Lasallian Fellows Class of 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Lasallian Fellows, pictured above with Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., CBU President (l-r)William Zachary (Chemical Engineering '13), Johnny Blount (Religion & Philosophy '13), Cameron Volpe (Biology '13), Lauryn Murphy (Biology '13) and Taylor Tartera (English for Corporate Communications '13). The Lasallian Fellows Program is made possible by the generosity of CBU trustee Joyce Mollerup and her husband Bob Buckman (pictured above at right). It is an annual fellowship program awarding $5,000 each to five members of the senior class whose scholarship, leadership and service reflect CBU's Lasallian values. Lasallian values include being committed to the service of the under-served, being sensitive to social and community needs, and putting faith into action. Students are nominated for this award by members of the CBU faculty and staff and selected based on the above criteria.


STUDY ABROAD INFO MEETING: An informational meeting for all students interested in the Mexico City fall break study abroad trip will be held on Wednesday (September 6) at 12:15 p.m. in Buckman 222. Check the Study Abroad website for more details!
MATH CENTER OPEN FOR TUTORING: Tutoring by students for students begin in the Math Center (Cooper-Wilson 321) on Monday. Student tutoring hours for the Fall, which will also be posted in the Cooper-Wilson Center are as follows:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 12:00-4:00 p.m., 4:15-5:15 p.m., 7:15-9:15 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
BSA VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE: The Black Student Association will be holding a voter registration drive every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for the month of September starting Tuesday (September 4). The BSA will be located in the Quad in front of the Buc from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (rain location will be in the walkway in front of the Career Center). Registration is FREE! In order to vote in the November election, students must be registered by October 8 in order to receive their voter card in the mail.
BOOKSTORE SEPTEMBER OF SAVINGS: In conjunction with "September of Service: 30 Days of Good Deeds," the CBU Bookstore is offering 10% off a different item each day during the month of September! What a great opportunity to load up on CBU swag one day at a time!
ART GALLERY EXHIBITION: The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery is exhibiting photography by the Memphis Camera Club through September 18. The exhibit entitled "A Walk Through History" was inspired by a challenge from Brother Robert Werle, Director of Archives & Art Gallery at CBU, to the Camera Club to assemble a collection of photographs of Memphis Landmarks based on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as other notable buildings and districts that portray the colorful history of the city. The exhibit is not meant to be a complete catalogue of the National Register but rather a reflection of the city as seen through the creative eyes of the club members.


September 17: Fall 2nd 8-week registration will reopen
September 21: Last day to withdraw from a first 8-week class
November 1: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week class


The members of the fraternity and sorority life community at CBU invites you to start a new chapter of your life by joining one of theirs! Here are just a few points of pride for this community:

For the last six years, the average GPA for this community has consistently been higher than students who are not.
More than 1,000 hours of service are performed annually to local, regional, and national entities.
Lastly, research has shown that members of these organizations are more socially connected here and after they leave the university.

Sounds interesting? Please use the information below to learn more:

Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)

This council consist of the fraternities Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Info Session: September 6, 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
Rush: September 10–14 — Register by September 10 at

College Panhellenic Council (CPH)
This council consist of the sororities Alpha Xi Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Info Session: September 15, 2:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
Rush: September 17–22 — Register by September 20 at

National Pan-hellenic Council (NPHC)
This councils consist of Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, and Zeta Phi Beta.
Mandatory NPHC Forum: September 13 & September 18 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Hall Room 10
If you have NOT attended a forum before, you must attend one of these sessions before applying to any NPHC organization.

Feel free to submit any questions you may have to


CBU PACKAGING CHAPTER NOTED:, a UK-based packaging website, recently reported the approval of CBU's TAPPI Student Chapter by the Board of Directors of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) along with another chapter at Washington State University. According to the website, "Traditionally the TAPPI Chapters have only been at paper schools. This represents a significant step for TAPPI in the reaching out to all sectors of the Packaging Industry." processes 50,000 pieces of information and delivers them to the 300,000+ packaging buyers and professionals every week. For more info >>>

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A DISTINGUISHED LASALLIAN TRANSACTION: Maybe you didn't know, but the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award is not just the highest honor that CBU bestows upon its faculty and staff — it also comes with a very sweet parking spot in the visitor lot between the Library and Assisi Hall. When Melody Nabors (Registrar) was named Distinguished Lasallian Educator for 2012-13, the previous award-winner — Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Sciences/Honors Program) — greeted her to officially and graciously transfer the rights to the parking space, while Larry Kennedy (Physical Plant) changed the "Reserved" sign to reflect the change in ownership of the space. If the slideshow below does not appear in your email or mobile device, please click here>>>


ALCOHOL AWARENESS PRESENTATION: The CBU campus community is invited to join the freshman class, the peer counselors, and representatives from Athletics and the Greek organizations on Tuesday, September 11, 1:00–1:50 p.m. in the University Theater for a presentation by Mr. Neal Oldham. Mr. Oldham, Assistant District Attorney General for Shelby County, will speak on alcohol in the campus environment with focus on peer interaction and the law.
CONSTITUTION DAY 2012: CBU will celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution with a public seminar on Monday, September 17, at 5:45 p.m. (location to be announced). In recognition of this presidential election year, the topic of discussion will be the Electoral College: what it is and what it does. The seminar will also consider the perennial question of whether the Electoral College should it be reformed, abolished, or left as it is. This will be an open forum of questions and free discussion. Everyone is welcome!
CBU THEATRE AUDITIONS: Auditions for Steven Dietz' Private Eyes will be held on September 19 and 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Kenrick Hall 200. Actors should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Three males and two females are needed for the play. All are welcome to audition. For more information. contact Matthew Hamner at or come visit him in Kenrick 118C.
FALL TRIVIA NIGHT: CBU will host Fall Trivia Night on September 21 in Alfonso Dining Hall. Brother Ignatius Brown, Memphis' Trivia King and CBU's own, will emcee. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the competition will begin at 7:30 p.m. This night of fun and mind challenges is sponsored by the CBU Alumni Association. Teams may consist of 6 to 8 people and can pre-register before September 19 for $15 per person. After September 19, registration will be $20 person. CBU students can register for $5 at any time. To register, visit or contact Karen Viotti at (901) 321-3254 or More info >>>
Pastor Keith NormanDOZIER AWARD CEREMONY: The Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Award for Peace and Justice will be presented to Pastor Keith Norman on October 2, 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. As pastor of First Baptist Church, located in the Binghampton community, he is the shepherd of a ministry that is dedicated to serve a predominantly African-American community in transition, which is targeted for revitalization in housing, education, and crime prevention. He currently serves as the Tennessee State Conference NAACP Religious Affairs Chairman and in February 2012 was elected to the NAACP's Special Contribution Fund Board of Trustees. He serves as a chaplain with the Law Enforcement Chaplains Corps of the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. He serves as cochairman of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Health Care Corporation (The MED), and the Memphis PREP Program. Norman is a 2010 Presidents Volunteer Service Award recipient. The Dozier Award for Peace and Justice is named for Bishop Carroll T. Dozier, the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and a leader in race relations, peace and justice. Bishop Dozier served as Bishop of Memphis from 1971-1982. This event is free and open to the public.
ALUMNI WEEKEND: Alumni Weekend 2012 will be held on campus on October 5-6, honoring CBU's reunion classes (classes ending in a 2 or 7) as well as our Distinguished Alumni for 2012 — Distinguished Young Alumnus Mark Baricos ('02) and Distinguished Alumnus Mitch Graves ('83). In addition, Dick Gadomski ('62) will be recognized with the Brother Lawrence Egbert Distinguished Service Award, in honor of extraordinary time and service to the University over a period of many years in a fashion that exemplifies the devotion of Brother Lawrence. Events for the weekend include International Festival of Hops, Tailgate Party, Alumni Soccer Game and the Alumni Dinner & Celebration. A schedule is available on the Alumni Events webpage, and online registration is available at this secure link.
FAMILY WEEKEND: CBU will also host its annual Family Weekend on October 5-6. We invite the members of our extended Lasallian Community to spend a couple of days on campus and experience firsthand our commitment to faith, community and service. Family Weekend happens simultaneously with Alumni Weekend and offers a unique opportunity for the entire CBU family to come together and share our points of pride through an exciting selection of collaborative programming. Click here for schedule of events.
PACKAGING GOLF FUNDRAISER: TAPPI, a non-profit technical organization focusing on pulp, paper and packaging based in Atlanta, will host a golf event —"Tee Up with TAPPI and Christian Brothers University"— with the CBU Packaging Department at the Vantage Point Golf Center in Cordova on October 22. Proceeds will support scholarships at the CBU Packaging Program. $35 for single player and $120 for a team of four. To register for the event, please visit
BROTHER MARK SULLIVAN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The 24th annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 29 at TPC Southwind. Registration and lunch are at 11:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. Four-Person Scramble, $165 per player/ $660 per team. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the CBU Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Fund. For more info, contact Donna Crone at (901) 321-3478 or

MEN'S SOCCER (0-2, 0-0 GSC)
09/01: Bucs 1, Young Harris College 3 (at Young Harris, GA)
09/03: Bucs 2,
Thomas University 3 (at Young Harris, GA)
Lady Bucs 2, Harding University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
Lady Bucs 1, Tennessee Wesleyan College 0 (at Florence, AL)
Lady Bucs 3, Tiffin University 1 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 3, Ouachita Baptist University 2 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 3, Lincoln Memorial University 1 (at Canale Arena)
Lady Bucs 3, Arkansas Tech University 1 (at Canale Arena)
09/01: Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic (at Mike Rose Soccer Complex) Bucs 14th of 21 teams; Wil Norris led the Bucs (44th of 208, 22:17.28); Lady Bucs 20th of 21 teams; Courtney Morris led the Lady Bucs (99th of 185, 22:00.53).


09/08: Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO; 12:00 p.m.)

09/07: University of West Georgia (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)

09/09: Valdosta State University (Signaigo Field; 1:00 p.m.)
09/07: Washburn University (Bolivar MO; 11:00 a.m.)
09/07: Harding University (Bolivar MO; 2:00 p.m.)
09/08: Pittsburg State University (Bolivar MO; 11:00 a.m.)
09/08: Drury University (Bolivar MO; 3:30 p.m.)