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The Beta Beta Beta Bowl-A-Thon for Uganda on November 14 as a huge success this year, attracting a record turnout of 121 bowlers to come to the assistance of the Hope North relocation camp. BBB was able to raise $1,344.96* at the actual event, and while all of the sponsor donations have not yet come in, it is anticipated that the goal of $2,000 will easily be reached. BBB thanks the participating 24 teams: a CBU faculty team, two ZTA teams, three CBU alumni teams, two Engineering teams, two Honors teams, Lynda Miller's team, Dr. Ogilvie's team, a TKE team, three Kappa Sig teams, a Cross Country team, two MHIRT teams, the Yelvington team, a Biology Sophomores team, an MCA team, an SAE team, and a Biology Seniors team. The bowling winners were as follows:
1st Place: Yelvington Team (Phil Yelvington, Jack Hargett, Clinton Yelvington, and Jay Yelvington) with an average of 161.5 points.
2nd Place: Honors Team Guys (Jacky Wong, Joe Alfonso, Justin Gallagher, and Delvin Smith) with an average of 159.6 points.
3rd Place: Cross Country Team (Kyle Smith, Alex Newman, Kristi Prevost, Spencer Ridenour, and Ryan Blankenship) with an average of 121.5 points.
Highest Individual Scorer: Joe Alfonso ('12) with 209 points in one game!

(*That's 2,556,172 Ugandan shillings!)

Dr. David M. Gides (Religion & Philosophy) presented a paper entitled “Bonhoeffer’s Resistance to the State and Luther’s Two Kingdoms Doctrine” at the American Academy of Religion’s 2008 Midwest Regional Conference in Chicago on April 5. On November 3,Dr. Gides presented a paper entitled “Pushing Church Boundaries and Defining the Word: Bonhoeffer’s First American Visit and its Impact on his Church-World Vision and Political Involvement” at the American Academy of Religion’s 2008 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The next day, on November 4, Gides presented a paper entitled “Worldly Christian Spirituality and Politics: The Relationship between Bonhoeffer’s Later-Phase Understanding of the Church-World Relationship and his Forms of Political Involvement” at Unity Institute’s Lyceum 2008 in Unity Village, Missouri. In addition, Dr. Gides has recently spoken at classes at both the Catholic Center of the Diocese of Memphis and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception concerning the Master of Arts in Catholic Studies program.
• The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer center Nick Kohs ('09) as its West Division Player of the Week after the first week of the basketball season.
Kohs averaged 27.0 points and 12.5 rebounds per game as he led the Bucs to a 2-0 week.
Amanda J. Taylor ('09) received a $2,000 Reliability Society Scholarship award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The award is based on IEEE activities, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, letters of evaluation from faculty, and content of courses taken with reliability engineering content. Taylor will be one of three honors engineering students taking a special section of the Compleat Engineer, a course that employs reliability concepts in solving ethical problems. She was instrumental in organizing the 2008 Student-Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) that included a variety of engineering societies and disciplines from CBU, Arkansas State University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee at Martin, and Union University.
The Memphis Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) held its annual student competition at CBU. There were 80 singers from colleges and universities throughout the West Tennessee area. Russell Brandon ('09) captured 2nd place in the Sophomore Men Division, Liz Kellicut ('12) won 2nd place in the Freshman Women Division, Bridget Fowler ('11) took 3rd place in the Freshman Women Division, and CBU alum Teresa Griffith ('88) won the Adult Intermediates. All of these are students of Tommy Gaines (Music), who is also President of the organization and hosted the event. Gaines' private students also won 1st place in the High School Women, High School Men, and Sophomore Women divisions.
•The CBU student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers was runner-up in the International IEEE Student Branch Web Site Contest and received a cash award of $250. The contest is a global event with entries from over 24 countries. The CBU student branch was chosen to represent the southeast United States after winning 1st Place in the Website Competition at SoutheastCon 2008 held in Huntsville, AL on April 3-6, 2008. Yuri de Souza (‘08) and Boris de Souza (‘09) were the lead developers on the website, and Dr. John Ventura (Electrical and Computer Engineering) is the IEEE student advisor.

The CBU Department of Education has received professional accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). CBU joins 622 distinguished, accredited institutions which produce two-thirds of the nation’s new teacher graduates each year. This accreditation exemplifies the academic-intensive education programs offered by CBU that graduate well-qualified teachers ready for today’s classrooms.

CBU CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING: 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 at 12:15 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. The Annual CBU Thanksgiving Lunch will be served on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Call Karen Conway at 321-3536 or Mario Brown at 321-3529 for more information.
PIZZA WITH THE PROFESSOR: OPEN TO THE ENTIRE UNIVERSITY: The CBU Honors Program presents "Pizza with the Professor" with Dr. Rena Durr speaking on “Just How Smart Are Animals?” on Tuesday 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. 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 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.
SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS: The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society will hold a meeting on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Assisi Hall 155 where Dr. Michael Condren will conduct various science demonstrations, including (but not limited to) flame tests, structure of DNA, ferrofluids, and memory metal. The entire campus community is invited to attend. Food and refreshments will be served.

Jennifer Soler-Rodriquez has joined the Graduate & Professional Studies Program in the position of Instructional Designer.

• 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.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, which recently celebrated its 100th year of service to mankind, congratulates its 11 newest members of the CBU Mu Epsilon Chapter (pictured above): Leticia Boyd, Nakia Chambliss, Bridgette Dobbins, Cotina Dotson, Ashley Graham, Ashley Jones, Michelle Malone, Serita Morton, Latisha Massey, Regina Smith, and Robyn Watson. Mu Epsilon will also be commemorating AKA week December 1-7, which will benefit several local organizations.
• The Fall 2008 pledge class of Tau Kappa Epsilon re-landscaped the Brother Tony Pisano Memorial located outside of Rozier Hall on November 16. The bricks surrounding the memorial were relaid and new plants and soil were added. This is done every fall by the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon to commemorate the life and great service that Brother Tony shared with the Pi-Epsilon chapter.

SGA Executive Council Meetings:
• Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Senate Chambers.
Senate Full Body Meetings:
• 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: 5:00 p.m. in Cooper-Wilson 2nd Floor; remaining dates TBD
• Meetings for the Education Committee are unscheduled at this point.

The Brothers’ Community and the President cordially invite the CBU faculty and staff to the annual Christmas Celebration at the Brothers' home in Lambert Hall on Saturday, December 13, at 7:00-9:00 p.m. RSVP to the Holiday Hotline at 321-3082 or and please include the number of guests who will be attending.

The Center for Ethical Leadership will present a free public forum on Ethics in Question: The Future of Mortgage Lending” on December 3, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Panelists for this discussion of mortgage lending and property values in the Mid-South include Elizabeth Robinson, senior vice president and counsel for First Horizon; H. Michael Wiegart, vice president of Renasant Bank and president of the Mortgage Bankers Association; Desi Franklin, attorney with Baker Donelson Bearman; Sapha Raj, of the Memphis Fair Housing Center; and Mike Sadler, executive pastor of Hope Presbyterian Church. Joe Birch, news anchor of WMC-TV, will moderate. Seating is limited. Please reserve a space by calling (901) 321-4216 or email

Please bring shoes to the drop-off centers in each of the Schools – Arts, Business, Engineering, and Science. Shoes will be sent to those throughout the Caribbean Islands, Central America, the Gulf Coast, and our own Memphis area homeless shelters.

• "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.
• "Olvidas," the senior exhibition of paintings by Hayley R. Gil (’09), will be on display in Kenrick Hall Studio B, December 5 - January 9. An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 5, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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.

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.


11/22: NCAA Division II National Championship (at Slippery Rock, PA): Stephen Hill finished 63rd of 134 runners, with a time of 32:40 in the 10K race
11/17: Bucs 76, Mid-Continent University 62 (at Canale Arena)
11/21: Bucs 87, University of Cincinnati-Clermont 53 (at Highland Heights, KY)
11/22: Bucs 62, Olivet Nazarene University 64 (at Highland Heights, KY)
11/18: Lady Bucs 68, Mid-Continent University 48 (at Canale Arena)
11/21: Lady Bucs 64, Drury University 82 (at Springfield, MO)
11/22: Lady Bucs 58, Kentucky Wesleyan College 63 (at Springfield, MO)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (through December 7)
11/25: Williams Baptist College (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
11/29: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 12:00 p.m.)
12/03: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/06: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 7:00 p.m.)
11/30: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)
12/06: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 5:00 p.m.)