AWARDS $2.5 MILLION TO CBU SCIENCES
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.
OF FORMER CBC PRESIDENT
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
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).
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
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
• 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
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 email@example.com.
• 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,
• Dr. Michael Condren (Chemistry) and his colleagues at UW-Madison conducted
two workshops at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Purdue University
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
'08) and forward Brad Whitsitt ('07) join Wilson on the team.
ENDOWED FACULTY CHAIRS AWARDED
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).
FACULTY STAFF NEWS
• 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
• 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.
MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
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.
CB SINGERS MEETING & AUDITION
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER MUSICAL NOTES AT CBU
• Mrs. Janelle Ganey, the new adjunct piano instructor,
can be contacted regarding auditions and sign-ups for
private piano at email@example.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
• Interested in joining a jazz ensemble at CBU? Contact John McLaughlin
(Mechanical Engineering '08) at email@example.com or (731) 589-1425.
Include your name, your instrument(s), and best way to be contacted.
MATH TUTORING AT FAIRVIEW JUNIOR HIGH
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,