Family members of the late Dr. Richard Deutsch, one of the founding professors of what is today the CBU School of Business, were present on April 3 for the dedication and blessing of the Garden Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary in his memory. Pictured above (l-r) are McKinlee, Henry, Judy, Allison, Emily, and Michael Deutsch ('90).
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED
• Brother Justin Lucian (Professor Emeritus, School of Arts) passed away on Saturday, April 7. A wake will be held Thursday, April 12, 7:30-9:00 p.m., with a prayer service in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel at 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be Friday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. in De La Salle/Stritch Chapel. May his soul rest in peace. Memorials may be made to Christian Brothers University or the Zoological Library at the Memphis Zoo.
• Charles Fleet, son of former CBU librarian Jane Fleet, passed away on April 2. Please keep Jane and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Jane at 491 North Highland, Memphis TN 38122.
• Dr. Lisa C. Hickman (Literature & Languages, Adjunct) presented a paper on "Joan Williams' 'Usable Past': Considering 'Rain Later' and Old Powder Man" at the Delta Blues Symposium XIII at Arkansas State University on March 29.
• Priya Patel (Chemistry '07) has been accepted to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
• Dr. Talana Vogel (Education) participated in a symposium at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago on April 9. The papers included in this symposium reported on several aspects of the Delta Mathematics Project, an effort to improve the achievement of students, particularly African-American students, in a rural district in Tennessee. The project was a consortium involving Arkansas State University, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Memphis, with each university serving a nearby school district in the Mississippi Delta. Dr. Vogel presented on student achievement in the project.
• Ting Wong (Biology '10) has been accepted to a summer research program at Vanderbilt. This is a great opportunity and is scheduled for two summers.
• Adam Coats (Electrical Engineering '07) and Hashim Alsaffar (Electrical Engineering '07) presented a paper to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon 2007 held in Richmond, VA on March 22-25. The paper, titled "Radio Controlled Breakthrough," ranked among the top five student entries.
• Ten CBU mechanical engineering students traveled to Gainesville, FL, for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Professional Development Conference on March 29-31. The CBU Student Section earned a plaque for the "Kilometer Award" for the farthest distance traveled by a student section. Thomas Blake O'Briant ('07) won the Fourth Place award in the Old Guard Oral Presentation contest, which comes with a $50 prize. Also competing were Michael Johnson ('07) in the Old Guard Oral Presentations, and Casey Nabors ('07) in the Old Guard Poster Competition. Darrie Jenkins ('07) displayed a poster about his senior project but was not officially entered in the contest.
CBU IN THE NEWS
The 2007 CBU moonbuggy team -- Sam Durnett, John McNeel, Scott McGrath, Trey Bobbitt, and Davin Rogers -- was interviewed on WREG Channel 3's "Live at 9" program on April 2, along with a representative from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Also interviewed for the segment were CBU engineering faculty and staff members Dr. Paul Shiue, Bob Moats, and Henry Rhodes. The Great Moonbuggy Race will take place on April 13-14 in Huntsville, AL. More>>
SEIDMAN LECTURE SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 12
Barry Carroll, Business Development Manager at Lurgi, Inc. (and CBU Class of 1994), will be the guest speaker at the Spring 2007 M. L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture Series at CBU on Thursday, April 12, 2007. Mr. Carroll will address "Meeting Our Energy Needs for the Future" in Spain Auditorium, Buckman Hall at 7:00 p.m. More>>
CAREER CENTER EVENTS
• Behavioral Interviewing Workshop: Thursday, April 12; 1:00 pm, Buckman 211
• Negotiating Salary Workshop: Thursday, April 19; 1:00 pm, Buckman 211
GREEK WEEK INFORMATION
• April 16: Greek Publicity Day
• April 17: Faculty/Staff Breakfast located outside the Library, Barry Hall/Kenrick, Science Center, and Buckman. Faculty and staff please stop by and grab breakfast as an appreciation for all that you do for the Greek community.
• April 18: All Greek Tailgate starting at noon located on the outside basketball court. CBU baseball game will follow at AutoZone Park.
• April 19: Greek Olympics will take place on Nolan Field beginning at 2:00 p.m.
• April 20: All Greek Banquet
REFWORKS @ YOUR LIBRARY
Plough Library is currently running a trial of RefWorks, an online research management and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. The trial ends April 30. Click here and take some time to try out RefWorks -- then send your feedback to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; poster titles need to be submitted to Dr. Fitzgerald by April 10. Click here for information on last year's session.
TEEN SUICIDE SYMPOSIUM
The Jason Foundation, in conjunction with CBU, the St. Martin de Porres Shrine Institute, and the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, will present a symposium on youth suicide prevention for teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, and youth ministers on Sunday, April 29, at 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Speakers will include Clark Flatt (CEO of the Jason Foundation), Father Tom Condon (Pastor, St. Peter Catholic Church), Dr. Colleen Butterick (director of school counseling for the Diocese), Dr. Kenneth Tullis (medical director at Lakeside Behavioral Health System), and Madge Tullis (a Humanitarian Award winner for her work in suicide prevention). For more information, contact Sharon Farley at 578-2643.
THE SAME PAGE @ YOUR LIBRARY
Plough Library has released the new edition of its newsletter, The Same Page. It is now available online for download.
ATTENTION: 2007 GRADUATES
Graduating students who plan to walk in the Commencement Exercises on May 11 must attend one of two Senior Day meetings on Tuesday, April 10, at 12:00 noon or 4:30 p.m. in the Sabbatini Lounge (formerly East Lounge; see below) of the Thomas Center. Candidates for graduation will receive invitations, Commencement tickets, surveys, and will have the opportunity to have individual Commencement portrait photos taken. All participants in Commencement should also proofread the drafts of the official program posted online for their correct names and degrees (instructions are given for making corrections and changes).
The redecorated East Lounge of the Thomas Center was blessed and renamed as the Sabbatini Lounge on April 4. Trustee and alumnus Richard Gadomski ('62), pictured above, donated the renovation as a gift to the University, and the lounge was renamed in honor of his late wife, Dolores, and her family.
Interested in being a part of the Student Government’s legislative body? Check out http://stu.cbu.edu/Clubs/senate for more information. SGA Senate applications are available in the Student Life office this week. The election for the Senators will be next week.
Registration for Summer and Fall courses (day and evening) continues through April 10 for sophomores, and April 11-12 for freshmen.
• STUDY ABROAD: Please note as you begin registration this week that there are still places available on the England "History of British Rock" trip, mid May to mid June. Also note that students can register for Both the RS course and the Art course for the Rome fall break trip IF they meet all the requirements of both courses. Partial scholarships for the Rome trip are still available to qualified students.
PARKING NOTICE FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 12
The annual CBU Engineering High School Competitions will be held Thursday, April 12, beginning at 3:20 p.m. Events will be held in the parking lot between St. Benilde Hall and Canale Arena/De La Salle Hall. The parking lot will be closed beginning Wednesday night, April 11. We appreciate your patience in parking elsewhere for that day.
PEER COUNSELORS FOR 2007-08
The Division of Student Life is pleased to announce that the following students have been selected to serve as Peer Counselors for the 2007-08 Academic Year: Russell Brandon, Greg Carrico, Turner Crow, Boris De Souza, Antony Eddy, Meisa Gannam, Heather Gosnell, Lauren Hearn, Lacey Hopper, Kenneth Latta, Lindsay Leslie, Caroline Mitchell, Catherine Montesi, Terry Netzel, Ryan Nicolini, Brenna O'Malley, Dustin Perry, Dylan Perry, Kristi Prevost, Kelly Summons, Jenny Terbrock, Kelly Towns, Aleesha White, and Jessie Wortham. Principal Alternates are Laura Bailey, Kristen Kirkland, Maegan Lytle, and Sara Moore. Special thanks to each student who applied. Your willingness to help the incoming students and their transition to college life is admirable and truly appreciated.
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 email@example.com.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
The International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi proudly initiated five new members on March 31. Michael Bennett ('09), R.B. Buen ('10), Ally Gomez ('08), Teresa Ung ('09), and Rachel Valenzuela ('08) will join the rest of the Epsilon Psi Chapter as they continue to celebrate the founding of the Delta Sigma Pi 100 years ago.
• KISS AWAY CANCER: The ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha would like to ask everyone for their support and donations during their second annual "Kiss Away Cancer" fundraiser that will be held April 10-13. All proceeds benefit the Zeta Foundation which supports breast cancer awareness and education. ZTA will also be handing out PINK lemonade to remind everyone to "Think Pink" during the month of April.
• VEGAS GAME NIGHT: The Fraters of Tau Kappa Epsilon and the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta are hosting a Charity Vegas Game Night on Thursday, April 12. It will be hosted in Alfonso Dining Hall, 8:00-11:00 p.m., and there will be an entry fee of $10.00. Games to be played are blackjack, roulette, Texas Hold'em, and bingo. Snacks and drinks will be provided, and all proceeds benefit the Dream Factory of Memphis.
• NITE OF LIFE: Brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon and sisters of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority are asking CBU community members to donate and help support the Dream Factory of Memphis, a not-for-profit organization that helps make the dreams of special needs children come true. All money raised will go to the "Nite of Life," an event that takes place on April 28. On that day, TKE and AXD will provide Dream Factory families with a day at the zoo and later return to CBU for a magic show and cookout in Nolan Field. This event depends solely on the donations and benevolence of the CBU and the Memphis communities. For questions or to make donations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 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.
ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE POSTERS AT CBU
For the last seventeen years, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee has hosted the annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition to recognize firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value, and ingenuity. Almost 30 entries were submitted this year from various companies and government agencies across Tennessee. Posters of these entries will be displayed at the Plough Library for free pubic viewing from Monday, April 16, through Sunday, April 22. For more information, please contact Pong Malasri at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete list of entries, please check the web site at: www.acectn.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 26, 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.
ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT LECTURE SERIES
The Alpha Delta Chapter of Epsilon Mu Eta, the Engineering Management Honor Society, invites the CBU community to attend its spring Lecture Series event on April 24, 12:00-1:00 p.m., in the East Lounge. Speaker John W. Moore, president and CEO of the Memphis Regional Chamber, will address the potential for Memphis to become a world-class aerotropolis and leader in worldwide logistics management. If you plan to eat lunch, arrive at 11:30 a.m., and RSVP by April 20 to 321-3282 or email@example.com.
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.