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This Week at CBU


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 »»

Drop by the Divine Voices tables in Buckman Quadrangle and in front of the Rosa Deal School of Arts and Cooper-Wilson Center every Monday in March, and pick up a doughnut to brighten the beginning of another week.

The Office of Recreation will host a raffle for 30 lucky winners to attend the Monster Jam Truck Rally at the Landers Center on Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. The raffle will be held Monday through Thursday this week in Alfonso Dining Hall during lunch. Winners will be contacted via text message on Thursday afternoon. Transportation will not be provided. For more information, please contact Ian A. Boyd at

Yoga classes continue with instructor Kathleen S. Hall on Tuesday, March 26 in the Wilson Family Commons in the LLC from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Yoga mats will be provided, but you may bring own. Future classes will be held on 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 continue on Thursday, March 28 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 April 4, April 11, and April 25. For more information, please contact Ian Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at

Come learn about why self-care is important to student success on Thursday, March 28 in St. Joseph Hall 10 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy sweet treats, make some relaxing and reinvigorating crafts, mix and mingle with students and staff who care about your health. Please RSVP at this link. This event is sponsored by Residence Life and the Maurelian Hall RAs.

Zeta Tau Alpha is hosting "What's in 'Z' Box" all day on Friday, March 29 in Buckman Quad to benefit Breast Cancer Education and Awareness! Each box costs $5 and will include a prize valued at $5 or more! Prizes include gift cards, t-shirts, and more from Express, American Eagle, Chick-Fil-a, CBU, and many, many more! ZTA will be tabling in the cafeteria all week if you would like more info on the event or just want to stop by and learn about their philanthropy. Don't forget to bring $5 on Friday for a chance to receive a prize valued at more than you paid for it! 

CBU's Pi-Epsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon will host its 15th Annual Fish Fry on Friday, March 29 in Buckman Quadrangle, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and all proceeds go to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

Career Calendar

Tuesday, March 26 | 12:30-1:45 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Learn about the dos and don'ts of buying or renting a home — what to look for, what to avoid, and how to make the right choice for you! Free pizza while it lasts!
Tuesday, March 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Rosa Deal School of Arts 109
Networking with professionals and learn about careers in social justice, ministry, and religious education. Free pizza and drinks while they last!

Wednesday, March 27 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Learn about Willis Towers Watson, who they are and what they do, and learn about career and internship positions that they have available. Open to all students; those majoring in Mathematics, Accounting, Finance, and related areas are especially encouraged to attend. Plus, enjoy free Muddy's cupcakes while they last. Open to all interested students in all majors. 

Thursday, March 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Learn about Ashford Advisors, who they are and what they do, and about up-coming career opportunities they have available. Open to all students; those majoring in Business, Management, Accounting, Finance, and related areas are especially encouraged to attend. Free pizza while it lasts!

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.


The CBU team of 
Katherine Garcia (Chemical Engineering '19) and Jose Reyes (Chemical Engineering '19) earned the Second Place prize of $300 in the annual Student Process Troubleshooting Competition sponsored by the Mid-South Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) at the University of Mississippi on March 21. The competition challenged students to analyze an under-performing chemical process plant, identify the root causes of the operational issues, and propose solutions. A panel of active AIChE Mid-South Section members evaluated and ranked the students’ solutions for correctness, thoroughness, practicality, and clarity of communication.

Lady Buc softball player Sierra Anderson (Business Administration '19) is the top CBU women's athlete in the 2018-19 Buccaneer Scholars Class, graduating with a 3.78 GPA. Buccaneer soccer midfielder Kyle Bellu (Biology '19) is the top CBU men's athlete, graduating with a 3.87 GPA. The CBU Athletics Department will recognize 97 student-athletes as Buccaneer Scholars in a 6:00 p.m. ceremony Monday, April 8 in the University Theater. The full list is here.
Jasmine McKinney (Natural Science '19) has been accepted to the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, GA. 

CBU Snapshots

The CBU Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) hosted their annual Science Trivia Contest on March 21. Teams battled each other by answering questions from biology, chemistry, math, physics, and miscellaneous science stuff. This year’s winning team is shown above holding the coveted Science Genius trophy. The team members are (l-r) Krishna Patel (Biochemistry '20), Piper Ziebarth (Mathematics '19), Rachel Stephens (Physics '20), and Sarah Brasher (Biochemistry '20).

Apex Institute Civil Rights Fellowship

The Apex Institute of Memphis announces the formation of its inaugural cohort of Civil Rights Fellows, running May 2019—April 2020. Qualified applicants are rising juniors recruited from Memphis institutions with competitive GPAs, with two slots guaranteed for CBU students.  During the course of this program, Fellows will select a specific topic from three general areas — housing, health care, or criminal justice  and become subject-matter experts. Following the completion of an intensive, full-time Summer Institute, Fellows will spend the next two semesters engaged with a community partner whose mission aligns with their impact area for 10 hours/week.  Civil Rights Fellows will be trained to drive positive change in Memphis and across the mid-south region. Each Fellow will develop actionable policy recommendations and create a research-based final project addressing their topic of choice. Fellows will receive stipends of $3,500 for the summer and $2,500 for the academic year in addition to potentially receiving academic credit through their department or school. Act fast, since the deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019. Students can find more information and APPLY HERE. If you have questions about the program, please contact Dr. Leslie McAbee, Director of the AutoZone Center for Community Engagement, at (901) 321-3537 or

Service-Learning Course Development Grants

CBU’s AutoZone Center for Community Engagement (ACCE) invites proposals for $1,000 Service-Learning Course Development grants from CBU faculty and adjunct instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional students. The ACCE seeks to award up to ten grants for the development of new or existing service-learning courses that integrate community-engaged service components in the curriculum.
      With the aim of fostering collaboration and professional development, the ACCE will host an accompanying workshop on May 8 for award recipients and for faculty and staff interested in learning more about service-learning pedagogy.
      Find more information about the grants here. To submit a proposal, please complete this online form. Contact Leslie McAbee with questions at

President’s Ambassador Program

The President’s Ambassador Program is looking to add some new members to its ranks! President’s Ambassadors (or PAs) are a diverse group of friendly, talented, CBU-loving students who volunteer their time to give campus tours for prospective students and their families as well as joining the Admissions staff during scholarship events and "Preview Days." PAs are truly the face of CBU for prospective students. It’s not all work either! We have monthly meetings where you can grab some lunch and socialize with the group. There are also monthly drawings for a reserved parking spot and gift cards! Plus, at the end of the year, we have a big celebration where you are rewarded for all of your hard work! If you like volunteering, meeting new people, making new friends, and if you love CBU, then the President’s Ambassador program is for you!
       To apply for the program, please contact Rachel Clark at or stop by the Admissions Office at Buckman Hall 127.

Sustain-a-Book Contest

Plough Library's repurposed book art contest, Sustain-a-Book, is back for Spring 2019. Take an old, worn-out book and make something new! Enter by April 8 for a chance to win one of three prizes.

CBU students, faculty, and staff can enter the contest
Use an old book of your own, or take one from our Free Books shelves in the library. Please only use books in poor condition.
You may use more than one book, along with other discarded paper material (newspaper, magazines).
You may use other materials, as long as a book is part of the finished piece.
Make something of any size, preferably under three feet square in dimension. (NOTE: Larger items will not be disqualified but may be more difficult to accommodate in a library display of contest entries.)
1st Place - $60 gift card   2nd Place - $40 gift card  3rd Place - $20 gift card
The contest deadline is 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8!
For more information and photos of previous winning entries, see

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.

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


• Canale Pool Lifeguard (Part-time, Seasonal)
• Assistant Athletic Trainer
• Campus Police Supervisor (Lieutenant) 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
• Campus Police Officer 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
• Safety Officer (full time) 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Safety Officer (full time) 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
• Executive Administrative Assistant to the CFO
• Dean of the College of Adult Professional Studies
• Administrative Assistant
• Online Student Success Specialist
• Director of the CBU Center for Entrepreneurship 
• Advising and Retention Coordinator
• PA Program Clinical Administrative Assistant

Upcoming Events

The  Writing & Communications Corner (WCC) consultants are hosting various workshops on Mondays and Tuesdays during April, tailored to usher students through their end-of-semester papers, projects, and exams. These workshops are both dynamic and adaptive to all majors and assignments of communicative nature or with writing components. The schedule below details the focus of each workshop. As an added bonus, WCC has implemented relaxation days on Fridays, featuring coloring, meditation, journaling, and games!
Schedule: Each Day from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in The WCC (Rosa Deal 102)
  • April 1 and 2: Project Planning and Developing
  • Friday, April 5: De-stress Fridays: Journaling
  • April 8 and 9: Project Researching, Developing, and Drafting
  • Friday, April 12: De-stress Fridays: Meditation and Yoga
  • April 15 and 16: Project Developing, Drafting, and Finishing
  • April 23 and 24: Project Drafting, Finishing, and Proofing
  • Friday, April 26: De-stress Fridays: Anti-Stress Games
  • April 29: Project Finishing and Proofing

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. Invite your parents and families to attend! Please click this link to see the full weekend schedule and encourage them to complete the registration process by picking the parent package that works best for them! Note: a few activities may be capped or require pre-registration.


The President's Commission on Women at CBU invites members of the CBU Community to attend the fourth annual Women's Leadership Conference on Friday, April 5. The Conference is a forum to promote women’s leadership development and professional advancement. Women working in academia and the public and private sectors will come together to educate and challenge each other through accomplished speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The attendees will have an opportunity to network with professionals and leaders in various organizations from the Memphis area. This year’s keynote speakers are Mary Kay Wegner (President, ServiceMaster Brands), Emily Greer (Chief Administrative Officer, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), and Michelle Epps (Senior Vice President IT & CIO, FedEx Freight). 
      Visit to register — FREE for CBU faculty, staff, and students by using the promotional code CBUBUCSWLC. Tickets include access to the full-day conference including breakout sessions, keynotes, luncheon, and refreshments. Additional information and conference agenda is online at If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Divya Choudhary 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 Richard Cohen, who will speak on the topic of "With Justice for All in a Changing America." Cohen is the president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization dedicated to fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. 
    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.

The Theatre program will present an “Evening of Scenes” on April 26 and April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater. Seating is limited, and admission is free. For more information, contact Professor Hamner at

Buc Bulletin

BASEBALL (8-21, 4-14 GSC): The Henderson State Reddies were clicking on all cylinders last Tuesday afternoon to give them the 12-1 victory over the Bucs. On Wednesday, the Bucs were able to hold off a Rhodes College comeback attempt as they came away with a 11-7 victory. Lee University Flames swept the doubleheader against the Bucs on Saturday afternoon, and came back Sunday with a six-run second inning and a five-run fifth inning to also win the series finale13-2. The Bucs head to Millington's USA Stadium on Tuesday to take on Harding University, then face off against LeMoyne-Owen at home on Wednesday. Full schedule…
SOFTBALL (6-24, 1-16 GSC): The Lee University Lady Flames swept the Lady Bucs in a Saturday doubleheader, 6-0 and 10-1. On Sunday, the Lady Bucs' comeback fell just short as they lost against the Lady Flames 8-7. The Lady Bucs have a busy week as they travel to Nashville to face Trevecca Nazarene on Tuesday and host West Alabama at Bland Field for a doubleheader on Thursday. Full schedule…
GOLF: The Bucs wrapped up play at the Rogers State Hillcat Classic, finishing in eighth place in the 11-team field. The Lady Bucs also finished eighth in the women's 12-team field. Daniel Dahmash led the Bucs, finishing in a tie for 21st place with a 13-over par 226, over three rounds. Cristal Olguin led the Lady Bucs, finishing in 23rd place with a 22-over par 166, over two rounds. Men's schedule… Women's schedule…
TRACK & FIELD: The CBU track and field teams competed at the Harding Invitational on Saturday at Harding University and finished the meet with five victories — Chelsea Walker in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 59.52; Walker with Raeven Veal, Emma Montoya, and Brook Owens in the 4x400 meter relay; Leo Stefanski in the 800 meters; Brian Braswell in the pole vault (4.25 meters); and Peter Torres in the 1,500 meters event. CBU's next competition will be Thursday at the Texas Relays in Austin. Full schedule…

Think Safety: Tips from Campus Police


It’s pretty easy to get locked out of a car, and if the key gets lost or locked inside of the vehicle without a spare handy, then there's a real problem. If you do not have a spare key you can take your vehicle registration to a  car dealership and they will make a key. To save money, request they make a non-chipped key to open your door. A chipped (the ignition recognizes the key and allows you to start your vehicle) ignition key can easily cost $100 or more. Calling a professional locksmith is another option.
     There are a few techniques that you can try, at your own risk, as they don’t take particularly specialized equipment, and they can be done by people with little or no prior locksmith experience.  
• Warning: If a child or pet is trapped inside of a car, call the police or fire department to get them out as quickly as possible.
      Unless the situation is an emergency, don’t rush any of the steps involved. Don’t force the door open. Damaging the doors or the locks themselves turns an inconvenience into a serious problem.
• Warning: Do not use these instructions to break into a car illegally. On top of the fact that felonies are not advisable, all methods listed here have a high likeliness of setting off the car’s alarm.  
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