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THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY OCTOBER 8, 2007
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The cast and crew of Neil Simon’s Rumors would like to thank everyone who helped make it a successful production. The cast and crew also appreciate the support from the audience, and thank everyone for coming to see the show. Look for another show on campus this spring, and please contact encore@cbu.edu if you would like to purchase a Rumors t-shirt for $10.

KUDOS

Dr. Bev Pray (Center for Ethical Leadership) has been nominated for membership on the Shelby County Ethics Commission by Mayor A C Wharton.
Chelsea Chandler (Psychology '09) will be competing in the Fifth Annual Orpheum Star Search, showcasing young musical talent from across the Tri-State Area, at the Orpheum Theatre on October 20. Chelsea is one of ten finalists selected from more than 200 contestants who auditioned this spring. All of the finalists are awarded $500 Savings Bonds and the Grand Prize winner receives a $5000 Savings Bond, a recording session at Ardent Studios, a scholarship to a summer music program, and the opportunity to perform onstage as the opening act at a future Orpheum event. Chelsea is a member of the CB Singers and has won numerous competitions including the recent USA World Showcase at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. For more information on the Orpheum Star Search, click here.
• The CBU chapter of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society has been selected to receive an Honorable Mention Award for the 2006-07 academic year. In announcing the award, the American Chemical Society stated, "Professor David Dawson, faculty advisor of the chapter, deserves special commendation. Few faculty members are willing to make the great commitment of time and energy that a successful chapter requires. Professor Dawson's efforts certainly represent the best in undergraduate education and mentoring around the country. We extend our warmest congratulations to the students and Professor Dawson for setting such a fine example for other chapters and preparing the next generation of chemical professionals."
Dr. Randel Price (Chemical Engineering) and Rick Maupin (Graduate & Professional Studies) attended the Snowden School College and Career Day on October 4. Dr. Price says that students were particularly impressed by the rocking chair made of corrugated cardboard that was prepared by the CBU packaging engineering team.

PRAYER REQUESTS FROM CAMPUS MINISTRY
Let us keep in our prayers Dr. Marguerite Cooper, Br. John Johnston, Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Miss Johnnie Shotwell, and Br. Rob Veselsky as they deal with illness, health issues, and recovery.

FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE
Flu shots are now available in Health Resources for $17 (cash or check). Health Resources is located in the Thomas Center in the Student Life Offices. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM. Please arrive before 1:15 PM for a flu shot. Appointments can be made by calling 321-3260 and walk-ins are always welcome. Health Resources will be closed over Fall Break, October 15-19. Call Brenda Hill in Health Resources for more information at 321-3260.

NOTICE ON STAFFORD LOAN BENEFITS
The Reauthorization Act for Higher Education has just been signed by President Bush. This act reduced benefits to lenders, many of whom will in turn reduce benefits to borrowers. They will either cease paying the origination fee for the student borrower or reduce the benefits they previously offered during the repayment period. We do not know which lenders will make changes or when those changes might take effect. If your loan proceeds  have an origination or guarantee fee taken out, this will be disclosed to you by the lender on the disclosure  statement the lender will send you when they make your loan.

 


Bishop J. Terry Steib (left) and Brother Vincent Malham (right) congratulate His Excellency Most Reverend Pietro Sambi as he is presented the Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Award for Peace and Justice at CBU on October 4. More>>

THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

DISCOVER CBU DAY: The Office of Admissions would to remind all faculty, staff and students that CBU is hosting a Discover CBU Day on Monday, October 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our guests are invited to stay for lunch, so please be aware that Alfonso Dining Hall will experience a high volume of visitors. Thank you for all of your support in welcoming our visitors.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS

Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, would like to congratulate the following new members selected for its fall 2007 pledge class: David Avanzi, Dillon Beard, Hayley Gil, Kimberly Ho, Shermeen Hossain, Brandi Mayhan, Kelly Nguyen, Jasmine Perkins, Jenny Terbrock, Abraham Villareal, and Robyn Watson. For more information about joining Deltasig, please contact fraternity president Burton Bridges at dsp@cbu.edu or visit the DSP website.
• The CBU Honors Program held its annual Freshman Retreat on September 29-30. This year 27 students traveled to Bolivar, TN to participate in outdoor adventure activities at Victory Ranch. Freshman participants included Cheryl Clausel, Jennifer Cobb, Stephanie Cooper, Chase de Saint-Felix, Samantha DeVilbiss, David Dodge, Jenessa Gebers, Rachel Haag, Hunter Hardin, Morgan Alexandra Harrell, D.J. Hobbs, Matt Jackson, Max Karimnia, Maria Lukasiewicz, Brandon Maharrey, Jordan Marshall, Frank Minneci, Danielle Rhein, Lauren Rotzoll, Lynne Sneed, Angela Toomer, and Tyler Wingett. Honors Council students assisting at the retreat were Roossell Brandon, Burton Bridges, Carolyn Fly, and Caroline Mitchell. Also in attendance were faculty members Dr. Tracie Burke and Dr. Teri Mason. For more information visit the CBU Honors Program website.

MPACT TOASTMASTERS AT CBU
Have you ever felt nervous or anxious before giving a presentation or speech? Would you like to practice your communications skills or just like to get more comfortable speaking in front of others? Why not learn and practice in front of a constructive group of your peers? Toastmasters is your answer! MPACT Toastmasters is now meeting on the CBU campus. MPACT Toastmasters is open to all CBU students and faculty and meets every Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m., in the Clark Conference Room (Buckman Hall, third floor). For more information, feel free to contact president@mpacttoastmasters.com.

PLOUGH LIBRARY FALL BREAK HOURS
Plough Memorial Library will be observe the following hours during Fall Break:
• Friday, October 12: 7:45 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
• Saturday, October 13: 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
• Sunday, October 14: CLOSED
• Monday - Friday, October 15-19: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, October 20: noon - 4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, October 21: 2:00 -11:00 p.m.

CAREER CENTER FALL EVENTS
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.
Business & Arts Job Fair: Thursday, October 25; 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Sabbatini Lounge
Job Search Strategies Workshop: November 1; Science & Engineering Majors; 1:00 p.m., Buckman 112
Job Search Strategies Workshop: November 8; Business & Liberal Arts Majors; 1:00 p.m., Buckman 112


GOSPEL CHOIR MEETING
The Inspirational Voices Gospel Choir will host its first gospel choir practice and meeting on Friday, October 19, at 6:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Please contact Gregory Thomas at 321-3222 for more information.


ART EXHIBITIONS
The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery will feature "Tangible Meditation" and exhibit of artwork by Kelly Buntin Johnson, October 19 - December 6. A collection of photographs by Greg Lawhon of "A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland" will be on view in the gallery foyer. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library. More>>

ENGINEERING VIDEO GAME WORKSHOP

The CBU School of Engineering is holding a workshop in video game creation for students in grades 6-8, October 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in Nolan 237. Students will learn to use Scratch, a new graphical programming language invented at MIT designed to create interactive games. The workshop is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. To register online, visit www.cbu.edu/Prospective/scratch.html. For more information, contact engineering@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3405.

LEAD LIKE JESUS - VIA SATELLITE
Christian Brothers University will be hosting the seminar, “Lead Like Jesus Now: The Leadership Revolution,” on Friday, October 19, in the University Theater. Developed by Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager and co-founder of Lead Like Jesus, it is dedicated to inspiring and equipping people to adopt the servant-leadership model of Jesus Christ. This broadcast seminar is being sponsored by the CBU Center for Ethical Leadership and will be broadcast by CCN, which provides more than 150 satellite events every year with leadership training, special events, and outreach opportunities to churches throughout North America. Cost is $35 which includes lunch. For more information, call 321-3114.

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.

 

BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD
MEN'S SOCCER
(7-3-1, 0-2-1 GSC)
10/03
: Bucs 1, Montevallo 2 (ot)
10/07: Bucs 0 , West Florida 2
WOMEN'S SOCCER
(6-5-1, 1-2-1 GSC)
10/03: Lady Bucs 2, North Alabama 2 (ot)
10/05: Lady Bucs 1, Montevallo 3
10/07: Lady Bucs 0, West Florida 5
VOLLEYBALL
(10-15, 0-6 GSC)
10/02: Lady Bucs 1, Arkansas Tech 3
10/04: Lady Bucs 0, Lyon 3
10/06: Lady Bucs 1 , Arkansas Monticello 3

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
10/06: Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic - Bucs 18th of 42; Stephen Hill 33rd of 341
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

10/06: Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic- Lady Bucs 36th of 41; Kelly Summons 226th of 329

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

MEN'S SOCCER

10/12: Martin Methodist (Signaigo Field; 3:00 p.m.)
10/14: Central Arkansas (Conway, AR; 3:30 p.m.)
10/17: Ouachita Baptist (Signaigo Field; 7:00 p.m.)
WOMEN'S SOCCER
10/11: Lambuth College (Jackson, TN; 3:00 p.m.)
10/17: Ouachita Baptist (Signaigo Field; 5:00 p.m.)
VOLLEYBALL
10/11: Henderson State (Canale Arena; 6:00 p.m.)
10/13: North Alabama (Canale Arena; 6:00 p.m.)

10/16: Ouachita Baptist (Arkadelphia, AR; 6:00 p.m.)
10/19: Southern Arkansas (Canale Arena; 6:00 p.m.)


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