THE WEEKLY* NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
MAY 8 - JUNE 12, 2006


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
Baccalaureate: Thursday, May 11; 7:00 p.m., CBU Theater
President's Reception: Immediately following Baccalaureate, Boshwit Courtyard
Commencement: Friday, May 12; 6:00 p.m., Cook Convention Center East Hall
For more information, visit www.cbu.edu/studentlife/commencement.

KUDOS
Dr. Scott Nikaido (Religion & Philosophy) gave a series of talks at the Idlewild Presbyterian Church entitled "The Jews, John, and the Gospel of Thomas: Understanding the New Testament Gospels" on April 23 and 30.

FACULTY/STAFF NEWS
Kyle Bone has been named to the position of assistant director of athletics for development, effective June 1. Kyle has been director of events management at CBU since 2005 and was previously marketing and promotions manager at Memphis Motorsports Park.
Dr. Howard Lawrence (Accounting) has been granted the title of Professor Emeritus for the School of Business.
Dr. Peter Limper (Religion & Philosophy) has been granted the title of Professor Emeritus for the School of Arts.

FACULTY/STAFF SOCIAL GATHERING
The final Faculty/Staff Social of the semester will be held Wednesday, May 10, in conjunction with the Senior Picnic in Boshwit Courtyard, following Commencement Rehearsal (approximately 6:00 p.m.). Come join your colleagues for some end-of-the-year fellowship and say congratulations to the Class of 2006.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
The following students were recently inducted into Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology: Bruce Bivens, Lauren Bobal, Andrea Bordwell, Stanley Eason, April Hall, Jessica Horvath, Ashley Hum, Shelley Lawrence, James Masters, Thomas McDaniel, Ashley Miller, Kim Neal, Chartell Nelson, Regina Paige, Candice Phillips, Jonathan Pritchett, Michael Rosario, Anthony Rudolph, Erica Sage, Dory Sellers, Michael Tayco, and Shanta Wilson. The following members were elected as officers for the 2006-2007 academic year: Ashley Hum (President), Andrea Bordwell (Vice President), Jessica Horvath (Secretary), Kim Neal (Treasurer), Shanta Wilson (New Members Officer), Jonathan Pritchett (Public Relations Officer), and Lauren Bobal (Research Coordinator). For information on becoming a member, contact Dr. Maureen O’Brien at mobrien@cbu.edu.

SUMMER WORK-STUDY POSITIONS
Graduate Engineering is looking for students who are interested in summer work-study. Students are needed for the new online MSEM program to record and edit classes. Training will be provided on the operation of video/computer equipment and procedures. Hours are flexible  and can be arranged around any other job you might have this summer. This is a vital, new program and LOTS of students are needed to help out. The stipend is $600. For more information please contact Glenda Emerick at 321-3410 or lemerick@cbu.edu.

CASH FOR BOOKS
Students: Stop by the CBU Bookstore and get cash for your books. Bring them in by May 12 to get the most for them. Every buyback earns you a coupon to Camy's Pizza in Midtown plus a chance to win great prizes. Also check out the Bookstore's clothing sale. Hours are 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Monday-Tuesday; 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday; and 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Friday.

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.

LIBRARY STUDY AND EXAM HOURS
Plough Library will be open on the following schedule for the remainder of the semester:
• 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

ART EXHIBITION
"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).

FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINARS
A free seminar on "Smart Women Finish Rich" will be offered on Thursday, May 18, as part of the ongoing series of eight seminars covering various aspects of personal financial fitness presented by CBU in partnership with MPACT Memphis and the Financial Planning Association. 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 in Buckman Hall, 6:00-7:30 p.m. The remaining topics are: 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 click here.

SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR CBU CONNECTION
The CBU Connection will appear monthly during the summer. It will be emailed and published online on June 12 and July 17. The Connection will return to its regular weekly schedule on August 21.

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