vote CBU Volunteers for Salvation Army
CBU BELL RINGERS: Denzel Flenorl ( '15) and Harry Neely ('15) were among the CBU volunteers who joined Dr. John Smarrelli "ringing the bell" for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign on December 9-10 at Kroger on Union Avenue. The Red Kettle Campaign is the Salvation Army's largest annual fundraiser with proceeds used to provide programs and services throughout the year.


BUYBACK & CHECK-IN AT THE BOOKSTORE: Buyback continues at the CBU Bookstore 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.
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE: The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will hold an Advent Penance Service at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday (December 13). CBU students, faculty and staff are welcome!
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR DENEUVILLE LEARNING CENTER: Campus Ministry is collecting toys, clothing, educational games, gift cards, gas cards, Kroger cards, etc. to help DeNeuville Learning Center provide Christmas gifts for 70 women and children. Please drop any donations you can make at the Student Life Office or Campus Ministry Office — label them to the attention of Margretta. Wrapping is not required. The deadline is Wednesday (December 14). Campus Ministry will collect, sort and bag the donations. The families will receive them at their Christmas party at DeNeuville on December 19.


New Members of Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, inducted four new members on December 3. Pictured above (l-r) are Edwin Kirkpatrick (Chemical Engineering '12), Adam Thornton (Mechanical Engineering '13), Blake Ward (Civil Engineering '13) and Hunter Coulston (Electrical Engineering '13)
Demarcus Love (Business Administration '12) was honored with an Agents of Change award by the Memphis Urban League of Young Professionals on December 3. Love was named "Innovator of the Year" for the company, ChooMoGo, he cofounded with Abe Villarreal (Business Administration '12).
Bob McEniry (Chairman, CBU Board of Trustees) and Chip Dudley (Board of Trustees) were selected by the Memphis-based Society of Entrepreneurs to be inducted next spring. McEniry is the chairman of NexAir, and Chip Dudley is cofounder and cochairman of Independent Bank.


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 ALSO, the new Study Abroad Newsletter is available online — click here!
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).


Garden Tools NeededThe Social Justice Committee and students in Dr. Benjamin Jordan's "Introduction to Sustainability" course are asking members of the CBU Community to donate gently used gardening tools to benefit an effort by the Social Justice Committee and Brother Michael Schmelzer (Director of Learning Communities) to restore the CBU Community Garden. Tools that would be helpful include gardening gloves, rakes, hoes and shovels. If you or anyone you know has any of these tools sitting around at home, please consider donating them. There are donation boxes for gardening gloves by the Computer Center and in the entrance of Kenrick Hall. You can leave rakes, shovels and hoes at the Community Garden (between Stritch Hall and the Signaigo Bridge). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bryana Polk at or (901) 462-5143, Mario Sauceda at or Matt Strong at or (901) 857-5283. Thanks in advance for the donations and good luck on your finals!!!


CBU Golf Head Covers
LOOKING FOR A FUN GIFT FOR THE GOLFER IN YOUR FAMILY? Purchase a CBU club head cover! $35 each or $90 for a set of three. To purchase or for more information, contact the Alumni Office at or (901) 321-3270.


We would like to sincerely thank each of you who joined with us in celebration of community and the holidays at the 2nd Annual Faculty/Staff Potluck. It was a huge success, and there were some nice gifts of love for each of our chosen charities, Mid-South Food Bank and Catholic Charities. Thanks so much to all who gave! We especially want to thank all of those who were involved in preparing dishes, serving and being hostesses. "Thank You!" to each of you who did your part in helping us to insure that the event was a success. We'll see you all at our next event in the Spring.

Jane, Evelyn, Donna and Stacey


ART EXHIBITIONS IN JANUARY: "Preserve & Protect," an exhibition of work by clay artist Nancy White will open in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery on Friday, January 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. White is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Memphis. In addition, "Vicissitudes" by Norman Soskel will be on exhibit in the foyer of the gallery. Both exhibits will be displayed through February 17. More>>>
SPRING TRIVIA NIGHT: CBU and the National Alumni Board will host Trivia Night on Friday, January 13 in Alfonso Dining Hall. CBU's own Trivia King, Brother Ignatius Brown, will emcee. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and the competition begins at 7:30 p.m. Register online at, or contact Karen Viotti at (901) 321-3254 or More info >>>
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 >>

(6-2, 0-0 GSC)
Bucs 72, Harding University 60 (at Searcy, AR)
Bucs 106, Central Baptist College 67 (at Canale Arena)
12/06: Lady Bucs 54,
Harding University 82 (at Searcy, AR)
Lady Bucs 55,
University of Arkansas-Monticello 61 (at Monticello, AR)



12/17: University of Central Oklahoma (Las Vegas, NV; 4:00 p.m.)
12/18: St. Mary's University of Texas (Las Vegas, NV; 6:00 p.m.)
12/16: Freed-Hardeman University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/17: Blue Mountain College (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)