November 18, 2019                                 View this email in your browser

This Week at CBU

President Jack Shannon is holding open office hours on Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Conference Room in De La Salle Hall. These monthly open hours are open dialogues, wherein the CBU Community has the opportunity to work "together and by association" to discuss questions, ideas, and the direction of our University. No appointments will be necessary for this November session. 

The Office of Recreation has 25 tickets that will be raffled off for students to win a chance to have fun at Main Event Entertainment (7219 Appling Farms Pkwy) on Saturday, November 23  at 2:00 p.m. The event will consist of two hours of bowling, pizza buffet, choice of additional activity, and arcade games. The raffle contest will take place Monday through Thursday in Alfonso Dining Hall during lunch. Winners will be announced and contacted by text message on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Transportation will NOT be provided. For more information, please contact Ian A. Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at

The CBU School of Business is pleased to host representatives from the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Memphis on Monday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Hall 10. All interested students, regardless of major, are welcome. Pizza and drinks will be served at this event. Please RSVP to Lia Varela at
Free martial arts classes with instructor Dr. John Malmo (Management, Marketing & Economics) continue on Monday in the Wilson Family Commons in the LLC, 7:30-9:00 p.m. The martial art style we will focus on this semester is Kombatan Arnis, a Filipino martial art of stick fighting. Classes will be held most Mondays during the semester — check the Connection weekly or for up-to-date info. For more information, please contact Ian Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at
The Office of the President invites the CBU community to celebrate Thanksgiving with our annual campus-wide lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall on Tuesday, November 19 — serving from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free yoga classes with instructor Kathleen S. Hall will continue on Tuesday in Sabbatini Lounge from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Yoga mats will be provided, but you may bring own. Future classes will be held most Tuesdays during the semester — check the Connection weekly or for up-to-date info. For more information, please contact Ian Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at
Students and faculty are invited to join the AutoZone Center for Community Engagement for a Learning Lunch on Wednesday with representatives from the Refugee Empowerment Program (REP) and BookNook. REP offers after-school, in-school, and summer enrichment programs for K-12, adult education programs, and community outreach for refugees and immigrants. To help in this mission, REP has partnered with the BookNook Project, a reading online platform that promotes literacy for primarily 1st-3rd grade students. Bring your lunch and drop by between 11:00 and 12:30 to more about these programs, specific volunteering opportunities, and how courses can partner with REP to make community engagement part of their curriculum. We hope CBU sees the great service REP and BookNook provides our Memphis community, and will feel inspired to join their efforts. 

Do you know what you can do with major choice? Do you want to know how campus involvement can help map out your journey? During this week's Student Success Series Workshop ,you will map out your journey with your major choice, internships, connections, and campus involvement. The same workshop is offered twice this week, on Wednesday at 4:00-4:50 p.m. and Thursday at 1:00-1:50 p.m. All workshops take place in St. Joseph Hall 10.

The Shelby County Health Department will be outside on the Buckman Quad on Thursday, November 21 to provide resources about tobacco, vaping, and cessation information. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Career Calendar

Wednesday, November 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Cotros Presentation Room (Rosa Deal 111)
Learn about the Southwest Early College High School, about current/future career opportunities, and enjoy free Muddy's cupcakes while they last! Open to all students in all majors; those majoring in Education and related areas are especially encouraged to attend.
Thursday, November 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Buckman Hall 102
Learn about Compass Community Schools, about current/future career opportunities, and enjoy free pizza! Open to all students in all majors; those majoring in Education, and/or those interested in a career in teaching are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, November 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
What does it cost to live, really? Here is your chance to find out. You will receive a household budget, tips on saving, and how to increase your chance of retiring a millionaire. Taught by CBU alum Josh Shipley, senior vice president at Independent Bank. There will be pizza while supplies last. 


Megan Morrison (Psychology '21) presented her research on "The Self-Stigma of Mental Illness and Active Help-Seeking in College Students" at the 2019 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in New Orleans, November 6-10. 

Kudos to our First Team All-GSC Buccaneers Bailey Tadlock (Biomedical Science '21) and Maxi Galizzi (Business Administration '21) and to our Second-Team All-GSC selections Bobbie Willis (Natural Science '20) and Riley Chafin (Psychology '21)! And congratulations to all our Buccaneers for a great soccer season!

Alumni News

Gabriela Gomez-Pedro
(Mechanical Engineering, Religion & Philosophy '16) and Caleb Smith (Mechanical Engineering '14) were married at The Gin at Nesbit in Hernando, MS on November 10. Samantha Noland (Mechanical Engineering, Religion & Philosophy '12) was the Maid of Honor.

Michalyn Easter-Thomas (History & Political Science '13) was elected to the Memphis City Council District 7 seat in a run-off election against incumbent Berlin Boyd on November 15.

Ray Karasek
(BSBA-Accounting '03) is pictured above with Brother Robert Schieler, Superior General of the worldwide order of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, and Brother Ryan Anderson, former CBU campus minister and current transition & aftercare coordinator at at Ocean Tides Lasallian School in Narragansett, RI, during the Brother Superior's visit to Ocean Springs. Ray was representing CBU (along with President Jack Shannon and Wilson Phillips) in meeting the Superior General during his tour of Lasallian schools in the U.S. Northeast.

CBU in the News

Sherman Edgerson (Athletics/Baseball) was profiled on Local24 on Veteran's Day (November 11). A veteran who served in Afghanistan post-9/11 and aboard a ship that was pivotal in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Edgerson joined the Navy instead of accepting a college baseball scholarship so he could help make money for his family.

Lasallian Student Leader of the Week

This week's Lasallian Student Leader of the Week is Marcos Mendez (Mechanical Engineering '20)! Marcos is a from Santa Paula, California. He is currently the scribe for Theta Tau and the ASME president. As a student leader on campus, Marcos is known for his humble character, dedication, and ability to balance focus on school & involvement at the same time! He is an inspiration to many around him, and today we want to celebrate him for being a light in our Lasallian community!
What does being a Lasallian student mean to you? Inclusive Community and Respect for All Persons. The term "Lasallian student" to me is defined by the interaction that I am able to encounter at CBU. To be inclusive in all aspects of the community and to have respect for the people that attend this school. 
What advice do you have for other students when it comes to leading? The advice that I can offer is that you are not leading people to build your resume. Being a leader is being humble servant to your organization and most importantly the people within your leadership.
What is your favorite thing about CBU? My favorite thing about CBU are the small classes that open up to a strong bond between classmates. I really enjoy how I can show up at Nolan at 10:30 p.m., and teams of engineers are still hard at work!

New to the Plough Library Collection

The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing by Merve Emre

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world… And yet despite the test's widespread adoption, experts in the field of psychometric testing, a $500 million industry, struggle to account for its success — no less to validate its results… Drawing from original reporting and never-before-published documents, The Personality Brokers examines nothing less than the definition of the self — our attempts to grasp, categorize, and quantify our personalities. Surprising and absorbing, the book, like the test at its heart, considers the timeless question: What makes you you? – Provided by publisher
Find it here: NEW BOOKS 155.2 E47 2018
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Community Service

Help Phi Beta Sigma Help the Greater Memphis Community
Throughout the month of November, the men of Phi Beta Sigma are implementing three main initiatives that will help those less fortunate as we enter into the Season of Giving. Donations boxes are set up in Student Life and underneath the Phi Beta Sigma Display Board. For more information, please contact Courtney Carter at or Ian A. Boyd at

Cans and Rags Month (Through November 27)
• Donations needed: Non-perishable items such as can goods, crackers, peanut butter, etc. • gently used clothing
• Donations will be given to the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality

Toy Drive Campaign (Through December 4)
• Donations needed: New toys (still in packaging • no handmade toys
• Donations will be given to Catholic Charities of West Tennessee

Sleep Out for the Homeless (November 23)
Donations needed for Care Packages: Water bottle • socks • tuna and crackers • granola bar or cereal bar • fruit snack or applesauce cup • crackers with peanut butter or cheese • small pack of hand wipes • small pack of Kleenex • mints, cough drops, or gum • Band Aids

Dear 2019-20 Graduates:

This is a friendly reminder that a graduation application is required in order for all degrees to be conferred. If you plan to graduate in DECEMBER, and you have not already completed a graduation application, you must do so immediately. Please be advised that the graduation application deadline for December graduates has passed, and those filing after the September 15 deadline will now be assessed a $50 late fee in addition to the $130 standard graduation fee. The application deadline for May and August graduates is December 1, 2019.
The $130 graduation fee is applied at the beginning of the semester in which graduation is anticipated. This application fee is applicable for one year. After this time, students who have not completed their degree requirements will be removed from the graduation list, and they must reapply for graduation, as well as repay the graduation fee. Those filing after the stated deadlines will also be assessed a non-refundable late fee of $50.00.
If you have already applied for graduation, you do not need to resubmit an application. BannerWeb will actually block you from submitting another application if there is an active graduation application on file. You can confirm whether or not a graduation application is on file via BannerWeb > Student Services> Student Records > View Application to Graduate. If you need to edit your graduation application, please email any changes to The graduation fee will assessed immediately for December graduates, and at the beginning of the Spring or Summer Semester for May and August graduates.

Congratulations on your impending graduation!

Private Math Tutoring



The regular tutoring schedule is:
  • Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays
More info on Math Center Tutoring at

Campus Ministry

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES - GLOBAL CAUSE LOCAL SOLUTION: ​​Join CRS on Thursday, November 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium! Federico Gomez-Uroz will be speaking to further learning about the migrant experience and how the Mariposas Collective is offering a local solution to a global issue. Join us in learning!
BLACK CATHOLIC HISTORY MONTH: November is Black Catholic History Month. To honor this month and the influential figures of the Catholic Church, we will be highlighting them both on social media and on our bulletin board outside of Campus Ministry. 
STUDENT MASS: Join us to pray together as a faith community every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. for our weekly Student Mass held in the Stritch Chapel. Additional mass times on campus include an evening mass at 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays as well as the Brothers' mass at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.
PB&J SERVICE WITH CAMPUS MINISTRY: Want to give back to your community? Have around an hour to give? Join Campus Ministry in making peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches for St. Mary's weekly meal kitchen! Meet in Alfonso Dining Hall every Wednesday from 3:30 until 4:00 p.m.
ADORATION AND RECONCILIATION: Eucharistic Adoration will be held every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Chapel located in Barry Hall. Fr. Bruce Cinquegrani will also be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please stop by even for a couple of minutes to say a quick prayer moment and a quiet moment in your day. 
THANK YOU​​: ​​​Thank you to all who participated in honoring their loved ones for All Souls Day. It was beautiful to see the greater CBU community come together to remember, and lift in prayer, all of the cherished souls of those no longer with us. We invite you to remain in prayer for these individuals as November is the Month of All Souls.
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Upcoming Events


The Mid South Therapy Dogs are returning to CBU! Take a break from exam preparation on Thursday, December 5 and relax with a four-legged friend in the Swashbuckler Lounge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.! Open to all CBU students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by CBU Counseling Center and Mid South Therapy Dogs.
STARS is excited to announce the second annual "Mistletoe Variety Show" that will be held in the University Theater on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. This is a campus-wide event in which STARS invites students, faculty, and staff to not only be members of the audience but also to participate in the show! We encourage you to come show off your talent, skill, and creativity!
The final auditions are being held in the STARS Lounge (Rosa Deal 302) on Wednesday, November 20: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (application deadline Monday, November 18). Please fill out this form to be eligible to audition. All applicants will be emailed their audition time at least one day before their audition date. For any questions, please contact Kim Jameson at or Sarah Laney at
Make plans to come out and watch Matthew Hamner (Theatre and Speech) and students from the THEA 231 Creative Improvisation class perform games in the style of the improvisational comedy television show "Whose Line is It Anyway?" on December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater.

Intramural Corner

The Office of Recreation would like to send its congratulations to the men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon as they became the 2019-2020 Intramural Volleyball Champions! If you wish to be a champion, go to to sign up your club or organization. For assistance, please contact Ian A. Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at or visit him in his office in Student Life.

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S SOCCER (7-9-1, 5-5-1 GSC): Lee University scored a goal with just over seven minutes left for a 1-0 victory over the Bucs in the opening round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament last Tuesday. 
WOMEN'S SOCCER (10-8-1, 6-6-1 GSC): Montevallo scored a pair of goals in a just over a minute in the first half and held on for a 2-0 victory over the Lady Bucs in the opening round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament last Tuesday.
VOLLEYBALL (6-26, 3-13 GSC): The Lady Bucs closed their season this weekend with matches against Shorter University and Lee University. Shorter and CBU traded punches in each set on Friday, but the Hawks were able to edge out 3-1 win. On Saturday, the Lee Flames were able to pull away with a 3-1 victory.
CROSS COUNTRY: The CBU cross country teams participated in the NCAA Div. II South Regional Championship on Saturday in Lakeland, FL. The Bucs finished 14th in the 21-team field, and the Lady Bucs took 13th place out of 17 teams. Peter Torres wrapped up his CBU cross country career with his second All-Region selection, finishing 21st on the men's 10k course. Johanna Wistokat paced the Lady Bucs in the women's 6k race, finishing 27th.
MEN'S BASKETBALL (1-2, 0-0 GSC): The Bucs began the regular season on Friday when they traveled to Central State. They cut a 23-point second half deficit down to just four, but Central State held on for a 70-61 victory. Less than 48 hours later, the Bucs never trailed in a 77-61 victory over the same team on Sunday at Canale Arena. Lincoln Memorial shot 58 percent from the floor and made 13 three pointers in a 92-52 victory over the Bucs on Saturday. The Bucs return to action on Tuesday when they will travel to Freed-Hardeman. Full schedule…
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (1-1, 0-0 GSC): The Lady Bucs opened their regular season last Wednesday by outscoring host LeMoyne-Owen 38-25 in the second half and closing with a 52-51 nail-biter victory. The team returned to action on Saturday when the Lady Bucs saw a comeback effort fall just short in a 76-71 setback to Cedarville. The Lady Bucs are eturn to action on Friday, when they travel to Murray State for an exhibition matchup. Full schedule…

Flu Tips from Health Resources

Please see the tips below on how to take care for yourself and to keep others healthy. 

Receiving the flu vaccine may lessen the severity of the symptoms and help prevent serious complications that might arise from contracting the disease. If symptoms are treated within 24-48 hours of onset, there are anti-viral medications available that shorten the duration & severity of flu symptoms. You will need to call or visit your local physician to confirm a positive flu diagnosis and seek the appropriate treatment medications. If diagnosed with the flu, you are encouraged to contact Health Resources at 321-3260 or Health Resources, along with Residence Life, can help with temporary accommodations while you are sick if you cannot leave campus and do not have a private room. 
Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever or chills and cough or sore throat. In addition, symptoms of the flu can include runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, or vomiting. Stay home or at your place of residence if you are sick. Staying away from others can prevent others from getting sick too. Here is a short list of things you may want to have on hand to manage the symptoms of the flu include: Fever and pain reducers (helps with fever and pain from body aches), cough syrups that contain an expectorant and a cough suppressant, saline nasal spray (to clear stuffy nasal passages), thermometer, and fluids to rehydrate.      
The CDC recommends a three step approach to fighting the flu including obtaining a flu vaccine; secondly, seeking early treatment for symptoms; and finally, using everyday preventative measures as outlined below:
• Avoid close contact with sick people. 
• If you get sick with "flu like" symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without the use of fever reducing medications. 
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. 
• Wash your hands with soap and water for approximately 20 seconds. If soap and water not available, use an alcohol based hand rub. 
• Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose. Germs are spread this way. • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with the germs like the flu. 
• Drink plenty of clear fluids.

For more information about the flu, please visit Heather Harrington, Director of Health Resources, is available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday on the lower level of the Thomas Center should you have additional questions.

Think Safety: Tips from Campus Police

DWI or DUI? There is a difference.
DWI is driving while intoxicated. Tennessee strengthened the DWI law and it is now classified as DUI, driving under the influence. This not only includes driving while under the influence of intoxicants (beer, wine, whiskey, vodka, etc.), but it also includes drugs. Normally, you would think of marijuana, meth, cocaine, and other illegal drugs. The law also applies to legal drugs (prescription medication) that impair your ability to drive (i.e. pain pills, sleeping pills, etc.). Mixing prescription medication with alcohol may also impair your ability to drive. Here are two identical scenarios, one involves no drugs or alcohol and the other involves DUI, driving under the influence.
  • Driver #1 is sober and obeying the speed limit, driving home late at night. Driver #1 does not notice a stop sign, and he/she disregards the stop sign, striking another vehicle and causing serious injuries to the other driver. Driver #1 will be issued a ticket for disregarding the stop sign, and he/she can expect a lawsuit for damages, and pain and suffering.
  • Driver #2 does the same thing, except driver #2 is driving under the influence of an intoxicant or drug. Driver #2 will not receive a ticket. He/she will be arrested for Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicant/Drugs 55-10-401, Public Intoxication 39-17-310, Reckless Driving 55-10-205, and Vehicular Assault 39-13-106 — a class D felony. Driver #2’s vehicle will be seized as evidence. His/her license may be suspended/ revoked/ or cancelled, depending on the severity of the offenses. Attorney fees and court costs will run into the thousands of dollars, and he/she may be sued as well. Yes, this is bad. It can get worse. If the injured driver dies, Driver #2 may be charged with Vehicular Homicide. Vehicular Homicide 39-13-213 is the reckless killing of another (sober or drug/alcohol intoxication) by the operation of an automobile, airplane, motorboat, or other motor vehicle, as the proximate result of conduct creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to a person; the driver’s intoxication, including alcohol or drug intoxication, drag racing, driver’s conduct killing a person in a posted construction zone. Vehicular Homicide is a class D felony. It requires not less than three years nor more than ten years in prison.
Stay sober and drug free to stay free!
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