Upcoming Events

TRAILBLAZERS OF MEMPHIS: The Black Student Association will present a program in honor of Civil Rights Month on March 5 in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m., featuring speakers from the Memphis area who have devoted their lives to destroying racial barriers and increasing civil rights for all.

VOLUNTEER FAIR: The CBU Honors Program and Student Government (in conjunction with Career Services) are partnering for CBU’s Volunteer Fair on ThursdayMarch 19 in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This event is intended to promote awareness and establish a connection between CBU students, faculty, and staff and our community’s non-profit organizations. A dozen local agencies will be on-hand to share their indispensable insight regarding all aspects of the admirable works that take place in the Memphis community, as well as educating attendees on how they can get involved.

STEMM WORKSHOP: Christian Brothers University in partnership with Christian Brothers High School is offering a workshop for educators featuring Dr. Justin Whitmer on “Facilitating Questions and Creating Problems” on Friday, March 20 in Montesi Executive Center, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Participants will apply the basic principles of scientific inquiry and design thinking integral to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) education; participate in collaborative breakout sessions to build lesson plans with compelling problems and case studies in various disciplines such as English, Literature, Social Studies, Sciences, and Fine Arts; learn tips to transform a classroom into a collaborative learning environment in multiple academic disciplines in grades K-12; and build project-based and problem-based lesson plans and develop assessment strategies to employ in classrooms. The cost is $95 (which includes lunch), and participants will earn six PDHs for attending. Online enrollment is available at stemmcolab.com/training. For more information, contact Rebeccca Neves, CBHS STEMM CoLaB Director, at rneves@cbhs.org.

ayresFOOD & FAITH LECTURE: Dr. Jennifer Ayres will speak on “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System” in the University Theater on March 26 at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and God’s delight in the nourishment and enlivening of earthly bodies. Each time we share the bread and cup, we testify to God’s presence in the simple acts of eating and drinking together. What does this action mean, however, in the midst of a food system faced with such serious challenges as food insecurity, obstructed access to healthy and affordable food, community instability, environmental degradation, and the disenfranchisement of people? Jennifer Ayres’ research interests include religious environmental education; social activism and religious identity; faith formation in the context of popular culture; and feminist practical theology. She is the author of two books, Waiting for a Glacier to Move: Practicing Social Witness and Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology. Dr. Ayres is is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program at Emory University. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith.

jim_baileySEIDMAN TOWN HALL LECTURE:  The M. L. Seidman Memorial Town Hall Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Jim Bailey as its 2015 speaker on April 7 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Bailey will discuss “The Industrial Giants of Modern Healthcare Whose Time is Past” and the servant-leader champions of person-centered health care who are at work to replace them. Jim Bailey is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health Systems Improvement, cares for the sick, and teaches doctors in training. His research appears in many peer-reviewed medical journals, including JAMAJournal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bailey has an abiding passion for the classics, medical history, and ethics, and believes that sharing our stories can heal. He is the author of the novel, The End of Healing, which was published by The Healthy City in 2014. A book-signing will follow the lecture.

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BANQUET (rescheduled): The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2015 and will induct the five inductees at the Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday night, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $45 each, and a table of eight is $360. The Class of 2015 includes Bill Bintz (Basketball ’73), Kenny Greene (Baseball ’84), Leon Haag (Basketball ’60), Taneisha Lenon (Basketball ’00), and Charlie Leonard (Basketball ’75, Coach ’90-97). For more information on the banquet, please contact Brian Summers at (901) 321-3370 or bsummers@cbu.edu.

simone-cambellVANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM: The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium presents Sister Simone Campbell as its 2015 keynote speaker on April 16 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m.. Sister Simone has served as Executive Director of NETWORK since 2004. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice. Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues. During the 2010 congressional debate about healthcare reform, she wrote the famous “nuns’ letter” supporting the reform bill and got 59 leaders of Catholic Sisters, including LCWR, to sign on. In 2012, she was also instrumental in organizing the “Nuns on the Bus” tour of nine states to oppose the “Ryan Budget” approved by the House of Representatives. This budget would decimate programs meant to help people in need. “Nuns on the Bus” received an avalanche of attention across the nation from religious communities, elected officials and the media. Simone has often been featured in the national and international media, including appearances on 60 MinutesThe Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She has received numerous awards, including a “Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award” and the “Defender of Democracy Award” from the international Parliamentarians for Global Action. In addition, she has been the keynote or featured speaker at numerous large gatherings, including the 2012 Democratic National Convention. For more information, visit www.gvanderhaar.org.

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK (rescheduled): As the closing lecture of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens exhibition “Hail! Britannia!,” Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Wednesday, February 18 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, noon to 1:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.

GaryChapmanWILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Tenth Annual Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will welcome Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, as its keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 28 at Christ United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Chapman is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers / Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology. Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations.

This Week at CBU

For a complete and up-to-date calendar of events, visit www.cbu.edu/cbu-events.

NAACP MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: The CBU chapter of the NAACP is holding a membership drive all this week in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dues are $15 for students under 21 and $30 for individuals over 21. For more information, email naacp@cbu.edu.

Mardi_Gras_mask_cateyes_iconPRE-ASH BASH: Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? Join Campus Ministry and the Peer Ministers to celebrate Fat Tuesday CBU style! There will be a Pre-Ash Bash on Tuesday, February 17 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Living Learning Center, complete with jazz music, king cake, mask decorating, and a whole lot more! Come celebrate with your fellow students and kick this year’s Lent off right!

ASH WEDNESDAY: Distribution of Ashes will take place throughout the day at various locations on campus:
7:30-8:15 a.m. in Cooper-Wilson Center Foyer
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge
Mass at 5:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel
5:00-5:45 p.m. in Buckman Hall Foyer

NSBE DONUT SALE: The CBU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers will be selling donuts, muffins, and orange juice in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center and outside of the Computer Center on Thursday, February 19, 7:00-9:30 a.m. They will also be handing out fun facts about minority scientists and engineers who have contributed to American society over the years. Funds from sales will benefit the Memphis NSBE Jr. chapter, which consists of children who are mentored by the NSBE and encouraged to pursue STEM career paths.

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: As part of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ “Munch and Learn” brown-bag lecture series, Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Wednesday, February 18 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, noon to 1:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.

jaws-pinkpalaceYOUNG PROFESSIONALS “JAWS” EVENT: The Pink Palace Museum is pleased to offer the first Young Professionals event – Beer/Wine & A Movie on Thursday, February 19. You’ll see JAWS like never before, in the CTI Giant Screen Theater at the Pink Palace! Enjoy complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, light hors d’oeuvres and popcorn. The cost is $10pp. Must be 21 and older. Reception begins at 5:30; movie begins at 6:30. There will be no late seating. Reservations are limited. Buy your tickets now!

elaineblanchard-6THE POWER OF STORYTELLING: Elaine Blanchard will discuss “The Power of Storytelling” on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 155. Elaine Blanchard is Elaine is a storyteller, writer, and actor. She also is an adjunct professor at Memphis Theological Seminary and facilitates ongoing classes as part of her Prison Stories project at Shelby County’s jail for women. Sponsored by Alpha Chi. For further information contact Dr Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu.

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MAINTAINING YOUR GARDEN: 
Come out to the third For the LOVE of Gardening Workshop series Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 358. Art Johnson will be teaching participants how to maintain their gardens. This workshop is FREE to CBU students, $10 for other students, and $20 general admission. 
Memphis native Art Johnson started gardening in 2010 when he stumbled upon an employment opportunity. He is the Garden Coordinator at the TIGURS Urban Garden at the University of Memphis. He loves the solitude of the garden and how he can share it with other people. He also loves the “yummy organic food right off the plant” and “working amid the lush greenery on a perfect spring or summer day.” He says students should come to his workshop to share their gardening experiences and notes and grow better gardens and communities, he says, “isn’t that what ‘community’ is all about?” Register to attend this workshop at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1149318

“PINK GOES RED” BASKETBALL GAME: The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. invite the CBU community to the Pink Goes Red Basketball Game on Thursday, February 19 starting at 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. AKA requests that everyone wear red in honor of Heart Disease Month. Mu Epsilon will be handing out healthy snacks and giving out information on heart disease.

THE LION KING AT THE ORPHEUM: Join Student Life on Sunday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. and experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage, The Lion King. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges in the mist. SOLD OUT! (But check www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs to see if any tickets become available.)

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
Thursday, February 19: Pizza & Professionals (Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.)  Come learn about CBIZ-MHM — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza! What a deal!  All students interested in learning more about the company are welcome to attend.

NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, February 24: 2015 Career & Internship Expo (Canale Arena, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) This semester’s expo features 58 (and counting) companies seeking to fill a variety of full-time and internship positions across many different majors are already confirmed, and more are expected!   Make plans to be there!  Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Employers already scheduled to attend include: Achievement Schools, Aflac, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, Aspire Public Schools, AZO Inc., Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center, Bartlett City Schools, Becker CPA Review, BRIDGES/Bridge Builders, Capital Financial Advisors, Catholic Diocese Of Memphis Department Of Education, CBRE, CBU Department Of Education, Church Health Center, Collierville Schools, Cordova Safety Products, ECS Federal, Inc., EdR Collegiate Housing, Enterprise Holdings, Ericson Group, Inc., First Tennessee Bank, Flintco LLC, Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School, Gateway Group Personnel, Gestalt Community Schools, GRAD Academy Memphis, Green Dot Public Schools, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools, Kroger, Lasallian Volunteers, Leadership Preparatory Charter School, MassMutual, Medtronic, Inc., New York Life, Nike, NovaCopy, Outback Steakhouse, Raymond James Financial, Regional One Health, Regus, Robert Half – Accoun temps, Sedgwick, ServiceMaster, Share One, Shelby County Schools, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Social Security Administration, Stabilit America dba Glasteel, Teach For America, TEKsystems, The West Clinic, Thomas & Betts, United BioSource Corporation, WKNO-TV/FM, WMC-TV, YES Prep Public Schools, Youth Villages, Inc.
Wednesday, February 25: Choosing A College Major Workshop (Montesi Executive Center, 3:00-4:00 p.m.)
Thursday, February 26: Careers In Sports Networking Luncheon (Canale Arena Skybox, 12:15-1:50 p.m.)

News at CBU

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Twenty-five CBU students, along with new staff members, joined the Christian Brothers of Lambert Hall for Dinner & Conversation with the Brothers, on the topic of “Balancing Life’s Priorities.” Brother Terence McLaughlin, Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut, and Brother Getachew Alemayehu shared some opening remarks about their experiences and how they prioritize vocation, faith, community, and personal development. This was followed by a social with the other Brothers in their Community Lounge, and then this dinner gathering to have further conversations between Brothers and students about this topic.

Upcoming February Events

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH SONNY DAVIS: Join the CBU chapter of the NAACP to share in conversation with civil rights activist Dr. Elvernice “Sonny” Davis on February 24 at 12:15 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Davis serves as interim executive director for the United Methodist Neighborhood Centers, and spent 30 years as an active duty chaplain in the United States Army. You don’t have to be an NAACP member to attend and you’re welcome to bring a friend! For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

FORUM ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: The CBU community is invited to attend a forum on “The Basics of Alzheimer’s” on Tuesday, February 24, 1:00–1:50  p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Ms. Miriam Clay, Manager of Programs and Education for the Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, whose presentation will cover some of the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and where we currently stand with Alzheimer’s research, as well as available programs and services that are available to the West Tennessee community. Also featured will be the following panelists: Hannah Addison (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering), Ms. Kay Cunningham (Plough Library), and Brother Terence McLaughlin (Lambert Hall Community). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sadie Lisenby, CBU Counseling Center at (901) 321-3527 or slisenby@cbu.edu.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH JESSE TURNER: The CBU chapter of the NAACP will host Jesse Turner, chairman of Tri-State Bank and the first African-American student to integrate CBHS (and any Memphis high school) on Thursday, February 26 in Assisi Hall 151 at 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.naacpatcbu.com or contact naacp@cbu.edu.

SUSTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is the final part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Adam Guerrero and Jovantae Thomas, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts. This last installment of For the Love of Gardening Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 26 in Buckman Hall 358 at 6:00 p.m. and will include ways to ensure that your garden can continue on with little to no cost. By saving seeds from successful plants this year you can start next years garden for free. This workshop will teach the best way to save any seed from your garden and grow a healthy plant from it the next year.  Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.


FOOD PATRIOTS:
The Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith will present a screening of the film Food Patriots on Thursday, February 26, in conjunction with the For the Love of Gardening Workshop Series and in partnership with GrowMemphis. Food Patriots begins with a wake up call: filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz’s son got sick eating chicken contaminated with a superbug, and antibiotics failed. The film chronicles the family’s newfound interest in food sources, getting outlaw chickens, and meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat food, buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. They call the people who are doing this Food Patriots. The film will screen at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

“BLUE OUT” BASKETBALL GAMES: Alpha Xi Delta will be hosting their annual ‘Blue Out’ basketball game on Thursday, February 26 to raise awareness for their national philanthropy Autism Speaks. Canale Arena will be decked out all in blue, the players will be provided blue shoes laces, and the entire school is highly encouraged to wear blue to the game! ‘Blue’ treats and Autism Speaks gear will be on sale, with the the profits benefiting Autism Speaks. There will also be drawings for really cool prizes! It will be a very fun night and a great way to support Autism Speaks and our CBU Bucs! Lady Bucs vs. Union University at 5:00 p.m., and Bucs vs. Union University at 7:00 p.m.

THEATRE—365 DAYS/365 PLAYS: CBU Theatre will present its spring play, 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 in the University Theater, 7;30 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $2.00 general admission. “This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day. Parks is one of the American theater’s most wily and innovative writers, and her stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous” — TIME magazine

CasinoNight15CASINO NIGHT: Student Life is teaming up with TKE to host the 2nd Annual Casino Night event to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalon Friday, February 27 in Alfonso Dining Hall at 8:00 p.m. All money raised will be donated to St. Jude! Free Snacks provided to all players! Prizes will be raffled off to winning players!

Upcoming Speakers: Mark Your Calendar

ayresFOOD & FAITH LECTURE: Dr. Jennifer Ayres will speak on “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System” in the University Theater on March 26 at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and God’s delight in the nourishment and enlivening of earthly bodies. Each time we share the bread and cup, we testify to God’s presence in the simple acts of eating and drinking together. What does this action mean, however, in the midst of a food system faced with such serious challenges as food insecurity, obstructed access to healthy and affordable food, community instability, environmental degradation, and the disenfranchisement of people? Jennifer Ayres’ research interests include religious environmental education; social activism and religious identity; faith formation in the context of popular culture; and feminist practical theology. She is the author of two books, Waiting for a Glacier to Move: Practicing Social Witness and Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology. Dr. Ayres is is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program at Emory University. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith.

jim_baileySEIDMAN TOWN HALL LECTURE:  The M. L. Seidman Memorial Town Hall Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Jim Bailey as its 2015 speaker on April 7 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Bailey will discuss “The Industrial Giants of Modern Healthcare Whose Time is Past” and the servant-leader champions of person-centered health care who are at work to replace them. Jim Bailey is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health Systems Improvement, cares for the sick, and teaches doctors in training. His research appears in many peer-reviewed medical journals, including JAMAJournal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bailey has an abiding passion for the classics, medical history, and ethics, and believes that sharing our stories can heal. He is the author of the novel, The End of Healing, which was published by The Healthy City in 2014. A book-signing will follow the lecture.

GaryChapmanWILSON SPEAKER SERIES: The Tenth Annual Dorothy and Kemmons Wilson Speaker Series will welcome Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, as its keynote speaker on Tuesday, April 28 at Christ United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Chapman is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers / Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology. Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
 Tuesday, February 10: Career Power Hour – “Career Expo 101″ (Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Learn the basics of preparing for a Career Expo event… how to dress, how to research companies in advance, questions you should be prepared to ask (and answer), and more! CBU’s Career & Internship Expo will be happening seven days after this workshop, so NOW is the time to prepare! Don’t miss it!
• Wednesday, February 11: Entrepreneur Information Meetings (Buckman 207, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) One-on-one Entrepreneurial Meetings with Start Co. founder and CEO, Eric Mathews  (neverstop.co). Obtain private and personalized insight on becoming an entrepreneur from one of the best in the business. Sign-up for a 30-minute private meeting time slot. Hurry! Sign-ups are first-come, first-serve.
 Wednesday, February 11: LGBT Career Panel (Spain Auditorium, 5:00-6:00 p.m.) The Gay Straight Alliance and Career Services are co-hosting the LGBT Career Panel to educate the CBU community on some of the unique challenges faced by LGBT individuals in the professional and personal worlds from the perspectives of various LGBT panelists. This event is open to everyone and there will be a Q&A towards the end, so participation from the audience is highly encouraged. There will be some light refreshments available as well.
 Thursday, February 12: Pizza & Professionals: Bridges Inc. (Buckman 102, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) Join us to learn more about Bridges Inc. — what they do, jobs they typically have available, and of course, enjoy free pizza!  Don’t miss out!  All students interested in learning more about the company are welcome to attend; those interested in internships are especially invited to attend.
 Thursday, February 12: Slam Dunk Networking (Canale Arena Skybox, 5:30-7:30 p.m.) Want a chance to practice your networking skills in a professional setting?  Then this event is a slam dunk…literally!  Join us along with several of our recruiter partners, many of whom are CBU alumni, who will be there to help you master the art of the “elevator speech,” and help you make the most of small talk at receptions and more social business events.  Practice makes perfect, so join us for this fun event, to be held during CBU’s men’s and women’s basketball games vs. West Florida.  An RSVP is required by Tuesday, February 10. Advanced Sign-Up Required
 Friday, February 1: Career Clothes Closet (Montesi Executive Center, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) To assist students in building a professional wardrobe, several CBU alumni have donated gently used pieces of professional attire (suits, shirts, dresses, blouses, ties, belts, shoes, etc.) to help you get started. These items will be available free of charge to all current students (limit three pieces per student) on a first-come, first-served basis. Just stop by Montesi on Friday to see what’s available.

NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, February 17: 2015 Career & Internship Expo (Canale Arena, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) This semester’s expo features 58 (and counting) companies seeking to fill a variety of full-time and internship positions across many different majors are already confirmed, and more are expected!   Make plans to be there!  Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Employers already scheduled to attend include: Achievement Schools, Aflac, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Alzheimer’s Association, Aspire Public Schools, AZO Inc., Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center, Bartlett City Schools, Becker CPA Review, BRIDGES/Bridge Builders, Capital Financial Advisors, Catholic Diocese Of Memphis Department Of Education, CBRE, CBU Department Of Education, Church Health Center, Collierville Schools, Cordova Safety Products, ECS Federal, Inc., EdR Collegiate Housing, Enterprise Holdings, Ericson Group, Inc., First Tennessee Bank, Flintco LLC, Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter School, Gateway Group Personnel, Gestalt Community Schools, GRAD Academy Memphis, Green Dot Public Schools, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools, Kroger, Lasallian Volunteers, Leadership Preparatory Charter School, MassMutual, Medtronic, Inc., New York Life, Nike, NovaCopy, Outback Steakhouse, Raymond James Financial, Regional One Health, Regus, Robert Half – Accoun temps, Sedgwick, ServiceMaster, Share One, Shelby County Schools, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Social Security Administration, Stabilit America dba Glasteel, Teach For America, TEKsystems, The West Clinic, Thomas & Betts, United BioSource Corporation, WKNO-TV/FM, WMC-TV, YES Prep Public Schools, Youth Villages, Inc.
Thursday, February 19: Pizza & Professionals (Buckman 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.)  Come learn about CBIZ-MHM — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza! What a deal!  All students interested in learning more about the company are welcome to attend. 

Upcoming February Events

LEGISLATIVE DAY ON THE HILL:  Everyone is invited to join the NAACP at the Legislative Day on the Hill in Nashville on Tuesday, February 17. Email naacp@cbu.edu to express interest!

PRE-ASH BASH: Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year? Join Campus Ministry and the Peer Ministers to celebrate Fat Tuesday CBU style! There will be a Pre-Ash Bash on Tuesday, February 17 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Living Learning Center, complete with jazz music, king cake, mask decorating, and a whole lot more! Come celebrate with your fellow students and kick this year’s Lent off right!

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: As part of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ “Munch and Learn” brown-bag lecture series, Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Wednesday, February 18 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, noon to 1:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.

MAINTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Art Johnson, Garden Coordinator at TIGUrS Urban Garden. So your garden is planted. There are veggies growing all around. But you suddenly notice a bite taken out of a tomato, a cucumber plant is wilting, and weeds are taking over! No fear! We have solutions for your gardening problems. Come to this workshop to learn the best ways to maintain a healthy garden as well as stop pests, disease, weeds, and other scary garden problems before they even start. Thursday, February 19 in Buckman Hall 358 at 6:00 p.m. Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

BARTLETT ART ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION OPENING: An opening reception for an art exhibition by members of the Bartlett Art Association will be held on Friday, February 20 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library), 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through March 26.


THE LION KING AT THE ORPHEUM:
Join Student Life on Sunday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. and experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage, The Lion King. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard. Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges in the mist. Student Tickets are limited to sign up online now at: www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs.

FORUM ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: The CBU community is invited to attend a forum on “The Basics of Alzheimer’s” on Tuesday, February 24, 1:00–1:50  p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Ms. Miriam Clay, Manager of Programs and Education for the Mid-South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, whose presentation will cover some of the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and where we currently stand with Alzheimer’s research, as well as available programs and services that are available to the West Tennessee community. Also featured will be the following panelists: Hannah Addison (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering), Ms. Kay Cunningham (Plough Library), and Brother Terence McLaughlin (Lambert Hall Community). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sadie Lisenby, CBU Counseling Center at (901) 321-3527 or slisenby@cbu.edu.

SUSTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Adam Guerrero and Jovantae Thomas, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts. This last installment of For the Love of Gardening Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 26 in Buckman Hall 358 at 6:00 p.m. and will include ways to ensure that your garden can continue on with little to no cost. By saving seeds from successful plants this year you can start next years garden for free. This workshop will teach the best way to save any seed from your garden and grow a healthy plant from it the next year.  Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

“BLUE OUT” BASKETBALL GAMES: Alpha Xi Delta will be hosting their annual ‘Blue Out’ basketball game on Thursday, February 26 to raise awareness for their national philanthropy Autism Speaks. Canale Arena will be decked out all in blue, the players will be provided blue shoes laces, and the entire school is highly encouraged to wear blue to the game! ‘Blue’ treats and Autism Speaks gear will be on sale, with the the profits benefiting Autism Speaks. There will also be drawings for really cool prizes! It will be a very fun night and a great way to support Autism Speaks and our CBU Bucs! Lady Bucs vs. Union University at 5:00 p.m., and Bucs vs. Union University at 7:00 p.m.

This Week at CBU

ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: During January and February, four workshop sessions will be offered to help students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The remaining sessions will be held at 1:00-1:50 p.m. on February 5 and February 12 in the LLC Classroom (Room 104) and will be facilitated by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student.  Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions. 

VEGETABLE GARDENING BASICS: Whether you plant in the ground, build a raised bed, or grow your crops in containers, this workshop (hosted by Marie Dennan and Kenny Latta (’10), TIGUrS Garden Volunteers, Community Gardeners) will cover the essential knowledge needed to successfully grow a garden. Topics covered will include how to build a raised bed, plant/garden seasonality, tools, companion planning and much more. Thursday, February 5, Buckman Hall 358, 6:00-7:30 p.m. This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens. Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

EMERGING LEADERS SEMINAR – FINDING YOUR “HEAD, HEART, HUSTLE”: CBU and Teach For America are hosting a leadership development seminar on Friday, February 6, focused on unlocking your leadership potential by maximizing strengths and finding the right “hustle” for you. The “Emerging Leaders Seminar” will feature local leaders, training on how to be an effective leader on-campus and beyond, and opportunities for students to practice leadership skills beyond the seminar.  The event will be held in the Canale Arena Skybox, 3:30-8:00 p.m., and is OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS. Registration is completely free, and meals will be provided. Participation is limited to the first 50 students who sign up, so interested students should RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/CBUandTFA NOW.

TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS: The CBU Admissions Office is holding interviews on campus with prospective students for the Trustee Scholarship Program on Saturday, February 7. The Trustee Scholarship is the most prestigious academic scholarship available at CBU. This merit-based scholarship benefits outstanding students for academic performance and covers full tuition and fees.


ROCKY HORROR SHOW: Join Student Life at Playhouse on the Square for the Rocky Horror Show on February 7 at 8:00 p.m. A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of 20th century, the show centers around two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet, who seek shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle and find themselves thrust into the laboratory of the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter and his motley crew. Tickets are limited, so sign up now at www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs. (Contains strong adult language and adult situations)

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
ASCE vs. Faculty/Staff, Monday at 7:00 p.m.
TKE 1 vs. Uncle Drew’s Nephews, Monday at 8:00 p.m.
 The Tune Squad vs. ZTA, Monday at 9:00 p.m.
 Pippen Ain’t Easy vs. Soccer Girls, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
 The A Team vs. AXiD, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
 Soccer Globetrotters vs. ASCE, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
 TKE Freshmen vs. TKE 2, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
 The Tune Squad vs. The A Team, Wednesday at 9:00 p.m.
 Soccer Girls vs. AXiD, Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
 Pippen Ain’t Easy vs. ZTA, Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
 Kappa Sigma vs. Redeem Team, Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
 G.M.O. vs. SAE, Thursday at 9:00 p.m.
All games are in Canale Arena

CBU Celebrates Black History Month

Wednesday, February 3
Soul Food Day (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Alfonso Dining Hall) Enjoy an array of healthy Soul Food choices!
Black Student Association Lunch and Learn: “Food for the Soul: Heart Disease and Hypertension” (12:00 p.m., Sabbatini Lounge) Dr. John Davis from the PA Program will make a presenta tion on “Heart Disease and Hypertension” that will help students not only catch early signs of these ailments, but know how to combat them through healthy lifestyle choices. The Food Recovery Network will also make a presentation on what they do to feed the hungry in the Memphis area, and how others can get involved Bring your lunch and join us! Bring your lunch and join us! Free health screening will be provided by the Physician Assistant Program. Health screenings will also be available on February 4.

Friday, February 6
Know Your Worth College Tour: Domestic Violence Forum (6:30 pm-9:30 p.m., Montesi Executive Center) Sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma and featuring Aaron Jordan Jr., author of The Power Within, A Woman’s Worth: From Both Sexes. Panelists will include Dr. Timothy Doyle, Associate Vice President for Student Life; Dr. Kelli James, Assistant Professor; and Karen Barnett, Dean of Students.

Thursday, February 12
Mandela

BSA and Student Life Movie Night (6:30 p.m., Spain Auditorium) A screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba.

Friday, February 13
Open Mic Night for “Ebony Expressions of Love” (6:30-10:00 p.m., Sabbatini Lounge) Dazzle the audience with expressions of love through poems, singing, etc.

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
 Tuesday, February 3: Career Power Hour – Resume Writing (Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Whether you’re starting a resume from scratch, tweaking one that you’ve been using for years, or anywhere in between, this workshop can help!  Join us to learn some of the fine points of resume writing, what to include (and not to include), as well as tips on cover letters and references.  Be there!
 Wednesday, February 4: Mock Interview Day  (Buckman Hall 207, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Whether you’re a “rookie” w hen it comes to job interviews, or whether you’ve been on several, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your skills.  This is your chance to interview with a professional recruiter from such companies as ServiceMaster, CBRE, CBIZ, and others, and then get immediate feedback on your interviewing skills.  This is just for practice, so it’s great way to shake the nerves and brush up on your skills before the real thing!  This opportunity only comes around once semester…so don’t miss out!  Sign up begins on January 21st.  Advanced Sign-Up Required
 Thursday, February 5: Practice Test Drive: LSAT and MCAT (Buckman Hall, 1:00-4:30 p.m.) If you are interested in taking the practice test for the LSAT or the MCAT, sign up through your CareerLinx account no later than Monday, February 2nd.  This is the written version of a retired test (minus the essay parts), and is a great way to prepare.  It is scored just like the real thing, and you get your results back almost instantaneously.  $5.00 covers your materials (payable on test day).  Sign up today! Advanced Sign-Up Required
• Friday, February 6: Kaplan Campus Visit – Sample Tests, Questions, Test Review (Buckman Hall 208, 1:00-3:00 p.m.) A representative from Kaplan Testing Services will be on campus to answer any questions you may have about ANY of the graduate admissions tests (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT), demonstrate some of the on-line practices tests that are available (for those not offered in hard-copy), as well as the test-prep services offered by Kaplan.  If you are considering going to graduate school, this is great opportunity to ask questions about the testing process.  Make plans to attend!

NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, February 10: Career Power Hour – “Career Expo 101″ (Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Learn the basics of preparing for a Career Expo event… how to dress, how to research companies in advance, questions you should be prepared to ask (and answer), and more! CBU’s Career & Internship Expo will be happening seven days after this workshop, so NOW is the time to prepare! Don’t miss it!
Wednesday, February 11: LGBT Career Panel (Spain Auditorium, 5:00-6:00 p.m.)
Thursday, February 12: Pizza & Professionals: Bridges Inc. (Buckman 102, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) Join us to learn more about Bridges Inc. — what they do, jobs they typically have available, and of course, enjoy free pizza!  Don’t miss out!  All students interested in learning more about the company are welcome to attend; those interested in internships are especially invited to attend.
Thursday, February 12: Slam Dunk Networking (Canale Arena Skybox, 5:30-7:30 p.m.) Want a chance to practice your networking skills in a professional setting?  Then this event is a slam dunk…literally!  Join us along with several of our recruiter partners, many of whom are CBU alumni, who will be there to help you master the art of the “elevator speech,” and help you make the most of small talk at receptions and more social business events.  Practice makes perfect, so join us for this fun event, to be held during CBU’s men’s and women’s basketball games vs. West Florida.  An RSVP is required by Tuesday, February 10. Advanced Sign-Up Required

Upcoming Events

WHAT IS NAACP?: Come and get your questions answered about the organization! Thursday, February 12 at noon; location TBA. More info at naacp@cbu.edu.

SOIL BUILDING & COMPOSTING: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Dallas Holland and Adam Guerrero, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts. The most crucial part of maintaining a successful garden is healthy soil. Building your own soil is the most economical and environmentally favorable choice when gardening. Learn how to turn scraps and waste into viable nutritious soil through composting and other related methods. Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

LEGISLATIVE DAY ON THE HILL:  Everyone is invited to join the NAACP at the Legislative Day on the Hill in Nashville on Tuesday, February 17. Email naacp@cbu.edu to express interest!

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: As part of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens’ “Munch and Learn” brown-bag lecture series, Dr. Neil Palmer (History & Political Science) will examine the connections between British society and the innovative rock music it spawned from the 1950s to the 1990s. Dr. Palmer will discuss the historical context surrounding the creation of music by bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Blur, and Radiohead. Wednesday, February 18 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, noon to 1:00 p.m. Free for Dixon members and students with ID.

MAINTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Art Johnson, Garden Coordinator at TIGUrS Urban Garden. So your garden is planted. There are veggies growing all around. But you suddenly notice a bite taken out of a tomato, a cucumber plant is wilting, and weeds are taking over! No fear! We have solutions for your gardening problems. Come to this workshop to learn the best ways to maintain a healthy garden as well as stop pests, disease, weeds, and other scary garden problems before they even start. Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

BARTLETT ART ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION OPENING: An opening reception for an art exhibition by members of the Bartlett Art Association will be held on Friday, February 20 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library), 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through March 26.

SUSTAINING YOUR GARDEN: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Adam Guerrero and Jovantae Thomas, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts. This last installment of For the Love of Gardening Workshop will include ways to ensure that your garden can continue on with little to no cost. By saving seeds from successful plants this year you can start next years garden for free. This workshop will teach the best way to save any seed from your garden and grow a healthy plant from it the next year.  Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.

“BLUE OUT” BASKETBALL GAMES: Alpha Xi Delta will be hosting their annual ‘Blue Out’ basketball game on Thursday, February 26 to raise awareness for their national philanthropy Autism Speaks. Canale Arena will be decked out all in blue, the players will be provided blue shoes laces, and the entire school is highly encouraged to wear blue to the game! ‘Blue’ treats and Autism Speaks gear will be on sale, with the the profits benefiting Autism Speaks. There will also be drawings for really cool prizes! It will be a very fun night and a great way to support Autism Speaks and our CBU Bucs! Lady Bucs vs. Union University at 5:00 p.m., and Bucs vs. Union University at 7:00 p.m.

ayresFOOD & FAITH LECTURE: Dr. Jennifer Ayres will speak on “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System” in the University Theater on March 26 at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and God’s delight in the nourishment and enlivening of earthly bodies. Each time we share the bread and cup, we testify to God’s presence in the simple acts of eating and drinking together. What does this action mean, however, in the midst of a food system faced with such serious challenges as food insecurity, obstructed access to healthy and affordable food, community instability, environmental degradation, and the disenfranchisement of people? Jennifer Ayres’ research interests include religious environmental education; social activism and religious identity; faith formation in the context of popular culture; and feminist practical theology. She is the author of two books, Waiting for a Glacier to Move: Practicing Social Witness and Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology. Dr. Ayres is is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church and Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program at Emory University. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith

 

This Week at CBU

BLOOD DRIVE: The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive on campus on January 27 in the Swashbuckler, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. At this drive, you can give:
Blood: The most common type of donation, during which approximately a pint of ‘whole blood’ is given. This type of blood donation usually takes about an hour.
Double Red Cells: A Double Red Cell donation collects the red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor.  These donors must meet specific eligibility requirements and have type A Neg, B Neg, or O blood.

GIRL TALK TUESDAY: Young Ladies United’s next Girl Talk Tuesday will be Tuesday, January 27 in Sabbatini Lounge at 5:00 p.m. The topic will be “If you saw me, what would you think?” Discussion topics include what is considered appropriate attire for young ladies, and the stereotypes that come with dressing certain types of ways. Feel free to bring your dinner with you.

ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: During January and February, four workshop sessions will be offered to help students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The remaining sessions will be held at 1:00-1:50 p.m. on January 29, February 5, and February 12 in the LLC Classroom (Room 104) and will be facilitated by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student.  Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions. 

NAACP CHAPTER MEETING: Thursday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), Members are encouraged to come for information and to pay dues. All interested students are welcome too!

PRIVILEGE AND OPPRESSION AWARENESS: Thursday, January 29. Email naacp@cbu.edu for more information!

GMAT/GRE REFRESHER SERIES (QUANTITATIVE): CBU Graduate Business Programs are hosting this session on Thursday, January 29 for students interested in supplementing their study aids and resources for the GRE/GMAT. Students who need to retest for either exam are also encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. The session will be held in St. Joseph Hall 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and cost is $20 (cash or check). For more information, contact Keeley Seniuk at kseniuk@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3555.

HOT CHOCOLATE SOCIAL WITH THE BROTHERS: Come out to the LLC Commons Thursday night, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. for the Lasallian Collegians’ Hot Chocolate Social with the Brothers! There will be hot chocolate and a time to talk with the Brothers and the Lasallian Collegians!

mickey&minnieDISNEY DANCE: Come one, come all! The Honors Program welcomes all students to dress up in Disney duds for their Disney Dance on Friday, January 30, in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), 8:00-11:00 p.m. Featuring Disney-themed decorations, hors d’oeuvres, music, a magical photo booth, COSTUME CONTEST, and Pin the Tail on the Eeyore game! Prizes will be given to the best dressed male and female, and there will be chocolate fondue!! It promises to be a happily-ever-after evening! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Tickets $3 in Alfonso Dining Hall or at the door.

LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM INTERVIEWS: The CBU Admissions Office is holding interviews on campus with prospective students for the Leadership Scholarship Program on Saturday, January 31. The Leadership Scholarship Program is a leadership-based scholarship awarded to two students each year for outstanding leadership and service in his or her community. Recipients of this scholarship will receive support from Student Life in developing a New Student Organization that can have a lasting impact on the university. The scholarship covers full tuition and fees, and it replaces all other CBU scholarships and grants awarded.

ALSO ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK:
The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is holding its Regional Leadership Conference at CBU on Thursday, January 29. FBLA is a national vocational student organization for students in high schools and middle schools who are interested in business or business education careers.
District 1 of Tennessee DECA (Shelby County chapters) is holding its 
Career Development Conference and Competitions at CBU on Friday, January 30. DECA is a national organization for high school students that prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas.

 

Career Services Calendar

THIS WEEK
Tuesday, January 27: Career Power Hour – Job Search Strategies (Buckman Hall102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) There are all kinds of ways to go about finding a job.  Learn some of the strategies that you may not have considered, and how they might best fit into your own job search plans.  Join us!
Thursday, January 29: Pizza & Professionals: The Exchange Club (Buckman Hall 102, 12:30 – 1:30 pm)

NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, February 3: Career Power Hour – Resume Writing (Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-2:00 p.m.) Whether you’re starting a resume from scratch, tweaking one that you’ve been using for years, or anywhere in between, this workshop can help!  Join us to learn some of the fine points of resume writing, what to include (and not to include), as well as tips on cover letters and references.  Be there!
Wednesday, February 4: Mock Interview Day  (Buckman Hall 207, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Whether you’re a “rookie” w hen it comes to job interviews, or whether you’ve been on several, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your skills.  This is your chance to interview with a professional recruiter from such companies as ServiceMaster, CBRE, CBIZ, and others, and then get immediate feedback on your interviewing skills.  This is just for practice, so it’s great way to shake the nerves and brush up on your skills before the real thing!  This opportunity only comes around once semester…so don’t miss out!  Sign up begins on January 21st.  Advanced Sign-Up Required
Thursday, February 5: Practice Test Drive: LSAT and MCAT (Buckman Hall, 1:00-4:30 p.m.) Advanced Sign-Up Required
Friday, February 6: Kaplan Campus Visit – Sample Tests, Questions, Test Review
(Buckman Hall 208, 1:00-3:00 p.m.)

Upcoming Events

ROCKY HORROR SHOW: Join Student Life at Playhouse on the Square for the Rocky Horror Show on February 7 at 8:00 p.m. A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of 20th century, the show centers around two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet, who seek shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle and find themselves thrust into the laboratory of the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter and his motley crew. Tickets are limited, so sign up now at www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs. (Contains strong adult language and adult situations)

WHAT IS NAACP?: Come and get your questions answered about the organization! Thursday, February 12 at noon; location TBA. More info at naacp@cbu.edu.

LEGISLATIVE DAY ON THE HILL:  Everyone is invited to join the NAACP at the Legislative Day on the Hill in Nashville on Tuesday, February 17. Email naacp@cbu.edu to express interest!

Fight Fire With Fire!

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HOMECOMING WACKY OLYMPICS
Tuesday, January 20 • 7:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the fiercest time of the year for our student organizations! Everyone wants to be the Homecoming Champion! The glory, the prestige, the undisputed winner… Our road to “Dousing the Flames” begins with Wacky Olympics!  Some of the silliest, yet competitive games in which you will ever participate. It takes guts to get the glory… are you up for the challenge? The winning organization walks away with the first points on their way to being crowned homecoming champion!

HOMECOMING ALL-SING COMPETITION
Wednesday, January 21 • 8:00 p.m. • University Theater
It’s our own version of “Glee.”  CBU’s brightest stars warm up their vocal chords and tune their air guitars! Come out for a night of pure entertainment! Our organizations have worked hard to craft a performance you won’t soon forget.  The lights, the fame, the hours of practice all come down to this… Who will win the coveted All-Sing title?  Who will walk away one step closer to the championship? Come and find out…

THROW BACK THURSDAY
Thursday, January 22 • 5:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
Come watch the Bucs and Lady Bucs warm up for Saturday’s big games by taking on the Shorter Hawks at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. The “Throw Back Thursday” Fashion Show & Competition will be held at halftime. Deck out in your favorite decade during the evening’s basketball games! Plus the annual Homecoming Banner Competition — banners will be judged on overall originality and theme development.

TRIVIA & GAMES NIGHT
Friday, January 23 • 7:00 p.m. • Alfonso Dining Hall & Sabbatini Lounge

HOMECOMING GAMES
Saturday, January 24 • 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the moment of truth… From the first tip of the ball in the women’s game to the closing seconds of the men’s game, we need you in the stands cheering our teams to victory! Homecoming Court nominees and the homecoming champions will be announced during the games! Special music and prize giveaways!

ALUMNI SKYBOX PARTY
Saturday, January 24 • Starting at 2:00 p.m. • Canale Arena Skybox
Alums are invited to watch the games from the Skybox, while enjoying beer and a hot dog bar!

HOMECOMING DANCE
Saturday, January 24 • 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. • The River Terrace on Mud Island 
Buses leave from the Central Lot every 15-30 minutes starting at 9:30. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned!

This Week at CBU

leafSUSTAINABILITY MEETING: The Student Sustainability Coalition is having an interest meeting Tuesday, January 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the LLC. Discussion topics will include GrowMemphis Garden Workshop dates, Garden Work Day, Botanic Gardens field trip, Lichterman Nature Center field trip, and possible events like a River Clean-up and a Garden Harvest and Cooking Workshop at Sean MacInnes’ house behind the baseball apartments! This semester is going to be very fun and very green!

greek-theater-masksTHEATRE AUDITIONS: The Theatre Department will be holding open auditions on Wednesday, January 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Come prepared to do cold readings from the script. Several plays are under consideration at this time, including Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story and a one-act by Susan-Lori Parks. The directors for these productions will be Matthew Hamner and Kristian Sean O’Hare. For more information, contact Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3026.

ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: During January and February, four workshop sessions will be offered to help students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The sessions will be held on Thursdays at 1:00-1:50 p.m. as follows:  January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12 in the LLC Classroom (Room 104) and will be facilitated by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student.  Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions. 

 

Lasallian Collegians: Five Core Principles

Lasallians refer to five core principles to guide them in life: Concern for the Poor and Social Justice, Faith in the Presence of God, Inclusive Community, Respect for All Persons, and Quality Education. This semester, Lasallian Collegians will explore a different principle every month.

Faith in the Presence of God: This was important to St. John Baptiste de La Salle. Although many trials came his way while he was beginning the De La Salle Christian Brothers, he maintained his faith and knew that all that he was doing was in God’s Hands. A phrase that we see often that came from La Salle is “The work is yours, Lord.” La Salle had faith in God that everything would work out. Maybe not how or when La Salle expected, but it would still work out.

On Thursday night, January 29, the Lasallian Collegians invite everyone to the LLC Commons for a Hot Chocolate Social with the Brothers! There will be hot chocolate and a time to talk with the Brothers and the Lasallian Collegians!

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive on campus on January 27 in the Swashbuckler, 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. At this drive, you can give:

Blood: The most common type of donation, during which approximately a pint of ‘whole blood’ is given. This type of blood donation usually takes about an hour.
Double Red Cells: A Double Red Cell donation collects the red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor.  These donors must meet specific eligibility requirements and have type A Neg, B Neg, or O blood.

Why Give?
Blood is essential for life: it carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, fights infections, and helps heal wounds. And everyone has this self-generating resource that can be generously given to others—when and where it is needed most.

  • Accidents happen 24/7 that put our friends, family, and neighbors in danger
  • Blood transfusions save the lives of cardiac patients during surgery
  • Premature infants come into the world often needing blood to survive

You or someone you know will need blood.
If not personally in need, at some point we will all know a friend, neighbor, family member, or co-worker who needs a blood transfusion. In fact, 1 out of 3 people will need blood in their lifetime. From natural disasters to unforeseen catastrophes, emergency hospital procedures to life-long battles with chronic diseases such as sickle cell, the demand for blood is constant. The supply is not. And since there is no substitute, only volunteer blood donors can roll up their sleeves and save lives.

 

Renovated Maurelian Lounge Reopens

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The Maurelian Hall Lounge is now open after a new renovation.
With walls painted in school colors, matching carpet and floors, the lounge is a modern hang-out and study haven for students. Plush leather couches, a bar-styled area, a plug-in area for laptops, tablets and cell phones are just a few of the upgrades to the lounge. There is also a moveable study carrel area that is perfectly customizable for individual or group study sessions. There is also a mounted 60-inch television in the lounge that will be great for group TV watching, gaming systems, and more!

To celebrate the opening of the renovation, Student Life is hosting a college football playoff watch party in the lounge on Monday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. There will be FREE food and a great opportunity to check out the new space and mingle.

 

MLK Remembrances at CBU

MARTIN LUTHER KING ORATORICAL CONTEST: The annual Martin Luther King Oratorical Contest will be held on Wednesday, January 14 in Spain Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., featuring 7th and 8th graders from De La Salle Elementary school. Students will give a three-minute speech on a theme of their choice. All participants will receive an award, with special recognition going to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Students will be judged on content, delivery, and how well the speech reflects the theme.

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Dr. Christophe Ringer

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMEMORATION SERVICE: The MLK Commemoration Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, January 15 in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. The award-winning speech from the previous evening’s Oratorical Contest will be presented, as will special musical selections from CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir and student Timothy Birchett. The speaker for the service will be Dr. Christophe Ringer, Visiting Professor of Religion & Philosophy at CBU and pastor of Howard Congregational (UCC) in Nashville. Dr. Ringer will address the theme of “Building a Loving and Non Violent Community.” The program is sponsored by Student Life, Campus Ministry, and the Black Student Association.

For more information on these events, please contact Karen Conway at  kconway@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3536.

 

Theatre Auditions

greek-theater-masksThe Theatre Department will be holding open auditions on Wednesday, January 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Come prepared to do cold readings from the script. Several plays are under consideration at this time, including Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story and a one-act by Susan-Lori Parks. The directors for these productions will be Matthew Hamner and Kristian Sean O’Hare. For more information, contact Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3026.

Workshop Sessions for Academic Improvement

During January and February, four workshop sessions will be offered to help students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc.

The sessions will be held on Thursdays at 1:00-1:50 p.m. as follows:  January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12 in the LLC Classroom (Room 104) and will be facilitated by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student.  Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions. 

CBU in the Media

The “Walk Out to the Chalk Out” event organized by the NAACP chapter at CBU was covered by The Commercial Appeal in its December 9 edition in an article entitled “CBU students walk out for ‘chalk out’ to protest police killings; LeMoyne-Owen students march.” The article quoted Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Science), Taylor Flake (History ’17), and Rakesha Gray (English ’17), and was illustrated with a photo of David Lawson (Business Administration ’17) participating in the “Chalk Out.” The event was also referenced in article in the December 11 edition of the Memphis Daily News, entitled “Armstrong’s Comments Overshadow Attorney General’s Visit.”

The photograph of David Lawson was also picked up by the Associated Press and ran on the SFGate website (the online edition of the San Francisco Chronicle).
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Homecoming Week 2015

Mark your calendars now for the Homecoming festivities next semester!

Tuesday, January 20: Wacky Olympics beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena
Wednesday, January 21: All-Sing Competition beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater
Thursday, January 22: Buccaneer and Lady Buc basketball games (vs. Shorter Hawks) beginning at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena with a “Throw Back Thursday” Fashion Show & Competition at halftime, plus a banner competition
Friday, January 23: Trivia & Games Night beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall and Sabbatini Lounge
Saturday, January 24: Float parade begins by noon; Lady Bucs Homecoming Game vs. the Lee University Flames begins at 2:00 p.m. and the Bucs Homecoming Game vs. the Flames begins at 4:00 p.m. Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime!
Homecoming Dance from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. with buses leaving every 15-30 minutes from Central Lot.

This Week at CBU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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