vote CBU Soccer Players in Polar Bear Plunge
BRRR BUCS BRRR! Six CBU soccer players participated in the 13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on February 4, jumping into the Mississippi River as part of the benefit for Special Olympics of Greater Memphis. David Skull, Yannick Skull, Mac McAllister, Adam Toras, Andrew Ballard and Jared Roberts raised a combined total of $557 with their plunge. The Buccaneer soccer program hopes to make their participation an annual event.


COUNSELING CENTER FORUM: Officer Carey Carter, Assistant Director of CBU Campus Safety, will lead a forum on "Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships/Domestic Violence" on Tuesday (February 7) in Spain Auditorium; 1:00–1:50 p.m. Click here for a full schedule of this spring's Counseling Center Forums.>>
ALPHA SIGMA TAU RECRUITMENT & VALENTINE'S DAY SALE: Alpha Sigma Tau will be having a Recruitment Event on Monday (February 6) in Thomas Center 100 at 7:00 p.m., and another next Monday (February 13) in Sabbatini Lounge at 6:00 p.m. Come out and meet the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau! Questions? Contact Megan at or check them out on Facebook: Alpha Sigma Tau - Delta Chi Chapter. Alpha Sigma Tau will also be conducting a Valentine's Day Sale in Alfonso Dining Hall Tuesday through Friday (February 7-10) and next Monday, February 13. Stop by and order a flower to be hand-delivered on Valentine's Day! If you can't make it to the cafeteria, contact Elantra at or Gaby at to place your order!
HAVE YOU 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.


Black History Month
February 8: Movie Night, The Help 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 16: Fox 13 News political analysts Ben Ferguson and Joseph Kyles will discuss the topic of "Race and Politics in America" in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Ferguson is recognized across America from his appearances on shows such as Larry King Live and The O'Reilly Factor, and continues to receive national exposure from regular appearances on many, cable news networks, including CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FNC and Fox Business Channel. Kyles serves as the executive producer and host of the Memphis-based weekly community talk radio show Rainbow Push Live on AM 1340 WLOK.  
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. in the University Theater.


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


Mr. & Ms. CBU 2012
Congratulations to Mr. & Ms. CBU 2012! Trey Tedford (Business Administration '13) and Christian Bahniuk (Biology '13) were crowned as king and queen of the 2012 Homecoming Court at the game on February 4.

Don't Get Sick, Stan!
Don't Get Sick, Stan!, a children's picture book written by students in Dr. Stan Eisen's Parasitology class last semester (under the pseudonym Alfredo Colón)has been published through Amazon's CreateSpace and is now available online through The book is the story of Stan, a 3rd grader who goes to school and encounters a virus, a bacterium, a protozoan and a parasitic worm, all of which can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea. By taking simple precautions, he can avoid getting sick from these diseases. This book is appropriate for children in grades 3 through 6.


FREE CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY TUTORING: Chemistry tutoring is available on Mondays, and Biology tutoring is on Wednesdays in Cooper-Wilson 309, 5:00-6:00 p.m. for students in CHEM 101, 113 and 114 and/or BIOL 111 and 112. Tutoring is provided by Brandi Baughman, a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Research at UT-Health Sciences Center. Bring your specific questions or stop by to do your homework. She will be happy to offer assistance! If you have questions, contact Academic Services at

Andrew Prislovsky & Chip Saltsman
Andrew Prislovsky
, CBU Vice President for Advancement, and Chip Saltsman (Economics/Finance '90), chief of staff to Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN 3rd Congressional District), on the ledge of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC last week. This visit was just one of several meetings Andrew and President John Smarrelli had with our Tennessee Congressmen and Senators regarding the importance of CBU to both Memphis and the State of Tennessee.
Dr. Mary Campbell
(Behavioral Sciences) has been hired as a full time Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the School of Arts. Her area of research is Medical Anthropology.


Clifton Gibbs (Business Administration '11) passed away at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis on February 3 from injuries suffered in a car accident on February 1. Funeral arrangements are still pending; we will keep the CBU Community informed of forthcoming details. Please keep Clifton, his family and his friends in your thoughts and prayers.


The Bookstore thanks everyone so much for the great night of entertainment at the All-Sing Competition last Wednesday! Kudos to all participants!
Valentine's Raffle! Visit the Bookstore and enter to win a fabulous prize! The winning name will be picked the morning of Valentine's Day.
Be our Valentine! Stop in on Valentine's Day and receive a happy!
March Evening Term books will be arriving late February/early March.


Are you interested in joining an International Education Honor Society? The CBU Education Department would like to extend an invitation to join the International Education Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi. In order to be eligible for membership, please see specific requirements below.

Undergraduate: working toward BA in Child Development or BA in Special Education, have completed 30 hours of courses, have at least 12 hours in Education courses, and demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Graduate: enrolled in a graduate program, have completed at least 12 hours in Education courses, and demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

If you are eligible for KDP membership, please fill out the Initiate Information Form, enclosed with an unofficial transcript, and check or money order for $63.00. Membership fees include local chapter dues, national dues, initiation fees, and honor cords. Please make checks payable to: Christian Brothers University, Memo Line: Kappa Delta Pi fees. Membership information and Initiate forms can be located outside of Kenrick 118.

All paperwork and money must be submitted to Kappa Delta Pi's mailbox, located in the Department of Education Copy Room (accessible through Kenrick 118), on or before April 3, 2012. If you are mailing your paperwork, please address to Department of Education, Box 101 attn: Kappa Delta Pi.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kimmi Hayden at (901) 321-3376 or at

Mark your calendars! Initiation will be held on April 30, 2012!


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!


As a trial, to see if Saturday hours are merited, Plough Library will be open on the following Saturdays:

February 1: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 25: Noon-4:00 p.m.
March 3: Noon-4:00 p.m.
March 17: Noon-4:00 p.m.
March 24: Noon-4:00 p.m.

At the end of the time period, the Library will evaluate attendance to see if it merits continuation.
(Plough Library will be closed March 10 for Spring Break.)


Opera Doesn't SuckOPERA DOESN'T SUCK: Contrary to what your teachers and parents have said, opera isn't good for you. It is not your daily serving of vegetables. It has no vitamins or minerals. It is filled with murderers, prostitutes, adulterers and hot, sweaty gypsies. Opera will melt your face off with its awesome intensity. Fear it. Worship it. Embrace it. Kill it before it strikes again. Join the performers of Opera Memphis on Monday, February 20 in Spain Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. for a CBU community presentation that will convince all doubters that, indeed, opera doesn't suck. Sponsored by the CBU Honors Program and the School of Arts.
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.
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.
SPRING THEATRE PRODUCTION: CBU's Visual & Performing Arts Department will present Almost, Maine by John Cariani on March 30-31 at 7:00 p.m. and on April 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Cariani employs elements of magical realism as he explores the mysteries of the human heart in this delightful comedy. On a Friday night in the middle of winter, residents of a small, mythical town in far northern Maine are falling in and out of love at an alarming rate. Knees are getting bruised; hearts are getting broken... but the bruises heal and hearts mend — almost — in what has been described as a "charming midwinter night's dream." Almost, Maine will leave you spent from laughter and thoroughly warmed from the inside out. General admission is $5.00; CBU faculty, staff and student admission is $1.00. Reservations are not needed. For more information, contact Matthew Hamner at or (901) 321-3026.


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 Cost is $45 for SHRM members and $50 for non-SHRM members.
Community members are needed to serve as jurors for this year's ThinkShow!, a yearly district-wide exhibit of student work. Jurors can choose to go to any school, and can expect to spend approximately 2 -3 hours in their assigned school evaluating student projects. ThinkShow! is on March 1 this year; please consider coming out! Participation will provide a glimpse into the unique projects MCS students create with their teachers. Sign up online or contact Amanda McClusky, Library Information Specialist, Fairview Middle School at (901) 416-9510 or
VANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM: The annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will be held at First Congregational Church (1000 S. Cooper) 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." Since the 1980s, Dr. Isasi-Diaz has focused on the elaboration of mujerista theology based on the religious understandings and practices of Latinas living in the U.S. She has lectured throughout the country as well as internationally on issues of justice, and Latina/o theology. She coauthored the first Latina theology book published in the U.S. For more information, visit

(17-3, 8-1 GSC)
Bucs 79, University of West Florida 66 (at Canale Arena)
Bucs 62, Valdosta State University 50 (at Canale Arena)
02/02: Lady Bucs 52,
University of West Florida 56 (at Canale Arena)
02/04: Lady Bucs 44,
Valdosta State University 62 (at Canale Arena)
MEN'S TENNIS (0-3, 0-2 GSC)
02/02: Bucs 0,
Ouachita Baptist University 9 (at TPC Southwind)
02/03: Bucs 0, Delta State University 6 (at TPC Southwind)
02/04: Bucs 0,
University of Alabama-Huntsville 5 (at TPC Southwind)
02/03: Lady Bucs 0, University of West Georgia 5 (at TPC Southwind)
02/04: Lady Bucs 0,
University of Alabama-Huntsville 5 (at TPC Southwind)



02/09: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 7:30 p.m.)
02/11: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 3:00 p.m.)
02/09: University of West Alabama (Livingston, AL; 5:30 p.m.)
02/11: University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA; 1:00 p.m.)
02/08: Bethel University (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m.)
02/11: William Woods University (Buc Field; Noon doubleheader)
02/12: William Woods University (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m.)