vote Lasallian Fellows 2012
LASALLIAN FELLOWS OF THE CLASS OF 2012: Congratulations to the 2011 Lasallian Fellows (pictured above, standing l-r)Paige Campbell (Psychology '12), Steven Menezes (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science '12), Andrew Greenop (Mechanical Engineering '12), Samantha Noland (Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy '12) and Samantha Bownes (Biology '12), with Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., CBU President. The Lasallian Fellows Program is made possible by the generosity of CBU trustee Joyce Mollerup and her husband Bob Buckman (pictured above, seated). It is an annual fellowship program awarding $5,000 each to five members of the senior class whose scholarship, leadership and service reflect CBU's Lasallian values. Lasallian values include being committed to the service of the under-served, being sensitive to social and community needs, and putting faith into action. Students are nominated for this award by members of the CBU faculty and staff and selected based on the above criteria.


DELTA SIGMA PI RECRUITMENT: Delta Sigma Pi, the coed business fraternity, will hold its Recruitment Week through September 10:
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.
COMMUTER STUDENT BREAKFAST: Hey, commuters! Stop by in front of Human Resources in St, Joseph Hall and grab some FREE coffee and juice and breakfast on Wednesday (September 7), 8:30-10:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Inter-fraternity Council.
RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP: If you need assistance building a resume from scratch, need to revamp or revise an existing document, or just put the finishing formatting touches on one you've already been using, make plans now to attend this workshop on Thursday (September 8) at 1:00 p.m. in Assisi Hall 153 (Science Auditorium). You'll also get an overview of Nace-Link, how to load your resume, and more. Please register for or sign-in to your Nace-Link account to RSVP for this event (click the "Events" tab, then "Workshops," select the event you want to attend, then click the "RSVP" button).
MR. CBU PAGEANT: Join the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha for the 8th annual Mr. CBU Pageant on Saturday (September 10)! This event is an entertaining pageant in which male students compete in talent, swimsuit and evening wear competitions, with a spaghetti dinner being served before the event. The spaghetti dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall, and Mr. CBU starts at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Tickets are on sale this week in Alfonso — Combined tickets are only $8.00 for dinner and the pageant, or separately for $5.00 each! Mr. CBU t-shirts are available for $10 OR you can get both event + the t-shirt for only $17. All proceeds go to benefit breast cancer awareness and education!
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
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.


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


Adam Blair (Electrical Engineering '12) received a $7,600 internship at the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program this past summer at the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, MD. This is the Navy's center of excellence for ships and submarines and their systems.
Erika Olvera (Biomedical Engineering '15) was the recipient of a $1,150 scholarship award from the Memphis chapter of the National Hispanic Professional Organization.
Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. (CBU President) has been appointed by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell as one of five persons to serve on the commission that will create a transition plan for merging Shelby County's two school systems.
Brother Stan Sobczyk (former CBU President) will one of two honorees at the Ave Maria Foundation Dinner on October 2 at Heffernan Hall at CBHS. The dinner will recognize the professional and personal contributions of Brother Stan and Angelo Lucchesi to numerous Catholic, nonprofit and civic organizations in Greater Memphis. For tickets and more information, contact Lisa Bell at 405-3791 or visit

Barcelona Visitors
(l-r) Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) and Dr. Emily Forsdick (International Initiatives) welcomed international visitors from La Salle University in Barcelona, Spain to CBU this past summer — Ms. Tallulah Forrest, International Studies coordinator; Maria Valdez, La Salle student; and Dr. Oscar Garcia, Professor.


Robert Arnold has joined the Office of Advancement as Director of Grants and Research. He comes to CBU from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
Kimberly Neal has joined the Office of Student Life as a part-time Administrative Assistant and Associate Director of Campus Housing.


Melissa Hanson has joined the Office of Academic Affairs as Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness. She has worked in the Office of Advancement as Director of Grants and Research since 2008.


Walter Holcomb, spouse of Laura Holcomb (Aramark Service for Barry Hall), passed away on August 27. Please keep Mrs. Holcomb and family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to her home at 1252 Maywood Street, Memphis TN 38114.
Rose W. Pearson, mother-in-law of Brenda Pearson (Advancement), passed away on August 28. Please keep the Pearson family in your thoughts and prayers. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association.


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. If you are interested in the following organizations of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity), you must attend one of the four Greek Forum sessions held monthly. This month's session is September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Hall 10. The Greek Forum session will explain to potential members of NPHC organizations general information and details on the process of applying.

For up-to-date information on these activities and more, visit the 'Campus Activities Calendar' or follow @cbulife on Twitter for instant campus updates.


Family WeekendIn 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! More info >>>

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 — CBU will present a showcase of its faculty, staff and students' talents. The show will include both experienced performers and those who have never been in front of an audience before. Parents are welcome and encouraged to share a talent. If you are interested in participating, please email Light refreshments will be served.


Community Service: CBU alumni, students, faculty, staff and parents are invited to participate in a service project by joining Springfield Baptist Church, Clean Memphis, VECA, Rhodes College and Memphis City Beautiful for a neighborhood cleanup, planting and board-up project. 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.


Here's an opportunity for CBU faculty, staff and students to display their talents at a Coffee House, scheduled for Family Weekend (see above) on Friday, October 7, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Commons of the Living Learning Center. If you have talent, WE WANT YOU!! Please email if you would like to participate. Parents are also invited to participate!


PRESENTATION ON DRINKING & DRIVING: The CBU campus community is invited to join the freshman class, the peer counselors and representatives from Athletics and the Greek organizations on Tuesday, September 13, 1:00–1:50 p.m. in the University Theater for a presentation by Blake McMeans. A former tennis player ranked number four in the nation, McMeans will share his story about the reality of what drinking and driving can do to a person's life. He is a courageous and inspirational speaker with a message that needs to be heard by every person who gets behind the wheel of a car. For more information, visit
Marcela Pinilla NATIONAL HISPANIC MONTH: The National Hispanic Month Celebration at CBU will kick off on Thursday, September 15 with entertainment and lunch in the Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Entertainment begins at 12:15 p.m. featuring Marcela Pinilla, performer, singer and songwriter from Bogota, Colombia. She specializes in modern Latin Jazz Fusion. Cosponsored by the Student Government Association.

Press play above to listen to Marcela Pinilla performing "Ahi estare" (if player doesn't appear in your browser, email or mobile device, please click here.)
MEMORY LANE LUNCH & LEARN: Brother Louis Althaus and other friends will launch a 140th Anniversary Series of brown-bag luncheons by reminiscing about the history of the School of Engineering at CBU on Thursday, September 15 in Sabbatini Lounge at noon. Bring a brown bag lunch or buy lunch for $5 in the newly renovated Alfonso Dining Hall. For more information, call the Alumni Office at 321-3254 or email
MHIRT SEMINAR: The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program Seminar will be held on September 24 in Cooper-Wilson Center 105, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This seminar allows the MHIRT students to present the results of their research from the previous summer. The event represents the official end of the 2011 summer session and the beginning of recruitment for summer 2012. It is open to the public.
SEIDMAN 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>>>
POETRY READING: Mark Jarman, Centennial Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Vanderbilt University, will give a poetry reading on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. The author of numerous collections of poetry, Jarman is also a contributor of poems to periodicals, including the New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Southwest Review, Ploughshares, and Atlantic Monthly. Many of his works have received awards, including his poetry collection Questions for Ecclesiastes which won the 1998 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Black Riviera (1990), won the 1991 Poets' Prize. Jarman's reading is free and open to the public. For more information contact Karen Golightly at (901) 321-4483, or email
Alumni Weekend 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 the Honors Program and 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.
    The CBU Bookstore will be open extra hours and offering alums 25% off all gifts and clothing! In addition to the lineup of official events, there will be an Alumni Soccer Game at Signaigo Field on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. All men's and women's soccer alumni are welcome to play. Contact Mark Zahn at for more details.
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.

MEN'S SOCCER (0-1, 0-0 GSC)
09/02: Bucs 1,
Thomas University 2 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN'S SOCCER (1-0-1, 0-0 GSC)
Lady Bucs 1, Lyon College 0 (at Batesville, AR)
09/04: Lady Bucs 2, Thomas University 2 (2OT; at Signaigo Field)
Lady Bucs 3, University of Montevallo 0 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 3, University of Arkansas-Monticello 0 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 3, American International College 0 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 3, Henderson State University 0 (at Canale Arena)
09/03: Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic (at Mike Rose Soccer Complex)
Bucs 19th of 22 teams; Alex Shipp led the Bucs (71st of 200, 22:08.82); Lady Bucs 22nd of 25 teams; Cali Copsey led the Lady Bucs (122nd of 206, 21:53.81).


09/06: Union University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/08: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 4:30 p.m.)
09/09: Lynn University (Signaigo Field; 7:30 p.m.)
09/11: Eckerd College (Signaigo Field; 1:30 p.m.)
09/06: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 7:00 p.m.)
09/09: Nova Southeastern University (Florence, AL; 10:00 a.m.)
09/09: Saint Leo University (Florence, AL; 2:30 p.m.)
09/10: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 11:00 a.m.)
09/10: Arkansas Tech University (Huntsville, AL; 1:00 p.m.)
09/10: Fleet Feet Sports/Earl Jacoby Memorial (Sharon Johnston Park, Huntsville, AL; 9:00 a.m.)
09/05-06: The Buccaneer (Tunica National Golf and Tennis Club, Tunica, MS)