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The existing Science Center building has been named Assisi Hall in honor of the long partnership and generous support of the Assisi Foundation of Memphis for educational initiatives on the CBU campus, especially in the sciences and engineering. The renovation of Assisi Hall, which has begun thanks to the generosity of Foundation, is part of the $14.2 million School of Sciences Campaign that includes the construction of the new Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences. Both will be completed by August 2008 in time for fall classes.

Dr. Samantha Alperin (Education) has appeared on two segments of Fox 13 Good Morning Show, November 2 and 9, commenting on how girls and boys interact/relate to toys differently. She will appear again on Friday, November 23, at approximately 8:45 a.m. Or watch her appearances online: Follow these links for the November 2 segment or November 9 segment.
• The Internet-based Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture contains an article concerning Arkansas' first railroad, the Cairo and Fulton, by Dr. Mike Condren (Chemistry). This railroad later became part of the present Union Pacific Railroad line of the northeast corner of the state to Texarkana.
Dr. Lavern Terrell (Education) presented a paper "An Evaluation of the Character Education Curriculum in Shelby County Schools" at the Mid-South Educational Research Association 2007 Annual Meeting, November 7-9, in Hot Springs, AR.

• The Memphis/West Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing held its student competition at the University of Tennessee at Martin on November 10. Taking 1st Place in the Freshman Women Division was Caitlin Bower, and 1st Place in the Freshman Men Division was Russell Brandon (Psychology '09). Also taking 1st Place in the College Musical Theater Division was Stephanie Ramirez (Business '10). Congratulations to these students of assistant professor of music Tommy Gaines. Gaines also had student winners in these additional categories: 2nd Place High School Women under 17; First Place High School Women 17+; First Place High School Men; 1st place Adult Beginners (Teresa Griffith, '88); First Place Adult Intermediates; and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in the High School Musical Theatre Division. Kudos to all of these.
Dr. Pong Malasri (Civil Engineering) and Dr. Asit Ray (Chemical Engineering) visited the Department of Packaging Science at Clemson University on November 12. The facility tour included the Center for Flexible Packaging and the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics. Both sides explored opportunities for future joint projects/programs. The trip was part of Dr. Malasri's 2007 CBU Faculty/Staff Development Project. Dr. Malasri also visited the School of Packaging at Michigan State University in July as part of the same project. The Michigan trip has resulted in a joint M.S. in Engineering Management with Packaging Concentration, in which graduates get an M.S. in Engineering Management from CBU and a Packaging Certificate from Michigan State. The joint program is 100% distance learning. More information about the MSEM (Packaging) program, please contact Dr. Pong Malasri at or Dr. Neal Jackson at

A belated "Welcome to CBU" to Ray Karasek ('03, MBA '07), who has joined the Office of Administration & Finance in the position of Budget Manager. (And he also wrote the headline for this item.)


A CELEBRATION OF NATIVE AMERICANS: A "Brown Bag Luncheon and Discussion" featuring Mrs. Alice Henry, president of the Faraway Cherokee of Memphis, will be held Monday, November 19, at 12:15 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Topics of discussion will include "Myths of Native Americans and Thanksgiving," "Who are the Native Indians?," "Current Issues Facing Native Americans Today, " and "Significance of Powwows." Bring your lunch and join in the discussion. Contact Karen Conway at 321-3536 for additional information.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT SENATE MEETINGS: The Senate of the CBU Student Government Association would like to invite all students to attend its next Senate meetings on November 19 and December 3. Senate meetings are an opportunity for students to share their opinions on how to make CBU an even better community. All Senate meetings are at 4:45 in the Senate Chambers (room 13 in the basement of Kenrick Hall). If you have any suggestions for future Senate proposals, please attend a meeting and/or email Burton Bridges, Vice-President of the Senate, at
TWILIGHT RETREAT: Father David Knight continues his popular Twilight Retreats on November 20 with the topic "Raising Irresistible Questions to Address Immovable Hearts." Pope Paul VI said Christians bear witness to the faith when their lifestyle “stirs up irresistible questions in the hearts of those who see how they live.” This means that a conformist lifestyle that does not raise eyebrows is not authentically Christian. Was your baptismal consecration to be a prophet ever explained to you? Do you want to face this commitment in a conscious way? The retreat will take place in Spain Auditorium, 6:30-8:15 p.m. For more information, visit and

REPORT ON BURMA-THAI REFUGEES: Meredith Walsh and Andrew Trent will be speaking at CBU about their experiences on the Burma-Thai border, working with internally displaced individuals. Meredith, a Memphis native has been working with refugees in Thailand and Burma (Myanmar) for two years, and she served as a MHIRT summer research mentor for Andy Trent, a second year medical student from UT Memphis, this past summer. They will talk about their experiences at the Mao Tao clinic and their firsthand experiences. The program will be on Thursday, November 29, at 6:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall (Science) 153 and is open to the public. For further information please contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at
RESEARCH PRESENTATION: Niti Patel (Biology '08) will present her independent research project on "Categorization of the prevalence of domestic violence in a pregnant population that was located in an urban inner city hospital in Memphis" on Tuesday, December 4, in Assisi Hall 155. Everyone is invited to attend her presentation.

• The Epsilon Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, traveled to Atlanta for the Leadership and Excellence Academies for Deltasigs, or LEAD conference. The members attended educational workshops as well as the 2007 Centennial Celebration celebrating 100 years since the founding of Delta Sigma Pi in 1907. Those pictured are (l-r) Teresa Ung, Chancellor; Burton Bridges, President; Ally Gomez, Vice President of Pledge Education; and Rinki Suri, Vice President of Chapter Operations.
THANKS & CONGRATULATIONS: The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha would like to thank everyone for their support during the recent Think Pink campaign. Zeta would like extend a special thanks to the gentlemen of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Kappa Sigma for their participation in the fraternity competition. Congratulations to Kappa Sigma for taking first place.


The Honors Leadership class, taught by Dr. Kristin Prien, kicked off an on-campus recycling program on November 16 and will be collecting cans to benefit to the Humane Society. Cans will be collected in about 20 green/teal bins around campus with a recycling symbol on them. In addition, the class will be handing out bags for students to keep in their rooms to collect cans and them then bring them to the bins. The goal is to collect as many cans as possible and try to help the Humane Society as well as make CBU a cleaner, greener campus. Everyone's participation is welcome and encouraged.

Plough Memorial Library will observe the following hours for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday:
• Wednesday, November 21: 7:45 am - 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday-Saturday, November 22-24: CLOSED
• Sunday, November 25: 6:00-11:00 p.m.
The Computer Center and Help Desk will observe the following holiday hours for Thanksgiving:
• Wednesday, November 21: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Thursday-Saturday, November 23-24: CLOSED;
• Sunday, November 25: regular hours resume 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(The 24-hour Lab will be open and accessible with an ID card)

Campus Ministry and SGA are sponsoring a Christmas Drive for Angels of Love, an organization that collects and distributes toys and essentials to needy families in the Memphis Area. Toiletries, bedding, toys, and clothes will be collected through the end of November. Collection boxes have been set up in Alfonso Dining Hall, Nolan Engineering Center (1st floor), Assisi Hall (Science auditorium lobby), Plough Library, ITS Help Desk, and the Buckman Hall foyer.

There are still places left for the Barcelona study-abroad trip during Spring Break. As a special offer to students who have traveled before with CBU, we will invite everyone who has been on a previous study trip to join this trip without signing up for a class. For those who can use credit in Economics or Spanish (taught in English), no prerequisites will be required for either course. ABSOLUTE FINAL DATE to pay $900 is November 29, as airline seats must be secured by this date or canceled. Please click here to see all the exciting adventures you will enjoy in this cosmopolitan European city. Contact Ms. Anderson at 321-3264 or to register or get more details.

Have you ever felt nervous or anxious before giving a presentation or speech? MPACT Toastmasters is now meeting on the CBU campus and is open to all CBU students and faculty. The group meets every Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m., in Buckman Hall 103. For more information, feel free to contact


Registration period continues through November 19 for current sophomores, and November 20-21 for current freshmen, Students may register on the web on or after the dates listed for their class (senior, junior, sophomore, freshman). Instructions for web registration are in the Registrar's Office, Barry Hall 40. An alphabetical list of all students (with class status and advisor's name) is posted outside the Registrar's Office. If you have any questions concerning advising or registration, please contact Tom Burk, Dean of Academic Services, at 321-3235 or

Opportunities to Worship Every Week
Sunday Mass: 11:00 am and 9:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel
Daily Mass: Monday-Thursday at 5:00 p.m.; Friday at 6:45 am in Stritch Chapel
Rosary: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at noon in St. Joseph Chapel
Communion Service: Tuesday at 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel
Gospel Reflection: Thursday at 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel

The Faculty/Staff Development Committee is requesting proposals for up to five one-calendar-year awards of up to $4,000 for full-time faculty and staff members. Development projects may be for improvement at the curricular, professional, departmental, school, or university level. Budgetary components can include such items as summer salary, equipment, travel, supplies, temporary assistants/interns, etc. Proposals should be submitted electronically to Brother Louis Althaus ( by no later than December 14. Awards will be announced by the end of January 2008. Download the pre-proposal guidelines and form here.

Influenza vaccines (Flu shots) are available in Health Resources Monday-Friday, 9:30 am -1:15 p.m.. The cost is $17 (cash or check). Contact Brenda Hill in Health Resources at 321-3260 for more information.

The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery features "Tangible Meditation," an exhibit of artwork by Kelly Buntin Johnson, through December 6. A collection of photographs by Greg Lawhon of "A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland" will be on view in the foyer on the lower level of Plough Library. More>>



11/12: Bucs 35, Memphis 90 (exh.)
11/16: Bucs 63, Findlay 79
11/17: Bucs 95, Cincinnati-Clermont 60
11/12: Lady Bucs 47, Southern Illinois 68 (exh.)
11/15: Lady Bucs 75, LeMoyne-Owen 60
11/17: Lady Bucs 73, Xavier 61




11/20: Alabama-Huntsville (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
11/23: Barry (Miami Shores, FL; 1:00 p.m.)
11/24: Lynn (Boca Raton, FL; 6:00 p.m.)
12/01: West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 1:00 p.m.)
11/20: Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 7:00 p.m.)
11/25: Bellarmine (Louisville, KY; 1:00 p.m.)
11/29: Mid-Continent (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)

12/01: Montevallo (Montevallo, AL; 6:00 p.m.)