Founder’s Week Celebration

CBU Community (administration, faculty, staff and students), thank you to all for making Founder’s Week a fine experience as we honored our legacy and celebrated our Lasallian  Heritage with a spirit of Faith and Zeal, looking forward  to future advancements in the spirit of hope and excitement! A special thank you to our Lasallian Collegians, Campus Ministry Team, and the Administration of CBU ensuring a successful Founder’s Week!

— Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut
Director of Mission
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Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut (Director of Mission; left) and President John Smarrelli join Brother Mark Gubbels and Brother Joel Baumeyer, who renewed their vows as Christian Brothers as part of the Founder’s Day Celebration and Community Update for faculty and staff on April 9.

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CBU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administration all got together at CBU Family Night at the Redbirds on April 10 for an evening of food, fun, fellowship, and baseball. More photos available at the CBU Flicker site »» 

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CBU Athletics celebrated its legacy as a part of Founder’s Week by inducting its newest members of the Athletic Hall of Fame at an banquet on April 11. Pictured above is the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 (l-r) Bill Bintz (Basketball ’73), Taneisha Lenon (Basketball ’00), Leon Haag (Basketball ’60), Kenny Greene (Baseball ’84), and Charlie Leonard (Basketball ’75, Coach ’90-97). The Bob Stephenson Service Award was presented to Ed Murphy (’85) to recognize his long-standing service to CBU athletics and student athletes. More photos available at the CBU Flicker site »» 

Founder’s Week

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FEAST DAY MASS OF THE FOUNDER: The CBU community is invited to join the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community to commemorate the life of St. John Baptist de La Salle — patron saint of educators — and the individual on whose legacy we stand. We open Founder’s Week with a Mass of the Founder at 5:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel with Father William Parham, CBU Chaplain, as the celebrant. ALL ARE WELCOME. A reception will follow in Stritch Dining Hall.

LASALLIAN CORE PRINCIPLE MEAL: The Lasallian Collegians invite you to experience this “everyday meal” with extra-ordinary implications on Wednesday, April 8 in Alfonso Dining Hall. 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Come learn about the Five Core Principles of Lasallian Education as you enjoy lunch. You’re guaranteed not to look at these dishes in the same way again

FOUNDER’S WEEK CELEBRATION & COMMUNITY UPDATE: Faculty and staff are invited to a special Founders Day Celebration and Community Update on Thursday, April 9 in the University Theater. Refreshments will be served 12:00-12:30, and Community Updates will begin at 12:30.

AFTERNOON OF SERVICE: The Lasallian Collegians invite you to join them for an afternoon of service in our neighboring community – around De La Salle Elementary. Caritas Village ( 2509 Harvard Ave.) is a community center that provides services and creative outlets to the Binghampton neighborhood. During this project, we will be cleaning up trash around the neighborhood. We need about 20 volunteers with a positive attitude and a CBU t-shirt! We’ll be meeting in front of Student Life at 1:30 p.m. Sign up to volunteer at www.cbu.edu/founders.

CBU STAFF RETREAT – DISCOVERING YOUR LASALLIAN SELF: As part of the celebration of Founder’s Week (April 7-10), Campus Ministry invites all members of the CBU staff to an afternoon of personal reflection and renewal on Friday, April 10 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, free of charge. Check with your supervisor to make sure you’re able to attend, and RSVP to mdobbs1@cbu.edu by April 7.

CBU FAMILY NIGHT AT THE REDBIRDS: Join the CBU Community — administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and Brothers — for an evening of fun and fellowship on Friday, April 10 at 7:05 p.m. in the newly-renovated AutoZone Park for the Redbirds home opener. For more information, please click here.
Student Tickets (Waitlist)
Alumni Tickets
Faculty/Staff Tickets
And don’t forget to vote for a Brother to throw out the first pitch!

Throughout the month of March, the Lasallian Collegians promoted the Lasallian Core Principle of “Quality Education.” Born out of a brainstorm session during a committee meeting, the students wrote the script, recruited the participants, and produced the video above. This video is a true labor of love and appreciation from the students to our faculty and staff. (Special credit to Trey McGinnis for his video skills.)

Join the Nursing Program in Helping Memphis

Greeting to the entire CBU Community:

My name is Roslyn Nichols, and I will be graduating from CBU with a BSN degree in May. As a working Registered Nurse, I’ve never been exposed to so many community needs as I have while completing my recent CBU clinical experiences in what is known as the Memphis Immersion Experience (MIE). During the MIE program, RNs like me engage directly with the community of Memphis to serve those that are less fortunate. We dealt directly with poverty, homelessness, food insecurities, and many other issues pertaining to the welfare of the people of Memphis by serving in many nonprofit organizations.

After doing the MIE program, my mind was totally transformed and the words on the patch on my CBU Nursing bag became ever so more real as we lived out the very mission of CBU: Faith, Service, and Community. I never really thought about being a community resource nurse until I had this life-changing experience where I was met with so many people in so many different stages of life in such need for even the simplest of things we take for granted. After doing this project with my Nursing peers, we felt the need to come together as a community and give back to the organizations that we served.

This is where the entire CBU community can get involved in the mission with the Nursing Program to make an even bigger difference in our community with the various organizations served through our Memphis Immersion Experience for clinical rotations.

The Nursing Program is currently taking donations for the following groups: Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Caritas Village in Binghamton, and the Alzheimer’s Daycare Centers of Memphis (which includes Dorothy’s Place and the Grashot Center). All donations can be delivered in the Nursing Program offices in Buckman Hall 328. We will be accepting donations April 7-17. All donations — no matter how big or small — will be a blessing to these agencies.

Here’s a list of the items most needed:

  • Cans of Vienna sausage
  • Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit or applesauce cups
  • Small packages of peanut butter or cheese crackers
  • Snack bars and granola bars
  • Small individual bags of chips
  • 16 oz. Gatorade or bottled water
  • Individually wrapped snack cakes (such as Little Debbies)
  • Cans of soft drinks
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes
  • 55-gallon trash bags

If you prefer to make a cash donation or write a check to assist with this, simply make it out to CBU Nursing or email Stacey Trotter at strotter@cbu.edu to make a monetary donation to our cause.

Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of such a generous community. CBU has done very well by me as I did enter to learn, and I’m leaving CBU with an even more intense desire to serve.

Sincerely,
Roslyn Nichols, RN (BSN ’15)

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 Tuesday in Lent: Lenten Reflections with Peer Minsters in St. Joseph Hall 10, 7:00 p.m.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is partnering with Life Blood on Monday, March 30 for a blood drive from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. outside of the CBU Bookstore. Your donation of blood can help save up to three lives. Someone needs blood in the United States every two seconds. Make sure you eat before and get a good nights rest. Free t-shirts to donors! You can sign up online for an appointment at this link.

HOW DO YOU LOOK ON PAPER? The Living Learning Communities and Career Services would like to invite any/all CBU students to attend a free Resume Envisioning Dinner Event Monday, March 30 in the LLC 104 Classroom, 5:00-6:15 p.m. Sketch out what your resume for jobs or graduate school looks like now. Then envision with other students over dinner what it could look like when you graduate!  Career Services staff will also explain the purpose and best practices for resumes, and show examples of good student resumes in different job fields. RSVP to Dr. Ben Jordan at  bjordan1@cbu.edu  to attend.

STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS:  Academic Services will hold a meeting in Spain Auditorium for all students who are interested in our Students Helping Students Program on Monday, March 30, at 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. This covers CARLs, PCs, and Peer Mentors. Pizza will be served!  If you are unable to attend this meeting, see Academic Services for handouts after the meeting.

LASALLIAN COLLEGIAN CROSS:  In preparation for Founders Week (April 7-10), the Lasallian Collegians will have a cross in Alfonso Dining Hall during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Members of the CBU community are invited to write prayer requests and intentions to be placed on the cross. This cross will be incorporated into the Founder’s Mass on Tuesday, April 7.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE OF THE CROSS: CBU’s neighbors at Lindenwood Christian Church are presenting a special Good Friday service on April 3 at 5:30 p.m., featuring the Lindenwood Chancel Choir, Orchestra, and Soloists performing motets and selections from the requiems of Mozart, Dubois, and Rutter. Guest clergy for the event will include CBU trustee Msgr. Valentine N. Handwerker (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), Dr. Scott Morris (Church Health Center), Rev. Sonia Louden Walker (First Congregational Church), and Rev. Virzola Law (Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church).

Upcoming Events

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.

autismribbonAUTISM AWARENESS WEEK: Alpha Xi Delta hosts their annual Autism Awareness Week, April 7 through April 10. Each participating organization will be given a blank puzzle piece at the beginning of the week which they must decorate and then turn in on Thursday for judging. The winner of Autism Awareness Week will receive $100 to the charity of their choice! Events include:
 Tuesday, April 7: Light It Up Blue at 8:00 p.m. in front of Bell Tower, followed by Capture the Flag.
Wednesday, April 8: Blue Out Day — everyone wear blue all day. “I Listen Because..” photos in the Quad from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., use hashtag #BucsListenBecause.
 Thursday, April 9: AXD’s AmaXing challenge Xi Marks the Spot scavenger hunt in the Buckman Quad from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Anyone can make a team with a minimum of five people per team for $5 per participant. Winner of “Walk the Plank” will sit in the dunk tank for 30 minutes. ( The ”Walk the Plank” fundraiser nominates a professor from each school is to walk the plank (AKA the dunk tank). There will be donation buckets in the building representing the professor’s school and also in Alfonso during lunch.)
Friday, April 10: Campus-wide Catch a Xi. All the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta will be wearing a plain white shirt and organizations earn points by trying to put all of their signatures on as many t-shirts as possible. Puzzle pieces due to any sister by 5:00 p.m.

CBU’S GOT TALENT: Looking for the next big event on campus?? The Black Student Association will be hosting their annual Talent Show on April 9 in the University Theater, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in Alfonso Dining Hall starting March 2 for only $5. Get yours early because this is one event you don’t want to miss! Do you have a talent? Click here to sign up to perform!  All talents are welcome! For more information contact Adama Sow at asow1@cbu.edu or Jonathan Mosley at jmosley2@cbu.edu.

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CBU STAFF RETREAT – DISCOVERING YOUR LASALLIAN SELF:
As part of the celebration of Founder’s Week (April 7-10), Campus Ministry invites all members of the CBU staff to an afternoon of personal reflection and renewal on Friday, April 10 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, free of charge. Check with your supervisor to make sure you’re able to attend, and RSVP to mdobbs1@cbu.edu by April 7.

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BANQUET: 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.

BROTHER MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The CBU Athletics Department will hold the 27th annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament Monday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Country Club. Registration, with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Individuals may enter for $195, or foursomes are available for $780. All proceeds from this year’s event benefit the CBU Athletics Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund provides the critical support needed to fund small capital improvement projects that keep our programs competitive and sustain institutional health. More info and registration available online »»

Voss-Roberts-2RELIGION LUNCH & LEARN: The CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy presents a lunch and learn with Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts of Wake Forest University on April 13, who will be speaking on the topic of “Feeling My Neighbor’s Faith: Aesthetics and Hindu-Christian Encounter”   in Montesi Executive Center, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Christian encounters with other faith traditions can evoke strong aesthetic reactions, both positive and negative. At the same time, the intensity and meaningfulness of aesthetic experience have often been described in theological terms. Dr. Roberts brings together these insights in her study of Hindu traditions. In this lunch and learn discussion, she will talk about how Hindu theological aesthetics can illuminate the role of art and emotion in interfaith understanding. If you’d like to reserve a boxed lunch, please RSVP to Dr. Emily Holmes at (901) 321-3325 or emily.holmes@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.

PEER MINISTRY RETREAT:  Need a faith refresher? Make the most of this Lenten season and give your spiritual life that much needed boost. In 2014, the CBU Peer Ministers, a group of students dedicated to spreading awareness about the Catholic faith, formed with the desire to encourage a vibrant Catholic identity for the student body. As part of this effort, the Peer Ministers will facilitate a retreat on April 25 in the Canale Skybox, 12:30-6:00 p.m. — complete with faith-sharing, fellowship, reflection, Mass… and of course food. To register for the retreat, click here. The cost to attend this retreat is $20.00 per person and can be turned in via cash or check to Br. Tom Sullivan or Mrs. Cyndy Benton in the Office of Campus Ministry.

OFF CAMPUS EVENTS
THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: 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. Sunday, April 19 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2:00-3:00 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.

Lasallian Collegians: Core Principle for March

For the month of March, Lasallian Collegians want to focus on the core principle of Quality Education. As you know, CBU is a great school providing a top-notch education. Providing a quality education was important to St. John Baptist de La Salle. In order to celebrate and recognize those individuals that have dedicated their lives to providing a quality education to us, the Lasallian Collegians are holding a “Thank You” Letter Writing Campaign (see above in “Events This Week”). Come by Sabbatini Lounge Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday during lunch (11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.) and write a thank you letter to a professor. Letters will be distributed the in the following weeks.

Upcoming Events

I SPEAK FOR MYSELF: As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will host a panel discussion entitled “I Speak for Myself” on the topic of feminism and femininity from the perspective of Muslim women. The discussion will be held in Spain Auditorium on March 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m. All members of the CBU Community are welcome!

WHAT “NO” MEANS:  Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Science) will present an engaging discussion on consent, sexual activity, and the dynamics between women and men on March 26 as part of the Women’s History Month Series at CBU. The discussion will take place in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center at 3:30 p.m.

THE MESSAGE SCREENING: As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association will screen the The Message in Buckman Hall 358 on March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This 1977 film is a must-see movie depicting the birth of Islam, followed by a discussion with those present.

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FOOD & 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. Copies of Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology will be available for purchase at a 10% discount. Sponsored by the CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith.

CBU’S GOT TALENT: Looking for the next big event on campus?? The Black Student Association will be hosting their annual Talent Show on March 27 in the University Theater, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale in Alfonso Dining Hall starting March 2 for only $5. Get yours early because this is one event you don’t want to miss! Do you have a talent? Click here to sign up to perform!

STEEL TOES TO STILETTOS: The Society of Women Engineers is hosting its 4th Annual Steel Toes to Stilettos Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Friday, March 27 at Just For Lunch in Chickasaw Oaks Plaza (3092 Poplar), starting at 6:00 p.m. There will be hors d¹oeuvres, live music, wine tasting and beer tasting. Single tickets are $30, or a pair of tickets are $50. The funds go towards free engineering workshops for high school and middle school girls that SWE offers every semester. The objective of the workshops is to interest more girls in STEM programs. The funds also support travel costs for SWE students attending the national conference, where they learn many skills for the future and are provided a chance to apply for internships—as well as jobs upon graduation. For information on purchasing advance tickets, visit www.steeltoestostilettos.com.

fishfryTKE FISH-FRY & TEETER-TOTTER: Want a great meal… and to help amazing children??  The CBU Community is invited to join Tau Kappa Epsilon on Friday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Buckman Quad for their annual Fish Fry and Teeter-Totter benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year, the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta are co-sponsoring the event. Come by to get a plate of fish, hush puppies, fries, slaw, and dessert! Through the generous support of campus partners, TKE is proud to say that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the hospital.
$10.00 for Faculty, staff and other adults
$5.00 for CBU students and kids under 12.
Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon will be visiting faculty and staff offices this week to offer ticket purchases.

BIZWOMEN MENTORING MONDAY: Join the Memphis Business Journal for its Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event on March 30 in Canale Arena, 7:00-9:00 a.m. The event will offer the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven-minute conversations. The attendees will stand in line and wait for a particular mentor or move to the next mentor available. This will allow the attendees to network with each other while they are waiting, which is just as important as the coaching sessions. The quick turnaround is organized chaos which will be fast, fun, and fulfilling as everyone gets the chance to meet new people and gain new insights. Single tickets are $30 ($27 for MBJ subscribers). Click here to purchase tickets.

GRADUATION FAIR: Graduating students are required to attend this event. Graduates may attend one of the two sessions, 12:00-1:30 p.m. or 4:30-6:30 p.m. Students will receive an email on Monday, March 24 with the links to the two surveys. The average time you will need to set aside for the grad fair is about 30 minutes. Photographers will take cap and gown (loaned for the shoot) photos of graduating students at the Grad Fair. There is no sitting fee and no obligation to purchase. Proofs will be emailed to students within 48 hours of the sitting. Click here for Graduation Requirements! 

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.

CBU STAFF RETREAT – DISCOVERING YOUR LASALLIAN SELF: As part of the celebration of Founder’s Week (April 7-10), Campus Ministry invites all members of the CBU staff to an afternoon of personal reflection and renewal on Friday, April 10 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided, free of charge. Check with your supervisor to make sure you’re able to attend, and RSVP to mdobbs1@cbu.edu by April 7.

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME BANQUET: 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.

BROTHER MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The CBU Athletics Department will hold the 27th annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament Monday, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Country Club. Registration, with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Individuals may enter for $195, or foursomes are available for $780. All proceeds from this year’s event benefit the CBU Athletics Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund provides the critical support needed to fund small capital improvement projects that keep our programs competitive and sustain institutional health. More info and registration available online »»

Voss-Roberts-2RELIGION LUNCH & LEARN: The CBU Department of Religion & Philosophy presents a lunch and learn with Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts of Wake Forest University on April 13, who will be speaking on the topic of “Feeling My Neighbor’s Faith: Aesthetics and Hindu-Christian Encounter”   in Montesi Executive Center, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Christian encounters with other faith traditions can evoke strong aesthetic reactions, both positive and negative. At the same time, the intensity and meaningfulness of aesthetic experience have often been described in theological terms. Dr. Roberts brings together these insights in her study of Hindu traditions. In this lunch and learn discussion, she will talk about how Hindu theological aesthetics can illuminate the role of art and emotion in interfaith understanding.

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.

OFF CAMPUS EVENTS
DEALING WITH RADICAL ISLAM: 
As part of the month-long Muslims in Memphis celebration, the CBU Muslim Students’ Association invites the CBU Community to attend a speech by the Rhodes College professor and cleric Yasir Qadhi, who has recently been targeted by the Islamic State terror group, at the Germantown Center Great Hall on March 29 at 4:45 p.m.. RSVP at this link.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE OF THE CROSS: CBU’s neighbors at Lindenwood Christian Church are presenting a special Good Friday service on April 3 at 5:30 p.m., featuring the Lindenwood Chancel Choir, Orchestra, and Soloists performing motets and selections from the requiems of Mozart, Dubois, and Rutter. Guest clergy for the event will include CBU trustee Msgr. Valentine N. Handwerker (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), Dr. Scott Morris (Church Health Center), Rev. Sonia Louden Walker (First Congregational Church), and Rev. Virzola Law (Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church).

THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK: 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. Sunday, April 19 at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 2:00-3:00 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.

Welcome Lewis University Students and Staff!

Welcome to the Lewis University — our sister Lasallian University — faculty, staff and students who are traveling while on Spring Break to Memphis and then on to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama! Four students and three members of the staff will join us Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week as part of a Social Justice group that is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Lewis students and faculty/staff will  be hosted by the Lasallian Collegians and the De La Salle Christian Brothers living on campus at Lambert Hall. Welcome to the Lewis Flyers!

Rice Bowl Project

ricebowlPeer Ministers and Campus Ministry are teaming up to raise money for Catholic Relief Services via the Rice Bowl project. Each student organization will be given a couple of Rice Bowls to fill with change throughout the Lenten Season. Collection of the money each week will be Friday night. The organization with the most money raised each week will be announced in the weekly edition of the Connection as well as on the TVs in the Alfonso Dining Hall and the Buc and social media sites. If your organization would like to be involved, contact Matt Winemiller at mwinemil@cbu.edu or Lauren Harrett at lharrett@cbu.edu. Rice Bowls can be picked up from Matt Winemiller or from Brother Tom Sullivan in Campus Ministry.

What is Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl? Forty years ago, Catholics in the United States wanted to respond to the famine in Africa. Could we feed the hungry through Lenten prayers, fasting, and almsgiving? The answer was YES — and it came in the form of a small cardboard box. Forty years later, it still does. And now there’s an app for that too! Check out the CRS Rice Bowl App to get more involved: Android» Apple»

 

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.

Lasallian Collegians: Core Principles for February

This month the Lasallian Collegians would like to focus on two very relevant principles: ‘Concern for the Poor and Social Justice‘ and ‘Respect for All Persons.’ These two are centered around the Lasallian ideal of inclusiveness, that is keeping others in mind no matter there background, race, or ethnicity. In keeping with this thought, it is fitting that we focus on these two principles throughout Black History Month. There will be many events over the course of this month that revolve around this idea of respecting all people. Be on the lookout for upcoming events, not only from the Lasallian Collegians but from many organizations that will be promoting these principles in honor of Black History month.

Don’t forget to check out the Lasallian Collegians social media for updates:
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CBULasallianCollegians
• Instagram: @cbulasalliancollegians
• Twitter: @cbu_lcc

Lasallian Collegians: February’s Core Principles

Thanks to all who came out to the “Cookies, Cocoa, and Collars” event last week! Everyone had a great time (and we’re pretty sure Brother Robert really enjoyed his cake)!

This month, the Lasallian Collegians are going to talk about two principles that go hand in hand: Respect for All Persons and Concern for the Poor and Social Justice.

Let’s think about Concern for the Poor and Social Justice. Service is everywhere at CBU. All of the organizations have a special cause that is near to their heart, and the entire campus comes out to help for September of Service. Did you know that this spirit of serving can be traced to way back in the day… like almost 400 years ago?

De La Salle’s concern was for the poor, the neglected, and the overlooked. Although he came from a wealthy family and was set for the rest of his life, he gave all of his money away to help the poor. He also gave up his comfort to teach and lead the De La Salle Christian Brothers.  As we go about our day today, let’s reflect on De La Salle’s sacrifice and how we can share his serving spirit with others. Have a nifty day!

 

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.

 

Thanks from the Angels

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The Community of St. Therese of Lisieux was completely amazed at the outpouring of support from the CBU Community during the holidays. Campus Ministry is grateful and proud to say that every Angel from the CBU Angel Tree was taken, and every area from our CBU family contributed — students, staff, faculty, clubs, sororities, fraternities, athletes — what a demonstration of Lasallian spirit!

The thank-you cards coming in from the residents of St. Therese have been so heartfelt; here are just a few snippets:

  • “I can’t express how grateful I am you came to our place, took a list of wishes and made it a real Christmas for me.”
  • “I never had anything so nice happen in my life.”
  • “Thank You! For caring about me and please come back soon.”
  • “THANK YOU for making my Christmas amazing!! Bless you”
  • “Thank you for making us feel we are a part of the community and you care about us.”
  • “I have never had things so warm and a clock and book, everything so special.  Thank you for caring.”

Campus Ministry thanks everyone at CBU for sharing our mission!

Lasallian Collegians: January’s Core Principle

The core principle for January is Faith in the Presence of God. Sometimes, especially when things are getting tough, it can be difficult to have faith that everything will be okay. We talked to a few people on campus and asked them how they keep their faith and what this principle means to them.

One student said that “Faith in the Presence of God means unconditional love and [that] God is the top priority in my life.”

Another student said that this principle is a helpful reminder that “God is the supporting parent that is always there for you and that you can pray to for help when you need it. He’s like a backstage deckhand that you don’t always see but you know that He is running the show.”

Yet another student remarked that “Faith in the presence of God can have many different interpretations. In my eyes, this core principle means to live a life as if God is always watching you. It means to take pride in the fact (in others words, have faith) that God is looking out for you and that he has a plan for you…basically he is in control of the decisions you make and is there to give you guidance when needed.”

“Faith in the presence of God for me means to know that God has plans for me, plans for good and not for evil, which give me a future and a hope. And it is through that hope and trust in God that assist my walk with Him every day. We are always to be grateful for what God has done and will do in our lives if we continue to love and walk humbly with God daily,” said another student.

What does Faith in the Presence of God mean to you? Post it on the Lasallian Collegians Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CBULasallianCollegians.

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!

Campus Ministry News

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Three CBU students and four Christian Brothers attended SEEK 2015 in Nashville, January 1-5, sponsored by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). CBU participants joined over 9,500 students from public and private universities across the country to answer the question Christ asked his disciples: What do you seek? (John 1:38) – What moves you in your life and in your faith? The program consisted of keynote speakers, small group impact sessions, fellowship, prayer experiences, and evening entertainment. Pictured above are (l-r): Br. Tom Sullivan, John Buttross (Biology ’17), Clare Sauser (Natural Science ’18), Ben Kueter (Chemistry ’18), Br. Paulos Welday, Br. Dominic Ehrmantraut, and Br. Getachew Alemayehu.

This Week at CBU

DAILY ADVENT READINGS: Campus Ministry has provided a link to the Midwest District website for daily Advent reflections as we prepare once again for the celebration of Christ’s birth. You can find the link at www.cbu.edu/campus-ministry. Campus Ministry will continue to pray for the entire CBU community as the Advent season continues.

pancakesPANCAKE STUDY BREAK: The Office of Student Life invites CBU students to attend the Pancake Study Break this Wednesday evening from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. There will be a special coffee bar with extra flavors and add-ins, plus special treats.  The meal will feature pancakes, sausage links, tater tots, and more.  At 7:00 p.m., students are invited to get in the Christmas spirit with special events and prize drawings.

 

CBU Angel Tree

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The Physician Assistant Program
made the first donations to CBU’s Angel Tree for the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux, a two-year residential support program for women who have survived abuse, trafficking, homelessness and addiction. Pictured above are PA students Tara Wander, Natalie Ibrahim, and Gina Sabbatini.

This year’s gift recipients include five women (ages 20, 61, 47, 35, and 17) and three children (ages 7 months, 2½, and 5). Please contact Margretta Dobbs in Campus Ministry for gift suggestions and clothing sizes — mdobbs1@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3509.
Sponsored by SGA and Campus Ministry
Please tape your Angel to wrapped package and drop off at Campus Ministry Offices by December 15.
Thank you and God Bless!

CBU Angel Tree

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Angel Tree for the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux
A two-year residential support program for women who have survived abuse, trafficking, homelessness and addiction.

This year’s gift recipients include five women (ages 20, 61, 47, 35, and 17) and three children (ages 7 months, 2½, and 5). Please contact Margretta Dobbs in Campus Ministry for gift suggestions and clothing sizes — mdobbs1@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3509.
Sponsored by SGA and Campus Ministry
Please tape your Angel to wrapped package and drop off at Campus Ministry Offices by December 15.
Thank you and God Bless!

Being “Young Lasallians”

The Lasallian Collegians thank to all who came out to support the movie they brought to campus, When the Game Stands Tall. The event was a success, judging by the  applause and cheering that went on during and after the movie. About 150 people came out and had a great time! Keep an eye out for the next event! (And if you missed the event but still want to see the movie, the DVD comes out on December 9, and it is still showing at the discount Malco in Bartlett.)

dustinperryBefore the movie began, CBU alum and CBHS math teacher Dustin Perry (Mathematics ’10) spoke about his Lasallian journey and what it means to be  a Young Lasallian. Young Lasallians, according to lasalle.org, are 16-35 year-old “adolescents and young adults who are moved by the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, to be an active agents of change against poverty and injustice as they affect the lives of the young, especially the poor.” The site also says that Young Lasallians are “Responding to an invitation/call; On a journey; Living the Lasallian Values and Principles.” We are proud to say that we are Young Lasallians, and we hope that you feel that way too!

This Week at CBU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News at CBU

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

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

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

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

Lasallian Collegians Update

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Last week, the some of the Lasallian Collegians helped with CBU’s Food Recovery Network, which takes leftover food from the cafeteria and delivers it to locations that distribute food to people in need. Together, we harvested 67 pounds of food and delivered it to Memphis Union Mission. Check out the picture of everyone in their cool hairnets!

Many people have heard of St. John Baptist de La Salle, but might not know more than just his name. John Baptist de La Salle was a priest in 18th Century France. He noticed the number of children that were not getting an education and decided to do something about it. He formed a group of laymen whose goal was to educate: not just the wealthy; but everyone. He renounced his position of Canon and gave up his wealth to form the community of Brothers that we know today as the De La Salle Christian Brothers. The Brothers you see on campus take vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience in order to be a part of this community and to teach. Did you read that? They give up most EVERYTHING to provide an education to students like us. Wowzers.

Remember, Friday, November 14 will be the showing of When the Game Stands Tall, in the University Theater, 6:00-9:00 p.m. See This Week at CBU above — This is a super nifty movie. The Lasallian Collegians hope to see you there!

News at CBU

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MISSION TRIP TO HAIITI: The CBU Nursing Program headed back to Haiti on November 1 for their Fall Mission Trip. Nursing students and faculty from the program go to Haiti twice a year with the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership to serve at St. Vincent’s School for Handicapped Children in downtown Port-au- Prince. The CBU nurses see the children in clinic and also take food, medicines, and school supplies. Pictured above are (l-r, standing) Tiffany Gardner, Heather Ayers, Dr. Marie Bredy, Stephanie Baggett, Heather Leland, Laura Scott, Dr. Sue Trzynka, and (seated) Denise Watkins and Suzanne Wilson.

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STEMM KICK-OFF:
CBU and Christian Brothers High School kicked off a new program with a workshop at CBU on October 31. The new program, in conjunction with the CBU-CBHS collaborative STEMM Co-LaB, is  a teacher-training program on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) education theory and practice and its applicability across all disciplines of instruction. Dr. Angela MoranProfessor of Mechanical Engineering & STEM Program Director, United States Naval Academy (pictured above), was the keynote speaker for the workshop. CBU’s Education Department is offering a graduate certificate program in STEMM Education, which includes the study of STEMM teaching principles, project-based learning methods, collaborative learning and assessment, and a focus on integration of mathematics and computer programming skills. Click here for more info »»

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FOOD DRIVE: Campus Ministry
and the Black Student Association conducted a campus food drive (“Trick or Treat for Others to Eat!”) to benefit the Exchange Club of Memphis October 14-31. Participating teams included ZTA, Alpha Xi Delta, NPHC, BSA/NAACP/Divine Voices Gospel Choir, Freshman Experience, Campus Ministry, and Dr. Mary Kelly James’ Human Sexuality class. Together the teams collected 237 items of food. The combined team of BSA/Divine Voices/NAACP were the winning team, bringing in a total of 110 cans.

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TRANSPORT PACKAGING WORKSHOP: The CBU Certified Packaging Lab hosted a Transport Packaging Workshop for 14 area high school students on October 28. They learned how a paper-based box was designed and cut, how compression box strength was determined, how the Edge Crush Test and pre-shipment tests were performed.  More pictures of the event can be viewed at the CBU Packaging Facebook page.

NEW TEST PROTOCOL: The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) has recently added a new test protocol, 6-AMAZON.com-B, to the list of protocols the CBU Certified Packaging Lab is certified to perform commercially. The test is a general simulation test for heavy and/or bulky packaged-products shipped through Amazon’s distribution system to final customer destinations. This brings the total number of certified test protocols for the CBU lab to 14 out of 29 ISTA test protocols.

Lasallian Collegians: All in the Family

Greetings from the Lasallian Collegians Committee! This week, we thought it appropriate to talk about the Lasallian network/family we have. There are 1,049 Lasallian schools in over 80 countries, covering elementary through college education (as of December 2012 according to lasalle.org). One of the nifty things about attending a Lasallian school is that all of the other Lasallian students in the world are like our extended family. I bet you didn’t know you had cousins in Brazil!

As you may know, some of our Lasallian family were recently highlighted via Hollywood! On Friday, November 14, the Lasallian Collegians will sponsor a viewing of When the Game Stands Tall, a movie about our family at De La Salle High School in California (and how their football team did well: on and off the field!). The event will start at 6:00 p.m. and feature the movie, a guest speaker, and a light reception. Check back next for the location   — the event is free, and we hope to see you there!

This Week at CBU

CLASS RING SALE: The ring you want, at the price you’ve been waiting for: Up to 40% off select Jostens college rings at the CBU Bookstore! Don’t miss this opportunity to save on your CBU college ring!
• October 27: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 4:30-6:00 p.m.
• October 28: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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DEATH WARMED OVER:
 Death Warmed Over (whose current lineup includes Deana Sanford, Jack Hargett, Steve Ritter, and Stan Eisen) will be playing a lunchtime benefit concert for LeBonheur Children¹s Medical Center on Tuesday, October 28, in Alfonso Dining Hall starting at 12:30 p.m. BRING $$.

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

TALK ON SEXUAL ASSAULT: The President’s Commission on Women Presents a talk by Dr. Anne Kenworthy (VP for Enrollment Management) on Thursday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Unfortunately, sexual assault is a part of our society. Whether or not you realize it, you know someone who has been hurt by sexual assault. The goals of this presentation are to: 1) learn the effects of sexual assault so you may be better able to support a victim, and 2) help you recognize signals to look for to avoid being victimized. The information will be presented in the context of a personal experience. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

HOME RUN DERBY: The CBU Lady Buc Softball Team is hosting a Home Run Derby fundraiser on Friday, October 31 (Halloween!) at Bland Field. The women’s division will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the men’s division will begin as soon as a women’s champion is named. Check in will start at 3:30 for both men’s and women’s teams. The cost to enter is $5 per player (with five players per team). Individuals without a team wanting to play are welcome to sign up and will placed on a team. Students, faculty, and alumni are all welcome to play. Coed teams will be playing in the men’s division. Sign-ups will begin starting on Monday, October 27 in Alfonso. Once signed up, players will be emailed a copy of the rules.  Costumes are also encouraged!

pumpkin-23439_640-(1)CBU HALLOWEEN PARTY: Classic Halloween-style dance featuring spooky musical throwbacks, a costume contest, and more! Alfonso Dining Hall and Sabbatini Lounge, 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. It’s so much fun, it’s SCAAAAARRRRYYY!!

MAGNIFICAT DAY OF FAITH: The Catholic Diocese of Memphis and the Lumen Civitatis Foundation invite everyone to experience its Magnificat Day in Memphis on Saturday, November 1 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (registration starts at 7:00 a.m.) Keynote speakers are Fr. Robert Barron, creator and host of Catholicism (a groundbreaking, award–winning documentary series), and Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP, editor of Magnificat publication. The Magnificat Day celebration will conclude with a public Eucharistic Procession through the heart of Memphis. For more information and to register for this event, visit www.magnificat.com.

$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).

Lasallian Collegians: Defining “Lasallian”

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First, the Lasallian Collegians want to thank everyone who came out to the study break during exam week. There was a great turnout, and everyone had fun!

Each week, the Lasallian Collegians will share something about our Lasallian heritage with you through the Connection. This week, we are going to define Lasallian!

Being Lasallian means different things to different people, but in a general sense, being Lasallian focuses on living out the values abbreviated by “Faith, Service, and Community.” A Lasallian is one who strives to look out for others, and not just himself, someone who strives to include all the people around him.

Everyone at CBU is Lasallian because they attend a Lasallian school, but do you strive to maintain these ideals? Can you see them acted out by the people around you? The goal of the Lasallian Collegians is to promote the Lasallian ideals and get the entire CBU community excited about our incredible heritage. We hope you will start to become more aware of not just the definitions, but also how the principles are at work in your life.

 

Lasallian Day Memphis

TOGETHER AND BY ASSOCIATION!

Please Join Brother Larry Schatz, Provincial of the Midwest District, for the Second Annual Gathering of the Christian Brothers & Lasallian Family in the greater Memphis area on Wednesday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden Goldsmith Room. Single tickets are $20 or tables of eight can be purchased for $160, payable at the door or online. Ticket prices include salad, choice of panini, and dessert. Please RSVP by October 28 to Megan Davison at (630) 323-3725, ext. 218 or at www.cbmidwest.org/WP1/lasallian-days.