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THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY JANUARY 29, 2007
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WMC-TV weatherman Dave Brown spoke to a standing-room student audience in Spain Auditorium on January 23, delivering his personal message against drunk driving as part of Alcohol Awareness Week.

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.

WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT
Ms. Sadie Lisenby
, Director of Counseling, will be conducting three more 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 remaining Thursday sessions will be held on 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 kleib@cbu.edu.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2007
• Tuesday, February 6: Soul Food Day with Ekpe and Company African Dance and Music (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Alfonso Dining Hall)
• Tuesday, February 6: Panel Discussion "Cultural Wake-Up Call: Will you answer the call?" A panel of 6 students and Dr. Meade Walker, professor of Black History at LeMoyne-Owen College, will answer questions and lead a discussion about the cultural heritage of African Americans and present day race-relations. (6:30 p.m., East Lounge)
• Saturday, February 10: Black History Month Homecoming Tailgate -- The Black Student Association and the Dean of Students invite the CBU community to join them for pre-game fun as we will paint faces with BUC SPIRIT! (12:00-2:00 p.m., Canale Arena)
• Thursday, February 15: Brown Bag Luncheon led by Mr. Benjamin Head (Plough Library) on "Affirmative Action: Is it still needed?" (12:15 p.m., East Lounge)
• Friday, February 23: "Night of Elegance with a Touch of Class" -- Dance the night away as the CBU community continues to celebrate Black History Month with music from African-American artists ranging from jazz and soul to R&B. Attire: Formal. Admission: $5

HURRICANE KATRINA WORKSHOPS

The School of Engineering and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will offer two workshops for high school students on Hurricane Katrina on February 6 and March 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in Nolan 241. Dr. L Yu Lin will directing the workshop, and speakers will include three CBU alumni who now work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Patricia Fletcher ('88), chief of emergency management; Jason Allmon, PE ('98), value engineering officer; and Jonathan Pennington ('99), power team member. More information can be downloaded online, or click here to register to attend.

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.

CAREER CENTER JUNIOR MEETINGS
All December 2007, May 2008 & August 2008 graduates should attend one of these four meetings times: Wednesday & Thursday, February 7 & 8, 1:00 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. each day in Buckman 211. The Career Center can be of great assistance to you in your job search process--whether you are looking for a part-time job or internship now, and/or a full-time job during your senior year and beyond. To get the most out of the Center's services, register your resume with the office--if you're seeking internships and co-ops, this is prime-time for companies who are looking to hire YOU. The Junior Meetings will briefly describe this process, why it's important, and will tell you about some of the other services (including Graduate School services) offered to soon-to-be graduates. In this day and age, you can never have too many options to help you find a job. The Career Center is one of your best options to help you along the way. Meetings will last approximately 30 minutes.  If you have any questions, contact career@cbu.edu or 321-3330. Other upcoming Career Center events include:
Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, February 15; 1:00 pm, Buckman 211
Job Fair Preparation Workshop: Tuesday, February 20; 1:00 pm, Buckman 111
Science, Engineering & Technology Job Fair: Thursday, February 22; 11:00-1:30 p.m., East Lounge
Practice Tests (GRE, GMAT, LSAT & MCAT): Tuesday & Wednesday, March 20 & 21; 1:00 pm each day, Kenrick Hall
Professional Image Workshop: Thursday, March 22; 1:00 pm, Buckman 112
Business & Arts Job Fair: Thursday, March 29; 11:00 to 1:30, East Lounge
Behavioral Interviewing Workshop: Thursday, April 12; 1:00 pm, Buckman 211
Negotiating Salary Workshop: Thursday, April 19; 1:00 pm, Buckman 211

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, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending around 1:00 p.m. If you are interested in assisting this year, contact Maureen Collins at 321-3210 or macollin@cbu.edu.

 

CBU RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Congratulations to faculty and staff members who have received Research Development Awards for 2007: Mr. Benjamin Head (Plough Library) for "Integration of Information Literacy in the CBU Curriculum," Dr. Pong Malasri (Civil Engineering) for "Establishment of a CBU Engineering Packaging Center," Drs. Scott Nikaido and Paul Haught (Religion & Philosophy) for "A Database for Community-Based Service Learning," Dr. Bevalee Pray (Accounting and Finance) for "Graduate Business Course on Management and  Leadership in India," and Dr. Randel Price (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering) for "Developing Modular Elements for Exploring Engineering." A word of thanks goes out to all who prepared and presented proposals.

KUDOS

The CBU Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been named an Outstanding Chapter for 2005-2006 by the SPS National Office. The selection was based on the depth and breadth of the chapter's activities in such areas as public science outreach. This the third time that the chapter has been recognized as outstanding in the past five years. The CBU chapter is open to anyone interested in physics. Contact Dr. John Varriano, SPS Faculty Advisor, at jvarrian@cbu.edu for more information.
Christine Scifert (MEM '04) was presented the R. Craig Blackman Outstanding Graduate Engineering Alumni Award on January 12. Christine is both the group director and supervisor of regulatory affairs for Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA in Memphis. She manages a team of 22 people that is responsible for domestic and international submissions to gain product registrations. The Blackman Award is presented annually by the School of Engineering and the Graduate Engineering Programs.
Brother Matt Szatkowski (Fine Arts & Speech) will meet with senior engineering students on January 30 to address the necessary elements in their upcoming thesis presentations.

SIGN UP NOW FOR INTRAMURAL DODGEBALL
Attention, full-time students: Put together a team and sign up now for intramural sports at CBU! The next event on the spring intramural calendar is a Dodgeball tournament on January 30-31 at 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.


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.


GRE UPDATE INFO SESSION
Those silly kids at ETS are messing with the GRE again. Yup, the Graduate Record Exam, the test required for most graduate programs, is undergoing some major changes. The test format and scoring system and length will all change as of Fall 2007. Grab a friend and come to an info session on Wednesday, February 7, in St. Joseph 10 at 6:00 p.m. to learn all about it. Pizza provided. The session is presented by The Princeton Review and cosponsored by the CBU Honors Program and Career Center. Open to all CBU students and pizza will be provided. RSVP to Dr. Tracie Burke at tburke@cbu.edu by 3:00 p.m. the day of the event if you want a slice of pizza.


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: 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 lkugele@cbu.edu.

NEW PAINTINGS BY JANA TRAVIS

An exhibition of "New Paintings" by Jana Travis (Fine Arts & Speech) is 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>

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

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 (15-5, 4-3 GSC)

01/25: Bucs 49, Arkansas Monticello 65
01/27:
Bucs 52, Harding 64
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (7-12, 0-7 GSC)
01/25: Lady Bucs 62, Arkansas Monticello 64
01/27:
Lady Bucs 68, Harding 80


THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

MEN'S BASKETBALL

02/01: SOUTHERN ARKANSAS @ Canale Arena (7:00 p.m.)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
02/01: SOUTHERN ARKANSAS @ Canale Arena (5:00 p.m.)
02/03: PHILANDER SMITH @ Canale Arena (2:00 p.m.)


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