Students from City University School are pictured above attending a dual enrollment course on campus at CBU. Other dual enrollment students enrolled at CBU this semester will be attending classes on their high school campus. CBU is offering a variety of early-college courses including Spanish, French, English, Mathematics, and an Electrical Engineering course in Java programming. Please make these high school students welcome at CBU as they get a jump on their college careers.
CBU LISTED AMONG BEST COLLEGES IN SOUTHEAST
Christian Brothers University has once again been recognized as one of the region's best universities. The Princeton Review AGAIN named CBU as one of the top schools in the Southeast in the 2008 edition of "The Best Southeastern Colleges."
Dr. Leigh C. Becker (Mathematics) is the author of the research article "Function bounds for solutions of Volterra equations and exponential asymptotic stability," which is published in a recent issue of the journal Nonlinear Analysis (67, No. 2 (July 2007), pp. 382-397.) He has been invited to give a 45 minute talk next July in Orlando, FL on his current research at the Fifth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts, which is sponsored by the International Federation of Nonlinear Analysts.
PIANO CONCERT BY BROTHER VINCENT MALHAM
Brother Vincent Malham, CBU president and classical pianist, will be entertaining audiences at the "Classical Night of Music and Dining" hosted by the Church of St. William in Millington on Saturday, September 15. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and Coletta’s Fine Italian Restaurant will be catering the event. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance. More>>
MEET THE GREEKS WEEK
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is hosting their NPHC "Meet The Greeks Week," August 29-31.
• Wednesday, August 29: All Greek Informational; Spain Auditorium; 7:00-8:30 p.m.
• Thursday, August 30: NPHC Back to School Mixer; Rozier Lounge; 8:00-11:00 p.m.
• Friday, August 31: Yard Show & Cookout; Buckman Quad; 12:30-3:00 p.m.
ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK: SEPTEMBER 4-7
KNOW YOUR BOUNDARIES
• Tuesday, September 4: Neal Oldham, Alcohol Awareness Speaker; University Theater; 1:10 p.m.:
Neil Oldham is currently an assistant district attorney General in Covington, TN. Through his own life experiences, he will discuss the consequences of alcohol abuse and the importance of making good choices. He will also review alcohol laws in Tennessee and the repercussions of breaking these laws.
• Wednesday, September 5: Smoothie King— the other 40 oz.
Receive Alcohol Awareness information while enjoying a taste of Smoothie King in Alfonso, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 6: Salsa Night
Come to East Lounge from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. for a night of Salsa dancing and drinking mocktails! This sober dance will surely shake up your evening!
• Friday, September 7: Second Annual Beer Goggle Olympics
Watch your friends complete obstacles using impaired vision goggles that simulate the effects of alcohol in your blood. Campus Safety will assist SGA in educating students on blood alcohol content and the negative implications of impaired driving. Buckman Quad, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
MHIRT SYMPOSIUM & WRAP-UP
The MHIRT Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2007 projects will be held September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., in Science Center 155. Students from the 2007 projects from this international research experience will be presenting the results from their summer research. The symposium will be open to anyone that is interested. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects fro 2008 or 2009 to meet with students and find out about the program. A schedule will posted on the MHIRT Web site. RSVP to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at since snacks and lunch will be provided.
PLOUGH LIBRARY HOURS FOR LABOR DAY
• Saturday, September 1: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, September 2: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
• Monday, September 3: CLOSED
• Tuesday, September 4: Resume regular hours
GANDHI-KING CONFERENCE ON PEACEMAKING
The 2007 Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking, "Building the Beloved Community," will be held at CBU on October 26-27. Scheduled speakers include Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Barry L. Gan, Rosa Alicia Clemente, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, and G. Simon Harak. The conference is presented by the National Civil Rights Museum, the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, the HEAL Foundation, BRIDGES-Peace Jam, and the Indian Community Fund. For more information, visit www.gandhikingconference.org.
| STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• CBU Blues kicks off the new school year on Thursday, August 30, at 12:45 p.m.in Buckman 112. All interested in learning more about joining CBU Blues are invited to attend. The date for the meeting with guest speaker A C Wharton has been changed, so mark your calendars: Mayor Wharton will join the CBU Blues on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:00 pm in Spain Auditorium.
• Sign up today today for a campuswide tournament of Capture the Flag - water-balloon-style! Teams will be five players each at $5 per person, the game is open to the whole campus, and teams can be co-ed. Go to the Student Life office to sign up by August 29. The game makes a splash on September 1, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., in Nolan Field and is sponsored by Alpha Sigma Tau to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
• More than 3000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority met in New Orleans to lend a hand in the post-Katrina recovery this summer. The sorority teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build and dedicate a home to a family affected by Hurricane Katrina. According to estimates from local experts, the group is expected to have contributed about $5 million into the city. Pictured above are (l-r) Sheryl Edwards, graduate advisor for CBU’s Mu Epsilon chapter; Barbara A. McKinzie, international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; and Shanta Wilson, president of Mu Epsilon chapter.
CAREER CENTER SENIOR MEETINGS
For all December 2007, May 2008 & August 2008 graduates
All students who wish to participate in Career Center programs and services are STRONGLY encouraged to attend one of these short meetings. Very important information will be discussed regarding how graduating students can participate in campus interviews, as well as information about the resume referral program, up-coming workshops, training, graduate school information and more. Meetings will last approximately 30 minutes. Make plans to attend one of these four meetings; it could be the most important meeting you attend all year!
• Wednesday, September 5; 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.; Buckman Hall 211
• Thursday, September 6; 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.; St. Joseph Hall 10
The Career Center has several events scheduled for this semester to assist you, regardless of where you are in your career path. Below is a summary of what's coming up during Fall 2007; more events will be scheduled later in the year.
• Resume Writing Workshop: Thursday, September 13; 1:00 p.m., Buckman 112
• Interviewing Skills Workshop: Thursday, September 20; 1:00 p.m., Buckman 112
• Graduate School Workshop: Tuesday, September 25; 1:00 p.m., Buckman 211 (Montesi)
• Practice Tests (GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE): Wednesday & Thursday, October 3-4; 1:00 p.m., Kenrick Hall
• Business & Arts Job Fair: Thursday, October 25; 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sabbatini Lounge
• Job Search Strategies Workshop: Science & Engineering Majors; 1:00 p.m., Buckman 112
• Job Search Strategies Workshop: Business & Liberal Arts Majors; 1:00 p.m., Buckman 112
CAMPUS MINISTRY FALL 2007
These worship opportunities will begin on Monday, August 27. Everyone is cordially invited to attend any or all. May God continue to live in our hearts!
• Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 5:00 p.m., De La Salle Chapel
• Sunday Mass: Sunday, 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. (student-led), De La Salle Chapel
• Bible Reflection: Monday, 5:00 p.m., St. Joseph Chapel
• Communion: Tuesday, 12:22 p.m., St. Joseph Chapel
• Bible Study: Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Stritch Lounge
• Adoration: Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 p.m., St. Joseph Chapel
• Noontime Prayer: Thursday, 12:22 p.m., St. Joseph Chapel
• Rosary: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; noon, St. Joseph Chapel
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND: There will be a Sunday Mass at 11:00 a.m. this weekend (September 2), but there will be no student-led Mass at 9:00 p.m.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BR. TIMOTHY McNARY
A memorial service for Brother Timothy McNary, who passed away on July 19, has been scheduled for Friday, August 31, in De La Salle Chapel (at Stritch & Lambert Halls) at 7:00 p.m. Please help us pass along this information to alumni and other friends of the University, many of whom have requested notice of the service.
SEEKING GOLFERS FOR GOOD TIME & SCHOLARSHIPS
The 19th Annual Brother Mark Sullivan Golf Tournament benefiting the CBU Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund will be held Friday, October 5, on The Links at Galloway. This is a 4-person scramble format with a 1:30 p.m. tee time. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch provided. We are looking for golfers ($100 per golfer) and also sponsors for tees or greens ($150 each). For more information go to www.gobucsgo.com or contact athletic development director Kyle Bone at 321-4496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEIGHT WATCHERS AT WORK
CBU is pleased to offer an opportunity to the faculty, staff, and Christian Brothers at CBU to develop a healthy lifestyle and lose weight while at work. Weight Watchers is a safe and nutritionally sound approach to weight management, and convenient on-site weekly meetings will be scheduled during the work day. No special foods or supplements to purchase. The "At Work Program" requires an 18-member minimum and runs for 12 consecutive weeks. Cost is $120 for new members and $110 for continuing members. The "At Work Program Small Group Series" requires an 10-member minimum and runs for 12 consecutive weeks. Cost is $162 for new members and $144 for continuing members. Fees are due at the first meeting (check, credit/debit card) and pre-registration is required. Meetings will be either Tuesdays or Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the dining/conference room at Lambert Hall. For information or pre-registration, faculty/staff should contact Brenda Hill in Health Resources at email@example.com, and Brothers should contact Pat Bader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An exhibition by the Mid-South Woodturners Guild entitled "Beneath the Bark" will be on display through October 4 in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library). The Mid-South Woodturners Guild is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, an organization dedicated to the advancement of the woodturning craft. Its mission is to provide information, education, and an effective organization for all who are interested in turning wood.More>>
• "Faces of the Faithful," an exhibition of photography excerpted from a 2001 photo-documentary on Elvis fans by Judy Wimmer and Dr. Teri Mason (Behavioral Sciences), is on display in the Plough Library through September 21.
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