CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT: The Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences reached its full construction height on January 3 when the apex of the southeast stairwell tower (top right above) was lifted into place. For brief stop-action video of the tower being lifted, click here to download Quicktime or WMV format.
• Whitney Vickery (Biology '08) has been accepted to the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) School of Veterinary Medicine.
BAILS NAMED DEAN OF BUSINESS
Dr. Dale Bails has been appointed the new Dean of the School Business effective January 1. During the search process for a new dean, Dr. Bails presented a vision for the future success of the School that received overwhelming support from the faculty. Congratulations to Dr. Bails and the School of Business faculty as they embark toward a promising future, and special thanks to Mr. Jim Rhodes for his leadership as Interim Dean. His leadership was critical in accomplishing several important goals this past semester.
WELCOME TO CBU
• Ann Ballam has joined the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies as Director of Academics.
• Diane McLoskey has temporarily joined the Office of Administration & Finance as Administrative Assistant (while Melanie Bremer is on leave).
FAREWELL & GOOD LUCK!
Lisa Bell (Advancement) will be leaving CBU on Thursday, January 10, to accept the newly created position of Director of Advancement at Ave Maria Home in Bartlett. During her 10-year career at CBU, Lisa served as Director of Media Relations and most recently as Director of Grants Management. In her new position at Ave Maria, she will be focusing her immediate efforts on on raising funds for four new Green House Concept homes but also to increase capital, annual and planned gifts, and visibility for the nursing facility.
Sister Magdalita Gubbels, SSF, 90, eldest sister of Brother Mark Gubbels, died peacefully in her sleep on December 24. The funeral was on Friday, December 28, at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport, WI. May Sister Magdalita enjoy eternal peace. Condolences may be sent to Brother Mark at Campus Box 83.
ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE
All are welcome as we come together as a community of believers to attend CBU's opening Ecumenical Prayer Service on Wednesday, January 9, in Spain Auditorium, 4:30pm-5:15 p.m. Jeff Jones (Baptist Campus Minister at University of Memphis) will give the invocation, and Andrew Schelb (College Baptist Minister at Germantown Baptist Church) will give the message. Karen Conway, Dean of Students, and Dr. Mary Ogilvie, School of Sciences, will provide inspirational music.
TRIVIA NIGHT AT CBU
Start assembling your team now for Trivia Night at CBU on Friday, January 18, in Alfonso Dining Hall at 7:00 p.m. Then start preparing to test your knowledge with Memphis' Trivia Guy, Brother Ignatius Brown. Teams should be composed of six members, and registration is $20 per person. Prizes will be given throughout the night, and all proceeds will benefit the Brother Tim McNary Memorial Scholarship for International Students. Musical entertainment will be provided by the AIMS Gang. Register your teams by January 15 with the CBU Alumni Office (Eric Ellis, Barry Hall 101, (901) 321-4036, firstname.lastname@example.org).
WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT
During January and February, Ms. Sadie Lisenby (Director of Counseling) will conduct four workshop sessions with the goal of helping at-risk students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study techniques, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The sessions will be held on consecutive Thursdays (January 17, January 24, January 31, and February 7) at 1:00-1:50 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room. Interested students should attend all four sessions.
The next Twilight Retreat is scheduled for Tuesday, January 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Fr. David Knight will address the topic of "To Renew the Face of the Earth: Taking Responsibility for the Kingdom." At Baptism we were anointed to be stewards of the Kingship of Christ. This is our Christian identity. What does it mean? How does it empower us?. For more information, visit www.hisway.com and immersedinchrist.org.
• 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. More>>
• Briget Murphy (ITS) is exhibiting a collection of her photography entitled "Turkey: A Country of Contrasts" at Otherlands Coffee Bar (641 S. Cooper) through January 20.
The 2008-09 FAFSA became available online January 1, so make plans to fill it out as soon as possible. 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).