THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
FEBRUARY 6 - 13, 2006


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 shelondarichardson@yahoo.com.
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 like it:
• 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 Number.
For more information on this scam, see the Better Business Bureau report.


KUDOS
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 program.
• 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 team.
• 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.

CONDOLENCES

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
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 2007 are 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 30-40 minutes.

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 Hall).

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!

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 giving@cbu.edu.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

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 the Olympiad.

"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 at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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.

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
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 effectively.

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 jhenders@cbu.edu or agrandbe@cbu.edu, or bring all hard copies of your work to the Library Circulation Desk or Reference Desk.

CAMPUS MINISTRY

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 rveselsk@cbu.edu 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 pong@cbu.edu. 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 mogilvie@cbu.edu. 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, FOR INVENTORY.


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