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The Epsilon Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi
was awarded the Most Improved Collegiate Chapter Award out of the 194 active collegiate chapters of the national professional business fraternity. Epsilon Psi also received the award on the regional and provincial levels. The award is presented on an annual basis to the chapter of Delta Sigma Pi that exhibits the greatest degree of improvement in its general operations, professional programs, and membership support as compared to the prior academic year. Epsilon Psi was also recognized with the Outstanding Service Award for the Mid-South Region. This award is presented on an annual basis to the chapter that plans and implements the most effective and comprehensive program of service to others. Members of Epsilon Psi are pictured abiove with the awards (front row l-r):
R.B. Buen, Simone Lampkin, Rebecca Horton, Shermeen Hossain, Jenny Terbrock, Burton Bridges, Jasmine Perkins, Khushi Shastri, Teresa Ung, Kimberly Ho, Kelly Nguyen, and Chelsea Pesce; (back row l-r): Lawrence McDaniel, Brandi Mayhan, Paul Johnson, Abe Villarreal, Roy Wells, Dillon Beard, Kristen Bramlitt, Kate Miller, Hayley Gil, and David Avanzi.

Dr. Marius Carriere (Dean, School of Arts) recently attended the Southern Historical Association Convention in New Orleans. Dr. Carriere's essay on "St. Patrick's Catholic Church" recently appeared in the online edition of the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Dr. Carriere is the author of three other essays in the online and hard copy editions of the Tennessee Encyclopedia.
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) co-authored a poster presentation on "Central neuronal cell groups involved in parasympathetic regulation of choroidal blood flow in the eye via the pterygopalatine ganglion and their interconnections" at the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC on November 14. This is an international meeting and more than 31,000 scientists were in attendance.

ETHICS IN QUESTION: THE FUTURE OF MORTGAGE LENDING: The Center for Ethical Leadership will present a free public forum on Ethics in Question: The Future of Mortgage Lending” on Wednesday 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
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: The Student Government Association will host the annual CBU Christmas Tree Lighting this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad. The Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees will be in attendance, and the CB Singers will be performing for all. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available as well. Come out to celebrate the beginning of this wonderful holiday season.
SENIOR EXHIBITION OPENING: "Olvidas," the senior exhibition of paintings by Hayley R. Gil (’09), will open with a public reception on Friday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., in Kenrick Hall Studio B. The exhibit will remain on display through January 9.
AN EVENING OF RECITAL: The students of Tommy Gaines and Sharon Momany will present an evening of voice and piano on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free to CBU students, faculty and staff unless otherwise specified. Tickets will be sold at the door and seating is open. For additional information, please contact Tommy Gaines at

Meetings on campus with Candidate 1 on December 3 and with Candidate 2 on December 8 will observe the following schedule:

• 8:00-9:00 AM: Members of the Board of Trustees (Nelson Boardroom)
• 9:00-10:00: President's Cabinet (Board Room)
• 10:00-11:00: Academic Deans & Patrick Wilson (Boardroom)
• 11:00-11:45: Academic VP, SACS information (Dr. Frank Buscher's office)
• 12:00-1:15 PM: Lunch at Lambert Hall (Meeting with the Brothers)
• 1:20-2:30: Faculty (Spain Auditorium)
• 2:30-2:45: Break
• 2:45-3:20: Non Academic Deans & Directors (Spain Auditorium)
• 3:30-4:00: Staff (Spain Auditorium)
• 4:05-4:45: Student Leaders & Alumni Board (Sabbatini Lounge)

At the suggestion of the consultant, CVs will be sent out electronically to all faculty and staff the day before each meeting. The President Search Committee is requesting that faculty and staff members complete an evaluation form on each candidate. Forms will be available at each meeting and are to be turned in to the President's office.

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, December 8, at 5:00 p.m. in the Senate Chambers
• Campus Improvement Committee: Monday, 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.

As we prepare for Christmas, for those who would like and who have the time, there will be prayer at noon each day in St. Joseph Chapel in Barry Hall. Everyone is welcome.
• Monday: Rosary
• Tuesday: Gospel Reflection
• Wednesday: Rosary
• Thursday: Gospel Reflection
• Friday: Gospel Reflection for Sunday


The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta would like to thank everyone who participated in their fundraiser for the Target House, a long-term housing facility for patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Thanks to your support, AXiD was able to raise $6,000 to buy toys from the Target House Wish List.

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.

Psychology students will present their research on December 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m., in Assisi Hall 153. All are welcome to attend.

• "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) closes Thursday. 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.


11/25: Bucs 99, Williams Baptist College 61 (at Canale Arena)
11/29: Bucs 67, University of West Georgia 56 (at Carrollton, GA)
11/30: Lady Bucs 55, University of North Alabama 69 (at Florence, AL)

12/03: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/06: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 7:00 p.m.)
12/06: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 5:00 p.m.)