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THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY JANUARY 16, 2007
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BUCCANEERS CLIMB IN NATIONAL BASKETBALL POLL
The CBU Buccaneer basketball team
climbed to No. 17 in the nation in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Coaches Poll released January 9. The Bucs were ranked No. 25 the previous week and rose in the rankings after winning their GSC West opener at Southern Arkansas University.

KUDOS

Bob Moats (School of Engineering) recently passed his licensing examination to become a Steam Engineer, First Class.
• An article by Donna Crone (Athletics/Softball) was published in the December 2006 issue Fastpitch Delivery, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association newspaper. The article, entitled "They Just Don't Get It," dealt with coach-parent relationships.
Dr. Kris Pruitt (Professor Emerita, School of Arts) was elected vice-president of the the Milton Society of America at its annual meeting in Philadelphia in December. She will be president of the society in 2008, the 60th anniversary of the Milton Society and the 400th anniversary of John Milton's birth.
• Congratulations to Chris Reid (Psychology '08) for receiving the Order of Omega Scholarship for his outstanding participation in leadership, academics, and community service at Christian Brothers University.


PHONATHON POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR SPRING

Are you looking for a part-time on-campus job that offers great pay and a valuable resume experience with a start and end date? If so, the Advancement Office is seeking eight students who are articulate, responsible, and motivated to work as callers for the Phonathon Spring Campaign. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 5:30-9:00 p.m. The starting pay is $7/hour and it is unrelated to work study. If you are interested, please complete an application available in the Advancement Office (Barry Hall) before January 30. Training is required and the 6-8 weeks of calling will commence in mid-late February. If you have any questions, please call Shawna Engel at 321-3254 or email giving@cbu.edu.

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.

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.

MEET THE GREEKS WEEK
The first annual National Pan-Hellenic Week is January 28-30.  Students interested in joining a 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

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
Thanks goes to the CBU's Honors Program bowling team (aptly named "Honors Students Is Good Bowlers), who won the trophy for most pledges collected for the 2nd annual Tri Beta Bowl-a-thon. They took home the same honor last year. The group, composed of Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Science), Jacky Wong, Jessica McKinney, Catherine Montesi, and Jessica Wright, turned in $244 in pledges. Following closely was Dr. Beth Nelson (Behavioral Science) who single-handedly collected $234.

WHO'S WHO
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.


PLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS

The Admissions Office would like to invite the CBU faculty and staff to participate in the Plough Scholarship interviews. The Plough Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship based on high academic standing, strong extracurricular activities, and leadership roles. The interviews will be held on campus on Saturday, February 17, and will begin at 9:00 a.m. The interview sessions will end around 1:00 p.m. If you are interested in assisting this year, contact Maureen Collins at 321-3210 or macollin@cbu.edu. Thank you in advance for all of your help!

 

WELCOME TO CBU
Steve Henderson
has joined CBU Information Technology Services as the department's new Dean. Steve, a 1997 ITM graduate, returns to CBU from IT management positions at Volo Technology and International Paper. More information>

PRAYER REQUEST
Brother John Johnston asks for your continued prayers. The cancer that began in his colon has entered his left leg, causing him difficulty in walking. Because of the damaged bone and danger of fracture or breakage, doctors have installed a long rod into his femur. He is currently undergoing radiation on the tumor, hoping that it will help reduce its size, kill the cancer cells therein, and reduce the pain. He will resume chemotherapy when the 14 days of radiation are complete. Brother John is very grateful for the concern manifested by members of the CBU community and for their prayers.

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.

HOMECOMING 2007: FEBRUARY 10
•The first official event to kick off Homecoming 2007 is the Third Annual Up til Dawn Homecoming 5K! Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Central Parking lot and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. You may register online at or stop by the Student Life Office to pick up an application. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
• A Pre-Game Chili Cook-off will take place on the East Balcony of Canale Arena, noon-2:00 p.m. Sample some home-cooked chili, have a hot dog, and get in the Buc spirit! Great family event with children’s activities. Cook-off teams can represent alumni, students, and faculty/staff. Contact the Alumni Office at 321-3270 for rules and entry information or click here.
Gametime in Canale Arena: CBU Lady Buccaneers vs. Henderson State at 2:00 p.m.; CBU Buccaneers vs. Henderson State at 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. Half-time and between-game activities will include a half-court shot contest, awarding of letter jackets to CBU student-athletes, and presentation of the Homecoming Court.

FAFSA ONLINE
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).
 

 

BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD
MEN'S BASKETBALL (13-3, 2-1 GSC)

01/11: Bucs 74 , Arkansas Tech 61
01/13:
Bucs 48, Henderson State 57
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (7-8, 0-3 GSC)
01/11: Lady Bucs 56, Arkansas Tech 61
01/13:
Lady Bucs 60 , Henderson State 75


THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

MEN'S BASKETBALL

01/18: OUACHITA BAPTIST @ Arkadelphia, AR (8:00 p.m.)
01/20: DELTA STATE @ Canale Arena (4:00 p.m.)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
01/18: OUACHITA BAPTIST @ Arkadelphia, AR (6:00 p.m.)
01/20: DELTA STATE @ Canale Arena (2:00 p.m.)


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