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CBU's Graduate & Professional Studies program honored Ruby Bright, executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis, at its September 18 "Power Talks for Women" presentation at the Germantown Country Club. Pictured above (l-r) are Rick Maupin (CBU Graduate & Professional Studies); Ms. Bright; featured speaker Carolyn Clancy, executive vice president of Fidelity Investments (Boston); and Dwayne Craft, vice president of Fidelity Investments (Germantown).

Jim Shannon (Student Financial Assistance) has been selected as the Lasallian Educator of the Year by the Midwest District of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. He will be presented with the award at a ceremony in St. Louis in November. Shannon received the Lasallian Educator award from CBU in May.
Chelsea Chandler (Psychology '10) won the Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Contest, besting 19 others in the final round of the contest that included more than 380 acts. Her winning performance was the song "Always on My Mind," which garnered her the $3,000 grand prize and an audition for CBS.
Diana Green (Registrar's Office) won a third-place ribbon in the 2008 Mid-South Fair for her homemade apple bread.
• Buccaneer runner Stephen Hill (Chemical Engineering '09) was named the Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week by the Gulf South Conference for the period ending October 1. This is his second such honor this season, as he also earned the award for the period ending September 10. In the Rhodes College Invitational, Hill crossed the finish line first, posting a 26:08 time. That mark was over the 8k course, and fell second in terms of time behind only 2008 US Olympic steeplechase runner Josh McAdams. This victory was Hill's second title of the year, and third in his career.

3-D MOVIE SEMINAR FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: CBU will host an engineering workshop designed to teach high school students how to create an interactive 3-D movie on Tuesday, 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. For more information, contact engineering@cbu.edu or 321-3405.
GREAT DEBATE OF 2008: The Student Government Association and the Black Student Association are partnering to present The Great Debate of 2008 on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The debate will feature two panels of CBU faculty and staff including Dr. Robert Brittingham (School of Business), Dr. William Busler (School of Sciences), Mr. Benjamin Head (Plough Library), and Prof. Patricia Papachristou (School of Business). It will be moderated by Dr. Paul Berk (School of Arts). The panelists will debate current political issues and answer questions submitted by students. Students can submit questions to sga@cbu.edu or to the YouTube user CBUGreatDebate08. The deadline to submit questions is 9:00 p.m. on Monday. This is a great opportunity to have your questions about the issues in the current election answered.
BEVERLY & SAM ROSS GALLERY EXHIBITIONS: "Hindsight 20/20,” an exhibition of ceramic work by Bryan Blankenship,will open in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Memorial Library) with a public reception on Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through December 4. "Parallel Worlds," an exhibition of contemporary paintings by Rollin Kocsis, will be concurrently displayed in the foyer of the gallery. MORE >>
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: Former CBU ITS staffer Briget Murphy is having a photography exhibit entitled "Istanbul: A Paradox" at the Eclectic Eye Showroom (242 S. Cooper), October 10 - December 3. The CBU community is invited to attend the opening reception on Friday, October 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
FALL PLAY - ANTIGONE: Lewis Galantiere's adaptation of this Greek tragedy opens the 2008-2009 season in the University Theater on October 10-12 and is directed by Linda Dinwiddie. Show times for Antigone are Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 for general admission, $2.00 for ANY college student with ID, and $2.00 for CBU faculty members. 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, email Russell Brandon at encore@cbu.edu. MORE>>

Little Rosie Klitz, daughter of Nicole Klitz (Education/LANCE Program) and Tom Klitz (MAT '06), showed up at 12:20 p.m. on September 29. She weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches long.

Charles Adam, father of Kristi Tarbell (Center for Ethical Leadership), suffered a stroke and passed away on September 27. Condolences may be sent to the Adam family at 149 County Road 843, Saltillo, MS 38866. Please keep Kristi and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Maureen Kirsch, wife of Geoffrey Kirsch (former member of the CBU Board of Trustees), passed away on September 24. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Geoffrey Kirsch at 800 Fifth Avenue, Apt. 25F, New York, NY 10021.
Brother Adrian Powers, founding director of CBHS after its move to Walnut Grove in 1965, passed away on September 29. Brother Adrian was 91 years old and served at the high school for 43 years. The funeral mass is Monday, October 6, at 1:30 p.m. at St Louis Catholic Church (203 S. White Station Rd.). Burial will be in the Brothers' Plot at Calvary Cemetery following the funeral. Please remember Brother Adrian, his family, and all the Brothers in your prayers.
Brother Leo (Isidore Conrad) Gilskey, age 91, died on September 6 at Resurrection Life Center in Chicago. Brother Leo served at CBU from 1982 to 1985. Please keep Brother Leo and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Consider helping to further Lasallian educational ministry in Brother
Leo's name by making a memorial contribution to CBU or to the Christian Brothers of the Midwest.

Reserve your official CBU Tennessee Specialty License Plate today for only $35. These plates will be available in 2009 and will display your CBU pride with style. This offer is limited to vehicles titled in the State of Tennessee only. Download the handy order form here and show your CBU pride everywhere you go! You may also use the form to order personalized plates for an extra $35, and you can support the inaugural CBU Alumni Scholarship Fund with an additional gift. For more information, please call the Office of Advancement at 321-3270. Forms may be returned to the Advancement office in Barry Hall or to Campus Box 104.

• Hundreds of undergraduate members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated gathered in Memphis recently to develop a new agenda of service as the sorority enters its second century of existence. Dr. Juanita Sims-Doty, South Eastern Regional Director, engaged participants in talks about the sorority's national service program, ESP: Economics, Sisterhood and Programs, and steps that the undergraduate chapters across the region should take to achieve the excellence though scholarship and programs. Crystal Shelton is a 2008 Leadership Fellow and the South Eastern International Undergraduate Activities Chairman (highest ranking undergraduate in the South Eastern Region). 
Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, would like to congratulate the following new members selected for its fall 2008 pledge class: Ryan Badami, Christina Barone, Cedric Brooks, Tommy Brown, Jamesa Evans, Lauren Faith Ferrell, Daniela Gomez, Amber Herbert, Tayannia Kerr, Shadonica Lee, Kanishka Palipane, Tanner Shanks, and Tyler Wingett. For more information about Delta Sigma Pi, please contact dsp@cbu.edu or visit the website.

The CBU Honors Program held its annual Freshman Retreat (pictured above) on September 27-28. This year 34 students traveled to Bolivar, TN to participate in outdoor adventure activities at Victory Ranch. Freshman participants included Joe Alfonso, Larry Anderson, Michael Berry, Kacey Bramlitt, Raegan Cook, Justin Davis, Steven Denton, Colin Elmer, Maverick Ford, Justin Gallagher, Catherine Gluszek, Daniela Gomez, Andrew Greenop, Sarah Hill, Kelly Jeu, Rhett Jordan, Kristin Launius, Andy Naranjo, Caristy Polischeck, Adrienne Renfro, Matt Robinson, Tanner Shanks, D.J. Shauger, Grant Spivey, Matthew Vincent, Kristin Walters, Caroline Watson, Drew Wellman, and Minna Zhao. Honors Council students assisting at the retreat were Burton Bridges, Jenessa Gebers, Catherine Montesi, Dylan Perry, and Keith Wyrick. Also in attendance were faculty members Dr. Tracie Burke and Dr. Mary Ogilvie. For more information visit the CBU Honors Program website.

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

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

It's been a while since we've had an opportunity to hang out and enjoy each other's company, so a group of Lasallians are putting on a meet-and-greet gathering for faculty and staff-- no meetings, no agendas, no work. Just a little libation, cheese and goodies, and a time to JUST BE. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 15, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in 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.

The CBU Bookstore will host a CBU Class Ring Sale on October 27-28, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:00 p.m. each day. Rings will be available starting at $259, and a Jostens representative will be on hand to help you make your selection. Order your ring in Silver Elite® with Platinum and get a $25 iTunes® gift card!

GuluWalk is an international campaign of Athletes for Africa, focused on supporting the abandoned children of northern Uganda. The local effort is affiliated with CBU's Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) program. The 3.2 mile walk will be held Saturday, November 1, beginning at the Riverside Drive parking lot, across from the downtown Visitor's Center. Sign-in begins at 12:30 p.m., and the walk starts at 2:00 p.m. Dogs and strollers are welcome! An after-party at Young Avenue Deli will follow. Register free online. Even if you can’t make the walk or the after-party, you can still show your support by donating online. Contact Lanie Smith ('02) at laniesmith1@gmail.com or Julia Hanebrink ('01) at jhanebri@cbu.edu for more details.

FIRST AMONG LOSERS: The CBU Faculty/Staff Intramural Softball Team came in second place in the Intramural Softball Championship at Tobey Field on October 2, losing to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon team. Left to right (front row): Tom Cochran, Jorge Arana, Bob Moats, Ray Karasek, Dr. Maureen O'Brien, Br. Francisco Martin; (back row) Martin Brock, Dan Wortham, Jack Hargett, Dr. Paul Berk, Mike Butler, Kyle Bone, Dr. Johnny Holmes.


The newly redesigned GoBucsGo.com is up and running, offering Buc fans an improved website and all the latest news and scores from CBU Athletics -- plus live stats and internet broadcasts of games.

The CBU Buccaneer basketball team will conduct the inaugural father/child "Brothers in Hope" basketball clinic at Hope Presbyterian on Saturday, October 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. "Brothers in Hope" is a clinic to help develop the relationship between a father and his children with teaching basketball skills on the court. The clinic is for children in grades 3-8. In addition, the Center of Ethical Leadership will conduct a sportsmanship workshop through the initiative by the NCAA. MORE>>


MEN'S SOCCER (5-5-1, 1-1-0 GSC)
09/23: Bucs 1, Harding University 0 (at Searcy, AR)
09/27: Bucs 1, University of Montevallo 2 (at Signaigo Field)
10/01: Bucs 2, Delta State University 0 (at Cleveland, MS)
10/05: Bucs 1, Lambuth University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN'S SOCCER (6-3-1, 0-1-1 GSC)
09/24: Lady Bucs 8, Trevecca Nazarene University 0 (at Nashville, TN)
09/27: Lady Bucs 3, University of Montevallo 3 (at Signaigo Field; 2OT)
10/01: Lady Bucs 0, Delta State University 1 (at Cleveland, MS)
VOLLEYBALL (15-5, 3-1 GSC)
09/23: Lady Bucs 3, Henderson State University 1 (at Canale Arena)
09/25: Lady Bucs 3, Ouachita Baptist University 1 (at Arkadelphia, AR)
10/02: Lady Bucs 1, Harding University 3 (at Canale Arena)
10/05: Lady Bucs 3, Southern Arkansas University 0 (at Magnolia, AR)
09/27: Rhodes Invitational: The Buccaneers finished 2nd of 12 teams, paced by individual champion Stephen Hill (1st of 100, 26:06). The Lady Bucs finished 11th of 15 teams, led by Kelly Summons (52nd of 106, 22:56).
10/04: Pepperdine Invitational (correction): The Buccaneers finished 1st of 3 Division II teams and 5th overall, led by Stephen Hill (2nd of 89, 24:50.89). The Lady Bucs finished 2nd of 3 Division II teams and 10th overall, led by Kelly Summons (74th of 97, 26:26.38).

10/11: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 3:30 p.m.)
10/11: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 12:30 p.m.)
10/07: Arkansas Tech University (Russellville, AR; 7:00 p.m.)
10/11: University of Arkansas-Monticello (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
10/11: Ted Lloyd Bison Stampede (Searcy, AR; 9:30 a.m.)