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ABOVE LEFT: Jose "Alex" Jimenez and Javier Magallon, CBU exchange students from Barcelona, met up with their homeboy, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, at the FedExForum on November 10 during the Grizzlies game against the Dallas Mavericks. ABOVE RIGHT: Dr. John Smarrelli, CBU president, came "bear"-ing gifts for Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay when they both addressed local high school students at the United Way Financial Literacy Workshop in the University Theater on November 9.


America Recylces DayRECYCLING COMPETITION: Student Life and the CBU Sustainability Committee are sponsoring a contest for America Recycles Day Monday (November 15). Participating groups should bring their collected recyclable items to the CBU recycling bin to be judged for prizes. Judging will take place between 2:00 and 2:45 p.m., and prizes are $225 for first place, $100 for second place, and $25 for third place. Participating campus groups include American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Art Club, Beta Beta Beta, Gay Straight Alliance, Kappa Sigma, Library Staff, Phi Alpha Theta, School of Arts Faculty and Staff, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Society of Women Engineers, and Voldemort (independent student group).
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.
Tobacco Free CampusGREAT AMERICAN SMOKE-OUT: The annual Great American Smoke-Out is Thursday (November 18).  CBU will also have celebrate the "kick-off" of our new "tobacco free campus" which will begin August 1, 2011. The Great American Smokeout event will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Sabbatini Lounge and will include a variety of information to raise awareness of tobacco usage — including posters, displays, videos, and a set of lungs before and after tobacco use. Displays will be available 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and a formal program will be held at 12:30 p.m., which will includes words from Dr. John Smarrelli, Dr. Frank Buscher (a former smoker), and a demonstration by Dr. Stan Eisen on how tar from cigarette smoke is accumulated in the lungs. Information will be given out on programs and services, including support groups, cessation classes, speakers, and over the counter products that will be offered to the campus community throughout the 2011-12 academic year to assist the CBU members who “commit to quit." A raffle for a gift certificate for a turkey breast from Holiday Hams will also be conducted (no word on if that turkey will be smoked...). Give your body a break and give up tobacco, at least for the day!
FACULTY TALENT SOCIAL: The Faculty Talent Social will be held on Thursday (November 18) at 4:30 p.m. in St. Joseph 10. Wine, sodas and light refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring something to share. Sound equipment and two microphones will be set up for the entertainers. Volunteer entertainers include Dr. Maureen O’Brien, Dr. Frank Buscher, Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Dr. Stan Eisen, Dr. David Dault and Dr. Bob Brittingham — but there will be an open mic for anyone else who decides to entertain!
INVISIBLE CHILDREN SCREENING: Invisible Children, an organization seeking to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers, will screen Invisible Children: Rough Cut as part of its Face-To-Face Tour on Thursday (November 18) in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m. The documentary revolves around Africa's longest running war, where children have become weapons. Rebel armies, known as the Lord's Resistance Army, have been abducting children and using them as troops while they wage war against the Ugandan government. It is estimated that 90% of the LRA is abducted children. Along with the screening, an ex-child soldier, who was abducted by rebels, will speak of his experience while in captivity and explain how Invisible Children, with the help of students around the country, have aided the lives of many ex-child soldiers. More info at
BOWLING FOR UGANDA: Beta Beta Beta will host its annual "Bowling for Uganda" bowlathon on Friday (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!
COLLEGE SEARCH RETREAT: The College Search Retreat will be held Friday-Sunday (November 19-21) at John Kyle State Park in Sardis, MS). Campus ministry extends thanks to all who were able to provide wonderful scholarship donations to assist students who want to attend! Let us pray that the Lord may bless all the students (more than 50!) who will be attending the Search Retreat.
ALPHA CHI INDUCTION: The fall induction ceremony for the interdisciplinary honor society Alpha Chi will be held Sunday (November 21) at 2:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center. Everyone is invited to come to this event. New inductees have been sent an invitation via email. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. For further information, please contact Dr. Randel Price at

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.)


In-Sik Hwang Gulf South Conference West Division volleyball coaches lauded Lady Buc head coach In-Sik Hwang (pictured at left) as the GSC West Coach of the Year on November 10. Hwang is CBU's first Coach of the Year winner in volleyball, leading the Lady Bucs to a 9-3 Gulf South record, their best mark since joining the league in 1997.
Lady Buc outside hitter Hailey Gillis (Early Childhood '13) was named to the All-GSC West First Volleyball Team, with a season average(and team-high) 2.37 kills per set with a .211 hitting percentage. Lady Buc libero Corinne Doder (Business Administration 12'), setter Kelsey Miles (General Studies '13), and outside hitter Kelly Nolan (Accounting '12) were all named Second Team All-GSC West picks. Corinne led the Lady Bucs with 4.64 digs per set. Kelly averaged 2.08 kills and 2.85 digs per set, while Kelsey averaged 9.72 assists and 0.37 aces per set, both team highs.
Lady Buc goalkeeper Libby Hake (Business Administration '12) was voted to the All-Tournament team of the 2010 Gulf South Conference Women's Soccer Tournament after making eight saves in the Lady Bucs' 2-0 loss to North Alabama.
Fading Light by Connor Robinson Connor Robinson (Mechanical Engineering '11) is represented by three photographs in the book recently published by The Commercial Appeal's "Capture Memphis" project. The book Capture Memphis is on sale at Davis-Kidd Booksellers and online through Pediment Books for $39.95. The 200+ photos of the Memphis area in the book were hand-picked by popular voting at the website and by Commercial Appeal editors from more than 17,000 submissions. The photo at right is entitled Fading Light; click here to check out all of Connor's photos on the "Capture Memphis" website.


Dr. R. Wayne Speer, longtime friend of the University and former trustee (1996-2005), passed away on November 9. An innovator and leader in the aerosol industry, Dr. Speer retired in 2007 and devoted his time and treasure to the charities he held so dear and gave to so generously — in particular, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Christian Brothers University. He leaves his wife, Daveen; daughters Deborah Hopkins and Victoria Clement of Memphis; Cheryl Robert of Kissimmee, FL; Fawn Anderson and Daveen Balliro of Boston; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Harwood Center, or the charity of the donor's choice. Please keep the Speer family in your thoughts and prayers. An online guestbook is available.


TOMS Shoes founder with  Honors Program
TOMS SHOES INSPIRE! CBU Honors Program students attended a talk by TOMS Shoes founder, Blake Mycoskie, on November 10. The CBU program joined the University of Memphis Honors Program to learn about TOMS' One for One Movement, through which the company has given over one million pairs of new shoes to impoverished children around the world. One of Mycoskie's passions is to spark young people to improve the world by acting as socially responsible individuals. Caught up in the excitement of making the world a better place and pictured above with Blake Mycoskie (in the midst of the madness) are: Sarah Longoria, Rebekah Herrman, Hailee Brown, Vance Gamble, Camilla Capras, Jake Porter, Daniela Gomez, Ivan DeSouza, John Tubbs, Nell Brandon, Amanda Willhite, Francziska Jordan, Tiffany Corkran and some random guy.


DID YOU KNOW that since Aramark Dining Services began trayless dining service in spring 2009, CBU has reduced the amount of waste water approximately 41,500 gallons annually - water that would also have had to be heated (saving energy) and would have contained detergents that would have been added into the waste stream.
DID YOU KNOW that CBU's new Living Learning Center is being constructed with a special "cool roof," employing a white solar reflective coating on its surface that lowers carbon emissions and energy costs.


AT&TCBU has entered into a University Advantage Program agreement with AT&T that makes members of the campus community eligible for discounts on qualified wireless services, equipment, and more. Click here to sign up — just enter your email address in the field on the right of the page and follow the instructions. You can save even if you aren't currently an AT&T customer — it's easy to set up AT&T service, too.


The Galleon, CBU's yearbook, needs photos from your organization! Events, officers, new inductees, group photos, candids, anything you want to see in the yearbook. Email them to or call Dr. Karen Golightly at 321-4483 if you'd rather submit by disc or jump drive.
ONE DAY ONLY! Yearbook headshots will be taken on December 8 in Sabbatini Lounge, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Headshots are free for inclusion in the yearbook, but you will also have the opportunity to order your photo via email.


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.


Registration Upcoming Dates:
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:
• 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.

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!

There are THREE $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.
There are also FIVE scholarships available for the study abroad trip to Rome in May!


RING A BELL, SAVE A LIFE: 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. For more information about the Salvation Army and their Red Kettle Program, visit Click here to register >>>

Kristen CroneDO YOU HAVE HAIR TO SPARE? Kristen Crone (Education '11) recently cut off her braids (pictured at left) and donated her hair for kids at St. Jude. This is the second time Kristen has donated her hair; the first time was during her freshman year. Here are a couple of choices for hair donation:
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece. Hair must be in a ponytail or braid before it is cut.
Pantene Beautiful Lengths creates wigs that are distributed for free through select American Cancer Society wig banks across the country. Donated hair must be in a ponytail or braid and measure a minimum of 8 inches (from just above the elastic band of the ponytail to the ends).