian University to have its own chapter of the NAACP and there has not been a chapter of the NAACP installed in the state of Tennessee in years —  so join the CBU Chapter as it makes history! More info »»

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Attend Pizza & Professionals on September 4 in order to learn about job and internship opportunities from a local employer. Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS: CBU will have cheerleaders for the first time in many years! Look for a table at the Involvement Fair this week! Tryouts will begin Friday, September 5, 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the Kroc Center in the indoor soccer arena. This will be a clinic time where the cheer, dance, and jumps will be taught. On Saturday, September 6, 10:00-12:00, there will be a review of the information that has been taught and tryouts will be held that evening 5:00-8:00 p.m. (all at the Kroc Center). Please contact Kenzie Bergloff at hberglof@cbu.edu with any questions.

marypoppinsMARY POPPINS AT PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE: Saturday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. Sign up online now for limited tickets to see Mary Poppins at Playhouse on the Square at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips. The consummate Disney production features the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage-craft to make it everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show. Tickets are limited! Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu with any questions.

FACE IT MEMPHIS!  An exhibition of photographic portraits entitled “Face It Memphis!” is in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery through October 2, 2104. The exhibition of portraits by Memphis Camera Club members contains 106 photographs. Artists represented in “Face It Memphis!” are Beth Behm, Bill Belus, Steve Copen, Paula Cravens, Saj Crone, Beverly Hammond, Saji Madapat, Patty McLaughlin, Becky Ross, McRae, Mike Neal, Paul Nolte, Patricia Possel, Tom Richey, Uttam Shah, Patti Smith, Rog Spahr, Quinn Strother, Mary Stubbs, and Joe Sullivan. More information is available at www.cbu.edu/gallery.

PROCESSING THE IDEAL: Nick Peña, Associate Professor of Art at CBU, is exhibiting his paintings at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens through October 5. The exhibition, titled “Processing the Ideal,” features large-scale paint­ings that re-visualize perceptions of the “American Dream” and the effects that pursuit has on our environment. Many of Peña’s paintings begin with personal nostalgia and culminate in serious, social, or polit­ical inquiries. He considers both changing social norms and the physical appearance of the American landscape in his work. “Processing the Ideal” presents an interesting conundrum and questions if the ground that we live upon is both physically and ideologically solid. More information at CBU News Center or at www.dixon.org.

Upcoming Events

CAREER POWER HOUR: Attend the Career Power Hour: Resume Writing session on Tuesday, September 9, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Buckman 102. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSIONS: Attend an Academic Internship Information Session on September 10 to register for a spring term internship. Thirty-minute meetings will be held every half hour from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. You only need to attend one session. All sessions take place in Buckman 207. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Attend Pizza & Professionals on September 11 in order to learn about job and internship opportunities from a local employer. Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.


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. Experience art with over 425 artists from all over the nation.  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 »»)

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.

IMAGE IS EVERYTHING: PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: Attend the First Impressions Series program, Image is Everything: Professional Business Etiquette, on Tuesday, September 16. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Montesi Executive Center, Buckman Hall. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

MOCK INTERVIEW DAY: Participate in Mock Interview Day for a 30-minute practice interview with an employer. Wednesday, September 17. Students must sign-up for an interview time in advance. Note: Deadline to sign-up for an slot is September 15. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

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

INTERNATIONAL 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 CBU student ticket information. OR click here to see if registration for tickets is open »»

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 »»

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT THE ORPHEUM: Join Student Life to view this timeless musical on September 27 with production overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” is being hailed as “bigger and better than ever before.” Saturday Matinee Performance at 2:00 p.m. Limited availability – 20 free tickets! Sign up today at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

cannonball
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. 

KATY PERRY CONCERT: Registration is open for Katy Perry tickets at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips. The Prismatic World Tour is the third concert tour by American singer Katy Perry, in support of her fourth studio album, Prism. Join your CBU friends at the FedEx Forum for a spectacular show that  is designed to be a “multi-faceted spectacular” and will include a special standing pit around the stage called “The Reflection Section” that will allow Katy to be “closer than ever to her fans. Sunday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.

CBU Exhibitions

FACE IT MEMPHIS!  An exhibition of photographic portraits entitled “Face It Memphis!” is in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery through October 2, 2104. The exhibition of portraits by Memphis Camera Club members contains 106 photographs. Artists represented in “Face It Memphis!” are Beth Behm, Bill Belus, Steve Copen, Paula Cravens, Saj Crone, Beverly Hammond, Saji Madapat, Patty McLaughlin, Becky Ross, McRae, Mike Neal, Paul Nolte, Patricia Possel, Tom Richey, Uttam Shah, Patti Smith, Rog Spahr, Quinn Strother, Mary Stubbs, and Joe Sullivan. More information is available at www.cbu.edu/gallery.

Nick-Pena

Nick Peña, What Lies Beneath (Slow Creep), oil on canvas.

PROCESSING THE IDEAL:  Nick Peña, Associate Professor of Art at CBU, is exhibiting his paintings at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens through October 5. The exhibition, titled “Processing the Ideal,” features large-scale paint­ings that re-visualize perceptions of the “American Dream” and the effects that pursuit has on our environment. Many of Peña’s paintings begin with personal nostalgia and culminate in serious, social, or polit­ical inquiries. He considers both changing social norms and the physical appearance of the American landscape in his work. “Processing the Ideal” presents an interesting conundrum and questions if the ground that we live upon is both physically and ideologically solid. More information at CBU News Center or at www.dixon.org.

Upcoming Events: September

footballARE YOU READY FOR SOME FLAG FOOTBALL? Registration is now open online for the 2014 Intramural Flag Football 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 at the Kroc Center and the Liberty Bowl soccer fields. Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu with any questions. Season starts September 2, so sign up today

MEET THE ACCOUNTING FIRMS: Accounting and Finance students, attend Meet the Firms on Tuesday, September 2 to meet with representatives from local and national Accounting/Finance Firms in order to obtain information on internships and jobs. 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall). Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS: CBU will have cheerleaders for the first time in many years! Look for a table at the Involvement Fair this week! Tryouts will begin Friday, September 5, 5:00-8:00 p.m., at the Kroc Center in the indoor soccer arena. This will be a clinic time where the cheer, dance, and jumps will be taught. On Saturday, September 6, 10:00-12:00, there will be a review of the information that has been taught and tryouts will be held that evening 5:00-8:00 p.m. (all at the Kroc Center). Please contact Kenzie Bergloff at hberglof@cbu.edu with any questions.

NAACP CHARTERING CEREMONY:  CBU’s Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP will hold a Chartering Ceremony on September 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Theater. CBU is the FIRST Lasallian University to have its own chapter of the NAACP and there has not been a chapter of the NAACP installed in the state of Tennessee in years —  so join the CBU Chapter as it makes history! All faculty/staff, alumni, NAACP friends and members of the press are invited.

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Attend Pizza & Professionals on September 4 and September 11 in order to learn about job and internship opportunities from a local employer. Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

CAREER POWER HOUR: Attend the Career Power Hour: Resume Writing session on Tuesday, September 9, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Buckman 102. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSIONS: Attend an Academic Internship Information Session on September 10 to register for a spring term internship. Thirty-minute meetings will be held every half hour from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. You only need to attend one session. All sessions take place in Buckman 207. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

marypoppinsMARY POPPINS AT PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE: Saturday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. Sign up online now for limited tickets to see Mary Poppins at Playhouse on the Square at www.tinyurl.com/cbutripsThe consummate Disney production features the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stage-craft to make it everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show. Tickets are limited! Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu with any questions.

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. Enjoy free transportation from CBU to the festival with a valid CBU student ID. Experience art with over 425 artists from all over the nation.  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!

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.

IMAGE IS EVERYTHING: PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: Attend the First Impressions Series program, Image is Everything: Professional Business Etiquette, on Tuesday, September 16. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Montesi Executive Center, Buckman Hall. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

MOCK INTERVIEW DAY: Participate in Mock Interview Day for a 30-minute practice interview with an employer. Wednesday, September 17. Students must sign-up for an interview time in advance. Note: Deadline to sign-up for an slot is September 15. Contact Career Services at career@cbu.edu.

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

INTERNATIONAL 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 CBU student ticket information. OR click here to see if registration for tickets is open »»

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 »»

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT THE ORPHEUM: Join Student Life to view this timeless musical on September 27 with production overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” is being hailed as “bigger and better than ever before.” Saturday Matinee Performance at 2:00 p.m. Limited availability – 20 free tickets! Click here to see if registration for tickets is open »»

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. 

 

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PSI CHI PIE FLY: If you’re looking to burn some steam before finals begin, then come throw a pie at your favorite professor during the Psi Chi Pie Fly! The fundraiser will be held on Monday, May 5 at 12:30-2:00 p.m. next to the gates surrounding the Buccaneer Grill. All of the money raised will go to Harwood Center, a nonprofit agency that assists and educates children and families affected by developmental disabilities. A donation of $1 gives you the opportunity to throw a pie at a professor, and a donation of $5 will allow you to pie them in the face. The following faculty and staff will be participating in the fundraiser: Dr. Tracie BurkeDr. Jeff GrossDr. Paul HaughtDr. Elizabeth NelsonDr. Mary OglvieDr. Jeffrey SableDr. Rod VoglSandra DavisChanda Murphy, and Martin Brock.

WELCOME TO THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PARTY (WITH SLOSHBALL): Student Life and the Alumni Association are hosting a “Welcome to the CBU Alumni Association Party” at the Rozier Deck on Monday, May 5, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our graduating CBU students. This is an opportunity for the Class of 2014 to socialize and enjoy and celebrate their time at CBU. As part of the party, there will also be a Sloshball game with graduating seniors and alumni at Bland Softball Field. (BTW, Sloshball is kickball. With beer.)

THEATRE READING: The Intro to Theatre class will present a staged reading of Act 3 of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town on Monday, May 5 in the University Theater at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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…

DRINK BEER*, PLAY BINGO, AND CARRY ON: It‘s a Great Day at CBU presents Beer and Bingo in the Buc on Friday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. Grab your friends and get ready for a fun night of CBUnity. There will be some free beer (*and root beer), death match bingo, music, and good clean fun. All are welcome!! 

PA WHITE COAT CEREMONY: The CBU Physician Assistant Studies Program will host the White Coat Ceremony for its Class of 2015 on on Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the University Theater. The white coat ceremony is a rite of passage in medical education that marks the student’s transition from preclinical study to clinical health sciences.

 

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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 Commission 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
• Thursday, May 1: Yoga Session, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, led by Dr. Leigh Pittenger. Bring your own yoga mat if you have one, but some will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP:  Seniors, are you still seeking employment after graduation?  Juniors, are still looking for that summer internship?  Then join Career Services for this conference-style “crash course” to better prepare yourself to find the job you want on Tuesday, April 29! Resume critiques from recruiters and alumni, plus mini-sessions on interviewing skillsnetworking, and job search strategies will be included! Come to Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN CBU’S NEW TRACK TEAM?  There will be a track informational  meeting for any current CBU students who are interested in running  track next year in CBU’s inaugural track and field teams. Wednesday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. in Canale Arena.

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LIFESAVING LABRADORS:
CBU will host a lecture and demonstration by Ben McClelland, the main author of the book Lifesaving Labradors, on Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Lifesaving Labradors is a collection of true stories of people with Type 1 Diabetes that use Diabetic Alert Dogs or DADs to smell changes in their blood sugar levels. Using their sight and smell, these dogs keep their owners safe from life-threatening blood sugar episodes like falling into a coma or going into a stroke. It addresses issues of interest within the medical community today. McClelland will lead a discussion and will be doing a demonstration with his dog. Following the lecture and demonstration, he will be available to sign copies of the book. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public and free of charge.

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.

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

IMPROV NIGHT: The Creative Improvisation class will be presenting a night of improvisation and games on Friday, May 2 in the University Theater at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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LATINO MEMPHIS FESTIVAL:
Run, walk, or salsa to the Latino Memphis Festival 2014 and 5K Race on Saturday, May 3 at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This fun, family-centered event celebrates Memphis’ growing Hispanic community while once again serving as a destination for runners, families and those simply interested in learning more about Latino culture. Proceeds raised will support Latino Memphis and our goal of improving access to healthcare, education and justice within the growing Hispanic community in the Memphis area. CBU is proud to be a sponsor of the Latino Memphis Festival. Click here to register to run, volunteer, or become a virtual runner in the 5K!

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A LASALLIAN MISSION: CBU faculty, staff and students in the Physician Assistant Program will share details of a recent mission trip to Haiti in their presentation entitled “A Lasallian Mission: Saving Lives, Revitalizing Communities and Transforming Global Health” on Tuesday, April 22, at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

DIVERSITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP: Amy Ware, Director of CBU Career Services, and Dorothy Cox, Community Learning Corridor Liaison at Rhodes College, will present a Diversity Awareness Workshop on Tuesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. This unique diversity training workshop consists of a series of incremental, participatory activities that empower individuals of all backgrounds to take leadership in building inclusive communities on campus. It is a powerful experience that will allow participants to celebrate similarities and differences; recognize misinformation that people have learned about various groups; and understand the personal impact of discrimination.

PRAYER & REMEMBRANCES SERVICE FOR CHARLIE HUGHES: A prayer and remembrance service will be held Tuesday, April 22, at 8:00 p.m. in the University Theater for CBU student Charlie Hughes (Civil Engineering ’16), who was killed early Sunday morning in an automobile accident. Please keep Charlie’s friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Douglas-BlackmonSLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME:  Join Facing History and Ourselves for an evening with Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, on April 24 in the University Theater. This groundbreaking work delivers a searing examination of the enslavement of African-Americans that persisted deep into the 20th century. In 30 years as a journalist, 7:00-8:30 p.m, Blackmon has written extensively about the American quandary of race–exploring such issues as the integration of schools in his childhood Mississippi Delta farm town, lost episodes of the Civil Rights movement, and, how contemporary society should grapple with a troubled past. Seating is limited. To RSVP, please visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations or call (901) 452-1776 x221. As part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public.

INTRAMURAL END OF YEAR BASH: The Intramural End of Year Bash at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes will be filled with bowling, laughter, and the various awards to players and teams for the 2013-2014 year. This Thursday, April 24 — contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu for more info!

OPEN MIC NIGHT: The ENVISION Team, the Creative Writing Club, and the English Club will be sponsoring an Open Mic Night at Java Cabana on April 24 at 7:15 p.m. A raffle will take place for any CBU student who plans to attend. Please contact Taylor Flake at tflake@cbu.edu, Jonathan Moseley at jmosely2@cbu.edu, or Larshay Watson or lwatson5@cbu.edu for more information.

PUBLIC HEALTH SPEAKER: The CBU Physician Assistant Student Society will host guest lecturer Janet Shipman, Attorney for the Shelby County Health Department, on Friday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Ms. Shipman will speak on the County’s Public Health Initiatives which aim to improve quality of life in the community by addressing issues such as health education and maternal and child health. All CBU students, faculty and staff are welcome.

riverwarriorsRIVER WARRIORS: Be a warrior — a Memphis River Warrior — on Saturday, April 26, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Join the CBU Honors Program and the Memphis River Warriors to help clean up McKellar Lake. Although CBU participates in regular McKellar Lake cleanups, this particular cleanup is designated as part of Mayor Wharton’s Faith In Action cleanup. If you are interested in being inducted into the Memphis River Warriors by helping pick up a couple of thousand pounds of trash, email Dr. Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu and she will hook you up. All participants will meet at Cooper-Wilson at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to the cleanup site. All Warriors MUST wear close-toed shoes and be ready to dominate some trash! More info on the Memphis River Warriors can be found at their Facebook page.

filmfestS.O.S. SHORT FILM FEATURED AT FILM FESTIVAL: CBU’s September of Service non-profits make Memphis Rock! A (very) short film about September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds and the non-profits it serves will be shown in the “Memphis Rocks” category of the On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival on Saturday, April 26. The film, created by Trey McGinnis and Becky Wauford, is viewable here and features many of our September of Service participants. The “Memphis Rocks” category is the brainchild of Jeremy Parks of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club and welcomes Memphians to submit short films (up to five minutes) about what they think makes Memphis Rock. It is part of the larger Memphis Rocks civic pride/fundraising initiative for a Fallen Officers memorial in Memphis. More information about the category and the initiative, as well as a link to all the videos that were shown last year (including CBU’s), can found at this link. (We have it on good authority that Harding’s Happy in Memphis video will also be shown at the festival.)

EARTH DAY 5K: Celebrate going green at the third annual Earth Day 5K! After the race, runners are invited to participate in a tree planting at Shelby Farms Park or to take one of the saplings home to green up their community. Register today and save—the price goes up on race day! Pre-registration is $25 online, and goes up to $30 on race day.  All proceeds from Down to Earth + Earth Day 5K benefit Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the nonprofit organization that manages and operates Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline. CBU is an official sponsor of the Earth Day 5K. 

 

Founder’s Week

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Founder’s Week at CBU begins on Monday, April 7, the official feast day of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and patron saint of teachers. As the Bell Tower tolls each day at noon this week, you are asked to pause wherever you may be on campus and simply say to yourself or in a group together “Let Us Remember We Are in the Holy Presence of God.” The Founder began each day this way and has handed the invocation down for nearly 350 years.

Founder’s Week Heritage Mass, celebrated at Christian Brothers High School, will begin the week. Bishop Terry Steib will celebrate the Mass, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Brothers, faculty and staff, SGA Officers, Lasallian Fellows, and students are all invited to CBHS for this special Mass. Following the religious service, a continental breakfast will be served.

Also on April 7, the CBU Athletic Department will host the annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament at Mirimichi Golf Course at 1:00 p.m. The President’s team includes two of our CBU Brothers. A Founder’s Week Prayer will be offered at lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall by our CBU Lasallian Fellows.

To further promote one of the pillars of the institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, our Student Life Department and Campus Ministry will jointly sponsor a clothing drive through Catholic Charities in Memphis. The drive will begin on Tuesday, April 8 and conclude on Wednesday evening.

Prayer Service will be offered at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, with the Brothers leading in song.

The clothing drive will continue all day on Wednesday, April 9 and conclude that evening. CBU’s first “Together For Mission Reception” on Wednesday will honor approximately 40 administrators, faculty, staff, and students have enrolled in or graduated from a variety of Lasallian Studies (such as the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, Lasallian Leadership Institute, or the International Lasallian University Leadership program) and programs, workshops, etc. on campus or locally. Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award winners over the years at CBU are also welcome! The reception will be hosted by the Brothers Community.

Plough Library will introduce its Lasallian Section on Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 p.m., and at 3:15 p.m., everyone is invited to gather on the Front Lawn on East Parkway to form a human Lasallian Star of Faith.

Examples of Stars of Faith (click to enlarge)

The President’s Community Conversation for faculty and staff will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, with an opening prayer provided by the Christian Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community. The Brothers will also host dinner in Alfonso Dining Hall on Thursday, providing special Lasallian treats.

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BROTHER MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament, benefitting CBU Athletics, will be held Monday, April 7 at Mirimichi (6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd., Millington). Registration begins at 12:00 p.m., with a Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m. Four-person teams will compete in the tournament which includes greens fees, cart, three flights, 1st and 2nd place prizes, door prizes, a putting contest, a longest drive contest, hole-in-one contests, and lunch. For more information, contact Stephen Kirkpatrick at (901) 321-4036 or skirkpat@cbu.edu.

dennis_rainey_webDOROTHY & KEMMONS WILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will be held t Christ United Methodist Church which will be held on April 7 at 7:00 p.m., featuring guest speaker Dennis Rainey. Dennis Rainey is an author, speaker and CEO and host of “Family Life Today,” a nationally syndicated radio program. He is a champion for marriage and the family and has authored or co-authored more than two dozen books including the best selling Moments Together for Couples and Staying Close. He has also received two Golden Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Rainey serves as the senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series which has sold over 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 47 languages. The Wilson Speaker Series is a family event and free to the public. It was created to honor the legacy of Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson and their Christian faith.

CAREER SERVICES CALENDAR: Career Services will host “Career Power Half Hour – Social Media Networking” on Tuesday, April 8 in Buckman 102, 1:00-1:30 p.m. “Pizza & Professionals with AFLAC” will be held on Thursday, April 10 in Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

JAIL ‘N’ BAIL: Postponed due to weather last week, Alpha Xi Delta’s annual Jail ‘n’ Bail event for Autism Speaks will be held Thursday, April 10 in the Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Warrants will be on sale throughout the week.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President for faculty and staff has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 10 beginning with snacks at 12:30 p.m. in the University Theater. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss matters of relevance,  large and small, in an informal setting.

PLANTING PARTY: Come out and join the members of the Honors Capstone Spirituality and Ethics of Eating course in planting the CBU Community Garden! The planting party will be on Thursday, April 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 in CBU’s lovely community garden by Stritch. We will have light refreshments, seeds to plant, and a jolly good time. Find the event on Facebook.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Come out to Buckman Quad on Friday, April 11 at 11:00 to sample the flavors, sights and sounds of international cultures at CBU! Sample foods from local restaurants, peruse products from local international businesses, and enjoy a variety of ethnic entertainment.

LaBohemeART GALLERY OPENING: An opening reception for “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera — On Canvas,” an exhibition of paintings by Martha Stephens will be held Friday, April 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery on the lower level of Plough Library. The exhibit will be on display through May 22. Pictured at right is Stephens’ painting entitled La Boheme.

THE BUCS ARE TAKING OVER AUTOZONE PARK for the Redbirds’ opening home game on on Friday, April 11! FREE tickets for students and CBU faculty/staff as long as they last! Alumni tickets only $5.00! Registration is good for one free ticket, with the option of purchasing extras up to five additional tickets at $5 each. Click on the appropriate link to get your tickets: • STUDENTS  • CAPS STUDENTS • FACULTY/STAFF  • ALUMNI
Tickets include dinner at the Right Field Pavilion, and a t-shirt for the game. Students will be provided bus transportation from Central Lot at 6:15 p.m. An email will be sent to reserved ticket holders when tickets and t-shirts are available for pick up. 

MemphisCupofNationsCUP OF NATIONS SOCCER TOURNAMENT:  CBU will host the first annual Memphis Cup of Nations Soccer Tournament and Festival on April 12. The all-day event will be held at CBU’s Signaigo Field, with soccer matches featuring 16 local men’s amateur teams, as well as a festival for players’ families and community members.  Each team will represent a different nationality. The event’s purpose is to seize the universal passion for soccer to cultivate lasting friendships and build a sense of camaraderie amongst the international and immigrant communities of our city. CBU is partnering with Christ United Methodist Church, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Soccer, Barnhart Crane, World Relief, and USSSA Soccer for this event. International teams wishing to participate in the Memphis Cup of Nations 2014 must complete a registration form, but the event is free. Teams of any level representing any nation are welcome. Visit cupofnationsmemphis.com for more information. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! The tournament is seeking Set-Up Crew, Hospitality, Scorers, Ball Retrievers, Field Directors, Greeters, PA Announcers, Tear-Down Crew, and Festival Volunteers. Sign up to volunteer online here>>>

CAREER TRANSITIONS WORKSHOP: Whether you choose to make changes in your career or change finds you, at some point, change is coming. If you¹re feeling stuck, uncertain or downright anxious, please join Jen Frank, Certified Professional Life Coach, on Saturday, April 12, to learn more about navigating change and making successful career transitions.  In addition, if you can’t easily answer the questions who am I?, what do I want? and why?,  this workshop will help you begin to find those answers. Armed with this self-knowledge, you¹ll feel more confident being the CEO of your life and career — and making the decisions that will get you to where you want to be. For more information about your workshop leader, see www.jenfrankcoaching.com.  This is a free event for all CBU Alumni, sponsored by CBU Career Services. Buckman Hall 102, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

BOOKSIGNING: Fr. David Knight (Catholic Studies) and Anthony Maranise, OblSB (Religious Studies ’11, Catholic Studies ’18) will have a booksigning at St. Paul Book & Gift Store (5101 Sanderlin) on April 12, 1:00-3:00 p.m. All current CBU students, faculty, friends, benefactors, and alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Sustain a Book Art Contest: Deadline Near!

"Flight of Legend" by Austyn Harriman (Ecology '16)

“Flight of Legend” by Austyn Harriman (Ecology ’16)

In line with Christian Brothers University’s sustainability efforts, Plough Library is still accepting entries for Sustain a Book, a repurposed paper art contest open to CBU students, faculty, and staff. Make something decorative or functional — or both!  See the library’s Pinterest page for project ideas and inspiration.

Entries, along with a completed entry form (PDF) are due at the Plough Library Reference Desk by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14. Winners will be announced during CBU’s Earth Week festivities.

You can:

  • Use an old book of your own, or take one from our Free Book shelf in the library foyer. Please only use books in poor condition. The goal of this contest is to give worn or cast-off pages new life.
  • Use more than one book, along with any other type of discarded paper material (newspaper, magazines).
  • Use other materials, as long as a book is part of the finished piece.
  • Make something of any size, preferably under 2 feet square in dimension. (NOTE: Larger items will not be disqualified, but they will be more difficult to accommodate in the library display of all Sustain a Book entries.)

Win a prize and the acclaim of the entire CBU community!  Prizes will be Amazon gift cards in the amount of $75 (1st place),  $50 (2nd place), and $25 (3rd place).

Sustain a Book was inspired by Claremont College’s successful re:book contestLearn more.