October 22, 2018                                 View this email in your browser

The CBU Athletics Department will hold the 30th annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament on Monday, October 22, at 12:30 p.m. at Germantown Country Club. For more information and registration, visit

Someone left the entrance to the Hive open and zombies have been spotted on the campus! Yes, it's Humans vs. Zombies time! There will be an opening celebration on Monday, October 22 in Buckman Quad at 12:00 p.m. The purpose of this event will be to ensure all waiver forms have been signed, online registration has been completed, rules and safe zones are explained, and all participants have a bandana and an index card with ID Number. As of now, there are 61 participants. If you are interested in signing up, you have until Monday morning at 12:05 p.m. The game will commence at 12:14 p.m. Online registration is at So get those clean socks ready, because the OG Zombie will be revealed at the opening ceremony. As an incentive, the last three humans alive and the zombie with the most tags will have guaranteed tickets to the next TWO Memphis Grizzlies home games. For more information, please contact Ian A. Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, in person or by email at

Dr. Jennifer Hitt (Nursing) – in collaboration with Saint Christopher Journeys – will be leading a travel study trip to Cuba during Spring Break (March 2-9, 2109). Please join Dr. Hitt at the Journey to Cuba Information Session on Tuesday, October 23 in Cooper-Wilson Center 303 at 12:30 p.m. to learn more about this trip! This trip is open to all students, and the focus will be on healthcare and Lasallian projects. THERE WILL BE FREE PIZZA AT THE INFO SESSION!

Student Success Series Workshop this week: Midterm Reflection and Plan for Action! If you are not 100% satisfied with the midterm grades you earned, attend the workshop this week to reflect on your performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and create a plan for success! The same Midterm Reflection Workshop is offered twice this week: Tuesday, October 23, at 1:00-1:50 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24, 4:00-4:50 p.m. All workshops take place in Buckman Hall 226.


The Shelby County Crime Victims Center & Rape Crisis Center and the Memphis Interpersonal Violence Prevention College Consortium invite the CBU Community to Respect 2 Connect on Wednesday, October 24 at the Levitt Shell, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Held during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this event will focus on the promotion of healthy relationships in our community and preventing violence before it starts! Click here for more information!


Divine Voices Gospel Choir will present its Fall Concert on Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Tickets are now available for purchase online at for $3 in advance and $2 with a student ID. Tickets at the door will be $5. Doors will open for the concert at 5:15 p.m. More information about Divine Voices Gospel Choir can be found at as well.

Enjoy a night full of Harry Potter-themed trivia on Friday, October 26 in Sabbatini Lounge, 6:30-8:30 p.m.! Students will be split into "houses" and are encouraged to dress up in Harry Potter attire! Come ready to compete and indulge in Harry Potter-themed snacks!

Career Calendar

Tuesday, October 23 | 1:00 p.m. | University Theater
Student loan debt can be a major challenge if you don't know how to manage it properly. Come hear from a guest speaker to learn how you can avoid some of the pitfalls.

Wednesday, October 24 | 3:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center

Learn about International Paper, who they are, what they do, and what types of positions they offer — plus, enjoy free Muddy's Cupcakes! Open to all interested students.
Thursday, October 25 | 12:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center

Learn about FedEx, who they are, what they do, and what types of positions they offer — plus, enjoy free pizza!  Open to all interested students — those in science-related majors are especially encouraged to attend.

Intramural Corner

Flag Football Registration ends on Friday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. Games are slated to begin on Monday, October 29. To sign up, please visit For further assistance, please visit Ian Boyd in Student Life or contact him by email at
Due to the maintenance being done to Canale Arena, Intramural Indoor Volleyball Playoffs and Championship Games will be rescheduled to a future date. Please follow @rec_cbu on IG for all updates.


Krystal Lugo (Biology '18) has been accepted to the Physician Assistant Program at Bethel University, which begins in January. 
Sakshi Sata (Biomedical Science '19) has been accepted to the Southern College of Optometry. 
Dr. John Varriano (Physics) has been awarded an equipment grant from the Johnathon F. Reichert Foundation to aid in the purchase of equipment for an electron spin resonance experiment for the Advanced Physics Laboratory course (PHYS 452) at CBU. Dr. Varriano received training for the experiment at an immersion workshop that he attended at the University of Chicago in July. The workshop was sponsored by the Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA), an organization devoted to helping faculty and staff who are involved in advanced physics laboratory instruction. The Reichert Foundation offers equipment grants to ALPhA workshop attendees to help physics departments upgrade their advanced lab courses.

CBU in the News

Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology) is the subject of an article published in Teaching, a free weekly newsletter of The Chronicle of Higher Education, entitled "Why One Science Professor Has Students Write a Children’s Book." The article deals with Dr. Eisen's allowing students in some classes the option of (a) a final exam or (b) writing a children's book. He started offering them the option in 2011, when his oldest granddaughter — his inspiration for the idea — was four. The first book was called Don't Get Sick, Stan!, and students in his senior-level parasitology course wrote about the parasitic diseases that can fester in a school cafeteria and give a child abdominal distress or diarrhea. Since then, he's offered the option to students in his course on invertebrate zoology, who produced an alphabetical coloring book entitled All Creatures Small and Smaller: The World of Invertebrates

In Memoriam

Joan Campbell, mother of Dr. Mary Campbell (Behavioral Sciences), died Wednesday, October 17 after a long battle with COPD and respiratory failure. She was surrounded by her children and not in pain. Her funeral mass will be held on Monday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Stage Road in Bartlett, with a reception at the funeral home to follow. Please keep Dr. Campbell and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Drop-In Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is available at two new locations this semester! The School of Business now has a tutoring office in Buckman Hall 314 where you can walk in on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. or Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-6:00 p.m. Meet with an experienced Peer Tutor for help with your Core Business requirements like ECON 214, MIS 153, and ACCT 260, as well as many of your General Education requirements like MATH 105, SPCH 125, and ALG 120.
      The new Student Success Center is located in Thomas Center 50, around the corner from the Bookstore. The Center is open all day to students, with drop-in tutoring scheduled in the evenings. Tutors are available to help you with most freshman- and sophomore-level courses, including General Education Requirements and Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Computer Science. Check the schedule in the Center for exact courses available. Fall 2018 hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Fridays 3:00-5:00p.m., and Sundays 1:00-9:00 p.m.

Current Job Openings at CBU

• 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
• Assistant Professor of Biology
• Visiting Assistant Professor of English (Digital Rhetorics & Professional Writing)
• PA Program Clinical Pharmacology Instructor
• Adjunct Instructor (Part-time)

• Assistant Director of Admissions
• Mail and Bindery Clerk 
• Safety Officer (Full Time)
• Dean of Academic Services
• Coordinator of Guest Relations and Events Management 
• Instructional Designer
• Director of Counseling
• Police Supervisor (Lieutenant)
• Maintenance Technician I
• Director of AutoZone Center for Community Engagement
• Human Resources Coordinator I
• PA Program Clinical Administrative Assistant
• Graduate Assistant - Softball

Private Math Tutoring

The Math Center now offers private tutoring in addition to its regular tutoring program.

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

Special Topic Class: China & World Economy

A Special Topic Class — ECON 460: China, Sustainable Development, and the World Economy — is being offered during the second eight weeks of this semester. This course will develop a historical perspective which emphasizes China as one of the great civilizations of the world, as well as its economic rise to the largest economy in the world. The third main topic to be examined is sustainable development with an emphasis on the economies of Asia, especially China.
      CBU has the opportunity to join the University of Memphis’ China Winter Camp Study Abroad trip from December 27 to January 8 led by Dr. Kung, Director of the University of Memphis Confucius Institute. Students do not have to go on the trip to take the class at CBU.
      Professor Patricia Papachristou is teaching this class for our students at CBU, especially those who are interested in International Business. The class starts on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The trip is priced at approximately $2,000 for airfare, most meals, lodging, travel inside China, and admissions to cultural sites. You will need to get a passport right away and a Chinese visa once you get your passport. For more information, visit Professor Papachristou in Buckman Hall 310 or call her at (901) 308-0583.

CBU Snapshots

Students in the Science & Engineering Learning Community recently conquered the Magician’s Code scenario at the Memphis Escape Room! 

Despite the chilly air on Sunday, more than 2,000 people took part in the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk at CBU. The money raised will provide information and support for families of newborn babies with Down syndrome. Local Memphis Live anchor Amy Speropoulos emceed the event, and is pictured above with President John Smarrelli.

Upcoming Events

Drop by the CBU Bookstore on Monday, October 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for refreshments and get your holiday shopping done early! Bring your book adoptions for January term. Staff will be on-hand to answer your questions.
Got Spirit? Let's Hear it! Now's your chance to become a part of CBU's Cheerleading Squad! Come to tryouts on Monday, October 29 or Tuesday, October 30 in the University Theater, 6:00-8:00 p.m. If you are interested and/or in need of an application, please contact Ian A. Boyd in Student Life or via email at


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. The retreat will take place at St. Columba Retreat Center on November 2-4. Spots are filling up quickly! 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: Chris Fagin ('20), Elizbeth Sanchez ('21), Megan Morrison ('22), Jermani Douglas ('20), and Grace Von Boeckman ('22). 

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Bell Tower Gala on November 3 at the Peabody Hotel! This is CBU's event of the year, celebrating our remarkable alumni and faculty! This year's honorees are:
Brother Chris Englert (’77), Distinguished Alumnus
Dr. James Parker, National Alumni Board Teaching Excellence Award
Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., A Special Tribute
For information or to purchase tickets, visit today.
The Catholic Student Association will host Avenue —  a time for fellowship and spiritual reflection that is open to everyone — at 8:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel on Sundays, November 4, November 11, and November 18. 

The "My Favorite Film" series begins on Friday, November 9 in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. with a night showcasing SAC President Bennett Martin’s favorite film, Good Will Hunting! Kick back and relax and come learn why it’s Bennett’s favorite movie! Popcorn, candy, and drinks will be provided! Films to come in the series include the favorites of Wilson Phillips and Brother Tom Sullivan! Stay tuned for more info!!

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S SOCCER (6-5-3, 5-1-3 GSC):The Bucs and the Lee University Flames each scored two second-half goals, but failed to score again to end the game in a 2-2 double-overtime on October 12. On October 14, the Bucs scored a single goal in the first half, but they erupted with four goals in the second half to defeat host Shorter University 5-0. During Fall Break last Wednesday, the Bucs and the Spring Hill Badgers were evenly matched 2-2 and went into overtime — the Bucs' fourth overtime game of the season — but Spring Hill scored in overtime to win 3-2. The Bucs scored a single goal in the first half and two in the second half as they celebrated Senior Night with a 3-0 win over Harding Friday night. The Bucs close the regular season on the road Thursday at 7:00 p.m. as they play conference foe Montevallo. Then they travel to Montgomery to face Auburn-Montgomery on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Full schedule… 
WOMEN'S SOCCER (7-6-1, 6-5-0 GSC): The Lady Bucs squeezed out a 3-2 double-overtime victory at Lee University in Cleveland, TN on October 12, but they rolled to a 1-0 win over host Shorter University on October 14. The Lady Bucs could not get it going on the road against the University of West Georgia on Friday and fell to a 3-0 loss. On Sunday, they suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of GSC opponent Valdosta State. The Lady Bucs return to action at Signaigo Field for the final two games of the regular season. CBU plays Montevallo on Thursday with kickoff scheduled for 6:00 p.m. and then face off against Auburn-Montgomery on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Full schedule… 
VOLLEYBALL: (12-15, 3-8 GSC): The Lady Bucs swept two matches 3-0, against Trevecca Nazarene on October 9 and Auburn-Montgomery on October 12, but fell to No. 13 West Florida 0-3 on October 13. This past weekend, at the GSC/SSC South Region Crossover in Orlando, they defeat Florida Tech in four sets Friday afternoon in their first match. They defeated Rollins in four sets Saturday morning but dropped a three-setter to Eckerd Saturday afternoon. The Lady Bucs play their next two on the road before finishing the regular season with three straight at home. They visit Montevallo Friday night at 6:00 p.m. and Alabama Huntsville Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Their next home match is Tuesday, October 30, when they host Union at 7:00 p.m.  Full schedule… 
MEN'S GOLF: The Bucs picked up their first tournament win of the season as they defeated eight other teams in the Don Morris Invitational hosted by Union University last week during Fall Break. Three Bucs earned spots on the All-Tournament Team, led by an even-par 144 (73-71) from senior Daniel Dahmash, who tied for second place. Parker Sewell finished fourth with a 1-over 145 (71-74), and Jackson Singletary tied for fifth with a 2-over 146 (74-72). Full schedule…
WOMEN'S GOLF: The Lady Bucs wrapped up their fall schedule with a fourth-place finish in the Don Morris Invitational hosted by Union University at Jackson Country Club last week during Fall Break. Junior Lauren Mekalip led the Lady Bucs with a ninth-place finish of 168 (86-82). Full schedule… 
CROSS COUNTRY: The cross country teams ran well in the Little Rock Invitational, with the men finishing fifth of 13 teams and the women placing 11th of 19 teams last week during Fall Break. The CBU teams wrapped up the 2018 regular season in the Mississippi College Division II Invitational on Saturday, with the Bucs finishing fifth and the Lady Bucs sixth.
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