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
• 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! Last chance to register is noon Tuesday, October
3. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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
CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING
Pictured above is the first graduating class in Customer
Service at CBU. In a
joint effort between Human Resources and Student Life, Customer Service Training
is now being conducted at CBU that will eventually involve all faculty and staff
members (including contract staff). The program was developed by Noel-Levitz,
a leader in the training industry and is being conducted by internal staff members,
Ken Massa (Human Resources), Karen Conway (Dean of Students), and Katherine Ingram
(Human Resources). The training is designed as a review
of the skills needed to increase faculty/staff efficiency in the daily
servicing of the university’s customers. A schedule of
times and dates of the training will be posted, and staff
is targeted for Fall 2008. Brother Vincent enthusiastically endorses
the training as a way for faculty/staff to take customer service to
a new level at CBU. It should also
be noted that the training will be part of the SACS accreditation review
scheduled for 2009.
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 email@example.com.
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
OCTOBER ROSARY PRAYERS
During the month of October, the Church celebrates the special "Gift
of Life." The rosary is a special tradition in the Church
to recall the gift of Jesus and to meditate on His life of love, service,
and redemption of humankind. Campus Ministry will be praying the rosary
on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. If the weather is good,
prayers will be at the new Grotto of Mary in front of Barry Hall; otherwise
prayers will be at St. Joseph Chapel in Barry Hall. Rosaries
will be provided... ALL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THIS PRAYER TIME! There
is also an opportunity to pray the rosary also on Mondays at 11:00
a.m. and noon.
FACULTY NEEDED IN ENGLAND
CBU needs faculty to teach in the CBU summer program at Edge Hill University
in Ormskirk, England (near Liverpool) in the summer of 2007 for one month.
All faculty are invited to participate. It is a marvelous experience for both
faculty and students. Contact Emily Mathis Forsdick at 321-3461 or firstname.lastname@example.org if
you have any questions or any interest. More details are available on the CBU
study abroad website.
• Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) coauthored a paper on "Bruton's
tyrosine kinase is essential for botrocetin/vWf-induced signaling and GPIb-dependent
thrommbus formation in vivo" (with J.Liu, M.C. Berndt,
C.W. Jackson and T.K. Gartner) that was published in Blood (June 2006;DOI 10.1182/blood-2006-01-011817).
• Carroll Keyes (ITS) won second place in the amateur oil
painting division at the Mid South Fair.
• Lady Buc midfielder Rachael Valenzuela (Business '09)
was named the Gulf South Conference Soccer Player of the Week for the period
ending September 24. Valenzuela scored four goals (including her first career
hat trick) and added two assists as she helped the Lady Bucs to a 2-0 record
during the week.
A manuscript by Talana Vogel (Education) has been accepted
to be published in the peer-reviewed journal. The article, "An Analysis of
Working Conditions Experienced by Beginning Teachers in an Urban School District," will
appear in The 2006 Yearbook for the Southern Council of Educational
an annual publication that has a very low acceptance rate.
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 email@example.com or
visit the theatre website.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
Sigma Tau would like to congratulate its sisters
who earned Dean's List honors for Spring 2006! Congratulations, (pictured
above, l-r) Rebecca Harrington, Courtney
Colotta, Mandi Pitt, Lindsay
Leslie, and Kären
Brandon. Alpha Sigma Tau also congratulates and welcomes Laura
Velasco, newly initiated member of the Beta Class.
HONORS PROGRAM FRESHMAN RETREAT
The CBU Honors Program held its annual Freshman Retreat on September 23. This
year 29 students and 2 faculty members traveled to Perryville, AR, to participate
in a ropes course at Heifer International. Despite the rain, tornado warnings,
and sprained ankle, everyone enjoyed the experience. Freshman participants included
Caitlin Ashley, Curtis Austin, James
Brown, Trey Crews, Boris deSouza, Rachel
Escue, Adam Guarino, Leigh Hill, Rebecca
Horton, Kenny Latta, Patrick
Caroline Mitchell, Catherine Montesi, Kaci
Murley, Johannah O'Malley, Dylan
Perry, Dustin Perry, Chris Peterson, Kristi
Prevost, Julie Ristich, Brandy
Rikki Toth, Jason Volpe, Jacky
Wong, and Keith Wyrick. Honors Council students
assisting at the retreat were Liz Henry, Ashley
Prevost, Sana Mujahid, and Timothy
Keough. For more information about the CBU Honors Program visit www.cbu.edu/Academics/honors.
FACULTY & STAFF COMMENCMENT REGALIA
Student Life is updating all faculty and staff
regalia information for the 2007 Commencement Ceremony. In order to ensure
that we have your correct cap and gown measurements, everyone who
is processing in the Commencement Ceremony must fill out the online
form no later than December 1. Additional information pertinent
to the Commencement Ceremony is located here.
If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Payne in the Office
of Student Life at 321-3531.
THEFT @ YOUR LIBRARY
A reminder from the CBU Code of Conduct: Damaging or
theft of University property is prohibited. Issues of the Wall
Street Journal and Memphis Business Journal have been recently stolen or vandalized. Please be considerate of your fellow
students and photocopy what you need, or ask a librarian for help retrieving
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CBU NIGHT AT THE GRIZZLIES:
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