The CBU Honors Program attended the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference on February 15 - 16 at Middle Tennessee State University. The following presentations were made at the conference: "Honors Week: Beyond the Classroom" by Burton Bridges (Finance '09), Carolyn Fly (English for Corporate Communications '10), and Dr. Tracie Burke (Honors Program Director); "Our Freshman Retreat: Building Community One Scream at a Time" by Jenessa Gebers (General Studies '11) and Dr. Tracie Burke; "Chaos Theory and a Personal God by Russell Brandon (Psychology '09) and John Legge (Chemistry '09); and "Whoever Has the Youth Has the Future: An Examination of the Hitler Youth" by Caroline Mitchell (History '10). Pictured above (l-r): Carolyn Fly, Dr. Tracie Burke, Russell Brandon (kneeling), Burton Bridges, Jenessa Gebers, Caroline Mitchell, and John Legge.
• The Lasallian Ambassador Board would like to congratulate Brittly Butler as February'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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Darryl Causey at email@example.com.
• Lady Buc pitcher Nikki Dunn (Psychology '09) tossed her first career perfect game as the Lady Bucs earned a doubleheader sweep at Bethel on February 25, winning 4-0 and 5-4. Dunn dominated in the first game, striking out 17 of the 21 batters she faced and only allowing one ball out of the infield. The perfect game marked Dunn's second no-hitter at CBU.
• Katie Finch (Biology '08) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Nursing.
• Buccaneer center Nick Kohs (Marketing '09) was named Gulf South Conference West Division Player of the Week for the period ending February 27. This was Kohs' second Player of the Week honor this season. He posted a pair of double-doubles on the week as the Bucs moved into second place in the GSC West with wins at Ouachita Baptist and against Delta State.
• Heather Perry (Natural Science '08) has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing.
• Congratulations to the brothers of the Epsilon Psi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi on their 11th birthday: February 29, 1964 – February 29, 2008! You sure mean business!
• Aliyah Charllai Jones, daughter of Charlotte Marks (Advancement), was born February 26, weighing 6 lbs., 8 oz. and measuring 20 inches.
• Analise Faith Germany, granddaughter of Leah Allen (School of Sciences), was born February 28. weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz., and measuring 19 inches with "lots of black hair, and great lungs."
SPRING BREAK HOURS
• The ITS Computer Center will be open 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 3-7.
• Plough Library will be open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 3-7; closed on Saturday, March 8; and open 6:00-11:00 p.m. Sunday, March 9 .
FIDELITY INVESTS IN CBU "POWER TALKS" SERIES
Fidelity Investments presented $12,000 to sponsor the "Power Talks for Women" series prior to the address by Cathy Ross on February 21. Pictured above (l-r) are Cheryl Wilson, Senior VP of Fidelity Investments (Southeast Region); Rick Maupin, CBU Director of Government & Corporate Programs, Tonna Bruce, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, and Dwayne Craft, Vice President of Fidelity Investments (Germantown). More>>>
FACULTY/STAFF VS. STUDENTS (FOR A GOOD CAUSE)
CBU’s Student Life Office invites all students, faculty, staff, and family to the 2008 Faculty/Staff vs. Student Basketball Game in Canale Arena on Thursday, March 13, at 5:00 p.m. This fun, entertaining event will also feature food, music, and contests with prizes for everyone in attendance. The game is a fundraiser for the Disaster Relief Fund for Union University, and donations will be accepted throughout the event.
COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM PROOFS
The list of students who have submitted to participate in the May 2008 commencement ceremony may be found online at this link. Please check your name and degree for accuracy. If the information needs to be corrected, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 8.
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.
DR. MARY OGILVIE'S "LAST LECTURE"
In a new CBU Honors Program series, an esteemed CBU professor will be asked each spring to deliver his or her "last lecture." The lecture may relate to the professor’s academic work, other professional or life experience, or may be words of inspiration and advice for students, or all of the above. This year the Honors Program chose Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Professor of Biology and 2006-07 Distinguished Lasallian Educator, to give the inaugural "Last Lecture." Save the date and please join the Honors Program and the CBU community for this extraordinary event Thursday, April 17, 12:45 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.
HAVE SOMETHING TO INCLUDE FOR FALL ORIENTATION?
If your office or department would like to have an insert placed into orientation bags this fall, please bring them to Student Life by April 11.
SPRING CAREER CENTER EVENTS
• Interviewing Skills Workshop: Thursday, March 13; 1:00 p.m.; Buckman 112
• Negotiating Salary Workshop: Thursday, March 27; 1:00 p.m.; Buckman 112