This Week at CBU

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“CROSSCUT” EXHIBITION: 
An exhibition of new paintings by Nick Peña (Visual & Performing Arts) entitled “Crosscut” is in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery through October 8. In “Crosscut,” Peña continues his investigation of the ever-shifting concept of the American Dream, and the effects that ideal has on both our environment and our national psyche. While this new work still plays off of the contrasts between past and present, representation and abstraction, and stability and instability, the material used is pushed further in an attempt to highlight the unique balance of these apposing concepts. The Ross Gallery is located on the lower level of Plough Library and is open during regular Library hours.

NAACP MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: CBU’s NAACP will be conducting a membership drive August 24-28 in the Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Dues for this year are $15 for those under 21 and $30 for those over 21!  Get involved and join TODAY!

WELCOME WEEK ZUMBA!  It’s Fun! It’s Fitness! It’s Zumba! Come out to Nolan Field on Monday at 7:00 p.m. for some seriously fun dancing! Bring a towel to wipe off sweat, some water, and a friend!

WELCOME WEEK SCOOP: Here’s the Scoop! Whether it’s vanilla or chocolate, or somewhere in between, choose your flavor at the Gazebo next to Rozier Hall on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Celebrate the end of a fun summer with your CBU SGA and then paint the rock!

WELCOME WEEK TRIPPY TIE DYE: Come to the Buckman Quad on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to make your own retro CBU swag. First 50 students get a free t-shirt! It’s a totally rad tie-dye bonanza!

WELCOME WEEK ORGANIZATION FAIR: From Greek Life to the Honors Program to Black Student Association to even SGA, if you want to get involved on campus, be sure to swing by the Organization Fair in Sabbatini Lounge on Thursday from 11:00  to 2:00!

WELCOME BACK BOOK FAIR: The CBU Dystopian Literature Society will be hosting a campus-wide Welcome Back Book Fair in the Plough Library on Thursday, August 27. The Book Fair will feature some of your favorite titles and maybe some you haven’t heard before! Refreshments will be served on the main floor of the library. Stop by and check it out!

ACADEMIC CONVOCATION: Join us to celebrate the best and brightest of the CBU community at the annual Academic Convocation on Thursday, August 27 in the University Theater at 5:00 p.m. Welcoming remarks from President Smarrelli and SGA President Kierra Turner will precede a presentation by Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology, MHIRT Program Director), and the announcement of the Endowed Chairs for 2015-16 and the CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2016. Awards will be presented to outstanding  Academic Advisors and CARLs, and CBU Spirit Awards will be presented by Student Life. The School of Sciences will present the Dr. Marguerite Cooper Award to a member of its faculty, and CBU will present the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award. the highest University honor for a faculty or staff member.

SOS15SEPTEMBER OF SERVICE KICKOFF: Are you ready for the biggest service initiative CBU has ever seen?! CBU’s September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds is back and better than ever. We have 30 days of great projects and hundreds of volunteer slots, so now all we need is YOU! Join S.O.S. on Friday, August 28 in the Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., to kick it into gear, and get ready for all the fun, growth, learning, new friends, and SERVICE. There will be signups, refreshments, “Why I Serve” sign pictures, chalk the quad, great new S.O.S. t-shirts for only $10 (or you might win one!), face painting, and more!  S.O.S. is open to EVERYONE at CBU! Yes, everyone: students, faculty, staff, alumni, Brothers, family members, and pets (well, maybe not pets). We’re working on the calendar now and we’ll have it open for signups at the Friday kickoff. In the meantime, check it out at www.cbu.edu/sos, like us on Facebook and get ready to rock Memphis! ROGUE SOSing is back! If you can’t join us for one of our scheduled service projects, we welcome you to don your SOS shirt, serve your community (wherever you are in the world), and post your good deed (including a picture) to our Facebook page. Don’t have an SOS shirt? Make a sign! Don’t have a sign? SOS anyway!!!!

BSA BIG SPLASH: Join the Black Student Association and DIVE INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR on Friday afternoon, 4:00-7:00 p.m., in the Canale Pool and the Sand Volleyball Court!

WELCOME WEEK MOVIE NIGHT: Tired from a long first week of classes and moving in?  Come over to Spain Auditorium on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. for a great movie and popcorn! (HINT: Who knew detention could be fun too?!)

Upcoming Events

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION: The last session of Freshman Orientation, welcoming the Class of 2019, is Thursday, July 30 through Friday, July 31. Their busy schedules will include sessions to inform them about CBU services and resources, group academic advising, placement tests, class scheduling, and LOTS more!

COMMUNITY CONVOCATION: The annual pre-semester meeting of all faculty and staff will be held Thursday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the University Theater with reports from the CBU Administration and recognition of faculty/staff service. Faculty meetings will follow in the afternoon.

WELCOME (BACK) WEEKEND: The 2015-16 academic year begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 21 when the resident students of the Class of 2019 starts moving into the residence halls. All first-year freshmen are required to attend, and parents are strongly encouraged to join their students. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about campus, give back to the community, enjoy activities and start building lifelong friendships. Upperclassmen will be welcomed back to campus on Saturday, August 22. A tentative schedule of events is available at cbu.edu/welcome-back-weekend.

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OPENING RECEPTION FOR NICK 
PEÑA EXHIBITION:
Crosscut,” an exhibition of paintings by CBU’s own Nick Peña (Visual & Performing Arts) will open with a public reception on Friday, August 21 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will continue through October 8 in the gallery and foyer, which is located on the lower level of Plough Library.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: More details to come on these upcoming events!
Academic Convocation: August 27
Alumni & Family Weekend: October 1-4
Memphis Reads with Dave Eggers: November 6
Bell Tower Gala: November 14

This Week at CBU

LENTEN OBSERVANCES
Every Friday in Lent: Stations of the Cross with Campus Ministry at De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, 5:30 p.m.
Every Sunday evening: Confessions available in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Every Tuesday in Lent: Lenten Reflections with Peer Minsters in St. Joseph Hall 10, 7:00 p.m.

LASALLIAN COLLEGIANS PROFESSOR APPRECIATION CAMPAIGN: The Thanks4Teachers Campaign is an initiative by the Lasallian Collegians student organization to encourage students to write a letter or record a video saying thanks to their professors on Tuesday-Thursday in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The letters will be distributed to the faculty and staff, and the video played for the four Schools. One of the five core principles of Lasallian education is quality education, and this will give our students a unique way to offer appreciation to the teachers.

MISS BLACK AND GOLD INTEREST MEETING: The Nu Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host an interest meeting for the 2015 Miss Black and Gold Pageant on Wednesday March 18 at CBU in Montesi Executive Center at 5:00 p.m. and at Rhodes College in the Blount Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Nu Eta welcomes all women who are interested in participating in this event. If anyone is unable to attend either meeting and is interested, please contact nueta1906@gmail.com for more information.

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DO SOMETHING VOLUNTEER FAIR:
The CBU Honors Program and Student Government (in conjunction with Career Services) are partnering for CBU’s Do Something Volunteer Fair on ThursdayMarch 19 in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 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. More than a dozen local agencies will be on hand with volunteer opportunities, and Career Services will be there to help guide you in translating volunteer experience to important job skills. Participating agencies include Latino Memphis, Shelby Farms, Memphis Botanic Garden, Mid-South Spay and Neuter, the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux, The Church Health Center, DeNeuville Learning Center, Manna House, the Red Cross, Memphis Athletic Ministries, Memphis Child Advocacy Center, and more. Be sure to stop by our first ever CBU volunteer fair and see how YOU can make an impact!

RESEARCH PRESENTATION: As part of the research forum of the President’s Commission on Women, Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) will present her research work on Thursday, March 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Assisi Hall 153. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the event.

ISLAM 101: March has been officially recognized as the month to celebrate Muslims in Memphis, and the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will present several events this month, starting with ”Islam 101: A Brief Introduction to Islam” on Thursday, March 19 in Montesi Executive Center, 7:00-9:00 p.m. This brief presentation about the basic beliefs and teachings of Islam will be followed by a question and answer session with those present. All members of the CBU Community are welcome!

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.

CAREER TRACKS 2.0: Attention sophomores! Plan to attend Career Tracks 2.0 — a Career Planning Program designed just for you! Discover your best major and career path with career and major assessments, a luncheon with local employers, and a faculty panel discussing how to explore different majors. Saturday, March 21 in Buckman Hall, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register via email at career@cbu.edu. There are limited spots, so register NOW!!

trivia_tvALUMNI TRIVIA WITH BROTHER IGGY: Think you know just about everything? Come on out and display your knowledge of the trial (and not-so-trivial) on Saturday, March 21 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Hosted by CBU’s own Quizmaster General, Brother Ignatius Brown, the festivity begins at 6:00 p.m. when the doors open and really gets festive at 6:30 when the first fast-ball question is pitched. Register your six-person team for $15 per person (CBU students are just $5 per person!) at www.cbu.edu/alumni-trivia! Community tables available for individuals and walk-ins. BYOB/BYOF (food and drink), but free soft drinks and bar snacks will be available. Prizes will be awarded for all members of first and second place teams, and door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening. Brother Ignatius will also hold a “Heads or Tails” contest for further prizes! Mulligans are available per team at the door, five for $20. They can be used one per round through the 8th round. All proceeds from the evening benefit the National Alumni Association Scholarship.

RECEPTION FOR BARTLETT ART EXHIBITION: A public reception for the artists of the Bartlett Art Association, whose work is currently on exhibition in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery, will be held in the gallery (lower level of Plough Library) on Sunday, March 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Participating artists are Sheila Bentley, Jeanie Box, Gene Callaway, Carol Caughey, Nancy Crossett, Rita Datillo, Lynda Davison, Becky Deaux, Sandra Horton, Lyle, Becky Ross McRae, Carol Pollard, Sandra Swett, Jeanne Tutor, Joe L. Umphress, Linda E. Umphress, Marc Wheetley, and Jon Woodhams. More information at the Ross Gallery website.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
Engineers vs. Soccer Globetrotters, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (Recreation League Playoffs)
 ZTA vs. Soccer Girls, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. (Women’s League Playoffs)
 Redeem Team vs. TKE 1, Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. (Men’s League Playoffs)
 TKE 2 vs. Faculty/Staff, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (Recreation League Playoffs)
 Tunes Squad vs. Pippen Ain’t Easy, Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. (Women’s League Playoffs)
 Uncle Drew’s Nephews vs. Kappa Sigma, Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. (Men’s League Championship games will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.  All games are in Canale Arena

OFF-CAMPUS
WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Our neighbors at Lindenwood Christian Church will host the Watoto Children’s Choir on Friday, March 20, performing their new production “Oh, What Love” in Stauffer Hall at 7:00 p.m. Based on the Bible verse, 1 John 3:1, “See what kind of love the father has given us, that
we should be called children of God, and so we are,” the production is a unique worship experience. Underscored with the original sounds and rhythms of Africa, it blends traditional and modern dance. Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease.

Calling All CBU Art Students!

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The Box Gallery at the University Memphis
is calling for entries to its annual “Best of Memphis” juried exhibit — open to all students enrolled in college art classes in the Memphis area. The exhibit is being juried by Joel Parsons, director of the Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College and and owner/operator of Beige, and will open on March 20. Deadline for entries is March 9. Click here for entry instructions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This Week at CBU

FLAG FOOTBALL PRESEASON: Registration is now open online for the 2014 Intramural Flag Football season!  Sign up online at imleagues.com/cbu now as an individual or as a team to compete for the coveted Intramural Championship Shirt. Games will be held at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center and the Liberty Bowl soccer fields. Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu for any questions. Pre-season starts September 2, so sign up today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CBU Exhibitions

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

Nick-Pena

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

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

Kenrick Hall Time Capsule

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As you may know, Kenrick Hall is slated for renovation sometime this year. The CBU Honors Program is creating a Kenrick Hall Time Capsule, and would love to include your memories of the building.

Will you please take a few moments to think of your experiences in Kenrick Hall and send a couple of your favorite memories to Dr. Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu?  Think of your classes, meetings, events, shenanigans, time in-between classes, the classrooms, the basement, the attic, classmates, professors, co-workers, etc. and document your favorite moments for inclusion in the time capsule.

In addition to your memories, you may suggest your ideas about what should be included in the Kenrick Time Capsule, the container for which will be one of the old Kenrick lockers. (Several students already suggested including Dr. Wranovix, but we asked her husband and he won’t allow it.)

This is your chance to be part of history, dont miss it! Send your memories and ideas to tburke@cbu.edu.

Sustain a Book Art Contest: Deadline Near!

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

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

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

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

You can:

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

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

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

“Sustain a Book” Art Contest

It’s a sad fact that old books sometimes fall apart or outlive their usefulness. We can recycle them, but why not be creative and make something entirely new?

Plough Library is now accepting entries for Sustain a Book, a repurposed paper art contest open to CBU students, faculty, and staff. Use an old book of your own, or take one from the Free Books shelf in the library foyer. Please try to use only books in poor condition. The goal of this contest is to give worn or cast-off pages new life.

See the Library’s Pinterest page for project ideas and inspiration.

Entries are due at the Plough Library Reference Desk by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14. Winners will be announced during CBU’s Earth Week festivities.

Criteria:

  1. You may use more than one book, along with any other type of printed paper (newspaper, magazines).
  2. You may use other materials, as long as a book is part of the finished piece.
  3. Try to keep the finished piece under two feet square in dimension.

Questions? Contact Deborah Babb at dbabb@cbu.edu.

Chairs for Charity

The Exchange Club of Memphis has invited members of the CBU community to design and paint chairs for their annual Hands of Hope Auction & Party on March 1. The Exchange Club is a Midtown non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse through parent education, anger management counseling, and group therapy for victims.

Please submit your design idea to Wendy Sumner-Winter (wsumnerw@cbu.edu) by Friday, January 17. Chairs will be provided and artists will be given a gift card for supplies.

 

Mid-South Farm to Table Conference

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CBU is proud to be the host for the 4th annual Mid-South Farm to Table Conference on February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at various locations across campus. Established in 2011, the conference is designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other local food stakeholders to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South. Our vision is one of a thriving local food system that will strengthen farmer livelihoods by connecting more farmers to local consumers; will improve access to fresh produce and increase healthy food consumption; and will stimulate economic development and job creation in the region.

This year we welcome a number of farmers, policy advocates, and scholars from across the region to discuss topics including, but not limited to, urban homesteading, mushroom cultivation, faith-based food justice initiatives, and the role universities can play in building sustainable local food systems. This year’s keynote speakers are Nat Turner, founder of Our School at Blair Grocery in New Orleans; and Chef Miles McMath, Director of Culinary Operations at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More info on the speakers is available at midsouthfarmtotable.wordpress.com.

Registration for the Farm to Table Conference is $25 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch, and evening reception. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/537671 to purchase tickets. Students can contact Sean MacInnes at smacinne@cbu.edu for a special rate.

Kudos

Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) was the subject of a feature article in Vital Signs, the alumni e-newsletter of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. The article, entitled “Malinda Fitzgerald Prepped for Success at Health Science Center,” discusses Dr. Fitzgerald’s research and her work at CBU, including her oversight of the MHIRT program and Alpha Chi honor society.

Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging) has been appointed by Cloud Publications to serve as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology. His immediate task is to form an international editorial board for the journal, which includes Dr. Asit Ray (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering). In addition, Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering/Packaging Minor ’13) serves as technical assistant due to her involvement with various Healthcare Packaging Consortium research projects.  Volume 1 (2013) of the journal, to conclude in December 2013, will feature various packaging research projects performed at the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium since its establishment in 2010.

Jana Travis (Visual & Performing Arts) is one of five artists included in the “RiverArtsFest
Invitational Exhibit” at ANF Architects (1500 Union) October 4-21. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 4 at 5:30-8:30 p.m. The other artists included in the exhibit are Valerie Berlin, Carol Buckman, Jay Etkin and Annabelle Meacham. 

Miniatures by Brother Francisco

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The Plough Library is pleased to present Brother Francisco Martin‘s miniature artwork.  Brother Francisco paints and draws colorful landscapes on found objects such as shells, rocks, tiles, and even lids!  Brother Francisco is also making his work available to student organizations for fundraisers.  Come check out his artwork on the main floor of the Plough Library and contact Brother Francisco about fundraising opportunities.