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For the first time in decades, CBU was in attendance at the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL), held November 13-16 in Nashville. TISL is a state-supported entity that provides students with an education about Tennessee state government and a channel to express their opinions on state issues. The CBU delegation included (l-r) John Legge, Burton Bridges (newly elected Commerce committee officer of TISL), Samantha Almanza, Sarah Brown, and Kenneth Latta. Not pictured is Caroline Watson.
   The members of the CBU delegation were praised by universities across the state for their diligence, enthusiasm, and active participation at the general assembly. The CBU delegation was officially recognized as the "Best New Delegation" by the 39th General Assembly of the TISL. Special recognition goes to the various members who represented CBU in such a positive manner: John Legge was recognized as "Best New Representative," and Burton Bridges was presented with the Carlisle Award and recognized as "Best New Senator."

The President has scheduled a Faculty/Staff Town Hall meeting on Thursday, November 20, 12:45-1:15 p.m. in the University Theater. Faculty and staff are required to attend.

Dr. Paul Haught and Dr. Burt Fulmer (Religion and Philosophy) were panelists in a workshop on "Church Community and Environmental Justice" at the Sierra Club 2008 Environmental Justice Annual Conference, "Surviving & Thriving Now & Into the Future," on November 8. Haught gave a presentation on the human rights strategy in environmental justice advocacy. Fulmer discussed the role of Christian ethics in developing the churches’ response to environmental injustice.
• Two CBU Lady Bucs were named to the All-Gulf South Conference Tournament Team after No. 2 West Florida won the GSC championship. Sophomore midfielder Elin Svavarsdottir and freshman goalkeeper Libby Hake were voted to the All-Tournament Team.
• Two CBU Buccaneers were voted to the All-Gulf South Conference Tournament Team after West Florida's win in the championship match of the tournament. Senior forward Rasaq Kuteyi and junior defender Robert Mingo were among the eleven players voted to the squad.
• Gulf South Conference West Division volleyball coaches voted three Lady Bucs to the All-GSC West Team. Aubrey Pancratz was voted First-Team All-GSC West, while Jenna Cherry and Hanna Orendorff won Second-Team honors. The Lady Bucs' three selections were the most since 2002. The Lady Bucs finished the season with their best record since joining the GSC.

HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK: The newly formed Justice League at CBU would like to invite all students, staff, and faculty to participate in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The Justice League has organized several activities throughout the week to increase awareness:
   • Monday: Movie Night at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
   • Tuesday: Hunger Luncheon at 12:15 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center, with Panel Discussion
   • Wednesday: Making peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for the homeless at 3:30 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall, followed 24 hours of homelessness on campus in the Buckman Quad
   • Thursday: Visit the Manna House Soup Kitchen or St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
For more information, contact Jorge Arana at 321-3528 or
LEADING WITH COURAGE WORKSHOP: Do you have the courage to stand up for an injustice? Do you have the courage to take responsibility for your mistakes? Do your employees respect you based upon the courage you exhibit? Do you have the courage to live out your values? The Center for Ethical Leadership is offering a free "Leading with Courage Workshop" on November 18 in Sabbatini Lounge, 4:00 -5:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Call 321-4216 for more information.
SEIDMAN LECTURE: CLOSING THE GAP IN K-12 EDUCATION: Patricia Davenport, co-author of Closing the Achievement Gap - No Excuses, will be the keynote speaker at the Fall 2008 M.L. Seidman Lecture Series on Thursday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, speaking on the topic "Closing the Achievement Gap in K-12 Education." Davenport, a private educational consultant, provides services for school districts across the nation to support their efforts to achieve systemic change. Through instructional process and design training, data disaggregation and implementation of Baldridge and other quality tools, she assists them in attaining improvements throughout the school district. The lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to RSVP, call the Advancement Office at 321-3270 or email More>

The Student Government Association Executive Board will be hosting an All SGA Meeting this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. It is basically an informative meeting on the activities going on with the Student Government from programming to Senate committees to financial updates. If you have any questions or concerns about how things are going this year, this is your opportunity to let your voice be heard! Everyone is invited.
SGA Executive Council Meetings:
• Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Senate Chambers.
Senate Full Body Meetings:
• Monday, November 17, at 5:00 p.m. in the Senate Chambers
• Monday, December 1, at 5:00 p.m. in the Senate Chambers
Senate Committee Meetings:
• Student Life Committee: Monday, November 24 & December 8, at 5:00 p.m. in the Senate Chambers
• Campus Improvement Committee: Monday, November 24 & December 8, at 5:00 p.m. in Cooper-Wilson 3rd Floor
• Internal Affairs Committee: Thursday, November 13 (remaining dates TBD), at 5:00 p.m. in Cooper-Wilson 2nd Floor
• Meetings for the Education Committee are unscheduled at this point.

Come to a brief informational meeting on Tuesday, November 18, to find out about courses, sights, costs, and more. The meeting will be held in Buckman 104, 12:30-1:00 p.m. You can also sign up to get on the list to receive updates on study abroad. You must register for spring classes for the following study opportunities. Payments are incremental, further classes TBA, no prerequisites.
Guadalajara, Mexico: A teeming business and cultural center for Spring Break in the sun. Field studies directed by CBU faculty. Courses offered include MKT 460 Field Studies in International Business.
France in Early May: See the sights of Paris in the spring and live in a city hotel in Paris and French student housing 30 kms. outside of the city in the vibrant college/university district of Cergy. See how French students live and study. Courses offered include GS 300/FR 380: Special Topics: French Culture and Lifestyles and ECON 346: The Global Economy, France, and Sustainable Development.
Barcelona, Spain: Spend a semester in one of the world's most fascinating cities with classes taught in English. All aid and scholarships apply.

Chegieta Chantale Austin, a junior Applied Psychology major in the Professional Studies program, passed away on November 10 after a long battle with lupus. She leaves her husband, Willis D. Drinkard Jr; one daughter, Destiny Garrett; and two sons, Tamar Austin and Jari Head. An online guest book is available at through December 14 for condolences. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

• Continued prayers are requested from the CBU community for the recovery of Leisl Becker, daughter of Dr. Leigh Becker (Mathematics) and Lynne Marie Becker ('86), who was in a serious automobile accident in August and is now at the Centre for Neuro Skills in Irving, TX. You can visit for updates on her progress and to leave messages.
• Continued prayers are requested from the CBU community for the recovery of Mike Owens (Class of '82 and former Director of Admissions), who suffered a brain aneurysm on October 4. Mike's wife, Kelli, also worked at CBU in the late 1980s, as director of the CBU Evening Program. A website has been set up at for updates on his progress and for friends to leave messages.

Get involved with Memphis City Schools -- MCS is currently seeking college students to serve as tutors for the Memphis Literacy Corps program. Elementary students will be paired with local college students for 10 weeks of intensive, individualized tutoring prior to the administration of the TCAP test. Tutors will be paid $10 per hour and receive paid training prior to the start of the program. For more information, click here or call (901) 416-5732.

CBU will celebrate Thanksgiving with several events this year. A Brown Bag Luncheon on the topic of "The Reality of Thanksgiving: Why Should Native Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving?" will be presented by Mr. Cubert Bell, assistant director of the Chucalissa Museum, on Monday, November 24, at 12:15 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. The Annual CBU Thanksgiving Lunch will be served on Tuesday, November 25, at 12:15 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Call Karen Conway at 321-3536 or Mario Brown at 321-3529 for more information.

• The ITS Help Desk and Computer Center will be open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and closed November 27-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The 24-hour Lab will be open and available for use with a CBU ID card.
Plough Library will be open 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and closed November 27-30 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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The CBU Honors Program will present "Pizza with the Professor" with Dr. Rena Durr speaking on “Just How Smart Are Animals?” on Tuesday, November 25, at 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium (pizza at 12:30, lecture at 12:45). Dr. Durr will describe the latest research in the field of animal cognition that will amaze and astound you with the evidence that animals are not only intelligent problem solvers, but that they plan, make decisions, and even pretend, invent, and use deception. Not only do a huge variety of animals think, but there is also clear evidence that they experience deep attachments and a wide range of emotions from love to jealousy and guilt.
   Come hear what we have learned about animals by simply paying serious attention to their behavior. This presentation is open to the entire campus -- students, faculty, and staff.
   If you would like pizza, please rsvp to Dr. Tracie Burke at by Monday, November 24, at 3:00 p.m. Be sure to note, however, that this is the same day as the CBU Thanksgiving lunch, so feel free to eat in the cafeteria and then hurry on over to hear Dr. Durr's talk at 12:45.

• "Hindsight 20/20," and exhibition of ceramic work by Bryan Blankenship is on display in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery (on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library) through December 4. More information>> "Parallel Worlds," a collection of contemporary paintings by Rollin Kocsis, is exhibited in the foyer of the gallery.
Paintings by Jana Broussard Travis (Chair, Fine Arts & Speech) are featured along with glass works by Lana Chu in an exhibition entitled "Fusion of Dimension" at the Levy Gallery in the lobby of the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center (St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Perkins Extended at Walnut Grove) through December 18.

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. Order your license plate 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.


VOLLEYBALL (25-10, 8-5 GSC)
11/14: Lady Bucs 0, University of North Alabama 3 (GSC Tournament; at Pensacola, FL)
11/15: Bucs 72, LeMoyne-Owen College 70 (at Canale Arena)
11/15: Lady Bucs 77, LeMoyne-Owen College 70 (at Canale Arena)

11/22: NCAA Division II National Championship (Slippery Rock, PA)
11/17: Mid-Continent University (Canale Arena: 7:00 p.m.)
11/21: University of Cincinnati-Clermont (Highland Heights, KY; 4:30 p.m.)
11/22: Olivet Nazarene University (Highland Heights, KY; 4:30 p.m.)
11/18: Mid-Continent University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
11/21: Drury University (Springfield, MO; 6:00 p.m.)
11/22: Kentucky Wesleyan College (Springfield, MO; 2:00 p.m.)