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Ceylon Mooney
(Mathematics '08) received the 2008 Gerard A. Vanderhaar Student Peace Award from Dr. Peter Gathje of the Memphis Theological Seminary (formerly of CBU) at the Vanderhaar Symposium on April 10. Mooney was nominated for the award by Dr. Margaret Miller and Dr. Gathje, who cited him as an outstanding student as well an extraordinary peace activist, who has creatively combined his passion for music with his passion for peace, and has traveled several times to Iraq and Palestine.
(photo by Linda Dunlap)


Russell Brandon (Psychology ‘09) has received a summer research internship in Cognitive Psychology at Western Kentucky University.
Sarah Cagen (Psychology ‘08) has been accepted to the Master's program in Community Agency Counseling at the University of Memphis.
Jessica Horvath (Psychology ‘08) has been accepted to the Ed.S. program in School Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University.
Jestein Lamey (History '08) was recently accepted into the Graduate History Program at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) .
Dr. Pong Malasri (Civil Engineering) presented two papers at the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference on April 7-8 at the University of Memphis. The first paper, "2007 Packaging Summer Programs at Christian Brothers University," was co-authored by Drs. Asit Ray, John Ventura, Paul Shiue, Ali Pourhashemi, and Mr. Yongquan Zhou (of FedEx). The second paper, "M.S. in Engineering Management with Packaging Concentration," was co-authored by Drs. Neal Jackson, and Juan-Carlos Olabe. Both papers appear in the CD-ROM conference proceedings. Manuscripts can be viewed here.
Kim Neal (Psychology ‘07) has been accepted to the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Suffolk University in Boston.
Kyle Summers (Biology '08) presented a poster entitled "Dube 3a expression in neurons increases synaptic bouton number through regulation of Pb1 and downstream Rac targets" at the 49th annual Drosophila Research Conference in San Diego on April 3, sponsored by the Genetics Society of America. The poster was co-authored by Hemachand Tummala, Priti Azad, and Lawrence T. Reiter.
Erica Tyler (Applied Psychology-Criminal Justice, ‘08) has been accepted to the Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Tennessee.
Rachel Wheeler (Psychology ‘08) has been accepted to the Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Tennessee.
• The Division of Student Life is pleased to announce that the following students have been selected to serve as Peer Counselors for the 2008-2009 academic year: Dillon Beard, Russell Brandon, Greg Carrico, Chase De Saint-Felix, Lauren Douglass, Antony Eddy, Jessie Gallimore, Jenessa Gebers, Heather Gosnell, Wesley Hall, Leigh Hill, Simone Lampkin, David Lanigan, Kenny Latta, Anthony Lawrence, Maegan Lytle, Sara Moore, Terry Netzel, Kady O'Connor, Lauren Phillips, Kalli Powers, Kristi Prevost, Diamond Taylor, Jenny Terbrock, Jessie Wortham, and Jacob Zimmerman. Primary Alternates are Richard Boyette and Mary Jane Dickey. Special thanks to each student who applied.  Your willingness to help the incoming students and their transition to college life is admirable and truly appreciated.

Dr. Marguerite Cooper (Chemistry) was the subject of an April 7 report entitled "90-year-old Tigers fan looks forward to big game" on WMC-TV5. Link>
Dr. Bob Brittingham (Economics) was interviewed for a story on Fox 13 News regarding reactions to rising gasoline prices that aired on April 11 during the 9:00 news. (Dr. Brittingham says, "The cameraman got at least one shot from my good side, zeroing in on my feet as I walked to the office.") Link>

Daniel Bozeman has joined Information Technology Services as a web developer.

Students: Check your CBU email for your link to cast your vote on the Elections web page. SGA Executive Committee Elections will run through Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. If you have an questions or concerns, please contact Matt Johnson at majohnso@cbu.edu.

CBU's annual Student Research Poster Session will be held on Tuesday, April 15, in Sabbatini Lounge, 11:00 a.m. -1:50 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Alpha Chi Honor Society and will present posters by students in various disciplines across campus.
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 encore@cbu.edu. More>>
CONCERTS BY NOELLE GARCIA: Noelle Garcia ('06) will present two concerts in the Memphis area this weekend. On Friday, April 18, at St. Brigid Parish (7801 Lowrance Road) at 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, April 19, at St. William Catholic Church at 4932 Easley Avenue in Millington. Garcia was liturgical director at CBU while a student. She currently lives in Michigan and has recorded an album entitled Meet Me Where I Am, which is available online at www.noellegarciamusic.com.


The Grey Goose Made a Splash in Baton Rouge: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) students competed in the 2008 Deep South Concrete Canoe Race on April 4 in Baton Rouge, LA. The 2008 CBU canoe, named "Grey Goose," was built to last and would have received a durability contest if there were one. It is a Hummer version of concrete canoes with a luxury touch of a town car with a slant concrete backrest. The concrete unit weight is about 1/2 of normal weight concrete with an impressive compressive strength of about 1,700 psi. The 3/4-inch thick concrete wall is also bullet proof. The massive 500+ lb weight gives it an incredible advantage in a collision. Students also participated in other competitions including concrete Frisbee, mystery, and surveying contests. CBU students on the trip were Jason Allen, Andrew Assadollahi, Luke Bailey, Mallory Bailey, Joseph Boyer, Carol Dodge, Katie McGinnis, Thomas O'Bryant, Mark Randall, Willie Sandifer, and Daniel Syzdek. Dr. K. Madhavan went with the group. More pictures can be viewed here. Pictured above left: Mallory Bailey, Katie McGinnis, Joseph Boyer, and Daniel Syzdek; pictured above right: Thomas O'Bryant, Mark Randall, and Daniel Syzdek
• The CBU Honors Program attended a lecture by Dr. Angela Davis at the University of Memphis on April 2. Dr. Davis spoke to the standing-room-only audience about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as her associations with the Black Panther and Communist parties in the 1970s. Attending Honors students were Jenessa Gebers, Lindsay Hanlen, Leigh Hill, Madeline Jones, Patrick Jones, Laura Mason, Frank Minneci, Caroline Mitchell, Catherine Montesi, Dylan Perry, Chris Peterson, and Mandi Pitt.

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!

CBU’s Intramural Program is looking for a new commissioner for the 2008-2009 academic year. The commissioner works as part of SGA to help communicate, manage, and coordinate all aspects/operations of the Intramural Program. This position is a great way to develop strong leadership skills as the team captain of the Intramural Committee. Applications and job description can be picked up in the Student Life Office in the Thomas Center. Applications are due back in the Student Life Office by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. For more information, please contact Martin Brock at 321-3525 or mbrock@cbu.edu.

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 lhill2@cbu.edu.

The Hesburgh Lecture Series in Memphis continues at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21, with a lecture by Rev. Ronald J. Nuzzi, Ph.D. in Spain Auditorium on the importance of Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Rev. Nuzzi is director of the ACE Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame. This Hesburgh Lecture is co-sponsored in Memphis by The Notre Dame Club of Memphis and the Catholic Diocese of Memphis in co-operation with Christian Brothers University. Dr. Nuzzi’s lecture is the fourth in an ongoing series of lectures on Character and Education. Contact Dr. Charles Kenny at 753-6188 or charlie@rightbrainpeople.com for more information.

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 mgannam@cbu.edu.

Sara L. Hall, Vice President and General Counsel for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA), will be the featured speaker for the "Power Talks for Women" series at CBU on Thursday, April 24. Her topic, "Knowing Yourself/Making Your Way: The Importance of Knowing Who You Are and What You Really See Professionally and Personally as You Navigate Your Career," will be presented in Spain Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. More>

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. Admission is free. Dr. Kidder's books will be available for purchase, and a booksigning will follow the lecture.

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 dbabb@cbu.edu. Click here to access the trial.

An exhibition by the Memphis Camera Club entitled "Places We've Been" is on display in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Memorial Library) through May 22. This exhibit presents images that were taken on the club's field trips over the past fifteen years. More>>

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.

Canale Arena will be closed May 12-18 while the court floor is being refinished and repainted. All athletic facilities in the building will be unavailable, but Athletic Department offices will be open.



BASEBALL (14-23, 6-8 GSC)
04/08: Bucs 12, Mid-Continent College 13 (at Buc Field)
04/12: Bucs 7, Southern Arkansas University 18 (at Magnolia, AR)
04/12: Bucs 7, Southern Arkansas University 12 (at Magnolia, AR)
04/13: Bucs 2, Southern Arkansas University 10 (at Magnolia, AR)
SOFTBALL (14-24, 1-19 GSC)
04/10: Lady Bucs 4, West Florida 7 (at GSC Crossover; Decatur, AL)
04/12: Lady Bucs 0, North Alabama 2 (at GSC Crossover; Decatur, AL)
04/12: Lady Bucs 2, Alabama-Huntsville 7 (at GSC Crossover; Decatur, AL)
04/13: Lady Bucs 5, Valdosta State 12 (at GSC Crossover; Decatur, AL)
04/10: Lady Bucs 0, Arkansas Tech 6 (at TPC Southwind)

04/15: Union University (Buc Field; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/16: Crichton College (TBA)
04/19: Henderson State University (Buc Field; noon doubleheader)
04/20: Henderson State University (Buc Field; 1:00 p.m.)
04/16: Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia, AR; 2:00 p.m. doubleheader)
04/19: Southern Arkansas University (Bland Field; noon doubleheader)
04/14-15: Harding Classic (Searcy, AR)
04/16: North Alabama (TPC Southwind; 2:00 p.m.)