Lasallian Volunteers and "Stanta" Claus
LASALLIAN VOLUNTEERS ASK SANTA FOR A GOOD RACE: Samantha Almanza (front left; Liberal Studies '09) joined a few of her Lasallian Volunteer sisters at last Thursday's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting in petitioning CBU's own "Stanta" Claus (Dr. Stan Eisen, Biology) for success in the Memphis Marathon on December 4. Samantha is currently a Volunteer at the San Miguel School in Providence, RI. Joining Sam and Dr. Stanta are (l-r, back row) Megan Connolly, Desi Lopez, Catherine Calogero and Ana De Leon. In total, 71 Lasallian Volunteers came to Memphis for the Marathon, 54 of whom were housed at CBU. Their fundraising goal in running was $57,000; as of Monday morning (December 6), they had raised nearly 90% of that goal. You can still make a donation to the LV cause here — be generous!

More photos from the Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting!>>>

EVENTS THIS WEEK

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YEARBOOK PHOTOS: ONE DAY ONLY! Yearbook headshots will be taken on Wednesday (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!!
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FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics, is Wednesday (December 8). CBU will have a University Celebration of Mass at 5:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel. All are cordially invited to attend.

ONGOING EVENTS
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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 Friday (December 10). The gallery is located on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library.

KUDOS

Dr. Samantha Alperin (Education) served as an advisor for a new text by Maureen McLaughlin, Content Area Reading: Teaching and Learning In An Age of Multiple Intelligences.
Dr. David Dault (Religion & Philosophy) presented a paper entitled "From Cultural Materialism to Material Scripture" as part of a panel he organized on behalf of the Society for Comparative Research of Iconic and Performative Texts for the American Academy of Religion conference in Atlanta, October 30-November 1.
Natalie Hart (Biology '11) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Medicine.
Bobby Lawrence (Biology '07) has been accepted to the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS

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"BOWLING FOR UGANDA" RESULTS:
Beta Beta Beta biology honor society held its annual Bowlathon on November 19 at Billy Hardwick's to support Hope North in Uganda. CBU4VC members were also in attendance in efforts to raise money for Uganda via Arudo Yat jewelry, all handmade pieces from Africa. Nineteen teams participated in bowling including an alumni and a faculty team. The winners are as follows:
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1st place
Kappa Sigma, 2nd place
American Society of Chemical Engineers, 3rd place
• Individual with highest average: Velita Thornton ('13)
To date, Beta Beta Beta has collected $1,360 — all proceeds go to benefit the Ugandan refugees. Tri Beta thanks everyone who turned out to support this incredibly important cause — and sends special thanks to Kelly Jeu (Biomedical Science '12), who served as the Bowlathon committee chair.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Salvation Army
RING A BELL, SAVE A LIFE: Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. (CBU president) was joined by Amber Lackey (Biomedical Science '14), Ashley Haliburton (Applied Psychology '12) and Shannon McDonald (Chemistry '14) to ring bells in front of Schnucks on Union Avenue on December 4 to raise money for the Salvation Army. For more information about the Salvation Army and their Red Kettle Program, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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JOIN THE MEMPHIS LITERACY CORPS FOR 2011:
The Memphis Literacy Corps, the largest school and community based tutoring program to build children's literacy, launches again in January. Tutors need to visit the website to fill out an application. All tutors must also attend ONE of the following tutor training sessions: Saturday Sessions: January 8, 15, and 22 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.; Tuesday, January 18 or Thursday, January 20 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. All training sessions are in the auditorium of East High School (3206 Poplar Avenue). Please consider being a part of this year’s effort! Any questions? Email Ms. Erica Jones at jonesericam@mcsk12.net for more information. Click here for this year’s informational flyer.

OUR CELEBRATION OF ADVENT

AdventThe Church season of Advent began on November 28, a time to prepare ourselves for the celebration of Christ's birth. Let us take the time in the next weeks before Christmas to take an inventory of our relationships with God, self and others! 

As part of putting our faith into action, let us encourage each other to offer a gift of food — canned goods and/or non-perishable items for Christmas Baskets for poor families throughout Memphis. The drop-off center for the food is located at the entrance of Alfonso Dining Hall on the second level of the Thomas Center. Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 10. Monetary donations are also welcome; Br. Rob is the contact person for money — 321-3509 or rveselsk@cbu.edu.  

Another service opportunity is to make peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches for St. Mary's Soup Kitchen on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall.

LET US PUT OUR FAITH INTO ACTION, PARTICULARLY FOR OUR NEEDIEST BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN MEMPHIS DURING THIS SEASON OF ADVENT!

CBU STUDENTS: GET ON THE BUS!

"American Experience," the PBS series that commissioned the film Freedom Riders, invites college students to "Get on the Bus" — apply now to be one of 40 college students to join original Freedom Riders in retracing the 1961 Rides. The 2011 Student Freedom Ride will retrace the 1961 civil rights bus rides that are the subject of the film. During the protests, some 430 black and white men and women, mostly students, traveled to the South to challenge segregation, meeting the violence they encountered with their own nonviolent tactics, and eventually spurring the Kennedy administration to action.

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PBS is soliciting applications from college students for 40 expenses-paid seats on the trip, which will begin with a public event in Washington and travel through seven Southern states on May 6-16, 2011. The trip will overlap with a reunion of original Freedom Riders noting the 50th anniversary of their ride. Students will be chosen partly based on their social media and civic engagement involvement.

Apply now at the Freedom Riders website!

MATH CENTER: EXAM WEEK HOURS

The Math Center will open the following hours during Exam Week (December 13-18):

Monday, 12/13: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 7:15-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/14: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 7:15-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/15: 9:00 a.m. - noon; 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 12/16: CLOSED
Friday, 12/17: 4:00-5:45 p.m.; 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12/18: Noon-1:30 p.m.

The Math Center is located in Cooper-Wilson 321.

THE 2011 GALLEON YEARBOOK

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 kgolight@cbu.edu or call Dr. Karen Golightly at 321-4483 if you'd rather submit by disc or jump drive.
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!

NEWS FROM THE REGISTRAR

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FALL ONLINE COURSE EVALUATIONS ARE OPEN:
Fall Full-term and 2nd 8-week term course evaluations are currently open and will close December 12. Don't wait! We want your input! Students who complete ALL of their course evaluations are entered in a drawing for one of several great prizes. Just ask Ethan Clapp who won a $50 gift certificate, or Herman Jorgensen IV who won an iPod Shuffle! Congratulations to our instructor winner, Dr. Betty Johnson, who also won a $50 gift certificate for her great response rate! Click here to be taken directly to the evaluation site. Complete ALL your evaluations now and you just might be a winner!