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The Mid South Woodturners Guild has announced the establishment of a permanent woodturning collection at CBU. The collection currently includes nine hand-made, one-of-a-kind art objects by six artists. The long term goal is to expand the collection by one to three pieces each year. The collection is being prepared for exhibit in the Plough Library. Pictured above are pieces by (l-r) Dennis Paullus, Lee Chandler, and Larry Sefton. More>

Dr. Sharon Momany (Music/Adjunct) has been named the "Music Teacher of the Year" by the Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association.

Robert Scott (Chemical Engineering '02) is now a member of the Class of 2012 at the James Quillen College of Medicine, which is part of East Tennessee State University.
• Lady Buc soccer midfielder Elin Svavarsdottir ('11) was named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Week for the period ending September 14. Svavarsdottir scored the game-winning goal in both of CBU’s victories for the week.
• Lady Buc volleyball setter Whitney Weyhrich ('12) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending September 7.
Weyhrich had 167 assists in 18 sets, averaging 9.28 per set as she paced a CBU offense that hit .257 for the week.
• Three CBU students were recently awarded scholarships from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. Cheng Shin Tsai (Chemical Engineering '11) and Brittany Blackstone (Biology '12) received the Ruby Holmes Hefley Scholarship, and Kyle Atkins (Electrical Engineering '09) received the Smith & Nephew Inc. Scholarship.

HEALTH FAIR: Please make plans to attend the CBU Fall Health Fair on Wednesday, September 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., in the Buckman Quad and Thomas Center (TC-100). The following organizations will be represented at the Health Fair: Alcoholics Anonymous, Baptist Health Services Group, Beauticontrol Spa Escapes, Community Health Initiatives, Costco Optical and Pharmacy, Diocese of Memphis Natural Family Planning, Family Services of the Mid-South, Hannah’s Hope, Lakeside Behavioral Health System, Life Choices, Massage on the Go, Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center, Mid-South Transplant Foundation, National Marrow Donor Program, Real Fitness Personal Training, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Smoothie King, Spinal Health Care Associates, St. Francis Hospital Behavioral Health Department, The Shot Nurse, US Dream Academy, Wild Oats Market, Walgreen’s Pharmacy, CBU Campus Ministry, CBU Campus Safety, CBU Counseling Center, and CBU Health Resources. Register at the Health Resources table for a raffle to win a $20 Malco gift card!
SALSA DANCING & LESSONS : As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, there will be lunchtime Salsa Dancing in Alfonso Dining Hall on Thursday, September 25, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. If you want to learn how to join in the fun, Salsa Lessons will be offered at 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge.
MEET THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FACULTY: Are you interested in the new International Business concentration? In adding international classes to your major? In travel or study abroad? Come meet the International Business faculty and hear about the programs offered at CBU on Tuesday, September 23, in the Montesi Executive Center, 12:15-1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
OPERA UNDER THE STARS: Tommy Gaines (music) will be a featured artist with the Como Opera Guild's 6th Annual Opera Under the Stars Gala Concert on Saturday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m. at Mitchell Meadow in Como, MS. Gaines was one of the singers on the Inaugural Opera Under the Stars and has been invited back as a featured artist on this year's program. Como is located 35 miles south of Memphis, one mile west of I-55. Take the Como exit and go one mile. The program is an outdoor evening of opera arias and Broadway songs.
COMMUTER STUDENT FAIR: The Commuter Student Fair will be held Tuesday, September 30, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences. All commuters are invited for free lunch and prizes. Contact for more information.
GRUPO AZTECA: As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a special performance by the musical group Grupo Azteca is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater. (Click here for videos of Grupo Azteca.)
THE ART OF WORDS: CBU will host a creative writing and art workshop designed to inspire high school students to combine the two mediums to present a vision of themselves. This workshop will be held Wednesday, October 1, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Kenrick Hall Room 24. The program will feature presentations and activities by CBU professors Jana Travis and Karen Golightly as well as poet Eliza Warren and artist Michael Prater. This workshop is free and open to all students in grades 9-12. Seating is limited, so advance registration is required. Register now online. For more information, call (901) 321-3335. More>
BROADWAY ON PARKWAY: The first presentation of the CBU Fall Concert Series will be presented at the University Theater on Friday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. Selections range from Les Miserables to The Full Monty. Tommy Gaines will direct the CB Singers and several private voice students who will perform solos, duets, and trios. In addition, alumni and friends of CBU will be featured in musical selections. More>
UP TIL DAWN 5K: Up til Dawn's annual "For the Kids 5K" will be held on Saturday morning, October 4, at 9:00 a.m. The race begins and ends in the Central Parking Lot. The race is $15 pre-registration and $20 race day. Of course, all of the proceeds benefit St. Jude.
Click here to register online.

This year's Alumni 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.

Paul Andrew McDaniel (CBU Class of '10) passed away September 14. Paul graduated from CBHS and was a junior at CBU, majoring in finance with plans to attend law school. At the end of Paul's earthly journey, he passed on the gift of life through vital organ and tissue donations, which will save up to eight lives and give up to 80 people a chance for a higher quality of life. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Paul A. McDaniel Stroke Awareness and Research Foundation (P. O. Box 770758, Memphis, TN. 38177) or the Brinkley Heights Urban Academy.
Julia Jennings, mother of Linda Swanberry and mother-in-law of Jerry Swanberry (ITS), passed away September 16. Please keep the Swanberry family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 40.
John Erle Ryan, father of Dr. Holmes Peacher-Ryan (Mathematics), died September 17 at Allen Morgan Nursing Home. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice or to Shady Grove Presbyterian Church. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Dr. Peacher-Ryan at Campus Box 36.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence and CBU's School of Business have introduced four new certificate programs as a joint effort between the Alliance and CBU to further educate individuals about non-profit management and leadership. The new certificate programs include Frameworks of Nonprofit Excellence, Finance, Human Resources Management, and Fund Development. The Frameworks certificate is designed with the complete organization in mind, allowing up to three staff/board members to attend each course. The other three certificates are designed for individual development. Participants in these four programs will be awarded a certificate jointly issued by the Alliance and CBU. More>

Up til Dawn would like to thank all those who came out and supported St. Jude on September 18 for "Up til Dawn On the Lawn." Together, we help raise over $450 for St Jude! Up til Dawn would also like to remind team members that there is a Participants Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium on Thursday, September 25. At least one person per team should be present.

Anyone interested in Greek Life should take note of the following events and dates:
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

The first College Search Retreat in the Memphis area will take place on February 6-8 at John Kyle State Park in Sardis, MS. At this time Campus Ministry is in the process of creating the team that will lead the Retreat. If you have experience in doing a Search Retreat or similar retreat experiences and you would like to be considered for being on the Retreat Team, please pick up an application form from the Student Life Office. Applications are due by noon on Friday, September 26. For more information on Search Retreats, click here.

CBU will host an engineering workshop designed to teach high school students how to create an interactive 3-D movie on Tuesday, October 7, from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. in the Nolan Engineering Center, Room 237. Participating students will learn how to create a 3-D movie using Alice, a graphical programming environment. This workshop is free and open to all students in grades 9-12. Seating is limited, so advance registration is required. Click here to register online. For more information, contact or 321-3405.

The Student Government Association and the Black Student Association will partner to present "The Great Debate of 2008," which is scheduled for Thursday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The debate plans to feature two panels composed of six faculty members of diverse political affiliations who will debate current political issues. This is a great opportunity for the campus community to be informed of current political issues surrounding the presidential election of 2008. Faculty: If you are interested in debating your position as one of our panelists, please email by Tuesday, September 23.

The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha, would like to remind everyone to start collecting pink Yoplait lids for "Save Lids to Save Lives." There are boxes in the Buc and in Alfonso Dining Hall. For every lid, ten cents will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Yoplait will also donate five cents for every lid to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation to help support breast cancer awareness and education. Thanks for your support to such a wonderful cause.

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

Flu shots are now available in Health Resources from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The cost is $15 cash or check (payable to CBU). Please contact Brenda Hill in Health Resources at 321-3260 with any questions. Health Resources will be open from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24, for Nurse Practitioner hours and will close early to host the Health Fair. Due to the Health Fair, flu shots will not be available on Wednesday for this week only.

Over the next couple of weeks, CBU Campus Safety will be conducting fire drills in the buildings and residence halls throughout campus. Please familiarize yourself with evacuation points and staging areas for each individual building and residence hall, included in a Word document that can de downloaded here. It is a State Law that all persons must evacuate a building during a fire drill, so your cooperation is greatly appreciated. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Campus Safety at 321-3550 or

Come out and join in the fun and fellowship at the 17th Annual St. Ann Special Olympics Fun Day with some of God’s Very Special People on Saturday, October 4, at Christian Brothers High School Tom Nix Stadium. Volunteers should arrive at 8:00 a.m. for check-in with juice and doughnuts (t-shirts and lunch provided). If you need any additional information, feel free to contact Sarah Glaser at 409-5013 or Bruce Glaser at 388-6342.

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>>


ATTENTION FULL-TIME FEMALE STUDENTS: Do you know golf basics and understand the rules of the game? The Lady Buccaneer Golf Team can use you! If you're interested, contact Coach Anna Massa at 832-3684 (cell).


MEN'S SOCCER (2-4-1, 0-0 GSC)
09/20: Bucs 1, Palm Beach Atlantic University 3 (at Signaigo Field)
09/17: Lady Bucs 6 , Crichton College 0 (at Signaigo Field)
09/21: Lady Bucs 10, Alcorn State University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (12-4, 0-0 GSC)
09/16: Lady Bucs 3, Rhodes College 1 (at Canale Arena)
09/20: Lady Bucs 3, University of Illinois-Springfield 1 (at Canale Arena)

09/23: Harding University (Searcy, Ark. 7:00 p.m.)
09/27: University of Montevallo (Signaigo Field; 7:30 p.m.)
10/01: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 3:30 p.m.)
10/05: Lambuth University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/24: Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN;. 3:30 p.m.)
09/27: University of Montevallo (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
10/01: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 1:00 p.m.)
09/23: Henderson State University (Canale Arena; 6:00 p.m.)
09/25: Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR; 6:00 p.m.)
10/02: Harding University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
10/05: Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia, AR; 1:00 p.m.)
09/27: Rhodes Invitational (Plough Park)
10/04: Pepperdine Invitational (Malibu, CA)