Pictured above: Team Amanda and Friends enjoying their Polar Blitz Fundraiser for CBU's St. Jude Up Til Dawn program on Super Bowl Sunday. Kudos for raising an estimated $600 in one afternoon. (Now, that's team spirit.) L-R: Amanda Myers (M.Ed), Bobby Lawrence (MAEL), Vance Gamble (Economics '07, Biology '08), and Frank Ramirez (Chemistry '08). Photo by team member John Paul Masterson (Mathematics '07).
• Lady Buc pitcher Nikki Dunn (Psychology '09) has been named to the Preseason All-GSC West Softball Team. Dunn was voted the GSC West Co-Pitcher of the Year last season when she went 12-12 with five shutouts, a 2.42 ERA, and 222 strikeouts in 161.2 innings. She was also a first-team All-GSC West pick as a freshman, when she went 13-16 with eight shutouts, a 2.21 ERA, and 242 strikeouts in 196.1 innings.
• Buccaneer shortstop Mark Foster (Mechanical Engineering '08) has been named to the Preseason All-Gulf South Conference West Division Baseball Team. Foster, a two-time First-Team All-GSC West selection, has a .371 batting average for his career after hitting .382 with 51 runs as a junior. Foster led the GSC in hits per game and finished ninth in batting average and total hits.
• Brian Kim (Biology '07) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Memphis) School of Dentistry.
• Jordan Klein (Biology '07) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) Pharm.D. program.
WELCOME TO CBU
The Student Life staff is delighted to welcome Mr. Mario E. Brown to CBU as the new Director of Student Activities. Mario comes with a B.S. in computer engineering technology from the University of Memphis, and a Master’s in Education in college student personnel from the University of Arkansas. He has held positions in residence life, multicultural affairs, events coordination, and campus life at the University of Arkansas, Fisk, and Rhodes. We welcome Mario and his wife back to Memphis, and to our community.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
• INTERNATIONAL ACOUSTIC SOUNDS TO BENEFIT UP TIL DAWN: Listen to live acoustic music by Siamak Keyvani, Navin Prabhu, Osborn Delima, and Oisin Crean in Rozier Lounge on Monday, February 4, at 8:00 p.m. $2.00 admission includes snacks and drinks, and all proceeds benefit Up til Dawn and the kids at St. Jude.
• MARDI GRAS STUDENT COFFEEHOUSE: The annual Campus Ministry Mardi Gras Student Coffee House will take place on Tuesday, February 5, in Rozier Lounge, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Come hear students play, sing, and dance. Admission is free along with coffee, hot chocolate, "King Cakes" and Beads from New Orleans. Come celebrate and have fun before Ash Wednesday.
• 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. More info>>
• ASH WEDNESDAY: Ashes will be distributed throughout the course of the day — 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. outside Sabbatini Lounge; Mass at 5:00 p.m. in Stritch/De La Salle Chapel; 7:45-8:15 p.m. outside Montesi Executive Center; Holy Hour at 8:00 p.m. in St. Jospeh Chapel (Barry Hall). Ashes signify that this life is temporary and we are called during Lent to fast, pray, and serve our brothers and sisters in preparation of Christ's Resurrection ... Easter!
• 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.
• CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION LUNCH: Thursday, February 7; 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Alfonso Dining Hall
• 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 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 -- no special qualifications or training necessary, just an interest in attracting top students to CBU. For more information or to sign up to assist, please contact Darryl A. Causey, Plough Scholarship Chair, at 321-3210 or email@example.com.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• ATTENTION BUSINESS MAJORS: You are invited to attend a variety of events from the Epsilon Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Come learn what this professional fraternity has to offer at one of the following events:
• "Meet the Chapter" on February 5 at 12:30 p.m. in Buckman 102
• "Tour of Robinson Marketing Group" on February 7, meet in the Buckman Foyer at 3:30 p.m.
• "Meet the Chapter" on February 12 at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph 10
• "Bowling with the Brothers" on February 15, meet in the Buckman Foyer at 6:30 p.m.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• SWEETS FOR THE SWEET: The Valentine season is here and Delta Sigma Pi has the sweets you love to satisfy the sweeties you love! The Epsilon Psi chapter will be selling a variety of great Valentine treats February 11-14 on campus. Stop by one of the booths to support the chapter and stock up on items for your friends and Valentine. More information to come.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT CBU
• Monday, February 4: Soul Food Day; 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Alfonso Dining Hall
• Monday, February 11: Free Tour of the National Civil Rights Museum; 3:00-5:00 p.m.; Meet behind the Thomas Center at 2:30 p.m. to carpool
• Thursday, February 14: Mr. Earnest Donahue (Chemistry '64, Chemical Engineering '71), first African-American student at CBU, "Walking Through the Door of Opportunity:"; 1:00 p.m.; Spain Auditorium
• Tuesday, February 19: Black Student Association's Outstanding African-American Alumni Award & Greek Reunion; 6:30 p.m.; Sabbatini Lounge
• Thursday, February 21: Power Talks for Women: Ms. Cathy Ross ('78), senior vice president and chief financial officer for Federal Express; 7:00 p.m.; University Theater; sponsored by Graduate & Professional Studies
• Saturday, February 23: Tour of the Memphis African-American Historical Sites with Heritage Tours; 12:30-4:00 p.m.; $20/students, $25/faculty and staff; board the bus promptly at 12:15 p.m. on Central parking lot (Reservations and advance payment are required, Email email@example.com). On the Memphis historical sightseeing tour you'll witness these sites and much more: Early Memphis history, slave market district, Civil War history, Cotton Row history, National Civil Rights Museum, Beale Street, historic churches, the home of W.C. Handy, and the Burkle Home (Slavehaven). Visit www.heritagetoursmemphis.com for more information.
A workshop entitled "Protective Strategies of Self-Defense" will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 6:30–7:30 p.m. in the Maurelian Lounge. The workshop, sponsored by Residence Life and the Counseling Center, will be conducted by the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center and is free and open to the CBU community. For additional information, call Ebonye Bowie-Reed at 321-4102 or Sadie Lisenby 321-3527.
SPRING CAREER CENTER EVENTS
• 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
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD AT CBU
The West Tennessee Regional Science Olympiad will be held at CBU on Saturday, February 16, approximately 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Brother John Monzyk (Physics) is serving as West Tennessee Director of the Science Olympiad, and the event will be supervised and scored by CBU faculty members, CBU students, and off-campus volunteers. Eight teams with up 15 middle school or high high school members each will engage in roughly 15 science events. Some are written tests, some are hands-on activities, and some are testing of things which participants have built prior to the Olympiad. Medals are given to participants coming in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd places in each event; plaques are awarded to teams scoring best in top three; and schools receive trophies for the top three placing teams. Winning schools advance to the State Tournament in Knoxville on April 5. The National Tournament is in May. Examples of potential events can be seen at the national Science Olympiad website.
• SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Members of fraternities and sororities who need service hours are welcome to volunteer for service during the tournament to help direct visitors on campus to the various events and act as messengers between the data processing center and events in the various buildings. Contact Br. John Monzyk in physics to volunteer for service that day.
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>>
SPRING CONCERT SERIES
CBU is proud to announce its 2008 Spring Concert Series. This spring series begins this week with a joint performance of the CB Singers directed by Tommy Gaines and the Germantown Chorus directed by Rick Marshall. The series continues with two concerts featuring voice and piano students of Tommy Gaines and concludes with the annual performance of the CB Singers. Mark your calendar to attend these entertaining musical events; full schedule here.>>
CALL FOR STUDENT PEACE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Christian Brothers University invites nominations for the 2008 Gerard A. Vanderhaar Student Peace Award. This award is for currently enrolled students at Memphis-area institutions of higher education, and is given in conjunction with the annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium, to be held at CBU on April 10. Nationally known and long-time peace activist Rev. Bryan Massingale will be the speaker for the 2008 Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium.
The award recipient is honored at the symposium, and will be given a $500 award. Nominations may come from faculty, staff, or administrators. Nominees for the award should meet the following criteria:
• Outstanding involvement in peace and justice work, which could include significant participation in an organization for peace and justice, significant participation in a nonviolent campaign or movement for peace and justice, and/or service which furthers peace and justice in the world
• Enrolled as a full-time student at the undergraduate or graduate level at a Memphis-area institution of higher education
• Academic excellence, maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0
Award will be subject to verification of aforementioned criteria.
Nomination forms are available for download here. Finalists for the Student Peace Award will be interviewed by the selection committee, so please provide contact information for the student nominee. The deadline for nominations is March 14, 2008. Send nominations to Dr. Mike Ryan (Office of Advancement, Christian Brothers University, 650 E. Parkway S., Memphis TN 38104), firstname.lastname@example.org.