For the Kids 5K
The 7th annual For the Kids 5K will take place on Sunday, September 19, starting in the Central Lot at 1:00 p.m. The race is one of Up Til Dawn's biggest fundraisers to help out St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Early registration is $15, and $20 on the day of the race. Everyone is invited to participate — so tell your friends and family to come out as well! Registration forms can be picked up in the Student Life office or you can register online here.


CAMPUS BLESSINGS MONDAY: A tradition in the Roman Catholic Church is that of blessings. A blessing is simply a way of asking for God's favor upon things we use (buildings, offices, resident halls, and the like) to give God glory. A blessing upon a person is a reminder of God's love for each of us and a call to respond to God's love through serving God and one another. Fr. Paul Watkins (Marketing) and Br. Rob Veselsky (Campus Ministry) will be available to bless campus buildings, offices, religious items, and persons on Monday (September 13), 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please contact Br. Rob at if you would like to receive a blessing.
AUDITIONS FOR FALL PLAY: Theatre auditions for parts in the fall production of Crimes of the Heart, a tragic comedy by Beth Henley, will be held Monday and Tuesday (September 13-14) in Kenrick 200 at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive 20 minutes early to fill out the audition form. Actors will read scenes from the play. The production is seeking four females and two males. Performances will be November 4-5 at 7:00 p.m. and November 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater.
INTRAMURAL DODGEBALL ROSTERS DUE: Intramural Men's Greek and Independent Dodgeball will be played the week of September 20-24. Rosters, with managers contact information, are due Tuesday (September 14) BY NOON in the Student Life office. Contact for any questions.
PRESENTATION ON ACQUAINTANCE/DATE RAPE: The CBU campus community is invited to join the freshman class and the peer counselors on Tuesday, September 14, 1:00–1:50 p.m. in the University Theater for a presentation on "Campus Safety and Acquaintance/Date Rape" by John Lotrionte and Carey Carter, Director and Assistant Director of Campus Safety.
SOFTBALL TEAM OPEN TRYOUTS: The Lady Buccaneer softball team will host open tryouts on Wednesday (September 15) at Bland Field at 3:00 p.m. In order to be eligible for tryouts, students must currently be enrolled as full-time at CBU, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and go through the NCAA Clearinghouse. All students participating must complete the softball tryout registration forms. Tryout forms can be found online — please fill out forms 1-7 and contact Coach Kimmi Hayden at 321-3376 or
TRYOUTS FOR CBU BOWLING TEAM: The CBU Buccaneers Bowling Team will hold tryouts on Wednesday and Thursday (September 15-16) at Cordova Bowling Center (7945 Club Center Cove, Cordova, TN), 3:30-5:00 p.m. Male and female bowlers are welcome, no minimum number of team members. Most matches will be on the weekend, leaving school on Friday after classes. The teams will bowl competitively for points to earn spots in the USBC Intercollegiate Team and Singles tournaments in 2012. For more information, contact Coaches Dave Lile at Laura Madsen at (901) 490-3539.
RUN WITH THE VP: Join Dr. Frank Buscher (Academic Vice President) for a weekly 4-5 mile run/jog through the CBU neighborhood every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The weekly run begins in front of the Plough Library entrance. Everyone is welcome to participate — at any pace.
SIGNAIGO FIELD REDEDICATION: Everyone is invited to join the CBU Community for the rededication of Signaigo Soccer Field on Wednesday (September 15) at 5:45 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony with Dr. John Smarrelli and John Moore, President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, will be held behind Bland Softball Field – rain or shine. Immediately following the ceremony the Lady Bucs will play Rhodes College at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Luke Timothy Johnson"HOW IS THE BIBLE TRUE?" The Department of Religion & Philosophy and Catholic Studies program at CBU is sponsoring a lecture by New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson entitled "How is the Bible True? Complicating the Question" on Thursday (September 16) at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Dr. Johnson is the R. W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Candler School of Theology and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. His research interests encompass the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts of early Christianity (particularly moral discourse), Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Letters, and the Letter of James. His current research concerns the literary, moral, and religious dimensions of the New Testament. For more information, contact Dr. James Buchanan Wallace at
FALL POTLUCK EVENT: Who knew that we had a championship chicken wing cooking queen in Printing? Who knew we had championship BBQ kings from the Maintenance department or a culinary genius in HR? Meet them and more at the Faculty/Staff Potluck Luncheon on Friday (September 17), 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Sabbatini Lounge. Enjoy a live band, door prizes, good food, and good fellowship. RSVP to Stacey Trotter at or Jane Murphy at by Tuesday (September 14) and let them know what you can bring!
MR. CBU PAGEANT: The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha are hosting the annual male beauty pageant, Mr. CBU. The event will be held Friday, September 17, in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 13 through Friday, September 17, in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. daily. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. All of the proceeds go to breast cancer awareness and education.
MHIRT PROJECTS SYMPOSIUM: The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2010 projects will be held Saturday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-noon, in Cooper Wilson 105. Students who participated in the 2010 projects will be presenting the results from their summer international research experiences in Uganda, Brazil, and Thailand. The symposium is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects for 2011 to meet with students and learn more about the program, and how they can qualify for an all-expense paid research experience. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Julia Hanebrink at To learn more, visit


September 20: Registration reopens for second 8-week courses
September 24: Last day to withdraw from a first 8-week class
November 4: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week class


Chase de Saint FelixChase de Saint-Felix (Religion & Philosophy '11/SGA President), pictured at left, has been inducted as a justice of the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court (TISC). The TISC is the judicial branch of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL). It is the court of original and sole jurisdiction for issues arising from the TISL Constitution, laws, and proceedings. It presides over the Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (see more under "Student Government Association" below).
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) was an international invited speaker at the XXV Annual Meeting of Federação de Sociedades de Biologia Experimental (FeSBE) meeting in Aguas de Lindoia, Brazil, in August. Dr. Fitzgerald was a specific invitee of the BRAVO organization which is the Brazilian chapter of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. She presented a paper entitled "Establishing US-Brazil connections through undergraduate research summer students: A ten year relationship."
Pam Hassler (Visual & Performing Arts, Adjunct) is exhibiting her artwork in a two-person show (with Helen Phillips) entitled "Duality" at L. Ross Gallery through September 28. L Ross Gallery is located at 5040 Sanderlin, Suite 104.
• Lady Buc outside hitter Kelly Nolan ('11) was named the Most Valuable Player of last weekend's CBU Volleyball Invitational. Outside hitter Hailey Gillis ('13) and setter Kelsey Miles ('13) also earned all-tournament honors for the Lady Bucs, who went 4-0 in the tournament.
Dr. Sarah Pitts (Associate Dean, Business) has been named as one of the judges for the Memphis Business Journal's "CFO of the Year" Award. The CFO award is designed to honor financial professionals in Memphis and the Mid-South for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. Finalists will be featured in a special publication in the October 15 issue of the Memphis Business Journal, and will be recognized at a special awards breakfast on October 22 at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.


The faculty, students, and alumni of the CBU Department of Education are saddened by the passing of Dr. Margaret Pittman, one of its most stalwart, steady, and skilled adjunct faculty members, on September 4. Dr. Pittman taught elementary and middle school science methods in the Department over this past decade. She was an outstanding 33-year veteran science teacher for both Memphis City Schools and the Diocese of Memphis, with her last full-time teaching position at St. Louis. She added greatly to the strength of CBU's programs and turned many science-resistant elementary teachers-in-training into skilled enthusiasts for the teaching of science. The funeral Mass was held at St. Louis Church on September 6, Labor Day, with Fr. John McArthur officiating. She will be greatly missed.


The SGA Executive Council meets every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in the new SGA office, inside the Thomas Center and across from the Counseling Center. All meetings are open to the public.
The SGA Senate meets next on Tuesday, September 14, at 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Center 100. The following week, the Senate Subcommittees will meet:
Student Life Subcommittee: Monday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m.
Internal Affairs Subcommittee: Tuesday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m.
Campus Improvement Subcommittee: Wednesday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Education Subcommittee: Thursday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m.
All Senate Subcommittees meet in the SGA Offices in the Thomas Center. All subcommittee meetings are open to the public. Attending two consecutive meetings also makes you a voting member!
The Senate Allocations Meeting for Clubs and Organizations will meet Wednesday, September 15 at 5:15 p.m. in TC100. All clubs that requested funding from SGA may attend this meeting.
SGA will be participating in the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3) competition. This is a mock-trial competition that involves the majority of colleges and universities around the state. The competition this year will surround a first amendment issue concerning freedom of expression. For more information, visit the AMC3 website. If you are interested in participating, please email
Questions or comments? Email SGA at


Don’t miss the upcoming Graduation Meetings!
• Tuesday, September 28, at 12:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
• Wednesday, September 29, at 5:15P.M. in Spain Auditorium
All your questions answered! You need only attend once. Haven’t filed your Intent to Graduate? Go to