Class of 2010 Christmas Tree
CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER: The living Christmas tree above was planted last week between the Buckman Quad and Nolan Field as a gift to the University from the CBU Class of 2010. Check back in a few months to see its debut in lights!


PRESENTATION ON STDs: Dr. Linda Pifer, a professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will be on campus Tuesday (September 28), 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. in the University Theater to share her research and slide presentation on the "Five Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infections". Dr. Pifer is widely known as an expert on the transmission and effects of the AIDS virus. The campus is invited to join the freshman class and the peer counselors for Dr. Pifer’s outstanding presentation.
INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN HEALTH CARE? Tri Beta will be hosting Mock Interviews on Tuesday (September 28) for anyone interested in a health care career. These interviews, which will be held in Science Conference Room (Cooper-Wilson 303) at 7:00 p.m., will consist of one-on-one interactions with a physician, dentist, pharmacist, etc.  Juniors and seniors will receive first preference; however sophomores are also welcome. To learn more about this event, please contact Ashia Rallings at Please include the profession you are interested in pursuing. 
ARE YOU NEARING GRADUATION? Don’t miss the upcoming Graduation Meetings on Tuesday, (September 28) at 12:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. AND on Wednesday (September 29) at 5:15 p.m. All meetings will be held in Spain Auditorium. All your questions answered! You need only attend once. Haven’t filed your Intent to Graduate? Go to
HEALTH FAIR: The CBU Fall Health Fair will be held Wednesday (September 29) at 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Buckman Quad and Thomas Center Conference Room. There will be free information about current health topics, lots of health-related exhibitors and screenings, and lots of fun! Please plan to visit the Health Fair participants who have donated their time to share their services with the CBU campus.
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.
TRYOUTS FOR CBU BOWLING TEAM: The CBU Buccaneers Bowling Team will hold tryouts on Wednesday and Thursday (September 29-30) 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.
STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION: The Study Aboard Program is holding a meeting in Buckman 112 on Thursday (September 30), 1:00-2:00 p.m. Anyone interested in Study Abroad opportunities — short trips, summer trips, or semesters exchange — should attend to learn about the upcoming trips for the 2010-2011 school year. DO NOT miss this meeting if you have any interest in studying and traveling abroad!
BLACK STUDENT ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Black Student Association will be holding its General Membership Meeting on Thursday (September 30) in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), 2:00-4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Candace Golden Ong'ayo at
LIVNG LEARNING CENTERGROUND BLESSING, OCTOBER 1: Join the CBU Community in a ceremony to bless the ground for the new Living Learning Center, currently under construction and scheduled to open Fall 2011, on Friday (October 1) at 12:30 p.m. The blessing will be held on the construction site adjacent to Pender Hall, and lunch will be served afterward in Buckman Quadrangle. Participating in the ceremony are the Honorable Mark Luttrell, Mayor of Shelby County; Marzie Thomas, Deputy District Director, Office of Congressman Steve Cohen; and a representative from the Office of the Honorable A C Wharton, Mayor of the City of Memphis. More>>>
ALUMNUS ART EXHIBITION:A Sense of Timing,” featuring the art of Gregory Zeorlin ('78), will open with a public reception on Friday (October 1), 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library). Zeorlin’s exhibit is composed of three major themes. The first theme takes a look at the simplicity of life through the use of functional timekeeping pieces called Artclock™ Clocks. Secondly, this exhibit features uncomplicated stick figures depicting people doing simple things such as flying kites and pointing to stars. Finally, the exhibit highlights flower-themed art inspired by wildflower and ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. The exhibition will be on display through October 21. More>>>
LECTURE BY JESUIT ASTROPHYSICIST: Father George V. Coyne, a Jesuit astrophysicist and former director of the Vatican Observatory, will speak on October 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. In his lecture, entitled "The Dance of the Fertile Universe: Chance and Destiny Embrace," Fr. Coyne will share his perspective on the interface between science and religion as both a successful research scientist and an ordained Catholic priest. A member of the Society of Jesus, Coyne is also a noted astronomer. He was appointed the first American Director of the Vatican Observatory by Pope John Paul I in 1978 and remained in the position until his retirement in 2006. As Director, Coyne was a driving force in several new educational and research initiatives. The Vatican Observatory is the only scientific research institute sponsored by the Holy See. Coyne still serves on the Board and is the Director Emeritus of the Vatican Observatory. More >>>
UNIVERSITY DAY OF SERVICE: The University Day of Service will be held on Saturday (October 2) from 8:00 a.m. to noon at various Memphis locations. This year our volunteer sites include the American Heart Association, Clean Memphis, and Catholic Charities. CBU and these worthy organizations need your help! Please sign up by Friday (October 1) at noon for your opportunity to participate. Click here to sign up now!
CB SINGERS FALL CONCERT: In conjunction with Alumni Weekend, the CB Singers will perform their annual Fall Concert in the University Theater at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday (October 2). Don’t miss the soothing sounds of choral bliss. Admission is free.
NOSTALGIA MAN BASEBALL CLASSIC: The CBU Buccaneer baseball team will face Rhodes College and Dyersburg State Community College in this weekend's Nostalgia Man Classic at AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis. The Bucs will play Rhodes Saturday afternoon (October 2) at 2:00 p.m., and they will take on Dyersburg State on Sunday (October 3) at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are available from any CBU baseball player for $15, which will cover all six games in the classic on both days.

Alumni Weekend 2010


This year's Alumni Weekend is celebrating reunions for the graduating classes ending in "0" and "5" as well as the Honors Program Alums, Mu Epsilon Chapter of AKA, WAMS/TKEs from 1990-1993, the 30th anniversary of the Pi Epsilon Chapter of TKE and the 25th anniversary of the IOTA XI Chapter of ZTA. Lori Patton (History '91) and Tim Keough (Electrical Engineering '60) have been chosen as the 2010 Distinguished Alumni. They will be honored at the Alumni Dinner & Celebration on Saturday, October 2. The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves and simultaneously brought honor to the University and the Alumni Association.

For a full schedule of weekend events, visit the Alumni Weekend website.


Rosie Britton (Biology '09) has been inducted as an Associate Member into the Association of Medical Illustrators.
An article coauthored by Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology), entitled "Projections from the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus and the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract to Prechoroidal Neurons in the Superior Salivatory Nucleus: Pathways Controlling Rodent Choroidal Blood Flow," will be featured as the cover article of the October 28 issue of Brain Research (Volume 1358). Dr. Fitzgerald's coauthors are C.Li, M. LeDoux, S. Gong, P Ryan, N.DelMar, and A. Reiner.
Buccaneer goalkeeper Jaime Garcia (Business Administration '14) was named Defender of the Week by the Gulf South Conference for the period ending September 24. Garcia made four saves in a shutout win at Alabama-Huntsville, and he made three saves in a tie against Rhodes, with the only goal coming on a penalty.
Lady Buc goalkeeper Libby Hake (Business Administration '12) was named Defender of the Week by the Gulf South Conference for the period ending September 24. Hake made four saves in the Lady Bucs' shutout over Rhodes, and she recorded nine saves to help the Lady Bucs win 4-1 at Belhaven.
MHIRT Symposium 2010The MHIRT Projects Symposium and 2010 Wrap-up was held on September 18 in the Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences at CBU. Participants in the program this year, pictured above, were from three Memphis colleges and universities (CBU, University of Memphis, and Rhodes) as well as five other universities outside the Memphis area. Additional photos from the event can be found at the Department of Biology News & Events website. The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program at CBU provides international research training opportunities to qualified undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from socially or economically disadvantaged groups who have been historically under-represented biomedical and behavioral research careers.


Bethany André joins the Communications & Marketing department in the new position of Communications & Marketing Coordinator. Bethany comes to CBU from Indianapolis where she held the positions of Associate Director of Web Marketing & Communications and Assistant Director of Print Marketing & Communications at Butler University.


Ms. Alceyone Smith, grandmother of Clinton Yelvington (ITS Help Desk), passed away on September 17, just one week prior to her 86th birthday. Please keep Clinton and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Clinton and his family at Campus Box 40.


Course evaluations for the 1st 8-week term will be open to students September 26-October 10. Don't forget — students completing all of their evaluations will be entered in a drawing for a great prize!
Registration for the 2nd 8-week term is currently open.


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