The National Alumni Board hosted the first "Trick-or-Treat at CBU" on Sunday evening, October 30, much to the delight of the trick-or-treaters above who followed a treasure map to collect goodies from various candy stations across campus. Among the campus offices and groups that participated were Advancement, AKA Sorority, the Bookstore, Events Management, Plough Library, Physician Assistant Studies, the President's Office, Student Life, and residents of Rozier, Pender and O'Hara Halls.


Juniors and seniors in all majors, please watch your email THIS 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. This 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 at noon on 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
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING LUNCH & LEARN: Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe-Basogain (Electrical & Computer Engineering) will present his Sabbatical Report on Tuesday (November 1) at 12:30 p.m. in Nolan 241. Entitled "Mathematics in Schools Around the World Using Scratch," the report includes a description of the work accomplished during his sabbatical leave in the fall of 2010 as well as work currently being developed as a direct result of the many partnerships created during this period.
LADY BUC VOLLEYBALL "SERVING FOR PRIZES": Win prizes at the Lady Buccaneer volleyball team's Tuesday (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. Get your serve on!
GRADUATION MEETINGS: Graduation Meetings will be held in Spain Auditorium on Wednesday (November 2) at 12:30 and 5:15 p.m. and Thursday (November 3) at 12:30 p.m. If you plan to complete your degree in December 2011, May 2012 or August 2012, please attend!
Commuter Student Association
COMMUTER STUDENT ASSOCIATION MEETING: A group of CBU day and evening students is in the process of forming a Commuter Student Association (CSA). The mission of the CSA is to strive to increase the overall commuter engagement on campus and provide commuters with a platform to voice their opinions on various student issues. The CSA will also partner with the Dean of Students, Director of Student Activities and the Student Government Association to implement programs and services to meet the needs of commuter students. If you are interested in joining this newly formed organization, join them on Friday (November 4) at noon in the Thomas Center Conference Room. Questions can be addressed to Pictured above (l-r) are Denora Williams (Liberal Studies '12), Jennifer Pearman (Psychology '15), Tarangela Smith (Liberal Studies '14), Stephanie Moll (Liberal Studies '13) and Karen Conway-Barnett (Dean of Students).
ART EXHIBITION OPENING: Jana Travis (Performing & Visual Arts) is exhibiting her paintings as part of a three-person exhibition (with George Brougher and Kelsey Shearron Windham) at Harrington Brown Gallery that opens with a public reception honoring the artists on Friday (November 4), 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the gallery at 5179 Wheelis Drive. The exhibition will be on display through November 29.
ENGLISH CLUB & HONOR SOCIETY YARD SALE: The CBU English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, and the English Club are holding a yard sale on Saturday (November 5) in the Central Lot. 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. All leftover items from the yard sale will be donated to Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army. Bargains galore! Just in time for the holidays!
RHODES MASTERSINGERS/SYMPHONY CONCERT: CBU students can attend the Rhodes College MasterSingers concert with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra on Sunday (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.


SEATS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SPRING BREAK IN ROME: Airline seats still available for the Spring Break Study Abroad trip to Rome for Religious Studies or Economics credit. Make your deposit immediately! See the Study Abroad website for details or contact Dr. Forsdick at 321-3461 or studyabroad@cbu.
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
BUCS ARE REGULAR SEASON SOCCER CHAMPS: With their Saturday defeat of Delta State University, the CBU Buccaneer soccer team completed their first perfect Gulf South Conference regular season and earned their first GSC regular season championship crown. Ranked No. 20 in the nation and No. 1 in the NCAA South Region, the Bucs go into this coming weekend's GSC tournament with the top seed for the first time in 10 years. They will face No. 4 seed Harding for the third time this season in the first round on Friday (see athletic schedules below for time and location). Go Bucs & Get Buc Wild!
LADY BUC VOLLEYBALL REACHES HIGHEST REGIONAL RANKING EVER: For the second straight year, the CBU Lady Bucs will end October ranked in the NCAA Division II South Regional Rankings, as they earned the No. 6 spot in last week's rankings, the highest in school history. The Lady Bucs were ranked for the first time last year, when they earned the No. 10 spot in the regional rankings. The NCAA Regional Rankings are used to select and seed the eight-team NCAA South Regional. The conference champions of the GSC, SSC, and SIAC receive automatic berths. The top five remaining teams will receive at-large berths, and the top seed who submits a qualifying bid hosts the regional. The Lady Bucs' last home match is Tuesday (November 1) in Canale Arena at 7:00 p.m. (see athletic schedules below) — Go Bucs & Get Buc Wild!
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>>


Karen Conway-Barnett, TEAM Mentor
Karen Conway-Barnett (Dean of Students) is pictured above at right with the students she is mentoring as a TEAM Mentor representing CBU for the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation. The Foundation is committed to serving Memphis youth through education and mentoring. In January 2011, the Grizzlies Foundation launched TEAM Mentoring, a school-based mentoring program that matches three volunteer mentors with nine students to form one TEAM. Students and mentors participate in various activities that correspond with the chosen theme for that week. Each mentoring session helps mentors and students to develop skills in team-building, leadership, personal responsibility, civic engagement, cultural awareness, and health and wellness while fostering relationships among each other. In addition to weekly meetings, the Grizzlies Foundation has scheduled periodic events to compliment the mentoring activities. For example, each team will participate in a community service project where the students set project structure and outcomes — Clean Memphis and the Mid South Food Bank were partners for the Spring 2011 projects. Mentors and students are also provided tickets, concessions vouchers and transportation to see the Memphis Grizzlies live in action! This opportunity will be extended to participants at least once per semester, allowing teams time "off campus" to get to know one another and cheer on the Grizzlies.
Bled Castle
Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) presented "Ecofeminist Christology, Incarnation, and the Spirituality and Ethics of Eating" at the Living With Consequences 2011 Environmental Ethics and Society conference in Koper, Slovenia, October 14-15. Dr. Paul Haught (Dean, School of Arts) also delivered a presentation at the conference entitled "Narratives and Environmental Virtue Ethics: Prioritizing Places." The conference was hosted by the University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities in Koper. The conference featured over 40 presentations by speakers from thirteen countries and four continents on issues ranging from animal welfare to nuclear energy policy after Fukushima. With the conference coinciding with CBU's fall break, Dr. Holmes and Dr. Haught also traveled with their two boys, Dominic and Jacob (pictured at left are Dominic, Emily and Jacob getting spooked in Bled Castle).
Ramon Marus (Accounting '81) won the Memphis Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award in the category "Private Company (More than $50 million annual revenue)." Michael Wood (Accounting/Adjunct) won in the category "Private Company (Under $50 million annual revenue)."
Brother Larry Schatz (Visitor of the Midwest District and CBU Trustee) has posted several updates regarding CBU on his blog about his travels and news within the district. He included a photo of Dr. Evelyn McDonald (Vice President for Mission and Identity) at the first meeting of the Lasallian Mission Council (click here); he announced that Dr. Tracie Burke (Honors Program, Behavioral Science) was awarded the Regional Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award for 2011 (click here); and he included a photo of Brother Robert Werle (Archives, Art Gallery) at the October meeting of the CBU Board of Trustees (click here).


Brother Moses Abunya, a De La Salle Christian Brother, became a full-time graduate student in the Department of Education at CBU in October. He is the first Nigerian Brother to study for a graduate degree in Education in the United States and is also the first African Brother to study on a graduate level at CBU. Brother Moses completed his first degree from Christ The Teacher Institute of Education sponsored by Saint Mary's University. He graduated summa cum laude and since graduation in has been a teacher and administrator at Saint Peter's Seminary in Yola, Nigeria. Brother Moses lives in the Brothers Community at Lambert Hall. We warmly welcome Brother Moses to Christian Brothers University!


Registration Upcoming Dates:
• 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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ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE COURAGEOUS: Having trouble keeping up with schoolwork?  Mid-term grades weren’t exactly what you wanted?  Come by the LLC Classroom on November 7 at 6:30 p.m. to chat about effective ways to face these issues and any others that might be troubling you. Topics that will be covered are time management, study tips, resources on campus, test anxiety and much more — along with a Q & A session to start off the night. If you’ve been to college for any amount of time, whether a freshman or a senior, you know these can be problems.  So come on down and work it out! Sweets will be provided!
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 (14-3, 5-0 GSC)
Bucs 2, Delta State University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN'S SOCCER (8-8-2, 3-4-0 GSC)
Lady Bucs 2, Rhodes College 1 (at Signaigo Field)
Lady Bucs 3, Delta State University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (23-7, 9-3 GSC)
Lady Bucs 3, University of West Georgia 0 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 3, Valdosta State University 0 (at Canale Arena)


11/04: Harding University (Pensacola, FL; 7:30 p.m.)
11/06: Gulf South Conference Finals (Pensacola, FL; 1:30 p.m.)
11/01: Harding University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
11/04: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 7:00 p.m.)
11/05: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL; 1:00 p.m.)
11/05: NCAA Division II South Regionals (Sydney Dover Trails, Dover, FL; 8:00 a.m.)
11/01: Southern Illinois University (Exhibition; Carbondale, IL; 7:05 p.m.)
11/03: University of Tennessee-Martin (Exhibition; Martin, TN; 7:00 p.m.)