MAY 1-8, 2006

Senior Party: Tuesday, May 9; Location TBA
Commencement Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 10; 5:00 p.m., CBU Theater
Senior Picnic: Immediately following rehearsal in Boshwit Courtyard
Baccalaureate: Thursday, May 11; 7:00 p.m., CBU Theater
President's Reception: Immediately following Baccaluareate, Boshwit Courtyard
Commencement: Friday, May 12; 6:00 p.m., Cook Convention Center East Hall
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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.

Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology) was honored with the 2006 Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award at the Faculty/Staff Recognition Reception on April 27. The award annually honors a CBU educator, nominated by his/her peers, who exemplifies the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle in the 21st century.
Ms. Cathy Carter (Mathematics) was honored with the 2006 Dr. Marguerite Cooper Distinguished Professor Award at the Faculty/Staff Recognition Reception on April 27. The award is given annually in tribute to a School of Sciences professor who exemplifies excellence in teaching effectiveness; service to the department, university, and students; professional growth; and administration.
• Lady Buc pitcher Nikki Dunn ('09) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week for the period ending April 25. She started the week with 23 strikeouts in 12 innings in a double-header against Bethel. She earned the win in game one with a 5-0 victory and picked up ten strikeouts in relief in game two. Nikki finished off the week with a ten-inning complete game victory at home over West Alabama on Sunday. She struck out eight in the 2-1 extra inning win. This is her third Pitcher of the Week award this season.
Shawna Engel (Advancement) ran in the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville on April 29, finishing in 1:45.06.
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) is presenting a paper on "Evidence for Facial Nucleus Regulation of Compensatory Choroidal Vasodilation in Response to Systemic Hypotension in Rodents" to the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, this week. Dr. Fitzgerald will also be the symposium moderator. She is also a coauthor on another presentation to the meeting on "RP1L1 is Required for Appropriate Outer Segment Formation." One of the other coauthors is Rebekkah Griffith (Biology '06).
Ann Ramsey (Psychology '06) has been accepted into the Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate program at Saint Louis University. She has received a research assistantship.
• Senior chemistry majors Oscar Herrera, Eleenaw Jefferson, Priya Patel, and Sarah Wright made oral presentations of their senior research projects at the 29th Annual Area Collegiate Chemistry Meeting (ACCM) at the University of Tennessee-Martin on April 29. The ACC Meeting is in conjunction with a Green Chemistry program involving Industry-Academe interaction sponsored by the Kentucky Lakes, Memphis, and Nashville Local Sections of the American Chemical Society.

The following faculty members have been granted sabbatical for the 2006-07 academic year:
Dr. Michael Condren (Chemistry), full year sabbatical
Dr. Reginald Peyton (Marketing), full year sabbatical
Dr. Asit Ray (Chemical Engineering), fall semester sabbatical
Dr. Leigh Becker (Mathematics) spring semester sabbatical

• Congratulations to the following student organization honorees at Lasallian Spirit and Club Recognition Day on April 27. Lisa Williams, from Zeta Tau Alpha, was recognized as Outstanding Advisor. Zeta Tau Alpha was honored for its Outstanding Programming. Alpha Xi Delta was recognized for its Outstanding Academic Achievement and also for Outstanding Community Service.
• Congratulations to the newly-elected officers for the 2006-07 Student Government Association: Bobby Lawrence, President; Tony Kreager, V.P. Programming; Tim Miller, Programming Council Chairman; John Paul Masterson, V.P. Finance; Matt Bauer, V.P. Senate; and Aaron Lamey, V.P. Communications.
Up Til Dawn announces the newly-elected members of its 2006-07 Executive Board: Rebecca Riser, Executive Director; Frank Ramirez, Assistant Director; Kim Neal, Administrative Chair; Wilson Phillips, Morale Chair; Whitney Torok, Public Relations Chair; Brenna O'Malley, Entertainment Chair; Rinki Suri and Phillip Gattis, Corporate Marketing Chairs; John Carrico and Alicia Scarbrough, Fundraising Chairs; Megan Rice, Finance Chair; Tim Miller, Catering Chair; Antony Eddy, On-Location Chair; Laura Velasco, Patient Relations Chair; and Amanda Myers and Michael Herr, Recruitment Chairs.
The Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau extends congratulations and welcome to their newest sister, Corbie Cole. The sisters of AST also send love to graduating sisters, Ashley Miller and Shae Rowland. ("We'll miss you!") Alpha Sigma Tau celebrated the first anniversary of its chapter's founding on April 30. Congratulations!
• The Tennessee Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi honor society announces its newly-elected 2006-07 officers: Sheharyar Minhas, President; Sana Mujahid, Vice President; Ashley Prevost, Secretary; and Rebecca Bastnagel, Treasurer.

Several members of Tau Kappa Epsilon worked with Habitat for Humanity, building houses in the upper Frayser area, on April 22.


Congratulations to Lindsay Leslie, who has been selected to serve as a Peer Counselor for 2006-07.

Kathryn Hutchins, daughter of Jane Fleet, passed away recently after a long illness. Jane was the technical services librarian in the Plough Library for many years. Please keep Jane and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to 491 N. Highland, Apt. 29, Memphis TN 38122.


The Career Center held a drawing for a new Apple iPod on Friday, April 28. All students who registered their resumes between February 1 and April 21 were eligible for the drawing.  And the winner is... Ashley Drane (Marketing '07).  Ashley will be able to pick up her prize on Tuesday, May 2, in the Career Center.

Sorry for the delay, but the Canale Pool is now open, effective May 1. Hours are posted on the gate.

The Shot Nurse Immunization and Wellness Service will be on campus Wednesday, May 3, in the Thomas Center Conference Room, 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

Returning students should stop by the Division of Student Life for information as soon as possible regarding housing for the 2006-2007 school year. Freshmen will be assigned rooms soon. Come in now to avoid being placed on the waiting list for housing. Price lists and contracts can be picked up from the office, located on the first floor of the Thomas Center.

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:
• Monday-Thursday, May 1-May 4: 7:45 a.m. - midnight
• Friday, May 5: 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, May 6: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, May 7: 2:00 p.m. - midnight
• 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

"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).

Mass: Monday-Friday, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel
Bible Reflection: Monday, 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall)
Communion Service: Tuesday, 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel
Rosary: Friday, noon in St. Joseph Chapel
A few minutes of meditation before the Lord can make a world of difference. St. Joseph Chapel is a wonderful place to stop by and visit. Have a week full of God's peace!

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.

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