BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT CBU
All programs are in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of Students,
a Division of Student Life.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 6
Tour of the National Civil Rights Museum (co-sponsored by Delta Sigma
Theta): 3:00-5:00 p.m.; free admission. Meet in front of the Thomas Center
at 2:30 p.m. to carpool, or meet at the museum at 2:50 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
• Soul Food Day: Alfonso Dining Hall; 11:00 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.
• Panhellenic Greek Step Show (sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma): CBU
Theatre; 7:00 p.m.; $5.00 admission.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Urban Hang Suite Part 2 (sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta), featuring live
music, poetry reading, and food; Thomas Center East Lounge; 8:00 p.m.;
$3.00 admission. Persons interested in presenting poetry should email
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Black Student Association African-American Alumni
Award Reception: Thomas
Center East Lounge; 6:30 p.m. (Business attired required.)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Gospel Explosion Competition 2006 (sponsored by the CBU Inspirational
Voices Gospel Choir), featuring a variety of choirs from the Memphis
community: CBU Theatre, 7:00 p.m.
GRANT SCAM: STUDENTS BEWARE
A company calling itself National Choice Grant
Department (among other
aliases) has been contacting local students via telephone and email with
an offer for alleged government grant money. Company representatives
might also claim they are with the U.S. government. Representatives then
request bank account numbers and social security numbers, claiming the
grant money will be deposited directly to the student’s bank account
for a processing fee. Here are some easy ways to spot this scam and others
• Beware of callers who claim that you have been awarded a government
grant. Grants are only provided to people who meet specific guidelines
and complete an application process.
• Never send money to "verify," "guarantee," or "process" your
alleged grant. Requests for up-front fees are a sure sign of a scam.
• Never provide personal financial information or your Social Security
For more information on this scam, see the Better Business Bureau report.
• Michael Beebe (Chemistry, '05) has been accepted to the University
of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
• Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) recently gave three
talks at Collierville High to Patty Murphee's science classes. The talks covered
several topics, including visual pathology, stem cells, and CBU's MHIRT
• Lady Buc softball centerfielder Hannah Shackelford (Biology, '07)
has been named a Pre-Season All-Gulf South Conference selection by the
coaches of the league.
• Buccaneer first baseman Michael St. Cin (Business, '06) has been
named by the coaches of the GSC to the Pre-season All-Gulf South Conference
• Buccaneer forward Kevin Weybright (General Studies '08) was named
the Gulf South Conference West Division Men's Basketball Player of the
Week for the period ending February 1. He earned his third Player of
the Week honor this season after leading the Bucs to a 2-1 week, including
a win on the road at Central Arkansas.
Let us keep in mind and heart Karen Conway (Dean of Students) and her
family on the recent passing of her father. Condolences may be sent to
Ms. Conway at Campus Box T-4.
Junior Meetings will be held Tuesday, February 7, and Wednesday, February
8, in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. each day. All
students planning to graduate in December 2006, May 2007, or August
STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend one of these four meeting times. Extremely
important information will be discussed regarding the Career Center's
resume referral program, training and preparation offered for finding
internships and co-ops, and your Senior-year job search for full-time
employment. Make plans now to attend! Meetings will last about
LOST & FOUND
Patty Scully ('77) lost a silver bracelet in the faculty parking lot
by Bland Softball Field on Homecoming Day, January 28. If anyone
finds (or found) it, please take it to Campus Safety (St. Joseph
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for
all of your help!
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. For more information, contact
Shawna Engel at 321-3254 or email@example.com.
The CBU School of Sciences will host the local Science
Olympiad at CBU on Saturday, February 11. Ten teams from ten schools
(five middle schools and five high schools) are participating, bringing
about 150 students to campus. We are sponsoring 28 events, 14 in
each division. There are some events where teams have been building
something (wooden vehicles, robots, bridges, towers, trebuchets,
etc.) and will bring them for testing. Other events involved identification,
answering of questions, or performing experiments. The two schools
with the two highest results in each division will be awarded a place
in the state competition on April 1. This is CBU's first year hosting
"WHO'S WHO" DEADLINE APPROACHING
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. For more information, please contact 321-3529.
FINANCIAL AID NOTICES
• 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, and complete the FAFSA online
• The roster for TSAC and HOPE state awards
for DAY students has been submitted. Funds historically have posted to the student's account
around spring break.
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.
New work in clay by Ellen McGowan will be on exhibit in the Beverly & Sam
Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library) through March 10. To learn more
about Ellen McGowan and her artwork, visit www.ellenmcgowan.com.
An exhibition of writing and photography by Daniel and Travis Benson is
on display in the gallery lobby.
THANKS FROM EDUCATION DEPT.
The CBU Department of Education was visited by the State Board of Examiners
in November and was assessed utilizing the National Council for Accreditation
of Teacher Education standards that were adopted by the State Board
of Education. The department would like to extend a heartfelt thank
you to the CBU community for your gracious support during this visit.
Due to the diligent efforts of many, the department received full
approval for all of its programs. Many positive comments about CBU
were written in the examiners' report, including:
• The unit provides excellence in teaching and individualized attention
to the whole person.
• Cooperating teachers and principals report that teacher candidates
from CBU exhibit strong leadership skills, positive dispositions, and
quality work with students.
• Cooperating teachers, principals, and graduates report a high
degree of satisfaction with CBU teacher candidates' demonstration of
professional and pedagogical knowledge and skills.
• CBU candidates reported feeling better prepared than candidates
from other programs.
• Interactions with other faculty and with administrators
at all levels seem to be positive and collegial.
• Candidates and P-12 school personnel reported consistently that
CBU candidates and graduates were well prepared for using teaching technologies
ATTENTION: POETS, PROSE WRITERS, ARTISTS
Need extra money? Want to see your work
in print? Submit your
best poems, prose and/or art (including digital art) to Castings,
CBU's literary journal, for a chance at monetary prizes. he final deadline
for submissions to be considered for publication is March 18. Submit
work by attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com,
or bring all hard copies of your work to the Library Circulation Desk
or Reference Desk.
• The Annual All College Retreat is taking place for students
on the weekend of February 18-19. For further information, please contact
Brother Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-3509.
• Campus Ministry offers a special thanks for all those who worked
so hard on making the Student Super Bowl Party a success.
We have a great community here at CBU!
SECOND FACULTY/STAFF TALENT SHOW
The greatest show on earth is scheduled on Saturday, April 1, at 7:00
p.m. in the CBU Theatre. A few brave volunteers
are sought to be
in charge of the silent auction, book sales, etc. If you are interested,
please contact Dr. Pong Malasri at email@example.com. Performance
proposals are also being accepted. Each performance must include at least one
CBU faculty/staff member. Dancing, singing, playing an instrument,
joking, poem readings, jumping—anything that you think will
win the heart of the honorable judges will do. If you want to share
your talent, please contact Dr. Mary Ogilvie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All funds raised will go to benefit De La Salle Elementary School
at Blessed Sacrament
CAREER CENTER SPRING EVENTS
• 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)
NOTICE: THE CBU BOOKSTORE WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,
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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