THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 25, 2006
CBU HOMECBU NEWSCBU SPORTSCBU CONNECTION ARCHIVES
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MANDATORY SENIOR COMMENCEMENT MEETINGS
October 3, 12:30–1:00 p.m. and 5:15-5:45 p.m., and October 4, 5:15-5:45 p.m., in Spain Auditorium.



ABOVE: Dr. Eric Welch
(Dean of Engineering) is pictured teaching a session on judo groundwork techniques at the recent 10th anniversary seminar for the Starkville (MS) Martial Arts Academy.

MID-SOUTH FAIR PARKING
The Mid-South Fair will run from through Sunday, October 1. A CURRENT decal or hang tag is required to be admitted into the Central parking lot. Contact Coach Phil Goodwin for additional information.

MR. CBU GOES HOLLYWOOD
Zeta Tau Alpha will present its annual Mr. CBU pageant on Friday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the CBU Theatre -- and this year "Mr. CBU Goes Hollywood!" Admission is $2 in advance in the dining hall and $3 at the door. Includes pizza and drink. Mr. CBU contestants will participate in talent, swimsuit, and evening wear contests. Door prize drawings will be held throughout the show. Contestants may sign up September 18-22. Please come out and support your favorite guy in his quest for the crown of 2006 Mr. CBU. All proceeds support ZTA's philanthropy, Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.

UPCOMING CAREER CENTER EVENTS
Graduate School Workshop: Monday, September 25 (Buckman 211, 1:00 p.m.)
Practice Test LSAT, GMAT GRE, MCAT: Tuesday, September 26 (Kenrick- 2nd Floor, 1:00-5:00 p.m.)
Practice Test LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT: Wednesday, September 27 (Kenrick- 2nd Floor, 1:00-5:00 p.m.)
Graduate School Fair: Thursday, September 28 (University of Memphis, University Center, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.) For more information, click here.

SEEKING GOLFERS FOR GOOD TIME & SCHOLARSHIPS
The 18th Annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament benefiting the CBU Athletic Fund will be held Friday, October 13 at Stonebridge Golf Club in Lakeland. This is a 4-person scramble format with a 1:00 p.m. tee time. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with lunch provided at 11:30 a.m. We are looking for golfers ($85 per golfer) and also sponsors for tees or greens ($100 each). For more information go to www.gobucsgo.com or contact assistant athletic director Kyle Bone at 321-4496 or kbone@cbu.edu.

ART EXHIBITS
• "Studies in Color & Form," a retrospective exhibition by glass artist Gary Beecham, will be in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library) through October 26. Beecham is an internationally known glass artist, with artwork in collections around the world. Pictured at left is Martian Constellations, a vase form from 2005. For more information, visit the artist's website at www.beechamwhiteglass.com.
• An exhibition of artwork by Kong Wee Pang will be on display in the foyer of the Sam & Beverly Ross Gallery 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.

CAMPUS MINISTRY PROGRAMS
• Sunday, October 1: Memphis Life Chain, 2:00-3:00 p.m., at the bridge at Union & Parkway
• Sunday, October 1: All College Mass at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, 9:00 p.m. (No 9:00 p.m. Mass on Campus)
• Monday, October 2: Lasallian Teachers Immersion Program for Freshmen and Sophomore men, 7:00 p.m., Rozier Lounge
• Tuesday, October 3: Student Holy Hour, 9:00-10:00 p.m., St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall)
• Wednesday, October 4: Lasallian Collegians, 8:00 p.m., Stritch Lounge
Any questions, please contact Brother Rob in Campus Ministry at rveselsk@cbu.edu or 321-3509.

 


KUDOS
• Lady Buc middle blocker Laura Washington (Business '07) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Offensive Volleyball Player of the Week for the week ending September 17. Washington hit .474 with 53 kills in three matches during the week. She also collected 19 blocks in her 12 games played.
• The CBU Buccaneer soccer team was ranked 25th in the national rankings by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in its September 19 poll. CBU has already faced three top-25 teams this season, with one more on the schedule (No. 12 West Florida on October 1). CBU was also ranked fourth in the NSCAA's South Regional rankings, trailing Lynn, West Florida, and Rollins.

COUNSELING SEMINAR: HIV/AIDS
The CBU campus community is invited to join the freshman class and peer counselors on Tuesday, September 26, 1:10–1:50 p.m. in the CBU Theatre for a presentation on HIV/AIDS by Dr. Linda Pifer, Dr. Pifer, among the first researchers on HIV, is an expert on the transmission and effects of the virus. 

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honorary society, would like to congratulate the following officers who were installed on Tuesday, September 19: Patrick Jones, President; Earnest Edwards, Vice President; Matthew Morgan, Treasurer; and Amanda Pitt, Secretary. Membership with Phi Alpha Theta includes a minimum of 12 hours in history with a GPA of 3.1 and a GPA of 3.0 overall. Those interested are invited to contact Patrick Jones at pjjones@cbu.edu or Dr. Neal Palmer at npalmer@cbu.edu.

ALUMNI WEEKEND: OCTOBER 5-8
The weekend is filled with great events for alumni and their families!  Go to http://www.cbu.edu/Friends/weekend/ for event information and online registration or by calling the Alumni Office at 321-3271. 
ATTENTION FACULTY AND STAFF: This year, faculty and staff are admitted FREE to all Alumni Weekend events except the 50th Anniversary Engineering Dinner and the President's Dinner. The opening night reception is in Boshwit Courtyard and features the World of Beers beer tasting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Family Picnic is Saturday, noon-3:00 p.m., at Nolan Field and includes fun for kids of all ages. Come visit with your former students, enjoy good food, and cold beverages! In order to attend any event, you must RSVP by September 28 to alumni@cbu.edu for catering purposes. 
ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS
The following awardees will be recognized at the Alumni Weekend Brunch following Mass on Sunday, October 8, in the Stritch Gardens: Father Scott F. Binet, M.D., OSCam (Biology '85), Distinguished Alumnus; Mr. Christopher J. Kane (Economics & Finance '00, MBA '01), Distinguished Young Alumnus; and Brother Robert J. Staub (Professor Emeritus), Lifetime Service Award.

FALL THEATRE PRODUCTION

The Christian Brothers University Theatre presents the fall play, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in the CBU Theatre, October 6-8. Admission is free and everyone in the community is invited to attend. Showtimes are are Friday, October 6, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 7, at 8:00 p.m.; and a Sunday matinee on October 8 at 2:00 p.m. The play is directed by Kevin Shaw and will include a diverse cast of students from CBU and the University of Memphis, and will also include local actors. For more information please e-mail Burton Bridges at bbridges@cbu.edu or visit the theatre website.

CBU NIGHT AT THE GRIZZLIES: SPECIAL OFFER
The Memphis Grizzlies are offering members of the CBU community a special deal on tickets to the December 2 game against the Miami Heat -- individual tickets at group rates! Everyone can order individually and still be seated together in the sections they order --so if you want to sit with someone, make sure that someone buys the same price ticket. Tickets must be ordered by phone from Robert Salek at 205-1463 or by mail with this downloadable form. Order soon before they individual tickets go on sale!

ATTENTION STUDENTS: ON-CAMPUS JOBS
If you are interested in working on campus and need money, the Advancement Office has a job for dynamic, articulate students for evening & Sunday tele-fundraising positions for Fall and Spring Campaigns. Tele-fundraisers call alumni and friends of the university and ask for support of the CBU Annual Fund. Starting pay is $7 per hour, and additional benefits include food, coupons, and great fun. Training begins mid-September, and there are a limited number of positions available. To apply, please stop by the Advancement Office on the main floor of Barry Hall and pick up a job description and an application. Contact Shawna Engel, Director of Annual Giving, at 321-3254 if you have questions.

GANDHI CENTER CONFERENCE ON NONVIOLENCE
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence has partnered with the National Civil Rights Museum for the 3rd Annual Gandhian Conference on Nonviolence, under the theme, "Promoting and Practicing Peace in Perilous Times." The conference will explore non-violent means to achieve lasting peace within ourselves, our communities and our world. CBU will host the conference on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14. For complete details or to register, visit the Gandhi Center's website or contact Allison Glass at 452-2824 or coordinator@gandhiinstitute.org.

CBU TO FORM CLUB LACROSSE TEAM

CBU is forming a club lacrosse team with competition to begin in 2007-08. This will be established as an independent team with future hopes on joining the USLIA. For more information, contact Coach Matt Garibaldi at matthewgaribaldi@gmail.com.


BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD

through September 24

MEN'S SOCCER
(4-3-1, 0-0 GSC)
9/22: Bucs 1 , NE Oklahoma 2

9/24: Bucs 1 , Florida Tech 2
WOMEN'S SOCCER (5-3, 0-0 GSC)
9/19: Lady Bucs 5 , Crichton 0
9/22: Lady Bucs 6 , Lambuth 1
VOLLEYBALL (10-8, 3-3 GSC)
9/19: Lady Bucs 3 , West Alabama 1
9/23: Lady Bucs 1 , Henderson State 3
9/24: Lady Bucs 3 , Southern Arkansas 1


 

THIS WEEK

CROSS COUNTRY
9/30: RHODES INVITATIONAL @ Plough Park (10:00 a.m.)
MEN'S SOCCER

9/29: MONTEVALLO @ Signaigo Field (7:30 p.m.)
10/1: WEST FLORIDA @ Pensacola, FL (12:30 p.m.)
WOMEN'S SOCCER
9/29: MONTEVALLO @ Signaigo Field (5:00 p.m.)
10/1: WEST FLORIDA @ Pensacola, FL (3:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
9/26: WILLIAMS BAPTIST @ Rhodes College (5:00 p.m.)

9/26: RHODES @ Rhodes College (9:00 p.m.)
9/28: BELHAVEN @ Jackson, MS (7:00 p.m.)
9/30: ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO @ Canale Arena (7:00 p.m.)



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