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Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., President of CBU (at right above), met last week with Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent of Memphis City Schools, to reaffirm the partnership between CBU and Middle College High School.


Briget Murphy TurkeyBriget Murphy (formerly ITS) had one of her photographs (at left) published in the 7th edition of Fodor's Turkey (Fodor's/Random House, 2009). For a better look, pick up and copy and turn to page 81.
Anmol Khan (Biomedical Science '10) presented a selected poster at the Pediatric Research Day symposium at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center on September 23. The topic of the poster was "Cystic Fibrosis: Defining a Novel and Rare Mutant 5549NCFTR."
Brother Kevin Ryan (Physics) was a member of the winning "Super Seniors" team at the State Tennis Tournament in Knoxville on September 18-20 . They were the only team from Memphis to win at the tournament and now advance to the Sectional Tournament in Birmingham, AL in March. Brother Kevin, who played doubles, won his matches 3-0 with two tie breakers.
Buccaneer forward Zach Tubinis (Business Administration '10) was named Men's Soccer Player of the Week by the Gulf South Conference for the period ending September 15.
Congratulations to CBU's winners of the Memphis Business Journal's "Top Forty Under 40" for 2009:
Chris Kelley (Barret School of Banking, MBA '06)
Andrew Prislovsky (Advancement)
Brian Thompson (Civil Engineering '97, Versatile Technology Group)
Dr. Kia Young Tate (Education/Adjunct, STAR Academy)
The 2009 class of MBJ’s "Top Forty Under 40" will be honored at a luncheon on November 13 at noon at the Hilton Memphis. This year’s awards are sponsored by CBU.


HYPNOPALOOZA — COME AND BE MESMERIZED: Rich Aimes, a board-certified hypnotist, will perform his hilarious combination of mentalism and hypnotism in a free show Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.  A trained stage and commercial actor, he has appeared on all three US networks, numerous dinner theater productions, and NHK Japanese television. Free and sponsored by the CBU Office of Student Activities. More info at www.richaimes.com.
Dr. Linda Pifer, a professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Services at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, will be on campus Tuesday, 1:00-1:50 p.m. in the University Theater to share her research and slide presentation on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Pifer is widely known as an expert on the transmission and effects of the AIDS virus. The campus is invited to join the freshman class and the peer counselors for Dr. Pifer’s outstanding presentation.
FUTURE OF CATHOLIC FAITH: Dr. Peter Steinfels, director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, will present a lecture entitled "The Future of Catholic Faith: Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century" on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Steinfels is the author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America. He is the former senior religion correspondent of The New York Times, where he continues to write a biweekly column on religion and ethics. This lecture is free and open to the public. More info>>
CONSTITUTION DAY FORUM: CBU will celebrate Constitution Day on Wednesday with a public seminar on the topic of "Religion and the Constitution" in St. Joseph Hall, Room 10, at 6:30 p.m. A roundtable panel of CBU faculty will discuss this issue in an open forum with audience questions strongly encouraged. Everyone is welcome. The panel consists of Dr. David Dault (Religion & Philosophy), Dr. J. Burton Fulmer (Religion & Philosophy), and Dr. Ben Jordan (History & Political Science). The panel will be chaired by Dr. Karl Leib (History & Political Science).
LAW SCHOOL INFO SESSION: Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean for Law Admissions, Recruiting & Scholarship at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, will be on hand Thursday in Spain Auditorium, 12:30-1:30 p.m., to answer questions about the University of Memphis Law School, the law school admissions process, and how to prepare for law school. All those interested in law school are invited. The format is informal: come when you can and for as long as you can. Even if you are not planning to apply to the University of Memphis, students interested in law school are encouraged attend, for the application process is the same wherever you apply.
PACKAGING SEMINAR: Want to learn more about packaging? Come to Nolan 241 on Friday, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Mr. Larry Rutledge, retired FedEx Packaging Manager, will give a talk on "distribution packaging." Currently, Mr. Rutledge serves on the CBU Packaging Advisory Group and as CBU Packaging Lab Consultant. You will be surprised to learn that packaging is more than just putting things in a box and sealing it. For more information about the seminar, please contact Dr. Pong Malasri at pong@cbu.edu.
ACE FOR THE CURE: The Iota Xi Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha invites the CBU community to join them and the Lady Bucs in promoting breast cancer awareness and education on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. As the finale of ZTA's Think Pink Week awareness campaign, they will be throwing raffles, playing games, and handing out Pink Breast Cancer ribbons during the Lady Bucs' volleyball match against Southern Arkansas — including the raffle of a PINK volleyball.


health fairCBU's Fall Health Fair will be held on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. There will be free information about current health topics, neck and shoulder massages, product samples, body fat percentage and fitness assessments, Body Mass Index (BMI) screening, chiropractic screens, and lots of fun! Please plan to visit each of these participants who have donated their time to share their services with the CBU campus. The Shot Nurse will have blood pressure checks (free), and immunizations, vitamin B12 shots, and TB screening available (fee charged).
Fall 2009 Health Fair Participants include: (Buckman Quad) BeautiControl Spa Escapes, Diocese of Memphis Natural Family Planning, Power Life Fitness, Friends for Life, Hannah’s Hope, Lakeside Behavioral Health System, Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center, Mid-South Transplant Foundation, National Marrow Donor Program, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Walgreens, Weight Watchers, US Dream Academy, Whole Foods Market, Alcoholics Anonymous, Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, Costco, Smoothie King, YMCA Fogelman Downtown, Zeta Tau Alpha (Breast Cancer Awareness and Education), CBU Campus Ministry, CBU Counseling Center, CBU Health Resources, and CBU Campus Safety; (Thomas Center Conference Room) Baptist Health Services Group, Massage Works, Life Choices, The Shot Nurse, Primary Care Chiropractic

Because of the Health Fair, Health Resources will only be open for Nurse Practitioner hours on Wednesday from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m.

Seasonal influenza vaccines are now available in Health Resources.
The cost is $15, cash or check payable to CBU. Vaccines will be given from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. This vaccine is for seasonal strains of influenza, and does not prevent H1N1 (Swine) Influenza. Please call Brenda Hill at 321-3260 if you would like more information or would like to arrange an appointment time.