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.
• 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
• Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) spoke as part of the
Seminary Chapel Series at the Memphis Theological Seminary on March 29. Her topic
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
• 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
• 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
PARKING LOT WILL BE CLOSED
CBU will host 160-200 high school students with parents and teachers
attending the 4th Annual Engineering High School
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.
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.
• 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
13), 5:00 p.m.; Good Friday (April 14), 3:00 p.m.; Easter
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.
• "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
• "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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!
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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