MARCH 27 - APRIL 3, 2006

• Buccaneer third baseman John Raymond Hehn (Business Administration '06) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the period ending March 21. He earns his second weekly honor of the season after hitting .611 with four homers, four doubles, 14 RBIs and slugging 1.500, while adding a .696 on base percentage.
Jennifer Hendrick (Biology '06) won a Best Paper Presentation award at the Western Regional Collegiate Division meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center on March 18. Her paper was entitled "Abdominal compartment syndrome in a newly diagnosed patient with Burkitt's lymphoma."
Sheharyar Minhas (Biology '06) won a Best Paper Presentation award at the Western Regional Collegiate Division meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center on March 18. Her paper was entitled "Effect of glycosylation on CTL epitope presentation from influenza neuraminidase."
Heath Smith (Business Administration '08) finished his second marathon in Little Rock on March 5 with a time of 3:22:53. He also placed tenth in the Midsouth Championship Marathon in Wynne, AR, in November.
• CBU psychology students presented research at the Mid-South Psychology Conference at Lambuth University in Jackson, TN on March 25. Deborah Frey and Tabitha Hamilton won second place with their research paper, "The influence of positive and negative dreams in relation to the presleep and postsleep confidence levels." Faisal Ansari and Tammy Ferguson also won second place with their research poster, "The relationship between self-esteem and sexual practices of the youth population." Other students presenting research posters were Beth Kimes, "Stress of Alzheimer's disease in family caregivers and use of community resources"; Andrea Bordwell and Candice Dixon, "Relationship between a child's age at the time of parents' divorce and academic success"; Rachel New and Lauren Nelson, "Suicide and depression in adolescents and the effectiveness of counseling as a treatment"; and Rachel Wheeler and Ashley Hum, "The relationship between creativity and bipolar disorder on recurrent bad dreams and nightmares in college students." Drs. Elizabeth Nelson, Maureen O'Brien, and Rodney Vogl attended as Behavioral Sciences faculty.

Congratulations to the following teams for winning first, second and third place in the third annual CBU Battle of the Brains on Saturday, March 25:
• 1st place ($225): Matt Cubed: Matt Morgan (Psychology), Matt Nelson(Mathematics), and Matt Shaver (Chemical Engineering)
• 2nd place ($150): The Big Bad Wolves: Erin Huff (Psychology), Sara Huggins (Psychology), and Mandi Pitt (History)
• 3rd place ($75): The Lucky Clovers: Ashley Miller (Biology), Marly Hazen (Psychology), and Lindsay Leslie (English)
This was Matt Morgan's second year to be on the winning team and the third year that the Lucky Clovers took home a prize. Also competing in the event (and undoubtedly be seeking revenge in the next Battle of the Brains) were:
The Team Your Mother Warned You About: Andrew Warren (Civil Engineering), Blake O'Briant (Mechanical Engineering), and Matthew Pascall (Mechanical Engineering)
The Random Numbers: Alex Arthur (Mechanical Engineering), Timothy Keough (Religion & Philosophy), and Isaac Barr (Biology) 
Baldylocks and the Two Beards: Nick Hill (Physics), Megan Kelleher (History/English), and John Legge (Chemistry)
The Redheads: Roossell Brandon (Psychology), Caitlin Woodward (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science), and Kevin Nuckolls (Computer Science)
Congratulations to the winners and to all the students who played. The Battle of the Brains is sponsored by the CBU Honors Program. For more information on the Honors Program visit

A representative from Edge Hill College in Ormskirk, England (just 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.
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

• The end of the school year is in sight and the Office of Student Financial Assistance just wants to remind you that it will begin mailing out award letters to returning students who will not graduate after final grades are posted in mid-May.
If you are planning to take summer classes and would like to receive financial aid (Stafford Loans, Pell Grants, or work-study only) there are some additional steps you will need to take:
> You must have the 2005-2006 FAFSA on file with CBU. If you haven't filled one out, you may do so at CBU's code is 003482.
> Students must be registered for classes at least half time (six hours for undergraduates or five hours for graduates).
> Complete the Summer Financial Aid Request form located at The Financial Assistance Office will process it and notify you if you are eligible for any aid for the summer.
    If you decide not to attend, you must drop your classes before the term starts or you will incur charges. Please notify Student Financial Assistance, the Business Office, and the Registrar.

Any and all students interested in or considering law school are invited to a meeting of the CBU Pre-Law program on Tuesday, March 28, at 5:00 p.m. in Kenrick 200. Among the items discussed will be activities for this and next semester, LSAT exam information, and Pre-Law resources available at CBU.

Anthony Williams (Music) is putting together a choir which will 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 or

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; Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays, noon-1:00 p.m.; Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Stritch Lounge; Noontime Prayer on 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

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.

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 artist-in-residence Taga Francis Nuwagaba will present an exhibition of his works entitled "Pearls of Uganda" at the DCI Gallery (772 Brookhaven Circle East), March 30-April 14. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, March 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the gallery. Working in watercolors and oils, his art focuses primarily on endangered species and threatened African cultures. For more on Taga and his artwork, visit
• "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

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. 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

The 9th Annual Research Poster Session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, in the East Lounge of the Thomas Center, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please email the titles of posters to be exhibited to by April 12.

CBU, in partnership with MPACT Memphis and the Financial Planning Association, is presenting a series of eight 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 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

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