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Congratulations to the 366 CBU students named to the Spring 2008 Dean's List. Selection to the list requires a grade point average of no lower than 3.4 for the term with the completion of at least 12 credit hours. The list of honored students can be found here.

• Kudos to the CBU Office of Advancement for exceeding the 2007-08 fundraising goal of $1.43 million. The actual total will be released as soon as the numbers are finalized.
Michael Antone (Biology '09) and Lorna Wilks (Biology '09) have been awarded Neuroscience Merit Fellowships at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Jeremy Armstrong (Biology '08) has been accepted to the Integrated Program in Biomedical Science at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis).
Jeremy Armstrong (Biology '08), Kim Williams (Biology '08), and Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald (Biology) attended and presented at the international vision meetings held by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in in Ft. Lauderdale, May 3-7. Jeremy presented and coauthored papers on "Pilot Study on the Effect of Lutein and Zeaxanthin Supplementation on Psychophysical and Electrophysiological Macular Outcome Measures" and Macular Pigment Optical Density, C-Reactive Protein, and Serum Lutein and Zeaxanthin in the Elderly." Kim presented and coauthored a paper on "Maintenance of Beta-Adrenergic Receptor Signaling Reduces Markers of Apoptosis in Human Retinal Endothelial Cells Induced by Serum Starvation." Dr. Fitzgerald moderated a symposium on "Potential Role of Serotonin in the Parasympathetic Regulation of Choroidal Blood Flow via the Superior Salivatory Nucleus in the Rodent," presented coauthored research on "Potentiation of Parasympathetic Evoked Vasodilation of the Pigeon Choroid via the Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitor, Trusopt," and presented a coauthored poster on "Central Neuronal Cell Groups Involved in Parasympathetic Control of Choroidal Blood Flow Respond to Reduction in Systemic Blood Pressure."
Dr. Jose Davila (Mechanical Engineering) received the "Purple Shaft Award" on April 28. This award is given by the ASME student section to a faculty member who is an outstanding teacher and goes above and beyond what is required. The recipient does not have to be a mechanical engineering teacher or even an engineering teacher. Pictured above are (l-r) Pouya Saberi, Amanda Taylor, James Strong, Justin DeLap, Dr. Davila, and Scott McGrath.
Heather Gosnell (Biology '09) has been awarded a Biodiversity Fellowship at the Memphis Zoo.
Coach Scott Groninger (Women's Basketball) led a USA Athletes International team on an Italian tour, June 5-6. The team, which included players from West Florida, Birmingham-Southern, Georgia Southern, Longwood, Messiah College, and North Alabama, played a total of five games against local teams from cities such as Florence, Prato, and Milan.
Carter Nazor (Biology '08) has been accepted to the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Stephanie Parker (Biology '09) and Ying Wong (Biology '09) have been awarded Ophthalmology Merit Fellowships at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
• The Tennessee College Public Relations Association awarded CBU a Bronze Communications Award in the category of Radio Advertisements at its spring conference at the University of Memphis in May. The award-winning ad was for the Graduate & Professional Studies program.

Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2008 who were recognized at Commencement with special awards from the academic schools and the University.
• The School of Arts honored the following graduates: Erica Leigh Tyler, Christine Ladd Franklin Award for Outstanding Non-traditional Psychology Major; Robert Hughes, Outstanding History Student Award; Lindsay Leslie, Literature and Languages Faculty Award for an English Major; Janice Matthews-Norwood, Kenneth W. Mathis Award for Outstanding Education Graduate; Victoria Kronenwetter, Behavioral Sciences Faculty Award and Margarette J. Sather Outstanding School of Arts Graduate Award; and Andrea Bordwell, Psi Chi Outstanding Leadership Award.
• The School of Business recognized Aleesha White, Wall Street Journal Award; Angela Faith Bixler, Memphis Chapter-Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants Award; Terry Thomas Owen Jr., Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key; and Shantorra Shanta Baker, Candace Ruth Parks, and James Kenneth Volmert shared the School of Business Faculty Achievement Award.
• Graduates honored by the School of Engineering were Claudia Roldan, Philip M. Becker Award in Chemical Engineering and Outstanding School of Engineering Graduate Award; Carol Dodge, Outstanding Civil & Environmental Graduate Award; Siamak Keyvani, Brother Philip Morgan Electrical Engineering Award; and Casey Nabors, T. Herbert Darnell Mechanical Engineering Award.
• The School of Sciences recognized Kyle Summers with the Biology Faculty Award, and Siamak Keyvani and Michael Herr shared the Brother Dominic Dunn Award for academic excellence and service to CBU and community.
Terry Thomas Owen Jr. received the Christian Brothers University Alumni Academic Award for the highest academic average. Wilson Phillips and Tony Kreager were honored with the Brother I. Leo Outstanding Student Leadership Award. Christopher Reid was selected by his classmates as the recipient of the Thomas Lipsmeyer Award, for the most contributions by a senior to the class and the university.

Dr. Frank Buscher has been appointed to the interim position of Academic Vice President effective July 1. Dr. Buscher served on the CBU faculty in the History & Political Science Department from 1988 to 2006 and as Dean of the School of Arts, 2005-2006. He returns to CBU from Rhodes College, where has served as Visiting Professor of History since 2006.
Mark McClellan has joined the Office of Student Financial Assistance in the position of Financial Aid Counselor.
Patrick Wilson (Finance ’97) has been appointed to the position of Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies effective July 1. Patrick has extensive experience in adult higher education as both an administrator and faculty member. He has worked for Regis University in Denver, CO and returns to CBU from Lakeland College in Wisconsin, where he was an Associate Dean. Patrick is also expected to complete the requirements for his Ph.D. this summer at Pepperdine.

Rochelle Stirling, aunt of Justin Wood (ITS), died June 4 at her home in Bartlett after a long illness. Mrs. Stirling was the Bartlett City Court Clerk. A memorial service will be held at Faith Baptist Church on North Germantown Parkway, Saturday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m. The family requests that memorials be made to the West Clinic. Condolences may be sent to Justin at Campus Box 40.

The "Don't Dodge Ethics" dodgeball team represented CBU's Master of Arts in Executive Leadership program at the High Point Coffee DodgeBall tournament in April. The tournament was the MAEL service project for Thomas Blanche (MAEL '08), the founder of High Point Coffee. The tournament raised money for Playhouse on the Square. The CBU team consisted of both MAEL alumni and current students. Pictured above are (l-r) Albert Crews, Matthew Woods, Aaron Snowden (kneeling in front), Shelley Pike, Matt Helms, Regina Watson, and Jasmin Nuhic.

If your office or department would like to have information included in the Fall 2008 Orientation packets for new students, please submit it to the Student Life office by June 13. For more information, contact Mario Brown at 321-3529 or mbrown11@cbu.edu.

The CBU Physical Plant now has a convenient online request form for common maintenance problems, located at http://maintenance.cbu.edu. When using this online form, please send only one request per problem. Try to be as specific as possible as to the nature of the problem and its location (in 160 characters). Work order requests may still be made by telephone to ext. 3395 or by email to maintenance@cbu.edu. In the event of an emergency (fire, flood, etc.) always contact Campus Safety at ext. 3550.

CBU will again be hosting a group of children (3rd-5th graders) from Northern Mexico for the summer Lasallian Language Camp. We are expecting 33 children and 6 chaperones to arrive on July 1 and be on campus until July 27. The students will be living on campus, attending classes, and participating in various activities on and off campus. If you have any questions about this group, please feel free to contact the Office of Administration & Finance at 321-3256. Thanks in advance for welcoming this group of young students to our campus.

An exhibition of work by architect A. L. Aydelott is on display in the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery (lower level of Plough Library) through August 7. The exhibit of oil paintings of Europe and historic photographs of Pet Plaza, which Mr. Aydelott designed in St. Louis and is now listed on the National Historic Register, will be donated to the permanent collection at CBU at the close of the exhibit. Mr. Aydelott, age 93, passed away on June 1, shortly after the exhibit opened. On the CBU campus, Aydelott was the designer of Maurelian Hall, St. Joseph Hall, and the Arches. More>

The CBU Connection will appear monthly during the summer. It will be emailed and published online on July 14 and will return to its regular weekly schedule on August 18.