Brother Vincent Malham and Luther
Facility Services) are
pictured above with the 2006 Beautiful Business
Award recently presented to CBU by Memphis City Beautiful for oustanding
environmental and beautification efforts in the institutional category.
• Tonna Bruce ('84) has been named to the
new post of Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at CBU.
She will manage the operations and enrollment activities for the evening
program as well as the graduate degree programs in business, education,
and engineering. Bruce comes to CBU from a position as associate director
of the Wang Center for International Business Education and Research
at the University of Memphis. She has also been an adjunct
faculty member at CBU. In addition to a B.S.B.A. from CBU, she earned
an M.B.A. degree from the University of Memphis and is a graduate
of the University of Tennessee Executive Development Program. more...
• Martin Brock has joined the Division of Student Life in the position of Director
of Events Management.
Sandra Nega ('78) has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia
and must remain in isolation due to a tendency to anemic infection. Her CBU family
asks that you keep her in your prayers.
• 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.
• Mail Services will be open 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (through
Hill ('09) finished the Gibson 5K Run/Walk
as 2006 Overall Male Champion on June 9. He
is pictured at left receiving his award from Olympic marathon runner
and bestselling author Jeff Galloway. A member of the CBU
cross country team, Hill was named an All-American earlier this
• Melissa Hines (Biology '06) has been accepted
to the College of Medicine at the University of Texas in Houston.
John Ventura (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
was honored by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers with its
2006 Distinguished Service Award at the association's annual meeting
in Franklin, TN, on June 9. Ventura was
also awarded his Ph.D. this spring from Nova Southeastern University.
His dissertation topic was "Web-Based
Evaluation Process for an Electrical and Computer Engineering Department."
• The CBU School of Engineering was named the "Outstanding
Employer of the Year" by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers
(TSPE) at its annual state meeting on June 9 in
BUCCANEERS NAMED TO GULF SOUTH TOP TEN
volleyball player Laura Washington (English/Corporate
Communications '07) and baseball player John
Raymond Hehn (Business '06) were selected as two of the Gulf
South Conference's "Top
These awards, based on athletic, academic, and extracurricular achievement
during the 2005-06 academic year, recognize the top five male and top
five female student-athletes in the GSC. The top male and female
receive the Commissioner's Trophy, the Conference's most prestigious
honor. The presentations were made at the GSC's annual awards banquet
on June 29 in Pensacola Beach, FL. more...
WILSON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation of Memphis has announced
a partnership with CBU and will provide a $250,000 scholarship
fund for juniors and seniors majoring in the sciences. The annual
scholarships will be awarded to students maintaining a 3.0 grade
point average and a full academic schedule and who are involved in community
service activities. The Wilson Science Scholarships are renewable for qualified
TV STAR TO SPEAK AT CBU
As a contestant on Survivor: Vanuatu, Chad
Crittenden shocked viewers when he revealed that he only had one
leg. About a year and a half before the show, he had his right leg amputated
below the knee to remove a rare and deadly form of cancer; he went on the
TV show to demonstrate that persons with a disability or handicap are just
as capable as those without. Crittenden will present his story of triumph
over adversity to new students at CBU's Orientation Weekend on Sunday,
August 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the CBU Theatre. For more information, call Sarah
McDaniel at 321-3529.
FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINARS
A free seminar on "Investment Basics" will
be offered on Thursday, July 20, 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 "Buying a Home," August
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.
BROTHER JUSTIN'S MYSTERY NOVEL AVAILABLE ONLINE
Brother Justin Lucian's novel, Professor Baker's Hand
Grenade, is now available from Amazon.com. "Real-world newstories form
the basis for thrilling adventures in modern Paris, Angers, Aix-en-Provence
and the island of St-Michel with the psychology professor and his friends..."
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