February 18, 2019                                 View this email in your browser


Congratulations to Mr. and Ms. CBU
, king and queen of 2019 Homecoming 2019, Courtney Carter (Psychology '20) and Yuri Hayslett (Business Administration/Finance '19), both representing the Black Student Association.

This Week at CBU

A month-long collaboration of CBU student organizations to create an educational celebration of diversity and culture. This week's events include:
Tuesday, February 19 • Spain Auditorium • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be facilitating a conversation about finances for college students, to help bring awareness to different issues concerning financial literacy in the African American community.

Wednesday, February 20
Please follow @bsa_cbu on Instagram for updates

Thursday, February 21 • Rosa Deal 111 • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
BSA will host a town hall meeting on the CBU campus where we will discuss how turning a blind eye or not wanting to understand the plight of African Americans is toxic to growth.

Friday, February 22 • St. Joseph Hall 10 • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
BSA will be hosting an official Uno and Spades game night. There will be winners in each game.

Sunday, February 24 • Sabbatini Lounge • 6:22 - 9:00 p.m.
This event is to encourage women’s empowerment. This event will uplift women of all different backgrounds and gather speakers to share their individual stories. Dinner will be served.


The Office of Recreation will host a raffle for 25 lucky winners for Autobahn Indoor Speedway, located at 6399 Shelby View Dr., on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. The raffle will be held Monday through Thursday of this week in Alfonso Dining Hall during lunch. Transportation will not be provided. Winners will be contacted via text on Thursday afternoon.

Come learn about what goes into creating a person's unique identity! Residence Life will host a session on Tuesday, February 19 in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Chick-Fil-A will be provided!

Yoga classes continue this week with instructor Kathleen S. Hall on Tuesday, February 19 in Sabbatini Lounge from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Yoga mats will be provided, but you may bring own. Future classes will be held on March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, and April 23. For more information, please contact Ian Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at
Join Creative Writing's Dr. Karyna McGlynn and the Freshman Experience Living Learning Community on Wednesday, February 20 in Living Learning Center 104 for an early evening reading and Q&A with award-winning writer Alice Bolin at 7:00 p.m. Bolin is the author of Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving and American Obsession (Harper Collins 2018), which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2018 and a "Best of 2018" according to Kirkus, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Portland Mercury, Bustle, Thrillist, and Electric Lit. She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing in the MFA program at University of Memphis, and you can find her online at or follow her on Twitter at @alicebolin. Some snacks & beverages will be provided!

CBU is offering free Martial Arts classes this spring with instructor Dr. John Malmo (Management, Marketing & Economics). The martial art style we will focus on this semester is Kombatan Arnis, a Filipino martial art of stick fighting. All participants will be required to sign a waiver before starting the class. The first class will be offered this week on Thursday, February 21 in the Wilson Family Commons of the Living Learning Center, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Future classes will be held on March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, and April 25. For more information, please contact Ian Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at

Eat, Pray, Discuss invites all faculty and staff to join them Thursday, February 21 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Stritch Chapel for Mass, followed by dinner. Please email if you plan to attend, in order to estimate food.  However, feel free to come even if you do not respond. Eat, Pray, Discuss is a group of faculty and staff that meets to eat, share Catholic traditions of prayer, and discuss relevant issues. All faculty, staff, and Brothers are welcome.

Two new exhibitions go on display in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery on Friday, February 22, both of which deal with the subject of immigration. "Migration Now" is a collection of handmade prints that address the act of migration and immigration, and the political, social, and racial issues that often accompany it; "Mi Casa es Your House" features recent work by Vanessa Gonzalez in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the exhibitions will be held next month — on Friday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both exhibitions will run through April 10. More info »» 

The ninth annual Women’s Morning of Spirituality will be held Saturday, February 23 at the Catholic Church of the Incarnation (360 Bray Station Road, Collierville) from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Johnnette Benkovic Williams, and the witness speaker will be Sr. Rita Marie Kampa, OPA continental breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m., with Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 7:40 a.m. and Mass at 12:30 p.m. Women’s Morning of Spirituality is an annual, diocesan, women’s faith-sharing movement, which fosters a deep love for the Catholic faith and encourages spiritual growth for women through prayer, music and the celebration of Holy Mass, Eucharist, and reconciliation. All women 18 years of age and up are invited to attend the free event. Please register at or contact Mary Beth (901) 853-1819 or

Career Calendar

Monday, February 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Join CBU alumnus Jordan Smith as gives you an overview of the dos and do-nots of the Care er Expo — how to prepare, how to market yourself to prospective employers, and more. Don't miss it!
Tuesday, February 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Canale Arena
Seventy companies are already confirmed to attend, recruiting for both interns and full-time employees across all academic disciplines! Check your CareerLinX account for an up-to-the-minute list of companies as more register.
Get the most out of the expo by doing the following:
  • Research companies that interest you ahead of time; have questions!
  • Dress appropriately (wear a suit)
  • Bring plenty of resumes
  • Get business cards of the folks you speak with, and follow up
  • Send thank-you notes within 24 hours

Thursday, February 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Learn about Aurora Collegiate Academy, about current and future job opportunities that are available, and enjoy free pizza! Open to all interested students.

Win Big by Helping the CBU Food Pantry

The Office of Recreation has obtained 158 "$20 Free Arcade Play Tickets when You Purchase $20 in Arcade Play" from Main Event Entertainment. To receive a ticket, you will need to bring one of the following items to Student Life: Instant Meals (Ramen Noodles, Compleats, Mac & Cheese, etc.), Fruit Cups, Rice, Nutri-Grain Bars, Peanut Butter, and/or Jelly. ALL ITEMS MUST UNOPENED AND SEALED. The contest will run through February 20. The Main Event ticket offer expires on February 28! Contact Ian Boyd at or visit his office in Student Life for more information.

CBU News

The State Board of Education released the annual Educator Preparation Report Card on February 15, a tool for Tennesseans to learn more about the progress of educator preparation providers toward the Board’s key priority areas. This year, CBU was among the programs that received the highest score — joined  locally by  the Memphis Teacher Residency and Teach for America-Memphis,  and statewide by Lipscomb University, the New Teacher Project-Nashville Teaching Fellows, Teach for America-Nashville, Union University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The State Board issues its annual report card to gauge how well programs are preparing candidates for the classroom and whether they’re meeting the needs of school districts and the goals of the state. Criteria includes a profile of graduates over the past three years, their placement and retention in Tennessee public schools, and their observation and growth scores on their evaluations on the job. Chalkbeat Tennessee reported on the scores in an article entitled "Report: Tennessee’s teacher prep programs are doing a better job, but graduating fewer educators."

Piano Tuning Update

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The LLC piano has been tuned — Olé! Let the music flow!

Plough Library News

Be sure to see what's new at Plough Library in the spring 2019 edition of
The Same Page newsletter.

In this issue: Quiet in the Library • Library Student Advisory Board • Request a Book for Purchase • Sustain-a-Book Contest • Where Did the Coffee Go? • Noise Policy • Instruction Services • Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery • #LibraryCloseups • ACLS Humanities E-Books (HEB) 
In order to meet the needs of the majority of CBU students, Plough Library is now divided into two different areas: Quiet Study (upper level) and Quiet Collaboration (main level and lower level).

This change is In response to feedback from our spring 2018 student survey and ongoing complaints about library noise levels. Thank you for helping us to make your library better! For the full story, please read the spring issue of The Same Page newsletter.

The Big Scoop

The Big Scoop is the ice cream social during summer Orientation where you get a chance to meet the new students and get them involved! Sign up here to reserve your booth at The Big Scoop!
The deadline to sign up is May 1, 2019.

Drop-In Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is now available in the Student Success Center (lower level of Thomas Center). Tutors are available to provide academic support in many courses including Biology, Chemistry, History, and Math. We are open on Sundays from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Monday through Thursday 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Stop by or contact if you have questions!  
School of Business Tutoring for core business classes, math, and more is available in Buckman Hall 314 Monday though Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Drop in during those times or schedule an appointment at Stop by or contact if you have questions!

Now Hiring: Student Workers

Do you want to help prospective students learn about CBU?
The Admissions Telecounseling Center is looking for student workers. No weekends or holidays, and you cannot work more than 15 hours a week. For more information, please email

Faculty/Staff: New Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the 2019 standard mileage rates. Beginning on January 1, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup, or panel truck will be 58 cents per mile for business miles driven (up from 54.5 cents in 2018). Christian Brothers University reimburses using the IRS standard mileage rates.

Current Job Openings at CBU

• Director of Biology Laboratories
• ECE Visiting or Asst/Assoc/Full Tenure-Track Professor
• Assistant Professor of Biology (Tenure Track)
• PA Program Clinical Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology Instructor
• 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
• PA Program Clinical Pharmacology Instructor
• Adjunct Instructor (Part-time)

• Maintenance Supervisor
• Administrative Assistant
• Online Student Success Specialist
• Instructional Designer and Curriculum Development Specialist
• Director of the CBU Center for Entrepreneurship 
• Advising and Retention Coordinator
• Dean of Academic Services
• PA Program Clinical Administrative Assistant

Campus Ministry

Koinonia, a  Greek word meaning "Community," is a peer-led, peer-planned, and peer-directed retreat that will be a wonderful experience open to all of our students. Join us for a stress free weekend as we discover ourselves, God, and others. Christian brothers University Koinonia III will take place at St. Columba Retreat Center on March 15-17. For more information and/or to sign up, you can reach out to Joseph Preston in the Office of Campus Ministry through email at or one of the following students who will be serving as the Koinonia core team: Caleb Parrish, Sonia Jaramillo-Perez, Donal Newsome, Amanda Dutra, and Eric Johnson
CBU FOOD PANTRY: The CBU Food Pantry is open and available for anyone in our CBU community and provides nonperishable food items, spices, and limited hygiene products. If you or someone you know is in need of food, please fill out the form at, and we will set up a time that works for you to pick up the food. The CBU Food Pantry is located in the Campus Ministry Office in the Thomas Center. 
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. If you are interested in joining the choir or playing an instrument please contact Joseph Preston at
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 2:00-3:00 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.

During the Lenten season, Campus Ministry invites you to participate in
Daily Lenten Reflections (March 6 - April 21). Through this initiative, Campus Ministry would like to publish a brief — yet substantial — daily reflection to the website and our social media platforms featuring reflections written by students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, Brothers, and trustees. All reflections will be due the Thursday before the week they will be published. This ensures that we will have them edited and ready to be published in time. Submitted reflections may be edited by Campus Ministry Staff prior to publication on the website. If interested, please complete the form at this link by Friday, February 22. Campus Ministry will contact you by email on Monday, February 25 with your reflection date, readings to choose from, and due date for submission. 

Upcoming Events


The CBU Physician Assistant Studies Program will host a screening of To Err Is Human: A Patient Safety Documentary on Monday, February 25 in the University Theater at 6:30 p.m. The film is an in-depth documentary about medical mistakes and those working behind the scenes to create a new age of patient safety. Through interviews with leaders in healthcare, footage of real-world efforts leading to safer care, and one family's compelling journey from victim to empowered patient advocate, the film provides a unique look at our healthcare system's ongoing fight against preventable harm. All students interested in the medical sciences are welcome! A panel discussion will follow the film.


Check for all the closing events next week — such as the Black Student Association's Hot Wings and Hot TopicsZeta Phi Beta's Health for my Sisterz, Divine Voices Gospel Choir's African American Celebration Concert (more info below), and Alpha Kappa Alpha's Harlem Renaissance!
Come visit Divine Voices Gospel Choir on Tuesday, February 26 in the Buckman Quad from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and purchase concert tickets, food, and apparel. Vendors will be Chick-fil-a, Rotel, Krispy Kreme, Office Depot, and Strategic Apparel. Please wear your best music-themed attire!

The Divine Voices Gospel Choir will present a concert to honor the contributions of the African American heritage on Wednesday, February 27 in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows: College Students: $3 with Student ID, $5 at the door with Student ID. Faculty/Staff: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Purchase tickets here »» 


The Divine Voices Gospel Choir will host a musical symposium on Thursday, February 28 in Montesi Executive Center at 6:00 p.m. to explore their upcoming March 4 Music honoring the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin. Attendees can sign up for events and enjoy refreshments (from Krispy Kreme!)

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S BASKETBALL (18-8, 13-5 GSC): The Bucs triumphed over Union University, 89-74, in Mallory Gymnasium on Rhodes College's campus Monday night.  But the team suffered from its least effective scoring night of the season in a 65-51 loss to West Alabama in Canale Arena on Thursday night. The Bucs came back in Homecoming winning form on Saturday (which was also Senior Day and the final regular season home-game of the year) by flexing on the Montevallo Falcons 79-58. The Bucs have two key road games to close out the season before the Gulf South Conference tournament. CBU heads to Huntsville to face UAH next Saturday, with tip-off scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Full schedule…
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (10-13, 7-11 GSC): Multiple scoring runs for the No. 7 Union University Lady Bulldogs helped them to a 80-67 victory over CBU Monday evening. On Thursday, West Alabama erased a 19-point first-quarter deficit to defeat the Lady Bucs 65-63. But the team came back in true Homecoming style to defeat Montevallo in a 92-91 nail-biter on Saturday. The team has two key road games to close out the season before the Gulf South Conference tournament. CBU heads to Huntsville to face UAH next Saturday, with tip-off scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Full schedule… 
BASEBALL (1-7, 0-3 GSC): The Bucs fell in a three-game sweep this past weekend to West Florida on the road, losing 0-10 and 1-4 in Saturday's doubleheader and dropping Sunday's game 0-10. The Bucs are scheduled to return to action on Tuesday, when they make the short trip to Rhodes College for a non-conference contest. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Full schedule…
SOFTBALL (3-9, 0-3 GSC): West Florida combined for 32 runs and 31 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the Lady Bucs on Saturday, 24-2 and 8-1. UWF continued its winning ways on Sunday with a 9-1 win over CBU. The Lady Bucs travel to Blue Mountain on Wednesday for a non-conference doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Full schedule…
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