APRIL 10 - 17, 2006

In honor of National Library Week, Benjamin Head and Suzanne Mangrum (Plough Library, above) entered the CBU physics department’s bottle rocket competition on April 6. With three (mostly) successful flights, they won the longest time in the air part of the competition. The duo researched (in the library, of course) and built their rocket in less than 24 hours. More photos are available at


Senior Day meetings will be held Tuesday, April 11, in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall). If you are planning to graduate in May, you need to attend one of the two meetings, scheduled for noon-1:30 p.m. or 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Jennifer Bernard (Biology '06) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine at Knoxville.
Dr. Mike Condren (Chemistry) spoke to students at Germantown High School on March 30. His presentation, "Nanotechnology: The next BIG thing, only smaller," was part of the after-school seminar program for AP science students.
Dr. Scott Geis (Religion & Philosophy) presented a paper entitled "Suffering (and) the Consolations of Religion" to the Eleventh Annual Christianity in the Academy conference at the University of Memphis on March 31, and also participated in a brief panel discussion on various issues and questions related to the conference theme of Classical Education in the Post-Modern Academy. Dr. Geis will be included in the 2006 edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
Christy Harwell (Natural Science '06) has been board-certified as a massage therapist and is working with Spa Chakra and Salon in Southaven.
Whitney Heath (Biology '07), Truc Le (Biology '08), and Brett Prentiss (Biology '06) have been accepted by the Memphis Zoo to be Biodiversity Fellows this summer. This fellowship is highly competitive with students from other universities. The positions are funded by a grant from the Assisi Foundation.
Jennifer Hendrick (Biology '06) and Melissa Hines (Biology '06) presented papers to the Alpha Chi Honor Society Regional meeting in Wilmington, NC, on (respectively)"Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in a Newly Diagnosed Patient with Burkitt Lymphoma" and "Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in a Newly Diagnosed Patient with Burkitt Lymphoma." Sana Mujahid (Biology '07) also attended.


The Division of Student Life is pleased to announce that the following students have been selected to serve as Peer Counselors for the 2006-2007 academic year: Burton Bridges, Turner Crow, Jesse East, Antony Eddy, Lauren Hearn, Nicholas Hill, Lacey Hopper, Ashley Hum, Tony Kreager, Jestein Lamey, Tim Miller, Amanda Myers, Tori Nelson, Rachel New, Brenna O'Malley, Wilson Phillips, Amanda Pitt, Jennifer Prater, Rebecca Riser, Alicia Scarborough, Lori Stewart, Kelly Summons, Quennette Taylor, and Kelly Towns. Principal Alternates are Philip Gattas, Tabitha Hamilton, Kristen Kirkland, and Lindsay Leslie. Special thanks to each student who applied. Your willingness to help the incoming students and their transition to college life is admirable and truly appreciated.

The Pi Epsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon held its annual Night of Life on April 8 with a field trip to the Pink Palace, a cookout, and a carnival for children in the Dream Factory of Memphis program. TKE presented a check for $3,500 to a young lady with cystic fibrosis to help realize her dream of a trip to France.
Tri-Beta and American Chemical Society would like to thank all who participated and attended the Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit charity volleyball game, especially Old Age and Deceit team members Dr. Tracie Burke, Ms. Cathy Carter, Dr. Johnny Holmes, Dr. Max Maloney, Br. Francisco Martin, Mr. Ken Massa, Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Dr. Katie Sauser, and Dr. John Varriano. Though their team may have looked promising when the tournament went to three games, the students left Old Age and Deceit in defeat. A special thanks to Ann Ramsey ('06) for coordinating the event, which raised over $600 for the Church Health Center through donations and raffle ticket sales.
The International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity) is hosting a Behavioral Interviewing Workshop with Christy Mater, from Enterprises, on Tuesday, April 11, at 1:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 111. All are welcome to attend.

The following religious services during Holy Week will be observed on campus in De La Salle Chapel (Stritch Hall): Holy Thursday, 5:00 p.m.; Good Friday, 3:00 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 11:00 a.m. All are welcome!

Plough Library will be open 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, and then will be closed Thursday-Sunday, April 13-16. Regular hours will resume on Monday, April 17.
The Computer Center will be closed Thursday-Sunday, April 13-16. The 24-hour lab will be available via ID card access.

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.

The Epsilon Psi Chapter of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity) is hosting its Second Annual Fashion Show, "Strictly Business," in conjunction with the Career Center on Thursday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the CBU Theatre. The show will be hosted by Aleesha White, Epsilon Psi president, and Jill Ellis, Ellis Image Consulting, Inc. Tickets are $3.00 in advance and $4.00 at the door. There will be two raffles, one for a $200 gift card to Macy's, and one for an hour-consultation with Jill Ellis (you must be present to win). Come out and support CBU's Business Fraternity and get fashion tips for the business world.

A Student Voice/Piano Recital featuring the students of Tony Silva and Anthony Williams will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Admission is free.
The CB Singers will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Admission is free.

• "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

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.

• 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.

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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