vote CBU Team Awarded EPA Grant
CBU TEAM AWARDED EPA GRANT: Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil & Environmental Engineering) and Dr. Paul Indeglia with Peak Development Consulting received a $15,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the P3 — People, Prosperity, and the Planet — Program. CBU is the only local university to receive the grant and is one of seven universities in the South and 45 in the nation receiving it. A team of six CBU civil, electrical and mechanical engineering students will investigate, develop, and implement technologies that improve energy efficiency in the building envelope of existing residential structures in the low-income communities of Memphis. If their work is selected by an expert panel at the 8th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo, the EPA will grant up to another $90,000 to further the project design, implement it in the field, and move it to the marketplace. Pictured above (l-r): Dr. L. Yu Lin, Ivan Tamayo (Civil Engineering '13), Dederick Blair (Civil Engineering '13), Martin Tribo (Electrical Engineering '13), Kenderick Norris (Civil Engineering '14), LeAndreaonia Dunning (Mechanical Engineering '12), Aaron Lewis (Civil Engineering '14), and Mr. Henry Rhodes (Engineering Technician). More info>>>


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 & INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Monday (November 14) in Spain Auditorium, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
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.

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.

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

CBU DOES NOT RECYCLE: 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


Monday, November 14: Day Seniors
Wednesday, November 16: Day Juniors
Friday, November 18: Day Sophomores
Tuesday, November 22: Day Freshmen
The Spring Course Schedule is available on the CBU Web >>>
URBAN PLANNING PANEL: Dr. Benjamin Jordan (History/Sustainability) will be one of the panelists for a discussion of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities: Fifty Years Later" on Monday (November 14) at the Blount Auditorium at Rhodes College, 7:00 p.m. Centered on the 50th anniversary of Jane Jacobs' landmark book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, the discussion will reflect on the book and ways in which Jacobs' ideas relate to current planning initiatives in and around Memphis. Also on the panel are John Lawrence of Livable Memphis and Robert Edgecombe of GCR and Associates. Free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.
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.
TURKEY GRAMS FOR SALE: The Fall Delta Sigma Pi pledge class is hosting a fundraising event in Alfonso Dining Hall this Tuesday and Wednesday from noon until 2:00 p.m. They will be selling Turkey Grams and will even deliver them for you to your recipient's CBU mail box if they live on campus. The Turkey Grams are only $1, so be sure to stop by and contribute!
CHILI COOK-OFF FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: Alpha Xi Delta and Tau Kappa Epsilon will be hosting a Chili Cook-off for Autism Speaks during the CBU vs. Harding basketball game on Tuesday (November 15) in the Skybox of Canale Arena. Teams of two can pay a small entry fee of $10 per team to enter chili to be judged by the chili connoisseurs of Tau Kappa Epsilon. The judges will name the best chili in the categories of Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Greek Organization, and Non-Greek Organization teams. Other titles up for grabs include Best Team Name and the coveted Best Chili Award, which is a prize of $100. Teams are responsible for bringing their own crockpot of chili to the Skybox by 5:30 p.m. for judging. At 6:00 p.m., the Skybox will be open to the public to try the many types of chili for $5. All proceeds go to Autism Speaks.
Give ThanksCBU 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 at 11:10, and entertainment will be provided by talented CBU students and staff! Come and join us as a University Community as we rejoice in giving thanks!
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 (
R.O.S.S. BASKETS DONATIONS: 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 and 5-pound bags of sugar. The final day to donate is Friday (November 18). The donation drop-off points are in Alfonso Dining Hall and Buckman Hall. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please see Dr. Evelyn McDonald.


Samantha Alperin at LLI
Dr. Samantha
Alperin (Education, kneeling at right above) attended the Lasallian Leadership Institute in Minneapolis, October 27-29. The others in the photo are from Cathedral High School (El Paso, TX) and Lewis University (Romeoville, IL). Brother Bede Baldry (standing at left) is Peace and Justice Coordinator with the Christian Brothers Midwest District.
Dr. Marius Carriere (History & Political Science) recently attended the Southern Historical Association Conference in Baltimore.
Alex Park (History '13) has been appointed to the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court. He will serve as one of five justices for the 2012-13 term.
Gulf South Conference volleyball coaches voted three Lady Bucs to the All-GSC Team. Setter Kelsey Miles (Natural Science '13) and outside hitter Hailey Gillis (Early Childhood '13) were named to the All-GSC First Team, and libero Corinne Doder (Business Administration '12) earned a spot on the All-GSC Second Team.


Lady Bucs in NCAA South
LADY BUCS HEADED TO THE NCAA SOUTH! For the first time in CBU history, the Lady Bucs have advanced to the NCAA Division II South Regional Volleyball Tournament, which will be held in Tampa, FL, Thursday through Saturday. Tampa, West Florida and Kentucky State earned automatic bids as champions of the SSC, GSC and SIAC, respectively. CBU, seeded No. 7, joined Eckerd, Rollins, Florida Southern and North Alabama for the tournament's five at-large bids. Schedule is below; more info here>>>
IEEE MONTH OF ZEN: FREE computer repair! During the month of November, IEEE/CBU will provide a computer help-desk/repair program for all of CBU faculty, staff and students. Free diagnostics and repair for malware, viruses, the "blue screen of death" and much more will be provided. Give your computer a treat this month — if you like the work, support by donating! This will help cover expenses for the program. To participate in the program, either email about your problem or just stop by Nolan 106 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon; Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to noon).
DEPOSITS NEEDED FOR SPRING BREAK IN ROME! Students planning to go to Rome on Spring Break need to make deposits immediately and pay October and November payments as airline tickets for Rome must be purchased on November 25. Make payments and register for classes BEFORE you leave for Thanksgiving!! See the Study Abroad website for more details!
CBU COLLECTION COMBINED WITH DEPAUL'S: In the spring of 2011, the decision was made to integrate the Kuehner Collection at CBU in Memphis and the Lemke Napoleon Collection at DePaul University in Chicago. The Lemke collection has been enhanced with estate gifts from Chicagoans Max Thorek and Milton Lewis, and the collection is now over 4,000 volumes. The Kuehner books and materials (over 1,300 pieces) from CBU were hand-delivered to the Richardson Library at DePaul in October.  The administrations of both DePaul and CBU were excited and pleased that these two collections would help one another in being an important collection of Napoleon materials for researchers. Those wishing to use the Lemke Collection may do so by contacting Special Collections at DePaul University Libraries.
MAESC 2012 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CBU faculty, students and staff are invited to submit abstracts for the Mid-South Annual Engineering and Sciences Conference (May 1, 2012) Abstract submission deadline is January 27, 2012. For more information and abstract template, please visit the MAESC website or contact Dr. Pong Malasri at (conference coordinator) or Dr. Paul Shiue at (conference chair).

LEGO League
Pictured above: Students in grades 4 through 8 from Ira Samelson Boys and Girls Club and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School participated in the FIRST® LEGO® League Mid Season Summit sponsored by the School of Engineering and the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers on October 29. FIRST® LEGO® League is an annual international competition which involves programming an autonomous robot to accomplish missions on a four-by-eight-foot competition field. More info>>>


Is your money going up in smoke? Does smoking affect your appearance, complexion, hygiene? Does smoking limit your chances in the current job market? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions and want to quit the use of tobacco products, the following resources are for you.

Smoking Cessation Classes: January 5 & 26, February 9 & 23, March 12 & 22, April 8 & 26
Led by Mr. Joseph Sanders from the American Cancer Society in the Thomas Center Conference Room, 1:00 p.m.          
Tobacco Free Support Groups: Every Wednesday in Thomas Center Conference Room, 12:30 p.m.
Nicotine Anonymous
Nicotine Anonymous is a program offering group support and recovery using a 12-Step program adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to help participants quit using tobacco. Information about meetings is available by phone — (877) 879-6422 — or online.
CBU Health Resources: Visit Health Resources in the Thomas Center for nicotine patches while supplies last.


Wolf River
The freshman Honors Biology class journeyed to the Wolf River at Moscow, TN on November 6 to study a more pristine version of the river. Waders and old sneakers were the preferred wardrobe for the day. Dr. James Moore (Biology) instructed the crew in taking water samples and collecting invertebrates. Most agreed that the trip was a very good one, although many indicated that the fried chicken was the high point of the excursion. Class instructor Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology) heartily agreed.
Gulf Coast Research
Brother Edward Salgado and Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology) took their Dendrology and Parasitology classes, respectively, to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) for a weekend "taste" of marine biology in Ocean Springs, MS and Biloxi Bay on November 4. The photo above was taken by Sam Clardy, Coordinator of the Summer Field Courses program at the GCRL, on board the R/V Hermes for a trawling run.


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.
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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BUSINESS CAREERS PRESENTATION: The School of Business at CBU is hosting a presentation in Spain Auditorium on November 29 from 3:30 to 4:30. Stefan Gertsch, representing the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Society of Memphis, will give an overview of the CFA designation.  This will be followed by Megan Murdock ('05), representing Robert Half Finance & Accounting, who will give an overview of careers in the fields of accounting and finance.  All CBU Business students are invited to attend.
"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>>>

MEN'S SOCCER (15-4-1, 5-0 GSC)
Bucs 0, Lynn University 1 (at NCAA Tournament; at Winter Park, FL)
VOLLEYBALL (24-10, 10-4 GSC)
Lady Bucs 0, University of Alabama-Huntsville 3 (GSC Quarterfinals; at Pensacola, FL)
(1-0, 0-0 GSC)
11/08: Bucs 54,
University of Arkansas 76 (Exhibition; at Fayetteville, AR)
11/11: Bucs 56,
University of Memphis 79 (Exhibition; at FedExForum)
Bucs 77, Williams Baptist College 63 (at Canale Arena)
11/07: Lady Bucs 51,
Arkansas State University 65 (Exhibition; at Jonesboro, AR)
11/12: Lady Bucs 48,
Lyon College 69 (at Batesville, AR)


11/17: NCAA South Quarterfinals: Eckerd College (Tampa, FL; 1:30 p.m.)
11/18: NCAA South Semifinals (Tampa, FL; 4:00 p.m.)
11/19: NCAA South Finals (Tampa, FL; 6:00 p.m.)

11/15: Harding University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
11/18: Shaw University (Highland Heights, KY; 4:30 p.m.)
11/19: University of Cincinnati-Clermont (Highland Heights, KY; 2:30 p.m.)
11/15: Harding University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
11/19: Lane College (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)