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THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY NOVEMBER 13, 2006
CBU HOMECBU NEWSCBU SPORTSCBU CONNECTION ARCHIVES
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BROTHER JUSTIN LUCIAN,
pictured above with Sadie Lisenby (Counseling Center), was honored by the Peer Counselors at their annual luncheon on November 9 for his role as founder of the PCs in 1975.

KUDOS
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) was an invited symposium speaker at the International Congress of Eye Research in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 29-November 3. The title of her presentation was "Evidence for facial nucleus regulation of compensatory choroidal vasodilation in response to systemic hypotension in pigeons and rodents," co-authored with Mark LeDoux, Sherry Cuthbertson, and Anton Reiner.
• Buccaneer cross country runner Stephen Hill's (Chemical Engineering '09) fifth-place finish in the NCAA Division II South Regional Championships on November 4 earned him a place in the NCAA DII National Championships in Pensacola, FL on November 18. This is the second straight championship appearance for the All-American sophomore.
Dr. Talana Vogel (Education) presented a paper entitled “Utilizing Professional Portfolios to Assess Effective Administrative Practices" at the Southern Regional Council of Educational Leadership in Jacksonville, FL, November 3-5. The paper discussed current evaluation systems for school principals and utilizing portfolios as a valuable tool for formative and summative evaluations of practicing administrators. Suggestions for a seamless transition between school administration preparation programs and placement into administrative roles in K-12 settings were also provided.
• Lady Buc middle blocker Laura Washington (Business '07) was named to the Daktronics All-South Central Region Second Volleyball Team by the region's sports information directors. This is her second straight all-region selection.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Leslie Dunn (School of Engineering), who was married to Craig Herlihy on November 11 at Savannah Woods Plantation.

CBU THANKSGIVING
Attention CBU Community: The Thanksgiving lunch and prayer service will be held in Alfonso Dining Hall on Tuesday, November 21, at 12:15 p.m. All are invited to come enjoy good food and to give thanks for all that we are blessed with here at CBU.

HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS
CBU will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a Hispanic Fiesta on Wednesday, November 15, and a Brown Bag Panel Discussion on Thursday, November 16. Wednesday's Fiesta will be held in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and will feature dance by Anabethi Ramirez and a Mariachi band at noon. Thursday's brown Bag Luncheon will take place in the Thomas Center East Lounge at 12:15 p.m. Panelists will be Juan Romo, president of the Hispanic Business Association; Vivian Adamson, editor of La Prensa Latina; and Jose Leon, victim witness coordinator for the District Attorney General of Shelby County. Hispanic artifacts will be on display in Alfonso Dining Hall during the Hispanic Fiesta. Please contact Dean Karen Conway at 321-3536 if you have artifacts to share. Events are sponsored by Student Life and the Diversity Committee.

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.

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

  PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FLU
Flu shots will be available
in the Thomas Center East Lounge on Monday, November 13 and 20 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Flu shots are also available Monday-Friday in Health Resources from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The cost is $15 by cash or check.

GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT

The Great American Smokeout
is Thursday, November 16. Every year, many Americans take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout by smoking less or quitting for one day on the third Thursday of November. Health Resources will be available in the Thomas Center East Lounge foyer from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with informational brochures on health effects of smoking and dip, second hand smoke, and resources available to help with smoking cessation.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
• There will be a Greek Kids Carnival in Buckman Quad and Nolan Field on Thursday, November 16, 1:00-2:15 p.m. Come out to see the fraternity and sorority members and students from De La Salle Elementary School participate in a bean bag toss, balloon pop contest, relays, and a cake walk! Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.
The sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau celebrated their Big Sis/Lil Sis Week on November 6-10. Congratulations to Amy Montgomery (Computer Science '10) and her big sis, Marly Hazen (History '07); Lisa Schultz (Biology '10) and her big sis, Mandi Pitt (History '09); Melody Allensworth (Biology '09) and her big sis, Kristin Moore (English '09); and Taralyn French (Biology '10) and her big sis, Laura Velasco (Engineering '09).
• The Iota Xi Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha would like to congratulate its new members of the pledge class Omega. They are: Chelsea Dunning (Biology '10), Raelyn Pirtle (Science '10), Kady O'Connor (ECC '10), Jessie Gallimore (Business '09), Paige Pirkey (Chemistry '10), Katie Massey (English '10), Lindsey Lowrie (General Studies '10), Camille Forsythe-Barrie (Business '10), Elizabeth Burk (General Studies '10), Samantha Hargrave (Biology '10), Brenna Blackburn (Biology '10), Suzy Ponnapula (Science '10), Claire Brulatour (English '10), Chelsey Molpus (Business '10), Kristi Prevost (Biology '10), Leigh Hill (History '10), and Carolyn Fly (ECCM '10). The Ladies of ZTA would also like to congratulate Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Kappa Sigma, and Tau Kappa Epsilon on their successful rush.
• The following students were inducted into the Alpha Chi honor society on November 12. From the School of Arts: Andrea Bordwell, Elizabeth Henry, Ashley Hum, and Jordan Reed; School of Arts Professional Program: Shaquorya Chandler and James Grigsby; School of Business: Andrew Garrison, Robert Latta, Candace Parks, Erica Perkins, Stacy Tabb, and Aleesha White; School of Business Professional Program: Jennifer Aldrich and Maria Scriven; School of Engineering: Yuri DeSouza, Claudia Roldan, and Navin Prabhu; School of Science: Whitney Heath and Casey Nazor. The AX honor society is an interdisciplinary honor society, whose invitees represent the upper 10% of the senior and junior class. For more information, visit the society's CBU website or its Facebook site.

WELCOME TO CBU
Dawn Hunter has joined the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies in the position of Administrative Assistant.


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.


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. Tickets are still available for $14, $18, and $25 seats.

FALL CONCERT SERIES
• 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!

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>

 

BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD
MEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0, 0-0 GSC)
11/6: Bucs 47, Memphis 78 (exhibition)


BUCCANEERS THIS WEEK

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
11/18: NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP @ Pensacola, FL (10:00 a.m.)

MEN'S BASKETBALL

11/15: LYNN UNIVERSITY @ Canale Arena (7:00 p.m.)
11/17: WAYNE STATE @ Highland Heights, KY (4:30 p.m.)
11/18: FERRIS STATE @ Highland Heights, KY (4:30 p.m.)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
11/15: LeMOYNE-OWEN @ LeMoyne-Owen (5:00 p.m.)


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