• Yuri de Souza (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science '08) was selected as the 2008 Featured Engineering Student for Christian Brothers University. The recipient for this award is selected from a group of students who represent the top candidate from each department. Each candidate is ranked highest in academics, community service, and participation in university activities.
• The faculty of the department of Behavioral Sciences at CBU hosted the 11th annual Mid-South Psychology Conference on February 23. This year's conference was organized by Dr. Elizabeth Nelson (Psychology). The conference is designed to provide psychology students with the opportunity to present their research and explore the field of psychology. Dr. Craig Anderson, distinguished professor from Iowa State University, delivered the keynote address, "Video Game Effects on Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior" to 184 students, faculty, and local community attendees. In all, 16 schools, from five states participated in the conference. The CBU chapter of Psi Chi recruited and organized 26 student volunteers to help with the conference. Seventy-one students presented 42 research projects (21 paper presentations and 21 poster presentations). Six awards were presented for the best poster and paper presentations. Winners from CBU were: Jessica Horvath, Erin Huff, Sarah Cagen, and Kristen Kirkland for "The effects of exposure to and engagement with sexual assault information on attitudes toward sexual assault" (third place, poster category); and Brian Lee for "Growing issues of depression and stigma among college students" (third place, paper category), To help in funding the conference, Dr. Nelson obtained a grant from the Psi Chi National Honorary Society, one of only 16 grants funded to universities from across the country. Funds were also contributed by CBU and the University of Memphis.
• Dr. Kristin Prien (Management) authored a chapter on "The Consultant as Mentor" in The I/O Consultant: Advice and Insights for Building a Successful Career (Edited by Jerry W. Hedge, Ph.D. and Walter C. Borman, Ph.D.) published this month by APA Books.
• Dr. John Ventura (Electrical & Computer Engineering) was honored with the 2008 Featured Engineer Award for Christian Brothers University at the Engineer's Week Luncheon on February 18,
• Kim Williams (Biology '08) has been accepted to the Integrative Biomedical Science Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She plans to continue working with Dr. Jena Steinle in Ophthalmology, with whom she conducted her senior thesis.
THIS WEEK'S EVENTS
• TWILGHT RETREAT: Father David Knight will present the next Twilight Retreat on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. His topic will be "Choosing to Be: Becoming Who You Really Are." Christians do good things, but that is only part of what it means to be Christian. Through our choices we create ourselves continually. We are constantly growing into the fullness of our own being. For more information, visit www.hisway.com and www.immersedinchrist.org.
• EMPLOYEE BENEFITS MEETINGS: CBU's annual Benefits Open Enrollment Meetings will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. Changes and new products will be discussed, and all faculty and staff should attend. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you will not be able to attend either of these meetings.
• HESBURGH LECTURE: Rev. Patrick D. Gaffney, associate professor in anthropology and a fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. will present an address on "Lost in Translation? Bringing American Ideals to the Middle East" in Spain Auditorium on Thursday, March 27, at 7:00 p.m. This lecture examines the layers of conflict and contradiction that arise when the well-intentioned aspirations and the immense power of the United States impact the mindsets of contending groups in today's Middle East. For more information, visit www.ndmemphis.com.
• ENGINEERING CONFERENCE: The Memphis Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and its student chapters will host the 2008 Student-Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) at 5:00 p.m. on March 27 at the Balinese Ballroom (330 N. Main). IEEE established the S-PAC as a career growth and professional awareness conference that focuses on bringing both student and professional worlds together for a networking event and seminar on engineering related topics. This year the Memphis Section of IEEE has organized a variety of engineering societies and disciplines from Arkansas State University, Christian Brothers University, the University of Memphis, The University of Tennessee at Martin, The University of Mississippi, and Union University to participate in the S-PAC. For more information, visit spac.ieeememphis.org.
• LASALLIAN AMBASSADOR APPLICATIONS DUE: The Office of Admissions is currently accepting applications for the Lasallian Ambassador Board for the 2008-2009 academic year. Ambassadors assist the Admissions Office with recruiting events and give campus tours to future students and families! Applications can be picked up in the Admissions Office (Buckman 127) and are due by Friday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Brad Romig at email@example.com or Darryl Causey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS & EVENTS
• DRESS FOR SUCCESS DRIVE: Zeta Tau Alpha is collecting business-type women's clothing for "Dress for Success" to help women who want to get a job, but cannot afford business clothes. Cash donations will also be accepted. Donations may be delivered to O'Hara Hall (600) #204 by April 11.
YOUTH & VITALITY VS. OLD AGE & DECEIT
The annual School of Sciences Charity Volleyball Game pitting Youth & Vitality (students) against Old Age & Deceit (faculty and staff) will be held Wednesday, April 2, at 6:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. Donations will benefit the Church Health Center. Click here for photos from last year's game.
2008 GREAT MOONBUGGY RACE
Two Moonbuggy teams from CBU's School of Engineering are going to Huntsville, AL, to compete in NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race at the US Space and Rocket Center on April 5. CBU engineering students have competed in the race every year since 2000. CBU's first 2008 buggy is based on last year’s design with modifications. The second CBU buggy is a brand new design with 4-wheel drive. The Great Moonbuggy Race is sponsored by NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate, along with the Northrop Grumman Corp., The Boeing Company and Teledyne Brown Engineering. For more information, visit the NASA website.
VOICES FROM NO MAN'S LAND
CBU is offering high school students a unique opportunity to participate in a music and art workshop, "Voices From No Man's Land." This workshop is being coordinated by the CBU School of Arts and sponsored by a Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) grant. The workshop will be held April 8 in the Buckman Quadrangle, 3:30-5:30 p.m. World-renowned Ugandan artists Fred Mutebi and Sam Okello will conduct a one-day only hands-on workshop with activities such as talking murals, drum workshops, Ugandan dance, linotypes, and a discussion of the art therapy initiative based in Uganda. Space is limited. The deadline for registration is April 1, and inquiries should be directed to email@example.com. Click here for more information or to register online.
WIN A PRIMO PARKING SPACE!
All faculty and staff members who participate in this year's Faculty/Staff Campaign for the Annual Fund will be invited to a year-end party. Those faculty and staff members who are extra-efficient and help CBU keep fundraising costs down by signing up for payroll deduction will be entered in a drawing to win up-front parking in the Visitor's Lot off East Parkway, one space for a month beginning in May (or when the lot construction is finished). Twelve winners will be drawn, one for each month of the year. Click here to download a payroll deduction form; to make your gift online, go to https://secure.cbu.edu/alumni/gift. If you have any questions or would like to make other arrangements, contact Aimee Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-3271.
MAESC CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The 2008 Mid-South Annual Engineering & Sciences Conference (MAESC) will be hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin on May 8. Extended abstracts should be submitted as a Word document attached to an email to MAESC2008@utm.edu. Abstracts will be accepted through Monday, April 7. MAESC, originated at CBU in 1999, has become a regional conference in recent years. Its focus has been on engineering and science technologies, as well as related education and management. For more information about MAESC 2008 and proceedings of previous conferences, visit www.maesc.org.
2008 VANDERHAAR SYMPOSIUM
The third annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium will focus on the relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy in the 21st century. Rev. Bryan Massingale, a Catholic moral theologian who focuses on liberation theologies, will address "Dr. Martin Luther King's Vision and Practice: His Legacy, Present Struggles and Future Hopes." at the symposium on Thursday, April 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the University Theater. More>
CALL FOR POSTER TITLES
CBU will present the annual Student Research Poster Session on April 15 in Sabbatini Lounge. This event is sponsored by the Alpha Chi Honor Society and is open to all students who wish to participate. Posters to be displayed should be trifold boards that will be presented standing two on a table. Limited space is also available for wall mounted posters.
Poster information must be submitted to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald by April 11 and must include the titles of the posters and the authors, along with any special needs for display (wall mount, electrical, etc.). Posters can be placed beginning at 9:00 a.m. and should be in place by
noon. Students will be at their posters between 12:45 and 1:45 p.m. All posters should be removed by 2:00 p.m. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
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.
SPRING PLAY: THE JURY ROOM
CBU's Encore Drama Club will present The Jury Room by C.B. Gilford as its 2008 spring production in the University Theater April 18 -20. The play is being directed by Linda Dinwiddie. Showtimes are Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 general admission, $2 for any college student with ID, and $2 for CBU faculty/staff. There will be no reserved seating. For additional information, please email Elizabeth Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org. More>
CRAFT ARTISTS EXHIBIT
Works by the Memphis Association of Craft Artists (MACA) are on exhibition in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Memorial Library) through April 3. MACA is the local chapter of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, a non-profit statewide organization dedicated to the promotion and the preservation of fine craft in Tennessee. More>
URBAN DESIGN PRESENTATION
The Memphis Regional Design Center has joined with a group of local non-profit organizations, community foundations, governmental agencies, and businesses (Hyde Family Foundation, Center City Commission, Memphis Office of Planning and Development, Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Memphis City Schools, and CBU among many others) to bring Jeff E. Speck, director of design for the National Endowment for the Arts, to Memphis. He will be touring Memphis for several days and recording his observations and recommendations, which he will present to the public on Thursday, May 1, in the University Theater at 4:30 p.m.