Four CBU students attended the Alpha Chi National Convention in San Antonio, March 15-17.Pictured are Sheharyar Minhas (President, Biology '07), Ashley Prevost (Secretary, Chemical Engineering '07), Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology, Faculty Sponsor), Sana Mujahid (Vice President, Biology '07), and Jennifer Aldrich (Business '08). The three senior members presented papers at the convention. Dr. Fitzgerald received a 10-year service pin. She has served as a faculty sponsor since 1995. Alpha Chi is an interdisciplinary honor society, whose membership is by invitation only and based on academic standing. More than 400 students attended from 125 schools.
ADVISING & REGISTRATION
Advising for Summer courses (day and evening) and Fall courses (day and evening) is Monday, March 26-Friday, March 30. Make an appointment with your academic advisor for next week. If you do not know who your academic advisor is, please consult the list outside of the Registrar’s Office, Barry Hall 40. Your academic advisor has your alternate pin number. You can use that number for summer and fall registration. Registration for seniors and juniors is April 2-3; April 4-10 for sophomores; and April 11-12 for freshmen.
GRANT RECEIVED FOR PACKAGING
The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has awarded a grant to Christian Brothers University to support both a program on packaging engineering for high school students and to enable the University to conduct its first corrugated packaging program for high school students. The award is part of ICPF’s ongoing nationwide initiative to advance corrugated curriculums and attract increasingly qualified students to the corrugated industry. The $10,500 grant to the University’s School of Engineering will cover the total cost for these two consecutive one-week summer programs for high school students that will be conducted during June 2007. More>>
FOOD PACKAGING SEMINAR
The School of Engineering will host a free one-hour packaging seminar on Thursday, March 29, 4:00-5:00 p.m., in Nolan 241. Mr. Bob Larkin of ACH Food Companies will give a talk on "Food Packaging/New Product Development Cycle." Mr. Larkin is a member of CBU Packaging Advisory Group. All are invited.
CAREER CENTER EVENTS
• 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
WELCOME TO CBU
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YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE
Every year, more than 30,000 people are diagnosed with leukemia or other life-threatening blood diseases. On any given day, over 3,000 people in need of a bone marrow transplant are in search of a donor. A representative from the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) will be on campus on Tuesday, March 27. 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the East Lounge. You can join the NMDP registry if you are between the ages of 18 and 60, are in good general health, and are willing to be available if you are ever matched for a person in need. Registration is FREE, very simple, and no blood sample is necessary. After completing a form, a cheek swab is taken. For more information, please contact Brenda Hill in Health Resources at 321-3260. When you become a potential bone marrow donor, you join more than 10 million volunteers worldwide who stand ready to give someone a second chance at life!
STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER SESSION
The 11th Annual Student Research Poster Session will be held on April 17 in the East Lounge of the Thomas Center. Students from all disciplines are asked to submit titles and present posters. Posters will be displayed on trifolds on table tops. There are a limited number of positions for posters to be displayed in a wall type display. This year's poster session will be sponsored by Alpha Chi National Honor Society, which will provide refreshments and awards to student presenters. For more information, contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at email@example.com; poster titles need to be submitted to Dr. Fitzgerald by April 10. Click here for information on last year's session.
YOUTH & VITALITY vs OLD AGE & DECEIT
Tri-Beta's Annual "Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit" (Students vs. Faculty) Volleyball Game benefiting the Church Health Center is set for Wednesday, April 11, at 5:00 p.m. Come to watch the game, stay to win prizes! There is no cost to come watch, but donations are very much appreciated and put you in the running to win raffle prizes! Come support the Church Health Center! Practices for players will the held in Canale Arena at 6:00 p.m. on April 3 and April 9 (all students and faculty welcome). For more information, contact Brian Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UP TIL DAWN APPLICATIONS
Attention Students: The Up til Dawn Executive Board applications are available in Student Life. Up til Dawn is a campus-wide fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Executive Board plans all campus events that assist in the fundraising efforts for St. Jude. If you are looking for a truly rewarding leadership experience, please apply. Applications are due in the Student Life Office Friday, April 20, by 4:00 p.m. Please do not forget to sign up for an interview time when you turn in your application.
FALL STUDY ABROAD COURSES
Please consider two Study Abroad Courses for fall registration: RS 296 with Dr. Scott Geis and/or Art 405 with Ms. Jana Travis. Neither has a prerequisite. RS 296 will satisfy a General Education Requirement, and Art 405 will count for minor in Art and also serve as a Global Studies course. Both will satisfy the study abroad requirement for Global Studies minors and will be offered on a TBA basis during the first eight weeks culminating with a glorious trip to the "Eternal City" (Rome) during fall break. A final meeting will occur after the trip. Please go to the study abroad web page at for more details.
• Laura Anglin (Natural Science '07) presented a poster at the 2007 Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference in Orlando on March 17. The title of her poster was "The effects of agricultural land clearing surrounding Emas National Park in Brazil on the viability and diet of the maned wolf," and it was coauthored with Ashley Ragsdale from the University of Memphis. It was part of their senior research and the result of MHIRT 2006.
• Dr. Leigh C. Becker (Mathematics) presented a paper entitled "Asymptotic Stability for Scalar Linear Volterra Integro-Differential Equations" at the Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section Meeting on March 16, held at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.
• Nick Chantara (Psychology '04) has been accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
• Buccaneer basketball guard Colin Flynn was named to the Gulf South Conference West Division All-Academic Team. A sophomore with a 3.68 GPA in electrical engineering, Flynn averaged 2.4 points and shot 37.8 percent from three-point range for a Bucs team that went 21-7. He played 27 games, starting one, and played 10.3 minutes per game.
• Lady Buc basketball guard Mary Shea Hackett was named to the Gulf South Conference West Division All-Academic Team. A fifth-year senior with a 4.0 GPA in her pursuit of a Master of Education, Hackett averaged 5.6 points per game this season with 52 assists and a team-high 46 steals as she averaged 27.7 minutes per game in 26 games.
• Dr. M.A. McCoy (Education) made a presentation to the Tennessee Council for Social Studies Conference on March 9 at the Memphis Hilton entitled "Essential Questions to Social Studies Educators from a Teacher Ed Professor: Where's the Beef?"
• Sana Mujahid (Biology '07) has accepted a position in the Integrated Studies Program (ISP) at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. She will be moving to Boston to start her Ph.D. this fall.
• Reena Patel (Biology '06) has been accepted to the American University of Antigua Medical School. She begins in September.
• Laura Williamson (Biology '02) has been accepted to St. George's School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada.
VANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 29
The second annual Dr. Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will focus on the issue of people of all faiths, nationalities, and ethnicities who have been excluded or are outside the mainstream of American society. Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez, professor and chair of the department of theology and religious studies at Seattle University, will speak at the symposium, held Thursday, March 29, 7:00-8:30 p.m., in Canale Arena. Speaking from the perspective of one whose theology is centered in the commitment of welcoming all people, Rodriguez’ speech is entitled "Welcoming the Stranger: The Promise and Challenge." More>>
JAZZ BAND IN SEARCH OF A DIRECTOR
Fifteen talented students are ready to create a CBU jazz band
and are desperately seeking a faculty/staff member to volunteer his or her services as the director. If you're willing to step up and take the baton, contact Dr. Evelyn McDonald at 321-3530 or email@example.com.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• The Pi Pi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. would like to congratulate Soror Aleesha White for being listed in the 2006-2007 Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges.
• The brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon and sisters of Alpha Xi Delta are asking for donations to support the Dream Factory of Memphis, a non-profit organization seeking to make the dreams of special needs children come true. The "Teker-Totter," their main fundraiser, took place on March 16-18, during which members rode the “Teker-Totter” continuously in the Thomas Center Quadrangle. All pledges and donations go directly to the "Nite of Life," which takes place on April 28. On that day, TKE and AXD will take the families to the zoo and return to campus for a magic show and cookout on Nolan. TKE and AXD are counting on the generosity of the CBU and Memphis communities. If you have questions or would like to make a donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Brothers of Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, would like to thank everyone who supported the organization during the Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser. The profits surpassed our estimated goal, and we appreciate the CBU community for all the help.
• Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, sponsored a panel discussion on "What You Can Do With Your History Degree" on March 22. Five speakers provided information on careers in secondary education and business as well as law school and graduate school.
• The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon hosted their 5th Annual Boxing Tournament benefiting the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) on March 24 at the New Daisy Theatre. All proceeds were donated towards the CMN.
CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS
• Father Maurice Nutt, Pastor of Holy Names Church, will preside over Outdoor Stations of the Cross in Buckman Quad under the Arches on Friday, March 30, 3:00 p.m. All are invited!
• All College Service Day (with students from CBU, Rhodes, University of Memphis, and UT Health Sciences) will be held on Saturday, March 31. CBU will run an outdoor soup kitchen at Holy Names Church. If you are interested, contact Brother Rob at 321-3509 or email@example.com for more info.
• Know that every day the University Community is being prayed for during the hour of noon-1:00 p.m. If you have a special intention, just sign the Intention Book at St. Joseph Chapel in Barry Hall.
SERVICE LEARNING WORKSHOP
Several CBU faculty and staff were treated to an afternoon workshop on service-learning pedagogy on March 2. The workshop was hosted by Dr. Joseph Favazza, Dean of General Education and Interdisciplinary Programs at Stonehill College. Topics covered included service-learning course and syllabus design, experiential learning, and community collaboration and partnering. The session also included a presentation by a current CBU partner in community service, Joe Keohane, CBU alumnus and director of development/public relations at the Bodine School in Germantown. Workshop materials are still available. For more information on the program or on service-learning opportunities at CBU, please contact Dr. Scott Nikaido at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Paul Haught at email@example.com.
SPEAKER GIVES ADVICE ON LAW SCHOOL
Damon K. Griffin, Assistant District Attorney and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, spoke to CBU students about "The Law School Experience" on March 21. Griffin answered questions and discussed his own experiences in law school and as an attorney. This event was co-sponsored by the Pre-Law Society and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.
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: 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.
ART EXHIBITION: MURRAY RISS PHOTOGRAPHY
An exhibition of "Painted Portraits" by photographer Murray Riss will be on display through May 12 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library). 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. more>>
GODIVA CHOCOLATE TASTING SESSION
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 24, to learn about the way in which gourmet chocolates are prepared. Then learn the proper way to sample and appreciate white, milk, and dark chocolate. This sweet seminar will be held in the Montesi Executive Center, starting at 2:00 p.m.