Mock Interview Participants
Tri-Beta hosted an evening of mock interviews with medical professionals from the Memphis area. Students interested in pursuing health-related careers met with a professional in their field of interest and were interviewed as though they had applied to a professional school. The goal of the mock interview was to provide the students with insights on how a real interview might be conducted. Many thanks to the medical professionals who participated in the interviews: Dr. Mark Scott, PA-C; Dr. Melissa Hines, MD ('06); Dr. Shanna Wall, DVM ('02); Dr. Jana Pierini, MD ('02); Beth Trouy, PT ('90); Dr. Frank Ramirez, PharmD ('08; and Dr. Rick Alsobrook, OD. Thanks also to JD Wolfe and Anna Birg who planned the event. Pictured above are the students who participated in interviews (l-r): Chawan Raheed, Danielle Frazier, Anna Birg, Hope Gilbertson, Lauren D'Surney, JD Wolf, Cameron Volpe, Lydian Hyatt, Lauryn Murphy, Krystyna Clark and Sheshaben Shah.


Toys For TotsTOY DRIVE: Alpha Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, and the Black Student Association are hosting a toy drive at CBU through November 2. Boxes will be available on campus. Bring new, unopened, and unwrapped toys for girls and boys (no teddy bears, please). For more information, contact Alicia Russell at, Jada Owens at and Candace Lester at
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.
FLU SHOTS: Flu shots are available in Health Services for a fee of $15. Shots will be given from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday in the Health Services office in the Thomas Center. Quantities are limited!
UP 'TIL DAWN APPLICATIONS: Up 'til Dawn is still accepting applications, so everyone needs to get a team together! Applications can be found in the Student Life office.
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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 >>>


SPECIAL PRICE TICKETS FOR CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: CBU faculty, staff, students and friends can purchase specially priced tickets for the Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can at The Orpheum — 25% off select orchestra seats on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday night (October 16, 18 or 19). Follow this link and use the password CATCHME. To learn more about Catch Me If You Can and all the other exciting shows coming to The Orpheum visit
CATHOLIC, SOCIETY AND POLITICS: A five-part series on "Catholic, Society, and Politics" be held on Mondays during October (October 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


Malinda Fitzgerald
The Tennessee Theta chapter of Alpha Chi, a national honor society that is open to all majors, collected over 400 lbs. of food for the Mid-South Food Bank, along with other schools and organizations, at the end of the spring semester. Pictured above is Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) loading up CBU's Mini Cooper for a trip to the food bank. Alpha Chi also collected books for Reading is Fundamental last year. Several hundred new and used books were distributed in the Memphis area to Headstart, Snowden Clue Program and Caritas Village. Alpha Chi thanks everyone for the donations, and the chapter will again begin to collect books after Thanksgiving. For further information, contact Alpha Chi president Jada Owens at, Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at, or Dr. Randel Price at
Dr. Frank Buscher (VP for Academics and Student Life) contributed to the 214 miles run by the Pilgrimage Track Club's men's team during the recent 24-hour Tour d'Esprit race at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Buscher ran a total of 13 mile repeats at 7:00 p.m., 4:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. on October 5-6. The race is an annual event and serves as a fundraiser for Haiti Medical Mission.
Catherine DelBove (Accounting '13) was listed as one of the few "Exemplary Scholarship Award Recipients" in the September/October 2012 edition of the Tennessee CPA Journal for being awarded the 2012 Paul L. Royston Scholarship Award. The publication explains this honor: "This scholarship recognizes the top accounting student in the state of Tennessee"


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:

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)


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:
Debate GraphicPRESIDENTIAL 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.
FALL JOB FAIR: CBU's Fall 2012 Job Fair will be held on Thursday, October 25, in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Companies already confirmed to attend include: Diocese Of Memphis (Memphis Catholic Schools), Energizer, Valero Energy, MassMutual, SRVS, Fastenal, AutoZone, MLG&W, Northwestern Mutual, Unified Health Services, ServiceMaster, Azo Inc., UT Health Science Center, EdR (Education Realty Trust), ThyssenKrupp Elevator Manufacturing, CBRE, and ABC24/CW30. Be prepared! Bring plenty of resumes on high-quality, bond paper. (Look for a watermark!) Dress appropriately! Wear an appropriate business suit. (Just as you would for an interview.) Got questions? Stop by the Career Center in the Thomas Center or check out their Job Fair Preparation packet. Register to attend through your Nace-Link account.
UP 'TIL DAWN LETTER-WRITING PARTY: Up 'til Dawn will conduct its first letter-writing party from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Living Learning Center on October 25. Everyone who has signed up as a team is invited to write letters to friends and family in order to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The theme is "Be a kid, Save a kid" — so dress up like a kid! There will be refreshments!
Treasure MaoTRICK-ARRR-TREAT! Tthe National Alumni Association will host Trick-ARRR-Treat on campus for alumni, students, donors and friends of CBU on Sunday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. Participants will follow a treasure map around campus and find candy stations along the way. There will be something for everyone! Bring your friends and family! Other activities for the evening include face painting provided by the Art Club, the Kenrick Haunted House (sponsored by the Office of Admissions and SGA) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. , and a bonfire at the LLC at 7:30 p.m. (sponsored by SGA).

If you have a group interested in hosting a trick-or-treating station, please contact the Advancement Office at 321-3270 or
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
Andy AndrewsAUTHOR ANDY ANDREWS IS SEIDMAN LECTURER: Andy Andrews, author of the bestsellers The Traveler's Gift and The Noticer (CBU's summer "Fresh Reads" book) and now How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, will be the keynote speaker at the Fall 2012 M.L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Andrews will address the topic "How Do You Kill 11 Million People? Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think." Andrews believes that the only way to keep the United States of America the greatest country in the world is to demand the truth from our elected officials. By illuminating the startling history of how great countries have gone bad, Andrews will demonstrate in his lecture how we, as American citizens, can avoid the same mistakes by refocusing our standards of leadership. The M.L Seidman Town Hall Series was established by Mr. and Mrs. P.K. Seidman in memory of Mr. M.L. Seidman, founder of an international accounting firm who maintained an active interest in public issues. This series of lectures is scheduled every year in light of current public issues. The town hall forum format encourages the active participation of students, faculty and members of the Memphis community.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President is November 15in 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.

MEN'S SOCCER (7-5-1, 5-2-1 GSC)
Bucs 3, University of Alabama-Huntsville 1 (at Huntsville, AL)
Bucs 4, Shorter University 0 (at Rome, GA)
10/12: Lady Bucs 1, University of Alabama-Huntsville 2 (at Huntsville, AL)
10/14: Lady Bucs 1, Union University 2 (at Signaigo Field)
VOLLEYBALL (12-5, 7-2 GSC)
Lady Bucs 3, University of West Alabama-Huntsville 0 (at Canale Arena)


10/19: University of West Florida (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
10/21: University of West Alabama (Signaigo Field; 1:00 p.m.)

10/17: University of North Alabama (Signaigo Field; 6:00 p.m.)
10/21: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 2:30 p.m.)

10/19: St. Leo University (Tampa, FL; 11:15 a.m.)
10/19: Eckerd College (Tampa, FL; 3:45 p.m.)
10/20: Florida Southern College (Tampa, FL; 12:15 p.m.)
10/20: University of Tampa (Tampa, FL; 4:45 p.m.)
10/20: Gulf South Conference Championship (Hoover, AL; 9:00 a.m.)
10/15-16: The Buccaneer Invitational (Tunica, MS; Tunica National Golf & Tennis)