DECEMBER 3 , 2007 • THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
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CBU freshman civil engineering students had a field visit to the Cooper-Wilson Center construction site on campus on November 26. Mr. Bill Ferguson (architect) and Ms. Amanda Whitaker (Project Manager) described the technical details to the students.


KUDOS
• Lady Buccaneer guard Kat Butler (Business '10) was named the Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the period ending November 19. She averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and six assists per game as she led CBU to a 2-0 record in the first week of the season.
Tommy Gaines (Music) has been elected president of the Memphis/West Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) for the next two-year term.
Kevin McEniry (MBA '05) has been named chief executive officer of nexAir, LLC. Kevin began his career at nexAir in 1994 and has held a variety of positions including sales of industrial and medical gases and managing the beverage gas division. During the past three years, as an executive vice president, he has been charged with nexAir strategic planning and acquisitions. A Memphis-based privately held business, nexAir sells, packages, and distributes atmospheric gases, including medical, specialty, beverage, industrial, and welding gases.
Brother Edward Salgado (Biology) participated in the 4th Symposium on Asian Pteridology and Garden Show held at Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines on November 12-18. He presented a paper entitled "Asplenium caudatum and ferns confused with it."

Heath Smith (ECC '08) ran the December 1 St. Jude Marathon in 3:04:33, finishing 59th out of 2000 runners and qualifying him for the Boston Marathon.

Dr. Pong Malasri (Civil Engineering), Dr. Asit Ray (Chemical Engineering), Dr. Neal Jackson (Engineering Management), and Dr. Jose Davila (Mechanical Engineering) attended the quarterly meeting of the Mid-South Chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals on November 15. Dr. Malasri presented an overview of CBU's packaging program offerings at the meeting, which include the Packaging Engineering Certificate, B.S. in Engineering Management (Packaging Concentration), and M.S. in Engineering Management (Packaging Concentration).

THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

RESEARCH PRESENTATION: Niti Patel (Biology '08) will present her independent research project on "Categorization of the prevalence of domestic violence in a pregnant population that was located in an urban inner city hospital in Memphis" on Tuesday, December 4, in Assisi Hall 155. Everyone is invited to attend her presentation.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: The SGA will host a Christmas Tree Lighting on Wednesday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. in Buckman Quad, complete with a holiday reception and fun activities. After the lighting, SGA is also sponsoring a Movie Night in Spain Auditorium.

UGANDA BOWL-A-THON RAISES MILLIONS
Twelve teams (55 people in all) slugged it out in the annual Uganda Bowl-A-Thon, sponsored by Beta Beta Beta biology honor society at Bartlett Bowling Lanes on November 10. Tri-Beta thanks the participants: two faculty teams, a BBB officer team, three alumni teams, a TKE team, an AXD team, two Honors teams, and a Biology 111 team (sponsored by Ms. Lynda Miller). Profits from bowling and a raffle garnered $1,635.00 for Hope North in Uganda -- that's more than 2,800,00 Ugandan shillings! Winners at the event will receive trophies and are listed below:
Highest individual scorer: John Waldorf ('09)
1st place: Alumni Team # 1 (with an average of 135.33 points per game) - Lee Allen ('05) Jennifer Longo ('05) Matt Morgan ('07), and Scott Coll ('08)
2nd place: Alumni Team # 3 (with an average of 134.87 points per game) - Blake Allen, Dan Mest, Philip Bach ('07), Myles Parma, and Craig Allen ('07)
3rd place: Honors Team # 2 (with an average of 129.20 points per game) - Jacky Wong ('10), John Waldorf ('09), Heather Gosnell ('09), Stephen Hill ('09), and Kristi Prevost ('10)
Highest pledges raised: The CBU Honors Program raised $417.00 (Thank you!)
Special thanks to Michael Herr (Tri-Beta president), Jeremy Armstrong (Tri-Beta vice president), and Daniel Darnell (Tri-Beta treasurer) for planning and implementing this very successful event.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
AKA-Mu Epsilon conducted an Extra Special Pampering workshop recently with Ms. Rhonda Hornbeak, Independent Sales Agent for Mary Kay Cosmetics. The Non-Traditional Entrepreneur (Platform I) recognizes that women are seizing the reins of entrepreneurship because they realize that is the key to economic survival.  For more information on the program goals of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, please visit aka1908.com. Pictured (l-r) are Carmen Moore, Assistant Grad Advisor; Sheryl Edwards, Grad Advisor; Crystal Shelton; Rhonda Hornbeak, Workshop Presenter; Shanta Wilson, President; Ashley Cleaves; and Chemetra Patrick, Vice-President.
• The Lasallian Ambassador Board would like to congratulate Brittany Course as November's Ambassador of the Month. The Office of Admissions appreciates the hard work and dedication of the Lasallian Ambassadors and would like to thank them for their recruiting efforts. For more information about becoming a Lasallian Ambassador, contact Brad Romig at bromig@cbu.edu or Darryl Causey at dcausey@cbu.edu.
• The Epsilon Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, welcomed 13 newly initiated brothers into its membership on November 17, during its centennial year. Pictured (back row, l-r): Dillon Beard ('10), Brandi Mayhan ('11), Jenny Terbrock ('10), Shermeen Hossain ('10), Simone Lampkin ('10), Abraham Villarreal ('11), and David Avanzi ('09); (front row, l-r): Hayley Gil ('09), Jasmine Perkins ('11), Dr. Sarah Pitts (Business Law/Finance), Kelly Nguyen ('10), Kimberly Ho ('10), and Robyn Watson ('11). All collegiate members are majoring in business administration. To learn more about Delta Sigma Pi please visit the website.

FAFSA ONLINE
The 2008-09 FAFSA will be available on-line January 1, so make plans to fill it out as soon as possible after that date. Tennessee residents need to submit the FAFSA by February 25 even if estimated data has to be used. Please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov (CBU = 003482).

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LASALLIAN AMBASSADOR?
Interested in helping recruit students for CBU and sharing your CBU story with future students? The Office of Admissions is currently accepting applications for our Lasallian Ambassador Board for the Spring semester. Applications may be picked up in the Office of Admissions, Buckman Hall, Suite 127, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications are due by Friday, December 7. For more information about becoming a Lasallian Ambassador, please contact Brad Romig at bromig@cbu.edu or Darryl Causey at dcausey@cbu.edu, or simply stop by the Office of Admissions.

PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
The Correlational Methods class in Psychology will be making PowerPoint presentations of their research on Thursday, December 13, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center. The campus community is invited to attend. The schedule of presentations is as follows:
• 1:00-1:15: "The Relationship Between Self-Monitoring and Detection of Deception" by Chelsea Chandler (project director), Chaveka Duckett, and Chris Ragghianti
• 1:20 to 1:35: "The Relationship Between Authoritarianism and Juror Decisions on Capital Punishment" by Dan Neuhoff (project director), Nate Frazier, Ryan Heine, and Chalet Robinson
• 1:40-1:55: "The Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Sexual Attitudes among College Students" by Christy Osborn (project director), Jasmine Amaro, Ed Nienaber, and Genevieve Thomas
• 2:00-2:15: "The Relationship Between Communication Level and Knowledge about HIV/AIDS" by Victor Velazquez (project director), Patrick Childers, Candace Hadley, and Linda Hampton
• 2:20-2:35: "The Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Infidelity" by Melissa Ward (project director), Joe Blome, and Brandon Faber
• 2:40-2:55: "The Relationship Between Depression and Academic Success" by Brittany Wimberly (project director), Jesse East, Lacey Hopper, and Chris Reid

HUMANE SOCIETY RECYCLING UPDATE

Thanks to all members of the CBU community who came out to the Honors Leadership "Cans for Cash" event on November 15 to kick off the campus recycling program. The program will benefit the Memphis Humane Society by earning money to purchase food for their dogs and cats. Please hold on to your aluminum cans (sorry, no glass or plastic) because the receptacles are on their way!

FALL EXAM HOURS
Plough Memorial Library will observe the following hours during Fall Exams, December 3-15:
• Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - midnight
• Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday: noon - 4:00 p.m.
• Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - midnight
• EXCEPTION - Saturday, December 15: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

THE SAME PAGE @ YOUR LIBRARY
Plough Library has released the new edition of its newsletter, The Same Page. It is now available online for download.

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.

CAMPUS MINISTRY
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.

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

MEN'S BASKETBALL (4-2, 0-0 GSC)
11/20: Bucs 79, Alabama-Huntsville 51
11/23: Bucs 72, Barry 53
11/24: Bucs 69, Lynn 66
12/01: Bucs 79, West Georgia 84 (ot)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (5-1, 0-0 GSC)
11/20: Lady Bucs 64, Ala.-Huntsville 58
11/25: Lady Bucs 57, Bellarmine 76
11/29: Lady Bucs 84, Mid-Continent 39
12/01: Lady Bucs 57, Montevallo 52

 

BUCS NO. 17 IN BASKETBALL POLL
The CBU Buccaneers climbed to No. 17 in the November 27 NABC/Division II Coaches' Poll. CBU is the highest-ranked GSC team and second-highest among the South Region, trailing only No. 8 Rollins. More>>


THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

MEN'S BASKETBALL

12/04: Montevallo (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
12/06: Blue Mountain (Blue Mountain, MS; 6:00 p.m.)
12/08: North Alabama (Canale Arena; 3:00 p.m.)