• Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology) presented a lecture on "The Genetics of Alcoholism" at the December meeting of the Memphis Area Psychological Association on December 6.
• Dr. M.A. McCoy (Education) attended the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies in Washington, DC, on December 1-3, where he led a roundtable discussion by members of the "Contrarians" ( a special interest group that advocates a string emphasis on content in the teaching of social studies). Dr. McCoy also participate din the NCSS Geography Bee at the Washington Convention Center, hosted by Alex Trebek of Jeopardy! television fame.
• CBU soccer midfielder Matt Werakso (Business '08)) was named to the 2006 Daktronics Division II All-America Second Team. He was previously a unanimous first-team All-Gulf South Conference selection and was named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. Werakso was also one of three Bucs named to the National Soccer Coaches Association All-South Region team that was also released over the weekend. Forward Brad Whitsitt (Business '07) and defender Kieran Wilson (M.Ed. '07) joined him on NSCAA All-South Region Second Team.
• Heath Smith (Business '08) He completed the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL on December 9 in 3:07:27, which is good enough to qualify him for the Boston marathon.
• Speaking of marathons, CBU was well represented in the St. Jude Marathon on December 2. In the half marathon, Shawna Engel (Advancement) finished in 1:50:17, Charlene Yeung (Business '07) finished in 1:50:37, Josh Dove (Mechanical Engineering '07) in 1:56:48, and Dr. Sandra Thompson-Jaeger (Biology) in 2:12:32. Among the alumni finishing in the half-marathon were Ben Knoernschild ('05) in 1:13:11, Shawn Morgan ('06) in 1:55:42, Laura Kreager ('06) in 1:55:00, Nick Salvaggio ('06) in 2:05:15, and Kim Schwartz ('93) in 2:09:37. In the full 26-mile marathon, Megan Rice (Business '07) finished in 5:04:23, and Ashley Prevost (Chemical Engineering '07) finished in 5:04:29. Alumnus and trustee Joe Birch ('78) finished in 4:47:40, and Dr. Frank Buscher (former dean, School of Arts) ran the race in 3:18:50. (Dr. Buscher sends word from Rhodes to expresses his gratitude to the friends and former colleagues at CBU who sponsored him.)
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
The Mu Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority launched the “Tell Someone” Campaign on December 1 by providing life saving information on World AIDS Day and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Pictured above are AKA members Breon Rosser (left) and Shanta Wilson (right) with Alpha Sigma Tau member Mandi Pitt. Mu Epsilon also provided Buckle-Up America information to CBU students and nearby motorists prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
• Alpha Sigma Tau would like to congratulate the newly-elected members of the 2007 Panhellenic Council! Congratulations to President Kristin Moore (Alpha Sigma Tau), Chief Justice Marly Hazen (Alpha Sigma Tau), Secretary Jenna Cherry (Zeta Tau Alpha), Treasurer Lauren Douglass (Alpha Xi Delta), Membership Recruitment Chair Jessica Horvath (Zeta Tau Alpha), and Programming Chair Paige Pirkey (Zeta Tau Alpha). Alpha Sigma Tau also congratulates its newly initiated Gamma Class: Melody Allensworth, Taralyn French, Amy Montgomery, and Lisa Schultz.
Dr. Blanche Schwartz, local artist and educator, died on December 1 at the age of 95. Dr. Schwartz taught at the University of Memphis from 1965 to 1979, when she retired. She was quite well known in Memphis for her weavings, and CBU presented an exhibit of her work in the University Gallery in 2001. CBU has been the recipient of her entire collection of artwork (weavings, ceramics, paintings, watercolors, etc.). There are currently five of her weavings hanging in the Plough Library. Please keep Dr. Schwartz and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
The Correlational Methods class in Psychology will make 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."
Plough Library will observe the following hours this week during Fall Exams: Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-midnight; Fridays, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m.-midnight. For the holidays, Plough Library will be closed Sunday, December 17; open 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, December 18-21; and closed December, 22-January 1.
• 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.
Gary Beecham, the internationally known glass artist whose work was exhibited in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at CBU in August-October, has donated the piece above, entitled Appalachian Landscape II, to the permanent collection of CBU. It is currently on display in Plough Library.
WELCOME TO CBU
Laura Haddock has joined the Business Office in the position of Accounts Payable Administrator.
STUDENT LIFE PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Attention students: The Student Life Pancake Breakfast will be held Tuesday, December 12, in the Alfonso Dining Hall, from 9-10:30 p.m. Take a break from studying to come rejuvenate yourself with pancakes.
DELTA SIGMA PI FOOD DRIVE
Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, is sponsoring a food drive for Holy Rosary Catholic Church, collecting items for Christmas baskets that will be given out to families in need. Please drop off any of these listed items in the boxes placed at Buckman Hall, Alfonso Dining Hall, or the Library: rice, peanut butter, jelly or jam, canned yams, canned corn, canned green beans, canned mixed vegetables, cranberry sauce, cake mix and frosting, marshmallows, boxed stuffing, and/or macaroni and cheese. Delta Sigma Pi will be collecting food until December 15. For any questions please contact Qiaohua Lin, the Vice President of Community Service, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASK FOR STUDY ABROAD FOR CHRISTMAS
All students interested in spending a month in Merry Old England from mid-May to mid-June, sign up NOW. The deadline is not until February, but the spaces are limited at Edge Hill; $100 will hold your place until February. There is still room on the London side trip as well. When you go home for Christmas tell Grandma, Aunt Tillie, and Cousin Bob that a donation to your Educational Fund would be a nice holiday remembrance. GOOD LUCK! Go to the study abroad webpage for more details or contact Study Abroad office at 321-3264 or the professors, Dr. Neal Palmer ("The History of Rock") or Conrad Brombach ("Sports Psychology").
A great big THANK YOU to those who brought toys for the poor this past week. Many children will have a brighter Christmas because of you! If you would still like to donate new toys, please bring the toys to the Campus Ministry Office by Friday, December 15, at 4:00 p.m. These toys will go to children in Memphis who might not receive anything. Thanks for your support!
• There will be a Communion Service on Tuesday at 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall). You are cordially invited; it’s a great way to keep Jesus in our hearts!
• The Rosary will be recited on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of this week at noon in St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall). Let us pray for each other!
• During these next weeks, let’s take time for our own personal prayer and also to celebrate with our “Communities of Faith.” Let us also bless and pray for those who do not have what we have.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FLU
It is not too late to protect yourself from the flu! Flu shots are still available in Health Resources. Because we have adequate supply, adult family members or alumni (over age 18) may call to schedule an appointment to obtain the vaccine at CBU. Shots are $15 by cash or check.
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).
"Moments in Time," an exhibition by Germantown artist Pamela Kelso Craig, will close on December 13 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library).