November 4, 2019                                 View this email in your browser

President Jack Shannon
is hitting the road this week for a tour of the Northeast, where he's visiting Lasallian schools and talking up CBU to potential students and our Lasallian colleagues in the region. He's in Albany, NY today! Check his tour schedule at and be sure to follow CBU social media all week for news and highlights of his trip — @FromCBU, @jacktshannon, and @CBUPrez23 on Twitter, @fromCBU on Instagram, @ChristianBrothersUniversity on Facebook! #CBUprez23  #JackHitsTheRoad

This Week at CBU

Voices United will be selling Quesadillas on the Quad on Monday, November 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. $3.00 per quesadilla, $2.00 for agua de horchata, and $7.00 for two quesadillas and an agua de horchata. All proceeds go the March for DACA!
The Office of Recreation has obtained 20 tickets to Civil Axe Throwing, located at 3020 Broad Avenue #1 (next door to the Rec Room), for Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Transportation will NOT be provided. You may enter to win tickets in a raffle contest from Monday through Thursday during lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall. Winners will be contacted on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. via text message.

Free martial arts classes with instructor Dr. John Malmo (Management, Marketing & Economics) continue on Monday in Sabbatini Lounge, 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
Do you have old t-shirts and need to clean out your closet? Zeta Tau Alpha will be tabling Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in Alfonso to collect t-shirt donations. These donations will be used in to make dog-rope toys for the Memphis Humane Society. Please drop off your donations during these times or drop them off at Pender Hall 104 all week long! 
The students in the HUM 210 Sustainability class are completing service projects that emphasize how much water is being used, and how this can be changed. On Tuesday, a group of four students will be presenting alternative meal options that need less water. Join them as they demonstrate with a meal, at 7:00 p.m. in the Maurelian Lounge.
Free yoga classes with instructor Kathleen S. Hall will continue on Tuesday in 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
Do you struggle with decision-making? Do you want to know how to write a personal statement? Come to this week’s Student Success Workshop to create a personal statement to guide decision-making. 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.


Stressful semester? You need to chill!
Come by LLC 104 on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for Collage & Chill Night with Dr. McGlynn's FreshX LLC. Cut and paste analog collages to a chill wave soundtrack. No art experience necessary. Snacks, hot chocolate & art supplies provided!

Come and enjoy games and refreshments on Friday in Sabbatini Lounge from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. while connecting with and showing your support for CBU's First-Gen BUCS! Sponsored by Academic Services, the Lasallian College, and CBU Intramurals. #WeAreFirstGen  #WeSupportFirstGen

Plough Library
, the Writing & Communications Corner, and the Student Life Office are sponsoring CBU’s first recognition of International Games Week this Friday from 4:30 midnight throughout the Library. Members of the CBU community are welcome to participate in a variety of games and activities, with pizza, beverages and prizes. Faculty, staff and students can play a range of games, aimed at kids through college students at a range of experience levels. Right now, we’ve confirmed the following: Jenga Giant, hosted by Theta Tau; Uno, hosted by BSA; Dungeons & Dragons; Puzzles; Trivial Pursuit; Super Smash Brothers Tournament with prizes; Legos; Chutes and Ladders; and more… If you have questions or would like to host a game, please contact Student Life’s Tim Doyle at or the Library’s Karen Brunsting at for more information or to reserve your game. If you request a game by Tuesday, we can even order it for you if we don’t have it already available, so act fast!

GALLERY OPENING: small_bars AND #millennialproblems

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery opens two new exhibitions on Friday with a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ry McCullough and Nick Satinover collaboratively present "small_bars" in the main gallery, a collection of collateral materials such as audio recordings, videos, printed ephemera, performative events, and structural arrangements. In the gallery foyer, Natalie Tyree confronts "#millennialproblems" by combining digital imagery with watercolors, doodles, letterpress, and collage-based media. FREE REFRESHMENTS! The exhibitions will be on display through December 16.
Once again, the ADD Christians are going live! Come join THEM for some good laughs, some good entertainment, and some good news at the Kroc Center of Memphis on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Christian sketch comedy at its finest! The cost is “pay what you can,” meaning if you only have $1 that’s all you have to pay. All proceeds are going to the Salvation Army World Services. More info at

Civic Saturday
brings community members together for the purpose of connection and reflection on the values of being an active community member, especially in regards to how we as a community can influence positive change on a local and national level. Sponsored by the Memphis Public Libraries, the event can be a powerful gathering in a time of political and ideological division in our country. CBU will host a Civic Saturday in Spain Auditorium on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information on this program, visit this link. »»


Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity will host a corn-related theme event called "Memphis in Maize" on Saturday at Nolan Field from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be games, food, and test your throwing skills at the cornhole competition plus other fun competitions!. Winner will receive a special prize! The entry fee will only be $5.00! For more information, please contact

Career Calendar

Wednesday, November 6 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00-4:00 p.m. | Buckman Hall 207
If you're thinking about participating in an academic internship during the Spring 2020 semester, stop by Career Services (Buckman Hall 207) to pick up an application, site list and instructions.
Wednesday, November 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Cooper-Wilson Center 105
Learn about Church Health, who they are and what they do, and about career/internships that they typically offer… plus free Muddy’s cupcakes while they last! Open to all students; those majoring in Science/Healthcare related areas are especially encouraged to attend.
Thursday, November 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Staub Lounge, Cooper-Wilson Center

Lasallian Student Leader of the Week

This week's Lasallian Student Leader of the Week goes to Donal Newsome ('20)! Donal is known as consistent, dedicated, hardworking, extremely kind, and a warm hearted human. Always smiling, he lights up a room and brings so much value to a group by just bringing himself. Today, we want to celebrate him for who he is and who he is becoming, because he has been a tremendous blessing to CBU! Congrats to you, Donal! We see and appreciate you! Check out Donal's thoughts on leadership below as you join us in celebrating his rock-star character!
Major: I am a Physics & Mathematics double major
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Campus Involvement: Vice President of Society of Physics Students, CBUK4 Director, Secretary of Mathematical Association of America.
What does being a Lasallian Student mean to you? Being a Lasallian student means being willing to go above and beyond in incorporating the teachings of De La Salle.
My advice for others is: Trust in yourself and those around you, especially when things don't go as you envisioned them to go!
My favorite thing about CBU is: The ability for students to get to know their teachers on a personal level, and the hard work the faculty puts in to help every student succeed.

Community Service

Help Phi Beta Sigma Help the Greater Memphis Community
Throughout the month of November, the men of Phi Beta Sigma will implement three main initiatives that will help those less fortunate as we enter into the Season of Giving. Donations boxes will be 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 (November 4-27)
• 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 (November 11 - 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

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 any time between October 30 and February 2, 2020!

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

 Please join Campus Ministry and AutoZone Center for Community Engagement to attend 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 can be purchased at

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.
@cbuministry @cbuministry
@ministryCBU @ministryCBU
@cbuministry @cbuministry

Upcoming Events

The CBU Religion & Philosophy Department will hold a conversation on "What is Happiness?" on Thursday, November 14 in the Cotros Presentation Room (Rosa Deal 111), 4:00-5:30 p.m. This event will include brief reflections on happiness by four faculty members: Dr. Leigh M. Johnson, Dr. Philip "Max" Maloney, Dr. Scott D. Geis, and Rev. Dr. R. Bruce Cinquegrani. These reflections will be followed by an open conversation about happiness between faculty, students, and all others who wish to attend! Pizza to follow!
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:
  • 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
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

CBU will begin the Intramural Indoor Volleyball season tonight (Monday, November 4) in Canale Arena, starting with the 8:00 p.m. match pitting Sigma Alpha Epsilon against Tau Kappa Epsilon. The 9:00 p.m. match will feature Theta Tau vs. the Women’s Basketball Team. Please come out and support your peers as they begin their journey to the championship!

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S SOCCER (7-7-1, 5-4-1 GSC): The Bucs host Auburn-Montgomery on Saturday to close the regular season.  Full schedule…
WOMEN'S SOCCER (9-6-1, 5-5-1 GSC): Valdosta State erased a 1-0 deficit, scoring a goal in each half, in a 2-1 victory over the Lady Bucs on a cool Friday evening at Signaigo Field. CBU came back on Sunday  for a 1-0 victory over West Georgia to close their home season. The Lady Bucs return to action on Thursday when they travel to Auburn Montgomery. Full schedule…
VOLLEYBALL (6-21, 3-8 GSC): The Lady Bucs battled the Warhawks from Auburn University at Montgomery on Friday, with the Warhawks edging CBU in each set to win 3-0. On Saturday, West Florida swept the match 3-0, but Emma Lenoir broke the CBU career record for most kills (1,677)! The Lady Bucs take on Union University on Tuesday in Jackson, TN. Full schedule…
CROSS COUNTRY: The CBU cross country teams' next meet will be the NCAA Div. II South Regional Championship on Saturday in Lakeland, FL. Full schedule…
GOLF: The Bucs hosted some of the top competition in the region for the South Region Preview and finished in 10th place in the 13-team field. The tournament concluded the fall portion of their schedule, and they will return to action in the spring.
MEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0): The Bucs begin the regular season on Friday, November 8 when they travel to Central State (Ohio) for a 5:00 p.m. tipoff. Full schedule…
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0): The Lady Bucs previewed their season with an exhibition game against the University of Memphis last Wednesday, and the Tigers held on to take a 71-61 victory. The Lady Bucs wrap up their exhibition schedule on Friday when they travel to Austin Peay. Full schedule…

Think Safety: Tips from Campus Police

U Lock It, Don’t Lose It!
  1. Always lock your bike when it is unattended. A "U" style lock is the most secure.
  2. Be sure the "U" lock or cable goes through the frame. A wheel can be removed and the bike can be carried away.
  3. Secure your bike to a bike rack. If one isn’t available, secure your bike to a pole, railing, fence, or other fixed object. Be sure your bike does not interfere with handicap access or pedestrian walkways.
  4. Check the lock by pulling on it to make sure it is secure.
  5. Regularly check on your bike and contact Campus Police at 321-3550 (24/7) as soon as you notice it missing.
  6. Can you identify your bike? Take a picture of the bike (on both sides) and take a picture of the serial number. The serial number is usually located on the frame, near the pedals or on the underside of the frame near the pedals. Also, take a picture of marks  and damage that will assist you (and the police) in identifying your bike.
  7. Avoid parking your bike in dimly lit areas.
  8. Please contact Campus Police to report suspicious persons or activity.
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