October 21, 2019                                 View this email in your browser

Join our alumni, parents, and families for a full weekend of food, fun, and everything that you love about Christian Brothers University! It all starts with a Party Under the Big Top on Friday night and continues with Family Fun Day, a Young Alumni Career Panel, an Academic Showcase, an Alumni Baseball Game, and Class Reunions on Saturday. We'll close the weekend with Mass & Brunch with the Brothers on Sunday. You can look at the weekend's schedules and register for each event that you would like to attend at and

This Week at CBU

Someone left the entrance to the Hive open and zombies have been spotted on the campus! Yes, it's Humans vs. Zombies time! CBU Human vs. Zombies '19 will officially begin on Monday and end on Friday, November 1. For more information, please contact Ian A. Boyd 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
Monday: Join Zeta for Pink Pancakes in Alfonso Dining Hall, 7:00-9:00 p.m. $3 for a plate of pancakes and a drink. Tickets will be sold at the door, but you can also pre purchase your ticket at this link.
Tuesday: Find Zeta in the Quad for the What’s in Z Box event, 12:15-2:00 p.m. Pay $5 and get a prize that is equal value or worth more.
Wednesday: Come watch the men of CBU participate in Big Man on Campus, an all-male pageant in the University Theater, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold all week in Alfonso and at other events. Get your tickets $5 in advance. They will be $7 at the door. Also can purchase through this link.
Thursday: Spirit Night at Pyros on Union, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Be sure to say you’re with “Zeta Tau Alpha” and 20% of proceeds will be going back to breast cancer education and awareness. If you can’t make it to Spirit Night, feel free to leave a small donation.
Friday: Find Zeta in the Quad again from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Pie a Zeta. Pay $1 and you get to throw a whipped cream pie at a Zeta
*If you are in an organization, your president should have received an email. This week, you have the opportunity to gain participation points with all of these events. For the top three in participation points, you will win money towards your philanthropy

Free yoga classes with instructor Kathleen S. Hall will continue on Tuesday in in the Wilson Family Commons in the LLC 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
Hola CBU will be in the Buckman Quad on Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., offering up Burrito Bowls (steak or chicken) for $5.00 with either agua de horchata or agua de fresca for $2.00. Or get the combo bowl and drink for $6.00!
Come out and support CBU's men's and women's basketball team on Wednesday night in Canale Arena at 9:00 p.m. as we prepare for the CBU vs. Memphis game and the rest of the basketball season! Prizes! Games! More!
The Living Learning Communities invite all CBU students, faculty, staff, and Brothers to the Living Learning Center Classroom on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. for a free lunch, video, and discussion in honor of the Feast of Saint Francis on the theme "We Are All Connected: Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor."


Women Entrepreneurship Week
is is celebrated around the world and across the United States this week, and in honor and celebration of women entrepreneurs, CBU is hosting a panel to discuss a variety of topics related to being a female founder and business leader on Friday in Spain Auditorium, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Panelists will be Dr. Divya Choudhary (CBU), Rebecca Bramlett (Director of Operations for Fix, Inc.), Sophia Fils-Aime (Program Director for Lite Memphis), Amber Hayes (CEO for SecondKeys, Inc.), Emily Wolfe (CEO for PetsFurYou), and Karrie Forbes (Owner of Mozelle Boutique). CBU is one of only two Tennessee universities participating in this year’s program, and we are the only participating university in West Tennessee.

The Writing and Communications Corner (the WCC) is holding a Fan Fiction Halloween Contest, open immediately to all CBU students. To participate, write your best and scariest Halloween fiction, and submit it to by noon on October 28. (Please, only one entry per individual.) After removing names, lead WCC consultants will judge the entries anonymously and choose the three scariest stories, whose authors will get a very cool prize! On October 31 — Halloween Day — we will host the finale of the WCC Spooktacular Event with a party in the WCC (Rosa Deal 102) from 4:00 tp 6:00 p.m. with food and readings from the top three entries. Get ready to get spooky at the WCC! 

Career Calendar

Tuesday, October 22 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. | University Theater
This event will take place during the weekly CBU 101 session, but is also open to all interested students.  Learn about aspects of how student loans are managed, and get tips on how to deal with paying off student loan debt effectively.
Wednesday, October 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Spain Auditorium
Learn about FedEx, about upcoming internship opportunities, and enjoy free Muddy’s cupcakes! Open to all interested students in all majors.
Thursday, October 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Nolan Engineering Center 241
Learn about CoBuilt, about upcoming job/internship opportunities, and enjoy free pizza while it lasts! Open to all interested students; juniors and seniors majoring in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and related engineering disciplines are strongly encouraged to attend.

In Memoriam

Rosetta "Rosie" Marian Burke, mother of Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Sciences) and mother-in-law of Dr. Maureen O'Brien (Behavioral Sciences), passed away on Wednesday, October 9. Rosie had many loves and hobbies, including fishing, beekeeping, judo, and jewelry making (gem cutting and all), and spent her years in retirement volunteering at the local spay and neuter clinic. In lieu of flowers, Rosie and the Burke family would appreciate donations made to the Flathead Spay and Neuter Task Force or any local spay and neuter clinic of your choice.& Please keep Tracie and Maureen and the Burke family in your thoughts.
Mary Burns, owner of Java Cabana coffee shop and long-time adjunct professor of Literature & Languages at CBU, passed away on October 4 after an almost three-year battle with lung cancer. From a very young age, she loved to write poetry and this love translated to her teaching and to her regular hosting of CBU's open mic nights for Creative Writing students at Java Cabana. Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may also be left online at this link


CBU Physician Assistant Studies students Lauren Wysocki, Josh White, Caroline Sabbatini, and Jonathan Hawkins won the 5th Annual Challenge Bowl at the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistant (TAPA)'s 43rd Annual FallFest Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference on October 7 in Gatlinburg. The Challenge Bowl consists of teams of PA students from across the state and is modeled after the AAPA National Challenge Bowl to help Tennessee PA students prepare for their exams, certification, and the National Challenge Bowl competition.

Dr. Johnell Goins (Lasallian College) was recently appointed to serve on the executive board for the Tennessee Association for Student Success and Retention as the diversity chair. 

Alumni News

Three CBU alumni have been selected to the Memphis Business Journal "40 Under 40" Class of 2019, who will be honored at a special ceremony on November 15 at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn:
Eric Heinz (MEM '04), Director of Business Development at Smith & Nephew
Rob Hughes (History '08, MBA '11), Vice President of Development at Porter-Leath
Gabby Salinas (Biochemistry '11), Research Assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Cancer Survivor and Activist, Political Activist

CBU in the News

John Reilly 
(Head Men's Basketball Coach) was the subject of a profile in the Daily Memphian on October 13, entitled "Reilly brings strong defensive approach to CBU basketball."

Congratulations, Course Evaluations Winner!

Congratulations to Simone Anderson (MEd '19)! She won a Google Chromecast for completing all of her course evaluations for the Spring 2019 semester!

Be sure to complete all of your course evaluations for the Fall 2019 semester for your chance to win a Google Chromecast! Fall 2019 course evaluations open on November 26 and close December 8.

CBU Snapshots

Physicist and science fiction author Les Johnson spoke to CBU students on October 2 in Spain Auditorium. He is pictured above on the right with Dr. Karl Leib (History & Political Science). 

Griffin Henry
 (History Education '21), pictured at left, shared a copy of the U.S. Constitution with Collin Dice (Ecology '21) on Constitution Day in Alfonso Dining Hall in September. Griffin was one of the volunteers distributing the copies to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. 

Thank you to all the Tri-Beta members who came out and helped at this year’s Mock Interview event. The event hosted by Tri-Beta provides students with an opportunity to practice their interviewing skills in an environment similar to that of an actual interview for graduate school in health-related careers. Pictured above are (front row, l-r) Anna Birg (Biochemistry '14), Bano Qaladize and Amber Lamberty (Pre-Health Chairs), Megan Huyn (Biology '17), (back row, l-r) Dr. Christina Tran (Biology '06), Ben Tansey (Biology '16), Anmol Khan (Biology '10), Dr. Jason Porter (Biology '08), Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology), John Buttross (Biology '17), and Dr. Nick Qualls (SCO).

Lasallian Student Leader of the Week

Rebrand update! To continue to celebrate our rich Lasallian mission, this platform of "student leader of the week" is now the "Lasallian Student Leader of the Week!" This week's Lasallian Student Leader is John Foner! A transfer student to our community in 2018, John has made huge strides to get involved and contribute to positive change on campus. He’s faithful, respectful, a great advocate, and a consistent presence. Give it up for John as we celebrate his character, who he is, and who he is becoming. We see and appreciate you!! 🏴‍☠️🤗 
Major: Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Involvement: Student Activities Council, Kappa Sigma Fraternity (Service Chair), Tri-Council Greek Programming Board 
What does being a Lasallian Leader mean to you? It means following the Lasallian Principles and promoting the spirit and character that hopefully makes a change at the school.
What advice do you have for other students when it comes to leading? Socializing and being outgoing can be difficult for many people; it was for me during my teenage years, until I got to college where I finally loved the person I was becoming. Don’t sit in your dorm and waste away what is considered the best time of your life. Get active, be a leader in anything you do. May it be in education, your social organization, or even sports. Even being one among peers and friends can leave a positive impact. It’s all about showing respect, being kind, and having a positive attitude. It can be hard at times. However, the struggles you face not only make you better as a person but much stronger as a leader.
What is your favorite thing about CBU? How I can cherish the many friends and opportunities that CBU has graciously given me. I have the opportunity to go to school with my twin brother Will, who I deeply look up to. I love that I can enjoy all these opportunities everyday at our small Lasallian college community! 

Campus Ministry


, 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 IV — or CBUK for short — will take place at St. Columba Retreat Center on November 1-3. 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: Donal Newsome, Rosa Santana, Lizeth Hernandez, Nicole Johnson, and Bailey Jones.   

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.
HAUNTED BY GOD: THE LIFE OF DOROTHY DAY: ​Please join Campus Ministry and the AutoZone Center of Community Engagement to attend the Dorothy Day House presentation of "Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day" on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. This dramatic portrait follows Dorothy Day from her days as a 17-year-old Greenwich Village bohemian through her later years as a tireless champion of social justice. Tickets are $25; student tickets are $15 and can be purchased at
​POP-UP MINISTRY/DRIVE-THRU MINISTRY: Drop by or drive by, and receive a Bible Verse, affirmation, motivational quote, or prayer on Tuesday, October 22 at 12:00 p.m. outside of the Cooper-Wilson Center. 
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Upcoming Events

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!

Auditions are being held in the STARS Lounge (Rosa Deal 302) on the following dates:
  • Tuesday, October 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (application deadline Sunday, October 27)
  • Wednesday, November 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (application deadline Monday, November 4 )
  • Monday, November 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (application deadline Saturday, November 9)
  • 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

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

Think Safety: Tips from Campus Police

Caller ID spoofing is the practice of causing the telephone network to indicate to the receiver of a call that the originator of the call is from somewhere else other than the true origin.
Is it legal? Caller ID spoofing is generally legal in the United States, as long as it’s not done "with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value." The relevant federal statute, the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, does make exceptions for certain law-enforcement purposes. Callers are also still allowed to preserve their anonymity by choosing to block all outgoing caller ID information on their phone lines.
How can I protect myself? If you aren’t familiar with an incoming call number, let the call go to voicemail. If they don’t leave a voicemail message, it is likely to be a spoof caller. Also, watch for calls from out of state (California, Oregon, etc.). Again, If the number isn’t familiar, let it go to voicemail.  

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S SOCCER (6-7, 4-4 GSC): The Bucs scored a pair of second half goals in a 2-0 victory over Delta State on October 11, but they ended their three-game winning streak with a 2-0 loss to Mississippi College on October 13. The Bucs held on for a 1-0 shutout victory over visiting Shorter on Friday night at Signaigo Field. On Sunday, Lee University scored three goals in the second half, and pulled away for a 4-1 victory. The Bucs return to action on Friday when they travel to West Alabama. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Full schedule…
WOMEN'S SOCCER (8-3-1, 4-2-1 GSC): The LadyBucs playedDelta State to ascoreless draw on October 11 in Cleveland, MS and then dropped their first match of the season to Mississippi College on October 13, snapping a seven-game winning streak.
The Lady Bucs stormed past Shorter on Friday, winning a 6-09 shutout. On Sunday, Lee University scored a pair of goals in a four-minute span during the second half to take a 2-0 victory over CBU. The Lady Bucs are scheduled to return to action on Friday when they travel to West Alabama. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Full schedule…
VOLLEYBALL (5-17, 2-5 GSC):The Lady Bucs fell to Lee University in Canale Arena on October 11, 1-3, but came back the next day to defeat Shorter University with a five-set 3-2 victory. This past weekend, they traveled to Birmingham for theGSC/SSC Crossover Tournament, where they started off their play on Friday with a 3-2 victory over Rollins College. On Saturday, they dropped their final two matches against Florida Southern and Florida Tech, both with 0-3 scores. The Lady Bucs return to Canale Arena for a match against Henderson State on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Full schedule…
CROSS COUNTRY: The CBU cross country teams participated in the Fast Cats Classic hosted by Kentucky Wesleyan on October 12.Peter Torrespaced himself and the men's team to a second place finish out of the 15 competing teams.Johanna Wistokatcrossed the finish line in 11th place, which helped the Lady Bucs to a fourth place finish among the 16 teams. Both teams head to Montevallo, AL on Saturday to compete in the GSC Championship meet. Full schedule…
GOLF: The Bucs had a pair of top-five individual performances by Tanner Munzel and Daniel Maybee to help earn a runner-up finish at the Don Morris Invitational, hosted by Union University on October 14-15. The Lady Bucs finished third in the five-team tournament, with Lauren Mekalip finishing her second round +8 over par to help put her in a tie for seventh place. CBU hosts the South Preview Invitational October 27-29 at the Irene Golf & Country Club. Men's schedule…  Women's schedule…
MEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0): The Bucs preview their season with an exhibition game against the Memphis Tigers on Thursday at FedExForum at 7:00 p.m.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0): The Lady Bucs  also preview their season with an exhibition game against the University of Memphis next week on Wednesday, October 30 at the Ema Roane Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m.
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