Everyone is invited to enjoy some Cajun food, colorful beads, and music
with the Student Government Association and the CBU community at CBU's
annual Mardi Gras Dinner on Tuesday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m. in Alfonso
• Cynthia Caceres (Biology, '05) has been accepted to the
University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Dentistry.
• Bob Dalsania (Biology '06) has been accepted to the University
of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Dentistry.
• Emily Defur (Biology '06) has also been accepted at University
of Arkansas School of Medicine in Little Rock.
• Angela Inman (Natural Science '05) has been accepted
to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Pharmacy.
• Dr. Eric Welch (Dean, School of Engineering)
spoke to about 375 students at Collierville High School on February 24
on the topic of "Everyday Chemical Engineering," in which he
briefly explains chemical engineering and uses a chemical engineering
perspective to look at common activities such as making coffee.
• Psychology majors Cristin Cox ('06), Daniel
and Mindy Parnell ('05) have had their paper on "The Effects
of Political Advertising Message and Candidate Gender on Likelihood to
Vote for the Sponsoring Candidate" accepted for publication in Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research.
• Dr. Mike Condren (Chemistry) and chemistry seniors Oscar
Herrera, Eleenaw Jefferson, and Priya Patel attended
the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence research symposium
at the University of Arkansas, Febraury 24-25. The students presented their
senior research projects in the poster competition, and Dr. Condren presented
a workshop on "Exploring the Nanoworld." Priya Patel's poster entitled "Functional
Role of PKC in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells" placed second
in the Chemistry & Biochemistry competition.
STRATEGIC PLAN APPROVED
The CBU Board of Trustees endorsed and approved the university Strategic
Plan at its February meeting. The Strategic Plan is conceived as
a dynamic document that will guide the university's priorities
for the next several years. It is designed to be updated and revised
as circumstances dictate. The full text of the Strategic Plan is
available internally at www3.cbu.edu/policies. A condensed, public
version of the Plan may be downloaded at www.cbu.edu/About/CBU_Strategic_Plan.pdf.
CAMPUS SAFETY INITIATIVES
The Department of Campus Safety is continuing to study and discuss
programs that will enhance its services to the campus community as
well as our surrounding neighbors. With this in mind, two new initiatives
are being introduced:
• Two additional commissioned officers will be added to increase
the presence of the department.
• A "Satellite" Campus Safety office will be opened
in Avery Apartments, in a joint effort with the Office of Residence Life
and the Division of Student Life. This office will be used as a community
policing tool and will hopefully afford a better level of involvement
with the nearby area. An officer will be assigned, as much as possible,
to operate from this office and will patrol an assigned area including
the campus properties on Avery, Finlay, and Oakdale streets as well as
some other areas.
CAMPUS VOICE & EMAIL
The President's Council has approved a modified
policy on voice and email messaging. The phone message system will be used only for emergency
announcements, bad weather and class cancellations, school closings,
important announcements as requested or determined by the President's
office or Vice Presidents, and when necessary by Campus Safety or
Communications and Marketing. The Office of Communications and Marketing
will coordinate these announcements with ITS. Individual offices
will not be able to access the campus-wide voice mail system to send
out announcements. The full text of the approved and revised policy
is available online at www.cbu.edu/News/voicemail.pdf.
• Eric Ellis (Advancement) has been named to the new position
Director of Alumni Records & Research. He has served in the Office
of Advancement as Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Activities
since July 2004. Eric was previously an Assistant Director in the Office
• Wanda Anderson will now split her duties between the
Advancement Office, where she's been a longtime Executive Assistant and will
now become the Special Events Associate, and International Initiatives
(Study Abroad Program), where she will serve as Assistant to the Director.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
Alpha Sigma Tau would like to thank everyone who supported
their service project, Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Congratulations
to the Alpha Tau sisters for winning the 2006 Best Greek Turnout Award
at the Celebrate EveryBODY 5K for eating disorders awareness.
HEALTH RESOURCES NEWS
• The Shot Nurse Immunization and Wellness Service will
now visit CBU on the first Wednesday of each month during the Spring Semester.
The first visit under the new schedule will be Wednesday, March 1, in
the East Lounge at 12:30-1:30 p.m. Students may want to take advantage
of getting the required second MMR ($60). They will also offer TB skin
testing ($20) and vaccinations for hepatitis B and meningitis. A full
list of current services and prices is available at www.cbu.edu/News/Connection/shotnurse.pdf. Visit
www.shotnurse.com for more details regarding services.
• 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
CBU AT THE ASSISI CONCERTS
The St. Francis Concert Choir with organist Helen Rougeou and members
of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Anthony
Williams (Chair, Fine Arts and Speech) will perform Maurice
Durufle's Requiem on Sunday, March 5, at 8:00 p.m. at
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (8151 Chinmeyrock Blvd. in Cordova).
With the choir of 50 voices, two CBU students -- Courtney
Glidewell, mezzo-soprano, and Michael
Hibler, tenor -- will perform as soloists. Tickets are
$20 for adults; $15 for students and seniors. For more information,
contact Anthony Williams at email@example.com or visit www.TheAssisiConcerts.org.
• As we begin Lent this week, let us be mindful of preparing for
Easter by prayer, fasting, and service to the poor. Please consult the
Lenten information cards for futher oppportunities for prayer, fasting,
and serving. Our regular worship opportunities during the week will be
maintained, just consult the schedule cards… if you don't
have one, contact Brother Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Alternative Spring Break will take place on Saturday,
March 4, at the new Dorothy Day House/Catholic Worker House on Poplar near Cleveland.
The House takes care of homeless families. Our working hours will be
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. If you are interested, email email@example.com or
call 321-3509. This will be a great service project to begin the season of Lent!
• Our All College Retreat has been rescheduled to March 18-19 at
John Kyle State Park in Sardis, MS. If you are interested please email
UPCOMING CAREER CENTER EVENTS
• 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)
INTERESTED IN BEING A PEER COUNSELOR?
Any interested freshman, sophomore, or junior who has leadership abilities,
is service-oriented, highly motivated, school-spirited, and has a
cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is encouraged to apply
for a Peer Counselor position for the 2006-2007 academic year. Applications
will be available in the Counseling Center March 13-23 and must be
returned to the Counseling Center by March 23. If you would like
more information about the Peer Counselor Program, you are invited
to attend a Peer Counselor Informational Meeting which will be held
on Tuesday, March 14, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference
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.
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. Teams will consist of three or four CBU undergraduates
enrolled as full-time students as of March 25. 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.
SPRING BREAK HOURS
• 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.
Regular hours will resume on March 11. The 24-hour Lab will be open and
accessible with a CBU ID card.
• Plough Library will be open 7:45 a.m.-8:00 p.m. on Friday, March
3; 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4; closed on Sunday, March
5; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 6-10; noon - 4:00 p.m.
on Saturday, March 11; and 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12.
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.
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR
FACULTY/STAFF TALENT SHOW
Student volunteers are needed for various tasks at the 2nd Annual
CBU Faculty/Staff Talent Show on April 1. Tasks include backstage help,
book sales, food/drink sale, silent auction, etc. Volunteers are needed
between 5:30 p.m. - about 9:00 p.m. that evening. If you are interested
in helping out, please contact Karen Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org. Performers
are also still needed to make the show the greatest on earth. If
you are interested in sharing your talent, please contact Mary Ogilvie
at email@example.com. Each performance must have at least one CBU
faculty or staff. Also, if you have items for silent auction, please
contact Pong Malasri at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will go to De
La Salle Elementary School at Blessed Sacrament.
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
HESBURGH LECTURE AT CBU
The Hesburgh Lecture Series, an educational programs sponsored by the
University of Notre Dame Alumni Association, will hold a program
at CBU on Wednesday, March 29, in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The
speaker will be F. Clark Power, chair of the Program of Liberal Studies
at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Power's topic will be "Can
Virtue Be Taught? Moral and Character Education in America." Using
recent social science research, he proposes that moral education
is necessary and possible in the curriculum, classroom and school
discipline, community service projects, and sports. For more information,
contact the Catholic Diocese of Memphis at 373-1200.
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.
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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