HOMECOMING WEEK 2008: REDDIES OR NOT
ARR! NEWS: COMING SOON
Arr! News, CBU's new online student newspaper, will be launching its first arrrticles later this week — just in time to celebrate Homecoming! Get Buc Wild with Arr! News on Friday, January 18, in Alfonso Dining Hall, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. as publication is officially kicked off. Free eyepatches for all who stop by! Be sure to check out Arr! News frequently starting January 18 at http://arrnews.cbu.edu to get the latest student news.
• Tonna Bruce (Dean, Graduate & Professional Studies) is featured in an article in the January issue of Nontraditional Students Report entitled "Give students control over their degrees with university studies program" The article also mentions Yancy Villa (Graduate & Professional Studies).
• Jennifer Hendrick has been accepted to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL.
• Sheharyar Minhas has been accepted to the St. George's University School of Medicine Global Scholars Program in Newcastle, United Kingdom.
• Congratulations to the 2007-08 Peer Counselors who, as a group, attained a grade point average of 3.497 for the 2007 fall term.
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT
The Center for Ethical Leadership at CBU is sponsoring a panel discussion on "Ethics in Government" on Thursday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Panelists include David Kustoff, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee; My Harrison, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis Field Office; Mike Cody, former Attorney General of Tennessee and member of Citizens Commission for Ethics in Government; David Lillard, County Commissioner; Jim Strickland, City Councilman; and Bruce Kramer with Borod and Kramer, PC. Joe Birch, anchor with WMC-TV Action News, will be the emcee for the evening. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Bev Pray at 321-3578 or email@example.com.
MLK PRAYER SERVICE
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Service will be held Thursday, January 17, at 12:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium, The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. James Netters, pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. The service will also feature musical selections and the winning speech from the MLK Oratorical Contest.
ATTENTION FACULTY: WebCT NEWS
WebCT version 4.1 will be used for the last time this term and will not be available starting in the summer term of 2008. You need to have migrated all of your version 4.1 courses to the new version before the end of this term. Please contact Brother Kenneth if you do not know how to migrate your courses. If you are the teacher of a course using WebCT but are not receiving emails from the firstname.lastname@example.org listserv, please contact the ITS Help Desk and ask to be added because you are missing valuable information regarding WebCT.
WALK FOR LIFE
The 32nd Annual Memphis Walk for Life will take place Sunday, January 20 at 1:30 p.m. starting at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (1695 Central Avenue). Pastor Steve Gaines from Bellevue Baptist will give the keynote address.
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.
FORUM ON STUDENT DEPRESSION
A forum entitled “Why Students Get Depressed: Identifying and Conquering Depression” will be held Tuesday, January 22, in Spain Auditorium, 1:00–1:50 p.m. The seminar, sponsored by the CBU Counseling Center, will be conducted by Dr. David Goldstein, CBU's consulting psychologist. There will be opportunity for discussion and/or individual screening. This seminar is free and open to the campus community.
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.
BONE MARROW DRIVE
You can join the National Marrow Donor Program Registry as a potential marrow or peripheral (circulating) blood cell donor if you are between the ages of 18 and 60, in good general health and willing to be available if you are ever identified as a match for a patient in need. The NMDP will be at CBU in Sabbatini Lounge on Wednesday, January 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for free registration. Registering through the NMDP does not require any blood to be drawn. A short questionnaire is completed and then cheek swabs from inside the mouth are taken. Every day, thousands of patients are searching for a donor. When you become a bone marrow donor, you join more than 10 million volunteers worldwide who stand ready to give someone a future. Please contact Brenda Hill in Health Resources at 321-3260 for any questions. Malco movie passes will be raffled at the end of the event.
CRYPTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
CBU is hosting a unique interdisciplinary workshop entitled "Cryptography: Past and Present" for high school students. The workshop will examine the history and practice of cryptography, and is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Montesi Executive Center. This event is free and open to all students in grades 9-12. Seating is limited, so advance registration is required. Register online at www.cbu.edu/Prospective/crypto. More info>>
PLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS
Attention Faculty and Staff: The Office of Admissions cordially invites you to participate in the Plough Scholarship interview process scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Plough Scholarship is a full-tuition four-year scholarship offered to two incoming freshmen each year based on high academic standing, strong extracurricular involvement and leadership abilities. The interviews will take place on campus. Please consider participating in the interview process this year. For more information or to sign up to assist, please contact Darryl A. Causey, Plough Scholarship Chair, at 321-3210 or email@example.com.
RUNNING TO SAVE LIVES
Ryan Blankenship (Mathematics '09) will be running in the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville on April 26 as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Team In Training" program, and his goal is to raise $2,000 for the society. Donations can be made online (click here) or by sending a check payable to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to Ryan at Campus Box 107.
• The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery is featuring "Notes on a Fine Day," an exhibition of paintings by Nashville artist Roger Clayton, through February 21. The gallery is located on the lower level of Plough Library. More info>>
• 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 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).