A MESSAGE FROM BROTHER VINCENT
Please join me in thanking Ms. Karen Conway, Dr. Siripong
Malasri, and Dr. Mary Ogilvie for completing their
three-year term with the Lasallian Leadership Institute. Each
has made a strong contribution to the University in promoting our Lasallian heritage.
One example of their contribution is the hosting of the 2nd Annual CBU
Faculty/Staff Talent Show on Saturday, April 1. There will also be a
silent auction and book sale with all proceeds going to the De La Salle Elementary
School at Blessed Sacrament. I ask your support by volunteering to help at this
event, by participating in the talent show, or by your presence at the show.
Thank you Karen, Pong, and Mary for giving of yourself without reservation to
our community. We appreciate all you do for your University.
At this time I would like to announce the new members
of the 2006 Lasallian Leadership Institute. They are Dr. Ellen
Faith, Mr. Joe Nadicksbernd, and Mr.
Jim Shannon. Dr. Evelyn McDonald has been
selected to participate in the 2006 Buttimer Institute.
We look forward to their assistance in promoting even stronger Lasallian
values at CBU.
I thank each of you in helping to move the University
forward. I am proud of the quality of teachers we have and to the staff
that helps maintain the integrity of our services. The values of faith,
community, and service are very prevalent in each of your lives… truly
we are touching the hearts of our students. God Bless each of you!
-- Br. Vincent Malham, FSC, President
• The CBU chapter of Up 'til Dawn raised more than $65,000
for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. After more than 200 participants
engaged in letter writing campaigns; bake sales; car washes; a 5K
run/walk; and canning at local intersections, malls, and football games and many
other events, the chapter announced the total at its 12-hour finale
event on February 24-25.
• Buccaneer basketball center Nick Kohs (History '09) was
named the Gulf South Conference West Division Freshman of the Year. He finished
the season ranked eighth in the GSC in blocks and ninth in rebounding.
He was the Bucs' third-leading scorer.
• A 106-page resource by Dr. Elizabeth Nelson (Behavioral
Sciences) has been posted at Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP)
Online. "Using Film to Teach Psychology: A Resource of Film Study
Guides" is available for download as a Word document or PDF
• Dr. Randel Price (Chemical 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. Dr. Price also visited Yo!
Academy to make a presentation on the 2006 High School Competition.
Hosts were Ms. Angela Miller, a math teacher, and Dr. Marie Milam,
the director of the academy. He also visited Hernando High School
and Raleigh-Egypt High School, explaining and promoting CBU's 2006
High School Engineering Competitions.
• Mr. John Ventura (Electrical Engineering) received the
Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (Memphis Chapter) Distinguished Service
Award on February 23. The award recognizes "eminence attained
by technical contributions to the field of engineering, or by exceptional
contributions to engineering profession." He was also recognized
as the 2006 CBU Featured Engineer and the 2006 Featured Engineer
by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
• Sarah Vincent (Religion & Philosophy '06) has been
accepted to the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
• Buccaneer forward Kevin Weybright ('08) was named to
the second team of the Daktronics All-South Region Division II Basketball Team.
He was also named to the GSC West First Team after leading the West
in scoring and finishing second in the GSC in points per game.
• Kathleen Zahn (History '05) has been accepted to the
Saint Louis University School of Law.
• The CBU School of Engineering received the Outstanding
Employer Award by the Memphis Chapter of Tennessee Society of Professional
Engineers on February 23. The award is presented to recognize a firm, company,
or agency that has made outstanding contributions to the advancement
and improvement of the engineering profession through its employment
policies and practices.
SPRING JOB FAIR
The Career Center will be hosting the CBU Spring
2006 Job Fair on Wednesday,
March 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Thomas Center East
Lounge. More than 35 companies are already scheduled to attend, including
FedEx, Thomas & Betts, VA Medical Center, EnSafe, Cargill, Shelby
County Schools, LunaWeb, Johnson & Johnson Health Care, and many
more. Companies will be seeking undergraduates, masters candidates,
and alumni in a wide variety of majors for full time jobs, part time
jobs, and internships. For more information, including an up-to-date
list of registered companies, visit www.cbu.edu/Career.
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.
PREVIEW THE PORTAL
Information Technology Services invites the student body to attend
any of three upcoming demonstrations of My
CBU - your online campus
community portal. This will be an opportunity to discuss
features, ask questions, and provide suggestions about the future
of our online community. Each session will be held in the Montesi
Executive Center in Buckman Hall beginning Wednesday, March 22, at
noon. An evening session will be held at 5:15 p.m. that same day.
Another session will be held the following day, March 23, 1:00-2:00
p.m. Sessions are open to all interested students.
FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINARS
CBU, in partnership with MPACT Memphis and the Financial Planning Association,
will open a series of eight seminars covering various aspects of
personal financial fitness on Thursday, March 16. Seminars are being
conducted by CBU School of Business faculty and the Financial Planning
Association and will be held on the third Thursday of each month
(except May) in Buckman Hall, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Topics are: Basic
March 16; Debt Management, April 20; Building
Wealth, June 15; Investment
Basics, July 20; Buying a Home, August 17; Insurance, September 21;
Retirement, October 19; and Estate
Planning, November 16. All seminars
are free, but seating is limited. To register for one or all, call
MPACT Memphis at 312-7760, or go to www.mpactmemphis.org/Pillars/News-Detail-Page.cfm?ID=5332.
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.
• 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 or call Brother Rob at email@example.com or 321-3509.
• Opportunities to worship during Lent: Mass on
Monday-Friday at 5:00 p.m., 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, in
De La Salle Chapel (Stritch Hall); Bible Reflection on
Monday at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall); Communion
Service on Tuesday at 12:22 p.m. in
St. Joseph Chapel; Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday,
noon-1:00 p.m. (an opportunity to recall God's special presence in
our lives ... stop by for a few minutes); Bible
Study on Wednesday
at 7:00 p.m. in Stritch Lounge; Noontime Prayer on
Thursday at 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel; Christian Coffee
House at the Acoustic Spoon
(First Baptist Church, Poplar and Parkway) on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.;
Stations of the Cross on Friday, noon-12:15 p.m. in
St. Joseph Chapel
• A Special Coffee House, "Spring Sing," is slated for
Friday, March 24, in the East Lounge, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Come One! Come
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.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
The ladies of the Theta Pi chapter of Alpha Xi
Delta raised $18,000
this year for St. Jude through the school-wide fundraising program
Up 'til Dawn. They would also like to congratulate their Sister of
the Week this week, Megan Rice.
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. For more information,
contact the Catholic Diocese of Memphis at 373-1200.
The first annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will
be held Thursday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the CBU Theatre. The
symposium was established in memory of Dr. Gerry Vanderhaar,
who taught religion at CBU for 28 years. He died this past June. Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit, a long-time
peace and social justice activist, will help launch the annual series
as its first speaker. Also, during the symposium, a university student
from the Mid-South area will be chosen as the first recipient of
the Dr. Gerard A. Vanderhaar Award. This award will be presented
to a student who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of active
nonviolence, consistent with Vanderhaar’s life and work. For
more information, contact Lisa Bell in the CBU Advancement Office
COMPUTING SCIENCES CONFERENCE
CBU is hosting the 2006 Consortium for Computing
Sciences in Colleges-Mid South Region (CCSC-MS) Conference, March 31-April 1. This conference
brings together computer science and information technology professionals,
faculty, and students for two days of workshops, tutorials, and paper
presentations in regard to state-of-the-art information technology.
Participation by Memphis area universities includes CBU, University
of Memphis, Rhodes, Ole Miss, and Lemoyne-Owen. Other universities
from Tennessee, Arkansas,
Mississippi, Kentucky, and Louisiana will also be represented. Registration
begins at 8:00 a.m. on March 31 and continues that day. Further information
can be obtained from Dr. Dan Brandon at 321-3615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Seen & Unseen: Art for the Blind and Sighted" by Guy
Cobb will open on Friday, March 17, with a public reception in the Beverly & Sam
Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library), 5:30-7:30 p.m., and be
on exhibition through May 12. To learn more about Guy Cobb and his artwork,
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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