THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
JANUARY 17 - 23, 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.


HOMECOMING WEEK 2006: "DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES"
Monday, January 23, is Fifties Day: Get together in Alfonso Dining Hall for Coke floats and a movie at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 24, is Sixties Day: Get out the tie-dyes and dress up like a person from the ’60s.
Wednesday, January 25, is Seventies and Eighties Day: Disco Dance-off and Karaoke Night in Alfonzo Dining Hall, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 27, is Spirit Day: Wear your CBU red and support the Bucs!

HOMECOMING DAY: SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
• The annual Up 'til Dawn Homecoming 5K will be run at on 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. Halftime 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.
Homecoming Dance: Buses will leave the Central Lot at 9:00 p.m. — You must ride the bus to attend!


KUDOS
Leslie Aldrich (Natural Science '05) has been accepted to the City and Regional Planning Master's Program at the University of Memphis. She has also been offered an assistantship for the spring semester working on a fair housing project with a professor there.
Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe (Electrical Engineering) was invited last week to teach a course in the Master of Science in Information Systems at Esigelec, in Rouen, France. CBU and Esigelec have collaborated since 1997 in areas of research and exchange of students and faculty. Dr. Christine Roueche, Chair of the Information and Communications Technologies Department at Esigelec, and visiting faculty at CBU, regularly co-teaches with Dr. Olabe in CBU's Electrical Engineering and Engineering Management programs.
Melissa Rasmussen (Biology '06) has been accepted to the Southern College of Optometry.

WELCOME TO CBU
Lorene Cathey has joined the Division of Student Life in the position of Director of Health Resources.
Cheryl Harris has joined the Department of Campus Safety in the position of Safety Officer.

CONDOLENCES
Joseph Gaydos, father-in-law of Paula Gaydos (Academic Affairs), passed away on January 9. Let us remember the Gaydos family in our thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Paula and Joe in care of Campus Box 26.

ARE YOU "WHO'S WHO" MATERIAL?
Attention all juniors, seniors, and graduate students: If you have demonstrated academic excellence while participating in community services and extracurricular activities, you may be eligible for selection to Who's Who Among American College Students. Applications are available in Student Life and must be completed by February 14. If you have additional questions, please contact 321-3529.

FACULTY/STAFF NIGHT IN THE SKYBOX
All members of the CBU faculty and staff are invited to the President's Skybox in Canale Arena for the basketball games vs. Harding University on January 19. The Lady Bucs' game begins at 5:30, followed by the Buccaneers' game at 7:30 p.m. Light food, courtesy of Coletta’s Restaurant, and beverages will be served beginning at 6:00 p.m. Family members are also welcome. RSVP to Eric Ellis at 321-4036 or ebellis@cbu.edu.

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 will be placed in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall) to remember our loved ones and any special intentions we may have.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
CBU is a sponsor in a Tax Assistance Program. Join CBU alumni volunteers and other community volunteers to help those earning less than $38,000 do their taxes. Use your skills to make a difference for others on Saturday mornings January 28, February 4, and February 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Memphis Catholic High School. Junior and Senior Accounting and ITM majors are especially needed. For more information, contact Shawna Engel at 321-3254 or giving@cbu.edu.

BECOME A STUDENT CAREER ADVISOR
There's still time to become a Student Career Advisor. Get three hours of credit while you have fun and learn about careers and develop counseling skills. For more information, contact Dee Beard in the Career Center (Barry Hall 240) at 321-3329 by Friday, January 20.

CAMPUS JOB OPPORTUNITY
Earn money without leaving campus, and learn valuable communication skills all in one terrific job. Student Callers for the Annual Fund are needed for the Spring Semester. The five weeks of calling begin in March, Mondays through Thursdays with some Sunday hours (three night minimum required). To pick up your application and a job description, please visit the Advancement Office in Barry Hall. For more information, contact Shawna Engel at 321-3254 or giving@cbu.edu.

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD VOICES
The CB Singers are looking for a few good voices. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-3:30 p.m. To schedule an audition, contact Anthony Williams at 321-3390 or awilliam@cbu.edu.

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 220
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, 205, 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)

SPRING FORUMS
The CBU Counseling Center will coordinate two forums for the CBU community in February. On February 14, Dr. Rena Durr (Behavioral Sciences) will present "Speaking of Sex... Do Men and Women Speak Different Languages?" to describe the differences in how males and females communicate. On February 23, clinical psychologist Dr. David Goldstein and Karen Conway (Dean of Students) will join a volunteer student to discuss "Academic Coping Strategies for Students with ADD/ADHD." Both hour-long forums will be held in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m.

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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