Help the Deckhands and be in a CBU video Tuesday night!

Deckhands-debut-groupThe CBU Deckhands and a special guest will be performing at halftime of the 7pm men’s basketball game Tuesday and they need people to sit in the south bleachers (behind them) for a CBU promotional video. Bring a friend to the game, show your school spirit, and get some CBU face time!!! Plan to stay for the whole game, because after they catch their breath, the Deckhands will be slingshotting goodies during timeouts.

Join the Deckhands at these upcoming CBU basketball games:

  • Tuesday, November 26 at the 7:00 p.m. Bucs basketball game
  • Thursday, January 16 at the 5:00 Lady Bucs basketball game
  • Saturday, January 18 at the 4:00 p.m. Bucs basketball games

And if you haven’t heard, at every game you have a chance to shoot for a $50 bookstore gift card and get your name in the hat to shoot for $10,000 on February 1. Click here for all the rules.


Judges are needed for CBU’s annual Castings competition in four categories: fine art, photography, poetry and prose. We need judges from all four schools so that we can find the best work for our literary journal. Come on, people — Castings needs your help! Contact Karen B. Golightly at to volunteer for this prestigious position as Castings judge.

BUC SCOREBOARD (11/26-12/03/12)

VOLLEYBALL (21-13, 11-5 GSC)
11/29: Lady Bucs 3, West Florida 1 (at NCAA Tournament; Tampa, FL)
11/30: Lady Bucs 0, Palm Beach Atlantic 3 (at NCAA Tournament; Tampa, FL)
11/26: Bucs 63, Harding University 68 (OTat Searcy, AR)
12/01: Bucs 58, Delta State University 53 (at Cleveland, MS)
12/01: Lady Bucs 50Delta State University 60 (at Cleveland, MS)

12/04: Trevecca Nazarene University (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
12/08: LeMoyne-Owen College (Canale Arena; 4:00 p.m.)
12/04: Rhodes College (Memphis, TN; 6:00 p.m.)
12/08: Lane College (Jackson, TN; 2:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING EVENTS (Week of 12/03/12)

ALPHA CHI INDUCTION POSTPONED: The Alpha Chi induction previously scheduled for December 2 has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced soon. Alpha Chi is a general honor society for all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only based on standing within each individual school. Invitations have been issued via email to the top 10% of the juniors and seniors in each school.
MARCH FOR LIFE: Join fellow CBU students as they show their support for the Right to Life in the annual march past the Capitol to the Supreme Court steps marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court on January 23-26Cost is $300, which includes transportation and lodging. For further information contact Hollie Comas, Director of Lasallian Community Service, at (901) 321-3119 or

Important notice from the CBU Business Office: Time to Settle Your Account for Spring

Don’t get caught in the holiday rush!  Settle your account now.

  1. Go to BannerWeb>Student Accounts>Settling of Account>Entrance to CASHNet
  2. View eBill>Make payment
  3. Return to >Settling of Account and complete the Terms & Condition Agreement (all students must sign the Terms & Conditions Form even if you are paying in full-no exceptions)

Most CBU offices will be closed from Dec. 21-Jan. 1st for the Christmas break. This leaves 3 days to “Settle your Account” in person at the Business Office. All student accounts should be settled no later than Friday, Jan. 4th (the Friday before class starts). Day students need to make sure they are registered for at least 12 hours for your eBills and Financial Aid to be correct.

* Fall Semester balances will need to be paid in full before you can “Settle your Account” for Spring.

Lasallian Volunteer Info

Lasallian Volunteers logoZak Ufnar, Coordinator of Recruitment for the Lasallian Volunteers, will be on campus this week and will be available to speak to classes and students about the LV program. The Lasallian Volunteers is a program of the De La Salle Christian Brothers which welcomes young women and men committed to experiencing faith, service and community, to join as Volunteers for one or more years of service to schools and agencies of  the Christian Brothers. All interested students, especially graduating seniors, are invited to a gathering on Tuesday evening (November 27). Mass at 5:00 p.m., followed by a social and dinner, with the information session beginning at 6:45 p.m.  If interested, contact Brother Walter Schreiner at (901) 321-3754 or or Brother Tom Sullivan at (901) 321-3477 or

Final Deadline for Barcelona Airline Ticket Purchase Wednesday, November 28

Students who will be attending the Spring Break Travel/Study Trip to Barcelona must pay a total of $1200 by November 28 to secure an airline seat. Make payments to the Business Office by check (payable to Christian Brothers University) or by credit card. Be sure to note that payment is for Barcelona. Balance of the trip cost must be made before departure. Courses offered provide GER credit, Honors credit, or just regular credit. If you have questions, please contact or phone (901) 321-3461 or (901) 321-4416.

Stressed About Final Exams?

Academic Services will present a workshop titled “Final Exam 911: How to Prepare for Finals without Losing Your Mind” on Thursday (November 29) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Buckman 102. During the workshop, you’ll learn how to combat test anxiety, ways to organize course content to study more effectively, and how best to tackle different exam formats. Hear new ideas and approaches and to make a plan for how you’re going to succeed at your finals! Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Please email Tia Kofahl, Academic Advisor, at for more information or to RSVP.

Server Maintenance

The ITS server maintenance to be performed on Sunday (December 2) between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. will require turning off more devices at a time than normal. Please plan your end of term academic activities so as not to require server resources or software that requires a license manager (e.g. MathCAD, ProE, SSPS) during these hours.

Alpha Chi Induction

The Alpha Chi induction will be held Sunday (December 2) in Montesi Executive Center at 1:00 p.m. Alpha Chi is a general honor society for all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only based on standing within each individual school. Invitations have been issued via email to the top 10% of the juniors and seniors in each school.

Sunday Movies

The Office of Student Life’s Sunday Series of Movies ends the semester on Sunday (December 2) with a screening of the Christmas classic, A Christmas Story in Spain Auditorium at 5:00 p.m. Synopsis: Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s. (PG) 

Brothers Help With School

The Christian Brothers of Lambert Hall were notified of a school for very poor children in a rural, isolated section of the Dominican Republic by a Brother’s school in Santiago de los Caballeros whose Scout troop happened upon it. The school, which is located on the top of a mountain at the end of a two-hour walk on a dirt road. The school had dirt floors and no electricity or water. With the help of Brother Francisco Martin (pictured above with the Scouts and the students of the school) and CBU’s Brothers, the school has been renovated and modernized.

Update on CBU Garden Grant

Thanks to everyone who voted on the Neighborland garden grant proposal, CBU finished second with 75 votes! While we didn’t win the grant they were offering, they still decided to help us. They’ve offered to match any funds we raise — a limit hasn’t been set yet, but at least $1,000. If everyone who voted can give ten bucks, we’ll be well on our way. Neighborland, along with the National Garden Association, also plans to help promote the fundraising and to publish a story on our garden. So stay tuned to learn how you can contribute and continue to be a part of this great story!