THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY OCTOBER 2, 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.


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! Last chance to register is noon Tuesday, October 3. RSVP to alumni@cbu.edu.
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.

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 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.

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 emathis@cbu.edu if you have any questions or any interest. More details are available on the CBU study abroad website.

 


KUDOS
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 Administration, 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 bbridges@cbu.edu or visit the theatre website.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
Alpha 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 Louie, Caroline Mitchell, Catherine Montesi, Kaci Murley, Johannah O'Malley, Dylan Perry, Dustin Perry, Chris Peterson, Kristi Prevost, Julie Ristich, Brandy Sims, 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 material online.

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 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!


BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD

through October 1
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
9/30: Rhodes Invitational - Bucs 5th of 9
Best Individual Finish: Stephen Hill, 1st of 76

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
9/30: Rhodes Invitational - Lady Bucs 10th of 11
Best Individual Finish: Kelly Summons, 43rd of 95

MEN'S SOCCER
(5-4-1, 1-1 GSC)
9/29: Bucs 3 , Montevallo 0

10/1: Bucs 1 , West Florida 3
WOMEN'S SOCCER (6-5, 1-2 GSC)
9/27: Lady Bucs 1 , North Alabama 0
9/29: Lady Bucs 0 , Montevallo 1
10/1: Lady Bucs 0 , West Florida 4
VOLLEYBALL (13-9, 2-4 GSC)
9/26: Lady Bucs 3 , Williams Baptist 0
9/26: Lady Bucs 3 , Rhodes 2
9/29: Lady Bucs 3 , Belhaven 2
9/30: Lady Bucs 0, Arkansas Monticello 3


 

THIS WEEK


CROSS COUNTRY
10/7: BROOKS MEMPHIS TWILIGHT CLASSIC @ Mike Rose Soccer Complex (8:30 p.m.)
MEN'S SOCCER

10/6: MARTIN METHODIST @ Pulaski, TN (3:00 p.m.)
10/8: BRESCIA @ Signaigo Field (2:00 p.m.)
WOMEN'S SOCCER
10/7: MISSOURI BAPTIST @ St. Louis, MO (1:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
10/5: HARDING @ Searcy, AR (7:00 p.m.)




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