CBU biology professors Brother Edward Salgado and Dr. Stan Eisen took 39 students (who are in Biology 412 Ecology and/or Biology 335 Invertebrate Zoology) on a field trip to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, MS, on November 16-18. CBU has a participation agreement with this lab that is operated by the University of Southern Mississippi. CBU students were not able to go last year due to Katrina, but are back on schedule this year. The purpose of the trip was to study the marine and salt marsh ecosystems.
Luc Adrien Prevost, three-month-old son of Ciara and Julien Prevost (pre-MBA), passed away on November 19. The family requests that memorials be sent to either the Le Bonheur Foundation or Les Passees Center for Children and Families. Please keep Luc and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
HOLIDAY MUSIC BY THE CB SINGERS
The CB Singers will present their Annual Fall/Holiday Concert on Friday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! And next week on Friday, December 8, the voice students of Tommy Gaines and piano students of Janelle Ganey will present a free recital at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.
CBU fraternity and sorority members hosted a "Greek Kids Carnival" for students from De La Salle Elementary School on November 16 in Buckman Quad. Activities included a bean bag toss, balloon pop contest, relays, and a cake walk.
• Faculty/Staff Reminder: If you are planning to participate in the 2007 Commencement Ceremony, please submit your cap and gown orders online before December 15. Thanks to all who have already submitted this information!
• Attention Graduates: The last day to file an Intent to Graduate form and to order your cap and gown is December 15. All forms are online. Please get this taken care of immediately.
The Correlational Methods class in Psychology will be making PowerPoint presentations of their research on December 13, in Science 153 beginning at 1:00 p.m. The campus community is invited to attend. Participating students and their research are: Thais Hunter, Carl McKee, Chastity Ragland, and Sunny Wilks on "Parental Involvement and Academic Achievement"; Laura Bailey and Tracie Mims on "Relationship between Religiosity and Happiness"; Antonio Castro, Charmaine Cruz, and Jermel Tucker on "Relationship between Religious Commitment and Academic Success"; Greg Griffin, Erin Huff, and Shelley Lawrence on "Relationship between Risk Behaviors and Self-esteem in College Females"; Leanne Britton, Jason Hopper, Willard Wilks, and Herbert Wright on "Relationship between Intelligence, Self-efficacy, and Birth Order"; Barbara Adams, Shmeka Gibson, and Victoria Kronenwetter on "Relationship between Exercise and Depression"; Sarah Cagen, Richard Gray, and Sharonda Wilson on "Self-Esteem and Celebrity Worship in College Students"; Bridget Buckley, Brittany Cochran, and Chaveka Duckett on "Relationship between College Females' Level of Self-Esteem and Participation in Sports"; Ponecia Anderson, and Shana Thompson on "Relationship between Locus of Control and Empathy in Acquaintance Rape Trials"; and Russell Brandon, Adrienne Hill, and Krista Gyarmati on "Relationship between Parental Weight Expectations and Dieting Behavior in Females."
"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>
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
The Epsilon Psi Chapter of the international business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi welcomed and initiated three new members on November 18 (pictured above, l-r): Tramy Nguyen (Business Administration '07), Breon Rosser (Business Administration '09), and Dr. Michael Ryan (Dean, School of Business). Deltasig will celebrate its centennial in 2007. Epsilon Psi is the oldest fraternity at CBU, receiving its charter in 1964.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Join the CBU community in Buckman Quad on Thursday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m. for the yearly tradition of lighting the campus tree as we prepare for the joyous season. The CB Singers will perform holiday selections, and cookies and hot chocolate will be served.
ANGELS OF LOVE TOY DRIVE
Campus Ministry is hosting the 2nd Annual Angels of Love Toy Drive. Please drop off brand-new toys for ages 2-16 to the Campus Ministry office by December 8 at 4:00 p.m. Thanks for helping the less fortunate have a wonderful Christmas!
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FLU
Flu shots will be available Monday-Friday in Health Resources from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The cost is $15 by cash or check.
FACULTY/STAFF HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
The Brothers’ Community and the President cordially invite members of the CBU faculty and staff and their families to the Annual Faculty/Staff Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 9. 8:00-10:30 p.m. in Lambert Hall (2455 Avery). RSVP to the Holiday Hotline at 321-3082 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include number of guests in your response.
CBU DISCOUNTS FROM BALLET MEMPHIS
Ballet Memphis is offering faculty, staff, and students of CBU a 50% discount on tickets for its 20th Anniversary Season. Performances for Nutcracker (December 15-17), Trey Bien: The McIntyre Residency (February 10-11), and The Wizard of Oz (April 28-29) are included in the discount program. Call the box office at 737-7322, ext. 302, and use the discount code CBU06.
The 2007-08 FAFSA will be available online January 1, so make plans to fill it out as soon as possible after that date. Tennessee residents need to submit the FAFSA by February 15 even if estimated data has to be used. Please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov (CBU = 003482).