April 15, 2019                                 View this email in your browser

In Memoriam

Sadie Lisenby — known affectionately by students, faculty, staff, and alumni as "Ms. Sadie" — passed away on Friday, April 12. Ms. Sadie retired last August after serving as counseling director at CBU for 31 years and impacting thousands of lives with her professional skills, her cheery humor, and her faithful, caring attitude. A family funeral service and burial will be held this week in Ms. Sadie's hometown of Jackson, TN, but the family is also planning a CBU Memorial Service to be held on campus following the Easter holidays. The CBU Community will be informed the date and time of this memorial as soon as it is finalized. Please keep Ms. Sadie, her family, and all of her many friends and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

This Week at CBU

Voices United is holding a Fruit Cup Sale fundraiser on Monday, April 15 at Alfonso Dining Hall from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. — $4 per fruit cup!

The  Writing & Communications Corner (WCC) consultants are hosting various workshops on Mondays and Tuesdays during April, tailored to usher students through their end-of-semester papers, projects, and exams. These workshops are both dynamic and adaptive to all majors and assignments of communicative nature or with writing components. The schedule below details the focus of each workshop. As an added bonus, WCC has implemented relaxation days on Fridays, featuring coloring, meditation, journaling, and games!
Schedule: Each Day from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in The WCC (Rosa Deal 102)
  • April 15 and 16: Project Developing, Drafting, and Finishing
  • April 23 and 24: Project Drafting, Finishing, and Proofing
  • Friday, April 26: De-stress Fridays: Anti-Stress Games
  • April 29: Project Finishing and Proofing


Campus Ministry will host a dinner party celebration in Stritch Dining Hall on Monday, April 15 at 5:15 p.m. Delicious recipes will be served, and attendees can play a unique Jeopardy-style trivia game. The occasion is to top off the first-ever Catholic Relief Services Lent Rice Bowl Campaign here on campus, which was lead by CRS Student Ambassadors and charitable student-volunteers. The campaign is to promote awareness of human trafficking, global warming, global hunger, and global poverty. Furthermore, the donated proceeds will go to local charities and the CRS international missions to combat these global issues. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to come together as a community to eat, and to be in solidarity for countries which are in need of aid. Student-volunteers with Rice Bowls: please attend dinner and drop-off your rice bowls. Also, you can drop off Rice Bowls in Campus Ministry’s office in the Thomas Center across from the Buc, during normal office hours on April 16. 


The CBU Departments of Religion & Philosophy and Literature & Languages invite everyone to attend a free screening of the documentary Dolores on Monday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Discussion of the film to follow screening. Refreshments will be provided. "Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt." — From 

The Office of Recreation will host the Faculty/Staff vs. Students Charity Basketball Game on Monday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. This year, the charity that will be receiving the proceeds will be the March of Dimes Foundation. The Office of Recreation will have two containers, one of students and one for faculty and staff, to see which constituency can raise the most money. The winning constituency will be announced after the game. For more information, please contact Ian A. Boyd at
The Alpha Chi Student Research Poster Session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Even-numbered students will present from 12:30 to 1:00, and odd-numbered students from 1:00 to 1:30. 

The School of Sciences and Tri-Beta will present the annual Students vs. Faculty Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday, April 16 in Canale Arena. Warm-up starts at 5:00 p.m., and the game begins at 6:00 p.m. $2 to play, and door prize tickets are available for $1 each! MemPops will be for sale for $3 each. All proceeds go to benefit Church Health. To sign up to play, contact,, or

Yoga classes continue with instructor Kathleen S. Hall on Tuesday, April 16 in the Wilson Family Commons in the LLC from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Yoga mats will be provided, but you may bring own. The final class of the semester will be held next week on April 23. For more information, please contact Ian Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at


The Divine Voices Gospel Choir will offer a couple of Easter send-off options on Wednesday, April 17. Come to the Buckman Quad from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to buy some sweet treats at their Dessert Sale and participate in an egg toss. Later the same day, stop by the Wilson Family Commons in the LLC for an Egg Decorating Party from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Hey, freshmen and sophomores — are you struggling to choose a major? Drop by the CBU Majors Fair on Wednesday, April 17 in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The CBU Majors Fair is an event organized by a CBU Envision’s Academic Preparation Team. The purpose of this event is to host all academic departments at CBU in order to help current CBU students who are undecided about what major to choose. The Majors Fair will help by providing information and giving you the necessary resources to make a more clear decision. Each department will have a table that will include the following: graduation paradigms, information on course offered within the major/concentration, recent news and events in that department, student organizations info, and examples of a career path. Snacks and entertainment will also be provided!

Daily Lenten Reflections

During the Lenten season, Campus Ministry is publishing brief — yet substantial — daily reflections to the website and its social media platforms, written by students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, Brothers, and trustees. The CBU Community is invited to visit Daily Lenten Reflections everyday during Lent.

Student Government Association Elections

Congratulations to the following students on being elected to the Student Government Association leadership positions for 2019-20:
  • Kristine Truong, President
  • Jocey Flores, VP of Senate
  • Ricardo Rocha, VP of Finance
  • Brooke Johnson, VP of Campus Relations
Elections are not complete yet — Senate elections will begin this week. Senate speeches will be Monday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater.

Alumni News

Jack Talbert (BSBA ’92) has been named first vice president of Planters Bank in Southaven, MS. He has held executive lending roles in Desoto County since 2004, most recently as senior vice president of Commercial Lending at Southern Bancorp.

Private Math Tutoring

NOTICE: The last day for private math tutoring this semester is Wednesday, April 17!

The regular tutoring schedule is:
  • Monday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday  9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays
   More info on Math Center Tutoring at

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.

Service-Learning Course Development Grants

CBU’s AutoZone Center for Community Engagement (ACCE) invites proposals for $1,000 Service-Learning Course Development grants from CBU faculty and adjunct instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional students. The ACCE seeks to award up to ten grants for the development of new or existing service-learning courses that integrate community-engaged service components in the curriculum.
      With the aim of fostering collaboration and professional development, the ACCE will host an accompanying workshop on May 8 for award recipients and for faculty and staff interested in learning more about service-learning pedagogy.
      Find more information about the grants here. To submit a proposal, please complete this online form. Contact Leslie McAbee with questions at

Nominate Those Who Have Stepped Up

CBU is a proud community partner of the Volunteer Memphis Awards this year. The Volunteer Memphis Awards recognize individuals, civic groups, non-profits and companies who represent excellence in volunteerism and make the Mid-South a better place. Nominate an individual, group, non-profit, or company whose volunteerism you feel helps Memphis grow. To nominate, please visit All nominations must be received by May 17, 2019. 

Current Job Openings at CBU

• PA Program Part-Time Clinical Faculty
• 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 or Advanced Assistant Professor of English (New Media & Digital Humanities)
• PA Program Faculty, Academic
• PA Program Clinical Pharmacology Instructor
• Adjunct Instructor (Part-time)

• Programmer Analyst
• Safety Officer (Full Time) 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Safety Officer (Part Time) 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
• Safety Officer (Part Time) 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
• Campus Police Supervisor (Lieutenant) 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
• Campus Police Officer 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
• Human Resources Director
• Maintenance Supervisor
• Canale Pool Lifeguard (Part-time, Seasonal)
• Assistant Athletic Trainer
• Executive Administrative Assistant to the CFO
• Dean of the College of Adult Professional Studies
• Administrative Assistant
• Director of the CBU Center for Entrepreneurship 
• PA Program Clinical Administrative Assistant

Career Calendar

Wednesday, April 24 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Learn about the Grizzlies, about who they are and what they do, and about current/future job opportunities that are available, including 2019-2020 internship opportunities in departments such as Marketing, Sales, Information Technology, Community Engagement, Finance, and Operations (i.e. Engineering). Open to all students!

Thursday, April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Learn about the Impact America, about who they are and what they do, and about current/future job opportunities that are available. Open to all students!

Upcoming Events

Please join the CBU Honors Program and the CBU community on Tuesday, April 23 at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium for this most special occasion — the 12th annual CBU Last Lecture, this year being presented by our esteemed president, Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. Last Lectures usually include the professor’s reflections on their academic career, advice for better living, and even a few laughs. While many Last Lectures are merely hypothetical, sadly, this year's is not; Dr. Smarrelli will be retiring from CBU in May. Please join us to send him off in style! Light refreshments at 12:30. 

GOT SPIRIT? LET'S HEAR IT! Now's your chance to become part of CBU's Cheerleading Squad! Tryouts will be held Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24 in Canale Arena, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Contact Ian A. Boyd at if you are interested and/or in need of an application.

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery will present an exhibition of BFA graduates Erin McInnes, Darien Parsons, and Katherine Traylor entitled "Outside Looking In" in the main gallery, April 25 through July 8. In the gallery foyer, a concurrent exhibition of
artwork created by participants in art therapy sessions at the Memphis Brooks Museum and CBU students who learned about building connections and enhancing self-expression through art therapy, gallery discussions, and the creative process. Both exhibits will open with a public reception on Friday, April 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Theatre program will present an “Evening of Scenes” on April 26 and April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater. Seating is limited, and admission is free. For more information, contact Professor Hamner at

Buc Bulletin

CBU Director of Athletics Brian Summers announced the addition of men's and women's rugby to the department's sportS lineup last week, scheduled to begin competition in the spring of 2020. CBU rugby will become the first competitive club sports offered by the university. While not sanctioned by the NCAA, the programs will receive a full-time head coach and offer competitive scholarship packages for prospective students.
      "CBU Rugby was made possible through the generous donations of alumni and friends in the Memphis Rugby community," said Summers. "We have been eyeing adding the sports, but it required philanthropic support to get them off the ground. I'm very grateful to the contributors who helped make this a reality." MORE INFO»»

BASEBALL (8-29, 4-20 GSC): The UT-Martin Skyhawks defeated the Bucs 18-2 Wednesday evening. Valdosta State came away with the big hits when needed which led to a twin bill sweep of the Bucs on Saturday afternoon, 8-4 and 10-9. On Sunday, the Blazers brought home eight runs in the first inning, which powered them to an 11-3 victory. The Bucs continue their road play as they travel to Searcy, AR to take on Harding University on Tuesday. Full schedule…
SOFTBALL (9-33, 1-22 GSC): The No. 19-ranked Valdosta State Blazers swept a Saturday doubleheader over the Lady Bucs, 8-0 in five innings in game one and 14-1 in game two. On Sunday, the Lady Bucs dropped an 0-2 heartbreaker in extra innings against Valdosta State. 
The Lady Bucs look to get back in the win column with a midweek twinbill against Blue Mountain College on Wednesday. Then CBU returns home for its final series at Bland Field against Auburn-Montgomery on Friday and Saturday.  
Full schedule…

TENNIS: The CBU men's and women's tennis teams scored convincing wins over Blue Mountain College at Windyke Country Club last Tuesday, with the Bucs winning 7-0 and the Lady Bucs winning 4-3. Men's schedule… Women's schedule…
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