This Week at CBU

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. Included on meal plans for students — faculty and staff meals are free, courtesy of the President’s Office.

fleshmadewordREADING & RECEPTION: The President’s Commission on Women presents a reading by Dr. Emily Holmes (Religion & Philosophy) on November 20, 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.

S-PAC: The 2014 Student-Professional Awareness Conference will be held at the Kroc Center, Hardin Hall on November 21, 4:00-9:00 p.m. The goal of the (S-PAC) is to unite students and professionals to learn, network, and grow by interacting with each other through non-technical presentations by speakers from different parts of the country. Speakers for this year’s conference are Dr. Rob Reilly and Dr. Ben Amaba. Admission is $30 for professionals, $10 for students. Professionals will receive 2 PDHs (two 30-minute presentations and two 30-minute panel discussions). More info and online registration at

BUC GAME NIGHT: It’s a lot like Buc Bingo, except with community-style board games! Friday evening, November 21, in the Buc, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Career Services Calendar

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

PIZZA & PROFESSIONALS: Come learn about Youth Villages on Thursday, December 4 — who they are, what they do, and about some of the positions they typical hire… and, enjoy free pizza! What a deal! Buckman 112, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Open to all interested students and alumni in all majors.  RSVP


Gulf South Conference volleyball coaches voted three Lady Bucs to the All-GSC Volleyball Teams.

  • Outside hitter Alexis Gillis (Visual Arts ’16) was a First Team All-GSC pick for the second consecutive year. She led the Lady Bucs (16-15) with 2.96 kills per set, 3.23 digs per set and 0.50 aces per set. She is second in the GSC in aces and fourth in kills.
  • Middle blocker Brinsley Cooper (Business ’17) joined Gillis on the All-GSC First Team. She was Seocnd Team All-GSC and GSC Freshman of the Year last year. Cooper led the GSC with a .322 hitting percentage and finished second on the team with 2.46 kills per set and 0.76 blocks per set.
  • Setter Sami Gruse (Cultural Studies ’15) was named Second Team All-GSC after leading CBU and finishing third in the GSC with 9.54 assists per set. She also averaged 2.25 digs per set.

Dr. Marius Carriere (History & Political Science) attended the Southern Historical Association Conference in Atlanta, November 13-16.

Buccaneer Bulletin

MEN’S SOCCER (14-3-1, 8-1 GSC)
11/16: Bucs 2, St. Leo University 2 (2OT, PK; NCAA South Regional at Signaigo Field)
WOMEN’S SOCCER (13-6, 8-4 GSC)
11/14: Lady Bucs 0Valdosta State 1 (2OT; NCAA South Regional at at Winter Park, FL)
VOLLEYBALL (16-15, 12-8 GSC)
11/11: Lady Bucs 0, North Alabama 3 (GSC Volleyball Championships at Florence, AL)
11/12: Bucs 74, University of Memphis 70 (at FedExForum)
11/15: Bucs 72, Harding 61 (at Searcy, AR)
11/14: Lady Bucs 56, Harding 70 (at Searcy, AR)
11/15: Lady Bucs 80, Lane 57 (at Canale Arena)

11/17: Blue Mountain College (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
11/20: University of Alaska Anchorage (Anchorage, AK; 10:00 p.m.)
11/21: University of Alaska Anchorage (Anchorage, AK; 10:30 p.m.)

News at CBU

The CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium hosted its 2014 HPC Fall Meeting on Friday, November 14. The meeting was well attended with a total of 36 participants from CBU, Memphis College of Art, MicroPort Orthopedics, Autozone, FedEx, The Royal Group, Smith & Nephew, Century Wealth Management, Southern Growth Studio, and Bayer Consumer Care. More information can be found in the meeting proceedings.


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
 OPEN: Day Seniors
 OPEN: Day Juniors
 OPEN: Day Sophomores
 OPEN: 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.

Being “Young Lasallians”

The Lasallian Collegians thank to all who came out to support the movie they brought to campus, When the Game Stands Tall. The event was a success, judging by the  applause and cheering that went on during and after the movie. About 150 people came out and had a great time! Keep an eye out for the next event! (And if you missed the event but still want to see the movie, the DVD comes out on December 9, and it is still showing at the discount Malco in Bartlett.)

dustinperryBefore the movie began, CBU alum and CBHS math teacher Dustin Perry (Mathematics ’10) spoke about his Lasallian journey and what it means to be  a Young Lasallian. Young Lasallians, according to, are 16-35 year-old “adolescents and young adults who are moved by the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, to be an active agents of change against poverty and injustice as they affect the lives of the young, especially the poor.” The site also says that Young Lasallians are “Responding to an invitation/call; On a journey; Living the Lasallian Values and Principles.” We are proud to say that we are Young Lasallians, and we hope that you feel that way too!

New Coffee Bar on Campus

The Brew is located just inside Plough Library, right of the main entrance, and offers Starbucks coffee (with premium flavor options), assorted Tazo teas, hot chocolate (with or without marshmallows), and quick snacks for students on the move. Open Tuesdays 7:45-9:15 a.m. and Thursdays 2:30-5:00 p.m.

  • Large coffee and all hot teas: $2.00
  • Small coffee, hot chocolate, flavor shots: $1.00
  • Snacks $1.00-2.00


Upcoming Events

 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. Food, photos with Santa, Angel Tree, and great Christmas music! Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m., with the Tree Lighting at approximately 6:30 p.m. RSVP to the Santa Hotline at 321-3082 or

DIVINE VOICES GOSPEL CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Come out and support the Divine Voices’ first holiday concert and enjoy all of your favorite Christmas songs from “Hallelujah Chorus” to “This Christmas”! You don’t want to miss this festive night! ENJOY the Christmas Spirit! CELEBRATE the birth of Jesus Christ! SING along to Christmas Classics! FREE admission, cider, and cookies! Friday, December 5 in the University Theater, 7:00 p.m.

THE NUTCRACKER: More than 100 professional dancers, children, musicians and vocalists make this holiday tradition the one to see, and an extraordinary experience for all. With magical sets that change before your eyes, snowflakes trickling from the sky and dances from around the world, Ballet MemphisNutcracker lifts everyone into the holiday spirit. Saturday, December 13, at the Orpheum Theatre. CBU Student Life will have 20 tickets available soon — check the CBU Recreation & Community Involvement website to see when you can sign up for tickets!



Mammogram Screenings

The Mobile Mammography Unit from the Women’s Health Center at Baptist Memorial Hospital is coming to Christian Brothers on December 4. Appointments begin at 8:30 a.m. and are every ten minutes up until 2:30 p.m. This service is covered under TICUA. If you have any medical insurance other than TICUA, please contact your insurance company and check to see if you are covered with Baptist Memorial Hospital.

If you would like to get a mammogram on this day, please preregister with Human Resources by Friday, November 21. Walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is preferred. We need to have at least 10 to 15 people signed up in order for this unit to come to CBU.

Participants for screening mammograms on the mobile unit must:

  • Be 35 years or older
  • Have no symptoms (new lumps or masses)
  • Have no personal history of breast cancer
  • Not be pregnant or nursing
  • Have a physician to receive the mammography results report
  • Have seen your physician within one year
  • Be able to walk up stairs and stand alone

For more information and to preregister with Human Resources, please contact Lauren Bowen at or Ashley Reed or call Human Resources at (901) 321-3307 with your available times for an appointment and they will provide you with the paperwork required for preregistration.

Networking Opportunity with Teach For America

Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of ensuring all kids have an education that expands their opportunities and gives them more choices in life.  Representatives from Teach For America are visiting campus on Thursday, November 20 to meet with CBU students. Please sign-up for a 30 minute networking meeting. This is an informal conversation to learn more about Teach for America and share about your experiences and aspirations.  Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. All majors and career backgrounds.