CBU Honors Program students showed their appreciation for the Christian Brothers by participating in the National Honors Day of Service. In their their "Help a Brother Out" project the students spent the afternoon of Friday, April 11, with Brother Rob Veselsky and Brother Matthew Smith cleaning the De La Salle Chapel. Pictured above: [back row l-r] Frank Minneci (English '11), Patrick Jones (History '08), Chase de Saint Felix (Religion & Philosophy '11), Chris Peterson (Religion & Philosophy '11); [middle row l-r]: Terry Netzel (Biology '10), Rachel Escue (Biology '10), Cheryl Clausel (Biology '11), Laura Bailey (Psychology '09), Amanda Garland (Psychology '11), Catherine Montesi (English '10), Carolyn Fly (English for Corporate Communications '10); [front Row l-r]: Jenessa Gebers (General Studies '11), Candice Briggie (Marketing '09), Br. Rob Veselsky (Campus Ministry), and Dustin Perry (Mathematics '10).
• Jeanine Abell (Mechanical Engineering '09) was awarded the Outstanding Junior Award by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in the monthly meeting on April 8. The award includes a $750 scholarship and a plaque.
• Yuri de Souza (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science '08), Boris de Souza ('10), and the CBU student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers won first place in the Web site competition at SoutheastCon 2008 held in Huntsville, AL on April 3-6 (Yuri and Boris were the lead developers on the web site). Also at SoutheastCon, Navin Prabhu ('08) placed in the top eight in the student paper contest. Siamak Keyvani ('08), Adam Rodriguez ('08), and Teddy Solan placed eleventh in the robotic competition out of 41 schools who participated. The rules this year were difficult and ten teams did not qualify in the first rounds of competition. In addition, the robotic team placed ninth in the design presentations on the development and programming the robot.
• Claudia Roldan (Chemical Engineering '08) won first place in the annual student design presentation competition held by the MidSouth Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers on April 15 in Oxford, MS, besting teams of students from Mississippi State University and The University of Mississippi. Her project was sponsored by Valero Refinery in Memphis. Other chemical engineering students attending were John York ('08), Laura Velasco ('08), Stephen Hill ('09), and Naitik Gada ('09), along with department faculty Dr. Randel Price and Dr. Ali Pourhashemi.
• Congratulations to CBU's Mechanical Engineering students who competed at the recent Student Professional Development Conference. Casey Nabors (Mechanical Engineering '08) won second place overall and $150 and Best Technical Content and $50 in the Old Guard Oral Presentation. CBU won third place in the Student Sections Competition and was recognized for being one of only eight schools achieving over 400 points in the competition.
• Congratulations to the English majors inducted into CBU's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English International Honor Society, on April 17. To qualify for membership, students must have a minimum of a B grade point average in English and rank at least in the highest 35% of their class in general scholarship. Students pictured above (l-r) are Kristin Moore ('09), Audra W. Jones ('08), Lindsay Leslie ('08), and Crystal T. Shelton ('09).
• Congratulations to the Spring 2008 candidates for Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society: James Brown (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science), Leila Craig (Mechanical Engineering), Justin Delap (Mechanical Engineering), Boris DeSouza (Electrical Engineering), and Pouya Saberi (Mechanical Engineering).
ONLINE SGA SENATE ELECTIONS HAVE BEGUN!
Students: Check your CBU email for your link to cast your vote on the Elections web page. SGA Senate Elections will run through Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. If you have an questions or concerns, please contact Matt Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO WIN A PRIMO PARKING SPACE!
All faculty and staff members who participate in this year's Faculty/Staff Campaign for the Annual Fund are invited to our Year-End Party on Friday, April 25, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the President's Skybox in Canale Arena -- where you will receive lunch, undying gratitude, and fabulous prizes!
Those faculty and staff members who are extra-efficient and help 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. Twelve winners will be drawn, one for each month of the year. Make your gift online here. If you have any questions or would like to make other arrangements, feel free to contact Aimee Lewis at 321-3271 or
EVENTS THIS WEEK
• CBU SERVICE DAY - FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS: You are invited to help plant flowers on campus on Tuesday afternoon, April 22, beginning at 2:00 p.m. All you need to do is to check in with Luther Headley, Aramark Facilities Director, at his office which is next to the Print Shop on the bottom level of Kenrick Hall. He will supply you with some beautiful flowers for "the Good Earth."
• HESBURGH LECTURE: CATHOLIC SCHOOLS STILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE: 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 email@example.com for more information.
• SERVICE AWARDS RECOGNITION PROGRAM: CBU will present the 2008 Faculty and Staff Service Awards Recognition Program in the University Theater on Thursday, April 24, at 12:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the Barret Lobby of the theater. Please attend and show your support for your faculty/staff colleagues receiving awards this year.
• SHOW OFF YOUR TALENTS: 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. For more information contact Miaya Gannam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• SARA HALL, POWER TALKS FOR WOMEN: 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>
• LAUD, LOVE & LAUGHTER: The annual Spring Concert of the CB Singers, entitled "Laud, Love and Laughter," will be held on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater. $5.00 admission for the general public; free to CBU students and faculty with I.D
PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIAL WORK/COUNSELING GRADUATE SCHOOL WORKSHOP
If you are interested in attending graduate school in psychology or a related area please plan to attend one of two workshops that will be given by Dr. Tracie Burke of the CBU Behavioral Sciences department and Dan Messinger of the CBU Graduate & Professional Studies Program. The sessions (each will cover the same information) are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23 in the Montesi Executive Center (Buckman 211), 5:45-7:45 p.m. The workshop will help students prepare for the graduate school admissions process in psychology, social work, and counseling and will present graduate school options in Memphis, the criteria important to admissions committees, and helpful resources for students. RSVP to email@example.com or 321-3357.
APRIL TWILIGHT RETREAT
Father David Knight will present the next Twilight Retreat on Tuesday, April 29, in Spain Auditorium, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Fr. Knight's topic will be "Getting Specific About Saving the World." In this session participants will get down to brass tacks about living a full and authentic Christian life — not in word only, but in deed. For more information, visit www.hisway.com and www.immersedinchrist.org.
ALPHA CHI INDUCTION & GRADUATION
Alpha Chi, a national honor society that admits the top 10 percent of students from all academic disciplines, will have its induction/graduation reception on Sunday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m., details to follow. All current members may get their graduation cords at that time. Invitations will be sent via email and snail mail to potential new members at the end of this week. For further information, contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTRAMURAL PROGRAM COMMISSIONER
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 email@example.com.
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. Admission is free. Dr. Kidder's books will be available for purchase, and a booksigning will follow the lecture.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to access the trial.
CAMERA CLUB EXHIBITION
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>>
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.
CANALE ARENA CLOSING
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.