Crimes of the Heart
CRIMES OF THE HEART: Congratulations to entire cast and crew of CBU's fall production of Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart, November 4-7, in the University Theater. Pictured above are Cameron Volpe (Biomedical Science '13), Amanda Willhite (Psychology '13) and Elizabeth Kellicut (Arts '12) in the respective roles of Meg Magrath, Lenny Magrath and Babe Botrelle. PHOTO BY CONNOR ROBINSON (MECHANICAL ENGINEERNG '11)

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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RECYCLING COMPETITION: Student Life and the CBU Sustainability Committee are sponsoring a contest for America Recycles Day next Monday (November 15). Any student, faculty or staff group that wants to participate should collect recyclables this week and bring their items to the CBU recycling bin (see below) to be judged for prizes. Groups who wish to participate competition should send a short email to Dr. Neal Palmer at npalmer@cbu.edu to register your organization as a participant and receive details about the competition. Your email should include the name of your group or organization, a contact person’s name (usually the organization president), and an email address for that contact person.
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BLUE COAST MONDAYS FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: Blue Coast Burrito at 3546 Walker Ave. (near the University of Memphis) has teamed up with the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta to support Autism Speaks EVERY MONDAY during November, 4:00-9:00 p.m. Just mention Autism Speaks when paying for your meal, and 10% of your purchase will go directly to fund autism awareness, research and education.
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No ParkingPARKING NOTICE FOR TUESDAY: CBU's annual financial aid training event for high school guidance counselors will be on Tuesday (November 9). There will be about 80 in attendance. The counselors will be parking in the faculty/staff lot behind Canale Arena and in the visitor lot behind St. Joseph Hall since these are closest to Buckman Hall and Montesi Executive Center where the event will be held. Thank you for giving up these spaces for the counselors.
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HAPPY FALL Y'ALL: The Student Life Staff invites faculty, staff and students to join them for hot apple cider and cookies on Tuesday (November 9), 2:00-3:00 p.m., in the Thomas Center Conference Room. Leaf all that work and studying behind for a little while and celebrate the season!
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SEIDMAN TOWN HALL LECTURE SERIES: Dr. Ruby Payne, founder of aha! Process and author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty, will address "Bridges Out of Poverty: Challenges for Memphis" at the next M. L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture on Tuesday (November 9) at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Dr. Payne is dedicated to positively impacting the education and lives of individuals in poverty. Since the mid-1990s she has been speaking to audiences around the world about the effects of poverty on students, families, and communities and how to better understand and support people from all economic backgrounds. For more information, call (901) 321-3291.
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THINKSHOW! The fall Memphis City Schools "ThinkShow!" will be held Thursday (November 11). ThinkShow is an inventive new program wherein students set aside their textbooks and grab their thinking caps to exercise their minds instead of their pencils and to showcase their unique talents, skills and abilities in a way no test score can. The fall MCS "ThinkShow" has been selected by the United States Department of Education as one of four nationwide 2020 Community Challenge events. These events are being held to increase community involvement in our nation's public schools. The Department of Education will have a team of officials visiting Memphis. With your participation as a juror, you can help Memphis City Schools lead the nation in community volunteers for this one-day event. Sign up today at thinkshow.org.
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POWER, ENERGY, INTENSITY: Want to get into shape? Want to know more about health & fitness? Attend a Sports Nutrition Q&A with Sara Estabrook, a dietician at Germantown Methodist Hospital and avid marathon runner, in the Canale Arena Skybox on Thursday (November 11) at 4:00 p.m.  There will be door prizes—must be present to win.  Contact Dominique Garcia-Robles for more info at dgarciar@cbu.edu.
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GRADUATE SCHOOL WORKSHOP FOR PSYCHOLOGY FIELDS: If you are interested in attending graduate school in psychology or a related area, please plan to attend a workshop on Thursday (November 11) at 6:00 p.m. in Kenrick 211. The workshop is targeted to Graduate and Professional Studies students, but everyone is welcome. The workshop will help students prepare for the graduate school admissions process in psychology, social work and counseling. It will also present graduate school options in Memphis, the criteria important to admissions committees, and helpful resources for students. It is never too early to have this information; don't wait until your senior year - students who do will be unprepared! RSVP to Dr. Burke at tburke@cbu.edu or 321-3357 by Tuesday (November 9).
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COLLEGE SEARCH RETREAT REGISTRATION: Students who wish to attend the College Search Retreat on November 19-21 at John Kyle State Park in Sardis, MS: Registration forms, money (there is scholarship money available), and a copy of your health insurance card are due by this Friday (November 12) at noon. Come see Br. Rob in Campus Ministry — or email rveselsk@cbu.edu or call 321-3509 for help!
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Chess TournamentATTENTION ALL CHESS PRODIGIES AND ENTHUSIASTS: The CBU chapter of the Mathematical Association of America will host its annual Chess Tournament on Friday (November 12) at 2:00 p.m. in the Cooper-Wilson Center Lounge (2nd floor). $5 entry fee — hotdogs, chips and drinks provided! Walk-ins are welcome, but contact cdelbove@cbu.edu to sign up in advance. A portion of proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

ONGOING EVENTS
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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.

Month of ZenCOMPUTER PROBLEMS?
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 ieeecbu@live.com. (Donations are welcome.)

KUDOS

Lady Buc goalkeeper Libby Hake (Business Administration '12) was named Gulf South Conference Defender of the Week for the period ending November 1. This is her second award of the season. Hake logged 135 scoreless minutes on the week, leading the Lady Bucs to 1-0 wins over Alabama-Huntsville and West Georgia. She made five saves in 90 minutes against UAH and four saves in the second half against UWG.
Gulf South Conference men's soccer coaches voted four CBU Bucs to the All-GSC squads. The coaches voted midfielders Andrew Ballard (Biology '12) and Yannick Skull (Business '13) to the All-GSC First Team. Defenders Jack Richardson (Business Administration '11) and Ralph Velasco (Civil Engineering '14) were voted to the All-GSC Second Team.
• Gulf South Conference women's soccer coaches voted five CBU Lady Bucs to the All-GSC Team. Goalkeeper Libby Hake (Business Administration '12) and forward Sarah Catherine Ryan (Biochemistry '12) were voted to the All-GSC First Team. The coaches voted defender Roma Rozanska (Psychology '11), midfielder Marie Kvarnlof (Business Administration '11) and forward Anna Laskarzewska (Natural Science '12) to the All-GSC Second Team.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS

Phi Alpha Theta
The CBU chapter of the national history honor society Phi Alpha Theta initiated three new members on October 28. Pictured above from left to right are Dr. Neal Palmer (History & Political Science / faculty advisor), new member Max Group (History '11), new member Courtney Barlow (History '12), and Phi Alpha Theta president Latoria Lewis (History '11). New member Cleve Joyner (History '12) is not pictured.

CBU GREEN: DID YOU KNOW?

CBU Recycling Bin
DID YOU KNOW that CBU has its very own recycling bin? Waste Management Inc. has provided CBU with the three-bin dumpster pictured above, which accepts cans (steel and aluminum), plastic and paper for recycling. No cardboard (as the sign plainly says), but there's a designated cardboard dumpster nearby, so don't fret. It's all located in the fenced dumpster area just north of O'Hara Hall.

DID YOU KNOW that since Aramark Dining Services began trayless dining service in spring 2009, CBU has reduced food waste and other trash going to landfills by an estimated 23,600 lbs. annually (almost 12 tons)?

RECYCLING COMPETITION: Student Life and the CBU Sustainability Committee are sponsoring a contest for America Recycles Day on Monday, November 15. Any student, faculty or staff group that wants to participate should collect recyclables this week and bring their items to the CBU recycling bin to be judged for prizes. Groups who wish to participate competition should send a short email to Dr. Neal Palmer at npalmer@cbu.edu to register your organization as a participant and receive details about the competition. Your email should include the name of your group or organization, a contact person’s name (usually the organization president), and an email address for that contact person.

MOBILE DEVICE/SMARTPHONE APP SURVEY

Mobile App SurveyCBU has begun development of its first mobile device/smartphone app. Initially a student capstone project, the Communications and Marketing department is now working in conjunction with an alumnus and the School of Engineering to further expand the app to meet University standards so that it may be deployed to students, faculty and staff. Once launched, it would be available for download via the CBU website and the Apple Store at no cost to you. Your input is critical to developing the best possible tool. Please take a moment to complete this very short survey as soon as possible. The survey will be available until December 6. Your participation in this project is vital to its success! Access the survey online at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/CBU_Apps

ALUMNI & FRIENDS: We're not leaving you out! The app may also be expanded for use by alumni and friends of the University. Once launched, it would be available for download via the CBU website and the Apple Store at no cost to you. Your input is critical to developing the best possible tool. Please take a moment to complete this very short survey at your earliest opportunity. This survey will also be available until December 6. Thanks in advance for your input! Alumni and friends may access the survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/CBU_App_Alumni

FOOD FOR LIBRARY FINES

Plough Library will sponsor "Food for Fines" from November 15 through December 17. If you have an overdue book, you can contribute canned goods in lieu of paying the fine. One can of food equals $1 off your fine. If you don’t have any overdue fines, you can still contribute to the food drive — canned goods and non-perishables only, no Ramen please. Donations will be given to Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. "Food for Fines" applies to overdue fines only; fees for lost items are not included in this program.

NEWS FROM THE REGISTRAR

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

MESSAGE FROM THE BUSINESS OFFICE
There will be no Refund Checks available the week of Thanksgiving. However, the Business Office will process the ERefunds on Tuesday of that week.  Spring Statements will start hitting your CBU email in early December.  Finalizing and payment on accounts should be done online by January 7, 2010.  The Add/Drop deadline will not change in Spring!

STUDY ABROAD NEWS
There are five $500 scholarships still unclaimed for the Spring Break Trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Visit the Study Abroad website for information and scholarship application. Application deadline and $300 deposit are due Monday, November 29.
Students planning to study at BES LaSalle University in Barcelona for the Spring 2011 Semester must complete the application by November 29.
To apply for either of these programs, click here.

RING A BELL. SAVE A LIFE.

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Have you ever thought about how you could help change a life?
Well, here is your chance! Come and enjoy a unique opportunity of service with our University President, Dr. John Smarrelli! Sign-up to join him, in partnership with the Salvation Army, on December 4, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to ring a bell and help to change a life. Volunteer shifts are available in one hour increments. An official record of your volunteer service will be available, upon request, from the Office of Student Life. Help make a big difference this holiday season. Ring a bell. Change a life. Click here to register >>>

For more information about the Salvation Army and their Red Kettle Program, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.

COLLEGE SEARCH RETREAT

The College Search Retreat is moving closer (November 19-21 at John Kyle State Park in Sardis, MS) and CBU has received some wonderful scholarship donations from administration, faculty, staff and Brothers! If you are still considering a donation, please may send them to Br. Rob or Campus Ministry at Campus Mailbox 8. Checks may be made out to CBU/Campus Ministry. Let us pray that the Lord may bless all the students who will be attending the Search Retreat. We hope to have between 50-60 students in attendance. Contact Br. Rob for more details: rveselsk@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3509.

Students who wish to attend: Registration forms, money (there is scholarship money available), and a copy of your health insurance card are due by this Friday (November 12) at noon. Come see Br. Rob in Campus Ministry — or email rveselsk@cbu.edu or call 321-3509 for help!