The Brothers at Lambert Hall hosted a Lasallian Volunteer gathering on February 12. The evening included Mass, a social, dinner and an informational program for CBU students who are considering the LV program for next year. CBU alumni who shared their experiences as LVs included Michael Hans ('90), Erica Sage ('06), Anne Hotze ('01), Justin Kuehl ('03), and Jennifer Longo ('05). More on the CBU-LV Connection>>
Sunanda Gandhi, co-founder of the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
with her husband Arun Gandhi, passed away on February 22 following surgery in Mumbai, India. Please keep the Gandhi family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to 160 Wintergreen Way, Rochester, NY 14618.
REQUEST FOR PRAYERS AND ASSISTANCE
Dr. Roger Easson (Literature & Languages) requests the assistance of the CBU community. His wife, Kay Easson, recently underwent surgery at Methodist Hospital Germantown and is in desperate need of blood transfusions. Her blood type is O+. If you are able, please stop by any Lifeblood Center and make a donation in her name. Please keep Dr. Easson and Kay in your thoughts and prayers.
The Admissions Office would like to thank all CBU faculty and staff for all of your help with our Spring Discover CBU Day. We had 118 students come to campus for the event, and it was successful because of each of you. Thank you for all of your help and for making the day such a great success! The Admissions Office would also like to thank the following faculty and staff who helped with the Plough Interviews: Brother Joel Baumeyer, Dr. Conrad Brombach, Dr. Tracie Burke, Ms. Margaret Cardwell, Dr. Mary Cargill, Dr. Marius Carriere, Ms. Cathy Carter, Mr. Eric Ellis, Dr. Scott Geis, Dr. Karl Leib, Dr. M A McCoy, Mr. Gene McGinnis, Dr. Ali Pourhashemi, Dr. Randel Price, Dr. Kristin Prien, Ms. Betty Weaver, Dr. Eric Welch.
CAMPUS MINISTRY: LENTEN GATHERINGS
During Lent, all are invited to listen and interact with persons sharing their faith journeys and the ups and downs of keeping our faith. Our first such gathering will be this Thursday,March 1, in Alfonso Dining Hall, 12:20-12;50 p.m. Brother Benedict, a Student Brother, will lead us for our first gathering. Everyone is cordially invited! Contact Brother Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2007-08 RA APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Do you want to make a positive impact on the CBU community? Are you creative and hard-working? Do you have exciting programming ideas? Are you a good listener and willing to lend a helping hand? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be interested in applying for the Resident Assistant position. Please stop by the Office of Student Life for an application and more information. Applications are due by February 28.
POETS! PROSE WRITERS! ARTISTS!
NEED EXTRA MONEY? The Castings journal is seeking submissions. Submit your best poems, prose, or art (can be digital) by March 2 for a chance to win monetary prizes. The deadline for publication submissions for the Castings Journal is March 16. Submit work by attachment to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Hard copies may be sent to the School of Arts Administrative Office in Barry Hall 225.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PEER COUNSELOR?
Any interested freshman, sophomore, or junior who has leadership abilities, is service-oriented, highly motivated, school-spirited, and has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is encouraged to apply for a Peer Counselor position for the 2007-2008 academic year. Applications will be available in the Counseling Center March 12-21 and must be returned to the Counseling Center by March 21. Note: If you would like more information about the Peer Counselor Program, you are invited to attend a Peer Counselor Informational Meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 12:30-1:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room.
A faculty workshop on service-learning pedagogy will be held on Friday, March 2, in the Thomas Center Conference Room, 12:00-4:30 p.m. Faculty thinking about adding service-learning components to their courses, or faculty and staff interested in finding out more about service-learning are encouraged to attend. The workshop will be moderated by Dr. Joe Favazza, Dean of General Education and Interdisciplinary Programs at Stonehill College. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Dr. Scott Nikaido (email@example.com) or Dr. Paul Haught (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SPRING BREAK HOURS
• Friday, March 2: 7:45 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, March 3: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
• Sunday, March 4: CLOSED
• Monday-Friday, March 5-9: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, March 10: noon-4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, March 11: 6:00-11:00 p.m.
• Saturday, March 4: noon-4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, March 5: CLOSED
• Monday-Friday, March 5-9: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
• Saturday, March 10: noon-4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, March 11: CLOSED
The 24-hour lab will be open.
STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UPDATE
Thanks to all of you who have done your 2007-08 FAFSA. We are processing those documents into the system now. If you haven’t done your 07-08 FAFSA, please do so now. We can’t actually make the awards until grades are posted at the end of the semester because of the need to monitor GPAs for all scholarships along with state and federal programs. Award letters will be sent after spring semester grades are posted. However, it will help if you will go ahead and send the needed documents to the Student Financial Assistance Office to complete your file. We are now on Banner Web, so you can check there for needed documents. (see below)
FINANCIAL AID INFO ON BANNER WEB
Students: You now have access to your Financial Aid information anytime and anywhere via Banner Web. You may view your yearly awards, financial aid requirements (both unsatisfied and satisfied), and your progress for Title IV aid. "My Requirements" allows you to quickly see the status of requirements needed to process your financial aid. "My Awards" lets you see your yearly awards. "My Satisfactory Progress For Title IV Funds" is based on academic performance for all attempted hours at CBU and hours transferred into CBU. Check it out -- log into Banner Web today!
CAREER CENTER EVENTS
• 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
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.
• Dr. Asit Ray (Chemical Engineering) recently visited the headquarters of Plastics Ingenity Inc. in Madison, WI to start a university-industry collaboration in packaging. He will be speaking on thermoforming at a one-day workshop in medical device packaging on March 6. Plastics Ingenuity was very kind to offer to help start a thermoforming operation in the packaging program at CBU. It includes the gift of a thermoformer of our choice (valued at more than $100,000), manufactured in their facility plus shipping, installation, training, and supply of molds as needed.
• Fedrico Gomez-Uroz (Literature & Languages), Ruth Valverde-Salas (Literature & Languages), Teri Mason (Behavioral Sciences), Manish Patel (Biology '05, UTHSC M2), Julia Hanebrink (Behavioral Sciences/Anthropology), and Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) attended a conference on Global Health Education Consortium entitled "Beyond Borders: Global Health and Migrating Populations" in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, along with Mechelle Elosiebo (UTHSC) and Dr. Mohamed Kanu (TSU). They presented a paper on "An assessment on the mental health issues on the Acholi people with regards to the conflict occurring in Northern Uganda" and two posters. "Minority Health International Research Training" and "Implementing Malaria prevention through education in Uganda." These presentations stemmed from research conducted in Uganda the summer of 2006 through the MHIRT program.
• The CBU School of Engineering hosted an engineering laboratory tour for Webelos Scout Dens from Pack 99 on February 12. The Scouts, mostly 4th and 5th graders, were working on their Science Belt Loop and Scientist Activity Pin. During the tour, Dr. Paul Shiue demonstrated the injection molding machine and the computer-controlled vertical machining system (pictured above). Mr. Gene McGinnis demonstrated a rain table and described the steel bridge currently under construction by CBU students for the annual ASCE competition. Mr. Bob Moats (the father of an Eagle Scout) demonstrated a variety of testing equipment used in the Packaging Engineering program, including the Kongsberg cutting table, drop testers, and compression tester. Tours for similar groups can be arranged by contacting email@example.com.
• The following psychology students made paper presentations at the Mid-South Psychology Conference at the University of Memphis on February 17: Laura Bailey, Tracy Mims, and J. Bennett Overall, "The Relationship Between Religiosity and Happiness"; Krista Gyarmati, Russell Brandon, and Adrienne Hill, "The Relationship Between Parental Weight Expectations and Dieting Behaviors in Females"; Bridget M. Buckley, Brittany M. Cochran, and Ponecia Anderson, "The Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Sports Participation" (Honorable Mention). The following students made poster presentations to the conference: Antonio Castro, Charmaine Cruz, and Jermel Tucker, "The Relationship Between Religious Commitment and Academic Success"; Sharonda Wilson, Sarah Cagen, and Richard Gray, "The Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Celebrity Worship in College Females"; Thais Hunter, Sunny Wilks, Carl McKee, and Chastity Ragland, "Relationship Between Parental Involvement and Academic Achievement"; Barbara Adams, Shmeka Gibson, and Victoria Kronenwetter, "The Relationship Between Exercise and Depression" (2nd Place); Christy Marshall, Megan Fitzgerald, Meagan Shackleford, and Marcie Rushing, "The Relationship Between Motivation and Need for Success"; Shelley Lawrence and Dr. Rena Durr, "Perception of Emotion in Pets"; Greg Griffin, Erin Huff, and Shelley Lawrence, "Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Sexual Risky Behaviors in College Females"; Lauren Bobal, Ashley Hum, Andrea Bordwell, Jessica Horvath, Jonathan Pritchett, Shanta Wilson, Kim Neal, Victoria Kronenwetter, Krista Gyarmati, and Dr. Rodney Vogl, "The Relationship Between Sexual Self-Schemas and Sexual Boredom"; Ashley Hum, Andrea Bordwell, Cynthia Holmes, and Dr. Rodney Vogl, "The Relationship Between Need for Cognition, Boredom Proneness, and Different Types of Thinking." The students were accompanied by Drs. Tracie Burke, Rena Durr, Elizabeth Nelson, Maureen O'Brien, and Rodney Vogl.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• The Epsilon Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, congratulates its spring 2007 pledge class members: Michael Bennett ('09), R.B. Buen ('10), Ally Gomez ('08), Terry Hardaway ('08), Rebecca Horton ('10), Jamie Jaynes ('09), Austin Johnson ('08), Matt Johnson ('09), Tereka Johnson ('08), Simone Lampkin ('10), Brooks Meadows ('08), Chelsey Molpus ('10), Brittany Sanning ('08), Teresa Ung ('09), Rachel Valenzuela ('08), and Bryant Williams ('08). Delta Sigma Pi is in its 100th year and is proud to be celebrating a century of brotherhood in business.
• Delta Sigma Pi is also having a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser through Monday, March 12. It will be only pre-sales of a dozen doughnuts for $5. Delta Sigma Pi will give them out on Wednesday, March 14, in the Buckman Hall lobby from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to those who pre-ordered. Please contact a brother of Delta Sigma Pi, or president Burton Bridges at firstname.lastname@example.org, to buy a box and support the organization during its centennial year.
Mu Epsilon hosted a chapter training retreat on “ESP-Enhancing Sorority Performance” with Beta Epsilon Omega (sponsoring graduate chapter) at CBU on January 26-27. Pictured above are Lashell Vaughn (Standards Chairman, BEO), Kimberly Neal (President, Mu Epsilon), Dr. Evelyn McDonald, Freda G. Martin (1st Vice-President, BEO), Ruth W. Burkes (2nd Vice-President, BEO), Sheryl Wallace-Edwards (Graduate Advisor, Mu Epsilon), and Shanta Wilson (Vice-President, Mu Epsilon).Mu Epsilon extends a special thanks to the following supporters of this event: Dr. Evelyn McDonald, Sarah McDaniel, Ebonye Bowie, Martin Brock, Steve Ritter, and the Aramark staff.
• Alpha Sigma Tau and Sigma Alpha Epsilon would like to thank everyone who participated in the 3rd annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week at CBU. Alpha Sigma Tau would like to thank everyone who worked so hard for Up 'Til Dawn this year. The sorority congratulates its sisters on the Anchored to Service team, which raised the third highest amount of any 2006-2007 Up 'Til Dawn team.
WELCOME TO CBU
Amie Sipp has joined the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies in the position of Assistant Director of Graduate Programs.
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: 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.
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.
ART EXHIBITION: MURRAY RISS PHOTOGRAPHY
An exhibition of "Painted Portraits" by photographer Murray Riss will open in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library) on Friday, March 16, with a public reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through May 12. Riss established the photography department at the Memphis College of Art and taught there from 1968 to 1986. He was an adjunct lecturer in photography and film at Rhodes College from 1971 to 1986. He is currently a professional photographer for magazines, advertising agencies, and corporations with clients locally, nationally, and internationally.