SOS at LuvMud
Well, we did it CBU! After 30 Days of Good Deeds, September of Service reports in with 1,088 hours of service to the Memphis Community! Volunteers have included students, faculty, staff, Brothers, a vice-president, the entire Advancement Office, alums, spouses, children, and friends. Congratulations, CBU family!! Check out the whole month at Pictured above are the CBU volunteers at the LUVMUD Benefit on September 30, the final service event in September of Service.

CELEBRATE SEPTEMBER OF SERVICE: Be sure to attend the stupendous September of Service celebration on Friday (October 5) at 7:00 p.m. in Boshwit Courtyard. We'll have a slideshow of our month, some fun awards, door prize drawings for S.O.S. volunteers (must be present to win), printed photos of our participants, festive snacks and other fun stuff.


THANK YOU! The CBU Nursing Program would like to thank all of you who helped make their two September site visits a huge success! We appreciate the participation, the organization, the support and all of the arrangements made these past two weeks. The Nursing Program is grateful for you helping us receive two positive reviews!
Pastor Keith NormanDOZIER AWARD CEREMONY: The Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Award for Peace and Justice will be presented to Pastor Keith Norman on Tuesday (October 2) at 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.
THINK PINK WEEK: It's the beginning of October, which is breast cancer awareness month! Join the ladies of ZTA in raising awareness around campus this week!
Monday: The ladies of ZTA will be Painting the Campus Pink! So keep a look out for all the decorations around campus to raise breast cancer awareness and education.
Tuesday: Yoplait Yogurt Relay in front of the Buc at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Kiss Away Cancer in Alfonso Dining Hall
Thursday: Pie Your President in front of the Buc at 12:30 p.m.
Plus, all this week the ladies of ZTA will be having Penny Wars in Alfonso Dining Hall from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to see which organization raises the most money! ZTA will also be SELLING T-SHIRTS in Alfonso Dining Hall during this time for $10!
Yoplait Lid Collection: Don't forget to save your Yoplait lids! Drop off the saved lids in the designated boxes around campus.
Softball T-shirtsCBU SOFTBALL T-SHIRT SALE: CBU Softball will be selling Nike t-shirts over the course of the week around campus and also to the CBU alumni community. Each shirt will cost $12 and proceeds will benefit the CBU Softball team. If you miss the team's salespeople on campus, you can order a t-shirt by contacting the CBU Softball Office at (901) 321-3376 or email
STUDY ABROAD INFO BOOTH: The CBU Study Abroad program will have an information booth outside Alfonso Dining Hall on Wednesday (October 3). Drop by the get information on all the upcoming trips!
Sun Come Up Promotional Still FILM AND DISCUSSION ON CLIMATE CHANGE: The film Sun Come Up will be screened on Wednesday (October 3) in the Living Learning Center Commons at 6:00 p.m., followed by a discussion of how Catholics/Lasallians should care about climate change and the refugees it creates. This illuminating film follows a group of remote island villagers north of Australia who are being forced to abandon their ancestral homeland because global warming and rising ocean levels are sinking their islands.  The film showing is sponsored by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, which uses the role model of St. Francis and recent writings by the Popes to get people to see the islanders’ story and global warming as Catholic/spiritual issues in which everyone should be involved. All are welcome! Free admission and popcorn! Watch the trailer at
Cricket batCRICKET DAY: First played in southern England, the game of cricket is now widely spread across many nations: Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and many South Asian countries — particularly India and Sri Lanka. The Inter-cultural Club of CBU invites all students, faculty and staff to play some cricket and also to get more familiar with the game. No experience needed, and all equipment will be provided — cricket bats, wicket stumps and cricket balls. So come by Nolan Field on Thursday (October 4) between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. for some real fun!
PRACTICE TESTS: Practice Tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT and PCAT will be held on Thursday (October 4) starting promptly at 1:00 p.m. in Kenrick 108, 109, 114, 115 and 117. This event is cosponsored by CBU Career Center and Kaplan Testing Services. It's your opportunity to the take the written practice version of a retired graduate admissions test of your choice! It is scored just like the real thing, you get your results back quickly, and you get to keep the test booklet as a study guide. It's a great opportunity to find out where you're strong, where you're weak, and where you need to study more! (Tests will be given simultaneously, so you can only pick one — there will be another test drive during the Spring Semester.) Advanced registration is required. RSVP online through your Nace-Link account no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday (October 1). $5.00 payable on test day to cover materials. Just like the real thing, these are TIMED TESTS, and each will last at least 90 minutes — most last between 2 and 3½ hours.
BOOK LAUNCH: Brother Terence McLaughlin, former president, teacher and trustee at CBU, has recently published a book entitled Silent Acceptance, which is the story of a young black man who seeks to enroll as a student in 1963 at Christian Brothers High School, an all-white Catholic School in this two-culture city of Memphis — and the school's willingness to break ranks with the city's culture code to welcome him. The book is an excellent read that lifts the curtain on events that started the racial integration of high schools in Memphis. Yes, the movement started 50 years ago, but the movement still has quite a journey ahead. Brother Terence has authored several other publications over an extended period of time which focus on various aspects of teaching and the development of fostering a Christian ethos in education. A Book Launch for Silent Acceptance is being held on Saturday (October 6) in Plough Library's Lasallian Section, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
CBU BOOKSTORE NEWS & EVENTS: Jostens will be in the Bookstore on Monday and Tuesday (October 1-2), 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for a Class Ring Event! Up to 40% off on selected rings!
National Student Day is Thursday (October 4)! The goal of National Student Day is to expose students to volunteer opportunities and acknowledge those who are actively serving the community. This is a national celebration for passionate philanthropists to connect and spread the word about how they are making a difference. The CBU Bookstore will offer a special 20% discount off water bottles on Thursday, with a portion of proceeds donated directly to the Thirst Project. The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization that has partnered with Follett Higher Education Group since 2010. Volunteers across the country work with The Thirst Project to solve the global water crisis by bringing real world solutions into countries suffering from a lack of access to clean water. The Thirst Project was started by college students and recognizes the power students have to making a difference in the world. (For more information, visit )
Alumni Weekend: Stop in the CBU Bookstore Saturday (October 6), 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., to load up on warm weather CBU gear! New alumni polos and long sleeve tees in stock now!
ART EXHIBITION: The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery is exhibiting the sculpture of Ellen McGowan in an exhibit entitled "Nearing Ninety." The exhibit will be on display through November 1. More info >>>
CBU PHONATHON JOBS: Like to talk on the phone? Now get MONEY for it! Call alumni and friends of Christian Brothers University. Prizes! Fun! Great Pay! Interviewing begins October 15 only at (Entry code: CBU12F). Phonathon training is November 3, and calling runs November 3-15. Contact with any questions.


CATHOLIC, SOCIETY AND POLITICS: A five-part series on "Catholic, Society, and Politics" be held on Mondays during October (October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29) at Catholic Church of the Incarnation, 6:45-8:45 p.m. The series will provide accurate information and perspective on how Catholics engage American society and culture, including modern politics. It is timely as Catholics prepare to enter voting booths in November and make their voices heard on a number of policies. The series will present the teaching of the Catholic Church, nothing more and nothing less, on many important issues—without partisanship. For more information, or to register, contact (901) 850-2682 or
AUTISM WALK: The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta invite everyone to join them at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday (October 6) at Hope Presbyterian Church in Cordova (8500 Walnut Grove Road). Make a team or donate to this worthy cause! For more info, visit


Alumni Weekend
Alumni Weekend 2012 will be held on campus on Friday and Saturday (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 Friday and Saturday. 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.



Cards by Christina Brown Christina Brown's (School of Business) submissions, Magic of the Season and Shining Brightly, have been selected by the Phoenix Club for their 2012 Holiday Card Drive, the organization's largest yearly fundraiser, with all sale proceeds being donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. They report that "in neighborhoods with a strong Boys & Girls Club, there is a 25% reduction in the presence of crack cocaine, a 22% reduction in overall drug activity, a 13% reduction in juvenile crime and as much as a 50% reduction in teen pregnancy." Cards by Christina and other local artists can be purchased to support our local Boys & Girls Clubs online at
• Former CBU guard and All-American Scott Dennis (Business Administration '12) recently signed to play professional basketball with the Paderborn Finke Baskets in Germany, and played his first professional game on September 19.


In celebration of its rich history, Christian Brothers University is proud to present its inaugural Bell Tower Gala on November 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton Hotel. This exclusive event will honor CBU's
past presidents while giving alumni and supporters an opportunity to celebrate over 140 years of Lasallian tradition. Guests will enjoy fine dining, cocktails, and the opportunity to mingle with CBU luminaries past and present.

Six past presidents will be spotlighted:

Past Presidents Honored at Bell Tower Gala
This unforgettable evening will be a festive charitable event, a tribute to the history of Lasallian education in Memphis, and a great way to reconnect with old friends. And since all proceeds support CBU's academic programs and scholarships, it's a great way to invest in the future of our students and our community. To purchase your ticket and reserve your spot today, please use the online reservation form. Faculty, staff and alumni will receive a $50 discount on tickets if they reserve them by October 15!


The Office of Student Life is sponsoring a monthly Sunday Series of Movies. All movies are shown in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Below is the schedule for the rest of the semester:

THIS SUNDAY! October 7, 2012
Snow White & The Huntsman: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. (PG-13)

November 4, 2012
Men in Black 3: Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. (PG-13)

December 2, 2012
Brave: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (PG)


SENIOR MEETINGS: Do you plan to graduate in December 2012, May 2013 or August 2013? Then you need to attend one of these important meetings! The Career Center and Registrar's Office will be there to provide information regarding Career Services and graduation.
Tuesday, October 9 at 12:30 or 5:15 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
Wednesday, October 10 at 12:00 or 5:15 p.m. in Spain Auditorium
PRAYER SERVICE FOR VATICAN II: On October 11, 1962, the Roman Catholic Church "Opened the Windows" as articulated by then-Pope John XXIII, initiated a need for a second Vatican Council. While he didn't see to live it into reality, Pope Paul VI carried the mandate out. This month we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vatican Council and will observe it with a commemorative prayer service on Wednesday, October 10 in Sabbatini Lounge at 12:00 noon. Dr. David Dault (Religion & Philosophy) will lead the prayer service. All are welcome! Later in the academic year, a Round Table Discussion will be conducted with a keynote speaker noted for study and research on the outcomes of Vatican II. These events are sponsored by the Religion & Philosophy Department, the Office of Mission & Identity, Campus Ministry and the Special Assistant to the President.
ST. ANN SPECIAL ATHLETES FUN DAY: The 21st annual St. Ann Special Athletes Fun Day will be on Saturday, October 13 at Christian Brothers High School. Approximately 125 special athletes will participate in a day filled with smiles, cheers and hugs. Ranging in age from six years old to adults, these special people will compete in a number of track and field events, including the 25-meter dash, softball throw, soccer kick, Frisbee throw, and bean toss, as well as events for wheelchair participants. Registration and check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and opening ceremonies will begin at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers from St. Ann Church and School, Christian Brothers High School, Christian Brothers University, and the Knights of Columbus Council 7170, among other organizations, will be on hand to help. Those individuals or groups who would like to volunteer to help should call Eddie Robinson at (901) 371-9091. For more information, contact Dianne Dolan at
VOLUNTEER FOR THE COLOR RUN! The Color Run™ is coming to Memphis on Saturday, October 13, and DeNeuville Learning Center, the run's charity, needs your help! DeNeuville must sign up 150 volunteers for the run, and volunteers must arrive at the Liberty Bowl by 6:00 a.m. The Color Run™ is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. The non-timed 5K starts and ends at Liberty Bowl Stadium and volunteers will throw the Color (colored corn starch that is 100% natural and safe), work water stations, help with registration, and do other exciting things. If YOU are fun and would like to volunteer for this first-ever Memphis event, go to for more information and to volunteer. If you wish instead to run, walk, or cartwheel in the Color Run™ itself, go to to sign up. Every registration helps DeNeuville Learning Center. Be sure to tell your friends about this neat opportunity!! Contact Dr. Ellen Faith at if you need further information.
SAE GOLF TOURNAMENT: The fifth annual Sigma Alpha Epsilon Golf Tournament will be held on October 13 at The Club at North Creek. The format will be a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The cost of the tournament is $75 per person, or $300 per team. Proceeds will go to benefit Children's Miracle Network. Please feel free to fill your team with coworkers, family, and friends. Registration will close October 7 for catering purposes — to register online, click here. For more information, contact Kyle Talley at
TEE UP WITH TAPPI & CBU DRIVING RANGE FUNDRAISER: TAPPI and the CBU Packaging Department will host a driving range fundraising event at the new Vantage Point Golf Center in Cordova, TN on October 22, 5:30–9:30 p.m. The event will raise money for scholarships for CBU packaging students. Many prizes including "Get a Hole-In-One and WIN A TOYOTA 4RUNNER from Wolfchase Toyota"! For more information:
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Don't miss CBU's Presidential Debate on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Moderated by Benjamin Head (Plough Library), the debate will feature Dr. Robert Brittingham (Management/Economics) and Justin Joy (Chairman of the Republican Party of Shelby County), representing the Republicans, and Pastor Keith Norman (Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church) and Dr. Max Maloney (Religion & Philosophy), representing the Democrats. Sponsored by the Black Student Association and the Student Government Association.
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 (3-5-1, 2-2 GSC)
09/30: Bucs 1, Union University 1 (2OT; at Jackson, TN)
09/28: Lady Bucs 0,
University of North Alabama 2 (at Florence, AL)
VOLLEYBALL (10-4, 5-1 GSC)
Lady Bucs 3, University of Alabama-Huntsville 1 (at Canale Arena)
09/29: Lady Bucs 2, Shorter University 3 (at Canale Arena)
09/30: Lady Bucs 3, University of West Georgia 2 (at Canale Arena)
09/29: Rhodes College Invitational (at Plough Park) Bucs 10th of 18 teams; Kyle McLarty led the Bucs (7th of 150, 26:34); Courtney Morris led the Lady Bucs (37th of 141, 20:31).


10/05: Delta State University (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
10/07: Harding University (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)

10/01: Union University (Jackson, TN; 5:00 p.m.)

10/05: Delta State University (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
10/02: Union University (Jackson, TN; 7:00 p.m.)
10/06: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)
10/06: Triton Classic Invitational (La Jolla, CA; UC San Diego Course)