MARCH 13 - 20, 2006

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 at
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.

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

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 Room.

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.

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.

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 Budgeting, 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

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 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 All!

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

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.

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 at 321-4299.

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

"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, visit

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