This Week at CBU

FLAG FOOTBALL & POWER RANKINGS: Flag Football is back at CBU and Week One is already in the books! See which teams are Number 1 in this week’s Power Rankings at tinyurl.com/cburecreationInterested in playing Flag Football?  It’s not too late to create a team. Please visit CBU Intramurals at www.imleagues.com/cbu.

THEATRE AUDITIONS: Theatre auditions for the Southern farce, Dearly Departed by David Botrelle and Jessie Jones, will be September 15 and September 16 in the University Theater at 6:00 p.m. Not since Steel Magnolias and Greater Tuna has a more colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon line. When the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead in the first scene, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on the tombstone. For more information about the play and rehearsals, contact Matthew Hamner at mhamner@cbu.edu.

VOTER REGISTRATION: The Student Government Association will be partnering with the Black Student Association, CBU’s Chapter of the NAACP, Hola CBU, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, the gentlemen of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and others to host a campus-wide Voter Registration Drive on Wednesday, September 17, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This date was chosen as it coincides with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.  Tables will be set up in the foyer of Buckman Hall, at the entrance of Cooper-Wilson Center, and outside of Alfonso Dining Hall. All students are encouraged to stop by during that time to fill out a short voter registration form. Students will be on-hand to assist and, of course, registration is completely free.

Bobby_CarterCONSTITUTION WEEK ADDRESS: CBU’s annual commemoration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution continues! This year we have the honor to host CBU alumnus Judge Bobby Carter of the Shelby County Criminal Court, who will speak about the Constitution in relation to the court system in Spain Auditorium on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. Judge Bobby Carter was elected Judge of Division III in August of 2010 in a special election to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of John P. Colton, Jr. He is currently serving in that capacity. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from CBU in 1977. He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Memphis in 1980. Judge Carter has previous experience in private practice and in the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office. He was an Assistant District Attorney General for 26years prior to his election. He is a member of the Tennessee Trial Judge’s Association, the American Bar Association, and is licensed to practice law in Colorado as well as Tennessee. Everyone is invited for what promises to be a fascinating discussion.

BINGO IN THE BUC: Bingo, drinks, snacks and more in the Buccaneer Gallery & Grill on Friday, September 19 starting at 7:00 p.m.

redpandaINTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY AT THE ZOO: Join the Memphis Zoo in celebrating the 5th International Red Panda Day anniversary on September 20 as an expected 100,000 visitors at more than 40 zoos worldwide and over 1,000 students at schools in five states and abroad help us create as many Red Panda Rangers as possible in a single day! 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Contact Thien Nguyen at tnguye25@cbu.edu for information. OR click here to register for free tickets! »»

AZD VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Join the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta for their annual Volleyball Tournament to benefit their national philanthropy, Autism Speaks, on Saturday September, 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the sand volleyball court next to Rozier deck.
Teams need a minimum of six players, and there is a $5 entry fee for all players. Sign-ups are at lunch in Alfonso Dining Hall, or with any sorority member, and will run through Friday, September 19. Warning: The championship round will be played with a blacked out net. All are welcome and there will be prizes awarded to the victors!