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.