• Buccaneer shortstop Mark Foster (Mechanical Engineering '08) has been named by Collegiate Baseball Magazine to its Preseason All-America Team. He hit .375 with 14 doubles and 21 stolen bases last season and received First-Team All-GSC West honors.
• Jennifer Hendrick (Biology '06) has been accepted to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Atlanta.
• Buccaneer center Nick Kohs (Business '09) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the period ending December 19. He scored a season-high 21 points with 10 rebounds and four assists in a 94-56 win over LeMoyne-Owen, and then racked up 14 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks, and five assists against Missouri-St. Louis.
• Kyle Moats, Eagle Scout and son of Bob Moats (School of Engineering), led the Pledge of Allegiance at the recent inauguration of the Mayor of Bartlett.
• The CBU Buccaneer basketball team was ranked No. 25 in the nation in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Coaches Poll released January 2. The Bucs were the only Gulf South Conference team in the rankings as they made their second appearance of the season in the top 25; they were ranked No. 22 in the December 12 poll.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• Delta Sigma Pi would like to thank everyone who donated food items to the Holy Rosary Food Drive. Many Memphis families received Christmas baskets thanks to the generosity of CBU faculty, staff, and students.
• The Interfraternity Council applications are now available in Student Life and are due January 16. Please encourage members to apply for this board!
Regular hours for Plough Library beginning January 11 are Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00-11:00 p.m. For the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the library will be open 6:00-11:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, and closed on Monday, January 15.
JOSTENS CLASS RINGS ON SALE
The Jostens representative will be on campus, Monday and Tuesday, January 8 and 9, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Bookstore. Class rings will be on sale with prices starting at $199.
TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
CBU and AIMS Logistics are sponsoring a tax assistance program under the VITA program. Students, faculty, staff, and Brothers are invited to volunteer for this worthwhile program that provides tax assistance to the community’s working poor. A social gathering to review all aspects of the program will be held Wednesday, January 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall 112. Food and beverages will be provided. If you are interested in attending the gathering or in receiving more information on the program, please RSVP to Shawna Engel at 321-3254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK: JANUARY 22-25
• Tuesday, January 23: Dave Brown from Action News Five will speak in Spain Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. on the effects of of losing his daughter, granddaughter, and unborn grandson as a result of drunk driving.
• Wednesday, January 24: A Risk Management Panel will focus on University policies, organization policies, and how irresponsible uses of alcohol can affect you and those around you. The panel will be held in East Lounge at 7:00 p.m. Pizza will be available for those who attend.
• Thursday, January 25: Representatives of the Memphis Police Department will be on campus to distribute relevant alcohol information. Impaired vision goggles will also be available for use.
MEET THE GREEKS WEEK
The first annual National Pan-Hellenic Week is January 28-30. Students interested in joining an NPHC Greek organization are strongly encouraged to attend the following activities.
• Sunday, January 28: Meet the Greeks Cookout, 7:00 p.m. in East Lounge
• Monday, January 29: Meet the Greeks Forum, 7:00 p.m. in East Lounge
• Tuesday, January 30: Meet the Greeks Mixer, 8:00-10:00 p.m. in East Lounge
Are you Who's Who material? If you are a student who demonstrates a combination of academic excellence, community services, involvement in extracurricular activities, and have the potential for continued success, you could be eligible for inclusion in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. A 2.5 minimum GPA and junior/senior status is required to apply. Please pick up an application in Student Life.
The 2007-08 FAFSA is available online, so make plans to fill it out as soon as possible. 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).
• Priscilla Head, mother of Benjamin Head (Plough Library), passed away recently. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Benjamin in care of Campus Box T-7.
• Jean Zegland Brombach, mother of Dr. Conrad Brombach (Behavioral Sciences), passed away in her 100th year recently in Minneapolis. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Dr. Brombach at Campus Box 12.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. EVENTS
These events are free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Karen Conway, Dean of Students, at 321-3536.
• CBU's Annual Oratorical Contest featuring 6th graders from Holy Names and De La Salle Elementary Schools will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 6:30 p.m., in Spain Auditorium. This year's topic for the young orators is “My Favorite Martin Luther King Jr. Quote.”
• The Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, January 11, at 12:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The speaker will be Reverend Stanley Gates, pastor of Circle of Faith Christian Center. His topic will be "Why We Can’t Wait: Building Communities from the Outside In." Special musical selections from the the CBU Inspirational Voices Gospel Choir will be featured, along with the winning speech from Wednesday's Oratorical Contest.
SPRING ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
The annual Ecumenical Prayer Service to begin the Spring semester will take place on Thursday, January 18, at 1:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. Dr. Siripong Malasri (Civil & Environmental Engineering) will share his personal and spiritual insights on a topic central to all major religions: "Love: A Universal Spiritual Truth." The entire CBU Community is cordially invited to attend this service. This is an excellent way for us to come together to celebrate the God of Love.
TWILIGHT RETREAT: DEUS CARITAS EST
The January Twilight Retreat will be held in the East Lounge of the Thomas Center on Thursday, January 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Father David Knight's topic will be "Love Made Flesh in God and Us: Pope Benedict XVI Takes the Gospel to the Streets," exploring Pope Benedict's Encyclical, "Deus Caritas Est." For information or to RSVP, please call 357-6662.
NEW PAINTINGS BY JANA TRAVIS
An exhibition of "New Paintings" by Jana Travis (Fine Arts & Speech) will open in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library) on Friday, January 19, with a public reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through February 22. Travis is an assistant professor of art at CBU, where she is also chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Speech and holds the Harold R. Krelstein Chair in Performing Arts and Communications. More information>
WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT
Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling, will be conducting four workshops during January and February with the goal of helping at-risk students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The Thursday sessions will be held on January 25, February 1, February 8, and February 15, 1:00-1:50 p.m., in the Thomas Center Conference Room. Interested students should attend all four sessions.
CAMPUS BLOOD DRIVE
Lifeblood will host a blood drive on campus Friday, January 26, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the East Lounge. Free donuts and pizza will be given to those who donate. Early registration and additional details are available in the Student Life office.