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 PREGAME 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.
• BSA HOMECOMING TAILGATE: The Black Student Association and the Dean of Students invite the CBU community to join them for pre-game fun as they paint faces with BUC SPIRIT! (12:00-2:00 p.m., Canale Cafe)
• 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. Half-time and between-game activities will include a half-court shot contest, awarding of letter jackets, and presentation of the Homecoming Court.
• HOMECOMING DANCE: 10:00 p.m.
WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT
Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling, will be conducting two more workshops 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 8 and February 15, 1:00-1:50 p.m., in the Thomas Center Conference Room. Interested students should attend all four sessions.
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)
• 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.
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 email@example.com 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
DONATIONS TO CBU PACKAGING ENGINEERING
The School of Engineering announces that FedEx donated the following packaging lab equipment to the school last fall:
• a 5000-lb capacity compression table Model CT-5000 manufactured by Gaynes Engineering
• a drop tester Model AD-500 from L.A.B. with 500 lb. weight limit and up to 48” height drop
• a Nikon profile projector Model V-12
• a Brightimeter Model Micro S-5 from Technidyne Corporation
• a score bend tester Model 202 made by Thwing Albert Instrument
These pieces together with other packaging equipment acquired in the last two years from a grant from the Assisi Foundation make CBU's packaging engineering lab facility one of the best the country. For more information about these pieces of equipment and other packaging engineering activities, visit the program's web site.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shot Nurse immunization and Wellness Service will be on campus on Wednesday, February 7, at 12:30 p.m. offering blood pressure checks (free), tetanus/diphtheria boosters, pneumonia vaccinations, and vitamin B12 injections. Other immunizations and blood tests can also be obtained at this monthly wellness visit with at least a three (3) day notification to the Shot Nurse office at 685-9999 or email@example.com. Full details
about services are available at www.shotnurse.com.
• Jeff Hall (Liberal Studies '07) was named one of the Outstanding Eminent Archons (Presidents) of the Year by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Service Center in its 2006 Annual Report. Jeff was also invited to speak at the 2007 Sigma Alpha Epsilon Province Theta Leadership School at Nichols State University, where he will give a presentation on "Chapter Management" to hundreds of fraternity members from the states of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
• Dr. Marius Carriere (Dean, School of Arts/History & Political Science) attended the American Historical Association Convention in Atlanta, January 4-7.
The Stax Music Academy Drum Line entertained Buc fans during halftime at the February 1 basketball game in Canale Arena.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society participated in the Birthright Bowlathon on January 27. Combining for three teams, CBU displayed its bowling prowess with top honors going to sophomore John Waldorf for highest game score. Team 1 included Ashley Prevost, Kristi Prevost, Kelley Towns, John York, and John Waldorf. The second team included Leah Allen (School of Science), Dennis Allen, Dr. Mary Cargill (Literature & Languages), Claire Barnett, and Lynda Miller (Biology). The third team was composed of Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology), John Legge, Michael Herr, Evan Kraus, and Casey Weber. Thanks to all who participated.
• Alpha Sigma Tau is happy to welcome the chapter's first sorority sweetheart, Aaron Lamey of Tau Kappa Epsilon. ("We love you, Aaron!") Alpha Sigma Tau and Tau Kappa Epsilon also wish everyone a Happy Homecoming Week! Go Bucs go!!
• The Panhellenic Council congratulates Alpha Sigma Tau for earning the highest GPA (4.43) in Panhellenic for Fall 2006! Way to go, AST!
NEW DATABASE TRIALS @ YOUR LIBRARY
Plough Library has posted five new science and business databases: Book Index with Reviews, Facts On File Science Online, Plunkett Research Online, Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost), and Science Resource Center (Gale). Click here to check them out and let the library know what you think.
GRE UPDATE INFO SESSION
Those silly kids at ETS are messing with the GRE again. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 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 email@example.com.
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
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).
FORUM ON EATING DISORDERS
The campus community is invited to attend a forum entitled "Eating Disorders: Facts, Myths, and How to Help" on Tuesday, February 13, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. The forum will be presented by Dr. Gina Prigoff, clinical psychologist, and is co-sponsored by Alpha Sigma Tau, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and the CBU Counseling Center.