COMMENCEMENT WEEK 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
Thursday, May 11; 7:00 p.m., CBU Theater
• President's Reception:
Baccaluareate, Boshwit Courtyard
Friday, May 12; 6:00 p.m., Cook Convention Center East
For more information, visit www.cbu.edu/studentlife/commencement
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
• 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
, 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
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• Congratulations to the following student organization honorees
at Lasallian Spirit and Club Recognition Day on April 27. Lisa
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
• Congratulations to the newly-elected officers for the 2006-07
Student Government Association: Bobby Lawrence, President; Tony
V.P. Programming; Tim Miller, Programming
Council Chairman; John Paul
Masterson, V.P. Finance; Matt
Bauer, V.P. Senate; and Aaron
• 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
Several members of Tau Kappa Epsilon worked with Habitat for Humanity,
building houses in the upper Frayser area, on April 22.
NEW PEER COUNSELOR
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.
CAREER CENTER iPOD WINNER
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.
POOL IS OPEN
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 www.cbu.edu/News/Connection/shotnurse.pdf.
HOUSING FOR RETURNING STUDENTS
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.
MASS FOR SENIORS
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.
LIBRARY STUDY AND EXAM HOURS
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).
SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK
• 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!
HOPE NORTH FUNDRAISER
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 www.prescottchurch.org.
Dinner reservations for can be made by phone at 327-8479 by May
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.