Memphis Zoo Ice Rink
MARKETING ON ICE: The recent cohort in Father Paul Watkins' CMBA Marketing Capstone Project course selected a joint venture with the Memphis Zoo as their project to help promote its new Zoo on Ice skating rink. The students provided the Zoo with a comprehensive marketing plan; pricing recommendations; promotional strategies; cross-promotional tie-in opportunities; and a competitive venue analysis. Pictured above at the Media Day Opening of the ice rink on November 18 are Hayley Isaac (MBA Program Administrator), Alex Mathis, Chris Burcky, Wendi Allan, Fr. Paul Watkins, OP (Marketing), Dr. Chuck Brady (Memphis Zoo President/CEO), Steve Price, and Zach Herring.   


DELTASIG FUNDRAISER @ ON THE BORDER: The Epsilon Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi at CBU is hosting a fundraiser at On The Border Mexican Grill on Monday (November 22). All you have to do to support the chapter is eat at the 4552 Poplar location on Monday and bring in the flyer that can be downloaded at the Facebook event page or at the link below. You can go any time that day, but if you would like to join the chapter for a specific time please let them know so they can reserve a table that's big enough! Download the Flyer Here!
EVENING OF RECITAL: The Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents "An Evening of Recital" featuring voice students of Tommy Gaines and piano students of Sharon Momany on Tuesday (November 23) at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS: The Beringer Computer Center and ITS Help Desk will be CLOSED Thursday through Sunday, November 25-28. The 24-hour lab will be accessible with CBU ID card.
MESSAGE FROM THE BUSINESS OFFICE: There will be no Refund Checks available this week. However, the Business Office will process the ERefunds on Tuesday.  Spring Statements will start hitting your CBU email in early December.  Finalizing and payment on accounts should be done online by January 7, 2011.  The Add/Drop deadline will not change in Spring!
CHRISTMAS BASKETS FOR FAMILIES: Campus Ministry invites the campus community to bring canned goods, non-perishable items and/or money to fill Christmas Baskets for local families in need. Collection boxes for food items are placed at the entrance to Alfonso Dining Hall. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, contact Brother Rob Veselsky ( or 321-3509); your donation will be used to buy food. Thanks so much for your generosity. The collection will go until Friday, December 10, and then the baskets will be delivered personally to homes of the needy.

CBU FACULTY ART EXHIBIT: The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery features 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.


Simon Hua "The End"Simon Hua (Graphic Design '12) is represented by six 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 left is entitled The End; click here to check out all of Simon's photos on the "Capture Memphis" website.
Buccaneer guard Scott Dennis (Business Administration '12) was named Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the period ending November 17 after averaging 17.0 points and 14.7 rebounds per game in leading the Bucs to a 3-0 weekend to start the season.
Lady Buc forward Caitlin House (Natural Science '13) was named Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the period ending November 17 after leading the Lady Bucs to a pair of wins in the first weekend of the season.
Mark McClellan (Student Financial Assistance) was a featured presenter at the Tennessee Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers state convention, November 17-19. His presentation was entitled "Duct Tape, Super Glue and Welding Torches:  Understanding the Parents of the Whatever Generation."  Among 16 presenters selected to participate, he was the only one representing a private university.
Brandon Mitchell-Duncan (English for Corporate Communications '13) won third place in the Freshman Men category at the Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions on October 30 at Union University in Jackson, TN. Voice students from all over the state of Tennessee competed. Also taking part in the auditions were Jonathan Fili (Engineering Physics '13), Bridget Fowler (Studio Art '11), Liz Kellicut (Arts '12), Michael Sanford (Mechanical Engineering '13) and Amanda Willhite (Psychology '13), who all received excellent scores. The students are taught by Tommy Gaines (Music).
Dr. Ric Potts (Education) presented a session entitled “Adolescent Literacy: Lessons From the Field,” at the 36th Tennessee Reading Association Annual Conference on November 10 in Murfreesboro, TN.
Several CBU students and a faculty member presented posters at the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, November 13-17. (There were 31,000 people in attendance!) Dominique Garcia Robles (Chemistry '11) presented "Analysis of Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 Receptor Expression in Y79Retinoblastoma Cells" (coauthored by Luiz R.G. Britto and Mauro Leonelli); Vanessa K. Walker (Biomedical Science '11) presented "Extinction of Olfactory Fear Conditioning in Rats" (coauthored by Antonio Pádua Carobrez); Amanda Fitzgerald (Biology '11) presented "Effects of a High Cholesterol Diet on Smooth Muscle and Cholesterol levels in Arteries of Variant Diameter" (coauthored by Maria Asuncion-Chin, Anna N. Bukiya and Alejandro M. Dopico); and Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald presented "Neurons of the Nucleus of Solitary Tract Regulating Choroidal Blood Flow are Under Inhibitory Control" (coauthored by Chunyan Li, Nobel Del Mar and Anton Reiner).
Great American Smoke-OutThe new "tobacco-free campus" (which will actually go into effect on August 1, 2011) was kicked off at a celebration of the annual Great American Smoke-Out on November 18. Pictured above are policy committee members (l-r) Benjamin Head (Plough Library), Donna Crone (Athletics), Ken Massa (Human Resources), Dianne Kramer (Business Office), Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology), Karen Conway-Barnett (Dean of Students), and Dr. John Smarrelli (CBU President). Information was given out on programs and services, including support groups, cessation classes and over-the-counter products that will be offered to the campus community throughout the 2011-12 academic year to assist the CBU community members who "commit to quit."


Brother Rob and Campus Ministry extend HEARTFELT THANKS for the prayers, financial assistance, and great support of the CBU Community for the 2010 College Search Retreat. The Retreat was a great success! We had 50 students attend the Retreat, and God was present in a number of ways — most of all through the kids. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and may God continue to bless our CBU Community!


Dome of the RockUpcoming study abroad opportunities:
Exchange program opportunities in Barcelona, Austria and elsewhere — CBU scholarships, grants, and all state and federal aid will apply!
China (Winter Break 2010)
Argentina (Spring Break 2011)*
Rome, Italy (May 2011)*
Israel (June/July 2011)
MHIRT trips to Brazil and Uganda (Summer 2011)

*There are five $500 scholarships for the trips to Argentina and Italy!

Check out the Study Abroad Newsletter!


CBU will host the 2011 Mid-South Annual Engineering and Sciences Conference (MAESC) on May 3, 2011 with "Sustainability" as the theme. Interested students, faculty and staff are invited to submit an abstract for a 20-30 minute presentation at the conference. Abstract submission deadline is January 28, 2011. For more information, please visit the MAESC website or contact Dr. Pong Malasri, conference coordinator, at


SWE Recycling Winners
Pictured above
are Sarah Kelley (Electrical/Computer Engineering '13) and Morgan Harrell (Chemical Engineering '11), representatives of the Society for Women Engineers (SWE), the winning group in the CBU's America Recycles Day competition on November 15. The Sustainability Committee wants to thank all of the groups and individuals who participated in the America Recycles Day contest. SWE's 1st place finish came from the 15 bags they recycled, Sigma Alpha Epsilon came in 2nd place with 13 bags, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers placed 3rd place with 10 bags. Other participating campus groups included American Chemical Society, Art Club, Beta Beta Beta, Gay Straight Alliance, Kappa Sigma, Library Staff, Phi Alpha Theta, School of Arts Faculty and Staff, Voldemort (independent student group) and Zeta Phi Beta. There were 88 30-gallon bags of material recycled as a result of the contest. If that was all from one week, it means CBU could collect 352 bags per month and 4,224 bags per year — so please think about how much waste you as an individual create and try to limit that waste and recycle when possible. The recycling bin behind O’Hara Hall is always there. 
DID YOU KNOW? A sub-committee of the CBU Sustainability Committee has been formed that is charged with development of a campus-wide recycling program.
DID YOU KNOW? CBU's new Living Learning Center will have preferred parking spaces for electric and fuel-efficient vehicles and a power location to charge four electric cars.


Blood Donors RockCalling all turkey gobblers! ‘Tis the season for giving everyone and the perfect gift is life to all. The American Red Cross is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 30, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room. All donors will receive a camouflaged hunting cap as a gift along with snacks, drinks and a BIG THANK YOU! CBU's goal is 30 units, and we need everyone to help hit that mark. Sign up for an appointment either in the Student Life Office or Events Management.


Galleon 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. FREE COFFEE!!
Order your copy of The Galleon NOW! Place your order by December 15 to ensure that you get your copy! The 2011 Galleon can be ordered directly from Walsworth Publishing Company by following the link below. Walsworth Publishing Company has been producing outstanding yearbooks and providing exemplary service to customers for more than 60 years. Cost for the yearbook is $40 each plus a $2.00 service fee; the CBU Alumni Office is picking up $20 of the regular $60 price of each yearbook!. Click here to order!


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.


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
Now Open: Day Seniors
Now Open: Day Juniors
Now Open: Day Sophomores
November 23: Day Freshmen
All undergraduate students should meet with their advisors to receive their alternate PIN.


ALSAC/St. Jude is hiring interns for its National Program Marketing department for the spring semester. Because it is an unpaid academic internship, students must be able to either receive course credit or fulfill a similar requirement with a letter from an academic advisor. Interns would work in a fundraising/marketing environment for the nation’s most trusted charity and one that raises over $700 million annually (third largest health charity in the world). Click here for requirements, internship description and application.