December 3, 2019                                 View this email in your browser

CBU Christmas Celebration

President Jack Shannon, the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community, and the Student Government Association invite the entire CBU community — students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and families — to the annual Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 5! Please join us for this festive celebration of the season. Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall, with the Tree Lighting at 5:45.

This Week at CBU

This week you may see a photographer taking candid photos of students and campus life. We encourage you to dress however you feel comfortable, but please be mindful to not wear items representative of other universities!
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
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
Free yoga classes with instructor Kathleen S. Hall will continue on Tuesday 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
Do you feel overwhelmed with finals approaching? Do you struggle trying to study for so many different type courses? Attend the workshop to learn how to properly review notes and notetaking, learn how to be organized, and learn how to study for different types of courses. Also, review your academic performance so far and figure out how to make changes accordingly with finals approaching. A panel of successful students will answer your questions and give advice on making it through finals week! The Student Success Final Exams Preparation Workshop will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 4:50 p.m. in St. Joseph Hall 10.  Pizza and drinks will be provided!

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 brunch on Saturday in the Canale Arena Skybox 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!

Career Calendar

Tuesday, December 3 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
The Women In Leadership (WIL) group drives action and strategy to advance FedEx Services objectives by elevating women in leadership and excellence in the workplace, enhancing women’s personal and professional growth, and contributing to the success of the company and the communities it serves. WIL members will be at CBU to drive a Coaching Circle for students across all majors who are interested in gaining insights into how career goals may shift and how to focus on mastering cross functional skills rather than relying solely on a "title" or "job description" to advance your career.

New to the Plough Library Collection

Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard…When [a] brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
Find it here: NEW BOOKS 270.092 W47 2018
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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 three 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

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
Private tutoring in the Math Center for the rest of this semester will end this Tuesday, December 2. It will return next semester.

Campus Ministry

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!
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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Buc Bulletin

MEN'S BASKETBALL (3-3, 1-1 GSC): The Bucs used a late 13-5 scoring run to fend off visiting West Florida last Monday night at Canale Arena. The Bucs went on to defeat UWF 64-55 for its first Gulf South Conference victory. The Bucs continued their home play on Saturday in a tightly contested matchup against Freed-Hardeman University. CBU's 18-5 scoring run in the first half was the deciding factor in their 68-61 victory. Full schedule…
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (2-2, 1-1 GSC): The Lady Bucs held visiting West Florida to just six points in the first quarter and seven in the fourth in a 66-54 victory last Monday night at Canale Arena. The Lady Bucs will go back to the non-conference portion of their schedule when they host crosstown rival Rhodes on Tuesday. Full schedule…
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