Homecoming 2014: Douse the Flames!


Tuesday, February 11 • 7:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
It’s the fiercest time of the year for our student organizations! Everyone wants to be the Homecoming Champion! The glory, the prestige, the undisputed winner… Our road to “Dousing the Flames” begins with Wacky Olympics!  Some of the silliest, yet competitive games in which you will ever participate. It takes guts to get the glory… are you up for the challenge? The winning organization walks away with the first points on their way to being crowned homecoming champion! Click here for the rules!

Wednesday, February 12 • 7:00 p.m. • University Theater
It’s our own version of “Glee.”  CBU’s brightest stars warm up their vocal chords and tune their air guitars! Come out for a night of pure entertainment! Our organizations have worked hard to craft a performance you won’t soon forget.  The lights, the fame, the hours of practice all come down to this… Who will win the coveted All-Sing title?  Who will walk away one step closer to the championship? Come and find out… Click here for the rules and entry forms!

Thursday, February 13 • 7:00 p.m. • Alfonso Dining Hall

Friday, February 14 • All Day • All Over Campus
For some, it’s the day every year to celebrate your sweetheart. For others, it’s just another day to celebrate the one’s you love. However, at CBU, Valentine’s Day takes on a whole new meaning. While celebrating those you love, show some love for your school! Wear your “Get Buc Wild” gear and come support our Bucs. The day ends with a concert in the Buc at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 14 • 6:00 p.m. • Sabbatini Lounge
The CBU Office of Advancement and the Visual and Performing Arts Department present a single special Valentine’s reading of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters on February 14 in Sabbatini Lounge — complete with alumni and student couples reading the parts and a 3-course meal with wine! $25/person. RSVP by February 10 to rsvp@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3277.

Saturday, February 15 • 11:30 a.m • Nadicksbernd Field
Come out for the official dedication of Joe Nadicksbernd Baseball Field and honor the memory of our beloved Coach Nate! Stick around for a doubleheader game between the Bucs and the Battlers of Alderson Broaddus University.

Saturday, February 15 • 1:30 p.m • Canale Arena
Calling all artists… this final activity might just decide which organization has the most points and who will be crowned the undisputed champions of Homecoming. Banners will be judged on overall originality and theme development. Remember, “Dousing the Lee Flames” is the name of this game.

Saturday, February 15 • 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. • Canale Arena
DOUSE THE FLAMES! It’s the moment of truth… From the first tip of the ball in the women’s game to the closing seconds of the men’s game, we need you in the stands cheering our teams to victory! Homecoming Court nominees and the homecoming champions will be announced during the games! Special music and prize giveaways!

Saturday, February 15 • Starting at 2:00 p.m. • Canale Arena Skybox
Alums are invited to watch the games from the Skybox, while enjoying beer and a hot dog bar!

Saturday, February 15 • 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. • Off-Campus
Buses leave from the Central Lot starting at 9:30. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned!

This Week at CBU

pink-goes-redPINK GOES RED: The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents Pink Goes RED! on Tuesday, February 11. The first event will be held in Alfonso Dining Hall at 12:15 p.m. to promote Heart Disease Awareness. Then head down to the Swashbuckler at 6:00 p.m. for a fun and active (and heart-healthy) Hip Hop Zumba Class, led by Mu Epsilon’s own Taveka Hicks.

FAFSA WORKSHOPS: The CBU Financial Assistance Office is offering on-site professional assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) during the next three months.  Students and families will be able to talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply, along with getting information regarding state-wide student services, and more!  Following are the scheduled dates for the FAFSA workshops that will take place in Computer Lab 218 of Buckman Hall from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Individuals can email finaid@cbu.edu or call (901) 321-3305 to sign up. Space is limited to 25 computers per session. This week’s sessions are February 11 and February 13. More info >>>

BLACK HISTORY MONTH LUNCH & ENTERTAINMENT: In celebration of Black History Month, the CBU Black Student Association will present musical entertainment during lunch on Thursday, February 13, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Featuring special musical selections by the Divine Voices Gospel Choir and performances by CBU African-American Greek organizations.

WILL YOU MAKE HISTORY? Christian Brothers University has NEVER before had its own chapter of the NAACP, and the new chapter needs you to make history with us by joining!  Don’t let money be an issue!  Scholarships to cover half of your membership dues are going fast, so contact chapter president Taylor Flake as soon as possible via email at tflake@cbu.edu.  CBU’s NAACP chapter will have an information table outside of Alfonso Dining Hall during the lunch hour on Thursday, February 13. Come pay your dues! Don’t be left out!

WORKSHOP SESSION FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT: The final of four workshop sessions offered to help students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniqueshelpful resourcesself-assessment, and self-motivation, will be held on February 13, 1:00-1:50 p.m. in Assisi Hall 122 and will be facilitated 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.

LOVE LETTERS FOR VALENTINES DAY (AND HOMECOMING):  The CBU Office of Advancement and the Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a special Valentine’s reading of A. R. Gurney’s play Love Letters in Sabbatini Lounge with a 3-course dinner and wine on February 14 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person — RSVP by February 10 — today! to  rsvp@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3277. Love Letters is the story of Andrew Ladd III  and Melissa Gardner’s complex relationship as told through the reading of a lifetime of correspondence between the two — from childhood birthday invitations and thank you notes to pledges of adolescent infatuation, through the trials and tribulations of marriage, professional aspirations, parenthood, addiction, and ultimately to their love affair.



Dr. Divya Choudhary
(Electrical Engineering), assisted by Shilpa Appurubugatha (Electrical Engineering) and Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering) recently gave four workshops and a lunch-and-learn presentation introducing concepts of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Tech High School and Justin Sienna High School in California.

Brother Ignatius Brown (Education, retired) has been named Barbershopper of the Year by the Memphis Men of Harmony, a local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society of America. The Memphis Men of Harmony Chorus will sing the National Anthem before the February 27 home basketball games at Canale Arena.

Buccaneer guard Trey Casey (Business Administration ’15) was named GSC Player of the Week — for the second time in three weeks —  after he led the Bucs to a pair of home wins. For the week, Casey averaged 23 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 steals. Casey was also named the lone Gulf South Conference representative on the Capital One Academic All-District 5 Division II team announced by CoSIDA.
Casey carries a perfect 4.0 GPA, and he is the Bucs’ leading scorer at 18.5 points per game. He ranks third in the GSC and 82nd in the nation in scoring. He is shooting 43.2 percent from three-point range, good for 34th in the nation and second in the GSC. His 2.1 steals per game lead the GSC and rank 41st in the nation.

Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology) had an article entitled “Sleeping in Class is a Risk Factor for Low Gradespublished in the December 2013 (Volume 52, Number 2) issue of The Journal of Irreproducible ResultsThe Journal of Irreproducible Results is dedicated to publishing research that either cannot or should not be reproduced.

Dr. John Ventura PE, LRS (Electrical Engineering) passed the “Mississippi Standards of Practice for Surveying Test” on December 23, 2013. Dr. Ventura has been a licensed surveyor since 1981 and licensed engineer since 1971.



CBU News

 Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. (CBU President) met last week with members of Tennessee’s Congressional and Senate delegations in Washington, DC. Dr. Smarrelli is pictured above with Senator Lamar Alexander in the Senator’s Capitol Hill office.

ELViS Finds a New Home in Memphis: Recently Lansmont Corporation posted a short article on their website about the new vibration test system acquired by CBU’s ISTA Certified Packaging Lab last November from the Michigan State Packaging Lab. Lansmont is a leading manufacturer of package testing equipment based in California. The CBU lab has several pieces of test equipment from Lansmont. Eric Joneson, VP of Technology at Lansmont, also serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology, the official journal of the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium. ELViS stands for Entry Level Vibration System. “Now things are All Shook Up at CBU!!”

palletfactory Students from PKG 201 Packaging Seminars visited The Pallet Factory in Memphis on January 31. The Pallet Factory, a member of CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium, has supplied wooden pallets for pallet research at CBU. Pictured above (l-r) are Alex Othmani, Yuliana Sanchez-Luna, Sebastian Polania, Matthew Johnson, Ashley Qureshi, David Guerrero, Michael Kist, and Dr. Pong Malasri.

Students continued celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by  participating in a panel discussion entitled “Let’s Talk About Race” on January 30. The event was sponsored by Student Life and facilitated by  Dr. Kelli James (Behavioral  Sciences).


Welcome to CBU

Academic Services is pleased to announce that Ms. Denise Parnell will be joining the office as an academic advisor. Denise comes to CBU from The New Teacher Project; she also previously worked at the University of Memphis and Hofstra University. She will begin February 11.

Erica Wilkins Mitchell (Business Administration ’10) and Ryan Mitchell (Business Administration ’13) have joined the Office of Admissions. Erica is the new Coordinator or Telecounseling and Summer School, and Ryan is the new Coordinator of Guest Relations.


Softball Raffle: $1 Chance to Win!

The CBU Softball Team is holding a raffle for AWESOME prizes!

• Starbucks Gift Basket (2 mugs, bag of coffee, and free voucher for Starbucks coffee)
• $25 Gift Card to Ben & Jerry’s
• Fox and Hound Party Pack (3 orders Boneless Wings, 2 Pizzas, Chips/Salsa)
• $100 Cash Prize
• $150 Cash Prize

Buy your raffle tickets from any CBU Softball player by February 12! Only $1, and an unlimited number of tickets available… so buy as many as you want to increase your chances to win!!!

Drawing will be held on February 13, 2014! Winning has never been this easy! Get your tickets today!

Career Services Calendar

• Tuesday, February 11: Entrepreneur Panel – Mind Your Own Business; Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, February 13: Career Power Half Hour – Career Expo 101; Buckman Hall 102, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
• Thursday, February 13: Career Networking Luncheon – Careers In Law; Montesi Executive Center; 12:30-1:45 p.m. (Limited to 35 students – RSVP through your CBU CareerLinX Account)

• Tuesday, February 18: Spring 2014 Career & Internship Expo — More than two dozen employers are expected to attend, seeking students and alumni for full-time, part-time, internship & co-op positions. Make plans to be there! Canale Arena, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday, February 20: Pizza & Professionals (Lipscomb Pitts); Buckman Hall 102, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

News from the Registrar

“Baby, it’s cold outside.”  Stop by the Office of the Registrar this week where you can warm up with a hot beverage and enjoy the quilt art work by Dawn Carpenter and Teresa Gallarno. While there, Diana Green or Keri Kerr can show you our new “Transcripts on Demand transcript ordering system which makes requesting your transcript easier than ever before.

• February 14: Last day to withdraw from a 1st 8-week class
• March 3: 1st 8-week Term Incomplete contracts due into the Registrar’s Office
• March 27: Last day to withdraw from a 16-week class
• April 18: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week class
• May 5: 2nd 8-week Term Incomplete contracts due into the Registrar’s Office
• May 7: 16-week Semester Incomplete contracts due into the Registrar’s Office

Spring 2014 (2nd 8-week Term only)
• February 10: Registration reopens 

Summer 2014 Registration
• Currently open

Fall 2014 Registration Opening Dates:
• March 24: Adult Professional Studies & Graduate
• April 7: Day Seniors and Juniors
• April 9: Day Sophomores
• April 11: Day Freshmen

Upcoming Events

FORUM ON BULLYING:  ”It’s More Than Jus’ Playin,’” a forum on bullying, will be held on Tuesday, February 18, in Spain Auditorium, 1:00-1:50 p.m. The forum will include an overall introduction to the culture of bullying and the variety of forms it can take, as well as the legal aspects of bullying. The forum will be presented by Dr. Kelli Hefner, Dean of Academic Services and Officer Deana Sanford, Campus Police & Safety. The CBU campus is invited to attend.

The Black Student Association will sponsor an address by Ms. Rita Harris of the Sierra Club of Memphis on Thursday, February 20 in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. Ms. Harris’ address, “Right in Your Own Backyard,” will explain how pollution sources such as factories, landfills, power plants and other similar facilities are disproportionately located in low-income and people-of-color neighborhoods and affect health and quality of life for all of us.
 Interested in unity? “Higher Learning” Movie Night and discussion will be February 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the LLC classroom! Join in for snacks and a great movie!
 Coffee and Conversation with Brother Terence McLaughlin: Br. Terence worked hard to give African-Americans the chance to study at this institution. Listen to his story on February 27 at 1:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge and engage in conversation about the progression of race relations. If anyone already has a question for Brother Terence, please submit them to tflake@cbu.edu.

THE RETREAT: Do you need to unplug? Get away for campus for the weekend? Or are you looking for a fun and renewing spiritual gathering? Campus Ministry invites you to attend The Retreat for a weekend where you can relax — there is no expectation, just connection. February 21-22 at St. Columba Retreat Center. Register to attend at www.tinyurl.com/cburetreat. Cost is $75 per person, but please don’t let cost deter you— some scholarships are available! If you have questions, please see Margretta Dobbs or any of the Campus Ministers, or contact cbuministry@cbu.edu.

BALLET MEMPHIS “WORLD WONDERS”: Ballet Memphis will present “World Wonders” at Playhouse on the Square February 21-23, showtimes at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. “World Wonders” is a cultural fusion of some of the world’s most creative music, art and dance in four dazzling works from lauded young choreographers Matthew Neenan, Gabrielle Lamb and Rafael Ferreras — featuring performers from Hattiloo Theatre and the hottest local jookin’ talent. CBU faculty and staff can receive 20% off tickets to performances by calling the box office at (901) 737-7322 by February 7.

Buccaneer Bulletin

BUCCANEER BUS TRIP! CBU will be taking a bus to the basketball games at Delta State University on February 11. Students who are interested in a road trip with the Bucs should contact Wilson Phillips in Student Life at wphillip@cbu.edu.

02/06: Bucs 79, Shorter 55 (at Rome, GA)
02/08: Bucs 61West Georgia 68 (at Carrollton, GA)

02/06: Lady Bucs 63, Shorter 61 (at Rome, GA)
02/08: Lady Bucs 55West Georgia 65 (at Carrollton, GA)

02/11: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 7:30 p.m.)
02/15: Lee University (HOMECOMING: Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)

02/11: Delta State University (Cleveland, MS; 5:30 p.m.)
02/15: Lee University (HOMECOMING: Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

02/15: Alderson Broaddus University (Nadicksbernd Field; noon doubleheader)
02/16: Alderson Broaddus University  (Nadicksbernd Field; noon)

02/14:  McKendree University (Florence, AL; 6:00 p.m.)
02/14:  University of Indianapolis (Florence, AL; 7:30 p.m.)
02/15:  Truman State University (Florence, AL; 2:00 p.m.)
02/15:  Trevecca Nazarene University (Florence, AL; 4:00 p.m.)

02/16-17: Allstate/Frito-Lay Intercollegiate (Philadelphia, MS; Dancing Rabbit CC)