CBU Scores Big in College Rankings

USNews_logosCBU continues to claim its place among the Top Tier of Southern Universities according to U.S. News and World Reports 2016 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” CBU is ranked 27th of 127 schools included among the Regional Universities category in the U.S. News methodology, which is based upon classifications created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. U.S. News also ranks CBU ninth for Best Value and fourth for Campus Ethnic Diversity among its peers in the South. CBU was also ranked as an A+ School for B Students and among the Best Colleges for Veterans.” The CBU School of Engineering also continues to be ranked among the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the U.S. More info »»»

Best-Value-SchoolsCBU has also been ranked as a “Best Value Small College for a Business Administration Degree” by BestValueSchools.com. The ranking, which was published in July, was created using National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator data to identify the most affordable competitive small colleges in the U.S. for a degree in business or management. CBU, which ranked 19th among the Top 50, is noted for its seven different business options for a business degree.

September of Service: Week 3

Congrats, CBU! In the first two weeks of September of Service, 141 volunteers have served over 500 hours at 13 Memphis agencies. Thanks to everyone who has come out and shown their CBU spirit! If you have signed up for a future project, please make SURE you can attend; we have had a lot of last-minute cancellations that hurt our ability to effectively serve our agencies.

Below are this week’s projects. Go to www.cbu.edu/sos to sign up. We have several openings for most of our events this week — but remember: Students, don’t miss class for SOS!
Monday 1:15-4:30 p.m. (3 of 5 spots left due to last-minute cancellations)
We will do yard work and wash windows for the Memphis Center for Independent Living, which assists persons with disabilities become integrated into the community. Contact Kierra Turner
Tuesday 3:20-6:00 p.m. (6 of 15 spots left)
We will serve Caritas Village by picking up trash around the Binghampton neighborhood. Caritas Village is a community center that provides services and creative outlets to the Binghampton neighborhood.
Wednesday 6:15-10:00 a.m. (5 of 16 spots left)
We will be serving at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen making sandwiches, chopping vegetables, serving food, sorting clothing, bagging toiletries and touring the church and learning the history of the soup kitchen, which has been operating continuously for 145 years.
Thursday 3:20-6:00 p.m. (6 of 17 spots left)
We will be assisting First Congregational Church where we will be painting, cleaning, and beautifying the new space for their pantry, community meals, and clothes closet. First Congregational Church provides religious, art, music, and food ministries as well as shared living spaces.
Friday 1:00-4:00 p.m. (4 of 15 spots left)
At Elmwood Cemetery, we will be cleaning headstones and monuments.
Saturday three shifts between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (1-2 spots left for each shift)
We will supervise the children’s area of games and bounce attractions at the Cooper-Young Festival.
Sunday 1:15-4:00 p.m. (Full now — but check in case of cancellations)
We will serve De La Salle Elementary School with campus beautification, painting, and organizing.

This is your chance to be awesome! Go to www.cbu.edu/sos and sign up! Watch your email for a confirmation request two days ahead of your event. And be sure to like www.facebook.com/septemberofservice, where all our pictures are posted.

LAST week, dozens of BUCs worked at seven local agencies. Members of the CBU family helped setup and cleanup for the farmers market at the Church Health Center; sorted toys at Harwood Center; sorted 4,000 pounds of food at the Mid-South Food Bank; weeded the sensory garden at SRVS; cleaned up with Literacy Mid-South after the Mid-South Book Festival; and assisted with a polo tournament for the Wings Cancer Foundation. Pictures of all these projects can be seen at www.facebook.com/septemberofservice.

This Week at CBU

SUSTAINABILITY COALITION YOGA CLASSES: Everyone needs a little “me” time, so CBU’s Sustainability Coalition is going to help you out, starting this Tuesday! Meredith Melvin, a yoga instructor from Delta Groove Yoga, will be teaching classes throughout September, October, and November. So, whether you’re just beginning or are experienced, come out for some fun and relaxation! Mark your calendars for September 15, September 29, October 6, November 3, November 10, and November 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Living learning Center Classroom. (There is no fixed fee, but donations are appreciated.)

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

PSI CHI ICE CREAM SOCIAL: The Psi Chi Psychology Club is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Hall Room 10 to discuss upcoming events as well as enjoying delicious ice cream. It will be fun, laid back, and psychological. All majors are welcome, so feel free to bring a friend!

galleonGALLEON INTEREST MEETING:  Interested in writing for CBU’s very FIRST digital news magazine? The Galleon is holding a general interest meeting this Thursday, September 17 to offer an overview of the upcoming news site and opportunities for any students interested in writing, photography, web development, design, or videography to get involved. St. Joseph Hall Room 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Unable to attend? No problem — contact editor Josh Colfer at jcolfer@cbu.edu to schedule an interview for a position on the editorial board.

rotaract_logoROTARACT CLUB MEETING:  Join Rotaract, a global community of young adults (ages 18 – 30) that takes action to make a positive change in the community. As a club at CBU, Rotaract does hands-on service projects every month, and engages in networking and professional development. Rotaract is a great resume builder and a perfect club to get to know not only the CBU campus but the greater Memphis community.  Everyone is invited to attend the Rotaract Club’s first Fall 2015 meeting on Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Buckman Hall 103. Follow Rotaract on Facebook for more information, or contact  Savannah Smith at ssmith47@cbu.edu.

CBU Cheer will hold clinic sessions on Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, at the Kroc Center soccer arena, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tryouts for the squad will be Saturday, September 19 in Canale Arena at 6:00 p.m. Contact Kenzie Bergloff for more information at kenzie.bergloff@cbu.edu, (731) 212-2018 or (901) 321-3267.

tlap_dayINTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY: We are the Buccaneers, correct? Then let’s celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Saturday, September 19! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is the only holiday on the calendar that encourages people to babble like buccaneers for the sheer, anarchic fun of it. It’s been celebrated by millions of people on all seven continents – yes, even at the South Pole – and on the International Space Station! More info at www.talklikeapirate.com — including a map of all the parties, festivals and other piratical goings-on — including this one at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital!

cyfestCOOPER-YOUNG FESTIVAL:  The Cooper-Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association and sponsored by CBU, is Memphis’ most anticipated outdoor celebration. Held in Memphis’ largest historic district, the Cooper-Young Festival is this Saturday, September 19. In its 28th year, this event has grown tremendously and more than 130,000 guests will enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 435 artisans from around the country. The Cooper Young Festival is a true celebration of the arts, people, culture and Memphis heritage. The Roo and CBU are also providing shuttle service from the Central Parking Lot, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

MHIRT SYMPOSIUM: The students who participated in the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program during the summer will be presenting their summer abroad and research on Saturday, September 19. Everyone is invited to view this great work in Cooper-Wilson Center 105, 9:00 a.m. until noon. The symposium is FREE and open to the public. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. If you plan to attend breakfast and/or lunch, please RSVP to Julia Hanebrink at mhirtcbu@gmail.com before noon on Wednesday, September 16 so catering arrangements can be made. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the summer projects for 2016 to meet with students, learn more about the program, and find out how they can qualify for an all-expense paid international research experience! Applications will be accepted for next summer October 1 through December 18. For further information, visit www.cbu.edu/mhirt or email mhirtcbu@gmail.com.


Dr. Bevalee Vitali ( Management/Marketing/Economics) gave a talk to the Greater Memphis Area Employee Benefits Council entitled “Happy Workplaces” on September 10.

Lady Buc midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’16) was named Player of the Week by the Gulf South Conference after she led the Lady Bucs to a 2-0 week. Rodrigues scored the first two goals of CBU’s 4-0 win over Rhodes, and she followed with an assist on the game-winning goal in the 2-1 win over Clayton State. The GSC Player of the Week award is the third of her career.

Career Services Calendar

• Pizza & Professionals: Thursday, September 17 in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall 211), 12:30-1:30 p.m. Learn more about Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the positions they currently recruit for, and enjoy free pizza!

 CBIZ-MHM, Tuesday, September 15
 Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck, Wednesday, September 16
 Watkins Uiberall, Thursday, September 17
 International Paper, Monday, September 21
 FedEx Internal Audit, Monday, October 5
See Career DireXions Newsletter for details »»» 

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

Help Wanted!

Join fellow CBU Community Members (students, alumni, faculty, and staff) to spread the news about CBU’s awesomeness at CBU’s Booth at the 2015 Cooper Young Festival on Saturday, September 19 – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Each shift is three hours (except the 5:00 p.m. one, which is a “break down” shift). All volunteers get a really cool CBU “Rooted in the Heart of Memphis” t-shirt and our undying gratitude. The CBU Booth is located in the middle of all the action at the corner of Cooper and Young. SIGN UP HERE! For more information, please email wsumnerw@cbu.edu.

Upcoming Events

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

ALUMNI & FAMILY WEEKEND: On October 1-4, 2015, plan to celebrate at the Annual CBU Alumni & Family Weekend! Alumni & Family Weekend 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. Scheduled events include:
 Service Learning Panel & Luncheon Hosted by 2016  Lasallian Fellows
Hear from a panel of student leaders who are putting the mission of CBU into practice through involvement with student organizations, volunteerism, advocacy, faith practice, and community engagement.
 Alumni Career Panels: Pathways to Success
Hear from successful alumni working in the fields of STEM, Business, Healthcare, Arts, and Social Services about how they got where they are and how their CBU education impacted their professional and personal lives.
 Women’s Leadership Conference
The inaugural CBU Women’s Leadership Conference presented by Christian Brothers University’s Presidential Commission on Women will be a forum to promote women’s personal and professional development and advancement. Women working in academia and the public and private sectors will come together to educate and challenge each other through accomplished speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.
 World of Beers & Chili Cook-off
A favorite event of many alumni, the World of Beers is growing this year! We have added a chili cook-off to the evening’s festivities. All proceeds from the Cook-Off will go to the National Alumni Board’s Teaching Excellence Award.
 The Cannon Ball
Let down your hair, put on your dancing shoes, and celebrate! Live music, food and drink, and other surprise entertainment is in store!

Anna Escobedo Cabral

CBU-DUNAVANT SYMPOSIUM: As part of Alumni & Family Weekend, CBU and the Rotary Club of Memphis East will present the CBU-Dunavant Symposium on Friday, October 2 with the theme of “Mentorship: Preparing Today’s Students for a Better Memphis.” A panel discussion with distinguished public servants will be conducted in Spain Auditorium starting at 9:30 a.m. Networking with area mentoring programs will follow in Canale Arena with lunch and a keynote address by Anna Escobedo Cabral, the 42nd Treasurer of the United States and Unit Chief for Strategic Communications in the External Relations Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. This event is free (with lunch provided), but registration is required — register online at www.cbu.edu/cbu-dunavant.

EVENING WITH THE LISIEUX COMMUNITY: The inaugural Evening with the Lisieux Community will be held on October 16 at the Kroc Center. WMC-TV anchor Joe Birch (’78) will introduce our audience to the compelling story of the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux and emcee the event, which kicks off with a word from founder and executive director Sandra Ferrell, whose passion fuels the organization’s efforts to help victims of abuse, sex trafficking and addictions. Lisieux residents will also share their experiences in the program, picking up the pieces and finding new paths. The award-winning Independent Lens film A Path Appears, which shines a light on sex trafficking and addiction and puts a human face on victims, will be screened. After the documentary, guests will enjoy an intermission featuring special desserts, coffee, and live music by The Zoo Girls in the theatre lobby. The intimate evening will end with a performance by John Kilzer, a Memphis-based singer-songwriter who overcame addictions while staying true to his vision as an artist. Kilzer will perform songs from Hide Away, his recent album for Archer Records. Tickets are available online for $25. More info is available at the Facebook Event page.

New Peer Tutoring Program this Fall

The Office of Academic Services is now coordinating a Peer Tutoring Program. Peer tutors will be available for weekly meetings and will be paid. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good standing are eligible to apply to become tutors. Tutoring is free to ANY student who would like academic support. If you would like tutoring or would like to become a tutor, contact Ms. Justin Bowles at justin.bowles@cbu.edu or stop by Academic Services in Barry Hall 37.

Study Abroad Meeting Not To Be Missed

Are you interested in Studying Abroad… and who doesn’t want to see the world?
Bring your questions to the Study Abroad meeting Thursday, September 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 358. We will discuss studying abroad and the two study trips: Chemistry of Cooking in San Sebastian, Spain in May and Remembrance of WWI in Paris and Belgium during spring break. Both satisfy a GER, and both offer regular and honors credit. LIMITED SCHOLARSHIPS AND STIPENDS UP TO $500 ARE AVAILABLE  FOR EARLY APPLICANTS for those who qualify. Deadlines have been extended to October 7 or until limited seats have been filled.

If you have any question about the two trips and/or studying abroad, go to www.cbu.edu/studyabroad, email studyabroad@cbu.edu, or come to the Study Abroad office in Buckman Hall 342 and 346.

Support CBU’s Running LVs!

lvs_run_logo_eLasallian Volunteers, alums, and supporters of the LV program are running in New York City on October 31, and it’s up to you to take the next step and support them — including CBU’s own Antwa’nae Briars (Psychology ’14), Matthew Billings (Civil Engineering ’15), Andrea Guyton (Psychology ’13), and Julia Kueter (History ’14), and Elizabeth DiPlacido, an LV from La Salle University who’s currently serving at De La Salle Elementary in Memphis!

In 2005, Lasallian Volunteer Adriana Rodriguez ran the New York City Marathon and a tradition began. Over the past ten years, countless numbers of Lasallian Volunteers have participated in LVs Run and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support their experience as LVs and the ministries they serve.

Interested in helping? All donations will help sponsor LV program such as scholarships, transportation, and anything else that would seem much harder to raise without the support of our Lasallian family! ANY donation amount is a special gift towards the LV Program and would be greatly appreciated!

Your support continues to have lasting impact on the lives of the Lasallian Volunteers and their ministries as they work to break the cycle of poverty through education. Click here to donate to the efforts of Antwa’nae, Matthew, Andrea, Julia, and Elizabeth!

Student Activities Council

Interested in serving on the 2015-2015 Student Activities Council of SGA? The Student Activities Council (SAC) is a student-led programming board that coordinates and executes events at CBU that focus on promoting fun and creating pride in our University. Learn more and apply today at www.cbu.edu/student-activities-council!  Applications are due by Wednesday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. Questions? Contact Sushma Kalava at vkalava@cbu.edu.


Hispanic Heritage Month Profile

Highlighting successful Hispanic professionals during Hispanic Heritage Month

andradeDr. Juan Andrade was born in Brownwood, TX. His parents, born of Mexican ancestry, never got to finish primary school, but they always stressed education. During his childhood and adolescence, he helped his family by selling newspapers for lunch money, working in restaurants for clothes, and working in meatpacking plants for college money. He also worked as a farm worker, picking cotton and hoeing weeds in fields of cabbage, watermelon, cantaloupe, and peanuts. Without letting his financial situation define his educational achievement, he went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University, a master’s in Education from Antioch College, an educational specialist and doctoral degrees from Northern Illinois University, and a post-doctorate master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago. Shortly after finishing college, Dr. Andrade spent his time as a teacher in the state of Texas until he was fired and incarcerated for speaking Spanish to his students. Dr. Andrade then left Texas and relocated to Chicago, where he worked as a political commentator and columnist until he co-founded the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI). USHLI promotes education and leadership development and conducting research on the social, economic, cultural, and political implications of Latino population growth. “Doc,” as he is known by his friends, gives this piece of advice to students everywhere: “Remember, success is not measured by how high you climb, but how wide you can reach. So reach wide and the height will take care of itself.”

CBU’s Got Talent!

Are you a performer of any kind?! If so, the Black Student Association is looking for students and faculty/staff who are interested in participating in the annual “CBU’s Got Talent” Talent Show. This event is open to ALL CBU students and faculty/staff. You can participate in groups or individuals and ALL talents are welcome! If you have any questions about the show or would like to sign up for auditions, please contact bsa.cbu@gmail.com!

Buccaneer Bulletin

MEN’S SOCCER (4-0, 0-0 GSC)
09/08: Bucs 2,  Ouachita Baptist University 1 (at Signaigo Field)
09/11: Bucs 2,  Lindenwood University 1 (at St. Charles, MO)
09/13: Bucs 3,  University of Montevallo 1 (at Signaigo Field)

09/11: Lady Bucs 5,  St. Leo University 2 (at Livingston, AL)

09/13: Lady Bucs 0, University of Montevallo 1 (OT; at Montevallo, AL)
09/11: Lady Bucs 0Rockhurst University 3 (at Kansas City, MO)
09/11: Lady Bucs 3, Henderson State University 0 (at Kansas City, MO)
09/12: Lady Bucs 0, Winona State University 3 (at Kansas City, MO)
09/12: Lady Bucs 3, Oklahoma Baptist University 1 (at Kansas City, MO)
09/12: UAH/Earl Jacoby Memorial (at New Market, AL) Bucs 6th of 9 teams, led by Eric Jaramillo (21st of 81; 27:59.24); Lady Bucs 4th of 7 teams, led by Abby Moore (2nd of 64; 19:56.72)
09/09: Labor Day Intercollegiate (at Fairview Heights, IL) Bucs 4th of 12 teams, led by Parker Sewell (5th; 78-78-72 223)

09/16: Union University (Jackson, TN; 7:00 p.m.)
09/19: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 4:00 p.m.)

09/18: Valdosta State University (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)

09/20: University of West Georgia (Signaigo Field; 12:00 p.m.)
09/15: Shorter University (Rome, GA; 6:00 p.m.)
09/17: Union University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
09/19: Mississippi College (Clinton, MS; 1:00 p.m.)

Are You Planning to Graduate This Year?

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

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

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