2007 DISTINGUISHED LASALLIAN EDUCATOR
Dr. Margie Miller (Behavioral Sciences) was honored with the 2007 Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award at the Faculty/Staff Recognition Reception on April 26. The award -- the highest presented by the University to faculty or staff -- annually honors a CBU educator, nominated by his/her peers, who exemplifies the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle in the 21st century. Eligible nominees must have been a Lasallian educator for at least five years, be actively involved in fostering the mission of Lasallian education, and exemplify in his/her life the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the Lasallian tradition. Dr. Miller (pictured above with Brother Vincent Malham) was cited for her selfless service to CBU and its students for the past 26 years.
• Brian Kim (Biology '07) won in the Molecular Biology division of the 2007 Student Research Poster Session on April 17 for "The Effect of Carbon Nanofibers on NIH 3T3 Fibroblast Proliferation." (Brian was inadvertently omitted form last week's list of winners -- our apologies!)
• Daniel McFadden (History '07) has been accepted to the William H. Bowen School of Law
at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
• Dr. Dennis Merat (Chemistry) was recognized by the School of Sciences with the Dr. Marguerite Cooper
Distinguished professor Award for 2007. The award was presented at the Faculty/Staff Recognition Reception on April 26. The award is given annually in tribute to a School of Sciences professor who exemplifies excellence in teaching effectiveness; service to the department, university, and students; professional growth; and administration.
• Jennie Nguyen (Biology '07) has been accepted to Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, GA.
• Jonathan Pritchett (Psychology '07) has been accepted into the Master's in School Counseling program at the University of Memphis.
• Jerad Schultz (Biology '06) has been accepted to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
• Katrina Thompson (Biology '06) has been accepted to the Logan School of Chiropractic Medicine in St. Louis.
• Matt Harrell (Economics & Finance '08) and Antony Eddy (Chemistry '09) have been selected for the second annual recipients of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Pi Epsilon Chapter Gregory Raymond Gadomski Scholarship.
• Congratulations to CBU Moonbuggy Team for competing with 25 teams and completing the course at the Great Moonbuggy Race hosted by NASA and US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL on April 14. Squad members included Sam Durnett, Trey Bobbitt, Alex Newman, John McNeel, Scott McGrath, Davin Rogers, Alex Arthur, Jeremy Hopkins, Pouya Saberi, John McLaughlin, Andrew Hayden, Sammy Maness, Casey Nabors, James Bowen, David Spotanski, and advisor Dr. Paul Shiue. Visit the CBU MB Squad website or the Great Moonbuggy Race website for more information.
The following announcements were made at the Faculty/Staff Recognition Reception on April 26, effective for the 2007-08 academic year:
• Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering) has been granted the rank of Professor Emeritus.
• Dr. Lynn Kugele (Finance) has been granted sabbatical for Fall 2007.
• Dr. L. Yu Lin (Civil Engineering) has been granted sabbatical for Fall 2007.
• Dr. Max Maloney (Religion & Philosophy) has been granted tenure.
• Dr. M. A. McCoy (Education) has been granted tenure.
• Dr. Randel Price (Chemical Engineering) has been granted tenure.
• Dr. Kristen Prien (Management) has been granted tenure.
• Dr. Michael Santi (Mechanical Engineering) has been granted the rank of Professor Emeritus.
• Mr. James Tansey (Accounting) will retire at the end of the 2006-07 academic year.
• Dr. Fred Terry (Electrical Engineering) has been granted the rank of Professor Emeritus.
• Dr. John Ventura (Electrical Engineering) has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
• Mr. Terry Wilson (Physical Plant) will retire at the end of the 2006-07 academic year.
• Dr. Ann Marie Wranovix (Literature & Languages) has been granted sabbatical for Spring 2008.
Seema Bhula (Biology '03) lost four close members of her family, including her mother and grandmother, in a car accident on April 27. Several other family members are still in various hospitals, including her father and grandfather. Please keep Seema and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to 2450 Netherhall Cove, Germantown, TN 38139.
COMMUNITY FORUM ON SCHOOL SAFETY
WREG News Channel 3's Andy Wise and safety expert Bob Stuber will host a Community Forum on School Safety on Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theatre. Community leaders participating in the forum include Brother Vincent Malham, President of Christian Brothers University; Dr. William Troutt, President of Rhodes College; Dr. Johnny B. Watson, President of LeMoyne-Owen College and former superintendent of Memphis City Schools; Dr. Rich Rhoda, Executive Director, Tennessee Commission on Higher Education; Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell; Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin; Jerry Heston, M.D., Child Psychiatrist; and James Bacchus, Memphis City Schools, Chief of Student Support.All attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a PlayStation 3.
COMMENCEMENT WEEK EVENTS
• Graduate & Professional Studies Reception: Tuesday, May 8, 5:30 p.m., Sabbatini Lounge, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Senior Party: Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., Central Lot for the bus, $20 tickets available in Student Life or Alumni offices. For more info, contact email@example.com.
• Commencement Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 9, 6:00 p.m., University Theater
• Senior Picnic: Wednesday, May 9, Boshwit Courtyard, immediately following Rehearsal
• Alumni Legacy Dinner: Thursday, May 10, 5:30 p.m. By invitation only
• Baccalaureate: Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m., University Theater
• President's Reception: Thursday, May 10, Boshwit Courtyard, immediately following Baccalaureate
• Special Recognition Ceremony & Brunch: Friday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. By invitation only
• Commencement: Friday, May 11, 4:00 p.m., Desoto Civic Center
CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS & SERVICES
• It is a tradition to honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus, during the month of May. Campus Ministry invites everyone to a prayer service in honor of our Blessed Mother on Tuesday, May 1, at 3:00 p.m. at the Garden Shrine in front of Barry Hall.
• All graduating seniors are welcome to attend the Annual Seniors Commissioning Mass on Sunday, May 6, at 9:00 p.m., in De La Salle Chapel at Stritch Hall. This will be a wonderful opportunity to come together to ask for God's special blessings.
BREAKING GROUND ON NEW SCIENCE CENTER
CBU will officially break ground and bless the site for the new Science Center expansion on Friday, May 4, at 11:00 a.m. in front of the existing science building. A reception will follow in the Buckman Quadrangle. The expanded Science Center will provide a new three-story building with approximately 27,000 square feet, located just south of the present Science Center and connected to it. The project also includes plans to renovate the existing building, which has approx. 37,000 square feet. The groundbreaking is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended for seating. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Advancement Office at 321-3270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLUB RECOGNITION DAY AWARDS
Congratulations and kudos to the recipients of the following awards, which were presented at Club Recognition Day on April 26: Sarah McDaniel, Outstanding Campus Advisor (for Up til Dawn); Beta Beta Beta, Outstanding Community Service; Alpha Xi Delta, Outstanding Programming; Tau Kappa Epsilon, Male Academic Award; and Alpha Sigma Tau, Female Academic Award.
NEW SGA SENATE
The CBU student body elected a new Student Government Association Senate for the 2007-08 academic year. Congratulations to the 12 new Senators: Laura Bailey, Nicole Bates, Russell Brandon, Lauren Douglass, Marly Hazen, Leigh Hill, Thais Hunter, Patrick Louie, Catherine Montesi, Daniel Neuhoff, Kelly Summons, and Jessie Wortham.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
The ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau would like to congratulate their sisters for earning the 2006-2007 Greek Award for Highest GPA among Panhellenic Sororities. AST also earned this year's Lasallian Spirit Award for Academics! Pictured above with the Greek Award are (l-r) Kristin Moore, Kären Brandon, Christy Osborn, Courtney Colotta, Mandi Pitt, and Lisa Schultz. Alpha Sigma Tau would also like to recognize its sisters Courtney Colotta (Biology '09), Marly Hazen (History, '08), Christy Osborn (Psychology, '09), and Mandi Pitt (History, '09) as well as the other six new initiates of Order of Omega, the Greek honor society. Alpha Sigma Tau would also like to welcome its newest sister, Alicia Scarborough (Biology '09)!
• The TN Rho Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon held a gracious Parent's Weekend and would like to thank all of their members for making each of the SAE parents feel warm and welcomed. Sigma Alpha Epsilon would also like to recognize all the Greeks for much of their valuable efforts in giving back to the community this year and would like to congratulate each organization on their respective awards during Greek Week.
• The members of Tau Kappa Epsilon Pi Epsilon Chapter would like to congratulate J.P. Masterson for receiving the Top Chapter Athlete Award, Wilson Phillips for Top Chapter Teke, and Kyle Markway for the Apollo Award. Further congratulations to Matt Harrell for being selected for the 2007 All-Teke Academic Team by Tau Kappa Epsilon nationals.
• Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society sponsored its annual Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit Charity Volleyball Game on April 11 to raise money for the Hope and Healing Church Health Center. The Church Health Center provides affordable healthcare to those who cannot afford it otherwise. A special congratulations goes out to Youth and Vitality Team C who advanced the students winning streak to two with the help of MVP Chris Reid. Thanks goes out to Stephanie Parker, Hannah Orrendorf, and Brenna Blackburn who refereed this year's event as well as Michelle Paul who kept score. Brian Kim also deserves a special "Thank You" for coordinating this year's volleyball game. Tri-Beta has raised over $500 thus far through raffle tickets, bake sales, and t-shirt sales. Beta Beta Beta would also like to congratulate its new officers: Michael Herr, President; Jeremy Armstrong, Vice President; John Legge, Secretary; Daniel Darnell, Treasurer; Alicia Scarborough, Historian; Antony Eddy, Philanthropy Chair; Kelly Towns, Publicity Chair; Erin Green, Social Chair; Caitlin Clay, Fundraising Chair; Nicole Bates, Volleyball Chair; and John York, Bowl-a-thon Chair. Tri Beta would also like to wish their senior officers farewell: Ashley Prevost, Sana Mujahid, Rebecca Bastnagel, Whitney Heath, Brian Kim, Cynthia Johnson, and Raven Fifer. Thanks to these seniors who have done so much and will be greatly missed!
• Kappa Sigma would like to thank everyone who supported and participated in their Volleyball Tournament on April 21. The Xi-Eta Chapter was able to raise money for St. Jude's Target House, which will be presented to them this week.
EXAM PERIOD HOURS
Plough Library will be open the following hours for the exam period through 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!
STUDENT HOUSING INFO
• Attention Residents: All non-graduating students must move out of the Residence Halls by May 8 at 1:00 p.m. Graduating seniors must move out of the Residence Halls by May 12 at 1:00 p.m. Have a great summer!
• Attention Commuters: It is not too late to sign up for a residence hall room for the 2007-08 school year. Stop by the Office of Student Life for details.
NEW @ YOUR LIBRARY
• Wiley InterScience is an online journal service from John Wiley and Sons. Search all content at once or browse journals by topic area: Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Education, Engineering, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine and Healthcare, Physics and Astronomy, Polymers and Materials Science, Psychology, and Social Sciences. The full database is available for searching and retrieving abstracts and citations. CBU users have full-text electronic access to 219 journal titles through a partnership with TENN-SHARE. View the title list (Excel file). Ask a Librarian for those articles that do not display full text.
• See the library blog at https://secure.cbu.edu/mt/library/ for information on our latest trials. The Readex product reproduces imagines from Early American Imprints, Early American Newspapers (1690-1922), American Broadsides and Ephemera, and the US Congressional Serial Set -- a gold mine for historical research. The library welcomes your comments!
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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>>