This Week at CBU

DINNER & CONVERSATION WITH THE BROTHERS: The Living Learning Communities invite any and all CBU students to join them for a free dinner and good conversation with CBU’s Christian Brothers at Lambert Hall on Wednesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. about the theme of “Balancing Life’s Priorities.” Several Brothers will share their wisdom and life experiences about how they balance their work, faith, community engagement, family and friends, and self. A social gathering and dinner will follow in the Brothers’ dining hall. Meet at 5:00 p.m. at the Brothers’ Community Lounge in Lambert Hall. There are a limited number of spots, so please RSVP to Dr. Ben Jordan at  bjordan1@cbu.edu.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS MEETING: The National Society of Black Engineers will hold open meetings every Wednesday in Nolan 241 at 6:00 p.m. to reach out the student body. Membership is open to STUDENTS OF ANY RACE OR ANY STEM MAJOR. Come out and find out how our networking, community outreach, and record-size career fairs can benefit you for life.

YOGA LESSONS: Come practice yoga with Meredith Melvin, Wednesday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge with CBU Sustainability and Psi Chi. Bring your own mat! If you do not have your own mat, a bath towel will work just fine.

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 final session will be held at 1:00-1:50 p.m. on 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.

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

SOIL BUILDING & COMPOSTING: This workshop is part of the For the Love of Gardening Series to benefit GrowMemphis gardens, and is hosted by Dallas Holland and Adam Guerrero, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts, and will be held in Buckman Hall 358 on Thursday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. GrowMemphis’s first For the Love of Gardening Workshop was a success! Kenny Latta and Marie Dennan taught us how to start our gardens. Dallas Holland received her bachelor’s degree in biology and earth science with a focus in plant ecology from the University of North Alabama. She began working for her aunt’s interior plant scaping business in 1999 and studied wetland ecology and other plant ecosystems at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. Dallas also studied wetland ecology at Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Mobile Bay. She also managed the Japanese Garden and Urban Orchard at Memphis Botanic Gardens and currently creates sustainable, native landscapes. Dallas says Adam Guerrero and her workshop, “will teach you how to use local resources to build nutrient-rich soil that will sustain a garden that helps produce plants that are disease tolerant, rich in flavor, and chemical-free.” Adam Guerrero received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Memphis. He was born in Du Quoin Illinois, but lived in Hawaii, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and New York before moving to Memphis Tennessee. He has been gardening since he was a child. He is now a teacher and involved his community. Adam says, “I love how transformative working in nature can be, not only do you get to witness a process in many varied stages, but you can witness how it can change a person’s perspective on life.” Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.


BSA AND STUDENT LIFE MOVIE NIGHT: As part of Black History Month at CBU, the Black Student Association and Student Life will present a free screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Thursday, February 12 in Spain Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. A 2013 film starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, Long Walk to Freedom is a chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: As part of Black History Month at CBU, an Open Mic Night themed “Ebony Expressions of Love” will be held in Sabbatini Lounge on Friday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come dazzle the audience with expressions of love through poems, singing, etc.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
• TKE Freshmen vs. Faculty/Staff, Monday at 7:00 p.m.
• GMO vs. Redeem Team, Monday at 8:00 p.m.
• TKE 1 vs. SAE, Monday at 9:00 p.m.
• Honors vs. Soccer Globetrotters, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
• TKE Freshmen vs. ASCE, Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
• Engineers V vs. TKE 2, Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.

Career Services Calendar

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

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

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

Service Opportunities

500K BOOK GIVEAWAY
Literacy Mid-South
 is looking for volunteers to help sort books for the 500K Book Giveaway. It’s the largest book distribution in the history of Shelby County! In March, Literacy Mid-South is teaming up with First Book to bring 500,000 books to Memphis to be distributed to schools, churches, nonprofits, and teachers. Volunteers will help with various tasks including organizing boxed inventory (books), affixing shipping labels to boxes, and preparing orders for group book pick-ups. Volunteers must be able to stand for the duration of their shift, as well as lift up to 30 pounds. Volunteers must be 18 and up. Volunteer opportunities are available to individuals and groups on Monday, March 9-Friday, March 13.  Register to volunteer here! 

BRIDGE BUILDERS SUMMER CONFERENCES
BRIDGES is looking for passionate and energetic individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Members and staff at Bridge Builders Summer Leadership Conferences! BRIDGES unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This summer, 1,100 students in grades 7-12 will develop their leadership skills and connect with youth from across the Mid-South through the Bridge Builders Leadership Conferences. Applications are being accepted through Friday, February 27 for the following positions:

7th-10th Grade Leadership Conferences
• Conference Facilitator
• Logistics and Coordination Team
11th-12th Grade Leadership Conferences
• Conference Facilitator
• Logistics and Coordination Team
• Resident Adviser

Apply at www.bridgesusa.org/summerpositions. These are PAID positions!

NOTE: Candidates who do not meet the AmeriCorps requirements are eligible to apply and will be considered for non-AmeriCorps positions. 

2nd Annual Sustain-a-Book Contest

Last year’s 1st Place Winner Austyn Harriman with “Flight of Legend”

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Sustain-a-Book contest! Plough Library invites CBU students, faculty, and staff to transform discarded library books into new creations. Our goal is to breathe new life into books that might otherwise get recycled into pulp. You can find old books to use on our “Free Books” shelf in the library foyer.

Last year’s entries wowed the judges, and we hope to see more this year. Many told us they were working on entries but didn’t finish in time. Now is your chance to try again for fame and fortune!

Submit all entries to Plough Library by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 17. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.

Prizes are Amazon gift cards: 1st Place – $75, 2nd Place – $50, and 3rd Place – $25.

See contest rules and get a printable entry form at libguides.cbu.edu/sustainabook.

Upcoming February Events

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Get on “The Same Page”

samepageRead the latest issue of Plough Library’s newsletter, The Same Page. Learn all about new stuff at the library, including:

  • New & Improved Research Guides
  • Sustain-a-Book Contest
  • Library Workshops & Tours
  • Games & Puzzles
  • New Databases — Literary Reference Center Plus, Access Engineering, and Access Science
  • LGBT Studies Book Display
  • Graphic Novels
  • Leisure Reading

Study in London and Paris

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Have you ever imagined riding on a red double decker bus? Have you ever imagined seeing the Eiffel Tower in person? Well, you can! Study International Finance or Global Studies in London and Paris. This trip is open to all students and the Global Studies course is an approved general education requirement. Explore the cultures of London and Paris. Popular and historic sites include the Latin Quarter, House of Parliament, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, and so much more! Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime!

Study Abroad has numerous ways to help cut down on cost including several $500 stipends for students traveling abroad this year.

Students who are interested and need to pay later are encouraged to contact the Study Abroad office to work out a payment plan. Absolute final deadlines are as follows:

  • Scholarship applications must be received by Thursday, February 12.
  • Recipients will be notified by February 17. 
  • Students must be registered for classes before spring break,and full payment must be received by April 15.

Hurry! The deadline for the $300 deposit is February 17. For more information on this trip or ways to reduce cost go to www.cbu.edu/studyabroad.

Become an RA

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Being a Resident Assistant (RA)
 is one of the best student leadership positions available anywhere! If you are interested in taking an active role in life, you may want to consider applying to become a Resident Assistant (RA). RAs are assigned to oversee residents, programming, administrative work, and the ongoing development of the Residence Life program. RAs provide personal and individual assistance to students who have problems or questions about residence life and the general college experience. The Office of Residence Life looks for RA candidates who demonstrate a strong interest in people, are deeply involved in their CBU experience, and have a proven record of responsibility. If you are organized, hardworking, and want to contribute positively to your community, then the RA position is for you.

Deadline: Applications are due on March 6 by 5:00 p.m.

All this information can be found on the CBU website at www.cbu.edu/become-ra.

For more information about becoming a Resident Assistant, contact the Office of Residence Life at (901) 321-4102 or awade2@cbu.edu. You can also visit the Residence Life office in the Office of Student Life, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (12-9, 9-8 GSC)
02/05: Bucs 74, West Alabama 86 (at Livingston, AL)
02/07: Bucs 81, West Georgia 72 (at Carrollton, GA)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (7-16, 5-12 GSC)
02/05: Lady Bucs 64, West Alabama 61 (at Livingston, AL)
02/07: Lady Bucs 55West Georgia 73 (at Carrollton, GA)
BASEBALL (3-3, 0-0 GSC)
02/03: Bucs 6, Freed-Hardeman 10 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/07: Bucs 2, William Woods (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/08: Bucs 0, William Woods (at Nadicksbernd Field)
02/08: Bucs 3, William Woods (at Nadicksbernd Field)
SOFTBALL (1-5, 0-0 GSC)
02/07: Lady Bucs 4Henderson State (at Arkadelphia, AR)
02/07: Lady Bucs 6, Lincoln (at Arkadelphia, AR)
02/08: Lady Bucs 0, Arkansas-Monticello (at Arkadelphia, AR)
02/08: Lady Bucs 2, Ouachita Baptist (at Arkadelphia, AR)
MEN’S TENNIS (1-0, 0-0 GSC)
02/03: Bucs 5, Stillman (at TPC at Southwind)
WOMEN’S TENNIS (0-1, 0-0 GSC)
02/03: Lady Bucs 3Stillman (at TPC at Southwind)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
02/12: University of West Florida (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
02/14: Valdosta State University (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
02/12: University of West Florida (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
02/14: Valdosta State University (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)
BASEBALL
02/10: Rhodes College (Rhodes; 1:00 p.m.)
02/14: Mississippi College (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
02/15: Mississippi College (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
SOFTBALL
02/13: Evangel University (Bland Field; noon doubleheader)
02/14: Mississippi College (Bland Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/15: Mississippi College (Arkadelphia, AR; 1:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
02/15: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 12:00 p.m.)

Thanks from Cheer for the Kids

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A huge thank you to all of the CBU students that helped out with Cheer for the Kids this year. Over 50 CBU students volunteered their time at Saturday’s 8th annual event to help raise enough money for Make-A-Wish of the Mid-South to grant approximately five wishes. A special thank you to CBU student Mauricio Ramirez (Psychology) for all of his involvement over the past year in helping plan the 2015 event.

Cheer for the Kids is a grassroots non-profit organization founded by Professor Chanda S. Murphy (Behavioral Sciences) and fellow Memphian Ashley Bradford to help raise awareness and money for local child-focused philanthropy organizations. For more information or to get involved with Cheer for the Kids please visit www.facebook.com/CheerForTheKids.

This Week at CBU

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

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

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

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


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

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

CBU Celebrates Black History Month

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

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

Thursday, February 12
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BSA and Student Life Movie Night (6:30 p.m., Spain Auditorium) A screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba.

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

Career Services Calendar

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

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

Castings Deadline This Week!

castingsWant to win money? Be published? 

Submit your work to the Castings literary and art competition!

  • Four categories: poetry, prose, digital photos, fine art
  • First, second, and third place in each category.
  • Submit to castings@cbu.edu by February 2!

Winners will be published in Castings in May, and will present their work at the annual Castings kickoff!

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!

 

Special Offers

ARTWORK FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: Delegates of CBU fraternities, sororities, and other student organizations are invited to come by Rozier Hall 175 to see artwork you can sell to earn funds to support the good work you do. Come by this week Monday-Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., or by appointment – Contact Brother Francisco Martin at fmartin@cbu.edu.

GRIZZLIES TICKETS: The Memphis Grizzlies offer great group discounts. As part of CBU’s Sport Management program, students who take Sport Management 410 act as a professional sales employee by selling tickets. Marcus Hodges (’16) has tickets available for games on Tuesday, March 3 (Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz at 700 p.m.) and Monday, March 30 (Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings at 700 p.m.). Tickets are $50 for First Tennessee Club, $15 for Terrace II, and $10 for Terrace IV. Tickets can be purchased individually or as an organization. Contact Marc Hodges at mhodges1@cbu.edu or marchodges@bellsouth.net or by phone at (901) 871-5714 (preferred).

London and Paris are Waiting for You!

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Time is running out. London and Paris are waiting for you!
Make your college experience unique by going to two of the world’s premier international cities. Learn about International Finance and Global Studies while exploring London and Paris. See the Kensington Gardens, Montmartre, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, or take a night river cruise in the “city of lights.” There is so much to see and do and the experience will be unforgettable!!

Now, Study Abroad has several $500 stipends for qualified students traveling abroad this year. For more information on this trip or stipend go to cbu.edu/studyabroad.

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Interested in Living on Campus!?!

The Department of Residence Life still has some Spring 2015 housing spots available for students. Those interested in applying for on-campus housing, please feel free to contact Alton Wade at awade2@cbu.edu or Wilson Phillips at wphillip@cbu.edu in the Office of Student Life if you have any housing related questions. You also may reach them by calling (901) 321-3531 during the week, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Living on-campus can help simplify your transition to life as a Buccaneer. The Department of Residence Life is committed to your overall campus experience; so please let them know how they can best be of service.

 

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (11-8, 8-7 GSC)
01/29: Bucs 79, Mississippi College 68 (at Clinton, MS)
01/31: Bucs 71, Delta State 55 (at Cleveland, MS)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6-15, 4-11 GSC)
01/29: Lady Bucs 54, Mississippi College 52 (at Clinton, MS)
01/31: Lady Bucs 33Delta State 53 (at Cleveland, MS)
BASEBALL (2-0, 0-0 GSC)
01/31: Bucs 7/7, LeMoyne-Owen 4/0 (at Nadicksbernd Field)
SOFTBALL (0-2, 0-0 GSC)
01/31: Lady Bucs 1/8Harding 9/18 (at Searcy, AR)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
02/05: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 7:30 p.m.)
02/07: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
02/05: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 5:30 p.m.)
02/07: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 1:00 p.m.)
BASEBALL
02/03: Freed-Hardeman University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/07: William Woods University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m. doubleheader)
02/08: William Woods University (Nadicksbernd Field; 1:00 p.m.)
SOFTBALL
02/07: Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, AR; 9:00 a.m.)
02/07: Lincoln University (Arkadelphia, AR; 3:00 p.m.)
02/08: University of Arkansas-Monticello (Arkadelphia, AR; 12:00 p.m.)
02/08: Ouachita BaptistUniversity (Arkadelphia, AR; 4:00 p.m.)
MEN’S & WOMEN’S TENNIS
02/03: Stillman College (TPC at Southwind; 12:00 p.m.)
TRACK & FIELD
02/07: USATF National Cross Country Championship (Boulder, CO; 12:00 p.m.)

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!

Career Services Calendar

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

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

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.

Celebrating MLK Day with Honors

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The CBU Honors Program celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 19 with a visit to the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum. Pictured in the iconic I AM A MAN Sanitation Strike exhibit are students Sara Swisher, Taylor Flake,  Brenda Hurlbut, Rachel Black, and James Haggard. Other participants were Tiffany Corkran, Saehymn Oh, Sydney Kermeen, Kierra Turner, Caitlin Revers, Richard Townley, Sam Tope-Ojo, and Dr. Tracie Burke. Attendees each took a canned good to contribute to the Museum’s food drive, and while they were visiting who did they see volunteering on her day off from work, but 2014-15 CBU Lasallian Fellow Mallory Harvey!

 

Come Away With Your Classmates!

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MORE STIPENDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS, UP TO $500, AVAILABLE TO FIRST STUDENTS TO REGISTER FOR ROME/PARIS STUDY TRIP CLASSES!!

Come Away with your Classmates! With half the school year over, make plans for the London-Paris trip in May. Classes offered are International Financial Management: FIN 437 and Global Studies: GS 300 (Honors and Regular). After class, ride the big red double-decker bus, enjoy the sites of Big Ben, House of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, then on to Paris for the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysses, a Seine river cruise and meet the Mona Lisa up close and personal. To save your spot pay a $300 deposit to the Business office by January 27… or check with study abroad office for extension. Study abroad now has several $500 stipends for students traveling this year, so fill out the form. For more information on this trip or classes or stipends follow this link.

So you want to go on the London Paris trip? Now what?
1. Pay $300 to Business office by January 27… or contact the Study Abroad office for an extension, to reserve your spot. Deposit fully refundable if trip fails to make. (Make check payable to CBU with note London/ Paris trip deposit.)

2. Apply for stipend for trip cost immediately. (Up to $500). Applications must be received in Study Abroad office by February 3. Subsidy recipients will be notified by February 17.

3. Complete Study Abroad Application and return to Study Abroad office.

4. Register for 2nd 8 week session class that begins after Spring Break: GS300: The Global Citizen (regular or honors) and/or FIN 437: International Finance. Meeting time is TBA to accommodate the schedule of all students enrolled. GS class satisfies Social Science GER.

5. Pay incrementally or pay in full. After $300 January payment, pay an additional $1000 for a total of $1300 by February 27. Full payment due by March 16, unless special arrangements are made with Study Abroad office. (Full time students register as part of their normal class load and pay no extra tuition. Part-time and overload students pay $200 for credit hour.)

6. Go to cbu.edu/studyabroad or contact Study Abroad office for more information. Call (901) 321-3264 or drop by Buckman Hall 342 or 346.

For the Love of Gardening

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The Rose Deal School of Arts is cosponsoring a series of gardening workshops during February to benefit GrowMemphis gardens. Cost for the entire series is $70, $20 for individual workshops, and FREE for CBU students ($10 per workshop for other students). All workshops will be held at CBU, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

  • February 5: Vegetable Gardening Basics (Hosted by Marie Dennan and Kenny Latta, TIGUrS Garden Volunteers, Community Gardeners
  • February 12: Soil Building & Composting (Hosted by Dallas Holland and Adam Guerrero, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts)
  • February 19: Maintaining Your Garden (Hosted by Art Johnson, Garden Coordinator at TIGUrS Urban Garden)
  • February 26: Sustaining Your Garden (Hosted by Adam Guerrero and Jovantae Thomas, GrowMemphis Garden Leader Experts)

To register, go to www.fortheloveofgardening.brownpapertickets.com.  Questions? Call (901) 552-4298.