December 10, 2018                                 View this email in your browser

This Week at CBU

Make a gift to Campus Ministry or September of Service before the end of the year, and you’ll not only help CBU help others, but you’ll also get a special light-up CBU Christmas ornament! 
Suggested donation is $20 for faculty/staff or $10 for students.
Just drop by the Office of Advancement in Barry Hall 101 or contact

Come enjoy Chicken and Waffles at the Student Life Study Break in Alfonso Dining Hall on Tuesday, December 11 from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. Take a break from studying for finals, eat some yummy breakfast food at night, and wear your Ugliest Christmas Sweater to enter the ugly sweater contest at 10:00 p.m. Winners will receive various prizes!
The Student Success Center (across from the Student Lounge) will be open until 9:00 p.m. during finals week. Stop by for a coffee and stay for studying with the Mentors and Tutors. Contact if you have questions.  

STARS (Students Tackling Autism-Related Syndromes)
will be selling air plants this Wednesday December 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside of Alfonso Dining Hall. The beautiful air plants make a great gift or can brighten any office, dorm room, or apartment. Instructions on how to care for your hardy plant will be provided. They absorb moisture from the air around them so little care is required and no soil is needed. All proceeds from our annual fundraiser are used to provide activities and events for students on the Autism spectrum or those who experience social anxiety/social difficulties.

The students in PSYC 372 Psychophysiology invite you to join them as they present on their semester research project on "Prejudiced Brain Responses: The Contingent Negative Variation is Sensitive to Race and Emotional Expression" on Wednesday, December 12 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Rosa Deal 306. They examined brain activity related to the anticipation of faces of different races and showing different emotions. They also explored the relationship between brain activity and three measures of prejudice. Presented by Kennedy Simmons (Biology '19), Selena Wood (Psychology '19), Chelsea Joyner (Psychology '20), Alexandra Wakefield (Biology '19), Kyle Bellu (Biology '19), and Dr. Jeffrey Sable (Behavioral Sciences). 

If you are yourself or know a loved-one impacted by cancer in any way (grieving from loss, currently undergoing treatment, newly diagnosed, or a survivor), please join Anthony Maranise (author of Cross of a Different Kind: Cancer & Christian Spirituality, professor of religion at University of Memphis, CBU alumnus '11/'17) and Cynthia Siegfried (author of Cancer Journey and LUNGevity Caregiver of the Year) as they present and sign their new books relating to Christian life and the confrontation with cancer. The duo will present and sign at St. Paul Book & Gift Store (5101 Sanderlin Ave, Suite #111) on Saturday, December 15 from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. Proceeds from the sales of their books will benefit the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Refreshments and light fare will be served. Everyone is welcome to join in for an afternoon of hope and healing.

Bookstore Exam Week & Holiday Hours

The CBU Bookstore will be open regular hours — Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. — through Wednesday, December 12. Hours during Exam Week/Christmas Break will be as follows:
  • Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14: Open 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for Rental Check-In and Textbook Buyback
  • Saturday, December 15 (Rental Check-In Due Date): Open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to help facilitate any students that could not make it in during the week.
  • Sunday, December 16: Closed
  • Monday December 17: Open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Rental Check-In grace period.
  • Tuesday to Friday, December 18-21: Open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • December 22 to January 1: Closed
  • January 2: Resume normal business hours

Exam Cram Cart

Look for the CBU Dining Cram Cart starting Monday, December 10 while you're studying, and grab a quick snack and a drink compliments of your CBU Dining Team!


Buccaneer guard Nick Deifel (Business Administration '22) was named the Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week in men's basketball for the second time in three weeks. He averaged 11.7 points and four rebounds a game, shooting 55 percent from the field for the week.

Dr. Stan Eisen
(Biology) was a guest on the Helix Education "Enrollment Growth University" podcast on December 5, speaking about his unique alternative of offering his Parasitology classes the option of creating a children's book instead of taking a final exam. (Reminder: The latest book in the series — Evil and Manipulative: How Parasites Turn Their Hosts Into Zombies
 — is now available on Amazon as a last-minute holiday gift!)
William Rutledge (Information Technology Services) completed his CompTIA Project+ certification on December 4. 
The CBU Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) was named a Distinguished Chapter by the SPS National Office for the 2017-18 academic year. This special designation recognizes the different events and activities that the chapter sponsored, such as the solar eclipse viewing party and the annual science trivia contest. Ali Crisp (Physics '18) served as chapter president and authored the annual report sent to the National Office. Dr. Ted Clarke (Physics) serves the SPS faculty advisor.

CBU in the News

Joseph Jameson (Visual Arts '20) and Kim Jameson (STARS Advisor, Psychology '13) were featured on Local Memphis Live on December 3 in a feature that spotlighted STARS (Students Tackling Autism-Related Syndromes) at CBU and previewed their Mistletoe Variety Show with a guitar solo performed by Joseph.

CBU Snapshots

ABOVE: Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society recently hosted their holiday party and enjoyed seeing some familiar faces as well as meet new people from campus. Tri-Beta says "thank you" to those who came, and a special thanks to Lui Zeballos and Bailey Jamison for the lovely decorations and for those who helped make/brought food! BELOW: Tri-Beta also volunteered at a hydration station at Mile 13 for the St. Jude Marathon on December 1. Tri-Beta says "thanks!" to all who came out to help, and a HUGE shoutout to the runners! They loved cheering you on, and St. Jude raised $11 million!

Members of the CBU Community were stationed at the Kroger on Union on Saturday, December 8 – participating in the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. Volunteers included Michael Mendez, Rachel Stephens, Sofia Calvert, Garrett Mitchell, Cherina Spencer, Atlantica Smith, Bennett Martin, Lucas Drumund, Caleb Parrish, Matthew Guimera, Tarus Dukes, Brandon Johnson, Abraham Lin, Sam Wauford, and Mindy Schaffer. The Honors Program will be at Kroger next weekend on behalf of CBU.

MLK Oratorical Contest

The Office of Multicultural Student Services invites submissions from all CBU students for the 2019 MLK Oratorical Contest to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants MUST submit a 3-5 minute audition video speech on the following topic: What impact has Dr. King’s legacy had on you personally, and how can the CBU Community honor his dream? Upload your video to YouTube, and email the video link to Dr. Mary McConner at by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10.
The Oratorical Contest with the selected live speeches will take place on Thursday, January 17 in Spain Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. The first-place winner will receive $500, the second-place winner $250, and third-place winner will receive $150. Participants who are selected to participate in the contest will be notified by email. Please email Dr. McConner for more information.

Apply to be a Peer Mentor or Peer Tutor!

Applications still being accepted for Spring 2019 Peer Mentors and Peer Tutors!
      Do your friends say you explain things well? Do you like helping others understand course material? Are you considering a career in teaching or corporate training? If so, you should apply to be a Peer Tutor!
      Do you like encouraging others? Do you enjoy helping others get organized, meet new friends, and find their way around campus? Are you considering a career in social work, counseling, or education? If so, you should apply to be a Peer Mentor!
      Fill out the online application. If you have questions, you may email Ms. Justin Bowles in Academic Services at or stop by the Student Success Center.

Current Job Openings at CBU

• Assistant Professor of Psychology (Tenure Track)
• Faculty Position in Accounting
• Faculty Position In Marketing
• Assistant of Advanced Assistant Professor of English (New Media & Digital Humanities)
• PA Program Faculty, Academic
• Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Digital Rhetorics & Professional Writing)
• PA Program Clinical Pharmacology Instructor
• Adjunct Instructor (Part-time)

• Assistant Director, Financial Aid
• Director of Athletics Communications
• Executive Administrative Assistant to the VP of Academic Affairs
• Advising and Retention Coordinator
• Safety Officer (Part-Time) 7:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m
• Safety Officer (Full-Time) 3:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m
• Mail and Bindery Clerk 
• Safety Officer (Full Time)
• Dean of Academic Services
• Director of Counseling
• Director of AutoZone Center for Community Engagement
• PA Program Clinical Administrative Assistant

Think Safety: Tips from Campus Police

The basic rules of prevention are to be sensible and to be alert. If possible, don't walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can—there is always safety in numbers.
  • Let a family member or friend know your destination and your estimated time of arrival or return. That way, the police can be notified as quickly as possible if there is a problem.
  • Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible. Avoid alleys, vacant lots, and wooded areas.
  • Walk on the sidewalk, close to the curb, avoiding doorways, bushes, and other potential hiding places.
  • If you have to walk in the street, walk facing traffic. A person walking with traffic can be followed, forced into a car, and abducted more easily than a person walking against traffic.
  • Walk confidently, directly, and at a steady pace. Don't burden yourself with too many packages, and don't stop to talk to strangers.
  • If you are wearing headphones, don't turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises.
  • Avoid carrying large sums of cash or displaying expensive jewelry in public.
Basic Street Smarts
  • Stay alert and tuned-in to your surroundings.
  • Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.
  • If you are robbed, don't resist. Give up your property — don't give up your life.
  • Immediately report the crime to the police. Call family and friends after notifying the police.
  • Try to describe the attacker accurately (height, weight, age, hair and eye color, tattoos, scars, clothes, shoes, and jewelry). Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.
  • Self-defense measures include running away, hiding, and screaming.

Mark Your January Calendar!

Pizza & Professionals: Memphis College Prep Academy
Thursday, January 17 | 12:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Pizza & Professionals: Memphis Teacher Residency
Thursday, January 24 | 12:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Life After College: Negotiating Salary
Tuesday, January 29 | 12:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
First Impressions: Hidden Rules at Work
Thursday, January 31 | 12:30 p.m. | Buckman Hall 222
Slam Dunk Networking
Thursday, January 31 | 5:30 p.m. | Canale Arena Skybox


The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery hosts a public reception for exhibitions by Katie Maish entitled "Jack's Mom" in the main gallery and "Forge Cast Fabricate" — which features recent work by Metal Museum artists — in the gallery foyer on Friday, January 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibitions will run through February 13. 

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S BASKETBALL (5-4, 1-1 GSC): The Bucs fell to Lane College by a score of 54-51 in J F Lane Stadium last Wednesday. The Bucs also fell short in their road game against the No. 1 NABC ranked Bellarmine Knights, 87-52, on Saturday afternoon. The Bucs return to Canale Arena Saturday, December 15 at 3:00 p.m. against Auburn-Montgomery. Full schedule… 
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (3-4, 0-2 GSC): The Lady Bucs started off hot with a 20-4 run against Lane College and never looked back as their lead never got less than 10 points as they won 88-54 last Tuesday night.Host Missouri-St. Louis sunk 51.8 percent of their shots from the field as they defeated the Lady Bucs 75-57 Friday night. On Saturday afternoon, the Maryville University Saints ed the entire ballgame and ran away with a 97-84 victory against the Lady Bucs. The Lady Bucs return to Canale Arena Saturday, December 15 at 1:00 p.m. against conference foe Auburn-Montgomery. Full schedule… 
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