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Brother Vincent Malham (left) and Brother Chris Englert of Christian Brothers High School (right) with members of the Pender/Pendergrast family at the September 21 dedication of PENDER HALL. The residence hall was dedicated to the memory of the late Eugene Pender, whose generous bequest to CBU and CBHS made possible the renovation of seven residence halls this past summer. Mr. Pender attended the two schools in the 1940s and credited the Christian Brothers with his success. (A story on Mr. Pender can be downloaded from the Summer 2007 Bell Tower magazine.)

Dr. Leigh C. Becker (Mathematics) is the author of the Maple computer program "Scalar Volterra Integro-Differential Equations," which was recently published by the Maple Application Center.
Yancy Calvo-Villa (Graduate & Professional Studies) has completed the certification of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment offered by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning through DePaul University. This program provides the basic tools to develop skills and procedures for assessing adults' prior learning. Yancy is currently working in the development of a professional portfolio assessment system for CBU.

DeRonae Smith (Admissions) was officially installed as pastor of Celebrate with Greater Grace Temple-Memphis of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. (City of Favor) on September 22. The service was held at St. John MB Church and was officiated by Bishop Clarence Haddon accompanied by Prophetess Joyce Haddon (parents of Verity Records gospel artist Deitrick Haddon).

Aimee Lewis ('92) has been named to the position of Director of Annual Giving in the Office of Advancement. Aimee has been Alumni Director at CBU since 2005.
Eric Ellis ('01/'05) has been named to the position of Alumni Director in the Office of Advancement. Eric has worked at CBU since 2001, first as an Admissions Counselor and then in Advancement as Director of Alumni Records and Research.

Tiffany Jones (Business Administration '10) has joined the Graduate & Professional Studies Office in the position of Secretary/Data Entry.

The Office of Admissions would like to announce the following students who have been selected to serve as Lasallian Ambassadors for the 2007-2008 academic year: Samantha Almanza, Jeremy Armstrong, Dillon Beard, Russell Brandon, David Breen, Brittly Butler, Greg Carrico, Brittany Course, Mary Jane Dickey, Lauren Douglass, Sam Durnett, Miaya Gannam, Jenessa Gebers, Rachel Haag, Michael Herr, Leigh Hill, Rebecca Horton, Thais Hunter, Kenny Latta, John Lensing, Patrick Louie, Maria Lukasiewicz, Tracy Mims, Ryan Nicolini, Abbey Pommer, Chris Reid, Jonathan Sharp, Jenny Terbrock, Will Vestal, Robyn Watson, Valencia Williams, Shanta Wilson, and Jessie Wortham. For more information about becoming a Lasallian Ambassador, please contact Brad Romig in the Office of Admissions at 321-3209 or

• Let us keep in our prayers Br. Michael Schmelzer (Education) and his family on the loss of his sister, who was killed in a car accident on September 18. She was 40 years old and left four children behind.
• Let us keep in our prayers Mack Faith and Dr. Ellen Faith (Education) on the recent loss of Mack's father.
Carolyn Williams, a member of the first Master of Arts in Catholic Studies class, passed away on September 16. She left the program prior to the summer term due to health problems. Please keep her family, friends, and classmates in your prayers.
• Let us also keep in our prayers Br. John Johnston, Dr. Mary Ogilvie, and Miss Johnnie Shotwell, as they deal with health issues. Remember, you and your intentions are being prayed for every day between the hours of noon and 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Chapel in Barry Hall.

The Career Center has several events scheduled for this semester to assist you, regardless of where you are in your career path. Below is a summary of what's coming up during Fall 2007; more events will be scheduled later in the year.
Graduate School Workshop: Tuesday, September 25; 1:00 p.m., Buckman 211 (Montesi)
Practice Tests (GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE): Wednesday & Thursday, October 3-4; 1:00 p.m., Kenrick Hall
Business & Arts Job Fair: Thursday, October 25; 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sabbatini Lounge
Job Search Strategies Workshop: Science & Engineering Majors; 1:00 p.m., Buckman 112
Job Search Strategies Workshop: Business & Liberal Arts Majors; 1:00 p.m., Buckman 112

Any student who is planning on graduating in December 2007, May 2008, or August 2008 must attend one of the Graduation Meetings scheduled for October 2 at 12:30 p.m. or 5:15 p.m. or October 3 at 5:15 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Topics include things you need to know about commencement and how to file your Intent to Graduate. You will also be measured for your cap and gown. The deadline for filling your Intent to Graduate and your Cap and Gown forms is December 1. A $50 late fee will be assessed if the Intent to Graduate is filed after December 15.

The CBU School of Engineering will present a workshop on aviation for high school students on Tuesday, October 2, in Nolan Engineering Center 241, 3:30–5:45 p.m. This workshop will introduce students to technologies such as instrument systems, engines, and more. The guest speaker for this event is Ms. Jan Sawyer of Kidsfly, a flight instructor and FAA certified teacher. CBU engineering faculty will present additional technical aspects associated with aviation. Participating students will also learn about the aircraft dynamics of simple gliders and will build and test a small glider of their own. This program will be open to students in grades 9-12. Seating is limited, so advance registration is recommended. For more information: contact or (901) 321-3405. To register online, visit

The Most Reverend Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will be awarded the Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Award for Peace and Justice on Thursday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater with a reception immediately following in the Boshwit Courtyard.
Archbishop Sambi was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Apostolic Nuncio to the United States in December 2005. He previously served as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus, and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine. The CBU community is cordially invited to attend this event; admission is free.

The 19th Annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament benefiting the CBU Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund will be held Friday, October 5, on The Links at Galloway. This is a 4-person scramble format with a 1:30 p.m. tee time. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch provided. We are looking for golfers ($100 per golfer) and also sponsors for tees or greens ($150 each). For more information go to or contact athletic development director Kyle Bone at 321-4496 or


HIV/AIDS PRESENTATION: The CBU campus community is invited to join the freshman class and peer counselors on Tuesday, September 25, 1:10-1:50 p.m., in the University Theater for a presentation on HIV/AIDS by Dr. Linda Pifer. Dr. Pifer, professor and researcher at the University of Tennessee, is an infectious disease specialist and was among the first researchers on HIV, and is widely known as an expert on the transmission and effects of the virus. 
TWILIGHT RETREAT: This year's Twilight Retreats, focusing on "Five Steps to a Fuller Life," begin on Tuesday, September 25, in Spain Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Future dates are October 30, November 20, December 18, January 22, February 26, and March 25. For more information, visit or
MEDICAL PACKAGING SEMINAR: As part of Fall 2007 Packaging Seminars, the School of Engineering and the Institute of Packaging Professionals (Mid-South Chapter) invite the CBU community to attend a Medical Packaging Seminar on Thursday, September 27, in Nolan Engineering Center 241, 1:00-4:30 p.m. Speakers are Randall Troutman (Oliver Medical), Curt Larsen (DuPont Medical & Spartan Design Group), and Gerry Gunderson (Quality Tech Services). For more information, check the CBU Packaging web site or contact Dr. Pong Malasri at 321-3419. It is free and open to the public.

OPENING CONCERT: The first concert in the Fall Concert Series is Friday, September 28. "An Evening of Recital" will feature the students of Tommy Gaines in an evening of vocal selections including art songs, arias and sacred songs; 7:30 p.m.; Spain Auditorium. $5.00 admission to CBU concerts; FREE to CBU students, faculty, and staff with valid ID.


The weekend is filled with great events for alumni and their families! Go to for event information and online registration -- or call the Alumni Office at 321-4036. ATTENTION FACULTY AND STAFF: This year, faculty and staff are admitted FREE to all Alumni Weekend events. The opening night reception is in Boshwit Courtyard and features the World of Beers beer tasting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Family Brunch is Saturday, 10:15 a.m., following the Up 'til Dawn 5K at Bland Field/Central Lot, and the Picnic on the Grounds is in Buckman Quad at 5:30 p.m. -- both events include food, beverages, music and fun for kids of all ages. In order to attend any event, you must RSVP by Friday, September 28, to for catering purposes.

It's not your imagination that your CBU Internet connection seems a little faster -- the campus network's bandwidth was doubled on September 21 from 10Mbps to 20Mbps.

Need money? Want to work on campus? The Advancement Office is looking for dynamic, articulate, and responsible students for evening & Sunday tele-fundraising positions for Fall and Spring campaigns. Tele-fundraisers call alumni and friends of the University and ask for support of the CBU Annual Fund. Starting pay is $7 per hour, and additional benefits include food, coupons, and great fun. There is also a position for a Call Center Manager that pays $10 per hour. Training will take place October 10 & 11, and calling will begin Monday, October 22. There are a limited number of positions available. To apply, please stop by the Advancement Office on the main floor of Barry Hall and pick up a job description and an application. Contact Aimee Lewis, Director of Annual Giving, at 321-3271 if you have questions.


• Fall 2007 will make the history books of CBU: the first semester in CBU history that a BFA was offered to students. The CBU Art Club has been created to coincide with the new major, connect students with a passion for art, and to use art to reach children with autism by partnering with the Autism Solution Center (ASC) in Cordova, TN. Later this semester, the Art Club will host "for-donation" classes for all students to explore the left side of their brain and will lead similar classes at the ASC for families of children with autism. If you are interested in joining the Art Club or would like more information, please contact the president, Hayley Gil, at or check out the CBU Art Club Facebook group.

• Members of the Mu Epsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha recently served as gallery staff at the Children's Museum of Memphis, cleaning exhibits and promoting the significance of "Growing Healthy" to visiting children. Pictured above (l-r) are Shanta Wilson (chapter president), Crystal Shelton, Dick Hackett (CEO of Children's Museum of Memphis), and Chemetra Patrick (chapter vice-president).

You are cordially invited to a special Mass to honor students, faculty, and staff in higher education at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday, October 7, at noon with the Most Reverend J. Terry Steib. Schools participating are CBU, Rhodes, UT Medical, and the University of Memphis. A special blessing and reception will follow the Mass.
• The Campus Ministry Leadership Council will have its first meeting on Friday, September 28, at 2:00 p.m. in Kenrick Hall 107. This group plans events in the areas of faith, service,and the building of community on campus. Everyone is invited to be part of this special council.
• "A Book of Prayers & Meditative Thoughts" is being reissued through Campus Ministry for classroom use. Our hope is that every classroom will have a book to use in getting class started with a prayer. If faculty members would like a personal copy, please let contact Br. Rob at 321-3509 or

Neil Simon's Rumors will be produced by the Encore Drama Club on October 5-7 in the University Theater. Show times are Friday, October 5, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 6, at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 7, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $2 for ANY college student or faculty member with valid ID. Tickets will be sold at the door, no reserved seating. Advance ticket sales will be provided on campus through members of the Encore Drama Club. For additional information, please email

An exhibition by the Mid-South Woodturners Guild entitled "Beneath the Bark" will be on display through October 4 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library). The Mid-South Woodturners Guild is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, an organization dedicated to the advancement of the woodturning craft. More>>

Christian Brothers University will be hosting the seminar, “Lead Like Jesus Now: The Leadership Revolution,” on Friday, October 19, in the University Theater. Developed by Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager and co-founder of Lead Like Jesus, it is dedicated to inspiring and equipping people to adopt the servant-leadership model of Jesus Christ. This broadcast seminar is being sponsored by the CBU Center for Ethical Leadership and will be broadcast by CCN, which provides more than 150 satellite events every year with leadership training, special events, and outreach opportunities to churches throughout North America. Cost is $35 which includes lunch. For more information, call 321-3114.

The 2007 Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking, "Building the Beloved Community," will be held at CBU on October 26-27. Scheduled speakers include Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Barry L. Gan, Rosa Alicia Clemente, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, and G. Simon Harak. The conference is presented by the National Civil Rights Museum, the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, the HEAL Foundation, BRIDGES-Peace Jam, and the Indian Community Fund. For more information, visit


(6-2, 0-0 GSC)
: Bucs 3, Northeastern State 0
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09/17: Lady Bucs 0, Henderson State 3
09/20: Lady Bucs 2, Ouachita Baptist 3

09/22: Pepperdine Invitational - Bucs 8th of 10; Individual finish: Stephen Hill 12th of 88

09/22: Pepperdine Invitational - Lady Bucs 12th of 12; Individual finish: Kelly Summons 99th of 112



09/25: Delta State (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/28: Missouri-Rolla (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/24: Trevecca Nazarene (Signaigo Field; 6:00 p.m.)
09/26: Delta State (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/29: William Carey (Hattiesburg, MS; 1:00 p.m.)
09/27: Harding (Searcy, AR; 7:00 p.m.)
09/30: Southern Arkansas (Magnolia, AR; 1:00 p.m.)

09/29: Rhodes Invitational (Plough Park; TBA)

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