Trivia Winners February 2010
The publicity for the February 5 Alumni Trivia Night claimed that "Brother Ignatius is back and badder than ever" — but the team pictured above stood up to the challenge and proved victorious: (ladies in the front row, l-r) Elisa Marus (Communications & Marketing), Anna Lee Gaia, Denise Garibaldi Reber ('82), Lisa Connable Luttmann ('82), (gentlemen in the second row l-r) Andy Gaia, Ramon Marus ('81), Mark Luttmann ('82); Jim Reber ('82); and (back row) Brother Ignatius Brown (Quizmaster). The contest drew 150 players in 20 teams, and more than $2,300 was raised for the National Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. (PHOTO BY STEPHEN KIRKPATRICK)


The SGA Homecoming Dance has been rescheduled for Friday, February 19! Buses will begin shuttling from Central Lot at 8:45 p.m. on Friday. If you have already bought a ticket, it will still be honored. If not, more tickets and t-shirts will be sold in Alfonso Dining Hall beginning Monday, February 15.
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.

Lenten CrossTHE SEASON OF LENT:Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday (February 17) is the 40 days prior to Easter, a time to take stock of our lives spiritually and see how we might love God and each other a little bit more. The tradition of the Christian Churches during Lent has always been to encourage us to fast, strengthening our wills to do good; to pray, putting us in touch with God, realizing we don't have to do this alone; and to give alms, through serving one another, the human family grows into the Body of Christ. You can download a copy of this year's edition of Lenten Daily Reflections from the Midwest District of the Christian Brothers. With the readings of each day of Lent and a reflection thoughtfully prepared by someone in our District, you have a good start on giving focus to following the days of Lent in a uniquely Lasallian way. Check the Connection next week for a schedule of Lenten activities and services at CBU.

ASH WEDNESDAY OPPORTUNITIES: Receiving of Ashes is a visible sign of repentance and forgiveness for Christians. It is a sign of remembering that this life is temporary, that ultimately we are called to live with God forever. A sign that we want to grow closer to God during these 40 days through prayer, fasting, and serving others in need. Ashes will be imposed in Alfonso Dining Hall at 7:30-8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m., at Ash Wednesday Mass in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel at 5:00 p.m., and at the entrance to Buckman Hall at 5:30- 6:00 p.m.

INTRAMURAL INDOOR VOLLEYBALL ROSTER DEADLINE: Indoor Volleyball Intramural games will start February 22. The games will be played Monday through Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m., through March 4. All players are required to wear non-marking shoes. There is a 10-player maximum on each team roster, while games will be played with six players on the floor. Teams can be co-ed. All rosters are due to Student Life by Thursday, February 18. If you have any questions, contact Brittney Plowman at
Pink Out Game 2010PINK OUT GAME: The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha are hosting another Pink Out Game for the women's and men's basketball games on Thursday, February 18, against Harding University in Canale Arena. The Lady Bucs play at 5:00 p.m. and the Bucs at 7:00 p.m. This is a campus-wide event, and everyone is encouraged to come to BOTH games. Last year, the game raised more than $1,300 through donations and ticket sales. This year, tickets will be $5 at the door. All proceeds raised will go to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. Come out to buy t-shirts, support breast cancer awareness and education, and support the Bucs!
ONLINE COURSE EVALUATIONS: Online course evaluations for the first 8-week courses are now open and will close February 28. Don’t forget — students completing all their evaluations are entered to win a great prize! Just ask Shermelle Cowan, who is the winner of a 2 GB Apple iPod Shuffle!


Jana Travis (Art) has been selected to participate in a seminar on "Artistic Workshop Practices of Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy" that will be held at the Birmingham Museum of Art on July 26-30. As a participant, she will deliver an informal 15-20 minute in-gallery introduction to one of the paintings in the museum's Kress Collection.


Beta Beta Beta Induction
CBU's Mu Tau chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the National Biology Honor Society, held its annual induction ceremony on February and is very excited to announce its new associate and full member inductees. New full members inducted were Elizabeth Beebe, Brea Bowers, Samantaha Bownes, Kaylea Brewer, Casey Carr, Jennifer Cobb, Amanda Fitzgerald, Joseph Fong, Catherine Gluszek, Tammy Jeans, Kelly Jeu, David Kim, Carrie Le, Hajra Motiwala, Dana Pabalate, Scott Parker, Rachel Reese, Madeline Reynolds, Whittney Rhodes, Demario Smith, Nhu-ngoc Vo, Vanessa Walker, and Xinyu Wang. New associate members are Christian Bahniuk, Jessica Boyuka, Kathleen Branscum, Teair Carmichael, Matthew Charles, Lauren D'Surney, Sherita Donald, James Dowdy, Michael Drake, Jessica Dunn, Danielle Fain, Christini Fernando, Allyson Frymark, Patrick Graham, Grace Hutchinson, Elizabeth Kennon, Michel Kidd, Zamyra Lambert, Staci Long, Claire May, Jeremiah Mooney, Lauryn Murphy, Riley Pace, Bhavyata Parag, Pinaki Patel, Shelby Plass, Ashia Rallings, Sarah-Catherine Ryan, Bridgett Sharp, Lundy Shiue, Alecia Stewart, Johnny Vo, Cameron Volpe, Brittany Wilburn, and Angela Williams. A big thanks to Kristi Prevost, president of Tri Beta, and Adrienne Renfro for planning the event. Click here for additional photos from the induction ceremony. (PHOTO BY DR. ANNA ROSS)


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.
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
HALL OF FAME BANQUET RESCHEDULED: The CBU Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet originally scheduled for January 29 has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 24, at 5:00 p.m. The ceremony was postponed when several inches of snow and sleet closed the campus for the weekend. Tickets for the banquet are $35 each, and a table of eight is $280.  For ticket information, please click here.