PLOUGH SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWERS NEEDED
Attention Faculty and Staff: The Office of Admissions invites and encourages all faculty and staff 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• THANKS FOR RECYCLING, CBU! Kudos to everyone on campus for recycling your aluminum cans. Over 220 pounds of aluminum cans have been collected and delivered to the Memphis Humane Society through the Honors Program Leadership class can-recycling program begun last semester. That translates into 440 pounds of food for the dogs and cats at the agency. Please remember to deposit only cans — not bottles or plastic — into the blue or green receptacles placed around campus. Pictured at left: Leigh Hill (History '10), Dr. Kristin Prien (Management, Marketing & Economics) , Kenny Latta (Religion & Philosophy '10), and some big ol' bags of cans!If you have any questions or concerns about the program, contact Dr. Tracie Burke at email@example.com or Dr. Kristin Prien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Lasallian Ambassador Board would like to congratulate Sam Durnett as January's Ambassador of the Month. The Office of Admissions appreciates the hard work and dedication of the Lasallian Ambassadors and would like to thank them for their recruiting efforts. For more information about becoming a Lasallian Ambassador contact Brad Romig at email@example.com or Darryl Causey at firstname.lastname@example.org in the Office of Admissions.
Mrs. Odell Beaty, a longtime employee of Aramark Food Services at CBU, passed away at her home on Monday, February 4. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Johnny; daughter Shelly Columbia and her husband, Jim, of Olive Branch; son Glen Beaty and his fiancee, Vanessa, of Horn Lake; brother Bobby Joe Smith of Martinez, GA; and two grandchildren, Shelby and Stuart. Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Aramark at Campus Box 353, or online at The Commercial Appeal Guest Book (through March 7).
EVENTS THIS WEEK
• SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP: 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.
• FREE TOUR OF THE NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM: As part of CBU's Black History Month observances, a free tour of the National Civil Rights Museum is offered on Monday, February 11: ; 3:00-5:00 p.m. Meet behind the Thomas Center at 2:30 p.m. to carpool. Future Black History Month events are listed below.
• ADDRESS BY FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT AT CBU: As part of CBU's Black History Month observances, Mr. Earnest Donahue (Chemistry '64, Chemical Engineering '71), the first African-American student at CBU, will present an address on "Walking Through the Door of Opportunity" on Thursday, February 14, at 1:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Future Black History Month events are listed below.
• 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.
• METEOROLOGICAL ADDRESS ON TORNADOES: In conjunction with the Science Olympiad, Jonathan Howell, president of the Memphis Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, has agreed to address the attendees at 1:15 p.m. in the University Theater on the recent super outbreak of tornadoes. The presentation will be during the participants lunch break. The University community is welcome to attend. Mr. Howell will also be running one of the Science Olympiad events.
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 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.
• "Meet the Chapter" on February 19 at 12:30 p.m. in St. Joseph 10
• "Entrepreneurship: From Classroom to Career" (Speaker: Carlos Gil) on February 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Montesi Executive Center
For more information please contact email@example.com.
• AST BAKE SALE: Alpha Sigma Tau is holding a bake sale Monday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. outside the Buccaneer Grill. Proceeds from the sale will go to raise money for Cynthia Milk Fund to buy special formula for babies who cannot process regular milk.
• 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 the 2nd floor of the Thomas Center. Stop by one of the booths from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to support the chapter and stock up on items for your friends and Valentine!
• SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Members of fraternities and sororities who need service hours are welcome to volunteer for service during the Science Olympiad tournament on Saturday, February 16, 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for service that day.
SEEKING RESIDENT ASSISTANTS
Resident Assistant applications are available in Student Life. Seeking qualified, energetic candidates to work in a dynamic department of Residence Life where staff are empowered to learn, innovate, and succeed. Application deadline is February 15.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT CBU
This week's Black History Month events are listed above under "Events This Week."
• 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.
MID-SOUTH PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE
The Behavioral Sciences department will host the Mid-South Psychology Conference on Saturday, February 23. The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Craig A. Anderson from Iowa State University. Anderson's talk entitled "Video Game Effects on Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior" will take place on February 23 at 10:40 a.m. in the University Theater. Anderson, who holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford University, is the first author of Anderson, C.A., Gentile, D.A., & Buckley, K.E. (2007) Violent video game effects on children and adolescents: Theory, research, and public policy. Anderson's very timely talk will focus on the potential negative effects, and scientific and public policy issues surrounding violent video games. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information,contact Dr. Elizabeth Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PEER COUNSELOR?
Any interested freshman, sophomore, or junior who has leadership abilities, is service-oriented, highly motivated, school-spirited, and has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is encouraged to apply for a Peer Counselor position for the 2008-2009 academic year. Applications will be available in the Counseling Center Monday, February 25 and must be returned to the Counseling Center by March 18. If you would like more information about the Peer Counselor Program, you are invited to attend a Peer Counselor Informational Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room.
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
CAREERS IN CORRUGATED PACKAGING
CBU will participate in the 9th Annual International Corrugated Packaging Foundation's Careers in Corrugated Packaging & Display Interactive Video Teleconference on Wednesday, February 20, 1:00-3:00 p.m., in Nolan 235. The program will be beamed live from Michigan State University. It will consist of a panel of four industry executives addressing elements of the industry's sustainability, industry business trends as they pertain to industry directions and growing opportunities for students graduating from a number of disciplines, and the graphic design side of corrugated packaging and display. The panel will be followed by an interactive question-and-answer period by participating students. All are invited. The video teleconference is free but reservations are required. Please reserve your seat by contact Dr. Pong Malasri at email@example.com.
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.