vote Rozier-Thomas Center Lawn
CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS: New landscaping, walkways, drainage and (most obviously) a new gazebo are being added to the lawn area between the Thomas Center and Rozier Hall. The new area's landscape design ties it together with the Living Learning Center, Canale Pool, the Bridge and Signaigo Field.


BRAIN GROWTH & EDUCATION FUNDING: The CBU Department of Education and MBA Program, in conjunction with the Urban Child Institute, will present "Brain Growth & Education Funding" on Wednesday (January 18) at 5:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Katy Spurlock, Director of Education & Dissemination for Urban Child Institute, will lead the discussion on the needs of children between ages 0-3 and how we can effect change in the Mid-South. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Free and open to the public.
ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: Four workshop sessions will be offered during January and February to help at-risk students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The sessions will be conducted by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling, and held on Thursdays as follows: January 19, January 26, February 2 and February 9 in the Thomas Center Conference Room, 1:00-1:50 p.m. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student. Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions.
BOOKSTORE HOURS: The CBU Bookstore is open extended hours Tuesday and Wednesday (January 17-18), 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
'80s PROM NIGHT: Break out your big hair and blue eyeshadow and get your groove on at '80s Prom on Friday (January 20) in Sabbatini Lounge, 8:00-11:00 p.m. Cookies and punch, awkward prom photos, and costume contest. $5 admission. Brought to you by the Honors Program. (This is a no alcohol event.)


MIlitary Friendly University CBU has been selected for inclusion in the "2012 Guide to America's Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities" by Military Advanced Education magazine. Military Advanced Education conferred with Educational Services Officers from all of the branches of the military to come up with a set of criteria for inclusion in the "Guide." CBU was noted for having a dedicated admissions advisor for military, staff trained in military needs, a liberal withdrawal policy, tuition lower than Yellow Ribbon, and its benefits for military spouses and dependents. CBU is one of only three universities in Tennessee selected for this designation.
Cathy Lantrip (Career Center) has attained certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). NBCC is the largest national counselor credentialing organization in the United States. As a newly designated NCC, she has fulfilled the requirements for the NCC credential and joined the ranks of more than 40,000 NCCs. Those requirements include a graduate degree in counseling from a regionally accredited institution, supervised post-master's counseling experience and a passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).
An article entitled "Plastic Tote Drop Impact Study" appears recently in the IoPP Journal of Packaging published online by the Institute of Packaging Professionals. It is authored by Dr. Siripong Malasri (Civil Engineering & Healthcare Packaging Consortium Coordinator), Mr. Robert Moats (Engineering Technician), Mr. John Archer (Engineering Management/Packaging '12), Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering) and Mr. Larry Rutledge (CBU Certified Packaging Lab Manager). The work is part of a Healthcare Packaging Consortium project on plastic tote study, sponsored by Merck.


Castings 2011CASTINGS CALL: Want to see your name in lights (or at least in print)? Want to win fame and fortune through your creativity? Submit your work to Castings, CBU's premiere literary magazine. You could win prize money in four genres: prose, poetry, digital photography and fine art. Email all work to by February 1. See your work in print and become the student writer/artist in residence at CBU!
ART EXHIBITIONS: "Preserve & Protect," an exhibition of work by clay artist Nancy White is on display in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery through February 17. White is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Memphis. In addition, "Vicissitudes" by Norman Soskel is on exhibit in the foyer of the gallery. More>>>
DISCOUNTS FOR CBU AIR TRAVELERS: FastPark & Relax is offering a discounted parking rate for all CBU students, alumni, faculty and staff. The cost is $7.75/day, compared to the airport parking at $11/day. They keep track of how many days you stay based on their rewards card. After eight days, you get one FREE. After 40 days, you get a FREE WEEK's worth of parking. FastPark & Relax offers an easy and fast way to get their preferred rate. Sign up at


January 24: "BEFORE ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER," a forum on stress, depression and suicide led by Dr. David Goldstein, CBU's Consulting Psychologist (Spain Auditorium; 1:00–1:50 p.m.)
February 7: "HEALTHY VS. UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE," a forum led by Officer Carey Carter, Assistant Director of CBU Campus Safety (Spain Auditorium; 1:00–1:50 p.m.)
February 14: "ANIMAL COGNITION," a forum led by Dr. Rena Durr, CBU Professor of Behavioral Sciences (Spain Auditorium; 1:00–1:50 p.m.)
March 20: "LUNCH 'N LEARN MEETING ON AUTISM," presented by Dr. Wendy Ashcroft and Dr. Nancy Wilder, CBU Department of Education (Sabbatini Lounge; 12:15–1:00 p.m.)
March 12-21: APPLICATION TIME FOR 2012-2013 PEER COUNSELORS! Basic criteria include a 2.5 cumulative GPA (minimum), school spirit, positive role model, leadership capabilities, etc. Applications will be available in the Counseling Center, March 14-24.
May 3: MASSAGE THERAPY (During final exams) — Location to be announced!


Dr. Sue Trzynka and seven students in the CBU Nursing Program — Brianna Barnett, Aleisha Curry, Christen Coleman, Clark Gwaltney, Bob Schroeder, Ramelle Wheeler and Erica Williams — are making a mission trip to Haiti in March in conjunction with the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership through Holy Communion Church, where they will working at St. Vincent's School, an orphanage and special-needs school. They are requesting donations from the CBU Community to help in this mission:

Coloring books for children of all ages, crayons, pencils, paper notebooks
Hair ribbons, holders, clips of all sizes for the girls and caps for the boys.
Hygiene kits: soap, toothbrushes (all sizes), toothpaste, washcloths, combs (large teeth are best), quart size Ziplock bags
Over-the-counter medications — the school always needs liquid and tablet Tylenol for the infants, children, and adults. Also other pain medications, Bandaids, vitamins with iron for infants, children and adults.
Money to help with the expense of the baggage, tips for porters, meals in the airport, etc.

Contact Dr. Trzynka at (901) 321-3465 or for more info. Donation boxes will soon be available in the Nursing Program office (Buckman Hall 303), outside Dr. Trzynka's office (Cooper-Wilson 314) and in Alfonso Dining Hall.


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be hosting a career fair and luncheon on Tuesday, January 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 501 St. Jude Place (map).

If you are a student leader and possess Sales and Marketing experience (experience in the African-American and Hispanic market preferred, but not required), then this is an event you don't want to miss!

ALSAC/St. Jude, the fundraising organization of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is one of the largest healthcare charities in America and raises money solely to support St. Jude.

St. Jude's world-renowned organization offers competitive pay and benefits, the resources to do the best work of your career and the stability of a high-growth industry. ALSAC/St. Jude has diverse career opportunities in a variety of areas across the country. Join our team and help continue the St. Jude mission to find cures and save children. It can make your career rich with meaning.

Current openings:
Regional Event Marketing Representative (locations in several cities)
Bilingual Regional Event Marketing Representative (locations in several cities)
Multicultural Regional Event Marketing Representative (locations in several cities)

All applicants must RSVP by Friday, January 20.

RSVP TO: Maribel Jiménez
CIR Talent Acquisition Bilingual Specialist Human Resources
ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
(901) 578-6871


THE NEXT LEVEL: 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: Mr. Joseph Sanders of the American Cancer Society will conduct cessation classes on January 26, February 9, February 23, March 12, March 22, April 8 and April 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room.
Tobacco Free Support Groups: A tobacco-free support group meets every Wednesday
at 12:30 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room.
Nicotine Patches: Visit Health Resources, located in the Thomas Center, for nicotine patches while supplies last.
Video Resources: Visit Plough Library's Films On Demand site and type in your topic (i.e., tobacco products, smoking, etc).
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 at (877) 879-6422 or online at


CBU VOLUNTEER FAIR: Interested in participating in community service for the spring semester? The Office of Mission and Identity will host a Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, January 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Organizations attending include the Mid-South Food Bank, Methodist Hospital, Catholic Charities and many more. Freshmen interested in completing the ten hours needed for the White House Interfaith Initiative should attend!
COUNSELING CENTER FORUM: A forum addressing stress, depression, and suicide prevention will be offered on Tuesday, January 24 in Spain Auditorium, 1:00–1:50 p.m. The presentation will be made by Dr. David Goldstein, CBU's consulting psychologist. The CBU community is invited to attend.
CPA REVIEW COURSE INFORMATION: Becker Professional Education, in conjunction with the CBU chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, is offering a CPA Review Course Informational Session on January 27 in Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Becker is recognized as a global leader in professional education and its CPA Exam Review is the largest and longest-running review program worldwide. This event will enlighten students on the advantages of taking a review course before sitting for the CPA exam. It will also provide information on CFA, CPE and Project Management courses. For more information, contact Tayannia Kerr at or call Becker Professional Education at (877) CPA-EXAM.
2012 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME: The CBU Athletic Hall of Fame has announced that seven new members will be inducted at its Hall of Fame Banquet on February 3. CBU's Hall of Fame Class of 2012 is Wendy Cook (Soccer, 1994-96), Rob Inman (Baseball, 1977-79), Desi Owens (Basketball and Volleyball, 1981-85), Jeff Sanders (Basketball, 1976-80), Doug Schenkel (Soccer, 1989-92), Lynda Simpson (Volleyball and Basketball Coach, 1984-89) and David Woodmansee (Baseball, 1982-85). The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on February 3 at 6:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $40 each, and a table of eight is $320. More info >>>

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President is Wednesday, February 29 in the University Theater. Faculty and staff, please show up at 12:30 for snacks and conversation in the lobby. Conversation with Dr. Smarrelli will begin afterward in the theater to discuss matters of relevance in an informal setting. No agenda will be formulated. Dr. Smarrelli hopes to use this as an opportunity to discuss topics large and small.


FARM TO TABLE CONFERENCE: The second annual Farm to Table Conference for Mid-South Producers will take place on February 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Memphis Bioworks Foundation Conference Center (20 South Dudley). The conference is designed to provide a forum for farmers, consumers, entrepreneurs and other interested groups to discuss ideas for developing the local food system of Memphis and the Mid-South.  The conference will feature sessions on a variety of important topics for the local food system – from marketing produce to grocery stores, schools and restaurants, to vegetable production, community supported agriculture, new farm start-ups, and food policy.  A networking lunch will provide attendees the chance to further develop relationships and collaborative opportunities. Online registration can be found at Brown Paper Tickets, or email Chris Peterson at for a registration form.

(13-2, 4-0 GSC)
Bucs 69, University of West Alabama 54 (at Canale Arena)
Bucs 69, University of West Georgia 49 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 50, University of West Alabama 49 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 47,
University of West Georgia 52 (at Canale Arena)



01/19: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
01/22: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL;. 4:00 p.m.)
01/19: University of North Alabama (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
01/22: University of Alabama-Huntsville (Huntsville, AL;. 2:00 p.m.)