vote Purple Shaft Award 2011
PURPLE SHAFT AWARD: The CBU student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) presented Mrs. Leslie Herlihy (at left), School of Engineering Administrative Assistant, with the Purple Shaft Award on September 8. This award is voted on by the Mechanical Engineering students and is given for outstanding service to the Engineering departments. Presenting the award are (l-r) Caleb Smith ('14), Andrew Greenop ('12), Samantha Noland ('12), Luke Eck ('12), and Cali Copsey ('14).


LIBRARY NEWSLETTER: Check out the new Fall 2011 edition of The Same Page, the newsletter of CBU's Plough Library!
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
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.
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 EVENT: Marcus Cotton, Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Alabama School of Law, 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. All students are invited and strongly encouraged to come and ask any questions you may have about law school, the application process, financing law school, or the curriculum you can expect at the school. If you have any questions, please contact the Pre-Law Advisor, Dr Karl Leib at
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."
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.


CBU All Access
The CBU Athletics Department announces Christian Brothers University All-Access, the home for live and archived game video of CBU home games, which officially began broadcasting on September 17. Most CBU home athletic events will be carried on the All-Access site. For this fall, most remaining volleyball games will air live on the All-Access site, and most remaining soccer home games will be archived and available for replay. Internet connectivity issues currently prevent soccer games from airing live. All basketball games will be carried live, and most softball games will air live as well.

A variety of subscription packages are available for CBU All-Access. A daily all-sports pass is $6.95, a monthly all-sports pass is $10.95, and an annual all-sports pass is $79.95. Sport-specific season passes range from $14.95 to $29.95.


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


Sustainability Class at Overton Park
Pictured above:
Members of Dr. Ben Jordan's "Introduction to Sustainability" class took a guided hiking tour through the Old Forest section of Overton Park on September 17. The class also toured the Memphis Zoo accompanied by CBU Biology faculty members Br. Edward Salgado and Lynda Miller.

Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Sciences) spoke at the September 5 meeting of the Memphis Industrial Organizational Psychologists (MIOP) about the Behavioral Sciences internship program.
The Gulf South Conference has named Lady Buc libero Corinne Doder (Accounting '12) as its Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week (for the period ending September 13) after leading the Lady Bucs to a 3-2 week last week.
The Gulf South Conference has named Lady Buc goalkeeper Robyn Wade (Biology '14) as its Soccer Defender of the Week (for the period ending September 13) after a pair of shutouts last week.
TOO MUCH TO LIST IN THE CONNECTION: More than 20 students in the School of Sciences performed summer research this year — working out of town, under named fellowships, or under paid internships or programs. Check this extremely impressive list out here >>>

Lasallian Fellows Class of 2012
The 2012 Class of CBU Lasallian Fellows was officially honored at an award banquet in Alfonso Dining Hall on September 13. Pictured above (l-r) are Fellowship donors Joyce Mollerup and Robert Buckman, Samantha Noland (Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy '12), Steven Menezes (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science '12), Andrew Greenop (Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics '12), Samantha Bownes (Biology '12), Paige Campbell (Psychology '12) and Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., CBU President.


Drop Box Weekends are designed so that each and every student has input on the programming here on campus. Forms will be made available in several locations on campus that will ask you to answer one question: "What do YOU want to do this weekend?"

All you have to do it write down your answer and drop the form into the box. It's that simple! The boxes will be emptied every week and the best ideas will be made a reality. That's right, you tell us what you want to do, and your Student Government will make it happen. No idea is a bad idea.

The dates for the Drop Box Weekends for this semester are as follows:
September 24
October 7
November 14
December 3

Forms will be made available on Tuesday, September 20. Be sure to follow @cbulife on Twitter to keep up with what is happening on campus and find out the what, when and where of the Drop Box event for next weekend. Get your suggestions in quick!

If you have any questions or concerns about this or any other SGA function, feel free to email Robert Gibbs at


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.


Day of Service: CBU alumni, students, faculty, staff and parents are invited to participate— see info immediately below.
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.


Calling all CBU Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni: We need your help!! This year, we have teamed up with Clean Memphis to perform our biggest service project yet! On October 8, we will impact the Springdale community by helping to clean up the neighborhood, plant flowers and board up homes. Our need for volunteers is great, and we would love to see members of our University out supporting this vital neighborhood of the Memphis community. Meet at Springdale Baptist Church (1193 Springdale St.) for assignments at 7:30 a.m.; service will run 8:00 a.m. until noon. For more information, contact Mario Brown at 321-3529 or If you would like to help, please register today at


will be hosting mock interviews with healthcare professionals on Wednesday, September 28 in the Cooper-Wilson Conference Room (3rd Floor) at 6:00 p.m. The mock interviews will be similar to the interviews conducted when applying for a medical occupation. This is a great opportunity to have a one-on-one interaction with a physician, pharmacist, etc. Tri Beta welcomes everyone to come and take advantage of such a great opportunity; however, preference will be given to juniors and seniors.  If you are interested in interviewing with a physician, dentist, pharmacist, nurse, etc. please email Ashia Rallings at
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, 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.
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!!!
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.
PRE-LAW EVENT:Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean of Law Admissions at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey School of Law, will speak about the University of Memphis' law programs on Tuesday, October 11 in Spain Auditorium, 12:45-2:15 p.m. All students are invited and strongly encouraged to come and ask any questions you may have about law school, the application process, financing law school, or the curriculum you can expect at the school. If you have any questions, please contact the Pre-Law Advisor, Dr Karl Leib at
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 (4-2, 0-0 GSC)
Bucs 3, Rhodes College 0 (at Signaigo Field)
Bucs 2, University of Montevallo 1 (2OT; at Montevallo, AL)
Bucs 1, Harding University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN'S SOCCER (3-0-2, 0-0 GSC)
Lady Bucs 1, University of Montevallo 0 (at Montevallo, AL)
VOLLEYBALL (10-2, 0-0 GSC)
Lady Bucs 3, Lyon College 1 (at Batesville, AR)
Lady Bucs 3, Austin College 0 (at Rhodes College)
Lady Bucs 3, Union University 1 (at Canale Arena)


09/23: Lindenwood University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
09/25: Young Harris College (Signaigo Field; 12:00 p.m.)
09/20: Union University (Jackson, TN; 5:00 p.m.)
09/23: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 1:00 p.m.)
09/25: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 12:00 p.m.)
09/20: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 7:00 p.m.)
09/23: University of West Florida (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
09/24: University of New Orleans (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.
09/24: UALR Invitational (Rebsamen Golf Course, Little Rock, AR; 9:00 a.m.)
09/19-20: Bison Fall Classic (Stonelinks Golf Course; North Little Rock, AR)
09/18-19: Southern Indiana Tournament (Cambridge Golf Course, Evansville, IN)