THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
FEBRUARY 20 - 27, 2006


KUDOS
Jenny Bernard (Biology '05) has been accepted to the University of Glasgow (Scotland) College of Veterinary Medicine.
Oscar Herrera (Chemistry '06) has been accepted to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Randel Price (Chemical Engineering) visited Houston High School and spoke to three of Ms. Jan Harrison's chemistry classes on February 14. The title of the talk was "Smiles & Stoichiometry," showing how stoichiometric calculations are used in manufacturing and using toothpaste as an example.
Jasmine Robinson (ECCM '06) has been accepted to DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.
Dr. Eric Welch (Dean, School of Engineering) made two presentations on engineering forensics to two semester-long forensics classes at St. Benedict High School on February 13. He also spoke to a pre-calculus class and some calculus students at St. Benedict on the topic "Engineering: Bridging to the Future" on February 16.
Adriane Wilkinson (Biology '05) has been accepted to University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center School of Nursing.
Megan Wooster (Psychology '05) has been accepted to the law school at Valparaiso University. She is also applying for a joint degree JD/MA in Psychology.
• Seven CBU Honors Program students attended the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Conference in Nashville February 17-18 and made the following presentations: Sana Mujahid, "A Proposal for the Design of the UN Meditation Room"; Russell Brandon, "A View from the Other Side: Elpenor"; Sarah Shute, "Loyalty"; Burton Bridges, "The Sirens' Position (from The Odyssey)"; Laura Kreager and Liz Henry (with Dr. Tracie Burke), "Battle of the Brains: Hosting an all-campus student academic/trivia tournament." Providing moral support on the trip was Kevin Nuckolls.

STUDENT AID ACTION CAMPAIGN
The Tennessee Student Aid Alliance is launching a student writing campaign, calling on students to write letters and emails to their state elected officials to highlight the importance of the Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA). The campaign includes both public and private colleges and universities in Tennessee. The Alliance is calling for a $30 million increase in TSAA. TSAA recipients are encouraged to use the Alliance's web-based Action Center to send emails or letters — go to www.tnsaa.org and click on "Action Center."

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 temporary Advancement Office in the Computer Center, Room 112 (Lab 2). For more information, contact Shawna Engel at 321-3254 or giving@cbu.edu.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
Alpha Sigma Tau is sponsoring Eating Disorders Awareness Week this week at CBU. Plaid ribbons—which symbolize diversity of healthy sizes and shapes—will be given out on Monday. All are invited to Science 153 on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to hear eating disorders awareness speaker Katherine Wilson. On Saturday at 9:00 a.m., all are invited to join Alpha Sigma Tau in the Celebrate EveryBody 5K at Shelby Farms. Sign up at www.celebrate5k.racesonline.com. The Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee is also sponsoring the "Great Jeans Giveaway," and Alpha Sigma Tau encourages students to donate old jeans all week which will be brought to the 5K for eating disorders awareness on Saturday. For more information about the EDCT, visit www.edct.net.
The Interfraternal Council (IFC) is proud to announce their new Executive Council for the 2006 term: Chris Reid, President; Tony Kreager, Vice President; Kyle Markway, Chief Justice; Frank Ramirez, Treasurer; Jordan Klein, Secretary; Bobby Lawrence, Recruitment Chair; and John Paul Masterson, Greek Relations. The IFC congratulates these seven Greek gentlemen and wishes them good luck with their positions.

HEALTH RESOURCES IN-SERVICE
A 30-minute in-service/demonstration for faculty and staff on the use of the oxygen unit in CBU Health Resources is scheduled for Friday, March 3, in the Thomas Center Conference Room, at 10:00 a.m. This in-service will provide attendees with the skills necessary to assess a victim and save a life by utilizing this equipment until emergency medical responders can arrive. For more information, please contact Lorene Cathey at 321-3260 or lcathey@cbu.edu.

CHARITY VOLLEYBALL GAME
A volleyball rematch of the annual Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit charity game is coming up on March 16. Come see the mature and wily faculty dominate naive, unsuspecting students in a game of wit and skill. The faculty will stop at nothing to defend their title, won last year fair and square (though some might disagree). Donations will be accepted at the door for the Church Health Center, which serves people in the Memphis community who have no other health care opportunities. This event is sponsored by Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society and Tri-Beta.

NEW HOURS FOR ITS HELP DESK
The Information Technology Services Department is changing the hours the Help Desk is open on the weekend. Weekend hours will change on Saturday, February 25. The Help Desk will now be open 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Sundays.
During Spring Break, the Computer Center and ITS Help Desk will be open 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 5; 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. on Monday-Friday, March 6-10. The new regular weekend hours will resume on March 11-12. The 24-hour Lab will be open and accessible with a CBU ID card.

BATTLE OF THE BRAINS
The CBU Honors Program is proud to present the third annual CBU "Battle of the Brains" on Saturday, March 25, in Spain Auditorium, 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. "Battle of the Brains" is a Jeopardy!-like competition in which up to thirteen teams of three students will compete for fun and cash. The first place team will take home $225 (to be divided among the players), with second place receiving $150, and third place winning $75. All teams will receive goody bags. Teams will consist of three or four CBU undergraduates enrolled as full-time students as of March 25, 2006. Entry fee per player (and alternate) is $5, for a total team entry fee of $15 (no alternate) or $20 (w/ alternate). All entry fees will be donated to the Memphis Child Advocacy Center and are non-refundable. The first 13 teams to submit their application AND pay their entry fee will play in the tournament. For complete information and entry form, visit www.cbu.edu/Academics/honors/honorsnews.htm.

UPCOMING CAREER CENTER EVENTS
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)

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED
Silent Auction items are needed for the 2nd Annual Faculty/Staff Talent Show. If you have items you would like to donate, please contact Dr. Pong Malasri at pong@cbu.edu. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to De La Salle Elementary School at Blessed Sacrament. Also, performers are still needed. If you would like to share your talent, please contact Mary Ogilvie at mogilvie@cbu.edu. Updates on the Faculty/Staff Talent Show can be found online at www.cbu.edu/~aross/biodept/Talent-2006/index.htm.

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.

SAVE UP TO $200 ON CLASS RINGS
Jostens is offering its lowest prices of the season on class rings during a two-day event at the CBU Bookstore, March 18-19. Personalized graduation announcements will also be available.Promotional prices are valid for a limited time and are not valid on web orders. Payment plans are available.

NOTICE: THE CBU BOOKSTORE WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, FOR INVENTORY.


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