NOVEMBER 12-19, 2007 • THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
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KUDOS
Kyle Summers (Biology '08) presented a paper on "Distribution of 5HT2A receptors in the Superior Salivatory Nucleus Neurons of the rat" to the national meeting of the Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students in Austin, TX, November 7-11. Co authors were Dr. Malinda E.C. Fitzgerald (CBU Biology) and Dr. Claudio A.B. Toledo. This presentation is the result of Kyle's summer research in Brazil as part of the NIH-funded MHIRT program.

THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

VETERAN'S DAY PRAYERS: Let us celebrate all those who gave their lives so we might have freedom. There will be two special prayers, one at 11:00 a.m. and one at 12:10 p.m., today in Alfonso Dining Hall. Everyone is cordially invited to remember.
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>>
POWER TALKS FOR WOMEN: Gayle S. Rose, CEO and primary owner of Electronic Vaulting Services (EVS), will be at CBU on Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium as the first featured speaker for the "Power Talks for Women" series. Rose is most well-known for landing the NBA basketball team, the Memphis Grizzlies. As a result of her efforts, the Public Relations Society of America named her the 2001 Communicator of the Year. She is co-founder of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis and was internationally recognized in 2007 as one of two women awarded the Changing Face of Philanthropy Award from the International Women's Funding Network. The "Power Talks for Women" series is sponsored by the CBU Graduate & Professional Studies program. The lecture is free and open to the public. More>>
GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT: Every year, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout by smoking less or quitting for the day on the third Thursday of November. This event challenges people to stop using tobacco and raises awareness of the many effective ways to quit for good. Health Resources will be hallway outside of the Alfonso Dining Hall on Thursday, November 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m., with free information about the health issues associated with tobacco use and resources to assist interested persons with smoking cessation.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
KRISPY KREME FUNDRAISER: The CBU Art Club is hosting a Krispy Kreme Fundraiser through November 16. Booths will be set up Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Buckman Foyer, 8:15-9:00 am, to collect orders for a dozen glazed donuts for only $5. The money raised will go to the Art Club and toward the purchase of art supplies for student-led art classes at the Autism Solution Center in Cordova. If you miss a booth time, please contact Hayley Gil (hgil@cbu.edu) to place your order!
KRISPY KREME DISTRIBUTION: Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, is distributing Krispy Kreme doughnuts on Tuesday, November 13, on the first floor of Buckman Hall 7:30 a.m. - noon. If you pre-ordered Krispy Kreme doughnuts or gift certificates from Delta Sigma Pi, you may stop by to pick them up.
RECYCLING PROGRAM: Phi Alpha Theta history honor society is happy to announce a new on-campus recycling program as part of its community service efforts. The new recycling bins are available outside the Buc, the bookstore, the library, and the Computer Center. Please bring your aluminum cans and glass or plastic bottles to these recycling bins to help make CBU a greener campus community!
ADOPT-A-FAMILY 2007: AKA-Mu Epsilon is requesting assistance from the CBU students and faculty to adopt an inner-city family for the Thanksgiving holidays. Please request an informational packet via email to: Shanta Wilson (snwilson@cbu.edu) or Chemetra Patrick (cpatrick@cbu.edu).  The family selected will receive a gift card to a local grocery store. The one-page essay is due by November 15 at 5:00 p.m.
MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT: The CBU Honors Program students participated in the annual Murder Mystery Night on October 24 — this year's theme was titled "The Class of '54." Participants were Alex Arthur, Laura Bailey, Roossell Brandon, Burton Bridges, Chelsea Chandler, Boris de Souza, Rachel Escue, D.J. Hobbs, David James, Maria Lukasiewicz, Frank Minneci, Matt Nelson, Dustin Perry, Joe West, Jacky Wong, and Honors Program director Dr. Tracie Burke. For more information visit the CBU Honors Program Web site.

MPACT TOASTMASTERS
Have you ever felt nervous or anxious before giving a presentation or speech? MPACT Toastmasters is now meeting on the CBU campus and is open to all CBU students and faculty. The group meets every Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m., in Buckman Hall 103. For more information, feel free to contact president@mpacttoastmasters.com.

FACULTY-SPONSORED STUDY ABROAD APPLICATIONS
Attention Faculty: Applications for a faculty-sponsored trip abroad to complement a class you will be teaching next fall or spring are now posted online (click here to download). You may develop a special topics class or just add the trip to an existing class. Applications must be signed by your department chair and the dean of your school and should be received in the study abroad office by January 20 so that trips can be announced along with next year's offerings. Most study-abroad students must make long-range plans to finance these trips, so early recruiting is a real advantage. Contact the International Initiatives office if you want to discuss your plan before submitting it. All ideas are welcome, and remember that faculty get trip expenses plus payment for teaching the class. Please return applications to Wanda Anderson in Buckman 342.

REGISTRATION

Registration period begins November 12-13 for current seniors, November 14-15 for current juniors, November 16-19 for current sophomores, and November 20-21 for current freshmen, Students may register on the web on or after the dates listed for their class (senior, junior, sophomore, freshman). Instructions for web registration are in the Registrar's Office, Barry Hall 40. An alphabetical list of all students (with class status and advisor's name) is posted outside the Registrar's Office. If you have any questions concerning advising or registration, please contact Tom Burk, Dean of Academic Services, at 321-3235 or tburk@cbu.edu.

CAMPUS MINISTRY
Java Jam, a Christian coffee-house experience, was held in Rozier Lounge on Friday evening. The acts were performed by our own CBU students -- Irish dancing, break dancing, stand-up comedy, guitar/vocal, and Christian vocal music. There were over 100 students, faculty, and staff in attendance. It was a great night of building a strong community spirit. Thanks to Rachel New and Leigh Hill for the total organization of this great experience. We are blessed with a great student body! May God continue to bless us.
Opportunities to Worship Every Week
Sunday Mass: 11:00 am and 9:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel
Daily Mass: Monday-Thursday at 5:00 p.m.; Friday at 6:45 am in Stritch Chapel
Rosary: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at noon in St. Joseph Chapel
Communion Service: Tuesday at 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel
Gospel Reflection: Thursday at 12:22 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel

FACULTY & STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
The Faculty/Staff Development Committee is requesting proposals for up to five one-calendar-year awards of up to $4,000 for full-time faculty and staff members. Development projects may be for improvement at the curricular, professional, departmental, school, or university level. Budgetary components can include such items as summer salary, equipment, travel, supplies, temporary assistants/interns, etc. Proposals should be submitted electronically to Brother Louis Althaus (lalthaus@cbu.edu) by no later than December 14. Awards will be announced by the end of January 2008. Download the pre-proposal guidelines and form here.

LIBRARY HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING

Plough Memorial Library will observe the following hours for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday:
• Wednesday, November 21: 7:45 am - 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday - Saturday, November 22-24: CLOSED
• Sunday, November 25: 6:00-11:00 p.m.

FLU SHOTS
Influenza vaccines (Flu shots) are available in Health Resources Monday-Friday, 9:30 am -1:15 p.m.. The cost is $17 (cash or check). Contact Brenda Hill in Health Resources at 321-3260 for more information.

ART EXHIBITIONS
The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery features "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 foyer on the lower level of Plough Library. More>>


 
 



BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (0-0, 0-0 GSC)
11/06: Lady Bucs 47, Austin Peay 68 (exh.)

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
MEN'S BASKETBALL

11/12: University of Memphis (FedEx Forum; 7:00 p.m.)
11/16: Findlay (Highland Heights, KY; 4:30 p.m.)
11/17: Cincinnati-Clermont(Highland Heights, KY; 4:30 p.m.)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
11/12: Southern Illinois (Carbondale, IL; 7:00 p.m.)
11/15: Lemoyne-Owen (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
11/17: Xavier (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)


 

BUCS FINISH NINTH IN NCAA CROSS COUNTRY REGIONALS
The CBU Buccaneers finished ninth in the NCAA Division II South Cross Country Regionals, while the Lady Bucs finished 22nd. Stephen Hill (Chemical Engineering '09) earned All-Region accolades with a sixth-place finish, but he narrowly missed qualifying for the national championships despite being the first American runner to finish. Hill's time of 32:37 put him just five seconds outside the individual qualifiers. Florida Southern won the men's team title with 61 points, followed by Tampa and Alabama-Huntsville in a tie for second with 103. The Bucs earned 242 points. Tampa won the women's title with 40 points, followed by second-place Harding's 55. Top finisher for the Lady Bucs was Kelly Summons ('09) with a time of 25:54.5.
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