Masquerade Ball

The CBU Honors Program will host a Masquerade Ball on Friday, January 18, 8:00-11:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge. Everyone is invited — $3.00 admission fee! Come dressed to impress in your best masquerade gear for an enjoyable evening of paper faces on parade —complete with a chocolate fountain, photos, and fun! Prizes will be awarded for best mask for both male and female.

Campus Events (January 14, 2013)

  • During January and February, four Workshops for Academic Improvement will be offered to help at-risk students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The sessions will be held on Thursdays as follows: January 17, January 24, January 31, and February 7 from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room and will be conducted by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student. Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions.
  • The next Community Conversation with the President is February 28 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.

Woodturners Exhibition


Works by (l-r) Keith Burns, Larry Sefton and Skip Wilbur.

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at CBU is exhibiting collection of works by the Mid-South Woodturners Guild through February 13.

This exhibit is dedicated by the Guild to the loving memory of Joan Kelly, who was a member and past officer of the board. Kelly coordinated the 2007 exhibit “Beneath the Bark,” which was featured in the Ross Gallery and began initial dialogue for the permanent collection which was exhibited in 2008.

The Mid-South Woodturners Guild is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. The AAW is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the woodturning craft.  Its mission is to provide information, education, a meeting place, and an effective organization for all who are interested in turning wood.

The gallery is located on the lower level of the Plough Memorial Library. More info>>>

FAFSA Deadline

fafsa-on-the-webIt’s that time again! The FAFSA deadline is January 30! Filling out the FAFSA can be a straightforward and easy process. FAFSA on the Web ( will guide you through the application. (By the way, CBU’s code is 003482. That’s one thing you won’t have to look up…)

Packaging Consortium Publishes Study

A pallet study performed at the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium entitled “Water Absorption of Wooden Pallets” appears in the International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 9, November 2012.  The paper is authored by Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging Department), Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical/Biochemical Engineering Department), Phyo Aung (Civil Engineering ’14), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’14), and Bob Moats (School of Engineering). The pallet study is sponsored by FedEx with pallets provided by the Pallet Factory.  Both companies are consortium members. The study can be downloaded here. >>>