THE CBU ANNUAL FUND SAYS "THANK YOU"
The CBU Annual Fund ended the 2006 calendar year 9.2% ahead of 2005, and the Office of Advancement would like to thank the CBU faculty and staff for their valuable contributions to aid in this positive momentum.
In addition, $500,000 has been raised to date toward the theatre renovation (above), and construction is well underway with completion scheduled for the end of March.
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.
The CBU Bookstore will begin returning overstocked textbooks on Monday, January 22. Please purchase your textbooks as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please stop by the Bookstore. ALSO: Stop by the CBU Bookstore and check out the new athletic t-shirts... soccer, baseball, basketball, it's all covered (even football).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
PRE-LAW PROGRAM MEETING
There will be a general interest meeting of the Pre-Law Program on January 31 at 3:00 p.m. in Kenrick 200. All students interested in law school are encouraged to attend. For further information, contact Dr Karl Leib at email@example.com.
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.
NEW PAINTINGS BY JANA TRAVIS
An exhibition of "New Paintings" by Jana Travis (Fine Arts & Speech) will be on display through February 22 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library). 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>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for all of your help!
WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES TO WORSHIP AT CBU
• Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 5:00 p.m., De La Salle/Stritch Chapel
• Sunday Mass: 11:00 a.m., De La Salle/Stritch Chapel; or 9:00 p.m., De La Salle/Stritch Chapel
• Bible Reflection: Mondays, 5:00 p.m., St. Joseph Chapel
• Communion: Tuesdays, 12:22 p.m., St. Joseph Chapel
• Bible Study: Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m., Stritch Lounge
• Noontime Prayer: Thursdays, 12:22 p.m., St. Joseph Chapel
• Rosary: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, noon, St. Joseph Chapel
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).
• Brother Allen Johnson (Literature & Language), Dr. Sara Pitts (Business Law), and Rob H. Kamery (former CBU business faculty) authored "The Effects of Part-Time Instruction on Final Grades in the English Composition Course at a Comprehensive University," published in the Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (Volume 10, Number 3; December 2006).
• Dr. Lisa Hickman (Literature & Language, Adjunct) will sign copies of her book, William Faulkner and Joan Williams: The Romance of Two Writers, at Square Books in Oxford, MS on Thursday, January 25.
• Robert Nolen (Electrical Engineering '66) recently received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Mid-South Electrical Industry Association, which is made up of engineers, electrical contractors, distributors, and manufacturers in the electrical industry. Kip Lemons (Electrical Engineering '81), the incoming president of the association, presented the award.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• Four CBU students were initiated into Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society on December 2, 2006. Pictured above, l-r: new member Mark Foster, Matt Shaver, new member Siamak Keyvani, Dr. Fred Terry (faculty advisor), Yuri De Souza, new member Navin Prabhu, new member Claudia Roldan, Leon Faison (President), Linh Duong, and Russ Pierce (TBP National). Not Pictured: Gene McGinnis (chief faculty advisor)
• The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha would like to thank everyone who turned in pink Yoplait lids to chapter members and collection bins located across campus. The organization collected over 850 lids to turn into the ZTA National "Save Lids to Save Lives" campaign. ZTA would like to congratulate member Elizabeth Gaia for being named TKE Sweetheart. The chapter would also like to recognize and congratulate the incoming Executive Council: Lauren Hearn, Kelly Summons, Kelly Towns, Lacey Hopper, Stephanie Parker, Jesse East, Gloria Bird, Megan Fitzgerald, Brittany Cochran, and Aubrey Pancratz.
• Alpha Chi Honor Society will be selling Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights this week, 5:15-8:00 p.m. in Buckman Hall. Eat dinner with Alpha Chi and help support members going to National Convention to present their research in San Antonio.
• If you are a business major interested in joining Delta Sigma Pi, the co-ed professional business fraternity in its 100th year, please contact the CBU chapter president, Burton Bridges, at email@example.com. Deltasig Week will be January 22–27. Please see the club website for details on pledging and this week’s activities.
SIGN UP NOW FOR INTRAMURALS!
Attention, full-time students: Put together a team and sign up now for intramural sports at CBU! The first event on the spring intramural calendar is a three-day 3-on-3 Basketball tournament, scheduled for January 23-25, 7:00-9:00 p.m. each evening in Canale Arena. Four members are allowed per team. And while you're signing up for basketball, put together your team for the upcoming Dodgeball tournament too -- January 30-31, also 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Canale Arena, five members per team. Sign up online and get more information at www.cbu.edu/studentlife/intramurals.
FINANCIAL PLANNING PROGRAM GRADUATES
Congratulations to the following graduates from CBU's CFP Board-Registered Program in Financial Planning, who received their certificates on January 11: Clinton Blake (Exel), Richard Chadwick Davis (First Citizens Financial Plus), Kevin F. Jacobs (Shoemaker Financial), Rachel W. Kiarie, Dan Slowinski (Fidelity Investments), and Alethea Dawn Summers (ServiceMaster). Upon successful completion of the program, these graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner Certification Examination.
SPEAKERS ON CAREERS IN ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
The CBU community is invited to sit in on presentations by guest speakers for the spring course in "Careers in Accounting and Finance" (ACCT300/FIN300), which meets on Tuesday afternoons at 12:45 p.m. in Buckman 112. (Warning: It may be SRO.) The schedule for guest speakers is as follows: Christopher J. Scott (manager of internal audit at FedEx Services) on January 23; Terry Robertson, CPA (managing director at Morgan Keegan) on January 30; Leslie S. Bouldin, CPA (COO at Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck) on February 6; David Farmer (division CFO at Smith & Nephew) on February 13; Matthew Biddinger (division controller at Hunter Fan Company) on February 20; Ryan B. Boyd, CFP (Certified Financial Planner practitioner at CFH Financial Services) on February 27; Ross Harris, CFA, CPA (executive vice president of AIMS Logistics) on March 13; Steve Sansom (senior managing director and founder of Green Square Capital) on March 20; Brett Johnson, CPA (senior manager at Deloitte & Touche) on March 27; Craig Wiener (senior vice president at Wunderlich Securities) on April 3; Christopher M. Kelley (executive director of Barret School of Banking) on April 10; and Philip D. Babin (Thompson Dunavant PLC) on April 17. For more information, contact Dr. Lynn Kugele at 321-4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Call 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, and presentation of the Homecoming Court.