• 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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates on the Faculty/Staff
Talent Show can be found online at www.cbu.edu/~aross/biodept/Talent-2006/index.htm.
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,
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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