The video above is a public service announcement for Black History Month featuring Dr. John Smarrelli for CBU, produced and being aired by WREG News Channel 3. (If the video does not play in your browser, email or mobile device, please click here.) There is a full schedule of events planned on campus to celebrate achievements by black Americans and recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

Rose Mapendo CBU will kick off its month-long celebration with Rose Mapendo (pictured at left) as its keynote speaker. Mapendo, named 2009 Humanitarian of the Year by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, will present "Pushing the Elephant" on Thursday (February 3) at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Mapendo’s work has had a significant impact and invigorated world and local leaders to revisit the manner in which justice is enforced. More info>>
Black History Month will continue with an African-American Film Series which begins with Amistad on Friday (February 4). Other screenings will include Hotel Rwanda on February 16 and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner on February 23. All showings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Spain Auditorium.
Dr. Karl Leib (History & Political Science) and Benjamin Head (Plough Library) will present the "Four Important Supreme Court Decisions in Black History" at a brown bag luncheon on February 8 in Sabbatini Lounge. Lunch will be provided to the first 40 individuals.
D'Army Bailey, former Circuit Court Judge and civil rights activist, will present "The Story of a Journey" on February 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Judge Bailey is also the author of The Education of a Black Radical: A Southern Civil Rights Activist's Journey 1959-1964 (with CBU professor Dr. Roger Easson).

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Conway-Barnett at or (901) 321-3536.


THEATRE AUDITIONS: Auditions for Schoolhouse Rock, a musical based on the Saturday morning cartoon, will be held on Monday (January 31) at 6:30 p.m. in the University Theater. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Matthew Hamner (Visual & Performing Arts) at
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: If you are looking for an hour each week to pray in peace, here's an opportunity for the semester! There is praise and worship/adoration every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel. It will last for one hour but you may stay as briefly or as long as you wish to pray the rosary, listen, sing awesome praise and worship songs, and feel the holy presence of God. If you have any questions please contact Brother Rob at or Wesley Hall at
WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT: Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling, is conducting workshop sessions focused on basic study skills, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. These workshops are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student. Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions — the third session is Thursday (February 3). The final session will be held on February 10; all sessions will be held in the Thomas Center Conference Room, 1:00–1:50 p.m.
MEDICAL DEVICE PACKAGING SEMINAR: The Healthcare Packaging Consortium will host a seminar entitled "Medical Device Packaging for Non-Packaging Professionals" on Friday (February 4), 1:00-4:30 p.m., in Sabbatini Lounge. It is free to CBU students, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit the consortium website.
Super Bowl PartySUPER BOWL PARTY: Come One! Come All! Residence Life and Campus Ministry are sponsoring a CBU Community Super Bowl Party on Sunday (February 6) for students, faculty, staff and the Brothers. It all starts with Mass at 3:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel (there will be no 9:00 p.m. Mass) — and yes, you are allowed to pray for your favorite team. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall with wings, pizza, brats, dogs and much, much more great football food. The Big Game begins at 5:30 on an EIGHT-FOOT SCREEN! Prizes, gifts, and much much more will be given out during halftime — at some point during the game, $50 cash prizes will be award to two lucky winners! Throughout the game, snacks will be provided — popcorn, pretzels, nachos and more. For the 21+ attendees, $1.00 beers will be available. Let's come together and enjoy one another's company and have a great time!!

ART EXHIBIT: "Translated Landscapes," featuring paintings by Brian Taylor, runs through February 24 in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library), 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibit . Taylor is a graduate of the University of Memphis with B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Studio Art. He is currently a Professor of Art at Shorter University in Rome, GA and serves as Chair for the Art Department. (In the gallery foyer, Alex Lucas is presenting an exhibition entitled "Women and Senses.") More info>>
RELIC COLLECTION ON EXHIBIT: Christian Brothers University is presenting the "Relic Collection," which belongs to the De La Salle Archives of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest District, through May 1 in Plough Memorial Library. This recently modernized collection of 358 relics is publicly exhibited once every three years so that students and other interested persons can view and learn about the history of relics in the Catholic Tradition. The exhibit is free and open to the public.


Registration reopens Monday, February 7, for the 2nd 8-week Spring Term of classes. The last day to withdraw from the 1st 8-week Spring Term course is Friday, February 11.


Cathy Carter (Mathematics), Brittany Course (Mathematics & Computer Science '11), and Alan Killen (Mathematics & Civil Engineering '11) presented a paper on "Folding Math Together: A Senior Seminar in Origami" at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans on January 6-9. More than 6000 other mathematicians attended the conference.  
Last fall while on maternity leave, Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta, October 30-November 1, where she presented a paper entitled "'You who will never be me nor mine': Toward a Feminist Apophatic Theology of Religious Difference."
Andrew Morgret (Accounting) was awarded the 2011 Rector's Cross for Outstanding Service at St. Elisabeth's Episcopal Church on January 23. He has served as the church's treasurer and currently a serving as a verger.


Karen Sue Gangluff Howe ('84) passed away on January 18 after a long battle with leukemia. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Dr. Laurence J. Howe ('81); daughter Lauren Howe; sons Edmund Howe ('10) and Thomas Howe; parents, Edmund and Ann Gangluff; sisters Joyce Hood, Sherry Burgener, Carol Kordsmeier ('91); brothers Steven Gangluff ('89) and Randy Gangluff ('98). Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (7000 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, AR 72116).
Nelda Maxine Graham Gilliam, mother of Dr. Clayann Gilliam Panetta (Literature & Languages), passed away on January 22 at age 82. Please keep Dr. Panetta and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 77.


CBU's Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will hold its first meeting on Tuesday (February 1) at 12:30 p.m. in Kenrick Hall 108. The meeting will be an introductory information session for those new to the club. GSA will also hold elections for new officers. If you are interested in GSA's events, educational speakers or discussions, or its dedication to supporting the community, please be sure to attend. GSA is always welcoming new members! More info at the GSA Facebook group page!
Delta Sigma Pi, the professional, co-ed fraternity, invites all business students to its upcoming recruitment events. With Delta Sigma Pi (DSP), you develop lasting relationships with brothers who share a common professional interest — but more importantly, DSP gives you the tools to succeed in the business world. Please join the Epsilon Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi in all of its activities for the Spring 2011 semester:
— Tuesday (February 1): Meet the Chapter at 12:30 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall 211)
— Wednesday (February 2): Kooky Canuck Dinner at 4:00 p.m. Meet in front of Buckman Hall at 3:30 p.m.
— February 8: Meet the Chapter at 5:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center
More info at the DSP Facebook group!
Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority will be holding recruitment events this week on Tuesday (February 1), Wednesday (February 2) and Thursday (February 3) in Sabbatini Lounge, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Any women interested in learning more about membership in AST are invited! Visit and contact Amy at for more information.


Tickets for Homecoming Dance on sale Tuesday-Friday in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Questions regarding the competitions? Please visit Student Life or email Michael Berry at
Rock the Reddies!
• The 2011 Homecoming Olympics will be held at 6:00 p.m. in Canale Arena.
Free Cookout in Buckman Quad, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
All Sing Competition at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater.
Spirit Day Sign-in in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Homecoming Banners due to the Office of Student Life by 3:00 p.m.
• The Christian Brothers University Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2011 as part of Homecoming weekend at the Hall of Fame Banquet at 6:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. This year’s class features Dustin Allison, Jennie Bradford, Michele Bradley, Mike Broderick, Brother Cy Conroy, Randy Engel, Earl Gillespie, Don Popp, Melanie Stephenson and Dave Terrell. Tickets for the Banquet are $40 each, and a table of eight is $320. A reservation form can be downloaded online. More info >>>
• The 3rd Annual Alumni Dodgeball World Championship will be held on Friday, February 11, in Canale Arena. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the games will start at 7:00 p.m. The co-ed dodgeball tournament is open to teams of SIX players each — open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni for a $5 registration fee. Online registration will be available soon — check the Alumni Events page for updates.
Homecoming Dance with musical guest King Beez, 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Buses leave Central Lot. Homecoming Court will be announced.
Lady Bucs vs. Henderson State Lady Reddies at 2:00 p.m. in Canale Arena
Bucs vs. Henderson State Reddies at 4:00 p.m. in Canale Arena — Homecoming Court will be presented at halftime.


2011-12 RESIDENT ASSISTANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: Do you want to make a positive impact on the CBU community? Are you creative and hard-working? Do you have exciting programming ideas? Are you a good listener and willing to lend a helping hand? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you may be interested in applying for the Resident Assistant position. Please stop by the Office of Student Life for an application and more information. Applications are due by February 11 at 4:30 p.m.
CBU HEALTH RESOURCES SURVEY: In an effort to provide adequate services and programs, Health Resources would like for you to participate in a quick survey. This will help better meet the needs of the CBU community. Please go to the following website to complete the survey:
WHO'S WHO APPLICATIONS: Applications are now open for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. A nominee from Christian Brothers University is a student that is academically and philosophically prepared and capable of aiding today’s society. Thus, the member will have demonstrated a combination of academic excellence, community services, involvement in extracurricular activities, and the potential for continued success. Naturally, different members will have excelled in different areas, but all members are deemed as current and future beneficial contributors to our society. A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 for undergraduates in junior or senior standing or 3.0 for graduate students is necessary to be considered. Please follow this link to submit your application: The deadline is February 18.


ATTENTION FACULTY & STAFF: The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Leadership Team has placed a QEP informational flyer in the envelopes containing employee W-2 forms. Everyone is encouraged to read the contents of the flyer and learn why CBU is participating in this process. Thank you!


CBU GmailAs of January 20, delivery of student email to Squirrelmail has ended. Email to students is now being delivered only to the student's CBU G-mail account.

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Your CBU username remains the same — Click here to set up a password for your upgraded account. Then visit the CBU webmail site and follow the links for Gmail. The ITS Help Desk is available to assist you with this transition — in person, (901) 321-4438 or — Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:00-7:00 p.m.


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