vote Living Learning Center Ribbon-Cutting
CUTTING THE RIBBON: The new Living Learning Center was officially opened and blessed at a combination celebration of the Center and CBU's 140th Anniversary on October 8. Pictured above (l-r) at the Ribbon Cutting are Josh Shipley ('01, CBU Trustee and President of the National Alumni Board), Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr., Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. (CBU President), Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut (Vice President for Student Life) and Brother Michael Schmelzer (Director of Learning Communities). Additional photos of the "Birthday Cake and Blessing" and other Alumni Weekend events are available on CBU's Flickr site. >>>


EXTENDED BOOKSTORE HOURS FOR RENTAL CHECK-IN: The CBU Bookstore will have extended hours for Rental Check-in — 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday, and 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. October Term hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on October 24-27.
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
Job Fair FALL JOB FAIR: The Career Center will host its Fall 2011 Job Fair on Thursday (October 13) in the Thomas Center Sabbatini Lounge, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Approximately two dozen companies are expected to attend, recruiting CBU students and alumni for full-time positions, part-time positions, internships and co-ops.

"Job Fair 101" Tips For Students & Alumni:
Be prepared! Bring plenty of resumes on high-quality, bond paper.
Dress appropriately! Wear a good interviewing suit.
Know yourself! Be prepared to field questions from employers. (Need a sample list?)
Express interest! Be prepared to ask questions about the company and the job. (Need a sample list?)
Follow up! Like any interview, be sure to send thank-you notes, and/or follow up with requested information, applications, etc. to the recruiter as soon as possible.
Got questions? Stop by the Career Center office or send an email to — or check out the Job Fair Preparation packet online.

A list of companies who are scheduled to attend is located online at this link. >>

If you are a student or an alumnus planning to attend the Job Fair, please sign in to your Nace-Link account (or register for an account if you don't already have one) to RSVP for this Job Fair. (click the "Events" tab, then "Workshops," and select the Fall 2011 Job Fair — then click the "RSVP" button!)
PSI CHI GRE REVIEW AND Q&A: The CBU Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, would like to offer to all CBU students a GRE review and Q&A session on Thursday (October 13) from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Kenrick 205. The session will consist of a peer panel comprised of students who have recently taken the revised format of the GRE. The panel will answer any questions and give pointers that might help students who are planning to take the GRE this fall (or any other time, for that matter.) This will be a good supplement for practice GREs and other GRE classes students might be taking. There will be a CBU alumna present who has taken the old GRE as well as the revised format so that any comparisons can be made for curious learners. Please refer any questions to Paige Campbell (Psychology '12) at or Dr. Maureen O'Brien (Behavioral Sciences) at
PACKAGING SEMINAR: The Healthcare Packaging Consortium will host a seminar on "Trends in Healthcare Packaging" on Friday (October 14) in Nolan 241, 1:30-5:00 p.m. The seminar is free for CBU students, faculty and staff. If anyone would like to attend, please RSVP by sending an email to Dr. Pong Malasri at by Wednesday (October 11). For more info, please visit this link. >>
ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS: The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery is exhibiting "Selections from the Metal Museum" through Friday (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.


STUDY ABROAD DEADLINES: Deadlines for Study Abroad deposits are fast approaching! Don't miss a great opportunity. Some partial scholarships still available. Rome over Spring Break, Paris in May, England in June — or spend the entire spring semester at Lasalle Barcelona. Check the website for details or contact studyabroad@cbu.
CLERY ACT REPORT: The Clery Act Reporting statistical data for crime on campus has been released for the 2010 calendar year, per federal requirements. You can view these and crime statistics for the previous two years online at this link. If you have any questions regarding this data, please contact Campus Safety at (901) 321-3550.


Brothers' Keepers
The CBU Honors Program's Brothers' Keepers servant leadership development program kicked off with a training session for selected students on September 30. Through the Brothers' Keepers program, students will have the opportunity to serve on the boards of directors of local non-profit agencies from October through May. Pictured above (l-r) are Lauryn Murphy (who will join the Board of Directors of Friends For Life), Mandy Wang (Leadership Memphis), Steven Denton (Mid-South Peace and Justice Center), Daniela Gomez (Latino Memphis), Nell Brandon (Levitt Shell), Angelo Donati, Amanda Willhite (Memphis Child Advocacy Center), John Tubbs, Danielle Hobbs (The Exchange Club Family Center), Joseph Alfonso (Wolf River Conservancy), Tiffany Corkran (Playhouse on The Square), John Blount (Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center), and Catherine DelBove (The Orpheum Theatre). Also pictured at right are the Brothers' Keepers' community partners: Carol Gaudino, Corporate Services Director of Volunteer Mid-South, who provided the training; Lori Patton, CBU Board of Trustees and President of Roadshow BMW/MINI; David Williams, President/CEO of Leadership Memphis; and Nancy Williams, Executive Director of the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. For more information about the Honors Program or Brothers' Keepers, contact Dr. Tracie Burke at or (901) 321-3357.
Dr. Frank Buscher's (VP for Academics) Pilgrimage Track Club won Best Men's Team at the Haiti Medical Mission of Memphis' 24-hour Tour D'Esprit race on September 30. His team ran 232 miles with a mile average of 6:12.
The Gulf South Conference named Lady Buc volleyball libero Corinne Doder (Business Administration '12) Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending October 4. Doder collected 53 digs in two matches, with 33 digs in the win at VSU and 20 digs in the win at UWG. This is her second Player of the Week award this season.
The Gulf South Conference named Lady Buc volleyball setter Kelsey Miles (Natural Science '13) Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending October 4. Miles averaged 14.3 assists per set in leading the Lady Bucs to wins over LeMoyne-Owen, West Georgia, and Valdosta State. Her 58 assists in the four-set win at VSU were the GSC's second-highest total of the year in the GSC, and her 16 assists per set in a three-set sweep at UWG was the best mark in a match in the GSC this season.


David Ragland Davis, former chair of the Education Department at CBU in the 1990s, died on October 1. He leaves his wife, Adrienne Davis; his sister, Carol Anne Davis; and his brother, Clifford Perry Davis. Memorials may be sent to Idlewild Presbyterian Church or to the charity of the donor's choice. Please keep the Davis family in your thoughts and prayers. An online guestbook is available at this link. >>


CLASS RINGS! Jostens will be at the CBU Bookstore October 24-25, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:00 p.m., to take orders for CBU class rings.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS! 20% off this month on PINK hoodies, tees, tumblers and lanyards!
SEIDMAN LECTURER BOOKS: Seidman Lecture speaker Joseph Shuster's book, Beyond Fossil Fools: The Roadmap to Energy Independence by 2040, is in stock for a limited time. Pick up your copy now!


LADY BUC VOLLEYBALL "SERVING FOR PRIZES": Win prizes at the Lady Buccaneer volleyball team's home matches! On October 18 and November 1, 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 matches (against North Alabama on October 18 and Harding on November 1) start at 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. "Serving for Prizes" will also be featured at the matches, so mark your calendars and get your serve on!
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT IN ROSS GALLERY: "Sylvan Joy" featuring the photography of Saj Crone will be on exhibition in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery from October 21 through December 9. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library. Crone's exhibit "Sylvan Joy" centers on the swamps of Wapanocca Lake in Turrell, Arkansas. More info>>
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.
Turn of the Screw 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
MOVIE ON THE LAWN: The Office of Academic Services is sponsoring a "Movie on Maurelian Lawn" screening of The Soloist on the October 28th at 8:00 p.m. The Soloist was this year's Summer Reading Book and tells the true-life story of Nathaniel Ayers, a former cello prodigy whose bouts with schizophrenia landed him on the streets, and of the efforts of a journalist to to help Ayers pull his life together and launch a career in music. The 2008 film stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.
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 (9-3, 0-0 GSC)
Bucs 2, Florida Tech 1 (at Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Bucs 2, Nova Southeastern University 1 (at Fort Lauderdale, FL)
WOMEN'S SOCCER (4-5-2, 1-2-0 GSC)
10/08: Lady Bucs 1,
Bethel University 2 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (16-4, 4-2 GSC)
Lady Bucs 3, Bethel University 0 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 3, University of West Alabama 0 (at Canale Arena)

09/18-19: Full Moon Bar-B-Que Montevallo Invitational (at Calera, AL
) Lady Bucs 4th of 4 teams; Kelsey Webber led the Lady Bucs (20th of 24, 186 +44).


10/14: University of West Florida (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
10/16: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Signaigo Field; 2:30 p.m.)
10/11: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 12:30 p.m.)
10/14: University of West Florida (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
10/16: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Signaigo Field; 12:00 p.m.)
10/11: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
10/14: Florida Southern College (Pensacola, FL; 11:30 a.m.)
10/14: University of Tampa (Pensacola, FL; 4:30 p.m.)
10/15: Lynn University (Pensacola, FL; 11:00 a.m.)
10/15: Eckerd College (Pensacola, FL; 3:00 p.m.)
10/08: Jackling Jocks Invitational (S&T Golf Course; Rolla, MO; 8:00 a.m.)
10/10-11: Skyhawk Fall Classic (Paris Landing State Park; Buchanan, TN)