APRIL 24 - MAY 1, 2006

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen will be the speaker at the M. L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture Series on Thursday, April 27, in the CBU Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Bredesen will speak on "The Crisis in Health Care Benefits: Tennessee’s Challenges and Opportunities." Governor Bredesen's address is open to the public and reservations are recommended. For more information and to RSVP, call Lisa Teaford in the Advancement Office at 321-3270 or

Ana Lopez (Chemical Engineering '06) won first prize ($300) at the MidSouth Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers student design presentation competition at the Creek Cafe in Oxford, MS, on April 19. Her presentation, "Debottlenecking of Ethanol Batch Distillation System," described her senior project, which was done in conjunction with an internship at Buckman Laboratories.
Teri Mason (Behavioral Sciences) took three MHIRT program student participants to the 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, in Vancouver, British Columbia, in March to present research from summer 2005 projects in Uganda. Christina Blanchard-Horan and Teri Mason presented "Student Opportunities for Support for International Research through NIH MHIRT Programs" (Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald also contributed); Crystal Ton and Beth DeBlanc (graduate program in Medical Anthropology, U of M) presented "A Malaria Prevention Strategy in Uganda"; and Manny Patel (Biology '05) presented "Barriers to Self Sustainability at an Alternative IDP Camp."
Briget Murphy (Information Technology Services) edited a book that has been published by Yekaterinburg Publishers in Russia entitled Rembrandt's Prodigal Son: More Than Meets the Eye. The book is the first book in a series devoted to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Written by Galina Liouban, its goal is to introduce the reader to the museum's masterpieces from an unusual perspective—through the eyes of a Jewish historian and art connoisseur.
Sarah Wright (Chemistry '06) has been accepted to the Pharm.D. program University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.

Wayne Moore, father of Briget Murphy (Information Technology Services), passed away recently. Condolences may be sent to Briget in care of Campus Box 40.
Marjorie Arnold, mother of Brother Kenneth Arnold (Information Technology Services), passed away recently. Condolences may be sent to Brother Ken at Campus Box 56.
Clyde Cline, father of Jane Murphy (Printing & Mail Services), passed away on April 20 in North Carolina. Condolences may be sent to Jane at Campus Box T-10.
James L. Guy, professor emeritus in the School of Engineering, passed away on April 13. Mr. Guy taught over 25 years at CBU and was a founder of the Department of Civil Engineering. He was awarded the Brother Dominic Dunn Award for Student Service in 1993 by the CBU Alumni Association. Mr. Guy is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sarah Strong Guy, and four sons.
Please keep these departed souls and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

• CBU's Mu Tau chapter of Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta), the national Biology Honor Society, held its induction ceremony on April 5 and elections on April 6. Officers elected for 2006-2007 are Ashley Prevost, President; Michael Herr, Vice President; Rebecca Bastnagel, Treasurer; Sana Mujahid, Secretary; and Whitney Heath, Historian. Committee Chairs elected for 2006-2007 are Cynthia Johnson, Social Chair; Raven Fifer, Philanthropy Chair; Jeremy Armstrong, Public Relations Chair; Antony Eddy, Fundraising Chair; and Brian Kim, Volleyball Game Chair. Tri-Beta would like to thank the 2005-06 officers: Christie Spencer, President; Jennifer Hendrick, Vice President; Reena Patel, Secretary; Christina Brown, Treasurer; Sarah Wright, Historian; Melissa Hines, Social Chair; Steven Moore, Philanthropy Chair; Ashley Prevost, Public Relations Chair; Jeremy Hunt, Fundraising Chair; and Ann Ramsey, Volleyball Game Chair. Most importantly, Tri-Beta would like to give a big thanks to Dr. Mary Ogilvie for all her hard work and dedication.
• The ladies of the Theta Pi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta would like to recognize their graduating senior class: Janet Atkins, Michelle Bates, Jenny Bernard, Colleen Boyette, Laura Kreager, Jenny Mohan, Candice Phillips, Ann Ramsey, Heather Shirley, Christie Spencer, Brittany Williams, Melissa Woods, and Sarah Wright. AZD would like to thank them for everything they have done for the chapter and wish them well in the future.

Dr. Robert Koch, director of graduate nursing studies at the Loewenberg School of Nursing, will discuss nursing careers and preparation for nursing school on Monday, April 24, at 2:00 p.m. in Science 153 as part of the Biological Career Choices class. David Arrington (Biology '01) will also be speaking. David graduated from nursing school at the University of Memphis. Any interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

Please take time to vote on the Thomas Lipsmeyer Award on April 24-25 in the Dining Hall during lunch. You will also be able to vote at the Lasallian Spirit Celebration on April 27 (see below). The Thomas Lipsmeyer award recognizes the senior student who has most actively contributed to the campus and the community.

The Lasallian Spirit Celebration and Club Recognition Day will be April 27 in the Quad at noon. Come celebrate St. John Baptist de La Salle and honor all the hard work the student clubs have accomplished.

The Admissions Office will hold an information session for all students interested in becoming a 2006-07 ambassador on Thursday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. in Buckman 112. Come learn more about how you can share your experiences at CBU.

The Human Resources Office invites all CBU faculty and staff to the Faculty/Staff Recognition Event and Reception on Thursday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m. in the CBU Theatre. A reception will follow in Montesi Executive Conference Center, Buckman Hall. RSVP to Sonya Harris at if you plan to attend the reception.

Mass: Monday-Friday, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel
Bible Sharing: Monday, 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall)
Communion Service: Tuesday, 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel
Bible Study: Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. in Stritch Lounge
Noontime Prayer: Wednesday, 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel
Rosary: Friday, noon in St. Joseph Chapel

Students, faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend the last student-led Mass of the year on Sunday, May 7,at 9:00 p.m. in the De La Salle Chapel at Stritch Hall. This Mass will be in honor of the graduating seniors. You are welcome to end the school year in prayer and celebration of God's special blessings.

PLough Library will be open on the following schedule for the remainder of the semester:
Mondays-Thursdays, April 24-May 4: 7:45 a.m. - midnight
Fridays, April 28 & May 5: 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 29: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Sundays, April 30 & May 7: 2:00 p.m. - midnight
Saturday, May 6: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, May 8: 7:45 a.m. - midnight
Tuesday-Friday, May 9-12: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, May 13-14: CLOSED

TAKE A BREAK FROM STUDYING and come enjoy FREE Pancakes prepared by Student Life on Wednesday, May 3, in Alfonso Dining Hall, 9:30-10:30 p.m.

Prescott Baptist Church (961 Getwell Road) is holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Hope North, the Ugandan camp supported by CBU's MHIRT program, on Saturday, May 6, at 6:00 p.m. The church is also organizing a medical mission trip to Uganda in 2007. For more information, contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald or visit Dinner reservations for can be made by phone at 327-8479 by May 3.


"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).

The Memphis Grizzlies are making their third consecutive appearance in the NBA Playoffs and are offering CBU students, employees, staff, their families and friends deeply discounted tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Tickets are available for as low as $11.75 -- All you have to do is contact Kate Lyon, our Grizzlies rep, at 205-1466 or email Download an order form at

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 and check out the selection. A portion of all proceeds goes to the CBU Athletic Scholarship Fund.




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