• Dr. Karl Leib (History & Political Science) chaired a conference panel on international politics at the meeting of the Tennessee Political Science Association on April 21. The general theme of the conference was "Politics in the 21st Century: Change and Continuity in Tennessee, U.S., and World Politics."
• Bobby Lawrence (Biology '07), pictured above with Dr. Johnny Holmes (Dean, School of Sciences), received the Brother Dominic Dunn Award from the CBU School of Sciences on April 17. This award is presented annually by the Sciences faculty to the outstanding graduating senior with a major in science or mathematics, giving strong evidence of academic excellence and of service to the University and/or the community. The award is given in the memory of Brother Dominic Dunn.
• Kyle C. Markway (Natural Science '07) has been accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
• Dr. Mike Ryan (Dean, School of Business) was the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Sales and Marketing Society of the MidSouth. His topic, "Why Are There So Many Buicks on the Road?," dealt with how demographic changes in the U.S. are influencing the way goods and services are marketed.
• Heath Smith (English for Corporate Communications '08) placed third in the Tennessee State Championship Marathon in Jackson, TN with a time of 3:06:43.
STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER WINNERS
The 2007 Student Research Poster Session on April 17 featured the highest number of posters in the 11-year history of the session. The organizers thank all the faculty and mentors for their participation, especially the judges -- Dr. Randel Price (Chemical Engineering), Dr. John Ventura (Electrical Engineering), Ms. Bethany K. Robinson (Engineering Management), Dr. Mary Ogilvie (Biology), Dr. Sandra Thompson-Jaeger (Biology), Br. Edward Salgado (Biology), and Ms. Linda Miller (Biology). Certificates of awards will be given to the course sponsor for the following winners:
• PYSCHOLOGY: "The relationship between exercise and depression" by Victoria Kronenwetter ('08) and Brittany Cochran ('07)
• CIVIL ENGINEERING: "Bridge design for Desoto County Mississippi" by Linh Duong ('07)
• MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: "Temperature-Controlled Packaging Initiative" by Thomas Blake O'Briant ('07)
• CHEMISTRY: "Characterization of an unusual Calcium-binding protein from the genus Ilex" by Phuc Anh Nguyen ('07)
• ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING: "Motorized Ty-Rap Gun" by Aimen Abdi ('07)
• MATH/PHYSICS: "The Perron-Frobenius Theorem and team rankings: Use of matrix operations to rank the CBU men’s basketball team" by J.P. Masterson ('07)
• ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY: "The Effects of Agricultural Land Clearing Surrounding Emas National Park, Brazil, on the Viability and Diet of the Maned Wolf" by Laura Anglin ('07)
• HEALTH-RELATED POSTERS: "Pre-hatching expression of AMPA-type glutamate receptors in the nucleus of the Edinger-Westphal of chicks" by Jordan Klein ('07)
LASALLIAN AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Jessie Wortham (English for Corporate Communications '09) who was named March's Lasallian Ambassador of the Month. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Lasallian Ambassador, please contact Betsy Loe at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brad Romig at email@example.com or stop by the CBU Admissions Office.
SPEAKER ON AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
The CHE 491 Air Pollution Control class will welcome guest speaker, Mr. Arthur Eberle, president of Compliance Assurance Associates, on Monday, April 23, to speak on "Air Pollution Control Test Methods." The class is held in Buckman 101, 1:00-1:50 p.m. All interested persons are invited to attend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING SEMINAR
Mike Tune of Schering-Plough Healthcare Products will conduct a seminar on pharmaceutical packaging Thursday, April 26, in Nolan 241, 4:00-5:00 p.m. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend this free packaging seminar.
Jacob Edwards (Communications & Marketing) and Sarah Anderson, daughter of Rev. Lisa Anderson (CBU '92), were married on April 21 at the National Ornamental Metal Museum.
LASALLIAN SPIRIT CELEBRATION
Faculty/Staff/Students: the Lasallian Spirit Celebration and Club Recognition Day will take place Thursday, April 26, in the Quad at 12:15 p.m. Please come out to celebrate St. John Baptist de La Salle's birthday. Several organizations who have excelled during the 2006-07 academic year will be recognized, and the new 2007-2008 Student Government Association Executive Council will be presented.
The 2007 Faculty/Staff Recognition Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 26, at 1:00 p.m. in the University Theater. A reception will follow in the lobby area of the theater.
The Thomas Lipsmeyer Award will be presented to the "Ideal Senior Student" at the 2007 Commencement Ceremony. This award recognizes a senior who has most actively contributed to the senior class and the University. Graduating seniors of the 2006-07 class may nominate one person April 23-26 in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the Director of Student Activities at 321-3529.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
The Mu Epsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. congratulates Shanta Wilson (pictured at left), its fourth member to be selected to participate in the sorority's 2007 Leadership Fellows Program in Springdale, AR. Shanta will attend a one-week course dedicated to exposing undergraduates to leadership and management training in partnership with Tyson Foods, Inc.. Thirty active, high-achieving AKA college sophomores and juniors from around the world with a 3.0+ grade point average are selected to participate each year.
GRADUATE SCHOOL WORKSHOP FOR PSYCHOLOGY FIELDS
If you are interested in attending graduate school in psychology or a related area, please plan to attend one of two workshops that will be given by Dr. Tracie Burke (Behavioral Sciences). The sessions (each will cover the same information) are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 25 and 26, 5:45-7:45 p.m. in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211). The workshop will help students prepare for the graduate school admissions process in psychology, social work, and counseling and will present graduate school options in Memphis, the criteria important to admissions committees, and helpful resources for students. RSVP to Dr. Burke at email@example.com or 321-3357 by Tuesday, April 24, to indicate which session you will attend.
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. This event is sponsored by the students of BIOL 103.
CB SINGERS SPRING CONCERT
The Music Department of CBU presents the "Annual Spring Concert by the CB Singers" directed by Tommy Gaines on Friday, April 27, in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the Montesi Executive Center featuring an exhibition by CBU art students of Jana Travis. The event is free and open to the public.
ENGINEERING SENIOR PICNIC
The Annual Engineering Senior Picnic will be held in the Nolan Intramural Field on Friday, April 27, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All engineering seniors and CBU faculty and staff are invited. Catfish, hushpuppies, fries, drinks, and dessert will be served. The picnic is hosted by the CBU student chapter of IEEE.
NITE OF LIFE
The 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 AZD 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.
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.
EXAM PERIOD HOURS
Plough Library will be open the following hours for the exam period, April 23-May 7:
• Mondays-Thursdays: 7:45 a.m.-midnight
• Friday: 7:45 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
• Saturdays: Noon-4:00 p.m.
• Sundays: 2:00 p.m.-midnight
EXCEPTION: The library will be open 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.
STUDY BREAK (WITH PANCAKES)!
ATTENTION STUDENTS: the Student Life Pancake Breakfast will take place May 2 in Alfonso Dining Hall, 9:00-10:30 p.m. Don't forget to stop by for a free breakfast!
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.
SEEKING JAZZ MUSICIANS
The Blue Note Combo, CBU's new jazz ensemble, is recruiting members for the 2007-08 school year. Interested musicians should email John McLaughlin at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with their name, mailing address (permanent/summer), email address, and instrument(s). The ability to read music is a big plus. The ensemble is open to any current students, alumni, and staff.
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>>