Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting
CBU COMMUNITY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION & TREE LIGHTING
Thursday, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Buckman Quadrangle
Get in the spirit of the season with the entire CBU community! Join us for music, a holiday meal, the tree lighting, a special visit from Santa, and much, much more! This event is FREE to all, but we must have catering counts so please reply now to rsvp@cbu.edu or call the holiday hotline at (901) 321-3082.


KUDOS

The TN Theta chapter of Alpha Chi at CBU will receive a Star Chapter Award in March at the National convention in Little Rock. This is the second time in the past 15 years Alpha Chi at CBU has received this honor. In order to be considered for this award the chapter must do the following: A sponsor and a student must attend the annual convention and have at least one student presentation, submit at least one application for an Alpha Chi scholarship, perform a service project, have an induction of new members, and have a scholarly event. For further information, contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu.
Michael Antone (Biology '09) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry.
Dr. Frank Buscher (Academics) raised well over $1,000 to run as a St. Jude Hero in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon on December 5. He also finished the Memphis Runners Track Club’s 2009 Road Race Series — 5k, 5 miles, 10k, 10 miles, 13.1 miles — in 4:09:51 (6:41 mile average).
Anthony Maranise (Religion & Philosophy '11) published his article, "The Things We Take For Granted," in the November 12 issue of the West Tennessee Catholic diocesan newspaper. His article, which highlights a
recent spiritual journey, can be read online here.
Lady Buc soccer defender Roma Rozanska ('12) was named to the All-Gulf South Conference Tournament team by the tournament's coaches.
• Buccaneer basketball forward Zack Warner ('12) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the period ending November 24, after averaging 24.5 points per game last week at the John L. Griffin/Lions Club Classic at Northern Kentucky University.
Dr. Ann Marie Wranovix (Literature & Languages) received the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award at the Huether Workshop Dinner on November 20 in Cincinnati. She was among 6-8 awardees from across the country, 1-2 from each of the Brothers' Provinces in the U.S.
Two CBU soccer Buccaneers have been voted to the NCAA Division II Daktronics All-South Region Team by the region's Sports Information Directors. Robert Mingo ('10) was named Second-Team All-Region at defender, while Zach Tubinis ('10) earned a spot as a Second-Team All-Region forward. Mingo has also been voted to the All-Gulf South Conference Tournament Team by the tournament's coaches.
Kudos to the following members of the CBU community for taking time to visit Fairview or Middle College on November 12 to serve as jurors for the MCS “Exhibition of Student Work” day. The support was amazing — we had 34 CBU community members visit the neighboring schools. Their commitment to serving others truly represented our Lasallian values in action: Sam Alperin, Brother Louis Althaus, Brother Ken Arnold, Kären Brandon, Brother Ignatius Brown, Tracie Burke, Kenya Clark, Linda Dunlap, Emily Forsdick, Hermie Duncan, Scott Geis, Mathew Hamner, Melissa Hanson, Rebecca Harrington, Ray Karasek, Karl Leib, Aimee Lewis, Brother Francisco Martin, Teri Mason, Andrew Morgret, Brother Terence McLaughlin, Tonie McMurray, Bob Moats, Ric Potts, Randel Price, Brother Michael Schmelzer, La Tonia Valentine, Brother Rob Veselsky, James Wallace, Arthur Yanushka, and Talana Vogel.

WELCOME TO CBU
Everett Smith
has joined the Office of Admissions Team as part-time Admissions Counselor. Everett received his Master of Science in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Memphis. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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MAKE UP DAY FOR YEARBOOK PHOTOS: Last chance to get your yearbook photos taken! Don't miss the opportunity to get this free head shot from a professional photographer! Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sabbatini Lounge.
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MEDLEYS OF CHRISTMAS: The CBU Fall Concert series continues Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater with "Medleys of Christmas" featuring the CB Singers. This concert is a collage of Christmas medleys sure to entertain you and warm your heart for the holiday season. Admission is free and open to the public.
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PRE-FINALS CELEBRATION WEEK: The Psychology Club presents Pre-Finals Celebration Week! On Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m. in Buckman 357, Dr. Bev Pray will be speaking about positive psychology. Now is as good a time as ever, with the holidays approaching, to take on a positive outlook on life. Refreshments will be provided. On Wednesday, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 153, there will be a social gathering with popcorn, snacks, and Christmas-themed activities. On Thursday, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph 10, the Psychology Club will present its Christmas party—food will be provided. At 5:00 p.m., the club will have a party for night students and anyone else who can’t make it during the day. Everyone is welcome at all events!
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AKA WEEK: The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is conducting AKA Week this week, through Saturday. The remaining events include:
• Tuesday: Real Chance of Awareness Part I (Alfonso Dining Hall; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
• Tuesday: Real Chance of Awareness Part II: Pretty and Protected Health Forum (Spain Auditorium; 6:00-9:00 p.m.)
• Wednesday: Peanut Butter & Jelly Time with Brother Rob (Alfonso Dining Hall; 3:00p.m.)
• Wednesday: AKA Twister: Survivor Edition (Alfonso Dining Hall (7:00-9:30p.m.)
• Thursday: Project Runway: A Pink Carpet Affair (Canale Arena Sky Box; cocktail attire; 7:00-10:00 p.m.)
• Friday: NPHC Christmas Party (Rhodes College Ballroom—There will be a big surprise from Santa!!!—9:00 p.m.-until)
• Saturday: The 1908 Amazing Race (Swashbuckler; 9:00-11:00 a.m.)
• Saturday: Bon Appétit Dinner with the AKAs (The Spaghetti Warehouse; 6:30-9:30 p.m.)
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CONSUMER PACKAGING SEMINAR: All are invited to a Consumer Packaging Seminar on Friday, 2:00-2:50 p.m., in Nolan 241. This seminar will be given by Mike Tune, Director of Packaging Science & Technology at Schering-Plough. Mr. Tune is also a member of the CBU Packaging Advisory Group. For more information, please contact Dr. Pong Malasri, Packaging Activities Coordinator, at pong@cbu.edu.

NEWS FROM THE REGISTRAR

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Fall Online Course Evaluations are Open
Fall Full term and 2nd 8 week term course evaluations are currently open but will close on December 13. Don't wait! Students who complete ALL of their course evaluations are entered in a drawing for one of several great prizes. Just ask Rachel Webb who won a $50 gift certificate or Torrance Taylor who won a Garmin GPS. Click here to be taken directly to the evaluation site. Complete ALL your evaluations now and you just might be a winner!
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Are you Near Graduation?
If you plan on finishing your degree in December 2009, May 2010, or August 2010, you must file your "Intent to Graduate" at this link >>
You must file in order to graduate. Students wishing to walk in the May 2010 commencement ceremony should file by December 1 to avoid a late fee.
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The Fall Final Exam schedules for Day Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies are posted on the Web.

GOOD NEWS STUDY ABROAD

Spanish research class in English now available for 1, 2, or 3 hours credit. Trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Uruguay required over spring break. PRICE is $2200 including airfare. If you have no need for any of the classes offered — Economics, Global Studies, or Spanish — but just want to visit the "Paris of the Americas," you can still join us. Bring a family member or a friend for a trip to the summer climate and away from the cold March wind. REMEMBER: A $600 nonrefundable deposit MUST be received in the Business Office by Thursday, December 3, to hold your airline seat at the group price. Contact emathis@cbu.edu for more information.