THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
APRIL 3-10, 2006


FOOL-O-RAMA TALENT SHOW
The Second Annual Fool-o-Rama Faculty/Staff Talent Show on April 1 raised more than $1,700 for De La Salle Elementary School at Blessed Sacrament. A slide show is available at www.cbu.edu/News/talent. Congratulations!

KUDOS

• Lady Buc pitcher Nikki Dunn (General Studies '09) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week for the period ending March 28. On the week, she struck out 21, including a GSC high 17 batters against UCA. She walked none, and had a 1.31 ERA. She leads the GSC in strikeouts so far this season with 120.
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) spoke as part of the Seminary Chapel Series at the Memphis Theological Seminary on March 29. Her topic was "The Integration of Life and Life Sciences."
• Buccaneer basketball forward Kevin Weybright (General Studies '08) was named Second Team All-South Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He is the second Buc ever to be named to an All-Region team, the first since 2004.
Matt Harrell (Economics & Finance '08) and Kevin Smith (Finance '07) have been selected as the first recipients of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Pi Epsilon Chapter Gregory Raymond Gadomski Scholarship.

WELCOME TO CBU
James Cantrell and Charles Spragins have joined the Department of Campus Safety as Campus Police Officers.

GREEK WEEK 2006
• MONDAY: Greek Gods Auction at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Admission is $2.00.
• TUESDAY: Baseball Tailgate with a cookout at 1:00 p.m. outside Buc Baseball Field (rain location is under the Thomas Center). The games start at 2:00 p.m.
• WEDNESDAY: Everyone should wear their letters and be sure to sign in at Alfonso Dining Hall.
• THURSDAY: Faculty Appreciation Breakfast will be held in Boshwit Courtyard, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Rain location will be in the lobby outside Spain Auditorium.
• FRIDAY: The Greek Olympics start at 2:00 p.m. and run until 5:00 p.m. on Nolan Field. The All Greek Banquet starts at 7:30 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall.

Happy Greek Week to the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Tau Alpha; and to the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Sigma, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Tau Kappa Epsilon!
—Love, the Sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau

EMPLOYEE INSURANCE MEETINGS
It is time for Open Enrollment, where employees may elect to enroll in or make changes to current insurance plans that will become effective on May 1. There will be two informational sessions on Monday, April 3, in Spain Auditorium at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., to discuss plan design and rate changes for the upcoming year. Gregg Conroy, executive director of TICUA Benefit Consortium, will discuss CBU's claims experience over the last year, rate changes for the upcoming plan year, and new options (including a co-pay plan). It is important to attend one of these sessions if you are enrolled or would like to enroll in any health, dental, or life insurance plan.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
Alpha Sigma Tau would like to congratulate sister Ashley Miller and Jenny Bernard of Alpha Xi Delta for being recognized by the Memphis Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association for having the Highest GPAs among graduating Panhellenic sisters. AST also congratulates sisters Kären Brandon and Mandi Pitt for being recognized by the Memphis Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association! Kären earned AST's highest GPA award, and Mandi earned AST's highest new member GPA award.
The International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity) is having its Second Annual Fashion Show on Thursday, April 20. Models are needed; they can either sign up this week in the Alfonso Dining Hall during lunch or email Aleesha White at awhite@cbu.edu.

SHOT NURSE
The Shot Nurse Immunization and Wellness Service will be on campus Wednesday, April 5, in the East Lounge, 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.

BOTTLE ROCKET COMPETITION
The CBU Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) is sponsoring a campus-wide bottle rocket competition on Thursday, April 6, at 12:30 in Nolan Field. All are invited to enter their home-made rockets. All you need is an empty 2-liter soda bottle and a little imagination. The rockets are propelled with pressurized water and air. Prizes will be awarded for the longest flight time, accuracy in hitting a target, and for the best-looking rocket that can launch and land an egg safely. For more details, contact SPS Vice-President Austin King at apking@cbu.edu.

PARKING LOT WILL BE CLOSED
CBU will host 160-200 high school students with parents and teachers attending the 4th Annual Engineering High School Competitions on Thursday, April 6. To provide space for the events, the employee parking lot between St. Benilde Hall and De La Salle Hall will be closed beginning the evening of Wednesday, April 5.

THANK YOU
The Department of Education would like to thank the Brothers for hosting a dinner on March 29 for its graduate education students. The faculty and student thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and found it to be a wonderful evening of fellowship. 

CAMPUS MINISTRY
The Student Athletic Advisory Committee has raised over $1,500 to assist Catholic Relief Services' food security projects around the world. This donation from our student athletes is a great sign of their dedication to help their brothers and sisters in need around the world. As Christ said in the scriptures, "When you do it to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do it unto Me." Campus Ministry congratulates our student athletes and our athletic department on a job well done!
• The following religious services during Holy Week will be observed on campus in De La Salle Chapel (Stritch Hall): Holy Thursday (April 13), 5:00 p.m.; Good Friday (April 14), 3:00 p.m.; Easter Sunday (April 16), 11:00 a.m. All are welcome!

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE NOTICES
• 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 www.fafsa.ed.gov. 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 www.cbu.edu/Prospective/summeraid.html. 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.

GRIZZLIES COLLEGE NIGHT 2006
The Memphis Grizzlies invite the CBU community to Grizzlies College Night on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. for a game pitting the Grizzlies against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Kevin Garnett. Tickets are only $10 with a valid CBU ID at the FedExForum Box Office. Any large group seeking tickets may contact Kate Lyon at 205-1466.

ART EXHIBITIONS
• "Pearls of Uganda," an exhibition by CBU artist-in-residence Taga Francis Nuwagaba is on display at the DCI Gallery (772 Brookhaven Circle East) though April 14. For more on Taga and his artwork, visit www.tagaart.com.
• "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.

RESEARCH POSTER SESSION
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 malinda@cbu.edu by April 12.

FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINARS
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 www.mpactmemphis.org/Pillars/News-Detail-Page.cfm?ID=5332.

SUPPORT YOUR BUCS!
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