FALL 2007 DEAN'S LIST
Congratulations to the 363 CBU students named to the Fall 2007 Dean's List. Selection to the list requires a grade point average of no lower than 3.4 for the term with the completion of at least 12 credit hours. The list of honored students can be found here.
• PICTURED AT LEFT: Congratulations to Mr. and Ms. CBU of Homecoming 2008, Chris Reid and Samantha Almanza.
• Joe Polk (MEM '04) received the R. Craig Blackman Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award on January 18 at a ceremony in the Montesi Executive Center at CBU. Polk has worked for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority since 1996 as an engineering technician, a project engineer, and currently as manager of construction administration. He is also the recipient of two “Bravo Zulu” awards from FedEx Corporation for work that he has done on projects at Memphis International. (An article on Polk and CBU's Alumni Award appeared in The Commercial Appeal on January 16.)
• Kudos to Dr. Asit Ray (Chemical Engineering and Packaging Certificate/Lab Coordinator) for working with Plastic Ingenuity of Wisconsin in getting a new thermoforming machine donated to CBU (pictured below). The firm delivered and installed the machine in Saint Benilde Hall on January 16. Thermoforming machines are widely used in medical-device and food packaging. The donated machine costs about $100,000. The firm also provided about $4,000 for electrical wiring in the lab, a mold to make a plastic package to promote CBU packaging program, a 2-hour training session to faculty/staff, and a considerable amount of plastic. An open house to demonstrate the machine is being planned and will be available to the public.
Representatives of Plastic Ingenuity donated, delivered, and helped CBU Engineering staff install a new thermoforming machine in St. Benilde Hall for use in the packaging engineering program.
2008 DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
The President’s Office announces that these faculty and staff members have been awarded 2008 Development Grants to support projects for improvement of various aspects of CBU at the curricular, professional, departmental, school, or university level:
• Ms. Tonna Bruce, Analysis for a CBU Off-site Satellite Campus
• Dr. Tracie Burke, National Honors Institute on Assessment and Evaluation|
• Dr. Emily Forsdick, Strengthening Study Abroad
• Mr. Benjamin Head, Collaborative Integration of Information Literacy in the Curriculum
• Dr. Juan Carlos Olabe, Introduction to Programming Using 3-D Graphics
• Dr. Asit Ray, A Medical Device Packaging Laboratory
EVENTS THIS WEEK
• 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.
• TRAVEL/STUDY MEETING: All students interested in summer or fall travel/study are urged to attend a brief meeting on Tuesday, January 22, in Buckman 103 at 12:15 p.m.. Deadlines for summer 2008 are nearly here. Come and find out the details about dates, activities, courses, professors, and scholarships. Just drop in if you can not stay and put your name on the information list. See you there!!
• TWILIGHT RETREAT: 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.
• WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT: During January and February, Ms. Sadie Lisenby (Director of Counseling) is conducting 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 remaining sessions will be held on consecutive Thursdays (January 24, January 31, and February 7) at 1:00-1:50 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room.
• TELEPHONE AND INTERNET OUTAGE: CBU's local outside telephone lines and internet service will be going down on Saturday, January 26, from approximately 8:00 a.m. until noon while they are moved as part of the construction of the new building. Internet service and local telephone calls off campus, either incoming or outgoing, will be interrupted or unavailable during these hours. Internal campus telephone calls, long distance calls, and other features of the telephone system will not be affected. Should it become necessary to make a local telephone call from your CBU telephone to an off-campus number, please contact the ITS Help Desk at ext. 4438, and they will help you make the call. Emergency calls for Campus Safety should be placed to 3550 from phones on campus, or to 351-3550 from cells or other phones off-campus. If there are any questions or concerns please contact the ITS Help Desk at 4438 or email@example.com.
FORUM ON ALCOHOL
A forum entitled "True Stories of Life and Alcohol" will be held Tuesday, January 29, in Spain Auditorium, 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. The seminar, a highlight of Alcohol Awareness Week, will be conducted by Dan Messinger, Director of Graduate Programs at CBU. The campus community is invited and encouraged to attend this presentation.
ATTENTION ARTISTS AND WRITERS!
Castings, CBU's undergraduate journal is now accepting submissions for its annual competition. Send in your best poems, prose, or art (digital format only) to win real, live, honest-to-goodness money. The deadline for submissions is February 2 -- email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to the School of Arts Office (Barry 225).
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 email@example.com listserv, please contact the ITS Help Desk and ask to be added because you are missing valuable information regarding WebCT.
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>>
CAREER CENTER JUNIOR MEETINGS
Meetings for all December 2008, May 2009, and August 2009 graduates will be held Wednesday, February 6, and Thursday, February 7, at 1:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. each day in Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211). Very important information on how you can participate in the Career Center's Resume Referral Program will be shared at these meetings. Whether you are seeking an internship or other career-related part-time experience during the coming year, or are preparing yourself for your senior year job search, chances are there's an employer that utilizes our services who will be looking for someone just like you. Don't miss out! Participating is easy! Come to one of these four meeting times to find out how. Meetings will last only 30 minutes.
Other upcoming Career Center events include:
• Resume Writing Workshop: Tuesday, February 12; 1:00 p.m.; St. Joseph 10
• Science, Engineering & Technology Job Fair: Thursday, February 21; 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Sabbatini Lounge, Thomas Center
• Interviewing Skills Workshop: Thursday, March 13; 1:00 p.m.; Buckman 112
• Negotiating Salary Workshop: Thursday, March 27; 1:00 p.m.; Buckman 112
WANT A WILD JOB?
The Memphis Zoo is hosting a job fair to recruit seasonal employees on Tuesday, February 7. Positions include seasonal opportunities in Rids, Guest Services/Security, Retail, Data Entry, Admissions and Membership. Start dates range from March to June and may continue through November. All positions require weekend and evening availability. Visit www.memphiszoo.org for more information.
SPRING CONCERT SERIES
The CB Singers under the direction of Tommy Gaines and the Germantown Chorus under the direction of Rick Marshall will join voices to present a Valentine's concert, "It Takes Two: An Evening of Love Songs," on Friday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students with college ID. Tickets will be available at the door the evening of the concert, or can be reserved in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 383-2051.
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>>