vote Birthday Cake & Blessings
BIRTHDAY CAKE AND BLESSINGS: Join the entire CBU Community — students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents! — for a combined celebration of CBU's 140th Anniversary and the opening of the our newly constructed Living Learning Center on Saturday, October 8, at 11:00 a.m. There will be cake, candles (lots of them) and an official blessing of the new Center. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CBU!!!


The CBU School of Arts is trying to sell a Baldwin Baby Grand Piano. CBU faculty and staff will be given first priority to purchase. Amro Music has valued it at $300, however, the piano needs the pin block stabilized, the action regulated, and a tuning after moving. Amro would provide a package rate to them of $299 if the piano was being moved to a location within 30 miles of the store and if the move did not involve a flight of steps. Please contact Sean MacInnes at 321-3335 or
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
THEATRE AUDITIONS: The CBU Theatre Department will be holding auditions for Henry James' ghost story The Turn of the Screw on Thursday (September 15) at 4:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Scripts will be provided to read. For further information, please contact Matthew Hamner at or Facebook him.
PACKAGING SEMINAR: The Healthcare Packaging Consortium will host a seminar entitled "Pulp, Paper, and Packaging; Performance Driven, Sustainability Focused" on Friday (September 16) in Nolan 241, 1:30-5:00 p.m. The seminar is cohosted by TAPPI.  It is free for CBU students, faculty and staff.  To register for the seminar, please email Dr. Pong Malasri at by 12 noon on Tuesday (September 13). For more information, please visit
WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta invite the CBU Community to join them in the Memphis Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday (September 17). The walk starts, rain or shine, at Hope Presbyterian Church (8500 Walnut Grove Rd.) at 8:30 a.m. Register online at
FLU SHOTS (AND FITNESS): Want to stay healthy? Here are two ways CBU can help! Flu shots are being offered daily in Health Resources, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The charge is $15.00 cash or check. Also, beginning on Tuesday, September 20, CBU Health Resources is going to "Fall into Fitness." Bring your tennis shoes and join everyone at the track — 12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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 19: Fall 2nd 8-week registration will reopen
September 23: Last day to withdraw from a first 8-week class
November 3: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week class


Honors Program Cleanup
Twenty members of the CBU Honors Program helped clean up the mountains of trash around McKellar Lake in downtown Memphis on September 10. The CBU program joined the University of Memphis Honors Program and other organizations to make a America a little more beautiful on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Dr. Marius Carriere (History) chaired and commented on two panels at the Tennessee Conference of Historians at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga on September 1-3.
Doug Cupples (History/Adjunct) presented a paper and chaired a panel at the Tennessee Conference of Historians at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga on September 1-3.


Dr. David Dault (Religion & Philosophy) and his wife, Kira, announce the birth of their son, Beckett Alexander Dault, born on September 4 at 11:46 a.m. Everyone is healthy and doing well, and Dad reports that Beckett's big sister, Maggie, pointed at him and said, "Baby!," welcoming him to the family.


Applying to graduate school and need a transcript? Need a transcript for a potential employer right away? The Registrar's Office is pleased to offer electronic transcript delivery. In partnership with SCRIP-SAFE® International, Christian Brothers University is now able to provide official transcripts delivered through eSCRIP-SAFE® to network recipients or outside the network (OneTime®) to third parties with a valid email address. Whether sending electronically or by snail mail, transcripts are still only $2.00 which can be paid by credit or debit card online. Check out how to send your transcript quickly and securely on the Registrar's web page.


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 If you would like to help, please register today at
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!


CONSTITUTION DAY: CBU will celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Monday, September 19 in Spain Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. This year, members of CBU's student Debate Society will debate different interpretations of the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment. The debaters shall address the question: Does the 14th Amendment guarantee US citizenship to children born of illegal/undocumented immigrants? Everyone is invited to attend CBU's 7th Annual Constitution Day and the premier Public Forum of the CBU Debate Society. The first twenty people receive a free copy of the U.S. Constitution! For more information, contact Dr Karl Leib at
COMMUTER STUDENT FAIR: The annual Commuter Student Fair will be held on Thursday, September 22 in front of the Cooper-Wilson Center. Representatives from various departments on campus will set up booths to familiarize commuter students with services that are available to them.
PRE-LAW EVENTS: CBU has two very exciting events coming to CBU for pre-law students this Fall.  All students are invited and strongly encouraged to come and ask our guests any questions you may have about law school, the application process, financing law school, or the curriculum you can expect at their school. If you have any questions, please contact the Pre-Law Advisor, Dr Karl Leib at
 • Campus Visit by the University of Alabama School of Law: Marcus Cotton, Assistant Director of Admissions,  will speak about the University of Alabama's programs in law on Thursday, September 22 in St. Joseph Hall 10, 12:45-2:15 p.m.
Campus Visit by the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey School of Law: Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Law Admissions, will speak about the University of Memphis' law programs on Tuesday, October 11 in Spain Auditorium, 12:45-2:15 p.m.
MHIRT SEMINAR:The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2011 projects will be held Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m.-noon, in Cooper Wilson 105. Students who participated in the 2011 projects will be presenting the results from their summer international research experiences in Uganda, Brazil and Kenya. The symposium is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects for 2012 to meet with students and learn more about the program, and how they can qualify for an all-expense paid research experience. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Julia Hanebrink at To learn more, visit
     Presentations (15 minutes each) will include Teair'e Charmichael and Chanel Perry, "Psychophysiology of Human Color Vision: Color Contrast Sensitivity and Color Discrimination"; Dominique Garcia Robles, "Adregenic Receptor Analysis in Postnatal Day 1 Rats Cell Culture in Medulla Oblongata"; Chloe Edinger and Bryauna Lewis, "Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Environmental Factors in High Incidence Areas Using a New Tool for Web Mapping Statistics"; Jess Newman, "The Seduction of Serotonin: Sexual vs Social Motivation by Estrus Cycle Stages"; Anthone Moore, "Identifying Biomarkers for the Presence of White Spot Syndrome Virus in Shrimp"; Crystal West, "Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Healthcare in Northern Uganda"; Lacey Andrews, "Alzheimer's Disease: A Look Inside the Aging Brain"; Lakeya McGill, "Food Motivation in Female Rats: The Effect of Antidepressant Medications"; Anne-France Pierre, "Forming the Brazilian Control Group for mfVEP Protocol"; and Siteiya Ntete, "Community Education & Mobilization in Mlolongo, Kenya."
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 (1-2, 0-0 GSC)
Bucs 1, Union University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
09/08: Bucs 0,
University of Alabama-Huntsville 2 (at Huntsville, AL)
WOMEN'S SOCCER (2-0-2, 0-0 GSC)
Lady Bucs 0, Lynn University 0 (2OT; at Signaigo Field)
Lady Bucs 4, Eckerd College 0 (at Signaigo Field)
Lady Bucs 0, Harding University 3 (at Searcy, AR)
Lady Bucs 3, Nova Southeastern University 1 (at Florence, AL)
Lady Bucs 3, Saint Leo University 0 (at Florence, AL)
Lady Bucs 3, University of Alabama-Huntsville 0 (at Huntsville, AL)
Lady Bucs 1, Arkansas Tech University 3 (at Huntsville, AL)
09/10: Fleet Feet Sports/Earl Jacoby Memorial (at Huntsville, AL)
Bucs 8th of 10 teams; Lady Bucs 9th of 12 teams
09/05-06: The Buccaneer (at Tunica, MS) Bucs 2nd of 3 teams; Kyle Johnson led the Bucs (4th, 22-over 166); Lady Bucs 3rd of 4 teams; Kelsey Weber led the Lady Bucs (10th, 47-over 191).
09/10-11: Indiana Fall Kickoff (at Bloomington, IN) Lady Bucs 6th place; Lauren Harrett led the Lady Bucs (39th, 40-over 184).


09/13: Rhodes College (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/16: University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL; 4:30 p.m.)
09/18: Harding University (Signaigo Field; 3:30 p.m.)
09/16: University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL; 2:00 p.m.)
09/13: Lyon College (Batesville, AR; 7:00 p.m.)
09/17: Austin College (at Rhodes College; 9:30 a.m.)
09/17: Union University (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

09/18-19: Southern Indiana Tournament (Cambridge Golf Course, Evansville, IN)