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This Week at CBU


The Tri-Council Greek Programming Board will be hosting "Greek Week," a three-day celebration that will promote education, leadership, service and social justice, and social engagement at CBU, November 25-27. 
MEET THE GREEKS: Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. An educational event that will showcase the mission of Fraternity & Sorority Life while also connecting CBU community to the three governing councils that oversee the 12 social Greek letter organizations and two professional fraternities on our campus. Each chapter will be given a chance to give a 5-minute presentation that will illustrate the values of their organization and what they work to promote on campus and throughout the Memphis community.
TRI-WIZARD TOURNAMENT: Tuesday in Canale Arena at 8:00 p.m. CBU's first Tri-Wizard Tournament, where the Greek organizations defend their houses and take part in magical games.
PHILANTHROPY FAIR: Wednesday in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Come visit the CBU organizations as they share information about their philanthropies.

The Alpha Beta Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will host a meet-and-greet session for those men who are interested in becoming members of the organization. Phi Beta Sigma is a fraternity of all cultures and races and strongly believes in inclusion, rather than exclusion. The Meet & Greet will be hosted on Monday, November 25 at 7:14 p.m. in Cooper-Wilson Center 303 (Conference Room). Phi Beta Sigma asks those young men who are interested in attending to please dress in business casual attire. For more information, please contact Courtney Carter at or Ian A. Boyd at

Career Calendar

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. 


Peggy Hasty (Financial Aid) will celebrate her 25th anniversary with CBU this week on November 28. Congratulations, Peggy!!

Happy Birthday!

Brother Louis Althaus
 (Professor Emeritus) celebrated his 88th birthday on November 22. He is pictured above with Brother Tom Sullivan (Campus Ministry, Biology), Brother Mark Gubbels (Business Office, Reitred), Brother Michael Schmelzer (Education), Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut (Special Assistant to the President), Brother Terence McLaughlin (Past President), and Brother Joel Baumeyer (
Professor EmeritusMathematics).


A sculpture by Justin Bowles (Academic Services) is included in "Color Schemes: The Value of Intensity," a group exhibition at Crosstown Arts. The exhibition focuses on the meaning, sensitivity, and passion that the intensity of color creates, and will be on display through February 9.
Matthew Hamner (Visual & Performing Arts) will be appearing as Walker Harris, a crusading journalist, in the Cloud9 Memphis production of Lee Blessing’s Two Rooms at TheatreWorks on December 13-21. The play centers around the Lebanon hostage crisis of the 1980s and was named "Best Play of the Year" by Time Magazine in 1988. For times, click here
Lady Buc outside hitter Emma Lenoir (Early Childhood '21) was named second team All-Gulf South Conference as voted by conference volleyball coaches. This is the third time Emma has been honored as a member of the All-GSC second team. She ranked third in the conference leaders with 3.54 kills per set while totaling a second best 449 total kills. Her 449 total kills helped her finish in ninth place in all of Division II. She finished second in the conference in total points (497.5). 

The Tennessee Delta Chapter of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society initiated five new members on November 20. Pictured above (l-r) are President Chris Fagin (Electrical Engineering '20), Professor Gene McGinnis (Civil Engineering, Tau Beta Pi advisor), Jessica Morrison (Biochemical Engineering '21), Rosemarie Wiethop (Electrical Engineering '21), Jawad Almaatouk (Electrical Engineering '20), Aulbree Haskins (Chemical Engineering '21), and Mr. Russ Pierce (Tau Beta Pi National Board of Directors). Not pictured: Mario Tellez-Gonzalez (Mechanical Engineering '20). 

Lasallian Student Leader of the Week

This week's Lasallian Student Leader of the Week goes to Brooklyn Villamor ('21)! Brooklyn is majoring in English with a double minor in Visual Arts and Psychology. She is from Nashville and currently serves as VP of Communications for SAC, president of the French Club, and is a member of the Track team! From serving those around her to making sure everyone feels included and apart of the group, Brooklyn consistently uplifts others! We want to celebrate her today for who she is and for the leader she is and is becoming. We see and appreciate you Brooklyn! 🤗
What does being a Lasallian Student mean to you? I think being a Lasallian student to me is about welcoming and accepting everyone no matter their background, ethnicity, nationality, or class. I think it's also actively listening to others' input when it comes to anything because the best thing diversity offers is the opportunity to look at a situation from a different perspective. I also think there is a lot of power in education as well. Not just going to class but actively learning. Specifically for me, Philosophy and Sociology have both given me opportunities to truly question myself and the world around me, and from this, I have grown so much (shout out to Dr. James and Dr. Johnson, who have truly inspired me as a student). 
What advice do you have for other students when it comes to leading? Come in with an open mind and an open heart. Some of the best things that have happened to me only did because I was open to it. During my freshman year, I was so isolated by my past experiences that I restricted myself so much. But now, two years later, my world has changed so much. My best friends are people I thought I would never relate to, I am a part of a college team and a sport I thought I'd never join, and I am president of a club and a member of SAC, organizations that required leadership skills I wasn't sure I had. Also, like Dr.Burke always says, "Say YES!" 
What is your favorite thing about CBU? The community and its diversity. I have never been a part of a community that was so supportive of everyone's growth and success. From the first time I received a call from admissions to now, I have never had a moment where I wasn't sure at least one person (be it a professor, a faculty member, a suitemate, or a classmate) would be there to help guide me forward. I am truly thankful for this school. 

New to the Plough Library Collection

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy
by Roy W. Perrett

This wide-ranging introduction to classical Indian philosophy is philosophically rigorous without being too technical for beginners. Through detailed explorations of the full range of Indian philosophical concerns, including some metaphilosophical issues, it provides readers with non-Western perspectives on central areas of philosophy, including epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of religion. Chapters are structured thematically, with each including suggestions for further reading. This provides readers with an informed overview whilst enabling them to focus on particular topics if needed. – page 4 of cover
Find it here: NEW BOOKS 181.4 P47 2016
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Harpswell Foundation Leadership Resident

The Harpswell Foundation and CBU are seeking applicants for the 2020 Leadership Residency.  The Harpswell Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission to empower a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia and the developing world. The Leadership Resident will live in a dormitory in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, for 3 months, teaching in-house classes and engaging the university students in leadership building projects. The Leadership Resident will also spend informal time with the students, helping them understand more about the world outside Cambodia.
• Applicants must be: CBU students (or recent graduates), female, native English speakers, or very fluent in English with excellent accent. Candidates must have a commitment to empowering women and be able to live in Cambodia for three months during the summer of 2020. Ideal candidates are seniors or recent graduates with international travel experience, curiosity, a commitment to the LaSallian principles of social justice, and a warm and friendly personality.   
• For more information, visit and watch this video.
• Interested students should contact Dr. Mary Campbell at or Dr. Emily Holmes at by January 15. 

Photo above: Statue of an Apsara holding a textbook in the courtyard of the Teuk Thla dormitory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. PHOTO BY DR. MARY CAMPBELL

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!

Castings Call

Castings, CBU's Journal of Literature & Fine Arts, is seeking submissions in the following genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/essay, fine art, and photography. Each submission will be considered for the 2019-2020 Castings Awards. The top three entries in each genre will win a showcase at the Vincent O'Neill Reading Series/CastingsRelease Party and a CASH PRIZE! 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $50, 3rd Place: $25. Send your best creative work to by February 2, 2020!

Campus Ministry

​HAPPY THANKSGIVING: ​Campus Ministry would like to wish all a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope all will enjoy the time spent with loved ones recalling all of the abundant blessings God has given. 
THANKSGIVING MASS: ​There will be a Thanksgiving mass celebrated at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26 in the Stritch Chapel. All are welcome!

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES - HOLIDAY FAIR TRADE SALE:​ Catholic Relief Services will be hosting a Holiday Fair Trade Sale in Sabbatini Lounge on December 5 from 11:00 2:00 p.m. Please stop by and support fair trade while purchasing a gift for a loved one! Items sold will include ornaments, coffee, tea, candles, soaps, and so much more!
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. 
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Upcoming Events

Are you STRESSED from studying? Come RELAX with us and get a FREE chair massage! Thomas Center Conference Room on Tuesday, December 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by Student Life & Department of Health & Prevention Services
STARS (Students Tackling Autism Related Syndromes) will host its second annual "Mistletoe Variety Show" in the University Theater on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. Acts by students, faculty, and staff will include musical instruments, dancing, singing, skits, and more! Tickets are available for online pre-sale for  $7.50 at or at the door for  $10. Check out the video from last year’s show above! For more information, contact Sarah Laney at

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.
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.

The CBU School of Business Alumni Group cordially invites CBU Business alumni and graduating seniors to attend a Saturday brunch on campus to meet Dean Joseph Turek and to discuss the future of the School of Business and ways in which alumni can get involved. Additionally, alumni who attend the event can get a professional headshot done for free. Register for this event by reserving your ticket here!

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S BASKETBALL (2-3, 0-1 GSC): The Bucs used a 13-0 second-half run to seal a 81-68 victory over Freed-Hardeman last Tuesday at the FHU Sports Center. The Bucs hosted Valdosta State to open Gulf South Conference play on Saturday. Valdosta State started the game on a 13-2 run and did not look back, taking a 79-61 victory. Full schedule…
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (1-2, 0-1 GSC): The Lady Bucs took on Murray State in an exhibition on Friday. Murray State outscored CBU 48-21 in the second half and cruised to a 95-59 win.The team opened Gulf South Conference against Valdosta State on Saturday. Valdosta State took advantage of 24 turnovers, scoring 28 points, and held on for a 75-69 win. Full schedule…

Think Safety: Tips from Campus Police

What’s Your Comfort Zone? If you only feel safe on campus, stay on campus. Your first date could be conversation and coffee in the Buc.
Friends with Friends: Meet potential dates through the people you trust. Your roommate, sorority sister, fraternity brother, or your teammate may have a friend you like. Your friends can vouch for their friends.
Stay Connected: While on the date, make sure you stay connected to friends or family. Let them know who you are going out with, where you’re going, when you'll be back, what you'll be doing, and why you're going out with this person.
Phone a Friend: Have a friend call or text you at a specific time to check in. Or, you could set up a word or phrase (green-everything is okay, red-call me, meet me, or call the police) that indicates if everything is okay or if there's trouble. Make sure someone knows where your date is taking you and approximately when you'll be back.  
Before You Go: If you can, find out about the persons previous relationships. Are they funny and friendly or are they verbally or physically abusive? Know before you go!
Can You Hear Me Now? Fully charge your cell phone before a date. You never want to be in a situation where you need to call 911 or Campus Police (321-3550), but you can’t.
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