Blessing of the Ground Living Learning Center
BLESSING THE GROUND FOR LIVING AND LEARNING: Speakers at the October 1 Ground Blessing for CBU's new Living Learning Center included (above, l-r) Bobby White, Chief of Staff for the Memphis Mayor's Office; Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell; Dr. John Smarrelli Jr.; Congressman Steve Cohen; and CBU Board Chairman Bob McEniry. The Living Learning Center is under construction and scheduled to open in Fall 2011. For additional photos from the Ground Blessing, click here.

CBU IN THE NEWS: A new feature at

In order to keep the CBU community better informed of the University's visibility in the local, regional and national media, a new "CBU in the News" feature has been added to our website. Compiled as a day-by-day capture of mentions of CBU in the print and broadcast press, "CBU in the News" will offer a weekly synopsis of articles and clips that highlight our campus events, arts, sports and the accomplishments of our students, faculty and alumni. Where available, links are provided to the online editions of the newspapers, magazines or broadcast providers; for print media without an online version, you'll find the page number and date of the publication.

Click here to check out "CBU in the News" now for a compilation of articles and stories from last week's media — and then check back often to keep up with the latest press on your University!


FLU SHOTS are available in Health Services, Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.for $15 (cash or check). Limited doses available; first-come first-serve!
LAW SCHOOL ADMISSIONS EVENT: Dr. Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean for Law Admissions at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, will be available on Wednesday (October 6) to answer student questions about law school. This event will be in Montesi Conference Room (Buckman Hall), 2:00-3:00 p.m. Everyone interested in law school is welcome. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about applying to, attending, financing, and surviving law school.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY: The Church Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary is Thursday (October 7). In honor of our Blessed Lady, a rosary will be said at 1:15 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel in Barry Hall. All are welcome to attend. As Venerable John Paul II has stated, "To pray the rosary is to hand over our burdens to the merciful hearts of Christ and his Mother."
FAREWELL & GOOD LUCK RECEPTION: Information Technology Services will host a farewell and good luck reception for Jackie Jacobs on Thursday (October 7) in Sabbatini Lounge, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please drop by and wish Jackie all the best in her future endeavors.
TRYOUTS FOR CBU BOWLING TEAM: The CBU Buccaneers Bowling Team will hold tryouts on Thursday and Friday (October 7-8) 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 and Laura Madsen at (901) 490-3539.
Self DefenseSELF-DEFENSE CLASS: John Trent of Urban Fitness Kickboxing will conduct a self-defense class on Thursday (October 7) at 6:00 p.m. in Maurelian Lounge. Trent is a pro MMA fighter who instructs locally in Bartlett. Wear your sweats and sneakers and learn cool take-down moves and sweet defensive techniques. Admission is free and all are welcome.
FREE CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES: Brother Francisco Martin will be offering free calligraphy classes starting Thursday (October 7) at 7:00 p.m. in Kenrick Hall 214. Classes will last 30 minutes; at least three classes are recommended in order to get the idea how to use calligraphy in the future for your own enjoyment. Anyone interested can contact Br. Francisco at


Anthony Maranise, Obl.S.B. (Religion & Philosophy '11) recently professed vows and was accepted into the Third Order (Oblates) of St. Benedict attached to St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, AL. In addition, he recently published an article, "Love Like A Levee," which explores the effects Hurricane Katrina has had on religious faith nearly five years later, in the West Tennessee Catholic Diocesan newspaper.


Zeta Tau Alpha would like to congratulate and welcome its new members: Katie Antes, Lyndsey Barker, Hailee Brown, April Dalehite, Gracie Duncan, Megann Fickle, Kaitie Gaimari, Rebekah Herrman, Melanie Horne, Lauren Klaus, Jasmine Pena, Devinn Schwarzman, and Amanda Wood.
Stephen Hill ('09)
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) hosted alumni guest speaker Stephen Hill (Chemical Engineering '09) on September 30, pictured above. Stephen graduated summa cum laude from CBU nd currently works for GlaxoSmithKline in Memphis as a Project Engineering Consultant. During his time at CBU he was an All-American Cross Country runner, AIChE president, and Tau Beta Pi treasurer. He spoke to a group of current engineering students about his job and chemical/biochemical engineering in general, outlining the different pathways to choose in that field and how to be successful.


Castings, CBU's literary magazine, is accepting student submissions for its 2010-2011 issue and competition. Submit up to five works in these categories: poetry, fine art, photography, prose. Send your submissions to Dr. Karen Golightly at by February 1. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place for each category.


The CBU Writing Center has installed a program called WCOnline that allows students to sign up electronically for Writing Center consultations. To use this program, students should go to the Writing Center website and click on "Schedule an Appointment." You will be prompted to register first, and then you can schedule an appointment during one of the open times indicated on the schedule. While the Writing Center will still accept drop-in appointments, scheduled appointments will take first priority. Please contact the Writing Center personnel at 321-3360 if you have any problems using the new scheduling program.


Le BonheurAre you interested in volunteering at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital? Le Bonheur needs volunteers all hours and days to help facilitate play areas, assist families with way finding, provide respite care to parents and caregivers, and provide comfort, stimulation, distraction and entertainment for patients ranging from infants to teenagers.

Perhaps you would like to give in other ways? Le Bonheur has many options, such as:
• Donate items to the food pantry, The Cupboard
• Donate items for Welcome Bags which are given to families upon arrival
• Adopt-a-Floor or Unit of the hospital
• Provide a meal for families staying in the FedExFamilyHouse
• Host a special event for patients of all ages

Please contact Brittany Cochran ('09) for more information at 287-6284 or or visit