• Andrew Michael (Biology '06) has been accepted to American University of Antigua School of Medicine.
• MEM student Jeremy Tincher won the Circle of Excellence award for the manufacturing category at Medtronic. The award ceremony took place at the Peabody Hotel on June 2. Jeremy was selected from 1000 eligible employees.
• The Gulf South Conference has named CBU men's soccer midfielder Matt Werakso (MBA '08) as a recipient of one of its Top Ten Awards. These awards, based on athletic, academic and extracurricular achievement during the 2006-07 academic year, recognize the top five male and top five female student-athletes as the cream of the GSC crop.
• The British Universities Sports Association has selected former CBU soccer defender Kieran Wilson (M.Ed. '07) to play on the British national team in the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand, August 7-18. Wilson, playing professionally this summer for the United Soccer League's Wilmington (NC) Hammerheads, is one of 20 players selected to the team.
• Seven CBU students were awarded summer fellowships in the prescience program at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. The fellowships pay $1,000 per month for their research experience. Students receiving fellowships included Michael Antone, Nicole Bates, Phuc Nguyen, Michelle Paul, Pham Thang, Ying Wong, and Rebecca Scott.
BROTHER VINCENT HONORED BY VATICAN
Brother Vincent Malham was awarded the Holy Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal at the Vatican in Rome on June 23, 2007, by His Eminence Cardinal Moussa Daoud, Prefect of the Congregation of Eastern Churches, in the name of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
The English translation of Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice is “For Church and Pope,” and the award is also known as the “Cross of Honor.” The medal was established by Pope Leo XIII in 1888 to commemorate his golden sacerdotal jubilee. It is currently awarded to lay people and clergy for meritorious service to the church. It is the highest medal that can be awarded to the laity by the Papacy.
Brother Vincent was presented the award in recognition of his distinguished service as president and vice chancellor at Bethlehem University from 1996 to 2005.
• Donna Freeman has taken the position of Administrative Assistant to the President. Donna previously worked in the Office of Advancement as a Data Control Specialist.
• Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) was promoted to Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology in her position at the UT Health Science Center College of Medicine.
WELCOME TO CBU
• Darryl Causey has joined the the Office of Admissions in the position of Admissions Counselor.
• Zofia Lukasiewicz has joined the the Office of Admissions in the position of Admissions Counselor.
• Joshua McCain has joined the Office of Admissions in the position of Admissions Assistant.
John Kugele, husband of Dr. Lynn Phillips Kugele (Finance), died June 30 at his home. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be sent to Dr. Kugele at Campus Box 50. The family requests that any memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
PLOUGH LIBRARY (through 8/11)
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 8/3) Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
SWASHBUCKLER FITNESS CENTER
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon-10:00 p.m.
COMPUTER CENTER/HELP DESK
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.
CANALE POOL: Noon-7:00 p.m. daily
RESIDENCE HALL RENOVATIONS
A new kitchen under construction in the Maurelian Lounge (pictured above) is one of the many renovations underway this summer in the CBU residence halls. Among the other improvements being made are:
Maurelian Hall: Replacing the roof, finishing installing the new bedroom windows, upgrading the electrical supply, renovating the bathrooms and showers, installing new ceiling tiles, adding a deck to the courtyard, and adding an electronic entry door to the main entrances.
Rozier Hall: Renovating the bathrooms & shower stalls; painting the interior doors, frames, & ceilings; replacing lighting throughout the suites.
Stritch Hall: Replacing the carpet throughout both floors, adding another laundry facility, purchasing new furniture for each bedroom, and adding an electronic entry to the entry door.
Avery Apartments: Replacing the carpet on the bottom floor, sealing and re-striping the parking lot, replacing the security camera, adding additional outdoor lighting, and replacing the exterior fence.
Capstone Apartments: Painting all three buildings inside and out, re-carpeting about 15 apartments, replacing the mattresses in each bedroom, sealing and re-striping the parking lot at 170, extending the wrought iron fence at 170, adding additional exterior lighting, replacing the living room furniture in each apartment, and installing a chain-link fence behind the Boy Scout property to limit access to Oakdale street.
COOPER-WILSON CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY
Click here for photos of the Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences under construction. New photo albums will be posted at this location on a regular basis.
¡BIENVENIDO A MEMPHIS!
For the sixth consecutive year, CBU is hosting the Lasallian Language Camp for students age 10-14 from Northern Mexico. The camp immerses the students in the English language and in American culture during their month-long stay at CBU.The students attend English class for three hours in the morning, followed by afternoon homework sessions in which volunteers from CBHS assist them with their assignments. Later in the afternoon, they participate in fun activities and field trips that allow them to practice their enhanced skills.
CBU'S ONLINE MSEM EXPANDS ITS SCOPE
The School of Engineering began its first cohort of international students enrolled in the online Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program in May with 15 students from the Universidad De La Salle Bajio in León, Mexico. CBU also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with La Salle-Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona, Spain, to offer the MSEM degree as a dual degree option for students there. A new partnership has also been established with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota to offer the MSEM in an online format for engineers, scientists, and information technology employees in the Twin Cities area.
"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>>
*SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR CBU CONNECTION
The CBU Connection will appear monthly during the summer. The Connection will return to its regular weekly schedule on August 20.