vote Christmas Celebration & Tree Lighting
Bring your family & celebrate the season with the entire CBU community!
CHRISTMAS DINNER at 5:00 p.m. • TREE LIGHTING at 6:00 p.m.
with a special performance by the CBHS Choir
to benefit families with Catholic Charities
to benefit Up 'til Dawn & St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Please reply to or (901) 321-3082


CBU Bookstore Faculty & Staff Appreciation ---------------------------------------------------
ATTENTION SENIORS: Are you interested in becoming a Lasallian Volunteer? Or maybe you've have heard about it and want to know what it's all about? Come to Cooper-Wilson Conference Room (CW 303) on Tuesday (November 29), 5:00-6:00 p.m. Zac Ulfnar, Recruitment Coordinator of the Lasallian Volunteers, will be making a presentation and will answer any questions you may have. He will be on campus Monday (November 28) until Wednesday (November 30) in the lunch room and visiting classes, as well as scheduling one-on-one meetings. Should you wish to setup individual appointments or learn more information, please contact a member of the Campus Ministry Team. Lasallian Volunteers is open to graduating seniors seeking to immerse themselves more closely in the Lasallian network. LVs will be employed at the Lasallian ministries across the nation while living in community with the Christian Brothers. LVs are asked to make a full-year commitment, with the option of a second year. The Lasallian Volunteer website is at
BUSINESS CAREERS PRESENTATION: The School of Business at CBU is hosting a presentation in Spain Auditorium on Tuesday (November 29) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 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.
ARE YOU GRADUATING IN DECEMBER 2011, MAY 2012 OR AUGUST 2012? 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. Click here!
LAST CHANCE — 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 before the month is over — 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 or Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon; Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to noon).


CBU President Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. has been elected Secretary for the Catholic Charities of West Tennessee's Board of Trustees.

Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald inb Washington DC
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) attended the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC November 12-17. She presented two posters in a special session on teaching neuroscience: "The advantage of collaborations in the development of a neuroscience international summer research program in Brasil" and "The Edinger-Westphal nucleus: A Historical, structural and functional perspective on a dichotomous terminology" (coauthored with T. L. Kozic, J. C. Bittencourt, P. J. May, A. Reiner, P. D. R. Gamlin, M. Palkovits, A. K. E. Horn, A. E. Ryabinin and C. A. B. Toledo). Both were in memory of Claudio A.B. Toledo, who died in May 2011. Dr. Fitzgerald is pictured above with Dr. Paul May of the University of Mississippi.

Chase, Amanda and Dominique The two CBU students presented their posters at a special undergraduate session of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, DC on November 14. Dominique Garcia Robles (MHIRT '11, Biochemistry '11) presented the results of her MHIRT project from the summer 2011 in Sao Paulo, Brasil, entitled "Adrenergic Receptor Expression in Medulla Oblongata Cell Culture of Newborn Rats" (coauthored by Sergio M. deSilva, Maisa Costa, Marina Almeida and Debora R. Fior-Chadi). Amanda Fitzgerald (Biology '11) and Scott Held presented a paper on "Effects of hippocampal injections of zolpidem on conditioned fear retrieval." Pictured above: They also met with Chase de Saint-Felix (Philosophy '11), who is working on a master's degree at American University.


AMERICA RECYCLES DAY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AT CBU! Thanks to your participation, CBU recycled 1.37 tons (2,740 lbs.) of material (paper, cardboard, containers, etc.), received 156 signatures in support of recycling and sustainability on campus, passed out over 60 individual recycling boxes, and now have the program in six more buildings on campus where collection did not previously exist. CBU is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and as a member of CBU's community you are entitled to a free membership with AASHE. Just use your CBU email address to create an account! AASHE is a great resource concerning sustainability news at universities across the nation. Sign up for electronic newsletters and get access to an extensive collection of reports detailing the progress of green projects happening on campus communities much like ours — a great resource for research papers! Follow CBU Sustainability on Facebook!
ADDITIONAL PARKING DECALS: Any student requiring an additional parking decal (issued after the initial free decal for the academic calendar year) will be required to make a $20 payment (per additional decal) to the CBU Business Office in Barry Hall. After payment for the decal is made, please bring the receipt with you to the Campus Safety/Police Office at St. Joseph Hall to receive your extra decal.
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>>
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).


FALL ONLINE COURSE EVALUATIONS ARE OPEN: Fall full-term and 2nd 8-week term course evaluations are currently open and will close December 11. Don't wait! We want your input! Students who complete ALL of their course evaluations are entered in a drawing for one of several great prizes. Just ask Desireé Mitchell who won $50. William J. Zachary won the grand prize for the Spring 2011 Semester — a Nintendo DS! Congratulations to our professor winner, Dr. Bjoern Claassen, who won $50 for his great response rate! Click here to be taken directly to the evaluation site. Complete ALL your evaluations now and you just might be a winner!


Guide to Life After CollegeAttention Juniors & Seniors: Thank you for your participation in the survey announcing "Life After College." Based on your feedback, we are excited to announce that we will be offering an 8-week pilot course on "Life After College" this spring. The 50-minute, non-credit class will be offered at two convenient times of your choosing — Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. or Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. — and will be taught by CBU alumni. If you are interested in participating in this pilot class, please consider these times when arranging your spring class schedule. You will only need to attend one of the classes each week.

Below is a list of topics for the course that you deemed "very important" as you prepare for the real world outside of CBU:
Finding a job
What to expect and How to succeed in your first 90 days
Budgeting/Creating a savings plan
How to tackle student loan debt
Credit scores, credit cards, and credit reports
Pursuing a graduate education
How to define a true professional's Guide to Life After College is an inexpensive book requirement ($15) that will complement the course. We thank you again for your interest in this pilot class. Your feedback each week is crucial and will enable us to continue to improve the class as we move forward.

Click here to register for the class today.


Kelly Howell, beloved daughter of Anna Massa (former CBU golf coach) and stepdaughter of Ken Massa (Human Resources), passed away on November 20 at age 39. Please keep the Massa family in your thoughts and prayers. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, where Kelly was a nurse for many years. Most recently Kelly worked with children through The MED's Trauma Center. Condolences to the Massa family may be offered in care of Campus Box 92.
Peggy Webster Canale, mother of former CBU trustee Chris W. Canale and longtime friend of CBU, passed away on November 22. She is also survived by her son John D. Canale III and her grandchildren Katheryn Canale Horne, Christopher W. Canale Jr., Alexander Canale and Webster Canale, and four great- grandchildren. Please keep the Canale family in your thoughts and prayers. The family requests that any memorials be directed to the Dixon Gallery and Garden, St. John's Episcopal Church, the Church Health Center or the charity of the donor's choice.


"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>>>
VANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM: The annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will be held in the University Theater on March 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Professor Emerita of Christian Social Ethics and Theology at Drew University, will speak on the topic "Compassion & Solidarity: Struggling for Justice, Building Peace." As a Hispanic theologian, she is an innovator of Hispanic theology in general and specifically of Mujerista theology. More info on Dr. Isasi-Diaz >>

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Bucs 49, Arkansas Tech University 65 (at Russellville, AR)
11/22: Lady Bucs 40,
Arkansas Tech University 95 (at Russellville, AR)
Lady Bucs 37, University of Missouri-St. Louis 55 (at St. Louis, MO)



11/29: Arkansas Tech University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
11/29: Arkansas Tech University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/03: Rust College (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)