Living Learning Center Webcam
LIVING LEARNING CENTER WEBCAM: Keep an eye on the construction of the new Living Learning Center at CBU — without getting covered in dust! A new webcam has been installed under the eaves of Pender Hall and is accessible online at this link; the camera refreshes on 15-second intervals. Additional information on the project (along with photos and architectural renderings) is available via the CBU Advancement website.


ALL SAINTS' DAY AND SOULS' DAY: The Catholic Church celebrates All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on Monday and Tuesday (November 1-2). It is a special time to remember our loved ones who have passed on to a new life. Everyone is cordially invited to attend Mass with the Brothers at 5:00 p.m. each day at Stritch Chapel. Beginning on Tuesday, a special prayer will be offered for our loved ones who have passed each day throughout November. Let us not forget, but always remember, those we love and have loved throughout time.
INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL: Intramural 3-on-3 basketball begins Monday (November 1). Games will be played in Canale Arena, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President is Tuesday (November 2) 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.
CRIMES OF THE HEART: CBU will open its 2010-11 theater season with Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart in the University Theater, November 4-7. An opening reception will follow after the November 4 performance, and the audience is encouraged to stay and enjoy the cast members serving dessert featured in the play. Show times are Thursday at 7:00 p.m.; Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $1 for CBU students and faculty members. Tickets will be sold at the door, no reserved seating. For additional information, contact Matthew Hamner at or (901) 321-3026.

CBU FACULTY ART EXHIBIT: The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery will feature the art of Pam Hassler, Nick Peña, and Jana B. Travis in the "CBU Faculty Exhibition" through December 10. The gallery is located on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library.

Have no fear — Month of Zen is here! Free tech support brought to you by the CBU Student Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Bring your computer issues to the IEEE Office in Nolan Engineering Center Room 106  or schedule an appointment through (Donations are welcome)


The CBU Communications & Marketing department was a winner at the 2010 Vox Awards sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Memphis chapter held October 27. CBU won the Vox Award in the category of Promotional Brochure or Folder for its day admissions viewbook, "Your Future. Our Tradition." The University was also a finalist in the category of Marketing Communication/Promotion: Services - More than $7,500 for its campaign, "Distinguish Yourself," which is targeted to the graduate and professional studies market.
The CBU Honors Program website won second place in the website competition for small colleges at the 2010 National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Kansas City, MO, October 21-24. Reviewers wrote: "I really enjoyed the personal feel of the website," "I really enjoyed the photo album! It was nice to see so many pictures of the honors students and to see how the attention to details was important," and "The website had a strong student presence, which seems to be missing in a lot of college websites."
GreenUp Memphis
Above: Dominic Haught (son of Dr. Paul Haught, chair of the CBU Sustainability Committee) and Frank Minneci (English '11) were among the volunteers manning the CBU booth at GreenUp Memphis on October 30, explaining eco-friendly efforts underway at the University. Pat Papachristou (Economics) also worked at the CBU booth and was instrumental in setting up the exhibit. The GreenUp festival was held on the Green at South Front adjacent to the Memphis Farmers Market, behind Central Station in Downtown Memphis.

Aaron Lamey ('09) joins Information Technology Services in the position of Network Administrator. Aaron, who graduated form CBU with a B.A. in English for Corporate Communications and Management, returns to CBU from CBHS where he's been working in the IT Department.

Beta Beta Beta will host its annual "Bowling for Uganda" bowlathon on November 19 at 6:00 p.m.  All proceeds from the bowlathon benefit Hope North in Uganda, an establishment that provides refuge and education for Ugandan children dislocated in their country's civil war. Team packets can be picked up in Dr. Mary Ogilvie's office (Cooper-Wilson 113). Please sign up to have a great time and help enhance the life of a child!
The Black Student Association is raffling off one pair of tickets for the Memphis Grizzlies game vs. the Miami Heat on November 20. Raffle tickets are available through November 19 at $3 per single entry, $5 for two entries, from one of the BSA Executive Board members (Tavares Mondrell Floyd, President; Dederick Blair, Vice-President; Danielle Hobbs, Secretary; Adjaratou Sow, Treasurer; Britney Darden, Parliamentarian; Brea Bowers, Chaplain; Candace Golden Ong'ayo, Chair of Communications; Heidi Igbo, Chair of Publications). Contact Brea Bowers at or Dederick Ralphie Blair at for more information.

A wonderful Alumni and Admissions Reception was held in St. Louis on October 26, hosted at the Brothers' residence of Christian Brothers College High School. The residence provided a warm and welcoming setting as alumni became reacquainted with classmates and friends and learned about the exciting developments at CBU from Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. and Jim Schlimmer (VP for Enrollment Management). The reception was also unique in the range of class years represented by the attendees, from the Class of 2008 back to the Class of 1959. The enthusiasm and excitement expressed at the reception is serving as the catalyst for a return visit in the spring.

Dan Shea, who was VP of Administration & Finance at CBU from 1984 to 1996, passed away on October 29 after a 10-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Ann, and their four daughters: Kelly Wilson ('90), Kimberly Dotson, Teresa Westphall and Patricia Wilson ('95). The funeral service will be held Monday, November 1, at Church of the Holy Spirit at 10:00 a.m. The family requests that memorials be made to Birthright or Church of the Holy Spirit. Please keep the Shea family in your thoughts and prayers.


Registration Upcoming Dates:
November 4: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course
November 26: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course
The Fall Final Exam schedules for Day Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies are posted on the Web.
The Spring Course Schedule is available on the Web >>>
Spring Registration Opening Dates:
November 1: Graduate & Professional Studies (alternate PIN available in Banner Web)
November 15: Day Seniors
November 17: Day Juniors
November 19: Day Sophomores
November 23: Day Freshmen
Day students meet with their advisors to receive their alternate PIN.

The keys include a Honda automobile key, CBU key, campus mailbox key, and the key to a file cabinet, all on a keychain with the logo from the musical Wicked. If you find these keys, please turn them in to Campus Safety.


Students are cordially invited to attend the College Search Retreat which will take place November 19-21 at John Kyle State Park in Sardis, MS. The Retreat is an opportunity to get away from school and have a chance to take a look at how things are going with God, friends and family. Contact Br. Rob for more
details: or (901) 321-3509.

Campus Ministry offers a big THANK YOU to those who have already donated scholarship money for CBU students attending the College Search Retreat November 19-21. The cost of the retreat is $75.00. Please consider a donation to sponsor one of our students. Checks may be made out to CBU Campus Ministry.