An historic gathering of the living presidents of Christian Brothers University took place at the Bell Tower Gala at the Hilton Memphis on November 17. The Gala, which raised $183,020 for scholarships at CBU, honored the six past presidents pictured above with current president, Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. (at left): (l-r) Brother Stan Sobczyk, Brother Michael McGinniss, Brother Malcom O’Sullivan, Lance Forsdick Sr., Brother Bernard LoCoco and Brother Terence McLaughlin.


Johnny Blount (Religion & Philosophy ’13) and Dr. Tracie Burke (Honors Program/Behavioral Sciences) attended the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Boston, November 14-18. With Dr. Shirley Eoff and students Sean Motl and Lisa Dees from the honors program at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX, they gave a presentation about placing honors students on the boards of directors of non-profit agencies. Dr. Burke stole the idea from Angelo State’s program in 2010 and with the help of Johnny Blount and Lori Patton, CBU Board of Trustees, implemented it as CBU’s Brothers’ Keepers in 2011. Currently, twelve students sit on the boards of Memphis non-profit agencies.
The CBU Student Members of the American Chemical Society received an Honorable Mention award for chapter events and service projects from the national office of the American Chemical Society. The chapter also won its second Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award. The awards will be presented at the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans in April 2013.
A group of CBU Sport Management students traveled to Columbia, SC for the Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow conference hosted by the University of South Carolina, November 14-16. Top executives from Global Spectrum, the Miami Marlins, MetLife Stadium (New York Giants/New York Jets), Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans Arena, Utah Jazz, and the Association of Luxury Suite Directors provided panel presentations. A career/internship fair for students was also held in conjunction. Emily Schmidt (Sport Management ’13), Kaitie Gaimari (Sport Management ’14), Kyle Johnson (Sport Management ’14) and Jacob Garbuzinski (Sport Management ’14) were selected (based on cumulative GPA) to receive funding for their travel and conference registration expenses. Dr. James Allen accompanied the students to the conference. Dr. Allen also attended the National Association of College Advisers (NACADA) conference in Nashville in October.
Dr. Dan Brandon (MIS) attended the annual Bank Tech Summit Conference in October at the Memphis Hilton. The conference concerned IT and cybersecurity in the banking industry.
Dr. Frank Buscher (VP, Academics and Student Life) completed the Memphis Runners Track Club’s 2012 Road Race Series on November 18 in 4:01:45 with a mile average of 6:29.
Lady Buc libero Kristina Headrick (General Studies ’16) was named Freshman of the Year by the Gulf South Conference volleyball coaches. She was the only freshman to earn a spot on the All-GSC Volleyball Team. She leads the GSC with 4.60 digs per set.
In-Sik Hwang (Volleyball) was named Coach of the Year by the Gulf South Conference. The award is his second in the last three years, as he also won in 2010. Hwang, the all-time win leader at CBU, is 200-157 in his 11th season at CBU.
Patricia Papachristou (Economics) chaired a round table discussion on international economics and environmental issues at the annual convention of the Missouri Valley Economic Association in Memphis on October 25. Panelists included Artur Bascompte (Business ’16), Alex Bermel (Electrical Engineering ’13), Albert Furnells (Business ’16), Jaime Garcia (Business Administration ’15), Eduardo Iglesias (Business ’16), Alex Shipp (Business Administration ’13), and Ivan de Souza (Accounting ’14).
Lady Buc outside hitter Hailey Gillis (Cultural Studies ’14) and setter Kelsey Miles (Natural Science ’13) earned spots on the All-GSC Volleyball First Team. Gillis ranks eighth in the GSC with 2.80 kills per set and is also in the top 20 in the conference in hitting percentage, digs, and points. Miles leads the GSC with 10.07 assists per set and ranks fourth in the league in aces with 0.35 assists per set.
The Healthcare Packaging Consortium hosted its 2012 Fall Meeting in Sabbatini Lounge on November 16. It was well attended and successful with 38 participants from Wright Medical, International Paper, Sealed Air Corporation, Merck, Evergreen Packaging, Olympus Surgical Technology, and CBU. The Proceedings of the 2012 HPC Fall Meeting can be viewed online. Speakers were from Sealed Air Corporation, Merck, and CBU. Dr. Greg Sedrick (Graduate Engineering) presented a seminar entitled “Sustainable Global Design.” Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging) presented three papers: “Healthcare Packaging Consortium & Its Projects” (coauthored by Dr. Ray Brown, Dr. Asit Ray, and Larry Rutledge); “Effect of High Temperature on Compressive Strength and Impact Acceleration of New Softwood Pallets” (coauthored by Dr. Ali Pourhashemi, Dr. Ray Brown, Mallory Harvey, Katie Godwin, Phyo Aung, James Laney, and Robert Moats; and “Water Absorption of Wooden Pallets” (coauthored by Dr. Ali Pourhashemi, Phyo Aung, Mallory Harvey, and Robert Moats — the manuscript of this presentation has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 8, December 2012)


Alpha Chi students with Heifer Peace Pipe
The Tennessee Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi recently completed its Peace Pipe for Heifer International — a tube that can hold enough quarters to buy a goat for a family living in poverty. Pictured above with the Peace Pipe are (l-r) Ja’Lissa Fredrick (Psychology ’13), Jada Owens (English ’14), Johnnie Huddleston (Studio Arts ’13) and Krystyna Clark (Biology ’13). They will hold a quarter-rolling party at the Alpha Chi induction on December 2 (see Upcoming Events below). The honor society’s next goal is to collect enough to purchase chickens and other small animals from Heifer.
DEADLINE FOR BARCELONA TRAVEL/STUDY TRIP EXTENDED: The deadline for the Spring Break Travel/Study Trip to Barcelona has been extended to Wednesday, November 28. Students must pay a total of $1200 by November 28 to secure an airline seat. Make payments to the Business Office by check (payable to Christian Brothers University) or by credit card. Be sure to note that payment is for Barcelona. Balance of the trip cost must be made before departure. Courses offered provide GER credit, Honors credit, or just regular credit. If you have questions, please contact studyabroad@cbu.edu or phone (901) 321-3461 or (901) 321-4416.
SERVER MAINTENANCE NOTICE: The server maintenance to be performed on Sunday, December 2, between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. will require turning off more devices at a time than normal. Please plan your end-of-term academic activities so as not to require server resources or software that requires a license manager (e.g. MathCAD, ProE, SSPS) during these hours.
SUSTAINABILITY (ONLINE) AT CBU: Visit CBU’s new sustainability web pages! You’ll find info about campus recycling, the Community Garden, the Student Sustainability Coalition, the minor in Sustainability Studies, and much more!



• November 12: Day Seniors
• November 14: Day Juniors
• November 16: Day Sophomores
• November 19: Day Freshmen

Check BannerWeb to see if you have any holds. Take care of these now so you will be able to register on time.
• November 23: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course



Lasallian Volunteers logoMr. Zak Ufnar, Coordinator of Recruitment for the Lasallian Volunteers, will be on campus the week of November 26-30 and will be available to speak to classes and students about the LV program. The Lasallian Volunteers is a program of the De La Salle Christian Brothers which welcomes young women and men committed to experiencing faith, service and community, to join as Volunteers for one or more years of service to schools and agencies of  the Christian Brothers. All interested students, especially graduating seniors, are invited to a gathering on Tuesday evening, November 27. Mass at 5:00 p.m., followed by a social and dinner, with the information session beginning at 6:45 p.m.  If interested, contact Brother Walter Schreiner at (901) 321-3754 or wschrein@cbu.edu or Brother Tom Sullivan at (901) 321-3477 or tsulliv1@cbu.edu.



CBU will once again be offering an 8-week course on “Life After College” this spring. The 75-minute, non-credit class will be offered at two convenient times — Tuesdays at 12:40 p.m. or Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. — and will be taught by CBU alumni.

If you are interested in participating in this class, please consider these times when arranging your spring class schedule. You will only need to attend one of the classes each week.

Below are the topics covered in the course. Each will give you the critical information you will need upon graduation:
Pursuing a graduate education
Finding a job
What to expect and how to succeed in your first 90 days
Budgeting and creating a savings plan
How to tackle student loan debt
Credit scores, credit cards, and credit reports
Remaining Lasallian after CBU

Gradspot.com’s Guide to Life After College is the book that will complement the course. After you have completed your registration, you may pick up your copy of the book in the Office of Advancement, located in Barry Hall 101.

Click here to register for the class today! >>>


(18-11, 11-5 GSC)
11/16: Lady Bucs 3, University of West Alabama 0 (at GSC Tournament; Pensacola, FL) 11/17: Lady Bucs 3, University of Alabama-Huntsville 1 (at GSC Tournament; Pensacola, FL)
11/18: Lady Bucs 0, University of West Florida 3 (at GSC Tournament; Pensacola, FL)
11/13: Bucs 69, Trevecca Nazarene University 50 (at Nashville, TN)
11/17: Bucs 85, Wliiiams Baptist College 54 (at Canale Arena)
11/13: Lady Bucs 41, Arkansas Tech University 58 (at Russellville, AR)

11/26: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 7:30 p.m.)
11/20: University of Missouri – St. Louis (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
11/24: University of Arkansas – Monticello (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)