vote Christmas Tree Lighting
The CBU Community was treated to a holiday performance by the Christian Brothers High School Chorus at the annual Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting on December 1. More photos from the Celebration are available on the CBU Flickr site. >>>


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 Monday (December 5) for a print workshop and presentation event at CBU. She will deliver a lecture explaining her cross-country art adventure and the letterpress printing process in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall) at 11:00 a.m. and host a workshop for students and the public in the truck at noon — the Moveable Type Truck will be parked in the Visitor's Lot Behind St. Joseph Hall. She will also allow students to print their own art to take home. Monday 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. 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. For more information on these events contact Nick Pena at or Melissa Wolowicz at MORE>>>
BUYBACK & CHECK-IN DATES AT THE BOOKSTORE: Buyback starts Monday (December 5) at the CBU Bookstore and continues through December 19! Rental check-ins run through December 20 for October Evening Term and through December 23 for Fall Day Term. The Bookstore will be open extended hours on December 19-20, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and will be open special hours on December 22-23, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The CBU Bookstore will be closed December 24- January 2 to observe the Christmas season.
DO A GOOD DEED CHRISTMAS PARTY! Psi Chi and the Psychology Club would like to cordially invite the CBU community to the "Do A Good Deed" Christmas Party on Thursday (December 8) in the LLC Main Commons, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the party for the Exchange Club Family Center located on Union Avenue. This non-profit organization helps out hundreds of people in our local area. Psi Chi and the Psychology Club will specifically be collecting for the First S.T.E.P.S. (Skills to Ensure Parenting Success) program, which helps young mothers become more responsible parents. The Exchange Club Family Center helps out dozens of mothers every year, and CBU can lend a hand by helping them get an early start for the new year! You can donate:

• Goodstart® powder formula only (made by Gerber; soy or Protect® type)
• Pampers® or Pull-Ups®
• Baby food
• New or gently used baby clothes
• Maternity wear

There will be food, drinks, games, prizes and more! Bring your friends and come have fun. Please RSVP by emailing Dani Hobbs at by Wednesday (December 7) at noon. If you can, please do a good deed!
FACULTY/STAFF POTLUCK: It's that wonderful time of year again for faculty and staff to get together for some fabulous food, fun, prizes and fellowship while giving back to those less fortunate! The 2nd Annual Faculty/Staff Community Potluck Event will be on Friday (December 9) in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This year's chosen charities are the Mid-South Food Bank and Catholic Charities. We really want to fill the MINI Coopers with lots of toys and food items for our chosen charities this year, so BE GENEROUS! Even if you can't cook or don't bring a dish, come out and enjoy the fellowship and food! There will even be some amazing Christmas carols. Wear your Santa hats, festive Christmas gear, and smiling faces for one of the best parties of the year! The prayer and Christmas blessing will begin at 11:00 a.m., and the food will be served immediately afterward If you are bringing a dish, please bring it to TC 100 by 8:00 a.m. for the kitchen crew. All dishes must be prepared prior to arrival. Sign up online at For more information, please contact one of the committee members below:
• Donna Freeman —
• Evelyn McDonald —
• Jane Murphy —
• Stacey Trotter —
LAST WEEK FOR 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 Friday (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. More info>>


Chemical Engineering Alumni Panel
Four Chemical Engineering alumni provided a panel discussion of chemical engineering careers for Dr. Asit Ray's CHE 101/201 Projects course on November 29. They described their career paths and the skills students should be cultivating for future success. Pictured above (l-r) are Andrya Clark Gough (Chemical Engineering '95, MEM '02), who is employed at Smith & Nephew; Justin Cash (Chemical Engineering '00) from Lucite International; Dr. Asit Ray; Wes Hoover (Chemical Engineering '05) from Packaging Corporation of America; and Brian McAnally (Chemical Engineering '95) from Fleischmann's Yeast.
Buccaneer soccer forward Jose Ferraz (General Studies '15) was named Daktronics Honorable Mention All-American after leading the Bucs to the GSC regular season and tournament championships and the NCAA South Regional.
Dr. Emily A. Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) gave a public lecture on November 29 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, AR, entitled "What is the Significance of My Neighbor's Religion for My Own? Deepening Faith and Learning from Others in a Context of Religious Diversity," followed by a Theology Table small group discussion of her work in progress, "'You who will never be me nor mine': Toward a Feminist Apophatic Theology of Religious Difference."
Lady Buc setter Kelsey Miles (Natural Science '13) is the first player in school history to earn a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-South Region Volleyball Team after leading the Lady Bucs to their most successful season since joining the NCAA. She was also named an Honorable Mention All-American by the AVCA.
Dr. Samantha Alperin and Dr. Ric Potts (Education) are making presentations at the Tennessee Reading Association Conference in Nashville on December 4-6. Dr. Alperin's presentation is entitled "The Value of Author Studies in the K-12 Classroom — Lessons From the Field," and Dr. Potts is presenting "Adolescent Literacy: A Time to Act."


ROME IN MARCH, PARIS IN MAY: Register NOW to travel and study with classmates and alums in two of the world's most exciting cities! Visit the Study Abroad website for details or email
STUDY ABROAD IN AUSTRIA! The CBU School of Business, through collaboration with FH Joanneam in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, is offering a new concentration beginning in the Fall of 2012. The Hospitality and Tourism Management concentration educates managers who can organize and implement touristic offers in the hospitality and leisure fields. CBU students completing the Hospitality and Tourism concentration will spend three months (October-December) studying at our partner university in Bad Gleichenberg (which is located in the Spa Region of eastern Styria). This location is ideal because it is one of the leading tourist regions in Austria, both in terms of quantity and quality, and continues to achieve above-average growth rates in the tourism sector. Courses in this new concentration include Foundations of Tourism, Foundations of Hospitality Management, Foundations of Event Management, and Applied Project in Tourism.

Business Administration majors can pick Hospitality and Tourism Management up as a second concentration, or it could serve as their only concentration requirement. Accounting majors looking for extra credit hours in order to sit for the CPA exam may also find this concentration appealing.

Costs included in this study abroad program are the standard tuition and fees paid to CBU (students do not pay tuition to the school in Austria), airline tickets, dorm room (very affordable), and food. For more information, please contact Dr. James T. Allen at (901) 321-4222 or
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!


Attention Juniors & Seniors: Did you know that having a less than perfect credit score can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over your lifetime? Start your financial life off on the right foot by signing up for the 8-week pilot class "Life After College" in spring 2012. These eight hours could change your future.

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.

Click here to register for the class today.


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 >>

(4-2, 0-0 GSC)
Bucs 61, Arkansas Tech University 64 (at Canale Arena)
11/29: Lady Bucs 51,
Arkansas Tech University 82 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 60, Rust College 41 (at Canale Arena)



11/06: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 7:30 p.m.)
12/10: Central Baptist College (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
12/06: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 5:30 p.m.)
12/08: University of Arkansas-Monticello (Monticello, AR; 5:30 p.m.)