This Week at CBU

DAILY ADVENT READINGS: Campus Ministry has provided a link to the Midwest District website for daily Advent reflections as we prepare once again for the celebration of Christ’s birth. You can find the link at www.cbu.edu/campus-ministry. Campus Ministry will continue to pray for the entire CBU community as the Advent season continues.

pancakesPANCAKE STUDY BREAK: The Office of Student Life invites CBU students to attend the Pancake Study Break this Wednesday evening from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. There will be a special coffee bar with extra flavors and add-ins, plus special treats.  The meal will feature pancakes, sausage links, tater tots, and more.  At 7:00 p.m., students are invited to get in the Christmas spirit with special events and prize drawings.

 

CBU Angel Tree

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The Physician Assistant Program
made the first donations to CBU’s Angel Tree for the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux, a two-year residential support program for women who have survived abuse, trafficking, homelessness and addiction. Pictured above are PA students Tara Wander, Natalie Ibrahim, and Gina Sabbatini.

This year’s gift recipients include five women (ages 20, 61, 47, 35, and 17) and three children (ages 7 months, 2½, and 5). Please contact Margretta Dobbs in Campus Ministry for gift suggestions and clothing sizes — mdobbs1@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3509.
Sponsored by SGA and Campus Ministry
Please tape your Angel to wrapped package and drop off at Campus Ministry Offices by December 15.
Thank you and God Bless!

Kudos

Head_Coach_Clint_BrowneClint Browne (Men’s Soccer) has been named South Region Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Browne led the Bucs to a 14-3-1 record this season, including an 8-1 record and a first-place finish in Gulf South Conference play. The Bucs earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA South Regional, marking the first time they have hosted an NCAA men’s soccer regional. Browne, also the GSC Coach of the Year, won the NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year award in 2011 also.

Jose Ferraz (Civil Engineering ’15) was named to the All-South Region First Team by the NSCAA. Ferraz, a forward, scored 13 goals with two assists for 28 points for the Bucs, recording six game-winners as he led CBU to a 14-3-1 record and the NCAA South Regional.

Buccaneer guard Jeff Larkin (Business Administration ’18) won GSC Freshman of the Week after the Bucs went 2-0 to start league play during the first week of December. Larkin averaged 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He scored 15 points in the win against Lee University, following with six points and four rebounds at Shorter University.

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) recognized Dr. Pong Malasri (Dean of Engineering) in its December 2014 issue of ista views as one of the two new members of an exclusive list of 28 packaging lab professionals worldwide who have earned CPLP Professional status, the highest level of CPLP Certification. The newsletter can be viewed here»» 

Sean Rutter (Business Administration ’15) was named to the All-South Region First Team by the NSCAA. Rutter scored one goal with two assists for four points as he started 16 games at defender. The Bucs allowed just 13 goals in 18 games, recording eight shutouts on the season with a team goals-against average of just 0.70.

Sidy Sall (Business Administration ’15) was named GSC Player of the Week after averaging 21.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in the Bucs’ wins during the first week of December. He scored 22 with eight rebounds in a 73-70 win at Lee University and he followed with 21 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in a 74-61 win at Shorter University. For the season, Sall is averaging 15.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.

Ringing the Bells

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President John Smarrelli joined Elise Preston from WREG News Channel 3 ringing bells for the Salvation Army at Kroger on Mendenhall last Friday. CBU was also responsible for two days of the Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign at the Kroger on Union. CBU would like to thank the members of the CBU community who came to represent the university: Ronald Fotso, Matt Billings, Daniel Gully, Nick Cotros, Sean Rowland, Sam Tope-Ojo, Jazzmyn Davenport, Alton Wade, Patrick Held, Brother Tom Sullivan, Brody Lax, Mikayla Ortner, Katherine Knickerbocker, Michael Stuart, Lauren Harrett, and Wilson Phillips. CBU received many compliments and well wishes from the community for our service.
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(photos courtesy of @CBUPresident and @CBU_WPhillips)

 

CBU in the Media

The “Walk Out to the Chalk Out” event organized by the NAACP chapter at CBU was covered by The Commercial Appeal in its December 9 edition in an article entitled “CBU students walk out for ‘chalk out’ to protest police killings; LeMoyne-Owen students march.” The article quoted Dr. Kelly James (Behavioral Science), Taylor Flake (History ’17), and Rakesha Gray (English ’17), and was illustrated with a photo of David Lawson (Business Administration ’17) participating in the “Chalk Out.” The event was also referenced in article in the December 11 edition of the Memphis Daily News, entitled “Armstrong’s Comments Overshadow Attorney General’s Visit.”

The photograph of David Lawson was also picked up by the Associated Press and ran on the SFGate website (the online edition of the San Francisco Chronicle).
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See the World in a New Light

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See the world in a new light by studying abroad.
Study in London and Paris in May 2015 and broaden your horizons. Take courses in International Finance and Global studies and experience the life of London and Paris.  There are many amazing sights include Buckingham Palace, House of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, and you may even spot the royal family. Experience the world for yourself, as it will have great advantages in your future careers and in life. Study Abroad now has four $500 dollar need- based stipends for qualified students who are traveling abroad this year. For more information on the London Paris trip or stipends click here.

$$$$$ FLASH FOR LONDON/PARIS STUDY TRIP! In addition to the four $500 need-based stipends for the trip, there are now four $300 scholarships for students who have travelled before with CBU on a study trip or have spent a semester abroad on a CBU program. Early applications are advised. Request educational travel for your Christmas gifts and remind family and friends that Amy Ware, Director of Career Services at CBU, indicates that international learning experiences enhance your resume. Applications available on the Study Abroad website.

Homecoming Week 2015

Mark your calendars now for the Homecoming festivities next semester!

Tuesday, January 20: Wacky Olympics beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena
Wednesday, January 21: All-Sing Competition beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater
Thursday, January 22: Buccaneer and Lady Buc basketball games (vs. Shorter Hawks) beginning at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. in Canale Arena with a “Throw Back Thursday” Fashion Show & Competition at halftime, plus a banner competition
Friday, January 23: Trivia & Games Night beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall and Sabbatini Lounge
Saturday, January 24: Float parade begins by noon; Lady Bucs Homecoming Game vs. the Lee University Flames begins at 2:00 p.m. and the Bucs Homecoming Game vs. the Flames begins at 4:00 p.m. Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime!
Homecoming Dance from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. with buses leaving every 15-30 minutes from Central Lot.

Buccaneer Bulletin

STANDINGS
The CBU Bucs finished No. 18 in the final NSCAA/Continental Tire Division II Men’s National Soccer Rankings. The Bucs went 14-3-1, earning the No. 2 seed in the NCAA South Regional but falling in penalty kicks to Saint Leo. The Bucs are the only GSC team in the rankings, and they are one of three South Region teams in the final poll.
CBU’s Buccaneer basketball team climbed to No. 20 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Poll and No. 17 in the D2SIDA Media Poll last week. In the NABC poll, the Bucs rose four spots to No. 20, and they are the top-ranked GSC team and the third of four South Region teams in the rankings. In the D2SIDA poll, the Bucs are the only GSC team in the rankings, and they are also the third of three South Region teams in the poll.

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (5-2, 3-1 GSC)
12/11: Bucs 68, Delta State 72 (at Canale Arena)
12/13: Bucs 77, Mississippi College 70 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (3-6, 1-3 GSC)
12/11: Lady Bucs 61, Delta State 40 (at Canale Arena)
12/13: Lady Bucs 45Mississippi College 56 (at Canale Arena)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 7:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 7:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 5:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 5:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

This Week at CBU

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: Monday, December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation for U. S. Catholics. Mass will be offered at 5:00 p.m. in the De La Salle Chapel, near Lambert Hall.

MEDITATION FOR STRESS RELIEF: Dr. Pong Malasri will offer a session on “Meditation  for Stress Relief” on Tuesday,  December 9  at 1:00 p.m. in Nolan Engineering Center Room 235. Sponsored by the President’s Commission on Women

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C.A.P.S. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE:
Please join the CBU College of Adult Professional Studies for its 1st Annual Holiday Open House! There will be warm beverages, sweets to nosh, and holiday music for you to enjoy. So be sure to stop by and mingle with the C.A.P.S. staff on December 9, 2014, 2:00-4:30 p.m., in Buckman Hall, Room 214.

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STRESS FREE ZONE: If finals have you stressed, you should definitely come to Paws to Relax with the Therapy Dogs, Thursday, December 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Buc Patio. It’s a proven fact that petting a dog can relieve stress and lower blood pressure.  Come visit with the Therapy Dogs, brought to campus by the Mid-South Therapy Dogs and Friends Organization and sponsored by the Departments of Counseling and Health Services.

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SUSTAINABLE CRAFTS DAY:
If you like arts and crafts and being creative, you should come to the Sustainable Crafts Day event. We will be taking old bottles and toilet rolls and such, and reusing them to make awesome new things. You will get to make and decorate whatever you would like. The event will be held on Thursday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the LLC Classroom.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE: The mid-city and downtown churches are gathering together for an Advent Penance Service on Thursday evening, December 11 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. All members of the CBU community are cordially invited! If any student needs a ride, contact Brother Tom in the Campus Ministry office at tsulliv1@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3477.

THE NUTCRACKER: Join Student Life at the Orpheum Theatre at 2:00 p.m. on December 13 for “Nutcracker 2014.” 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.  Tickets are limited so sign up now at https://www.cbu.edu/memphis-community-programs

Black Lives Matter

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In light of recent events in Ferguson, MO and New York, CBU’s Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP will be hosting “Black Lives Matter” in order to educate, raise awareness and promote positive action.

DEC. 8: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Show your support by stopping by the table outside Alfonso Dining Hall to sign the banner and tweet #CBUNAACP.
DEC. 9: WALK OUT TO THE CHALK OUT
Whether you are in class, your dorm, or the caf, walk out at 12:00 p.m. and join the NAACP in Buckman Quad to drink hot cocoa and draw chalk body outlines in the Quad to represent all African Americans who have been gunned down by police officers!
DEC. 10: CHANGE FOR CHANGE
Stop by the table in Alfonso Dining Hall 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. as the NAACP collects change and books to donate to the Ferguson Public Library!
DEC. 11: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Join the chapter at 5:00 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge for the Knowledge is Power teach-in led by Dr. Jeffrey Gross and Dr. Leigh Johnson, and hear from community leaders about the Ferguson case and other justice disparities that still exist even today.
DEC. 12: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL co-sponsored by CBU’S Black Student Association
The vigil will begin at 5:00 p.m.

More info: naacp@cbu.edu

Kudos

Dr. Andrew Assadollahi (Civil Engineering) recently presented a paper entitled “Minimization of CO2 Emissions for Spread Footings under Biaxial Uplift Using a Big Bang-Big Crunch Algorithm” at the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in Long Beach, California, November 6-8, 2014. The conference was hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) has been elevated to a Gold Level Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). ARVO Fellows serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and help further ARVO’s vision ”… to facilitate the advancement of vision research and the prevention and cure of disorders of the visual system worldwide,” which includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide. Dr. Fitzgerald was made a Silver Fellow in 2010, and as a Gold Fellow she will be among a select group of only 22 individuals. The official medal will be presented at the ARVO Annual Meeting in May in Denver.

Taylor Flake (History ’17) has been elected as a justice on the 2015 Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court. She will serve with four other justices from other universities in Tennessee.

Sarah Langsdon (Natural Science ’15) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Dr. Y. Lu Lin (Civil Engineering) was recently appointed by Mayor A C Wharton as a member of the Memphis Stormwater Board. The Board oversees stormwater rules and regulations, and conducts hearing appeals due to civil penalties issued by the Stormwater Management Program in accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Dr. Lin is a stormwater expert. He has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering for the last seventeen years on various projects, including St. John-New Madrid Flood Control, EnvirFish Program, Bayou Metro Irrigation, Potamology-Sedimentation Study, White River Comprehensive Study.  Dr. Lin also served as the expert panel to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for TVA Hydrologic Projects.

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Brother Francisco Martin
(Literature & Languages) was recently honored for his “generous commitment to the children of Operation Pedro Pan” by the organization of former child exiles from Cuba at an awards presentation in Miami. Operation Pedro Pan was a program created by the Catholic Welfare Bureau (Catholic Charities) of Miami in December 1960 at the request of parents in Cuba to provide an opportunity for them to send their children to Miami to avoid Communist indoctrination. The Church received the children in camps or foster homes. Brother Francisco was teaching and coaching in Nicaragua at the time, and raised money to relocate 250 Cuban children to the U.S. with visas. He also later worked in the Matecumbe relocation camp near the Everglades (that was nicknamed “el infierno verde” because of its rough natural habitat).

Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’16) was named Second Team All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Rodrigues, a forward for the Lady Bucs and a 2014 All-GSC First Teamer, finished second in total points in the conference this season (31). She scored 10 goals and paced the league with 11 assists. Rodrigues also garnered All-Region honors by both the NSCAA and Daktronics (see below).

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Richard Townley
 (Physics ’17) marched in the “120 Mile March” in conjunction with the Justice for Michael Brown Initiative with the NAACP over Thanksgiving Break. He is pictured above with the NAACP National President Cornell Williams Brooks.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America named four CBU Lady Bucs to their Division II All-South Region Teams:
• Forward Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’16) was a first-team selection after she scored 10 goals with 11 assists for 31 points. She was one of four GSC players to earn a spot on the All-Region first team. She leads the GSC and is 11th in the nation in assists per game.
• Goalkeeper Robyn Wade (Mechanical Engineering ’15) was a third-team pick after collecting eight shutouts with a 1.00 goals against average. She made 53 saves. She is 93rd in the nation in goals against average and holds school records for career wins, saves, minutes played, games played and games started.
• Midfielder Chelsea Casaccia (Biology ’16) and midfielder Carmen Manes (Liberal Studies ’15) joined Wade on the Third Team. Casaccia started all 19 games at midfield with two assists and two points, playing 1,414 minutes. Manes also started all 19 games, logging three assists and three points in 1,195 minutes.

CBU’s TN Theta chapter of Alpha Chi has been informed that it will receive the Star Chapter Award for the seventh time from the national interdisciplinary honor society. Star Chapters are named each academic year based upon a number of criteria, including attendance and presentations at regional or national conventions and an annual scholarly program sponsored on campus during the academic year. The chapter will be officially recognized at Alpha Chi’s National Convention in Chicago in March 2015.

News at CBU

CBU SCENES FROM THE ST. JUDE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON
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(top) CBU student 
finishers Matt Brint (Psychology ’16) and JD Wolfe (Biochemistry ’15); (bottom) alumni finishers Joe Birch (’78) and Gabby Salinas (’11). Dr. Frank Buscher (VP for Academic Affairs and Student Life) also completed the St. Jude Memphis Half-Marathon in 1:28:12. Mandi Balduf (Softball) participated and fundraised in the St. Jude 5k, finishing in 30:29. CBU’s Pi-Epsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon volunteered at a water station at the 19-mile marker. (Photos courtesy of John Dawson johndawsonsucks, Matt Brint therealslimmatty, and Malinda Fitzgerald @MhirtDrFitz)

——————————————————————BGC1214BLACK GIRLS CODE: The CBU School of Engineering hosted the Black Girls CODE Memphis Chapter “Build a Game in a Day” workshop for girls ages 7-17 on December 6. This workshop focused on game development using Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/), a programming project spearheaded by the MIT Media Lab. Taught by Scratch expert Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe (Electrical & Computer Engineering), the workshop was geared towards introducing participants to animation, gaming, and creating interactive stories. (Photo courtesy of Meka Egwuekwe @Mekaeg)


Your Very Own Reserved Parking Space

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HAVE YOU HEARD???

Students who complete all of their
course evaluations will be eligible to win a PREMIUM PARKING SPACE FOR ONE SEMESTER! 

We’re not saying you can open your door and step into class, but it is close — really close — and it is reserved for the WINNER!

We will also continue to also give a cool, tech prize! Just ask Alexander McCormick who recently won a Google Chromecast.

Evaluations for full semester and 2nd 8-week classes will be open until December 14 — so don’t miss your chance to win!

CBU Angel Tree

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Angel Tree for the Community of St. Therese of Lisieux
A two-year residential support program for women who have survived abuse, trafficking, homelessness and addiction.

This year’s gift recipients include five women (ages 20, 61, 47, 35, and 17) and three children (ages 7 months, 2½, and 5). Please contact Margretta Dobbs in Campus Ministry for gift suggestions and clothing sizes — mdobbs1@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3509.
Sponsored by SGA and Campus Ministry
Please tape your Angel to wrapped package and drop off at Campus Ministry Offices by December 15.
Thank you and God Bless!

London & Paris: May 2015

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When you study abroad, you become a global citizen, a contributing member of our global society. By traveling abroad, you make yourself more attractive to employers and your experience and memories are with you for a lifetime. This experience allows you to not only grow as a person, but also as a member of the global community. Make those memories now by traveling to London and Paris in May.  While taking classes in Global Studies and International Financial Management, explore Notre-Dame Cathedral, Monmarte, Westminster Abbey, the Latin Quarter, Big Ben, go on the Seine River cruise, and more. Become a global citizen this year by studying abroad with us! There are now four $500 need-based stipends for qualified students who are travel abroad this year. For more information on this trip and stipends click here.

Buccaneer Bulletin

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-1, 2-0 GSC)
12/04: Bucs 73, Lee University 70 (at Cleveland, TN)
12/06: Bucs 74, Shorter University 61 (at Rome, GA)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (2-5, 0-2 GSC)
12/04: Lady Bucs 51, Lee University 78 (at Cleveland, TN)
12/06: Lady Bucs 64, Shorter University 66 (at Rome, GA)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/11: Delta State University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/13: Mississippi College (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/11: Delta State University (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/13: Mississippi College (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 7:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 7:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/18: University of West Georgia (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
12/20: University of West Alabama (Canale Arena; 2:00 p.m.)
12/31: Harding University (Canale Arena; 1:00 p.m.)
01/03: Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA; 5:00 p.m.)
01/05: University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL; 5:00 p.m.)
01/10: University of North Alabama (Florence, AL; 1:00 p.m.)

This Week at CBU

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CBU 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.
 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.

DODGEBALL: Intramural Dodgeball starts this week! It is not too late to sign up. You can create a team through imleagues.com! If you have any questions, you can contact Thien Nguyen at thien.nguyen@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 >>>

 

Join the Deckhands!

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If you’ve ever dreamed of slinging t-shirts into the crowd or dancing in a half-time show, this is your chance! The award-winning CBU Deckhands, CBU’s faculty/staff dance team, will hold an organizing meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11 in Sabbatini Lounge (Yes, we know that’s late in the year; we’ve been busy.) If you are interested in participating, please contact Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu or 321-3357.  Practices are generally held one evening per week. Show your CBU spirit and have some fun with the Deckhands this year!

Buccaneer Bulletin

STANDINGS
The CBU Buccaneers basketball team climbed to No. 18 in the NABC Division II Coaches Poll and No. 9 in the D2SIDA Media Poll announced on November 25. The Bucs enter the NABC poll for the first time since December 4, 2012, when they were No. 19 in the rankings. CBU is the highest-ranked of three Gulf South Conference teams in the poll, and they are the second-highest of seven teams who were not in the preseason rankings, trailing only defending national champion Central Missouri, who jumped to No. 10. CBU is ranked second among five South Region teams in the rankings. No. 6 Florida Southern, No. 21 Delta State, No. 24 Barry and No. 25 Alabama-Huntsville also represent the South Region in this week’s poll.

SCOREBOARD
MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-1, 0-0 GSC)
11/25: Bucs 69, Bellarmine 74 (at Canale Arena)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (2-3, 0-0 GSC)
11/26: Lady Bucs 77, Lane College 56 (at Jackson, TN)
11/28: Lady Bucs 39, Arkansas State 79  (Exhibition at Jonesboro, AR)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
MEN’S BASKETBALL
12/04: Lee University (Cleveland, TN; 7:00 p.m.)
12/06: Shorter University (Rome, GA; 3:00 p.m.)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
12/04: Lee University (Cleveland, TN; 5:00 p.m.)
12/06: Shorter University (Rome, GA; 1:00 p.m.)