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THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY OCTOBER 9, 2006
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ROBINSON TO PRESENT SEIDMAN LECTURE
cprobinson.jpgC. Paul Robinson, president emeritus and former laboratory director of Sandia National Laboratories, will be the speaker at the M. L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture Series at CBU on Thursday, November 2. Dr. Robinson (CBU '63) will speak on "The Energy 'Facts of Life' Worldwide" in Spain Auditorium, Buckman Hall at 7:00 p.m. During his ten years as its president, Robinson managed the operation and growth of Sandia National Laboratories from a $1.3 billion annual budget to more than $2.4 billion and greater than 8,500 full-time employees. Under his leadership, SNL diversified its mission support activities to include larger efforts in nuclear weapons design and development, non-proliferation and material control around the world, counterterrorism, homeland security, and support for the Defense Department and intelligence communities. The Seidman Town Hall Lecture Series is free and open to the public. More information>

KUDOS
Dr. Elizabeth Nelson (Behavioral Sciences) made a presentation on "Mental Health and Alzheimer's Disease; Salud Mental y Enfermedad de Alzheimer” at the  Septemberfest Health Fair in Raleigh, TN on September 23.

THANKS FROM THE CUCKOO'S NEST
The cast and crew of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest would like to thank everyone who helped make it a successful production. We also appreciate the support from the audience, and we thank you for coming to see the show. Look for more shows on campus this spring!

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FLU
Influenza Vaccines are now available in Health Resources during office hours. The cost of the shot is $15. Cash and checks will be accepted.

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES ANNOUNCED

Four new or reinstituted committees that will address campus-wide items of interest have been selected, with membership representing the student body, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and trustees.
The Budget Committee has the responsibility for review of University needs in preparation for the annual budget. It will meet during the spring semester, as needed, with directors and deans and make budgetary recommendations to the president. The chairman of this committee is Dan Wortham (VP, Administration and Finance). Members are: Brother Louis Althaus (President's Office), Tonna Bruce (Graduate and Professional Studies), Lance Forsdick (Trustee), and Jack Hargett (Academics).
The Strategic Planning Committee has the responsibility for oversight of the University’s Strategic Plan as approved by the Board of Trustees. It meets quarterly to monitor the action steps and review progress being made by the persons responsible toward the strategic targets and goals of the Plan. The committee will make recommendations as needed for improvements and adjustments to the planning process. The chairman of this committee is Dr. Tony Aretz (VP, Academics). Members are: Bobby Lawrence (SGA, Biology '07), Dr. Jim Rhodes (Management), Tracey Dysart Ford (Admissions), Talana Vogel (Education), Dr. Randel Price (Chemical Engineering), and Dr. Johnny Holmes (Dean, Science).
The Residence Hall Focus Group will make recommendations to the President for renovation of the residence halls, primarily Rozier Hall, along with cost estimates and timelines for renovation and construction. It will meet during the fall 2006 with the objective of renovations to take place in the summer of 2007. The chairperson of this committee is Dr. Evelyn McDonald (VP, Student Life). Members are: Maureen Collins (Admissions), Tony Kreager (SGA, Business '08), Phil Yelvington (Physical Plant), Dick Gadomski (Trustee), Aimee Elliotte (Advancement), and Julie Terry ('84).
The Faculty/Staff Development Committee will establish criteria for faculty and staff stipend projects, receive and review proposals, and recommend candidates to the President for the one-year stipend awards. The chairman of this committee is Brother Louis Althaus (President’s Office). Members are: Margaret Cardwell (Library), Ken Massa (Human Resources), Dr. Rod Vogl (Behavioral Sciences), Dr. Claire Nash (Business), Dr. John Ventura (Electrical Engineering), and Dr. Dennis Merat (Chemistry).

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.

UPCOMING CAREER CENTER EVENTS

Job Search Strategies (School of Business): Thursday, October 26; Buckman 112, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Job Search Strategies (School of Engineering): Tuesday, October 31; Nolan 241, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Job Search Strategies (School of Sciences): Thursday, November 2, Science 153, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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. For more information, visit the artist's website at www.beechamwhiteglass.com.


 

PAINT THE CAMPUS PINK
thinkpinkOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is also the philanthropy of CBU sorority Zeta Tau Alpha. Tuesday, October 10, has been officially proclaimed a day to "Paint the Campus Pink." Everyone on campus is encouraged to wear pink, and the campus will be decorated with pink banners, posters, balloons, and ribbons . This day is to remind the entire CBU community about early detection for this horrible disease and to honor those who have been lost and those who have survived. Yoplait and ZTA have teamed up and placed containers in all of the food service areas around campus in which to place Yoplait yogurt lids in support of the "saving lids to save lives" campaign. So... Remember to think pink on Tuesday, CBU!

MHIRT FACULTY TO SPEAK
Dr. Claudio Toldeo, a Brazilian faculty participant in the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program, will speak to students on Wednesday, October 11, in Science 201 at noon. Interested students may also make an appointment to speak to Dr. Toledo about the MHIRT program by contacting Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu or 321-3262.

ALTERNATIVE FALL BREAK
CBU's Annual Alternative Fall Break Service Day will take place on Saturday, October 14. Volunteers will meet Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the Campus Ministry office and travel to Walls, MS (about 45 minutes), where they will serve until 6:00 p.m. or upon completion of projects. The projects will center around the new Center that has been established for Volunteer workers, from laying new floors to painting rooms so that future volunteers will be able to stay beyond one day in serving the very poor in this area of Mississippi. If you are interested in serving, Brother Rob register volunteers during lunch Tuesday through Thursday. Serving others is a great way to begin Fall Break!

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
CBU's honorary biology society, Beta Beta Beta, hosted its third annual Health Careers Mock Interviews on September 20. Local health professionals joined participating science majors for a lasagna dinner, followed by the interview sessions. Interviewers were Dr. Karen Curtis, physician; Dr. Tony Powers, pharmacist; Dr. Andrew Kouba, Memphis Zoo; and the following CBU alumni: Dr. Colleen Hastings ('96), nephrologist; and Dr. Jarad Braddy ('00), dentist. Thirteen students participated in the interviews: Indre Augustinaite (Biology '08), Vincent Bryant (Natural Science '07), Michael Herr (Biology '08), Brian Kim (Biology '07), Jordan Klein (Biology '07), Truc Le (Biology '08), Sally Lynch (Natural Science '07), Erica McMorise (Biology '09), Sheharyar Minhas (Biology '07), Sana Mujahid (Biology '07), Alan Newton (Biology '08), Chemetra Patrick (Natural Science '08), and Ashley Prevost (Chemical Engineering '07).

FALL BREAK HOURS
The Plough Library will observe the following hours during Fall Break:
• Friday, October 13: 7:45 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, October 14: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
• Sunday, October 15: CLOSED
• Monday-Friday, October 16-20: 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, October 21: Noon-4:00 p.m.
• Sunday,October 22: 2:00-11:00 p.m.
The ITS Help Desk will observe the following hours during Fall Break:
• Friday, October 13: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
• Saturday, October 14: Noon-4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, October 15: 3:00-7:00 p.m.
• Monday-Thursday, October 16-19: Regular hours
• Friday, October 20: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
• Saturday, October 21: Noon-4:00 p.m.
• Sunday,October 22: 3:00-7:00 p.m.

NEEDED: INSPIRATIONAL VOICES CHOIR MEMBERS

If you are interested in being a member of the CBU Inspirational Voices Gospel Choir, you can join in the first choir rehearsal on Monday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Please address questions to choir director Gregory Thomas at 321-3222. All are welcome!

FACULTY & STAFF COMMENCEMENT 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.

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. There is also an opportunity to pray the rosary also on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and noon.

TWILIGHT RETREATS
Father David Knight, a former faculty member, will re-institute his Twilight Retreats on Thursday, October 12. Sister Pat McCarthy will open the retreats with a talk entitled "The First Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI: God Is Love." The letter is deep, pastoral and inspiring. The retreat will be held in the East Lounge of the Thomas Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. These retreats will be a regular monthly spiritual formation offering at CBU this year.

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.


BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD

through October 8
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
10/7:Memphis Twilight Classic - Bucs 13th of 24
Best Individual Finish: Stephen Hill, 8th of 200

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
10/7:Memphis Twilight Classic - Lady Bucs 20th of 24
Best Individual Finish: Kelly Summons, 102nd of 192

MEN'S SOCCER
(7-4-1, 1-1 GSC)
10/6: Bucs 4 , Martin Methodist 3

10/8: Bucs 3 , Brescia 1
WOMEN'S SOCCER (6-6, 1-2 GSC)
10/7: Lady Bucs 1 , Missouri Baptist 2 (ot)
VOLLEYBALL (13-10, 2-5 GSC)
10/5: Lady Bucs 0 , Harding 3


 


THIS WEEK & FALL BREAK

CROSS COUNTRY
10/21: GSC CHAMPIONSHIP @ Huntsville, AL (9:00 a.m.)
MEN'S SOCCER

10/11: OUACHITA BAPTIST @ Arkadelphia, AR (7:00 p.m.)
10/15: HARDING @ Signaigo Field (3:00 p.m.)
10/18: DELTA STATE @ Cleveland, MS (3:00 p.m.)
10/20: ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
@ Signaigo Field (7:30 p.m.)
WOMEN'S SOCCER
10/11: OUACHITA BAPTIST @ Arkadelphia, AR (5:00 p.m.)
10/15: HARDING @ Signaigo Field (1:00 p.m.)
10/18: DELTA STATE @ Cleveland, MS (1:00 p.m.)
10/20: ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE @ Signaigo Field (5:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
10/10: ARKANSAS TECH @ Canale Arena (7:00 p.m.)

10/14: OUACHITA BAPTIST @ Canale Arena (11:00 a.m.)
10/14: NORTHERN KENTUCKY @ Canale Arena (3:00 p.m.)
10/21: HENDERSON STATE @ Arkadelphia, AR (7:00 p.m.)
10/22: SOUTHERN ARKANSAS @ Magnolia, AR (1:00 p.m.)



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