Monday: BUC BREAKFAST , Chicken Biscuits in the Quad, 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday: MOVIE ON THE LAWN, Nolan Intramural Field, 8:00 p.m.
Friday: STUDENTS vs FACULTY KICKBALL, Bland Softball Field, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: WELCOME BACK COOKOUT & PARTY, Nolan Intramural Field, Noon - 11:00 p.m.; Band @ 7:00 p.m.

The Plough Foundation has awarded a $2.5 million grant to expand the CBU science facilities, the largest gift of its kind for the School of Sciences. "This generous financial commitment will allow the University to further enhance the excellent reputation of our degree programs in the sciences,” said CBU president Brother Vincent Malham. The expanded Science Center will include additional state-of-the-art biology and chemistry labs, meeting space, multi-purpose research and study areas, and needed faculty office space.

Luke Maurelius Grande, a former Christian Brother and president of Christian Brothers College (1964-70), passed away at age 84 on July 29 in Coral Springs, FL. He had a distinguished career as an English teacher and authored the book Twelve Virtues of a Good Teacher. After withdrawing from the Christian Brothers, he continued to teach in colleges in Florida and wrote and published several books of poetry. He leaves his wife, Lee Grande. Condolences may be sent to her at 4858 N W 103rd Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33076

Carolina Calvo, new daughter of Yancy Villa-Calvo (Graduate & Professional Studies, '99) and Mauricio Calvo ('97), was born on August 2 at 2:00 pm. She weighted 7.18 lb. and measured 20" long. Yancy and the baby are doing great, and big sister Anna is fascinated by her new little sister.

Maya N. Berry has joined the staff of the Plough Library in the position of Acquisitions/ Circulation Supervisor, replacing Suzanne Mangrum who relocated to the Nashville area in June. She comes to CBU from the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, most recently employed at the Parkway Village branch.
Mr. Tommy Gaines has joined the faculty of the School of Arts as Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Speech (Music). He is formerly a member of the voice faculty of Rhodes College and previously held faculty positions at the University of Memphis and Crichton College. He is currently the Vice President of the Memphis Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (N.A.T.S.).
Dr. David Gides has joined the faculty of the School of Arts as Assistant Professor of Religion & Philosophy and Director of the Catholic Studies Program. He comes to CBU from Emmanuel College in Boston. He attended Manhattan College, in the tradition of the Christian Brothers, and has taught at a Christian Brothers high school and college.
Dr. Paul Haught has joined the faculty of the School of Arts as Assistant Professor of Religion & Philosophy. He has been Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Newberry College in Newberry, SC, and also taught at Clayton College and State University in Morrow, GA, and at Tulane University.
Tela McEwen ('04) has joined the Office of Admissions as an Assistant Director of Admissions. She returns to CBU from Belhaven College, where she was an Enrollment Counselor.
Eric Opperman has joined the Department of Athletics as Sports Information Director. He comes to CBU from Ouachita Baptist University.
Dr. Neal Palmer has joined the faculty of the School of Arts as Visiting Assistant Professor of History & Political Science. He taught at the University of Memphis and Rhodes College before joining the faculty at CBU.
Andrea Payne has joined the Division of Student Life in the position of Office Manager. Andrea is the mother of Kyle Summers (Biology '08).

• "Studies in Color & Form," a retrospective exhibition by glass artist Gary Beecham at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library) will open with a public reception on Friday, August 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pictured at left is Martian Constellations, a vase form from 2005. The exhibition will be in the gallery through October 26. Beecham is an internationally known glass artist, with artwork in collections around the world. For more information, visit the artist's website at
• An exhibition of artwork by Kong Wee Pang will be on display in the foyer of the Sam & Beverly Ross Gallery, opening on Friday, August 25, and on view through October 26. A graduate of Nanyang College in Singapore and the Memphis College of Art, she is currently an assistant art director at archer>malmo in Memphis.

Auditions for the CBU production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest will be held Thursday and Friday evenings, August 24 and 25, at 7:00 p.m. in the CBU Theatre. The show runs the first weekend in October. LOTS of male and female actors are needed. No experience necessary! Volunteers to help with set building, lights, props, publicity, costumes, stage managing, etc. are also needed. Credit hours are available! For more information please contact the director, Kevin Shaw, at


Dr. Leigh C. Becker (Mathematics) is coauthor of a research paper on "Stability, fixed points and inverses of delays," which is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (136A, pp. 245-275, 2006).
Dr. Michael Condren (Chemistry) and his colleagues at UW-Madison conducted two workshops at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Purdue University in July.
Dr. Lisa Hickman (Literature & Languages, Adjunct) has authored a book (at left) on William Faulkner and Joan Williams: The Romance of Two Writers, to be published this fall by McFarland & Company Publishers. She also wrote a review of The Judas Field by Howard Bahr for The Memphis Flyer's Summer Literary Guide (July 6 issue).
Betty McWillie (Career Center) was elected for a third term as President of the National Career Development Association for the State of Tennessee at the NCDA Conference held in Chicago in July.
• Lady Buc middle blocker Laura Washington (English for Corporate Communications '07) has been named to the preseason All-GSC Volleyball Team. The Seattle native is the reigning GSC West Player of the Year.
• Three Buccaneer soccer players have been named to the preseason All-GSC team: defender Kieran Wilson (M.Ed. '07) was picked to repeat his first-team All-GSC accolades from a year ago; midfielder Brian McNamara (Business '08) and forward Brad Whitsitt ('07) join Wilson on the team.

CBU awarded four endowed faculty chairs at the President's Workshop on August 17. The Harold R. Krelstein Chair in Performing Arts and Communications was awarded to Ms. Jana Travis (Art); the Morrie and Lillian Moss Chair in Accounting was awarded to Dr. Claire Nash (Accounting); the Douglas J. Thomas Chair in Engineering was awarded to Dr. Siripong Malasri (Civil Engineering); and the Dr. John J. Shea Chair in Science and Mathematics was awarded to Brother Edward Salgado (Biology).

Dr. Mike Ryan (Marketing) was appointed the new Dean of the School Business effective August 1. Dr. Ryan brings many years of administrative and fund raising experience to the position. 
Dr. Tracie Burke has been named chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Mary Cargill has been named chair of the Department of Literature & Languages.
Dr. Philip Maloney has been named chair of the Department of Religion & Philosophy.
Dr. Dennis Merat has been named chair of the Department of Chemistry.
Ms. Jana Travis has been named Assistant Professor of Fine Arts & Speech (Art) and chair of the Department of Fine Arts & Speech. She has been a part-time faculty member at CBU for two years.

The Mass of the Holy Spirit, a special worship service traditionally held at the beginning of the academic year, will take place on Thursday, August 24, at 1:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. Students, faculty and staff, area alumni, and friends of the university are all invited to attend. For more information, call Campus Ministry at 321-3528.

Campus Ministry will host the first social reception of the academic year for faculty and staff on Thursday, August 24, at 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the East Lounge. Please stop by to greet new and old colleagues. Thank you once again for all you do to make CBU a special place where young people continue to develop their gifts and talents while learning how to be our leaders of tomorrow.

Tommy Gaines, new Assistant Professor of Music at CBU, will hold a meeting and audition for all students interested in auditioning for the CB Singers and all for current members of CB Singers on Tuesday, August 22, at 2:00 p.m. in the basement of Kenrick Hall in the newly-refurbished Music Center (K4). All current members and prospective members must be present for this meeting/audition. There are limited scholarships still available, and enrollment in the CB Singers for course credit is NOT a requirement for scholarship. Mr. Gaines will also hold auditions for private voice on Monday, August 21, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Music Center. Anyone wishing to audition for a spot in the private voice studio must come during that time for an audition. Auditions will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information contact Mr. Gaines at

Mrs. Janelle Ganey, the new adjunct piano instructor, can be contacted regarding auditions and sign-ups for private piano at
• There will be an organizational meeting for all students interested in singing or playing at student-led Masses on Sunday evenings. The meeting will take place on Monday, August 21st, at 7:00 p.m. in Stritch Lounge. For more information, contact Brother Rob Veselsky at or 321-3528.
Interested in joining a jazz ensemble at CBU? Contact John McLaughlin (Mechanical Engineering '08) at or (731) 589-1425. Include your name, your instrument(s), and best way to be contacted.

A new Lasallian Leadership Institute project is underway. A math tutoring program has been established for students at Fairview Junior High across the street from campus at Central and Parkway. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please attend an information session on Thursday, August 31, in Science Center 153, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

through August 20


8/16: Bucs 1, Memphis 1 (exh.)
8/19: Bucs 0, Central Arkansas 1 (exh.)

8/16: Lady Bucs 0, Memphis 6 (exh.)

8/25: MISSOURI SOUTHERN @ Joplin, MO (5:00 p.m.)
8/26: MISSOURI ROLLA @ Joplin, MO (5:00 p.m.)
8/26: LOYOLA NEW ORLEANS @ Signaigo Field (3:00 p.m.)
8/25: MISSOURI WESTERN @ Canale Arena (noon)

8/25: WEST ALABAMA @ Canale Arena (4:00 p.m.)
8/26: MONTEVALLO @ Canale Arena (noon)
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