October 29, 2018                                 View this email in your browser

This Week at CBU

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.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a Late Night Meeting this Monday, 9:00-10:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
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
After reading 100 pages, do you have a hard time remembering what you read? Do you struggle with making connections between the reading and studying for a test? Attend the Student Success Series Workshop to learn strategies for remembering what you read, how to use your reading homework as a way to study, and prepare yourself for class lectures. The same Reading Strategies Workshop is offered twice this week: Tuesday, October 30 at 1:00-1:50 p.m., and Wednesday, October 31 at 4:00-4:50 p.m. All workshops take place in Buckman Hall 226.

The Brothers of the Outright ExKlusive Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity invite everyone in the CBU Community to put on your best costumes and come to Sabbatini Lounge on Halloween day (Wednesday, October 31) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a Halloween Day Photoshoot. Candy will be provided! And donations will be welcome!

Eat, Pray, Discuss invites all faculty and staff to join them for All Saints Day on Thursday, November 1 from 5:00 – 6:30.  They will meet at Stritch Chapel for Mass followed by dinner. Please email if you plan to attend in order to estimate food. However, feel free to come even if you do not respond. Eat, Pray, Discuss is a group of faculty and staff that meet to eat, share Catholic traditions of prayer, and discuss relevant issues. All faculty, staff, and Brothers are welcome.

Come out to Canale Arena on Thursday, November 1 to support CBU men's and women's basketball as we kick off the season! Prizes! Games! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the festivities begin at 8:00! Then head to the FedExForum on Friday, November 2 to cheer the Bucs as they take on the Memphis Tigers in the first exhibition match of the season! Game starts at 7:00 p.m. CBU has received 200 tickets to the Bucs vs. Tigers game, and they will be distributed during BucMadness!
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. 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). 

The 2018 Bell Tower Gala will be held on Saturday, November 3 at the Peabody Hotel! Join in the celebration our remarkable alumni and faculty! This year promises to be extra special as we honor leaders who have inspired us to learn, to serve, to grow, and to be better Lasallians. 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
You won't want to miss your opportunity to thank Dr. Smarrelli, Brother Chris and Dr. Parker for all they've done for the CBU community.For information or to purchase tickets, visit

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. 

Career Calendar

Tuesday, October 30 | 1:00-1:50 p.m. | Buckman Hall 102
Learn the finer points of personal branding, and why its so important. Lunch served starting at 12:45; formal program starts at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 1 | 12:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center

Learn about ServiceMaster, 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.

Buccaneer 3x3 Basketball Tournament

Register your team for the Buccaneer 3x3 Basketball Tournament benefitting Breast Cancer Awareness!
What: Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament meant to raise money to be donated to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.
Where: Canale Arena and Skybox
When: December 7, 2018. Competition starts at 5:00 p.m.
Registration begins: Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2 in Alfonso during lunch!
  • $25 per team
  • Up to 5 people per team, MINIMUM OF 1 FEMALE PLAYER PER TEAM
  • Prizes for the winning team
  • Prize for the team the raises the most money!
  • There will be food! ($5 for spectators, FREE for participants!)
  • And more!
Questions? Please direct to


Theresa Havelka
(Psychology '19), won second place at the Rhodes College American Chemistry Society Student Research Symposium on October 16. Theresa presented a poster based on research conducted by last year’s PSYC 372 Psychophysiology class, taught by Dr. Jeff Sable (Behavioral Sciences). The poster was co-authored by Cassady May (Psychology '19), Destiny Bell (Psychology '18), Brigid Lockard (Psychology '18), Mikayla Newkirk (Psychology '18), Victor Alvarez (Psychology '18), and Dalena Le (Natural Science '18). A  similar poster was displayed at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research in Quebec City, Canada on October 4. 

Emma Lenoir (Early Childhood '21) was named Gulf South Conference Volleyball Player of the Week after leading CBU to a 2-1 finish in the South Region Crossover. Lenoir, who was also voted to the All-Tournament Team, hit .305 as she averaged 5.7 kills and 3.3 digs per set. For the week, she amassed 63 kills, 36 digs, three aces and two blocks for 67 points. 
Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe (Electrical & Computer Engineering) presented a paper entitled "Cognitive Computing in the Classroom Using Blended Learning Strategies" at the Congreso Internacional de Campus Digitales en Education Superior (International Congress of Digital Campuses in Higher Education) held in Caceres, Spain, October 3-5. This work is part of the project Application of Cognitive Computing in Education (ACCE), and it is supported by the University of the Basque Country and the Department of Education of the Basque Country.
Nick Peña (Visual & Performing Arts) is exhibiting his artwork in a solo exhibition at the Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University. The exhibit, entitled "Sectional Views: One Nation Under...," is on display through November 24.
Miaya Smith (Unspecified Science '22) was named Gulf South Conference Volleyball Freshman of the Week after leading CBU to a 2-1 finish in the South Region Crossover. Smith won her third GSC Freshman of the Week award as she hit .500 while averaging 3.6 kills and 0.9 blocks per set. She finished the week with 40 kills, 10 blocks and three aces for 49 points. 

Course Evaluations: We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Brittany Osborne (Master of Business Administration) for winning a Roku Steaming Stick for completing all of her course evaluations for the Spring 2018 semester.

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.

Soda Tab Drive

Attention all students, faculty and staff: Delta Sigma Pi will begin it’s annual Tab Drive this week! This is put on to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charity. The goal is to collect soda can tabs from now until the end of the 2018-2019 school year, so be sure to help DSP by dropping your tabs in the designated buckets located in each school to encourage friendly competition! DSP thanks you in advance for your help!

Think Safety: Tips from Campus Police

SPOOFING: What is it? Caller ID spoofing is the practice of causing the telephone network to indicate to the receiver of a call that the originator of the call is from somewhere else other than the true origin.
Is it legal? Caller ID spoofing is generally legal in the United States, as long as it’s not done "with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value." The relevant federal statute, the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, does make exceptions for certain law-enforcement purposes. Callers are also still allowed to preserve their anonymity by choosing to block all outgoing caller ID information on their phone lines.
How can I protect myself? If you aren’t familiar with the number of an incoming call, let it go to voicemail. If they don’t leave a voicemail message, it is likely to be a spoof caller. Also, watch for calls from out of state, California, Oregon, etc. Again, If the number isn’t familiar, let it go to voicemail. 

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
• 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

CBU Snapshots

Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society attended the Science of Wine at the Pink Palace Museum on October 12, where they provided the opportunity to examine microscope slides of pollen, honeybees, monocot/dicot stem, cork, and yeast. Pictured above are Abraham Lin (Natural Science '19) and Michael Mendez (Biology '19).

The Surface Water Institute at CBU, directed by Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil & Environmental Engineering), conducted a Floodplain Management Workshop on campus on October 26. Presenters included Nicholas Bidlack of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (pictured above); Chris Masin, senior engineer for Shelby County Government; and Amy Miller, of the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, Office of Emergency Services. 

The Divine Voices Gospel Choir would like to send a special thanks to everyone who came out to the Founder's Day and Fall Concert on October 25 and celebrated their 5th Year Anniversary. The Choir would also like to congratulate the following Board Members to their Team: Jewlion Chavers, Vice President of Public Relations; Zia Nelson, DVGC Compliance Manager; Kayla Settle, Chaplain; Haliyah Jordan, DVGC Reruiter; and Asia Anderson, DVGC Recruiter. Anyone interested in joining the Divine Voices Gospel Choir can sign-up at

Upcoming Events

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!!

The Asian Student Association, a new organization on campus promoting the diversity of Asian culture here at CBU, will hold a sale of bubble tea and steamed buns in Buckman Quad on Tuesday November 20. $3.00 for bubble tea and $3.00 for steamed buns — save and buy a combo for $5.00!

CBU will host the Official Release Party for a new book by Candous S. Brown (English '07, MAT '12) entitled The Life of an Educator and the new publishing company, One Dove Ink, the creation of Reginald O. McCray (BSBA-Management '05) on December 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Brown, a teacher in Shelby County Schools for the past 11 years, wrote The Life of an Educator as her story and a plan of action to educate the teachers of the future. Copies of the book can be pre-ordered at for $20.00 and received signed by the author that night as well.

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S SOCCER (8-5-3, 7-1-3 GSC): The Bucs scored a season-high seven goals as they ran away for a 7-2 win at Montevallo Thursday night. On Saturday, the Bucs scored three first half goals and held off Auburn Montgomery for a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon, clinching the No. 4 seed in this week's Gulf South Conference Tournament. The Bucs will host Lee Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Quarterfinals. The winner advances to face top-seeded Spring Hill Friday in the GSC Semifinals in Montgomery, AL.
WOMEN'S SOCCER (8-6-2, 7-5-1 GSC): The Lady Bucs played to a stalemate against Montevallo, 1-1 in double overtime at a muddy Signaigo Field on Thursday. On Saturday, they cruised to a 6-0 victory over Auburn Montgomery for the regular season finale. The Lady Bucs head into the GSC Tournament as the No. 8 seed. They will open GSC Tournament play Tuesday as they visit No. 2 West Florida, the top-seeded team. Kickoff time has not been determined.
VOLLEYBALL: (12-17, 3-10 GSC): The Lady Bucs Host Montevallo racked up 11 blocks as they swept the Lady Bucs Friday night. In Saturday's final road match of the season, the Lady Bucs were also swept by host Alabama Huntsville. The Lady Bucs close out the 2018 campaign with three home matches this week, beginning Tuesday night as they host Union at 7:00 p.m. Full schedule… 
MEN'S GOLF: The Bucs closed their fall schedule with a 10th-place finish in the Matt Dyas Invitational hosted by West Georgia. Parker Sewell paced the Bucs with a 1-under 215 (75-70-70) on the 7,026-yard par-72 course, finishing in a tie for 11th in the 68-player field.
MEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0, 0-0 GSC): The Buccaneers open their season with an exhibition game against the Memphis Tigers on Friday at FedExForum at 7:00 p.m. Full schedule… 
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