THE WEEKLY* NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
JUNE 12 - JULY 17, 2006


KUDOS
• Lady Buccaneer shortstop Jenny Bernard (Biology '06) was named first team Academic All-District and second team Academic All-American ESPN Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To qualify for the honor, a player must have a cumulative 3.20 grade point average and be a starter in their particular sport. Bernard's name will now appear on the national ballot for All-American possibilities.
Dr. Frank Buscher (Former Dean, School of Arts) finished the Memphis in May Triathlon (.9 mile swim, 25 mile bike, 6.2 mile run) in 2:25:12.
• Lady Buccaneer pitcher Nikki Dunn ('09) has been named the Gulf South Conference West Division Freshman of the Year as voted on by the coaches of the league. Dunn helped the Lady Bucs set school records for wins in a season, as well as conference wins this year. She finished the season with a 13-16 record and 242 strikeouts, earning a first team All-GSC West nod. Dunn led the GSC in strikeouts and strikeouts per game.
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) gave a lecture on stem cell research to about 35 students and 5-6 faculty at Germantown High School on May 10. She also gave lectures on ocular blood flow and outer retinal function to the first year students at the Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Fitzgerald also gave a lecture on biotechnology to a group of middle school and high school students at Central High who are participating in a program for schools on the Tennessee "target" list.
• Buccaneer shortstop Mark Foster ('08) was named to the first team All-GSC West as voted on by the coaches of the league. Foster is the youngest Buc to earn first team honors. He finished the season with a .375 batting average, leading the team in runs scored with 54 and finishing second in hits with 72.
• Buccaneer third baseman John Raymond Hehn (Business '06) was named a second-team Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-American. Hehn adds this award to a list that includes Gulf South Conference Co-Player of the Year, first team All-GSC, first team All-South Central Region, first team CoSIDA Academic All-District, and third team Academic All-American. He finished up one of the best offensive seasons ever at CBU. He set six different season records this year including batting average (.482), doubles (19), RBIs (64), total bases (137), slugging (.835) and on-base percentage (.563). Hehn's 13 home runs tied him for seventh in a season and his 79 hits were third best all-time.
• Ten CBU Electrical and Computer Engineering Students presented posters at this year’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon 2006 conference and received the three highest awards: Chris Ramberg ('06) took First Place for "Autonomous Robotics," Jennifer Foley ('06) won Second Place for "A FEMLAB Tutorial," and Phuc Linh Nguyen ('06) took Third Place for "Electrical System Design For Amazon.com."
• Faculty members from the CBU Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering were also actively involved in this year’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon 2006 conference. Dr. Eric Welch (Dean of Engineering) served as Student Paper Chair, Dr. Robert Drake served as Tutorial and Workshop Chair, Dr. Fred Terry presented a workshop on "Ethics in Engineering Problem Solving," and John Ventura served as both Student Activities Chair and Technical/Proceeding Programs Co-Chair.
• The CBU Athletic Department led the Gulf South Conference with 41 student-athletes named to the GSC Spring Academic Honor Roll. The GSC Academic Honor Roll consists of those student-athletes who have earned a 3.00 GPA in the spring semester. The baseball team led all spring sports with 20 student-athletes included. For the complete list of CBU Honor Roll students, click here.

CONDOLENCES
Scott Ragland Davis, son of David R. Davis (former Chair of the Education Department, 1989-96) died in California on May 11. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Joseph G. Costa, Memphis business leader and former CBU board chairman, died on May 11 in Gulf Shores, AL. Please keep the Costa family in your prayers. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Carol Penelope (Penny) Bell, sister of Lisa Bell (Advancement), passed away on May 20.  Please keep the family in your prayers. Condolences may be sent to Lisa at Campus Box 104. The family requests that memorials be sent to Christian Brothers University.
Alma Collins-Livingstone, mother of CBU student Willard Wilks, passed away on May 20. Please keep Willard and his family in your prayers.

CARRIERE NAMED DEAN OF ARTS
Dr. Marius Carriere (History & Political Science) has been named Dean of the School of Arts. Carriere has been serving as chair of History and Political Science Department since 2004. He came to CBU in 1980 and previously served as department chair from 1990-1996. Carriere is widely published in the areas of pre-Civil War nativism, slavery, and politics and served as editor of the West Tennessee Historical Society publication Papers. He also recently served as president of the Tennessee Conference of The American Association of University Professors.

WELCOME TO CBU
Andrew Prislovsky has joined the Office of Advancement in the position of director of development. He comes to CBU from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, where he served as director of development for the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health. He also served as vice president for field services for the American Heart Association before joining UT.

CBU ANNUAL FUND EXCEEDS GOAL
Thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, staff, faculty, and friends, Christian Brothers University has exceeded the 2005-06 Annual Fund goal by nearly $50,000 for a total of more than $1,280,000. “We are especially grateful to those supporters who increased their level of support this year,” said Ruth Carr, vice president for advancement. “Alumni and friends are clearly showing their belief in the University and its mission by ensuring that CBU is a recipient of their generosity.” The CBU annual fund provides more than $1 million each year in key financial resources for the university. These gifts are used for purchasing lab equipment and computers, paying faculty salaries, providing financial aid to deserving students, buying athletic equipment, and supporting a diverse range of academic and extracurricular programs.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
The CBU chapter of Alpha Chi, the National Scholarship Honor Society, is pleased to announce its officers for 2006-07 school year: Sheharyar Minhas, President; Sana Mujahid, Vice President; Ashley Prevost, Secretary; and Rebecca Bastnagel, Treasurer. Alpha Chi would also like to thank its outgoing officers and congratulate them on their graduation: Laura Kreager, President; Melissa Hines, Vice President; Jenny Bernard, Secretary; and Emily Defur, Treasurer.

SUMMER HOURS
• The CBU Bookstore will be open 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Friday.
Plough Library will be open 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 2:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed on Saturday. These hours are in effect through August 11, with exceptions for Monday, July 3 (8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, July 4 (CLOSED).
Mail Services will be open 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (through July 28).

NEW HELP DESK HOURS
The ITS Help Desk hours of operation are now 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday; and 1:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday.

LIBRARY MAILBOX CHANGE
The mailbox number for Plough Library is now Campus Box T-7. Please note this change in your current campus directory; new directories will reflect the change when printed this fall.

FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINARS
A free seminar on "Building Wealth" will be offered on Thursday, June 15, 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 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 July 17 and then return to its regular weekly schedule on August 21.

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