vote Dr. Tracie Burke rapelling from top of White Station Tower
WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND? Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Sciences/Honors Program) rappelled down 22 stories from the roof of the White Station Tower (iBank Building) on Saturday to raise money for the Special Olympics. Our Distinguished Lasallian Educator's adrenaline-rushing effort raised $2263.73 for Tennessee athletes! (photo by Dr. Maureen O'Brien)


STUDENT EDITOR NEEDED: Want to work as the editor for Castings, CBU's literary journal? You can get credit for an upper-level English class and gain real-world experience at the same time. Contact Karen B. Golightly at
DELTA SIGMA PI RECRUITMENT: Delta Sigma Pi, the coed business fraternity, will hold its Recruitment Week August 30-September 10:
Meet the Chapter: Thursday, September 1; Montesi Executive Center; 11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Meet the Chapter: Tuesday, September 6; Montesi Executive Center; 5:00 p.m.
"Mixing Business with Pleasure" Social Event: Wednesday, September 7; On the Border (4552 Poplar); 5:00 p.m.
Resume Workshop: Thursday, September 8; Buckman 112; 1:00 p.m.
Applications Due: Thursday, September 8; 3:00 p.m.
For more information contact or visit the DSP table on the lower level on Buckman for more details.
BOOKSTORE NEWS & EXTENDED HOURS: The CBU Bookstore will be open extended hours on Monday and Tuesday, August 29-30, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Bookstore will also add extended hours of operation at the end of each semester to accommodate evening students with rental check in.
Rent-A-Text has company! Follett's Caféscribe offers digital textbooks at prices up to 40%-60% less than new textbooks and can be downloaded to PCs and Macs using Caféscribe's reader Myscribe. The CBU Bookstore have several e-books to offer students from Biology to Spanish.
SUNDAY MASS: Regular Sunday Mass resumes at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 4, in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel. An additional, student-led Mass is held at 9:00 p.m. every Sunday in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel.
STATE YOUR PLATE: Feeling creative? Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to have your design displayed across the largest gallery in the state of Tennessee — the road. Tennesseans for the Arts is calling on all state residents to submit their artwork in the contest, "State Your Plate." The contest is free to enter, and the winner will have his or her design printed on the next specialty license plate! Anyone who is a current Tennessee resident is eligible to submit his or her design for the state's next specialty license plate. The deadline for submissions is October 15! More info >>>
CBU LIcense SPEAKING OF LICENSE PLATES, what better way to show your school spirit than with a CBU license plate? That's right, in case you don't know, CBU has it very own license plate! CBU tags only cost $35 in addition to your regular registration fees and you can purchase them at any Shelby County tag station. To save yourself some time, it is a good idea to call ahead and have one sent to your local office as they are often only stocked at the downtown location. You do not have to wait for your current tag to expire as the state will pro-rate your renewal. For more details please call the Shelby County Information Desk at (901) 545-4244. (Sorry, the one pictured here is already taken…)
ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS: The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery is exhibiting "Selections from the Metal Museum" through October 14. The exhibition is comprised of objects from the permanent collection of the National Ornamental Metal Museum and pieces on loan from local artists. In the foyer of the gallery, a collection of photography by Paula Cravens is on exhibit. Also, new additions to the Beverly and Sam Ross Studio Glass Collection are displayed on the main floor of the Plough Library.


The ITS Help Desk & Computer Center and Plough Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, September 4-5. The 24-hour computer lab will be open and accessible with a CBU ID card.


September 23: Last day to withdraw from a first 8-week class
November 3: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week class


Emily and Lance Forsdick in Barcelona
Dr. Emily Forsdick
(second from right) and CBU trustee Lance Forsdick (third from right) met with administrators at La Salle International Graduate School of Ramon Llull University (BES La Salle) in Barcelona, Spain during the summer to discuss the Master of Business Administration/Master of International Business (MBA-MIB) dual degree soon to be offered at CBU and to explore other avenues for collaboration between the two universities. Pictured with the Forsdicks are Ramon Ollé (far right), Executive President of BES La Salle, and senior members of his Cabinet.


Eric Taylor has joined the Office of Admissions as an Admissions Counselor.
Margretta Dobbs has joined the Student Life Office as Director of Campus Ministry.


George Louis Krupicka, retired Associate Professor of Engineering, died August 19 after a long illness. A 1960 graduate of CBU, he taught Mechanical Engineering from 1960 to 1993. Mr. Krupicka leaves his wife, Betty Krupicka; his daughter, Lisa Krupicka; son-in-law, Sam Crain; his granddaughter, Samantha Krupicka and his extended family. Please keep the Krupicka family in your thoughts and prayers. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the charity of the donor's choice.
Ann Durr, mother of Dr. Rena Durr (Behavioral Sciences) and grandmother of Dorian Durr (Psychology '12), passed away on August 23. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 338.


Gale Listen Frame WOULD YOU RATHER LISTEN TO AN ARTICLE? Several library databases have text-to-voice technology incorporated with fulltext articles, provided the articles are available in plain fulltext (HTML). One example is Points of View, a database that devotes itself to providing pro and con views related to current events and hot topics. While some of the articles in PoV may only be in PDF, most of the online books, articles, transcripts and all of the overviews, points, counterpoints, and guides to analysis on specific topics are in HTML, and because of this they can be listened to as well as read. The Gale databases — such as Academic OneFile, General Reference Center Gold, and Health Reference Center Academic — provide many text-to-voice fulltext articles. When you find one, click on the Full-Text link to open the article; then click the Listen icon in the toolbox on the right side of the screen.


CBU is proud to offer 11 national and international fraternities and sororities. These organizations provide the basis for philanthropic service, scholastic endeavor and social bonds between hundreds of students. We invite you to learn more information about being part of these organizations.

The members of the College Panhellenic Council and Interfratenity Council invite all students to participate in formal recruitment which begins on September 12 for the Interfraternity Council and September 19 for the Panhellenic Council. Please visit the sites below to register:

1. College Panhellenic Council (Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Zeta Tau Alpha)

2. Interfraternity Council ( Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon)

3. National Pan-Hellenic Council (Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta)

For more information on the Greek organizations offered here at CBU, please Google any of the organization names listed above.


In conjunction with Alumni Weekend (see below under Upcoming Events), CBU is inviting the families of our students to campus, October 7-8, for a weekend of fun and fellowship and an opportunity to learn more about the University!

Classroom Visits, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (a list of open classes is available for download here.)
Departmental Open Houses, Department Chair Offices; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Townhall Meeting with the School Deans, Spain Auditorium; 3:00 p.m.
Coffee House, 7:00 p.m., Living Learning Center Commons


Community Service — meet in the foyer of Sabbatini Lounge for assignments at 7:00 a.m. For more information, contact Mario Brown at (901) 321-3529 or
Campus Tours, Meet at Cooper-Wilson Center; 10:00-11:00 a.m.
CBU Birthday Party/Blessing of Living Learning Center, 11:00 a.m., in front of LLC
Tailgate Party, Nolan Field; 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Soccer match (Lady Bucs vs. Bethel University), Signaigo Field; 1:00 p.m.
Tricycle Race, Signaigo Field; immediately following the women's soccer match
Catholic Mass, University Theater; 5:00 p.m.


Joe ShusterSEIDMAN LECTURE SERIES: Joe Shuster, author of Beyond Fossil Fools: The Roadmap to Energy Independence by 2040, will be the keynote speaker at the Fall 2011 M.L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, Buckman Hall. Shuster will address the topic "Energy Foolishness to Energy Independence." A chemical engineer for more than 50 years, Shuster sounds the alarm about our unhealthy reliance on fossil fuels and the energy foolishness inherent in our unmitigated use of such fuels. For more information or to RSVP for the lecture, contact Erica Franklin at (901) 321-3291, or email More info>>>
ALUMNI WEEKEND, OCTOBER 7-8: This year's Alumni Weekend is celebrating reunions for the graduating classes ending in "1" and "6" as well as Alpha Xi Delta. Harold McNeil ('79) and Maria Teresa Blanco Lensing ('01 & '07) have been chosen as the 2011 Distinguished Alumni and will be honored at the Alumni Dinner & Celebration on Saturday, October 8. The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves and simultaneously brought honor to the University and the Alumni Association. For a full schedule of weekend events, visit the Alumni Weekend website.
ST. ANN SPECIAL ATHLETES FUN DAY: The 20th annual St. Ann Special Athletes Fun Day will be held on Saturday, October 8 at Christian Brothers High School (5900 Walnut Grove Road). Hundreds of volunteers will be on hand this year to help with registration that begins at 8:00 a.m., opening ceremonies that begin at 9:00 a.m., the various track and field events, including the 25-meter dash, softball throw, soccer kick, Frisbee throw, and bean toss, as well as events for wheelchair participants, awarding medals and ribbons, and helping with lunch. Volunteers from St. Ann Church and School, Christian Brothers University, Christian Brothers High School, and the Knights of Columbus Council 7170, among other organizations, will be on hand to help. Individuals or groups who would like to volunteer to help should call Bruce Glaser at (901) 388-6342.
400 YEARS OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE: The Catholic Roundtable at CBU will join with other area institutions to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible this fall. The Catholic Roundtable will present a lecture by Dr. Ellie Bagley about the Catholic responses to the King James Version on Monday, October 24, in Spain Auditorium. Bagley, an Assistant Professor of Religion at Middlebury College, is the author of a soon-to-be-published book entitled Catholic Critics of the King James Bible, 1611-1911. Other local events scheduled to celebrate the 400th anniversary can be found at
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President is Tuesday, October 25 in the University Theater. Faculty and staff, please show up at 12:30 for snacks and conversation in the lobby. Conversation with Dr. Smarrelli will begin afterward in the theater to discuss matters of relevance in an informal setting. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss topics large and small.
BR. MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The 23rd Annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament will be held Monday, October 31 at TPC at Southwind (3325 Club at Southwind). Registration for four-person teams begins at 8:00 a.m. for a shotgun start at 9:00. Fees are $150 per player or $600 per team. Registration includes greens fees, cart, three flights (1st & 2nd place prizes), door prizes, a putting contest, a longest drive contest, hole-in-one contest, and lunch. For more information, contact Donna Crone at (901) 321-3478 or All proceeds benefit the CBU Buccaneer Scholarship Fund.

08/28: Lady Bucs 1, Hendrix College 1 (at Conway, AR; exhibition)


09/02: Thomas University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/02: Lyon College (Batesville, AR; 5:00 p.m.)
09/04: Thomas University (Signaigo Field; 12:00 p.m.)
09/02: University of Montevallo (Canale Arena; 9:00 a.m.)
09/02: University of Arkansas-Monticello (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
09/03: American International College (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
09/03: Henderson State University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
09/03: Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic (Mike Rose Soccer Complex; 8:40 p.m.)