JANUARY 28, 2008 • THE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY
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CBU hosted three visitors from Mexico on January 23-25. Lourdes Vazquez Santander and Hector Parker Rosell, both from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, together with Fernando de Alba of Envases y Laminados (ELSA), a Mexican packaging firm, toured CBU's packaging program and facility, as well as the FedEx Packaging Lab. CBU is exploring educational and R&D opportunities with Universidad La Salle and ELSA in the area of packaging engineering. Pictured above (l-r) are Fernando de Alba, Dr. Siripong Malasri (Civil Engineering/Packaging Activities Coordinator), Hector Parker Rosell, Lourdes Vazquez Santander, Dr. Tony Aretz (VP for Academics), Lance Forsdick (CBU Trustee), and Dr. Neal Jackson (Director of Graduate Engineering).


KUDOS
Dr. Jeff Schultz (Accounting/Finance/Business Law), pictured at left, appeared on the WMC-TV Action News 5 newscast at 5:00 p.m. on January 22 and on the Fox News Morning Show on January 23 to discuss the volatility of the stock market and the economic situation. Dr. Schultz and Dr. Robert Brittingham (Management/Marketing/Economics) appeared again in a Fox evening news report along with in a report on January 24 to discuss the government's economic stimulus plan. January 23 clipJanuary 24 clip
Coach Mike Nienaber (Men's Basketball) became the all-time winningest coach in CBU history with the Buccaneers' 64-50 Homecoming win over Henderson State on January 19.
The win was Nienaber's 131st in nine years, as he moved past Coach Bob Stephenson, who won 130 games between 1969 and 1978. He was presented with the game ball from the Homecoming win prior to the tip-off of the January 24 game at Canale Arena. A feature on Coach Nienaber aired on the Eyewitness News 24 evening newscast (click here for clip), which also featured interviews with several members of the Buccaneer team. More info at gobucsgo.com>>
EVENTS THIS WEEK
SENIOR NIGHT: INTERESTED IN BECOMING A LASALLIAN VOLUNTEER? Seniors interested in learning more about becoming a Lasallian Volunteer for the 2008-2009 school year are invited to Senior Night on Monday, January 28, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with Mass in Stritch Chapel. Following Mass, stay for dinner and social hour with the Brothers, and then attend a meeting to learn more about the Lasallian Volunteer Program at 6:45-7:45 p.m. in Stritch Lounge. For more information, contact Brother Rob at 321-3509 or rveselsk@cbu.edu.
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 31, and February 7) at 1:00-1:50 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room.
FORUM ON ALCOHOL: A forum entitled "True Stories of Life and Alcohol" will be held Tuesday, January 29, in the University Theater, 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 kgolight@cbu.edu or deliver to the School of Arts Office (Barry 225).




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


VALENTINE'S CONCERT: AN EVENING OF LOVE SONGS
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 info@germantownchorus.com 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 dcausey@cbu.edu.

ART EXHIBITION
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>>


 
 



BUCCANEER SCOREBOARD

MEN'S BASKETBALL (10-8, 2-3 GSC)
01/24: Bucs 57, Ouachita Baptist University 60 (at Canale Arena)
01/26: Bucs 63, Delta State University 79 (at Cleveland, MS)
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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (15-3, 3-2 GSC)
01/17: Lady Bucs 54, Ouachita Baptist University 50 (at Canale Arena)
01/19: Lady Bucs 39, Delta State University 54 (at Cleveland, MS)
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THIS WEEK'S
SCHEDULE
MEN'S BASKETBALL

01/31: University of Arkansas-Monticello (Canale Arena; 7:00 p.m.)
02/02: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 7:30 p.m.)

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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
01/31: University of Arkansas-Monticello (Canale Arena; 5:00 p.m.)
02/02: Harding University (Searcy, AR; 5:30 p.m.)