Grizzlies Tickets

grizFan Experience Tickets for Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets, Thursday, January 29! Sign up now for a FREE ticket to see the Memphis Grizzlies take on the Denver Nuggets at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29 at the FedExForum. Students receiving tickets will be invited to the Fan Tunnel at halftime to high-five Memphis Grizzlies as the players run out on the court. Tickets are limited, so sign up online now at www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs.

See the World in a New Light

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See the world in a new light by studying abroad.
Study in London and Paris in May 2015 and broaden your horizons. Take courses in International Finance and Global studies and experience the life of London and Paris.  There are many amazing sights include Buckingham Palace, House of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, and you may even spot the royal family. Experience the world for yourself, as it will have great advantages in your future careers and in life. Study Abroad now has four $500 dollar need- based stipends for qualified students who are traveling abroad this year. For more information on the London Paris trip or stipends click here.

$$$$$ FLASH FOR LONDON/PARIS STUDY TRIP! In addition to the four $500 need-based stipends for the trip, there are now four $300 scholarships for students who have travelled before with CBU on a study trip or have spent a semester abroad on a CBU program. Early applications are advised. Request educational travel for your Christmas gifts and remind family and friends that Amy Ware, Director of Career Services at CBU, indicates that international learning experiences enhance your resume. Applications available on the Study Abroad website.

Buccaneer Bulletin

STANDINGS
The CBU Bucs finished No. 18 in the final NSCAA/Continental Tire Division II Men’s National Soccer Rankings. The Bucs went 14-3-1, earning the No. 2 seed in the NCAA South Regional but falling in penalty kicks to Saint Leo. The Bucs are the only GSC team in the rankings, and they are one of three South Region teams in the final poll.
CBU’s Buccaneer basketball team climbed to No. 20 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Poll and No. 17 in the D2SIDA Media Poll last week. In the NABC poll, the Bucs rose four spots to No. 20, and they are the top-ranked GSC team and the third of four South Region teams in the rankings. In the D2SIDA poll, the Bucs are the only GSC team in the rankings, and they are also the third of three South Region teams in the poll.

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (5-2, 3-1 GSC)
12/11: Bucs 68, Delta State 72 (at Canale Arena)
12/13: Bucs 77, Mississippi College 70 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (3-6, 1-3 GSC)
12/11: Lady Bucs 61, Delta State 40 (at Canale Arena)
12/13: Lady Bucs 45Mississippi College 56 (at Canale Arena)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 7:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 7:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 5:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 5:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

This Week at CBU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

London & Paris: May 2015

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

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-1, 2-0 GSC)
12/04: Bucs 73, Lee University 70 (at Cleveland, TN)
12/06: Bucs 74, Shorter University 61 (at Rome, GA)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (2-5, 0-2 GSC)
12/04: Lady Bucs 51, Lee University 78 (at Cleveland, TN)
12/06: Lady Bucs 64, Shorter University 66 (at Rome, GA)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/11: Delta State University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/13: Mississippi College (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/11: Delta State University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/13: Mississippi College (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 7:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 7:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 5:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 5:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

News at CBU

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

Spring Break in Spain, London & Paris in May

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

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

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

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

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

Student/Faculty Rush Tickets

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The Orpheum is offering $20 tickets available for students, teachers and school staff members for the performances of A Christmas Story, The Musical on the evenings of Wednesday, November 26, and Sunday, November 30. Military personnel can also purchase $20 tickets for the Sunday night show. The details are below, and more information is at http://bit.ly/1z3j8Nj or (901) 525-3000.

The discounted tickets will go on sale at the main box office about half an hour before showtime. Two tickets can be purchased per valid school or military ID on a first come first serve basis for the best available seats (no choice in seats). ID required for 18+. Not valid toward previous purchases.

Upcoming Events

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CBU CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION:
 Dr. and Mrs. John Smarrelli Jr., the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community, and the Student Government Association invite the entire CBU community to the annual Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 4 in Alfonso Dining Hall and at the CBU Christmas Tree. Food, photos with Santa, Angel Tree, and great Christmas music! Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m., with the Tree Lighting at approximately 6:30 p.m. RSVP to the Santa Hotline at 321-3082 or rsvp@cbu.edu.

DIVINE VOICES GOSPEL CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Come out and support the Divine Voices’ first holiday concert and enjoy all of your favorite Christmas songs from “Hallelujah Chorus” to “This Christmas”! You don’t want to miss this festive night! ENJOY the Christmas Spirit! CELEBRATE the birth of Jesus Christ! SING along to Christmas Classics! FREE admission, cider, and cookies! Friday, December 5 in the University Theater, 7:00 p.m.

THE NUTCRACKER: More than 100 professional dancers, children, musicians and vocalists make this holiday tradition the one to see, and an extraordinary experience for all. With magical sets that change before your eyes, snowflakes trickling from the sky and dances from around the world, Ballet MemphisNutcracker lifts everyone into the holiday spirit. Saturday, December 13, at the Orpheum Theatre. CBU Student Life will have 20 tickets available soon — check the CBU Recreation & Community Involvement website to see when you can sign up for tickets!

 

 

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.

Make your Spring Semester Pop!

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With the first semester almost over, make your Spring semester “pop” by going to London and Paris or Southern Spain.

Explore the Moroccan Mystic ambience, Generalife Gardens, the Mosque-Cathedral, Synagogue, cafes, and more while having fun, learn about renewable energies. You can take a 1-credit or 3-credit renewable energy course or economics course and visit the Abengoa Plant and Vejer De la Fontera Wind turbine facility.

If Spain is not your cup of tea, then wander the streets of London and Paris. Enjoy the culture London and Paris have to offer by seeing Kensington, House of Parliament, St. Paul Cathedral, changing of the guards, and more. This trip offers a Global Studies course and Finance 437.  Both trips are open to all students. For more information click here.

The Study Abroad office is having an interest meeting November 13 at 1:15 in Buckman Hall Room 357. Current trips, future trips, semesters abroad, and other Q & A will be discussed.

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.

Upcoming Events

JUVENILE JUSTICE SUMMIT: The CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present a Juvenile Justice Summiton Tuesday, November 18 in Spain Auditorium. Confirmed panelists include  Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell; Memphis Mayor A C Wharton; Andrew Collins of Stain Your BrainCharlie Caswell, executive director of the Rangeline Neighborhood CDCThomas Coupé,Supervising Attorney for Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court; Avis Lamar, Youth Court Coordinator for Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County; and a representative from the Memphis Police Department. The discussion will be led and moderated by CBU’s NAACP members and we will solicit questions via a live Twitter feed with the hashtag #CBUJJ. A reception will precede the summit at 5:00 p.m., with the panel discussion beginning at 6:00 p.m. Engage in this community conversation and learn about the roles in the juvenile justice system, including the part you can play! Email naacp@cbu.edu for more information.

STRESS REDUCTION THROUGH MEDITATION: Please join us for a meditation workshop on Wednesday, November 19 in the LLC Classroom, 1:00-1:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy), this workshop will cover basic techniques of mindfulness meditation to help focus our attention and awareness as we begin a very busy and frequently stressful time of the year.

THANKSGIVING LUNCH: Skip breakfast on Thursday, November 20 and save room for a  Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

fleshmadewordREADING & RECEPTION: The President’s Commission on Women presents a reading by Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) on November 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Plough Library. Dr. Holmes will be reading from her book, Flesh Made Word: Medieval Women Mystics, Writing, and the Incarnation, in which she displays how medieval women writers expanded traditional theology through the incarnational practice of writing and draws inspiration for feminist theology from the writings of these medieval women mystics as well as French feminist philoso­phers of écriture féminine. 

CBU’s GOT TALENT: Are you a performer? If so, the BSA is looking for people who are interested in participating in this year’s “CBU’s Got Talent” Talent Show on November 21 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m.

PETER PAN: Join Student Life at the Playhouse on the Square on November 22 at 7:00 p.m. for Peter Pan. The boy who won’t grow up is flying with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling in this musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie. Peter leads the gang to Neverland where they encounter the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile, and the sprightly fairy Tinker Bell. Tickets are limited so sign up now at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Dr. and Mrs. John Smarrelli Jr., the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community, and the Student Government Association invite the entire CBU community to the annual Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 4 in Alfonso Dining Hall and at the CBU Christmas Tree. Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m., with the Tree Lighting at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to the Santa Hotline at 321-3082 or rsvp@cbu.edu.

Fresh Reads: Dinaw Mengestu at CBU

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

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

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

 

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.

Why Studying Abroad is Good For You

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

JUVENILE JUSTICE SUMMIT: The CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present a Juvenile Justice Summiton Tuesday, November 16 in Spain Auditorium. Confirmed panelists include  Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Police Director Tony ArmstrongAndrew Collins of Stain Your Brain, and Charlie Caswell executive director of the Rangeline Neighborhood CDC.  The discussion will be led and moderated by CBU’s NAACP members and we will solicit questions via a live Twitter feed with the hashtag #CBUJJ. A reception will precede the summit at 5:00 p.m., with the panel discussion beginning at 6:00 p.m. Engage in this community conversation and learn about the roles in the juvenile justice system, including the part you can play! Email naacp@cbu.edu for more information.

STRESS REDUCTION THROUGH MEDITATION: Please join us for a meditation workshop on Wednesday, November 19 in the LLC Classroom, 1:00-1:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy), this workshop will cover basic techniques of mindfulness meditation to help focus our attention and awareness as we begin a very busy and frequently stressful time of the year.

THANKSGIVING LUNCH: Skip breakfast on Thursday, November 20 and save room for a  Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

fleshmadewordREADING & RECEPTION: The President’s Commission on Women presents a reading by Dr. Emily A. Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) on November 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Plough Library. Dr. Holmes will be reading from her book, Flesh Made Word: Medieval Women Mystics, Writing, and the Incarnation, in which she displays how medieval women writers expanded traditional theology through the incarnational practice of writing and draws inspiration for feminist theology from the writings of these medieval women mystics as well as French feminist philoso­phers of écriture féminine. 

CBU’s GOT TALENT: Are you a performer? If so, the BSA is looking for people who are interested in participating in this year’s “CBU’s Got Talent” Talent Show on November 21 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m.

PETER PAN: Join Student Life at the Playhouse on the Square on November 22 at 7:00 p.m. for Peter Pan. The boy who won’t grow up is flying with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling in this musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie. Peter leads the gang to Neverland where they encounter the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile, and the sprightly fairy Tinker Bell. Tickets are limited so sign up now at www.tinyurl.com/cbutrips

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).

CBU in the Community

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students visited JIFF on October 14. JIFF is a non-profit working with at risk youth assigned to them by the juvenile court system.  Enactus will work with the youth for the next eight weeks, delivering a curriculum on financial literacy.  Pictured above (l-r) are: Yuki Namba (project lead), Shelby Tate, Katelyn Graham, Michael MacMiller, Ashley Winston, and Bev Vitali.

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The CBU Lady Buc Softball Team worked the busiest water station on the course of the Greenline Half Marathon on Saturday, October 11. The race benefits the Shelby Farms Greenline and its efforts to lower the carbon footprint to Shelby Farms Park and the city of Memphis. The marathon is also the first sustainable sporting event in Tennessee, as certified by the Council for Responsible Sport.

 

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.

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

CBU and Harding Collaborate on Engineering Courses and First Robotics

harding1Dr. Eric Welch (Electrical Engineering) and Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering) are offering a dual enrollment course for 16 juniors and seniors at Harding Academy during both the fall and spring semesters. This program was set up to introduce high school students to the engineering profession and is being partially funded by an external donor.

The fall class, ENGR 100: Exploring Engineering, teaches students the basics of electrical and mechanical systems, computer aided design and C programming.  During the semester, they are challenged to build electric motors, sliding valve steam engines, a simple robot, and other projects. In addition, they learn about the various engineering disciplines and career opportunities.

Starting in January, the students will be enrolled in ECE 101: Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving. Using the material they learned from the fall term, the students will work for six consecutive weeks on building a robot for the regional FIRST Robotics Competition, a qualifying event scheduled to be held in Little Rock, March 4-7, 2015. If successful, the team plans to advance to the national competition held later in the semester.

This Week at CBU

CBU_TeddyTEDDY BEAR DRIVE: The Student Government Association is holding a Teddy Bear Drive this week to benefit the children at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. Every child who visits the Memphis Child Advocacy Center for the first time gets to choose a brand new teddy bear from our Bear Wall. Every bear is a comforting symbol of love and protection. You can help by donating bears or other items from the current Memphis Child Advocacy Center wish list. Bears should be new and at least 10″ tall. The CAC also has need for bottled water, healthy snacks and juices: prepackaged/ individual (please no nut products), paper towels/facial tissue, stickers, gift cards (Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s, Kroger, Lowe’s or Home Depot), chalk/magic markers, backpacks, and monetary donations. Any of these can be dropped off to the SGA Office in Student Life any time this week.

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PHI BETA SIGMA WEEK: The Alpha Beta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity invites the campus to join in their celebration of 100 Years of Brotherhood, 100 Years of Scholarship, 100 Years of Service, and Spiritual Motivation for 100 More Years. Events will include:
 Breakfast for Students: Phi Beta Sigma will provide doughnuts and juice for the campus on Monday, October 13,  near the St. Joseph Hall Breezeway close to ITS, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
 Whose Line is it Anyway: Need a laugh from the stressful week of midterms? Well look no further. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its own version of the hit game show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Come out and have a good laugh. The event will be held in Spain Auditorium on Monday, October 13, from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
 Sigma Spa Night: Ladies, are those muscles tired from all that late-night cramming? Well, look no further. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its Sigma Spa Night to treat you like the goddess that you are. Massages include shoulder, back, head, and feet. The event will be on Tuesday, October 14, from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
 March of Dimes Table: Got a sweet tooth? Want to support the March of Dimes Foundation? The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be selling candy on Wednesday, October 15 to raise funds for the March of Dimes Foundation. Any donation is accepted and you can sign your name on a March of Dimes Boot and have it displayed in the Buc for all your friends to see. This event will start at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad.
Dodgeball: Need to release some frustration after taking that midterm or turning in that 6-page paper? The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host Dodgeball in Canale Arena on Wednesday, October 15 from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
 Volunteering at Levi Elementary: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will travel to Levi Elementary on Thursday, October 16 to read to the children and perform various cafeteria duties from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Game Night: Come out and relax in the world of board games and video games. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will host its Game Night on Thursday, October 16 from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in Maurelian Lounge. Refreshments will be provided.
 Breakfast for Students: Phi Beta Sigma will provide doughnuts and juice for the campus on Friday, October 17 near the St. Joseph Hall Breezeway close to ITS, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
 Sigma BBQ: Glad midterms are over and Fall Break has arrived? Well, celebrate this occasion… with food. The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be lighting up the grill and providing food for the campus and IT’S FREE! The event will take place Friday, October 17 near the Gazebo from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m.
• Adopt a Highway Clean-Up: The men of Phi Beta Sigma will be traveling to Highway 64 in Bartlett to pick up trash on Saturday, October 18 from Mile Marker 12 to 14. This event will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
• Spiritual Fellowship: Come join the men of Phi Beta Sigma as they travel to Jordan River Missionary Baptist Church (1274 Greenwood St.) on Sunday, October 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Strike Out: As a conclusion to the week, the men of Phi Beta Sigma will go bowling at Winchester Bowling Lanes from 9:30 p.m. until midnight on Sunday, October 19. The location is 3703 S. Mendenhall Rd. 

STUDY BREAK: The Lasallian Collegians will be hosting a study break outside of the LLC Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy some s’mores and hot chocolate as you take a break during midterms!

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!

Opportunities in Spain

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

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.

News at CBU

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CBU PRIDE: CBU’s Gay Straight Alliance had its historic first-ever presence in Memphis’s 11th Annual Pride Parade. The Festival & Parade, put on by Mid-South Pride, was held on September 27 at Robert Church Park across from the FedEx Forum. GSA members and others from the CBU community showed off their Buccaneer and LGBT Pride as they marched down Beale St. and received an overwhelmingly positive response from the crowd. CBU’s GSA was also announced live on the radio by The Q on 107.5 FM during the parade.
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RESEARCH ON THE RIVER:  Dr. James Moore (Biology) and his Ecology class took a canoe trip along the Wolf River on September 28, during which they discussed the consequences of channelization on the dynamics of a river ecosystem. (Photo and video courtesy of Dr. Stan Eisen.)

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Have You Ever Wanted to See the Eiffel Tower?

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What about Big Ben? The Louvre?  Fulfill that wish by going on the May 2015 trip to London and Paris. Take a Global Studies course with Dr. Forsdick or a Finance course offer by Dr. Claassen. This trip is open to all students and is a General Education requirement through Global Studies.

If you are an engineering or environmental science major and want to learn about renewable energies, sign up for the Environmental Studies in Spain over Spring Break. Enjoy the sites in three major cities (Cordoba, Seville, and Granada) while taking courses in renewable energy.

For more information on both of these trips, click here or email studybroad@cbu.edu.

CBU Rocks! This Weekend!

cburocksCome out to celebrate with our Alumni & Family Weekend! From a concert, to a cook-out, to tailgating and reconnecting with classmates, this is one weekend at CBU that you can’t miss! Alumni Weekend takes place simultaneously with Family Weekend and offers a unique opportunity for the entire CBU family to come together and share our points of pride through an exciting selection of collaborative programming.

ALUMNI & FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS WILL INCLUDE:

  • 10th Annual International Festival of Hops: This is CBU’s 10th annual beer tasting, featuring an assortment of your favorite brew from the US, Germany, France, Italy and England! Burgers, beer, and live music! Friday, October 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Nolan Field.
  • Campus Tours: See what’s new and upcoming on the CBU campus on a tour led by student President’s Ambassadors. Saturday, October 4, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Cooper Wilson Center for Life Sciences.
  • President’s Brunch: Chat with President John Smarrelli, Athletic Director Brian Summers, and Frank Buscher, VP of Academics & Student Life, over brunch and discuss the University’s current and future state of affairs. Saturday, October 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall.
  • Divine Voices Gospel Choir Concert: CBU’s Divine Voices Gospel Choir will present their first concert of the semester as a part of Alumni & Family Weekend. Don’t miss it — they’re great! Saturday, October 4, 2014, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the University Theater.
  • Levitt Shell Concert with Paul Thorn: CBU is sponsoring the Saturday night concert by Paul Thorn at the Shell, and all of our Alumni & Family Weekend attendees are invited to enjoy the concert in the VIP tent! Saturday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park.
  • Siena Society Hat & Tea Party: Ladies, don your favorite hat and join hostess Eloise Smarrelli at the Deal Courtyard for afternoon tea (and the accompanying scrumptious goodies) at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5.
  • AND MORE!!!

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE »»