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One element vital to the name (or "brand") recognition of CBU is a consistent and cohesive graphic identity. A unified approach to graphic identity fosters better communications and presents a strong, unified image of the University to both our internal and external audiences. With that in mind, CBU has selected a new logo which will be formally announced to the campus at the President's Workshop on August 16, along with accompanying new graphic standards. The new logo is adapted from the "rabat" symbol that already appears in many architectural elements on campus and has been used as one of the University's graphic elements for a number of years. For an explanation of the rabat symbol, click here.
    New letterhead and business card designs have also been adopted and are now available for order (click here for examples). The University requests that offices please use their remaining supply of old letterhead and envelopes before ordering new stationery. However, the University will require that old business cards be discontinued and replaced with the new design by the beginning of the Fall semester.
    CBU wishes to thank the faculty and staff members who offered their advice and opinions on selection of the new logo. The University appreciates your valuable insight and counsel.


• Congratulations to the 346 CBU students named to the Spring 2007 Dean's List. Selection to the list requires a grade point average of no lower than 3.4 for the term with the completion of at least 12 credit hours. The list of honored students can be found here.
• Buccaneer shortstop Mark Foster (Mechanical Engineering '08) has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-South Central Region Gold Glove Team for his defensive skills this season.
Dr. Teri Mason (Behavioral Sciences) completed her Ph.D. in sociology from Southern Illinois University.
• Congratulations to the CBU Offices of Admissions, Graduate & Professional Studies, and Communications and Marketing for winning a bronze award from the Tennessee Colleges Public Relations Association at their May conference in Nashville. The award was presented in the category of Overall Promotional Campaign in recognition of CBU's advertising and promotional campaign for the 2007 Summer Sessions.
• Three members of the baseball team were named to the Gulf South Conference West Division Academic All-GSC Team: Ryne Dahlke, Mark Foster, and Shawn Morgan. To be eligible for the Academic All-GSC Team, student-athletes must have reached sophomore academic standing with at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA. CBU student athletes named to the GSC Spring Academic Honor Roll, which consists of all student-athletes who carried at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and played in at least one game, were baseball players Bobby Daush, John Daush, Dave Delugach, Josh Dove, Rocky Escajadillo, Joseph Kaminski, Brad Koewler, Bobby Lawrence, Carl McKee, Brooks Meadows, Steven Shelton, Charlie Soukup, Matt Stephany, Steven Thomas, Matt Trouy, Josh Welch, and Matt Wilder; golfers Lauren Bobal, Robert Browning, Landon Craft, Angela Lingerfelt, Mitchell Lingerfelt, Molly Lucas, and Jay McDonald; softball players Lauren Hearn, Sammy Maness, Michelle Paul, Julie Ristich, Hannah Shackelford, and Lauren Zavelli; and tennis players Mary Beth Atkins, Nicole Bates, Anastasia Domashova, Susie Mohan, Ryan Nicolini, Laura Velasco, and Keith Wyrick.

Aderet Leora Eisen, granddaughter of Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology) was born on May 31 at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. She is the daughter of Ethan and Talia Eisen. Ethan is a 2nd-year rabbinical student at Yeshiva University in Jerusalem and Talia is a student in the International MBA program at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan. Her name means "One who protects" (Aderet) "My light" (Leora).

Dominic Montini, father of Sister Dolores Montini (former Director of Campus Ministry), passed away on May 14 in Baden, PA. Condolences may be sent to Sister Dolores in care of Sisters of St. Joseph, 1020 State Street, Baden, PA 15005 or by email to Please keep the Montini family in your thoughts and prayers.
Johnny Dillard, son-in-law of Dr. Judy Ramage (School of Business/Accounting), passed away on May 16. Condolences may be sent to Campus Box 74. Please keep Dr. Ramage and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

"Once Again," an exhibition of paintings by the late Marjorie Liebman, will be on display through August 8 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library). More>>


The CBU Connection will appear monthly during the summer. The next edition will be emailed and published online on July 16. The Connection will return to its regular weekly schedule on August 20.


Site work is scheduled to begin on the Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences within the next couple of weeks. While this will be an exciting time in the history of CBU, it is also one that will bring a considerable amount of logistical congestion to our normal daily lives. Student, faculty, staff, and visitor parking will be one of those areas. Current plans call for the loss of all faculty/staff parking areas south of the Science Center, east of St. Joseph Hall, and in the "dog pound" adjacent to Battersby. The contractor has also stated that they will need space equal to about 150 student parking slots in the Central lot for the construction and laydown areas.
    The University has redesigned and expanded the parking area behind De La Salle Hall and St. Benilde Hall to accommodate the displaced faculty/staff spaces mentioned above. CBU has also begun the grading, paving, striping, and lighting of the University's empty lot on the east side of the Dollar General Store. See map of construction zone and parking areas >>
    Since parking will be at a premium over the next two years, we would suggest that you explore opportunities to carpool or that you consider walking or cycling if you live within a reasonable distance from campus. 
    Campus Safety also plans to be much more visible patrolling the parking lots and issuing parking tickets. To that end, it's imperative that all faculty and staff park in ONLY the designated F/S areas and that Visitor and Visitor Handicapped spaces remain open for our prospective students, visitors, and visiting drivers with handicaps.

Henry Brenner ('68) has joined the Office of Advancement in the new position of Director of Corporate and Community Relations. Henry comes back to CBU from Heritage Capital Advisors, an investment firm that he founded in 2001. Prior to that he founded Brenner Steed, one of the nation's first discount brokerage firms, and the National Committee of Discount Securities Brokers, a Washington-based trade organization. Henry has previously served in several leadership roles at CBU, including service on the Board of Trustees and the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Business. He is a former president of the CBU National Alumni Association and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1985. He was recently honored by the School of Business with its Community Service Award at the Founders Award Dinner in November 2006.
Rick Maupin has joined the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies as Assistant Director of Graduate Programs. He comes to CBU from ESPN, where he served as Senior Account Executive for the Mid-South region. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in business with a concentration in information systems from the University of Phoenix.
Kristi Tarbell ('99) has rejoined the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies as Director of Admissions. Kristi returns to CBU from Strayer University where she was employed and where she also earned a Master of Education. She previously worked at CBU as an Academic Advisor for the Evening Program. Kristi earned her Bachelor of Arts at CBU in psychology with minors in sociology and art.

The Human Resources Office has relocated to St. Joseph Hall as of June 6, 2007. The newly renovated HR suite is located in the former Campus Safety site on the east side of the building, with an entrance from the breezeway. Drop by and wish Ken and Katherine well in their new "home."

PLOUGH LIBRARY (through August 11)
   Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
   Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
   Sunday: 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
   Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
   Friday: 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
MAILROOM (through August 3)
   Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
   Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
   Saturday & Sunday: Noon-10:00 p.m.
   Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
   Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
   Sunday: 1:00-7:00 p.m.
   Daily: Noon-7:00 p.m.
ALFONSO DINING HALL (through June 27)
   Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Plough Library has trial access to CHOICE Reviews Online through July 15. CHOICE Reviews Online is an alternative to CHOICE cards. Currently, CHOICE cards are routed through academic departments for faculty to use in selecting new books and other materials in their subject areas for the library. Please check out CHOICE Reviews Online and let the library know what you think. Send any questions to or contact your department's library liaison.

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