March 11, 2019                                 View this email in your browser

This Week at CBU

Through Catholic Relief Service (CRS) Rice Bowl, we share the journey with members of our human family around the world, and commit our Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving to deepening our faith and serving those in need. Are you interested in getting a Rice Bowl? Come to Alfonso Dining Hall on Monday, March 11 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


The Study Abroad Office will host an information session on Tuesday, March 12 in Rosa Deal 111 at 1:00 p.m. for students who are interested in participating in a short-term travel study or semester long programs. Light refreshments will be provided.


The Office of Recreation will host a raffle for 25 lucky winners for Battlefront Paintball at Shelby Farms, located at 6791 Walnut Grove Rd., on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. The raffle will be held Monday through Thursday this week in Alfonso Dining Hall during lunch. Transportation will not be provided. Winners will be contacted via text message on Thursday afternoon. For more information, please contact Ian A. Boyd at

Yoga classes continue with instructor Kathleen S. Hall on Tuesday, March 12 in Sabbatini Lounge from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Yoga mats will be provided, but you may bring own. Future classes will be held on March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, and April 23. For more information, please contact Ian Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at
Free Martial Arts classes with instructor Dr. John Malmo (Management, Marketing & Economics) will resume on Thursday, March 14 in Sabbatini Lounge, 7:00-8:00 p.m. The martial art style we will focus on this semester is Kombatan Arnis, a Filipino martial art of stick fighting. All participants will be required to sign a waiver before starting the class. Future classes will be held on March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, and April 25. For more information, please contact Ian Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at
CBU and the Harpswell Foundation present Dr. Alan Lightman and CBU/Harpswell exchange students, Nyokchin Ly and Davith Eang, speaking about their experiences and life in Cambodia in the Sabbatini Lounge of the Thomas Center on Friday, March 15 at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Lightman is a native Memphian physicist, essayist, MIT educator, and author of the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams. He is also the founder of the Harpswell Foundation, which works to empower a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia and the developing world. Refreshments will be provided by CBU’s Office of the President starting at 12:00 p.m. The event is open to all CBU students, Brothers, faculty, and staff!

A public reception for the new exhibitions in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery will be held on Friday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both exhibitions deal with the subject of immigration. "Migration Now" is a collection of handmade prints that address the act of migration and immigration, and the political, social, and racial issues that often accompany it, which comes from the organizations Justseeds and CultureStrike
. "Mi Casa es Your House" features recent work by Vanessa Gonzalez in the gallery foyer. Both exhibitions will run through April 10. More info »»  

, 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 III will take place at St. Columba Retreat Center on March 15-17. 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: Caleb Parrish, Sonia Jaramillo-Perez, Donal Newsome, Amanda Dutra, and Eric Johnson
Please reserve the spots while they last, because they are limited.

Career Calendar

Wednesday, March 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Learn about United Recovery & Remarketing, about current and future job opportunities that are available, and enjoy free Muddy’s cupcakes while they last! 
Thursday, March 14 | 12:30-2:00 p.m. | Crosstown Concourse

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.

Lasallian Leadership Award Nominations

Formerly the Student Leadership Awards, the inaugural Lasallian Leadership Awards are scheduled for Friday, April 5 in conjunction with Parent and Family Weekend. Recognizing the achievements of our exceptional student body, clubs and organizations are invited to submit nominations for individuals and organizations that embody the Lasallian commitment to academics, service, and community. The award criteria and submission guidelines can be found in the links below: Please note: For each award submission, a new form must be completed with the correct award title selected. You may include pictures or additional graphics in your file uploads.
       Award submissions will be reviewed by the selection committee, comprised of faculty and staff from across the university. The award ceremony on April 5 will be by invitation only, and guests will be notified on the evening of March 29 via CBU email. Questions or concerns regarding this process should be emailed to


Caroline Mitchell Carrico (History '10 / Lasallian Fellow) is featured and quoted extensively in the cover story of the February 28 edition of The Memphis Flyer, entitled "History in the Pink: The Pink Palace Celebrates Memphis' Bicentennial With a Powerful New Exhibit." Caroline is supervisor of exhibits at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum. The museum's grand exhibit, "Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community," is on display through October 20.
Taylor Flake (History '17 / Lasallian Fellow) has been selected to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association’s Diversity Leadership Institute, a six-month leadership and mentoring program that helps law students build relationships with legal professionals and prepare for careers in the profession. Taylor is a second-year law student at the University of Tennessee College of Law. 
Buccaneer first baseman J.D. Goodspeed (Engineering Management '22) was named Freshman of the Week by the Gulf South Conference, after he helped lead the Bucs to a 3-2 record for the week of February 25. J.D. went 5-for-15 (.333 batting average) with a home run, four RBIs, four runs, and a stolen base for the week.
Dr. Benjamin Jordan (History & Political Science) has published an article in the Arcadia: Environment and Society journal that is produced jointly by the European Society for Environmental History and the Rachel Carson Center in Germany. The article, entitled "Ancestral Outdoorsmen and Historical Hikes," is related to the book manuscript Dr. Jordan is writing on early 20th-century mainstream American environmental ideology, practices, and activism. 
Lady Buc basketball player Brynne Lytle (Biology '20) was named Second Team All-Gulf South Conference, as voted on by GSC women's coaches on March 5. Brynne averaged 16.4 points (5th in GSC), 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.8 steals (9th in GSC) , while averaging 36.6 minutes (2nd in GSC) per contest. She posted double-digit scoring outputs in 18 of her 23 starts and ranked fourth in the league with 17.2 points per game.

Jessica Morrison
(Chemical Engineering '20) was recognized by the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers with a scholarship for her outstanding achievement. She is pictured above (at right) with Sharon Deane, president of the Knoxville chapter. 

The Gulf South Conference named Chelsea Walker (Accounting '21) and Bjoern Ole Klehn (History Education '21) as its Track and Field Performers of the Week after their performances in the Mississippi College Invitational on March 2 (see below in "Buc Bulletin"). Chelsea earned the victory in the 400 meter hurdles, while earning an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, as she finished with a time of 1:00.41; her time is the best in the nation thus far in 2019. Bjoern jumped his way to a victory in the men's long jump competition with a distance of 7.51 meters, which earned a NCAA provisional qualifying mark and is the 11th best jump in 2019 for all Division II. 
Buccaneer basketball players Adam Dieball (Business Administration '19) and Joe Laravie (Business Administration were named First Team All-Gulf South Conference, as voted on by the GSC men's basketball coaches on March 5. Adam averaged 18.4 points (4th in GSC), 8.3 rebounds (2nd in GSC), and 6.7 assists (1st in GSC) on 50.3 percent shooting (3rd in GSC). He leads NCAA Division II with four triple doubles, and ranks 11th in double-doubles (14). Joe leads the Bucs, and ranks third in the GSC, scoring 19.4 points per game average. He made 48.4 percent of his shots (6th in the GSC) and also leads the GSC with an 84.1 free throw percentage.

CBU News

President John Smarrelli was a featured panelist in a national Learning Circle webinar, entitled "Helping Undocumented Students Pay for College: Learning from Higher Ed Innovators," on March 7. The Learning Circle was cosponsored by TheDream.US and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, and covered topics on Income Sharing Agreements — an emerging model to help DREAMers pay for their education — and opening existing and new financial and scholarship aid to DREAMers. Other panelists included Miriam Feldblum (Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration), Dr. Matt Gianneschi (Colorado Mountain College), Kevin James (Better Future Forward), Melissa Pizzo (Arizona State University), and Ricshawn Adkins Roane (Jack Kent Cooke Foundation). 

Welcome to CBU

Patrick Cook has joined the CBU Community as Aramark’s Interim Food Service Director. Patrick joined Aramark in 2013 as a Retail Manager in the Southeast Region of Higher Education. Prior to starting with Aramark, Patrick spent 14 years as a Director of Operations for a diverse range of dining service organizations, where he was responsible for creating a culture of service excellence. He is driven by the unrelenting pursuit of guest focus and ideals. Patrick has grown his career with Aramark through persistence and increasing responsibilities. He welcomes the opportunity to assume the Interim Food Service Director responsibilities at CBU. He attended college at the University of Memphis.  During his free time, Patrick enjoys playing golf and planning adventures with his son. 

Admitted Buc Day


The Office of Admissions will be having an Admitted Buc Day on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and would like to invite current students to join in for some of the activities on campus. Current students, faculty, and staff are welcome (and encouraged) to participate as panel members for the following sessions:
  • Faith, Service, and Community
  • Study Abroad
  • Real Talk w/Current Students (student-only panel)
  • The First Year Experience
  • The Transfer Experience
All are also encouraged to eat lunch in Alfonso that day! All of the prospective students who come to Admitted Buc Day will be eating lunch in Alfonso at noon. Admissions would love to see some of our current students at that time as well to mingle with the potential incoming students.
       At 2:00 p.m., there will be a Firepit Farewell on campus with s’mores, volleyball, and basketball! All are welcome to attend!
FOR MORE DETAILS on the sessions, such as time or expectations, or for general information about Admitted Buc Day, please contact Rachel Clark at or (901) 321-3205.

New Payment System Launches March 13

There have been several prior communications about CBU’s move to a new payment system. The wait is almost over! The current system, CashNet, will be replaced on March 13, 2019 with TouchNet, the leading provider of payment processing technology for colleges and universities. As a comprehensive, integrated e-commerce solution, TouchNet offers enhancements that will allow our students to monitor their accounts, view statements, make payments, enroll in payment plans, and more.
      Similar to the CashNet payment system, TouchNet will assess a non-refundable processing fee of 2.85% per transaction, with a $3.00 minimum charge. For example, a payment of $200 to CBU will result in a $205.70 charge to the student’s credit or debit card. (Online payments can be made without a fee if the Electronic Check payment option is selected during the online payment process with TouchNet.)
      Effective March 13, credit and debit card payments WILL NOT be accepted via phone, mail, fax, or in person at the Business Office. For your convenience, computers will be available in the lobby of the Business Office on the lower floor of Barry Hall if you need to make a credit card or debit card payment while on campus. Of course, the system can be accessed from anywhere online 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.

New Online Learning Management System

In November 2018, CBU faculty evaluated and decided to replace the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) with the Canvas LMS. CBU's Moodle contract will end on May 31. No one will have access to any of that information after that date. CBU will be migrating courses to our new LMS between now and May 31. On June 1, CBU faculty will begin using the Canvas LMS. In preparation for this move from Moodle to Canvas, faculty members are being offering NINE training dates (at different times) to choose from to attend SPRING 2019 CANVAS FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING. Faculty, keep an eye on your in-box this week — an email will be sent to select the date and time that works best for you!

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

• Executive Administrative Assistant to the CFO
• Dean of the College of Adult Professional Studies
• Maintenance Supervisor
• Administrative Assistant
• Online Student Success Specialist
• Instructional Designer and Curriculum Development Specialist
• Director of the CBU Center for Entrepreneurship 
• Advising and Retention Coordinator
• Dean of Academic Services
• PA Program Clinical Administrative Assistant

2019-2020 Recreation Applications are OPEN

The Office of Recreation is seeking individuals who are punctual, assertive, well-versed in sports officiating, and can work a variety of hours. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please fill out one of the applications below. The applications will be open from March 11 until March 29 at 1:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Ian Boyd at or visit his office in Student Life.
  1. Canale Arena Desk Attendant »»
  2. Intramural Official »»
  3. Pool Attendant »»
  4. Lifeguard »»

Think Safety: Tips from Campus Police

DWI or DUI? There is a difference. 
DWI is driving while intoxicated. Tennessee strengthened the DWI law and it is now classified as DUI, driving under the influence. This not only includes driving while under the influence of intoxicants (beer, wine, whiskey, vodka, etc.), but it also includes drugs. Normally, you would think of marijuana, meth, cocaine, and other  illegal drugs. The law also applies to legal drugs (prescription medication) that impair your ability to drive (i.e. pain pills, sleeping pills, etc.). Mixing  prescription medication with alcohol may also impair your ability to drive. Here are two identical scenarios, one involves no drugs or alcohol and the other involves DUI, driving under the influence.
  • Driver #1 is sober and obeying the speed limit, driving home late at night. Driver #1 does not notice a stop sign, and he/she disregards the stop sign, striking another vehicle and  causing serious injuries to the other driver. Driver #1 will be issued a ticket for disregarding the stop sign, and he/she can expect a lawsuit for damages, and pain and suffering.
  • Driver #2 does the same thing, except driver #2 is driving under the influence of an intoxicant or drug. Driver #2 will not receive a ticket. He/she will be arrested for Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicant/Drugs 55-10-401, Public Intoxication 39-17-310, Reckless Driving 55-10-205, and Vehicular Assault 39-13-106 — a class D felony. Driver #2’s vehicle will be seized as evidence. His/her license may be suspended/ revoked/ or cancelled, depending on the severity of the offenses. Attorney fees and court costs will run into the thousands of dollars, and he/she may be sued as well. Yes, this is bad. It can get worse. If the injured driver dies, Driver #2 may be charged with Vehicular Homicide. Vehicular Homicide 39-13-213 is the reckless killing of another (sober or drug/alcohol intoxication) by the operation of an automobile, airplane, motorboat, or other motor vehicle, as the proximate result of conduct creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to a person; the driver’s intoxication, including alcohol or drug intoxication, drag racing, driver’s conduct  killing a person in a posted construction zone. Vehicular Homicide is a class D felony. It requires not less than three years nor more than ten years in prison.
Stay sober and drug free to stay free!

Upcoming Events

Men’s Morning of Spirituality (MMOS), an annual event for men seeking to enrich their Catholic faith, with keynote speakers and local witness speakers sharing stories, traditions and dogma, related to theme topics, will be held on March 23 at Church of the Incarnation (360 Bray Station Road, Collierville), 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Keynote speaker is Damon Owens, executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute. Damon is a gifted and sought-after speaker for national conferences, marriage seminars, seminaries, and youth groups on the good news of sexuality, chastity, theology of the body, theology of the family, and NFP. More info at »»


In conjunction with the current exhibitions in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery, local artist (and CBU alumna) Yancy Villa-Calvo will present her nationally-exhibited art installation Barrier Free in CBU’s Buckman Quadrangle during the week of March 25-29. Barrier Free uses the power of art to reverse the controversial idea of the U.S-Mexico border proposal. The traveling installation advocates for and celebrates unity, diversity, and inclusion. It provides opportunity to reflect on the challenges of human-made and systemic barriers that divide us, from immigration laws to mass incarceration. The interactive piece, along with its programmatic elements, is a call to action to build a society that embraces the contributions of a diverse world. Meet Yancy and learn more about her artwork from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on March 25, 26 and 28 in the Quad. More info at »»

Visiting artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez  will conduct a printmaking workshop and deliver an artist's lecture on Friday, April 5 at CBU. A nationally exhibited artist, Fifield-Perez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but was raised in North Carolina after his family migrated. His current work examines immigration, the drug war, and socio­economic issues affecting Mexico. A graduate of the Memphis College of Art, he is currently based out of Columbia, MO. The printmaking workshop with CBU students will be conducted from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the printmaking room in Rosa Deal 132 — first-come, first-served for 15-20 CBU students. Students can register in advance to attend on a sign-up sheet on Professor Nick Peña's office door at Rosa Deal 124. Fifield-Perez will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge, with a reception to follow. More info at »»

CBU students and their families are invited to spend Parent & Family Weekend together on April 5-7 to celebrate one another and their extended Buccaneer family! Events are designed around the theme of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" to cheer on the Buccaneers on the baseball and softball diamonds while enjoying some traditional treats; visits with campus administrators, faculty, and staff; fun family meals; and sharing the Lasallian spirit at service opportunities through our new AutoZone Center for Community Engagement. A full schedule of events is available at


The 14th annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will be held at the University Theater on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. The Symposium features a noted speaker who addresses social and moral issues related to peace and justice and/or Catholic social teaching. This year's keynote speaker is Morris Dees, who will speak on the topic of "With Justice for All in a Changing America." In 1970, he co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center, along with Julian Bond and Joseph Levin. The Center, funded by donations from over 300,000 citizens across the nation, quickly grew into one of America’s most successful and innovative public interest law firms. SPLC victories against hate groups include a $6 million judgment that bankrupted the Aryan Nations, a $12.5 million jury verdict against the California-based White Aryan Resistance for the death of a black student and a $26 million verdict against the Carolina Ku Klux Klan for burning black churches.
    This evening event also includes the presentation of the Dr. Gerard A. Vanderhaar Student Peace Award to a Mid-South university student who has been involved in peace and justice work in our community. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY REGISTRATION. 
The Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium is sponsored by Christian Brothers University, Just City, Latino Memphis, the National Civil Rights Museum, and the Urban Child Institute.

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S BASKETBALL (19-9, 14-6 GSC): The CBU Bucs closed their season and dropped a 61-58 decision to Delta State in the opening round of the Gulf South Conference Tournament at Canale Arena last Tuesday night.
BASEBALL (5-14, 2-9 GSC): Alabama-Huntsville's offense clicked on all cylinders to give them the 15-3 victory against CBU on March 1. The Bucs used an impressive pitching performance to complete game one of their March 2 doubleheader with a 6-4 victory, but the UAH Chargers' offense erupted in the final game of the series to help them finish with a 14-3 win. Last Tuesday, Arkansas Monticello used a 10-run fourth inning to power by the Bucs 19-9. Full schedule…
SOFTBALL (5-17, 0-9 GSC): The Alabama Huntsville Lady Chargers beat the Lady Bucs 7-2 on March 1 at Bland Field. Alabama Huntsville scored 26 runs and 31 had hits in doubleheader sweep the next day, taking the opener 15-2 and securing the sweep with an 11-3 victory in game two. West Georgia combined for 14 runs and 21 hits to help sweep a doubleheader from the Lady Bucs on Wednesday, 10-1 and 4-0. Full schedule…
TRACK & FIELD: The CBU track and field teams finished the Mississippi College Season Opener with four victories and six other top-five finishes on March 2. In her victory in the 400-hurdles, Chelsea Walker earned an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, finishing in 1:00.41. Bjoern Ole Klehn won the men's long jump with a 7.51 meter effort, an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Paul Bobinger won his 400-hurdles race in 55.91, and Brian Braswell earned the fourth win for CBU, finishing with a 4.11 meter jump in the pole vault event. The teams return to action on March 15-16, when they compete in the Rhodes Invitational. Full schedule…
TENNIS (Men 9-5, 1-2 GSC; Women 3-6, 1-3 GSC): The CBU men's and women's tennis squads were both in action over the March 1-2 weekend, with the men splitting two matches, and the women falling in a conference bout. Both squads lost to Delta State 7-0; however, the men bounced back against Southern Indiana with a 4-3 win. Men's schedule…  Women's schedule…
WOMEN'S SOCCER (SPRING SCHEDULE): The Lady Bucs are scheduled to host four home contests, beginning on Tuesday, March 12 when they host Toronto Blizzard at 4:00 p.m. They are then scheduled to host former GSC rival Harding University at 1:00 p.m. on March 30. The team will conclude its spring schedule with a pair of matches in April: April 2 against UT-Martin at 6:30 p.m., and April 6 against Rhodes College at 1:00 p.m.
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