THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
JANUARY 23 - 30, 2006


FALL 2005 DEAN'S LIST
Congratulations to the 310 CBU students named to the Fall 2005 Dean's List. Selection to the list requires a grade point average of no lower than 3.4 for the term with the completion of at least 12 credit hours. The list of honored students can be found on the CBU web by clicking here.

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 Alfonso 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.
Game time 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
• A new book by Dr. Dan Brandon (Information Technology Management) has been released this month. Project Management for Modern Information Systems can be found at Amazon.com (search books under "dan brandon") or www.idea-group.com. There was an article about the book on the first page of the Business section in the January 14 issue of The Commercial Appeal.
Jennifer Mohan (Natural Science '06) has been accepted to the Deaconess School of Nursing in Saint Louis for next fall.
Dr. Eric Welch (Dean, School of Engineering) recently attended the Akayama-Ryu Winter Jujitsu Camp, which featured nationally ranked martial artists as well as instructors from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Presentations addressed traditional jujitsu techniques and principles as well as modern applications such as those being taught to federal air marshals, undercover agents and other law enforcement personnel.

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.

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.

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.

NOTICE FROM FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
If you are a new student in the spring term, your loan proceeds will come to your account in two disbursements. The first disbursement will post after drop/add if you are finalized and have attended a class. The second disbursement will come after mid-term. This is done because it is required by federal law.

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.

PLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS

Attention Faculty and Staff: The Admissions Office would like to invite all of you to participate in our Plough Scholarship interviews. The Plough Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship based on high academic standing, strong extracurricular activities, and leadership roles. The interviews will be held on campus on Saturday, February 18, and will begin at 9:00 a.m. The interview sessions will end around 12:00 pm. If you are interested in assisting this year, contact Maureen Collins at 321-3210 or macollin@cbu.edu. Thank you in advance for all of your help!

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)

CAMPUS MINISTRY
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.

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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