vote TN Shakespeare Company Playshop
SHAKESPEARE, QUARTERSTAFFED: CBU English majors were instructed in the ancient practice of fighting with quarterstaffs by the Tennessee Shakespeare Company, who conducted a series of three "playshops" at CBU on October 4, in advance of the regional company's production of Macbeth at the newly refurbished Wooden O Amphitheatre in Shelby Farms Park.


CLASS RINGS! Jostens will be at the CBU Bookstore Monday and Tuesday (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.
Ellie Bagley400 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.
ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY: The CBU English Club is hosting a reading of Edgar Allen Poe's fright-filled short stories and poems on Wednesday evening (October 26) at the Living Learning Center firepit, 7:00 p.m. CBU faculty members Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology), Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Sciences) and Dr. Bru Wallace (Religion & Philosophy) have agreed to be guest readers. There will be s'mores, marshmallows and awesome company to enjoy!
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) Friday-Sunday (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 Friday (October 28) 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.
TRICK-OR-TREAT AT CBU: The National Alumni Association will host trick-or-treating on campus on Sunday evening (October 30) for alumni, students, donors and friends of CBU. Participants will follow a treasure map around campus and find candy stations along the way. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. in Boshwit Courtyard — all ages welcome, and costumes are required! Register online here.>>> If you have a group interested in hosting a trick-or-treating station, please contact the Advancement Office at 321-3270 or


BUCS CLINCH NUMBER ONE SEED: The CBU Buccaneer men's soccer team wrapped up the top seed in the Gulf South Conference Tournament for the first time in 10 years with their 2-1 win at Harding University on Sunday. The Bucs are currently No. 21 in the NSCAA Division II National Rankings and No. 1 in the NCAA Division II South Regional Rankings. The Gulf South Conference Soccer Championship will be held November 4-6 in Pensacola, FL.
Juniors and seniors in all majors, please watch your email NEXT week (Oct. 31-Nov. 4) for a survey about and a chance to participate in a pilot of the new "Life After College" course at CBU. The free non-credit course will be taught Tuesdays or Thursdays at 1:00 and/or 5:00 in the first eight weeks of spring 2012 and topics will include finances, student loan debt, housing, major purchases, what to expect in your first months on the job, and other information essential for surviving life in the "real world." The class, which will be taught by CBU alumni, is being developed by Dr. Tracie Burke, Professor Jenny Cowell, senior Business Administration major Emily Irwin, and the CBU Alumni Office. Next week's email will include more information, including a survey about course topics, the time the class should be offered, and how to submit your name if you wish to participate. The deadline for completing the survey is noon, Monday, November 7. This is a great opportunity to help shape this experience for all future CBU students! If you wish to receive more information, please contact,, or
PACKAGING LAB RECERTIFIED: The CBU Packaging Lab has recently been recertified by the International Safe Transit Association as a commercial package test lab. Lab recertification is required every two years to ensure that ISTA standards on equipment maintenance and personnel qualification are met. CBU lab is one of the seven ISTA certified labs in TN, AR, and MS. It is the only commercial lab in an academic setting in the tri-state area. In addition to providing test services to companies, the lab supports CBU packaging educational programs and the Healthcare Packaging Consortium's R&D projects. For more information about CBU Packaging, please visit
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT IN ROSS GALLERY: "Sylvan Joy" featuring the photography of Saj Crone will be on exhibition in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery through December 9. Crone's exhibit "Sylvan Joy" centers on the swamps of Wapanocca Lake in Turrell, Arkansas. In addition, the foyer of the gallery will be displaying "Holy Lutes," paintings by Constance Grayson. Having read the work of many sacred poets, across time and religious tradition, this exhibit is Grayson's response in painting to these works. More info>>


Star Tutors
The Lady Buc basketball team in its entirety! — signed on as STAR Tutors for Peabody Elementary School and are pictured above at the inaugural training session on October 14. Super Tutors Achieving Results (STARs) will work with Peabody's "Rising Stars" (2nd and 3rd graders who are currently reading below proficiency level) to put them on a path to success. Each tutor commits to coming to Peabody for one hour each week from mid-October until late April for one school year. Go Lady Bucs!!
The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer soccer forward Jose Ferraz (General Studies '15) GSC Player of the Week for the period that ended October 19. Ferraz scored both goals in the Bucs' 2-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville to earn his second Player of the Week award in a row.
The Gulf South Conference named Buccaneer soccer goalkeeper Jaime Garcia (Business Administration '14) GSC Defender of the week for the period that ended October 19. Garcia logged back-to-back shutouts, making nine saves in the process for his second Defender of the Week title this season.
Dr. Scott Geis (Religion & Philosophy) and Dr. Kelli Hefner (Academic Services) presented "The QEP: Enhancing a University through Academic Advising" at the NACADA Annual Conference in Denver, October 2-5.
Luther Headley (Aramark Facilities) has been named a Certified Plant Maintenance Manager by the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE). The AFE conducts the Certified Plant Maintenance Manager, Certified Plant Engineer and Certified Plant Supervisor programs to promote world-class competence and to instill confidence in organizations that their employees are the premier professionals within the industry.
Lady Buc setter Kelsey Miles (Natural Science '13) earned a spot on the All-Tournament Volleyball Team at the University of West Florida Regional Crossover. She collected 145 assists, 21 digs, and six aces for the Lady Bucs in the tournament.
Dr. James Moore (Biology) published a paper on "Short term assessment of Morphological Change on Five Lower Mississippi River Islands" in Southeastern Naturalist. The paper was coauthored by S. B. Franklin, D. Larsen and J. W. Grubaugh.
Dr. Kristin A. Pruitt (Professor Emerita, School of Arts) served as codirector of the 11th biennial Conference on John Milton at Middle Tennessee State University on October 13-15.


Sonya Mills has joined the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program as Administrative Assistant.
Cynthia Stanley has joined the Office of Student Financial Assistance as Senior Advisor.


Jane Sutton became the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chairman on October 15. This is the first time in 52 years that an Alpha Xi Delta NPC delegate has served in this position for the national organization. She will serve for two years before a new NPC delegate takes the chairmanship in 2013. The NPC was founded in 1902 to act as an umbrella organization for 26 national and international women's fraternities and sororities. Currently, NPC is the premiere advocacy and support organization for its 26 member organizations and is considered to be the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life.


Fern Blanchard Condon, mother of Father Tom Condon (pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church), died on October 22. Visitation will be Monday, October 24, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery. Burial will follow. The family requests that memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice or St. Peter Catholic Church (190 Adams Avenue, 38103). Please keep the Condon family in your thoughts and prayers.


Registration Upcoming Dates:
• October 28: Last day to drop a 2nd 8-week course
• October 28 (noon): Last day to finalize 2nd 8-week courses with the Business Office
• November 3: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course
• November 25: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course
The Fall Final Exam schedules for Day Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies are posted on the CBU Web.
The Spring Course Schedule is available on the CBU Web >>>
Spring Registration Opening Dates:
• October 31: Graduate & Professional Studies (alternate PIN available in BannerWeb for Graduate students)
• November 14: Day Seniors
• November 16: Day Juniors
• November 18: Day Sophomores
• November 22: Day Freshmen
Undergraduate Day & Evening students meet with their advisors to receive their alternate PIN.
If you plan to graduate in December and missed the filing deadline of September 30, contact immediately. The deadline to file for May or August 2012 graduation is December 1, 2011. There is ONE ceremony which is May 12, 2012. If you plan to walk in the ceremony, have your head, chest and height measurements before completing the intent.

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EXTENDED HOURS FOR OCTOBER EVENING PROGRAM: The CBU Bookstore will be open 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Monday-Thursday (October 24-27) and 8:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. on Friday (October 28).
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS! 20% off this month on PINK hoodies, tees, tumblers and lanyards!
IT'S GETTING COLDER: New cold weather apparel is now in stock!


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.
LADY BUC VOLLEYBALL "SERVING FOR PRIZES": Win prizes at the Lady Buccaneer volleyball team's November 1 home match! 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 Harding starts 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!
RHODES MASTERSINGERS/SYMPHONY CONCERT: CBU students can attend the Rhodes College MasterSingers concert with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra on November 6 free with their ID, and CBU faculty/staff can get a half price ($5.00) ticket with their ID. The concert is at Evergreen Presbyterian Church (613 University) at 3:30 p.m. It will feature performances of The Singing Rooms by Jennifer Higdon, and Memorial by René Clausen, written in memory of the victims of 9/11.
EDUCATING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES ABOUT COLLEGE: CBU will host "Making the Most of Your American Education," an event that that aims to educate immigrant parents and their children about going to college, on November 7 in Buckman Hall at 6:00 p.m. The event, organized by Yancy Villa (Graduate & Professional Studies) is designed for immigrant families from all nations, and there will be a breakout session in Spanish and possibly other sessions in Vietnamese and other languages. Participants are encouraged to let organizers know in advance that they're coming. Contact Abasi McKinzie of the Shelby County Schools at (901) 873-8130 or; or contact Yancy at (901) 321-3502 or
MAESC 2012: The Schools of Engineering and Sciences will host the 2012 Mid-South Annual Engineering and Sciences Conference on May 1, 2012. The conference will be co-hosted by the Healthcare Packaging Consortium. For more information, please visit the conference website at or contact Dr. Pong Malasri at

MEN'S SOCCER (13-3, 4-0 GSC)
Bucs 1, University of West Florida 0 (at Signaigo Field)
Bucs 2, University of Alabama-Huntsville 0 (at Signaigo Field)
Bucs 1, Ouachita Baptist University 0 (at Arkadelphia, AR)
Bucs 2, Harding University 1 (at Searcy, AR)
WOMEN'S SOCCER (6-8-2, 2-4-0 GSC)
Lady Bucs 6, University of West Alabama 0 (at Livingston, AL)
10/14: Lady Bucs 0,
University of West Florida 3 (at Signaigo Field)
10/16: Lady Bucs 1,
University of Alabama-Huntsville 4 (at Signaigo Field)
10/21: Lady Bucs 0,
Ouachita Baptist University 1 (2OT; at Arkadelphia, AR)
Lady Bucs 5, Harding University 1 (at Searcy, AR)
VOLLEYBALL (21-7, 7-3 GSC)
Lady Bucs 3, University of Alabama-Huntsville 2 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 3, Florida Southern College 0 (at Pensacola, FL)
10/14: Lady Bucs 0,
University of Tampa 3 (at Pensacola, FL)
Lady Bucs 3, Lynn University 1 (at Pensacola, FL)
10/15: Lady Bucs 1,
Eckerd College 3 (at Pensacola, FL)
Lady Bucs 3,University of North Alabama 2 (at Canale Arena)
10/21: Lady Bucs 1,
University of West Florida 3 (at Pensacola, FL)
Lady Bucs 3, University of New Orleans0 (at New Orleans, LA)
10/22: Gulf South Conference Championships (at Hoover, AL); Bucs 6th of 7 teams; Kyle McLarty led the Bucs (17th of 56, 27:33.56); Lady Bucs 8th of 8 teams; Cali Copsey led the Lady Bucs (37th of 68, 21:33.84).


10/29: Delta State University (Signaigo Field; 3:00 p.m.)
10/26: Rhodes College (Signaigo Field; 6:00 p.m.)
10/29: Delta State University (Signaigo Field; 1:00 p.m.)
10/28: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
10/29: Valdosta State University (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)