Congratulations to Mr. and Ms. CBU of Homecoming 2007 , VANCE GAMBLE and MEGAN RICE.
APE OLYMPIC TRIATHLON
Beta Beta Beta, the Biology Honor Society will sponsor the first Ape Olympic Triathlon in honor of Charles Darwin's 198th birthday on Monday, February 12. The events will begin at noon in Buckman Quad and will include the following:
• Introduction and a few facts about Darwin
• Chimpanzee Triple-Jump: Contestants begin at starting tape on a 4-point stance (i.e. with both feet AND knuckles of both hands on the ground), then jump three times, but knuckles of both hands MUST touch the ground at the end of each component jump.
• Coconut Shot Put: Very much like any other Shot Put competition, except contestants use a coconut instead of the usual weighted red ball.
• Mate-calling Contest: Based on Johnny Weismuller's distinctive Tarzan yell, contestants will call from the landing on the second floor of Alfonso Dining Hall. Judging will be on the basis of audibility and clarity.
The Biology Department will also be ordering a sheet cake decorated with an image of the finches that Charles Darwin discovered on the Galapagos Islands. For more information, please click here.
LASALLIAN VOLUNTEER INFO SESSION
Attention Seniors: There will be an information sharing session on the Lasallian Volunteer Program Monday, February 12. The program will begin with Mass at 5:00 p.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel, followed by social and dinner with the Brothers. An explanation of the Lasallian Volunteer Program will begin at 6:45 p.m. in Stritch Lounge. Contact Brother Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to attend. All seniors are welcome!
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.
WORKSHOP SESSION FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT
Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling, will be conducting the last of a series of 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 final session will be held February 15, 1:00-1:50 p.m., in the Thomas Center Conference Room.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2007
• 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
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN PACKAGING
CBU will participate in the 8th Annual Career in Corrugated Satellite Briefing on Tuesday, February 13, with 11 other packaging programs in the U.S. The event is sponsored by the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation and will be broadcast live from Michigan State University in Nolan 235, 1:00-3:00 p.m. The program will include a panel discussion with panelists from International Paper, Georgia-Pacific, and Weyerhaeuser. The event is free, but seating is limited. If you are interested in attending it, please contact Dr. Pong Malasri at email@example.com.
ENGLAND STUDY ABROAD DEADLINE EXTENDED
There has been considerable interest in the summer 2007 England program at Edge Hill University. To enable more students to participate, the enrollment period has been extended until February 23. A $500 down payment by Friday, February 23, will hold your place in the program AND reserve your room on the London optional trip. Please contact the International Initiatives Office 321 3264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For course information, contact Dr. Neal Palmer (teaching History of British Rock) or Dr. Conrad Brombach (teaching Sports Psychology). Additional information is available on the Study Abroad website.
CAREER CENTER EVENTS
• 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 email@example.com.
COLLEGE NIGHT AT THE GRIZZLIES
Enjoy an amazing night of NBA basketball with the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on March 22! Individuals can get group rate prices for a ticket to see the Grizzlies vs. L.A. Lakers -- along with a food voucher for a hot dog and Pepsi. After the game head on over to Beale Street, and stop into the Superior Bar/Restaurant -- show your ticket stub and help yourself to complimentary finger food (while supplies last). Click here to download ticket info, then contact Robert Salek at 205-1463 or RSalek@grizzlies.com to place your order.
• Rebecca Bastnagel (Natural Science '07) has been accepted to the Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University in Saint Louis.
• Dr. Robert Brittingham (Economics) addressed the THEA 315 History of Theatre class on February 7, discussing the topic of script reading from an actor's perspective.
• Dr. Lisa Hickman (Literature & Language, Adjunct) held a booksigning for her book, William Faulkner and Joan Williams: The Romance of Two Writers, at Borders in Germantown on February 10. Upcoming signings are scheduled at Davis-Kidd Booksellers at 1:00 p.m. on February 17, the Shop on the Corner in Philadelphia, MS, at 5:00 p.m. on March 23, and Lemuria Bookstore in Jackson, MS, at 1:00 pm on March 24. She will also give a reading at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, at 5:30 p.m. on February 21.
• Dr. Siripong Malasri (Civil & Environmental Engineering) has been nominated by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers for Fellow Membership Grade of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Nominations are reviewed each year by a national board. In the past, approximately ten engineers from Tennessee have been recognized as fellows by the national organization. Selections will be announced later in the year.
• Dr. Scott Nikaido (Religion & Philosophy) gave lectures on February 4 and February 11 and at Idlewild Presbyterian Church on "Christian Messianism: From Prophetic Restoration To Essene Apocalypse." Dr. Nikaido will return to Idlewild on February 18 for another lectures on Apocalypticism and Messianism. In January, Dr. Nikaido also helped organize two talks at Idlewild on "Islam from a Muslim-American Perspective" with Dr. Bashar Shala and Dr. Fauzia Khan (Natural Science '96). For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Buccaneer forward Kevin Weybright (Business '08) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the week ending February 4. Weybright posted his third double-double of the season 25 points and 10 rebounds as he helped the Bucs to a 69-49 win over Southern Arkansas. The award is Weybright's second of the season and the sixth of his career.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
The ASCE student chapter is preparing two projects for the 2007 Deep South Conference. The concrete canoe (pictured above) has been built and is now curing. Alex Hall is the captain of the concrete canoe team, and he was assisted by Luke Bailey, Matt Chandler, Jason Allen, Randy Scott, and Thomas Hardin. J.T. Malasri (Civil Engineering '06) also came by to inspect the construction and congratulate the team on the completion of the project. Also in progress for the conference is a steel bridge entry, co-captained by Joe Parker and Lamar Rutland, along with team members Luke Bailey and Carol Dodge and designer Wes Templeton. Dr. Siripong Malasri serves as faculty advisor for both the concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions. Additional information and photos can be found online for the canoe and the bridge.
• Four members of the TN Rho chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity -- Brothers Bernard Bach, Chris McLaren, Jeff Hall, and Colby Bowen -- attended 2007 Sigma Alpha Epsilon Province Theta Leadership School at Nicholls State University. The TN Rho Chapter accepted the most awards given, including Chapter Achievement, Community Service & Philanthropy, and Communications Awards. The TN Rho Chapter would like to congratulate Brother Jeff Hall for accepting three awards: "Undergraduate of the Year," "Outstanding Eminent Archon," and "True Gentleman of the Year." The chapter also congratulates Brother Josh Ridge for receiving "Order of the Phoenix."
Kevin Nuckolls ('07) has joined Information Technology Services in the position of Web Administrator.
FINAL NOTICE: FAFSA DEADLINE IS THURSDAY
Tennessee residents need to submit the 2007-08 FAFSA online by February 15 even if estimated data has to be used. Please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov (CBU = 003482).
TWILIGHT RETREAT: FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM
The February Twilight Retreat will be held in the East Lounge of the Thomas Center on Thursday, February 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Brother Vincent Malham will introduce the topic, "The Five Pillars of Islam and Our Christian Faith." Father David Knight is the presenter and will address five things required to be a good Muslim and to be a good Christian. If we are aware of these, it gives us a common ground to serve as a basis for mutual understanding and cooperation. The public is invited to this free retreat. Call 357-6662 for more information or to RSVP.
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 remaining schedule for guest speakers is as follows: 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.
MARDI GRAS 2007
Please join the Office of Student Life and the Student Government Association as we celebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 20. The meal will begin at 5:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall. Enjoy the spirit and flavor of Mardi Gras and New Orleans without ever leaving campus.
Lent is a special time in the Christian Calendar to prepare for Christ's Death and Resurrection, a time to focus on God's everlasting love for us. With this in mind, we will begin Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 21. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Services for Ash Wednesday are as follows:
• Distribution of Ashes: St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall) 7:30-8:15 a.m.
• Mass and Distribution of Ashes: De La Salle Chapel (Stritch Hall), 12:05 p.m.
• Distribution of Ashes: Outside of the East Lounge, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
• Distribution of Ashes: Outside of Montesi Executive Center (Buckman Hall), 7:45-8:15 p.m.
CALL FOR STUDENT PEACE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Christian Brothers University invites nominations for the 2007 Gerard A. Vanderhaar Student Peace Award. This award is for currently enrolled students at Memphis area institutions of higher education, and is given in conjunction with the annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium, to be held at CBU on March 29. The recipient is honored at the symposium, and will be given a $500 award. Nominations may come from faculty, staff, or administrators. Nominees for the award should meet the following criteria:
• Outstanding involvement in peace and justice work, which could include significant participation in an organization for peace and justice, significant participation in a nonviolent campaign or movement for peace and justice, and/or service which furthers peace and justice in the world
• Enrolled as a full-time student at the undergraduate or graduate level at a Memphis-area institution of higher education
• Academic excellence, maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0
Nomination forms are available for download here. Finalists for the Student Peace Award will be interviewed by the selection committee, and so please provide contact information for the student nominee. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2007.
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
• Adoration: Every Tuesday evening, we have an opportunity to give thanks and praise to God through Adoration. This worship experience takes place at St. Joseph Chapel (Barry Hall), 8:15-9:15 p.m. Come for 10 minutes or 60 minutes, whatever is possible for you. It's a great way to remember God's holy presence in our lives.
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>