If you're in need of a healthy dose of Christmas spirit during exam week, head over to the Student Life offices in the Thomas Center and take a tour of the results of their annual door decorating contest. A few are pictured above, including (l-r) the doors of Sadie Lisenby (the winner!), Martin Brock, Dr. Evelyn McDonald, and Andrea Payne.
ANGELS OF LOVE CHRISTMAS DONATIONS
"Angels of Love" needs your help. Donations have been slow, and we really want to help some poor families in Memphis -- so whatever you can do to help others who do not have what we do will be a blessing. We can receive non-perishable foods, clothes, toys, and toiletries. Cash also can be a great help. You may drop items off at the library or the Campus Ministry office. Cash donations may be delivered directly to Br. Rob in Campus Ministry. The deadline for gifts has been extended to December 14. As St. Matthew says in the scriptures: "Whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters you do unto Me."
• Dr. Paul Shiue (Mechanical Engineering) attended the Tennessee Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) meeting at Vanderbilt University on December 4 and gave a presentation on the CBU moonbuggy project. TSGC is supporting the moonbuggy with $4000 this year (up from $2500 last year).
• Kappa Sigma fraternity has a national endowment fund that awards scholarships every year to deserving undergraduate members. Four Kappa Sigmas at CBU were awarded scholarships from this fund last week: Matthew Bauer received a $2500 scholarship, Tony Kreager received a $2500 scholarship, Turner Crow received a $1000 scholarship, and Jeremy Armstrong received a $500 scholarship. Kudos to these students for the outstanding work they performed to win these scholarships.
ADVANCEMENT "PHONATHON" RESULTS
Congratulations to the student callers for Advancement's Fall 2007 "Phonathon" for raising $77,931 in gifts and pledges from alumni and other friends of CBU, almost 15% more than last year's total. Special kudos to Brandon Sidney for being "Top Caller" and to Brandy Sims for "Top Single Gift." The other dedicated callers were Safiya Armstrong, Kenyada Cunningham, Ozzy de Lima, Dorothy Duckett, Tayannia Kerr, Brandi Mayhan, Sierra McNeill, Bridgett Sharp, Candice Rutherford, Crystal Shelton, Jasmine Washington, and Shanta Wilson.
WELCOME BACK TO CBU
The Office of Admissions is pleased to announce that Rebecca Harrington has joined the Admissions Team as an Admissions Counselor. Rebecca is a 2006 graduate of CBU, participated in Study Abroad, was a Peer Counselor, a member of Psi Chi, and Vice President of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. The Admissions Team asks that everyone assist them in welcoming Rebecca back to CBU.
THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
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
The next Twilight Retreat is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Fr. David Knight will address the topic of "Until Christ Comes to Full Stature: Living the Mystery of Ministry." For Christians, every human encounter is a meeting of Christ with Christ. We deal with every person in the mystery of their identity and ours. To do this is to live in constant love. For more information, visit www.hisway.com and immersedinchrist.org.
• Briget Murphy (ITS) will exhibit a collection of her photography entitled "Turkey: A Country of Contrasts" at Otherlands Coffee Bar (641 S. Cooper), December 16 - January 20. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, December 16, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
• The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery will feature "Notes on a Fine Day," an exhibition of paintings by Nashville artist Roger Clayton, January 11 - February 21, 2008. An opening reception will held on Friday, January 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Library.
The Office of Admissions will host its annual breakfast for guidance counselors and college advisors on Friday, December 14. About 120 counselors are expected to be on campus that morning beginning from 7:30 a.m. till 10:00 a.m. Faculty and staff are respectfully requested to refrain from parking in the lot near the softball field so it can be available for our guests. Thank you for all of your assistance as we welcome counselors to campus and thank them for all they do.
2008 PANHELLENIC OFFICERS ANNOUNCED
The Office of Student Activities would like to congratulate the following individuals on their appointment to the Panhellenic Council for the new year: Jamie Jaynes, President; Raelyn Pirtle, Vice-President; Paige Pirkey, Membership; Miaya Gannam, Treasurer; Lisa Schultz, Secretary; and Chelsea Dunning, Programming. Congratulations to all of these ladies on their new roles. If you have questions about the Panhellenic Council, please contact Wilson Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
FALL EXAM & HOLIDAY 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 Computer Center and Help Desk will observe the following hours for the holiday break:
• Sunday, December 16: Closed
• Monday, December 17 - Friday, December 21: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• Saturday, December 22 - Tuesday, January 1: CLOSED
• Wednesday, January 2 - Friday, January 4: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• The 24-hour lab will be closed Friday, December 21 - Friday, January 4.
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
• The Ecumenical Prayer Service presented by Campus Ministry has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 4:30–5:15 p.m., in the University Theater. The service will be conducted by Jeff Jones, a Baptist minister and youth pastor at the University of Memphis.
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 (email@example.com) by no later than December 14. Awards will be announced by the end of January 2008. Download the pre-proposal guidelines and form here.