On behalf of the 43 CBU Buc Wild Fans, we would like to say "Thank you!!!" to all those who made it possible for us to travel down to Florida to support our men's basketball team as they made their first appearance in the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament. We are all extremely proud of what our team has accomplished this season. We thank our seniors -- Kevin Weybright, Justin Ray, and Roberto Casiano -- for the memories they have left us with and wish them nothing but the best. We look forward to the future of this program and we all always remember the bus breaking down… twice.
• Nicole Shim ('07, MAEL '08), Dr. Emily Mathis Forsdick (International Initiatives) and Dr. Bevalee Pray (Center for Ethical Leadership) attended the "Women as Global Leaders" conference in Dubai, March 10-12, where they were part of a panel discussion on "Institutions at the Center: Leading Community Transformation" and presented a paper on "The Masters of Executive Leadership at Christian Brothers University: The First Cohort's Learning Experience."
• Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Christian Brothers University in the 2008 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges: Burton Bridges (Finance '09), Yuri de Souza (Computer Science & Electrical Engineering '08), Lauren Hearn (Education '08), Lacey Hopper (Psychology '09), Kristen Kirkland (Psychology '08), and Lindsay Leslie (English '08). Students selected for Who's Who have demonstrated a combination of academic excellence, community services, involvement in extracurricular activities, and the potential for continued success.
FACULTY & STAFF NEWS
Rick Maupin has been appointed the Interim Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, and will serve until a new dean is appointed.
SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Interested in serving on the Student Government Association? Candidate applications can be picked up in the Student Life office this week. All forms must be completed and returned to Student Life by Friday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m. There are six elected positions on the Executive Committee and 12 elected Senate seats. For more information please see the elections website or contact the Election Commissioner, Matt Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOUNDER'S DAY ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The Office of Campus Ministry and Mission would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to an Ice Cream Social on Monday, April 7, to honor the Feast Day of St. John Baptist de La Salle, Founder of the Christian Brothers and Lasallian Schools around the world. In the Roman Church, De La Salle is the patron saint of Teachers and Student Teachers.
Our celebration of Founder's Day will take place from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the Buckman Quad. In case of rain, the celebration will take place up in the Sabbatini Lounge. Let us come together to acknowledge our heritage and enjoy each other's company. We are Christian Brothers University ... let us continue to be proud of who we are. Live Jesus In Our Hearts ... Forever!
YOUNG WHIPPER SNAPPERS VS. OLD GEEZERS
The annual School of Sciences Charity Volleyball Game pitting the Young Whipper Snappers (students) against the Old Geezers (faculty and staff) will be held Wednesday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. Donations and proceeds from a bake sale will benefit the Church Health Center. Sponsored by Beta Beta Beta biology honor society, the event will also feature an Old Geezer Dress-Up Contest -- be the most creative old geezer and win one of the great raffle prizes!
PACKAGING SEMINAR & INFO SESSION
The CBU School of Engineering will host a free packaging seminar on Tuesday, April 1, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in Nolan Engineering Center 241. The seminar will be presented by Product Ventures on packaging innovation. RSVP by Monday, March 31. More information can be downloaded here>>
• The CBU School of Engineering will also host a packaging information session on Thursday, April 10, 12:30 -1:50 p.m., in Nolan Engineering Center 241. Attendees will learn about career opportunities in packaging from area packaging professionals and packaging education programs offered by CBU. Pizza and drinks will be served, and door prizes will be awarded (donated by ACH Food Companies). RSVP by contacting Dr. Pong Malasri at email@example.com by noon on Wednesday, April 9. Visit www.cbu.edu/engineering/packaging for more information.
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 Saturday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 (pictured at left), 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. An associate professor at Marquette University, Massingale is a prolific writer who has authored over thirty articles, book chapters, and book reviews. These have been published in journals such as Theological Studies, New Theology Review, Philosophy and Theology, Origins, U.S. Catholic, and Catholic Peace Voice. Recent work applies Catholic social thought to the issues of affirmative action, racial reconciliation, terrorism and the challenge of peacemaking. He has also authored an award-winning column for the Catholic Press examining contemporary social issues from a faith perspective. Also that evening, a Mid-South university student will be recognized with the Dr. Gerard A. Vanderhaar Student Peace Award. Annually, this award is given to a student who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of nonviolence consistent with Dr. Vanderhaar's life and work. The recipient will make a presentation of his/her work prior to the lecture.
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 tri-fold 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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.