vote Dr. Lyle Wescott & Br. Robert Staub
DOUBLE EMERITI BIRTHDAY: Dr. Lyle Wescott (Chemistry, Emeritus) and Brother Robert Staub (Biology, Emeritus) reminisced over old CBU photos and yearbooks at a joint birthday celebration in the Cooper-Wilson Center on January 27. Dr. Wescott taught at CBU from 1968 until his retirement in 2002. Brother Robert taught for 45 years, from 1950 until 1995, and holds the distinction of being the longest serving Christian Brother at CBU — 61 years and still going strong! Happy Birthday, Professors!

HOMECOMING!

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HOMECOMING TUESDAY: Tickets for the Homecoming Dance (Free for all students) become available in Alfonso Dining Hall, along with ballots for Mr. & Ms. CBU, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Step outside to continue the celebration with a Cook-Out in Buckman Quad; 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. And eat hearty — you'll need lots of energy for the Homecoming Olympics Tuesday night in Canale Arena, starting at 6:00 p.m.
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HOMECOMING WEDNESDAY: Tickets for the Homecoming Dance (Free for all students) are still available in Alfonso Dining Hall, along with voting for Mr. & Ms. CBU, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The All Sing Competition starts in the University Theater at 7:30 p.m.
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HOMECOMING THURSDAY: Tickets for the Homecoming Dance (Free for all students) are still available in Alfonso Dining Hall, along with voting for Mr. & Ms. CBU, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Commuter students, show your Buc spirit in the Commuter Car Decoration Competition!
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HOMECOMING FRIDAY: It's Spirit Day Sign-In in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. — and last day to get your Homecoming Dance tickets and cast your vote for Mr. & Ms. CBU! Homecoming Banners are due in the Student Life Office by 3:00 p.m.
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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 Friday. 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 at 6:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Tickets are $40 each, and a table of eight is $320. More info >>>

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HOMECOMING SATURDAY: SHOW YOUR COLORS! The CBU Bookstore will have a merchandise table set up in Canale Arena where tickets are sold for Homecoming on Saturday. Please stop by prior to each game to get your CBU apparel! Go BUCS!
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THE MAIN EVENT: It's Buccaneers versus Blazers in the 2012 Homecoming Games on Saturday! The Lady Bucs start the fun at 2:00 p.m. when they take on the Lady Blazers from Valdosta State. It'll be home court revenge time for the Lady Bucs, trying to make up for a 57-42 loss to VSU in early January. The #15 Bucs take the court at 4:00 p.m., trying to make their record 2-0 against the Blazers— and hopefully making it a Blazer Blowout in the process( instead of the 80-79 nail biter in their previous match up)! The Homecoming Court will be presented at halftime! Come on out, CBU, and GET BUC WILD!
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ALUMNI POST-GAME PARTY: All CBU alumni are invited to watch the games from the Skybox and then to move across Canale Arena to the east balcony for a post-game bash with burgers and beer, courtesy of Huey's!
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HOMECOMING DANCE: Saturday from 10:00 p.m. until Sunday at 2:00 a.m. Buses leave Central Lot. Mr. and Ms. CBU will be announced with the Homecoming Court.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT CBU

Wednesday (February 1): Soul Food Day and Entertainment, 11:00 a.m.-:1:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining  Hall; entertainment starts at 12:00
Wednesday (February 1): African American Art Exhibit in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m.-:1:30 p.m.
February 8: Movie Night, Last King Of Scotland at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
February 16: Brown Bag Luncheon Panel Discussion on  "The Underground Railroad: Is there ever a reason to break the Law for Justice?" in Sabbatini Lounge, 12:30 p.m. The facilitator will be Reverend Herbert Lester of the Southern Leadership Conference, with a panel of CBU staff and students.
February 21: Black History Month Trivia in Maurelian Lounge, 7:00 p.m.
February 25: "A Tribute to Black History Month," CBU staff, students and guests pay tribute to Black History Month through a variety of talents, 7:00 p.m. Location TBA.

KUDOS

Dr. David Dault (Religion and Philosophy) was invited to lecture at the University of Cincinnati in early January, where he presented some aspects of his research of ancient and contemporary Bibles in a paper called "Coded Polemics, Covert Theologies: How Indulgences Become Endpapers and Bibles Become Magazines."
• Three CBU alumni (and/or current MBA students) have been named to the Mayor's Young Professionals Council (MYPC): Hayley Isaac (Business Administration '09, MBA '11), JT Malasri (Civil Engineering '06, MBA '12), and Dan Springer (Business Administration '07). Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell convened the MYPC as an ad hoc council to address the exodus of local talent. The MYPC is composed of 15-17 young professionals from throughout Shelby County who serve as a liaison between Shelby County government and the local community of young professionals. 

ALPHA CHI BOOK DRIVE

Alpha Chi Book DriveAlpha Chi honor society at CBU has begun its annual book drive, which will run through the end of February. As part of the national drive of Reading is Fundamental, Alpha Chi is seeking new or gently used books of all kinds for children and young adults. They will be donated locally to schools. There are boxes placed around campus to donate the books. If you have trouble finding one or have suggestions on how to increase the donations, please contact Dr. Randel Price at rprice@cbu.edu or Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu.

FROM THE BUSINESS OFFICE: STUDENT ACCOUNT INFO

If you add a class after Finalizing, you will need to make payment arrangements at that time.
If you add a class after getting a refund, you will need to make payment arrangements at that time.
If you Finalized with a 1st Term class and add a 2nd Term class, you will need to make payment arrangements at that time.
If you make any changes to your schedule or housing, you will need to come to the Business Office.

IMPORTANT DATES ON THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR

February 6: 2nd 8-week Spring 2012 Registration reopens
February 10: Last Day to Withdraw from the 1st 8-week Spring 2012 Session
March 22: Last Day to Withdraw from the 16-week Spring 2012 Session
April 13: Last Day to Withdraw from the 2nd 8-week Spring 2012 Session

SPRING FORUMS & ACTIVITIES FROM THE COUNSELING CENTER

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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.)
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February 14: "ANIMAL COGNITION," a forum led by Dr. Rena Durr, CBU Professor of Behavioral Sciences (Spain Auditorium; 1:00–1:50 p.m.)
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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.)
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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.
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May 3: MASSAGE THERAPY (During final exams) — Location to be announced!

HAVE YOU RUN THE DUCK?

Run the Duck Run along the mighty Mississippi River during the Annual Maria Montessori School Duck Trail Race on Sunday, February 12. The 5k trail race begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Maria Montessori School (740 Harbor Bend Road, on Mud Island) and continues to Greenbelt Park. After the race, enjoy refreshments (pizza for all and beer for adults), live music, and presentations of special student-made race awards back at the school. This is an official Memphis Runners Track Club race. Early registration is $20 with barefoot runners for $17 (day of registration is $25). Race day registration at the school starts at noon, or sign up online at this link.

UPCOMING CBU EVENTS

Pam Hassler, "Wetlands: Passage II"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.
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ART FACULTY EXHIBITION OPENING: "Light in the Wetlands," an exhibition of recent paintings by Pam Hassler (Visual & Performing Arts/Adjunct), will open at L Ross Gallery (5040 Sanderlin) with a public reception on Friday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through March 31.


UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

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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 petersochris@gmail.com for a registration form.
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STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP FOR HR EXECUTIVES: CBU is sponsoring the presentation by HR Professionals of Greater Memphis and SHRM-Memphis of the first of four HR seminars for 2012 on February 16 at the Crescent Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m. "What you really need to know to prepare for health care reform's impact on employer sponsored health plans" will teach about a new tool that will help you determine whether to use the State Health Care Exchange or continue with your current plan; what plan sponsors need to know about 408(b)(2) disclosures and fee disclosures to participants in 2012; about the new social media screening tool that provides a comprehensive candidate profile compliant with FCRA, Title VII, and state laws; how different potential Supreme Court decisions could effect health reform's impact on employer plans; and much, much more. The keynote speaker will be Bob Radecki, President of Benefit Comply, a health and welfare plan compliance consulting firm located in Minneapolis. A wine and cheese reception will follow the seminar. Pre-registration is required. To register, RSVP to Cynthia@HRprosMemphis.com. Cost is $45 for SHRM members and $50 for non-SHRM members.

BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD
MEN'S BASKETBALL
(15-3, 6-1 GSC)
01/28:
Bucs 75, Delta State University 49 (at Canale Arena)
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (5-14, 2-5 GSC)
01/28: Lady Bucs 44,
Delta State University 57 (at Canale Arena)

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

MEN'S BASKETBALL

02/02: University of West Florida (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
02/04: Valdosta State University (HOMECOMING! Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
02/02: University of West Florida (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
02/04: Valdosta State University (HOMECOMING! Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)