This Week at CBU

LASALLIAN FORMATION: The next Lasallian In-Service meeting for new faculty and staff is Tuesday, November 11 in Cooper-Wilson Center, Room 303, at 1:00 p.m.

vasti-torresRECEPTION FOR DR. VASTI TORRES: Dr. Vasti Torres, dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida, will be a guest at CBU on Tuesday, November 11, meeting with various student leaders, faculty and staff, and members of the administration. A reception for Dr. Torres will be held for the CBU Community at 3:05 p.m. in the Wilson Family Commons at the Living Learning Center. Dr. Torres is one of the nation’s leading researchers and publishers on Latino college students and their identity formation.  A widely sought after conference speaker and the author or co-author of four books, including the upcoming The Latino College Student Experience: Understanding Developmental and Environmental Influences, Torres was a Fulbright Specialist assigned in South Africa from November 2011 until August 2012. She is a recipient of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Contribution to Research and Literature Award and was a Diamond Honoree of the American College Personnel Association in 2005.

 Get your Buc spirit pumped to cheer on the CBU men’s basketball team as they take on the Memphis Tigers in an exhibition game at FedExForum on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. And practice your cheers before the game at a Tailgate Rally in Boshwit Courtyard at 4:30! Want a Suite ticket? Follow the clues in the #goldenbuc poem above…

GRAPES FOR GEEKS:  Please join the CBU and U of M American Society of Civil Engineers at Chickasaw Oaks Plaza on November 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m., for the 5th annual Grapes for Geeks Wine Tasting. Ten delectable wines (from five different countries) and a selection of “Big Beers” from around the world will be served, along with live entertainment and an array of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. All proceeds go to support the CBU and U of M Student Chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Please visit to buy tickets online through PayPal.

ganmestandsWHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL: When the Game Stands Tall will be the showing on  Friday, November 14 in the University Theater, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Come out and watch a great movie! Here is a summary of what you are in for: Inspired by a true story, When the Game Stands Tall brings to life the incredible winning streak of the De La Salle High School football team: 151 straight victories over 12 years. All along the way, as Coach Bob Ladouceur builds his seemingly invincible national powerhouse, he has emphasized purpose and significance rather than streaks and titles. But when real-life adversity leaves the team reeling, the Spartans must decide if the sacrifice, commitment, and teamwork they have always trusted in can rebuild what is now disintegrating around them. Sponsored by the the Lasallian Collegians.

SALSA Y BACHATA: Come join Hola CBU for a night of salsa and bachata classes, taught by Rumba Room teachers on Friday, November 14 in Alfonso Dining Hall, 8:00 p.m. until midnight. Price is $5 for early birds, available on sale in the Alfonso Foyer during lunch — $7 at the door.

BELL TOWER GALA: CBU’s third annual Bell Tower Gala will be held on November 15 in the Tennessee Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Memphis at 6:00 p.m. This year CBU will be awarding  Maurelian Medal to Bishop J. Terry Steib (above left) and honoring Michael Pohlman (’79, above center) and Analice Sowell (’02, ’05, above right) with the Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Young Alumna awards. This unforgettable evening will be a festive charitable event, a tribute to the history of Lasallian education in Memphis, and a great way to reconnect with old friends. And since all proceeds support CBU’s exceptional academic programs and scholarships, it’s a great way to invest in the future of our students and our community. Individual tickets to this event are $175. To purchase your ticket and reserve your spot today, contact Karen Viotti at or (901) 321-3254.

Make your Spring Semester Pop!

With the first semester almost over, make your Spring semester “pop” by going to London and Paris or Southern Spain.

Explore the Moroccan Mystic ambience, Generalife Gardens, the Mosque-Cathedral, Synagogue, cafes, and more while having fun, learn about renewable energies. You can take a 1-credit or 3-credit renewable energy course or economics course and visit the Abengoa Plant and Vejer De la Fontera Wind turbine facility.

If Spain is not your cup of tea, then wander the streets of London and Paris. Enjoy the culture London and Paris have to offer by seeing Kensington, House of Parliament, St. Paul Cathedral, changing of the guards, and more. This trip offers a Global Studies course and Finance 437.  Both trips are open to all students. For more information click here.

The Study Abroad office is having an interest meeting November 13 at 1:15 in Buckman Hall Room 357. Current trips, future trips, semesters abroad, and other Q & A will be discussed.

Career Services Calendar

CAREER POWER HOUR – Job Search Strategies: In this day and age, there are lots of ways to find a job. CBU’s Career Services office should be one main tool in your toolbox, but there are many others methods and strategies you can use to get that job you want.  Come learn about them on Tuesday, November 11 in Buckman 112, 1:00-2:00 p.m.  RSVP

BEST FORK FORWARD: SENIORS ONLY!  Reserve your seat today! The finale of the First Impressions series on dining etiquette features a four-course meal (including wine), and will teach you the finer points of surviving an important business dinner… from which fork to use when, to where to put your napkin after the meal, and everything in between!  Wednesday, November 12 in Sabbatini Lounge, 5:30-6:45 p.m. RSVP is required by November 7!

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Shelby Farms, who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza!  What a deal!  Thursday, November 13 in Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Open to all interested students and alumni in all majors.  RSVP

CAREER PANEL – Careers For The Criminal Mind (Forensics & Law Enforcement):
Thursday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium  RSVP


A proposed research project by Dr. James Moore (Biology), Dr. Shane M Hanlon (Sea Grant Knauss Fellow) and Bill Peterson (United States Fish and Wildlife Service) entitled “Large-Scale Impacts of Land Use on Disease Prevalence in Amphibian Populations” has been posted on the Amphibian Survival Alliance’s website ( The purpose of the proposal is to determine the status of Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans) populations in Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge in Turrell, AR, and how pesticides influence ranavirus disease dynamics in these populations.

Buccaneer defender Andrew Forrest (Mechanical Engineering ’18) was named the GSC Defender of the Week after the Bucs’ win at Union University. Forrest was one of the key players on a CBU defense that held Union to just eight shots total, two on goal, in Friday night’s 1-0 win. The shutout was the Bucs’ ninth of the season and their fifth consecutive.

Lady Buc goalkeeper Robyn Wade (Mechanical Engineering ’15) was named GSC Defender of the Week after the Lady Bucs’ win at Union University. Wade made one save as she recorded her eighth clean sheet of the season, winning her seventh career award and the third of the season.

Three Lady Bucs were named to the All-GSC Women’s Soccer Team. Midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’15) earned First-Team All-GSC honors for the second straight year. Rodrigues leads the GSC with 11 assists. Her 10 goals rank fourth, and she is second in the conference with 31 points. Midfielder Carmen Manes (Liberal Studies ’15) joins Rodrigues on the First Team. Manes has three assists and three points while starting all 17 games as a defense-oriented midfielder. Midfielder Chelsea Casaccia (Biology ’16) represents CBU on the Second Team after recording two assists and two points while starting all 17 games as a defense-oriented midfielder.

Seven Bucs were named to the All-GSC Men’s Soccer Team, with head coach Clint Browne winning GSC Coach of the Year for the third time. Goalkeeper Britton McGuire (Interdisciplinary Studies ’16) was voted First Team All-GSC after leading the GSC with an 0.56 goals against average, an .842 save percentage and a .500 shutout percentage. He started all 16 games and played 1448 of 1460 minutes in goal this season. Defender Sean Rutter (Business Administration ’15) was voted First Team All-GSC after scoring one goal with two assists for four points. He started 14 games at defender. Forward Jose Ferraz (Civil Engineering ’16) was voted First Team All-GSC after scoring 11 goals with two assists for 24 points. He ranks second in the GSC in goals and points. He is the third player in GSC history to be a four-time First-Team All-GSC selection. Forward Brendan Bennett (Business Administration ’18) was one of two freshmen voted to the All-GSC First Team after scoring four goals with one assist for nine points. He started all 16 games. Defender Andrew Forrest (Mechanical Engineering ’18) was voted Second Team All-GSC. He started all 16 games at defender and finished second on the team to McGuire with 1,423 minutes played. Midfielder Shane Keely (Business Studies ’16) was voted Second Team All-GSC after scoring three goals with one assist for seven points. He started all 16 games and finished third on the team with 1,379 minutes played. Midfielder Diego Silva Vieira (Business Administration ’17) was voted Second Team All-GSC after scoring two goals with four assists for eight points. He started all 16 games.

Thanksgiving Day Host Program

Student Life is proud to organize the annual Thanksgiving Day Host Program for international students.Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for Americans to be with family, to remember good fortune, and to be thankful for all that we have. Considering that most of the CBU faculty, staff, and students will be spending the holiday at home with families, we would like for you to consider extending an invitation to an International student to share Thanksgiving Day with you.

International students, faculty and staff  in the past have found it to be a fun and interesting way to exchange ideas, customs, and other cross-cultural issues. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to share this American tradition with an international student. Please email if you would like to invite a student to your home for a Thanksgiving Day meal. You will be informed of your student  by Friday, November 21.


News at CBU

In mid-August, the CBU School of Engineering was asked by the India Association of Memphis to design and create an abstract lotus structure to be the centerpiece at India Fest 2014 on November 1. After several meetings with the India Fest planning committee and CBU faculty, staff, and students, it was agreed to build an all-aluminum, animated “sculpture“ with a contemporary appeal that would open and close by the turn of a wheel. Once the sculpture was completed, it was transported to the event and the final touches (fabric and lights) were added by the India Fest planning committee. Mr. Bob Moats (Engineering Technician) was the manager of the project with help from many CBU faculty, staff, and students: Andrew Assadollahi (Civil Engineering), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean), Dr. Randel Price (Chemical Engineering), Henry Rhodes (Engineering Technician), Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. John Ventura (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Jake Arnold (Mechanical Engineering ’17), David Barnett (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Jaemi Guieb (Civil Engineering ’17), Rene Hudlet (Chemical Engineering ’17), Joshua Jenkins (Chemical Engineering ’18), Wes Kelly (Mechanical Engineering ’15), Yuliana Luna (Civil Engineering ’17), Yuki Namba (Mechanical Engineering ’15), and Reggie Raney (Civil Engineering ’17). Additional photos are available at the School of Engineering Facebook page.

sayftTwo CBU alumni were part of a charity event held on October 20 at Hope House, a kindergarten for children with families impacted by HIV. The children were provided costumes that they each picked out. In addition to the costumes, candy, and presents, hygiene kits were all given to the children. The event was organized by Say Ft., a charity started by CBU alumna Anastasia Domashova (’07). Say Ft. supports health and safety programs for children from 20 states and more than 10 countries. Dan Messinger (’95 & ’03; Education Department) volunteered to play the part of Mr. Watermelon for the event. The watermelon is the Say Ft. logo, and the children look forward to his return next year! If you would like to learn more about Say Ft., please visit the website at

The Lady Buc basketball team volunteered as a cheer station at the Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk on October 19 at the Liberty Bowl.

A delegation from CBU met up with royalty at the recent Magnificat Day celebration held at the Cannon Center in Memphis. Pictured above (l-r) are Brother Getachew Nadew, Father Bill Parham, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Brother Paulos Welday, Brother Dominic  Ehrmantraut, Wendy Sumner-Winter, and Bishop J. Terry Steib.

Important News from the Registrar

Fall 2014 DAY Final Exam Schedule is now available on the Registrar’s website.

Fall Withdrawal Dates
 November 28: Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 8-week course

Spring & Summer 2015 Registration Opening Dates
 OPEN: Adult Professional Studies (CAPS) & Graduate
 November 17: Day Seniors
 November 19: Day Juniors
 November 21: Day Sophomores
 November 25: Day Freshmen

The Spring and Summer Course Schedules are now available on the Web.

Prepare now for registration:
 Undergraduate Day, Nursing & CAPS (Evening) students meet with their advisors to receive their alternate PIN. Contact your advisor to set up an appointment. Once you have registered for one course, your alternate PIN for that semester will be available on BannerWeb.
 Graduate students have their ALT PIN available in BannerWeb at all times
 There is a distinct alternative PIN for spring and another for summer.
2. Please note: CAPS students may only take CAPS courses and all other Undergraduates may only take NON-CAPS courses. You can easily find which sections are CAPS courses as they have CP in the campus (Cmp) section, such as:
3. Check BannerWeb to see if you have any holds. Take care of these now so you will be able to register on time.

Lasallian Collegians Update

Last week, the some of the Lasallian Collegians helped with CBU’s Food Recovery Network, which takes leftover food from the cafeteria and delivers it to locations that distribute food to people in need. Together, we harvested 67 pounds of food and delivered it to Memphis Union Mission. Check out the picture of everyone in their cool hairnets!

Many people have heard of St. John Baptist de La Salle, but might not know more than just his name. John Baptist de La Salle was a priest in 18th Century France. He noticed the number of children that were not getting an education and decided to do something about it. He formed a group of laymen whose goal was to educate: not just the wealthy; but everyone. He renounced his position of Canon and gave up his wealth to form the community of Brothers that we know today as the De La Salle Christian Brothers. The Brothers you see on campus take vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience in order to be a part of this community and to teach. Did you read that? They give up most EVERYTHING to provide an education to students like us. Wowzers.

Remember, Friday, November 14 will be the showing of When the Game Stands Tall, in the University Theater, 6:00-9:00 p.m. See This Week at CBU above — This is a super nifty movie. The Lasallian Collegians hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

JUVENILE JUSTICE SUMMIT: The CBU Chapter of the NAACP will present a Juvenile Justice Summiton Tuesday, November 18 in Spain Auditorium. Confirmed panelists include  Shelby County Mayor Mark Lutrell; Memphis Mayor A C Wharton; Andrew Collins of Stain Your BrainCharlie Caswell, executive director of the Rangeline Neighborhood CDCThomas Coupé,Supervising Attorney for Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court; Avis Lamar, Youth Court Coordinator for Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County; and a representative from the Memphis Police Department. The discussion will be led and moderated by CBU’s NAACP members and we will solicit questions via a live Twitter feed with the hashtag #CBUJJ. A reception will precede the summit at 5:00 p.m., with the panel discussion beginning at 6:00 p.m. Engage in this community conversation and learn about the roles in the juvenile justice system, including the part you can play! Email for more information.

STRESS REDUCTION THROUGH MEDITATION: Please join us for a meditation workshop on Wednesday, November 19 in the LLC Classroom, 1:00-1:30 p.m. Led by Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy), this workshop will cover basic techniques of mindfulness meditation to help focus our attention and awareness as we begin a very busy and frequently stressful time of the year.

THANKSGIVING LUNCH: Skip breakfast on Thursday, November 20 and save room for a  Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

fleshmadewordREADING & RECEPTION: The President’s Commission on Women presents a reading by Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) on November 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Plough Library. Dr. Holmes will be reading from her book, Flesh Made Word: Medieval Women Mystics, Writing, and the Incarnation, in which she displays how medieval women writers expanded traditional theology through the incarnational practice of writing and draws inspiration for feminist theology from the writings of these medieval women mystics as well as French feminist philoso­phers of écriture féminine. 

CBU’s GOT TALENT: Are you a performer? If so, the BSA is looking for people who are interested in participating in this year’s “CBU’s Got Talent” Talent Show on November 21 in the University Theater at 7:00 p.m.

PETER PAN: Join Student Life at the Playhouse on the Square on November 22 at 7:00 p.m. for Peter Pan. The boy who won’t grow up is flying with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling in this musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie. Peter leads the gang to Neverland where they encounter the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile, and the sprightly fairy Tinker Bell. Tickets are limited so sign up now at

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Dr. and Mrs. John Smarrelli Jr., the Brothers of the Lambert Hall Community, and the Student Government Association invite the entire CBU community to the annual Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 4 in Alfonso Dining Hall and at the CBU Christmas Tree. Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m., with the Tree Lighting at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to the Santa Hotline at 321-3082 or

Buccaneer Bulletin

The Bucs climbed one spot to No. 2 in the NCAA Division II South Regional Soccer Rankings last week. The regional rankings are used to select and seed the field for the three-team NCAA South Regional. The top-ranked team to submit a qualifying bid will host the regional November 13-16. There are no automatic bids for the men’s soccer regional. The Bucs also climbed three spots to No. 13 in last week’s NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Men’s National Rankings.
The Lady Bucs climbed one spot to No. 5 in last week’s NCAA Division II South Regional Rankings. The Lady Bucs were the second of five GSC teams in the rankings, only trailing No. 3 North Alabama. The GSC and SSC champions earn automatic bids to the six-team NCAA South Regional. The regional rankings are used to select the four at-large berths and seed the field. The two top-ranked teams to submit qualifying bids will host subregionals Nov. 13-16. The regional championship and quarterfinal rounds will be held Nov. 20-23.

MEN’S SOCCER (14-3, 8-1 GSC)
11/07: Bucs 0, Shorter University(GSC Semi-Final at Pensacola, FL)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (13-5, 8-4 GSC)
11/04: Lady Bucs 0, West Alabama 2 (GSC Quarterfinal at Livingston, AL)
VOLLEYBALL (16-14, 12-8 GSC)
11/04: Lady Bucs 3 , Union University 1 (at Jackson, TN)
11/07: Lady Bucs 1Lee University (at Cleveland, TN)
11/08: Lady Bucs 0, Shorter University 3 (at Rome, GA)
11/08: GSC Championship (at Hoover, AL) Bucs 9th of 9 teams, led by Jacob Carey who finished 39th of 81 (27:52.15); Lady Bucs 9th of 10 teams, led by Hannah Owen who finished 19th of 86 (19:48.97)
11/07: Lady Bucs 43, University of Mississippi 111 (Exhibition, at Oxford, MS)


11/13: NCAA Division II South Regional (TBA Monday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m.)
11/13: NCAA Division II South Regional (TBA Monday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m.)
11/11: GSC Quarterfinal (TBA)
11/15: GSC Semifinal (TBA)
11/16: GSC Championship (TBA)
11/12: University of Memphis (Exhibition at FedExForum; 7:00 p.m.)
11/15: Harding University (Search, AR; 7:30 p.m.)
11/14: Harding University (Search, AR; 5:30 p.m.)
11/15: Lane College (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)