BROTHER JOHN JOHNSTON, 1933-2007
Brother John Johnston, FSC, former Superior General of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and native Memphian, passed away at Saint Francis Hospital on October 11 after a year-long battle with cancer. The Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on October 18, and Brother John was laid to rest in the Brother's section of Calvary Cemetery.
Brother Álvaro Rodríguez Echeverría, current Superior General, remembered Brother John at the Mass, which was attended by Christian Brothers from around the world: "I have felt Brother John to be a man of convictions, spiritual depth, and profound interior life; his sense of Lasallian values was contagious for all of us and he had an extraordinary capacity for leadership. He always remained close to young people as I was able to observe once again in my recent visit to Memphis last summer, a time when we had an encounter with a group of young Volunteers with whom Brother John had a beautiful relationship of friendship. Another of his characteristics was his love of the Church, a clear and filial love."
Brother John requested that any memorials be sent to the Lasallian International Children's Fund (c/o Christian Brothers of the Midwest, 7650 S. County Line Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60527-4718). More on Brother John Johnston>
WELCOME TO CBU
• Welcome back to Dave Pierce, who has rejoined the CBU community as Dean of Information Technology Services. Dave previously worked in ITS as Director of Systems Administration before taking a position at the University of Memphis.
• Welcome to Carey Faulkner, who has joined the Department of Campus Safety
as a Campus Safety Officer.
THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
• FACULTY RECITAL BY TOMMY GAINES, BARITONE: Tommy Gaines (Music) will present a solo recital on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater. Enjoy an evening of art songs, operatic arias, sacred and popular songs by CBU's own Assistant Professor of Music. A winner of the Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Beethoven Club of Memphis' Young Artist Competition, Gaines has performed professionally with several opera companies and been a soloist in numerous oratorios, concerts and recital venues.
• NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK: There will be chemistry demonstrations by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society everyday this week in the Buckman Quad, between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m.
• AIR FORCE SCHOLARSHIPS: Technical Sergeant Frank Rawls will discuss medical and health-related scholarship programs sponsored by the United States Air Force on Thursday, October 25. His presentation will be in Science Center 214, starting at 12:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
• 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.
Dear Campus Community: I don't even know where to start, except to say THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! I have been overwhelmed by the cards,greetings, and well wishes. I am healing well from the surgery and at the same time learning some valuable lessons on patience and taking it a little slower. I am somewhat limited at this time, but I hope to start back at school on Monday. The doctor said I could spend a few hours each day in the office. I am very blessed to have some fantastic student workers to assist me in Campus Ministry, and I will be counting on them more then ever. I will have some extra time to pray for the campus, so never be shy of letting me know your prayer requests. Once again, please know you and your concerns are being prayed for every day. We are blest to have a Catholic,Christian,and Lasallian University. Once again, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT! -- Br. Rob Veselsky
PRAYER REQUESTS FROM CAMPUS MINISTRY
• Please keep in your prayers Anthony Lawrence ('11), who was recently hospitalized for herniated discs in his spine. Doctors decided that surgery was too risky and are treating him with medication at present.
• Let us keep Br. Michael Schmelzer (Education) in our prayers as he has lost both his sister and mother in the last weeks. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
• Let us continue to keep in our prayers Dr. Marguerite Cooper, Dr. Mary Ogilvie, and Miss Johnnie Shotwell as they deal with illness, health issues, and recovery.
Six Lasallian Volunteers from CBU were among the 18 who competed in the the 30th annual Chicago Marathon, a 26.2 mile race in the heart of Chicago, on October 7 to raise money through donations for the program. Despite record heat and humid weather, all 18 Volunteers completed the event. The night before the event, the LV runners dedicated their effort to Brother John Johnston, former Superior General and visionary friend of the LV Program. They added his name on their shirts and sent him photos which he appreciated, just a few days before his death. CBU Volunteers who participated were Jenny Mohan ('06), Hank Pitts ('06), Ashley Prevost ('07, pictured at left), Mario Ragghianti ('07), Erica Sage ('06), and Daniel Salvaggio ('06). For more information on the LV program, visit www.lasallianvolunteers.org.
• Jana Travis (Fine Art) is one of four winners of the fourth annual First Tennessee ArtForum competition. The artists' work, chosen from submissions by 75 artists, will be displayed on the Club Level of the FedExForum for the next year.
ABOVE: Members of Dr. Bev Pray's MAEL Executive Leadership class recently attended a lecture by Coach Ken Carter at the Memphis Boys and Girls Club. Pictured l-r are Brianne Jobe, Regina Watson, Coach Carter, Albert Crews, Kim Strong, Jasmine Nuhic, and Kim Jackson.
The Student Government Association has appointed Matt Johnson, (Accounting '09) as the Head Election Commissioner for the 2007-08 school year. The SGA would also like to congratulate those selected to serve on the Programming Council for the 2007-2008 year. They are Amanda Alberti, T.J. Buckley, David Breen, Kristen Crone, Tommy Dorian, Katie Frassinelli, Patrick Jones, David Lanigan, Lindsay Leslie, Maegan Lytle, Angelica Milam, Abbey Pommer, Jonathan Smeltser, Lynne Sneed, and Adam Williams. The Programming Council helps plan and organize activities sponsored by the Student Government Association. For more information, please visit the SGA Web site or stop by during a public meeting – every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the SGA Chambers (lower level of Kenrick Hall, Room 24).
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
The ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau welcome their newest sisters, Lauren Guerrant, Seema Janga, Danielle Rhein, and Kimmie Sanderson.
ONLINE PASSWORD RESET NOW AVAILABLE
Have you ever tried to log in to your CBU email but were unable to remember your password? In the past that meant that you had to personally come to the Help Desk to pick up a new one. Now you can reset your password online at https://imap.cbu.edu. You just need to know your Banner ID, your birth date, your social security number (if you have one recorded in Banner), and the answer to your challenge question before you start.
GRADES POSTED, WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE NEARS
Midterm grades for day classes and final grades for the first eight-week evening term are now available on the web. Remember that the last day to withdraw from a day class is November 1.
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? 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 email@example.com.
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
SEIDMAN LECTURE SERIES
Dr. William E. Evans, director and chief executive officer of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will be the guest speaker at the M. L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture Series at CBU on Tuesday, November 6. Dr. Evans will address "The Future of Biomedical Research" in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. More>>
LECTURE ON EVOLUTION AND FAITH
Dr. John F. Haught, distinguished research professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University, will be the guest speaker at CBU on Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Haught will address evolution and religious faith in his speech, "Evolution and Faith: What is at Stake?" More>>
The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery will feature "Tangible Meditation," an exhibit of artwork by Kelly Buntin Johnson, through 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 321-3405.