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The Honors Program held its 2nd Annual Honors Week (Geek Week) during the first week of school. 75 honors students participated in the following activities throughout Honors Week: the Beginning of the Year Extravaganza (Oh BOYE!), a tour of the legendary Sun Studio (pictured above), dinner with the Christian Brothers, an after-hours tour of the Brooks Museum's exhibit of "The Prints of Andy Warhol," and a Haunted Memphis Walking Tour. For more information on the Honors Program check out the Honors Program website.

Gloria Bird (Natural Science '09) has been accepted to the Union University School of Nursing.

Sister Marylouise Fennell of Gallagher-Fennell Higher Education Services, who is conducting the executive search to fill the position of CBU President, will be on campus Thursday, September 11. She will meet with the faculty, staff, and student leaders at these designated times:
• 7:30 a.m.: Members of the Board of Trustees (Nelson Board Room, Barry Hall)
• 9:00 a.m.: President’s Cabinet (Nelson Board Room, Barry Hall)
• 10:00 a.m.: Academic Deans (Nelson Board Room, Barry Hall)
• 11:15 a.m.: Lunch at Lambert Hall (Meeting with the Brothers at noon)
• 1:30 p.m.: Faculty Assembly, 10-15 minute presentation (Spain Auditorium)
• 2:00 p.m.: Faculty (Spain Auditorium)
• 3:00 p.m.: Administrative Deans, Directors, and Staff (Spain Auditorium)
• 4:00 p.m.: Student Leaders (Thomas Center Conference Room)

SAND VOLLEYBALL INTRAMURALS: Tournament play will begin on September 8 and conclude on September 11. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kevin Rooney at
ALCOHOL AWARENESS PRESENTATION: The CBU campus community is invited to join the freshman class and the peer counselors on Tuesday, September 9, 1:10–1:50 p.m., in the University Theater for a presentation by Ms. Dell Russell, a 11-year victim advocate and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) affiliate. Ms. Russell will share her personal story and discuss alcohol and some of its ramifications for college students. 
TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR ON INTERNET TELEPHONY: This year the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE, CBU Chapter) will conduct a series of technology-related seminars aimed at introducing the latest technology and trends used in today world. Each seminar will be presented at an introductory level to enable audience understandability. The first seminar will be conducted on Tuesday, September 9, at 12:15 p.m. in Nolan Engineering 241. The seminar, "The Telecom Revolution: Creating your own Vonage," will highlight developments in the telecommunication industry and rise of internet telephony in day-to-day communication. The speaker will be Boris de Souza (Electrical & Computer Engineering '09). Pizza and drinks will be provided.    

CONSTITUTION DAY: CBU continues the tradition of Constitution Day with a public seminar on Wednesday, September 10. Jenny Case, with the Shelby County Public Defenders Office will speak about the importance of the Constitution in the work of the courts at 6pm in the Montesi conference room in Buckman Hall. All members of the CBU community are welcome to this event. For further information contact Dr Karl Leib at or 321-3337.
SEPTEMBER 11 REMEMBRANCE: As we approach the anniversary of 9/11, Campus Ministry urges us all to pray for peace throughout the world. There will be a short prayer during the lunch periods in Alfonso Dining Hall on Thursday at 11:20 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE: The CBU Honors Program will host a voter registration drive for the CBU community on Thursday, September 11, 12:15-2:00 p.m. Whether you're on the left, right, or somewhere in the middle, all should register to vote because YOUR VOTE is YOUR VOICE and YOUR MOMENT to be a part of history. Come to the Thomas Center (outside the Buccaneer and in Alfonso Dining Hall) and sign up to vote in the November election. You must be registered by October 7, so take advantage of this über-convenient opportunity.
MANDATORY STUDENT ORGANIZATION MEETING: All student clubs and organizations are required to attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, September 11, at 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Center 100. Any organization not participating will not be recognized as a student organization for the 2008-09 school year.
CBU's Center for Ethical Leadership is offering a Leadership Character Development Workshop to be held on September 11, 4:00-5:30 p.m., in the Sabbatini Lounge. Hosted by Dr. Bev Pray, executive director of the Center, this workshop will illustrate the essential aspects of character development and expand upon the five E's of character development: Example, Education, Experience, Environment and Evaluation. The workshop is free and open to the public.
STUDENTS TO PRESENT MHIRT SUMMER PROJECTS: The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) will present its Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2008 projects on Saturday, September 13, 9:00 a.m.-noon, in the Sabbatini Lounge. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
   Students who participated in the 2008 projects will be presenting the results from their summer research. The students attend colleges and universities throughout the Mid-South and participated in projects in Uganda, Brazil, and Thailand.
   The symposium is free and open to the public. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects for 2008 or 2009 to meet with students and learn more about the program, and how they can qualify for an all-expense paid research experience. To learn more, visit the MHIRT website or contact Julia Hanebrink at
WATER BALLOON FIGHT: The ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau will be having a campus water balloon fight on Saturday, September 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m., on Nolan Field by the basketball court. AST will be selling buckets of water balloons to raise money for Pine Mountain Settlement School. There will be sign-ups this week in the dining hall.

Brother Terence McLaughlin has written and published a new book entitled The Passing of the Baton, Christian Brothers University: A Memphis Midtown University in Transition. In the book, Brother Terence has compiled the stories and impressions of past and present CBU faculty, staff, alumni, presidents, and trustees and interwoven them with profiles of persons, now deceased, whose contributions helped shape the culture of the university. Brother Terence is a current trustee and past president of CBU. The book will be made available to faculty and staff members within the next couple of weeks.

STUDENTS: Connect with CBU alumni and hone your networking skills at "The Networking Equation" on Tuesday, September 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m., in Sabbatini Lounge. Consultation will be provided by networking experts Bridget DiCello and Shali Atkinson. Space is limited to 60 students, so please RSVP to the Alumni Office at 321-3270 by Friday, September 12. Light food and beverages will be served.

September is Delta Sigma Pi's recruitment month! You are invited to attend a variety of events from the Epsilon Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Come see what this professional fraternity has to offer at one of the following events:
"Meet the Chapter" on September 11 at 12:30 p.m. in Buckman Hall 102
Resume Writing Workshop on September 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the Career Center
"Bowling with the Brothers" on September 12; meet in the Buckman Foyer at 5:00 p.m. to carpool
"Meet the Chapter" on September 15 at 5:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center
Pledge applications will be available at each event and due September 18 outside of Buckman 332, no later than 4:00 p.m. For more information please contact

Anyone interested in Greek Life should take note of the following events and dates:
Sorority Interest Night: September 18, 6:30 p.m. carpool to Blue Coast Burrito
Color Me Greek: October 2, 6:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
Meet 'N' Greet: October 16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall
Final Deadline for Recruitment Applications: October 17
Recruitment Week: October 27 - November 1

Need money? Want to work on campus? The Advancement Office is looking for dynamic, articulate, and responsible students for evening and Sunday phonathon positions for Fall and Spring Campaigns. Student Callers contact alumni and friends of the University and ask for support of the Fund for CBU. Starting pay is $7 per hour, and additional benefits include a great work environment and marketing job experience. Training will take place October 1-2, and calling will begin Monday, October 6. There are a limited number of positions available. To apply, please stop by the Advancement Office on the main floor of Barry Hall, Room 101, and pick up a job description and an application. Contact Aimee Lewis, Director of the Fund for CBU, at if you have questions.

Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, September 11; 1:00 p.m.; Buckman 112
Interviewing Skills Workshop: Thursday, September 18; 1:00 p.m.; Buckman 112
Graduate School Workshop: Tuesday, September 23; 1:00 p.m.; Buckman 112
Practice Tests (GMAT/MCAT/LSAT/GRE): Wednesday, October 1, and Thursday, October 2; 1:00 p.m.; Kenrick Hall 2nd Floor
Part-Time, Internship, and Co-Op Job Fair: Wednesday, October 8; 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Sabbatini Lounge
Full-Time Job Fair: Thursday, October 9; 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Sabbatini Lounge

Holiday Deli & Ham at 2087 Union Avenue is offering a 10% discount to CBU students, faculty, and staff. You must present a valid CBU ID to receive the discount, and it is valid for dine-in and carry-out business.
Ashley's Furniture Home Store at 2385 N. Germantown Parkway is offering furniture purchases at cost to CBU faculty and staff. You must present a valid CBU ID to Paul Gallagher, the store manager. Call ahead at (901) 791-0346 to make sure Mr. Gallagher is in the day you wish to shop.

A packaging information session will be held in Nolan 235 on Tuesday, September 16, 5:00-6:20 p.m. Presentations will include packaging career opportunities from area packaging professionals and packaging programs at CBU -- from undergraduate certificates to the BSEM and MSEM degrees. Pizza and drinks will be served, and a door prize will be awarded. The event is cohosted by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (Mid-South Chapter). If you plan to attend, please RSVP via email to Dr. Pong Malasri at by noon on Monday, September 15. For more information, check the CBU packaging website.

The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has featured CBU packaging programs for high school students on their website. These include two different summer programs in 2007, one workshop in November 2007, and a repeat workshop in January 2008. All were funded by a $10,500 grant from the foundation. The foundation encourages other packaging programs to use CBU programs as a model to attract more high school students to study packaging in college. According to the Institute of Packaging Professionals website, CBU is one of the 15 colleges and universities in the U.S. that offer a packaging program. For more information about CBU packaging, check

Carolyn Clancy, executive vice president of personal and workplace investing for Fidelity Investments, will will be the featured speaker for the next "Power Talks for Women" event on September 18, 6:00 p.m., at Germantown Country Club. Ms. Clancy will discuss America's retirement savings challenge and the many obstacles that women in particular must overcome to secure their financial future. She will offer practical advice for anyone looking to take charge of their financial future, whether they recently entered the work force or are nearing retirement.
   "Power Talks for Women" is a presentation of the Graduate & Professional Studies program at CBU and is sponsored by Fidelity Investments and the Women’s Foundation For A Greater Memphis. For reservations and more information, call 321-3291.

The weekend is filled with great events for alumni, students, faculty/staff, and their families! Go to the Alumni Weekend web page for event information and online registration, or call the Alumni Office at 321-3270. ATTENTION FACULTY AND STAFF: This year, all Alumni Weekend events are FREE, but you must RSVP by Friday, September 26, for catering purposes. Secure online registration is available here. The opening night reception is in Boshwit Courtyard and features the World of Beers beer tasting, 6:30-10:00 p.m.; the Family Lunch & Labs is Saturday, noon-2:00 p.m.; and the Alumni Dinner honoring our 50-year Golden Grads and Alumni Award winners -- Tom Burk, Gina Miller Cooper ('91), and Manny Patel ('05) -- will take place in Alfonso Dining Hall 6:00-9:00 p.m.

• Two new exhibits by Memphis artist Lurlynn Franklin, "cross words/qwik chik fixe$" and "fabled truths: self-portraits & works in progress," are on display through October 2 in the Beverly& Sam Ross Gallery and Gallery Foyer on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library. More>>
Christina Brown (School of Arts) and Mary Burns (Literature & Languages/Adjunct) are among the artists included in the exhibition "All mighty lovely women's art show" at Java Cabana (2170 Young Ave.).

Mark your calendar to attend these entertaining musical events. Tickets are $5 for general admission unless otherwise specified (and free to CBU students, faculty, and staff). Tickets will be sold at the door and seating is open. For additional information, please contact Tommy Gaines at or 321-3390.
Broadway on Parkway: Friday, October 3; 7:30 p.m.; University Theater
CBU students will bring Broadway to the Parkway campus during this night of show tunes from classic musicals.
Memphis Chapter NATS Student Competition Finals: Saturday, November 15; 1:30 p.m.; Spain Auditorium
The National Association of Teachers of Singing student competition is an opportunity to see the Memphis area talent compete. This competition is free and open to the public.
An Evening of Recital: Friday, December 5; 7:30 p.m.; Spain Auditorium
This evening of voice and piano includes the students of Tommy Gaines and Sharon Momany.
A Fall & Holiday Concert: Friday, December 12; 7:30 p.m.; University Theater
Join the CB Singers, the University’s premier singing group, as they continue their tradition of beginning the holiday season with a concert of lively holiday music.



MEN'S SOCCER (2-1-1, 0-0 GSC)
09/05: Bucs 1, Missouri University of Science and Technology 0 (at Rolla, MO)
09/07: Bucs 7, Missouri Valley College 1 (at Marshall, MO)
09/06: Lady Bucs 5, Kentucky Wesleyan College 1 (at Owensboro, KY)
09/02: Lady Bucs 3, Lyon College 1 (at Canale Arena)
09/05: Lady Bucs 1, University of West Alabama 3 (at Huntsville, AL)
09/05: Lady Bucs 3, University of Alabama-Huntsville 2 (at Huntsville, AL)
09/06: Lady Bucs 2, University of West Georgia 3 (at Huntsville, AL)
The Buccaneer men's cross-country team won the Delta State Invitational on September 6 in Cleveland, MS, the first event championship in the 12-year history of the program, while the Lady Bucs finished fifth of seven teams in the meet. CBU's Stephen Hill won the 6-kilometer men's race in a time of 18:45.54.

09/12: Barry University (Huntsville, AL; 7:00 p.m.)
09/14: Eckerd College (Huntsville, AL; noon)
09/10: Lambuth University (Signaigo Field; 6:00 p.m.)
09/13: Rhodes College (Rhodes Soccer Field; 1:00 p.m.)
09/08: University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Pine Bluff, AR; 6:00 p.m.)
09/12: Augusta State University (Greenville, TN; 12:00 p.m.)
09/12: University of West Alabama (Greenville, TN; 4:00 p.m.)
09/13: Barton College (Greenville, TN; 10:00 a.m.)
09/13: Lander University (Greenville, TN; 4:00 p.m.)
Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic (Mike Rose Soccer Complex)