Student Jack o' Lanterns
BOO! Pictured above are the results of the Student Pumpkin Carving Party on October 25 at the Living Learning Center fire pit, sponsored by Residence Life. Wow, CBU has some scary good Jack-o'-Lantern artists! PHOTO BY RAY KARASEK


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
Langston HughesDEFEATING JIM CROW: Phi Alpha Theta and the Black Student Association are presenting "Defeating Jim Crow: A Hotel to the Stars," an exhibit of African-American history, on Tuesday and Wednesday (October 30-31) in Sabbatini Lounge, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. "A Hotel to the Stars" is a collection of artifacts and black and white framed photographs taken by Dr. H. H. Johnson. Dr. Johnson was a black physician in Memphis who opened his home to host the black entertainment circuit when they visited Memphis from the 1940s to the 1960s. During that time of segregation in Memphis, he became friends with many celebrities including Joe Louis, Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes (pictured at left), Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Sam Cooke and Ella Fitzgerald. His up-close photos are taken from a unique perspective and his artifacts reflect the time period. For more information visit There will be a public lecture by Hal Johnson at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday (October 30).
INTERESTED IN TEACHING ENGLISH IN JAPAN? If you are an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated individual, why not embark upon a journey that will change your life? The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, which is sponsored by the Japanese government, offers you the opportunity to engage in intercultural exchange through language teaching in the Japanese public education system or by working in a local Japanese government office. Participants are invited to Japan as representatives of their home countries and play an important role in promoting mutual understanding between nations. Although no prior teaching experience and no prior Japanese-language skills are necessary for teaching positions, successful JET Program applicants must have a strong sense of responsibility, a genuine interest in learning about Japan, and an ability to adapt to a different culture and new situations. In order to be eligible to apply to the program, applicants must be U.S. citizens and have obtained a bachelor's degree in any field by July 1 of their departure year. Students or alumni interested in learning more about are invited to attend the JET Program Information Session, led by JET alum Tia Kofahl (Academic Services), on Tuesday (October 30) at 12:45 p.m. in Buckman 102 to learn more about the program. If you have questions, please contact Tia Kofahl at Complete eligibility requirements and applications can be found at
PRESENTATION ON AIDS AND STDs: Dr. Linda Pifer, a Professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Services at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will be on campus Tuesday (October 30), 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. in the University Theater to share her research and slide presentation on the "Five Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infections." Dr. Pifer is widely known as an expert on the transmission and effects of the AIDS virus. The campus is invited to join the freshman class and the peer counselors for Dr. Pifer’s outstanding presentation.
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.
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES: There are lots of different tools you can use to conduct your job search. The Career Center will host its Job Search Strategies Workshop on Thursday (November 1) in Buckman 101 at 1:00 p.m. Buckman 102. Learn all about those job search tools and how they apply to your personal situation — along with recent hiring trends, salary figures, and more! RSVP through your Nace-Link account. Lunch will be served!
SUNDAY MOVIE SERIES: November's Sunday Movie is Men in Black 3, which will be screened on Sunday (November 4) in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Synopsis: 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)
TOY 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
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!
CLASS RINGS ONLINE — Create a ring that's all about you and your college experience at Josten's Online. Order your class ring starting at $289 for women's and $299 for men's styles. Select from Lustrium® styles, or for a stunning look at an irresistible price, design your ring with Solaris Elite™ or Silver Elite®. Click here for the Jostens' CBU Store online.
EXTENDED HOURS — Monday-Tuesday (October 29-30), 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
ANDY ANDREWS BOOKS — In celebration of Andy Andrews' appearance at CBU for the Seidman Town Hall Lecture Series on Tuesday (see above), the CBU Bookstore is offering autographed copies of his best-selling books!
LAST CHANCE! ART EXHIBITION CLOSING: The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery is exhibiting the sculpture of Ellen McGowan in an exhibit entitled "Nearing Ninety." The exhibit will only be on display through Thursday (November 1). More info >>>


• October 29: Graduate & Professional Studies Students
• November 12: Day Seniors
• November 14: Day Juniors
• November 16: Day Sophomores
• November 19: Day Freshmen

Undergraduate Day & Evening students meet with their advisors to receive their alternate PIN.
Contact your advisor now to set up an appointment.

Graduate students have their alternate PIN always available in BannerWeb on the ALT PIN page.
Check BannerWeb to see if you have any holds.

Take care of these now so you will be able to register on time.
• November 1: Last day to withdraw* from a 16-week course
• November 23: Last day to withdraw* from a 2nd 8-week course
The Fall Final Exam schedules are posted on the Registrar's website: Day and GPS
The Spring Course Schedule is available on the Web.


Kanthi Akinenni with PAS faculty
Kanthi Akinenni (MPAS '14) was awarded the Neil and Pat Kilpatrick Memorial Scholarship from the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants' PA Foundation on October 22. Pictured above (l-r) are Mr. John Davis, PA-C (Physician Assistant Studies), Kanthi Akinenni, Dr. Mark Scott, PA-C, DFAAPA (Physician Assistant Studies), and Mr. Gary Tooley, MHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA (Physician Assistant Studies).
Dr. Ric Potts (Education) presented a workshop at the Memphis Catholic Diocesan Schools in-service on October 12 entitled: "What's (Un)Common About Common Core Standards."


Great Debate of 2012
GREAT DEBATERS: The Black Student Association and the Student Government Association sponsored the Great Presidential Debate of 2012 on October 23 in Spain Auditorium. Pictured above are members of the BSA with moderator Benjamin Head (Plough Library), Republican debaters Dr. Robert Brittingham (Management/Economics) and Justin Joy (Chairman of the Republican Party of Shelby County), Democratic debaters Pastor Keith Norman (Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church) and Dr. Max Maloney (Religion & Philosophy), and Karen Barnett (Dean of Students). Did you miss the Great Debate? Watch it on YouTube here >>>
Haiti meal assembly line
FOOD ASSEMBLY LINE: Pictured above are just some of the CBU students, faculty, staff and family members who pitched in on October 27 in Sabbatini Lounge to package 10,000 meals for children at St. Vincent’s School and Orphanage in Haiti. The meals were assembled over two two-hour shifts and will be delivered by the students and faculty of the CBU Nursing Program during their upcoming fall mission trip to Haiti. PHOTO BY BROTHER LOUIS ALTHAUS


CBU Corn on Neighborland
Neighborland, a website connecting neighbors around ideas for improving their neighborhood, is hosting a contest for great ideas for greening Memphis. The eligible idea that receives the highest level and quality of community support on Neighborland will win $1000 in funding from the National Gardening Association to make their idea a reality!

Follow the link to Neighborland. Scroll down and look for the picture of corn above (be patient). Click "Me Too" and follow the quick and easy instructions to register. Deadline is Wednesday, October 31!

You can also like the CBU Community Garden on Facebook:


DegreeWorks is the powerful planning tool that lets you keep track what courses you need for graduation and helps create a strategy to get you there. Up-to-date information about the courses that you have taken and the courses that you still need for graduation can all be found in one place thanks to DegreeWorks.

Planning is key to graduating on schedule. The technology behind DegreeWorks allows you to work with your advisor to create a plan for your graduation. You can even see the impact of adding a minor or changing your major by utilizing the "What If" feature. The goal of DegreeWorks is to offer you and your advisor the ability to plan out your classes every step along the way to your graduation. No stressful last-minute choices and no guessing as to what classes you need to take means you will be on track for your future.

Simply put, DegreeWorks makes the hard work of planning out your degree easy!

Follow this link for a basic Introduction to DegreeWorks:

For more detailed information, visit the Registrar's website at:

NOTE: DegreeWorks is compatible with FireFox 6.0 or higher and Internet Explorer 7 & 8 only.


SWING WITH THE ORANGUTANS, ROAM WITH THE ELEPHANTS: Prepare to fall in love with orphaned orangutans and elephants and the people who care for them when you watch Born to Be Wild on November 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Watch the new IMAX film (narrated by Morgan Freeman) and then hear from Fields Falcone, a Memphis Zoo researcher, about the conservation efforts there. Open to the entire CBU community. Bring your animal-loving friends. Cosponsored by the Honors Program, Tri-Beta, the Living Learning Center, and the Student Activities Council. Watch the trailer >>>
Baptist Mobile MammogramMOBILE MAMMOGRAM SCREENING ON CAMPUS: Is it ime for your mammogram? One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection and early treatment are the best hope for survival. CBU and Baptist Healthcare will provide digital screening on campus on November 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It only takes 15 minutes — but pre-registration is required. Please contact Katherine Misee at (901) 321-3307 or to schedule your appointment.
BOOKSIGNING: Author and former CBU student Ryne Hancock will be signing copies of his new book, Say Goodnight Cassie: A Southern Football Memoir, in the CBU Bookstore on November 8, 12:00-2:00 p.m. The book chronicles the 2007 LSU championship football season from the fan's perspective as well as themes of friendships, faith, and fun.
FROM SCIENCE TO ART: The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery will feature "From Science to Art" by Dr. Gopal Murti from November 9 through December 13. The exhibit will open with apublic reception on November 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library. In addition, an exhibition of portraits, "Spotlights & Shadows" by CBU alumnus Daniel Thompson (BFA '09), will be on display in the foyer of the gallery. More info>>>
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT: The next Community Conversation with the President is November 15 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.
SUNDAY MOVIES: The Office of Student Life's Sunday Series of Movies ends the semester on December 2 with a screening of Pixar's Brave in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Synopsis: : 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)


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!

MEN'S SOCCER (9-7-1, 7-4-1 GSC)
10/24: Bucs 1, Union University 2 (at Signaigo Field)
Bucs 2, Delta State University 1 (2OT; at Cleveland, MS)
WOMEN'S SOCCER (6-10-1, 1-7-1 GSC)
Lady Bucs 2, Trevecca Nazarene University 0 (at Signaigo Field)
10/27: Lady Bucs 0, Bethel University 1 (at McKenzie, TN)
VOLLEYBALL (15-8, 8-3 GSC)
10/26: Lady Bucs 0, University of West Florida 3 (at Pensacola, FL)

10/27: Lady Bucs 3, Valdosta State University 0 (at Valdosta, GA)


11/02: Gulf South Conference Semi-Final (Pensacola, FL; TBA)
11/04: Gulf South Conference Championship (Pensacola, FL: 11:00 a.m.)
10/30: Union University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
11/02: Palm Beach Atlantic University (Florence, AL; 4:30 p.m.)
11/03: NCAA Division II Regional Championship (Huntsville, AL)
10/29-30: Matt Dyas Memorial (Carrollton, GA; Oak Mountain Golf Club)