vote Honors Program at Seidman Lecture
HONORS TO JOE SHUSTER: Students from the CBU Honors Program enjoyed a private discussion with Joe Shuster, author of Beyond Fossil Fools: The Roadmap to Energy Independence by 2040 and 2011 Seidman Lecturer, prior to his public address in Spain Auditorium on September 29. Mr. Shuster (pictured above, center) also happily indulged in the Honors Program tradition of posing for less-than-dignified group portraits.


Alumni & Family Weekend ALUMNI WEEKEND: 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!!!
DAY OF SERVICE: 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 8:30 a.m.; service will run 9:00-11:00 a.m., with lunch being sreved afterward. For more information, email or or call 321-3531. Register today at
FAMILY WEEKEND: In conjunction with Alumni Weekend, 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! A full schedule of classroom visits, campus tours, and other events — including a talent show! — is available on the Family Weekend website.

Banner & Rabat
BUCS FOREVER! The Mission & Identity Information Desk across from the President's Office in Barry Hall has been redecorated just in time for Alumni & Family Weekend with the Class of 2015's signature banner. Members of the incoming class signed the banner during Welcome Weekend, starting a new tradition at CBU. Each year, a new banner with signatures of the new class will replace the previous one; all banners will be archived (and prominently displayed againat Commencement when the class graduates).


Mark JarmanPOETRY 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
STRIKEOUT CANCER: CBU Softball is looking for faculty, staff, or students who have survived cancer or are currently battling cancer to be an honorary guest on Thursday, October 6 at 2:50pm, to throw out the first pitch for our StrikeOut Cancer fundraiser. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kimmi Hayden at or 321-3376.
LADY BUC VOLLEYBALL "SERVING FOR PRIZES": Win prizes at the Lady Buccaneer volleyball team's home matches! On Friday (October 7), fans will get a chance to win pizzas, shirts and other door prizes during the intermission by serving over the net and hitting the prize on the other side. The match (against West Alabama) starts at 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. "Serving for Prizes" will also be featured at the October 18 and November 1 matches, so mark your calendars and get your serve on!
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.
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.


Ben ChismBen Chism (Biology '12, pictured at left) won the local level of the Texaco Country Showdown — the nation's largest and longest-running country music talent search — performing original songs on September 10 at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street. The local competetion was sponsored by Rebel 95.3 Radio. On October 23, he will compete at the state level at the Little Rock State Fair. But prior to that, Chism will be performing as an opening for Colt Ford on Saturday (October 8) at Doc Holliday's Steak & Spirits (120 East Quinton Drive, Munford TN). By now, you should also be able to check Ben out at
The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer soccer forward Michael Hollier (Business Administration '14) Player of the Week for the period ending September 27. Hollier scored the only goal in the Bucs' 1-0 win over Lindenwood, and he scored twice, including the game-winner, in the Bucs' 3-2 win over Young Harris.
The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer soccer defender David Skull (Applied Psychology '13) Defender of the Week for the period ending September 27. Skull led the defense as central defender, helping to limit Lindenwood to four shots on goal and Young Harris eight shots on goal.
Yancy Villa-Calvo (Graduate & Professional Studies) was the keynote speaker at the National Academic Advising Association Tennessee state conference on September 23, speaking on "Advising in a Diverse Society."


Yard Sale Do you ever walk by your garage, attic, or even by that dark and crowded closet and think, "Wow, I really just need to get rid of all of this stuff?" Well, The CBU English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, and the English Club are making a call for donations for unwanted items to use in their yard sale in November. The money raised will go to support their activities on campus as well as help members to attend the Sigma Tau Delta International Conference in February 2012.

If you're afraid that once you finally get rid of your items that you will have to see them again, you won't! All leftover items from the yard sale will be donated to Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army. Get out with the old and in with the new just in time for the Holidays!

For more information regarding drop-offs and pickups, contact Veronica Love at or call (870) 362-9449.


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.
A GHOST STORY: The CBU Theatre Program will present Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of The Turn of the Screw (from Henry James' Victorian ghost story) on October 28-30 in the University Theater. Showtimes will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $5.00, $1.00 for CBU faculty/students/administration with valid identification. No reservations are needed. For more information, contact Matthew Hamner at 321-3026 or
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 (7-3, 0-0 GSC)
Bucs 1, Delta State University 2 (at Cleveland, MS)
Bucs 3, Martin Methodist College 2 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN'S SOCCER (4-4-2, 1-2-0 GSC)
Lady Bucs 1, Northeastern State University 2 (at Signaigo Field)
10/02: Lady Bucs 0,
University of North Alabama 2 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (14-4, 3-2 GSC)
Lady Bucs 3, LeMoyne-Owen College 0 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 3, University of West Georgia 0 (at Carrollton, GA)
Lady Bucs 3, Valdosta State University 1 (at Valdosta, GA)
10/01: Gulf Coast Stampede (at Pensacola, FL) Bucs 8th of 10 teams; Alex Shipp led the Bucs (20th, 28:30); Lady Bucs 9th of 10 teams; Cali Copsey led the Lady Bucs (33rd, 21:39).


10/07: Florida Tech (Fort Lauderdale, FL; 6:00 p.m.)
10/09: Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL; 12:00 p.m.)
10/08: Bethel University (Signaigo Field; 12:00 p.m.)
10/04: Bethel University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
10/07: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
10/08: Jackling Jocks Invitational (S&T Golf Course; Rolla, MO; 8:00 a.m.)
10/03-04: Full Moon Bar-B-Que Montevallo Invitational (Timberline Golf Club; Calera, AL)