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THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY OCTOBER 23, 2006
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Dr. Vincent O'Neill (Literature & Languages) and Alexis Bickel (English/Corporate Communications '02) were among the Alumni Weekend participants at the opening reception on October 6 in Boshwit Courtyard.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
CBU's Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society participated in the Tour d'Esprit to raise money for the Haiti Medical Mission on October 6-7. They raised $530 for the projects. Involved were biology professors Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Dr. Sandra Thompson-Jaeger, psychology professor Dr. Tracie Burke, and students Melody Allensworth, Rebecca Bastnagel, Antony Eddy, Thomas Hardin, Michael Herr, Rob Hixson, Ben Knoernschild, Kim Koerber, Callie Kraus, Evan Kraus, Katie Kraus, Phuc Nguyen, Johannah O'Malley, Ashley Prevost, Kristi Prevost, Emily Wong, and John York. Assisting as well were Elizabeth Rosen, Alan Newton, Brian Kim, and Divya Jose. A special thanks also goes out Evan Kraus for all of his hard work in this project.

myCBU PORTAL COMING SOON

Phase Two of the myCBU Campus Portal will become accessible to the community as a whole by Friday, October 27 (if not sooner). Replacing the current CBU Intranet, the goals of the myCBU Portal are to allow access by username/password login from both on-campus as well as off-campus, and to provide a method of automatic login to commonly used applications such as Webmail, WebCT and Banner Web. Using myCBU, you'll be able to set up automatic logins into these applications, as well as choose many of the features you will see on the page to suit your taste. These features will include news, access to other email systems such as GMail, Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail, and RSS feeds. ITS plans to continue portal development and add additional features over time. CBU and the ITS department hope that the myCBU Portal will prove useful as your gateway to the campus community.


FOUNDERS AWARDS HONOR BRENNER, HILLIARD

The CBU School of Business will honor two prominent Memphis businessmen at the school's annual Founders Award Dinner to be held on Saturday, November 11. Henry L. Brenner will be recognized with the Community Service Award, and Herbert H. Hilliard will be recognized with the Corporate Achievement Award. The CBU School of Business will also pay posthumous tribute to two of its founding faculty members, Brother Emery Hogan and Brother Roland Klassen, with the School of Business Faculty Award of Distinction. The recipient of the Harry B. Solmson Faculty Chair of Excellence will also be announced during the award dinner. The event will be held at the Memphis Hilton Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception and dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m. Admission and dinner is $100 per person, $75 for CBU faculty and staff. More information>

ROBINSON TO PRESENT SEIDMAN LECTURE
C. 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>

HESBURGH LECTURER TO ADDRESS TERRORISM
The 2006 Hesburgh Lecture Series in Memphis continues at CBU on Thursday, November 9, with a lecture by Dr. Jimmy Gurulé entitled "Confronting the Global Threat of Terrorism In a Post-9/11 World: An Unconventional War or Merely a Law Enforcement Matter?" Gurulé is an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law, specifically, terrorism, terrorist financing and anti-money laundering. He is a professor in the University of Notre Dame Law School and served as Undersecretary of Enforcement for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Hesburgh Lecture Series is a worldwide program co-sponsored by more than 60 Notre Dame Clubs annually. This Hesburgh Lecture is co-sponsored in Memphis by The Notre Dame Club of Memphis and CBU. The lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. More information>

EDUCATION ACCREDITATION NEWS

The Precondition Document for the CBU Education Department was submitted to the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) on September 15 as the first step in the journey toward NCATE accreditation. The CBU unit received a Preconditions Report from NCATE on October 3 that  gave the approval for to continue the accreditation process.  The report also provided commendations for the Conceptual Framework, a 40-page section of the Precondition Document, for being comprehensive and well written. The Education Department is busy now preparing for a Spring 2008 site visit.


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.

CONDOLENCES
Katherine Fisher, mother of Susan Fisher Todd ('96), mother-in-law of David Todd ('97), and longtime secretary at Immaculate Conception Middle and High School, passed away on October 20. Please keep Susy, David, and the rest of Katherine's family in your prayers.

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) closes Thursday, October 26. Opening Friday, November 3, will be "Moments in Time," an exhibition by Germantown artist Pamela Kelso Craig. More information>

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.

 

KUDOS
Dr. Lisa C. Hickman (Literature & Languages, Adjunct) was one of 200 nationwide authors participating in the 18th Annual Southern Festival of Books held in Memphis on October 13-15. She discussed her new book, William Faulkner and Joan Williams: The Romance of Two Writers (McFarland Publishers).
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) attended the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Atlanta over fall break and presented a poster on "Differential expression of the AMPA-type glutamate receptors in the nucleus of Edinger-Westphal of embryos and young adult chicks." The poster was the result of the MHIRT summer 2006 research program. Bob Dalsania (Biology '06) and Reena Patel (Biology '06) were co-authors along with Drs. Toledo and Pires from Brazil.
Dr. Mike Ryan (Dean, School of Business) was the speaker at the October meeting of the Financial Planning Association. He discussed "The Impact of Demographics on Retirement Planning."


CB SINGERS MINI-CONCERT
Take a break from your busy day and come to Boshwit Courtyard in front of Buckman Hall to hear the CB Singers perform a three-song mini-concert on Tuesday, October 31, at 3:00 p.m. (Weather permitting--above 45 degrees and NO rain!) You'll get a nice break from your day plus a preview of the Singers' upcoming Fall/Holiday concert.Come and enjoy!

The Music Department of CBU also announces its Fall 2006 Concert Series:
• Friday November 3: Voice Students of Tommy Gaines in Recital (7:00 p.m., Spain Auditorium)
• Friday December 1: The CB Singers Annual Fall/Holiday Concert (7:00 p.m., Spain Auditorium)
• Friday December 8: Voice Students of Tommy Gaines and Piano Students of Janelle Ganey in Recital (7:00 p.m., Spain Auditorium)
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

BOWL-A-THON FOR HOPE NORTH
Tri-Beta (CBU's Biological Honor Society) will host a Bowl-A-Thon
benefiting Hope North US on November 10 at 7:00 p.m. (location to be announced -- check for signs to be posted in the Science Center and for future notices). Hope North US is a organization that was established in Uganda to combat poverty and educate children in a country which has been torn by an ongoing civil war. The civil war
has led to one of the worst humanitarian situations in the world. The organization provides clean water, sanitary facilities, a school for children displaced by the war, and other aid. Everyone is encouraged to create or join a team of five. Teams and bowling fees should be turned in by November 3. Team sponsor(s) are allowed to make a one-time donation or donate money per pin knocked down.


THANK YOU!
The Office of Admissions would like to thank David Breen (Engineering '10), William Vestal (Business '10), Joseph Kaminski (Engineering '10), and Vincent Bryant (Natural Science '07) for their help in Little Rock on Tuesday, October 17. The young men attended a reception for prospective students and their parents and spoke about their experience at CBU.

VOTER INFORMATION @ YOUR LIBRARY
As you ponder your choices in the upcoming election, please consult the library home page for the link to our election resources page...
or click here.

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!

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.

BIBLE STUDIES
Bible studies are available on campus at the Chosen Generation Bible Study every Monday night at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel in Barry Hall, or the Passion Bible Study every Wednesday night at 6:45 p.m. in Stritch Lounge. New members 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.

CAMPUS SAFETY COMPLIANCE DOCUMENT

Christian Brothers University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security compliance document is available online here. If you would like to receive a copy of this information in printed form, please feel free to stop by the Department of Campus Safety in St. Joseph Hall or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (901) 321-3550. The website and printed document contain information regarding campus safety and personal security topics such as: crime prevention, crime reporting policies, and other matters of importance related to safety on campus. They
also contain information about the crime statistics for the three previous years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, on certain off-campus properties owned or controlled by CBU, and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This information is required by law and is provided by the
Christian Brothers University Department of Campus Safety.

 


BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD

October 9 - 21
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
10/21:GSC Championship- Bucs 7th of 10
Best Individual Finish: Stephen Hill, 5th of 65
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
10/21:GSC Championship- Lady Bucs 14th of 15
Best Individual Finish: Kelly Summons, 54th of 97
MEN'S SOCCER (11-4-1, 5-1 GSC)
10/11: Bucs 5, Ouachita Baptist 2
10/15: Bucs 1, Harding 0
10/18: Bucs 1 , Delta State 0
10/20: Bucs 3, Alabama-Huntsville 0
WOMEN'S SOCCER (6-10, 1-6 GSC)
10/11: Lady Bucs 2 , Ouachita Baptist 3 (ot)
10/15: Lady Bucs 0 , Harding 2
10/18: Lady Bucs 2 , Delta State 3 (ot)
10/20: Lady Bucs 1 , Alabama-Huntsville 2
VOLLEYBALL (13-14, 2-8 GSC)
10/10: Lady Bucs 1, Arkansas Tech 3
10/14: Lady Bucs 1, Ouachita Baptist 3
10/14: Lady Bucs 1, Northern Kentucky 3
10/21: Lady Bucs 0 , Henderson State 3


BUCCANEERS THIS WEEK

BASEBALL • BUC WORLD SERIES
10/24: BUC WORLD SERIES @ Buc Field (4:00 p.m.)
10/25: BUC WORLD SERIES @ Buc Field (4:00 p.m.)
10/26: BUC WORLD SERIES @ Buc Field (4:00 p.m.)
10/27: BUC WORLD SERIES @ Buc Field (4:00 p.m.)
10/28: BUC WORLD SERIES @ Buc Field (Noon)

MEN'S SOCCER

10/23: LAMBUTH @ Signaigo Field (7:00 p.m.)
GSC CHAMPIONSHIP (BUCS RANKED #2)
10/27: #3 MONTEVALLO @ Pensacola, FL (TBA)
10/29: TBA @ Pensacola, FL (TBA)
See gobucsgo.com or the GSC website for details on the men's soccer tournament
VOLLEYBALL

10/27: ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO @ Monticello, AR (7:00 p.m.)

 

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