• Dr. Frank Buscher (Dean, School of Arts) recently
gave a talk titled "Explaining the Holocaust: The Historian as
Teacher and War Crimes Investigator" at Viterbo College in La
Crosse, Wisconsin. He also finished the Germantown Half-Marathon in
• Jennifer Hendrick (Biology '06) is a co-author in a research
article entitled "QCT versus DXA in 320 Survivors of Childhood
Cancer: Association of BMD with Fracture History," which has been
accepted for publication in Pediatric Blood and
Cancer. She conducted
this research during the Summer of 2005 as part of the POE program
at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
• Dr. Siripong Malasri (Civil Engineering) was presented
with the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council 2006 Award of Excellence on
February 20 "for his outstanding achievements and devoted service
to the engineering profession and public welfare, and for his continuous
dedication and contribution to the community."
• Laura Pearson (Mechanical Engineering '90) won the top environmental
award in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee's
Engineering Excellence competition for 2006. The award was presented
for her work on the remediation of the Macalloy National Priorities
List Site in Charleston, SC. Pearson led a project that shortened the
time frame for readying the environmentally impacted site for beneficial
re-use and helped develop an innovative engineering design that fast-tracked
the remediation of more than 170,000 tons of contaminated fill material
and more than 2.5 million gallons of groundwater.
• Buccaneer pitcher Charlie Soukup (Accounting
'07) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Pitcher of the
Week for the period ending March 14. He threw a complete-game three
hitter against Henderson State, allowing just one earned run, while
striking out seven and walking just one.
• Andrew Warren (Civil Engineering '06) was named the 2006 Featured
Engineering Student from Christian Brothers University at the Memphis
Engineers Week Banquet on February 23.
• Seven CBU students have been selected for inclusion in the 2006 edition
of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities
and Colleges. Jennifer
Bernard (Biology '06),
Ernest Edwards (History '07), Kevin
Langellier (MBA), Jenny Mohan (Natural
Science '06), Christie Spencer (Biology '06), Sarah
Tragarz (Business Administration '06), and Melissa
Woods (Applied Psychology
'06) were selected based on their academic achievement, service to
the community, leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential
for continued success.
• The following CBU biology students made presentations of their
senior research projects to the Western Regional Collegiate Division
meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences at the University of Tennessee
Health Sciences Center on March 18: Jennifer
Bernard, Christina Brown,
Paula Cerrito, Bob Dalsania, Emily
DeFur, Jennifer Hendrick, Melissa
Hines, Jeremy Hunt, Andrew
Michael, Ashley Miller, Sheharyar
Steven Moore, Reena Patel, Jennifer
Paxson, Christie Spencer, and Katrina
• As part of the Engineers Week Celebration, the School of Engineering
recognized several outstanding engineering students and faculty. This
year, departmental award recipients were Jiexin
Deng, Featured Chemical/Biochemical
Engineering Student; Andrew Warren, Featured
Civil/Environmental Engineering Student; Chris
Ramberg, Featured Electrical/Computer
Engineering Student; Amanda Alsbrook, Featured
Mechanical Engineering Student; Dr. Randel
Price, Featured Chemical/Biochemical
Engineering Faculty; Dr. Siripong
Malasri, Featured Civil/Environmental
Engineering Faculty; Dr. John
Ventura, Featured Electrical/Computer
Engineering Faculty; Dr. Paul
Shiue, Featured Mechanical Engineering
Faculty; and Dr. Siripong Malasri,
Featured Engineering Management Faculty.
The following faculty members have been granted tenure, effective the
2006-07 academic year:
• Dr. James Aflaki (Information Technology Management)
• Dr. David Dawson (Chemistry)
• Dr. Clayann G. Panetta (Literature & Languages)
• Dr. Sarah Pitts (Accounting, Finance & Business Law)
• Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering)
• Dr. Rodney Vogl (Behavioral Sciences)
The following faculty members have been promoted to the rank of Professor,
effective the 2006-07 Academic Year:
• Dr. Pascal Bedrossian (Mathematics and Computer Science)
• Dr. Beth Nelson (Behavioral Sciences)
• Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology)
• Dr. Anna Ross (Biology)
The following faculty members have been promoted to the rank of Associate
Professor, effective the 2006-07 Academic Year:
• Dr. David Dawson (Chemistry)
• Dr. Kristin Prien (Management, Marketing, Economics & Statistics)
BARRY HALL UPDATE
and painting in the north end of the lower level of Barry Hall was scheduled
to be completed this past weekend, and offices in that area (Registrar, Academic
Services, Human Resources) should be able to move back in early this week. A
plastic bulkhead will be put across the main hallway preventing general traffic
from entering the south end. Completion of repairs and reconstruction to the
Business Office and Student Financial Assistance is estimated to take three more
WELCOME TO CBU
• Lisa Teaford has joined the staff of the Office of Advancement
in the position of Administrative Assistant.
• Melissa Verble has joined the staff of Plough Library in the position
of Evening Circulations Coordinator.
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
• A representative from Edge Hill College in Ormskirk,
outside Liverpool) will be available in Buckman 103 on Tuesday, March
31, at 12:45 p.m. to meet with anyone who is interested in studying
or teaching a future summer session at the college.
• Please consider joining faculty, staff, alumni,
and friends for an authentic Italian experience in Rome and Assisi, May 22-31 (no
students this time). For faculty who might be considering Rome as a destination
for a class, this will be a deductible expense. A $200 deposit will hold
your place until Tuesday, March 30. To discuss the
trip or get additional information, contact Emily Mathis Forsdick at
321-3461 or email@example.com, or contact Wanda Anderson at 321-3264 or
• Save $$$ on Study Abroad this Fall! Join your
classmates for a FALL
BREAK TRIP TO ROME and SAVE. No extra
tuition for study abroad! If you are a full-time student and register
for either RS 299: MARTYRS, MONKS, AND MYSTICS or GS 399: ART AND CULTURE
OF ROME, you will pay NO
extra tuition, just the cost of the trip. Please check with
your advisor, or contact Dr. Emily Mathis Forsdick (321-3461) or Mrs.
Wanda Anderson (321-4250) in the International Initiatives Office (BU
346 or 342). A $200 deposit will hold your airline seat until May 12.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
The Theta Pi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta would like to congratulate Michelle
Bates for being named Sister of the Week.
SEEKING INAUGURAL SINGERS
Anthony Williams (Music) is putting together a choir
to sing at the CBU Presidential Inauguration on Sunday, April 23. He
is looking for alumni of the CBU Chorale or CB
Singers. If you have
sung in either ensemble in the past and want to join the current CB
Singers for this special event, please contact Mr. Williams at 321-3390
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
are available in the Counseling Center and must be returned to the
Counseling Center by March 23.
CHARITY VOLLEYBALL GAME
A volleyball rematch of the annual Youth and
Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit charity game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21. Come
see the mature and wily faculty dominate naive, unsuspecting students
in a game of wit and skill. 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
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.
• 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 Mondays at 5:00 p.m.
in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall); Communion Service on Tuesdays
at 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel (No Communion Service
this week on March 21); Eucharistic
Wednesdays, noon-1:00 p.m.; Bible
Study on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Stritch Lounge; Noontime
Thursdays at 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel; Christian
Coffee House at the Acoustic Spoon (First Baptist Church, Poplar
and Parkway) on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross on
Fridays, noon-12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel
• There will be a Lenten Penance Service on Thursday, March 23,
at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, 7:00 p.m. There will be 12 priests
to hear confessions. This is a wonderful opportunity to prepare for Easter.
• A Special Coffee House, "Spring Sing," is slated for
Friday, March 24, in the East Lounge, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
BATTLE OF THE BRAINS
The CBU Honors Program is proud to present the third annual
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. For complete information and entry form, click here.
FACULTY/STAFF SOCIAL GATHERINGS
The next Faculty/Staff gathering of the spring
semester is Thursday, March 30, in the Canale Arena skybox, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Light snacks
and beverages will be served. And mark your calendar now for the
gathering on Wednesday, May 10 (in conjunction with the Senior Picnic)
- same place, same time.
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.
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.
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (APRIL FOOLS DAY)
The 2nd Annual
Faculty/Staff Talent Show will start at 7:00 p.m. at the CBU Theatre
on April 1. Come early at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy food/book sales and
a silent auction. A tentative list of performers includes: Ignatius
Brown, John Johnston, Beth Nelson, Tracie Burke, Karen Conway, Mary
Ogilvie, Teri Mason, Pong Malasri, Asit Ray, Peter Limper, and more.
There will also be performances from De La Salle Elementary at Blessed
Sacrament, Holy Names Catholic School, and Christian Brothers High
School. The event is FREE!
"Seen & Unseen: Art for the Blind and Sighted" by Guy
Cobb will be on exhibition through May 12 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery
(lower level of Plough Library). To learn more about Guy Cobb and his
artwork, visit www.guycobb.com.
FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINARS
CBU, in partnership with MPACT Memphis and the Financial Planning Association,
is presenting a series of seminars covering various aspects
of personal financial fitness. 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: Debt
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 click here.
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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