All students, faculty, and staff are invited to come by Sabbatini Lounge on Monday, November 24, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Can’t make it by during lunch? Then drop by Canale Arena before the basketball games Monday evening, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Join us in making personalized “thank you” videos and write “thank you” cards to send to our great CBU donors, without whose support we could not offer the amazing educational programs that we do!

Invite your friends to come with you, encourage others to say THANKS by talking about #Thx4Bux on social media!


Deck the Halls (Arches)!

Help make CBU sparkle for the holidays!

Student organizations, departments, schools, programs, cohorts, and any other group that wants to assemble itself, are all invited to decorate one of our beloved Arches (that’s two columns and the space above/between). The Brothers and members of the Board of Trustees will judge the decorations, and the winning organization will have $50 donated to the charity of their choice. Winners will be announced at the Christmas Tree Lighting on December 4, and at least one member from the winning organization must be present.

Please sign up HERE to register your organization, department, etc.  Deadline to register is November 24.

Settle Your Accounts for Spring!

ATTENTION STUDENTS: You need to register and settle your account for Spring quickly!  Students can begin settling their accounts online Monday, November 24 — see www.cbu.edu/payments for instructions. The deadline to settle your account for Spring is Friday, December 19. Most administrative offices will close on December 23 and will not reopen until January 5, which is just a few days before classes start.


Lady Buc guard Courtney Banks (Natural Science ’18) won the inaugural Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week award after leading the Lady Bucs to a 1-1 week. She averaged 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the week.

Dr. Sue Trzynka
(Nursing) presented a poster at the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Baccalaureate Education Conference in Baltimore on November 21.


Spring Break in Spain, London & Paris in May

The Moors developed a very sophisticated civilization in Spain during the Middle Ages. These great Moorish monuments still stand today! See them in person studying environmental studies in Spain. See the flamenco dancing, the tapas bars, famous local painters, and even enjoy the beautiful coast of Malaga! While absorbing Spanish culture, you can take Economics 347 — discussing current topics in economics — renewable energy courses (ME 497 is three credits while ME 498 is one credit) or, for engineering majors, a three-hour engineering course. This is an amazing opportunity that no one should miss out on.

Broaden your horizon by taking “Global Citizen” (GS 300), and satisfy a general education requirement or International Finance 437 in London and Paris! Absorb knowledge in the classroom and outside the classroom. Many of these must see sights and activities include Big Ben, House of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Montmartre, a Seine River Cruise, Eiffel Tower, and financial institutions!

These trips are open to all students. The Spain trip is Spring Break of 2015, and the London-Paris trip is May of 2015. For more information on these trips click here.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR! We have four $500 scholarships available for our spring break trip and may trip. Apply now for these as they are limited!

Note: Spain travelers must pay $1,318 by Tuesday, November 25 to cover airfare and assure a seat on the plane. No exceptions! Later payments are negotiable with Study Abroad office.

Career Services Calendar

CUPCAKES & CONVERSATION: Attention All Rising Juniors & Seniors: AutoZone has a number of summer internships coming up next year, and the application process will be starting soon! Internships are available in a number of different areas: Information Technology, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Merchandising, Supply Chain, and Human Resources. These are paid positions, full-time during the summer months at AutoZone Corporate Office in Downtown Memphis. Come learn more about the program on Wednesday, December 3 — and enjoy free Muddy’s Cupcakes (while they last!)  Make plans to be there! Montesi Executive Center, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

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

CBU 200: Career Planning
 is designed to prepare students for a successful career. Topics will focus on self-assessment, career exploration and decision-making, job & graduate school preparation, and professionalism. Through this course, you will earn academic credit while completing necessary activities (such as job search skills, resume and cover letter development, and career exploration) to accomplish your career goals. Class will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 1:50 during Spring 2015 (one credit hour). There are only a few spots still available, so register for CBU 200 today! CRN 20637, one credit.

Student/Faculty Rush Tickets

The Orpheum is offering $20 tickets available for students, teachers and school staff members for the performances of A Christmas Story, The Musical on the evenings of Wednesday, November 26, and Sunday, November 30. Military personnel can also purchase $20 tickets for the Sunday night show. The details are below, and more information is at http://bit.ly/1z3j8Nj or (901) 525-3000.

The discounted tickets will go on sale at the main box office about half an hour before showtime. Two tickets can be purchased per valid school or military ID on a first come first serve basis for the best available seats (no choice in seats). ID required for 18+. Not valid toward previous purchases.

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.
Christmas Dinner courtesy of the President’s Office and the Lambert Hall Brothers
Photos with Santa
Caroling with the Divine Voices Gospel Choir
Hot Chocolate
Angel Tree collecting canned goods and unopened toys for Catholic Charities.

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 rsvp@cbu.edu.

SAFE ZONE TRAINING: Safe Zone training for interested faculty and staff will be held on Friday, December 5, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center. Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Sciences) will facilitate the training. To sign up, contact Dr. James at kjames2@cbu.edu. More information about CBU Safe Zones can be found at this link >>>

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 Memphis‘ Nutcracker 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!


Intramural Commissioner Application

Do you like sports? Do you have experience working in recreation? Do you want to be a part of an exciting and rapidly growing program? The Recreation Office is excited to announce the opening of an Intramural Commissioner position and will be accepting applications until the position is filed.

Position: Intramural Commissioner
Location: Student Life, Rozier Hall
Reports To: Director of Recreation

Description: The Recreation Office at Christian Brothers University provides intentional programming that aids in the holistic development of its students.  The Office employs two (2) intramural commissioners and one (1) staff assistant who supervise twelve (12) intramural officials and ten (10) team managers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Full administrative responsibilities in managing a comprehensive Intramural Sports program (including but not limited to equipment inventory, facility scheduling, event clean up, report writing, and developing officials work schedule)
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate intramural officials for use during recreation events
  • Serve as general coordinator and supervisor of all intramural and recreational activities (i.e., basketball, flag football, Humans Vs. Zombies, sand volleyball, etc.)
  • Market and advertise all recreation events to University community
  • Assist with development and implementation of learning outcomes for recreational events
  • Develop and communicate calendar of intramural activities to be offered during regular academic year
  • Troubleshoot concerns and safety issues raised by players, coaches, managers, staff, and fans in the area of intramural and recreation
  • Serve as general coordinator of the Swashbuckler Fitness Center.
  • Interface with Student Life, Athletics, Event Services, Campus Safety and other offices and departments on campus


  • Ability to recruit, train, and supervise college student personnel (managers and officials)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of a variety of sports and intramural programs
  • Experience within a campus recreation setting
  • Background in sports and knowledge of games rules and regulations
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and proficiency in problem solving and leadership

Application Instructions:
To apply for the Intramural Commissioner position please submit a resume and list of 3 references to the Recreation Office, Rozier Hall or through email to Thien Nguyen at thien.nguyen@cbu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Buccaneer Bulletin

The CBU Buccaneers basketball team are ranked No. 8 in the Preseason Division II Sports Information Directors Association (D2SIDA) Media Poll. The Bucs are one of two GSC teams in the top 25, with Delta State ranked No. 23.

11/17: Bucs 92, Blue Mountain 58 (at Canale Arena)
11/20: Lady Bucs 43Alaska-Anchorage 88 (at Anchorage, AK)
11/21: Lady Bucs 41, Alaska-Anchorage 78 (at Anchorage, AK)

11/25: Bellarmine University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
11/26: Lane College (Jackson, TN; 6:00 p.m.)
11/28: Arkansas State University (Exhibition; Jonesboro, AR; 7:05 p.m.)