November 11, 2019                                 View this email in your browser

This Week at CBU

Dear Lord, Today we honor our veterans, worthy men and women who gave their best when they were called upon to serve and protect their country. We pray that you will bless them, Lord, for their unselfish service; bless them abundantly for the hardships they faced, for the sacrifices they made.

We respect them, we thank them, we honor them, we are proud of them, and we pray that you will watch over these special people and bless them with peace and happiness. In Jesus’ name we pray for Peace in this beautiful world. Amen. —
The Office of Recreation has obtained 25 tickets to the play Peter Pan, which will be performed at Playhouse on the Square (66 Cooper St.) on Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. Transportation will NOT be provided. Enter to win tickets in a raffle contest from Monday through Thursday during lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall. Winners will be contacted on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. via text message.
The Primetime Pi Pi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. welcomes the CBU Community to attend its week of events:
MONDAY: Veteran's Day Thee Discussion, 6:22 p.m. in Cotros Presentation Room (Rosa Deal 111)
TUESDAY: Realer Founder's Day Treat, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall
WEDNESDAY: Guess That Track Tea & Trivia, 6:22 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center
THURSDAY: Spend a Bag Lost Pizza Fundraiser, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Lost Pizza Co. (2855 Poplar)
FRIDAY: SJ Dolla $ign St. Jude Fundraiser, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall
Free martial arts classes with instructor Dr. John Malmo (Management, Marketing & Economics) continue on Monday in the Wilson Family Commons in the LLC, 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 struggle with motivation? Do your emotions affect your ability to learn? Come to this week's Student Success Series Workshop on "The Connection between Motivation, Emotions, and Learning" to get a motivation check, and see how your emotions affect your ability to learn. The same workshop is offered twice this week, on Wednesday at 4:00-4:50 p.m. and Thursday at 1:00-1:50 p.m. All workshops take place in St. Joseph Hall 10.

The CBU Religion & Philosophy Department will hold a conversation on "What is Happiness?" on Thursday in the Cotros Presentation Room (Rosa Deal 111), 4:00-5:30 p.m. This event will include brief reflections on happiness by four faculty members: Dr. Leigh M. Johnson, Dr. Philip "Max" Maloney, Dr. Scott D. Geis, and Rev. Dr. R. Bruce Cinquegrani. These reflections will be followed by an open conversation about happiness between faculty, students, and all others who wish to attend! Pizza to follow!

Career Calendar

Tuesday, November 12 | 1:00 p.m. | Plough Library Computer Lab
Get tips on how to start, build, and improve your LinkedIn profile from the employer's perspective! Hosted by Ashlee Jones from AutoZone (and CBU alum)!
Wednesday, November 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Cotros Presentation Room (Rosa Deal 111)
Learn about the Peace Corps, about current/future career opportunities, and enjoy free Muddy's cupcakes while they last!  Open to all students in all majors.
Thursday, November 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Buckman Hall 102
Learn about New York Life, about current/future career opportunities, and enjoy free pizza! Open to all interested students in all majors; those majors in Business, Finance, Management, and related areas are especially encouraged to attend.


Congratulations to the students inducted into Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on November 4: Latifah Ahmad (Biomedical Science ’21), Jawad Almaatouk (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ’20), Collin Dice (Ecology ’21), Caitlyn Emrich (Biochemistry ’21), Chris Fagin (Computer Science/Mathematics ’20), Itzel Gomez (Psychology ’21), Aulbree Haskins (Chemical Engineering ’21), Megan Morrison (Psychology ’21), Starla Phelps (Biology ’20), Kyle Raburn (Civil Engineering ’20), Rebecca Shideler (Psychology ’21), Allison Sorette (Mechanical Engineering ’21), Luke Wewers (Business Administration ’21), and Lin Yang (Natural Science ’20).
Research by Megan Morrison (Psychology '21), Genaveve Schoen (Psychology '18), Zach Lindenburg (Psychology '19), and Nereida Aranda (Psychology '21) on "The Self-Stigma of Mental Illness and Active Help-Seeking in College Students" has been published by UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. The research was coauthored by "This piece was excellent," a member of the UReCA editorial team said. "I think this research is incredibly relevant to our audience, and the author’s study discussed mental illness and college students in a detailed and thorough manner."
Dr. Ben Jordan (History & Political Science) was quoted in an article in Business Insider entitled "The Boy Scouts of America sparked backlash in 2018 when it announced it would accept girls, but it's not the first time the group has been coed" and was interviewed on its November 6 "Brought to you by…" podcast entitled "The Coed Scouts of America."

CBU News

CBU students from the Voices United campus group journeyed to Baltimore this weekend and joined the national "Home Is Here" march to Washington, DC where they will be part of the rally at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday (November 12), when the Court will hear arguments in a set of three cases which will determine whether the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs will continue to exist. Voices United, a student immigration advocacy organization, is networked with several organizations, including the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)  and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM). @wearevoicesunited

Lasallian Student Leader of the Week

This week's Lasallian Student Leader of the Week goes to Rylee Nelson (Biology '21)! A native Arkansan, Rylee came to CBU to study Biology, and she is currently also minoring in Religion and is involved in the following organizations: Honors Program, Tri-Beta, Senior Resident Assistant, CBU Softball, Best Buddies (Secretary), Alpha Xi Delta, and Avalon Hospice-Volunteer. Through her consistent care, respect for all, and dedicated service & devotion to others, Rylee has beautifully lived out being a Lasallian Leader and strongly represents the values of our rich mission. Join us in celebrating her, her character, and the impact that she has made while you check out her thoughts on leadership below!
What does being a Lasallian Student mean to you? To me, being a Lasallian Student means that a person is willing to grow every day not only as a student but also as a productive citizen of society, through the philosophy of De la Salle. It means that you will go above and beyond to help not only your peers but also those in your community. Lasallian students are kindhearted and care deeply for those around them as well as their needs.
What advice do you have for other students when it comes to leading? Being a leader and leading others takes a lot of hard work, but don’t let that hard work scare you away from opportunities to lead. Being involved on campus will assure your time here at CBU is rewarding. The leadership roles I hold on campus have given me some of my favorite memories while here at CBU, and though there are times that I may feel overwhelmed I wouldn’t ever trade my leadership experiences for anything. So, my advice to you is to get involved, stay involved, and make an impact because you never know just how much of a difference your involvement will make a positive impact on others.
What is your favorite thing about CBU? The first time I stepped foot on campus I knew that it felt like home, little did I realize then, that I would find a family away from my own.  My favorite thing about CBU is that each of us matter here. We are not just a number but a member of a wonderful community with caring faculty and a pleasantly small learning environment. I will forever cherish my time here, the friendships I have made, and my experiences that have shaped (and continue to shape) me daily.

CBU Snapshots

Several folks on campus shared photos of the dramatic rainbow that graced the Memphis sky last Wednesday — these are by (clockwise) Donna Crone (Athletics), Peggy Hasty (Financial Aid), and Brian Summers (Athletics). Did you get a great photo? Share it with us at!

Community Service

Help Phi Beta Sigma Help the Greater Memphis Community
Throughout the month of November, the men of Phi Beta Sigma will implement three main initiatives that will help those less fortunate as we enter into the Season of Giving. Donations boxes will be set up in Student Life and underneath the Phi Beta Sigma Display Board. For more information, please contact Courtney Carter at or Ian A. Boyd at

Cans and Rags Month (Through November 27)
• Donations needed: Non-perishable items such as can goods, crackers, peanut butter, etc. • gently used clothing
• Donations will be given to the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality

Toy Drive Campaign (November 11 - December 4)
• Donations needed: New toys (still in packaging • no handmade toys
• Donations will be given to Catholic Charities of West Tennessee

Sleep Out for the Homeless (November 23)
Donations needed for Care Packages: Water bottle • socks • tuna and crackers • granola bar or cereal bar • fruit snack or applesauce cup • crackers with peanut butter or cheese • small pack of hand wipes • small pack of Kleenex • mints, cough drops, or gum • Band Aids

Dear 2019-20 Graduates:

This is a friendly reminder that a graduation application is required in order for all degrees to be conferred. If you plan to graduate in DECEMBER, and you have not already completed a graduation application, you must do so immediately. Please be advised that the graduation application deadline for December graduates has passed, and those filing after the September 15 deadline will now be assessed a $50 late fee in addition to the $130 standard graduation fee. The application deadline for May and August graduates is December 1, 2019.
The $130 graduation fee is applied at the beginning of the semester in which graduation is anticipated. This application fee is applicable for one year. After this time, students who have not completed their degree requirements will be removed from the graduation list, and they must reapply for graduation, as well as repay the graduation fee. Those filing after the stated deadlines will also be assessed a non-refundable late fee of $50.00.
If you have already applied for graduation, you do not need to resubmit an application. BannerWeb will actually block you from submitting another application if there is an active graduation application on file. You can confirm whether or not a graduation application is on file via BannerWeb > Student Services> Student Records > View Application to Graduate. If you need to edit your graduation application, please email any changes to The graduation fee will assessed immediately for December graduates, and at the beginning of the Spring or Summer Semester for May and August graduates.

Congratulations on your impending graduation!

Campus Ministry

 Please join Campus Ministry and AutoZone Center for Community Engagement to attend Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. This dramatic portrait follows Dorothy Day from her days as a 17-year-old Greenwich Village bohemian through her later years as a tireless champion of social justice. Tickets can be purchased at

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES - GLOBAL CAUSE LOCAL SOLUTION: ​​Join CRS on Thursday, November 21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium! Federico Gomez-Uroz will be speaking to further learning about the migrant experience and how the Mariposas Collective is offering a local solution to a global issue. Join us in learning!
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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Upcoming Events

The Office of the President invites the CBU community to celebrate Thanksgiving with our annual campus-wide lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall on Tuesday, November 19 — serving from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

STARS is excited to announce the second annual "Mistletoe Variety Show" that will be held in the University Theater on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. This is a campus-wide event in which STARS invites students, faculty, and staff to not only be members of the audience but also to participate in the show! We encourage you to come show off your talent, skill, and creativity!

Auditions are being held in the STARS Lounge (Rosa Deal 302) on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, November 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (application deadline Monday, November 4 )
  • Monday, November 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (application deadline Saturday, November 9)
  • Wednesday, November 20: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (application deadline Monday, November 18)
Please fill out this form to be eligible to audition. All applicants will be emailed their audition time at least one day before their audition date. For any questions, please contact Kim Jameson at or Sarah Laney at
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.

Intramural Corner

Intramural Dodgeball Tournament will begin on Monday, November 18. The deadline to sign up your team or organization is Sunday, November 17 at midnight. To register your team, please visit If you are in need of assistance, please contact Ian A. Boyd, Recreation & Intramural Coordinator, at

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S SOCCER (7-8-1, 5-5-1 GSC): The Bucs hosted Auburn-Montgomery on Saturday to close the regular season. Auburn Montgomery scored two goals during a one minute span in the first half, and held on for a 2-0 win. CBU secured the No. 5 seed in the upcoming Gulf South Conference Tournament on Tuesday, when the Bucs will travel to face Lee University. GSC Tournament schedule…
WOMEN'S SOCCER (9-6-1, 5-5-1 GSC): The Lady Bucs clinched a spot in the upcoming Gulf South Conference Tournament in a 3-0 victory over Auburn Montgomery on Thursday. The team wrapped up their regular season schedule on Saturday with a 5-0 setback at Montevallo. The Lady Bucs will open the GSC Tournament with a rematch at Montevallo on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. GSC Tournament schedule…
VOLLEYBALL (6-24, 3-11 GSC): The Lady Bucs fought back to force a fifth set, but Union University held on for a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. The team returned home on Friday where visiting Montevallo won 3-0. On Saturday, CBU drop a thrilling five-set match to Alabama Huntsville. The Lady Bucs return to action on Friday, Nov. 15 when they travel to Rome, GA to face Shorter at 5:00 p.m. Full schedule…
CROSS COUNTRY: The CBU cross country teams participated in the 2019 Gulf South Conference Cross Country Championship at the University of Montevallo Saturday morning. Two CBU runners earned All-GSC honors as they led the Lady Bucs to a sixth-place finish and the Bucs to a fifth-place team result. Johanna Wistokat finished 13th of 91 runners in the women's 5k race, earning second-team All-GSC honors. Peter Torres led the Bucs in 11th of 105 runners in the men's 8k race, which also placed him on the All-GSC second-team. The teams' next meet will be the NCAA Div. II South Regional Championship on Saturday in Lakeland, FL.
MEN'S BASKETBALL (1-1, 0-0 GSC): The Bucs began the regular season on Friday when they traveled to Central State. They cut a 23-point second half deficit down to just four, but Central State held on for a 70-61 victory. Less than 48 hours later, the Bucs never trailed in a 77-61 victory over the same team on Sunday at Canale Arena. The Bucs return to action on Saturday, when they will travel to face No. 6 Lincoln Memorial. Full schedule…
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0, 0-0 GSC): The Lady Bucs wrapped up their exhibition schedule on Friday at Austin Peay, where the Govs outscored CBU 44-26 in the first half and held on for a 82-62 victory. The Lady Bucs open their regular season on Wednesday when they take on cross-town rival LeMoyne-Owen at 5:30 p.m. Full schedule…

Think Safety: Tips from Campus Police

Keep Your Eyes on the Road!
In 2017, there were 24,876 distracted driving crashes in Tennessee!
Talk or text ​on your cell phone while driving — it's now illegal in the State of Tennessee!
Apply make-up.
Pick up a dropped cigarette, vape, cell phone, or sandwich.
Watch television or a movie while driving.
Drink or drive impaired.
Keep both hands on the steering wheel.
Signal a lane change well in advance of changing lanes.
Pull off to the shoulder of the road (in a straight lane not in a curve) to pick up any item you may have dropped.
Use your rear view and side mirrors to look at what is beside and behind you before making a lane change.
Buckle up! The life you save, may be your own.
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