Christian Brothers University and the De La Salle Christian Brothers Lambert Hall Community invite the CBU Community to a reception on Friday, December 14 in honor of Brother Terence McLaughlin, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday! The reception will be held in the Montesi Executive Center, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brother Terence has been most active in a variety of capacities over the years, as a teacher and administrator and an author of numerous Lasallian publications over the years — his most recent book, Silent Acceptance, was published this year. We hope to see you on Friday as we all wish Brother Terence a most Happy Birthday and many more years of life and service!

KUDOS (Week of 12/10/12)

The CBU Nursing Program celebrated the graduation of its first cohort RN to BSN class with a convocation on December 9 in the University Theater. Nineteen nurses were honored at the historic ceremony, marking the first recipients of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at CBU.
The CBU Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch placed second in the IEEE Global Website Contest. The winners of the 10 regional conference competitions advanced to the international competition that consisted of IEEE student branches worldwide and included graduate and undergraduate programs. Each website was evaluated by the Student Activities Committee, based on the criteria of content, presentation, navigability, originality, portability and load time. Last year, the CBU Student Branch of IEEE placed first in the 2011 International Website Contest.
Samantha Almanza (Liberal Studies ’09) was the recipient of the Lewis University Service Recognition Award for December 2012. Samantha was nominated by the President’s Student Advisory Council for her affability, friendliness and impressive service, as well as her enthusiastic assistance to the Lewis University community as Graduate Assistant for Enrollment Management. She will graduate from Lewis with her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership/Higher Education-Student Services in May.
Jenny Cowell (Management/Marketing/Economics) completed her first full marathon on December 1, running the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in 3:47:43.
Lady Buc libero Kristina Headrick (General Studies ’16) was named Honorable Mention All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Headrick, previously named GSC Freshman of the Year, AVCA South Region Freshman of the Year, and AVCA First Team All-South Region, averaged 4.72 digs per set for the Lady Bucs, leading them to a 21-13 record and the NCAA Division II South Regional semifinals. She is the Lady Bucs’ second player to earn AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors, following Kelsey Miles (Natural Science ’13), who earned the accolade last year. Miles joins Headrick as the first players in school history to earn spots on the All-Tournament Team after leading the Lady Bucs to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II South Regional.
Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. (President) will participate in a Justice Forum Luncheon panel discussion hosted by Bridges on Thursday (December 13) at the Bridges Center. Dr. Smarrelli will address the topic of “The Future of Higher Education” along with fellow panelists Dr. Bill Trout (Rhodes College), Dr. Johnnie B. Watson (LeMoyne-Owen College), Dr. David Cox (University of Memphis), and Ms. Brenda Smith (Southwest Tennessee Community College).


Life After College: Learn from CBU Alumni Who've Done It RightCBU is 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.

Here 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
More info on classes at www.cbu.edu/lifeaftercollege!

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.

Why take “Life After College”? See what Burton Bridges (’09), Andrea Guyton (’13) and Dr. Tracie Burke have to say >>>>
here to register for the class today!


EPA P-3 Team with Sponsors

Left to right: Martin Tribo (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science ’13), Ivan Tamayo (Civil Engineering ’13), Jim Strickland (Memphis City Council), Dr. Louie Lin (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Tom Chamberlain (MLGW) and Dederick Blair (Civil Engineering ’13).

CBU’s EPA P-3 team recently presented appreciation plaques to their sponsors in the Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P-3) Student Design Competition. The student team developed technologies to improve energy efficiency in the building envelope of residences in Memphis for the project, focusing on the thermal properties of materials, fire safety, material stability, and cost. The competition was held at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, DC on Earth Day (April 21-23). The CBU team won an honorable mention award at the competition. For more information on the P-3 Competition, click here.


Group Kick class in Canale Arena

A group of students, faculty and staff taking advantage of the Group Kick Classes offered by the Kroc Center in Canale Arena on December 5. Group Kick is an 60-minute fusion class of martial arts and boxing movements set to energetic music. (photo by Alton Wade)

UPCOMING EVENTS (Week of 12/10/12)

FIRST MASS OF CHRISTMAS: The Christian Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community invite everyone to join them for the First Mass of Christmas on Monday, December 24 at 9:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel. The Brothers will host a wine and dessert reception following Mass in the Lambert Hall residence. RSVP with the number in your party by December 17 to (901) 321-3444 or kryan@cbu.edu.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. REMEMBRANCE EVENTS: CBU is hosting and/or participating in the  following events to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January:
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest, featuring 5th and 6th graders from various Jubilee schools, will be held on Wednesday, January 9: at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.
 The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration will be held on Thursday, January 10 at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The guest speaker for the commemoration will be civil rights icon Mrs. Ann Sullivan. The event will also feature special Musical Selections by the ”Peace Makers” from the Memphis Police Department.
 The Martin Luther King Day of Service (with Rhodes College) will be held on Saturday, January 12 at 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., meeting at the Bryan Campus Life Center at Rhodes College with opening remarks by Mayor A C Wharton. Breakfast and lunch will be served .Sign-up sheets for assignments will be available in front of Alfonso Dining Hall on Monday, January 7, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
MARCH FOR LIFE: Join fellow CBU students as they show their support for the Right to Life in the annual march past the Capitol to the Supreme Court steps marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court on January 23-26. Cost is $300, which includes transportation and lodging. For further information contact Hollie Comas, Director of Lasallian Community Service, at (901) 321-3119 or hcomas@cbu.edu.

BUC SCOREBOARD (Dec. 4-16, 2012)

12/04: Bucs 75Trevecca Nazarene University 79 (at Canale Arena)
12/08: Bucs 72, LeMoyne-Owen College 61 (at Canale Arena)


12/04: Lady Bucs 62Rhodes College 71 (at Rhodes)
12/08: Lady Bucs 79, Lane College 60 (at Jackson, TN)


CBU Bell Ringers

Left: Mikayla Ortner (Engineering ’16) and Christian Lyons (Chemistry ‘16); Right: Cross country Bucs Brian Harris (Civil Engineering ’16), Cynthia Mullis (Business Administration ’14) and Cali Copsey (Mechanical Engineering ‘14)

Members of the CBU community gathered in front of A Schwab’s on historic Beale Street on December 1 to cheer on the St. Jude Marathon runners and to “ring the bells” for the Salvation Army. Another group of Bucs will gather on December 8, at the Kroger on Union for the day. Come shop at Kroger this Saturday and you’ll see some familiar faces!

CBU Bell Ringers

Wilson Phillips (Student Life and Campus Ministry), Randy Butcher (History ’13) and Diane Dudenhefer (CBU Bookstore)


Rebecca Johnson (Admissions) and her husband, Kevin, welcomed their son Joseph Kenneth Johnson on Monday, November 26, at 9:12  p.m. He weighed in at  8 lbs., 11 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Congratulations to the new family of three!

KUDOS (Week of 12/03/12)

NCAA South region volleyball coaches voted Lady Buc libero Kristina Headrick (General Studies ’16) as the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s South Region Freshman of the Year. Headrick also earned a spot on the All-South Region First Team, and setter Kelsey Miles (Natural Science ’13) was also named Honorable Mention All-South Region. Headrick, also named Second Team All-GSC All-GSC and the GSC Freshman of the Year, is averaging 4.75 digs per set, good for first in the GSC and 60th in the nation. Miles, also a first team All-GSC pick, is 45th in the nation with 10.07 assists per set.
Sean MacInnes recognized by TREEDC
Dr. Ben Jordan (History & Political Science, Sustainability) and Sean MacInnes (School of Arts) both spoke at the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council’s (TREEDC) Memphis Forum hosted by CBU on November 16. Sean MacInnes (pictured above) was also recognized for his environmental stewardship in the Memphis region, along with Paul Young (Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability), Memphis City Councilman Dr. Edmund Ford Jr., and Rich Peterson (General Manager at Mirimichi Green). TREEDC Member Pathway Lending announced a commitment of $10 million through the Sustainable Communities initiative to provide financing for energy efficiency improvements for businesses located in Memphis and Shelby County. This initiative will help more area businesses to be able to implement energy efficiency projects and achieve long-term energy cost savings. TREEDC is a statewide grassroots organization of 88 cities and counties promoting the economic benefits of renewable energy for Tennessee communities.The organization recently received the Governor’s award on energy resources and leadership.

Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago, where she presented two papers: “Hadewijch and the Mother of Love: Writing the Incarnation through Maternality and Mysticism,” at a session organized by the Theology and Religious Reflection group; and “Unauthorized Writing: Feminist Theology as Apophasis,” at a session dedicated to the theology of Wendy Farley. Dr/ Holmes is pictured above at the panel discussion of the book Erotic Faith: Desire, Suffering, and Transformation in the Incarnational Theology of Wendy Farley (forthcoming from Sopher Press). Pictured are (standing) Mari Kim and Kristina Suna-Koro; (seated) Emily Holmes, Thomas Reynolds, Wendy Farley, John Thatamanil. Photo by Mari Kim.
Melissa Duong (Marketing ’13), Melanie Horne (Psychology ’14), Chasity Adams (Finance ’14), Joseph Pagni (Marketing ’13) and Kenneth Villarreal (Management ’13) attended the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) Advertising Career Conference with Professor Jenny Cowell (Marketing) on November 15-16.  The students attended advertising agency tours at KSL Media and Monaco Lange on Friday where they were able to discuss current trends in advertising, media buying and brand content. Students mingled on Friday evening with over 500 other like-minded students from across the nation and were entertained by Jeffrey Hayzlett, keynote speaker and author of Running the Gauntlet.  Students attended a resume or portfolio clinic on Saturday, then separated into smaller groups to attend workshops in their fields of interest (including account management, sports marketing and management, how to get your first job in advertising, creative design, graphic arts, and many more interesting topics).


Judges are needed for CBU’s annual Castings competition in four categories: fine art, photography, poetry and prose. We need judges from all four schools so that we can find the best work for our literary journal. Come on, people — Castings needs your help! Contact Karen B. Golightly at kgolight@cbu.edu to volunteer for this prestigious position as Castings judge.


GIFT CARD BONANZA FOR DENUEVILLE: CBU Campus Ministry is collecting gift cards to Kroger, Target or anywhere else that will help the families at DeNeuville Learning Center gain some independence and ability to purchase Holiday meal fixings, toys and necessities that their infants, toddlers, adolescents and teens have wished for and they cannot provide. Cards and donations of any denomination will be appreciated — all cash donations will be used to purchase perishable items for them.Please place your donation in an envelope to Margretta Dobbs at Campus Box T-9, or drop by the Campus Ministry office (you may slip it under the door if no one is there). Please make your donations by December 14.
OUTREACH EFFORT WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES: Campus Ministry invites the CBU Community to take part in one or all of these efforts with Catholic Charities of West Tennessee.
Volunteer Saturday: December 8, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m., at 1325 Jefferson
Work on Christmas project.
• Sort, inventory gifts
• Check lists.
• Commitment: a 3-hour shift. Reserve a spot with peggy.stehling@acc.cdom.org  or (901) 722-4797
Mobile Food Pantry – Food & Volunteers Needed
New mobile food outreach needs canned tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, black beans & dried beans.
Bilingual Volunteers NEEDED!
Commitment: 3 hours monthly.
Clothes Closet Needs
Coats (all sizes)
Women’s jackets, slacks, tops (plus sizes)
Women’s robes & sweaters (all sizes)
Men’s washable pants, shoes, socks, underwear (all sizes)
Data Entry Projects – Volunteers Needed
Very simple typing.
Commitment: 3 hours weekly.
Christmas Project Needs Volunteers
Answer calls
Bake cookies
Help bag donated gifts for children’s lists inventory donations.
Commitment: 3 hours weekly.

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Peggy Stehling at peggy.stehling@acc.cdom.org or (901) 722-4797.

BUC SCOREBOARD (11/26-12/03/12)

VOLLEYBALL (21-13, 11-5 GSC)
11/29: Lady Bucs 3, West Florida 1 (at NCAA Tournament; Tampa, FL)
11/30: Lady Bucs 0, Palm Beach Atlantic 3 (at NCAA Tournament; Tampa, FL)
11/26: Bucs 63, Harding University 68 (OTat Searcy, AR)
12/01: Bucs 58, Delta State University 53 (at Cleveland, MS)
12/01: Lady Bucs 50Delta State University 60 (at Cleveland, MS)

12/04: Trevecca Nazarene University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/08: LeMoyne-Owen College (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
12/04: Rhodes College (Memphis, TN; 6:00 p.m.)
12/08: Lane College (Jackson, TN; 2:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING EVENTS (Week of 12/03/12)

ALPHA CHI INDUCTION POSTPONED: The Alpha Chi induction previously scheduled for December 2 has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced soon. 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.
MARCH FOR LIFE: Join fellow CBU students as they show their support for the Right to Life in the annual march past the Capitol to the Supreme Court steps marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court on January 23-26Cost is $300, which includes transportation and lodging. For further information contact Hollie Comas, Director of Lasallian Community Service, at (901) 321-3119 or hcomas@cbu.edu.