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THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY NOVEMBER 6, 2006
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KUDOS
Tom Burk (Dean, Academic Services) recently participated in a conference on student retention at Xavier University (without leaving his office).
Dr. Marius Carriere (Dean, School of Arts) attended the Tennessee Conference of Historians in Nashville, where he chaired and commented on a panel titled"Traveling along the Mississippi, Cumberland and Tennessee: Nineteenth Century Southern Politics."
Dr. Steve Grice (Literature & Languages) has had an article entitled "A Leaf from Thoreau’s Fire Island Manuscript" accepted for publication in the upcoming Winter number of the Thoreau Society Bulletin.
• Buccaneer soccer forward Rasaq Kuteyi (Business '09) was named to the Gulf South Conference Men's Soccer All-Tournament Team following the Bucs' appearance in the championship tourney.
Dr. Margie Miller (Behavioral Sciences) presented a paper on "Professional Ethics: A Model for Analysis" at the American Society of Engineering Management on October 27 in Huntsville, AL.
Dr. Scott Nikaido (Religion & Philosophy) gave a lecture at Idlewild Presbyterian Church entitled "The History of the Messiah in Judaism" on October 29. Tracing developments from Aaron's High Priesthood to modern Zionism, the function of the "anointed one" in Judaism was examined, emphasizing the dual nature of the office: cultic (atonement) and remedial (redemption). Dr Nikaido will return to Idlewild for another lecture series in February.
Brother Kevin Ryan (Physics) was a guest speaker at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center on October 24, addressing the topic of "Religion and Science" considering evolution and Big Bang cosmology. Brother Kevin was also a member of the tennis team that won local Senior Men's championship in October. They played this past weekend in the State Tournament in Chattanooga (results to come).
• Lady Buc middle blocker Laura Washington (Business '07) was named to the All-Gulf South Conference West Division First Volleyball Team by the league's coaches. She finished her CBU career with school single-season and career records for attack percentage, kills, and blocks. She is also in the top 10 in the GSC record books in career kills, blocks, attack percentage, matches with double-digit kills, matches with double-digit blocks, and matches with 20 or more kills.
• Buccaneer soccer midfielder Matt Werakso (MBA '08) has been named ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-District 4 by the district's members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. He completed his undergraduate work at CBU with a 3.62 GPA in business management.


VOTING INFO @ YOUR LIBRARY

As you ponder your choices in the Tuesday's election, please consult the Plough Library home page for the link to our election resources page (or click here). Also -- try out the new Shelby County Voting Machines online.

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>

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>

FACULTY/STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Pre-proposals for the 2007 Faculty/Staff Development Projects are requested by November 20. Faculty and staff members should have received paper announcements in their mailboxes last week. The announcement and the pre-proposal submission form is also located online.

BOWL-A-THON FOR HOPE NORTH
Tri-Beta (CBU's Biological Honor Society) will host a Bowl-A-Thon benefiting Hope North US on Friday, November 10, at Billy Hardwick's All-Star Lanes on White Station and Quince, 7:00-9:00 p.m. ($15.00 for 3 games and shoes). 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, providing 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. Team sponsor(s) are allowed to make a one-time donation or donate money per pin knocked down. More information on Hope North>


 

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
The Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau celebrated the 107th anniversary of the national sisterhood on October 28. Alpha Sigma Tau was founded on November 4, 1899, at Eastern Michigan University. Congratulations, Alpha Tau!
The Tennessee Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi honor society will induct new members on Sunday, November 12, at 1:00 p.m. in the East Lounge of the Thomas Center. The speaker will be Rabbi Tara Feldman from Temple Israel. Everyone one is invited to attend the induction. Alpha Chi is an interdisciplinary program representing the upper 10% of the junior and senior classes. Students will receive an invitation to join. For further information, visit the AX website or contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at malinda@cbu.edu.

Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, is proud to announce the recent induction of three new initiates (pictured above): Marly Hazen (History '07), Dr. Neal Palmer (History & Political Science), and Jane Mashburn (Religion & Philosophy '07). For more information on the Honor Society, please email npalmer@cbu.edu.
Phi Alpha Theta also completed its 2006 service project by assisting WKNO in its annual Art and Antique Auction this past weekend. Several members of Phi Alpha Theta, as well as Faculty Advisor Neal Palmer, worked at the WKNO TV station for several hours on November 4.
• The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon organized a Halloween Trick-or-Treat event for the children of the Memphis community on October 31. The event was quite successful being that parents were drawn to the idea of their children being able to trick-or-treat in a safe environment. The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon would also like to thank everyone who had helped in making this event a success.

ACADEMIC ADVISING & REGISTRATION FOR SPRING
Attention Day Students: Academic Advising for Spring semester is November 6-10. Please make an appointment with your academic advisor this week. A comprehensive list of all students/advisors is on the bulletin board outside the Registrar's Office, Barry Hall 40. Registration period begins the following week:November 13-14 for current seniors; November 15-16 for current juniors; November 17-20 for current sophomores; and November 21-22 for current freshmen. Students may register on or after the dates listed for their class.

CONGRATULATIONS
• Congratulations to Clarissa Moore-Newson (ITM '03, MBA '07) for her marriage to Degarrett Newson on September 23.
• The Lasallian Ambassador Board would like to congratulate Chris Reid as September's Ambassador of the month and Cole Harrell as October's Ambassador of the month. The Office of Admissions appreciates the hard work and dedication of the Lasallian Ambassadors and would like to thank them for their recruiting efforts. For more information about becoming a Lasallian Ambassador contact Betsy Loe at egrear@cbu.edu or Brad Romig at bromig@cbu.edu in the Office of Admissions.


FALL 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!

UPCOMING CAREER CENTER EVENTS
Value Of Internships Workshop: Thursday, November 9; Buckman 211, 1:00 p.m.
Negotiating Salary Workshop: Tuesday, November 14; Buckman 211, 1:00 p.m.
Behavioral Interviewing Workshop: Thursday, November 16; Buckman 211, 1:00 p.m.

ASTRONOMY EVENT: MERCURY TRANSIT
The planet Mercury will appear to move across the sun on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 8, 1:00-6:00 p.m. CBU Physics faculty and students will set up two telescopes equipped with solar filters on the south lawn of the Science Center, and invite the campus community to stop by and view this event. (Brother Kevin Ryan says that rain and clouds will not be allowed.)

ART EXHIBITS
"Moments in Time," an exhibition by Germantown artist Pamela Kelso Craig, will be on display through December 14 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library). More information>


NOVEMBER TWILIGHT RETREAT
The two-hour Twilight Retreats offered monthly by Fr. David Knight continue on Thursday, November 16, in the East Lounge of the Thomas Center. The November retreat begins at 6:30 p.m. when Father David Knight will speak on the topic of "What Kind of Love is Possible With Jesus?" Father Knight says that the goal of this Twilight Retreat is "to help people enter into and experience their relationship with Jesus Christ in a deeper, clearer way. It will focus on translating theory into practical, lived experience. This is a 'forward motion' retreat." The topic is also an ideal introduction to Advent. There will be two forty-five minute talks with a snack break in between. Departure guaranteed between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m.

LOST BOYS OF SUDAN MEETING
The Lost Boys of Sudan, an organization of refugees from the Sudanese village of Juet which was completely evacuated and destroyed in the civil war in 1988, will hold a national meeting at CBU November 24-25. There will be presentations about Sudan history, The Lost Boys of Sudan, and the Juet Community organization. The Memphis community is invited to attend and to learn how to help, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. each day in Montesi Executive Center (lunch included afterward). For more information, visit www.juet.org or contact Joseph Jok Atem (Mechanical Engineering '07) at 831-4898 or jatem@cbu.edu.


PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FLU
Influenza Vaccines are available in Health Resources for $15. Cash and checks will be accepted. Office hours are 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

BUSY PERSONS RETREAT
Students will hold the Busy Person's Retreat here at CBU this week, November 6-9. Please keep them in your prayers. This retreat is sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Diocesan Office of Spiritual Formation. Several Brothers and Sisters will be assisting our students on the Retreat.

 

BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
11/4: NCAA SOUTH REGIONAL: Bucs 13th of 17
Best individual finish: Stephen Hill, 5th of 122
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
11/4: NCAA SOUTH REGIONAL: Lady Bucs 21st of 22
Best individual finish: Alicia Scarborough, 98th of 150
MEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0, 0-0 GSC)
11/4: Bucs 63, Ohio 72 (exhibition)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0, 0-0 GSC)
11/4: Lady Bucs 52 , Murray State 67 (exhibition)
11/5: Lady Bucs 29, Southern Illinois 69
(exhibition)

BUCCANEERS THIS WEEK

MEN'S BASKETBALL

11/6: MEMPHIS (exhibition) @ FedExForum (7:00 p.m.)


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