LET US REMEMBER: LASALLIAN EVENTS IN APRIL
• KICK OFF, Monday, April 7: The Church Feast of St. John Baptist de La Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers, will be celebrated with an Ice Cream Social in Buckman Quad, 3:00-4:00 p.m. All students, faculty, and staff are invited. A special prayer will be offered during this time for the CBU Community. Students, faculty, and staff are also invited to join the Brothers for Mass at 5:00 p.m. in Stritch Chapel.
• Friday, April 11: Honors Program students offer service to the Brothers' Community of Lambert Hall, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
• CBU SERVICE DAYS, Monday, April 21 - Wednesday, April 23: Faculty, staff, students, and administration offer their volunteer service and time for the beautification of the CBU campus.
• LASALLIAN RECOGNITION OF SERVICE, Thursday, April 24: Ceremonies will recognize the service of students, faculty, and staff. CBU’s Distinguished Lasallian Educator will be announced for the 2008-09 academic year. More details to come!
These are just a few of the events going on this month, not to mention the 5,000+ hours of service offered by student organizations this year.
On another Lasallian note, CBU has several seniors applying to become Lasallian Volunteers for the 2008-09 school year. As it looks now, with some of our first-year volunteers returning for a second year, we may have 8-9 alumni serving as Lasallian Volunteers -- a record for CBU! "I believe this is due to the great relationship our students have with the faculty and staff, certainly a Lasallian characteristic," says Br. Rob Veselsky, Director of Campus Ministry.
SENIOR DAY IS TUESDAY, APRIL 8
All graduating students walking in the Commencement Exercises are encouraged to participate in Senior Days meetings on April 8 in Sabbatini Lounge, either at 12:00-1:30 p.m. or 4:30-6:00 p.m. Important graduation surveys, announcements, and graduation tickets will be dispersed this day.
OTHER IMPORTANT COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION
• Commencement Proofs: All graduating students participating in commencement must visit the commencement proofs website and verify that their information is correct. Any questions should be directed to the Registrar's office at 321-3237 or email@example.com.
• Cap & Gown Information: All students participating in commencement must have Cap & Gown orders in by April 11. Please fill out the online Intent to Graduate form to place your order.
• Commencement Week Activities: For information on all activities planned for Commencement Week, click here.
• Dan Messinger (Graduate & Professional Studies / BSBA '99, MBA '03) passed all of his comprehensive exams at the University of Tennessee and will graduate with his Master of Science in Social work in Clinical Practice on May 30.
• CBU biology students received three of the four Best Paper Awards at the Tennessee Academy of Science meeting at the University of Memphis: Rebecca Scott for her Session II presentation, "Para-ts Mutant Flies Show Neuronal Damage After Ischemic Injury"; Jeremy T. Armstrong for his Session III presentation, "Macular Pigment Optical Density's Role in Macular Physiology and Disease"; and Kimberly Williams in a tie for her Session III presentation, "Maintenance of Beta Adrenergic Receptor Signaling in Human Microvascular Retinal Endothelial Cells." Also presenting at the meeting were Indre Augustinaite, Indrani Biswas, Eric A. Davis, Sami Helou, Michael Herr, Nhu Truc Le, Angela D. Metz, Casey C. Nazor, Phillip P. Nguyen, Jason Porter, and Brian Walter.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
• 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 Tuesday, 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.
• 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! (Geezer graphic at right courtesy of Dr. Stan Eisen and the always informative Caduceus newsletter.)
• 5TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE TASTING: The Students of BIOL 103 (Biology of Addiction) proudly present the 5th Annual Godiva Chocolate Tasting Session on Thursday, April 10, in Montesi Executive Center (buckman Hall), 3:00-5:00 p.m. Representatives from Godiva Chocolate will teach all about their new deliciously decadent creations and classic favorites. There will be dark, white, and milk chocolate samples to satisfy any chocolate lover's fantasy! All are invited.
• PACKAGING INFO SESSION: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Wednesday, April 9. Visit www.cbu.edu/engineering/packaging for more information.
• 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.
• CAMERA CLUB EXHIBITION: An exhibition by the Memphis Camera Club entitled "Places We've Been" will open in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Memorial Library) on April 11 and continue through May 22. This exhibit presents images that were taken on the club's field trips over the past fifteen years. A public reception will be held in the gallery on Friday, April 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. More>>
• AN EVENING OF RECITAL: Voice and piano students of Tommy Gaines will present "An Evening of Recital" on Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium. General admission is $5.00; free to CBU students and faculty with I.D.
ATTENTION ALL FEMALE FACULTY & STAFF
Zeta Tau Alpha is sponsoring a "Dress for Success" Drive and collecting business attire, office supplies, and money for women who do not have the means to buy clothes for job interviews and office work. Zeta can pick up the clothes from your office, place a contribution box in your office location, or donations can be delivered to O'Hara Hall (600) Apt. 204. For more information, please contact Leigh Hill at email@example.com.
GONG SHOW APRIL 24
The CBU Panhellenic Council hosting the second annual Gong Show in the University Theater on Thursday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to help judge the acts while supporting the Panhellenic Council. A $5 admission gets you food, drinks, and the best of CBU entertainment. All entertainment acts are welcome to enter. Entry applications are available in Student Life and due in the Student Life Office by Friday, April 18. For more information contact Miaya Gannam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIBRARY DATABASE TRIAL
Plough Library is running a trial of the full Knovel Library database during the month of April. Knovel is an online technical resource used by applied scientists and practicing engineers around the world to quickly locate relevant and reliable technical information. All Science and Engineering students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to try out this resource and let the library know what subject areas or specific titles in Knovel would be most useful for you. Please send all feedback or questions to Deborah Babb at email@example.com. Click here to access the trial.
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." 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>>
RUSHWORTH KIDDER IS SEIDMAN LECTURER
The M. L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Rushworth Kidder as its speaker on Monday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater. Kidder, an author and founder of the Institute for Global Ethics, brings more than 30 years of insights to his discussions of corporate and global ethics. He is the author of the books How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living and Moral Courage, and also serves as executive editor of Ethics Newsline, the world’s first weekly, Internet-based ethics information service, for which he writes a weekly column. Dr. Kidder’s keynotes are arranged exclusively by the Washington Speakers Bureau. Local serialization of Kidder’s writings in The Commercial Appeal is currently provided by Mid-South Reads, the C.A.'s Newspaper in Education, and CBU's Center for Ethical Leadership.
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.