THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
JANUARY 9 - 17, 2006


AN INVITATION TO CBU FACULTY & STAFF

Brother Vincent Malham, FSC, President, cordially invites faculty and staff to a convocation and campus address on Thursday, January 26, at 12:45 p.m. in the CBU Theatre. Brother Vincent would like everyone to attend and is looking forward to greeting those members of the CBU family whom he has not yet had the opportunity to meet. There will be time for questions following his remarks and a brief informal reception will be held after the presentation.

NEW GRADUATE PROGRAM AT CBU

CBU President Brother Vincent Malham, FSC (above left) and Most Rev. J. Terry Steib, Bishop of Memphis, recently signed their support of CBU's partnership with Memphis Catholic Schools for a new Master of Arts in Catholic Studies program, beginning in August. This 30-hour graduate degree program will include traditional classes held one day a month for six hours with each course lasting 16 weeks. Courses will be additionally supported with significant on-line components. The program is designed for teachers of religion in Catholic primary and secondary schools, directors of religious education in Catholic parishes, and those preparing for other ministries in Mid-South diocesan schools.

KUDOS
Whitney Appling (Biology '05) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Dentistry.
Andrew Asbury (Biology '03) has been accepted to the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO.
• Buccaneer guard Sam Bradley (Management '06) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the period ending December 21, after leading the Bucs to a 19-point win against West Alabama, scoring 19 points with 12 rebounds and six assists in just 23 minutes of play.
Emily DeFur (Biology '06) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Medicine.
Brian Drouillard (Natural Science '04) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Dentistry.
• Buccaneer forward Kevin Weybright (General Studies '08) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the period ending December 14. This is the second Player of the Week honor so far this season for Weybright, who leads the GSC in scoring with an average of 24.1 points per game.

WELCOME TO CBU
Derrick Bracken has joined the CBU Physical Plant in the position of Maintenance Helper.

CBU IN THE NEWS
Coach Mike Nienaber (Men's Basketball) was the subject of an article in the December 11 edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer. The article, "Nienaber bringing a taste of Cincinnati to Memphis," focused on his Cincinnati roots and his active recruiting in the area for CBU players (five of whom currently hail from Cincinnati).
Dr. Eric Welch (Dean, School of Engineering), Dr. Asit Ray (Chemical Engineering), and Dr. Siripong Malasri (Civil Engineering) were interviewed for an article entitled "Packaged Engineering" in the December 16 issue of Memphis Business Journal. The article focused on CBU's packaging engineering program and its corporate funding.

TRIBUTES TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING
• Christian Brothers University's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest will be held Wednesday, January 11, at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. With the theme of "Let Freedom Ring: Influencing Others in Our World," the contest will feature 12 sixth-graders from Holy Names Catholic School and De La Salle Elementary at Blessed Sacrament.
• The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, January 12, at 12:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. This year's featured speaker will be Reverend Ralph White, pastor of Bloomfield Baptist Church. The winner of the previous evening’s MLK Oratorical Contest will also present his or her speech. Special musical selections will be provided by the LeMoyne-Owen College Gospel Choir.

CAMPUS MINISTRY
• The CBU Community is invited to an Ecumenical Prayer Service on Thursday, January 19, at 1:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. The speaker will be Reverend Rob Mullins, college pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church. As we begin our new semester, it is appropriate that we ask for God's blessings on our important ministry of education. Please join us for this community service.
• It is a great grace that we have been given to pray for one another. Keeping this in mind, a Book of Intentions has been placed in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall) to remember our loved ones and any special intentions we may have.

HOMECOMING 2006: JANUARY 28
• The annual Up 'til Dawn Homecoming 5K will be run at 9:00 a.m. in the Central Lot with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Register online at www.cbu.edu/studentlife/stjude or call 321-3529.
• A Pre-Game Chili Cook-off will take place on the East Balcony of Canale Arena, noon-2:00 p.m. Sample some home-cooked chili, have a hot dog, and get in the Buc spirit! Great family event with children’s activities. Cook-off teams can represent alumni, students, and faculty/staff. Contact the Alumni Office at 321-3270 for rules and entry information or go to www.cbu.edu/Friends/events.html.
Gametime in Canale Arena: CBU Lady Buccaneers vs. Southern Arkansas at 2:00 p.m.; CBU Buccaneers vs. Southern Arkansas at 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. Half-time and between-game activities will include a half-court shot contest, awarding of letter jackets to CBU student-athletes, recognition of CBU All-American Stephen Hill, and presentation of the Homecoming Court.

2006 FAFSA DUE BY FEBRUARY 15
Tennessee Student Assistance Awards are given on a first-come, first-served basis and funds are quickly depleted. Make sure to complete your FAFSA by February 15 by following the steps below, even if you have to use estimated data and make corrections once you file your 2005 federal income taxes:
• Get your PIN today. You may request a duplicate PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. One parent needs a PIN for dependent students.
• Get your 2005 income and asset information ready
• Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

CAREER CENTER SPRING EVENTS
Junior Meetings: Tuesday, February 7; 1:00 p.m. & 5:15 p.m.; Spain Auditorium
Junior Meetings: Wednesday, February 8; 1:00 p.m. & 5:15 p.m.; Spain Auditorium
Resume Writing Workshops: Thursday, February 16; 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.; Kenrick 204
Graduate School Workshop: Tuesday, February 21; 1:00 p.m.; Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211)
Practice Tests: Wednesday, February 22; 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Kenrick 203, 204, 219, and 221
Practice Tests: Thursday, February 23; 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Kenrick 203, 204, 219, and 221
Job Fair Preparation/Professional Image Workshop: Tuesday, February 28; 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.; Buckman 226
Spring 2006 Job Fair: Wednesday, March 15; 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; East Lounge/Alfonso Dining Hall
E-Recruiting Workshop: Tuesday, March 21; 1:00 p.m.; Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211)

ART EXHIBITION
An exhibition of new work in clay by Ellen McGowan will open in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library) with a public reception on Friday, January 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and be on display through March 10. To learn more about Ellen McGowan and her artwork, visit www.ellenmcgowan.com.

SUPPORT YOUR BUCS!
You can help our student-athletes and show the world you're a CBU supporter with the line of university-branded clothing and merchandise at the CBU Online Store. Visit www.memphisstuff.com/cbustore.htm and check out the selection. A portion of all proceeds goes to the CBU Athletic Scholarship Fund.

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