Christmas Celebration

Dr. and Mrs. John Smarrelli Jr., the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community and the CBU Student Government Association cordially invite everyone to CBU’s Christmas Celebration & Tree Lighting on Thursday, (November 29) in Buckman Quadrangle and Alfonso Dining Hall. Christmas Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m., with the Tree Lighting at 6:00 p.m. with a special performance by the CB Singers. An Angel Tree will benefit families with Catholic Charities, and Photos With Santa will benefit Up ‘Til Dawn and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bring your family & celebrate the season with the entire CBU community! Please reply to or (901) 321-3082.

Important notice from the CBU Business Office: Time to Settle Your Account for Spring

Don’t get caught in the holiday rush!  Settle your account now.

  1. Go to BannerWeb>Student Accounts>Settling of Account>Entrance to CASHNet
  2. View eBill>Make payment
  3. Return to >Settling of Account and complete the Terms & Condition Agreement (all students must sign the Terms & Conditions Form even if you are paying in full-no exceptions)

Most CBU offices will be closed from Dec. 21-Jan. 1st for the Christmas break. This leaves 3 days to “Settle your Account” in person at the Business Office. All student accounts should be settled no later than Friday, Jan. 4th (the Friday before class starts). Day students need to make sure they are registered for at least 12 hours for your eBills and Financial Aid to be correct.

* Fall Semester balances will need to be paid in full before you can “Settle your Account” for Spring.

Lasallian Volunteer Info

Lasallian Volunteers logoZak Ufnar, Coordinator of Recruitment for the Lasallian Volunteers, will be on campus this week 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 or Brother Tom Sullivan at (901) 321-3477 or

Final Deadline for Barcelona Airline Ticket Purchase Wednesday, November 28

Students who will be attending the Spring Break Travel/Study Trip to Barcelona 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 or phone (901) 321-3461 or (901) 321-4416.

Stressed About Final Exams?

Academic Services will present a workshop titled “Final Exam 911: How to Prepare for Finals without Losing Your Mind” on Thursday (November 29) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Buckman 102. During the workshop, you’ll learn how to combat test anxiety, ways to organize course content to study more effectively, and how best to tackle different exam formats. Hear new ideas and approaches and to make a plan for how you’re going to succeed at your finals! Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Please email Tia Kofahl, Academic Advisor, at for more information or to RSVP.

Server Maintenance

The ITS 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.

Alpha Chi Induction

The Alpha Chi induction will be held Sunday (December 2) in Montesi Executive Center at 1:00 p.m. Alpha Chi is a general honor society for all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only based on standing within each individual school. Invitations have been issued via email to the top 10% of the juniors and seniors in each school.

Sunday Movies

The Office of Student Life’s Sunday Series of Movies ends the semester on Sunday (December 2) with a screening of the Christmas classic, A Christmas Story in Spain Auditorium at 5:00 p.m. Synopsis: Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s. (PG) 

Kudos: Jose Ferraz, David Skull, & Yannick Skull

Buccaneer soccer forward Jose Ferraz (Civil Engineering ’15), defender David Skull (Psychology ’13), and midfielder Yannick Skull (Business Administration ’13) each earned a spot on the Daktronics All-South Region Second Team.  Ferraz scored nine goals with four assists to lead the Bucs to an 11-7-1 record and their second consecutive GSC championship, while the Skulls were anchors on the defense.  Yannick Skull scored three goals as a defensive-minded midfielder, while David Skull scored twice with one assist while playing along the back line.

Brothers Help With School

The Christian Brothers of Lambert Hall were notified of a school for very poor children in a rural, isolated section of the Dominican Republic by a Brother’s school in Santiago de los Caballeros whose Scout troop happened upon it. The school, which is located on the top of a mountain at the end of a two-hour walk on a dirt road. The school had dirt floors and no electricity or water. With the help of Brother Francisco Martin (pictured above with the Scouts and the students of the school) and CBU’s Brothers, the school has been renovated and modernized.

Update on CBU Garden Grant

Thanks to everyone who voted on the Neighborland garden grant proposal, CBU finished second with 75 votes! While we didn’t win the grant they were offering, they still decided to help us. They’ve offered to match any funds we raise — a limit hasn’t been set yet, but at least $1,000. If everyone who voted can give ten bucks, we’ll be well on our way. Neighborland, along with the National Garden Association, also plans to help promote the fundraising and to publish a story on our garden. So stay tuned to learn how you can contribute and continue to be a part of this great story!

Buccaneer Scoreboard

11/20: Lady Bucs 56, University of Missouri-St. Louis 55 (at Canale Arena)
11/24: Lady Bucs 62, University of Arkansas-Monticello 61 (at Canale Arena)

11/29: University of West Florida (Tampa, FL; 1:30 p.m.)
11/30: South Regional Semifinal (Tampa, FL; 4:00 p.m.)
12/01: South Regional Championship (Tampa, FL; 6:00 p.m.)


11/26: Harding University (at Searcy, AR; 7:30 p.m.)
12/01: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 4:00 p.m.)
12/01: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 2:00 p.m.)