The CBU Buccaneers won the Gulf South Conference men's soccer championship over West Florida on Sunday, 5-4 in penalty kicks, in Pensacola, FL. Forward Jose Ferraz was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, and he was joined on the All-Tournament team by goalkeeper Jaime Garcia and defenders Sean Rutter and David Skull. The conference championship is the fifth in school history. The Bucs won the GSC title in 2000, and they won TCAC championships in 1992, 1993 and 1994. The Bucs, who have been ranked first in the NCAA Division II South Regional Rankings all three times the rankings have been released this season, now await the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Selection Show on Monday (November 7) at 6:00 p.m. at The South Regional will be played November 10-13. The South Regional champion advances to play in the quarterfinals against the Southeast Regional champion November 19-20. The national semifinals and finals will be in Pensacola on December 1 and 3. (PHOTO BY CHRIS NELSON, UWF) More>>>

MAA Pumpkins
MATH-O-LANTERNS: CBU's Student Chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) held its annual Pumpkin Carving in the week prior to Halloween. Pictured above are (front row, l-r) Shesha Shah, Rebekah Herrman, Catherine DelBove, Sheleinia Henderson, Chasity Adams, Eyrial Hearns, Martin Tribo; (back row) Kevin Pham, Chris Brack, Alvin Siow, Brent Holmes, Matt Hetherington and Aaron Lewis. The only stipulation of this exercise in pumpkin artistry is that each example must illustrate a mathematical theme — (l-r)the first pumpkin has dancing men on it with arms that represent graphs of equations; the second has the digits of pi carved into it; the pumpkin in the middle says "Fear" and then has the symbol for chaos underneath it; the next is "i squared: keeping it real"; and the pumpkin on the right is a calculator.


Is your lawn covered in leaves? Is your office cluttered with papers scattered everywhere? Is there something you just haven't gotten around to doing that NEEDS to be done?! If so, you need to Rent a Psychology Club member today! All this week, November 7-13, members are available to the faculty and staff of CBU for any task that may need to be done. We are at your service! All you need to do is shoot Paige Campbell (Psychology, '12) an email at, and she'll contact the perfect member for the job and get them to contact you ASAP! Services provided include, but are not limited to, babysitting, filing, typing, tidying and organizing, housework, yard work, car washing—whatever you have in mind! All services are offered on a donation basis, and all proceeds go to the Psychology Club. Rent your member TODAY!
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

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 Monday (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!
Caritas VillageWHAT'S LATIN FOR "LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE"? Meet Caritas Village! Students from Rhodes College and the University of Memphis are already participating in service opportunities at the Caritas Village community center, but students at CBU have been missing out! Until now… Caritas Village director Onie Johns will be on campus Monday (November 7) to address students interested in service opportunities. She will also speak about her vast experience in building community. The talk will be about 30 minutes, then she will answer questions. What is Caritas Village? It's a coffee shop and cultural center immersed and wrapped in community. Located in the West Binghampton neighborhood (near De La Salle Elementary), the Village seeks to break down walls of hostility between and among neighboring cultures and build bridges of love and trust between the rich and those made poor. Come meet Ms. Johns at 8:00 p.m. in the LLC Classroom (it's not a real classroom, it's in the dorm; you'll be OK).
RN-TO-BSN OPEN HOUSE: The CBU Nursing Program is hosting an open house on Wednesday (November 9) in the Cooper-Wilson Center Student Lounge (2nd Floor), 4:00-6:00 p.m. Any and all prospective students are invited to come and meet the faculty and see the CBU campus!
LOGISTICS & DISTRIBUTION SEMINAR: The Healthcare Packaging Consortium will host a seminar on "Logistics & Distribution" on Friday (November 11) in Nolan 241, 1:30-4:30 p.m. It is free for CBU students, staff and faculty. To register, email Dr. Pong Malasri at by Tuesday (November 8). For more information, please click here. >>>
BUCS VS. TIGERS — TICKETS AVAILABLE: The CBU Buccaneers take on the Memphis Tigers in their annual exhibition basketball match-up on Friday (November 11) at FedExForum, 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available from Ray Karasek — $12 each, first-come-first-served. Contact Ray at 321-4497 or
MEMPHIS MILES FOR MYELOMA: Tie up those shoelaces and hit the trail to raise money for multiple myeloma research. Bring the whole family and your four-legged friends! Walk/run the Shelby Farms' Chickasaw Trail (2.75 miles) on Saturday (November 12), starting at 10:00 a.m. With recent advancements in myeloma genomics, hope is on the horizon. Make a donation, register for the race, become a sponsor, or volunteer online at


CBU THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON: The Office of Student Life will sponsor a Thanksgiving Luncheon for students, faculty, staff and administration on Thursday, November 17 in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. The Staff of Student Life will serve the holiday meal, a Thanksgiving Prayer will be offered, and entertainment will be provided by talented CBU students! Come and join us as a University Community as we rejoice in giving thanks!
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.
R.O.S.S. BASKETS: The Office of Mission and Identity, in conjunction with the Office of Campus Ministry, invites the CBU community — clubs, organizations, departments, or individuals — to participate in a campus-wide Thanksgiving Awareness effort for Refugee & lmmigration Services of Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities will be making R.O.S.S. kits for the families. A ton of rice has already been donated for the refugees, but oil, salt and sugar are needed to complete the baskets for Thanksgiving. CBU is invited to donate:
• canisters of salt
• quarts of cooking oil
• 5 pound bags of sugar

The donation drop-off points are in Alfonso Dining Hall and Buckman Hall. The final day to donate is Friday, November 18. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please see Dr. Evelyn McDonald.
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>>


CBU Engineers at Marshall Space Center
Pictured above:
Sixteen CBU Engineering students and three faculty members visited Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL on October 27. The tour included the CEDAR Room for Virtual Design Review, the Combustion Research Facility, Friction Stir Welding, and the X-Ray Cryogenic Facility.
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) coauthored "Platelets, glycoprotein Ib-IX, and von Willebrand factor are required for FeCl3 induced occlusive thrombus formation in the inferior vena cava of mice" with Dr. Kent Gartner for publication in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
Joe Fong (Biology '12) presented in the Health and Medical Science session chaired of the 121st meeting of Tennessee Academy of Science at Union University in Jackson, TN, October 28-29. The title of his talk was "Clinical and Molecular Characterization of CFTR Mutants Delta F508 and R347P." His coauthors were Sunitha Yarlagadda, Dennis C. Stokes and Anjaparavanda P. Naren.
Lady Buc outside hitter Hannah Kurtz (Biology '15) was named Offensive Volleyball Player of the Week by the Gulf South Conference after leading the Lady Bucs to a pair of three-set wins. In six sets, Kurtz collected 26 kills and hit .451 for the week, with 10 kills and a .562 hitting percentage against West Georgia and 16 kills with a .400 hitting percentage against Valdosta State.
Dr. Pong Malasri (Civil Engineering & Packaging) visited the Center for Unit Load Design at Virginia Tech on October 26 to collect information for a Healthcare Packaging Consortium project. He also presented a paper entitled "Undergraduate Research in Healthcare Packaging" at the American Society for Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic Conference at Temple University on October 29. The paper was published in the conference proceedings.
Scott Parker (Biology '12) presented in the Cell and Molecular Biology session of the 121st meeting of Tennessee Academy of Science at Union University in Jackson, TN, October 28-29. The title of his talk was "Therapeutic Intraocular Erythropoietin Gene Therapy in a Mouse Model of Retinal Degeneration." His coauthors were Cody Richardson, Rachel Haag ('11), Siddharth N. Desai, Jessica Hines-Beard ('11) and Tonia S. Rex.
The CBU Buccaneer men's soccer team placed four players on the All-GSC First Team and three more on the Second Team — in addition to winning Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year honors. Defender David Skull (Applied Psychology '13), midfielder Yannick Skull (Business Administration '13) and midfielder Michael Hollier (Business Administration '14) joined Jose Ferraz (General Studies '15) on the All-GSC First Team. Ferraz, the GSC's top scorer this year with 14 goals, was also named Freshman of the Year by the league. Defender Sean Rutter (Business '15), defender Nicolas Alvarez-Garcia (Physics '15) and goalkeeper Jaime Garcia (Business Administration '14) earned spots on the All-GSC Second Team. Head coach Clint Browne earned his second GSC Coach of the Year award (he also won the award in 2005). His Bucs finished 5-0 in the GSC, winning their second GSC regular season crown and the first since 2001.
Gulf South Conference women's soccer coaches voted two Lady Bucs to the All-GSC Teams. Sarah Catherine Ryan (Biochemistry '12) earned a spot on the Second Team at midfielder, and Jennifer Hale (Natural Science '13) joined her on the Second Team at defender. Ryan scored four goals with five assists in 18 matches, and Hale played all 18 games as central defender.


Delta Sigma Pi, Atlanta 2011
Five members of the CBU chapter of Delta Sigma Pi attended their regional LEAD (Leadership and Excellence Academies for Deltasigs) School in Atlanta on October 29. They networked with other Deltasigs from around their region as well attended sessions to better their fraternal and business skills.
Pictured above are Lauren Wright (Accounting '12), Daniela Gomez (Business Administration '12), Kenny Hooks (Business Administration), Faith Ferrell (Business Administration '12), and Patrick Ghant (Business Administration '14).
CALLING ALL STUDENT PERFORMERS: Would you like an opportunity to showcase your talents to your peers while also supporting a great cause? If you answered yes, then we want YOU! The Alluring Alpha Mu Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated would like to invite you to perform at our Battling Breast Cancer Benefit Concert Saturday, November 19. If you are interested in performing, please contact Elizabeth Booker at or Chasity Adams at no later than Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

America Recycles Day

Want to learn more about CBU's recycling program and help expand its reach throughout campus?

Have you been meaning to clean out those old pesky files lying around your office?

Join CBU's Sustainability Committee, Student Government Association and other community members like you, as we canvas campus to collect recyclable materials, pass out recycling boxes and answer any questions you may have about proper recycling etiquette.

All proceeds from our collection will be donated to Clean Memphis. Any registered participation for these events counts towards Community Service hours.

Organizing and Informational Meeting:
Want to know how much and what CBU has recycled? Want to be on a recycling squad for America Recycles Day? Want to know about CBU's collaborations with International Paper and Clean Memphis?
Janet Boscarino and Eric Neimeyer of Clean Memphis, and Justin Pasqualini from International Paper (CBU's recycling partner) will be our guest speakers and answer all those questions on Monday, November 14 in Spain Auditorium, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

America Recycles Day: Tuesday, November 15, All Day, Campus-Wide
Be ready! Expect a recycling squad to visit your office to collect recyclables! Yes, they will come to you! Visit the information table at the Thomas Center to sign-up for an email distribution list for news from the recycling committee and sign the ARD recycling pledge.

WE RECYCLE: paper, cardboard, books, paperboard (e.g. cereal boxes), aluminum cans, plastic containers 1-7

CONTAMINANTS: glass, metals, Tupperware-like containers, food, food wrappers and containers, spiral bindings (just remove the binding!)

America Recycles Day is a program of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. and the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of over 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community's environment. To learn more, visit


Aurelia M. Pena, grandmother of Nicholas Pena (Visual & Performing Arts), passed away on October 26. The family resides in Joliet, IL. Please keep the Pena family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 77.
Robert 'Bob' Burke, father of Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Science/Honors Program), passed away on October 28. The family resides in Columbia Falls, MT. Please keep the Burke family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 55.


Registration Upcoming Dates:
• 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:
• 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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ALCOHOL AWARENESS: Alcohol Awareness activities will be promoted on campus on November 15-16. A DUI Driving Simulator will be provided by the Memphis Police Department on Tuesday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Nolan Field. Mocktails and an Alcohol Use/Abuse Information Table will be available on Wednesday, November 16 in the hallway outside Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Student participation in these activities, which are sponsored by Student Life and three 2011 Peer Counselors, is encouraged.
GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT: The Great American Smokeout will be observed at CBU on Thursday, November 17. The American Cancer Society asks smokers to quit smoking for one day to prove that they can quit. This event will also serve as the kick off for the next level of the University’s Tobacco Free Campus Initiative, to be 100% tobacco-free by August 2012. The Great American Smokeout event will begin at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Buccaneer Galley & Grill and will offer a variety of information to raise awareness  of problems stemming from the  use of tobacco products. There will be brochures and videos, and a demonstration on how tobacco is absorbed in the lungs, given by Dr. Stan Eisen. Information will be available regarding a number of programs and services, including support groups, cessation classes, upcoming speakers and over-the counter products that will be offered to the campus community  throughout the 2011-12 academic year to assist those who wish to commit to quit using tobacco products. In addition, a raffle will be held for a gift certificate for a turkey breast from Holiday Hams. Please direct questions regarding the event to Diane Kramer (, Karen Conway-Barnett ( or Ken Massa (
Moveable Type Truck"MOVEABLE TYPE" COMING TO CBU: Kyle Durrie, a letterpress printer from Portland, OR, will pull her "Moveable Type Truck" into town on December 5 for a print workshop and presentation event at CBU and a public event with Crosstown Arts. Durrie began her journey in Portland on June 11 in a 1982 Chevy step van that has been transformed into a mobile print shop, making stops in cities across the country to share her love for letterpress. She will lead a workshop for CBU students to explaining her cross-country art adventure and the letterpress printing process. She will also allow students to print their own art to take home. That evening, Durrie will roll into the parking lot of the Sears Crosstown building, partnering with Crosstown Arts for a public event, 5:00-7:00 p.m. For more information on these events contact Nick Pena at or Melissa Wolowicz at MORE>>>
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 (15-3-1, 5-0 GSC)
Bucs 2, Harding University 1 (at GSC Tournament; Pensacola, FL)
Bucs 0, University of West Florida 0 (2OT, CBU wins 5-4 PK; at GSC Tournament; Pensacola, FL)
VOLLEYBALL (24-9, 10-4 GSC)
Lady Bucs 0, Harding University 3 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 2, University of West Alabama 3 (at Livingston, AL)
Lady Bucs 3, University of Alabama-Huntsville 0 (at Huntsville, AL)
11/01: Lady Bucs 53,
Southern Illinois University 82 (Exhibition; at Carbondale, IL)
11/03: Lady Bucs 42,
University of Tennessee-Martin 96 (Exhibition; at Martin, TN)


11/11: GSC Quarterfinals: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Pensacola, FL; TBA)
11/11: GSC Semifinals (Pensacola, FL; TBA)
11/12: GSC Championship Pensacola, FL; TBA)
11/08: University of Arkansas (Exhibition; Fayetteville, AR; 7:00 p.m.)
11/11: University of Memphis (Exhibition; FedExForum; 8:00 p.m.)
11/12: Williams Baptist College (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
11/07: Arkansas State University (Exhibition; Jonesboro, AR; 7:05 p.m.)
11/12: Lyon College (Batesville, AR; 2:00 p.m.)