Christian Brothers University rededicated Signaigo Soccer Field on September 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Originally dedicated in 1986 and named in honor of the late Joe Signaigo, the soccer field had been closed since November of 2008 as the City of Memphis installed a flood control system under the field.  New irrigation systems and a new scoreboard were also installed, and the light towers were renovated as the field level was lowered by several feet. Attending the ribbon cutting are Stephen J. Signaigo (son), Thelma Pieroni Signaigo (wife of Joe), Sharon Signaigo Thompson (daughter), Dr. Douglas Scarboro, Executive Director of the Office of Talent and Human Capital and Education Liaison for the City of Memphis, John Moore President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber and Dr. John Smarrelli, CBU President. Not pictured: Janet M. Signaigo (daughter)


CONSTITUTION DAY: CBU will celebrate Constitution Day with a public seminar entitled, "What does the Constitution Really Say (and can we agree on what it means)?" on Monday (September 20) at 7:00 p.m. in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211). Dr. Karl Leib (History & Political Science) will discuss the intended meaning of the Constitution.  This seminar free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Leib at or (901) 321-3337.
On Tuesday, September 21 from 12-1, come join President Smarrelli for a walk on the track around our newly renovated Signiago Field from 12-1.  Leave your offices for all or part of the walk as we promote good health on the CBU campus.
Flu shots are available in Health Resources beginning Wednesday, September 22. Shots will be given 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. daily for $15 (cash or check). Limited doses available; first-come first-serve!
ANIMAL LAW & CRUELTY SEMINAR: The CBU Honors Program is pleased to present the Tennessee Week for the Animals Animal Law & Cruelty Seminar, sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association. This community seminar will be held Tuesday (September 21) at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Distinguished
speakers include Memphis Police Department Director Larry Godwin, Judge Chris Craft, Rep. G.A. Hardaway, and the founders of Community Action for Animals, Cindy Sanders and Jackie Johns. The night promises to be both interesting and educational, and student and faculty attendance is encouraged. For more information go to
WORLD DAY OF PEACE: This Tuesday (September 21), we celebrate, International World Day of
Peace. Please remember in your classes, offices, and spare time those peoples who do not live in peace. Please keep them in your prayers and try to find a way today to bring a peace-filled solution to
a situation you are dealing with.
SOFTBALL TEAM OPEN TRYOUTS: The Lady Buccaneer softball team will host a second open tryout on Wednesday (September 22) 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 and 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
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.


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


The President's Ambassadors would like to congratulate and welcome their new members for the 2010-2011 academic year: Jessica Boyucka, Catherine Delbove, Kristen Downy, Laura Duncan, Danielle Fain, Danielle Fairbee, Jalissa Fredrick, Richaundra George, Logan Glen, Caroline Gordon, Michael Hankins, Christy Henderson, Lauren Pintar, Ashia Rallings, Larissa Redmond, Indiana Soliman, Dean Shauger, and Taylor Tartera. The Ambassadors would also like to thank their returning members: La Quita Bell, Brittly Butler, Paige Campbell, Brittany Course, Tavares Mondrell Floyd, Justin Gallagher, Ariel Kingsley, Zamyra Lambert, Lauryn Murphy, Sam Noland, Peter Prakongpan, Matt Robinson, Diamond Taylor, Jordan Tedford, Trey Tedford, Brittany Wilburn and Jessica Williams.
Dr. Marius Carriere (History) chaired a panel on "Southern Life and Leaders" and commented on the papers presented at the recent conference of the Tennessee Conference of Historians held at Cumberland University, September 10-11.
Doug Cupples (History, Adjunct) presented a paper on "Florence McIntyre: The First Lady of Memphis Art" at the Tennessee Conference of Historians held at Cumberland University, September 10-11.
L. Yu Lin (Civil and Environmental Engineering) presented "Unsteady-State Flow Modeling for the White River Basin" and "360 Degree Geospatial Immersive Video of the White River" at the Sponsor & interagency Planning Team Conference in Yellville, Arkansas on August 24-25, 2010. A number of government agencies, including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S Fish and Wildlife, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas Heritage Commission attended the meeting.


For DAY STUDENTS who receive HOPE or Tennessee Student Assistance Awards (these would have been on your award letter), the rosters have been certified to the state and payment will come in about three weeks and be applied to your account.
For PROFESSIONAL STUDIES students, your enrollment will be certified the week after the B-term drop/add. Your money will come from the state toward the end of November and be posted to your account.


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


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.
These Senate Subcommittees meet this week in the SGA Office in the Thomas Center:
   • 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 subcommittee meetings are open to the public. Attending two consecutive meetings also makes you a voting member!
Questions or comments? Email SGA at


Pirate RadioListen to Pirate Radio, CBU's very own on-campus radio station! Tune in and hear about the latest news on campus, awesome music, and the DJs from the CBU student body.  It's easy, just go to and click the 'Launch' button. If you're interested in having your club's news and events played live on the radio, or you're interested in broadcasting your very own show contact


Packing for Mars. God's Chinese Son. Building Construction Cost Data. To see all the new books, check out the Plough Library website!