Snow Day Jan. 29, 2010
SNOW DAY! While most of you were probably sorely disappointed that CBU closed on Friday due to ice and snow, some members of the community made the best of their forced time off from class to have a little fun in the wintry weather. Pictured above are (front row, l-r): Catherine Montesi, Kristi Prevost, Wes Hall, and Richard Boyette; (back row, l-r): Jayme McKeever, Kevin Boes, Greg Carrico, Ryan Nicolini, Anthony Lawrence, Amanda Fitzgerald, and Angela Toomer.
Do you have CBU snow pictures from this past weekend? Email them to the Connection and we'll put together an album on the CBU Facebook page.


According to our records, 400+ members of the CBU Community received advance notice of the school closure last Friday through the CBU mass notification system through a combination of phone, text, and/or email messages. If you'd like to receive future notice of weather closings or other warnings regarding situations that affect the safety of CBU students and personnel, you can sign up online. Registration (or updating your information) is simple and straightforward. Simply visit the Registration Page and follow the instructions.
The Homecoming Game between CBU and Arkansas Tech
that was cancelled due to weather on Saturday has been rescheduled for today (Monday, February 1)! The Lady Bucs play the Golden Suns at 5:00 p.m., and the Bucs play the Wonder Boys at 7:00 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be presented during halftime of the men's game. Please stay tuned for further info on a new date for the Homecoming Dance!


CASTINGS DEADLINE: Monday, February 1, is the deadline for the Castings competition. Castings is the literary journal that publishes the art, poetry, and prose of CBU students. Please send your digital photography, fine art (as JPGs), poetry, or fiction to Dr. Karen Golightly at Midnight tonight is the deadline! Prize money for first, second, third place in each of the four categories! More info here. >>>
INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL: Team Basketball Intramural games will start February 1 and run through the whole month, ending with a tournament. The games will be played 6:00-9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and all players are required to wear non-marking shoes. If you have any questions, contact Brittney Plowman at Let's get Buc Wild and play some basketball!
• Put on your creative hats! Deadline to enter the African-American Inventions Contest is Monday, February 1. All you have to do is submit an invention by an African-American inventor. You can do this individually or as a group. First place will receive $75, second $50, and third $25 Faculty, staff and students can submit entries. Entries will be exhibited and judged on Thursday, February 11. Please contact Karen Conway-Barnett at for entry details.
Dr. Ben Jordan (History) will present “Black or African-American: A History of Names and Where We are Today" on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The presentation, co-sponsored by the School of Arts, will feature songs, dramatic readings, and poems from members of the CBU community.
• Thursday will be Soul Food Day in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Nubian Dance Troupe will perform at 12:30 p.m.
CBU TRIVIA NIGHT: CBU will hold Alumni Trivia Night on Friday, February 5, in Alfonso Dining Hall. CBU’s own world-renowned quizmaster Brother Ignatius Brown will emcee. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and competition begins at 7:30 p.m. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening, and prizes will be awarded for all members of first and second place teams. Teams can pre-register before February 3 for $15 per person. After February 3, registration is $20 per person. All proceeds benefit the National Alumni Association Scholarship fund. For more information and online registration, visit or call 321-3270.


Buccaneer forward Zack Warner (Business Administration '11) has been named Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the period ending January 27. Warner scored 20.0 ppg with 5.5 apg and 4.0 rpg for the week as the Bucs won games against Harding and Henderson State.

The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta would love to congratulate their 25 members on the Fall 2009 Dean's List: Shilpa Appurubugatha, Kaylea Brewer, Sarah Brown, Brittly Butler, Samantha DeVilbiss, Mary Jane Dickey, Lauren Douglass, Jessica Dunn, Miaya Gannam, Rachel Haag, Lauren Howle, Rebecca Johann, Kara Jones, Jayme McKeever, Caroline Mitchell, Kaci Murley, Dana Pabalate, Kristi Prevost, Erin Scherer, Caroline Shauger, Jenny Terbrock, Angela Toomer, Cameron Volpe, Jessie Wortham, and Minna Zhao.


COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, in the University Theater. Faculty and staff, please show up at 12:30 for snacks and conversation in the lobby. Conversation with Dr. Smarrelli will begin afterward in the theater to discuss matters of relevance in an informal setting. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss topics large and small so that together we can move CBU to greater levels of excellence.
REGISTRATION & WITHDRAWAL: Registration reopens Monday, February 8, for the 2nd 8-week Spring Term of classes. The last day to withdraw from the 1st 8-week Spring Term course is Friday, February 12.
LASALLIAN VOLUNTEER & LANCE INFORMATION NIGHT: An information night for seniors interested in learning more about Lasallian Volunteers and the Lasallian Association of New Catholic Educators (LANCE) programs will be held Monday, February 8. The evening will begin with Mass at 5:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, followed by a Social & Dinner with the Brothers at 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Lambert Hall. A Presentation of the Programs will take place at 6:45-7:45 p.m. in Stritch Lounge. The Lasallian Volunteers and LANCE programs take place after graduation. Please RSVP to Br. Rob by Thursday, February 4, at or (901) 321-3509.
BOOKSTORE INVENTORY: The CBU Bookstore will conduct its yearly inventory on Thursday, February 11. The Bookstore will be closed in the morning but should open by noon.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS: The African-American Inventions Exhibit, featuring presentations of inventions from the CBU community will be presented on Thursday, February 11, in Sabbatini Lounge, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Benjamin Head, Instruction Librarian at Plough Library, will facilitate a Brown Bag Luncheon on the topic of "Where Are We? Progress of the Civil Rights Movement" in conjunction with the exhibit.
A VALENTINE'S FORUM YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS! "I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again: The Nature of Human Emotions, First Love, and Surviving a Break-up" will be presented by Dr. Rena Durr, CBU professor of Behavioral Sciences, on Tuesday, February 16, in Spain Auditorium, 1:00–2:00 p.m. The campus is invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Center at 321-3527.
PLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS: The Office of Admissions cordially invites all faculty and staff members to participate in the Plough Scholarship interview process scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Plough Scholarship is a full-tuition four-year scholarship offered to two incoming freshmen each year based on high academic standing, strong extracurricular involvement, and leadership abilities. Please consider participating in the interview process this year. For more information or to sign up to assist, please contact Darryl A. Causey, Plough Scholarship Chair, at 321-3210 or


Mary C. Sobczyk, mother of Brother Stan Sobczyk (former president of CBU), passed away on January 24 at age 89 in Omaha, NE. Mrs. Sobczyk is the widow of John E. Sobczyk, who passed away in September 2009. She is survived by her children, Br. Stan, Lucille Ratcliff, and Jim Sobczyk; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Please keep the Sobczyk family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Brother Stan at P.O. Box 3444, Moraga, CA 94575. An online guestbook is available through February 25.