February 11, 2019                                 View this email in your browser

This Week at CBU

MONDAY • • • • • • • • •
8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Student Life
Student organizations compete to collect the most donations to create “Homeless Goodie Bags” that will benefit Catholic Charities! Be sure to drop off your items in Student Life by Thursday at 11:00! 

Due to Student Life at 1:00 p.m.  
Get pumped to get creative! All organizations that register to participate in Homecoming will be given the opportunity to participate in the Buc Banner Competition. This competition will be a chance for all organizations to compete to create the banner that best illustrates this year’s Homecoming Theme: Flex on the Falcons! 
Lady Bucs at 5:00 p.m. • Bucs at 7:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
Wear black for the BSA BLACKOUT (see details below under Black History Month)Buc Banner Competition Winners will be announced at halftime of the Men’s Game! 

TUESDAY • • • • • • • • •
8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Student Life
Only All Sing Coordinators are required to attend — 5:00 p.m. in University Theater 
7:00-9:00 p.m. in Canale Arena 
A CBU favorite! Get pumped to compete in a handful of challenging relays, races, and fun games! 
WEDNESDAY • • • • • • • • •
8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Student Life
7:00 p.m. in University Theater
Get ready to show off your talent during the All-Sing Competition! Teams will perform skits and be judged by a selected panel. 
THURSDAY • • • • • • • • •
8:30-11:00 a.m. in Student Life
12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Wilson Family Commons, LLC 
Join us to assemble your organization’s collected items into “Homeless Goodie Bags!” Let’s show Memphis how we LOVE to give back! Valentine’s Day treats, music, and giveaways will be provided! 
Lady Bucs at 5:00 p.m. • Bucs at 7:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
FRIDAY • • • • • • • • •
7:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall 
Come out to compete in a friendly game of Trivia! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will win points towards their organizations homecoming! 
SATURDAY: HOMECOMING DAY! • • • • • • • • •
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Looking for some grub to fuel up for the games? Look no further! Head out to the Canale Arena Foyer to purchase some grub! Say Cheese, Central BBQ, and MemPops will be present! Note: All purchases will be on your own. 

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Canale Arena Skybox
The Office of Advancement hosts CBU alumni for food, fun, and free throws at the 2019 Homecoming Basketball Games. Click here to register for the alumni reception! 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Lady Bucs vs. Montevallo Falcons
1:00 p.m. in Canale Arena 
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Bucs vs. Montevallo Falcons
3:00 p.m. in Canale Arena
Mr. & Ms. CBU Candidates are presented during halftime of the Men’s Game 
9:00-9:45 p.m. in University Theater
REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDING DANCE! Join us to get checked-in for Homecoming! Chic-Fil-A will be available for the first 200 students, so be sure to come early! Once you get your bus number, take pictures at our Photo Booth. Don’t be late! All individuals must be checked in by 9:45! 
Departure at 10:00 p.m. outside of Cooper-Wilson Center 
Celebrate a wonderful end to Homecoming 2019! Since Valentine’s Day falls during Homecoming Week on this year, the Homecoming Dance will be Valentine’s Day themed! The theme is “Love Yourself” and was picked to highlight that in order to have a healthy relationship, everyone must first love themselves. Be sure to wear your best dress or suit-and-tie! This year, one departure leaves to our secret location! Once you get to the dance, we will have opportunities for students to depart starting at 12:00 a.m., 1:00 a.m., and 2:00 a.m. (last bus). PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE! Deadline is Friday, February 15!
Anna Della Rosa (Psychology '20 / Lady Buc Soccer Midfielder) was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. As part of the Homecoming celebrations this year, CBU Athletics, Student Life, and Advancement are honoring Anna and her fight against AML. Additionally, Anna’s friends have banded together to sell t-shirts to help raise much-needed funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The CBU Community is invited to attend the 2019 Mid-South Farm to Table Conference on Monday, February 11 at CBU in Buckman Hall, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This year’s conference, presented by Memphis Tilth and a community-led planning committee, will bring together local and regional farmers, food justice advocates, educators, non-profit leaders, and consumers. Add your voice and to share your ideas for building a better local food system through your attendance and sponsorship of this conference. At this year’s conference, Ellen Polishuk, a nationally-renowned consultant on sustainable small farm business operations and the co-author of the newly published Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer, will present a keynote address on the current state of sustainable agriculture. There will also be sessions on farm-life balance, gardening with children, food justice research and practice, and community-based agriculture.
Registration: $25 public, free for college students with ID

A month-long collaboration of CBU student organizations to create an educational celebration of diversity and culture. This week's events include:

Monday, February 11 • Canale Arena • Women’s Game at 5:00 p.m. / Men’s Game at 7:00 p.m.
A fundraiser game where all proceeds will go to the Flint water crisis. We will be distributing “I Stand With Flint” wristbands to every person that donates. We will encourage students to wears all black and cheer on our Bucs to victory versus Union.

Wednesday, February 13 • Sabbatini Lounge  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Stop by for a special treat from the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and get your photo taken by the men of Kappa Alpha Psi!

The Student Success Series Workshop this week is "Midterm Preparation." Do you feel overwhelmed with midterms approaching? Do you struggle trying to study for so many different type courses? Attend the workshop to learn how to properly review notes and note-taking, 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 midterms approaching. The same Midterm Preparation Workshop is offered twice this week: Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00-1:50 p.m. and Wednesday, February 13 at 4:00-4:50 p.m. All workshops take place in St. Joseph Hall 10.


How do you discern a vocation in life? What do marriage, priesthood/brotherhood, sisterhood, and singleness all have in common? All CBU students are invited to meet De La Salle Christian Brothers and Religious Sisters at Vocation Night for Religious Life on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Stritch Dining Hall. Learn by listening to vocation stories, asking questions, and getting to share stories of your own. As a student, you will have valuable discussions about discerning YOUR possible vocation to Religious Life. It is a great time to have discussions about what you think God might be calling you to. For any questions, please email Joseph Preston at


The Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will be selling chocolate-covered strawberries on Valentine's Day in order to help raise money for their annual conference in March. Pre-sale orders will be collected on Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall for delivery on Valentine's Day (Thursday). 3 for $7 6 for $12 12 for $20


STARS (Students Tackling Autism-Related Syndromes)
will be selling plants this Thursday, February 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside of Alfonso Dining Hall. The beautiful plants make a great gift or can brighten any office, dorm, or apartment. Instructions on how to care for your hardy plant will be provided. Many of the plants absorb moisture from the air around them, so little care is required and no soil is needed. All proceeds from our fundraiser are used to provide activities and events for students on the Autism spectrum or those who experience social anxiety/social difficulties.

The Asian Student Association and Sigma Alpha Epsilon will be hosting a Bubble Tea and Lumpia Sale for Valentine’s Day on Thursday in the Quad, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bubble tea for $3 Two lumpia for $3 •  Combo for $5

The Community Garden is meeting on Friday, February 15 at the Community Garden at noon to start seeds in the greenhouse, weed the garden beds, and to kick off the growing season! Come out to the Garden next to Stritch Hall and the soccer field if you would like to volunteer! Any help is welcomed, the more the merrier! If you are interested, contact Alex Moses at with any questions. 

Career Calendar

Wednesday, February 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Montesi Executive Center
Get important tips on how to build a resume that best works for you, plus get individual resume critiques from some of our employer partners, including reps from ALSAC, FedEx, and AutoZone. Take advantage of this rare opportunity! Open to all students in all majors. (Be sure to bring a couple of copies of your resume with you.)
Thursday, February 14 | 12:30 p.m. | Canale Arena Skybox
Interested in a career in sports? Come meet and network with representatives from the Grizzlies, Redbirds, 901 Memphis FC, FedEx St. Jude Classic, AutoZone Liberty Bowl, and more! Open to all students in all majors, especially those in Sports Management, and all student athletes.
Friday, February 15 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Swashbuckler Lounge
Students! If you need help starting your professional wardrobe, stop by the Career Closet to pick out up to four items of gently used professional clothing, donated by our alumni and employer partners. Shirts, pants, suits, ties, belts, dress, blouses, skirts, accessories and more. Come early for best selection.


Buccaneer forward Adam Dieball was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division II Men's Basketball Player of the Week. His averages for the week of January 28-February 2 were 24 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 10 assists. He also shot 51 percent from the field.
Kaci Murley (English for Corporate Communications '10) has joined Leadership Memphis as director of programs, where she will be responsible for the advancement of the Leadership Memphis mission through programs in the organization’s portfolio, including the Executive and FastTrack programs. Kaci joins the Leadership Memphis team from Complete Tennessee, where she most recently served as director of engagement & advocacy. Her experience also includes leadership roles with tnAchieves and Latino Memphis. 
The newest book by Anthony Maranise, Obl.S.B. (Religion & Philosophy ’11 / MACS ’17), entitled Cross of a Different Kind: Cancer & Christian Spirituality (Eternal Insight Press, 2018) – from which all sales proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – has been nominated for a Christian Indie Book Award. These awards are selected by vote, and you can lend a hand to a CBU alum and cast your vote for his title in the "Self-Help" section by clicking here! Voting is open until March 31. 
The Alpha Delta Phi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, welcomed three new members on February 6: Griffin Henry (History Education '21), Will Stolnicki (History '21), and Will Foner (History '21). Chapter president Laura Garza (Early Childhood '19) and secretary/ treasurer Parker Sewell (History '19) read the initiation ritual. Other members present were vice president Cenetria Crockett (History '19) and history professors Karl Leib and Marius Carriere

CBU News

CBU and the University of Memphis, represented above by Presidents John Smarrelli and David Rudd, cosponsored and cohosted the 2019 Shelby County Spelling Bee at the Michael D. Rose Theatre on the U of M campus on February 9. The spelling bee returns to Memphis after the 2018 competition was moved to Nashville following the competition's loss of The Commercial Appeal as its longtime sponsor. Sophia Overstreet of Riverdale Elementary School bested 51 other spellers to become the 2019 Shelby County Spelling Bee champion. More info at The Daily Memphian »»

Win Big by Helping the CBU Food Pantry

The Office of Recreation has obtained 158 "$20 Free Arcade Play Tickets when You Purchase $20 in Arcade Play" from Main Event Entertainment. To receive a ticket, you will need to bring one of the following items to Student Life: Instant Meals (Ramen Noodles, Compleats, Mac & Cheese, etc.), Fruit Cups, Rice, Nutri-Grain Bars, Peanut Butter, and/or Jelly. ALL ITEMS MUST UNOPENED AND SEALED. The contest will run through February 20. The Main Event ticket offer expires on February 28! Contact Ian Boyd at or visit his office in Student Life for more information.

Private Math Tutoring

The Math Center now offers private tutoring in addition to its regular tutoring program.

The regular tutoring schedule is:
  • Monday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday  9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays
   More info on Math Center Tutoring 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.

Now Hiring: Student Workers

Do you want to help prospective students learn about CBU?
The Admissions Telecounseling Center is looking for student workers. No weekends or holidays, and you cannot work more than 15 hours a week. For more information, please email

2019 New CARL Application is Still Open!

If you love CBU and want to share your enthusiasm and experience with incoming students
, then we invite you to apply for the 2019 CBU Advising and Registration Leader (CARL) program. CARLs are enthusiastic, successful, and dynamic students who love CBU and want their peers to have a great experience at CBU before they start their first semester. CARLs lead and mentor groups of 10-20 new students over the course of the summer to ensure they feel welcomed and prepared for a successful transition to CBU through events like Placement Testing Days, Calling Campaigns, and Summer Orientation. In fact, the CARLs are the people who make Orientation run smoothly! So, if you are interested in becoming a CARL, apply today! The deadline to apply has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on February 17. If you have any questions, please contact Academic Services at or at (901) 321-3758.

Current Job Openings at CBU

• 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)

• Maintenance Supervisor
• Administrative Assistant
• GIS Specialist
• 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

Think Safety: Tips from Campus Police

Did you know that Facebook allows users to follow others and view their public posts without being their friends? By default, if your posts have a public privacy setting, this means that any user can follow you and view them without being your friend (however, if your posts aren’t set to "public," your followers can’t view them). Maybe you thought setting your privacy selection to "Friends" and "Friends of Friends" limited your followers? Think again. You can still be followed by any Facebook user, even those who are not your friends.
      To delete these unknown followers, follow these steps:
At the top right of your Facebook homepage, next to the question mark, click on the "down" arrow. The dropdown menu will open, and then click on "Settings." Your Facebook Settings page will open, with a menu on the left side. Click on "Blocking" in that menu. A new screen will open entitled "Manage Blocking." In the "Block Users" field, type "following me" and hit "Block" (see above example). Did one or more names appear? To delete these strangers, you must click on each name and click "Block." Repeat the step with the next name, until all of the secret followers are deleted.
      If you are a heavy Facebook user, it is recommended you frequently check your Blocking settings for unwanted followers.  

Campus Ministry

Dear God, in our efforts to dismantle racism, we understand that we struggle not merely against flesh and blood
But against powers and principalities — those institutions and systems that keep racism alive by perpetuating the lie
That some members of the family are inferior and others superior.
Create in us a new mind and heart that will enable us to see brothers and sisters in the faces of those divided by racial categories.
Give us the grace and strength to rid ourselves of racial stereotypes that oppress some of us while providing entitlements to others.
Help us to create a Church and nation that embraces the hopes and fears of oppressed People of Color where we live, as well as those around the world.
Heal your family God, and make us one with you, in union with our brother Jesus, and empowered by your Holy Spirit.

— Written by the Pax Christi Anti-Racism Team
CBU FOOD PANTRY: The CBU Food Pantry is open and available for anyone in our CBU community and provides nonperishable food items, spices, and limited hygiene products. If you or someone you know is in need of food, please fill out the form at, and we will set up a time that works for you to pick up the food. The CBU Food Pantry is located in the Campus Ministry Office in the Thomas Center. 
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. If you are interested in joining the choir or playing an instrument please contact Joseph Preston at
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 2:00-3:00 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.
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. 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

Upcoming Events


Check for all the upcoming events this month — such as Alpha Phi Alpha's discussion on Personal Finance, the Black Student Association's Town Hall Meeting, Uno/Spades TournamentSigma Gamma Rho's Soul Sister Sunday and much, much more!

The CBU Physician Assistant Studies Program will host a screening of To Err Is Human: A Patient Safety Documentary on Monday, February 25 in the University Theater at 6:30 p.m. The film is an in-depth documentary about medical mistakes and those working behind the scenes to create a new age of patient safety. Through interviews with leaders in healthcare, footage of real-world efforts leading to safer care, and one family's compelling journey from victim to empowered patient advocate, the film provides a unique look at our healthcare system's ongoing fight against preventable harm. All students interested in the medical sciences are welcome! A panel discussion will follow the film.

Come visit Divine Voices Gospel Choir on Tuesday, February 26 in the Buckman Quad from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and purchase concert tickets, food, and apparel. Vendors will be Chick-fil-a, Rotel, Krispy Kreme, Office Depot, and Strategic Apparel. Please wear your best music-themed attire!

The Divine Voices Gospel Choir will present a concert to honor the contributions of the African American heritage on Wednesday, February 27 in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows: College Students: $3 with Student ID, $5 at the door with Student ID. Faculty/Staff: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Purchase tickets here »»

Buc Bulletin

MEN'S BASKETBALL (16-7, 11-4 GSC): The Bucs bested Delta State on Thursday, 70-64, completing the season sweep of the Statesmen. The Bucs return to the friendly confines of Canale Arena for Homecoming Week, facing Union on Monday at 7:00, West Alabama on Thursday at 7:00, and then "Flexing on the Falcons" in the big Homecoming matchup on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Full schedule…
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (9-11, 6-9 GSC): The Lady Bucs lost to the Delta State Lady Statesmen 83-54 on the road Thursday night. The Lady Bucs return to the friendly confines of Canale Arena for Homecoming Week, facing Union on Monday at 5:00, West Alabama on Thursday at 5:00, and then "Flexing on the Falcons" in the big Homecoming matchup on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Full schedule… 
TRACK & FIELD:The CBU track and field teams participated in the 4th Annual Indoor Gorilla Classic on Saturday and Sunday, where Bjoern Klehn jumped his way to a first place finish, in the long jump competition, with a distance of 24'11.75." This distance was good enough to land him an automatic mark into the NCAA DII Indoor Championships, and also landed him with the third best jump in all of DII track and field this season. CBU will be back in action Saturday, February 16,  as they compete in the Arkansas Qualifier in Fayetteville. Full schedule…
BASEBALL (1-4, 0-0 GSC): The Bucs dropped the first game in Saturday's doubleheader against Miles, but Kyle Hindman hit a walk off sacrifice fly to propel the team to a 5-4 win in the second game. The Bucs are scheduled to host Lane College for a pair of seven inning contests on Wednesday, with the first pitch at noon.  Full schedule…
SOFTBALL (3-6, 0-0 GSC): The Lady Bucs combined for 26 runs and 26 hits in victories over Lincoln (13-5) and Henderson State (13-6) on day one of the UAH Charger Chillout on FridayAfter falling 5-1 to Kentucky Wesleyan, the team bounced back with an 11-3 (6) win over Miles, on day two of the UAH Charger Chillout. The Lady Bucs pounded out 20 hits, but saw their comeback effort fall short and dropped a 14-8 decision to Bellarmine on Sunday to close out the Charger Chillout. CBU scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings. The Lady Bucs are scheduled to begin Gulf South Conference play when they travel to West Florida for a three-game series on Saturday. Full schedule…
TENNIS: The Bucs again went 1-1 in team competitions this weekend, besting Spring Hill 5-2 and falling 0-7 to Southern Arkansas. The Lady Bucs fell in all three team competitions this weekend, dropping a doubleheader on Saturday to Spring Hill and Southern Arkansas, followed by a loss to West Georgia on Sunday. The teams kick-off conference play as they hit the road to play Shorter University on Saturday Men's schedule…  Women's schedule…
GOLF: Spring season begins February 25. Men's schedule…  Women's schedule…
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